Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a 1st Line Support Technician was £21,750 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

First Line Support Technician
England > South West
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 305 339 360
Rank change year-on-year +34 +21 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a 1st Line Support Technician 11 6 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.11% 0.055% 0.059%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.057% 0.061%
Number of salaries quoted 10 6 7
South West median annual salary £21,750 £20,000 £19,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.75% +5.26% +8.57%
10th Percentile £17,700 £17,125 £16,500
90th Percentile £26,750 £22,750 £22,600
England median annual salary £20,500 £22,000 £20,000
% change year-on-year -6.82% +10.00% +1.27%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
South West
Permanent vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 9964 10538 11547
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.55% 96.99% 97.12%
Number of salaries quoted 8263 8900 9774
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £24,500 £24,613 £23,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

1st Line Support Technician
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings that featured 1st Line Support Technician in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for 1st Line Support Technician in the South West

1st Line Support Technician
Salary Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing 1st Line Support Technician in the South West.

Salary trend for 1st Line Support Technician in the South West

1st Line Support Technician
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing 1st Line Support Technician within the South West region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Dorset +6 4 £21,500 +7.50%
Somerset - 4 £25,500 -
Cornwall - 2 £18,000 -
Devon +16 1 £20,000 +14.29%
1st Line Support Technician
England

1st Line Support Technician Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, 1st Line Support Technician job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South West region featuring 1st Line Support Technician in the job title.

1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
3 8 (72.73%) Active Directory
4 5 (45.45%) Firewall
5 4 (36.36%) DNS
5 4 (36.36%) DHCP
5 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
5 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (36.36%) VMware
5 4 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
5 4 (36.36%) vSphere
5 4 (36.36%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (27.27%) Skype
6 3 (27.27%) Skype for Business
6 3 (27.27%) Veeam
6 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (27.27%) VLAN
6 3 (27.27%) Degree
6 3 (27.27%) Information Security
6 3 (27.27%) SharePoint
6 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
6 3 (27.27%) Legal
6 3 (27.27%) Replication
6 3 (27.27%) vCenter Server
7 2 (18.18%) Hardware Maintenance
7 2 (18.18%) Wireless
7 2 (18.18%) Finance
7 2 (18.18%) Apple

1st Line Support Technician Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (27.27%) SharePoint
1 3 (27.27%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 5 (45.45%) Firewall
2 4 (36.36%) DHCP
2 4 (36.36%) DNS
2 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
3 3 (27.27%) Skype
3 3 (27.27%) VLAN
4 2 (18.18%) VPN
4 2 (18.18%) Wireless
5 1 (9.09%) FTP
5 1 (9.09%) LAN
5 1 (9.09%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (9.09%) SAN
5 1 (9.09%) SNMP
5 1 (9.09%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (27.27%) Legal
2 2 (18.18%) Finance
3 1 (9.09%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
2 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (9.09%) Windows 10
4 1 (9.09%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
4 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Information Security
2 2 (18.18%) Hardware Maintenance
2 2 (18.18%) ITIL
3 1 (9.09%) Security Patching
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Degree
2 2 (18.18%) DBS Check
System Software
1 8 (72.73%) Active Directory
2 4 (36.36%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (36.36%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) vCenter Server
2 1 (9.09%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 4 (36.36%) VMware
3 3 (27.27%) Veeam
4 2 (18.18%) Apple
5 1 (9.09%) Cisco
5 1 (9.09%) Dell
5 1 (9.09%) HP
5 1 (9.09%) ProCurve