The median annual salary for a 1st Line Support was £23,000 in advertised job vacancies in Watford during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
First Line Support
Hertfordshire / Watford
Rank 58 54 60
Rank change year-on-year -4 +6  
Permanent jobs requiring a 1st Line Support 6 2 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 1.06% 0.34% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.13% 0.36% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 6 2 2
Median salary £23,000 £18,000 £23,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +27.77% -23.40%  
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £18,000 £22,300
10% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £18,000 £24,700
UK excluding London median salary £21,000 £20,500 £20,000
% change year-on-year +2.43% +2.50%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Watford. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Watford
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 533 563 488
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 94.17% 96.90% 99.19%
Number of salaries quoted 446 486 369
Median salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

1st Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Watford that featured 1st Line Support in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for 1st Line Support in Watford

1st Line Support
Salary Trend in Watford

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

Salary trend for 1st Line Support in Watford

1st Line Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, 1st Line Support 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 Watford region featuring 1st Line Support in the job title.

1 7 (87.50%) Windows 7
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
1 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 4 (50.00%) Office 365
3 3 (37.50%) Firewall
3 3 (37.50%) Wireless
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (25.00%) Handset
4 2 (25.00%) VMware
5 1 (12.50%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (12.50%) Information Security
5 1 (12.50%) Fat Client
5 1 (12.50%) SQL
5 1 (12.50%) MS Office
5 1 (12.50%) ITIL
5 1 (12.50%) Citrix
5 1 (12.50%) Thin Client
5 1 (12.50%) Terminal Services
5 1 (12.50%) Linux
5 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
5 1 (12.50%) LAN
5 1 (12.50%) WAN
5 1 (12.50%) DHCP
5 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
5 1 (12.50%) VPN
5 1 (12.50%) DNS
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
5 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

1st Line Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Watford 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:

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) Firewall
1 3 (37.50%) Wireless
2 1 (12.50%) DHCP
2 1 (12.50%) DNS
2 1 (12.50%) LAN
2 1 (12.50%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (12.50%) VPN
2 1 (12.50%) WAN
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Handset
2 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) Fat Client
2 1 (12.50%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
1 7 (87.50%) Windows 7
2 1 (12.50%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) Information Security
1 1 (12.50%) ITIL
1 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
System Software
1 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) Terminal Services
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Workstation
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (25.00%) VMware
2 1 (12.50%) Citrix