The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Specialist role in IT jobs advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Support Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Specialist
Rank - 93 80
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 0 8 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire - 0.69% 1.41%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.72% 1.48%
Number of salaries quoted 0 8 14
Average salary - £31,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -21.87%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
Support Specialist
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Bedfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
918 1118 943
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 96.33% 96.71% 94.68%
Number of salaries quoted 814 949 860
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Support Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Support Specialist in the job title across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Support Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Support Specialist
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Support Specialist across the Bedfordshire region.

Support Specialist Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire region that cited Support Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Support Specialist in their job title.

1 10 (83.33%) Java
1 10 (83.33%) XML
1 10 (83.33%) XSL
1 10 (83.33%) XSLT
1 10 (83.33%) Finance
2 7 (58.33%) Banking
2 7 (58.33%) Tomcat
2 7 (58.33%) JMS
2 7 (58.33%) AMQP
2 7 (58.33%) REST
2 7 (58.33%) Mentoring
3 6 (50.00%) SLA
3 6 (50.00%) PL/SQL
3 6 (50.00%) SQL
4 5 (41.67%) ITIL
5 4 (33.33%) C
5 4 (33.33%) C++
5 4 (33.33%) Groovy
6 3 (25.00%) Oracle Database
6 3 (25.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 3 (25.00%) Java EE
6 3 (25.00%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (25.00%) Oracle
6 3 (25.00%) WebLogic
6 3 (25.00%) JSP
6 3 (25.00%) Struts
6 3 (25.00%) Spring

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire region that cited Support Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Support Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (58.33%) Tomcat
2 3 (25.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (16.67%) AutoCAD
Communications & Networking
1 7 (58.33%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
1 3 (25.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 3 (25.00%) Oracle Database
1 3 (25.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
General
1 10 (83.33%) Finance
2 7 (58.33%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (83.33%) XML
1 10 (83.33%) XSL
1 10 (83.33%) XSLT
2 7 (58.33%) JMS
2 7 (58.33%) REST
3 3 (25.00%) JSP
3 3 (25.00%) Struts
3 3 (25.00%) Hibernate
3 3 (25.00%) Spring
3 3 (25.00%) JSF
3 3 (25.00%) Java EE
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Mentoring
2 5 (41.67%) ITIL
3 3 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (8.33%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 10 (83.33%) Java
2 6 (50.00%) PL/SQL
2 6 (50.00%) SQL
3 4 (33.33%) Groovy
3 4 (33.33%) C
3 4 (33.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Oracle
1 3 (25.00%) BEA
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft