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 2 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Specialist
Rank 90 76 96
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +20
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 11 14 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.94% 1.37% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.97% 1.45% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 11 14 3
Average salary £39,000 £40,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.50% +19.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £37,500 £30,300
10% offered a salary of more than £41,250 £44,250 £34,700
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +4.16%
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
1129 968 992
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 96.74% 94.53% 96.50%
Number of salaries quoted 963 883 866
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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
Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Support Specialist across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

Support Specialist Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

Support Specialist
Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Support Specialist within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton - 6 £39,000 -
Support Specialist
East of England

Support Specialist
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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 11 (61.11%) ITIL
1 11 (61.11%) ERP
2 8 (44.44%) Migration
2 8 (44.44%) Problem Management
3 5 (27.78%) Change Control
3 5 (27.78%) Replication
3 5 (27.78%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (22.22%) ECDL
4 4 (22.22%) HND
4 4 (22.22%) MCT
4 4 (22.22%) MS Office
4 4 (22.22%) CIPD
5 3 (16.67%) WebSphere
5 3 (16.67%) SAP SRM
5 3 (16.67%) Incident Management
5 3 (16.67%) SAP XI
5 3 (16.67%) Mentoring
5 3 (16.67%) SAP PI
5 3 (16.67%) iSeries
5 3 (16.67%) ABAP
5 3 (16.67%) SAP
5 3 (16.67%) OS/400
5 3 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (16.67%) IBM
5 3 (16.67%) Service Delivery
5 3 (16.67%) SAP BI
5 3 (16.67%) Finance

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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 3 (16.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (22.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (16.67%) SAP SRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) SAP BI
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) SAP XI
1 3 (16.67%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Replication
2 3 (16.67%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (61.11%) ITIL
1 11 (61.11%) ERP
2 8 (44.44%) Migration
2 8 (44.44%) Problem Management
3 5 (27.78%) Change Control
3 5 (27.78%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 3 (16.67%) Incident Management
4 3 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (16.67%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) HND
1 4 (22.22%) MCT
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (22.22%) ECDL
1 4 (22.22%) CIPD
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 3 (16.67%) SAP
2 3 (16.67%) IBM