The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Specialist role in IT jobs advertised for the Berkshire 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 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Specialist
Rank 171 185 192
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 49 38 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.84% 0.68% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.91% 0.73% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 37 29 22
Average salary £36,500 £30,000 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.66% -30.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,750 £21,000 £34,100
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £42,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +4.16%
Support Specialist
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Berkshire 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
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5413 5206 5323
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 92.44% 93.00% 94.03%
Number of salaries quoted 3779 4080 4437
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £65,000
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 Berkshire

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

Support Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Support Specialist
Salary Trend in Berkshire

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

Support Specialist Salary Trend in Berkshire

Support Specialist
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Support Specialist across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

Support Specialist Salary Histogram in Berkshire

Support Specialist
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Support Specialist within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 27 August 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
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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
Reading +8 17 £40,000 +63.26% 2
Wokingham +6 8 £33,875 -15.31% 2
Bracknell +2 7 £36,500 +21.66%
Maidenhead -9 1 £35,000 -
Support Specialist
South East

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the Berkshire 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 46 (60.53%) Windows
2 37 (48.68%) Microsoft
3 34 (44.74%) Oracle
4 31 (40.79%) SQL Server
5 30 (39.47%) IIS
6 27 (35.53%) SQL Server 2000
7 23 (30.26%) VMware Infrastructure
7 23 (30.26%) Oracle Database
7 23 (30.26%) VMware
7 23 (30.26%) Oracle Database 10g
8 22 (28.95%) Hyper-V
9 20 (26.32%) SQL
10 17 (22.37%) Linux
10 17 (22.37%) Systems Analysis
10 17 (22.37%) Project Management
11 13 (17.11%) Degree
12 12 (15.79%) UNIX
12 12 (15.79%) Java
12 12 (15.79%) Solaris
13 11 (14.47%) MS Office
13 11 (14.47%) Document Management
14 10 (13.16%) ITIL
15 8 (10.53%) Service Management
15 8 (10.53%) AIX
15 8 (10.53%) HPUX
16 7 (9.21%) DNS
16 7 (9.21%) MS Excel
16 7 (9.21%) SharePoint
16 7 (9.21%) Citrix
16 7 (9.21%) Red Hat

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the Berkshire 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 30 (39.47%) IIS
2 7 (9.21%) SharePoint
3 6 (7.89%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (6.58%) Apache
4 5 (6.58%) SharePoint Server
5 4 (5.26%) WebSphere
6 3 (3.95%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (2.63%) WebLogic
7 2 (2.63%) Lotus Domino
7 2 (2.63%) WebSphere Portal
7 2 (2.63%) Quickr
8 1 (1.32%) Lync
8 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (1.32%) MS Exchange
8 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (1.32%) JCAPS
Applications
1 11 (14.47%) MS Office
2 7 (9.21%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.32%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.21%) SaaS
2 3 (3.95%) Google Apps
2 3 (3.95%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.21%) DNS
2 5 (6.58%) SSL
3 4 (5.26%) SAN
3 4 (5.26%) Internet
3 4 (5.26%) SIGTRAN
4 3 (3.95%) DMZ
4 3 (3.95%) Firewall
5 2 (2.63%) VPN
5 2 (2.63%) SS7
6 1 (1.32%) SMPP
6 1 (1.32%) TCAP
6 1 (1.32%) SCCP
6 1 (1.32%) INAP
6 1 (1.32%) SCTP
6 1 (1.32%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (1.32%) M3UA
6 1 (1.32%) SMS
6 1 (1.32%) VoIP
6 1 (1.32%) HTTP
6 1 (1.32%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (40.79%) SQL Server
2 27 (35.53%) SQL Server 2000
3 23 (30.26%) Oracle Database
3 23 (30.26%) Oracle Database 10g
4 6 (7.89%) DB2
5 4 (5.26%) RDBMS
5 4 (5.26%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.63%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (2.63%) DB2 UDB
7 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.32%) MySQL
7 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (9.21%) Telecoms
2 6 (7.89%) French Language
3 5 (6.58%) Finance
4 4 (5.26%) Banking
4 4 (5.26%) German Language
5 2 (2.63%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.58%) SOAP
2 3 (3.95%) J2EE
3 2 (2.63%) .NET
4 1 (1.32%) HTML
4 1 (1.32%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.32%) Web Services
4 1 (1.32%) XML
4 1 (1.32%) XHTML
4 1 (1.32%) Middleware
4 1 (1.32%) JSF
4 1 (1.32%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.58%) Management Information System
1 5 (6.58%) Data Integration
2 4 (5.26%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.95%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.95%) Replication
3 3 (3.95%) Clustering
4 1 (1.32%) IVR
4 1 (1.32%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.32%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 46 (60.53%) Windows
2 17 (22.37%) Linux
3 12 (15.79%) UNIX
3 12 (15.79%) Solaris
4 8 (10.53%) AIX
4 8 (10.53%) HPUX
5 7 (9.21%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (9.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (9.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (6.58%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (3.95%) SUSE
8 2 (2.63%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.32%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.32%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (22.37%) Project Management
1 17 (22.37%) Systems Analysis
2 11 (14.47%) Document Management
3 10 (13.16%) ITIL
4 8 (10.53%) Service Management
5 6 (7.89%) Change Management
6 5 (6.58%) Information Architecture
6 5 (6.58%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (5.26%) Risk Management
8 3 (3.95%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (3.95%) Service Delivery
8 3 (3.95%) Kalman Filter
9 2 (2.63%) Master Data Management
9 2 (2.63%) CRM
9 2 (2.63%) Data Management
9 2 (2.63%) Software Engineering
10 1 (1.32%) Software Testing
10 1 (1.32%) ERP
10 1 (1.32%) EAI
10 1 (1.32%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 20 (26.32%) SQL
2 12 (15.79%) Java
3 4 (5.26%) Perl
4 3 (3.95%) Google Apps Script
4 3 (3.95%) Python
5 1 (1.32%) X++
5 1 (1.32%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.32%) C#
5 1 (1.32%) C++
Qualifications
1 13 (17.11%) Degree
2 5 (6.58%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (5.26%) CCNA
3 4 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (3.95%) RHCE
4 3 (3.95%) JNCIA
5 2 (2.63%) IBM Certification
6 1 (1.32%) CCNP
6 1 (1.32%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.32%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.89%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (30.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (28.95%) Hyper-V
3 4 (5.26%) NFS
3 4 (5.26%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.32%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (2.63%) SCCM
2 1 (1.32%) SCOM
2 1 (1.32%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 37 (48.68%) Microsoft
2 34 (44.74%) Oracle
3 23 (30.26%) VMware
4 7 (9.21%) Citrix
4 7 (9.21%) Red Hat
5 6 (7.89%) Sun
5 6 (7.89%) Sybase
5 6 (7.89%) Cisco
6 5 (6.58%) IBM
7 4 (5.26%) Redknee
8 3 (3.95%) Google
8 3 (3.95%) Hitachi
8 3 (3.95%) Juniper
8 3 (3.95%) EMC
9 2 (2.63%) JBoss
9 2 (2.63%) Lotus
10 1 (1.32%) TIBCO
10 1 (1.32%) McAfee
10 1 (1.32%) ProCurve
10 1 (1.32%) Lumension
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