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 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Specialist
Rank 202 186 182
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 20 30 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.38% 0.57% 0.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.60% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 16 18 37
Average salary £45,000 £35,750 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.87% -20.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £23,300 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £40,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
-16.04% +9.45%
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
4947 4971 4824
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 93.60% 93.76% 93.67%
Number of salaries quoted 3734 3664 3899
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £66,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 6 March 2015.

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 6 March 2015. 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
Bracknell -6 10 £45,000 -18.18%
Reading -7 9 £46,250 +36.02% 2
Maidenhead -2 1 £42,500 -
Support Specialist
South East

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 32 (43.24%) ITIL
2 26 (35.14%) IBM
3 23 (31.08%) Lotus
3 23 (31.08%) Lotus Domino
3 23 (31.08%) WebSphere Application Server
3 23 (31.08%) Service Delivery
3 23 (31.08%) WebSphere
3 23 (31.08%) WebSphere Portal
3 23 (31.08%) Quickr
4 22 (29.73%) Windows
5 18 (24.32%) SQL
6 17 (22.97%) IBM Notes
7 15 (20.27%) Microsoft
8 14 (18.92%) Service Management
9 11 (14.86%) DNS
9 11 (14.86%) Active Directory
9 11 (14.86%) Oracle
9 11 (14.86%) SQL Server
10 10 (13.51%) VMware
10 10 (13.51%) VMware Infrastructure
11 9 (12.16%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (12.16%) Hyper-V
11 9 (12.16%) IIS
12 8 (10.81%) MS Exchange
12 8 (10.81%) UNIX
12 8 (10.81%) Linux
12 8 (10.81%) SaaS
12 8 (10.81%) PCI DSS
12 8 (10.81%) Change Management
12 8 (10.81%) Finance

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 23 (31.08%) WebSphere Application Server
1 23 (31.08%) Lotus Domino
1 23 (31.08%) WebSphere
1 23 (31.08%) WebSphere Portal
1 23 (31.08%) Quickr
2 17 (22.97%) IBM Notes
3 9 (12.16%) IIS
4 8 (10.81%) MS Exchange
5 3 (4.05%) SharePoint
5 3 (4.05%) Lync
5 3 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (4.05%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (2.70%) Exchange Server 5.5
6 2 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.35%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.35%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (5.41%) MS Office
1 4 (5.41%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (9.46%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.81%) SaaS
2 2 (2.70%) Google Apps
2 2 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (14.86%) DNS
2 6 (8.11%) TCP/IP
3 4 (5.41%) SAN
3 4 (5.41%) DHCP
4 3 (4.05%) Firewall
5 2 (2.70%) DMZ
6 1 (1.35%) Internet
6 1 (1.35%) Frame Relay
6 1 (1.35%) Network Security
6 1 (1.35%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.86%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.46%) SQL Server 2000
3 6 (8.11%) Oracle Database 10g
3 6 (8.11%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.35%) DB2
General
1 8 (10.81%) Finance
2 6 (8.11%) Banking
2 6 (8.11%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.05%) French Language
4 1 (1.35%) German Language
4 1 (1.35%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.05%) .NET
2 1 (1.35%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.35%) COM
2 1 (1.35%) Web Services
2 1 (1.35%) XML
2 1 (1.35%) XSD
2 1 (1.35%) XSL
2 1 (1.35%) XSLT
2 1 (1.35%) Spring
2 1 (1.35%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.35%) WCF
2 1 (1.35%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.46%) Mobile App
2 3 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.05%) Replication
2 3 (4.05%) Clustering
3 2 (2.70%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.35%) CLARiiON
4 1 (1.35%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.35%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 22 (29.73%) Windows
2 9 (12.16%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (10.81%) UNIX
3 8 (10.81%) Linux
4 7 (9.46%) Solaris
4 7 (9.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (8.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (5.41%) CentOS
7 3 (4.05%) SUSE
7 3 (4.05%) AIX
7 3 (4.05%) HPUX
8 2 (2.70%) Windows 2000
8 2 (2.70%) Windows XP
8 2 (2.70%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (43.24%) ITIL
2 23 (31.08%) Service Delivery
3 14 (18.92%) Service Management
4 8 (10.81%) Change Management
5 7 (9.46%) Project Management
5 7 (9.46%) Logistics
5 7 (9.46%) SAP Implementation
6 6 (8.11%) Systems Analysis
7 5 (6.76%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (5.41%) OpenUP
9 3 (4.05%) Performance Monitoring
10 2 (2.70%) Kalman Filter
10 2 (2.70%) Software Distribution
10 2 (2.70%) Asset Management
11 1 (1.35%) Data Management
11 1 (1.35%) Cyber Security
11 1 (1.35%) Machine Learning
11 1 (1.35%) Workflow
11 1 (1.35%) Migration
11 1 (1.35%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 18 (24.32%) SQL
2 3 (4.05%) Java
3 2 (2.70%) C#
3 2 (2.70%) Google Apps Script
3 2 (2.70%) Python
4 1 (1.35%) XPath
4 1 (1.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (9.46%) SC Cleared
1 7 (9.46%) Security Cleared
2 6 (8.11%) IBM Certification
3 4 (5.41%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.70%) Degree
5 1 (1.35%) VCP4
5 1 (1.35%) MOS
5 1 (1.35%) MCSE
5 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.81%) PCI DSS
2 6 (8.11%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (14.86%) Active Directory
2 10 (13.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (12.16%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (8.11%) SCCM
2 5 (6.76%) SCOM
Vendors
1 26 (35.14%) IBM
2 23 (31.08%) Lotus
3 15 (20.27%) Microsoft
4 11 (14.86%) Oracle
5 10 (13.51%) VMware
6 7 (9.46%) Red Hat
6 7 (9.46%) SAP
7 5 (6.76%) EMC
7 5 (6.76%) Citrix
8 4 (5.41%) Redknee
9 3 (4.05%) Hitachi
9 3 (4.05%) Sun
10 2 (2.70%) Cisco
10 2 (2.70%) Google
10 2 (2.70%) Symantec
11 1 (1.35%) CheckPoint
11 1 (1.35%) F5
11 1 (1.35%) HP
11 1 (1.35%) Dell
Reading, Berkshire
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