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 21 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Specialist
Rank 214 199 191
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 16 32 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.29% 0.54% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.59% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 12 20 26
Average salary £24,171 £38,750 £39,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-37.62% -1.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,884 £23,500 £34,500
10% offered a salary of more than £44,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £33,000 £40,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
-18.51% +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
5170 5466 4995
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 93.07% 93.09% 93.82%
Number of salaries quoted 3832 3966 3916
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £61,500 £65,000
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 21 April 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 21 April 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
Reading -7 12 £25,000 -26.47% 1
Bracknell -5 3 £19,500 -64.54%
Support Specialist
South East

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 19 (37.25%) ITIL
2 17 (33.33%) Windows
3 16 (31.37%) IBM
4 15 (29.41%) Lotus
5 14 (27.45%) Active Directory
5 14 (27.45%) WebSphere Application Server
5 14 (27.45%) IBM Notes
5 14 (27.45%) Lotus Domino
5 14 (27.45%) Service Delivery
5 14 (27.45%) WebSphere
5 14 (27.45%) WebSphere Portal
5 14 (27.45%) Quickr
6 12 (23.53%) Microsoft
7 11 (21.57%) Security Cleared
8 10 (19.61%) DNS
8 10 (19.61%) SQL
9 9 (17.65%) Linux
9 9 (17.65%) TCP/IP
10 8 (15.69%) UNIX
10 8 (15.69%) DV Cleared
10 8 (15.69%) Finance
11 7 (13.73%) Logistics
11 7 (13.73%) SC Cleared
11 7 (13.73%) SAP Implementation
11 7 (13.73%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (13.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (13.73%) Solaris
11 7 (13.73%) SQL Server
11 7 (13.73%) SAP
11 7 (13.73%) SAP PP

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 14 (27.45%) WebSphere Application Server
1 14 (27.45%) IBM Notes
1 14 (27.45%) Lotus Domino
1 14 (27.45%) Quickr
1 14 (27.45%) WebSphere
1 14 (27.45%) WebSphere Portal
2 7 (13.73%) MS Exchange
3 3 (5.88%) IIS
4 2 (3.92%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 5.5
4 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (3.92%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.96%) Lync
5 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.96%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.96%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 6 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.88%) MS Office
3 1 (1.96%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (13.73%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.92%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (3.92%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 10 (19.61%) DNS
2 9 (17.65%) TCP/IP
3 4 (7.84%) SAN
4 3 (5.88%) DHCP
4 3 (5.88%) Internet
5 2 (3.92%) Firewall
5 2 (3.92%) DMZ
6 1 (1.96%) SSL
6 1 (1.96%) HTTP
6 1 (1.96%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.73%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.96%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (7.84%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 8 (15.69%) Finance
2 6 (11.76%) Banking
3 5 (9.80%) Telecoms
4 3 (5.88%) French Language
5 1 (1.96%) German Language
5 1 (1.96%) Spanish Language
5 1 (1.96%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.84%) .NET
1 4 (7.84%) Application Packaging
2 2 (3.92%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.96%) HTML
3 1 (1.96%) WCF
3 1 (1.96%) WPF
3 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.96%) COM
3 1 (1.96%) Web Services
3 1 (1.96%) XML
3 1 (1.96%) XSD
3 1 (1.96%) XSL
3 1 (1.96%) XSLT
3 1 (1.96%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.80%) Mobile App
2 3 (5.88%) Clustering
2 3 (5.88%) Replication
2 3 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.92%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.96%) CLARiiON
4 1 (1.96%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.96%) AS400
4 1 (1.96%) PDA
4 1 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.96%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 17 (33.33%) Windows
2 9 (17.65%) Linux
3 8 (15.69%) UNIX
4 7 (13.73%) Solaris
4 7 (13.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (13.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (11.76%) Windows 2000
5 6 (11.76%) Windows XP
6 5 (9.80%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (7.84%) Windows 7
7 4 (7.84%) CentOS
8 3 (5.88%) SUSE
8 3 (5.88%) AIX
8 3 (5.88%) HPUX
9 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (37.25%) ITIL
2 14 (27.45%) Service Delivery
3 7 (13.73%) SAP Implementation
3 7 (13.73%) Logistics
4 6 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (7.84%) Test Scripting
5 4 (7.84%) OpenUP
6 3 (5.88%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (3.92%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (3.92%) Software Distribution
8 1 (1.96%) Cyber Security
8 1 (1.96%) Incident Management
8 1 (1.96%) Memory Management
8 1 (1.96%) Machine Learning
8 1 (1.96%) Workflow
8 1 (1.96%) Migration
8 1 (1.96%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (1.96%) Data Management
8 1 (1.96%) Data Modelling
8 1 (1.96%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 10 (19.61%) SQL
2 4 (7.84%) VB
3 3 (5.88%) C#
3 3 (5.88%) Java
4 2 (3.92%) Python
4 2 (3.92%) Google Apps Script
5 1 (1.96%) XPath
5 1 (1.96%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.96%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.96%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.96%) C++
Qualifications
1 11 (21.57%) Security Cleared
2 8 (15.69%) DV Cleared
3 7 (13.73%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.92%) Degree
5 1 (1.96%) MCSE
5 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.96%) IBM Certification
5 1 (1.96%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.84%) QA
2 2 (3.92%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (27.45%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.88%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (5.88%) SCCM
1 3 (5.88%) SCOM
Vendors
1 16 (31.37%) IBM
2 15 (29.41%) Lotus
3 12 (23.53%) Microsoft
4 7 (13.73%) SAP
4 7 (13.73%) Red Hat
5 5 (9.80%) HP
5 5 (9.80%) EMC
6 4 (7.84%) Citrix
6 4 (7.84%) Oracle
6 4 (7.84%) VMware
6 4 (7.84%) Redknee
7 3 (5.88%) Sun
7 3 (5.88%) Hitachi
8 2 (3.92%) Google
8 2 (3.92%) Symantec
9 1 (1.96%) Bloomberg
9 1 (1.96%) Dell
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