The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Berkshire region.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Specialist
Rank 191 190 204
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 32 35 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.54% 0.66% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.71% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 21 26 15
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -6.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £34,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £46,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5483 4954 5888
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 93.11% 93.51% 94.81%
Number of salaries quoted 3985 3893 5061
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
Support Specialist
South East

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Bracknell +25 8 £39,500 -
Reading -20 7 £34,000 -9.33%
Newbury -6 4 - -
Slough - 4 £42,500 - 1
Maidenhead -17 3 £55,000 +22.22%
Support Specialist
South East

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 36 (52.17%) Windows
2 26 (37.68%) Java
3 24 (34.78%) UNIX
3 24 (34.78%) Linux
4 18 (26.09%) Solaris
4 18 (26.09%) Microsoft
5 16 (23.19%) Red Hat
5 16 (23.19%) Clustering
5 16 (23.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 15 (21.74%) Citrix
6 15 (21.74%) Sun
7 14 (20.29%) AIX
7 14 (20.29%) HPUX
7 14 (20.29%) ITIL
7 14 (20.29%) DB2
8 12 (17.39%) SUSE
8 12 (17.39%) Replication
8 12 (17.39%) Disaster Recovery
8 12 (17.39%) EMC
8 12 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
8 12 (17.39%) SAN
8 12 (17.39%) Hitachi
8 12 (17.39%) XML
8 12 (17.39%) Python
9 11 (15.94%) MS Excel
9 11 (15.94%) J2EE
9 11 (15.94%) SQL
9 11 (15.94%) Lotus
9 11 (15.94%) WebSphere
9 11 (15.94%) German Language

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 11 (15.94%) WebSphere
2 10 (14.49%) WebSphere Application Server
2 10 (14.49%) IIS
3 9 (13.04%) FileNet
3 9 (13.04%) WebSphere Process Server
3 9 (13.04%) WebSphere Portal
3 9 (13.04%) Quickr
3 9 (13.04%) IBM Connections
4 5 (7.25%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (7.25%) SharePoint Server
4 5 (7.25%) Apache
4 5 (7.25%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.90%) IBM Notes
5 2 (2.90%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.45%) JCAPS
Applications
1 11 (15.94%) MS Excel
2 8 (11.59%) MS Office
3 1 (1.45%) MS Project
3 1 (1.45%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (4.35%) Cognos TM1
1 3 (4.35%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.70%) SaaS
2 4 (5.80%) Google Apps
2 4 (5.80%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (17.39%) SAN
2 9 (13.04%) LDAP
3 8 (11.59%) DNS
4 6 (8.70%) Firewall
5 5 (7.25%) TCP/IP
6 4 (5.80%) DMZ
6 4 (5.80%) Internet
6 4 (5.80%) Wireshark
6 4 (5.80%) SIGTRAN
7 2 (2.90%) DHCP
7 2 (2.90%) HTTP
7 2 (2.90%) SS7
8 1 (1.45%) SMPP
8 1 (1.45%) TCAP
8 1 (1.45%) SCCP
8 1 (1.45%) INAP
8 1 (1.45%) VPN
8 1 (1.45%) Wireless
8 1 (1.45%) SMS
8 1 (1.45%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (20.29%) DB2
2 7 (10.14%) SQL Server
3 4 (5.80%) MySQL
4 2 (2.90%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.90%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.45%) DB2 UDB
Development Applications
1 9 (13.04%) Eclipse
General
1 11 (15.94%) German Language
2 10 (14.49%) Telecoms
3 9 (13.04%) French Language
4 5 (7.25%) Finance
5 3 (4.35%) Automotive
6 2 (2.90%) Russian Language
7 1 (1.45%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (17.39%) XML
2 11 (15.94%) J2EE
3 10 (14.49%) HTML
4 9 (13.04%) WebSphere MQ
4 9 (13.04%) Spring
4 9 (13.04%) Ajax
4 9 (13.04%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 6 (8.70%) .NET
6 5 (7.25%) SOAP
6 5 (7.25%) Web Services
7 4 (5.80%) .NET Framework
8 3 (4.35%) LAMP
9 2 (2.90%) HTML5
9 2 (2.90%) CSS
10 1 (1.45%) XHTML
10 1 (1.45%) REST
10 1 (1.45%) JSF
10 1 (1.45%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 16 (23.19%) Clustering
2 12 (17.39%) Replication
3 5 (7.25%) Management Information System
4 4 (5.80%) PKI
4 4 (5.80%) IPTV
4 4 (5.80%) Computer Science
4 4 (5.80%) Mobile App
5 3 (4.35%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.45%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 36 (52.17%) Windows
2 24 (34.78%) UNIX
2 24 (34.78%) Linux
3 18 (26.09%) Solaris
4 16 (23.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (20.29%) AIX
5 14 (20.29%) HPUX
6 12 (17.39%) SUSE
7 4 (5.80%) Windows XP
8 3 (4.35%) Windows 2000
9 2 (2.90%) Android
9 2 (2.90%) Windows 7
9 2 (2.90%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.45%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (20.29%) ITIL
2 12 (17.39%) Disaster Recovery
3 10 (14.49%) Project Management
4 9 (13.04%) SOA
4 9 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (7.25%) Document Management
6 5 (7.25%) Software Testing
6 5 (7.25%) Information Architecture
7 3 (4.35%) CRM
8 2 (2.90%) Software Engineering
8 2 (2.90%) Asset Management
8 2 (2.90%) Software Deployment
8 2 (2.90%) Project Planning
9 1 (1.45%) Time Management
9 1 (1.45%) Master Data Management
9 1 (1.45%) Performance Tuning
9 1 (1.45%) Performance Monitoring
9 1 (1.45%) Network Management
9 1 (1.45%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (37.68%) Java
2 12 (17.39%) Python
3 11 (15.94%) SQL
4 9 (13.04%) Jython
5 4 (5.80%) Google Apps Script
5 4 (5.80%) Perl
6 3 (4.35%) PHP
6 3 (4.35%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.90%) VBScript
7 2 (2.90%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (13.04%) Degree
3 7 (10.14%) MCP
3 7 (10.14%) MCSE
4 4 (5.80%) MCSA
4 4 (5.80%) CCNA
4 4 (5.80%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (5.80%) SC Cleared
4 4 (5.80%) Security Cleared
4 4 (5.80%) MCTS
4 4 (5.80%) MCITP
5 3 (4.35%) RHCE
5 3 (4.35%) JNCIA
5 3 (4.35%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.45%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.25%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (11.59%) VMware Infrastructure
1 8 (11.59%) XenApp
1 8 (11.59%) XenDesktop
1 8 (11.59%) vSphere
2 5 (7.25%) Active Directory
3 4 (5.80%) NFS
3 4 (5.80%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (1.45%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 18 (26.09%) Microsoft
2 16 (23.19%) Red Hat
3 15 (21.74%) Citrix
3 15 (21.74%) Sun
4 12 (17.39%) EMC
4 12 (17.39%) Hitachi
5 11 (15.94%) Lotus
6 10 (14.49%) IBM
7 9 (13.04%) Cognos
8 8 (11.59%) VMware
9 5 (7.25%) Cisco
9 5 (7.25%) Oracle
9 5 (7.25%) Sybase
10 4 (5.80%) HP
10 4 (5.80%) Redknee
10 4 (5.80%) Google
11 3 (4.35%) Juniper
12 2 (2.90%) Apple
12 2 (2.90%) JBoss
13 1 (1.45%) TIBCO