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 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 173 181 194
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 52 38 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.88% 0.68% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.95% 0.73% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 40 29 22
Average salary £36,500 £30,000 £42,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.66% -29.82%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,750 £21,000 £34,100
10% offered a salary of more than £40,500 £42,500 £52,250
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
5455 5174 5246
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 92.19% 93.01% 93.91%
Number of salaries quoted 3795 4042 4374
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 £26,000 £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 2 September 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 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
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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 +6 18 £40,000 +63.26% 1
Wokingham +4 9 £33,750 -15.62% 2
Bracknell 0 8 £36,500 +21.66%
Maidenhead -10 1 £35,000 -
Support Specialist
South East

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 35 (46.05%) Oracle
4 32 (42.11%) SQL Server
5 30 (39.47%) IIS
6 28 (36.84%) SQL Server 2000
7 24 (31.58%) VMware
7 24 (31.58%) Oracle Database 10g
7 24 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
7 24 (31.58%) Oracle Database
8 23 (30.26%) Hyper-V
9 20 (26.32%) SQL
10 17 (22.37%) Systems Analysis
10 17 (22.37%) Project Management
11 16 (21.05%) Linux
12 12 (15.79%) ITIL
12 12 (15.79%) MS Office
13 11 (14.47%) UNIX
13 11 (14.47%) Solaris
13 11 (14.47%) Document Management
13 11 (14.47%) Degree
14 10 (13.16%) Java
14 10 (13.16%) Service Management
15 8 (10.53%) AIX
15 8 (10.53%) HPUX
15 8 (10.53%) SaaS
16 7 (9.21%) Windows Server 2008
16 7 (9.21%) PCI DSS
16 7 (9.21%) MS Excel
16 7 (9.21%) Windows Server 2003

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 6 (7.89%) SharePoint
3 5 (6.58%) Apache
3 5 (6.58%) SharePoint 2010
3 5 (6.58%) WebSphere
4 4 (5.26%) SharePoint Server
4 4 (5.26%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (3.95%) Lotus Domino
5 3 (3.95%) WebSphere Portal
5 3 (3.95%) Quickr
6 2 (2.63%) WebLogic
7 1 (1.32%) MS Exchange
7 1 (1.32%) Lync
7 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.32%) JCAPS
Applications
1 12 (15.79%) 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 8 (10.53%) SaaS
2 2 (2.63%) Google Apps
2 2 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.58%) DNS
1 5 (6.58%) SSL
2 4 (5.26%) SAN
3 3 (3.95%) Internet
3 3 (3.95%) SIGTRAN
4 2 (2.63%) DMZ
4 2 (2.63%) Firewall
4 2 (2.63%) VPN
5 1 (1.32%) Wireless
5 1 (1.32%) SMS
5 1 (1.32%) VoIP
5 1 (1.32%) HTTP
5 1 (1.32%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.32%) SCTP
5 1 (1.32%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (1.32%) M3UA
5 1 (1.32%) SS7
5 1 (1.32%) SMPP
5 1 (1.32%) TCAP
5 1 (1.32%) SCCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (42.11%) SQL Server
2 28 (36.84%) SQL Server 2000
3 24 (31.58%) Oracle Database
3 24 (31.58%) 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 6 (7.89%) Telecoms
1 6 (7.89%) French Language
2 5 (6.58%) Finance
3 4 (5.26%) Banking
3 4 (5.26%) German Language
4 2 (2.63%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.26%) 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%) Data Integration
2 4 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.95%) Replication
3 3 (3.95%) Clustering
3 3 (3.95%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.63%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.32%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.32%) IVR
5 1 (1.32%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 46 (60.53%) Windows
2 16 (21.05%) Linux
3 11 (14.47%) UNIX
3 11 (14.47%) 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
6 6 (7.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (6.58%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (3.95%) SUSE
9 2 (2.63%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.32%) Windows 7
10 1 (1.32%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (22.37%) Project Management
1 17 (22.37%) Systems Analysis
2 12 (15.79%) ITIL
3 11 (14.47%) Document Management
4 10 (13.16%) Service Management
5 7 (9.21%) Change Management
6 5 (6.58%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (5.26%) Line Management
7 4 (5.26%) Information Architecture
7 4 (5.26%) Risk Management
7 4 (5.26%) Service Delivery
8 3 (3.95%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (2.63%) Data Management
9 2 (2.63%) Software Engineering
9 2 (2.63%) CRM
9 2 (2.63%) Master Data Management
9 2 (2.63%) Kalman Filter
10 1 (1.32%) Performance Tuning
10 1 (1.32%) Performance Monitoring
10 1 (1.32%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 20 (26.32%) SQL
2 10 (13.16%) Java
3 3 (3.95%) Perl
4 2 (2.63%) Google Apps Script
4 2 (2.63%) Python
5 1 (1.32%) X++
5 1 (1.32%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.32%) C#
5 1 (1.32%) C++
Qualifications
1 11 (14.47%) Degree
2 4 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (3.95%) CCNA
3 3 (3.95%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (3.95%) IBM Certification
4 2 (2.63%) JNCIA
4 2 (2.63%) RHCE
5 1 (1.32%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.32%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.32%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.21%) PCI DSS
2 3 (3.95%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (30.26%) Hyper-V
3 4 (5.26%) Active Directory
4 3 (3.95%) NFS
5 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 35 (46.05%) Oracle
3 24 (31.58%) VMware
4 6 (7.89%) Sybase
4 6 (7.89%) IBM
4 6 (7.89%) Citrix
4 6 (7.89%) Red Hat
5 5 (6.58%) Sun
5 5 (6.58%) Cisco
6 3 (3.95%) Hitachi
6 3 (3.95%) Lotus
6 3 (3.95%) Redknee
6 3 (3.95%) EMC
7 2 (2.63%) Google
7 2 (2.63%) JBoss
7 2 (2.63%) Juniper
8 1 (1.32%) BEA
8 1 (1.32%) HP
8 1 (1.32%) ProCurve
8 1 (1.32%) Lumension
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