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 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Specialist
Rank 193 218 193
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -25
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 24 17 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.49% 0.31% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.32% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 19 13 20
Average salary £47,500 £23,341 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+103.50% -39.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,200 £20,268 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £38,900 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £33,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -17.50%
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
4638 5272 5456
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 95.49% 95.18% 94.95%
Number of salaries quoted 3803 3877 3934
Average salary £50,000 £48,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,800 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 1 May 2016.

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 1 May 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +20 14 £48,500 +107.78% 2
Wokingham - 5 £42,500 - 1
Bracknell -2 3 £21,000 +7.69%
Windsor - 1 £57,500 -
Support Specialist
South East

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 23 (60.53%) Windows
2 15 (39.47%) SQL
3 13 (34.21%) Microsoft
3 13 (34.21%) Active Directory
4 12 (31.58%) Windows Server
5 11 (28.95%) Finance
5 11 (28.95%) SQL Server
6 10 (26.32%) VMware
6 10 (26.32%) Root Cause Analysis
7 9 (23.68%) Hyper-V
7 9 (23.68%) Data Management
8 8 (21.05%) DNS
8 8 (21.05%) EMC
9 7 (18.42%) Veeam
9 7 (18.42%) HP
9 7 (18.42%) MS Office
9 7 (18.42%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (15.79%) Linux
10 6 (15.79%) MS Exchange
10 6 (15.79%) DHCP
10 6 (15.79%) Cisco
10 6 (15.79%) TCP/IP
10 6 (15.79%) Symantec
11 5 (13.16%) arcserve
11 5 (13.16%) SAN
11 5 (13.16%) WAN
11 5 (13.16%) LAN
11 5 (13.16%) Computer Science
11 5 (13.16%) NetBackup
11 5 (13.16%) Backup Exec

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 6 (15.79%) MS Exchange
2 4 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (10.53%) IIS
3 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (5.26%) IBM Notes
3 2 (5.26%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.26%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (5.26%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.63%) Apache
4 1 (2.63%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.63%) JBoss
4 1 (2.63%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.63%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (18.42%) MS Office
2 4 (10.53%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.63%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 8 (21.05%) DNS
2 6 (15.79%) DHCP
2 6 (15.79%) TCP/IP
3 5 (13.16%) LAN
3 5 (13.16%) SAN
3 5 (13.16%) WAN
4 4 (10.53%) Firewall
4 4 (10.53%) Internet
4 4 (10.53%) NAS
5 3 (7.89%) IP Telephony
6 2 (5.26%) Ethernet
6 2 (5.26%) MPLS
7 1 (2.63%) DMZ
7 1 (2.63%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 1 (2.63%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (2.63%) SMS
7 1 (2.63%) SMTP
7 1 (2.63%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (28.95%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.89%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.63%) MySQL
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 11 (28.95%) Finance
2 2 (5.26%) Banking
2 2 (5.26%) Manufacturing
2 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.63%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) .NET
1 1 (2.63%) J2EE
1 1 (2.63%) Middleware
1 1 (2.63%) XML
1 1 (2.63%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Computer Science
2 3 (7.89%) Driving Licence
2 3 (7.89%) Life Science
2 3 (7.89%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.26%) Clustering
3 2 (5.26%) Replication
4 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.63%) HP Storage
4 1 (2.63%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 23 (60.53%) Windows
2 12 (31.58%) Windows Server
3 7 (18.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (15.79%) Linux
5 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (10.53%) Windows XP
6 3 (7.89%) Android
6 3 (7.89%) Apple iOS
6 3 (7.89%) Unix
7 1 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.63%) Windows 7
7 1 (2.63%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (26.32%) Root Cause Analysis
2 9 (23.68%) Data Management
3 4 (10.53%) System Testing
4 3 (7.89%) Project Management
4 3 (7.89%) Software Testing
4 3 (7.89%) Test Scripting
5 2 (5.26%) Configuration Management
5 2 (5.26%) ITIL
5 2 (5.26%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (5.26%) Network Management
5 2 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (5.26%) Service Management
5 2 (5.26%) Validation
6 1 (2.63%) Data Protection
6 1 (2.63%) Document Management
6 1 (2.63%) Issue Tracking
6 1 (2.63%) Load Balancing
6 1 (2.63%) Office Automation
6 1 (2.63%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (2.63%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (39.47%) SQL
2 4 (10.53%) Java
3 3 (7.89%) C#
3 3 (7.89%) C++
4 1 (2.63%) Google Apps Script
4 1 (2.63%) Perl
4 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.63%) Python
4 1 (2.63%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (10.53%) Degree
2 2 (5.26%) DV Cleared
2 2 (5.26%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) GAMP
1 1 (2.63%) HL7
System Software
1 13 (34.21%) Active Directory
2 9 (23.68%) Hyper-V
3 4 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.63%) vSphere
4 1 (2.63%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (13.16%) Backup Exec
1 5 (13.16%) NetBackup
2 4 (10.53%) Simpana
3 3 (7.89%) Legato
3 3 (7.89%) SCCM
4 2 (5.26%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (5.26%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (2.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 13 (34.21%) Microsoft
2 10 (26.32%) VMware
3 8 (21.05%) EMC
4 7 (18.42%) HP
4 7 (18.42%) Veeam
5 6 (15.79%) Cisco
5 6 (15.79%) Symantec
6 5 (13.16%) arcserve
7 4 (10.53%) Dell
7 4 (10.53%) Veritas
8 3 (7.89%) IBM
8 3 (7.89%) NetApp
8 3 (7.89%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (5.26%) Juniper
9 2 (5.26%) Lotus
9 2 (5.26%) Red Hat
9 2 (5.26%) SevOne
10 1 (2.63%) CommVault
10 1 (2.63%) F5
10 1 (2.63%) Nimble Storage
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