The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Berkshire region that had Support Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Specialist
Rank 194 221 161
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -60
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 10 15 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.24% 0.29% 1.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.30% 1.32%
Number of salaries quoted 7 15 54
Median salary £37,500 £49,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-23.46% +34.24%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,800 £34,100 £33,750
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
4075 5032 5608
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 95.95% 95.90% 94.92%
Number of salaries quoted 3232 4008 3813
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Support Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Berkshire region that featured Support Specialist in the job title.

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 25 September 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Support Specialist within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 25 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +3 6 £55,000 +17.02%
Maidenhead -5 2 £31,250 -19.35%
Bracknell -2 1 £30,000 -42.85%
Support Specialist
South East

Support Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, Support Specialist job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Berkshire region featuring Support Specialist in the job title.

1 31 (50.82%) Microsoft
2 29 (47.54%) Windows
3 21 (34.43%) User Acceptance Testing
4 20 (32.79%) Salesforce.com
4 20 (32.79%) Windows Server
5 19 (31.15%) Security Cleared
6 17 (27.87%) Hyper-V
6 17 (27.87%) VMware
6 17 (27.87%) Active Directory
6 17 (27.87%) MS Office
6 17 (27.87%) SQL Server
7 16 (26.23%) ITIL
7 16 (26.23%) Release Management
7 16 (26.23%) Data Quality
8 15 (24.59%) DV Cleared
8 15 (24.59%) Linux
9 14 (22.95%) EMC
9 14 (22.95%) SCCM
10 12 (19.67%) MS Excel
10 12 (19.67%) Agile Software Development
11 11 (18.03%) Validation
11 11 (18.03%) Windows Server 2008
11 11 (18.03%) AIX
11 11 (18.03%) Performance Monitoring
12 10 (16.39%) EMC NetWorker
12 10 (16.39%) Finance
13 9 (14.75%) VMware Infrastructure
13 9 (14.75%) System Testing
14 8 (13.11%) SCOM
14 8 (13.11%) WSUS

Support Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (9.84%) IIS
2 4 (6.56%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (6.56%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.92%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (4.92%) nginx
Applications
1 17 (27.87%) MS Office
2 12 (19.67%) MS Excel
3 3 (4.92%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (8.20%) Dynamics GP
Communications & Networking
1 8 (13.11%) TCP/IP
2 5 (8.20%) Internet
2 5 (8.20%) LAN
2 5 (8.20%) WAN
3 4 (6.56%) Firewall
3 4 (6.56%) IP Telephony
4 3 (4.92%) Ethernet
4 3 (4.92%) MPLS
5 2 (3.28%) SAN
6 1 (1.64%) DNS
6 1 (1.64%) SMTP
6 1 (1.64%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (27.87%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (4.92%) Big Data
3 3 (4.92%) NoSQL
3 3 (4.92%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (3.28%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.64%) DB2
5 1 (1.64%) MySQL
5 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database 10g
General
1 10 (16.39%) Finance
2 6 (9.84%) Manufacturing
3 4 (6.56%) Banking
4 3 (4.92%) Games
4 3 (4.92%) German Language
4 3 (4.92%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.64%) Retail
5 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.56%) COM
2 3 (4.92%) Velocity
2 3 (4.92%) ZeroMQ
3 1 (1.64%) CSS
3 1 (1.64%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.11%) Data Centre
2 7 (11.48%) Life Science
3 6 (9.84%) Driving Licence
4 4 (6.56%) Computer Science
4 4 (6.56%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.28%) Clustering
6 1 (1.64%) Biometrics
6 1 (1.64%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 29 (47.54%) Windows
2 20 (32.79%) Windows Server
3 15 (24.59%) Linux
4 11 (18.03%) AIX
4 11 (18.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (13.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (11.48%) Windows XP
7 4 (6.56%) CentOS
8 3 (4.92%) Windows 7
8 3 (4.92%) Windows 8
8 3 (4.92%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (3.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (3.28%) Unix
10 1 (1.64%) Debian
10 1 (1.64%) HPUX
10 1 (1.64%) Solaris
10 1 (1.64%) SUSE
10 1 (1.64%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (34.43%) User Acceptance Testing
2 16 (26.23%) ITIL
2 16 (26.23%) Release Management
3 12 (19.67%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (18.03%) Performance Monitoring
4 11 (18.03%) Validation
5 9 (14.75%) System Testing
6 8 (13.11%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (11.48%) CRM
7 7 (11.48%) Project Management
7 7 (11.48%) Software Testing
7 7 (11.48%) Test Scripting
8 4 (6.56%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (6.56%) Service Delivery
9 3 (4.92%) Analytics
9 3 (4.92%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (4.92%) Cybersecurity
9 3 (4.92%) Network Management
9 3 (4.92%) Presales
9 3 (4.92%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 8 (13.11%) SQL
2 5 (8.20%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.64%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 19 (31.15%) Security Cleared
2 15 (24.59%) DV Cleared
3 7 (11.48%) Degree
4 3 (4.92%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.28%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (26.23%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.64%) GAMP
System Software
1 17 (27.87%) Active Directory
1 17 (27.87%) Hyper-V
2 9 (14.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.28%) KVM
3 2 (3.28%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 14 (22.95%) SCCM
2 10 (16.39%) EMC NetWorker
3 8 (13.11%) SCOM
3 8 (13.11%) WSUS
4 1 (1.64%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.64%) Legato
4 1 (1.64%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 31 (50.82%) Microsoft
2 20 (32.79%) Salesforce.com
3 17 (27.87%) VMware
4 14 (22.95%) EMC
5 8 (13.11%) Citrix
6 7 (11.48%) Cisco
7 5 (8.20%) HP
8 4 (6.56%) Oracle
9 3 (4.92%) Apple
9 3 (4.92%) Google
9 3 (4.92%) Juniper
9 3 (4.92%) Red Hat
9 3 (4.92%) SevOne
10 1 (1.64%) arcserve
10 1 (1.64%) CommVault
10 1 (1.64%) NetApp
10 1 (1.64%) Sybase
10 1 (1.64%) Veeam
10 1 (1.64%) Veritas