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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Specialist
Rank 158 183 194
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 67 35 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.13% 0.64% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.23% 0.68% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 55 27 24
Average salary £36,500 £40,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.75% -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,750 £21,000 £34,300
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £43,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £40,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +11.11%
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
5441 5117 5178
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 91.78% 93.19% 93.99%
Number of salaries quoted 3746 3943 4322
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £61,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 18 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 18 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 +13 27 £40,000 +63.26%
Bracknell +3 15 £36,500 -27.00%
Wokingham - 10 £33,875 - 1
Maidenhead -14 1 £35,000 -
Support Specialist
South East

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 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 53 (61.63%) Windows
2 42 (48.84%) Microsoft
3 41 (47.67%) Oracle
4 38 (44.19%) SQL Server
5 34 (39.53%) IIS
5 34 (39.53%) SQL Server 2000
6 30 (34.88%) VMware Infrastructure
6 30 (34.88%) VMware
7 29 (33.72%) Oracle Database 10g
7 29 (33.72%) Oracle Database
8 28 (32.56%) Hyper-V
9 24 (27.91%) SQL
10 22 (25.58%) Project Management
10 22 (25.58%) Systems Analysis
11 19 (22.09%) ITIL
12 17 (19.77%) Service Management
13 14 (16.28%) MS Office
14 13 (15.12%) Linux
14 13 (15.12%) SaaS
15 12 (13.95%) Change Management
15 12 (13.95%) PCI DSS
16 9 (10.47%) Document Management
16 9 (10.47%) IBM
17 8 (9.30%) MS Excel
17 8 (9.30%) UNIX
17 8 (9.30%) AIX
17 8 (9.30%) HPUX
17 8 (9.30%) Solaris
17 8 (9.30%) Windows Server 2003
17 8 (9.30%) Windows Server 2008

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 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 34 (39.53%) IIS
2 7 (8.14%) WebSphere
3 6 (6.98%) WebSphere Application Server
4 5 (5.81%) SharePoint
4 5 (5.81%) Lotus Domino
4 5 (5.81%) Apache
4 5 (5.81%) WebSphere Portal
4 5 (5.81%) Quickr
5 4 (4.65%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (2.33%) Lync
6 2 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.33%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (2.33%) WebLogic
6 2 (2.33%) MS Exchange
7 1 (1.16%) JCAPS
Applications
1 14 (16.28%) MS Office
2 8 (9.30%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.16%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 13 (15.12%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.81%) SSL
2 4 (4.65%) SAN
3 2 (2.33%) VPN
4 1 (1.16%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.16%) Wireless
4 1 (1.16%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (44.19%) SQL Server
2 34 (39.53%) SQL Server 2000
3 29 (33.72%) Oracle Database 10g
3 29 (33.72%) Oracle Database
4 6 (6.98%) DB2
5 4 (4.65%) Relational Database
5 4 (4.65%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.33%) DB2 UDB
6 2 (2.33%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (1.16%) MySQL
7 1 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (6.98%) French Language
1 6 (6.98%) Finance
2 5 (5.81%) Telecoms
2 5 (5.81%) Banking
3 4 (4.65%) German Language
4 2 (2.33%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.49%) J2EE
2 2 (2.33%) .NET
3 1 (1.16%) Middleware
3 1 (1.16%) XHTML
3 1 (1.16%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.16%) SOAP
3 1 (1.16%) Web Services
3 1 (1.16%) XML
3 1 (1.16%) HTML
3 1 (1.16%) JSF
3 1 (1.16%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.81%) Data Integration
2 3 (3.49%) Replication
2 3 (3.49%) Clustering
3 2 (2.33%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.16%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.16%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.16%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 53 (61.63%) Windows
2 13 (15.12%) Linux
3 8 (9.30%) UNIX
3 8 (9.30%) AIX
3 8 (9.30%) HPUX
3 8 (9.30%) Solaris
3 8 (9.30%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (9.30%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (5.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (3.49%) SUSE
5 3 (3.49%) Windows 7
5 3 (3.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.33%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.16%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (25.58%) Project Management
1 22 (25.58%) Systems Analysis
2 19 (22.09%) ITIL
3 17 (19.77%) Service Management
4 12 (13.95%) Change Management
5 9 (10.47%) Document Management
6 6 (6.98%) Service Delivery
7 5 (5.81%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (4.65%) Line Management
8 4 (4.65%) Risk Management
9 3 (3.49%) Disaster Recovery
10 2 (2.33%) Information Architecture
10 2 (2.33%) Master Data Management
10 2 (2.33%) Asset Management
10 2 (2.33%) Data Management
10 2 (2.33%) Software Engineering
10 2 (2.33%) CRM
11 1 (1.16%) EAI
11 1 (1.16%) Data Modelling
11 1 (1.16%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 24 (27.91%) SQL
2 5 (5.81%) Java
3 1 (1.16%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.16%) C#
3 1 (1.16%) C++
3 1 (1.16%) X++
Qualifications
1 7 (8.14%) Degree
2 5 (5.81%) IBM Certification
3 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.16%) CCNP
4 1 (1.16%) CCNA
4 1 (1.16%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.16%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (13.95%) PCI DSS
2 5 (5.81%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (34.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (32.56%) Hyper-V
3 5 (5.81%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.16%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (4.65%) SCCM
2 2 (2.33%) SCOM
3 1 (1.16%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 42 (48.84%) Microsoft
2 41 (47.67%) Oracle
3 30 (34.88%) VMware
4 9 (10.47%) IBM
5 6 (6.98%) Sybase
6 5 (5.81%) Lotus
7 4 (4.65%) Citrix
8 3 (3.49%) EMC
8 3 (3.49%) Hitachi
8 3 (3.49%) Red Hat
8 3 (3.49%) Cisco
8 3 (3.49%) Sun
9 2 (2.33%) JBoss
10 1 (1.16%) BEA
10 1 (1.16%) TIBCO
10 1 (1.16%) McAfee
10 1 (1.16%) HP
10 1 (1.16%) ProCurve
10 1 (1.16%) AppSense
10 1 (1.16%) Lumension
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