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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Specialist
Rank 206 176 186
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 11 50 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.21% 0.85% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.92% 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 11 38 29
Average salary £40,000 £36,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.58% +21.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,300 £33,750 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £40,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
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
4834 5445 5102
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 93.96% 92.81% 93.07%
Number of salaries quoted 3789 3788 3989
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,000 £25,783
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 31 August 2015.

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 31 August 2015. 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
Maidenhead +17 6 £38,750 +10.71% 1
Reading -15 6 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Bracknell +15 1 £52,500 +43.83%
Newbury - 1 £52,500 -
Slough - 1 £52,500 -
Support Specialist
South East

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 21 (87.50%) Windows
2 14 (58.33%) SQL Server
3 13 (54.17%) Microsoft
3 13 (54.17%) Active Directory
4 11 (45.83%) Linux
4 11 (45.83%) TCP/IP
5 10 (41.67%) Security Cleared
6 9 (37.50%) MS Excel
7 8 (33.33%) Java
7 8 (33.33%) NoSQL
7 8 (33.33%) SIEM
7 8 (33.33%) Elasticsearch
7 8 (33.33%) ZeroMQ
8 7 (29.17%) HP
9 6 (25.00%) DNS
9 6 (25.00%) Information Security
10 5 (20.83%) DV Cleared
10 5 (20.83%) Application Packaging
10 5 (20.83%) QA
10 5 (20.83%) Test Scripting
10 5 (20.83%) Network Security
10 5 (20.83%) Windows 7
10 5 (20.83%) Mentoring
10 5 (20.83%) WebEx
10 5 (20.83%) Cyber Security
10 5 (20.83%) DHCP
10 5 (20.83%) Windows XP
10 5 (20.83%) Windows 2000
10 5 (20.83%) VB
10 5 (20.83%) ITIL

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 8 (33.33%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (16.67%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.17%) IIS
3 1 (4.17%) IBM Notes
3 1 (4.17%) Apache
3 1 (4.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.17%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (45.83%) TCP/IP
2 6 (25.00%) DNS
3 5 (20.83%) Network Security
3 5 (20.83%) WebEx
3 5 (20.83%) DHCP
4 3 (12.50%) Firewall
5 2 (8.33%) Internet
5 2 (8.33%) SAN
5 2 (8.33%) LAN
5 2 (8.33%) WAN
5 2 (8.33%) NAS
5 2 (8.33%) iSCSI
6 1 (4.17%) LDAP
6 1 (4.17%) HTTP
6 1 (4.17%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (58.33%) SQL Server
2 8 (33.33%) NoSQL
3 3 (12.50%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (4.17%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 5 (20.83%) HP UFT
2 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (8.33%) Marketing
2 1 (4.17%) Banking
2 1 (4.17%) Retail
2 1 (4.17%) French Language
2 1 (4.17%) German Language
2 1 (4.17%) Italian Language
2 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.17%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (33.33%) ZeroMQ
2 5 (20.83%) Application Packaging
3 1 (4.17%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.17%) HTML
3 1 (4.17%) .NET
3 1 (4.17%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.17%) PDA
2 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 21 (87.50%) Windows
2 11 (45.83%) Linux
3 5 (20.83%) Windows 7
3 5 (20.83%) Windows XP
3 5 (20.83%) Windows 2000
4 4 (16.67%) CentOS
4 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.17%) Ubuntu
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.17%) Solaris
5 1 (4.17%) UNIX
5 1 (4.17%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) SIEM
2 6 (25.00%) Information Security
3 5 (20.83%) Test Scripting
3 5 (20.83%) Mentoring
3 5 (20.83%) Cyber Security
3 5 (20.83%) ITIL
4 2 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (8.33%) Time Management
4 2 (8.33%) Data Management
5 1 (4.17%) Incident Management
5 1 (4.17%) Business Continuity
5 1 (4.17%) Memory Management
5 1 (4.17%) Business Continuity Planning
5 1 (4.17%) Line Management
5 1 (4.17%) Capacity Management
5 1 (4.17%) Garbage Collection
5 1 (4.17%) Service Management
5 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (33.33%) Java
2 5 (20.83%) VB
3 4 (16.67%) SQL
4 3 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 2 (8.33%) Perl
5 2 (8.33%) Python
5 2 (8.33%) Bash Shell
6 1 (4.17%) AWK
6 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
6 1 (4.17%) sed
6 1 (4.17%) C#
6 1 (4.17%) C++
6 1 (4.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (41.67%) Security Cleared
2 5 (20.83%) DV Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) MCITP
3 1 (4.17%) Degree
3 1 (4.17%) MCP
3 1 (4.17%) MCSE
3 1 (4.17%) MCSA
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.83%) QA
2 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (54.17%) Active Directory
2 3 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (8.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) ZABBIX
1 1 (4.17%) logstash
1 1 (4.17%) Nagios
Vendors
1 13 (54.17%) Microsoft
2 7 (29.17%) HP
3 4 (16.67%) VMware
4 2 (8.33%) IBM
4 2 (8.33%) Symantec
4 2 (8.33%) NetApp
4 2 (8.33%) EMC
4 2 (8.33%) Google
5 1 (4.17%) Intel
5 1 (4.17%) Lotus
5 1 (4.17%) Red Hat
5 1 (4.17%) Sophos
5 1 (4.17%) Websense
5 1 (4.17%) Bloomberg
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