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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Specialist
Rank 217 196 195
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 17 29 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.33% 0.52% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.54% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 16 23 20
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +21.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,250 £43,000 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £35,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -10.25%
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
4890 5327 5184
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 94.88% 95.93% 95.75%
Number of salaries quoted 3997 3957 3809
Average salary £48,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 10 February 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 10 February 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
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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 +5 12 £50,000 +5.26%
Bracknell -4 1 £21,000 -53.33%
Support Specialist
South East

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 10 February 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 28 (59.57%) Windows
2 21 (44.68%) Active Directory
3 18 (38.30%) Windows Server
4 16 (34.04%) Linux
4 16 (34.04%) SQL
5 13 (27.66%) Microsoft
6 12 (25.53%) VMware
7 10 (21.28%) SQL Server
7 10 (21.28%) MS Exchange
8 9 (19.15%) MS Excel
8 9 (19.15%) Java
8 9 (19.15%) Forcepoint
8 9 (19.15%) CheckPoint
8 9 (19.15%) Google
8 9 (19.15%) VMware Infrastructure
9 8 (17.02%) F5
9 8 (17.02%) Firewall
9 8 (17.02%) Data Management
9 8 (17.02%) Symantec
10 7 (14.89%) HP
11 6 (12.77%) EMC
11 6 (12.77%) DNS
11 6 (12.77%) Finance
11 6 (12.77%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (12.77%) German Language
12 5 (10.64%) Telecoms
12 5 (10.64%) DHCP
12 5 (10.64%) SAN
12 5 (10.64%) SIEM
12 5 (10.64%) Veeam

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 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 10 (21.28%) MS Exchange
2 5 (10.64%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (6.38%) Apache
3 3 (6.38%) JBoss
3 3 (6.38%) Tomcat
3 3 (6.38%) WebLogic
4 2 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (4.26%) IBM Notes
4 2 (4.26%) SharePoint
4 2 (4.26%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (4.26%) Skype for Business
5 1 (2.13%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.13%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (19.15%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.13%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) SaaS
2 1 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.13%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.02%) Firewall
2 6 (12.77%) DNS
3 5 (10.64%) DHCP
3 5 (10.64%) SAN
4 4 (8.51%) NAS
4 4 (8.51%) Network Security
5 3 (6.38%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 3 (6.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 3 (6.38%) TCP/IP
6 2 (4.26%) Internet
6 2 (4.26%) iSCSI
6 2 (4.26%) LAN
6 2 (4.26%) WAN
6 2 (4.26%) WebEx
7 1 (2.13%) DMZ
7 1 (2.13%) FTP
7 1 (2.13%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (21.28%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.64%) NoSQL
3 3 (6.38%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (6.38%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (2.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (12.77%) Finance
1 6 (12.77%) German Language
2 5 (10.64%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.38%) Banking
4 2 (4.26%) Games
4 2 (4.26%) Marketing
5 1 (2.13%) Advertising
5 1 (2.13%) French Language
5 1 (2.13%) Front Office
5 1 (2.13%) Italian Language
5 1 (2.13%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.64%) ZeroMQ
2 3 (6.38%) J2EE
2 3 (6.38%) Middleware
3 1 (2.13%) .NET
3 1 (2.13%) HTML
3 1 (2.13%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.51%) Clustering
1 4 (8.51%) Replication
2 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.13%) Driving Licence
2 1 (2.13%) Life Science
2 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 28 (59.57%) Windows
2 18 (38.30%) Windows Server
3 16 (34.04%) Linux
4 6 (12.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (8.51%) Unix
6 3 (6.38%) Android
6 3 (6.38%) Apple iOS
6 3 (6.38%) CentOS
7 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (17.02%) Data Management
2 5 (10.64%) Kalman Filter
2 5 (10.64%) Presales
2 5 (10.64%) SIEM
3 4 (8.51%) Cybersecurity
3 4 (8.51%) ITIL
4 3 (6.38%) Load Balancing
4 3 (6.38%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (6.38%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (4.26%) Information Security
5 2 (4.26%) Mentoring
5 2 (4.26%) Time Management
6 1 (2.13%) Contact Management
6 1 (2.13%) CRM
6 1 (2.13%) Data Protection
6 1 (2.13%) Document Management
6 1 (2.13%) E-Commerce
6 1 (2.13%) ITSM
6 1 (2.13%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.13%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (34.04%) SQL
2 9 (19.15%) Java
3 4 (8.51%) Perl
4 3 (6.38%) C#
4 3 (6.38%) C++
4 3 (6.38%) PowerShell
5 2 (4.26%) Python
6 1 (2.13%) AWK
6 1 (2.13%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.13%) Google Apps Script
6 1 (2.13%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.13%) sed
Qualifications
1 3 (6.38%) Degree
2 1 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (2.13%) PMI Certification
2 1 (2.13%) PMP
2 1 (2.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) PMBOK
1 1 (2.13%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (44.68%) Active Directory
2 9 (19.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (8.51%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (8.51%) Backup Exec
1 4 (8.51%) NetBackup
2 3 (6.38%) Simpana
3 2 (4.26%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (4.26%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (4.26%) Legato
4 1 (2.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 13 (27.66%) Microsoft
2 12 (25.53%) VMware
3 9 (19.15%) CheckPoint
3 9 (19.15%) Forcepoint
3 9 (19.15%) Google
4 8 (17.02%) F5
4 8 (17.02%) Symantec
5 7 (14.89%) HP
6 6 (12.77%) EMC
7 5 (10.64%) Veeam
8 4 (8.51%) arcserve
8 4 (8.51%) IBM
9 3 (6.38%) Dell
9 3 (6.38%) NetApp
9 3 (6.38%) Red Hat
10 2 (4.26%) Lotus
10 2 (4.26%) Veritas
11 1 (2.13%) Cisco
11 1 (2.13%) CommVault