The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Specialist role in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham 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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Specialist
Rank 107 107 108
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 21 23 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.90% 1.08% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.96% 1.15% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 20 21 4
Average salary £36,500 £50,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.00% +40.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £36,000 £29,750
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £57,500 £44,050
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £40,000 £35,500
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +12.67%
Support Specialist
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham 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
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2195 1999 1614
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 94.33% 93.54% 93.35%
Number of salaries quoted 1886 1809 1340
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Support Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Support Specialist in the job title across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Support Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Support Specialist
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Support Specialist across the Birmingham region.

Support Specialist Salary Trend in Birmingham

Support Specialist
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Support Specialist across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

Support Specialist Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham 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 19 (73.08%) UNIX
2 18 (69.23%) SQL
3 14 (53.85%) Finance
4 10 (38.46%) ITIL
5 4 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (15.38%) Test Scripting
5 4 (15.38%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (11.54%) Software Testing
6 3 (11.54%) Northgate
6 3 (11.54%) Management Information System
6 3 (11.54%) EPoS
6 3 (11.54%) Python
6 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
6 3 (11.54%) MySQL
6 3 (11.54%) Oracle
6 3 (11.54%) Perl
6 3 (11.54%) Windows
6 3 (11.54%) Linux
7 2 (7.69%) MS Exchange
7 2 (7.69%) LAN
7 2 (7.69%) VoIP
7 2 (7.69%) WAN
7 2 (7.69%) Citrix
7 2 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (7.69%) Anite
7 2 (7.69%) Civica
7 2 (7.69%) Comino
7 2 (7.69%) Capita
7 2 (7.69%) Academy Housing
7 2 (7.69%) Orchard

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham 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 2 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Application Server
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Academy Housing
1 2 (7.69%) arcHouse
2 1 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) LAN
1 2 (7.69%) VoIP
1 2 (7.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) MySQL
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.85%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (3.85%) MS Access
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
General
1 14 (53.85%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Management Information System
1 3 (11.54%) EPoS
2 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.85%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 19 (73.08%) UNIX
2 3 (11.54%) Windows
2 3 (11.54%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) ITIL
2 4 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (15.38%) Test Scripting
2 4 (15.38%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (11.54%) Software Testing
4 2 (7.69%) Incident Management
4 2 (7.69%) Problem Management
4 2 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (3.85%) Capacity Management
5 1 (3.85%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (3.85%) Mentoring
5 1 (3.85%) Asset Management
5 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.85%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.85%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 18 (69.23%) SQL
2 3 (11.54%) Python
2 3 (11.54%) Perl
3 1 (3.85%) PL/SQL
3 1 (3.85%) C++
3 1 (3.85%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (11.54%) Northgate
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
1 3 (11.54%) Oracle
2 2 (7.69%) Citrix
2 2 (7.69%) Anite
2 2 (7.69%) Civica
2 2 (7.69%) Comino
2 2 (7.69%) Capita
2 2 (7.69%) Orchard
3 1 (3.85%) VMware
3 1 (3.85%) Business Objects
3 1 (3.85%) SAP