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 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Specialist
Rank 114 117 114
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 13 7 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.64% 0.36% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.38% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 10 7 11
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £30,900 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
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
1884 1856 1892
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 93.41% 94.26% 93.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1579 1600 1671
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 30 July 2015.

Support Specialist Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 8 (53.33%) SQL
2 6 (40.00%) UNIX
2 6 (40.00%) Windows
3 5 (33.33%) Linux
3 5 (33.33%) Python
3 5 (33.33%) Perl
4 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
4 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
5 3 (20.00%) Windows 8
5 3 (20.00%) A+ Certification
5 3 (20.00%) Firewall
5 3 (20.00%) Network+ Certification
6 2 (13.33%) Blackberry
6 2 (13.33%) Degree
6 2 (13.33%) Windows Mobile
6 2 (13.33%) Android
6 2 (13.33%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (13.33%) CCNP
6 2 (13.33%) CCNA
6 2 (13.33%) Mobile Computing
6 2 (13.33%) Mobile Device Management
6 2 (13.33%) Apple iOS
7 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (6.67%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (6.67%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
7 1 (6.67%) DNA
7 1 (6.67%) Microsoft

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (13.33%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (6.67%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finnish Language
1 1 (6.67%) German Language
1 1 (6.67%) Norwegian Language
1 1 (6.67%) Swedish Language
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Blackberry
1 2 (13.33%) Mobile Computing
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) UNIX
1 6 (40.00%) Windows
2 5 (33.33%) Linux
3 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
4 3 (20.00%) Windows 8
5 2 (13.33%) Apple iOS
5 2 (13.33%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (13.33%) Android
6 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (13.33%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (6.67%) ITIL
2 1 (6.67%) DNA
2 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (6.67%) Workflow
2 1 (6.67%) CAFM
2 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) SQL
2 5 (33.33%) Perl
2 5 (33.33%) Python
3 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
3 1 (6.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) A+ Certification
1 3 (20.00%) Network+ Certification
2 2 (13.33%) Degree
2 2 (13.33%) CCNP
2 2 (13.33%) CCNA
2 2 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Netcool
1 1 (6.67%) Nagios
1 1 (6.67%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft