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

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Specialist
Rank 120 118 90
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -28
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 8 7 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.39% 0.39% 1.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.41% 1.17%
Number of salaries quoted 5 7 12
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -35.00%
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £35,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -10.25%
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
1956 1713 1447
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 95.79% 96.34% 96.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1620 1543 1248
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -2.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £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 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 6 (35.29%) ITIL
1 6 (35.29%) Finance
2 5 (29.41%) Firewall
2 5 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (29.41%) Avaya
2 5 (29.41%) SQL
2 5 (29.41%) LAN
2 5 (29.41%) WAN
2 5 (29.41%) CCNA
2 5 (29.41%) Data Centre
3 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
4 3 (17.65%) VoIP
4 3 (17.65%) Unix
4 3 (17.65%) Windows
4 3 (17.65%) Oracle
4 3 (17.65%) Service Management
5 2 (11.76%) Workflow
5 2 (11.76%) Informatica
5 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
5 2 (11.76%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (11.76%) T-SQL
5 2 (11.76%) Java
5 2 (11.76%) DNA
5 2 (11.76%) Linux
5 2 (11.76%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (11.76%) SLA
5 2 (11.76%) Facilities Management
5 2 (11.76%) CAFM
6 1 (5.88%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (5.88%) ITIL V3

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 1 (5.88%) JBoss
1 1 (5.88%) SAS
1 1 (5.88%) Tomcat
1 1 (5.88%) WebLogic
1 1 (5.88%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.88%) MS Office
1 1 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (5.88%) MS Project
1 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (29.41%) Firewall
1 5 (29.41%) LAN
1 5 (29.41%) WAN
2 3 (17.65%) VoIP
3 1 (5.88%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (11.76%) Crystal Reports
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) Informix
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Exadata
2 1 (5.88%) SAP BW
General
1 6 (35.29%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) Web Services
1 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.88%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Unix
1 3 (17.65%) Windows
2 2 (11.76%) Linux
3 1 (5.88%) AIX
3 1 (5.88%) Mac OS
3 1 (5.88%) Mac OS X
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) ITIL
2 3 (17.65%) Service Management
3 2 (11.76%) CAFM
3 2 (11.76%) DNA
3 2 (11.76%) Facilities Management
3 2 (11.76%) Workflow
4 1 (5.88%) ERP
4 1 (5.88%) ITIL V3
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (5.88%) Problem Management
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) Java
2 2 (11.76%) T-SQL
3 1 (5.88%) C
3 1 (5.88%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) CCNA
1 5 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.88%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Avaya
2 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
3 3 (17.65%) Oracle
4 2 (11.76%) Informatica
5 1 (5.88%) Adobe
5 1 (5.88%) Citrix
5 1 (5.88%) GoldenSource
5 1 (5.88%) Google
5 1 (5.88%) IBM
5 1 (5.88%) Juniper
5 1 (5.88%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (5.88%) Remedy
5 1 (5.88%) SAP
5 1 (5.88%) VMware