The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Birmingham region.

Location
3 months to
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Specialist
Rank 107 111 109
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 8 13 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.42% 0.67% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.71% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 8 10 4
Average salary £41,250 £41,250 £41,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,900 £33,300 £35,300
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £57,500 £52,750
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
Job Titles Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1788 1831 1616
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 93.37% 93.90% 94.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1557 1605 1437
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -1.29%
Support Specialist
West Midlands

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 11 July 2014.

Support Specialist Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 8 (53.33%) SQL
1 8 (53.33%) UNIX
1 8 (53.33%) Windows
1 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 6 (40.00%) Service Delivery
3 5 (33.33%) ITIL
3 5 (33.33%) Intranet
3 5 (33.33%) Perl
3 5 (33.33%) SharePoint
4 4 (26.67%) WAN
4 4 (26.67%) Finance
5 3 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (20.00%) Python
5 3 (20.00%) Linux
5 3 (20.00%) MySQL
6 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
6 2 (13.33%) LAN
6 2 (13.33%) VoIP
6 2 (13.33%) Citrix
6 2 (13.33%) Shell Script
6 2 (13.33%) Financial Institution
7 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
7 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (6.67%) VMware
7 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
7 1 (6.67%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (6.67%) BMC
7 1 (6.67%) Control-M
7 1 (6.67%) BusinessObjects

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 5 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) Intranet
2 4 (26.67%) WAN
3 2 (13.33%) LAN
3 2 (13.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) MySQL
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (6.67%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Financial Institution
3 1 (6.67%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) UNIX
1 8 (53.33%) Windows
2 3 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Service Delivery
2 5 (33.33%) ITIL
3 3 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) CRM
4 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (6.67%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) SQL
2 5 (33.33%) Perl
3 3 (20.00%) Python
4 2 (13.33%) Shell Script
5 1 (6.67%) PL/SQL
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Control-M
1 1 (6.67%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) Citrix
3 1 (6.67%) BMC
3 1 (6.67%) VMware
3 1 (6.67%) ION Trading
3 1 (6.67%) Northgate
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) Business Objects
3 1 (6.67%) SAP