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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Specialist
Rank 112 90 103
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 6 17 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.33% 1.09% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 1.16% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 6 14 6
Average salary £33,750 £50,000 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-32.50% +61.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £25,450 £22,250
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £62,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,250 £39,000 £34,500
% change year-on-year
-7.05% +13.04%
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
1723 1470 1594
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 95.94% 94.17% 94.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1564 1284 1368
Average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £55,000
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 29 January 2015.

Support Specialist Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 21 (77.78%) SQL
2 19 (70.37%) UNIX
3 16 (59.26%) ITIL
4 15 (55.56%) Finance
5 6 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (18.52%) Incident Management
6 5 (18.52%) Problem Management
7 4 (14.81%) Management Information System
7 4 (14.81%) Java
8 3 (11.11%) Oracle
8 3 (11.11%) LAN
8 3 (11.11%) VMware
8 3 (11.11%) Test Scripting
8 3 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (7.41%) ITRS Geneos
9 2 (7.41%) Nimsoft
9 2 (7.41%) Performance Metrics
9 2 (7.41%) Statistics
9 2 (7.41%) Banking
9 2 (7.41%) Nagios
9 2 (7.41%) Back Office
9 2 (7.41%) Anite
9 2 (7.41%) Northgate
9 2 (7.41%) Civica
9 2 (7.41%) Comino
9 2 (7.41%) Capita
9 2 (7.41%) Academy Housing
9 2 (7.41%) Orchard
9 2 (7.41%) arcHouse

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.70%) Apache
1 1 (3.70%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Academy Housing
1 2 (7.41%) arcHouse
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) LAN
2 1 (3.70%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) DB2
2 1 (3.70%) MarkLogic
General
1 15 (55.56%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Banking
2 2 (7.41%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) JMS
1 1 (3.70%) D-Bus
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Management Information System
2 2 (7.41%) Performance Metrics
2 2 (7.41%) Statistics
2 2 (7.41%) EPoS
3 1 (3.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (3.70%) PDA
3 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 19 (70.37%) UNIX
2 1 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (59.26%) ITIL
2 6 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
2 6 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (18.52%) Incident Management
3 5 (18.52%) Problem Management
4 3 (11.11%) Test Scripting
4 3 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (7.41%) Software Testing
6 1 (3.70%) Service Management
6 1 (3.70%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.70%) People Management
6 1 (3.70%) Capacity Management
6 1 (3.70%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 21 (77.78%) SQL
2 4 (14.81%) Java
3 1 (3.70%) Perl
3 1 (3.70%) C++
3 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.70%) CCNA
2 1 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) ITRS Geneos
1 2 (7.41%) Nagios
1 2 (7.41%) Netcool
2 1 (3.70%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 3 (11.11%) Oracle
1 3 (11.11%) VMware
2 2 (7.41%) Nimsoft
2 2 (7.41%) Anite
2 2 (7.41%) Northgate
2 2 (7.41%) Civica
2 2 (7.41%) Comino
2 2 (7.41%) Capita
2 2 (7.41%) Orchard
2 2 (7.41%) Citrix
2 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.70%) Nortel
3 1 (3.70%) CheckPoint
3 1 (3.70%) Avaya
3 1 (3.70%) Cisco
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