The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Specialist role in IT jobs advertised for the Cambridge 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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Specialist
Rank 114 111 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 1 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.056% 0.065% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.059% 0.068% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 0
Average salary £37,500 £45,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £39,250 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-10.82% +12.14%
Support Specialist
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cambridge 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
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1690 1464 1917
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 95.21% 95.00% 96.09%
Number of salaries quoted 1309 1284 1698
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,804 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,800 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+0.50% +3.37%

Support Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

Support Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Support Specialist
Salary Trend in Cambridge

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

Support Specialist Salary Trend in Cambridge

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the Cambridge 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 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (40.00%) Data Security
2 2 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (40.00%) QA
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Management
2 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (40.00%) UNIX
2 2 (40.00%) Solaris
2 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (40.00%) LAN
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Sun
2 2 (40.00%) PL/SQL
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) J2EE
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle
2 2 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) WebLogic
2 2 (40.00%) WAN
3 1 (20.00%) DHCP
3 1 (20.00%) HTTP
3 1 (20.00%) SNMP
3 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (20.00%) VPN
3 1 (20.00%) DNS
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) MS Office
3 1 (20.00%) Perl

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the Cambridge 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 (40.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) LAN
1 2 (40.00%) WAN
2 1 (20.00%) DHCP
2 1 (20.00%) HTTP
2 1 (20.00%) SNMP
2 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (20.00%) VPN
2 1 (20.00%) DNS
2 1 (20.00%) WLAN
2 1 (20.00%) SAN
2 1 (20.00%) tcpdump
2 1 (20.00%) Wireshark
2 1 (20.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) J2EE
2 1 (20.00%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (20.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (40.00%) UNIX
2 2 (40.00%) Solaris
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (40.00%) Data Security
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Management
3 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (40.00%) PL/SQL
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
1 2 (40.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) Perl
2 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CCNP
1 1 (20.00%) MCSE
1 1 (20.00%) CISSP
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (20.00%) XenApp
2 1 (20.00%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (40.00%) Sun
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix
2 1 (20.00%) Juniper
2 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (20.00%) SonicWALL
2 1 (20.00%) VMware