The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Specialist role in IT jobs advertised for the Cambridgeshire 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 15 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Specialist
Rank 136 134 161
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +27
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 2 4 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 0.082% 0.18% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.086% 0.19% 0.035%
Number of salaries quoted 2 4 1
Average salary £38,250 £34,500 £27,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.86% +27.77%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £39,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +11.42%
Support Specialist
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cambridgeshire 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
Cambridgeshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2329 2140 2877
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 95.76% 95.45% 96.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1845 1858 2531
Average salary £40,500 £40,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +2.59%

Support Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Support Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

Support Specialist
Salary Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Support Specialist Salary Trend in Cambridgeshire

Support Specialist
Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Support Specialist within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 15 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge -4 1 £37,500 -16.66%
Support Specialist
East of England

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 4 (66.67%) Windows
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 4 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (50.00%) LAN
2 3 (50.00%) WAN
2 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (33.33%) Data Security
3 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 2 (33.33%) Performance Management
3 2 (33.33%) Load Balancing
3 2 (33.33%) QA
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 8
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (33.33%) DHCP
3 2 (33.33%) HTTP
3 2 (33.33%) Solaris
3 2 (33.33%) PL/SQL
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) J2EE
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle
3 2 (33.33%) Java
3 2 (33.33%) WebLogic
3 2 (33.33%) MS Office
3 2 (33.33%) UNIX
3 2 (33.33%) Sun

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 (33.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) WAN
1 3 (50.00%) LAN
2 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 2 (33.33%) DHCP
2 2 (33.33%) HTTP
2 2 (33.33%) DNS
2 2 (33.33%) SAN
3 1 (16.67%) Firewall
3 1 (16.67%) Wireshark
3 1 (16.67%) tcpdump
3 1 (16.67%) SNMP
3 1 (16.67%) VPN
3 1 (16.67%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) J2EE
2 1 (16.67%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Statistics
1 1 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Solaris
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 8
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (33.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (33.33%) Data Security
2 2 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) PL/SQL
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) Shell Script
3 1 (16.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) MCSE
1 1 (16.67%) CCNP
1 1 (16.67%) CISSP
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) XenApp
2 1 (16.67%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Sun
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix
3 1 (16.67%) Juniper
3 1 (16.67%) CheckPoint
3 1 (16.67%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) SonicWALL