The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Specialist role in IT jobs advertised for the Cardiff 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 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Specialist
Rank 74 70 53
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 6 1 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.74% 0.15% 1.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 0.15% 1.20%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 0
Average salary £28,750 £40,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.12% -
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Support Specialist
South Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cardiff 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
Cardiff
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
786 655 501
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 97.04% 95.76% 95.79%
Number of salaries quoted 645 579 397
Average salary £35,000 £33,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,928 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Support Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

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

Support Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

Support Specialist
Salary Trend in Cardiff

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

Support Specialist Salary Trend in Cardiff

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT jobs across the Cardiff 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 (50.00%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) SharePoint
2 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (33.33%) A+ Certification
3 4 (33.33%) Network+ Certification
3 4 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 4 (33.33%) Windows 8
4 3 (25.00%) Finance
4 3 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 3 (25.00%) CRM
4 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (25.00%) .NET
5 2 (16.67%) ITIL
5 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
5 2 (16.67%) Change Control
6 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (8.33%) SaaS
6 1 (8.33%) Information Management
6 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
6 1 (8.33%) VLAN
6 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
6 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
6 1 (8.33%) Perl
6 1 (8.33%) Linux
6 1 (8.33%) Python
6 1 (8.33%) Firewall
6 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
6 1 (8.33%) Cisco

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT jobs across the Cardiff 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 (41.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (8.33%) Firewall
1 1 (8.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 4 (33.33%) Windows 8
3 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) CRM
2 2 (16.67%) ITIL
2 2 (16.67%) Change Control
3 1 (8.33%) Information Management
3 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
3 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (8.33%) Perl
2 1 (8.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) A+ Certification
1 4 (33.33%) Network+ Certification
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco