The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Cheshire region that had Support Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 1 March 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
1 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Support Specialist
North West / Cheshire
Rank 76 102 118
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 10 1 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.00% 0.076% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.03% 0.080% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 6 0 8
Median salary £46,750 - £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £45,875 - £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £63,750 - £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £40,000 £34,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +15.94%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheshire 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
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
970 1248 1820
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 96.71% 95.27% 97.33%
Number of salaries quoted 790 1070 1435
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £53,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

Support Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Cheshire region that featured Support Specialist in the job title.

Support Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Support Specialist
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Support Specialist Salary Trend in Cheshire

Support Specialist
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Support Specialist across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 1 March 2017.

Support Specialist Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Support Specialist
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Support Specialist within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 1 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford - 8 £46,750 -
Support Specialist
North West

Support Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 March 2017, Support Specialist job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheshire region featuring Support Specialist in the job title.

1 11 (84.62%) Incident Management
2 10 (76.92%) SQL
2 10 (76.92%) Oracle
3 9 (69.23%) Unix
3 9 (69.23%) Linux
3 9 (69.23%) Finance
3 9 (69.23%) Banking
4 8 (61.54%) Performance Management
4 8 (61.54%) Relational Database
4 8 (61.54%) Service Management
5 7 (53.85%) Oracle Reports
5 7 (53.85%) Oracle Database
5 7 (53.85%) Mainframe
6 5 (38.46%) Risk Management
7 4 (30.77%) Financial Institution
7 4 (30.77%) ITIL
7 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (30.77%) Corporate Banking
8 3 (23.08%) Problem Management
8 3 (23.08%) Windows
8 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
8 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
8 3 (23.08%) SLA
9 2 (15.38%) CICS
9 2 (15.38%) Netcool
9 2 (15.38%) Tomcat
9 2 (15.38%) DB2
9 2 (15.38%) IIS
9 2 (15.38%) .NET
9 2 (15.38%) COBOL

Support Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (15.38%) CICS
1 2 (15.38%) IIS
1 2 (15.38%) JBoss
1 2 (15.38%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (61.54%) Relational Database
2 7 (53.85%) Oracle Database
2 7 (53.85%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
4 2 (15.38%) DB2
4 2 (15.38%) IMS/DB
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (69.23%) Banking
1 9 (69.23%) Finance
2 4 (30.77%) Corporate Banking
2 4 (30.77%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) .NET
1 2 (15.38%) Web Services
2 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
2 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
2 1 (7.69%) WCF
2 1 (7.69%) WF
2 1 (7.69%) WSDL
2 1 (7.69%) XML
2 1 (7.69%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (53.85%) Mainframe
2 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
4 2 (15.38%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 9 (69.23%) Linux
1 9 (69.23%) Unix
2 3 (23.08%) Windows
3 2 (15.38%) AIX
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (84.62%) Incident Management
2 8 (61.54%) Performance Management
2 8 (61.54%) Service Management
3 5 (38.46%) Risk Management
4 4 (30.77%) ITIL
5 3 (23.08%) Problem Management
6 2 (15.38%) Capacity Management
6 2 (15.38%) ITIL V3
6 2 (15.38%) Load Balancing
6 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
7 1 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (7.69%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 10 (76.92%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) COBOL
2 2 (15.38%) Java
3 1 (7.69%) C#
3 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Ganglia
1 2 (15.38%) Netcool
2 1 (7.69%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) Oracle
2 2 (15.38%) AppDynamics
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft