The first table below looks at the demand for the Support Specialist role in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Cheshire region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Specialist
Rank 118 115 123
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 8 10 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.43% 0.54% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.57% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 7 0 2
Average salary £42,500 - £31,250
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 - £24,250
10% offered a salary of more than £49,500 - £38,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,250 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+8.78% -1.33%
Job Titles Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1772 1768 1720
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 96.15% 94.65% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1301 1381 1486
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,500 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,325 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +0.85%
Support Specialist
North West

Support Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

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 18 April 2014.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Support Specialist within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
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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
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Vacancies
Chester - 1 - -
Knutsford - 1 £42,500 -
Macclesfield - 1 £27,500 -
Nantwich - 1 £25,000 -
Support Specialist
North West

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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 7 (50.00%) Finance
2 5 (35.71%) UNIX
2 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
3 4 (28.57%) Middleware
3 4 (28.57%) Blackberry
3 4 (28.57%) Linux
3 4 (28.57%) Problem Management
4 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (21.43%) Strategic Planning
4 3 (21.43%) Incident Management
4 3 (21.43%) WebSphere
4 3 (21.43%) Banking
4 3 (21.43%) Windows
4 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
4 3 (21.43%) SQL
4 3 (21.43%) MS Office
4 3 (21.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (21.43%) Tivoli
4 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (14.29%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
5 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
5 2 (14.29%) SLA
5 2 (14.29%) ITIL
5 2 (14.29%) Java
5 2 (14.29%) Oracle
5 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
5 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
5 2 (14.29%) Change Management
5 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (21.43%) WebSphere
1 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
1 3 (21.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (14.29%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (7.14%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (7.14%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Office
2 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
3 1 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.14%) Firewall
2 1 (7.14%) DHCP
2 1 (7.14%) HTTP
2 1 (7.14%) DNS
2 1 (7.14%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 7 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) Middleware
2 1 (7.14%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Blackberry
2 1 (7.14%) Mobile Computing
2 1 (7.14%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) UNIX
2 4 (28.57%) Linux
3 3 (21.43%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Problem Management
2 3 (21.43%) Strategic Planning
2 3 (21.43%) Incident Management
2 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Management
3 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 2 (14.29%) ITIL
3 2 (14.29%) Change Management
3 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (7.14%) High Availability
4 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
4 1 (7.14%) Asset Management
4 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (7.14%) Business Continuity
4 1 (7.14%) Information Security
4 1 (7.14%) Business Continuity Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) Java
3 1 (7.14%) Perl
3 1 (7.14%) PL/SQL
3 1 (7.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Tivoli Directory Server
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) Tivoli
2 1 (7.14%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle
3 1 (7.14%) IBM
3 1 (7.14%) Reuters
3 1 (7.14%) Bloomberg