The table below looks at the statistics 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 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 - 117 100
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 0 4 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire - 0.22% 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.23% 0.98%
Number of salaries quoted 0 3 11
Average salary - £42,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Support Specialist
North West

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
1642 1707 1641
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 95.74% 95.90% 94.86%
Number of salaries quoted 1298 1352 1342
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £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 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
Top 10 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 3 (100.00%) IBM
1 3 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 3 (100.00%) Service Management
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
1 3 (100.00%) COBOL
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) Java

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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.

General
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Service Management
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) COBOL
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Java
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) IBM
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle