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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Specialist
Rank - 105 128
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 0 13 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire - 0.82% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.87% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 0 9 5
Average salary - £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £40,000 £35,500
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +12.67%
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
1824 1490 2032
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 93.63% 93.95% 96.17%
Number of salaries quoted 1483 1218 1680
Average salary £35,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.42% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,100 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £58,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
1 3 (37.50%) MS Office
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
1 3 (37.50%) SAN
1 3 (37.50%) Risk Management
1 3 (37.50%) Business Continuity
1 3 (37.50%) Information Security
1 3 (37.50%) MS PowerPoint
1 3 (37.50%) Business Continuity Management
2 2 (25.00%) Problem Management
2 2 (25.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) UNIX
3 1 (12.50%) Windows
3 1 (12.50%) Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
3 1 (12.50%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (12.50%) GAMP
3 1 (12.50%) GMP
3 1 (12.50%) DHCP
3 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 1 (12.50%) DNS
3 1 (12.50%) SLA
3 1 (12.50%) Firewall
3 1 (12.50%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Cognizant
3 1 (12.50%) EPoS

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 1 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
1 3 (37.50%) MS Office
1 3 (37.50%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) SAN
2 1 (12.50%) DHCP
2 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (12.50%) DNS
2 1 (12.50%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
1 1 (12.50%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (12.50%) EPoS
2 1 (12.50%) Mobile Computing
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) UNIX
2 1 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Risk Management
1 3 (37.50%) Business Continuity
1 3 (37.50%) Information Security
1 3 (37.50%) Business Continuity Management
2 2 (25.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (12.50%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (12.50%) Validation
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
3 1 (12.50%) Document Management
3 1 (12.50%) Strategic Planning
3 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 1 (12.50%) GAMP
1 1 (12.50%) GMP
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
1 1 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) Cognizant
2 1 (12.50%) Reuters
2 1 (12.50%) Bloomberg