The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Specialist role in IT jobs advertised for the East of England 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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Specialist
Rank 239 226 224
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 18 30 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.25% 0.39% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.41% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 18 26 19
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,750 £23,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £41,600 £43,125 £45,400
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
Support Specialist
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 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
East of England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6884 7379 6812
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 94.01% 96.39% 95.27%
Number of salaries quoted 5840 6061 5857
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Support Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Support Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Support Specialist
Salary Trend in the East of England

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

Support Specialist Salary Trend in the East of England

Support Specialist
Salary Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Support Specialist across the East of England region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

Support Specialist Salary Histogram in the East of England

Support Specialist
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Support Specialist within the East of England region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire +24 9 £38,500 +0.65%
Hertfordshire -8 4 £28,500 -16.17%
Suffolk - 3 £32,500 -
Essex -18 2 £36,750 +5.00% 1
Support Specialist
England

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the East of England 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 22 (47.83%) Microsoft
2 20 (43.48%) SQL
3 17 (36.96%) MS Excel
4 16 (34.78%) Finance
5 14 (30.43%) Business Intelligence
6 12 (26.09%) Java
6 12 (26.09%) XML
6 12 (26.09%) XSL
6 12 (26.09%) XSLT
6 12 (26.09%) Degree
7 11 (23.91%) Banking
7 11 (23.91%) VMware
8 10 (21.74%) Windows
8 10 (21.74%) Active Directory
9 9 (19.57%) OO
9 9 (19.57%) C#
9 9 (19.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 9 (19.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 9 (19.57%) Computer Science
10 8 (17.39%) PL/SQL
10 8 (17.39%) Oracle
10 8 (17.39%) ITIL
10 8 (17.39%) LAN
10 8 (17.39%) WAN
10 8 (17.39%) SLA
11 7 (15.22%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (15.22%) JMS
11 7 (15.22%) Tomcat
11 7 (15.22%) REST
11 7 (15.22%) Mentoring

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the East of England 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 7 (15.22%) Tomcat
2 5 (10.87%) WebLogic
3 3 (6.52%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.17%) WorkSite
4 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.17%) Lync
4 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (36.96%) MS Excel
2 5 (10.87%) MS Office
3 2 (4.35%) AutoCAD
4 1 (2.17%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (15.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.17%) SaaS
2 1 (2.17%) Google Apps
2 1 (2.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.39%) LAN
1 8 (17.39%) WAN
2 7 (15.22%) AMQP
3 3 (6.52%) DNS
4 2 (4.35%) Network Security
5 1 (2.17%) Firewall
5 1 (2.17%) Wireless
5 1 (2.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (19.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 9 (19.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (10.87%) Oracle Database
2 5 (10.87%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 5 (10.87%) Oracle Reports
2 5 (10.87%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (6.52%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.17%) Crystal Reports
General
1 16 (34.78%) Finance
2 11 (23.91%) Banking
3 3 (6.52%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.35%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.17%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (26.09%) XML
1 12 (26.09%) XSL
1 12 (26.09%) XSLT
2 7 (15.22%) JMS
2 7 (15.22%) REST
3 5 (10.87%) JSP
3 5 (10.87%) Struts
3 5 (10.87%) Hibernate
3 5 (10.87%) Spring
3 5 (10.87%) JSF
3 5 (10.87%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (19.57%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.35%) User Experience
2 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.17%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.17%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.17%) iSeries
3 1 (2.17%) LPAR
3 1 (2.17%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.17%) AS400
3 1 (2.17%) Streaming Video
3 1 (2.17%) Smartphone
3 1 (2.17%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 10 (21.74%) Windows
2 2 (4.35%) Windows 8
3 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.17%) Windows XP
3 1 (2.17%) Mac OS X
3 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.17%) Android
3 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (30.43%) Business Intelligence
2 9 (19.57%) OO
3 8 (17.39%) ITIL
4 7 (15.22%) Mentoring
5 5 (10.87%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (6.52%) ERP
7 2 (4.35%) CRM
7 2 (4.35%) Document Management
7 2 (4.35%) PLM
7 2 (4.35%) PDM
7 2 (4.35%) Change Control
7 2 (4.35%) Line Management
8 1 (2.17%) Software Delivery
8 1 (2.17%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (2.17%) Content Management
8 1 (2.17%) Business Analysis
8 1 (2.17%) Waterfall
8 1 (2.17%) Network Management
8 1 (2.17%) E-Commerce
8 1 (2.17%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (43.48%) SQL
2 12 (26.09%) Java
3 9 (19.57%) C#
4 8 (17.39%) PL/SQL
5 5 (10.87%) C
6 4 (8.70%) Groovy
6 4 (8.70%) C++
7 2 (4.35%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 12 (26.09%) Degree
2 7 (15.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (4.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (2.17%) MCP
4 1 (2.17%) MCSE
4 1 (2.17%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.39%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (21.74%) Active Directory
2 5 (10.87%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.17%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.17%) XenApp
4 1 (2.17%) XenDesktop
4 1 (2.17%) vSphere
4 1 (2.17%) Firmware
Vendors
1 22 (47.83%) Microsoft
2 11 (23.91%) VMware
3 8 (17.39%) Oracle
4 5 (10.87%) BEA
5 3 (6.52%) Cisco
6 2 (4.35%) Autodesk
7 1 (2.17%) Apple
7 1 (2.17%) IBM
7 1 (2.17%) Citrix
7 1 (2.17%) Avaya
7 1 (2.17%) AppSense
7 1 (2.17%) Google
7 1 (2.17%) Polycom