The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Specialist role in IT jobs advertised for the Edinburgh 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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Specialist
Rank 103 95 87
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 8 3 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.53% 0.21% 0.084%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.22% 0.086%
Number of salaries quoted 5 1 1
Average salary £32,500 £34,750 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.47% +19.82%
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £38,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-3.94% +5.55%
Support Specialist
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Edinburgh 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
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1438 1361 1166
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.87% 95.64% 97.57%
Number of salaries quoted 945 870 810
Average salary £41,000 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.38% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,400 £28,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Support Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

Support Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Support Specialist
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

Support Specialist Salary Trend in Edinburgh

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the Edinburgh 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 5 (62.50%) Oracle
2 4 (50.00%) UNIX
2 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 4 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (37.50%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (37.50%) Change Management
3 3 (37.50%) Java
4 2 (25.00%) Project Management
4 2 (25.00%) C#
4 2 (25.00%) COBOL
4 2 (25.00%) Problem Management
4 2 (25.00%) Risk Management
4 2 (25.00%) Windows
4 2 (25.00%) Performance Analysis
4 2 (25.00%) Banking
4 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (12.50%) Solaris
5 1 (12.50%) Linux
5 1 (12.50%) LDAP
5 1 (12.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (12.50%) SSL
5 1 (12.50%) SLA
5 1 (12.50%) IBM
5 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 1 (12.50%) Sun
5 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
5 1 (12.50%) Red Hat
5 1 (12.50%) Tivoli
5 1 (12.50%) Netcool

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the Edinburgh 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) LDAP
1 1 (12.50%) SSL
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) UNIX
2 2 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (12.50%) Solaris
3 1 (12.50%) Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Change Management
1 3 (37.50%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Analysis
2 2 (25.00%) Project Management
2 2 (25.00%) Risk Management
2 2 (25.00%) Problem Management
2 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (12.50%) Service Management
3 1 (12.50%) Process Management
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) C#
2 2 (25.00%) COBOL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (12.50%) Tivoli
1 1 (12.50%) Netcool
1 1 (12.50%) Netcool/OMNIbus
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) IBM
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Sun
2 1 (12.50%) Red Hat