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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Specialist
Rank 96 99 92
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 1 1 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.078% 0.072% 0.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.083% 0.075% 1.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 11
Average salary £42,500 £22,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+88.88% -37.50%
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £35,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -10.25%
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
1206 1325 1364
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.66% 95.67% 96.40%
Number of salaries quoted 820 840 884
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £58,100 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 12 February 2016, 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 6 (42.86%) Windows
1 6 (42.86%) SAN
1 6 (42.86%) NetApp
1 6 (42.86%) VMware
1 6 (42.86%) VMware ESXi
1 6 (42.86%) Data ONTAP
1 6 (42.86%) Windows Server
2 5 (35.71%) iSCSI
2 5 (35.71%) Fibre Channel
2 5 (35.71%) Problem Management
2 5 (35.71%) Clustering
2 5 (35.71%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 5 (35.71%) NFS
2 5 (35.71%) C#
2 5 (35.71%) .NET
3 4 (28.57%) SQL
3 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (21.43%) Performance Management
4 3 (21.43%) PL/SQL
4 3 (21.43%) Change Management
5 2 (14.29%) Financial Institution
5 2 (14.29%) Finance
5 2 (14.29%) Oracle
6 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
6 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
6 1 (7.14%) CSS
6 1 (7.14%) HTML
6 1 (7.14%) Java
6 1 (7.14%) JavaScript

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) Joomla!
1 1 (7.14%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (42.86%) SAN
2 5 (35.71%) Fibre Channel
2 5 (35.71%) iSCSI
3 1 (7.14%) DHCP
3 1 (7.14%) DNS
3 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) RDBMS
1 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
1 2 (14.29%) Financial Institution
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) .NET
2 1 (7.14%) CSS
2 1 (7.14%) CSS3
2 1 (7.14%) HTML
2 1 (7.14%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Clustering
2 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.14%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Data ONTAP
1 6 (42.86%) Windows
1 6 (42.86%) Windows Server
2 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Disaster Recovery
1 5 (35.71%) Problem Management
2 3 (21.43%) Change Management
2 3 (21.43%) Performance Management
3 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
3 1 (7.14%) Migration
3 1 (7.14%) MVC
3 1 (7.14%) Scrum
3 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.14%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) C#
2 4 (28.57%) SQL
3 3 (21.43%) PL/SQL
4 1 (7.14%) Java
4 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.14%) PHP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (42.86%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (35.71%) NFS
3 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) PaperCut
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) NetApp
1 6 (42.86%) VMware
2 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
3 2 (14.29%) Oracle
4 1 (7.14%) Equitrac
4 1 (7.14%) SafeCom