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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Specialist
Rank - 89 94
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 0 13 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh - 0.93% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.97% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 0 10 0
Average salary - £38,000 -
UK excluding London average salary £34,500 £40,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
-14.81% +9.45%
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
1276 1346 1099
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.38% 95.94% 95.65%
Number of salaries quoted 790 868 731
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £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 27 February 2015, 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 (85.71%) Oracle
2 5 (71.43%) UNIX
3 4 (57.14%) Finance
4 3 (42.86%) Linux
5 2 (28.57%) Change Management
5 2 (28.57%) Risk Management
5 2 (28.57%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database
5 2 (28.57%) Java
5 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (14.29%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (14.29%) Banking
6 1 (14.29%) Degree
6 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
6 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (14.29%) SWIFT
6 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (14.29%) LDAP
6 1 (14.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (14.29%) SSL
6 1 (14.29%) SLA
6 1 (14.29%) IBM
6 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 1 (14.29%) Sun
6 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
6 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
6 1 (14.29%) Tivoli
6 1 (14.29%) Netcool
6 1 (14.29%) Netcool/OMNIbus

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 (14.29%) LDAP
1 1 (14.29%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) UNIX
2 3 (42.86%) Linux
3 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (14.29%) Windows
3 1 (14.29%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Change Management
1 2 (28.57%) Risk Management
1 2 (28.57%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (14.29%) Project Management
2 1 (14.29%) Service Management
2 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
2 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (14.29%) Tivoli
1 1 (14.29%) Netcool
1 1 (14.29%) Netcool/OMNIbus
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) IBM
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Sun
2 1 (14.29%) Red Hat