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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Specialist
Rank 97 101 95
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 8 3 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.51% 0.20% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.21% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 2
Average salary £40,000 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
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
1482 1438 1157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 93.68% 96.12% 95.07%
Number of salaries quoted 965 961 718
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 £28,500 £28,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Support Specialist across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

Support Specialist Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 7 (50.00%) UNIX
1 7 (50.00%) Retail
2 6 (42.86%) Oracle
3 5 (35.71%) Solaris
3 5 (35.71%) IBM
3 5 (35.71%) BMC
3 5 (35.71%) Veritas
3 5 (35.71%) Tivoli
3 5 (35.71%) NFS
3 5 (35.71%) Asset Management
3 5 (35.71%) Banking
3 5 (35.71%) Sun
3 5 (35.71%) Process Management
3 5 (35.71%) Samba
3 5 (35.71%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 5 (35.71%) Capacity Planning
3 5 (35.71%) Patch Management
4 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
5 3 (21.43%) VMware
5 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
5 3 (21.43%) DNS
5 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
5 3 (21.43%) Linux
5 3 (21.43%) SQL
5 3 (21.43%) PowerShell
5 3 (21.43%) Analytics
6 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (14.29%) Network Management
6 2 (14.29%) Java
6 2 (14.29%) SQL Server

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) JBoss
1 1 (7.14%) Apache
1 1 (7.14%) Tomcat
1 1 (7.14%) SAS
1 1 (7.14%) Joomla!
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (14.29%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
1 3 (21.43%) DNS
2 2 (14.29%) DHCP
3 1 (7.14%) LDAP
3 1 (7.14%) POP3
3 1 (7.14%) SMTP
3 1 (7.14%) Firewall
3 1 (7.14%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 1 (7.14%) SAS Enterprise Miner
2 1 (7.14%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (50.00%) Retail
2 5 (35.71%) Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Finance
3 1 (7.14%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) HTML
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
1 1 (7.14%) CSS
1 1 (7.14%) XML
1 1 (7.14%) jQuery
1 1 (7.14%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) UNIX
2 5 (35.71%) Solaris
3 3 (21.43%) Linux
4 2 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Process Management
1 5 (35.71%) Asset Management
1 5 (35.71%) Capacity Planning
1 5 (35.71%) Patch Management
2 3 (21.43%) Analytics
3 2 (14.29%) Network Management
3 2 (14.29%) CRM
3 2 (14.29%) ERP
3 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
4 1 (7.14%) Project Management
4 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.14%) High Availability
4 1 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) SQL
1 3 (21.43%) PowerShell
2 2 (14.29%) Java
3 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.14%) Perl
3 1 (7.14%) PHP
3 1 (7.14%) PL/SQL
3 1 (7.14%) C#
3 1 (7.14%) VB.NET
3 1 (7.14%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) NFS
1 5 (35.71%) Samba
1 5 (35.71%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (35.71%) Tivoli
2 1 (7.14%) Capistrano
2 1 (7.14%) Puppet
2 1 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (7.14%) Ansible
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Oracle
2 5 (35.71%) IBM
2 5 (35.71%) Sun
2 5 (35.71%) BMC
2 5 (35.71%) Veritas
3 3 (21.43%) VMware
3 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
4 2 (14.29%) Citrix
5 1 (7.14%) Perforce