The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Specialist role in IT jobs advertised for the 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 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Specialist
Rank 688 614 639
Rank change year-on-year
-74 +25
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 221 349 346
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.23% 0.33% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.35% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 180 316 251
Average salary £42,000 £35,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £20,950 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £33,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -17.50%
Support Specialist
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the 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
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
93119 101042 107544
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.31% 96.53% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 79018 83306 88027
Average salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Support Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Support Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in England

Support Specialist
Salary Trend in England

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

Support Specialist Salary Trend in England

Support Specialist
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Support Specialist across the England region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

Support Specialist Salary Histogram in England

Support Specialist
Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
South East +12 77 £42,500 +18.05% 7
London -48 76 £50,000 +33.33% 9
Yorkshire +15 26 £37,768 +88.84% 2
East of England +5 20 £49,000 +22.50% 2
South West -35 10 £35,000 +6.06% 3
West Midlands -17 9 £38,500 +48.07% 2
North West +8 3 £36,000 +9.09%
East Midlands +2 1 £21,750 -36.02%
Support Specialist
UK

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT jobs across the 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.

1 183 (38.20%) Windows
2 179 (37.37%) SQL
3 133 (27.77%) Finance
4 118 (24.63%) Microsoft
5 114 (23.80%) Linux
6 94 (19.62%) Windows Server
7 90 (18.79%) Oracle
7 90 (18.79%) Active Directory
8 83 (17.33%) ITIL
9 77 (16.08%) Unix
10 61 (12.73%) VMware
11 52 (10.86%) SQL Server
11 52 (10.86%) Banking
12 51 (10.65%) Degree
12 51 (10.65%) MS Office
13 49 (10.23%) Skype for Business
14 46 (9.60%) Java
15 45 (9.39%) MS Excel
16 44 (9.19%) XML
17 43 (8.98%) Cisco
17 43 (8.98%) DNS
18 39 (8.14%) MS Exchange
18 39 (8.14%) CRM
19 38 (7.93%) Citrix
19 38 (7.93%) Microsoft Certification
19 38 (7.93%) Windows 7
20 37 (7.72%) PowerShell
21 35 (7.31%) VMware Infrastructure
21 35 (7.31%) HP
22 34 (7.10%) SharePoint

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT jobs across the 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 49 (10.23%) Skype for Business
2 39 (8.14%) MS Exchange
3 34 (7.10%) SharePoint
4 27 (5.64%) Exchange Server 2010
5 26 (5.43%) IIS
6 19 (3.97%) Exchange Server 2013
7 12 (2.51%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
8 10 (2.09%) Tomcat
9 9 (1.88%) Apache
9 9 (1.88%) JBoss
10 7 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2007
11 6 (1.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 6 (1.25%) CMS
11 6 (1.25%) WebLogic
12 5 (1.04%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.84%) Confluence
13 4 (0.84%) OpenStack
14 3 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
14 3 (0.63%) SAS
15 2 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 51 (10.65%) MS Office
2 45 (9.39%) MS Excel
3 12 (2.51%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.25%) SOLIDWORKS
5 3 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.21%) MS Project
6 1 (0.21%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (1.25%) SAP Business One
2 5 (1.04%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.63%) Adaptiv
3 3 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.63%) Dynamics GP
3 3 (0.63%) WebTrends
4 2 (0.42%) AWD
4 2 (0.42%) Hyperion Planning
4 2 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.42%) SAP MDM
4 2 (0.42%) Summit
5 1 (0.21%) Bloomberg TOMS
5 1 (0.21%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.21%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.21%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.21%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 24 (5.01%) Office 365
2 12 (2.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.84%) IBM SmartCloud
5 3 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.63%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.42%) Google Apps
6 2 (0.42%) SaaS
7 1 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.21%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 43 (8.98%) DNS
2 31 (6.47%) Firewall
3 28 (5.85%) DHCP
4 27 (5.64%) TCP/IP
5 22 (4.59%) VPN
6 21 (4.38%) LAN
7 19 (3.97%) VoIP
7 19 (3.97%) WAN
8 17 (3.55%) SAN
9 15 (3.13%) Internet
9 15 (3.13%) SSL
10 11 (2.30%) Wireless
11 10 (2.09%) Cisco ASA
11 10 (2.09%) PCoIP
12 9 (1.88%) Cisco IOS
13 8 (1.67%) CTI
13 8 (1.67%) MPLS
14 7 (1.46%) SSH
15 6 (1.25%) DWDM
15 6 (1.25%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (10.86%) SQL Server
2 19 (3.97%) BusinessObjects
3 17 (3.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (2.30%) Crystal Reports
5 8 (1.67%) MySQL
5 8 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (1.04%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (0.84%) Informix
7 4 (0.84%) Oracle Database
7 4 (0.84%) RDBMS
7 4 (0.84%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (0.63%) Data Mart
8 3 (0.63%) IBM InfoSphere
8 3 (0.63%) MS Access
8 3 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.42%) Oracle BI EE
9 2 (0.42%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 2 (0.42%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 11 (2.30%) Eclipse
2 5 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (0.84%) JIRA
3 4 (0.84%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.42%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.21%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 133 (27.77%) Finance
2 52 (10.86%) Banking
3 19 (3.97%) Back Office
4 17 (3.55%) Retail
5 15 (3.13%) French Language
5 15 (3.13%) German Language
6 13 (2.71%) Telecoms
7 12 (2.51%) Spanish Language
8 9 (1.88%) Front Office
9 7 (1.46%) Arabic Language
9 7 (1.46%) Russian Language
10 6 (1.25%) Investment Banking
10 6 (1.25%) Manufacturing
11 5 (1.04%) Law
11 5 (1.04%) Marketing
12 4 (0.84%) Italian Language
12 4 (0.84%) Legal
13 3 (0.63%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.63%) Korean Language
14 2 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (9.19%) XML
2 32 (6.68%) .NET
3 27 (5.64%) FIX Protocol
3 27 (5.64%) HTML
4 24 (5.01%) CSS
5 14 (2.92%) Web Services
6 10 (2.09%) EDI
7 8 (1.67%) ASP.NET
7 8 (1.67%) Middleware
7 8 (1.67%) XSLT
8 6 (1.25%) SOAP
9 5 (1.04%) XSL
10 4 (0.84%) HTML5
11 3 (0.63%) J2EE
11 3 (0.63%) MDX
11 3 (0.63%) Murex MxML
12 2 (0.42%) JSP
12 2 (0.42%) SAML
12 2 (0.42%) Servlets
12 2 (0.42%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 32 (6.68%) Computer Science
2 29 (6.05%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (5.22%) Management Information System
4 18 (3.76%) Equities
5 17 (3.55%) e-Learning
6 14 (2.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 13 (2.71%) Fintech
7 13 (2.71%) Fixed Income
8 12 (2.51%) Blackberry
9 11 (2.30%) Client/Server
9 11 (2.30%) Data Centre
9 11 (2.30%) Driving Licence
9 11 (2.30%) Hedge funds
10 10 (2.09%) Fat Client
10 10 (2.09%) Thin Client
11 9 (1.88%) iPhone
11 9 (1.88%) Replication
12 8 (1.67%) Derivative
13 7 (1.46%) AS400
13 7 (1.46%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 183 (38.20%) Windows
2 114 (23.80%) Linux
3 94 (19.62%) Windows Server
4 77 (16.08%) Unix
5 38 (7.93%) Windows 7
6 31 (6.47%) Windows Server 2008
7 24 (5.01%) Windows Server 2012
8 18 (3.76%) Android
9 17 (3.55%) Solaris
10 15 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
11 14 (2.92%) Windows XP
12 13 (2.71%) Oracle Linux
13 12 (2.51%) Apple iOS
14 11 (2.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 10 (2.09%) AIX
16 9 (1.88%) Mac OS X
16 9 (1.88%) Windows 8
17 8 (1.67%) Windows 10
18 4 (0.84%) Windows Phone
19 3 (0.63%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (17.33%) ITIL
2 39 (8.14%) CRM
3 30 (6.26%) ERP
4 27 (5.64%) Change Management
5 26 (5.43%) Incident Management
6 24 (5.01%) Migration
6 24 (5.01%) Service Delivery
7 21 (4.38%) Presales
7 21 (4.38%) Root Cause Analysis
8 19 (3.97%) Electronic Trading
8 19 (3.97%) Problem Management
8 19 (3.97%) Project Management
9 14 (2.92%) Service Management
10 13 (2.71%) Data Management
10 13 (2.71%) E-Discovery
10 13 (2.71%) High Availability
11 12 (2.51%) Asset Management
12 11 (2.30%) Continuous Improvement
12 11 (2.30%) Document Management
12 11 (2.30%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 179 (37.37%) SQL
2 46 (9.60%) Java
3 37 (7.72%) PowerShell
4 32 (6.68%) Perl
5 23 (4.80%) JavaScript
6 19 (3.97%) Python
7 18 (3.76%) Bash Shell
7 18 (3.76%) C#
8 15 (3.13%) C++
9 14 (2.92%) PHP
10 11 (2.30%) C
11 9 (1.88%) Shell Script
12 6 (1.25%) PL/SQL
13 5 (1.04%) VB
13 5 (1.04%) VBScript
14 4 (0.84%) COBOL
14 4 (0.84%) Korn
15 3 (0.63%) RPG
15 3 (0.63%) VBA
16 2 (0.42%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 51 (10.65%) Degree
2 38 (7.93%) Microsoft Certification
3 28 (5.85%) Cisco Certification
3 28 (5.85%) MCSE
4 18 (3.76%) CCNA
5 14 (2.92%) CCNP
6 11 (2.30%) Security Cleared
7 9 (1.88%) SC Cleared
8 8 (1.67%) CCVP
9 7 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (1.25%) AAT
11 5 (1.04%) MCSA
12 4 (0.84%) MCP
12 4 (0.84%) MOS
13 3 (0.63%) PMI Certification
13 3 (0.63%) VTSP
14 2 (0.42%) A+ Certification
14 2 (0.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 2 (0.42%) MCDST
14 2 (0.42%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (5.43%) SLA
2 8 (1.67%) QA
3 5 (1.04%) COBIT
4 1 (0.21%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.21%) GAMP
4 1 (0.21%) HL7
4 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 90 (18.79%) Active Directory
2 35 (7.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (6.05%) Hyper-V
4 14 (2.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 11 (2.30%) XenDesktop
6 5 (1.04%) vSphere
7 3 (0.63%) Cronacle
7 3 (0.63%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.42%) Shibboleth
8 2 (0.42%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.42%) XenApp
9 1 (0.21%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 1 (0.21%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.21%) KVM
9 1 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.21%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.21%) Xen
9 1 (0.21%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 17 (3.55%) SCCM
2 16 (3.34%) Control-M
3 12 (2.51%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 11 (2.30%) SCOM
5 9 (1.88%) NetBackup
6 6 (1.25%) Backup Exec
6 6 (1.25%) HP NNM
6 6 (1.25%) Tivoli
7 5 (1.04%) BMC PATROL
7 5 (1.04%) Oracle ZFS
8 4 (0.84%) Hyperic
8 4 (0.84%) Nagios
8 4 (0.84%) Simpana
9 3 (0.63%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (0.63%) ITRS Geneos
9 3 (0.63%) Legato
9 3 (0.63%) OpenView
9 3 (0.63%) Puppet
9 3 (0.63%) Zenoss
10 2 (0.42%) FTK
Vendors
1 118 (24.63%) Microsoft
2 90 (18.79%) Oracle
3 61 (12.73%) VMware
4 43 (8.98%) Cisco
5 38 (7.93%) Citrix
6 35 (7.31%) HP
7 31 (6.47%) IBM
8 20 (4.18%) Juniper
9 17 (3.55%) Apple
9 17 (3.55%) Dell
10 14 (2.92%) BMC
11 13 (2.71%) EMC
11 13 (2.71%) Red Hat
12 12 (2.51%) Hyperion
12 12 (2.51%) SAP
13 11 (2.30%) Avaya
14 10 (2.09%) Bloomberg
14 10 (2.09%) Fidessa
14 10 (2.09%) Sun
14 10 (2.09%) Veritas
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: Yesterday
Wokingham, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Horsham, West Sussex
ninesharp
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits, pension etc
Posted: Yesterday
London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
VIQU
Salary: £35k - 40k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Skipton, North Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £28000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Search Consultancy
Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £27000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent benefits + Onsite Gym
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
CPS Group UK
Salary: £33000 - £44000 per annum + pension, bonus etx
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
83Zero
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum + Excellent Company Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
83Zero
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + Excellent Company Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Experis Ltd
Salary: £20000.00 - £23500.00 per annum + bonus+ benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits + Training
Posted: 5 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Blue Octopus Recruitment LLP
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Warwick
Networx
Salary: £Competitive Salary
Posted: 12 days ago
Woking
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £20000.00 - £28000.00 per annum + 28 days' holiday, free parking, etc.
Posted: 18 days ago
East London
FIS Global
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 22 days ago
City of London
Huxley
Salary: £60000 - £69000 per annum + Strong benefits package + Bonus
Posted: 23 days ago
London
Mason Frank International
Salary: £33000 - £35000 per annum + Bonuses and benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
London
Artemis Recruitment
Salary: £30,000 - £40,000 per year
Posted: 26 days ago