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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Specialist
Rank 553 572 560
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 335 316 344
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.31% 0.32% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.34% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 301 255 281
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £40,000 £35,500
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +12.67%
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
100712 94189 105607
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.39% 94.23% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 82348 79093 90842
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 22 September 2014.

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 22 September 2014. 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 +16 113 £36,500 -10.42% 12
London -15 113 £36,500 -8.75% 24
East of England +9 29 £34,500 -15.85% 4
West Midlands -20 25 £35,250 -27.31% 1
Yorkshire -30 25 £37,500 +15.38% 3
South West -22 18 £22,750 -27.77% 2
North West -44 6 £27,500 -15.38% 1
East Midlands -11 4 £37,500 +7.14% 5
North East - 3 £26,000 -
Support Specialist
UK

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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.

1 319 (48.93%) Windows
2 210 (32.21%) SQL
3 157 (24.08%) Microsoft
4 152 (23.31%) Finance
5 151 (23.16%) Oracle
6 149 (22.85%) SQL Server
7 144 (22.09%) ITIL
8 125 (19.17%) Linux
9 115 (17.64%) VMware
10 99 (15.18%) MS Excel
11 91 (13.96%) Windows Server 2008
12 90 (13.80%) Active Directory
13 86 (13.19%) UNIX
14 83 (12.73%) Citrix
14 83 (12.73%) VMware Infrastructure
15 82 (12.58%) MS Office
16 72 (11.04%) Degree
17 69 (10.58%) Windows 7
18 66 (10.12%) Firewall
19 65 (9.97%) Oracle Database
20 57 (8.74%) IIS
21 56 (8.59%) SAN
22 55 (8.44%) Windows Server 2003
23 51 (7.82%) Cisco
24 49 (7.52%) Banking
24 49 (7.52%) Analytical Skills
25 48 (7.36%) WebSphere
26 47 (7.21%) TCP/IP
26 47 (7.21%) Red Hat
26 47 (7.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 57 (8.74%) IIS
2 48 (7.36%) WebSphere
3 44 (6.75%) MS Exchange
4 37 (5.67%) IBM Notes
4 37 (5.67%) SharePoint
5 25 (3.83%) BizTalk Server
6 20 (3.07%) Tomcat
7 19 (2.91%) WebSphere Application Server
8 18 (2.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 17 (2.61%) WebLogic
9 17 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2010
10 14 (2.15%) Lync
10 14 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2007
11 13 (1.99%) Apache
12 12 (1.84%) WebSphere Process Server
13 8 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2003
14 7 (1.07%) OpenEdge
15 6 (0.92%) Lotus Domino
16 5 (0.77%) MQSeries
16 5 (0.77%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 99 (15.18%) MS Excel
2 82 (12.58%) MS Office
3 4 (0.61%) Photoshop
3 4 (0.61%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.15%) InDesign
4 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.38%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (1.23%) Siebel Analytics
3 7 (1.07%) Academy Housing
3 7 (1.07%) arcHouse
4 5 (0.77%) SAP ERP
4 5 (0.77%) Dynamics GP
5 3 (0.46%) Oracle CRM
5 3 (0.46%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.46%) SAP SRM
5 3 (0.46%) SunGard AvantGard
5 3 (0.46%) PeopleSoft HRMS
5 3 (0.46%) Magento
6 2 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.15%) HFM
7 1 (0.15%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.15%) Hyperion Planning
7 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.15%) Movex
7 1 (0.15%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 21 (3.22%) SaaS
2 5 (0.77%) Office 365
3 3 (0.46%) Google Apps
4 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.31%) Taleo
5 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.15%) IBM SmartCloud
5 1 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.15%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 66 (10.12%) Firewall
2 56 (8.59%) SAN
3 47 (7.21%) TCP/IP
4 43 (6.60%) DNS
5 32 (4.91%) DHCP
6 28 (4.29%) LAN
7 27 (4.14%) WAN
8 24 (3.68%) VPN
9 20 (3.07%) Internet
10 17 (2.61%) LDAP
11 13 (1.99%) VoIP
12 12 (1.84%) NAS
13 11 (1.69%) Network Security
13 11 (1.69%) Wireless
14 10 (1.53%) Fibre Channel
15 9 (1.38%) HTTP
16 8 (1.23%) SSL
16 8 (1.23%) iSCSI
17 7 (1.07%) ATM
18 5 (0.77%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (22.85%) SQL Server
2 65 (9.97%) Oracle Database
3 37 (5.67%) SQL Server 2000
4 32 (4.91%) Oracle Database 10g
5 29 (4.45%) MySQL
6 20 (3.07%) SQL Server 2008
7 19 (2.91%) Relational Database
8 15 (2.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 14 (2.15%) Data Warehouse
9 14 (2.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 11 (1.69%) Crystal Reports
10 11 (1.69%) DB2
11 9 (1.38%) SQL Server 2005
11 9 (1.38%) RDBMS
12 5 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (0.77%) Big Data
13 4 (0.61%) Hadoop
13 4 (0.61%) Oracle9i Database
13 4 (0.61%) MS Access
13 4 (0.61%) DTS
Development Applications
1 4 (0.61%) PeopleTools
2 3 (0.46%) MSI
2 3 (0.46%) VisualVM
3 2 (0.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (0.31%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.15%) Maven
4 1 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 152 (23.31%) Finance
2 49 (7.52%) Banking
3 21 (3.22%) Marketing
4 18 (2.76%) Telecoms
5 17 (2.61%) Legal
6 9 (1.38%) Front Office
7 8 (1.23%) French Language
8 7 (1.07%) Multimedia
8 7 (1.07%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.92%) Law
10 5 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.61%) Back Office
11 4 (0.61%) German Language
11 4 (0.61%) Publishing
11 4 (0.61%) Retail
12 2 (0.31%) Electronics
12 2 (0.31%) Japanese Language
12 2 (0.31%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.15%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.15%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (6.44%) .NET
2 31 (4.75%) Middleware
3 30 (4.60%) XML
4 23 (3.53%) HTML
5 22 (3.37%) LAMP
6 17 (2.61%) WebSphere MQ
7 11 (1.69%) Web Services
8 7 (1.07%) SOAP
8 7 (1.07%) CSS
9 6 (0.92%) COM
9 6 (0.92%) J2EE
9 6 (0.92%) WF
10 4 (0.61%) JSP
11 3 (0.46%) SAP XI
11 3 (0.46%) SAP PI
11 3 (0.46%) FIX Protocol
11 3 (0.46%) ASP.NET
11 3 (0.46%) Flash
11 3 (0.46%) XSLT
11 3 (0.46%) COM+
Miscellaneous
1 49 (7.52%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (3.68%) Computer Science
3 20 (3.07%) Replication
4 18 (2.76%) Blackberry
5 16 (2.45%) Enterprise Software
5 16 (2.45%) Open Source
5 16 (2.45%) Management Information System
6 14 (2.15%) Clustering
7 13 (1.99%) Data Integration
8 12 (1.84%) SWIFT
9 10 (1.53%) iPhone
10 9 (1.38%) Video Conferencing
10 9 (1.38%) iPad
10 9 (1.38%) Visualisation
10 9 (1.38%) Mobile App
11 8 (1.23%) HACMP
12 7 (1.07%) Mathematics
13 6 (0.92%) EFT
13 6 (0.92%) NHS
13 6 (0.92%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 319 (48.93%) Windows
2 125 (19.17%) Linux
3 91 (13.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 86 (13.19%) UNIX
5 69 (10.58%) Windows 7
6 55 (8.44%) Windows Server 2003
7 47 (7.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 35 (5.37%) Windows 8
9 30 (4.60%) Windows XP
10 27 (4.14%) AIX
11 26 (3.99%) Solaris
12 25 (3.83%) Windows Server 2012
13 17 (2.61%) Mac OS X
14 11 (1.69%) Apple iOS
15 8 (1.23%) HPUX
16 5 (0.77%) CentOS
17 4 (0.61%) Oracle Linux
17 4 (0.61%) Mac OS
18 3 (0.46%) SUSE
18 3 (0.46%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (22.09%) ITIL
2 39 (5.98%) Project Management
3 38 (5.83%) Change Management
4 30 (4.60%) Service Management
5 28 (4.29%) Asset Management
6 27 (4.14%) ERP
7 25 (3.83%) Time Management
8 24 (3.68%) Service Delivery
8 24 (3.68%) Disaster Recovery
9 23 (3.53%) Problem Management
10 22 (3.37%) Systems Analysis
10 22 (3.37%) Migration
11 20 (3.07%) Agile Software Development
12 19 (2.91%) Incident Management
12 19 (2.91%) CRM
12 19 (2.91%) Root Cause Analysis
13 17 (2.61%) Configuration Management
14 16 (2.45%) Analytics
14 16 (2.45%) Document Management
15 15 (2.30%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 210 (32.21%) SQL
2 44 (6.75%) Java
3 29 (4.45%) JavaScript
4 26 (3.99%) Perl
4 26 (3.99%) PowerShell
5 21 (3.22%) Python
5 21 (3.22%) Shell Script
6 16 (2.45%) T-SQL
7 14 (2.15%) Bash Shell
7 14 (2.15%) VBScript
8 12 (1.84%) PHP
9 11 (1.69%) C#
9 11 (1.69%) VB
10 10 (1.53%) ActionScript
10 10 (1.53%) PL/SQL
11 9 (1.38%) C
12 8 (1.23%) VBA
13 6 (0.92%) C++
14 5 (0.77%) ABAP
15 4 (0.61%) PeopleCode
Qualifications
1 72 (11.04%) Degree
2 45 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 26 (3.99%) MCSE
4 19 (2.91%) Security Cleared
5 16 (2.45%) CCSA
5 16 (2.45%) CCSE
6 13 (1.99%) AAT
7 11 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (1.38%) MCP
9 9 (1.38%) HND
10 8 (1.23%) CCNA
11 7 (1.07%) SC Cleared
11 7 (1.07%) ACCA
12 6 (0.92%) CCNP
12 6 (0.92%) A+ Certification
12 6 (0.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (0.77%) IBM Certification
13 5 (0.77%) HNC
14 4 (0.61%) VTSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (5.37%) SLA
2 14 (2.15%) QA
2 14 (2.15%) PCI DSS
3 10 (1.53%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.46%) HL7
5 1 (0.15%) COBIT
5 1 (0.15%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.15%) GAMP
5 1 (0.15%) GMP
System Software
1 90 (13.80%) Active Directory
2 83 (12.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (6.90%) Hyper-V
4 32 (4.91%) XenServer
5 19 (2.91%) XenDesktop
6 16 (2.45%) vSphere
7 14 (2.15%) VMware ESX
8 13 (1.99%) VMware ESXi
8 13 (1.99%) XenApp
9 11 (1.69%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 9 (1.38%) Xen
11 8 (1.23%) GPFS
11 8 (1.23%) NFS
11 8 (1.23%) Samba
12 5 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (0.46%) Terminal Server
13 3 (0.46%) UAG
14 2 (0.31%) vCloud
14 2 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
15 1 (0.15%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 25 (3.83%) SCCM
1 25 (3.83%) Tivoli
2 22 (3.37%) Backup Exec
3 17 (2.61%) Norton AntiVirus
3 17 (2.61%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 9 (1.38%) Control-M
5 8 (1.23%) Bcfg2
5 8 (1.23%) Tivoli Configuration Manager
5 8 (1.23%) Tivoli NetView
6 7 (1.07%) SCOM
7 6 (0.92%) WSUS
8 4 (0.61%) Nagios
8 4 (0.61%) NetBackup
9 3 (0.46%) Foglight
9 3 (0.46%) Opsview
10 2 (0.31%) SCOrch
10 2 (0.31%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 2 (0.31%) Sysprep
10 2 (0.31%) WMI
11 1 (0.15%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 157 (24.08%) Microsoft
2 151 (23.16%) Oracle
3 115 (17.64%) VMware
4 83 (12.73%) Citrix
5 51 (7.82%) Cisco
6 47 (7.21%) Red Hat
7 44 (6.75%) IBM
8 42 (6.44%) Lotus
9 38 (5.83%) SAP
10 31 (4.75%) CheckPoint
11 30 (4.60%) HP
12 21 (3.22%) Symantec
13 19 (2.91%) Juniper
14 18 (2.76%) NetApp
15 17 (2.61%) Sun
16 16 (2.45%) Kaspersky
16 16 (2.45%) WatchGuard
17 15 (2.30%) Sophos
18 14 (2.15%) Apple
19 11 (1.69%) Veritas
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 56 minutes ago
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
CPS Group UK
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Portal Partnership Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
North West London
Soundnet Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Hays - Computacenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ISL
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Andover, Hampshire
Premier Group Recruitment
Salary: £23000 - £24500 per annum + 5% Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harris Rubbert Associates
Salary: From £45,000 to £52,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
North West London
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bedfordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £38000 to £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Argus Media
Salary: Competitive salary and benefits package
Posted: 5 days ago
Andover, Hampshire
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £24500 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Aldershot, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
East London
Spring Technology
Salary: £29000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Vertical IT
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Negotiable Depending on Earnings
Posted: 6 days ago