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 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Specialist
Rank 533 559 578
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +19
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 386 326 309
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.36% 0.32% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.33% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 341 249 268
Average salary £37,500 £38,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.59% -3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,000 £35,500
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +7.04%
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
101161 97875 99028
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.55% 94.69% 95.23%
Number of salaries quoted 84490 81487 85365
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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
London +25 144 £41,000 -8.88% 14
South East +1 128 £37,500 -1.31% 11
East of England -6 45 £39,000 +4.00% 3
West Midlands -5 26 £35,000 -22.22% 1
Yorkshire -22 19 £35,000 +12.00% 6
South West -14 15 £30,000 +39.53%
East Midlands +13 13 £37,500 +26.05% 3
North West -36 6 £45,000 +28.57% 5
North East - 1 £27,000 -
Support Specialist
UK

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 (44.74%) Windows
2 211 (29.59%) SQL
3 196 (27.49%) ITIL
4 168 (23.56%) Finance
5 165 (23.14%) Microsoft
6 152 (21.32%) SQL Server
7 136 (19.07%) VMware
8 133 (18.65%) Oracle
9 105 (14.73%) Citrix
10 103 (14.45%) Linux
11 99 (13.88%) MS Excel
12 98 (13.74%) Active Directory
13 90 (12.62%) VMware Infrastructure
14 88 (12.34%) Windows Server 2008
15 84 (11.78%) MS Office
16 81 (11.36%) UNIX
17 69 (9.68%) Degree
18 68 (9.54%) Firewall
19 66 (9.26%) Cisco
19 66 (9.26%) Windows 7
20 64 (8.98%) WebSphere
21 59 (8.27%) Banking
22 58 (8.13%) IBM
22 58 (8.13%) DNS
23 57 (7.99%) TCP/IP
23 57 (7.99%) Windows Server 2003
24 55 (7.71%) IIS
25 54 (7.57%) Hyper-V
25 54 (7.57%) Oracle Database
26 53 (7.43%) Lotus

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 64 (8.98%) WebSphere
2 55 (7.71%) IIS
3 48 (6.73%) MS Exchange
4 43 (6.03%) IBM Notes
5 41 (5.75%) WebSphere Application Server
6 36 (5.05%) SharePoint
7 20 (2.81%) Lotus Domino
7 20 (2.81%) WebSphere Portal
8 19 (2.66%) Quickr
8 19 (2.66%) Exchange Server 2010
9 17 (2.38%) Tomcat
10 16 (2.24%) OpenEdge
10 16 (2.24%) BizTalk Server
11 13 (1.82%) WebLogic
11 13 (1.82%) Lync
12 12 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2007
12 12 (1.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 7 (0.98%) Apache
13 7 (0.98%) WebSphere Process Server
13 7 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 99 (13.88%) MS Excel
2 84 (11.78%) MS Office
3 4 (0.56%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.28%) Stata
4 2 (0.28%) Mathematica
5 1 (0.14%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 16 (2.24%) Siebel Analytics
2 15 (2.10%) Agresso
3 6 (0.84%) Academy Housing
3 6 (0.84%) arcHouse
4 4 (0.56%) PeopleSoft HRMS
4 4 (0.56%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.42%) SAP PP
5 3 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.28%) Dynamics GP
6 2 (0.28%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.14%) Magento
7 1 (0.14%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle Assets
7 1 (0.14%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.14%) Movex
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle CRM
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.14%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 23 (3.23%) SaaS
2 4 (0.56%) Google Apps
3 2 (0.28%) Office 365
3 2 (0.28%) Taleo
4 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.14%) IaaS
4 1 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.14%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 68 (9.54%) Firewall
2 58 (8.13%) DNS
3 57 (7.99%) TCP/IP
4 50 (7.01%) SAN
5 47 (6.59%) DHCP
6 33 (4.63%) VPN
7 27 (3.79%) LAN
8 24 (3.37%) Internet
9 23 (3.23%) WAN
10 16 (2.24%) Wireless
11 15 (2.10%) NAS
12 14 (1.96%) Network Security
13 12 (1.68%) VoIP
14 10 (1.40%) HTTP
15 9 (1.26%) FTP
15 9 (1.26%) SSL
16 6 (0.84%) ATM
17 5 (0.70%) LDAP
17 5 (0.70%) 3G
18 4 (0.56%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (21.32%) SQL Server
2 54 (7.57%) Oracle Database
3 39 (5.47%) Oracle Database 10g
4 36 (5.05%) SQL Server 2000
5 35 (4.91%) SQL Server 2008
6 26 (3.65%) MySQL
7 21 (2.95%) Data Warehouse
8 13 (1.82%) Relational Database
9 11 (1.54%) SQL Server 2005
10 8 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (0.84%) DB2
11 6 (0.84%) Crystal Reports
12 5 (0.70%) RDBMS
12 5 (0.70%) Big Data
12 5 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 4 (0.56%) QlikView
13 4 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 4 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
13 4 (0.56%) MS Access
14 3 (0.42%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 4 (0.56%) Visual Studio
2 3 (0.42%) JIRA
3 2 (0.28%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.28%) Subversion
3 2 (0.28%) PeopleTools
3 2 (0.28%) Introscope
3 2 (0.28%) LabVIEW
3 2 (0.28%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.14%) Xcode
4 1 (0.14%) Maven
4 1 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 168 (23.56%) Finance
2 59 (8.27%) Banking
3 26 (3.65%) Telecoms
3 26 (3.65%) Marketing
4 15 (2.10%) Front Office
5 14 (1.96%) Legal
6 8 (1.12%) Back Office
6 8 (1.12%) Multimedia
6 8 (1.12%) Law
7 6 (0.84%) Advertising
7 6 (0.84%) Publishing
8 4 (0.56%) Retail
8 4 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (0.56%) French Language
9 3 (0.42%) German Language
10 2 (0.28%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.28%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.28%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.28%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (5.33%) .NET
2 35 (4.91%) XML
3 22 (3.09%) HTML
3 22 (3.09%) Middleware
4 17 (2.38%) XSLT
5 12 (1.68%) JSP
6 11 (1.54%) WebSphere MQ
6 11 (1.54%) XSL
7 10 (1.40%) Web Services
8 9 (1.26%) LAMP
8 9 (1.26%) Spring
9 8 (1.12%) JSF
9 8 (1.12%) Java EE
9 8 (1.12%) JMS
10 7 (0.98%) Hibernate
10 7 (0.98%) CSS
10 7 (0.98%) Struts
11 6 (0.84%) WF
11 6 (0.84%) REST
12 5 (0.70%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 43 (6.03%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (2.81%) Management Information System
3 19 (2.66%) Clustering
4 18 (2.52%) Blackberry
5 16 (2.24%) HACMP
6 14 (1.96%) Computer Science
6 14 (1.96%) Video Conferencing
7 13 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
8 12 (1.68%) Replication
9 11 (1.54%) iPhone
10 10 (1.40%) Visualisation
11 9 (1.26%) SWIFT
11 9 (1.26%) Data Integration
12 8 (1.12%) iPad
12 8 (1.12%) Open Source
12 8 (1.12%) Mobile App
13 6 (0.84%) Statistics
13 6 (0.84%) IVR
14 5 (0.70%) Mathematics
14 5 (0.70%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 319 (44.74%) Windows
2 103 (14.45%) Linux
3 88 (12.34%) Windows Server 2008
4 81 (11.36%) UNIX
5 66 (9.26%) Windows 7
6 57 (7.99%) Windows Server 2003
7 33 (4.63%) Windows Server 2012
8 29 (4.07%) Windows 8
8 29 (4.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 29 (4.07%) AIX
9 25 (3.51%) Apple iOS
10 20 (2.81%) Windows XP
11 18 (2.52%) Mac OS X
12 14 (1.96%) Solaris
13 9 (1.26%) Android
13 9 (1.26%) Mac OS
13 9 (1.26%) CentOS
14 5 (0.70%) HPUX
15 4 (0.56%) Mac OS X Server
16 3 (0.42%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 196 (27.49%) ITIL
2 46 (6.45%) Service Delivery
3 43 (6.03%) Change Management
4 39 (5.47%) Service Management
5 38 (5.33%) Project Management
6 33 (4.63%) Asset Management
7 28 (3.93%) ERP
8 27 (3.79%) Problem Management
8 27 (3.79%) Time Management
9 24 (3.37%) Disaster Recovery
9 24 (3.37%) Migration
10 23 (3.23%) Systems Analysis
10 23 (3.23%) Analytics
11 20 (2.81%) Incident Management
12 18 (2.52%) Root Cause Analysis
13 17 (2.38%) Continuous Improvement
14 16 (2.24%) Agile Software Development
14 16 (2.24%) CRM
15 15 (2.10%) Campaign Management
16 13 (1.82%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 211 (29.59%) SQL
2 46 (6.45%) Java
3 34 (4.77%) Perl
4 27 (3.79%) Shell Script
5 25 (3.51%) JavaScript
6 23 (3.23%) PowerShell
7 20 (2.81%) PL/SQL
8 15 (2.10%) C#
9 12 (1.68%) VBScript
10 11 (1.54%) T-SQL
10 11 (1.54%) ActionScript
11 10 (1.40%) C++
11 10 (1.40%) PHP
12 9 (1.26%) C
12 9 (1.26%) VB
12 9 (1.26%) Bash Shell
13 8 (1.12%) Python
14 7 (0.98%) VBA
15 2 (0.28%) FoxPro (VFP)
15 2 (0.28%) PeopleCode
Qualifications
1 69 (9.68%) Degree
2 43 (6.03%) Microsoft Certification
3 30 (4.21%) MCSE
4 21 (2.95%) Security Cleared
5 14 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
6 13 (1.82%) AAT
7 12 (1.68%) SC Cleared
8 11 (1.54%) CCSA
8 11 (1.54%) CCSE
9 10 (1.40%) A+ Certification
9 10 (1.40%) IBM Certification
9 10 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (1.26%) MCP
11 7 (0.98%) ACCA
11 7 (0.98%) MCTS
12 6 (0.84%) MCSA
12 6 (0.84%) CCNP
12 6 (0.84%) CCNA
13 4 (0.56%) Citrix Certification
13 4 (0.56%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (6.87%) SLA
2 16 (2.24%) PCI DSS
3 9 (1.26%) QA
4 7 (0.98%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 98 (13.74%) Active Directory
2 90 (12.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (7.57%) Hyper-V
4 26 (3.65%) XenServer
5 20 (2.81%) vSphere
6 19 (2.66%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 16 (2.24%) XenApp
7 16 (2.24%) VMware ESX
8 15 (2.10%) VMware ESXi
9 14 (1.96%) XenDesktop
10 7 (0.98%) Oracle RAC
11 5 (0.70%) VMware Workstation
12 4 (0.56%) Firmware
13 3 (0.42%) Terminal Server
13 3 (0.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 3 (0.42%) UAG
14 2 (0.28%) vCloud
14 2 (0.28%) KVM
14 2 (0.28%) ISA Server
14 2 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 31 (4.35%) Backup Exec
2 28 (3.93%) Tivoli
3 27 (3.79%) Norton AntiVirus
4 23 (3.23%) SCCM
5 18 (2.52%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 14 (1.96%) Tivoli NetView
6 14 (1.96%) Tivoli Configuration Manager
7 11 (1.54%) SCOM
8 8 (1.12%) Control-M
9 3 (0.42%) Foglight
9 3 (0.42%) Puppet
9 3 (0.42%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (0.42%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 2 (0.28%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 2 (0.28%) CA Wily
10 2 (0.28%) Sysprep
10 2 (0.28%) WSUS
10 2 (0.28%) OMEGAMON
10 2 (0.28%) Nagios
10 2 (0.28%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 165 (23.14%) Microsoft
2 136 (19.07%) VMware
3 133 (18.65%) Oracle
4 105 (14.73%) Citrix
5 66 (9.26%) Cisco
6 58 (8.13%) IBM
7 53 (7.43%) Lotus
8 34 (4.77%) Apple
9 33 (4.63%) Symantec
9 33 (4.63%) Red Hat
10 29 (4.07%) HP
10 29 (4.07%) CheckPoint
11 24 (3.37%) NetApp
12 22 (3.09%) SAP
12 22 (3.09%) Sophos
13 20 (2.81%) Juniper
14 19 (2.66%) Sun
15 16 (2.24%) Siebel
15 16 (2.24%) Informatica
16 12 (1.68%) Veritas
Runcorn, Cheshire
Atos
Posted: Yesterday
Bedford, Bedfordshire
IT Connections
Salary: £20,000 to £25,000
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + an EXCELLENT package
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 30,000
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: £20,000 per annum c£20,000 + 10% Bonus + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £39000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bedfordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £38000 to £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £41000 per annum + £1,200 DV allowance
Posted: 4 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 4 days ago
London
RBW Consulting
Salary: From £250 to £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £39000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Sanderson
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus, pension,health
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
University of Westminster
Salary: £33,148 per annum (incl. L.W.A.)
Posted: 11 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Nomical Ltd
Salary: From £16,000 to £20,000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Fleet, Hampshire
CapQuest Debt Recovery Ltd
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago