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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Specialist
Rank 587 612 593
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -19
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 303 297 270
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.29% 0.27% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.28% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 235 248 197
Average salary £37,500 £38,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.31% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,341 £25,000 £26,050
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £33,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -6.66%
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
97564 104302 96112
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.53% 94.51% 94.53%
Number of salaries quoted 81515 86339 80864
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015. 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 +11 119 £37,500 -11.76% 13
South East +12 73 £37,500 +10.29% 4
East of England -6 25 £37,500 -6.25% 4
Yorkshire +7 23 £30,000 -7.69% 5
West Midlands +2 20 £35,000 -15.15% 2
North West +1 17 £26,375 -41.38% 3
South West -1 16 £33,000 +45.05% 2
East Midlands +8 6 - - 2
North East -10 3 £32,000 +18.51%
Support Specialist
UK

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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.

1 349 (56.29%) Windows
2 189 (30.48%) Microsoft
3 186 (30.00%) SQL
4 135 (21.77%) Finance
5 129 (20.81%) ITIL
6 121 (19.52%) VMware
7 114 (18.39%) SQL Server
8 110 (17.74%) Active Directory
9 101 (16.29%) MS Excel
10 98 (15.81%) Windows 7
11 86 (13.87%) UNIX
12 85 (13.71%) MS Office
13 83 (13.39%) Linux
14 77 (12.42%) Java
14 77 (12.42%) VPN
15 72 (11.61%) Apple
16 71 (11.45%) VMware Infrastructure
17 67 (10.81%) Apple iOS
18 65 (10.48%) TCP/IP
19 62 (10.00%) Oracle
19 62 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
20 59 (9.52%) DNS
21 57 (9.19%) Citrix
22 55 (8.87%) Degree
23 52 (8.39%) Blackberry
24 51 (8.23%) Cisco
24 51 (8.23%) LAN
25 50 (8.06%) XML
25 50 (8.06%) Firewall
25 50 (8.06%) Banking

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 44 (7.10%) MS Exchange
2 36 (5.81%) SharePoint
3 34 (5.48%) IIS
4 24 (3.87%) WebLogic
5 22 (3.55%) WebSphere
6 21 (3.39%) Tomcat
6 21 (3.39%) IBM Notes
7 20 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
8 17 (2.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 12 (1.94%) Lync
10 10 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2013
10 10 (1.61%) Confluence
10 10 (1.61%) BizTalk Server
11 9 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2007
12 8 (1.29%) Elasticsearch
13 7 (1.13%) WebSphere Process Server
14 6 (0.97%) Documentum
14 6 (0.97%) JBoss
15 5 (0.81%) WebSphere Application Server
15 5 (0.81%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 101 (16.29%) MS Excel
2 85 (13.71%) MS Office
3 8 (1.29%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.48%) InDesign
5 2 (0.32%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.32%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.32%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.16%) InCopy
Business Applications
1 11 (1.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.45%) Agresso
3 4 (0.65%) Infor M3
4 3 (0.48%) Movex
5 2 (0.32%) SAP SRM
5 2 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.16%) ResourceLink
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.16%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.16%) Hyperion Enterprise
6 1 (0.16%) Endur
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 18 (2.90%) Office 365
2 11 (1.77%) Cloud Computing
3 10 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (1.29%) Google Apps
5 7 (1.13%) SaaS
6 6 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.16%) IaaS
7 1 (0.16%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 77 (12.42%) VPN
2 65 (10.48%) TCP/IP
3 59 (9.52%) DNS
4 51 (8.23%) LAN
5 50 (8.06%) Firewall
6 47 (7.58%) WAN
7 39 (6.29%) DHCP
7 39 (6.29%) SAN
8 28 (4.52%) Internet
8 28 (4.52%) VoIP
9 21 (3.39%) Broadband
10 19 (3.06%) VLAN
11 18 (2.90%) Wi-Fi
12 14 (2.26%) Wireless
12 14 (2.26%) PBX
13 12 (1.94%) Fibre Channel
14 11 (1.77%) AMQP
15 10 (1.61%) FTP
15 10 (1.61%) WebEx
16 7 (1.13%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (18.39%) SQL Server
2 34 (5.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (2.90%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (1.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (1.61%) Oracle Database
5 10 (1.61%) SQL Server 2005
6 8 (1.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (1.29%) NoSQL
7 7 (1.13%) Oracle Database 10g
7 7 (1.13%) Crystal Reports
8 6 (0.97%) Oracle Reports
8 6 (0.97%) MySQL
8 6 (0.97%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 4 (0.65%) Relational Database
9 4 (0.65%) SQL Server 2000
9 4 (0.65%) DB2
10 3 (0.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.48%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.32%) QlikView
11 2 (0.32%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 14 (2.26%) Visual Studio
2 11 (1.77%) JIRA
3 5 (0.81%) HP UFT
4 4 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.48%) Subversion
5 3 (0.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (0.32%) Maven
6 2 (0.32%) Ant
6 2 (0.32%) JConsole
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.16%) WinDbg
7 1 (0.16%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.16%) TeamCity
General
1 135 (21.77%) Finance
2 50 (8.06%) Banking
3 37 (5.97%) Retail
4 35 (5.65%) Telecoms
5 27 (4.35%) Front Office
6 16 (2.58%) German Language
7 10 (1.61%) French Language
8 8 (1.29%) Spanish Language
8 8 (1.29%) Law
8 8 (1.29%) Legal
8 8 (1.29%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.81%) Back Office
9 5 (0.81%) Automotive
9 5 (0.81%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.81%) Marketing
10 4 (0.65%) Electronics
10 4 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.48%) Publishing
12 2 (0.32%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.32%) Finnish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (8.06%) XML
2 47 (7.58%) .NET
3 24 (3.87%) XSL
4 23 (3.71%) XSLT
5 22 (3.55%) FIX Protocol
6 19 (3.06%) JMS
7 18 (2.90%) ASP.NET
7 18 (2.90%) HTML
7 18 (2.90%) Web Services
8 14 (2.26%) Middleware
8 14 (2.26%) Software Packaging
9 11 (1.77%) REST
10 10 (1.61%) Application Packaging
10 10 (1.61%) Spring
10 10 (1.61%) JSP
11 9 (1.45%) CSS
12 8 (1.29%) J2EE
12 8 (1.29%) ZeroMQ
13 7 (1.13%) SOAP
13 7 (1.13%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 52 (8.39%) Blackberry
2 39 (6.29%) Computer Science
3 35 (5.65%) Client/Server
4 26 (4.19%) Video Conferencing
5 25 (4.03%) Analytical Skills
6 16 (2.58%) Data Centre
7 14 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
8 13 (2.10%) EPoS
9 11 (1.77%) iPhone
10 10 (1.61%) Derivative
10 10 (1.61%) Fixed Income
10 10 (1.61%) iPad
11 9 (1.45%) Hedge funds
11 9 (1.45%) Clustering
11 9 (1.45%) Equities
11 9 (1.45%) Management Information System
12 7 (1.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 7 (1.13%) Mobile Computing
13 6 (0.97%) EMC VNX
14 5 (0.81%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 349 (56.29%) Windows
2 98 (15.81%) Windows 7
3 86 (13.87%) UNIX
4 83 (13.39%) Linux
5 67 (10.81%) Apple iOS
6 62 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 46 (7.42%) Windows Server 2003
8 44 (7.10%) Windows 8
9 34 (5.48%) Android
10 32 (5.16%) Windows Server 2012
11 28 (4.52%) Windows XP
12 21 (3.39%) Solaris
12 21 (3.39%) Mac OS X
13 15 (2.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 13 (2.10%) AIX
15 11 (1.77%) Windows 2000
16 10 (1.61%) HPUX
16 10 (1.61%) CentOS
17 8 (1.29%) Windows 2000 Server
18 6 (0.97%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (20.81%) ITIL
2 33 (5.32%) Asset Management
3 29 (4.68%) Change Management
3 29 (4.68%) Time Management
4 28 (4.52%) Project Management
5 26 (4.19%) Migration
6 25 (4.03%) Problem Management
7 21 (3.39%) ERP
8 20 (3.23%) CRM
8 20 (3.23%) Patch Management
9 19 (3.06%) Mentoring
9 19 (3.06%) Root Cause Analysis
10 18 (2.90%) Business Intelligence
11 17 (2.74%) Service Management
12 16 (2.58%) Service Delivery
13 13 (2.10%) Agile Software Development
13 13 (2.10%) SDLC
14 12 (1.94%) Disaster Recovery
14 12 (1.94%) Incident Management
14 12 (1.94%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 186 (30.00%) SQL
2 77 (12.42%) Java
3 34 (5.48%) C#
4 17 (2.74%) PL/SQL
4 17 (2.74%) JavaScript
5 14 (2.26%) Perl
6 12 (1.94%) VBA
7 11 (1.77%) Python
7 11 (1.77%) C++
8 10 (1.61%) T-SQL
9 8 (1.29%) VB
10 7 (1.13%) C
11 6 (0.97%) Bash Shell
12 5 (0.81%) Korn
12 5 (0.81%) Groovy
12 5 (0.81%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.65%) PHP
13 4 (0.65%) PowerShell
14 3 (0.48%) XPath
14 3 (0.48%) Jython
Qualifications
1 55 (8.87%) Degree
2 40 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 38 (6.13%) A+ Certification
4 36 (5.81%) MCSE
5 33 (5.32%) Network+ Certification
6 26 (4.19%) Cisco Certification
7 21 (3.39%) Security Cleared
8 18 (2.90%) ITIL Certification
8 18 (2.90%) MCSA
8 18 (2.90%) CCNA
9 13 (2.10%) MCP
10 12 (1.94%) CCNP
10 12 (1.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 11 (1.77%) SC Cleared
12 8 (1.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 8 (1.29%) CCSE
12 8 (1.29%) CCSA
13 7 (1.13%) Check Point Certification
14 6 (0.97%) VCP5
15 5 (0.81%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (7.90%) SLA
2 7 (1.13%) QA
3 5 (0.81%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.48%) HL7
4 3 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.48%) COBIT
5 1 (0.16%) PMBOK
System Software
1 110 (17.74%) Active Directory
2 71 (11.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (4.19%) vSphere
4 23 (3.71%) VMware ESXi
5 22 (3.55%) XenApp
6 19 (3.06%) Hyper-V
7 14 (2.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 14 (2.26%) VMware ESX
7 14 (2.26%) BitLocker
8 9 (1.45%) XenServer
9 8 (1.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 8 (1.29%) NFS
9 8 (1.29%) Samba
10 7 (1.13%) Oracle RAC
11 4 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (0.48%) Terminal Server
12 3 (0.48%) VirtualBox
13 2 (0.32%) XenDesktop
13 2 (0.32%) ISA Server
13 2 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 19 (3.06%) Backup Exec
2 18 (2.90%) SCCM
3 15 (2.42%) Nagios
4 12 (1.94%) Norton AntiVirus
5 11 (1.77%) SCOM
6 9 (1.45%) Tivoli
7 7 (1.13%) WMI
8 5 (0.81%) WSUS
8 5 (0.81%) Sysprep
8 5 (0.81%) Cisco CUCM
8 5 (0.81%) Casper Suite
9 4 (0.65%) ITRS Geneos
10 2 (0.32%) SCOrch
10 2 (0.32%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 2 (0.32%) Puppet
10 2 (0.32%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 2 (0.32%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.32%) CA Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.32%) CiscoWorks
11 1 (0.16%) Legato
Vendors
1 189 (30.48%) Microsoft
2 121 (19.52%) VMware
3 72 (11.61%) Apple
4 62 (10.00%) Oracle
5 57 (9.19%) Citrix
6 51 (8.23%) Cisco
7 37 (5.97%) HP
8 27 (4.35%) Symantec
9 25 (4.03%) EMC
10 24 (3.87%) Sophos
11 22 (3.55%) Remedy
12 21 (3.39%) Lotus
12 21 (3.39%) Red Hat
13 20 (3.23%) CheckPoint
13 20 (3.23%) IBM
13 20 (3.23%) Avaya
14 18 (2.90%) NetApp
15 14 (2.26%) Veritas
15 14 (2.26%) SAP
15 14 (2.26%) Bloomberg
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