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

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Specialist
Rank 556 589 580
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 329 321 295
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.32% 0.29% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.30% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 302 226 219
Average salary £35,000 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.64% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,300 £24,800 £27,993
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £33,000 £40,000 £37,250
% change year-on-year
-17.50% +7.38%
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
98068 105382 98299
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.72% 94.59% 94.77%
Number of salaries quoted 81012 86409 82717
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 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £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 28 April 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 28 April 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 +47 137 £37,500 -16.66% 10
South East -55 60 £33,000 -12.00% 10
South West +13 35 £33,000 -5.71%
East of England +31 29 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Yorkshire +9 24 £20,000 -41.17% 7
North West +18 21 £33,000 -22.35% 5
East Midlands +25 11 £33,250 -17.90% 2
West Midlands -19 5 £26,000 -36.96% 3
North East -7 4 £32,000 +18.51%
Support Specialist
UK

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 April 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.

1 333 (52.44%) Windows
2 186 (29.29%) Microsoft
3 185 (29.13%) SQL
4 176 (27.72%) Finance
5 156 (24.57%) ITIL
6 109 (17.17%) VMware
7 108 (17.01%) MS Excel
8 107 (16.85%) UNIX
9 106 (16.69%) Active Directory
10 99 (15.59%) SQL Server
11 92 (14.49%) Oracle
12 87 (13.70%) VPN
13 85 (13.39%) Java
14 82 (12.91%) Citrix
15 79 (12.44%) Linux
16 77 (12.13%) TCP/IP
17 75 (11.81%) DNS
17 75 (11.81%) Cisco
18 74 (11.65%) MS Office
19 73 (11.50%) Windows Server 2008
20 63 (9.92%) VMware Infrastructure
21 62 (9.76%) Apple
21 62 (9.76%) Windows 7
22 61 (9.61%) Banking
23 58 (9.13%) Microsoft Certification
23 58 (9.13%) Windows Server 2003
24 57 (8.98%) XML
25 55 (8.66%) MS Exchange
26 54 (8.50%) MCSE
27 53 (8.35%) Apple iOS

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 55 (8.66%) MS Exchange
2 44 (6.93%) SharePoint
3 36 (5.67%) WebSphere
4 30 (4.72%) IIS
5 28 (4.41%) IBM Notes
6 24 (3.78%) WebLogic
6 24 (3.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 22 (3.46%) Tomcat
8 21 (3.31%) WebSphere Application Server
9 16 (2.52%) Lync
9 16 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2010
10 15 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2007
11 13 (2.05%) WebSphere Portal
12 12 (1.89%) Lotus Domino
12 12 (1.89%) Quickr
13 11 (1.73%) Confluence
13 11 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2003
14 10 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2013
15 9 (1.42%) BizTalk Server
16 7 (1.10%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 108 (17.01%) MS Excel
2 74 (11.65%) MS Office
3 3 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.31%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.31%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.31%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.16%) InDesign
5 1 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.16%) InCopy
Business Applications
1 14 (2.20%) Agresso
2 12 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (1.10%) SAP PP
4 3 (0.47%) Movex
4 3 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.47%) Oracle General Ledger
4 3 (0.47%) Infor M3
5 2 (0.31%) SAP SRM
5 2 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.31%) PeopleSoft HRMS
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.16%) Endur
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.16%) Hyperion Enterprise
6 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.16%) ResourceLink
6 1 (0.16%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.89%) Office 365
2 9 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (1.10%) SaaS
4 5 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.47%) Google Apps
6 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.16%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 87 (13.70%) VPN
2 77 (12.13%) TCP/IP
3 75 (11.81%) DNS
4 48 (7.56%) DHCP
5 47 (7.40%) Firewall
6 38 (5.98%) LAN
7 37 (5.83%) SAN
8 32 (5.04%) WAN
9 23 (3.62%) VoIP
9 23 (3.62%) Internet
10 21 (3.31%) PBX
11 17 (2.68%) AMQP
12 16 (2.52%) VLAN
12 16 (2.52%) Wi-Fi
13 13 (2.05%) FTP
14 12 (1.89%) Broadband
15 9 (1.42%) Wireless
16 8 (1.26%) LDAP
17 7 (1.10%) SSL
17 7 (1.10%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (15.59%) SQL Server
2 36 (5.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (1.73%) SQL Server 2005
3 11 (1.73%) Oracle Database
4 7 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
4 7 (1.10%) Oracle Database 10g
5 6 (0.94%) DB2
5 6 (0.94%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 5 (0.79%) Relational Database
6 5 (0.79%) MySQL
6 5 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (0.63%) SQL Server 2000
8 3 (0.47%) Oracle Discoverer
8 3 (0.47%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.47%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (0.31%) MS Access
9 2 (0.31%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.31%) SAP BI
9 2 (0.31%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 15 (2.36%) Visual Studio
2 11 (1.73%) JIRA
3 5 (0.79%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (0.63%) Subversion
4 4 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (0.31%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.31%) Maven
6 2 (0.31%) Introscope
6 2 (0.31%) Ant
6 2 (0.31%) JConsole
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.16%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.16%) WinDbg
7 1 (0.16%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.16%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.16%) Xcode
7 1 (0.16%) Eclipse
General
1 176 (27.72%) Finance
2 61 (9.61%) Banking
3 40 (6.30%) Telecoms
4 28 (4.41%) Retail
5 24 (3.78%) Front Office
6 8 (1.26%) Investment Banking
7 7 (1.10%) Publishing
7 7 (1.10%) Back Office
7 7 (1.10%) German Language
8 6 (0.94%) Law
9 5 (0.79%) Legal
10 4 (0.63%) Multimedia
11 3 (0.47%) Automotive
11 3 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.47%) Marketing
11 3 (0.47%) French Language
12 2 (0.31%) Korean Language
12 2 (0.31%) Advertising
12 2 (0.31%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.31%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (8.98%) XML
2 46 (7.24%) .NET
3 31 (4.88%) XSLT
4 27 (4.25%) JMS
5 25 (3.94%) Web Services
5 25 (3.94%) XSL
6 23 (3.62%) Software Packaging
7 22 (3.46%) ASP.NET
8 19 (2.99%) HTML
9 17 (2.68%) Middleware
9 17 (2.68%) FIX Protocol
9 17 (2.68%) REST
10 14 (2.20%) Application Packaging
11 11 (1.73%) Spring
12 10 (1.57%) JSP
12 10 (1.57%) J2EE
13 9 (1.42%) SOAP
13 9 (1.42%) WebSphere MQ
14 8 (1.26%) CSS
15 7 (1.10%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 48 (7.56%) Blackberry
2 41 (6.46%) Client/Server
3 33 (5.20%) Analytical Skills
4 29 (4.57%) Computer Science
5 21 (3.31%) Video Conferencing
6 14 (2.20%) Management Information System
7 13 (2.05%) EPoS
7 13 (2.05%) Clustering
8 12 (1.89%) Derivative
9 11 (1.73%) HACMP
9 11 (1.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 10 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (1.42%) iPhone
11 9 (1.42%) Replication
12 8 (1.26%) Fixed Income
13 7 (1.10%) Equities
14 6 (0.94%) iPad
14 6 (0.94%) Hedge funds
14 6 (0.94%) SWIFT
15 4 (0.63%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 333 (52.44%) Windows
2 107 (16.85%) UNIX
3 79 (12.44%) Linux
4 73 (11.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 62 (9.76%) Windows 7
6 58 (9.13%) Windows Server 2003
7 53 (8.35%) Apple iOS
8 31 (4.88%) Windows Server 2012
9 27 (4.25%) Windows XP
10 26 (4.09%) Android
11 20 (3.15%) Solaris
12 18 (2.83%) AIX
12 18 (2.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 13 (2.05%) Mac OS X
14 11 (1.73%) Windows 8
15 10 (1.57%) Windows 2000
15 10 (1.57%) Windows 2000 Server
16 9 (1.42%) HPUX
17 8 (1.26%) CentOS
18 5 (0.79%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (24.57%) ITIL
2 29 (4.57%) Service Delivery
2 29 (4.57%) Change Management
2 29 (4.57%) Migration
3 28 (4.41%) Problem Management
4 26 (4.09%) CRM
5 25 (3.94%) Project Management
5 25 (3.94%) Time Management
6 24 (3.78%) ERP
6 24 (3.78%) Asset Management
7 21 (3.31%) Root Cause Analysis
7 21 (3.31%) Mentoring
8 16 (2.52%) Disaster Recovery
9 14 (2.20%) Incident Management
10 13 (2.05%) Software Testing
10 13 (2.05%) Service Management
11 12 (1.89%) Business Intelligence
11 12 (1.89%) Agile Software Development
12 11 (1.73%) MVC
12 11 (1.73%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 185 (29.13%) SQL
2 85 (13.39%) Java
3 33 (5.20%) C#
4 26 (4.09%) PL/SQL
5 25 (3.94%) Perl
6 16 (2.52%) JavaScript
7 12 (1.89%) VBA
7 12 (1.89%) Python
8 11 (1.73%) C++
9 10 (1.57%) Shell Script
9 10 (1.57%) Korn
9 10 (1.57%) Bash Shell
10 9 (1.42%) VBScript
10 9 (1.42%) VB
11 7 (1.10%) T-SQL
11 7 (1.10%) C
12 6 (0.94%) PowerShell
13 5 (0.79%) XPath
13 5 (0.79%) Groovy
13 5 (0.79%) Jython
Qualifications
1 58 (9.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 54 (8.50%) MCSE
3 50 (7.87%) Degree
4 32 (5.04%) Security Cleared
5 28 (4.41%) MCSA
6 25 (3.94%) SC Cleared
7 23 (3.62%) Cisco Certification
7 23 (3.62%) ITIL Certification
8 13 (2.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 12 (1.89%) MCP
9 12 (1.89%) CCNA
10 11 (1.73%) CCNP
11 10 (1.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 9 (1.42%) DV Cleared
13 8 (1.26%) A+ Certification
14 7 (1.10%) VCP5
15 5 (0.79%) Citrix Certification
16 4 (0.63%) CCA
16 4 (0.63%) CCSA
16 4 (0.63%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (7.87%) SLA
2 6 (0.94%) QA
3 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.16%) PMBOK
3 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 106 (16.69%) Active Directory
2 63 (9.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (5.83%) XenApp
4 23 (3.62%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 23 (3.62%) BitLocker
5 15 (2.36%) Hyper-V
6 14 (2.20%) vSphere
7 9 (1.42%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (1.42%) XenServer
7 9 (1.42%) VMware ESX
8 7 (1.10%) Oracle RAC
9 5 (0.79%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 4 (0.63%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 4 (0.63%) VMware Workstation
10 4 (0.63%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 4 (0.63%) ISA Server
10 4 (0.63%) NFS
11 3 (0.47%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.31%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.16%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 22 (3.46%) Backup Exec
2 20 (3.15%) Nagios
3 16 (2.52%) Norton AntiVirus
3 16 (2.52%) SCCM
4 7 (1.10%) SCOM
5 6 (0.94%) Puppet
5 6 (0.94%) Cisco CUCM
5 6 (0.94%) Tivoli
6 5 (0.79%) WSUS
6 5 (0.79%) Sysprep
7 4 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.63%) WMI
7 4 (0.63%) CA Single Sign-On
8 3 (0.47%) Tivoli Configuration Manager
8 3 (0.47%) Tivoli Monitoring
8 3 (0.47%) Tivoli NetView
8 3 (0.47%) Control-M
8 3 (0.47%) ITRS Geneos
9 2 (0.31%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.31%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 186 (29.29%) Microsoft
2 109 (17.17%) VMware
3 92 (14.49%) Oracle
4 82 (12.91%) Citrix
5 75 (11.81%) Cisco
6 62 (9.76%) Apple
7 47 (7.40%) HP
8 35 (5.51%) Sophos
9 34 (5.35%) Symantec
9 34 (5.35%) IBM
10 32 (5.04%) Remedy
11 28 (4.41%) Lotus
12 26 (4.09%) NetApp
13 25 (3.94%) EMC
14 20 (3.15%) SAP
15 19 (2.99%) Red Hat
15 19 (2.99%) Avaya
16 16 (2.52%) CheckPoint
16 16 (2.52%) Bloomberg
17 14 (2.20%) Juniper
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