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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Specialist
Rank 672 593 576
Rank change year-on-year
-79 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 203 315 303
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.20% 0.29% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.31% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 174 281 247
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -7.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,350 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £48,500 £53,300
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- -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
97370 101347 93701
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.19% 94.49% 94.25%
Number of salaries quoted 81930 82728 78452
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 -19 70 £42,250 +17.36% 10
South East -45 53 £37,500 +7.14% 9
East of England -5 21 £37,500 +7.14%
West Midlands -14 18 £30,000 -7.69%
South West -13 12 £37,500 +64.83%
Yorkshire -15 12 £31,750 -9.28% 1
North West +11 10 £33,000 +20.00% 1
East Midlands 0 5 £35,000 -30.00% 2
North East -5 3 £31,500 +21.15%
Support Specialist
UK

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 284 (54.83%) Windows
2 166 (32.05%) SQL
3 160 (30.89%) Microsoft
4 106 (20.46%) SQL Server
5 101 (19.50%) VMware
6 98 (18.92%) Active Directory
7 93 (17.95%) ITIL
8 91 (17.57%) Finance
9 84 (16.22%) MS Excel
10 77 (14.86%) Linux
11 76 (14.67%) Windows 7
12 64 (12.36%) VMware Infrastructure
13 63 (12.16%) Java
14 62 (11.97%) MS Office
15 59 (11.39%) UNIX
16 55 (10.62%) Apple
17 53 (10.23%) Oracle
18 52 (10.04%) Windows Server 2008
18 52 (10.04%) Apple iOS
19 51 (9.85%) VPN
20 48 (9.27%) Windows 8
21 47 (9.07%) DNS
21 47 (9.07%) SLA
22 46 (8.88%) MS Exchange
23 45 (8.69%) TCP/IP
24 44 (8.49%) Degree
25 43 (8.30%) .NET
26 42 (8.11%) Banking
27 39 (7.53%) Firewall
27 39 (7.53%) Windows Server 2003

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 46 (8.88%) MS Exchange
2 38 (7.34%) SharePoint
3 30 (5.79%) IIS
4 22 (4.25%) Exchange Server 2010
5 17 (3.28%) Lync
6 16 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2013
6 16 (3.09%) Tomcat
7 14 (2.70%) WebLogic
8 13 (2.51%) WebSphere
8 13 (2.51%) Exchange Server 2007
9 9 (1.74%) BizTalk Server
9 9 (1.74%) Apache
10 8 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
10 8 (1.54%) IBM Notes
11 7 (1.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 7 (1.35%) Documentum
11 7 (1.35%) Confluence
12 6 (1.16%) WebSphere Process Server
12 6 (1.16%) JBoss
13 5 (0.97%) CMS
Applications
1 84 (16.22%) MS Excel
2 62 (11.97%) MS Office
3 7 (1.35%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.58%) InDesign
5 2 (0.39%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.39%) SOLIDWORKS
6 1 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.19%) PrintSoft PReS
6 1 (0.19%) InCopy
Business Applications
1 11 (2.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.97%) Infor M3
3 4 (0.77%) Agresso
4 3 (0.58%) Movex
4 3 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.19%) Endur
5 1 (0.19%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.19%) SAP SRM
5 1 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.19%) Hyperion Enterprise
Cloud Services
1 22 (4.25%) Office 365
2 9 (1.74%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (1.74%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (1.54%) Google Apps
3 8 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.39%) Google Drive
4 2 (0.39%) SaaS
5 1 (0.19%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (9.85%) VPN
2 47 (9.07%) DNS
3 45 (8.69%) TCP/IP
4 39 (7.53%) Firewall
5 34 (6.56%) LAN
6 33 (6.37%) WAN
7 32 (6.18%) DHCP
8 28 (5.41%) SAN
9 25 (4.83%) Internet
10 24 (4.63%) Broadband
11 17 (3.28%) Wireless
12 13 (2.51%) VoIP
13 12 (2.32%) Fibre Channel
13 12 (2.32%) WebEx
14 10 (1.93%) Network Security
15 7 (1.35%) AMQP
16 6 (1.16%) VLAN
17 5 (0.97%) Wi-Fi
17 5 (0.97%) LDAP
18 4 (0.77%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (20.46%) SQL Server
2 33 (6.37%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (4.44%) SQL Server 2012
4 21 (4.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 17 (3.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 11 (2.12%) Crystal Reports
7 9 (1.74%) Oracle Database
8 8 (1.54%) NoSQL
9 7 (1.35%) SQL Server 2005
10 6 (1.16%) MySQL
10 6 (1.16%) BusinessObjects
11 5 (0.97%) Oracle Database 10g
11 5 (0.97%) Oracle Reports
11 5 (0.97%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 4 (0.77%) Relational Database
12 4 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (0.58%) SQL Server 2000
13 3 (0.58%) QlikView
13 3 (0.58%) Apache Cassandra
14 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (1.54%) JIRA
1 8 (1.54%) Visual Studio
2 5 (0.97%) HP UFT
3 4 (0.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.39%) JConsole
5 2 (0.39%) Subversion
5 2 (0.39%) Maven
5 2 (0.39%) Ant
6 1 (0.19%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.19%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.19%) Jenkins
General
1 91 (17.57%) Finance
2 42 (8.11%) Banking
3 30 (5.79%) Telecoms
4 24 (4.63%) Front Office
5 23 (4.44%) Retail
6 16 (3.09%) German Language
7 12 (2.32%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.54%) French Language
9 7 (1.35%) Spanish Language
10 6 (1.16%) Marketing
10 6 (1.16%) Law
10 6 (1.16%) Legal
11 5 (0.97%) Back Office
11 5 (0.97%) Electronics
11 5 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.58%) Publishing
13 2 (0.39%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.39%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.39%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.39%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (8.30%) .NET
2 38 (7.34%) XML
3 21 (4.05%) FIX Protocol
4 17 (3.28%) XSL
5 16 (3.09%) Middleware
6 14 (2.70%) HTML
6 14 (2.70%) XSLT
7 13 (2.51%) ASP.NET
8 10 (1.93%) Web Services
9 9 (1.74%) CSS
9 9 (1.74%) Software Packaging
10 8 (1.54%) ZeroMQ
10 8 (1.54%) JSP
10 8 (1.54%) JMS
11 7 (1.35%) Application Packaging
11 7 (1.35%) SAP Basis
11 7 (1.35%) Spring
11 7 (1.35%) REST
12 5 (0.97%) Hibernate
12 5 (0.97%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 32 (6.18%) Blackberry
2 31 (5.98%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (5.98%) Computer Science
3 17 (3.28%) Client/Server
4 11 (2.12%) Data Centre
4 11 (2.12%) Enterprise Software
4 11 (2.12%) Video Conferencing
5 10 (1.93%) Equities
5 10 (1.93%) Management Information System
6 9 (1.74%) Hedge funds
7 7 (1.35%) Fixed Income
7 7 (1.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 7 (1.35%) Derivative
7 7 (1.35%) Mobile Computing
8 6 (1.16%) EMC VNX
8 6 (1.16%) iPhone
9 5 (0.97%) Replication
9 5 (0.97%) iPad
9 5 (0.97%) Smartphone
10 4 (0.77%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 284 (54.83%) Windows
2 77 (14.86%) Linux
3 76 (14.67%) Windows 7
4 59 (11.39%) UNIX
5 52 (10.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 52 (10.04%) Apple iOS
6 48 (9.27%) Windows 8
7 39 (7.53%) Windows Server 2003
8 32 (6.18%) Android
8 32 (6.18%) Windows Server 2012
9 24 (4.63%) Mac OS X
10 23 (4.44%) Windows XP
11 17 (3.28%) Solaris
12 13 (2.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 13 (2.51%) Windows 2000
13 7 (1.35%) AIX
13 7 (1.35%) Windows 2000 Server
13 7 (1.35%) CentOS
14 5 (0.97%) HPUX
15 4 (0.77%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (17.95%) ITIL
2 27 (5.21%) Asset Management
3 26 (5.02%) Change Management
3 26 (5.02%) Root Cause Analysis
4 22 (4.25%) ERP
5 21 (4.05%) CRM
6 19 (3.67%) Business Intelligence
7 18 (3.47%) Mentoring
7 18 (3.47%) Service Delivery
7 18 (3.47%) Time Management
8 17 (3.28%) Service Management
9 15 (2.90%) Process Management
10 14 (2.70%) Migration
10 14 (2.70%) Project Management
11 13 (2.51%) Problem Management
12 12 (2.32%) Workflow
12 12 (2.32%) Patch Management
13 11 (2.12%) OO
13 11 (2.12%) Electronic Trading
13 11 (2.12%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 166 (32.05%) SQL
2 63 (12.16%) Java
3 29 (5.60%) C#
4 21 (4.05%) Perl
5 18 (3.47%) Python
6 16 (3.09%) PL/SQL
7 14 (2.70%) JavaScript
8 13 (2.51%) T-SQL
9 11 (2.12%) C++
10 10 (1.93%) Shell Script
11 9 (1.74%) VBA
12 8 (1.54%) PHP
13 7 (1.35%) C
13 7 (1.35%) VB
14 6 (1.16%) Bash Shell
15 5 (0.97%) PowerShell
16 4 (0.77%) Groovy
17 3 (0.58%) AWK
17 3 (0.58%) ActionScript
17 3 (0.58%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 44 (8.49%) Degree
2 36 (6.95%) A+ Certification
3 34 (6.56%) Network+ Certification
4 33 (6.37%) Microsoft Certification
5 21 (4.05%) MCSE
5 21 (4.05%) Security Cleared
6 14 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (2.51%) ITIL Certification
8 12 (2.32%) MCSA
8 12 (2.32%) CCNA
9 11 (2.12%) SC Cleared
10 9 (1.74%) MCP
11 7 (1.35%) CCSA
11 7 (1.35%) Check Point Certification
11 7 (1.35%) CCSE
12 6 (1.16%) CCNP
13 5 (0.97%) DV Cleared
14 4 (0.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 4 (0.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 2 (0.39%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (9.07%) SLA
2 7 (1.35%) QA
3 5 (0.97%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.58%) HL7
4 3 (0.58%) COBIT
5 1 (0.19%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.19%) Data Quality
System Software
1 98 (18.92%) Active Directory
2 64 (12.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (3.67%) Hyper-V
3 19 (3.67%) vSphere
3 19 (3.67%) VMware ESXi
4 16 (3.09%) XenApp
5 10 (1.93%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 10 (1.93%) NFS
5 10 (1.93%) Samba
6 9 (1.74%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 9 (1.74%) BitLocker
7 8 (1.54%) VMware ESX
8 5 (0.97%) Oracle RAC
9 4 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.58%) Terminal Server
10 3 (0.58%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.58%) VirtualBox
11 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.19%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 17 (3.28%) SCCM
2 11 (2.12%) Tivoli
2 11 (2.12%) SCOM
3 10 (1.93%) Nagios
3 10 (1.93%) Backup Exec
4 9 (1.74%) ITRS Geneos
5 5 (0.97%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (0.97%) Casper Suite
6 4 (0.77%) WMI
7 3 (0.58%) NetBackup
7 3 (0.58%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.39%) Cisco UCCX
8 2 (0.39%) Puppet
8 2 (0.39%) Hyperic
8 2 (0.39%) CA Spectrum
8 2 (0.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (0.39%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 2 (0.39%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.39%) WSUS
8 2 (0.39%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 160 (30.89%) Microsoft
2 101 (19.50%) VMware
3 55 (10.62%) Apple
4 53 (10.23%) Oracle
5 32 (6.18%) Cisco
6 28 (5.41%) Citrix
7 25 (4.83%) HP
8 22 (4.25%) IBM
9 19 (3.67%) EMC
10 17 (3.28%) Red Hat
10 17 (3.28%) Sophos
10 17 (3.28%) Symantec
11 16 (3.09%) Veritas
12 15 (2.90%) SAP
13 13 (2.51%) Google
13 13 (2.51%) Remedy
14 12 (2.32%) Sun
15 11 (2.12%) BMC
16 9 (1.74%) NetApp
17 8 (1.54%) Avaya
London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £18000 - £26000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Premier IT
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £33000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
East Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £18000 - £26000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds
Health & Social Care Information Centre
Salary: £45,707 - £56,504
Posted: 4 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £32000.00 - £38000.00 per annum + Bens + Bonus + Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £37500 - £55000 per annum + package
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Hudson IT
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
West Sussex
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £45000 Per Annum Excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Hudson IT
Salary: £75000 - £90000 per annum + Dependent on Experience
Posted: 5 days ago
Worksop, Nottinghamshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
@ITS
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Search Consultancy
Posted: 6 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
KPRS
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum £40k - £45k + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire
Allied Worldwide
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £18000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Abingdon
Sophos
Salary: £36,000
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London, London, South East
Alexander Proudfoot
Salary: £23K to £28K, depending on experience
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Austin Fraser Limited
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Reading
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago