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

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Specialist
Rank 560 562 540
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 333 304 370
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.30% 0.30% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.32% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 295 246 299
Average salary £35,000 £38,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.89% -10.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £21,200 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,600 £54,200 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +4.16%
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
103240 95834 105354
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.38% 94.23% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 84283 80255 90787
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 August 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 August 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 +5 113 £35,000 -6.66% 6
London -9 103 £35,500 -11.25% 9
East of England +20 42 £39,000 -4.87% 2
Yorkshire -13 29 £35,000 +47.36%
South West -7 20 £22,750 -27.77% 1
West Midlands -25 15 £30,000 -23.56% 4
North West -50 7 £28,500 -9.52% 1
North East - 3 £26,000 - 2
East Midlands -14 2 £36,250 +3.57% 1
Support Specialist
UK

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 297 (48.93%) Windows
2 203 (33.44%) SQL
3 158 (26.03%) SQL Server
4 155 (25.54%) Microsoft
5 149 (24.55%) Oracle
6 138 (22.73%) Finance
7 128 (21.09%) Linux
8 119 (19.60%) ITIL
9 101 (16.64%) VMware
10 95 (15.65%) MS Excel
11 89 (14.66%) UNIX
11 89 (14.66%) Windows Server 2008
12 85 (14.00%) Active Directory
13 78 (12.85%) MS Office
14 73 (12.03%) Citrix
14 73 (12.03%) Degree
15 71 (11.70%) VMware Infrastructure
16 62 (10.21%) Firewall
16 62 (10.21%) Java
17 61 (10.05%) Oracle Database
18 59 (9.72%) IIS
19 55 (9.06%) Windows 7
20 54 (8.90%) Cisco
20 54 (8.90%) Windows Server 2003
21 52 (8.57%) SAN
22 49 (8.07%) DNS
23 47 (7.74%) TCP/IP
23 47 (7.74%) Microsoft Certification
24 46 (7.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
25 44 (7.25%) Red Hat

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 59 (9.72%) IIS
2 41 (6.75%) SharePoint
3 40 (6.59%) WebSphere
3 40 (6.59%) MS Exchange
4 29 (4.78%) IBM Notes
5 26 (4.28%) Tomcat
6 20 (3.29%) BizTalk Server
7 19 (3.13%) WebLogic
8 18 (2.97%) Apache
9 16 (2.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 15 (2.47%) WebSphere Application Server
11 14 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2010
12 13 (2.14%) Lync
12 13 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2007
13 9 (1.48%) SharePoint 2010
14 8 (1.32%) WebSphere Process Server
15 7 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2003
16 6 (0.99%) CMS
17 5 (0.82%) SharePoint Server
17 5 (0.82%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 95 (15.65%) MS Excel
2 78 (12.85%) MS Office
3 5 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (0.82%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.33%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.16%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 11 (1.81%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (1.15%) Academy Housing
2 7 (1.15%) arcHouse
3 6 (0.99%) SunGard AvantGard
4 5 (0.82%) SAP ERP
4 5 (0.82%) Dynamics GP
5 4 (0.66%) SAP SRM
6 3 (0.49%) Magento
6 3 (0.49%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.49%) Oracle CRM
6 3 (0.49%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.49%) PeopleSoft HRMS
7 2 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.16%) Infor M3
8 1 (0.16%) Hyperion Planning
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle Assets
8 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.16%) HFM
8 1 (0.16%) Movex
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.81%) SaaS
2 5 (0.82%) Google Apps
2 5 (0.82%) Office 365
3 4 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.33%) Taleo
4 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.16%) IaaS
5 1 (0.16%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 62 (10.21%) Firewall
2 52 (8.57%) SAN
3 49 (8.07%) DNS
4 47 (7.74%) TCP/IP
5 32 (5.27%) DHCP
6 25 (4.12%) LAN
7 24 (3.95%) WAN
8 21 (3.46%) Internet
9 20 (3.29%) VPN
10 17 (2.80%) LDAP
11 15 (2.47%) VoIP
12 12 (1.98%) NAS
13 10 (1.65%) HTTP
13 10 (1.65%) Network Security
13 10 (1.65%) Fibre Channel
14 9 (1.48%) Wireless
15 8 (1.32%) SSL
15 8 (1.32%) iSCSI
16 7 (1.15%) ATM
17 5 (0.82%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 158 (26.03%) SQL Server
2 61 (10.05%) Oracle Database
3 32 (5.27%) SQL Server 2000
4 31 (5.11%) MySQL
5 26 (4.28%) Oracle Database 10g
6 18 (2.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 18 (2.97%) Relational Database
7 17 (2.80%) SQL Server 2008
7 17 (2.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 16 (2.64%) Crystal Reports
9 14 (2.31%) Data Warehouse
9 14 (2.31%) DB2
10 9 (1.48%) SQL Server 2005
11 8 (1.32%) RDBMS
11 8 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 7 (1.15%) DTS
13 5 (0.82%) MaxDB
13 5 (0.82%) Oracle Database 11g
13 5 (0.82%) SAP BI
14 4 (0.66%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 4 (0.66%) PeopleTools
2 3 (0.49%) VisualVM
2 3 (0.49%) MSI
3 2 (0.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.16%) Maven
4 1 (0.16%) Visual Studio
General
1 138 (22.73%) Finance
2 41 (6.75%) Banking
3 21 (3.46%) Telecoms
4 18 (2.97%) Legal
5 17 (2.80%) Marketing
6 8 (1.32%) French Language
7 7 (1.15%) Multimedia
7 7 (1.15%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.15%) Law
7 7 (1.15%) Front Office
8 6 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
8 6 (0.99%) Publishing
9 5 (0.82%) German Language
9 5 (0.82%) Retail
10 4 (0.66%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.49%) Back Office
12 2 (0.33%) Electronics
12 2 (0.33%) Japanese Language
12 2 (0.33%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.16%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (6.92%) .NET
2 38 (6.26%) XML
3 26 (4.28%) Middleware
3 26 (4.28%) HTML
4 22 (3.62%) LAMP
5 15 (2.47%) WebSphere MQ
6 13 (2.14%) SOAP
6 13 (2.14%) Web Services
7 9 (1.48%) J2EE
8 6 (0.99%) JSP
8 6 (0.99%) WF
9 5 (0.82%) REST
9 5 (0.82%) SAP Basis
9 5 (0.82%) COM
9 5 (0.82%) CSS
10 4 (0.66%) ASP.NET
10 4 (0.66%) SAP XI
10 4 (0.66%) SAP PI
11 3 (0.49%) COM+
11 3 (0.49%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 30 (4.94%) Computer Science
2 23 (3.79%) Replication
3 18 (2.97%) Open Source
4 16 (2.64%) Management Information System
4 16 (2.64%) Enterprise Software
5 13 (2.14%) Clustering
6 11 (1.81%) Mobile App
7 10 (1.65%) Blackberry
8 8 (1.32%) SWIFT
8 8 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
9 7 (1.15%) Mathematics
9 7 (1.15%) IVR
9 7 (1.15%) NHS
10 6 (0.99%) HACMP
10 6 (0.99%) EFT
10 6 (0.99%) Data Integration
11 5 (0.82%) Kindle
11 5 (0.82%) Fat Client
11 5 (0.82%) Thin Client
12 4 (0.66%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 297 (48.93%) Windows
2 128 (21.09%) Linux
3 89 (14.66%) UNIX
3 89 (14.66%) Windows Server 2008
4 55 (9.06%) Windows 7
5 54 (8.90%) Windows Server 2003
6 46 (7.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 39 (6.43%) Solaris
8 31 (5.11%) Windows 8
9 29 (4.78%) Windows XP
10 24 (3.95%) AIX
11 22 (3.62%) Windows Server 2012
12 12 (1.98%) Mac OS X
13 8 (1.32%) HPUX
13 8 (1.32%) Apple iOS
14 5 (0.82%) CentOS
15 4 (0.66%) Oracle Linux
16 3 (0.49%) Mac OS
16 3 (0.49%) SUSE
16 3 (0.49%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (19.60%) ITIL
2 34 (5.60%) Project Management
3 33 (5.44%) ERP
4 28 (4.61%) Problem Management
5 27 (4.45%) Change Management
6 25 (4.12%) Disaster Recovery
6 25 (4.12%) Asset Management
7 21 (3.46%) Service Delivery
8 20 (3.29%) Time Management
8 20 (3.29%) CRM
9 19 (3.13%) Service Management
9 19 (3.13%) Migration
10 18 (2.97%) Document Management
10 18 (2.97%) Systems Analysis
10 18 (2.97%) Incident Management
11 16 (2.64%) Configuration Management
12 15 (2.47%) Root Cause Analysis
13 14 (2.31%) Business Intelligence
14 13 (2.14%) Change Control
14 13 (2.14%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 203 (33.44%) SQL
2 62 (10.21%) Java
3 33 (5.44%) Perl
4 30 (4.94%) JavaScript
5 25 (4.12%) PowerShell
6 23 (3.79%) Python
7 19 (3.13%) T-SQL
7 19 (3.13%) Shell Script
8 13 (2.14%) PL/SQL
8 13 (2.14%) C#
9 12 (1.98%) VBScript
10 11 (1.81%) Bash Shell
10 11 (1.81%) C
10 11 (1.81%) PHP
11 10 (1.65%) VB
11 10 (1.65%) ActionScript
11 10 (1.65%) VBA
12 9 (1.48%) ABAP
13 6 (0.99%) C++
14 5 (0.82%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 73 (12.03%) Degree
2 47 (7.74%) Microsoft Certification
3 24 (3.95%) MCSE
4 20 (3.29%) Security Cleared
5 17 (2.80%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (2.80%) CCSE
6 16 (2.64%) CCSA
7 13 (2.14%) CCNA
8 11 (1.81%) AAT
9 10 (1.65%) MCP
10 9 (1.48%) HND
11 8 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (0.99%) CCNP
12 6 (0.99%) A+ Certification
12 6 (0.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 6 (0.99%) SC Cleared
13 5 (0.82%) ACCA
13 5 (0.82%) HNC
14 4 (0.66%) MCT
14 4 (0.66%) ECDL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (5.44%) SLA
2 14 (2.31%) QA
3 8 (1.32%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.82%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.66%) HL7
6 2 (0.33%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.16%) COBIT
7 1 (0.16%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.16%) GAMP
7 1 (0.16%) GMP
System Software
1 85 (14.00%) Active Directory
2 71 (11.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (5.93%) Hyper-V
4 31 (5.11%) XenServer
5 19 (3.13%) XenDesktop
6 15 (2.47%) vSphere
7 14 (2.31%) VMware ESX
8 13 (2.14%) XenApp
8 13 (2.14%) VMware ESXi
9 12 (1.98%) NFS
10 9 (1.48%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 8 (1.32%) Samba
11 8 (1.32%) Xen
11 8 (1.32%) GPFS
12 5 (0.82%) Microsoft App-V
13 4 (0.66%) UAG
14 3 (0.49%) Terminal Server
15 2 (0.33%) VMware Workstation
15 2 (0.33%) vCloud
16 1 (0.16%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 23 (3.79%) SCCM
2 21 (3.46%) Tivoli
3 20 (3.29%) Backup Exec
4 15 (2.47%) Norton AntiVirus
5 14 (2.31%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 9 (1.48%) Control-M
7 8 (1.32%) Bcfg2
8 6 (0.99%) Tivoli NetView
8 6 (0.99%) Tivoli Configuration Manager
8 6 (0.99%) WSUS
9 5 (0.82%) SCOM
10 4 (0.66%) Nagios
10 4 (0.66%) NetBackup
11 3 (0.49%) Opsview
11 3 (0.49%) Foglight
12 2 (0.33%) WMI
12 2 (0.33%) SCOrch
12 2 (0.33%) Sysprep
13 1 (0.16%) Cisco CUCM
13 1 (0.16%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 155 (25.54%) Microsoft
2 149 (24.55%) Oracle
3 101 (16.64%) VMware
4 73 (12.03%) Citrix
5 54 (8.90%) Cisco
6 44 (7.25%) Red Hat
7 43 (7.08%) SAP
8 38 (6.26%) IBM
9 32 (5.27%) CheckPoint
10 31 (5.11%) Lotus
11 30 (4.94%) HP
12 22 (3.62%) Juniper
13 18 (2.97%) NetApp
14 17 (2.80%) Kaspersky
14 17 (2.80%) Symantec
14 17 (2.80%) WatchGuard
15 16 (2.64%) Sun
16 13 (2.14%) Sophos
17 11 (1.81%) Sybase
18 10 (1.65%) RightFax
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum Bonus, Corporate Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Croydon, Surrey
@ITS
Salary: From £28,000 to £33,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Healthcare-at-Home.co.uk
Salary: Competitive, Grade 7
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £32000 - £42000 per annum + Gym, pension, parking, healthcare
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £22,000 to £22,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Hitchin
Quantica Technology - London
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + 5500 Car Allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
Quantica Technology - London
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + 5500 Car Allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 4 days ago
London City office (EC4)
Alexander Proudfoot
Salary: £26,000 - £28,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London
University of Westminster
Salary: £33,148 p.a. (incl. L.W.A.)
Posted: 4 days ago
Exmouth, Devon
Experis Ltd
Salary: £18000.00 - £25500.00 per annum + bonus+ benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits package
Posted: 7 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 8 days ago
Leicester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Wokingham
The People Network
Salary: £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 17 days ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Eurotime Solutions
Salary: depending on experience
Posted: 18 days ago