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 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Specialist
Rank 560 537 564
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +27
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 308 344 301
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.31% 0.35% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.37% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 281 228 251
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £38,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,475 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £40,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
-13.58% +9.45%
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
92746 92860 91869
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.83% 94.46% 94.86%
Number of salaries quoted 77029 75604 78139
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 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 5 March 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 5 March 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 +39 124 £40,000 -20.00% 20
South East -102 61 £42,500 +11.11% 6
East of England +20 32 £39,000 -13.33% 5
North West +14 27 £33,000 -34.00% 3
Yorkshire -2 23 £20,000 -28.57% 4
South West -16 18 £33,000 -20.00% 4
East Midlands +31 13 £32,500 -19.75% 3
North East - 6 £32,125 -
West Midlands -34 4 £29,250 -41.50% 2
Support Specialist
UK

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 March 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.

1 330 (47.69%) Windows
2 198 (28.61%) SQL
3 185 (26.73%) ITIL
4 181 (26.16%) Microsoft
5 169 (24.42%) Finance
6 125 (18.06%) VMware
7 109 (15.75%) UNIX
8 106 (15.32%) Oracle
9 105 (15.17%) Citrix
10 100 (14.45%) SQL Server
11 99 (14.31%) Active Directory
12 97 (14.02%) MS Excel
13 87 (12.57%) Linux
14 82 (11.85%) MS Office
15 79 (11.42%) Cisco
16 72 (10.40%) VPN
16 72 (10.40%) Java
16 72 (10.40%) VMware Infrastructure
17 70 (10.12%) Windows 7
18 68 (9.83%) TCP/IP
19 67 (9.68%) DNS
20 65 (9.39%) Windows Server 2008
21 59 (8.53%) Degree
22 58 (8.38%) Banking
22 58 (8.38%) Apple
23 57 (8.24%) WebSphere
24 53 (7.66%) Service Delivery
25 52 (7.51%) Microsoft Certification
25 52 (7.51%) Apple iOS
26 51 (7.37%) IBM

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 57 (8.24%) WebSphere
2 49 (7.08%) MS Exchange
3 41 (5.92%) WebSphere Application Server
4 38 (5.49%) IBM Notes
5 33 (4.77%) SharePoint
6 25 (3.61%) WebSphere Portal
6 25 (3.61%) IIS
7 24 (3.47%) Lotus Domino
7 24 (3.47%) Quickr
8 22 (3.18%) WebLogic
9 20 (2.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 19 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2010
11 18 (2.60%) Tomcat
12 12 (1.73%) Lync
13 11 (1.59%) OpenEdge
14 10 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2007
14 10 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2003
15 8 (1.16%) Confluence
15 8 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
16 6 (0.87%) CMS
Applications
1 97 (14.02%) MS Excel
2 82 (11.85%) MS Office
3 2 (0.29%) Mathematica
3 2 (0.29%) Stata
3 2 (0.29%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.14%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 21 (3.03%) Agresso
2 16 (2.31%) Siebel Analytics
3 7 (1.01%) SAP PP
3 7 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.43%) PeopleSoft HRMS
4 3 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.43%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.14%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.14%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (0.14%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.14%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.14%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.14%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (2.31%) SaaS
2 5 (0.72%) Office 365
3 3 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.43%) Google Apps
4 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.14%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 72 (10.40%) VPN
2 68 (9.83%) TCP/IP
3 67 (9.68%) DNS
4 50 (7.23%) Firewall
5 44 (6.36%) DHCP
6 43 (6.21%) SAN
7 41 (5.92%) LAN
8 34 (4.91%) WAN
9 24 (3.47%) Internet
9 24 (3.47%) VoIP
10 19 (2.75%) PBX
11 17 (2.46%) VLAN
12 16 (2.31%) FTP
12 16 (2.31%) Wi-Fi
13 13 (1.88%) AMQP
14 11 (1.59%) Wireless
15 10 (1.45%) NAS
16 9 (1.30%) LDAP
17 8 (1.16%) Unified Communications
17 8 (1.16%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (14.45%) SQL Server
2 41 (5.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 24 (3.47%) Oracle Database
4 17 (2.46%) Oracle Database 10g
4 17 (2.46%) SQL Server 2005
5 12 (1.73%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (1.30%) SQL Server 2000
7 7 (1.01%) MySQL
7 7 (1.01%) Relational Database
8 6 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (0.87%) DB2
9 5 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (0.58%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 4 (0.58%) QlikView
10 4 (0.58%) Crystal Reports
10 4 (0.58%) RDBMS
10 4 (0.58%) MS Access
11 3 (0.43%) Oracle Discoverer
12 2 (0.29%) Big Data
12 2 (0.29%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 11 (1.59%) Visual Studio
2 8 (1.16%) JIRA
3 4 (0.58%) Subversion
4 2 (0.29%) SoapUI
4 2 (0.29%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.29%) LabVIEW
4 2 (0.29%) Introscope
5 1 (0.14%) PeopleTools
5 1 (0.14%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.14%) Xcode
5 1 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.14%) WinDbg
General
1 169 (24.42%) Finance
2 58 (8.38%) Banking
3 35 (5.06%) Telecoms
4 25 (3.61%) Front Office
5 20 (2.89%) Retail
6 18 (2.60%) Marketing
7 9 (1.30%) Back Office
8 7 (1.01%) Law
8 7 (1.01%) Investment Banking
9 6 (0.87%) Advertising
9 6 (0.87%) Publishing
10 4 (0.58%) Multimedia
10 4 (0.58%) Legal
11 3 (0.43%) Automotive
11 3 (0.43%) French Language
12 2 (0.29%) German Language
12 2 (0.29%) Korean Language
12 2 (0.29%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.29%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.14%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (6.50%) XML
2 29 (4.19%) XSLT
2 29 (4.19%) .NET
3 24 (3.47%) Middleware
3 24 (3.47%) JMS
4 23 (3.32%) XSL
5 20 (2.89%) Web Services
6 17 (2.46%) HTML
6 17 (2.46%) ASP.NET
7 15 (2.17%) Software Packaging
8 13 (1.88%) REST
9 12 (1.73%) JSP
10 11 (1.59%) WebSphere MQ
10 11 (1.59%) Spring
11 10 (1.45%) FIX Protocol
12 9 (1.30%) Struts
12 9 (1.30%) J2EE
12 9 (1.30%) Hibernate
12 9 (1.30%) JSF
12 9 (1.30%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 48 (6.94%) Blackberry
2 35 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (4.34%) Client/Server
4 28 (4.05%) Video Conferencing
5 21 (3.03%) Computer Science
6 19 (2.75%) Management Information System
6 19 (2.75%) Clustering
7 17 (2.46%) HACMP
8 13 (1.88%) EPoS
9 12 (1.73%) iPhone
10 11 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
11 10 (1.45%) SWIFT
12 9 (1.30%) Replication
12 9 (1.30%) Fixed Income
13 8 (1.16%) iPad
13 8 (1.16%) Derivative
14 7 (1.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 7 (1.01%) Mobile App
15 6 (0.87%) Learning Management System
15 6 (0.87%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 330 (47.69%) Windows
2 109 (15.75%) UNIX
3 87 (12.57%) Linux
4 70 (10.12%) Windows 7
5 65 (9.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 52 (7.51%) Apple iOS
7 43 (6.21%) Windows Server 2003
8 28 (4.05%) Windows Server 2012
9 24 (3.47%) AIX
10 23 (3.32%) Android
11 22 (3.18%) Solaris
12 20 (2.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 20 (2.89%) Windows XP
13 18 (2.60%) Windows 8
14 16 (2.31%) Mac OS X
15 8 (1.16%) CentOS
15 8 (1.16%) Mac OS
16 6 (0.87%) HPUX
17 5 (0.72%) Windows Vista
18 4 (0.58%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (26.73%) ITIL
2 53 (7.66%) Service Delivery
3 43 (6.21%) Change Management
4 35 (5.06%) Problem Management
5 33 (4.77%) Project Management
6 29 (4.19%) Migration
7 28 (4.05%) Asset Management
8 26 (3.76%) Service Management
8 26 (3.76%) ERP
9 25 (3.61%) Time Management
10 21 (3.03%) Incident Management
11 19 (2.75%) Disaster Recovery
11 19 (2.75%) Analytics
12 17 (2.46%) CRM
13 16 (2.31%) Mentoring
14 15 (2.17%) Logistics
14 15 (2.17%) Campaign Management
15 13 (1.88%) User Acceptance Testing
15 13 (1.88%) Continuous Improvement
15 13 (1.88%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 198 (28.61%) SQL
2 72 (10.40%) Java
3 29 (4.19%) Perl
3 29 (4.19%) PL/SQL
4 22 (3.18%) C#
5 16 (2.31%) Shell Script
6 13 (1.88%) JavaScript
7 12 (1.73%) Bash Shell
7 12 (1.73%) PowerShell
7 12 (1.73%) VBScript
8 10 (1.45%) Korn
8 10 (1.45%) Python
9 8 (1.16%) T-SQL
10 7 (1.01%) VBA
10 7 (1.01%) C
10 7 (1.01%) C++
11 6 (0.87%) XPath
11 6 (0.87%) Jython
11 6 (0.87%) VB
12 4 (0.58%) PHP
Qualifications
1 59 (8.53%) Degree
2 52 (7.51%) Microsoft Certification
3 47 (6.79%) MCSE
4 25 (3.61%) Cisco Certification
5 21 (3.03%) MCSA
5 21 (3.03%) Security Cleared
6 19 (2.75%) SC Cleared
6 19 (2.75%) VCP4
7 15 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
8 13 (1.88%) CCNP
8 13 (1.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 12 (1.73%) CCNA
10 10 (1.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 10 (1.45%) MCP
11 9 (1.30%) A+ Certification
12 7 (1.01%) IBM Certification
12 7 (1.01%) VCP5
13 6 (0.87%) CCVP
14 5 (0.72%) CCA
14 5 (0.72%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (6.79%) SLA
2 9 (1.30%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.29%) QA
4 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 99 (14.31%) Active Directory
2 72 (10.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (4.62%) XenApp
4 26 (3.76%) Hyper-V
5 17 (2.46%) vSphere
6 15 (2.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 12 (1.73%) XenServer
8 10 (1.45%) VMware ESX
8 10 (1.45%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 9 (1.30%) Oracle RAC
9 9 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (0.72%) ISA Server
11 4 (0.58%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.58%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 4 (0.58%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 4 (0.58%) VMware Workstation
11 4 (0.58%) NFS
11 4 (0.58%) Firmware
12 2 (0.29%) KVM
13 1 (0.14%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 26 (3.76%) Backup Exec
2 23 (3.32%) SCCM
3 22 (3.18%) Norton AntiVirus
4 18 (2.60%) Nagios
5 13 (1.88%) Tivoli
6 10 (1.45%) SCOM
7 8 (1.16%) Cisco CUCM
7 8 (1.16%) Tivoli Configuration Manager
7 8 (1.16%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 8 (1.16%) Tivoli NetView
8 6 (0.87%) Puppet
9 5 (0.72%) CA Single Sign-On
10 4 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (0.58%) Sysprep
10 4 (0.58%) WMI
10 4 (0.58%) WSUS
11 3 (0.43%) Control-M
11 3 (0.43%) ITRS Geneos
12 2 (0.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 2 (0.29%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 181 (26.16%) Microsoft
2 125 (18.06%) VMware
3 106 (15.32%) Oracle
4 105 (15.17%) Citrix
5 79 (11.42%) Cisco
6 58 (8.38%) Apple
7 51 (7.37%) IBM
8 45 (6.50%) Lotus
9 44 (6.36%) HP
10 39 (5.64%) Symantec
11 29 (4.19%) NetApp
12 27 (3.90%) Sophos
13 26 (3.76%) Remedy
14 23 (3.32%) EMC
15 22 (3.18%) Sun
16 19 (2.75%) Red Hat
17 18 (2.60%) Avaya
18 17 (2.46%) SAP
19 16 (2.31%) Siebel
19 16 (2.31%) CheckPoint
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
JM
Salary: £45000 - £58000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
JM
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Empiric Solutions
Salary: Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
JM
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benfits
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Empiric Solutions
Salary: Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Computer People
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Staines
Capita - ITPS
Salary: £42000 - £45000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago