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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Specialist
Rank 619 601 571
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -30
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 265 312 297
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.26% 0.29% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.30% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 199 273 236
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £38,522
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -9.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,600 £24,500 £24,400
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £53,600
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -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
96460 103322 95939
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.34% 94.48% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 80662 85110 80222
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 £26,500 £26,375
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 31 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 31 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 +21 107 £38,500 -3.75% 7
South East -40 51 £40,000 +14.28% 4
West Midlands +9 27 £39,500 +12.85%
East of England -13 24 £37,500 -3.84% 1
Yorkshire +1 23 £30,000 -20.00%
North West +6 17 £33,000 -18.01%
East Midlands +9 10 £35,000 +21.73% 2
South West -21 5 £40,000 +75.82%
North East -13 1 £32,000 +20.75% 1
Support Specialist
UK

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 330 (55.84%) Windows
2 195 (32.99%) Microsoft
3 186 (31.47%) SQL
4 120 (20.30%) ITIL
5 116 (19.63%) Finance
5 116 (19.63%) VMware
6 112 (18.95%) Active Directory
7 108 (18.27%) SQL Server
8 100 (16.92%) MS Excel
9 99 (16.75%) Windows 7
10 85 (14.38%) MS Office
11 84 (14.21%) Linux
12 81 (13.71%) UNIX
13 76 (12.86%) VPN
14 75 (12.69%) Java
15 70 (11.84%) VMware Infrastructure
15 70 (11.84%) Apple
16 67 (11.34%) Apple iOS
17 64 (10.83%) Windows Server 2008
17 64 (10.83%) Oracle
18 55 (9.31%) DNS
19 54 (9.14%) TCP/IP
20 52 (8.80%) LAN
20 52 (8.80%) Degree
21 51 (8.63%) Blackberry
22 49 (8.29%) WAN
23 48 (8.12%) Citrix
23 48 (8.12%) Windows Server 2003
23 48 (8.12%) Windows 8
24 45 (7.61%) MS Exchange

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 45 (7.61%) MS Exchange
2 38 (6.43%) SharePoint
3 35 (5.92%) IIS
4 24 (4.06%) Exchange Server 2010
5 21 (3.55%) WebLogic
6 19 (3.21%) WebSphere
7 18 (3.05%) IBM Notes
7 18 (3.05%) Tomcat
8 17 (2.88%) Lync
9 15 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2013
10 13 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2007
10 13 (2.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 10 (1.69%) BizTalk Server
12 8 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
12 8 (1.35%) Confluence
13 7 (1.18%) WebSphere Process Server
13 7 (1.18%) Documentum
14 6 (1.02%) Apache
14 6 (1.02%) JBoss
15 5 (0.85%) Drupal
Applications
1 100 (16.92%) MS Excel
2 85 (14.38%) MS Office
3 8 (1.35%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.51%) InDesign
5 2 (0.34%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.34%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.17%) InCopy
Business Applications
1 11 (1.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.02%) Agresso
3 5 (0.85%) Infor M3
4 3 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.51%) Movex
5 2 (0.34%) SAP SRM
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.17%) Hyperion Enterprise
6 1 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.17%) ResourceLink
6 1 (0.17%) Endur
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 20 (3.38%) Office 365
2 11 (1.86%) Cloud Computing
3 10 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (1.35%) Google Apps
6 7 (1.18%) SaaS
7 1 (0.17%) IaaS
7 1 (0.17%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 76 (12.86%) VPN
2 55 (9.31%) DNS
3 54 (9.14%) TCP/IP
4 52 (8.80%) LAN
5 49 (8.29%) WAN
6 44 (7.45%) Firewall
7 40 (6.77%) DHCP
8 35 (5.92%) SAN
9 28 (4.74%) Internet
10 27 (4.57%) VoIP
11 24 (4.06%) Broadband
12 19 (3.21%) VLAN
13 18 (3.05%) Wi-Fi
14 15 (2.54%) Wireless
15 12 (2.03%) Fibre Channel
16 10 (1.69%) WebEx
17 9 (1.52%) PBX
18 8 (1.35%) AMQP
19 7 (1.18%) FTP
19 7 (1.18%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (18.27%) SQL Server
2 34 (5.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (3.89%) SQL Server 2012
4 19 (3.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 16 (2.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (1.52%) SQL Server 2005
6 9 (1.52%) Crystal Reports
6 9 (1.52%) Oracle Database
7 8 (1.35%) NoSQL
7 8 (1.35%) MySQL
8 6 (1.02%) Oracle Database 10g
9 5 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (0.85%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 5 (0.85%) Relational Database
10 4 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (0.68%) SQL Server 2000
11 3 (0.51%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (0.51%) QlikView
12 2 (0.34%) SAP BI
12 2 (0.34%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 9 (1.52%) Visual Studio
1 9 (1.52%) JIRA
2 5 (0.85%) HP UFT
3 4 (0.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.34%) Subversion
5 2 (0.34%) Maven
5 2 (0.34%) Ant
5 2 (0.34%) JConsole
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.17%) WinDbg
6 1 (0.17%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.17%) TeamCity
General
1 116 (19.63%) Finance
2 44 (7.45%) Banking
3 38 (6.43%) Retail
4 31 (5.25%) Telecoms
5 26 (4.40%) Front Office
6 16 (2.71%) German Language
7 11 (1.86%) Manufacturing
8 10 (1.69%) French Language
9 8 (1.35%) Spanish Language
9 8 (1.35%) Law
9 8 (1.35%) Legal
10 5 (0.85%) Back Office
10 5 (0.85%) Electronics
10 5 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (0.85%) Automotive
11 4 (0.68%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.68%) Marketing
12 3 (0.51%) Publishing
13 2 (0.34%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.34%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (7.61%) XML
2 44 (7.45%) .NET
3 23 (3.89%) FIX Protocol
4 19 (3.21%) HTML
4 19 (3.21%) XSL
5 16 (2.71%) XSLT
6 15 (2.54%) Middleware
6 15 (2.54%) Web Services
7 14 (2.37%) JMS
8 13 (2.20%) Software Packaging
9 12 (2.03%) ASP.NET
10 10 (1.69%) CSS
11 9 (1.52%) JSP
11 9 (1.52%) J2EE
11 9 (1.52%) Application Packaging
12 8 (1.35%) REST
12 8 (1.35%) ZeroMQ
12 8 (1.35%) Spring
13 7 (1.18%) SAP Basis
14 6 (1.02%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 51 (8.63%) Blackberry
2 39 (6.60%) Computer Science
3 34 (5.75%) Client/Server
4 30 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
5 24 (4.06%) Video Conferencing
6 18 (3.05%) Data Centre
7 15 (2.54%) Enterprise Software
8 13 (2.20%) EPoS
8 13 (2.20%) Equities
9 11 (1.86%) Fixed Income
10 10 (1.69%) Management Information System
10 10 (1.69%) iPhone
10 10 (1.69%) iPad
10 10 (1.69%) Derivative
11 9 (1.52%) Hedge funds
12 8 (1.35%) Replication
13 7 (1.18%) Mobile Computing
14 6 (1.02%) EMC VNX
14 6 (1.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 5 (0.85%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 330 (55.84%) Windows
2 99 (16.75%) Windows 7
3 84 (14.21%) Linux
4 81 (13.71%) UNIX
5 67 (11.34%) Apple iOS
6 64 (10.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 48 (8.12%) Windows Server 2003
7 48 (8.12%) Windows 8
8 37 (6.26%) Windows Server 2012
9 34 (5.75%) Android
10 30 (5.08%) Windows XP
11 22 (3.72%) Solaris
12 21 (3.55%) Mac OS X
13 16 (2.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 13 (2.20%) Windows 2000
15 12 (2.03%) AIX
16 11 (1.86%) HPUX
17 10 (1.69%) CentOS
18 7 (1.18%) Windows 2000 Server
19 6 (1.02%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (20.30%) ITIL
2 31 (5.25%) Asset Management
3 30 (5.08%) Time Management
4 28 (4.74%) Project Management
5 27 (4.57%) Change Management
6 26 (4.40%) Problem Management
7 24 (4.06%) Root Cause Analysis
8 21 (3.55%) Migration
8 21 (3.55%) ERP
9 20 (3.38%) Business Intelligence
9 20 (3.38%) Patch Management
10 19 (3.21%) CRM
11 17 (2.88%) Service Management
11 17 (2.88%) Mentoring
12 14 (2.37%) Incident Management
13 13 (2.20%) Electronic Trading
13 13 (2.20%) OO
14 12 (2.03%) Service Delivery
14 12 (2.03%) Workflow
14 12 (2.03%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 186 (31.47%) SQL
2 75 (12.69%) Java
3 33 (5.58%) C#
4 18 (3.05%) Perl
5 17 (2.88%) JavaScript
6 16 (2.71%) PL/SQL
6 16 (2.71%) Python
7 11 (1.86%) C++
8 10 (1.69%) VBA
9 9 (1.52%) T-SQL
10 7 (1.18%) VB
10 7 (1.18%) Shell Script
10 7 (1.18%) C
11 5 (0.85%) PHP
11 5 (0.85%) Groovy
11 5 (0.85%) PowerShell
11 5 (0.85%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.51%) ActionScript
12 3 (0.51%) COBOL
13 2 (0.34%) AWK
Qualifications
1 52 (8.80%) Degree
2 44 (7.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 38 (6.43%) A+ Certification
4 35 (5.92%) MCSE
5 33 (5.58%) Network+ Certification
6 24 (4.06%) Security Cleared
7 18 (3.05%) ITIL Certification
7 18 (3.05%) Cisco Certification
8 15 (2.54%) CCNA
9 14 (2.37%) MCSA
9 14 (2.37%) SC Cleared
10 13 (2.20%) MCP
11 7 (1.18%) Check Point Certification
11 7 (1.18%) CCNP
11 7 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 7 (1.18%) CCSA
11 7 (1.18%) CCSE
12 5 (0.85%) DV Cleared
13 4 (0.68%) MCITP
13 4 (0.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (7.28%) SLA
2 7 (1.18%) QA
3 5 (0.85%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.51%) HL7
4 3 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.51%) COBIT
5 1 (0.17%) PMBOK
System Software
1 112 (18.95%) Active Directory
2 70 (11.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (4.06%) vSphere
3 24 (4.06%) VMware ESXi
4 20 (3.38%) XenApp
5 18 (3.05%) Hyper-V
6 13 (2.20%) BitLocker
6 13 (2.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 13 (2.20%) VMware ESX
7 10 (1.69%) NFS
7 10 (1.69%) Samba
7 10 (1.69%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 8 (1.35%) XenServer
9 6 (1.02%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.51%) Terminal Server
11 3 (0.51%) VirtualBox
12 2 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.34%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (3.21%) SCCM
2 16 (2.71%) Backup Exec
3 12 (2.03%) Nagios
3 12 (2.03%) SCOM
4 11 (1.86%) Norton AntiVirus
4 11 (1.86%) Tivoli
5 7 (1.18%) ITRS Geneos
6 5 (0.85%) Sysprep
6 5 (0.85%) Casper Suite
7 4 (0.68%) WMI
8 3 (0.51%) WSUS
8 3 (0.51%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (0.34%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 2 (0.34%) Hyperic
9 2 (0.34%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (0.34%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.34%) Puppet
9 2 (0.34%) SCOrch
10 1 (0.17%) SCSM
10 1 (0.17%) Ansible
Vendors
1 195 (32.99%) Microsoft
2 116 (19.63%) VMware
3 70 (11.84%) Apple
4 64 (10.83%) Oracle
5 48 (8.12%) Citrix
6 40 (6.77%) Cisco
7 33 (5.58%) HP
8 25 (4.23%) EMC
9 23 (3.89%) Red Hat
10 22 (3.72%) Sophos
11 21 (3.55%) Symantec
11 21 (3.55%) Avaya
12 18 (3.05%) IBM
12 18 (3.05%) Lotus
12 18 (3.05%) Remedy
13 17 (2.88%) NetApp
14 16 (2.71%) Veritas
15 15 (2.54%) CheckPoint
16 13 (2.20%) Sun
16 13 (2.20%) SAP
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
Newbury, Berkshire
Vodafone
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £20,000 to £24,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £18000 - £26000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Pharma Division
Salary: £33000 - £35000 per annum + Car allowance + 10k OTE + Shares
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Premier IT
Salary: £25,000 - £30,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
83Zero
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits (Please see bel
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Refreshing Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + comprehensive bens package
Posted: 10 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Vodafone
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Bluetownonline Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: Core & Voluntary benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Hertfordshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £32000.00 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire
Allied Worldwide
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 24 days ago