The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Specialist role in IT jobs advertised for the Essex 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 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Specialist
Rank 91 102 105
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 7 5 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 0.70% 0.38% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 0.39% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 5 5 3
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £33,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -17.50%
Support Specialist
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Essex 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
Essex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
971 1286 1364
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 97.00% 97.72% 96.81%
Number of salaries quoted 772 1049 1097
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Support Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Support Specialist in the job title across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Support Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Support Specialist
Salary Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Support Specialist across the Essex region.

Support Specialist Salary Trend in Essex

Support Specialist
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Support Specialist within the Essex region over the 3 months to 28 April 2016. 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
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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
Brentwood +10 3 £45,000 -14.28%
Support Specialist
East of England

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT jobs across the Essex 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 11 (84.62%) SQL
2 8 (61.54%) Finance
3 6 (46.15%) AS400
4 5 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (38.46%) Windows
5 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
5 4 (30.77%) COBOL
5 4 (30.77%) ITIL
5 4 (30.77%) Client/Server
5 4 (30.77%) Service Delivery
6 3 (23.08%) E-Commerce
6 3 (23.08%) Java
6 3 (23.08%) .NET
6 3 (23.08%) Windows Server
6 3 (23.08%) RDBMS
6 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (23.08%) Relational Database
6 3 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (15.38%) iSeries
7 2 (15.38%) Proofpoint
7 2 (15.38%) iPad
7 2 (15.38%) AWD
7 2 (15.38%) iPhone
7 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (15.38%) High Availability
7 2 (15.38%) Change Control
7 2 (15.38%) Office 365
7 2 (15.38%) Windows Phone
7 2 (15.38%) Mobile Device Management
7 2 (15.38%) MySQL

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT jobs across the Essex 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 2 (15.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (15.38%) JBoss
1 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) RDBMS
1 3 (23.08%) Relational Database
2 2 (15.38%) MySQL
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (61.54%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) AS400
2 5 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (30.77%) Client/Server
4 2 (15.38%) Blackberry
4 2 (15.38%) iPad
4 2 (15.38%) iPhone
4 2 (15.38%) iSeries
4 2 (15.38%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Windows
2 3 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (23.08%) Windows Server
3 2 (15.38%) Linux
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) ITIL
1 4 (30.77%) Service Delivery
2 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (23.08%) E-Commerce
3 2 (15.38%) Change Control
3 2 (15.38%) Change Management
3 2 (15.38%) High Availability
3 2 (15.38%) Incident Management
3 2 (15.38%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (7.69%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 11 (84.62%) SQL
2 4 (30.77%) COBOL
3 3 (23.08%) Java
4 2 (15.38%) RPG
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) ITIL Certification
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) Apple
2 2 (15.38%) Clearswift
2 2 (15.38%) Nokia
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle
2 2 (15.38%) Proofpoint