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

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Specialist
Rank 78 86 78
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 13 1 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 1.03% 0.086% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.09% 0.090% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 9 1 6
Average salary £29,000 £23,750 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.10% -42.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £23,750 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £23,750 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £40,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-8.75% +11.11%
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
1196 1112 856
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 94.47% 95.45% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 944 861 747
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +10.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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
Salary Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Support Specialist across the Essex region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

Support Specialist Salary Histogram 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 21 October 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
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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 - 6 £47,500 -
Basildon +8 1 £25,000 +5.26%
Colchester - 1 £50,000 -
Support Specialist
East of England

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 15 (51.72%) Windows
2 12 (41.38%) .NET
3 10 (34.48%) Oracle
3 10 (34.48%) Java
3 10 (34.48%) E-Commerce
4 8 (27.59%) SQL Server
4 8 (27.59%) SQL
5 7 (24.14%) MS Excel
5 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (24.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (24.14%) Waterfall
6 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
6 6 (20.69%) ITIL
6 6 (20.69%) Finance
7 4 (13.79%) VMware
7 4 (13.79%) VMware ESX
7 4 (13.79%) Change Management
7 4 (13.79%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (13.79%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (13.79%) NHS
7 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (13.79%) Citrix
7 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (13.79%) RDBMS
7 4 (13.79%) MS Exchange
7 4 (13.79%) MCSE
7 4 (13.79%) XenServer
7 4 (13.79%) MCTS
7 4 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 4 (13.79%) MS Exchange
1 4 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2003
1 4 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.45%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.45%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.45%) IIS
2 1 (3.45%) JBoss
Applications
1 7 (24.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Oracle CRM
1 3 (10.34%) Magento
2 1 (3.45%) Agresso
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) Internet
2 2 (6.90%) LAN
2 2 (6.90%) WAN
3 1 (3.45%) LDAP
3 1 (3.45%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (27.59%) SQL Server
2 4 (13.79%) RDBMS
2 4 (13.79%) Relational Database
3 3 (10.34%) Oracle Database
3 3 (10.34%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (10.34%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (10.34%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (10.34%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) VisualVM
General
1 6 (20.69%) Finance
2 4 (13.79%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (10.34%) Marketing
3 3 (10.34%) Law
4 1 (3.45%) Advertising
4 1 (3.45%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (41.38%) .NET
2 1 (3.45%) COM+
2 1 (3.45%) SOAP
2 1 (3.45%) XML
2 1 (3.45%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) NHS
1 4 (13.79%) e-Health
1 4 (13.79%) AS400
1 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.34%) Fat Client
2 3 (10.34%) Thin Client
3 2 (6.90%) Learning Management System
4 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.45%) Wiki
4 1 (3.45%) iPhone
4 1 (3.45%) iPad
4 1 (3.45%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 15 (51.72%) Windows
2 7 (24.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (10.34%) Apple iOS
5 3 (10.34%) UNIX
5 3 (10.34%) Linux
6 2 (6.90%) Windows Vista
6 2 (6.90%) Windows 8
6 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (3.45%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (34.48%) E-Commerce
2 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (24.14%) Waterfall
3 6 (20.69%) ITIL
4 4 (13.79%) Change Management
4 4 (13.79%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (13.79%) Incident Management
4 4 (13.79%) Change Control
5 3 (10.34%) CRM
5 3 (10.34%) OO
6 2 (6.90%) Configuration Management
6 2 (6.90%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (6.90%) ITIL V3
7 1 (3.45%) Network Load Balancing
7 1 (3.45%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (34.48%) Java
2 8 (27.59%) SQL
3 3 (10.34%) PHP
4 1 (3.45%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (13.79%) MCSE
1 4 (13.79%) MCTS
1 4 (13.79%) MCSM
2 2 (6.90%) Degree
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (13.79%) VMware ESX
1 4 (13.79%) XenServer
1 4 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (10.34%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (10.34%) SCOM
2 1 (3.45%) Opsview
2 1 (3.45%) Nagios
Vendors
1 10 (34.48%) Oracle
2 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
3 4 (13.79%) VMware
3 4 (13.79%) Citrix
4 3 (10.34%) SAP
4 3 (10.34%) Red Hat
4 3 (10.34%) JD Edwards
5 2 (6.90%) Capita
6 1 (3.45%) Splunk
6 1 (3.45%) Adobe
6 1 (3.45%) IBM
6 1 (3.45%) webMethods
6 1 (3.45%) Apple
6 1 (3.45%) Software AG