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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Specialist
Rank 96 101 83
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -18
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 6 3 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 0.50% 0.23% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.24% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 5 3 2
Average salary £45,000 £20,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+119.51% -45.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £20,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,500 £20,500 £43,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £35,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -7.89%
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
1162 1236 961
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 96.59% 96.34% 96.88%
Number of salaries quoted 876 997 731
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 9 February 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
(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
Brentwood - 4 £45,000 -
Colchester - 2 £35,000 -
Support Specialist
East of England

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 9 February 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 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
1 9 (45.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (40.00%) SQL
2 8 (40.00%) Finance
3 7 (35.00%) MS Office
3 7 (35.00%) ITIL
3 7 (35.00%) iManage
4 6 (30.00%) Case Management
4 6 (30.00%) SharePoint
4 6 (30.00%) Legal
4 6 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (30.00%) AS400
4 6 (30.00%) Speech Recognition
5 5 (25.00%) Change Control
5 5 (25.00%) Service Delivery
5 5 (25.00%) Change Management
6 4 (20.00%) iSeries
6 4 (20.00%) Fault Analysis
7 3 (15.00%) High Availability
7 3 (15.00%) Time Management
7 3 (15.00%) Performance Management
7 3 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (15.00%) SLA
7 3 (15.00%) Firmware
7 3 (15.00%) Configuration Management
7 3 (15.00%) Java
7 3 (15.00%) Windows
7 3 (15.00%) Linux
7 3 (15.00%) JBoss
8 2 (10.00%) .NET

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 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 6 (30.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (15.00%) JBoss
3 1 (5.00%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (35.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) AWD
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) CTI
1 1 (5.00%) ISDN
1 1 (5.00%) PBX
1 1 (5.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (45.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.00%) MySQL
2 2 (10.00%) RDBMS
2 2 (10.00%) Relational Database
General
1 8 (40.00%) Finance
2 6 (30.00%) Legal
3 1 (5.00%) Marketing
3 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) AS400
2 4 (20.00%) iSeries
3 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.00%) Client/Server
4 1 (5.00%) Fat Client
4 1 (5.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Linux
1 3 (15.00%) Windows
2 2 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) ITIL
2 6 (30.00%) Case Management
2 6 (30.00%) Speech Recognition
2 6 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (25.00%) Change Control
3 5 (25.00%) Change Management
3 5 (25.00%) Service Delivery
4 4 (20.00%) Fault Analysis
5 3 (15.00%) Configuration Management
5 3 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (15.00%) High Availability
5 3 (15.00%) Performance Management
5 3 (15.00%) Time Management
6 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce
6 2 (10.00%) Incident Management
7 1 (5.00%) Document Management
7 1 (5.00%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 8 (40.00%) SQL
2 3 (15.00%) Java
3 1 (5.00%) COBOL
3 1 (5.00%) Perl
3 1 (5.00%) RPG
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) Firmware
2 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.00%) vSphere
2 1 (5.00%) XenApp
2 1 (5.00%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (35.00%) iManage
3 2 (10.00%) Oracle
4 1 (5.00%) AppSense
4 1 (5.00%) Citrix
4 1 (5.00%) Mitel
4 1 (5.00%) Panasonic
4 1 (5.00%) Siemens
4 1 (5.00%) Toshiba
4 1 (5.00%) VMware