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

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Specialist
Rank 73 89 77
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 13 1 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 1.13% 0.088% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.20% 0.092% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 9 1 6
Average salary £35,000 £23,750 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+47.36% -29.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,100 £23,750 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £23,750 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £42,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-13.09% +20.00%
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
1086 1090 913
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 94.68% 95.87% 96.82%
Number of salaries quoted 864 868 796
Average salary £41,500 £42,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.35% +14.86%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,710 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £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 1 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 1 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 +6 2 £30,000 +26.31%
Colchester - 1 £50,000 -
Support Specialist
East of England

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 1 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 13 (44.83%) .NET
1 13 (44.83%) Windows
2 12 (41.38%) Java
2 12 (41.38%) Oracle
3 10 (34.48%) E-Commerce
3 10 (34.48%) SQL
4 9 (31.03%) MS Excel
4 9 (31.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (27.59%) ITIL
6 7 (24.14%) SQL Server
6 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (24.14%) Waterfall
7 6 (20.69%) Finance
8 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
8 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (13.79%) XenServer
9 4 (13.79%) MCTS
9 4 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (13.79%) e-Health
9 4 (13.79%) VMware
9 4 (13.79%) VMware ESX
9 4 (13.79%) Incident Management
9 4 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (13.79%) ITIL V3
9 4 (13.79%) Change Control
9 4 (13.79%) MCSM
9 4 (13.79%) Relational Database
9 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (13.79%) RDBMS

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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%) Exchange Server 2003
1 4 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (13.79%) MS Exchange
2 3 (10.34%) Tomcat
2 3 (10.34%) SharePoint
2 3 (10.34%) WebLogic
2 3 (10.34%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (31.03%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Oracle CRM
1 3 (10.34%) Magento
2 1 (3.45%) Agresso
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.79%) Internet
2 3 (10.34%) Firewall
2 3 (10.34%) LDAP
3 1 (3.45%) LAN
3 1 (3.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (24.14%) SQL Server
2 4 (13.79%) Relational Database
2 4 (13.79%) RDBMS
3 3 (10.34%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (10.34%) Oracle Database
3 3 (10.34%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (10.34%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (10.34%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) VisualVM
General
1 6 (20.69%) Finance
2 4 (13.79%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (10.34%) Law
3 3 (10.34%) Marketing
4 1 (3.45%) Advertising
4 1 (3.45%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (44.83%) .NET
2 3 (10.34%) Middleware
2 3 (10.34%) COM+
2 3 (10.34%) SOAP
2 3 (10.34%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) e-Health
1 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (13.79%) AS400
1 4 (13.79%) NHS
2 3 (10.34%) Thin Client
2 3 (10.34%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (10.34%) Wiki
2 3 (10.34%) Fat Client
2 3 (10.34%) DataPower
3 1 (3.45%) iPad
3 1 (3.45%) Learning Management System
3 1 (3.45%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 13 (44.83%) Windows
2 9 (31.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (10.34%) UNIX
5 3 (10.34%) Linux
5 3 (10.34%) Apple iOS
6 1 (3.45%) Mac OS X
6 1 (3.45%) Windows Vista
6 1 (3.45%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (34.48%) E-Commerce
2 8 (27.59%) ITIL
3 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (24.14%) Waterfall
4 4 (13.79%) Incident Management
4 4 (13.79%) ITIL V3
4 4 (13.79%) Change Control
4 4 (13.79%) Change Management
4 4 (13.79%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (10.34%) CRM
5 3 (10.34%) OO
5 3 (10.34%) Network Load Balancing
6 2 (6.90%) Configuration Management
7 1 (3.45%) Document Management
7 1 (3.45%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 12 (41.38%) Java
2 10 (34.48%) SQL
3 3 (10.34%) Python
3 3 (10.34%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) MCTS
1 4 (13.79%) MCSM
1 4 (13.79%) MCSE
1 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (10.34%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (13.79%) XenServer
1 4 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (13.79%) VMware ESX
2 2 (6.90%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (10.34%) Nagios
1 3 (10.34%) Opsview
1 3 (10.34%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (41.38%) Oracle
2 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
3 4 (13.79%) VMware
3 4 (13.79%) Citrix
4 3 (10.34%) webMethods
4 3 (10.34%) JD Edwards
4 3 (10.34%) Software AG
4 3 (10.34%) Red Hat
4 3 (10.34%) IBM
4 3 (10.34%) SAP
4 3 (10.34%) JBoss
4 3 (10.34%) Splunk
5 1 (3.45%) Apple
5 1 (3.45%) Adobe
5 1 (3.45%) Capita