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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Specialist
Rank 100 87 85
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 2 1 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 0.16% 0.10% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.11% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 3
Average salary £20,500 £30,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-31.66% -36.84%
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £39,000 £34,500
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +13.04%
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
1229 912 845
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 95.79% 95.70% 95.91%
Number of salaries quoted 981 700 746
Average salary £42,500 £43,000 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.16% +6.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,250 £24,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 12 (85.71%) Windows
2 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (28.57%) Learning Management System
4 4 (28.57%) Degree
4 4 (28.57%) Internet
4 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
4 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
4 4 (28.57%) ITIL
4 4 (28.57%) .NET
4 4 (28.57%) LAN
4 4 (28.57%) WAN
4 4 (28.57%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (21.43%) MCSM
5 3 (21.43%) MCSE
5 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
5 3 (21.43%) Change Management
5 3 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (21.43%) Citrix
5 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (21.43%) MCTS
5 3 (21.43%) VMware
5 3 (21.43%) VMware ESX
5 3 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (21.43%) XenServer
5 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (14.29%) Windows 8

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
1 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Agresso
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) Internet
1 4 (28.57%) LAN
1 4 (28.57%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (14.29%) RDBMS
2 2 (14.29%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
1 1 (7.14%) Law
1 1 (7.14%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Learning Management System
2 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.14%) Thin Client
3 1 (7.14%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 12 (85.71%) Windows
2 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (14.29%) Windows 8
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Vista
5 1 (7.14%) UNIX
5 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) ITIL
1 4 (28.57%) Kalman Filter
2 3 (21.43%) Change Management
2 3 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (14.29%) Waterfall
3 2 (14.29%) Change Control
3 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (14.29%) Incident Management
3 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
4 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
4 1 (7.14%) Document Management
4 1 (7.14%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) Java
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) Degree
2 3 (21.43%) MCSM
2 3 (21.43%) MCSE
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (21.43%) MCTS
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 3 (21.43%) VMware ESX
2 3 (21.43%) XenServer
2 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (21.43%) Citrix
2 3 (21.43%) VMware
3 2 (14.29%) Capita
3 2 (14.29%) Oracle
4 1 (7.14%) Red Hat
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