The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Specialist role in IT jobs advertised for the Hertfordshire 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 29 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Specialist
Rank 140 129 160
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +31
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 7 2 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.30% 0.10% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.11% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 3 2 8
Average salary £34,000 £47,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.42% +35.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,800 £45,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,800 £49,500 £43,250
UK excluding London average salary £35,500 £42,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-15.47% +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 Hertfordshire 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
Hertfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2239 1897 2875
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 96.51% 95.42% 96.41%
Number of salaries quoted 1849 1572 2273
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Support Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Support Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Support Specialist
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Support Specialist Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

Support Specialist
Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Support Specialist across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 September 2014.

Support Specialist Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

Support Specialist
Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Support Specialist within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 September 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
Watford -10 1 £52,500 +5.00%
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £25,000 -
Hitchin - 1 - -
Support Specialist
East of England

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 September 2014, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 10 (62.50%) SQL
1 10 (62.50%) ITIL
2 9 (56.25%) Windows
3 8 (50.00%) WebSphere
3 8 (50.00%) Degree
3 8 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (50.00%) OpenEdge
3 8 (50.00%) IBM
3 8 (50.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 8 (50.00%) Oracle
3 8 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
4 5 (31.25%) Lotus
4 5 (31.25%) IBM Notes
4 5 (31.25%) Asset Management
4 5 (31.25%) Service Management
5 2 (12.50%) Linux
5 2 (12.50%) Bash Shell
5 2 (12.50%) Perl
5 2 (12.50%) UNIX
6 1 (6.25%) AIX
6 1 (6.25%) CSS
6 1 (6.25%) JSP
6 1 (6.25%) SOAP
6 1 (6.25%) PHP
6 1 (6.25%) HTML
6 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
6 1 (6.25%) DB2
6 1 (6.25%) MySQL

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 September 2014, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 8 (50.00%) WebSphere Application Server
1 8 (50.00%) OpenEdge
1 8 (50.00%) WebSphere
2 5 (31.25%) IBM Notes
3 1 (6.25%) Apache
3 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) HTTP
1 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
1 1 (6.25%) DNS
1 1 (6.25%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 8 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
1 8 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (6.25%) DB2
2 1 (6.25%) MySQL
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
1 1 (6.25%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) HTML
1 1 (6.25%) CSS
1 1 (6.25%) JSP
1 1 (6.25%) SOAP
1 1 (6.25%) LAMP
1 1 (6.25%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) PDA
1 1 (6.25%) Online Games
1 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) Linux
2 2 (12.50%) UNIX
3 1 (6.25%) CentOS
3 1 (6.25%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) ITIL
2 5 (31.25%) Service Management
2 5 (31.25%) Asset Management
3 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (62.50%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) Perl
2 2 (12.50%) Bash Shell
3 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.25%) PHP
3 1 (6.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (50.00%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Oracle
1 8 (50.00%) IBM
2 5 (31.25%) Lotus
3 1 (6.25%) Red Hat