The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Specialist role in IT jobs advertised for the Kent 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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Specialist
Rank 96 101 108
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 4 1 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.36% 0.096% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.099% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 2
Average salary £36,250 £19,000 £25,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+90.78% -25.49%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,800 £19,000 £25,100
10% offered a salary of more than £48,400 £19,000 £25,900
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £35,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -10.25%
Support Specialist
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Kent 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
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1063 1006 1115
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 96.99% 96.73% 97.13%
Number of salaries quoted 940 912 944
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% -3.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Support Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

Support Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Support Specialist
Salary Trend in Kent

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

Support Specialist Salary Trend in Kent

Support Specialist
Salary Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Support Specialist across the Kent region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

Support Specialist Salary Histogram in Kent

Support Specialist
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Support Specialist within the Kent region over the 3 months to 11 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
Canterbury - 1 £32,500 -
Tunbridge Wells - 1 £40,000 -
Support Specialist
South East

Support Specialist
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT jobs across the Kent 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) IIS
2 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (50.00%) Citrix
3 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (25.00%) LAN
4 1 (25.00%) WAN
4 1 (25.00%) SLA
4 1 (25.00%) Java
4 1 (25.00%) .NET
4 1 (25.00%) CCA
4 1 (25.00%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (25.00%) Firewall
4 1 (25.00%) VMware
4 1 (25.00%) VMware ESX
4 1 (25.00%) XenApp
4 1 (25.00%) XenDesktop
4 1 (25.00%) NetScaler
4 1 (25.00%) XenMobile
4 1 (25.00%) Line Management
4 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (25.00%) Problem Management

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT jobs across the Kent 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 (75.00%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Firewall
1 1 (25.00%) LAN
1 1 (25.00%) NetScaler
1 1 (25.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Line Management
2 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) CCA
1 1 (25.00%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (25.00%) XenApp
2 1 (25.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (25.00%) VMware
Kent
Volt
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + generous pension
Posted: 6 days ago