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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Specialist
Rank 106 96 -
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 1 8 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.086% 0.65% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.089% 0.69% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 7 0
Average salary £19,000 £25,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +8.82%
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
1124 1165 758
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 96.56% 94.56% 98.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1006 1032 656
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,500 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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
Top 13 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Vista
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 2000 Server
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) Data Structures
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
General
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Vista
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 2000 Server
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft