The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Specialist role in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester 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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Specialist
Rank 158 184 172
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 13 12 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.39% 0.30% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.31% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 13 9 8
Average salary £28,000 £31,750 £38,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.81% -16.99%
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £35,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -10.25%
Support Specialist
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Manchester 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
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3167 3875 3579
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 96.17% 96.35% 96.08%
Number of salaries quoted 2622 3325 3120
Average salary £41,500 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £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 Manchester

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

Support Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Support Specialist
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Support Specialist Salary Trend in Manchester

Support Specialist
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Support Specialist across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

Support Specialist Salary Histogram in Manchester

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 18 (90.00%) Skype for Business
2 16 (80.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (80.00%) MCSE
2 16 (80.00%) DHCP
2 16 (80.00%) DNS
2 16 (80.00%) Active Directory
3 13 (65.00%) HP
3 13 (65.00%) Oracle
4 12 (60.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 12 (60.00%) IBM
4 12 (60.00%) Dell
4 12 (60.00%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
5 8 (40.00%) Windows
6 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (20.00%) Windows 7
7 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (20.00%) Office Communications Server
7 4 (20.00%) MS Exchange
7 4 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (20.00%) Windows 8
8 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
8 2 (10.00%) Shell Script
8 2 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (10.00%) Finance
8 2 (10.00%) Unix

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 18 (90.00%) Skype for Business
2 12 (60.00%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
3 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (20.00%) MS Exchange
3 4 (20.00%) Office Communications Server
4 2 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 16 (80.00%) DHCP
1 16 (80.00%) DNS
2 1 (5.00%) Firewall
2 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
General
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (40.00%) Windows
2 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (20.00%) Windows 8
4 2 (10.00%) Unix
5 1 (5.00%) Linux
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (5.00%) ERP
2 1 (5.00%) ITIL
2 1 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (5.00%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (5.00%) Supplier Management
2 1 (5.00%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (10.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (80.00%) MCSE
1 16 (80.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.00%) CCNP
2 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 16 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.00%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 12 (60.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (5.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 13 (65.00%) HP
1 13 (65.00%) Oracle
2 12 (60.00%) Dell
2 12 (60.00%) IBM
3 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (10.00%) RightFax
5 1 (5.00%) 3PAR
5 1 (5.00%) CheckPoint
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco
5 1 (5.00%) Juniper
5 1 (5.00%) SolarWinds
5 1 (5.00%) Teradata