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 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Specialist
Rank 168 178 178
Rank change year-on-year
+10 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 16 6 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.41% 0.16% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.17% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 13 6 14
Average salary £32,000 £50,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-36.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London average salary £34,750 £40,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
-14.19% +9.45%
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
3721 3593 3912
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.36% 94.48% 96.38%
Number of salaries quoted 3130 3069 3389
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 3 March 2015.

Support Specialist Salary Histogram in Manchester

Support Specialist
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Support Specialist within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 3 March 2015. 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
Altrincham - 1 £18,000 -
Support Specialist
North West

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 16 (80.00%) VMware
2 13 (65.00%) Microsoft
3 12 (60.00%) Windows
4 10 (50.00%) Oracle
5 9 (45.00%) HP
6 8 (40.00%) SAN
6 8 (40.00%) ITIL
7 7 (35.00%) Cisco
7 7 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (35.00%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (30.00%) Change Management
8 6 (30.00%) NetApp
8 6 (30.00%) MS Office
8 6 (30.00%) MS Excel
9 5 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (20.00%) Degree
10 4 (20.00%) TCP/IP
11 3 (15.00%) JD Edwards
11 3 (15.00%) Sage
11 3 (15.00%) ERP
11 3 (15.00%) SAP
11 3 (15.00%) SQL
11 3 (15.00%) Dynamics NAV
12 2 (10.00%) VCP4
12 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (10.00%) Firewall
12 2 (10.00%) MCSE
12 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 1 (5.00%) Tuxedo
1 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (30.00%) MS Office
1 6 (30.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (5.00%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (40.00%) SAN
2 4 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (10.00%) Firewall
4 1 (5.00%) Network Security
4 1 (5.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle9i Database
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) PeopleTools
General
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 12 (60.00%) Windows
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (5.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) ITIL
2 6 (30.00%) Change Management
3 3 (15.00%) ERP
4 1 (5.00%) Project Management
4 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.00%) Problem Management
4 1 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) PeopleCode
2 1 (5.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (20.00%) Degree
3 2 (10.00%) VCP4
3 2 (10.00%) MCSE
3 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (5.00%) CCNA
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (5.00%) NCDA
System Software
1 7 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.00%) XenApp
2 1 (5.00%) XenDesktop
2 1 (5.00%) vSphere
2 1 (5.00%) VMware Server
Vendors
1 16 (80.00%) VMware
2 13 (65.00%) Microsoft
3 10 (50.00%) Oracle
4 9 (45.00%) HP
5 7 (35.00%) Cisco
6 6 (30.00%) NetApp
7 3 (15.00%) JD Edwards
7 3 (15.00%) Sage
7 3 (15.00%) SAP
8 1 (5.00%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (5.00%) EMC
8 1 (5.00%) Citrix
8 1 (5.00%) Juniper
8 1 (5.00%) CA
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
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