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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Specialist
Rank 161 185 172
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 11 4 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.33% 0.10% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.11% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 9 4 14
Average salary £33,000 £45,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.66% +34.32%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £28,550 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £34,700 £45,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £33,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-12.00% -
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
3129 3620 3931
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.28% 94.86% 95.74%
Number of salaries quoted 2554 2983 3414
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 22 May 2015.

Support Specialist Salary Histogram in Manchester

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 20 (74.07%) VMware
2 17 (62.96%) Windows
2 17 (62.96%) Microsoft
3 12 (44.44%) Oracle
4 11 (40.74%) ITIL
5 10 (37.04%) HP
5 10 (37.04%) VMware Infrastructure
6 9 (33.33%) Change Management
6 9 (33.33%) Cisco
6 9 (33.33%) SAN
6 9 (33.33%) MS Office
6 9 (33.33%) MS Excel
7 8 (29.63%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (29.63%) NetApp
8 6 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (18.52%) Degree
10 4 (14.81%) TCP/IP
11 3 (11.11%) JD Edwards
11 3 (11.11%) Sage
11 3 (11.11%) ERP
11 3 (11.11%) Solaris
11 3 (11.11%) SAP
11 3 (11.11%) SQL
11 3 (11.11%) Dynamics NAV
12 2 (7.41%) Derivative
12 2 (7.41%) Computer Science
12 2 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (7.41%) Windows 7
12 2 (7.41%) AWK
12 2 (7.41%) Network+ Certification

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.70%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (33.33%) MS Office
1 9 (33.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 9 (33.33%) SAN
2 4 (14.81%) TCP/IP
3 2 (7.41%) Firewall
4 1 (3.70%) VPN
4 1 (3.70%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (3.70%) Finance
1 1 (3.70%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.41%) Derivative
2 2 (7.41%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 17 (62.96%) Windows
2 3 (11.11%) Solaris
3 2 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (7.41%) Windows 7
3 2 (7.41%) SUSE
3 2 (7.41%) UNIX
3 2 (7.41%) Linux
3 2 (7.41%) AIX
3 2 (7.41%) HPUX
3 2 (7.41%) Windows 8
4 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) ITIL
2 9 (33.33%) Change Management
3 3 (11.11%) ERP
4 1 (3.70%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (3.70%) Project Management
4 1 (3.70%) Service Management
4 1 (3.70%) Problem Management
4 1 (3.70%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.11%) SQL
2 2 (7.41%) AWK
2 2 (7.41%) Perl
2 2 (7.41%) Python
2 2 (7.41%) sed
Qualifications
1 8 (29.63%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (18.52%) Degree
3 2 (7.41%) Network+ Certification
3 2 (7.41%) A+ Certification
4 1 (3.70%) NCDA
4 1 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.70%) CCNA
4 1 (3.70%) MCSE
System Software
1 10 (37.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.70%) vSphere
2 1 (3.70%) VMware Server
Vendors
1 20 (74.07%) VMware
2 17 (62.96%) Microsoft
3 12 (44.44%) Oracle
4 10 (37.04%) HP
5 9 (33.33%) Cisco
6 8 (29.63%) NetApp
7 3 (11.11%) JD Edwards
7 3 (11.11%) Sage
7 3 (11.11%) SAP
8 2 (7.41%) Red Hat
9 1 (3.70%) Juniper
9 1 (3.70%) CA
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