The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the North West region that had Support Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 27 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Specialist
Rank 247 252 253
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 8 11 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.13% 0.16% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.17% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 6 7 6
Median salary £29,500 £33,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.60% +20.00%
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +1.42%
Support Specialist
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West 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
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6156 6449 7028
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 96.69% 96.59% 96.14%
Number of salaries quoted 5169 5358 5801
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Support Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region that featured Support Specialist in the job title.

Support Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Support Specialist
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Support Specialist Salary Trend in the North West

Support Specialist
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Support Specialist within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Lancashire - 5 £29,500 -
Manchester -12 3 £32,500 -1.51%
Support Specialist
England

Support Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, Support Specialist job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region featuring Support Specialist in the job title.

1 6 (50.00%) .NET
2 5 (41.67%) VLAN
3 4 (33.33%) Wireshark
3 4 (33.33%) R
3 4 (33.33%) Wireless
3 4 (33.33%) Validation
3 4 (33.33%) Mitel
3 4 (33.33%) MCP
3 4 (33.33%) DHCP
3 4 (33.33%) SLA
3 4 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 4 (33.33%) Virtual Environments
4 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (25.00%) HTML
4 3 (25.00%) SQL
5 2 (16.67%) C#
5 2 (16.67%) VB
5 2 (16.67%) Windows
5 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
5 2 (16.67%) LAN
5 2 (16.67%) Service Management
5 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
5 2 (16.67%) ITSM
5 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (16.67%) Degree
5 2 (16.67%) ITIL
5 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
6 1 (8.33%) Google

Support Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) IIS
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) VLAN
2 4 (33.33%) DHCP
2 4 (33.33%) Wireless
2 4 (33.33%) Wireshark
3 2 (16.67%) LAN
4 1 (8.33%) Internet
4 1 (8.33%) MPLS
4 1 (8.33%) WAN
4 1 (8.33%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) MySQL
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (8.33%) Banking
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) .NET
2 3 (25.00%) HTML
3 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
1 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
1 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (8.33%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Validation
1 4 (33.33%) Virtual Environments
2 2 (16.67%) ITIL
2 2 (16.67%) ITSM
2 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
2 2 (16.67%) Service Management
3 1 (8.33%) Logistics
3 1 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) R
2 3 (25.00%) SQL
3 2 (16.67%) C#
3 2 (16.67%) VB
4 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
4 1 (8.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) MCP
2 2 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) FortiGate
1 1 (8.33%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Mitel
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (8.33%) AppDynamics
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco
3 1 (8.33%) Google
3 1 (8.33%) HP
3 1 (8.33%) Intel
3 1 (8.33%) Juniper
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle
3 1 (8.33%) Pega
3 1 (8.33%) Remedy
3 1 (8.33%) SolarWinds
3 1 (8.33%) VMware