The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Specialist role in IT jobs advertised for the North West 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 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Specialist
Rank 251 197 234
Rank change year-on-year
-54 +37
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 8 36 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.11% 0.53% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.56% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 8 24 10
Average salary £27,500 £29,000 £34,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.17% -15.32%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £19,350 £24,786
10% offered a salary of more than £43,250 £44,250 £48,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +4.16%
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
6966 6447 7071
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.75% 94.17% 96.41%
Number of salaries quoted 5650 5536 6121
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Support Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

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
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Support Specialist across the North West region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

Support Specialist Salary Histogram 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Support Specialist within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014. 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
Manchester -20 5 £26,500 -3.63% 1
Lancashire -2 1 £25,000 +2.04%
Merseyside -2 1 £38,000 +20.63%
Cheshire -17 1 £42,500 +3.65%
Support Specialist
England

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 9 (39.13%) SQL
2 6 (26.09%) Oracle
3 5 (21.74%) PL/SQL
3 5 (21.74%) Windows
3 5 (21.74%) DNS
4 4 (17.39%) PeopleTools
4 4 (17.39%) PeopleCode
4 4 (17.39%) Linux
4 4 (17.39%) Oracle9i Database
4 4 (17.39%) Tuxedo
4 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
4 4 (17.39%) PeopleSoft
4 4 (17.39%) UNIX
4 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
4 4 (17.39%) SAN
4 4 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (17.39%) Oracle Database
4 4 (17.39%) Technical Analysis
5 3 (13.04%) Business Continuity Management
5 3 (13.04%) Problem Management
5 3 (13.04%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (13.04%) Business Continuity
5 3 (13.04%) Information Security
5 3 (13.04%) PeopleSoft HRMS
5 3 (13.04%) MS Exchange
5 3 (13.04%) MS Office
5 3 (13.04%) Java
5 3 (13.04%) Risk Management
5 3 (13.04%) VMware
6 2 (8.70%) Finance

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 4 (17.39%) Tuxedo
2 3 (13.04%) MS Exchange
3 2 (8.70%) GroupWise
4 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (4.35%) WebSphere
4 1 (4.35%) SAS
4 1 (4.35%) Apache
4 1 (4.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (4.35%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
2 3 (13.04%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (13.04%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (13.04%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) DNS
2 4 (17.39%) SAN
3 2 (8.70%) Firewall
3 2 (8.70%) DHCP
3 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.35%) VPN
4 1 (4.35%) HTTP
4 1 (4.35%) Broadband
4 1 (4.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) Oracle9i Database
1 4 (17.39%) Oracle Database
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.70%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) PeopleTools
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
1 2 (8.70%) French Language
2 1 (4.35%) Marketing
2 1 (4.35%) Banking
2 1 (4.35%) Retail
2 1 (4.35%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.35%) Mobile Computing
2 1 (4.35%) Fat Client
2 1 (4.35%) EPoS
2 1 (4.35%) Thin Client
2 1 (4.35%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 5 (21.74%) Windows
2 4 (17.39%) Linux
2 4 (17.39%) UNIX
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (4.35%) Solaris
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
1 4 (17.39%) Technical Analysis
2 3 (13.04%) Business Continuity Management
2 3 (13.04%) Problem Management
2 3 (13.04%) Business Continuity
2 3 (13.04%) Information Security
2 3 (13.04%) Risk Management
3 2 (8.70%) CRM
3 2 (8.70%) Migration
4 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (4.35%) Data Migration
4 1 (4.35%) Incident Management
4 1 (4.35%) Strategic Planning
4 1 (4.35%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (4.35%) Information Management
4 1 (4.35%) Document Management
4 1 (4.35%) Asset Management
4 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (4.35%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 9 (39.13%) SQL
2 5 (21.74%) PL/SQL
3 4 (17.39%) PeopleCode
4 3 (13.04%) Java
5 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) Degree
1 1 (4.35%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (4.35%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
1 1 (4.35%) PCI DSS
1 1 (4.35%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 1 (4.35%) GAMP
1 1 (4.35%) GMP
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
1 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.35%) XenApp
2 1 (4.35%) XenServer
2 1 (4.35%) XenDesktop
2 1 (4.35%) Terminal Services
2 1 (4.35%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) HP SIM
1 1 (4.35%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) Oracle
2 4 (17.39%) PeopleSoft
2 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
3 3 (13.04%) VMware
4 2 (8.70%) Scalix
4 2 (8.70%) Google
5 1 (4.35%) ProCurve
5 1 (4.35%) HP
5 1 (4.35%) Citrix
5 1 (4.35%) Cognizant
5 1 (4.35%) CA
5 1 (4.35%) IBM
5 1 (4.35%) Reuters
5 1 (4.35%) Bloomberg
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