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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Specialist
Rank 223 240 229
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 21 13 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.32% 0.19% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.20% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 19 12 19
Average salary £33,000 £46,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.64% +15.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £25,850 £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £41,400 £51,500 £40,500
UK excluding London average salary £33,000 £40,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
-18.51% +9.45%
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
6293 6581 7036
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.25% 95.10% 95.60%
Number of salaries quoted 5070 5356 5916
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 £24,000 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 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
Manchester +19 14 £33,000 -34.00% 2
Merseyside +11 2 £50,000 +98.01%
Cheshire -1 2 £37,500 -11.76% 1
Cumbria - 2 £30,157 -
Support Specialist
England

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 23 (58.97%) VMware
2 21 (53.85%) Oracle
3 19 (48.72%) Microsoft
4 15 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
5 14 (35.90%) Change Management
6 13 (33.33%) Cisco
6 13 (33.33%) Windows
7 12 (30.77%) NetApp
8 11 (28.21%) HP
9 10 (25.64%) ITIL
9 10 (25.64%) MS Office
10 9 (23.08%) MS Excel
11 8 (20.51%) Java
11 8 (20.51%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (17.95%) SAN
12 7 (17.95%) Finance
12 7 (17.95%) Analytical Skills
13 6 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
13 6 (15.38%) XenApp
13 6 (15.38%) SC Cleared
13 6 (15.38%) Security Cleared
13 6 (15.38%) Citrix
13 6 (15.38%) Middleware
13 6 (15.38%) Web Services
14 5 (12.82%) SQL
15 4 (10.26%) Service Delivery
15 4 (10.26%) Degree
15 4 (10.26%) XenDesktop
15 4 (10.26%) SAP
15 4 (10.26%) ERP

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 1 (2.56%) WebLogic
1 1 (2.56%) IIS
1 1 (2.56%) Tomcat
1 1 (2.56%) Tuxedo
1 1 (2.56%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.56%) WebSphere
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle Service Bus
1 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 10 (25.64%) MS Office
2 9 (23.08%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (2.56%) PeopleSoft HRMS
2 1 (2.56%) Agresso
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.95%) SAN
2 4 (10.26%) TCP/IP
3 3 (7.69%) Firewall
4 1 (2.56%) SSH
4 1 (2.56%) Wireshark
4 1 (2.56%) Network Security
4 1 (2.56%) VPN
4 1 (2.56%) SSL
4 1 (2.56%) Internet
4 1 (2.56%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.13%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle9i Database
2 1 (2.56%) MS Access
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (2.56%) PeopleTools
1 1 (2.56%) WinDbg
General
1 7 (17.95%) Finance
2 1 (2.56%) Banking
2 1 (2.56%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.38%) Web Services
1 6 (15.38%) Middleware
2 2 (5.13%) .NET
3 1 (2.56%) J2EE
3 1 (2.56%) OLE DB
3 1 (2.56%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.56%) Java SE
3 1 (2.56%) ODBC
3 1 (2.56%) WSDL
3 1 (2.56%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.95%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.13%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (5.13%) NHS
3 1 (2.56%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.56%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 13 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (5.13%) UNIX
3 1 (2.56%) Solaris
3 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.90%) Change Management
2 10 (25.64%) ITIL
3 6 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (10.26%) ERP
4 4 (10.26%) Service Delivery
5 3 (7.69%) Problem Management
6 2 (5.13%) Software Deployment
7 1 (2.56%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (2.56%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (2.56%) Project Management
7 1 (2.56%) Incident Management
7 1 (2.56%) Business Development
7 1 (2.56%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (20.51%) Java
2 5 (12.82%) SQL
3 1 (2.56%) VBScript
3 1 (2.56%) PeopleCode
3 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.56%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (20.51%) ITIL Certification
2 6 (15.38%) SC Cleared
2 6 (15.38%) Security Cleared
3 4 (10.26%) Degree
4 2 (5.13%) MCSE
4 2 (5.13%) CCNA
4 2 (5.13%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.56%) NCDA
5 1 (2.56%) MCP
System Software
1 15 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (15.38%) XenApp
3 4 (10.26%) XenDesktop
4 1 (2.56%) vSphere
4 1 (2.56%) VMware Server
Vendors
1 23 (58.97%) VMware
2 21 (53.85%) Oracle
3 19 (48.72%) Microsoft
4 13 (33.33%) Cisco
5 12 (30.77%) NetApp
6 11 (28.21%) HP
7 6 (15.38%) Citrix
8 4 (10.26%) JD Edwards
8 4 (10.26%) EMC
8 4 (10.26%) SAP
9 3 (7.69%) Sage
10 2 (5.13%) Leostream
11 1 (2.56%) Juniper
11 1 (2.56%) CA
11 1 (2.56%) Alias
11 1 (2.56%) Unisys
11 1 (2.56%) PeopleSoft
11 1 (2.56%) IBM
Greater Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £25000.00 - £28500.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago