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 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Specialist
Rank 227 235 243
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 3 21 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.053% 0.32% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.055% 0.33% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 2 18 18
Average salary £36,000 £33,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% -22.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,800 £25,475 £20,150
10% offered a salary of more than £41,200 £39,450 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £33,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -17.50%
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
5497 6371 6840
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 97.10% 96.71% 97.04%
Number of salaries quoted 4652 5081 5504
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,690 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 1 May 2016.

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 1 May 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +3 3 £36,000 +9.09%
Support Specialist
England

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 13 (68.42%) Oracle
1 13 (68.42%) Active Directory
1 13 (68.42%) HP
1 13 (68.42%) Microsoft Certification
1 13 (68.42%) Skype for Business
2 12 (63.16%) Dell
2 12 (63.16%) DHCP
2 12 (63.16%) DNS
2 12 (63.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 12 (63.16%) IBM
2 12 (63.16%) MCSE
2 12 (63.16%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
3 6 (31.58%) Windows
4 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
4 3 (15.79%) ERP
4 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
4 3 (15.79%) Firewall
4 3 (15.79%) Windows 7
5 2 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
5 2 (10.53%) Service Delivery
5 2 (10.53%) Finance
5 2 (10.53%) Manufacturing
5 2 (10.53%) Internet
5 2 (10.53%) Incident Management
5 2 (10.53%) Life Science
5 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
5 2 (10.53%) Information Security
5 2 (10.53%) ADSL
5 2 (10.53%) ITIL

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 13 (68.42%) Skype for Business
2 12 (63.16%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
3 1 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) MS Office
2 1 (5.26%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 12 (63.16%) DHCP
1 12 (63.16%) DNS
2 3 (15.79%) Firewall
3 2 (10.53%) ADSL
3 2 (10.53%) Internet
4 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
4 1 (5.26%) VoIP
4 1 (5.26%) VPN
4 1 (5.26%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
1 2 (10.53%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.26%) Banking
2 1 (5.26%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
1 1 (5.26%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Life Science
1 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) Windows
2 3 (15.79%) Windows 7
3 2 (10.53%) Unix
4 1 (5.26%) Android
4 1 (5.26%) Linux
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Phone
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.79%) ERP
2 2 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (10.53%) Incident Management
2 2 (10.53%) Information Security
2 2 (10.53%) ITIL
2 2 (10.53%) Service Delivery
3 1 (5.26%) Business Continuity
3 1 (5.26%) Data Management
3 1 (5.26%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (5.26%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (5.26%) Supplier Management
3 1 (5.26%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
1 2 (10.53%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
2 1 (5.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (68.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (63.16%) MCSE
3 1 (5.26%) CCNP
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.26%) MCSA
System Software
1 13 (68.42%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 12 (63.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (5.26%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 13 (68.42%) HP
1 13 (68.42%) Oracle
2 12 (63.16%) Dell
2 12 (63.16%) IBM
3 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.26%) 3PAR
4 1 (5.26%) Apple
4 1 (5.26%) CheckPoint
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco
4 1 (5.26%) Citrix
4 1 (5.26%) JD Edwards
4 1 (5.26%) Juniper
4 1 (5.26%) MobileIron
4 1 (5.26%) NetApp
4 1 (5.26%) RightFax
4 1 (5.26%) ServiceNow
4 1 (5.26%) SolarWinds
4 1 (5.26%) Teradata