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

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Specialist
Rank 226 235 221
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 17 15 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.28% 0.21% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.22% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 10 13 22
Average salary £29,875 £42,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-29.70% +10.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £17,900 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £37,650 £60,000 £47,100
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-9.33% -
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
5864 6733 6993
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.98% 95.22% 95.62%
Number of salaries quoted 4718 5435 5955
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 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,500 £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 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 May 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 28 May 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
(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 +13 10 £29,875 -33.61% 1
Merseyside +9 3 - -
Cheshire -2 3 £39,000 -23.90%
Support Specialist
England

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 (50.00%) VMware
2 22 (47.83%) Windows
3 20 (43.48%) Microsoft
4 19 (41.30%) Oracle
5 13 (28.26%) ITIL
5 13 (28.26%) VMware Infrastructure
6 12 (26.09%) Change Management
6 12 (26.09%) HP
7 11 (23.91%) Cisco
8 10 (21.74%) NetApp
8 10 (21.74%) MS Office
9 9 (19.57%) SAN
9 9 (19.57%) MS Excel
9 9 (19.57%) Finance
9 9 (19.57%) Data Centre
10 8 (17.39%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (17.39%) SQL
11 7 (15.22%) Java
12 6 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
13 5 (10.87%) Network+ Certification
13 5 (10.87%) Degree
13 5 (10.87%) .NET
13 5 (10.87%) A+ Certification
13 5 (10.87%) Windows 8
13 5 (10.87%) Windows 7
14 4 (8.70%) Performance Tuning
14 4 (8.70%) UNIX
14 4 (8.70%) IBM
14 4 (8.70%) TCP/IP
14 4 (8.70%) JD Edwards

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

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 2 (4.35%) IIS
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.17%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.17%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.17%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.17%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (21.74%) MS Office
2 9 (19.57%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (2.17%) Agresso
Communications & Networking
1 9 (19.57%) SAN
2 4 (8.70%) TCP/IP
3 3 (6.52%) Firewall
4 1 (2.17%) SSH
4 1 (2.17%) Network Security
4 1 (2.17%) Wireshark
4 1 (2.17%) Internet
4 1 (2.17%) Telnet
4 1 (2.17%) VPN
4 1 (2.17%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.17%) MySQL
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (2.17%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (2.17%) WinDbg
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle Forms
General
1 9 (19.57%) Finance
2 1 (2.17%) Banking
2 1 (2.17%) Retail
2 1 (2.17%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.87%) .NET
2 4 (8.70%) Middleware
2 4 (8.70%) Web Services
3 1 (2.17%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.17%) Java SE
3 1 (2.17%) ODBC
3 1 (2.17%) J2EE
3 1 (2.17%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (2.17%) OLE DB
3 1 (2.17%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (19.57%) Data Centre
2 6 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (8.70%) Mainframe
4 2 (4.35%) NHS
4 2 (4.35%) Derivative
4 2 (4.35%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 22 (47.83%) Windows
2 5 (10.87%) Windows 8
2 5 (10.87%) Windows 7
3 4 (8.70%) UNIX
4 3 (6.52%) Solaris
5 2 (4.35%) Linux
5 2 (4.35%) AIX
5 2 (4.35%) HPUX
5 2 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (4.35%) SUSE
6 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (28.26%) ITIL
2 12 (26.09%) Change Management
3 4 (8.70%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (8.70%) ERP
3 4 (8.70%) Service Management
4 3 (6.52%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.17%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.17%) Open Source
5 1 (2.17%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (2.17%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.17%) Business Development
5 1 (2.17%) Project Management
5 1 (2.17%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.39%) SQL
2 7 (15.22%) Java
3 3 (6.52%) COBOL
4 2 (4.35%) sed
4 2 (4.35%) Perl
4 2 (4.35%) Python
4 2 (4.35%) AWK
5 1 (2.17%) C#
5 1 (2.17%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (17.39%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (10.87%) Network+ Certification
2 5 (10.87%) Degree
2 5 (10.87%) A+ Certification
3 4 (8.70%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.70%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (4.35%) CCNA
4 2 (4.35%) MCSE
5 1 (2.17%) NCDA
5 1 (2.17%) MCP
System Software
1 13 (28.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (6.52%) XenApp
3 1 (2.17%) XenDesktop
3 1 (2.17%) vSphere
3 1 (2.17%) VMware Server
Vendors
1 23 (50.00%) VMware
2 20 (43.48%) Microsoft
3 19 (41.30%) Oracle
4 12 (26.09%) HP
5 11 (23.91%) Cisco
6 10 (21.74%) NetApp
7 4 (8.70%) IBM
7 4 (8.70%) JD Edwards
7 4 (8.70%) SAP
8 3 (6.52%) Sage
8 3 (6.52%) Citrix
9 2 (4.35%) EMC
9 2 (4.35%) Red Hat
10 1 (2.17%) Alias
10 1 (2.17%) Leostream
10 1 (2.17%) Unisys
10 1 (2.17%) Juniper
10 1 (2.17%) CA
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