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 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Support Specialist
England / North West
Rank 219 219 232
Rank change year-on-year
0 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 16 11 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.27% 0.20% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.20% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 9 10 25
Median salary £46,750 £28,000 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+66.96% -15.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £28,000 £30,063
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £31,050 £46,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £40,000 £34,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +15.94%

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
5810 5396 6766
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 96.69% 96.62% 97.03%
Number of salaries quoted 4844 4535 5605
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 £24,001 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

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
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 February 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Support Specialist within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017. 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 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
Cheshire +25 11 £46,750 -
Manchester -33 5 £57,000 +103.57% 1
Support Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 13 (54.17%) Linux
1 13 (54.17%) Incident Management
2 12 (50.00%) Oracle
2 12 (50.00%) Unix
3 11 (45.83%) SQL
3 11 (45.83%) Finance
4 10 (41.67%) Windows
4 10 (41.67%) Banking
5 9 (37.50%) Performance Management
6 8 (33.33%) Service Management
6 8 (33.33%) Relational Database
7 7 (29.17%) Mainframe
7 7 (29.17%) SQL Server
7 7 (29.17%) Oracle Reports
7 7 (29.17%) ITIL
7 7 (29.17%) Oracle Database
8 5 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (20.83%) Active Directory
8 5 (20.83%) Risk Management
8 5 (20.83%) Windows Server
9 4 (16.67%) VMware
9 4 (16.67%) Clustering
9 4 (16.67%) Financial Institution
9 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
9 4 (16.67%) AppDynamics
9 4 (16.67%) Corporate Banking
10 3 (12.50%) Load Balancing
10 3 (12.50%) Problem Management
10 3 (12.50%) Management Information System
10 3 (12.50%) Ganglia

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 3 (12.50%) IIS
1 3 (12.50%) JBoss
1 3 (12.50%) Tomcat
2 2 (8.33%) CICS
2 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) LAN
1 3 (12.50%) WAN
2 2 (8.33%) VLAN
3 1 (4.17%) DHCP
3 1 (4.17%) DNS
3 1 (4.17%) SAN
3 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.17%) VPN
3 1 (4.17%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 7 (29.17%) Oracle Database
2 7 (29.17%) Oracle Reports
2 7 (29.17%) SQL Server
3 2 (8.33%) DB2
3 2 (8.33%) IMS/DB
4 1 (4.17%) MySQL
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (45.83%) Finance
2 10 (41.67%) Banking
3 4 (16.67%) Corporate Banking
3 4 (16.67%) Financial Institution
4 2 (8.33%) Marketing
5 1 (4.17%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) .NET
1 3 (12.50%) Web Services
2 1 (4.17%) .NET Framework
2 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.17%) POSIX
2 1 (4.17%) WCF
2 1 (4.17%) WF
2 1 (4.17%) WSDL
2 1 (4.17%) XML
2 1 (4.17%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (29.17%) Mainframe
2 5 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (16.67%) Clustering
4 3 (12.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (54.17%) Linux
2 12 (50.00%) Unix
3 10 (41.67%) Windows
4 5 (20.83%) Windows Server
5 3 (12.50%) AIX
6 1 (4.17%) CentOS
6 1 (4.17%) HPUX
6 1 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (4.17%) SUSE
6 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (54.17%) Incident Management
2 9 (37.50%) Performance Management
3 8 (33.33%) Service Management
4 7 (29.17%) ITIL
5 5 (20.83%) Risk Management
6 3 (12.50%) Capacity Management
6 3 (12.50%) ITIL V3
6 3 (12.50%) Load Balancing
6 3 (12.50%) Problem Management
6 3 (12.50%) Test Scripting
7 1 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (4.17%) Data Migration
7 1 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (4.17%) Financial Analysis
7 1 (4.17%) High Availability
7 1 (4.17%) Marketing Intelligence
7 1 (4.17%) Migration
7 1 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (4.17%) Time Management
7 1 (4.17%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 11 (45.83%) SQL
2 3 (12.50%) Java
3 2 (8.33%) COBOL
4 1 (4.17%) AWK
4 1 (4.17%) Bash Shell
4 1 (4.17%) C#
4 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.17%) Korn
4 1 (4.17%) Perl
4 1 (4.17%) Python
4 1 (4.17%) sed
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) Degree
1 1 (4.17%) MCITP
1 1 (4.17%) MCSA
1 1 (4.17%) MCSE
1 1 (4.17%) MCTS
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (20.83%) Active Directory
2 3 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) Ganglia
1 3 (12.50%) Netcool
2 2 (8.33%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (4.17%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (50.00%) Oracle
2 4 (16.67%) AppDynamics
2 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.67%) VMware
3 3 (12.50%) Cisco
4 2 (8.33%) Intel Security
5 1 (4.17%) HP
5 1 (4.17%) Pega
5 1 (4.17%) Red Hat
5 1 (4.17%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (4.17%) Sun
5 1 (4.17%) Veeam
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