The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Specialist role in IT jobs advertised for the Reading 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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Specialist
Rank 127 132 131
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 12 13 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.57% 0.54% 0.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.56% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 11 11 14
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +39.70%
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £35,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -10.25%
Support Specialist
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Reading 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
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1983 2302 2155
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 94.34% 95.76% 94.77%
Number of salaries quoted 1539 1603 1616
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Support Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Support Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Support Specialist
Salary Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Support Specialist across the Reading region.

Support Specialist Salary Trend in Reading

Support Specialist
Salary Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Support Specialist across the Reading region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

Support Specialist Salary Histogram in Reading

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT jobs across the Reading 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 19 (54.29%) Windows
2 15 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 14 (40.00%) SQL
3 14 (40.00%) Windows Server
4 12 (34.29%) VMware
5 10 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 10 (28.57%) MS Exchange
6 9 (25.71%) Forcepoint
6 9 (25.71%) CheckPoint
6 9 (25.71%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (22.86%) Data Management
7 8 (22.86%) F5
7 8 (22.86%) Symantec
7 8 (22.86%) Linux
8 7 (20.00%) HP
8 7 (20.00%) Google
9 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (17.14%) German Language
9 6 (17.14%) EMC
9 6 (17.14%) MS Excel
9 6 (17.14%) Firewall
9 6 (17.14%) Finance
10 5 (14.29%) SAN
10 5 (14.29%) Veeam
11 4 (11.43%) Hyper-V
11 4 (11.43%) NAS
11 4 (11.43%) Kalman Filter
11 4 (11.43%) Unix
11 4 (11.43%) IBM
11 4 (11.43%) Perl

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT jobs across the Reading 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 10 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.57%) Apache
2 3 (8.57%) JBoss
2 3 (8.57%) Tomcat
2 3 (8.57%) WebLogic
3 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (5.71%) IBM Notes
3 2 (5.71%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.71%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (5.71%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.86%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (17.14%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.86%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (17.14%) Firewall
2 5 (14.29%) SAN
3 4 (11.43%) NAS
4 3 (8.57%) DHCP
4 3 (8.57%) DNS
4 3 (8.57%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 3 (8.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (5.71%) iSCSI
6 1 (2.86%) FTP
6 1 (2.86%) Internet
6 1 (2.86%) LAN
6 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.86%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.43%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (17.14%) Finance
1 6 (17.14%) German Language
2 4 (11.43%) Telecoms
3 3 (8.57%) Banking
4 2 (5.71%) Games
4 2 (5.71%) Marketing
5 1 (2.86%) French Language
5 1 (2.86%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.57%) J2EE
1 3 (8.57%) Middleware
2 1 (2.86%) .NET
2 1 (2.86%) HTML
2 1 (2.86%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) Clustering
1 4 (11.43%) Replication
2 1 (2.86%) Life Science
2 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 19 (54.29%) Windows
2 14 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 8 (22.86%) Linux
4 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (11.43%) Unix
6 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.86%) Data Management
2 4 (11.43%) Kalman Filter
3 3 (8.57%) Load Balancing
3 3 (8.57%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (8.57%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (5.71%) ITIL
4 2 (5.71%) Time Management
5 1 (2.86%) Contact Management
5 1 (2.86%) Data Protection
5 1 (2.86%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (40.00%) SQL
2 4 (11.43%) Perl
3 3 (8.57%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.86%) AWK
4 1 (2.86%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.86%) Python
4 1 (2.86%) sed
Qualifications
1 1 (2.86%) Degree
1 1 (2.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 15 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 9 (25.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (11.43%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.86%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (11.43%) Backup Exec
1 4 (11.43%) NetBackup
2 3 (8.57%) Simpana
3 2 (5.71%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (5.71%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (5.71%) Legato
4 1 (2.86%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 12 (34.29%) VMware
2 10 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 9 (25.71%) CheckPoint
3 9 (25.71%) Forcepoint
4 8 (22.86%) F5
4 8 (22.86%) Symantec
5 7 (20.00%) Google
5 7 (20.00%) HP
6 6 (17.14%) EMC
7 5 (14.29%) Veeam
8 4 (11.43%) arcserve
8 4 (11.43%) IBM
9 3 (8.57%) Dell
9 3 (8.57%) NetApp
9 3 (8.57%) Red Hat
10 2 (5.71%) Lotus
10 2 (5.71%) Veritas
11 1 (2.86%) Cisco
11 1 (2.86%) CommVault