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

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Specialist
Rank 124 126 115
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 14 19 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.59% 0.80% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.88% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 10 16 13
Average salary £47,500 £37,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.37% -3.89%
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £38,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +11.76%
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
2225 2171 1826
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 93.96% 91.64% 95.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1532 1655 1562
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 17 (40.48%) SQL
2 16 (38.10%) ITIL
3 15 (35.71%) Service Management
3 15 (35.71%) Change Management
3 15 (35.71%) PCI DSS
3 15 (35.71%) SaaS
4 12 (28.57%) Windows
5 9 (21.43%) Microsoft
5 9 (21.43%) Active Directory
5 9 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (16.67%) SAP Implementation
6 7 (16.67%) SCCM
6 7 (16.67%) Logistics
6 7 (16.67%) MS Exchange
6 7 (16.67%) SAP
6 7 (16.67%) SAP PP
7 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (14.29%) SCOM
8 5 (11.90%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (11.90%) VMware
8 5 (11.90%) TCP/IP
8 5 (11.90%) DNS
9 4 (9.52%) UNIX
9 4 (9.52%) MS Excel
9 4 (9.52%) SharePoint
9 4 (9.52%) EMC
9 4 (9.52%) DHCP
9 4 (9.52%) IBM
9 4 (9.52%) SAN
9 4 (9.52%) DV Cleared

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 7 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 4 (9.52%) SharePoint
2 4 (9.52%) SharePoint 2010
2 4 (9.52%) Lync
2 4 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.38%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.38%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (9.52%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (16.67%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 15 (35.71%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.90%) TCP/IP
1 5 (11.90%) DNS
2 4 (9.52%) DHCP
2 4 (9.52%) SAN
3 1 (2.38%) Network Security
3 1 (2.38%) Firewall
3 1 (2.38%) Frame Relay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.76%) DB2
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (4.76%) French Language
2 1 (2.38%) German Language
2 1 (2.38%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.38%) Spring
1 1 (2.38%) .NET Framework
1 1 (2.38%) .NET
1 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET
1 1 (2.38%) COM
1 1 (2.38%) XML
1 1 (2.38%) XSD
1 1 (2.38%) XSL
1 1 (2.38%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.14%) Mobile App
1 3 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.76%) Replication
2 2 (4.76%) Clustering
3 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.38%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 12 (28.57%) Windows
2 9 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (9.52%) UNIX
5 3 (7.14%) AIX
5 3 (7.14%) HPUX
5 3 (7.14%) Solaris
5 3 (7.14%) Linux
6 2 (4.76%) SUSE
6 2 (4.76%) Windows 7
6 2 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (38.10%) ITIL
2 15 (35.71%) Service Management
2 15 (35.71%) Change Management
3 7 (16.67%) SAP Implementation
3 7 (16.67%) Logistics
4 3 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (4.76%) Risk Management
5 2 (4.76%) Asset Management
5 2 (4.76%) Line Management
6 1 (2.38%) Data Management
6 1 (2.38%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.38%) Workflow
6 1 (2.38%) Migration
6 1 (2.38%) Project Management
6 1 (2.38%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.38%) Data Modelling
6 1 (2.38%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 17 (40.48%) SQL
2 1 (2.38%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.38%) XPath
2 1 (2.38%) C#
2 1 (2.38%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (9.52%) DV Cleared
1 4 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (35.71%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (21.43%) Active Directory
2 5 (11.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (7.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (16.67%) SCCM
2 6 (14.29%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 7 (16.67%) SAP
3 5 (11.90%) VMware
4 4 (9.52%) EMC
4 4 (9.52%) IBM
5 3 (7.14%) Cisco
6 2 (4.76%) Sun
6 2 (4.76%) Citrix
6 2 (4.76%) Symantec
6 2 (4.76%) Hitachi
6 2 (4.76%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.38%) F5
7 1 (2.38%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.38%) HP
7 1 (2.38%) Dell
7 1 (2.38%) Sybase
7 1 (2.38%) Oracle
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