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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Specialist
Rank 114 131 127
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 27 6 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.07% 0.26% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.18% 0.28% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 20 3 3
Average salary £40,000 £24,500 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+63.26% -2.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,405 £21,700 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £24,900 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £40,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +11.11%
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
2295 2135 1866
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 91.25% 93.15% 94.15%
Number of salaries quoted 1594 1694 1561
Average salary £46,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.22% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 19 September 2014.

Support Specialist Salary Histogram in Reading

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 14 (46.67%) SQL
2 12 (40.00%) ITIL
2 12 (40.00%) Service Management
2 12 (40.00%) Change Management
2 12 (40.00%) PCI DSS
2 12 (40.00%) SaaS
3 7 (23.33%) Windows
4 4 (13.33%) Line Management
4 4 (13.33%) Risk Management
4 4 (13.33%) SCCM
4 4 (13.33%) Degree
4 4 (13.33%) Active Directory
4 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
4 4 (13.33%) SAN
4 4 (13.33%) AIX
4 4 (13.33%) HPUX
4 4 (13.33%) Solaris
4 4 (13.33%) Linux
4 4 (13.33%) UNIX
5 3 (10.00%) Hitachi
5 3 (10.00%) Red Hat
5 3 (10.00%) Sun
5 3 (10.00%) EMC
5 3 (10.00%) Citrix
5 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (10.00%) French Language
5 3 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (10.00%) Clustering
5 3 (10.00%) SUSE
5 3 (10.00%) Replication

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 2 (6.67%) SharePoint
1 2 (6.67%) MS Exchange
1 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (6.67%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (6.67%) Lync
1 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Office
1 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 12 (40.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.33%) SAN
2 1 (3.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (3.33%) DB2
General
1 3 (10.00%) French Language
2 2 (6.67%) German Language
3 1 (3.33%) Spanish Language
3 1 (3.33%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Replication
1 3 (10.00%) Clustering
2 2 (6.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.33%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 7 (23.33%) Windows
2 4 (13.33%) AIX
2 4 (13.33%) HPUX
2 4 (13.33%) Solaris
2 4 (13.33%) Linux
2 4 (13.33%) UNIX
3 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (10.00%) SUSE
3 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (10.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (40.00%) ITIL
1 12 (40.00%) Service Management
1 12 (40.00%) Change Management
2 4 (13.33%) Risk Management
2 4 (13.33%) Line Management
3 3 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (6.67%) Asset Management
5 1 (3.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 14 (46.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) Degree
2 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (40.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) SCCM
2 2 (6.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.00%) Sun
2 3 (10.00%) EMC
2 3 (10.00%) Citrix
2 3 (10.00%) Hitachi
2 3 (10.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (6.67%) Cisco
3 2 (6.67%) IBM
3 2 (6.67%) VMware
4 1 (3.33%) AppSense
4 1 (3.33%) Lumension
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle
4 1 (3.33%) Sybase
4 1 (3.33%) McAfee