The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Reading region.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Specialist
Rank 134 128 124
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 6 14 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.25% 0.61% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.65% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 3 11 6
Average salary £22,000 £36,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-39.72% -30.47%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
Job Titles Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2191 2169 2059
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 92.21% 94.43% 93.42%
Number of salaries quoted 1549 1727 1749
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -1.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Support Specialist
Berkshire

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 30 July 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 7 (53.85%) UNIX
1 7 (53.85%) Linux
2 6 (46.15%) Windows
3 5 (38.46%) Apache
3 5 (38.46%) MS Excel
3 5 (38.46%) HTML
3 5 (38.46%) Java
3 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
3 5 (38.46%) Software Testing
3 5 (38.46%) SaaS
4 4 (30.77%) Finance
5 3 (23.08%) Automotive
5 3 (23.08%) LAMP
5 3 (23.08%) PHP
5 3 (23.08%) MySQL
6 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
6 2 (15.38%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (15.38%) SQL
6 2 (15.38%) AIX
6 2 (15.38%) HPUX
6 2 (15.38%) Solaris
6 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (15.38%) Risk Management
6 2 (15.38%) Sun
6 2 (15.38%) EMC
6 2 (15.38%) SAN
6 2 (15.38%) Hitachi
6 2 (15.38%) Red Hat
6 2 (15.38%) SUSE
6 2 (15.38%) Replication

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 5 (38.46%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (38.46%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (38.46%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) SAN
2 1 (7.69%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) MySQL
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (15.38%) Crystal Reports
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 3 (23.08%) Automotive
3 1 (7.69%) French Language
3 1 (7.69%) German Language
3 1 (7.69%) Russian Language
3 1 (7.69%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) HTML
2 3 (23.08%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Replication
1 2 (15.38%) Clustering
2 1 (7.69%) Fat Client
2 1 (7.69%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) UNIX
1 7 (53.85%) Linux
2 6 (46.15%) Windows
3 2 (15.38%) AIX
3 2 (15.38%) HPUX
3 2 (15.38%) Solaris
3 2 (15.38%) SUSE
3 2 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
4 1 (7.69%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Software Testing
2 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (15.38%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) Java
2 3 (23.08%) PHP
3 2 (15.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) Sun
2 2 (15.38%) EMC
2 2 (15.38%) Hitachi
2 2 (15.38%) Red Hat
3 1 (7.69%) Lumension
3 1 (7.69%) AppSense
3 1 (7.69%) McAfee
3 1 (7.69%) Citrix
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