The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical 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 Technical Support Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Support Specialist
Rank 133 150 145
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Support Specialist 3 4 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.16% 0.16% 0.041%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.17% 0.043%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 0
Average salary £45,000 £30,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+50.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £36,250 £31,500
% change year-on-year
+24.13% +15.07%
Technical 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
1796 2363 2309
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 94.88% 95.28% 94.83%
Number of salaries quoted 1466 1618 1706
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £23,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Technical Support Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Technical Support Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Technical Support Specialist
Salary Trend in Reading

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

Technical Support Specialist Salary Trend in Reading

Technical Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT jobs across the Reading region that cited Technical 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 Technical Support Specialist in their job title.

1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (100.00%) HP
1 5 (100.00%) Data Management
1 5 (100.00%) Veeam
2 4 (80.00%) Hyper-V
2 4 (80.00%) NAS
2 4 (80.00%) VMware
2 4 (80.00%) SAN
3 3 (60.00%) Veritas
3 3 (60.00%) Dell
3 3 (60.00%) EMC
3 3 (60.00%) SQL
3 3 (60.00%) DHCP
3 3 (60.00%) DNS
3 3 (60.00%) Symantec
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (60.00%) NetBackup
3 3 (60.00%) Backup Exec
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (40.00%) Simpana
4 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (40.00%) NetApp
4 2 (40.00%) arcserve
4 2 (40.00%) IBM
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (40.00%) Legato
5 1 (20.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (20.00%) CommVault

Technical Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT jobs across the Reading region that cited Technical 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 Technical Support Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) NAS
1 4 (80.00%) SAN
2 3 (60.00%) DHCP
2 3 (60.00%) DNS
3 1 (20.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Clustering
1 1 (20.00%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (80.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (20.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) Backup Exec
1 3 (60.00%) NetBackup
2 2 (40.00%) Legato
2 2 (40.00%) Simpana
3 1 (20.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) HP
1 5 (100.00%) Veeam
2 4 (80.00%) VMware
3 3 (60.00%) Dell
3 3 (60.00%) EMC
3 3 (60.00%) Symantec
3 3 (60.00%) Veritas
4 2 (40.00%) arcserve
4 2 (40.00%) IBM
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (40.00%) NetApp
5 1 (20.00%) CommVault
5 1 (20.00%) Nimble Storage
Reading, Berkshire
83Zero
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum + Excellent Company Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
83Zero
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + Excellent Company Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago