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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Support Specialist
Rank 140 130 129
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Support Specialist 4 18 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.16% 0.72% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.78% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 4 18 5
Average salary £48,750 £37,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+31.75% -3.89%
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £37,000 £30,500
% change year-on-year
+2.70% +21.31%
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
2393 2300 1958
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 93.70% 92.44% 96.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1542 1748 1670
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 £26,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 24 December 2014, 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 (62.50%) EMC
1 5 (62.50%) SAN
2 4 (50.00%) UNIX
2 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) AIX
2 4 (50.00%) HPUX
2 4 (50.00%) Solaris
2 4 (50.00%) Linux
3 3 (37.50%) Sun
3 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
3 3 (37.50%) Hitachi
3 3 (37.50%) Red Hat
3 3 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (37.50%) SUSE
3 3 (37.50%) Replication
3 3 (37.50%) Clustering
3 3 (37.50%) French Language
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (37.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (25.00%) DNS
4 2 (25.00%) IBM
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (25.00%) Symantec
4 2 (25.00%) Lync
4 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (12.50%) Oracle

Technical Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (25.00%) Lync
1 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) SAN
2 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (25.00%) DNS
3 1 (12.50%) DHCP
3 1 (12.50%) Firewall
3 1 (12.50%) Frame Relay
3 1 (12.50%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) DB2
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (37.50%) French Language
2 1 (12.50%) German Language
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Replication
1 3 (37.50%) Clustering
2 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (12.50%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) UNIX
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
1 4 (50.00%) AIX
1 4 (50.00%) HPUX
1 4 (50.00%) Solaris
1 4 (50.00%) Linux
2 3 (37.50%) SUSE
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (37.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (12.50%) Data Management
2 1 (12.50%) Project Management
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
1 1 (12.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) EMC
2 3 (37.50%) Hitachi
2 3 (37.50%) Red Hat
2 3 (37.50%) Sun
3 2 (25.00%) Symantec
3 2 (25.00%) IBM
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle
4 1 (12.50%) Sybase
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco
4 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
4 1 (12.50%) F5
4 1 (12.50%) HP
4 1 (12.50%) Dell