The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Specialist role in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland 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 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Specialist
Rank 141 140 138
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 13 18 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.42% 0.55% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.57% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 13 13 9
Average salary £42,500 £36,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.05% -4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £32,400 £24,300
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £49,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,750 £39,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-5.76% +14.70%
Support Specialist
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Scotland 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
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2925 3145 2850
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 94.14% 95.39% 96.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1922 2030 1980
Average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,311 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Support Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Support Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Support Specialist
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Support Specialist Salary Trend in Scotland

Support Specialist
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Support Specialist across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015.

Support Specialist Salary Histogram in Scotland

Support Specialist
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Support Specialist within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Moray - 7 £37,500 -
Edinburgh -11 2 £42,000 +10.52%
Glasgow +9 1 £39,000 +41.81% 2
Support Specialist
UK

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 20 (55.56%) UNIX
2 18 (50.00%) Oracle
3 14 (38.89%) Linux
4 13 (36.11%) Windows
4 13 (36.11%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (27.78%) Java
5 10 (27.78%) ITIL
5 10 (27.78%) Telecoms
6 9 (25.00%) VMware
6 9 (25.00%) Change Management
6 9 (25.00%) Incident Management
6 9 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (22.22%) Middleware
7 8 (22.22%) Finance
8 7 (19.44%) Web Services
8 7 (19.44%) SLA
8 7 (19.44%) SC Cleared
8 7 (19.44%) Security Cleared
8 7 (19.44%) Performance Tuning
9 6 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 5 (13.89%) SQL
11 4 (11.11%) Shell Script
11 4 (11.11%) Degree
12 3 (8.33%) Problem Management
12 3 (8.33%) DataPower
12 3 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
12 3 (8.33%) Coaching
12 3 (8.33%) Project Management
12 3 (8.33%) Mainframe

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 1 (2.78%) WebLogic
1 1 (2.78%) IIS
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle Service Bus
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) Broadband
2 1 (2.78%) SSL
2 1 (2.78%) SAN
2 1 (2.78%) Firewall
2 1 (2.78%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.56%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.56%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.78%) DataStage
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle Forms
General
1 10 (27.78%) Telecoms
2 8 (22.22%) Finance
3 3 (8.33%) Banking
4 1 (2.78%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.78%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (22.22%) Middleware
2 7 (19.44%) Web Services
3 1 (2.78%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 13 (36.11%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.33%) Mainframe
2 3 (8.33%) DataPower
3 1 (2.78%) SWIFT
3 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 20 (55.56%) UNIX
2 14 (38.89%) Linux
3 13 (36.11%) Windows
4 8 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.78%) Solaris
6 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.78%) ITIL
2 9 (25.00%) Change Management
2 9 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 7 (19.44%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (8.33%) Problem Management
4 3 (8.33%) Project Management
4 3 (8.33%) Coaching
5 2 (5.56%) Service Management
5 2 (5.56%) Risk Management
5 2 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (5.56%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (2.78%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (2.78%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (2.78%) Time Management
6 1 (2.78%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (2.78%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (2.78%) Workforce Management Optimization
6 1 (2.78%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (27.78%) Java
2 5 (13.89%) SQL
3 4 (11.11%) Shell Script
4 2 (5.56%) C#
4 2 (5.56%) COBOL
5 1 (2.78%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (19.44%) SC Cleared
1 7 (19.44%) Security Cleared
2 4 (11.11%) Degree
3 1 (2.78%) MCSA
3 1 (2.78%) CCNA
3 1 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (19.44%) SLA
2 6 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 9 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.78%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (2.78%) Tivoli
1 1 (2.78%) Netcool
1 1 (2.78%) Netcool/OMNIbus
1 1 (2.78%) BMC PATROL
1 1 (2.78%) SCOM
1 1 (2.78%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 18 (50.00%) Oracle
2 9 (25.00%) VMware
3 3 (8.33%) Business Objects
4 2 (5.56%) Avaya
4 2 (5.56%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.78%) IBM
5 1 (2.78%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.78%) Sun
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