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 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Specialist
Rank 149 149 141
Rank change year-on-year
0 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 12 6 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.33% 0.19% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.21% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 12 5 19
Average salary £35,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,600 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £39,500 £40,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +4.16%
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
3487 2925 2990
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 94.78% 94.60% 93.79%
Number of salaries quoted 2236 1923 2073
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 27 August 2014.

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 27 August 2014. 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
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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
Glasgow -2 7 £39,000 +41.81% 2
Edinburgh -9 3 £32,500 -7.14%
Aberdeen - 1 £42,000 -
Fife - 1 £26,000 -
Support Specialist
UK

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 13 (61.90%) Windows
2 10 (47.62%) Linux
3 9 (42.86%) UNIX
4 7 (33.33%) SQL
5 6 (28.57%) ITIL
6 5 (23.81%) Incident Management
7 4 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (19.05%) Telecoms
7 4 (19.05%) VMware
7 4 (19.05%) C#
8 3 (14.29%) Java
8 3 (14.29%) .NET
8 3 (14.29%) XML
8 3 (14.29%) Oracle
8 3 (14.29%) Shell Script
8 3 (14.29%) Project Management
8 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
8 3 (14.29%) Finance
8 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (14.29%) Degree
8 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (9.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (9.52%) WebSphere
9 2 (9.52%) Problem Management
9 2 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (9.52%) Banking
9 2 (9.52%) Avaya
9 2 (9.52%) Broadband
9 2 (9.52%) SMTP

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 2 (9.52%) WebLogic
1 2 (9.52%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.76%) IIS
2 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) Broadband
1 2 (9.52%) SMTP
1 2 (9.52%) SNMP
1 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
1 2 (9.52%) DNS
1 2 (9.52%) SSL
2 1 (4.76%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.76%) MySQL
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (19.05%) Telecoms
2 3 (14.29%) Finance
3 2 (9.52%) Banking
4 1 (4.76%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) .NET
1 3 (14.29%) XML
Operating Systems
1 13 (61.90%) Windows
2 10 (47.62%) Linux
3 9 (42.86%) UNIX
4 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (4.76%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) ITIL
2 5 (23.81%) Incident Management
3 3 (14.29%) Project Management
4 2 (9.52%) Problem Management
5 1 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (4.76%) Time Management
5 1 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (4.76%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (4.76%) Service Management
5 1 (4.76%) Process Management
5 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.76%) Change Management
5 1 (4.76%) Business Continuity
5 1 (4.76%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 7 (33.33%) SQL
2 4 (19.05%) C#
3 3 (14.29%) Java
3 3 (14.29%) Shell Script
4 1 (4.76%) VB
4 1 (4.76%) Perl
4 1 (4.76%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) SLA
1 2 (9.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 4 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) BMC PATROL
1 1 (4.76%) SCOM
1 1 (4.76%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) VMware
2 3 (14.29%) Oracle
2 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 2 (9.52%) Avaya
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