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

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Specialist
Rank 138 146 151
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 17 14 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.55% 0.43% 0.097%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.45% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 15 10 3
Average salary £41,500 £35,375 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.31% +41.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £31,910 £22,200
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £50,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
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
2924 3112 2986
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 94.81% 95.05% 96.85%
Number of salaries quoted 1965 1980 2122
Average salary £40,500 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.57% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,104 £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 22 December 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 22 December 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
(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 -13 4 £42,000 +16.66%
Glasgow +11 2 £39,000 +41.81%
Stirling - 1 £42,500 -
Fife - 1 £25,500 -
Support Specialist
UK

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 19 (52.78%) UNIX
2 17 (47.22%) Oracle
3 14 (38.89%) Linux
3 14 (38.89%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (36.11%) Windows
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%) Finance
7 8 (22.22%) Middleware
8 7 (19.44%) Web Services
8 7 (19.44%) SLA
8 7 (19.44%) Performance Tuning
8 7 (19.44%) SC Cleared
8 7 (19.44%) Security Cleared
9 6 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 5 (13.89%) Degree
11 4 (11.11%) Project Management
11 4 (11.11%) SQL
12 3 (8.33%) Shell Script
12 3 (8.33%) Banking
12 3 (8.33%) Problem Management
12 3 (8.33%) Coaching
12 3 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
13 2 (5.56%) Oracle Database

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 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 14 (38.89%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.56%) Mainframe
2 2 (5.56%) DataPower
3 1 (2.78%) SWIFT
3 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 19 (52.78%) 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 4 (11.11%) Project Management
5 3 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (8.33%) Problem Management
5 3 (8.33%) Coaching
6 2 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (5.56%) Performance Analysis
6 2 (5.56%) Service Management
6 2 (5.56%) Risk Management
6 2 (5.56%) Risk Assessment
7 1 (2.78%) Workforce Management Optimization
7 1 (2.78%) Process Management
7 1 (2.78%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (2.78%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (2.78%) Time Management
7 1 (2.78%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 10 (27.78%) Java
2 4 (11.11%) SQL
3 3 (8.33%) 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 5 (13.89%) 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 2 (5.56%) 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 17 (47.22%) Oracle
2 9 (25.00%) VMware
3 2 (5.56%) Avaya
3 2 (5.56%) Red Hat
3 2 (5.56%) Business Objects
4 1 (2.78%) IBM
4 1 (2.78%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.78%) Sun
Scotland
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Good benefits
Posted: 5 days ago