The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Scotland region.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Specialist
Rank 168 151 129
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 3 9 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.082% 0.27% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.086% 0.29% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 2 7 22
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% +14.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,300 £26,900 £19,850
10% offered a salary of more than £37,700 £42,500 £38,850
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
Job Titles Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3480 3127 2971
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 94.87% 95.48% 92.73%
Number of salaries quoted 2288 2075 2074
Average salary £40,000 £40,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.23% +6.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Support Specialist
UK

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
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 23 July 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
Glasgow -14 2 £39,000 +41.81%
Fife - 1 £26,000 -
Support Specialist
UK

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 9 (56.25%) Windows
2 8 (50.00%) Linux
3 7 (43.75%) SQL
4 5 (31.25%) UNIX
4 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (25.00%) XML
5 4 (25.00%) .NET
5 4 (25.00%) C#
5 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (18.75%) WebLogic
6 3 (18.75%) Finance
6 3 (18.75%) Shell Script
6 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (18.75%) Retail
6 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (18.75%) Degree
7 2 (12.50%) Change Management
7 2 (12.50%) WebSphere
7 2 (12.50%) CA Endevor
7 2 (12.50%) Project Management
7 2 (12.50%) Banking
7 2 (12.50%) ITIL
7 2 (12.50%) Oracle
7 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
7 2 (12.50%) DB2
7 2 (12.50%) COBOL
7 2 (12.50%) Java
7 2 (12.50%) SAN
7 2 (12.50%) CICS
7 2 (12.50%) Assembly Language

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 3 (18.75%) WebLogic
2 2 (12.50%) CICS
2 2 (12.50%) WebSphere
3 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) SMTP
1 2 (12.50%) SNMP
1 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
1 2 (12.50%) DNS
1 2 (12.50%) SSL
1 2 (12.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) DB2
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (6.25%) MySQL
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
1 3 (18.75%) Retail
2 2 (12.50%) Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) .NET
1 4 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Windows
2 8 (50.00%) Linux
3 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (31.25%) UNIX
4 2 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (6.25%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (12.50%) Change Management
1 2 (12.50%) ITIL
1 2 (12.50%) Project Management
1 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (6.25%) Service Management
2 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
2 1 (6.25%) Business Continuity
2 1 (6.25%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (6.25%) Data Management
2 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
2 1 (6.25%) Workforce Management Optimization
2 1 (6.25%) Problem Management
2 1 (6.25%) Time Management
2 1 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) SQL
2 4 (25.00%) C#
3 3 (18.75%) Shell Script
4 2 (12.50%) Assembly Language
4 2 (12.50%) COBOL
4 2 (12.50%) Java
5 1 (6.25%) Perl
5 1 (6.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) MCSE
2 1 (6.25%) CCNA
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) CA Endevor
2 1 (6.25%) SCOM
2 1 (6.25%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (6.25%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle
3 1 (6.25%) JBoss
3 1 (6.25%) Avaya
3 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
3 1 (6.25%) Verint
3 1 (6.25%) LexisNexis