The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Specialist role in IT jobs advertised for the South East 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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Specialist
Rank 342 296 320
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +24
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 94 114 122
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.45% 0.57% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.61% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 77 78 112
Average salary £45,000 £39,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% +5.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,079 £20,500 £26,150
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £39,000 £34,500
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +13.04%
Support Specialist
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the South East 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
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
19829 18833 20898
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 95.60% 94.60% 95.19%
Number of salaries quoted 16199 15045 18115
Average salary £42,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.17% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £58,500 £62,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Support Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Support Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Support Specialist
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Support Specialist Salary Trend in the South East

Support Specialist
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Support Specialist across the South East region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Support Specialist Salary Histogram in the South East

Support Specialist
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Support Specialist within the South East region over the 3 months to 30 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
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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
Berkshire -12 31 £45,000 +21.62% 1
Hampshire -16 20 £35,000 -10.25%
Buckinghamshire +7 19 £42,500 +21.42% 4
Surrey -31 15 £42,500 -15.00% 1
Middlesex +10 3 £47,500 -
East Sussex -15 3 £22,500 -
Home Counties - 2 £27,500 -
Oxfordshire -2 1 £32,500 -43.47%
Kent -8 1 £19,000 -25.49%
Support Specialist
England

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the South East 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 96 (43.24%) Windows
2 71 (31.98%) ITIL
3 59 (26.58%) SQL
4 51 (22.97%) Microsoft
5 37 (16.67%) Oracle
6 36 (16.22%) SQL Server
6 36 (16.22%) IBM
7 34 (15.32%) VMware
8 33 (14.86%) Finance
8 33 (14.86%) WebSphere
9 32 (14.41%) WebSphere Application Server
9 32 (14.41%) Windows Server 2008
10 30 (13.51%) VMware Infrastructure
11 29 (13.06%) Service Delivery
12 28 (12.61%) Active Directory
12 28 (12.61%) Lotus
12 28 (12.61%) WebSphere Portal
13 27 (12.16%) Hyper-V
13 27 (12.16%) Quickr
13 27 (12.16%) Windows Server 2003
13 27 (12.16%) Lotus Domino
13 27 (12.16%) Service Management
14 24 (10.81%) Change Management
15 23 (10.36%) Citrix
15 23 (10.36%) TCP/IP
16 22 (9.91%) Linux
16 22 (9.91%) MS Office
17 21 (9.46%) IIS
17 21 (9.46%) UNIX
17 21 (9.46%) MS Excel

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the South East 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 33 (14.86%) WebSphere
2 32 (14.41%) WebSphere Application Server
3 28 (12.61%) WebSphere Portal
4 27 (12.16%) Quickr
4 27 (12.16%) Lotus Domino
5 21 (9.46%) IIS
6 18 (8.11%) IBM Notes
6 18 (8.11%) MS Exchange
7 12 (5.41%) SharePoint
8 7 (3.15%) Lync
9 6 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (2.70%) WebLogic
9 6 (2.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (2.25%) IBM HTTP Server
10 5 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (1.80%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (1.80%) Apache
11 4 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2003
11 4 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (1.80%) CMS
Applications
1 22 (9.91%) MS Office
2 21 (9.46%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (4.95%) Agresso
2 8 (3.60%) Siebel Analytics
3 7 (3.15%) SAP PP
4 1 (0.45%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 17 (7.66%) SaaS
2 3 (1.35%) Office 365
3 1 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.45%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 23 (10.36%) TCP/IP
2 20 (9.01%) DNS
3 15 (6.76%) Firewall
4 9 (4.05%) SAN
4 9 (4.05%) SSL
5 8 (3.60%) DHCP
5 8 (3.60%) VPN
6 7 (3.15%) HTTP
7 6 (2.70%) Unified Communications
7 6 (2.70%) WAN
7 6 (2.70%) IP Telephony
7 6 (2.70%) Cisco IPT
7 6 (2.70%) Wireless
8 5 (2.25%) LDAP
8 5 (2.25%) FTP
8 5 (2.25%) VoIP
8 5 (2.25%) LAN
9 4 (1.80%) SNMP
9 4 (1.80%) Network Security
10 3 (1.35%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (16.22%) SQL Server
2 18 (8.11%) SQL Server 2000
3 16 (7.21%) Oracle Database
3 16 (7.21%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (0.90%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.90%) Big Data
4 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.90%) RDBMS
4 2 (0.90%) Data Mining
4 2 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.90%) DB2
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle Discoverer
5 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (0.90%) SoapUI
1 2 (0.90%) Visual Studio
1 2 (0.90%) Subversion
General
1 33 (14.86%) Finance
2 14 (6.31%) Telecoms
3 12 (5.41%) Banking
4 8 (3.60%) Marketing
5 6 (2.70%) Advertising
6 4 (1.80%) Multimedia
7 2 (0.90%) French Language
7 2 (0.90%) German Language
7 2 (0.90%) Korean Language
7 2 (0.90%) Publishing
7 2 (0.90%) Front Office
8 1 (0.45%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.95%) XML
2 9 (4.05%) .NET
3 7 (3.15%) Middleware
4 6 (2.70%) XSLT
4 6 (2.70%) XSD
5 5 (2.25%) J2EE
5 5 (2.25%) SOAP
5 5 (2.25%) Web Services
5 5 (2.25%) ASP.NET
5 5 (2.25%) JMS
5 5 (2.25%) WSDL
5 5 (2.25%) XML Schema
5 5 (2.25%) WebSphere MQ
5 5 (2.25%) RESTful
6 4 (1.80%) CSS
6 4 (1.80%) HTML
7 3 (1.35%) JSP
8 2 (0.90%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.45%) JSON
9 1 (0.45%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.21%) HACMP
2 13 (5.86%) Management Information System
3 9 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.15%) Mobile App
4 7 (3.15%) Video Conferencing
5 5 (2.25%) PKI
5 5 (2.25%) Algorithms
5 5 (2.25%) DataPower
6 3 (1.35%) Clustering
6 3 (1.35%) Blackberry
7 2 (0.90%) Mobile Computing
7 2 (0.90%) Visualisation
7 2 (0.90%) Replication
8 1 (0.45%) CLARiiON
8 1 (0.45%) VLE
8 1 (0.45%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.45%) Social Media
8 1 (0.45%) iPhone
8 1 (0.45%) iPad
8 1 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 96 (43.24%) Windows
2 32 (14.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 27 (12.16%) Windows Server 2003
4 22 (9.91%) Linux
5 21 (9.46%) UNIX
6 19 (8.56%) AIX
7 13 (5.86%) Windows 7
7 13 (5.86%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (5.41%) Solaris
9 8 (3.60%) Apple iOS
10 6 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (2.70%) Windows 8
10 6 (2.70%) Windows XP
11 5 (2.25%) Android
12 4 (1.80%) CentOS
12 4 (1.80%) Mac OS X Server
13 3 (1.35%) HPUX
13 3 (1.35%) Windows 2000
13 3 (1.35%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.90%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (31.98%) ITIL
2 29 (13.06%) Service Delivery
3 27 (12.16%) Service Management
4 24 (10.81%) Change Management
5 17 (7.66%) Project Management
6 12 (5.41%) Logistics
6 12 (5.41%) Systems Analysis
7 10 (4.50%) Analytics
8 9 (4.05%) Asset Management
9 8 (3.60%) Campaign Management
9 8 (3.60%) Time Management
10 7 (3.15%) SAP Implementation
11 6 (2.70%) SOA
12 5 (2.25%) Migration
12 5 (2.25%) Document Management
12 5 (2.25%) ERP
12 5 (2.25%) Change Control
13 4 (1.80%) OpenUP
13 4 (1.80%) Agile Software Development
13 4 (1.80%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 59 (26.58%) SQL
2 17 (7.66%) Perl
3 12 (5.41%) Shell Script
4 8 (3.60%) Java
5 6 (2.70%) T-SQL
5 6 (2.70%) XPath
6 5 (2.25%) Jython
6 5 (2.25%) Korn
6 5 (2.25%) C#
6 5 (2.25%) PowerShell
7 4 (1.80%) VBScript
8 3 (1.35%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.35%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.90%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.90%) VB
9 2 (0.90%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.90%) VBA
10 1 (0.45%) C++
10 1 (0.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (4.95%) Security Cleared
2 10 (4.50%) IBM Certification
2 10 (4.50%) Degree
3 7 (3.15%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.15%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (2.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 6 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (2.70%) CCNP
4 6 (2.70%) MCSE
4 6 (2.70%) CCVP
5 5 (2.25%) DV Cleared
5 5 (2.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (2.25%) MCSA
5 5 (2.25%) CCA
5 5 (2.25%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (1.35%) A+ Certification
6 3 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.90%) ISEB
7 2 (0.90%) CCSE
7 2 (0.90%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (8.11%) SLA
2 16 (7.21%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 30 (13.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (12.61%) Active Directory
3 27 (12.16%) Hyper-V
4 11 (4.95%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 5 (2.25%) ISA Server
6 4 (1.80%) XenApp
7 2 (0.90%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 13 (5.86%) Tivoli
2 11 (4.95%) Tivoli Configuration Manager
2 11 (4.95%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 11 (4.95%) Tivoli NetView
3 9 (4.05%) SCCM
4 8 (3.60%) Backup Exec
5 7 (3.15%) SCOM
6 6 (2.70%) Cisco CUCM
7 5 (2.25%) CA SiteMinder
8 4 (1.80%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (1.80%) WMI
9 2 (0.90%) Control-M
9 2 (0.90%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 51 (22.97%) Microsoft
2 37 (16.67%) Oracle
3 36 (16.22%) IBM
4 34 (15.32%) VMware
5 28 (12.61%) Lotus
6 23 (10.36%) Citrix
7 16 (7.21%) Cisco
8 10 (4.50%) Symantec
9 9 (4.05%) Sun
10 8 (3.60%) SAP
10 8 (3.60%) Siebel
11 7 (3.15%) Informatica
11 7 (3.15%) Apple
12 6 (2.70%) Red Hat
12 6 (2.70%) HP
12 6 (2.70%) Polycom
12 6 (2.70%) Tandberg
13 5 (2.25%) Remedy
14 4 (1.80%) Sophos
14 4 (1.80%) Veritas
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