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 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Specialist
Rank 392 358 372
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 51 90 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.25% 0.40% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.42% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 43 79 66
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,300 £25,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £43,000 £51,250
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
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
19719 21546 20976
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 94.92% 95.04% 95.07%
Number of salaries quoted 16238 17250 17300
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £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 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 July 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 July 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
Surrey +6 24 £38,750 +10.71% 1
Hampshire +4 14 £44,000 +40.35%
Berkshire -9 9 £40,000 +9.58% 2
Buckinghamshire -3 3 £26,500 -10.16% 1
Kent 0 1 - -
Support Specialist
England

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 64 (58.72%) Windows
2 39 (35.78%) SQL Server
3 38 (34.86%) SQL
4 34 (31.19%) Active Directory
5 31 (28.44%) ITIL
6 29 (26.61%) VMware
7 28 (25.69%) Microsoft
8 23 (21.10%) TCP/IP
9 18 (16.51%) Firewall
9 18 (16.51%) SAN
9 18 (16.51%) SQL Server 2008
9 18 (16.51%) vSphere
9 18 (16.51%) SQL Server 2012
10 17 (15.60%) Internet
11 16 (14.68%) EMC
11 16 (14.68%) DNS
11 16 (14.68%) Linux
11 16 (14.68%) Java
12 15 (13.76%) MS Excel
12 15 (13.76%) SharePoint
12 15 (13.76%) Finance
12 15 (13.76%) Office 365
13 14 (12.84%) VMware ESXi
13 14 (12.84%) Windows Server 2003
14 13 (11.93%) SLA
14 13 (11.93%) Windows Server 2008
14 13 (11.93%) Security Cleared
15 12 (11.01%) VMware Infrastructure
15 12 (11.01%) Fibre Channel
15 12 (11.01%) MS Exchange

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 15 (13.76%) SharePoint
2 12 (11.01%) MS Exchange
3 11 (10.09%) WebLogic
4 10 (9.17%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (7.34%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (6.42%) WebSphere
6 7 (6.42%) IIS
6 7 (6.42%) IBM Notes
7 5 (4.59%) Tomcat
8 4 (3.67%) JBoss
9 3 (2.75%) Lotus Domino
9 3 (2.75%) CMS
10 2 (1.83%) Drupal
10 2 (1.83%) SAP Portal
10 2 (1.83%) Apache
10 2 (1.83%) NetWeaver
10 2 (1.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.92%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 15 (13.76%) MS Excel
2 11 (10.09%) MS Office
3 2 (1.83%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.75%) Movex
1 3 (2.75%) Infor M3
2 2 (1.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.83%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (13.76%) Office 365
2 7 (6.42%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (4.59%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.75%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.92%) IaaS
5 1 (0.92%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 23 (21.10%) TCP/IP
2 18 (16.51%) SAN
2 18 (16.51%) Firewall
3 17 (15.60%) Internet
4 16 (14.68%) DNS
5 12 (11.01%) Fibre Channel
6 10 (9.17%) LAN
7 9 (8.26%) WAN
7 9 (8.26%) WebEx
8 8 (7.34%) DHCP
9 5 (4.59%) VPN
9 5 (4.59%) Network Security
10 4 (3.67%) LDAP
11 3 (2.75%) MPLS
12 2 (1.83%) DMZ
12 2 (1.83%) Unified Communications
12 2 (1.83%) IP Telephony
12 2 (1.83%) Cisco IPT
12 2 (1.83%) Telepresence
13 1 (0.92%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (35.78%) SQL Server
2 18 (16.51%) SQL Server 2008
2 18 (16.51%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (7.34%) NoSQL
4 4 (3.67%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (2.75%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (1.83%) SAP BI
6 2 (1.83%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.83%) DB2
7 1 (0.92%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.92%) MS Access
7 1 (0.92%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.92%) QlikView
7 1 (0.92%) BusinessObjects XI
7 1 (0.92%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (4.59%) HP UFT
2 3 (2.75%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.83%) Subversion
4 1 (0.92%) JIRA
General
1 15 (13.76%) Finance
2 8 (7.34%) German Language
3 7 (6.42%) French Language
4 5 (4.59%) Spanish Language
5 3 (2.75%) Marketing
5 3 (2.75%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.83%) Automotive
6 2 (1.83%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.83%) Banking
6 2 (1.83%) Retail
6 2 (1.83%) Electronics
7 1 (0.92%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.92%) Legal
7 1 (0.92%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.26%) .NET
2 8 (7.34%) ZeroMQ
3 6 (5.50%) Web Services
3 6 (5.50%) HTML
4 5 (4.59%) Application Packaging
5 3 (2.75%) CSS
5 3 (2.75%) JSP
6 2 (1.83%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.83%) XML
6 2 (1.83%) SAP PI
6 2 (1.83%) Middleware
6 2 (1.83%) Web Dynpro
6 2 (1.83%) SAP XI
7 1 (0.92%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.92%) WCF
7 1 (0.92%) WPF
7 1 (0.92%) EDI
7 1 (0.92%) JMS
7 1 (0.92%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.34%) Computer Science
2 6 (5.50%) EMC VNX
3 4 (3.67%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.75%) Graphic Design
4 3 (2.75%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.75%) Replication
4 3 (2.75%) Clustering
4 3 (2.75%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.83%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.83%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.83%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.92%) PDA
6 1 (0.92%) AS400
6 1 (0.92%) NHS
6 1 (0.92%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 64 (58.72%) Windows
2 16 (14.68%) Linux
3 14 (12.84%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (11.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (10.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (9.17%) Windows 7
6 10 (9.17%) Windows XP
7 9 (8.26%) Windows 2000
8 6 (5.50%) AIX
9 5 (4.59%) UNIX
10 4 (3.67%) Solaris
11 3 (2.75%) HPUX
11 3 (2.75%) Windows 8
11 3 (2.75%) CentOS
11 3 (2.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (2.75%) SUSE
12 1 (0.92%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (28.44%) ITIL
2 9 (8.26%) SIEM
3 7 (6.42%) Test Scripting
3 7 (6.42%) E-Commerce
4 5 (4.59%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (4.59%) MVC
4 5 (4.59%) Information Security
4 5 (4.59%) Cyber Security
4 5 (4.59%) Performance Monitoring
4 5 (4.59%) Mentoring
5 4 (3.67%) Analytics
5 4 (3.67%) Customer Analytics
5 4 (3.67%) Business Continuity
5 4 (3.67%) Customer Engagement
5 4 (3.67%) Document Management
5 4 (3.67%) Service Management
6 3 (2.75%) Project Management
6 3 (2.75%) ITSM
6 3 (2.75%) ERP
6 3 (2.75%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 38 (34.86%) SQL
2 16 (14.68%) Java
3 6 (5.50%) JavaScript
3 6 (5.50%) T-SQL
4 5 (4.59%) VB
4 5 (4.59%) C#
5 3 (2.75%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.83%) Google Apps Script
6 2 (1.83%) ABAP
6 2 (1.83%) Python
6 2 (1.83%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.92%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.92%) Jython
7 1 (0.92%) C++
7 1 (0.92%) Perl
7 1 (0.92%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (11.93%) Security Cleared
2 10 (9.17%) Degree
3 7 (6.42%) CCSA
3 7 (6.42%) CCSE
3 7 (6.42%) Check Point Certification
4 5 (4.59%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (4.59%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (4.59%) CCNA
4 5 (4.59%) DV Cleared
5 4 (3.67%) MCSE
5 4 (3.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (3.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (2.75%) MCP
6 3 (2.75%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.92%) MOS
7 1 (0.92%) MCITP
7 1 (0.92%) MCSA
7 1 (0.92%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (11.93%) SLA
2 5 (4.59%) QA
2 5 (4.59%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 34 (31.19%) Active Directory
2 18 (16.51%) vSphere
3 14 (12.84%) VMware ESXi
4 12 (11.01%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (7.34%) VMware ESX
6 5 (4.59%) XenApp
7 3 (2.75%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.92%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (5.50%) SCCM
2 4 (3.67%) Backup Exec
2 4 (3.67%) WMI
3 2 (1.83%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 29 (26.61%) VMware
2 28 (25.69%) Microsoft
3 16 (14.68%) EMC
4 9 (8.26%) Citrix
5 7 (6.42%) CheckPoint
5 7 (6.42%) Lotus
5 7 (6.42%) WatchGuard
5 7 (6.42%) Kaspersky
6 5 (4.59%) HP
7 4 (3.67%) Avaya
8 3 (2.75%) Hitachi
8 3 (2.75%) Sun
8 3 (2.75%) SAP
8 3 (2.75%) Cisco
8 3 (2.75%) Red Hat
8 3 (2.75%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (2.75%) Google
9 2 (1.83%) Tandberg
9 2 (1.83%) Oracle
10 1 (0.92%) Bloomberg
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