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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Specialist
Rank 385 373 306
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -67
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 63 91 140
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.33% 0.44% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.45% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 60 77 89
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £27,079 £21,300
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £35,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -10.25%
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
18561 20260 19832
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 96.45% 97.05% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 15896 16537 15701
Average salary £44,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £61,250
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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
West Sussex - 25 £42,500 - 3
Berkshire -21 17 £45,000 -
Surrey +12 16 £32,500 -23.52%
Kent +5 4 £36,250 +90.78% 1
Buckinghamshire -18 3 £42,500 -
Hampshire +2 1 £64,000 +82.85% 1
Support Specialist
England

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 89 (53.61%) Windows
2 79 (47.59%) SQL
3 74 (44.58%) Windows Server
4 70 (42.17%) Linux
5 51 (30.72%) Oracle
6 36 (21.69%) SharePoint
7 34 (20.48%) ERP
7 34 (20.48%) BusinessObjects
8 33 (19.88%) Microsoft
9 31 (18.67%) Active Directory
10 30 (18.07%) SQL Server
11 29 (17.47%) CRM
12 28 (16.87%) Hyperion
13 26 (15.66%) MS Office
14 22 (13.25%) VMware
14 22 (13.25%) ITIL
15 21 (12.65%) EDI
16 20 (12.05%) JavaScript
16 20 (12.05%) HTML
17 19 (11.45%) CSS
17 19 (11.45%) MS Excel
18 18 (10.84%) SOLIDWORKS
19 17 (10.24%) Baan
20 16 (9.64%) SLA
20 16 (9.64%) Tripwire
20 16 (9.64%) Oracle Linux
20 16 (9.64%) Concur
21 15 (9.04%) Google
21 15 (9.04%) Windows Server 2008
22 14 (8.43%) Java

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 36 (21.69%) SharePoint
2 12 (7.23%) MS Exchange
3 6 (3.61%) IIS
3 6 (3.61%) Skype for Business
3 6 (3.61%) Tomcat
4 5 (3.01%) Apache
4 5 (3.01%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (2.41%) CMS
6 3 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.81%) JBoss
6 3 (1.81%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.20%) IBM Notes
7 2 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.60%) Confluence
8 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.60%) SAS
Applications
1 26 (15.66%) MS Office
2 19 (11.45%) MS Excel
3 18 (10.84%) SOLIDWORKS
4 5 (3.01%) PrintSoft PReS
5 3 (1.81%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (1.20%) MS Project
7 1 (0.60%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (3.01%) PlanetPress Connect
2 3 (1.81%) WebTrends
3 2 (1.20%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.60%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.02%) Office 365
2 4 (2.41%) Google Apps
2 4 (2.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.81%) Google Analytics
3 3 (1.81%) SaaS
4 2 (1.20%) Google Drive
5 1 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.60%) IaaS
5 1 (0.60%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (8.43%) Firewall
2 13 (7.83%) DNS
3 9 (5.42%) VPN
4 7 (4.22%) SAN
5 6 (3.61%) DHCP
5 6 (3.61%) LAN
5 6 (3.61%) TCP/IP
6 5 (3.01%) WAN
7 4 (2.41%) NAS
7 4 (2.41%) Network Security
7 4 (2.41%) Unified Communications
8 3 (1.81%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 3 (1.81%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 2 (1.20%) FTP
9 2 (1.20%) Internet
9 2 (1.20%) iSCSI
9 2 (1.20%) WebEx
9 2 (1.20%) Wireless
10 1 (0.60%) DMZ
10 1 (0.60%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (20.48%) BusinessObjects
2 30 (18.07%) SQL Server
3 6 (3.61%) MS Access
4 5 (3.01%) NoSQL
5 4 (2.41%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (2.41%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.81%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (1.81%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.81%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.81%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (1.81%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.81%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.20%) Essbase
8 1 (0.60%) Hyperion Smart View
8 1 (0.60%) MySQL
8 1 (0.60%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.60%) JIRA
1 1 (0.60%) TeamCity
1 1 (0.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 10 (6.02%) Finance
2 8 (4.82%) German Language
3 7 (4.22%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.41%) Banking
5 3 (1.81%) French Language
5 3 (1.81%) Italian Language
5 3 (1.81%) Japanese Language
5 3 (1.81%) Korean Language
6 2 (1.20%) Games
6 2 (1.20%) Marketing
6 2 (1.20%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.60%) Advertising
7 1 (0.60%) Front Office
7 1 (0.60%) Legal
7 1 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.60%) Retail
7 1 (0.60%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (12.65%) EDI
2 20 (12.05%) HTML
3 19 (11.45%) CSS
4 13 (7.83%) .NET
5 11 (6.63%) ASP.NET
6 5 (3.01%) ZeroMQ
7 4 (2.41%) XML
8 3 (1.81%) J2EE
8 3 (1.81%) Middleware
9 1 (0.60%) JSP
9 1 (0.60%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.42%) Computer Science
3 5 (3.01%) Blackberry
4 4 (2.41%) Clustering
4 4 (2.41%) Digital Media
4 4 (2.41%) Replication
4 4 (2.41%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.20%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.60%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.60%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.60%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 89 (53.61%) Windows
2 74 (44.58%) Windows Server
3 70 (42.17%) Linux
4 16 (9.64%) Oracle Linux
5 15 (9.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (6.02%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (5.42%) Android
8 8 (4.82%) Unix
9 7 (4.22%) Windows 8
9 7 (4.22%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (3.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (3.01%) Windows 10
11 5 (3.01%) Windows XP
12 4 (2.41%) Apple iOS
12 4 (2.41%) CentOS
12 4 (2.41%) Windows 7
13 3 (1.81%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.60%) AIX
14 1 (0.60%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.60%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (20.48%) ERP
2 29 (17.47%) CRM
3 22 (13.25%) ITIL
4 10 (6.02%) Change Management
5 9 (5.42%) Data Management
5 9 (5.42%) Kalman Filter
6 8 (4.82%) Incident Management
6 8 (4.82%) Project Management
7 7 (4.22%) High Availability
8 5 (3.01%) Data Architecture
8 5 (3.01%) Data Protection
8 5 (3.01%) DevOps
8 5 (3.01%) Presales
8 5 (3.01%) SIEM
9 4 (2.41%) Content Management
9 4 (2.41%) Cybersecurity
9 4 (2.41%) Email Filtering
9 4 (2.41%) ITIL V2
9 4 (2.41%) Web Filtering
10 3 (1.81%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 79 (47.59%) SQL
2 20 (12.05%) JavaScript
3 14 (8.43%) Java
4 11 (6.63%) VB.NET
5 5 (3.01%) PL/SQL
6 4 (2.41%) Perl
6 4 (2.41%) PowerShell
7 3 (1.81%) C#
7 3 (1.81%) C++
8 2 (1.20%) Python
8 2 (1.20%) VBA
9 1 (0.60%) AWK
9 1 (0.60%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.60%) Google Apps Script
9 1 (0.60%) sed
9 1 (0.60%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.60%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (6.63%) Degree
2 10 (6.02%) Network+ Certification
3 7 (4.22%) A+ Certification
4 5 (3.01%) CCNA
4 5 (3.01%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.81%) MCSA
5 3 (1.81%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.20%) MCP
6 2 (1.20%) MCSE
6 2 (1.20%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.60%) CCA
7 1 (0.60%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.60%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.60%) PMP
7 1 (0.60%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (9.64%) SLA
2 2 (1.20%) QA
3 1 (0.60%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.60%) PMBOK
System Software
1 31 (18.67%) Active Directory
2 10 (6.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.01%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.60%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.60%) vSphere
4 1 (0.60%) Xen
4 1 (0.60%) XenApp
4 1 (0.60%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (3.61%) NetBackup
2 4 (2.41%) Backup Exec
3 3 (1.81%) Simpana
4 2 (1.20%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (1.20%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (1.20%) Legato
5 1 (0.60%) SCCM
5 1 (0.60%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.60%) WSUS
5 1 (0.60%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 51 (30.72%) Oracle
2 33 (19.88%) Microsoft
3 28 (16.87%) Hyperion
4 22 (13.25%) VMware
5 17 (10.24%) Baan
6 16 (9.64%) Concur
6 16 (9.64%) Tripwire
7 15 (9.04%) Google
8 13 (7.83%) Adobe
9 10 (6.02%) CheckPoint
10 9 (5.42%) Cisco
10 9 (5.42%) Forcepoint
10 9 (5.42%) HP
11 8 (4.82%) EMC
11 8 (4.82%) F5
11 8 (4.82%) Red Hat
11 8 (4.82%) Symantec
12 5 (3.01%) Apple
12 5 (3.01%) Kofax
12 5 (3.01%) Veeam
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