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

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Specialist
Rank 389 337 349
Rank change year-on-year
-52 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 54 111 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.26% 0.49% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.52% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 48 91 76
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,300 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £46,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- -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
19673 21309 20287
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 94.66% 94.78% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 16421 16755 16735
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 £60,000 £60,000 £62,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 +4 20 £32,500 -7.14% 3
Berkshire -26 12 £40,000 +9.58% 1
West Sussex -10 9 £36,000 +18.03% 1
Hampshire +16 8 £32,500 -7.14%
Buckinghamshire -12 5 £25,000 -9.09% 1
Oxfordshire +2 1 £52,500 +66.66% 1
Kent -9 1 - -
Support Specialist
England

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 75 (61.98%) Windows
2 46 (38.02%) SQL Server
3 43 (35.54%) SQL
4 39 (32.23%) Active Directory
5 35 (28.93%) Microsoft
6 33 (27.27%) VMware
7 31 (25.62%) ITIL
8 24 (19.83%) TCP/IP
9 21 (17.36%) Firewall
10 20 (16.53%) Linux
10 20 (16.53%) SQL Server 2008
11 19 (15.70%) SQL Server 2012
11 19 (15.70%) SharePoint
12 18 (14.88%) MS Excel
12 18 (14.88%) SLA
12 18 (14.88%) MS Office
12 18 (14.88%) SAN
12 18 (14.88%) vSphere
13 17 (14.05%) Office 365
13 17 (14.05%) Windows Server 2008
14 16 (13.22%) Windows Server 2003
14 16 (13.22%) DNS
14 16 (13.22%) EMC
15 15 (12.40%) MS Exchange
15 15 (12.40%) Finance
15 15 (12.40%) VMware ESXi
16 14 (11.57%) VMware Infrastructure
16 14 (11.57%) Internet
17 13 (10.74%) Windows Server 2012
18 12 (9.92%) Fibre Channel

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

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 19 (15.70%) SharePoint
2 15 (12.40%) MS Exchange
3 11 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (7.44%) WebLogic
5 8 (6.61%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (5.79%) IBM Notes
7 6 (4.96%) IIS
8 5 (4.13%) Tomcat
9 4 (3.31%) JBoss
9 4 (3.31%) WebSphere
10 3 (2.48%) CMS
10 3 (2.48%) Lotus Domino
10 3 (2.48%) Apache
11 2 (1.65%) Drupal
12 1 (0.83%) SAP Portal
12 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.83%) NetWeaver
12 1 (0.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 18 (14.88%) MS Office
1 18 (14.88%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.48%) SOLIDWORKS
3 2 (1.65%) PrintSoft PReS
3 2 (1.65%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 3 (2.48%) Movex
1 3 (2.48%) Infor M3
2 2 (1.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.83%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (14.05%) Office 365
2 4 (3.31%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (3.31%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.48%) Google Apps
4 2 (1.65%) Google Drive
5 1 (0.83%) IaaS
5 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 24 (19.83%) TCP/IP
2 21 (17.36%) Firewall
3 18 (14.88%) SAN
4 16 (13.22%) DNS
5 14 (11.57%) Internet
6 12 (9.92%) Fibre Channel
6 12 (9.92%) LAN
6 12 (9.92%) WAN
7 9 (7.44%) WebEx
8 8 (6.61%) DHCP
9 7 (5.79%) VPN
10 5 (4.13%) Network Security
10 5 (4.13%) LDAP
11 3 (2.48%) MPLS
12 2 (1.65%) iSCSI
12 2 (1.65%) NAS
13 1 (0.83%) Wireless
13 1 (0.83%) SSL
13 1 (0.83%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (38.02%) SQL Server
2 20 (16.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (15.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (6.61%) NoSQL
5 5 (4.13%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (3.31%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (2.48%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (2.48%) MS Access
8 2 (1.65%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.83%) SAP BI
9 1 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.83%) MySQL
9 1 (0.83%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.83%) QlikView
9 1 (0.83%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 5 (4.13%) HP UFT
2 3 (2.48%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.65%) Subversion
4 1 (0.83%) JIRA
General
1 15 (12.40%) Finance
2 8 (6.61%) German Language
3 5 (4.13%) Marketing
3 5 (4.13%) French Language
4 4 (3.31%) Spanish Language
5 3 (2.48%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.65%) Electronics
6 2 (1.65%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.65%) Automotive
6 2 (1.65%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.65%) Banking
6 2 (1.65%) Retail
7 1 (0.83%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.83%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.83%) Advertising
7 1 (0.83%) Legal
7 1 (0.83%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.09%) .NET
2 10 (8.26%) HTML
3 8 (6.61%) ZeroMQ
4 7 (5.79%) CSS
5 6 (4.96%) ASP.NET
6 5 (4.13%) Application Packaging
7 4 (3.31%) Web Services
8 3 (2.48%) XML
8 3 (2.48%) EDI
8 3 (2.48%) JSP
9 1 (0.83%) SAP PI
9 1 (0.83%) Middleware
9 1 (0.83%) Web Dynpro
9 1 (0.83%) LAMP
9 1 (0.83%) SAP XI
9 1 (0.83%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.61%) Computer Science
2 7 (5.79%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.96%) EMC VNX
4 4 (3.31%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.48%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.48%) Graphic Design
6 2 (1.65%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.83%) NHS
7 1 (0.83%) AS400
7 1 (0.83%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 75 (61.98%) Windows
2 20 (16.53%) Linux
3 17 (14.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (13.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (10.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (9.09%) Windows 7
6 11 (9.09%) Windows XP
7 10 (8.26%) Windows 2000
8 5 (4.13%) Windows 8
9 4 (3.31%) CentOS
10 3 (2.48%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.65%) Solaris
12 1 (0.83%) UNIX
12 1 (0.83%) AIX
12 1 (0.83%) SUSE
12 1 (0.83%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.83%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (25.62%) ITIL
2 9 (7.44%) SIEM
3 8 (6.61%) E-Commerce
4 7 (5.79%) ERP
4 7 (5.79%) Project Management
4 7 (5.79%) Information Security
4 7 (5.79%) Test Scripting
5 5 (4.13%) Document Management
5 5 (4.13%) Cyber Security
5 5 (4.13%) Mentoring
6 4 (3.31%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (3.31%) Analytics
6 4 (3.31%) Customer Analytics
6 4 (3.31%) Customer Engagement
6 4 (3.31%) Business Continuity
6 4 (3.31%) CRM
6 4 (3.31%) MVC
6 4 (3.31%) Service Management
6 4 (3.31%) Change Management
7 3 (2.48%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 43 (35.54%) SQL
2 11 (9.09%) Java
3 10 (8.26%) JavaScript
4 7 (5.79%) T-SQL
5 5 (4.13%) VB
5 5 (4.13%) VB.NET
6 4 (3.31%) C#
6 4 (3.31%) PL/SQL
7 3 (2.48%) Bash Shell
7 3 (2.48%) Perl
8 2 (1.65%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.65%) Python
9 1 (0.83%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.83%) AWK
9 1 (0.83%) sed
9 1 (0.83%) C++
9 1 (0.83%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 11 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 9 (7.44%) Degree
3 7 (5.79%) Check Point Certification
3 7 (5.79%) CCSA
3 7 (5.79%) CCSE
4 6 (4.96%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (4.13%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (4.13%) MCSE
5 5 (4.13%) CCNA
5 5 (4.13%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (4.13%) DV Cleared
6 4 (3.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 4 (3.31%) MCP
7 3 (2.48%) A+ Certification
7 3 (2.48%) MCSA
8 2 (1.65%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (0.83%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.83%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.83%) PMP
9 1 (0.83%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (14.88%) SLA
2 5 (4.13%) QA
2 5 (4.13%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.83%) PMBOK
System Software
1 39 (32.23%) Active Directory
2 18 (14.88%) vSphere
3 15 (12.40%) VMware ESXi
4 14 (11.57%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (6.61%) VMware ESX
6 6 (4.96%) XenApp
7 4 (3.31%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.83%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (6.61%) SCCM
2 4 (3.31%) Backup Exec
2 4 (3.31%) WMI
3 1 (0.83%) WSUS
3 1 (0.83%) Nagios
3 1 (0.83%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.83%) ZABBIX
3 1 (0.83%) logstash
Vendors
1 35 (28.93%) Microsoft
2 33 (27.27%) VMware
3 16 (13.22%) EMC
4 10 (8.26%) Citrix
5 8 (6.61%) HP
6 7 (5.79%) Lotus
6 7 (5.79%) CheckPoint
6 7 (5.79%) WatchGuard
6 7 (5.79%) Kaspersky
7 5 (4.13%) Google
7 5 (4.13%) Avaya
7 5 (4.13%) Oracle
8 4 (3.31%) Adobe
8 4 (3.31%) Hyperion
9 3 (2.48%) NetApp
9 3 (2.48%) Baan
9 3 (2.48%) SAP
9 3 (2.48%) Cisco
9 3 (2.48%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (2.48%) Tripwire
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