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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Specialist
Rank 376 375 371
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 62 67 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.30% 0.29% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.31% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 56 52 59
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,421 £22,200 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £33,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-12.00% -
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
19601 21628 21215
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 95.13% 94.78% 95.10%
Number of salaries quoted 15851 17539 17558
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 £63,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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
(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
Surrey +20 23 £41,500 +50.90% 2
Hampshire +5 13 £44,000 +39.68% 1
Berkshire -9 12 £25,000 -37.50% 2
Buckinghamshire -1 8 £37,500 - 1
West Sussex +4 3 £32,000 -26.43% 1
East Sussex - 2 - -
Oxfordshire +16 1 £22,500 -35.71%
Support Specialist
England

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (47.41%) Windows
2 48 (35.56%) ITIL
3 44 (32.59%) SQL
4 31 (22.96%) Active Directory
5 29 (21.48%) SQL Server
6 27 (20.00%) Finance
7 24 (17.78%) Microsoft
8 21 (15.56%) TCP/IP
9 20 (14.81%) VMware
10 18 (13.33%) MS Excel
11 17 (12.59%) MS Exchange
11 17 (12.59%) Firewall
12 16 (11.85%) SharePoint
12 16 (11.85%) Windows Server 2003
13 15 (11.11%) Internet
13 15 (11.11%) SAN
13 15 (11.11%) UNIX
14 14 (10.37%) Linux
14 14 (10.37%) Java
14 14 (10.37%) DNS
14 14 (10.37%) WebSphere
14 14 (10.37%) Windows Server 2008
15 13 (9.63%) Windows 7
15 13 (9.63%) EMC
15 13 (9.63%) .NET
16 12 (8.89%) WebSphere Application Server
16 12 (8.89%) IBM Notes
16 12 (8.89%) SLA
16 12 (8.89%) Lotus
16 12 (8.89%) Security Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 17 (12.59%) MS Exchange
2 16 (11.85%) SharePoint
3 14 (10.37%) WebSphere
4 12 (8.89%) WebSphere Application Server
4 12 (8.89%) IBM Notes
5 8 (5.93%) WebSphere Portal
5 8 (5.93%) Quickr
5 8 (5.93%) WebLogic
5 8 (5.93%) Lotus Domino
6 7 (5.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 7 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (2.22%) IBM HTTP Server
7 3 (2.22%) CMS
7 3 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (2.22%) IIS
8 2 (1.48%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (1.48%) Lync
8 2 (1.48%) SAP Portal
8 2 (1.48%) NetWeaver
8 2 (1.48%) Tomcat
Applications
1 18 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.22%) MS Office
3 2 (1.48%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.96%) SAP PP
2 3 (2.22%) Movex
2 3 (2.22%) Infor M3
3 2 (1.48%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.48%) SAP SRM
4 1 (0.74%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.15%) Office 365
2 7 (5.19%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.22%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.74%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 21 (15.56%) TCP/IP
2 17 (12.59%) Firewall
3 15 (11.11%) Internet
3 15 (11.11%) SAN
4 14 (10.37%) DNS
5 9 (6.67%) Fibre Channel
6 7 (5.19%) VPN
7 5 (3.70%) IP Telephony
7 5 (3.70%) Cisco IPT
7 5 (3.70%) Unified Communications
8 4 (2.96%) SSL
8 4 (2.96%) LAN
8 4 (2.96%) HTTP
8 4 (2.96%) SNMP
9 3 (2.22%) WAN
9 3 (2.22%) DHCP
9 3 (2.22%) FTP
9 3 (2.22%) LDAP
10 2 (1.48%) DMZ
10 2 (1.48%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (21.48%) SQL Server
2 10 (7.41%) SQL Server 2012
2 10 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.22%) DB2
4 2 (1.48%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.48%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (1.48%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.48%) SAP BI
5 1 (0.74%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (0.74%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 5 (3.70%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (2.96%) Visual Studio
2 4 (2.96%) Subversion
General
1 27 (20.00%) Finance
2 7 (5.19%) Banking
3 6 (4.44%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.96%) German Language
5 3 (2.22%) French Language
5 3 (2.22%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.48%) Korean Language
6 2 (1.48%) Retail
6 2 (1.48%) Front Office
7 1 (0.74%) Legal
7 1 (0.74%) Advertising
7 1 (0.74%) Publishing
7 1 (0.74%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.74%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.63%) .NET
2 11 (8.15%) XML
3 9 (6.67%) Web Services
4 7 (5.19%) Middleware
5 5 (3.70%) Application Packaging
5 5 (3.70%) ASP.NET
6 4 (2.96%) WebSphere MQ
6 4 (2.96%) XSLT
6 4 (2.96%) XSD
6 4 (2.96%) HTML
6 4 (2.96%) JMS
7 3 (2.22%) J2EE
7 3 (2.22%) SOAP
7 3 (2.22%) CSS
7 3 (2.22%) WSDL
7 3 (2.22%) XML Schema
7 3 (2.22%) RESTful
8 2 (1.48%) ZeroMQ
8 2 (1.48%) SAP PI
8 2 (1.48%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.44%) Management Information System
2 5 (3.70%) Video Conferencing
2 5 (3.70%) Computer Science
3 4 (2.96%) HACMP
4 3 (2.22%) Clustering
4 3 (2.22%) Replication
4 3 (2.22%) PKI
4 3 (2.22%) DataPower
4 3 (2.22%) Data Structures
4 3 (2.22%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.74%) AS400
5 1 (0.74%) Graphic Design
5 1 (0.74%) PDA
5 1 (0.74%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.74%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.74%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.74%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 64 (47.41%) Windows
2 16 (11.85%) Windows Server 2003
3 15 (11.11%) UNIX
4 14 (10.37%) Linux
4 14 (10.37%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (9.63%) Windows 7
6 11 (8.15%) Windows XP
7 10 (7.41%) AIX
8 7 (5.19%) Windows 2000
8 7 (5.19%) Solaris
9 5 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (2.96%) Windows 8
11 3 (2.22%) SUSE
11 3 (2.22%) HPUX
11 3 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.48%) CentOS
13 1 (0.74%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.74%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.74%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.74%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (35.56%) ITIL
2 8 (5.93%) E-Commerce
2 8 (5.93%) Service Delivery
3 7 (5.19%) Test Scripting
4 6 (4.44%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (3.70%) MVC
5 5 (3.70%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (2.96%) Change Control
6 4 (2.96%) Waterfall
6 4 (2.96%) SOA
6 4 (2.96%) Document Management
6 4 (2.96%) Logistics
6 4 (2.96%) SAP Implementation
6 4 (2.96%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (2.96%) Service Management
6 4 (2.96%) Change Management
6 4 (2.96%) Migration
7 3 (2.22%) Workflow
7 3 (2.22%) ITSM
7 3 (2.22%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 44 (32.59%) SQL
2 14 (10.37%) Java
3 6 (4.44%) C#
4 5 (3.70%) T-SQL
4 5 (3.70%) VB
5 4 (2.96%) Perl
5 4 (2.96%) XPath
5 4 (2.96%) Jython
6 3 (2.22%) Korn
6 3 (2.22%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.48%) Google Apps Script
7 2 (1.48%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.48%) ABAP
7 2 (1.48%) VBA
7 2 (1.48%) Python
8 1 (0.74%) C++
8 1 (0.74%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.74%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (8.89%) Security Cleared
2 11 (8.15%) Degree
3 10 (7.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 7 (5.19%) CCSA
4 7 (5.19%) SC Cleared
4 7 (5.19%) CCSE
4 7 (5.19%) MCSE
4 7 (5.19%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (4.44%) Check Point Certification
5 6 (4.44%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (4.44%) DV Cleared
6 5 (3.70%) Citrix Certification
6 5 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (2.96%) CCA
7 4 (2.96%) MCSA
7 4 (2.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (2.22%) CCVP
8 3 (2.22%) CCNP
9 2 (1.48%) CCNA
9 2 (1.48%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.89%) SLA
2 5 (3.70%) PCI DSS
2 5 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 31 (22.96%) Active Directory
2 11 (8.15%) vSphere
3 8 (5.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (4.44%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (3.70%) VMware ESX
5 5 (3.70%) XenApp
6 3 (2.22%) ISA Server
6 3 (2.22%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.74%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.74%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (3.70%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (2.96%) WMI
2 4 (2.96%) Backup Exec
3 3 (2.22%) CA Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.74%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.74%) Tivoli Configuration Manager
4 1 (0.74%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 1 (0.74%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 24 (17.78%) Microsoft
2 20 (14.81%) VMware
3 13 (9.63%) EMC
4 12 (8.89%) Lotus
5 11 (8.15%) Cisco
5 11 (8.15%) IBM
5 11 (8.15%) Citrix
5 11 (8.15%) Oracle
6 9 (6.67%) HP
7 7 (5.19%) WatchGuard
7 7 (5.19%) SAP
7 7 (5.19%) CheckPoint
7 7 (5.19%) Kaspersky
8 5 (3.70%) Tandberg
9 4 (2.96%) Symantec
10 3 (2.22%) Polycom
10 3 (2.22%) Google
10 3 (2.22%) Sun
10 3 (2.22%) Red Hat
10 3 (2.22%) Hitachi
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
Vodafone
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Fenwick Ryan
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Bens + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
West Sussex
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + fantastic benefits package
Posted: 4 days ago
Maidenhead
Fenwick Ryan Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Bens + Bonus
Posted: 7 days ago
South East
Cognizant
Posted: 9 days ago