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

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Specialist
Rank 393 339 360
Rank change year-on-year
-54 +21
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 58 128 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.27% 0.54% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.57% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 51 81 71
Average salary £33,000 £37,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.00% +1.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,341 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £33,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-17.50% +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
20356 22430 21702
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 94.96% 94.77% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 16382 17934 17955
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 £65,000 £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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -9 17 £40,000 +14.28% 5
Berkshire -17 17 £25,000 -33.33% 2
Buckinghamshire -28 10 £38,750 +3.33% 3
Hampshire -12 8 £39,000 -8.23% 1
West Sussex +8 3 £32,000 -8.57%
East Sussex -16 2 - -
Oxfordshire +13 1 £22,500 -35.71% 3
Support Specialist
England

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 65 (41.40%) Windows
2 53 (33.76%) ITIL
3 48 (30.57%) SQL
4 32 (20.38%) Microsoft
5 29 (18.47%) Active Directory
6 28 (17.83%) Finance
7 25 (15.92%) TCP/IP
8 23 (14.65%) SQL Server
9 20 (12.74%) WebSphere
9 20 (12.74%) MS Excel
9 20 (12.74%) DNS
10 19 (12.10%) Windows Server 2003
10 19 (12.10%) UNIX
10 19 (12.10%) VMware
10 19 (12.10%) Windows Server 2008
11 18 (11.46%) SharePoint
11 18 (11.46%) IBM
11 18 (11.46%) Citrix
12 17 (10.83%) Lotus
12 17 (10.83%) IBM Notes
12 17 (10.83%) WebSphere Application Server
13 16 (10.19%) Oracle
13 16 (10.19%) MS Exchange
13 16 (10.19%) Security Cleared
14 15 (9.55%) .NET
14 15 (9.55%) Firewall
15 14 (8.92%) Linux
15 14 (8.92%) VMware Infrastructure
16 13 (8.28%) WebSphere Portal
16 13 (8.28%) SLA

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 20 (12.74%) WebSphere
2 18 (11.46%) SharePoint
3 17 (10.83%) WebSphere Application Server
3 17 (10.83%) IBM Notes
4 16 (10.19%) MS Exchange
5 13 (8.28%) WebSphere Portal
6 12 (7.64%) Quickr
6 12 (7.64%) Lotus Domino
7 8 (5.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 7 (4.46%) WebLogic
9 4 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (2.55%) IBM HTTP Server
9 4 (2.55%) Lync
10 3 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (1.91%) CMS
10 3 (1.91%) IIS
11 2 (1.27%) Tomcat
11 2 (1.27%) NetWeaver
11 2 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (1.27%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 20 (12.74%) MS Excel
2 10 (6.37%) MS Office
3 2 (1.27%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (4.46%) SAP PP
2 4 (2.55%) Agresso
3 3 (1.91%) Infor M3
3 3 (1.91%) Movex
4 2 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (1.27%) SAP SRM
5 1 (0.64%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.73%) Office 365
2 7 (4.46%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (3.18%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.91%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.64%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 25 (15.92%) TCP/IP
2 20 (12.74%) DNS
3 15 (9.55%) Firewall
4 9 (5.73%) SAN
4 9 (5.73%) Internet
5 7 (4.46%) VPN
5 7 (4.46%) DHCP
6 6 (3.82%) Unified Communications
6 6 (3.82%) IP Telephony
6 6 (3.82%) Cisco IPT
7 5 (3.18%) HTTP
7 5 (3.18%) SSL
8 4 (2.55%) SNMP
8 4 (2.55%) FTP
8 4 (2.55%) LDAP
9 3 (1.91%) LAN
9 3 (1.91%) PBX
9 3 (1.91%) VoIP
9 3 (1.91%) Wireless
10 2 (1.27%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (14.65%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.55%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.91%) DB2
3 3 (1.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.91%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.27%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.27%) SAP BI
4 2 (1.27%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.64%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 4 (2.55%) Visual Studio
1 4 (2.55%) QuickTest Pro
1 4 (2.55%) Subversion
2 1 (0.64%) SoapUI
General
1 28 (17.83%) Finance
2 10 (6.37%) Banking
2 10 (6.37%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.18%) German Language
4 3 (1.91%) Multimedia
4 3 (1.91%) French Language
4 3 (1.91%) Advertising
4 3 (1.91%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.27%) Front Office
5 2 (1.27%) Publishing
5 2 (1.27%) Korean Language
6 1 (0.64%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.64%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (9.55%) .NET
2 12 (7.64%) XML
3 10 (6.37%) Web Services
4 7 (4.46%) ASP.NET
4 7 (4.46%) Middleware
5 5 (3.18%) HTML
5 5 (3.18%) WebSphere MQ
5 5 (3.18%) JMS
5 5 (3.18%) XSD
5 5 (3.18%) XSLT
6 4 (2.55%) WSDL
6 4 (2.55%) XML Schema
6 4 (2.55%) SOAP
6 4 (2.55%) J2EE
6 4 (2.55%) Application Packaging
6 4 (2.55%) RESTful
7 3 (1.91%) .NET Framework
7 3 (1.91%) CSS
7 3 (1.91%) JSP
8 2 (1.27%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.73%) Management Information System
2 7 (4.46%) HACMP
3 6 (3.82%) Video Conferencing
3 6 (3.82%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.18%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.55%) Algorithms
5 4 (2.55%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.55%) DataPower
5 4 (2.55%) PKI
5 4 (2.55%) Clustering
6 3 (1.91%) Replication
6 3 (1.91%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.64%) Machine to Machine
7 1 (0.64%) PDA
7 1 (0.64%) Social Media
7 1 (0.64%) CLARiiON
7 1 (0.64%) VLE
7 1 (0.64%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.64%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 65 (41.40%) Windows
2 19 (12.10%) UNIX
2 19 (12.10%) Windows Server 2003
2 19 (12.10%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (8.92%) Linux
4 12 (7.64%) AIX
4 12 (7.64%) Windows 7
5 10 (6.37%) Solaris
5 10 (6.37%) Windows XP
6 6 (3.82%) Windows 2000
6 6 (3.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (3.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (2.55%) Apple iOS
7 4 (2.55%) Windows 8
8 3 (1.91%) CentOS
8 3 (1.91%) SUSE
8 3 (1.91%) Mac OS X Server
8 3 (1.91%) HPUX
9 1 (0.64%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.64%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (33.76%) ITIL
2 12 (7.64%) Service Delivery
3 8 (5.10%) Logistics
3 8 (5.10%) Performance Monitoring
4 7 (4.46%) SAP Implementation
5 6 (3.82%) Test Scripting
5 6 (3.82%) Change Management
5 6 (3.82%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (3.82%) MVC
6 5 (3.18%) SOA
6 5 (3.18%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (3.18%) Asset Management
6 5 (3.18%) ERP
6 5 (3.18%) Migration
6 5 (3.18%) Change Control
7 4 (2.55%) Service Management
7 4 (2.55%) Time Management
7 4 (2.55%) Waterfall
8 3 (1.91%) OpenUP
8 3 (1.91%) Operations Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (30.57%) SQL
2 11 (7.01%) Java
3 8 (5.10%) C#
3 8 (5.10%) Perl
4 7 (4.46%) T-SQL
5 5 (3.18%) VB
5 5 (3.18%) Jython
5 5 (3.18%) XPath
6 4 (2.55%) Korn
6 4 (2.55%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.91%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.27%) VBScript
8 2 (1.27%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.27%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.27%) Google Apps Script
8 2 (1.27%) ABAP
8 2 (1.27%) VBA
8 2 (1.27%) Python
9 1 (0.64%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.64%) C++
Qualifications
1 16 (10.19%) Security Cleared
2 11 (7.01%) Degree
3 10 (6.37%) SC Cleared
3 10 (6.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 8 (5.10%) DV Cleared
4 8 (5.10%) ITIL Certification
4 8 (5.10%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (4.46%) MCSE
6 6 (3.82%) Citrix Certification
7 5 (3.18%) CCA
7 5 (3.18%) MCSA
7 5 (3.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (2.55%) CCNP
8 4 (2.55%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (2.55%) CCSA
8 4 (2.55%) CCVP
8 4 (2.55%) CCSE
9 3 (1.91%) Check Point Certification
10 2 (1.27%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.64%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.28%) SLA
2 4 (2.55%) QA
System Software
1 29 (18.47%) Active Directory
2 14 (8.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (6.37%) Hyper-V
4 5 (3.18%) XenApp
5 4 (2.55%) ISA Server
6 3 (1.91%) VMware ESX
6 3 (1.91%) vSphere
6 3 (1.91%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.91%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.64%) Firmware
7 1 (0.64%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (4.46%) Backup Exec
2 6 (3.82%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (2.55%) SCOM
3 4 (2.55%) WMI
3 4 (2.55%) CA Single Sign-On
3 4 (2.55%) Tivoli
4 3 (1.91%) Tivoli Configuration Manager
4 3 (1.91%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 3 (1.91%) Tivoli NetView
4 3 (1.91%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (1.91%) SCCM
5 1 (0.64%) OMEGAMON
5 1 (0.64%) Control-M
Vendors
1 32 (20.38%) Microsoft
2 19 (12.10%) VMware
3 18 (11.46%) IBM
3 18 (11.46%) Citrix
4 17 (10.83%) Lotus
5 16 (10.19%) Oracle
6 11 (7.01%) SAP
6 11 (7.01%) Cisco
7 10 (6.37%) HP
8 9 (5.73%) Symantec
9 8 (5.10%) EMC
10 6 (3.82%) Red Hat
10 6 (3.82%) Tandberg
11 4 (2.55%) Kaspersky
11 4 (2.55%) WatchGuard
11 4 (2.55%) Polycom
11 4 (2.55%) Remedy
11 4 (2.55%) Apple
11 4 (2.55%) CheckPoint
12 3 (1.91%) Salesforce.com
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Didcot, Oxfordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Godalming
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £25000 - £29000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Godalming, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £29000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £22741 - £23941 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £37000.00 per annum + Plus Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £33000 per annum + Excellent
Posted: 5 days ago
Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire
Allied Worldwide
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Basingstoke
Blue Fox
Salary: £35k - 40k per year + benefits
Posted: 24 days ago
Oxfordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 26 days ago