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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Specialist
Rank 324 338 343
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 118 113 110
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.54% 0.52% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.55% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 99 88 96
Average salary £40,000 £37,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.10% +2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,163 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,500 £51,750 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +8.82%
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
20849 20546 22294
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 95.41% 94.88% 95.56%
Number of salaries quoted 16807 16500 19440
Average salary £41,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.52% +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 £62,500
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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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
Berkshire -3 45 £45,000 +21.62%
Buckinghamshire +24 30 £37,000 +23.33% 2
Hampshire -15 25 £37,500 -3.84% 5
Surrey -25 6 £35,000 -26.31%
Home Counties - 4 £27,500 -
Oxfordshire - 3 £35,000 -
Middlesex +4 2 - -
East Sussex - 2 £22,500 -
Kent -10 1 £19,000 -24.00%
Support Specialist
England

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

1 105 (44.87%) Windows
2 67 (28.63%) ITIL
3 58 (24.79%) Microsoft
4 56 (23.93%) SQL
5 50 (21.37%) Oracle
6 44 (18.80%) SQL Server
7 40 (17.09%) VMware
8 36 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
9 35 (14.96%) Hyper-V
9 35 (14.96%) Windows Server 2008
10 33 (14.10%) IIS
11 30 (12.82%) Windows Server 2003
11 30 (12.82%) IBM
12 29 (12.39%) SQL Server 2000
12 29 (12.39%) Active Directory
13 28 (11.97%) Finance
14 27 (11.54%) WebSphere
14 27 (11.54%) Service Management
15 26 (11.11%) Oracle Database 10g
15 26 (11.11%) Oracle Database
15 26 (11.11%) MS Office
15 26 (11.11%) WebSphere Application Server
16 25 (10.68%) Service Delivery
17 24 (10.26%) Lotus
17 24 (10.26%) WebSphere Portal
18 23 (9.83%) Quickr
18 23 (9.83%) Lotus Domino
18 23 (9.83%) Project Management
19 22 (9.40%) AIX
19 22 (9.40%) Linux

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 33 (14.10%) IIS
2 27 (11.54%) WebSphere
3 26 (11.11%) WebSphere Application Server
4 24 (10.26%) WebSphere Portal
5 23 (9.83%) Quickr
5 23 (9.83%) Lotus Domino
6 14 (5.98%) MS Exchange
6 14 (5.98%) IBM Notes
7 10 (4.27%) SharePoint
8 8 (3.42%) WebLogic
9 6 (2.56%) Apache
9 6 (2.56%) Lync
9 6 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (1.71%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2003
12 3 (1.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 3 (1.28%) CMS
12 3 (1.28%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 26 (11.11%) MS Office
2 20 (8.55%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (4.27%) Agresso
2 8 (3.42%) Siebel Analytics
3 7 (2.99%) SAP PP
4 1 (0.43%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 19 (8.12%) SaaS
2 2 (0.85%) Office 365
3 1 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.43%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 21 (8.97%) TCP/IP
1 21 (8.97%) Firewall
2 18 (7.69%) DNS
3 10 (4.27%) SAN
4 9 (3.85%) VPN
4 9 (3.85%) DHCP
5 8 (3.42%) SSL
6 6 (2.56%) Wireless
6 6 (2.56%) VoIP
6 6 (2.56%) WAN
7 5 (2.14%) HTTP
7 5 (2.14%) LAN
7 5 (2.14%) Network Security
8 4 (1.71%) Cisco IPT
8 4 (1.71%) IP Telephony
8 4 (1.71%) Unified Communications
9 3 (1.28%) LDAP
9 3 (1.28%) FTP
10 2 (0.85%) WLAN
10 2 (0.85%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (18.80%) SQL Server
2 29 (12.39%) SQL Server 2000
3 26 (11.11%) Oracle Database
3 26 (11.11%) Oracle Database 10g
4 4 (1.71%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.85%) Big Data
6 2 (0.85%) MySQL
6 2 (0.85%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.85%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.43%) Oracle Discoverer
7 1 (0.43%) DB2
7 1 (0.43%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (0.85%) Visual Studio
1 2 (0.85%) SoapUI
2 1 (0.43%) Subversion
General
1 28 (11.97%) Finance
2 12 (5.13%) Telecoms
3 10 (4.27%) Marketing
3 10 (4.27%) Banking
4 5 (2.14%) Advertising
5 4 (1.71%) Multimedia
6 3 (1.28%) French Language
6 3 (1.28%) German Language
7 2 (0.85%) Publishing
8 1 (0.43%) Electronics
8 1 (0.43%) Korean Language
8 1 (0.43%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.43%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.13%) .NET
2 6 (2.56%) XML
3 3 (1.28%) XSD
3 3 (1.28%) XSLT
3 3 (1.28%) JMS
3 3 (1.28%) WSDL
3 3 (1.28%) XML Schema
3 3 (1.28%) WebSphere MQ
3 3 (1.28%) Middleware
3 3 (1.28%) J2EE
3 3 (1.28%) ASP.NET
3 3 (1.28%) CSS
3 3 (1.28%) JSP
3 3 (1.28%) SOAP
3 3 (1.28%) Web Services
3 3 (1.28%) WF
3 3 (1.28%) RESTful
3 3 (1.28%) HTML
4 2 (0.85%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.43%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.69%) HACMP
2 11 (4.70%) Management Information System
2 11 (4.70%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.42%) Video Conferencing
4 6 (2.56%) Mobile App
5 5 (2.14%) Clustering
6 3 (1.28%) PKI
6 3 (1.28%) Replication
6 3 (1.28%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.28%) DataPower
6 3 (1.28%) Algorithms
7 2 (0.85%) Mobile Computing
7 2 (0.85%) Visualisation
7 2 (0.85%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.43%) VLE
8 1 (0.43%) CLARiiON
8 1 (0.43%) Social Media
8 1 (0.43%) iPad
8 1 (0.43%) Kindle
8 1 (0.43%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 105 (44.87%) Windows
2 35 (14.96%) Windows Server 2008
3 30 (12.82%) Windows Server 2003
4 22 (9.40%) AIX
4 22 (9.40%) Linux
5 21 (8.97%) UNIX
6 14 (5.98%) Windows 7
6 14 (5.98%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (4.70%) Solaris
8 8 (3.42%) Apple iOS
9 7 (2.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (2.56%) Windows 8
10 6 (2.56%) Windows XP
11 5 (2.14%) Android
12 4 (1.71%) Mac OS X Server
12 4 (1.71%) HPUX
12 4 (1.71%) CentOS
13 3 (1.28%) Mac OS X
13 3 (1.28%) Windows 2000
13 3 (1.28%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (28.63%) ITIL
2 27 (11.54%) Service Management
3 25 (10.68%) Service Delivery
4 23 (9.83%) Project Management
5 21 (8.97%) Change Management
6 19 (8.12%) Systems Analysis
7 12 (5.13%) Logistics
8 10 (4.27%) Analytics
9 9 (3.85%) Time Management
10 8 (3.42%) Document Management
10 8 (3.42%) Campaign Management
11 7 (2.99%) Line Management
11 7 (2.99%) SAP Implementation
11 7 (2.99%) Asset Management
12 5 (2.14%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (2.14%) Disaster Recovery
12 5 (2.14%) ERP
13 4 (1.71%) ITSM
13 4 (1.71%) Risk Management
13 4 (1.71%) OpenUP
Programming Languages
1 56 (23.93%) SQL
2 19 (8.12%) Perl
3 16 (6.84%) Shell Script
4 8 (3.42%) Java
5 7 (2.99%) C#
6 5 (2.14%) PowerShell
7 4 (1.71%) PHP
7 4 (1.71%) C++
7 4 (1.71%) T-SQL
7 4 (1.71%) VBScript
8 3 (1.28%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.28%) Jython
8 3 (1.28%) Korn
8 3 (1.28%) XPath
9 2 (0.85%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.85%) VB
9 2 (0.85%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.85%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 14 (5.98%) Degree
2 12 (5.13%) Security Cleared
3 10 (4.27%) IBM Certification
4 6 (2.56%) CCSA
4 6 (2.56%) CCSE
4 6 (2.56%) SC Cleared
5 5 (2.14%) DV Cleared
6 4 (1.71%) CCVP
6 4 (1.71%) CCNP
6 4 (1.71%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.71%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (1.28%) A+ Certification
7 3 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.28%) MCSE
8 2 (0.85%) Network+ Certification
8 2 (0.85%) ISEB
9 1 (0.43%) CCA
9 1 (0.43%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.43%) CCEA
9 1 (0.43%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.84%) PCI DSS
2 14 (5.98%) SLA
3 1 (0.43%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 36 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 35 (14.96%) Hyper-V
3 29 (12.39%) Active Directory
4 15 (6.41%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 3 (1.28%) ISA Server
6 2 (0.85%) Firmware
7 1 (0.43%) XenApp
7 1 (0.43%) XenServer
7 1 (0.43%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (7.26%) Tivoli
2 15 (6.41%) Tivoli Configuration Manager
2 15 (6.41%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 15 (6.41%) Tivoli NetView
3 9 (3.85%) SCCM
4 7 (2.99%) SCOM
5 4 (1.71%) Cisco CUCM
5 4 (1.71%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (1.71%) Backup Exec
6 3 (1.28%) CA SiteMinder
7 2 (0.85%) OMEGAMON
7 2 (0.85%) Control-M
Vendors
1 58 (24.79%) Microsoft
2 50 (21.37%) Oracle
3 40 (17.09%) VMware
4 30 (12.82%) IBM
5 24 (10.26%) Lotus
6 21 (8.97%) Citrix
7 18 (7.69%) Cisco
8 10 (4.27%) Sun
8 10 (4.27%) Apple
9 8 (3.42%) SAP
9 8 (3.42%) Siebel
10 7 (2.99%) Informatica
10 7 (2.99%) CheckPoint
10 7 (2.99%) Red Hat
10 7 (2.99%) Tandberg
11 6 (2.56%) Kaspersky
11 6 (2.56%) Symantec
11 6 (2.56%) WatchGuard
12 5 (2.14%) EMC
13 4 (1.71%) Veritas
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