The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical 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 Technical Support Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Support Specialist
Rank 432 401 413
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Support Specialist 15 17 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.072% 0.084% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.076% 0.089% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 14 14 35
Average salary £42,500 £37,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.86% +1.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £25,300 £22,812
10% offered a salary of more than £46,750 £37,000 £44,100
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £32,500 £30,500
% change year-on-year
+16.92% +6.55%
Technical 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
19809 19148 20813
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 95.58% 94.69% 95.24%
Number of salaries quoted 16141 15338 18097
Average salary £41,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.35% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £58,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Technical Support Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Technical Support Specialist in the job title across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Technical Support Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Technical Support Specialist
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Technical Support Specialist across the South East region.

Technical Support Specialist Salary Trend in the South East

Technical Support Specialist
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Technical Support Specialist across the South East region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

Technical Support Specialist Salary Histogram in the South East

Technical 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 Technical Support Specialist within the South East region over the 3 months to 23 January 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 -11 7 £45,000 -
Hampshire - 3 £38,000 -
Berkshire -8 2 £48,750 +31.75%
Buckinghamshire - 2 £37,500 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £32,500 -
Technical Support Specialist
England

Technical Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs across the South East region that cited Technical 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 Technical Support Specialist in their job title.

1 32 (80.00%) Windows
2 26 (65.00%) Oracle
3 23 (57.50%) SQL Server
4 21 (52.50%) Microsoft
5 17 (42.50%) Project Management
6 16 (40.00%) IIS
7 15 (37.50%) VMware
7 15 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
7 15 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (37.50%) Hyper-V
8 14 (35.00%) Oracle Database
8 14 (35.00%) Systems Analysis
8 14 (35.00%) SQL Server 2000
8 14 (35.00%) Oracle Database 10g
9 13 (32.50%) Active Directory
10 12 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (30.00%) Firewall
11 10 (25.00%) ITIL
11 10 (25.00%) UNIX
11 10 (25.00%) SQL
12 8 (20.00%) Citrix
12 8 (20.00%) Cisco
12 8 (20.00%) VPN
13 7 (17.50%) WebLogic
13 7 (17.50%) Analytical Skills
13 7 (17.50%) Windows 7
13 7 (17.50%) Degree
14 5 (12.50%) Finance
14 5 (12.50%) MS Excel
14 5 (12.50%) DNS

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs across the South East region that cited Technical 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 Technical Support Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 16 (40.00%) IIS
2 7 (17.50%) WebLogic
3 4 (10.00%) MS Exchange
4 3 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (5.00%) SharePoint
5 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (5.00%) CMS
5 2 (5.00%) Lync
5 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (2.50%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (2.50%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 12 (30.00%) Firewall
2 8 (20.00%) VPN
3 5 (12.50%) DNS
3 5 (12.50%) SAN
4 4 (10.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (5.00%) HTTP
5 2 (5.00%) GPRS
5 2 (5.00%) WLAN
5 2 (5.00%) Wireless
5 2 (5.00%) Network Security
6 1 (2.50%) NAS
6 1 (2.50%) Frame Relay
6 1 (2.50%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (57.50%) SQL Server
2 14 (35.00%) Oracle Database
2 14 (35.00%) SQL Server 2000
2 14 (35.00%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (5.00%) Data Mining
3 2 (5.00%) RDBMS
3 2 (5.00%) Big Data
3 2 (5.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.50%) DB2
General
1 5 (12.50%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) French Language
2 2 (5.00%) German Language
2 2 (5.00%) Korean Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.50%) CSS
1 3 (7.50%) HTML
2 2 (5.00%) .NET
2 2 (5.00%) JSP
2 2 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.50%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.50%) Clustering
4 2 (5.00%) Replication
4 2 (5.00%) Mobile Computing
4 2 (5.00%) Visualisation
5 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.50%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 32 (80.00%) Windows
2 15 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (25.00%) UNIX
5 7 (17.50%) Windows 7
6 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (7.50%) AIX
7 3 (7.50%) HPUX
7 3 (7.50%) Solaris
7 3 (7.50%) Linux
8 2 (5.00%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (5.00%) SUSE
8 2 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
9 1 (2.50%) Android
9 1 (2.50%) Windows 8
9 1 (2.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (42.50%) Project Management
2 14 (35.00%) Systems Analysis
3 10 (25.00%) ITIL
4 2 (5.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (5.00%) Analytics
5 1 (2.50%) Data Management
5 1 (2.50%) Document Management
5 1 (2.50%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 10 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (5.00%) Java
2 2 (5.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (5.00%) T-SQL
2 2 (5.00%) VBScript
2 2 (5.00%) PL/SQL
2 2 (5.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.50%) VB
3 1 (2.50%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (17.50%) Degree
2 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (7.50%) A+ Certification
3 2 (5.00%) MCSE
3 2 (5.00%) Network+ Certification
3 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (2.50%) CCA
4 1 (2.50%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (2.50%) CCEA
4 1 (2.50%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 15 (37.50%) Hyper-V
2 13 (32.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) SCOM
2 1 (2.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 26 (65.00%) Oracle
2 21 (52.50%) Microsoft
3 15 (37.50%) VMware
4 8 (20.00%) Citrix
4 8 (20.00%) Cisco
5 4 (10.00%) EMC
6 2 (5.00%) Symantec
6 2 (5.00%) Hitachi
6 2 (5.00%) Red Hat
6 2 (5.00%) IBM
6 2 (5.00%) HP
6 2 (5.00%) Dell
6 2 (5.00%) Sun
6 2 (5.00%) hybris
7 1 (2.50%) F5
7 1 (2.50%) Apple
7 1 (2.50%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.50%) Sybase