The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Specialist role in IT jobs advertised for the South Wales 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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Specialist
Rank 88 84 58
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -26
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 3 10 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 0.27% 0.89% 2.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.93% 2.44%
Number of salaries quoted 3 0 9
Average salary £35,000 - £36,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +4.16%
Support Specialist
Wales

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 Wales 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 Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1060 1079 860
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 96.28% 95.91% 96.30%
Number of salaries quoted 956 958 779
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,500 £45,000 £53,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Support Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

Support Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Support Specialist
Salary Trend in South Wales

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

Support Specialist Salary Trend in South Wales

Support Specialist
Job Locations in South Wales

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 Wales region over the 3 months to 29 August 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
Caerphilly - 2 £35,000 -
Cardiff -16 1 £40,000 -
Support Specialist
Wales

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the South Wales 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 7 (87.50%) SAP
1 7 (87.50%) SAP Certification
2 5 (62.50%) NetWeaver
2 5 (62.50%) Java
2 5 (62.50%) ABAP
2 5 (62.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (37.50%) Windows
4 2 (25.00%) MCSE
4 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (25.00%) ISO 9001
4 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (25.00%) SQL
4 2 (25.00%) CSS
4 2 (25.00%) ITIL
4 2 (25.00%) MCP
4 2 (25.00%) Change Management
4 2 (25.00%) VMware
4 2 (25.00%) VMware ESX
4 2 (25.00%) Clustering
4 2 (25.00%) SAN
4 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (25.00%) HP
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (25.00%) Problem Management
4 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the South Wales 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 5 (62.50%) NetWeaver
2 2 (25.00%) IIS
2 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (25.00%) SAN
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco PIX
1 2 (25.00%) NAS
2 1 (12.50%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) MySQL
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Change Management
2 2 (25.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (12.50%) High Availability
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) Java
1 5 (62.50%) ABAP
2 2 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) SAP Certification
2 2 (25.00%) MCP
2 2 (25.00%) MCSE
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) ISO 9001
1 2 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (25.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) SAP
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) HP
2 2 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle