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 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Specialist
Rank - 92 69
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 0 8 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales - 0.65% 2.11%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.68% 2.18%
Number of salaries quoted 0 5 15
Average salary - £38,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.94%
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £38,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-3.89% +10.00%
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
1048 1182 965
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 96.59% 96.57% 96.98%
Number of salaries quoted 890 1056 899
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) MCSE
2 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (66.67%) ISO 9001
2 2 (66.67%) IIS
2 2 (66.67%) SAP
2 2 (66.67%) CSS
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) MCP
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) HP
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) SAP Certification
2 2 (66.67%) SAN
2 2 (66.67%) Change Management
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) VMware ESX
2 2 (66.67%) Clustering
2 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Problem Management
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco PIX
2 2 (66.67%) NAS

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 2 (66.67%) IIS
1 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
1 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
1 2 (66.67%) SAN
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco IOS
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco PIX
1 2 (66.67%) NAS
2 1 (33.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) MySQL
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) Change Management
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Problem Management
2 1 (33.33%) High Availability
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) MCP
1 2 (66.67%) MCSE
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (66.67%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) ISO 9001
1 2 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) VMware ESX
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) SAP
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) HP
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle