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 27 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Specialist
Rank 98 89 85
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 4 3 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 0.32% 0.27% 0.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.28% 0.90%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 0
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% -
UK excluding London average salary £34,250 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.14% -6.66%
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
1212 1075 1107
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 97.82% 96.33% 96.34%
Number of salaries quoted 1043 972 979
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £22,500 £25,750
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £53,650 £45,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 27 August 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
Caerphilly +11 3 £42,500 +21.42% 1
Cardiff -13 1 - - 1
Support Specialist
Wales

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, 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 17 (60.71%) Microsoft
2 12 (42.86%) ITIL
2 12 (42.86%) Internet
3 11 (39.29%) SAP Certification
3 11 (39.29%) VMware
3 11 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (39.29%) HP
3 11 (39.29%) ISO 9001
3 11 (39.29%) SAP
3 11 (39.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (39.29%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (35.71%) UNIX
5 9 (32.14%) TCP/IP
6 8 (28.57%) Apache
6 8 (28.57%) AIX
6 8 (28.57%) Solaris
6 8 (28.57%) Clustering
6 8 (28.57%) NetBackup
6 8 (28.57%) RHCE
6 8 (28.57%) Veritas
6 8 (28.57%) Red Hat
7 7 (25.00%) Windows
8 6 (21.43%) Change Management
8 6 (21.43%) Firewall
8 6 (21.43%) Management Information System
9 5 (17.86%) SharePoint
9 5 (17.86%) COM
9 5 (17.86%) Data Centre
10 4 (14.29%) Windows 7
10 4 (14.29%) Windows 8

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, 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 8 (28.57%) Apache
2 5 (17.86%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.57%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (10.71%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (39.29%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (42.86%) Internet
2 9 (32.14%) TCP/IP
3 6 (21.43%) Firewall
4 1 (3.57%) VLAN
4 1 (3.57%) NAS
4 1 (3.57%) VPN
4 1 (3.57%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 4 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.86%) COM
2 4 (14.29%) .NET
3 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.57%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (28.57%) Clustering
2 6 (21.43%) Management Information System
3 5 (17.86%) Data Centre
4 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (35.71%) UNIX
2 8 (28.57%) AIX
2 8 (28.57%) Solaris
3 7 (25.00%) Windows
4 4 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 4 (14.29%) Windows 8
4 4 (14.29%) Linux
5 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (42.86%) ITIL
2 11 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (21.43%) Change Management
4 4 (14.29%) E-Commerce
5 3 (10.71%) CRM
6 2 (7.14%) Data Modelling
6 2 (7.14%) Load Testing
6 2 (7.14%) Change Control
6 2 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (3.57%) Mentoring
7 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Management
7 1 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (3.57%) Information Management
7 1 (3.57%) Incident Management
7 1 (3.57%) Problem Management
7 1 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
1 3 (10.71%) SQL
2 2 (7.14%) PL/SQL
2 2 (7.14%) Shell Script
3 1 (3.57%) VB.NET
3 1 (3.57%) Python
3 1 (3.57%) Perl
Qualifications
1 11 (39.29%) SAP Certification
2 8 (28.57%) RHCE
3 4 (14.29%) A+ Certification
3 4 (14.29%) Network+ Certification
4 1 (3.57%) MCITP
4 1 (3.57%) MCSE
4 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (39.29%) ISO 9001
1 11 (39.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.57%) vSphere
2 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.57%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (28.57%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 17 (60.71%) Microsoft
2 11 (39.29%) HP
2 11 (39.29%) SAP
2 11 (39.29%) VMware
3 8 (28.57%) Veritas
3 8 (28.57%) Red Hat
4 2 (7.14%) Cisco
4 2 (7.14%) Oracle
5 1 (3.57%) DevExpress
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