The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the South Wales region that had Support Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Support Specialist
Wales / South Wales
Rank - 91 95
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 0 5 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales - 0.46% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.47% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 0 5 2
Median salary - £27,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -23.61%
UK excluding London median salary £39,000 £35,750 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -3.37%

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
873 1062 1121
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 97.98% 97.79% 98.59%
Number of salaries quoted 777 925 1008
Median salary £37,500 £36,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,450 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

Support Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

The demand trend of job ads across the South Wales region that featured Support Specialist in the job title.

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 Skill Set
Top 29 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, Support Specialist job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South Wales region featuring Support Specialist in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) Unix
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Oracle Reports
1 5 (100.00%) RDBMS
1 5 (100.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 5 (100.00%) MySQL
1 5 (100.00%) Oracle
1 5 (100.00%) NetBackup
1 5 (100.00%) Oracle RMAN
1 5 (100.00%) Oracle Application Server
1 5 (100.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 5 (100.00%) Data Guard
1 5 (100.00%) Oracle Database
1 5 (100.00%) Relational Database
2 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 4 (80.00%) Mentoring
2 4 (80.00%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (80.00%) High Availability
2 4 (80.00%) Release Management
2 4 (80.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Load Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (80.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 4 (80.00%) Veritas
2 4 (80.00%) HTTP
3 3 (60.00%) ITIL
3 3 (60.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (60.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (20.00%) Clustering

Support Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (100.00%) Oracle Application Server
2 4 (80.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) MySQL
1 5 (100.00%) Oracle Database
1 5 (100.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 5 (100.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 5 (100.00%) Oracle Reports
1 5 (100.00%) RDBMS
1 5 (100.00%) Relational Database
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Data Centre
1 3 (60.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (20.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Unix
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) High Availability
1 4 (80.00%) Load Testing
1 4 (80.00%) Mentoring
1 4 (80.00%) Performance Tuning
1 4 (80.00%) Release Management
1 4 (80.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (60.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 5 (100.00%) Data Guard
1 5 (100.00%) NetBackup
1 5 (100.00%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Oracle
2 4 (80.00%) Veritas