The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the South West region that had Support Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Support Specialist
England / South West
Rank 234 253 238
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 8 4 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.16% 0.069% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.071% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 7 3 17
Median salary £35,000 £32,500 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,160 £27,300 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,140 £36,500 £36,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £40,000 £34,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +15.94%

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 West 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 West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
4851 5629 5826
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.48% 97.03% 97.85%
Number of salaries quoted 4023 4668 4922
Median salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,116 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

Support Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Support Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Support Specialist
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Support Specialist Salary Trend in the South West

Support Specialist
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Support Specialist across the South West region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017.

Support Specialist Salary Histogram in the South West

Support Specialist
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Support Specialist within the South West region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire -9 3 £35,000 -6.66%
Dorset - 2 £49,675 -
Wiltshire +19 1 £45,000 +38.46%
Somerset -7 1 £33,600 +29.23%
Bristol - 1 £27,500 -
Support Specialist
England

Support Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 West region featuring Support Specialist in the job title.

1 8 (50.00%) SQL
1 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (43.75%) C#
3 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
4 4 (25.00%) C++
4 4 (25.00%) .NET
4 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 4 (25.00%) Windows
5 3 (18.75%) Citrix
5 3 (18.75%) LAN
5 3 (18.75%) WAN
6 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
6 2 (12.50%) VPN
6 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (12.50%) MCSA
6 2 (12.50%) Linux
6 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
6 2 (12.50%) ITIL
6 2 (12.50%) Java
6 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
6 2 (12.50%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (6.25%) Banking
7 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (6.25%) Capacity Management
7 1 (6.25%) Software Deployment
7 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
7 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
7 1 (6.25%) Relational Database

Support Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 1 (6.25%) JBoss
1 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
1 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
1 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) LAN
1 3 (18.75%) WAN
2 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 2 (12.50%) VPN
3 1 (6.25%) DHCP
3 1 (6.25%) DNS
3 1 (6.25%) Ethernet
3 1 (6.25%) HTTP
3 1 (6.25%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (6.25%) Banking
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
1 1 (6.25%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.25%) Clustering
1 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) Linux
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
3 1 (6.25%) AIX
3 1 (6.25%) Android
3 1 (6.25%) Unix
3 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
3 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (12.50%) ITIL
2 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (6.25%) Capacity Management
2 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (6.25%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (6.25%) ERP
2 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
2 1 (6.25%) Load Balancing
2 1 (6.25%) Patch Management
2 1 (6.25%) Performance Management
2 1 (6.25%) Project Management
2 1 (6.25%) Service Management
2 1 (6.25%) Software Deployment
2 1 (6.25%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) SQL
2 7 (43.75%) C#
3 4 (25.00%) C++
4 2 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) MCSA
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.25%) MCP
2 1 (6.25%) MCSE
2 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
2 2 (12.50%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (6.25%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Ganglia
1 1 (6.25%) Netcool
1 1 (6.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (18.75%) Citrix
3 1 (6.25%) AppDynamics
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle
3 1 (6.25%) VMware