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 30 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Specialist
Rank 240 232 228
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 10 19 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.18% 0.32% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.33% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 9 11 18
Median salary £27,500 £37,500 £22,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
-26.66% +64.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,900 £37,500 £21,750
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £40,000 £33,600
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,250
% change year-on-year
- -3.44%
Support Specialist
England

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
5450 5769 5984
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.56% 97.01% 97.03%
Number of salaries quoted 4631 4893 5007
Median salary £40,000 £38,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
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 30 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Dorset +19 4 £35,000 +75.00% 1
Bristol +9 3 £27,500 - 2
Devon - 2 £27,000 -
Wiltshire +4 1 - -
Support Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, 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 24 (72.73%) SQL
2 21 (63.64%) Degree
3 20 (60.61%) Finance
4 18 (54.55%) ERP
5 17 (51.52%) SAP
5 17 (51.52%) Crystal Reports
5 17 (51.52%) Migration
5 17 (51.52%) CRM
5 17 (51.52%) Project Management
5 17 (51.52%) SAP Business One
5 17 (51.52%) Data Migration
5 17 (51.52%) Presales
5 17 (51.52%) AAT
6 7 (21.21%) SQL Server
7 6 (18.18%) Microsoft
8 4 (12.12%) MS Exchange
8 4 (12.12%) Windows
8 4 (12.12%) C#
8 4 (12.12%) MS Excel
9 3 (9.09%) VMware
9 3 (9.09%) TCP/IP
9 3 (9.09%) DNS
9 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (9.09%) XenApp
10 2 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
10 2 (6.06%) PowerShell
10 2 (6.06%) Hitachi
10 2 (6.06%) NetApp
10 2 (6.06%) Active Directory
10 2 (6.06%) HP

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 4 (12.12%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.06%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.03%) Alfresco
3 1 (3.03%) Apache
3 1 (3.03%) Apache Solr
3 1 (3.03%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (3.03%) IIS
3 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (12.12%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 17 (51.52%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.09%) DNS
1 3 (9.09%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.03%) Intranet
2 1 (3.03%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (51.52%) Crystal Reports
2 7 (21.21%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.03%) MySQL
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 20 (60.61%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) .NET
1 1 (3.03%) EDI
1 1 (3.03%) HTML
1 1 (3.03%) JDBC
1 1 (3.03%) jQuery
1 1 (3.03%) JSON
1 1 (3.03%) Spring
1 1 (3.03%) Spring MVC
1 1 (3.03%) Web Services
1 1 (3.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.03%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.12%) Windows
2 2 (6.06%) Unix
3 1 (3.03%) Windows 10
3 1 (3.03%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (54.55%) ERP
2 17 (51.52%) CRM
2 17 (51.52%) Data Migration
2 17 (51.52%) Migration
2 17 (51.52%) Presales
2 17 (51.52%) Project Management
3 2 (6.06%) Workflow
4 1 (3.03%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.03%) ITIL
4 1 (3.03%) MVC
4 1 (3.03%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (3.03%) Problem Management
4 1 (3.03%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 24 (72.73%) SQL
2 4 (12.12%) C#
3 2 (6.06%) C++
3 2 (6.06%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.03%) Java
4 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.03%) Perl
4 1 (3.03%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.03%) VB
Qualifications
1 21 (63.64%) Degree
2 17 (51.52%) AAT
3 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (9.09%) XenApp
2 2 (6.06%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.06%) VMware ESX
2 2 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (51.52%) SAP
2 6 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 3 (9.09%) VMware
4 2 (6.06%) EMC
4 2 (6.06%) Hitachi
4 2 (6.06%) HP
4 2 (6.06%) IBM
4 2 (6.06%) NetApp
5 1 (3.03%) Facebook
5 1 (3.03%) Oracle
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