The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Specialist role in IT jobs advertised for the South West 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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Specialist
Rank 203 204 206
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 19 11 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.31% 0.21% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.23% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 18 9 14
Average salary £22,750 £31,500 £27,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.77% +15.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,750 £21,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £36,650 £40,400 £30,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +4.16%
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
5787 4885 5493
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.09% 95.06% 96.25%
Number of salaries quoted 4787 4212 4865
Average salary £37,000 £35,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.71% -4.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Support Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Support Specialist in the job title across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 27 August 2014.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Support Specialist within the South West region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014. 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
Devon -3 11 £22,750 +5.81%
Bristol 0 3 £30,750 -25.00%
Somerset -22 3 £29,000 -9.37%
Gloucestershire 0 1 £35,000 +16.66%
Dorset - 1 £42,500 -
Support Specialist
England

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the South West 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 22 (59.46%) Windows
2 15 (40.54%) Linux
3 12 (32.43%) Configuration Management
3 12 (32.43%) VMware
4 11 (29.73%) AAT
5 9 (24.32%) MS Exchange
5 9 (24.32%) ITIL
6 8 (21.62%) Solaris
6 8 (21.62%) SQL
6 8 (21.62%) Python
6 8 (21.62%) LDAP
6 8 (21.62%) MS Excel
6 8 (21.62%) NFS
6 8 (21.62%) Finance
6 8 (21.62%) LAMP
6 8 (21.62%) Samba
6 8 (21.62%) Mac OS X
6 8 (21.62%) Identity Management
6 8 (21.62%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (21.62%) Open Source
6 8 (21.62%) Bash Shell
6 8 (21.62%) Fibre Channel
6 8 (21.62%) Xen
6 8 (21.62%) iSCSI
6 8 (21.62%) GPFS
6 8 (21.62%) Bcfg2
7 7 (18.92%) Computer Science
8 6 (16.22%) Service Delivery
8 6 (16.22%) MS Office
8 6 (16.22%) Degree

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the South West 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 9 (24.32%) MS Exchange
2 5 (13.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (10.81%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (10.81%) SharePoint
3 4 (10.81%) WebSphere
4 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (5.41%) Lync
5 1 (2.70%) PegaRULES
5 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 8 (21.62%) MS Excel
2 6 (16.22%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (21.62%) LDAP
1 8 (21.62%) iSCSI
1 8 (21.62%) Fibre Channel
2 4 (10.81%) SAN
3 3 (8.11%) DHCP
3 3 (8.11%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 8 (21.62%) Finance
2 4 (10.81%) Legal
2 4 (10.81%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.41%) Retail
4 1 (2.70%) Billing
4 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (21.62%) LAMP
2 5 (13.51%) HTML
3 4 (10.81%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (5.41%) XML
4 2 (5.41%) .NET
5 1 (2.70%) CSS
5 1 (2.70%) Web Services
5 1 (2.70%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.62%) Open Source
2 7 (18.92%) Computer Science
3 4 (10.81%) Blackberry
4 3 (8.11%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.70%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 22 (59.46%) Windows
2 15 (40.54%) Linux
3 8 (21.62%) Mac OS X
3 8 (21.62%) Solaris
4 5 (13.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (10.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.70%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (32.43%) Configuration Management
2 9 (24.32%) ITIL
3 8 (21.62%) Identity Management
4 6 (16.22%) Service Delivery
5 5 (13.51%) Time Management
6 4 (10.81%) ITIL V3
7 3 (8.11%) Cyber Security
7 3 (8.11%) Information Security
8 1 (2.70%) Logistics
8 1 (2.70%) Incident Management
8 1 (2.70%) Change Management
8 1 (2.70%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 8 (21.62%) SQL
1 8 (21.62%) Python
1 8 (21.62%) Bash Shell
2 5 (13.51%) PowerShell
3 3 (8.11%) VBScript
4 1 (2.70%) C
4 1 (2.70%) C#
4 1 (2.70%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (29.73%) AAT
2 6 (16.22%) Degree
3 5 (13.51%) ACCA
4 3 (8.11%) SC Cleared
4 3 (8.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (21.62%) Samba
1 8 (21.62%) Xen
1 8 (21.62%) VMware Infrastructure
1 8 (21.62%) NFS
1 8 (21.62%) GPFS
2 4 (10.81%) Active Directory
3 3 (8.11%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (21.62%) Bcfg2
2 3 (8.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (32.43%) VMware
2 4 (10.81%) IBM
2 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.81%) HP
2 4 (10.81%) Citrix
2 4 (10.81%) Red Hat
2 4 (10.81%) Sage
2 4 (10.81%) Remedy
3 3 (8.11%) Intel
3 3 (8.11%) Cisco
4 2 (5.41%) RightFax
5 1 (2.70%) SAP