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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Specialist
Rank 207 209 203
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 29 17 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.50% 0.29% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.30% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 28 5 7
Average salary £33,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.71% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,600 £29,200
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
UK excluding London average salary £33,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-12.00% -
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
5557 5598 5102
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.81% 95.43% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 4651 4691 4493
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,579
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 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
Gloucestershire +12 24 £35,000 -6.66%
Somerset - 5 £25,000 -
Support Specialist
England

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 34 (73.91%) Windows
2 33 (71.74%) Microsoft
3 29 (63.04%) MS Excel
3 29 (63.04%) Finance
4 23 (50.00%) Client/Server
5 22 (47.83%) Citrix
5 22 (47.83%) XenApp
6 21 (45.65%) Active Directory
6 21 (45.65%) Cisco
7 20 (43.48%) Remedy
7 20 (43.48%) Sophos
7 20 (43.48%) Microsoft Certification
7 20 (43.48%) DHCP
7 20 (43.48%) TCP/IP
7 20 (43.48%) VPN
7 20 (43.48%) DNS
7 20 (43.48%) MCSE
7 20 (43.48%) MCSA
7 20 (43.48%) ITIL
7 20 (43.48%) Software Packaging
7 20 (43.48%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 20 (43.48%) BitLocker
8 14 (30.43%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (30.43%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (28.26%) SQL Server
9 13 (28.26%) IIS
10 9 (19.57%) Java
11 7 (15.22%) CRM
11 7 (15.22%) Problem Management
11 7 (15.22%) Windows 2000 Server

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 13 (28.26%) IIS
2 6 (13.04%) SharePoint
2 6 (13.04%) MS Exchange
3 3 (6.52%) Documentum
Applications
1 29 (63.04%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (13.04%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 20 (43.48%) DHCP
1 20 (43.48%) TCP/IP
1 20 (43.48%) VPN
1 20 (43.48%) DNS
2 4 (8.70%) Internet
3 1 (2.17%) Firewall
3 1 (2.17%) LAN
3 1 (2.17%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (28.26%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.87%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (6.52%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 3 (6.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 3 (6.52%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 29 (63.04%) Finance
2 1 (2.17%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (43.48%) Software Packaging
2 5 (10.87%) .NET
3 4 (8.70%) XML
4 2 (4.35%) J2EE
4 2 (4.35%) Application Packaging
5 1 (2.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 23 (50.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 34 (73.91%) Windows
2 14 (30.43%) Windows Server 2003
2 14 (30.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (15.22%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (43.48%) ITIL
2 7 (15.22%) CRM
2 7 (15.22%) Problem Management
2 7 (15.22%) Root Cause Analysis
3 6 (13.04%) Migration
4 3 (6.52%) Technical Architecture
4 3 (6.52%) Content Management
4 3 (6.52%) Configuration Management
4 3 (6.52%) Data Protection
5 1 (2.17%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.17%) Software Testing
5 1 (2.17%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.17%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.17%) Performance Improvement
5 1 (2.17%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 9 (19.57%) Java
2 4 (8.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (43.48%) Microsoft Certification
1 20 (43.48%) MCSE
1 20 (43.48%) MCSA
2 5 (10.87%) SC Cleared
2 5 (10.87%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.17%) CCNA
System Software
1 22 (47.83%) XenApp
2 21 (45.65%) Active Directory
3 20 (43.48%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 20 (43.48%) BitLocker
4 2 (4.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (6.52%) SCCM
2 1 (2.17%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 33 (71.74%) Microsoft
2 22 (47.83%) Citrix
3 21 (45.65%) Cisco
4 20 (43.48%) Remedy
4 20 (43.48%) Sophos
5 5 (10.87%) Oracle
6 2 (4.35%) Symantec
6 2 (4.35%) VMware
7 1 (2.17%) Avaya
7 1 (2.17%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.17%) Nortel