The first table below looks at the demand for the IT Support Specialist role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited IT Support Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Support Specialist
Rank 893 870 887
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +17
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Support Specialist 12 9 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.010% 0.008% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.011% 0.009% 0.011%
Number of salaries quoted 12 8 12
Average salary £27,500 £20,000 £34,125
Average salary % change year-on-year
+37.50% -41.39%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,100 £20,000 £22,850
10% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £52,250
UK excluding London average salary £22,500 £20,000 £24,250
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -17.52%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
110640 102566 112158
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.41% 94.27% 95.10%
Number of salaries quoted 90375 84963 96161
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -

IT Support Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

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

IT Support Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

IT Support Specialist
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing IT Support Specialist within the UK.

IT Support Specialist Salary Trend in the UK

IT Support Specialist
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing IT Support Specialist over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 within the UK.

IT Support Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

IT Support Specialist
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IT Support Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 25 July 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
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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
England -26 12 £27,500 +37.50%
London -39 6 £30,000 +9.09%
South East -11 3 £20,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £20,000 -
North West -1 1 £25,000 -9.09%
East of England - 1 £37,500 -
South West - 1 £21,000 -
Marlow - 1 £20,000 -
Weybridge - 1 £24,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £37,500 -
Lancashire - 1 £25,000 -
Surrey - 1 £24,000 -
Blackpool - 1 £25,000 -
Bristol - 1 £21,000 -
Cambridge - 1 £37,500 -
High Wycombe - 1 £20,000 -

IT Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited IT 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 IT Support Specialist in their job title.

1 21 (75.00%) Windows
2 11 (39.29%) SQL
3 10 (35.71%) Microsoft
4 9 (32.14%) Linux
4 9 (32.14%) VMware
4 9 (32.14%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (28.57%) iSCSI
5 8 (28.57%) LAMP
5 8 (28.57%) Samba
5 8 (28.57%) Xen
5 8 (28.57%) Degree
5 8 (28.57%) Open Source
5 8 (28.57%) Bash Shell
5 8 (28.57%) Fibre Channel
5 8 (28.57%) Bcfg2
5 8 (28.57%) GPFS
5 8 (28.57%) Python
5 8 (28.57%) LDAP
5 8 (28.57%) Solaris
5 8 (28.57%) NFS
5 8 (28.57%) Active Directory
5 8 (28.57%) Identity Management
5 8 (28.57%) Mac OS X
5 8 (28.57%) Configuration Management
6 7 (25.00%) MS Office
6 7 (25.00%) MS Excel
7 6 (21.43%) SQL Server
7 6 (21.43%) SLA
7 6 (21.43%) Computer Science
7 6 (21.43%) Asset Management

IT Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited IT 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 IT Support Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (7.14%) SharePoint
1 2 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (3.57%) Lync
2 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.57%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.57%) IBM Notes
2 1 (3.57%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (25.00%) MS Office
1 7 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (28.57%) LDAP
1 8 (28.57%) iSCSI
1 8 (28.57%) Fibre Channel
2 5 (17.86%) SAN
3 2 (7.14%) TCP/IP
3 2 (7.14%) PABX
4 1 (3.57%) VPN
4 1 (3.57%) DNS
4 1 (3.57%) Intranet
4 1 (3.57%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (3.57%) LAN
4 1 (3.57%) VoIP
4 1 (3.57%) WAN
4 1 (3.57%) DHCP
4 1 (3.57%) FTP
4 1 (3.57%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
1 2 (7.14%) Marketing
2 1 (3.57%) German Language
2 1 (3.57%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (28.57%) LAMP
2 2 (7.14%) XML
2 2 (7.14%) HTML
2 2 (7.14%) CSS
3 1 (3.57%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (28.57%) Open Source
2 6 (21.43%) Computer Science
3 3 (10.71%) Blackberry
4 2 (7.14%) LIMS
4 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.57%) ASTM
5 1 (3.57%) Chemistry
5 1 (3.57%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (3.57%) iPhone
5 1 (3.57%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 21 (75.00%) Windows
2 9 (32.14%) Linux
3 8 (28.57%) Solaris
3 8 (28.57%) Mac OS X
4 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (10.71%) Windows 8
6 2 (7.14%) Windows 7
6 2 (7.14%) Apple iOS
6 2 (7.14%) Windows XP
7 1 (3.57%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (3.57%) Android
7 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (3.57%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (28.57%) Configuration Management
1 8 (28.57%) Identity Management
2 6 (21.43%) Asset Management
3 5 (17.86%) Service Delivery
3 5 (17.86%) ITIL
4 2 (7.14%) Time Management
5 1 (3.57%) Test Automation
5 1 (3.57%) Workflow
5 1 (3.57%) Web Design
5 1 (3.57%) Information Management
5 1 (3.57%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.57%) Load Balancing
5 1 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (3.57%) Integration Testing
5 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.57%) CRM
5 1 (3.57%) PRINCE
5 1 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.57%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (39.29%) SQL
2 8 (28.57%) Python
2 8 (28.57%) Bash Shell
3 2 (7.14%) PL/SQL
3 2 (7.14%) PowerShell
3 2 (7.14%) Java
4 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.57%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (28.57%) Degree
2 4 (14.29%) CCNA
2 4 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (7.14%) MCP
4 1 (3.57%) MCSE
4 1 (3.57%) MCSA
4 1 (3.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (3.57%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (21.43%) SLA
1 6 (21.43%) QA
2 1 (3.57%) HL7
System Software
1 9 (32.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (28.57%) GPFS
2 8 (28.57%) NFS
2 8 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 8 (28.57%) Samba
2 8 (28.57%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (28.57%) Bcfg2
2 1 (3.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 9 (32.14%) VMware
3 3 (10.71%) Oracle
3 3 (10.71%) Cisco
4 2 (7.14%) HP
4 2 (7.14%) Dell
4 2 (7.14%) Citrix
4 2 (7.14%) MobileIron
5 1 (3.57%) Lotus
5 1 (3.57%) Remedy
5 1 (3.57%) ION Trading