The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Support Specialist
Rank 863 846 875
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +29
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Support Specialist 3 29 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.003% 0.028% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.003% 0.029% 0.010%
Number of salaries quoted 2 18 11
Average salary £39,250 £28,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+37.71% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,650 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,850 £44,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £30,000 £27,250
% change year-on-year
+66.66% +10.09%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
98723 98609 105043
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.80% 94.57% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 82175 79630 90068
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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 29 January 2015 within the UK.

IT Support Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

IT Support Specialist
Top 4 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 29 January 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
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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 -11 2 £28,500 - 2
London -20 1 £28,500 +3.63% 1
South East -22 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -

IT Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 23 (65.71%) Windows
2 15 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 13 (37.14%) Microsoft
4 12 (34.29%) Active Directory
5 10 (28.57%) MS Excel
6 9 (25.71%) ITIL
6 9 (25.71%) Windows 8
7 8 (22.86%) Linux
7 8 (22.86%) MS Office
8 7 (20.00%) Cisco
8 7 (20.00%) Service Delivery
8 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (20.00%) Mac OS
9 6 (17.14%) VMware
9 6 (17.14%) MS Exchange
10 5 (14.29%) LAN
10 5 (14.29%) WAN
10 5 (14.29%) Internet
10 5 (14.29%) Finance
10 5 (14.29%) Degree
10 5 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
11 4 (11.43%) Data Protection
11 4 (11.43%) Android
11 4 (11.43%) Time Management
11 4 (11.43%) Tableau
11 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (11.43%) Mobile Device Management
11 4 (11.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (8.57%) Apple iOS
12 3 (8.57%) Blackberry

IT Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 6 (17.14%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.71%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.86%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.86%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 10 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 8 (22.86%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.29%) LAN
1 5 (14.29%) WAN
1 5 (14.29%) Internet
2 2 (5.71%) VoIP
2 2 (5.71%) SAN
2 2 (5.71%) HTTP
2 2 (5.71%) VPN
2 2 (5.71%) Network Security
3 1 (2.86%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (2.86%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (2.86%) Firewall
3 1 (2.86%) DNS
3 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.86%) DHCP
3 1 (2.86%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.86%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) HTML
1 1 (2.86%) COM
1 1 (2.86%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (8.57%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.86%) iPhone
3 1 (2.86%) iPad
3 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.86%) VLE
3 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 23 (65.71%) Windows
2 15 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 9 (25.71%) Windows 8
4 8 (22.86%) Linux
5 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (20.00%) Mac OS
6 4 (11.43%) Android
6 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (8.57%) Apple iOS
8 2 (5.71%) Windows XP
8 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (2.86%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.71%) ITIL
2 7 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 4 (11.43%) Data Protection
3 4 (11.43%) Time Management
3 4 (11.43%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (5.71%) B2B
4 2 (5.71%) Information Management
5 1 (2.86%) Line Management
5 1 (2.86%) Asset Management
5 1 (2.86%) Load Balancing
5 1 (2.86%) Resource Management
5 1 (2.86%) Project Management
5 1 (2.86%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.86%) ITSM
5 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.57%) SQL
2 2 (5.71%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.86%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.86%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (14.29%) Degree
2 4 (11.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 3 (8.57%) A+ Certification
4 1 (2.86%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 12 (34.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.86%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.86%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) SCCM
2 1 (2.86%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 13 (37.14%) Microsoft
2 7 (20.00%) Cisco
3 6 (17.14%) VMware
4 4 (11.43%) Tableau
5 1 (2.86%) Google
5 1 (2.86%) Symantec
5 1 (2.86%) SAP
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