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

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Support Specialist
Rank 851 909 873
Rank change year-on-year
+58 -36
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Support Specialist 21 15 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.013% 0.007%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.020% 0.013% 0.008%
Number of salaries quoted 17 4 7
Average salary £29,000 £31,250 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.20% -3.84%
UK excluding London average salary £29,000 £35,000 £33,750
% change year-on-year
-17.14% +3.70%

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
104076 112022 103310
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.62% 94.69%
Number of salaries quoted 85215 91280 86022
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 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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 6 May 2015 within the UK.

IT Support Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

IT Support Specialist
Top 27 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 6 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
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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 +27 19 £29,000 -7.20% 33
London +34 10 £29,880 +8.65% 10
South East +15 5 £23,500 -40.12%
City of London - 5 £27,500 - 6
Yorkshire +8 2 £22,000 +15.78% 10
North West - 2 £30,157 - 6
Cumbria - 2 £30,157 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £24,750 -
Oxfordshire +7 1 £22,500 -35.71%
Oxford +6 1 £22,500 -35.71%
Sheffield -8 1 £19,500 +2.63% 3
South Yorkshire -13 1 £19,500 +2.63% 3
Surrey - 1 £23,500 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £24,500 - 5
Cambridgeshire - 1 £29,000 -
Bedford - 1 £29,000 -
Cambridge - 1 £29,000 -
Leeds - 1 £24,500 - 3
Stevenage - 1 £29,000 -
Winchester - 1 £27,500 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £29,000 -
Luton - 1 £29,000 -
Marlow - 1 £20,500 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £29,000 -
Hampshire - 1 £27,500 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £29,000 -
East of England - 1 £29,000 -

IT Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 11 (45.83%) Windows
2 7 (29.17%) Active Directory
3 6 (25.00%) MS Office
3 6 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (20.83%) Degree
4 5 (20.83%) Windows 7
5 4 (16.67%) Problem Management
5 4 (16.67%) Computer Science
5 4 (16.67%) SQL
5 4 (16.67%) ITIL
5 4 (16.67%) MS Excel
6 3 (12.50%) Windows XP
6 3 (12.50%) LAN
6 3 (12.50%) VoIP
6 3 (12.50%) VMware
7 2 (8.33%) MCSE
7 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
7 2 (8.33%) Finance
7 2 (8.33%) Blackberry
7 2 (8.33%) Service Delivery
7 2 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (8.33%) Firewall
7 2 (8.33%) Korean Language
7 2 (8.33%) Incident Management
7 2 (8.33%) CMS
7 2 (8.33%) Business Development
7 2 (8.33%) Google
7 2 (8.33%) WAN
7 2 (8.33%) VPN
7 2 (8.33%) Cisco

IT Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 2 (8.33%) MS Exchange
1 2 (8.33%) CMS
2 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (25.00%) MS Office
2 4 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.17%) AutoCAD
3 1 (4.17%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Google Apps
2 1 (4.17%) Office 365
2 1 (4.17%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) LAN
1 3 (12.50%) VoIP
2 2 (8.33%) WAN
2 2 (8.33%) VPN
2 2 (8.33%) Firewall
3 1 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (4.17%) VLAN
3 1 (4.17%) SAN
3 1 (4.17%) Internet
3 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
1 2 (8.33%) Finance
1 2 (8.33%) Korean Language
2 1 (4.17%) Front Office
2 1 (4.17%) Law
2 1 (4.17%) Legal
2 1 (4.17%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) HTML
1 2 (8.33%) XML
2 1 (4.17%) EDI
2 1 (4.17%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 2 (8.33%) NHS
2 2 (8.33%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.17%) VLE
3 1 (4.17%) Smartphone
3 1 (4.17%) PDA
3 1 (4.17%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (4.17%) iPhone
3 1 (4.17%) iPad
3 1 (4.17%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 11 (45.83%) Windows
2 5 (20.83%) Windows 7
3 3 (12.50%) Windows XP
4 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (8.33%) Apple iOS
4 2 (8.33%) Windows 8
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.17%) Mac OS
5 1 (4.17%) Android
5 1 (4.17%) Mac OS X
5 1 (4.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.67%) ITIL
1 4 (16.67%) Problem Management
2 2 (8.33%) Time Management
2 2 (8.33%) Change Control
2 2 (8.33%) E-Commerce
2 2 (8.33%) Incident Management
2 2 (8.33%) Business Development
2 2 (8.33%) Service Delivery
2 2 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (4.17%) Asset Management
3 1 (4.17%) Information Management
3 1 (4.17%) Statistical Analysis
3 1 (4.17%) Resource Management
3 1 (4.17%) Project Management
3 1 (4.17%) Transition Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (20.83%) Degree
2 2 (8.33%) MCP
2 2 (8.33%) MCSE
2 2 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.17%) A+ Certification
3 1 (4.17%) MCITP
3 1 (4.17%) CCNA
3 1 (4.17%) ACMT
3 1 (4.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 7 (29.17%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.50%) VMware
3 2 (8.33%) Google
3 2 (8.33%) Apple
3 2 (8.33%) Cisco
4 1 (4.17%) SAP
4 1 (4.17%) Dell
4 1 (4.17%) Citrix
4 1 (4.17%) Symantec
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