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 30 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Support Specialist
Rank 833 923 871
Rank change year-on-year
+90 -52
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Support Specialist 65 10 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.059% 0.008% 0.008%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.062% 0.009% 0.009%
Number of salaries quoted 22 4 9
Average salary £29,000 £26,250 £20,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.47% +31.25%
UK excluding London average salary £26,500 £25,000 £20,000
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +25.00%

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
104684 113642 104161
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.50% 94.51% 94.57%
Number of salaries quoted 86404 93317 86694
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 30 June 2015 within the UK.

IT Support Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

IT Support Specialist
Top 30 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 30 June 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 +79 56 £29,000 +10.47% 2
London +39 23 £32,380 +17.74%
Yorkshire - 11 - -
City of London - 9 £25,750 -
South East +26 7 £25,000 -21.25%
East Midlands - 6 - -
North West +14 5 - -
West Yorkshire - 5 - -
Surrey - 4 £25,000 -
Nottingham - 4 - -
Nottinghamshire - 4 - -
Cardiff - 4 - -
Birmingham - 4 £23,500 -
South Wales - 4 - -
Wales - 4 - -
West Midlands - 4 £23,500 -
Scotland - 3 - -
Bradford - 3 - -
Liverpool - 3 - -
Glasgow - 3 - -
Merseyside - 3 - -
Leicestershire - 2 - -
South Yorkshire - 2 - -
Leeds - 2 - -
Leicester - 2 - -
Manchester - 2 - -
Sheffield - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire +2 1 £29,000 +45.00%
Cambridgeshire - 1 £29,000 -
Hampshire - 1 £30,000 -

IT Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 60 (76.92%) Windows
2 50 (64.10%) Windows 7
3 46 (58.97%) Windows 8
4 40 (51.28%) Network+ Certification
4 40 (51.28%) A+ Certification
5 15 (19.23%) Active Directory
6 13 (16.67%) Degree
7 10 (12.82%) Computer Science
8 8 (10.26%) SQL
9 7 (8.97%) MS Office
10 6 (7.69%) VoIP
10 6 (7.69%) Microsoft
10 6 (7.69%) Firewall
10 6 (7.69%) Google
10 6 (7.69%) Apple iOS
10 6 (7.69%) Google Apps
11 5 (6.41%) VMware
11 5 (6.41%) Spreadsheet
11 5 (6.41%) Internet
11 5 (6.41%) MS Excel
11 5 (6.41%) ITIL
11 5 (6.41%) HTML
12 4 (5.13%) Windows XP
12 4 (5.13%) LAN
12 4 (5.13%) Symantec
12 4 (5.13%) Blackberry
12 4 (5.13%) Apple
12 4 (5.13%) Front Office
12 4 (5.13%) Finance
12 4 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure

IT Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 3 (3.85%) WebLogic
1 3 (3.85%) Tomcat
1 3 (3.85%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (2.56%) CMS
2 2 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (8.97%) MS Office
2 5 (6.41%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.41%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.28%) AutoCAD
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.69%) Google Apps
2 2 (2.56%) Office 365
3 1 (1.28%) Google Drive
3 1 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.69%) VoIP
1 6 (7.69%) Firewall
2 5 (6.41%) Internet
3 4 (5.13%) LAN
4 3 (3.85%) WAN
4 3 (3.85%) VPN
5 2 (2.56%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.28%) VLAN
6 1 (1.28%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.28%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.28%) MySQL
General
1 4 (5.13%) Front Office
1 4 (5.13%) Finance
2 3 (3.85%) Marketing
3 2 (2.56%) Korean Language
3 2 (2.56%) Automotive
3 2 (2.56%) Law
3 2 (2.56%) Legal
3 2 (2.56%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.56%) Electronics
3 2 (2.56%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.28%) Back Office
4 1 (1.28%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.41%) HTML
2 3 (3.85%) CSS
2 3 (3.85%) JSP
3 2 (2.56%) XML
4 1 (1.28%) EDI
4 1 (1.28%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.82%) Computer Science
2 4 (5.13%) Blackberry
2 4 (5.13%) Smartphone
3 3 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (3.85%) iPhone
3 3 (3.85%) iPad
4 2 (2.56%) NHS
5 1 (1.28%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.28%) SecurID
5 1 (1.28%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.28%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 60 (76.92%) Windows
2 50 (64.10%) Windows 7
3 46 (58.97%) Windows 8
4 6 (7.69%) Apple iOS
5 4 (5.13%) Windows XP
5 4 (5.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (3.85%) Linux
7 2 (2.56%) Mac OS X
7 2 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (2.56%) Android
8 1 (1.28%) CentOS
8 1 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.28%) VMS
8 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (6.41%) ITIL
2 4 (5.13%) Problem Management
3 3 (3.85%) Online Marketing
3 3 (3.85%) Line Management
4 2 (2.56%) Change Control
4 2 (2.56%) Time Management
4 2 (2.56%) E-Commerce
4 2 (2.56%) Incident Management
4 2 (2.56%) Business Development
4 2 (2.56%) Service Management
4 2 (2.56%) Service Delivery
4 2 (2.56%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (1.28%) Asset Management
5 1 (1.28%) Data Management
5 1 (1.28%) Document Management
5 1 (1.28%) Statistical Analysis
5 1 (1.28%) Project Management
5 1 (1.28%) Transition Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.26%) SQL
2 3 (3.85%) JavaScript
2 3 (3.85%) PL/SQL
3 1 (1.28%) Perl
3 1 (1.28%) VBA
3 1 (1.28%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.28%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 40 (51.28%) A+ Certification
1 40 (51.28%) Network+ Certification
2 13 (16.67%) Degree
3 3 (3.85%) MCP
4 2 (2.56%) MCSE
4 2 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.56%) ACMT
5 1 (1.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.28%) MCITP
5 1 (1.28%) CCNA
System Software
1 15 (19.23%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.28%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (2.56%) SCCM
2 1 (1.28%) Casper Suite
Vendors
1 6 (7.69%) Microsoft
1 6 (7.69%) Google
2 5 (6.41%) VMware
3 4 (5.13%) Apple
3 4 (5.13%) Symantec
4 3 (3.85%) Cisco
5 2 (2.56%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.28%) SAP
6 1 (1.28%) Adobe
6 1 (1.28%) Dell
6 1 (1.28%) Citrix
6 1 (1.28%) Interwoven
6 1 (1.28%) Juniper