The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had IT Support Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Support Specialist
Rank 886 894 969
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +75
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Support Specialist 23 71 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.066% 0.037%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.024% 0.068% 0.039%
Number of salaries quoted 16 28 19
Median salary £30,250 £29,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.31% -10.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,450 £22,600 £26,900
10% offered a salary of more than £47,750 £42,100 £43,500
UK excluding London median salary £31,500 £28,250 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+11.50% -13.07%

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
95982 104272 114131
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.29% 96.47% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 80766 85499 93521
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

IT Support Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured IT Support Specialist in the job title.

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 28 May 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IT Support Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 28 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -17 23 £30,250 +4.31% 3
South East +21 9 £31,500 +8.62% 1
West Midlands -13 6 £22,500 -4.25%
London +19 5 £29,000 -10.10% 2
Berkshire +14 5 £26,000 -28.27%
Reading +20 4 - -
Birmingham -11 3 £22,500 -4.25%
Warwick - 3 - -
Warwickshire - 3 - -
West Sussex - 2 £48,750 - 1
South West - 2 £22,500 -
Crawley - 2 £48,750 - 1
City of London +44 1 £21,500 -19.24%
Hampshire +21 1 £31,500 -23.63%
South Yorkshire +20 1 £47,500 -
Sheffield +17 1 £47,500 -
North West +15 1 £47,500 -
Merseyside +8 1 £47,500 -
Liverpool +4 1 £47,500 -
Surrey +2 1 £28,000 +19.14%
West Yorkshire 0 1 £47,500 +137.50%
Leeds -5 1 £47,500 +137.50%
Yorkshire -7 1 £47,500 +137.50%
Manchester -8 1 £47,500 -
Weybridge - 1 £28,000 -
Wokingham - 1 £26,000 -
Cheshire - 1 £47,500 -
Dorset - 1 £25,000 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £20,000 -
Dorchester - 1 £25,000 -

IT Support Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, IT Support Specialist job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring IT Support Specialist in the job title.

1 27 (57.45%) Windows
2 23 (48.94%) Microsoft
3 16 (34.04%) MS Excel
4 14 (29.79%) LAN
5 13 (27.66%) Active Directory
5 13 (27.66%) Degree
6 12 (25.53%) Internet
7 10 (21.28%) MS Office
7 10 (21.28%) SQL
7 10 (21.28%) Computer Science
8 9 (19.15%) WAN
9 8 (17.02%) Windows 7
10 7 (14.89%) Windows Server
10 7 (14.89%) VPN
10 7 (14.89%) Windows XP
10 7 (14.89%) Oracle
10 7 (14.89%) SQL Server
10 7 (14.89%) HTML
10 7 (14.89%) JavaScript
10 7 (14.89%) CSS
10 7 (14.89%) ITIL
10 7 (14.89%) Cisco
11 6 (12.77%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (12.77%) Mac OS X
11 6 (12.77%) MS Exchange
11 6 (12.77%) Finance
11 6 (12.77%) Firewall
12 5 (10.64%) Management Information System
12 5 (10.64%) SCCM
12 5 (10.64%) Google

IT Support Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (12.77%) MS Exchange
2 4 (8.51%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (8.51%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (2.13%) Confluence
Applications
1 16 (34.04%) MS Excel
2 10 (21.28%) MS Office
3 1 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (6.38%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.38%) Google Analytics
2 2 (4.26%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.13%) Google Apps
3 1 (2.13%) Office 365
3 1 (2.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (29.79%) LAN
2 12 (25.53%) Internet
3 9 (19.15%) WAN
4 7 (14.89%) VPN
5 6 (12.77%) Firewall
6 4 (8.51%) IP Telephony
6 4 (8.51%) TCP/IP
7 3 (6.38%) MPLS
7 3 (6.38%) SAN
8 1 (2.13%) ADSL
8 1 (2.13%) ATM
8 1 (2.13%) BGP
8 1 (2.13%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (2.13%) FTP
8 1 (2.13%) Intranet
8 1 (2.13%) OSPF
8 1 (2.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.89%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.13%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (2.13%) MS Access
2 1 (2.13%) MySQL
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (2.13%) JIRA
1 1 (2.13%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (12.77%) Finance
2 4 (8.51%) Banking
2 4 (8.51%) Manufacturing
2 4 (8.51%) Marketing
2 4 (8.51%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.38%) Korean Language
4 1 (2.13%) Back Office
4 1 (2.13%) French Language
4 1 (2.13%) German Language
4 1 (2.13%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.89%) CSS
1 7 (14.89%) HTML
2 3 (6.38%) XML
3 1 (2.13%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (21.28%) Computer Science
2 5 (10.64%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.38%) Device Driver
3 3 (6.38%) FMCG
3 3 (6.38%) Graphic Design
3 3 (6.38%) iPhone
3 3 (6.38%) PMI
3 3 (6.38%) Smartphone
3 3 (6.38%) SWIFT
3 3 (6.38%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (4.26%) Blackberry
4 2 (4.26%) Contract for Difference
4 2 (4.26%) Driving Licence
4 2 (4.26%) Mobile Computing
5 1 (2.13%) EPoS
5 1 (2.13%) Hedge funds
5 1 (2.13%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 27 (57.45%) Windows
2 8 (17.02%) Windows 7
3 7 (14.89%) Windows Server
3 7 (14.89%) Windows XP
4 6 (12.77%) Mac OS X
5 4 (8.51%) Linux
5 4 (8.51%) Unix
6 3 (6.38%) Android
6 3 (6.38%) Apple iOS
6 3 (6.38%) Windows 8
7 2 (4.26%) Mac OS X Server
7 2 (4.26%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (2.13%) Windows 10
8 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (14.89%) ITIL
2 4 (8.51%) Root Cause Analysis
2 4 (8.51%) Service Delivery
3 3 (6.38%) Analytics
3 3 (6.38%) BCP
3 3 (6.38%) Content Management
3 3 (6.38%) Data Management
3 3 (6.38%) Web Analytics
4 2 (4.26%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (4.26%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (2.13%) Android Development
5 1 (2.13%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (2.13%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (2.13%) DevOps
5 1 (2.13%) ERP
5 1 (2.13%) High Availability
5 1 (2.13%) iOS Development
5 1 (2.13%) Line Management
5 1 (2.13%) Market Research
5 1 (2.13%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (21.28%) SQL
2 7 (14.89%) JavaScript
3 3 (6.38%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.13%) Java
4 1 (2.13%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (27.66%) Degree
2 6 (12.77%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (6.38%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (6.38%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.13%) A+ Certification
4 1 (2.13%) CCNA
4 1 (2.13%) CCNP
4 1 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.13%) MCDST
4 1 (2.13%) MCP
4 1 (2.13%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) QA
2 1 (2.13%) COBIT
2 1 (2.13%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (27.66%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (10.64%) SCCM
2 3 (6.38%) OpenView
2 3 (6.38%) Zenoss
3 1 (2.13%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 23 (48.94%) Microsoft
2 7 (14.89%) Cisco
2 7 (14.89%) Oracle
3 5 (10.64%) Google
4 4 (8.51%) HP
4 4 (8.51%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (6.38%) Adobe
5 3 (6.38%) Apple
5 3 (6.38%) Omniture
6 1 (2.13%) Atlassian
6 1 (2.13%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.13%) Citrix
6 1 (2.13%) Remedy
6 1 (2.13%) ServiceNow
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