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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Support Specialist
Rank 873 863 878
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +15
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Support Specialist 24 27 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.025% 0.006%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.026% 0.006%
Number of salaries quoted 19 16 7
Average salary £28,750 £27,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.48% -1.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,900 £23,171 £24,600
10% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £32,000 £32,000
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £25,750 £29,500
% change year-on-year
+6.79% -12.71%

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
106025 103677 110089
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.67% 94.68% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 88349 84138 94850
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 £26,500 £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 19 December 2014 within the UK.

IT Support Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

IT Support Specialist
Top 15 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 19 December 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 -5 24 £28,750 +6.48% 3
London +26 14 £35,000 +22.80% 1
South East +12 8 £22,500 -0.92%
City of London +35 5 £42,000 +33.33% 1
Buckinghamshire - 3 £20,500 -
South West -3 2 £33,125 -22.05%
Hampshire - 2 £24,875 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £35,000 -
Marlow - 2 £20,500 -
Oxford - 2 £35,000 -
Dorset -4 1 £37,500 -11.76%
Gloucestershire - 1 £28,750 -
Tewkesbury - 1 £28,750 -
Winchester - 1 £27,500 -
Andover - 1 £22,250 -

IT Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 28 (65.12%) Windows
2 17 (39.53%) Microsoft
3 16 (37.21%) Active Directory
4 15 (34.88%) MS Excel
4 15 (34.88%) Windows 7
5 13 (30.23%) MS Office
6 10 (23.26%) ITIL
6 10 (23.26%) Windows 8
6 10 (23.26%) SQL
6 10 (23.26%) Degree
7 8 (18.60%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (18.60%) Linux
8 7 (16.28%) Service Delivery
8 7 (16.28%) Mac OS
9 6 (13.95%) LAN
9 6 (13.95%) WAN
9 6 (13.95%) SQL Server
9 6 (13.95%) Cisco
9 6 (13.95%) VMware
9 6 (13.95%) Asset Management
9 6 (13.95%) MS Exchange
10 5 (11.63%) Video Conferencing
10 5 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (11.63%) Time Management
10 5 (11.63%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (11.63%) SLA
10 5 (11.63%) QA
10 5 (11.63%) Internet
11 4 (9.30%) Data Protection
11 4 (9.30%) Mobile Device Management

IT Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 6 (13.95%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.65%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.33%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.33%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.33%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 15 (34.88%) MS Excel
2 13 (30.23%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.95%) LAN
1 6 (13.95%) WAN
2 5 (11.63%) Internet
3 3 (6.98%) SAN
3 3 (6.98%) HTTP
4 2 (4.65%) TCP/IP
4 2 (4.65%) VPN
4 2 (4.65%) DNS
4 2 (4.65%) DHCP
4 2 (4.65%) VoIP
4 2 (4.65%) Network Security
5 1 (2.33%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (2.33%) Intranet
5 1 (2.33%) Firewall
5 1 (2.33%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.95%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (9.30%) Finance
2 3 (6.98%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.33%) Retail
3 1 (2.33%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.98%) HTML
2 2 (4.65%) CSS
2 2 (4.65%) JSP
3 1 (2.33%) XML
3 1 (2.33%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.63%) Video Conferencing
1 5 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.98%) Blackberry
3 2 (4.65%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.33%) VLE
4 1 (2.33%) iPhone
4 1 (2.33%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 28 (65.12%) Windows
2 15 (34.88%) Windows 7
3 10 (23.26%) Windows 8
4 8 (18.60%) Linux
4 8 (18.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (16.28%) Mac OS
6 5 (11.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (9.30%) Android
8 3 (6.98%) Apple iOS
9 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (4.65%) Windows XP
10 1 (2.33%) Mac OS X
10 1 (2.33%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.26%) ITIL
2 7 (16.28%) Service Delivery
3 6 (13.95%) Asset Management
4 5 (11.63%) Time Management
5 4 (9.30%) Data Protection
5 4 (9.30%) Mobile Device Management
6 2 (4.65%) Line Management
6 2 (4.65%) Information Management
6 2 (4.65%) Load Balancing
6 2 (4.65%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (4.65%) B2B
7 1 (2.33%) Project Management
7 1 (2.33%) PRINCE2
7 1 (2.33%) ITSM
7 1 (2.33%) Web Design
7 1 (2.33%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (23.26%) SQL
2 3 (6.98%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.65%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.33%) C++
4 1 (2.33%) Java
4 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (23.26%) Degree
2 4 (9.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 3 (6.98%) A+ Certification
4 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.33%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.63%) SLA
1 5 (11.63%) QA
System Software
1 16 (37.21%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.33%) VMware Workstation
2 1 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (4.65%) SCCM
2 1 (2.33%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 17 (39.53%) Microsoft
2 6 (13.95%) VMware
2 6 (13.95%) Cisco
3 4 (9.30%) Tableau
4 1 (2.33%) Google
4 1 (2.33%) Symantec
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle
4 1 (2.33%) SAP
Derby, Derbyshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Education IT Ltd
Salary: From £14,000 to £22,000 per annum Opportunities to earn commission
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London (EC4)
Kurt Salmon
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 25 days ago