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 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Support Specialist
Rank 933 935 950
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +15
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Support Specialist 15 36 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.033% 0.041%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.015% 0.034% 0.042%
Number of salaries quoted 11 32 18
Average salary £26,000 £29,000 £36,581
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.34% -20.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £20,000 £26,850
10% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £42,500 £44,700
UK excluding London average salary £25,500 £24,000 £39,581
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -39.36%

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
99438 106716 115504
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.25% 96.46% 96.40%
Number of salaries quoted 83514 87039 93609
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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 average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 April 2016 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 30 April 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
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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 -13 15 £26,000 -10.34% 4
London -1 7 £29,000 -14.07% 2
South East +23 5 £28,750 +12.74%
Berkshire +20 4 £26,000 -13.33%
City of London +43 3 £25,000 -9.09%
Reading +18 3 - -
West Midlands - 2 £22,500 - 1
Hampshire +1 1 £31,500 +14.54%
Dorset - 1 £25,000 -
Birmingham - 1 £22,500 -
Warwickshire - 1 - - 1
Wokingham - 1 £26,000 -
Dorchester - 1 £25,000 -
Warwick - 1 - - 1
South West - 1 £25,000 -

IT Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 (66.67%) Windows
2 16 (38.10%) Microsoft
3 14 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 11 (26.19%) MS Excel
4 11 (26.19%) MS Office
5 10 (23.81%) LAN
5 10 (23.81%) Windows 7
5 10 (23.81%) Windows Server
6 9 (21.43%) Degree
6 9 (21.43%) Windows XP
6 9 (21.43%) Internet
7 8 (19.05%) WAN
7 8 (19.05%) SQL
8 7 (16.67%) VPN
9 6 (14.29%) Cisco
9 6 (14.29%) HTML
9 6 (14.29%) JavaScript
9 6 (14.29%) CSS
9 6 (14.29%) Oracle
9 6 (14.29%) SQL Server
9 6 (14.29%) Mac OS X
9 6 (14.29%) Apple
9 6 (14.29%) Computer Science
9 6 (14.29%) Windows 8
10 5 (11.90%) Finance
10 5 (11.90%) Management Information System
10 5 (11.90%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (11.90%) ITIL
10 5 (11.90%) TCP/IP
11 4 (9.52%) Unix

IT Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 4 (9.52%) MS Exchange
2 3 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.76%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.38%) Confluence
Applications
1 11 (26.19%) MS Excel
1 11 (26.19%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (7.14%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.14%) Google Analytics
1 3 (7.14%) Office 365
2 1 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.38%) Google Apps
2 1 (2.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (23.81%) LAN
2 9 (21.43%) Internet
3 8 (19.05%) WAN
4 7 (16.67%) VPN
5 5 (11.90%) TCP/IP
6 4 (9.52%) Firewall
7 3 (7.14%) IP Telephony
7 3 (7.14%) SAN
8 2 (4.76%) ADSL
8 2 (4.76%) DNS
9 1 (2.38%) ATM
9 1 (2.38%) DHCP
9 1 (2.38%) FTP
9 1 (2.38%) Intranet
9 1 (2.38%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.38%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (2.38%) MS Access
2 1 (2.38%) MySQL
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) JIRA
1 1 (2.38%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (11.90%) Finance
2 4 (9.52%) Banking
2 4 (9.52%) Telecoms
3 3 (7.14%) Korean Language
3 3 (7.14%) Manufacturing
3 3 (7.14%) Marketing
4 1 (2.38%) Back Office
4 1 (2.38%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (14.29%) CSS
1 6 (14.29%) HTML
2 3 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 5 (11.90%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.14%) Blackberry
3 3 (7.14%) Device Driver
3 3 (7.14%) Driving Licence
3 3 (7.14%) Graphic Design
3 3 (7.14%) iPhone
3 3 (7.14%) PMI
3 3 (7.14%) SWIFT
3 3 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (4.76%) Contract for Difference
4 2 (4.76%) Life Science
5 1 (2.38%) EPoS
5 1 (2.38%) FMCG
5 1 (2.38%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 28 (66.67%) Windows
2 10 (23.81%) Windows 7
2 10 (23.81%) Windows Server
3 9 (21.43%) Windows XP
4 6 (14.29%) Mac OS X
4 6 (14.29%) Windows 8
5 4 (9.52%) Android
5 4 (9.52%) Linux
5 4 (9.52%) Unix
5 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (7.14%) Windows 10
6 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (4.76%) Mac OS X Server
8 1 (2.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (11.90%) ITIL
2 3 (7.14%) Analytics
2 3 (7.14%) Email Filtering
2 3 (7.14%) Kalman Filter
2 3 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (7.14%) Service Delivery
2 3 (7.14%) Web Analytics
2 3 (7.14%) Web Filtering
3 2 (4.76%) ERP
3 2 (4.76%) Incident Management
3 2 (4.76%) Information Security
4 1 (2.38%) BCP
4 1 (2.38%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (2.38%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (2.38%) Investment Management
4 1 (2.38%) Market Research
4 1 (2.38%) Project Management
4 1 (2.38%) Software Testing
4 1 (2.38%) Test Scripting
4 1 (2.38%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (19.05%) SQL
2 6 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 3 (7.14%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 9 (21.43%) Degree
2 5 (11.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (7.14%) PMI Certification
4 2 (4.76%) MCSE
5 1 (2.38%) A+ Certification
5 1 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.38%) MCDST
5 1 (2.38%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) SLA
2 2 (4.76%) QA
3 1 (2.38%) COBIT
System Software
1 14 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.38%) vSphere
2 1 (2.38%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (9.52%) SCCM
2 3 (7.14%) OpenView
2 3 (7.14%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 16 (38.10%) Microsoft
2 6 (14.29%) Apple
2 6 (14.29%) Cisco
2 6 (14.29%) Oracle
3 4 (9.52%) Google
4 3 (7.14%) Avaya
4 3 (7.14%) HP
4 3 (7.14%) Omniture
4 3 (7.14%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (4.76%) Adobe
5 2 (4.76%) Citrix
5 2 (4.76%) VMware
6 1 (2.38%) Atlassian
6 1 (2.38%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.38%) JD Edwards
6 1 (2.38%) Remedy
6 1 (2.38%) ServiceNow
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