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 22 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IT Support Specialist
UK
Rank 816 917 923
Rank change year-on-year
+101 +6
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Support Specialist 37 30 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.045% 0.030% 0.025%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.046% 0.031% 0.026%
Number of salaries quoted 31 27 19
Median salary £35,000 £31,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -16.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,900 £23,800 £25,400
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £49,000 £43,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £27,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -26.66%

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
80056 96820 101312
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.44% 96.45% 96.68%
Number of salaries quoted 66472 81235 84186
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 22 January 2017 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 22 January 2017. 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 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 +92 32 £35,000 +11.11% 3
South East +63 11 £32,500 +18.18% 2
London +61 10 £35,000 -
East of England +21 5 £18,000 -51.35%
Hertfordshire +11 4 £18,000 -51.35%
Oxfordshire - 4 - -
West Drayton - 4 £35,000 -
Bicester - 4 - -
Watford - 3 £18,000 -
Berkshire - 3 £26,250 -
North West -10 2 £30,750 +11.81%
West Midlands - 2 £32,750 - 1
Hampshire - 2 £29,250 - 1
Manchester - 2 £30,750 -
City of London +42 1 £62,500 +4.16%
South West +21 1 £27,500 +10.00%
East Sussex - 1 £52,500 -
Kent - 1 £30,000 -
West Sussex - 1 £52,500 -
Wiltshire - 1 £27,500 -
Solihull - 1 £42,500 -
Warwickshire - 1 £23,000 -
Yorkshire - 1 £42,500 -
Uxbridge - 1 - -
Sevenoaks - 1 £30,000 -
Reading - 1 - -
Slough - 1 £32,500 -
Brighton - 1 £52,500 -
Basingstoke - 1 £30,000 - 1
Fareham - 1 £28,500 -

IT Support Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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 37 (51.39%) Windows
2 33 (45.83%) Microsoft
3 20 (27.78%) Active Directory
4 18 (25.00%) Linux
5 17 (23.61%) MS Excel
5 17 (23.61%) Windows Server
6 14 (19.44%) Office 365
6 14 (19.44%) Finance
7 13 (18.06%) MS Office
7 13 (18.06%) Windows 7
8 12 (16.67%) ITIL
9 11 (15.28%) MS Exchange
9 11 (15.28%) LAN
9 11 (15.28%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (13.89%) Hyper-V
10 10 (13.89%) Exchange Server 2013
10 10 (13.89%) Windows 10
10 10 (13.89%) SQL Server
10 10 (13.89%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (12.50%) Unix
11 9 (12.50%) VMware
11 9 (12.50%) IP Telephony
11 9 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
11 9 (12.50%) PowerShell
11 9 (12.50%) Apple iOS
11 9 (12.50%) Degree
12 8 (11.11%) Incident Management
12 8 (11.11%) Service Management
12 8 (11.11%) TCP/IP
12 8 (11.11%) Apple

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 11 (15.28%) MS Exchange
2 10 (13.89%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (6.94%) Skype for Business
4 3 (4.17%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.39%) IIS
5 1 (1.39%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 17 (23.61%) MS Excel
2 13 (18.06%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (19.44%) Office 365
2 5 (6.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.78%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 11 (15.28%) LAN
2 9 (12.50%) IP Telephony
3 8 (11.11%) TCP/IP
4 7 (9.72%) Firewall
4 7 (9.72%) VoIP
5 5 (6.94%) Skype
6 4 (5.56%) Internet
6 4 (5.56%) SAN
7 3 (4.17%) VLAN
7 3 (4.17%) WAN
7 3 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (2.78%) DHCP
8 2 (2.78%) DNS
8 2 (2.78%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (2.78%) Unified Communications
8 2 (2.78%) VPN
9 1 (1.39%) MPLS
9 1 (1.39%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.89%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.17%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.17%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.39%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.39%) MS Access
4 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (19.44%) Finance
2 7 (9.72%) Marketing
3 3 (4.17%) Manufacturing
3 3 (4.17%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (4.17%) Retail
4 2 (2.78%) Law
4 2 (2.78%) Legal
5 1 (1.39%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.94%) Web Services
2 2 (2.78%) .NET
2 2 (2.78%) Velocity
3 1 (1.39%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.39%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.94%) Computer Science
1 5 (6.94%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (5.56%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.17%) EPoS
4 2 (2.78%) BYOD
4 2 (2.78%) CMDB
4 2 (2.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (2.78%) Hedge funds
4 2 (2.78%) Physics
5 1 (1.39%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.39%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.39%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.39%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 37 (51.39%) Windows
2 18 (25.00%) Linux
3 17 (23.61%) Windows Server
4 13 (18.06%) Windows 7
5 11 (15.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (13.89%) Windows 10
7 9 (12.50%) Apple iOS
7 9 (12.50%) Unix
8 7 (9.72%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (6.94%) Mac OS X
10 4 (5.56%) Windows 8
11 3 (4.17%) Ubuntu
12 1 (1.39%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (16.67%) ITIL
2 8 (11.11%) Incident Management
2 8 (11.11%) Service Management
3 6 (8.33%) ITSM
4 4 (5.56%) Mobile Device Management
4 4 (5.56%) Project Management
4 4 (5.56%) Security Auditing
5 3 (4.17%) Asset Management
5 3 (4.17%) Collateral Management
5 3 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (4.17%) DevOps
5 3 (4.17%) Regulatory Compliance
5 3 (4.17%) Time Management
6 2 (2.78%) Configuration Management
6 2 (2.78%) CRM
6 2 (2.78%) High-Frequency Trading
6 2 (2.78%) ITIL V3
6 2 (2.78%) PRINCE2
6 2 (2.78%) Service Delivery
6 2 (2.78%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 7 (9.72%) Shell Script
2 7 (9.72%) SQL
3 2 (2.78%) VB
4 1 (1.39%) C#
4 1 (1.39%) PHP
4 1 (1.39%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (13.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (12.50%) Degree
3 4 (5.56%) A+ Certification
4 3 (4.17%) AWS Certification
4 3 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (4.17%) MCSA
5 2 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.78%) MCITP
5 2 (2.78%) MCP
5 2 (2.78%) MCTS
6 1 (1.39%) MCSE
6 1 (1.39%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.39%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.17%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.39%) HL7
2 1 (1.39%) QA
2 1 (1.39%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (27.78%) Active Directory
2 10 (13.89%) Hyper-V
3 9 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (5.56%) VMware ESX
5 2 (2.78%) BitLocker
6 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.39%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.39%) XenApp
6 1 (1.39%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (9.72%) SCCM
2 2 (2.78%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.39%) SCOM
3 1 (1.39%) ServiceCenter
3 1 (1.39%) WSUS
Vendors
1 33 (45.83%) Microsoft
2 9 (12.50%) VMware
3 8 (11.11%) Apple
4 7 (9.72%) Cisco
5 6 (8.33%) Citrix
6 4 (5.56%) Oracle
7 3 (4.17%) Dell
7 3 (4.17%) HP
7 3 (4.17%) Red Hat
7 3 (4.17%) ServiceNow
8 2 (2.78%) Intel Security
8 2 (2.78%) Mitel
8 2 (2.78%) Polycom
8 2 (2.78%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (2.78%) Sophos
9 1 (1.39%) Avaya
9 1 (1.39%) EqualLogic
9 1 (1.39%) MobileIron
9 1 (1.39%) Symantec
9 1 (1.39%) Veeam
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Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £29250 per annum + pen, 5w hol, DIS, salary increments
Posted: 5 days ago