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 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Support Specialist
Rank 867 875 868
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -7
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Support Specialist 28 11 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.010% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.026% 0.011% 0.011%
Number of salaries quoted 20 7 12
Average salary £27,500 £21,500 £29,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.90% -26.49%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £18,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £27,500 £49,500
UK excluding London average salary £24,500 £21,500 £25,000
% change year-on-year
+13.95% -14.00%

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
107784 102248 109748
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.53% 94.51% 95.28%
Number of salaries quoted 87953 84954 93424
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £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 20 October 2014 within the UK.

IT Support Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

IT Support Specialist
Top 16 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 20 October 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 +3 28 £27,500 +27.90% 5
London - 15 £30,000 - 1
South East +7 12 £23,500 - 2
Hampshire - 4 £23,500 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 4 £20,500 - 1
Marlow - 3 £20,500 -
City of London - 3 £41,000 - 1
Oxfordshire - 2 £35,000 -
Oxford - 2 £35,000 -
Andover - 2 £22,375 -
Berkshire +6 1 £35,000 -
Reading -9 1 £35,000 -
Winchester - 1 £27,500 - 1
Aylesbury - 1 £26,448 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £39,000 -
East of England - 1 £39,000 -

IT Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 26 (66.67%) Windows
2 17 (43.59%) Microsoft
3 16 (41.03%) MS Excel
3 16 (41.03%) Active Directory
4 14 (35.90%) Windows 7
5 13 (33.33%) MS Office
6 10 (25.64%) SQL
6 10 (25.64%) Windows 8
6 10 (25.64%) Degree
7 9 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (23.08%) ITIL
8 6 (15.38%) LAN
8 6 (15.38%) WAN
8 6 (15.38%) Cisco
8 6 (15.38%) Asset Management
8 6 (15.38%) Time Management
9 5 (12.82%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (12.82%) QA
9 5 (12.82%) Mac OS
9 5 (12.82%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (12.82%) Finance
9 5 (12.82%) VMware
9 5 (12.82%) Internet
9 5 (12.82%) Service Delivery
9 5 (12.82%) SLA
9 5 (12.82%) MS Exchange
9 5 (12.82%) SQL Server
9 5 (12.82%) Linux
10 4 (10.26%) Tableau
10 4 (10.26%) Mobile Device Management

IT Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 5 (12.82%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.56%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.56%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (41.03%) MS Excel
2 13 (33.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.38%) LAN
1 6 (15.38%) WAN
2 5 (12.82%) Internet
3 3 (7.69%) HTTP
3 3 (7.69%) SAN
4 2 (5.13%) DNS
4 2 (5.13%) TCP/IP
4 2 (5.13%) DHCP
4 2 (5.13%) VoIP
4 2 (5.13%) Network Security
5 1 (2.56%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (2.56%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (2.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.82%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (12.82%) Finance
2 3 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.56%) Retail
3 1 (2.56%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.13%) HTML
1 2 (5.13%) CSS
2 1 (2.56%) JSP
2 1 (2.56%) XML
2 1 (2.56%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.69%) Blackberry
4 2 (5.13%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.56%) LIMS
5 1 (2.56%) iPhone
5 1 (2.56%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 26 (66.67%) Windows
2 14 (35.90%) Windows 7
3 10 (25.64%) Windows 8
4 9 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (12.82%) Mac OS
5 5 (12.82%) Linux
5 5 (12.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (10.26%) Android
7 3 (7.69%) Apple iOS
8 1 (2.56%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (2.56%) Windows XP
8 1 (2.56%) Mac OS X
8 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.08%) ITIL
2 6 (15.38%) Asset Management
2 6 (15.38%) Time Management
3 5 (12.82%) Service Delivery
4 4 (10.26%) Data Protection
4 4 (10.26%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (5.13%) Line Management
5 2 (5.13%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (5.13%) Information Management
5 2 (5.13%) Load Balancing
5 2 (5.13%) B2B
6 1 (2.56%) Project Management
6 1 (2.56%) ITSM
6 1 (2.56%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 10 (25.64%) SQL
2 3 (7.69%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.13%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.56%) Java
4 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (25.64%) Degree
2 4 (10.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (2.56%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.56%) MCSE
3 1 (2.56%) CCNA
3 1 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.56%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.82%) SLA
1 5 (12.82%) QA
System Software
1 16 (41.03%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.56%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (43.59%) Microsoft
2 6 (15.38%) Cisco
3 5 (12.82%) VMware
4 4 (10.26%) Tableau
5 1 (2.56%) Oracle
5 1 (2.56%) ION Trading
5 1 (2.56%) Google
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