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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Support Specialist
Rank 883 866 889
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +23
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Support Specialist 19 10 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.009% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.018% 0.010% 0.011%
Number of salaries quoted 15 7 12
Average salary £27,500 £21,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.90% -42.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,700 £18,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £27,500 £52,250
UK excluding London average salary £24,250 £21,500 £22,500
% change year-on-year
+12.79% -4.44%

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
108127 100585 110257
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.27% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 87510 83697 93999
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £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 19 September 2014 within the UK.

IT Support Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

IT Support Specialist
Top 17 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 September 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 -10 19 £27,500 +27.90% 13
London - 9 £30,000 - 4
South East -10 7 £24,000 - 6
Buckinghamshire - 3 £20,500 - 2
Cambridgeshire - 2 £38,250 -
Hampshire - 2 £23,500 - 4
East of England - 2 £38,250 -
Marlow - 2 £20,250 - 1
Berkshire +2 1 £35,000 -
Reading -5 1 £35,000 -
South West -28 1 £21,000 -2.32% 1
Surrey - 1 £24,000 -
Weybridge - 1 £24,000 -
Andover - 1 £22,500 - 3
Aylesbury - 1 £26,448 - 1
Bristol - 1 £21,000 -
Cambridge - 1 £37,500 -

IT Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 25 (78.13%) Windows
2 13 (40.63%) Microsoft
3 12 (37.50%) MS Excel
4 11 (34.38%) Active Directory
5 10 (31.25%) Linux
5 10 (31.25%) VMware
6 9 (28.13%) Degree
6 9 (28.13%) MS Office
6 9 (28.13%) SQL
7 8 (25.00%) Solaris
7 8 (25.00%) Python
7 8 (25.00%) LDAP
7 8 (25.00%) NFS
7 8 (25.00%) Mac OS X
7 8 (25.00%) Identity Management
7 8 (25.00%) Configuration Management
7 8 (25.00%) Xen
7 8 (25.00%) LAMP
7 8 (25.00%) Samba
7 8 (25.00%) iSCSI
7 8 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (25.00%) Open Source
7 8 (25.00%) Bash Shell
7 8 (25.00%) Fibre Channel
7 8 (25.00%) GPFS
7 8 (25.00%) Bcfg2
8 7 (21.88%) Windows 8
8 7 (21.88%) Windows 7
8 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (21.88%) SAN

IT Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 2 (6.25%) SharePoint
1 2 (6.25%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (3.13%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 9 (28.13%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (25.00%) LDAP
1 8 (25.00%) iSCSI
1 8 (25.00%) Fibre Channel
2 7 (21.88%) SAN
3 4 (12.50%) LAN
3 4 (12.50%) WAN
4 3 (9.38%) HTTP
4 3 (9.38%) TCP/IP
5 2 (6.25%) DHCP
5 2 (6.25%) Internet
5 2 (6.25%) DNS
6 1 (3.13%) Network Security
6 1 (3.13%) PABX
6 1 (3.13%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (3.13%) FTP
6 1 (3.13%) VPN
6 1 (3.13%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.63%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
General
1 3 (9.38%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.25%) Marketing
3 1 (3.13%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.00%) LAMP
2 2 (6.25%) XML
2 2 (6.25%) HTML
2 2 (6.25%) CSS
3 1 (3.13%) JSP
3 1 (3.13%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.00%) Open Source
2 6 (18.75%) Computer Science
3 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (9.38%) Blackberry
5 2 (6.25%) LIMS
5 2 (6.25%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (3.13%) iPhone
6 1 (3.13%) iPad
6 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
6 1 (3.13%) ASTM
6 1 (3.13%) Chemistry
6 1 (3.13%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 25 (78.13%) Windows
2 10 (31.25%) Linux
3 8 (25.00%) Solaris
3 8 (25.00%) Mac OS X
4 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (21.88%) Windows 7
4 7 (21.88%) Windows 8
5 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (9.38%) Apple iOS
7 2 (6.25%) Android
7 2 (6.25%) Mac OS
7 2 (6.25%) Windows XP
8 1 (3.13%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.00%) Configuration Management
1 8 (25.00%) Identity Management
2 6 (18.75%) Service Delivery
2 6 (18.75%) ITIL
3 5 (15.63%) Asset Management
4 3 (9.38%) Time Management
5 2 (6.25%) Data Protection
5 2 (6.25%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (6.25%) Line Management
5 2 (6.25%) Information Management
5 2 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (6.25%) Project Management
5 2 (6.25%) Load Balancing
6 1 (3.13%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (3.13%) Integration Testing
6 1 (3.13%) ITSM
6 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.13%) CRM
6 1 (3.13%) PRINCE
6 1 (3.13%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (28.13%) SQL
2 8 (25.00%) Python
2 8 (25.00%) Bash Shell
3 2 (6.25%) Shell Script
3 2 (6.25%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.13%) Java
4 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.13%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (28.13%) Degree
2 2 (6.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (6.25%) CCNA
2 2 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.13%) MCP
3 1 (3.13%) MCSE
3 1 (3.13%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.63%) SLA
1 5 (15.63%) QA
2 1 (3.13%) HL7
System Software
1 11 (34.38%) Active Directory
2 8 (25.00%) Samba
2 8 (25.00%) Xen
2 8 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (25.00%) NFS
2 8 (25.00%) GPFS
3 1 (3.13%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (25.00%) Bcfg2
Vendors
1 13 (40.63%) Microsoft
2 10 (31.25%) VMware
3 3 (9.38%) Cisco
4 2 (6.25%) Oracle
4 2 (6.25%) Tableau
5 1 (3.13%) MobileIron
5 1 (3.13%) ION Trading
5 1 (3.13%) HP
5 1 (3.13%) Dell
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Andover
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Salary: £20000 - £24500 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Andover, Hampshire
Premier Group Recruitment
Salary: £23000 - £24500 per annum + 5% Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Argus Media
Salary: Competitive salary and benefits package
Posted: 4 days ago
Andover, Hampshire
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £24500 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £24500 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Marlow, Buckinghamshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £18000.00 - £23000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
onefinestay
Salary: From £26,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Bath
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Buckinghamshire & Milton Keynes Fire & Rescue Service
Salary: £26,448 per annum - Salary Scale H
Posted: 17 days ago
London, United Kingdom
Tableau Software
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 17 days ago