The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Support Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Specialist
Rank 654 711 601
Rank change year-on-year
+57 -110
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 261 255 399
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.23% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.24% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 186 205 339
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,115 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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
90823 105550 110058
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.28% 96.22% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 76065 87949 88918
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% +1.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Support Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Support Specialist in the job title.

Support Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Support Specialist
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Support Specialist within the UK.

Support Specialist Salary Trend in the UK

Support Specialist
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Support Specialist over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 within the UK.

Support Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

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 Support Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 25 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +45 225 £39,000 +4.00% 31
London +56 81 £52,250 +18.75% 12
South East +34 52 £30,000 -20.00% 7
Yorkshire +30 24 £33,000 -5.71% 2
East of England +8 24 £45,000 +16.88% 7
City of London +74 21 £54,500 -12.80% 2
West Yorkshire +16 14 £27,500 -21.42% 1
West Midlands -14 14 £28,750 -4.16%
Bedfordshire +25 12 £45,000 +100.00% 2
Leeds +20 12 £25,000 -28.57% 1
South West -4 12 £27,500 -29.03% 1
Scotland +28 11 £15,000 -65.11%
Surrey +12 11 £27,500 -15.38% 2
Berkshire +27 10 £37,500 -23.46%
Birmingham -17 10 £28,250 -5.83%
North Yorkshire +19 9 £39,000 +77.27%
Hampshire +20 8 £26,500 -31.61% 3
West Sussex +12 8 £52,500 +27.27%
North West +12 8 £29,500 -10.60%
Crawley +3 8 £52,500 +23.52%
North East +10 7 £40,000 +26.98% 1
Tyne and Wear +7 7 £40,000 +26.98% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne +3 7 £40,000 +26.98% 1
Luton - 7 £32,500 - 2
Glasgow - 7 - -
Reading +3 6 £55,000 +17.02%
Hertfordshire +19 5 £60,000 +110.52% 3
Dorset +17 5 £35,000 +75.00%
South Wales +14 5 £45,000 +5.88%
Poole +13 5 £35,000 +75.00%

Support Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, 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 Support Specialist in the job title.

1 222 (38.95%) Windows
2 214 (37.54%) SQL
3 168 (29.47%) Microsoft
4 161 (28.25%) Finance
5 160 (28.07%) ITIL
6 136 (23.86%) Linux
7 121 (21.23%) Windows Server
8 109 (19.12%) SQL Server
9 107 (18.77%) Unix
10 93 (16.32%) Oracle
11 87 (15.26%) Degree
12 82 (14.39%) Active Directory
13 73 (12.81%) CRM
14 70 (12.28%) VMware
15 68 (11.93%) MS Excel
16 60 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
17 56 (9.82%) Analytical Skills
18 54 (9.47%) SLA
19 52 (9.12%) MS Exchange
19 52 (9.12%) .NET
20 51 (8.95%) Oracle Database
21 47 (8.25%) MS Office
22 46 (8.07%) Java
22 46 (8.07%) PowerShell
23 45 (7.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 45 (7.89%) SharePoint
24 44 (7.72%) Firewall
25 43 (7.54%) SAP
26 42 (7.37%) IIS
27 40 (7.02%) VMware Infrastructure

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 52 (9.12%) MS Exchange
2 45 (7.89%) SharePoint
3 42 (7.37%) IIS
4 24 (4.21%) Exchange Server 2010
5 19 (3.33%) WebLogic
6 14 (2.46%) Skype for Business
7 13 (2.28%) Oracle Service Bus
8 12 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2013
9 10 (1.75%) Tomcat
10 9 (1.58%) Apache
11 6 (1.05%) Confluence
11 6 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2007
12 5 (0.88%) Oracle Application Server
12 5 (0.88%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.70%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 3 (0.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 3 (0.53%) CMS
14 3 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
14 3 (0.53%) JBoss
14 3 (0.53%) nginx
Applications
1 68 (11.93%) MS Excel
2 47 (8.25%) MS Office
3 9 (1.58%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.88%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.18%) InCopy
5 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 30 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (3.33%) SAP Business One
3 10 (1.75%) Oracle Financials
3 10 (1.75%) Unit4 Business World
4 7 (1.23%) Dynamics GP
5 6 (1.05%) SAP MDM
6 4 (0.70%) Eloqua
6 4 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.70%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.53%) Maximo
7 3 (0.53%) Summit
8 2 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.18%) assyst
9 1 (0.18%) Cerner Millennium
9 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.18%) EQXanite
9 1 (0.18%) Siebel Analytics
Cloud Services
1 26 (4.56%) Office 365
2 9 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
2 9 (1.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.40%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.88%) Mimecast
5 3 (0.53%) Yammer
6 2 (0.35%) iTunes
7 1 (0.18%) Apcera
7 1 (0.18%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.18%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (7.72%) Firewall
2 39 (6.84%) TCP/IP
3 35 (6.14%) DNS
4 26 (4.56%) VoIP
5 21 (3.68%) DHCP
6 19 (3.33%) VPN
7 18 (3.16%) Internet
8 17 (2.98%) LAN
9 16 (2.81%) SAN
10 14 (2.46%) IP Telephony
10 14 (2.46%) VLAN
11 13 (2.28%) MPLS
12 12 (2.11%) Wireless
13 11 (1.93%) CTI
14 9 (1.58%) BGP
15 8 (1.40%) OSPF
15 8 (1.40%) Skype
15 8 (1.40%) WLAN
16 7 (1.23%) HTTP
16 7 (1.23%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (19.12%) SQL Server
2 51 (8.95%) Oracle Database
3 45 (7.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 25 (4.39%) Crystal Reports
5 19 (3.33%) BusinessObjects
6 16 (2.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 15 (2.63%) Relational Database
8 12 (2.11%) Oracle BI EE
9 10 (1.75%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 10 (1.75%) Xcelsius
10 9 (1.58%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (1.58%) Oracle Database 11g
11 8 (1.40%) MySQL
11 8 (1.40%) RDBMS
12 6 (1.05%) Oracle Database 10g
12 6 (1.05%) Oracle Database 12c
12 6 (1.05%) PowerCenter
13 5 (0.88%) Data Mart
13 5 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
13 5 (0.88%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 8 (1.40%) Eclipse
1 8 (1.40%) JIRA
2 5 (0.88%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.35%) Android Studio
5 1 (0.18%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.18%) Toad
General
1 161 (28.25%) Finance
2 24 (4.21%) Banking
3 19 (3.33%) Marketing
4 18 (3.16%) Manufacturing
5 16 (2.81%) Advertising
6 13 (2.28%) Back Office
7 12 (2.11%) Financial Institution
7 12 (2.11%) Front Office
7 12 (2.11%) German Language
7 12 (2.11%) Law
8 9 (1.58%) French Language
9 8 (1.40%) Japanese Language
9 8 (1.40%) Retail
10 7 (1.23%) Telecoms
11 6 (1.05%) Spanish Language
12 5 (0.88%) Investment Banking
12 5 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.70%) Electronics
13 4 (0.70%) Military
14 3 (0.53%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (9.12%) .NET
2 38 (6.67%) XML
3 36 (6.32%) Web Services
4 25 (4.39%) Middleware
5 22 (3.86%) HTML
6 16 (2.81%) FIX Protocol
7 15 (2.63%) ASP.NET
8 14 (2.46%) CSS
8 14 (2.46%) Oracle Fusion
9 13 (2.28%) SOAP
10 11 (1.93%) VXML
11 10 (1.75%) XML Messaging
12 8 (1.40%) J2EE
12 8 (1.40%) XSL
12 8 (1.40%) XSLT
13 6 (1.05%) REST
13 6 (1.05%) SAP Basis
14 5 (0.88%) Murex MxML
14 5 (0.88%) Oracle GoldenGate
15 4 (0.70%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 56 (9.82%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (4.91%) Computer Science
3 26 (4.56%) Data Centre
3 26 (4.56%) Management Information System
4 20 (3.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 18 (3.16%) Data Integration
6 16 (2.81%) Enterprise Software
7 14 (2.46%) Derivative
7 14 (2.46%) Fixed Income
8 12 (2.11%) Clustering
9 11 (1.93%) Blackberry
9 11 (1.93%) Driving Licence
9 11 (1.93%) IVR
9 11 (1.93%) Mobile Computing
10 10 (1.75%) Mobile App
11 8 (1.40%) Life Science
12 6 (1.05%) e-Learning
12 6 (1.05%) Equities
12 6 (1.05%) Fintech
13 5 (0.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 222 (38.95%) Windows
2 136 (23.86%) Linux
3 121 (21.23%) Windows Server
4 107 (18.77%) Unix
5 60 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 37 (6.49%) Windows Server 2003
6 37 (6.49%) Windows Server 2012
7 35 (6.14%) Windows 7
8 30 (5.26%) Solaris
9 29 (5.09%) AIX
10 15 (2.63%) Apple iOS
10 15 (2.63%) Mac OS X
10 15 (2.63%) Windows XP
11 13 (2.28%) Windows 10
12 12 (2.11%) Windows 8
13 10 (1.75%) Android
14 7 (1.23%) Windows Mobile
15 5 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 4 (0.70%) CentOS
17 3 (0.53%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (28.07%) ITIL
2 73 (12.81%) CRM
3 38 (6.67%) Service Delivery
3 38 (6.67%) Service Management
3 38 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 37 (6.49%) Migration
5 35 (6.14%) Project Management
6 33 (5.79%) Problem Management
7 32 (5.61%) ERP
8 28 (4.91%) Performance Monitoring
8 28 (4.91%) Release Management
8 28 (4.91%) Root Cause Analysis
9 26 (4.56%) Change Management
9 26 (4.56%) Presales
10 23 (4.04%) Asset Management
11 22 (3.86%) Agile Software Development
11 22 (3.86%) Continuous Improvement
12 21 (3.68%) Coaching
12 21 (3.68%) Data Security
13 19 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 214 (37.54%) SQL
2 46 (8.07%) Java
2 46 (8.07%) PowerShell
3 34 (5.96%) JavaScript
4 27 (4.74%) C#
5 25 (4.39%) PL/SQL
6 20 (3.51%) VBScript
7 18 (3.16%) VB
8 16 (2.81%) Python
8 16 (2.81%) Shell Script
9 13 (2.28%) C++
9 13 (2.28%) Perl
10 7 (1.23%) C
11 6 (1.05%) T-SQL
11 6 (1.05%) VBA
12 5 (0.88%) Bash Shell
13 4 (0.70%) PHP
13 4 (0.70%) R
14 3 (0.53%) RPG
15 2 (0.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 87 (15.26%) Degree
2 33 (5.79%) ITIL Certification
3 30 (5.26%) Security Cleared
4 24 (4.21%) Microsoft Certification
5 20 (3.51%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (3.51%) DV Cleared
6 17 (2.98%) AAT
7 13 (2.28%) CCNA
8 11 (1.93%) MCSE
9 10 (1.75%) CCNP
9 10 (1.75%) MCP
10 7 (1.23%) Network+ Certification
11 6 (1.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 5 (0.88%) MCTS
12 5 (0.88%) SC Cleared
13 4 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 3 (0.53%) MCITP
14 3 (0.53%) MCSA
14 3 (0.53%) Oracle Certification
14 3 (0.53%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (9.47%) SLA
2 17 (2.98%) Data Quality
3 14 (2.46%) QA
4 4 (0.70%) HL7
4 4 (0.70%) Solvency II
5 2 (0.35%) DICOM
6 1 (0.18%) COBIT
6 1 (0.18%) GAMP
6 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 82 (14.39%) Active Directory
2 40 (7.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (6.14%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.05%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (1.05%) Oracle RAC
5 5 (0.88%) XenApp
6 4 (0.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 4 (0.70%) Terminal Server
6 4 (0.70%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.70%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (0.53%) Shibboleth
7 3 (0.53%) VMware ESX
7 3 (0.53%) VMware Server
8 2 (0.35%) KVM
9 1 (0.18%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.18%) Docker
9 1 (0.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.18%) vSphere
9 1 (0.18%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 37 (6.49%) SCCM
2 17 (2.98%) SCOM
3 11 (1.93%) Control-M
4 10 (1.75%) EMC NetWorker
5 9 (1.58%) NetBackup
6 8 (1.40%) WSUS
7 7 (1.23%) ITRS Geneos
8 6 (1.05%) Oracle RMAN
9 5 (0.88%) Casper Suite
9 5 (0.88%) Data Guard
9 5 (0.88%) SCOrch
10 4 (0.70%) McAfee ePO
10 4 (0.70%) SCVMM
11 3 (0.53%) AirWatch
11 3 (0.53%) HP NNM
11 3 (0.53%) Tivoli
12 2 (0.35%) BMC PATROL
12 2 (0.35%) Nagios
12 2 (0.35%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 2 (0.35%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 168 (29.47%) Microsoft
2 93 (16.32%) Oracle
3 70 (12.28%) VMware
4 43 (7.54%) SAP
5 38 (6.67%) Citrix
6 34 (5.96%) Cisco
7 30 (5.26%) Salesforce.com
8 25 (4.39%) HP
9 22 (3.86%) Red Hat
10 20 (3.51%) EMC
11 16 (2.81%) Apple
12 15 (2.63%) Informatica
13 13 (2.28%) IBM
13 13 (2.28%) Siebel
14 11 (1.93%) Genesys
14 11 (1.93%) Sybase
15 10 (1.75%) Maconomy
15 10 (1.75%) Murex
16 9 (1.58%) Juniper
17 8 (1.40%) Sage
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits + Training
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hertford, Hertfordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £19000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Yorkshire
set2recruit
Salary: £25000 - £35000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £24,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Computer People
Salary: £30000.00 - £32000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits + Training
Posted: 21 hours ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
JM
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Car, Benefits and Bonus Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Feltham, Middlesex
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £42000 per annum + 1,200 DV Allowance
Posted: Yesterday
London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus, shares, pension
Posted: 5 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + + Bonus + On-call + O/T +++
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
2i Resourcing
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum Competitive base salary + attractive
Posted: 5 days ago
Abingdon
Sophos
Salary: Highly Competitive + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Central London / West End
Jenkins Jacob
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
JM
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + bonus and pension
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds
Workforce
Salary: £10,000 - £40,000 per year
Posted: 16 days ago
Guildford
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + on call allowance, expenses
Posted: 16 days ago
Camberley
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £37000.00 - £41000.00 per annum + car, bonus, pension
Posted: 12 days ago
Abingdon
Sophos
Salary: Highly competative + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Central London
Guru Careers
Salary: Competitive DOE + Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
England
Hays London City Cheapside
Salary: £37000.00 - £41000.00 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
UK
Yoh
Salary: Car, company car, Additional Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago