The first table below looks at the demand for the 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 Support Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Specialist
Rank 585 575 517
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -58
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 332 312 418
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.29% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.30% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 284 237 343
Average salary £36,500 £37,750 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.31% -5.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,650 £24,950 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
109819 102628 112165
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.44% 94.27% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 89750 85116 96213
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -

Support Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Support Specialist in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 23 July 2014 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Support Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 23 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -16 312 £36,500 -3.94% 32
London -2 124 £41,250 +3.12% 10
South East -2 85 £35,000 -6.66% 10
East of England -6 41 £39,000 -2.50% 3
City of London -3 39 £47,500 +26.66% 7
Surrey +22 31 £35,000 -30.00% 3
Berkshire -5 26 £36,500 +32.72% 2
Yorkshire -16 26 £37,500 +87.50%
Essex +9 16 £42,500 -5.55% 2
Hampshire -5 16 £31,349 -23.07% 4
South West -7 14 £22,750 -27.77% 4
West Yorkshire -18 14 £33,750 +12.50%
Bedfordshire -4 12 £39,000 -1.26% 1
Leeds -21 10 £36,250 +20.83%
Hertfordshire -24 10 £29,250 -30.35%
Southampton -2 9 £31,000 -20.51% 2
Luton - 9 £39,000 -
West Midlands -18 8 £39,750 -3.03% 1
North West -24 8 £42,500 +21.42% 2
Reading -6 7 £22,750 -37.67% 1
Bristol -6 7 £40,000 -4.76%
Woking - 7 £39,250 - 1
Buckinghamshire +4 6 £29,500 -9.23%
Birmingham +2 6 £41,250 -8.33%
Wokingham +9 5 £34,000 -15.00%
Kent - 5 £32,500 -
Devon - 5 £22,750 - 1
North Yorkshire - 5 £46,000 -
Borehamwood - 5 £24,500 -
Knaresborough - 5 £46,000 -

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited 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 Support Specialist in their job title.

1 313 (44.97%) Windows
2 237 (34.05%) SQL
3 173 (24.86%) Microsoft
4 171 (24.57%) SQL Server
5 159 (22.84%) Oracle
6 150 (21.55%) Finance
7 148 (21.26%) Linux
8 139 (19.97%) ITIL
9 108 (15.52%) UNIX
10 106 (15.23%) Java
11 100 (14.37%) MS Excel
12 92 (13.22%) SAP
13 89 (12.79%) Active Directory
14 85 (12.21%) VMware
15 82 (11.78%) Degree
16 81 (11.64%) Windows Server 2008
17 66 (9.48%) MS Office
18 62 (8.91%) IIS
19 60 (8.62%) VMware Infrastructure
20 57 (8.19%) Windows 7
20 57 (8.19%) Banking
21 55 (7.90%) WebSphere
21 55 (7.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 55 (7.90%) Oracle Database
22 54 (7.76%) Citrix
23 53 (7.61%) Windows Server 2003
24 52 (7.47%) Microsoft Certification
24 52 (7.47%) XML
25 51 (7.33%) .NET
25 51 (7.33%) Cisco

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited 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 Support Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 62 (8.91%) IIS
2 55 (7.90%) WebSphere
3 48 (6.90%) MS Exchange
4 43 (6.18%) SharePoint
5 31 (4.45%) Tomcat
6 26 (3.74%) IBM Notes
6 26 (3.74%) WebLogic
7 25 (3.59%) Apache
8 23 (3.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 23 (3.30%) NetWeaver
9 20 (2.87%) BizTalk Server
9 20 (2.87%) WebSphere Application Server
9 20 (2.87%) Exchange Server 2010
10 17 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2007
11 13 (1.87%) Lync
12 11 (1.58%) WebSphere Process Server
13 8 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2003
13 8 (1.15%) SharePoint 2010
14 7 (1.01%) FileNet
15 6 (0.86%) CMS
Applications
1 100 (14.37%) MS Excel
2 66 (9.48%) MS Office
3 7 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.72%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.57%) SPSS
6 1 (0.14%) Windchill
6 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 23 (3.30%) SAP SRM
2 13 (1.87%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (1.44%) SAP ERP
4 9 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
4 9 (1.29%) Dynamics GP
4 9 (1.29%) SunGard AvantGard
5 4 (0.57%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (0.57%) Academy Housing
5 4 (0.57%) arcHouse
6 3 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.43%) PeopleSoft HRMS
6 3 (0.43%) Oracle CRM
6 3 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.43%) Magento
7 2 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
7 2 (0.29%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.29%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.14%) SAP MM
8 1 (0.14%) HFM
8 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.01%) SaaS
2 6 (0.86%) Office 365
3 4 (0.57%) Google Apps
4 3 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.14%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.14%) Route 53
6 1 (0.14%) IaaS
6 1 (0.14%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 49 (7.04%) Firewall
2 47 (6.75%) DNS
3 46 (6.61%) SAN
4 43 (6.18%) TCP/IP
5 32 (4.60%) LAN
5 32 (4.60%) Internet
6 31 (4.45%) WAN
7 27 (3.88%) DHCP
8 26 (3.74%) VPN
9 23 (3.30%) LDAP
10 14 (2.01%) HTTP
11 13 (1.87%) VoIP
12 10 (1.44%) Network Security
13 9 (1.29%) NAS
13 9 (1.29%) VLAN
14 8 (1.15%) Wireless
14 8 (1.15%) iSCSI
14 8 (1.15%) Fibre Channel
15 7 (1.01%) DMZ
15 7 (1.01%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 171 (24.57%) SQL Server
2 55 (7.90%) Oracle Database
3 38 (5.46%) MySQL
4 31 (4.45%) Crystal Reports
5 27 (3.88%) DB2
5 27 (3.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 25 (3.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 25 (3.59%) SQL Server 2000
7 24 (3.45%) SAP BI
8 23 (3.30%) Relational Database
9 21 (3.02%) SQL Server 2008
10 17 (2.44%) Oracle Database 10g
11 16 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
11 16 (2.30%) SQL Server 2005
12 12 (1.72%) RDBMS
12 12 (1.72%) MaxDB
13 9 (1.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 7 (1.01%) DTS
15 6 (0.86%) Oracle Database 11g
16 5 (0.72%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 4 (0.57%) PeopleTools
2 3 (0.43%) Visual Studio
2 3 (0.43%) MSI
2 3 (0.43%) Subversion
2 3 (0.43%) VisualVM
2 3 (0.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (0.43%) Eclipse
3 2 (0.29%) CruiseControl
3 2 (0.29%) ClearCase
3 2 (0.29%) ClearQuest
4 1 (0.14%) Maven
General
1 150 (21.55%) Finance
2 57 (8.19%) Banking
3 28 (4.02%) Marketing
4 24 (3.45%) Legal
5 23 (3.30%) Telecoms
6 12 (1.72%) Manufacturing
6 12 (1.72%) Investment Banking
7 11 (1.58%) German Language
8 10 (1.44%) Front Office
8 10 (1.44%) Back Office
9 9 (1.29%) Law
9 9 (1.29%) Publishing
10 8 (1.15%) Retail
10 8 (1.15%) French Language
11 7 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
12 6 (0.86%) Multimedia
13 4 (0.57%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.57%) Automotive
14 2 (0.29%) Electronics
14 2 (0.29%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (7.47%) XML
2 51 (7.33%) .NET
3 39 (5.60%) HTML
4 30 (4.31%) Middleware
5 26 (3.74%) Web Services
6 24 (3.45%) LAMP
7 23 (3.30%) SAP XI
7 23 (3.30%) SAP PI
8 21 (3.02%) J2EE
9 19 (2.73%) SOAP
10 17 (2.44%) WebSphere MQ
11 15 (2.16%) SAP Basis
11 15 (2.16%) JSP
12 11 (1.58%) REST
13 10 (1.44%) CSS
14 9 (1.29%) ASP.NET
14 9 (1.29%) COM
15 8 (1.15%) JMS
16 7 (1.01%) WPF
17 6 (0.86%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 38 (5.46%) Computer Science
2 26 (3.74%) Replication
3 25 (3.59%) Management Information System
4 20 (2.87%) Clustering
5 19 (2.73%) Enterprise Software
6 18 (2.59%) Open Source
6 18 (2.59%) Blackberry
7 15 (2.16%) Mobile App
8 11 (1.58%) NHS
9 8 (1.15%) SWIFT
9 8 (1.15%) iPhone
9 8 (1.15%) Video Conferencing
10 7 (1.01%) iPad
10 7 (1.01%) Hedge funds
10 7 (1.01%) Data Integration
11 6 (0.86%) PKI
11 6 (0.86%) Credit Risk
11 6 (0.86%) EFT
11 6 (0.86%) Mathematics
12 5 (0.72%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 313 (44.97%) Windows
2 148 (21.26%) Linux
3 108 (15.52%) UNIX
4 81 (11.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 57 (8.19%) Windows 7
6 55 (7.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 53 (7.61%) Windows Server 2003
8 47 (6.75%) Solaris
9 30 (4.31%) Windows 8
10 21 (3.02%) Windows XP
11 20 (2.87%) AIX
12 14 (2.01%) Windows Server 2012
13 10 (1.44%) Mac OS X
14 8 (1.15%) Apple iOS
15 7 (1.01%) HPUX
16 5 (0.72%) Windows 2000 Server
16 5 (0.72%) CentOS
17 4 (0.57%) Oracle Linux
18 3 (0.43%) SUSE
18 3 (0.43%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (19.97%) ITIL
2 45 (6.47%) ERP
3 43 (6.18%) Problem Management
4 39 (5.60%) Service Delivery
5 37 (5.32%) Business Intelligence
6 36 (5.17%) Project Management
7 32 (4.60%) Change Management
8 31 (4.45%) Disaster Recovery
9 29 (4.17%) CRM
10 28 (4.02%) Migration
10 28 (4.02%) Continuous Improvement
11 25 (3.59%) Asset Management
12 20 (2.87%) Incident Management
12 20 (2.87%) Time Management
13 19 (2.73%) Configuration Management
14 17 (2.44%) Business Continuity
14 17 (2.44%) Root Cause Analysis
15 16 (2.30%) Document Management
15 16 (2.30%) Systems Analysis
15 16 (2.30%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 237 (34.05%) SQL
2 106 (15.23%) Java
3 47 (6.75%) ABAP
4 36 (5.17%) Perl
5 33 (4.74%) JavaScript
6 29 (4.17%) T-SQL
6 29 (4.17%) PowerShell
7 25 (3.59%) Python
8 24 (3.45%) C#
9 23 (3.30%) Shell Script
10 18 (2.59%) PL/SQL
11 16 (2.30%) C
12 15 (2.16%) VBA
13 13 (1.87%) PHP
14 12 (1.72%) VB
15 10 (1.44%) Bash Shell
16 9 (1.29%) ActionScript
17 8 (1.15%) VBScript
18 7 (1.01%) Jython
19 5 (0.72%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 82 (11.78%) Degree
2 52 (7.47%) Microsoft Certification
3 45 (6.47%) Security Cleared
4 30 (4.31%) Cisco Certification
5 28 (4.02%) MCSE
6 24 (3.45%) CCNA
6 24 (3.45%) CTC Cleared
7 19 (2.73%) SAP Certification
8 15 (2.16%) CCSE
9 14 (2.01%) CCSA
9 14 (2.01%) MCP
10 10 (1.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 9 (1.29%) CCNP
12 7 (1.01%) HNC
12 7 (1.01%) SC Cleared
13 6 (0.86%) MCITP
13 6 (0.86%) HND
13 6 (0.86%) A+ Certification
14 5 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (0.72%) AAT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (4.89%) SLA
2 19 (2.73%) QA
3 13 (1.87%) ISO 9001
4 9 (1.29%) HL7
5 7 (1.01%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.29%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.14%) COBIT
8 1 (0.14%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 1 (0.14%) GAMP
8 1 (0.14%) GMP
System Software
1 89 (12.79%) Active Directory
2 60 (8.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (3.88%) Hyper-V
4 19 (2.73%) XenServer
5 17 (2.44%) XenDesktop
6 14 (2.01%) VMware ESX
7 12 (1.72%) NFS
7 12 (1.72%) vSphere
8 11 (1.58%) XenApp
9 8 (1.15%) Xen
9 8 (1.15%) Samba
9 8 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (1.15%) GPFS
10 5 (0.72%) UAG
10 5 (0.72%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 5 (0.72%) Terminal Server
11 3 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.29%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 2 (0.29%) Forefront TMG
12 2 (0.29%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 23 (3.30%) SCCM
2 19 (2.73%) Tivoli
3 12 (1.72%) Backup Exec
4 11 (1.58%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 8 (1.15%) Control-M
5 8 (1.15%) Bcfg2
6 6 (0.86%) Nagios
6 6 (0.86%) NetBackup
7 5 (0.72%) Norton AntiVirus
7 5 (0.72%) WSUS
7 5 (0.72%) SCOM
8 4 (0.57%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (0.43%) FortiGate
9 3 (0.43%) Opsview
9 3 (0.43%) Tivoli NetView
9 3 (0.43%) Tivoli Configuration Manager
10 2 (0.29%) BMC PATROL
10 2 (0.29%) CiscoWorks
10 2 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.29%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 173 (24.86%) Microsoft
2 159 (22.84%) Oracle
3 92 (13.22%) SAP
4 85 (12.21%) VMware
5 54 (7.76%) Citrix
6 51 (7.33%) Cisco
7 44 (6.32%) IBM
7 44 (6.32%) Red Hat
8 29 (4.17%) HP
8 29 (4.17%) Lotus
9 23 (3.30%) CheckPoint
10 19 (2.73%) Sun
11 17 (2.44%) WatchGuard
11 17 (2.44%) Kaspersky
12 16 (2.30%) JBoss
13 15 (2.16%) NetApp
14 14 (2.01%) EMC
14 14 (2.01%) Juniper
14 14 (2.01%) Sybase
14 14 (2.01%) Salesforce.com
City, London
Nexmo
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 hours ago
Essex
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Pension, great holidays
Posted: Yesterday
Redhill, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 to 45,000
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Red10
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum + bonus, pension, medical
Posted: Yesterday
Exmouth, Devon
Experis Ltd
Salary: £20000.00 - £25500.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Wembley, Middlesex
IT People First
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum (Neg) + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - London
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Excellent benefits & bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30000 - 50000 + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Yeovil, Somerset
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £29000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Southend-On-Sea
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Salary: £33000 - £41000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cranfield, Bedfordshire
Evolve Recruitment
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Accenture
Salary: Up to £42,473 per annum (doe) plus excellent benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Healthcare-at-Home.co.uk
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum Pension, Medical Insurance
Posted: 16 days ago
Surrey
Interquest - ITQ Financial - London
Salary: Negotiable plus excellent benefits and bonus
Posted: 19 days ago
Reading
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £50000 per annum + CAR ALLOWANCE + BENEFITS
Posted: 20 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Barrow-In-Furness
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago