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 9 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Specialist
Rank 657 645 590
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -55
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 222 322 429
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.30% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.31% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 171 265 365
Median salary £39,681 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-0.79% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £23,115 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-4.10% -2.66%

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
86462 102533 109645
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.45% 96.55% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 71827 85446 90758
Median salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.22% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 -17 201 £39,000 -2.50% 24
London +5 62 £50,000 -4.76% 5
South East +43 52 £32,000 -24.70% 8
East of England +27 44 £35,000 -23.07% 4
City of London +30 26 £55,000 -8.33%
Bedfordshire +17 18 £47,500 -3.06% 2
Cambridge +19 15 £35,000 -26.31%
Cambridgeshire +18 15 £35,000 -26.31%
Oxfordshire +48 13 - -
North West -27 11 £32,500 +16.07% 1
Hampshire +14 10 £30,500 -28.23% 3
North East +13 10 £25,000 +7.52%
Newcastle upon Tyne - 10 £25,000 -
Tyne and Wear - 10 £25,000 -
Berkshire +27 9 £37,500 -16.66% 2
South West +7 9 £27,500 -18.51% 2
Hertfordshire +5 9 £43,250 +8.12% 1
Luton - 9 £32,500 - 1
Surrey +15 8 £27,500 -15.38% 1
West Sussex +4 7 £42,500 - 2
Bristol +16 6 £31,250 -10.71% 1
Yorkshire +13 6 £35,000 - 3
Manchester -21 6 £32,500 +16.07%
Abingdon - 6 - -
Cheshire +17 5 - -
Scotland +15 5 £26,250 -38.23% 12
West Midlands -14 5 £35,250 +8.46% 1
West Yorkshire +21 4 £32,500 -7.14% 3
Leeds +21 4 £32,500 -7.14% 3
Buckinghamshire +18 4 £22,000 -2.22%

Support Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 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.

1 218 (43.00%) Windows
2 186 (36.69%) SQL
3 149 (29.39%) ITIL
4 143 (28.21%) Finance
5 139 (27.42%) Linux
6 137 (27.02%) Microsoft
7 115 (22.68%) Windows Server
8 103 (20.32%) Unix
9 98 (19.33%) Oracle
10 97 (19.13%) SQL Server
11 92 (18.15%) Degree
12 80 (15.78%) Active Directory
13 69 (13.61%) MS Excel
14 64 (12.62%) Analytical Skills
15 59 (11.64%) SLA
15 59 (11.64%) VMware
16 57 (11.24%) Web Services
17 55 (10.85%) .NET
18 54 (10.65%) CRM
19 51 (10.06%) Java
19 51 (10.06%) Windows Server 2008
20 48 (9.47%) JavaScript
21 44 (8.68%) Oracle Database
22 43 (8.48%) MS Office
23 42 (8.28%) Firewall
24 41 (8.09%) Service Management
24 41 (8.09%) TCP/IP
25 39 (7.69%) SCCM
26 38 (7.50%) PowerShell
26 38 (7.50%) MS Exchange

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 38 (7.50%) MS Exchange
1 38 (7.50%) SharePoint
2 26 (5.13%) WebLogic
3 21 (4.14%) IIS
4 18 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2013
4 18 (3.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 17 (3.35%) Oracle Service Bus
6 13 (2.56%) Elasticsearch
6 13 (2.56%) WebSphere
7 11 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
7 11 (2.17%) Skype for Business
8 8 (1.58%) Apache
9 6 (1.18%) Confluence
9 6 (1.18%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2007
10 5 (0.99%) Oracle Application Server
11 4 (0.79%) JBoss
11 4 (0.79%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 2 (0.39%) CICS
12 2 (0.39%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 69 (13.61%) MS Excel
2 43 (8.48%) MS Office
3 7 (1.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.59%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.20%) InCopy
5 1 (0.20%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 24 (4.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (2.17%) Unit4 Business World
3 10 (1.97%) Oracle Financials
4 8 (1.58%) SAP Business One
5 7 (1.38%) Oracle EBS
5 7 (1.38%) Oracle EBS R12
6 5 (0.99%) BusinessWorks
7 4 (0.79%) Eloqua
7 4 (0.79%) Maximo
8 3 (0.59%) Dynamics GP
9 2 (0.39%) EQXanite
10 1 (0.20%) Cerner Millennium
10 1 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
10 1 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
10 1 (0.20%) HFM
10 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 1 (0.20%) Siebel Analytics
Cloud Services
1 29 (5.72%) Office 365
2 12 (2.37%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (1.97%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.59%) Yammer
6 2 (0.39%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.20%) Apcera
7 1 (0.20%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.20%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (8.28%) Firewall
2 41 (8.09%) TCP/IP
3 33 (6.51%) VoIP
4 29 (5.72%) DNS
5 24 (4.73%) DHCP
6 18 (3.55%) Wireless
7 17 (3.35%) Internet
7 17 (3.35%) LAN
8 16 (3.16%) SAN
8 16 (3.16%) VPN
9 13 (2.56%) HTTP
9 13 (2.56%) VLAN
10 12 (2.37%) IP Telephony
10 12 (2.37%) WAN
11 10 (1.97%) BGP
12 9 (1.78%) Cisco ASA
12 9 (1.78%) OSPF
13 8 (1.58%) CTI
13 8 (1.58%) MPLS
13 8 (1.58%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (19.13%) SQL Server
2 44 (8.68%) Oracle Database
3 31 (6.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 21 (4.14%) Oracle BI EE
5 20 (3.94%) Oracle Database 12c
6 19 (3.75%) BusinessObjects
7 17 (3.35%) Relational Database
8 11 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (1.97%) BusinessObjects Dashboards
9 10 (1.97%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 10 (1.97%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (1.78%) Crystal Reports
10 9 (1.78%) Oracle Database 11g
10 9 (1.78%) SQL Server 2008
11 8 (1.58%) MySQL
12 7 (1.38%) Amazon Redshift
12 7 (1.38%) Hadoop
12 7 (1.38%) Oracle Reports
13 6 (1.18%) PowerCenter
13 6 (1.18%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 8 (1.58%) Eclipse
2 6 (1.18%) JIRA
3 3 (0.59%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.20%) Android Studio
5 1 (0.20%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 143 (28.21%) Finance
2 29 (5.72%) Banking
3 19 (3.75%) Advertising
4 17 (3.35%) Marketing
5 9 (1.78%) Back Office
5 9 (1.78%) Financial Institution
5 9 (1.78%) Manufacturing
5 9 (1.78%) Retail
6 8 (1.58%) Japanese Language
7 7 (1.38%) Investment Banking
8 6 (1.18%) Law
9 5 (0.99%) Legal
9 5 (0.99%) Telecoms
10 4 (0.79%) Corporate Banking
10 4 (0.79%) French Language
10 4 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.59%) Front Office
11 3 (0.59%) Games
11 3 (0.59%) German Language
11 3 (0.59%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (11.24%) Web Services
2 55 (10.85%) .NET
3 31 (6.11%) Middleware
3 31 (6.11%) XML
4 18 (3.55%) ASP.NET
5 17 (3.35%) HTML
6 16 (3.16%) CSS
6 16 (3.16%) Oracle Fusion
7 14 (2.76%) SOAP
8 9 (1.78%) JSON
9 8 (1.58%) VXML
9 8 (1.58%) XML Messaging
10 7 (1.38%) REST
10 7 (1.38%) SAP Basis
11 6 (1.18%) XSLT
12 5 (0.99%) J2EE
12 5 (0.99%) Rendezvous
12 5 (0.99%) TIBCO EMS
12 5 (0.99%) Velocity
12 5 (0.99%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 64 (12.62%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (5.52%) Management Information System
3 22 (4.34%) Enterprise Software
4 19 (3.75%) Computer Science
4 19 (3.75%) Data Centre
5 18 (3.55%) Data Integration
6 11 (2.17%) Clustering
7 8 (1.58%) IVR
7 8 (1.58%) Mobile Computing
8 7 (1.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 7 (1.38%) Video Conferencing
9 6 (1.18%) Blackberry
9 6 (1.18%) Client/Server
9 6 (1.18%) Derivative
9 6 (1.18%) Informatics
9 6 (1.18%) User Experience
10 4 (0.79%) Fat Client
10 4 (0.79%) Hedge funds
10 4 (0.79%) Mathematics
10 4 (0.79%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 218 (43.00%) Windows
2 139 (27.42%) Linux
3 115 (22.68%) Windows Server
4 103 (20.32%) Unix
5 51 (10.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 34 (6.71%) Solaris
7 33 (6.51%) Windows 7
8 30 (5.92%) Windows Server 2012
9 28 (5.52%) AIX
10 26 (5.13%) Windows Server 2003
11 22 (4.34%) Windows 10
12 14 (2.76%) Apple iOS
12 14 (2.76%) Windows 8
13 12 (2.37%) Mac OS X
14 8 (1.58%) CentOS
14 8 (1.58%) Windows XP
15 7 (1.38%) Android
16 4 (0.79%) Mac OS
16 4 (0.79%) NetWare
16 4 (0.79%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (29.39%) ITIL
2 54 (10.65%) CRM
3 41 (8.09%) Service Management
4 32 (6.31%) Incident Management
5 31 (6.11%) Problem Management
5 31 (6.11%) SDLC
5 31 (6.11%) User Acceptance Testing
6 28 (5.52%) Performance Monitoring
7 22 (4.34%) Service Delivery
7 22 (4.34%) Time Management
8 21 (4.14%) System Integration Testing
9 20 (3.94%) Change Management
9 20 (3.94%) ERP
9 20 (3.94%) Mentoring
10 19 (3.75%) Asset Management
10 19 (3.75%) Continuous Improvement
10 19 (3.75%) Disaster Recovery
10 19 (3.75%) High Availability
10 19 (3.75%) SOA
11 18 (3.55%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 186 (36.69%) SQL
2 51 (10.06%) Java
3 48 (9.47%) JavaScript
4 38 (7.50%) PowerShell
5 28 (5.52%) C#
6 27 (5.33%) VBScript
7 23 (4.54%) PL/SQL
8 20 (3.94%) Shell Script
9 19 (3.75%) Python
10 13 (2.56%) VB
11 11 (2.17%) C
11 11 (2.17%) C++
11 11 (2.17%) Perl
12 6 (1.18%) Bash Shell
13 5 (0.99%) T-SQL
14 4 (0.79%) COBOL
14 4 (0.79%) R
15 3 (0.59%) VB.NET
16 2 (0.39%) RPG
16 2 (0.39%) VBA
Qualifications
1 92 (18.15%) Degree
2 35 (6.90%) ITIL Certification
3 29 (5.72%) Microsoft Certification
4 28 (5.52%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (3.35%) Security Cleared
6 15 (2.96%) MCSE
7 14 (2.76%) CCNA
7 14 (2.76%) CCNP
8 12 (2.37%) MCP
9 11 (2.17%) DV Cleared
10 10 (1.97%) CISSP
11 9 (1.78%) Network+ Certification
12 6 (1.18%) AAT
13 5 (0.99%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 5 (0.99%) MCSA
13 5 (0.99%) MCTS
13 5 (0.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 4 (0.79%) A+ Certification
14 4 (0.79%) MCITP
14 4 (0.79%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (11.64%) SLA
2 24 (4.73%) QA
3 5 (0.99%) HL7
4 4 (0.79%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.79%) Solvency II
5 3 (0.59%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.39%) DICOM
7 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 80 (15.78%) Active Directory
2 34 (6.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (5.52%) Hyper-V
4 7 (1.38%) XenApp
5 5 (0.99%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (0.99%) VMware ESX
6 4 (0.79%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (0.79%) Terminal Server
6 4 (0.79%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (0.59%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (0.59%) VMware Server
8 2 (0.39%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.39%) Firmware
8 2 (0.39%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.20%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.20%) Docker
9 1 (0.20%) Shibboleth
9 1 (0.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.20%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 39 (7.69%) SCCM
2 9 (1.78%) SCOM
3 7 (1.38%) Control-M
3 7 (1.38%) NetBackup
4 6 (1.18%) Grafana
4 6 (1.18%) HP NNM
4 6 (1.18%) McAfee ePO
4 6 (1.18%) SCOrch
4 6 (1.18%) SCVMM
5 5 (0.99%) Casper Suite
5 5 (0.99%) Data Guard
5 5 (0.99%) EMC NetWorker
5 5 (0.99%) Kibana
5 5 (0.99%) Oracle RMAN
5 5 (0.99%) TIBCO Hawk
5 5 (0.99%) WSUS
6 4 (0.79%) AirWatch
6 4 (0.79%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 3 (0.59%) ITRS Geneos
7 3 (0.59%) Nagios
Vendors
1 137 (27.02%) Microsoft
2 98 (19.33%) Oracle
3 59 (11.64%) VMware
4 34 (6.71%) Cisco
5 31 (6.11%) Citrix
5 31 (6.11%) SAP
6 29 (5.72%) Red Hat
7 22 (4.34%) Siebel
8 19 (3.75%) HP
8 19 (3.75%) IBM
9 16 (3.16%) Informatica
10 14 (2.76%) Salesforce.com
11 12 (2.37%) Juniper
12 11 (2.17%) Remedy
12 11 (2.17%) ServiceNow
13 10 (1.97%) Apple
13 10 (1.97%) F5
13 10 (1.97%) Maconomy
14 9 (1.78%) EMC
15 8 (1.58%) Genesys
Loughton, Essex
techfolk Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £48,000 per annum + negotiable + bonus + benefits
Posted: 43 minutes ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Rockfield
Salary: From £23,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Central London / West End
Square One Resources
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum + Corporate Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, Yorkshire
X4 Group
Posted: Yesterday
Bedfordshire
Volt
Salary: benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + + Bonus + On-call + O/T +++
Posted: 2 days ago
Crawley, Sussex
Clearwater People Solutions Ltd
Posted: 8 days ago
Dorset
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £38,000 per annum + Good Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Alton, Hampshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
South West London
greywood
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits + training
Posted: 10 days ago
Leeds
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £380000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £35000.00 - £42000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £45k
Posted: 6 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Accenture
Salary: Up to £46,000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Luton
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
East London
Exponential-e Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Energon Global
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000 per annum + Benefits - Amazing package
Posted: 23 days ago
Bracknell
IQ Telecom
Salary: £26000.0000 - £28000.0000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Energon Global
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000 per annum + Benefits - Amazing package
Posted: 17 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
The Army
Salary: Excellent Salary +Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Dunfermline, Fife
The Army
Salary: Excellent Salary +Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Dundee
The Army
Salary: Excellent Salary +Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Angus
The Army
Salary: Excellent Salary +Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Elgin, Morayshire
The Army
Salary: Excellent Salary +Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Dumfries, Dumfriesshire
The Army
Salary: Excellent Salary +Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Linlithgow, West Lothian
The Army
Salary: Excellent Salary +Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago