The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Specialist
Rank 583 561 573
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 311 351 327
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.34% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.36% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 270 251 275
Average salary £37,750 £39,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.20% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £39,000 £34,500
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +13.04%

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
100365 96995 104060
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.79% 94.55% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 83553 78307 89163
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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 30 January 2015 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 30 January 2015. 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 -14 297 £37,500 -3.84% 35
London -11 96 £42,000 -6.66% 11
South East -46 94 £45,000 +15.38% 8
Berkshire -12 31 £45,000 +21.62% 2
East of England +6 30 £39,000 +11.42%
Yorkshire -3 22 £23,750 -15.17% 3
North West -3 21 £31,875 -20.31% 5
Bedfordshire +29 20 £39,000 +65.03%
Hampshire -16 20 £35,000 -10.25%
Buckinghamshire +7 19 £42,500 +21.42% 4
West Yorkshire +2 19 £21,500 -23.21% 3
South West -4 19 £32,000 -8.57% 2
Leeds +12 16 £20,000 -33.33% 3
Reading +1 15 £47,500 +28.37% 1
Surrey -31 15 £42,500 -15.00% 1
Gloucestershire - 15 £30,000 -
City of London +1 14 £56,250 +12.50% 1
Bracknell -7 13 £45,000 -18.18% 1
Dunstable - 12 £42,000 -
East Midlands +17 11 £31,500 -20.75% 3
Scotland -4 11 £47,500 +31.94% 3
Manchester -9 11 £31,750 +19.81% 3
Cheshire +1 10 £45,000 -12.62% 2
Cheltenham - 10 £30,000 -
Northamptonshire - 9 £30,500 -
West Midlands -27 7 £35,000 +14.75% 3
Moray - 7 £37,500 -
Northampton - 7 £22,500 -
Milton Keynes -3 6 £22,500 -30.76% 1
Basingstoke -4 6 £32,500 -38.09%

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

1 329 (45.57%) Windows
2 203 (28.12%) SQL
3 199 (27.56%) ITIL
4 173 (23.96%) Finance
5 157 (21.75%) Microsoft
6 141 (19.53%) VMware
7 129 (17.87%) Oracle
8 117 (16.20%) UNIX
9 115 (15.93%) SQL Server
10 102 (14.13%) Linux
10 102 (14.13%) Citrix
11 96 (13.30%) Active Directory
12 88 (12.19%) MS Excel
12 88 (12.19%) VMware Infrastructure
13 77 (10.66%) Cisco
14 71 (9.83%) TCP/IP
14 71 (9.83%) MS Office
14 71 (9.83%) Windows Server 2008
15 68 (9.42%) Java
15 68 (9.42%) DNS
16 64 (8.86%) Banking
17 62 (8.59%) Degree
18 61 (8.45%) IBM
19 59 (8.17%) Firewall
19 59 (8.17%) WebSphere
20 58 (8.03%) Change Management
21 56 (7.76%) Service Delivery
21 56 (7.76%) SLA
22 53 (7.34%) Windows Server 2003
22 53 (7.34%) Analytical Skills

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 59 (8.17%) WebSphere
2 51 (7.06%) MS Exchange
3 46 (6.37%) WebSphere Application Server
4 39 (5.40%) IBM Notes
5 36 (4.99%) IIS
6 32 (4.43%) SharePoint
7 28 (3.88%) WebSphere Portal
8 27 (3.74%) Quickr
8 27 (3.74%) Lotus Domino
9 21 (2.91%) Exchange Server 2010
10 17 (2.35%) WebLogic
11 15 (2.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 14 (1.94%) Tomcat
13 13 (1.80%) Lync
14 12 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2003
14 12 (1.66%) OpenEdge
15 10 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2007
15 10 (1.39%) BizTalk Server
16 7 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2013
16 7 (0.97%) Confluence
Applications
1 88 (12.19%) MS Excel
2 71 (9.83%) MS Office
3 3 (0.42%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.28%) Stata
4 2 (0.28%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 20 (2.77%) Agresso
2 16 (2.22%) Siebel Analytics
3 7 (0.97%) SAP PP
4 4 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.42%) PeopleSoft HRMS
5 3 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.42%) Academy Housing
5 3 (0.42%) arcHouse
6 2 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.28%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.28%) Oracle 11i
6 2 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.14%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.14%) ION MarketView
7 1 (0.14%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.14%) Movex
7 1 (0.14%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.14%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 19 (2.63%) SaaS
2 5 (0.69%) Office 365
3 3 (0.42%) Google Apps
4 2 (0.28%) Taleo
5 1 (0.14%) IBM SmartCloud
5 1 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 71 (9.83%) TCP/IP
2 68 (9.42%) DNS
3 59 (8.17%) Firewall
4 52 (7.20%) SAN
5 46 (6.37%) DHCP
6 43 (5.96%) VPN
7 22 (3.05%) LAN
8 20 (2.77%) Internet
9 18 (2.49%) WAN
10 14 (1.94%) Wireless
11 13 (1.80%) NAS
12 12 (1.66%) AMQP
12 12 (1.66%) PBX
13 11 (1.52%) FTP
13 11 (1.52%) HTTP
13 11 (1.52%) SSL
14 10 (1.39%) LDAP
15 9 (1.25%) VoIP
16 6 (0.83%) IP Telephony
16 6 (0.83%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (15.93%) SQL Server
2 41 (5.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 37 (5.12%) Oracle Database
4 26 (3.60%) Oracle Database 10g
5 18 (2.49%) SQL Server 2000
6 16 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
7 15 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (0.97%) MySQL
9 6 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
10 5 (0.69%) Big Data
10 5 (0.69%) Relational Database
10 5 (0.69%) DB2
11 4 (0.55%) QlikView
11 4 (0.55%) RDBMS
11 4 (0.55%) Crystal Reports
11 4 (0.55%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 3 (0.42%) Oracle Discoverer
12 3 (0.42%) MS Access
13 2 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (1.39%) Visual Studio
2 7 (0.97%) JIRA
3 4 (0.55%) Subversion
4 2 (0.28%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.28%) Introscope
4 2 (0.28%) LabVIEW
4 2 (0.28%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (0.28%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.14%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.14%) PeopleTools
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.14%) Xcode
General
1 173 (23.96%) Finance
2 64 (8.86%) Banking
3 40 (5.54%) Telecoms
4 22 (3.05%) Front Office
5 18 (2.49%) Marketing
6 10 (1.39%) Back Office
7 7 (0.97%) Advertising
8 6 (0.83%) Investment Banking
8 6 (0.83%) Multimedia
8 6 (0.83%) Publishing
9 5 (0.69%) Retail
10 4 (0.55%) Law
11 3 (0.42%) Legal
12 2 (0.28%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.28%) French Language
12 2 (0.28%) German Language
12 2 (0.28%) Korean Language
12 2 (0.28%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.14%) Electronics
13 1 (0.14%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (5.40%) XML
2 37 (5.12%) Middleware
3 35 (4.85%) .NET
4 28 (3.88%) XSLT
5 21 (2.91%) Web Services
5 21 (2.91%) XSL
6 18 (2.49%) JMS
7 16 (2.22%) ASP.NET
8 12 (1.66%) HTML
8 12 (1.66%) REST
9 11 (1.52%) JSP
10 10 (1.39%) Spring
10 10 (1.39%) Software Packaging
11 9 (1.25%) WebSphere MQ
12 8 (1.11%) JSF
12 8 (1.11%) Hibernate
12 8 (1.11%) Java EE
12 8 (1.11%) Struts
13 7 (0.97%) CSS
13 7 (0.97%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 53 (7.34%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (3.88%) Blackberry
3 22 (3.05%) Management Information System
4 20 (2.77%) HACMP
5 16 (2.22%) Clustering
6 14 (1.94%) Computer Science
7 12 (1.66%) iPhone
7 12 (1.66%) Video Conferencing
8 11 (1.52%) SWIFT
8 11 (1.52%) Client/Server
9 10 (1.39%) Visualisation
10 8 (1.11%) Replication
10 8 (1.11%) Data Integration
10 8 (1.11%) DataPower
11 7 (0.97%) Mobile App
11 7 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (0.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 6 (0.83%) iPad
13 5 (0.69%) Learning Management System
13 5 (0.69%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 329 (45.57%) Windows
2 117 (16.20%) UNIX
3 102 (14.13%) Linux
4 71 (9.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 53 (7.34%) Windows Server 2003
6 51 (7.06%) Windows 7
7 33 (4.57%) Apple iOS
8 30 (4.16%) Windows Server 2012
9 29 (4.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 26 (3.60%) AIX
11 21 (2.91%) Windows XP
12 19 (2.63%) Solaris
13 18 (2.49%) Mac OS X
14 17 (2.35%) Android
15 16 (2.22%) Windows 8
16 8 (1.11%) Mac OS
17 5 (0.69%) CentOS
17 5 (0.69%) Windows Vista
18 4 (0.55%) Windows 2000 Server
18 4 (0.55%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (27.56%) ITIL
2 58 (8.03%) Change Management
3 56 (7.76%) Service Delivery
4 37 (5.12%) Service Management
5 29 (4.02%) Project Management
6 27 (3.74%) Asset Management
7 25 (3.46%) Incident Management
7 25 (3.46%) Problem Management
7 25 (3.46%) Migration
8 22 (3.05%) Disaster Recovery
9 21 (2.91%) ERP
9 21 (2.91%) Analytics
10 20 (2.77%) Continuous Improvement
10 20 (2.77%) Time Management
11 16 (2.22%) Root Cause Analysis
12 15 (2.08%) Campaign Management
12 15 (2.08%) Mentoring
12 15 (2.08%) Logistics
13 14 (1.94%) Performance Tuning
14 13 (1.80%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 203 (28.12%) SQL
2 68 (9.42%) Java
3 33 (4.57%) Perl
4 28 (3.88%) PL/SQL
5 25 (3.46%) Shell Script
6 22 (3.05%) C#
7 17 (2.35%) PowerShell
8 14 (1.94%) VBScript
9 12 (1.66%) JavaScript
9 12 (1.66%) Bash Shell
10 10 (1.39%) T-SQL
11 9 (1.25%) Python
11 9 (1.25%) Korn
12 8 (1.11%) C++
13 7 (0.97%) C
13 7 (0.97%) VB
14 6 (0.83%) XPath
14 6 (0.83%) VBA
14 6 (0.83%) PHP
15 5 (0.69%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 62 (8.59%) Degree
2 42 (5.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 33 (4.57%) MCSE
4 30 (4.16%) Security Cleared
5 26 (3.60%) SC Cleared
6 20 (2.77%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (2.35%) MCSA
8 11 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
8 11 (1.52%) CCNP
8 11 (1.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 10 (1.39%) IBM Certification
9 10 (1.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 8 (1.11%) CCNA
10 8 (1.11%) AAT
11 7 (0.97%) A+ Certification
11 7 (0.97%) ACCA
11 7 (0.97%) MCTS
12 6 (0.83%) CCVP
12 6 (0.83%) CCA
12 6 (0.83%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (7.76%) SLA
2 16 (2.22%) PCI DSS
3 6 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.42%) QA
5 2 (0.28%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.14%) HL7
System Software
1 96 (13.30%) Active Directory
2 88 (12.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (5.26%) Hyper-V
4 27 (3.74%) XenApp
5 19 (2.63%) vSphere
6 15 (2.08%) XenServer
6 15 (2.08%) VMware ESX
7 14 (1.94%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 14 (1.94%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (1.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 8 (1.11%) Oracle RAC
10 5 (0.69%) XenDesktop
10 5 (0.69%) ISA Server
11 4 (0.55%) Firmware
11 4 (0.55%) NFS
11 4 (0.55%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 4 (0.55%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 3 (0.42%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (0.28%) KVM
14 1 (0.14%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 30 (4.16%) Backup Exec
2 26 (3.60%) Norton AntiVirus
3 24 (3.32%) SCCM
4 20 (2.77%) Tivoli
5 12 (1.66%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 12 (1.66%) Nagios
6 11 (1.52%) Tivoli NetView
6 11 (1.52%) Tivoli Configuration Manager
6 11 (1.52%) SCOM
7 6 (0.83%) Puppet
7 6 (0.83%) Cisco CUCM
8 5 (0.69%) CA SiteMinder
9 4 (0.55%) WMI
9 4 (0.55%) Control-M
9 4 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.55%) ITRS Geneos
10 3 (0.42%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 3 (0.42%) Netcool
10 3 (0.42%) Foglight
11 2 (0.28%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 157 (21.75%) Microsoft
2 141 (19.53%) VMware
3 129 (17.87%) Oracle
4 102 (14.13%) Citrix
5 77 (10.66%) Cisco
6 61 (8.45%) IBM
7 49 (6.79%) Lotus
8 43 (5.96%) HP
9 42 (5.82%) Symantec
10 38 (5.26%) Apple
11 25 (3.46%) NetApp
12 23 (3.19%) Sun
13 22 (3.05%) Sophos
14 20 (2.77%) Red Hat
14 20 (2.77%) Remedy
15 18 (2.49%) SAP
15 18 (2.49%) CheckPoint
16 17 (2.35%) Juniper
16 17 (2.35%) EMC
17 16 (2.22%) Siebel
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £29,000 to £39,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Wembley, Middlesex
Proteus Europe
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum plus an excellent package
Posted: 2 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: £20,000 per annum c£20,000 + 10% Bonus + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £25000.00 - £28500.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £28000.00 - £33500.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Atos
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottinghamshire
Atos
Posted: 3 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Buckinghamshire
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £40k - 45k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
set2recruit
Salary: From £24,000 to £34,000 per annum with added bonus and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
South West London
Tiro Partners
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Portal
Salary: £35,000 per annum Life Assurance/Private Medical/Pension/Childcare Vou
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Tyche Consulting Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Nomical Ltd
Salary: From £16,000 to £20,000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Commonwealth Secretariat
Salary: From £35,096 to £35,096 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Command Alkon
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 22 days ago