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 1 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Specialist
Rank 580 579 565
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 343 378 344
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.33% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.34% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 311 260 277
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,475 £26,100 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £54,250
UK excluding London average salary £33,000 £40,250 £37,000
% change year-on-year
-18.01% +8.78%

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
104868 109684 105271
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.59% 94.79%
Number of salaries quoted 85928 88706 87993
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 £27,450 £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 1 April 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 1 April 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 +12 318 £37,000 -12.94% 39
London +1 133 £37,500 -25.00% 12
South East -102 54 £40,000 +6.66% 13
City of London +29 38 £37,500 -11.76% 4
Yorkshire +19 32 £20,000 -27.92% 2
East of England +33 30 £40,000 -11.11% 3
South West -8 24 £33,000 -5.71% 3
North West +17 22 £33,000 -22.35% 2
West Yorkshire +4 22 £20,000 -16.66% 2
Bedfordshire +39 19 £42,500 -22.72% 1
Leeds +22 19 £20,000 -28.57% 1
Gloucestershire -1 17 £33,500 -10.66%
Manchester +12 15 £33,000 -34.00% 2
Surrey -25 15 £42,500 -17.07% 4
Berkshire -26 15 £42,500 +13.33% 1
East Midlands +26 14 £32,500 -18.23% 1
Hampshire -3 11 £31,000 -27.05% 1
Cheltenham - 11 £33,000 -
Northamptonshire - 10 £32,250 -
Reading -12 9 £42,500 +25.00% 1
Buckinghamshire -27 9 £42,500 +13.33% 2
South Wales -19 8 £40,000 -27.27% 2
Wales -23 8 £40,000 -27.27% 2
Scotland +10 7 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Caerphilly -1 7 £40,000 -27.27%
Dunstable - 7 £47,500 -
North Yorkshire +19 6 £25,875 -45.52%
Bracknell +3 6 £39,750 -27.72%
West Midlands -16 6 £26,000 -48.00% 1
Luton - 6 £41,750 -

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 April 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.

1 323 (46.08%) Windows
2 200 (28.53%) SQL
3 187 (26.68%) Microsoft
4 182 (25.96%) ITIL
4 182 (25.96%) Finance
5 120 (17.12%) UNIX
6 118 (16.83%) VMware
7 113 (16.12%) Oracle
8 104 (14.84%) MS Excel
9 102 (14.55%) Active Directory
10 99 (14.12%) SQL Server
11 96 (13.69%) Linux
12 95 (13.55%) Citrix
13 90 (12.84%) Java
14 83 (11.84%) MS Office
14 83 (11.84%) Cisco
15 81 (11.55%) VPN
16 78 (11.13%) TCP/IP
17 76 (10.84%) DNS
18 70 (9.99%) VMware Infrastructure
19 69 (9.84%) Windows Server 2008
20 60 (8.56%) Banking
21 58 (8.27%) Microsoft Certification
22 57 (8.13%) Apple
22 57 (8.13%) Degree
22 57 (8.13%) Windows 7
23 56 (7.99%) XML
23 56 (7.99%) SLA
24 51 (7.28%) MS Exchange
24 51 (7.28%) HP

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 51 (7.28%) MS Exchange
2 47 (6.70%) WebSphere
3 40 (5.71%) SharePoint
4 31 (4.42%) IBM Notes
4 31 (4.42%) WebSphere Application Server
5 25 (3.57%) WebLogic
6 24 (3.42%) IIS
7 23 (3.28%) Tomcat
8 21 (3.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 19 (2.71%) WebSphere Portal
9 19 (2.71%) Exchange Server 2010
10 18 (2.57%) Quickr
10 18 (2.57%) Lotus Domino
11 13 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2007
11 13 (1.85%) Lync
12 12 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2003
13 11 (1.57%) CMS
14 10 (1.43%) OpenEdge
15 9 (1.28%) Confluence
16 8 (1.14%) Apache
Applications
1 104 (14.84%) MS Excel
2 83 (11.84%) MS Office
3 3 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.29%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.29%) Stata
4 2 (0.29%) Mathematica
5 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.14%) InDesign
5 1 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 22 (3.14%) Agresso
2 10 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (1.00%) SAP PP
4 6 (0.86%) Siebel Analytics
5 5 (0.71%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.43%) Oracle General Ledger
6 3 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.43%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.29%) Oracle 11i
7 2 (0.29%) PeopleSoft HRMS
7 2 (0.29%) SAP SRM
7 2 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle Receivables
8 1 (0.14%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.14%) thinkFolio
8 1 (0.14%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.00%) SaaS
2 12 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (1.14%) Office 365
4 4 (0.57%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.57%) Google Apps
5 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 81 (11.55%) VPN
2 78 (11.13%) TCP/IP
3 76 (10.84%) DNS
4 51 (7.28%) Firewall
5 50 (7.13%) DHCP
6 39 (5.56%) LAN
6 39 (5.56%) SAN
7 33 (4.71%) WAN
8 28 (3.99%) Internet
9 25 (3.57%) VoIP
10 21 (3.00%) PBX
11 17 (2.43%) VLAN
11 17 (2.43%) AMQP
12 16 (2.28%) Wi-Fi
12 16 (2.28%) FTP
13 10 (1.43%) NAS
14 9 (1.28%) LDAP
14 9 (1.28%) Broadband
15 8 (1.14%) Wireless
15 8 (1.14%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (14.12%) SQL Server
2 35 (4.99%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (2.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 14 (2.00%) Oracle Database
4 10 (1.43%) Oracle Reports
5 8 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (1.14%) Oracle Database 10g
6 6 (0.86%) DB2
6 6 (0.86%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 6 (0.86%) Relational Database
6 6 (0.86%) MySQL
6 6 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (0.57%) QlikView
7 4 (0.57%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (0.43%) MS Access
8 3 (0.43%) Oracle Discoverer
8 3 (0.43%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.29%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.29%) IDOL
9 2 (0.29%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (1.85%) Visual Studio
2 9 (1.28%) JIRA
3 6 (0.86%) Subversion
4 3 (0.43%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (0.29%) Introscope
5 2 (0.29%) LabVIEW
5 2 (0.29%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.29%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.14%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.14%) WinDbg
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.14%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.14%) Xcode
6 1 (0.14%) Eclipse
General
1 182 (25.96%) Finance
2 60 (8.56%) Banking
3 44 (6.28%) Telecoms
4 27 (3.85%) Front Office
4 27 (3.85%) Retail
5 12 (1.71%) Advertising
6 10 (1.43%) Marketing
7 9 (1.28%) Investment Banking
8 8 (1.14%) Back Office
8 8 (1.14%) Law
9 7 (1.00%) Publishing
9 7 (1.00%) German Language
10 5 (0.71%) Legal
11 4 (0.57%) Multimedia
11 4 (0.57%) Billing
11 4 (0.57%) Korean Language
12 3 (0.43%) French Language
12 3 (0.43%) Automotive
13 2 (0.29%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.29%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (7.99%) XML
2 44 (6.28%) .NET
3 34 (4.85%) Web Services
4 32 (4.56%) XSLT
5 28 (3.99%) JMS
6 26 (3.71%) Middleware
6 26 (3.71%) XSL
7 22 (3.14%) ASP.NET
7 22 (3.14%) HTML
8 20 (2.85%) Software Packaging
9 17 (2.43%) REST
10 16 (2.28%) FIX Protocol
11 11 (1.57%) JSP
11 11 (1.57%) J2EE
12 10 (1.43%) SOAP
12 10 (1.43%) WebSphere MQ
12 10 (1.43%) Spring
13 9 (1.28%) CSS
14 8 (1.14%) Struts
14 8 (1.14%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 46 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (6.42%) Blackberry
3 35 (4.99%) Client/Server
4 26 (3.71%) Computer Science
5 24 (3.42%) Video Conferencing
6 21 (3.00%) Clustering
7 15 (2.14%) Management Information System
7 15 (2.14%) HACMP
8 13 (1.85%) EPoS
9 11 (1.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 11 (1.57%) Fixed Income
9 11 (1.57%) Derivative
9 11 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (1.14%) SWIFT
10 8 (1.14%) iPhone
10 8 (1.14%) DataPower
11 7 (1.00%) Replication
11 7 (1.00%) Equities
12 5 (0.71%) PKI
12 5 (0.71%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 323 (46.08%) Windows
2 120 (17.12%) UNIX
3 96 (13.69%) Linux
4 69 (9.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 57 (8.13%) Windows 7
6 51 (7.28%) Apple iOS
7 50 (7.13%) Windows Server 2003
8 32 (4.56%) Windows Server 2012
9 28 (3.99%) Solaris
10 27 (3.85%) AIX
11 25 (3.57%) Android
12 22 (3.14%) Windows XP
13 20 (2.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 12 (1.71%) Windows 8
15 11 (1.57%) Mac OS X
16 10 (1.43%) CentOS
17 8 (1.14%) HPUX
18 6 (0.86%) Windows Vista
19 5 (0.71%) Windows 2000
19 5 (0.71%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (25.96%) ITIL
2 48 (6.85%) Service Delivery
3 44 (6.28%) Change Management
4 31 (4.42%) Project Management
5 30 (4.28%) Migration
5 30 (4.28%) Problem Management
6 29 (4.14%) ERP
7 28 (3.99%) Time Management
8 25 (3.57%) CRM
8 25 (3.57%) Asset Management
9 21 (3.00%) Mentoring
10 18 (2.57%) Root Cause Analysis
11 17 (2.43%) Disaster Recovery
12 16 (2.28%) Service Management
12 16 (2.28%) Incident Management
12 16 (2.28%) Performance Tuning
13 15 (2.14%) Logistics
13 15 (2.14%) User Acceptance Testing
14 13 (1.85%) Agile Software Development
15 12 (1.71%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 200 (28.53%) SQL
2 90 (12.84%) Java
3 31 (4.42%) C#
4 30 (4.28%) Perl
5 29 (4.14%) PL/SQL
6 17 (2.43%) Shell Script
7 16 (2.28%) JavaScript
8 13 (1.85%) VBA
9 12 (1.71%) Python
10 11 (1.57%) VBScript
11 10 (1.43%) T-SQL
11 10 (1.43%) C++
11 10 (1.43%) Korn
12 9 (1.28%) PowerShell
12 9 (1.28%) Bash Shell
12 9 (1.28%) C
13 6 (0.86%) VB
13 6 (0.86%) XPath
13 6 (0.86%) Jython
14 5 (0.71%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 58 (8.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 57 (8.13%) Degree
3 50 (7.13%) MCSE
4 34 (4.85%) Security Cleared
5 32 (4.56%) SC Cleared
6 28 (3.99%) ITIL Certification
7 27 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
7 27 (3.85%) MCSA
8 13 (1.85%) CCNP
8 13 (1.85%) CCNA
8 13 (1.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 11 (1.57%) MCP
10 10 (1.43%) A+ Certification
11 8 (1.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 7 (1.00%) VCP5
12 7 (1.00%) RHCE
13 6 (0.86%) Citrix Certification
13 6 (0.86%) CCVP
14 5 (0.71%) CCA
15 4 (0.57%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (7.99%) SLA
2 4 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (0.57%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.43%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.29%) QA
5 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.14%) PMBOK
System Software
1 102 (14.55%) Active Directory
2 70 (9.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (5.42%) XenApp
4 20 (2.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 17 (2.43%) vSphere
6 16 (2.28%) Hyper-V
7 12 (1.71%) XenServer
8 11 (1.57%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (1.43%) VMware ESX
10 8 (1.14%) Oracle RAC
10 8 (1.14%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 5 (0.71%) ISA Server
11 5 (0.71%) VMware Workstation
11 5 (0.71%) XenDesktop
11 5 (0.71%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 4 (0.57%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 4 (0.57%) NFS
13 2 (0.29%) Firmware
13 2 (0.29%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.29%) KVM
Systems Management
1 25 (3.57%) Backup Exec
2 21 (3.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 19 (2.71%) Nagios
3 19 (2.71%) SCCM
4 12 (1.71%) Tivoli
5 9 (1.28%) SCOM
6 8 (1.14%) Puppet
6 8 (1.14%) Cisco CUCM
7 7 (1.00%) NetBackup
8 6 (0.86%) WSUS
8 6 (0.86%) Tivoli Configuration Manager
8 6 (0.86%) Tivoli Monitoring
8 6 (0.86%) Tivoli NetView
9 5 (0.71%) CA Single Sign-On
9 5 (0.71%) Sysprep
10 4 (0.57%) WMI
10 4 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (0.57%) ITRS Geneos
11 3 (0.43%) SCOrch
11 3 (0.43%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 187 (26.68%) Microsoft
2 118 (16.83%) VMware
3 113 (16.12%) Oracle
4 95 (13.55%) Citrix
5 83 (11.84%) Cisco
6 57 (8.13%) Apple
7 51 (7.28%) HP
8 45 (6.42%) IBM
9 39 (5.56%) Symantec
10 34 (4.85%) Lotus
11 33 (4.71%) Sophos
12 32 (4.56%) NetApp
13 31 (4.42%) Remedy
14 26 (3.71%) Red Hat
15 25 (3.57%) SAP
16 24 (3.42%) EMC
17 19 (2.71%) Avaya
18 17 (2.43%) Veritas
18 17 (2.43%) Bloomberg
19 16 (2.28%) CheckPoint
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