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 3 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Specialist
Rank 712 599 651
Rank change year-on-year
-113 +52
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 233 402 380
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.36% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.38% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 188 362 278
Median salary £40,000 £36,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -15.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £53,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £39,000 £33,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -17.50%

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
99004 106428 116772
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.24% 96.46% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 83229 86820 94728
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 3 May 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 3 May 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 -88 219 £40,000 +14.28% 26
South East +25 77 £42,500 +18.05% 6
London -59 73 £50,000 +33.33% 11
Yorkshire +10 26 £37,768 +88.84% 2
City of London +43 24 £52,500 +35.48% 6
West Yorkshire +24 24 £37,768 +88.84% 1
Berkshire +23 24 £47,500 +103.50% 3
Leeds +6 20 £39,000 +95.00%
East of England +4 20 £49,000 +22.50% 1
Hampshire +21 19 £30,500 -21.79% 1
West Sussex +10 16 £40,000 +25.00% 1
Southampton - 16 £30,250 - 1
Reading +25 14 £48,500 +107.78%
Surrey -8 11 £42,500 +28.78% 1
South West -13 11 £35,000 +6.06% 3
Hertfordshire +17 9 £55,000 +46.66% 1
West Midlands -17 9 £38,500 +48.07% 2
Essex +6 7 £45,000 -
Dorset - 7 £35,000 - 1
Crawley - 7 £42,500 -
Birmingham -14 6 £37,000 +34.54%
Poole - 6 £35,000 - 1
Scotland +2 5 - -
Glasgow +1 5 - -
Oxfordshire -5 5 £36,250 +42.15%
Wokingham - 5 £42,500 - 1
Redhill - 4 - -
Brentwood +14 3 £45,000 -14.28%
North West +12 3 £36,000 +9.09%
Manchester +1 3 £36,000 +9.09%

Support Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 May 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.

1 194 (38.49%) Windows
2 182 (36.11%) SQL
3 136 (26.98%) Finance
4 129 (25.60%) Microsoft
5 120 (23.81%) Linux
6 99 (19.64%) Windows Server
7 95 (18.85%) Oracle
8 91 (18.06%) ITIL
9 88 (17.46%) Active Directory
10 82 (16.27%) Unix
11 66 (13.10%) VMware
12 56 (11.11%) SQL Server
13 54 (10.71%) Degree
14 52 (10.32%) MS Office
15 51 (10.12%) Banking
16 49 (9.72%) Java
16 49 (9.72%) MS Excel
17 48 (9.52%) Cisco
17 48 (9.52%) Skype for Business
18 46 (9.13%) XML
19 43 (8.53%) Microsoft Certification
20 42 (8.33%) CRM
21 41 (8.13%) DNS
21 41 (8.13%) PowerShell
21 41 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
22 40 (7.94%) Citrix
22 40 (7.94%) MS Exchange
23 38 (7.54%) VMware Infrastructure
23 38 (7.54%) Windows 7
24 37 (7.34%) HP

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 48 (9.52%) Skype for Business
2 40 (7.94%) MS Exchange
3 36 (7.14%) SharePoint
4 27 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2010
4 27 (5.36%) IIS
5 18 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
6 11 (2.18%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
6 11 (2.18%) Tomcat
7 9 (1.79%) Apache
7 9 (1.79%) JBoss
8 7 (1.39%) WebLogic
9 6 (1.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 6 (1.19%) CMS
9 6 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2007
9 6 (1.19%) WebSphere
10 4 (0.79%) Confluence
10 4 (0.79%) OpenStack
10 4 (0.79%) WordPress
11 3 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.60%) SAS
Applications
1 52 (10.32%) MS Office
2 49 (9.72%) MS Excel
3 14 (2.78%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.99%) SOLIDWORKS
5 3 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.20%) MS Project
6 1 (0.20%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (1.19%) SAP Business One
2 5 (0.99%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.60%) Adaptiv
3 3 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.60%) Dynamics GP
3 3 (0.60%) Maximo
3 3 (0.60%) WebTrends
4 2 (0.40%) AWD
4 2 (0.40%) Hyperion Planning
4 2 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.40%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.40%) RMDS
4 2 (0.40%) SAP MDM
4 2 (0.40%) Summit
5 1 (0.20%) Bloomberg TOMS
5 1 (0.20%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.20%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.20%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 24 (4.76%) Office 365
2 12 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.79%) IBM SmartCloud
5 4 (0.79%) SaaS
6 3 (0.60%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.40%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.20%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 41 (8.13%) DNS
2 34 (6.75%) Firewall
3 29 (5.75%) TCP/IP
4 27 (5.36%) DHCP
5 25 (4.96%) VPN
6 23 (4.56%) LAN
7 22 (4.37%) VoIP
8 21 (4.17%) SAN
8 21 (4.17%) WAN
9 15 (2.98%) Internet
9 15 (2.98%) SSL
10 12 (2.38%) Cisco IOS
11 11 (2.18%) CTI
11 11 (2.18%) Wireless
12 10 (1.98%) Cisco ASA
12 10 (1.98%) MPLS
12 10 (1.98%) PCoIP
13 8 (1.59%) BGP
13 8 (1.59%) OSPF
13 8 (1.59%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 19 (3.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 18 (3.57%) BusinessObjects
4 12 (2.38%) Crystal Reports
5 9 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (1.59%) MySQL
6 8 (1.59%) Oracle Database
7 6 (1.19%) Relational Database
8 5 (0.99%) RDBMS
8 5 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (0.79%) Informix
9 4 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (0.60%) Data Mart
10 3 (0.60%) GIS
10 3 (0.60%) IBM InfoSphere
10 3 (0.60%) MS Access
10 3 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.40%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (2.18%) Eclipse
2 5 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (0.99%) Visual Studio
3 4 (0.79%) JIRA
4 2 (0.40%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.20%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 136 (26.98%) Finance
2 51 (10.12%) Banking
3 19 (3.77%) Back Office
3 19 (3.77%) Retail
4 15 (2.98%) French Language
4 15 (2.98%) German Language
5 13 (2.58%) Telecoms
6 12 (2.38%) Spanish Language
7 9 (1.79%) Front Office
8 7 (1.39%) Arabic Language
8 7 (1.39%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.39%) Russian Language
9 6 (1.19%) Investment Banking
10 5 (0.99%) Advertising
10 5 (0.99%) Law
10 5 (0.99%) Marketing
11 4 (0.79%) Italian Language
11 4 (0.79%) Legal
12 3 (0.60%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.60%) Korean Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (9.13%) XML
2 36 (7.14%) .NET
3 27 (5.36%) FIX Protocol
4 26 (5.16%) HTML
5 23 (4.56%) CSS
6 16 (3.17%) Web Services
7 9 (1.79%) EDI
7 9 (1.79%) Middleware
8 8 (1.59%) ASP.NET
8 8 (1.59%) XSLT
9 7 (1.39%) SOAP
10 5 (0.99%) XSL
11 4 (0.79%) HTML5
12 3 (0.60%) Google Maps API
12 3 (0.60%) J2EE
12 3 (0.60%) MDX
12 3 (0.60%) Murex MxML
12 3 (0.60%) VXML
13 2 (0.40%) JSP
13 2 (0.40%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 41 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (6.55%) Computer Science
3 28 (5.56%) Management Information System
4 18 (3.57%) Equities
5 17 (3.37%) e-Learning
6 14 (2.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 13 (2.58%) Data Centre
7 13 (2.58%) Fintech
7 13 (2.58%) Fixed Income
8 11 (2.18%) Blackberry
8 11 (2.18%) Client/Server
8 11 (2.18%) Driving Licence
8 11 (2.18%) Hedge funds
9 10 (1.98%) Fat Client
9 10 (1.98%) Thin Client
10 9 (1.79%) iPhone
10 9 (1.79%) Replication
11 8 (1.59%) Derivative
12 7 (1.39%) AS400
12 7 (1.39%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 194 (38.49%) Windows
2 120 (23.81%) Linux
3 99 (19.64%) Windows Server
4 82 (16.27%) Unix
5 38 (7.54%) Windows 7
6 36 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 27 (5.36%) Windows Server 2012
8 18 (3.57%) Android
9 17 (3.37%) Solaris
10 14 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
11 13 (2.58%) Oracle Linux
11 13 (2.58%) Windows XP
12 12 (2.38%) Apple iOS
13 10 (1.98%) AIX
13 10 (1.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 9 (1.79%) Windows 8
15 8 (1.59%) Mac OS X
15 8 (1.59%) Windows 10
16 4 (0.79%) Windows Phone
17 3 (0.60%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (18.06%) ITIL
2 42 (8.33%) CRM
3 33 (6.55%) Change Management
4 30 (5.95%) ERP
5 29 (5.75%) Service Delivery
6 25 (4.96%) Incident Management
6 25 (4.96%) Migration
7 22 (4.37%) Project Management
8 21 (4.17%) Presales
8 21 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
9 19 (3.77%) Electronic Trading
9 19 (3.77%) Problem Management
10 16 (3.17%) Service Management
11 15 (2.98%) Asset Management
12 14 (2.78%) Continuous Improvement
12 14 (2.78%) Data Management
13 13 (2.58%) E-Discovery
13 13 (2.58%) High Availability
14 12 (2.38%) Network Management
14 12 (2.38%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 182 (36.11%) SQL
2 49 (9.72%) Java
3 41 (8.13%) PowerShell
4 35 (6.94%) Perl
5 23 (4.56%) C#
5 23 (4.56%) JavaScript
6 21 (4.17%) Python
7 18 (3.57%) Bash Shell
8 16 (3.17%) C++
9 14 (2.78%) PHP
10 13 (2.58%) C
11 9 (1.79%) Shell Script
12 8 (1.59%) PL/SQL
13 5 (0.99%) VB
13 5 (0.99%) VBScript
14 4 (0.79%) COBOL
14 4 (0.79%) Korn
14 4 (0.79%) VBA
15 3 (0.60%) RPG
16 2 (0.40%) Lua
Qualifications
1 54 (10.71%) Degree
2 43 (8.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 30 (5.95%) Cisco Certification
3 30 (5.95%) MCSE
4 20 (3.97%) CCNA
5 16 (3.17%) CCNP
6 13 (2.58%) ITIL Certification
7 11 (2.18%) Security Cleared
8 9 (1.79%) SC Cleared
9 8 (1.59%) CCVP
9 8 (1.59%) MCSA
10 6 (1.19%) AAT
11 4 (0.79%) MCP
11 4 (0.79%) MOS
12 3 (0.60%) MCITP
12 3 (0.60%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (0.60%) VTSP
13 2 (0.40%) DV Cleared
13 2 (0.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (5.95%) SLA
2 8 (1.59%) QA
3 5 (0.99%) COBIT
4 1 (0.20%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.20%) GAMP
4 1 (0.20%) HL7
4 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 88 (17.46%) Active Directory
2 38 (7.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (6.35%) Hyper-V
4 14 (2.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 11 (2.18%) XenDesktop
6 5 (0.99%) vSphere
7 3 (0.60%) Cronacle
7 3 (0.60%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.40%) Shibboleth
8 2 (0.40%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.40%) XenApp
9 1 (0.20%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 1 (0.20%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.20%) KVM
9 1 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.20%) Postfix
9 1 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.20%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.20%) Xen
9 1 (0.20%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 20 (3.97%) SCCM
2 16 (3.17%) Control-M
3 14 (2.78%) SCOM
4 11 (2.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 9 (1.79%) NetBackup
6 6 (1.19%) Backup Exec
6 6 (1.19%) HP NNM
7 5 (0.99%) Tivoli
8 4 (0.79%) BMC PATROL
8 4 (0.79%) Hyperic
8 4 (0.79%) Nagios
8 4 (0.79%) Oracle ZFS
8 4 (0.79%) Simpana
9 3 (0.60%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (0.60%) ITRS Geneos
9 3 (0.60%) Legato
9 3 (0.60%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (0.60%) OpenView
9 3 (0.60%) Puppet
9 3 (0.60%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 129 (25.60%) Microsoft
2 95 (18.85%) Oracle
3 66 (13.10%) VMware
4 48 (9.52%) Cisco
5 40 (7.94%) Citrix
6 37 (7.34%) HP
7 33 (6.55%) IBM
8 21 (4.17%) Juniper
9 17 (3.37%) Apple
9 17 (3.37%) Dell
10 13 (2.58%) BMC
10 13 (2.58%) EMC
11 12 (2.38%) Bloomberg
11 12 (2.38%) Hyperion
11 12 (2.38%) Red Hat
11 12 (2.38%) SAP
12 11 (2.18%) Avaya
13 10 (1.98%) Fidessa
13 10 (1.98%) Sun
14 9 (1.79%) NetApp
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Berkshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
JM
Salary: £40000 - £58000 per annum + bpnus
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Colston Consulting
Salary: £35000 per annum, Benefits Appealing benefits package
Posted: 20 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
JM
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + car allowance, bonus
Posted: 22 hours ago
Berkshire
Ascend Consulting
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
City of London
Huxley
Salary: £70000 - £78000 per annum + Competitive Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Huxley
Salary: £35000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: 4 days ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Horsham, West Sussex
ninesharp
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits, pension etc
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
VIQU
Salary: £35k - 40k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Skipton, North Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £28000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Search Consultancy
Posted: 6 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £27000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent benefits + Onsite Gym
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £33000 - £44000 per annum + pension, bonus etx
Posted: 8 days ago
Warwick
Networx
Salary: £Competitive Salary
Posted: 14 days ago
Woking
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £20000.00 - £28000.00 per annum + 28 days' holiday, free parking, etc.
Posted: 21 days ago
East London
FIS Global
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 25 days ago
City of London
Huxley
Salary: £60000 - £69000 per annum + Strong benefits package + Bonus
Posted: 26 days ago
London
Mason Frank International
Salary: £33000 - £35000 per annum + Bonuses and benefits
Posted: 26 days ago