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 1 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Specialist
Rank 614 621 653
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +32
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 308 368 355
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.33% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.34% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 239 287 291
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £23,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year
- -5.40%

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
94041 106882 116083
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.40% 96.46% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 79248 88079 95023
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £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 1 July 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 1 July 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 +24 286 £39,500 +5.33% 31
South East +69 120 £37,500 -3.22% 8
London +25 93 £55,000 +46.66% 11
Berkshire +48 51 £42,500 +13.33% 2
Reading +39 36 £37,500 +60.66% 2
Hampshire +13 28 £30,500 -30.68% 1
City of London +65 26 £55,000 +10.00% 3
Southampton - 26 £30,500 -
West Sussex +27 25 £42,500 +32.81% 2
South West +17 22 £35,000 +6.06% 2
Yorkshire +4 17 £32,750 +9.16% 1
West Yorkshire +23 14 £32,750 +9.16% 1
Crawley - 14 £47,500 - 2
Poole - 12 £35,000 - 1
Dorset - 12 £35,000 - 1
East of England +26 11 £40,000 +6.66% 2
West Midlands -15 11 £27,500 -21.42% 2
Wokingham - 10 £42,500 -
Surrey +6 9 £39,250 +30.83% 2
Scotland -8 9 £41,750 +4.37% 3
Leeds +16 8 £39,000 +35.65% 1
Glasgow -3 7 £41,000 - 2
Birmingham -12 7 £27,500 +17.02% 1
Horsham - 6 £37,500 -
North West +7 5 £42,500 +61.13% 2
Hertfordshire +18 4 £63,750 +70.00% 1
Bedfordshire +15 4 £28,500 -1.72% 1
Bradford +13 4 £31,000 -
Buckinghamshire +13 4 £24,750 -45.00%
East Midlands +7 4 £35,000 - 1

Support Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 (35.93%) SQL
2 189 (35.00%) Windows
3 154 (28.52%) Microsoft
4 151 (27.96%) Finance
5 125 (23.15%) Linux
6 120 (22.22%) ITIL
7 104 (19.26%) Windows Server
8 92 (17.04%) Unix
9 85 (15.74%) Oracle
10 84 (15.56%) Active Directory
11 78 (14.44%) SQL Server
12 76 (14.07%) Degree
13 69 (12.78%) VMware
14 61 (11.30%) CRM
15 60 (11.11%) MS Excel
16 54 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
17 49 (9.07%) Java
18 46 (8.52%) MS Exchange
19 45 (8.33%) PowerShell
20 43 (7.96%) VMware Infrastructure
20 43 (7.96%) Firewall
21 42 (7.78%) MS Office
21 42 (7.78%) Analytical Skills
22 41 (7.59%) IIS
23 40 (7.41%) Citrix
24 39 (7.22%) DNS
24 39 (7.22%) TCP/IP
24 39 (7.22%) XML
25 38 (7.04%) Project Management
25 38 (7.04%) Computer Science

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 46 (8.52%) MS Exchange
2 41 (7.59%) IIS
3 37 (6.85%) SharePoint
4 30 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
5 26 (4.81%) Skype for Business
6 15 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
7 12 (2.22%) WebLogic
8 10 (1.85%) Apache
9 8 (1.48%) Oracle Service Bus
10 7 (1.30%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.93%) CMS
12 4 (0.74%) Confluence
12 4 (0.74%) OpenStack
12 4 (0.74%) WebSphere
12 4 (0.74%) WordPress
13 3 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2007
13 3 (0.56%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
14 2 (0.37%) Jetty
14 2 (0.37%) Liferay
14 2 (0.37%) nginx
Applications
1 60 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 42 (7.78%) MS Office
3 11 (2.04%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.19%) MS Project
5 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.19%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 18 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (2.78%) SAP Business One
3 7 (1.30%) Dynamics GP
4 6 (1.11%) SAP MDM
5 5 (0.93%) Payment Gateway
6 3 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.56%) Maximo
6 3 (0.56%) Summit
7 2 (0.37%) Adaptiv
7 2 (0.37%) Eloqua
7 2 (0.37%) Hyperion Planning
7 2 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.37%) RMDS
8 1 (0.19%) AWD
8 1 (0.19%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.19%) Markit EDM
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.19%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.19%) Siebel Analytics
Cloud Services
1 20 (3.70%) Office 365
2 12 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.74%) Mimecast
5 2 (0.37%) Google Apps
5 2 (0.37%) iTunes
6 1 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 43 (7.96%) Firewall
2 39 (7.22%) DNS
2 39 (7.22%) TCP/IP
3 24 (4.44%) LAN
4 23 (4.26%) VPN
5 22 (4.07%) DHCP
6 21 (3.89%) SAN
7 20 (3.70%) Internet
8 19 (3.52%) VoIP
9 16 (2.96%) WAN
10 14 (2.59%) MPLS
11 11 (2.04%) SSL
12 9 (1.67%) BGP
12 9 (1.67%) Cisco ASA
12 9 (1.67%) VLAN
13 8 (1.48%) OSPF
13 8 (1.48%) Wireless
13 8 (1.48%) WLAN
14 6 (1.11%) CTI
14 6 (1.11%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (14.44%) SQL Server
2 35 (6.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 21 (3.89%) Crystal Reports
4 20 (3.70%) Oracle Database
5 10 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (1.30%) BusinessObjects
7 6 (1.11%) MySQL
7 6 (1.11%) Relational Database
8 5 (0.93%) Data Mart
9 4 (0.74%) Oracle BI EE
9 4 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (0.74%) Oracle ODI
9 4 (0.74%) SQLPlus
10 3 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.56%) GIS
10 3 (0.56%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.56%) SQL Server 2000
10 3 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.37%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 6 (1.11%) JIRA
2 5 (0.93%) Visual Studio
3 4 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.56%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.37%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.19%) Android Studio
6 1 (0.19%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.19%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.19%) Toad
General
1 151 (27.96%) Finance
2 34 (6.30%) Banking
3 20 (3.70%) German Language
4 17 (3.15%) French Language
5 16 (2.96%) Back Office
6 13 (2.41%) Front Office
6 13 (2.41%) Spanish Language
7 12 (2.22%) Marketing
8 11 (2.04%) Advertising
8 11 (2.04%) Manufacturing
8 11 (2.04%) Retail
9 10 (1.85%) Financial Institution
9 10 (1.85%) Law
9 10 (1.85%) Telecoms
10 5 (0.93%) Investment Banking
10 5 (0.93%) Japanese Language
10 5 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.74%) Arabic Language
11 4 (0.74%) Italian Language
11 4 (0.74%) Russian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (7.22%) XML
2 37 (6.85%) .NET
3 34 (6.30%) FIX Protocol
4 26 (4.81%) HTML
5 22 (4.07%) Web Services
6 20 (3.70%) CSS
7 17 (3.15%) Middleware
8 15 (2.78%) SOAP
9 12 (2.22%) XSLT
10 10 (1.85%) ASP.NET
11 9 (1.67%) XSL
12 8 (1.48%) Oracle Fusion
12 8 (1.48%) XML Messaging
13 7 (1.30%) J2EE
14 6 (1.11%) VXML
15 5 (0.93%) EDI
15 5 (0.93%) Murex MxML
15 5 (0.93%) REST
16 4 (0.74%) COM
16 4 (0.74%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 42 (7.78%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (7.04%) Computer Science
3 31 (5.74%) Management Information System
4 22 (4.07%) Data Centre
5 18 (3.33%) Fixed Income
5 18 (3.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 17 (3.15%) e-Learning
7 16 (2.96%) Driving Licence
8 14 (2.59%) Derivative
8 14 (2.59%) Fintech
9 12 (2.22%) Equities
10 10 (1.85%) Blackberry
11 9 (1.67%) Data Integration
12 8 (1.48%) Hedge funds
12 8 (1.48%) Mobile App
13 7 (1.30%) AS400
13 7 (1.30%) Client/Server
13 7 (1.30%) Life Science
14 6 (1.11%) IVR
14 6 (1.11%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 189 (35.00%) Windows
2 125 (23.15%) Linux
3 104 (19.26%) Windows Server
4 92 (17.04%) Unix
5 54 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 33 (6.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 30 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
8 24 (4.44%) Windows 7
9 23 (4.26%) Solaris
10 20 (3.70%) AIX
11 17 (3.15%) Android
12 14 (2.59%) Apple iOS
13 11 (2.04%) Windows XP
14 8 (1.48%) Mac OS X
15 7 (1.30%) Oracle Linux
16 6 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 6 (1.11%) Windows 8
17 5 (0.93%) Windows Mobile
18 4 (0.74%) SUSE
18 4 (0.74%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (22.22%) ITIL
2 61 (11.30%) CRM
3 38 (7.04%) Project Management
4 35 (6.48%) Migration
5 31 (5.74%) Service Delivery
6 30 (5.56%) ERP
6 30 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
7 29 (5.37%) Root Cause Analysis
8 28 (5.19%) Presales
9 27 (5.00%) Problem Management
10 26 (4.81%) Release Management
11 24 (4.44%) Change Management
11 24 (4.44%) Service Management
12 20 (3.70%) Data Security
13 18 (3.33%) Electronic Trading
14 17 (3.15%) Agile Software Development
14 17 (3.15%) Asset Management
15 16 (2.96%) Continuous Improvement
15 16 (2.96%) Data Migration
15 16 (2.96%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 194 (35.93%) SQL
2 49 (9.07%) Java
3 45 (8.33%) PowerShell
4 25 (4.63%) JavaScript
5 24 (4.44%) C#
6 22 (4.07%) Perl
7 18 (3.33%) Python
8 17 (3.15%) PL/SQL
9 16 (2.96%) C++
10 13 (2.41%) Bash Shell
11 11 (2.04%) PHP
11 11 (2.04%) Shell Script
11 11 (2.04%) VBScript
12 9 (1.67%) C
13 8 (1.48%) VB
14 7 (1.30%) T-SQL
14 7 (1.30%) VBA
15 5 (0.93%) COBOL
16 4 (0.74%) Korn
16 4 (0.74%) RPG
Qualifications
1 76 (14.07%) Degree
2 32 (5.93%) Microsoft Certification
3 26 (4.81%) Security Cleared
4 24 (4.44%) ITIL Certification
5 19 (3.52%) Cisco Certification
6 17 (3.15%) MCSE
7 14 (2.59%) AAT
7 14 (2.59%) CCNP
8 12 (2.22%) CCNA
8 12 (2.22%) DV Cleared
9 10 (1.85%) SC Cleared
10 6 (1.11%) MCP
10 6 (1.11%) MCSA
11 5 (0.93%) MCITP
12 4 (0.74%) MCTS
12 4 (0.74%) MOS
13 3 (0.56%) RHCE
13 3 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (0.56%) VTSP
14 2 (0.37%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (6.48%) SLA
2 17 (3.15%) Data Quality
3 8 (1.48%) QA
4 4 (0.74%) COBIT
5 1 (0.19%) GAMP
5 1 (0.19%) HL7
5 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.19%) Solvency II
System Software
1 84 (15.56%) Active Directory
2 43 (7.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (4.63%) Hyper-V
4 13 (2.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 13 (2.41%) Virtual Servers
5 5 (0.93%) vSphere
6 4 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.74%) VMware ESX
7 3 (0.56%) KVM
7 3 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (0.56%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.37%) Cronacle
8 2 (0.37%) Shibboleth
8 2 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.37%) XenApp
9 1 (0.19%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 1 (0.19%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.19%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.19%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 24 (4.44%) SCCM
2 17 (3.15%) SCOM
3 16 (2.96%) Control-M
4 9 (1.67%) EMC NetWorker
5 7 (1.30%) NetBackup
6 5 (0.93%) Backup Exec
6 5 (0.93%) ITRS Geneos
6 5 (0.93%) WSUS
7 3 (0.56%) HP NNM
7 3 (0.56%) Hyperic
7 3 (0.56%) Nagios
7 3 (0.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 3 (0.56%) Simpana
8 2 (0.37%) EnCase
8 2 (0.37%) FTK
8 2 (0.37%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (0.37%) Legato
8 2 (0.37%) OpenView
8 2 (0.37%) Thomson Reuters DACS
8 2 (0.37%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 154 (28.52%) Microsoft
2 85 (15.74%) Oracle
3 69 (12.78%) VMware
4 40 (7.41%) Citrix
5 35 (6.48%) Cisco
6 33 (6.11%) HP
7 28 (5.19%) Salesforce.com
8 27 (5.00%) SAP
9 24 (4.44%) EMC
10 18 (3.33%) IBM
10 18 (3.33%) Juniper
11 14 (2.59%) Apple
11 14 (2.59%) Bloomberg
12 13 (2.41%) Red Hat
13 11 (2.04%) Murex
14 10 (1.85%) NetApp
15 9 (1.67%) Google
16 8 (1.48%) Sybase
17 7 (1.30%) BMC
17 7 (1.30%) Hyperion
Crawley, West Sussex
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Chertsey, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 21,000 - 28,000
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £35k per year + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Luton, Bedfordshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £27000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Huxley
Salary: £70000 - £78000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £24,000 per annum Government Pension, Holiday
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Research Now
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
onezeero.
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
FT Select
Salary: From £46,000 to £58,000 per annum + on call + company benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £30000 - £31000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Exmouth, Devon
Experis Ltd
Salary: £27000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Computer People
Salary: £32000.00 - £42000.00 per annum + Full Package on offer
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £43.28 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Three
Salary: Excellent Salary +Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
2i Resourcing
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Deltek
Posted: 11 days ago
Crawley
Elekta
Salary: £0 - £35,000 per year
Posted: 21 days ago
Oxfordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £30000 - £31000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Chorley
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Harrington Starr
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits + Training
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
InsightSoftware.com
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £18000 - £26000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Huxley
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 21 days ago
London, Zone 1
MillsHill
Salary: £55,000 per year + bens
Posted: 17 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £30000 - £31000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Aintree, Liverpool, North West
Taskers Plc
Salary: £22,000 - £26,000 p.a.
Posted: 25 days ago
London, South East
MI6
Salary: £32,264 - £46,308 (depending on experience)
Posted: 18 days ago