The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Specialist
Rank 595 575 522
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -53
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 335 315 422
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.29% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.31% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 291 246 347
Average salary £35,000 £39,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,700 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
110395 102332 111722
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.39% 94.24% 95.14%
Number of salaries quoted 90051 84654 95699
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £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 31 July 2014 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 31 July 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -21 314 £35,000 -10.25% 41
London -19 117 £39,000 -2.50% 11
South East +5 94 £35,000 -6.66% 13
East of England +5 39 £39,000 -2.50% 4
City of London -6 35 £47,500 +25.00% 6
Surrey +17 34 £35,000 -30.00% 3
Berkshire -5 32 £36,500 +21.66% 5
Yorkshire -8 27 £37,500 +87.50% 2
South West -9 16 £25,875 -17.85% 4
Hampshire -14 16 £31,349 -26.23%
West Yorkshire -26 15 £35,000 +12.00% 1
Essex +14 14 £42,500 -5.55% 2
Bedfordshire -4 13 £39,000 -1.26% 1
Leeds -25 11 £37,500 +20.00% 1
Hertfordshire -18 10 £29,250 -33.52%
Reading -2 9 £22,750 -37.67% 4
Southampton -7 9 £31,000 -27.05%
West Midlands -30 9 £32,500 -20.72% 3
Woking - 9 £30,500 -
Luton - 9 £39,000 -
Bristol +3 7 £40,000 -2.43%
Birmingham -3 6 £38,500 -14.44%
North West -34 6 £38,000 +7.80% 3
Buckinghamshire - 6 £29,500 - 1
Wokingham +8 5 £34,000 -15.00%
Exmouth +2 5 £22,750 +5.81% 2
Devon -9 5 £22,750 +5.81% 2
South Yorkshire -11 5 £28,000 +1.81% 1
Kent - 5 £32,500 - 2
Dartford - 5 £32,500 -

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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.

1 318 (47.18%) Windows
2 231 (34.27%) SQL
3 174 (25.82%) Microsoft
4 171 (25.37%) SQL Server
5 157 (23.29%) Oracle
6 149 (22.11%) Linux
7 141 (20.92%) Finance
8 133 (19.73%) ITIL
9 106 (15.73%) UNIX
10 102 (15.13%) MS Excel
11 98 (14.54%) Java
12 88 (13.06%) VMware
13 86 (12.76%) Active Directory
14 85 (12.61%) Windows Server 2008
15 84 (12.46%) Degree
16 77 (11.42%) SAP
17 70 (10.39%) MS Office
18 62 (9.20%) VMware Infrastructure
19 61 (9.05%) IIS
20 59 (8.75%) Citrix
21 58 (8.61%) Windows 7
22 56 (8.31%) Oracle Database
23 54 (8.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 54 (8.01%) Microsoft Certification
24 52 (7.72%) Windows Server 2003
24 52 (7.72%) Cisco
24 52 (7.72%) Banking
25 51 (7.57%) Firewall
25 51 (7.57%) WebSphere
26 50 (7.42%) .NET

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 61 (9.05%) IIS
2 51 (7.57%) WebSphere
3 46 (6.82%) MS Exchange
4 43 (6.38%) SharePoint
5 31 (4.60%) Tomcat
6 29 (4.30%) IBM Notes
7 25 (3.71%) Apache
7 25 (3.71%) WebLogic
8 20 (2.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 20 (2.97%) BizTalk Server
9 19 (2.82%) NetWeaver
9 19 (2.82%) WebSphere Application Server
10 16 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2010
10 16 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2007
11 13 (1.93%) Lync
12 10 (1.48%) WebSphere Process Server
13 8 (1.19%) SharePoint 2010
14 7 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2003
15 6 (0.89%) CMS
15 6 (0.89%) FileNet
Applications
1 102 (15.13%) MS Excel
2 70 (10.39%) MS Office
3 7 (1.04%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.74%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.59%) SPSS
6 2 (0.30%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.15%) InDesign
7 1 (0.15%) Windchill
7 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (2.23%) SAP SRM
2 13 (1.93%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (1.34%) Dynamics GP
4 8 (1.19%) SunGard AvantGard
4 8 (1.19%) SAP ERP
4 8 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.74%) Academy Housing
5 5 (0.74%) arcHouse
6 4 (0.59%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.45%) Oracle CRM
7 3 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.45%) PeopleSoft HRMS
7 3 (0.45%) Magento
8 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.15%) HFM
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle Assets
8 1 (0.15%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.23%) SaaS
2 6 (0.89%) Office 365
3 4 (0.59%) Google Apps
4 3 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.15%) Route 53
6 1 (0.15%) IaaS
6 1 (0.15%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.15%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (7.57%) Firewall
2 48 (7.12%) SAN
3 47 (6.97%) DNS
4 44 (6.53%) TCP/IP
5 28 (4.15%) LAN
6 27 (4.01%) DHCP
7 26 (3.86%) Internet
7 26 (3.86%) WAN
8 24 (3.56%) VPN
9 21 (3.12%) LDAP
10 14 (2.08%) VoIP
11 13 (1.93%) HTTP
12 10 (1.48%) Network Security
13 9 (1.34%) NAS
13 9 (1.34%) Fibre Channel
14 8 (1.19%) iSCSI
14 8 (1.19%) Wireless
15 7 (1.04%) SSL
15 7 (1.04%) ATM
16 6 (0.89%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 171 (25.37%) SQL Server
2 56 (8.31%) Oracle Database
3 37 (5.49%) MySQL
4 27 (4.01%) Crystal Reports
4 27 (4.01%) SQL Server 2000
5 25 (3.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 24 (3.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 23 (3.41%) DB2
8 22 (3.26%) Relational Database
9 21 (3.12%) SQL Server 2008
10 19 (2.82%) Oracle Database 10g
11 16 (2.37%) Data Warehouse
11 16 (2.37%) SAP BI
12 14 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
13 12 (1.78%) RDBMS
14 10 (1.48%) MaxDB
15 9 (1.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 7 (1.04%) DTS
17 6 (0.89%) Oracle Database 11g
18 4 (0.59%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 4 (0.59%) PeopleTools
2 3 (0.45%) MSI
2 3 (0.45%) VisualVM
2 3 (0.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (0.30%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.30%) Eclipse
3 2 (0.30%) ClearCase
3 2 (0.30%) ClearQuest
3 2 (0.30%) CruiseControl
4 1 (0.15%) Maven
4 1 (0.15%) Subversion
General
1 141 (20.92%) Finance
2 52 (7.72%) Banking
3 27 (4.01%) Marketing
4 26 (3.86%) Legal
5 23 (3.41%) Telecoms
6 12 (1.78%) German Language
7 11 (1.63%) Law
8 10 (1.48%) Manufacturing
8 10 (1.48%) French Language
8 10 (1.48%) Investment Banking
9 9 (1.34%) Publishing
10 8 (1.19%) Front Office
10 8 (1.19%) Back Office
11 7 (1.04%) Multimedia
12 6 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
12 6 (0.89%) Retail
13 4 (0.59%) Automotive
14 2 (0.30%) Advertising
14 2 (0.30%) Electronics
14 2 (0.30%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (7.42%) .NET
2 48 (7.12%) XML
3 35 (5.19%) HTML
4 31 (4.60%) Middleware
5 24 (3.56%) Web Services
6 23 (3.41%) LAMP
7 19 (2.82%) J2EE
8 17 (2.52%) SOAP
9 16 (2.37%) WebSphere MQ
10 15 (2.23%) SAP XI
10 15 (2.23%) SAP PI
11 13 (1.93%) SAP Basis
11 13 (1.93%) JSP
12 9 (1.34%) COM
12 9 (1.34%) CSS
12 9 (1.34%) REST
13 7 (1.04%) ASP.NET
14 6 (0.89%) JMS
15 5 (0.74%) WPF
15 5 (0.74%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 36 (5.34%) Computer Science
2 26 (3.86%) Replication
3 22 (3.26%) Management Information System
4 20 (2.97%) Clustering
5 19 (2.82%) Enterprise Software
6 18 (2.67%) Open Source
7 15 (2.23%) Blackberry
7 15 (2.23%) Mobile App
8 10 (1.48%) NHS
9 9 (1.34%) Video Conferencing
10 8 (1.19%) SWIFT
11 7 (1.04%) Mathematics
11 7 (1.04%) Data Integration
12 6 (0.89%) iPhone
12 6 (0.89%) EFT
12 6 (0.89%) IVR
13 5 (0.74%) PKI
13 5 (0.74%) Credit Risk
13 5 (0.74%) Thin Client
13 5 (0.74%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 318 (47.18%) Windows
2 149 (22.11%) Linux
3 106 (15.73%) UNIX
4 85 (12.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 58 (8.61%) Windows 7
6 54 (8.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 52 (7.72%) Windows Server 2003
8 47 (6.97%) Solaris
9 30 (4.45%) Windows 8
10 23 (3.41%) Windows XP
10 23 (3.41%) AIX
11 15 (2.23%) Windows Server 2012
12 11 (1.63%) Mac OS X
13 9 (1.34%) HPUX
14 8 (1.19%) Apple iOS
15 5 (0.74%) CentOS
15 5 (0.74%) Windows 2000 Server
16 4 (0.59%) Oracle Linux
16 4 (0.59%) SUSE
17 3 (0.45%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (19.73%) ITIL
2 41 (6.08%) ERP
3 39 (5.79%) Problem Management
4 34 (5.04%) Project Management
5 31 (4.60%) Disaster Recovery
6 30 (4.45%) Service Delivery
6 30 (4.45%) Change Management
7 27 (4.01%) Asset Management
7 27 (4.01%) CRM
8 26 (3.86%) Business Intelligence
8 26 (3.86%) Migration
9 23 (3.41%) Continuous Improvement
10 21 (3.12%) Time Management
11 19 (2.82%) Incident Management
11 19 (2.82%) Configuration Management
12 17 (2.52%) Systems Analysis
13 16 (2.37%) Business Continuity
13 16 (2.37%) Service Management
14 15 (2.23%) Document Management
14 15 (2.23%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 231 (34.27%) SQL
2 98 (14.54%) Java
3 35 (5.19%) ABAP
4 34 (5.04%) Perl
5 32 (4.75%) JavaScript
6 27 (4.01%) T-SQL
6 27 (4.01%) PowerShell
7 25 (3.71%) Python
8 23 (3.41%) Shell Script
9 22 (3.26%) C#
10 17 (2.52%) PL/SQL
11 14 (2.08%) VBA
12 13 (1.93%) C
12 13 (1.93%) PHP
13 11 (1.63%) VB
14 10 (1.48%) Bash Shell
15 9 (1.34%) VBScript
15 9 (1.34%) ActionScript
16 7 (1.04%) C++
17 6 (0.89%) Jython
Qualifications
1 84 (12.46%) Degree
2 54 (8.01%) Microsoft Certification
3 38 (5.64%) Security Cleared
4 29 (4.30%) MCSE
5 25 (3.71%) Cisco Certification
6 19 (2.82%) CCNA
7 16 (2.37%) CCSE
8 15 (2.23%) CCSA
8 15 (2.23%) SAP Certification
8 15 (2.23%) MCP
9 14 (2.08%) CTC Cleared
10 8 (1.19%) CCNP
10 8 (1.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 7 (1.04%) HNC
11 7 (1.04%) HND
11 7 (1.04%) SC Cleared
12 6 (0.89%) A+ Certification
12 6 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (0.89%) MCITP
13 5 (0.74%) AAT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (5.04%) SLA
2 19 (2.82%) QA
3 12 (1.78%) ISO 9001
4 8 (1.19%) HL7
5 4 (0.59%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.30%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.15%) COBIT
7 1 (0.15%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.15%) GAMP
7 1 (0.15%) GMP
System Software
1 86 (12.76%) Active Directory
2 62 (9.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (4.45%) Hyper-V
4 22 (3.26%) XenServer
5 18 (2.67%) XenDesktop
6 12 (1.78%) XenApp
6 12 (1.78%) NFS
6 12 (1.78%) VMware ESX
7 11 (1.63%) vSphere
8 8 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (1.19%) GPFS
8 8 (1.19%) Samba
8 8 (1.19%) Xen
9 6 (0.89%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 5 (0.74%) UAG
11 4 (0.59%) Terminal Server
11 4 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.30%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 2 (0.30%) Forefront TMG
12 2 (0.30%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 24 (3.56%) SCCM
2 20 (2.97%) Tivoli
3 14 (2.08%) Backup Exec
4 12 (1.78%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 8 (1.19%) Bcfg2
5 8 (1.19%) Control-M
5 8 (1.19%) Norton AntiVirus
6 6 (0.89%) WSUS
7 5 (0.74%) NetBackup
7 5 (0.74%) Nagios
7 5 (0.74%) SCOM
8 4 (0.59%) Tivoli Configuration Manager
8 4 (0.59%) Tivoli NetView
9 3 (0.45%) Opsview
9 3 (0.45%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (0.30%) Sysprep
10 2 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.30%) Puppet
10 2 (0.30%) SCOrch
10 2 (0.30%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 174 (25.82%) Microsoft
2 157 (23.29%) Oracle
3 88 (13.06%) VMware
4 77 (11.42%) SAP
5 59 (8.75%) Citrix
6 52 (7.72%) Cisco
7 45 (6.68%) Red Hat
8 41 (6.08%) IBM
9 31 (4.60%) Lotus
10 30 (4.45%) HP
11 25 (3.71%) CheckPoint
12 19 (2.82%) Sun
13 17 (2.52%) WatchGuard
13 17 (2.52%) Kaspersky
14 16 (2.37%) Juniper
15 15 (2.23%) JBoss
16 14 (2.08%) Sybase
16 14 (2.08%) NetApp
17 13 (1.93%) Salesforce.com
17 13 (1.93%) Sophos
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Thatcham, Berkshire
TribePost.co.uk
Salary: Very Attractive + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 28,000
Posted: 22 hours ago
Kent
Gerrard White
Salary: £30000 to £35000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 28,000
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
D A I Europe Ltd
Salary: Excellent
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 per annum + on call + CAR
Posted: Yesterday
Crawley, West Sussex
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridgeshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £40000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Exmouth, Devon
Experis Ltd
Salary: £18000.00 - £25500.00 per annum + bonus+ benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 to 45,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Exmouth, Devon
Experis Ltd
Salary: £20000.00 - £25500.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands (County)
Code Red Associates
Salary: £25000 to £30000 per annum - Plus car allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Circa 35-42K + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: NEG + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: NEG + Excellent Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Rotherham, South Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Yeovil, Somerset
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £29000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago