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

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Specialist
Rank 606 664 640
Rank change year-on-year
+58 -24
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 322 311 365
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.28% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.29% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 251 227 308
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,000 £24,850
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £54,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%

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
94583 105789 113621
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.44% 96.30% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 79575 87313 92642
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 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £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 28 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 28 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 +62 294 £40,000 +5.26% 26
South East +82 112 £37,500 -8.53% 7
London +32 97 £55,000 +42.85% 7
Berkshire +46 48 £40,000 - 3
Reading +49 37 £43,000 +84.22% 1
City of London +71 27 £55,000 +18.91% 4
West Sussex - 24 £45,000 -
South West +34 23 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Hampshire +13 23 £30,500 -30.68% 2
Crawley - 18 £47,500 -
Southampton - 18 £30,500 - 1
Yorkshire +14 16 £32,500 +8.33% 3
East of England +20 15 £35,000 -7.89% 4
West Midlands -24 13 £27,500 -21.42%
West Yorkshire +7 12 £31,750 +5.83% 3
Poole - 12 £35,000 - 1
Dorset - 12 £35,000 - 1
Scotland +7 11 £41,750 +7.74%
Surrey +10 9 £31,000 -22.50% 1
Glasgow 0 9 £41,000 -
Birmingham -20 9 £27,500 -21.42%
North West +3 8 £32,500 +4.83% 2
Leeds +20 7 £40,000 +33.33% 2
Bedfordshire +21 6 £28,500 -36.66% 2
North East +10 6 £40,000 +25.00% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 6 £40,000 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 6 £40,000 - 1
Buckinghamshire +25 5 £25,000 -44.44%
Hertfordshire +19 5 £62,500 +66.66% 1
East Midlands +2 5 £35,000 -

Support Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 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.

1 208 (37.55%) Windows
2 205 (37.00%) SQL
3 166 (29.96%) Microsoft
4 161 (29.06%) Finance
5 142 (25.63%) ITIL
6 132 (23.83%) Linux
7 118 (21.30%) Windows Server
8 97 (17.51%) Unix
9 89 (16.06%) SQL Server
9 89 (16.06%) Degree
10 88 (15.88%) Oracle
11 84 (15.16%) Active Directory
12 73 (13.18%) VMware
13 72 (13.00%) CRM
14 70 (12.64%) MS Excel
15 60 (10.83%) Windows Server 2008
16 54 (9.75%) Analytical Skills
17 50 (9.03%) PowerShell
18 49 (8.84%) MS Exchange
19 46 (8.30%) Java
20 45 (8.12%) VMware Infrastructure
20 45 (8.12%) IIS
20 45 (8.12%) MS Office
21 44 (7.94%) .NET
21 44 (7.94%) SLA
22 42 (7.58%) SharePoint
23 41 (7.40%) Firewall
23 41 (7.40%) Project Management
24 40 (7.22%) Migration
25 39 (7.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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 49 (8.84%) MS Exchange
2 45 (8.12%) IIS
3 42 (7.58%) SharePoint
4 30 (5.42%) Exchange Server 2010
5 20 (3.61%) Skype for Business
6 13 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2013
7 12 (2.17%) WebLogic
8 9 (1.62%) Tomcat
9 8 (1.44%) Oracle Service Bus
10 7 (1.26%) Apache
11 6 (1.08%) Confluence
12 5 (0.90%) CMS
13 4 (0.72%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.72%) WordPress
14 3 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
14 3 (0.54%) JBoss
14 3 (0.54%) nginx
14 3 (0.54%) OpenStack
15 2 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
15 2 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 70 (12.64%) MS Excel
2 45 (8.12%) MS Office
3 11 (1.99%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (1.62%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.18%) MS Project
5 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.18%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 26 (4.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (3.43%) SAP Business One
3 7 (1.26%) Dynamics GP
4 6 (1.08%) SAP MDM
5 5 (0.90%) Oracle Financials
5 5 (0.90%) Unit4 Business World
6 4 (0.72%) Eloqua
6 4 (0.72%) Payment Gateway
7 3 (0.54%) Maximo
7 3 (0.54%) Summit
8 2 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.36%) RMDS
9 1 (0.18%) assyst
9 1 (0.18%) AWD
9 1 (0.18%) Markit EDM
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.18%) Siebel Analytics
Cloud Services
1 16 (2.89%) Office 365
2 8 (1.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.90%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.54%) Mimecast
6 2 (0.36%) Google Apps
6 2 (0.36%) iTunes
6 2 (0.36%) Yammer
7 1 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.18%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.18%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (7.40%) Firewall
2 37 (6.68%) TCP/IP
3 35 (6.32%) DNS
4 23 (4.15%) VoIP
5 20 (3.61%) LAN
6 19 (3.43%) SAN
7 18 (3.25%) DHCP
7 18 (3.25%) Internet
7 18 (3.25%) VPN
8 13 (2.35%) WAN
9 12 (2.17%) MPLS
10 11 (1.99%) CTI
10 11 (1.99%) VLAN
11 9 (1.62%) Wireless
11 9 (1.62%) WLAN
12 8 (1.44%) BGP
12 8 (1.44%) IP Telephony
13 7 (1.26%) Cisco ASA
13 7 (1.26%) SSL
14 6 (1.08%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (16.06%) SQL Server
2 39 (7.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 38 (6.86%) Oracle Database
4 26 (4.69%) Crystal Reports
5 14 (2.53%) BusinessObjects
6 13 (2.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (1.26%) Relational Database
8 6 (1.08%) Oracle BI EE
8 6 (1.08%) Oracle Database 12c
8 6 (1.08%) PowerCenter
9 5 (0.90%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 5 (0.90%) Data Mart
9 5 (0.90%) SQLPlus
9 5 (0.90%) Xcelsius
10 4 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (0.72%) Oracle ODI
10 4 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (0.54%) Big Data
11 3 (0.54%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 8 (1.44%) Eclipse
1 8 (1.44%) JIRA
2 6 (1.08%) Visual Studio
3 5 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.18%) Android Studio
4 1 (0.18%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.18%) Toad
General
1 161 (29.06%) Finance
2 26 (4.69%) Banking
3 19 (3.43%) German Language
4 17 (3.07%) Back Office
5 16 (2.89%) French Language
6 14 (2.53%) Manufacturing
6 14 (2.53%) Marketing
7 13 (2.35%) Front Office
8 12 (2.17%) Advertising
8 12 (2.17%) Spanish Language
9 11 (1.99%) Financial Institution
9 11 (1.99%) Law
10 9 (1.62%) Japanese Language
10 9 (1.62%) Retail
11 7 (1.26%) Telecoms
12 5 (0.90%) Investment Banking
12 5 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.72%) Military
14 3 (0.54%) Electronics
14 3 (0.54%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (7.94%) .NET
2 37 (6.68%) XML
3 29 (5.23%) FIX Protocol
4 26 (4.69%) HTML
4 26 (4.69%) Web Services
5 20 (3.61%) CSS
6 18 (3.25%) Middleware
7 14 (2.53%) ASP.NET
8 12 (2.17%) SOAP
8 12 (2.17%) XSLT
9 11 (1.99%) VXML
10 9 (1.62%) XML Messaging
10 9 (1.62%) XSL
11 8 (1.44%) Oracle Fusion
12 7 (1.26%) J2EE
13 5 (0.90%) Murex MxML
13 5 (0.90%) Oracle GoldenGate
13 5 (0.90%) REST
14 4 (0.72%) EDI
14 4 (0.72%) SonicMQ
Miscellaneous
1 54 (9.75%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (6.32%) Computer Science
3 28 (5.05%) Management Information System
4 23 (4.15%) Data Centre
5 19 (3.43%) Fixed Income
5 19 (3.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 16 (2.89%) Derivative
6 16 (2.89%) e-Learning
7 15 (2.71%) Data Integration
8 14 (2.53%) Driving Licence
9 12 (2.17%) Blackberry
10 11 (1.99%) IVR
11 10 (1.81%) Equities
11 10 (1.81%) Fintech
12 8 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
12 8 (1.44%) Mobile App
12 8 (1.44%) Mobile Computing
13 7 (1.26%) Life Science
14 6 (1.08%) Client/Server
14 6 (1.08%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 208 (37.55%) Windows
2 132 (23.83%) Linux
3 118 (21.30%) Windows Server
4 97 (17.51%) Unix
5 60 (10.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 37 (6.68%) Windows Server 2003
7 36 (6.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 26 (4.69%) AIX
9 25 (4.51%) Windows 7
10 21 (3.79%) Solaris
11 15 (2.71%) Android
12 12 (2.17%) Apple iOS
12 12 (2.17%) Windows XP
13 9 (1.62%) Mac OS X
14 7 (1.26%) Windows 8
14 7 (1.26%) Windows Mobile
15 6 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 5 (0.90%) Oracle Linux
17 4 (0.72%) CentOS
17 4 (0.72%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (25.63%) ITIL
2 72 (13.00%) CRM
3 41 (7.40%) Project Management
4 40 (7.22%) Migration
5 35 (6.32%) Service Delivery
5 35 (6.32%) Service Management
6 31 (5.60%) ERP
7 30 (5.42%) Presales
7 30 (5.42%) Root Cause Analysis
8 29 (5.23%) User Acceptance Testing
9 26 (4.69%) Change Management
10 25 (4.51%) Problem Management
10 25 (4.51%) Release Management
11 23 (4.15%) Performance Monitoring
12 21 (3.79%) Asset Management
13 20 (3.61%) Continuous Improvement
13 20 (3.61%) Data Migration
13 20 (3.61%) Data Security
14 19 (3.43%) Agile Software Development
15 18 (3.25%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 205 (37.00%) SQL
2 50 (9.03%) PowerShell
3 46 (8.30%) Java
4 28 (5.05%) JavaScript
5 24 (4.33%) C#
6 22 (3.97%) PL/SQL
7 18 (3.25%) Perl
8 17 (3.07%) Python
8 17 (3.07%) Shell Script
9 15 (2.71%) VBScript
10 14 (2.53%) C++
11 13 (2.35%) VB
12 9 (1.62%) Bash Shell
13 8 (1.44%) C
13 8 (1.44%) PHP
14 7 (1.26%) T-SQL
15 6 (1.08%) VBA
16 4 (0.72%) COBOL
16 4 (0.72%) Korn
17 3 (0.54%) RPG
Qualifications
1 89 (16.06%) Degree
2 30 (5.42%) ITIL Certification
3 27 (4.87%) Security Cleared
4 23 (4.15%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (3.25%) AAT
6 15 (2.71%) DV Cleared
7 14 (2.53%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (1.81%) CCNA
8 10 (1.81%) CCNP
9 7 (1.26%) MCP
9 7 (1.26%) MCSE
9 7 (1.26%) SC Cleared
10 6 (1.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 5 (0.90%) MCSA
12 4 (0.72%) MCITP
12 4 (0.72%) MCTS
13 3 (0.54%) MOS
13 3 (0.54%) Oracle Certification
13 3 (0.54%) RHCE
13 3 (0.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (7.94%) SLA
2 17 (3.07%) Data Quality
3 9 (1.62%) QA
4 4 (0.72%) HL7
4 4 (0.72%) Solvency II
5 2 (0.36%) DICOM
6 1 (0.18%) COBIT
6 1 (0.18%) GAMP
6 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 84 (15.16%) Active Directory
2 45 (8.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (4.87%) Hyper-V
4 12 (2.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 12 (2.17%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (0.72%) vSphere
5 4 (0.72%) XenApp
6 3 (0.54%) KVM
6 3 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.54%) Shibboleth
6 3 (0.54%) Terminal Services
6 3 (0.54%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.18%) Docker
8 1 (0.18%) Firmware
8 1 (0.18%) Postfix
8 1 (0.18%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.18%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 26 (4.69%) SCCM
2 18 (3.25%) SCOM
3 16 (2.89%) Control-M
4 10 (1.81%) EMC NetWorker
5 8 (1.44%) WSUS
6 7 (1.26%) ITRS Geneos
7 6 (1.08%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.54%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.54%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.36%) BMC PATROL
9 2 (0.36%) EnCase
9 2 (0.36%) FTK
9 2 (0.36%) HP NNM
9 2 (0.36%) Legato
9 2 (0.36%) Nagios
9 2 (0.36%) Puppet
9 2 (0.36%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.36%) Thomson Reuters DACS
10 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Satellite
10 1 (0.18%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 166 (29.96%) Microsoft
2 88 (15.88%) Oracle
3 73 (13.18%) VMware
4 38 (6.86%) Citrix
5 34 (6.14%) SAP
6 30 (5.42%) Cisco
6 30 (5.42%) Salesforce.com
7 24 (4.33%) EMC
7 24 (4.33%) HP
8 16 (2.89%) Apple
9 15 (2.71%) Red Hat
10 14 (2.53%) IBM
11 12 (2.17%) Bloomberg
11 12 (2.17%) Juniper
12 11 (1.99%) Genesys
12 11 (1.99%) Murex
13 10 (1.81%) Informatica
13 10 (1.81%) NetApp
13 10 (1.81%) Sybase
14 9 (1.62%) Siebel
Chertsey, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 21,000 - 28,000
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits + Training
Posted: 13 hours ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum plus excellent benefits package.
Posted: Yesterday
Luton, Bedfordshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Winchester, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + + Bonus + Pension + Health +++
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits + Training
Posted: 4 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum plus excellent benefits package.
Posted: 5 days ago
Romford, Essex
Circle Recruitment
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
83Zero
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + Excellent Company Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Tria Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 - £52000.00 per annum + Full Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bridgwater, Somerset
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Pension,Parking,Certs paid for.
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £18000.00 - £20000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Salary: Competetive
Posted: 13 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Study Group
Salary: From £25,000 to £29,000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Poole
Spectrum IT
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 8 days ago
Hertford, Hertfordshire
TELSTRA Associates
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum £60-70k+
Posted: 5 days ago
Nelson, Lancashire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £27000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bury St Edmunds
Networx
Salary: £Competitive Salary
Posted: 15 days ago
Aintree, Liverpool, North West
Taskers Plc
Salary: £25,000 - £28,000 p.a.
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Huxley
Salary: £70000 - £78000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 27 days ago
Wakefield
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Frimley Health Foundation Trust
Salary: From £32,952 to £43,038 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago