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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Specialist
Rank 670 638 584
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -54
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 270 325 381
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.31% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.32% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 235 283 266
Average salary £41,250 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £21,900 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £35,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -10.25%

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
97472 102743 99324
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.12% 96.45% 96.27%
Number of salaries quoted 81850 85177 79938
Average 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 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 8 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Support Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(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 -41 261 £40,000 +6.66% 32
London +20 118 £48,500 +21.25% 11
South East -9 63 £42,500 -5.55% 5
City of London +72 27 £57,500 +4.54% 5
East of England -2 27 £48,250 +23.71% 4
West Sussex - 24 £42,500 - 3
Surrey +19 17 £32,500 -23.52%
Berkshire -11 17 £45,000 -
Crawley - 17 £42,500 - 2
North West +11 15 £28,000 -11.81% 2
West Yorkshire +9 14 £25,000 +25.00% 1
Leeds +4 14 £25,000 +25.00% 1
Yorkshire 0 14 £25,000 - 1
Manchester +26 13 £28,000 -11.81%
Reading 0 12 £50,000 +5.26%
Hertfordshire +3 11 £55,000 +92.98% 2
West Midlands -22 10 £37,000 +25.42% 2
Birmingham +2 8 £32,500 - 1
East Midlands -3 8 £35,000 +7.69%
Cambridgeshire +15 6 £40,000 +23.07% 1
Essex +3 6 £45,000 +119.51%
Cambridge +3 6 £40,000 +23.07% 1
Hemel Hempstead - 6 £56,050 - 1
Scotland -5 5 £42,500 -1.73%
South West -14 5 £33,750 +5.46% 6
Kent +14 4 £36,250 +90.78% 1
Brentwood - 4 £45,000 -
Egham - 4 £32,500 -
Nottingham +9 3 £35,000 +7.69%
Nottinghamshire +8 3 £35,000 +7.69%

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

1 257 (42.98%) Windows
2 215 (35.95%) SQL
3 165 (27.59%) Linux
4 155 (25.92%) Microsoft
5 135 (22.58%) Windows Server
6 130 (21.74%) Finance
7 120 (20.07%) Oracle
8 99 (16.56%) Active Directory
9 98 (16.39%) Unix
10 95 (15.89%) ITIL
11 87 (14.55%) SQL Server
12 81 (13.55%) MS Office
13 77 (12.88%) VMware
14 63 (10.54%) MS Excel
14 63 (10.54%) Analytical Skills
15 62 (10.37%) Banking
16 60 (10.03%) Cisco
17 57 (9.53%) Degree
18 52 (8.70%) SLA
18 52 (8.70%) Java
19 51 (8.53%) HP
19 51 (8.53%) Service Delivery
19 51 (8.53%) Firewall
20 49 (8.19%) VPN
20 49 (8.19%) SharePoint
20 49 (8.19%) Skype for Business
21 48 (8.03%) Microsoft Certification
22 46 (7.69%) DNS
22 46 (7.69%) ERP
23 45 (7.53%) CRM

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 49 (8.19%) SharePoint
1 49 (8.19%) Skype for Business
2 41 (6.86%) MS Exchange
3 23 (3.85%) IIS
4 18 (3.01%) Exchange Server 2013
5 17 (2.84%) Tomcat
6 16 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2007
7 15 (2.51%) Apache
8 14 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2010
9 12 (2.01%) JBoss
9 12 (2.01%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
9 12 (2.01%) WebSphere
10 11 (1.84%) CMS
11 9 (1.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 9 (1.51%) WebLogic
12 5 (0.84%) Confluence
12 5 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
12 5 (0.84%) Office Communications Server
13 3 (0.50%) SAS
14 2 (0.33%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 81 (13.55%) MS Office
2 63 (10.54%) MS Excel
3 18 (3.01%) SOLIDWORKS
4 10 (1.67%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.84%) PrintSoft PReS
6 4 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (0.50%) MS Project
7 3 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.33%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.84%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.84%) PlanetPress Connect
3 4 (0.67%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.50%) Adaptiv
4 3 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.50%) Dynamics GP
4 3 (0.50%) WebTrends
5 2 (0.33%) Hyperion Planning
5 2 (0.33%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.33%) SAP Business One
5 2 (0.33%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.33%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.33%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.33%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.17%) Infor SunSystems
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (3.68%) Office 365
2 12 (2.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (1.84%) SaaS
4 10 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (1.00%) Google Apps
7 4 (0.67%) IBM SmartCloud
8 3 (0.50%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.33%) Google Drive
10 1 (0.17%) IaaS
10 1 (0.17%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (8.53%) Firewall
2 49 (8.19%) VPN
3 46 (7.69%) DNS
4 36 (6.02%) TCP/IP
5 34 (5.69%) SAN
6 32 (5.35%) DHCP
7 26 (4.35%) LAN
8 25 (4.18%) WAN
9 24 (4.01%) VoIP
10 16 (2.68%) Cisco ASA
10 16 (2.68%) Wireless
11 14 (2.34%) Internet
12 13 (2.17%) Broadband
13 11 (1.84%) Cisco IOS
13 11 (1.84%) SSL
14 10 (1.67%) BGP
14 10 (1.67%) OSPF
14 10 (1.67%) PCoIP
15 9 (1.51%) CTI
15 9 (1.51%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (14.55%) SQL Server
2 38 (6.35%) BusinessObjects
3 13 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (2.01%) MySQL
5 9 (1.51%) MS Access
5 9 (1.51%) Oracle Database
5 9 (1.51%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (1.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (1.17%) Crystal Reports
7 7 (1.17%) Relational Database
7 7 (1.17%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (0.84%) NoSQL
9 4 (0.67%) Informix
9 4 (0.67%) Oracle BI EE
9 4 (0.67%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 4 (0.67%) Oracle Discoverer
9 4 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (0.67%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 17 (2.84%) Eclipse
2 8 (1.34%) JIRA
3 4 (0.67%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (0.33%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.17%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 130 (21.74%) Finance
2 62 (10.37%) Banking
3 29 (4.85%) Telecoms
4 18 (3.01%) Front Office
5 17 (2.84%) Retail
6 11 (1.84%) Back Office
7 10 (1.67%) German Language
8 9 (1.51%) Legal
9 7 (1.17%) French Language
10 6 (1.00%) Arabic Language
10 6 (1.00%) Russian Language
11 5 (0.84%) Japanese Language
12 4 (0.67%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.67%) Marketing
12 4 (0.67%) Spanish Language
13 3 (0.50%) Italian Language
13 3 (0.50%) Korean Language
14 2 (0.33%) Electronics
14 2 (0.33%) Games
14 2 (0.33%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (7.36%) .NET
2 35 (5.85%) XML
3 32 (5.35%) HTML
4 30 (5.02%) CSS
5 21 (3.51%) EDI
6 20 (3.34%) ASP.NET
7 17 (2.84%) FIX Protocol
8 12 (2.01%) Web Services
9 11 (1.84%) Middleware
10 6 (1.00%) COM
10 6 (1.00%) J2EE
11 5 (0.84%) ZeroMQ
12 4 (0.67%) SOAP
13 3 (0.50%) Flash
13 3 (0.50%) MDX
13 3 (0.50%) WebSphere MQ
14 2 (0.33%) HTML5
15 1 (0.17%) CSS3
15 1 (0.17%) Oracle Fusion
15 1 (0.17%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 63 (10.54%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (6.02%) Computer Science
3 25 (4.18%) Blackberry
4 20 (3.34%) Equities
5 19 (3.18%) Management Information System
6 18 (3.01%) Fat Client
6 18 (3.01%) Thin Client
7 14 (2.34%) Data Centre
8 13 (2.17%) Clustering
8 13 (2.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 12 (2.01%) Video Conferencing
10 10 (1.67%) Client/Server
11 9 (1.51%) Derivative
11 9 (1.51%) Replication
12 7 (1.17%) Driving Licence
12 7 (1.17%) Fintech
12 7 (1.17%) Hedge funds
12 7 (1.17%) Life Science
13 6 (1.00%) AS400
13 6 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 257 (42.98%) Windows
2 165 (27.59%) Linux
3 135 (22.58%) Windows Server
4 98 (16.39%) Unix
5 42 (7.02%) Windows 7
6 41 (6.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 32 (5.35%) Android
8 28 (4.68%) Apple iOS
9 25 (4.18%) Windows Server 2012
10 22 (3.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 21 (3.51%) Windows 8
12 18 (3.01%) Windows Server 2003
13 16 (2.68%) Oracle Linux
13 16 (2.68%) Solaris
14 10 (1.67%) Mac OS X
14 10 (1.67%) Windows 10
14 10 (1.67%) Windows XP
15 8 (1.34%) AIX
16 7 (1.17%) CentOS
17 6 (1.00%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (15.89%) ITIL
2 51 (8.53%) Service Delivery
3 46 (7.69%) ERP
4 45 (7.53%) CRM
5 42 (7.02%) Change Management
6 34 (5.69%) Incident Management
7 26 (4.35%) Problem Management
8 24 (4.01%) High Availability
9 18 (3.01%) Disaster Recovery
9 18 (3.01%) Root Cause Analysis
9 18 (3.01%) Service Management
10 17 (2.84%) Time Management
11 15 (2.51%) Data Protection
11 15 (2.51%) Electronic Trading
11 15 (2.51%) Project Management
11 15 (2.51%) Risk Management
11 15 (2.51%) Stakeholder Management
12 14 (2.34%) Mentoring
13 13 (2.17%) Kalman Filter
13 13 (2.17%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 215 (35.95%) SQL
2 52 (8.70%) Java
3 39 (6.52%) Perl
4 30 (5.02%) JavaScript
5 26 (4.35%) PowerShell
6 22 (3.68%) Python
7 19 (3.18%) C#
8 18 (3.01%) Bash Shell
9 17 (2.84%) Shell Script
10 16 (2.68%) PHP
11 12 (2.01%) PL/SQL
11 12 (2.01%) VB.NET
12 11 (1.84%) C
12 11 (1.84%) C++
13 6 (1.00%) T-SQL
13 6 (1.00%) VB
14 4 (0.67%) VBA
15 2 (0.33%) Lua
15 2 (0.33%) VBScript
16 1 (0.17%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 57 (9.53%) Degree
2 48 (8.03%) Microsoft Certification
3 40 (6.69%) Cisco Certification
4 36 (6.02%) MCSE
5 28 (4.68%) CCNA
6 17 (2.84%) CCNP
7 12 (2.01%) A+ Certification
8 11 (1.84%) Network+ Certification
9 9 (1.51%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (1.34%) CCVP
10 8 (1.34%) MCSA
10 8 (1.34%) Security Cleared
11 7 (1.17%) SAP Certification
11 7 (1.17%) SC Cleared
12 6 (1.00%) MCP
13 4 (0.67%) PMI Certification
14 3 (0.50%) MCITP
15 2 (0.33%) HND
15 2 (0.33%) MCDST
15 2 (0.33%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (8.70%) SLA
2 9 (1.51%) ISO 9001
3 8 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.34%) QA
4 7 (1.17%) ISO22301
5 4 (0.67%) COBIT
6 2 (0.33%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.17%) EMIR
7 1 (0.17%) HL7
7 1 (0.17%) PMBOK
System Software
1 99 (16.56%) Active Directory
2 30 (5.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (4.85%) Hyper-V
4 13 (2.17%) XenDesktop
5 6 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (1.00%) vSphere
6 5 (0.84%) Firmware
6 5 (0.84%) NFS
7 4 (0.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 4 (0.67%) XenApp
8 3 (0.50%) Cronacle
8 3 (0.50%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.17%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.17%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.17%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.17%) Xen
10 1 (0.17%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 17 (2.84%) SCCM
2 12 (2.01%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 12 (2.01%) SCOM
3 11 (1.84%) NetBackup
4 9 (1.51%) Control-M
5 7 (1.17%) Tivoli
6 6 (1.00%) HP NNM
6 6 (1.00%) Nagios
7 5 (0.84%) BMC PATROL
7 5 (0.84%) Cisco CUCM
7 5 (0.84%) OpenView
7 5 (0.84%) Oracle ZFS
7 5 (0.84%) Zenoss
8 4 (0.67%) Backup Exec
8 4 (0.67%) Hyperic
8 4 (0.67%) ITRS Geneos
9 3 (0.50%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (0.50%) SCSM
9 3 (0.50%) SCVMM
9 3 (0.50%) Simpana
Vendors
1 155 (25.92%) Microsoft
2 120 (20.07%) Oracle
3 77 (12.88%) VMware
4 60 (10.03%) Cisco
5 51 (8.53%) HP
6 39 (6.52%) Citrix
7 32 (5.35%) IBM
8 30 (5.02%) Apple
9 28 (4.68%) Hyperion
10 26 (4.35%) Red Hat
11 23 (3.85%) Google
12 19 (3.18%) Juniper
13 18 (3.01%) F5
14 17 (2.84%) Baan
15 16 (2.68%) Concur
15 16 (2.68%) Dell
15 16 (2.68%) NetApp
15 16 (2.68%) SAP
15 16 (2.68%) Tripwire
16 15 (2.51%) Adobe
London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Pension, healthcare, bonus
Posted: 9 hours ago
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £53000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 13 hours ago
Crawley, Sussex
1st Choice IT & Sales Appointments
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Posted: 15 hours ago
Central London / West End
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £750000 - £850000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Kent
Volt
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + generous pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Absolute Solution Limited
Salary: From £53,000 to £59,000 per annum 53K basic + 6K commission + 12% pens
Posted: 4 days ago
Hertfordshire
Executive Resource Group
Salary: £45k - 60k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Crawley
Interquest - Korus Group - Brighton
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits + Training
Posted: 5 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Colossus Associates
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum £35000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits + Training
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Coburg Banks IT
Salary: £24000 - £25000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 6 days ago
Littlehampton, West Sussex
Advanced Energy
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Churchill Frank International
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Pension + Benefits + Training
Posted: 14 days ago
Swindon
Nationwide Building Society
Posted: 21 days ago
Durham
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 21 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Hogg Robinson plc
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Salary: £35000.00 - £42500.00 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago