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 25 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Support Specialist
UK
Rank 598 680 635
Rank change year-on-year
+82 -45
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 245 260 343
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.25% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.26% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 211 226 306
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £20,475
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £54,700
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £40,000 £34,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +15.94%

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
79883 98427 103086
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.32% 96.43% 96.67%
Number of salaries quoted 66300 82530 84981
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

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 25 February 2017 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 25 February 2017. 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 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 +84 229 £40,001 - 13
London +62 81 £50,000 +17.64% 7
South East +46 48 £42,500 - 3
East of England +21 33 £36,000 -25.38% 1
City of London +49 22 £55,000 -8.33% 1
Yorkshire +36 21 £32,500 +4.00%
West Yorkshire +20 20 £32,500 +4.00%
Berkshire +49 18 £50,000 +6.95% 2
North West -7 16 £46,750 +66.96%
Leeds +19 14 £36,500 +16.80%
West Midlands +41 13 £35,000 -5.40% 2
Hertfordshire +7 12 £43,000 -19.02%
Cheshire +26 11 £46,750 -
Solihull - 9 £35,000 - 1
Surrey +38 8 £45,000 +38.46%
South West +19 8 £35,000 +7.69%
Essex +16 8 £55,000 +22.22%
Knutsford - 8 £46,750 -
East Midlands +13 7 £30,000 -18.36%
Hampshire +31 6 £36,875 -42.38%
West Sussex -6 6 £45,000 +5.88%
West Drayton - 6 £35,000 -
Reading +35 5 £50,000 - 1
Suffolk +28 5 £32,500 -
Hemel Hempstead +4 5 £35,500 -39.83%
Manchester -32 5 £57,000 +103.57%
Bedfordshire +22 4 £40,000 -18.36% 1
Scotland +19 4 £21,000 -51.16% 1
Cambridge +11 4 £35,000 -12.50%
Cambridgeshire +9 4 £35,000 -12.50%

Support Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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.

1 178 (38.20%) Windows
2 140 (30.04%) SQL
3 136 (29.18%) Linux
4 119 (25.54%) Microsoft
5 111 (23.82%) Finance
6 94 (20.17%) SQL Server
7 91 (19.53%) Unix
8 87 (18.67%) ITIL
9 83 (17.81%) Windows Server
10 80 (17.17%) Active Directory
11 74 (15.88%) Oracle
12 66 (14.16%) MS Excel
13 62 (13.30%) Degree
14 53 (11.37%) VMware
15 46 (9.87%) Java
16 45 (9.66%) .NET
17 41 (8.80%) JavaScript
18 40 (8.58%) Analytical Skills
19 39 (8.37%) Web Services
20 38 (8.15%) MS Office
21 37 (7.94%) Banking
21 37 (7.94%) C#
22 35 (7.51%) SLA
23 34 (7.30%) SCCM
23 34 (7.30%) Red Hat
24 33 (7.08%) LAN
24 33 (7.08%) TCP/IP
25 32 (6.87%) DNS
26 30 (6.44%) Firewall
26 30 (6.44%) Windows 7

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 25 (5.36%) IIS
1 25 (5.36%) MS Exchange
1 25 (5.36%) SharePoint
2 20 (4.29%) WebLogic
3 18 (3.86%) Exchange Server 2013
4 14 (3.00%) Elasticsearch
4 14 (3.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 13 (2.79%) WebSphere
6 12 (2.58%) Oracle Service Bus
7 10 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2010
7 10 (2.15%) Skype for Business
8 6 (1.29%) JBoss
8 6 (1.29%) Tomcat
9 5 (1.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (0.86%) Documentum
10 4 (0.86%) Oracle Application Server
11 3 (0.64%) Apache
11 3 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.64%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 2 (0.43%) CICS
Applications
1 66 (14.16%) MS Excel
2 38 (8.15%) MS Office
3 2 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.21%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 12 (2.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.50%) SAP CO
2 7 (1.50%) SAP FI
2 7 (1.50%) SAP FI/CO
3 6 (1.29%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (1.29%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (1.07%) BusinessWorks
5 4 (0.86%) Northgate Housing
5 4 (0.86%) Unit4 Business World
6 3 (0.64%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.64%) Maximo
7 2 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.43%) EQXanite
7 2 (0.43%) HFM
7 2 (0.43%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.21%) Bloomberg TOMS
8 1 (0.21%) Cerner Millennium
8 1 (0.21%) Hyperion Planning
8 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.21%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 27 (5.79%) Office 365
2 20 (4.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (2.15%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.64%) IaaS
4 3 (0.64%) SaaS
5 2 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.43%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 33 (7.08%) LAN
1 33 (7.08%) TCP/IP
2 32 (6.87%) DNS
3 30 (6.44%) Firewall
4 27 (5.79%) DHCP
5 25 (5.36%) VoIP
6 23 (4.94%) Internet
7 16 (3.43%) Wi-Fi
8 15 (3.22%) WAN
9 14 (3.00%) HTTP
10 13 (2.79%) SAN
11 11 (2.36%) VPN
12 9 (1.93%) Wireless
13 8 (1.72%) IP Telephony
13 8 (1.72%) Multicast
14 7 (1.50%) Asterisk PBX
14 7 (1.50%) Broadband
14 7 (1.50%) Cisco ASA
14 7 (1.50%) MPLS
14 7 (1.50%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (20.17%) SQL Server
2 25 (5.36%) Relational Database
3 19 (4.08%) Oracle Database
4 15 (3.22%) Oracle BI EE
4 15 (3.22%) SQL Server 2008
5 14 (3.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 13 (2.79%) Oracle Database 12c
7 11 (2.36%) Oracle Reports
7 11 (2.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (1.93%) Hadoop
8 9 (1.93%) SQL Server 2014
9 8 (1.72%) MySQL
10 7 (1.50%) Crystal Reports
10 7 (1.50%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (1.29%) Amazon Redshift
11 6 (1.29%) DB2
11 6 (1.29%) Oracle Database 10g
11 6 (1.29%) Oracle Database 11g
11 6 (1.29%) RDBMS
12 4 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (0.64%) JIRA
2 2 (0.43%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.21%) Android Studio
3 1 (0.21%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.21%) MSI
3 1 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 111 (23.82%) Finance
2 37 (7.94%) Banking
3 19 (4.08%) Advertising
4 13 (2.79%) Telecoms
5 9 (1.93%) Investment Banking
5 9 (1.93%) Legal
5 9 (1.93%) Retail
6 8 (1.72%) Financial Institution
6 8 (1.72%) Marketing
7 7 (1.50%) Back Office
7 7 (1.50%) French Language
8 6 (1.29%) German Language
9 5 (1.07%) Games
9 5 (1.07%) Law
9 5 (1.07%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.07%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.86%) Corporate Banking
11 3 (0.64%) Publishing
12 2 (0.43%) Front Office
13 1 (0.21%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (9.66%) .NET
2 39 (8.37%) Web Services
3 29 (6.22%) Middleware
4 20 (4.29%) XML
5 14 (3.00%) SOAP
6 13 (2.79%) Oracle Fusion
7 11 (2.36%) HTML
7 11 (2.36%) JSON
8 9 (1.93%) CSS
9 7 (1.50%) REST
10 6 (1.29%) ASP.NET
10 6 (1.29%) XML Messaging
10 6 (1.29%) XSLT
11 5 (1.07%) Rendezvous
11 5 (1.07%) RESTful
11 5 (1.07%) TIBCO EMS
11 5 (1.07%) XML Schema
12 3 (0.64%) J2EE
12 3 (0.64%) MSMQ
13 2 (0.43%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 40 (8.58%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (4.29%) Management Information System
3 16 (3.43%) EPoS
4 15 (3.22%) Enterprise Software
5 12 (2.58%) Computer Science
5 12 (2.58%) Data Centre
6 8 (1.72%) Clustering
6 8 (1.72%) Hedge funds
7 7 (1.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 7 (1.50%) Handset
7 7 (1.50%) Mainframe
8 6 (1.29%) Blackberry
8 6 (1.29%) Driving Licence
9 5 (1.07%) Derivative
9 5 (1.07%) SWIFT
9 5 (1.07%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (0.86%) Equities
11 3 (0.64%) CMDB
11 3 (0.64%) Fixed Income
11 3 (0.64%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 178 (38.20%) Windows
2 136 (29.18%) Linux
3 91 (19.53%) Unix
4 83 (17.81%) Windows Server
5 30 (6.44%) Windows 7
6 29 (6.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 27 (5.79%) Windows Server 2012
8 26 (5.58%) Solaris
9 22 (4.72%) AIX
10 20 (4.29%) Windows 10
11 17 (3.65%) Windows 8
12 11 (2.36%) CentOS
12 11 (2.36%) Mac OS X
13 9 (1.93%) Apple iOS
14 8 (1.72%) Android
14 8 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 7 (1.50%) Mac OS
15 7 (1.50%) Windows XP
16 5 (1.07%) Windows Server 2003
17 4 (0.86%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (18.67%) ITIL
2 30 (6.44%) Incident Management
3 28 (6.01%) SDLC
4 24 (5.15%) Problem Management
5 21 (4.51%) CRM
6 20 (4.29%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (4.29%) Service Management
7 19 (4.08%) User Acceptance Testing
8 17 (3.65%) Load Balancing
8 17 (3.65%) Mentoring
9 16 (3.43%) High Availability
9 16 (3.43%) Performance Monitoring
10 15 (3.22%) SOA
10 15 (3.22%) System Integration Testing
10 15 (3.22%) Time Management
11 14 (3.00%) Analytics
11 14 (3.00%) Continuous Improvement
11 14 (3.00%) Cybersecurity
11 14 (3.00%) E-Commerce
11 14 (3.00%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 140 (30.04%) SQL
2 46 (9.87%) Java
3 41 (8.80%) JavaScript
4 37 (7.94%) C#
5 27 (5.79%) PowerShell
6 21 (4.51%) Shell Script
7 20 (4.29%) Python
8 19 (4.08%) Perl
8 19 (4.08%) VBScript
9 15 (3.22%) T-SQL
10 14 (3.00%) C++
11 7 (1.50%) C
11 7 (1.50%) VB
12 6 (1.29%) Bash Shell
13 4 (0.86%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.64%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.43%) COBOL
15 2 (0.43%) PHP
15 2 (0.43%) Ruby
15 2 (0.43%) VBA
Qualifications
1 62 (13.30%) Degree
2 27 (5.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 21 (4.51%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (3.65%) ITIL Certification
5 16 (3.43%) MCSE
6 13 (2.79%) CISSP
7 12 (2.58%) Security Cleared
8 10 (2.15%) CCNA
8 10 (2.15%) CCNP
9 9 (1.93%) DV Cleared
10 8 (1.72%) MCP
11 6 (1.29%) CEH
11 6 (1.29%) GCIA
11 6 (1.29%) MCSA
12 5 (1.07%) Network+ Certification
13 4 (0.86%) A+ Certification
13 4 (0.86%) CompTIA Security+
13 4 (0.86%) MCITP
13 4 (0.86%) SC Cleared
13 4 (0.86%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (7.51%) SLA
2 22 (4.72%) QA
3 5 (1.07%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.64%) HL7
5 1 (0.21%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.21%) PMO
System Software
1 80 (17.17%) Active Directory
2 28 (6.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (4.51%) Hyper-V
4 8 (1.72%) XenApp
5 5 (1.07%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (1.07%) VMware ESX
6 4 (0.86%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (0.86%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.64%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (0.64%) VMware Server
7 3 (0.64%) XenServer
8 2 (0.43%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.43%) Firmware
8 2 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.21%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.21%) Samba
9 1 (0.21%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.21%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 34 (7.30%) SCCM
2 9 (1.93%) Grafana
3 8 (1.72%) NetBackup
4 6 (1.29%) Kibana
4 6 (1.29%) SCOM
4 6 (1.29%) SCOrch
5 5 (1.07%) AirWatch
5 5 (1.07%) HP NNM
5 5 (1.07%) TIBCO Hawk
6 4 (0.86%) Backup Exec
6 4 (0.86%) Data Guard
6 4 (0.86%) Ganglia
6 4 (0.86%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 4 (0.86%) Netcool
6 4 (0.86%) Oracle RMAN
6 4 (0.86%) SCVMM
6 4 (0.86%) WSUS
7 3 (0.64%) PaperCut
7 3 (0.64%) SafeCom
8 2 (0.43%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 119 (25.54%) Microsoft
2 74 (15.88%) Oracle
3 53 (11.37%) VMware
4 34 (7.30%) Red Hat
5 26 (5.58%) Cisco
6 24 (5.15%) Citrix
7 20 (4.29%) SAP
8 19 (4.08%) IBM
9 18 (3.86%) HP
10 16 (3.43%) Siebel
11 12 (2.58%) Remedy
12 10 (2.15%) Juniper
13 8 (1.72%) Apple
13 8 (1.72%) CommVault
13 8 (1.72%) F5
13 8 (1.72%) ServiceNow
13 8 (1.72%) Veeam
14 7 (1.50%) BroadSoft
14 7 (1.50%) Sophos
14 7 (1.50%) Veritas
Hereford, Herefordshire
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £30,000 - £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum + Interesting work
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Spencer Rose
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Newport, Gwent
ISL
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: Up to £36,000 per annum +on-call+OT bonus + extensive benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
North West London
IQ Public Sector
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Pension etc
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
Hays London City Cheapside
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + bonuses + benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Kronos
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + bonuses + benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
South East England
Edward Carter Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £40001 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £46755 - £64469 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
London, UK
MI6
Salary: £32,624 - £46,738
Posted: 25 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
The Army
Salary: Excellent Salary +Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago