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 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Specialist
Rank 670 581 684
Rank change year-on-year
-89 +103
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 258 417 328
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.39% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.40% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 198 340 258
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -8.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,200 £23,341 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,200 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £35,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -7.89%

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
94959 103109 113376
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.26% 96.47% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 79822 84547 92802
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £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 25 May 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 25 May 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 -55 247 £40,000 +8.10% 35
South East +34 96 £38,000 -6.74% 9
London -41 84 £50,000 +33.33% 12
Berkshire +39 37 £42,500 +70.00% 2
City of London +51 33 £52,500 - 7
Hampshire +28 26 £30,500 -30.68% 2
Yorkshire -3 25 £32,750 +31.00% 2
Reading +36 24 £47,500 +103.50% 1
Southampton - 23 £30,500 - 1
West Yorkshire +1 21 £32,750 +54.11% 1
West Sussex +8 17 £38,000 +18.75% 2
South West -2 16 £35,000 +6.06% 3
Leeds +8 15 £39,000 +95.00% 1
East of England +15 12 £49,000 +24.05% 4
Surrey -15 10 £47,500 +16.56%
West Midlands -25 10 £27,500 +5.76%
Dorset - 10 £35,000 - 1
Wokingham - 10 £42,500 -
Poole - 9 £35,000 - 1
Hertfordshire +17 6 £55,000 +46.66% 3
Birmingham -3 6 £25,000 +21.95%
Crawley - 6 £45,000 - 1
Horsham - 5 £37,500 -
Essex +7 4 £47,500 - 1
Bradford +6 4 £31,000 -
North West +3 4 £47,500 +43.93% 1
North Yorkshire +1 4 £31,500 +17.75% 1
Oxfordshire -5 4 £36,250 +61.11%
Scotland -17 4 - -
Manchester 0 3 £45,000 +36.36% 1

Support Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 192 (37.07%) SQL
2 191 (36.87%) Windows
3 148 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 139 (26.83%) Finance
5 118 (22.78%) Linux
6 101 (19.50%) Windows Server
7 93 (17.95%) ITIL
8 86 (16.60%) Active Directory
9 84 (16.22%) Unix
10 82 (15.83%) Oracle
11 72 (13.90%) VMware
12 71 (13.71%) SQL Server
13 62 (11.97%) Degree
14 56 (10.81%) MS Excel
15 51 (9.85%) XML
16 50 (9.65%) Java
17 45 (8.69%) CRM
18 44 (8.49%) MS Office
18 44 (8.49%) MS Exchange
18 44 (8.49%) PowerShell
19 43 (8.30%) VMware Infrastructure
20 42 (8.11%) Windows Server 2008
21 41 (7.92%) Banking
21 41 (7.92%) Citrix
21 41 (7.92%) Microsoft Certification
21 41 (7.92%) Analytical Skills
22 40 (7.72%) DNS
22 40 (7.72%) .NET
22 40 (7.72%) Computer Science
23 39 (7.53%) HP

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 44 (8.49%) MS Exchange
2 37 (7.14%) Skype for Business
3 36 (6.95%) IIS
4 34 (6.56%) SharePoint
5 31 (5.98%) Exchange Server 2010
6 15 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2013
7 10 (1.93%) Apache
8 9 (1.74%) Tomcat
9 8 (1.54%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
10 7 (1.35%) WebLogic
11 6 (1.16%) JBoss
12 5 (0.97%) CMS
12 5 (0.97%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.77%) Confluence
13 4 (0.77%) OpenStack
13 4 (0.77%) WordPress
14 3 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
14 3 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
14 3 (0.58%) Oracle Service Bus
15 2 (0.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 56 (10.81%) MS Excel
2 44 (8.49%) MS Office
3 12 (2.32%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.39%) SOLIDWORKS
6 1 (0.19%) MS Project
6 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (1.74%) SAP Business One
2 8 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.97%) Payment Gateway
3 5 (0.97%) SAP MDM
4 4 (0.77%) Dynamics GP
5 3 (0.58%) Adaptiv
5 3 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.58%) Maximo
5 3 (0.58%) Summit
5 3 (0.58%) WebTrends
6 2 (0.39%) AWD
6 2 (0.39%) Hyperion Planning
6 2 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.39%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.39%) RMDS
7 1 (0.19%) assyst
7 1 (0.19%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.19%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.19%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 24 (4.63%) Office 365
2 14 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.58%) Google Analytics
5 3 (0.58%) Mimecast
6 2 (0.39%) Google Apps
6 2 (0.39%) iTunes
6 2 (0.39%) SaaS
7 1 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.19%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 40 (7.72%) DNS
2 36 (6.95%) Firewall
3 28 (5.41%) TCP/IP
4 27 (5.21%) LAN
5 25 (4.83%) SAN
6 24 (4.63%) DHCP
6 24 (4.63%) VPN
7 22 (4.25%) WAN
8 18 (3.47%) Internet
8 18 (3.47%) VoIP
9 13 (2.51%) SSL
10 12 (2.32%) MPLS
11 8 (1.54%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (1.54%) Wireless
12 7 (1.35%) BGP
12 7 (1.35%) OSPF
12 7 (1.35%) SSH
13 6 (1.16%) Ethernet
13 6 (1.16%) RIP
14 5 (0.97%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (13.71%) SQL Server
2 26 (5.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 17 (3.28%) Crystal Reports
4 12 (2.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (2.12%) BusinessObjects
6 8 (1.54%) MySQL
6 8 (1.54%) Oracle Database
7 7 (1.35%) Relational Database
8 5 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (0.77%) RDBMS
9 4 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (0.58%) Data Mart
10 3 (0.58%) GIS
10 3 (0.58%) IBM InfoSphere
10 3 (0.58%) SQL Server 2000
10 3 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.58%) SQLPlus
11 2 (0.39%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 2 (0.39%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 6 (1.16%) JIRA
2 5 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (0.77%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.39%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.19%) Android Studio
5 1 (0.19%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.19%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.19%) Toad
5 1 (0.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 139 (26.83%) Finance
2 41 (7.92%) Banking
3 21 (4.05%) German Language
4 19 (3.67%) Back Office
5 18 (3.47%) French Language
6 15 (2.90%) Retail
7 14 (2.70%) Telecoms
8 13 (2.51%) Spanish Language
9 12 (2.32%) Front Office
10 11 (2.12%) Manufacturing
11 9 (1.74%) Advertising
11 9 (1.74%) Law
12 7 (1.35%) Arabic Language
12 7 (1.35%) Financial Institution
12 7 (1.35%) Russian Language
13 6 (1.16%) Marketing
14 4 (0.77%) Investment Banking
14 4 (0.77%) Italian Language
15 3 (0.58%) Korean Language
15 3 (0.58%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (9.85%) XML
2 40 (7.72%) .NET
3 34 (6.56%) FIX Protocol
4 29 (5.60%) HTML
5 24 (4.63%) CSS
6 16 (3.09%) Web Services
7 12 (2.32%) Middleware
7 12 (2.32%) SOAP
8 11 (2.12%) XSLT
9 8 (1.54%) ASP.NET
9 8 (1.54%) XSL
10 5 (0.97%) EDI
10 5 (0.97%) XML Messaging
11 4 (0.77%) J2EE
11 4 (0.77%) Oracle Fusion
12 3 (0.58%) HTML5
12 3 (0.58%) JSP
12 3 (0.58%) Murex MxML
12 3 (0.58%) REST
12 3 (0.58%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 41 (7.92%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (7.72%) Computer Science
3 28 (5.41%) Management Information System
4 18 (3.47%) Data Centre
4 18 (3.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 17 (3.28%) e-Learning
5 17 (3.28%) Equities
5 17 (3.28%) Fixed Income
6 16 (3.09%) Driving Licence
7 14 (2.70%) Fintech
8 11 (2.12%) Client/Server
8 11 (2.12%) Hedge funds
9 10 (1.93%) Derivative
10 9 (1.74%) Life Science
10 9 (1.74%) Replication
11 8 (1.54%) Blackberry
12 7 (1.35%) AS400
12 7 (1.35%) iPhone
12 7 (1.35%) Mobile App
13 6 (1.16%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 191 (36.87%) Windows
2 118 (22.78%) Linux
3 101 (19.50%) Windows Server
4 84 (16.22%) Unix
5 42 (8.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 33 (6.37%) Windows 7
7 30 (5.79%) Windows Server 2012
8 20 (3.86%) Windows Server 2003
9 17 (3.28%) Android
9 17 (3.28%) Solaris
10 14 (2.70%) Apple iOS
11 13 (2.51%) Windows XP
12 12 (2.32%) AIX
13 11 (2.12%) Oracle Linux
14 9 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 8 (1.54%) Mac OS X
16 7 (1.35%) Windows 8
17 5 (0.97%) Windows 10
18 4 (0.77%) Windows Phone
19 3 (0.58%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (17.95%) ITIL
2 45 (8.69%) CRM
3 32 (6.18%) Project Management
4 29 (5.60%) Service Delivery
5 28 (5.41%) ERP
6 26 (5.02%) Migration
7 24 (4.63%) Change Management
7 24 (4.63%) Presales
7 24 (4.63%) Root Cause Analysis
8 21 (4.05%) Problem Management
9 17 (3.28%) Electronic Trading
9 17 (3.28%) Service Management
9 17 (3.28%) User Acceptance Testing
10 16 (3.09%) Incident Management
11 15 (2.90%) Data Management
11 15 (2.90%) Data Security
11 15 (2.90%) Software Testing
12 14 (2.70%) Asset Management
12 14 (2.70%) Performance Tuning
12 14 (2.70%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 192 (37.07%) SQL
2 50 (9.65%) Java
3 44 (8.49%) PowerShell
4 30 (5.79%) Perl
5 24 (4.63%) C#
6 23 (4.44%) JavaScript
7 18 (3.47%) C++
8 17 (3.28%) Bash Shell
8 17 (3.28%) Python
9 14 (2.70%) PHP
10 11 (2.12%) C
11 7 (1.35%) PL/SQL
11 7 (1.35%) Shell Script
11 7 (1.35%) VB
11 7 (1.35%) VBA
12 6 (1.16%) VBScript
13 4 (0.77%) COBOL
13 4 (0.77%) Korn
13 4 (0.77%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.58%) RPG
Qualifications
1 62 (11.97%) Degree
2 41 (7.92%) Microsoft Certification
3 27 (5.21%) MCSE
4 21 (4.05%) Security Cleared
5 18 (3.47%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (3.09%) ITIL Certification
7 13 (2.51%) CCNP
8 10 (1.93%) CCNA
9 9 (1.74%) AAT
9 9 (1.74%) DV Cleared
9 9 (1.74%) SC Cleared
10 8 (1.54%) MCSA
11 5 (0.97%) MCP
12 4 (0.77%) MOS
13 3 (0.58%) MCITP
13 3 (0.58%) PMI Certification
13 3 (0.58%) RHCE
13 3 (0.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (0.58%) VTSP
14 2 (0.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (5.98%) SLA
2 8 (1.54%) QA
3 7 (1.35%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.97%) COBIT
5 1 (0.19%) GAMP
5 1 (0.19%) HL7
5 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 86 (16.60%) Active Directory
2 43 (8.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (6.76%) Hyper-V
4 13 (2.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 6 (1.16%) XenDesktop
6 4 (0.77%) vSphere
7 3 (0.58%) Cronacle
7 3 (0.58%) KVM
7 3 (0.58%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (0.58%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.39%) Shibboleth
8 2 (0.39%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.19%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 1 (0.19%) Firmware
9 1 (0.19%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.19%) Postfix
9 1 (0.19%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.19%) XenApp
9 1 (0.19%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 26 (5.02%) SCCM
2 18 (3.47%) SCOM
3 16 (3.09%) Control-M
4 9 (1.74%) NetBackup
5 8 (1.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 6 (1.16%) Backup Exec
6 6 (1.16%) EMC NetWorker
7 4 (0.77%) HP NNM
7 4 (0.77%) Hyperic
7 4 (0.77%) Nagios
7 4 (0.77%) Simpana
8 3 (0.58%) ITRS Geneos
8 3 (0.58%) Legato
8 3 (0.58%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (0.58%) OpenView
8 3 (0.58%) Zenoss
9 2 (0.39%) HP Data Protector
9 2 (0.39%) Puppet
9 2 (0.39%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.39%) WSUS
Vendors
1 148 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 82 (15.83%) Oracle
3 72 (13.90%) VMware
4 41 (7.92%) Citrix
5 39 (7.53%) HP
6 36 (6.95%) Cisco
7 26 (5.02%) IBM
8 19 (3.67%) Juniper
9 18 (3.47%) EMC
9 18 (3.47%) SAP
10 14 (2.70%) Bloomberg
10 14 (2.70%) Dell
11 13 (2.51%) Apple
12 12 (2.32%) Red Hat
13 11 (2.12%) Salesforce.com
14 10 (1.93%) BMC
14 10 (1.93%) Google
15 9 (1.74%) Hyperion
15 9 (1.74%) NetApp
16 8 (1.54%) Symantec
Cornwall
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 3 hours ago
Aylesbury, UK
Intel Security
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hertford, Hertfordshire
TELSTRA Associates
Salary: From £60,000 to £75,000 per annum £60-70k+
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Exeter, Devon
Experis Ltd
Salary: £20000.00 - £23500.00 per annum + bonus+ benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harris Global
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + excellent benefits package!
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicestershire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £37000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Sanderson
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £50000 - £54000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Stott & May
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + benefits and bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits + Training
Posted: 3 days ago
West Sussex
Venn Group
Salary: £35000 - £45000 Per Annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Radlett, Hertfordshire
The Myers Group
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + Car and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
83Zero
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Dominos
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Leeds
BAE Systems Applied Intelligence
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
North West London
DS Smith
Salary: £28-31k depending on experience
Posted: 12 days ago
Lincolnshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £30000 - £31000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
North East
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Bluetown Online LTD
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Eastleigh
First Wessex
Salary: £26500 per annum + 24 days holiday, pension
Posted: 21 days ago
City of London
Huxley
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Fantastic benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
City of London
Huxley
Salary: £70000 - £78000 per annum + Competitive Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
City of London
Huxley
Salary: £35000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 22 days ago
Skipton
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £28000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago