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 5 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Specialist
Rank 623 605 583
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 282 342 323
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.29% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.31% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 203 298 251
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -11.39%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,050 £24,500 £24,150
10% offered a salary of more than £52,950 £52,500 £53,850
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%

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
104105 111560 103736
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.31% 94.49% 94.31%
Number of salaries quoted 86198 90937 85872
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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 5 August 2015 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 5 August 2015. 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
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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 -27 253 £37,500 +7.14% 19
London +1 100 £38,000 -3.79% 7
South East -42 48 £42,500 +21.42% 4
West Midlands +11 28 £39,500 +21.53% 1
Surrey +2 23 £40,000 +14.28%
Yorkshire -3 23 £30,000 -20.00% 2
East of England -12 23 £37,500 -3.84% 1
City of London +11 18 £50,000 +5.26% 4
West Yorkshire 0 17 £30,000 -14.28% 1
North West +3 15 £33,000 -0.75%
Leeds +12 14 £31,250 -16.66% 1
Hampshire +5 13 £44,500 +41.95%
Birmingham +2 13 £40,000 +3.89%
Manchester +11 12 £33,000 +15.78%
Cambridge +29 11 £38,500 -1.91%
Cambridgeshire +26 11 £38,500 -1.28%
Scotland +13 11 £32,500 +22.64% 2
Hertfordshire -2 11 £37,500 +50.00% 1
East Midlands +15 10 £35,000 +55.55% 3
Berkshire -17 10 £42,500 +16.43% 2
Maidenhead +22 9 £40,000 -11.11%
Edinburgh - 8 £32,500 - 1
Hemel Hempstead +4 7 £37,500 +50.00%
Nottingham +3 7 - - 2
Nottinghamshire -2 7 - - 3
Farnborough - 7 £44,500 -
Guildford - 7 £30,000 -
South Wales 0 6 £28,750 -17.85%
Wales -1 6 £28,750 -17.85%
Cardiff -10 6 £28,750 -28.12%

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, 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.

1 345 (52.43%) Windows
2 215 (32.67%) Microsoft
3 193 (29.33%) SQL
4 151 (22.95%) ITIL
5 127 (19.30%) Finance
6 125 (19.00%) VMware
7 119 (18.09%) Active Directory
8 117 (17.78%) SQL Server
9 107 (16.26%) Windows 7
10 105 (15.96%) MS Excel
11 98 (14.89%) UNIX
12 97 (14.74%) Linux
13 84 (12.77%) MS Office
14 76 (11.55%) VMware Infrastructure
15 75 (11.40%) Java
15 75 (11.40%) VPN
16 74 (11.25%) Oracle
17 70 (10.64%) Apple
18 67 (10.18%) Windows Server 2008
19 66 (10.03%) Apple iOS
20 65 (9.88%) TCP/IP
21 60 (9.12%) DNS
21 60 (9.12%) Retail
22 58 (8.81%) Degree
22 58 (8.81%) Windows 8
23 54 (8.21%) LAN
24 53 (8.05%) .NET
24 53 (8.05%) Banking
25 52 (7.90%) Analytical Skills
26 51 (7.75%) WAN

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, 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 46 (6.99%) MS Exchange
2 45 (6.84%) SharePoint
3 35 (5.32%) IIS
4 24 (3.65%) Exchange Server 2010
5 20 (3.04%) Tomcat
5 20 (3.04%) WebLogic
6 19 (2.89%) Lync
7 18 (2.74%) WebSphere
8 17 (2.58%) Apache
9 16 (2.43%) IBM Notes
9 16 (2.43%) CMS
10 15 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2013
11 13 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2007
11 13 (1.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 11 (1.67%) BizTalk Server
13 10 (1.52%) OpenEdge
14 8 (1.22%) Confluence
14 8 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
15 7 (1.06%) WebSphere Process Server
15 7 (1.06%) Documentum
Applications
1 105 (15.96%) MS Excel
2 84 (12.77%) MS Office
3 8 (1.22%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.46%) InDesign
5 2 (0.30%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.30%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.15%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.15%) InCopy
Business Applications
1 15 (2.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.76%) Oracle EBS R12
2 5 (0.76%) Infor M3
2 5 (0.76%) Agresso
2 5 (0.76%) Primavera
2 5 (0.76%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.46%) Maximo
4 3 (0.46%) Movex
5 2 (0.30%) SAP SRM
6 1 (0.15%) ResourceLink
6 1 (0.15%) Endur
6 1 (0.15%) Hyperion Enterprise
6 1 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 26 (3.95%) Cloud Computing
2 22 (3.34%) Office 365
3 18 (2.74%) SaaS
4 17 (2.58%) Amazon AWS
5 10 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
6 8 (1.22%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.15%) IaaS
7 1 (0.15%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 75 (11.40%) VPN
2 65 (9.88%) TCP/IP
3 60 (9.12%) DNS
4 54 (8.21%) LAN
5 51 (7.75%) WAN
6 50 (7.60%) Firewall
7 42 (6.38%) DHCP
8 40 (6.08%) Internet
9 33 (5.02%) SAN
10 25 (3.80%) VoIP
10 25 (3.80%) Broadband
11 18 (2.74%) VLAN
12 17 (2.58%) Wi-Fi
13 16 (2.43%) Wireless
14 12 (1.82%) Fibre Channel
15 11 (1.67%) CTI
16 10 (1.52%) WebEx
17 8 (1.22%) AMQP
17 8 (1.22%) PBX
18 6 (0.91%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (17.78%) SQL Server
2 34 (5.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (3.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 20 (3.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 17 (2.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (1.52%) Crystal Reports
6 10 (1.52%) Oracle Reports
7 9 (1.37%) SQL Server 2005
7 9 (1.37%) Oracle Database
8 8 (1.22%) NoSQL
8 8 (1.22%) MySQL
9 6 (0.91%) Oracle Database 10g
9 6 (0.91%) Relational Database
10 5 (0.76%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 4 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (0.61%) SQL Server 2000
12 3 (0.46%) BusinessObjects
12 3 (0.46%) QlikView
12 3 (0.46%) Apache Cassandra
13 2 (0.30%) DB2
Development Applications
1 9 (1.37%) Visual Studio
1 9 (1.37%) JIRA
2 5 (0.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (0.76%) HP UFT
3 3 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.30%) Subversion
4 2 (0.30%) Maven
4 2 (0.30%) Ant
4 2 (0.30%) JConsole
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.15%) WinDbg
5 1 (0.15%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.15%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.15%) Git (software)
General
1 127 (19.30%) Finance
2 60 (9.12%) Retail
3 53 (8.05%) Banking
4 33 (5.02%) Telecoms
5 26 (3.95%) Front Office
6 19 (2.89%) Advertising
7 16 (2.43%) German Language
8 11 (1.67%) French Language
8 11 (1.67%) Manufacturing
9 10 (1.52%) Billing
10 9 (1.37%) Legal
11 8 (1.22%) Law
11 8 (1.22%) Investment Banking
11 8 (1.22%) Spanish Language
12 5 (0.76%) Marketing
12 5 (0.76%) Back Office
12 5 (0.76%) Electronics
12 5 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (0.76%) Automotive
13 3 (0.46%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (8.05%) .NET
2 48 (7.29%) XML
3 24 (3.65%) Web Services
4 23 (3.50%) FIX Protocol
5 22 (3.34%) HTML
6 19 (2.89%) XSL
7 16 (2.43%) XSLT
7 16 (2.43%) ASP.NET
8 14 (2.13%) Middleware
9 13 (1.98%) Software Packaging
9 13 (1.98%) JMS
10 11 (1.67%) CSS
11 9 (1.37%) JSP
11 9 (1.37%) J2EE
11 9 (1.37%) Application Packaging
12 8 (1.22%) REST
12 8 (1.22%) ZeroMQ
12 8 (1.22%) Spring
13 7 (1.06%) SAP Basis
14 6 (0.91%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 52 (7.90%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (7.45%) Blackberry
3 40 (6.08%) Computer Science
4 32 (4.86%) Client/Server
5 22 (3.34%) Video Conferencing
5 22 (3.34%) Data Centre
6 17 (2.58%) Management Information System
7 15 (2.28%) Enterprise Software
8 13 (1.98%) Equities
9 12 (1.82%) Clustering
10 11 (1.67%) Fixed Income
10 11 (1.67%) EPoS
11 10 (1.52%) Derivative
11 10 (1.52%) iPhone
11 10 (1.52%) iPad
12 9 (1.37%) Hedge funds
13 8 (1.22%) Replication
14 7 (1.06%) Mobile Computing
15 6 (0.91%) EMC VNX
15 6 (0.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 345 (52.43%) Windows
2 107 (16.26%) Windows 7
3 98 (14.89%) UNIX
4 97 (14.74%) Linux
5 67 (10.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 66 (10.03%) Apple iOS
7 58 (8.81%) Windows 8
8 50 (7.60%) Windows Server 2003
9 39 (5.93%) Windows Server 2012
10 35 (5.32%) Solaris
11 34 (5.17%) Android
12 31 (4.71%) Windows XP
13 22 (3.34%) Mac OS X
14 19 (2.89%) AIX
15 16 (2.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 13 (1.98%) Windows 2000
17 11 (1.67%) HPUX
17 11 (1.67%) CentOS
18 7 (1.06%) SUSE
18 7 (1.06%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (22.95%) ITIL
2 47 (7.14%) Project Management
3 40 (6.08%) Asset Management
4 35 (5.32%) Change Management
5 33 (5.02%) CRM
6 31 (4.71%) Time Management
7 26 (3.95%) ERP
7 26 (3.95%) Problem Management
8 24 (3.65%) Root Cause Analysis
9 23 (3.50%) Patch Management
10 22 (3.34%) Business Intelligence
11 21 (3.19%) Migration
12 20 (3.04%) Service Management
12 20 (3.04%) Content Management
13 19 (2.89%) Agile Software Development
14 18 (2.74%) Mentoring
15 16 (2.43%) Capacity Planning
15 16 (2.43%) Process Management
16 15 (2.28%) E-Commerce
17 14 (2.13%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 193 (29.33%) SQL
2 75 (11.40%) Java
3 34 (5.17%) C#
4 23 (3.50%) Perl
5 21 (3.19%) JavaScript
6 19 (2.89%) Python
7 17 (2.58%) PL/SQL
8 12 (1.82%) C++
9 11 (1.67%) VBA
10 9 (1.37%) PowerShell
10 9 (1.37%) Shell Script
10 9 (1.37%) T-SQL
11 8 (1.22%) VB
11 8 (1.22%) C
12 6 (0.91%) PHP
12 6 (0.91%) VB.NET
13 5 (0.76%) Bash Shell
13 5 (0.76%) Groovy
14 3 (0.46%) ActionScript
14 3 (0.46%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 58 (8.81%) Degree
2 45 (6.84%) Microsoft Certification
2 45 (6.84%) A+ Certification
3 40 (6.08%) Network+ Certification
4 36 (5.47%) ITIL Certification
5 34 (5.17%) MCSE
6 24 (3.65%) Security Cleared
7 18 (2.74%) Cisco Certification
8 16 (2.43%) CCNA
9 14 (2.13%) MCSA
9 14 (2.13%) SC Cleared
10 13 (1.98%) MCP
11 8 (1.22%) SAP Certification
12 7 (1.06%) RHCE
12 7 (1.06%) CCNP
12 7 (1.06%) CCSA
12 7 (1.06%) CCSE
12 7 (1.06%) Check Point Certification
13 6 (0.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 5 (0.76%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (6.84%) SLA
2 8 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (1.22%) ISO 9001
3 7 (1.06%) QA
4 5 (0.76%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.46%) HL7
5 3 (0.46%) COBIT
5 3 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.15%) PMBOK
System Software
1 119 (18.09%) Active Directory
2 76 (11.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (3.65%) vSphere
3 24 (3.65%) VMware ESXi
4 20 (3.04%) XenApp
5 19 (2.89%) Hyper-V
6 15 (2.28%) NFS
6 15 (2.28%) Samba
6 15 (2.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 13 (1.98%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 13 (1.98%) BitLocker
8 12 (1.82%) VMware ESX
9 6 (0.91%) Oracle RAC
9 6 (0.91%) XenServer
10 5 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.46%) Terminal Server
11 3 (0.46%) VirtualBox
12 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.30%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.15%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 21 (3.19%) SCCM
2 16 (2.43%) Tivoli
3 15 (2.28%) Backup Exec
4 14 (2.13%) SCOM
5 12 (1.82%) Nagios
6 10 (1.52%) Norton AntiVirus
7 9 (1.37%) NetBackup
7 9 (1.37%) ITRS Geneos
8 5 (0.76%) Casper Suite
8 5 (0.76%) Sysprep
9 4 (0.61%) WMI
9 4 (0.61%) WSUS
10 3 (0.46%) Puppet
10 3 (0.46%) Cisco CUCM
11 2 (0.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 2 (0.30%) SCOrch
11 2 (0.30%) Hyperic
11 2 (0.30%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 2 (0.30%) Ansible
11 2 (0.30%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 215 (32.67%) Microsoft
2 125 (19.00%) VMware
3 74 (11.25%) Oracle
4 70 (10.64%) Apple
5 48 (7.29%) Citrix
6 40 (6.08%) HP
6 40 (6.08%) Cisco
7 31 (4.71%) Red Hat
8 29 (4.41%) Veritas
9 26 (3.95%) IBM
9 26 (3.95%) SAP
10 24 (3.65%) EMC
11 23 (3.50%) Sophos
12 20 (3.04%) Symantec
13 19 (2.89%) Remedy
13 19 (2.89%) Avaya
14 18 (2.74%) Sun
15 16 (2.43%) Lotus
15 16 (2.43%) BMC
16 15 (2.28%) NetApp
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Technology Sourcing Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Worksop, Nottinghamshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
FT Select
Salary: From £37,000 to £42,000 per annum plus oncall and benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Pharma Division
Salary: £33000 - £35000 per annum + 7.5k car + 10k OTE + Shares
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Pharma Division
Salary: £33000 - £35000 per annum + 7.5k car + 10k OTE + Shares
Posted: Yesterday
Scarborough, North Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 4 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Vodafone
Salary: £salary + great benefits + on call allowances
Posted: 4 days ago
United Kingdom
e2e-Agile Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £20,000 to £24,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £18000 - £26000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Refreshing Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + comprehensive bens package
Posted: 13 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Vodafone
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Bluetownonline Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: Core & Voluntary benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
Hertfordshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £32000.00 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago