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 18 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Support Specialist
UK
Rank 624 642 616
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -26
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 221 291 347
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.29% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.30% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 183 252 299
Median salary £41,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,110 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £53,750
UK excluding London median salary £39,000 £35,750 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -3.37%

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
81089 96565 99662
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.45% 96.45% 96.68%
Number of salaries quoted 67342 81085 82844
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 £69,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +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 18 January 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 18 January 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 +14 201 £41,500 -2.35% 28
London +6 68 £50,000 -4.76% 6
South East +32 44 £40,000 -5.88% 9
East of England +37 40 £40,750 -14.21% 6
City of London +24 30 £55,000 -4.34% 2
North West -15 16 £45,000 +60.71% 1
Berkshire +36 12 £46,250 +2.77% 3
Cheshire +26 12 £46,750 +70.00%
Yorkshire +23 11 £34,500 +38.00% 1
Hertfordshire +10 11 £38,500 -27.49%
West Yorkshire +24 10 £32,500 +30.00% 1
Hampshire +16 10 £32,500 -29.72% 2
Bedfordshire +13 10 £50,000 +2.04% 2
Cambridge +6 10 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Cambridgeshire +4 10 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Leeds +28 8 £32,500 +30.00%
South West +18 8 £42,000 +34.40% 1
West Midlands +7 8 £35,000 +7.69% 2
Essex +17 7 £55,000 +37.50% 1
Knutsford - 7 £46,750 -
Surrey +20 6 £39,000 +23.80% 1
West Sussex -4 6 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Oxfordshire - 6 - -
Solihull - 5 £35,000 -
Bristol +15 4 £40,000 +14.28%
Colchester +14 4 £55,000 +57.14%
Hemel Hempstead +10 4 - -
Manchester -37 4 £34,250 +22.32% 1
Luton - 4 £41,250 - 1
Gatwick - 4 £45,000 -

Support Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 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.

1 188 (40.26%) Windows
2 157 (33.62%) SQL
3 132 (28.27%) Finance
4 130 (27.84%) Linux
5 124 (26.55%) Microsoft
6 112 (23.98%) ITIL
7 100 (21.41%) Unix
8 93 (19.91%) Windows Server
9 87 (18.63%) Oracle
9 87 (18.63%) SQL Server
10 73 (15.63%) Active Directory
11 71 (15.20%) Degree
12 65 (13.92%) MS Excel
13 52 (11.13%) VMware
14 51 (10.92%) Analytical Skills
15 48 (10.28%) Web Services
15 48 (10.28%) SLA
16 45 (9.64%) MS Office
16 45 (9.64%) Java
16 45 (9.64%) JavaScript
17 41 (8.78%) .NET
17 41 (8.78%) TCP/IP
17 41 (8.78%) Firewall
18 38 (8.14%) MS Exchange
18 38 (8.14%) Incident Management
19 36 (7.71%) SCCM
20 35 (7.49%) Banking
20 35 (7.49%) CRM
21 34 (7.28%) Service Management
21 34 (7.28%) Windows Server 2008

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 38 (8.14%) MS Exchange
2 29 (6.21%) SharePoint
3 21 (4.50%) Exchange Server 2013
4 20 (4.28%) WebLogic
5 19 (4.07%) IIS
6 15 (3.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 13 (2.78%) Oracle Service Bus
8 12 (2.57%) Elasticsearch
8 12 (2.57%) Skype for Business
8 12 (2.57%) WebSphere
9 11 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2010
10 6 (1.28%) Tomcat
11 5 (1.07%) Apache
11 5 (1.07%) Confluence
11 5 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2007
11 5 (1.07%) Oracle Application Server
12 4 (0.86%) Documentum
12 4 (0.86%) JBoss
12 4 (0.86%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 2 (0.43%) CICS
Applications
1 65 (13.92%) MS Excel
2 45 (9.64%) MS Office
3 3 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (0.64%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.21%) InCopy
4 1 (0.21%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (3.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.71%) Unit4 Business World
3 7 (1.50%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (1.50%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (1.28%) Oracle Financials
5 5 (1.07%) BusinessWorks
6 4 (0.86%) Maximo
6 4 (0.86%) Northgate Housing
6 4 (0.86%) SAP Business One
7 3 (0.64%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.43%) Dynamics GP
8 2 (0.43%) EQXanite
8 2 (0.43%) HFM
9 1 (0.21%) Cerner Millennium
9 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.21%) Eloqua
9 1 (0.21%) Hyperion Planning
9 1 (0.21%) SAP CO
9 1 (0.21%) SAP FI
9 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 29 (6.21%) Office 365
2 12 (2.57%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (2.14%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (1.50%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.64%) Yammer
6 2 (0.43%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.21%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (8.78%) Firewall
1 41 (8.78%) TCP/IP
2 30 (6.42%) VoIP
3 27 (5.78%) DNS
4 24 (5.14%) DHCP
4 24 (5.14%) LAN
5 18 (3.85%) Internet
6 17 (3.64%) VPN
6 17 (3.64%) Wireless
7 14 (3.00%) HTTP
8 13 (2.78%) WAN
9 12 (2.57%) SAN
10 11 (2.36%) IP Telephony
10 11 (2.36%) VLAN
11 9 (1.93%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (1.93%) MPLS
11 9 (1.93%) OSPF
11 9 (1.93%) Skype
12 8 (1.71%) BGP
12 8 (1.71%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (18.63%) SQL Server
2 34 (7.28%) Oracle Database
3 24 (5.14%) Relational Database
4 20 (4.28%) Oracle BI EE
5 18 (3.85%) Oracle Database 12c
6 16 (3.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 13 (2.78%) BusinessObjects
8 12 (2.57%) Oracle Reports
9 10 (2.14%) SQL Server 2008
9 10 (2.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 8 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (1.71%) MySQL
11 7 (1.50%) Amazon Redshift
11 7 (1.50%) Crystal Reports
11 7 (1.50%) SQL Server 2014
12 6 (1.28%) BusinessObjects Dashboards
12 6 (1.28%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
12 6 (1.28%) Hadoop
12 6 (1.28%) RDBMS
12 6 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (1.50%) JIRA
2 2 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.43%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.21%) Android Studio
3 1 (0.21%) Eclipse
General
1 132 (28.27%) Finance
2 35 (7.49%) Banking
3 19 (4.07%) Advertising
4 11 (2.36%) Marketing
5 10 (2.14%) Retail
6 9 (1.93%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.71%) Back Office
7 8 (1.71%) Financial Institution
7 8 (1.71%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.50%) Investment Banking
8 7 (1.50%) Legal
9 5 (1.07%) German Language
9 5 (1.07%) Law
10 4 (0.86%) Corporate Banking
10 4 (0.86%) French Language
11 3 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.64%) Publishing
12 2 (0.43%) Electronics
12 2 (0.43%) Front Office
12 2 (0.43%) Japanese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (10.28%) Web Services
2 41 (8.78%) .NET
3 29 (6.21%) Middleware
4 26 (5.57%) XML
5 14 (3.00%) Oracle Fusion
6 13 (2.78%) SOAP
7 12 (2.57%) HTML
8 11 (2.36%) CSS
9 10 (2.14%) JSON
10 7 (1.50%) ASP.NET
10 7 (1.50%) XML Messaging
11 6 (1.28%) REST
11 6 (1.28%) SAP Basis
11 6 (1.28%) XSLT
12 5 (1.07%) Rendezvous
12 5 (1.07%) RESTful
12 5 (1.07%) TIBCO EMS
12 5 (1.07%) XML Schema
13 4 (0.86%) Velocity
14 3 (0.64%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 51 (10.92%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (4.50%) Management Information System
3 19 (4.07%) Enterprise Software
4 15 (3.21%) Data Integration
5 14 (3.00%) Computer Science
6 13 (2.78%) Data Centre
7 11 (2.36%) Clustering
8 7 (1.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 7 (1.50%) Hedge funds
8 7 (1.50%) Mainframe
8 7 (1.50%) Video Conferencing
9 6 (1.28%) Client/Server
9 6 (1.28%) Derivative
9 6 (1.28%) User Experience
10 5 (1.07%) Handset
10 5 (1.07%) Informatics
11 4 (0.86%) Blackberry
11 4 (0.86%) Life Science
11 4 (0.86%) Mathematics
11 4 (0.86%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 188 (40.26%) Windows
2 130 (27.84%) Linux
3 100 (21.41%) Unix
4 93 (19.91%) Windows Server
5 34 (7.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 33 (7.07%) Windows 7
7 29 (6.21%) Solaris
8 26 (5.57%) Windows Server 2012
9 24 (5.14%) Windows 10
10 21 (4.50%) AIX
11 16 (3.43%) Windows 8
12 13 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
13 11 (2.36%) Apple iOS
13 11 (2.36%) Mac OS X
14 8 (1.71%) CentOS
14 8 (1.71%) Windows XP
15 4 (0.86%) Mac OS
15 4 (0.86%) NetWare
15 4 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 4 (0.86%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (23.98%) ITIL
2 38 (8.14%) Incident Management
3 35 (7.49%) CRM
4 34 (7.28%) Service Management
5 29 (6.21%) SDLC
6 24 (5.14%) User Acceptance Testing
7 22 (4.71%) Problem Management
8 21 (4.50%) Performance Monitoring
9 20 (4.28%) System Integration Testing
10 19 (4.07%) Mentoring
11 18 (3.85%) Asset Management
11 18 (3.85%) High Availability
12 17 (3.64%) ITSM
13 16 (3.43%) Document Management
13 16 (3.43%) Load Balancing
13 16 (3.43%) Performance Tuning
13 16 (3.43%) SOA
13 16 (3.43%) Time Management
14 15 (3.21%) ERP
14 15 (3.21%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 157 (33.62%) SQL
2 45 (9.64%) Java
2 45 (9.64%) JavaScript
3 29 (6.21%) PowerShell
4 28 (6.00%) C#
5 24 (5.14%) Shell Script
5 24 (5.14%) VBScript
6 17 (3.64%) Python
7 15 (3.21%) Perl
8 14 (3.00%) PL/SQL
9 12 (2.57%) C++
10 9 (1.93%) VB
11 8 (1.71%) C
12 6 (1.28%) T-SQL
13 4 (0.86%) R
14 3 (0.64%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.64%) COBOL
14 3 (0.64%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.64%) VBA
15 2 (0.43%) PHP
Qualifications
1 71 (15.20%) Degree
2 30 (6.42%) Cisco Certification
3 26 (5.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 23 (4.93%) ITIL Certification
5 16 (3.43%) MCSE
6 15 (3.21%) CCNA
7 14 (3.00%) CCNP
8 11 (2.36%) CISSP
8 11 (2.36%) MCP
9 10 (2.14%) Security Cleared
10 9 (1.93%) Network+ Certification
11 6 (1.28%) DV Cleared
12 5 (1.07%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 5 (1.07%) MCSA
13 4 (0.86%) A+ Certification
13 4 (0.86%) CEH
13 4 (0.86%) GCIA
13 4 (0.86%) MCTS
13 4 (0.86%) Security+ Certification
13 4 (0.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (10.28%) SLA
2 26 (5.57%) QA
3 5 (1.07%) HL7
4 4 (0.86%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.64%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.21%) DICOM
6 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 73 (15.63%) Active Directory
2 27 (5.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (4.93%) Hyper-V
4 7 (1.50%) XenApp
5 6 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (1.07%) VMware ESX
7 4 (0.86%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.86%) Oracle RAC
7 4 (0.86%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (0.64%) Terminal Server
8 3 (0.64%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (0.64%) VMware Server
8 3 (0.64%) XenServer
9 2 (0.43%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.43%) Firmware
9 2 (0.43%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.21%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.21%) Shibboleth
10 1 (0.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 36 (7.71%) SCCM
2 8 (1.71%) NetBackup
3 7 (1.50%) Grafana
3 7 (1.50%) HP NNM
4 6 (1.28%) McAfee ePO
4 6 (1.28%) SCOrch
5 5 (1.07%) Control-M
5 5 (1.07%) Data Guard
5 5 (1.07%) Kibana
5 5 (1.07%) Oracle RMAN
5 5 (1.07%) SCVMM
5 5 (1.07%) TIBCO Hawk
6 4 (0.86%) AirWatch
6 4 (0.86%) Backup Exec
6 4 (0.86%) Casper Suite
6 4 (0.86%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 3 (0.64%) SCOM
8 2 (0.43%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (0.43%) Nagios
8 2 (0.43%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 124 (26.55%) Microsoft
2 87 (18.63%) Oracle
3 52 (11.13%) VMware
4 30 (6.42%) Cisco
5 28 (6.00%) Red Hat
6 23 (4.93%) SAP
7 22 (4.71%) Citrix
8 21 (4.50%) Siebel
9 20 (4.28%) HP
9 20 (4.28%) IBM
10 13 (2.78%) Informatica
11 12 (2.57%) Juniper
12 11 (2.36%) F5
12 11 (2.36%) ServiceNow
13 10 (2.14%) Remedy
14 8 (1.71%) Apple
15 7 (1.50%) Sophos
15 7 (1.50%) Tableau
15 7 (1.50%) Veritas
16 6 (1.28%) Intel Security
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
PSD Group - London
Posted: Yesterday
Crawley, West Sussex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 per annum + excellent benefits/training
Posted: 22 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Fenwick Ryan
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + BIG BENS, Bonus, Stock, CISSP
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £7 per hour
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
FPSG Connect
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum + Full package
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits Annual Bonus, Health Insurance, On
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedfordshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 40,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
IFDS
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £29250 per annum + pen, 5w hol, DIS, salary increments
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Spencer Rose
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Kronos
Posted: 6 days ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Sanderson
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
South East England
Edward Carter Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £40001 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Norwich
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £18000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Huxley
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Excellent bonus and benefits culture
Posted: 12 days ago
Surrey
Washington Frank
Posted: 8 days ago
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Pure Resourcing Solutions
Salary: Based on experience
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon
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Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
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Salary: £24000 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago
London
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Salary: £30000.00 per annum
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Salary: Excellent Salary +Benefits
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