The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical 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 Technical Support Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Support Specialist
Rank 834 863 829
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -34
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Support Specialist 46 26 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.044% 0.025% 0.051%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.046% 0.026% 0.053%
Number of salaries quoted 45 21 50
Average salary £35,000 £30,500 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £20,475 £25,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £37,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £30,500 £30,500
% change year-on-year
+24.59% -

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
99988 98266 105499
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.82% 94.55% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 83279 79377 90596
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Technical Support Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Technical Support Specialist in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Technical Support Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Technical Support Specialist
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Technical Support Specialist within the UK.

Technical Support Specialist Salary Trend in the UK

Technical Support Specialist
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Technical Support Specialist over the 3 months to 26 January 2015 within the UK.

Technical Support Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Technical Support Specialist
Top 26 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Support Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 26 January 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 +20 45 £33,750 +10.65% 2
London +29 23 £22,499 -4.25%
South East -29 15 £42,500 +22.30%
Surrey 0 7 £45,000 -
Hampshire - 3 £38,000 -
Reading -1 2 £48,750 +31.75%
Berkshire -7 2 £48,750 +31.75%
East of England -10 2 £20,500 -32.78%
South West - 2 £30,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £37,500 -
Essex - 2 £20,500 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £30,000 -
Tewkesbury - 2 £30,000 -
Scotland +4 1 £39,000 +8.33% 1
West Yorkshire -6 1 £22,500 -25.00%
Yorkshire -8 1 £22,500 -25.00%
Coventry -11 1 £36,500 +19.67%
West Midlands -14 1 £36,500 +19.67% 1
Oxfordshire - 1 £32,500 -
Crewe - 1 £30,000 - 1
Glasgow - 1 £39,000 - 1
Halifax - 1 £22,500 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £37,500 -
Oxford - 1 £32,500 -
North West - 1 £30,000 - 1
Cheshire - 1 £30,000 - 1

Technical Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Technical 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 Technical Support Specialist in their job title.

1 58 (67.44%) Windows
2 36 (41.86%) Microsoft
3 30 (34.88%) SQL Server
4 28 (32.56%) Oracle
5 24 (27.91%) VPN
6 23 (26.74%) VMware
7 22 (25.58%) Active Directory
7 22 (25.58%) VMware Infrastructure
8 20 (23.26%) Windows Server 2008
9 18 (20.93%) Firewall
10 17 (19.77%) Project Management
10 17 (19.77%) IIS
11 16 (18.60%) SQL
11 16 (18.60%) Hyper-V
11 16 (18.60%) Apple iOS
11 16 (18.60%) Degree
12 15 (17.44%) ITIL
12 15 (17.44%) Apple
12 15 (17.44%) Windows Server 2003
13 14 (16.28%) SQL Server 2000
13 14 (16.28%) Oracle Database 10g
13 14 (16.28%) Cisco
13 14 (16.28%) Systems Analysis
13 14 (16.28%) Oracle Database
14 13 (15.12%) Android
14 13 (15.12%) Telecoms
15 12 (13.95%) Blackberry
15 12 (13.95%) UNIX
16 11 (12.79%) MS Exchange
17 10 (11.63%) MS Excel

Technical Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Technical 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 Technical Support Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 17 (19.77%) IIS
2 11 (12.79%) MS Exchange
3 7 (8.14%) WebLogic
4 6 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (3.49%) Lync
5 3 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (3.49%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.33%) CMS
6 2 (2.33%) Confluence
7 1 (1.16%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.16%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (1.16%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2000
7 1 (1.16%) FileNet
7 1 (1.16%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 10 (11.63%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.98%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.16%) Office 365
1 1 (1.16%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 24 (27.91%) VPN
2 18 (20.93%) Firewall
3 7 (8.14%) TCP/IP
3 7 (8.14%) DNS
3 7 (8.14%) SAN
4 5 (5.81%) LAN
4 5 (5.81%) WAN
4 5 (5.81%) Internet
5 3 (3.49%) DHCP
6 2 (2.33%) HTTP
6 2 (2.33%) VoIP
6 2 (2.33%) WLAN
6 2 (2.33%) GPRS
6 2 (2.33%) Wireless
6 2 (2.33%) Network Security
7 1 (1.16%) NAS
7 1 (1.16%) PABX
7 1 (1.16%) Frame Relay
7 1 (1.16%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.16%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (34.88%) SQL Server
2 14 (16.28%) Oracle Database 10g
2 14 (16.28%) SQL Server 2000
2 14 (16.28%) Oracle Database
3 4 (4.65%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.33%) Big Data
4 2 (2.33%) MySQL
4 2 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (2.33%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.33%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.33%) Data Mining
4 2 (2.33%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.16%) DB2
5 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (2.33%) JIRA
2 1 (1.16%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.16%) Xcode
General
1 13 (15.12%) Telecoms
2 9 (10.47%) Finance
3 2 (2.33%) Aerospace
3 2 (2.33%) Banking
3 2 (2.33%) French Language
3 2 (2.33%) German Language
3 2 (2.33%) Korean Language
4 1 (1.16%) Back Office
4 1 (1.16%) Electronics
4 1 (1.16%) Retail
4 1 (1.16%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.98%) .NET
2 5 (5.81%) XML
3 3 (3.49%) HTML
3 3 (3.49%) CSS
4 2 (2.33%) JSP
4 2 (2.33%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.16%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (1.16%) Web Services
5 1 (1.16%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.95%) Blackberry
2 7 (8.14%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.81%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.65%) Learning Management System
4 4 (4.65%) Visualisation
5 3 (3.49%) Clustering
6 2 (2.33%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.33%) Data Integration
6 2 (2.33%) Mobile Computing
6 2 (2.33%) Replication
7 1 (1.16%) CLARiiON
7 1 (1.16%) AS400
7 1 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.16%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 58 (67.44%) Windows
2 20 (23.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (18.60%) Apple iOS
4 15 (17.44%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (15.12%) Android
6 12 (13.95%) UNIX
7 10 (11.63%) Windows 7
8 7 (8.14%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (8.14%) Linux
9 5 (5.81%) Solaris
10 4 (4.65%) AIX
11 3 (3.49%) HPUX
12 2 (2.33%) Windows XP
12 2 (2.33%) SUSE
12 2 (2.33%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (2.33%) Windows 8
12 2 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (1.16%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (1.16%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (19.77%) Project Management
2 15 (17.44%) ITIL
3 14 (16.28%) Systems Analysis
4 4 (4.65%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (2.33%) Analytics
5 2 (2.33%) Business Development
5 2 (2.33%) CRM
5 2 (2.33%) E-Commerce
5 2 (2.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (1.16%) Migration
6 1 (1.16%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (1.16%) Data Management
6 1 (1.16%) Document Management
6 1 (1.16%) B2B
6 1 (1.16%) Configuration Management
6 1 (1.16%) Workforce Management Optimization
6 1 (1.16%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (1.16%) Investment Management
6 1 (1.16%) Time Management
6 1 (1.16%) Image Processing
Programming Languages
1 16 (18.60%) SQL
2 5 (5.81%) Java
3 3 (3.49%) JavaScript
3 3 (3.49%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.33%) VBScript
4 2 (2.33%) VB
4 2 (2.33%) VB.NET
4 2 (2.33%) Perl
4 2 (2.33%) PL/SQL
4 2 (2.33%) C#
5 1 (1.16%) C
5 1 (1.16%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.16%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (18.60%) Degree
2 6 (6.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (4.65%) VCP5
3 4 (4.65%) CCNP
3 4 (4.65%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (3.49%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.49%) A+ Certification
5 2 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.33%) Network+ Certification
5 2 (2.33%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.33%) MCSE
6 1 (1.16%) MCSA
6 1 (1.16%) CCA
6 1 (1.16%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.16%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.49%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (25.58%) VMware Infrastructure
1 22 (25.58%) Active Directory
2 16 (18.60%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.33%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (1.16%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.16%) XenApp
4 1 (1.16%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (4.65%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (3.49%) SCOM
3 2 (2.33%) SCCM
4 1 (1.16%) Control-M
4 1 (1.16%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.16%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.16%) MAILsweeper
4 1 (1.16%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.16%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.16%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 36 (41.86%) Microsoft
2 28 (32.56%) Oracle
3 23 (26.74%) VMware
4 15 (17.44%) Apple
5 14 (16.28%) Cisco
6 9 (10.47%) Citrix
7 6 (6.98%) Symantec
8 5 (5.81%) EMC
9 4 (4.65%) IBM
9 4 (4.65%) HP
10 3 (3.49%) Red Hat
11 2 (2.33%) Hitachi
11 2 (2.33%) NetApp
11 2 (2.33%) Veritas
11 2 (2.33%) Dell
11 2 (2.33%) Sun
11 2 (2.33%) Sophos
11 2 (2.33%) hybris
11 2 (2.33%) Bloomberg
12 1 (1.16%) F5
Glasgow
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Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum + Microsoft Certs + Car Allowance
Posted: 6 hours ago
Birmingham
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Salary: £16000 - £18000 per annum + Benefits
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Crewe
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Salary: £30k per year + Excellent Benefits
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