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

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Support Specialist
Rank 867 873 874
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Support Specialist 33 37 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.032% 0.017%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.032% 0.034% 0.018%
Number of salaries quoted 30 25 14
Average salary £27,000 £36,500 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.02% +25.86%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,475 £30,500 £24,650
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £39,700 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £36,500 £25,500
% change year-on-year
-10.95% +43.13%

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
104280 108595 100152
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.52% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 86823 87800 83027
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 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 31 August 2015 within the UK.

Technical Support Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Technical 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 Technical Support Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 31 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 +10 31 £26,750 -26.71% 3
London +16 15 £20,475 -32.86%
South East -10 7 £52,500 +43.83% 3
Yorkshire +6 4 £22,000 -53.68%
Reading -4 4 £32,750 -14.93% 1
Berkshire -5 4 £52,500 +43.83% 1
West Midlands -13 4 £24,750 -29.28%
Birmingham - 3 £27,000 -
Hampshire +25 2 £42,500 +13.33%
North Yorkshire 0 2 £22,000 -53.68%
Scotland -6 2 £43,000 +2.38%
West Dunbartonshire - 2 £43,000 -
West Yorkshire - 2 - -
City of London - 2 £52,500 -
Clydebank - 2 £43,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £26,750 - 1
Leeds - 2 - -
Scarborough - 2 £22,000 -
Bracknell +18 1 £52,500 +43.83%
Oxfordshire -3 1 £52,500 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Fareham - 1 £32,500 -
High Wycombe - 1 £26,500 -
Maidenhead - 1 £52,500 -
Newbury - 1 £52,500 -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Oxford - 1 £52,500 -
Princes Risborough - 1 £27,000 - 1
Slough - 1 £52,500 -

Technical Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 48 (69.57%) Windows
2 29 (42.03%) Blackberry
3 28 (40.58%) Android
3 28 (40.58%) Apple iOS
4 26 (37.68%) Telecoms
4 26 (37.68%) VPN
4 26 (37.68%) Apple
5 24 (34.78%) Broadband
6 15 (21.74%) Linux
6 15 (21.74%) Microsoft
7 13 (18.84%) Finance
8 11 (15.94%) Firewall
8 11 (15.94%) Active Directory
9 10 (14.49%) SQL
9 10 (14.49%) VMware
10 7 (10.14%) Internet
10 7 (10.14%) ITIL
10 7 (10.14%) CCNA
10 7 (10.14%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (10.14%) MS Exchange
10 7 (10.14%) VMware Infrastructure
11 6 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (8.70%) SAN
11 6 (8.70%) SQL Server
11 6 (8.70%) IIS
12 5 (7.25%) DNS
12 5 (7.25%) Red Hat
12 5 (7.25%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (7.25%) Project Management
12 5 (7.25%) Degree

Technical Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 7 (10.14%) MS Exchange
2 6 (8.70%) IIS
3 3 (4.35%) Apache
3 3 (4.35%) CMS
4 2 (2.90%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.90%) Drupal
4 2 (2.90%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.45%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.45%) Joomla!
Applications
1 3 (4.35%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.90%) MS Office
3 1 (1.45%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.45%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.45%) InDesign
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.45%) SaaS
1 1 (1.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 26 (37.68%) VPN
2 24 (34.78%) Broadband
3 11 (15.94%) Firewall
4 7 (10.14%) Internet
5 6 (8.70%) SAN
6 5 (7.25%) DNS
7 4 (5.80%) TCP/IP
8 3 (4.35%) DHCP
9 2 (2.90%) SNMP
9 2 (2.90%) SMTP
9 2 (2.90%) LAN
9 2 (2.90%) VLAN
10 1 (1.45%) Wireshark
10 1 (1.45%) Network Security
10 1 (1.45%) 3G
10 1 (1.45%) PBX
10 1 (1.45%) VoIP
10 1 (1.45%) WLAN
10 1 (1.45%) WAN
10 1 (1.45%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.45%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.45%) BusinessObjects XI
2 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database
General
1 26 (37.68%) Telecoms
2 13 (18.84%) Finance
3 5 (7.25%) German Language
4 2 (2.90%) Marketing
4 2 (2.90%) Finnish Language
4 2 (2.90%) French Language
4 2 (2.90%) Norwegian Language
4 2 (2.90%) Swedish Language
5 1 (1.45%) Italian Language
5 1 (1.45%) Publishing
5 1 (1.45%) Banking
5 1 (1.45%) Retail
5 1 (1.45%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.90%) HTML
1 2 (2.90%) WebSphere MQ
1 2 (2.90%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (1.45%) jQuery
2 1 (1.45%) CSS3
2 1 (1.45%) LAMP
2 1 (1.45%) .NET
2 1 (1.45%) CSS
2 1 (1.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (42.03%) Blackberry
2 5 (7.25%) Data Centre
3 4 (5.80%) Mobile Computing
4 3 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.35%) Graphic Design
5 2 (2.90%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.45%) iPhone
6 1 (1.45%) iPad
6 1 (1.45%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.45%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 48 (69.57%) Windows
2 28 (40.58%) Android
2 28 (40.58%) Apple iOS
3 15 (21.74%) Linux
4 6 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (7.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (5.80%) UNIX
6 4 (5.80%) Solaris
6 4 (5.80%) Windows 2000 Server
6 4 (5.80%) Windows Mobile
7 3 (4.35%) Windows 7
7 3 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.90%) Windows XP
8 2 (2.90%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.45%) SUSE
9 1 (1.45%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.45%) AIX
9 1 (1.45%) HPUX
9 1 (1.45%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.45%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (10.14%) ITIL
2 5 (7.25%) Project Management
3 4 (5.80%) Mobile Device Management
4 3 (4.35%) Incident Management
5 2 (2.90%) Web Development
5 2 (2.90%) E-Commerce
5 2 (2.90%) Release Management
5 2 (2.90%) Data Protection
5 2 (2.90%) Service Management
5 2 (2.90%) Information Security
6 1 (1.45%) Asset Management
6 1 (1.45%) Network Design
6 1 (1.45%) Business Analysis
6 1 (1.45%) Service Delivery
6 1 (1.45%) Change Management
6 1 (1.45%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (1.45%) Migration
6 1 (1.45%) Product Management
6 1 (1.45%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (1.45%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 10 (14.49%) SQL
2 3 (4.35%) Java
2 3 (4.35%) Perl
2 3 (4.35%) Python
3 2 (2.90%) Shell Script
3 2 (2.90%) Bash Shell
3 2 (2.90%) C#
4 1 (1.45%) sed
4 1 (1.45%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.45%) VB.NET
4 1 (1.45%) AWK
4 1 (1.45%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.45%) PHP
4 1 (1.45%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.45%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (10.14%) CCNA
1 7 (10.14%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (7.25%) Degree
3 4 (5.80%) CCNP
4 1 (1.45%) MCSE
4 1 (1.45%) MCSA
4 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.45%) A+ Certification
4 1 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.90%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (15.94%) Active Directory
2 7 (10.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.90%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.45%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.45%) VirtualBox
4 1 (1.45%) PowerHA
4 1 (1.45%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.45%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (4.35%) Nagios
2 2 (2.90%) Hyperic
3 1 (1.45%) SCSM
3 1 (1.45%) logstash
3 1 (1.45%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.45%) SCCM
3 1 (1.45%) SCOM
3 1 (1.45%) SCVMM
3 1 (1.45%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 26 (37.68%) Apple
2 15 (21.74%) Microsoft
3 10 (14.49%) VMware
4 5 (7.25%) Red Hat
5 3 (4.35%) HP
6 2 (2.90%) Google
6 2 (2.90%) IBM
6 2 (2.90%) Sun
7 1 (1.45%) Sophos
7 1 (1.45%) Websense
7 1 (1.45%) FrontRange
7 1 (1.45%) Computacenter
7 1 (1.45%) EMC
7 1 (1.45%) Intel
7 1 (1.45%) Avaya
7 1 (1.45%) NetApp
7 1 (1.45%) Veritas
7 1 (1.45%) Adobe
7 1 (1.45%) Oracle
7 1 (1.45%) Cisco
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