The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Technical Support Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Support Specialist
Rank 863 923 917
Rank change year-on-year
+60 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Support Specialist 47 43 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.049% 0.039% 0.048%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.051% 0.041% 0.050%
Number of salaries quoted 27 36 38
Median salary £30,000 £27,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -26.02%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £20,988 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,100 £52,500 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £30,000 £30,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- -17.80%

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
91699 105420 108853
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.29% 96.25% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 76674 87821 88006
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% +1.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Technical Support Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Technical Support Specialist in the job title.

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 28 September 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Support Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 28 September 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 +44 36 £29,500 +9.25% 7
South East +48 17 £30,000 -14.28% 3
Isle of Wight - 5 - -
East Cowes - 5 - -
London +44 4 £40,000 +73.04%
Surrey +28 4 £39,000 +8.33% 2
Oxfordshire -1 4 £45,000 -14.28% 1
Lancashire - 4 £29,500 -
Nelson - 4 £29,500 -
North West - 4 £29,500 -
East of England +17 3 - - 1
Hampshire +13 3 £26,000 -38.82%
Abingdon - 3 - - 1
Bury St Edmunds - 3 - -
Suffolk - 3 - -
Yorkshire +16 2 £40,000 +81.81%
North Yorkshire +8 2 £40,000 +81.81%
Basingstoke -10 2 £26,000 -50.47%
West Midlands -12 2 £28,125 +4.16%
Birmingham -28 2 £28,125 +4.16%
South West - 2 £27,500 - 2
Bristol - 2 £27,500 - 2
Romford - 2 £40,000 -
Harrogate - 2 £40,000 -
City of London +47 1 £50,000 -
Scotland +31 1 - -
Berkshire +25 1 £30,000 -31.42%
East Midlands +15 1 £27,000 +20.00%
Nottinghamshire +10 1 £27,000 -
Nottingham +3 1 £27,000 -

Technical Support Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, Technical 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 Technical Support Specialist in the job title.

1 48 (52.17%) Windows
2 20 (21.74%) Active Directory
3 19 (20.65%) Microsoft
3 19 (20.65%) Linux
3 19 (20.65%) SQL
4 18 (19.57%) Degree
5 15 (16.30%) MS Excel
5 15 (16.30%) Unix
5 15 (16.30%) ITIL
6 14 (15.22%) Apple iOS
7 13 (14.13%) SQL Server
7 13 (14.13%) MS Office
7 13 (14.13%) Windows Server
8 12 (13.04%) MS Exchange
8 12 (13.04%) Firewall
9 11 (11.96%) VMware
9 11 (11.96%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (10.87%) Release Management
10 10 (10.87%) PowerShell
10 10 (10.87%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (10.87%) Computer Science
11 9 (9.78%) Android
11 9 (9.78%) Windows 7
11 9 (9.78%) VMware Infrastructure
11 9 (9.78%) Management Information System
11 9 (9.78%) Blackberry
11 9 (9.78%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (9.78%) SharePoint
11 9 (9.78%) CCNA
11 9 (9.78%) Cisco Certification

Technical 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 12 (13.04%) MS Exchange
2 9 (9.78%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.35%) Skype for Business
4 3 (3.26%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.17%) Jetty
5 2 (2.17%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.09%) IIS
Applications
1 15 (16.30%) MS Excel
2 13 (14.13%) MS Office
3 6 (6.52%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.09%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (5.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.09%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.43%) Office 365
2 3 (3.26%) Yammer
3 2 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.17%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 12 (13.04%) Firewall
2 8 (8.70%) IP Telephony
3 7 (7.61%) DHCP
4 6 (6.52%) DNS
5 4 (4.35%) HTTP
5 4 (4.35%) SAN
5 4 (4.35%) Skype
5 4 (4.35%) VLAN
5 4 (4.35%) VPN
5 4 (4.35%) Wireless
5 4 (4.35%) Wireshark
6 3 (3.26%) Ethernet
6 3 (3.26%) FTP
6 3 (3.26%) MPLS
6 3 (3.26%) Network Security
6 3 (3.26%) SMTP
6 3 (3.26%) Unified Communications
7 2 (2.17%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (1.09%) Internet
8 1 (1.09%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (14.13%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.43%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.26%) Data Mart
4 1 (1.09%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.09%) DB2
4 1 (1.09%) MySQL
4 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.09%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 2 (2.17%) Android Studio
1 2 (2.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (5.43%) Manufacturing
1 5 (5.43%) Marketing
2 4 (4.35%) Finance
3 3 (3.26%) Back Office
3 3 (3.26%) Front Office
4 2 (2.17%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.09%) Advertising
5 1 (1.09%) Banking
5 1 (1.09%) French Language
5 1 (1.09%) German Language
5 1 (1.09%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.52%) Web Services
2 5 (5.43%) Middleware
3 3 (3.26%) .NET
3 3 (3.26%) Murex MxML
3 3 (3.26%) SAML
3 3 (3.26%) XML
4 2 (2.17%) HTML
4 2 (2.17%) iBATIS
4 2 (2.17%) J2EE
4 2 (2.17%) Servlets
4 2 (2.17%) Spring
4 2 (2.17%) Windows SharePoint Services
5 1 (1.09%) Flash
5 1 (1.09%) HTML5
5 1 (1.09%) OAuth
5 1 (1.09%) OpenID
5 1 (1.09%) RESTful
5 1 (1.09%) SonicMQ
5 1 (1.09%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.87%) Computer Science
2 9 (9.78%) Blackberry
2 9 (9.78%) Management Information System
3 7 (7.61%) Mobile Computing
4 5 (5.43%) Data Centre
5 3 (3.26%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.26%) Derivative
5 3 (3.26%) Mobile App
5 3 (3.26%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (2.17%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.17%) Informatics
6 2 (2.17%) iPad
6 2 (2.17%) NHS
7 1 (1.09%) Biometrics
7 1 (1.09%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.09%) EFT
7 1 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.09%) FMCG
7 1 (1.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.09%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 48 (52.17%) Windows
2 19 (20.65%) Linux
3 15 (16.30%) Unix
4 14 (15.22%) Apple iOS
5 13 (14.13%) Windows Server
6 11 (11.96%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (10.87%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (9.78%) Android
8 9 (9.78%) Windows 7
8 9 (9.78%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (7.61%) Windows Mobile
10 5 (5.43%) Mac OS X
10 5 (5.43%) Solaris
11 4 (4.35%) Windows 8
11 4 (4.35%) Windows XP
12 3 (3.26%) Mac OS
12 3 (3.26%) NetWare
13 2 (2.17%) Windows 10
14 1 (1.09%) AIX
14 1 (1.09%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (16.30%) ITIL
2 10 (10.87%) Release Management
3 9 (9.78%) Coaching
4 8 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (6.52%) Migration
5 6 (6.52%) Mobile Device Management
6 5 (5.43%) Change Management
6 5 (5.43%) CRM
6 5 (5.43%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (4.35%) Configuration Management
7 4 (4.35%) Mentoring
7 4 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (4.35%) Validation
7 4 (4.35%) Virtual Environments
8 3 (3.26%) Change Control
8 3 (3.26%) Defect Tracking
8 3 (3.26%) Matrix Organization
8 3 (3.26%) Network Management
8 3 (3.26%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (3.26%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (20.65%) SQL
2 10 (10.87%) PowerShell
3 8 (8.70%) VBScript
4 7 (7.61%) Java
5 5 (5.43%) C++
6 4 (4.35%) R
7 3 (3.26%) Python
7 3 (3.26%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.17%) C
8 2 (2.17%) C#
9 1 (1.09%) Perl
9 1 (1.09%) PHP
9 1 (1.09%) VBA
Qualifications
1 18 (19.57%) Degree
2 9 (9.78%) CCNA
2 9 (9.78%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (8.70%) Network+ Certification
4 7 (7.61%) MCP
5 6 (6.52%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (4.35%) MCSE
6 4 (4.35%) Security Cleared
7 3 (3.26%) CISSP
7 3 (3.26%) CompTIA Security+
7 3 (3.26%) DV Cleared
7 3 (3.26%) Security+ Certification
8 2 (2.17%) MCTS
9 1 (1.09%) MCITP
9 1 (1.09%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.70%) Data Quality
2 5 (5.43%) SLA
3 2 (2.17%) HL7
4 1 (1.09%) QA
System Software
1 20 (21.74%) Active Directory
2 9 (9.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.26%) Shibboleth
3 3 (3.26%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (3.26%) VMware Server
4 2 (2.17%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.09%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (4.35%) SCVMM
2 3 (3.26%) Control-M
2 3 (3.26%) ITRS Geneos
2 3 (3.26%) SCCM
3 2 (2.17%) AirWatch
3 2 (2.17%) NetBackup
3 2 (2.17%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (1.09%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.09%) Legato
4 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (1.09%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (1.09%) SCOM
4 1 (1.09%) SCSM
4 1 (1.09%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 19 (20.65%) Microsoft
2 11 (11.96%) VMware
3 9 (9.78%) Oracle
4 8 (8.70%) Salesforce.com
5 7 (7.61%) Sybase
6 6 (6.52%) EMC
6 6 (6.52%) HP
7 5 (5.43%) Apple
8 4 (4.35%) Cisco
8 4 (4.35%) Mitel
8 4 (4.35%) NetApp
9 3 (3.26%) Citrix
9 3 (3.26%) Juniper
9 3 (3.26%) MobileIron
9 3 (3.26%) Murex
9 3 (3.26%) SevOne
9 3 (3.26%) Sophos
10 2 (2.17%) CheckPoint
10 2 (2.17%) Hitachi
10 2 (2.17%) Veritas
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