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 29 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Support Specialist
Rank 887 939 947
Rank change year-on-year
+52 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Support Specialist 45 39 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.035% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.048% 0.036% 0.037%
Number of salaries quoted 22 37 26
Median salary £31,500 £23,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+36.95% -42.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,250 £20,475 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £46,000 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £27,500 £30,000 £41,250
% change year-on-year
-8.33% -27.27%

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
94522 107194 114726
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.38% 96.47% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 79692 88358 93874
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 29 June 2016 within the UK.

Technical Support Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Technical Support Specialist
Top 23 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 29 June 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
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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 +57 43 £30,000 +30.43% 3
South East +56 27 £45,707 +38.50% 2
Berkshire +29 12 £50,000 +58.73%
Hampshire - 11 £24,000 - 1
Southampton - 10 - -
Reading +26 9 £50,000 +66.66%
London +13 9 £49,000 +139.31% 1
Birmingham -6 5 £27,500 +34.14%
West Midlands -22 5 £27,500 +23.59%
Bracknell - 3 - -
South West +21 2 £27,500 -24.13%
Scotland +9 2 £41,000 +36.66%
Calne - 2 £27,500 -
Wiltshire - 2 £27,500 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £45,707 -
Buckinghamshire +26 1 £22,000 -28.45%
Surrey +19 1 £60,000 +33.33%
West Lothian - 1 - -
Twickenham - 1 £30,000 -
High Wycombe - 1 £22,000 -
Glasgow - 1 £41,000 -
Bathgate - 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 £24,000 - 1

Technical Support Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 38 (55.88%) Windows
2 18 (26.47%) Active Directory
3 16 (23.53%) Linux
3 16 (23.53%) ITIL
4 15 (22.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (20.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (20.59%) SQL
6 13 (19.12%) Unix
6 13 (19.12%) Microsoft
6 13 (19.12%) Degree
7 12 (17.65%) Firewall
8 11 (16.18%) Oracle
9 10 (14.71%) Release Management
9 10 (14.71%) PowerShell
9 10 (14.71%) Windows Server
10 9 (13.24%) VMware
10 9 (13.24%) MS Excel
10 9 (13.24%) EMC
10 9 (13.24%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (11.76%) Salesforce.com
11 8 (11.76%) HP
11 8 (11.76%) Cisco
11 8 (11.76%) VBScript
11 8 (11.76%) Java
11 8 (11.76%) MS Office
11 8 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (11.76%) Data Quality
12 7 (10.29%) Windows 7
12 7 (10.29%) Computer Science
13 6 (8.82%) Blackberry

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 5 (7.35%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.88%) Tomcat
3 3 (4.41%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.94%) IIS
4 2 (2.94%) Jetty
4 2 (2.94%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.47%) Apache
5 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.47%) JBoss
5 1 (1.47%) OpenStack
Applications
1 9 (13.24%) MS Excel
2 8 (11.76%) MS Office
3 4 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (4.41%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.47%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.47%) Google Apps
1 1 (1.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (17.65%) Firewall
2 6 (8.82%) DNS
2 6 (8.82%) Ethernet
3 5 (7.35%) MPLS
4 4 (5.88%) VPN
5 3 (4.41%) DHCP
5 3 (4.41%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (4.41%) NAS
5 3 (4.41%) SAN
5 3 (4.41%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.94%) ADSL
6 2 (2.94%) BGP
6 2 (2.94%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (2.94%) Junos
6 2 (2.94%) LAN
6 2 (2.94%) OSPF
6 2 (2.94%) RIP
6 2 (2.94%) VPLS
6 2 (2.94%) WAN
6 2 (2.94%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.41%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (4.41%) Data Mart
2 2 (2.94%) IBM InfoSphere
2 2 (2.94%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.47%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.47%) DB2
3 1 (1.47%) MySQL
3 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.47%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Android Studio
General
1 6 (8.82%) Finance
2 4 (5.88%) Front Office
3 3 (4.41%) Back Office
4 2 (2.94%) Banking
4 2 (2.94%) French Language
4 2 (2.94%) German Language
4 2 (2.94%) Retail
5 1 (1.47%) Advertising
5 1 (1.47%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.88%) Middleware
2 3 (4.41%) HTML
2 3 (4.41%) Murex MxML
2 3 (4.41%) XML
3 2 (2.94%) HTML5
3 2 (2.94%) SAML
3 2 (2.94%) Servlets
3 2 (2.94%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 1 (1.47%) .NET
4 1 (1.47%) Flash
4 1 (1.47%) iBATIS
4 1 (1.47%) J2EE
4 1 (1.47%) JSP
4 1 (1.47%) OAuth
4 1 (1.47%) OpenID
4 1 (1.47%) RESTful
4 1 (1.47%) SonicMQ
4 1 (1.47%) Spring
4 1 (1.47%) Web Services
4 1 (1.47%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.29%) Computer Science
2 6 (8.82%) Blackberry
3 5 (7.35%) Management Information System
3 5 (7.35%) Mobile Computing
4 3 (4.41%) Data Centre
4 3 (4.41%) Derivative
4 3 (4.41%) SWIFT
5 2 (2.94%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.94%) PMI
5 2 (2.94%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.47%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.47%) Contract for Difference
6 1 (1.47%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.47%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.47%) HP Storage
6 1 (1.47%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 38 (55.88%) Windows
2 16 (23.53%) Linux
3 15 (22.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (20.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (19.12%) Unix
6 10 (14.71%) Windows Server
7 9 (13.24%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (10.29%) Windows 7
9 6 (8.82%) Android
9 6 (8.82%) Apple iOS
10 5 (7.35%) Solaris
10 5 (7.35%) Windows Mobile
11 4 (5.88%) Windows XP
12 3 (4.41%) AIX
13 2 (2.94%) HPUX
13 2 (2.94%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (2.94%) Windows 8
14 1 (1.47%) CentOS
14 1 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (1.47%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (23.53%) ITIL
2 10 (14.71%) Release Management
3 8 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (7.35%) Mobile Device Management
4 5 (7.35%) Network Management
5 4 (5.88%) Data Management
5 4 (5.88%) Migration
5 4 (5.88%) Service Management
5 4 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (4.41%) Change Control
6 3 (4.41%) Coaching
6 3 (4.41%) Configuration Management
6 3 (4.41%) DevOps
6 3 (4.41%) ERP
6 3 (4.41%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (4.41%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (4.41%) Problem Management
6 3 (4.41%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (2.94%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (2.94%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 14 (20.59%) SQL
2 10 (14.71%) PowerShell
3 8 (11.76%) Java
3 8 (11.76%) VBScript
4 4 (5.88%) Bash Shell
4 4 (5.88%) Python
4 4 (5.88%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.94%) C++
5 2 (2.94%) Perl
5 2 (2.94%) PHP
6 1 (1.47%) C
6 1 (1.47%) Google Apps Script
6 1 (1.47%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.47%) Korn
6 1 (1.47%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (19.12%) Degree
2 5 (7.35%) CCNA
2 5 (7.35%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (4.41%) CCNP
4 3 (4.41%) DV Cleared
4 3 (4.41%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.94%) JNCIP
5 2 (2.94%) MCSE
5 2 (2.94%) MCT
5 2 (2.94%) MCTS
5 2 (2.94%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.47%) MCITP
6 1 (1.47%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.76%) Data Quality
System Software
1 18 (26.47%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.41%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.94%) Shibboleth
4 2 (2.94%) VMware ESX
4 2 (2.94%) vSphere
5 1 (1.47%) KVM
5 1 (1.47%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.47%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (4.41%) Control-M
1 3 (4.41%) ITRS Geneos
2 2 (2.94%) Backup Exec
2 2 (2.94%) Legato
2 2 (2.94%) NetBackup
2 2 (2.94%) OpenView
2 2 (2.94%) Zenoss
3 1 (1.47%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.47%) Ansible
3 1 (1.47%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (1.47%) Puppet
3 1 (1.47%) Red Hat Satellite
3 1 (1.47%) SCCM
3 1 (1.47%) Simpana
Vendors
1 13 (19.12%) Microsoft
2 11 (16.18%) Oracle
3 9 (13.24%) EMC
3 9 (13.24%) VMware
4 8 (11.76%) Cisco
4 8 (11.76%) HP
4 8 (11.76%) Salesforce.com
5 6 (8.82%) Juniper
6 5 (7.35%) NetApp
6 5 (7.35%) Sybase
7 4 (5.88%) Citrix
7 4 (5.88%) Veeam
8 3 (4.41%) IBM
8 3 (4.41%) Murex
8 3 (4.41%) Red Hat
8 3 (4.41%) SevOne
8 3 (4.41%) Veritas
9 2 (2.94%) arcserve
9 2 (2.94%) CheckPoint
9 2 (2.94%) Hitachi
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