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 25 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Support Specialist
Rank 891 915 954
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +39
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Support Specialist 35 43 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.040% 0.043%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.037% 0.042% 0.045%
Number of salaries quoted 18 42 35
Median salary £45,000 £28,750 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+56.52% -32.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £20,475 £23,400
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £47,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £32,500 £40,750
% change year-on-year
+38.46% -20.24%

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
94959 103109 113376
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.26% 96.47% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 79822 84547 92802
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £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 25 May 2016 within the UK.

Technical Support Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Technical Support Specialist
Top 24 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 25 May 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 +23 33 £45,000 +91.48% 3
South East +37 24 £46,414 +47.34% 1
Hampshire - 11 £44,000 -
Southampton - 9 - -
Berkshire +20 8 £46,250 +46.82% 1
London -8 7 £40,000 +95.36% 1
Reading +24 5 £46,250 +54.16% 1
Bracknell - 3 - -
Birmingham -3 2 £24,250 +18.29%
West Midlands -22 2 £24,250 +11.49%
Oxfordshire - 2 £45,707 -
Surrey - 2 £55,000 -
City of London +44 1 £40,000 +6.66% 1
South West +8 1 £27,500 -24.13% 1
Scotland -6 1 - -
West Lothian - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 £27,500 -
Basingstoke - 1 £43,000 -
Middlesex - 1 £52,500 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £50,000 -
Twickenham - 1 £30,000 -
Thames Ditton - 1 £50,000 -
Bathgate - 1 - -
Calne - 1 £27,500 -

Technical Support Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 37 (61.67%) Windows
2 19 (31.67%) Linux
2 19 (31.67%) SQL
3 18 (30.00%) Active Directory
4 14 (23.33%) Unix
5 13 (21.67%) Windows Server
6 12 (20.00%) ITIL
6 12 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 11 (18.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (16.67%) Degree
8 10 (16.67%) Oracle
8 10 (16.67%) VMware
8 10 (16.67%) Firewall
9 9 (15.00%) HP
9 9 (15.00%) Cisco
10 8 (13.33%) Finance
10 8 (13.33%) Bash Shell
11 7 (11.67%) Windows 7
11 7 (11.67%) PowerShell
11 7 (11.67%) EMC
11 7 (11.67%) Juniper
11 7 (11.67%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (11.67%) DNS
11 7 (11.67%) MS Exchange
11 7 (11.67%) Java
12 6 (10.00%) MS Office
12 6 (10.00%) MS Excel
12 6 (10.00%) Ethernet
12 6 (10.00%) Hyper-V

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 7 (11.67%) MS Exchange
2 4 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (5.00%) IIS
3 3 (5.00%) SharePoint
3 3 (5.00%) Tomcat
4 2 (3.33%) Jetty
4 2 (3.33%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.67%) Apache
5 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.67%) JBoss
5 1 (1.67%) OpenStack
Applications
1 6 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 6 (10.00%) MS Office
2 3 (5.00%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.67%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.67%) Google Apps
1 1 (1.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (16.67%) Firewall
2 7 (11.67%) DNS
3 6 (10.00%) Ethernet
4 5 (8.33%) MPLS
4 5 (8.33%) SAN
5 4 (6.67%) DHCP
5 4 (6.67%) NAS
5 4 (6.67%) VPN
6 3 (5.00%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (5.00%) TCP/IP
7 2 (3.33%) ADSL
7 2 (3.33%) BGP
7 2 (3.33%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (3.33%) IPsec
7 2 (3.33%) LAN
7 2 (3.33%) OSPF
7 2 (3.33%) RIP
7 2 (3.33%) VPLS
7 2 (3.33%) WAN
7 2 (3.33%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.33%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (5.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.33%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (1.67%) Data Mart
4 1 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.67%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Android Studio
1 1 (1.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (13.33%) Finance
2 3 (5.00%) Back Office
2 3 (5.00%) Banking
2 3 (5.00%) Front Office
3 2 (3.33%) French Language
3 2 (3.33%) German Language
3 2 (3.33%) Retail
3 2 (3.33%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.67%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.67%) Middleware
2 3 (5.00%) HTML
3 2 (3.33%) HTML5
3 2 (3.33%) SAML
3 2 (3.33%) Servlets
3 2 (3.33%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 2 (3.33%) XML
4 1 (1.67%) .NET
4 1 (1.67%) 802.1X
4 1 (1.67%) Flash
4 1 (1.67%) iBATIS
4 1 (1.67%) J2EE
4 1 (1.67%) JSP
4 1 (1.67%) Murex MxML
4 1 (1.67%) OAuth
4 1 (1.67%) OpenID
4 1 (1.67%) RESTful
4 1 (1.67%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.33%) SWIFT
2 4 (6.67%) Blackberry
2 4 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.00%) PMI
4 2 (3.33%) Contract for Difference
4 2 (3.33%) Equities
4 2 (3.33%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.33%) Mobile Computing
5 1 (1.67%) Clustering
5 1 (1.67%) Derivative
5 1 (1.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.67%) Health Informatics
5 1 (1.67%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.67%) HP Storage
5 1 (1.67%) Informatics
5 1 (1.67%) iPhone
5 1 (1.67%) Life Science
5 1 (1.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 37 (61.67%) Windows
2 19 (31.67%) Linux
3 14 (23.33%) Unix
4 13 (21.67%) Windows Server
5 11 (18.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (11.67%) Windows 7
7 7 (11.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (6.67%) Android
8 4 (6.67%) Oracle Linux
8 4 (6.67%) Windows XP
9 3 (5.00%) Apple iOS
10 2 (3.33%) AIX
10 2 (3.33%) Solaris
10 2 (3.33%) Windows 8
10 2 (3.33%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (1.67%) HPUX
11 1 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (1.67%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (20.00%) ITIL
2 5 (8.33%) Data Management
2 5 (8.33%) ERP
2 5 (8.33%) Network Management
3 4 (6.67%) Configuration Management
3 4 (6.67%) CRM
3 4 (6.67%) Service Management
4 3 (5.00%) DevOps
4 3 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (5.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (5.00%) Release Management
4 3 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (3.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (3.33%) High Availability
5 2 (3.33%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (3.33%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (3.33%) Performance Management
5 2 (3.33%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (3.33%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 19 (31.67%) SQL
2 8 (13.33%) Bash Shell
3 7 (11.67%) Java
3 7 (11.67%) PowerShell
4 5 (8.33%) VBScript
5 3 (5.00%) Perl
5 3 (5.00%) Python
6 2 (3.33%) PHP
6 2 (3.33%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.67%) C
7 1 (1.67%) C++
7 1 (1.67%) Google Apps Script
7 1 (1.67%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.67%) Korn
Qualifications
1 10 (16.67%) Degree
2 5 (8.33%) CCNA
2 5 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (5.00%) CCNP
3 3 (5.00%) DV Cleared
3 3 (5.00%) PMI Certification
3 3 (5.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.33%) JNCIP
4 2 (3.33%) MCSE
4 2 (3.33%) MCT
4 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.67%) MCTS
5 1 (1.67%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 18 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (10.00%) Hyper-V
3 4 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.33%) Shibboleth
4 2 (3.33%) vSphere
5 1 (1.67%) KVM
5 1 (1.67%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.67%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.67%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.67%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (6.67%) NetBackup
2 3 (5.00%) Backup Exec
2 3 (5.00%) OpenView
2 3 (5.00%) Zenoss
3 2 (3.33%) Legato
3 2 (3.33%) Simpana
4 1 (1.67%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.67%) Ansible
4 1 (1.67%) Control-M
4 1 (1.67%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (1.67%) Puppet
4 1 (1.67%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (1.67%) SCCM
4 1 (1.67%) SCOM
4 1 (1.67%) SCSM
4 1 (1.67%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (1.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 12 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (16.67%) Oracle
2 10 (16.67%) VMware
3 9 (15.00%) Cisco
3 9 (15.00%) HP
4 7 (11.67%) EMC
4 7 (11.67%) Juniper
5 5 (8.33%) Veeam
6 4 (6.67%) NetApp
6 4 (6.67%) Symantec
6 4 (6.67%) Veritas
7 3 (5.00%) CheckPoint
7 3 (5.00%) Citrix
7 3 (5.00%) Dell
7 3 (5.00%) IBM
7 3 (5.00%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (5.00%) SevOne
8 2 (3.33%) arcserve
8 2 (3.33%) MobileIron
8 2 (3.33%) Red Hat
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