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 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Support Specialist
Rank 864 948 948
Rank change year-on-year
+84 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Support Specialist 50 34 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.051% 0.031% 0.039%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.053% 0.032% 0.041%
Number of salaries quoted 31 31 27
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 £26,250 £20,475 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £29,500 £37,750 £36,500
% change year-on-year
-21.85% +3.42%

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
94162 105563 113042
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.38% 96.20% 96.43%
Number of salaries quoted 79243 87474 91242
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £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 August 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 25 August 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 +48 42 £29,500 +9.25% 2
South East +33 19 £29,000 -44.76% 1
London +55 7 £50,000 +144.20%
Berkshire +17 7 £40,000 -23.80%
Reading +12 6 £50,000 +63.93%
Hampshire +4 6 £24,000 -43.52%
West Midlands -4 5 £27,500 +22.22%
Birmingham -10 5 £27,500 +11.11%
North West - 4 £29,500 -
Lancashire - 4 £29,500 -
Nelson - 4 £29,500 -
Basingstoke -13 3 £24,000 -54.28%
Southampton - 3 - -
Bury St Edmunds - 3 - -
East Cowes - 3 - -
Suffolk - 3 - -
Isle of Wight - 3 - -
East of England - 3 - - 1
Yorkshire +27 2 £40,000 +81.81%
North Yorkshire +19 2 £40,000 +81.81%
Harrogate - 2 £40,000 -
Romford - 2 £40,000 -
City of London +66 1 £50,000 -4.76%
Surrey +33 1 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Buckinghamshire +16 1 £22,000 -17.75%
Scotland +14 1 £41,000 -4.65%
East Midlands +11 1 £27,000 -
Nottingham +9 1 £27,000 -
Nottinghamshire +8 1 £27,000 -
High Wycombe +2 1 £22,000 -16.98%

Technical Support Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 46 (54.12%) Windows
2 22 (25.88%) Microsoft
2 22 (25.88%) Active Directory
3 17 (20.00%) Linux
3 17 (20.00%) Degree
4 16 (18.82%) ITIL
4 16 (18.82%) MS Excel
5 13 (15.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (15.29%) MS Office
5 13 (15.29%) Firewall
5 13 (15.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (14.12%) Unix
6 12 (14.12%) MS Exchange
7 11 (12.94%) SQL
7 11 (12.94%) Apple iOS
7 11 (12.94%) Windows Server
8 10 (11.76%) PowerShell
8 10 (11.76%) Computer Science
8 10 (11.76%) Release Management
8 10 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (10.59%) Windows 7
9 9 (10.59%) VMware
10 8 (9.41%) Data Quality
10 8 (9.41%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (9.41%) Android
10 8 (9.41%) Salesforce.com
10 8 (9.41%) Blackberry
10 8 (9.41%) EMC
10 8 (9.41%) VBScript
10 8 (9.41%) Oracle

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 (14.12%) MS Exchange
2 6 (7.06%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.71%) Tomcat
4 3 (3.53%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (3.53%) Skype for Business
5 2 (2.35%) Jetty
5 2 (2.35%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.18%) Apache
6 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.18%) IIS
6 1 (1.18%) JBoss
6 1 (1.18%) OpenStack
Applications
1 16 (18.82%) MS Excel
2 13 (15.29%) MS Office
3 6 (7.06%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.18%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.71%) Office 365
2 3 (3.53%) Yammer
3 2 (2.35%) Mimecast
4 1 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (15.29%) Firewall
2 7 (8.24%) DHCP
3 6 (7.06%) DNS
3 6 (7.06%) IP Telephony
4 5 (5.88%) Ethernet
4 5 (5.88%) Wireless
5 4 (4.71%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (4.71%) MPLS
5 4 (4.71%) SAN
5 4 (4.71%) VLAN
5 4 (4.71%) VPN
5 4 (4.71%) Wireshark
6 3 (3.53%) Network Security
6 3 (3.53%) Skype
6 3 (3.53%) Unified Communications
7 2 (2.35%) NAS
7 2 (2.35%) TCP/IP
8 1 (1.18%) ADSL
8 1 (1.18%) HTTP
8 1 (1.18%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.41%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.53%) Data Mart
2 3 (3.53%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.18%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.18%) DB2
3 1 (1.18%) MySQL
3 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.18%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 2 (2.35%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.18%) Android Studio
General
1 4 (4.71%) Finance
2 3 (3.53%) Back Office
2 3 (3.53%) Front Office
2 3 (3.53%) Manufacturing
2 3 (3.53%) Marketing
3 1 (1.18%) Advertising
3 1 (1.18%) Banking
3 1 (1.18%) French Language
3 1 (1.18%) German Language
3 1 (1.18%) Retail
3 1 (1.18%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.71%) Web Services
2 3 (3.53%) .NET
2 3 (3.53%) Middleware
2 3 (3.53%) Murex MxML
2 3 (3.53%) SAML
2 3 (3.53%) XML
3 2 (2.35%) HTML
3 2 (2.35%) Servlets
3 2 (2.35%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 1 (1.18%) 802.1X
4 1 (1.18%) Flash
4 1 (1.18%) HTML5
4 1 (1.18%) iBATIS
4 1 (1.18%) J2EE
4 1 (1.18%) OAuth
4 1 (1.18%) OpenID
4 1 (1.18%) RESTful
4 1 (1.18%) SonicMQ
4 1 (1.18%) Spring
4 1 (1.18%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.76%) Computer Science
2 8 (9.41%) Blackberry
3 7 (8.24%) Data Centre
3 7 (8.24%) Mobile Computing
4 6 (7.06%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.53%) Derivative
5 3 (3.53%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (2.35%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.35%) iPad
6 2 (2.35%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.35%) NHS
7 1 (1.18%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.18%) Biometrics
7 1 (1.18%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.18%) EFT
7 1 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.18%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.18%) HP Storage
7 1 (1.18%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 46 (54.12%) Windows
2 17 (20.00%) Linux
3 13 (15.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (15.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (14.12%) Unix
5 11 (12.94%) Apple iOS
5 11 (12.94%) Windows Server
6 10 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (10.59%) Windows 7
8 8 (9.41%) Android
9 7 (8.24%) Windows Mobile
10 6 (7.06%) Solaris
11 4 (4.71%) Windows XP
12 3 (3.53%) Mac OS X
13 2 (2.35%) AIX
13 2 (2.35%) HPUX
13 2 (2.35%) Windows 8
14 1 (1.18%) CentOS
14 1 (1.18%) Debian
14 1 (1.18%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (18.82%) ITIL
2 10 (11.76%) Release Management
3 8 (9.41%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (7.06%) Migration
4 6 (7.06%) Mobile Device Management
5 4 (4.71%) Configuration Management
5 4 (4.71%) Network Management
5 4 (4.71%) Service Management
5 4 (4.71%) Validation
5 4 (4.71%) Virtual Environments
6 3 (3.53%) Change Control
6 3 (3.53%) Change Management
6 3 (3.53%) CRM
6 3 (3.53%) Data Management
6 3 (3.53%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (3.53%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (3.53%) Presales
6 3 (3.53%) Problem Management
6 3 (3.53%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (3.53%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (12.94%) SQL
2 10 (11.76%) PowerShell
3 8 (9.41%) VBScript
4 7 (8.24%) Java
5 4 (4.71%) R
5 4 (4.71%) Shell Script
6 3 (3.53%) Python
7 2 (2.35%) C++
7 2 (2.35%) Perl
8 1 (1.18%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.18%) C
8 1 (1.18%) Korn
8 1 (1.18%) PHP
8 1 (1.18%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (20.00%) Degree
2 7 (8.24%) CCNA
2 7 (8.24%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (4.71%) MCP
4 4 (4.71%) Network+ Certification
4 4 (4.71%) Security Cleared
5 3 (3.53%) DV Cleared
5 3 (3.53%) MCSE
5 3 (3.53%) MCTS
6 2 (2.35%) CCNP
7 1 (1.18%) JNCIP
7 1 (1.18%) MCITP
7 1 (1.18%) MCSA
7 1 (1.18%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.41%) Data Quality
2 4 (4.71%) SLA
3 2 (2.35%) HL7
System Software
1 22 (25.88%) Active Directory
2 6 (7.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.53%) Hyper-V
3 3 (3.53%) Shibboleth
4 2 (2.35%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.18%) KVM
5 1 (1.18%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.18%) VMware Server
5 1 (1.18%) vSphere
5 1 (1.18%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (3.53%) Control-M
1 3 (3.53%) ITRS Geneos
1 3 (3.53%) NetBackup
2 2 (2.35%) Backup Exec
2 2 (2.35%) Legato
2 2 (2.35%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (2.35%) SCCM
3 1 (1.18%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.18%) Ansible
3 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (1.18%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (1.18%) Puppet
3 1 (1.18%) Red Hat Satellite
3 1 (1.18%) SCOM
3 1 (1.18%) SCSM
3 1 (1.18%) SCVMM
3 1 (1.18%) Simpana
3 1 (1.18%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 22 (25.88%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.59%) VMware
3 8 (9.41%) EMC
3 8 (9.41%) Oracle
3 8 (9.41%) Salesforce.com
4 7 (8.24%) Sybase
5 6 (7.06%) Cisco
5 6 (7.06%) HP
5 6 (7.06%) NetApp
6 4 (4.71%) Juniper
6 4 (4.71%) Mitel
6 4 (4.71%) Veritas
7 3 (3.53%) Apple
7 3 (3.53%) CheckPoint
7 3 (3.53%) Citrix
7 3 (3.53%) IBM
7 3 (3.53%) Murex
7 3 (3.53%) SevOne
7 3 (3.53%) Veeam
8 2 (2.35%) MobileIron
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