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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Support Specialist
Rank 864 855 871
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Support Specialist 38 21 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.020% 0.026%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.035% 0.021% 0.027%
Number of salaries quoted 30 13 27
Average salary £36,500 £29,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.86% -10.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £24,600 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £38,950 £34,800 £45,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £25,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+43.13% -21.53%

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
108127 100585 110257
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.27% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 87510 83697 93999
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 19 September 2014 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 19 September 2014. 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 -2 37 £36,500 +25.86% 2
South East +11 30 £36,500 +47.47%
Berkshire +22 21 £36,500 +47.47%
Bracknell - 9 £36,500 -
Surrey +7 7 £30,500 -3.17%
Reading -2 4 £38,500 +55.55%
London -33 4 £30,500 +3.38% 1
Redhill - 4 £35,250 -
Woking - 3 - -
Oxfordshire +7 2 - -
Abingdon -14 2 - -
Reigate - 2 £30,500 -
Crawley - 2 £30,500 -
Croydon - 2 £30,500 -
Leatherhead - 2 £30,500 -
West Sussex - 2 £30,500 -
South West - 2 £34,000 -
North West -17 1 £38,000 +49.01%
Yorkshire -33 1 £47,500 +46.15% 1
Merseyside - 1 £38,000 -
Warwickshire - 1 £35,000 -
West Midlands - 1 £35,000 -
Scotland - 1 £42,000 -
York - 1 £47,500 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £35,000 -
North Yorkshire - 1 £47,500 - 1
Rugby - 1 £35,000 -
St Helens - 1 £38,000 -
Tewkesbury - 1 £35,000 -
Aberdeen - 1 £42,000 -

Technical Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 46 (65.71%) Windows
2 35 (50.00%) Oracle
3 32 (45.71%) Microsoft
4 31 (44.29%) SQL Server
5 30 (42.86%) VMware
6 28 (40.00%) IIS
6 28 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 27 (38.57%) Oracle Database
8 25 (35.71%) Hyper-V
9 24 (34.29%) Project Management
10 22 (31.43%) SQL Server 2000
10 22 (31.43%) Systems Analysis
10 22 (31.43%) Oracle Database 10g
11 15 (21.43%) Linux
12 14 (20.00%) UNIX
12 14 (20.00%) SQL
13 11 (15.71%) Solaris
14 10 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
15 8 (11.43%) ITIL
15 8 (11.43%) Cisco
15 8 (11.43%) Windows Server 2003
16 7 (10.00%) Firewall
16 7 (10.00%) Finance
16 7 (10.00%) AIX
16 7 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
17 6 (8.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 6 (8.57%) Degree
17 6 (8.57%) HPUX
17 6 (8.57%) SAN
17 6 (8.57%) TCP/IP

Technical Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 28 (40.00%) IIS
2 5 (7.14%) Apache
2 5 (7.14%) MS Exchange
3 4 (5.71%) Tomcat
3 4 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (4.29%) WebLogic
5 2 (2.86%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.86%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.86%) Lync
5 2 (2.86%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.43%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2000
6 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.43%) Tuxedo
6 1 (1.43%) JCAPS
6 1 (1.43%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.43%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.29%) SunGard AvantGard
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.29%) Office 365
2 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.43%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.00%) Firewall
2 6 (8.57%) SAN
2 6 (8.57%) TCP/IP
3 4 (5.71%) VPN
4 3 (4.29%) DNS
4 3 (4.29%) HTTP
5 2 (2.86%) GPRS
5 2 (2.86%) WLAN
5 2 (2.86%) SSL
5 2 (2.86%) Wireless
5 2 (2.86%) IPsec
5 2 (2.86%) NAS
6 1 (1.43%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (44.29%) SQL Server
2 27 (38.57%) Oracle Database
3 22 (31.43%) Oracle Database 10g
3 22 (31.43%) SQL Server 2000
4 4 (5.71%) DB2
5 3 (4.29%) RDBMS
5 3 (4.29%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.86%) DB2 UDB
6 2 (2.86%) Big Data
7 1 (1.43%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.43%) PeopleTools
General
1 7 (10.00%) Finance
2 5 (7.14%) French Language
3 2 (2.86%) German Language
4 1 (1.43%) Spanish Language
4 1 (1.43%) Back Office
4 1 (1.43%) Electronics
4 1 (1.43%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.43%) Retail
4 1 (1.43%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.14%) WF
2 2 (2.86%) XML
2 2 (2.86%) .NET
2 2 (2.86%) J2EE
3 1 (1.43%) CSS
3 1 (1.43%) Web Services
3 1 (1.43%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (1.43%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
2 5 (7.14%) Data Integration
3 4 (5.71%) Visualisation
4 3 (4.29%) Replication
4 3 (4.29%) Clustering
5 2 (2.86%) Equities
5 2 (2.86%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.86%) Mathematics
5 2 (2.86%) Mobile Computing
6 1 (1.43%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.43%) Physics
6 1 (1.43%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.43%) AS400
6 1 (1.43%) PKI
6 1 (1.43%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 46 (65.71%) Windows
2 15 (21.43%) Linux
3 14 (20.00%) UNIX
4 11 (15.71%) Solaris
5 8 (11.43%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (10.00%) AIX
6 7 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (8.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (8.57%) HPUX
8 4 (5.71%) Windows XP
9 3 (4.29%) SUSE
9 3 (4.29%) Windows 7
10 2 (2.86%) CentOS
10 2 (2.86%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (1.43%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.43%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (34.29%) Project Management
2 22 (31.43%) Systems Analysis
3 8 (11.43%) ITIL
4 6 (8.57%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (5.71%) Problem Management
6 3 (4.29%) Analytics
6 3 (4.29%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (4.29%) Data Management
7 2 (2.86%) CRM
7 2 (2.86%) Master Data Management
7 2 (2.86%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (2.86%) Electronic Trading
8 1 (1.43%) Time Management
8 1 (1.43%) Financial Modelling
8 1 (1.43%) Monte Carlo Method
8 1 (1.43%) Product Management
8 1 (1.43%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (1.43%) Mobile Device Management
8 1 (1.43%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (1.43%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 14 (20.00%) SQL
2 5 (7.14%) Java
3 2 (2.86%) VB.NET
3 2 (2.86%) C
4 1 (1.43%) PeopleCode
4 1 (1.43%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.43%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.43%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.43%) Perl
4 1 (1.43%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (8.57%) Degree
2 5 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.86%) MCP
3 2 (2.86%) MCSE
3 2 (2.86%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.86%) MCITP
4 1 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.43%) A+ Certification
4 1 (1.43%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.43%) SLA
1 1 (1.43%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 28 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (35.71%) Hyper-V
3 5 (7.14%) Active Directory
4 2 (2.86%) vSphere
4 2 (2.86%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (4.29%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.43%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.43%) Control-M
Vendors
1 35 (50.00%) Oracle
2 32 (45.71%) Microsoft
3 30 (42.86%) VMware
4 8 (11.43%) Cisco
5 5 (7.14%) Apple
5 5 (7.14%) Tandberg
6 4 (5.71%) Red Hat
6 4 (5.71%) HP
6 4 (5.71%) IBM
6 4 (5.71%) Sybase
7 3 (4.29%) Sun
7 3 (4.29%) SunGard
7 3 (4.29%) EMC
7 3 (4.29%) Hitachi
7 3 (4.29%) Veritas
8 2 (2.86%) Citrix
8 2 (2.86%) McAfee
9 1 (1.43%) BEA
9 1 (1.43%) CA
9 1 (1.43%) TIBCO
North West London
Soundnet Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
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TSYS Europe
Salary: Basic salary plus on call payments, and benefits package
Posted: 17 days ago