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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Support Specialist
Rank 867 845 838
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Support Specialist 36 19 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.017% 0.038%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.033% 0.018% 0.040%
Number of salaries quoted 24 14 38
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 £24,650 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £38,950 £35,000 £42,500
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
108942 102831 113237
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.39% 94.24% 95.16%
Number of salaries quoted 88146 85231 96833
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 20 August 2014 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Support Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 20 August 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 +4 36 £36,500 +25.86% 2
South East +25 33 £36,500 +47.47% 1
Berkshire +9 21 £36,500 +47.47%
Surrey +4 8 £30,500 -3.17%
Woking - 5 - -
Reading +1 4 £38,500 +55.55%
Bracknell - 4 £36,500 -
Redhill - 3 £40,000 -
Hampshire -3 2 £37,500 +66.66%
London -20 2 £30,500 +1.66% 1
Abingdon - 2 - -
Oxfordshire - 2 - -
North West -11 1 £38,000 +49.01%
West Sussex - 1 £30,500 -
Merseyside - 1 £38,000 -
South West - 1 £35,000 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £35,000 -
Maidenhead - 1 £45,000 -
Reigate - 1 £30,500 -
St Helens - 1 £38,000 -
Tewkesbury - 1 £35,000 -
Crawley - 1 £30,500 -
Croydon - 1 £30,500 -
Leatherhead - 1 £30,500 -

Technical Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 53 (67.95%) Windows
2 39 (50.00%) Oracle
3 36 (46.15%) SQL Server
4 35 (44.87%) Microsoft
5 33 (42.31%) IIS
6 30 (38.46%) Oracle Database
7 27 (34.62%) SQL
7 27 (34.62%) VMware
8 24 (30.77%) Linux
8 24 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
9 21 (26.92%) Hyper-V
10 20 (25.64%) UNIX
11 19 (24.36%) Project Management
12 18 (23.08%) SQL Server 2000
12 18 (23.08%) Solaris
13 17 (21.79%) Oracle Database 10g
13 17 (21.79%) Systems Analysis
14 14 (17.95%) Finance
15 11 (14.10%) Disaster Recovery
15 11 (14.10%) Apache
16 10 (12.82%) Tomcat
16 10 (12.82%) Problem Management
17 9 (11.54%) Windows Server 2003
17 9 (11.54%) Cisco
18 8 (10.26%) Java
18 8 (10.26%) Firewall
18 8 (10.26%) Degree
18 8 (10.26%) Windows Server 2008
19 7 (8.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 7 (8.97%) SunGard AvantGard

Technical Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 33 (42.31%) IIS
2 11 (14.10%) Apache
3 10 (12.82%) Tomcat
4 5 (6.41%) MS Exchange
4 5 (6.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (3.85%) WebLogic
6 2 (2.56%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.56%) Lync
6 2 (2.56%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (2.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (2.56%) CMS
7 1 (1.28%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (1.28%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.28%) JCAPS
7 1 (1.28%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 5 (6.41%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (8.97%) SunGard AvantGard
2 1 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (3.85%) Google Apps
1 3 (3.85%) Office 365
2 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.26%) Firewall
2 7 (8.97%) SAN
3 6 (7.69%) DNS
3 6 (7.69%) TCP/IP
4 4 (5.13%) VPN
5 3 (3.85%) DMZ
5 3 (3.85%) HTTP
6 2 (2.56%) Wireless
6 2 (2.56%) IPsec
6 2 (2.56%) NAS
6 2 (2.56%) SSL
6 2 (2.56%) LDAP
6 2 (2.56%) GPRS
6 2 (2.56%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (46.15%) SQL Server
2 30 (38.46%) Oracle Database
3 18 (23.08%) SQL Server 2000
4 17 (21.79%) Oracle Database 10g
5 5 (6.41%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (5.13%) RDBMS
6 4 (5.13%) DB2
6 4 (5.13%) Relational Database
7 3 (3.85%) Big Data
8 2 (2.56%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 2 (2.56%) DB2 UDB
8 2 (2.56%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (2.56%) Oracle OWB
9 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (1.28%) PowerCenter
9 1 (1.28%) Oracle9i Database
9 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.28%) PeopleTools
General
1 14 (17.95%) Finance
2 5 (6.41%) French Language
3 2 (2.56%) German Language
3 2 (2.56%) Retail
4 1 (1.28%) Billing
4 1 (1.28%) Marketing
4 1 (1.28%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.28%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.28%) Law
4 1 (1.28%) Legal
4 1 (1.28%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.28%) Banking
4 1 (1.28%) Russian Language
4 1 (1.28%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.41%) XML
1 5 (6.41%) WF
2 2 (2.56%) .NET
2 2 (2.56%) J2EE
3 1 (1.28%) CSS
3 1 (1.28%) SOAP
3 1 (1.28%) Web Services
3 1 (1.28%) REST
3 1 (1.28%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.41%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (5.13%) Replication
2 4 (5.13%) Clustering
3 3 (3.85%) Data Integration
3 3 (3.85%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.56%) Visualisation
4 2 (2.56%) Mobile Computing
4 2 (2.56%) Equities
4 2 (2.56%) PKI
4 2 (2.56%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.56%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.56%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.28%) Physics
5 1 (1.28%) Statistics
5 1 (1.28%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 53 (67.95%) Windows
2 24 (30.77%) Linux
3 20 (25.64%) UNIX
4 18 (23.08%) Solaris
5 9 (11.54%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (10.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (8.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (8.97%) AIX
7 7 (8.97%) HPUX
8 4 (5.13%) SUSE
9 3 (3.85%) Windows XP
9 3 (3.85%) Windows 7
10 2 (2.56%) CentOS
10 2 (2.56%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (1.28%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.28%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (24.36%) Project Management
2 17 (21.79%) Systems Analysis
3 11 (14.10%) Disaster Recovery
4 10 (12.82%) Problem Management
5 7 (8.97%) ITIL
6 4 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (5.13%) Data Management
6 4 (5.13%) Analytics
7 3 (3.85%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (3.85%) CRM
7 3 (3.85%) ERP
8 2 (2.56%) Master Data Management
8 2 (2.56%) Mobile Device Management
8 2 (2.56%) Electronic Trading
9 1 (1.28%) Time Management
9 1 (1.28%) Financial Modelling
9 1 (1.28%) Monte Carlo Method
9 1 (1.28%) Product Management
9 1 (1.28%) Performance Tuning
9 1 (1.28%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 27 (34.62%) SQL
2 8 (10.26%) Java
3 3 (3.85%) PL/SQL
3 3 (3.85%) Python
3 3 (3.85%) Google Apps Script
4 2 (2.56%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.56%) C
4 2 (2.56%) VBA
5 1 (1.28%) PeopleCode
5 1 (1.28%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.28%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (10.26%) Degree
2 7 (8.97%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (3.85%) MCSE
4 2 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.56%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.56%) MCP
4 2 (2.56%) MCITP
5 1 (1.28%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.28%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.56%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.28%) SLA
2 1 (1.28%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 24 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (26.92%) Hyper-V
3 6 (7.69%) Active Directory
4 2 (2.56%) vSphere
4 2 (2.56%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (3.85%) NetBackup
2 2 (2.56%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 39 (50.00%) Oracle
2 35 (44.87%) Microsoft
3 27 (34.62%) VMware
4 9 (11.54%) Cisco
5 7 (8.97%) SunGard
6 5 (6.41%) Tandberg
6 5 (6.41%) Apple
7 4 (5.13%) Sun
7 4 (5.13%) Red Hat
7 4 (5.13%) Hitachi
7 4 (5.13%) EMC
7 4 (5.13%) Sybase
8 3 (3.85%) IBM
8 3 (3.85%) Informatica
8 3 (3.85%) Veritas
8 3 (3.85%) HP
8 3 (3.85%) Google
9 2 (2.56%) McAfee
9 2 (2.56%) Citrix
9 2 (2.56%) Adobe
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