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 30 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Support Specialist
Rank 868 951 964
Rank change year-on-year
+83 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Support Specialist 43 30 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.044% 0.027% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.046% 0.028% 0.033%
Number of salaries quoted 26 27 22
Median salary £28,750 £22,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+30.68% -39.72%
UK excluding London median salary £27,500 £23,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+17.02% -35.61%

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
94446 105603 113036
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.45% 96.30% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 79450 87181 92036
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 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +46 40 £27,750 +30.58% 4
South East +32 21 £29,000 +8.41% 1
Berkshire - 11 £40,000 - 1
Reading - 9 £50,000 - 1
West Midlands +3 7 £27,500 +23.59%
Birmingham -9 7 £27,500 +34.14%
Hampshire - 7 £24,000 -
London +27 6 £54,000 +163.73% 1
Southampton - 4 - -
Basingstoke - 3 £24,000 -
Scotland +8 2 £41,000 +36.66%
East of England - 2 - - 1
Bracknell - 2 £30,000 -
Bury St Edmunds - 2 - - 1
Suffolk - 2 - - 1
City of London +70 1 £50,000 -4.76%
Yorkshire +35 1 - -
Surrey +27 1 £60,000 +33.33%
Buckinghamshire +22 1 £22,000 -16.98%
Nottinghamshire +9 1 £27,000 -
Nottingham +9 1 £27,000 -
High Wycombe +5 1 £22,000 -16.98%
East Midlands +3 1 £27,000 -
North West - 1 £29,500 - 1
South West - 1 £27,500 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £45,000 -
Wiltshire - 1 £27,500 -
Glasgow - 1 £41,000 -
West Lothian - 1 - -
Romford - 1 £40,000 - 1

Technical Support Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 41 (55.41%) Windows
2 21 (28.38%) Active Directory
3 19 (25.68%) Microsoft
4 17 (22.97%) Degree
5 15 (20.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (20.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (20.27%) Linux
5 15 (20.27%) ITIL
6 14 (18.92%) MS Excel
7 13 (17.57%) Firewall
8 12 (16.22%) MS Office
8 12 (16.22%) SQL
9 11 (14.86%) VMware
10 10 (13.51%) PowerShell
10 10 (13.51%) Computer Science
10 10 (13.51%) Release Management
10 10 (13.51%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (12.16%) EMC
11 9 (12.16%) Unix
11 9 (12.16%) MS Exchange
11 9 (12.16%) Windows Server
12 8 (10.81%) VBScript
12 8 (10.81%) Java
12 8 (10.81%) Blackberry
12 8 (10.81%) Salesforce.com
12 8 (10.81%) User Acceptance Testing
12 8 (10.81%) Windows 7
12 8 (10.81%) Android
12 8 (10.81%) Data Quality
12 8 (10.81%) Apple iOS

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 9 (12.16%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.41%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.41%) Tomcat
3 3 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (4.05%) IIS
4 2 (2.70%) Jetty
4 2 (2.70%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (2.70%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.35%) Apache
5 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.35%) JBoss
5 1 (1.35%) OpenStack
Applications
1 14 (18.92%) MS Excel
2 12 (16.22%) MS Office
3 6 (8.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.70%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.35%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.35%) assyst
1 1 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.05%) Office 365
2 2 (2.70%) Yammer
3 1 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.35%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 13 (17.57%) Firewall
2 6 (8.11%) DNS
3 5 (6.76%) Ethernet
3 5 (6.76%) SAN
4 4 (5.41%) DHCP
4 4 (5.41%) MPLS
5 3 (4.05%) NAS
5 3 (4.05%) VPN
6 2 (2.70%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (2.70%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (2.70%) IP Telephony
6 2 (2.70%) IPsec
6 2 (2.70%) Skype
6 2 (2.70%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.70%) Unified Communications
6 2 (2.70%) Wireless
7 1 (1.35%) ADSL
7 1 (1.35%) GSM
7 1 (1.35%) HTTP
7 1 (1.35%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.76%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.05%) Data Mart
3 2 (2.70%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.35%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.35%) DB2
4 1 (1.35%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (1.35%) MySQL
4 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.35%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Android Studio
1 1 (1.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (5.41%) Finance
2 3 (4.05%) Back Office
2 3 (4.05%) Front Office
3 2 (2.70%) French Language
3 2 (2.70%) German Language
3 2 (2.70%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.35%) Advertising
4 1 (1.35%) Retail
4 1 (1.35%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.41%) Middleware
2 3 (4.05%) HTML
2 3 (4.05%) Murex MxML
2 3 (4.05%) SAML
2 3 (4.05%) XML
3 2 (2.70%) .NET
3 2 (2.70%) HTML5
3 2 (2.70%) Servlets
3 2 (2.70%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 1 (1.35%) 802.1X
4 1 (1.35%) Flash
4 1 (1.35%) iBATIS
4 1 (1.35%) J2EE
4 1 (1.35%) JSP
4 1 (1.35%) OAuth
4 1 (1.35%) OpenID
4 1 (1.35%) RESTful
4 1 (1.35%) Spring
4 1 (1.35%) Web Services
4 1 (1.35%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.51%) Computer Science
2 8 (10.81%) Blackberry
3 7 (9.46%) Mobile Computing
4 6 (8.11%) Management Information System
5 3 (4.05%) Data Centre
5 3 (4.05%) Derivative
6 2 (2.70%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.70%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.35%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.35%) Biometrics
7 1 (1.35%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.35%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.35%) FMCG
7 1 (1.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.35%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.35%) HP Storage
7 1 (1.35%) iPad
7 1 (1.35%) NHS
7 1 (1.35%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 41 (55.41%) Windows
2 15 (20.27%) Linux
2 15 (20.27%) Windows Server 2008
2 15 (20.27%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (13.51%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (12.16%) Unix
4 9 (12.16%) Windows Server
5 8 (10.81%) Android
5 8 (10.81%) Apple iOS
5 8 (10.81%) Windows 7
6 7 (9.46%) Windows Mobile
7 5 (6.76%) Solaris
8 4 (5.41%) Windows XP
9 3 (4.05%) AIX
10 2 (2.70%) HPUX
10 2 (2.70%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.35%) CentOS
11 1 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (1.35%) SUSE
11 1 (1.35%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (20.27%) ITIL
2 10 (13.51%) Release Management
3 8 (10.81%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (8.11%) Migration
4 6 (8.11%) Mobile Device Management
5 4 (5.41%) Configuration Management
5 4 (5.41%) Data Management
5 4 (5.41%) Network Management
5 4 (5.41%) Service Management
6 3 (4.05%) Change Control
6 3 (4.05%) Coaching
6 3 (4.05%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (4.05%) Problem Management
6 3 (4.05%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (4.05%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (2.70%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (2.70%) DevOps
7 2 (2.70%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (2.70%) Presales
7 2 (2.70%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 12 (16.22%) SQL
2 10 (13.51%) PowerShell
3 8 (10.81%) Java
3 8 (10.81%) VBScript
4 4 (5.41%) Python
4 4 (5.41%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.70%) C++
5 2 (2.70%) Perl
5 2 (2.70%) PHP
6 1 (1.35%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.35%) C
6 1 (1.35%) Google Apps Script
6 1 (1.35%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.35%) Korn
6 1 (1.35%) R
6 1 (1.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (22.97%) Degree
2 4 (5.41%) CCNA
2 4 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (5.41%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.05%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.70%) CCNP
4 2 (2.70%) MCSE
4 2 (2.70%) MCTS
5 1 (1.35%) JNCIP
5 1 (1.35%) MCITP
5 1 (1.35%) MCP
5 1 (1.35%) MCSA
5 1 (1.35%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.81%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.35%) HL7
2 1 (1.35%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (28.38%) Active Directory
2 6 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.41%) Hyper-V
4 3 (4.05%) Shibboleth
5 2 (2.70%) VMware ESX
5 2 (2.70%) vSphere
6 1 (1.35%) KVM
6 1 (1.35%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.35%) VMware Server
6 1 (1.35%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (4.05%) Control-M
1 3 (4.05%) ITRS Geneos
1 3 (4.05%) NetBackup
2 2 (2.70%) Backup Exec
2 2 (2.70%) Legato
2 2 (2.70%) SCCM
3 1 (1.35%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.35%) Ansible
3 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (1.35%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (1.35%) Puppet
3 1 (1.35%) Red Hat Satellite
3 1 (1.35%) SCOM
3 1 (1.35%) SCSM
3 1 (1.35%) SCVMM
3 1 (1.35%) Simpana
3 1 (1.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 19 (25.68%) Microsoft
2 11 (14.86%) VMware
3 9 (12.16%) EMC
4 8 (10.81%) Salesforce.com
5 7 (9.46%) Cisco
5 7 (9.46%) HP
5 7 (9.46%) Oracle
5 7 (9.46%) Sybase
6 6 (8.11%) NetApp
7 5 (6.76%) Juniper
8 4 (5.41%) Citrix
8 4 (5.41%) Veeam
8 4 (5.41%) Veritas
9 3 (4.05%) IBM
9 3 (4.05%) Murex
9 3 (4.05%) Red Hat
9 3 (4.05%) SevOne
10 2 (2.70%) arcserve
10 2 (2.70%) CheckPoint
10 2 (2.70%) Hitachi
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