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 22 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Technical Support Specialist
UK
Rank 820 918 884
Rank change year-on-year
+98 -34
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Support Specialist 33 29 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.040% 0.029% 0.062%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.041% 0.030% 0.064%
Number of salaries quoted 30 27 64
Median salary £35,750 £47,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-24.73% +58.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,750 £24,246 £20,475
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £34,500 £45,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-23.33% +50.00%

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
80056 96820 101312
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.44% 96.45% 96.68%
Number of salaries quoted 66472 81235 84186
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 22 January 2017 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 22 January 2017. 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 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 +95 30 £35,000 -26.31% 2
South East +67 11 £35,750 -24.73% 1
London +53 5 £51,250 -8.88%
East of England +21 5 £32,500 -31.57% 1
Cambridge +11 4 £33,250 -30.00%
Cambridgeshire +9 4 £33,250 -30.00%
Yorkshire - 4 £31,250 -
Surrey - 4 £27,500 -
Leeds - 4 £31,250 -
West Yorkshire - 4 £31,250 -
City of London +38 3 £60,000 +2.12%
West Sussex +1 3 £45,000 -5.26%
Gatwick - 3 £45,000 -
Hampshire - 3 £32,500 -
North West -9 2 £60,000 +33.33%
East Midlands - 2 £35,000 -
Guildford - 2 £27,500 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £35,000 -
Cheshire - 2 £60,000 -
Basingstoke - 2 £32,500 -
Knutsford - 2 £60,000 -
Berkshire +45 1 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Reading +40 1 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Ipswich - 1 £32,500 -
Camberley - 1 £39,000 -
Poole - 1 £60,350 -
Alton - 1 £27,500 -
Enfield - 1 £42,500 -
Dorset - 1 £60,350 -
South West - 1 £60,350 -

Technical Support Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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 40 (54.05%) Windows
2 25 (33.78%) SQL
3 22 (29.73%) Windows Server
4 19 (25.68%) SQL Server
4 19 (25.68%) Microsoft
5 18 (24.32%) Linux
5 18 (24.32%) Unix
6 14 (18.92%) Degree
7 11 (14.86%) Active Directory
8 10 (13.51%) Oracle
9 9 (12.16%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (12.16%) MS Excel
9 9 (12.16%) MS Exchange
9 9 (12.16%) CCNA
9 9 (12.16%) Management Information System
9 9 (12.16%) Network+ Certification
10 8 (10.81%) VMware
10 8 (10.81%) DHCP
10 8 (10.81%) SharePoint
10 8 (10.81%) MS Office
10 8 (10.81%) C#
10 8 (10.81%) MCP
10 8 (10.81%) Coaching
11 7 (9.46%) IP Telephony
11 7 (9.46%) VMware Infrastructure
11 7 (9.46%) DNS
11 7 (9.46%) Internet
12 6 (8.11%) Mac OS X
12 6 (8.11%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (8.11%) CRM

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 8 (10.81%) SharePoint
3 5 (6.76%) Skype for Business
4 4 (5.41%) IIS
5 2 (2.70%) JBoss
5 2 (2.70%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (12.16%) MS Excel
2 8 (10.81%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (8.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (5.41%) Northgate Housing
3 1 (1.35%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.76%) Office 365
2 2 (2.70%) Mimecast
2 2 (2.70%) Yammer
3 1 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.81%) DHCP
2 7 (9.46%) DNS
2 7 (9.46%) Internet
2 7 (9.46%) IP Telephony
3 5 (6.76%) HTTP
3 5 (6.76%) Skype
4 4 (5.41%) Firewall
4 4 (5.41%) FTP
4 4 (5.41%) SMTP
4 4 (5.41%) VLAN
4 4 (5.41%) Wireless
4 4 (5.41%) Wireshark
5 3 (4.05%) Network Security
5 3 (4.05%) SAN
5 3 (4.05%) VoIP
5 3 (4.05%) VPN
6 2 (2.70%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (2.70%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.70%) Unified Communications
6 2 (2.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (25.68%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.76%) Oracle Database
3 4 (5.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (5.41%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (5.41%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.35%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.35%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.35%) DB2
4 1 (1.35%) Informix
4 1 (1.35%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Android Studio
1 1 (1.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (6.76%) Finance
1 5 (6.76%) Manufacturing
1 5 (6.76%) Marketing
2 4 (5.41%) Banking
3 2 (2.70%) Legal
4 1 (1.35%) Back Office
4 1 (1.35%) French Language
4 1 (1.35%) Publishing
4 1 (1.35%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.11%) Web Services
2 5 (6.76%) Middleware
3 2 (2.70%) .NET
4 1 (1.35%) CSS
4 1 (1.35%) HTML
4 1 (1.35%) iBATIS
4 1 (1.35%) J2EE
4 1 (1.35%) SAML
4 1 (1.35%) Spring
4 1 (1.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.16%) Management Information System
2 5 (6.76%) Data Centre
3 4 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.05%) Clustering
4 3 (4.05%) Informatics
4 3 (4.05%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (2.70%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.35%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.35%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.35%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.35%) EFT
6 1 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.35%) iPad
6 1 (1.35%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.35%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.35%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 40 (54.05%) Windows
2 22 (29.73%) Windows Server
3 18 (24.32%) Linux
3 18 (24.32%) Unix
4 6 (8.11%) Apple iOS
4 6 (8.11%) Mac OS X
5 5 (6.76%) Windows 7
5 5 (6.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (6.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (5.41%) Mac OS
6 4 (5.41%) NetWare
6 4 (5.41%) Windows 10
6 4 (5.41%) Windows 8
7 3 (4.05%) AIX
8 1 (1.35%) CentOS
8 1 (1.35%) Debian
8 1 (1.35%) HPUX
8 1 (1.35%) Solaris
8 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (10.81%) Coaching
2 6 (8.11%) CRM
2 6 (8.11%) Time Management
3 5 (6.76%) Change Management
3 5 (6.76%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (6.76%) Performance Management
4 4 (5.41%) Analytics
4 4 (5.41%) Capacity Management
4 4 (5.41%) Defect Tracking
4 4 (5.41%) Incident Management
4 4 (5.41%) ITIL
4 4 (5.41%) Matrix Organization
4 4 (5.41%) Mentoring
4 4 (5.41%) Presales
4 4 (5.41%) Product Management
4 4 (5.41%) Release Management
4 4 (5.41%) Service Delivery
4 4 (5.41%) Software Engineering
4 4 (5.41%) Validation
4 4 (5.41%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 25 (33.78%) SQL
2 8 (10.81%) C#
3 5 (6.76%) Java
4 4 (5.41%) C++
4 4 (5.41%) JavaScript
4 4 (5.41%) R
4 4 (5.41%) T-SQL
5 3 (4.05%) Python
6 2 (2.70%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.35%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.35%) C
7 1 (1.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (18.92%) Degree
2 9 (12.16%) CCNA
2 9 (12.16%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (12.16%) Network+ Certification
3 8 (10.81%) MCP
4 6 (8.11%) MCSE
4 6 (8.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (5.41%) CISSP
5 4 (5.41%) CompTIA Security+
5 4 (5.41%) Security+ Certification
6 3 (4.05%) HNC
6 3 (4.05%) HND
7 2 (2.70%) MCTS
7 2 (2.70%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.35%) MCITP
8 1 (1.35%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.11%) QA
2 5 (6.76%) SLA
3 2 (2.70%) HL7
System Software
1 11 (14.86%) Active Directory
2 7 (9.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.41%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (4.05%) VMware Server
5 1 (1.35%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 4 (5.41%) SCVMM
2 3 (4.05%) SCCM
3 2 (2.70%) Ganglia
3 2 (2.70%) Netcool
3 2 (2.70%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (1.35%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.35%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.35%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.35%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 19 (25.68%) Microsoft
2 10 (13.51%) Oracle
3 8 (10.81%) VMware
4 5 (6.76%) Apple
5 4 (5.41%) HP
5 4 (5.41%) Mitel
5 4 (5.41%) Northgate
5 4 (5.41%) Sophos
6 3 (4.05%) Avaya
7 2 (2.70%) AppDynamics
7 2 (2.70%) CheckPoint
7 2 (2.70%) iManage
7 2 (2.70%) Remedy
7 2 (2.70%) Riverbed
7 2 (2.70%) Sybase
8 1 (1.35%) BT
8 1 (1.35%) LexisNexis
8 1 (1.35%) MobileIron
8 1 (1.35%) Siebel
8 1 (1.35%) Veeam
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