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 21 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Technical Support Specialist
UK
Rank 823 920 892
Rank change year-on-year
+97 -28
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Support Specialist 33 25 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.025% 0.055%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.041% 0.026% 0.057%
Number of salaries quoted 31 21 56
Median salary £35,000 £47,500 £33,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-26.31% +41.79%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,500 £20,475
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £45,000 £33,750
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +33.33%

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
80929 97392 101732
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.33% 96.45% 96.67%
Number of salaries quoted 67146 81719 84044
Median salary £45,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.11% -
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 £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 21 February 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 21 February 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 +106 32 £35,000 -26.31% 8
South East +65 8 £45,000 -2.70% 6
London +62 8 £39,500 -31.30% 2
West Yorkshire +32 5 £32,500 +44.44%
Leeds +29 5 £32,500 +44.44%
Yorkshire +24 5 £32,500 +44.44%
East of England +30 4 £34,250 -27.89%
West Sussex +6 3 £45,000 -5.26%
Gatwick - 3 £45,000 -
Suffolk - 3 £36,000 -
Surrey +49 2 £27,500 -
Berkshire +41 2 £38,750 -13.88% 3
Reading +41 2 £38,750 -13.88% 1
City of London +25 2 £60,000 +4.34%
North West -22 2 £60,000 +33.33%
East Midlands - 2 £35,000 -
Cheshire - 2 £60,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £35,000 -
Knutsford - 2 £60,000 -
Bury St Edmunds - 2 £36,000 -
Cambridge +14 1 £32,500 -31.57%
Cambridgeshire -1 1 £32,500 -31.57%
Tyne and Wear - 1 £21,500 -
South West - 1 £60,350 -
North East - 1 £21,500 -
Hampshire - 1 £27,500 - 2
Dorset - 1 £60,350 -
Poole - 1 £60,350 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £21,500 -
Ipswich - 1 £32,500 -

Technical Support Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 38 (56.72%) Windows
2 28 (41.79%) SQL
3 22 (32.84%) Windows Server
4 21 (31.34%) SQL Server
5 20 (29.85%) Microsoft
6 16 (23.88%) Linux
7 15 (22.39%) Unix
8 12 (17.91%) C#
8 12 (17.91%) Active Directory
8 12 (17.91%) Degree
9 9 (13.43%) MS Excel
9 9 (13.43%) Oracle
9 9 (13.43%) Internet
10 8 (11.94%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (11.94%) Management Information System
10 8 (11.94%) VMware
10 8 (11.94%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (11.94%) Coaching
11 7 (10.45%) Windows 8
11 7 (10.45%) VMware Infrastructure
11 7 (10.45%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (10.45%) SQL Server 2008
11 7 (10.45%) Mac OS
11 7 (10.45%) Windows 7
11 7 (10.45%) Mac OS X
11 7 (10.45%) IIS
11 7 (10.45%) MS Office
11 7 (10.45%) T-SQL
11 7 (10.45%) JavaScript
11 7 (10.45%) SharePoint

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 7 (10.45%) IIS
1 7 (10.45%) SharePoint
2 5 (7.46%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (4.48%) Skype for Business
4 2 (2.99%) JBoss
4 2 (2.99%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (13.43%) MS Excel
2 7 (10.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (7.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (5.97%) Northgate Housing
3 1 (1.49%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.96%) Office 365
2 1 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.49%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 9 (13.43%) Internet
2 7 (10.45%) DNS
3 6 (8.96%) VoIP
4 5 (7.46%) DHCP
4 5 (7.46%) HTTP
5 4 (5.97%) Firewall
5 4 (5.97%) FTP
5 4 (5.97%) IP Telephony
5 4 (5.97%) SMTP
6 3 (4.48%) SAN
6 3 (4.48%) Skype
6 3 (4.48%) TCP/IP
6 3 (4.48%) WAN
7 2 (2.99%) VPN
8 1 (1.49%) H.323
8 1 (1.49%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (1.49%) LAN
8 1 (1.49%) WebEx
8 1 (1.49%) WinSCP
8 1 (1.49%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (31.34%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (8.96%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (8.96%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (5.97%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.99%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.49%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.49%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.49%) DB2
6 1 (1.49%) Informix
6 1 (1.49%) MS Access
6 1 (1.49%) MySQL
6 1 (1.49%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Android Studio
General
1 6 (8.96%) Finance
2 4 (5.97%) Banking
3 3 (4.48%) Manufacturing
3 3 (4.48%) Marketing
4 2 (2.99%) Legal
5 1 (1.49%) Back Office
5 1 (1.49%) French Language
5 1 (1.49%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.49%) Publishing
5 1 (1.49%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.97%) Middleware
1 4 (5.97%) Web Services
2 3 (4.48%) .NET
2 3 (4.48%) HTML
3 2 (2.99%) CSS
4 1 (1.49%) HTML5
4 1 (1.49%) iBATIS
4 1 (1.49%) J2EE
4 1 (1.49%) Spring
4 1 (1.49%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.94%) Management Information System
2 4 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.97%) Blackberry
3 3 (4.48%) Clustering
4 1 (1.49%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.49%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.49%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.49%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.49%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.49%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 38 (56.72%) Windows
2 22 (32.84%) Windows Server
3 16 (23.88%) Linux
4 15 (22.39%) Unix
5 8 (11.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (10.45%) Mac OS
6 7 (10.45%) Mac OS X
6 7 (10.45%) Windows 7
6 7 (10.45%) Windows 8
6 7 (10.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (7.46%) Android
8 4 (5.97%) Apple iOS
8 4 (5.97%) NetWare
8 4 (5.97%) Windows 10
9 3 (4.48%) AIX
10 1 (1.49%) CentOS
10 1 (1.49%) Debian
10 1 (1.49%) HPUX
10 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.49%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (11.94%) Coaching
2 6 (8.96%) Time Management
3 5 (7.46%) CRM
3 5 (7.46%) ITIL
3 5 (7.46%) Performance Management
4 4 (5.97%) Analytics
4 4 (5.97%) Change Management
4 4 (5.97%) Defect Tracking
4 4 (5.97%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (5.97%) Incident Management
4 4 (5.97%) Matrix Organization
4 4 (5.97%) Mentoring
4 4 (5.97%) Product Management
4 4 (5.97%) Release Management
4 4 (5.97%) Service Delivery
4 4 (5.97%) Software Engineering
5 3 (4.48%) Capacity Management
5 3 (4.48%) Informatics
5 3 (4.48%) Presales
5 3 (4.48%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (41.79%) SQL
2 12 (17.91%) C#
3 7 (10.45%) JavaScript
3 7 (10.45%) T-SQL
4 5 (7.46%) Java
5 4 (5.97%) C++
6 3 (4.48%) Python
7 2 (2.99%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.49%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.49%) C
8 1 (1.49%) PHP
8 1 (1.49%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.49%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.49%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (17.91%) Degree
2 8 (11.94%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (8.96%) CCNA
3 6 (8.96%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (8.96%) Network+ Certification
4 5 (7.46%) MCSE
5 4 (5.97%) CISSP
5 4 (5.97%) CompTIA Security+
5 4 (5.97%) MCP
5 4 (5.97%) Security+ Certification
6 3 (4.48%) HNC
6 3 (4.48%) HND
6 3 (4.48%) MCDST
7 2 (2.99%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.49%) MCITP
8 1 (1.49%) MCSA
8 1 (1.49%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.96%) QA
2 2 (2.99%) SLA
3 1 (1.49%) HL7
System Software
1 12 (17.91%) Active Directory
2 7 (10.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.97%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (4.48%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 4 (5.97%) SCVMM
2 3 (4.48%) SCCM
3 2 (2.99%) Ganglia
3 2 (2.99%) Netcool
4 1 (1.49%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.49%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.49%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.49%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.49%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 20 (29.85%) Microsoft
2 9 (13.43%) Oracle
3 8 (11.94%) VMware
4 6 (8.96%) Apple
5 4 (5.97%) Avaya
5 4 (5.97%) Cisco
5 4 (5.97%) HP
5 4 (5.97%) Northgate
5 4 (5.97%) Sophos
6 3 (4.48%) Adobe
6 3 (4.48%) LANDesk
7 2 (2.99%) AppDynamics
7 2 (2.99%) iManage
7 2 (2.99%) Remedy
7 2 (2.99%) Riverbed
8 1 (1.49%) arcserve
8 1 (1.49%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.49%) LexisNexis
8 1 (1.49%) MobileIron
8 1 (1.49%) Veeam
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