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 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Support Specialist
Rank 917 923 936
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Support Specialist 31 62 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.055% 0.048%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.031% 0.057% 0.050%
Number of salaries quoted 18 56 39
Average salary £45,000 £33,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+34.32% -21.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £20,475 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,500 £47,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £36,250 £31,500
% change year-on-year
+24.13% +15.07%

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
99394 108225 115334
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.25% 96.46% 96.42%
Number of salaries quoted 83478 88313 93538
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 1 May 2016 within the UK.

Technical Support Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Technical Support Specialist
Top 23 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 1 May 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
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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 +11 30 £45,000 +36.36% 4
South East +24 21 £45,000 +50.00% 3
Hampshire - 10 £44,000 -
London -10 8 £40,000 +20.30% 1
Southampton - 8 - -
Berkshire +17 6 £45,000 +81.81% 2
Reading +17 3 £45,000 +50.00% 2
Bracknell -1 3 £21,000 +9.09%
Surrey - 2 £50,000 - 1
Oxfordshire - 2 £45,707 -
City of London +54 1 £40,000 +6.66%
Yorkshire +13 1 £22,500 -
West Yorkshire +10 1 £22,500 -
South West -14 1 £27,500 -24.13%
Basingstoke - 1 £43,000 -
Wiltshire - 1 £27,500 -
Middlesex - 1 £52,500 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £50,000 -
Twickenham - 1 £30,000 -
Redhill - 1 - -
Thames Ditton - 1 £50,000 -
Leeds - 1 £22,500 -
Calne - 1 £27,500 -

Technical Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 36 (67.92%) Windows
2 19 (35.85%) Linux
2 19 (35.85%) SQL
3 18 (33.96%) Active Directory
4 14 (26.42%) Unix
5 13 (24.53%) Windows Server
6 11 (20.75%) Microsoft
7 10 (18.87%) Oracle
7 10 (18.87%) VMware
7 10 (18.87%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (16.98%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (16.98%) HP
8 9 (16.98%) ITIL
9 8 (15.09%) Cisco
9 8 (15.09%) Finance
9 8 (15.09%) Degree
9 8 (15.09%) Windows 7
9 8 (15.09%) Bash Shell
10 7 (13.21%) MS Exchange
11 6 (11.32%) MS Excel
11 6 (11.32%) DNS
11 6 (11.32%) MS Office
11 6 (11.32%) Java
11 6 (11.32%) Firewall
11 6 (11.32%) EMC
11 6 (11.32%) Juniper
11 6 (11.32%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (11.32%) Hyper-V
11 6 (11.32%) PowerShell
12 5 (9.43%) Data Management

Technical Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 7 (13.21%) MS Exchange
2 4 (7.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (5.66%) IIS
3 3 (5.66%) SharePoint
3 3 (5.66%) Tomcat
4 2 (3.77%) Jetty
4 2 (3.77%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.89%) Apache
5 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.89%) JBoss
5 1 (1.89%) OpenStack
Applications
1 6 (11.32%) MS Excel
1 6 (11.32%) MS Office
2 3 (5.66%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.89%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.89%) Google Apps
1 1 (1.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.32%) DNS
1 6 (11.32%) Firewall
2 5 (9.43%) Ethernet
2 5 (9.43%) SAN
3 4 (7.55%) DHCP
3 4 (7.55%) MPLS
3 4 (7.55%) NAS
3 4 (7.55%) VPN
4 3 (5.66%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (5.66%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.77%) BGP
5 2 (3.77%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (3.77%) IPsec
5 2 (3.77%) Junos
5 2 (3.77%) LAN
5 2 (3.77%) OSPF
5 2 (3.77%) RIP
5 2 (3.77%) VPLS
5 2 (3.77%) WAN
5 2 (3.77%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.43%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (3.77%) IBM InfoSphere
2 2 (3.77%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.89%) Data Mart
3 1 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.89%) MS Access
3 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.89%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (1.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (15.09%) Finance
2 3 (5.66%) Back Office
2 3 (5.66%) Banking
2 3 (5.66%) Front Office
3 2 (3.77%) Retail
3 2 (3.77%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.89%) Advertising
4 1 (1.89%) French Language
4 1 (1.89%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.55%) HTML
1 4 (7.55%) Middleware
2 3 (5.66%) HTML5
3 2 (3.77%) .NET
3 2 (3.77%) SAML
3 2 (3.77%) Servlets
3 2 (3.77%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 2 (3.77%) XML
4 1 (1.89%) 802.1X
4 1 (1.89%) Flash
4 1 (1.89%) JSP
4 1 (1.89%) Murex MxML
4 1 (1.89%) OAuth
4 1 (1.89%) OpenID
4 1 (1.89%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.43%) SWIFT
2 3 (5.66%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.66%) Management Information System
2 3 (5.66%) PMI
3 2 (3.77%) Blackberry
3 2 (3.77%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.77%) Contract for Difference
3 2 (3.77%) Driving Licence
3 2 (3.77%) Equities
4 1 (1.89%) Clustering
4 1 (1.89%) Derivative
4 1 (1.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.89%) Health Informatics
4 1 (1.89%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.89%) HP Storage
4 1 (1.89%) Informatics
4 1 (1.89%) iPhone
4 1 (1.89%) Life Science
4 1 (1.89%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.89%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 36 (67.92%) Windows
2 19 (35.85%) Linux
3 14 (26.42%) Unix
4 13 (24.53%) Windows Server
5 10 (18.87%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (16.98%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (15.09%) Windows 7
8 6 (11.32%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (7.55%) Oracle Linux
9 4 (7.55%) Windows XP
10 3 (5.66%) Windows 8
11 2 (3.77%) AIX
11 2 (3.77%) Android
11 2 (3.77%) Solaris
12 1 (1.89%) Apple iOS
12 1 (1.89%) HPUX
12 1 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (1.89%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (16.98%) ITIL
2 5 (9.43%) Data Management
2 5 (9.43%) ERP
3 4 (7.55%) CRM
3 4 (7.55%) Network Management
4 3 (5.66%) Configuration Management
4 3 (5.66%) DevOps
4 3 (5.66%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (5.66%) Service Management
5 2 (3.77%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (3.77%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (3.77%) High Availability
5 2 (3.77%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (3.77%) Performance Management
5 2 (3.77%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (3.77%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (3.77%) Presales
5 2 (3.77%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (3.77%) Workflow
6 1 (1.89%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 19 (35.85%) SQL
2 8 (15.09%) Bash Shell
3 6 (11.32%) Java
3 6 (11.32%) PowerShell
4 4 (7.55%) VBScript
5 3 (5.66%) Perl
5 3 (5.66%) Python
6 2 (3.77%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.77%) PHP
6 2 (3.77%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.89%) C#
7 1 (1.89%) Google Apps Script
7 1 (1.89%) Korn
Qualifications
1 8 (15.09%) Degree
2 5 (9.43%) CCNA
2 5 (9.43%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (5.66%) CCNP
3 3 (5.66%) PMI Certification
4 2 (3.77%) DV Cleared
4 2 (3.77%) JNCIP
4 2 (3.77%) MCSE
4 2 (3.77%) MCT
4 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.77%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.89%) MCTS
5 1 (1.89%) Postgraduate
System Software
1 18 (33.96%) Active Directory
2 6 (11.32%) Hyper-V
3 4 (7.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.77%) Shibboleth
4 2 (3.77%) vSphere
5 1 (1.89%) KVM
5 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.89%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.89%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.89%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (7.55%) NetBackup
2 3 (5.66%) Backup Exec
2 3 (5.66%) OpenView
2 3 (5.66%) Zenoss
3 2 (3.77%) Legato
3 2 (3.77%) Simpana
4 1 (1.89%) Ansible
4 1 (1.89%) Control-M
4 1 (1.89%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (1.89%) Puppet
4 1 (1.89%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (1.89%) SCCM
4 1 (1.89%) SCOM
4 1 (1.89%) SCSM
4 1 (1.89%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.89%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (1.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 11 (20.75%) Microsoft
2 10 (18.87%) Oracle
2 10 (18.87%) VMware
3 9 (16.98%) HP
4 8 (15.09%) Cisco
5 6 (11.32%) EMC
5 6 (11.32%) Juniper
6 5 (9.43%) Veeam
7 4 (7.55%) NetApp
7 4 (7.55%) Symantec
7 4 (7.55%) Veritas
8 3 (5.66%) Apple
8 3 (5.66%) CheckPoint
8 3 (5.66%) Dell
8 3 (5.66%) IBM
9 2 (3.77%) arcserve
9 2 (3.77%) Brocade
9 2 (3.77%) Citrix
9 2 (3.77%) IronPort
9 2 (3.77%) SevOne
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