The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Specialist role in IT jobs advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Support Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Specialist
Rank 60 67 59
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 2 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 0.36% 0.19% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.20% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 1
Average salary £57,500 £40,000 £48,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+43.75% -17.52%
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £35,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -10.25%
Support Specialist
Hertfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Watford region. 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
Watford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
539 504 418
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 96.94% 96.92% 99.05%
Number of salaries quoted 482 367 318
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +18.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £29,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £53,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Support Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Support Specialist in the job title across the Watford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Support Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

Support Specialist
Salary Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Support Specialist across the Watford region.

Support Specialist Salary Trend in Watford

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT jobs across the Watford region that cited 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 Support Specialist in their job title.

1 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 4 (66.67%) Tomcat
3 3 (50.00%) Finance
3 3 (50.00%) WebSphere
3 3 (50.00%) C
3 3 (50.00%) Java
3 3 (50.00%) Perl
3 3 (50.00%) Oracle
3 3 (50.00%) WebLogic
3 3 (50.00%) Web Services
3 3 (50.00%) XML
3 3 (50.00%) ITIL
3 3 (50.00%) Unix
3 3 (50.00%) AIX
3 3 (50.00%) Linux
3 3 (50.00%) JBoss
3 3 (50.00%) Informix
3 3 (50.00%) IBM
3 3 (50.00%) IBM SmartCloud
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 2 (33.33%) Windows
4 2 (33.33%) VMware
5 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (16.67%) Tuxedo
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco
5 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (16.67%) MySQL
5 1 (16.67%) CCNP
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT jobs across the Watford region that cited 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 Support Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (66.67%) Tomcat
2 3 (50.00%) JBoss
2 3 (50.00%) WebLogic
2 3 (50.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (16.67%) Apache
3 1 (16.67%) Tuxedo
Cloud Services
1 3 (50.00%) IBM SmartCloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) Informix
2 1 (16.67%) MySQL
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) Web Services
1 3 (50.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) AIX
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
1 3 (50.00%) Unix
2 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) C
2 3 (50.00%) Java
2 3 (50.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) CCNP
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (16.67%) MCSE
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) IBM
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco