The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Specialist role in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands 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 5 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Specialist
Rank 197 208 180
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -28
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 28 9 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.48% 0.16% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.17% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 23 9 25
Average salary £39,500 £32,500 £40,995
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.53% -20.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,100 £20,800 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £44,000 £56,250
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Support Specialist
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5445 5183 5340
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 93.17% 94.96% 94.88%
Number of salaries quoted 4481 4336 4489
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Support Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Support Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Support Specialist
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Support Specialist Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Support Specialist
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Support Specialist across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 5 August 2015.

Support Specialist Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Support Specialist
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Support Specialist within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 5 August 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Birmingham +2 13 £40,000 +3.89%
Solihull - 3 £23,000 -
Coventry - 2 - -
Warwickshire - 2 £25,000 -
Support Specialist
England

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 21 (63.64%) SQL
2 13 (39.39%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (36.36%) Windows
4 10 (30.30%) ERP
5 8 (24.24%) SQL Server
6 7 (21.21%) Microsoft
6 7 (21.21%) Manufacturing
6 7 (21.21%) UNIX
7 6 (18.18%) Firewall
7 6 (18.18%) Linux
8 5 (15.15%) Perl
8 5 (15.15%) ITIL
8 5 (15.15%) Python
8 5 (15.15%) MS Excel
8 5 (15.15%) Middleware
8 5 (15.15%) Degree
8 5 (15.15%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (12.12%) Mobile Device Management
9 4 (12.12%) Mobile Computing
9 4 (12.12%) Windows 7
9 4 (12.12%) Apple iOS
9 4 (12.12%) Windows Mobile
9 4 (12.12%) Android
9 4 (12.12%) Blackberry
9 4 (12.12%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (12.12%) CCNP
9 4 (12.12%) CCNA
10 3 (9.09%) A+ Certification
10 3 (9.09%) MS Office
10 3 (9.09%) C#

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 2 (6.06%) Tomcat
1 2 (6.06%) SharePoint
1 2 (6.06%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 5 (15.15%) MS Excel
2 3 (9.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (6.06%) Infor M3
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.18%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (24.24%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (6.06%) QlikView
3 2 (6.06%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (3.03%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.03%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (21.21%) Manufacturing
2 2 (6.06%) Finnish Language
2 2 (6.06%) German Language
2 2 (6.06%) Norwegian Language
2 2 (6.06%) Swedish Language
2 2 (6.06%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.15%) Middleware
2 3 (9.09%) HTML
3 2 (6.06%) .NET
3 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (39.39%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (15.15%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (12.12%) Blackberry
3 4 (12.12%) Mobile Computing
4 2 (6.06%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 12 (36.36%) Windows
2 7 (21.21%) UNIX
3 6 (18.18%) Linux
4 4 (12.12%) Windows Mobile
4 4 (12.12%) Android
4 4 (12.12%) Windows 7
4 4 (12.12%) Apple iOS
5 3 (9.09%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.03%) HPUX
6 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (30.30%) ERP
2 5 (15.15%) ITIL
3 4 (12.12%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (6.06%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (6.06%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (6.06%) Data Centre Operations
4 2 (6.06%) Workflow
4 2 (6.06%) CAFM
5 1 (3.03%) Performance Management
5 1 (3.03%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (3.03%) DNA
5 1 (3.03%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.03%) Risk Management
5 1 (3.03%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 21 (63.64%) SQL
2 5 (15.15%) Perl
2 5 (15.15%) Python
3 3 (9.09%) C#
3 3 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.03%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.03%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (15.15%) Degree
2 4 (12.12%) CCNP
2 4 (12.12%) CCNA
2 4 (12.12%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (9.09%) A+ Certification
3 3 (9.09%) Network+ Certification
4 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
4 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (3.03%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 1 (3.03%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) Netcool
1 1 (3.03%) Nagios
1 1 (3.03%) Puppet
1 1 (3.03%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 7 (21.21%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle
2 2 (6.06%) Infor
2 2 (6.06%) Epicor
3 1 (3.03%) Veritas
3 1 (3.03%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.03%) VMware
3 1 (3.03%) HP
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago