The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the West Midlands region that had Support Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 23 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Support Specialist
England / West Midlands
Rank 207 209 204
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 9 8 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.18% 0.15% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.16% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 8 6 11
Median salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £22,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £37,250 £35,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,447
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.19%

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
4739 5036 4902
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 97.35% 96.36% 97.59%
Number of salaries quoted 3775 4184 4300
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

Support Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the West Midlands region that featured Support Specialist in the job title.

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 23 January 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Support Specialist within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 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
Solihull - 6 £35,000 -
Warwickshire +18 1 £23,000 -40.25%
Coventry - 1 £32,500 -
Staffordshire - 1 - - 2
Support Specialist
England

Support Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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 across the West Midlands region featuring Support Specialist in the job title.

1 11 (57.89%) Windows
2 9 (47.37%) SQL
3 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
3 6 (31.58%) Linux
3 6 (31.58%) MS Excel
3 6 (31.58%) ITIL
3 6 (31.58%) Unix
3 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
4 5 (26.32%) Hyper-V
4 5 (26.32%) MS Exchange
4 5 (26.32%) Java
4 5 (26.32%) Migration
5 4 (21.05%) VMware
5 4 (21.05%) Citrix
5 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (21.05%) Red Hat
5 4 (21.05%) Problem Management
5 4 (21.05%) Data Migration
5 4 (21.05%) VoIP
5 4 (21.05%) Cisco
5 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (21.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (21.05%) Windows 7
5 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (21.05%) Windows 10
5 4 (21.05%) Windows Server
6 3 (15.79%) Service Desk Management
6 3 (15.79%) Trend Analysis
6 3 (15.79%) C#

Support Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 5 (26.32%) MS Exchange
2 4 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (5.26%) Apache
3 1 (5.26%) JBoss
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (5.26%) Tomcat
3 1 (5.26%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (31.58%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) SAP Business One
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) VoIP
2 2 (10.53%) LAN
3 1 (5.26%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) DB2
3 1 (5.26%) MySQL
General
1 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) .NET
2 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.26%) CSS
2 1 (5.26%) HTML
2 1 (5.26%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Storage
1 1 (5.26%) Performance Metrics
1 1 (5.26%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 11 (57.89%) Windows
2 6 (31.58%) Linux
2 6 (31.58%) Unix
3 4 (21.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (21.05%) Windows 10
3 4 (21.05%) Windows 7
3 4 (21.05%) Windows Server
3 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) ITIL
2 5 (26.32%) Migration
3 4 (21.05%) Data Migration
3 4 (21.05%) Problem Management
4 3 (15.79%) Incident Management
4 3 (15.79%) Service Desk Management
4 3 (15.79%) Trend Analysis
5 2 (10.53%) Project Management
5 2 (10.53%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (5.26%) Business Analysis
6 1 (5.26%) Change Management
6 1 (5.26%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (5.26%) Data Management
6 1 (5.26%) E-Commerce
6 1 (5.26%) ERP
6 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
6 1 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (5.26%) Project Planning
6 1 (5.26%) Software Engineering
6 1 (5.26%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) SQL
2 5 (26.32%) Java
3 3 (15.79%) C#
3 3 (15.79%) VB.NET
4 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
4 2 (10.53%) Perl
4 2 (10.53%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (26.32%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.26%) XenApp
2 1 (5.26%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Nagios
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
2 4 (21.05%) Cisco
2 4 (21.05%) Citrix
2 4 (21.05%) Red Hat
2 4 (21.05%) VMware
3 2 (10.53%) Oracle
3 2 (10.53%) Sybase
4 1 (5.26%) Dell
4 1 (5.26%) EqualLogic
4 1 (5.26%) NetApp
4 1 (5.26%) Nimsoft
4 1 (5.26%) SAP
4 1 (5.26%) SolarWinds
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Executive Resource Group
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £29250 per annum + pen, 5w hol, DIS, salary increments
Posted: 5 days ago