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 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Specialist
Rank 201 169 182
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 18 30 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.33% 0.61% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.64% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 18 24 7
Average salary £32,500 £42,500 £32,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.52% +29.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,450 £22,800
10% offered a salary of more than £47,250 £55,000 £46,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
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
5152 4653 4587
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.41% 94.94% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 4560 3932 4025
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
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 22 December 2014.

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 22 December 2014. 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 -16 9 £35,000 -30.00% 2
Solihull -1 4 £30,000 +66.66%
Warwickshire -1 3 £27,850 -
Coventry -12 1 £36,500 +5.03%
Staffordshire - 1 £37,000 -
Support Specialist
England

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 29 (69.05%) SQL
2 24 (57.14%) ITIL
3 21 (50.00%) UNIX
4 17 (40.48%) Finance
5 9 (21.43%) Microsoft
6 8 (19.05%) VMware
7 7 (16.67%) Citrix
7 7 (16.67%) LAN
7 7 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (14.29%) Windows
8 6 (14.29%) Java
8 6 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (11.90%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (11.90%) Incident Management
9 5 (11.90%) Problem Management
10 4 (9.52%) Test Scripting
10 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (9.52%) Management Information System
10 4 (9.52%) WAN
10 4 (9.52%) Active Directory
10 4 (9.52%) HP
10 4 (9.52%) SAN
11 3 (7.14%) VPN
11 3 (7.14%) Oracle
11 3 (7.14%) MS Excel
11 3 (7.14%) Back Office
11 3 (7.14%) Anite
11 3 (7.14%) Replication
11 3 (7.14%) Firewall
11 3 (7.14%) Change Management

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

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 (4.76%) MS Exchange
1 2 (4.76%) IIS
2 1 (2.38%) Apache
2 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2000
2 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Academy Housing
1 3 (7.14%) arcHouse
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 7 (16.67%) LAN
2 4 (9.52%) WAN
2 4 (9.52%) SAN
3 3 (7.14%) Firewall
3 3 (7.14%) VLAN
3 3 (7.14%) VPN
4 1 (2.38%) Intranet
4 1 (2.38%) Internet
4 1 (2.38%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) DB2
2 1 (2.38%) MS Access
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.38%) MarkLogic
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
General
1 17 (40.48%) Finance
2 3 (7.14%) Banking
2 3 (7.14%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.38%) .NET
1 1 (2.38%) Web Services
1 1 (2.38%) XML
1 1 (2.38%) JMS
1 1 (2.38%) D-Bus
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) Management Information System
2 3 (7.14%) EPoS
2 3 (7.14%) Replication
2 3 (7.14%) Statistics
2 3 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.14%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (2.38%) PDA
3 1 (2.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (2.38%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 21 (50.00%) UNIX
2 6 (14.29%) Windows
3 5 (11.90%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.38%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.38%) Linux
5 1 (2.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (57.14%) ITIL
2 7 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 6 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (11.90%) Incident Management
4 5 (11.90%) Problem Management
5 4 (9.52%) Test Scripting
6 3 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (7.14%) Logistics
6 3 (7.14%) Software Testing
6 3 (7.14%) Project Management
6 3 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (7.14%) Change Management
7 2 (4.76%) ITIL V3
8 1 (2.38%) Capacity Management
8 1 (2.38%) People Management
8 1 (2.38%) Service Management
8 1 (2.38%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (69.05%) SQL
2 6 (14.29%) Java
3 2 (4.76%) Perl
4 1 (2.38%) Python
4 1 (2.38%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.38%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (9.52%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.14%) Terminal Server
2 3 (7.14%) vSphere
3 2 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.38%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (7.14%) Nagios
2 2 (4.76%) Netcool
2 2 (4.76%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (2.38%) MAILsweeper
3 1 (2.38%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 9 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 8 (19.05%) VMware
3 7 (16.67%) Citrix
4 4 (9.52%) HP
5 3 (7.14%) Oracle
5 3 (7.14%) Cisco
5 3 (7.14%) Northgate
5 3 (7.14%) Civica
5 3 (7.14%) Comino
5 3 (7.14%) Capita
5 3 (7.14%) Orchard
5 3 (7.14%) Anite
5 3 (7.14%) Nimsoft
6 2 (4.76%) Avaya
7 1 (2.38%) CommVault
7 1 (2.38%) NetApp
7 1 (2.38%) EMC
7 1 (2.38%) Finjan
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Coburg Banks IT
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + On Call, Pension, Bonus 10%
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Education IT Ltd
Salary: From £14,000 to £22,000 per annum Opportunities to earn commission
Posted: 7 days ago
West Midlands
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £25000.00 - £34000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 27 days ago