The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Specialist role in IT jobs advertised for the West Yorkshire 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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Specialist
Rank 193 208 187
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -21
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 16 8 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.33% 0.16% 0.051%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.16% 0.053%
Number of salaries quoted 14 8 2
Average salary £20,000 £21,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% -43.24%
UK excluding London average salary £33,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-17.50% +6.66%
Support Specialist
Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire 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 Yorkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
4797 4908 3800
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 97.56% 96.01% 96.35%
Number of salaries quoted 3802 3996 3042
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,650 £23,500 £23,250
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £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 West Yorkshire

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

Support Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

Support Specialist
Salary Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Support Specialist Salary Trend in West Yorkshire

Support Specialist
Salary Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Support Specialist across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Support Specialist Salary Histogram in West Yorkshire

Support Specialist
Job Locations in West Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 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
Leeds - 13 £20,000 - 3
Halifax +16 1 £22,500 -47.05%
Support Specialist
Yorkshire

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 27 (72.97%) Windows
2 20 (54.05%) UNIX
3 19 (51.35%) Linux
4 17 (45.95%) PBX
4 17 (45.95%) Microsoft
4 17 (45.95%) Nagios
5 7 (18.92%) SharePoint
5 7 (18.92%) MS Excel
5 7 (18.92%) CRM
6 6 (16.22%) ITIL
6 6 (16.22%) SQL Server
7 5 (13.51%) SQL
7 5 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (10.81%) Dynamics CRM
8 4 (10.81%) IIS
8 4 (10.81%) Active Directory
9 3 (8.11%) SLA
9 3 (8.11%) IBM
9 3 (8.11%) PeopleSoft
9 3 (8.11%) System Testing
9 3 (8.11%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (8.11%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (5.41%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (5.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (5.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 2 (5.41%) Lync
10 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (5.41%) Continuous Improvement

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 7 (18.92%) SharePoint
2 4 (10.81%) IIS
3 2 (5.41%) Apache
3 2 (5.41%) MS Exchange
3 2 (5.41%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (5.41%) Lync
3 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (18.92%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.70%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (10.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (5.41%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (45.95%) PBX
2 2 (5.41%) WAN
2 2 (5.41%) TCP/IP
2 2 (5.41%) VPN
2 2 (5.41%) DNS
2 2 (5.41%) Firewall
2 2 (5.41%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.22%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.11%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (8.11%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.70%) MySQL
3 1 (2.70%) DB2
3 1 (2.70%) MS Access
3 1 (2.70%) Essbase
General
1 2 (5.41%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) Web Services
1 2 (5.41%) XML
2 1 (2.70%) Flash
2 1 (2.70%) HTML5
2 1 (2.70%) HTML
2 1 (2.70%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.41%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 27 (72.97%) Windows
2 20 (54.05%) UNIX
3 19 (51.35%) Linux
4 2 (5.41%) Windows 2000
4 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (18.92%) CRM
2 6 (16.22%) ITIL
3 3 (8.11%) System Testing
4 2 (5.41%) Time Management
4 2 (5.41%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (5.41%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (5.41%) Service Delivery
4 2 (5.41%) BCP
5 1 (2.70%) Service Management
5 1 (2.70%) Change Management
5 1 (2.70%) Risk Management
5 1 (2.70%) Workflow
5 1 (2.70%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (2.70%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (2.70%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (2.70%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.51%) SQL
2 2 (5.41%) C#
3 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.70%) Perl
3 1 (2.70%) PHP
3 1 (2.70%) ActionScript
3 1 (2.70%) FoxPro (VFP)
3 1 (2.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (10.81%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.41%) Terminal Services
2 2 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.70%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 17 (45.95%) Nagios
2 2 (5.41%) SCOM
2 2 (5.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 2 (5.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 2 (5.41%) SCOrch
3 1 (2.70%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 17 (45.95%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.11%) PeopleSoft
2 3 (8.11%) IBM
3 2 (5.41%) HP
3 2 (5.41%) Symantec
3 2 (5.41%) Sophos
3 2 (5.41%) VMware
4 1 (2.70%) Citrix
4 1 (2.70%) Hyperion
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle
4 1 (2.70%) Cognos
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