The median annual salary for a Support Specialist was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in Bedfordshire during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Support Specialist
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 69 84 66
Rank change year-on-year +15 -18  
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 1 4 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 0.16% 0.49% 1.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.53% 1.85%
Number of salaries quoted 1 4 18
Median salary £32,500 £49,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -33.67% +16.66%  
UK excluding London median salary £36,000 £42,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year -15.29% +25.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Bedfordshire
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 618 760 1081
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 96.26% 93.83% 97.04%
Number of salaries quoted 470 625 817
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £67,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Support Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire that featured Support Specialist in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Support Specialist in Bedfordshire

Support Specialist
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Salary trend for Support Specialist in Bedfordshire

Support Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 Bedfordshire region featuring Support Specialist in the job title.

1 12 (63.16%) SQL
2 9 (47.37%) SLA
2 9 (47.37%) Finance
3 7 (36.84%) Firewall
3 7 (36.84%) Wireless
3 7 (36.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (36.84%) Cisco
3 7 (36.84%) CCNP
3 7 (36.84%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (36.84%) Juniper
3 7 (36.84%) VoIP
3 7 (36.84%) SQL Server
3 7 (36.84%) F5
3 7 (36.84%) Software Delivery
4 6 (31.58%) Supplier Management
5 5 (26.32%) WebSphere
5 5 (26.32%) TIBCO EMS
5 5 (26.32%) Degree
5 5 (26.32%) JSON
5 5 (26.32%) WebLogic
5 5 (26.32%) SAP
5 5 (26.32%) SOAP
5 5 (26.32%) Web Services
5 5 (26.32%) XML
5 5 (26.32%) XSLT
5 5 (26.32%) Linux
5 5 (26.32%) CRM
5 5 (26.32%) Oracle
5 5 (26.32%) Java
5 5 (26.32%) BEA

Support Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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%) Elasticsearch
1 5 (26.32%) WebLogic
1 5 (26.32%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.26%) Gentran
Business Applications
1 5 (26.32%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 7 (36.84%) Firewall
1 7 (36.84%) VoIP
1 7 (36.84%) Wireless
2 5 (26.32%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (21.05%) BGP
3 4 (21.05%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (21.05%) DWDM
3 4 (21.05%) EIGRP
3 4 (21.05%) HSRP
3 4 (21.05%) MPLS
3 4 (21.05%) OSPF
3 4 (21.05%) RIP
3 4 (21.05%) SSL
3 4 (21.05%) TCP/IP
3 4 (21.05%) VPN
3 4 (21.05%) VRRP
4 1 (5.26%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (36.84%) SQL Server
1 7 (36.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 9 (47.37%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) JSON
1 5 (26.32%) Middleware
1 5 (26.32%) Rendezvous
1 5 (26.32%) RESTful
1 5 (26.32%) SOAP
1 5 (26.32%) TIBCO EMS
1 5 (26.32%) Web Services
1 5 (26.32%) XML
1 5 (26.32%) XML Schema
1 5 (26.32%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Software Delivery
2 6 (31.58%) Supplier Management
3 5 (26.32%) Capacity Management
3 5 (26.32%) CRM
3 5 (26.32%) High Availability
4 4 (21.05%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (21.05%) Incident Management
4 4 (21.05%) Network Management
4 4 (21.05%) Problem Management
5 3 (15.79%) Business Continuity
5 3 (15.79%) SDLC
6 1 (5.26%) IT Governance
Programming Languages
1 12 (63.16%) SQL
2 5 (26.32%) Java
2 5 (26.32%) Shell Script
3 4 (21.05%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) CCNP
1 7 (36.84%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (26.32%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (47.37%) SLA
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) Kibana
1 5 (26.32%) TIBCO Hawk
2 4 (21.05%) HP NNM
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) Cisco
1 7 (36.84%) F5
1 7 (36.84%) Juniper
2 5 (26.32%) BEA
2 5 (26.32%) IBM
2 5 (26.32%) Oracle
2 5 (26.32%) SAP
2 5 (26.32%) TIBCO
3 4 (21.05%) HP
4 1 (5.26%) Kofax