The median annual salary for a Support Specialist was £46,250 in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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

Support Specialist
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 170 207 212
Rank change year-on-year +37 +5  
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 16 18 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.47% 0.36% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.38% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 14 18 11
Median salary £46,250 £48,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.64% +6.66%  
UK excluding London median salary £36,250 £40,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year -9.37% +21.21%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. 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
Berkshire
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 3203 4754 5179
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 95.02% 94.80% 95.54%
Number of salaries quoted 2593 3882 3834
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £28,800 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £68,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +3.75%  

Support Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Specialist in Berkshire

Support Specialist
Salary Trend in Berkshire

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

Salary trend for Support Specialist in Berkshire

Support Specialist
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Support Specialist in Berkshire over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Support Specialist in Berkshire

Support Specialist
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Support Specialist within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 March 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
Reading +29 8 £51,250 +2.50%
Bracknell +19 3 £45,000 +114.28%
Maidenhead - 2 £48,750 -
Slough - 2 £32,500 -
Support Specialist
South East

Support Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 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 Berkshire region featuring Support Specialist in the job title.

1 24 (85.71%) Windows
2 19 (67.86%) Linux
3 17 (60.71%) Active Directory
4 16 (57.14%) Windows Server
5 12 (42.86%) SQL Server
6 10 (35.71%) Java
6 10 (35.71%) SQL
6 10 (35.71%) CentOS
7 9 (32.14%) VMware
7 9 (32.14%) Microsoft
7 9 (32.14%) CISSP
7 9 (32.14%) Grafana
7 9 (32.14%) Cybersecurity
7 9 (32.14%) Elasticsearch
8 8 (28.57%) Mentoring
8 8 (28.57%) .NET
8 8 (28.57%) Hyper-V
9 7 (25.00%) DNS
10 6 (21.43%) TCP/IP
10 6 (21.43%) Oracle
10 6 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
10 6 (21.43%) CEH
10 6 (21.43%) GCIA
10 6 (21.43%) Cyber Intelligence
11 5 (17.86%) Analytics
11 5 (17.86%) Microservices
11 5 (17.86%) Firewall
11 5 (17.86%) JSON
11 5 (17.86%) French Language
11 5 (17.86%) German Language

Support Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 9 (32.14%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (14.29%) IIS
3 1 (3.57%) Apache
3 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.57%) JBoss
3 1 (3.57%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.57%) Skype for Business
3 1 (3.57%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.57%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (17.86%) MS Office
2 4 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (25.00%) DNS
2 6 (21.43%) TCP/IP
3 5 (17.86%) DHCP
3 5 (17.86%) Firewall
4 2 (7.14%) Internet
5 1 (3.57%) LAN
5 1 (3.57%) VoIP
5 1 (3.57%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 4 (14.29%) DB2
2 4 (14.29%) InfluxDB
2 4 (14.29%) Informix
3 2 (7.14%) NoSQL
3 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (3.57%) Big Data
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (17.86%) French Language
1 5 (17.86%) German Language
2 2 (7.14%) Finance
3 1 (3.57%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Legal
3 1 (3.57%) Publishing
3 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (28.57%) .NET
2 5 (17.86%) JSON
3 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.57%) CSS
4 1 (3.57%) HTML
4 1 (3.57%) Middleware
4 1 (3.57%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Clustering
1 2 (7.14%) Computer Science
1 2 (7.14%) Replication
2 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.57%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (3.57%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 24 (85.71%) Windows
2 19 (67.86%) Linux
3 16 (57.14%) Windows Server
4 10 (35.71%) CentOS
5 4 (14.29%) AIX
5 4 (14.29%) HPUX
5 4 (14.29%) Unix
5 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (10.71%) Mac OS X
6 3 (10.71%) Solaris
6 3 (10.71%) SUSE
6 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (7.14%) Debian
8 1 (3.57%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (32.14%) Cybersecurity
2 8 (28.57%) Mentoring
3 6 (21.43%) Cyber Intelligence
4 5 (17.86%) Analytics
4 5 (17.86%) Microservices
5 3 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (10.71%) Data Protection
5 3 (10.71%) Information Management
6 2 (7.14%) Document Management
6 2 (7.14%) Issue Tracking
6 2 (7.14%) ITSM
6 2 (7.14%) SOA
6 2 (7.14%) System Testing
6 2 (7.14%) Validation
7 1 (3.57%) High Availability
7 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Management
7 1 (3.57%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (3.57%) Presales
7 1 (3.57%) SIEM
7 1 (3.57%) Software License Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (35.71%) Java
1 10 (35.71%) SQL
2 4 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.57%) C
3 1 (3.57%) C#
3 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.57%) PL/SQL
3 1 (3.57%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.57%) VB
3 1 (3.57%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (32.14%) CISSP
2 6 (21.43%) CEH
2 6 (21.43%) GCIA
3 2 (7.14%) Degree
3 2 (7.14%) GCIH
4 1 (3.57%) MCSA
4 1 (3.57%) MCSE
4 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 17 (60.71%) Active Directory
2 8 (28.57%) Hyper-V
3 6 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (32.14%) Grafana
2 3 (10.71%) Backup Exec
2 3 (10.71%) EMC NetWorker
2 3 (10.71%) PaperCut
2 3 (10.71%) SafeCom
3 2 (7.14%) SCCM
3 2 (7.14%) SCOM
3 2 (7.14%) WSUS
4 1 (3.57%) Graphite
4 1 (3.57%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (3.57%) Kibana
4 1 (3.57%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 9 (32.14%) Microsoft
1 9 (32.14%) VMware
2 6 (21.43%) Oracle
3 5 (17.86%) EMC
3 5 (17.86%) NetApp
3 5 (17.86%) Veeam
3 5 (17.86%) Veritas
4 4 (14.29%) arcserve
4 4 (14.29%) CommVault
4 4 (14.29%) Red Hat
4 4 (14.29%) Sybase
5 3 (10.71%) Equitrac
5 3 (10.71%) Sun
6 2 (7.14%) Cisco
6 2 (7.14%) Citrix
7 1 (3.57%) Adobe
7 1 (3.57%) Apple
7 1 (3.57%) HP
7 1 (3.57%) Juniper
7 1 (3.57%) Symantec