The median annual salary for a Technical Support Specialist was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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

Technical Support Specialist
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 172 217 224
Rank change year-on-year +45 +7  
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Support Specialist 8 4 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.24% 0.080% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.084% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 7 4 3
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £19,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +130.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,400 £28,200 £19,100
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £46,750 £27,900
UK excluding London median salary £39,250 £45,000 £36,250
% change year-on-year -12.77% +24.13%  

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 3205 4758 5225
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 95.05% 94.80% 95.50%
Number of salaries quoted 2589 3888 3873
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 £41,995 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +3.75%  

Technical Support Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Support Specialist in Berkshire

Technical Support Specialist
Salary Trend in Berkshire

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

Salary trend for Technical Support Specialist in Berkshire

Technical Support Specialist
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Support Specialist in Berkshire over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Technical Support Specialist in Berkshire

Technical 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 Technical Support Specialist within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 30 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 +40 5 £50,000 +11.11%
Bracknell +18 3 £45,000 +114.28%
Technical Support Specialist
South East

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, Technical 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 Technical Support Specialist in the job title.

1 7 (87.50%) Linux
2 5 (62.50%) DNS
2 5 (62.50%) Windows
3 4 (50.00%) Veeam
3 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 4 (50.00%) SQL
3 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (50.00%) DHCP
4 3 (37.50%) Oracle
4 3 (37.50%) Unix
4 3 (37.50%) Informix
4 3 (37.50%) CommVault
4 3 (37.50%) NetApp
4 3 (37.50%) Veritas
4 3 (37.50%) Red Hat
4 3 (37.50%) Mac OS X
4 3 (37.50%) Sybase
4 3 (37.50%) DB2
4 3 (37.50%) AIX
4 3 (37.50%) HPUX
4 3 (37.50%) Firewall
4 3 (37.50%) EMC
4 3 (37.50%) arcserve
4 3 (37.50%) VMware
4 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
4 3 (37.50%) SafeCom
4 3 (37.50%) PaperCut
4 3 (37.50%) Equitrac

Technical 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 1 (12.50%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) DNS
2 4 (50.00%) DHCP
3 3 (37.50%) Firewall
4 1 (12.50%) Internet
4 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (37.50%) DB2
2 3 (37.50%) Informix
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (25.00%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) CSS
1 1 (12.50%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Replication
2 1 (12.50%) Clustering
2 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (12.50%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Linux
2 5 (62.50%) Windows
3 3 (37.50%) AIX
3 3 (37.50%) HPUX
3 3 (37.50%) Mac OS X
3 3 (37.50%) Unix
4 2 (25.00%) Solaris
4 2 (25.00%) SUSE
5 1 (12.50%) CentOS
5 1 (12.50%) Debian
5 1 (12.50%) Ubuntu
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) Data Protection
2 2 (25.00%) Information Management
3 1 (12.50%) Data Management
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (12.50%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
3 1 (12.50%) C#
3 1 (12.50%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL
3 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
3 1 (12.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) MCSA
1 1 (12.50%) MCSE
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (37.50%) Hyper-V
2 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) PaperCut
1 3 (37.50%) SafeCom
2 2 (25.00%) Backup Exec
2 2 (25.00%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (12.50%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (12.50%) NetBackup
3 1 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Veeam
2 3 (37.50%) arcserve
2 3 (37.50%) CommVault
2 3 (37.50%) EMC
2 3 (37.50%) Equitrac
2 3 (37.50%) NetApp
2 3 (37.50%) Oracle
2 3 (37.50%) Red Hat
2 3 (37.50%) Sybase
2 3 (37.50%) Veritas
2 3 (37.50%) VMware
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (12.50%) HP