The median annual salary for a Support Specialist was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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

Support Specialist
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 132 136 126
Rank change year-on-year +4 -10  
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 4 8 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.21% 0.34% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.35% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 4 8 7
Median salary £50,000 £27,500 £23,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +81.81% +17.02%  
90% offered a salary of more than £43,250 £20,250 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £44,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. 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
Birmingham
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1871 2285 1972
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 96.69% 96.01% 97.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1571 1693 1625
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £24,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £67,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Support Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Specialist in Birmingham

Support Specialist
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

Salary trend for Support Specialist in Birmingham

Support Specialist
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Support Specialist in Birmingham over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Support Specialist in Birmingham

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 Birmingham region featuring Support Specialist in the job title.

1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (75.00%) Firewall
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (75.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (50.00%) Network Management
2 2 (50.00%) IaaS
2 2 (50.00%) Enterprise Cloud
2 2 (50.00%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) PaaS
2 2 (50.00%) Barracuda Networks
2 2 (50.00%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 2 (50.00%) SCOM
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) CRM
2 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (25.00%) DNA
3 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (25.00%) VPN
3 1 (25.00%) SSL
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) Dell
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (25.00%) SAN
3 1 (25.00%) NetApp

Support Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (50.00%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) IaaS
2 2 (50.00%) PaaS
3 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (25.00%) IPsec
2 1 (25.00%) IPv4
2 1 (25.00%) MPLS
2 1 (25.00%) Network Security
2 1 (25.00%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (25.00%) SAN
2 1 (25.00%) SSL
2 1 (25.00%) VPN
2 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Enterprise Cloud
2 1 (25.00%) Fat Client
2 1 (25.00%) HP StoreVirtual
2 1 (25.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) CRM
1 2 (50.00%) Network Management
2 1 (25.00%) DNA
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 1 (25.00%) CCNA
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) Forefront TMG
2 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (25.00%) ISA Server
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (25.00%) Terminal Services
2 1 (25.00%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) vSphere
2 1 (25.00%) XenApp
2 1 (25.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Barracuda Networks
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) Dell
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) Meraki
3 1 (25.00%) NetApp
3 1 (25.00%) SonicWALL
3 1 (25.00%) VMware
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