The median annual salary for a Support Specialist was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 3 months to 23 April 2017.

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

Support Specialist
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 101 - 119
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 3 0 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.24% - 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% - 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 0
Median salary £67,500 - -
UK excluding London median salary £36,000 £40,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% +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 Cheshire. 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
Cheshire
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1195 1172 1681
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 96.68% 95.21% 96.66%
Number of salaries quoted 953 1000 1283
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
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 Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Specialist in Cheshire

Support Specialist
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Salary trend for Support Specialist in Cheshire

Support Specialist
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Support Specialist within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 23 April 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
Knutsford - 2 £67,500 -
Support Specialist
North West

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

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 Cheshire region featuring Support Specialist in the job title.

1 12 (80.00%) SQL
1 12 (80.00%) Oracle
1 12 (80.00%) Incident Management
2 11 (73.33%) Banking
3 10 (66.67%) Service Management
3 10 (66.67%) Linux
3 10 (66.67%) Finance
4 9 (60.00%) Unix
5 8 (53.33%) Performance Management
5 8 (53.33%) Relational Database
6 7 (46.67%) Oracle Database
6 7 (46.67%) Oracle Reports
6 7 (46.67%) Mainframe
7 6 (40.00%) ITIL
7 6 (40.00%) Risk Management
8 5 (33.33%) Management Information System
8 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (26.67%) Corporate Banking
9 4 (26.67%) Financial Institution
9 4 (26.67%) Windows
10 3 (20.00%) AIX
10 3 (20.00%) IIS
10 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
10 3 (20.00%) .NET
10 3 (20.00%) SLA
10 3 (20.00%) Problem Management
10 3 (20.00%) ITIL V3
11 2 (13.33%) Capacity Management
11 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
11 2 (13.33%) Ganglia

Support Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 3 (20.00%) IIS
2 2 (13.33%) CICS
2 2 (13.33%) JBoss
2 2 (13.33%) Tomcat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (53.33%) Relational Database
2 7 (46.67%) Oracle Database
2 7 (46.67%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (13.33%) DB2
4 2 (13.33%) IMS/DB
5 1 (6.67%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (73.33%) Banking
2 10 (66.67%) Finance
3 4 (26.67%) Corporate Banking
3 4 (26.67%) Financial Institution
4 2 (13.33%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) .NET
2 2 (13.33%) .NET Framework
2 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET
2 2 (13.33%) Web Services
3 1 (6.67%) WCF
3 1 (6.67%) WF
3 1 (6.67%) WSDL
3 1 (6.67%) XML
3 1 (6.67%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) Mainframe
2 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 2 (13.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 10 (66.67%) Linux
2 9 (60.00%) Unix
3 4 (26.67%) Windows
4 3 (20.00%) AIX
5 2 (13.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (80.00%) Incident Management
2 10 (66.67%) Service Management
3 8 (53.33%) Performance Management
4 6 (40.00%) ITIL
4 6 (40.00%) Risk Management
5 3 (20.00%) ITIL V3
5 3 (20.00%) Problem Management
6 2 (13.33%) Capacity Management
6 2 (13.33%) Load Balancing
6 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
6 2 (13.33%) Wealth Management
7 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (6.67%) Line Management
7 1 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
7 1 (6.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 12 (80.00%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) C#
2 2 (13.33%) COBOL
2 2 (13.33%) Java
3 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.67%) Perl
3 1 (6.67%) PL/SQL
3 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Ganglia
1 2 (13.33%) Netcool
2 1 (6.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (80.00%) Oracle
2 2 (13.33%) AppDynamics
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft