The median annual salary for a Support Specialist was £34,000 in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 3 months to 28 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
England / East of England
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 239 249 238
Rank change year-on-year +10 -11  
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 17 27 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.28% 0.36% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.38% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 14 26 35
Median salary £34,000 £51,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -33.98% +22.61%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £42,500 £31,300
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £59,000 £50,450
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 the East of England. 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
East of England
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 5925 7156 7405
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 96.03% 96.23% 97.37%
Number of salaries quoted 4731 5778 5964
Median salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.44% +2.35%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £63,500
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 the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Specialist in the East of England

Support Specialist
Salary Trend in the East of England

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

Salary trend for Support Specialist in the East of England

Support Specialist
Salary Histogram in the East of England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Support Specialist in the East of England over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Support Specialist in the East of England

Support Specialist
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Support Specialist within the East of England region over the 3 months to 28 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
Essex +17 8 £27,500 -38.88%
Suffolk +32 4 £33,000 +1.53%
Hertfordshire +8 4 £47,500 -13.63% 1
Bedfordshire +14 1 £32,500 -33.67%
Support Specialist
England

Support Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 28 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 East of England region featuring Support Specialist in the job title.

1 29 (39.19%) SQL
2 20 (27.03%) Oracle
2 20 (27.03%) Windows
3 19 (25.68%) Linux
4 17 (22.97%) Unix
4 17 (22.97%) SLA
5 16 (21.62%) Middleware
6 15 (20.27%) Web Services
6 15 (20.27%) XML
6 15 (20.27%) SQL Server
7 14 (18.92%) IBM
7 14 (18.92%) Microsoft
8 13 (17.57%) WebLogic
8 13 (17.57%) Finance
9 12 (16.22%) Degree
10 11 (14.86%) Java
11 10 (13.51%) SOAP
11 10 (13.51%) WebSphere
11 10 (13.51%) Windows Server
12 9 (12.16%) MS Excel
12 9 (12.16%) Advertising
13 8 (10.81%) Firewall
13 8 (10.81%) CRM
13 8 (10.81%) Solaris
13 8 (10.81%) Cisco Certification
13 8 (10.81%) SOA
13 8 (10.81%) Business Activity Monitoring
13 8 (10.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 8 (10.81%) Oracle Database 12c
13 8 (10.81%) Load Balancing

Support Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 13 (17.57%) WebLogic
2 10 (13.51%) WebSphere
3 8 (10.81%) Oracle Service Bus
3 8 (10.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (6.76%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (5.41%) Documentum
6 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.35%) Gentran
6 1 (1.35%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (12.16%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.35%) InfoPath
2 1 (1.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (6.76%) BusinessWorks
2 3 (4.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (4.05%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (4.05%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.05%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.81%) Firewall
2 7 (9.46%) TCP/IP
2 7 (9.46%) VoIP
2 7 (9.46%) Wireless
3 6 (8.11%) VPN
4 5 (6.76%) Asterisk PBX
4 5 (6.76%) Broadband
4 5 (6.76%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (6.76%) HTTP
4 5 (6.76%) Internet
4 5 (6.76%) LAN
4 5 (6.76%) WAN
5 4 (5.41%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (5.41%) DWDM
5 4 (5.41%) EIGRP
5 4 (5.41%) HSRP
5 4 (5.41%) MPLS
5 4 (5.41%) RIP
5 4 (5.41%) SSL
5 4 (5.41%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (20.27%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.81%) Oracle Database 12c
3 7 (9.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (4.05%) Amazon Redshift
4 3 (4.05%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (4.05%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.70%) MySQL
5 2 (2.70%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.35%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.35%) Electronic Patient Records
6 1 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.35%) Text Mining
General
1 13 (17.57%) Finance
2 9 (12.16%) Advertising
3 7 (9.46%) Banking
4 5 (6.76%) Telecoms
5 3 (4.05%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.35%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (21.62%) Middleware
2 15 (20.27%) Web Services
2 15 (20.27%) XML
3 10 (13.51%) SOAP
4 8 (10.81%) Oracle Fusion
5 5 (6.76%) .NET
5 5 (6.76%) CSS
5 5 (6.76%) HTML
5 5 (6.76%) JSON
5 5 (6.76%) Rendezvous
5 5 (6.76%) REST
5 5 (6.76%) RESTful
5 5 (6.76%) TIBCO EMS
5 5 (6.76%) XML Messaging
5 5 (6.76%) XML Schema
5 5 (6.76%) XSLT
6 1 (1.35%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.76%) Enterprise Software
1 5 (6.76%) Handset
2 3 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.70%) iSeries
3 2 (2.70%) Life Science
3 2 (2.70%) PACS
4 1 (1.35%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.35%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.35%) CMDB
4 1 (1.35%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.35%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.35%) iPad
4 1 (1.35%) iPhone
4 1 (1.35%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.35%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 20 (27.03%) Windows
2 19 (25.68%) Linux
3 17 (22.97%) Unix
4 10 (13.51%) Windows Server
5 8 (10.81%) Solaris
6 3 (4.05%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.70%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.35%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.35%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.35%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (10.81%) Business Activity Monitoring
1 8 (10.81%) CRM
1 8 (10.81%) Load Balancing
1 8 (10.81%) SOA
2 7 (9.46%) Software Delivery
2 7 (9.46%) Time Management
3 6 (8.11%) High Availability
3 6 (8.11%) Supplier Management
4 5 (6.76%) Capacity Management
4 5 (6.76%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (6.76%) Data Integration
4 5 (6.76%) DevOps
4 5 (6.76%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (6.76%) Document Management
4 5 (6.76%) Incident Management
4 5 (6.76%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (6.76%) Problem Management
5 4 (5.41%) Network Management
6 3 (4.05%) Analytics
6 3 (4.05%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 29 (39.19%) SQL
2 11 (14.86%) Java
3 6 (8.11%) Shell Script
4 5 (6.76%) C
4 5 (6.76%) C#
4 5 (6.76%) Python
5 3 (4.05%) VBScript
6 2 (2.70%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.70%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.35%) Perl
7 1 (1.35%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (16.22%) Degree
2 8 (10.81%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (9.46%) CCNP
4 2 (2.70%) Postgraduate
5 1 (1.35%) CCNA
5 1 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.35%) MCITP
5 1 (1.35%) MCP
5 1 (1.35%) MCSA
5 1 (1.35%) MCSE
5 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (22.97%) SLA
2 3 (4.05%) HL7
3 1 (1.35%) PMO
3 1 (1.35%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (6.76%) Kibana
1 5 (6.76%) SCCM
1 5 (6.76%) TIBCO Hawk
2 4 (5.41%) HP NNM
2 4 (5.41%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (1.35%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.35%) SCOM
3 1 (1.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 20 (27.03%) Oracle
2 14 (18.92%) IBM
2 14 (18.92%) Microsoft
3 7 (9.46%) Cisco
3 7 (9.46%) F5
3 7 (9.46%) Juniper
4 5 (6.76%) BEA
4 5 (6.76%) BroadSoft
4 5 (6.76%) SAP
4 5 (6.76%) TIBCO
4 5 (6.76%) VMware
5 4 (5.41%) CommVault
5 4 (5.41%) HP
5 4 (5.41%) OpenText
5 4 (5.41%) Veeam
6 1 (1.35%) Kofax
6 1 (1.35%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.35%) Sybase
6 1 (1.35%) Symantec
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