The median annual salary for a Support Specialist was £39,841 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Support Specialist
UK / England
Rank 598 706 620
Rank change year-on-year +108 -86  
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 226 218 333
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.28% 0.23% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.23% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 198 189 299
Median salary £39,841 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +13.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,050 £20,475
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £59,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £36,500 £42,500 £33,750
% change year-on-year -14.11% +25.92%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in 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
England
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 76808 93068 95575
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 96.26% 96.44% 96.66%
Number of salaries quoted 64249 78721 78814
Median salary £46,000 £45,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.09% +1.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
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 England

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Specialist in England

Support Specialist
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Support Specialist in England

Support Specialist
Salary Histogram in England

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

Salary histogram for Support Specialist in England

Support Specialist
Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 24 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
London +81 95 £42,500 -5.55% 7
South East +46 46 £40,001 -5.88% 7
Yorkshire +18 19 £32,500 -13.33% 3
East of England +13 17 £35,750 -30.58%
West Midlands +33 13 £35,000 -5.40% 1
South West +23 13 £35,000 +10.23% 3
North West -12 12 £47,125 +68.30%
East Midlands +7 9 £30,000 -22.07% 1
North East +2 1 £21,500 -6.52%
Support Specialist
UK

Support Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

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

1 161 (36.84%) Windows
2 134 (30.66%) SQL
3 119 (27.23%) Microsoft
4 118 (27.00%) Linux
5 109 (24.94%) Finance
6 89 (20.37%) SQL Server
7 86 (19.68%) Active Directory
8 81 (18.54%) Windows Server
9 80 (18.31%) ITIL
10 70 (16.02%) Unix
11 65 (14.87%) MS Excel
11 65 (14.87%) Degree
12 55 (12.59%) Oracle
13 52 (11.90%) VMware
14 49 (11.21%) .NET
15 44 (10.07%) JavaScript
16 43 (9.84%) Java
17 38 (8.70%) Banking
17 38 (8.70%) C#
18 37 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
19 36 (8.24%) Web Services
20 33 (7.55%) MS Office
21 32 (7.32%) Red Hat
21 32 (7.32%) Incident Management
22 31 (7.09%) DNS
22 31 (7.09%) TCP/IP
22 31 (7.09%) Office 365
23 29 (6.64%) SLA
23 29 (6.64%) Windows 7
24 28 (6.41%) Windows Server 2008

Support Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in 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 27 (6.18%) IIS
2 24 (5.49%) SharePoint
3 23 (5.26%) MS Exchange
4 18 (4.12%) Exchange Server 2013
5 15 (3.43%) WebLogic
6 14 (3.20%) Elasticsearch
7 12 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2010
8 11 (2.52%) Skype for Business
8 11 (2.52%) WebSphere
9 10 (2.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 9 (2.06%) Oracle Service Bus
11 7 (1.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 5 (1.14%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (1.14%) JBoss
12 5 (1.14%) Tomcat
13 4 (0.92%) CMS
13 4 (0.92%) Documentum
14 2 (0.46%) Apache
14 2 (0.46%) CICS
15 1 (0.23%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 65 (14.87%) MS Excel
2 33 (7.55%) MS Office
3 1 (0.23%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (2.29%) SAP CO
1 10 (2.29%) SAP FI
1 10 (2.29%) SAP FI/CO
2 8 (1.83%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (1.14%) BusinessWorks
4 4 (0.92%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.92%) Northgate Housing
5 3 (0.69%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.69%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.69%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.69%) SAP MM
5 3 (0.69%) SAP SRM
6 2 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.46%) HFM
6 2 (0.46%) Temenos T24
6 2 (0.46%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.23%) Hyperion Planning
7 1 (0.23%) Maximo
7 1 (0.23%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.23%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 31 (7.09%) Office 365
2 23 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.60%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (1.60%) SaaS
4 5 (1.14%) IaaS
5 2 (0.46%) Veeva
6 1 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 31 (7.09%) DNS
1 31 (7.09%) TCP/IP
2 28 (6.41%) Firewall
2 28 (6.41%) LAN
3 27 (6.18%) DHCP
4 25 (5.72%) VoIP
5 16 (3.66%) Internet
5 16 (3.66%) WAN
6 13 (2.97%) Wi-Fi
7 11 (2.52%) HTTP
8 10 (2.29%) Asterisk PBX
8 10 (2.29%) Broadband
8 10 (2.29%) SAN
8 10 (2.29%) VPN
9 9 (2.06%) Wireless
10 8 (1.83%) VLAN
11 6 (1.37%) IP Telephony
11 6 (1.37%) Multicast
11 6 (1.37%) Remote Desktop
12 5 (1.14%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (20.37%) SQL Server
2 23 (5.26%) Relational Database
3 14 (3.20%) Oracle BI EE
3 14 (3.20%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (2.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (2.29%) Hadoop
5 10 (2.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (2.06%) Crystal Reports
6 9 (2.06%) Oracle Database
6 9 (2.06%) Oracle Database 12c
6 9 (2.06%) SQL Server 2012
6 9 (2.06%) SQL Server 2014
7 7 (1.60%) DB2
7 7 (1.60%) Oracle Reports
8 6 (1.37%) MySQL
9 4 (0.92%) InfluxDB
9 4 (0.92%) Informix
10 3 (0.69%) Amazon Redshift
10 3 (0.69%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.46%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 5 (1.14%) JIRA
2 3 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.46%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.23%) Ant
4 1 (0.23%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.23%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.23%) Maven
4 1 (0.23%) Subversion
General
1 109 (24.94%) Finance
2 38 (8.70%) Banking
3 14 (3.20%) Telecoms
4 13 (2.97%) Advertising
5 10 (2.29%) Legal
5 10 (2.29%) Retail
6 9 (2.06%) Financial Institution
6 9 (2.06%) French Language
6 9 (2.06%) Games
6 9 (2.06%) Investment Banking
7 8 (1.83%) German Language
8 6 (1.37%) Marketing
9 5 (1.14%) Law
9 5 (1.14%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.92%) Back Office
10 4 (0.92%) Corporate Banking
11 3 (0.69%) Publishing
12 2 (0.46%) Front Office
13 1 (0.23%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (11.21%) .NET
2 36 (8.24%) Web Services
3 23 (5.26%) Middleware
3 23 (5.26%) XML
4 15 (3.43%) JSON
4 15 (3.43%) SOAP
5 14 (3.20%) HTML
6 11 (2.52%) CSS
7 9 (2.06%) REST
8 8 (1.83%) Oracle Fusion
9 7 (1.60%) ASP.NET
10 6 (1.37%) XML Messaging
10 6 (1.37%) XSLT
11 5 (1.14%) Rendezvous
11 5 (1.14%) RESTful
11 5 (1.14%) TIBCO EMS
11 5 (1.14%) XML Schema
12 4 (0.92%) MSMQ
13 3 (0.69%) SAP Business Workflow
13 3 (0.69%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 37 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (3.66%) Management Information System
3 13 (2.97%) Computer Science
4 12 (2.75%) EPoS
5 10 (2.29%) Enterprise Software
5 10 (2.29%) Handset
6 8 (1.83%) Blackberry
6 8 (1.83%) Clustering
6 8 (1.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 8 (1.83%) Hedge funds
6 8 (1.83%) Mainframe
7 7 (1.60%) Driving Licence
7 7 (1.60%) SWIFT
8 6 (1.37%) Data Centre
9 5 (1.14%) Derivative
9 5 (1.14%) Equities
10 4 (0.92%) CMDB
10 4 (0.92%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (0.69%) Fixed Income
11 3 (0.69%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 161 (36.84%) Windows
2 118 (27.00%) Linux
3 81 (18.54%) Windows Server
4 70 (16.02%) Unix
5 29 (6.64%) Windows 7
6 28 (6.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 26 (5.95%) Windows Server 2012
8 21 (4.81%) AIX
9 19 (4.35%) Solaris
10 18 (4.12%) Windows 8
11 16 (3.66%) Windows 10
12 12 (2.75%) Mac OS X
13 11 (2.52%) Android
13 11 (2.52%) CentOS
14 9 (2.06%) Mac OS
15 8 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 6 (1.37%) Apple iOS
17 5 (1.14%) HPUX
17 5 (1.14%) Ubuntu
17 5 (1.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (18.31%) ITIL
2 32 (7.32%) Incident Management
3 28 (6.41%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (6.41%) SDLC
4 25 (5.72%) Problem Management
5 20 (4.58%) Service Management
6 18 (4.12%) CRM
7 16 (3.66%) Cybersecurity
7 16 (3.66%) User Acceptance Testing
8 15 (3.43%) Continuous Improvement
8 15 (3.43%) Performance Monitoring
9 14 (3.20%) Load Balancing
9 14 (3.20%) Mentoring
9 14 (3.20%) System Integration Testing
9 14 (3.20%) Time Management
9 14 (3.20%) Workflow
10 13 (2.97%) High Availability
10 13 (2.97%) Project Management
11 12 (2.75%) Analytics
11 12 (2.75%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 134 (30.66%) SQL
2 44 (10.07%) JavaScript
3 43 (9.84%) Java
4 38 (8.70%) C#
5 26 (5.95%) PowerShell
6 24 (5.49%) Python
7 22 (5.03%) Perl
8 19 (4.35%) T-SQL
9 18 (4.12%) VBScript
10 14 (3.20%) Shell Script
11 12 (2.75%) C++
12 7 (1.60%) Bash Shell
13 6 (1.37%) C
14 4 (0.92%) PHP
14 4 (0.92%) VB
15 3 (0.69%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.69%) VB.NET
16 2 (0.46%) COBOL
16 2 (0.46%) Ruby
16 2 (0.46%) VBA
Qualifications
1 65 (14.87%) Degree
2 24 (5.49%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (3.43%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (2.75%) CISSP
4 12 (2.75%) ITIL Certification
5 11 (2.52%) MCSE
6 9 (2.06%) Security Cleared
7 7 (1.60%) CCNA
7 7 (1.60%) CCNP
7 7 (1.60%) MCP
8 6 (1.37%) CEH
8 6 (1.37%) DV Cleared
8 6 (1.37%) GCIA
8 6 (1.37%) MCDST
8 6 (1.37%) MCSA
8 6 (1.37%) SC Cleared
9 4 (0.92%) A+ Certification
10 3 (0.69%) HNC
10 3 (0.69%) HND
10 3 (0.69%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (6.64%) SLA
2 21 (4.81%) QA
3 4 (0.92%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.69%) HL7
5 1 (0.23%) BS25999
5 1 (0.23%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.23%) PMO
System Software
1 86 (19.68%) Active Directory
2 26 (5.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (4.12%) Hyper-V
4 8 (1.83%) XenApp
5 6 (1.37%) XenDesktop
6 4 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.92%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (0.92%) VMware ESX
7 3 (0.69%) XenServer
8 2 (0.46%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.46%) Firmware
9 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.23%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 28 (6.41%) SCCM
2 9 (2.06%) Grafana
3 8 (1.83%) Backup Exec
4 6 (1.37%) Kibana
4 6 (1.37%) SCOM
5 5 (1.14%) NetBackup
5 5 (1.14%) TIBCO Hawk
5 5 (1.14%) WSUS
6 4 (0.92%) Ganglia
6 4 (0.92%) HP NNM
6 4 (0.92%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 4 (0.92%) Netcool
7 3 (0.69%) AirWatch
7 3 (0.69%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (0.69%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (0.69%) PaperCut
7 3 (0.69%) SafeCom
7 3 (0.69%) SCVMM
8 2 (0.46%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.23%) Puppet
Vendors
1 119 (27.23%) Microsoft
2 55 (12.59%) Oracle
3 52 (11.90%) VMware
4 32 (7.32%) Red Hat
5 27 (6.18%) Cisco
6 23 (5.26%) Citrix
7 21 (4.81%) SAP
8 17 (3.89%) IBM
9 14 (3.20%) Siebel
10 11 (2.52%) HP
11 10 (2.29%) BroadSoft
11 10 (2.29%) Veeam
12 9 (2.06%) Apple
12 9 (2.06%) EMC
12 9 (2.06%) Juniper
12 9 (2.06%) Sophos
13 8 (1.83%) CommVault
13 8 (1.83%) Dell
13 8 (1.83%) NetApp
13 8 (1.83%) Veritas
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