The median annual salary for a Support Specialist was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 28 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
UK / England
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 663 623 636
Rank change year-on-year -40 +13  
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 202 297 327
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.24% 0.32% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.33% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 177 232 261
Median salary £37,500 £39,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.84% +4.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,700 £27,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,800 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +5.71% -  

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 80180 89188 99201
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 95.96% 96.52% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 65838 76079 82656
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
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 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 28 June 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 28 June 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 +15 75 £44,000 -20.00% 6
South East -36 42 £38,750 +3.33% 6
East of England +17 41 £30,000 -47.82% 2
Yorkshire +2 17 £27,500 -12.69% 7
South West -20 10 £43,750 +25.00% 3
North West -32 8 £37,500 -11.76% 1
West Midlands +8 7 £45,000 +63.63% 2
East Midlands +26 3 £37,500 +7.14% 2
North East +9 2 £26,250 -34.37%
Support Specialist
UK

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

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

1 169 (39.30%) Windows
2 148 (34.42%) SQL
3 119 (27.67%) Microsoft
4 90 (20.93%) SQL Server
5 87 (20.23%) Linux
6 86 (20.00%) Windows Server
7 84 (19.53%) Finance
8 70 (16.28%) ITIL
9 61 (14.19%) Active Directory
10 58 (13.49%) .NET
11 52 (12.09%) Unix
12 50 (11.63%) CRM
12 50 (11.63%) Java
13 47 (10.93%) VMware
14 45 (10.47%) Degree
15 44 (10.23%) SharePoint
16 40 (9.30%) Oracle
16 40 (9.30%) JavaScript
17 39 (9.07%) Dynamics CRM
18 38 (8.84%) C#
19 32 (7.44%) IIS
19 32 (7.44%) Agile Software Development
19 32 (7.44%) Analytical Skills
20 31 (7.21%) Problem Management
20 31 (7.21%) Firewall
21 30 (6.98%) Banking
22 29 (6.74%) HTML
22 29 (6.74%) Office 365
23 27 (6.28%) Python
24 26 (6.05%) Incident Management

Support Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 44 (10.23%) SharePoint
2 32 (7.44%) IIS
3 15 (3.49%) MS Exchange
4 9 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (1.86%) BizTalk Server
5 8 (1.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (1.16%) CMS
6 5 (1.16%) Documentum
6 5 (1.16%) Skype for Business
6 5 (1.16%) WebLogic
7 4 (0.93%) IBM HTTP Server
7 4 (0.93%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 3 (0.70%) JBoss
8 3 (0.70%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.47%) Apache
9 2 (0.47%) CICS
9 2 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.47%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 22 (5.12%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (2.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 39 (9.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (3.02%) SAP CO
2 13 (3.02%) SAP FI
2 13 (3.02%) SAP FI/CO
3 4 (0.93%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.93%) SAP ERP
3 4 (0.93%) SAP MM
3 4 (0.93%) SAP SRM
3 4 (0.93%) Unit4 Business World
4 3 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.47%) Bloomberg TOMS
5 2 (0.47%) Movex
5 2 (0.47%) Northgate Housing
5 2 (0.47%) Oracle CRM
5 2 (0.47%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.23%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.23%) iTrent
6 1 (0.23%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.23%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.23%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 29 (6.74%) Office 365
2 25 (5.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (3.95%) SaaS
4 8 (1.86%) IaaS
5 5 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (0.70%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (0.70%) PaaS
6 3 (0.70%) Veeva
7 2 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.47%) Slack
8 1 (0.23%) Dropbox
8 1 (0.23%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.23%) G Suite
8 1 (0.23%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.23%) Sumo Logic
8 1 (0.23%) Trello
8 1 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 31 (7.21%) Firewall
2 21 (4.88%) DNS
3 18 (4.19%) DHCP
4 17 (3.95%) VoIP
5 16 (3.72%) Internet
6 15 (3.49%) LAN
7 14 (3.26%) Wi-Fi
8 13 (3.02%) Asterisk PBX
8 13 (3.02%) Broadband
8 13 (3.02%) TCP/IP
9 9 (2.09%) HTTP
10 8 (1.86%) Multicast
10 8 (1.86%) WebEx
11 7 (1.63%) Remote Desktop
11 7 (1.63%) WAN
12 6 (1.40%) SAN
13 5 (1.16%) VPN
13 5 (1.16%) Wireless
14 4 (0.93%) FTP
15 3 (0.70%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (20.93%) SQL Server
2 21 (4.88%) Crystal Reports
3 19 (4.42%) Relational Database
4 14 (3.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (2.79%) SQL Server 2008
5 12 (2.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (1.63%) Hadoop
7 7 (1.63%) MySQL
7 7 (1.63%) Oracle Database
8 6 (1.40%) DB2
8 6 (1.40%) SQL Server 2014
9 5 (1.16%) Oracle BI EE
10 4 (0.93%) Informix
10 4 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (0.70%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.47%) IMS/DB
12 2 (0.47%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 9 (2.09%) JIRA
2 4 (0.93%) Ant
2 4 (0.93%) Jenkins
2 4 (0.93%) Maven
2 4 (0.93%) Subversion
2 4 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.47%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.23%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.23%) Rational DOORS
General
1 84 (19.53%) Finance
2 30 (6.98%) Banking
3 18 (4.19%) Retail
4 16 (3.72%) Telecoms
5 11 (2.56%) Games
6 9 (2.09%) Investment Banking
6 9 (2.09%) Marketing
7 7 (1.63%) French Language
7 7 (1.63%) Legal
8 6 (1.40%) Back Office
8 6 (1.40%) Financial Institution
9 5 (1.16%) Advertising
9 5 (1.16%) German Language
9 5 (1.16%) Law
9 5 (1.16%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.47%) Billing
11 2 (0.47%) Electronics
11 2 (0.47%) Front Office
11 2 (0.47%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (13.49%) .NET
2 29 (6.74%) HTML
3 25 (5.81%) Middleware
4 23 (5.35%) ASP.NET
5 21 (4.88%) CSS
6 19 (4.42%) XML
7 16 (3.72%) JSON
8 15 (3.49%) Web Services
9 9 (2.09%) jQuery
9 9 (2.09%) REST
10 8 (1.86%) FIX Protocol
10 8 (1.86%) J2EE
10 8 (1.86%) SOAP
11 7 (1.63%) RESTful
12 5 (1.16%) Java EE
13 4 (0.93%) Handlebars
13 4 (0.93%) KnockoutJS
13 4 (0.93%) React
13 4 (0.93%) SAP Business Workflow
13 4 (0.93%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 32 (7.44%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (3.49%) Computer Science
3 13 (3.02%) Handset
4 12 (2.79%) EPoS
4 12 (2.79%) Management Information System
5 11 (2.56%) Driving Licence
6 10 (2.33%) Blackberry
6 10 (2.33%) SWIFT
7 9 (2.09%) Fintech
8 7 (1.63%) Clustering
9 6 (1.40%) Hedge funds
9 6 (1.40%) User Experience
10 5 (1.16%) CMDB
10 5 (1.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 5 (1.16%) HP Storage
10 5 (1.16%) Mainframe
11 4 (0.93%) Enterprise Cloud
11 4 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
12 3 (0.70%) Data Centre
12 3 (0.70%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 169 (39.30%) Windows
2 87 (20.23%) Linux
3 86 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 52 (12.09%) Unix
5 20 (4.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (4.42%) Android
6 19 (4.42%) Windows 7
7 18 (4.19%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (3.49%) Windows 10
9 13 (3.02%) Apple iOS
9 13 (3.02%) Mac OS X
10 11 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (2.33%) Windows 8
12 9 (2.09%) AIX
13 8 (1.86%) Mac OS
14 7 (1.63%) Solaris
14 7 (1.63%) Windows Mobile
15 5 (1.16%) HPUX
16 4 (0.93%) SUSE
16 4 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (16.28%) ITIL
2 50 (11.63%) CRM
3 32 (7.44%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (7.21%) Problem Management
5 26 (6.05%) Incident Management
6 20 (4.65%) Document Management
7 19 (4.42%) Workflow
8 18 (4.19%) Change Management
9 17 (3.95%) Change Control
10 14 (3.26%) E-Commerce
10 14 (3.26%) ERP
10 14 (3.26%) Release Management
11 13 (3.02%) Procure-to-Pay
11 13 (3.02%) Root Cause Analysis
11 13 (3.02%) Service Management
12 12 (2.79%) ITIL V3
12 12 (2.79%) Line Management
13 11 (2.56%) Continuous Improvement
13 11 (2.56%) SDLC
13 11 (2.56%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 148 (34.42%) SQL
2 50 (11.63%) Java
3 40 (9.30%) JavaScript
4 38 (8.84%) C#
5 27 (6.28%) Python
6 24 (5.58%) T-SQL
7 21 (4.88%) Perl
8 19 (4.42%) PHP
9 16 (3.72%) PowerShell
10 15 (3.49%) C++
11 13 (3.02%) PL/SQL
11 13 (3.02%) Ruby
12 11 (2.56%) C
13 8 (1.86%) Shell Script
14 6 (1.40%) VBScript
15 5 (1.16%) Bash Shell
16 4 (0.93%) TypeScript
17 3 (0.70%) VB
17 3 (0.70%) VB.NET
17 3 (0.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 45 (10.47%) Degree
2 15 (3.49%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (3.26%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (1.63%) MCDST
5 6 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (1.40%) SC Cleared
5 6 (1.40%) Security Cleared
6 5 (1.16%) DV Cleared
6 5 (1.16%) MCSE
7 4 (0.93%) CCNA
7 4 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (0.93%) MCSA
7 4 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (0.70%) MCP
8 3 (0.70%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 2 (0.47%) A+ Certification
9 2 (0.47%) CEH
9 2 (0.47%) CISSP
9 2 (0.47%) GCIA
9 2 (0.47%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.19%) SLA
2 13 (3.02%) HL7
3 12 (2.79%) QA
4 6 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.93%) BS25999
5 4 (0.93%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 3 (0.70%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.23%) GDPR
System Software
1 61 (14.19%) Active Directory
2 23 (5.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (3.49%) Hyper-V
4 7 (1.63%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (1.40%) XenDesktop
6 5 (1.16%) Firmware
6 5 (1.16%) XenApp
7 2 (0.47%) ClearTrust
7 2 (0.47%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.47%) vSphere
7 2 (0.47%) XenServer
8 1 (0.23%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.23%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.23%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 1 (0.23%) UAG
8 1 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 14 (3.26%) SCCM
2 8 (1.86%) Puppet
2 8 (1.86%) SCOM
3 5 (1.16%) Backup Exec
3 5 (1.16%) Graphite
3 5 (1.16%) WSUS
4 4 (0.93%) Ansible
4 4 (0.93%) NetBackup
4 4 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.93%) Opsview
5 3 (0.70%) EMC NetWorker
5 3 (0.70%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (0.70%) PaperCut
5 3 (0.70%) SafeCom
5 3 (0.70%) ServiceCenter
6 2 (0.47%) Ganglia
6 2 (0.47%) Grafana
6 2 (0.47%) Netcool
6 2 (0.47%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.23%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 119 (27.67%) Microsoft
2 47 (10.93%) VMware
3 40 (9.30%) Oracle
4 24 (5.58%) SAP
5 22 (5.12%) Red Hat
6 20 (4.65%) Cisco
7 19 (4.42%) Citrix
8 13 (3.02%) BroadSoft
9 11 (2.56%) Dell
9 11 (2.56%) Google
9 11 (2.56%) HP
9 11 (2.56%) NetApp
10 10 (2.33%) Veeam
11 9 (2.09%) Apple
11 9 (2.09%) Sybase
12 8 (1.86%) Adobe
12 8 (1.86%) IBM
13 7 (1.63%) EMC
13 7 (1.63%) Veritas
14 6 (1.40%) LANDesk
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Imperative People
Salary: £29000 - £34000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Itecco
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
I3
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Boston Spa, Yorkshire
Imperative People
Salary: Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Reflex Computer Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + On Call Allowance + bens
Posted: 23 hours ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum + Car Allowance + Bonus + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Talent Point
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Spring Technology
Salary: Ben
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
ISL
Salary: £20000.00 - £22000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £38000.00 per annum + Bonus + Pension & Onsite gym
Posted: 6 days ago
Hertfordshire
IQ Public Sector
Salary: £28000 - £34000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £31,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
JM
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Skipton, North Yorkshire
Skipton Building Society Charitable Foundation
Salary: £32,500
Posted: 16 days ago
Bradford
Provident Financial Management Services
Salary: 7% Bonus + Pension & Onsite gm
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Posilan Ltd
Salary: From £17,000 to £19,000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Direct Company
Posted: 8 days ago
Bradford
Provident Financial Management Services
Salary: 7% Bonus + Pension & Onsite gym
Posted: 13 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Computer People
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bradford
Provident Financial Management Services
Salary: 7% Bonus + Pension & Onsite gym
Posted: 13 days ago
Burgess Hill
Recruitment Revolution Limited
Salary: £32,000 per annum Healthcare, Pension, Flexible Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Maidenhead
Bluetown Online LTD
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago