The median annual salary for a Support Specialist was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in Hertfordshire during the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Support Specialist
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 136 143 143
Rank change year-on-year +7 0  
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 4 15 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.19% 0.59% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.62% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 3 15 9
Median salary £47,500 £55,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.63% +15.78%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,900 £51,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,500 £59,000 £48,300
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 Hertfordshire. 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
Hertfordshire
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2076 2434 2219
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 96.24% 95.79% 96.69%
Number of salaries quoted 1750 2002 1781
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
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 Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Specialist in Hertfordshire

Support Specialist
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Salary trend for Support Specialist in Hertfordshire

Support Specialist
Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Support Specialist in Hertfordshire over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Support Specialist in Hertfordshire

Support Specialist
Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Support Specialist within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 23 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
Hemel Hempstead -2 2 £35,500 -39.83%
Borehamwood - 1 £50,000 -
St Albans - 1 £47,500 -
Support Specialist
East of England

Support Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

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

1 10 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (36.00%) Unix
2 9 (36.00%) Linux
2 9 (36.00%) IBM
2 9 (36.00%) Advertising
3 8 (32.00%) SLA
3 8 (32.00%) Middleware
3 8 (32.00%) Solaris
3 8 (32.00%) Oracle
3 8 (32.00%) WebLogic
3 8 (32.00%) SOA
3 8 (32.00%) Load Balancing
3 8 (32.00%) Oracle Fusion
3 8 (32.00%) Oracle Service Bus
3 8 (32.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 8 (32.00%) Oracle Database 12c
3 8 (32.00%) Business Activity Monitoring
4 7 (28.00%) MS Excel
5 5 (20.00%) SOAP
5 5 (20.00%) Web Services
5 5 (20.00%) XML
5 5 (20.00%) XML Messaging
5 5 (20.00%) VMware
5 5 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (20.00%) DevOps
5 5 (20.00%) REST
5 5 (20.00%) WebSphere
5 5 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (20.00%) SCCM
5 5 (20.00%) Data Integration

Support Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 8 (32.00%) Oracle Service Bus
1 8 (32.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 8 (32.00%) WebLogic
2 5 (20.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (4.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (28.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.00%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (12.00%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.00%) LAN
1 4 (16.00%) WAN
2 2 (8.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.00%) IPsec
3 1 (4.00%) NAS
3 1 (4.00%) Network Security
3 1 (4.00%) SAN
3 1 (4.00%) Skype
3 1 (4.00%) SSH
3 1 (4.00%) Unified Communications
3 1 (4.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (32.00%) Oracle Database 12c
2 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (12.00%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (4.00%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (4.00%) MySQL
4 1 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 9 (36.00%) Advertising
2 3 (12.00%) Banking
2 3 (12.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (32.00%) Middleware
1 8 (32.00%) Oracle Fusion
2 5 (20.00%) REST
2 5 (20.00%) SOAP
2 5 (20.00%) Web Services
2 5 (20.00%) XML
2 5 (20.00%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) iSeries
1 2 (8.00%) PACS
2 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (4.00%) CMDB
2 1 (4.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 9 (36.00%) Linux
1 9 (36.00%) Unix
2 8 (32.00%) Solaris
3 3 (12.00%) Windows
4 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.00%) Windows 10
5 1 (4.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.00%) Windows Server
5 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (32.00%) Business Activity Monitoring
1 8 (32.00%) Load Balancing
1 8 (32.00%) SOA
2 5 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (20.00%) Data Integration
2 5 (20.00%) DevOps
2 5 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (12.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (8.00%) ITIL
4 2 (8.00%) ITIL V3
4 2 (8.00%) Workflow
5 1 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (4.00%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.00%) ERP
5 1 (4.00%) High Availability
5 1 (4.00%) ITSM
5 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2
5 1 (4.00%) Project Management
5 1 (4.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.00%) Perl
2 1 (4.00%) Python
2 1 (4.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) CCNA
1 1 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (4.00%) Degree
1 1 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (4.00%) MCITP
1 1 (4.00%) MCP
1 1 (4.00%) MCSA
1 1 (4.00%) MCSE
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (4.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (32.00%) SLA
2 1 (4.00%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (20.00%) SCCM
2 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (4.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (36.00%) IBM
3 8 (32.00%) Oracle
4 5 (20.00%) VMware
5 4 (16.00%) CommVault
5 4 (16.00%) Veeam
6 1 (4.00%) ServiceNow
6 1 (4.00%) Sybase