The median annual salary for a Support Specialist was £47,125 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Support Specialist
England / North West
Rank 235 228 235
Rank change year-on-year -7 +7  
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 12 8 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.20% 0.14% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.14% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 8 6 20
Median salary £47,125 £28,000 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +68.30% -15.15%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,750 £28,000 £29,250
10% offered a salary of more than £69,750 £37,250 £40,950
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 North West. 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
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 5897 5519 6450
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 96.80% 97.08% 96.79%
Number of salaries quoted 4923 4630 5198
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
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 the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Specialist in the North West

Support Specialist
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Support Specialist in the North West

Support Specialist
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Support Specialist in the North West over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Support Specialist in the North West

Support Specialist
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Support Specialist within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 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
Manchester -21 8 £47,500 +69.64%
Cheshire +10 4 £46,750 -
Support Specialist
England

Support Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 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 North West region featuring Support Specialist in the job title.

1 15 (53.57%) Incident Management
2 14 (50.00%) Linux
3 13 (46.43%) Oracle
4 12 (42.86%) Unix
4 12 (42.86%) Windows
4 12 (42.86%) SQL
4 12 (42.86%) Finance
4 12 (42.86%) Banking
5 10 (35.71%) ITIL
5 10 (35.71%) Service Management
6 9 (32.14%) Performance Management
7 8 (28.57%) Mainframe
7 8 (28.57%) SQL Server
7 8 (28.57%) Relational Database
8 7 (25.00%) Oracle Database
8 7 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
8 7 (25.00%) Active Directory
9 6 (21.43%) Windows Server
9 6 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (17.86%) ITIL V3
10 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
10 5 (17.86%) Management Information System
10 5 (17.86%) Risk Management
10 5 (17.86%) VMware
11 4 (14.29%) Clustering
11 4 (14.29%) Problem Management
11 4 (14.29%) Corporate Banking
11 4 (14.29%) Financial Institution
11 4 (14.29%) Cisco
11 4 (14.29%) LAN

Support Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 (10.71%) IIS
1 3 (10.71%) JBoss
1 3 (10.71%) Tomcat
2 2 (7.14%) CICS
2 2 (7.14%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.57%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (10.71%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.57%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.29%) LAN
1 4 (14.29%) WAN
2 3 (10.71%) VLAN
3 2 (7.14%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.57%) DHCP
4 1 (3.57%) DNS
4 1 (3.57%) Internet
4 1 (3.57%) SAN
4 1 (3.57%) Telepresence
4 1 (3.57%) VPN
4 1 (3.57%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (28.57%) Relational Database
1 8 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 7 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 7 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (7.14%) DB2
3 2 (7.14%) IMS/DB
4 1 (3.57%) MariaDB
4 1 (3.57%) MySQL
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (42.86%) Banking
1 12 (42.86%) Finance
2 4 (14.29%) Corporate Banking
2 4 (14.29%) Financial Institution
3 2 (7.14%) Investment Banking
3 2 (7.14%) Marketing
4 1 (3.57%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (3.57%) Private Banking
4 1 (3.57%) Retail
4 1 (3.57%) Retail Banking
4 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) .NET
1 3 (10.71%) Web Services
2 1 (3.57%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.57%) POSIX
2 1 (3.57%) WCF
2 1 (3.57%) WF
2 1 (3.57%) WSDL
2 1 (3.57%) XML
2 1 (3.57%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (28.57%) Mainframe
2 6 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (17.86%) Management Information System
4 4 (14.29%) Clustering
5 1 (3.57%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 14 (50.00%) Linux
2 12 (42.86%) Unix
2 12 (42.86%) Windows
3 6 (21.43%) Windows Server
4 4 (14.29%) AIX
5 1 (3.57%) CentOS
5 1 (3.57%) HPUX
5 1 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.57%) SUSE
5 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (53.57%) Incident Management
2 10 (35.71%) ITIL
2 10 (35.71%) Service Management
3 9 (32.14%) Performance Management
4 5 (17.86%) ITIL V3
4 5 (17.86%) Risk Management
5 4 (14.29%) Problem Management
6 3 (10.71%) Capacity Management
6 3 (10.71%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (10.71%) Load Balancing
6 3 (10.71%) Test Scripting
7 2 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (7.14%) High Availability
7 2 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (7.14%) Wealth Management
8 1 (3.57%) Coaching
8 1 (3.57%) Data Migration
8 1 (3.57%) Financial Analysis
8 1 (3.57%) Line Management
8 1 (3.57%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 12 (42.86%) SQL
2 3 (10.71%) Java
3 2 (7.14%) COBOL
3 2 (7.14%) Perl
4 1 (3.57%) AWK
4 1 (3.57%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.57%) C#
4 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.57%) Korn
4 1 (3.57%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.57%) Python
4 1 (3.57%) sed
4 1 (3.57%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) Degree
2 1 (3.57%) MCITP
2 1 (3.57%) MCSA
2 1 (3.57%) MCSE
2 1 (3.57%) MCTS
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) Ganglia
1 3 (10.71%) Netcool
2 2 (7.14%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (3.57%) SCOM
3 1 (3.57%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 13 (46.43%) Oracle
2 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
2 5 (17.86%) VMware
3 4 (14.29%) AppDynamics
3 4 (14.29%) Cisco
4 2 (7.14%) Intel Security
4 2 (7.14%) Sun
5 1 (3.57%) HP
5 1 (3.57%) Pega
5 1 (3.57%) Peregrine
5 1 (3.57%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.57%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (3.57%) Veeam