Period
to 21 July 2017

The median annual salary for a Support Specialist was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 21 July 2017.

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

Support Specialist
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 154 150 211
Rank change year-on-year -4 +61 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 8 50 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.32% 1.34% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 1.40% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 6 18 10
Reading median annual salary £52,500 £48,000 £24,171
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.38% +98.59% -28.91%
10th Percentile £37,375 £36,250 £23,041
90th Percentile £56,625 £52,750 £48,875
Berkshire median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year +11.76% +18.06% -1.37%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Reading. 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
Reading
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2415 3570 4586
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 97.03% 96.02% 95.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1936 2864 3288
Reading median annual salary £46,750 £50,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.50% +8.70% +2.22%
10th Percentile £25,000 £28,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £71,250 £71,250 £72,500
Berkshire median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% - +11.11%

Support Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings that featured Support Specialist in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

Job vacancy trend for Support Specialist in Reading

Support Specialist
Salary Trend in Reading

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

Salary trend for Support Specialist in Reading

Support Specialist
Salary Histogram in Reading

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Support Specialist in Reading over the 6 months to 21 July 2017.

Salary histogram for Support Specialist in Reading

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

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 Reading region featuring Support Specialist in the job title.

1 5 (62.50%) Linux
2 4 (50.00%) Veeam
2 4 (50.00%) NetApp
2 4 (50.00%) Veritas
2 4 (50.00%) EMC
2 4 (50.00%) Oracle
2 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) Windows
3 3 (37.50%) AIX
3 3 (37.50%) HPUX
3 3 (37.50%) Solaris
3 3 (37.50%) Sybase
3 3 (37.50%) DB2
3 3 (37.50%) Informix
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (37.50%) Unix
3 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
3 3 (37.50%) CommVault
3 3 (37.50%) Red Hat
3 3 (37.50%) arcserve
3 3 (37.50%) Firewall
3 3 (37.50%) SUSE
3 3 (37.50%) Information Management
3 3 (37.50%) EMC NetWorker
3 3 (37.50%) Data Protection
4 2 (25.00%) WSUS
4 2 (25.00%) Office 365
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (25.00%) SCCM

Support Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (12.50%) IIS
1 1 (12.50%) JBoss
1 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 1 (12.50%) Skype for Business
1 1 (12.50%) Tomcat
1 1 (12.50%) WebLogic
1 1 (12.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Office 365
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) Firewall
2 2 (25.00%) DHCP
2 2 (25.00%) DNS
2 2 (25.00%) Internet
3 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 1 (12.50%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) DB2
1 3 (37.50%) Informix
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (12.50%) MySQL
3 1 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) CSS
1 1 (12.50%) HTML
1 1 (12.50%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Replication
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Clustering
2 1 (12.50%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (12.50%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Linux
2 4 (50.00%) Windows
3 3 (37.50%) AIX
3 3 (37.50%) HPUX
3 3 (37.50%) Solaris
3 3 (37.50%) SUSE
3 3 (37.50%) Unix
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (12.50%) Debian
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Data Protection
1 3 (37.50%) Information Management
2 1 (12.50%) Issue Tracking
2 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
2 1 (12.50%) Process Improvement
2 1 (12.50%) Service Management
2 1 (12.50%) Software License Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) C#
3 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL
3 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
3 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
3 1 (12.50%) VB
3 1 (12.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) MCSA
1 1 (12.50%) MCSE
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) EMC NetWorker
2 2 (25.00%) Backup Exec
2 2 (25.00%) SCCM
2 2 (25.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) EMC
1 4 (50.00%) NetApp
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle
1 4 (50.00%) Veeam
1 4 (50.00%) Veritas
2 3 (37.50%) arcserve
2 3 (37.50%) CommVault
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) Red Hat
2 3 (37.50%) Sybase
3 1 (12.50%) Adobe
3 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco
3 1 (12.50%) Mitel
3 1 (12.50%) SAP
3 1 (12.50%) Symantec
3 1 (12.50%) VMware