The median annual salary for a Technical Support Specialist was £54,000 in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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

Technical Support Specialist
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 110 122 150
Rank change year-on-year +12 +28  
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Support Specialist 1 9 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.077% 0.51% 0.044%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.079% 0.53% 0.045%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 1
Median salary £54,000 £50,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.00% +66.66%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £27,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year +45.45% -8.33%  

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 1268 1704 2206
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 97.02% 96.43% 96.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1045 1350 1656
Median salary £47,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £31,000 £24,936
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Technical Support Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Support Specialist in Reading

Technical Support Specialist
Salary Trend in Reading

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

Salary trend for Technical Support Specialist in Reading

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, Technical 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 Technical Support Specialist in the job title.

1 5 (83.33%) Linux
2 4 (66.67%) Oracle
2 4 (66.67%) Veeam
3 3 (50.00%) Unix
3 3 (50.00%) Sybase
3 3 (50.00%) DB2
3 3 (50.00%) SQL
3 3 (50.00%) AIX
3 3 (50.00%) HPUX
3 3 (50.00%) Informix
3 3 (50.00%) CommVault
3 3 (50.00%) NetApp
3 3 (50.00%) Veritas
3 3 (50.00%) Red Hat
3 3 (50.00%) EMC
3 3 (50.00%) arcserve
3 3 (50.00%) Firewall
4 2 (33.33%) SUSE
4 2 (33.33%) Replication
4 2 (33.33%) Backup Exec
4 2 (33.33%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (33.33%) DNS
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (33.33%) Solaris
4 2 (33.33%) Java
4 2 (33.33%) Windows
4 2 (33.33%) Information Management
4 2 (33.33%) Data Protection
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (16.67%) CentOS

Technical 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 (16.67%) IIS
1 1 (16.67%) JBoss
1 1 (16.67%) Tomcat
1 1 (16.67%) WebLogic
1 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) Firewall
2 2 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (16.67%) DHCP
3 1 (16.67%) Internet
3 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) DB2
1 3 (50.00%) Informix
2 1 (16.67%) MySQL
2 1 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) CSS
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
1 1 (16.67%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Replication
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Clustering
2 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (16.67%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (16.67%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Linux
2 3 (50.00%) AIX
2 3 (50.00%) HPUX
2 3 (50.00%) Unix
3 2 (33.33%) Solaris
3 2 (33.33%) SUSE
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
4 1 (16.67%) CentOS
4 1 (16.67%) Debian
4 1 (16.67%) Ubuntu
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Data Protection
1 2 (33.33%) Information Management
2 1 (16.67%) Data Management
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
2 1 (16.67%) Process Improvement
2 1 (16.67%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) C#
3 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL
3 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
3 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) MCSA
1 1 (16.67%) MCSE
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Backup Exec
1 2 (33.33%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (16.67%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (16.67%) NetBackup
2 1 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Oracle
1 4 (66.67%) Veeam
2 3 (50.00%) arcserve
2 3 (50.00%) CommVault
2 3 (50.00%) EMC
2 3 (50.00%) NetApp
2 3 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (50.00%) Sybase
2 3 (50.00%) Veritas
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (16.67%) HP