The median annual salary for a Technical Support Specialist was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 3 months to 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 100 140 145
Rank change year-on-year +40 +5  
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Support Specialist 5 3 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.40% 0.15% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.16% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 4 3 1
Median salary £50,000 £45,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +50.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £39,250 £45,000 £36,250
% change year-on-year -12.77% +24.13%  

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 1215 1846 2309
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 97.43% 93.94% 94.90%
Number of salaries quoted 934 1488 1574
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £30,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,995 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +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
Salary Histogram in Reading

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Support Specialist in Reading over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Technical Support Specialist in Reading

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 4 (80.00%) Veeam
1 4 (80.00%) Linux
2 3 (60.00%) Informix
2 3 (60.00%) AIX
2 3 (60.00%) HPUX
2 3 (60.00%) EMC
2 3 (60.00%) CommVault
2 3 (60.00%) NetApp
2 3 (60.00%) Veritas
2 3 (60.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (60.00%) Sybase
2 3 (60.00%) DB2
2 3 (60.00%) Oracle
2 3 (60.00%) Unix
2 3 (60.00%) Firewall
2 3 (60.00%) arcserve
3 2 (40.00%) Information Management
3 2 (40.00%) SUSE
3 2 (40.00%) Replication
3 2 (40.00%) Backup Exec
3 2 (40.00%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (40.00%) Data Protection
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) Solaris
3 2 (40.00%) DNS
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (20.00%) HP
4 1 (20.00%) MCSE

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 (20.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) Firewall
2 2 (40.00%) DNS
3 1 (20.00%) DHCP
3 1 (20.00%) Internet
3 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) DB2
1 3 (60.00%) Informix
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) CSS
1 1 (20.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Replication
2 1 (20.00%) Clustering
2 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (20.00%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Linux
2 3 (60.00%) AIX
2 3 (60.00%) HPUX
2 3 (60.00%) Unix
3 2 (40.00%) Solaris
3 2 (40.00%) SUSE
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
4 1 (20.00%) CentOS
4 1 (20.00%) Debian
4 1 (20.00%) Ubuntu
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Data Protection
1 2 (40.00%) Information Management
2 1 (20.00%) Data Management
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (20.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (20.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) MCSA
1 1 (20.00%) MCSE
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Backup Exec
1 2 (40.00%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (20.00%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (20.00%) NetBackup
2 1 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Veeam
2 3 (60.00%) arcserve
2 3 (60.00%) CommVault
2 3 (60.00%) EMC
2 3 (60.00%) NetApp
2 3 (60.00%) Oracle
2 3 (60.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (60.00%) Sybase
2 3 (60.00%) Veritas
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) HP