The median annual salary for a Support Specialist was £38,750 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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

Support Specialist
England / South East
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 348 321 393
Rank change year-on-year -27 +72  
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 44 125 81
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.30% 0.68% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.70% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 41 80 73
Median salary £38,750 £37,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% -3.84%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,800 £30,000 £24,100
10% offered a salary of more than £46,750 £48,650 £54,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 14182 17817 20713
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 96.56% 96.93% 97.19%
Number of salaries quoted 11882 15144 16834
Median salary £43,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.27% +3.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £26,075 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Support Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Specialist in the South East

Support Specialist
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for Support Specialist in the South East

Support Specialist
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Support Specialist in the South East over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Support Specialist in the South East

Support Specialist
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Support Specialist within the South East region over the 3 months to 23 June 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
West Sussex +4 24 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Hampshire -14 8 £29,750 -2.45% 1
Surrey +28 3 £36,000 -24.21%
Oxfordshire +16 2 £32,500 -10.34%
Buckinghamshire +1 2 £36,500 +47.47% 2
Berkshire -21 1 £54,000 +27.05% 1
East Sussex - 1 £31,160 -
Support Specialist
England

Support Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 South East region featuring Support Specialist in the job title.

1 43 (48.31%) Windows
2 31 (34.83%) SQL
3 26 (29.21%) Windows Server
4 25 (28.09%) .NET
5 24 (26.97%) SharePoint
6 20 (22.47%) Microsoft
6 20 (22.47%) Active Directory
6 20 (22.47%) ASP.NET
7 19 (21.35%) Linux
8 18 (20.22%) CRM
8 18 (20.22%) SQL Server
9 17 (19.10%) Finance
10 16 (17.98%) Office 365
11 15 (16.85%) Change Control
11 15 (16.85%) Dynamics CRM
11 15 (16.85%) SAP
12 14 (15.73%) VMware
12 14 (15.73%) Document Management
13 12 (13.48%) SAP FI/CO
13 12 (13.48%) SAP CO
13 12 (13.48%) SAP FI
13 12 (13.48%) ITIL
13 12 (13.48%) Procure-to-Pay
14 11 (12.36%) Microsoft Azure
15 10 (11.24%) Hyper-V
15 10 (11.24%) VMware Infrastructure
15 10 (11.24%) NetApp
16 9 (10.11%) Firewall
16 9 (10.11%) SCCM
17 8 (8.99%) Degree

Support Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 24 (26.97%) SharePoint
2 7 (7.87%) MS Exchange
3 5 (5.62%) IIS
4 4 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (3.37%) WebLogic
6 2 (2.25%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (2.25%) Skype for Business
6 2 (2.25%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.12%) JBoss
7 1 (1.12%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (1.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (1.12%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.12%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (6.74%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (16.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (13.48%) SAP CO
2 12 (13.48%) SAP FI
2 12 (13.48%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (2.25%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (1.12%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 16 (17.98%) Office 365
2 11 (12.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.25%) IaaS
4 1 (1.12%) OneDrive
4 1 (1.12%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.11%) Firewall
2 8 (8.99%) DHCP
2 8 (8.99%) DNS
3 3 (3.37%) Internet
3 3 (3.37%) SAN
3 3 (3.37%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.25%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (2.25%) VoIP
4 2 (2.25%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.12%) IP Telephony
5 1 (1.12%) LAN
5 1 (1.12%) MPLS
5 1 (1.12%) NetScaler
5 1 (1.12%) Skype
5 1 (1.12%) SSL
5 1 (1.12%) Unified Communications
5 1 (1.12%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (20.22%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.49%) DB2
2 4 (4.49%) Informix
3 3 (3.37%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.37%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.12%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.12%) InfluxDB
4 1 (1.12%) MySQL
4 1 (1.12%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.12%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.12%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (4.49%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.25%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.12%) Git (software)
General
1 17 (19.10%) Finance
2 5 (5.62%) Retail
3 4 (4.49%) French Language
4 3 (3.37%) Legal
5 2 (2.25%) Back Office
5 2 (2.25%) German Language
6 1 (1.12%) Advertising
6 1 (1.12%) Billing
6 1 (1.12%) Games
6 1 (1.12%) Marketing
6 1 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (28.09%) .NET
2 20 (22.47%) ASP.NET
3 7 (7.87%) HTML
4 6 (6.74%) JSON
4 6 (6.74%) XML
5 5 (5.62%) CSS
6 4 (4.49%) AngularJS
6 4 (4.49%) Handlebars
6 4 (4.49%) KnockoutJS
6 4 (4.49%) React
6 4 (4.49%) REST
6 4 (4.49%) WCF
6 4 (4.49%) Web Services
7 2 (2.25%) Middleware
8 1 (1.12%) J2EE
8 1 (1.12%) Java EE
8 1 (1.12%) SOAP
8 1 (1.12%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.87%) Driving Licence
2 6 (6.74%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.37%) Clustering
3 3 (3.37%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (2.25%) CMDB
4 2 (2.25%) Replication
5 1 (1.12%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.12%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.12%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.12%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.12%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.12%) PKI
5 1 (1.12%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.12%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 43 (48.31%) Windows
2 26 (29.21%) Windows Server
3 19 (21.35%) Linux
4 6 (6.74%) Unix
5 5 (5.62%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (4.49%) AIX
6 4 (4.49%) HPUX
6 4 (4.49%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (3.37%) CentOS
7 3 (3.37%) Mac OS X
7 3 (3.37%) Solaris
7 3 (3.37%) SUSE
7 3 (3.37%) Windows 10
8 2 (2.25%) Debian
8 2 (2.25%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.12%) Android
9 1 (1.12%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.12%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (20.22%) CRM
2 15 (16.85%) Change Control
3 14 (15.73%) Document Management
4 12 (13.48%) ITIL
4 12 (13.48%) Procure-to-Pay
5 8 (8.99%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (4.49%) Data Protection
6 4 (4.49%) Front End Development
6 4 (4.49%) PRINCE
6 4 (4.49%) Software Engineering
7 3 (3.37%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (3.37%) Information Management
7 3 (3.37%) Problem Management
7 3 (3.37%) Test Strategy
8 2 (2.25%) Change Management
8 2 (2.25%) Configuration Management
8 2 (2.25%) ERP
8 2 (2.25%) ITSM
8 2 (2.25%) Test Scripting
8 2 (2.25%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (34.83%) SQL
2 8 (8.99%) C#
3 5 (5.62%) PowerShell
4 4 (4.49%) Java
4 4 (4.49%) JavaScript
4 4 (4.49%) TypeScript
5 2 (2.25%) C
5 2 (2.25%) PL/SQL
5 2 (2.25%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.12%) Erlang
6 1 (1.12%) VB
6 1 (1.12%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (8.99%) Degree
2 6 (6.74%) Computer Science Degree
2 6 (6.74%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (4.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (2.25%) CCNA
4 2 (2.25%) CEH
4 2 (2.25%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.25%) CISSP
4 2 (2.25%) GCIA
4 2 (2.25%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.25%) MCSA
4 2 (2.25%) MCSE
5 1 (1.12%) CCIE
5 1 (1.12%) CCNP
5 1 (1.12%) CCNP Voice
5 1 (1.12%) CCVP
5 1 (1.12%) MCITP
5 1 (1.12%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (5.62%) SLA
2 3 (3.37%) BS25999
2 3 (3.37%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (1.12%) GDPR
3 1 (1.12%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (22.47%) Active Directory
2 10 (11.24%) Hyper-V
2 10 (11.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.12%) UAG
3 1 (1.12%) XenApp
3 1 (1.12%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (10.11%) SCCM
2 4 (4.49%) Backup Exec
3 3 (3.37%) EMC NetWorker
3 3 (3.37%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (3.37%) NetBackup
3 3 (3.37%) PaperCut
3 3 (3.37%) SafeCom
4 2 (2.25%) Grafana
4 2 (2.25%) SCOM
4 2 (2.25%) WSUS
5 1 (1.12%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.12%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (1.12%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (1.12%) Graphite
5 1 (1.12%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (1.12%) Kibana
5 1 (1.12%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.12%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 20 (22.47%) Microsoft
2 15 (16.85%) SAP
3 14 (15.73%) VMware
4 10 (11.24%) NetApp
5 8 (8.99%) Oracle
6 7 (7.87%) Cisco
7 6 (6.74%) Citrix
7 6 (6.74%) Veritas
8 5 (5.62%) EMC
8 5 (5.62%) Veeam
9 4 (4.49%) arcserve
9 4 (4.49%) CommVault
9 4 (4.49%) Red Hat
9 4 (4.49%) Sybase
9 4 (4.49%) Symantec
10 3 (3.37%) Dell
10 3 (3.37%) EqualLogic
10 3 (3.37%) Equitrac
11 1 (1.12%) Dell KACE
11 1 (1.12%) MobileIron
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