Period
to 16 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Support Specialist was £34,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

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
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 459 449 479
Rank change year-on-year -10 +30 +26
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 59 100 90
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.22% 0.32% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.34% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 55 86 68
South East median annual salary £34,000 £44,000 £37,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -22.73% +18.12% -6.88%
10th Percentile £24,400 £28,750 £22,675
90th Percentile £38,750 £56,500 £55,000
England median annual salary £35,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -22.22% +12.50% +3.90%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
South East
Permanent vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 25,680 29,797 30,788
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.31% 96.70% 96.95%
Number of salaries quoted 21,212 24,873 25,553
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,250 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% -

Support Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

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 6 months to 16 January 2019.

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 6 months to 16 January 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +12 15 £30,000 -25.00% 3
Thames Valley +23 14 £37,500 -14.77% 1
Surrey +31 12 £35,000 -26.32% 3
Buckinghamshire +29 12 £37,500 -7.41%
West Sussex -17 10 £32,500 -9.72%
Kent - 5 £31,000 - 1
East Sussex +3 3 - -
Berkshire -10 2 £40,000 -9.09% 1
Support Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, Support Specialist job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the South East region featuring Support Specialist in the job title.

1 26 (44.07%) Microsoft
2 25 (42.37%) Windows
3 24 (40.68%) SQL
4 22 (37.29%) Microsoft Azure
5 19 (32.20%) SQL Server
6 17 (28.81%) Office 365
7 16 (27.12%) Microsoft Office
8 15 (25.42%) IIS
9 14 (23.73%) T-SQL
10 13 (22.03%) Internet
11 12 (20.34%) Active Directory
12 11 (18.64%) Service Delivery
12 11 (18.64%) Android
13 10 (16.95%) Mentoring
13 10 (16.95%) Problem-Solving
13 10 (16.95%) QA
13 10 (16.95%) SaaS
13 10 (16.95%) PaaS
13 10 (16.95%) IaaS
13 10 (16.95%) Apple iOS
13 10 (16.95%) DHCP
13 10 (16.95%) DNS
13 10 (16.95%) Delphi
14 9 (15.25%) C#
14 9 (15.25%) .NET
14 9 (15.25%) Software Deployment
14 9 (15.25%) Customer-Centricity
14 9 (15.25%) Coaching
15 7 (11.86%) Management Information System
16 6 (10.17%) Linux

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 15 (25.42%) IIS
2 2 (3.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.69%) Apache
3 1 (1.69%) JBoss
3 1 (1.69%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.69%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.69%) WildFly
Applications
1 16 (27.12%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (6.78%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (5.08%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (3.39%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (1.69%) Magento
3 1 (1.69%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (37.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (28.81%) Office 365
3 10 (16.95%) IaaS
3 10 (16.95%) PaaS
3 10 (16.95%) SaaS
4 1 (1.69%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (22.03%) Internet
2 10 (16.95%) DHCP
2 10 (16.95%) DNS
3 3 (5.08%) Skype
4 2 (3.39%) Firewall
4 2 (3.39%) LAN
4 2 (3.39%) VoIP
4 2 (3.39%) VPN
4 2 (3.39%) Wireless
5 1 (1.69%) Broadband
5 1 (1.69%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (1.69%) SMS
5 1 (1.69%) Unified Communications
5 1 (1.69%) VLAN
5 1 (1.69%) WAN
5 1 (1.69%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (32.20%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.69%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 3 (5.08%) Advertising
1 3 (5.08%) Italian Language
2 1 (1.69%) Finnish Language
2 1 (1.69%) French Language
2 1 (1.69%) Marketing
2 1 (1.69%) Swedish Language
2 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.25%) .NET
2 4 (6.78%) HTML
3 3 (5.08%) CSS
3 3 (5.08%) XML
4 2 (3.39%) Web Services
5 1 (1.69%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.69%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.86%) Management Information System
2 4 (6.78%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (3.39%) iPad
4 1 (1.69%) Analytical Mindset
4 1 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.69%) Digital Signage
4 1 (1.69%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.69%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 25 (42.37%) Windows
2 11 (18.64%) Android
3 10 (16.95%) Apple iOS
4 6 (10.17%) Linux
4 6 (10.17%) Windows Server
5 5 (8.47%) Windows 10
6 4 (6.78%) Unix
7 2 (3.39%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.69%) CentOS
8 1 (1.69%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (18.64%) Service Delivery
2 10 (16.95%) Mentoring
2 10 (16.95%) Problem-Solving
3 9 (15.25%) Coaching
3 9 (15.25%) Customer-Centricity
3 9 (15.25%) Software Deployment
4 5 (8.47%) CRM
5 4 (6.78%) Computer Science
5 4 (6.78%) Project Management
6 3 (5.08%) Cash Management
6 3 (5.08%) ERP
7 2 (3.39%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (3.39%) Incident Management
7 2 (3.39%) ITIL
8 1 (1.69%) Content Management
8 1 (1.69%) Document Management
8 1 (1.69%) Information Security
8 1 (1.69%) Mathematics
8 1 (1.69%) Migration
8 1 (1.69%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 24 (40.68%) SQL
2 14 (23.73%) T-SQL
3 10 (16.95%) Delphi
4 9 (15.25%) C#
5 2 (3.39%) Java
6 1 (1.69%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.69%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.69%) VBA
6 1 (1.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (8.47%) Degree
2 4 (6.78%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (5.08%) A+ Certification
4 1 (1.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.69%) MCSE
4 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (16.95%) QA
System Software
1 12 (20.34%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.08%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (1.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 26 (44.07%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.17%) VMware
3 4 (6.78%) Citrix
3 4 (6.78%) Oracle
4 3 (5.08%) Cisco
5 2 (3.39%) Bomgar
5 2 (3.39%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.69%) Adobe
6 1 (1.69%) Apple
6 1 (1.69%) Aruba
6 1 (1.69%) Fujitsu
6 1 (1.69%) hybris
6 1 (1.69%) IBM
6 1 (1.69%) iManage
6 1 (1.69%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.69%) Salesforce.com