The median annual salary for a Support Specialist was £40,001 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Support Specialist
England / South East
Rank 335 400 375
Rank change year-on-year +65 -25  
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 46 60 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.31% 0.31% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.32% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 42 52 58
Median salary £40,001 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,750 £50,000 £48,250
UK excluding London median salary £36,500 £42,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year -14.11% +25.00%  

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 14422 18600 19935
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 96.51% 96.65% 97.00%
Number of salaries quoted 12036 15863 16077
Median salary £43,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.35% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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 25 March 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 25 March 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
Berkshire +32 16 £46,250 -3.64%
Surrey +34 9 £47,500 +31.03% 2
Hampshire +23 6 £36,750 -14.53% 1
West Sussex -6 3 £33,000 -22.35% 2
Kent +20 1 £35,000 +7.69%
East Sussex - 1 - -
Support Specialist
England

Support Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 46 (48.42%) Windows
2 33 (34.74%) Active Directory
3 28 (29.47%) Microsoft
4 27 (28.42%) Windows Server
5 25 (26.32%) Linux
6 23 (24.21%) SQL
6 23 (24.21%) SQL Server
7 21 (22.11%) Finance
8 18 (18.95%) VMware
9 16 (16.84%) Office 365
10 14 (14.74%) .NET
11 12 (12.63%) Hyper-V
11 12 (12.63%) SCCM
11 12 (12.63%) VMware Infrastructure
12 11 (11.58%) Java
12 11 (11.58%) SAP
12 11 (11.58%) MS Office
12 11 (11.58%) Unix
12 11 (11.58%) CISSP
13 10 (10.53%) SAP FI
13 10 (10.53%) SAP FI/CO
13 10 (10.53%) MS Excel
13 10 (10.53%) DNS
13 10 (10.53%) ITIL
13 10 (10.53%) PowerShell
13 10 (10.53%) CentOS
13 10 (10.53%) SAP CO
13 10 (10.53%) Procure-to-Pay
13 10 (10.53%) Mentoring
14 9 (9.47%) Cybersecurity

Support Specialist Skill Set
Top Related 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 9 (9.47%) Elasticsearch
1 9 (9.47%) SharePoint
2 8 (8.42%) MS Exchange
3 7 (7.37%) Skype for Business
4 5 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (4.21%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (4.21%) IIS
6 2 (2.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (2.11%) WebLogic
7 1 (1.05%) Apache
7 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.05%) JBoss
7 1 (1.05%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (1.05%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (11.58%) MS Office
2 10 (10.53%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (10.53%) SAP CO
1 10 (10.53%) SAP FI
1 10 (10.53%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (3.16%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (2.11%) HFM
4 1 (1.05%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (1.05%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 16 (16.84%) Office 365
2 8 (8.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.11%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.53%) DNS
2 9 (9.47%) TCP/IP
3 8 (8.42%) DHCP
3 8 (8.42%) Firewall
4 7 (7.37%) SAN
5 5 (5.26%) VoIP
6 4 (4.21%) Skype
7 3 (3.16%) IP Telephony
7 3 (3.16%) LAN
7 3 (3.16%) VLAN
8 2 (2.11%) FTP
8 2 (2.11%) GSM
8 2 (2.11%) HTTP
8 2 (2.11%) Internet
8 2 (2.11%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (2.11%) SMTP
8 2 (2.11%) WAN
8 2 (2.11%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (1.05%) Ethernet
9 1 (1.05%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (24.21%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.21%) DB2
2 4 (4.21%) InfluxDB
2 4 (4.21%) Informix
2 4 (4.21%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.11%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.11%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.11%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.05%) Big Data
4 1 (1.05%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.05%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.05%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.11%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (2.11%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.05%) Git (software)
General
1 21 (22.11%) Finance
2 5 (5.26%) French Language
2 5 (5.26%) German Language
2 5 (5.26%) Retail
3 4 (4.21%) Legal
4 1 (1.05%) Back Office
4 1 (1.05%) Banking
4 1 (1.05%) Games
4 1 (1.05%) Law
4 1 (1.05%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.05%) Publishing
4 1 (1.05%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (14.74%) .NET
2 8 (8.42%) JSON
3 6 (6.32%) ASP.NET
4 4 (4.21%) HTML
5 3 (3.16%) CSS
5 3 (3.16%) Middleware
5 3 (3.16%) XML
6 2 (2.11%) AngularJS
6 2 (2.11%) Handlebars
6 2 (2.11%) KnockoutJS
6 2 (2.11%) React
6 2 (2.11%) REST
6 2 (2.11%) Velocity
6 2 (2.11%) WCF
6 2 (2.11%) Web Services
7 1 (1.05%) J2EE
7 1 (1.05%) SOAP
7 1 (1.05%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.21%) Computer Science
1 4 (4.21%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.16%) Clustering
2 3 (3.16%) Driving Licence
2 3 (3.16%) EPoS
3 2 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.11%) CMDB
3 2 (2.11%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.11%) Replication
3 2 (2.11%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.05%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.05%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 46 (48.42%) Windows
2 27 (28.42%) Windows Server
3 25 (26.32%) Linux
4 11 (11.58%) Unix
5 10 (10.53%) CentOS
6 7 (7.37%) Windows 10
7 6 (6.32%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (6.32%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (5.26%) Windows 7
9 4 (4.21%) AIX
9 4 (4.21%) Apple iOS
9 4 (4.21%) HPUX
9 4 (4.21%) Windows 8
10 3 (3.16%) Mac OS X
10 3 (3.16%) Solaris
10 3 (3.16%) SUSE
11 2 (2.11%) Android
11 2 (2.11%) Debian
11 2 (2.11%) Mac OS
11 2 (2.11%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (10.53%) ITIL
1 10 (10.53%) Mentoring
1 10 (10.53%) Procure-to-Pay
2 9 (9.47%) Cybersecurity
3 6 (6.32%) Cyber Intelligence
3 6 (6.32%) Incident Management
4 5 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (5.26%) Analytics
4 5 (5.26%) CRM
4 5 (5.26%) Microservices
4 5 (5.26%) Service Management
5 4 (4.21%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (4.21%) Document Management
5 4 (4.21%) ITSM
5 4 (4.21%) Software Engineering
6 3 (3.16%) Coaching
6 3 (3.16%) Data Protection
6 3 (3.16%) Information Management
6 3 (3.16%) Test Strategy
6 3 (3.16%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (24.21%) SQL
2 11 (11.58%) Java
3 10 (10.53%) PowerShell
4 4 (4.21%) C#
5 3 (3.16%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.11%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.11%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.05%) C
7 1 (1.05%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.05%) VB
7 1 (1.05%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.05%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (11.58%) CISSP
2 9 (9.47%) Degree
3 8 (8.42%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (6.32%) CEH
4 6 (6.32%) GCIA
5 4 (4.21%) MCP
6 3 (3.16%) HNC
6 3 (3.16%) HND
6 3 (3.16%) MCSE
7 2 (2.11%) A+ Certification
7 2 (2.11%) CCNA
7 2 (2.11%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (2.11%) CompTIA Security+
7 2 (2.11%) GCIH
7 2 (2.11%) MCSA
7 2 (2.11%) Network+ Certification
7 2 (2.11%) Security Cleared
7 2 (2.11%) Security+ Certification
8 1 (1.05%) MCITP
8 1 (1.05%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.11%) PCI DSS
1 2 (2.11%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (34.74%) Active Directory
2 12 (12.63%) Hyper-V
2 12 (12.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.21%) VMware ESX
4 3 (3.16%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (2.11%) BitLocker
5 2 (2.11%) Firmware
6 1 (1.05%) XenApp
6 1 (1.05%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (12.63%) SCCM
2 9 (9.47%) Grafana
3 4 (4.21%) Backup Exec
4 3 (3.16%) AirWatch
4 3 (3.16%) EMC NetWorker
4 3 (3.16%) NetBackup
4 3 (3.16%) PaperCut
4 3 (3.16%) SafeCom
4 3 (3.16%) SCOM
5 2 (2.11%) SCVMM
5 2 (2.11%) WSUS
6 1 (1.05%) Graphite
6 1 (1.05%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (1.05%) Kibana
6 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (1.05%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.05%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 28 (29.47%) Microsoft
2 18 (18.95%) VMware
3 11 (11.58%) SAP
4 9 (9.47%) Oracle
5 7 (7.37%) NetApp
6 6 (6.32%) Citrix
6 6 (6.32%) Veritas
7 5 (5.26%) Cisco
7 5 (5.26%) EMC
7 5 (5.26%) Sophos
7 5 (5.26%) Veeam
8 4 (4.21%) arcserve
8 4 (4.21%) CommVault
8 4 (4.21%) Polycom
8 4 (4.21%) Red Hat
8 4 (4.21%) Sybase
8 4 (4.21%) Symantec
9 3 (3.16%) Apple
9 3 (3.16%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (3.16%) Sun
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