The median annual salary for a Technical Support Specialist was £45,000 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
Technical Support Specialist
England / South East
Rank 372 448 436
Rank change year-on-year +76 -12  
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Support Specialist 9 12 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.060% 0.062% 0.054%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.062% 0.065% 0.055%
Number of salaries quoted 7 9 8
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £37,400 £38,600 £19,350
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £48,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £39,250 £45,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -12.77% +20.00%  

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%  

Technical Support Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Support Specialist in the South East

Technical Support Specialist
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for Technical Support Specialist in the South East

Technical Support Specialist
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Support Specialist in the South East over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Technical Support Specialist in the South East

Technical 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 Technical 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 +38 8 £45,000 -
Surrey +38 1 - -
Technical Support Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 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 South East region featuring Technical Support Specialist in the job title.

1 13 (61.90%) Windows
2 8 (38.10%) SQL
2 8 (38.10%) SQL Server
2 8 (38.10%) Active Directory
3 7 (33.33%) DNS
3 7 (33.33%) Linux
4 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 6 (28.57%) DHCP
4 6 (28.57%) VMware
5 5 (23.81%) Degree
5 5 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (23.81%) Windows Server
5 5 (23.81%) Unix
6 4 (19.05%) Firewall
6 4 (19.05%) PowerShell
6 4 (19.05%) Veeam
7 3 (14.29%) Hyper-V
7 3 (14.29%) SafeCom
7 3 (14.29%) PaperCut
7 3 (14.29%) Equitrac
7 3 (14.29%) Office 365
7 3 (14.29%) Coaching
7 3 (14.29%) SCCM
7 3 (14.29%) Time Management
7 3 (14.29%) TCP/IP
7 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (14.29%) EMC
7 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (14.29%) arcserve
7 3 (14.29%) CommVault

Technical 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 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
1 2 (9.52%) Skype for Business
2 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (4.76%) IIS
2 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Office
2 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) Office 365
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (33.33%) DNS
2 6 (28.57%) DHCP
3 4 (19.05%) Firewall
4 3 (14.29%) TCP/IP
5 2 (9.52%) FTP
5 2 (9.52%) HTTP
5 2 (9.52%) Skype
5 2 (9.52%) SMTP
5 2 (9.52%) VoIP
6 1 (4.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (38.10%) SQL Server
2 3 (14.29%) DB2
2 3 (14.29%) Informix
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (9.52%) French Language
2 1 (4.76%) Back Office
2 1 (4.76%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) .NET
1 1 (4.76%) CSS
1 1 (4.76%) HTML
1 1 (4.76%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
1 2 (9.52%) Replication
2 1 (4.76%) Clustering
2 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.76%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 13 (61.90%) Windows
2 7 (33.33%) Linux
3 5 (23.81%) Unix
3 5 (23.81%) Windows Server
4 3 (14.29%) AIX
4 3 (14.29%) HPUX
4 3 (14.29%) Mac OS X
5 2 (9.52%) Mac OS
5 2 (9.52%) NetWare
5 2 (9.52%) Solaris
5 2 (9.52%) SUSE
5 2 (9.52%) Windows 10
5 2 (9.52%) Windows 7
5 2 (9.52%) Windows 8
5 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (4.76%) CentOS
6 1 (4.76%) Debian
6 1 (4.76%) Ubuntu
6 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (14.29%) Coaching
1 3 (14.29%) Time Management
2 2 (9.52%) Data Protection
2 2 (9.52%) Defect Tracking
2 2 (9.52%) Identity Management
2 2 (9.52%) Information Management
2 2 (9.52%) ITIL
2 2 (9.52%) Matrix Organization
2 2 (9.52%) Mentoring
2 2 (9.52%) Product Management
2 2 (9.52%) Service Delivery
2 2 (9.52%) Software Engineering
3 1 (4.76%) Data Management
3 1 (4.76%) Informatics
3 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (38.10%) SQL
2 4 (19.05%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.76%) C#
3 1 (4.76%) Java
3 1 (4.76%) PL/SQL
3 1 (4.76%) T-SQL
3 1 (4.76%) VB.NET
3 1 (4.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) Degree
2 3 (14.29%) HNC
2 3 (14.29%) HND
2 3 (14.29%) MCSE
2 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (9.52%) CCNA
3 2 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (9.52%) CISSP
3 2 (9.52%) CompTIA Security+
3 2 (9.52%) MCP
3 2 (9.52%) Network+ Certification
3 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
3 2 (9.52%) Security+ Certification
4 1 (4.76%) MCSA
System Software
1 8 (38.10%) Active Directory
2 5 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (14.29%) Hyper-V
4 2 (9.52%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) PaperCut
1 3 (14.29%) SafeCom
1 3 (14.29%) SCCM
2 2 (9.52%) Backup Exec
2 2 (9.52%) EMC NetWorker
2 2 (9.52%) SCVMM
3 1 (4.76%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (4.76%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
1 6 (28.57%) VMware
2 4 (19.05%) Veeam
3 3 (14.29%) arcserve
3 3 (14.29%) CommVault
3 3 (14.29%) EMC
3 3 (14.29%) Equitrac
3 3 (14.29%) NetApp
3 3 (14.29%) Oracle
3 3 (14.29%) Red Hat
3 3 (14.29%) Sybase
3 3 (14.29%) Veritas
4 2 (9.52%) Avaya
4 2 (9.52%) Sophos
5 1 (4.76%) HP