Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Support Specialist was £38,500 in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

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

Support Specialist
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 103 132 129
Rank change year-on-year +29 -3 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 4 5 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 0.28% 0.23% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.24% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 4 5 13
South Wales median annual salary £38,500 £45,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.44% +63.64% -21.43%
10th Percentile £28,175 £37,200 £21,000
90th Percentile £40,250 £47,500 £45,350
Wales median annual salary £38,500 £45,000 £27,500
% change year-on-year -14.44% +63.64% -21.43%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales. 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 Wales
Permanent vacancies in South Wales with a recognized job title 1389 2101 2404
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.23% 97.99% 98.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1241 1881 2065
South Wales median annual salary £39,500 £37,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.33% +4.17% +2.86%
10th Percentile £22,750 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £55,349 £55,250 £52,950
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -

Support Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Specialist in South Wales

Support Specialist
Salary Trend in South Wales

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

Salary trend for Support Specialist in South Wales

Support Specialist
Job Locations in South Wales

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 Wales region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
Gwent - 2 £38,500 -
Cardiff +33 1 £25,000 -38.65% 1
Caerphilly -2 1 £38,500 -14.44%
Support Specialist
Wales

Support Specialist Skill Set
Top 25 Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 Wales region featuring Support Specialist in the job title.

1 3 (75.00%) MySQL
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle
1 3 (75.00%) WebLogic
1 3 (75.00%) Unix
1 3 (75.00%) HTTP
1 3 (75.00%) RDBMS
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 3 (75.00%) Shell Script
1 3 (75.00%) Data Guard
1 3 (75.00%) High Availability
1 3 (75.00%) Process Improvement
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle Database 12c
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle Database
1 3 (75.00%) Performance Tuning
1 3 (75.00%) Relational Database
1 3 (75.00%) Change Management
1 3 (75.00%) Clustering
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle RMAN
1 3 (75.00%) QA
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (75.00%) Release Management
1 3 (75.00%) Proactive Management
2 1 (25.00%) PMO
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management

Support Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 3 (75.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 3 (75.00%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) MySQL
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle Database
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle Database 12c
1 3 (75.00%) RDBMS
1 3 (75.00%) Relational Database
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Change Management
1 3 (75.00%) High Availability
1 3 (75.00%) Performance Tuning
1 3 (75.00%) Proactive Management
1 3 (75.00%) Process Improvement
1 3 (75.00%) Release Management
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) QA
2 1 (25.00%) PMO
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) Data Guard
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle