The median annual salary for a Support Specialist was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 28 March 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 West
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 217 250 224
Rank change year-on-year +33 -26  
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 12 8 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.24% 0.14% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.14% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 9 6 20
Median salary £35,000 £31,750 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.23% -3.78%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,180 £26,750 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £33,500 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £36,000 £42,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year -15.29% +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 West. 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 West
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4888 5679 5932
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 96.66% 96.80% 97.79%
Number of salaries quoted 4073 4697 4972
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £56,000 £60,000
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 West

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Specialist in the South West

Support Specialist
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for Support Specialist in the South West

Support Specialist
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Support Specialist in the South West over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Support Specialist in the South West

Support Specialist
Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 28 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
Gloucestershire - 5 £35,000 -
Bristol - 3 £35,000 - 2
Wiltshire +21 1 £45,000 -
Somerset -15 1 £33,600 +5.82%
Support Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 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 West region featuring Support Specialist in the job title.

1 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
2 9 (42.86%) SQL
3 8 (38.10%) ITIL
4 7 (33.33%) C#
5 6 (28.57%) .NET
5 6 (28.57%) Active Directory
6 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
7 4 (19.05%) Windows
7 4 (19.05%) MS Excel
7 4 (19.05%) ERP
8 3 (14.29%) SAP MM
8 3 (14.29%) Project Management
8 3 (14.29%) Workflow
8 3 (14.29%) Manufacturing
8 3 (14.29%) SharePoint
8 3 (14.29%) LAN
8 3 (14.29%) WAN
8 3 (14.29%) Citrix
8 3 (14.29%) SAP SRM
8 3 (14.29%) SAP ERP
8 3 (14.29%) SAP Business Workflow
8 3 (14.29%) Master Data Management
8 3 (14.29%) Data Management
8 3 (14.29%) Degree
8 3 (14.29%) SAP
9 2 (9.52%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (9.52%) Windows Server
9 2 (9.52%) Case Management
9 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP

Support Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.76%) CMS
2 1 (4.76%) JBoss
2 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.76%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (19.05%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (14.29%) SAP ERP
1 3 (14.29%) SAP MM
1 3 (14.29%) SAP SRM
2 1 (4.76%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (4.76%) Visualfiles
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) LAN
1 3 (14.29%) WAN
2 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
2 2 (9.52%) VPN
3 1 (4.76%) DHCP
3 1 (4.76%) DNS
3 1 (4.76%) Ethernet
3 1 (4.76%) HTTP
3 1 (4.76%) HTTPS
3 1 (4.76%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 3 (14.29%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.76%) Banking
2 1 (4.76%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Law
2 1 (4.76%) Legal
2 1 (4.76%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (28.57%) .NET
2 3 (14.29%) SAP Business Workflow
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.76%) Clustering
1 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) Windows
2 2 (9.52%) Linux
2 2 (9.52%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.76%) AIX
3 1 (4.76%) Android
3 1 (4.76%) Unix
3 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.76%) Windows 8
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) ITIL
2 4 (19.05%) ERP
3 3 (14.29%) Data Management
3 3 (14.29%) Master Data Management
3 3 (14.29%) Project Management
3 3 (14.29%) Workflow
4 2 (9.52%) Case Management
4 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
5 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (4.76%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (4.76%) Document Management
5 1 (4.76%) Incident Management
5 1 (4.76%) Load Balancing
5 1 (4.76%) Patch Management
5 1 (4.76%) Performance Management
5 1 (4.76%) Service Management
5 1 (4.76%) Test Scripting
5 1 (4.76%) Time Management
5 1 (4.76%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 9 (42.86%) SQL
2 7 (33.33%) C#
3 2 (9.52%) C++
3 2 (9.52%) Java
4 1 (4.76%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) Degree
2 2 (9.52%) MCSA
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.76%) MCP
3 1 (4.76%) MCSE
3 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.52%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.76%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Ganglia
1 1 (4.76%) Netcool
1 1 (4.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
2 3 (14.29%) Citrix
2 3 (14.29%) SAP
3 2 (9.52%) VMware
4 1 (4.76%) AppDynamics
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle
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