Period
to 17 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Support Specialist was £36,612 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 17 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
England > South West
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 323 321 330
Rank change year-on-year -2 +9 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 14 25 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.14% 0.23% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.24% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 12 24 20
South West median annual salary £36,612 £33,750 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.48% -10.00% +46.34%
10th Percentile £23,450 £25,900 £19,975
90th Percentile £47,500 £37,500 £44,250
England median annual salary £40,081 £40,000 £38,250
% change year-on-year +0.20% +4.58% +4.79%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West. 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 West
Permanent vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 10095 10620 11558
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.56% 97.01% 97.11%
Number of salaries quoted 8379 8964 9778
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £24,500 £24,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

Support Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

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 6 months to 17 November 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 6 months to 17 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
Dorset -6 5 £45,000 +28.57%
Wiltshire +3 3 £33,225 +20.82%
Devon +17 2 £23,000 -14.81%
Bristol -27 2 £45,500 +65.45% 1
Gloucestershire - 1 £45,000 -
Somerset - 1 - -
Support Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 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 West region featuring Support Specialist in the job title.

1 7 (50.00%) SQL
2 5 (35.71%) Oracle
2 5 (35.71%) Linux
2 5 (35.71%) Unix
3 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 4 (28.57%) Service Delivery
4 3 (21.43%) Finance
4 3 (21.43%) NHS
4 3 (21.43%) DBS Check
4 3 (21.43%) Banking
4 3 (21.43%) Retail
4 3 (21.43%) Corporate Banking
5 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database
5 2 (14.29%) Windows
5 2 (14.29%) Incident Management
6 1 (7.14%) Facilities Management
6 1 (7.14%) Advertising
6 1 (7.14%) Publishing
6 1 (7.14%) Security+ Certification
6 1 (7.14%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (7.14%) VMware
6 1 (7.14%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (7.14%) Service Management
6 1 (7.14%) Firewall
6 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
6 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
6 1 (7.14%) Workflow
6 1 (7.14%) A+ Certification
6 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
6 1 (7.14%) Project Management

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 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
1 1 (7.14%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Firewall
1 1 (7.14%) Network Security
1 1 (7.14%) Remote Desktop
1 1 (7.14%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (21.43%) Banking
1 3 (21.43%) Corporate Banking
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
1 3 (21.43%) Retail
2 1 (7.14%) Advertising
2 1 (7.14%) Marketing
2 1 (7.14%) Publishing
2 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
1 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
1 1 (7.14%) Tapestry
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) NHS
2 1 (7.14%) Graphic Design
2 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Linux
1 5 (35.71%) Unix
2 2 (14.29%) Windows
3 1 (7.14%) Windows 10
3 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Service Delivery
2 2 (14.29%) Incident Management
3 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
3 1 (7.14%) Document Management
3 1 (7.14%) Facilities Management
3 1 (7.14%) Logistics
3 1 (7.14%) Personalization
3 1 (7.14%) Process Improvement
3 1 (7.14%) Project Management
3 1 (7.14%) Release Management
3 1 (7.14%) Service Management
3 1 (7.14%) Supply Chain Management
3 1 (7.14%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) DBS Check
2 1 (7.14%) A+ Certification
2 1 (7.14%) CompTIA Security+
2 1 (7.14%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) Network+ Certification
2 1 (7.14%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) VMware Workstation
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Oracle
2 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) VMware
3 1 (7.14%) Xerox