Period
to 18 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Support Specialist was £38,500 in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

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

Support Specialist
UK > Wales
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 132 146 135
Rank change year-on-year +14 -11 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 5 6 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.26% 0.25% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.26% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 5 5 14
Wales median annual salary £38,500 £45,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.44% +63.64% -23.61%
10th Percentile £27,200 £37,200 £21,000
90th Percentile £40,250 £47,500 £45,150
UK median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% +3.90% +2.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in 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
Wales
Permanent vacancies in Wales with a recognized job title 1,877 2,317 2,585
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.70% 96.30% 97.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1,576 2,031 2,233
Wales median annual salary £39,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.33% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £23,262 £22,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £55,250 £55,250 £52,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,738
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.85% +1.64%

Support Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Specialist in Wales

Support Specialist
Salary Trend in Wales

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

Salary trend for Support Specialist in Wales

Support Specialist
Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 6 months to 18 January 2018. 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
South Wales +26 4 £38,500 -14.44%
North Wales -1 1 £30,000 -
Support Specialist
UK

Support Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 Wales region featuring Support Specialist in the job title.

1 3 (60.00%) MySQL
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle
1 3 (60.00%) WebLogic
1 3 (60.00%) Unix
1 3 (60.00%) HTTP
1 3 (60.00%) RDBMS
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 3 (60.00%) Shell Script
1 3 (60.00%) Change Management
1 3 (60.00%) Clustering
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle RMAN
1 3 (60.00%) QA
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (60.00%) Release Management
1 3 (60.00%) Data Guard
1 3 (60.00%) High Availability
1 3 (60.00%) Process Improvement
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle Database 12c
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle Database
1 3 (60.00%) Performance Tuning
1 3 (60.00%) Relational Database
1 3 (60.00%) Proactive Management
2 1 (20.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (20.00%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) Identity Access Management
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) PowerShell

Support Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 (60.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 3 (60.00%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) MySQL
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle Database
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle Database 12c
1 3 (60.00%) RDBMS
1 3 (60.00%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (20.00%) Aerospace
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Change Management
1 3 (60.00%) High Availability
1 3 (60.00%) Performance Tuning
1 3 (60.00%) Proactive Management
1 3 (60.00%) Process Improvement
1 3 (60.00%) Release Management
2 1 (20.00%) CRM
2 1 (20.00%) Identity Access Management
2 1 (20.00%) Identity Management
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (20.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (20.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) Data Guard
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (20.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft