The median annual salary for a Support Specialist was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 29 June 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 / West Midlands
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 218 233 202
Rank change year-on-year +15 -31  
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 7 11 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.14% 0.18% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.19% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 10 8 15
Median salary £42,500 £27,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +54.54% -21.42%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £19,375 £20,150
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,750 £48,400
UK excluding London median salary £36,750 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year -2.00% +7.14%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4960 5935 5589
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 96.71% 96.36% 96.80%
Number of salaries quoted 18244 19737 22014
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,750 £22,750 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,750 £66,250 £61,250
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.93% +1.25%  

Support Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Specialist in the West Midlands

Support Specialist
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Support Specialist in the West Midlands

Support Specialist
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Support Specialist in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Support Specialist in the West Midlands

Support Specialist
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Support Specialist within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 June 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
Birmingham +7 4 £43,750 +59.09% 1
Warwickshire +7 1 £40,000 -
Coventry - 1 £55,000 -
Staffordshire - 1 £27,500 -
Support Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 West Midlands region featuring Support Specialist in the job title.

1 10 (52.63%) SQL Server
1 10 (52.63%) Linux
2 7 (36.84%) Unix
2 7 (36.84%) SQL
2 7 (36.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (31.58%) Data Migration
3 6 (31.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (31.58%) Windows
3 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
3 6 (31.58%) Red Hat
3 6 (31.58%) Migration
3 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
4 5 (26.32%) Windows Server
4 5 (26.32%) IaaS
5 4 (21.05%) Office 365
5 4 (21.05%) Firewall
6 3 (15.79%) Project Management
6 3 (15.79%) Citrix
6 3 (15.79%) MS Exchange
6 3 (15.79%) CRM
6 3 (15.79%) SharePoint
6 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
6 3 (15.79%) PaaS
6 3 (15.79%) Network Management
6 3 (15.79%) Driving Licence
6 3 (15.79%) Enterprise Cloud
6 3 (15.79%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (15.79%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (15.79%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 3 (15.79%) SCOM

Support Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 (15.79%) MS Exchange
1 3 (15.79%) SharePoint
2 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (36.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (26.32%) IaaS
3 4 (21.05%) Office 365
4 3 (15.79%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (15.79%) PaaS
5 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) Firewall
2 2 (10.53%) NetScaler
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (5.26%) IPsec
3 1 (5.26%) IPv4
3 1 (5.26%) LAN
3 1 (5.26%) MPLS
3 1 (5.26%) Network Security
3 1 (5.26%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (5.26%) SAN
3 1 (5.26%) SSL
3 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.26%) TETRA
3 1 (5.26%) VPN
3 1 (5.26%) WAN
3 1 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (52.63%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) MySQL
General
1 1 (5.26%) Games
1 1 (5.26%) Retail
1 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) .NET
1 2 (10.53%) .NET Framework
1 2 (10.53%) CSS
1 2 (10.53%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Driving Licence
1 3 (15.79%) Enterprise Cloud
2 1 (5.26%) Fat Client
2 1 (5.26%) HP StoreVirtual
2 1 (5.26%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 10 (52.63%) Linux
2 7 (36.84%) Unix
3 6 (31.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (31.58%) Windows
4 5 (26.32%) Windows Server
5 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Data Migration
1 6 (31.58%) Migration
2 3 (15.79%) CRM
2 3 (15.79%) Network Management
2 3 (15.79%) Project Management
3 2 (10.53%) Business Analysis
3 2 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (10.53%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (10.53%) Data Management
3 2 (10.53%) E-Commerce
3 2 (10.53%) Line Management
3 2 (10.53%) Problem Management
3 2 (10.53%) Software Engineering
3 2 (10.53%) Web Application Development
4 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.26%) DNA
4 1 (5.26%) IT Strategy
4 1 (5.26%) ITIL
4 1 (5.26%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) SQL
2 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.26%) Perl
3 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 1 (5.26%) CCNA
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) PCI DSS
2 1 (5.26%) BS25999
2 1 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.79%) XenApp
2 3 (15.79%) XenDesktop
3 2 (10.53%) Hyper-V
3 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (10.53%) vSphere
4 1 (5.26%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (5.26%) ISA Server
4 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (5.26%) Terminal Services
4 1 (5.26%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (5.26%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
1 6 (31.58%) Red Hat
2 3 (15.79%) Barracuda Networks
2 3 (15.79%) Citrix
3 2 (10.53%) Cisco
3 2 (10.53%) VMware
4 1 (5.26%) CheckPoint
4 1 (5.26%) Dell
4 1 (5.26%) HP
4 1 (5.26%) Meraki
4 1 (5.26%) NetApp
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle
4 1 (5.26%) SonicWALL
4 1 (5.26%) Sybase
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