The median annual salary for a Support Specialist was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 27 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 / West Midlands
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 202 238 208
Rank change year-on-year +36 -30  
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 13 8 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.28% 0.13% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.13% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 11 5 7
Median salary £35,000 £37,000 £26,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.40% +42.30%  
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 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 4575 5932 4964
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 96.89% 96.39% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 3785 4827 4246
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £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 West Midlands

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

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 27 March 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 27 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
Solihull - 9 £35,000 - 1
Staffordshire +13 2 - -
Coventry - 1 £32,500 -
Warwickshire - 1 £23,000 -
Support Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 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 West Midlands region featuring Support Specialist in the job title.

1 8 (50.00%) Linux
1 8 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 8 (50.00%) SQL
1 8 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 8 (50.00%) Unix
2 7 (43.75%) Red Hat
2 7 (43.75%) Migration
2 7 (43.75%) Data Migration
2 7 (43.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (25.00%) Windows
4 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
4 3 (18.75%) Citrix
4 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
4 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
4 3 (18.75%) XenApp
4 3 (18.75%) XenDesktop
4 3 (18.75%) Driving Licence
5 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (12.50%) Office 365
5 2 (12.50%) Web Application Development
5 2 (12.50%) NetScaler
5 2 (12.50%) IaaS
5 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (12.50%) Line Management
5 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (12.50%) PCI DSS
5 2 (12.50%) Business Analysis
5 2 (12.50%) Data Management

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 (18.75%) MS Exchange
2 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 8 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) IaaS
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) NetScaler
2 1 (6.25%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) DB2
2 1 (6.25%) MySQL
General
1 1 (6.25%) Games
1 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
1 1 (6.25%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) CSS
1 2 (12.50%) HTML
2 1 (6.25%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Driving Licence
2 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Linux
1 8 (50.00%) Unix
2 7 (43.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (25.00%) Windows
4 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Data Migration
1 7 (43.75%) Migration
2 2 (12.50%) Business Analysis
2 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (12.50%) Data Management
2 2 (12.50%) E-Commerce
2 2 (12.50%) ITIL
2 2 (12.50%) Line Management
2 2 (12.50%) Problem Management
2 2 (12.50%) Project Management
2 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
2 2 (12.50%) Web Application Development
3 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
3 1 (6.25%) IT Strategy
3 1 (6.25%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (6.25%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.25%) C#
3 1 (6.25%) Java
3 1 (6.25%) Perl
3 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
3 1 (6.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) PCI DSS
2 1 (6.25%) BS25999
2 1 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
1 3 (18.75%) XenApp
1 3 (18.75%) XenDesktop
2 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Nagios
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Red Hat
2 3 (18.75%) Citrix
3 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (12.50%) VMware
4 1 (6.25%) Dell
4 1 (6.25%) EqualLogic
4 1 (6.25%) NetApp
4 1 (6.25%) Nimsoft
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle
4 1 (6.25%) SolarWinds
4 1 (6.25%) Sybase
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £36000 per annum, Benefits extensive benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Herefordshire
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago