The median annual salary for a Support Specialist was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 3 months to 30 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
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 173 180 195
Rank change year-on-year +7 +15  
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Specialist 17 23 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.47% 0.52% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.54% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 17 20 22
Median salary £32,500 £37,500 £20,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.33% +87.50%  
UK excluding London median salary £36,500 £41,250 £33,250
% change year-on-year -11.51% +24.06%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire. 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 Yorkshire
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 3535 4292 4940
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 97.87% 96.86% 97.92%
Number of salaries quoted 3140 3559 3943
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £25,250
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £54,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,995 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +3.75%  

Support Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Specialist in West Yorkshire

Support Specialist
Salary Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Salary trend for Support Specialist in West Yorkshire

Support Specialist
Salary Histogram in West Yorkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Support Specialist in West Yorkshire over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Support Specialist in West Yorkshire

Support Specialist
Job Locations in West Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 30 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
Leeds +7 10 £37,000 -1.98%
Wetherby - 3 £31,500 - 1
Support Specialist
Yorkshire

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

For the 6 months to 30 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 Yorkshire region featuring Support Specialist in the job title.

1 15 (65.22%) Windows
2 14 (60.87%) Windows Server
3 13 (56.52%) SQL Server
4 10 (43.48%) IIS
4 10 (43.48%) SQL
5 9 (39.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
6 8 (34.78%) Internet
7 7 (30.43%) T-SQL
7 7 (30.43%) C#
8 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (26.09%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (26.09%) JavaScript
8 6 (26.09%) MS Exchange
8 6 (26.09%) Active Directory
8 6 (26.09%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (26.09%) SQL Server 2014
8 6 (26.09%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (21.74%) VMware
10 3 (13.04%) HP
10 3 (13.04%) Dell
10 3 (13.04%) EMC
10 3 (13.04%) Citrix
10 3 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (13.04%) CCNA
10 3 (13.04%) EPoS
10 3 (13.04%) DHCP
10 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
10 3 (13.04%) DNS
10 3 (13.04%) Linux

Support Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 10 (43.48%) IIS
2 6 (26.09%) Exchange Server 2013
2 6 (26.09%) MS Exchange
3 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (4.35%) Apache
4 1 (4.35%) GeoServer
4 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (34.78%) Internet
2 3 (13.04%) DHCP
2 3 (13.04%) DNS
2 3 (13.04%) Firewall
2 3 (13.04%) Remote Desktop
2 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
2 3 (13.04%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (4.35%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (56.52%) SQL Server
2 6 (26.09%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (26.09%) SQL Server 2012
2 6 (26.09%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (4.35%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (4.35%) GIS
3 1 (4.35%) MySQL
3 1 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) XML
2 1 (4.35%) Django
2 1 (4.35%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) EPoS
1 3 (13.04%) HP StoreVirtual
2 1 (4.35%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 15 (65.22%) Windows
2 14 (60.87%) Windows Server
3 9 (39.13%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (13.04%) Linux
5 3 (13.04%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (13.04%) DevOps
1 3 (13.04%) High Availability
1 3 (13.04%) Service Delivery
2 2 (8.70%) Regression Testing
3 1 (4.35%) Change Management
3 1 (4.35%) E-Discovery
3 1 (4.35%) Open Source
3 1 (4.35%) Patch Management
3 1 (4.35%) Performance Management
3 1 (4.35%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (4.35%) Process Improvement
3 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (4.35%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 10 (43.48%) SQL
2 7 (30.43%) C#
2 7 (30.43%) T-SQL
3 6 (26.09%) JavaScript
4 3 (13.04%) PowerShell
5 1 (4.35%) PHP
5 1 (4.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) CCNA
1 3 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (8.70%) MCSE
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.35%) Degree
System Software
1 6 (26.09%) Active Directory
2 3 (13.04%) XenApp
2 3 (13.04%) XenServer
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (4.35%) Terminal Services
3 1 (4.35%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
2 5 (21.74%) VMware
3 3 (13.04%) Citrix
3 3 (13.04%) Dell
3 3 (13.04%) EMC
3 3 (13.04%) HP
4 1 (4.35%) ESRI
4 1 (4.35%) iManage
4 1 (4.35%) Zend
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