The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Specialist role in IT jobs advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Technical Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 28 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Specialist
Rank 195 192 213
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +21
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 22 31 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.43% 0.55% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.59% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 22 30 8
Average salary £50,000 £38,500 £43,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.87% -10.98%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £27,150 £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £63,750 £46,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.50% +5.62%
Technical Specialist
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Berkshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
4735 5236 4992
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 93.14% 92.69% 94.38%
Number of salaries quoted 3553 3803 3970
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Technical Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Technical Specialist in the job title across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Technical Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Technical Specialist
Salary Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Technical Specialist across the Berkshire region.

Technical Specialist Salary Trend in Berkshire

Technical Specialist
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Technical Specialist across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015.

Technical Specialist Salary Histogram in Berkshire

Technical Specialist
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Specialist within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bracknell +25 12 £50,000 +163.15%
Reading +5 6 £48,750 -25.00%
Maidenhead 0 2 £70,000 +40.00%
Technical Specialist
South East

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Technical Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Technical Specialist in their job title.

1 30 (58.82%) SharePoint
2 23 (45.10%) IBM
3 22 (43.14%) Windows
4 20 (39.22%) Active Directory
5 19 (37.25%) DNS
6 17 (33.33%) WebSphere
6 17 (33.33%) Office 365
7 16 (31.37%) Social Media
7 16 (31.37%) WebSphere Portal
7 16 (31.37%) Customer Engagement
7 16 (31.37%) IBM Connections
7 16 (31.37%) Marketing
7 16 (31.37%) Retail
7 16 (31.37%) Finance
7 16 (31.37%) Manufacturing
7 16 (31.37%) IBM Certification
7 16 (31.37%) Lotus Domino
7 16 (31.37%) Analytics
8 14 (27.45%) SCOM
9 13 (25.49%) PowerShell
9 13 (25.49%) Splunk
9 13 (25.49%) VBScript
10 11 (21.57%) Windows Server 2012
11 10 (19.61%) Logistics
12 9 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
12 9 (17.65%) HP
13 7 (13.73%) EMC
13 7 (13.73%) Linux
13 7 (13.73%) VMware
13 7 (13.73%) Forefront Identity Manager

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Technical Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Technical Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 30 (58.82%) SharePoint
2 17 (33.33%) WebSphere
3 16 (31.37%) WebSphere Portal
3 16 (31.37%) IBM Connections
3 16 (31.37%) Lotus Domino
4 4 (7.84%) MS Exchange
5 2 (3.92%) IIS
6 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.96%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.96%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.96%) Lync
6 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (5.88%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.92%) MS Office
3 1 (1.96%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 17 (33.33%) Office 365
2 2 (3.92%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (3.92%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 19 (37.25%) DNS
2 6 (11.76%) Firewall
3 3 (5.88%) TCP/IP
3 3 (5.88%) SAN
4 2 (3.92%) DMZ
4 2 (3.92%) DHCP
5 1 (1.96%) IOS XR
5 1 (1.96%) IKE
5 1 (1.96%) IPX
5 1 (1.96%) IPX/SPX
5 1 (1.96%) PPP
5 1 (1.96%) RIP
5 1 (1.96%) SNMP
5 1 (1.96%) VoIP
5 1 (1.96%) WLAN
5 1 (1.96%) POP3
5 1 (1.96%) SMTP
5 1 (1.96%) MPLS
5 1 (1.96%) OSPF
5 1 (1.96%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.88%) DB2
2 1 (1.96%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 16 (31.37%) Marketing
1 16 (31.37%) Retail
1 16 (31.37%) Finance
1 16 (31.37%) Manufacturing
2 3 (5.88%) French Language
3 2 (3.92%) Banking
4 1 (1.96%) German Language
4 1 (1.96%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.96%) MSMQ
1 1 (1.96%) .NET
1 1 (1.96%) Middleware
1 1 (1.96%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 16 (31.37%) Social Media
2 3 (5.88%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.88%) Replication
2 3 (5.88%) Clustering
3 2 (3.92%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.96%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 22 (43.14%) Windows
2 11 (21.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (13.73%) Linux
5 6 (11.76%) SUSE
5 6 (11.76%) UNIX
5 6 (11.76%) AIX
5 6 (11.76%) HPUX
5 6 (11.76%) Solaris
6 3 (5.88%) Debian
6 3 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (31.37%) Customer Engagement
1 16 (31.37%) Analytics
2 10 (19.61%) Logistics
3 4 (7.84%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (7.84%) Data Management
3 4 (7.84%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (1.96%) SOA
4 1 (1.96%) ITIL
4 1 (1.96%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (1.96%) Data Security
4 1 (1.96%) Change Management
4 1 (1.96%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 13 (25.49%) PowerShell
1 13 (25.49%) VBScript
2 4 (7.84%) SQL
3 3 (5.88%) Java
4 2 (3.92%) Python
4 2 (3.92%) Google Apps Script
5 1 (1.96%) C#
Qualifications
1 16 (31.37%) IBM Certification
2 2 (3.92%) Degree
2 2 (3.92%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.92%) DV Cleared
2 2 (3.92%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.92%) VCP5
2 2 (3.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (3.92%) VCP4
3 1 (1.96%) MCSA
3 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (1.96%) SLA
1 1 (1.96%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (39.22%) Active Directory
2 6 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (7.84%) XenApp
3 4 (7.84%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (3.92%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.96%) ISA Server
5 1 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 14 (27.45%) SCOM
2 7 (13.73%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 5 (9.80%) SCCM
4 3 (5.88%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 23 (45.10%) IBM
2 13 (25.49%) Splunk
3 9 (17.65%) HP
4 7 (13.73%) EMC
4 7 (13.73%) VMware
5 6 (11.76%) Red Hat
6 4 (7.84%) Symantec
6 4 (7.84%) Microsoft
7 3 (5.88%) Oracle
7 3 (5.88%) Sybase
7 3 (5.88%) Sun
7 3 (5.88%) Dell
7 3 (5.88%) Hitachi
8 2 (3.92%) Google
9 1 (1.96%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.96%) Lotus
9 1 (1.96%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.96%) McAfee
9 1 (1.96%) Websense
9 1 (1.96%) Cisco
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