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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Specialist
Rank 195 192 204
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 34 38 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.58% 0.64% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.69% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 33 38 14
Average salary £36,500 £42,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.09% +9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £16,500 £37,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.89%
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
5469 5505 5127
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 94.10% 93.34% 94.18%
Number of salaries quoted 3846 4029 4257
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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
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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
Reading -7 17 £23,000 -37.83%
Slough - 3 £44,500 -
Bracknell - 2 £36,500 -
Windsor - 1 £67,500 -
Technical Specialist
South East

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 46 (62.16%) Windows
2 31 (41.89%) Microsoft
3 25 (33.78%) Active Directory
4 22 (29.73%) SQL Server
5 21 (28.38%) Oracle
5 21 (28.38%) Security Cleared
5 21 (28.38%) IIS
6 20 (27.03%) Project Management
7 19 (25.68%) Oracle Database
7 19 (25.68%) Oracle Database 10g
7 19 (25.68%) SQL Server 2000
7 19 (25.68%) VMware
7 19 (25.68%) Systems Analysis
7 19 (25.68%) VMware Infrastructure
7 19 (25.68%) Hyper-V
8 17 (22.97%) SC Cleared
9 15 (20.27%) DV Cleared
10 14 (18.92%) Internet
11 12 (16.22%) HP
12 11 (14.86%) ITIL
12 11 (14.86%) Migration
12 11 (14.86%) Windows Server 2008
12 11 (14.86%) SQL
13 10 (13.51%) MS Office
13 10 (13.51%) TCP/IP
14 9 (12.16%) Intranet
14 9 (12.16%) HL7
14 9 (12.16%) HTML
14 9 (12.16%) JavaScript
14 9 (12.16%) Data Analysis

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 21 (28.38%) IIS
2 6 (8.11%) MS Exchange
3 5 (6.76%) SharePoint
3 5 (6.76%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (4.05%) Lync
5 2 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.70%) Lotus Domino
5 2 (2.70%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.35%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.35%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 10 (13.51%) MS Office
2 8 (10.81%) MS Excel
3 3 (4.05%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 14 (18.92%) Internet
2 10 (13.51%) TCP/IP
3 9 (12.16%) Intranet
4 7 (9.46%) DNS
5 5 (6.76%) SAN
5 5 (6.76%) Broadband
6 4 (5.41%) DHCP
6 4 (5.41%) Firewall
6 4 (5.41%) Network Security
7 2 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (2.70%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (2.70%) WAN
7 2 (2.70%) VPN
7 2 (2.70%) LAN
8 1 (1.35%) UMTS
8 1 (1.35%) GSM
8 1 (1.35%) Frame Relay
8 1 (1.35%) LTE
8 1 (1.35%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (29.73%) SQL Server
2 19 (25.68%) Oracle Database 10g
2 19 (25.68%) SQL Server 2000
2 19 (25.68%) Oracle Database
3 5 (6.76%) Data Mining
4 2 (2.70%) DB2
5 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 5 (6.76%) Law
1 5 (6.76%) Legal
1 5 (6.76%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.05%) Finance
2 3 (4.05%) French Language
3 1 (1.35%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.16%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.76%) Smartphone
2 3 (4.05%) Replication
2 3 (4.05%) CLARiiON
2 3 (4.05%) Clustering
3 2 (2.70%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.70%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.70%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.35%) iPhone
4 1 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 46 (62.16%) Windows
2 11 (14.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (9.46%) Linux
4 6 (8.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (6.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (6.76%) AIX
5 5 (6.76%) HPUX
5 5 (6.76%) Solaris
5 5 (6.76%) UNIX
6 4 (5.41%) SUSE
7 3 (4.05%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (27.03%) Project Management
2 19 (25.68%) Systems Analysis
3 11 (14.86%) ITIL
3 11 (14.86%) Migration
4 9 (12.16%) Data Analysis
4 9 (12.16%) Data Migration
4 9 (12.16%) Performance Analysis
5 5 (6.76%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (5.41%) Logistics
6 4 (5.41%) Problem Management
7 3 (4.05%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (4.05%) Data Management
7 3 (4.05%) Data Security
7 3 (4.05%) Change Management
8 2 (2.70%) BCP
8 2 (2.70%) Online Security
8 2 (2.70%) Risk Management
8 2 (2.70%) Information Management
8 2 (2.70%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 2 (2.70%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (14.86%) SQL
2 9 (12.16%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.70%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 21 (28.38%) Security Cleared
2 17 (22.97%) SC Cleared
3 15 (20.27%) DV Cleared
4 3 (4.05%) Degree
5 2 (2.70%) CISSP
5 2 (2.70%) CISM
5 2 (2.70%) GIAC
6 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.35%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.16%) HL7
2 5 (6.76%) SLA
3 3 (4.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (4.05%) PCI DSS
4 2 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 25 (33.78%) Active Directory
2 19 (25.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (25.68%) Hyper-V
3 3 (4.05%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (4.05%) ISA Server
4 1 (1.35%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 8 (10.81%) SCCM
2 6 (8.11%) SCOM
3 2 (2.70%) ARCserve
4 1 (1.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 31 (41.89%) Microsoft
2 21 (28.38%) Oracle
3 19 (25.68%) VMware
4 12 (16.22%) HP
5 7 (9.46%) EMC
6 4 (5.41%) Red Hat
6 4 (5.41%) Riverbed
7 3 (4.05%) F5
7 3 (4.05%) ServiceNow
7 3 (4.05%) Hitachi
7 3 (4.05%) Symantec
7 3 (4.05%) McAfee
7 3 (4.05%) Websense
7 3 (4.05%) Sun
8 2 (2.70%) Sybase
8 2 (2.70%) Cisco
8 2 (2.70%) IBM
8 2 (2.70%) Lotus
9 1 (1.35%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.35%) IronPort