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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Specialist
Rank 182 205 200
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 42 9 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.73% 0.16% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 0.17% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 25 8 16
Average salary £36,500 £44,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.04% +35.38%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £37,250
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +18.12%
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
5335 5270 5450
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 92.36% 93.19% 94.06%
Number of salaries quoted 3735 4142 4566
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +5 14 £45,500 +3.40%
Windsor - 5 - -
Maidenhead - 5 £65,000 -
Bracknell - 4 £36,500 -
Technical Specialist
South East

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 31 (43.66%) Windows
2 27 (38.03%) SQL
3 23 (32.39%) SQL Server
4 22 (30.99%) Oracle
4 22 (30.99%) VMware
5 20 (28.17%) IIS
6 19 (26.76%) HTML
6 19 (26.76%) Microsoft
7 18 (25.35%) Migration
7 18 (25.35%) HL7
7 18 (25.35%) Data Migration
8 17 (23.94%) Data Analysis
8 17 (23.94%) Systems Analysis
8 17 (23.94%) Oracle Database 10g
8 17 (23.94%) SQL Server 2000
8 17 (23.94%) Project Management
8 17 (23.94%) VMware Infrastructure
8 17 (23.94%) Hyper-V
8 17 (23.94%) Oracle Database
9 14 (19.72%) Internet
10 13 (18.31%) JavaScript
10 13 (18.31%) Banking
11 10 (14.08%) Telecoms
11 10 (14.08%) BGP
12 9 (12.68%) Data Mining
12 9 (12.68%) Broadband
12 9 (12.68%) Linux
12 9 (12.68%) Law
12 9 (12.68%) Legal
12 9 (12.68%) SC Cleared

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 20 (28.17%) IIS
2 3 (4.23%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.82%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.41%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.41%) JCAPS
4 1 (1.41%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.23%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (4.23%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 14 (19.72%) Internet
2 10 (14.08%) BGP
3 9 (12.68%) Broadband
4 7 (9.86%) DNS
5 5 (7.04%) SAN
5 5 (7.04%) Firewall
5 5 (7.04%) Intranet
6 3 (4.23%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (4.23%) DMZ
6 3 (4.23%) SSL
7 2 (2.82%) LAN
7 2 (2.82%) WAN
7 2 (2.82%) DHCP
7 2 (2.82%) TCP/IP
7 2 (2.82%) VPN
7 2 (2.82%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (32.39%) SQL Server
2 17 (23.94%) Oracle Database 10g
2 17 (23.94%) SQL Server 2000
2 17 (23.94%) Oracle Database
3 9 (12.68%) Data Mining
4 4 (5.63%) DB2
5 3 (4.23%) RDBMS
5 3 (4.23%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.82%) DB2 UDB
7 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.41%) PerformancePoint
7 1 (1.41%) MySQL
7 1 (1.41%) Informix
7 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 13 (18.31%) Banking
2 10 (14.08%) Telecoms
3 9 (12.68%) Law
3 9 (12.68%) Legal
4 5 (7.04%) French Language
5 2 (2.82%) German Language
5 2 (2.82%) Finance
6 1 (1.41%) Russian Language
6 1 (1.41%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (26.76%) HTML
2 2 (2.82%) J2EE
3 1 (1.41%) CSS
3 1 (1.41%) CORBA
3 1 (1.41%) Middleware
3 1 (1.41%) X-Windows
3 1 (1.41%) jQuery
3 1 (1.41%) HTML5
3 1 (1.41%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.68%) Smartphone
2 5 (7.04%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.63%) Replication
3 4 (5.63%) Clustering
4 3 (4.23%) Data Integration
5 2 (2.82%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 31 (43.66%) Windows
2 9 (12.68%) Linux
3 7 (9.86%) AIX
3 7 (9.86%) HPUX
3 7 (9.86%) Solaris
3 7 (9.86%) UNIX
4 6 (8.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (5.63%) SUSE
6 3 (4.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (4.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.41%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.41%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (1.41%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (25.35%) Migration
1 18 (25.35%) Data Migration
2 17 (23.94%) Data Analysis
2 17 (23.94%) Systems Analysis
2 17 (23.94%) Project Management
3 6 (8.45%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (7.04%) Performance Analysis
5 4 (5.63%) Logistics
5 4 (5.63%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (4.23%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (2.82%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (2.82%) Master Data Management
7 2 (2.82%) Business Continuity Planning
7 2 (2.82%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (2.82%) Risk Analysis
7 2 (2.82%) Data Management
7 2 (2.82%) Information Management
7 2 (2.82%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 2 (2.82%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (2.82%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 27 (38.03%) SQL
2 13 (18.31%) JavaScript
3 6 (8.45%) Java
4 4 (5.63%) Python
5 3 (4.23%) Google Apps Script
5 3 (4.23%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.82%) Perl
7 1 (1.41%) C++
Qualifications
1 9 (12.68%) SC Cleared
1 9 (12.68%) Security Cleared
2 6 (8.45%) Degree
3 2 (2.82%) CISSP
3 2 (2.82%) CISM
3 2 (2.82%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (25.35%) HL7
2 2 (2.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.41%) QA
System Software
1 17 (23.94%) VMware Infrastructure
1 17 (23.94%) Hyper-V
2 5 (7.04%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (7.04%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.04%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (1.41%) Tivoli
1 1 (1.41%) Tivoli Monitoring
1 1 (1.41%) Netcool
1 1 (1.41%) Netcool/OMNIbus
Vendors
1 22 (30.99%) Oracle
1 22 (30.99%) VMware
2 19 (26.76%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.63%) Sun
3 4 (5.63%) EMC
3 4 (5.63%) Sybase
3 4 (5.63%) Hitachi
3 4 (5.63%) Red Hat
4 3 (4.23%) Google
4 3 (4.23%) F5
4 3 (4.23%) IBM
5 1 (1.41%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.41%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.41%) JBoss
5 1 (1.41%) BEA