The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Specialist role in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham 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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Specialist
Rank 112 122 126
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 17 8 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.87% 0.36% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 0.39% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 16 8 8
Average salary £51,250 £50,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £44,800 £42,800
10% offered a salary of more than £64,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,377 £43,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -4.44%
Technical Specialist
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham 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
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1848 2066 2008
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 94.38% 94.17% 93.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1573 1748 1802
Average salary £42,500 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.16% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Technical Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

Technical Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Technical Specialist
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

Technical Specialist Salary Trend in Birmingham

Technical Specialist
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Technical Specialist across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

Technical Specialist Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham 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 9 (37.50%) Windows
1 9 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (33.33%) Linux
2 8 (33.33%) Firewall
2 8 (33.33%) Incident Management
3 7 (29.17%) Shell Script
3 7 (29.17%) CA
3 7 (29.17%) Solaris
3 7 (29.17%) Perl
4 6 (25.00%) HTML
4 6 (25.00%) Java
4 6 (25.00%) Apache
4 6 (25.00%) CCNP
5 5 (20.83%) Change Management
5 5 (20.83%) CA Single Sign-On
5 5 (20.83%) CCNA
5 5 (20.83%) Windows 2000
5 5 (20.83%) Tomcat
5 5 (20.83%) LDAP
5 5 (20.83%) AIX
5 5 (20.83%) WebLogic
5 5 (20.83%) ITIL
5 5 (20.83%) UNIX
5 5 (20.83%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (20.83%) Korn
6 4 (16.67%) Data Centre
6 4 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (16.67%) Network Security
6 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
6 4 (16.67%) Cisco

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham 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 6 (25.00%) Apache
2 5 (20.83%) Tomcat
2 5 (20.83%) WebLogic
3 1 (4.17%) JBoss
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Coherence
Communications & Networking
1 8 (33.33%) Firewall
2 5 (20.83%) LDAP
3 4 (16.67%) Network Security
3 4 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (8.33%) Spanning Tree
4 2 (8.33%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (8.33%) OSPF
4 2 (8.33%) BGP
5 1 (4.17%) SAN
5 1 (4.17%) Intranet
5 1 (4.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) Hazelcast
General
1 3 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.17%) Finnish Language
2 1 (4.17%) German Language
2 1 (4.17%) Norwegian Language
2 1 (4.17%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (25.00%) HTML
2 1 (4.17%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 3 (12.50%) Life Science
3 2 (8.33%) Mobile Computing
3 2 (8.33%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 9 (37.50%) Windows
2 8 (33.33%) Linux
3 7 (29.17%) Solaris
4 5 (20.83%) UNIX
4 5 (20.83%) AIX
4 5 (20.83%) Windows 2000
5 4 (16.67%) SUSE
6 2 (8.33%) Windows Mobile
6 2 (8.33%) Android
6 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (8.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 5 (20.83%) ITIL
2 5 (20.83%) Change Management
2 5 (20.83%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (16.67%) Web Development
4 3 (12.50%) Problem Management
5 2 (8.33%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (8.33%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (4.17%) Validation
6 1 (4.17%) Migration
6 1 (4.17%) Business Continuity
6 1 (4.17%) Project Management
6 1 (4.17%) Project Planning
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (4.17%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (29.17%) Perl
1 7 (29.17%) Shell Script
2 6 (25.00%) Java
3 5 (20.83%) Korn
4 2 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (25.00%) CCNP
3 5 (20.83%) CCNA
4 4 (16.67%) CCIE
5 2 (8.33%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (20.83%) CA Single Sign-On
2 2 (8.33%) EMC NetWorker
2 2 (8.33%) Tivoli
2 2 (8.33%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 2 (8.33%) Netcool
2 2 (8.33%) Netcool/OMNIbus
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) CA
2 4 (16.67%) Juniper
2 4 (16.67%) CheckPoint
2 4 (16.67%) McAfee
2 4 (16.67%) Cisco
2 4 (16.67%) Sun
3 3 (12.50%) Oracle
3 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 2 (8.33%) Sybase
4 2 (8.33%) IBM
4 2 (8.33%) HP
4 2 (8.33%) Nimsoft
5 1 (4.17%) EMC
5 1 (4.17%) Citrix
5 1 (4.17%) NetApp
5 1 (4.17%) VMware
5 1 (4.17%) 3PAR