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 25 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Specialist
Rank 127 110 98
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 8 16 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.36% 0.78% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.82% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 8 12 3
Average salary £50,000 £43,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.94% -13.00%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
2103 1949 1581
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 94.73% 94.47% 93.88%
Number of salaries quoted 1904 1760 1338
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,000 £65,000 £59,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, 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 10 (71.43%) Linux
1 10 (71.43%) Shell Script
2 9 (64.29%) Tomcat
2 9 (64.29%) UNIX
3 8 (57.14%) Java
3 8 (57.14%) Perl
3 8 (57.14%) WebLogic
3 8 (57.14%) Apache
4 7 (50.00%) Finance
4 7 (50.00%) Incident Management
4 7 (50.00%) ITIL
4 7 (50.00%) Solaris
4 7 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 6 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (42.86%) Change Management
5 6 (42.86%) Sun
6 5 (35.71%) CA
6 5 (35.71%) CA SiteMinder
6 5 (35.71%) SUSE
6 5 (35.71%) AIX
6 5 (35.71%) LDAP
6 5 (35.71%) HTML
6 5 (35.71%) Web Development
7 4 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (28.57%) Front Office
7 4 (28.57%) SQL
7 4 (28.57%) Cisco
7 4 (28.57%) Windows 2000
7 4 (28.57%) Windows

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, 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 9 (64.29%) Tomcat
2 8 (57.14%) WebLogic
2 8 (57.14%) Apache
3 3 (21.43%) JBoss
4 2 (14.29%) Oracle Coherence
Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) LDAP
2 2 (14.29%) Intranet
2 2 (14.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Hazelcast
General
1 7 (50.00%) Finance
2 4 (28.57%) Front Office
3 1 (7.14%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) HTML
2 1 (7.14%) J2EE
2 1 (7.14%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Open Source
2 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 10 (71.43%) Linux
2 9 (64.29%) UNIX
3 7 (50.00%) Solaris
4 5 (35.71%) AIX
4 5 (35.71%) SUSE
5 4 (28.57%) Windows 2000
5 4 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) ITIL
1 7 (50.00%) Incident Management
1 7 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 6 (42.86%) Change Management
2 6 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (35.71%) Web Development
4 4 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (28.57%) Migration
5 3 (21.43%) Problem Management
6 2 (14.29%) Project Planning
7 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (7.14%) Release Management
7 1 (7.14%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 10 (71.43%) Shell Script
2 8 (57.14%) Java
2 8 (57.14%) Perl
3 4 (28.57%) SQL
3 4 (28.57%) Korn
Systems Management
1 5 (35.71%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Sun
2 5 (35.71%) CA
3 4 (28.57%) Juniper
3 4 (28.57%) Cisco
4 3 (21.43%) Oracle