The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Birmingham region that had Technical Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 4 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Specialist
Rank 108 125 142
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 33 5 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.46% 0.26% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.52% 0.27% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 2 5 7
Median salary £33,000 £35,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.71% -30.00%
UK excluding London median salary £40,250 £44,500 £40,188
% change year-on-year
-9.55% +10.73%
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
2176 1857 2153
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 96.41% 97.33% 97.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1669 1558 1953
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,545 £25,000 £22,982
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £67,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

Technical Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of job ads across the Birmingham region that featured Technical Specialist in the job title.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 4 December 2016, Technical Specialist job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Birmingham region featuring Technical Specialist in the job title.

1 66 (82.50%) Service Delivery
2 65 (81.25%) Data Centre
3 63 (78.75%) Line Management
4 61 (76.25%) Continuous Improvement
4 61 (76.25%) CMDB
5 46 (57.50%) Citrix
6 42 (52.50%) Firewall
7 38 (47.50%) Publishing
7 38 (47.50%) Presales
8 32 (40.00%) Microsoft
9 31 (38.75%) MS Excel
10 30 (37.50%) Finance
11 27 (33.75%) Linux
12 26 (32.50%) VMware
12 26 (32.50%) Retail
13 25 (31.25%) NetBackup
13 25 (31.25%) SQL
13 25 (31.25%) IBM
13 25 (31.25%) Active Directory
13 25 (31.25%) Firmware
14 24 (30.00%) SSL
14 24 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
15 23 (28.75%) DNS
16 22 (27.50%) IIS
16 22 (27.50%) Red Hat
16 22 (27.50%) LPIC
16 22 (27.50%) Backup Exec
16 22 (27.50%) BPSS Clearance
16 22 (27.50%) Disclosure Scotland
16 22 (27.50%) Security Cleared

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 22 (27.50%) IIS
2 5 (6.25%) Apache
3 3 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (3.75%) IBM Notes
3 3 (3.75%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.75%) Skype for Business
4 2 (2.50%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.50%) WebLogic
Applications
1 31 (38.75%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.25%) MS Office
2 5 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (12.50%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 42 (52.50%) Firewall
2 24 (30.00%) SSL
3 23 (28.75%) DNS
4 16 (20.00%) WAN
5 5 (6.25%) SAN
6 3 (3.75%) Internet
6 3 (3.75%) LAN
6 3 (3.75%) MPLS
6 3 (3.75%) Skype
6 3 (3.75%) SMTP
6 3 (3.75%) VoIP
7 2 (2.50%) VLAN
8 1 (1.25%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.75%) DB2
2 3 (3.75%) MySQL
General
1 38 (47.50%) Publishing
2 30 (37.50%) Finance
3 26 (32.50%) Retail
4 5 (6.25%) Banking
5 3 (3.75%) Billing
5 3 (3.75%) Investment Banking
5 3 (3.75%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.25%) Back Office
6 1 (1.25%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.25%) Front Office
6 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.75%) LAMP
2 2 (2.50%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 65 (81.25%) Data Centre
2 61 (76.25%) CMDB
3 21 (26.25%) Computer Science
4 8 (10.00%) Blackberry
5 5 (6.25%) Mobile Computing
6 3 (3.75%) Clustering
6 3 (3.75%) Virtual Team
7 2 (2.50%) PKI
8 1 (1.25%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 27 (33.75%) Linux
2 8 (10.00%) Windows
3 5 (6.25%) Android
3 5 (6.25%) Apple iOS
3 5 (6.25%) Solaris
3 5 (6.25%) SUSE
3 5 (6.25%) Windows Mobile
4 4 (5.00%) Unix
5 3 (3.75%) AIX
5 3 (3.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.50%) Windows Server
6 2 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (82.50%) Service Delivery
2 63 (78.75%) Line Management
3 61 (76.25%) Continuous Improvement
4 38 (47.50%) Presales
5 16 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 16 (20.00%) Software Engineering
6 13 (16.25%) Gantt Chart
6 13 (16.25%) ITIL
6 13 (16.25%) ITIL V3
6 13 (16.25%) PRINCE2
6 13 (16.25%) Project Management
6 13 (16.25%) Service Management
7 8 (10.00%) Migration
8 6 (7.50%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (5.00%) Mobile Device Management
10 3 (3.75%) Performance Analysis
10 3 (3.75%) Problem Management
10 3 (3.75%) Technical Architecture
10 3 (3.75%) Virtual Team Management
10 3 (3.75%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (31.25%) SQL
2 3 (3.75%) Perl
2 3 (3.75%) Shell Script
3 2 (2.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 22 (27.50%) BPSS Clearance
1 22 (27.50%) Degree
1 22 (27.50%) LPIC
1 22 (27.50%) Security Cleared
2 13 (16.25%) CCNA
2 13 (16.25%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (16.25%) PMI Certification
2 13 (16.25%) PMP
3 3 (3.75%) ISEB
4 1 (1.25%) MCSE
4 1 (1.25%) MCTS
4 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (27.50%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 25 (31.25%) Active Directory
1 25 (31.25%) Firmware
2 24 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 25 (31.25%) NetBackup
2 22 (27.50%) Backup Exec
2 22 (27.50%) SCCM
2 22 (27.50%) SCOM
3 3 (3.75%) Oracle RMAN
3 3 (3.75%) Oracle ZFS
3 3 (3.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (3.75%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 46 (57.50%) Citrix
2 32 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 26 (32.50%) VMware
4 25 (31.25%) IBM
5 22 (27.50%) Red Hat
6 17 (21.25%) HP
7 15 (18.75%) Cisco
8 13 (16.25%) Brocade
8 13 (16.25%) CheckPoint
8 13 (16.25%) F5
8 13 (16.25%) Fortinet
8 13 (16.25%) Juniper
9 5 (6.25%) Sun
10 3 (3.75%) CA
10 3 (3.75%) Lotus
10 3 (3.75%) Oracle
10 3 (3.75%) Veritas