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 29 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Specialist
Rank 103 112 132
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +20
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 49 16 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.99% 0.86% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.06% 0.89% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 4 15 10
Median salary £37,500 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-21.05% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,375 £27,000 £47,600
10% offered a salary of more than £50,250 £54,800 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £45,000 £44,082
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +2.08%
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
2384 1804 2236
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 96.60% 96.63% 96.38%
Number of salaries quoted 1765 1525 1924
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,091 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.22% -

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
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 29 September 2016.

Technical Specialist Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 63 (77.78%) Service Delivery
2 62 (76.54%) Data Centre
3 53 (65.43%) Line Management
3 53 (65.43%) Continuous Improvement
3 53 (65.43%) CMDB
4 39 (48.15%) Firewall
5 38 (46.91%) Publishing
5 38 (46.91%) Presales
6 34 (41.98%) Citrix
7 33 (40.74%) Finance
8 31 (38.27%) Microsoft
9 30 (37.04%) Degree
10 29 (35.80%) Retail
11 28 (34.57%) Computer Science
11 28 (34.57%) MS Excel
12 26 (32.10%) Linux
13 24 (29.63%) SQL
14 23 (28.40%) IBM
14 23 (28.40%) Firmware
14 23 (28.40%) NetBackup
15 21 (25.93%) Software Engineering
15 21 (25.93%) Requirements Analysis
16 20 (24.69%) VMware Infrastructure
16 20 (24.69%) VMware
16 20 (24.69%) SSL
17 19 (23.46%) Active Directory
17 19 (23.46%) HP
18 18 (22.22%) DNS
19 17 (20.99%) IIS
19 17 (20.99%) Red Hat

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 17 (20.99%) IIS
2 9 (11.11%) Apache
3 3 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (3.70%) IBM Notes
3 3 (3.70%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.70%) Skype for Business
3 3 (3.70%) Tomcat
3 3 (3.70%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 28 (34.57%) MS Excel
2 7 (8.64%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (7.41%) MS Office
4 1 (1.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (16.05%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 39 (48.15%) Firewall
2 20 (24.69%) SSL
3 18 (22.22%) DNS
4 16 (19.75%) WAN
5 6 (7.41%) SAN
6 3 (3.70%) Internet
6 3 (3.70%) MPLS
6 3 (3.70%) Skype
6 3 (3.70%) SMTP
6 3 (3.70%) VoIP
7 1 (1.23%) DHCP
7 1 (1.23%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.64%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.41%) DB2
2 6 (7.41%) MySQL
General
1 38 (46.91%) Publishing
2 33 (40.74%) Finance
3 29 (35.80%) Retail
4 7 (8.64%) Banking
5 4 (4.94%) Investment Banking
6 3 (3.70%) Billing
6 3 (3.70%) Retail Banking
7 2 (2.47%) Back Office
7 2 (2.47%) Front Office
8 1 (1.23%) Financial Institution
8 1 (1.23%) French Language
8 1 (1.23%) German Language
8 1 (1.23%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.41%) LAMP
2 3 (3.70%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 62 (76.54%) Data Centre
2 53 (65.43%) CMDB
3 28 (34.57%) Computer Science
4 10 (12.35%) Blackberry
5 7 (8.64%) Mobile Computing
6 6 (7.41%) Clustering
7 3 (3.70%) PKI
7 3 (3.70%) Virtual Team
8 1 (1.23%) Cryptography
8 1 (1.23%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.23%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 26 (32.10%) Linux
2 9 (11.11%) Solaris
2 9 (11.11%) SUSE
2 9 (11.11%) Windows
3 7 (8.64%) Android
3 7 (8.64%) Apple iOS
3 7 (8.64%) Unix
3 7 (8.64%) Windows Mobile
4 6 (7.41%) AIX
4 6 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.23%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (77.78%) Service Delivery
2 53 (65.43%) Continuous Improvement
2 53 (65.43%) Line Management
3 38 (46.91%) Presales
4 21 (25.93%) Requirements Analysis
4 21 (25.93%) Software Engineering
5 16 (19.75%) Project Management
6 15 (18.52%) Gantt Chart
6 15 (18.52%) ITIL
6 15 (18.52%) ITIL V3
6 15 (18.52%) PRINCE2
6 15 (18.52%) Service Management
7 12 (14.81%) Migration
8 7 (8.64%) Customer Engagement
8 7 (8.64%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (8.64%) Technical Architecture
9 6 (7.41%) Mobile Device Management
9 6 (7.41%) Performance Analysis
9 6 (7.41%) TOGAF
9 6 (7.41%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 24 (29.63%) SQL
2 7 (8.64%) Shell Script
3 6 (7.41%) Perl
4 3 (3.70%) Java
5 1 (1.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 30 (37.04%) Degree
2 17 (20.99%) BPSS Clearance
2 17 (20.99%) LPIC
2 17 (20.99%) Security Cleared
3 15 (18.52%) CCNA
3 15 (18.52%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (18.52%) PMI Certification
3 15 (18.52%) PMP
4 6 (7.41%) ISEB
5 1 (1.23%) MCSE
5 1 (1.23%) MCTS
5 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (20.99%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 23 (28.40%) Firmware
2 20 (24.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (23.46%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.23%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 23 (28.40%) NetBackup
2 17 (20.99%) Backup Exec
2 17 (20.99%) SCCM
2 17 (20.99%) SCOM
3 6 (7.41%) Oracle RMAN
3 6 (7.41%) Oracle ZFS
3 6 (7.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 6 (7.41%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 34 (41.98%) Citrix
2 31 (38.27%) Microsoft
3 23 (28.40%) IBM
4 20 (24.69%) VMware
5 19 (23.46%) HP
6 17 (20.99%) Red Hat
7 15 (18.52%) Brocade
7 15 (18.52%) CheckPoint
7 15 (18.52%) Cisco
7 15 (18.52%) F5
7 15 (18.52%) Fortinet
7 15 (18.52%) Juniper
8 9 (11.11%) Sun
9 6 (7.41%) CA
9 6 (7.41%) Oracle
9 6 (7.41%) Veritas
10 3 (3.70%) Lotus
11 1 (1.23%) 3PAR
11 1 (1.23%) EMC
11 1 (1.23%) NetApp