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 16 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Technical Specialist
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 108 119 124
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 23 7 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.20% 0.38% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.24% 0.40% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 2 6 2
Median salary £33,000 £70,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-52.85% +40.00%
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%

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
1862 1768 1802
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 96.98% 96.98% 97.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1409 1499 1638
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £22,982
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 16 January 2017, 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 56 (86.15%) Data Centre
2 55 (84.62%) Line Management
2 55 (84.62%) Service Delivery
3 53 (81.54%) Continuous Improvement
3 53 (81.54%) CMDB
4 43 (66.15%) Citrix
5 37 (56.92%) Firewall
6 34 (52.31%) Publishing
6 34 (52.31%) Presales
7 26 (40.00%) VMware
7 26 (40.00%) Microsoft
8 25 (38.46%) SSL
8 25 (38.46%) Linux
8 25 (38.46%) Active Directory
9 24 (36.92%) MS Excel
9 24 (36.92%) VMware Infrastructure
10 23 (35.38%) SCCM
10 23 (35.38%) SCOM
10 23 (35.38%) Security Cleared
10 23 (35.38%) BPSS Clearance
10 23 (35.38%) Disclosure Scotland
10 23 (35.38%) SQL
10 23 (35.38%) IIS
10 23 (35.38%) DNS
10 23 (35.38%) IBM
10 23 (35.38%) Red Hat
10 23 (35.38%) Firmware
10 23 (35.38%) Finance
10 23 (35.38%) NetBackup
10 23 (35.38%) Backup Exec

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 23 (35.38%) IIS
2 2 (3.08%) Apache
2 2 (3.08%) Tomcat
2 2 (3.08%) WebLogic
Applications
1 24 (36.92%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.54%) MS Office
2 1 (1.54%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (10.77%) Sentinel
Communications & Networking
1 37 (56.92%) Firewall
2 25 (38.46%) SSL
3 23 (35.38%) DNS
4 13 (20.00%) WAN
5 3 (4.62%) Internet
5 3 (4.62%) MPLS
5 3 (4.62%) VoIP
6 2 (3.08%) LAN
6 2 (3.08%) SAN
6 2 (3.08%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.08%) SQL Server
General
1 34 (52.31%) Publishing
2 23 (35.38%) Finance
3 18 (27.69%) Retail
4 3 (4.62%) Billing
5 2 (3.08%) Banking
6 1 (1.54%) Back Office
6 1 (1.54%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.54%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.08%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 56 (86.15%) Data Centre
2 53 (81.54%) CMDB
3 12 (18.46%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.08%) PKI
5 1 (1.54%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.54%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (1.54%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 25 (38.46%) Linux
2 3 (4.62%) Windows
3 2 (3.08%) Solaris
3 2 (3.08%) SUSE
3 2 (3.08%) Windows Server
3 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.54%) Android
4 1 (1.54%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.54%) Unix
4 1 (1.54%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (84.62%) Line Management
1 55 (84.62%) Service Delivery
2 53 (81.54%) Continuous Improvement
3 34 (52.31%) Presales
4 11 (16.92%) Gantt Chart
4 11 (16.92%) ITIL
4 11 (16.92%) ITIL V3
4 11 (16.92%) PRINCE2
4 11 (16.92%) Project Management
4 11 (16.92%) Requirements Analysis
4 11 (16.92%) Service Management
4 11 (16.92%) Software Engineering
5 2 (3.08%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (3.08%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (1.54%) Migration
6 1 (1.54%) PDM
Programming Languages
1 23 (35.38%) SQL
2 2 (3.08%) Java
Qualifications
1 23 (35.38%) BPSS Clearance
1 23 (35.38%) LPIC
1 23 (35.38%) Security Cleared
2 13 (20.00%) Degree
3 11 (16.92%) CCNA
3 11 (16.92%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (16.92%) PMI Certification
3 11 (16.92%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (35.38%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 25 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 24 (36.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (35.38%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 23 (35.38%) Backup Exec
1 23 (35.38%) NetBackup
1 23 (35.38%) SCCM
1 23 (35.38%) SCOM
Vendors
1 43 (66.15%) Citrix
2 26 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 26 (40.00%) VMware
3 23 (35.38%) IBM
3 23 (35.38%) Red Hat
4 13 (20.00%) Cisco
5 11 (16.92%) Brocade
5 11 (16.92%) CheckPoint
5 11 (16.92%) F5
5 11 (16.92%) Fortinet
5 11 (16.92%) HP
5 11 (16.92%) Juniper
6 2 (3.08%) Sun