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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Specialist
Rank 118 124 99
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -25
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 10 1 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.48% 0.055% 0.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.057% 0.90%
Number of salaries quoted 5 1 11
Average salary £70,000 £55,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.27% +10.00%
UK excluding London average salary £47,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.44% +12.50%
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
1982 1746 1450
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 95.84% 96.52% 96.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1642 1577 1252
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -2.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 12 February 2016.

Technical Specialist Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (25.00%) CCNA
2 5 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 5 (25.00%) Firewall
2 5 (25.00%) Finance
2 5 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (20.00%) EDRMS
3 4 (20.00%) Legal
3 4 (20.00%) Customer Engagement
3 4 (20.00%) E-Discovery
3 4 (20.00%) Electronic Discovery Reference Model
4 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (15.00%) Technical Architecture
4 3 (15.00%) VMware
4 3 (15.00%) Unix
4 3 (15.00%) SQL
5 2 (10.00%) Perl
5 2 (10.00%) Oracle
5 2 (10.00%) Solaris
5 2 (10.00%) Linux
5 2 (10.00%) AIX
5 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
5 2 (10.00%) EMC
5 2 (10.00%) NetApp
5 2 (10.00%) SUSE
5 2 (10.00%) Citrix
5 2 (10.00%) Shell Script
5 2 (10.00%) SAN
5 2 (10.00%) Degree

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 1 (5.00%) Apache
1 1 (5.00%) NetWeaver
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Unit4 Business World
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) Firewall
2 2 (10.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) EDRMS
2 1 (5.00%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (5.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.00%) DB2
2 1 (5.00%) MySQL
2 1 (5.00%) OLAP
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle OLAP
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (5.00%) SAP BW
2 1 (5.00%) SAP HANA
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (25.00%) Finance
2 4 (20.00%) Legal
3 1 (5.00%) Advertising
3 1 (5.00%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.00%) Clustering
3 1 (5.00%) CMDB
3 1 (5.00%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Unix
2 2 (10.00%) AIX
2 2 (10.00%) Linux
2 2 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (10.00%) Solaris
2 2 (10.00%) SUSE
3 1 (5.00%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 4 (20.00%) Customer Engagement
2 4 (20.00%) E-Discovery
2 4 (20.00%) Electronic Discovery Reference Model
3 3 (15.00%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (10.00%) Presales
5 1 (5.00%) Business Analysis
5 1 (5.00%) Business Continuity
5 1 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (5.00%) Data Modelling
5 1 (5.00%) Line Management
5 1 (5.00%) Migration
5 1 (5.00%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (5.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (5.00%) SAP Implementation
5 1 (5.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (5.00%) TOGAF
5 1 (5.00%) Validation
5 1 (5.00%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) SQL
2 2 (10.00%) Perl
2 2 (10.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (5.00%) ABAP
3 1 (5.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (5.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) CCNA
1 5 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (10.00%) Degree
3 1 (5.00%) ISEB
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.00%) Firmware
3 1 (5.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) NetBackup
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle ZFS
1 1 (5.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (5.00%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) VMware
2 2 (10.00%) 3PAR
2 2 (10.00%) Citrix
2 2 (10.00%) EMC
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.00%) NetApp
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle
3 1 (5.00%) CA
3 1 (5.00%) CommVault
3 1 (5.00%) HP
3 1 (5.00%) IBM
3 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (5.00%) SAP
3 1 (5.00%) Sun
3 1 (5.00%) Veritas