The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Specialist role in IT jobs advertised for the Cambridge 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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Specialist
Rank 114 116 119
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 1 2 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.057% 0.13% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.059% 0.13% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 2
Average salary £30,000 £62,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-52.00% +83.82%
UK excluding London average salary £43,164 £43,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+0.38% +14.66%
Technical Specialist
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cambridge 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
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1684 1489 1946
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 95.25% 95.08% 96.15%
Number of salaries quoted 1298 1298 1724
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Technical Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Technical Specialist in the job title across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Technical Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Technical Specialist
Salary Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Technical Specialist across the Cambridge region.

Technical Specialist Salary Trend in Cambridge

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the Cambridge 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 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Solaris
2 3 (60.00%) Sun
2 3 (60.00%) Java
2 3 (60.00%) Perl
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) J2EE
2 3 (60.00%) WebLogic
2 3 (60.00%) UNIX
2 3 (60.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (60.00%) QA
2 3 (60.00%) Performance Management
2 3 (60.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (20.00%) MATLAB
3 1 (20.00%) Postgraduate
3 1 (20.00%) Python
3 1 (20.00%) Data Mining
3 1 (20.00%) C
3 1 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) .NET
3 1 (20.00%) Electronics
3 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) LabVIEW
3 1 (20.00%) Banking
3 1 (20.00%) Text Mining
3 1 (20.00%) Marketing
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) Informatics
3 1 (20.00%) Life Science

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the Cambridge 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 3 (60.00%) WebLogic
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Data Mining
1 1 (20.00%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) LabVIEW
General
1 1 (20.00%) Electronics
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
1 1 (20.00%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) J2EE
2 1 (20.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Informatics
1 1 (20.00%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Solaris
2 3 (60.00%) UNIX
2 3 (60.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (60.00%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Java
1 3 (60.00%) Perl
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) MATLAB
2 1 (20.00%) Python
2 1 (20.00%) C
2 1 (20.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Postgraduate
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Sun