The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Specialist role in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire 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 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Specialist
Rank 114 122 -
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 6 3 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.35% 0.17% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.17% -
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 0
Average salary £40,000 £24,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+63.26% -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,250 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+11.80% -5.29%
Technical Specialist
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheshire 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
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1597 1740 1769
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 94.22% 96.83% 95.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1222 1270 1393
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £51,700 £50,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Technical Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Technical Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Technical Specialist
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Technical Specialist Salary Trend in Cheshire

Technical Specialist
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Specialist within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford - 4 - -
Warrington +13 2 £40,000 +63.26%
Technical Specialist
North West

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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 12 (66.67%) Finance
2 8 (44.44%) Mainframe
2 8 (44.44%) Product Management
3 6 (33.33%) Oracle
3 6 (33.33%) UNIX
3 6 (33.33%) IBM
4 4 (22.22%) Financial Institution
4 4 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (22.22%) Risk Management
4 4 (22.22%) Banking
4 4 (22.22%) Investment Banking
4 4 (22.22%) Corporate Banking
4 4 (22.22%) WebSphere
4 4 (22.22%) Degree
4 4 (22.22%) Investment Management
4 4 (22.22%) Process Improvement
4 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
6 2 (11.11%) HP
6 2 (11.11%) Citrix
6 2 (11.11%) SAN
6 2 (11.11%) CICS
6 2 (11.11%) Assembly Language
6 2 (11.11%) zOS
6 2 (11.11%) Shell Script
6 2 (11.11%) Windows
6 2 (11.11%) AIX
6 2 (11.11%) HPUX
6 2 (11.11%) Solaris

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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 4 (22.22%) WebSphere
2 2 (11.11%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 2 (11.11%) DB2
General
1 12 (66.67%) Finance
2 4 (22.22%) Financial Institution
2 4 (22.22%) Banking
2 4 (22.22%) Investment Banking
2 4 (22.22%) Corporate Banking
3 2 (11.11%) Publishing
4 1 (5.56%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) HTML
1 2 (11.11%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 8 (44.44%) Mainframe
2 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (11.11%) Clustering
3 2 (11.11%) User Experience
3 2 (11.11%) HP Superdome
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) UNIX
2 2 (11.11%) zOS
2 2 (11.11%) Windows
2 2 (11.11%) AIX
2 2 (11.11%) HPUX
2 2 (11.11%) Solaris
2 2 (11.11%) Linux
2 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Product Management
2 4 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (22.22%) Risk Management
2 4 (22.22%) Investment Management
2 4 (22.22%) Process Improvement
3 2 (11.11%) SOA
3 2 (11.11%) Business Continuity
3 2 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (11.11%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (11.11%) High Availability
4 1 (5.56%) Business Development
4 1 (5.56%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) Assembly Language
1 2 (11.11%) Shell Script
1 2 (11.11%) COBOL
1 2 (11.11%) Java
1 2 (11.11%) Perl
1 2 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) Degree
2 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 2 (11.11%) Samba
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (11.11%) Hyper-V
1 2 (11.11%) XenApp
1 2 (11.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) XenMobile
1 2 (11.11%) AirWatch
2 1 (5.56%) SCCM
2 1 (5.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) Oracle
1 6 (33.33%) IBM
2 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (11.11%) HP
3 2 (11.11%) Citrix
3 2 (11.11%) VMware