The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Specialist role in IT jobs advertised for the City of London 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 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Specialist
Rank 251 317 313
Rank change year-on-year
+66 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 51 10 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.53% 0.085% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.091% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 35 9 16
Average salary £57,500 £52,500 £56,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.52% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £48,000 £40,750
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £46,377 £43,164 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+7.44% -4.08%
Technical Specialist
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 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
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8947 10964 11174
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 92.95% 92.73% 93.22%
Number of salaries quoted 7741 9223 9898
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% -4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Technical Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Technical Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Technical Specialist
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

Technical Specialist Salary Trend in the City of London

Technical Specialist
Salary Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Technical Specialist across the City of London region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

Technical Specialist Salary Histogram in the City of London

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT jobs across the City of London 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 69 (85.19%) Banking
2 48 (59.26%) Finance
3 44 (54.32%) Retail
4 37 (45.68%) WebSphere
5 35 (43.21%) DB2
5 35 (43.21%) WebSphere MQ
6 34 (41.98%) WebSphere Application Server
7 31 (38.27%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 26 (32.10%) SDLC
8 26 (32.10%) UNIX
9 22 (27.16%) Service Delivery
9 22 (27.16%) Mentoring
10 21 (25.93%) Change Management
11 20 (24.69%) IBM
12 17 (20.99%) Coaching
13 16 (19.75%) Analytical Skills
14 15 (18.52%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
14 15 (18.52%) SQL Server
15 13 (16.05%) QA
16 12 (14.81%) Management Information System
16 12 (14.81%) SQL
16 12 (14.81%) MS Excel
17 11 (13.58%) DHCP
17 11 (13.58%) TCP/IP
17 11 (13.58%) DNS
17 11 (13.58%) Cisco
17 11 (13.58%) CCIE
17 11 (13.58%) CCNP
17 11 (13.58%) Cisco Certification
17 11 (13.58%) Reuters

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT jobs across the City of London 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 37 (45.68%) WebSphere
2 34 (41.98%) WebSphere Application Server
3 15 (18.52%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
4 8 (9.88%) SharePoint
5 6 (7.41%) Apache
6 4 (4.94%) MQSeries
7 2 (2.47%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (2.47%) WebLogic
7 2 (2.47%) IIS
7 2 (2.47%) NetWeaver
8 1 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (1.23%) MS Exchange
8 1 (1.23%) Tomcat
8 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (1.23%) WorkSite
Applications
1 12 (14.81%) MS Excel
2 8 (9.88%) MS Office
3 1 (1.23%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 7 (8.64%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (13.58%) DHCP
1 11 (13.58%) TCP/IP
1 11 (13.58%) DNS
1 11 (13.58%) OSPF
1 11 (13.58%) BGP
2 8 (9.88%) Network Security
2 8 (9.88%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (2.47%) Internet
4 1 (1.23%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (43.21%) DB2
2 15 (18.52%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.47%) SAP HANA
4 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.23%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.23%) Sybase IQ
4 1 (1.23%) Sybase ASE
4 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (6.17%) Visual Studio
1 5 (6.17%) Eclipse
1 5 (6.17%) Maven
1 5 (6.17%) Git (software)
1 5 (6.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 69 (85.19%) Banking
2 48 (59.26%) Finance
3 44 (54.32%) Retail
4 8 (9.88%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.47%) Back Office
5 2 (2.47%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (43.21%) WebSphere MQ
2 31 (38.27%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 10 (12.35%) HTML
4 8 (9.88%) CSS
5 7 (8.64%) Web Services
5 7 (8.64%) .NET
6 6 (7.41%) ASP.NET
6 6 (7.41%) Middleware
6 6 (7.41%) Spring
7 5 (6.17%) WPF
7 5 (6.17%) Hibernate
7 5 (6.17%) J2EE
8 4 (4.94%) XML
9 2 (2.47%) HTML5
9 2 (2.47%) CSS3
10 1 (1.23%) JAX-WS
10 1 (1.23%) XSLT
10 1 (1.23%) Struts
10 1 (1.23%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 16 (19.75%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (14.81%) Management Information System
3 10 (12.35%) Reference Data
4 4 (4.94%) Equities
5 3 (3.70%) Derivative
5 3 (3.70%) Fixed Income
5 3 (3.70%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.47%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 26 (32.10%) UNIX
2 7 (8.64%) Linux
2 7 (8.64%) zOS
3 5 (6.17%) Windows
3 5 (6.17%) AIX
4 4 (4.94%) Solaris
5 2 (2.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.23%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (32.10%) SDLC
2 22 (27.16%) Mentoring
2 22 (27.16%) Service Delivery
3 21 (25.93%) Change Management
4 17 (20.99%) Coaching
5 8 (9.88%) Network Monitoring
5 8 (9.88%) Project Management
5 8 (9.88%) Requirements Management
5 8 (9.88%) Load Balancing
5 8 (9.88%) Root Cause Analysis
6 7 (8.64%) Quality Management
7 5 (6.17%) Data Modelling
7 5 (6.17%) MVC
7 5 (6.17%) Validation
7 5 (6.17%) Information Security
7 5 (6.17%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (6.17%) Performance Monitoring
7 5 (6.17%) ERD
7 5 (6.17%) Incident Management
7 5 (6.17%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 12 (14.81%) SQL
2 10 (12.35%) Java
3 6 (7.41%) C#
4 5 (6.17%) VBA
4 5 (6.17%) VBScript
5 3 (3.70%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.70%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.47%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 11 (13.58%) Cisco Certification
1 11 (13.58%) CCIE
1 11 (13.58%) CCNP
2 5 (6.17%) MCSE
2 5 (6.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (6.17%) CISA
2 5 (6.17%) CISM
3 3 (3.70%) CCDP
4 1 (1.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (16.05%) QA
2 5 (6.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (2.47%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.23%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.23%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (9.88%) SolarWinds Orion
2 2 (2.47%) Oracle ZFS
2 2 (2.47%) Tivoli
2 2 (2.47%) BMC PATROL
2 2 (2.47%) Control-M
3 1 (1.23%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.23%) SCCM
3 1 (1.23%) SCOM
3 1 (1.23%) SCVMM
3 1 (1.23%) SCSM
Vendors
1 20 (24.69%) IBM
2 11 (13.58%) Cisco
2 11 (13.58%) Reuters
2 11 (13.58%) Bloomberg
2 11 (13.58%) Radianz
2 11 (13.58%) Infoblox
3 8 (9.88%) F5
3 8 (9.88%) SolarWinds
4 7 (8.64%) Cognos
4 7 (8.64%) Microsoft
5 4 (4.94%) Oracle
6 3 (3.70%) Sybase
6 3 (3.70%) Fiserv
6 3 (3.70%) Veritas
6 3 (3.70%) Charles River
7 2 (2.47%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.47%) SAP
7 2 (2.47%) Sun
7 2 (2.47%) HP
7 2 (2.47%) BMC