The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Specialist role in IT jobs advertised for the Halifax 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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Specialist
Rank 37 34 35
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 2 2 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 1.12% 0.99% 1.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.14% 1.00% 2.06%
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 4
Average salary - £40,438 £45,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -11.12%
UK excluding London average salary £47,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.44% +12.50%
Technical Specialist
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Halifax 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
Halifax
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
176 201 194
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 98.32% 99.01% 91.51%
Number of salaries quoted 130 141 147
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £32,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% +16.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £22,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Technical Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

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

Technical Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

Technical Specialist
Salary Trend in Halifax

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

Technical Specialist Salary Trend in Halifax

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT jobs across the Halifax 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 19 (95.00%) Linux
2 18 (90.00%) Banking
3 14 (70.00%) Windows
3 14 (70.00%) HP
4 12 (60.00%) HTML
4 12 (60.00%) VB
4 12 (60.00%) MySQL
4 12 (60.00%) Retail
4 12 (60.00%) Web Development
4 12 (60.00%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 10 (50.00%) HP UCMDB
5 10 (50.00%) VMware
5 10 (50.00%) Incident Management
5 10 (50.00%) Configuration Management
5 10 (50.00%) Python
6 8 (40.00%) IBM
7 7 (35.00%) Finance
7 7 (35.00%) Dynatrace
7 7 (35.00%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (25.00%) BIG-IP
9 5 (25.00%) Load Balancing
9 5 (25.00%) Tivoli
9 5 (25.00%) NetIQ
9 5 (25.00%) Service Management
9 5 (25.00%) Service Delivery
9 5 (25.00%) Change Management
9 5 (25.00%) SMTP
9 5 (25.00%) FTP
9 5 (25.00%) HTTP

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT jobs across the Halifax 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 2 (10.00%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) BIG-IP
1 5 (25.00%) DNS
1 5 (25.00%) FTP
1 5 (25.00%) HTTP
1 5 (25.00%) HTTPS
1 5 (25.00%) SMTP
1 5 (25.00%) SSL
1 5 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (15.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (60.00%) MySQL
General
1 18 (90.00%) Banking
2 12 (60.00%) Retail
3 7 (35.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (60.00%) HTML
2 2 (10.00%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (25.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (15.00%) Online Banking
4 1 (5.00%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 19 (95.00%) Linux
2 14 (70.00%) Windows
3 5 (25.00%) Unix
4 2 (10.00%) AIX
4 2 (10.00%) Solaris
4 2 (10.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (60.00%) Web Development
2 10 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 10 (50.00%) Incident Management
3 6 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (25.00%) Change Management
4 5 (25.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
4 5 (25.00%) Load Balancing
4 5 (25.00%) Service Delivery
4 5 (25.00%) Service Management
5 4 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (5.00%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (60.00%) VB
2 10 (50.00%) Python
3 5 (25.00%) Bash Shell
3 5 (25.00%) Perl
System Software
1 5 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 12 (60.00%) HP Operations Orchestration
2 10 (50.00%) HP UCMDB
3 5 (25.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 14 (70.00%) HP
2 10 (50.00%) VMware
3 8 (40.00%) IBM
4 7 (35.00%) Dynatrace
5 5 (25.00%) F5
5 5 (25.00%) NetIQ