The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Specialist role in IT jobs advertised for the Merseyside 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 23 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Specialist
Rank 57 69 72
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 4 3 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.71% 0.48% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 0.50% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 4 3 4
Average salary £50,000 £43,000 £32,528
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.27% +32.19%
UK excluding London average salary £43,000 £40,000 £39,750
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +0.62%
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 Merseyside 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
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
527 602 568
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 93.44% 96.78% 96.93%
Number of salaries quoted 425 541 497
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Technical Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

Technical Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Technical Specialist
Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

Technical Specialist Salary Trend in Merseyside

Technical Specialist
Salary Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Technical Specialist across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 23 October 2014.

Technical Specialist Salary Histogram in Merseyside

Technical Specialist
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Specialist within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 23 October 2014. 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
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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
Liverpool +14 3 £50,000 +16.27%
St Helens - 1 £38,000 -
Technical Specialist
North West

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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%) SAN
2 18 (90.00%) ITIL
3 17 (85.00%) Degree
4 16 (80.00%) EMC
4 16 (80.00%) NetApp
5 15 (75.00%) SLA
6 12 (60.00%) NAS
7 10 (50.00%) Computer Science
8 9 (45.00%) Asset Management
8 9 (45.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (45.00%) Replication
8 9 (45.00%) CLARiiON
8 9 (45.00%) EMC Centera
8 9 (45.00%) Cisco
8 9 (45.00%) Firmware
8 9 (45.00%) Symmetrix DMX
9 7 (35.00%) Capacity Planning
9 7 (35.00%) VMFS
9 7 (35.00%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 7 (35.00%) PowerShell
9 7 (35.00%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (35.00%) vCloud
9 7 (35.00%) Performance Tuning
9 7 (35.00%) CA
9 7 (35.00%) HP
9 7 (35.00%) Client/Server
9 7 (35.00%) VMware
9 7 (35.00%) VMware ESX
9 7 (35.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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.

Cloud Services
1 7 (35.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 19 (95.00%) SAN
2 12 (60.00%) NAS
3 6 (30.00%) DMZ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 9 (45.00%) Symmetrix DMX
2 9 (45.00%) Replication
2 9 (45.00%) CLARiiON
2 9 (45.00%) EMC Centera
3 7 (35.00%) Client/Server
4 6 (30.00%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) UNIX
1 1 (5.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (90.00%) ITIL
2 9 (45.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 9 (45.00%) Asset Management
3 7 (35.00%) Capacity Planning
3 7 (35.00%) Performance Tuning
4 6 (30.00%) Change Management
4 6 (30.00%) Capacity Management
5 3 (15.00%) Problem Management
5 3 (15.00%) Service Management
6 1 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 17 (85.00%) Degree
2 7 (35.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (15.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (75.00%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (45.00%) Firmware
2 7 (35.00%) VMware ESX
2 7 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (35.00%) VMFS
2 7 (35.00%) VMware ESXi
2 7 (35.00%) vCloud
3 6 (30.00%) VMware Server
4 1 (5.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 16 (80.00%) EMC
1 16 (80.00%) NetApp
2 9 (45.00%) Cisco
3 7 (35.00%) CA
3 7 (35.00%) VMware
3 7 (35.00%) HP
4 3 (15.00%) IBM