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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Specialist
Rank 49 - 65
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 13 0 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 2.10% - 1.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.22% - 1.47%
Number of salaries quoted 8 0 9
Average salary £50,000 - £47,500
90% offered a salary of more than £46,400 - £32,528
10% offered a salary of more than £63,600 - £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,250 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+4.04% +16.89%
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
585 602 613
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 94.51% 97.10% 96.69%
Number of salaries quoted 475 524 565
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £52,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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
(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
Liverpool - 12 £50,000 -
St Helens - 1 £38,000 -
Technical Specialist
North West

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 32 (91.43%) ITIL
1 32 (91.43%) SAN
2 26 (74.29%) Degree
3 24 (68.57%) NAS
4 23 (65.71%) NetApp
4 23 (65.71%) EMC
5 20 (57.14%) SLA
6 19 (54.29%) Computer Science
7 16 (45.71%) Disaster Recovery
7 16 (45.71%) CLARiiON
7 16 (45.71%) EMC Centera
7 16 (45.71%) Cisco
7 16 (45.71%) Firmware
7 16 (45.71%) Symmetrix DMX
8 15 (42.86%) Replication
8 15 (42.86%) Asset Management
9 9 (25.71%) VMware Infrastructure
9 9 (25.71%) VMware
9 9 (25.71%) IBM
9 9 (25.71%) HP
10 8 (22.86%) CA
10 8 (22.86%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (22.86%) Service Management
10 8 (22.86%) PowerShell
10 8 (22.86%) Problem Management
10 8 (22.86%) Capacity Planning
10 8 (22.86%) Performance Tuning
11 7 (20.00%) vCloud
11 7 (20.00%) VMFS
11 7 (20.00%) VMware ESXi

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.86%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 32 (91.43%) SAN
2 24 (68.57%) NAS
3 6 (17.14%) DMZ
4 3 (8.57%) Firewall
5 2 (5.71%) Kerberos
5 2 (5.71%) TCP/IP
5 2 (5.71%) DNS
5 2 (5.71%) IPsec
6 1 (2.86%) Internet
6 1 (2.86%) LDAP
6 1 (2.86%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 19 (54.29%) Computer Science
2 16 (45.71%) CLARiiON
2 16 (45.71%) EMC Centera
2 16 (45.71%) Firmware
2 16 (45.71%) Symmetrix DMX
3 15 (42.86%) Replication
4 7 (20.00%) Client/Server
5 6 (17.14%) e-Health
6 2 (5.71%) PKI
7 1 (2.86%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.57%) Windows
2 1 (2.86%) Solaris
2 1 (2.86%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (91.43%) ITIL
2 16 (45.71%) Disaster Recovery
3 15 (42.86%) Asset Management
4 8 (22.86%) Service Management
4 8 (22.86%) Problem Management
4 8 (22.86%) Capacity Planning
4 8 (22.86%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (17.14%) Change Management
5 6 (17.14%) Capacity Management
6 2 (5.71%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (2.86%) Change Control
7 1 (2.86%) Server Monitoring
7 1 (2.86%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.86%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.86%) Java
2 1 (2.86%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 26 (74.29%) Degree
2 8 (22.86%) ITIL Certification
3 7 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (5.71%) MCSE
4 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (5.71%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (57.14%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (25.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (20.00%) vCloud
2 7 (20.00%) VMFS
2 7 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
2 7 (20.00%) VMware ESX
3 6 (17.14%) VMware Server
4 2 (5.71%) NFS
4 2 (5.71%) Active Directory
4 2 (5.71%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.86%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) HP SIM
1 1 (2.86%) MOM
Vendors
1 23 (65.71%) NetApp
1 23 (65.71%) EMC
2 16 (45.71%) Cisco
3 9 (25.71%) VMware
3 9 (25.71%) IBM
3 9 (25.71%) HP
4 8 (22.86%) CA
5 2 (5.71%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.86%) Dell