The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Merseyside region.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Specialist
Rank 51 - 65
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 16 0 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 2.47% - 1.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.58% - 1.98%
Number of salaries quoted 9 0 13
Average salary £63,000 - £47,500
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 - £32,528
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 - £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,250 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+15.62% +6.66%
Job Titles Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
619 581 658
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 95.52% 96.99% 97.63%
Number of salaries quoted 521 500 607
Average salary £35,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Technical Specialist
North West

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 July 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 July 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 - 16 £63,000 -
Technical Specialist
North West

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 30 (93.75%) ITIL
1 30 (93.75%) SAN
2 23 (71.88%) Degree
3 22 (68.75%) NAS
4 21 (65.63%) NetApp
4 21 (65.63%) EMC
5 18 (56.25%) SLA
6 17 (53.13%) Computer Science
7 14 (43.75%) Symmetrix DMX
7 14 (43.75%) Disaster Recovery
7 14 (43.75%) CLARiiON
7 14 (43.75%) EMC Centera
7 14 (43.75%) Cisco
7 14 (43.75%) Firmware
8 13 (40.63%) Replication
8 13 (40.63%) Asset Management
9 9 (28.13%) VMware
9 9 (28.13%) VMware Infrastructure
9 9 (28.13%) HP
9 9 (28.13%) IBM
10 8 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (25.00%) PowerShell
10 8 (25.00%) Problem Management
10 8 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
10 8 (25.00%) Service Management
10 8 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
11 7 (21.88%) VMware ESXi
11 7 (21.88%) vCloud
11 7 (21.88%) VMware ESX
11 7 (21.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 (3.13%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (21.88%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 30 (93.75%) SAN
2 22 (68.75%) NAS
3 6 (18.75%) DMZ
4 3 (9.38%) Firewall
5 2 (6.25%) IPsec
5 2 (6.25%) Kerberos
5 2 (6.25%) TCP/IP
5 2 (6.25%) DNS
6 1 (3.13%) LDAP
6 1 (3.13%) DHCP
6 1 (3.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 17 (53.13%) Computer Science
2 14 (43.75%) Symmetrix DMX
2 14 (43.75%) Firmware
2 14 (43.75%) CLARiiON
2 14 (43.75%) EMC Centera
3 13 (40.63%) Replication
4 7 (21.88%) Client/Server
5 6 (18.75%) e-Health
6 2 (6.25%) PKI
7 1 (3.13%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (93.75%) ITIL
2 14 (43.75%) Disaster Recovery
3 13 (40.63%) Asset Management
4 8 (25.00%) Problem Management
4 8 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
4 8 (25.00%) Service Management
4 8 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (18.75%) Change Management
5 6 (18.75%) Capacity Management
6 2 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (3.13%) Change Control
7 1 (3.13%) Service Delivery
7 1 (3.13%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 23 (71.88%) Degree
2 8 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
3 7 (21.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (6.25%) MCITP
4 2 (6.25%) MCSE
4 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (56.25%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (28.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (21.88%) VMFS
2 7 (21.88%) VMware ESXi
2 7 (21.88%) vCloud
2 7 (21.88%) VMware ESX
3 6 (18.75%) VMware Server
4 2 (6.25%) NFS
4 2 (6.25%) Active Directory
4 2 (6.25%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) MOM
1 1 (3.13%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 21 (65.63%) EMC
1 21 (65.63%) NetApp
2 14 (43.75%) Cisco
3 9 (28.13%) IBM
3 9 (28.13%) HP
3 9 (28.13%) VMware
4 7 (21.88%) CA
5 2 (6.25%) Microsoft
6 1 (3.13%) Dell