The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Specialist role in IT jobs advertised for the North East 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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Specialist
Rank 82 65 64
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 5 2 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 0.60% 0.31% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.32% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 2
Average salary £39,500 £45,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.22% +25.00%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £39,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+8.97% -1.26%
Technical Specialist
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the North East 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
North East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
818 633 645
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 98.08% 96.79% 95.70%
Number of salaries quoted 646 565 564
Average salary £36,500 £37,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.66% +10.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Technical Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

Technical Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Technical Specialist
Salary Trend in the North East

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

Technical Specialist Salary Trend in the North East

Technical Specialist
Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Specialist within the North East region over the 3 months to 21 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
(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
Durham - 4 - -
Technical Specialist
England

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs across the North East 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 8 (100.00%) Oracle
2 7 (87.50%) Linux
3 5 (62.50%) SQL
3 5 (62.50%) XML
4 4 (50.00%) J2EE
4 4 (50.00%) Windows
4 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 4 (50.00%) DB2
4 4 (50.00%) C#
4 4 (50.00%) C++
4 4 (50.00%) COBOL
4 4 (50.00%) Java
4 4 (50.00%) Windows XP
4 4 (50.00%) ATM
4 4 (50.00%) TCP/IP
4 4 (50.00%) IBM
4 4 (50.00%) HP
4 4 (50.00%) NCR
4 4 (50.00%) PL/1
4 4 (50.00%) EMV
4 4 (50.00%) JCL
4 4 (50.00%) Mainframe
4 4 (50.00%) Change Management
4 4 (50.00%) BASE24
4 4 (50.00%) ISO 8583
4 4 (50.00%) Tandem
4 4 (50.00%) Banking
4 4 (50.00%) Retail
4 4 (50.00%) Cryptography
4 4 (50.00%) Finance

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs across the North East 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.

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (50.00%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) ATM
1 4 (50.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (50.00%) DB2
2 1 (12.50%) SQLPlus
2 1 (12.50%) Crystal Reports
General
1 4 (50.00%) Banking
1 4 (50.00%) Retail
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) XML
2 4 (50.00%) J2EE
3 3 (37.50%) LAMP
4 1 (12.50%) OCX
4 1 (12.50%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) EMV
1 4 (50.00%) Mainframe
1 4 (50.00%) Tandem
1 4 (50.00%) Cryptography
1 4 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Linux
2 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 4 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (37.50%) Solaris
3 3 (37.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Change Management
1 4 (50.00%) Mentoring
1 4 (50.00%) Coaching
2 3 (37.50%) Matrix Management
2 3 (37.50%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) C#
2 4 (50.00%) C++
2 4 (50.00%) COBOL
2 4 (50.00%) Java
2 4 (50.00%) PL/1
2 4 (50.00%) JCL
2 4 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) ISO 8583
1 4 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Oracle
2 4 (50.00%) IBM
2 4 (50.00%) HP
2 4 (50.00%) NCR
2 4 (50.00%) VocaLink
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft