The first table below looks at the demand for the Technical Specialist role in IT jobs advertised for the North West 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 1 August 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 North West region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Specialist
Rank 214 227 235
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 28 15 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.39% 0.21% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.22% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 16 9 18
Average salary £50,000 £26,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+88.67% -41.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,750 £25,500 £30,250
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £43,100 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,750 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +18.75%
Job Titles Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6797 6804 7219
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.81% 94.76% 96.28%
Number of salaries quoted 5515 5834 6330
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Technical Specialist
England

Technical Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Technical Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Technical Specialist
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Technical Specialist Salary Trend in the North West

Technical Specialist
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Technical Specialist across the North West region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

Technical Specialist Salary Histogram in the North West

Technical Specialist
Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 3 months to 1 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
Merseyside - 18 £63,000 -
Manchester -6 9 £38,500 +45.28%
Cumbria - 1 £37,500 -
Technical Specialist
England

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 40 (64.52%) ITIL
2 31 (50.00%) SAN
3 26 (41.94%) Degree
4 24 (38.71%) NetApp
5 23 (37.10%) EMC
5 23 (37.10%) NAS
6 19 (30.65%) SLA
7 18 (29.03%) Computer Science
8 16 (25.81%) Cisco
9 15 (24.19%) Firmware
9 15 (24.19%) Symmetrix DMX
9 15 (24.19%) Disaster Recovery
9 15 (24.19%) CLARiiON
9 15 (24.19%) EMC Centera
10 14 (22.58%) VMware
10 14 (22.58%) Replication
10 14 (22.58%) Asset Management
11 12 (19.35%) Finance
11 12 (19.35%) VMware Infrastructure
11 12 (19.35%) Client/Server
12 10 (16.13%) Windows
12 10 (16.13%) SQL
12 10 (16.13%) IBM
12 10 (16.13%) HP
13 9 (14.52%) VMware ESX
14 8 (12.90%) PowerShell
14 8 (12.90%) Capacity Planning
14 8 (12.90%) Problem Management
14 8 (12.90%) ITIL Certification
14 8 (12.90%) CA

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 6 (9.68%) IIS
2 1 (1.61%) Lync
2 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (1.61%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.61%) Apache
2 1 (1.61%) Tuxedo
2 1 (1.61%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 4 (6.45%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.29%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (50.00%) SAN
2 23 (37.10%) NAS
3 6 (9.68%) Firewall
3 6 (9.68%) DMZ
4 5 (8.06%) TCP/IP
5 3 (4.84%) DNS
5 3 (4.84%) HTTP
6 2 (3.23%) IPsec
6 2 (3.23%) Kerberos
6 2 (3.23%) SSL
7 1 (1.61%) Internet
7 1 (1.61%) DHCP
7 1 (1.61%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.29%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.06%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (6.45%) DataStage
4 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.61%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (8.06%) ClearCase
2 1 (1.61%) PeopleTools
General
1 12 (19.35%) Finance
2 7 (11.29%) Banking
3 6 (9.68%) Retail
4 5 (8.06%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.61%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.68%) XML
2 5 (8.06%) Middleware
2 5 (8.06%) XSLT
2 5 (8.06%) Web Services
2 5 (8.06%) .NET
3 4 (6.45%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 18 (29.03%) Computer Science
2 15 (24.19%) Firmware
2 15 (24.19%) Symmetrix DMX
2 15 (24.19%) CLARiiON
2 15 (24.19%) EMC Centera
3 14 (22.58%) Replication
4 12 (19.35%) Client/Server
5 6 (9.68%) e-Health
6 2 (3.23%) PKI
6 2 (3.23%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.61%) IVR
7 1 (1.61%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 10 (16.13%) Windows
2 4 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (4.84%) Linux
4 2 (3.23%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.61%) UNIX
5 1 (1.61%) Solaris
5 1 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (64.52%) ITIL
2 15 (24.19%) Disaster Recovery
3 14 (22.58%) Asset Management
4 8 (12.90%) Capacity Planning
4 8 (12.90%) Problem Management
4 8 (12.90%) Service Management
4 8 (12.90%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (9.68%) Change Management
5 6 (9.68%) Capacity Management
6 5 (8.06%) SOA
6 5 (8.06%) Incident Management
7 4 (6.45%) ETL
8 2 (3.23%) Information Security
8 2 (3.23%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (1.61%) Server Monitoring
9 1 (1.61%) Technical Analysis
9 1 (1.61%) Change Control
9 1 (1.61%) Benchmarking
9 1 (1.61%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 10 (16.13%) SQL
2 8 (12.90%) PowerShell
2 8 (12.90%) C
2 8 (12.90%) C++
3 7 (11.29%) C#
4 5 (8.06%) T-SQL
4 5 (8.06%) VBA
5 2 (3.23%) VB.NET
5 2 (3.23%) Java
6 1 (1.61%) PeopleCode
6 1 (1.61%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.61%) X++
Qualifications
1 26 (41.94%) Degree
2 8 (12.90%) ITIL Certification
3 7 (11.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (6.45%) SC Cleared
4 4 (6.45%) Security Cleared
5 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (4.84%) MCSE
5 3 (4.84%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (30.65%) SLA
2 4 (6.45%) QA
3 1 (1.61%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (19.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (14.52%) VMware ESX
3 7 (11.29%) VMware ESXi
3 7 (11.29%) vCloud
3 7 (11.29%) VMFS
4 6 (9.68%) VMware Server
5 3 (4.84%) Hyper-V
6 2 (3.23%) NFS
6 2 (3.23%) Active Directory
7 1 (1.61%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (1.61%) MOM
1 1 (1.61%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 24 (38.71%) NetApp
2 23 (37.10%) EMC
3 16 (25.81%) Cisco
4 14 (22.58%) VMware
5 10 (16.13%) IBM
5 10 (16.13%) HP
6 8 (12.90%) CA
7 5 (8.06%) Oracle
8 4 (6.45%) Ab Initio
8 4 (6.45%) Teradata
9 3 (4.84%) Microsoft
10 2 (3.23%) Imperva
11 1 (1.61%) Dell
11 1 (1.61%) Avaya
11 1 (1.61%) Citrix
11 1 (1.61%) PeopleSoft
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