The table below looks at the statistics 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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Specialist
Rank 230 228 233
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 25 11 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.34% 0.16% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.17% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 15 9 21
Average salary £50,000 £27,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+81.81% -22.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,200 £26,300 £32,528
10% offered a salary of more than £73,400 £43,100 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +16.21%
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 West 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 West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6959 6446 7140
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.69% 93.92% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 5706 5546 6124
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 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,800 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+0.50% +3.37%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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
Manchester -6 16 £45,000 +69.81% 5
Merseyside +13 8 £50,000 +16.27%
Cheshire -14 1 £50,000 +35.13%
Technical Specialist
England

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 38 (66.67%) ITIL
2 28 (49.12%) SAN
3 25 (43.86%) NetApp
3 25 (43.86%) Degree
4 24 (42.11%) EMC
5 20 (35.09%) SLA
5 20 (35.09%) NAS
6 17 (29.82%) Cisco
6 17 (29.82%) Client/Server
7 16 (28.07%) Computer Science
8 14 (24.56%) Symmetrix DMX
8 14 (24.56%) Replication
8 14 (24.56%) VMware
8 14 (24.56%) CLARiiON
8 14 (24.56%) EMC Centera
8 14 (24.56%) SQL Server
8 14 (24.56%) Firmware
8 14 (24.56%) Disaster Recovery
9 13 (22.81%) C
9 13 (22.81%) C#
9 13 (22.81%) C++
9 13 (22.81%) Asset Management
10 12 (21.05%) Banking
10 12 (21.05%) Retail
10 12 (21.05%) IIS
10 12 (21.05%) XML
11 11 (19.30%) XSLT
11 11 (19.30%) SOA
11 11 (19.30%) ClearCase
11 11 (19.30%) Middleware

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 12 (21.05%) IIS
2 1 (1.75%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.75%) Apache
2 1 (1.75%) Tuxedo
2 1 (1.75%) Lync
2 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (1.75%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 4 (7.02%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.28%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (49.12%) SAN
2 20 (35.09%) NAS
3 6 (10.53%) DMZ
4 4 (7.02%) Firewall
5 3 (5.26%) TCP/IP
6 2 (3.51%) DNS
6 2 (3.51%) Internet
6 2 (3.51%) HTTP
7 1 (1.75%) Kerberos
7 1 (1.75%) DHCP
7 1 (1.75%) IPsec
7 1 (1.75%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (24.56%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (3.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle9i Database
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 11 (19.30%) ClearCase
2 1 (1.75%) PeopleTools
General
1 12 (21.05%) Banking
1 12 (21.05%) Retail
2 11 (19.30%) Retail Banking
3 7 (12.28%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (21.05%) XML
2 11 (19.30%) XSLT
2 11 (19.30%) Middleware
3 10 (17.54%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (29.82%) Client/Server
2 16 (28.07%) Computer Science
3 14 (24.56%) Symmetrix DMX
3 14 (24.56%) Replication
3 14 (24.56%) CLARiiON
3 14 (24.56%) EMC Centera
3 14 (24.56%) Firmware
4 6 (10.53%) e-Health
5 2 (3.51%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.75%) PKI
6 1 (1.75%) Data Extraction
6 1 (1.75%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.02%) Windows
2 2 (3.51%) Linux
3 1 (1.75%) Windows XP
3 1 (1.75%) Solaris
3 1 (1.75%) UNIX
3 1 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (66.67%) ITIL
2 14 (24.56%) Disaster Recovery
3 13 (22.81%) Asset Management
4 11 (19.30%) SOA
4 11 (19.30%) Incident Management
5 9 (15.79%) Performance Tuning
6 8 (14.04%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (10.53%) Problem Management
7 6 (10.53%) Capacity Management
7 6 (10.53%) Service Management
7 6 (10.53%) Change Management
8 3 (5.26%) Business Analysis
9 2 (3.51%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (3.51%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (3.51%) ETL
9 2 (3.51%) Continuous Improvement
10 1 (1.75%) Technical Analysis
10 1 (1.75%) Data Modelling
10 1 (1.75%) Benchmarking
10 1 (1.75%) Data Transformation
Programming Languages
1 13 (22.81%) C
1 13 (22.81%) C#
1 13 (22.81%) C++
2 8 (14.04%) SQL
3 7 (12.28%) PowerShell
4 4 (7.02%) VBA
5 1 (1.75%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.75%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.75%) Java
5 1 (1.75%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.75%) PeopleCode
5 1 (1.75%) X++
Qualifications
1 25 (43.86%) Degree
2 7 (12.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 6 (10.53%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (3.51%) MCITP
4 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.51%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (35.09%) SLA
2 1 (1.75%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (17.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (14.04%) VMware ESX
3 7 (12.28%) VMFS
3 7 (12.28%) VMware ESXi
3 7 (12.28%) vCloud
4 6 (10.53%) VMware Server
5 4 (7.02%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.75%) NFS
6 1 (1.75%) Active Directory
6 1 (1.75%) vSphere
Vendors
1 25 (43.86%) NetApp
2 24 (42.11%) EMC
3 17 (29.82%) Cisco
4 14 (24.56%) VMware
5 11 (19.30%) HP
6 7 (12.28%) IBM
6 7 (12.28%) CA
7 3 (5.26%) Microsoft
8 1 (1.75%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (1.75%) Oracle
8 1 (1.75%) Informatica
8 1 (1.75%) Citrix
8 1 (1.75%) Imperva
8 1 (1.75%) Teradata
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