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

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Specialist
Rank 224 224 236
Rank change year-on-year
0 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 26 13 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.35% 0.19% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.20% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 17 8 17
Average salary £40,000 £42,750 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.43% +20.42%
UK excluding London average salary £42,750 £39,500 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+8.22% -
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
6999 6395 7015
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.26% 94.46% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 5905 5482 6024
Average salary £38,500 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.94% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 22 October 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 22 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
Manchester +6 21 £39,250 +1.29% 4
Merseyside +16 4 £50,000 +16.27% 1
Cheshire -22 1 £50,000 +35.13%
Technical Specialist
England

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 31 (59.62%) ITIL
2 21 (40.38%) C++
3 20 (38.46%) C
3 20 (38.46%) Degree
4 19 (36.54%) C#
4 19 (36.54%) EMC
4 19 (36.54%) SAN
4 19 (36.54%) NetApp
5 18 (34.62%) Client/Server
5 18 (34.62%) Banking
6 17 (32.69%) SQL Server
6 17 (32.69%) XML
6 17 (32.69%) Middleware
7 16 (30.77%) SLA
7 16 (30.77%) Retail
8 14 (26.92%) ClearCase
9 13 (25.00%) SOA
9 13 (25.00%) XSLT
9 13 (25.00%) Incident Management
10 12 (23.08%) Retail Banking
10 12 (23.08%) NAS
10 12 (23.08%) IIS
10 12 (23.08%) Cisco
11 11 (21.15%) Web Services
11 11 (21.15%) Computer Science
12 10 (19.23%) HP
12 10 (19.23%) VMware
13 9 (17.31%) CLARiiON
13 9 (17.31%) EMC Centera
13 9 (17.31%) Disaster Recovery

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 (23.08%) IIS
2 3 (5.77%) CICS
3 1 (1.92%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (3.85%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (13.46%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 19 (36.54%) SAN
2 12 (23.08%) NAS
3 6 (11.54%) DMZ
4 1 (1.92%) ATM
4 1 (1.92%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (32.69%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.77%) DB2
3 2 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 14 (26.92%) ClearCase
General
1 18 (34.62%) Banking
2 16 (30.77%) Retail
3 12 (23.08%) Retail Banking
4 6 (11.54%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (32.69%) XML
1 17 (32.69%) Middleware
2 13 (25.00%) XSLT
3 11 (21.15%) Web Services
4 3 (5.77%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (34.62%) Client/Server
2 11 (21.15%) Computer Science
3 9 (17.31%) CLARiiON
3 9 (17.31%) EMC Centera
3 9 (17.31%) Replication
3 9 (17.31%) Symmetrix DMX
4 6 (11.54%) e-Health
5 3 (5.77%) Mainframe
5 3 (5.77%) Credit Risk
5 3 (5.77%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (3.85%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.92%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.62%) Windows
2 3 (5.77%) zOS
3 2 (3.85%) UNIX
4 1 (1.92%) Solaris
4 1 (1.92%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (59.62%) ITIL
2 13 (25.00%) SOA
2 13 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 9 (17.31%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (17.31%) Asset Management
4 8 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
5 7 (13.46%) Capacity Planning
5 7 (13.46%) Change Management
6 6 (11.54%) Capacity Management
7 3 (5.77%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (5.77%) Service Management
7 3 (5.77%) Business Analysis
7 3 (5.77%) Problem Management
8 2 (3.85%) Multithreading
8 2 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (3.85%) TDD
8 2 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (3.85%) ETL
9 1 (1.92%) Data Modelling
9 1 (1.92%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 21 (40.38%) C++
2 20 (38.46%) C
3 19 (36.54%) C#
4 7 (13.46%) PowerShell
4 7 (13.46%) SQL
5 3 (5.77%) COBOL
6 2 (3.85%) Java
7 1 (1.92%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.92%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.92%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.92%) VBA
7 1 (1.92%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.92%) X++
Qualifications
1 20 (38.46%) Degree
2 7 (13.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (5.77%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (30.77%) SLA
2 1 (1.92%) QA
System Software
1 9 (17.31%) Firmware
2 7 (13.46%) vCloud
2 7 (13.46%) VMFS
2 7 (13.46%) VMware ESXi
2 7 (13.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (13.46%) VMware ESX
3 6 (11.54%) VMware Server
4 3 (5.77%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.92%) vSphere
Vendors
1 19 (36.54%) EMC
1 19 (36.54%) NetApp
2 12 (23.08%) Cisco
3 10 (19.23%) HP
3 10 (19.23%) VMware
4 7 (13.46%) CA
4 7 (13.46%) IBM
5 1 (1.92%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.92%) Oracle
5 1 (1.92%) Informatica
5 1 (1.92%) Teradata
5 1 (1.92%) Actimize
Manchester, Lancashire
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 5 days ago
Southport, Merseyside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Huxley Associates
Salary: £25000 - £42000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 21 days ago
Manchester
Huxley Associates
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago