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 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Specialist
Rank 245 233 229
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 15 26 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.22% 0.35% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.37% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 4 14 10
Average salary £38,750 £50,000 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.50% +88.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,600 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £71,300 £43,050
UK excluding London average salary £46,377 £43,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -4.44%
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
6406 7073 6487
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.55% 94.76% 94.36%
Number of salaries quoted 5333 5773 5586
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £54,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%

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 3 September 2015.

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 3 September 2015. 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
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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 +9 14 £27,500 -28.57%
Cheshire - 1 £50,000 - 1
Technical Specialist
England

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 25 (73.53%) Banking
1 25 (73.53%) Retail
2 20 (58.82%) IBM
3 19 (55.88%) UNIX
4 15 (44.12%) Change Management
4 15 (44.12%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (41.18%) Oracle
6 13 (38.24%) Linux
6 13 (38.24%) Shell Script
7 12 (35.29%) SAN
7 12 (35.29%) Finance
7 12 (35.29%) SQL
7 12 (35.29%) Performance Tuning
8 11 (32.35%) Process Management
9 10 (29.41%) Asset Management
9 10 (29.41%) Hitachi
9 10 (29.41%) ClearCase
9 10 (29.41%) SOA
9 10 (29.41%) ATM
9 10 (29.41%) Java
9 10 (29.41%) PL/SQL
9 10 (29.41%) Software Delivery
9 10 (29.41%) Data Centre
9 10 (29.41%) SDLC
9 10 (29.41%) Jenkins
9 10 (29.41%) WebSphere
9 10 (29.41%) QA
9 10 (29.41%) Oracle Database 11g
9 10 (29.41%) Actimize
9 10 (29.41%) LPAR

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

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 10 (29.41%) WebSphere
2 2 (5.88%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.94%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.94%) IIS
3 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (8.82%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (2.94%) SAP FI
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle General Ledger
Communications & Networking
1 12 (35.29%) SAN
2 10 (29.41%) ATM
3 3 (8.82%) Wireless
4 2 (5.88%) Firewall
4 2 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (5.88%) VoIP
4 2 (5.88%) DHCP
4 2 (5.88%) TCP/IP
4 2 (5.88%) VPN
4 2 (5.88%) DNS
4 2 (5.88%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (2.94%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (29.41%) Oracle Database 11g
1 10 (29.41%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (29.41%) ClearCase
1 10 (29.41%) Jenkins
General
1 25 (73.53%) Banking
1 25 (73.53%) Retail
2 12 (35.29%) Finance
3 1 (2.94%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) .NET
1 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET
1 1 (2.94%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (44.12%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (29.41%) Data Centre
2 10 (29.41%) LPAR
3 3 (8.82%) Clustering
4 2 (5.88%) HP Superdome
5 1 (2.94%) Celerra
5 1 (2.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (2.94%) CLARiiON
5 1 (2.94%) EMC Centera
5 1 (2.94%) Symmetrix DMX
5 1 (2.94%) EMC VMAX
Operating Systems
1 19 (55.88%) UNIX
2 13 (38.24%) Linux
3 9 (26.47%) Windows
4 3 (8.82%) AIX
4 3 (8.82%) Windows 7
5 2 (5.88%) Windows 8
5 2 (5.88%) HPUX
5 2 (5.88%) Solaris
6 1 (2.94%) Data ONTAP
6 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (44.12%) Change Management
2 12 (35.29%) Performance Tuning
3 11 (32.35%) Process Management
4 10 (29.41%) SOA
4 10 (29.41%) Asset Management
4 10 (29.41%) Mentoring
4 10 (29.41%) Coaching
4 10 (29.41%) Software Delivery
4 10 (29.41%) SDLC
5 5 (14.71%) Service Delivery
6 3 (8.82%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (5.88%) High Availability
7 2 (5.88%) Workflow
7 2 (5.88%) Business Continuity
7 2 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (5.88%) ITIL
7 2 (5.88%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (5.88%) Server Monitoring
8 1 (2.94%) OO
Programming Languages
1 13 (38.24%) Shell Script
2 12 (35.29%) SQL
3 10 (29.41%) Java
3 10 (29.41%) PL/SQL
4 2 (5.88%) Perl
5 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.94%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (5.88%) SC Cleared
1 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.94%) CISSP
2 1 (2.94%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (29.41%) QA
2 2 (5.88%) SLA
2 2 (5.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (5.88%) Active Directory
1 2 (5.88%) Samba
1 2 (5.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) HP Operations Orchestration
1 1 (2.94%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 20 (58.82%) IBM
2 14 (41.18%) Oracle
3 10 (29.41%) Actimize
3 10 (29.41%) Hitachi
4 5 (14.71%) Trustwave
4 5 (14.71%) McAfee
5 3 (8.82%) Microsoft
5 3 (8.82%) HP
6 1 (2.94%) EMC
6 1 (2.94%) Hyperion
6 1 (2.94%) NetApp
6 1 (2.94%) Veritas
6 1 (2.94%) VMware
6 1 (2.94%) SAP
6 1 (2.94%) Cisco
6 1 (2.94%) LogRhythm