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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Specialist
Rank 220 214 255
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +41
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 29 38 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.44% 0.53% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.56% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 11 17 7
Average salary £40,150 £30,000 £32,528
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.83% -7.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £24,500 £30,517
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £72,000 £46,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £40,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+17.28% -
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
6247 6794 7160
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.19% 95.14% 95.30%
Number of salaries quoted 4992 5499 6017
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 £24,375 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £51,500 £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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(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 +4 14 £40,150 +33.83% 1
Cheshire +12 11 £65,000 +165.30%
Merseyside +2 2 £50,000 -6.10%
Lancashire -1 1 £27,500 +12.24% 1
Cumbria - 1 £33,500 -
Technical Specialist
England

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 29 (61.70%) Finance
2 25 (53.19%) IBM
3 23 (48.94%) Banking
4 22 (46.81%) Oracle
5 19 (40.43%) WebSphere
6 18 (38.30%) Retail
6 18 (38.30%) Java
6 18 (38.30%) Analytical Skills
7 16 (34.04%) Linux
7 16 (34.04%) SOA
7 16 (34.04%) Shell Script
7 16 (34.04%) QA
8 15 (31.91%) Windows
9 14 (29.79%) ATM
9 14 (29.79%) ClearCase
9 14 (29.79%) PL/SQL
9 14 (29.79%) Actimize
9 14 (29.79%) Software Delivery
9 14 (29.79%) Mentoring
9 14 (29.79%) Coaching
9 14 (29.79%) Oracle Database
10 13 (27.66%) Change Management
11 12 (25.53%) SQL
11 12 (25.53%) Performance Tuning
12 11 (23.40%) Mainframe
13 10 (21.28%) UNIX
13 10 (21.28%) Oracle Database 11g
13 10 (21.28%) Jenkins
14 9 (19.15%) Product Management
15 8 (17.02%) VMware

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 19 (40.43%) WebSphere
2 3 (6.38%) CICS
3 2 (4.26%) IIS
4 1 (2.13%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.13%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (6.38%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.26%) MS Office
3 1 (2.13%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 14 (29.79%) ATM
2 5 (10.64%) SAN
3 4 (8.51%) DHCP
3 4 (8.51%) DNS
4 2 (4.26%) Firewall
5 1 (2.13%) Wireless
5 1 (2.13%) SSH
5 1 (2.13%) Wireshark
5 1 (2.13%) Network Security
5 1 (2.13%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (2.13%) SSL
5 1 (2.13%) Internet
5 1 (2.13%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (29.79%) Oracle Database
2 10 (21.28%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (8.51%) SQL Server
4 3 (6.38%) DB2
5 1 (2.13%) MS Access
5 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.13%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 14 (29.79%) ClearCase
2 10 (21.28%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.13%) WinDbg
General
1 29 (61.70%) Finance
2 23 (48.94%) Banking
3 18 (38.30%) Retail
4 4 (8.51%) Investment Banking
4 4 (8.51%) Corporate Banking
4 4 (8.51%) Financial Institution
5 3 (6.38%) Billing
6 2 (4.26%) Publishing
7 1 (2.13%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.38%) .NET
1 3 (6.38%) WSDL
2 2 (4.26%) HTML
3 1 (2.13%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (2.13%) Middleware
3 1 (2.13%) OLE DB
3 1 (2.13%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.13%) J2EE
3 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.13%) CSS
3 1 (2.13%) SOAP
3 1 (2.13%) XML
3 1 (2.13%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 18 (38.30%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (23.40%) Mainframe
3 3 (6.38%) Replication
3 3 (6.38%) LPAR
4 2 (4.26%) HP Superdome
4 2 (4.26%) User Experience
4 2 (4.26%) Clustering
5 1 (2.13%) PKI
5 1 (2.13%) PDA
5 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.13%) Credit Risk
5 1 (2.13%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (2.13%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 16 (34.04%) Linux
2 15 (31.91%) Windows
3 10 (21.28%) UNIX
4 3 (6.38%) Solaris
4 3 (6.38%) zOS
4 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (4.26%) AIX
5 2 (4.26%) HPUX
5 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.13%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (34.04%) SOA
2 14 (29.79%) Mentoring
2 14 (29.79%) Coaching
2 14 (29.79%) Software Delivery
3 13 (27.66%) Change Management
4 12 (25.53%) Performance Tuning
5 9 (19.15%) Product Management
6 6 (12.77%) Asset Management
7 4 (8.51%) Investment Management
7 4 (8.51%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (8.51%) Risk Management
7 4 (8.51%) Process Improvement
8 3 (6.38%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (6.38%) Process Management
9 2 (4.26%) Project Management
9 2 (4.26%) Business Continuity
9 2 (4.26%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (4.26%) High Availability
9 2 (4.26%) Mobile Device Management
9 2 (4.26%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 18 (38.30%) Java
2 16 (34.04%) Shell Script
3 14 (29.79%) PL/SQL
4 12 (25.53%) SQL
5 3 (6.38%) JavaScript
5 3 (6.38%) COBOL
6 2 (4.26%) C#
6 2 (4.26%) Perl
6 2 (4.26%) PowerShell
6 2 (4.26%) Assembly Language
7 1 (2.13%) VBScript
7 1 (2.13%) C++
7 1 (2.13%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (10.64%) Degree
2 3 (6.38%) SC Cleared
2 3 (6.38%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.13%) MCP
3 1 (2.13%) MCSE
3 1 (2.13%) CCNA
3 1 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (34.04%) QA
System Software
1 7 (14.89%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (14.89%) Hyper-V
2 6 (12.77%) Active Directory
3 2 (4.26%) Samba
3 2 (4.26%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (4.26%) XenApp
3 2 (4.26%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (10.64%) WSUS
2 2 (4.26%) XenMobile
2 2 (4.26%) AirWatch
3 1 (2.13%) SCCM
3 1 (2.13%) SCOM
Vendors
1 25 (53.19%) IBM
2 22 (46.81%) Oracle
3 14 (29.79%) Actimize
4 8 (17.02%) VMware
5 7 (14.89%) Microsoft
6 5 (10.64%) LANDesk
7 4 (8.51%) Lumension
8 3 (6.38%) Hitachi
9 2 (4.26%) HP
9 2 (4.26%) Citrix
9 2 (4.26%) Cisco
10 1 (2.13%) Hyland
10 1 (2.13%) Juniper
10 1 (2.13%) CA
10 1 (2.13%) NetApp
10 1 (2.13%) Alias
10 1 (2.13%) Unisys
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