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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Specialist
Rank 232 223 253
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +30
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 20 16 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.27% 0.24% 0.076%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.25% 0.078%
Number of salaries quoted 10 7 6
Average salary £36,500 £50,000 £30,514
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.00% +63.86%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £43,100 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £40,750 £62,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.89%
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
6897 6394 7659
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.34% 95.33% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 5931 5407 6751
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -8 14 £37,750 -24.50%
Cumbria - 4 £34,500 -
Cheshire -1 2 - - 2
Technical Specialist
England

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 20 (42.55%) C++
1 20 (42.55%) Banking
2 19 (40.43%) C
3 18 (38.30%) C#
3 18 (38.30%) ITIL
3 18 (38.30%) Retail
4 16 (34.04%) SQL Server
4 16 (34.04%) Middleware
5 15 (31.91%) XML
5 15 (31.91%) Windows
5 15 (31.91%) ClearCase
6 14 (29.79%) SOA
7 11 (23.40%) XSLT
7 11 (23.40%) Client/Server
7 11 (23.40%) VMware
7 11 (23.40%) Incident Management
8 10 (21.28%) IIS
8 10 (21.28%) EMC
8 10 (21.28%) NetApp
8 10 (21.28%) Retail Banking
8 10 (21.28%) Degree
9 9 (19.15%) Web Services
9 9 (19.15%) Cisco
9 9 (19.15%) Hyper-V
10 8 (17.02%) SLA
10 8 (17.02%) IBM
10 8 (17.02%) Finance
11 7 (14.89%) SAN
11 7 (14.89%) Disaster Recovery
11 7 (14.89%) Replication

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 10 (21.28%) IIS
2 4 (8.51%) CICS
2 4 (8.51%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.89%) SAN
2 5 (10.64%) NAS
3 4 (8.51%) ATM
4 3 (6.38%) DHCP
4 3 (6.38%) DNS
5 2 (4.26%) DMZ
6 1 (2.13%) Internet
6 1 (2.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (34.04%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.51%) DB2
2 4 (8.51%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 15 (31.91%) ClearCase
General
1 20 (42.55%) Banking
2 18 (38.30%) Retail
3 10 (21.28%) Retail Banking
4 8 (17.02%) Finance
5 2 (4.26%) Publishing
5 2 (4.26%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (34.04%) Middleware
2 15 (31.91%) XML
3 11 (23.40%) XSLT
4 9 (19.15%) Web Services
5 4 (8.51%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (23.40%) Client/Server
2 7 (14.89%) Replication
3 6 (12.77%) Computer Science
4 5 (10.64%) CLARiiON
4 5 (10.64%) EMC Centera
4 5 (10.64%) Symmetrix DMX
5 4 (8.51%) Mainframe
5 4 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (8.51%) Credit Risk
5 4 (8.51%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (4.26%) e-Health
6 2 (4.26%) User Experience
6 2 (4.26%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
7 1 (2.13%) PKI
7 1 (2.13%) PDA
7 1 (2.13%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 15 (31.91%) Windows
2 4 (8.51%) Linux
2 4 (8.51%) zOS
3 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (4.26%) UNIX
4 1 (2.13%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (38.30%) ITIL
2 14 (29.79%) SOA
3 11 (23.40%) Incident Management
4 7 (14.89%) Asset Management
4 7 (14.89%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (12.77%) Change Management
6 4 (8.51%) Mentoring
6 4 (8.51%) Coaching
7 3 (6.38%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (6.38%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (4.26%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (4.26%) TDD
8 2 (4.26%) ETL
8 2 (4.26%) Mobile Device Management
8 2 (4.26%) Business Analysis
8 2 (4.26%) Multithreading
8 2 (4.26%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (4.26%) Capacity Management
9 1 (2.13%) Data Transformation
9 1 (2.13%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 20 (42.55%) C++
2 19 (40.43%) C
3 18 (38.30%) C#
4 6 (12.77%) SQL
5 5 (10.64%) Java
6 4 (8.51%) Shell Script
6 4 (8.51%) PowerShell
6 4 (8.51%) COBOL
6 4 (8.51%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.13%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (21.28%) Degree
2 2 (4.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.02%) SLA
2 6 (12.77%) QA
System Software
1 9 (19.15%) Hyper-V
2 7 (14.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (10.64%) Active Directory
3 5 (10.64%) Firmware
4 2 (4.26%) VMware ESX
4 2 (4.26%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (4.26%) VMware Server
4 2 (4.26%) XenApp
4 2 (4.26%) XenDesktop
4 2 (4.26%) VMFS
4 2 (4.26%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (4.26%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 4 (8.51%) WSUS
2 2 (4.26%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 11 (23.40%) VMware
2 10 (21.28%) NetApp
2 10 (21.28%) EMC
3 9 (19.15%) Cisco
4 8 (17.02%) IBM
5 5 (10.64%) HP
6 4 (8.51%) Oracle
6 4 (8.51%) Actimize
6 4 (8.51%) LANDesk
7 3 (6.38%) Lumension
7 3 (6.38%) Microsoft
7 3 (6.38%) CA
8 2 (4.26%) Citrix
9 1 (2.13%) Informatica
9 1 (2.13%) Teradata
9 1 (2.13%) Hyland
Southport, Merseyside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago