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 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Specialist
Rank - 226 231
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 0 23 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West - 0.35% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.36% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 0 4 18
Average salary - £40,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
UK excluding London average salary £46,768 £45,250 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +11.72%
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
5511 6304 6830
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 97.11% 96.72% 97.02%
Number of salaries quoted 4665 5026 5506
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,123
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,750 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Retail
3 3 (33.33%) Finance
3 3 (33.33%) HP
3 3 (33.33%) Linux
3 3 (33.33%) HTML
3 3 (33.33%) VB
3 3 (33.33%) MySQL
3 3 (33.33%) Web Development
3 3 (33.33%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 2 (22.22%) Network Security
4 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
4 2 (22.22%) Unix
4 2 (22.22%) Banking
4 2 (22.22%) HP UCMDB
4 2 (22.22%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
4 2 (22.22%) VMware
5 1 (11.11%) Snort
5 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (11.11%) Games
5 1 (11.11%) Teradata
5 1 (11.11%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (11.11%) CISSP
5 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (11.11%) Chip and PIN
5 1 (11.11%) Middleware
5 1 (11.11%) CISM
5 1 (11.11%) Firewall

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) Network Security
2 1 (11.11%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) MySQL
2 1 (11.11%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
General
1 4 (44.44%) Retail
2 3 (33.33%) Finance
3 2 (22.22%) Banking
4 1 (11.11%) Games
4 1 (11.11%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (11.11%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Chip and PIN
1 1 (11.11%) Contactless
1 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (22.22%) Unix
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Web Development
2 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
2 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
2 2 (22.22%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) B2B
3 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (11.11%) ERP
3 1 (11.11%) People Management
3 1 (11.11%) SEO
3 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (11.11%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) VB
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) CCNA
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (11.11%) CISM
1 1 (11.11%) CISSP
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Snort
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) HP Operations Orchestration
2 2 (22.22%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) HP
2 2 (22.22%) VMware
3 1 (11.11%) Dynatrace
3 1 (11.11%) IBM
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle
3 1 (11.11%) Teradata
Bolton, Lancashire
EMIS Group
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 23 days ago