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

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Specialist
Rank 231 222 225
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 25 14 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.34% 0.20% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.21% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 12 11 20
Average salary £50,000 £26,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+88.67% -25.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,050 £25,500 £31,750
10% offered a salary of more than £64,800 £43,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,250 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+4.04% +16.89%
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
7039 6714 7111
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.78% 94.35% 96.38%
Number of salaries quoted 5690 5774 6185
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 August 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 August 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
Merseyside - 13 £50,000 -
Manchester -5 12 £38,500 +45.28% 4
Technical Specialist
England

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 40 (68.97%) ITIL
2 32 (55.17%) SAN
3 27 (46.55%) Degree
4 25 (43.10%) NetApp
5 24 (41.38%) EMC
5 24 (41.38%) NAS
6 20 (34.48%) SLA
7 19 (32.76%) Computer Science
8 17 (29.31%) Cisco
9 16 (27.59%) Firmware
9 16 (27.59%) Symmetrix DMX
9 16 (27.59%) Disaster Recovery
9 16 (27.59%) CLARiiON
9 16 (27.59%) EMC Centera
10 15 (25.86%) Replication
10 15 (25.86%) Asset Management
10 15 (25.86%) Client/Server
11 14 (24.14%) VMware
12 12 (20.69%) VMware Infrastructure
13 10 (17.24%) Banking
13 10 (17.24%) SQL Server
13 10 (17.24%) C
13 10 (17.24%) C#
13 10 (17.24%) C++
13 10 (17.24%) IBM
13 10 (17.24%) HP
14 9 (15.52%) IIS
14 9 (15.52%) XML
14 9 (15.52%) Retail
14 9 (15.52%) VMware ESX

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 9 (15.52%) IIS
2 1 (1.72%) Lync
2 1 (1.72%) IBM HTTP Server
2 1 (1.72%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.72%) Apache
2 1 (1.72%) Tuxedo
2 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (6.90%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.07%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (55.17%) SAN
2 24 (41.38%) NAS
3 6 (10.34%) Firewall
3 6 (10.34%) DMZ
4 5 (8.62%) TCP/IP
5 3 (5.17%) HTTP
5 3 (5.17%) DNS
6 2 (3.45%) SSL
6 2 (3.45%) Kerberos
6 2 (3.45%) IPsec
7 1 (1.72%) DHCP
7 1 (1.72%) LDAP
7 1 (1.72%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (17.24%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle9i Database
3 1 (1.72%) DataStage
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (13.79%) ClearCase
2 1 (1.72%) PeopleTools
General
1 10 (17.24%) Banking
2 9 (15.52%) Retail
3 8 (13.79%) Finance
3 8 (13.79%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.52%) XML
2 8 (13.79%) XSLT
2 8 (13.79%) Web Services
2 8 (13.79%) Middleware
3 1 (1.72%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 19 (32.76%) Computer Science
2 16 (27.59%) Firmware
2 16 (27.59%) Symmetrix DMX
2 16 (27.59%) CLARiiON
2 16 (27.59%) EMC Centera
3 15 (25.86%) Replication
3 15 (25.86%) Client/Server
4 6 (10.34%) e-Health
5 2 (3.45%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.45%) PKI
6 1 (1.72%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.34%) Windows
2 3 (5.17%) Linux
3 2 (3.45%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.72%) UNIX
4 1 (1.72%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (68.97%) ITIL
2 16 (27.59%) Disaster Recovery
3 15 (25.86%) Asset Management
4 8 (13.79%) Problem Management
4 8 (13.79%) Incident Management
4 8 (13.79%) Capacity Planning
4 8 (13.79%) SOA
4 8 (13.79%) Service Management
4 8 (13.79%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (10.34%) Change Management
5 6 (10.34%) Capacity Management
6 3 (5.17%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (3.45%) Information Security
7 2 (3.45%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (1.72%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (1.72%) Change Control
8 1 (1.72%) Business Analysis
8 1 (1.72%) ETL
8 1 (1.72%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (1.72%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 10 (17.24%) C
1 10 (17.24%) C#
1 10 (17.24%) C++
2 8 (13.79%) PowerShell
3 6 (10.34%) SQL
4 5 (8.62%) VBA
5 2 (3.45%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.72%) X++
6 1 (1.72%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.72%) Java
6 1 (1.72%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.72%) PeopleCode
Qualifications
1 27 (46.55%) Degree
2 8 (13.79%) ITIL Certification
3 7 (12.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (5.17%) MCITP
4 3 (5.17%) MCSE
4 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (34.48%) SLA
2 1 (1.72%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (20.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (15.52%) VMware ESX
3 7 (12.07%) vCloud
3 7 (12.07%) VMFS
3 7 (12.07%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (10.34%) VMware Server
5 3 (5.17%) Hyper-V
6 2 (3.45%) Active Directory
6 2 (3.45%) NFS
7 1 (1.72%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (1.72%) HP SIM
1 1 (1.72%) MOM
Vendors
1 25 (43.10%) NetApp
2 24 (41.38%) EMC
3 17 (29.31%) Cisco
4 14 (24.14%) VMware
5 10 (17.24%) IBM
5 10 (17.24%) HP
6 8 (13.79%) CA
7 3 (5.17%) Microsoft
8 2 (3.45%) Oracle
8 2 (3.45%) Imperva
9 1 (1.72%) Teradata
9 1 (1.72%) Ab Initio
9 1 (1.72%) PeopleSoft
9 1 (1.72%) Dell
9 1 (1.72%) Citrix
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