The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Specialist role in IT jobs advertised for the Reading 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 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Specialist
Rank 122 128 122
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 14 8 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.56% 0.36% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.38% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 2 8 2
Average salary £45,500 £44,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.40% +17.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,900 £24,850 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,100 £45,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,082 £45,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year
-4.26% +23.28%
Technical Specialist
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Reading 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
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2276 2110 1900
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 91.63% 93.86% 93.23%
Number of salaries quoted 1614 1675 1602
Average salary £46,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.23% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £74,500 £62,500 £65,000
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 Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Technical Specialist in the job title across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Technical Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Technical Specialist
Salary Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Technical Specialist across the Reading region.

Technical Specialist Salary Trend in Reading

Technical Specialist
Salary Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Technical Specialist across the Reading region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

Technical Specialist Salary Histogram in Reading

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs across the Reading 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 10 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 9 (60.00%) Law
2 9 (60.00%) Legal
2 9 (60.00%) Internet
2 9 (60.00%) Broadband
2 9 (60.00%) Data Mining
2 9 (60.00%) Smartphone
2 9 (60.00%) SC Cleared
2 9 (60.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (26.67%) UNIX
3 4 (26.67%) AIX
3 4 (26.67%) HPUX
3 4 (26.67%) Solaris
3 4 (26.67%) Linux
3 4 (26.67%) SAN
4 3 (20.00%) Hitachi
4 3 (20.00%) Red Hat
4 3 (20.00%) Sun
4 3 (20.00%) EMC
4 3 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (20.00%) SUSE
4 3 (20.00%) Replication
4 3 (20.00%) Clustering
4 3 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (20.00%) French Language
5 1 (6.67%) German Language
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (6.67%) Data Migration
5 1 (6.67%) PerformancePoint
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Tuning

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs across the Reading 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.

Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 9 (60.00%) Internet
1 9 (60.00%) Broadband
2 4 (26.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (60.00%) Data Mining
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (6.67%) PerformancePoint
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (6.67%) Informix
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) DB2
General
1 10 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 9 (60.00%) Law
2 9 (60.00%) Legal
3 3 (20.00%) French Language
4 1 (6.67%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) CORBA
Miscellaneous
1 9 (60.00%) Smartphone
2 3 (20.00%) Replication
2 3 (20.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) UNIX
1 4 (26.67%) AIX
1 4 (26.67%) HPUX
1 4 (26.67%) Solaris
1 4 (26.67%) Linux
2 3 (20.00%) SUSE
2 3 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (6.67%) Data Migration
2 1 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (6.67%) Migration
2 1 (6.67%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) Perl
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
1 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (60.00%) SC Cleared
1 9 (60.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Tivoli
1 1 (6.67%) Tivoli Monitoring
1 1 (6.67%) Netcool
1 1 (6.67%) Netcool/OMNIbus
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Hitachi
1 3 (20.00%) Red Hat
1 3 (20.00%) Sun
1 3 (20.00%) EMC
2 1 (6.67%) IBM
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle
2 1 (6.67%) Sybase
2 1 (6.67%) Business Objects