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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Specialist
Rank 128 137 129
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 11 8 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.52% 0.33% 0.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.35% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 6 8 17
Average salary £45,000 £35,250 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.65% -16.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £17,900 £35,800
10% offered a salary of more than £61,250 £50,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.44% +12.50%
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
1983 2302 2155
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 94.34% 95.76% 94.77%
Number of salaries quoted 1539 1603 1616
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 12 February 2016.

Technical Specialist Salary Histogram in Reading

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 12 (50.00%) Windows
1 12 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 12 (50.00%) VMware
2 11 (45.83%) Microsoft
3 10 (41.67%) SQL
4 9 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (37.50%) Windows Server
5 8 (33.33%) MS Exchange
5 8 (33.33%) Finance
6 7 (29.17%) Google
6 7 (29.17%) SDLC
7 6 (25.00%) German Language
7 6 (25.00%) Banking
7 6 (25.00%) Time Management
7 6 (25.00%) Business Development
7 6 (25.00%) Investment Banking
7 6 (25.00%) MS Excel
7 6 (25.00%) Linux
8 5 (20.83%) Symantec
9 4 (16.67%) Data Management
9 4 (16.67%) Hyper-V
9 4 (16.67%) Veeam
10 3 (12.50%) NAS
10 3 (12.50%) Unix
10 3 (12.50%) SAN
10 3 (12.50%) HP
10 3 (12.50%) NetBackup
10 3 (12.50%) Backup Exec
11 2 (8.33%) Games
11 2 (8.33%) Dell

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 8 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.17%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (25.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) NAS
1 3 (12.50%) SAN
2 1 (4.17%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (4.17%) Cisco PIX
2 1 (4.17%) DHCP
2 1 (4.17%) DNS
2 1 (4.17%) Firewall
2 1 (4.17%) LAN
2 1 (4.17%) Skype
2 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.17%) Unified Communications
2 1 (4.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (33.33%) Finance
2 6 (25.00%) Banking
2 6 (25.00%) German Language
2 6 (25.00%) Investment Banking
3 2 (8.33%) Games
4 1 (4.17%) Back Office
4 1 (4.17%) French Language
4 1 (4.17%) Italian Language
4 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) .NET
1 1 (4.17%) LAMP
1 1 (4.17%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) BBC
1 1 (4.17%) Clustering
1 1 (4.17%) Life Science
1 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 12 (50.00%) Windows
2 9 (37.50%) Windows Server
3 6 (25.00%) Linux
4 3 (12.50%) Unix
5 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) SDLC
2 6 (25.00%) Business Development
2 6 (25.00%) Time Management
3 4 (16.67%) Data Management
4 2 (8.33%) ITIL
5 1 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.17%) CRM
5 1 (4.17%) Network Architecture
5 1 (4.17%) Open Source
5 1 (4.17%) Process Improvement
5 1 (4.17%) Product Management
5 1 (4.17%) Project Management
5 1 (4.17%) Scrum
5 1 (4.17%) Service Management
5 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (41.67%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) AWK
2 1 (4.17%) Bash Shell
2 1 (4.17%) Perl
2 1 (4.17%) Python
2 1 (4.17%) sed
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) CCNP
1 1 (4.17%) CCNP Voice
1 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (4.17%) MCSE
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 12 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (16.67%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.17%) VMware ESX
4 1 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) Backup Exec
1 3 (12.50%) NetBackup
2 1 (4.17%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (4.17%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (4.17%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (4.17%) Legato
2 1 (4.17%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (4.17%) Simpana
2 1 (4.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 12 (50.00%) VMware
2 11 (45.83%) Microsoft
3 7 (29.17%) Google
4 5 (20.83%) Symantec
5 4 (16.67%) Veeam
6 3 (12.50%) HP
7 2 (8.33%) Cisco
7 2 (8.33%) Dell
7 2 (8.33%) EMC
7 2 (8.33%) IBM
8 1 (4.17%) arcserve
8 1 (4.17%) Avaya
8 1 (4.17%) CommVault
8 1 (4.17%) Mitel
8 1 (4.17%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (4.17%) Sonus
8 1 (4.17%) Veritas