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 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Specialist
Rank 136 141 121
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -20
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 10 2 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.41% 0.083% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.089% 0.68%
Number of salaries quoted 7 1 8
Average salary £50,000 £65,000 £44,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.07% +46.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,500 £65,000 £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,250 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+11.80% -5.29%
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
2236 2253 2045
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 92.47% 93.41% 94.50%
Number of salaries quoted 1533 1690 1648
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,805 £27,527 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 1 May 2015.

Technical Specialist Salary Histogram in Reading

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 11 (52.38%) Windows
1 11 (52.38%) Active Directory
2 9 (42.86%) HP
2 9 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 9 (42.86%) EMC
3 8 (38.10%) Linux
4 7 (33.33%) AIX
4 7 (33.33%) HPUX
4 7 (33.33%) Solaris
4 7 (33.33%) UNIX
4 7 (33.33%) Red Hat
4 7 (33.33%) SUSE
4 7 (33.33%) DV Cleared
4 7 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (28.57%) Data Management
5 6 (28.57%) Symantec
5 6 (28.57%) IBM
6 5 (23.81%) SharePoint
6 5 (23.81%) Firewall
7 4 (19.05%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (19.05%) SAN
7 4 (19.05%) SLA
7 4 (19.05%) Oracle
7 4 (19.05%) Sybase
7 4 (19.05%) DB2
7 4 (19.05%) Oracle RMAN
7 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
8 3 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (14.29%) SCCM

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 5 (23.81%) SharePoint
2 3 (14.29%) MS Exchange
3 2 (9.52%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (9.52%) Lync
3 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (4.76%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (4.76%) WebSphere
4 1 (4.76%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (23.81%) Firewall
2 4 (19.05%) SAN
3 3 (14.29%) TCP/IP
3 3 (14.29%) DNS
4 1 (4.76%) IOS XR
4 1 (4.76%) NetScaler
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (4.76%) HSRP
4 1 (4.76%) VLAN
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (4.76%) Frame Relay
4 1 (4.76%) IPsec
4 1 (4.76%) IPv6
4 1 (4.76%) MPLS
4 1 (4.76%) OSPF
4 1 (4.76%) BGP
4 1 (4.76%) EIGRP
4 1 (4.76%) IGRP
4 1 (4.76%) TACACS
4 1 (4.76%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) DB2
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (14.29%) French Language
2 2 (9.52%) Banking
3 1 (4.76%) German Language
3 1 (4.76%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) WebSphere Message Broker
1 1 (4.76%) Middleware
1 1 (4.76%) .NET
1 1 (4.76%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Clustering
1 3 (14.29%) Replication
2 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.76%) Mobile Banking
2 1 (4.76%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 11 (52.38%) Windows
2 8 (38.10%) Linux
3 7 (33.33%) AIX
3 7 (33.33%) HPUX
3 7 (33.33%) Solaris
3 7 (33.33%) UNIX
3 7 (33.33%) SUSE
4 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (14.29%) Debian
5 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Data Management
2 4 (19.05%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (4.76%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (4.76%) Change Control
3 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (4.76%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) C#
1 1 (4.76%) Java
1 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (33.33%) DV Cleared
1 7 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (19.05%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (52.38%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) Oracle RMAN
2 3 (14.29%) SCCM
2 3 (14.29%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (42.86%) HP
1 9 (42.86%) Microsoft
1 9 (42.86%) EMC
2 7 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 6 (28.57%) Symantec
3 6 (28.57%) IBM
4 4 (19.05%) Oracle
4 4 (19.05%) Sybase
5 3 (14.29%) Hitachi
5 3 (14.29%) Sun
6 2 (9.52%) VMware
7 1 (4.76%) F5
7 1 (4.76%) CheckPoint
7 1 (4.76%) Dell
7 1 (4.76%) Lotus
7 1 (4.76%) Cisco