The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Specialist role in IT jobs advertised for the Somerset 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 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Specialist
Rank 67 76 66
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 3 1 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 0.53% 0.15% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.15% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 2
Average salary £32,500 £45,000 £40,414
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.77% +11.34%
UK excluding London average salary £45,500 £40,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+12.34% -4.70%
Technical Specialist
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Somerset 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
Somerset
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
528 649 643
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 93.45% 95.72% 96.40%
Number of salaries quoted 450 552 584
Average salary £35,000 £36,500 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.10% +5.79%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,900 £24,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Technical Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

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

Technical Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

Technical Specialist
Salary Trend in Somerset

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

Technical Specialist Salary Trend in Somerset

Technical Specialist
Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Specialist within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 28 April 2015. 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
Yeovil - 2 £32,500 -
Technical Specialist
South West

Technical Specialist
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT jobs across the Somerset 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 3 (100.00%) UNIX
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Korn
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Management
2 2 (66.67%) DevOps
2 2 (66.67%) JBoss
2 2 (66.67%) DNS
2 2 (66.67%) SLA
2 2 (66.67%) ATG
2 2 (66.67%) AIX
2 2 (66.67%) Solaris
2 2 (66.67%) Perl
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 2 (66.67%) WebLogic
3 1 (33.33%) Capacity Management

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT jobs across the Somerset 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 2 (66.67%) WebLogic
1 2 (66.67%) JBoss
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) DNS
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) UNIX
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) AIX
2 2 (66.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Management
1 2 (66.67%) DevOps
2 1 (33.33%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Perl
1 2 (66.67%) Korn
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle
1 2 (66.67%) ATG