The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Specialist role in IT jobs advertised for the South East 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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Specialist
Rank 368 366 355
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 67 44 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.32% 0.22% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.23% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 60 39 80
Average salary £40,000 £42,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +13.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,900 £32,400 £24,900
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,250
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+5.95% +13.51%
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 South East 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
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
19829 18833 20898
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 95.60% 94.60% 95.19%
Number of salaries quoted 16199 15045 18115
Average salary £42,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.17% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £58,500 £62,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Technical Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Technical Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Technical Specialist
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Technical Specialist Salary Trend in the South East

Technical Specialist
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Technical Specialist across the South East region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Technical Specialist Salary Histogram in the South East

Technical Specialist
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Specialist within the South East region over the 3 months to 30 January 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
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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
Berkshire -13 27 £44,000 +4.76% 4
Surrey +5 18 £45,000 +12.50%
Hampshire - 10 £38,000 - 1
Buckinghamshire +5 5 £32,500 +1.56% 1
Kent -4 3 £54,000 +107.69%
Middlesex - 2 £50,000 -
Oxfordshire -4 1 £32,500 -50.00%
West Sussex - 1 £40,000 -
Technical Specialist
England

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the South East 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 82 (63.57%) Windows
2 61 (47.29%) Microsoft
3 60 (46.51%) Active Directory
4 40 (31.01%) VMware
5 39 (30.23%) Firewall
6 37 (28.68%) VMware Infrastructure
7 33 (25.58%) Oracle
8 32 (24.81%) TCP/IP
8 32 (24.81%) Citrix
9 30 (23.26%) Cisco
9 30 (23.26%) SQL
9 30 (23.26%) Windows Server 2008
10 27 (20.93%) SQL Server
10 27 (20.93%) ITIL
10 27 (20.93%) Windows Server 2003
11 23 (17.83%) Project Management
12 22 (17.05%) MS Excel
13 20 (15.50%) Hyper-V
14 19 (14.73%) VMware ESXi
14 19 (14.73%) Analytical Skills
14 19 (14.73%) HP
15 18 (13.95%) SAN
15 18 (13.95%) Security Cleared
15 18 (13.95%) XenApp
16 17 (13.18%) Degree
16 17 (13.18%) UNIX
16 17 (13.18%) MS Office
17 16 (12.40%) IIS
17 16 (12.40%) DNS
18 15 (11.63%) MetaFrame

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the South East 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 16 (12.40%) IIS
2 13 (10.08%) MS Exchange
2 13 (10.08%) SharePoint
3 10 (7.75%) WebLogic
4 7 (5.43%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (5.43%) Exchange Server 2003
4 7 (5.43%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (3.10%) Lync
7 2 (1.55%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.55%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.55%) Lotus Domino
7 2 (1.55%) CMS
8 1 (0.78%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 22 (17.05%) MS Excel
2 17 (13.18%) MS Office
3 15 (11.63%) MS Project
4 3 (2.33%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.55%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (3.88%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (2.33%) SAP R/3
3 2 (1.55%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 39 (30.23%) Firewall
2 32 (24.81%) TCP/IP
3 18 (13.95%) SAN
4 16 (12.40%) DNS
5 12 (9.30%) VPN
6 8 (6.20%) DHCP
6 8 (6.20%) Network Security
7 7 (5.43%) Intranet
7 7 (5.43%) Internet
8 5 (3.88%) HTTP
9 4 (3.10%) NAS
9 4 (3.10%) SNMP
10 3 (2.33%) WLAN
11 2 (1.55%) WAN
11 2 (1.55%) VoIP
11 2 (1.55%) GPRS
11 2 (1.55%) LAN
11 2 (1.55%) Wireless
11 2 (1.55%) Frame Relay
12 1 (0.78%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (20.93%) SQL Server
2 12 (9.30%) Oracle Database 10g
2 12 (9.30%) SQL Server 2000
2 12 (9.30%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.33%) SAP BW
3 3 (2.33%) Data Mining
3 3 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.55%) Big Data
4 2 (1.55%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.55%) DB2
4 2 (1.55%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.78%) SQL Anywhere
5 1 (0.78%) MySQL
5 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.78%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.78%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (0.78%) AdminStudio
General
1 12 (9.30%) Finance
2 5 (3.88%) French Language
3 3 (2.33%) Retail
3 3 (2.33%) Marketing
4 2 (1.55%) German Language
4 2 (1.55%) Korean Language
4 2 (1.55%) Banking
5 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.53%) HTML
2 5 (3.88%) .NET
3 4 (3.10%) XML
4 3 (2.33%) CSS
5 2 (1.55%) JSP
6 1 (0.78%) Application Packaging
6 1 (0.78%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.73%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (7.75%) Clustering
3 5 (3.88%) NHS
4 4 (3.10%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.33%) CLARiiON
6 2 (1.55%) Visualisation
6 2 (1.55%) Mobile Computing
6 2 (1.55%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.55%) iPhone
6 2 (1.55%) Replication
7 1 (0.78%) AS400
7 1 (0.78%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.78%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.78%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.78%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.78%) HACMP
7 1 (0.78%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.78%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 82 (63.57%) Windows
2 30 (23.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 27 (20.93%) Windows Server 2003
4 17 (13.18%) UNIX
5 12 (9.30%) Linux
5 12 (9.30%) Windows 7
6 9 (6.98%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (5.43%) Solaris
7 7 (5.43%) AIX
8 5 (3.88%) Ubuntu
8 5 (3.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (3.10%) HPUX
10 3 (2.33%) SUSE
11 2 (1.55%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.78%) Android
12 1 (0.78%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.78%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.78%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.78%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.78%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (20.93%) ITIL
2 23 (17.83%) Project Management
3 12 (9.30%) Systems Analysis
4 9 (6.98%) Change Management
5 8 (6.20%) Migration
5 8 (6.20%) Data Analysis
6 7 (5.43%) Performance Analysis
7 6 (4.65%) Performance Management
7 6 (4.65%) Data Migration
8 5 (3.88%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (3.88%) CRM
8 5 (3.88%) Kalman Filter
8 5 (3.88%) Analytics
9 4 (3.10%) Problem Management
9 4 (3.10%) Data Management
9 4 (3.10%) Logistics
10 3 (2.33%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (2.33%) Data Security
10 3 (2.33%) Network Architecture
11 2 (1.55%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 30 (23.26%) SQL
2 13 (10.08%) JavaScript
3 9 (6.98%) PowerShell
3 9 (6.98%) VBScript
4 7 (5.43%) Java
5 2 (1.55%) VB.NET
5 2 (1.55%) Perl
5 2 (1.55%) PL/SQL
5 2 (1.55%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.78%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.78%) VB
6 1 (0.78%) Python
Qualifications
1 18 (13.95%) Security Cleared
2 17 (13.18%) Degree
3 15 (11.63%) DV Cleared
4 12 (9.30%) SC Cleared
5 10 (7.75%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (6.98%) MCSE
7 5 (3.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (3.88%) MCSA
8 4 (3.10%) CCA
8 4 (3.10%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (3.10%) CCEA
9 3 (2.33%) A+ Certification
10 2 (1.55%) IBM AIX Certification
10 2 (1.55%) RHCE
10 2 (1.55%) Network+ Certification
11 1 (0.78%) MOS
11 1 (0.78%) CCNA
11 1 (0.78%) CISSP
11 1 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.43%) SLA
2 6 (4.65%) HL7
3 3 (2.33%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 60 (46.51%) Active Directory
2 37 (28.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (15.50%) Hyper-V
4 19 (14.73%) VMware ESXi
5 18 (13.95%) XenApp
6 15 (11.63%) MetaFrame
7 4 (3.10%) ISA Server
8 3 (2.33%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.78%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.78%) NFS
9 1 (0.78%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.78%) UAG
9 1 (0.78%) vSphere
9 1 (0.78%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.78%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 1 (0.78%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 13 (10.08%) SCOM
2 12 (9.30%) SCCM
3 4 (3.10%) Tivoli
3 4 (3.10%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 4 (3.10%) Netcool
3 4 (3.10%) Netcool/OMNIbus
4 2 (1.55%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (1.55%) ARCserve
5 1 (0.78%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.78%) WSUS
5 1 (0.78%) OpenView
5 1 (0.78%) Control-M
5 1 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.78%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.78%) Puppet
Vendors
1 61 (47.29%) Microsoft
2 40 (31.01%) VMware
3 33 (25.58%) Oracle
4 32 (24.81%) Citrix
5 30 (23.26%) Cisco
6 19 (14.73%) HP
7 7 (5.43%) IBM
7 7 (5.43%) F5
8 6 (4.65%) 3PAR
8 6 (4.65%) Dell
8 6 (4.65%) EMC
8 6 (4.65%) Red Hat
9 5 (3.88%) SolarWinds
10 4 (3.10%) Riverbed
10 4 (3.10%) CheckPoint
10 4 (3.10%) Symantec
10 4 (3.10%) Compuware
10 4 (3.10%) LANDesk
11 3 (2.33%) Sun
11 3 (2.33%) McAfee
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