The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the South West region that had Technical Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 3 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Specialist
Rank 221 211 235
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +24
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 19 39 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.34% 0.64% 0.085%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.66% 0.088%
Number of salaries quoted 13 31 3
Median salary £39,421 £45,000 £32,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-12.39% +40.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,684 £32,500 £24,800
10% offered a salary of more than £47,243 £50,000 £42,400
UK excluding London median salary £46,768 £45,000 £40,250
% change year-on-year
+3.92% +11.80%
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 West 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 West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5430 5923 5699
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.83% 97.45% 96.77%
Number of salaries quoted 4551 4856 4770
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £23,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £56,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Technical Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of job ads across the South West region that featured Technical Specialist in the job title.

Technical Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Technical Specialist
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Technical Specialist Salary Trend in the South West

Technical Specialist
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Technical Specialist across the South West region over the 3 months to 3 May 2016.

Technical Specialist Salary Histogram in the South West

Technical Specialist
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Specialist within the South West region over the 3 months to 3 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire -17 13 £39,421 -14.99%
Gloucestershire -5 6 - -
Technical Specialist
England

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, Technical Specialist job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South West region featuring Technical Specialist in the job title.

1 16 (48.48%) Stakeholder Management
2 14 (42.42%) Finance
3 13 (39.39%) IBM
4 12 (36.36%) C#
4 12 (36.36%) SQL
4 12 (36.36%) .NET
4 12 (36.36%) Web Services
4 12 (36.36%) Windows
4 12 (36.36%) UML
5 11 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 8 (24.24%) BizTalk Server
6 8 (24.24%) Systems Analysis
6 8 (24.24%) Contactless
7 7 (21.21%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (21.21%) HP
7 7 (21.21%) Unix
8 6 (18.18%) Cisco
8 6 (18.18%) Intel Security
8 6 (18.18%) Juniper
8 6 (18.18%) Linux
8 6 (18.18%) Risk Management
8 6 (18.18%) Banking
8 6 (18.18%) Blue Coat
8 6 (18.18%) Forcepoint
8 6 (18.18%) Management Information System
8 6 (18.18%) ArcSight
8 6 (18.18%) SIEM
8 6 (18.18%) Big Data
8 6 (18.18%) Hortonworks
8 6 (18.18%) Data Analytics

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (24.24%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Findur
1 2 (6.06%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) Firewall
1 1 (3.03%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (3.03%) LAN
1 1 (3.03%) Network Security
1 1 (3.03%) OpenScape
1 1 (3.03%) PABX
1 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.03%) Unified Communications
1 1 (3.03%) VoIP
1 1 (3.03%) VPN
1 1 (3.03%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 6 (18.18%) Big Data
2 6 (18.18%) Hadoop
2 6 (18.18%) NoSQL
3 3 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database
4 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 14 (42.42%) Finance
2 6 (18.18%) Banking
3 3 (9.09%) Back Office
4 2 (6.06%) Front Office
5 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (36.36%) .NET
1 12 (36.36%) Web Services
2 2 (6.06%) Middleware
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (3.03%) REST
3 1 (3.03%) SOAP
3 1 (3.03%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (24.24%) Contactless
2 6 (18.18%) Cyberthreat
2 6 (18.18%) Management Information System
2 6 (18.18%) Security Operations Centre
3 4 (12.12%) Mainframe
4 1 (3.03%) Handset
4 1 (3.03%) IVR
4 1 (3.03%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 12 (36.36%) Windows
2 7 (21.21%) Unix
3 6 (18.18%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (48.48%) Stakeholder Management
2 12 (36.36%) UML
3 8 (24.24%) Systems Analysis
4 7 (21.21%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (18.18%) Analytics
5 6 (18.18%) Cybersecurity
5 6 (18.18%) Data Analytics
5 6 (18.18%) Requirements Management
5 6 (18.18%) Risk Management
5 6 (18.18%) Security Operations
5 6 (18.18%) SIEM
5 6 (18.18%) System Testing
5 6 (18.18%) Technical Architecture
6 5 (15.15%) Technical Analysis
7 4 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (12.12%) Mentoring
8 3 (9.09%) Time Management
8 3 (9.09%) Translating Business Requirements
8 3 (9.09%) Waterfall
8 3 (9.09%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 12 (36.36%) C#
1 12 (36.36%) SQL
2 3 (9.09%) PL/SQL
2 3 (9.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) QA
2 1 (3.03%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) VMware ESX
1 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (18.18%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 13 (39.39%) IBM
2 7 (21.21%) HP
3 6 (18.18%) ArcSight
3 6 (18.18%) Blue Coat
3 6 (18.18%) Cisco
3 6 (18.18%) FireEye
3 6 (18.18%) Forcepoint
3 6 (18.18%) Hortonworks
3 6 (18.18%) Intel Security
3 6 (18.18%) Juniper
3 6 (18.18%) Palo Alto
4 5 (15.15%) Oracle
5 4 (12.12%) Microsoft
6 3 (9.09%) Murex
6 3 (9.09%) Unisys
7 1 (3.03%) EMC
7 1 (3.03%) Hitachi
7 1 (3.03%) NetApp
7 1 (3.03%) Siemens
7 1 (3.03%) VMware