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 7 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Specialist
Rank 214 226 230
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 22 27 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.43% 0.47% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.48% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 8 26 10
Median salary £40,000 £49,500 £39,324
Median salary % change year-on-year
-19.19% +25.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £39,400 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,800 £45,100
UK excluding London median salary £40,250 £44,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-9.55% +11.25%
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
5028 5584 6295
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 97.14% 96.89% 97.33%
Number of salaries quoted 4229 4737 5233
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.43% +2.50%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 +20 13 - -
Bristol +15 5 £27,500 -45.00%
Somerset - 4 £60,000 -
Technical Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 (61.54%) Data Centre
2 15 (57.69%) Presales
2 15 (57.69%) Intel
2 15 (57.69%) Degree
3 12 (46.15%) Open Source
4 9 (34.62%) GGSN
4 9 (34.62%) MGW
4 9 (34.62%) Business Development
4 9 (34.62%) FCAPS
4 9 (34.62%) Firmware
4 9 (34.62%) Wi-Fi
4 9 (34.62%) Wireless
4 9 (34.62%) 3GPP
4 9 (34.62%) Software Optimisation
5 6 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
6 4 (15.38%) SQL
7 3 (11.54%) Python
7 3 (11.54%) C#
7 3 (11.54%) C++
7 3 (11.54%) SOA
7 3 (11.54%) Data Mining
7 3 (11.54%) SAS
7 3 (11.54%) VMware
7 3 (11.54%) Penetration Testing
7 3 (11.54%) Software Engineering
7 3 (11.54%) Mathematics
7 3 (11.54%) Computer Science
7 3 (11.54%) Statistics
7 3 (11.54%) ISO/IEC 27001

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 3 (11.54%) Apache Spark
1 3 (11.54%) OpenStack
1 3 (11.54%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) SPSS
2 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (11.54%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (11.54%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (11.54%) IaaS
1 3 (11.54%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (34.62%) 3GPP
1 9 (34.62%) FCAPS
1 9 (34.62%) GGSN
1 9 (34.62%) MGW
1 9 (34.62%) Wi-Fi
1 9 (34.62%) Wireless
2 3 (11.54%) Network Security
3 1 (3.85%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) Big Data
1 3 (11.54%) Data Mining
1 3 (11.54%) Hadoop
2 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (7.69%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) MLlib
1 3 (11.54%) OpenDaylight
1 3 (11.54%) scikit-learn
1 3 (11.54%) TensorFlow
1 3 (11.54%) Theano
Miscellaneous
1 16 (61.54%) Data Centre
2 6 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (11.54%) Algorithms
3 3 (11.54%) Computer Science
3 3 (11.54%) Mathematics
3 3 (11.54%) Public Cloud
3 3 (11.54%) Statistics
4 1 (3.85%) Handset
4 1 (3.85%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) Android
1 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
1 1 (3.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (57.69%) Presales
2 12 (46.15%) Open Source
3 9 (34.62%) Business Development
3 9 (34.62%) Software Optimisation
4 3 (11.54%) Analytics
4 3 (11.54%) Big Data Analytics
4 3 (11.54%) Data Analytics
4 3 (11.54%) DevOps
4 3 (11.54%) Machine Learning
4 3 (11.54%) Microservices
4 3 (11.54%) Penetration Testing
4 3 (11.54%) Performance Management
4 3 (11.54%) SOA
4 3 (11.54%) Software Engineering
4 3 (11.54%) Time Management
5 2 (7.69%) Mentoring
5 2 (7.69%) Network Management
5 2 (7.69%) Project Management
6 1 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (3.85%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) SQL
2 3 (11.54%) C#
2 3 (11.54%) C++
2 3 (11.54%) Python
2 3 (11.54%) R
3 1 (3.85%) Java
3 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.85%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 15 (57.69%) Degree
2 2 (7.69%) CCNA
2 2 (7.69%) CCNP
2 2 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (7.69%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) HIPAA
1 3 (11.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (11.54%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (34.62%) Firmware
2 3 (11.54%) Ceph
2 3 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 15 (57.69%) Intel
2 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 3 (11.54%) VMware
4 2 (7.69%) Cisco
5 1 (3.85%) 3PAR
5 1 (3.85%) EMC
5 1 (3.85%) HP
5 1 (3.85%) IBM
5 1 (3.85%) NetApp