The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Specialist role in IT jobs advertised for the Southampton 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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Specialist
Rank 74 93 86
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 16 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 2.05% 0.11% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.08% 0.11% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 15 1 2
Average salary £41,500 £37,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.66% +25.00%
UK excluding London average salary £47,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.44% +12.50%
Technical Specialist
Hampshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Southampton 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
Southampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
770 931 883
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 98.84% 98.94% 97.57%
Number of salaries quoted 716 758 765
Average salary £41,500 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,350 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Technical Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

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

Technical Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

Technical Specialist
Salary Trend in Southampton

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

Technical Specialist Salary Trend in Southampton

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT jobs across the Southampton 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 12 (63.16%) Windows
1 12 (63.16%) Microsoft
1 12 (63.16%) Active Directory
2 10 (52.63%) Windows Server 2003
2 10 (52.63%) DHCP
2 10 (52.63%) DNS
2 10 (52.63%) Windows Server 2008
2 10 (52.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (52.63%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 10 (52.63%) Azure Active Directory
2 10 (52.63%) Windows Server
3 9 (47.37%) Retail
4 8 (42.11%) Configuration Management
4 8 (42.11%) PowerShell
5 7 (36.84%) WAN
5 7 (36.84%) SAN
5 7 (36.84%) ERP
5 7 (36.84%) SAP
6 6 (31.58%) VBScript
6 6 (31.58%) CA
6 6 (31.58%) Migration
6 6 (31.58%) PKI
6 6 (31.58%) Infoblox
6 6 (31.58%) Cyber-Ark
7 5 (26.32%) DevOps
7 5 (26.32%) Waterfall
7 5 (26.32%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (26.32%) EPoS

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT jobs across the Southampton 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 4 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2003
1 4 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (21.05%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
1 2 (10.53%) MS Office
1 2 (10.53%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (10.53%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 10 (52.63%) Azure Active Directory
1 10 (52.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (26.32%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (21.05%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (52.63%) DHCP
1 10 (52.63%) DNS
2 7 (36.84%) SAN
2 7 (36.84%) WAN
General
1 9 (47.37%) Retail
2 2 (10.53%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) Web Services
2 2 (10.53%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) PKI
2 5 (26.32%) EPoS
3 2 (10.53%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 12 (63.16%) Windows
2 10 (52.63%) Windows Server
2 10 (52.63%) Windows Server 2003
2 10 (52.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (26.32%) Linux
3 5 (26.32%) Unix
4 2 (10.53%) AIX
4 2 (10.53%) Windows 7
4 2 (10.53%) Windows 8
4 2 (10.53%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Configuration Management
2 7 (36.84%) ERP
3 6 (31.58%) Migration
4 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (26.32%) CRM
4 5 (26.32%) DevOps
4 5 (26.32%) Waterfall
5 4 (21.05%) Capacity Management
5 4 (21.05%) Performance Management
6 2 (10.53%) Application Packaging
6 2 (10.53%) Integration Testing
6 2 (10.53%) IT Asset Management
6 2 (10.53%) SDLC
6 2 (10.53%) Software Deployment
6 2 (10.53%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) PowerShell
2 6 (31.58%) VBScript
3 2 (10.53%) C#
3 2 (10.53%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Degree
System Software
1 12 (63.16%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (52.63%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (10.53%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (63.16%) Microsoft
2 7 (36.84%) SAP
3 6 (31.58%) CA
3 6 (31.58%) Cyber-Ark
3 6 (31.58%) Infoblox
4 4 (21.05%) Sophos
5 2 (10.53%) HP
5 2 (10.53%) LANDesk