The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Technical Specialist role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Senior Technical Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Technical Specialist
Rank 881 861 900
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +39
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Technical Specialist 23 18 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.017% 0.007%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.018% 0.007%
Number of salaries quoted 12 14 6
Average salary £45,500 £55,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.27% +29.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £55,000 £41,250
10% offered a salary of more than £51,850 £55,000 £51,250
UK excluding London average salary £48,750 £63,750 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-23.52% +50.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
107528 102254 109513
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.52% 95.27%
Number of salaries quoted 87765 84921 93187
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Senior Technical Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Senior Technical Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior Technical Specialist
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior Technical Specialist within the UK.

Senior Technical Specialist Salary Trend in the UK

Senior Technical Specialist
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Senior Technical Specialist over the 3 months to 21 October 2014 within the UK.

Senior Technical Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior Technical Specialist
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Technical Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 21 October 2014. 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
England -10 23 £45,500 -17.27% 5
London -9 14 £44,250 -19.54% 3
Durham - 4 - -
North East - 4 - -
Wimbledon - 3 £46,000 -
South East -5 2 £52,500 -
Hampshire - 2 £52,500 -
Havant - 2 £52,500 -
West Midlands -23 1 £35,000 -51.72%
South West - 1 £45,000 - 1
Bristol - 1 £45,000 -
Manchester - 1 - - 1
Rugby - 1 £35,000 -
Warwickshire - 1 £35,000 -
North West - 1 - - 1

Senior Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Senior 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 Senior Technical Specialist in their job title.

1 22 (62.86%) Windows
2 20 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (54.29%) SQL Server
4 17 (48.57%) Retail
5 16 (45.71%) Java
5 16 (45.71%) SQL
6 15 (42.86%) Oracle
6 15 (42.86%) Linux
6 15 (42.86%) TCP/IP
6 15 (42.86%) IBM
6 15 (42.86%) Change Management
6 15 (42.86%) Mentoring
6 15 (42.86%) Coaching
6 15 (42.86%) QA
6 15 (42.86%) PowerShell
7 14 (40.00%) Windows XP
7 14 (40.00%) C#
8 13 (37.14%) C++
8 13 (37.14%) COBOL
8 13 (37.14%) J2EE
8 13 (37.14%) DB2
8 13 (37.14%) XML
8 13 (37.14%) HP
8 13 (37.14%) Mainframe
8 13 (37.14%) PL/1
8 13 (37.14%) NCR
8 13 (37.14%) JCL
8 13 (37.14%) Tandem
8 13 (37.14%) BASE24
8 13 (37.14%) ISO 8583

Senior Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Senior 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 Senior Technical Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (11.43%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (5.71%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.86%) Apache Solr
4 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2000
4 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 5 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.71%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 13 (37.14%) BASE24
2 2 (5.71%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.71%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 15 (42.86%) TCP/IP
2 10 (28.57%) ATM
3 6 (17.14%) SAN
4 5 (14.29%) DHCP
4 5 (14.29%) DNS
5 2 (5.71%) NAS
6 1 (2.86%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (2.86%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (54.29%) SQL Server
2 13 (37.14%) DB2
3 3 (8.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (8.57%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (5.71%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.86%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.86%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.86%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) ClearCase
General
1 17 (48.57%) Retail
2 11 (31.43%) Finance
2 11 (31.43%) Banking
3 1 (2.86%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (37.14%) J2EE
1 13 (37.14%) XML
2 3 (8.57%) Middleware
3 1 (2.86%) Guava
3 1 (2.86%) Guice
3 1 (2.86%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 20 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (37.14%) Mainframe
2 13 (37.14%) Tandem
2 13 (37.14%) Cryptography
3 8 (22.86%) EMV
4 4 (11.43%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.86%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.86%) Statistics
5 1 (2.86%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 22 (62.86%) Windows
2 15 (42.86%) Linux
3 14 (40.00%) Windows XP
4 13 (37.14%) Windows 7
5 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.86%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.86%) Android
7 1 (2.86%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (42.86%) Change Management
1 15 (42.86%) Mentoring
1 15 (42.86%) Coaching
2 3 (8.57%) Data Analysis
3 2 (5.71%) Configuration Management
3 2 (5.71%) SOA
3 2 (5.71%) ITIL
3 2 (5.71%) High Availability
4 1 (2.86%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (2.86%) Analytics
4 1 (2.86%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (2.86%) Time Management
4 1 (2.86%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (2.86%) Business Development
4 1 (2.86%) Content Management
4 1 (2.86%) CRM
4 1 (2.86%) E-Commerce
4 1 (2.86%) Information Security
4 1 (2.86%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (2.86%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (45.71%) Java
1 16 (45.71%) SQL
2 15 (42.86%) PowerShell
3 14 (40.00%) C#
4 13 (37.14%) C++
4 13 (37.14%) COBOL
4 13 (37.14%) PL/1
4 13 (37.14%) JCL
5 2 (5.71%) Shell Script
5 2 (5.71%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.86%) Scala
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (42.86%) QA
2 13 (37.14%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 9 (25.71%) Active Directory
2 6 (17.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (11.43%) XenApp
4 3 (8.57%) DFS Replication
5 2 (5.71%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.86%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) NetBackup
1 2 (5.71%) SCCM
1 2 (5.71%) SCOM
1 2 (5.71%) SCVMM
1 2 (5.71%) SCSM
Vendors
1 15 (42.86%) Oracle
1 15 (42.86%) IBM
2 13 (37.14%) HP
2 13 (37.14%) NCR
3 10 (28.57%) VMware
4 8 (22.86%) Microsoft
4 8 (22.86%) Citrix
4 8 (22.86%) VocaLink
5 4 (11.43%) CommVault
5 4 (11.43%) AppSense
6 2 (5.71%) Veritas
6 2 (5.71%) NetApp
6 2 (5.71%) Dell
6 2 (5.71%) Actimize
7 1 (2.86%) F5
7 1 (2.86%) Cisco
7 1 (2.86%) Juniper
7 1 (2.86%) Blue Coat
7 1 (2.86%) Symantec
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