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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Technical Specialist
Rank 837 917 847
Rank change year-on-year
+80 -70
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Technical Specialist 55 12 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.010% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.053% 0.011% 0.032%
Number of salaries quoted 47 7 16
Average salary £46,377 £62,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.79% +13.63%
UK excluding London average salary £46,377 - £35,500

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
103310 110572 102545
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.34% 94.52% 94.31%
Number of salaries quoted 85440 90223 84888
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 31 July 2015 within the UK.

Senior Technical Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior Technical Specialist
Top 18 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 31 July 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
England +62 55 £46,377 -25.79% 4
South West - 32 £46,377 -
Wiltshire - 32 £46,377 -
Swindon - 32 £46,377 -
London +26 8 £56,500 -9.60% 2
South East - 6 £46,250 - 2
City of London +27 5 £56,500 -9.60% 1
Hampshire - 4 £47,500 - 1
Yorkshire - 4 - -
East Midlands - 3 £46,377 -
Northamptonshire - 3 £46,377 -
Northampton - 3 £46,377 -
Fareham - 2 - - 1
Manchester - 2 £27,500 -
North West - 2 £27,500 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £45,000 - 1
West Sussex - 1 £41,500 -
Horsham - 1 £41,500 -

Senior Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 58 (50.43%) Finance
2 47 (40.87%) Mentoring
3 46 (40.00%) Banking
4 40 (34.78%) Linux
5 39 (33.91%) Stakeholder Management
6 37 (32.17%) Retail
6 37 (32.17%) Analytical Skills
7 35 (30.43%) IBM
8 28 (24.35%) Microsoft
9 26 (22.61%) SQL
9 26 (22.61%) Oracle
9 26 (22.61%) WebSphere
10 25 (21.74%) Windows
11 24 (20.87%) SQL Server
12 23 (20.00%) QA
12 23 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
13 20 (17.39%) SOA
14 19 (16.52%) Mainframe
14 19 (16.52%) Service Delivery
14 19 (16.52%) Technical Analysis
15 18 (15.65%) .NET
15 18 (15.65%) C#
15 18 (15.65%) Systems Analysis
16 17 (14.78%) TCP/IP
17 16 (13.91%) Cisco
17 16 (13.91%) Web Services
17 16 (13.91%) Line Management
18 15 (13.04%) Coaching
18 15 (13.04%) Software Delivery
18 15 (13.04%) SDLC

Senior Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 26 (22.61%) WebSphere
2 6 (5.22%) OpenStack
3 5 (4.35%) CICS
4 4 (3.48%) MS Exchange
5 3 (2.61%) Site Server
6 2 (1.74%) IIS
6 2 (1.74%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.87%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.87%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 10 (8.70%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.74%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.87%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (4.35%) Sentinel
1 5 (4.35%) Oracle General Ledger
1 5 (4.35%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (1.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.87%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (14.78%) TCP/IP
2 15 (13.04%) ATM
3 14 (12.17%) DHCP
3 14 (12.17%) DNS
4 13 (11.30%) Firewall
5 9 (7.83%) Cisco Nexus
6 8 (6.96%) OSPF
6 8 (6.96%) BGP
6 8 (6.96%) Network Security
7 7 (6.09%) SSL
7 7 (6.09%) WAN
7 7 (6.09%) LAN
8 6 (5.22%) Internet
9 5 (4.35%) Fibre Channel
10 3 (2.61%) VPN
11 2 (1.74%) SAN
11 2 (1.74%) VoIP
11 2 (1.74%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (1.74%) Wireless
11 2 (1.74%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (20.87%) SQL Server
2 13 (11.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (10.43%) DB2
4 11 (9.57%) SQL Server 2005
4 11 (9.57%) Oracle Database 11g
4 11 (9.57%) Oracle Database
5 4 (3.48%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.74%) MySQL
6 2 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.87%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 10 (8.70%) ClearCase
1 10 (8.70%) Jenkins
2 4 (3.48%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 58 (50.43%) Finance
2 46 (40.00%) Banking
3 37 (32.17%) Retail
4 8 (6.96%) Financial Institution
5 5 (4.35%) General Ledger
6 3 (2.61%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.74%) Electronics
7 2 (1.74%) Marketing
7 2 (1.74%) Law
7 2 (1.74%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.74%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (15.65%) .NET
2 16 (13.91%) Web Services
3 11 (9.57%) SOAP
3 11 (9.57%) Middleware
3 11 (9.57%) WCF
3 11 (9.57%) REST
4 6 (5.22%) XML
5 5 (4.35%) WSDL
5 5 (4.35%) Sencha Touch
6 4 (3.48%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (3.48%) Ext JS
6 4 (3.48%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (3.48%) ASP.NET
7 3 (2.61%) WebSphere MQ
8 2 (1.74%) HTML
8 2 (1.74%) MSMQ
8 2 (1.74%) HTML5
8 2 (1.74%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 2 (1.74%) JSON
9 1 (0.87%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 37 (32.17%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (16.52%) Mainframe
3 11 (9.57%) Management Information System
4 7 (6.09%) Clustering
5 5 (4.35%) IBM Mainframe
5 5 (4.35%) Reference Data
6 4 (3.48%) DataPower
6 4 (3.48%) Online Banking
6 4 (3.48%) Mobile Banking
7 2 (1.74%) DTV
7 2 (1.74%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.87%) FlexPod
8 1 (0.87%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 40 (34.78%) Linux
2 25 (21.74%) Windows
3 15 (13.04%) AIX
4 11 (9.57%) Solaris
5 9 (7.83%) UNIX
5 9 (7.83%) zOS
6 7 (6.09%) Ubuntu
6 7 (6.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (5.22%) Android
7 6 (5.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (5.22%) Apple iOS
8 5 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (3.48%) Windows Phone 8
9 4 (3.48%) Windows Phone
10 3 (2.61%) Windows 8
10 3 (2.61%) Windows 7
11 2 (1.74%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (1.74%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.87%) SUSE
12 1 (0.87%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (40.87%) Mentoring
2 39 (33.91%) Stakeholder Management
3 23 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
4 20 (17.39%) SOA
5 19 (16.52%) Service Delivery
5 19 (16.52%) Technical Analysis
6 18 (15.65%) Systems Analysis
7 16 (13.91%) Line Management
8 15 (13.04%) Coaching
8 15 (13.04%) Software Delivery
8 15 (13.04%) SDLC
9 11 (9.57%) Data Modelling
9 11 (9.57%) Time Management
10 10 (8.70%) UML
11 8 (6.96%) Project Management
11 8 (6.96%) Load Balancing
11 8 (6.96%) Requirements Management
11 8 (6.96%) Network Monitoring
11 8 (6.96%) Root Cause Analysis
12 7 (6.09%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 26 (22.61%) SQL
2 18 (15.65%) C#
3 11 (9.57%) VB.NET
3 11 (9.57%) Shell Script
3 11 (9.57%) PL/SQL
4 10 (8.70%) Java
5 8 (6.96%) JavaScript
6 5 (4.35%) COBOL
6 5 (4.35%) JCL
7 3 (2.61%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.74%) XPath
9 1 (0.87%) Perl
9 1 (0.87%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (12.17%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (11.30%) CCNP
3 8 (6.96%) CCIE
3 8 (6.96%) Security Cleared
4 7 (6.09%) SC Cleared
5 6 (5.22%) RHCE
6 1 (0.87%) CCSA
6 1 (0.87%) Degree
6 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.87%) MCSE
6 1 (0.87%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (20.00%) QA
2 7 (6.09%) PCI DSS
3 5 (4.35%) ISO 9001
3 5 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (2.61%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (11.30%) Active Directory
2 8 (6.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (6.09%) Hyper-V
3 7 (6.09%) vSphere
4 1 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.87%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.87%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.87%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 8 (6.96%) SolarWinds Orion
2 5 (4.35%) Cobbler
2 5 (4.35%) Oracle ZFS
2 5 (4.35%) CA Endevor
2 5 (4.35%) Tivoli
2 5 (4.35%) BMC PATROL
3 3 (2.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (2.61%) SCCM
4 2 (1.74%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.87%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.87%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 35 (30.43%) IBM
2 28 (24.35%) Microsoft
3 26 (22.61%) Oracle
4 16 (13.91%) Cisco
5 14 (12.17%) Red Hat
6 10 (8.70%) Actimize
6 10 (8.70%) Citrix
7 9 (7.83%) Unisys
7 9 (7.83%) F5
8 8 (6.96%) SolarWinds
8 8 (6.96%) Infoblox
8 8 (6.96%) VMware
8 8 (6.96%) Reuters
8 8 (6.96%) Bloomberg
8 8 (6.96%) Radianz
8 8 (6.96%) PeopleSoft
9 6 (5.22%) SAP
9 6 (5.22%) HP
9 6 (5.22%) EMC
9 6 (5.22%) Juniper
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £52000.00 - £61000.00 per annum + package
Posted: 8 days ago
Oxfordshire
The People Network
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £52000.00 - £61000.00 per annum + package
Posted: 11 days ago
Fareham
Specsavers
Posted: 21 days ago