The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Technical Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Specialist
Rank 620 637 630
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 268 242 254
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.23% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.25% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 203 182 205
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +7.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £30,500 £25,260
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +13.51%

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
99917 98112 105285
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.81% 94.57% 95.14%
Number of salaries quoted 83183 79195 90333
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Technical Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Technical Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Technical Specialist
Salary Trend

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

Technical Specialist Salary Trend in the UK

Technical Specialist
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Technical Specialist over the 3 months to 27 January 2015 within the UK.

Technical Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 27 January 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +35 239 £45,000 +5.88% 35
London +37 78 £50,500 -1.46% 14
South East -9 72 £44,000 +4.76% 4
Berkshire 0 29 £44,500 +5.95% 2
South West +15 28 £47,500 +2.70% 7
Wiltshire - 25 £50,000 - 5
Swindon - 23 £50,000 - 5
North West -5 22 £65,000 +34.02% 1
Scotland +15 21 £42,500 +6.25% 6
Surrey +9 21 £45,000 +16.12%
City of London 0 20 £57,500 +15.00% 3
Yorkshire -33 14 £40,375 -2.00% 5
Reading 0 13 £23,000 -45.23% 1
Cheshire +8 12 £65,000 +34.02% 1
East of England -8 12 £36,500 -8.75% 1
Glasgow +11 10 £42,500 +6.25% 2
Hampshire - 10 £38,000 - 1
West Yorkshire -15 8 £40,375 -11.26% 4
Hertfordshire -4 7 £36,500 +19.67%
East Midlands +19 6 £47,500 +11.76%
Redhill - 6 £53,750 -
Nottinghamshire +18 5 £50,000 +16.82%
Nottingham +14 5 £50,000 +16.82%
Buckinghamshire +4 5 £32,500 +1.56%
Edinburgh -3 5 £56,000 +45.51% 2
Manchester -6 5 £40,150 -35.76%
Barrow-in-Furness - 5 £34,000 -
Cumbria - 5 £34,000 -
York - 5 - -
North Yorkshire - 5 - -

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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.

1 234 (40.77%) Windows
2 169 (29.44%) Finance
3 148 (25.78%) Microsoft
4 137 (23.87%) Oracle
5 135 (23.52%) SQL Server
6 133 (23.17%) Active Directory
7 127 (22.13%) Banking
8 125 (21.78%) SQL
9 124 (21.60%) VMware
10 112 (19.51%) Analytical Skills
11 101 (17.60%) VMware Infrastructure
12 89 (15.51%) Linux
12 89 (15.51%) IBM
13 88 (15.33%) Cisco
14 86 (14.98%) Retail
15 83 (14.46%) Change Management
16 82 (14.29%) UNIX
17 79 (13.76%) Java
18 78 (13.59%) ITIL
19 77 (13.41%) Citrix
20 74 (12.89%) HP
20 74 (12.89%) Mentoring
21 72 (12.54%) TCP/IP
22 70 (12.20%) Degree
23 69 (12.02%) QA
24 68 (11.85%) Windows Server 2008
24 68 (11.85%) DNS
25 67 (11.67%) SAN
26 63 (10.98%) Coaching
27 60 (10.45%) Mainframe

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 45 (7.84%) MS Exchange
2 38 (6.62%) IIS
3 30 (5.23%) WebSphere
4 27 (4.70%) Exchange Server 2010
5 23 (4.01%) CICS
6 19 (3.31%) SharePoint
7 17 (2.96%) WebLogic
8 16 (2.79%) Lync
9 14 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2013
10 11 (1.92%) SAS
11 9 (1.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 8 (1.39%) Lotus Domino
12 8 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2007
12 8 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2003
13 7 (1.22%) Tomcat
13 7 (1.22%) WebSphere Application Server
14 6 (1.05%) Apache
15 5 (0.87%) JBoss
15 5 (0.87%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
16 4 (0.70%) MQSeries
Applications
1 52 (9.06%) MS Excel
2 35 (6.10%) MS Office
3 15 (2.61%) MS Project
4 4 (0.70%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (2.61%) BASE24
2 14 (2.44%) Oracle General Ledger
2 14 (2.44%) Oracle Payables
3 5 (0.87%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.52%) Google Analytics
4 3 (0.52%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.17%) Endur
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.17%) Summit
5 1 (0.17%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.52%) Office 365
3 1 (0.17%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 72 (12.54%) TCP/IP
2 68 (11.85%) DNS
3 67 (11.67%) SAN
4 52 (9.06%) Firewall
5 36 (6.27%) ATM
6 34 (5.92%) VPN
7 33 (5.75%) Internet
8 31 (5.40%) DHCP
9 22 (3.83%) NAS
10 17 (2.96%) Intranet
11 14 (2.44%) HTTP
12 13 (2.26%) LAN
13 10 (1.74%) VoIP
13 10 (1.74%) LDAP
13 10 (1.74%) SSL
13 10 (1.74%) Network Security
14 9 (1.57%) WAN
15 7 (1.22%) GPRS
16 6 (1.05%) SMS
16 6 (1.05%) SIGTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (23.52%) SQL Server
2 47 (8.19%) DB2
3 25 (4.36%) SQL Server 2008
4 24 (4.18%) Oracle Database
5 15 (2.61%) Data Warehouse
5 15 (2.61%) Oracle Database 10g
6 14 (2.44%) SQL Server 2000
7 12 (2.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 12 (2.09%) Crystal Reports
8 11 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
8 11 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
9 9 (1.57%) Oracle Reports
10 8 (1.39%) Data Mining
11 7 (1.22%) RDBMS
11 7 (1.22%) Relational Database
12 5 (0.87%) MS Access
12 5 (0.87%) MySQL
12 5 (0.87%) NonStop SQL
13 4 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 4 (0.70%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 19 (3.31%) ClearCase
2 4 (0.70%) LabVIEW
2 4 (0.70%) TeamCity
3 3 (0.52%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.35%) MSI
4 2 (0.35%) JIRA
4 2 (0.35%) AdminStudio
4 2 (0.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.17%) Fiddler
5 1 (0.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.17%) WiX
5 1 (0.17%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (0.17%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.17%) Xcode
5 1 (0.17%) JUnit
5 1 (0.17%) Eclipse
General
1 169 (29.44%) Finance
2 127 (22.13%) Banking
3 86 (14.98%) Retail
4 26 (4.53%) Telecoms
5 14 (2.44%) General Ledger
6 10 (1.74%) Front Office
7 9 (1.57%) Retail Banking
8 8 (1.39%) Marketing
9 7 (1.22%) Billing
9 7 (1.22%) Investment Banking
10 6 (1.05%) Electronics
11 5 (0.87%) French Language
12 4 (0.70%) Private Banking
12 4 (0.70%) Law
12 4 (0.70%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.70%) Advertising
13 3 (0.52%) Arabic Language
13 3 (0.52%) Russian Language
14 2 (0.35%) German Language
14 2 (0.35%) Korean Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (8.89%) .NET
2 50 (8.71%) XML
3 29 (5.05%) HTML
4 25 (4.36%) J2EE
4 25 (4.36%) Web Services
4 25 (4.36%) Middleware
5 13 (2.26%) XSLT
6 12 (2.09%) WebSphere MQ
7 9 (1.57%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 8 (1.39%) ISPF
9 7 (1.22%) SOAP
10 6 (1.05%) HTML5
11 5 (0.87%) XML Messaging
11 5 (0.87%) ASP.NET
12 3 (0.52%) CSS
12 3 (0.52%) MSMQ
12 3 (0.52%) JMS
12 3 (0.52%) WinForms
12 3 (0.52%) FIX Protocol
12 3 (0.52%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 112 (19.51%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (10.45%) Mainframe
3 26 (4.53%) Blackberry
4 24 (4.18%) Tandem
4 24 (4.18%) Computer Science
5 23 (4.01%) Management Information System
6 22 (3.83%) IBM Mainframe
7 20 (3.48%) Cryptography
8 19 (3.31%) Replication
9 18 (3.14%) Clustering
10 16 (2.79%) SWIFT
11 15 (2.61%) EMV
12 14 (2.44%) Client/Server
12 14 (2.44%) CLARiiON
13 11 (1.92%) EMC Centera
13 11 (1.92%) Mobile App
13 11 (1.92%) Symmetrix DMX
14 10 (1.74%) HACMP
15 9 (1.57%) Chip Card
15 9 (1.57%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 234 (40.77%) Windows
2 89 (15.51%) Linux
3 82 (14.29%) UNIX
4 68 (11.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 53 (9.23%) Windows Server 2003
6 43 (7.49%) Windows 7
7 40 (6.97%) Windows Server 2012
8 33 (5.75%) Solaris
9 27 (4.70%) AIX
10 25 (4.36%) Windows XP
11 21 (3.66%) Apple iOS
12 18 (3.14%) Android
13 16 (2.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 9 (1.57%) HPUX
15 8 (1.39%) Windows 8
16 6 (1.05%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 6 (1.05%) zOS
17 5 (0.87%) SUSE
17 5 (0.87%) Ubuntu
18 2 (0.35%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (14.46%) Change Management
2 78 (13.59%) ITIL
3 74 (12.89%) Mentoring
4 63 (10.98%) Coaching
5 51 (8.89%) Stakeholder Management
6 38 (6.62%) Project Management
7 35 (6.10%) Migration
8 34 (5.92%) Systems Analysis
9 33 (5.75%) Continuous Improvement
10 30 (5.23%) Analytics
11 22 (3.83%) Asset Management
11 22 (3.83%) SOA
11 22 (3.83%) CRM
12 21 (3.66%) Disaster Recovery
13 20 (3.48%) Data Modelling
14 19 (3.31%) Investment Management
15 18 (3.14%) Release Management
16 16 (2.79%) Time Management
17 15 (2.61%) Root Cause Analysis
17 15 (2.61%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 125 (21.78%) SQL
2 79 (13.76%) Java
3 60 (10.45%) C#
4 53 (9.23%) COBOL
5 44 (7.67%) PowerShell
6 39 (6.79%) C++
7 37 (6.45%) Perl
7 37 (6.45%) JCL
8 34 (5.92%) Shell Script
9 25 (4.36%) JavaScript
10 23 (4.01%) C
11 19 (3.31%) PL/1
12 18 (3.14%) Assembly Language
13 17 (2.96%) PL/SQL
14 14 (2.44%) VBScript
15 13 (2.26%) Python
15 13 (2.26%) REXX
16 12 (2.09%) T-SQL
17 7 (1.22%) VB
18 6 (1.05%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 70 (12.20%) Degree
2 32 (5.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 29 (5.05%) MCSE
4 28 (4.88%) Security Cleared
5 18 (3.14%) SC Cleared
6 15 (2.61%) DV Cleared
6 15 (2.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 10 (1.74%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (1.57%) MCSA
9 8 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (1.22%) IBM AIX Certification
10 7 (1.22%) CCA
10 7 (1.22%) Citrix Certification
11 5 (0.87%) CCEA
11 5 (0.87%) CCENT
11 5 (0.87%) VCP5
12 4 (0.70%) CCNP
12 4 (0.70%) MCP
12 4 (0.70%) HND
13 3 (0.52%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (12.02%) QA
2 18 (3.14%) SLA
3 15 (2.61%) ISO 8583
4 8 (1.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 8 (1.39%) HL7
5 4 (0.70%) COBIT
6 3 (0.52%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 133 (23.17%) Active Directory
2 101 (17.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (8.54%) Hyper-V
4 46 (8.01%) XenApp
5 33 (5.75%) VMware ESXi
6 23 (4.01%) vSphere
7 15 (2.61%) MetaFrame
7 15 (2.61%) Firmware
8 14 (2.44%) XenDesktop
9 13 (2.26%) Microsoft App-V
10 11 (1.92%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 7 (1.22%) Oracle RAC
11 7 (1.22%) PowerHA
12 5 (0.87%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 5 (0.87%) NFS
13 4 (0.70%) DFS Replication
13 4 (0.70%) ISA Server
13 4 (0.70%) VMware ESX
14 2 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
14 2 (0.35%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 53 (9.23%) SCOM
2 41 (7.14%) SCCM
3 21 (3.66%) SCVMM
3 21 (3.66%) CA Endevor
4 18 (3.14%) NetBackup
5 17 (2.96%) SCOrch
6 14 (2.44%) SCSM
7 12 (2.09%) SCDPM
8 8 (1.39%) Control-M
9 7 (1.22%) WSUS
9 7 (1.22%) Puppet
10 6 (1.05%) BMC PATROL
11 5 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
12 4 (0.70%) Red Hat Satellite
12 4 (0.70%) Norton AntiVirus
12 4 (0.70%) Tivoli
12 4 (0.70%) Tivoli Monitoring
12 4 (0.70%) Netcool
12 4 (0.70%) Netcool/OMNIbus
13 3 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 148 (25.78%) Microsoft
2 137 (23.87%) Oracle
3 124 (21.60%) VMware
4 89 (15.51%) IBM
5 88 (15.33%) Cisco
6 77 (13.41%) Citrix
7 74 (12.89%) HP
8 46 (8.01%) NetApp
9 32 (5.57%) EMC
10 26 (4.53%) Red Hat
11 25 (4.36%) AppSense
12 21 (3.66%) Sun
13 20 (3.48%) Veritas
14 19 (3.31%) Dell
15 18 (3.14%) F5
16 17 (2.96%) Apple
17 15 (2.61%) NCR
17 15 (2.61%) Hyperion
17 15 (2.61%) PeopleSoft
17 15 (2.61%) VocaLink
Tadley, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £17000 - £27000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
EarthStream Global
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum + bonus and benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
Linlithgow, West Lothian
Advantage XPO
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Posted: 4 days ago
Yorkshire
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 5 days ago
Scotland
Search Consultancy
Salary: benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
New Malden, Surrey
Blue Personnel
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Montash
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
MathWorks
Salary: £36,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £36491 - £45077 per annum + car,benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
South East London
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £42840 - £64281 per annum + car,benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Swindon
Nationwide Building Society
Posted: 12 days ago
South East
Vodafone
Posted: 13 days ago