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

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Specialist
Rank 588 652 674
Rank change year-on-year
+64 +22
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 346 292 218
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.25% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.26% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 214 176 156
Average salary £46,377 £50,000 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.24% +16.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,650 £35,000 £30,750
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £63,000 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,377 £46,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+0.27% +15.62%

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
103370 110694 102634
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.33% 94.52% 94.35%
Number of salaries quoted 85496 90365 85012
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%

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 30 July 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 30 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 +78 308 £47,500 -5.00% 40
London +71 138 £55,000 - 19
South West +29 47 £46,377 -21.39% 1
Swindon +45 45 £46,377 -15.67% 1
Wiltshire +33 45 £46,377 -15.67% 1
City of London +53 41 £56,500 +5.60% 2
South East -18 40 £46,250 +19.35% 10
Scotland +13 31 £40,000 +25.00% 7
Yorkshire +15 25 £43,000 -4.44% 2
Edinburgh -1 21 £47,500 +48.43% 6
West Midlands +9 20 £38,049 -15.44% 2
East Midlands +8 14 £34,000 -28.42% 2
Birmingham +4 13 £52,500 +2.43% 2
West Yorkshire +14 12 £43,000 -2.45%
East of England -7 12 £52,500 +5.00%
Berkshire -13 12 £50,000 +36.98% 3
Surrey +9 11 £45,000 -5.26%
North West -16 11 £50,000 -11.50% 4
Manchester +13 9 £27,500 -28.57% 2
Nottingham - 9 £33,045 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 9 £33,045 - 1
Leeds +8 8 £43,000 -2.45%
Hertfordshire +3 8 £52,500 +25.00%
Hampshire +9 7 £47,500 +52.00% 3
Glasgow +18 5 £55,000 +30.17% 1
Buckinghamshire +2 5 £26,750 -17.69% 3
Southwark - 5 £44,750 -
West Dunbartonshire - 5 £39,000 -
Bracknell - 5 £50,000 -
Clydebank - 5 £39,000 -

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 292 (39.57%) Banking
2 270 (36.59%) Retail
3 262 (35.50%) Finance
4 200 (27.10%) Windows
5 197 (26.69%) IBM
6 192 (26.02%) Analytical Skills
7 158 (21.41%) WebSphere
8 149 (20.19%) Linux
9 146 (19.78%) Mentoring
10 136 (18.43%) Change Management
11 128 (17.34%) UNIX
12 121 (16.40%) QA
13 119 (16.12%) SDLC
14 116 (15.72%) SQL
15 110 (14.91%) Oracle
15 110 (14.91%) Microsoft
16 108 (14.63%) SQL Server
16 108 (14.63%) Coaching
17 101 (13.69%) Java
18 100 (13.55%) DB2
19 98 (13.28%) .NET
20 79 (10.70%) WebSphere MQ
21 78 (10.57%) C#
22 76 (10.30%) WebSphere Message Broker
23 75 (10.16%) Stakeholder Management
24 72 (9.76%) WebSphere Application Server
25 67 (9.08%) Apple iOS
26 63 (8.54%) Web Services
26 63 (8.54%) HP
27 62 (8.40%) SOA

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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
1 158 (21.41%) WebSphere
2 72 (9.76%) WebSphere Application Server
3 50 (6.78%) SharePoint
4 31 (4.20%) IIS
4 31 (4.20%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
5 23 (3.12%) BizTalk Server
6 19 (2.57%) WebSphere Portal
7 18 (2.44%) Lotus Domino
7 18 (2.44%) Apache
8 17 (2.30%) MS Exchange
8 17 (2.30%) IBM Connections
9 13 (1.76%) WebLogic
10 11 (1.49%) JBoss
10 11 (1.49%) Tomcat
11 8 (1.08%) CMS
12 7 (0.95%) SharePoint Server
12 7 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2007
13 6 (0.81%) Drupal
13 6 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
13 6 (0.81%) OpenStack
Applications
1 55 (7.45%) MS Excel
2 28 (3.79%) MS Office
3 13 (1.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (1.49%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.95%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.27%) InDesign
7 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (1.22%) Oracle General Ledger
2 8 (1.08%) Oracle Payables
3 7 (0.95%) Cognos TM1
4 5 (0.68%) Sentinel
5 4 (0.54%) BASE24
5 4 (0.54%) Agresso
5 4 (0.54%) Magento
6 3 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.14%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 20 (2.71%) Office 365
2 13 (1.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (1.36%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.68%) SaaS
5 4 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.41%) Google Apps
7 2 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.14%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 53 (7.18%) Internet
2 50 (6.78%) DNS
3 45 (6.10%) Firewall
4 43 (5.83%) VPN
5 38 (5.15%) TCP/IP
6 36 (4.88%) SAN
7 33 (4.47%) ATM
7 33 (4.47%) LAN
8 29 (3.93%) WAN
9 25 (3.39%) Broadband
10 23 (3.12%) VoIP
11 22 (2.98%) DHCP
12 21 (2.85%) SSL
13 17 (2.30%) Intranet
13 17 (2.30%) VLAN
14 14 (1.90%) Wi-Fi
15 13 (1.76%) LDAP
15 13 (1.76%) Network Security
15 13 (1.76%) Cisco Nexus
16 12 (1.63%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (14.63%) SQL Server
2 100 (13.55%) DB2
3 31 (4.20%) Oracle Database
4 27 (3.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 23 (3.12%) Oracle Database 11g
6 17 (2.30%) SQL Server 2005
7 16 (2.17%) MySQL
8 14 (1.90%) NonStop SQL
8 14 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
9 13 (1.76%) SQL Server 2008
10 11 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 11 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 11 (1.49%) BusinessObjects
11 10 (1.36%) DataStage
11 10 (1.36%) JasperReports
11 10 (1.36%) NoSQL
12 8 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
13 6 (0.81%) BusinessObjects XI
13 6 (0.81%) Data Mining
14 5 (0.68%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 23 (3.12%) Jenkins
2 20 (2.71%) ClearCase
3 12 (1.63%) Visual Studio
4 8 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (0.95%) NCover
5 7 (0.95%) FxCop
5 7 (0.95%) NUnit
5 7 (0.95%) CruiseControl
5 7 (0.95%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 6 (0.81%) Xcode
7 5 (0.68%) Maven
7 5 (0.68%) Eclipse
7 5 (0.68%) Git (software)
8 4 (0.54%) LoadRunner
8 4 (0.54%) JMeter
9 3 (0.41%) Subversion
9 3 (0.41%) Redmine
10 2 (0.27%) Oracle Forms
10 2 (0.27%) JIRA
10 2 (0.27%) Fiddler
General
1 292 (39.57%) Banking
2 270 (36.59%) Retail
3 262 (35.50%) Finance
4 44 (5.96%) Telecoms
5 30 (4.07%) Marketing
6 24 (3.25%) Corporate Banking
7 22 (2.98%) Manufacturing
8 13 (1.76%) Financial Institution
9 9 (1.22%) Back Office
9 9 (1.22%) General Ledger
10 8 (1.08%) Electronics
10 8 (1.08%) Investment Banking
11 7 (0.95%) Arabic Language
11 7 (0.95%) Russian Language
11 7 (0.95%) Publishing
12 6 (0.81%) Law
13 5 (0.68%) Games
13 5 (0.68%) German Language
14 4 (0.54%) French Language
14 4 (0.54%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (13.28%) .NET
2 79 (10.70%) WebSphere MQ
3 76 (10.30%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 63 (8.54%) Web Services
5 55 (7.45%) XML
6 54 (7.32%) HTML
7 43 (5.83%) Middleware
8 35 (4.74%) J2EE
9 27 (3.66%) CSS
10 25 (3.39%) ASP.NET
11 21 (2.85%) SOAP
11 21 (2.85%) WCF
11 21 (2.85%) REST
12 15 (2.03%) ASP.NET MVC
13 14 (1.90%) ISPF
14 11 (1.49%) WSDL
15 10 (1.36%) MSMQ
16 9 (1.22%) Sencha Touch
17 8 (1.08%) ASP.NET Web API
17 8 (1.08%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 192 (26.02%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (7.05%) Mainframe
3 32 (4.34%) Blackberry
4 31 (4.20%) Data Centre
5 30 (4.07%) Management Information System
6 27 (3.66%) Online Banking
7 23 (3.12%) Computer Science
8 22 (2.98%) Social Media
9 19 (2.57%) Tandem
9 19 (2.57%) Clustering
10 18 (2.44%) DataPower
11 17 (2.30%) SWIFT
12 15 (2.03%) LPAR
12 15 (2.03%) Mobile Banking
13 13 (1.76%) Replication
14 10 (1.36%) Video Conferencing
14 10 (1.36%) Reference Data
15 9 (1.22%) User Experience
15 9 (1.22%) Client/Server
16 8 (1.08%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 200 (27.10%) Windows
2 149 (20.19%) Linux
3 128 (17.34%) UNIX
4 67 (9.08%) Apple iOS
5 55 (7.45%) AIX
6 51 (6.91%) Android
7 44 (5.96%) Windows Server 2008
8 43 (5.83%) Solaris
9 38 (5.15%) Windows Server 2003
10 33 (4.47%) Windows Server 2012
11 26 (3.52%) Windows 7
12 24 (3.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 18 (2.44%) zOS
14 10 (1.36%) Windows XP
15 9 (1.22%) HPUX
16 8 (1.08%) SUSE
16 8 (1.08%) Windows Phone 8
16 8 (1.08%) Windows Phone
17 7 (0.95%) Ubuntu
18 5 (0.68%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (19.78%) Mentoring
2 136 (18.43%) Change Management
3 119 (16.12%) SDLC
4 108 (14.63%) Coaching
5 75 (10.16%) Stakeholder Management
6 62 (8.40%) SOA
7 61 (8.27%) Service Delivery
8 55 (7.45%) ITIL
9 49 (6.64%) Performance Tuning
10 45 (6.10%) UML
11 41 (5.56%) Project Management
12 40 (5.42%) Analytics
13 33 (4.47%) Continuous Improvement
14 32 (4.34%) Systems Analysis
14 32 (4.34%) Software Delivery
15 30 (4.07%) Time Management
16 29 (3.93%) MVC
17 28 (3.79%) Technical Analysis
18 27 (3.66%) Agile Software Development
19 23 (3.12%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 116 (15.72%) SQL
2 101 (13.69%) Java
3 78 (10.57%) C#
4 42 (5.69%) Shell Script
5 39 (5.28%) COBOL
5 39 (5.28%) JavaScript
6 31 (4.20%) Perl
7 27 (3.66%) PowerShell
8 25 (3.39%) JCL
8 25 (3.39%) PL/SQL
9 22 (2.98%) VBScript
10 18 (2.44%) PHP
11 17 (2.30%) C++
11 17 (2.30%) VB.NET
12 15 (2.03%) T-SQL
13 14 (1.90%) C
14 7 (0.95%) Python
15 5 (0.68%) Korn
15 5 (0.68%) VBA
16 4 (0.54%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 52 (7.05%) Degree
2 43 (5.83%) Cisco Certification
3 32 (4.34%) CCNP
4 20 (2.71%) CCNA
5 18 (2.44%) Security Cleared
6 17 (2.30%) IBM Certification
7 15 (2.03%) CCIE
8 14 (1.90%) Microsoft Certification
9 13 (1.76%) MCSE
9 13 (1.76%) SC Cleared
9 13 (1.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (0.81%) CISM
10 6 (0.81%) VCP5
10 6 (0.81%) RHCE
11 5 (0.68%) CISA
11 5 (0.68%) VCP4
12 4 (0.54%) CISSP
13 3 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.41%) MCP
13 3 (0.41%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (16.40%) QA
2 14 (1.90%) PCI DSS
3 13 (1.76%) SLA
4 7 (0.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.68%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.54%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 49 (6.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 48 (6.50%) Active Directory
3 20 (2.71%) Hyper-V
4 14 (1.90%) Time Sharing Option
5 10 (1.36%) vSphere
6 7 (0.95%) XenApp
7 5 (0.68%) Tivoli Directory Server
7 5 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (0.68%) vCloud
8 4 (0.54%) PowerHA
8 4 (0.54%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.41%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (0.27%) RACF
10 2 (0.27%) Samba
10 2 (0.27%) XenServer
11 1 (0.14%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.14%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.14%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.14%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 19 (2.57%) CA Endevor
2 16 (2.17%) Tivoli
2 16 (2.17%) SCOM
3 11 (1.49%) TeamSite
4 9 (1.22%) SCCM
5 8 (1.08%) SolarWinds Orion
6 6 (0.81%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 6 (0.81%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 6 (0.81%) Nagios
7 5 (0.68%) BMC PATROL
7 5 (0.68%) Control-M
7 5 (0.68%) Oracle RMAN
7 5 (0.68%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 5 (0.68%) Red Hat Satellite
7 5 (0.68%) Cobbler
7 5 (0.68%) Oracle ZFS
8 4 (0.54%) Puppet
8 4 (0.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 3 (0.41%) CA Single Sign-On
9 3 (0.41%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 197 (26.69%) IBM
2 110 (14.91%) Microsoft
2 110 (14.91%) Oracle
3 63 (8.54%) HP
4 59 (7.99%) VMware
5 54 (7.32%) Cisco
6 41 (5.56%) Apple
7 32 (4.34%) Citrix
8 28 (3.79%) Red Hat
9 20 (2.71%) Actimize
10 18 (2.44%) EMC
10 18 (2.44%) SAP
10 18 (2.44%) Hitachi
11 14 (1.90%) Juniper
11 14 (1.90%) Sun
12 13 (1.76%) NetApp
13 12 (1.63%) CA
13 12 (1.63%) Avaya
14 11 (1.49%) PeopleSoft
14 11 (1.49%) Reuters
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