The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Technical Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Technical Specialist
UK
Rank 682 593 695
Rank change year-on-year
-89 +102
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 176 346 261
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.35% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.36% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 124 239 198
Median salary £44,000 £47,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.38% +10.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £20,480
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £56,000
UK excluding London median salary £39,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +12.50%

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
81076 94889 99493
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.44% 96.44% 96.68%
Number of salaries quoted 67322 79646 82693
Median salary £45,344 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+0.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

Technical Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Technical Specialist in the job title.

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 17 January 2017 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 17 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -79 155 £44,750 -5.78% 17
London -1 41 £55,000 -8.33% 2
West Midlands +29 38 £47,000 -32.85% 3
South East +11 28 £39,000 -10.85% 4
Birmingham +19 23 £33,000 -52.85%
West Yorkshire +5 14 £32,500 -30.85% 4
Yorkshire -1 14 £32,500 -30.85% 4
East Midlands +21 13 £43,000 -4.44%
Scotland -11 13 £42,500 -1.73% 2
Hampshire +11 11 £39,000 -9.30% 2
Coventry - 11 £47,000 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 11 £35,000 -
Leeds +23 10 £30,000 -36.17% 2
East of England +12 10 £43,000 -18.86% 1
Surrey +40 9 £59,250 +18.50% 1
Nottingham - 9 £45,000 -
South West 0 7 £41,500 -6.74% 3
Edinburgh -23 7 £47,750 +7.30%
Eastleigh - 6 £39,000 -
Guildford - 5 £58,500 -
Bedfordshire - 5 £50,000 -
Cambridgeshire +7 4 £33,250 -30.00%
Cambridge +6 4 £33,250 -30.00%
North West -22 4 £50,000 +12.35% 2
Luton - 4 £50,000 -
Warwickshire +23 3 - -
Reading +21 3 £37,500 -10.71% 1
Wiltshire +20 3 - - 1
Swindon +13 3 - - 1
Cheshire +13 3 £60,000 - 1

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, Technical Specialist job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Technical Specialist in the job title.

1 119 (32.78%) SQL
2 111 (30.58%) Data Centre
3 100 (27.55%) Linux
3 100 (27.55%) Microsoft
4 95 (26.17%) Service Delivery
5 91 (25.07%) Windows
6 84 (23.14%) Continuous Improvement
7 83 (22.87%) Presales
8 82 (22.59%) CMDB
9 81 (22.31%) Line Management
10 78 (21.49%) Firewall
11 76 (20.94%) Finance
12 75 (20.66%) Active Directory
13 74 (20.39%) VMware
14 71 (19.56%) Citrix
15 67 (18.46%) VMware Infrastructure
16 66 (18.18%) MS Excel
16 66 (18.18%) IIS
17 60 (16.53%) Publishing
18 57 (15.70%) Degree
19 55 (15.15%) IBM
20 54 (14.88%) DNS
20 54 (14.88%) ITIL
21 51 (14.05%) SCCM
22 50 (13.77%) Security Cleared
22 50 (13.77%) SQL Server
22 50 (13.77%) Red Hat
22 50 (13.77%) Firmware
23 47 (12.95%) Windows Server
24 46 (12.67%) Unix

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 66 (18.18%) IIS
2 21 (5.79%) MS Exchange
3 15 (4.13%) SharePoint
4 14 (3.86%) WebSphere
5 10 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (1.93%) MQSeries
7 6 (1.65%) Skype for Business
8 5 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (1.38%) SAS
8 5 (1.38%) Tomcat
8 5 (1.38%) WebLogic
9 4 (1.10%) Apache
9 4 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (1.10%) nginx
10 3 (0.83%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.83%) JBoss
10 3 (0.83%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.55%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.55%) CICS
12 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 66 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 13 (3.58%) MS Office
3 3 (0.83%) SPSS
4 1 (0.28%) EngageOne
4 1 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (3.31%) Unit4 Business World
2 7 (1.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.93%) Sentinel
3 5 (1.38%) ION MarketView
4 4 (1.10%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (1.10%) Northgate Housing
5 2 (0.55%) BASE24
5 2 (0.55%) Postilion
5 2 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.28%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.28%) Exstream
6 1 (0.28%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 1 (0.28%) Line 50
6 1 (0.28%) Line 500
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.28%) Sage 1000
6 1 (0.28%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.58%) Amazon AWS
1 13 (3.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (3.31%) Office 365
3 3 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.83%) IaaS
3 3 (0.83%) PaaS
3 3 (0.83%) Yammer
4 2 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (0.55%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.28%) Adobe Analytics
5 1 (0.28%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 78 (21.49%) Firewall
2 54 (14.88%) DNS
3 43 (11.85%) SSL
4 28 (7.71%) WAN
5 19 (5.23%) Internet
6 15 (4.13%) DHCP
6 15 (4.13%) SAN
7 14 (3.86%) Wireless
8 11 (3.03%) Network Security
8 11 (3.03%) Wi-Fi
9 10 (2.75%) VLAN
10 9 (2.48%) 3GPP
10 9 (2.48%) FCAPS
10 9 (2.48%) GGSN
10 9 (2.48%) MGW
10 9 (2.48%) TCP/IP
11 8 (2.20%) IP Telephony
11 8 (2.20%) LAN
11 8 (2.20%) Wireshark
12 7 (1.93%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (13.77%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.58%) Data Warehouse
2 13 (3.58%) Relational Database
3 11 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (2.75%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (2.48%) Oracle Database
5 9 (2.48%) SQL Server 2014
6 8 (2.20%) Electronic Patient Records
6 8 (2.20%) Oracle Reports
7 7 (1.93%) RDBMS
8 5 (1.38%) Hadoop
8 5 (1.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (1.10%) Big Data
9 4 (1.10%) Crystal Reports
9 4 (1.10%) Data Mining
9 4 (1.10%) MySQL
9 4 (1.10%) Redis
10 3 (0.83%) DB2
11 2 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (2.75%) Jenkins
2 8 (2.20%) Oracle Forms
2 8 (2.20%) Visual Studio
3 6 (1.65%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.83%) Hudson
4 3 (0.83%) Maven
4 3 (0.83%) MorphX
4 3 (0.83%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (0.55%) Subversion
5 2 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.28%) Android Studio
6 1 (0.28%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.28%) JMeter
6 1 (0.28%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.28%) Vagrant
General
1 76 (20.94%) Finance
2 60 (16.53%) Publishing
3 40 (11.02%) Retail
4 15 (4.13%) Banking
5 11 (3.03%) Pharmaceutical
6 10 (2.75%) Advertising
7 8 (2.20%) Front Office
7 8 (2.20%) Marketing
8 7 (1.93%) Manufacturing
9 6 (1.65%) Back Office
10 5 (1.38%) Billing
11 3 (0.83%) Games
12 2 (0.55%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.55%) Legal
13 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.28%) French Language
13 1 (0.28%) Prime Brokerage
13 1 (0.28%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.28%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (8.26%) .NET
2 20 (5.51%) Middleware
3 19 (5.23%) Web Services
4 13 (3.58%) WebSphere MQ
5 10 (2.75%) ASP.NET
6 9 (2.48%) HTML
7 8 (2.20%) CSS
7 8 (2.20%) XML
8 7 (1.93%) Ajax
9 5 (1.38%) ADO.NET
9 5 (1.38%) ASP.NET Web API
9 5 (1.38%) CSS3
9 5 (1.38%) HTML5
9 5 (1.38%) JSON
9 5 (1.38%) RESTful
9 5 (1.38%) WCF
10 4 (1.10%) .NET Framework
10 4 (1.10%) J2EE
10 4 (1.10%) LEMP Stack
10 4 (1.10%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 111 (30.58%) Data Centre
2 82 (22.59%) CMDB
3 35 (9.64%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (7.71%) Computer Science
5 20 (5.51%) Management Information System
6 13 (3.58%) PKI
7 8 (2.20%) Economics
7 8 (2.20%) Life Science
8 6 (1.65%) DataPower
8 6 (1.65%) Fixed Income
8 6 (1.65%) SWIFT
8 6 (1.65%) VCE vBlock
9 4 (1.10%) Clustering
9 4 (1.10%) Mainframe
9 4 (1.10%) Mathematics
9 4 (1.10%) Public Cloud
9 4 (1.10%) Statistics
9 4 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (0.83%) HP Storage
10 3 (0.83%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 100 (27.55%) Linux
2 91 (25.07%) Windows
3 47 (12.95%) Windows Server
4 46 (12.67%) Unix
5 27 (7.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 26 (7.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (3.86%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (2.48%) Windows 10
8 9 (2.48%) Windows 7
9 8 (2.20%) Apple iOS
10 7 (1.93%) Mac OS X
10 7 (1.93%) Solaris
11 6 (1.65%) VMS
11 6 (1.65%) Windows 2000
11 6 (1.65%) Windows NT
12 5 (1.38%) Windows 8
13 4 (1.10%) Mac OS
13 4 (1.10%) NetWare
14 3 (0.83%) AIX
14 3 (0.83%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (26.17%) Service Delivery
2 84 (23.14%) Continuous Improvement
3 83 (22.87%) Presales
4 81 (22.31%) Line Management
5 54 (14.88%) ITIL
6 31 (8.54%) Service Management
7 30 (8.26%) ITIL V3
8 29 (7.99%) Software Engineering
9 28 (7.71%) Project Management
10 27 (7.44%) SDLC
11 25 (6.89%) Coaching
12 23 (6.34%) Change Management
13 22 (6.06%) Analytics
14 19 (5.23%) PRINCE2
15 18 (4.96%) Gantt Chart
15 18 (4.96%) Requirements Analysis
16 17 (4.68%) Mentoring
17 16 (4.41%) DevOps
17 16 (4.41%) Time Management
18 15 (4.13%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 119 (32.78%) SQL
2 31 (8.54%) Java
3 28 (7.71%) C#
4 19 (5.23%) JavaScript
4 19 (5.23%) Python
5 16 (4.41%) PowerShell
6 11 (3.03%) T-SQL
7 9 (2.48%) R
8 8 (2.20%) PL/SQL
9 7 (1.93%) Bash Shell
10 5 (1.38%) VB
11 4 (1.10%) C
11 4 (1.10%) C++
11 4 (1.10%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.83%) JCL
12 3 (0.83%) Korn
12 3 (0.83%) Perl
12 3 (0.83%) VBScript
13 2 (0.55%) COBOL
14 1 (0.28%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 57 (15.70%) Degree
2 50 (13.77%) Security Cleared
3 41 (11.29%) BPSS Clearance
3 41 (11.29%) LPIC
4 37 (10.19%) Cisco Certification
5 36 (9.92%) CCNA
6 18 (4.96%) PMI Certification
6 18 (4.96%) PMP
7 9 (2.48%) MCSE
7 9 (2.48%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (2.48%) Network+ Certification
8 8 (2.20%) CCNP
8 8 (2.20%) CISSP
8 8 (2.20%) MCP
8 8 (2.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 7 (1.93%) JNCIP
10 5 (1.38%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (1.10%) CISA
11 4 (1.10%) CISM
11 4 (1.10%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (11.29%) Disclosure Scotland
2 16 (4.41%) QA
3 7 (1.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.93%) PCI DSS
4 6 (1.65%) Data Quality
4 6 (1.65%) SLA
5 5 (1.38%) HL7
6 4 (1.10%) GPG13
7 3 (0.83%) HIPAA
8 2 (0.55%) CRD IV
8 2 (0.55%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.28%) Actionable Recommendations
9 1 (0.28%) ISO20022
System Software
1 75 (20.66%) Active Directory
2 67 (18.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (13.77%) Firmware
4 12 (3.31%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (1.93%) Hyper-V
5 7 (1.93%) NFS
6 6 (1.65%) vCloud
6 6 (1.65%) VMware ESX
6 6 (1.65%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (1.65%) vSphere
6 6 (1.65%) XenDesktop
7 5 (1.38%) Forefront TMG
7 5 (1.38%) ISA Server
7 5 (1.38%) UAG
7 5 (1.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 3 (0.83%) Ceph
8 3 (0.83%) VMware Server
9 2 (0.55%) Job Entry Subsystem
9 2 (0.55%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 1 (0.28%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 51 (14.05%) SCCM
2 43 (11.85%) SCOM
3 42 (11.57%) NetBackup
4 41 (11.29%) Backup Exec
5 6 (1.65%) Microsoft Clustering
5 6 (1.65%) vMotion
6 5 (1.38%) Nagios
6 5 (1.38%) Puppet
6 5 (1.38%) WMI
7 4 (1.10%) Cisco CUCM
7 4 (1.10%) Cisco UCCE
7 4 (1.10%) Rundeck
7 4 (1.10%) SCVMM
8 2 (0.55%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (0.55%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (0.55%) Ganglia
8 2 (0.55%) Netcool
8 2 (0.55%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.55%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 100 (27.55%) Microsoft
2 74 (20.39%) VMware
3 71 (19.56%) Citrix
4 55 (15.15%) IBM
5 50 (13.77%) Red Hat
6 41 (11.29%) Oracle
7 39 (10.74%) Cisco
8 37 (10.19%) HP
9 24 (6.61%) CheckPoint
10 21 (5.79%) F5
11 20 (5.51%) Brocade
12 19 (5.23%) Fortinet
13 18 (4.96%) Juniper
14 15 (4.13%) Intel
15 7 (1.93%) NetApp
15 7 (1.93%) Veritas
16 6 (1.65%) Apple
17 5 (1.38%) Avaya
17 5 (1.38%) ION Trading
18 4 (1.10%) Mitel
Exeter
NHS Digital
Salary: £40,028 - £48.034
Posted: 18 hours ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Rowlands Pharmacy
Salary: Competitive+£5000 Annual Bonus
Posted: 17 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £33000.00 - £38000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
HQ in Leeds or Hub Offices in Exeter, London,...
NHS Digital
Salary: £40,028 - £48,034
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £28500 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Networkers
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Washington Frank
Posted: 8 days ago
Norwich
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £18000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Livingston, West Lothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 6 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £24,343 to £50,498 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £90000 - £120000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
The National Trust
Salary: £24,587 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: competitive
Posted: 27 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
The Coventry Building Society
Salary: £31k - 47k per year + Benefits
Posted: 27 days ago