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 4 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Specialist
Rank 550 592 637
Rank change year-on-year
+42 +45
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 383 368 250
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.35% 0.31% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.33% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 225 234 168
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,250 £30,000 £32,528
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £59,250 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.70%

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
104431 113016 104618
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.61% 94.72%
Number of salaries quoted 85383 91912 87037
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,750 £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%

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 4 May 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 4 May 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 +25 327 £45,000 +5.88% 27
London +58 142 £44,750 -10.50% 8
South East +18 53 £50,000 +33.33% 7
City of London +42 38 £37,500 -28.57% 1
South West +19 38 £45,000 +16.88% 4
Berkshire +10 38 £50,000 +26.58% 4
Scotland +30 36 £44,000 -0.84% 3
East of England +30 28 £48,750 +2.63% 3
Wiltshire +28 25 £46,688 -15.11% 3
Edinburgh +28 25 £36,000 -25.96% 1
Yorkshire -5 25 £43,000 -0.37% 3
North West -3 23 £40,000 +33.33% 1
Swindon +20 21 £45,000 -18.18% 3
West Yorkshire -5 21 £43,000 -0.37% 2
Hertfordshire +10 19 £45,000 -18.18% 3
Leeds +19 18 £43,000 -0.37% 1
Manchester +18 15 - -
Bracknell +13 15 £50,000 +163.15%
West Midlands -4 15 £36,097 -24.00% 2
Maidenhead +5 11 £60,000 +9.09%
Glasgow +17 10 £45,000 +19.20% 1
Reading 0 10 £50,000 -23.07%
Gloucestershire -8 10 £39,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 7 £30,750 - 3
Warwick - 6 £32,956 -
Warwickshire - 6 £32,956 -
Hemel Hempstead - 6 £52,500 - 3
Suffolk +11 5 £70,000 +33.33%
Hampshire +5 5 £45,000 +46.34%
Cheshire +3 5 £40,000 +63.26%

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 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.

1 242 (37.40%) Finance
2 218 (33.69%) Windows
3 193 (29.83%) Banking
4 181 (27.98%) Retail
5 167 (25.81%) IBM
6 133 (20.56%) Linux
7 126 (19.47%) Oracle
7 126 (19.47%) Microsoft
8 124 (19.17%) SQL
9 116 (17.93%) Analytical Skills
10 109 (16.85%) Java
11 108 (16.69%) SQL Server
12 100 (15.46%) UNIX
12 100 (15.46%) Change Management
13 95 (14.68%) WebSphere
14 92 (14.22%) Active Directory
15 83 (12.83%) .NET
16 81 (12.52%) VMware
17 78 (12.06%) Mentoring
18 71 (10.97%) QA
19 69 (10.66%) C#
19 69 (10.66%) VMware Infrastructure
20 68 (10.51%) Windows Server 2008
21 65 (10.05%) MS Excel
22 63 (9.74%) HP
23 61 (9.43%) ITIL
23 61 (9.43%) DNS
23 61 (9.43%) Degree
23 61 (9.43%) Coaching
24 59 (9.12%) Apple iOS

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 95 (14.68%) WebSphere
2 41 (6.34%) SharePoint
3 32 (4.95%) IIS
4 31 (4.79%) MS Exchange
5 29 (4.48%) WebSphere Application Server
6 19 (2.94%) BizTalk Server
7 16 (2.47%) Apache
7 16 (2.47%) Lotus Domino
8 15 (2.32%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
8 15 (2.32%) WebSphere Portal
9 14 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2010
10 13 (2.01%) WebLogic
10 13 (2.01%) IBM Connections
11 11 (1.70%) JBoss
12 10 (1.55%) Lync
13 9 (1.39%) Tomcat
14 8 (1.24%) CICS
14 8 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2007
15 7 (1.08%) SharePoint Server
15 7 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 65 (10.05%) MS Excel
2 48 (7.42%) MS Office
3 15 (2.32%) MS Visio
4 12 (1.85%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.77%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.31%) MS Project
7 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.15%) InDesign
7 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 13 (2.01%) Oracle Payables
1 13 (2.01%) Oracle General Ledger
2 7 (1.08%) BASE24
3 5 (0.77%) Cognos TM1
4 4 (0.62%) Magento
5 3 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.46%) SAP R/3
6 2 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.15%) Agresso
7 1 (0.15%) PeopleSoft HRMS
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 16 (2.47%) Office 365
2 5 (0.77%) SaaS
2 5 (0.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.77%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.31%) Google Apps
3 2 (0.31%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 61 (9.43%) DNS
2 57 (8.81%) SAN
3 48 (7.42%) VPN
4 47 (7.26%) TCP/IP
5 42 (6.49%) Firewall
6 38 (5.87%) ATM
7 31 (4.79%) Internet
8 27 (4.17%) DHCP
9 25 (3.86%) LAN
10 21 (3.25%) WAN
11 20 (3.09%) SSL
12 19 (2.94%) VoIP
13 18 (2.78%) HTTP
14 16 (2.47%) Intranet
14 16 (2.47%) VLAN
15 13 (2.01%) Broadband
16 11 (1.70%) Wi-Fi
17 8 (1.24%) LDAP
17 8 (1.24%) HTTPS
17 8 (1.24%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (16.69%) SQL Server
2 55 (8.50%) DB2
3 29 (4.48%) Oracle Database
4 27 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
5 24 (3.71%) Oracle Database 11g
6 15 (2.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 14 (2.16%) Data Warehouse
8 12 (1.85%) Data Mining
9 10 (1.55%) SQL Server 2012
9 10 (1.55%) Crystal Reports
9 10 (1.55%) DataStage
9 10 (1.55%) SQL Server 2005
9 10 (1.55%) JasperReports
10 9 (1.39%) MySQL
11 7 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 6 (0.93%) BusinessObjects XI
12 6 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 6 (0.93%) MS Access
12 6 (0.93%) NonStop SQL
13 5 (0.77%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 22 (3.40%) ClearCase
2 21 (3.25%) Jenkins
3 7 (1.08%) Xcode
3 7 (1.08%) Visual Studio
4 5 (0.77%) NUnit
4 5 (0.77%) CruiseControl
4 5 (0.77%) Maven
4 5 (0.77%) Eclipse
4 5 (0.77%) Git (software)
4 5 (0.77%) NCover
4 5 (0.77%) FxCop
5 4 (0.62%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 4 (0.62%) LoadRunner
5 4 (0.62%) JMeter
6 3 (0.46%) JIRA
6 3 (0.46%) Fiddler
7 1 (0.15%) LabVIEW
7 1 (0.15%) Subversion
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.15%) JUnit
General
1 242 (37.40%) Finance
2 193 (29.83%) Banking
3 181 (27.98%) Retail
4 44 (6.80%) Telecoms
5 24 (3.71%) Corporate Banking
6 23 (3.55%) Marketing
7 17 (2.63%) Manufacturing
8 13 (2.01%) General Ledger
9 8 (1.24%) Russian Language
9 8 (1.24%) Arabic Language
9 8 (1.24%) Billing
10 7 (1.08%) Electronics
10 7 (1.08%) Games
10 7 (1.08%) Law
10 7 (1.08%) French Language
11 5 (0.77%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.77%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.46%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.46%) Advertising
12 3 (0.46%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (12.83%) .NET
2 58 (8.96%) Web Services
3 53 (8.19%) XML
4 40 (6.18%) HTML
5 29 (4.48%) J2EE
5 29 (4.48%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 27 (4.17%) WebSphere MQ
7 19 (2.94%) Middleware
8 15 (2.32%) CSS
9 13 (2.01%) MSMQ
10 12 (1.85%) ASP.NET
11 11 (1.70%) HTML5
12 7 (1.08%) SOAP
12 7 (1.08%) WCF
12 7 (1.08%) REST
13 6 (0.93%) jQuery
13 6 (0.93%) JSON
13 6 (0.93%) Spring
14 5 (0.77%) XML Messaging
14 5 (0.77%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 116 (17.93%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (7.26%) Mainframe
3 34 (5.26%) Blackberry
4 28 (4.33%) Clustering
5 27 (4.17%) Management Information System
6 24 (3.71%) Computer Science
7 17 (2.63%) Replication
7 17 (2.63%) Tandem
8 15 (2.32%) LPAR
9 13 (2.01%) NHS
9 13 (2.01%) Social Media
10 12 (1.85%) IBM Mainframe
10 12 (1.85%) SWIFT
10 12 (1.85%) HACMP
10 12 (1.85%) Cryptography
11 11 (1.70%) Online Banking
12 10 (1.55%) Mobile App
12 10 (1.55%) Reference Data
13 9 (1.39%) Client/Server
13 9 (1.39%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 218 (33.69%) Windows
2 133 (20.56%) Linux
3 100 (15.46%) UNIX
4 68 (10.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 59 (9.12%) Apple iOS
6 55 (8.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 47 (7.26%) AIX
8 41 (6.34%) Android
9 38 (5.87%) Windows Server 2012
10 37 (5.72%) Windows 7
11 34 (5.26%) Solaris
12 29 (4.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 19 (2.94%) Windows XP
14 13 (2.01%) HPUX
15 10 (1.55%) Ubuntu
16 7 (1.08%) SUSE
16 7 (1.08%) zOS
16 7 (1.08%) Windows 8
17 4 (0.62%) Windows 2000 Server
17 4 (0.62%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (15.46%) Change Management
2 78 (12.06%) Mentoring
3 61 (9.43%) ITIL
3 61 (9.43%) Coaching
4 53 (8.19%) Stakeholder Management
5 49 (7.57%) SOA
6 43 (6.65%) Performance Tuning
7 38 (5.87%) Analytics
8 36 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
8 36 (5.56%) UML
9 33 (5.10%) Software Delivery
10 32 (4.95%) Project Management
11 28 (4.33%) Time Management
12 27 (4.17%) Asset Management
12 27 (4.17%) Service Delivery
13 24 (3.71%) Systems Analysis
14 22 (3.40%) Software Engineering
14 22 (3.40%) Programme Management
15 19 (2.94%) CRM
15 19 (2.94%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 124 (19.17%) SQL
2 109 (16.85%) Java
3 69 (10.66%) C#
4 45 (6.96%) PowerShell
5 44 (6.80%) Shell Script
6 39 (6.03%) Perl
7 35 (5.41%) PL/SQL
8 32 (4.95%) JavaScript
9 30 (4.64%) COBOL
10 26 (4.02%) VBScript
11 21 (3.25%) T-SQL
12 20 (3.09%) JCL
13 19 (2.94%) C++
14 16 (2.47%) PHP
15 13 (2.01%) C
16 10 (1.55%) Python
17 7 (1.08%) PL/1
18 6 (0.93%) VB
18 6 (0.93%) Korn
19 5 (0.77%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 61 (9.43%) Degree
2 24 (3.71%) Cisco Certification
3 23 (3.55%) Security Cleared
4 18 (2.78%) SC Cleared
5 13 (2.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 13 (2.01%) IBM Certification
6 12 (1.85%) CCNP
7 11 (1.70%) VCP5
8 9 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (1.39%) DV Cleared
9 8 (1.24%) RHCE
10 7 (1.08%) CCNA
10 7 (1.08%) MCSE
11 6 (0.93%) IBM AIX Certification
12 5 (0.77%) MCP
12 5 (0.77%) CCENT
12 5 (0.77%) VCP4
13 4 (0.62%) MCSA
13 4 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.31%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (10.97%) QA
2 11 (1.70%) SLA
3 8 (1.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 7 (1.08%) ISO 8583
5 6 (0.93%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.77%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.31%) COBIT
System Software
1 92 (14.22%) Active Directory
2 69 (10.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (4.79%) Hyper-V
4 19 (2.94%) XenApp
5 17 (2.63%) vSphere
6 12 (1.85%) Microsoft App-V
7 10 (1.55%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (1.39%) PowerHA
9 8 (1.24%) XenDesktop
10 5 (0.77%) NFS
10 5 (0.77%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 5 (0.77%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 4 (0.62%) Firmware
12 3 (0.46%) Terminal Services
12 3 (0.46%) ISA Server
12 3 (0.46%) RACF
12 3 (0.46%) VMware Server
13 2 (0.31%) KVM
13 2 (0.31%) Tivoli Directory Server
13 2 (0.31%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 37 (5.72%) SCOM
2 27 (4.17%) SCCM
3 15 (2.32%) Tivoli
4 10 (1.55%) TeamSite
4 10 (1.55%) CA Endevor
4 10 (1.55%) NetBackup
5 9 (1.39%) Puppet
6 8 (1.24%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 7 (1.08%) Oracle RMAN
7 7 (1.08%) SCVMM
7 7 (1.08%) AirWatch
8 6 (0.93%) Red Hat Satellite
8 6 (0.93%) SCOrch
9 5 (0.77%) WSUS
9 5 (0.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 5 (0.77%) BMC PATROL
9 5 (0.77%) Cobbler
9 5 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (0.62%) Nagios
10 4 (0.62%) Netcool
Vendors
1 167 (25.81%) IBM
2 126 (19.47%) Oracle
2 126 (19.47%) Microsoft
3 81 (12.52%) VMware
4 63 (9.74%) HP
5 51 (7.88%) Cisco
6 42 (6.49%) Apple
7 35 (5.41%) Red Hat
8 33 (5.10%) Citrix
9 22 (3.40%) Actimize
10 20 (3.09%) EMC
11 19 (2.94%) Sun
12 18 (2.78%) Dell
12 18 (2.78%) Hitachi
13 17 (2.63%) Veritas
13 17 (2.63%) PeopleSoft
14 16 (2.47%) NetApp
15 14 (2.16%) Hyperion
16 13 (2.01%) Avaya
16 13 (2.01%) Splunk
South East London
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £42840 - £61220 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Red Sofa London
Salary: £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Salary: £40000 - £41000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Absolute Solution Limited
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum excellent bens, International Compan
Posted: 6 days ago
Goole, North Humberside
Online Resourcing
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum (£50,000 OTE after accreditation)
Posted: 6 days ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £35k-£45k per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: £55K + Bonus, Health and Pension
Posted: 6 days ago
Worcester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £34649.00 - £37545.00 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Edinburgh
Net Talent
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Hemel Hempstead
Venturi
Salary: £50000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + benefits/bonus/commission
Posted: 11 days ago
West Midlands
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £34649.00 - £37545.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £200.00 - £250.00 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Berkshire
Explore Group
Salary: £33000 per annum + Excellent
Posted: 15 days ago
Hemel Hempstead
Epson - UK
Salary: Competitive Salary plus benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
South West London
Domestic & General
Salary: Circa £50,000 per annum depending on experience
Posted: 17 days ago
Swindon
Nationwide Building Society
Posted: 19 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £200.00 - £250.00 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago