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 5 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Specialist
Rank 686 611 646
Rank change year-on-year
-75 +35
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 191 370 348
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.35% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.36% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 105 250 234
Median salary £45,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £32,400 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,000 £44,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-7.86% +11.25%

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
87588 102541 110850
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.44% 96.54% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 72774 85459 91721
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,250 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 5 December 2016 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 5 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -54 176 £45,000 -5.26% 15
West Midlands +25 46 £44,750 +19.33% 2
Birmingham +12 33 £33,000 -5.71%
London -25 33 £57,500 +3.26% 6
South East +27 30 £45,000 +28.57% 3
East Midlands +22 22 - -
South West +7 22 £40,000 -19.19% 1
Nottingham - 17 - -
Nottinghamshire - 17 - -
Wiltshire +17 13 - -
Swindon +13 13 - -
Surrey +33 11 £56,000 +55.55%
Yorkshire -11 11 £32,500 -30.85% 2
West Yorkshire +10 10 £32,500 -30.85% 2
East of England -17 8 £43,000 -15.68% 1
Coventry - 8 £45,875 - 1
Leeds +15 7 £30,000 -36.17% 1
Hampshire -4 7 £35,750 -27.07% 1
Guildford - 6 £56,000 -
Oxfordshire +32 5 £45,500 +2.24%
Bristol +10 5 £27,500 -45.00%
Scotland -15 5 £43,250 +0.58% 3
Derbyshire - 5 - -
Derby - 5 - -
Berkshire +26 4 £52,500 +28.04%
Warwickshire +16 4 - -
Cambridge +16 4 £33,250 -30.00%
Cambridgeshire +8 4 £33,250 -30.00%
Bedfordshire -1 4 £50,000 +122.22%
Edinburgh -23 4 £44,500 -

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, 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.

1 112 (30.43%) Data Centre
2 106 (28.80%) Microsoft
3 102 (27.72%) SQL
4 96 (26.09%) Windows
4 96 (26.09%) Service Delivery
5 91 (24.73%) Linux
6 90 (24.46%) Continuous Improvement
7 87 (23.64%) Line Management
7 87 (23.64%) Presales
7 87 (23.64%) CMDB
8 86 (23.37%) Finance
9 82 (22.28%) VMware
9 82 (22.28%) Active Directory
10 79 (21.47%) Firewall
11 73 (19.84%) Citrix
11 73 (19.84%) MS Excel
12 72 (19.57%) VMware Infrastructure
13 68 (18.48%) Degree
13 68 (18.48%) IIS
14 63 (17.12%) Publishing
15 56 (15.22%) ITIL
16 54 (14.67%) SCCM
17 53 (14.40%) Unix
17 53 (14.40%) IBM
18 50 (13.59%) Firmware
19 49 (13.32%) Security Cleared
19 49 (13.32%) Windows Server
20 48 (13.04%) NetBackup
21 47 (12.77%) SQL Server
21 47 (12.77%) SCOM

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 68 (18.48%) IIS
2 28 (7.61%) MS Exchange
3 16 (4.35%) SharePoint
4 15 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (2.45%) Apache
5 9 (2.45%) Skype for Business
6 8 (2.17%) WebLogic
7 7 (1.90%) WebSphere
8 5 (1.36%) SAS
9 4 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (1.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (1.09%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.82%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.82%) IBM Notes
10 3 (0.82%) JBoss
10 3 (0.82%) nginx
10 3 (0.82%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.27%) CICS
Applications
1 73 (19.84%) MS Excel
2 19 (5.16%) MS Office
3 5 (1.36%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.82%) SPSS
5 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (2.72%) Sentinel
2 7 (1.90%) Unit4 Business World
3 6 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (1.36%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.82%) Sage 1000
6 2 (0.54%) BASE24
6 2 (0.54%) Postilion
6 2 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.27%) Adobe Campaign
7 1 (0.27%) JDE EnterpriseOne
7 1 (0.27%) Line 50
7 1 (0.27%) Line 500
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.27%) RMDS
7 1 (0.27%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.27%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.80%) Office 365
2 11 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (2.45%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.82%) IaaS
4 3 (0.82%) PaaS
4 3 (0.82%) Yammer
5 2 (0.54%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.27%) Adobe Analytics
6 1 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.27%) G Suite
6 1 (0.27%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.27%) Lucidchart
6 1 (0.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 79 (21.47%) Firewall
2 46 (12.50%) DNS
3 42 (11.41%) SSL
4 33 (8.97%) WAN
5 26 (7.07%) SAN
6 19 (5.16%) Internet
7 14 (3.80%) Network Security
7 14 (3.80%) Wireless
8 11 (2.99%) TCP/IP
8 11 (2.99%) VLAN
8 11 (2.99%) Wi-Fi
9 10 (2.72%) DHCP
9 10 (2.72%) LAN
9 10 (2.72%) Skype
10 9 (2.45%) 3GPP
10 9 (2.45%) FCAPS
10 9 (2.45%) GGSN
10 9 (2.45%) MGW
10 9 (2.45%) Wireshark
11 8 (2.17%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (12.77%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.62%) Relational Database
3 11 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (2.72%) Oracle Database
5 9 (2.45%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (1.90%) RDBMS
8 6 (1.63%) DB2
8 6 (1.63%) Electronic Patient Records
8 6 (1.63%) MySQL
8 6 (1.63%) Oracle Reports
8 6 (1.63%) SQL Server 2014
9 5 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (1.09%) Big Data
10 4 (1.09%) Data Mining
10 4 (1.09%) Hadoop
10 4 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (0.82%) Redis
12 1 (0.27%) Spotfire
12 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (3.53%) Jenkins
2 9 (2.45%) Git (software)
2 9 (2.45%) Visual Studio
3 7 (1.90%) Hudson
3 7 (1.90%) Sonatype Nexus
4 6 (1.63%) Oracle Forms
4 6 (1.63%) Subversion
5 5 (1.36%) Maven
6 3 (0.82%) MorphX
6 3 (0.82%) Vagrant
7 2 (0.54%) Fiddler
7 2 (0.54%) JIRA
8 1 (0.27%) Android Studio
8 1 (0.27%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.27%) JMeter
8 1 (0.27%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.27%) Selenium
8 1 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 86 (23.37%) Finance
2 63 (17.12%) Publishing
3 40 (10.87%) Retail
4 13 (3.53%) Advertising
4 13 (3.53%) Banking
5 9 (2.45%) Marketing
6 8 (2.17%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.90%) Back Office
7 7 (1.90%) Billing
7 7 (1.90%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (1.36%) Investment Banking
9 4 (1.09%) Front Office
9 4 (1.09%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.54%) Games
11 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.27%) French Language
11 1 (0.27%) Prime Brokerage
11 1 (0.27%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (9.51%) .NET
2 22 (5.98%) Web Services
3 17 (4.62%) Middleware
4 12 (3.26%) ASP.NET
5 11 (2.99%) HTML
5 11 (2.99%) XML
6 7 (1.90%) CSS
7 6 (1.63%) Ajax
8 5 (1.36%) J2EE
8 5 (1.36%) JSON
8 5 (1.36%) WebSphere MQ
9 4 (1.09%) .NET Framework
9 4 (1.09%) ADO.NET
9 4 (1.09%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (1.09%) CSS3
9 4 (1.09%) HTML5
9 4 (1.09%) RESTful
9 4 (1.09%) WCF
10 3 (0.82%) scikit-learn
10 3 (0.82%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 112 (30.43%) Data Centre
2 87 (23.64%) CMDB
3 38 (10.33%) Computer Science
4 28 (7.61%) Analytical Skills
5 22 (5.98%) Management Information System
6 11 (2.99%) PKI
7 9 (2.45%) Blackberry
8 6 (1.63%) Economics
8 6 (1.63%) Life Science
8 6 (1.63%) Mobile App
9 5 (1.36%) DataPower
9 5 (1.36%) Mobile Computing
9 5 (1.36%) RSA SecurID
9 5 (1.36%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (1.36%) Virtual Team
10 4 (1.09%) Clustering
10 4 (1.09%) Mathematics
10 4 (1.09%) Public Cloud
10 4 (1.09%) Statistics
11 3 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 96 (26.09%) Windows
2 91 (24.73%) Linux
3 53 (14.40%) Unix
4 49 (13.32%) Windows Server
5 26 (7.07%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (5.43%) Windows Server 2003
6 20 (5.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (3.53%) Windows 7
8 12 (3.26%) Apple iOS
8 12 (3.26%) Solaris
9 7 (1.90%) Android
9 7 (1.90%) Mac OS X
10 6 (1.63%) Windows 10
11 5 (1.36%) AIX
11 5 (1.36%) SUSE
11 5 (1.36%) Windows Mobile
12 4 (1.09%) Mac OS
12 4 (1.09%) NetWare
12 4 (1.09%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (26.09%) Service Delivery
2 90 (24.46%) Continuous Improvement
3 87 (23.64%) Line Management
3 87 (23.64%) Presales
4 56 (15.22%) ITIL
5 36 (9.78%) Service Management
6 35 (9.51%) Software Engineering
7 30 (8.15%) Project Management
8 28 (7.61%) Coaching
9 24 (6.52%) DevOps
9 24 (6.52%) ITIL V3
10 23 (6.25%) Requirements Analysis
11 21 (5.71%) PRINCE2
11 21 (5.71%) SDLC
12 20 (5.43%) Change Management
12 20 (5.43%) Gantt Chart
13 19 (5.16%) Agile Software Development
13 19 (5.16%) Analytics
14 18 (4.89%) Configuration Management
15 17 (4.62%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 102 (27.72%) SQL
2 33 (8.97%) Java
3 31 (8.42%) C#
4 24 (6.52%) Python
5 19 (5.16%) JavaScript
6 13 (3.53%) PowerShell
7 9 (2.45%) Shell Script
8 8 (2.17%) Perl
8 8 (2.17%) R
9 7 (1.90%) VBScript
10 6 (1.63%) Bash Shell
10 6 (1.63%) C++
10 6 (1.63%) T-SQL
11 5 (1.36%) C
11 5 (1.36%) PL/SQL
12 4 (1.09%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
13 3 (0.82%) Korn
13 3 (0.82%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.54%) JCL
15 1 (0.27%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 68 (18.48%) Degree
2 49 (13.32%) Security Cleared
3 43 (11.68%) Cisco Certification
4 40 (10.87%) CCNA
5 38 (10.33%) BPSS Clearance
5 38 (10.33%) LPIC
6 20 (5.43%) PMI Certification
6 20 (5.43%) PMP
7 17 (4.62%) Microsoft Certification
8 13 (3.53%) MCSE
9 11 (2.99%) MCP
10 10 (2.72%) CCNP
11 9 (2.45%) Network+ Certification
12 8 (2.17%) CISSP
13 7 (1.90%) JNCIP
14 4 (1.09%) CISA
14 4 (1.09%) CISM
14 4 (1.09%) CompTIA Security+
14 4 (1.09%) Security+ Certification
15 3 (0.82%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (10.33%) Disclosure Scotland
2 9 (2.45%) QA
3 8 (2.17%) PCI DSS
4 7 (1.90%) Data Quality
4 7 (1.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (1.63%) SLA
6 4 (1.09%) GPG13
6 4 (1.09%) HL7
7 3 (0.82%) HIPAA
8 2 (0.54%) CRD IV
8 2 (0.54%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.27%) Actionable Recommendations
9 1 (0.27%) ISO20022
System Software
1 82 (22.28%) Active Directory
2 72 (19.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (13.59%) Firmware
4 9 (2.45%) Hyper-V
5 7 (1.90%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (1.63%) VMware ESX
7 4 (1.09%) vSphere
7 4 (1.09%) XenApp
8 3 (0.82%) Ceph
8 3 (0.82%) Docker
8 3 (0.82%) NFS
8 3 (0.82%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 3 (0.82%) VMware Server
9 2 (0.54%) XenServer
10 1 (0.27%) KVM
10 1 (0.27%) Shibboleth
10 1 (0.27%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.27%) vCloud
10 1 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.27%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 54 (14.67%) SCCM
2 48 (13.04%) NetBackup
3 47 (12.77%) SCOM
4 38 (10.33%) Backup Exec
5 11 (2.99%) SCVMM
6 8 (2.17%) Puppet
7 7 (1.90%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 7 (1.90%) SCSM
7 7 (1.90%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 6 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (1.63%) Oracle ZFS
9 5 (1.36%) Oracle RMAN
9 5 (1.36%) SCDPM
10 4 (1.09%) Nagios
11 3 (0.82%) Cisco CUCM
11 3 (0.82%) Cisco UCCE
11 3 (0.82%) Rundeck
11 3 (0.82%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 3 (0.82%) Unicenter
11 3 (0.82%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 106 (28.80%) Microsoft
2 82 (22.28%) VMware
3 73 (19.84%) Citrix
4 53 (14.40%) IBM
5 46 (12.50%) Red Hat
6 40 (10.87%) Oracle
7 37 (10.05%) HP
8 36 (9.78%) Cisco
9 25 (6.79%) CheckPoint
10 22 (5.98%) F5
11 21 (5.71%) Brocade
12 20 (5.43%) Fortinet
12 20 (5.43%) Juniper
13 17 (4.62%) NetApp
14 15 (4.08%) Intel
15 13 (3.53%) Veritas
16 8 (2.17%) MobileIron
17 7 (1.90%) RightFax
17 7 (1.90%) Symantec
18 6 (1.63%) Apple
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