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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Specialist
Rank 671 675 660
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 272 267 283
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.25% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.26% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 197 197 208
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £22,250 £25,800
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.44% +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
97363 102681 101319
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.13% 96.46% 96.26%
Number of salaries quoted 81714 85063 81425
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 10 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 10 February 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
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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 +27 241 £50,000 +11.11% 26
South East +44 89 £46,250 +3.35% 7
London +11 85 £60,000 +18.81% 8
Berkshire -6 30 £56,250 +12.50% 3
Hampshire +40 25 £42,000 +11.25% 2
Scotland +4 25 £42,500 - 2
Yorkshire +13 21 £47,000 +16.04% 1
Edinburgh +13 18 £43,000 -6.52% 2
Southampton +19 16 £41,500 +10.66%
West Yorkshire +3 16 £47,000 +16.04% 1
West Midlands -1 14 £70,000 +27.27%
Surrey +12 13 £50,000 +11.11% 1
South West -28 13 £44,134 -7.08% 4
City of London +44 12 £60,000 +9.09% 2
Milton Keynes +7 12 £32,500 +18.18%
Buckinghamshire 0 12 £32,500 +32.79%
Reading +9 11 £45,000 +27.65%
East of England -7 11 £53,000 +63.07% 3
Birmingham +6 10 £70,000 +27.27%
Hertfordshire +7 9 £53,000 +30.06% 1
Bracknell +15 8 £21,000 -58.00% 1
Leeds +6 8 £47,000 -1.05% 1
West Sussex +1 7 £47,500 +18.75%
Maidenhead -8 7 £62,500 +4.16% 1
Glasgow -24 7 £40,750 -4.11%
Crawley - 7 £47,500 -
Hemel Hempstead +4 6 £53,000 - 1
North West +10 5 £50,000 -23.07% 2
Havant -2 5 £53,879 -0.22%
Bristol -5 5 £50,000 +17.64%

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 241 (36.35%) Banking
2 236 (35.60%) Windows
3 193 (29.11%) Finance
4 182 (27.45%) Linux
5 179 (27.00%) Retail
6 143 (21.57%) Unix
7 130 (19.61%) Analytical Skills
8 123 (18.55%) SQL
9 119 (17.95%) Microsoft
10 106 (15.99%) IBM
11 97 (14.63%) HP
11 97 (14.63%) VMware
12 94 (14.18%) HTML
13 92 (13.88%) Java
14 88 (13.27%) Oracle
15 87 (13.12%) .NET
16 84 (12.67%) Mentoring
17 83 (12.52%) SDLC
18 78 (11.76%) Active Directory
19 75 (11.31%) WebSphere
19 75 (11.31%) Windows Server
20 69 (10.41%) Configuration Management
21 68 (10.26%) Change Management
22 67 (10.11%) SQL Server
23 66 (9.95%) MS Excel
24 64 (9.65%) DB2
25 60 (9.05%) Cisco
26 59 (8.90%) WebSphere MQ
26 59 (8.90%) QA
27 58 (8.75%) Degree

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 75 (11.31%) WebSphere
2 51 (7.69%) WebSphere Application Server
3 27 (4.07%) SharePoint
4 26 (3.92%) MS Exchange
5 20 (3.02%) IIS
5 20 (3.02%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
6 16 (2.41%) SAS
7 10 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
8 6 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (0.75%) IBM Domino
9 5 (0.75%) IBM HTTP Server
9 5 (0.75%) JBoss
9 5 (0.75%) Oracle Service Bus
9 5 (0.75%) WebLogic
10 4 (0.60%) CMS
10 4 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (0.60%) MQSeries
11 3 (0.45%) Confluence
11 3 (0.45%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 66 (9.95%) MS Excel
2 20 (3.02%) MS Office
3 7 (1.06%) InfoPath
4 4 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.45%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.15%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.15%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.15%) MS Project
6 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.15%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 25 (3.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.96%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (1.36%) BASE24
4 5 (0.75%) Oracle BPM
4 5 (0.75%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.15%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.15%) Findur
5 1 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.15%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.15%) SAP FSCM
5 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.15%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 28 (4.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (3.02%) Office 365
3 13 (1.96%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (0.75%) Adobe Analytics
5 5 (0.75%) Google Analytics
6 4 (0.60%) SaaS
7 1 (0.15%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.15%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 44 (6.64%) DNS
2 33 (4.98%) Firewall
3 32 (4.83%) SAN
4 30 (4.52%) VPN
5 29 (4.37%) TCP/IP
6 28 (4.22%) Internet
7 25 (3.77%) HTTP
8 24 (3.62%) SSL
9 22 (3.32%) Ethernet
9 22 (3.32%) MPLS
10 20 (3.02%) FTP
10 20 (3.02%) WAN
11 18 (2.71%) SMTP
12 17 (2.56%) HTTPS
12 17 (2.56%) Network Security
13 16 (2.41%) DHCP
14 14 (2.11%) BIG-IP
15 12 (1.81%) Broadband
16 11 (1.66%) LAN
17 10 (1.51%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (10.11%) SQL Server
2 64 (9.65%) DB2
3 50 (7.54%) MySQL
4 35 (5.28%) Data Warehouse
5 15 (2.26%) MS Access
6 14 (2.11%) Relational Database
7 13 (1.96%) DataStage
8 12 (1.81%) IBM InfoSphere
9 10 (1.51%) Oracle Database
10 8 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
11 7 (1.06%) BusinessObjects
12 6 (0.90%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 6 (0.90%) QualityStage
12 6 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
12 6 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 5 (0.75%) EDRMS
13 5 (0.75%) NonStop SQL
13 5 (0.75%) Oracle Database 11g
14 4 (0.60%) OLAP
14 4 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 9 (1.36%) Visual Studio
2 8 (1.21%) Subversion
3 6 (0.90%) JIRA
3 6 (0.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 6 (0.90%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
4 4 (0.60%) Hudson
4 4 (0.60%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.45%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.45%) Maven
5 3 (0.45%) Oracle APEX
5 3 (0.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.15%) ProC
General
1 241 (36.35%) Banking
2 193 (29.11%) Finance
3 179 (27.00%) Retail
4 27 (4.07%) Telecoms
5 13 (1.96%) Arabic Language
5 13 (1.96%) Russian Language
6 8 (1.21%) Back Office
6 8 (1.21%) Marketing
7 7 (1.06%) German Language
8 6 (0.90%) Investment Banking
8 6 (0.90%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.75%) Electronics
9 5 (0.75%) Front Office
9 5 (0.75%) Legal
10 4 (0.60%) Advertising
10 4 (0.60%) Dutch Language
10 4 (0.60%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.45%) Games
11 3 (0.45%) Publishing
12 2 (0.30%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (14.18%) HTML
2 87 (13.12%) .NET
3 59 (8.90%) WebSphere MQ
4 54 (8.14%) Web Services
5 50 (7.54%) Middleware
6 45 (6.79%) IBM Integration Bus
7 39 (5.88%) XML
8 31 (4.68%) CSS
9 29 (4.37%) ASP.NET
10 12 (1.81%) SOAP
11 8 (1.21%) WCF
12 7 (1.06%) REST
12 7 (1.06%) XSLT
13 6 (0.90%) HTML5
13 6 (0.90%) JSP
13 6 (0.90%) Silverlight
14 5 (0.75%) WPF
14 5 (0.75%) XMPP
15 4 (0.60%) Ajax
15 4 (0.60%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 130 (19.61%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (5.13%) Data Centre
3 27 (4.07%) Computer Science
4 26 (3.92%) SWIFT
5 25 (3.77%) Online Banking
6 24 (3.62%) Management Information System
7 23 (3.47%) Mainframe
8 14 (2.11%) Blackberry
9 13 (1.96%) Credit Risk
10 11 (1.66%) Tandem
11 9 (1.36%) DataPower
11 9 (1.36%) EFT
11 9 (1.36%) EPoS
12 7 (1.06%) iSeries
13 6 (0.90%) Mobile App
13 6 (0.90%) PKI
14 5 (0.75%) N-Tier
14 5 (0.75%) W3C
15 4 (0.60%) Driving Licence
15 4 (0.60%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 236 (35.60%) Windows
2 182 (27.45%) Linux
3 143 (21.57%) Unix
4 75 (11.31%) Windows Server
5 38 (5.73%) AIX
6 32 (4.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 29 (4.37%) Android
7 29 (4.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 28 (4.22%) Apple iOS
9 27 (4.07%) Solaris
10 20 (3.02%) Windows 7
11 18 (2.71%) zOS
12 17 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
12 17 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
13 11 (1.66%) Windows 8
14 9 (1.36%) Windows 10
15 8 (1.21%) Windows XP
16 4 (0.60%) Oracle Linux
17 3 (0.45%) Data ONTAP
18 2 (0.30%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (12.67%) Mentoring
2 83 (12.52%) SDLC
3 69 (10.41%) Configuration Management
4 68 (10.26%) Change Management
5 57 (8.60%) Service Delivery
6 53 (7.99%) Coaching
6 53 (7.99%) Web Development
7 51 (7.69%) Incident Management
7 51 (7.69%) ITIL
8 50 (7.54%) Service Management
9 49 (7.39%) CRM
10 48 (7.24%) Stakeholder Management
11 45 (6.79%) Performance Monitoring
12 37 (5.58%) Project Management
13 31 (4.68%) Presales
14 29 (4.37%) Agile Software Development
15 24 (3.62%) Network Management
16 22 (3.32%) Continuous Improvement
16 22 (3.32%) Migration
17 20 (3.02%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 123 (18.55%) SQL
2 92 (13.88%) Java
3 51 (7.69%) VB
4 45 (6.79%) Python
5 41 (6.18%) C#
5 41 (6.18%) PowerShell
6 36 (5.43%) Bash Shell
7 29 (4.37%) C++
7 29 (4.37%) JavaScript
8 26 (3.92%) Perl
9 24 (3.62%) C
10 21 (3.17%) VBScript
11 20 (3.02%) PHP
12 17 (2.56%) Shell Script
13 10 (1.51%) VB.NET
13 10 (1.51%) X++
14 8 (1.21%) COBOL
14 8 (1.21%) PL/SQL
14 8 (1.21%) VBA
15 6 (0.90%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 58 (8.75%) Degree
2 33 (4.98%) Cisco Certification
3 25 (3.77%) Security Cleared
4 19 (2.87%) CISM
4 19 (2.87%) CISSP
5 18 (2.71%) CCNA
6 17 (2.56%) CCNP
6 17 (2.56%) DV Cleared
7 13 (1.96%) MCSE
7 13 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (1.66%) CISA
9 10 (1.51%) CCNP Voice
10 8 (1.21%) SC Cleared
11 7 (1.06%) Citrix Certification
12 6 (0.90%) CCA
12 6 (0.90%) CCVP
13 5 (0.75%) MCP
14 4 (0.60%) CCIE
15 3 (0.45%) PMI Certification
15 3 (0.45%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (8.90%) QA
2 14 (2.11%) SLA
3 7 (1.06%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.30%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.30%) ISO27002
6 1 (0.15%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.15%) HL7
6 1 (0.15%) ISO 8583
6 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 14443
System Software
1 78 (11.76%) Active Directory
2 47 (7.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (2.26%) VMware ESX
4 11 (1.66%) Hyper-V
5 10 (1.51%) XenApp
6 7 (1.06%) Snort
6 7 (1.06%) vSphere
7 4 (0.60%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.45%) Time Sharing Option
8 3 (0.45%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 2 (0.30%) Firmware
9 2 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.30%) PowerHA
9 2 (0.30%) XenServer
10 1 (0.15%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.15%) RACF
10 1 (0.15%) Tivoli Directory Server
10 1 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 44 (6.64%) HP Operations Orchestration
2 34 (5.13%) HP UCMDB
3 21 (3.17%) Tivoli
4 17 (2.56%) SCCM
5 16 (2.41%) SCOM
6 14 (2.11%) McAfee ePO
7 10 (1.51%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 9 (1.36%) NetBackup
9 7 (1.06%) Cisco CUCM
10 6 (0.90%) Cisco UCCE
10 6 (0.90%) Cisco UCCX
10 6 (0.90%) Nagios
10 6 (0.90%) SCVMM
11 5 (0.75%) OpenView
11 5 (0.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 5 (0.75%) Tivoli Monitoring
11 5 (0.75%) Zenoss
12 4 (0.60%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 4 (0.60%) Puppet
12 4 (0.60%) SCSM
Vendors
1 119 (17.95%) Microsoft
2 106 (15.99%) IBM
3 97 (14.63%) HP
3 97 (14.63%) VMware
4 88 (13.27%) Oracle
5 60 (9.05%) Cisco
6 35 (5.28%) Citrix
7 26 (3.92%) EMC
8 25 (3.77%) Red Hat
9 23 (3.47%) Dynatrace
10 21 (3.17%) Juniper
11 18 (2.71%) SevOne
12 16 (2.41%) F5
12 16 (2.41%) Intel Security
12 16 (2.41%) NetApp
13 15 (2.26%) Apple
13 15 (2.26%) NetIQ
13 15 (2.26%) SAP
14 13 (1.96%) Google
15 11 (1.66%) CA
Hemel Hempstead
Epson Europe BV
Salary: Competitive Salary plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
Nigel Frank International
Salary: Pension Scheme, Travel Allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Computer People
Salary: £42000.00 - £52000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Vodafone
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 2 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Computer People
Salary: £40000.00 - £43000.00 per annum + bemefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
Cubic Transportation Systems Limited
Salary: Competitive + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
POPSCIENCE
Salary: £40000.00 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £38800 - £45359 per week
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Mi5
Posted: 9 days ago
Swindon
Nationwide Building Society
Salary: £34613.00 - £44228.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 - £52000 per annum + Bonus, shares, pension
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Thermo Fisher
Posted: 19 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Thermo Fisher
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £45990 - £53654 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: £Excellent including top benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Hogg Robinson plc
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
Maidenhead
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Pension and Bonus
Posted: 26 days ago
Berkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £65000 per annum + Bonus & Package
Posted: 27 days ago
UK Wide
Thermo Fisher
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 27 days ago
Manchester, Newcastle or Scotland
Thermo Fisher
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 27 days ago
Swindon
Nationwide Building Society
Salary: £41535 - £53073 per annum
Posted: 28 days ago