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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Specialist
Rank 638 661 626
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -35
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 273 212 279
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.20% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.21% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 177 161 216
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £29,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,000 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,750 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +14.00%

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
107766 100404 111766
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.46% 94.30% 95.16%
Number of salaries quoted 87262 83568 95286
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £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 £38,000
% 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 23 September 2014 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 23 September 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +26 242 £45,000 - 33
London -15 76 £50,000 -3.38% 13
South East +21 62 £36,500 -14.11% 6
Berkshire +27 39 £36,500 -9.31%
North West 0 27 £50,000 +35.13% 5
West Midlands +2 26 £45,000 -10.00% 3
Scotland -9 23 £36,000 -10.00% 5
East of England +2 22 £50,000 +33.33%
Manchester +3 18 £39,250 +45.37% 5
Edinburgh -1 18 £32,000 -13.51% 3
Surrey +1 17 £41,250 +55.66% 1
City of London +11 13 £56,250 -6.25% 2
Yorkshire -58 11 £45,000 -7.69% 2
Birmingham -3 10 £50,000 +6.38% 1
East Midlands -7 10 £47,500 -
Bedfordshire - 10 £52,500 -
Reading -8 9 £38,500 -10.46%
Redhill - 9 £42,500 -
Bracknell - 9 £36,500 -
Bedford - 9 £55,000 -
Merseyside +13 8 £50,000 +16.95%
Windsor - 8 - -
Liverpool +17 7 £50,000 +16.95%
Rugby - 7 £36,000 -
Warwickshire - 7 £36,000 -
Cambridgeshire +4 6 £45,000 +20.00%
Leicester - 6 £47,500 -
Leicestershire - 6 £47,500 -
Hertfordshire -12 5 £37,500 -
North East - 5 £39,500 - 1

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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.

1 226 (35.26%) Windows
2 163 (25.43%) SQL
3 161 (25.12%) Banking
4 159 (24.80%) Analytical Skills
5 154 (24.02%) ITIL
6 138 (21.53%) VMware
7 133 (20.75%) Microsoft
8 126 (19.66%) Finance
9 124 (19.34%) SQL Server
10 123 (19.19%) Oracle
11 120 (18.72%) Linux
12 117 (18.25%) Change Management
13 108 (16.85%) Retail
14 101 (15.76%) VMware Infrastructure
14 101 (15.76%) UNIX
15 100 (15.60%) Mentoring
16 93 (14.51%) HP
17 92 (14.35%) Active Directory
17 92 (14.35%) SAN
18 91 (14.20%) QA
19 89 (13.88%) Cisco
20 87 (13.57%) IBM
20 87 (13.57%) Coaching
21 84 (13.10%) Degree
22 82 (12.79%) NetApp
23 76 (11.86%) Citrix
24 68 (10.61%) DB2
25 65 (10.14%) Java
25 65 (10.14%) Mainframe
26 63 (9.83%) PowerShell

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 52 (8.11%) IIS
2 38 (5.93%) Lync
3 30 (4.68%) CICS
4 28 (4.37%) MS Exchange
4 28 (4.37%) WebSphere
5 19 (2.96%) WebSphere Application Server
6 16 (2.50%) WebLogic
7 15 (2.34%) Tomcat
8 14 (2.18%) MQSeries
8 14 (2.18%) SharePoint
9 12 (1.87%) Apache
9 12 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2010
10 11 (1.72%) SAS
11 7 (1.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 7 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2007
11 7 (1.09%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
12 5 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2003
12 5 (0.78%) TeamSite
12 5 (0.78%) Lotus Domino
13 4 (0.62%) WorkSite
Applications
1 62 (9.67%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.25%) MS Office
3 3 (0.47%) MS Project
4 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 31 (4.84%) BASE24
2 5 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.47%) SunGard AvantGard
4 2 (0.31%) WebTrends
4 2 (0.31%) Summit
4 2 (0.31%) Compiere
4 2 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.16%) Maximo
5 1 (0.16%) Endur
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle HRMS
5 1 (0.16%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.16%) Cordys
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 18 (2.81%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (1.25%) IaaS
3 4 (0.62%) Office 365
4 3 (0.47%) PaaS
5 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.16%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 92 (14.35%) SAN
2 58 (9.05%) TCP/IP
2 58 (9.05%) NAS
3 57 (8.89%) Firewall
4 50 (7.80%) Internet
5 34 (5.30%) DNS
6 27 (4.21%) ATM
7 24 (3.74%) HTTP
8 19 (2.96%) Intranet
9 18 (2.81%) VPN
10 16 (2.50%) LAN
11 15 (2.34%) Kerberos
12 14 (2.18%) WAN
13 13 (2.03%) SSL
14 12 (1.87%) DMZ
14 12 (1.87%) IPsec
15 10 (1.56%) LDAP
16 9 (1.40%) Broadband
16 9 (1.40%) BGP
16 9 (1.40%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (19.34%) SQL Server
2 68 (10.61%) DB2
3 32 (4.99%) Oracle Database
4 24 (3.74%) Data Warehouse
5 22 (3.43%) Oracle Database 10g
5 22 (3.43%) SQL Server 2000
6 17 (2.65%) RDBMS
6 17 (2.65%) Relational Database
7 13 (2.03%) Oracle Reports
8 11 (1.72%) Data Mining
8 11 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 11 (1.72%) Oracle BI EE
9 10 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 9 (1.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 8 (1.25%) NonStop SQL
11 8 (1.25%) Crystal Reports
12 7 (1.09%) MySQL
13 5 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
13 5 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
14 4 (0.62%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 14 (2.18%) ClearCase
2 8 (1.25%) MSI
2 8 (1.25%) AdminStudio
3 7 (1.09%) Subversion
3 7 (1.09%) Jenkins
4 6 (0.94%) Redmine
4 6 (0.94%) InstallShield
5 4 (0.62%) Eclipse
6 3 (0.47%) Ant
7 2 (0.31%) LabVIEW
7 2 (0.31%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.16%) Build Forge
8 1 (0.16%) WiX
8 1 (0.16%) JIRA
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.16%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.16%) TestDirector
8 1 (0.16%) PeopleTools
General
1 161 (25.12%) Banking
2 126 (19.66%) Finance
3 108 (16.85%) Retail
4 24 (3.74%) Telecoms
5 12 (1.87%) Law
6 11 (1.72%) Retail Banking
7 10 (1.56%) Legal
8 7 (1.09%) Electronics
8 7 (1.09%) Investment Banking
9 6 (0.94%) International Banking
9 6 (0.94%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.78%) Front Office
10 5 (0.78%) French Language
11 4 (0.62%) Advertising
11 4 (0.62%) Private Banking
12 3 (0.47%) Marketing
12 3 (0.47%) Back Office
12 3 (0.47%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.31%) Publishing
13 2 (0.31%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (7.49%) XML
2 38 (5.93%) HTML
3 37 (5.77%) J2EE
4 31 (4.84%) Web Services
5 26 (4.06%) .NET
6 25 (3.90%) Middleware
7 19 (2.96%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 17 (2.65%) XSLT
9 15 (2.34%) ISPF
10 13 (2.03%) WebSphere MQ
11 11 (1.72%) Application Packaging
12 7 (1.09%) CSS
13 5 (0.78%) LAMP
13 5 (0.78%) WF
14 4 (0.62%) Visualforce
14 4 (0.62%) COM
14 4 (0.62%) OCX
14 4 (0.62%) JMS
15 3 (0.47%) SOAP
15 3 (0.47%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 159 (24.80%) Analytical Skills
2 65 (10.14%) Mainframe
3 39 (6.08%) Replication
4 38 (5.93%) Computer Science
5 37 (5.77%) CLARiiON
5 37 (5.77%) EMC Centera
5 37 (5.77%) Firmware
5 37 (5.77%) Symmetrix DMX
6 33 (5.15%) Client/Server
7 30 (4.68%) Management Information System
8 25 (3.90%) IBM Mainframe
8 25 (3.90%) Tandem
9 21 (3.28%) Clustering
10 17 (2.65%) Cryptography
11 15 (2.34%) SWIFT
12 13 (2.03%) AS400
13 12 (1.87%) e-Health
13 12 (1.87%) EMV
14 10 (1.56%) Blackberry
14 10 (1.56%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 226 (35.26%) Windows
2 120 (18.72%) Linux
3 101 (15.76%) UNIX
4 62 (9.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 49 (7.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 43 (6.71%) Windows 7
7 40 (6.24%) Windows Server 2003
8 39 (6.08%) Solaris
9 35 (5.46%) AIX
9 35 (5.46%) Windows XP
10 22 (3.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (1.40%) SUSE
12 8 (1.25%) HPUX
13 6 (0.94%) zOS
14 5 (0.78%) Windows 2000
15 4 (0.62%) Windows 8
16 3 (0.47%) Apple iOS
16 3 (0.47%) Windows Mobile
16 3 (0.47%) Android
17 2 (0.31%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (24.02%) ITIL
2 117 (18.25%) Change Management
3 100 (15.60%) Mentoring
4 87 (13.57%) Coaching
5 52 (8.11%) Disaster Recovery
6 45 (7.02%) Asset Management
7 38 (5.93%) Migration
8 37 (5.77%) Service Delivery
8 37 (5.77%) Release Management
9 35 (5.46%) Data Analysis
10 34 (5.30%) Project Management
11 32 (4.99%) Incident Management
12 23 (3.59%) Systems Analysis
12 23 (3.59%) Performance Tuning
12 23 (3.59%) Analytics
13 22 (3.43%) Root Cause Analysis
13 22 (3.43%) Continuous Improvement
13 22 (3.43%) Configuration Management
14 21 (3.28%) Problem Management
14 21 (3.28%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 163 (25.43%) SQL
2 65 (10.14%) Java
3 63 (9.83%) PowerShell
4 62 (9.67%) COBOL
5 53 (8.27%) JCL
6 48 (7.49%) C#
7 45 (7.02%) C++
8 40 (6.24%) Perl
9 24 (3.74%) JavaScript
10 23 (3.59%) Shell Script
11 22 (3.43%) PL/1
11 22 (3.43%) C
12 19 (2.96%) Python
13 17 (2.65%) Assembly Language
14 14 (2.18%) REXX
15 12 (1.87%) VB
15 12 (1.87%) PL/SQL
16 11 (1.72%) T-SQL
17 9 (1.40%) VB.NET
18 8 (1.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 84 (13.10%) Degree
2 40 (6.24%) Microsoft Certification
3 38 (5.93%) MCSE
4 32 (4.99%) Security Cleared
5 22 (3.43%) SC Cleared
6 21 (3.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 15 (2.34%) Citrix Certification
8 14 (2.18%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (1.40%) MCITP
9 9 (1.40%) CCEE
9 9 (1.40%) CCIA
10 8 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (0.94%) MCSA
11 6 (0.94%) CCA
12 5 (0.78%) CCNP
12 5 (0.78%) HND
12 5 (0.78%) CISSP
12 5 (0.78%) NCIE
13 4 (0.62%) CISM
14 3 (0.47%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (14.20%) QA
2 47 (7.33%) SLA
3 22 (3.43%) ISO 8583
4 20 (3.12%) HL7
5 2 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.31%) COBIT
5 2 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 101 (15.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 92 (14.35%) Active Directory
3 49 (7.64%) Hyper-V
4 33 (5.15%) XenDesktop
5 32 (4.99%) VMware ESXi
6 31 (4.84%) XenApp
7 28 (4.37%) VMware ESX
8 26 (4.06%) vCloud
9 17 (2.65%) VMware Server
10 16 (2.50%) VMFS
10 16 (2.50%) XenServer
11 15 (2.34%) vSphere
12 13 (2.03%) NFS
13 10 (1.56%) Microsoft App-V
14 3 (0.47%) MetaFrame
14 3 (0.47%) Oracle RMAN
14 3 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
15 2 (0.31%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 2 (0.31%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 2 (0.31%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 41 (6.40%) SCCM
2 34 (5.30%) CA Endevor
3 30 (4.68%) SCOM
4 12 (1.87%) SCOrch
5 11 (1.72%) SCSM
5 11 (1.72%) SCVMM
6 9 (1.40%) SCDPM
7 8 (1.25%) Puppet
8 7 (1.09%) Data Guard
8 7 (1.09%) OpenView
8 7 (1.09%) Tivoli
8 7 (1.09%) NetBackup
8 7 (1.09%) AppDNA
9 6 (0.94%) Red Hat Satellite
10 5 (0.78%) HP SIM
10 5 (0.78%) MOM
10 5 (0.78%) Netcool
10 5 (0.78%) Netcool/OMNIbus
11 4 (0.62%) CA SiteMinder
12 2 (0.31%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 138 (21.53%) VMware
2 133 (20.75%) Microsoft
3 123 (19.19%) Oracle
4 93 (14.51%) HP
5 89 (13.88%) Cisco
6 87 (13.57%) IBM
7 82 (12.79%) NetApp
8 76 (11.86%) Citrix
9 61 (9.52%) EMC
10 35 (5.46%) CA
11 22 (3.43%) NCR
12 21 (3.28%) Red Hat
12 21 (3.28%) Dell
13 12 (1.87%) Sun
13 12 (1.87%) Informatica
13 12 (1.87%) VocaLink
14 10 (1.56%) AppSense
15 9 (1.40%) McAfee
16 8 (1.25%) Actimize
16 8 (1.25%) Imperva
West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
Quadratek People Limited
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum Excellent salary plus benefits incl
Posted: 21 hours ago
New Malden, Surrey
Blue Personnel
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Tadley, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £1 - £24000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £33000 - £44000 per annum + Bonus, Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £50k - 60k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £60000.00 - £85000.00 per annum + Car Allowance + bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
North West London
Soundnet Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £34500.00 per annum + 3,750pa On-Call + Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £36125 - £44625 per annum + benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 8 days ago
Edinburgh
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 8 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £36,125 - £44,625 per annum + car,benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
South East London
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £4955 - £61215 per annum + car,benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Knaresborough, North Yorkshire
TSYS Europe
Salary: Basic salary plus on call payments, and benefits package
Posted: 20 days ago
Edinburgh
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 20 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Buckinghamshire & Milton Keynes Fire & Rescue Service
Salary: £26,448 per annum - Salary Scale H
Posted: 20 days ago
Yorkshire
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 25 days ago