The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Specialist
Rank 612 657 620
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -37
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 298 224 263
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.21% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.22% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 177 161 211
Average salary £50,000 £44,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.35% +11.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £31,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,000 £62,500 £53,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
108763 102557 112445
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.43% 94.28% 95.10%
Number of salaries quoted 88869 85119 96467
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 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 +26 260 £50,000 +11.11% 33
London -28 104 £55,000 +4.76% 9
South East +37 61 £38,750 +4.72% 8
Berkshire +35 34 £36,500 -9.31% 2
Scotland -7 29 £32,000 -20.00% 1
East of England +2 28 £50,000 +33.33% 1
North West +15 26 £56,500 +113.20% 2
City of London 0 26 £53,500 -6.95% 5
Edinburgh +9 24 £32,000 -1.23%
Surrey +20 17 £47,500 +54.47% 1
Yorkshire -43 16 £60,000 +42.01% 4
Merseyside - 16 £63,000 -
Liverpool - 16 £63,000 -
Cambridgeshire +16 13 £45,000 -28.00%
West Midlands +8 13 £45,000 -10.00% 4
Reading +12 11 £52,500 +30.43% 1
Bedfordshire +6 10 £50,000 +36.98%
Peterborough - 10 - -
Manchester +3 9 £38,500 +45.28% 1
Birmingham -1 6 £51,250 +2.50% 1
Bedford - 6 £56,500 -
East Midlands -5 5 £47,500 +46.15% 3
South West -20 5 £63,000 +86.66% 1
Hertfordshire -20 5 £42,000 +20.00% 1
Epsom - 5 £47,500 -
Maidenhead - 5 £65,000 -
Woking - 5 - -
Leicester -1 4 £47,500 - 1
Hampshire -6 4 £31,250 -1.57% 2
Leicestershire -8 4 £47,500 +46.15% 1

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 250 (36.71%) Windows
2 189 (27.75%) SQL
3 168 (24.67%) ITIL
4 150 (22.03%) Microsoft
5 146 (21.44%) Banking
6 145 (21.29%) Linux
7 136 (19.97%) VMware
8 129 (18.94%) Finance
9 118 (17.33%) Oracle
10 107 (15.71%) UNIX
11 106 (15.57%) SQL Server
12 104 (15.27%) Active Directory
12 104 (15.27%) Change Management
13 102 (14.98%) VMware Infrastructure
14 97 (14.24%) HP
15 93 (13.66%) SAN
16 92 (13.51%) QA
17 88 (12.92%) IBM
17 88 (12.92%) Windows Server 2008
18 84 (12.33%) MS Excel
19 79 (11.60%) Degree
19 79 (11.60%) Retail
20 74 (10.87%) NetApp
21 73 (10.72%) Citrix
22 69 (10.13%) Cisco
23 65 (9.54%) Java
24 63 (9.25%) Windows Server 2003
25 59 (8.66%) Solaris
26 58 (8.52%) NAS
27 55 (8.08%) AIX

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 (7.64%) Lync
2 48 (7.05%) IIS
3 46 (6.75%) WebSphere
4 35 (5.14%) MS Exchange
5 27 (3.96%) Apache
6 26 (3.82%) WebSphere Application Server
7 25 (3.67%) Tomcat
8 23 (3.38%) WebLogic
9 17 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
9 17 (2.50%) CICS
9 17 (2.50%) SharePoint
10 13 (1.91%) MQSeries
11 12 (1.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 11 (1.62%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
13 9 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2013
14 7 (1.03%) TeamSite
14 7 (1.03%) Lotus Domino
14 7 (1.03%) SharePoint 2010
15 6 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2007
16 5 (0.73%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 84 (12.33%) MS Excel
2 15 (2.20%) MS Office
3 5 (0.73%) ArcInfo
4 3 (0.44%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.15%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 19 (2.79%) BASE24
2 7 (1.03%) SunGard AvantGard
2 7 (1.03%) Front Arena
2 7 (1.03%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.73%) Cordys
4 4 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.44%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.29%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.29%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.29%) Oracle BRM
6 2 (0.29%) Oracle iProcurement
6 2 (0.29%) WebTrends
6 2 (0.29%) Oracle HRMS
6 2 (0.29%) Summit
6 2 (0.29%) Compiere
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.15%) Staffware
7 1 (0.15%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 17 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (1.17%) IaaS
3 4 (0.59%) Office 365
4 3 (0.44%) Google Apps
4 3 (0.44%) PaaS
4 3 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.15%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 93 (13.66%) SAN
2 58 (8.52%) NAS
3 49 (7.20%) Firewall
4 42 (6.17%) TCP/IP
5 37 (5.43%) Internet
6 30 (4.41%) DNS
7 27 (3.96%) HTTP
8 22 (3.23%) LDAP
9 16 (2.35%) SSL
9 16 (2.35%) Kerberos
10 15 (2.20%) DMZ
11 14 (2.06%) LAN
12 13 (1.91%) IPsec
12 13 (1.91%) WAN
13 10 (1.47%) VPN
13 10 (1.47%) BGP
14 9 (1.32%) Intranet
14 9 (1.32%) Broadband
15 8 (1.17%) NetScaler
15 8 (1.17%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (15.57%) SQL Server
2 48 (7.05%) DB2
3 33 (4.85%) Oracle Database
4 31 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
5 17 (2.50%) Relational Database
5 17 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 17 (2.50%) RDBMS
6 16 (2.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 15 (2.20%) SQL Server 2005
8 14 (2.06%) SQL Server 2000
8 14 (2.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 13 (1.91%) SQL Server 2008
9 13 (1.91%) Oracle Database 10g
9 13 (1.91%) MySQL
10 12 (1.76%) Oracle Reports
10 12 (1.76%) Data Mining
10 12 (1.76%) Oracle Database 11g
11 7 (1.03%) Oracle BI EE
12 6 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
12 6 (0.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 10 (1.47%) AdminStudio
2 9 (1.32%) MSI
3 8 (1.17%) InstallShield
4 7 (1.03%) Subversion
4 7 (1.03%) Jenkins
5 6 (0.88%) Redmine
5 6 (0.88%) ClearCase
5 6 (0.88%) Eclipse
6 5 (0.73%) Oracle Forms
7 4 (0.59%) Ant
8 3 (0.44%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.29%) Oracle APEX
10 1 (0.15%) JIRA
10 1 (0.15%) Selenium
10 1 (0.15%) Maven
10 1 (0.15%) ClearQuest
10 1 (0.15%) PeopleTools
10 1 (0.15%) TestDirector
10 1 (0.15%) QuickTest Pro
10 1 (0.15%) PhoneGap
General
1 146 (21.44%) Banking
2 129 (18.94%) Finance
3 79 (11.60%) Retail
4 21 (3.08%) Telecoms
5 18 (2.64%) Law
6 16 (2.35%) Legal
7 13 (1.91%) Marketing
8 9 (1.32%) Financial Institution
9 6 (0.88%) International Banking
10 5 (0.73%) Retail Banking
10 5 (0.73%) Billing
10 5 (0.73%) Publishing
11 3 (0.44%) French Language
11 3 (0.44%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.44%) Electronics
11 3 (0.44%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.29%) Back Office
12 2 (0.29%) Advertising
12 2 (0.29%) German Language
12 2 (0.29%) Russian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (7.64%) .NET
2 44 (6.46%) HTML
3 36 (5.29%) Web Services
4 32 (4.70%) XML
4 32 (4.70%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 28 (4.11%) ASP.NET
6 21 (3.08%) J2EE
7 16 (2.35%) WebSphere MQ
8 15 (2.20%) Middleware
9 14 (2.06%) ISPF
10 13 (1.91%) Application Packaging
11 12 (1.76%) CSS
12 10 (1.47%) XSLT
13 6 (0.88%) JRules
14 5 (0.73%) WF
14 5 (0.73%) jQuery
14 5 (0.73%) LAMP
14 5 (0.73%) SOAP
15 4 (0.59%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 4 (0.59%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 44 (6.46%) Mainframe
2 33 (4.85%) Replication
3 32 (4.70%) Computer Science
4 30 (4.41%) Management Information System
4 30 (4.41%) Firmware
4 30 (4.41%) CLARiiON
4 30 (4.41%) EMC Centera
4 30 (4.41%) Symmetrix DMX
5 21 (3.08%) Clustering
6 19 (2.79%) Client/Server
7 18 (2.64%) IBM Mainframe
8 16 (2.35%) PKI
9 15 (2.20%) Blackberry
10 12 (1.76%) Online Banking
10 12 (1.76%) e-Health
11 11 (1.62%) AS400
12 10 (1.47%) Tandem
13 9 (1.32%) Smartphone
13 9 (1.32%) Contract for Difference
13 9 (1.32%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 250 (36.71%) Windows
2 145 (21.29%) Linux
3 107 (15.71%) UNIX
4 88 (12.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 63 (9.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 59 (8.66%) Solaris
7 55 (8.08%) AIX
8 41 (6.02%) Windows Server 2012
9 27 (3.96%) Windows XP
10 26 (3.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 25 (3.67%) Windows 7
12 15 (2.20%) zOS
13 13 (1.91%) SUSE
14 11 (1.62%) Windows 2000
15 7 (1.03%) HPUX
16 4 (0.59%) Windows 2000 Server
16 4 (0.59%) Android
17 3 (0.44%) Windows 8
18 2 (0.29%) Windows Phone
18 2 (0.29%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (24.67%) ITIL
2 104 (15.27%) Change Management
3 49 (7.20%) Disaster Recovery
4 46 (6.75%) Asset Management
5 43 (6.31%) Incident Management
5 43 (6.31%) Service Delivery
6 40 (5.87%) Configuration Management
7 36 (5.29%) Project Management
8 35 (5.14%) Problem Management
9 32 (4.70%) Migration
10 25 (3.67%) Release Management
11 24 (3.52%) Service Management
12 23 (3.38%) Stakeholder Management
13 22 (3.23%) Performance Monitoring
13 22 (3.23%) Data Analysis
14 21 (3.08%) Business Intelligence
14 21 (3.08%) Workflow
15 20 (2.94%) Performance Tuning
16 18 (2.64%) Data Modelling
16 18 (2.64%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 189 (27.75%) SQL
2 65 (9.54%) Java
3 54 (7.93%) PowerShell
4 45 (6.61%) Perl
5 42 (6.17%) T-SQL
6 33 (4.85%) COBOL
7 31 (4.55%) C#
8 30 (4.41%) Python
9 27 (3.96%) Shell Script
9 27 (3.96%) JCL
10 23 (3.38%) JavaScript
11 22 (3.23%) C++
11 22 (3.23%) VB
12 15 (2.20%) PL/SQL
13 12 (1.76%) C
14 10 (1.47%) Korn
15 9 (1.32%) Ruby
15 9 (1.32%) Assembly Language
15 9 (1.32%) REXX
15 9 (1.32%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 79 (11.60%) Degree
2 49 (7.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 49 (7.20%) Security Cleared
3 43 (6.31%) SC Cleared
4 41 (6.02%) MCSE
5 25 (3.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 19 (2.79%) MCITP
7 15 (2.20%) Citrix Certification
8 14 (2.06%) ITIL Certification
9 13 (1.91%) CCEE
9 13 (1.91%) CCIA
10 12 (1.76%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (1.32%) NCIE
12 8 (1.17%) VCP5
13 7 (1.03%) CISSP
13 7 (1.03%) MCSA
14 6 (0.88%) CISM
15 5 (0.73%) OCP
15 5 (0.73%) Oracle Certification
15 5 (0.73%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (13.51%) QA
2 43 (6.31%) SLA
3 13 (1.91%) HL7
4 10 (1.47%) ISO 8583
5 6 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.44%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.15%) COBIT
7 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 104 (15.27%) Active Directory
2 102 (14.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (5.58%) XenDesktop
4 37 (5.43%) Hyper-V
5 30 (4.41%) VMware ESX
6 29 (4.26%) XenApp
7 27 (3.96%) XenServer
8 24 (3.52%) vCloud
9 23 (3.38%) VMware ESXi
10 17 (2.50%) VMware Server
11 16 (2.35%) vSphere
12 14 (2.06%) NFS
12 14 (2.06%) VMFS
13 12 (1.76%) Microsoft App-V
14 6 (0.88%) Oracle RAC
15 5 (0.73%) RACF
15 5 (0.73%) ACF2
16 3 (0.44%) Oracle RMAN
17 2 (0.29%) Veritas Volume Manager
17 2 (0.29%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 30 (4.41%) SCCM
2 23 (3.38%) CA Endevor
3 18 (2.64%) Tivoli
4 17 (2.50%) SCOM
5 11 (1.62%) Netcool
5 11 (1.62%) Netcool/OMNIbus
6 10 (1.47%) Data Guard
7 8 (1.17%) Puppet
7 8 (1.17%) CA SiteMinder
8 7 (1.03%) NetBackup
8 7 (1.03%) OpenView
9 6 (0.88%) AppDNA
9 6 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
9 6 (0.88%) HP SIM
9 6 (0.88%) Red Hat Satellite
9 6 (0.88%) MOM
10 5 (0.73%) McAfee ePO
11 3 (0.44%) Oracle Identity Management
11 3 (0.44%) SCOrch
12 2 (0.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 150 (22.03%) Microsoft
2 136 (19.97%) VMware
3 118 (17.33%) Oracle
4 97 (14.24%) HP
5 88 (12.92%) IBM
6 74 (10.87%) NetApp
7 73 (10.72%) Citrix
8 69 (10.13%) Cisco
9 55 (8.08%) EMC
10 44 (6.46%) CA
11 26 (3.82%) Dell
12 23 (3.38%) Red Hat
13 17 (2.50%) Sun
14 14 (2.06%) SunGard
15 12 (1.76%) McAfee
16 11 (1.62%) JBoss
17 10 (1.47%) Imperva
17 10 (1.47%) BMC
17 10 (1.47%) NCR
17 10 (1.47%) Avaya
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £38000.00 - £48000.00 per annum + Health & Pension
Posted: 1 hour ago
UK
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
England
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Tadley, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £1 - £24000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000 per annum + Benefits + Pension
Posted: 8 hours ago
Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
The Curve Group
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £55K basic + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £33000 - £44000 per annum + Bonus, Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Atos
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Head Resourcing
Salary: £33000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottinghamshire
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
South East
Vodafone
Posted: 6 days ago
Hertfordshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Salary: TBC
Posted: 6 days ago
Rugby, Warwickshire
Airwave
Posted: 8 days ago
South East
Vodafone
Posted: 8 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
SSE
Salary: From £47,127 to £60,239 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Accenture
Salary: Up to £42,473 per annum (doe) plus excellent benefits
Posted: 14 days ago