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 1 October 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Specialist
Rank 709 597 702
Rank change year-on-year
-112 +105
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 181 388 280
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.36% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.37% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 85 222 178
Median salary £44,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-11.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £27,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £63,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -

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
90486 104724 110047
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.27% 96.27% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 75738 87307 89008
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 -103 157 £41,000 -18.00% 20
West Midlands +17 58 £39,250 -1.87% 6
Birmingham +9 47 £37,500 -21.05% 1
London -85 26 £53,750 -4.86% 1
South East +40 25 £50,000 - 5
East Midlands +20 18 £25,000 -31.03%
Nottinghamshire +23 14 £25,000 -9.09%
Nottingham +22 14 £25,000 -9.09%
South West -22 13 £27,500 -40.70% 4
Swindon -11 9 - - 2
Wiltshire -22 9 - - 2
Yorkshire +16 8 £38,750 -18.78%
Scotland -24 8 £44,500 +3.48%
Berkshire +22 6 £62,250 +18.57%
Surrey +12 6 £50,000 +11.11% 2
Coventry -1 5 £39,000 -2.50% 4
East Cowes - 5 - -
Isle of Wight - 5 - -
East of England +16 4 £42,500 +6.25% 2
Glasgow +14 4 £40,000 +0.62%
West Yorkshire +14 4 £43,750 -8.30%
City of London +10 4 £53,750 -6.52%
Hampshire +6 4 £28,000 -44.00% 1
Oxfordshire +5 4 £45,000 -7.69% 1
North West -3 4 £29,500 -27.60% 1
Lancashire - 4 £29,500 -
Derbyshire - 4 - -
Derby - 4 - -
Nelson - 4 £29,500 -
Leeds +24 3 £50,000 +29.87%

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 104 (27.15%) Windows
1 104 (27.15%) Finance
2 98 (25.59%) Linux
3 97 (25.33%) Microsoft
4 92 (24.02%) SQL
4 92 (24.02%) Data Centre
5 89 (23.24%) Service Delivery
6 80 (20.89%) Active Directory
7 77 (20.10%) VMware
8 76 (19.84%) Continuous Improvement
9 73 (19.06%) MS Excel
10 71 (18.54%) Presales
11 70 (18.28%) Degree
12 69 (18.02%) Unix
13 67 (17.49%) VMware Infrastructure
14 66 (17.23%) CMDB
15 65 (16.97%) Line Management
16 62 (16.19%) Citrix
17 61 (15.93%) Firewall
18 58 (15.14%) ITIL
19 55 (14.36%) Oracle
20 52 (13.58%) IBM
21 50 (13.05%) Publishing
22 49 (12.79%) SQL Server
23 48 (12.53%) Retail
24 47 (12.27%) Red Hat
25 46 (12.01%) IIS
26 44 (11.49%) SCCM
27 42 (10.97%) Security Cleared
28 40 (10.44%) Computer Science

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 46 (12.01%) IIS
2 40 (10.44%) MS Exchange
3 25 (6.53%) SharePoint
4 20 (5.22%) Apache
5 19 (4.96%) Exchange Server 2010
6 18 (4.70%) WebSphere
7 10 (2.61%) Tomcat
8 9 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2007
8 9 (2.35%) Skype for Business
8 9 (2.35%) WebSphere Application Server
9 7 (1.83%) WebLogic
10 5 (1.31%) MQSeries
11 4 (1.04%) JBoss
11 4 (1.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 3 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
12 3 (0.78%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.78%) SAS
13 2 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
14 1 (0.26%) Jetty
14 1 (0.26%) OpenStack
Applications
1 73 (19.06%) MS Excel
2 21 (5.48%) MS Office
3 7 (1.83%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.78%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.26%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 13 (3.39%) Sentinel
2 8 (2.09%) BASE24
3 6 (1.57%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (1.04%) Unit4 Business World
5 3 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.78%) Sage 1000
6 2 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.26%) assyst
7 1 (0.26%) Line 50
7 1 (0.26%) Line 500
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.26%) RMDS
7 1 (0.26%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.26%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.39%) Office 365
2 10 (2.61%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (2.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (2.09%) SaaS
5 3 (0.78%) Yammer
6 2 (0.52%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.26%) G Suite
7 1 (0.26%) IaaS
7 1 (0.26%) Lucidchart
7 1 (0.26%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 61 (15.93%) Firewall
2 40 (10.44%) SSL
3 38 (9.92%) DNS
4 29 (7.57%) WAN
5 28 (7.31%) SAN
6 16 (4.18%) Internet
7 14 (3.66%) Wireless
8 12 (3.13%) DHCP
8 12 (3.13%) LAN
9 11 (2.87%) Network Security
10 9 (2.35%) MPLS
10 9 (2.35%) Skype
11 8 (2.09%) ATM
11 8 (2.09%) HTTP
11 8 (2.09%) IP Telephony
11 8 (2.09%) VPN
11 8 (2.09%) Wi-Fi
12 7 (1.83%) FCAPS
12 7 (1.83%) MGW
12 7 (1.83%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (12.79%) SQL Server
2 22 (5.74%) Relational Database
3 18 (4.70%) Oracle Database
4 15 (3.92%) DB2
5 12 (3.13%) MySQL
6 7 (1.83%) RDBMS
7 6 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (1.31%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (1.31%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (0.78%) Big Data
10 3 (0.78%) Data Mart
10 3 (0.78%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.78%) NoSQL
10 3 (0.78%) Power BI
10 3 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.52%) Data Mining
11 2 (0.52%) Electronic Patient Records
11 2 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (3.39%) Jenkins
2 11 (2.87%) Git (software)
3 8 (2.09%) Visual Studio
4 7 (1.83%) Hudson
4 7 (1.83%) Sonatype Nexus
5 5 (1.31%) Subversion
6 4 (1.04%) Maven
6 4 (1.04%) Oracle Forms
7 3 (0.78%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.52%) Android Studio
8 2 (0.52%) Fiddler
8 2 (0.52%) JIRA
9 1 (0.26%) Redmine
9 1 (0.26%) Selenium
General
1 104 (27.15%) Finance
2 50 (13.05%) Publishing
3 48 (12.53%) Retail
4 35 (9.14%) Banking
5 13 (3.39%) Advertising
6 11 (2.87%) Investment Banking
6 11 (2.87%) Marketing
7 10 (2.61%) Back Office
8 7 (1.83%) Billing
8 7 (1.83%) Front Office
8 7 (1.83%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.04%) Retail Banking
9 4 (1.04%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.26%) French Language
11 1 (0.26%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (7.83%) Web Services
2 26 (6.79%) .NET
3 21 (5.48%) Middleware
4 10 (2.61%) LAMP
4 10 (2.61%) XML
5 9 (2.35%) ASP.NET
5 9 (2.35%) HTML
6 7 (1.83%) IBM Integration Bus
7 6 (1.57%) J2EE
8 5 (1.31%) LAPP Stack
9 4 (1.04%) Ajax
9 4 (1.04%) COM
9 4 (1.04%) CSS
9 4 (1.04%) JSON
9 4 (1.04%) SAML
9 4 (1.04%) XMPP
10 3 (0.78%) ELK Stack
10 3 (0.78%) FIX Protocol
10 3 (0.78%) HTML5
10 3 (0.78%) Murex MxML
Miscellaneous
1 92 (24.02%) Data Centre
2 66 (17.23%) CMDB
3 40 (10.44%) Computer Science
4 22 (5.74%) Management Information System
5 20 (5.22%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (3.13%) Blackberry
7 10 (2.61%) PKI
8 9 (2.35%) EFT
9 8 (2.09%) DataPower
9 8 (2.09%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (1.83%) Mobile Computing
11 6 (1.57%) Client/Server
11 6 (1.57%) IBM Mainframe
11 6 (1.57%) Mainframe
11 6 (1.57%) Mobile App
11 6 (1.57%) SWIFT
12 5 (1.31%) Clustering
12 5 (1.31%) RSA SecurID
13 4 (1.04%) Social Media
13 4 (1.04%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 104 (27.15%) Windows
2 98 (25.59%) Linux
3 69 (18.02%) Unix
4 39 (10.18%) Windows Server
5 27 (7.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 25 (6.53%) Solaris
7 24 (6.27%) Windows Server 2003
8 23 (6.01%) Windows Server 2008
9 20 (5.22%) AIX
10 19 (4.96%) Windows 7
11 18 (4.70%) Apple iOS
12 13 (3.39%) Android
13 11 (2.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 9 (2.35%) SUSE
15 8 (2.09%) Windows 8
16 7 (1.83%) Mac OS
16 7 (1.83%) Windows Mobile
17 6 (1.57%) CentOS
18 5 (1.31%) Mac OS X
18 5 (1.31%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (23.24%) Service Delivery
2 76 (19.84%) Continuous Improvement
3 71 (18.54%) Presales
4 65 (16.97%) Line Management
5 58 (15.14%) ITIL
6 40 (10.44%) Project Management
7 37 (9.66%) Service Management
8 32 (8.36%) Software Engineering
9 24 (6.27%) Coaching
10 23 (6.01%) Requirements Analysis
11 22 (5.74%) SDLC
12 21 (5.48%) Agile Software Development
13 20 (5.22%) Analytics
13 20 (5.22%) DevOps
14 19 (4.96%) ITIL V3
15 18 (4.70%) Release Management
16 17 (4.44%) Configuration Management
16 17 (4.44%) Disaster Recovery
16 17 (4.44%) Gantt Chart
16 17 (4.44%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 92 (24.02%) SQL
2 37 (9.66%) Java
3 25 (6.53%) Python
4 22 (5.74%) Shell Script
5 20 (5.22%) C#
6 16 (4.18%) PowerShell
7 13 (3.39%) Perl
8 11 (2.87%) JavaScript
8 11 (2.87%) VBScript
9 7 (1.83%) C++
10 6 (1.57%) C
11 5 (1.31%) R
12 4 (1.04%) Bash Shell
12 4 (1.04%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
13 3 (0.78%) Korn
14 2 (0.52%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.52%) VBA
15 1 (0.26%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 1 (0.26%) SAS Macro
15 1 (0.26%) sed
Qualifications
1 70 (18.28%) Degree
2 42 (10.97%) Security Cleared
3 40 (10.44%) Cisco Certification
4 33 (8.62%) CCNA
5 27 (7.05%) BPSS Clearance
5 27 (7.05%) LPIC
6 26 (6.79%) Microsoft Certification
7 21 (5.48%) MCSE
8 17 (4.44%) PMI Certification
8 17 (4.44%) PMP
9 11 (2.87%) CCNP
10 10 (2.61%) MCP
11 8 (2.09%) Network+ Certification
11 8 (2.09%) SC Cleared
12 7 (1.83%) MCSA
12 7 (1.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (1.31%) CISSP
13 5 (1.31%) ISEB
14 4 (1.04%) CCVP
14 4 (1.04%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (7.05%) Disclosure Scotland
2 18 (4.70%) SLA
3 17 (4.44%) QA
4 8 (2.09%) Data Quality
5 4 (1.04%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.52%) GPG13
7 2 (0.52%) HL7
8 1 (0.26%) HIPAA
System Software
1 80 (20.89%) Active Directory
2 67 (17.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (10.18%) Firmware
4 9 (2.35%) Hyper-V
5 7 (1.83%) VMware ESX
6 5 (1.31%) XenApp
7 4 (1.04%) NFS
7 4 (1.04%) Terminal Services
7 4 (1.04%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 3 (0.78%) Docker
8 3 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.78%) VMware Server
8 3 (0.78%) vSphere
9 2 (0.52%) Shibboleth
9 2 (0.52%) XenServer
10 1 (0.26%) Ceph
10 1 (0.26%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 44 (11.49%) SCCM
2 40 (10.44%) NetBackup
3 39 (10.18%) SCOM
4 28 (7.31%) Backup Exec
5 11 (2.87%) SCSM
6 10 (2.61%) Puppet
6 10 (2.61%) SCVMM
7 9 (2.35%) Oracle ZFS
8 8 (2.09%) Oracle RMAN
9 7 (1.83%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 7 (1.83%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 5 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (1.31%) SCDPM
10 5 (1.31%) SELinux
10 5 (1.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 5 (1.31%) Unicenter
11 4 (1.04%) Cisco UCCE
11 4 (1.04%) Cisco UCCX
11 4 (1.04%) ITRS Geneos
11 4 (1.04%) WSUS
Vendors
1 97 (25.33%) Microsoft
2 77 (20.10%) VMware
3 62 (16.19%) Citrix
4 55 (14.36%) Oracle
5 52 (13.58%) IBM
6 47 (12.27%) Red Hat
7 40 (10.44%) HP
8 37 (9.66%) Cisco
9 26 (6.79%) NetApp
10 24 (6.27%) Juniper
11 20 (5.22%) CheckPoint
11 20 (5.22%) F5
12 17 (4.44%) Brocade
12 17 (4.44%) Fortinet
12 17 (4.44%) Veritas
13 14 (3.66%) EMC
13 14 (3.66%) Sun
14 13 (3.39%) MobileIron
15 9 (2.35%) Intel
16 8 (2.09%) CommVault
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Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
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Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + on call allowance, expenses
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Salary: £37000.00 - £41000.00 per annum + car, bonus, pension
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