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 26 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Specialist
Rank 716 612 652
Rank change year-on-year
-104 +40
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 209 381 363
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.34% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.36% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 120 233 213
Median salary £50,000 £46,377 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.81% +3.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £33,695
10% offered a salary of more than £69,500 £60,000 £63,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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
93561 106940 116399
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.39% 96.49% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 78889 88177 95218
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 -88 189 £55,000 +18.59% 16
London -43 73 £57,500 +9.52% 4
South East +55 58 £50,000 - 4
West Midlands 0 42 £36,500 +2.35% 3
Birmingham +22 32 £27,500 -52.17% 1
Berkshire +17 20 £60,000 +20.00% 1
City of London +30 18 £57,500 +2.22% 1
Scotland -17 18 £42,500 -1.16% 1
Hampshire +25 17 £32,250 -28.33% 1
Surrey +41 14 £60,000 +26.31%
Southampton +12 11 £45,000 -
Reading +24 10 £50,000 +2.56%
Glasgow -12 9 £42,000 -17.64% 1
Edinburgh -10 8 £59,000 +49.36%
Yorkshire +9 7 £50,000 +16.27%
Leeds +7 7 £50,000 +16.27%
West Yorkshire +4 7 £50,000 +16.27%
Coventry +9 6 £44,500 +4.70% 1
South West -23 4 £27,500 -40.70% 3
Kent - 4 £25,000 -
West Malling - 4 £25,000 -
East Midlands 0 3 £47,500 +39.70%
Bracknell -11 3 - -
Camberley - 3 £45,000 -
East of England +20 2 £60,000 +14.28% 1
Hertfordshire +15 2 £60,000 +14.28% 1
Gloucester +8 2 - -
Maidenhead +5 2 £60,000 -14.28%
Nottinghamshire +5 2 £56,250 +70.22%
Nottingham +4 2 £56,250 +70.22%

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 144 (32.00%) Windows
2 115 (25.56%) Linux
3 105 (23.33%) SQL
4 94 (20.89%) Finance
5 92 (20.44%) Microsoft
6 87 (19.33%) Oracle
7 83 (18.44%) Unix
8 78 (17.33%) SQL Server
9 71 (15.78%) Active Directory
10 69 (15.33%) Windows Server
11 68 (15.11%) IBM
12 61 (13.56%) VMware
12 61 (13.56%) MS Excel
13 59 (13.11%) Service Delivery
13 59 (13.11%) Retail
14 58 (12.89%) Banking
15 50 (11.11%) Degree
15 50 (11.11%) Data Centre
16 49 (10.89%) ITIL
16 49 (10.89%) Java
17 46 (10.22%) Windows Server 2008
18 44 (9.78%) Web Services
19 43 (9.56%) SAN
20 42 (9.33%) AIX
21 41 (9.11%) Cisco
21 41 (9.11%) Presales
22 40 (8.89%) Citrix
22 40 (8.89%) .NET
22 40 (8.89%) DB2
23 39 (8.67%) Red Hat

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 30 (6.67%) Apache
1 30 (6.67%) SharePoint
2 28 (6.22%) MS Exchange
3 26 (5.78%) WebSphere
4 18 (4.00%) IIS
5 16 (3.56%) WebSphere Application Server
6 13 (2.89%) Exchange Server 2010
6 13 (2.89%) Tomcat
7 10 (2.22%) BizTalk Server
7 10 (2.22%) MQSeries
8 9 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2007
8 9 (2.00%) JBoss
9 6 (1.33%) SAS
9 6 (1.33%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (1.11%) Skype for Business
11 4 (0.89%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (0.89%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2003
12 3 (0.67%) OpenStack
12 3 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 61 (13.56%) MS Excel
2 19 (4.22%) MS Office
3 7 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.89%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.67%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.22%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.22%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 21 (4.67%) BASE24
2 15 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (1.78%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (1.11%) Oracle BPM
5 4 (0.89%) Sentinel
5 4 (0.89%) Unit4 Business World
6 3 (0.67%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.67%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.67%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.44%) Findur
7 2 (0.44%) Lorenzo
7 2 (0.44%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.44%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.44%) Sage 1000
8 1 (0.22%) assyst
8 1 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
8 1 (0.22%) RMDS
8 1 (0.22%) Sage 200
8 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 21 (4.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (3.78%) SaaS
3 16 (3.56%) Office 365
4 8 (1.78%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.22%) Amazon Glacier
7 1 (0.22%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.22%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.22%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.22%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 43 (9.56%) SAN
2 33 (7.33%) Firewall
3 26 (5.78%) DNS
3 26 (5.78%) WAN
4 21 (4.67%) ATM
4 21 (4.67%) LAN
5 18 (4.00%) DHCP
6 17 (3.78%) SSL
7 14 (3.11%) Internet
7 14 (3.11%) TCP/IP
8 13 (2.89%) Network Security
9 10 (2.22%) Ethernet
9 10 (2.22%) MPLS
9 10 (2.22%) VPN
10 8 (1.78%) HTTP
10 8 (1.78%) Intranet
11 6 (1.33%) Skype
12 5 (1.11%) Cisco Nexus
12 5 (1.11%) Remote Desktop
12 5 (1.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (17.33%) SQL Server
2 40 (8.89%) DB2
3 28 (6.22%) Relational Database
4 21 (4.67%) MySQL
5 16 (3.56%) Oracle Database
6 11 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (2.44%) IBM InfoSphere
7 9 (2.00%) NoSQL
8 8 (1.78%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (1.56%) Big Data
9 7 (1.56%) Hadoop
10 5 (1.11%) DataStage
10 5 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (1.11%) RDBMS
11 4 (0.89%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 3 (0.67%) BusinessObjects
12 3 (0.67%) EDRMS
12 3 (0.67%) MongoDB
12 3 (0.67%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 3 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 10 (2.22%) Git (software)
1 10 (2.22%) Jenkins
2 6 (1.33%) Oracle Forms
3 4 (0.89%) Hudson
3 4 (0.89%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (0.67%) Subversion
5 2 (0.44%) Maven
5 2 (0.44%) Redmine
5 2 (0.44%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.44%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.22%) Android Studio
6 1 (0.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.22%) JMeter
6 1 (0.22%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.22%) LoadUI
6 1 (0.22%) Ranorex
6 1 (0.22%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.22%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.22%) TestComplete
6 1 (0.22%) WebDriver
General
1 94 (20.89%) Finance
2 59 (13.11%) Retail
3 58 (12.89%) Banking
4 19 (4.22%) Publishing
5 14 (3.11%) Investment Banking
6 13 (2.89%) Marketing
7 11 (2.44%) Advertising
8 8 (1.78%) Front Office
9 7 (1.56%) Back Office
9 7 (1.56%) Telecoms
10 6 (1.33%) Dutch Language
11 3 (0.67%) Legal
12 2 (0.44%) French Language
12 2 (0.44%) German Language
12 2 (0.44%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.22%) Electronics
13 1 (0.22%) Games
13 1 (0.22%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (9.78%) Web Services
2 40 (8.89%) .NET
3 29 (6.44%) Middleware
4 18 (4.00%) LAMP
5 11 (2.44%) HTML
5 11 (2.44%) XML
6 10 (2.22%) ASP.NET
7 8 (1.78%) IBM Integration Bus
8 5 (1.11%) COM
8 5 (1.11%) CSS
8 5 (1.11%) HTML5
8 5 (1.11%) LAPP Stack
8 5 (1.11%) SOAP
8 5 (1.11%) Windows SharePoint Services
9 4 (0.89%) ISPF
9 4 (0.89%) REST
9 4 (0.89%) XMPP
10 3 (0.67%) Murex MxML
10 3 (0.67%) SAML
11 2 (0.44%) ELK Stack
Miscellaneous
1 50 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 29 (6.44%) Computer Science
3 28 (6.22%) Management Information System
4 25 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
5 21 (4.67%) CMDB
5 21 (4.67%) EFT
6 19 (4.22%) Mainframe
7 14 (3.11%) Enterprise Software
8 13 (2.89%) Clustering
9 11 (2.44%) Contactless
9 11 (2.44%) SWIFT
10 10 (2.22%) DataPower
11 9 (2.00%) IBM Mainframe
12 8 (1.78%) PKI
13 7 (1.56%) Blackberry
13 7 (1.56%) EPoS
13 7 (1.56%) N-Tier
13 7 (1.56%) Security Operations Centre
14 6 (1.33%) Client/Server
14 6 (1.33%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 144 (32.00%) Windows
2 115 (25.56%) Linux
3 83 (18.44%) Unix
4 69 (15.33%) Windows Server
5 46 (10.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 42 (9.33%) AIX
7 38 (8.44%) Solaris
8 35 (7.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 35 (7.78%) Windows Server 2012
9 25 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
10 18 (4.00%) Windows 7
11 15 (3.33%) SUSE
12 11 (2.44%) Apple iOS
13 10 (2.22%) Android
14 7 (1.56%) Oracle Linux
14 7 (1.56%) Windows 8
14 7 (1.56%) Windows XP
15 6 (1.33%) CentOS
16 5 (1.11%) HPUX
16 5 (1.11%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (13.11%) Service Delivery
2 49 (10.89%) ITIL
3 41 (9.11%) Presales
4 37 (8.22%) Project Management
5 36 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 34 (7.56%) Stakeholder Management
7 32 (7.11%) CRM
8 30 (6.67%) Analytics
9 27 (6.00%) Service Management
10 26 (5.78%) SDLC
11 23 (5.11%) Agile Software Development
11 23 (5.11%) Migration
12 22 (4.89%) Line Management
13 21 (4.67%) Data Analytics
14 20 (4.44%) Technical Architecture
15 19 (4.22%) Configuration Management
15 19 (4.22%) Mentoring
16 18 (4.00%) Customer Engagement
17 17 (3.78%) Change Management
17 17 (3.78%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 105 (23.33%) SQL
2 49 (10.89%) Java
3 39 (8.67%) PowerShell
4 32 (7.11%) Shell Script
5 27 (6.00%) Perl
6 25 (5.56%) Python
7 23 (5.11%) C#
8 19 (4.22%) VBScript
9 14 (3.11%) Bash Shell
10 12 (2.67%) JavaScript
11 6 (1.33%) X++
12 5 (1.11%) Korn
13 4 (0.89%) Assembly Language
13 4 (0.89%) COBOL
13 4 (0.89%) JCL
13 4 (0.89%) REXX
13 4 (0.89%) T-SQL
13 4 (0.89%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.67%) C
14 3 (0.67%) C++
Qualifications
1 50 (11.11%) Degree
2 26 (5.78%) Cisco Certification
3 25 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (4.67%) MCSE
5 20 (4.44%) Security Cleared
6 17 (3.78%) CCNA
7 13 (2.89%) ISEB
8 12 (2.67%) CCNP
9 8 (1.78%) CISM
9 8 (1.78%) CISSP
9 8 (1.78%) DV Cleared
10 7 (1.56%) CCNP Voice
10 7 (1.56%) MCSA
11 6 (1.33%) CCA
11 6 (1.33%) Citrix Certification
11 6 (1.33%) SC Cleared
11 6 (1.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (0.89%) CCVP
12 4 (0.89%) LPIC
12 4 (0.89%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.89%) QA
2 16 (3.56%) SLA
3 10 (2.22%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.89%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.44%) ISO 8583
5 2 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 14443
6 1 (0.22%) COBIT
6 1 (0.22%) HL7
System Software
1 71 (15.78%) Active Directory
2 39 (8.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (3.78%) Firmware
4 12 (2.67%) VMware ESX
5 9 (2.00%) Hyper-V
5 9 (2.00%) Snort
5 9 (2.00%) XenApp
6 5 (1.11%) Terminal Services
6 5 (1.11%) vSphere
7 4 (0.89%) NFS
7 4 (0.89%) Time Sharing Option
7 4 (0.89%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 4 (0.89%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 3 (0.67%) XenServer
9 2 (0.44%) DFS Replication
9 2 (0.44%) Docker
9 2 (0.44%) Shibboleth
9 2 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.22%) KVM
Systems Management
1 22 (4.89%) NetBackup
2 20 (4.44%) SCCM
3 18 (4.00%) SCOM
4 17 (3.78%) Oracle ZFS
5 15 (3.33%) Oracle RMAN
6 14 (3.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 13 (2.89%) Unicenter
8 11 (2.44%) Puppet
9 8 (1.78%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 7 (1.56%) Cisco CUCM
10 7 (1.56%) Cisco UCCX
11 6 (1.33%) Backup Exec
11 6 (1.33%) SCSM
11 6 (1.33%) WSUS
12 5 (1.11%) Ansible
12 5 (1.11%) SELinux
12 5 (1.11%) Simpana
12 5 (1.11%) Tivoli
13 4 (0.89%) ITRS Geneos
13 4 (0.89%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 92 (20.44%) Microsoft
2 87 (19.33%) Oracle
3 68 (15.11%) IBM
4 61 (13.56%) VMware
5 41 (9.11%) Cisco
6 40 (8.89%) Citrix
7 39 (8.67%) Red Hat
8 33 (7.33%) HP
9 26 (5.78%) NetApp
10 25 (5.56%) CA
11 22 (4.89%) Juniper
11 22 (4.89%) Veritas
12 20 (4.44%) Sun
13 19 (4.22%) EMC
14 18 (4.00%) Salesforce.com
15 10 (2.22%) SAP
16 9 (2.00%) Cyber-Ark
17 8 (1.78%) CommVault
18 7 (1.56%) CheckPoint
18 7 (1.56%) Forcepoint
Basingstoke, Hampshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £24,000 per annum Government Pension, Holiday
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £31000.00 - £42000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Broster Buchanan
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Crawley
Elekta
Salary: £0 - £35,000 per year
Posted: 16 days ago
West London
InsightSoftware.com
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
City, London
Accenture
Salary: From £34,000 - depending on level of experience + Pension + Healthcare
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Robert Walters UK
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Southwest One
Salary: From £33,508 to £34,596 per annum plus Market Factor up to £8,000 pa
Posted: 19 days ago
Staffordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Crawley
Elekta
Salary: £0 - £35,000 per year
Posted: 16 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Southwest One
Salary: From £33,508 to £34,596 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Southwest One
Salary: From £33,508 to £34,596 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago
Hertfordshire
Acumin Consulting
Salary: £60,000 - £65,000 per year
Posted: 10 days ago
Belfast
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Commission, Annual Bonus, Pension
Posted: 12 days ago
Berkshire
Annapurna HR
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago