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 1 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Specialist
Rank 550 590 686
Rank change year-on-year
+40 +96
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 368 347 222
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.29% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.31% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 230 204 156
Average salary £46,377 £46,750 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.79% +8.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,900 £33,695 £30,875
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £63,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%

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
104429 113406 103826
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.50% 94.54% 94.56%
Number of salaries quoted 86226 93036 86429
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £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 1 July 2015 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 1 July 2015. 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 +19 322 £46,377 -2.36% 46
London +67 140 £52,500 -1.86% 19
South West +26 46 £46,377 -21.39% 9
South East -12 39 £50,000 +29.03% 8
Scotland +16 38 £43,000 +16.21% 3
Swindon +27 37 £46,377 -15.67% 8
Wiltshire +23 37 £46,377 -15.67% 8
City of London +38 35 £56,250 +6.13% 7
Edinburgh +18 28 £39,500 +23.43% 3
Yorkshire 0 24 £43,000 -42.66% 3
North West -3 22 £40,000 -20.00% 2
West Midlands +2 21 £35,661 -16.09% 2
West Yorkshire +18 19 £43,000 -46.25% 3
East of England -12 19 £52,500 +5.00% 1
Berkshire -15 19 £50,000 +33.33% 1
Manchester +16 18 £27,500 +6.79% 2
Leeds +29 15 £43,000 -46.25% 2
Hertfordshire +5 14 £52,500 -4.54% 1
East Midlands +7 11 £34,000 -20.00% 1
Birmingham -3 10 £55,000 +10.00% 1
Bracknell - 9 £50,000 -
Hemel Hempstead - 9 £52,500 -
Southwark - 9 £44,750 -
Gloucestershire - 9 £39,000 -
Glasgow +13 7 £51,000 +20.71%
Nottinghamshire +4 7 £33,045 -22.24% 1
Surrey 0 7 £45,000 -5.26% 2
Buckinghamshire -1 7 £30,750 -5.38% 1
Nottingham -1 7 £33,045 -22.24% 1
South Yorkshire +2 5 £35,000 -9.67%

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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.

1 253 (36.56%) Finance
2 237 (34.25%) Banking
3 229 (33.09%) Retail
4 199 (28.76%) Windows
5 179 (25.87%) IBM
6 150 (21.68%) Analytical Skills
7 130 (18.79%) Linux
8 127 (18.35%) WebSphere
9 117 (16.91%) Mentoring
10 116 (16.76%) Change Management
11 115 (16.62%) Microsoft
12 113 (16.33%) SQL
13 112 (16.18%) SQL Server
13 112 (16.18%) UNIX
14 103 (14.88%) Oracle
15 99 (14.31%) Java
16 93 (13.44%) .NET
17 92 (13.29%) QA
18 85 (12.28%) SDLC
19 83 (11.99%) Coaching
20 77 (11.13%) C#
21 76 (10.98%) DB2
22 68 (9.83%) VMware
22 68 (9.83%) Stakeholder Management
23 67 (9.68%) Apple iOS
24 63 (9.10%) Web Services
25 58 (8.38%) Active Directory
25 58 (8.38%) VMware Infrastructure
26 57 (8.24%) Mainframe
26 57 (8.24%) ITIL

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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
1 127 (18.35%) WebSphere
2 53 (7.66%) WebSphere Application Server
3 45 (6.50%) SharePoint
4 31 (4.48%) IIS
5 25 (3.61%) BizTalk Server
6 24 (3.47%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
7 23 (3.32%) MS Exchange
8 20 (2.89%) Lotus Domino
9 19 (2.75%) WebSphere Portal
10 17 (2.46%) IBM Connections
11 15 (2.17%) Apache
12 11 (1.59%) JBoss
13 9 (1.30%) WebLogic
13 9 (1.30%) Tomcat
13 9 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2010
14 8 (1.16%) CICS
15 7 (1.01%) Lync
15 7 (1.01%) SharePoint Server
16 6 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2007
17 5 (0.72%) Drupal
Applications
1 52 (7.51%) MS Excel
2 35 (5.06%) MS Office
3 14 (2.02%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (1.59%) MS Visio
5 7 (1.01%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.29%) InDesign
7 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (1.59%) Oracle General Ledger
2 10 (1.45%) Oracle Payables
3 7 (1.01%) Cognos TM1
4 5 (0.72%) BASE24
5 4 (0.58%) Magento
6 2 (0.29%) Sentinel
6 2 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.14%) Agresso
7 1 (0.14%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 19 (2.75%) Office 365
2 6 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (0.87%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.72%) SaaS
4 4 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.43%) Google Apps
6 2 (0.29%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 50 (7.23%) DNS
2 47 (6.79%) Firewall
3 45 (6.50%) VPN
4 43 (6.21%) SAN
5 42 (6.07%) Internet
6 41 (5.92%) TCP/IP
7 34 (4.91%) ATM
8 29 (4.19%) LAN
9 26 (3.76%) WAN
10 24 (3.47%) SSL
11 23 (3.32%) VoIP
12 22 (3.18%) Broadband
13 20 (2.89%) DHCP
14 19 (2.75%) Intranet
15 18 (2.60%) VLAN
16 14 (2.02%) Wi-Fi
17 12 (1.73%) HTTP
18 10 (1.45%) HTTPS
18 10 (1.45%) Wireless
19 9 (1.30%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (16.18%) SQL Server
2 76 (10.98%) DB2
3 29 (4.19%) Oracle Database
4 28 (4.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 24 (3.47%) Oracle Database 11g
6 20 (2.89%) SQL Server 2008
7 17 (2.46%) SQL Server 2005
8 16 (2.31%) Data Warehouse
9 11 (1.59%) MySQL
9 11 (1.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 11 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
10 10 (1.45%) NoSQL
10 10 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 10 (1.45%) JasperReports
10 10 (1.45%) DataStage
10 10 (1.45%) Data Mining
11 9 (1.30%) NonStop SQL
12 6 (0.87%) BusinessObjects XI
13 5 (0.72%) SQL Server 2000
13 5 (0.72%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 23 (3.32%) Jenkins
2 20 (2.89%) ClearCase
3 11 (1.59%) Visual Studio
4 7 (1.01%) NUnit
4 7 (1.01%) CruiseControl
4 7 (1.01%) NCover
4 7 (1.01%) FxCop
5 6 (0.87%) Xcode
5 6 (0.87%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 5 (0.72%) Eclipse
6 5 (0.72%) Maven
6 5 (0.72%) Git (software)
7 4 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (0.58%) LoadRunner
7 4 (0.58%) JMeter
8 3 (0.43%) Subversion
8 3 (0.43%) Redmine
9 2 (0.29%) Fiddler
9 2 (0.29%) JIRA
10 1 (0.14%) Oracle APEX
General
1 253 (36.56%) Finance
2 237 (34.25%) Banking
3 229 (33.09%) Retail
4 44 (6.36%) Telecoms
5 33 (4.77%) Marketing
6 24 (3.47%) Corporate Banking
7 22 (3.18%) Manufacturing
8 11 (1.59%) General Ledger
9 8 (1.16%) Investment Banking
9 8 (1.16%) Electronics
9 8 (1.16%) Financial Institution
10 7 (1.01%) Games
10 7 (1.01%) Arabic Language
10 7 (1.01%) Russian Language
11 6 (0.87%) Back Office
11 6 (0.87%) Law
12 5 (0.72%) Publishing
12 5 (0.72%) Billing
12 5 (0.72%) German Language
13 4 (0.58%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (13.44%) .NET
2 63 (9.10%) Web Services
3 55 (7.95%) WebSphere MQ
4 53 (7.66%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 52 (7.51%) HTML
6 51 (7.37%) XML
7 32 (4.62%) J2EE
8 26 (3.76%) Middleware
9 24 (3.47%) CSS
10 18 (2.60%) ASP.NET
11 15 (2.17%) SOAP
11 15 (2.17%) WCF
11 15 (2.17%) REST
12 13 (1.88%) MSMQ
13 12 (1.73%) HTML5
14 11 (1.59%) ASP.NET MVC
15 9 (1.30%) WSDL
15 9 (1.30%) ISPF
16 8 (1.16%) jQuery
17 7 (1.01%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 150 (21.68%) Analytical Skills
2 57 (8.24%) Mainframe
3 37 (5.35%) Blackberry
4 30 (4.34%) Data Centre
5 28 (4.05%) Management Information System
6 22 (3.18%) Clustering
6 22 (3.18%) Computer Science
7 21 (3.03%) Social Media
8 18 (2.60%) Online Banking
9 15 (2.17%) Tandem
9 15 (2.17%) Replication
9 15 (2.17%) LPAR
10 13 (1.88%) DataPower
11 12 (1.73%) SWIFT
11 12 (1.73%) Mobile Banking
12 11 (1.59%) IBM Mainframe
13 10 (1.45%) Video Conferencing
13 10 (1.45%) Reference Data
13 10 (1.45%) Mobile App
14 9 (1.30%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 199 (28.76%) Windows
2 130 (18.79%) Linux
3 112 (16.18%) UNIX
4 67 (9.68%) Apple iOS
5 56 (8.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 51 (7.37%) Android
7 50 (7.23%) Windows Server 2003
8 42 (6.07%) AIX
9 40 (5.78%) Windows Server 2012
10 32 (4.62%) Windows 7
11 29 (4.19%) Solaris
12 25 (3.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 11 (1.59%) Windows XP
14 9 (1.30%) HPUX
14 9 (1.30%) zOS
15 6 (0.87%) SUSE
15 6 (0.87%) Ubuntu
16 4 (0.58%) Windows Mobile
16 4 (0.58%) Debian
16 4 (0.58%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (16.91%) Mentoring
2 116 (16.76%) Change Management
3 85 (12.28%) SDLC
4 83 (11.99%) Coaching
5 68 (9.83%) Stakeholder Management
6 57 (8.24%) ITIL
7 56 (8.09%) SOA
8 49 (7.08%) Performance Tuning
9 48 (6.94%) Service Delivery
10 42 (6.07%) Analytics
11 39 (5.64%) UML
12 36 (5.20%) Project Management
13 35 (5.06%) Continuous Improvement
14 33 (4.77%) Systems Analysis
15 32 (4.62%) Software Delivery
16 29 (4.19%) Time Management
17 26 (3.76%) Technical Analysis
17 26 (3.76%) MVC
18 23 (3.32%) Software Engineering
19 22 (3.18%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 113 (16.33%) SQL
2 99 (14.31%) Java
3 77 (11.13%) C#
4 40 (5.78%) Shell Script
5 34 (4.91%) JavaScript
6 32 (4.62%) COBOL
7 31 (4.48%) Perl
7 31 (4.48%) PowerShell
8 26 (3.76%) PL/SQL
9 21 (3.03%) JCL
10 20 (2.89%) VBScript
11 19 (2.75%) T-SQL
12 18 (2.60%) PHP
13 17 (2.46%) C++
14 15 (2.17%) VB.NET
15 14 (2.02%) C
16 7 (1.01%) Python
17 5 (0.72%) PL/1
18 4 (0.58%) AWK
19 3 (0.43%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 56 (8.09%) Degree
2 38 (5.49%) Cisco Certification
3 26 (3.76%) CCNP
4 17 (2.46%) CCNA
4 17 (2.46%) IBM Certification
4 17 (2.46%) Security Cleared
5 14 (2.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 13 (1.88%) SC Cleared
7 10 (1.45%) VCP5
8 9 (1.30%) CCIE
9 8 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (1.16%) RHCE
10 7 (1.01%) MCSE
11 6 (0.87%) VCP4
12 4 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.43%) IBM AIX Certification
13 3 (0.43%) CISA
13 3 (0.43%) CISM
13 3 (0.43%) MCP
13 3 (0.43%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (13.29%) QA
2 13 (1.88%) SLA
3 12 (1.73%) PCI DSS
4 9 (1.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.72%) ISO 8583
5 5 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.72%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 58 (8.38%) Active Directory
1 58 (8.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (2.89%) Hyper-V
3 13 (1.88%) vSphere
4 10 (1.45%) XenApp
5 9 (1.30%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.58%) PowerHA
7 4 (0.58%) Firmware
7 4 (0.58%) Tivoli Directory Server
8 3 (0.43%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.43%) VMware Server
9 2 (0.29%) XenServer
9 2 (0.29%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.29%) RACF
9 2 (0.29%) Samba
9 2 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.14%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.14%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 24 (3.47%) SCOM
2 18 (2.60%) SCCM
3 14 (2.02%) CA Endevor
3 14 (2.02%) Tivoli
4 13 (1.88%) TeamSite
5 8 (1.16%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 6 (0.87%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 6 (0.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 6 (0.87%) NetBackup
6 6 (0.87%) Oracle RMAN
6 6 (0.87%) SCVMM
7 5 (0.72%) Red Hat Satellite
7 5 (0.72%) Cobbler
7 5 (0.72%) BMC PATROL
7 5 (0.72%) Control-M
7 5 (0.72%) Nagios
7 5 (0.72%) Oracle ZFS
8 4 (0.58%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 4 (0.58%) SCOrch
8 4 (0.58%) Puppet
Vendors
1 179 (25.87%) IBM
2 115 (16.62%) Microsoft
3 103 (14.88%) Oracle
4 68 (9.83%) VMware
5 57 (8.24%) Cisco
6 50 (7.23%) HP
7 41 (5.92%) Apple
8 32 (4.62%) Citrix
9 29 (4.19%) Red Hat
10 20 (2.89%) Actimize
11 18 (2.60%) EMC
11 18 (2.60%) NetApp
11 18 (2.60%) Hitachi
12 15 (2.17%) SAP
13 13 (1.88%) PeopleSoft
13 13 (1.88%) Avaya
13 13 (1.88%) Juniper
13 13 (1.88%) Splunk
14 12 (1.73%) Veritas
14 12 (1.73%) Sun
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