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

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Specialist
Rank 626 682 627
Rank change year-on-year
+56 -55
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 275 209 275
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.19% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.21% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 173 153 213
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 £30,225 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £50,450
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.00%

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
106380 101290 110833
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.35% 95.22%
Number of salaries quoted 86308 84102 94334
Average salary £45,000 £43,164 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.25% +1.56%
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 1 October 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 1 October 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 +24 239 £45,000 - 31
London -14 77 £45,000 -14.69% 16
South East +26 56 £36,500 -14.11% 5
Berkshire +34 34 £36,500 -11.51% 1
West Midlands +2 28 £45,000 -10.00% 2
North West +8 27 £47,500 +19.49% 3
Scotland +5 25 £36,000 -11.65% 4
East of England +4 22 £49,250 +35.86%
Edinburgh -10 20 £36,000 -5.26% 2
Manchester -2 19 £39,250 +42.72% 3
Surrey +1 13 £40,000 +50.94% 1
Yorkshire -54 12 £46,250 -1.06% 1
Birmingham -4 11 £50,000 - 1
Bracknell - 11 £36,500 -
City of London +3 10 £52,500 -12.50% 6
East Midlands -6 9 £47,500 -
Bedfordshire - 9 £55,000 -
Bedford - 9 £55,000 -
Redhill - 8 £41,250 -
Windsor - 8 - -
Merseyside +17 7 £50,000 +16.95%
Warwickshire - 7 £36,000 -
Rugby - 7 £36,000 -
Liverpool +12 6 £50,000 +16.95%
Reading +6 6 £44,250 -1.66% 1
Cambridgeshire -4 6 £45,000 +20.00%
Coventry -3 5 £43,000 -
Leicester - 5 £47,500 -
Hertfordshire - 5 £37,500 -
Leicestershire - 5 £47,500 -

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 219 (35.10%) Windows
2 164 (26.28%) Banking
3 163 (26.12%) Analytical Skills
4 151 (24.20%) ITIL
5 150 (24.04%) SQL
6 137 (21.96%) VMware
7 127 (20.35%) SQL Server
8 126 (20.19%) Oracle
9 124 (19.87%) Finance
10 123 (19.71%) Microsoft
11 120 (19.23%) Linux
12 119 (19.07%) Change Management
13 113 (18.11%) Retail
14 104 (16.67%) UNIX
15 101 (16.19%) Mentoring
16 100 (16.03%) VMware Infrastructure
17 94 (15.06%) QA
18 92 (14.74%) IBM
18 92 (14.74%) HP
18 92 (14.74%) SAN
19 91 (14.58%) Coaching
20 84 (13.46%) Cisco
20 84 (13.46%) Active Directory
20 84 (13.46%) Degree
21 73 (11.70%) NetApp
22 72 (11.54%) Citrix
23 69 (11.06%) DB2
24 68 (10.90%) Mainframe
25 66 (10.58%) COBOL
26 62 (9.94%) Java

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (8.33%) IIS
2 33 (5.29%) CICS
3 32 (5.13%) MS Exchange
4 26 (4.17%) WebSphere
5 24 (3.85%) Lync
6 17 (2.72%) Exchange Server 2010
7 16 (2.56%) WebSphere Application Server
7 16 (2.56%) WebLogic
8 15 (2.40%) SharePoint
8 15 (2.40%) MQSeries
8 15 (2.40%) Tomcat
9 13 (2.08%) SAS
10 11 (1.76%) Apache
11 9 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2007
12 7 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2003
13 6 (0.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 6 (0.96%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
13 6 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2013
14 4 (0.64%) Lotus Domino
14 4 (0.64%) TeamSite
Applications
1 47 (7.53%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.44%) MS Office
3 3 (0.48%) MS Project
4 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 31 (4.97%) BASE24
2 4 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.48%) SunGard AvantGard
4 2 (0.32%) WebTrends
4 2 (0.32%) Summit
4 2 (0.32%) Compiere
4 2 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.16%) Maximo
5 1 (0.16%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.16%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 18 (2.88%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (1.28%) IaaS
3 4 (0.64%) Office 365
4 3 (0.48%) PaaS
5 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.16%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 92 (14.74%) SAN
2 58 (9.29%) TCP/IP
3 56 (8.97%) Firewall
3 56 (8.97%) NAS
4 49 (7.85%) Internet
5 37 (5.93%) DNS
6 30 (4.81%) ATM
7 23 (3.69%) HTTP
8 18 (2.88%) Intranet
8 18 (2.88%) VPN
9 16 (2.56%) LAN
10 15 (2.40%) WAN
11 14 (2.24%) Kerberos
11 14 (2.24%) SSL
12 13 (2.08%) LDAP
13 12 (1.92%) DMZ
14 11 (1.76%) IPsec
15 9 (1.44%) BGP
15 9 (1.44%) Broadband
16 8 (1.28%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (20.35%) SQL Server
2 69 (11.06%) DB2
3 33 (5.29%) Oracle Database
4 24 (3.85%) Oracle Database 10g
4 24 (3.85%) SQL Server 2000
5 20 (3.21%) Data Warehouse
6 17 (2.72%) Relational Database
6 17 (2.72%) RDBMS
7 12 (1.92%) Oracle Reports
8 11 (1.76%) Oracle BI EE
9 10 (1.60%) Data Mining
10 8 (1.28%) Crystal Reports
10 8 (1.28%) NonStop SQL
11 7 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 7 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
12 6 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 5 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 5 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
13 5 (0.80%) MySQL
14 4 (0.64%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 15 (2.40%) ClearCase
2 9 (1.44%) AdminStudio
3 8 (1.28%) MSI
4 7 (1.12%) Jenkins
4 7 (1.12%) Subversion
5 6 (0.96%) InstallShield
5 6 (0.96%) Redmine
6 4 (0.64%) Eclipse
7 3 (0.48%) Ant
8 2 (0.32%) LabVIEW
8 2 (0.32%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.16%) WiX
9 1 (0.16%) JIRA
9 1 (0.16%) Build Forge
9 1 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.16%) PeopleTools
9 1 (0.16%) TestDirector
9 1 (0.16%) Visual Studio
General
1 164 (26.28%) Banking
2 124 (19.87%) Finance
3 113 (18.11%) Retail
4 24 (3.85%) Telecoms
5 12 (1.92%) Law
5 12 (1.92%) Retail Banking
6 10 (1.60%) Legal
7 8 (1.28%) Investment Banking
8 7 (1.12%) Electronics
9 6 (0.96%) International Banking
10 5 (0.80%) French Language
10 5 (0.80%) Front Office
10 5 (0.80%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.64%) Private Banking
12 3 (0.48%) Marketing
12 3 (0.48%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.48%) Back Office
12 3 (0.48%) Advertising
13 2 (0.32%) Publishing
13 2 (0.32%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (7.69%) XML
2 37 (5.93%) HTML
2 37 (5.93%) J2EE
3 30 (4.81%) Web Services
4 26 (4.17%) Middleware
5 25 (4.01%) .NET
6 17 (2.72%) XSLT
7 16 (2.56%) ISPF
7 16 (2.56%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 12 (1.92%) WebSphere MQ
8 12 (1.92%) Application Packaging
9 7 (1.12%) CSS
10 5 (0.80%) LAMP
10 5 (0.80%) WF
11 4 (0.64%) COM
11 4 (0.64%) JMS
11 4 (0.64%) OCX
11 4 (0.64%) Visualforce
12 3 (0.48%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 3 (0.48%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 163 (26.12%) Analytical Skills
2 68 (10.90%) Mainframe
3 39 (6.25%) Computer Science
4 38 (6.09%) Replication
5 35 (5.61%) Symmetrix DMX
5 35 (5.61%) CLARiiON
5 35 (5.61%) EMC Centera
6 33 (5.29%) Client/Server
7 27 (4.33%) IBM Mainframe
7 27 (4.33%) Management Information System
8 25 (4.01%) Tandem
9 23 (3.69%) Clustering
10 17 (2.72%) SWIFT
10 17 (2.72%) Cryptography
11 13 (2.08%) AS400
12 12 (1.92%) EMV
12 12 (1.92%) e-Health
13 10 (1.60%) Blackberry
14 9 (1.44%) Smartphone
14 9 (1.44%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 219 (35.10%) Windows
2 120 (19.23%) Linux
3 104 (16.67%) UNIX
4 58 (9.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 46 (7.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 44 (7.05%) Windows 7
7 42 (6.73%) Solaris
8 39 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
9 34 (5.45%) AIX
10 33 (5.29%) Windows XP
11 24 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 10 (1.60%) SUSE
13 8 (1.28%) HPUX
14 5 (0.80%) zOS
15 4 (0.64%) Windows 2000
15 4 (0.64%) Windows 8
16 3 (0.48%) Apple iOS
16 3 (0.48%) Windows Mobile
16 3 (0.48%) Android
17 2 (0.32%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (24.20%) ITIL
2 119 (19.07%) Change Management
3 101 (16.19%) Mentoring
4 91 (14.58%) Coaching
5 52 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 43 (6.89%) Asset Management
7 39 (6.25%) Release Management
7 39 (6.25%) Migration
8 37 (5.93%) Project Management
9 35 (5.61%) Service Delivery
9 35 (5.61%) Data Analysis
10 29 (4.65%) Incident Management
11 25 (4.01%) Systems Analysis
12 23 (3.69%) Analytics
12 23 (3.69%) Performance Tuning
13 22 (3.53%) Root Cause Analysis
13 22 (3.53%) Continuous Improvement
14 21 (3.37%) Data Migration
15 19 (3.04%) Business Intelligence
15 19 (3.04%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 150 (24.04%) SQL
2 66 (10.58%) COBOL
3 62 (9.94%) Java
3 62 (9.94%) PowerShell
4 58 (9.29%) JCL
5 49 (7.85%) C#
6 47 (7.53%) C++
7 40 (6.41%) Perl
8 24 (3.85%) JavaScript
9 23 (3.69%) PL/1
10 22 (3.53%) C
10 22 (3.53%) Shell Script
11 19 (3.04%) Python
11 19 (3.04%) Assembly Language
12 16 (2.56%) REXX
13 11 (1.76%) PL/SQL
14 10 (1.60%) VB
15 9 (1.44%) VBScript
16 8 (1.28%) VB.NET
17 7 (1.12%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 84 (13.46%) Degree
2 39 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 37 (5.93%) MCSE
4 32 (5.13%) Security Cleared
5 24 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 22 (3.53%) SC Cleared
7 14 (2.24%) ITIL Certification
8 13 (2.08%) Citrix Certification
9 9 (1.44%) MCSA
10 8 (1.28%) CCA
11 7 (1.12%) MCITP
11 7 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (0.80%) CCIA
12 5 (0.80%) CCEE
12 5 (0.80%) HND
13 4 (0.64%) CISSP
13 4 (0.64%) CCEA
13 4 (0.64%) CCNP
13 4 (0.64%) CISM
14 3 (0.48%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (15.06%) QA
2 45 (7.21%) SLA
3 22 (3.53%) ISO 8583
4 20 (3.21%) HL7
5 2 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.32%) COBIT
6 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 100 (16.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 84 (13.46%) Active Directory
3 53 (8.49%) Hyper-V
4 35 (5.61%) Firmware
5 31 (4.97%) VMware ESXi
6 29 (4.65%) XenDesktop
7 28 (4.49%) XenApp
8 26 (4.17%) VMware ESX
8 26 (4.17%) vCloud
9 16 (2.56%) VMFS
9 16 (2.56%) vSphere
10 13 (2.08%) VMware Server
11 12 (1.92%) NFS
12 11 (1.76%) Microsoft App-V
12 11 (1.76%) XenServer
13 5 (0.80%) Oracle RAC
14 4 (0.64%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 3 (0.48%) Oracle RMAN
15 3 (0.48%) MetaFrame
16 2 (0.32%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 42 (6.73%) SCCM
2 38 (6.09%) CA Endevor
3 30 (4.81%) SCOM
4 12 (1.92%) SCVMM
5 11 (1.76%) SCOrch
5 11 (1.76%) SCSM
6 10 (1.60%) SCDPM
7 9 (1.44%) NetBackup
8 8 (1.28%) Puppet
9 7 (1.12%) AppDNA
9 7 (1.12%) Data Guard
9 7 (1.12%) OpenView
10 6 (0.96%) CA SiteMinder
10 6 (0.96%) Red Hat Satellite
11 4 (0.64%) Tivoli
11 4 (0.64%) MOM
11 4 (0.64%) HP SIM
12 3 (0.48%) WSUS
12 3 (0.48%) Netcool
12 3 (0.48%) Netcool/OMNIbus
Vendors
1 137 (21.96%) VMware
2 126 (20.19%) Oracle
3 123 (19.71%) Microsoft
4 92 (14.74%) IBM
4 92 (14.74%) HP
5 84 (13.46%) Cisco
6 73 (11.70%) NetApp
7 72 (11.54%) Citrix
8 62 (9.94%) EMC
9 32 (5.13%) CA
10 26 (4.17%) Red Hat
11 22 (3.53%) Dell
11 22 (3.53%) NCR
12 18 (2.88%) Sun
13 12 (1.92%) Informatica
13 12 (1.92%) VocaLink
14 11 (1.76%) AppSense
15 9 (1.44%) McAfee
15 9 (1.44%) Apple
15 9 (1.44%) Veritas
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £36000 per annum + Guaranteed Bonus
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 20 hours ago
Wiltshire
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £36000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: Yesterday
New Malden, Surrey
Blue Personnel
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
@ITS
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum £50k - £60k + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Tadley, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £1 - £24000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £50k - 60k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, London
Online Resourcing - Domestic & General
Posted: 3 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £34500.00 per annum + 3,750pa On-Call + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
UK
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £40000 - £50800 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
Domestic and General Group
Salary: From £45,000 to £47,000 per annum depending on experience
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Huxley Associates
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
83Zero
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + Excellent Company Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Belfast
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
North West London
Soundnet Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £36125 - £44625 per annum + benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 16 days ago
Edinburgh
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 16 days ago