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 25 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Technical Specialist
UK
Rank 666 678 694
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 175 262 275
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.26% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.27% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 136 202 192
Median salary £44,031 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-11.93% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £22,499
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £66,750 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,875 £47,000 £46,938
% change year-on-year
-8.77% +0.13%

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
79883 98427 103086
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.32% 96.43% 96.67%
Number of salaries quoted 66300 82530 84981
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

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 25 February 2017 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 25 February 2017. 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 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 +11 149 £45,000 -10.00% 15
London +44 49 £55,000 -4.34% 6
South East -1 28 £42,500 -10.52% 2
West Midlands +48 27 £47,500 -32.14% 2
Scotland +23 18 £43,000 +1.17% 1
Birmingham +15 15 - - 1
Yorkshire +33 14 £33,750 -28.19% 2
West Yorkshire +23 14 £33,750 -28.19% 2
East Midlands +20 12 £43,000 -4.44% 1
Berkshire +32 11 £43,250 -30.80% 1
Coventry - 10 £48,750 - 1
Leeds +25 8 £32,500 -30.85% 1
Hampshire +7 8 £38,750 -8.82% 1
Edinburgh 0 8 £52,500 -4.10% 1
Nottinghamshire - 8 £39,250 -
Reading +41 7 £42,500 -5.55%
East of England +20 7 £36,000 -29.41%
Glasgow +27 6 £44,000 +46.66%
South West +3 6 £57,000 +37.34% 2
Nottingham - 6 £44,250 -
Bradford +12 5 £40,000 +6.66% 1
City of London +36 4 £58,750 -2.08% 2
Cheshire +19 4 £59,500 +70.00%
Bracknell +11 4 £45,000 +114.28% 1
Southampton +3 4 £37,500 -9.63%
Eastleigh +2 4 £39,000 -8.23%
North West -12 4 £59,500 +25.26%
Surrey +34 3 £46,250 -7.50%
Wiltshire +11 3 £54,000 +30.12% 1
Swindon +11 3 £54,000 +30.12% 1

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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.

1 128 (34.97%) SQL
2 115 (31.42%) Linux
3 105 (28.69%) Windows
4 104 (28.42%) Microsoft
5 101 (27.60%) Data Centre
6 86 (23.50%) Service Delivery
7 82 (22.40%) VMware
8 80 (21.86%) Active Directory
9 74 (20.22%) Continuous Improvement
10 73 (19.95%) VMware Infrastructure
10 73 (19.95%) Presales
11 71 (19.40%) CMDB
12 70 (19.13%) Citrix
12 70 (19.13%) Firewall
12 70 (19.13%) Line Management
13 66 (18.03%) Finance
14 64 (17.49%) MS Excel
15 63 (17.21%) IIS
16 60 (16.39%) ITIL
17 59 (16.12%) DNS
18 57 (15.57%) SQL Server
19 55 (15.03%) Windows Server
20 52 (14.21%) Degree
21 51 (13.93%) IBM
22 49 (13.39%) Publishing
23 47 (12.84%) Red Hat
24 46 (12.57%) SCCM
25 45 (12.30%) Firmware
26 44 (12.02%) Cisco
27 43 (11.75%) Oracle

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 63 (17.21%) IIS
2 22 (6.01%) WebSphere
3 21 (5.74%) MS Exchange
4 15 (4.10%) SharePoint
5 13 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (2.46%) MQSeries
7 8 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (1.37%) SAS
9 4 (1.09%) Apache
9 4 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (1.09%) JBoss
9 4 (1.09%) nginx
9 4 (1.09%) Skype for Business
9 4 (1.09%) Tomcat
9 4 (1.09%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.82%) Apache Pig
10 3 (0.82%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.82%) CICS
10 3 (0.82%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.82%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 64 (17.49%) MS Excel
2 11 (3.01%) MS Office
3 3 (0.82%) SPSS
4 1 (0.27%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 14 (3.83%) Unit4 Business World
2 7 (1.91%) ION MarketView
3 6 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (1.09%) Northgate Housing
5 3 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.55%) BASE24
6 2 (0.55%) Postilion
6 2 (0.55%) Sentinel
7 1 (0.27%) Adobe Campaign
7 1 (0.27%) Exstream
7 1 (0.27%) JDE EnterpriseOne
7 1 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.27%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 19 (5.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (4.64%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (3.83%) Office 365
4 4 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (1.09%) IaaS
4 4 (1.09%) PaaS
5 3 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.27%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.27%) GitHub
7 1 (0.27%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 70 (19.13%) Firewall
2 59 (16.12%) DNS
3 38 (10.38%) SSL
4 22 (6.01%) Internet
4 22 (6.01%) WAN
5 20 (5.46%) DHCP
6 19 (5.19%) SAN
7 11 (3.01%) Fibre Channel
7 11 (3.01%) TCP/IP
7 11 (3.01%) Wi-Fi
8 10 (2.73%) iSCSI
8 10 (2.73%) Network Security
8 10 (2.73%) VoIP
8 10 (2.73%) Wireless
9 9 (2.46%) 3GPP
9 9 (2.46%) FCAPS
9 9 (2.46%) GGSN
9 9 (2.46%) MGW
10 8 (2.19%) LAN
11 6 (1.64%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (15.57%) SQL Server
2 15 (4.10%) Relational Database
3 14 (3.83%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (3.01%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (3.01%) SQL Server 2014
5 10 (2.73%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (2.19%) Electronic Patient Records
7 7 (1.91%) MySQL
7 7 (1.91%) Oracle Database
7 7 (1.91%) Oracle Reports
7 7 (1.91%) RDBMS
8 6 (1.64%) Crystal Reports
8 6 (1.64%) DB2
8 6 (1.64%) Hadoop
9 5 (1.37%) Big Data
9 5 (1.37%) QlikView
9 5 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (1.09%) Data Mining
10 4 (1.09%) Redis
11 3 (0.82%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 7 (1.91%) Jenkins
1 7 (1.91%) Oracle Forms
2 6 (1.64%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.37%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.82%) MorphX
5 2 (0.55%) Maven
5 2 (0.55%) Subversion
5 2 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.27%) Android Studio
6 1 (0.27%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.27%) Hudson
6 1 (0.27%) JMeter
6 1 (0.27%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.27%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.27%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.27%) Vagrant
General
1 66 (18.03%) Finance
2 49 (13.39%) Publishing
3 34 (9.29%) Retail
4 18 (4.92%) Banking
5 11 (3.01%) Advertising
5 11 (3.01%) Pharmaceutical
6 9 (2.46%) Front Office
7 5 (1.37%) Billing
8 4 (1.09%) Games
8 4 (1.09%) Marketing
9 3 (0.82%) French Language
9 3 (0.82%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.82%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.55%) Back Office
10 2 (0.55%) Legal
11 1 (0.27%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.27%) Prime Brokerage
11 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.27%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (7.10%) .NET
2 24 (6.56%) Middleware
3 16 (4.37%) Web Services
4 15 (4.10%) WebSphere MQ
5 11 (3.01%) HTML
6 9 (2.46%) CSS
7 7 (1.91%) Ajax
7 7 (1.91%) ASP.NET
7 7 (1.91%) XML
8 6 (1.64%) HTML5
9 5 (1.37%) ADO.NET
9 5 (1.37%) ASP.NET Web API
9 5 (1.37%) CSS3
9 5 (1.37%) JSON
9 5 (1.37%) RESTful
9 5 (1.37%) Sensu
9 5 (1.37%) WCF
10 4 (1.09%) .NET Framework
10 4 (1.09%) LEMP Stack
11 3 (0.82%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 101 (27.60%) Data Centre
2 71 (19.40%) CMDB
3 35 (9.56%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (7.10%) Management Information System
5 19 (5.19%) Computer Science
6 14 (3.83%) PKI
7 11 (3.01%) DataPower
8 10 (2.73%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 9 (2.46%) SWIFT
10 8 (2.19%) Life Science
11 7 (1.91%) Fixed Income
12 6 (1.64%) Clustering
12 6 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (1.64%) HP Storage
13 4 (1.09%) Blackberry
13 4 (1.09%) Equities
13 4 (1.09%) Mainframe
13 4 (1.09%) Public Cloud
14 3 (0.82%) Client/Server
14 3 (0.82%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 115 (31.42%) Linux
2 105 (28.69%) Windows
3 55 (15.03%) Windows Server
4 43 (11.75%) Unix
5 34 (9.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 34 (9.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (4.37%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (3.01%) Mac OS X
7 11 (3.01%) Windows 10
7 11 (3.01%) Windows 7
8 10 (2.73%) VMS
8 10 (2.73%) Windows 2000
8 10 (2.73%) Windows NT
9 9 (2.46%) Solaris
9 9 (2.46%) Windows 8
10 8 (2.19%) AIX
10 8 (2.19%) HPUX
11 7 (1.91%) Mac OS
12 6 (1.64%) Android
13 4 (1.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (23.50%) Service Delivery
2 74 (20.22%) Continuous Improvement
3 73 (19.95%) Presales
4 70 (19.13%) Line Management
5 60 (16.39%) ITIL
6 31 (8.47%) ITIL V3
7 30 (8.20%) Change Management
8 27 (7.38%) Project Management
8 27 (7.38%) SDLC
8 27 (7.38%) Service Management
9 26 (7.10%) Analytics
10 24 (6.56%) Coaching
11 21 (5.74%) Software Engineering
12 20 (5.46%) Agile Software Development
13 16 (4.37%) Mentoring
14 15 (4.10%) Migration
14 15 (4.10%) PRINCE2
15 14 (3.83%) Open Source
15 14 (3.83%) Stakeholder Management
15 14 (3.83%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 128 (34.97%) SQL
2 32 (8.74%) Java
3 31 (8.47%) C#
4 26 (7.10%) PowerShell
5 22 (6.01%) JavaScript
6 17 (4.64%) Python
7 14 (3.83%) T-SQL
8 9 (2.46%) PL/SQL
9 8 (2.19%) VB
10 7 (1.91%) Bash Shell
11 6 (1.64%) R
12 5 (1.37%) C
12 5 (1.37%) C++
13 4 (1.09%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.82%) COBOL
14 3 (0.82%) JCL
14 3 (0.82%) Korn
14 3 (0.82%) Perl
14 3 (0.82%) VBScript
15 2 (0.55%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 52 (14.21%) Degree
2 43 (11.75%) Security Cleared
3 36 (9.84%) BPSS Clearance
3 36 (9.84%) LPIC
4 24 (6.56%) Cisco Certification
5 22 (6.01%) CCNA
6 14 (3.83%) Microsoft Certification
7 13 (3.55%) PMI Certification
7 13 (3.55%) PMP
7 13 (3.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 11 (3.01%) MCSE
9 9 (2.46%) CISSP
10 8 (2.19%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (1.64%) MCP
12 5 (1.37%) CCNP
12 5 (1.37%) CISA
12 5 (1.37%) CISM
12 5 (1.37%) Network+ Certification
13 4 (1.09%) CompTIA Security+
13 4 (1.09%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (9.84%) Disclosure Scotland
2 15 (4.10%) QA
3 9 (2.46%) SLA
4 8 (2.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (1.91%) PCI DSS
6 6 (1.64%) Data Quality
7 4 (1.09%) GPG13
8 3 (0.82%) HIPAA
8 3 (0.82%) HL7
9 2 (0.55%) CRD IV
9 2 (0.55%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.27%) Actionable Recommendations
10 1 (0.27%) ISO20022
System Software
1 80 (21.86%) Active Directory
2 73 (19.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (12.30%) Firmware
4 18 (4.92%) Hyper-V
5 17 (4.64%) Virtual Machines
6 12 (3.28%) vSphere
7 11 (3.01%) NFS
8 10 (2.73%) vCloud
8 10 (2.73%) VMware ESX
8 10 (2.73%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (2.73%) XenDesktop
9 8 (2.19%) Forefront TMG
9 8 (2.19%) ISA Server
9 8 (2.19%) UAG
9 8 (2.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 4 (1.09%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 3 (0.82%) Ceph
11 3 (0.82%) Job Entry Subsystem
11 3 (0.82%) VMware Server
12 2 (0.55%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 46 (12.57%) SCCM
2 41 (11.20%) NetBackup
3 39 (10.66%) SCOM
4 37 (10.11%) Backup Exec
5 10 (2.73%) vMotion
6 9 (2.46%) Microsoft Clustering
7 8 (2.19%) WMI
8 6 (1.64%) Puppet
9 5 (1.37%) Nagios
9 5 (1.37%) SCVMM
10 4 (1.09%) Oracle ZFS
10 4 (1.09%) Rundeck
11 3 (0.82%) Cisco CUCM
11 3 (0.82%) Cisco UCCE
11 3 (0.82%) Ganglia
11 3 (0.82%) Netcool
11 3 (0.82%) PaperCut
11 3 (0.82%) SafeCom
12 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Intune
12 2 (0.55%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 104 (28.42%) Microsoft
2 82 (22.40%) VMware
3 70 (19.13%) Citrix
4 51 (13.93%) IBM
5 47 (12.84%) Red Hat
6 44 (12.02%) Cisco
7 43 (11.75%) Oracle
8 37 (10.11%) HP
9 18 (4.92%) CheckPoint
10 17 (4.64%) Brocade
11 16 (4.37%) Intel
12 15 (4.10%) F5
13 14 (3.83%) Fortinet
13 14 (3.83%) Veritas
14 13 (3.55%) Juniper
15 12 (3.28%) NetApp
16 7 (1.91%) Avaya
16 7 (1.91%) ION Trading
17 6 (1.64%) Apple
18 5 (1.37%) Splunk
Fareham, Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
South West
IT Works Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Newport, Gwent
ISL
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
East Midlands
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £40,000 - 45,750 per year + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
United Kingdom
Highways England
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £90000 - £120000 per annum + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Hays London City Cheapside
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Leeds
NHS Digital
Salary: £40,028 - £48,034 per year
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £46755 - £64469 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
London
360 Resourcing
Salary: Highly Competitive Salary
Posted: 19 days ago
Croydon
Churchill Frank
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + 10% bonus
Posted: 10 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Vodafone
Posted: 16 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Vodafone
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Washington Frank
Salary: £42000 - £52000 per annum + Depending on expirience
Posted: 16 days ago