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 24 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Specialist
Rank 715 621 654
Rank change year-on-year
-94 +33
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 218 351 371
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.33% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.34% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 125 209 237
Median salary £48,750 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,200 £25,000 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,500 £63,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,250 £45,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +7.14%

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
94892 102869 114926
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.27% 96.47% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 79750 84327 94069
Median salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.22% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,500 £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 24 May 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 24 May 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 -48 198 £48,750 +5.11% 14
London -26 77 £55,000 +10.00% 6
South East +45 62 £50,000 - 4
West Midlands +5 39 £39,000 +9.36% 2
Birmingham +13 30 £26,750 -51.36% 1
City of London +34 20 £52,500 +0.71% 3
Berkshire +2 20 £47,500 -5.00% 1
Hampshire +21 19 £45,000 -
Scotland -23 16 £51,500 +14.44% 2
Surrey - 14 £60,000 - 1
Reading +12 10 £46,250 -7.50% 1
Southampton +7 10 £46,750 -
Edinburgh -12 10 £59,000 +96.66% 1
South West -13 9 £39,421 -12.39%
Gloucester +5 6 - -
Coventry +4 6 £44,500 -25.83% 1
Gloucestershire -5 6 - -
Leeds 0 5 - -
West Yorkshire -6 5 - - 1
Yorkshire -8 5 - - 1
Bracknell -11 5 - -
Glasgow -21 5 £45,000 -7.21% 1
Milton Keynes +24 3 £32,500 -13.33%
Buckinghamshire +22 3 £32,500 +5.69%
East Midlands +7 3 £45,000 +32.35%
Warwickshire -7 3 £37,500 +13.78%
Wiltshire -13 3 £39,421 -15.56%
Kent - 3 £25,000 - 1
West Malling - 3 £25,000 -
Slough - 3 £55,000 -

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 May 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.

1 167 (34.86%) Windows
2 120 (25.05%) Linux
2 120 (25.05%) SQL
3 109 (22.76%) Finance
4 101 (21.09%) Microsoft
5 87 (18.16%) Windows Server
6 85 (17.75%) Unix
7 83 (17.33%) Oracle
8 82 (17.12%) SQL Server
9 81 (16.91%) IBM
10 77 (16.08%) Banking
11 73 (15.24%) Retail
12 72 (15.03%) Active Directory
13 59 (12.32%) MS Excel
14 58 (12.11%) VMware
15 56 (11.69%) Service Delivery
16 52 (10.86%) .NET
16 52 (10.86%) Java
16 52 (10.86%) Cisco
17 50 (10.44%) ITIL
18 49 (10.23%) Windows Server 2008
19 47 (9.81%) Web Services
20 45 (9.39%) PowerShell
20 45 (9.39%) Degree
21 43 (8.98%) CRM
22 42 (8.77%) SAN
23 41 (8.56%) Project Management
23 41 (8.56%) Data Centre
24 39 (8.14%) Red Hat
24 39 (8.14%) HP

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 (6.26%) SharePoint
2 27 (5.64%) MS Exchange
3 24 (5.01%) Apache
4 22 (4.59%) WebSphere
5 16 (3.34%) IIS
6 15 (3.13%) WebSphere Application Server
7 13 (2.71%) Exchange Server 2010
8 12 (2.51%) Tomcat
9 11 (2.30%) SAS
10 10 (2.09%) BizTalk Server
10 10 (2.09%) MQSeries
11 8 (1.67%) SharePoint 2013
12 7 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2007
12 7 (1.46%) JBoss
13 6 (1.25%) SharePoint 2010
13 6 (1.25%) Skype for Business
14 4 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2003
15 3 (0.63%) OpenStack
16 2 (0.42%) CMS
16 2 (0.42%) Jetty
Applications
1 59 (12.32%) MS Excel
2 20 (4.18%) MS Office
3 6 (1.25%) InfoPath
4 4 (0.84%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.84%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.21%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.21%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 21 (4.38%) BASE24
1 21 (4.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (2.09%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (1.25%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.63%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.63%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.63%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (0.63%) Unit4 Business World
5 2 (0.42%) Findur
5 2 (0.42%) Lorenzo
5 2 (0.42%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.42%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.42%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.21%) assyst
6 1 (0.21%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 25 (5.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (5.01%) Office 365
3 19 (3.97%) SaaS
4 10 (2.09%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (1.46%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.21%) Amazon Glacier
7 1 (0.21%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.21%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.21%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.21%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 42 (8.77%) SAN
2 31 (6.47%) Firewall
3 30 (6.26%) DNS
4 24 (5.01%) WAN
5 21 (4.38%) ATM
6 20 (4.18%) DHCP
7 19 (3.97%) LAN
7 19 (3.97%) SSL
8 16 (3.34%) Internet
8 16 (3.34%) VPN
9 15 (3.13%) Ethernet
9 15 (3.13%) TCP/IP
10 14 (2.92%) MPLS
11 11 (2.30%) HTTP
11 11 (2.30%) Network Security
12 8 (1.67%) Cisco IOS
12 8 (1.67%) Intranet
13 7 (1.46%) Unified Communications
14 6 (1.25%) Skype
14 6 (1.25%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (17.12%) SQL Server
2 35 (7.31%) DB2
3 27 (5.64%) Relational Database
4 19 (3.97%) Data Warehouse
5 16 (3.34%) MySQL
6 15 (3.13%) IBM InfoSphere
7 14 (2.92%) Oracle Database
8 13 (2.71%) DataStage
9 9 (1.88%) NoSQL
10 8 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
11 7 (1.46%) Big Data
11 7 (1.46%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 7 (1.46%) Hadoop
11 7 (1.46%) MS Access
12 5 (1.04%) BusinessObjects
12 5 (1.04%) EDRMS
12 5 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
12 5 (1.04%) QualityStage
12 5 (1.04%) RDBMS
13 4 (0.84%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (1.46%) Git (software)
2 6 (1.25%) Jenkins
2 6 (1.25%) Oracle Forms
3 4 (0.84%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.42%) Redmine
5 1 (0.21%) Android Studio
5 1 (0.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.21%) JIRA
5 1 (0.21%) JMeter
5 1 (0.21%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.21%) LoadUI
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.21%) Ranorex
5 1 (0.21%) Selenium
5 1 (0.21%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.21%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.21%) TestComplete
5 1 (0.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.21%) WebDriver
General
1 109 (22.76%) Finance
2 77 (16.08%) Banking
3 73 (15.24%) Retail
4 15 (3.13%) Investment Banking
5 13 (2.71%) Marketing
5 13 (2.71%) Publishing
6 8 (1.67%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.46%) Back Office
8 6 (1.25%) Dutch Language
8 6 (1.25%) Front Office
9 5 (1.04%) Advertising
9 5 (1.04%) Legal
10 3 (0.63%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.42%) Arabic Language
11 2 (0.42%) French Language
11 2 (0.42%) Games
11 2 (0.42%) German Language
11 2 (0.42%) Russian Language
12 1 (0.21%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (10.86%) .NET
2 47 (9.81%) Web Services
3 32 (6.68%) Middleware
4 14 (2.92%) ASP.NET
4 14 (2.92%) HTML
4 14 (2.92%) LAMP
4 14 (2.92%) XML
5 9 (1.88%) CSS
6 8 (1.67%) IBM Integration Bus
7 7 (1.46%) HTML5
8 6 (1.25%) SOAP
9 5 (1.04%) COM
9 5 (1.04%) LAPP Stack
9 5 (1.04%) REST
9 5 (1.04%) Windows SharePoint Services
10 4 (0.84%) ISPF
11 3 (0.63%) CSS3
11 3 (0.63%) WCF
11 3 (0.63%) XMPP
12 2 (0.42%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 41 (8.56%) Data Centre
2 36 (7.52%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (5.01%) Computer Science
4 22 (4.59%) Management Information System
5 21 (4.38%) EFT
6 19 (3.97%) Mainframe
7 13 (2.71%) CMDB
7 13 (2.71%) Enterprise Software
8 12 (2.51%) Contactless
9 10 (2.09%) Clustering
9 10 (2.09%) DataPower
9 10 (2.09%) SWIFT
10 9 (1.88%) IBM Mainframe
11 8 (1.67%) PKI
12 7 (1.46%) Credit Risk
12 7 (1.46%) EPoS
12 7 (1.46%) N-Tier
12 7 (1.46%) Security Operations Centre
13 6 (1.25%) Client/Server
13 6 (1.25%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 167 (34.86%) Windows
2 120 (25.05%) Linux
3 87 (18.16%) Windows Server
4 85 (17.75%) Unix
5 49 (10.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 39 (8.14%) AIX
7 37 (7.72%) Windows Server 2012
8 35 (7.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 34 (7.10%) Solaris
10 23 (4.80%) Windows Server 2003
11 21 (4.38%) Windows 7
12 11 (2.30%) Android
13 10 (2.09%) Apple iOS
13 10 (2.09%) SUSE
13 10 (2.09%) Windows 10
14 9 (1.88%) Oracle Linux
14 9 (1.88%) Windows XP
15 8 (1.67%) zOS
16 7 (1.46%) Windows 8
17 5 (1.04%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (11.69%) Service Delivery
2 50 (10.44%) ITIL
3 43 (8.98%) CRM
4 41 (8.56%) Project Management
5 37 (7.72%) Stakeholder Management
6 35 (7.31%) Presales
7 29 (6.05%) Service Management
8 27 (5.64%) Continuous Improvement
9 26 (5.43%) Analytics
9 26 (5.43%) SDLC
10 22 (4.59%) Change Management
10 22 (4.59%) Configuration Management
10 22 (4.59%) Mentoring
11 20 (4.18%) Data Analytics
11 20 (4.18%) Migration
12 18 (3.76%) Root Cause Analysis
13 17 (3.55%) Agile Software Development
13 17 (3.55%) Customer Engagement
13 17 (3.55%) Technical Architecture
14 15 (3.13%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 120 (25.05%) SQL
2 52 (10.86%) Java
3 45 (9.39%) PowerShell
4 27 (5.64%) C#
5 26 (5.43%) Shell Script
6 23 (4.80%) Perl
7 20 (4.18%) Bash Shell
7 20 (4.18%) Python
8 17 (3.55%) VBScript
9 10 (2.09%) JavaScript
10 9 (1.88%) X++
11 6 (1.25%) T-SQL
12 5 (1.04%) Korn
13 4 (0.84%) Assembly Language
13 4 (0.84%) C
13 4 (0.84%) COBOL
13 4 (0.84%) JCL
13 4 (0.84%) PHP
13 4 (0.84%) PL/SQL
13 4 (0.84%) REXX
Qualifications
1 45 (9.39%) Degree
2 24 (5.01%) Cisco Certification
3 23 (4.80%) Security Cleared
4 20 (4.18%) MCSE
4 20 (4.18%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (3.13%) CCNA
6 12 (2.51%) CCNP
6 12 (2.51%) DV Cleared
7 9 (1.88%) ISEB
8 8 (1.67%) CISM
8 8 (1.67%) CISSP
9 7 (1.46%) CCNP Voice
9 7 (1.46%) SC Cleared
10 6 (1.25%) MCSA
11 5 (1.04%) CCA
11 5 (1.04%) Citrix Certification
11 5 (1.04%) PMI Certification
11 5 (1.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (0.63%) CCVP
12 3 (0.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.76%) QA
2 13 (2.71%) SLA
3 5 (1.04%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.42%) ISO 8583
4 2 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 14443
5 1 (0.21%) COBIT
5 1 (0.21%) HL7
System Software
1 72 (15.03%) Active Directory
2 29 (6.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (2.51%) Hyper-V
3 12 (2.51%) VMware ESX
4 11 (2.30%) Firmware
4 11 (2.30%) XenApp
5 9 (1.88%) Snort
6 5 (1.04%) vSphere
7 4 (0.84%) NFS
7 4 (0.84%) Terminal Services
7 4 (0.84%) Time Sharing Option
7 4 (0.84%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 4 (0.84%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 3 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.42%) DFS Replication
9 2 (0.42%) Shibboleth
9 2 (0.42%) XenServer
10 1 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.21%) RACF
10 1 (0.21%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (3.97%) SCCM
1 19 (3.97%) SCOM
2 18 (3.76%) NetBackup
3 13 (2.71%) Oracle ZFS
4 11 (2.30%) Oracle RMAN
4 11 (2.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 10 (2.09%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 9 (1.88%) Unicenter
7 8 (1.67%) Puppet
8 7 (1.46%) Cisco CUCM
8 7 (1.46%) Cisco UCCX
9 6 (1.25%) Backup Exec
9 6 (1.25%) Simpana
10 5 (1.04%) McAfee ePO
10 5 (1.04%) SCSM
10 5 (1.04%) SELinux
10 5 (1.04%) Tivoli
10 5 (1.04%) WSUS
11 4 (0.84%) OPNET
11 4 (0.84%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 101 (21.09%) Microsoft
2 83 (17.33%) Oracle
3 81 (16.91%) IBM
4 58 (12.11%) VMware
5 52 (10.86%) Cisco
6 39 (8.14%) HP
6 39 (8.14%) Red Hat
7 38 (7.93%) Citrix
8 28 (5.85%) Juniper
9 23 (4.80%) NetApp
10 22 (4.59%) CA
10 22 (4.59%) EMC
11 18 (3.76%) Veritas
12 16 (3.34%) Sun
13 13 (2.71%) Salesforce.com
14 12 (2.51%) SevOne
15 10 (2.09%) Cyber-Ark
15 10 (2.09%) SAP
16 8 (1.67%) CheckPoint
16 8 (1.67%) CommVault
Kent
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £23000 - £27000 Per Annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £50K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Matt Burton Associates Ltd
Salary: £31k - 47k per year + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bonus, pension, healthcare
Posted: Yesterday
Bagshot, Surrey
Bluetownonline
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
JM
Salary: £90000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
83Zero
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £37000 - £47000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits, Training
Posted: 6 days ago
South East London
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 12 days ago
Hemel Hempstead
Epson Europe BV
Salary: Competitive Salary plus benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Bradford City Centre
Anchor Trust
Salary: Competitive & Negotiable DOE
Posted: 14 days ago
Edinburgh
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 17 days ago