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 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Specialist
Rank 723 632 690
Rank change year-on-year
-91 +58
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 185 361 299
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.33% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.34% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 107 233 177
Median salary £50,000 £46,377 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.81% -7.24%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,100 £27,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,000 £65,000 £63,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £46,377 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-8.35% -2.36%

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
94638 106188 112312
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.43% 96.31% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 79637 87538 91558
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 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -82 167 £50,000 +7.81% 24
West Midlands +40 57 £37,750 +4.57% 1
South East +39 48 £60,000 +33.33% 5
London -62 44 £57,500 +6.48% 7
Birmingham +25 42 £27,500 -47.61% 1
Berkshire +15 19 £60,000 +20.00% 2
Scotland -15 16 £41,000 -3.52% 2
Surrey +35 13 £60,000 +33.33% 1
Hampshire +6 13 £24,000 -49.47% 2
Reading +20 9 £50,000 +17.64% 1
Glasgow -4 9 £41,000 -19.60% 2
City of London +21 8 £51,250 -8.88% 1
Coventry +12 8 £44,500 +11.25%
Yorkshire +15 7 £50,000 +16.27% 2
East of England +30 6 £51,250 -2.38% 3
Leeds +25 6 £50,000 +16.27%
West Yorkshire +11 6 £50,000 +16.27% 1
Edinburgh -9 6 £55,000 +15.78%
Southampton - 5 £45,000 - 1
Camberley -1 3 £45,000 -
Kent +19 2 £25,000 -50.00%
Hertfordshire +12 2 £60,000 +14.28%
Nottingham +10 2 £45,000 +36.17%
Nottinghamshire +2 2 £45,000 +36.17%
East Midlands -5 2 £45,000 +32.35% 2
Bracknell -10 2 £30,000 -40.00%
South West -26 2 £27,500 -40.70% 2
Cambridgeshire - 2 - -
Maidenhead - 2 £60,000 -
Basingstoke - 2 £24,000 - 1

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 133 (30.16%) Windows
2 107 (24.26%) Linux
3 101 (22.90%) SQL
3 101 (22.90%) Finance
4 95 (21.54%) Microsoft
5 80 (18.14%) Oracle
6 78 (17.69%) Unix
7 76 (17.23%) SQL Server
8 73 (16.55%) MS Excel
9 71 (16.10%) IBM
9 71 (16.10%) Service Delivery
10 70 (15.87%) Active Directory
11 68 (15.42%) VMware
12 61 (13.83%) Retail
13 59 (13.38%) Data Centre
14 58 (13.15%) Windows Server
14 58 (13.15%) Degree
15 54 (12.24%) Banking
16 53 (12.02%) ITIL
17 50 (11.34%) Java
17 50 (11.34%) Continuous Improvement
18 47 (10.66%) Citrix
19 46 (10.43%) VMware Infrastructure
19 46 (10.43%) Presales
20 45 (10.20%) Cisco
20 45 (10.20%) SAN
20 45 (10.20%) Web Services
21 44 (9.98%) Project Management
22 42 (9.52%) Firewall
23 41 (9.30%) AIX

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 35 (7.94%) MS Exchange
2 30 (6.80%) Apache
3 28 (6.35%) SharePoint
4 26 (5.90%) IIS
4 26 (5.90%) WebSphere
5 18 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2010
6 16 (3.63%) WebSphere Application Server
7 14 (3.17%) Tomcat
8 10 (2.27%) BizTalk Server
8 10 (2.27%) MQSeries
9 9 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2007
9 9 (2.04%) JBoss
9 9 (2.04%) Skype for Business
10 5 (1.13%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (0.91%) SAS
11 4 (0.91%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
12 3 (0.68%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.68%) OpenStack
12 3 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 73 (16.55%) MS Excel
2 25 (5.67%) MS Office
3 9 (2.04%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.91%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.23%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.23%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.23%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 17 (3.85%) BASE24
2 10 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (1.59%) Sentinel
4 4 (0.91%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.91%) Oracle BPM
4 4 (0.91%) Unit4 Business World
5 3 (0.68%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.68%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.68%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.45%) Findur
6 2 (0.45%) Lorenzo
6 2 (0.45%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.45%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.45%) Sage 1000
7 1 (0.23%) assyst
7 1 (0.23%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.23%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 17 (3.85%) SaaS
2 12 (2.72%) Office 365
3 11 (2.49%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (1.81%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.45%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.23%) Amazon Glacier
7 1 (0.23%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.23%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.23%) Lucidchart
7 1 (0.23%) Route 53
7 1 (0.23%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 45 (10.20%) SAN
2 42 (9.52%) Firewall
3 23 (5.22%) DNS
3 23 (5.22%) WAN
4 20 (4.54%) SSL
5 17 (3.85%) ATM
6 16 (3.63%) LAN
7 15 (3.40%) Internet
8 14 (3.17%) Network Security
9 13 (2.95%) DHCP
10 11 (2.49%) TCP/IP
11 10 (2.27%) Skype
12 9 (2.04%) Intranet
12 9 (2.04%) VPN
13 8 (1.81%) Ethernet
13 8 (1.81%) HTTP
13 8 (1.81%) MPLS
14 5 (1.13%) Cisco IOS
14 5 (1.13%) SMTP
14 5 (1.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (17.23%) SQL Server
2 36 (8.16%) DB2
3 28 (6.35%) Relational Database
4 21 (4.76%) MySQL
5 17 (3.85%) Oracle Database
6 11 (2.49%) IBM InfoSphere
7 10 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (2.04%) NoSQL
9 7 (1.59%) Big Data
9 7 (1.59%) Hadoop
10 6 (1.36%) RDBMS
11 5 (1.13%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (1.13%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (0.91%) DataStage
12 4 (0.91%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 4 (0.91%) SQL Server 2005
12 4 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
13 3 (0.68%) MongoDB
13 3 (0.68%) Oracle BI Publisher
13 3 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (2.49%) Git (software)
2 10 (2.27%) Jenkins
3 6 (1.36%) Oracle Forms
4 4 (0.91%) Hudson
4 4 (0.91%) Sonatype Nexus
4 4 (0.91%) Subversion
5 3 (0.68%) JIRA
5 3 (0.68%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.45%) Fiddler
6 2 (0.45%) Maven
6 2 (0.45%) Redmine
6 2 (0.45%) Selenium
6 2 (0.45%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.23%) Android Studio
7 1 (0.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.23%) LoadUI
7 1 (0.23%) Ranorex
7 1 (0.23%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.23%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.23%) WebDriver
General
1 101 (22.90%) Finance
2 61 (13.83%) Retail
3 54 (12.24%) Banking
4 27 (6.12%) Publishing
5 14 (3.17%) Investment Banking
6 13 (2.95%) Marketing
7 12 (2.72%) Advertising
8 7 (1.59%) Back Office
8 7 (1.59%) Telecoms
9 6 (1.36%) Front Office
10 5 (1.13%) Dutch Language
11 3 (0.68%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.68%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.45%) Billing
12 2 (0.45%) French Language
12 2 (0.45%) German Language
13 1 (0.23%) Electronics
13 1 (0.23%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (10.20%) Web Services
2 38 (8.62%) .NET
3 27 (6.12%) Middleware
4 18 (4.08%) LAMP
5 13 (2.95%) XML
6 12 (2.72%) HTML
7 9 (2.04%) ASP.NET
8 8 (1.81%) IBM Integration Bus
9 6 (1.36%) COM
10 5 (1.13%) LAPP Stack
10 5 (1.13%) Windows SharePoint Services
11 4 (0.91%) CSS
11 4 (0.91%) HTML5
11 4 (0.91%) ISPF
11 4 (0.91%) SAML
11 4 (0.91%) SOAP
11 4 (0.91%) XMPP
12 3 (0.68%) J2EE
12 3 (0.68%) JSON
12 3 (0.68%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 59 (13.38%) Data Centre
2 37 (8.39%) CMDB
3 36 (8.16%) Computer Science
4 29 (6.58%) Management Information System
5 22 (4.99%) Analytical Skills
6 18 (4.08%) Mainframe
7 17 (3.85%) EFT
8 16 (3.63%) Enterprise Software
9 13 (2.95%) Clustering
10 11 (2.49%) Blackberry
10 11 (2.49%) Contactless
11 10 (2.27%) DataPower
12 9 (2.04%) IBM Mainframe
13 8 (1.81%) PKI
14 7 (1.59%) Mobile Computing
14 7 (1.59%) Security Operations Centre
14 7 (1.59%) SWIFT
15 6 (1.36%) Cyberthreat
15 6 (1.36%) Mobile App
15 6 (1.36%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 133 (30.16%) Windows
2 107 (24.26%) Linux
3 78 (17.69%) Unix
4 58 (13.15%) Windows Server
5 41 (9.30%) AIX
5 41 (9.30%) Windows Server 2008
5 41 (9.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 38 (8.62%) Solaris
7 31 (7.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 26 (5.90%) Windows Server 2003
9 22 (4.99%) Windows 7
10 15 (3.40%) SUSE
11 13 (2.95%) Apple iOS
12 12 (2.72%) Android
13 7 (1.59%) Windows Mobile
14 6 (1.36%) CentOS
14 6 (1.36%) Windows 8
15 5 (1.13%) Oracle Linux
15 5 (1.13%) Windows XP
16 4 (0.91%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (16.10%) Service Delivery
2 53 (12.02%) ITIL
3 50 (11.34%) Continuous Improvement
4 46 (10.43%) Presales
5 44 (9.98%) Project Management
6 36 (8.16%) Line Management
7 34 (7.71%) Service Management
8 33 (7.48%) Stakeholder Management
9 32 (7.26%) Analytics
10 26 (5.90%) SDLC
11 25 (5.67%) Agile Software Development
12 23 (5.22%) CRM
13 22 (4.99%) Change Management
13 22 (4.99%) Data Analytics
14 21 (4.76%) Migration
14 21 (4.76%) Software Engineering
15 20 (4.54%) Coaching
15 20 (4.54%) Configuration Management
15 20 (4.54%) Requirements Analysis
15 20 (4.54%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 101 (22.90%) SQL
2 50 (11.34%) Java
3 32 (7.26%) Shell Script
4 28 (6.35%) Perl
5 27 (6.12%) PowerShell
6 24 (5.44%) C#
6 24 (5.44%) Python
7 14 (3.17%) VBScript
8 11 (2.49%) JavaScript
9 9 (2.04%) Bash Shell
10 5 (1.13%) Korn
11 4 (0.91%) Assembly Language
11 4 (0.91%) C++
11 4 (0.91%) COBOL
11 4 (0.91%) JCL
11 4 (0.91%) REXX
12 3 (0.68%) C
12 3 (0.68%) PHP
12 3 (0.68%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.68%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 58 (13.15%) Degree
2 30 (6.80%) Cisco Certification
3 27 (6.12%) Microsoft Certification
4 24 (5.44%) Security Cleared
5 22 (4.99%) MCSE
6 20 (4.54%) CCNA
7 13 (2.95%) ISEB
8 12 (2.72%) CCNP
9 8 (1.81%) CISM
9 8 (1.81%) CISSP
9 8 (1.81%) DV Cleared
9 8 (1.81%) SC Cleared
10 7 (1.59%) BPSS Clearance
10 7 (1.59%) CCNP Voice
10 7 (1.59%) LPIC
10 7 (1.59%) MCSA
11 6 (1.36%) PMI Certification
11 6 (1.36%) PMP
11 6 (1.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (0.91%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.22%) QA
2 15 (3.40%) SLA
3 10 (2.27%) Data Quality
4 7 (1.59%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.45%) HL7
5 2 (0.45%) ISO 8583
5 2 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 14443
6 1 (0.23%) COBIT
6 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 70 (15.87%) Active Directory
2 46 (10.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (4.54%) Firmware
4 14 (3.17%) Hyper-V
5 10 (2.27%) VMware ESX
6 9 (2.04%) Snort
7 7 (1.59%) XenApp
8 6 (1.36%) vSphere
9 5 (1.13%) NFS
9 5 (1.13%) Terminal Services
9 5 (1.13%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 4 (0.91%) Time Sharing Option
10 4 (0.91%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 3 (0.68%) XenServer
12 2 (0.45%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.45%) Docker
12 2 (0.45%) Shibboleth
12 2 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.23%) KVM
Systems Management
1 29 (6.58%) NetBackup
2 26 (5.90%) SCCM
3 21 (4.76%) SCOM
4 18 (4.08%) Oracle ZFS
5 16 (3.63%) Oracle RMAN
6 14 (3.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 13 (2.95%) Unicenter
8 12 (2.72%) Puppet
9 11 (2.49%) SCSM
10 9 (2.04%) Backup Exec
11 7 (1.59%) Cisco CUCM
11 7 (1.59%) Cisco UCCX
11 7 (1.59%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 7 (1.59%) SCVMM
11 7 (1.59%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 6 (1.36%) WSUS
13 5 (1.13%) Ansible
13 5 (1.13%) SCDPM
13 5 (1.13%) Simpana
13 5 (1.13%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 95 (21.54%) Microsoft
2 80 (18.14%) Oracle
3 71 (16.10%) IBM
4 68 (15.42%) VMware
5 47 (10.66%) Citrix
6 45 (10.20%) Cisco
7 40 (9.07%) Red Hat
8 37 (8.39%) HP
9 32 (7.26%) NetApp
10 28 (6.35%) Veritas
11 24 (5.44%) Juniper
12 22 (4.99%) CA
13 20 (4.54%) EMC
13 20 (4.54%) Sun
14 16 (3.63%) Salesforce.com
15 12 (2.72%) CheckPoint
15 12 (2.72%) MobileIron
16 9 (2.04%) F5
17 8 (1.81%) CommVault
17 8 (1.81%) Symantec
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