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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Specialist
Rank 541 660 688
Rank change year-on-year
+119 +28
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 399 271 202
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.23% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.25% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 220 171 154
Average salary £49,750 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £32,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £61,750 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £46,377 £43,164 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+7.44% -4.08%

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
104155 109749 101582
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.18% 94.52% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 86857 88754 84247
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 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 +111 338 £50,000 +5.26% 37
London +100 162 £56,500 +13.00% 15
Scotland +29 53 £43,000 +26.47% 5
City of London +66 51 £57,500 +9.52% 1
South West +32 49 £46,377 -5.35% 4
South East -42 46 £50,000 +36.98% 9
Wiltshire - 46 £46,377 - 4
Swindon - 44 £46,377 - 4
Edinburgh +19 41 £53,500 +67.18% 3
Yorkshire +22 21 £35,000 -18.28% 4
West Midlands -8 21 £48,750 +13.37% 1
Birmingham +16 17 £51,250 +2.50%
Berkshire -16 16 £52,500 +43.83% 2
North West -18 15 £38,750 -22.50% 2
Manchester +3 14 £27,500 -28.57% 1
Surrey -2 13 £45,000 +9.09% 3
East Midlands -5 12 £45,000 -5.26%
Hampshire +24 10 £48,750 -7.14%
Maidenhead +15 7 £70,000 +7.69%
Reading -4 7 £38,750 -14.83% 1
East of England -8 7 £40,000 -20.00% 1
Clydebank - 7 £40,000 - 1
West Dunbartonshire - 7 £40,000 - 1
Nottingham -2 6 £33,045 -
Nottinghamshire -9 6 £33,045 -
Glasgow +11 5 £42,000 - 1
West Yorkshire +11 4 - - 3
Leeds +9 4 - -
Buckinghamshire -8 4 £32,250 -0.76% 2
Northamptonshire - 4 £46,377 -

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 327 (43.89%) Banking
2 294 (39.46%) Retail
3 265 (35.57%) Finance
4 223 (29.93%) Analytical Skills
5 198 (26.58%) IBM
6 182 (24.43%) Windows
7 171 (22.95%) Mentoring
8 167 (22.42%) WebSphere
9 162 (21.74%) Change Management
10 155 (20.81%) Linux
11 152 (20.40%) SDLC
12 148 (19.87%) UNIX
13 140 (18.79%) QA
14 132 (17.72%) Coaching
15 116 (15.57%) DB2
16 109 (14.63%) SQL
17 106 (14.23%) .NET
18 105 (14.09%) WebSphere MQ
19 100 (13.42%) Oracle
20 96 (12.89%) SQL Server
20 96 (12.89%) Microsoft
21 91 (12.21%) WebSphere Application Server
22 90 (12.08%) Java
22 90 (12.08%) WebSphere Message Broker
23 69 (9.26%) Service Delivery
24 68 (9.13%) Stakeholder Management
24 68 (9.13%) C#
24 68 (9.13%) MS Excel
25 63 (8.46%) HP
26 62 (8.32%) Web Services

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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
1 167 (22.42%) WebSphere
2 91 (12.21%) WebSphere Application Server
3 47 (6.31%) SharePoint
4 36 (4.83%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
5 24 (3.22%) MS Exchange
5 24 (3.22%) IIS
6 20 (2.68%) BizTalk Server
7 16 (2.15%) WebSphere Portal
8 15 (2.01%) Lotus Domino
8 15 (2.01%) Apache
9 14 (1.88%) WebLogic
10 13 (1.74%) IBM Connections
11 9 (1.21%) CMS
12 8 (1.07%) Tomcat
13 7 (0.94%) MQSeries
13 7 (0.94%) SharePoint Server
13 7 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2007
13 7 (0.94%) OpenStack
14 6 (0.81%) CICS
15 5 (0.67%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 68 (9.13%) MS Excel
2 18 (2.42%) MS Office
3 10 (1.34%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (1.07%) InfoPath
4 8 (1.07%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.27%) InDesign
6 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (0.94%) Cognos TM1
1 7 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.81%) Oracle General Ledger
3 5 (0.67%) Oracle Payables
3 5 (0.67%) Sentinel
3 5 (0.67%) Agresso
4 2 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.13%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.13%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 18 (2.42%) Microsoft Azure
1 18 (2.42%) Office 365
2 11 (1.48%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.81%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.13%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.13%) SaaS
5 1 (0.13%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 54 (7.25%) DNS
2 52 (6.98%) Internet
3 46 (6.17%) Firewall
4 40 (5.37%) SAN
5 38 (5.10%) TCP/IP
6 37 (4.97%) VPN
7 29 (3.89%) DHCP
7 29 (3.89%) ATM
8 25 (3.36%) Broadband
9 21 (2.82%) LAN
10 20 (2.68%) SSL
11 18 (2.42%) Network Security
11 18 (2.42%) Cisco Nexus
12 17 (2.28%) OSPF
12 17 (2.28%) BGP
12 17 (2.28%) WAN
13 16 (2.15%) LDAP
14 14 (1.88%) VoIP
15 12 (1.61%) Wireless
16 10 (1.34%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (15.57%) DB2
2 96 (12.89%) SQL Server
3 29 (3.89%) Oracle Database
4 22 (2.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 22 (2.95%) Oracle Database 11g
5 18 (2.42%) MySQL
6 17 (2.28%) SQL Server 2005
6 17 (2.28%) NonStop SQL
7 14 (1.88%) Data Warehouse
8 12 (1.61%) BusinessObjects
8 12 (1.61%) DataStage
9 10 (1.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 10 (1.34%) JasperReports
9 10 (1.34%) NoSQL
10 9 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
10 9 (1.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 6 (0.81%) BusinessObjects XI
11 6 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (0.81%) Relational Database
12 5 (0.67%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 23 (3.09%) Jenkins
2 20 (2.68%) ClearCase
3 16 (2.15%) Visual Studio
4 10 (1.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 8 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (0.94%) NCover
6 7 (0.94%) FxCop
6 7 (0.94%) NUnit
6 7 (0.94%) CruiseControl
7 6 (0.81%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
7 6 (0.81%) Xcode
7 6 (0.81%) JIRA
8 5 (0.67%) Maven
8 5 (0.67%) Eclipse
8 5 (0.67%) Git (software)
9 4 (0.54%) Subversion
10 3 (0.40%) Redmine
11 2 (0.27%) Oracle Forms
12 1 (0.13%) ProC
12 1 (0.13%) LabVIEW
General
1 327 (43.89%) Banking
2 294 (39.46%) Retail
3 265 (35.57%) Finance
4 43 (5.77%) Telecoms
5 25 (3.36%) Marketing
6 20 (2.68%) Corporate Banking
6 20 (2.68%) Manufacturing
7 12 (1.61%) Financial Institution
8 10 (1.34%) Back Office
9 9 (1.21%) Electronics
10 7 (0.94%) Publishing
10 7 (0.94%) Arabic Language
10 7 (0.94%) Russian Language
11 6 (0.81%) General Ledger
11 6 (0.81%) Law
12 5 (0.67%) Investment Banking
12 5 (0.67%) German Language
13 4 (0.54%) Billing
13 4 (0.54%) Aerospace
14 3 (0.40%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (14.23%) .NET
2 105 (14.09%) WebSphere MQ
3 90 (12.08%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 62 (8.32%) Web Services
5 55 (7.38%) Middleware
5 55 (7.38%) HTML
6 47 (6.31%) XML
7 34 (4.56%) ASP.NET
8 32 (4.30%) CSS
9 27 (3.62%) J2EE
10 20 (2.68%) REST
11 18 (2.42%) WCF
11 18 (2.42%) SOAP
12 15 (2.01%) ISPF
12 15 (2.01%) ASP.NET MVC
13 10 (1.34%) WSDL
14 9 (1.21%) jQuery
14 9 (1.21%) WPF
14 9 (1.21%) Sencha Touch
15 8 (1.07%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 223 (29.93%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (6.31%) Mainframe
3 34 (4.56%) Management Information System
3 34 (4.56%) Data Centre
4 30 (4.03%) Blackberry
5 29 (3.89%) Online Banking
6 25 (3.36%) SWIFT
7 23 (3.09%) Computer Science
8 20 (2.68%) Tandem
8 20 (2.68%) LPAR
9 19 (2.55%) DataPower
10 18 (2.42%) Social Media
11 12 (1.61%) Mobile Banking
12 11 (1.48%) Clustering
13 10 (1.34%) Reference Data
14 9 (1.21%) User Experience
15 8 (1.07%) NHS
16 7 (0.94%) IBM Mainframe
17 6 (0.81%) HACMP
18 5 (0.67%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 182 (24.43%) Windows
2 155 (20.81%) Linux
3 148 (19.87%) UNIX
4 60 (8.05%) AIX
5 53 (7.11%) Solaris
6 51 (6.85%) Apple iOS
7 43 (5.77%) Android
8 36 (4.83%) Windows Server 2008
9 28 (3.76%) zOS
10 23 (3.09%) Windows Server 2003
11 21 (2.82%) Windows Server 2012
12 20 (2.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 14 (1.88%) Windows 7
14 10 (1.34%) Windows 8
15 8 (1.07%) Windows Phone 8
15 8 (1.07%) Windows Phone
16 7 (0.94%) SUSE
16 7 (0.94%) Windows XP
17 6 (0.81%) Windows 2000
17 6 (0.81%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (22.95%) Mentoring
2 162 (21.74%) Change Management
3 152 (20.40%) SDLC
4 132 (17.72%) Coaching
5 69 (9.26%) Service Delivery
6 68 (9.13%) Stakeholder Management
7 62 (8.32%) ITIL
8 55 (7.38%) SOA
9 43 (5.77%) Performance Tuning
10 41 (5.50%) Project Management
11 38 (5.10%) UML
12 32 (4.30%) Analytics
12 32 (4.30%) Software Delivery
13 30 (4.03%) MVC
14 29 (3.89%) Agile Software Development
15 28 (3.76%) Systems Analysis
16 26 (3.49%) Release Management
17 25 (3.36%) Time Management
18 24 (3.22%) Technical Analysis
18 24 (3.22%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 109 (14.63%) SQL
2 90 (12.08%) Java
3 68 (9.13%) C#
4 49 (6.58%) Shell Script
5 41 (5.50%) JavaScript
6 39 (5.23%) COBOL
7 23 (3.09%) PL/SQL
8 22 (2.95%) JCL
9 21 (2.82%) PowerShell
9 21 (2.82%) VB.NET
10 20 (2.68%) VBScript
10 20 (2.68%) C++
11 19 (2.55%) Perl
12 17 (2.28%) PHP
13 15 (2.01%) C
14 10 (1.34%) T-SQL
15 9 (1.21%) VBA
15 9 (1.21%) Python
16 5 (0.67%) Bash Shell
16 5 (0.67%) Korn
Qualifications
1 62 (8.32%) Degree
2 51 (6.85%) Cisco Certification
3 38 (5.10%) CCNP
4 23 (3.09%) CCNA
5 22 (2.95%) CCIE
6 20 (2.68%) Microsoft Certification
6 20 (2.68%) MCSE
7 19 (2.55%) Security Cleared
8 13 (1.74%) IBM Certification
9 12 (1.61%) SC Cleared
10 10 (1.34%) CISM
11 9 (1.21%) CISA
11 9 (1.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (0.67%) CCDP
13 4 (0.54%) CISSP
13 4 (0.54%) RHCE
13 4 (0.54%) JNCIS
13 4 (0.54%) JNCIP
14 3 (0.40%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 140 (18.79%) QA
2 14 (1.88%) SLA
2 14 (1.88%) PCI DSS
3 11 (1.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.54%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.13%) HL7
System Software
1 48 (6.44%) Active Directory
2 42 (5.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (2.82%) Hyper-V
4 15 (2.01%) Time Sharing Option
5 8 (1.07%) vSphere
6 7 (0.94%) vCloud
7 6 (0.81%) Tivoli Directory Server
7 6 (0.81%) PowerHA
8 5 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.40%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.40%) XenApp
10 2 (0.27%) XenServer
10 2 (0.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (0.27%) Samba
11 1 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.13%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.13%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.13%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.13%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.13%) RACF
Systems Management
1 20 (2.68%) CA Endevor
2 14 (1.88%) Tivoli
3 12 (1.61%) SolarWinds Orion
4 9 (1.21%) Nagios
5 8 (1.07%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 6 (0.81%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 5 (0.67%) CA Single Sign-On
7 5 (0.67%) Control-M
7 5 (0.67%) Puppet
7 5 (0.67%) SCOM
7 5 (0.67%) Red Hat Satellite
8 4 (0.54%) Cobbler
8 4 (0.54%) Netcool
9 3 (0.40%) TeamSite
9 3 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 3 (0.40%) SCCM
9 3 (0.40%) Rundeck
10 2 (0.27%) Oracle ZFS
10 2 (0.27%) EMC NetWorker
10 2 (0.27%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 198 (26.58%) IBM
2 100 (13.42%) Oracle
3 96 (12.89%) Microsoft
4 63 (8.46%) HP
5 61 (8.19%) Cisco
6 56 (7.52%) VMware
7 33 (4.43%) Citrix
8 30 (4.03%) Apple
9 23 (3.09%) Red Hat
10 22 (2.95%) SAP
11 20 (2.68%) Hitachi
11 20 (2.68%) Actimize
12 16 (2.15%) EMC
13 15 (2.01%) CA
13 15 (2.01%) Reuters
13 15 (2.01%) Bloomberg
13 15 (2.01%) Radianz
13 15 (2.01%) Infoblox
14 14 (1.88%) SolarWinds
14 14 (1.88%) NetApp
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