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

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Specialist
Rank 600 592 639
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +47
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 270 285 234
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.27% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.29% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 191 197 180
Average salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,290 £24,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £39,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+21.79% -

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
98061 98558 99490
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.79% 94.50% 94.82%
Number of salaries quoted 80635 79397 83728
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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
(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 +5 244 £47,500 +10.98% 27
London +6 86 £40,000 -20.00% 7
South East 0 49 £50,000 +44.92% 8
South West +9 36 £47,500 +2.70% 5
Wiltshire - 32 £47,500 - 3
Berkshire +15 29 £57,500 +60.83% 2
City of London -2 28 £52,500 +5.00% 3
East of England +26 24 £45,000 -14.28% 1
Swindon - 24 £47,500 - 2
North West -10 22 £65,000 +165.30% 1
Scotland +4 17 £42,500 +9.05% 2
Yorkshire -21 17 £46,250 +11.83% 3
Maidenhead - 15 £60,000 -
Cheshire +6 14 £65,000 +165.30%
Hertfordshire +5 12 £37,500 +22.95%
West Yorkshire -22 9 £46,250 +7.15% 2
Surrey -5 8 £45,000 +7.14% 2
Suffolk +1 7 £70,000 +33.33%
Bracknell -3 7 £50,000 +163.15%
Edinburgh -4 7 £36,000 -2.70%
Ipswich -5 7 £70,000 +33.33%
Knutsford - 7 £65,000 -
Glasgow +11 6 £41,500 +3.75% 2
Leeds -10 6 £40,000 -7.32% 1
York +21 5 - -
North Yorkshire +17 5 - - 1
Reading -5 5 £50,000 +33.33%
Buckinghamshire +11 4 £33,000 +3.12% 2
East Midlands +4 4 £45,000 +10.42% 1
Cumbria - 4 £33,750 -

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 March 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.

1 247 (41.30%) Windows
2 190 (31.77%) Finance
3 154 (25.75%) Microsoft
4 146 (24.41%) Banking
5 137 (22.91%) Active Directory
6 136 (22.74%) Oracle
7 131 (21.91%) SQL Server
8 122 (20.40%) SQL
9 117 (19.57%) Analytical Skills
10 115 (19.23%) IBM
11 114 (19.06%) VMware
12 113 (18.90%) Retail
13 100 (16.72%) VMware Infrastructure
14 99 (16.56%) Linux
15 92 (15.38%) Java
16 88 (14.72%) Change Management
17 85 (14.21%) HP
18 83 (13.88%) UNIX
19 80 (13.38%) Mentoring
20 78 (13.04%) DNS
21 77 (12.88%) QA
22 71 (11.87%) Windows Server 2008
23 70 (11.71%) Coaching
23 70 (11.71%) TCP/IP
24 68 (11.37%) C#
25 66 (11.04%) Cisco
26 65 (10.87%) Mainframe
27 64 (10.70%) Citrix
28 61 (10.20%) Windows Server 2003
28 61 (10.20%) DB2

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 57 (9.53%) WebSphere
2 45 (7.53%) MS Exchange
3 34 (5.69%) IIS
4 31 (5.18%) SharePoint
5 26 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
6 22 (3.68%) CICS
7 20 (3.34%) WebSphere Application Server
8 16 (2.68%) WebLogic
9 15 (2.51%) Lync
9 15 (2.51%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
10 14 (2.34%) Lotus Domino
11 13 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
12 11 (1.84%) Apache
12 11 (1.84%) Tomcat
12 11 (1.84%) JBoss
13 10 (1.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 10 (1.67%) TeamSite
13 10 (1.67%) SAS
14 8 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2007
15 7 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 55 (9.20%) MS Excel
2 47 (7.86%) MS Office
3 12 (2.01%) MS Project
4 7 (1.17%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.84%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 17 (2.84%) Oracle General Ledger
1 17 (2.84%) Oracle Payables
2 16 (2.68%) BASE24
3 4 (0.67%) Magento
4 3 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.50%) SAP R/3
5 2 (0.33%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.17%) Summit
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.17%) PeopleSoft HRMS
6 1 (0.17%) Agresso
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.34%) Office 365
2 5 (0.84%) SaaS
3 4 (0.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.33%) Google Apps
4 2 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.17%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 78 (13.04%) DNS
2 70 (11.71%) TCP/IP
3 57 (9.53%) SAN
4 48 (8.03%) Firewall
5 43 (7.19%) VPN
6 36 (6.02%) ATM
7 33 (5.52%) DHCP
8 32 (5.35%) Internet
9 27 (4.52%) LAN
10 23 (3.85%) WAN
11 19 (3.18%) VoIP
12 18 (3.01%) Intranet
13 15 (2.51%) HTTP
14 13 (2.17%) VLAN
15 11 (1.84%) Wi-Fi
15 11 (1.84%) NAS
16 10 (1.67%) SSL
16 10 (1.67%) Network Security
16 10 (1.67%) LDAP
17 6 (1.00%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (21.91%) SQL Server
2 61 (10.20%) DB2
3 30 (5.02%) SQL Server 2008
4 19 (3.18%) Oracle Database
5 17 (2.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 14 (2.34%) Data Mining
7 13 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
8 12 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
9 11 (1.84%) SQL Server 2005
10 7 (1.17%) Crystal Reports
10 7 (1.17%) Oracle Database 10g
10 7 (1.17%) SQL Server 2000
11 6 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (1.00%) MySQL
11 6 (1.00%) MS Access
12 5 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
13 4 (0.67%) NonStop SQL
14 3 (0.50%) SAP BW
14 3 (0.50%) Oracle Database 11g
14 3 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 12 (2.01%) ClearCase
2 4 (0.67%) LoadRunner
2 4 (0.67%) JMeter
3 3 (0.50%) LabVIEW
3 3 (0.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (0.33%) AdminStudio
4 2 (0.33%) TeamCity
4 2 (0.33%) JIRA
4 2 (0.33%) Fiddler
4 2 (0.33%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.17%) JUnit
5 1 (0.17%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.17%) Xcode
5 1 (0.17%) MSI
5 1 (0.17%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.17%) WinDbg
5 1 (0.17%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 190 (31.77%) Finance
2 146 (24.41%) Banking
3 113 (18.90%) Retail
4 29 (4.85%) Telecoms
5 17 (2.84%) General Ledger
6 13 (2.17%) Marketing
7 8 (1.34%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.17%) Games
8 7 (1.17%) Billing
8 7 (1.17%) Investment Banking
8 7 (1.17%) Front Office
9 6 (1.00%) French Language
10 5 (0.84%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.67%) Electronics
11 4 (0.67%) Law
11 4 (0.67%) Advertising
11 4 (0.67%) Retail Banking
11 4 (0.67%) Corporate Banking
12 3 (0.50%) Arabic Language
12 3 (0.50%) Russian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (8.70%) .NET
2 48 (8.03%) XML
3 34 (5.69%) HTML
4 28 (4.68%) Web Services
5 27 (4.52%) J2EE
6 26 (4.35%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 23 (3.85%) Middleware
8 22 (3.68%) WebSphere MQ
9 12 (2.01%) HTML5
10 10 (1.67%) SOAP
10 10 (1.67%) MSMQ
11 8 (1.34%) ISPF
12 7 (1.17%) XSLT
13 6 (1.00%) JSON
14 5 (0.84%) XML Messaging
14 5 (0.84%) REST
14 5 (0.84%) WCF
14 5 (0.84%) ASP.NET
15 3 (0.50%) XForms
15 3 (0.50%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 117 (19.57%) Analytical Skills
2 65 (10.87%) Mainframe
3 33 (5.52%) Blackberry
4 24 (4.01%) Tandem
5 23 (3.85%) Clustering
6 21 (3.51%) Cryptography
6 21 (3.51%) IBM Mainframe
7 20 (3.34%) Management Information System
8 16 (2.68%) Replication
8 16 (2.68%) EMV
9 15 (2.51%) Computer Science
9 15 (2.51%) SWIFT
10 14 (2.34%) Online Banking
11 13 (2.17%) Client/Server
12 11 (1.84%) Mobile App
13 10 (1.67%) HACMP
13 10 (1.67%) Video Conferencing
14 8 (1.34%) Chip Card
14 8 (1.34%) EPoS
15 7 (1.17%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 247 (41.30%) Windows
2 99 (16.56%) Linux
3 83 (13.88%) UNIX
4 71 (11.87%) Windows Server 2008
5 61 (10.20%) Windows Server 2003
6 48 (8.03%) Windows 7
7 45 (7.53%) Windows Server 2012
8 42 (7.02%) Apple iOS
9 37 (6.19%) Solaris
10 33 (5.52%) AIX
11 30 (5.02%) Android
12 23 (3.85%) Windows XP
13 22 (3.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 10 (1.67%) HPUX
15 7 (1.17%) Windows 8
15 7 (1.17%) Ubuntu
16 6 (1.00%) zOS
16 6 (1.00%) SUSE
16 6 (1.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 2 (0.33%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (14.72%) Change Management
2 80 (13.38%) Mentoring
3 70 (11.71%) Coaching
4 60 (10.03%) ITIL
5 58 (9.70%) Stakeholder Management
6 39 (6.52%) Continuous Improvement
7 37 (6.19%) Project Management
8 33 (5.52%) Systems Analysis
9 29 (4.85%) Migration
10 28 (4.68%) Analytics
11 26 (4.35%) Time Management
12 24 (4.01%) SOA
13 20 (3.34%) CRM
14 19 (3.18%) Investment Management
15 17 (2.84%) UML
16 16 (2.68%) Data Modelling
16 16 (2.68%) Release Management
17 14 (2.34%) Load Balancing
17 14 (2.34%) Service Delivery
17 14 (2.34%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 122 (20.40%) SQL
2 92 (15.38%) Java
3 68 (11.37%) C#
4 55 (9.20%) PowerShell
5 52 (8.70%) COBOL
6 47 (7.86%) Perl
7 37 (6.19%) JCL
8 32 (5.35%) C++
9 29 (4.85%) Shell Script
10 26 (4.35%) JavaScript
11 23 (3.85%) VBScript
12 20 (3.34%) PL/1
13 19 (3.18%) PL/SQL
14 18 (3.01%) T-SQL
15 17 (2.84%) Assembly Language
16 16 (2.68%) C
17 12 (2.01%) Python
17 12 (2.01%) REXX
18 7 (1.17%) VB
19 6 (1.00%) Korn
Qualifications
1 50 (8.36%) Degree
2 25 (4.18%) Microsoft Certification
3 24 (4.01%) Security Cleared
4 21 (3.51%) MCSE
5 19 (3.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 18 (3.01%) VCP4
7 17 (2.84%) SC Cleared
8 16 (2.68%) Cisco Certification
9 15 (2.51%) DV Cleared
10 11 (1.84%) VCP5
11 10 (1.67%) MCSA
12 8 (1.34%) CCNP
13 7 (1.17%) IBM AIX Certification
14 6 (1.00%) Citrix Certification
15 5 (0.84%) CCEA
15 5 (0.84%) MCP
15 5 (0.84%) CCA
15 5 (0.84%) CCENT
15 5 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
15 5 (0.84%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (12.88%) QA
2 16 (2.68%) ISO 8583
3 11 (1.84%) SLA
4 8 (1.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.67%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.50%) COBIT
7 2 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.17%) HL7
System Software
1 137 (22.91%) Active Directory
2 100 (16.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (6.86%) Hyper-V
3 41 (6.86%) XenApp
4 24 (4.01%) VMware ESXi
5 21 (3.51%) vSphere
6 16 (2.68%) Microsoft App-V
7 12 (2.01%) MetaFrame
8 11 (1.84%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 10 (1.67%) XenDesktop
10 8 (1.34%) Oracle RAC
11 7 (1.17%) PowerHA
12 5 (0.84%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 5 (0.84%) NFS
12 5 (0.84%) Oracle RMAN
13 4 (0.67%) ISA Server
13 4 (0.67%) Firmware
13 4 (0.67%) DFS Replication
14 3 (0.50%) RACF
14 3 (0.50%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 54 (9.03%) SCOM
2 38 (6.35%) SCCM
3 20 (3.34%) CA Endevor
4 19 (3.18%) NetBackup
5 15 (2.51%) SCVMM
6 11 (1.84%) SCOrch
7 9 (1.51%) BMC PATROL
8 8 (1.34%) Puppet
9 7 (1.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 7 (1.17%) SCSM
9 7 (1.17%) Control-M
9 7 (1.17%) Tivoli
10 6 (1.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 6 (1.00%) WSUS
11 5 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
11 5 (0.84%) SCDPM
12 4 (0.67%) Tivoli Monitoring
12 4 (0.67%) Norton AntiVirus
12 4 (0.67%) Netcool
12 4 (0.67%) Netcool/OMNIbus
Vendors
1 154 (25.75%) Microsoft
2 136 (22.74%) Oracle
3 115 (19.23%) IBM
4 114 (19.06%) VMware
5 85 (14.21%) HP
6 66 (11.04%) Cisco
7 64 (10.70%) Citrix
8 33 (5.52%) Red Hat
9 32 (5.35%) Apple
10 28 (4.68%) NetApp
10 28 (4.68%) Sun
11 24 (4.01%) Veritas
12 23 (3.85%) Dell
13 21 (3.51%) EMC
14 19 (3.18%) PeopleSoft
14 19 (3.18%) AppSense
15 18 (3.01%) Hyperion
15 18 (3.01%) F5
16 16 (2.68%) NCR
16 16 (2.68%) VocaLink
Swindon, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Salary: £32000 - £42000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
New Malden, Surrey
Blue Personnel
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 1 hour ago
South East London
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 3 hours ago
Hampshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 5 hours ago
Leeds
People Source
Salary: £36000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £65000 per annum + Bonus & Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Intapeople
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Strong benefits package
Posted: 8 days ago
United Kingdom
Thirteen Group
Salary: Up to £33,000
Posted: 9 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
UCAS
Salary: Circa £65,000 plus benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
South West London
Domestic & General
Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Gloucestershire
Pertemps ERP
Salary: £50,000 - £55,000 + Excellent benefits + Company car
Posted: 10 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Biovia
Salary: Competitive salary & benefits package
Posted: 10 days ago
High Wycombe
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Swindon
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £40000.00 - £52000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Middlesborough, United Kingdom
Thirteen Group
Salary: Up to £33,000
Posted: 11 days ago