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

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Specialist
Rank 576 583 667
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +84
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 346 381 239
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.31% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.33% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 209 243 165
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £33,695 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £63,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.50% +5.62%

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
102195 114720 103098
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.56% 94.62% 94.63%
Number of salaries quoted 83974 94226 85780
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,954 £27,186 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 +13 297 £45,500 +1.11% 38
London +52 135 £50,000 -4.76% 12
South East -1 40 £50,000 +29.87% 10
Scotland +23 32 £45,000 -3.74% 6
City of London +52 30 £55,000 +2.80% 2
South West +19 29 £45,000 -18.18% 4
Yorkshire +8 26 £43,000 -42.66% 3
West Yorkshire +22 23 £43,000 -34.09% 3
Edinburgh +25 22 £30,000 -38.30% 4
Berkshire -3 22 £50,000 +29.87% 4
East of England +5 21 £52,500 +16.66% 2
West Midlands +12 20 £35,661 -22.89% 1
North West -7 19 £40,000 -25.92% 3
Leeds +28 18 £43,000 -46.25% 2
Wiltshire +19 18 £46,377 -15.67% 4
Swindon +14 18 £46,377 -15.67% 3
Hertfordshire +7 17 £52,500 -4.54% 1
Manchester +12 15 - - 1
Bracknell +25 12 £50,000 +163.15%
Gloucestershire +7 11 £39,000 -
Glasgow +14 8 £51,000 +27.50% 2
Hemel Hempstead - 8 £52,500 - 1
Birmingham -6 7 £55,000 +10.00% 1
Buckinghamshire - 7 £30,750 - 1
Southwark - 7 £44,750 -
Reading +5 6 £48,750 -25.00%
East Midlands -9 6 £34,000 -20.00% 2
Warwickshire - 6 £32,956 -
Warwick - 6 £32,956 -
Halifax +6 5 £34,750 -

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 241 (38.50%) Finance
2 197 (31.47%) Windows
3 196 (31.31%) Retail
4 195 (31.15%) Banking
5 173 (27.64%) IBM
6 135 (21.57%) Linux
7 116 (18.53%) Analytical Skills
8 115 (18.37%) Oracle
9 113 (18.05%) SQL
10 106 (16.93%) Java
11 102 (16.29%) Microsoft
12 101 (16.13%) UNIX
13 100 (15.97%) WebSphere
14 99 (15.81%) SQL Server
15 91 (14.54%) Change Management
16 84 (13.42%) .NET
17 75 (11.98%) Mentoring
18 70 (11.18%) VMware
19 68 (10.86%) Active Directory
20 65 (10.38%) C#
21 63 (10.06%) QA
21 63 (10.06%) Apple iOS
22 60 (9.58%) Degree
23 57 (9.11%) Web Services
23 57 (9.11%) DNS
23 57 (9.11%) VMware Infrastructure
24 56 (8.95%) Windows Server 2008
24 56 (8.95%) Coaching
25 55 (8.79%) SDLC
26 54 (8.63%) ITIL

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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
1 100 (15.97%) WebSphere
2 41 (6.55%) SharePoint
3 30 (4.79%) IIS
4 28 (4.47%) WebSphere Application Server
5 23 (3.67%) BizTalk Server
6 21 (3.35%) MS Exchange
7 19 (3.04%) Lotus Domino
8 18 (2.88%) WebSphere Portal
9 16 (2.56%) Apache
9 16 (2.56%) IBM Connections
10 14 (2.24%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
11 12 (1.92%) JBoss
11 12 (1.92%) WebLogic
12 9 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2010
12 9 (1.44%) Tomcat
13 8 (1.28%) Lync
14 7 (1.12%) SharePoint Server
14 7 (1.12%) CICS
15 6 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2007
16 5 (0.80%) Drupal
Applications
1 48 (7.67%) MS Excel
2 39 (6.23%) MS Office
3 13 (2.08%) MS Visio
4 11 (1.76%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (1.12%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.32%) InDesign
7 1 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 13 (2.08%) Oracle General Ledger
1 13 (2.08%) Oracle Payables
2 7 (1.12%) Cognos TM1
3 5 (0.80%) BASE24
4 4 (0.64%) Magento
5 2 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.16%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 18 (2.88%) Office 365
2 5 (0.80%) SaaS
2 5 (0.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.80%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.48%) Google Apps
5 2 (0.32%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 57 (9.11%) DNS
2 49 (7.83%) SAN
3 45 (7.19%) VPN
4 43 (6.87%) Firewall
5 41 (6.55%) TCP/IP
5 41 (6.55%) Internet
6 34 (5.43%) ATM
7 29 (4.63%) LAN
8 25 (3.99%) WAN
9 23 (3.67%) SSL
10 21 (3.35%) DHCP
11 20 (3.19%) VoIP
12 18 (2.88%) Intranet
12 18 (2.88%) VLAN
13 16 (2.56%) Broadband
14 14 (2.24%) HTTP
15 12 (1.92%) Wi-Fi
16 9 (1.44%) Wireless
16 9 (1.44%) LDAP
16 9 (1.44%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (15.81%) SQL Server
2 52 (8.31%) DB2
3 28 (4.47%) Oracle Database
4 24 (3.83%) Oracle Database 11g
5 22 (3.51%) SQL Server 2008
6 14 (2.24%) Data Warehouse
7 13 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 11 (1.76%) MySQL
9 10 (1.60%) DataStage
9 10 (1.60%) Data Mining
9 10 (1.60%) JasperReports
10 8 (1.28%) SQL Server 2005
10 8 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
11 7 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (1.12%) NoSQL
11 7 (1.12%) Crystal Reports
12 6 (0.96%) MS Access
12 6 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 6 (0.96%) BusinessObjects XI
13 5 (0.80%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 22 (3.51%) Jenkins
2 20 (3.19%) ClearCase
3 8 (1.28%) Visual Studio
4 7 (1.12%) NCover
4 7 (1.12%) FxCop
4 7 (1.12%) NUnit
4 7 (1.12%) CruiseControl
5 6 (0.96%) Xcode
6 5 (0.80%) Git (software)
6 5 (0.80%) Maven
6 5 (0.80%) Eclipse
7 4 (0.64%) LoadRunner
7 4 (0.64%) JMeter
8 3 (0.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (0.32%) JIRA
9 2 (0.32%) Subversion
9 2 (0.32%) Redmine
9 2 (0.32%) Fiddler
10 1 (0.16%) WinDbg
10 1 (0.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 241 (38.50%) Finance
2 196 (31.31%) Retail
3 195 (31.15%) Banking
4 43 (6.87%) Telecoms
5 27 (4.31%) Marketing
6 24 (3.83%) Corporate Banking
7 21 (3.35%) Manufacturing
8 13 (2.08%) General Ledger
9 10 (1.60%) Arabic Language
9 10 (1.60%) Russian Language
10 8 (1.28%) Electronics
11 7 (1.12%) Games
12 6 (0.96%) Law
12 6 (0.96%) Billing
12 6 (0.96%) Investment Banking
13 5 (0.80%) German Language
13 5 (0.80%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.64%) French Language
15 3 (0.48%) Publishing
15 3 (0.48%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (13.42%) .NET
2 57 (9.11%) Web Services
3 53 (8.47%) XML
4 43 (6.87%) HTML
5 32 (5.11%) WebSphere MQ
6 30 (4.79%) J2EE
7 28 (4.47%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 23 (3.67%) Middleware
9 18 (2.88%) CSS
10 13 (2.08%) MSMQ
11 11 (1.76%) ASP.NET
12 10 (1.60%) HTML5
13 8 (1.28%) jQuery
14 7 (1.12%) ASP.NET MVC
14 7 (1.12%) REST
14 7 (1.12%) Ajax
14 7 (1.12%) WCF
14 7 (1.12%) NHibernate
14 7 (1.12%) SOAP
15 6 (0.96%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 116 (18.53%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (6.87%) Mainframe
3 36 (5.75%) Blackberry
4 27 (4.31%) Clustering
5 25 (3.99%) Data Centre
6 24 (3.83%) Computer Science
6 24 (3.83%) Management Information System
7 17 (2.72%) Social Media
7 17 (2.72%) Online Banking
8 15 (2.40%) LPAR
8 15 (2.40%) Replication
9 12 (1.92%) HACMP
9 12 (1.92%) IBM Mainframe
10 10 (1.60%) Cryptography
10 10 (1.60%) Tandem
10 10 (1.60%) User Experience
10 10 (1.60%) Mobile App
10 10 (1.60%) Reference Data
11 9 (1.44%) DataPower
11 9 (1.44%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 197 (31.47%) Windows
2 135 (21.57%) Linux
3 101 (16.13%) UNIX
4 63 (10.06%) Apple iOS
5 56 (8.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 52 (8.31%) Windows Server 2003
7 50 (7.99%) AIX
8 47 (7.51%) Android
9 37 (5.91%) Windows Server 2012
10 36 (5.75%) Solaris
11 33 (5.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 31 (4.95%) Windows 7
13 16 (2.56%) Windows XP
14 12 (1.92%) HPUX
15 9 (1.44%) zOS
16 6 (0.96%) SUSE
16 6 (0.96%) Ubuntu
17 5 (0.80%) Windows 8
18 4 (0.64%) Debian
18 4 (0.64%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (14.54%) Change Management
2 75 (11.98%) Mentoring
3 56 (8.95%) Coaching
4 55 (8.79%) SDLC
5 54 (8.63%) ITIL
6 48 (7.67%) SOA
6 48 (7.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 44 (7.03%) Performance Tuning
8 42 (6.71%) Analytics
9 38 (6.07%) Service Delivery
10 33 (5.27%) UML
10 33 (5.27%) Project Management
10 33 (5.27%) Continuous Improvement
11 31 (4.95%) Software Delivery
12 27 (4.31%) Time Management
13 23 (3.67%) Asset Management
13 23 (3.67%) Software Engineering
14 22 (3.51%) Systems Analysis
14 22 (3.51%) Programme Management
15 21 (3.35%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 113 (18.05%) SQL
2 106 (16.93%) Java
3 65 (10.38%) C#
4 45 (7.19%) Shell Script
5 40 (6.39%) Perl
6 35 (5.59%) PowerShell
7 31 (4.95%) JavaScript
7 31 (4.95%) PL/SQL
8 24 (3.83%) COBOL
9 21 (3.35%) C++
9 21 (3.35%) T-SQL
10 20 (3.19%) VBScript
11 18 (2.88%) C
11 18 (2.88%) PHP
12 17 (2.72%) JCL
13 11 (1.76%) Python
14 6 (0.96%) VB.NET
14 6 (0.96%) Korn
15 5 (0.80%) Bash Shell
15 5 (0.80%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 60 (9.58%) Degree
2 31 (4.95%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (2.72%) Security Cleared
3 17 (2.72%) CCNP
4 16 (2.56%) IBM Certification
5 15 (2.40%) CCNA
6 14 (2.24%) SC Cleared
7 13 (2.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 10 (1.60%) VCP5
9 8 (1.28%) RHCE
10 6 (0.96%) IBM AIX Certification
10 6 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (0.96%) VCP4
11 5 (0.80%) CCENT
11 5 (0.80%) MCSE
11 5 (0.80%) MCP
12 3 (0.48%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.48%) MCSA
12 3 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.32%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (10.06%) QA
2 10 (1.60%) SLA
3 6 (0.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 6 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.80%) ISO 8583
4 5 (0.80%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.64%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.32%) COBIT
System Software
1 68 (10.86%) Active Directory
2 57 (9.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (3.99%) Hyper-V
4 14 (2.24%) vSphere
5 12 (1.92%) XenApp
6 9 (1.44%) PowerHA
6 9 (1.44%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (0.96%) XenDesktop
8 5 (0.80%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 5 (0.80%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 5 (0.80%) NFS
9 4 (0.64%) Firmware
9 4 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.48%) Tivoli Directory Server
10 3 (0.48%) VMware Server
11 2 (0.32%) RACF
11 2 (0.32%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.32%) Samba
11 2 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.32%) Xen
Systems Management
1 26 (4.15%) SCOM
2 20 (3.19%) SCCM
3 13 (2.08%) Tivoli
3 13 (2.08%) TeamSite
4 10 (1.60%) CA Endevor
4 10 (1.60%) Puppet
5 8 (1.28%) NetBackup
5 8 (1.28%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 7 (1.12%) Red Hat Satellite
7 6 (0.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 6 (0.96%) Oracle RMAN
8 5 (0.80%) SCVMM
8 5 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (0.80%) Cobbler
8 5 (0.80%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 5 (0.80%) BMC PATROL
9 4 (0.64%) Control-M
9 4 (0.64%) Nagios
9 4 (0.64%) WSUS
9 4 (0.64%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 173 (27.64%) IBM
2 115 (18.37%) Oracle
3 102 (16.29%) Microsoft
4 70 (11.18%) VMware
5 53 (8.47%) HP
6 51 (8.15%) Cisco
7 40 (6.39%) Apple
8 37 (5.91%) Red Hat
9 27 (4.31%) Citrix
10 20 (3.19%) EMC
10 20 (3.19%) Actimize
11 19 (3.04%) Sun
12 18 (2.88%) Hitachi
13 16 (2.56%) PeopleSoft
14 15 (2.40%) NetApp
14 15 (2.40%) Dell
14 15 (2.40%) Veritas
15 13 (2.08%) Splunk
15 13 (2.08%) Hyperion
15 13 (2.08%) Avaya
Chester, Cheshire
Eames Consulting
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum Up to £60k + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Acumin
Salary: From £65,000 to £77,000 per annum + Excellent package and Bonus
Posted: 10 hours ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Venturi
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + benefits & bonus
Posted: 11 hours ago
South East London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £36,000 to £53,000 per annum + Bonus + Award Winning Benefits Pac
Posted: Yesterday
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £42,000 to £64,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
networx
Salary: £competitive salary + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
FT Select
Salary: From £35,000 to £43,000 per annum Plus oncall + company benefits packa
Posted: Yesterday
UK
FT Select
Salary: From £35,000 to £43,000 per annum Plus oncall + company benefits packa
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: £55K + Bonus, Health and Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
NES IT
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Strong benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Harrow, Middlesex
Salt
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £36125 - £61215 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
South East London
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £36125 - £61215 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £36125 - £61215 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
South East London
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £36125 - £61215 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago