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

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Specialist
Rank 705 607 639
Rank change year-on-year
-98 +32
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 240 394 397
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.36% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.37% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 158 229 258
Median salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,950 £25,450 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £60,750
UK excluding London median salary £46,768 £45,000 £40,250
% change year-on-year
+3.92% +11.80%

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
99004 106428 116772
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.24% 96.46% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 83229 86820 94728
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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 3 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 3 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 -80 220 £49,375 +9.72% 12
London -51 93 £55,000 +22.90% 4
South East +39 68 £47,500 -5.00% 2
West Midlands -6 29 £37,500 +3.88% 5
Birmingham +2 25 £26,000 -52.72% 1
Berkshire 0 23 £47,500 -5.00%
Hampshire +25 20 £45,000 - 1
City of London +37 19 £57,500 +53.33% 1
South West -10 19 £39,421 -12.39%
Scotland -14 13 £56,000 +30.23% 1
Wiltshire -17 13 £39,421 -14.99%
Surrey - 13 £60,000 - 1
Southampton +14 12 £44,125 -
Swindon -15 11 £39,421 -12.39%
Reading +23 10 £45,000 -10.00%
Edinburgh -15 9 £59,000 +63.88% 1
Gloucester +6 6 - -
West Yorkshire +1 6 £22,500 -47.67%
Gloucestershire -5 6 - -
Yorkshire -11 6 £22,500 -47.67%
Leeds -13 6 £22,500 -47.67%
Milton Keynes +23 5 £32,500 -13.33%
Buckinghamshire +15 5 £32,500 -13.33%
Bracknell -11 5 £21,000 -58.00%
Glasgow -7 4 £45,000 -
New Malden - 4 £57,500 -
East Midlands +12 3 £45,000 +37.40%
Maidenhead -2 3 £62,500 +4.16%
Slough - 3 £55,000 -
Coventry +1 2 £43,500 -27.50% 3

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 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.

1 185 (35.04%) Windows
2 133 (25.19%) Linux
3 123 (23.30%) SQL
3 123 (23.30%) Banking
4 117 (22.16%) Finance
5 112 (21.21%) Unix
6 104 (19.70%) Retail
7 103 (19.51%) Microsoft
8 88 (16.67%) IBM
9 85 (16.10%) Oracle
10 84 (15.91%) Windows Server
11 76 (14.39%) SQL Server
12 69 (13.07%) Java
12 69 (13.07%) Cisco
13 66 (12.50%) Active Directory
14 62 (11.74%) .NET
14 62 (11.74%) MS Excel
15 60 (11.36%) VMware
16 59 (11.17%) Service Delivery
17 57 (10.80%) Web Services
18 52 (9.85%) Analytical Skills
19 49 (9.28%) Stakeholder Management
19 49 (9.28%) ITIL
20 48 (9.09%) CRM
21 46 (8.71%) Windows Server 2008
22 45 (8.52%) PowerShell
23 44 (8.33%) HP
24 43 (8.14%) Project Management
24 43 (8.14%) Degree
25 41 (7.77%) Service Management

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 28 (5.30%) WebSphere
2 27 (5.11%) SharePoint
3 21 (3.98%) MS Exchange
4 20 (3.79%) Apache
5 19 (3.60%) WebSphere Application Server
6 14 (2.65%) SAS
7 13 (2.46%) IIS
8 10 (1.89%) MQSeries
9 9 (1.70%) BizTalk Server
9 9 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2010
9 9 (1.70%) JBoss
9 9 (1.70%) Tomcat
10 8 (1.52%) SharePoint 2013
11 6 (1.14%) SharePoint 2010
12 5 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2007
12 5 (0.95%) Skype for Business
13 4 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2003
14 3 (0.57%) OpenStack
15 2 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
15 2 (0.38%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 62 (11.74%) MS Excel
2 20 (3.79%) MS Office
3 6 (1.14%) InfoPath
4 4 (0.76%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.19%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 22 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (3.22%) BASE24
3 13 (2.46%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.95%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.57%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.57%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.57%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (0.57%) Unit4 Business World
6 2 (0.38%) Findur
6 2 (0.38%) Lorenzo
6 2 (0.38%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.38%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.19%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.19%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 1 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 27 (5.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (4.55%) Office 365
3 18 (3.41%) SaaS
4 10 (1.89%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.19%) Amazon Glacier
6 1 (0.19%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.19%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.19%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.19%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 38 (7.20%) SAN
2 36 (6.82%) DNS
3 32 (6.06%) Firewall
4 26 (4.92%) Ethernet
4 26 (4.92%) MPLS
5 24 (4.55%) SSL
6 23 (4.36%) WAN
7 22 (4.17%) TCP/IP
8 20 (3.79%) DHCP
9 19 (3.60%) HTTP
10 18 (3.41%) Network Security
10 18 (3.41%) VPN
11 17 (3.22%) ATM
12 16 (3.03%) LAN
13 12 (2.27%) FTP
13 12 (2.27%) HTTPS
13 12 (2.27%) Internet
14 11 (2.08%) SMTP
15 10 (1.89%) BIG-IP
15 10 (1.89%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (14.39%) SQL Server
2 35 (6.63%) DB2
3 23 (4.36%) Data Warehouse
4 22 (4.17%) Relational Database
5 18 (3.41%) MySQL
6 15 (2.84%) IBM InfoSphere
7 13 (2.46%) DataStage
8 11 (2.08%) MS Access
9 9 (1.70%) Oracle Database
10 8 (1.52%) NoSQL
11 7 (1.33%) Big Data
11 7 (1.33%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 7 (1.33%) Hadoop
11 7 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (0.95%) BusinessObjects
12 5 (0.95%) EDRMS
12 5 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
12 5 (0.95%) QualityStage
12 5 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (1.14%) Git (software)
1 6 (1.14%) Jenkins
2 4 (0.76%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (0.76%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.19%) JIRA
3 1 (0.19%) JMeter
3 1 (0.19%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.19%) LoadUI
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.19%) Ranorex
3 1 (0.19%) Redmine
3 1 (0.19%) Selenium
3 1 (0.19%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.19%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.19%) TestComplete
3 1 (0.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.19%) WebDriver
General
1 123 (23.30%) Banking
2 117 (22.16%) Finance
3 104 (19.70%) Retail
4 14 (2.65%) Marketing
5 13 (2.46%) Investment Banking
6 12 (2.27%) Publishing
7 8 (1.52%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.14%) Advertising
8 6 (1.14%) Back Office
8 6 (1.14%) Dutch Language
9 5 (0.95%) Arabic Language
9 5 (0.95%) Front Office
9 5 (0.95%) Legal
9 5 (0.95%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.95%) Russian Language
10 2 (0.38%) Electronics
10 2 (0.38%) Games
11 1 (0.19%) French Language
11 1 (0.19%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.19%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (11.74%) .NET
2 57 (10.80%) Web Services
3 40 (7.58%) Middleware
4 27 (5.11%) HTML
5 21 (3.98%) XML
6 16 (3.03%) ASP.NET
7 14 (2.65%) CSS
8 13 (2.46%) LAMP
9 11 (2.08%) IBM Integration Bus
10 7 (1.33%) HTML5
10 7 (1.33%) SOAP
11 5 (0.95%) LAPP Stack
11 5 (0.95%) REST
11 5 (0.95%) WCF
11 5 (0.95%) WebSphere MQ
11 5 (0.95%) Windows SharePoint Services
11 5 (0.95%) XMPP
12 4 (0.76%) ISPF
12 4 (0.76%) JSP
13 3 (0.57%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 52 (9.85%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (7.58%) Data Centre
3 23 (4.36%) Computer Science
3 23 (4.36%) Mainframe
4 20 (3.79%) Management Information System
5 17 (3.22%) EFT
6 13 (2.46%) Enterprise Software
7 12 (2.27%) Contactless
7 12 (2.27%) SWIFT
8 10 (1.89%) Clustering
8 10 (1.89%) CMDB
8 10 (1.89%) Credit Risk
9 9 (1.70%) DataPower
9 9 (1.70%) EPoS
9 9 (1.70%) IBM Mainframe
10 7 (1.33%) N-Tier
10 7 (1.33%) PKI
10 7 (1.33%) Security Operations Centre
11 6 (1.14%) Client/Server
11 6 (1.14%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 185 (35.04%) Windows
2 133 (25.19%) Linux
3 112 (21.21%) Unix
4 84 (15.91%) Windows Server
5 46 (8.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 40 (7.58%) AIX
7 37 (7.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 34 (6.44%) Windows Server 2012
9 31 (5.87%) Solaris
10 20 (3.79%) Windows Server 2003
11 19 (3.60%) Windows 7
12 11 (2.08%) Android
13 10 (1.89%) Apple iOS
13 10 (1.89%) Windows 10
14 9 (1.70%) Oracle Linux
14 9 (1.70%) Windows XP
15 8 (1.52%) SUSE
15 8 (1.52%) zOS
16 5 (0.95%) CentOS
16 5 (0.95%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (11.17%) Service Delivery
2 49 (9.28%) ITIL
2 49 (9.28%) Stakeholder Management
3 48 (9.09%) CRM
4 43 (8.14%) Project Management
5 41 (7.77%) Service Management
6 38 (7.20%) Configuration Management
7 35 (6.63%) Presales
8 32 (6.06%) SDLC
9 30 (5.68%) Change Management
10 28 (5.30%) Continuous Improvement
10 28 (5.30%) Mentoring
10 28 (5.30%) Performance Monitoring
11 26 (4.92%) Analytics
11 26 (4.92%) Network Management
12 23 (4.36%) Agile Software Development
13 20 (3.79%) Data Analytics
13 20 (3.79%) Root Cause Analysis
14 19 (3.60%) Migration
15 18 (3.41%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 123 (23.30%) SQL
2 69 (13.07%) Java
3 45 (8.52%) PowerShell
4 33 (6.25%) C#
5 32 (6.06%) Python
6 30 (5.68%) Bash Shell
7 29 (5.49%) Perl
7 29 (5.49%) Shell Script
8 16 (3.03%) VBScript
9 13 (2.46%) JavaScript
10 12 (2.27%) C
11 10 (1.89%) X++
12 9 (1.70%) PHP
12 9 (1.70%) VB
13 8 (1.52%) C++
14 7 (1.33%) T-SQL
15 6 (1.14%) PL/SQL
16 4 (0.76%) Assembly Language
16 4 (0.76%) COBOL
16 4 (0.76%) REXX
Qualifications
1 43 (8.14%) Degree
2 31 (5.87%) Security Cleared
3 30 (5.68%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (3.60%) DV Cleared
5 17 (3.22%) CCNA
6 16 (3.03%) CCNP
7 15 (2.84%) MCSE
7 15 (2.84%) Microsoft Certification
8 14 (2.65%) CISSP
9 12 (2.27%) SC Cleared
10 10 (1.89%) CISM
11 9 (1.70%) CCNP Voice
12 8 (1.52%) ISEB
13 6 (1.14%) CCA
13 6 (1.14%) Citrix Certification
14 5 (0.95%) CCVP
14 5 (0.95%) PMI Certification
15 4 (0.76%) CCIE
15 4 (0.76%) CCSE
15 4 (0.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.36%) QA
2 12 (2.27%) SLA
3 3 (0.57%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.38%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.38%) ISO 8583
4 2 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 14443
4 2 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.19%) COBIT
5 1 (0.19%) HL7
System Software
1 66 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 32 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (2.46%) VMware ESX
4 12 (2.27%) XenApp
5 11 (2.08%) Hyper-V
6 9 (1.70%) Snort
7 8 (1.52%) Firmware
8 6 (1.14%) vSphere
9 4 (0.76%) Time Sharing Option
9 4 (0.76%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 3 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.57%) XenServer
11 2 (0.38%) DFS Replication
11 2 (0.38%) NFS
11 2 (0.38%) Shibboleth
11 2 (0.38%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 2 (0.38%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.19%) RACF
12 1 (0.19%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 15 (2.84%) NetBackup
1 15 (2.84%) SCOM
2 14 (2.65%) McAfee ePO
3 13 (2.46%) SCCM
4 12 (2.27%) Tivoli
5 10 (1.89%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 10 (1.89%) Oracle RMAN
5 10 (1.89%) Oracle ZFS
5 10 (1.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 9 (1.70%) Cisco CUCM
6 9 (1.70%) Cisco UCCX
6 9 (1.70%) Puppet
7 8 (1.52%) Unicenter
8 5 (0.95%) Cisco UCCE
8 5 (0.95%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 5 (0.95%) SELinux
9 4 (0.76%) Backup Exec
9 4 (0.76%) CA Endevor
9 4 (0.76%) HP UCMDB
9 4 (0.76%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 103 (19.51%) Microsoft
2 88 (16.67%) IBM
3 85 (16.10%) Oracle
4 69 (13.07%) Cisco
5 60 (11.36%) VMware
6 44 (8.33%) HP
7 38 (7.20%) Juniper
8 37 (7.01%) Red Hat
9 33 (6.25%) Citrix
10 32 (6.06%) EMC
11 22 (4.17%) SevOne
12 21 (3.98%) CA
13 17 (3.22%) NetApp
14 16 (3.03%) F5
14 16 (3.03%) Intel Security
15 15 (2.84%) Veritas
16 13 (2.46%) SAP
17 12 (2.27%) Sun
18 11 (2.08%) CheckPoint
18 11 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Extensive Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
South East London
Appoint Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + incentives, benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £50K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55k - £75k plus outstanding package
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Matt Burton Associates Ltd
Salary: £30k - 40k per year + Company Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £31000.00 - £42000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Connectus
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Pop Science
Salary: £40000.00 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Whiteley, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Specsavers
Salary: Competitive + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Woking
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £20000.00 - £28000.00 per annum + 28 days' holiday, free parking, etc.
Posted: 21 days ago
Warwickshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + fantastic benefits package
Posted: 22 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
EMIS Group
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 27 days ago