The first table below looks at the demand for the Technical Specialist role in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Specialist
Rank 194 196 194
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 15 16 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.28% 0.29% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.30% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 13 16 8
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £35,500 £34,750
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £42,200
UK excluding London average salary £46,250 £40,000 £37,250
% change year-on-year
+15.62% +7.38%
Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5091 5260 4665
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.75% 94.72% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 4259 4417 4052
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Technical Specialist
England

Technical Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Technical Specialist in the job title across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Technical Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Technical Specialist
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Technical Specialist across the West Midlands region.

Technical Specialist Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Technical Specialist
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Technical Specialist across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

Technical Specialist Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Technical Specialist
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Specialist within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014. 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
Birmingham +2 6 £51,250 +2.50% 1
Coventry - 4 £41,250 - 1
Herefordshire - 2 £45,000 - 1
Warwickshire - 2 - - 1
Solihull -11 1 £45,000 +26.76%
Technical Specialist
England

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region 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 19 (63.33%) Windows
2 11 (36.67%) ITIL
3 10 (33.33%) Citrix
3 10 (33.33%) SCCM
4 9 (30.00%) Active Directory
4 9 (30.00%) Solaris
4 9 (30.00%) Linux
5 8 (26.67%) Java
5 8 (26.67%) AIX
5 8 (26.67%) Apache
5 8 (26.67%) Shell Script
5 8 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (23.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (23.33%) VMware
6 7 (23.33%) Korn
6 7 (23.33%) CA
6 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
6 7 (23.33%) LDAP
6 7 (23.33%) Perl
6 7 (23.33%) Windows 2000
7 6 (20.00%) Tomcat
7 6 (20.00%) Sun
7 6 (20.00%) Incident Management
7 6 (20.00%) Degree
7 6 (20.00%) Change Management
7 6 (20.00%) XenDesktop
8 5 (16.67%) Hyper-V
8 5 (16.67%) Telecoms
8 5 (16.67%) SUSE
8 5 (16.67%) Web Development

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region 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 8 (26.67%) Apache
2 6 (20.00%) Tomcat
3 5 (16.67%) WebLogic
4 2 (6.67%) MS Exchange
4 2 (6.67%) Lync
5 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (3.33%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (3.33%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (23.33%) LDAP
2 3 (10.00%) LAN
2 3 (10.00%) WAN
2 3 (10.00%) Internet
3 2 (6.67%) Firewall
3 2 (6.67%) GPRS
3 2 (6.67%) VPN
3 2 (6.67%) 4G
3 2 (6.67%) NetScaler
4 1 (3.33%) DNS
4 1 (3.33%) SAN
4 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.33%) Wireless
4 1 (3.33%) Symposium
4 1 (3.33%) NAS
4 1 (3.33%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (6.67%) DTS
2 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database 12c
2 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (13.33%) MSI
2 2 (6.67%) AdminStudio
3 1 (3.33%) InstallShield
General
1 5 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 4 (13.33%) Finance
3 3 (10.00%) Marketing
4 2 (6.67%) Retail
5 1 (3.33%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.67%) HTML
2 3 (10.00%) Application Packaging
3 1 (3.33%) J2EE
3 1 (3.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Clustering
2 2 (6.67%) Statistics
2 2 (6.67%) Mobile App
2 2 (6.67%) Replication
3 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.33%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 19 (63.33%) Windows
2 9 (30.00%) Solaris
2 9 (30.00%) Linux
3 8 (26.67%) AIX
4 7 (23.33%) Windows 2000
5 5 (16.67%) SUSE
5 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (13.33%) UNIX
6 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
8 1 (3.33%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (36.67%) ITIL
2 8 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (20.00%) Change Management
3 6 (20.00%) Incident Management
4 5 (16.67%) Web Development
5 3 (10.00%) Service Delivery
5 3 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (10.00%) Migration
5 3 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (6.67%) High Availability
6 2 (6.67%) Change Control
6 2 (6.67%) Analytics
6 2 (6.67%) Performance Testing
6 2 (6.67%) PRINCE2
6 2 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (6.67%) Project Management
6 2 (6.67%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (6.67%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (26.67%) Java
1 8 (26.67%) Shell Script
2 7 (23.33%) Korn
2 7 (23.33%) Perl
3 2 (6.67%) SQL
3 2 (6.67%) VBScript
3 2 (6.67%) VB
3 2 (6.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (20.00%) Degree
2 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (10.00%) MCSE
4 2 (6.67%) MCSA
4 2 (6.67%) CCA
4 2 (6.67%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (6.67%) OCP
4 2 (6.67%) Oracle Certification
4 2 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
4 2 (6.67%) MCP
5 1 (3.33%) MCITP
5 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 9 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (23.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (20.00%) XenDesktop
4 5 (16.67%) Hyper-V
5 4 (13.33%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (6.67%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (6.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (33.33%) SCCM
2 5 (16.67%) CA SiteMinder
3 4 (13.33%) SCOM
4 2 (6.67%) Data Guard
4 2 (6.67%) AppDNA
5 1 (3.33%) SCDPM
5 1 (3.33%) SCOrch
5 1 (3.33%) SCSM
5 1 (3.33%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 10 (33.33%) Citrix
2 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (23.33%) VMware
2 7 (23.33%) CA
3 6 (20.00%) Sun
4 4 (13.33%) Cisco
5 3 (10.00%) NetApp
6 2 (6.67%) Mercator
6 2 (6.67%) AppSense
6 2 (6.67%) Oracle
7 1 (3.33%) Avaya
7 1 (3.33%) HP
7 1 (3.33%) Dell
7 1 (3.33%) Nortel
7 1 (3.33%) Mitel
7 1 (3.33%) Dialogic
Herefordshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + + 5K relocation + out of hours
Posted: 6 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £55K basic + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £38000.00 - £48000.00 per annum + Health & Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Rugby, Warwickshire
Airwave
Posted: 15 days ago