The table below looks at the statistics 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 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Specialist
Rank 190 193 187
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 24 15 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.44% 0.27% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.29% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 17 13 9
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 £37,300 £41,200 £36,200
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £41,800
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +17.56%
Technical Specialist
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region. 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
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5263 5185 4522
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.40% 94.74% 94.90%
Number of salaries quoted 4363 4380 3885
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 £24,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 7 £50,000 - 1
Warwickshire - 6 £37,000 -
Coventry +3 5 £42,500 -
Herefordshire - 4 £45,000 -
Solihull - 1 £45,000 -
West Bromwich - 1 £37,500 -
Technical Specialist
England

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 25 (80.65%) Windows
2 14 (45.16%) Citrix
2 14 (45.16%) SCCM
3 13 (41.94%) Active Directory
4 12 (38.71%) ITIL
5 11 (35.48%) VMware
5 11 (35.48%) VMware Infrastructure
6 9 (29.03%) Microsoft
6 9 (29.03%) Telecoms
6 9 (29.03%) Degree
6 9 (29.03%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (25.81%) Cisco
7 8 (25.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (25.81%) XenDesktop
8 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (22.58%) SCOM
9 6 (19.35%) PRINCE2
9 6 (19.35%) Solaris
9 6 (19.35%) Linux
9 6 (19.35%) GPRS
9 6 (19.35%) VPN
9 6 (19.35%) Internet
9 6 (19.35%) Finance
9 6 (19.35%) Hyper-V
9 6 (19.35%) 4G
9 6 (19.35%) Root Cause Analysis
9 6 (19.35%) Mobile App
10 5 (16.13%) Java
10 5 (16.13%) SQL
10 5 (16.13%) AIX

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

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 5 (16.13%) Apache
1 5 (16.13%) Tomcat
2 4 (12.90%) WebLogic
3 3 (9.68%) MS Exchange
4 2 (6.45%) Lync
4 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (3.23%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (3.23%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (16.13%) MS Excel
2 3 (9.68%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (19.35%) GPRS
1 6 (19.35%) VPN
1 6 (19.35%) Internet
1 6 (19.35%) 4G
2 4 (12.90%) LDAP
3 3 (9.68%) LAN
3 3 (9.68%) WAN
3 3 (9.68%) Firewall
4 2 (6.45%) Symposium
4 2 (6.45%) NetScaler
4 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
4 2 (6.45%) DNS
4 2 (6.45%) SAN
5 1 (3.23%) DHCP
5 1 (3.23%) NAS
5 1 (3.23%) Unified Communications
5 1 (3.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (12.90%) MSI
2 2 (6.45%) AdminStudio
3 1 (3.23%) InstallShield
General
1 9 (29.03%) Telecoms
2 6 (19.35%) Finance
3 1 (3.23%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.90%) HTML
2 3 (9.68%) Application Packaging
3 1 (3.23%) J2EE
3 1 (3.23%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) Mobile App
2 5 (16.13%) Statistics
3 2 (6.45%) Clustering
4 1 (3.23%) Open Source
4 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 25 (80.65%) Windows
2 9 (29.03%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (25.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (19.35%) Solaris
5 6 (19.35%) Linux
6 5 (16.13%) AIX
7 4 (12.90%) Windows 2000
7 4 (12.90%) SUSE
8 3 (9.68%) Windows 7
9 2 (6.45%) UNIX
10 1 (3.23%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (38.71%) ITIL
2 6 (19.35%) PRINCE2
2 6 (19.35%) Root Cause Analysis
3 5 (16.13%) Resource Management
3 5 (16.13%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (16.13%) Change Management
3 5 (16.13%) Incident Management
4 4 (12.90%) Web Development
5 3 (9.68%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (6.45%) Business Continuity
6 2 (6.45%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (3.23%) Migration
7 1 (3.23%) Service Delivery
7 1 (3.23%) Compatibility Testing
7 1 (3.23%) Time Management
7 1 (3.23%) ITIL V3
7 1 (3.23%) Problem Management
7 1 (3.23%) Release Management
7 1 (3.23%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.13%) Java
1 5 (16.13%) SQL
1 5 (16.13%) Shell Script
2 4 (12.90%) Korn
2 4 (12.90%) Perl
3 2 (6.45%) VBScript
3 2 (6.45%) VB
3 2 (6.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (29.03%) Degree
2 5 (16.13%) Security Cleared
2 5 (16.13%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (12.90%) MCSE
3 4 (12.90%) CCA
3 4 (12.90%) Citrix Certification
3 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (6.45%) MCP
5 1 (3.23%) HND
5 1 (3.23%) MCITP
5 1 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 13 (41.94%) Active Directory
2 11 (35.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (25.81%) XenDesktop
4 6 (19.35%) Hyper-V
5 4 (12.90%) XenApp
5 4 (12.90%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 14 (45.16%) SCCM
2 7 (22.58%) SCOM
3 4 (12.90%) CA SiteMinder
4 2 (6.45%) SCVMM
4 2 (6.45%) AppDNA
4 2 (6.45%) SCDPM
4 2 (6.45%) SCOrch
4 2 (6.45%) SCSM
Vendors
1 14 (45.16%) Citrix
2 11 (35.48%) VMware
3 9 (29.03%) Microsoft
4 8 (25.81%) Cisco
5 5 (16.13%) Sun
6 4 (12.90%) CA
6 4 (12.90%) AppSense
7 3 (9.68%) NetApp
8 1 (3.23%) Avaya
8 1 (3.23%) HP
8 1 (3.23%) Dell
8 1 (3.23%) Nortel
8 1 (3.23%) Mitel
8 1 (3.23%) LANDesk
8 1 (3.23%) Dialogic
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £55K basic + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago