The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the West Midlands region that had Technical Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 24 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Specialist
Rank 180 215 207
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 58 20 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.95% 0.34% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.99% 0.35% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 22 18 12
Median salary £37,750 £36,097 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.57% -19.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £21,550 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,900 £64,300 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £46,377 £46,250
% change year-on-year
-8.35% +0.27%
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
5880 5673 5058
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.98% 95.88% 96.09%
Number of salaries quoted 4638 4655 4224
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Technical Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the West Midlands region that featured Technical Specialist in the job title.

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 24 July 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Specialist within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 July 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
Birmingham +21 43 £27,500 -47.61% 1
Coventry +11 8 £44,500 +11.25%
Staffordshire - 2 £35,000 -
Shropshire - 1 £47,500 -
Warwickshire - 1 £39,000 -
Technical Specialist
England

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 across the West Midlands region featuring Technical Specialist in the job title.

1 53 (62.35%) Service Delivery
2 51 (60.00%) Data Centre
3 35 (41.18%) Continuous Improvement
3 35 (41.18%) Line Management
3 35 (41.18%) CMDB
4 31 (36.47%) Degree
4 31 (36.47%) Linux
5 26 (30.59%) Publishing
5 26 (30.59%) Computer Science
5 26 (30.59%) Presales
6 25 (29.41%) SQL
7 24 (28.24%) Unix
7 24 (28.24%) IBM
7 24 (28.24%) Microsoft
8 23 (27.06%) SAN
9 22 (25.88%) Solaris
9 22 (25.88%) Oracle
9 22 (25.88%) Finance
10 21 (24.71%) Firewall
10 21 (24.71%) Citrix
11 20 (23.53%) Firmware
11 20 (23.53%) NetBackup
12 19 (22.35%) Software Engineering
12 19 (22.35%) Migration
12 19 (22.35%) MS Excel
12 19 (22.35%) Requirements Analysis
13 18 (21.18%) Oracle ZFS
13 18 (21.18%) SQL Server
13 18 (21.18%) Veritas
14 17 (20.00%) Sun

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 17 (20.00%) Apache
2 11 (12.94%) IIS
3 5 (5.88%) MS Exchange
3 5 (5.88%) SharePoint
4 4 (4.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (4.71%) Tomcat
5 3 (3.53%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (3.53%) IBM Notes
5 3 (3.53%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.18%) CMS
6 1 (1.18%) Confluence
6 1 (1.18%) WebLogic
Applications
1 19 (22.35%) MS Excel
2 7 (8.24%) MS Office
2 7 (8.24%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (8.24%) Sentinel
2 2 (2.35%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.18%) Office 365
1 1 (1.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (27.06%) SAN
2 21 (24.71%) Firewall
3 9 (10.59%) WAN
4 8 (9.41%) DNS
4 8 (9.41%) SSL
5 7 (8.24%) Internet
6 5 (5.88%) Fibre Channel
7 4 (4.71%) Intranet
7 4 (4.71%) TCP/IP
8 3 (3.53%) LAN
8 3 (3.53%) Skype
8 3 (3.53%) SMTP
9 2 (2.35%) Symposium
10 1 (1.18%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (21.18%) SQL Server
2 13 (15.29%) DB2
2 13 (15.29%) MySQL
3 6 (7.06%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.35%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.35%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.35%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (2.35%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (3.53%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.18%) JIRA
2 1 (1.18%) Selenium
General
1 26 (30.59%) Publishing
2 22 (25.88%) Finance
3 14 (16.47%) Retail
4 6 (7.06%) Banking
5 4 (4.71%) Investment Banking
6 3 (3.53%) Retail Banking
7 2 (2.35%) Advertising
8 1 (1.18%) Back Office
8 1 (1.18%) French Language
8 1 (1.18%) Front Office
8 1 (1.18%) German Language
8 1 (1.18%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (15.29%) LAMP
2 6 (7.06%) .NET
3 5 (5.88%) Web Services
4 3 (3.53%) XML
5 2 (2.35%) COM
6 1 (1.18%) D-Bus
6 1 (1.18%) J2EE
6 1 (1.18%) JMS
6 1 (1.18%) Middleware
6 1 (1.18%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 51 (60.00%) Data Centre
2 35 (41.18%) CMDB
3 26 (30.59%) Computer Science
4 13 (15.29%) Clustering
5 10 (11.76%) Blackberry
6 7 (8.24%) Mobile Computing
7 3 (3.53%) Virtual Team
8 2 (2.35%) Management Information System
8 2 (2.35%) PKI
9 1 (1.18%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (1.18%) Cryptography
9 1 (1.18%) Driving Licence
9 1 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (1.18%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 31 (36.47%) Linux
2 24 (28.24%) Unix
3 22 (25.88%) Solaris
4 16 (18.82%) Windows
5 14 (16.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (16.47%) SUSE
6 13 (15.29%) AIX
7 7 (8.24%) Android
7 7 (8.24%) Apple iOS
7 7 (8.24%) Windows Mobile
7 7 (8.24%) Windows Server
8 6 (7.06%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (2.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (62.35%) Service Delivery
2 35 (41.18%) Continuous Improvement
2 35 (41.18%) Line Management
3 26 (30.59%) Presales
4 19 (22.35%) Migration
4 19 (22.35%) Requirements Analysis
4 19 (22.35%) Software Engineering
5 15 (17.65%) Customer Engagement
6 14 (16.47%) Technical Architecture
7 13 (15.29%) Performance Analysis
7 13 (15.29%) TOGAF
7 13 (15.29%) Zachman Framework
8 8 (9.41%) ITIL
8 8 (9.41%) Project Management
8 8 (9.41%) Service Management
9 7 (8.24%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (8.24%) Mobile Device Management
10 6 (7.06%) ITIL V3
10 6 (7.06%) PRINCE2
11 4 (4.71%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 25 (29.41%) SQL
2 14 (16.47%) Perl
2 14 (16.47%) Shell Script
3 3 (3.53%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.35%) C#
4 2 (2.35%) Korn
5 1 (1.18%) Java
5 1 (1.18%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 31 (36.47%) Degree
2 13 (15.29%) ISEB
3 8 (9.41%) Security Cleared
4 7 (8.24%) BPSS Clearance
4 7 (8.24%) LPIC
5 6 (7.06%) CCNA
5 6 (7.06%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (7.06%) PMI Certification
5 6 (7.06%) PMP
6 3 (3.53%) MCSE
6 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (2.35%) MCSA
7 2 (2.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.18%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.18%) MCITP
8 1 (1.18%) MCTS
8 1 (1.18%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.24%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.18%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (23.53%) Firmware
2 16 (18.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (16.47%) Active Directory
4 5 (5.88%) NFS
4 5 (5.88%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 3 (3.53%) XenApp
6 1 (1.18%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.18%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.18%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 20 (23.53%) NetBackup
2 18 (21.18%) Oracle ZFS
3 15 (17.65%) Oracle RMAN
4 13 (15.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 13 (15.29%) Unicenter
5 11 (12.94%) SCCM
6 8 (9.41%) SCOM
7 7 (8.24%) Backup Exec
8 4 (4.71%) Simpana
9 2 (2.35%) Data Guard
9 2 (2.35%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (2.35%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 24 (28.24%) IBM
1 24 (28.24%) Microsoft
2 22 (25.88%) Oracle
3 21 (24.71%) Citrix
4 18 (21.18%) Veritas
5 17 (20.00%) Sun
5 17 (20.00%) VMware
6 16 (18.82%) HP
7 15 (17.65%) Red Hat
8 13 (15.29%) CA
9 12 (14.12%) NetApp
10 8 (9.41%) Cisco
11 6 (7.06%) Brocade
11 6 (7.06%) CheckPoint
11 6 (7.06%) CommVault
11 6 (7.06%) F5
11 6 (7.06%) Fortinet
11 6 (7.06%) Juniper
12 5 (5.88%) EMC
13 3 (3.53%) Lotus
Birmingham
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago