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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Specialist
Rank 205 174 169
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 14 18 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.26% 0.37% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.38% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 14 16 37
Average salary £44,081 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.83% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,252 £42,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,250 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £39,750 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+19.49% -6.47%
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
5066 4692 4847
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.30% 95.52% 95.30%
Number of salaries quoted 4310 3916 4057
Average salary £39,750 £40,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.62% +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 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
(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
Warwickshire - 6 £32,956 - 1
Birmingham -19 5 £55,000 +10.00%
Coventry -21 3 £60,000 +26.31%
Technical Specialist
England

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 7 (43.75%) Web Services
1 7 (43.75%) XML
2 6 (37.50%) CSS
2 6 (37.50%) HTML
2 6 (37.50%) PHP
2 6 (37.50%) MySQL
2 6 (37.50%) UNIX
2 6 (37.50%) NHS
2 6 (37.50%) Xcode
2 6 (37.50%) Web Development
2 6 (37.50%) Apple iOS
3 4 (25.00%) Internet
4 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
4 3 (18.75%) Linux
4 3 (18.75%) Objective-C
4 3 (18.75%) Apple
4 3 (18.75%) Intranet
4 3 (18.75%) Incident Management
4 3 (18.75%) SWIFT
4 3 (18.75%) Apple Swift
5 2 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (12.50%) Migration
5 2 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (12.50%) Oracle Coherence
5 2 (12.50%) Project Planning
5 2 (12.50%) Problem Management
5 2 (12.50%) Change Management
5 2 (12.50%) JBoss
5 2 (12.50%) Apache
5 2 (12.50%) Tomcat

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 2 (12.50%) JBoss
1 2 (12.50%) Apache
1 2 (12.50%) Tomcat
1 2 (12.50%) WebLogic
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle Coherence
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (6.25%) IIS
2 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) Internet
2 3 (18.75%) Intranet
3 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 1 (6.25%) SAN
4 1 (6.25%) LAN
4 1 (6.25%) WAN
4 1 (6.25%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) MySQL
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (6.25%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 6 (37.50%) Xcode
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
1 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
1 1 (6.25%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (43.75%) Web Services
1 7 (43.75%) XML
2 6 (37.50%) HTML
2 6 (37.50%) CSS
3 1 (6.25%) .NET
3 1 (6.25%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) NHS
2 3 (18.75%) SWIFT
3 1 (6.25%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) UNIX
1 6 (37.50%) Apple iOS
2 3 (18.75%) Linux
3 2 (12.50%) Windows
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Web Development
2 3 (18.75%) Incident Management
3 2 (12.50%) Project Planning
3 2 (12.50%) Problem Management
3 2 (12.50%) Change Management
3 2 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (12.50%) Migration
4 1 (6.25%) Coaching
4 1 (6.25%) Validation
4 1 (6.25%) ITIL
4 1 (6.25%) Benchmarking
4 1 (6.25%) Project Management
4 1 (6.25%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) PHP
2 3 (18.75%) Objective-C
2 3 (18.75%) Apple Swift
2 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
3 2 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) CCNA
1 1 (6.25%) CISSP
1 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.25%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) MAILsweeper
1 1 (6.25%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Apple
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle
3 1 (6.25%) HP
3 1 (6.25%) EMC
3 1 (6.25%) Citrix
3 1 (6.25%) CommVault
3 1 (6.25%) NetApp
3 1 (6.25%) VMware
3 1 (6.25%) Finjan
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