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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Specialist
Rank 199 191 200
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 21 24 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.37% 0.44% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.46% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 20 17 11
Average salary £48,750 £43,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.37% -14.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,550 £36,200 £40,400
10% offered a salary of more than £64,100 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,377 £43,164 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+7.44% -4.08%
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
5349 5222 5236
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.06% 95.40% 94.75%
Number of salaries quoted 4458 4332 4448
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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
Birmingham +16 17 £51,250 +2.50%
Worcestershire - 2 £36,097 -
Coventry -12 1 £40,000 -5.88%
Solihull - 1 £22,000 -
Technical Specialist
England

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 16 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (30.00%) CCNA
2 12 (30.00%) HTML
2 12 (30.00%) Windows
2 12 (30.00%) Firewall
3 10 (25.00%) Web Development
3 10 (25.00%) Apple iOS
4 9 (22.50%) Linux
5 8 (20.00%) CCNP
5 8 (20.00%) Cisco
5 8 (20.00%) Incident Management
6 7 (17.50%) Solaris
6 7 (17.50%) Perl
6 7 (17.50%) CA
6 7 (17.50%) Shell Script
7 6 (15.00%) NHS
7 6 (15.00%) PHP
7 6 (15.00%) Java
7 6 (15.00%) MySQL
7 6 (15.00%) SQL Server
7 6 (15.00%) CSS
7 6 (15.00%) Web Services
7 6 (15.00%) XML
7 6 (15.00%) UNIX
7 6 (15.00%) Apache
7 6 (15.00%) Xcode
8 5 (12.50%) Korn
8 5 (12.50%) Degree
8 5 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (12.50%) Tomcat

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 6 (15.00%) Apache
2 5 (12.50%) Tomcat
2 5 (12.50%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.50%) JBoss
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle Coherence
Communications & Networking
1 12 (30.00%) Firewall
2 5 (12.50%) LDAP
2 5 (12.50%) DNS
3 4 (10.00%) PBX
3 4 (10.00%) VoIP
3 4 (10.00%) Wireless
3 4 (10.00%) Network Security
3 4 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (10.00%) DHCP
4 3 (7.50%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (7.50%) WLAN
4 3 (7.50%) LAN
5 2 (5.00%) Spanning Tree
5 2 (5.00%) OSPF
5 2 (5.00%) BGP
6 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.50%) SAN
6 1 (2.50%) DMZ
6 1 (2.50%) Intranet
6 1 (2.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.00%) MySQL
1 6 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.50%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 6 (15.00%) Xcode
General
1 3 (7.50%) Manufacturing
2 2 (5.00%) Finnish Language
2 2 (5.00%) German Language
2 2 (5.00%) Norwegian Language
2 2 (5.00%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (30.00%) HTML
2 6 (15.00%) CSS
2 6 (15.00%) Web Services
2 6 (15.00%) XML
3 1 (2.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.00%) NHS
2 4 (10.00%) Blackberry
2 4 (10.00%) Mobile Computing
2 4 (10.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (7.50%) Life Science
3 3 (7.50%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 12 (30.00%) Windows
2 10 (25.00%) Apple iOS
3 9 (22.50%) Linux
4 7 (17.50%) Solaris
5 6 (15.00%) UNIX
6 5 (12.50%) AIX
6 5 (12.50%) Windows 2000
7 4 (10.00%) SUSE
7 4 (10.00%) Windows Mobile
7 4 (10.00%) Android
8 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.00%) Web Development
2 8 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 5 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (12.50%) Change Management
3 5 (12.50%) ITIL
4 4 (10.00%) Mobile Device Management
4 4 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (7.50%) Problem Management
6 2 (5.00%) Migration
6 2 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (5.00%) GAP Analysis
7 1 (2.50%) Validation
7 1 (2.50%) Business Continuity
7 1 (2.50%) Project Management
7 1 (2.50%) Project Planning
7 1 (2.50%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (2.50%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (2.50%) SIEM
7 1 (2.50%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.50%) Perl
1 7 (17.50%) Shell Script
2 6 (15.00%) PHP
2 6 (15.00%) Java
3 5 (12.50%) Korn
4 3 (7.50%) Apple Swift
4 3 (7.50%) Objective-C
4 3 (7.50%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (30.00%) CCNA
3 8 (20.00%) CCNP
4 5 (12.50%) Degree
5 4 (10.00%) CCIE
6 1 (2.50%) CISSP
System Software
1 2 (5.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (12.50%) CA Single Sign-On
2 2 (5.00%) EMC NetWorker
2 2 (5.00%) Tivoli
2 2 (5.00%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 2 (5.00%) Netcool
2 2 (5.00%) Netcool/OMNIbus
3 1 (2.50%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 8 (20.00%) Cisco
2 7 (17.50%) CA
3 4 (10.00%) SAP
3 4 (10.00%) CheckPoint
3 4 (10.00%) McAfee
3 4 (10.00%) Sun
3 4 (10.00%) Juniper
4 3 (7.50%) Apple
4 3 (7.50%) Oracle
4 3 (7.50%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.00%) Sybase
5 2 (5.00%) IBM
5 2 (5.00%) HP
5 2 (5.00%) Nimsoft
6 1 (2.50%) EMC
6 1 (2.50%) Citrix
6 1 (2.50%) NetApp
6 1 (2.50%) VMware
6 1 (2.50%) 3PAR
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum + homeworking / benefits / bonus
Posted: 12 days ago