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 26 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Specialist
Rank 172 202 208
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 60 19 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.04% 0.36% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.08% 0.37% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 14 18 19
Median salary £39,250 £43,750 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.28% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,750 £27,000 £36,600
10% offered a salary of more than £49,400 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £39,250 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-12.77% -
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
5561 5116 5468
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.93% 96.31% 97.28%
Number of salaries quoted 4415 4271 4562
Median salary £39,000 £37,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% -1.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 +2 47 £37,500 -23.07%
Coventry +1 7 £39,000 -2.50% 2
Warwickshire - 2 - - 1
Shropshire - 1 £47,500 -
Staffordshire - 1 £32,500 -
Technical Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 61 (59.80%) Service Delivery
2 60 (58.82%) Data Centre
3 51 (50.00%) Line Management
3 51 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 51 (50.00%) CMDB
4 42 (41.18%) Finance
5 38 (37.25%) Firewall
6 37 (36.27%) Citrix
7 36 (35.29%) Publishing
7 36 (35.29%) Presales
8 35 (34.31%) Linux
9 34 (33.33%) Microsoft
10 31 (30.39%) Degree
11 29 (28.43%) MS Excel
12 28 (27.45%) IBM
12 28 (27.45%) Retail
13 27 (26.47%) VMware
13 27 (26.47%) SQL
13 27 (26.47%) Computer Science
13 27 (26.47%) VMware Infrastructure
14 25 (24.51%) Red Hat
15 24 (23.53%) HP
16 23 (22.55%) IIS
17 22 (21.57%) Active Directory
17 22 (21.57%) Firmware
17 22 (21.57%) NetBackup
18 20 (19.61%) Requirements Analysis
18 20 (19.61%) Software Engineering
19 19 (18.63%) SCCM
19 19 (18.63%) SSL

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 23 (22.55%) IIS
2 12 (11.76%) Apache
3 6 (5.88%) MS Exchange
3 6 (5.88%) Tomcat
4 5 (4.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (4.90%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (2.94%) IBM Notes
5 3 (2.94%) Skype for Business
5 3 (2.94%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.96%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.98%) Confluence
7 1 (0.98%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 29 (28.43%) MS Excel
2 7 (6.86%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (5.88%) MS Office
4 1 (0.98%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (12.75%) Sentinel
2 2 (1.96%) Sage 1000
3 1 (0.98%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.98%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 38 (37.25%) Firewall
2 19 (18.63%) SSL
3 17 (16.67%) DNS
3 17 (16.67%) WAN
4 16 (15.69%) SAN
5 11 (10.78%) Internet
6 5 (4.90%) Intranet
7 4 (3.92%) Fibre Channel
7 4 (3.92%) LAN
7 4 (3.92%) MPLS
8 3 (2.94%) Skype
8 3 (2.94%) SMTP
8 3 (2.94%) TCP/IP
8 3 (2.94%) VoIP
9 1 (0.98%) BGP
9 1 (0.98%) DHCP
9 1 (0.98%) EIGRP
9 1 (0.98%) IPv4
9 1 (0.98%) OSPF
9 1 (0.98%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (14.71%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.88%) DB2
2 6 (5.88%) MySQL
2 6 (5.88%) Oracle Database
3 4 (3.92%) RDBMS
3 4 (3.92%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.94%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (3.92%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.98%) JIRA
2 1 (0.98%) Selenium
General
1 42 (41.18%) Finance
2 36 (35.29%) Publishing
3 28 (27.45%) Retail
4 7 (6.86%) Banking
5 4 (3.92%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.94%) Billing
6 3 (2.94%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.96%) Advertising
7 2 (1.96%) Back Office
7 2 (1.96%) Front Office
8 1 (0.98%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.98%) French Language
8 1 (0.98%) German Language
8 1 (0.98%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.80%) .NET
2 7 (6.86%) Web Services
3 6 (5.88%) LAMP
4 3 (2.94%) J2EE
4 3 (2.94%) XML
5 2 (1.96%) ADO.NET
5 2 (1.96%) Ajax
5 2 (1.96%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.96%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (1.96%) COM
5 2 (1.96%) CSS
5 2 (1.96%) CSS3
5 2 (1.96%) HTML
5 2 (1.96%) HTML5
5 2 (1.96%) IBM Integration Bus
5 2 (1.96%) JSON
5 2 (1.96%) Middleware
5 2 (1.96%) RESTful
5 2 (1.96%) WCF
5 2 (1.96%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 60 (58.82%) Data Centre
2 51 (50.00%) CMDB
3 27 (26.47%) Computer Science
4 10 (9.80%) Blackberry
5 7 (6.86%) Mobile Computing
6 6 (5.88%) Clustering
7 4 (3.92%) PKI
8 3 (2.94%) Virtual Team
9 2 (1.96%) DataPower
10 1 (0.98%) Cryptography
10 1 (0.98%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.98%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 35 (34.31%) Linux
2 16 (15.69%) Unix
3 15 (14.71%) Solaris
3 15 (14.71%) Windows
4 9 (8.82%) SUSE
5 7 (6.86%) Android
5 7 (6.86%) Apple iOS
5 7 (6.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (6.86%) Windows Mobile
6 6 (5.88%) AIX
6 6 (5.88%) Windows Server
6 6 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (4.90%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (4.90%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.98%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (59.80%) Service Delivery
2 51 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 51 (50.00%) Line Management
3 36 (35.29%) Presales
4 20 (19.61%) Requirements Analysis
4 20 (19.61%) Software Engineering
5 16 (15.69%) ITIL
5 16 (15.69%) Service Management
6 15 (14.71%) Project Management
7 14 (13.73%) Gantt Chart
7 14 (13.73%) ITIL V3
7 14 (13.73%) PRINCE2
8 12 (11.76%) Migration
9 8 (7.84%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (6.86%) Customer Engagement
10 7 (6.86%) Technical Architecture
11 6 (5.88%) Mobile Device Management
11 6 (5.88%) Performance Analysis
11 6 (5.88%) TOGAF
11 6 (5.88%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 27 (26.47%) SQL
2 9 (8.82%) Shell Script
3 6 (5.88%) Perl
4 4 (3.92%) C#
5 3 (2.94%) Java
6 2 (1.96%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.96%) Korn
6 2 (1.96%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 31 (30.39%) Degree
2 17 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 16 (15.69%) BPSS Clearance
3 16 (15.69%) LPIC
4 15 (14.71%) CCNA
4 15 (14.71%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (13.73%) PMI Certification
5 14 (13.73%) PMP
6 6 (5.88%) ISEB
7 3 (2.94%) MCSE
7 3 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (2.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (1.96%) MCSA
9 1 (0.98%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.98%) MCTS
9 1 (0.98%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (15.69%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 27 (26.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (21.57%) Active Directory
2 22 (21.57%) Firmware
3 4 (3.92%) NFS
3 4 (3.92%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 3 (2.94%) XenApp
5 1 (0.98%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.98%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 22 (21.57%) NetBackup
2 19 (18.63%) SCCM
3 17 (16.67%) SCOM
4 16 (15.69%) Backup Exec
5 10 (9.80%) Oracle ZFS
6 8 (7.84%) Oracle RMAN
7 6 (5.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 6 (5.88%) Unicenter
8 4 (3.92%) Simpana
9 3 (2.94%) EMC NetWorker
10 2 (1.96%) Data Guard
10 2 (1.96%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 37 (36.27%) Citrix
2 34 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 28 (27.45%) IBM
4 27 (26.47%) VMware
5 25 (24.51%) Red Hat
6 24 (23.53%) HP
7 17 (16.67%) Oracle
8 16 (15.69%) Cisco
9 14 (13.73%) Brocade
9 14 (13.73%) CheckPoint
9 14 (13.73%) F5
9 14 (13.73%) Fortinet
9 14 (13.73%) Juniper
10 12 (11.76%) NetApp
10 12 (11.76%) Sun
11 10 (9.80%) Veritas
12 7 (6.86%) CommVault
13 6 (5.88%) CA
13 6 (5.88%) EMC
14 3 (2.94%) Lotus
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
The Coventry Building Society
Salary: £38k - 58k per year + Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
The Coventry Building Society
Salary: £32k - 47k per year + Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Iress
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 18 days ago