The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Specialist
Rank 178 166 181
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 19 36 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.38% 0.72% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.76% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 17 36 11
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +40.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,125 £41,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
-3.31% +12.16%
Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
4722 4767 4494
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.49% 95.17% 95.98%
Number of salaries quoted 3941 3993 3869
Average salary £40,000 £36,061 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.92% -1.20%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,325 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +0.85%
Technical Specialist
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +4 12 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Coventry -3 7 £47,500 -20.83% 1
Technical Specialist
England

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 17 (34.00%) Solaris
2 15 (30.00%) Linux
2 15 (30.00%) Windows
3 13 (26.00%) Microsoft
3 13 (26.00%) Shell Script
4 12 (24.00%) UNIX
4 12 (24.00%) Retail
4 12 (24.00%) Marketing
5 11 (22.00%) Sun
5 11 (22.00%) MS Excel
5 11 (22.00%) Apache
5 11 (22.00%) Perl
5 11 (22.00%) ITIL
6 10 (20.00%) VMware
6 10 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 9 (18.00%) Change Management
7 9 (18.00%) Tomcat
7 9 (18.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (16.00%) SAN
8 8 (16.00%) Java
8 8 (16.00%) Service Delivery
8 8 (16.00%) Incident Management
8 8 (16.00%) Degree
9 7 (14.00%) Korn
9 7 (14.00%) LDAP
9 7 (14.00%) AIX
9 7 (14.00%) MCSE
9 7 (14.00%) Windows 2000
9 7 (14.00%) CA
9 7 (14.00%) Citrix

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 11 (22.00%) Apache
2 9 (18.00%) Tomcat
3 5 (10.00%) WebLogic
4 4 (8.00%) IIS
5 1 (2.00%) MS Exchange
5 1 (2.00%) Lync
5 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 11 (22.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.00%) SAN
2 7 (14.00%) LDAP
3 6 (12.00%) WAN
3 6 (12.00%) TCP/IP
3 6 (12.00%) LAN
4 2 (4.00%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (4.00%) Firewall
4 2 (4.00%) Wireless
5 1 (2.00%) Internet
5 1 (2.00%) VoIP
5 1 (2.00%) VPN
5 1 (2.00%) DNS
5 1 (2.00%) Unified Communications
5 1 (2.00%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.00%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
2 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (4.00%) Oracle Database 12c
2 2 (4.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.00%) DTS
2 2 (4.00%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (4.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 2 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (2.00%) InstallShield
1 1 (2.00%) AdminStudio
1 1 (2.00%) Subversion
1 1 (2.00%) Gradle
1 1 (2.00%) Jenkins
General
1 12 (24.00%) Retail
1 12 (24.00%) Marketing
2 5 (10.00%) Finance
3 3 (6.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.00%) Billing
3 3 (6.00%) Banking
3 3 (6.00%) Corporate Banking
4 2 (4.00%) French Language
4 2 (4.00%) German Language
4 2 (4.00%) Japanese Language
4 2 (4.00%) Spanish Language
4 2 (4.00%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.00%) Application Packaging
1 5 (10.00%) HTML
2 4 (8.00%) XML
3 2 (4.00%) Middleware
4 1 (2.00%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.00%) Enterprise Storage
2 3 (6.00%) Social Media
2 3 (6.00%) Digital Media
3 2 (4.00%) Mobile Computing
3 2 (4.00%) Clustering
3 2 (4.00%) Replication
3 2 (4.00%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.00%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 17 (34.00%) Solaris
2 15 (30.00%) Linux
2 15 (30.00%) Windows
3 12 (24.00%) UNIX
4 7 (14.00%) AIX
4 7 (14.00%) Windows 2000
5 5 (10.00%) SUSE
6 4 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (8.00%) Windows 7
7 2 (4.00%) Android
7 2 (4.00%) Apple iOS
7 2 (4.00%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (2.00%) Windows Phone
8 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.00%) ITIL
2 9 (18.00%) Change Management
3 8 (16.00%) Service Delivery
3 8 (16.00%) Incident Management
4 7 (14.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (12.00%) Problem Management
6 5 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
6 5 (10.00%) Web Development
6 5 (10.00%) Business Development
6 5 (10.00%) Logistics
6 5 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (10.00%) Analytics
7 4 (8.00%) Capacity Management
7 4 (8.00%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (8.00%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (8.00%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (8.00%) Project Management
7 4 (8.00%) Process Management
8 3 (6.00%) Asset Management
8 3 (6.00%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (26.00%) Shell Script
2 11 (22.00%) Perl
3 8 (16.00%) Java
4 7 (14.00%) Korn
5 2 (4.00%) Delphi
5 2 (4.00%) SQL
6 1 (2.00%) VBScript
6 1 (2.00%) VB
6 1 (2.00%) C
6 1 (2.00%) C#
6 1 (2.00%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (18.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (16.00%) Degree
3 7 (14.00%) MCSE
4 5 (10.00%) MCITP
5 2 (4.00%) MCSA
5 2 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (4.00%) CCNP
5 2 (4.00%) CCNA
5 2 (4.00%) OCP
5 2 (4.00%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (4.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.00%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (8.00%) VMware Server
2 4 (8.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (4.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (4.00%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (2.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (10.00%) CA SiteMinder
2 2 (4.00%) MobiControl
2 2 (4.00%) SCCM
2 2 (4.00%) Data Guard
3 1 (2.00%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 13 (26.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (22.00%) Sun
3 10 (20.00%) VMware
4 7 (14.00%) CA
4 7 (14.00%) Citrix
5 6 (12.00%) NetApp
6 4 (8.00%) Red Hat
6 4 (8.00%) Symantec
7 3 (6.00%) Cisco
8 2 (4.00%) SOTI
8 2 (4.00%) Oracle
8 2 (4.00%) Motorola
8 2 (4.00%) Mercator
8 2 (4.00%) Apple
8 2 (4.00%) Google
9 1 (2.00%) Mitel
9 1 (2.00%) Avaya
9 1 (2.00%) Nortel
9 1 (2.00%) Aruba
9 1 (2.00%) Barracuda Networks
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis IT
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Health & Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £55K basic + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago