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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Specialist
Rank 215 209 157
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -52
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 15 1 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.27% 0.020% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.020% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 8 1 25
Average salary £56,250 £55,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +15.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,423 £55,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,000 £45,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+4.44% +7.14%
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
5404 4882 4072
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 96.09% 96.88% 96.20%
Number of salaries quoted 4505 4255 3357
Average salary £42,000 £39,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 8 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Specialist within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(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 +9 9 £70,000 +27.27%
Solihull - 3 - -
Warwickshire - 2 £34,000 -
Worcestershire - 1 £36,819 -
Technical Specialist
England

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 9 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 7 (25.93%) EMC
3 5 (18.52%) CCNA
3 5 (18.52%) Ethernet
3 5 (18.52%) Cisco
3 5 (18.52%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (18.52%) Juniper
3 5 (18.52%) MPLS
3 5 (18.52%) Configuration Management
3 5 (18.52%) Service Management
3 5 (18.52%) Firewall
3 5 (18.52%) Finance
3 5 (18.52%) Performance Monitoring
3 5 (18.52%) SevOne
3 5 (18.52%) SC Cleared
3 5 (18.52%) Security Cleared
3 5 (18.52%) Network Management
4 4 (14.81%) E-Discovery
4 4 (14.81%) Customer Engagement
4 4 (14.81%) Electronic Discovery Reference Model
4 4 (14.81%) Legal
4 4 (14.81%) Service Delivery
4 4 (14.81%) EDRMS
4 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
5 3 (11.11%) SQL
5 3 (11.11%) VMware
5 3 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (7.41%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (7.41%) 3PAR
6 2 (7.41%) Hyper-V

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

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 1 (3.70%) CMS
1 1 (3.70%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (18.52%) Ethernet
1 5 (18.52%) Firewall
1 5 (18.52%) MPLS
2 1 (3.70%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) EDRMS
2 1 (3.70%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (3.70%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.70%) OLAP
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle OLAP
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (3.70%) SAP BW
2 1 (3.70%) SAP HANA
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (18.52%) Finance
2 4 (14.81%) Legal
3 1 (3.70%) Advertising
Miscellaneous
1 9 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.70%) Driving Licence
2 1 (3.70%) Economics
2 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) Unix
2 1 (3.70%) AIX
2 1 (3.70%) HPUX
2 1 (3.70%) Linux
2 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (3.70%) Solaris
2 1 (3.70%) SUSE
2 1 (3.70%) Windows
2 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
2 1 (3.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (18.52%) Configuration Management
1 5 (18.52%) Network Management
1 5 (18.52%) Performance Monitoring
1 5 (18.52%) Service Management
2 4 (14.81%) Customer Engagement
2 4 (14.81%) E-Discovery
2 4 (14.81%) Electronic Discovery Reference Model
2 4 (14.81%) Service Delivery
3 2 (7.41%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.70%) Analytics
4 1 (3.70%) Application Packaging
4 1 (3.70%) Business Analysis
4 1 (3.70%) Data Management
4 1 (3.70%) High Availability
4 1 (3.70%) Presales
4 1 (3.70%) SAP Implementation
4 1 (3.70%) Software Delivery
4 1 (3.70%) Time Management
4 1 (3.70%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.11%) SQL
2 1 (3.70%) ABAP
2 1 (3.70%) Perl
2 1 (3.70%) PL/SQL
2 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.70%) Python
2 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
2 1 (3.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) CCNA
1 5 (18.52%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (18.52%) SC Cleared
1 5 (18.52%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) DV Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) MCITP
2 1 (3.70%) MCSA
2 1 (3.70%) MCSE
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (7.41%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.41%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (3.70%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) EMC
2 5 (18.52%) Cisco
2 5 (18.52%) Juniper
2 5 (18.52%) SevOne
3 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
4 3 (11.11%) VMware
5 2 (7.41%) 3PAR
5 2 (7.41%) Citrix
5 2 (7.41%) NetApp
6 1 (3.70%) CommVault
6 1 (3.70%) HP
6 1 (3.70%) Oracle
6 1 (3.70%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.70%) SAP