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 20 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Technical Specialist
England / West Midlands
Rank 179 204 216
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 36 14 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.74% 0.27% 0.079%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 0.28% 0.081%
Number of salaries quoted 14 7 4
Median salary £47,000 £70,000 £43,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
-32.85% +61.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,525 £38,300 £36,150
10% offered a salary of more than £49,250 £70,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £44,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
-10.11% +9.87%

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
4758 5058 4918
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 97.38% 96.47% 97.68%
Number of salaries quoted 3783 4203 4312
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,500 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017. 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 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 0 20 £33,000 -52.85%
Coventry - 12 £47,000 -
Warwickshire +22 3 - -
Shropshire - 1 £31,750 -
Technical Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 57 (62.64%) Data Centre
2 55 (60.44%) Line Management
2 55 (60.44%) Service Delivery
3 53 (58.24%) CMDB
3 53 (58.24%) Continuous Improvement
4 46 (50.55%) Citrix
5 40 (43.96%) Firewall
6 36 (39.56%) Microsoft
6 36 (39.56%) Linux
7 34 (37.36%) IBM
7 34 (37.36%) Publishing
7 34 (37.36%) Presales
8 33 (36.26%) Finance
9 32 (35.16%) VMware
9 32 (35.16%) IIS
10 30 (32.97%) Active Directory
11 29 (31.87%) MS Excel
11 29 (31.87%) VMware Infrastructure
12 28 (30.77%) Red Hat
12 28 (30.77%) SCCM
13 25 (27.47%) SCOM
13 25 (27.47%) SSL
14 24 (26.37%) DNS
14 24 (26.37%) SQL
15 23 (25.27%) Firmware
15 23 (25.27%) LPIC
15 23 (25.27%) NetBackup
15 23 (25.27%) Backup Exec
15 23 (25.27%) Security Cleared
15 23 (25.27%) BPSS Clearance

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 32 (35.16%) IIS
2 8 (8.79%) WebSphere
3 4 (4.40%) Apache
3 4 (4.40%) MS Exchange
4 3 (3.30%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.20%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.20%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.10%) MQSeries
6 1 (1.10%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 29 (31.87%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.30%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (7.69%) Sentinel
2 1 (1.10%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.10%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 40 (43.96%) Firewall
2 25 (27.47%) SSL
3 24 (26.37%) DNS
4 16 (17.58%) WAN
5 9 (9.89%) SAN
6 7 (7.69%) Internet
7 6 (6.59%) LAN
7 6 (6.59%) TCP/IP
8 4 (4.40%) MPLS
8 4 (4.40%) VLAN
9 3 (3.30%) Intranet
9 3 (3.30%) VoIP
10 1 (1.10%) BGP
10 1 (1.10%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (1.10%) DDNS
10 1 (1.10%) EIGRP
10 1 (1.10%) IPv4
10 1 (1.10%) OSPF
10 1 (1.10%) RIP
10 1 (1.10%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.09%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.59%) Oracle Reports
2 6 (6.59%) RDBMS
2 6 (6.59%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.30%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.20%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (2.20%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.10%) MySQL
5 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (2.20%) Oracle Forms
General
1 34 (37.36%) Publishing
2 33 (36.26%) Finance
3 18 (19.78%) Retail
4 3 (3.30%) Billing
5 2 (2.20%) Banking
6 1 (1.10%) Back Office
6 1 (1.10%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.10%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.89%) .NET
2 8 (8.79%) Middleware
2 8 (8.79%) Web Services
2 8 (8.79%) WebSphere MQ
3 5 (5.49%) ADO.NET
3 5 (5.49%) Ajax
3 5 (5.49%) ASP.NET
3 5 (5.49%) ASP.NET Web API
3 5 (5.49%) CSS
3 5 (5.49%) CSS3
3 5 (5.49%) HTML
3 5 (5.49%) HTML5
3 5 (5.49%) JSON
3 5 (5.49%) RESTful
3 5 (5.49%) WCF
4 3 (3.30%) IBM Integration Bus
5 2 (2.20%) J2EE
5 2 (2.20%) XML
6 1 (1.10%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 57 (62.64%) Data Centre
2 53 (58.24%) CMDB
3 11 (12.09%) Computer Science
4 7 (7.69%) DataPower
5 2 (2.20%) PKI
6 1 (1.10%) Clustering
6 1 (1.10%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 36 (39.56%) Linux
2 11 (12.09%) Windows
3 10 (10.99%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (8.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (7.69%) Windows Server
6 5 (5.49%) Solaris
7 4 (4.40%) Unix
8 3 (3.30%) Windows 10
8 3 (3.30%) Windows 7
8 3 (3.30%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (2.20%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (60.44%) Line Management
1 55 (60.44%) Service Delivery
2 53 (58.24%) Continuous Improvement
3 34 (37.36%) Presales
4 13 (14.29%) ITIL
4 13 (14.29%) Service Management
5 12 (13.19%) Project Management
6 11 (12.09%) Gantt Chart
6 11 (12.09%) ITIL V3
6 11 (12.09%) PRINCE2
6 11 (12.09%) Requirements Analysis
6 11 (12.09%) Software Engineering
7 5 (5.49%) MVC
7 5 (5.49%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (5.49%) Release Management
7 5 (5.49%) SDLC
7 5 (5.49%) Wealth Management
8 4 (4.40%) High Availability
9 3 (3.30%) Network Monitoring
9 3 (3.30%) Threat Analysis
Programming Languages
1 24 (26.37%) SQL
2 5 (5.49%) C#
2 5 (5.49%) JavaScript
3 3 (3.30%) Shell Script
4 2 (2.20%) Java
4 2 (2.20%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.10%) Korn
Qualifications
1 23 (25.27%) BPSS Clearance
1 23 (25.27%) LPIC
1 23 (25.27%) Security Cleared
2 13 (14.29%) CCNA
2 13 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (13.19%) Degree
4 11 (12.09%) PMI Certification
4 11 (12.09%) PMP
5 2 (2.20%) MCSE
5 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.10%) MCITP
6 1 (1.10%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (25.27%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.10%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (32.97%) Active Directory
2 29 (31.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (25.27%) Firmware
4 2 (2.20%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (1.10%) NFS
5 1 (1.10%) Terminal Server
5 1 (1.10%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 28 (30.77%) SCCM
2 25 (27.47%) SCOM
3 23 (25.27%) Backup Exec
3 23 (25.27%) NetBackup
4 3 (3.30%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (3.30%) Cisco UCCE
5 2 (2.20%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (2.20%) MAILsweeper
5 2 (2.20%) Oracle ZFS
6 1 (1.10%) Data Guard
6 1 (1.10%) Nagios
6 1 (1.10%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (1.10%) Simpana
Vendors
1 46 (50.55%) Citrix
2 36 (39.56%) Microsoft
3 34 (37.36%) IBM
4 32 (35.16%) VMware
5 28 (30.77%) Red Hat
6 18 (19.78%) Cisco
7 15 (16.48%) HP
8 14 (15.38%) F5
9 12 (13.19%) CheckPoint
10 11 (12.09%) Brocade
10 11 (12.09%) Fortinet
10 11 (12.09%) Juniper
11 8 (8.79%) Oracle
12 4 (4.40%) CommVault
12 4 (4.40%) NetApp
13 3 (3.30%) Sun
14 2 (2.20%) EMC
14 2 (2.20%) Netezza
14 2 (2.20%) SolarWinds
14 2 (2.20%) Veritas
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