The median annual salary for a Technical Specialist was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Technical Specialist
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 113 116 118
Rank change year-on-year +3 +2  
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 11 21 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.60% 0.89% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.93% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 1 3 4
Median salary £50,000 £70,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -28.57% +27.27%  
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £47,402 £50,000
% change year-on-year -5.06% -5.19%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Birmingham
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1787 2266 1693
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 96.91% 95.53% 96.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1446 1751 1432
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -2.43%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £70,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Technical Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham that featured Technical Specialist in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Technical Specialist in Birmingham

Technical Specialist
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Technical Specialist in Birmingham.

Salary trend for Technical Specialist in Birmingham

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 Birmingham region featuring Technical Specialist in the job title.

1 34 (89.47%) Data Centre
2 33 (86.84%) Service Delivery
2 33 (86.84%) Line Management
3 31 (81.58%) CMDB
3 31 (81.58%) Continuous Improvement
3 31 (81.58%) Citrix
4 18 (47.37%) Microsoft
4 18 (47.37%) VMware
5 17 (44.74%) Active Directory
5 17 (44.74%) MS Excel
5 17 (44.74%) Firewall
6 16 (42.11%) SCCM
6 16 (42.11%) VMware Infrastructure
6 16 (42.11%) IBM
6 16 (42.11%) SQL
7 15 (39.47%) IIS
7 15 (39.47%) Linux
7 15 (39.47%) DNS
7 15 (39.47%) SSL
7 15 (39.47%) Red Hat
7 15 (39.47%) Firmware
7 15 (39.47%) NetBackup
7 15 (39.47%) Backup Exec
7 15 (39.47%) Publishing
7 15 (39.47%) BPSS Clearance
7 15 (39.47%) Disclosure Scotland
7 15 (39.47%) Presales
7 15 (39.47%) SCOM
7 15 (39.47%) LPIC
7 15 (39.47%) Security Cleared

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 15 (39.47%) IIS
Applications
1 17 (44.74%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.63%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (44.74%) Firewall
2 15 (39.47%) DNS
2 15 (39.47%) SSL
3 2 (5.26%) LAN
3 2 (5.26%) SAN
3 2 (5.26%) VLAN
3 2 (5.26%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.89%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.63%) DB2
2 1 (2.63%) MySQL
General
1 15 (39.47%) Publishing
2 6 (15.79%) Finance
3 1 (2.63%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 34 (89.47%) Data Centre
2 31 (81.58%) CMDB
3 1 (2.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 15 (39.47%) Linux
2 2 (5.26%) Windows
2 2 (5.26%) Windows Server
2 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (86.84%) Line Management
1 33 (86.84%) Service Delivery
2 31 (81.58%) Continuous Improvement
3 15 (39.47%) IT Strategy
3 15 (39.47%) Presales
4 2 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (2.63%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.63%) CRM
5 1 (2.63%) ITIL
5 1 (2.63%) ITIL V3
5 1 (2.63%) Patch Management
5 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.63%) Project Management
5 1 (2.63%) Service Management
5 1 (2.63%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (42.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (39.47%) BPSS Clearance
1 15 (39.47%) LPIC
1 15 (39.47%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.63%) MCP
2 1 (2.63%) PMI Certification
2 1 (2.63%) PMP
2 1 (2.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (39.47%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 17 (44.74%) Active Directory
2 16 (42.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (39.47%) Firmware
4 1 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 16 (42.11%) SCCM
2 15 (39.47%) Backup Exec
2 15 (39.47%) NetBackup
2 15 (39.47%) SCOM
3 1 (2.63%) SCVMM
3 1 (2.63%) WSUS
Vendors
1 31 (81.58%) Citrix
2 18 (47.37%) Microsoft
2 18 (47.37%) VMware
3 16 (42.11%) IBM
4 15 (39.47%) Red Hat
5 3 (7.89%) Cisco
6 1 (2.63%) BMC
6 1 (2.63%) HP
6 1 (2.63%) Oracle