The median annual salary for a Technical Specialist was - in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 3 months to 28 June 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 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 125 111 121
Rank change year-on-year -14 +10  
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 8 32 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.41% 1.36% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 1.41% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 0 8 8
Median salary - £27,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -52.17%  
UK excluding London median salary £44,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -1.11% -  

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 1893 2268 1964
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 96.53% 96.14% 97.61%
Number of salaries quoted 6401 6679 8485
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £23,500 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £61,250 £77,500 £66,250
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

Technical Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings that featured Technical Specialist in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

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 June 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 18 (94.74%) Data Centre
2 17 (89.47%) CMDB
2 17 (89.47%) Continuous Improvement
2 17 (89.47%) Line Management
2 17 (89.47%) Citrix
2 17 (89.47%) Service Delivery
3 14 (73.68%) Microsoft
4 13 (68.42%) VMware
4 13 (68.42%) IBM
4 13 (68.42%) SQL
4 13 (68.42%) SCCM
4 13 (68.42%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (63.16%) SCOM
5 12 (63.16%) Security Cleared
5 12 (63.16%) BPSS Clearance
5 12 (63.16%) Disclosure Scotland
5 12 (63.16%) Presales
5 12 (63.16%) IT Strategy
5 12 (63.16%) IIS
5 12 (63.16%) Linux
5 12 (63.16%) DNS
5 12 (63.16%) SSL
5 12 (63.16%) Publishing
5 12 (63.16%) LPIC
5 12 (63.16%) NetBackup
5 12 (63.16%) Backup Exec
5 12 (63.16%) Active Directory
5 12 (63.16%) Firewall
5 12 (63.16%) Red Hat
5 12 (63.16%) Firmware

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 12 (63.16%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.26%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (63.16%) DNS
1 12 (63.16%) Firewall
1 12 (63.16%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) DB2
1 1 (5.26%) MySQL
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
General
1 12 (63.16%) Publishing
2 3 (15.79%) Finance
3 1 (5.26%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 18 (94.74%) Data Centre
2 17 (89.47%) CMDB
3 1 (5.26%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (63.16%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (89.47%) Continuous Improvement
1 17 (89.47%) Line Management
1 17 (89.47%) Service Delivery
2 12 (63.16%) IT Strategy
2 12 (63.16%) Presales
3 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (5.26%) CRM
3 1 (5.26%) ITIL
3 1 (5.26%) ITIL V3
3 1 (5.26%) Patch Management
3 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
3 1 (5.26%) Project Management
3 1 (5.26%) Service Management
3 1 (5.26%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (68.42%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (63.16%) BPSS Clearance
1 12 (63.16%) LPIC
1 12 (63.16%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) MCP
2 1 (5.26%) PMI Certification
2 1 (5.26%) PMP
2 1 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (63.16%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 13 (68.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (63.16%) Active Directory
2 12 (63.16%) Firmware
3 1 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (68.42%) SCCM
2 12 (63.16%) Backup Exec
2 12 (63.16%) NetBackup
2 12 (63.16%) SCOM
3 1 (5.26%) SCVMM
3 1 (5.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 17 (89.47%) Citrix
2 14 (73.68%) Microsoft
3 13 (68.42%) IBM
3 13 (68.42%) VMware
4 12 (63.16%) Red Hat
5 1 (5.26%) BMC
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco
5 1 (5.26%) HP
5 1 (5.26%) Oracle