Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Technical Specialist was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

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

Technical Specialist
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 173 146 183
Rank change year-on-year -27 +37 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 6 1 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.20% 0.045% 0.092%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.046% 0.095%
Number of salaries quoted 5 0 2
Cheshire median annual salary £55,000 - £40,750
10th Percentile £40,750 - £32,675
90th Percentile £72,000 - £48,225
North West median annual salary £35,000 £29,500 £44,500
% change year-on-year +18.64% -33.71% -6.32%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies in Cheshire with a recognized job title 2929 2175 3160
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.84% 97.27% 97.23%
Number of salaries quoted 2248 1869 2681
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £58,750 £57,500
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

Technical Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Specialist in Cheshire

Technical Specialist
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Salary trend for Technical Specialist in Cheshire

Technical Specialist
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Specialist in Cheshire over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Technical Specialist in Cheshire

Technical Specialist
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Specialist within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford - 1 £47,500 -
Technical Specialist
North West

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 Cheshire region featuring Technical Specialist in the job title.

1 5 (83.33%) Oracle
2 4 (66.67%) Perl
2 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Linux
2 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 4 (66.67%) Release Management
3 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (50.00%) Visualisation
3 3 (50.00%) User Experience
3 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (50.00%) Shell Script
3 3 (50.00%) Python
3 3 (50.00%) ITIL
3 3 (50.00%) SQL
4 2 (33.33%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (33.33%) MySQL
4 2 (33.33%) Java
4 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 2 (33.33%) IIS
4 2 (33.33%) AIX
4 2 (33.33%) JBoss
4 2 (33.33%) Apache
4 2 (33.33%) Tomcat
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (33.33%) Middleware
4 2 (33.33%) LAMP
4 2 (33.33%) AppDynamics
4 2 (33.33%) CA Wily

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 2 (33.33%) Apache
1 2 (33.33%) IIS
1 2 (33.33%) JBoss
1 2 (33.33%) Tomcat
2 1 (16.67%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) MongoDB
1 2 (33.33%) MySQL
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) IBM InfoSphere
2 1 (16.67%) QualityStage
General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Elastic Stack
1 2 (33.33%) LAMP
1 2 (33.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (50.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Linux
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) AIX
3 1 (16.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Release Management
2 3 (50.00%) ITIL
2 3 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (50.00%) Visualisation
3 1 (16.67%) Data Cleansing
3 1 (16.67%) Data Management
3 1 (16.67%) Master Data Management
3 1 (16.67%) Single Customer View
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) Perl
2 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (50.00%) Python
2 3 (50.00%) Shell Script
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) Bash Shell
3 2 (33.33%) Java
3 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) BladeLogic
1 2 (33.33%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Oracle
2 2 (33.33%) AppDynamics
2 2 (33.33%) Splunk
3 1 (16.67%) DataFlux
3 1 (16.67%) Datanomic
3 1 (16.67%) IBM
3 1 (16.67%) Informatica
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) Teradata
3 1 (16.67%) Trillium