The median annual salary for a Technical Specialist was £54,750 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Technical Specialist
North West / Cheshire
Rank 91 98 109
Rank change year-on-year +7 +11  
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 2 1 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.19% 0.076% 0.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.080% 0.83%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 9
Median salary £54,750 £35,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +56.42% -46.15%  
90% offered a salary of more than £50,950 £35,000 £58,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,550 £35,000 £66,000
UK excluding London median salary £44,031 £47,402 £48,750
% change year-on-year -7.11% -2.76%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. 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
Cheshire
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1037 1252 1687
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 97.01% 95.57% 96.95%
Number of salaries quoted 846 1067 1289
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
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 Cheshire

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

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
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 3 months to 24 March 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
Ellesmere Port -4 1 £50,000 +42.85%
Knutsford - 1 £59,500 -
Technical Specialist
North West

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 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 Cheshire region featuring Technical Specialist in the job title.

1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Oracle
2 3 (60.00%) Linux
2 3 (60.00%) Incident Management
2 3 (60.00%) Performance Management
2 3 (60.00%) Unix
3 2 (40.00%) AppDynamics
3 2 (40.00%) Capacity Management
3 2 (40.00%) Load Balancing
3 2 (40.00%) Ganglia
3 2 (40.00%) JBoss
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (40.00%) AIX
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) Netcool
3 2 (40.00%) Clustering
3 2 (40.00%) Banking
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) Retail
4 1 (20.00%) NetBackup
4 1 (20.00%) Mainframe
4 1 (20.00%) Service Management
4 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (20.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) Migration
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) Java
4 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle Reports

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top Related 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 (40.00%) JBoss
2 1 (20.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) IaaS
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (20.00%) PaaS
1 1 (20.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (40.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Clustering
2 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (20.00%) FMCG
2 1 (20.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Linux
2 3 (60.00%) Unix
3 2 (40.00%) AIX
4 1 (20.00%) Mac OS X
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Incident Management
1 3 (60.00%) Performance Management
2 2 (40.00%) Capacity Management
2 2 (40.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Change Control
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) DevOps
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Process Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) Service Management
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
1 1 (20.00%) MCSE
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Ganglia
1 2 (40.00%) Netcool
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (20.00%) NetBackup
2 1 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle
2 2 (40.00%) AppDynamics
3 1 (20.00%) Apple
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) Veeam