The median annual salary for a Technical Specialist was £90,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 23 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
London / City of London
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 233 240 279
Rank change year-on-year +7 +39  
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 2 18 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.038% 0.28% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.040% 0.29% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 2 14 15
Median salary £90,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +56.52% +4.54%  
UK excluding London median salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.22% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London. 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
City of London
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4963 6109 9859
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.35% 96.24% 94.92%
Number of salaries quoted 4438 5576 8450
Median salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Technical Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Specialist in the City of London

Technical Specialist
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

Salary trend for Technical Specialist in the City of London

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 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 City of London region featuring Technical Specialist in the job title.

1 5 (83.33%) Linux
2 3 (50.00%) MCSE
2 3 (50.00%) XML
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) SLA
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) CCNP
2 3 (50.00%) CCDP
2 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (50.00%) NetApp
2 3 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (50.00%) DHCP
2 3 (50.00%) DNS
2 3 (50.00%) Validation
2 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) QlikView
2 3 (50.00%) SCOM
2 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (50.00%) Tableau
2 3 (50.00%) Capacity Management
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (50.00%) Analytics
2 3 (50.00%) FlexPod
2 3 (50.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (33.33%) API Integration
3 2 (33.33%) Client Onboarding

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 3 (50.00%) DHCP
1 3 (50.00%) DNS
2 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) QlikView
2 2 (33.33%) RDBMS
2 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (33.33%) Back Office
1 2 (33.33%) Front Office
2 1 (16.67%) French Language
2 1 (16.67%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) XML
2 2 (33.33%) FIX Protocol
2 2 (33.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Data Centre
1 3 (50.00%) FlexPod
2 2 (33.33%) Derivative
2 2 (33.33%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Linux
2 3 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Analytics
1 3 (50.00%) Capacity Management
1 3 (50.00%) Validation
2 2 (33.33%) API Integration
2 2 (33.33%) Client Onboarding
2 2 (33.33%) Electronic Trading
3 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) CCDP
1 3 (50.00%) CCNP
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (50.00%) MCSE
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) SLA
2 2 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (50.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (50.00%) NetApp
1 3 (50.00%) Red Hat
1 3 (50.00%) Tableau
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle