The median annual salary for a Technical Specialist was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 24 April 2017.

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

Technical Specialist
UK / England
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 719 709 631
Rank change year-on-year -10 -78  
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 134 238 343
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.17% 0.24% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.25% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 114 159 205
Median salary £45,000 £49,375 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.86% +5.05%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £32,950 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,500 £46,768 £47,500
% change year-on-year -2.71% -1.54%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 77608 94444 101919
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 96.29% 96.42% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 64936 80086 84029
Median salary £47,500 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
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 England

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Specialist in England

Technical Specialist
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Technical Specialist in England

Technical Specialist
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Specialist in England over the 3 months to 24 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Technical Specialist in England

Technical Specialist
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Specialist within the England region over the 3 months to 24 April 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
South East +28 41 £45,000 -4.50% 6
London -12 36 £47,000 -14.54% 4
West Midlands +24 23 £50,750 +63.70% 4
Yorkshire +30 10 £44,016 +13.58% 4
South West +7 7 £54,000 +36.98%
East of England +13 6 £43,000 -15.68%
North West -15 5 £47,500 +5.55%
East Midlands +6 4 £43,188 -4.02%
North East - 1 £21,500 -
Technical Specialist
UK

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

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

1 97 (33.68%) Windows
2 87 (30.21%) SQL
3 86 (29.86%) Linux
4 77 (26.74%) Microsoft
5 58 (20.14%) Active Directory
6 55 (19.10%) VMware
7 54 (18.75%) Data Centre
8 48 (16.67%) Windows Server
9 47 (16.32%) VMware Infrastructure
10 46 (15.97%) Citrix
10 46 (15.97%) ITIL
11 40 (13.89%) Continuous Improvement
12 39 (13.54%) SQL Server
12 39 (13.54%) Service Delivery
13 38 (13.19%) IIS
14 36 (12.50%) DNS
15 35 (12.15%) Java
15 35 (12.15%) Firewall
15 35 (12.15%) CMDB
15 35 (12.15%) Line Management
16 34 (11.81%) IBM
17 33 (11.46%) Cisco
18 32 (11.11%) Red Hat
18 32 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
19 31 (10.76%) Windows Server 2008
19 31 (10.76%) SCCM
19 31 (10.76%) Finance
20 29 (10.07%) Degree
20 29 (10.07%) Analytical Skills
21 28 (9.72%) PowerShell

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 38 (13.19%) IIS
2 15 (5.21%) SharePoint
3 13 (4.51%) MS Exchange
3 13 (4.51%) WebSphere
4 10 (3.47%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (2.78%) CMS
5 8 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (2.43%) Skype for Business
6 7 (2.43%) WebLogic
7 6 (2.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (1.74%) Oracle Service Bus
8 5 (1.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (1.39%) JBoss
9 4 (1.39%) nginx
9 4 (1.39%) Tomcat
10 3 (1.04%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.69%) Apache
11 2 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.35%) MQSeries
Applications
1 11 (3.82%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.35%) EngageOne
3 1 (0.35%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.35%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 11 (3.82%) Unit4 Business World
2 9 (3.13%) ION MarketView
3 4 (1.39%) Northgate Housing
4 2 (0.69%) BASE24
4 2 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.69%) Postilion
4 2 (0.69%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.35%) Exstream
5 1 (0.35%) JDE EnterpriseOne
Cloud Services
1 22 (7.64%) Office 365
2 15 (5.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.74%) SaaS
5 4 (1.39%) OneDrive
5 4 (1.39%) Yammer
6 2 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.69%) IaaS
6 2 (0.69%) PaaS
7 1 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.35%) GitHub
7 1 (0.35%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 36 (12.50%) DNS
2 35 (12.15%) Firewall
3 17 (5.90%) DHCP
3 17 (5.90%) Internet
3 17 (5.90%) SSL
4 13 (4.51%) SAN
5 11 (3.82%) Fibre Channel
6 10 (3.47%) iSCSI
7 9 (3.13%) VoIP
8 8 (2.78%) TCP/IP
9 6 (2.08%) WAN
10 5 (1.74%) Network Security
10 5 (1.74%) Skype
10 5 (1.74%) Wireshark
11 4 (1.39%) Cisco Nexus
11 4 (1.39%) LAN
11 4 (1.39%) NAS
12 3 (1.04%) Remote Desktop
13 2 (0.69%) ATM
13 2 (0.69%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (13.54%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (3.47%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (3.47%) SQL Server 2014
4 9 (3.13%) MySQL
4 9 (3.13%) Relational Database
5 7 (2.43%) Crystal Reports
6 6 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (2.08%) DB2
7 5 (1.74%) Electronic Patient Records
7 5 (1.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (1.39%) Oracle Database
8 4 (1.39%) Redis
9 3 (1.04%) Big Data
9 3 (1.04%) GIS
9 3 (1.04%) Informix
9 3 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (1.04%) QlikView
9 3 (1.04%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.04%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (2.08%) Oracle Forms
2 5 (1.74%) Git (software)
2 5 (1.74%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.69%) MorphX
3 2 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.35%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 31 (10.76%) Finance
2 20 (6.94%) Publishing
3 19 (6.60%) Retail
4 10 (3.47%) Advertising
5 9 (3.13%) Front Office
6 8 (2.78%) French Language
6 8 (2.78%) Pharmaceutical
7 6 (2.08%) Banking
8 3 (1.04%) German Language
9 2 (0.69%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.69%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.69%) Legal
9 2 (0.69%) Marketing
10 1 (0.35%) Back Office
10 1 (0.35%) Games
10 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (9.03%) Middleware
2 23 (7.99%) .NET
3 11 (3.82%) Web Services
4 8 (2.78%) WebSphere MQ
4 8 (2.78%) XML
5 7 (2.43%) HTML
6 5 (1.74%) CSS
6 5 (1.74%) HTML5
6 5 (1.74%) Sensu
7 4 (1.39%) .NET Framework
7 4 (1.39%) LEMP Stack
8 3 (1.04%) ASP.NET
8 3 (1.04%) CSS3
9 2 (0.69%) ADO.NET
9 2 (0.69%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (0.69%) COM
9 2 (0.69%) Flash
9 2 (0.69%) RESTful
9 2 (0.69%) XBRL
9 2 (0.69%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 54 (18.75%) Data Centre
2 35 (12.15%) CMDB
3 29 (10.07%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (6.60%) Management Information System
5 11 (3.82%) DataPower
6 10 (3.47%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 9 (3.13%) Clustering
7 9 (3.13%) Fixed Income
8 8 (2.78%) PKI
9 7 (2.43%) HP Storage
10 6 (2.08%) Blackberry
10 6 (2.08%) Computer Science
11 5 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (1.74%) Life Science
11 5 (1.74%) NHS
12 4 (1.39%) Replication
13 3 (1.04%) Client/Server
13 3 (1.04%) Digital Media
13 3 (1.04%) FlexPod
13 3 (1.04%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 97 (33.68%) Windows
2 86 (29.86%) Linux
3 48 (16.67%) Windows Server
4 32 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 31 (10.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 22 (7.64%) Unix
7 13 (4.51%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (4.17%) Mac OS X
8 12 (4.17%) Windows 7
9 10 (3.47%) HPUX
9 10 (3.47%) VMS
9 10 (3.47%) Windows 2000
9 10 (3.47%) Windows NT
10 9 (3.13%) Windows 10
10 9 (3.13%) Windows 8
11 8 (2.78%) Android
12 7 (2.43%) AIX
12 7 (2.43%) Solaris
13 6 (2.08%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.69%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (15.97%) ITIL
2 40 (13.89%) Continuous Improvement
3 39 (13.54%) Service Delivery
4 35 (12.15%) Line Management
5 27 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (9.38%) Analytics
5 27 (9.38%) Presales
6 26 (9.03%) Change Management
7 20 (6.94%) ITIL V3
8 19 (6.60%) IT Strategy
8 19 (6.60%) Service Management
9 14 (4.86%) Project Management
10 13 (4.51%) Performance Tuning
10 13 (4.51%) Problem Management
11 12 (4.17%) Migration
11 12 (4.17%) SOA
12 11 (3.82%) E-Commerce
13 10 (3.47%) Desktop Virtualisation
14 9 (3.13%) SDLC
14 9 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 87 (30.21%) SQL
2 35 (12.15%) Java
3 28 (9.72%) PowerShell
4 23 (7.99%) C#
5 16 (5.56%) JavaScript
6 13 (4.51%) T-SQL
7 10 (3.47%) Python
8 8 (2.78%) VB
9 6 (2.08%) C
9 6 (2.08%) PL/SQL
10 5 (1.74%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.04%) C++
12 2 (0.69%) Korn
12 2 (0.69%) PHP
13 1 (0.35%) Perl
13 1 (0.35%) R
13 1 (0.35%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.35%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 29 (10.07%) Degree
2 19 (6.60%) Security Cleared
3 17 (5.90%) BPSS Clearance
3 17 (5.90%) LPIC
4 15 (5.21%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (5.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 14 (4.86%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (3.13%) CCNA
6 9 (3.13%) CCNP
6 9 (3.13%) MCSE
7 8 (2.78%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (2.08%) MCDST
9 4 (1.39%) JNCIP
9 4 (1.39%) MCP
9 4 (1.39%) MCSA
10 3 (1.04%) CCDA
10 3 (1.04%) CCDP
10 3 (1.04%) HNC
10 3 (1.04%) HND
10 3 (1.04%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.90%) Disclosure Scotland
1 17 (5.90%) SLA
2 6 (2.08%) QA
3 5 (1.74%) Data Quality
4 4 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.69%) CRD IV
5 2 (0.69%) HL7
5 2 (0.69%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.35%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.35%) ISO20022
6 1 (0.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 58 (20.14%) Active Directory
2 47 (16.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (6.94%) Hyper-V
4 18 (6.25%) Firmware
5 15 (5.21%) vSphere
6 13 (4.51%) Virtual Machines
7 12 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (4.17%) XenDesktop
8 11 (3.82%) NFS
9 10 (3.47%) vCloud
9 10 (3.47%) VMware ESX
10 8 (2.78%) Forefront TMG
10 8 (2.78%) ISA Server
10 8 (2.78%) UAG
10 8 (2.78%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 3 (1.04%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 2 (0.69%) GPFS
13 1 (0.35%) Ceph
13 1 (0.35%) RHEV
13 1 (0.35%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 31 (10.76%) SCCM
2 22 (7.64%) NetBackup
3 21 (7.29%) SCOM
4 20 (6.94%) Backup Exec
5 11 (3.82%) vCenter Server
6 10 (3.47%) vMotion
7 8 (2.78%) Microsoft Clustering
7 8 (2.78%) WMI
8 5 (1.74%) Nagios
8 5 (1.74%) Puppet
9 4 (1.39%) Rundeck
10 3 (1.04%) Cisco CUCM
10 3 (1.04%) Cisco UCCE
10 3 (1.04%) Ganglia
10 3 (1.04%) Netcool
10 3 (1.04%) Oracle ZFS
10 3 (1.04%) PaperCut
10 3 (1.04%) SafeCom
11 2 (0.69%) EMC NetWorker
11 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 77 (26.74%) Microsoft
2 55 (19.10%) VMware
3 46 (15.97%) Citrix
4 34 (11.81%) IBM
5 33 (11.46%) Cisco
6 32 (11.11%) Red Hat
7 28 (9.72%) Oracle
8 23 (7.99%) HP
9 21 (7.29%) NetApp
10 15 (5.21%) Veritas
11 9 (3.13%) ION Trading
12 7 (2.43%) Brocade
12 7 (2.43%) CommVault
13 6 (2.08%) Adobe
13 6 (2.08%) Apple
13 6 (2.08%) LANDesk
14 5 (1.74%) F5
14 5 (1.74%) Nintex
14 5 (1.74%) Splunk
14 5 (1.74%) Veeam
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Oscar
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Hotcourses
Salary: From £45,000 to £52,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Computer People
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Full package on offer
Posted: 5 days ago
London
The Curve Group
Salary: Competitive + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ASDA
Salary: Market Salary + Bonus
Posted: 7 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
The Coventry Building Society
Salary: £31,811 - 47,716 per year + Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
The Coventry Building Society
Salary: £47,716 per year + Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Sanderson
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Leeds
NHS Digital
Salary: £40,428 - £48,514 per year
Posted: 26 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
The Coventry Building Society
Salary: £35,344 - 53,016 per year + Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
London
Washington Frank
Salary: £450 - £580 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Woking
greywood
Salary: £22000 - £24000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 24 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Maersk Line
Posted: 24 days ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Kingfisher IT Services
Salary: £negotiable dependent on exp. + benefits and bonus potential
Posted: 24 days ago