Period
to 19 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Technical Specialist was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

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
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 875 831 728
Rank change year-on-year -44 -103 +69
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 280 334 595
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.17% 0.20% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.21% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 180 186 414
England median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% -10.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £29,475
90th Percentile £60,475 £67,500 £70,000
UK median annual salary £44,000 £44,750 £47,500
% change year-on-year -1.68% -5.79% +5.56%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 156,505 161,081 189,809
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.04% 96.48% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 128,219 135,101 160,226
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

Technical Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 19 January 2018.

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 6 months to 19 January 2018. 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
Midlands -28 81 £45,000 +4.65% 15
London +20 75 £45,000 -16.67% 7
West Midlands +2 73 £47,500 +6.15% 12
South East +13 59 £45,750 +3.98% 9
North of England +14 43 £32,000 -1.54% 6
Yorkshire +26 20 £36,378 +11.93% 2
North West +5 18 £36,250 +22.88% 4
East of England +10 16 £44,000 +2.33% 6
East Midlands -7 8 £45,000 +28.57% 3
South West -23 6 £35,362 +7.16% 1
North East - 5 £24,000 -
Technical Specialist
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 93 (33.21%) Microsoft
2 84 (30.00%) Windows
3 58 (20.71%) VMware
4 56 (20.00%) Degree
5 53 (18.93%) VMware Infrastructure
6 51 (18.21%) Active Directory
7 48 (17.14%) ITIL
8 46 (16.43%) Finance
9 42 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
10 40 (14.29%) Service Delivery
10 40 (14.29%) Data Centre
11 39 (13.93%) Windows Server
11 39 (13.93%) Citrix
12 37 (13.21%) SQL
12 37 (13.21%) Presales
13 36 (12.86%) Firewall
13 36 (12.86%) PowerShell
14 34 (12.14%) Cisco
15 32 (11.43%) Office 365
16 31 (11.07%) Continuous Improvement
16 31 (11.07%) Microsoft Certification
17 30 (10.71%) SharePoint
17 30 (10.71%) Computer Science
17 30 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
18 27 (9.64%) Java
19 26 (9.29%) JavaScript
20 25 (8.93%) Linux
20 25 (8.93%) SLA
21 24 (8.57%) Microsoft Office
22 23 (8.21%) .NET

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 30 (10.71%) SharePoint
2 18 (6.43%) MS Exchange
3 14 (5.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 12 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (3.93%) Skype for Business
6 9 (3.21%) IIS
7 6 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (1.79%) SharePoint Server
9 4 (1.43%) Apache
9 4 (1.43%) JBoss
10 3 (1.07%) CMS
11 2 (0.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.71%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.71%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.36%) Apache Spark
12 1 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.36%) nginx
12 1 (0.36%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 24 (8.57%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (6.07%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (3.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.36%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (2.14%) Magento
3 3 (1.07%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.07%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.36%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.36%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.36%) PeopleSoft HCM
4 1 (0.36%) PeopleSoft HRMS
4 1 (0.36%) Unica
4 1 (0.36%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 42 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (11.43%) Office 365
3 30 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (5.00%) Amazon EC2
5 12 (4.29%) Azure Active Directory
6 9 (3.21%) OneDrive
7 7 (2.50%) AWS CloudFormation
8 6 (2.14%) AdWords
9 5 (1.79%) Dynamics 365
9 5 (1.79%) IaaS
10 4 (1.43%) SaaS
11 3 (1.07%) PaaS
11 3 (1.07%) Twilio
11 3 (1.07%) Yammer
12 2 (0.71%) Google Analytics
12 2 (0.71%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 1 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
13 1 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.36%) IBM Cloud
13 1 (0.36%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 36 (12.86%) Firewall
2 23 (8.21%) TCP/IP
3 20 (7.14%) SAN
4 17 (6.07%) WAN
5 13 (4.64%) VPN
6 12 (4.29%) Internet
6 12 (4.29%) Network Security
7 11 (3.93%) LAN
7 11 (3.93%) NetScaler
8 10 (3.57%) Intranet
9 8 (2.86%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (2.86%) DNS
9 8 (2.86%) Skype
10 6 (2.14%) SSL
10 6 (2.14%) WebEx
11 5 (1.79%) MPLS
11 5 (1.79%) WLAN
12 4 (1.43%) HTTP
12 4 (1.43%) SNMP
12 4 (1.43%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (7.50%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.29%) Relational Database
3 10 (3.57%) Big Data
4 8 (2.86%) Hadoop
5 6 (2.14%) Power BI
5 6 (2.14%) RDBMS
6 5 (1.79%) Oracle Database
6 5 (1.79%) SQLPlus
7 4 (1.43%) MySQL
8 3 (1.07%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.71%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.36%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.36%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.36%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 8 (2.86%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.43%) MSI
2 4 (1.43%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.07%) LSMW
4 2 (0.71%) Android Studio
4 2 (0.71%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.36%) PeopleTools
5 1 (0.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 46 (16.43%) Finance
2 18 (6.43%) Retail
3 17 (6.07%) Marketing
4 15 (5.36%) French Language
5 13 (4.64%) Electronics
5 13 (4.64%) Law
6 12 (4.29%) Legal
7 10 (3.57%) Advertising
7 10 (3.57%) Telecoms
8 8 (2.86%) Manufacturing
9 6 (2.14%) Automotive
10 5 (1.79%) Billing
11 4 (1.43%) Back Office
12 3 (1.07%) German Language
12 3 (1.07%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.71%) Front Office
14 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.36%) Italian Language
14 1 (0.36%) Local Government
14 1 (0.36%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (8.21%) .NET
2 13 (4.64%) HTML
3 12 (4.29%) XML
4 10 (3.57%) REST
5 9 (3.21%) Ajax
5 9 (3.21%) CSS
6 8 (2.86%) SOAP
7 7 (2.50%) FIX Protocol
7 7 (2.50%) JSON
7 7 (2.50%) Web Services
8 4 (1.43%) Middleware
9 3 (1.07%) BAPI
9 3 (1.07%) IDoc
9 3 (1.07%) Web Dynpro
10 2 (0.71%) Elastic Stack
10 2 (0.71%) LAMP
10 2 (0.71%) LDAP
11 1 (0.36%) LAPP Stack
11 1 (0.36%) WAP
11 1 (0.36%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 40 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 30 (10.71%) Computer Science
3 18 (6.43%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (5.36%) Public Cloud
5 12 (4.29%) Video Conferencing
6 11 (3.93%) CMDB
6 11 (3.93%) Management Information System
6 11 (3.93%) NHS
7 9 (3.21%) Blackberry
8 8 (2.86%) Mobile App
8 8 (2.86%) Social Media
9 6 (2.14%) Blog
10 5 (1.79%) Driving Licence
10 5 (1.79%) Fixed Income
11 3 (1.07%) Client/Server
11 3 (1.07%) Derivative
11 3 (1.07%) Equities
11 3 (1.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 3 (1.07%) Security Operations Centre
11 3 (1.07%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 84 (30.00%) Windows
2 39 (13.93%) Windows Server
3 25 (8.93%) Linux
4 22 (7.86%) Windows 7
5 21 (7.50%) Windows 10
6 18 (6.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (4.29%) Unix
8 10 (3.57%) Android
9 9 (3.21%) Apple iOS
10 8 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.71%) AIX
13 2 (0.71%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.36%) CentOS
14 1 (0.36%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (17.14%) ITIL
2 40 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 37 (13.21%) Presales
4 31 (11.07%) Continuous Improvement
5 19 (6.79%) Project Management
6 17 (6.07%) Workflow
7 16 (5.71%) CRM
7 16 (5.71%) Line Management
8 15 (5.36%) Migration
9 14 (5.00%) Artificial Intelligence
10 13 (4.64%) Analytics
10 13 (4.64%) Digital Marketing
10 13 (4.64%) Software Engineering
11 12 (4.29%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (4.29%) Disaster Recovery
12 11 (3.93%) Business Intelligence
12 11 (3.93%) Change Management
12 11 (3.93%) Configuration Management
12 11 (3.93%) Information Security
12 11 (3.93%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (13.21%) SQL
2 36 (12.86%) PowerShell
3 27 (9.64%) Java
4 26 (9.29%) JavaScript
5 14 (5.00%) C#
6 12 (4.29%) Perl
6 12 (4.29%) Python
7 11 (3.93%) VBScript
8 10 (3.57%) Shell Script
9 6 (2.14%) C++
9 6 (2.14%) Ruby
10 5 (1.79%) Bash Shell
11 4 (1.43%) C
12 3 (1.07%) ABAP
12 3 (1.07%) SAPscript
13 2 (0.71%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.36%) PHP
14 1 (0.36%) RPG
14 1 (0.36%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.36%) XPath
Qualifications
1 56 (20.00%) Degree
2 31 (11.07%) Microsoft Certification
3 19 (6.79%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (6.43%) Computer Science Degree
5 16 (5.71%) CCNA
6 15 (5.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 14 (5.00%) MCSE
8 8 (2.86%) MCP
9 7 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (2.50%) MCSA
10 6 (2.14%) MCITP
10 6 (2.14%) VCP4
10 6 (2.14%) VCP5
11 5 (1.79%) CCNP
11 5 (1.79%) CISM
11 5 (1.79%) CISSP
12 4 (1.43%) A+ Certification
13 3 (1.07%) CISA
13 3 (1.07%) DBS Check
13 3 (1.07%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (8.93%) SLA
2 7 (2.50%) QA
3 5 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.71%) HL7
System Software
1 53 (18.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 51 (18.21%) Active Directory
3 16 (5.71%) Hyper-V
4 14 (5.00%) Virtual Machines
5 12 (4.29%) XenApp
6 11 (3.93%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (3.93%) vSphere
6 11 (3.93%) XenDesktop
7 7 (2.50%) Docker
8 5 (1.79%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.36%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 19 (6.79%) SCVMM
2 17 (6.07%) SCCM
3 13 (4.64%) Puppet
4 11 (3.93%) vCenter Server
4 11 (3.93%) vMotion
5 10 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (2.86%) Ansible
7 7 (2.50%) Salt
8 6 (2.14%) PowerCLI
9 5 (1.79%) SCOM
10 4 (1.43%) Norton AntiVirus
11 3 (1.07%) Nagios
11 3 (1.07%) WSUS
12 2 (0.71%) BladeLogic
12 2 (0.71%) CA Wily
12 2 (0.71%) Cisco UCCE
12 2 (0.71%) Control-M
12 2 (0.71%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 2 (0.71%) Red Hat Satellite
12 2 (0.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 93 (33.21%) Microsoft
2 58 (20.71%) VMware
3 39 (13.93%) Citrix
4 34 (12.14%) Cisco
5 20 (7.14%) Oracle
6 17 (6.07%) HP
7 16 (5.71%) BMC
8 12 (4.29%) Juniper
9 11 (3.93%) CheckPoint
10 10 (3.57%) F5
10 10 (3.57%) Fortinet
11 7 (2.50%) Brocade
11 7 (2.50%) Huawei
11 7 (2.50%) SAP
11 7 (2.50%) Sun
12 6 (2.14%) arcserve
12 6 (2.14%) IBM
12 6 (2.14%) McAfee
12 6 (2.14%) Veritas
13 5 (1.79%) Red Hat