The median annual salary for a Technical Specialist was £48,750 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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

Technical Specialist
England / North West
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 245 234 233
Rank change year-on-year -11 -1  
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 4 3 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.065% 0.052% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.067% 0.054% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 4 3 13
Median salary £48,750 £45,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% -30.76%  
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £47,402 £50,000
% change year-on-year -5.06% -5.19%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 5931 5576 6456
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 96.83% 97.04% 96.79%
Number of salaries quoted 4959 4681 5205
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
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 the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Specialist in the North West

Technical Specialist
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Technical Specialist in the North West

Technical Specialist
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Specialist within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 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
Cheshire +7 2 £54,750 +56.42%
Merseyside - 2 £46,250 - 1
Technical Specialist
England

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 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 North West region featuring Technical Specialist in the job title.

1 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Linux
3 4 (44.44%) Clustering
3 4 (44.44%) Incident Management
4 3 (33.33%) Unix
4 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 3 (33.33%) Oracle
4 3 (33.33%) Performance Management
5 2 (22.22%) AppDynamics
5 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
5 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
5 2 (22.22%) AIX
5 2 (22.22%) SQL
5 2 (22.22%) JBoss
5 2 (22.22%) MCSE
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (22.22%) NetApp
5 2 (22.22%) VMware
5 2 (22.22%) Netcool
5 2 (22.22%) Load Balancing
5 2 (22.22%) Banking
5 2 (22.22%) Ganglia
5 2 (22.22%) Change Control
5 2 (22.22%) Capacity Management
6 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
6 1 (11.11%) IaaS
6 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
6 1 (11.11%) Relational Database

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (22.22%) JBoss
2 1 (11.11%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) JDE EnterpriseOne
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) IaaS
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (11.11%) PaaS
1 1 (11.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (22.22%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Clustering
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (11.11%) FMCG
2 1 (11.11%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Linux
3 3 (33.33%) Unix
4 2 (22.22%) AIX
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
5 1 (11.11%) Mac OS X
5 1 (11.11%) Windows 10
5 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
5 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Incident Management
2 3 (33.33%) Performance Management
3 2 (22.22%) Capacity Management
3 2 (22.22%) Change Control
3 2 (22.22%) Load Balancing
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (11.11%) DevOps
4 1 (11.11%) ITIL
4 1 (11.11%) Migration
4 1 (11.11%) Patch Management
4 1 (11.11%) Process Improvement
4 1 (11.11%) Scrum
4 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
4 1 (11.11%) Service Management
4 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
4 1 (11.11%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) MCSE
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) MCITP
2 1 (11.11%) MCSA
2 1 (11.11%) MCTS
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (11.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Ganglia
1 2 (22.22%) Netcool
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (11.11%) NetBackup
2 1 (11.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle
2 2 (22.22%) AppDynamics
2 2 (22.22%) NetApp
2 2 (22.22%) VMware
3 1 (11.11%) Apple
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix
3 1 (11.11%) JD Edwards
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) SAP
3 1 (11.11%) Veeam
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