The median annual salary for a Technical Specialist was £54,000 in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 3 months to 26 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
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 108 121 145
Rank change year-on-year +13 +24  
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 3 10 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.23% 0.57% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.59% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 6
Median salary £54,000 £50,000 £48,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.00% +2.56%  
90% offered a salary of more than £44,800 £50,000 £38,750
10% offered a salary of more than £54,800 £50,000 £51,250
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 Reading. 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
Reading
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1268 1704 2206
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 97.02% 96.43% 96.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1045 1350 1656
Median salary £47,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £31,000 £24,936
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £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 Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Specialist in Reading

Technical Specialist
Salary Trend in Reading

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

Salary trend for Technical Specialist in Reading

Technical Specialist
Salary Histogram in Reading

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Specialist in Reading over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Technical Specialist in Reading

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

For the 6 months to 26 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 Reading region featuring Technical Specialist in the job title.

1 7 (70.00%) SQL
2 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (50.00%) Linux
2 5 (50.00%) Data Protection
3 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (40.00%) Veeam
3 4 (40.00%) Oracle
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (30.00%) Firewall
4 3 (30.00%) arcserve
4 3 (30.00%) CommVault
4 3 (30.00%) NetApp
4 3 (30.00%) Veritas
4 3 (30.00%) Red Hat
4 3 (30.00%) EMC
4 3 (30.00%) Unix
4 3 (30.00%) AIX
4 3 (30.00%) HPUX
4 3 (30.00%) Informix
4 3 (30.00%) Sybase
4 3 (30.00%) DB2
4 3 (30.00%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (30.00%) Java
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (20.00%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (20.00%) C#
5 2 (20.00%) HTML
5 2 (20.00%) .NET
5 2 (20.00%) MySQL
5 2 (20.00%) CSS

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 1 (10.00%) IIS
1 1 (10.00%) JBoss
1 1 (10.00%) Tomcat
1 1 (10.00%) WebLogic
1 1 (10.00%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) Firewall
2 2 (20.00%) DNS
3 1 (10.00%) DHCP
3 1 (10.00%) Internet
3 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (30.00%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (30.00%) DB2
3 3 (30.00%) Informix
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (20.00%) MySQL
5 1 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
General
1 1 (10.00%) Banking
1 1 (10.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
1 2 (20.00%) CSS
1 2 (20.00%) HTML
2 1 (10.00%) CSS3
2 1 (10.00%) HTML5
2 1 (10.00%) Java EE
2 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Replication
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Clustering
2 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (10.00%) EPoS
2 1 (10.00%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (10.00%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Linux
2 3 (30.00%) AIX
2 3 (30.00%) HPUX
2 3 (30.00%) Unix
3 2 (20.00%) Solaris
3 2 (20.00%) SUSE
3 2 (20.00%) Windows
4 1 (10.00%) CentOS
4 1 (10.00%) Debian
4 1 (10.00%) Ubuntu
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Data Protection
2 2 (20.00%) Information Management
3 1 (10.00%) Data Management
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (10.00%) Process Improvement
3 1 (10.00%) Resource Allocation
3 1 (10.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) Java
3 2 (20.00%) C#
4 1 (10.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (10.00%) VB.NET
4 1 (10.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) MCSA
1 1 (10.00%) MCSE
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Backup Exec
1 2 (20.00%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (10.00%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (10.00%) NetBackup
2 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Oracle
1 4 (40.00%) Veeam
2 3 (30.00%) arcserve
2 3 (30.00%) CommVault
2 3 (30.00%) EMC
2 3 (30.00%) NetApp
2 3 (30.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (30.00%) Sybase
2 3 (30.00%) Veritas
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (10.00%) HP