The median annual salary for a Technical Specialist was £38,000 in advertised job vacancies in Southampton during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Technical Specialist
Hampshire / Southampton
Rank 67 73 89
Rank change year-on-year +6 +16  
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 7 16 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Southampton 1.12% 2.03% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.16% 2.06% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 6 14 0
Median salary £38,000 £41,500 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.43% -  
UK excluding London median salary £44,031 £47,402 £48,750
% change year-on-year -7.11% -2.76%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Southampton. 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
Southampton
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 601 777 938
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 96.47% 98.48% 99.15%
Number of salaries quoted 553 743 720
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
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 Southampton

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Specialist in Southampton

Technical Specialist
Salary Trend in Southampton

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

Salary trend for Technical Specialist in Southampton

Technical Specialist
Salary Histogram in Southampton

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

Salary histogram for Technical Specialist in Southampton

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

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

1 3 (37.50%) ITIL
1 3 (37.50%) Unix
1 3 (37.50%) SLA
1 3 (37.50%) IBM
1 3 (37.50%) SAN
1 3 (37.50%) NetApp
1 3 (37.50%) Symantec
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
1 3 (37.50%) NetBackup
1 3 (37.50%) Retail
1 3 (37.50%) Brocade
1 3 (37.50%) CMDB
1 3 (37.50%) NAS
1 3 (37.50%) Continuous Improvement
1 3 (37.50%) Root Cause Analysis
1 3 (37.50%) Ticket Management
1 3 (37.50%) Security Operations
2 2 (25.00%) OneDrive
2 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (25.00%) Nintex
2 2 (25.00%) Yammer
2 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (25.00%) VBScript
2 2 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (12.50%) DHCP
3 1 (12.50%) DNS

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton 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 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (12.50%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) OneDrive
1 2 (25.00%) Yammer
2 1 (12.50%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) NAS
1 3 (37.50%) SAN
2 1 (12.50%) DHCP
2 1 (12.50%) DNS
2 1 (12.50%) Skype
2 1 (12.50%) Unified Communications
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
1 3 (37.50%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Unix
2 2 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Continuous Improvement
1 3 (37.50%) ITIL
1 3 (37.50%) Root Cause Analysis
1 3 (37.50%) Security Operations
1 3 (37.50%) Ticket Management
2 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (25.00%) VBScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) NetBackup
2 1 (12.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Brocade
1 3 (37.50%) IBM
1 3 (37.50%) NetApp
1 3 (37.50%) Symantec
2 2 (25.00%) Nintex
3 1 (12.50%) CA
3 1 (12.50%) CyberArk
3 1 (12.50%) Infoblox
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) Polycom