Period
to 13 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Technical Specialist was £48,069 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 13 November 2018.

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

Senior Technical Specialist
UK
6 months to
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1121 1155 1202
Rank change year-on-year +34 +47 +25
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Technical Specialist 20 35 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.012% 0.019% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.013% 0.020% 0.013%
Number of salaries quoted 14 30 19
UK median annual salary £48,069 £48,750 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.40% -2.50% -3.85%
10th Percentile £42,900 £33,881 £40,200
90th Percentile £59,250 £62,500 £84,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,000
% change year-on-year - +1.06% -5.53%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 156,168 172,304 181,848
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.89% 95.96% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 125,823 138,196 152,196
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +4.94%

Senior Technical Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Technical Specialist in the UK

Senior Technical Specialist
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Senior Technical Specialist in the UK

Senior Technical Specialist
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Technical Specialist over the 6 months to 13 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Senior Technical Specialist in the UK

Senior Technical Specialist
Top 11 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Technical Specialist within the UK over the 6 months to 13 November 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
England +40 19 £48,638 +7.72% 2
UK excluding London +22 19 £47,500 - 2
North of England +39 7 £47,500 +29.92% 1
South East +24 6 £46,500 -15.45% 1
Yorkshire +23 5 £47,500 +30.57%
West Midlands +37 4 £55,000 +37.50%
Midlands +23 4 £55,000 +37.50%
North West +6 2 £48,638 +2.39% 1
London +57 1 £65,000 -18.75%
East of England +26 1 - -
Scotland -17 1 £47,500 -20.83%

Senior Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 November 2018, Senior Technical Specialist job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Senior Technical Specialist in the job title.

1 7 (35.00%) VMware
1 7 (35.00%) Problem-Solving
2 6 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (30.00%) 3PAR
2 6 (30.00%) Information Security
2 6 (30.00%) HP
3 4 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 4 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 3 (15.00%) ITSM
4 3 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (15.00%) SAN
4 3 (15.00%) NetApp
4 3 (15.00%) Internet
4 3 (15.00%) ITIL
4 3 (15.00%) CCNA
4 3 (15.00%) SLA
4 3 (15.00%) Cisco
4 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (15.00%) SQL
4 3 (15.00%) Windows
4 3 (15.00%) Enterprise Storage
4 3 (15.00%) NCDA
4 3 (15.00%) NCIE
4 3 (15.00%) Fibre Channel
4 3 (15.00%) Veeam
4 3 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (15.00%) Puppet

Senior Technical Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (10.00%) NetWeaver
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.00%) Adobe Analytics
2 1 (5.00%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) Fibre Channel
1 3 (15.00%) Internet
1 3 (15.00%) SAN
2 2 (10.00%) Network Security
3 1 (5.00%) DNS
3 1 (5.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (5.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (5.00%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) MySQL
1 2 (10.00%) SAP HANA
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (10.00%) Manufacturing
1 2 (10.00%) Retail
2 1 (5.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) JSON
1 2 (10.00%) Middleware
1 2 (10.00%) RESTful
1 2 (10.00%) SAP Fiori
1 2 (10.00%) SOAP
1 2 (10.00%) XML
2 1 (5.00%) jQuery
2 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (15.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (15.00%) Enterprise Storage
3 3 (15.00%) FlexPod
4 2 (10.00%) SCADA
4 2 (10.00%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (10.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Data ONTAP
1 3 (15.00%) Windows
2 2 (10.00%) AIX
2 2 (10.00%) Linux
3 1 (5.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Problem-Solving
2 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (30.00%) Information Security
3 4 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 3 (15.00%) Break/Fix
4 3 (15.00%) Collaborative Working
4 3 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (15.00%) ITIL
4 3 (15.00%) ITSM
4 3 (15.00%) Patch Management
4 3 (15.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (10.00%) Application Performance Monitoring
5 2 (10.00%) Business Process Modelling
5 2 (10.00%) Data Extraction
5 2 (10.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 2 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (10.00%) OO
5 2 (10.00%) Proactive Monitoring
5 2 (10.00%) Security Architecture
5 2 (10.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) SQL
2 2 (10.00%) ABAP
2 2 (10.00%) C
2 2 (10.00%) C#
2 2 (10.00%) C++
2 2 (10.00%) Java
2 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (10.00%) Python
3 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (5.00%) Perl
3 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) CCNA
1 3 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (15.00%) NCDA
1 3 (15.00%) NCIE
1 3 (15.00%) VCP6
1 3 (15.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (10.00%) CESG Certified Professional
2 2 (10.00%) CISSP
2 2 (10.00%) CITP
2 2 (10.00%) DV Cleared
2 2 (10.00%) IISP
2 2 (10.00%) MBCS
2 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) GDPR
1 3 (15.00%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) Puppet
1 3 (15.00%) Terraform
1 3 (15.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) VMware
2 6 (30.00%) 3PAR
2 6 (30.00%) HP
3 3 (15.00%) Brocade
3 3 (15.00%) Cisco
3 3 (15.00%) Ivanti
3 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (15.00%) NetApp
3 3 (15.00%) Scality
3 3 (15.00%) Shavlik
3 3 (15.00%) Veeam
4 2 (10.00%) Oracle
4 2 (10.00%) SAP
5 1 (5.00%) Adobe
5 1 (5.00%) Axway
5 1 (5.00%) Citrix
5 1 (5.00%) Google
5 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
5 1 (5.00%) ServiceNow
5 1 (5.00%) TOWER Software