The median annual salary for a Senior Technical Specialist was £54,000 in advertised job vacancies 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.

Senior Technical Specialist
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 861 915 925
Rank change year-on-year +54 +10  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Technical Specialist 13 18 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.015% 0.019% 0.053%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.015% 0.019% 0.055%
Number of salaries quoted 13 13 39
Median salary £54,000 £60,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +20.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £39,000 £44,800
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £89,000 £56,500
UK excluding London median salary £52,000 £51,000 £46,377
% change year-on-year +1.96% +9.96%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 85825 93705 107053
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.96% 96.53% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 70199 79011 88244
Median salary £46,250 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.63% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £73,000 £70,000 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Senior Technical Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Technical Specialist in the UK

Senior Technical Specialist
Top 22 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 3 months to 26 June 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
England +31 11 £50,000 -16.66% 6
West Midlands +17 6 £50,000 -1.96% 5
Coventry -1 6 £50,000 -1.96% 5
South East +59 2 £55,000 - 1
East of England - 2 £38,875 -
Edinburgh - 2 £60,000 -
Scotland - 2 £60,000 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £38,875 -
Reading - 2 £48,750 -
Berkshire - 2 £48,750 - 1
London +16 1 £90,000 +50.00%
Yorkshire - 1 £47,500 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £55,000 -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £55,000 -
Watford - 1 £22,750 -
Oxford - 1 £55,000 -
Sheffield - 1 £47,500 -
Guildford - 1 £55,000 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £47,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £55,000 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £55,000 -
Surrey - 1 £55,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, Senior 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 featuring Senior Technical Specialist in the job title.

1 8 (29.63%) SQL
1 8 (29.63%) Linux
2 7 (25.93%) SQL Server
3 6 (22.22%) ITIL
3 6 (22.22%) Unix
3 6 (22.22%) Windows
4 5 (18.52%) Management Information System
4 5 (18.52%) Solaris
4 5 (18.52%) NetApp
4 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (18.52%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (14.81%) Cisco
5 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
6 3 (11.11%) CCNP
6 3 (11.11%) Active Directory
6 3 (11.11%) IBM
6 3 (11.11%) LAN
6 3 (11.11%) Client/Server
6 3 (11.11%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (11.11%) Service Management
6 3 (11.11%) SAN
6 3 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (11.11%) Workflow
6 3 (11.11%) Finance
6 3 (11.11%) Red Hat
6 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (11.11%) F5
6 3 (11.11%) Change Control
6 3 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (11.11%) Banking

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 1 (3.70%) JBoss
1 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Unit4 Business World
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) LAN
1 3 (11.11%) Network Security
1 3 (11.11%) SAN
2 2 (7.41%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (7.41%) Firewall
2 2 (7.41%) WAN
3 1 (3.70%) BGP
3 1 (3.70%) OSPF
3 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.93%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.11%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.70%) Event Store
3 1 (3.70%) MySQL
3 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.70%) Riak
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 3 (11.11%) Banking
1 3 (11.11%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Retail
3 1 (3.70%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) .NET
2 1 (3.70%) CSS
2 1 (3.70%) CSS3
2 1 (3.70%) HTML
2 1 (3.70%) HTML5
2 1 (3.70%) Middleware
2 1 (3.70%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (3.70%) Sensu
2 1 (3.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Management Information System
2 3 (11.11%) Client/Server
2 3 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (7.41%) Data Centre
3 2 (7.41%) EPoS
3 2 (7.41%) NHS
4 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.70%) Clustering
4 1 (3.70%) DataPower
4 1 (3.70%) Digital Signage
Operating Systems
1 8 (29.63%) Linux
2 6 (22.22%) Unix
2 6 (22.22%) Windows
3 5 (18.52%) Solaris
4 3 (11.11%) Windows Server
5 1 (3.70%) AIX
5 1 (3.70%) Windows 10
5 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (22.22%) ITIL
2 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (18.52%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (11.11%) Change Control
3 3 (11.11%) Data Integration
3 3 (11.11%) Data Protection
3 3 (11.11%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 3 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (11.11%) Proactive Monitoring
3 3 (11.11%) Service Management
3 3 (11.11%) Workflow
4 2 (7.41%) ERP
4 2 (7.41%) Load Balancing
4 2 (7.41%) Project Management
4 2 (7.41%) SDLC
5 1 (3.70%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.70%) Performance Management
5 1 (3.70%) Software Engineering
5 1 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.70%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (29.63%) SQL
2 2 (7.41%) C#
2 2 (7.41%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.70%) Java
3 1 (3.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) CCNP
1 3 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.70%) CCA
2 1 (3.70%) CCEA
2 1 (3.70%) CCIE
2 1 (3.70%) CCNA
2 1 (3.70%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (3.70%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) JNCIA
2 1 (3.70%) JNCIP
2 1 (3.70%) MCP
2 1 (3.70%) MCSA
2 1 (3.70%) MCSE
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.70%) VCAP
2 1 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 3 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.41%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) SCCM
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle ZFS
3 1 (3.70%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (3.70%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (3.70%) Ganglia
3 1 (3.70%) Grafana
3 1 (3.70%) Graphite
3 1 (3.70%) Netcool
3 1 (3.70%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (18.52%) NetApp
2 4 (14.81%) Cisco
2 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
3 3 (11.11%) F5
3 3 (11.11%) IBM
3 3 (11.11%) Red Hat
4 2 (7.41%) Blue Coat
4 2 (7.41%) CheckPoint
4 2 (7.41%) Veritas
5 1 (3.70%) AppDynamics
5 1 (3.70%) Fortinet
5 1 (3.70%) Juniper
5 1 (3.70%) Oracle
5 1 (3.70%) Splunk
5 1 (3.70%) VMware
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