Period
to 16 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Senior Technical Specialist was £48,638 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1097 1161 1184
Rank change year-on-year +64 +23 +44
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Technical Specialist 12 35 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.008% 0.020% 0.012%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.008% 0.021% 0.012%
Number of salaries quoted 11 24 18
UK median annual salary £48,638 £48,250 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.80% +2.66% -9.62%
10th Percentile £42,500 £33,881 £40,175
90th Percentile £72,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,638 £47,500 £47,000
% change year-on-year +2.39% +1.06% -6.00%

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 144,895 166,820 170,398
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.91% 96.18% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 115,811 135,425 141,889
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +4.28%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

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 16 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Senior Technical Specialist in the UK

Senior Technical Specialist
Top 9 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 16 January 2019. 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 +55 12 £48,638 +2.39% 1
UK excluding London +33 10 £48,638 +2.39%
North of England +30 5 £48,069 +32.14%
South East +32 3 £50,000 -23.66%
Yorkshire +19 3 £41,750 +14.77%
London +44 2 £70,000 - 1
West Midlands +39 2 £50,000 +2.04%
North West +36 2 £48,638 +2.39%
Midlands +17 2 £50,000 +2.04%

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, 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 6 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
2 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (33.33%) Information Security
2 4 (33.33%) Windows
3 3 (25.00%) ITIL
3 3 (25.00%) SQL
3 3 (25.00%) Linux
3 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (25.00%) ITSM
3 3 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (25.00%) Service Management
3 3 (25.00%) VMware
3 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (16.67%) Google
4 2 (16.67%) MBCS
4 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (16.67%) Web Development
4 2 (16.67%) JSON
4 2 (16.67%) Problem Management
4 2 (16.67%) CITP
4 2 (16.67%) Network Security
4 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 2 (16.67%) DV Cleared
4 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (16.67%) RESTful
4 2 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (16.67%) User Experience
4 2 (16.67%) CESG Certified Professional

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 (16.67%) NetWeaver
Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (8.33%) Adobe Analytics
2 1 (8.33%) Google Analytics
2 1 (8.33%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Firewall
1 2 (16.67%) Network Security
1 2 (16.67%) SAN
2 1 (8.33%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (8.33%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SAP HANA
2 1 (8.33%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (8.33%) DB2
2 1 (8.33%) MySQL
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (8.33%) SAP BW
2 1 (8.33%) SAP Data Services
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (8.33%) Legal
1 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
1 1 (8.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) JSON
1 2 (16.67%) Middleware
1 2 (16.67%) RESTful
1 2 (16.67%) SAP Fiori
1 2 (16.67%) SOAP
1 2 (16.67%) XML
2 1 (8.33%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
3 2 (16.67%) User Experience
4 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (8.33%) Replication
4 1 (8.33%) SCADA
4 1 (8.33%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Linux
3 2 (16.67%) AIX
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
2 4 (33.33%) Information Security
3 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (25.00%) ITIL
3 3 (25.00%) ITSM
3 3 (25.00%) Service Management
4 2 (16.67%) Application Performance Monitoring
4 2 (16.67%) Change Management
4 2 (16.67%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (16.67%) ETL
4 2 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (16.67%) Proactive Monitoring
4 2 (16.67%) Problem Management
4 2 (16.67%) Security Architecture
4 2 (16.67%) Web Development
5 1 (8.33%) Break/Fix
5 1 (8.33%) Decision-Making
5 1 (8.33%) Identity Access Management
5 1 (8.33%) Tag Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) ABAP
2 1 (8.33%) C
2 1 (8.33%) C#
2 1 (8.33%) C++
2 1 (8.33%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (8.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) CESG Certified Professional
1 2 (16.67%) CISSP
1 2 (16.67%) CITP
1 2 (16.67%) DV Cleared
1 2 (16.67%) IISP
1 2 (16.67%) MBCS
1 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) CCNA
2 1 (8.33%) CCNP
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) Firmware
2 1 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (8.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Puppet
1 1 (8.33%) Terraform
1 1 (8.33%) vMotion
1 1 (8.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (25.00%) VMware
2 2 (16.67%) Cisco
2 2 (16.67%) Google
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle
2 2 (16.67%) SAP
3 1 (8.33%) 3PAR
3 1 (8.33%) Adobe
3 1 (8.33%) Brocade
3 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint
3 1 (8.33%) Citrix
3 1 (8.33%) HP
3 1 (8.33%) Ivanti
3 1 (8.33%) Juniper
3 1 (8.33%) Qualys
3 1 (8.33%) Shavlik
3 1 (8.33%) Sybase