Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior Technical Specialist was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1162 1195 1212
Rank change year-on-year +33 +17 +79
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Technical Specialist 36 23 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.020% 0.012% 0.044%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.013% 0.046%
Number of salaries quoted 29 19 86
UK median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £51,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% -1.96% +10.87%
10th Percentile £33,881 £40,200 £43,549
90th Percentile £62,500 £84,000 £61,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +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 170720 182020 210826
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.48% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 136880 152336 175085
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

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 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Technical Specialist in the UK

Senior Technical Specialist
Top 12 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 19 November 2017. 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
UK excluding London +55 31 £47,500 +1.06% 1
England +53 29 £44,811 -6.16% 1
Midlands +38 11 £40,000 -14.89%
West Midlands +20 11 £40,000 -14.89%
North of England +11 10 £36,560 -8.60% 1
Yorkshire +33 9 £36,378 -9.06% 1
Scotland -1 7 £60,000 +48.15%
London +7 5 £80,000 +3.23%
South East +55 2 £55,000 -
South West +29 1 £44,471 +61.71%
East of England - 1 £55,000 -
North West - 1 £47,500 -

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 12 (33.33%) ITIL
2 11 (30.56%) Degree
3 10 (27.78%) Cisco
4 9 (25.00%) Windows
5 8 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (22.22%) NHS
5 8 (22.22%) F5
6 7 (19.44%) High Availability
6 7 (19.44%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (19.44%) CheckPoint
7 6 (16.67%) Service Management
7 6 (16.67%) CCNP
7 6 (16.67%) Finance
7 6 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (13.89%) PowerShell
8 5 (13.89%) Blue Coat
8 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
8 5 (13.89%) Java
8 5 (13.89%) Active Directory
8 5 (13.89%) Capacity Planning
9 4 (11.11%) ITIL V3
9 4 (11.11%) Windows Server
9 4 (11.11%) Presales
9 4 (11.11%) OSPF
9 4 (11.11%) BGP
9 4 (11.11%) .NET
9 4 (11.11%) Unix
9 4 (11.11%) Fortinet
9 4 (11.11%) Network Security
9 4 (11.11%) Information Security

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:

Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.33%) Office 365
2 2 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.78%) Amazon S3
3 1 (2.78%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (11.11%) BGP
2 4 (11.11%) Network Security
2 4 (11.11%) OSPF
3 3 (8.33%) LAN
3 3 (8.33%) TCP/IP
4 2 (5.56%) DNS
4 2 (5.56%) Firewall
4 2 (5.56%) Internet
4 2 (5.56%) SAN
5 1 (2.78%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (2.78%) DHCP
5 1 (2.78%) FWSM
5 1 (2.78%) IPsec
5 1 (2.78%) LDAP
5 1 (2.78%) SNMP
5 1 (2.78%) Software-Defined Networking
5 1 (2.78%) Symposium
5 1 (2.78%) VPN
5 1 (2.78%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) MySQL
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
1 1 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (16.67%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Banking
3 2 (5.56%) Legal
4 1 (2.78%) Retail
4 1 (2.78%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.11%) .NET
2 2 (5.56%) XML
3 1 (2.78%) CSS
3 1 (2.78%) CSS3
3 1 (2.78%) HTML
3 1 (2.78%) HTML5
3 1 (2.78%) JSON
3 1 (2.78%) REST
3 1 (2.78%) Web Services
3 1 (2.78%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.22%) NHS
2 3 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 3 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.78%) EPoS
4 1 (2.78%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.78%) PKI
4 1 (2.78%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (25.00%) Windows
2 4 (11.11%) Unix
2 4 (11.11%) Windows Server
3 3 (8.33%) Linux
3 3 (8.33%) Windows 10
3 3 (8.33%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.78%) CentOS
4 1 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.78%) Solaris
4 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (33.33%) ITIL
2 7 (19.44%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (19.44%) High Availability
3 6 (16.67%) Service Management
4 5 (13.89%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (11.11%) Information Security
5 4 (11.11%) ITIL V3
5 4 (11.11%) Presales
6 3 (8.33%) Infrastructure Management
6 3 (8.33%) Project Management
6 3 (8.33%) Time Management
7 2 (5.56%) Business Continuity
7 2 (5.56%) Change Control
7 2 (5.56%) Data Protection
7 2 (5.56%) DevOps
7 2 (5.56%) Incident Management
7 2 (5.56%) Operations Management
7 2 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (5.56%) Proactive Monitoring
7 2 (5.56%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.89%) Java
1 5 (13.89%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.56%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.78%) C#
3 1 (2.78%) Python
3 1 (2.78%) SQL
3 1 (2.78%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (30.56%) Degree
2 8 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (16.67%) CCNP
4 3 (8.33%) CCIE
4 3 (8.33%) MCSE
4 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (5.56%) CCDA
5 2 (5.56%) CCNA
5 2 (5.56%) CISA
5 2 (5.56%) CISM
5 2 (5.56%) CISSP
5 2 (5.56%) CREST Certified
5 2 (5.56%) Master's Degree
5 2 (5.56%) SSCP
6 1 (2.78%) PMI Certification
6 1 (2.78%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 5 (13.89%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.78%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (8.33%) SCCM
2 1 (2.78%) Ansible
2 1 (2.78%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.78%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (2.78%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.78%) MAILsweeper
2 1 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.78%) Puppet
2 1 (2.78%) Salt
2 1 (2.78%) Simpana
Vendors
1 10 (27.78%) Cisco
2 8 (22.22%) F5
3 7 (19.44%) CheckPoint
4 5 (13.89%) Blue Coat
4 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
5 4 (11.11%) Fortinet
6 2 (5.56%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.78%) CA
7 1 (2.78%) Citrix
7 1 (2.78%) CommVault
7 1 (2.78%) Finjan
7 1 (2.78%) IBM
7 1 (2.78%) Juniper
7 1 (2.78%) NetApp
7 1 (2.78%) Oracle