The median annual salary for a Senior Technical Specialist was £47,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Technical Specialist
UK
Rank 846 927 928
Rank change year-on-year +81 +1  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Technical Specialist 14 29 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.017% 0.028% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.017% 0.029% 0.037%
Number of salaries quoted 12 24 24
Median salary £47,000 £48,652 £48,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.39% -0.20%  
90% offered a salary of more than £42,550 £42,500 £35,820
10% offered a salary of more than £58,950 £55,250 £60,250
UK excluding London median salary £43,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -13.00% +5.26%  

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 80799 99610 102835
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.25% 96.36% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 67025 83372 83971
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Technical Specialist in the UK

Senior Technical Specialist
Top 21 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 March 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 +97 14 £47,000 -
London +76 5 £47,000 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 3 £47,000 -
South East +52 2 £42,500 -15.00%
South West +17 2 - -
East Midlands +8 2 £43,250 -3.88%
Berkshire - 2 £42,500 -
Coventry - 2 £50,500 -
Reading - 2 £42,500 -
West Midlands - 2 £50,500 -
Wiltshire +16 1 - -
Nottinghamshire +15 1 £43,500 -3.33%
Swindon +14 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 £43,500 -
Exeter - 1 - -
Knutsford - 1 £59,500 -
North West - 1 £59,500 -
Cheshire - 1 £59,500 -
Derbyshire - 1 £43,000 -
Devon - 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 £60,000 -

Senior Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 9 (33.33%) SQL
1 9 (33.33%) Windows
1 9 (33.33%) Linux
2 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
3 6 (22.22%) Unix
3 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
4 5 (18.52%) Management Information System
5 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (14.81%) SCCM
5 4 (14.81%) Finance
5 4 (14.81%) Firewall
5 4 (14.81%) NetApp
5 4 (14.81%) Oracle
6 3 (11.11%) ITIL
6 3 (11.11%) Solaris
6 3 (11.11%) MS Office
6 3 (11.11%) Client/Server
6 3 (11.11%) ERP
6 3 (11.11%) Veritas
6 3 (11.11%) Unit4 Business World
6 3 (11.11%) TCP/IP
6 3 (11.11%) Cisco
6 3 (11.11%) IBM
6 3 (11.11%) SAN
6 3 (11.11%) Workflow
6 3 (11.11%) Incident Management
6 3 (11.11%) Banking
6 3 (11.11%) Enterprise Software

Senior Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top Related 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 (7.41%) JBoss
1 2 (7.41%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.70%) Apache
2 1 (3.70%) IIS
2 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (11.11%) MS Office
2 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.81%) Firewall
2 3 (11.11%) SAN
2 3 (11.11%) TCP/IP
3 2 (7.41%) Internet
3 2 (7.41%) Network Security
4 1 (3.70%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (3.70%) Intranet
4 1 (3.70%) LAN
4 1 (3.70%) WAN
4 1 (3.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.41%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database
2 2 (7.41%) Relational Database
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.70%) Event Store
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (3.70%) Riak
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Forms
General
1 4 (14.81%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) .NET
1 2 (7.41%) Web Services
2 1 (3.70%) COM
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%) Clustering
3 2 (7.41%) NHS
3 2 (7.41%) PKI
4 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.70%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.70%) DataPower
4 1 (3.70%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 9 (33.33%) Linux
1 9 (33.33%) Windows
2 6 (22.22%) Unix
3 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (11.11%) Solaris
4 3 (11.11%) Windows 10
4 3 (11.11%) Windows 7
4 3 (11.11%) Windows Server
5 2 (7.41%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (11.11%) Data Integration
2 3 (11.11%) ERP
2 3 (11.11%) Incident Management
2 3 (11.11%) ITIL
2 3 (11.11%) Mentoring
2 3 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
2 3 (11.11%) Performance Management
2 3 (11.11%) Threat Analysis
2 3 (11.11%) Workflow
3 2 (7.41%) Coaching
3 2 (7.41%) Data Loss Prevention
3 2 (7.41%) Data Protection
3 2 (7.41%) Identity Access Management
3 2 (7.41%) Presales
3 2 (7.41%) Project Management
3 2 (7.41%) Security Auditing
3 2 (7.41%) Server Hardening
3 2 (7.41%) Threat Detection
3 2 (7.41%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 9 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (7.41%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.70%) C#
3 1 (3.70%) Java
3 1 (3.70%) Korn
3 1 (3.70%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) CISA
1 2 (7.41%) CISM
1 2 (7.41%) CISSP
1 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) GPG13
1 2 (7.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (7.41%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (11.11%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.70%) NFS
2 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.70%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (14.81%) SCCM
2 3 (11.11%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (11.11%) Cisco UCCE
2 3 (11.11%) Oracle ZFS
3 2 (7.41%) Ganglia
3 2 (7.41%) Netcool
4 1 (3.70%) Grafana
4 1 (3.70%) Graphite
4 1 (3.70%) MAILsweeper
4 1 (3.70%) Nagios
4 1 (3.70%) Puppet
4 1 (3.70%) SCOM
4 1 (3.70%) Simpana
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.81%) NetApp
2 4 (14.81%) Oracle
3 3 (11.11%) Cisco
3 3 (11.11%) F5
3 3 (11.11%) IBM
3 3 (11.11%) Veritas
4 2 (7.41%) AppDynamics
4 2 (7.41%) CommVault
4 2 (7.41%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.70%) Blue Coat
5 1 (3.70%) Citrix
5 1 (3.70%) Finjan
5 1 (3.70%) Forcepoint
5 1 (3.70%) HP
5 1 (3.70%) Netezza
5 1 (3.70%) SolarWinds
5 1 (3.70%) Splunk
5 1 (3.70%) Sun
5 1 (3.70%) VMware
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