Period
to 19 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Technical Specialist was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1152 1178 1232
Rank change year-on-year +26 +54 -19
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Technical Specialist 21 28 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.016% 0.014%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.013% 0.016% 0.014%
Number of salaries quoted 12 27 21
UK median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% -9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £42,800 £33,881 £37,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £62,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% +4.17% +1.05%

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 160,829 170,335 187,327
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.05% 96.01% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 129,588 136,552 157,473
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
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% - +6.25%

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 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Senior Technical Specialist in the UK

Senior Technical Specialist
Top 10 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 September 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 +22 20 £47,500 -2.56%
UK excluding London +15 20 £47,500 -5.00%
South East +18 7 £46,500 -15.45%
Midlands +18 5 £53,500 +7.00%
North of England +34 4 £47,500 +30.57%
West Midlands +21 4 £55,000 +10.00%
Yorkshire +17 4 £47,500 +30.57%
East of England +13 3 - -
London +49 1 £60,000 -25.00%
Scotland 0 1 £47,500 -20.83%

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 8 (38.10%) VMware
1 8 (38.10%) Service Delivery
2 7 (33.33%) HP
2 7 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (33.33%) 3PAR
3 5 (23.81%) Cisco
3 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
4 4 (19.05%) CCNA
4 4 (19.05%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (19.05%) SAN
4 4 (19.05%) NetApp
4 4 (19.05%) Internet
4 4 (19.05%) Information Security
4 4 (19.05%) NCDA
4 4 (19.05%) NCIE
4 4 (19.05%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (19.05%) F5
4 4 (19.05%) FlexPod
4 4 (19.05%) Scality
4 4 (19.05%) Veeam
4 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (19.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (19.05%) Data Centre
4 4 (19.05%) Data ONTAP
4 4 (19.05%) VCP6
4 4 (19.05%) GDPR
4 4 (19.05%) Proactive Monitoring
4 4 (19.05%) Collaborative Working
4 4 (19.05%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (14.29%) Shavlik

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 (9.52%) NetWeaver
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.76%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) Internet
1 4 (19.05%) SAN
2 3 (14.29%) DNS
2 3 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 3 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 3 (14.29%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (9.52%) Firewall
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (4.76%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (4.76%) NetScaler
4 1 (4.76%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) MySQL
1 2 (9.52%) SAP HANA
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (14.29%) Retail
2 2 (9.52%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.76%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) SAP Fiori
2 1 (4.76%) COM
2 1 (4.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Data Centre
1 4 (19.05%) FlexPod
2 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (14.29%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
3 2 (9.52%) SCADA
3 2 (9.52%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) Data ONTAP
2 3 (14.29%) Windows
3 2 (9.52%) AIX
3 2 (9.52%) Linux
4 1 (4.76%) Unix
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Service Delivery
2 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (19.05%) Collaborative Working
2 4 (19.05%) Continuous Improvement
2 4 (19.05%) Information Security
2 4 (19.05%) Proactive Monitoring
2 4 (19.05%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (14.29%) Break/Fix
3 3 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (14.29%) Load Balancing
3 3 (14.29%) Patch Management
3 3 (14.29%) Performance Metrics
3 3 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (14.29%) Security Patching
4 2 (9.52%) Change Management
4 2 (9.52%) ERP
4 2 (9.52%) ITIL
4 2 (9.52%) Migration
4 2 (9.52%) OO
4 2 (9.52%) Unified Process
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) ABAP
1 2 (9.52%) C
1 2 (9.52%) C#
1 2 (9.52%) C++
1 2 (9.52%) Java
1 2 (9.52%) Python
1 2 (9.52%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) Bash Shell
2 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.76%) Perl
2 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) CCNA
1 4 (19.05%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (19.05%) NCDA
1 4 (19.05%) NCIE
1 4 (19.05%) VCP6
1 4 (19.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (4.76%) CISM
2 1 (4.76%) CISSP
2 1 (4.76%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (4.76%) Degree
2 1 (4.76%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (19.05%) GDPR
2 3 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) Puppet
1 3 (14.29%) Terraform
1 3 (14.29%) WSUS
2 1 (4.76%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (4.76%) FortiGate
2 1 (4.76%) Tivoli
2 1 (4.76%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) VMware
2 7 (33.33%) 3PAR
2 7 (33.33%) HP
3 5 (23.81%) Cisco
3 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
4 4 (19.05%) F5
4 4 (19.05%) NetApp
4 4 (19.05%) Scality
4 4 (19.05%) Veeam
5 3 (14.29%) Axway
5 3 (14.29%) Brocade
5 3 (14.29%) Ivanti
5 3 (14.29%) ServiceNow
5 3 (14.29%) Shavlik
5 3 (14.29%) TOWER Software
6 2 (9.52%) Oracle
6 2 (9.52%) SAP
7 1 (4.76%) CheckPoint
7 1 (4.76%) Citrix
7 1 (4.76%) Red Hat