Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Technical Specialist was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Technical Specialist
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 915 858 664
Rank change year-on-year -57 -194 +97
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 277 372 785
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.20% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.21% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 200 201 507
UK median annual salary £42,500 £46,000 £46,377
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.61% -0.81% +3.06%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £66,250 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -1.23% -10.00% +4.65%

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 172189 180467 210956
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.78% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138171 151048 175187
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%

Technical Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Technical Specialist in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Technical Specialist in the UK

Technical Specialist
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Technical Specialist.

Salary trend for Technical Specialist in the UK

Technical Specialist
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Specialist over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Technical Specialist in the UK

Technical Specialist
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Specialist within the UK over the 6 months to 20 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
England -45 250 £41,750 -11.17% 21
UK excluding London -64 195 £40,000 -1.23% 19
London +7 79 £50,000 -13.04% 5
Midlands -61 59 £40,000 +2.56% 4
West Midlands -43 56 £40,000 +2.56% 3
North of England +38 51 £33,500 -10.67% 4
South East +21 47 £43,000 -14.00% 4
Yorkshire +19 26 £36,378 -2.99% 3
North West +5 21 £35,000 +18.64% 1
Scotland -18 21 £47,750 +16.46% 2
East of England -4 9 £45,500 +10.30% 2
South West -16 5 £33,225 +20.82% 2
Wales - 4 £50,000 - 1
North East - 4 £24,000 -
East Midlands +2 3 £45,000 +80.00% 1

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, 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 Technical Specialist in the job title.

1 70 (25.27%) Windows
2 69 (24.91%) Microsoft
3 56 (20.22%) Java
4 52 (18.77%) SQL
5 50 (18.05%) Linux
6 49 (17.69%) Degree
7 41 (14.80%) JavaScript
8 38 (13.72%) VMware
9 36 (13.00%) Finance
9 36 (13.00%) Active Directory
10 35 (12.64%) ITIL
11 34 (12.27%) Unix
12 33 (11.91%) TCP/IP
13 32 (11.55%) Firewall
14 31 (11.19%) Oracle
14 31 (11.19%) VMware Infrastructure
15 30 (10.83%) Cisco
16 29 (10.47%) Windows Server
17 28 (10.11%) Data Centre
17 28 (10.11%) Presales
18 27 (9.75%) Shell Script
18 27 (9.75%) Python
19 26 (9.39%) Information Security
20 25 (9.03%) Continuous Improvement
20 25 (9.03%) Network Security
20 25 (9.03%) Middleware
20 25 (9.03%) Citrix
20 25 (9.03%) Microsoft Certification
21 24 (8.66%) SQL Server
21 24 (8.66%) PowerShell

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 17 (6.14%) SharePoint
2 12 (4.33%) MS Exchange
3 11 (3.97%) IIS
3 11 (3.97%) Skype for Business
4 10 (3.61%) SharePoint 2013
5 9 (3.25%) WebLogic
6 6 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (1.81%) Apache
7 5 (1.81%) IBM HTTP Server
7 5 (1.81%) WebSphere
7 5 (1.81%) WebSphere Application Server
8 4 (1.44%) Confluence
8 4 (1.44%) NetWeaver
9 3 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (1.08%) WebSphere Portal
10 2 (0.72%) CMS
10 2 (0.72%) JBoss
10 2 (0.72%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.72%) Tomcat
Applications
1 21 (7.58%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (5.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (3.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (2.17%) Magento
2 5 (1.81%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.44%) SAP SRM
4 3 (1.08%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.36%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.36%) PeopleSoft HCM
6 1 (0.36%) PeopleSoft HRMS
6 1 (0.36%) Sage X3
6 1 (0.36%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 21 (7.58%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (6.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (6.50%) Office 365
4 7 (2.53%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (2.53%) AWS CloudFormation
5 6 (2.17%) AdWords
5 6 (2.17%) SaaS
6 5 (1.81%) Dynamics 365
6 5 (1.81%) Google Analytics
7 4 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (1.44%) IaaS
7 4 (1.44%) OneDrive
8 3 (1.08%) PaaS
9 1 (0.36%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.36%) Slack
9 1 (0.36%) Sumo Logic
9 1 (0.36%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 33 (11.91%) TCP/IP
2 32 (11.55%) Firewall
3 25 (9.03%) Network Security
4 20 (7.22%) Internet
5 18 (6.50%) SAN
6 17 (6.14%) DNS
6 17 (6.14%) SSL
6 17 (6.14%) VPN
7 14 (5.05%) WAN
8 13 (4.69%) DHCP
9 12 (4.33%) LAN
10 10 (3.61%) Intranet
11 9 (3.25%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (3.25%) Skype
12 8 (2.89%) HTTP
13 7 (2.53%) IPsec
14 6 (2.17%) WLAN
15 5 (1.81%) DMZ
15 5 (1.81%) HTTPS
15 5 (1.81%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (8.66%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.97%) Relational Database
3 10 (3.61%) Oracle Database
4 8 (2.89%) RDBMS
5 7 (2.53%) Big Data
5 7 (2.53%) Oracle Database 10g
5 7 (2.53%) Oracle Database 11g
5 7 (2.53%) Oracle Database 12c
6 6 (2.17%) Hadoop
7 5 (1.81%) MySQL
8 3 (1.08%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (1.08%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.72%) SQLPlus
10 1 (0.36%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.36%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.36%) QualityStage
Development Applications
1 13 (4.69%) Jenkins
2 5 (1.81%) Bitbucket
3 4 (1.44%) JIRA
3 4 (1.44%) MSI
4 3 (1.08%) LSMW
5 2 (0.72%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.36%) Android Studio
6 1 (0.36%) PeopleTools
6 1 (0.36%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 36 (13.00%) Finance
2 19 (6.86%) Marketing
2 19 (6.86%) Retail
3 11 (3.97%) French Language
4 10 (3.61%) Electronics
5 9 (3.25%) Banking
6 8 (2.89%) Back Office
6 8 (2.89%) Law
6 8 (2.89%) Telecoms
7 7 (2.53%) Front Office
7 7 (2.53%) Legal
7 7 (2.53%) Manufacturing
8 6 (2.17%) Automotive
8 6 (2.17%) German Language
9 5 (1.81%) Advertising
10 2 (0.72%) Billing
10 2 (0.72%) Publishing
11 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.36%) Local Government
11 1 (0.36%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (9.03%) Middleware
2 18 (6.50%) .NET
2 18 (6.50%) HTML
3 14 (5.05%) XML
4 13 (4.69%) CSS
5 11 (3.97%) FIX Protocol
6 10 (3.61%) SOAP
6 10 (3.61%) Web Services
7 7 (2.53%) BAPI
7 7 (2.53%) IDoc
7 7 (2.53%) REST
8 6 (2.17%) Ajax
9 5 (1.81%) J2EE
10 4 (1.44%) SAP PI
11 3 (1.08%) JSON
11 3 (1.08%) Web Dynpro
12 2 (0.72%) HTML5
12 2 (0.72%) LAMP
12 2 (0.72%) RabbitMQ
12 2 (0.72%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 28 (10.11%) Data Centre
2 21 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (4.69%) Computer Science
3 13 (4.69%) Video Conferencing
4 11 (3.97%) Management Information System
4 11 (3.97%) NHS
5 10 (3.61%) Fixed Income
5 10 (3.61%) Public Cloud
6 8 (2.89%) Mobile App
6 8 (2.89%) Social Media
7 7 (2.53%) Blackberry
7 7 (2.53%) Cyber Defence
7 7 (2.53%) Derivative
8 6 (2.17%) Blog
9 5 (1.81%) CMDB
10 4 (1.44%) DataPower
11 3 (1.08%) Client/Server
11 3 (1.08%) EPoS
11 3 (1.08%) Equities
11 3 (1.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 70 (25.27%) Windows
2 50 (18.05%) Linux
3 34 (12.27%) Unix
4 29 (10.47%) Windows Server
5 18 (6.50%) Windows 10
6 17 (6.14%) Windows 7
7 16 (5.78%) Solaris
7 16 (5.78%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (5.05%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (3.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (3.61%) Android
10 10 (3.61%) Apple iOS
11 9 (3.25%) AIX
12 6 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.72%) HPUX
13 2 (0.72%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.72%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.36%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (12.64%) ITIL
2 28 (10.11%) Presales
3 26 (9.39%) Information Security
4 25 (9.03%) Continuous Improvement
5 22 (7.94%) Service Delivery
6 21 (7.58%) Project Management
7 15 (5.42%) Workflow
8 14 (5.05%) Digital Marketing
9 12 (4.33%) Analytics
9 12 (4.33%) Line Management
9 12 (4.33%) SEO
10 11 (3.97%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (3.97%) Artificial Intelligence
10 11 (3.97%) Client Onboarding
10 11 (3.97%) Configuration Management
10 11 (3.97%) DevOps
10 11 (3.97%) Service Management
11 10 (3.61%) Electronic Trading
11 10 (3.61%) Migration
11 10 (3.61%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 56 (20.22%) Java
2 52 (18.77%) SQL
3 41 (14.80%) JavaScript
4 27 (9.75%) Python
4 27 (9.75%) Shell Script
5 24 (8.66%) PowerShell
6 14 (5.05%) C#
7 10 (3.61%) Perl
7 10 (3.61%) PHP
8 9 (3.25%) PL/SQL
9 8 (2.89%) ABAP
9 8 (2.89%) VBScript
10 7 (2.53%) C++
11 6 (2.17%) C
11 6 (2.17%) Ruby
12 5 (1.81%) Bash Shell
13 4 (1.44%) T-SQL
14 3 (1.08%) SAPscript
15 1 (0.36%) RPG
15 1 (0.36%) VB
Qualifications
1 49 (17.69%) Degree
2 25 (9.03%) Microsoft Certification
3 21 (7.58%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (5.42%) CCNA
5 8 (2.89%) CCNP
6 7 (2.53%) MCSE
6 7 (2.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (2.17%) CISM
7 6 (2.17%) CISSP
8 5 (1.81%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (1.44%) A+ Certification
9 4 (1.44%) CISA
9 4 (1.44%) LPIC
9 4 (1.44%) MCP
9 4 (1.44%) MCSA
10 3 (1.08%) CCIE
10 3 (1.08%) DBS Check
10 3 (1.08%) MCITP
10 3 (1.08%) VCP4
10 3 (1.08%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.42%) QA
2 13 (4.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (2.89%) SLA
4 2 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.72%) HL7
5 1 (0.36%) Data Quality
System Software
1 36 (13.00%) Active Directory
2 31 (11.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (3.25%) Hyper-V
4 7 (2.53%) Docker
4 7 (2.53%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (2.17%) vSphere
6 4 (1.44%) Apache Flume
7 3 (1.08%) Firmware
8 2 (0.72%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.72%) XenApp
8 2 (0.72%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.36%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.36%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 19 (6.86%) SCCM
2 15 (5.42%) Ansible
3 14 (5.05%) Puppet
4 10 (3.61%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (2.89%) SCOM
6 7 (2.53%) Salt
6 7 (2.53%) SCVMM
7 4 (1.44%) Nagios
7 4 (1.44%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (1.08%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.72%) AirWatch
9 2 (0.72%) BladeLogic
9 2 (0.72%) CA Wily
9 2 (0.72%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (0.72%) Cisco UCCE
9 2 (0.72%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.72%) PowerCLI
9 2 (0.72%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.72%) vMotion
Vendors
1 69 (24.91%) Microsoft
2 38 (13.72%) VMware
3 31 (11.19%) Oracle
4 30 (10.83%) Cisco
5 25 (9.03%) Citrix
6 18 (6.50%) F5
7 16 (5.78%) Red Hat
8 14 (5.05%) CheckPoint
9 13 (4.69%) IBM
10 12 (4.33%) Fortinet
11 11 (3.97%) HP
12 10 (3.61%) Juniper
12 10 (3.61%) SAP
13 8 (2.89%) Google
14 7 (2.53%) Apple
14 7 (2.53%) BMC
15 6 (2.17%) Blue Coat
15 6 (2.17%) McAfee
15 6 (2.17%) Sun
16 5 (1.81%) Huawei