The median annual salary for a Technical Specialist was £45,000 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
Technical Specialist
UK
Rank 692 716 675
Rank change year-on-year +24 -41  
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 169 241 300
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.23% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.24% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 143 182 202
Median salary £45,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £36,050 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £44,031 £47,152 £50,000
% change year-on-year -6.61% -5.69%  

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%  

Technical Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Technical Specialist in the job title.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Technical Specialist in the UK

Technical Specialist
Top 30 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 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 +34 148 £45,000 -10.00% 20
London +47 51 £47,500 -17.39% 6
South East +16 37 £44,500 -6.31% 7
West Midlands +35 23 £50,000 -6.38%
Yorkshire +24 14 £37,500 - 4
Berkshire +22 14 £46,250 -11.90% 1
West Yorkshire +36 13 £40,000 +33.33% 1
Scotland +32 12 £44,000 -20.00% 3
Hampshire +17 12 £39,000 -9.30% 4
Birmingham +8 11 £50,000 -28.57%
Coventry - 11 £51,500 -
Leeds +25 8 £32,500 +44.44% 1
Reading +37 7 £46,250 +2.77%
East Midlands +12 7 £42,875 -4.72% 1
Southampton +4 7 £38,000 -8.43%
East of England +25 5 £50,000 -1.96%
Buckinghamshire +13 5 £62,500 +92.30%
Milton Keynes +8 5 £62,500 +92.30%
South West +3 5 £54,000 +36.98%
Eastleigh -2 5 £39,000 -8.23% 2
City of London +39 4 £55,000 -4.34% 1
Surrey +27 4 £45,000 -25.00% 1
Glasgow +22 4 £44,000 +53.04% 1
Bradford +13 4 £43,250 +15.33%
Bracknell +9 4 £45,000 +114.28%
Edinburgh +1 4 £52,500 -6.25% 1
North West -12 4 £48,750 +8.33% 2
Nottinghamshire +17 3 £35,000 -22.22% 1
Wiltshire +10 3 £54,000 +30.12%
Swindon +8 3 £54,000 +33.46%

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

1 110 (30.99%) SQL
1 110 (30.99%) Windows
2 107 (30.14%) Linux
3 98 (27.61%) Microsoft
4 79 (22.25%) Data Centre
5 73 (20.56%) VMware
6 72 (20.28%) Active Directory
7 68 (19.15%) Service Delivery
8 63 (17.75%) VMware Infrastructure
9 62 (17.46%) ITIL
10 60 (16.90%) Windows Server
11 59 (16.62%) Firewall
12 58 (16.34%) Citrix
13 57 (16.06%) Continuous Improvement
14 54 (15.21%) CMDB
14 54 (15.21%) MS Excel
14 54 (15.21%) SQL Server
15 53 (14.93%) Line Management
16 51 (14.37%) Finance
17 50 (14.08%) Presales
18 48 (13.52%) IIS
19 47 (13.24%) DNS
20 44 (12.39%) Cisco
20 44 (12.39%) IBM
21 42 (11.83%) Oracle
22 40 (11.27%) Red Hat
22 40 (11.27%) Degree
23 39 (10.99%) Unix
24 38 (10.70%) Java
24 38 (10.70%) Change Management

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 48 (13.52%) IIS
2 23 (6.48%) WebSphere
3 21 (5.92%) MS Exchange
4 17 (4.79%) SharePoint
5 10 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (2.54%) MQSeries
7 8 (2.25%) CMS
7 8 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (1.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 6 (1.69%) Skype for Business
8 6 (1.69%) WebLogic
9 4 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (1.13%) nginx
10 3 (0.85%) Apache Pig
10 3 (0.85%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.85%) JBoss
10 3 (0.85%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.85%) Oracle Service Bus
10 3 (0.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (0.85%) Tomcat
Applications
1 54 (15.21%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.82%) MS Office
3 3 (0.85%) SPSS
4 1 (0.28%) EngageOne
4 1 (0.28%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 14 (3.94%) Unit4 Business World
2 9 (2.54%) ION MarketView
3 8 (2.25%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (1.13%) Northgate Housing
5 3 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.56%) BASE24
6 2 (0.56%) Postilion
6 2 (0.56%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.28%) Adobe Campaign
7 1 (0.28%) Exstream
7 1 (0.28%) JDE EnterpriseOne
7 1 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 18 (5.07%) Office 365
2 15 (4.23%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (4.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.41%) SaaS
4 4 (1.13%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (1.13%) IaaS
4 4 (1.13%) PaaS
5 3 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.56%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.56%) Mimecast
6 2 (0.56%) OneDrive
6 2 (0.56%) Yammer
7 1 (0.28%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.28%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 59 (16.62%) Firewall
2 47 (13.24%) DNS
3 27 (7.61%) SSL
4 21 (5.92%) Internet
5 20 (5.63%) SAN
6 19 (5.35%) DHCP
7 17 (4.79%) WAN
8 12 (3.38%) Network Security
9 11 (3.10%) Fibre Channel
9 11 (3.10%) TCP/IP
10 10 (2.82%) iSCSI
11 9 (2.54%) LAN
11 9 (2.54%) VoIP
12 6 (1.69%) Skype
12 6 (1.69%) Wireless
13 5 (1.41%) VLAN
13 5 (1.41%) Wi-Fi
13 5 (1.41%) Wireshark
14 4 (1.13%) FCAPS
14 4 (1.13%) GGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (15.21%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (3.66%) Relational Database
4 11 (3.10%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (3.10%) SQL Server 2014
5 9 (2.54%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (2.25%) MySQL
7 7 (1.97%) Electronic Patient Records
7 7 (1.97%) Oracle Database
8 6 (1.69%) Crystal Reports
8 6 (1.69%) DB2
8 6 (1.69%) Hadoop
8 6 (1.69%) QlikView
8 6 (1.69%) RDBMS
9 5 (1.41%) Big Data
9 5 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (1.13%) Data Mining
10 4 (1.13%) NoSQL
10 4 (1.13%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (1.13%) Redis
Development Applications
1 7 (1.97%) Oracle Forms
2 6 (1.69%) Jenkins
3 5 (1.41%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.85%) MorphX
5 2 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.56%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.28%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.28%) JMeter
6 1 (0.28%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.28%) Maven
6 1 (0.28%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.28%) Subversion
General
1 51 (14.37%) Finance
2 34 (9.58%) Publishing
3 26 (7.32%) Retail
4 15 (4.23%) Banking
5 11 (3.10%) Advertising
6 10 (2.82%) Pharmaceutical
7 9 (2.54%) Front Office
8 6 (1.69%) French Language
9 4 (1.13%) Games
10 3 (0.85%) German Language
10 3 (0.85%) Marketing
11 2 (0.56%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.56%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.56%) Legal
12 1 (0.28%) Back Office
12 1 (0.28%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.28%) Prime Brokerage
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (7.32%) .NET
1 26 (7.32%) Middleware
2 16 (4.51%) WebSphere MQ
3 13 (3.66%) Web Services
4 10 (2.82%) HTML
5 8 (2.25%) XML
6 7 (1.97%) HTML5
7 6 (1.69%) CSS
8 5 (1.41%) .NET Framework
8 5 (1.41%) Sensu
9 4 (1.13%) ASP.NET
9 4 (1.13%) CSS3
9 4 (1.13%) LEMP Stack
10 3 (0.85%) JSON
10 3 (0.85%) MLlib
10 3 (0.85%) OpenDaylight
10 3 (0.85%) Pandas
10 3 (0.85%) scikit-learn
10 3 (0.85%) TensorFlow
10 3 (0.85%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 79 (22.25%) Data Centre
2 54 (15.21%) CMDB
3 35 (9.86%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (7.04%) Management Information System
5 13 (3.66%) Computer Science
6 12 (3.38%) DataPower
7 10 (2.82%) PKI
7 10 (2.82%) SWIFT
7 10 (2.82%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 9 (2.54%) Clustering
8 9 (2.54%) Fixed Income
9 7 (1.97%) HP Storage
9 7 (1.97%) Life Science
10 6 (1.69%) Blackberry
10 6 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (1.41%) NHS
11 5 (1.41%) Public Cloud
12 4 (1.13%) Mainframe
12 4 (1.13%) Replication
13 3 (0.85%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 110 (30.99%) Windows
2 107 (30.14%) Linux
3 60 (16.90%) Windows Server
4 39 (10.99%) Unix
5 34 (9.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 31 (8.73%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (4.51%) Windows 7
8 13 (3.66%) Mac OS X
9 12 (3.38%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (2.82%) AIX
10 10 (2.82%) HPUX
10 10 (2.82%) VMS
10 10 (2.82%) Windows 10
10 10 (2.82%) Windows 2000
10 10 (2.82%) Windows 8
10 10 (2.82%) Windows NT
11 9 (2.54%) Android
11 9 (2.54%) Solaris
12 8 (2.25%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (19.15%) Service Delivery
2 62 (17.46%) ITIL
3 57 (16.06%) Continuous Improvement
4 53 (14.93%) Line Management
5 50 (14.08%) Presales
6 38 (10.70%) Change Management
7 36 (10.14%) IT Strategy
8 32 (9.01%) ITIL V3
9 29 (8.17%) Analytics
10 26 (7.32%) Agile Software Development
11 24 (6.76%) Service Management
12 23 (6.48%) Project Management
13 20 (5.63%) SDLC
14 16 (4.51%) Coaching
15 15 (4.23%) Problem Management
15 15 (4.23%) Stakeholder Management
16 14 (3.94%) Performance Tuning
16 14 (3.94%) SOA
17 13 (3.66%) Migration
17 13 (3.66%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 110 (30.99%) SQL
2 38 (10.70%) Java
3 28 (7.89%) C#
4 25 (7.04%) PowerShell
5 18 (5.07%) JavaScript
6 16 (4.51%) Python
7 14 (3.94%) T-SQL
8 9 (2.54%) PL/SQL
9 8 (2.25%) VB
10 6 (1.69%) R
11 5 (1.41%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.85%) C
12 3 (0.85%) C++
12 3 (0.85%) COBOL
12 3 (0.85%) JCL
12 3 (0.85%) Korn
12 3 (0.85%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.56%) Assembly Language
13 2 (0.56%) Perl
13 2 (0.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 40 (11.27%) Degree
2 30 (8.45%) Security Cleared
3 26 (7.32%) BPSS Clearance
3 26 (7.32%) LPIC
4 21 (5.92%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (5.07%) Microsoft Certification
6 16 (4.51%) CCNA
7 14 (3.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 12 (3.38%) MCSE
9 8 (2.25%) CCNP
9 8 (2.25%) PMI Certification
9 8 (2.25%) PMP
9 8 (2.25%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
10 7 (1.97%) CISSP
11 6 (1.69%) MCDST
12 5 (1.41%) CISA
12 5 (1.41%) CISM
12 5 (1.41%) MCP
13 4 (1.13%) MCSA
14 3 (0.85%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (7.32%) Disclosure Scotland
2 14 (3.94%) QA
3 13 (3.66%) SLA
4 8 (2.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (1.69%) Data Quality
6 5 (1.41%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.85%) HIPAA
7 3 (0.85%) HL7
8 2 (0.56%) CRD IV
8 2 (0.56%) GPG13
8 2 (0.56%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.28%) Actionable Recommendations
9 1 (0.28%) ISO20022
System Software
1 72 (20.28%) Active Directory
2 63 (17.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (8.45%) Firmware
4 21 (5.92%) Hyper-V
5 15 (4.23%) Virtual Machines
6 14 (3.94%) vSphere
7 11 (3.10%) NFS
7 11 (3.10%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (3.10%) XenDesktop
8 10 (2.82%) vCloud
8 10 (2.82%) VMware ESX
9 8 (2.25%) Forefront TMG
9 8 (2.25%) ISA Server
9 8 (2.25%) UAG
9 8 (2.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 4 (1.13%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 3 (0.85%) Ceph
11 3 (0.85%) Job Entry Subsystem
12 2 (0.56%) KVM
12 2 (0.56%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 37 (10.42%) SCCM
2 31 (8.73%) NetBackup
3 30 (8.45%) SCOM
4 29 (8.17%) Backup Exec
5 10 (2.82%) vMotion
6 9 (2.54%) Microsoft Clustering
7 8 (2.25%) WMI
8 5 (1.41%) Nagios
8 5 (1.41%) Puppet
9 4 (1.13%) Oracle ZFS
9 4 (1.13%) Rundeck
10 3 (0.85%) Cisco CUCM
10 3 (0.85%) Cisco UCCE
10 3 (0.85%) Ganglia
10 3 (0.85%) Microsoft Intune
10 3 (0.85%) Netcool
10 3 (0.85%) PaperCut
10 3 (0.85%) SafeCom
10 3 (0.85%) SCVMM
11 2 (0.56%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 98 (27.61%) Microsoft
2 73 (20.56%) VMware
3 58 (16.34%) Citrix
4 44 (12.39%) Cisco
4 44 (12.39%) IBM
5 42 (11.83%) Oracle
6 40 (11.27%) Red Hat
7 33 (9.30%) HP
8 18 (5.07%) NetApp
9 16 (4.51%) CheckPoint
9 16 (4.51%) Veritas
10 12 (3.38%) Brocade
11 11 (3.10%) Intel
12 10 (2.82%) F5
13 9 (2.54%) Fortinet
13 9 (2.54%) ION Trading
14 8 (2.25%) Juniper
15 7 (1.97%) Adobe
15 7 (1.97%) Apple
15 7 (1.97%) CommVault
Fareham, Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Elevate Recruitment
Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £42000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits package, bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Washington Frank
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 4 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Maersk Line
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + Pension & Life Assurance
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 65,000 to 90,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Scotland
Royal Bank Of Scotland
Salary: NA
Posted: 9 days ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Sanderson
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Venn Group
Salary: £45000 - £55000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Barnsley, South Yorkshire
Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council
Salary: From £33,437 to £36,379 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
South East London
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £40000 - £55200 per annum + Package
Posted: 20 days ago
City of London
Hays London City Cheapside
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago
London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Competative
Posted: 10 days ago
Nottingham
Washington Frank
Salary: £42000 - £52000 per annum + Depending on expirience
Posted: 18 days ago