The median annual salary for a Technical Specialist was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 747 724 618
Rank change year-on-year -23 -106  
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 127 209 381
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.22% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.22% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 101 120 233
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £46,377
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +7.81%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,500 £69,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.22% -  

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 85825 93705 107053
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.96% 96.53% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 70199 79011 88244
Median salary £46,250 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.63% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £73,000 £70,000 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 June 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 June 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 -41 109 £48,500 -11.81% 18
South East +42 38 £48,750 -2.50% 4
West Midlands -2 26 £40,500 +10.95% 7
London -24 24 £50,000 -13.04%
Coventry +7 17 £45,250 +1.68% 5
Berkshire +14 13 £55,000 -8.33% 3
Scotland 0 13 £44,500 +4.70% 2
Surrey +28 10 £40,750 -32.08%
Hampshire +13 10 £42,500 +31.78% 1
Glasgow +12 9 £44,500 +5.95% 1
Yorkshire -3 9 £42,500 -15.00%
Birmingham -16 8 - -
Eastleigh - 8 £42,500 -
West Yorkshire +14 5 £37,500 -25.00%
East of England +5 5 £38,875 -35.20% 1
Oxfordshire +12 4 £36,250 -20.69%
Leeds +6 4 £32,500 -35.00%
Buckinghamshire -6 4 £67,500 +206.81%
South West -8 4 - - 3
Bristol - 4 - -
Milton Keynes - 4 £67,500 -
Reading +13 3 £54,000 +8.00%
Hertfordshire -4 3 £38,875 -35.20%
North West -34 3 £47,500 +111.11% 2
South Yorkshire - 3 £41,202 -
Oxford - 3 £35,000 -
City of London +10 2 £90,000 +56.52%
Watford -10 2 £22,750 -62.08%
Edinburgh -11 2 £60,000 +1.69%
Wales - 2 £50,000 -

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 99 (33.45%) Linux
2 88 (29.73%) Windows
3 84 (28.38%) SQL
4 71 (23.99%) Microsoft
5 65 (21.96%) Active Directory
6 55 (18.58%) VMware
7 54 (18.24%) Java
7 54 (18.24%) ITIL
8 52 (17.57%) Windows Server
9 47 (15.88%) Middleware
9 47 (15.88%) VMware Infrastructure
10 46 (15.54%) Unix
11 42 (14.19%) Oracle
12 41 (13.85%) DNS
13 40 (13.51%) Red Hat
14 37 (12.50%) IBM
14 37 (12.50%) SQL Server
15 36 (12.16%) Data Centre
16 34 (11.49%) Service Delivery
16 34 (11.49%) Firewall
17 33 (11.15%) Continuous Improvement
17 33 (11.15%) Analytical Skills
18 32 (10.81%) Citrix
19 31 (10.47%) Cisco
20 29 (9.80%) Windows Server 2012
21 28 (9.46%) ITIL V3
21 28 (9.46%) Windows Server 2008
21 28 (9.46%) SCCM
21 28 (9.46%) Finance
22 27 (9.12%) Change Management

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 24 (8.11%) WebSphere
2 22 (7.43%) SharePoint
3 21 (7.09%) IIS
3 21 (7.09%) MS Exchange
3 21 (7.09%) WebLogic
4 9 (3.04%) Skype for Business
5 8 (2.70%) CMS
6 7 (2.36%) Oracle Service Bus
6 7 (2.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 7 (2.36%) WebSphere Application Server
7 6 (2.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 6 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (1.69%) Apache
8 5 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (1.35%) IBM HTTP Server
9 4 (1.35%) MQSeries
9 4 (1.35%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.68%) JBoss
10 2 (0.68%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 9 (3.04%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.34%) InfoPath
2 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.34%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.34%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.36%) ION MarketView
2 7 (2.36%) Unit4 Business World
3 4 (1.35%) Northgate Housing
4 2 (0.68%) SAP SRM
4 2 (0.68%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.34%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 25 (8.45%) Office 365
2 15 (5.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (2.03%) OneDrive
4 6 (2.03%) SaaS
5 5 (1.69%) Yammer
6 2 (0.68%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.68%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.34%) GitHub
7 1 (0.34%) IaaS
7 1 (0.34%) PaaS
7 1 (0.34%) Slack
7 1 (0.34%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 41 (13.85%) DNS
2 34 (11.49%) Firewall
3 25 (8.45%) DHCP
4 21 (7.09%) TCP/IP
5 20 (6.76%) SAN
6 18 (6.08%) SSL
7 17 (5.74%) Internet
7 17 (5.74%) Network Security
8 9 (3.04%) LAN
9 8 (2.70%) VoIP
10 6 (2.03%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (2.03%) Fibre Channel
10 6 (2.03%) iSCSI
10 6 (2.03%) WAN
11 5 (1.69%) Cisco Nexus
11 5 (1.69%) HTTP
11 5 (1.69%) Skype
11 5 (1.69%) VLAN
11 5 (1.69%) VPN
12 4 (1.35%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 19 (6.42%) Oracle Database
3 9 (3.04%) Oracle Database 10g
3 9 (3.04%) Oracle Database 11g
3 9 (3.04%) Oracle Database 12c
3 9 (3.04%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (2.36%) Relational Database
5 6 (2.03%) DB2
5 6 (2.03%) MySQL
6 5 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (1.69%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (1.35%) Crystal Reports
7 4 (1.35%) QlikView
7 4 (1.35%) RDBMS
7 4 (1.35%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (1.01%) GIS
8 3 (1.01%) Informix
9 2 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (0.68%) Jenkins
1 2 (0.68%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.34%) Bitbucket
2 1 (0.34%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.34%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (0.34%) Visual Studio
General
1 28 (9.46%) Finance
2 17 (5.74%) Banking
3 16 (5.41%) Retail
4 14 (4.73%) Publishing
5 9 (3.04%) Front Office
6 8 (2.70%) Advertising
7 7 (2.36%) French Language
8 4 (1.35%) Back Office
9 3 (1.01%) Billing
9 3 (1.01%) German Language
10 2 (0.68%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.68%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.68%) Marketing
10 2 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.34%) Electronics
11 1 (0.34%) Games
11 1 (0.34%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.34%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (15.88%) Middleware
2 14 (4.73%) .NET
3 11 (3.72%) WebSphere MQ
4 8 (2.70%) Web Services
5 7 (2.36%) HTML
5 7 (2.36%) XML
6 5 (1.69%) HTML5
6 5 (1.69%) IBM Integration Bus
7 4 (1.35%) CSS
7 4 (1.35%) REST
8 3 (1.01%) Hibernate
8 3 (1.01%) JSON
8 3 (1.01%) RabbitMQ
8 3 (1.01%) Spring
9 2 (0.68%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.68%) BAPI
9 2 (0.68%) CSS3
9 2 (0.68%) FIX Protocol
9 2 (0.68%) SAP PI
9 2 (0.68%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 36 (12.16%) Data Centre
2 33 (11.15%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (7.77%) CMDB
4 16 (5.41%) Management Information System
5 11 (3.72%) DataPower
6 9 (3.04%) Fixed Income
7 7 (2.36%) Clustering
8 6 (2.03%) Blackberry
8 6 (2.03%) SWIFT
8 6 (2.03%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 5 (1.69%) Cyber Defence
9 5 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.69%) HP Storage
9 5 (1.69%) NHS
9 5 (1.69%) PKI
10 4 (1.35%) Replication
11 3 (1.01%) Client/Server
11 3 (1.01%) Digital Media
11 3 (1.01%) FlexPod
11 3 (1.01%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 99 (33.45%) Linux
2 88 (29.73%) Windows
3 52 (17.57%) Windows Server
4 46 (15.54%) Unix
5 29 (9.80%) Windows Server 2012
6 28 (9.46%) Windows Server 2008
7 26 (8.78%) Solaris
8 12 (4.05%) AIX
8 12 (4.05%) Mac OS X
8 12 (4.05%) Windows 7
9 11 (3.72%) HPUX
9 11 (3.72%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (3.04%) Android
11 8 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (2.36%) Windows 8
13 6 (2.03%) Mac OS
13 6 (2.03%) VMS
13 6 (2.03%) Windows 10
13 6 (2.03%) Windows 2000
13 6 (2.03%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (18.24%) ITIL
2 34 (11.49%) Service Delivery
3 33 (11.15%) Continuous Improvement
4 28 (9.46%) ITIL V3
5 27 (9.12%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (9.12%) Change Management
6 23 (7.77%) Line Management
7 20 (6.76%) Service Management
8 19 (6.42%) Performance Tuning
8 19 (6.42%) Presales
9 17 (5.74%) Analytics
10 14 (4.73%) E-Commerce
11 13 (4.39%) IT Strategy
11 13 (4.39%) SOA
11 13 (4.39%) Stakeholder Management
12 11 (3.72%) CRM
12 11 (3.72%) Problem Management
12 11 (3.72%) Project Management
13 10 (3.38%) Information Security
13 10 (3.38%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 84 (28.38%) SQL
2 54 (18.24%) Java
3 25 (8.45%) JavaScript
3 25 (8.45%) PowerShell
4 20 (6.76%) Python
4 20 (6.76%) Shell Script
5 18 (6.08%) C#
6 15 (5.07%) PL/SQL
7 14 (4.73%) PHP
8 8 (2.70%) C
9 7 (2.36%) T-SQL
10 5 (1.69%) C++
10 5 (1.69%) VB
11 2 (0.68%) ABAP
11 2 (0.68%) VBScript
12 1 (0.34%) Assembly Language
12 1 (0.34%) COBOL
12 1 (0.34%) Perl
12 1 (0.34%) REXX
12 1 (0.34%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 25 (8.45%) Degree
2 21 (7.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (5.07%) LPIC
3 15 (5.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 13 (4.39%) BPSS Clearance
4 13 (4.39%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (4.39%) Security Cleared
5 11 (3.72%) MCSE
6 8 (2.70%) CCNP
6 8 (2.70%) MCP
7 6 (2.03%) CCNA
7 6 (2.03%) MCDST
7 6 (2.03%) MCSA
8 5 (1.69%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (1.01%) CCDA
9 3 (1.01%) CCDP
9 3 (1.01%) CISA
9 3 (1.01%) CISM
9 3 (1.01%) CISSP
9 3 (1.01%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (7.09%) SLA
2 13 (4.39%) Disclosure Scotland
2 13 (4.39%) QA
3 9 (3.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.01%) Data Quality
System Software
1 65 (21.96%) Active Directory
2 47 (15.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (6.08%) Hyper-V
4 17 (5.74%) vSphere
5 13 (4.39%) Firmware
6 8 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (2.70%) XenDesktop
7 7 (2.36%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (2.03%) NFS
8 6 (2.03%) vCloud
9 5 (1.69%) Forefront TMG
9 5 (1.69%) ISA Server
9 5 (1.69%) UAG
9 5 (1.69%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 3 (1.01%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 3 (1.01%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.68%) GPFS
11 2 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.34%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.34%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 28 (9.46%) SCCM
2 18 (6.08%) NetBackup
3 17 (5.74%) SCOM
4 16 (5.41%) Backup Exec
5 6 (2.03%) vCenter Server
5 6 (2.03%) vMotion
6 5 (1.69%) Microsoft Clustering
6 5 (1.69%) WMI
7 3 (1.01%) Oracle ZFS
7 3 (1.01%) PaperCut
7 3 (1.01%) Puppet
7 3 (1.01%) SafeCom
8 2 (0.68%) Ansible
8 2 (0.68%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (0.68%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.68%) NetApp OnCommand
8 2 (0.68%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (0.68%) SnapMirror
9 1 (0.34%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 71 (23.99%) Microsoft
2 55 (18.58%) VMware
3 42 (14.19%) Oracle
4 40 (13.51%) Red Hat
5 37 (12.50%) IBM
6 32 (10.81%) Citrix
7 31 (10.47%) Cisco
8 23 (7.77%) NetApp
9 19 (6.42%) HP
10 12 (4.05%) Veritas
11 10 (3.38%) CheckPoint
12 7 (2.36%) ION Trading
13 6 (2.03%) Adobe
13 6 (2.03%) Apple
13 6 (2.03%) hybris
13 6 (2.03%) LANDesk
13 6 (2.03%) Nintex
14 5 (1.69%) CommVault
14 5 (1.69%) SolarWinds
14 5 (1.69%) Veeam
Ellesmere Port, Merseyside
2M Employment Solutions
Salary: £25000.00 - £27000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £32000.00 - £48000.00 per annum + bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Direct Company
Posted: 6 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
IT Retail People Ltd
Salary: Unspecified Excellent Package, Health Care, Bonus, Pension, Car All.
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Kingfisher IT Services
Salary: £negotiable dependent on exp. + benefits and bonus potential
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
The Coventry Building Society
Salary: £39,489 - 59,235 per year + Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £23,437 to £30,918
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
The Coventry Building Society
Salary: £59,235 per year + Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Washington Frank
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Maersk Line
Posted: 18 days ago
Cheshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £45,000 to £70,000 per annum Plus Excellent Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
The Coventry Building Society
Salary: £39,489 - 59,235 per year + Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Maersk Line
Posted: 18 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Cromwell Tools
Posted: 19 days ago