Period
to 23 June 2018

The median annual salary for a Technical Specialist was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 23 June 2018.

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

Technical Specialist
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 228 263 302
Rank change year-on-year +35 +39 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 75 51 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.79% 0.52% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 0.54% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 21 30 23
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £36,819
Median salary % change year-on-year - +35.80% +2.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,750 £25,250
90th Percentile £58,750 £57,500 £71,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - -5.00% +5.82%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 9,164 9,519 11,854
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.28% 96.93% 96.37%
Number of salaries quoted 7,121 7,959 9,484
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £24,000 £24,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Technical Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Specialist in the West Midlands

Technical Specialist
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Technical Specialist in the West Midlands

Technical Specialist
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Specialist in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 23 June 2018.

Salary histogram for Technical Specialist in the West Midlands

Technical Specialist
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Specialist within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 23 June 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
Birmingham +23 55 £32,500 -35.00% 1
Coventry -16 17 £51,500 +3.00% 1
Warwickshire +12 1 £60,000 +50.00%
Solihull - 1 £45,000 -
Technical Specialist
England

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 June 2018, 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 across the West Midlands region featuring Technical Specialist in the job title.

1 52 (69.33%) Service Delivery
1 52 (69.33%) Data Centre
2 51 (68.00%) Self-Motivation
3 48 (64.00%) VMware
4 46 (61.33%) ITIL
4 46 (61.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 44 (58.67%) Degree
5 44 (58.67%) Citrix
6 43 (57.33%) Computer Science
6 43 (57.33%) Software Engineering
6 43 (57.33%) SCVMM
6 43 (57.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 43 (57.33%) Computer Science Degree
7 29 (38.67%) Windows
8 28 (37.33%) Microsoft
8 28 (37.33%) Line Management
9 27 (36.00%) Amazon AWS
10 26 (34.67%) Microsoft Azure
11 25 (33.33%) MS Exchange
11 25 (33.33%) Windows Server
12 24 (32.00%) Hyper-V
12 24 (32.00%) XenApp
13 23 (30.67%) XenDesktop
13 23 (30.67%) vSphere
13 23 (30.67%) VMware ESXi
13 23 (30.67%) Exchange Server 2010
13 23 (30.67%) Root Cause Analysis
13 23 (30.67%) Ivanti
13 23 (30.67%) SLA
13 23 (30.67%) Microsoft App-V

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 25 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 23 (30.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (4.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.33%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 27 (36.00%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (34.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (26.67%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (5.33%) Office 365
5 2 (2.67%) Google Analytics
6 1 (1.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (1.33%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.33%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 23 (30.67%) NetScaler
2 9 (12.00%) Firewall
3 8 (10.67%) WAN
4 1 (1.33%) DHCP
4 1 (1.33%) DNS
4 1 (1.33%) SAN
4 1 (1.33%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.67%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.67%) RDBMS
2 2 (2.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.33%) IBM PureData
3 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (6.67%) Finance
2 4 (5.33%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.67%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.00%) Web Services
2 2 (2.67%) .NET
2 2 (2.67%) HTML
3 1 (1.33%) COM
3 1 (1.33%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 52 (69.33%) Data Centre
2 51 (68.00%) Self-Motivation
3 43 (57.33%) Computer Science
4 23 (30.67%) Public Cloud
5 20 (26.67%) CMDB
6 4 (5.33%) Industry 4.0
7 1 (1.33%) Infotainment
Operating Systems
1 29 (38.67%) Windows
2 25 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 3 (4.00%) Linux
3 3 (4.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.33%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.33%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (69.33%) Service Delivery
2 46 (61.33%) ITIL
3 43 (57.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 43 (57.33%) Software Engineering
4 28 (37.33%) Line Management
5 23 (30.67%) Root Cause Analysis
6 20 (26.67%) Due Diligence
6 20 (26.67%) Presales
6 20 (26.67%) Proactive Management
6 20 (26.67%) Requirements Analysis
7 8 (10.67%) Network Virtualisation
8 4 (5.33%) ERP
8 4 (5.33%) Smart Manufacturing
9 3 (4.00%) Change Control
9 3 (4.00%) Service Management
10 2 (2.67%) Capacity Planning
10 2 (2.67%) Data Protection
10 2 (2.67%) Digital Marketing
10 2 (2.67%) High Availability
10 2 (2.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.00%) SQL
2 5 (6.67%) C#
2 5 (6.67%) Python
3 4 (5.33%) C
3 4 (5.33%) C++
3 4 (5.33%) Java
4 3 (4.00%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.33%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.33%) Perl
5 1 (1.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 44 (58.67%) Degree
2 43 (57.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 23 (30.67%) ITIL Certification
4 21 (28.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 20 (26.67%) MCP
6 8 (10.67%) CCNA
6 8 (10.67%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (4.00%) MCSE
7 3 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (2.67%) MCSA
9 1 (1.33%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (30.67%) SLA
2 2 (2.67%) GDPR
3 1 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 46 (61.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (32.00%) Hyper-V
2 24 (32.00%) XenApp
3 23 (30.67%) Microsoft App-V
3 23 (30.67%) VMware ESXi
3 23 (30.67%) vSphere
3 23 (30.67%) XenDesktop
4 20 (26.67%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (6.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 43 (57.33%) SCVMM
2 23 (30.67%) vCenter Server
2 23 (30.67%) vMotion
3 3 (4.00%) SCCM
4 2 (2.67%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.67%) Puppet
5 1 (1.33%) Data Guard
5 1 (1.33%) Nagios
5 1 (1.33%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (1.33%) SCOM
5 1 (1.33%) vRealize
5 1 (1.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 48 (64.00%) VMware
2 44 (58.67%) Citrix
3 28 (37.33%) Microsoft
4 23 (30.67%) Ivanti
5 20 (26.67%) BMC
6 9 (12.00%) CheckPoint
6 9 (12.00%) HP
7 8 (10.67%) Brocade
7 8 (10.67%) Cisco
7 8 (10.67%) F5
7 8 (10.67%) Fortinet
7 8 (10.67%) Huawei
7 8 (10.67%) Juniper
8 2 (2.67%) Google
8 2 (2.67%) IBM
8 2 (2.67%) NetApp
8 2 (2.67%) Oracle
8 2 (2.67%) ServiceNow
8 2 (2.67%) SolarWinds
8 2 (2.67%) Twitter