Period
to 20 July 2017

The median annual salary for a Technical Specialist was £42,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 20 July 2017.

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
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 276 264 293
Rank change year-on-year -12 +29 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 49 81 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.49% 0.65% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.68% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 32 26 32
West Midlands median annual salary £42,000 £36,500 £36,097
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.07% +1.12% -24.01%
10th Percentile £26,550 £25,313 £21,875
90th Percentile £57,500 £53,875 £63,375
England median annual salary £47,000 £50,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year -6.00% +6.38% -1.05%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 9730 11911 10810
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 96.68% 96.19% 96.41%
Number of salaries quoted 8211 9475 9037
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,500 £23,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £63,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 20 July 2017.

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 20 July 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
Coventry +29 28 £50,000 +12.36% 3
Birmingham -9 16 £50,000 +81.82%
Worcestershire -4 4 £26,500 -28.03%
Warwickshire +23 1 £40,000 +11.11%
Technical Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 across the West Midlands region featuring Technical Specialist in the job title.

1 21 (42.86%) Linux
1 21 (42.86%) SCCM
2 20 (40.82%) Line Management
3 19 (38.78%) SQL
3 19 (38.78%) IBM
3 19 (38.78%) Active Directory
4 16 (32.65%) Red Hat
5 15 (30.61%) Firewall
5 15 (30.61%) Data Centre
6 14 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
6 14 (28.57%) CMDB
6 14 (28.57%) Service Delivery
6 14 (28.57%) VMware
6 14 (28.57%) Citrix
6 14 (28.57%) SSL
7 13 (26.53%) Microsoft
7 13 (26.53%) Windows
8 11 (22.45%) Unix
8 11 (22.45%) NetApp
8 11 (22.45%) SCOM
8 11 (22.45%) VMware Infrastructure
9 10 (20.41%) PowerShell
9 10 (20.41%) Security Cleared
9 10 (20.41%) LPIC
9 10 (20.41%) BPSS Clearance
9 10 (20.41%) Disclosure Scotland
9 10 (20.41%) Presales
9 10 (20.41%) Windows Server
9 10 (20.41%) Firmware
9 10 (20.41%) NetBackup

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 10 (20.41%) IIS
2 3 (6.12%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.08%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.04%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 15 (30.61%) Firewall
2 14 (28.57%) SSL
3 10 (20.41%) DNS
4 8 (16.33%) SAN
5 4 (8.16%) DMZ
5 4 (8.16%) IPsec
5 4 (8.16%) Network Security
5 4 (8.16%) VPN
6 2 (4.08%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.04%) Internet
7 1 (2.04%) LAN
7 1 (2.04%) Symposium
7 1 (2.04%) TETRA
7 1 (2.04%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.08%) Oracle Database
1 2 (4.08%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.04%) DB2
2 1 (2.04%) MySQL
General
1 10 (20.41%) Publishing
2 7 (14.29%) Finance
3 5 (10.20%) Retail
4 4 (8.16%) French Language
4 4 (8.16%) German Language
5 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.12%) Middleware
2 2 (4.08%) Flash
2 2 (4.08%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (2.04%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 15 (30.61%) Data Centre
2 14 (28.57%) CMDB
3 3 (6.12%) DataPower
4 2 (4.08%) IBM XIV
4 2 (4.08%) Replication
5 1 (2.04%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 21 (42.86%) Linux
2 13 (26.53%) Windows
3 11 (22.45%) Unix
4 10 (20.41%) Windows Server
5 9 (18.37%) Solaris
6 4 (8.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (8.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (6.12%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (4.08%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (2.04%) Windows 10
9 1 (2.04%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (40.82%) Line Management
2 14 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
2 14 (28.57%) Service Delivery
3 10 (20.41%) IT Strategy
3 10 (20.41%) Presales
4 9 (18.37%) Capacity Planning
5 7 (14.29%) Project Management
6 5 (10.20%) Change Control
6 5 (10.20%) ITIL
6 5 (10.20%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (10.20%) Proactive Monitoring
6 5 (10.20%) Service Management
7 4 (8.16%) Data Encryption
7 4 (8.16%) Time Management
8 2 (4.08%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (2.04%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (2.04%) ITIL V3
9 1 (2.04%) Scrum
9 1 (2.04%) Test Automation
9 1 (2.04%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (38.78%) SQL
2 10 (20.41%) PowerShell
3 7 (14.29%) Java
4 6 (12.24%) C
4 6 (12.24%) C#
4 6 (12.24%) C++
Qualifications
1 10 (20.41%) BPSS Clearance
1 10 (20.41%) LPIC
1 10 (20.41%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.16%) Degree
3 2 (4.08%) NCSA
4 1 (2.04%) MCP
4 1 (2.04%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.04%) PMP
4 1 (2.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (20.41%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 19 (38.78%) Active Directory
2 11 (22.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (20.41%) Firmware
4 3 (6.12%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 2 (4.08%) GPFS
6 1 (2.04%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 21 (42.86%) SCCM
2 11 (22.45%) SCOM
3 10 (20.41%) Backup Exec
3 10 (20.41%) NetBackup
4 3 (6.12%) Oracle ZFS
5 2 (4.08%) NetApp OnCommand
5 2 (4.08%) SnapMirror
6 1 (2.04%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (2.04%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (2.04%) Nagios
6 1 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (2.04%) Puppet
6 1 (2.04%) SCVMM
6 1 (2.04%) WSUS
Vendors
1 19 (38.78%) IBM
2 16 (32.65%) Red Hat
3 14 (28.57%) Citrix
3 14 (28.57%) VMware
4 13 (26.53%) Microsoft
5 11 (22.45%) NetApp
6 4 (8.16%) Oracle
7 3 (6.12%) Veritas
8 2 (4.08%) Cisco
8 2 (4.08%) CommVault
9 1 (2.04%) BMC
9 1 (2.04%) F5
9 1 (2.04%) HP
9 1 (2.04%) SolarWinds
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