Period
to 21 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Technical Specialist was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 21 January 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 236 229 287
Rank change year-on-year -7 +58 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 73 87 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.75% 0.83% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 0.86% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 31 25 20
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £44,750 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.15% -0.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £26,250 £31,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £56,250 £52,300 £75,000
England median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% -10.00% +11.11%

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 9,371 10,101 10,133
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.71% 96.89% 97.05%
Number of salaries quoted 7,464 8,024 8,488
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,750 £24,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
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 21 January 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 21 January 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 -10 35 £43,750 +12.18% 1
Coventry +2 17 £51,500 +9.57% 2
Staffordshire +12 6 £27,500 -15.38% 2
Solihull - 6 £37,000 - 1
Warwickshire -4 4 £55,000 - 4
Worcestershire - 1 £26,500 - 1
Technical Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 30 (41.10%) ITIL
2 29 (39.73%) Windows
2 29 (39.73%) VMware
2 29 (39.73%) Data Centre
3 28 (38.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (38.36%) Citrix
4 26 (35.62%) Service Delivery
5 25 (34.25%) Microsoft
6 23 (31.51%) Continuous Improvement
7 22 (30.14%) Degree
8 20 (27.40%) Windows Server
9 19 (26.03%) SCVMM
9 19 (26.03%) Amazon AWS
10 18 (24.66%) Microsoft Azure
11 16 (21.92%) Line Management
12 15 (20.55%) JavaScript
12 15 (20.55%) PowerShell
13 14 (19.18%) Amazon EC2
13 14 (19.18%) BMC
13 14 (19.18%) MS Exchange
13 14 (19.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 14 (19.18%) Virtual Machines
14 13 (17.81%) Computer Science Degree
14 13 (17.81%) Software Engineering
14 13 (17.81%) Finance
14 13 (17.81%) Microsoft Certification
14 13 (17.81%) Computer Science
15 12 (16.44%) Hyper-V
15 12 (16.44%) Firewall
16 11 (15.07%) Active Directory

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 14 (19.18%) MS Exchange
2 11 (15.07%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (5.48%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (5.48%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.37%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 6 (8.22%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (8.22%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 19 (26.03%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (24.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (19.18%) Amazon EC2
4 8 (10.96%) Office 365
5 6 (8.22%) AdWords
5 6 (8.22%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (1.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (1.37%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.37%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.37%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 12 (16.44%) Firewall
2 10 (13.70%) TCP/IP
3 7 (9.59%) WAN
4 6 (8.22%) SAN
5 5 (6.85%) NetScaler
6 4 (5.48%) iSCSI
6 4 (5.48%) SNMP
6 4 (5.48%) SSL
7 3 (4.11%) DNS
7 3 (4.11%) FTP
7 3 (4.11%) HTTP
7 3 (4.11%) Network Security
7 3 (4.11%) SMTP
7 3 (4.11%) SSH
7 3 (4.11%) Telnet
8 2 (2.74%) DHCP
8 2 (2.74%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (2.74%) IPsec
8 2 (2.74%) VPN
8 2 (2.74%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.59%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.37%) IBM PureData
2 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (1.37%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.37%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.37%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (9.59%) Jenkins
2 3 (4.11%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.74%) Android Studio
3 2 (2.74%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.37%) MSI
4 1 (1.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 13 (17.81%) Finance
2 7 (9.59%) Retail
3 6 (8.22%) Automotive
3 6 (8.22%) Electronics
3 6 (8.22%) Marketing
4 3 (4.11%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.74%) Law
6 1 (1.37%) French Language
6 1 (1.37%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.59%) .NET
2 6 (8.22%) Ajax
2 6 (8.22%) CSS
2 6 (8.22%) HTML
3 3 (4.11%) REST
3 3 (4.11%) SOAP
3 3 (4.11%) Web Services
4 1 (1.37%) LDAP
4 1 (1.37%) Software Packaging
4 1 (1.37%) XML
4 1 (1.37%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 29 (39.73%) Data Centre
2 13 (17.81%) Computer Science
3 11 (15.07%) Public Cloud
4 8 (10.96%) CMDB
5 6 (8.22%) Blog
5 6 (8.22%) Management Information System
5 6 (8.22%) Social Media
6 3 (4.11%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (2.74%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (2.74%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (1.37%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 29 (39.73%) Windows
2 20 (27.40%) Windows Server
3 9 (12.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (8.22%) Windows 7
5 5 (6.85%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (5.48%) Windows 10
7 3 (4.11%) Android
7 3 (4.11%) Linux
7 3 (4.11%) Unix
8 2 (2.74%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (41.10%) ITIL
2 26 (35.62%) Service Delivery
3 23 (31.51%) Continuous Improvement
4 16 (21.92%) Line Management
5 13 (17.81%) Software Engineering
6 10 (13.70%) Service Management
7 9 (12.33%) Presales
7 9 (12.33%) Requirements Analysis
8 8 (10.96%) Proactive Management
9 7 (9.59%) Network Virtualisation
10 6 (8.22%) Content Marketing
10 6 (8.22%) Content Marketing Strategy
10 6 (8.22%) Continuous Deployment
10 6 (8.22%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (8.22%) Digital Marketing
10 6 (8.22%) Pay per click
10 6 (8.22%) Release Automation
10 6 (8.22%) Runbook
10 6 (8.22%) Task Automation
10 6 (8.22%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 15 (20.55%) JavaScript
1 15 (20.55%) PowerShell
2 9 (12.33%) Java
3 7 (9.59%) Perl
4 6 (8.22%) Python
4 6 (8.22%) Ruby
4 6 (8.22%) VBScript
5 4 (5.48%) C#
6 3 (4.11%) SQL
7 2 (2.74%) C
7 2 (2.74%) C++
8 1 (1.37%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.37%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 22 (30.14%) Degree
2 14 (19.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 13 (17.81%) Computer Science Degree
3 13 (17.81%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (13.70%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (12.33%) CCNA
6 8 (10.96%) MCP
7 7 (9.59%) MCSE
8 6 (8.22%) MCITP
8 6 (8.22%) VCP4
8 6 (8.22%) VCP5
9 5 (6.85%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (4.11%) CCNP
11 2 (2.74%) CEH
11 2 (2.74%) CISM
11 2 (2.74%) CISSP
11 2 (2.74%) GCIA
11 2 (2.74%) GCIH
11 2 (2.74%) GIAC
11 2 (2.74%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.85%) SLA
2 3 (4.11%) QA
System Software
1 28 (38.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (19.18%) Virtual Machines
3 12 (16.44%) Hyper-V
4 11 (15.07%) Active Directory
5 7 (9.59%) XenApp
6 6 (8.22%) Docker
7 5 (6.85%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (6.85%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (6.85%) vSphere
7 5 (6.85%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (26.03%) SCVMM
2 8 (10.96%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (10.96%) Puppet
2 8 (10.96%) SCCM
3 6 (8.22%) Ansible
3 6 (8.22%) Salt
4 5 (6.85%) SCOM
4 5 (6.85%) vCenter Server
4 5 (6.85%) vMotion
5 4 (5.48%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.37%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (1.37%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (1.37%) Data Guard
6 1 (1.37%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.37%) MAILsweeper
6 1 (1.37%) Nagios
6 1 (1.37%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (1.37%) Simpana
6 1 (1.37%) vRealize
Vendors
1 29 (39.73%) VMware
2 28 (38.36%) Citrix
3 25 (34.25%) Microsoft
4 14 (19.18%) BMC
5 10 (13.70%) Cisco
5 10 (13.70%) F5
5 10 (13.70%) HP
6 9 (12.33%) CheckPoint
7 8 (10.96%) Fortinet
7 8 (10.96%) Juniper
8 7 (9.59%) Brocade
8 7 (9.59%) Huawei
9 6 (8.22%) arcserve
9 6 (8.22%) Veritas
10 5 (6.85%) Ivanti
11 4 (5.48%) Barracuda Networks
11 4 (5.48%) McAfee
11 4 (5.48%) Symantec
12 2 (2.74%) Oracle
12 2 (2.74%) SolarWinds