Period
to 19 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Technical Specialist was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 257 266 233
Rank change year-on-year +9 -33 +55
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 35 51 104
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.40% 0.51% 0.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.53% 0.91%
Number of salaries quoted 17 32 32
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +2.56% +8.04%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £58,750 £57,500 £53,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,750
% change year-on-year +5.56% -5.76% +0.53%

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 8,475 9,703 11,468
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.34% 96.64% 96.07%
Number of salaries quoted 6,604 8,109 9,055
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £23,848 £24,517 £23,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +15 20 £30,000 - 1
Coventry +3 12 £55,000 +10.00%
Solihull - 3 £45,000 -
Technical Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 19 (54.29%) Microsoft
2 17 (48.57%) Windows
2 17 (48.57%) VMware
2 17 (48.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (48.57%) Data Centre
3 16 (45.71%) Self-Motivation
4 15 (42.86%) Windows Server
4 15 (42.86%) ITIL
4 15 (42.86%) MS Exchange
5 14 (40.00%) Service Delivery
6 13 (37.14%) Citrix
6 13 (37.14%) Computer Science
6 13 (37.14%) SCVMM
6 13 (37.14%) Software Engineering
6 13 (37.14%) Degree
6 13 (37.14%) Continuous Improvement
6 13 (37.14%) Computer Science Degree
7 12 (34.29%) vCenter Server
7 12 (34.29%) vMotion
7 12 (34.29%) Public Cloud
7 12 (34.29%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (34.29%) Exchange Server 2010
7 12 (34.29%) vSphere
7 12 (34.29%) NetScaler
7 12 (34.29%) Root Cause Analysis
7 12 (34.29%) Ivanti
7 12 (34.29%) Hyper-V
7 12 (34.29%) XenApp
7 12 (34.29%) XenDesktop
7 12 (34.29%) SLA

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 15 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 12 (34.29%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (17.14%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (11.43%) Office 365
4 3 (8.57%) Google Analytics
5 1 (2.86%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 12 (34.29%) NetScaler
2 4 (11.43%) Firewall
3 3 (8.57%) DHCP
3 3 (8.57%) DNS
4 2 (5.71%) VPN
5 1 (2.86%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (2.86%) SAN
5 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.86%) WAN
5 1 (2.86%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) MySQL
1 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (17.14%) Manufacturing
2 3 (8.57%) Finance
2 3 (8.57%) Marketing
3 1 (2.86%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.57%) HTML
2 2 (5.71%) Web Services
3 1 (2.86%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 17 (48.57%) Data Centre
2 16 (45.71%) Self-Motivation
3 13 (37.14%) Computer Science
4 12 (34.29%) Public Cloud
5 4 (11.43%) Industry 4.0
6 2 (5.71%) Management Information System
6 2 (5.71%) SCADA
7 1 (2.86%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 17 (48.57%) Windows
2 15 (42.86%) Windows Server
3 4 (11.43%) Windows 7
4 3 (8.57%) Windows 8
4 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (5.71%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (42.86%) ITIL
2 14 (40.00%) Service Delivery
3 13 (37.14%) Continuous Improvement
3 13 (37.14%) Software Engineering
4 12 (34.29%) Root Cause Analysis
5 6 (17.14%) ERP
6 4 (11.43%) Migration
6 4 (11.43%) Smart Manufacturing
7 3 (8.57%) Analytics
7 3 (8.57%) Creative Thinking
7 3 (8.57%) Data Protection
7 3 (8.57%) Digital Marketing
7 3 (8.57%) Information Security
7 3 (8.57%) Lead Generation
7 3 (8.57%) Mentoring
7 3 (8.57%) Penetration Testing
7 3 (8.57%) Risk Management
7 3 (8.57%) Security Operations
7 3 (8.57%) SEO
7 3 (8.57%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.00%) Python
2 6 (17.14%) C
2 6 (17.14%) C#
2 6 (17.14%) C++
2 6 (17.14%) Java
2 6 (17.14%) SQL
3 1 (2.86%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (37.14%) Computer Science Degree
1 13 (37.14%) Degree
2 12 (34.29%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (11.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (8.57%) MCITP
4 3 (8.57%) MCSA
4 3 (8.57%) MCSE
4 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (5.71%) CISSP
6 1 (2.86%) CCNA
6 1 (2.86%) CEH
6 1 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (2.86%) CISM
6 1 (2.86%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
6 1 (2.86%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
6 1 (2.86%) MCP
6 1 (2.86%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (34.29%) SLA
2 5 (14.29%) GDPR
2 5 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (5.71%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (2.86%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (48.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (34.29%) Hyper-V
2 12 (34.29%) Microsoft App-V
2 12 (34.29%) VMware ESXi
2 12 (34.29%) vSphere
2 12 (34.29%) XenApp
2 12 (34.29%) XenDesktop
3 4 (11.43%) Active Directory
4 1 (2.86%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (37.14%) SCVMM
2 12 (34.29%) vCenter Server
2 12 (34.29%) vMotion
3 4 (11.43%) SCCM
4 3 (8.57%) WSUS
5 1 (2.86%) Nagios
5 1 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (2.86%) Puppet
5 1 (2.86%) SCOM
Vendors
1 19 (54.29%) Microsoft
2 17 (48.57%) VMware
3 13 (37.14%) Citrix
4 12 (34.29%) Ivanti
5 4 (11.43%) NetApp
6 3 (8.57%) Cisco
6 3 (8.57%) Google
6 3 (8.57%) Nimble Storage
6 3 (8.57%) Screaming Frog
7 2 (5.71%) Oracle
7 2 (5.71%) Twitter
8 1 (2.86%) BMC
8 1 (2.86%) Brocade
8 1 (2.86%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.86%) Fortinet
8 1 (2.86%) HP
8 1 (2.86%) Huawei
8 1 (2.86%) IBM
8 1 (2.86%) Juniper
8 1 (2.86%) SolarWinds