Period
to 12 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Technical Specialist was £44,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 12 December 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 264 257 227
Rank change year-on-year -7 -30 +70
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 26 58 107
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.32% 0.58% 0.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.60% 0.99%
Number of salaries quoted 23 30 30
West Midlands median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £39,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +1.91% -3.09%
10th Percentile £31,250 £25,750 £27,375
90th Percentile £54,650 £57,500 £52,550
England median annual salary £47,500 £41,500 £45,750
% change year-on-year +14.46% -9.29% -8.50%

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 7,822 9,712 10,780
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.78% 96.60% 96.29%
Number of salaries quoted 6,044 7,924 8,550
West Midlands median annual salary £43,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.75% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.06%

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 12 December 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 12 December 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 +8 13 £43,250 -8.95% 2
Coventry +6 6 £52,000 -
Warwickshire +35 4 £44,000 -20.00% 3
Solihull +5 3 £45,000 +21.62% 1
Technical Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 16 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 15 (57.69%) Windows
3 11 (42.31%) Linux
3 11 (42.31%) SQL
4 10 (38.46%) VMware
4 10 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (34.62%) Load Balancing
5 9 (34.62%) Citrix
6 8 (30.77%) MS Exchange
7 7 (26.92%) MySQL
8 6 (23.08%) Oracle
9 5 (19.23%) ITIL
9 5 (19.23%) VoIP
9 5 (19.23%) Active Directory
9 5 (19.23%) Clustering
9 5 (19.23%) Change Management
9 5 (19.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Azure
9 5 (19.23%) Enterprise Storage
9 5 (19.23%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (19.23%) High Availability
9 5 (19.23%) Linux-HA
9 5 (19.23%) Data Centre
9 5 (19.23%) Windows Server
9 5 (19.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 4 (15.38%) Availability Management
10 4 (15.38%) Security Operations
10 4 (15.38%) Virtual Environments
10 4 (15.38%) GDPR
10 4 (15.38%) ITIL V3

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 8 (30.77%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (15.38%) Office 365
3 2 (7.69%) Google Analytics
3 2 (7.69%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5 (19.23%) VoIP
2 4 (15.38%) Firewall
2 4 (15.38%) LTE
3 3 (11.54%) DHCP
3 3 (11.54%) DNS
4 2 (7.69%) VPN
5 1 (3.85%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (3.85%) SAN
5 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (26.92%) MySQL
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (15.38%) Telecoms
2 3 (11.54%) Finance
3 2 (7.69%) Law
3 2 (7.69%) Manufacturing
3 2 (7.69%) Marketing
4 1 (3.85%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) HTML
2 1 (3.85%) LDAP
2 1 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Clustering
1 5 (19.23%) Data Centre
1 5 (19.23%) Enterprise Storage
2 4 (15.38%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (11.54%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
4 2 (7.69%) Replication
4 2 (7.69%) SCADA
5 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 15 (57.69%) Windows
2 11 (42.31%) Linux
3 5 (19.23%) Windows Server
4 4 (15.38%) Unix
4 4 (15.38%) Windows 7
5 3 (11.54%) Windows 8
5 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (34.62%) Load Balancing
2 5 (19.23%) Change Management
2 5 (19.23%) High Availability
2 5 (19.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 5 (19.23%) ITIL
3 4 (15.38%) Availability Management
3 4 (15.38%) Capacity Management
3 4 (15.38%) Information Security
3 4 (15.38%) ITIL V3
3 4 (15.38%) Penetration Testing
3 4 (15.38%) Risk Management
3 4 (15.38%) Security Operations
3 4 (15.38%) Virtual Environments
4 3 (11.54%) DNA
4 3 (11.54%) Security Architecture
4 3 (11.54%) Security Auditing
4 3 (11.54%) Server Management
4 3 (11.54%) SIEM
5 2 (7.69%) Analytics
5 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (42.31%) SQL
2 2 (7.69%) C
2 2 (7.69%) C#
2 2 (7.69%) C++
2 2 (7.69%) Java
2 2 (7.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) MCITP
1 3 (11.54%) MCSA
1 3 (11.54%) MCSE
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (11.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (7.69%) CISSP
3 1 (3.85%) CEH
3 1 (3.85%) CISM
3 1 (3.85%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
3 1 (3.85%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
3 1 (3.85%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (19.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (15.38%) GDPR
3 3 (11.54%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (3.85%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (19.23%) Active Directory
2 5 (19.23%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (7.69%) Firmware
3 2 (7.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (19.23%) Linux-HA
2 4 (15.38%) Netcool
2 4 (15.38%) OpenView
2 4 (15.38%) SCCM
3 3 (11.54%) WSUS
4 2 (7.69%) vMotion
Vendors
1 16 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 10 (38.46%) VMware
3 9 (34.62%) Citrix
4 6 (23.08%) Oracle
5 4 (15.38%) Cerillion
5 4 (15.38%) Comptel
5 4 (15.38%) Google
5 4 (15.38%) HP
5 4 (15.38%) IBM
5 4 (15.38%) Remedy
6 3 (11.54%) Cisco
6 3 (11.54%) NetApp
6 3 (11.54%) Nimble Storage
7 2 (7.69%) Screaming Frog
8 1 (3.85%) Twitter