Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Technical Specialist was £36,378 in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

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

Technical Specialist
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 230 271 268
Rank change year-on-year +41 -3 +32
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 22 12 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.32% 0.16% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.16% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 13 12 23
West Yorkshire median annual salary £36,378 £37,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.99% -16.67% -5.26%
10th Percentile £30,150 £22,500 £39,750
90th Percentile £44,350 £50,000 £55,568
Yorkshire median annual salary £36,378 £37,500 £44,500
% change year-on-year -2.99% -15.73% -1.11%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire. 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 Yorkshire
Permanent vacancies in West Yorkshire with a recognized job title 6669 7533 8926
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.41% 98.09% 97.77%
Number of salaries quoted 5628 6507 7212
West Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,250
90th Percentile £60,725 £63,750 £60,000
Yorkshire median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%

Technical Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Specialist in West Yorkshire

Technical Specialist
Salary Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Salary trend for Technical Specialist in West Yorkshire

Technical Specialist
Salary Histogram in West Yorkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Specialist in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Technical Specialist in West Yorkshire

Technical Specialist
Job Locations in West Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 22 November 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
Leeds +36 21 £36,378 +3.94% 2
Bradford +8 1 £44,000 +15.03%
Technical Specialist
Yorkshire

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 Yorkshire region featuring Technical Specialist in the job title.

1 10 (45.45%) Degree
2 9 (40.91%) SQL
3 8 (36.36%) Windows
4 7 (31.82%) NHS
4 7 (31.82%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (31.82%) High Availability
5 6 (27.27%) Internet
5 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
5 6 (27.27%) ITIL
6 5 (22.73%) Marketing
7 4 (18.18%) Information Security
7 4 (18.18%) Management Information System
7 4 (18.18%) CISA
7 4 (18.18%) CISM
7 4 (18.18%) VMware
7 4 (18.18%) Retail
7 4 (18.18%) C#
7 4 (18.18%) T-SQL
7 4 (18.18%) IIS
7 4 (18.18%) Active Directory
7 4 (18.18%) CISSP
7 4 (18.18%) Windows Server
7 4 (18.18%) Creative Thinking
7 4 (18.18%) Incident Management
7 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (18.18%) Digital Marketing
7 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (18.18%) Data Centre
8 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
8 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Excel

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 4 (18.18%) IIS
2 2 (9.09%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.55%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (9.09%) Office 365
3 1 (4.55%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 6 (27.27%) Internet
2 2 (9.09%) DNS
2 2 (9.09%) LAN
2 2 (9.09%) Network Security
2 2 (9.09%) SAN
2 2 (9.09%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (4.55%) Azure SQL Database
General
1 5 (22.73%) Marketing
2 4 (18.18%) Retail
3 3 (13.64%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) .NET
1 2 (9.09%) HTML
2 1 (4.55%) CSS
2 1 (4.55%) HTML5
2 1 (4.55%) REST
2 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (31.82%) NHS
2 4 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 4 (18.18%) Management Information System
3 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (9.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (9.09%) Mobile Computing
4 1 (4.55%) Algorithms
4 1 (4.55%) Digital Signage
4 1 (4.55%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 8 (36.36%) Windows
2 4 (18.18%) Windows Server
2 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (9.09%) HPUX
3 2 (9.09%) Linux
3 2 (9.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Disaster Recovery
1 7 (31.82%) High Availability
2 6 (27.27%) ITIL
3 4 (18.18%) Creative Thinking
3 4 (18.18%) Digital Marketing
3 4 (18.18%) Incident Management
3 4 (18.18%) Information Security
4 2 (9.09%) Business Continuity
4 2 (9.09%) Coaching
4 2 (9.09%) Collaborative Working
4 2 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (9.09%) Data Loss Prevention
4 2 (9.09%) Data Protection
4 2 (9.09%) Digital Forensics
4 2 (9.09%) ISMS
4 2 (9.09%) IT Audit
4 2 (9.09%) ITIL V3
4 2 (9.09%) Operations Management
4 2 (9.09%) Threat Detection
4 2 (9.09%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 9 (40.91%) SQL
2 4 (18.18%) C#
2 4 (18.18%) T-SQL
3 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
4 2 (9.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (45.45%) Degree
2 4 (18.18%) CISA
2 4 (18.18%) CISM
2 4 (18.18%) CISSP
3 2 (9.09%) CCDA
3 2 (9.09%) CCNA
3 2 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (9.09%) CREST Certified
3 2 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (9.09%) Master's Degree
3 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (9.09%) SSCP
3 2 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 4 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.09%) Virtual Servers
2 2 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (9.09%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 2 (9.09%) Nagios
1 2 (9.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 4 (18.18%) VMware
3 2 (9.09%) Cisco
3 2 (9.09%) CyberArk
3 2 (9.09%) FireEye
3 2 (9.09%) Fortinet
3 2 (9.09%) McAfee
4 1 (4.55%) Google
4 1 (4.55%) Samsung
4 1 (4.55%) Sun