The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Edinburgh region that had Technical Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 19 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Technical Specialist
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 83 82 100
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 8 14 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.73% 1.10% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 1.17% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 8 4 4
Median salary £52,500 £48,750 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% +5.97%
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-9.57% +4.44%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1051 1200 1307
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.37% 94.71% 95.54%
Number of salaries quoted 699 815 820
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

Technical Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of job ads across the Edinburgh region that featured Technical Specialist in the job title.

Technical Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Technical Specialist
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

Technical Specialist Salary Trend in Edinburgh

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 Edinburgh region featuring Technical Specialist in the job title.

1 10 (83.33%) Oracle
2 9 (75.00%) Linux
3 8 (66.67%) MQSeries
3 8 (66.67%) WebSphere MQ
3 8 (66.67%) Unix
3 8 (66.67%) WebSphere
3 8 (66.67%) SWIFT
3 8 (66.67%) QA
3 8 (66.67%) SDLC
4 6 (50.00%) Banking
5 5 (41.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (41.67%) Service Delivery
6 4 (33.33%) Coaching
7 3 (25.00%) Retail
7 3 (25.00%) Finance
7 3 (25.00%) Change Management
7 3 (25.00%) SQL
7 3 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (25.00%) Mentoring
8 2 (16.67%) Network Security
8 2 (16.67%) SAS
9 1 (8.33%) Data Analysis
9 1 (8.33%) Blue Coat
9 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (8.33%) MicroStrategy
9 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (8.33%) Data Modelling
9 1 (8.33%) Firewall
9 1 (8.33%) Wireless
9 1 (8.33%) Risk Management

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 (66.67%) MQSeries
1 8 (66.67%) WebSphere
2 2 (16.67%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Network Security
2 1 (8.33%) Firewall
2 1 (8.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (8.33%) DB2
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (8.33%) SAS Enterprise Guide
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (50.00%) Banking
2 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (25.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (66.67%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (66.67%) SWIFT
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Data Extraction
2 1 (8.33%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 9 (75.00%) Linux
2 8 (66.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) SDLC
2 5 (41.67%) Service Delivery
2 5 (41.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (33.33%) Coaching
4 3 (25.00%) Change Management
4 3 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (25.00%) Mentoring
5 1 (8.33%) Analytics
5 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (8.33%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (8.33%) Data Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) Data Cleansing
5 1 (8.33%) Data Modelling
5 1 (8.33%) Performance Optimisation
5 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
2 1 (8.33%) SAS Macro
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (66.67%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) Blue Coat
2 1 (8.33%) MicroStrategy