The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Specialist role in IT jobs advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Technical Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Specialist
Rank 66 79 88
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 40 24 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.52% 1.63% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.68% 1.70% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 6 13 5
Average salary £51,500 £32,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+60.93% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £48,250 £32,000 £32,400
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £36,000 £53,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,377 £43,082 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+7.64% -4.26%
Technical Specialist
Scotland

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
1493 1412 1135
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 93.90% 95.86% 95.06%
Number of salaries quoted 972 933 705
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £29,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Technical Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Technical Specialist in the job title across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Technical Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Technical Specialist in their job title.

1 58 (93.55%) Banking
2 52 (83.87%) Retail
3 41 (66.13%) Change Management
4 36 (58.06%) Finance
5 34 (54.84%) Analytical Skills
6 33 (53.23%) Mentoring
6 33 (53.23%) Coaching
6 33 (53.23%) SDLC
6 33 (53.23%) QA
6 33 (53.23%) DB2
7 32 (51.61%) UNIX
8 31 (50.00%) WebSphere
8 31 (50.00%) WebSphere MQ
9 28 (45.16%) WebSphere Message Broker
9 28 (45.16%) WebSphere Application Server
10 18 (29.03%) IBM
11 11 (17.74%) Oracle
11 11 (17.74%) Java
11 11 (17.74%) .NET
11 11 (17.74%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
12 10 (16.13%) Corporate Banking
12 10 (16.13%) UML
12 10 (16.13%) Software Engineering
12 10 (16.13%) Programme Management
13 9 (14.52%) Linux
14 6 (9.68%) XML
14 6 (9.68%) C#
15 5 (8.06%) J2EE
15 5 (8.06%) SQL Server
15 5 (8.06%) Web Services

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Technical Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Technical Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 31 (50.00%) WebSphere
2 28 (45.16%) WebSphere Application Server
3 11 (17.74%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
4 5 (8.06%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.61%) Joomla!
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.61%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.06%) SAN
2 3 (4.84%) Internet
3 1 (1.61%) DHCP
3 1 (1.61%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.61%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (53.23%) DB2
2 5 (8.06%) DataStage
2 5 (8.06%) JasperReports
2 5 (8.06%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database
General
1 58 (93.55%) Banking
2 52 (83.87%) Retail
3 36 (58.06%) Finance
4 10 (16.13%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (1.61%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (50.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 28 (45.16%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 11 (17.74%) .NET
4 6 (9.68%) XML
5 5 (8.06%) J2EE
5 5 (8.06%) Web Services
6 3 (4.84%) Middleware
7 1 (1.61%) jQuery
7 1 (1.61%) CSS3
7 1 (1.61%) HTML
7 1 (1.61%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 34 (54.84%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.06%) Data Centre
2 5 (8.06%) LPAR
2 5 (8.06%) SWIFT
3 3 (4.84%) Online Banking
4 1 (1.61%) Clustering
4 1 (1.61%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 32 (51.61%) UNIX
2 9 (14.52%) Linux
3 3 (4.84%) zOS
3 3 (4.84%) Windows
3 3 (4.84%) AIX
3 3 (4.84%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (66.13%) Change Management
2 33 (53.23%) Mentoring
2 33 (53.23%) Coaching
2 33 (53.23%) SDLC
3 10 (16.13%) Programme Management
3 10 (16.13%) Software Engineering
3 10 (16.13%) UML
4 5 (8.06%) Process Management
4 5 (8.06%) Asset Management
4 5 (8.06%) Incident Management
5 3 (4.84%) Service Delivery
6 2 (3.23%) Project Management
7 1 (1.61%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (1.61%) Risk Management
7 1 (1.61%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (1.61%) Performance Management
7 1 (1.61%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (1.61%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (17.74%) Java
2 6 (9.68%) C#
3 5 (8.06%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.61%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.61%) PHP
4 1 (1.61%) SQL
4 1 (1.61%) VB.NET
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (53.23%) QA
2 1 (1.61%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.61%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.61%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 18 (29.03%) IBM
2 11 (17.74%) Oracle
3 5 (8.06%) Hitachi
3 5 (8.06%) Fundtech
3 5 (8.06%) Misys
4 3 (4.84%) HP
5 1 (1.61%) Microsoft
Edinburgh
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 11 days ago
Copley or Edinburgh
Tectre Limited
Salary: £45,000 - £65,000 per year
Posted: 18 days ago
Copley or Edinburgh
Tectre Limited
Salary: £45,000 - £55,000 per year
Posted: 18 days ago