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 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Specialist
Rank 93 90 79
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 17 16 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.14% 1.07% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.19% 1.11% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 2 13 1
Average salary £48,000 £38,500 £26,744
Average salary % change year-on-year
+24.67% +43.96%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
1430 1442 1092
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.78% 96.39% 98.11%
Number of salaries quoted 979 934 730
Average salary £41,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £28,300 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Technical Specialist across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

Technical Specialist Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 31 (73.81%) UNIX
1 31 (73.81%) Banking
1 31 (73.81%) Change Management
1 31 (73.81%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (52.38%) Mentoring
2 22 (52.38%) Coaching
2 22 (52.38%) QA
2 22 (52.38%) Retail
3 17 (40.48%) Oracle
4 15 (35.71%) Linux
5 14 (33.33%) DB2
5 14 (33.33%) CICS
6 13 (30.95%) Mainframe
6 13 (30.95%) MQSeries
6 13 (30.95%) IBM
6 13 (30.95%) Continuous Improvement
6 13 (30.95%) IBM Mainframe
7 10 (23.81%) Finance
7 10 (23.81%) COBOL
7 10 (23.81%) Assembly Language
8 9 (21.43%) REXX
8 9 (21.43%) JCL
8 9 (21.43%) SAS
8 9 (21.43%) CA Endevor
8 9 (21.43%) Release Management
9 7 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
9 7 (16.67%) Windows
10 6 (14.29%) International Banking
11 5 (11.90%) Kalman Filter
11 5 (11.90%) ATM

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 14 (33.33%) CICS
2 13 (30.95%) MQSeries
3 9 (21.43%) SAS
4 4 (9.52%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.90%) ATM
2 3 (7.14%) FTP
2 3 (7.14%) LDAP
3 2 (4.76%) SSL
3 2 (4.76%) OpenLDAP
4 1 (2.38%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (33.33%) DB2
General
1 31 (73.81%) Banking
2 22 (52.38%) Retail
3 10 (23.81%) Finance
4 6 (14.29%) International Banking
5 1 (2.38%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.52%) WebSphere MQ
1 4 (9.52%) ISPF
2 2 (4.76%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 31 (73.81%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (30.95%) Mainframe
2 13 (30.95%) IBM Mainframe
3 5 (11.90%) Chip Card
4 4 (9.52%) iSeries
4 4 (9.52%) SWIFT
4 4 (9.52%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 31 (73.81%) UNIX
2 15 (35.71%) Linux
3 7 (16.67%) Windows
4 4 (9.52%) zOS
5 3 (7.14%) Solaris
6 2 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (73.81%) Change Management
2 22 (52.38%) Mentoring
2 22 (52.38%) Coaching
3 13 (30.95%) Continuous Improvement
4 9 (21.43%) Release Management
5 7 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (11.90%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (9.52%) Problem Management
8 3 (7.14%) Performance Analysis
9 2 (4.76%) Risk Management
10 1 (2.38%) Agile Software Development
10 1 (2.38%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 10 (23.81%) Assembly Language
1 10 (23.81%) COBOL
2 9 (21.43%) REXX
2 9 (21.43%) JCL
3 3 (7.14%) Java
3 3 (7.14%) SQL
4 1 (2.38%) Perl
4 1 (2.38%) Bash Shell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (52.38%) QA
System Software
1 3 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.38%) vSphere
2 1 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (21.43%) CA Endevor
2 1 (2.38%) CA SiteMinder
2 1 (2.38%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 17 (40.48%) Oracle
2 13 (30.95%) IBM
3 3 (7.14%) Sun
3 3 (7.14%) Red Hat
4 2 (4.76%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.38%) SAP
5 1 (2.38%) Symantec
5 1 (2.38%) VMware
5 1 (2.38%) CA