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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Specialist
Rank 96 89 84
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 10 14 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.71% 0.96% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 1.01% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 3 11 1
Average salary £56,000 £38,000 £26,744
Average salary % change year-on-year
+47.36% +42.09%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.89%
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
1330 1383 1163
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.26% 95.25% 97.24%
Number of salaries quoted 896 903 764
Average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,994 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £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 19 December 2014.

Technical Specialist Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 23 (74.19%) UNIX
2 20 (64.52%) Oracle
2 20 (64.52%) Banking
3 19 (61.29%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (61.29%) Change Management
4 14 (45.16%) Continuous Improvement
5 13 (41.94%) Finance
6 12 (38.71%) Linux
7 9 (29.03%) Mentoring
7 9 (29.03%) Coaching
7 9 (29.03%) Retail
7 9 (29.03%) QA
8 7 (22.58%) Windows
8 7 (22.58%) Root Cause Analysis
9 6 (19.35%) DB2
9 6 (19.35%) Assembly Language
9 6 (19.35%) COBOL
9 6 (19.35%) International Banking
9 6 (19.35%) CICS
9 6 (19.35%) WebSphere
10 5 (16.13%) Chip Card
10 5 (16.13%) Mainframe
10 5 (16.13%) IBM Mainframe
10 5 (16.13%) CA Endevor
10 5 (16.13%) SAS
10 5 (16.13%) JCL
10 5 (16.13%) ATM
10 5 (16.13%) REXX
10 5 (16.13%) IBM
10 5 (16.13%) Release Management

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 6 (19.35%) CICS
1 6 (19.35%) WebSphere
2 5 (16.13%) SAS
3 4 (12.90%) MQSeries
4 2 (6.45%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 2 (6.45%) WebLogic
4 2 (6.45%) JBoss
4 2 (6.45%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.13%) ATM
2 3 (9.68%) FTP
2 3 (9.68%) LDAP
3 2 (6.45%) SSL
3 2 (6.45%) OpenLDAP
3 2 (6.45%) HTTP
3 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.23%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (19.35%) DB2
General
1 20 (64.52%) Banking
2 13 (41.94%) Finance
3 9 (29.03%) Retail
4 6 (19.35%) International Banking
5 1 (3.23%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.90%) WebSphere MQ
1 4 (12.90%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 19 (61.29%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (16.13%) Chip Card
2 5 (16.13%) Mainframe
2 5 (16.13%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (12.90%) iSeries
3 4 (12.90%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 23 (74.19%) UNIX
2 12 (38.71%) Linux
3 7 (22.58%) Windows
4 4 (12.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (9.68%) Solaris
6 2 (6.45%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (61.29%) Change Management
2 14 (45.16%) Continuous Improvement
3 9 (29.03%) Mentoring
3 9 (29.03%) Coaching
4 7 (22.58%) Root Cause Analysis
5 5 (16.13%) Release Management
6 3 (9.68%) Performance Analysis
6 3 (9.68%) Problem Management
7 2 (6.45%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (6.45%) People Management
7 2 (6.45%) Build Automation
7 2 (6.45%) Risk Management
7 2 (6.45%) ITIL
7 2 (6.45%) Load Balancing
8 1 (3.23%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (3.23%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (19.35%) COBOL
1 6 (19.35%) Assembly Language
2 5 (16.13%) REXX
2 5 (16.13%) JCL
3 3 (9.68%) Java
3 3 (9.68%) Perl
3 3 (9.68%) SQL
3 3 (9.68%) Bash Shell
4 2 (6.45%) Korn
4 2 (6.45%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (29.03%) QA
2 2 (6.45%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (9.68%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.45%) Xen
2 2 (6.45%) KVM
Systems Management
1 5 (16.13%) CA Endevor
2 2 (6.45%) Red Hat Satellite
3 1 (3.23%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 20 (64.52%) Oracle
2 5 (16.13%) IBM
2 5 (16.13%) Red Hat
3 3 (9.68%) Sun
4 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.23%) SAP
5 1 (3.23%) CA