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 3 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Specialist
Rank 90 75 97
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +22
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 9 26 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.69% 1.91% 1.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 1.99% 1.12%
Number of salaries quoted 5 1 4
Median salary £59,000 £36,000 £48,625
Median salary % change year-on-year
+63.88% -25.96%
90% offered a salary of more than £57,200 £36,000 £41,675
10% offered a salary of more than £61,800 £36,000 £50,500
UK excluding London median salary £46,768 £45,000 £40,250
% change year-on-year
+3.92% +11.80%
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
1213 1304 1610
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 93.60% 95.67% 96.41%
Number of salaries quoted 779 796 1026
Median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £56,500 £56,250
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 3 May 2016, 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 17 (54.84%) Banking
2 16 (51.61%) Oracle
3 15 (48.39%) Java
4 12 (38.71%) Unix
4 12 (38.71%) Mentoring
5 11 (35.48%) Linux
6 10 (32.26%) Coaching
6 10 (32.26%) SDLC
6 10 (32.26%) WebSphere
6 10 (32.26%) QA
7 9 (29.03%) Retail
7 9 (29.03%) Finance
8 8 (25.81%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (22.58%) SWIFT
9 7 (22.58%) Shell Script
9 7 (22.58%) Middleware
9 7 (22.58%) Change Management
9 7 (22.58%) Windows
9 7 (22.58%) Cisco
10 6 (19.35%) IBM
10 6 (19.35%) Microsoft
10 6 (19.35%) MS Excel
10 6 (19.35%) Web Services
11 5 (16.13%) WebSphere Application Server
11 5 (16.13%) VPN
12 4 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
12 4 (12.90%) Mainframe
12 4 (12.90%) Fundtech
12 4 (12.90%) Project Planning
12 4 (12.90%) Defect 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 10 (32.26%) WebSphere
2 5 (16.13%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (9.68%) Apache
3 3 (9.68%) JBoss
3 3 (9.68%) Tomcat
4 2 (6.45%) SAS
5 1 (3.23%) FileNet
5 1 (3.23%) MQSeries
5 1 (3.23%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (19.35%) MS Excel
2 3 (9.68%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) Office 365
1 3 (9.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.13%) VPN
2 3 (9.68%) Cisco IOS
2 3 (9.68%) Firewall
2 3 (9.68%) HTTP
2 3 (9.68%) Network Security
3 2 (6.45%) BGP
3 2 (6.45%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (6.45%) MPLS
3 2 (6.45%) Multicast
3 2 (6.45%) OSPF
3 2 (6.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) MongoDB
General
1 17 (54.84%) Banking
2 9 (29.03%) Finance
2 9 (29.03%) Retail
3 1 (3.23%) Electronics
3 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.23%) Marketing
3 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (22.58%) Middleware
2 6 (19.35%) Web Services
3 3 (9.68%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (3.23%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.81%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (22.58%) SWIFT
3 4 (12.90%) Mainframe
4 2 (6.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (6.45%) Statistics
5 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (38.71%) Unix
2 11 (35.48%) Linux
3 7 (22.58%) Windows
4 3 (9.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (9.68%) Windows 10
4 3 (9.68%) Windows Server
4 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.23%) AIX
5 1 (3.23%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (38.71%) Mentoring
2 10 (32.26%) Coaching
2 10 (32.26%) SDLC
3 7 (22.58%) Change Management
4 4 (12.90%) Defect Management
4 4 (12.90%) Project Planning
4 4 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (9.68%) Application Performance Monitoring
5 3 (9.68%) Business Analysis
5 3 (9.68%) CRM
5 3 (9.68%) Incident Management
5 3 (9.68%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (9.68%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (9.68%) Service Management
6 2 (6.45%) ETL
6 2 (6.45%) ITIL
6 2 (6.45%) Network Management
6 2 (6.45%) Service Delivery
7 1 (3.23%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (3.23%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (48.39%) Java
2 7 (22.58%) Shell Script
3 3 (9.68%) Perl
4 2 (6.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (9.68%) CISSP
2 2 (6.45%) CCIE
2 2 (6.45%) CCNP
2 2 (6.45%) CCSE
2 2 (6.45%) LPIC
2 2 (6.45%) RHCE
3 1 (3.23%) CCNA
3 1 (3.23%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (32.26%) QA
2 1 (3.23%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (9.68%) XenApp
2 1 (3.23%) Snort
Vendors
1 16 (51.61%) Oracle
2 7 (22.58%) Cisco
3 6 (19.35%) IBM
3 6 (19.35%) Microsoft
4 4 (12.90%) Fundtech
5 3 (9.68%) CA
5 3 (9.68%) Citrix
5 3 (9.68%) Red Hat
6 2 (6.45%) Blue Coat
6 2 (6.45%) CheckPoint
6 2 (6.45%) F5
7 1 (3.23%) Proofpoint
7 1 (3.23%) SAP
7 1 (3.23%) Symantec