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 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Specialist
Rank 92 91 89
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 9 15 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.67% 1.04% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 1.08% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 3 8 0
Average salary £36,000 £37,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.70% -
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+18.75% +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
1269 1388 1089
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.49% 96.32% 95.53%
Number of salaries quoted 781 896 716
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
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 4 March 2015.

Technical Specialist Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 19 (76.00%) Banking
2 17 (68.00%) Finance
3 16 (64.00%) Change Management
3 16 (64.00%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (60.00%) QA
5 14 (56.00%) Retail
5 14 (56.00%) Mentoring
5 14 (56.00%) Coaching
6 12 (48.00%) WebSphere
6 12 (48.00%) Oracle
6 12 (48.00%) DB2
7 11 (44.00%) UNIX
8 10 (40.00%) WebSphere MQ
9 8 (32.00%) Linux
10 6 (24.00%) WebSphere Application Server
10 6 (24.00%) COBOL
10 6 (24.00%) CICS
10 6 (24.00%) Assembly Language
10 6 (24.00%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
10 6 (24.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
11 5 (20.00%) IBM Mainframe
11 5 (20.00%) Release Management
11 5 (20.00%) CA Endevor
11 5 (20.00%) Chip Card
11 5 (20.00%) Mainframe
11 5 (20.00%) REXX
11 5 (20.00%) Red Hat
11 5 (20.00%) JCL
11 5 (20.00%) SAS
11 5 (20.00%) ATM

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 12 (48.00%) WebSphere
2 6 (24.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 6 (24.00%) CICS
2 6 (24.00%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
3 5 (20.00%) SAS
4 4 (16.00%) MQSeries
5 2 (8.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 2 (8.00%) WebLogic
5 2 (8.00%) JBoss
5 2 (8.00%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.00%) ATM
2 3 (12.00%) LDAP
3 2 (8.00%) HTTP
3 2 (8.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (8.00%) OpenLDAP
3 2 (8.00%) SSL
4 1 (4.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (48.00%) DB2
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 19 (76.00%) Banking
2 17 (68.00%) Finance
3 14 (56.00%) Retail
4 1 (4.00%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (40.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 6 (24.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 4 (16.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 16 (64.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (20.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 5 (20.00%) Chip Card
2 5 (20.00%) Mainframe
3 4 (16.00%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 11 (44.00%) UNIX
2 8 (32.00%) Linux
3 4 (16.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (12.00%) Solaris
5 2 (8.00%) AIX
6 1 (4.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (64.00%) Change Management
2 14 (56.00%) Mentoring
2 14 (56.00%) Coaching
3 5 (20.00%) Release Management
4 2 (8.00%) ITIL
4 2 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (8.00%) Build Automation
4 2 (8.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (8.00%) Risk Management
4 2 (8.00%) Load Balancing
4 2 (8.00%) People Management
5 1 (4.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (24.00%) COBOL
1 6 (24.00%) Assembly Language
2 5 (20.00%) REXX
2 5 (20.00%) JCL
3 3 (12.00%) Bash Shell
3 3 (12.00%) Perl
4 2 (8.00%) Shell Script
4 2 (8.00%) Java
4 2 (8.00%) Korn
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (60.00%) QA
2 2 (8.00%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (12.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.00%) KVM
2 2 (8.00%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (20.00%) CA Endevor
2 2 (8.00%) Red Hat Satellite
3 1 (4.00%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 12 (48.00%) Oracle
2 5 (20.00%) Red Hat
2 5 (20.00%) IBM
3 3 (12.00%) Sun
4 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.00%) SAP
5 1 (4.00%) CA