The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Edinburgh region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Specialist
Rank 82 91 83
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 24 5 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.61% 0.41% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.67% 0.43% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 9 1 3
Average salary £32,000 £32,400 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.23% -13.60%
UK excluding London average salary £46,250 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+15.62% +6.66%
Job Titles Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1433 1166 1108
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.92% 96.13% 94.62%
Number of salaries quoted 949 739 763
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,500 £26,744
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Technical Specialist
Scotland

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 25 July 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 (54.76%) UNIX
2 22 (52.38%) Banking
3 19 (45.24%) Change Management
4 17 (40.48%) Linux
5 13 (30.95%) SQL
5 13 (30.95%) Retail
5 13 (30.95%) QA
6 11 (26.19%) Oracle
7 10 (23.81%) IBM
8 9 (21.43%) MQSeries
8 9 (21.43%) Windows
8 9 (21.43%) Mainframe
8 9 (21.43%) Continuous Improvement
9 8 (19.05%) IBM Mainframe
9 8 (19.05%) CICS
9 8 (19.05%) DB2
10 7 (16.67%) AIX
10 7 (16.67%) Finance
11 6 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
11 6 (14.29%) International Banking
11 6 (14.29%) SQL Server
11 6 (14.29%) HP
11 6 (14.29%) zOS
11 6 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
12 5 (11.90%) ServiceNow
12 5 (11.90%) MS Excel
12 5 (11.90%) Altiris
13 4 (9.52%) Service Delivery
13 4 (9.52%) Assembly Language
13 4 (9.52%) REXX

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 9 (21.43%) MQSeries
2 8 (19.05%) CICS
3 4 (9.52%) SAS
4 2 (4.76%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.38%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (2.38%) WebLogic
5 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (11.90%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.14%) FTP
1 3 (7.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (19.05%) DB2
2 6 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 6 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Ant
General
1 22 (52.38%) Banking
2 13 (30.95%) Retail
3 7 (16.67%) Finance
4 6 (14.29%) International Banking
5 3 (7.14%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.52%) ISPF
2 2 (4.76%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (2.38%) .NET
3 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.38%) SOAP
3 1 (2.38%) Web Services
3 1 (2.38%) XML
3 1 (2.38%) XSLT
3 1 (2.38%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.43%) Mainframe
2 8 (19.05%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (9.52%) VSAM
4 3 (7.14%) iSeries
4 3 (7.14%) Social Media
5 2 (4.76%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 23 (54.76%) UNIX
2 17 (40.48%) Linux
3 9 (21.43%) Windows
4 7 (16.67%) AIX
5 6 (14.29%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (45.24%) Change Management
2 9 (21.43%) Continuous Improvement
3 6 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (9.52%) Problem Management
4 4 (9.52%) Release Management
4 4 (9.52%) Service Delivery
5 3 (7.14%) SEO
5 3 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (7.14%) Social Media Monitoring
5 3 (7.14%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (2.38%) BPMN
6 1 (2.38%) Business Analysis
6 1 (2.38%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (2.38%) SOA
6 1 (2.38%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 13 (30.95%) SQL
2 4 (9.52%) VB
2 4 (9.52%) Assembly Language
2 4 (9.52%) REXX
2 4 (9.52%) JCL
2 4 (9.52%) COBOL
3 1 (2.38%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.38%) C#
3 1 (2.38%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
3 1 (2.38%) Python
3 1 (2.38%) XQuery
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (30.95%) QA
System Software
1 3 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (7.14%) vSphere
1 3 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (4.76%) VMware ESX
3 1 (2.38%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 4 (9.52%) CA Endevor
1 4 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (2.38%) Tivoli
2 1 (2.38%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 11 (26.19%) Oracle
2 10 (23.81%) IBM
3 6 (14.29%) HP
4 5 (11.90%) Altiris
4 5 (11.90%) ServiceNow
5 3 (7.14%) VMware
6 1 (2.38%) Symantec
6 1 (2.38%) Microsoft