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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Specialist
Rank 88 89 87
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 15 21 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.11% 1.40% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.17% 1.45% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1 8 0
Average salary £36,000 £39,235 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.24% -
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £39,875 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+19.12% -0.31%
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
1281 1447 1046
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.89% 96.21% 95.79%
Number of salaries quoted 772 928 644
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,069
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,650 £22,500
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 27 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 17 (80.95%) Finance
2 16 (76.19%) Banking
3 14 (66.67%) Retail
4 13 (61.90%) Change Management
5 10 (47.62%) WebSphere
6 9 (42.86%) DB2
6 9 (42.86%) Oracle
6 9 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (38.10%) Linux
7 8 (38.10%) QA
7 8 (38.10%) WebSphere MQ
8 7 (33.33%) UNIX
8 7 (33.33%) Mentoring
8 7 (33.33%) Coaching
9 6 (28.57%) WebSphere Application Server
9 6 (28.57%) WebSphere Message Broker
9 6 (28.57%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
10 4 (19.05%) Programme Management
10 4 (19.05%) Corporate Banking
10 4 (19.05%) Software Engineering
10 4 (19.05%) .NET
10 4 (19.05%) IBM
10 4 (19.05%) UML
11 3 (14.29%) Incident Management
11 3 (14.29%) Red Hat
11 3 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (9.52%) People Management
12 2 (9.52%) Bash Shell
12 2 (9.52%) SWIFT
12 2 (9.52%) Xen

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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 10 (47.62%) WebSphere
2 6 (28.57%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
2 6 (28.57%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (9.52%) WebLogic
3 2 (9.52%) JBoss
3 2 (9.52%) Apache
3 2 (9.52%) MQSeries
3 2 (9.52%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 2 (9.52%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (4.76%) Joomla!
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) HTTP
1 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.76%) SSL
2 1 (4.76%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (42.86%) DB2
2 2 (9.52%) DataStage
2 2 (9.52%) JasperReports
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
General
1 17 (80.95%) Finance
2 16 (76.19%) Banking
3 14 (66.67%) Retail
4 4 (19.05%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (4.76%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (38.10%) WebSphere MQ
2 6 (28.57%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 4 (19.05%) .NET
4 2 (9.52%) J2EE
4 2 (9.52%) XML
4 2 (9.52%) Middleware
5 1 (4.76%) jQuery
5 1 (4.76%) CSS3
5 1 (4.76%) HTML
5 1 (4.76%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.52%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 8 (38.10%) Linux
2 7 (33.33%) UNIX
3 3 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (9.52%) AIX
5 1 (4.76%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (61.90%) Change Management
2 7 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 7 (33.33%) Coaching
3 4 (19.05%) UML
3 4 (19.05%) Programme Management
3 4 (19.05%) Software Engineering
4 3 (14.29%) Incident Management
5 2 (9.52%) Load Balancing
5 2 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (9.52%) Build Automation
5 2 (9.52%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (9.52%) ITIL
5 2 (9.52%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) C#
1 2 (9.52%) Java
1 2 (9.52%) Perl
1 2 (9.52%) Shell Script
1 2 (9.52%) Korn
1 2 (9.52%) Bash Shell
2 1 (4.76%) PHP
2 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (38.10%) QA
2 2 (9.52%) COBIT
3 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Xen
1 2 (9.52%) KVM
2 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 9 (42.86%) Oracle
2 4 (19.05%) IBM
3 3 (14.29%) Red Hat
4 2 (9.52%) Misys
5 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.76%) Sun
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