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 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Specialist
Rank 84 88 91
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 22 8 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.50% 0.64% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.56% 0.67% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 13 6 2
Average salary £32,000 £40,750 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.47% -4.11%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,082 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+4.45% +16.43%
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
1409 1189 1186
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 96.31% 94.97% 96.19%
Number of salaries quoted 950 757 846
Average salary £40,500 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £29,000 £26,744
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £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 17 September 2014.

Technical Specialist Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 27 (67.50%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (62.50%) Change Management
2 25 (62.50%) Banking
3 24 (60.00%) UNIX
4 16 (40.00%) Retail
4 16 (40.00%) QA
4 16 (40.00%) Mentoring
4 16 (40.00%) Coaching
5 13 (32.50%) Continuous Improvement
6 12 (30.00%) Oracle
6 12 (30.00%) DB2
6 12 (30.00%) Linux
6 12 (30.00%) IBM
6 12 (30.00%) CICS
7 11 (27.50%) Mainframe
7 11 (27.50%) IBM Mainframe
8 9 (22.50%) MQSeries
9 8 (20.00%) COBOL
9 8 (20.00%) Windows
9 8 (20.00%) Assembly Language
9 8 (20.00%) Finance
10 7 (17.50%) SQL
10 7 (17.50%) SAS
10 7 (17.50%) REXX
10 7 (17.50%) JCL
10 7 (17.50%) CA Endevor
10 7 (17.50%) Release Management
10 7 (17.50%) Root Cause Analysis
11 6 (15.00%) International Banking
12 5 (12.50%) zOS

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 12 (30.00%) CICS
2 9 (22.50%) MQSeries
3 7 (17.50%) SAS
4 1 (2.50%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (2.50%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (7.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.50%) ATM
1 3 (7.50%) FTP
2 2 (5.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (30.00%) DB2
2 3 (7.50%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Ant
General
1 25 (62.50%) Banking
2 16 (40.00%) Retail
3 8 (20.00%) Finance
4 6 (15.00%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.00%) ISPF
2 3 (7.50%) Middleware
3 1 (2.50%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 1 (2.50%) SOAP
3 1 (2.50%) Web Services
3 1 (2.50%) XML
3 1 (2.50%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 27 (67.50%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (27.50%) Mainframe
2 11 (27.50%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (10.00%) iSeries
3 4 (10.00%) VSAM
4 3 (7.50%) Chip Card
5 1 (2.50%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 24 (60.00%) UNIX
2 12 (30.00%) Linux
3 8 (20.00%) Windows
4 5 (12.50%) zOS
5 1 (2.50%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (62.50%) Change Management
2 16 (40.00%) Mentoring
2 16 (40.00%) Coaching
3 13 (32.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 7 (17.50%) Root Cause Analysis
4 7 (17.50%) Release Management
5 5 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
6 4 (10.00%) Problem Management
7 3 (7.50%) Performance Analysis
8 2 (5.00%) Risk Management
9 1 (2.50%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (2.50%) Business Analysis
9 1 (2.50%) Technical Architecture
9 1 (2.50%) SOA
9 1 (2.50%) BPMN
9 1 (2.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (20.00%) COBOL
1 8 (20.00%) Assembly Language
2 7 (17.50%) REXX
2 7 (17.50%) JCL
2 7 (17.50%) SQL
3 3 (7.50%) Java
4 1 (2.50%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.50%) Python
4 1 (2.50%) XQuery
4 1 (2.50%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (40.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (7.50%) vSphere
1 3 (7.50%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (5.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (17.50%) CA Endevor
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (2.50%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 12 (30.00%) Oracle
1 12 (30.00%) IBM
2 3 (7.50%) VMware
2 3 (7.50%) Altiris
2 3 (7.50%) ServiceNow
3 2 (5.00%) HP
4 1 (2.50%) Symantec
4 1 (2.50%) SAP
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Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lloyds Banking Group
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Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh
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