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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Specialist
Rank 80 97 102
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 18 7 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.41% 0.51% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.49% 0.53% 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 5 3 9
Average salary £43,000 £56,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.21% +47.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,200 £40,000 £35,200
10% offered a salary of more than £54,800 £56,000 £43,084
UK excluding London average salary £47,000 £45,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+4.44% +7.14%
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
1208 1315 1359
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.67% 95.57% 96.52%
Number of salaries quoted 813 841 880
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 9 February 2016.

Technical Specialist Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 48 (76.19%) Banking
2 31 (49.21%) Mentoring
3 30 (47.62%) Finance
4 29 (46.03%) Coaching
4 29 (46.03%) Analytical Skills
4 29 (46.03%) SDLC
4 29 (46.03%) WebSphere
4 29 (46.03%) QA
5 26 (41.27%) Oracle
6 24 (38.10%) Retail
7 22 (34.92%) Java
7 22 (34.92%) Unix
7 22 (34.92%) WebSphere MQ
8 19 (30.16%) WebSphere Application Server
9 17 (26.98%) IBM Integration Bus
10 16 (25.40%) SWIFT
10 16 (25.40%) Web Services
10 16 (25.40%) Change Management
11 14 (22.22%) Linux
11 14 (22.22%) Windows
12 13 (20.63%) DB2
13 12 (19.05%) IBM
14 10 (15.87%) Fundtech
14 10 (15.87%) Incident Management
14 10 (15.87%) Defect Management
14 10 (15.87%) HP
14 10 (15.87%) Shell Script
14 10 (15.87%) Middleware
14 10 (15.87%) Service Delivery
15 8 (12.70%) Stakeholder Management

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 29 (46.03%) WebSphere
2 19 (30.16%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (6.35%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
4 2 (3.17%) SAS
5 1 (1.59%) FileNet
5 1 (1.59%) MQSeries
5 1 (1.59%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (4.76%) MS Excel
1 3 (4.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.76%) Office 365
1 3 (4.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.94%) VPN
2 4 (6.35%) Firewall
2 4 (6.35%) Internet
2 4 (6.35%) Network Security
3 3 (4.76%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (3.17%) BGP
4 2 (3.17%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (3.17%) MPLS
4 2 (3.17%) Multicast
4 2 (3.17%) OSPF
4 2 (3.17%) Wireless
5 1 (1.59%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.59%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (20.63%) DB2
2 6 (9.52%) MySQL
3 1 (1.59%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database
General
1 48 (76.19%) Banking
2 30 (47.62%) Finance
3 24 (38.10%) Retail
4 1 (1.59%) Electronics
4 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.59%) Marketing
4 1 (1.59%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (34.92%) WebSphere MQ
2 17 (26.98%) IBM Integration Bus
3 16 (25.40%) Web Services
4 10 (15.87%) Middleware
5 6 (9.52%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (46.03%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (25.40%) SWIFT
3 7 (11.11%) Mainframe
4 4 (6.35%) Online Banking
5 2 (3.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (3.17%) Statistics
6 1 (1.59%) iSeries
6 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 22 (34.92%) Unix
2 14 (22.22%) Linux
2 14 (22.22%) Windows
3 5 (7.94%) AIX
4 4 (6.35%) Solaris
4 4 (6.35%) zOS
5 3 (4.76%) Windows 10
5 3 (4.76%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.59%) Android
6 1 (1.59%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (49.21%) Mentoring
2 29 (46.03%) Coaching
2 29 (46.03%) SDLC
3 16 (25.40%) Change Management
4 10 (15.87%) Defect Management
4 10 (15.87%) Incident Management
4 10 (15.87%) Service Delivery
5 8 (12.70%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (9.52%) Service Management
6 6 (9.52%) Web Development
7 4 (6.35%) Configuration Management
7 4 (6.35%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (6.35%) Project Planning
8 3 (4.76%) Business Analysis
8 3 (4.76%) CRM
8 3 (4.76%) Migration
9 2 (3.17%) Network Management
10 1 (1.59%) Agile Software Development
10 1 (1.59%) Digital Marketing
10 1 (1.59%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 22 (34.92%) Java
2 10 (15.87%) Shell Script
3 6 (9.52%) VB
4 3 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (4.76%) CISSP
2 2 (3.17%) CCIE
2 2 (3.17%) CCNP
2 2 (3.17%) CCSE
2 2 (3.17%) LPIC
2 2 (3.17%) RHCE
3 1 (1.59%) CCNA
3 1 (1.59%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (46.03%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.76%) XenApp
2 1 (1.59%) Snort
Systems Management
1 6 (9.52%) HP Operations Orchestration
2 4 (6.35%) HP UCMDB
3 1 (1.59%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 26 (41.27%) Oracle
2 12 (19.05%) IBM
3 10 (15.87%) Fundtech
3 10 (15.87%) HP
4 8 (12.70%) Cisco
5 4 (6.35%) VMware
6 3 (4.76%) CheckPoint
6 3 (4.76%) Citrix
6 3 (4.76%) Microsoft
7 2 (3.17%) Blue Coat
7 2 (3.17%) Dynatrace
7 2 (3.17%) F5
8 1 (1.59%) Avaya
8 1 (1.59%) Fortinet
8 1 (1.59%) Proofpoint
8 1 (1.59%) SAP
8 1 (1.59%) Symantec
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £38800 - £45359 per week
Posted: 6 days ago