The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Specialist role in IT jobs advertised for the Glasgow 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 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Specialist
Rank 87 102 65
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -37
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 9 7 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.78% 0.53% 1.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.81% 0.55% 1.76%
Number of salaries quoted 9 7 13
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +8.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £34,200 £35,100
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £42,000 £42,200
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 Glasgow 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
Glasgow
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1108 1275 852
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Glasgow 96.10% 96.88% 94.14%
Number of salaries quoted 741 825 482
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Technical Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Technical Specialist in the job title across the Glasgow region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Technical Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

Technical Specialist
Salary Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Technical Specialist across the Glasgow region.

Technical Specialist Salary Trend in Glasgow

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Glasgow 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 8 (53.33%) SQL Server
2 7 (46.67%) Windows
2 7 (46.67%) Finance
3 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (40.00%) Oracle
3 6 (40.00%) IIS
3 6 (40.00%) UNIX
3 6 (40.00%) VMware
4 5 (33.33%) SAN
4 5 (33.33%) ITIL
4 5 (33.33%) SQL
4 5 (33.33%) HP
5 4 (26.67%) Linux
5 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (26.67%) Performance Analysis
6 3 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (20.00%) Problem Management
6 3 (20.00%) Banking
6 3 (20.00%) PowerShell
6 3 (20.00%) SCCM
6 3 (20.00%) SCOM
6 3 (20.00%) Time Management
6 3 (20.00%) Hyper-V
6 3 (20.00%) XenApp
6 3 (20.00%) XenDesktop
6 3 (20.00%) Shell Script
6 3 (20.00%) RACF

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Glasgow 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 6 (40.00%) IIS
2 2 (13.33%) WebSphere
3 1 (6.67%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) SAN
2 3 (20.00%) IPv4
2 3 (20.00%) DHCP
2 3 (20.00%) DNS
3 2 (13.33%) SSL
3 2 (13.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (53.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
3 1 (6.67%) Data Mining
3 1 (6.67%) BODI
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Fiddler
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle APEX
General
1 7 (46.67%) Finance
2 3 (20.00%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Investment Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) .NET
1 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (13.33%) Web Services
2 2 (13.33%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (13.33%) Replication
3 1 (6.67%) Tandem
3 1 (6.67%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) Windows
2 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (40.00%) UNIX
3 4 (26.67%) Linux
3 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (13.33%) AIX
4 2 (13.33%) Solaris
4 2 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) ITIL
2 4 (26.67%) Performance Analysis
3 3 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (20.00%) Time Management
3 3 (20.00%) Problem Management
3 3 (20.00%) Service Management
4 2 (13.33%) Performance Management
4 2 (13.33%) Capacity Management
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (6.67%) Data Migration
5 1 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (6.67%) Migration
5 1 (6.67%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (6.67%) Data Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) Workforce Management Optimization
5 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (20.00%) VBScript
2 3 (20.00%) C#
2 3 (20.00%) Shell Script
2 3 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (13.33%) Bash Shell
3 2 (13.33%) Korn
3 2 (13.33%) Perl
3 2 (13.33%) VB
4 1 (6.67%) VBA
4 1 (6.67%) PL/SQL
4 1 (6.67%) Java
4 1 (6.67%) JCL
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) MCP
1 3 (20.00%) MCSE
1 3 (20.00%) MCSA
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (13.33%) Degree
3 1 (6.67%) VCP4
3 1 (6.67%) CRISC
3 1 (6.67%) CISA
3 1 (6.67%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) COBIT
1 1 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (20.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (20.00%) XenApp
2 3 (20.00%) XenDesktop
2 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (20.00%) RACF
3 2 (13.33%) vSphere
3 2 (13.33%) PowerHA
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) SCCM
1 3 (20.00%) SCOM
2 2 (13.33%) Puppet
2 2 (13.33%) Red Hat Satellite
2 2 (13.33%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 2 (13.33%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Oracle
1 6 (40.00%) VMware
2 5 (33.33%) HP
3 3 (20.00%) Compaq
3 3 (20.00%) IBM
3 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (20.00%) Citrix
4 2 (13.33%) BMC
4 2 (13.33%) Red Hat
4 2 (13.33%) Symantec
4 2 (13.33%) Sun
4 2 (13.33%) Dell
4 2 (13.33%) EMC
5 1 (6.67%) Business Objects
5 1 (6.67%) Cognizant