The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Scotland region that had Technical Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 23 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Specialist
Rank 138 125 152
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +27
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 16 36 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.56% 1.13% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 1.18% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 10 14 14
Median salary £41,000 £42,500 £32,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.52% +32.81%
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £46,377 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-8.35% +3.05%
Technical Specialist
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Scotland 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
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2743 3041 3553
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 96.11% 95.45% 96.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1581 1949 2350
Median salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Technical Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of job ads across the Scotland region that featured Technical Specialist in the job title.

Technical Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Technical Specialist
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Technical Specialist Salary Trend in Scotland

Technical Specialist
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Technical Specialist across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 23 July 2016.

Technical Specialist Salary Histogram in Scotland

Technical Specialist
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Specialist within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 23 July 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow -4 9 £41,000 -19.60% 2
Edinburgh -12 6 £55,000 +15.78%
West Lothian - 1 - -
Technical Specialist
UK

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, Technical Specialist job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Scotland region featuring Technical Specialist in the job title.

1 18 (60.00%) Linux
2 14 (46.67%) Unix
3 13 (43.33%) WebSphere
4 12 (40.00%) Finance
5 11 (36.67%) Oracle
6 10 (33.33%) AIX
6 10 (33.33%) Banking
6 10 (33.33%) Retail
7 9 (30.00%) QA
7 9 (30.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 9 (30.00%) SDLC
7 9 (30.00%) Windows
7 9 (30.00%) Microsoft
7 9 (30.00%) Middleware
8 7 (23.33%) IBM
8 7 (23.33%) Java
8 7 (23.33%) WebSphere Application Server
8 7 (23.33%) MS Excel
8 7 (23.33%) Oracle Database
8 7 (23.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (20.00%) SWIFT
9 6 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (20.00%) Change Management
10 5 (16.67%) VMware
10 5 (16.67%) Red Hat
10 5 (16.67%) Mentoring
10 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (16.67%) Shell Script
10 5 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (16.67%) Windows Server

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (43.33%) WebSphere
2 7 (23.33%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (10.00%) Apache
3 3 (10.00%) JBoss
3 3 (10.00%) Tomcat
4 1 (3.33%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (3.33%) IIS
4 1 (3.33%) MQSeries
4 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.33%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 7 (23.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.33%) InfoPath
2 1 (3.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (3.33%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.33%) HTTP
2 3 (10.00%) Firewall
3 2 (6.67%) Network Security
4 1 (3.33%) HTTPS
4 1 (3.33%) Internet
4 1 (3.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (23.33%) Oracle Database
2 3 (10.00%) MongoDB
2 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (6.67%) RDBMS
3 2 (6.67%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle9i Database
General
1 12 (40.00%) Finance
2 10 (33.33%) Banking
2 10 (33.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (30.00%) Middleware
2 1 (3.33%) .NET
2 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.33%) REST
2 1 (3.33%) SOAP
2 1 (3.33%) WCF
2 1 (3.33%) Web Services
2 1 (3.33%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (3.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (20.00%) SWIFT
2 2 (6.67%) CMDB
3 1 (3.33%) DataPower
3 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 18 (60.00%) Linux
2 14 (46.67%) Unix
3 10 (33.33%) AIX
4 9 (30.00%) Windows
5 7 (23.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (16.67%) Windows Server
6 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (13.33%) Solaris
7 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (3.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (30.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 9 (30.00%) SDLC
2 6 (20.00%) Change Management
3 5 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 4 (13.33%) Coaching
4 4 (13.33%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 3 (10.00%) Application Performance Monitoring
5 3 (10.00%) Identity Access Management
5 3 (10.00%) ITSM
5 3 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (10.00%) Problem Management
5 3 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (10.00%) Service Management
6 2 (6.67%) ETL
6 2 (6.67%) Incident Management
6 2 (6.67%) ITIL
6 2 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (3.33%) Facilities Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (23.33%) Java
2 5 (16.67%) Shell Script
3 3 (10.00%) Perl
4 1 (3.33%) C#
4 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.33%) SQL
4 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (10.00%) MCP
3 2 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.33%) CCIE
4 1 (3.33%) CCNA
4 1 (3.33%) CCNP
4 1 (3.33%) CISM
4 1 (3.33%) CISSP
4 1 (3.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (30.00%) QA
2 1 (3.33%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (10.00%) vSphere
3 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.33%) Snort
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Red Hat Satellite
1 1 (3.33%) SCCM
1 1 (3.33%) Tivoli
1 1 (3.33%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 11 (36.67%) Oracle
2 9 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (23.33%) IBM
4 5 (16.67%) Red Hat
4 5 (16.67%) VMware
5 3 (10.00%) CA
5 3 (10.00%) Citrix
5 3 (10.00%) Remedy
6 2 (6.67%) BMC
6 2 (6.67%) HP
6 2 (6.67%) Sun
7 1 (3.33%) Altiris
7 1 (3.33%) Blue Coat
7 1 (3.33%) CheckPoint
7 1 (3.33%) Cisco
7 1 (3.33%) F5
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