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 28 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Specialist
Rank 137 118 148
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +30
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 12 48 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.44% 1.47% 0.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 1.54% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 8 14 18
Median salary £41,000 £43,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.65% +26.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,250 £39,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,250 £52,300 £45,900
UK excluding London median salary £41,000 £46,377 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-11.59% +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
2634 3119 3576
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 95.89% 95.47% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1606 2002 2294
Median salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +14 9 £41,000 -2.38%
Edinburgh -26 3 £55,000 +11.11%
Technical Specialist
UK

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 17 (58.62%) Linux
2 14 (48.28%) Unix
2 14 (48.28%) Finance
3 12 (41.38%) WebSphere
4 11 (37.93%) Oracle
5 10 (34.48%) Windows
5 10 (34.48%) AIX
6 9 (31.03%) Banking
6 9 (31.03%) Middleware
6 9 (31.03%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (27.59%) SDLC
7 8 (27.59%) QA
7 8 (27.59%) Retail
7 8 (27.59%) MS Excel
7 8 (27.59%) IBM
7 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
8 7 (24.14%) WebSphere Application Server
8 7 (24.14%) Java
8 7 (24.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (24.14%) Oracle Database
9 5 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (17.24%) SWIFT
9 5 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (17.24%) VMware
9 5 (17.24%) Red Hat
9 5 (17.24%) Shell Script
9 5 (17.24%) Change Management
10 4 (13.79%) Solaris
10 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (13.79%) HTTP

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 12 (41.38%) WebSphere
2 7 (24.14%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (10.34%) Apache
3 3 (10.34%) JBoss
3 3 (10.34%) Tomcat
4 1 (3.45%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (3.45%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 8 (27.59%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (3.45%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.79%) HTTP
2 2 (6.90%) Firewall
3 1 (3.45%) HTTPS
3 1 (3.45%) Internet
3 1 (3.45%) Network Security
3 1 (3.45%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (24.14%) Oracle Database
2 3 (10.34%) MongoDB
3 2 (6.90%) RDBMS
3 2 (6.90%) Relational Database
3 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle9i Database
General
1 14 (48.28%) Finance
2 9 (31.03%) Banking
3 8 (27.59%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (31.03%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (17.24%) SWIFT
2 2 (6.90%) CMDB
3 1 (3.45%) DataPower
3 1 (3.45%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (3.45%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 17 (58.62%) Linux
2 14 (48.28%) Unix
3 10 (34.48%) AIX
3 10 (34.48%) Windows
4 7 (24.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (13.79%) Solaris
5 4 (13.79%) Windows Server
5 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.45%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (31.03%) Continuous Improvement
2 8 (27.59%) SDLC
3 5 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (17.24%) Change Management
4 4 (13.79%) Mentoring
4 4 (13.79%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 3 (10.34%) Application Performance Monitoring
5 3 (10.34%) Coaching
5 3 (10.34%) Identity Access Management
5 3 (10.34%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (10.34%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (10.34%) Service Management
6 2 (6.90%) ETL
6 2 (6.90%) Incident Management
6 2 (6.90%) ITIL
6 2 (6.90%) ITSM
6 2 (6.90%) Problem Management
6 2 (6.90%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (3.45%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (24.14%) Java
2 5 (17.24%) Shell Script
3 3 (10.34%) Perl
4 1 (3.45%) JCL
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (10.34%) MCP
3 1 (3.45%) CCIE
3 1 (3.45%) CCNP
3 1 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (27.59%) QA
2 1 (3.45%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (10.34%) vSphere
3 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) SCCM
2 1 (3.45%) Red Hat Satellite
2 1 (3.45%) Tivoli
2 1 (3.45%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 11 (37.93%) Oracle
2 8 (27.59%) IBM
2 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
3 5 (17.24%) Red Hat
3 5 (17.24%) VMware
4 3 (10.34%) CA
4 3 (10.34%) Citrix
4 3 (10.34%) Remedy
5 2 (6.90%) BMC
5 2 (6.90%) HP
5 2 (6.90%) Sun
6 1 (3.45%) Altiris
6 1 (3.45%) Blue Coat
6 1 (3.45%) CheckPoint
6 1 (3.45%) Cisco
6 1 (3.45%) F5
6 1 (3.45%) Intel Security