The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Specialist role in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland 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 137 140 155
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 25 22 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.84% 0.71% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 0.74% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 11 15 17
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £38,970
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +9.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £39,600 £34,400
10% offered a salary of more than £54,500 £54,600 £48,200
UK excluding London average salary £47,000 £45,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+4.44% +7.14%
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
2837 2969 3231
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 95.55% 95.65% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1848 1905 2109
Average salary £43,000 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.61% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,962 £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 Scotland

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

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 9 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Specialist within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +17 18 £43,000 -23.21% 2
Glasgow -21 7 £40,750 -4.11%
Technical Specialist
UK

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 51 (61.45%) Banking
2 40 (48.19%) Finance
3 36 (43.37%) WebSphere
4 34 (40.96%) Mentoring
5 30 (36.14%) Analytical Skills
5 30 (36.14%) Oracle
6 29 (34.94%) SDLC
6 29 (34.94%) Coaching
6 29 (34.94%) QA
7 28 (33.73%) Unix
8 26 (31.33%) Java
8 26 (31.33%) WebSphere MQ
9 24 (28.92%) Retail
9 24 (28.92%) WebSphere Application Server
10 23 (27.71%) IBM
11 20 (24.10%) Windows
11 20 (24.10%) Linux
12 19 (22.89%) Web Services
13 17 (20.48%) IBM Integration Bus
14 16 (19.28%) SWIFT
14 16 (19.28%) Change Management
15 14 (16.87%) HP
16 13 (15.66%) DB2
16 13 (15.66%) Shell Script
17 12 (14.46%) Service Delivery
17 12 (14.46%) Cisco
18 10 (12.05%) Solaris
18 10 (12.05%) Service Management
18 10 (12.05%) Middleware
18 10 (12.05%) VMware

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 36 (43.37%) WebSphere
2 24 (28.92%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (4.82%) IBM Domino
3 4 (4.82%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.82%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
4 3 (3.61%) IBM HTTP Server
4 3 (3.61%) IIS
4 3 (3.61%) MQSeries
4 3 (3.61%) WebSphere Portal
5 2 (2.41%) IBM Notes
5 2 (2.41%) SAS
5 2 (2.41%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.20%) FileNet
6 1 (1.20%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.20%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (6.02%) MS Excel
1 5 (6.02%) MS Office
2 2 (2.41%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (3.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.61%) Office 365
1 3 (3.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.43%) Firewall
1 7 (8.43%) Internet
2 5 (6.02%) Network Security
2 5 (6.02%) VPN
3 4 (4.82%) Cisco IOS
3 4 (4.82%) HTTP
3 4 (4.82%) SSL
4 3 (3.61%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (3.61%) Ethernet
4 3 (3.61%) HTTPS
4 3 (3.61%) MPLS
4 3 (3.61%) SAN
4 3 (3.61%) Wireless
5 2 (2.41%) BGP
5 2 (2.41%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (2.41%) Multicast
5 2 (2.41%) OSPF
6 1 (1.20%) DSL
6 1 (1.20%) IP Telephony
6 1 (1.20%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (15.66%) DB2
2 6 (7.23%) MySQL
2 6 (7.23%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.41%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.20%) BODI
4 1 (1.20%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Oracle APEX
1 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 51 (61.45%) Banking
2 40 (48.19%) Finance
3 24 (28.92%) Retail
4 2 (2.41%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.41%) Marketing
5 1 (1.20%) Electronics
5 1 (1.20%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (31.33%) WebSphere MQ
2 19 (22.89%) Web Services
3 17 (20.48%) IBM Integration Bus
4 10 (12.05%) Middleware
5 6 (7.23%) HTML
6 3 (3.61%) .NET
6 3 (3.61%) ASP.NET
6 3 (3.61%) J2EE
7 2 (2.41%) REST
7 2 (2.41%) SOAP
7 2 (2.41%) WCF
7 2 (2.41%) XML
8 1 (1.20%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
Miscellaneous
1 30 (36.14%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (19.28%) SWIFT
3 8 (9.64%) Mainframe
4 4 (4.82%) Online Banking
5 2 (2.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (2.41%) Statistics
6 1 (1.20%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.20%) DataPower
6 1 (1.20%) iSeries
6 1 (1.20%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.20%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 28 (33.73%) Unix
2 20 (24.10%) Linux
2 20 (24.10%) Windows
3 10 (12.05%) Solaris
4 9 (10.84%) AIX
5 8 (9.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (8.43%) Windows Server
7 5 (6.02%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (4.82%) zOS
9 3 (3.61%) Windows 10
10 2 (2.41%) Windows 7
10 2 (2.41%) Windows XP
11 1 (1.20%) Android
11 1 (1.20%) OpenVMS
11 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (40.96%) Mentoring
2 29 (34.94%) Coaching
2 29 (34.94%) SDLC
3 16 (19.28%) Change Management
4 12 (14.46%) Service Delivery
5 10 (12.05%) Defect Management
5 10 (12.05%) Incident Management
5 10 (12.05%) Service Management
6 8 (9.64%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (8.43%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (7.23%) ITIL
8 6 (7.23%) Web Development
9 4 (4.82%) Configuration Management
9 4 (4.82%) Migration
9 4 (4.82%) Performance Monitoring
9 4 (4.82%) Problem Management
9 4 (4.82%) Project Planning
10 3 (3.61%) Information Security
10 3 (3.61%) ITIL V3
10 3 (3.61%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (31.33%) Java
2 13 (15.66%) Shell Script
3 7 (8.43%) SQL
3 7 (8.43%) VB
4 3 (3.61%) C#
4 3 (3.61%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.41%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.41%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.20%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (3.61%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (3.61%) CISSP
1 3 (3.61%) Degree
2 2 (2.41%) CCIE
2 2 (2.41%) CCNP
2 2 (2.41%) CCSE
2 2 (2.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (2.41%) LPIC
2 2 (2.41%) RHCE
3 1 (1.20%) CCNA
3 1 (1.20%) CISM
3 1 (1.20%) MCP
3 1 (1.20%) MCSA
3 1 (1.20%) MCSE
3 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (34.94%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.61%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (3.61%) XenApp
2 2 (2.41%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.41%) VMware ESX
2 2 (2.41%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.20%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.20%) RACF
3 1 (1.20%) Snort
3 1 (1.20%) Tivoli Directory Server
3 1 (1.20%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (7.23%) HP Operations Orchestration
2 4 (4.82%) HP UCMDB
3 2 (2.41%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.20%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.20%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (1.20%) SCOM
4 1 (1.20%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 30 (36.14%) Oracle
2 23 (27.71%) IBM
3 14 (16.87%) HP
4 12 (14.46%) Cisco
5 10 (12.05%) Fundtech
5 10 (12.05%) VMware
6 9 (10.84%) Microsoft
7 5 (6.02%) CheckPoint
7 5 (6.02%) Citrix
7 5 (6.02%) Red Hat
8 4 (4.82%) Avaya
9 3 (3.61%) Fortinet
9 3 (3.61%) Sun
10 2 (2.41%) Atlassian
10 2 (2.41%) Blue Coat
10 2 (2.41%) Dynatrace
10 2 (2.41%) F5
10 2 (2.41%) Lotus
10 2 (2.41%) SolarWinds
10 2 (2.41%) Symantec
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £38800 - £45359 per week
Posted: 7 days ago