The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Scotland region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Specialist
Rank 144 150 135
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 29 14 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.78% 0.43% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 0.45% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 13 9 16
Average salary £32,000 £40,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +9.58%
UK excluding London average salary £46,250 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+15.62% +6.66%
Job Titles Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3522 3129 2977
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 94.70% 95.43% 92.60%
Number of salaries quoted 2304 2069 2077
Average salary £40,000 £40,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.23% +5.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Technical Specialist
UK

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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 2014. 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 +9 24 £32,000 -1.23%
Glasgow -17 2 £42,250 +5.62% 1
Stirling - 1 £50,000 -
West Lothian - 1 - -
Technical Specialist
UK

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 25 (47.17%) UNIX
2 23 (43.40%) Banking
3 19 (35.85%) Change Management
4 18 (33.96%) Linux
5 14 (26.42%) Windows
5 14 (26.42%) SQL
6 13 (24.53%) Oracle
6 13 (24.53%) Retail
6 13 (24.53%) QA
7 12 (22.64%) Finance
7 12 (22.64%) IBM
8 10 (18.87%) Continuous Improvement
9 9 (16.98%) AIX
9 9 (16.98%) MQSeries
9 9 (16.98%) Mainframe
10 8 (15.09%) IBM Mainframe
10 8 (15.09%) DB2
10 8 (15.09%) CICS
11 7 (13.21%) HP
11 7 (13.21%) SQL Server
11 7 (13.21%) SQL Server 2005
12 6 (11.32%) International Banking
12 6 (11.32%) VMware
12 6 (11.32%) Problem Management
12 6 (11.32%) zOS
12 6 (11.32%) Root Cause Analysis
13 5 (9.43%) ServiceNow
13 5 (9.43%) Internet
13 5 (9.43%) Microsoft
13 5 (9.43%) MS Excel

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 9 (16.98%) MQSeries
2 8 (15.09%) CICS
3 4 (7.55%) SAS
3 4 (7.55%) WebSphere
4 2 (3.77%) Lync
4 2 (3.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (3.77%) MS Exchange
4 2 (3.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (3.77%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (3.77%) WebLogic
4 2 (3.77%) Lotus Domino
5 1 (1.89%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.89%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (1.89%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (9.43%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.43%) Internet
2 3 (5.66%) FTP
3 2 (3.77%) HTTP
3 2 (3.77%) DNS
3 2 (3.77%) DHCP
3 2 (3.77%) IPv4
3 2 (3.77%) SAN
4 1 (1.89%) ATM
4 1 (1.89%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.89%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.09%) DB2
2 7 (13.21%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (13.21%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.77%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.77%) Oracle ODI
3 2 (3.77%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Ant
2 1 (1.89%) TestDirector
2 1 (1.89%) JIRA
General
1 23 (43.40%) Banking
2 13 (24.53%) Retail
3 12 (22.64%) Finance
4 6 (11.32%) International Banking
5 3 (5.66%) Publishing
6 1 (1.89%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.55%) ISPF
2 2 (3.77%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 2 (3.77%) SOAP
2 2 (3.77%) Web Services
2 2 (3.77%) XML
2 2 (3.77%) XSLT
2 2 (3.77%) Middleware
3 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (1.89%) .NET
3 1 (1.89%) J2EE
3 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.98%) Mainframe
2 8 (15.09%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (7.55%) VSAM
4 3 (5.66%) iSeries
4 3 (5.66%) Social Media
5 2 (3.77%) Blackberry
5 2 (3.77%) Online Banking
5 2 (3.77%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 25 (47.17%) UNIX
2 18 (33.96%) Linux
3 14 (26.42%) Windows
4 9 (16.98%) AIX
5 6 (11.32%) zOS
6 5 (9.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (5.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (5.66%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (3.77%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (35.85%) Change Management
2 10 (18.87%) Continuous Improvement
3 6 (11.32%) Root Cause Analysis
3 6 (11.32%) Problem Management
4 4 (7.55%) Release Management
4 4 (7.55%) Service Delivery
5 3 (5.66%) SEO
5 3 (5.66%) Social Media Monitoring
5 3 (5.66%) Performance Analysis
5 3 (5.66%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (3.77%) Business Analysis
6 2 (3.77%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (3.77%) Migration
6 2 (3.77%) SOA
6 2 (3.77%) Service Management
6 2 (3.77%) BPMN
7 1 (1.89%) Test Scripting
7 1 (1.89%) ITIL
7 1 (1.89%) MVC
7 1 (1.89%) Workforce Management Optimization
Programming Languages
1 14 (26.42%) SQL
2 4 (7.55%) VB
2 4 (7.55%) COBOL
2 4 (7.55%) Assembly Language
2 4 (7.55%) REXX
2 4 (7.55%) JCL
3 3 (5.66%) PowerShell
4 2 (3.77%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
4 2 (3.77%) PL/SQL
4 2 (3.77%) Python
4 2 (3.77%) XQuery
5 1 (1.89%) C#
5 1 (1.89%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (3.77%) MCSE
1 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.89%) MCP
2 1 (1.89%) MCSA
2 1 (1.89%) CCNA
2 1 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (24.53%) QA
System Software
1 5 (9.43%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (9.43%) vSphere
2 4 (7.55%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (7.55%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.77%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.89%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (1.89%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.89%) XenApp
4 1 (1.89%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (7.55%) CA Endevor
1 4 (7.55%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.77%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 2 (3.77%) Oracle Identity Management
2 2 (3.77%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 2 (3.77%) NetBackup
2 2 (3.77%) SCOM
3 1 (1.89%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.89%) SCCM
3 1 (1.89%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 13 (24.53%) Oracle
2 12 (22.64%) IBM
3 7 (13.21%) HP
4 6 (11.32%) VMware
5 5 (9.43%) Altiris
5 5 (9.43%) Microsoft
5 5 (9.43%) ServiceNow
6 4 (7.55%) Symantec
7 2 (3.77%) Lotus
7 2 (3.77%) IronPort
7 2 (3.77%) Cisco
8 1 (1.89%) Compaq
8 1 (1.89%) Citrix
8 1 (1.89%) Avaya
8 1 (1.89%) Verint
8 1 (1.89%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.89%) McAfee
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