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 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Specialist
Rank 137 147 124
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -23
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 26 19 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.81% 0.57% 0.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 0.60% 0.90%
Number of salaries quoted 9 16 19
Average salary £42,000 £39,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,400 £33,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £44,750 £40,400
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
3094 3178 2887
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 95.94% 95.55% 96.94%
Number of salaries quoted 2032 2026 2070
Average salary £40,000 £41,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.61% +6.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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
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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 -3 17 £48,000 +24.67% 1
Glasgow +11 6 £41,000 -8.37% 2
Stirling - 2 £51,250 -
Aberdeen - 1 £42,000 -
Technical Specialist
UK

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 36 (65.45%) UNIX
2 34 (61.82%) Banking
3 32 (58.18%) Analytical Skills
4 31 (56.36%) Change Management
5 23 (41.82%) QA
5 23 (41.82%) Mentoring
6 22 (40.00%) Coaching
6 22 (40.00%) Retail
7 21 (38.18%) Oracle
8 19 (34.55%) Linux
9 17 (30.91%) Finance
10 14 (25.45%) Continuous Improvement
10 14 (25.45%) DB2
10 14 (25.45%) IBM
10 14 (25.45%) CICS
11 13 (23.64%) Mainframe
11 13 (23.64%) MQSeries
11 13 (23.64%) IBM Mainframe
12 12 (21.82%) Windows
13 10 (18.18%) COBOL
13 10 (18.18%) Assembly Language
14 9 (16.36%) REXX
14 9 (16.36%) JCL
14 9 (16.36%) SAS
14 9 (16.36%) CA Endevor
14 9 (16.36%) Release Management
15 8 (14.55%) WebSphere
16 7 (12.73%) Root Cause Analysis
16 7 (12.73%) Java
17 6 (10.91%) SQL Server

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 14 (25.45%) CICS
2 13 (23.64%) MQSeries
3 9 (16.36%) SAS
4 8 (14.55%) WebSphere
5 2 (3.64%) Lync
5 2 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (3.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (3.64%) MS Exchange
5 2 (3.64%) IIS
5 2 (3.64%) Lotus Domino
6 1 (1.82%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (1.82%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (1.82%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.09%) ATM
2 3 (5.45%) FTP
2 3 (5.45%) SSL
2 3 (5.45%) LDAP
3 2 (3.64%) OpenLDAP
3 2 (3.64%) HTTP
3 2 (3.64%) DNS
4 1 (1.82%) DHCP
4 1 (1.82%) IPv4
4 1 (1.82%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (25.45%) DB2
2 6 (10.91%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.82%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.82%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (1.82%) TestDirector
1 1 (1.82%) JIRA
1 1 (1.82%) Fiddler
1 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 34 (61.82%) Banking
2 22 (40.00%) Retail
3 17 (30.91%) Finance
4 6 (10.91%) International Banking
5 2 (3.64%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.82%) Law
6 1 (1.82%) Electronics
6 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.09%) Middleware
2 4 (7.27%) ISPF
2 4 (7.27%) WebSphere MQ
3 3 (5.45%) J2EE
3 3 (5.45%) JMS
4 1 (1.82%) .NET
4 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.82%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 32 (58.18%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (23.64%) Mainframe
2 13 (23.64%) IBM Mainframe
3 5 (9.09%) Chip Card
4 4 (7.27%) iSeries
4 4 (7.27%) SWIFT
4 4 (7.27%) VSAM
5 2 (3.64%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.82%) Replication
6 1 (1.82%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 36 (65.45%) UNIX
2 19 (34.55%) Linux
3 12 (21.82%) Windows
4 5 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (7.27%) Solaris
5 4 (7.27%) zOS
5 4 (7.27%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (5.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.82%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (56.36%) Change Management
2 23 (41.82%) Mentoring
3 22 (40.00%) Coaching
4 14 (25.45%) Continuous Improvement
5 9 (16.36%) Release Management
6 7 (12.73%) Root Cause Analysis
7 6 (10.91%) Problem Management
8 5 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
9 4 (7.27%) Waterfall
9 4 (7.27%) Performance Analysis
9 4 (7.27%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (7.27%) Project Management
10 3 (5.45%) OOA/OOD
10 3 (5.45%) OO
10 3 (5.45%) Data Modelling
10 3 (5.45%) Business Analysis
10 3 (5.45%) Web Development
10 3 (5.45%) Logical Data Model
10 3 (5.45%) Physical Data Model
11 2 (3.64%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (18.18%) Assembly Language
1 10 (18.18%) COBOL
2 9 (16.36%) REXX
2 9 (16.36%) JCL
3 7 (12.73%) Java
4 4 (7.27%) SQL
5 3 (5.45%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.82%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.82%) VBScript
6 1 (1.82%) VB
6 1 (1.82%) VBA
6 1 (1.82%) Perl
6 1 (1.82%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (5.45%) Degree
2 1 (1.82%) CRISC
2 1 (1.82%) MCP
2 1 (1.82%) MCSE
2 1 (1.82%) MCSA
2 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.82%) CISA
2 1 (1.82%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (41.82%) QA
2 1 (1.82%) COBIT
System Software
1 6 (10.91%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.64%) vSphere
3 2 (3.64%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.82%) RACF
4 1 (1.82%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.82%) XenApp
4 1 (1.82%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (16.36%) CA Endevor
2 3 (5.45%) SCOM
3 2 (3.64%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.82%) CA SiteMinder
4 1 (1.82%) SCCM
4 1 (1.82%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 21 (38.18%) Oracle
2 14 (25.45%) IBM
3 5 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.45%) Sun
4 3 (5.45%) Red Hat
4 3 (5.45%) Symantec
4 3 (5.45%) VMware
5 2 (3.64%) Lotus
6 1 (1.82%) SAP
6 1 (1.82%) Cisco
6 1 (1.82%) IronPort
6 1 (1.82%) HP
6 1 (1.82%) Compaq
6 1 (1.82%) Citrix
6 1 (1.82%) Cognizant
6 1 (1.82%) CA
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