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

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Specialist
Rank 136 141 131
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 25 18 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.76% 0.54% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.80% 0.57% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 8 15 16
Average salary £42,500 £39,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.97% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,050 £32,800 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,550 £42,500 £41,000
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
3132 3179 3068
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 95.81% 95.41% 97.24%
Number of salaries quoted 2057 2023 2183
Average salary £40,000 £42,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 28 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 28 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
(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 -12 16 £56,000 +49.33% 2
Glasgow +16 7 £40,500 -9.49% 5
Stirling - 2 £51,250 -
Technical Specialist
UK

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 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 34 (61.82%) UNIX
1 34 (61.82%) Banking
2 29 (52.73%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (50.91%) Change Management
4 23 (41.82%) Oracle
5 20 (36.36%) QA
5 20 (36.36%) Mentoring
6 19 (34.55%) Coaching
6 19 (34.55%) Finance
6 19 (34.55%) Retail
6 19 (34.55%) Linux
7 14 (25.45%) Windows
7 14 (25.45%) Continuous Improvement
8 13 (23.64%) CICS
8 13 (23.64%) Mainframe
9 12 (21.82%) DB2
10 11 (20.00%) MQSeries
10 11 (20.00%) IBM
10 11 (20.00%) IBM Mainframe
11 9 (16.36%) Assembly Language
11 9 (16.36%) JCL
11 9 (16.36%) COBOL
12 8 (14.55%) SQL Server
12 8 (14.55%) REXX
12 8 (14.55%) SAS
12 8 (14.55%) Release Management
12 8 (14.55%) CA Endevor
12 8 (14.55%) WebSphere
13 7 (12.73%) Problem Management
13 7 (12.73%) Windows Server 2008

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 13 (23.64%) CICS
2 11 (20.00%) MQSeries
3 8 (14.55%) SAS
3 8 (14.55%) WebSphere
4 4 (7.27%) IIS
5 2 (3.64%) Lotus Domino
5 2 (3.64%) MS Exchange
5 2 (3.64%) Lync
5 2 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (3.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.82%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.82%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (1.82%) Apache
6 1 (1.82%) JBoss
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%) DNS
2 3 (5.45%) SSL
2 3 (5.45%) LDAP
3 2 (3.64%) IPv4
3 2 (3.64%) SAN
3 2 (3.64%) OpenLDAP
3 2 (3.64%) HTTP
3 2 (3.64%) DHCP
4 1 (1.82%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (21.82%) DB2
2 8 (14.55%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.45%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (5.45%) 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 19 (34.55%) Retail
2 19 (34.55%) Finance
3 6 (10.91%) International Banking
4 2 (3.64%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.82%) Law
5 1 (1.82%) Electronics
5 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.91%) Middleware
2 4 (7.27%) WebSphere MQ
3 3 (5.45%) ISPF
3 3 (5.45%) J2EE
3 3 (5.45%) JMS
4 2 (3.64%) .NET
4 2 (3.64%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.82%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 29 (52.73%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (23.64%) Mainframe
3 11 (20.00%) IBM Mainframe
4 5 (9.09%) Chip Card
5 4 (7.27%) iSeries
5 4 (7.27%) SWIFT
6 3 (5.45%) VSAM
7 2 (3.64%) Blackberry
8 1 (1.82%) Replication
8 1 (1.82%) Tandem
8 1 (1.82%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 34 (61.82%) UNIX
2 19 (34.55%) Linux
3 14 (25.45%) Windows
4 7 (12.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (5.45%) Solaris
6 3 (5.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (5.45%) zOS
7 1 (1.82%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (50.91%) Change Management
2 20 (36.36%) Mentoring
3 19 (34.55%) Coaching
4 14 (25.45%) Continuous Improvement
5 8 (14.55%) Release Management
6 7 (12.73%) Problem Management
6 7 (12.73%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (7.27%) Performance Analysis
7 4 (7.27%) Waterfall
7 4 (7.27%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (7.27%) Project Management
7 4 (7.27%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (5.45%) Business Analysis
8 3 (5.45%) Web Development
8 3 (5.45%) ITIL
8 3 (5.45%) OOA/OOD
8 3 (5.45%) OO
8 3 (5.45%) Data Modelling
8 3 (5.45%) Logical Data Model
8 3 (5.45%) Physical Data Model
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.36%) COBOL
1 9 (16.36%) Assembly Language
1 9 (16.36%) JCL
2 8 (14.55%) REXX
3 6 (10.91%) Java
4 5 (9.09%) SQL
5 4 (7.27%) PowerShell
6 2 (3.64%) Bash Shell
6 2 (3.64%) C#
6 2 (3.64%) VBScript
6 2 (3.64%) VB
6 2 (3.64%) Perl
7 1 (1.82%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.82%) VBA
7 1 (1.82%) Korn
Qualifications
1 3 (5.45%) Degree
2 2 (3.64%) MCP
2 2 (3.64%) MCSE
2 2 (3.64%) MCSA
2 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.82%) CISA
3 1 (1.82%) CISM
3 1 (1.82%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (36.36%) QA
2 2 (3.64%) COBIT
System Software
1 7 (12.73%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.64%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.64%) XenApp
3 2 (3.64%) XenDesktop
3 2 (3.64%) vSphere
3 2 (3.64%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.82%) KVM
4 1 (1.82%) RACF
4 1 (1.82%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (14.55%) CA Endevor
2 4 (7.27%) SCOM
3 2 (3.64%) SCCM
3 2 (3.64%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.82%) CA SiteMinder
4 1 (1.82%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (1.82%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 23 (41.82%) Oracle
2 11 (20.00%) IBM
3 6 (10.91%) Microsoft
4 4 (7.27%) Red Hat
4 4 (7.27%) VMware
5 3 (5.45%) Symantec
5 3 (5.45%) Sun
6 2 (3.64%) HP
6 2 (3.64%) Compaq
6 2 (3.64%) Citrix
6 2 (3.64%) Lotus
7 1 (1.82%) IronPort
7 1 (1.82%) SAP
7 1 (1.82%) Cisco
7 1 (1.82%) Cognizant
7 1 (1.82%) CA
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