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 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Specialist
Rank 115 137 148
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 50 30 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.51% 0.82% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.61% 0.86% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 14 18 10
Average salary £43,000 £34,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.47% -15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £32,000 £31,760
10% offered a salary of more than £52,300 £45,900 £50,500
UK excluding London average salary £46,188 £43,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+7.41% -4.44%
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
3110 3487 2866
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 94.04% 94.78% 94.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1989 2237 1879
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 August 2015.

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 August 2015. 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 +10 39 £49,500 +54.68% 3
West Dunbartonshire - 6 £40,250 -
Glasgow +8 5 £42,000 - 1
Technical Specialist
UK

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 59 (71.95%) Banking
2 52 (63.41%) Retail
3 49 (59.76%) Finance
4 43 (52.44%) UNIX
5 41 (50.00%) Change Management
6 37 (45.12%) Mentoring
7 35 (42.68%) Analytical Skills
7 35 (42.68%) WebSphere
8 33 (40.24%) QA
8 33 (40.24%) DB2
8 33 (40.24%) IBM
8 33 (40.24%) Coaching
8 33 (40.24%) SDLC
9 32 (39.02%) WebSphere MQ
10 31 (37.80%) WebSphere Application Server
11 28 (34.15%) WebSphere Message Broker
12 14 (17.07%) Oracle
12 14 (17.07%) Java
12 14 (17.07%) Linux
12 14 (17.07%) Shell Script
13 13 (15.85%) .NET
13 13 (15.85%) J2EE
14 11 (13.41%) Solaris
14 11 (13.41%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
14 11 (13.41%) Internet
15 10 (12.20%) Programme Management
15 10 (12.20%) Software Engineering
15 10 (12.20%) Corporate Banking
15 10 (12.20%) UML
16 9 (10.98%) HTTPS

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 35 (42.68%) WebSphere
2 31 (37.80%) WebSphere Application Server
3 11 (13.41%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
4 5 (6.10%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (3.66%) WebSphere Portal
5 3 (3.66%) IBM HTTP Server
6 2 (2.44%) IIS
6 2 (2.44%) IBM Notes
6 2 (2.44%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (1.22%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.22%) MS Exchange
7 1 (1.22%) CICS
7 1 (1.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.22%) Joomla!
7 1 (1.22%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.22%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 2 (2.44%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (13.41%) Internet
2 9 (10.98%) HTTPS
2 9 (10.98%) SSL
3 7 (8.54%) SAN
4 5 (6.10%) LDAP
5 4 (4.88%) HTTP
6 1 (1.22%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.22%) DNS
6 1 (1.22%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (40.24%) DB2
2 6 (7.32%) SQL Server
3 5 (6.10%) DataStage
3 5 (6.10%) JasperReports
4 1 (1.22%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.22%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.22%) HBase
4 1 (1.22%) Big Data
4 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.22%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 2 (2.44%) JIRA
2 1 (1.22%) Fiddler
2 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 59 (71.95%) Banking
2 52 (63.41%) Retail
3 49 (59.76%) Finance
4 10 (12.20%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (1.22%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (39.02%) WebSphere MQ
2 28 (34.15%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 13 (15.85%) .NET
3 13 (15.85%) J2EE
4 6 (7.32%) Web Services
4 6 (7.32%) XML
5 5 (6.10%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
6 2 (2.44%) Middleware
7 1 (1.22%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.22%) CSS
7 1 (1.22%) CSS3
7 1 (1.22%) jQuery
7 1 (1.22%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 35 (42.68%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.54%) DataPower
3 5 (6.10%) LPAR
3 5 (6.10%) SWIFT
3 5 (6.10%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.44%) Online Banking
4 2 (2.44%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.22%) Replication
5 1 (1.22%) Clustering
5 1 (1.22%) Tandem
5 1 (1.22%) PKI
5 1 (1.22%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 43 (52.44%) UNIX
2 14 (17.07%) Linux
3 11 (13.41%) Solaris
4 9 (10.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (7.32%) AIX
6 3 (3.66%) Windows
7 2 (2.44%) zOS
8 1 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (50.00%) Change Management
2 37 (45.12%) Mentoring
3 33 (40.24%) Coaching
3 33 (40.24%) SDLC
4 10 (12.20%) UML
4 10 (12.20%) Programme Management
4 10 (12.20%) Software Engineering
5 8 (9.76%) Information Security
6 5 (6.10%) Incident Management
6 5 (6.10%) Asset Management
6 5 (6.10%) Process Management
7 4 (4.88%) Identity Management
7 4 (4.88%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (3.66%) DevOps
8 3 (3.66%) Problem Management
9 2 (2.44%) Service Delivery
9 2 (2.44%) Project Management
9 2 (2.44%) Service Management
10 1 (1.22%) Quality Management
10 1 (1.22%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 14 (17.07%) Java
1 14 (17.07%) Shell Script
2 7 (8.54%) C#
3 3 (3.66%) SQL
4 1 (1.22%) VB
4 1 (1.22%) VB.NET
4 1 (1.22%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.22%) PHP
4 1 (1.22%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (1.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (40.24%) QA
2 1 (1.22%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (6.10%) Tivoli Directory Server
2 1 (1.22%) Apache Flume
2 1 (1.22%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.22%) RACF
Systems Management
1 5 (6.10%) Tivoli
1 5 (6.10%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 1 (1.22%) MOM
2 1 (1.22%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 33 (40.24%) IBM
2 14 (17.07%) Oracle
3 6 (7.32%) Red Hat
4 5 (6.10%) CA
4 5 (6.10%) Hitachi
4 5 (6.10%) Misys
4 5 (6.10%) HP
4 5 (6.10%) Fundtech
5 3 (3.66%) VMware
5 3 (3.66%) Microsoft
5 3 (3.66%) Sun
6 2 (2.44%) Lotus
7 1 (1.22%) Symantec
7 1 (1.22%) Cognizant
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 7 days ago
Copley or Edinburgh
Tectre Limited
Salary: £45,000 - £65,000 per year
Posted: 15 days ago
Copley or Edinburgh
Tectre Limited
Salary: £45,000 - £55,000 per year
Posted: 15 days ago