The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Scotland region that had Technical Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Technical Specialist
UK / Scotland
Rank 119 108 144
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +36
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 13 41 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.58% 1.42% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 1.49% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 11 26 15
Median salary £42,500 £43,250 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.73% +1.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,716 £40,250 £39,600
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £46,250 £54,600
UK excluding London median salary £39,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +12.50%

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
2154 2759 2822
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 95.95% 95.43% 96.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1376 1813 1875
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

Technical Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of job ads across the Scotland region that featured Technical Specialist in the job title.

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 17 January 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Specialist within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -23 7 £47,750 +7.30%
Glasgow +11 3 £42,000 +0.59% 1
West Lothian +9 2 £34,608 +3.30% 1
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £42,000 -
Technical Specialist
UK

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, Technical Specialist job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Scotland region featuring Technical Specialist in the job title.

1 11 (55.00%) Finance
2 9 (45.00%) Oracle
3 7 (35.00%) Unix
3 7 (35.00%) Linux
3 7 (35.00%) QA
3 7 (35.00%) WebSphere
4 6 (30.00%) SWIFT
4 6 (30.00%) SDLC
4 6 (30.00%) MQSeries
4 6 (30.00%) WebSphere MQ
5 5 (25.00%) Change Management
5 5 (25.00%) Banking
5 5 (25.00%) Coaching
6 4 (20.00%) Service Delivery
7 3 (15.00%) Service Management
7 3 (15.00%) Retail
7 3 (15.00%) Firewall
7 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (15.00%) JCL
7 3 (15.00%) Mainframe
7 3 (15.00%) SQL
7 3 (15.00%) ITIL
7 3 (15.00%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (15.00%) Network Security
7 3 (15.00%) Mentoring
8 2 (10.00%) Job Entry Subsystem
8 2 (10.00%) CMDB
8 2 (10.00%) Problem Management
8 2 (10.00%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (10.00%) ITIL V3

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (35.00%) WebSphere
2 6 (30.00%) MQSeries
3 2 (10.00%) CICS
3 2 (10.00%) SAS
4 1 (5.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) Firewall
1 3 (15.00%) Network Security
2 2 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (10.00%) Ethernet
3 1 (5.00%) FTP
3 1 (5.00%) LAN
3 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.00%) DB2
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (5.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
General
1 11 (55.00%) Finance
2 5 (25.00%) Banking
3 3 (15.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (30.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (5.00%) ISPF
2 1 (5.00%) Middleware
2 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) SWIFT
2 3 (15.00%) Mainframe
3 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (10.00%) CMDB
3 2 (10.00%) VSAM
4 1 (5.00%) Data Extraction
4 1 (5.00%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (5.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) Linux
1 7 (35.00%) Unix
2 2 (10.00%) Windows
2 2 (10.00%) zOS
3 1 (5.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) SDLC
2 5 (25.00%) Change Management
2 5 (25.00%) Coaching
3 4 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 3 (15.00%) ITIL
4 3 (15.00%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (15.00%) Mentoring
4 3 (15.00%) Service Management
4 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (10.00%) Incident Management
5 2 (10.00%) ITIL V3
5 2 (10.00%) ITSM
5 2 (10.00%) Problem Management
5 2 (10.00%) Process Improvement
5 2 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (5.00%) Business Continuity
6 1 (5.00%) Data Analysis
6 1 (5.00%) Data Modelling
6 1 (5.00%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) JCL
1 3 (15.00%) SQL
2 2 (10.00%) COBOL
3 1 (5.00%) Assembly Language
3 1 (5.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.00%) REXX
3 1 (5.00%) SAS Macro
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (35.00%) QA
2 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.00%) RACF
2 1 (5.00%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) OMEGAMON
1 1 (5.00%) SCCM
1 1 (5.00%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) Oracle
2 2 (10.00%) Avaya
2 2 (10.00%) BMC
2 2 (10.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (10.00%) Cisco
2 2 (10.00%) Remedy
2 2 (10.00%) SolarWinds
3 1 (5.00%) Blue Coat
3 1 (5.00%) BT
3 1 (5.00%) CA
3 1 (5.00%) Fortinet
3 1 (5.00%) IBM
3 1 (5.00%) Intel Security
3 1 (5.00%) MicroStrategy
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