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

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Specialist
Rank 121 151 145
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 37 24 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.18% 0.60% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.26% 0.63% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 12 10 12
Average salary £44,000 £44,375 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.84% +10.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,100 £36,750 £36,550
10% offered a salary of more than £54,500 £50,500 £42,408
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,250 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+11.80% -5.29%
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
2946 3783 3031
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 94.03% 94.74% 94.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1855 2471 1793
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,275 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
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 1 May 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 1 May 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 +21 25 £36,000 -25.96% 1
Glasgow +13 10 £45,000 +19.20% 2
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £39,000 -
Technical Specialist
UK

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 38 (65.52%) Finance
2 30 (51.72%) Banking
3 25 (43.10%) Retail
4 24 (41.38%) UNIX
5 23 (39.66%) IBM
6 22 (37.93%) Change Management
7 19 (32.76%) Oracle
8 15 (25.86%) Linux
9 14 (24.14%) SQL Server
9 14 (24.14%) .NET
10 12 (20.69%) Windows
10 12 (20.69%) Shell Script
10 12 (20.69%) WebSphere
11 11 (18.97%) DB2
11 11 (18.97%) SAN
12 10 (17.24%) UML
12 10 (17.24%) Corporate Banking
12 10 (17.24%) Software Engineering
12 10 (17.24%) Programme Management
12 10 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008
13 9 (15.52%) Analytical Skills
13 9 (15.52%) J2EE
13 9 (15.52%) C#
13 9 (15.52%) SQL
14 8 (13.79%) Java
14 8 (13.79%) IIS
14 8 (13.79%) WebSphere Application Server
14 8 (13.79%) ITIL
14 8 (13.79%) WebSphere MQ
14 8 (13.79%) Mentoring

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 12 (20.69%) WebSphere
2 8 (13.79%) IIS
2 8 (13.79%) WebSphere Application Server
3 6 (10.34%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
4 5 (8.62%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (5.17%) Lync
5 3 (5.17%) MS Exchange
6 2 (3.45%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 2 (3.45%) Apache
6 2 (3.45%) JBoss
6 2 (3.45%) Lotus Domino
6 2 (3.45%) WebLogic
6 2 (3.45%) IBM HTTP Server
6 2 (3.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (3.45%) WebSphere Portal
7 1 (1.72%) Joomla!
7 1 (1.72%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (1.72%) CICS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (1.72%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.72%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.72%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (18.97%) SAN
2 7 (12.07%) HTTP
3 6 (10.34%) SSL
4 4 (6.90%) DHCP
4 4 (6.90%) DNS
4 4 (6.90%) HTTPS
4 4 (6.90%) Internet
5 3 (5.17%) IPv4
6 2 (3.45%) TCP/IP
6 2 (3.45%) LDAP
7 1 (1.72%) Firewall
7 1 (1.72%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (24.14%) SQL Server
2 11 (18.97%) DB2
3 5 (8.62%) JasperReports
3 5 (8.62%) DataStage
4 4 (6.90%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (3.45%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.72%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 1 (1.72%) BODI
Development Applications
1 3 (5.17%) Fiddler
1 3 (5.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.72%) JIRA
2 1 (1.72%) Oracle APEX
General
1 38 (65.52%) Finance
2 30 (51.72%) Banking
3 25 (43.10%) Retail
4 10 (17.24%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (1.72%) Marketing
5 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (24.14%) .NET
2 9 (15.52%) J2EE
3 8 (13.79%) WebSphere MQ
4 6 (10.34%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 5 (8.62%) XML
6 4 (6.90%) ASP.NET
7 2 (3.45%) Web Services
7 2 (3.45%) Middleware
7 2 (3.45%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
8 1 (1.72%) jQuery
8 1 (1.72%) CSS3
8 1 (1.72%) CSS
8 1 (1.72%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.52%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.62%) DataPower
2 5 (8.62%) LPAR
3 4 (6.90%) Mainframe
4 3 (5.17%) Replication
4 3 (5.17%) Blackberry
5 2 (3.45%) iPhone
6 1 (1.72%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 24 (41.38%) UNIX
2 15 (25.86%) Linux
3 12 (20.69%) Windows
4 10 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (13.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (12.07%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (10.34%) AIX
8 5 (8.62%) Solaris
9 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (37.93%) Change Management
2 10 (17.24%) UML
2 10 (17.24%) Software Engineering
2 10 (17.24%) Programme Management
3 8 (13.79%) ITIL
3 8 (13.79%) Mentoring
4 7 (12.07%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (8.62%) Performance Analysis
5 5 (8.62%) Coaching
5 5 (8.62%) Incident Management
5 5 (8.62%) Asset Management
5 5 (8.62%) Service Management
5 5 (8.62%) Process Management
6 4 (6.90%) Information Security
7 3 (5.17%) Time Management
7 3 (5.17%) Problem Management
7 3 (5.17%) Migration
8 2 (3.45%) Load Balancing
8 2 (3.45%) People Management
8 2 (3.45%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (20.69%) Shell Script
2 9 (15.52%) C#
2 9 (15.52%) SQL
3 8 (13.79%) Java
4 5 (8.62%) PowerShell
4 5 (8.62%) Perl
5 4 (6.90%) Korn
5 4 (6.90%) Bash Shell
6 3 (5.17%) VBScript
6 3 (5.17%) VB
7 2 (3.45%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.72%) JCL
8 1 (1.72%) PHP
8 1 (1.72%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (5.17%) MCP
1 3 (5.17%) MCSE
1 3 (5.17%) MCSA
1 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.72%) Degree
2 1 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.34%) QA
2 2 (3.45%) COBIT
3 1 (1.72%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (12.07%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.17%) vSphere
3 3 (5.17%) Hyper-V
3 3 (5.17%) XenApp
3 3 (5.17%) XenDesktop
3 3 (5.17%) RACF
4 2 (3.45%) Xen
4 2 (3.45%) PowerHA
4 2 (3.45%) KVM
4 2 (3.45%) Tivoli Directory Server
5 1 (1.72%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (8.62%) SCOM
2 4 (6.90%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 4 (6.90%) Red Hat Satellite
3 3 (5.17%) SCCM
4 2 (3.45%) NetBackup
4 2 (3.45%) Tivoli
4 2 (3.45%) AirWatch
4 2 (3.45%) Puppet
5 1 (1.72%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 23 (39.66%) IBM
2 19 (32.76%) Oracle
3 7 (12.07%) VMware
4 6 (10.34%) Microsoft
4 6 (10.34%) Red Hat
5 5 (8.62%) Hitachi
5 5 (8.62%) HP
5 5 (8.62%) Misys
6 3 (5.17%) Citrix
6 3 (5.17%) Compaq
7 2 (3.45%) Dell
7 2 (3.45%) EMC
7 2 (3.45%) Lotus
7 2 (3.45%) BMC
7 2 (3.45%) Cisco
7 2 (3.45%) Sun
7 2 (3.45%) Business Objects
7 2 (3.45%) Symantec
7 2 (3.45%) CA
7 2 (3.45%) IronPort
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