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 24 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Technical Specialist
UK / Scotland
Rank 117 144 134
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 18 16 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.79% 0.54% 0.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 0.57% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 17 7 16
Median salary £43,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.17% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,186 £29,000 £38,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £54,700 £54,250
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-9.57% +4.44%

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
2180 2821 3050
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 95.99% 95.63% 95.43%
Number of salaries quoted 1419 1815 1937
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 24 February 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 24 February 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 +1 8 £52,500 -4.10% 1
Glasgow +18 6 £44,000 +46.66%
West Lothian - 3 £34,716 -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £42,000 -
Technical Specialist
UK

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 (47.83%) Oracle
1 11 (47.83%) Linux
1 11 (47.83%) WebSphere
2 10 (43.48%) Unix
2 10 (43.48%) Finance
3 9 (39.13%) Banking
3 9 (39.13%) QA
4 8 (34.78%) SWIFT
4 8 (34.78%) SDLC
4 8 (34.78%) WebSphere MQ
4 8 (34.78%) MQSeries
5 7 (30.43%) Service Delivery
6 5 (21.74%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (21.74%) Coaching
7 4 (17.39%) Change Management
7 4 (17.39%) Firewall
8 3 (13.04%) VSAM
8 3 (13.04%) Retail
8 3 (13.04%) SQL
8 3 (13.04%) CheckPoint
8 3 (13.04%) JCL
8 3 (13.04%) Mainframe
8 3 (13.04%) COBOL
8 3 (13.04%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (13.04%) ITIL
8 3 (13.04%) Ethernet
8 3 (13.04%) Cisco
8 3 (13.04%) Avaya
8 3 (13.04%) CICS
8 3 (13.04%) Mentoring

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 11 (47.83%) WebSphere
2 8 (34.78%) MQSeries
3 3 (13.04%) CICS
3 3 (13.04%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (8.70%) SAS
5 1 (4.35%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (4.35%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) Firewall
2 3 (13.04%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (13.04%) Ethernet
2 3 (13.04%) Network Security
3 2 (8.70%) FTP
3 2 (8.70%) LAN
3 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.35%) HTTP
4 1 (4.35%) HTTPS
4 1 (4.35%) Internet
4 1 (4.35%) SSL
4 1 (4.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.35%) DB2
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle9i Database
2 1 (4.35%) RDBMS
2 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.35%) SAS Enterprise Guide
General
1 10 (43.48%) Finance
2 9 (39.13%) Banking
3 3 (13.04%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (34.78%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (8.70%) ISPF
2 2 (8.70%) Middleware
3 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (34.78%) SWIFT
2 3 (13.04%) Mainframe
2 3 (13.04%) VSAM
3 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.35%) CMDB
4 1 (4.35%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 11 (47.83%) Linux
2 10 (43.48%) Unix
3 2 (8.70%) AIX
3 2 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (8.70%) Solaris
3 2 (8.70%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) SDLC
2 7 (30.43%) Service Delivery
3 5 (21.74%) Coaching
3 5 (21.74%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (17.39%) Change Management
5 3 (13.04%) ITIL
5 3 (13.04%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (13.04%) Mentoring
6 2 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (8.70%) Identity Access Management
6 2 (8.70%) ITIL V3
7 1 (4.35%) Analytics
7 1 (4.35%) Customer Engagement
7 1 (4.35%) Data Cleansing
7 1 (4.35%) Data Extraction
7 1 (4.35%) Data Protection
7 1 (4.35%) Line Management
7 1 (4.35%) Performance Optimisation
7 1 (4.35%) Process Improvement
7 1 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) COBOL
1 3 (13.04%) JCL
1 3 (13.04%) SQL
2 2 (8.70%) Assembly Language
2 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
2 2 (8.70%) REXX
2 2 (8.70%) Shell Script
3 1 (4.35%) Java
3 1 (4.35%) PL/SQL
3 1 (4.35%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) Degree
1 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (39.13%) QA
2 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 2 (8.70%) RACF
2 2 (8.70%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (4.35%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 11 (47.83%) Oracle
2 3 (13.04%) Avaya
2 3 (13.04%) CheckPoint
2 3 (13.04%) Cisco
2 3 (13.04%) SolarWinds
3 2 (8.70%) CA
3 2 (8.70%) Fortinet
4 1 (4.35%) Blue Coat
4 1 (4.35%) BMC
4 1 (4.35%) BT
4 1 (4.35%) IBM
4 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.35%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (4.35%) Remedy