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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Specialist
Rank 132 150 130
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -20
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 23 16 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.75% 0.49% 0.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 0.51% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 15 13 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 £39,600 £36,100 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,600 £42,421 £42,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.89%
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
2910 3107 2952
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 94.60% 94.99% 96.66%
Number of salaries quoted 1952 1969 2102
Average salary £41,000 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.38% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,148 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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
Glasgow +21 11 £42,500 +3.03%
Edinburgh -4 9 £56,000 +44.57%
Stirling - 2 £51,250 -
West Dunbartonshire 0 1 £50,000 +17.64%
Technical Specialist
UK

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 28 (59.57%) UNIX
2 26 (55.32%) Oracle
3 24 (51.06%) Finance
4 23 (48.94%) Banking
5 18 (38.30%) Linux
6 17 (36.17%) Change Management
6 17 (36.17%) Analytical Skills
7 13 (27.66%) Windows
7 13 (27.66%) Continuous Improvement
8 11 (23.40%) WebSphere
9 10 (21.28%) QA
10 9 (19.15%) SQL Server
10 9 (19.15%) Retail
10 9 (19.15%) Mentoring
10 9 (19.15%) Coaching
11 8 (17.02%) Active Directory
11 8 (17.02%) Red Hat
11 8 (17.02%) Mainframe
11 8 (17.02%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (14.89%) IBM
12 7 (14.89%) Microsoft
12 7 (14.89%) CICS
12 7 (14.89%) Middleware
12 7 (14.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (12.77%) COBOL
13 6 (12.77%) Java
13 6 (12.77%) Perl
13 6 (12.77%) DB2
13 6 (12.77%) Assembly Language
13 6 (12.77%) Windows Server 2003

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 11 (23.40%) WebSphere
2 7 (14.89%) CICS
3 5 (10.64%) IIS
3 5 (10.64%) SAS
4 4 (8.51%) MQSeries
5 2 (4.26%) MS Exchange
5 2 (4.26%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 2 (4.26%) JBoss
5 2 (4.26%) Lotus Domino
5 2 (4.26%) Apache
5 2 (4.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (4.26%) Lync
5 2 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (4.26%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.64%) ATM
1 5 (10.64%) SAN
2 4 (8.51%) DNS
3 3 (6.38%) SSL
3 3 (6.38%) IPv4
3 3 (6.38%) DHCP
3 3 (6.38%) HTTP
3 3 (6.38%) LDAP
4 2 (4.26%) TCP/IP
4 2 (4.26%) FTP
4 2 (4.26%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (19.15%) SQL Server
2 6 (12.77%) DB2
3 4 (8.51%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (8.51%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.13%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.13%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (2.13%) TestDirector
1 1 (2.13%) JIRA
1 1 (2.13%) Fiddler
1 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 24 (51.06%) Finance
2 23 (48.94%) Banking
3 9 (19.15%) Retail
4 4 (8.51%) International Banking
5 2 (4.26%) Investment Banking
6 1 (2.13%) Law
6 1 (2.13%) Electronics
6 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.89%) Middleware
2 6 (12.77%) WebSphere MQ
3 3 (6.38%) J2EE
3 3 (6.38%) JMS
4 2 (4.26%) .NET
4 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (36.17%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (17.02%) Mainframe
3 5 (10.64%) Chip Card
3 5 (10.64%) IBM Mainframe
4 4 (8.51%) SWIFT
5 3 (6.38%) iSeries
6 2 (4.26%) Blackberry
7 1 (2.13%) Replication
7 1 (2.13%) Tandem
7 1 (2.13%) iPhone
7 1 (2.13%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 28 (59.57%) UNIX
2 18 (38.30%) Linux
3 13 (27.66%) Windows
4 8 (17.02%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (14.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (12.77%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (10.64%) Solaris
8 4 (8.51%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (36.17%) Change Management
2 13 (27.66%) Continuous Improvement
3 9 (19.15%) Mentoring
3 9 (19.15%) Coaching
4 5 (10.64%) Root Cause Analysis
4 5 (10.64%) ITIL
4 5 (10.64%) Problem Management
4 5 (10.64%) Release Management
5 4 (8.51%) Project Management
5 4 (8.51%) Service Management
5 4 (8.51%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (8.51%) Waterfall
6 3 (6.38%) Logical Data Model
6 3 (6.38%) Physical Data Model
6 3 (6.38%) Performance Analysis
6 3 (6.38%) Business Analysis
6 3 (6.38%) Web Development
6 3 (6.38%) Time Management
6 3 (6.38%) OOA/OOD
6 3 (6.38%) OO
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.77%) COBOL
1 6 (12.77%) Java
1 6 (12.77%) Perl
1 6 (12.77%) Assembly Language
1 6 (12.77%) Shell Script
1 6 (12.77%) JCL
2 5 (10.64%) REXX
2 5 (10.64%) SQL
2 5 (10.64%) PowerShell
2 5 (10.64%) Bash Shell
3 4 (8.51%) Korn
4 3 (6.38%) VBScript
5 2 (4.26%) VB
5 2 (4.26%) C#
6 1 (2.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (6.38%) MCP
1 3 (6.38%) MCSE
1 3 (6.38%) MCSA
1 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (6.38%) Degree
2 1 (2.13%) CRISC
2 1 (2.13%) CISA
2 1 (2.13%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (21.28%) QA
2 3 (6.38%) COBIT
System Software
1 8 (17.02%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (6.38%) Hyper-V
2 3 (6.38%) XenApp
2 3 (6.38%) XenDesktop
2 3 (6.38%) vSphere
3 2 (4.26%) PowerHA
3 2 (4.26%) KVM
3 2 (4.26%) RACF
3 2 (4.26%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (10.64%) CA Endevor
1 5 (10.64%) SCOM
2 4 (8.51%) Red Hat Satellite
3 3 (6.38%) SCCM
4 2 (4.26%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 2 (4.26%) Puppet
4 2 (4.26%) NetBackup
5 1 (2.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (2.13%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 26 (55.32%) Oracle
2 8 (17.02%) Red Hat
3 7 (14.89%) IBM
3 7 (14.89%) Microsoft
4 6 (12.77%) VMware
5 5 (10.64%) Sun
5 5 (10.64%) HP
6 3 (6.38%) Compaq
6 3 (6.38%) Symantec
6 3 (6.38%) Citrix
7 2 (4.26%) Lotus
7 2 (4.26%) Dell
7 2 (4.26%) EMC
8 1 (2.13%) Business Objects
8 1 (2.13%) SAP
8 1 (2.13%) Cisco
8 1 (2.13%) IronPort
8 1 (2.13%) Cognizant
8 1 (2.13%) CA