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

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Specialist
Rank 132 145 150
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 31 29 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.98% 0.78% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.05% 0.83% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 11 13 9
Average salary £40,000 £32,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £32,000 £31,120
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £48,500 £40,500
UK excluding London average salary £46,377 £46,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+0.27% +15.62%
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
2958 3515 3112
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 93.70% 94.74% 95.43%
Number of salaries quoted 1912 2303 2050
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
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 30 July 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 30 July 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
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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 -1 21 £47,500 +48.43% 6
Glasgow +18 5 £55,000 +30.17% 1
West Dunbartonshire - 5 £39,000 -
Technical Specialist
UK

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 43 (64.18%) Banking
2 40 (59.70%) Retail
3 39 (58.21%) Finance
4 35 (52.24%) Change Management
5 31 (46.27%) UNIX
6 26 (38.81%) IBM
7 25 (37.31%) DB2
8 23 (34.33%) Mentoring
9 22 (32.84%) Analytical Skills
9 22 (32.84%) WebSphere
9 22 (32.84%) WebSphere Application Server
10 20 (29.85%) WebSphere MQ
10 20 (29.85%) QA
10 20 (29.85%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 20 (29.85%) Coaching
10 20 (29.85%) SDLC
11 14 (20.90%) .NET
12 12 (17.91%) J2EE
12 12 (17.91%) Oracle
13 10 (14.93%) Linux
13 10 (14.93%) UML
13 10 (14.93%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
13 10 (14.93%) Corporate Banking
13 10 (14.93%) Programme Management
13 10 (14.93%) Software Engineering
14 9 (13.43%) Java
14 9 (13.43%) SSL
15 8 (11.94%) HTTPS
15 8 (11.94%) Shell Script
15 8 (11.94%) Internet

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 22 (32.84%) WebSphere Application Server
1 22 (32.84%) WebSphere
2 10 (14.93%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
3 5 (7.46%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (4.48%) IIS
5 2 (2.99%) WebSphere Portal
5 2 (2.99%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (1.49%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.49%) Apache Pig
6 1 (1.49%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.49%) CICS
6 1 (1.49%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (1.49%) Joomla!
Applications
1 1 (1.49%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.49%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.49%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (13.43%) SSL
2 8 (11.94%) HTTPS
2 8 (11.94%) Internet
3 5 (7.46%) SAN
3 5 (7.46%) LDAP
4 4 (5.97%) HTTP
5 1 (1.49%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.49%) DNS
5 1 (1.49%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (37.31%) DB2
2 8 (11.94%) SQL Server
3 5 (7.46%) DataStage
3 5 (7.46%) JasperReports
4 3 (4.48%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.49%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 1 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.49%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.49%) BODI
5 1 (1.49%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.49%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.49%) HBase
5 1 (1.49%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (2.99%) JIRA
1 2 (2.99%) Fiddler
1 2 (2.99%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.49%) Oracle APEX
General
1 43 (64.18%) Banking
2 40 (59.70%) Retail
3 39 (58.21%) Finance
4 10 (14.93%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (1.49%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (29.85%) WebSphere MQ
1 20 (29.85%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 14 (20.90%) .NET
3 12 (17.91%) J2EE
4 6 (8.96%) XML
5 5 (7.46%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
6 2 (2.99%) ASP.NET
6 2 (2.99%) Web Services
7 1 (1.49%) HTML
7 1 (1.49%) jQuery
7 1 (1.49%) CSS
7 1 (1.49%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 22 (32.84%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (10.45%) Data Centre
2 7 (10.45%) DataPower
3 5 (7.46%) LPAR
4 2 (2.99%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.99%) Replication
5 1 (1.49%) Clustering
5 1 (1.49%) Tandem
5 1 (1.49%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 31 (46.27%) UNIX
2 10 (14.93%) Linux
3 5 (7.46%) Solaris
3 5 (7.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.99%) Windows
4 2 (2.99%) AIX
5 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (52.24%) Change Management
2 23 (34.33%) Mentoring
3 20 (29.85%) Coaching
3 20 (29.85%) SDLC
4 10 (14.93%) UML
4 10 (14.93%) Programme Management
4 10 (14.93%) Software Engineering
5 7 (10.45%) Information Security
6 5 (7.46%) Incident Management
6 5 (7.46%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (7.46%) Asset Management
6 5 (7.46%) Process Management
7 4 (5.97%) Identity Management
7 4 (5.97%) Performance Analysis
8 3 (4.48%) DevOps
8 3 (4.48%) Performance Management
9 2 (2.99%) Capacity Management
9 2 (2.99%) ITIL
9 2 (2.99%) Project Management
10 1 (1.49%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (13.43%) Java
2 8 (11.94%) C#
2 8 (11.94%) Shell Script
3 6 (8.96%) SQL
4 2 (2.99%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.49%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.49%) PHP
5 1 (1.49%) VB
5 1 (1.49%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.49%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (1.49%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (29.85%) QA
2 1 (1.49%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (7.46%) Tivoli Directory Server
2 2 (2.99%) RACF
3 1 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.49%) Apache Flume
3 1 (1.49%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (7.46%) Tivoli
1 5 (7.46%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 1 (1.49%) MOM
2 1 (1.49%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (1.49%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 26 (38.81%) IBM
2 12 (17.91%) Oracle
3 5 (7.46%) Misys
3 5 (7.46%) CA
3 5 (7.46%) Hitachi
4 3 (4.48%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.99%) BMC
5 2 (2.99%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.49%) Cognizant
6 1 (1.49%) VMware
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