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 26 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Specialist
Rank 137 120 153
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +33
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 9 50 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.36% 1.52% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 1.60% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 6 20 14
Median salary £42,250 £43,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.74% +19.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,750 £37,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,750 £55,200 £42,000
UK excluding London median salary £39,250 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-12.77% -
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
2415 3126 3496
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 95.49% 95.33% 96.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1547 2009 2226
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £56,150 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 26 September 2016.

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 26 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Glasgow +12 5 £40,000 +0.62%
Edinburgh -22 3 £44,500 -17.59%
Stirling - 1 - -
Technical Specialist
UK

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, 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 15 (55.56%) Finance
2 14 (51.85%) Linux
3 11 (40.74%) Oracle
3 11 (40.74%) Unix
4 10 (37.04%) WebSphere
5 9 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 9 (33.33%) AIX
6 8 (29.63%) Windows
7 7 (25.93%) MS Excel
7 7 (25.93%) IBM
7 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
7 7 (25.93%) Banking
7 7 (25.93%) Oracle Database
7 7 (25.93%) QA
8 6 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (22.22%) SDLC
8 6 (22.22%) Retail
8 6 (22.22%) Middleware
9 5 (18.52%) VMware
9 5 (18.52%) WebSphere Application Server
9 5 (18.52%) SWIFT
9 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
10 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (14.81%) Windows Server
10 4 (14.81%) Java
10 4 (14.81%) Solaris
10 4 (14.81%) Shell Script
10 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (14.81%) Red Hat

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 10 (37.04%) WebSphere
2 5 (18.52%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (7.41%) Apache
3 2 (7.41%) JBoss
3 2 (7.41%) SAS
3 2 (7.41%) Tomcat
4 1 (3.70%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (3.70%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 7 (25.93%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (3.70%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) HTTP
2 2 (7.41%) Firewall
3 1 (3.70%) HTTPS
3 1 (3.70%) Internet
3 1 (3.70%) Network Security
3 1 (3.70%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.93%) Oracle Database
2 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 2 (7.41%) MongoDB
3 2 (7.41%) RDBMS
3 2 (7.41%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.70%) DB2
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (3.70%) SAS Enterprise Guide
General
1 15 (55.56%) Finance
2 7 (25.93%) Banking
3 6 (22.22%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (22.22%) Middleware
2 1 (3.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) SWIFT
2 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.41%) CMDB
4 1 (3.70%) Data Extraction
4 1 (3.70%) DataPower
4 1 (3.70%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (3.70%) Mainframe
4 1 (3.70%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 14 (51.85%) Linux
2 11 (40.74%) Unix
3 9 (33.33%) AIX
4 8 (29.63%) Windows
5 6 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (14.81%) Solaris
6 4 (14.81%) Windows Server
7 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (3.70%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 6 (22.22%) SDLC
3 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (14.81%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 3 (11.11%) Change Management
5 3 (11.11%) Coaching
5 3 (11.11%) Identity Access Management
5 3 (11.11%) Service Management
6 2 (7.41%) Application Performance Monitoring
6 2 (7.41%) Incident Management
6 2 (7.41%) ITSM
6 2 (7.41%) Mentoring
6 2 (7.41%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (7.41%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (7.41%) Problem Management
6 2 (7.41%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (3.70%) Business Continuity
7 1 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (3.70%) Information Security
7 1 (3.70%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) Java
1 4 (14.81%) Shell Script
2 2 (7.41%) Perl
2 2 (7.41%) SQL
3 1 (3.70%) JCL
3 1 (3.70%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (11.11%) MCP
3 1 (3.70%) CCIE
3 1 (3.70%) CCNP
3 1 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (25.93%) QA
2 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (11.11%) vSphere
3 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) SCCM
2 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Satellite
2 1 (3.70%) Tivoli
2 1 (3.70%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 11 (40.74%) Oracle
2 7 (25.93%) IBM
2 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
3 5 (18.52%) VMware
4 4 (14.81%) Red Hat
5 3 (11.11%) Citrix
5 3 (11.11%) Remedy
6 2 (7.41%) BMC
6 2 (7.41%) CA
6 2 (7.41%) HP
6 2 (7.41%) Sun
7 1 (3.70%) Altiris
7 1 (3.70%) Blue Coat
7 1 (3.70%) BT
7 1 (3.70%) CheckPoint
7 1 (3.70%) Cisco
7 1 (3.70%) F5
7 1 (3.70%) Intel Security
7 1 (3.70%) MicroStrategy