Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Technical Specialist was £54,000 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Technical Specialist
UK > Scotland
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 201 195 141
Rank change year-on-year -6 -54 +63
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 20 18 100
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.35% 0.35% 1.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.36% 1.62%
Number of salaries quoted 10 11 48
Scotland median annual salary £54,000 £41,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +31.71% -4.65% +19.44%
10th Percentile £42,450 £37,500 £35,100
90th Percentile £62,500 £46,250 £56,750
UK median annual salary £42,500 £46,000 £46,377
% change year-on-year -7.61% -0.81% +3.06%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Scotland
Permanent vacancies in Scotland with a recognized job title 5453 4965 6164
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.29% 95.92% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 3499 3084 3969
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,238 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £63,750
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -

Technical Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings that featured Technical Specialist in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Technical Specialist 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 in Scotland.

Salary trend for Technical Specialist in Scotland

Technical Specialist
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Specialist in Scotland over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Technical Specialist 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow -4 15 £45,000 +9.76%
Edinburgh -16 5 £60,000 +34.83% 1
Technical Specialist
UK

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 8 (40.00%) Linux
1 8 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 7 (35.00%) Information Security
2 7 (35.00%) Shell Script
2 7 (35.00%) Ansible
3 6 (30.00%) IBM
3 6 (30.00%) AIX
3 6 (30.00%) Solaris
4 5 (25.00%) Unix
4 5 (25.00%) CCNP
4 5 (25.00%) HTTPS
4 5 (25.00%) SSL
4 5 (25.00%) Cisco
4 5 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (25.00%) CheckPoint
4 5 (25.00%) Finance
4 5 (25.00%) Banking
4 5 (25.00%) Blue Coat
4 5 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (25.00%) F5
4 5 (25.00%) Bitbucket
4 5 (25.00%) Jenkins
5 4 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (20.00%) DataPower
5 4 (20.00%) Confluence
5 4 (20.00%) Apache Flume
5 4 (20.00%) Microservices
5 4 (20.00%) JIRA
5 4 (20.00%) WebSphere
5 4 (20.00%) Network Security

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 4 (20.00%) Confluence
1 4 (20.00%) IBM HTTP Server
1 4 (20.00%) WebSphere
1 4 (20.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (15.00%) WebSphere Portal
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
1 5 (25.00%) HTTPS
1 5 (25.00%) SSL
2 4 (20.00%) HTTP
2 4 (20.00%) Internet
2 4 (20.00%) Network Security
3 3 (15.00%) BGP
3 3 (15.00%) LAN
3 3 (15.00%) OSPF
4 1 (5.00%) Reverse Proxy
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) Bitbucket
1 5 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 4 (20.00%) JIRA
General
1 5 (25.00%) Banking
1 5 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) J2EE
2 3 (15.00%) Middleware
3 1 (5.00%) SailPoint
3 1 (5.00%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 8 (40.00%) Linux
1 8 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 6 (30.00%) AIX
2 6 (30.00%) Solaris
3 5 (25.00%) Unix
4 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Information Security
2 4 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 4 (20.00%) ITIL
2 4 (20.00%) Microservices
3 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Management
3 3 (15.00%) ITIL V3
3 3 (15.00%) Process Improvement
3 3 (15.00%) Time Management
4 2 (10.00%) Configuration Management
4 2 (10.00%) Project Management
4 2 (10.00%) Risk Management
4 2 (10.00%) SDLC
4 2 (10.00%) Software Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Business Analysis
5 1 (5.00%) Change Management
5 1 (5.00%) Document Management
5 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.00%) Problem Management
5 1 (5.00%) Scrum
5 1 (5.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) Shell Script
2 4 (20.00%) Java
3 2 (10.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) CCNP
1 5 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (15.00%) CCIE
3 2 (10.00%) ISEB
3 2 (10.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 7 (35.00%) Ansible
2 3 (15.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) IBM
2 5 (25.00%) Blue Coat
2 5 (25.00%) CheckPoint
2 5 (25.00%) Cisco
2 5 (25.00%) F5
3 3 (15.00%) Fortinet
3 3 (15.00%) Red Hat
4 2 (10.00%) Oracle
5 1 (5.00%) Kofax
5 1 (5.00%) Peregrine
5 1 (5.00%) Remedy
5 1 (5.00%) ServiceNow