The median annual salary for a Technical Specialist was £44,000 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 137 151 126
Rank change year-on-year +14 -25  
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 14 19 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.52% 0.66% 1.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.69% 1.32%
Number of salaries quoted 12 12 11
Median salary £44,000 £42,250 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.14% -1.74%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,625 £37,500 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,100 £59,650 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £44,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -1.11% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Scotland
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2547 2773 2964
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 93.99% 96.55% 95.18%
Number of salaries quoted 6339 5534 7080
Median salary £43,500 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.13% +3.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,750 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,500 £64,750
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 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
Glasgow +7 10 £44,000 +6.02%
Edinburgh -14 2 £60,000 +1.69%
Technical Specialist
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 15 (55.56%) Banking
2 13 (48.15%) Linux
3 11 (40.74%) WebSphere
4 9 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (33.33%) Unix
5 8 (29.63%) AIX
5 8 (29.63%) Solaris
5 8 (29.63%) Shell Script
5 8 (29.63%) Service Delivery
6 7 (25.93%) Middleware
6 7 (25.93%) WebSphere Application Server
6 7 (25.93%) Cisco
7 6 (22.22%) IBM
8 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
8 5 (18.52%) Java
8 5 (18.52%) Oracle
8 5 (18.52%) Finance
8 5 (18.52%) CheckPoint
8 5 (18.52%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (14.81%) QA
9 4 (14.81%) SWIFT
9 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (14.81%) SDLC
9 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (14.81%) WebSphere MQ
9 4 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (14.81%) IBM HTTP Server
9 4 (14.81%) ITIL
9 4 (14.81%) MQSeries
10 3 (11.11%) Ethernet

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 11 (40.74%) WebSphere
2 7 (25.93%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (14.81%) IBM HTTP Server
3 4 (14.81%) MQSeries
4 2 (7.41%) WebSphere Portal
5 1 (3.70%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (18.52%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (11.11%) Ethernet
2 3 (11.11%) Firewall
2 3 (11.11%) LAN
2 3 (11.11%) Network Security
3 2 (7.41%) HTTP
3 2 (7.41%) HTTPS
3 2 (7.41%) Internet
3 2 (7.41%) ISDN
3 2 (7.41%) PBX
3 2 (7.41%) SSL
3 2 (7.41%) Unified Communications
3 2 (7.41%) VoIP
4 1 (3.70%) BGP
4 1 (3.70%) DHCP
4 1 (3.70%) DNS
4 1 (3.70%) FTP
4 1 (3.70%) IPv4
4 1 (3.70%) OSPF
4 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database 12c
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle9i Database
1 1 (3.70%) RDBMS
1 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Bitbucket
1 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
General
1 15 (55.56%) Banking
2 5 (18.52%) Finance
3 2 (7.41%) Billing
4 1 (3.70%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.93%) Middleware
2 4 (14.81%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (7.41%) J2EE
4 1 (3.70%) .NET
4 1 (3.70%) HTML
4 1 (3.70%) HTML5
4 1 (3.70%) ISPF
4 1 (3.70%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (14.81%) SWIFT
2 2 (7.41%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.41%) DataPower
3 1 (3.70%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.70%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.70%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 13 (48.15%) Linux
2 9 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 9 (33.33%) Unix
3 8 (29.63%) AIX
3 8 (29.63%) Solaris
4 3 (11.11%) Windows Server
5 2 (7.41%) Windows
5 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (29.63%) Service Delivery
2 4 (14.81%) ITIL
2 4 (14.81%) SDLC
2 4 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (11.11%) Identity Access Management
3 3 (11.11%) Information Security
3 3 (11.11%) ITIL V3
4 2 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (7.41%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 1 (3.70%) Content Management
5 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Content Management
5 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.70%) Project Management
5 1 (3.70%) Risk Management
5 1 (3.70%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (29.63%) Shell Script
2 5 (18.52%) Java
3 1 (3.70%) Assembly Language
3 1 (3.70%) Bash Shell
3 1 (3.70%) C#
3 1 (3.70%) COBOL
3 1 (3.70%) JCL
3 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.70%) REXX
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (7.41%) CCNP
2 2 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (7.41%) MCP
2 2 (7.41%) MCSE
3 1 (3.70%) CCIE
3 1 (3.70%) Degree
3 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) QA
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (7.41%) vSphere
2 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.70%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 1 (3.70%) RACF
2 1 (3.70%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) Ansible
1 2 (7.41%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (3.70%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (3.70%) Puppet
2 1 (3.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) Cisco
2 6 (22.22%) IBM
3 5 (18.52%) CheckPoint
3 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
3 5 (18.52%) Oracle
4 3 (11.11%) Avaya
4 3 (11.11%) Fortinet
4 3 (11.11%) SolarWinds
5 2 (7.41%) Blue Coat
5 2 (7.41%) F5
5 2 (7.41%) McAfee
5 2 (7.41%) NEC
5 2 (7.41%) VMware
6 1 (3.70%) CA
6 1 (3.70%) Red Hat