The median annual salary for a Technical Specialist was £44,000 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Technical Specialist
UK / Scotland
Rank 126 151 137
Rank change year-on-year +25 -14  
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 12 12 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.52% 0.41% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.43% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 12 7 9
Median salary £44,000 £55,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% +22.22%  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,522 £29,000 £39,200
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £61,200 £53,000
UK excluding London median salary £44,031 £47,152 £50,000
% change year-on-year -6.61% -5.69%  

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 2227 2780 2960
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 95.99% 94.82% 95.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1380 1808 1834
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £59,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Technical Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland that featured Technical Specialist in the job title.

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 25 March 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 25 March 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 +24 4 £44,000 +53.04% 1
Edinburgh -6 4 £52,500 -6.25% 1
West Lothian - 3 £34,716 -
Technical Specialist
UK

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 11 (52.38%) WebSphere
2 10 (47.62%) Unix
2 10 (47.62%) Linux
3 9 (42.86%) Oracle
3 9 (42.86%) Banking
4 8 (38.10%) Finance
4 8 (38.10%) WebSphere MQ
4 8 (38.10%) MQSeries
4 8 (38.10%) QA
4 8 (38.10%) SWIFT
4 8 (38.10%) SDLC
5 7 (33.33%) Service Delivery
6 5 (23.81%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (19.05%) Change Management
7 4 (19.05%) Firewall
8 3 (14.29%) Retail
8 3 (14.29%) VSAM
8 3 (14.29%) CheckPoint
8 3 (14.29%) JCL
8 3 (14.29%) Mainframe
8 3 (14.29%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (14.29%) ITIL
8 3 (14.29%) COBOL
8 3 (14.29%) Ethernet
8 3 (14.29%) Cisco
8 3 (14.29%) Avaya
8 3 (14.29%) CICS
8 3 (14.29%) IT Strategy
8 3 (14.29%) Job Entry Subsystem
8 3 (14.29%) Kalman Filter

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 11 (52.38%) WebSphere
2 8 (38.10%) MQSeries
3 3 (14.29%) CICS
3 3 (14.29%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (4.76%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (4.76%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) Firewall
2 3 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (14.29%) Ethernet
2 3 (14.29%) Network Security
3 2 (9.52%) FTP
3 2 (9.52%) LAN
3 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.76%) HTTP
4 1 (4.76%) HTTPS
4 1 (4.76%) Internet
4 1 (4.76%) SSL
4 1 (4.76%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database 12c
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle9i Database
1 1 (4.76%) RDBMS
1 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
General
1 9 (42.86%) Banking
2 8 (38.10%) Finance
3 3 (14.29%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (38.10%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (9.52%) ISPF
2 2 (9.52%) Middleware
3 1 (4.76%) .NET
3 1 (4.76%) HTML
3 1 (4.76%) HTML5
3 1 (4.76%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 8 (38.10%) SWIFT
2 3 (14.29%) Mainframe
2 3 (14.29%) VSAM
3 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.76%) CMDB
3 1 (4.76%) DataPower
3 1 (4.76%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 10 (47.62%) Linux
1 10 (47.62%) Unix
2 2 (9.52%) AIX
2 2 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (9.52%) Solaris
2 2 (9.52%) zOS
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) SDLC
2 7 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 5 (23.81%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (19.05%) Change Management
5 3 (14.29%) Coaching
5 3 (14.29%) IT Strategy
5 3 (14.29%) ITIL
5 3 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (14.29%) Mentoring
6 2 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (9.52%) Identity Access Management
6 2 (9.52%) ITIL V3
7 1 (4.76%) Content Management
7 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Content Management
7 1 (4.76%) Incident Management
7 1 (4.76%) Information Security
7 1 (4.76%) ITSM
7 1 (4.76%) Problem Management
7 1 (4.76%) Risk Management
7 1 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) COBOL
1 3 (14.29%) JCL
2 2 (9.52%) Assembly Language
2 2 (9.52%) Java
2 2 (9.52%) PowerShell
2 2 (9.52%) REXX
2 2 (9.52%) Shell Script
3 1 (4.76%) C#
3 1 (4.76%) PL/SQL
3 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) Degree
1 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (38.10%) QA
System Software
1 3 (14.29%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 2 (9.52%) RACF
2 2 (9.52%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (4.76%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 9 (42.86%) Oracle
2 3 (14.29%) Avaya
2 3 (14.29%) CheckPoint
2 3 (14.29%) Cisco
2 3 (14.29%) SolarWinds
3 2 (9.52%) CA
3 2 (9.52%) Fortinet
4 1 (4.76%) Blue Coat
4 1 (4.76%) BMC
4 1 (4.76%) IBM
4 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.76%) Remedy
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £42000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits package, bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 2 days ago
Scotland
Royal Bank Of Scotland
Salary: NA
Posted: 7 days ago