The median annual salary for a Technical Specialist was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 26 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
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 98 87 77
Rank change year-on-year -11 -10  
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 2 8 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.16% 0.67% 2.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.70% 2.23%
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 2
Median salary £60,000 £59,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.69% +49.36%  
UK excluding London median salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.22% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. 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
Edinburgh
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1179 1137 1344
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 94.85% 95.87% 95.45%
Number of salaries quoted 729 652 841
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £44,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% +0.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,100 £60,000 £66,600
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Technical Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Specialist in Edinburgh

Technical Specialist
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Technical Specialist in Edinburgh.

Salary trend for Technical Specialist in Edinburgh

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

For the 6 months to 26 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 Edinburgh region featuring Technical Specialist in the job title.

1 4 (66.67%) Unix
1 4 (66.67%) Linux
1 4 (66.67%) MQSeries
1 4 (66.67%) Oracle
1 4 (66.67%) WebSphere MQ
1 4 (66.67%) Banking
1 4 (66.67%) Service Delivery
1 4 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
1 4 (66.67%) WebSphere
1 4 (66.67%) QA
1 4 (66.67%) SWIFT
1 4 (66.67%) SDLC
2 2 (33.33%) F5
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (33.33%) Network Security
2 2 (33.33%) Blue Coat
2 2 (33.33%) CCNP
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) CCIE
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) LAN
3 1 (16.67%) OSPF
3 1 (16.67%) BGP
3 1 (16.67%) Retail
3 1 (16.67%) Time Management
3 1 (16.67%) Fortinet
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL V3
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 (66.67%) MQSeries
1 4 (66.67%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (33.33%) Network Security
2 1 (16.67%) BGP
2 1 (16.67%) LAN
2 1 (16.67%) OSPF
General
1 4 (66.67%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Linux
1 4 (66.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) SDLC
1 4 (66.67%) Service Delivery
1 4 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL V3
2 1 (16.67%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) CCNP
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (16.67%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (66.67%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Oracle
2 2 (33.33%) Blue Coat
2 2 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco
2 2 (33.33%) F5
3 1 (16.67%) Fortinet