Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Technical Specialist was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 21 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
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 150 129 86
Rank change year-on-year -21 -43 +23
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 5 8 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.18% 0.35% 2.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.36% 2.58%
Number of salaries quoted 5 4 27
Edinburgh median annual salary £60,000 £44,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +34.83% -1.11% +40.63%
10th Percentile £57,500 £41,000 £39,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £52,375 £57,650
Scotland median annual salary £47,750 £41,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +16.46% -4.65% +19.44%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. 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
Edinburgh
Permanent vacancies in Edinburgh with a recognized job title 2611 2205 2904
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.24% 95.25% 95.46%
Number of salaries quoted 1591 1449 1858
Edinburgh median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £27,000 £28,200 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £68,850 £65,000
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Technical Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

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 19 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 21 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 Edinburgh region featuring Technical Specialist in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
1 5 (100.00%) CCNP
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 5 (100.00%) Blue Coat
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 5 (100.00%) F5
2 4 (80.00%) Network Security
3 3 (60.00%) Time Management
3 3 (60.00%) Fortinet
3 3 (60.00%) ITIL V3
3 3 (60.00%) Infrastructure Management
3 3 (60.00%) OSPF
3 3 (60.00%) BGP
3 3 (60.00%) CCIE
3 3 (60.00%) ITIL
3 3 (60.00%) LAN
4 1 (20.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) Retail Banking

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:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (80.00%) Network Security
3 3 (60.00%) BGP
3 3 (60.00%) LAN
3 3 (60.00%) OSPF
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Retail Banking
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Infrastructure Management
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL V3
1 3 (60.00%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) CCNP
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (60.00%) CCIE
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Blue Coat
1 5 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
1 5 (100.00%) F5
2 3 (60.00%) Fortinet