Period
to 16 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Technical Specialist was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 140 145 127
Rank change year-on-year +5 -18 -41
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 9 4 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.36% 0.15% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.16% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 2 4 5
Edinburgh median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% +34.83% -0.56%
10th Percentile £47,500 £57,500 £40,650
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £51,500
Scotland median annual salary £48,500 £51,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year -5.83% +24.10% -3.49%

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 2,360 2,526 2,189
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.14% 96.45% 96.14%
Number of salaries quoted 1,460 1,570 1,464
Edinburgh median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +3.45%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £65,000 £69,625
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

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 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 16 December 2018, Technical Specialist job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Edinburgh region featuring Technical Specialist in the job title.

1 6 (66.67%) Finance
2 5 (55.56%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (44.44%) Banking
3 4 (44.44%) Windows
4 3 (33.33%) Technical Analysis
5 2 (22.22%) vMotion
5 2 (22.22%) Proactive Management
5 2 (22.22%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (22.22%) vCenter Server
5 2 (22.22%) VMware NSX
5 2 (22.22%) Document Management
5 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (22.22%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (22.22%) Linux
5 2 (22.22%) NFS
5 2 (22.22%) HP
5 2 (22.22%) Dell
5 2 (22.22%) SAN
5 2 (22.22%) VBScript
5 2 (22.22%) VB
5 2 (22.22%) Oracle
5 2 (22.22%) Service Management
5 2 (22.22%) VMware
5 2 (22.22%) Red Hat
5 2 (22.22%) Firmware
5 2 (22.22%) IBM

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 1 (11.11%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) Fibre Channel
1 2 (22.22%) SAN
2 1 (11.11%) Internet
2 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (66.67%) Finance
2 4 (44.44%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
1 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
1 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
1 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms
1 1 (11.11%) ISPF
1 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (22.22%) Mainframe
3 1 (11.11%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (11.11%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (11.11%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) Linux
2 2 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (22.22%) Unix
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Problem-Solving
2 3 (33.33%) Technical Analysis
3 2 (22.22%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (22.22%) Document Management
3 2 (22.22%) Proactive Management
3 2 (22.22%) Service Management
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (11.11%) Artificial Intelligence
4 1 (11.11%) Change Management
4 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
4 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (11.11%) Customer-Centricity
4 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
4 1 (11.11%) OO
4 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
4 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
4 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
4 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) VB
1 2 (22.22%) VBScript
2 1 (11.11%) Assembly Language
2 1 (11.11%) C#
2 1 (11.11%) COBOL
2 1 (11.11%) JCL
2 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
2 1 (11.11%) REXX
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Firmware
1 2 (22.22%) NFS
1 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (22.22%) VMware NSX
2 1 (11.11%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) vCenter Server
1 2 (22.22%) vMotion
2 1 (11.11%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Dell
1 2 (22.22%) HP
1 2 (22.22%) IBM
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle
1 2 (22.22%) Red Hat
1 2 (22.22%) VMware
2 1 (11.11%) CA
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft