Period
to 16 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Technical Specialist was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 16 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 150 140 123
Rank change year-on-year -10 -17 -16
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 6 4 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.22% 0.16% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.17% 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1 4 7
Edinburgh median annual salary £32,500 £56,250 £59,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -42.22% -4.66% +41.32%
10th Percentile £31,250 £48,750 £54,200
90th Percentile £33,750 £62,500 £62,400
Scotland median annual salary £44,000 £44,000 £43,750
% change year-on-year - +0.57% -2.78%

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 2,562 2,345 2,446
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.10% 95.48% 94.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1,648 1,471 1,519
Edinburgh median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +3.45%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year +4.65% -1.15% +2.35%

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 July 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 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 3 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
2 3 (50.00%) Banking
3 2 (33.33%) Unix
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) WebSphere
3 2 (33.33%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (16.67%) Sage CRM
4 1 (16.67%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (16.67%) Customer-Centric Approach
4 1 (16.67%) IT Strategy
4 1 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (16.67%) Customer-Centricity
4 1 (16.67%) Degree
4 1 (16.67%) NetSuite
4 1 (16.67%) JIRA
4 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
4 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (16.67%) CA Wily
4 1 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
4 1 (16.67%) Jython
4 1 (16.67%) AIX
4 1 (16.67%) Linux
4 1 (16.67%) Apache
4 1 (16.67%) Tomcat

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 2 (33.33%) WebSphere
2 1 (16.67%) Apache
2 1 (16.67%) IIS
2 1 (16.67%) Tomcat
2 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (16.67%) NetSuite
1 1 (16.67%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) HTTP
1 1 (16.67%) Internet
1 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Introscope
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 3 (50.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
1 1 (16.67%) Mainframe
1 1 (16.67%) Mobile Banking
1 1 (16.67%) Online Banking
1 1 (16.67%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Unix
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) AIX
2 1 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (33.33%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Artificial Intelligence
3 1 (16.67%) CRM
3 1 (16.67%) Customer-Centric Approach
3 1 (16.67%) Customer-Centricity
3 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (16.67%) Document Management
3 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
3 1 (16.67%) IT Strategy
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Jython
1 1 (16.67%) Python
1 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
1 1 (16.67%) VB
1 1 (16.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
1 1 (16.67%) PMI Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) CA Wily
1 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) CA
1 1 (16.67%) IBM
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle
1 1 (16.67%) Red Hat
1 1 (16.67%) Sage