Period
to 25 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Technical Specialist was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Glasgow during the 6 months to 25 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 > Glasgow
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 136 130 146
Rank change year-on-year -6 +16 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 15 9 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 0.66% 0.42% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.44% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 5 7 9
Glasgow median annual salary £45,000 £41,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.76% - -1.80%
10th Percentile £42,200 £37,000 £35,500
90th Percentile £50,550 £44,050 £45,000
Scotland median annual salary £54,000 £41,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +31.71% -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 Glasgow. 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
Glasgow
Permanent vacancies in Glasgow with a recognized job title 2190 2056 2494
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.88% 96.48% 95.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1390 1144 1613
Glasgow median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,825 £28,050
90th Percentile £67,500 £60,000 £60,000
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Technical Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Specialist in Glasgow

Technical Specialist
Salary Trend in Glasgow

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

Salary trend for Technical Specialist in Glasgow

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

For the 6 months to 25 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 Glasgow region featuring Technical Specialist in the job title.

1 8 (53.33%) Linux
1 8 (53.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 7 (46.67%) Ansible
2 7 (46.67%) Shell Script
2 7 (46.67%) Information Security
3 6 (40.00%) IBM
3 6 (40.00%) AIX
3 6 (40.00%) Solaris
4 5 (33.33%) Unix
4 5 (33.33%) HTTPS
4 5 (33.33%) SSL
4 5 (33.33%) Banking
4 5 (33.33%) Bitbucket
4 5 (33.33%) Jenkins
5 4 (26.67%) Confluence
5 4 (26.67%) Apache Flume
5 4 (26.67%) WebSphere
5 4 (26.67%) DataPower
5 4 (26.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (26.67%) JIRA
5 4 (26.67%) Finance
5 4 (26.67%) Internet
5 4 (26.67%) IBM HTTP Server
5 4 (26.67%) HTTP
5 4 (26.67%) Java
5 4 (26.67%) J2EE
5 4 (26.67%) WebSphere Application Server
5 4 (26.67%) Microservices
6 3 (20.00%) Red Hat
6 3 (20.00%) Middleware

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Glasgow 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 (26.67%) Confluence
1 4 (26.67%) IBM HTTP Server
1 4 (26.67%) WebSphere
1 4 (26.67%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (20.00%) WebSphere Portal
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) HTTPS
1 5 (33.33%) SSL
2 4 (26.67%) HTTP
2 4 (26.67%) Internet
3 1 (6.67%) Reverse Proxy
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Bitbucket
1 5 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 4 (26.67%) JIRA
General
1 5 (33.33%) Banking
2 4 (26.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) J2EE
2 3 (20.00%) Middleware
3 1 (6.67%) SailPoint
3 1 (6.67%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) Linux
1 8 (53.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 6 (40.00%) AIX
2 6 (40.00%) Solaris
3 5 (33.33%) Unix
4 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Information Security
2 4 (26.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 4 (26.67%) Microservices
3 3 (20.00%) Process Improvement
4 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
4 2 (13.33%) Project Management
4 2 (13.33%) Risk Management
4 2 (13.33%) SDLC
4 2 (13.33%) Software Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Change Management
5 1 (6.67%) DevOps
5 1 (6.67%) Identity Access Management
5 1 (6.67%) Identity Management
5 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
5 1 (6.67%) ITIL
5 1 (6.67%) ITSM
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Management
5 1 (6.67%) Problem Management
5 1 (6.67%) Scrum
5 1 (6.67%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) Shell Script
2 4 (26.67%) Java
3 2 (13.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) ISEB
1 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
1 2 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 7 (46.67%) Ansible
2 3 (20.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) IBM
2 3 (20.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle
4 1 (6.67%) Kofax
4 1 (6.67%) Peregrine
4 1 (6.67%) Remedy
4 1 (6.67%) ServiceNow