The median annual salary for a GIS Technician was £25,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

GIS Technician
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 876 - 974
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs requiring a GIS Technician 7 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.008% - 0.001%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.008% - 0.001%
Number of salaries quoted 6 0 0
Median salary £25,000 - -
UK excluding London median salary £25,000 - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 84418 95048 107138
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.97% 96.53% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 69006 80088 88313
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

GIS Technician
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured GIS Technician in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for GIS Technician in the UK

GIS Technician
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing GIS Technician.

Salary trend for GIS Technician in the UK

GIS Technician
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing GIS Technician over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Salary histogram for GIS Technician in the UK

GIS Technician
Top 9 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GIS Technician within the UK over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England - 7 £25,000 -
South East - 6 £25,000 -
East Sussex - 5 £25,000 -
Brighton - 5 £25,000 -
East of England - 1 - -
Essex - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 £24,000 -
Reading - 1 £24,000 -
Chelmsford - 1 - -

GIS Technician Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, GIS Technician 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 featuring GIS Technician in the job title.

1 16 (100.00%) GIS
2 14 (87.50%) SQL
3 11 (68.75%) ArcGIS
4 10 (62.50%) QA
4 10 (62.50%) Geospatial Data
5 9 (56.25%) Data Acquisition
5 9 (56.25%) Open Source
5 9 (56.25%) Data Management
5 9 (56.25%) Mentoring
5 9 (56.25%) Coaching
5 9 (56.25%) Python
5 9 (56.25%) Mapinfo
6 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (37.50%) Asset Management
7 5 (31.25%) PRINCE2
7 5 (31.25%) Project Management
7 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Excel
7 5 (31.25%) Customer Requirements
8 2 (12.50%) QGIS
8 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
8 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
8 2 (12.50%) ESRI
8 2 (12.50%) Spatial Data
9 1 (6.25%) Data Deduplication
9 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
9 1 (6.25%) Workflow
9 1 (6.25%) Publishing
9 1 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (6.25%) Internet
9 1 (6.25%) GeoServer

GIS Technician Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 11 (68.75%) ArcGIS
2 1 (6.25%) GeoServer
Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (100.00%) GIS
2 10 (62.50%) Geospatial Data
3 2 (12.50%) QGIS
3 2 (12.50%) Spatial Data
4 1 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (6.25%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Coaching
1 9 (56.25%) Data Acquisition
1 9 (56.25%) Data Management
1 9 (56.25%) Mentoring
1 9 (56.25%) Open Source
2 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (37.50%) Asset Management
3 5 (31.25%) Customer Requirements
3 5 (31.25%) PRINCE2
3 5 (31.25%) Project Management
4 1 (6.25%) Business Analysis
4 1 (6.25%) Data Deduplication
4 1 (6.25%) Line Management
4 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (6.25%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 14 (87.50%) SQL
2 9 (56.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (62.50%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) Mapinfo
2 2 (12.50%) ESRI
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft