Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Technical Assistant was £18,625 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

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

Technical Assistant
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1195 1211 1303
Rank change year-on-year +16 +92 +20
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Assistant 3 7 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.002% 0.004% 0.002%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.002% 0.004% 0.002%
Number of salaries quoted 2 7 4
UK median annual salary £18,625 £19,000 £20,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.97% -5.00% -33.88%
10th Percentile £18,163 £17,478 £17,975
90th Percentile £19,388 £24,750 £21,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £19,000 £17,797 £18,750
% change year-on-year +6.76% -5.08% -39.27%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 170720 182020 210826
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.48% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 136880 152336 175085
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

Technical Assistant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Assistant in the UK

Technical Assistant
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Technical Assistant in the UK

Technical Assistant
Top 6 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Assistant within the UK over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +37 3 £18,625 -1.97% 1
UK excluding London +36 2 £19,000 +6.76% 1
Midlands +35 1 - -
West Midlands +17 1 - -
London +5 1 £18,250 -3.95%
South East - 1 £19,000 -

Technical Assistant Skill Set
Top 12 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, Technical Assistant 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 Technical Assistant in the job title.

1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Apple
2 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (33.33%) Document Management
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Data Entry
2 1 (33.33%) Patch Management
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Office

Technical Assistant 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:

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
General
1 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Data Entry
1 1 (33.33%) Document Management
1 1 (33.33%) Patch Management
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Apple
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft