The median annual salary for a Technical Specialist was £34,716 in advertised job vacancies in West Lothian during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Technical Specialist
Scotland / West Lothian
Rank 21 - 19
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 3 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Lothian 4.23% - 1.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.29% - 1.69%
Number of salaries quoted 3 0 0
Median salary £34,716 - -
UK excluding London median salary £44,031 £47,152 £50,000
% change year-on-year -6.61% -5.69%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in West Lothian. 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
West Lothian
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 70 55 59
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in West Lothian 98.59% 100.00% 100.00%
Number of salaries quoted 60 27 26
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,850 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £40,300 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Technical Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in West Lothian

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Lothian that featured Technical Specialist in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Technical Specialist in West Lothian

Technical Specialist
Salary Trend in West Lothian

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

Salary trend for Technical Specialist in West Lothian

Technical Specialist
Job Locations in West Lothian

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Specialist within the West Lothian region over the 3 months to 26 March 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
Livingston - 2 £34,608 -
Technical Specialist
Scotland

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top 17 Related IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 West Lothian region featuring Technical Specialist in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) Avaya
1 3 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (100.00%) SolarWinds
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL V3
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) Service Delivery
2 2 (66.67%) Fortinet
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) Network Security
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in West Lothian 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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
3 1 (33.33%) Network Security
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL V3
2 2 (66.67%) Service Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
1 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Avaya
1 3 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) SolarWinds
2 2 (66.67%) Fortinet