What does a Technology Specialist do?

Technology specialists provide support services for technological systems, programs, and networks. They oversee the implementation, configuration, updating, and maintenance of IT systems and components. In some organizations, they may also perform sales duties, promoting certain technology products or services. They often serve as an internal subject matter expert providing knowledge and advice related to specific technological products or issues. They may be responsible for developing and administering training programs, and for creating help guides and other tech-related materials.

Technology specialists typically have a bachelor’s degree in a computer science discipline, and a background in tech support or hardware repair. They should have hands-on experience installing and maintaining a range of computer systems and programs. These roles require good communication skills, and the ability to explain technical information in an easy-to-understand way.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.7 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.7 ★
Avg. Experience8+ years

Technology Specialist Salaries

Average Base Pay

£52,512 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: £53K
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Technology Specialist Career Path

Learn how to become a Technology Specialist, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

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Technology Specialist Insights

Read what Technology Specialist professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Technology Consultant
20 Jul 2021

“great for variety of experience and "surveying different roles" but skill development is better in industry”

Technology Lead
22 Sep 2020

“If looking for some career and good learning then this is not a place to work”

Align TechnologyAlign Technology
Technology Consultant
2 Aug 2021

“The salary was not as high as I hoped it was and I was stressed.”

Oshkosh CorporationOshkosh Corporation
Digital Technology
5 Oct 2020

“People first culture provides great work life balance and helps you succeed in your role.”

Huntsman CorpHuntsman Corp
Research and Technology
30 Dec 2021

“It’s my great pleasure to work for Huntsman and I would like to share my personal experience with you.”

Berlin Technology Specialist
15 Mar 2021

“Everyone wants each other to do well and the career growth opportunities are second to none.”

21 Feb 2021

“Apart from self sense of ownership which can be quite addictive but don’t see any cons as such”

Cyber Technology Specialist
8 Oct 2021

“You're put in front of a lot of large enterprise companies early in your career which is a good opportunity”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a technology specialist

When working as a technology specialist, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Coding, Written Communication, Security Clearance, Active Directory and Writing.

The most similar professions to technology specialist are:
  • Technology Architect
  • Software Engineer
  • Software Developer
  • Java Developer

The most common qualifications to become a technology specialist is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.