The table below looks at the statistics for the IT Technician role in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited IT Technician in their job title over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Technician
Rank 213 226 252
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +26
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Technician 21 23 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.37% 0.35% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.36% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 19 22 14
Average salary £24,000 £24,690 £20,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.79% +23.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,400 £17,500 £17,500
10% offered a salary of more than £28,100 £25,900 £33,000
UK excluding London average salary £23,000 £23,104 £22,000
% change year-on-year
-0.44% +5.01%
IT Technician
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5511 6304 6830
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 97.11% 96.72% 97.02%
Number of salaries quoted 4665 5026 5506
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,123
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,750 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

IT Technician
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing IT Technician in the job title across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

IT Technician Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

IT Technician
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing IT Technician across the North West region.

IT Technician Salary Trend in the North West

IT Technician
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing IT Technician across the North West region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

IT Technician Salary Histogram in the North West

IT Technician
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IT Technician within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +10 10 £22,750 +30.00% 6
Cheshire +30 7 £24,000 +1.05% 1
Merseyside - 2 £18,250 - 1
Cumbria +3 1 £26,000 +5.30%
Lancashire +1 1 - -
IT Technician
England

IT Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the North West region that cited IT Technician in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with IT Technician in their job title.

1 46 (93.88%) Windows
2 36 (73.47%) Active Directory
3 28 (57.14%) Microsoft
4 23 (46.94%) MS Exchange
5 22 (44.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 20 (40.82%) SLA
7 20 (40.82%) MS Office
8 19 (38.78%) LAN
9 18 (36.73%) WAN
9 18 (36.73%) Windows 7
10 16 (32.65%) VMware
11 15 (30.61%) TCP/IP
12 14 (28.57%) Windows Server
13 13 (26.53%) VPN
13 13 (26.53%) ITIL
14 12 (24.49%) MCP
14 12 (24.49%) VMware Infrastructure
15 11 (22.45%) Analytical Skills
15 11 (22.45%) DNS
16 10 (20.41%) DHCP
16 10 (20.41%) SQL Server
16 10 (20.41%) Wi-Fi
17 9 (18.37%) Citrix
17 9 (18.37%) Intel Security
17 9 (18.37%) Driving Licence
18 8 (16.33%) Office 365
18 8 (16.33%) Degree
18 8 (16.33%) SharePoint
19 7 (14.29%) FTP

IT Technician
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the North West region that cited IT Technician in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with IT Technician in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 23 (46.94%) MS Exchange
2 8 (16.33%) SharePoint
3 7 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (14.29%) SharePoint 2013
4 6 (12.24%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.04%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 20 (40.82%) MS Office
2 6 (12.24%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.04%) AutoCAD
3 1 (2.04%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 8 (16.33%) Office 365
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (38.78%) LAN
2 18 (36.73%) WAN
3 15 (30.61%) TCP/IP
4 13 (26.53%) VPN
5 11 (22.45%) DNS
6 10 (20.41%) DHCP
6 10 (20.41%) Wi-Fi
7 7 (14.29%) FTP
8 5 (10.20%) Firewall
9 4 (8.16%) Remote Desktop
10 3 (6.12%) VoIP
11 2 (4.08%) SAN
11 2 (4.08%) Wireless
12 1 (2.04%) Internet
12 1 (2.04%) IP Telephony
12 1 (2.04%) NAS
12 1 (2.04%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (20.41%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Ant
General
1 3 (6.12%) Law
1 3 (6.12%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.08%) Finance
3 1 (2.04%) Back Office
3 1 (2.04%) Legal
3 1 (2.04%) Retail
3 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.08%) HTML
2 1 (2.04%) COM
2 1 (2.04%) HTML5
2 1 (2.04%) jQuery
2 1 (2.04%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.45%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (18.37%) Driving Licence
3 7 (14.29%) Client/Server
4 3 (6.12%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.04%) CCTV
5 1 (2.04%) HP StoreVirtual
5 1 (2.04%) iPad
5 1 (2.04%) Replication
5 1 (2.04%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 46 (93.88%) Windows
2 22 (44.90%) Windows Server 2012
3 21 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (36.73%) Windows 7
5 14 (28.57%) Windows Server
6 7 (14.29%) Windows 10
6 7 (14.29%) Windows XP
7 3 (6.12%) Android
7 3 (6.12%) Linux
8 2 (4.08%) Apple iOS
8 2 (4.08%) Windows 8
8 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (2.04%) CentOS
9 1 (2.04%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (26.53%) ITIL
2 4 (8.16%) Email Filtering
2 4 (8.16%) Kalman Filter
2 4 (8.16%) Web Filtering
3 3 (6.12%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (4.08%) Case Management
4 2 (4.08%) Mentoring
4 2 (4.08%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (4.08%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.04%) Android Development
5 1 (2.04%) CRM
5 1 (2.04%) E-Commerce
5 1 (2.04%) ERP
5 1 (2.04%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.04%) Line Management
5 1 (2.04%) Mobile Development
5 1 (2.04%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (2.04%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.24%) SQL
2 3 (6.12%) C#
3 2 (4.08%) C
4 1 (2.04%) Apex Code
4 1 (2.04%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.04%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (24.49%) MCP
2 8 (16.33%) Degree
3 1 (2.04%) CCNA
3 1 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.04%) MCSE
3 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (40.82%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (73.47%) Active Directory
2 12 (24.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (10.20%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.08%) Terminal Services
5 1 (2.04%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (12.24%) SCCM
Vendors
1 28 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 16 (32.65%) VMware
3 9 (18.37%) Citrix
3 9 (18.37%) Intel Security
4 7 (14.29%) Dell
4 7 (14.29%) SYSPRO
5 6 (12.24%) Cisco
6 3 (6.12%) Avaya
6 3 (6.12%) HP
6 3 (6.12%) Sophos
7 2 (4.08%) Veeam
8 1 (2.04%) Apple
8 1 (2.04%) LANDesk
8 1 (2.04%) Meraki
8 1 (2.04%) Ruckus Wireless
8 1 (2.04%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (2.04%) SAP
8 1 (2.04%) Sun
8 1 (2.04%) Symantec
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