The table below looks at the statistics for the IT Technician role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. 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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Technician
Rank 831 860 849
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -11
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Technician 61 36 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.032% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.060% 0.034% 0.037%
Number of salaries quoted 55 33 34
Average salary £26,250 £22,000 £22,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.31% -
90% offered a salary of more than £18,000 £17,100 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £35,250 £25,800 £28,200
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £22,000 £22,000
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
101979 105886 103172
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.58% 94.80%
Number of salaries quoted 83486 85576 86253
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

IT Technician
Jobs Demand Trend

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

IT Technician Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

IT Technician
Salary Trend

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

IT Technician Salary Trend in the UK

IT Technician
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing IT Technician over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 within the UK.

IT Technician Salary Histogram in the UK

IT Technician
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IT Technician within the UK over the 3 months to 27 March 2015. 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
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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
England +35 58 £26,500 +20.45% 9
London +59 23 £29,000 +16.38% 2
East of England +17 9 £24,250 +29.62% 2
South East -9 7 £26,000 +18.18% 2
North West +11 6 £25,000 +13.63% 1
Manchester +11 4 £25,000 +23.45% 1
West Yorkshire -1 4 £19,500 -15.21% 1
Yorkshire -1 4 £19,500 +8.33% 2
City of London - 4 £30,000 -
Hertfordshire - 4 £31,750 -
Leeds +9 3 £19,500 -9.30% 1
Surrey +6 3 £31,500 +43.18%
Tyne and Wear - 3 £27,500 -
North East - 3 £27,500 -
Gateshead - 3 £27,500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £27,500 -
Cambridgeshire +14 2 £26,000 -
South West -26 2 £17,500 -20.45%
West Midlands -27 2 £22,500 +2.27%
Wales - 2 £18,000 - 1
Suffolk - 2 £18,000 -
East Midlands - 2 £21,750 -
Kent - 2 £25,000 - 1
Coulsdon - 2 £24,000 -
Scotland +16 1 - -
Glasgow +14 1 - -
Cambridge +12 1 £26,000 -
Croydon +10 1 £22,000 -12.00%
Berkshire +1 1 £18,000 -19.10%
Hampshire 0 1 £24,000 +100.00%

IT Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 75 (75.00%) Windows
2 44 (44.00%) Microsoft
2 44 (44.00%) Active Directory
3 41 (41.00%) MS Office
4 28 (28.00%) MS Excel
5 27 (27.00%) MS Exchange
5 27 (27.00%) VMware
6 21 (21.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (16.00%) Citrix
8 15 (15.00%) SQL
8 15 (15.00%) Windows 7
9 13 (13.00%) ITIL
10 12 (12.00%) SQL Server
10 12 (12.00%) MCSE
10 12 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 12 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2007
10 12 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 12 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2010
10 12 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
11 11 (11.00%) Cisco
11 11 (11.00%) Windows XP
12 10 (10.00%) SharePoint
12 10 (10.00%) Apple
12 10 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
12 10 (10.00%) DNS
13 9 (9.00%) DHCP
13 9 (9.00%) Exchange Server 2013
13 9 (9.00%) Office 365
14 8 (8.00%) Mac OS X
14 8 (8.00%) LAN

IT Technician
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 27 (27.00%) MS Exchange
2 12 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 12 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (10.00%) SharePoint
4 9 (9.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (5.00%) IIS
6 3 (3.00%) Apache
6 3 (3.00%) nginx
6 3 (3.00%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (3.00%) Lync
7 2 (2.00%) Moodle
7 2 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.00%) WordPress
8 1 (1.00%) IBM Notes
8 1 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 41 (41.00%) MS Office
2 28 (28.00%) MS Excel
3 4 (4.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (1.00%) HiPortfolio
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.00%) Office 365
2 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.00%) DNS
2 9 (9.00%) DHCP
3 8 (8.00%) LAN
3 8 (8.00%) WAN
4 7 (7.00%) VoIP
5 6 (6.00%) Firewall
5 6 (6.00%) SAN
6 4 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (4.00%) Wireless
6 4 (4.00%) TCP/IP
6 4 (4.00%) VPN
7 3 (3.00%) VLAN
8 1 (1.00%) iSCSI
8 1 (1.00%) NAS
8 1 (1.00%) Internet
8 1 (1.00%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.00%) MySQL
3 5 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.00%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 8 (8.00%) Manufacturing
2 5 (5.00%) Finance
3 3 (3.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (3.00%) Back Office
3 3 (3.00%) Games
4 2 (2.00%) Banking
4 2 (2.00%) Retail
5 1 (1.00%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.00%) .NET
1 1 (1.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (1.00%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.00%) Client/Server
1 4 (4.00%) Video Conferencing
1 4 (4.00%) iPad
1 4 (4.00%) User Experience
2 3 (3.00%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.00%) VLE
3 2 (2.00%) EPoS
4 1 (1.00%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.00%) Replication
4 1 (1.00%) Clustering
4 1 (1.00%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 75 (75.00%) Windows
2 21 (21.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (15.00%) Windows 7
4 12 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (11.00%) Windows XP
6 10 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (8.00%) Mac OS X
8 7 (7.00%) Linux
9 6 (6.00%) Windows Vista
10 5 (5.00%) Windows 8
11 4 (4.00%) Apple iOS
11 4 (4.00%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (3.00%) UNIX
13 1 (1.00%) Solaris
13 1 (1.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (13.00%) ITIL
2 2 (2.00%) Project Management
2 2 (2.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (2.00%) Security Management
2 2 (2.00%) Time Management
2 2 (2.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (2.00%) Software License Management
3 1 (1.00%) People Management
3 1 (1.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (1.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (1.00%) Validation
3 1 (1.00%) Asset Management
3 1 (1.00%) Logistics
3 1 (1.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (1.00%) Web Development
3 1 (1.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (1.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (1.00%) CRM
3 1 (1.00%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 15 (15.00%) SQL
2 2 (2.00%) VBScript
2 2 (2.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.00%) C
3 1 (1.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 12 (12.00%) MCSE
1 12 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (7.00%) MCP
3 5 (5.00%) MCSA
3 5 (5.00%) Degree
4 4 (4.00%) CCNA
4 4 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (4.00%) MCITP
5 3 (3.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (2.00%) HND
6 2 (2.00%) CCA
6 2 (2.00%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.00%) HNC
7 1 (1.00%) MCDST
7 1 (1.00%) MCTS
7 1 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.00%) CCENT
7 1 (1.00%) GNVQ
7 1 (1.00%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.00%) SLA
2 4 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (1.00%) GMP
System Software
1 44 (44.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (7.00%) Hyper-V
4 6 (6.00%) XenApp
5 3 (3.00%) XenDesktop
6 2 (2.00%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.00%) vSphere
7 1 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (2.00%) Backup Exec
1 2 (2.00%) SCCM
2 1 (1.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 44 (44.00%) Microsoft
2 27 (27.00%) VMware
3 16 (16.00%) Citrix
4 11 (11.00%) Cisco
5 10 (10.00%) Apple
6 6 (6.00%) Avaya
7 4 (4.00%) Adobe
8 3 (3.00%) Veeam
9 2 (2.00%) Polycom
9 2 (2.00%) Remedy
9 2 (2.00%) HP
9 2 (2.00%) Oracle
10 1 (1.00%) Progress
10 1 (1.00%) Lotus
10 1 (1.00%) Dell
10 1 (1.00%) Sophos
10 1 (1.00%) JD Edwards
North Yorkshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Quantica Technology - London
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Premier IT
Salary: £16000 - £18000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 4 days ago
Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire
Buckinghamshire Building Society
Salary: Competitive salary
Posted: 11 days ago
Dartford
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £15000 - £18000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
Leeds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £18000.00 - £21000.00 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago
South West London
Co-operative Systems
Salary: From £27,000 to £37,000 per annum Competitive (DOE) plus benefits
Posted: 27 days ago