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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Technician
Rank 837 836 844
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +8
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Technician 57 44 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.041% 0.050%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.053% 0.043% 0.052%
Number of salaries quoted 54 39 47
Average salary £22,000 £22,500 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.22% -15.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £16,964 £18,000 £18,000
10% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £42,000 £31,500
UK excluding London average salary £22,000 £22,000 £26,500
% change year-on-year
- -16.98%

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
108241 101899 112522
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.43% 94.25% 95.14%
Number of salaries quoted 87515 84514 96083
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,500 £70,000 £69,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 August 2014 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 August 2014. 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 -41 55 £22,000 -2.22% 13
South East -16 18 £21,750 +3.57% 2
East of England +1 11 £20,500 -36.92% 2
East Midlands - 9 £32,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 9 £32,000 -
Nottingham - 9 £32,000 -
Yorkshire -30 8 £25,250 -4.71% 3
Surrey +3 7 £28,000 -13.84%
London -22 6 £25,000 -24.24% 3
Cambridgeshire -2 5 £21,000 -35.38% 1
West Yorkshire -22 5 £26,500 - 2
Leeds -27 4 £27,250 +2.83%
Buckinghamshire - 4 £20,250 -
City of London +9 3 £27,500 -34.52% 1
Berkshire +5 3 £18,850 -27.50% 1
Camberley 0 3 £30,000 -
Cambridge -2 3 £20,000 -38.46% 1
South West -11 3 £22,000 +10.00% 1
Southampton +5 2 £22,000 +22.22%
Dorset -6 2 £22,000 +22.22%
Hampshire -12 2 £22,000 +22.22%
Hertfordshire - 2 £22,500 -
St Neots - 2 £21,000 -
Poole - 2 £22,000 -
Ringwood - 2 £22,000 -
Bournemouth - 2 £22,000 -
Dorking - 2 £21,500 -
Bury St Edmunds - 2 £16,500 -
Farnham - 2 £29,000 -
Suffolk - 2 £16,500 -

IT Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 74 (69.81%) Windows
2 50 (47.17%) Active Directory
3 49 (46.23%) Microsoft
4 36 (33.96%) MS Excel
5 33 (31.13%) Windows 7
6 31 (29.25%) MS Office
7 28 (26.42%) MS Exchange
8 18 (16.98%) Linux
8 18 (16.98%) VPN
8 18 (16.98%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (14.15%) Finance
10 13 (12.26%) VMware
11 12 (11.32%) TCP/IP
12 11 (10.38%) DNS
12 11 (10.38%) Windows XP
13 10 (9.43%) Windows 8
13 10 (9.43%) DHCP
13 10 (9.43%) Windows Server 2003
13 10 (9.43%) Telecoms
13 10 (9.43%) Degree
14 9 (8.49%) Internet
14 9 (8.49%) Disaster Recovery
14 9 (8.49%) SQL
15 8 (7.55%) VMware Infrastructure
15 8 (7.55%) LAN
16 7 (6.60%) SharePoint
16 7 (6.60%) Security Cleared
16 7 (6.60%) Exchange Server 2010
17 6 (5.66%) Windows Vista
17 6 (5.66%) Wireless

IT Technician
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 28 (26.42%) MS Exchange
2 7 (6.60%) SharePoint
2 7 (6.60%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (4.72%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (4.72%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (4.72%) GroupWise
4 3 (2.83%) IIS
5 2 (1.89%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 36 (33.96%) MS Excel
2 31 (29.25%) MS Office
3 5 (4.72%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.77%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (16.98%) VPN
2 12 (11.32%) TCP/IP
3 11 (10.38%) DNS
4 10 (9.43%) DHCP
5 9 (8.49%) Internet
6 8 (7.55%) LAN
7 6 (5.66%) WAN
7 6 (5.66%) Wireless
8 3 (2.83%) VoIP
9 2 (1.89%) SAN
9 2 (1.89%) IP Telephony
9 2 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.94%) Cisco IPT
10 1 (0.94%) IPsec
10 1 (0.94%) Intranet
10 1 (0.94%) MGCP
10 1 (0.94%) PPTP
10 1 (0.94%) H.323
10 1 (0.94%) Firewall
10 1 (0.94%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.77%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.94%) Relational Database
General
1 15 (14.15%) Finance
2 10 (9.43%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.83%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (2.83%) Retail
4 2 (1.89%) Marketing
4 2 (1.89%) Back Office
4 2 (1.89%) Legal
5 1 (0.94%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.94%) Japanese Language
5 1 (0.94%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.89%) .NET
2 1 (0.94%) XML
2 1 (0.94%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (2.83%) Mathematics
2 2 (1.89%) iPad
3 1 (0.94%) Augmented Reality
3 1 (0.94%) Client/Server
3 1 (0.94%) Blackberry
3 1 (0.94%) Management Information System
3 1 (0.94%) Handset
3 1 (0.94%) VLE
3 1 (0.94%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 74 (69.81%) Windows
2 33 (31.13%) Windows 7
3 18 (16.98%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (16.98%) Linux
4 11 (10.38%) Windows XP
5 10 (9.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (9.43%) Windows 8
6 6 (5.66%) Windows Vista
7 5 (4.72%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (2.83%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.89%) Android
10 1 (0.94%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.94%) VMS
10 1 (0.94%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.94%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.94%) CentOS
10 1 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.94%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (8.49%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (3.77%) ITIL
2 4 (3.77%) Data Analysis
2 4 (3.77%) Asset Management
3 2 (1.89%) Document Management
3 2 (1.89%) Change Management
4 1 (0.94%) Business Development
4 1 (0.94%) Time Management
4 1 (0.94%) Digital Forensics
4 1 (0.94%) Network Management
4 1 (0.94%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (0.94%) Business Transformation
4 1 (0.94%) Software Distribution
4 1 (0.94%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (0.94%) CRM
4 1 (0.94%) E-Commerce
4 1 (0.94%) ERP
4 1 (0.94%) Project Management
4 1 (0.94%) Process Management
4 1 (0.94%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 9 (8.49%) SQL
2 2 (1.89%) PHP
3 1 (0.94%) C
3 1 (0.94%) Java
3 1 (0.94%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.94%) Python
3 1 (0.94%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.94%) Ruby
3 1 (0.94%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (9.43%) Degree
2 7 (6.60%) Security Cleared
3 6 (5.66%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.83%) A+ Certification
4 3 (2.83%) MCP
5 2 (1.89%) MCSE
5 2 (1.89%) MCSA
5 2 (1.89%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.94%) CCIE
6 1 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.94%) CCVP
6 1 (0.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.94%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.66%) SLA
System Software
1 50 (47.17%) Active Directory
2 8 (7.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.89%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.94%) NFS
4 1 (0.94%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.94%) Samba
4 1 (0.94%) XenApp
4 1 (0.94%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (4.72%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.94%) WSUS
2 1 (0.94%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (0.94%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (0.94%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (0.94%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (0.94%) MAILsweeper
2 1 (0.94%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 49 (46.23%) Microsoft
2 13 (12.26%) VMware
3 5 (4.72%) Sophos
3 5 (4.72%) Novell
4 4 (3.77%) Apple
5 3 (2.83%) HP
5 3 (2.83%) Cisco
5 3 (2.83%) Symantec
6 2 (1.89%) Citrix
7 1 (0.94%) Dell
7 1 (0.94%) Sage
7 1 (0.94%) Veritas
7 1 (0.94%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.94%) McAfee
7 1 (0.94%) Altiris
7 1 (0.94%) ProCurve
7 1 (0.94%) SolarWinds
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Posted: 11 hours ago
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Salary: £18000.00 - £22000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Worcester, Worcestershire
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Salary: £28,127 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
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Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
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Salary: From £18,000 to £22,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Carmarthenshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £19000.00 - £23000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Workshop IT Ltd.
Salary: From £22,000 to £27,000 per annum Depending on Experience
Posted: 12 days ago
South West London
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Salary: From £27,000 to £37,000 per annum Competitive (DOE) plus benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Braintree, Essex
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Salary: £13.5k - 14k per year + excellent benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
West Yorkshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £13.00 - £16.00 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Cambridge
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £18000.00 - £24000.00 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Exeter
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Salary: LGA Pension
Posted: 23 days ago
Dartford
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Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago