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 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Technician
Rank 812 874 842
Rank change year-on-year
+62 -32
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Technician 60 50 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.055% 0.042% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.058% 0.045% 0.038%
Number of salaries quoted 55 44 36
Average salary £23,500 £22,000 £22,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.81% -
90% offered a salary of more than £17,500 £17,000 £16,000
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £26,750 £27,500
UK excluding London average salary £25,500 £21,750 £22,000
% change year-on-year
+17.24% -1.13%

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
104076 112022 103310
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.62% 94.69%
Number of salaries quoted 85215 91280 86022
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 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 +34 60 £23,500 +6.81% 11
London +37 19 £23,000 -7.38%
East of England +24 8 £27,500 -
North West +9 8 £17,500 -4.10% 1
North East 0 7 £27,500 +42.85% 2
Manchester +18 6 £17,500 +20.68%
Newcastle upon Tyne +1 6 £27,500 +22.22%
Yorkshire +1 6 £28,875 +44.37% 4
Tyne and Wear 0 6 £27,500 +22.22% 2
South West -8 6 £20,000 -9.09% 3
Gateshead - 6 £27,500 - 2
West Yorkshire +6 5 £30,250 +51.25% 4
Leeds +2 5 £30,250 +51.25% 4
Hertfordshire - 5 £31,000 -
Hemel Hempstead - 3 £31,000 -
Wiltshire - 3 £17,000 -
Cambridgeshire +16 2 £23,000 -
South East +1 2 £17,075 -24.11%
Devon -8 2 £20,000 -13.04% 2
West Midlands -20 2 £22,500 +2.27%
City of London - 2 £25,250 -
East Midlands - 2 £21,750 -
Salisbury - 2 - -
Oldham - 2 £30,000 -
Cambridge +14 1 £24,000 -
Somerset +13 1 £30,000 +66.66%
Croydon +8 1 £22,000 -12.00%
North Yorkshire +7 1 £27,500 +27.90%
Bracknell +5 1 £18,000 +5.88%
Staffordshire +1 1 - -

IT Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 90 (81.08%) Windows
2 55 (49.55%) Active Directory
3 50 (45.05%) MS Office
4 43 (38.74%) Microsoft
5 34 (30.63%) MS Exchange
6 28 (25.23%) MS Excel
6 28 (25.23%) VMware
7 26 (23.42%) Windows Server 2008
8 21 (18.92%) Windows Server 2012
9 20 (18.02%) Windows 7
10 19 (17.12%) SQL Server
11 17 (15.32%) DNS
11 17 (15.32%) VMware Infrastructure
12 16 (14.41%) DHCP
12 16 (14.41%) Citrix
12 16 (14.41%) Apple
13 15 (13.51%) SQL
13 15 (13.51%) SharePoint
14 14 (12.61%) Exchange Server 2010
14 14 (12.61%) ITIL
15 13 (11.71%) Microsoft Certification
16 12 (10.81%) Windows Server 2003
16 12 (10.81%) MCSE
16 12 (10.81%) Exchange Server 2007
16 12 (10.81%) Degree
17 11 (9.91%) Exchange Server 2013
18 10 (9.01%) Manufacturing
18 10 (9.01%) Client/Server
18 10 (9.01%) Windows XP
18 10 (9.01%) MySQL

IT Technician
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 34 (30.63%) MS Exchange
2 15 (13.51%) SharePoint
3 14 (12.61%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (10.81%) Exchange Server 2007
5 11 (9.91%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (5.41%) IBM Notes
7 5 (4.50%) IIS
7 5 (4.50%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (4.50%) Lync
8 3 (2.70%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (2.70%) nginx
8 3 (2.70%) Apache
9 2 (1.80%) WordPress
9 2 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (1.80%) Moodle
Applications
1 50 (45.05%) MS Office
2 28 (25.23%) MS Excel
3 4 (3.60%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (0.90%) HiPortfolio
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.11%) Office 365
2 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (15.32%) DNS
2 16 (14.41%) DHCP
3 10 (9.01%) VPN
4 9 (8.11%) LAN
5 8 (7.21%) WAN
6 7 (6.31%) Firewall
6 7 (6.31%) VoIP
7 6 (5.41%) TCP/IP
8 5 (4.50%) Wireless
8 5 (4.50%) SAN
9 4 (3.60%) FTP
9 4 (3.60%) VLAN
9 4 (3.60%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (1.80%) NAS
11 1 (0.90%) iSCSI
11 1 (0.90%) IP Telephony
11 1 (0.90%) Intranet
11 1 (0.90%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (17.12%) SQL Server
2 10 (9.01%) MySQL
3 7 (6.31%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.80%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.90%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 10 (9.01%) Manufacturing
2 3 (2.70%) Games
2 3 (2.70%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (2.70%) Back Office
2 3 (2.70%) Finance
3 2 (1.80%) Retail
4 1 (0.90%) French Language
4 1 (0.90%) Banking
4 1 (0.90%) Electronics
4 1 (0.90%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.90%) .NET
1 1 (0.90%) ASP.NET
1 1 (0.90%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.01%) Client/Server
2 6 (5.41%) iPad
2 6 (5.41%) Blackberry
3 4 (3.60%) User Experience
4 3 (2.70%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.70%) Clustering
5 2 (1.80%) VLE
5 2 (1.80%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.80%) AS400
5 2 (1.80%) Replication
5 2 (1.80%) EPoS
6 1 (0.90%) NHS
6 1 (0.90%) Statistics
6 1 (0.90%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 90 (81.08%) Windows
2 26 (23.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (18.92%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (18.02%) Windows 7
5 12 (10.81%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (9.01%) Windows XP
7 9 (8.11%) Mac OS X
7 9 (8.11%) Linux
8 8 (7.21%) Windows 8
9 6 (5.41%) Apple iOS
9 6 (5.41%) UNIX
10 5 (4.50%) Windows Vista
11 4 (3.60%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.90%) CentOS
12 1 (0.90%) Android
12 1 (0.90%) Solaris
12 1 (0.90%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (12.61%) ITIL
2 3 (2.70%) Mentoring
3 2 (1.80%) Security Management
3 2 (1.80%) Problem Management
3 2 (1.80%) Time Management
3 2 (1.80%) Data Protection
3 2 (1.80%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (1.80%) Project Management
3 2 (1.80%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (1.80%) Logistics
4 1 (0.90%) Incident Management
4 1 (0.90%) Web Development
4 1 (0.90%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (0.90%) CRM
4 1 (0.90%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (0.90%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (0.90%) Validation
4 1 (0.90%) Software License Management
4 1 (0.90%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (13.51%) SQL
2 3 (2.70%) VBScript
3 2 (1.80%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.90%) C#
4 1 (0.90%) Perl
4 1 (0.90%) PHP
4 1 (0.90%) VB
4 1 (0.90%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (11.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (10.81%) MCSE
2 12 (10.81%) Degree
3 9 (8.11%) MCP
4 6 (5.41%) MCITP
5 5 (4.50%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (4.50%) CCNA
6 4 (3.60%) MCSA
7 3 (2.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (1.80%) CCA
8 2 (1.80%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (1.80%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.90%) HNC
9 1 (0.90%) HND
9 1 (0.90%) MCTS
9 1 (0.90%) GNVQ
9 1 (0.90%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.50%) SLA
1 5 (4.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.90%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (0.90%) GMP
System Software
1 55 (49.55%) Active Directory
2 17 (15.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (9.01%) Hyper-V
4 8 (7.21%) XenApp
5 4 (3.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (2.70%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.80%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.90%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 4 (3.60%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 3 (2.70%) SCCM
3 2 (1.80%) WSUS
4 1 (0.90%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 43 (38.74%) Microsoft
2 28 (25.23%) VMware
3 16 (14.41%) Apple
3 16 (14.41%) Citrix
4 10 (9.01%) Cisco
5 7 (6.31%) Avaya
6 6 (5.41%) Lotus
7 4 (3.60%) Adobe
7 4 (3.60%) Symantec
7 4 (3.60%) Oracle
7 4 (3.60%) Veeam
8 2 (1.80%) Sophos
8 2 (1.80%) HP
8 2 (1.80%) IBM
9 1 (0.90%) Dell
9 1 (0.90%) Remedy
9 1 (0.90%) Sage
9 1 (0.90%) ION Trading
9 1 (0.90%) Polycom
9 1 (0.90%) ProCurve
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
Reed Professional Services
Salary: £0.50 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Midlands
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South West
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £16231 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
IT Connections
Salary: £25,000 to £30,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The GORSE Academies Trust
Salary: From £20,253 to £22,212 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Devon
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £15000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Devon
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £26000.00 - £34500.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
101 IT LTD
Salary: Salary to match candidate experience
Posted: 9 days ago
Burnley
Recruitment Genius
Posted: 21 days ago