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 28 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Technician
Rank 813 884 839
Rank change year-on-year
+71 -45
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Technician 84 47 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.077% 0.040% 0.040%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.081% 0.042% 0.043%
Number of salaries quoted 78 44 38
Average salary £22,500 £22,000 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £17,000 £18,000
10% offered a salary of more than £29,675 £29,750 £32,650
UK excluding London average salary £23,750 £22,000 £22,500
% change year-on-year
+7.95% -2.22%

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
103565 111265 102717
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.34% 94.52% 94.32%
Number of salaries quoted 85635 90958 85091
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +79 83 £22,500 +2.27% 9
London +40 30 £22,000 -12.00% 1
North East -1 12 £27,500 +201.70%
South West -8 12 £22,500 +2.27%
Tyne and Wear - 12 £27,500 -
South East +25 10 £21,000 -3.44% 1
Gateshead - 9 £27,500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 9 £27,500 -
Greenford - 8 £29,000 -
Bermondsey - 6 £21,750 -
City of London +18 5 £22,000 -26.05%
East of England +10 5 £22,000 +10.00% 2
East Midlands +2 5 £19,000 -40.62% 1
North West -1 5 £20,000 +2.91% 4
Devon -6 5 £23,750 +3.26%
Kent +13 4 £15,825 -32.65%
Exeter -13 4 £23,750 +3.26%
Bristol - 4 £18,366 -
Leicestershire +18 3 £23,500 +17.50% 1
West Yorkshire +12 3 £30,250 +8.03%
Cambridgeshire +9 3 £22,000 +7.31% 1
Manchester +5 3 £20,000 -8.53%
Leeds +2 3 £30,250 +8.03%
Yorkshire -3 3 £30,250 +35.95%
Buckinghamshire -5 3 £31,500 +82.50% 1
Milton Keynes - 3 £31,500 - 1
Northwood - 3 £21,000 -
Nottinghamshire -1 2 £19,000 -40.62%
Surrey -1 2 £21,750 +1.16%
Nottingham -6 2 £19,000 -40.62%

IT Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 110 (78.01%) Windows
2 69 (48.94%) Active Directory
3 56 (39.72%) MS Office
4 52 (36.88%) Microsoft
5 38 (26.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 37 (26.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 37 (26.24%) MS Exchange
7 34 (24.11%) VMware
8 31 (21.99%) Windows 7
9 25 (17.73%) DNS
10 24 (17.02%) DHCP
10 24 (17.02%) MS Excel
10 24 (17.02%) Windows 8
11 23 (16.31%) Exchange Server 2010
11 23 (16.31%) VMware Infrastructure
11 23 (16.31%) Citrix
11 23 (16.31%) Microsoft Certification
12 21 (14.89%) TCP/IP
12 21 (14.89%) Degree
13 20 (14.18%) SQL Server
14 19 (13.48%) MCSE
14 19 (13.48%) Firewall
15 18 (12.77%) Hyper-V
15 18 (12.77%) UNIX
16 17 (12.06%) Cisco
16 17 (12.06%) LAN
16 17 (12.06%) Apple
17 16 (11.35%) Blackberry
17 16 (11.35%) Linux
18 15 (10.64%) MySQL

IT Technician
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 37 (26.24%) MS Exchange
2 23 (16.31%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (8.51%) SharePoint
4 9 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (5.67%) WordPress
5 8 (5.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 6 (4.26%) Lync
6 6 (4.26%) IBM Notes
7 4 (2.84%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.42%) Moodle
8 2 (1.42%) IIS
9 1 (0.71%) WorkSite
Applications
1 56 (39.72%) MS Office
2 24 (17.02%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.84%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.71%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.71%) HiPortfolio
2 1 (0.71%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 14 (9.93%) Office 365
2 2 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 25 (17.73%) DNS
2 24 (17.02%) DHCP
3 21 (14.89%) TCP/IP
4 19 (13.48%) Firewall
5 17 (12.06%) LAN
6 14 (9.93%) VPN
7 13 (9.22%) Internet
8 11 (7.80%) SAN
9 10 (7.09%) NAS
9 10 (7.09%) Wireless
10 9 (6.38%) IP Telephony
11 8 (5.67%) WAN
12 7 (4.96%) Wi-Fi
12 7 (4.96%) VLAN
13 5 (3.55%) VoIP
14 4 (2.84%) Network Security
14 4 (2.84%) FTP
15 3 (2.13%) Structured Cabling
15 3 (2.13%) iSCSI
15 3 (2.13%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (14.18%) SQL Server
2 15 (10.64%) MySQL
3 11 (7.80%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.42%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.71%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.71%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.71%) MS Access
5 1 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
General
1 7 (4.96%) Manufacturing
2 6 (4.26%) Finance
3 5 (3.55%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.13%) Legal
5 2 (1.42%) Retail
5 2 (1.42%) Marketing
5 2 (1.42%) French Language
6 1 (0.71%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.13%) LAMP
2 1 (0.71%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.71%) COM
2 1 (0.71%) CSS
2 1 (0.71%) HTML
2 1 (0.71%) .NET
2 1 (0.71%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.35%) Blackberry
2 10 (7.09%) Client/Server
3 9 (6.38%) iPad
4 8 (5.67%) Smartphone
5 5 (3.55%) Statistics
6 4 (2.84%) User Experience
7 3 (2.13%) NHS
7 3 (2.13%) Clustering
8 2 (1.42%) VLE
8 2 (1.42%) Replication
8 2 (1.42%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.42%) AS400
8 2 (1.42%) EPoS
9 1 (0.71%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.71%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.71%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 110 (78.01%) Windows
2 38 (26.95%) Windows Server 2012
3 37 (26.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 31 (21.99%) Windows 7
5 24 (17.02%) Windows 8
6 18 (12.77%) UNIX
7 16 (11.35%) Linux
8 12 (8.51%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (7.09%) Windows XP
10 9 (6.38%) Apple iOS
11 6 (4.26%) Mac OS X
12 5 (3.55%) Android
13 4 (2.84%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (2.13%) CentOS
14 3 (2.13%) Ubuntu
15 2 (1.42%) Windows Phone
16 1 (0.71%) Solaris
16 1 (0.71%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (9.93%) Kalman Filter
2 11 (7.80%) ITIL
3 8 (5.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (2.84%) Data Protection
4 4 (2.84%) Mentoring
4 4 (2.84%) ERP
5 3 (2.13%) CRM
5 3 (2.13%) Software Deployment
6 2 (1.42%) Logistics
6 2 (1.42%) Asset Management
6 2 (1.42%) System Testing
6 2 (1.42%) Time Management
6 2 (1.42%) Problem Management
6 2 (1.42%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (1.42%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (1.42%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.71%) Project Management
7 1 (0.71%) Security Management
7 1 (0.71%) Process Management
7 1 (0.71%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 13 (9.22%) SQL
2 3 (2.13%) Python
3 2 (1.42%) PHP
4 1 (0.71%) C#
4 1 (0.71%) Perl
4 1 (0.71%) VBScript
4 1 (0.71%) VB
Qualifications
1 23 (16.31%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (14.89%) Degree
3 19 (13.48%) MCSE
4 13 (9.22%) MCITP
5 11 (7.80%) MCP
6 6 (4.26%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (2.84%) CCNA
8 3 (2.13%) MCSA
8 3 (2.13%) HND
9 2 (1.42%) CCA
9 2 (1.42%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (1.42%) A+ Certification
9 2 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.71%) Network+ Certification
10 1 (0.71%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.93%) SLA
2 2 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.71%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (0.71%) GMP
System Software
1 69 (48.94%) Active Directory
2 23 (16.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (12.77%) Hyper-V
4 9 (6.38%) Terminal Services
5 7 (4.96%) XenApp
6 4 (2.84%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (2.13%) XenDesktop
7 3 (2.13%) VMware Server
8 2 (1.42%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.42%) vSphere
9 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.71%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (2.84%) SCCM
1 4 (2.84%) WSUS
1 4 (2.84%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (0.71%) SCOM
Vendors
1 52 (36.88%) Microsoft
2 34 (24.11%) VMware
3 23 (16.31%) Citrix
4 17 (12.06%) Cisco
4 17 (12.06%) Apple
5 11 (7.80%) Sophos
6 8 (5.67%) Oracle
7 7 (4.96%) Avaya
8 6 (4.26%) Lotus
9 4 (2.84%) Symantec
9 4 (2.84%) Adobe
10 3 (2.13%) CheckPoint
10 3 (2.13%) Veeam
10 3 (2.13%) Splunk
11 2 (1.42%) Google
11 2 (1.42%) Meraki
11 2 (1.42%) Sage
11 2 (1.42%) Macromedia
11 2 (1.42%) HP
11 2 (1.42%) IBM
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