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

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Technician
Rank 854 838 840
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +2
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Technician 43 52 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.047% 0.039%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.041% 0.050% 0.041%
Number of salaries quoted 38 45 41
Average salary £23,500 £22,500 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £18,000 £17,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £31,250 £29,500
UK excluding London average salary £23,500 £22,500 £22,500
% change year-on-year
+4.44% -

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
106025 103677 110089
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.67% 94.68% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 88349 84138 94850
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 £26,500 £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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -10 42 £23,500 +4.44% 11
South East -1 13 £27,500 +17.02%
West Midlands -4 7 £22,500 +9.75%
East of England -14 7 £22,500 - 3
London +20 6 £28,000 +19.14% 1
Surrey -6 5 £42,500 +65.04%
Hampshire -32 5 £27,500 +17.02%
West Yorkshire -15 4 £20,250 +5.19% 1
Yorkshire -26 4 £20,250 -7.95% 2
North West - 3 £30,000 - 2
Farnborough - 3 £27,500 -
Cambridgeshire - 3 £20,500 - 3
Cambridge - 3 £20,500 - 3
City of London +30 2 £35,000 +16.66%
Weybridge +6 2 £23,500 +23.68%
Basingstoke +5 2 £24,000 +200.00%
Staffordshire +3 2 - -
South West -4 2 £23,000 - 2
Devon -4 2 £23,000 -
Leeds -6 2 £24,250 +10.22%
Hertfordshire -17 2 £24,000 +6.66%
Herefordshire - 2 £23,000 -
Cheshire - 2 £30,000 -
Uttoxeter - 2 - -
Plymouth - 2 £23,000 -
Chester - 2 £30,000 -
Wales +7 1 £18,000 -
Reading +3 1 £20,000 -11.11%
Berkshire -3 1 £20,000 +17.64%
Warwickshire -3 1 £25,500 +37.83%

IT Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 72 (71.29%) Windows
2 49 (48.51%) Microsoft
2 49 (48.51%) Active Directory
3 31 (30.69%) MS Excel
4 25 (24.75%) Windows 7
5 23 (22.77%) MS Exchange
6 22 (21.78%) MS Office
7 21 (20.79%) VMware
8 18 (17.82%) Finance
9 17 (16.83%) Windows XP
10 16 (15.84%) VPN
11 14 (13.86%) Linux
11 14 (13.86%) Windows Server 2008
11 14 (13.86%) SQL
12 12 (11.88%) Citrix
13 11 (10.89%) Disaster Recovery
13 11 (10.89%) DHCP
13 11 (10.89%) DNS
13 11 (10.89%) SharePoint
14 10 (9.90%) Microsoft Certification
14 10 (9.90%) LAN
14 10 (9.90%) Windows Server 2003
15 9 (8.91%) Cisco
16 8 (7.92%) SQL Server
16 8 (7.92%) Windows 8
16 8 (7.92%) Exchange Server 2010
16 8 (7.92%) Exchange Server 2013
16 8 (7.92%) VMware Infrastructure
17 7 (6.93%) Exchange Server 2007
17 7 (6.93%) WAN

IT Technician
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 23 (22.77%) MS Exchange
2 11 (10.89%) SharePoint
3 8 (7.92%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (7.92%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (6.93%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (2.97%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (2.97%) IIS
6 2 (1.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.99%) Apache
7 1 (0.99%) nginx
Applications
1 31 (30.69%) MS Excel
2 22 (21.78%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.98%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (15.84%) VPN
2 11 (10.89%) DNS
2 11 (10.89%) DHCP
3 10 (9.90%) LAN
4 7 (6.93%) WAN
5 6 (5.94%) SAN
5 6 (5.94%) TCP/IP
6 5 (4.95%) VoIP
7 4 (3.96%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (2.97%) Wireless
8 3 (2.97%) Internet
9 2 (1.98%) Firewall
10 1 (0.99%) IP Telephony
10 1 (0.99%) Ethernet
10 1 (0.99%) PBX
10 1 (0.99%) ADSL
10 1 (0.99%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.92%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.97%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (1.98%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.99%) MySQL
General
1 18 (17.82%) Finance
2 6 (5.94%) Manufacturing
3 4 (3.96%) Back Office
4 3 (2.97%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.97%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.98%) Games
5 2 (1.98%) Banking
6 1 (0.99%) Local Government
6 1 (0.99%) Marketing
6 1 (0.99%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.99%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.99%) .NET
1 1 (0.99%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.94%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (1.98%) Blackberry
2 2 (1.98%) Mathematics
2 2 (1.98%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (1.98%) iPhone
2 2 (1.98%) iPad
3 1 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (0.99%) Management Information System
3 1 (0.99%) Handset
3 1 (0.99%) VLE
3 1 (0.99%) Photography
3 1 (0.99%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 72 (71.29%) Windows
2 25 (24.75%) Windows 7
3 17 (16.83%) Windows XP
4 14 (13.86%) Linux
4 14 (13.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (9.90%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (7.92%) Windows 8
7 6 (5.94%) Windows Vista
8 5 (4.95%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (3.96%) Android
9 4 (3.96%) Mac OS X
10 3 (2.97%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.99%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.99%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (10.89%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (6.93%) ITIL
3 4 (3.96%) Data Analysis
4 2 (1.98%) Software Distribution
4 2 (1.98%) ERP
4 2 (1.98%) Change Management
4 2 (1.98%) Software License Management
5 1 (0.99%) Process Management
5 1 (0.99%) CRM
5 1 (0.99%) Security Management
5 1 (0.99%) Practice Management
5 1 (0.99%) Business Continuity
5 1 (0.99%) Asset Management
5 1 (0.99%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (0.99%) Server Monitoring
5 1 (0.99%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (0.99%) Business Analysis
5 1 (0.99%) Business Development
5 1 (0.99%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 14 (13.86%) SQL
2 3 (2.97%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.98%) VBScript
4 1 (0.99%) VBA
4 1 (0.99%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (9.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (5.94%) MCP
2 6 (5.94%) MCSE
3 4 (3.96%) Degree
3 4 (3.96%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.97%) MCSA
4 3 (2.97%) CCNA
5 2 (1.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (1.98%) MCDST
5 2 (1.98%) CCENT
6 1 (0.99%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.99%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.99%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.95%) SLA
2 1 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.99%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 49 (48.51%) Active Directory
2 8 (7.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.95%) Hyper-V
4 4 (3.96%) XenApp
4 4 (3.96%) Terminal Services
5 2 (1.98%) vSphere
6 1 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.99%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (4.95%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.99%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (0.99%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (0.99%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 49 (48.51%) Microsoft
2 21 (20.79%) VMware
3 12 (11.88%) Citrix
4 9 (8.91%) Cisco
5 7 (6.93%) HP
6 5 (4.95%) Apple
7 2 (1.98%) Dell
7 2 (1.98%) Polycom
7 2 (1.98%) ProCurve
7 2 (1.98%) Veeam
7 2 (1.98%) Remedy
8 1 (0.99%) McAfee
8 1 (0.99%) Sophos
8 1 (0.99%) Websense
8 1 (0.99%) Progress
8 1 (0.99%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.99%) Sage
8 1 (0.99%) Symantec
8 1 (0.99%) Avaya
8 1 (0.99%) Veritas
Cambridge
Volt
Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £17000.00 - £20000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £11.00 - £12.00 per hour
Posted: 7 days ago
Cambridge
DP Connect
Salary: £19000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
Northamptonshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £20000 - £20700 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago