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

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Technician
Rank 804 874 843
Rank change year-on-year
+70 -31
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Technician 69 45 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.065% 0.038% 0.038%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.069% 0.040% 0.041%
Number of salaries quoted 64 40 39
Average salary £23,750 £21,933 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.28% -2.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,700 £17,000 £16,000
10% offered a salary of more than £30,850 £27,500 £27,500
UK excluding London average salary £26,500 £21,866 £22,500
% change year-on-year
+21.19% -2.82%

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
99881 111881 103430
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.56% 94.62% 94.62%
Number of salaries quoted 82152 91850 86081
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 £27,500 £27,000
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 29 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 29 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 +72 69 £23,750 +8.61% 12
London +64 17 £22,250 -10.40% 3
North East +6 13 £27,500 +42.85% 1
Tyne and Wear +6 12 £27,500 +22.22% 1
South West -8 11 £22,500 +2.27% 3
Gateshead - 11 £27,500 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne +13 10 £27,500 +22.22%
East of England +28 8 £27,500 +22.22% 2
Manchester +28 7 £17,500 -19.96%
North West +21 7 £17,500 -19.96%
Yorkshire +13 7 £30,250 +51.25%
Leeds +20 6 £30,250 +63.51%
West Yorkshire +13 6 £30,250 +63.51%
Devon -9 4 £23,125 +0.54% 2
Hertfordshire - 4 £31,000 - 2
Cambridgeshire +13 3 £22,000 -2.22%
South East +5 3 £21,000 -5.61%
Bristol -5 3 £16,231 -21.77% 1
Exeter -13 3 £23,750 +3.26% 1
Hemel Hempstead - 3 £31,000 -
Wiltshire - 3 £17,000 -
West Midlands -2 2 £22,500 +2.27% 2
Bermondsey - 2 £21,750 -
Huntingdon - 2 £22,000 -
Oldham - 2 £30,000 -
Salisbury - 2 - -
City of London +40 1 £27,500 -15.38%
Surrey +21 1 £21,000 -4.54%
Somerset +17 1 £30,000 +66.66%
North Yorkshire +15 1 £27,500 +27.90%

IT Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 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.

1 105 (80.77%) Windows
2 65 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 53 (40.77%) MS Office
4 49 (37.69%) Microsoft
5 37 (28.46%) MS Exchange
6 34 (26.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 32 (24.62%) VMware
8 28 (21.54%) MS Excel
9 27 (20.77%) Windows 7
9 27 (20.77%) Windows Server 2012
10 22 (16.92%) SQL Server
11 21 (16.15%) VMware Infrastructure
12 18 (13.85%) Citrix
13 17 (13.08%) Microsoft Certification
13 17 (13.08%) DNS
14 16 (12.31%) DHCP
14 16 (12.31%) Exchange Server 2010
14 16 (12.31%) Degree
15 15 (11.54%) Hyper-V
15 15 (11.54%) Apple
15 15 (11.54%) ITIL
15 15 (11.54%) SharePoint
16 14 (10.77%) MCSE
16 14 (10.77%) SQL
16 14 (10.77%) MySQL
16 14 (10.77%) Cisco
17 13 (10.00%) VPN
17 13 (10.00%) Office 365
18 12 (9.23%) Windows Server 2003
18 12 (9.23%) UNIX

IT Technician
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 37 (28.46%) MS Exchange
2 16 (12.31%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (11.54%) SharePoint
4 11 (8.46%) Exchange Server 2007
5 10 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (4.62%) IBM Notes
7 5 (3.85%) Lync
7 5 (3.85%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (3.85%) IIS
8 3 (2.31%) WordPress
8 3 (2.31%) nginx
8 3 (2.31%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (2.31%) Apache
9 2 (1.54%) Moodle
9 2 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 53 (40.77%) MS Office
2 28 (21.54%) MS Excel
3 4 (3.08%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.77%) HiPortfolio
Cloud Services
1 13 (10.00%) Office 365
2 1 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (13.08%) DNS
2 16 (12.31%) DHCP
3 13 (10.00%) VPN
4 10 (7.69%) LAN
4 10 (7.69%) TCP/IP
5 9 (6.92%) WAN
6 7 (5.38%) VLAN
6 7 (5.38%) Firewall
6 7 (5.38%) VoIP
7 6 (4.62%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (4.62%) Wireless
8 4 (3.08%) FTP
8 4 (3.08%) SAN
9 2 (1.54%) NAS
10 1 (0.77%) iSCSI
10 1 (0.77%) IP Telephony
10 1 (0.77%) Intranet
10 1 (0.77%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (16.92%) SQL Server
2 14 (10.77%) MySQL
3 10 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.77%) Crystal Reports
General
1 10 (7.69%) Manufacturing
2 4 (3.08%) Finance
3 3 (2.31%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (2.31%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.31%) Back Office
3 3 (2.31%) Games
4 2 (1.54%) Retail
5 1 (0.77%) French Language
5 1 (0.77%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.54%) LAMP
2 1 (0.77%) .NET
2 1 (0.77%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.69%) Client/Server
2 8 (6.15%) Blackberry
3 7 (5.38%) iPad
4 4 (3.08%) Statistics
4 4 (3.08%) User Experience
5 3 (2.31%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.31%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (2.31%) Clustering
6 2 (1.54%) Replication
6 2 (1.54%) VLE
6 2 (1.54%) AS400
6 2 (1.54%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.54%) EPoS
6 2 (1.54%) NHS
7 1 (0.77%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 105 (80.77%) Windows
2 34 (26.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 27 (20.77%) Windows 7
3 27 (20.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (9.23%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (9.23%) UNIX
4 12 (9.23%) Linux
5 11 (8.46%) Windows 8
6 10 (7.69%) Windows XP
7 9 (6.92%) Mac OS X
8 6 (4.62%) Apple iOS
9 4 (3.08%) Windows 2000 Server
9 4 (3.08%) Windows Vista
10 2 (1.54%) CentOS
10 2 (1.54%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.77%) Android
11 1 (0.77%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (11.54%) ITIL
2 3 (2.31%) Mentoring
3 2 (1.54%) CRM
3 2 (1.54%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (1.54%) Security Management
3 2 (1.54%) Project Management
3 2 (1.54%) Data Protection
3 2 (1.54%) Time Management
3 2 (1.54%) Problem Management
3 2 (1.54%) Logistics
3 2 (1.54%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (1.54%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (1.54%) Patch Management
4 1 (0.77%) People Management
4 1 (0.77%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (0.77%) Incident Management
4 1 (0.77%) Web Development
4 1 (0.77%) Network Architecture
4 1 (0.77%) Process Management
4 1 (0.77%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 14 (10.77%) SQL
2 2 (1.54%) Python
2 2 (1.54%) VBScript
3 1 (0.77%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.77%) VB
3 1 (0.77%) C#
3 1 (0.77%) Perl
3 1 (0.77%) PHP
Qualifications
1 17 (13.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (12.31%) Degree
3 14 (10.77%) MCSE
4 10 (7.69%) MCITP
5 9 (6.92%) MCP
6 6 (4.62%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (3.85%) CCNA
8 4 (3.08%) MCSA
9 3 (2.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.54%) CCA
10 2 (1.54%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.77%) MCTS
11 1 (0.77%) GNVQ
11 1 (0.77%) NVQ Level 3
11 1 (0.77%) Network+ Certification
11 1 (0.77%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.77%) HNC
11 1 (0.77%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (3.85%) SLA
2 1 (0.77%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (0.77%) GMP
System Software
1 65 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 21 (16.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (11.54%) Hyper-V
4 7 (5.38%) XenApp
5 4 (3.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (2.31%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.54%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 4 (3.08%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 3 (2.31%) SCCM
3 2 (1.54%) WSUS
Vendors
1 49 (37.69%) Microsoft
2 32 (24.62%) VMware
3 18 (13.85%) Citrix
4 15 (11.54%) Apple
5 14 (10.77%) Cisco
6 7 (5.38%) Oracle
6 7 (5.38%) Avaya
7 6 (4.62%) Lotus
8 4 (3.08%) Adobe
8 4 (3.08%) Symantec
9 3 (2.31%) Veeam
9 3 (2.31%) Sophos
10 2 (1.54%) IBM
10 2 (1.54%) HP
10 2 (1.54%) Splunk
10 2 (1.54%) Meraki
11 1 (0.77%) Polycom
11 1 (0.77%) ProCurve
11 1 (0.77%) ION Trading
11 1 (0.77%) Dell
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
IT Connections
Salary: £25,000 to £30,000
Posted: 19 hours ago
Plymouth, Devon
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £26000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £33000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Greenford, Middlesex
Connectus
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
North West London
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Hinckley, Leicestershire
Digital Kreations
Salary: £22,000 - £25,000
Posted: 8 days ago
South West London
Co-operative Systems
Salary: From £27,000 to £37,000 per annum Competitive (DOE) plus benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands
Boston Capel
Salary: Competitive depending on experience
Posted: 11 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Premier IT
Salary: £16000 - £19000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Exeter
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £26000 - £28000 per annum + Company Van
Posted: 18 days ago
Bristol
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £18000.00 - £23000.00 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
JMP Consultants Limited
Salary: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: 23 days ago