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

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Technician
Rank 799 831 826
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -5
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Technician 59 36 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.035% 0.041%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.060% 0.037% 0.043%
Number of salaries quoted 53 34 39
Average salary £25,000 £22,000 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.63% -2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,000 £16,650 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £35,050 £26,000 £27,700
UK excluding London average salary £23,500 £22,000 £22,500
% change year-on-year
+6.81% -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
98061 98558 99490
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.79% 94.50% 94.82%
Number of salaries quoted 80635 79397 83728
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 £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 6 March 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 March 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 +33 54 £26,000 +18.18% 20
London +28 20 £29,500 +18.39% 2
South East -13 12 £26,000 +14.28% 2
East of England +14 7 £24,250 +30.17% 3
Surrey +2 7 £31,500 +43.18%
North West -4 6 £24,250 +10.22% 1
City of London +2 4 £30,000 -
Wales - 4 £18,000 -
Cambridgeshire +5 3 £26,000 +40.16% 1
Manchester +4 3 £25,000 +23.45% 1
Lampeter - 3 £18,000 -
Weybridge - 3 £23,500 -
Carmarthenshire - 3 £18,000 -
Llanybydder - 3 £18,000 -
Kent - 3 £26,000 - 1
West Midlands - 3 £23,000 - 4
Ceredigion - 3 £18,000 -
Mid Wales - 3 £18,000 -
West Wales - 3 £18,000 -
East Midlands +17 2 £21,750 -6.45%
Cambridge +3 2 £26,000 -
Bradford -1 2 - -
West Yorkshire -8 2 - - 3
Yorkshire -8 2 - - 4
South West -24 2 £17,500 -20.45% 2
Coulsdon - 2 £24,000 -
Lancashire - 2 £21,000 -
Sussex - 2 £26,000 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £27,500 - 1
Suffolk - 2 £18,000 -

IT Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 77 (71.30%) Windows
2 53 (49.07%) Microsoft
3 51 (47.22%) Active Directory
4 39 (36.11%) MS Office
5 30 (27.78%) MS Excel
5 30 (27.78%) MS Exchange
6 28 (25.93%) VMware
7 20 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
8 19 (17.59%) Windows 7
8 19 (17.59%) Citrix
9 18 (16.67%) SQL
10 17 (15.74%) Windows XP
11 14 (12.96%) ITIL
11 14 (12.96%) Cisco
12 13 (12.04%) Exchange Server 2007
13 12 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
13 12 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
14 11 (10.19%) Microsoft Certification
14 11 (10.19%) SharePoint
14 11 (10.19%) VMware Infrastructure
15 10 (9.26%) LAN
15 10 (9.26%) SQL Server
15 10 (9.26%) DNS
16 9 (8.33%) DHCP
16 9 (8.33%) Mac OS X
16 9 (8.33%) Apple
16 9 (8.33%) MCSE
16 9 (8.33%) Manufacturing
16 9 (8.33%) Office 365
17 8 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012

IT Technician
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 30 (27.78%) MS Exchange
2 13 (12.04%) Exchange Server 2007
3 12 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (10.19%) SharePoint
5 8 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (3.70%) IIS
7 3 (2.78%) Apache
7 3 (2.78%) nginx
7 3 (2.78%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.85%) Lync
8 2 (1.85%) Moodle
8 2 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.93%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.93%) WordPress
9 1 (0.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 39 (36.11%) MS Office
2 30 (27.78%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.78%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) HiPortfolio
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.33%) Office 365
2 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.26%) LAN
1 10 (9.26%) DNS
2 9 (8.33%) DHCP
3 8 (7.41%) WAN
4 6 (5.56%) TCP/IP
4 6 (5.56%) VoIP
4 6 (5.56%) SAN
4 6 (5.56%) Firewall
5 5 (4.63%) VPN
5 5 (4.63%) Wireless
6 4 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (2.78%) VLAN
8 1 (0.93%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.93%) IP Telephony
8 1 (0.93%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.26%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.70%) Crystal Reports
2 4 (3.70%) MySQL
3 3 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 9 (8.33%) Manufacturing
2 6 (5.56%) Finance
3 4 (3.70%) Back Office
4 3 (2.78%) Games
4 3 (2.78%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.85%) Banking
5 2 (1.85%) Retail
6 1 (0.93%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.93%) Electronics
6 1 (0.93%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.93%) .NET
1 1 (0.93%) ASP.NET
1 1 (0.93%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.63%) Video Conferencing
1 5 (4.63%) iPad
2 3 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (2.78%) User Experience
2 3 (2.78%) Client/Server
3 2 (1.85%) EPoS
3 2 (1.85%) VLE
3 2 (1.85%) Mathematics
3 2 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.93%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.93%) iPhone
4 1 (0.93%) Photography
4 1 (0.93%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 77 (71.30%) Windows
2 20 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (17.59%) Windows 7
4 17 (15.74%) Windows XP
5 12 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (8.33%) Mac OS X
7 8 (7.41%) Linux
7 8 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (6.48%) Windows Vista
9 5 (4.63%) Windows 8
10 4 (3.70%) Apple iOS
10 4 (3.70%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.93%) Android
11 1 (0.93%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (12.96%) ITIL
2 2 (1.85%) Software License Management
2 2 (1.85%) Time Management
2 2 (1.85%) Project Management
2 2 (1.85%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (1.85%) Security Management
2 2 (1.85%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (0.93%) Asset Management
3 1 (0.93%) Business Analysis
3 1 (0.93%) Incident Management
3 1 (0.93%) Web Development
3 1 (0.93%) Practice Management
3 1 (0.93%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (0.93%) Software Distribution
3 1 (0.93%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (0.93%) People Management
3 1 (0.93%) CRM
3 1 (0.93%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 18 (16.67%) SQL
2 2 (1.85%) VBScript
2 2 (1.85%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.93%) VBA
3 1 (0.93%) C
3 1 (0.93%) C#
Qualifications
1 11 (10.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (8.33%) MCSE
3 6 (5.56%) MCP
3 6 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (4.63%) MCSA
4 5 (4.63%) CCNA
4 5 (4.63%) Degree
5 3 (2.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (1.85%) MCDST
6 2 (1.85%) CCENT
6 2 (1.85%) CCA
6 2 (1.85%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (1.85%) HND
6 2 (1.85%) VCP4
7 1 (0.93%) HNC
7 1 (0.93%) GNVQ
7 1 (0.93%) NVQ Level 3
7 1 (0.93%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.93%) MCTS
7 1 (0.93%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.56%) SLA
2 3 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.93%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 51 (47.22%) Active Directory
2 11 (10.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (7.41%) Hyper-V
4 7 (6.48%) XenApp
5 4 (3.70%) Terminal Services
6 3 (2.78%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (2.78%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.93%) SCCM
Vendors
1 53 (49.07%) Microsoft
2 28 (25.93%) VMware
3 19 (17.59%) Citrix
4 14 (12.96%) Cisco
5 9 (8.33%) Apple
6 6 (5.56%) Avaya
7 5 (4.63%) HP
8 3 (2.78%) Adobe
9 2 (1.85%) Dell
9 2 (1.85%) Remedy
9 2 (1.85%) Veeam
9 2 (1.85%) Polycom
10 1 (0.93%) ProCurve
10 1 (0.93%) Sophos
10 1 (0.93%) Websense
10 1 (0.93%) JD Edwards
10 1 (0.93%) Lotus
10 1 (0.93%) Oracle
10 1 (0.93%) Progress
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
IT Connections
Salary: £25,000 to £30,000
Posted: 5 hours ago
Dartford
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £15000 - £18000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £45000 Per Annum Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £18000.00 - £21000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Co-operative Systems
Salary: From £27,000 to £37,000 per annum Competitive (DOE) plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
IntaPeople
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Searchability
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Bath, South West, United Kingdom
Roper Rhodes
Salary: £20k - £23k depending on experience plus bonus and generous pension
Posted: 10 days ago
Bournemouth
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £8.00 - £10.00 per hour
Posted: 10 days ago
New Malden, Surrey
QA Limited
Salary: £175.12 - £199.88 per week
Posted: 11 days ago
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
QA Limited
Salary: £150.00 per week
Posted: 11 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
QA Limited
Salary: £155.25 - £242.62 per week
Posted: 11 days ago
Mirfield, West Yorkshire
Hollybank Trust
Salary: From £15,000 to £16,000 per annum 20 days holiday, free secure parking
Posted: 15 days ago
Gateshead
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £26000.00 - £34000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Braintree
Blue Fox
Salary: £13.5k - 14k per year + benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Birmingham
Netcom Resourcing
Salary: 16000-24000
Posted: 23 days ago