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 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Technician
Rank 827 855 837
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -18
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Technician 63 46 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.056% 0.042% 0.047%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.059% 0.045% 0.050%
Number of salaries quoted 57 39 50
Average salary £24,250 £23,500 £25,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.19% -7.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,964 £19,000 £18,000
10% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £42,000 £31,500
UK excluding London average salary £23,500 £21,750 £22,250
% change year-on-year
+8.04% -2.24%

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
106438 102688 109004
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.53% 94.55% 95.27%
Number of salaries quoted 86956 85302 92787
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £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 22 October 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 22 October 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 +30 59 £25,500 +8.51% 18
South East -6 19 £27,500 +10.00% 3
East of England -7 14 £22,500 - 2
Yorkshire -20 7 £26,500 +35.89% 6
East Midlands - 7 £32,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 7 £32,000 -
Nottingham - 7 £32,000 -
Hampshire 0 6 £27,500 +83.33%
Hertfordshire -13 6 £22,500 - 1
West Yorkshire -23 6 £25,750 +32.05% 6
Berkshire -1 5 £20,000 -11.11%
Surrey -10 5 £35,000 +29.62%
West Midlands -24 5 £22,750 +13.75%
London +1 4 £26,500 -19.69% 4
Leeds -21 4 £26,500 +17.77% 2
Wales - 4 £23,000 -
North West -13 3 £30,000 +42.85% 1
Staffordshire - 3 - -
Uttoxeter - 3 - -
Farnborough - 3 £27,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £20,500 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 3 £21,000 - 1
Basingstoke +18 2 £24,000 +200.00%
Camberley +2 2 £32,500 +30.00%
Reading +2 2 £20,500 -8.88%
Carmarthenshire - 2 £22,000 -
Cheshire - 2 £30,000 -
Potters Bar - 2 £22,500 -
St Albans - 2 £25,500 -
Cambridge - 2 £22,250 -

IT Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 76 (69.09%) Windows
2 54 (49.09%) Active Directory
3 53 (48.18%) Microsoft
4 32 (29.09%) Windows 7
5 31 (28.18%) MS Excel
6 24 (21.82%) MS Office
6 24 (21.82%) MS Exchange
7 21 (19.09%) VMware
8 19 (17.27%) VPN
9 18 (16.36%) Windows XP
10 17 (15.45%) Finance
11 16 (14.55%) Linux
12 15 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
13 14 (12.73%) SQL
14 13 (11.82%) DNS
14 13 (11.82%) DHCP
15 12 (10.91%) Windows Server 2003
15 12 (10.91%) VMware Infrastructure
15 12 (10.91%) Windows 8
16 10 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
16 10 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
16 10 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
16 10 (9.09%) LAN
17 9 (8.18%) Cisco
18 8 (7.27%) Telecoms
18 8 (7.27%) WAN
18 8 (7.27%) TCP/IP
18 8 (7.27%) SharePoint
19 7 (6.36%) SLA
19 7 (6.36%) HP

IT Technician
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 24 (21.82%) MS Exchange
2 10 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (7.27%) SharePoint
4 7 (6.36%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (6.36%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (2.73%) IIS
6 2 (1.82%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 31 (28.18%) MS Excel
2 24 (21.82%) MS Office
3 4 (3.64%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (17.27%) VPN
2 13 (11.82%) DNS
2 13 (11.82%) DHCP
3 10 (9.09%) LAN
4 8 (7.27%) WAN
4 8 (7.27%) TCP/IP
5 7 (6.36%) Wireless
6 6 (5.45%) Internet
7 5 (4.55%) VoIP
8 4 (3.64%) SAN
9 3 (2.73%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (1.82%) IP Telephony
10 2 (1.82%) Firewall
11 1 (0.91%) Cisco IPT
11 1 (0.91%) PBX
11 1 (0.91%) ADSL
11 1 (0.91%) Broadband
11 1 (0.91%) Ethernet
11 1 (0.91%) SNMP
11 1 (0.91%) MGCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.73%) Crystal Reports
General
1 17 (15.45%) Finance
2 8 (7.27%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.64%) Back Office
4 3 (2.73%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.73%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.82%) Legal
6 1 (0.91%) Games
6 1 (0.91%) Retail
6 1 (0.91%) Marketing
6 1 (0.91%) Local Government
6 1 (0.91%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.91%) Japanese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.82%) .NET
2 1 (0.91%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.73%) Mathematics
3 2 (1.82%) iPhone
3 2 (1.82%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (1.82%) iPad
3 2 (1.82%) Blackberry
4 1 (0.91%) Handset
4 1 (0.91%) VLE
4 1 (0.91%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.91%) Photography
4 1 (0.91%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.91%) Augmented Reality
Operating Systems
1 76 (69.09%) Windows
2 32 (29.09%) Windows 7
3 18 (16.36%) Windows XP
4 16 (14.55%) Linux
5 15 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (10.91%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (10.91%) Windows 8
7 6 (5.45%) Windows Vista
8 4 (3.64%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (3.64%) Android
9 3 (2.73%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.82%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.91%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.91%) VMS
11 1 (0.91%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.91%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (4.55%) ITIL
3 4 (3.64%) Data Analysis
3 4 (3.64%) Asset Management
4 2 (1.82%) Software Distribution
4 2 (1.82%) Line Management
4 2 (1.82%) ERP
4 2 (1.82%) Change Management
5 1 (0.91%) Practice Management
5 1 (0.91%) Business Continuity
5 1 (0.91%) Information Security
5 1 (0.91%) Data Security
5 1 (0.91%) Process Management
5 1 (0.91%) Business Development
5 1 (0.91%) Business Analysis
5 1 (0.91%) Document Management
5 1 (0.91%) Project Management
5 1 (0.91%) Server Monitoring
5 1 (0.91%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (0.91%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (12.73%) SQL
2 2 (1.82%) C
3 1 (0.91%) Ruby
3 1 (0.91%) Java
3 1 (0.91%) PHP
3 1 (0.91%) VBA
3 1 (0.91%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (6.36%) Degree
3 6 (5.45%) MCP
3 6 (5.45%) MCSE
4 5 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.73%) MCSA
5 3 (2.73%) A+ Certification
5 3 (2.73%) CCNA
6 2 (1.82%) CCENT
6 2 (1.82%) MCDST
7 1 (0.91%) CCVP
7 1 (0.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.91%) CCIE
7 1 (0.91%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.36%) SLA
2 1 (0.91%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 54 (49.09%) Active Directory
2 12 (10.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.55%) Terminal Services
4 3 (2.73%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.82%) XenApp
5 2 (1.82%) vSphere
6 1 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.91%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (6.36%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.91%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (0.91%) WSUS
2 1 (0.91%) MAILsweeper
2 1 (0.91%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (0.91%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (0.91%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (0.91%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 53 (48.18%) Microsoft
2 21 (19.09%) VMware
3 9 (8.18%) Cisco
4 7 (6.36%) HP
4 7 (6.36%) Citrix
5 4 (3.64%) Apple
5 4 (3.64%) Sophos
6 3 (2.73%) Symantec
6 3 (2.73%) Dell
7 2 (1.82%) ProCurve
7 2 (1.82%) Polycom
8 1 (0.91%) Altiris
8 1 (0.91%) Websense
8 1 (0.91%) McAfee
8 1 (0.91%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.91%) Sage
8 1 (0.91%) Avaya
8 1 (0.91%) Veritas
8 1 (0.91%) SolarWinds
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