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

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Technician
Rank 816 835 833
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -2
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Technician 50 40 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.048% 0.038% 0.048%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.051% 0.041% 0.050%
Number of salaries quoted 45 37 45
Average salary £25,000 £23,000 £23,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.69% -
90% offered a salary of more than £18,000 £16,850 £19,200
10% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £30,750 £27,500
UK excluding London average salary £23,500 £23,000 £22,500
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +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
98723 98609 105043
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.80% 94.57% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 82175 79630 90068
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 28 January 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 January 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 +22 45 £26,000 +10.63% 11
London +1 13 £32,500 +41.30% 2
South East -25 12 £26,000 +10.63% 2
East of England -1 7 £23,250 +24.80%
Surrey -3 7 £31,500 +28.57%
Cambridgeshire +1 5 £23,250 +25.33%
West Yorkshire -7 4 £20,000 -9.09% 2
Yorkshire -10 4 £20,000 -9.09% 4
Wales -13 4 £18,000 -
Cambridge - 4 £23,250 -
City of London +11 3 £35,000 +16.66%
North West 0 3 £25,000 -3.84% 1
West Midlands -6 3 £22,500 -
South West -16 3 £23,000 +4.54% 2
Ceredigion - 3 £18,000 -
Mid Wales - 3 £18,000 -
West Wales - 3 £18,000 -
Llanybydder - 3 £18,000 -
Weybridge - 3 £23,500 -
Lampeter - 3 £18,000 -
Carmarthenshire - 3 £18,000 -
Devon 0 2 £23,000 +4.54%
Bradford -2 2 - - 1
Manchester -3 2 £25,000 -3.84% 1
Hampshire -39 2 £25,750 +9.57% 1
Herefordshire - 2 £23,000 -
Plymouth - 2 £23,000 -
Kent - 2 £26,000 - 1
Sussex - 2 £26,000 -
Middlesex +14 1 £25,000 +4.16%

IT Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 84 (75.00%) Windows
2 54 (48.21%) Microsoft
3 53 (47.32%) Active Directory
4 33 (29.46%) MS Office
5 29 (25.89%) MS Excel
6 28 (25.00%) MS Exchange
7 26 (23.21%) VMware
8 23 (20.54%) Windows 7
9 19 (16.96%) Windows Server 2008
10 18 (16.07%) Windows XP
11 16 (14.29%) SQL
12 15 (13.39%) Citrix
13 14 (12.50%) ITIL
14 13 (11.61%) Linux
14 13 (11.61%) SharePoint
14 13 (11.61%) Cisco
15 12 (10.71%) Finance
15 12 (10.71%) VPN
15 12 (10.71%) DNS
15 12 (10.71%) DHCP
16 11 (9.82%) SQL Server
16 11 (9.82%) Exchange Server 2010
17 10 (8.93%) LAN
17 10 (8.93%) Windows Server 2003
17 10 (8.93%) Microsoft Certification
18 9 (8.04%) Manufacturing
18 9 (8.04%) Exchange Server 2007
18 9 (8.04%) VMware Infrastructure
19 8 (7.14%) WAN
20 7 (6.25%) MCSE

IT Technician
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 28 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 13 (11.61%) SharePoint
3 11 (9.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (8.04%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (3.57%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (2.68%) nginx
7 3 (2.68%) Apache
7 3 (2.68%) IIS
8 1 (0.89%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.89%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 33 (29.46%) MS Office
2 29 (25.89%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (10.71%) VPN
1 12 (10.71%) DNS
1 12 (10.71%) DHCP
2 10 (8.93%) LAN
3 8 (7.14%) WAN
4 7 (6.25%) SAN
5 5 (4.46%) VoIP
6 4 (3.57%) TCP/IP
6 4 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (3.57%) Wireless
7 2 (1.79%) VLAN
7 2 (1.79%) Internet
7 2 (1.79%) Firewall
8 1 (0.89%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.82%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.68%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (2.68%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (2.68%) MySQL
General
1 12 (10.71%) Finance
2 9 (8.04%) Manufacturing
3 6 (5.36%) Back Office
4 4 (3.57%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (3.57%) Games
5 3 (2.68%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.79%) Banking
7 1 (0.89%) Retail
7 1 (0.89%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.89%) Electronics
7 1 (0.89%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.89%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.46%) iPad
1 5 (4.46%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.57%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (2.68%) Client/Server
3 3 (2.68%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.79%) Mathematics
4 2 (1.79%) iPhone
4 2 (1.79%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.89%) Handset
5 1 (0.89%) VLE
5 1 (0.89%) Photography
5 1 (0.89%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 84 (75.00%) Windows
2 23 (20.54%) Windows 7
3 19 (16.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (16.07%) Windows XP
5 13 (11.61%) Linux
6 10 (8.93%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (6.25%) Windows Vista
7 7 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (5.36%) Windows 8
8 6 (5.36%) Mac OS X
9 4 (3.57%) Android
9 4 (3.57%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.89%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.89%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (12.50%) ITIL
2 7 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (1.79%) Security Management
3 2 (1.79%) ERP
3 2 (1.79%) Software Distribution
3 2 (1.79%) Software License Management
4 1 (0.89%) People Management
4 1 (0.89%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (0.89%) Server Monitoring
4 1 (0.89%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (0.89%) Project Management
4 1 (0.89%) CRM
4 1 (0.89%) Practice Management
4 1 (0.89%) Business Continuity
4 1 (0.89%) Asset Management
4 1 (0.89%) Data Analysis
4 1 (0.89%) Business Analysis
4 1 (0.89%) Incident Management
4 1 (0.89%) Time Management
4 1 (0.89%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 16 (14.29%) SQL
2 3 (2.68%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.79%) VBScript
4 1 (0.89%) VBA
4 1 (0.89%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (8.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (6.25%) MCSE
3 6 (5.36%) MCP
4 5 (4.46%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (3.57%) MCSA
5 4 (3.57%) CCNA
5 4 (3.57%) Degree
5 4 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (1.79%) MCDST
6 2 (1.79%) CCENT
6 2 (1.79%) HND
7 1 (0.89%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.89%) HNC
7 1 (0.89%) GNVQ
7 1 (0.89%) NVQ Level 3
7 1 (0.89%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.46%) SLA
2 3 (2.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.89%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 53 (47.32%) Active Directory
2 9 (8.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.36%) Hyper-V
4 4 (3.57%) XenApp
4 4 (3.57%) Terminal Services
5 2 (1.79%) vSphere
6 1 (0.89%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (3.57%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.89%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 54 (48.21%) Microsoft
2 26 (23.21%) VMware
3 15 (13.39%) Citrix
4 13 (11.61%) Cisco
5 6 (5.36%) HP
5 6 (5.36%) Apple
6 3 (2.68%) Dell
7 2 (1.79%) Avaya
7 2 (1.79%) Polycom
7 2 (1.79%) Remedy
7 2 (1.79%) Veeam
8 1 (0.89%) Websense
8 1 (0.89%) ProCurve
8 1 (0.89%) Lotus
8 1 (0.89%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.89%) Sage
8 1 (0.89%) Progress
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