The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Technician role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Senior 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
Senior Technician
Rank 817 809 824
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Technician 49 66 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.047% 0.063% 0.056%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.050% 0.067% 0.059%
Number of salaries quoted 34 51 59
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% +1.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £21,700 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £43,850 £57,000 £41,500
UK excluding London average salary £31,750 £32,500 £34,500
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.79%

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%

Senior Technician
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Senior Technician in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Senior Technician Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior Technician
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior Technician within the UK.

Senior Technician Salary Trend in the UK

Senior Technician
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Senior Technician over the 3 months to 28 January 2015 within the UK.

Senior Technician Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior 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 Senior 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 0 49 £32,500 -7.14% 7
Yorkshire +2 16 £32,500 -9.72%
North Yorkshire - 12 - -
York - 12 - -
London -19 11 £32,500 -18.75%
North West +3 8 £43,500 +93.33% 1
South East -22 8 £30,000 +39.53% 4
Cheshire - 7 £43,750 -
Wilmslow - 6 £44,000 -
East of England -7 5 £26,000 -13.33%
Surrey -6 4 £30,000 -
West Yorkshire -9 4 £32,500 -9.72%
Cambridgeshire - 4 £26,000 -
Cambridge - 4 £26,000 -
Epsom - 3 £30,000 -
Leeds +7 2 £37,500 +4.16%
Wetherby - 2 £32,500 -
City of London +2 1 £29,500 -26.25%
Manchester -6 1 £35,000 +55.55%
Stockport -7 1 £35,000 +55.55%
Berkshire -12 1 £23,000 +6.97% 1
Hertfordshire -22 1 £32,500 +8.33%
South West -23 1 - - 1
Middlesex - 1 £30,000 -
West Sussex - 1 £31,000 - 1
East Sussex - 1 £47,500 - 1
Warrington - 1 £30,000 -
Reading - 1 £23,000 - 1
Crawley - 1 £31,000 -
Brighton - 1 £47,500 - 1

Senior Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Senior 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 Senior Technician in their job title.

1 77 (58.78%) Windows
2 46 (35.11%) Microsoft
3 44 (33.59%) Active Directory
4 41 (31.30%) VMware
5 39 (29.77%) Windows 7
6 35 (26.72%) MS Excel
7 33 (25.19%) MS Exchange
7 33 (25.19%) Windows Server 2008
8 29 (22.14%) Linux
8 29 (22.14%) Cisco
9 28 (21.37%) SQL Server
9 28 (21.37%) ITIL
9 28 (21.37%) VMware Infrastructure
10 26 (19.85%) Microsoft Certification
11 23 (17.56%) Windows Server 2003
11 23 (17.56%) MS Office
12 22 (16.79%) Firewall
13 21 (16.03%) Management Information System
13 21 (16.03%) Apple
13 21 (16.03%) SLA
14 20 (15.27%) Analytical Skills
15 19 (14.50%) MCSE
15 19 (14.50%) SharePoint
16 18 (13.74%) DNS
16 18 (13.74%) SAN
17 17 (12.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 17 (12.98%) Red Hat
17 17 (12.98%) UNIX
18 16 (12.21%) Splunk
19 15 (11.45%) Exchange Server 2010

Senior Technician
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Senior 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 Senior Technician in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 33 (25.19%) MS Exchange
2 19 (14.50%) SharePoint
3 15 (11.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (9.92%) IIS
5 5 (3.82%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (3.05%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (3.05%) Lync
6 4 (3.05%) Apache
6 4 (3.05%) GroupWise
7 2 (1.53%) Moodle
7 2 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.76%) CMS
8 1 (0.76%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 35 (26.72%) MS Excel
2 23 (17.56%) MS Office
3 5 (3.82%) AutoCAD
4 2 (1.53%) SketchUp
4 2 (1.53%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 12 (9.16%) Office 365
2 3 (2.29%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (16.79%) Firewall
2 18 (13.74%) DNS
2 18 (13.74%) SAN
3 14 (10.69%) Internet
3 14 (10.69%) DHCP
4 13 (9.92%) Wi-Fi
4 13 (9.92%) Cisco ASA
5 11 (8.40%) VLAN
6 10 (7.63%) Network Security
7 8 (6.11%) TCP/IP
7 8 (6.11%) VPN
8 7 (5.34%) Wireless
9 6 (4.58%) IP Telephony
10 5 (3.82%) VoIP
11 4 (3.05%) LAN
11 4 (3.05%) Cisco IOS
12 3 (2.29%) IMAP
12 3 (2.29%) WAN
12 3 (2.29%) POP3
12 3 (2.29%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (21.37%) SQL Server
2 10 (7.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.29%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (1.53%) MySQL
5 1 (0.76%) FileMaker
5 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (6.87%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (9.16%) Finance
2 8 (6.11%) Banking
2 8 (6.11%) Retail
3 6 (4.58%) Legal
4 3 (2.29%) Local Government
4 3 (2.29%) Marketing
5 2 (1.53%) Games
5 2 (1.53%) Law
5 2 (1.53%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (10.69%) J2EE
2 10 (7.63%) COM+
3 3 (2.29%) COM
4 2 (1.53%) LAMP
5 1 (0.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (16.03%) Management Information System
2 20 (15.27%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.05%) iPhone
4 3 (2.29%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.29%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.53%) VLE
5 2 (1.53%) Statistics
5 2 (1.53%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.53%) Open Source
5 2 (1.53%) Digital Media
5 2 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.76%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.76%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.76%) EPoS
6 1 (0.76%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 77 (58.78%) Windows
2 39 (29.77%) Windows 7
3 33 (25.19%) Windows Server 2008
4 29 (22.14%) Linux
5 23 (17.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (12.98%) UNIX
6 17 (12.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (10.69%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (9.16%) Mac OS X
9 9 (6.87%) Windows XP
10 7 (5.34%) Android
11 5 (3.82%) Windows Vista
11 5 (3.82%) Windows 8
12 3 (2.29%) Ubuntu
12 3 (2.29%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.76%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.76%) CentOS
13 1 (0.76%) Mac OS X Server
13 1 (0.76%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (21.37%) ITIL
2 13 (9.92%) Performance Management
3 10 (7.63%) Service Management
4 9 (6.87%) Change Control
5 8 (6.11%) Root Cause Analysis
5 8 (6.11%) Coaching
5 8 (6.11%) Service Delivery
5 8 (6.11%) Validation
6 7 (5.34%) Migration
6 7 (5.34%) Information Security
6 7 (5.34%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (5.34%) ITSM
6 7 (5.34%) SIEM
7 6 (4.58%) Kalman Filter
8 5 (3.82%) Mentoring
8 5 (3.82%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (3.82%) SOA
9 4 (3.05%) Time Management
10 3 (2.29%) Data Protection
10 3 (2.29%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 14 (10.69%) Java
2 9 (6.87%) SQL
3 5 (3.82%) PowerShell
4 4 (3.05%) PHP
5 3 (2.29%) Python
6 2 (1.53%) Ruby
6 2 (1.53%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 26 (19.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (14.50%) MCSE
3 14 (10.69%) RHCE
4 12 (9.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 12 (9.16%) MCP
5 10 (7.63%) MCSA
6 8 (6.11%) MCITP
7 7 (5.34%) CISSP
7 7 (5.34%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (5.34%) CISM
7 7 (5.34%) CCNA
7 7 (5.34%) ISEB
8 6 (4.58%) A+ Certification
8 6 (4.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 5 (3.82%) Degree
10 4 (3.05%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (3.05%) CCA
10 4 (3.05%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (1.53%) CCENT
12 1 (0.76%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (16.03%) SLA
2 9 (6.87%) QA
3 7 (5.34%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 44 (33.59%) Active Directory
2 28 (21.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (10.69%) Hyper-V
4 10 (7.63%) XenApp
5 5 (3.82%) XenDesktop
6 4 (3.05%) Terminal Services
7 3 (2.29%) vSphere
7 3 (2.29%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.76%) FreeRADIUS
8 1 (0.76%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.76%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.76%) NFS
Systems Management
1 9 (6.87%) EMC NetWorker
1 9 (6.87%) NetCrunch
2 7 (5.34%) Nessus
3 5 (3.82%) Casper Suite
4 4 (3.05%) Backup Exec
5 3 (2.29%) SCCM
6 2 (1.53%) Puppet
6 2 (1.53%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.53%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 46 (35.11%) Microsoft
2 41 (31.30%) VMware
3 29 (22.14%) Cisco
4 21 (16.03%) Apple
5 17 (12.98%) Red Hat
6 16 (12.21%) Splunk
7 14 (10.69%) Open Text
7 14 (10.69%) Vignette
8 12 (9.16%) EMC
9 11 (8.40%) Citrix
10 9 (6.87%) HP
11 8 (6.11%) Websense
12 7 (5.34%) Sourcefire
13 6 (4.58%) Mitel
13 6 (4.58%) Symantec
14 5 (3.82%) AppDynamics
15 4 (3.05%) Novell
16 3 (2.29%) Polycom
16 3 (2.29%) ProCurve
17 2 (1.53%) SolarWinds
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