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 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
Senior Technician
Rank 811 855 843
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Technician 79 46 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.070% 0.042% 0.042%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.074% 0.045% 0.044%
Number of salaries quoted 51 39 41
Average salary £32,500 £38,000 £31,503
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.47% +20.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,457 £30,000 £27,477
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £55,000 £44,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,750 £31,500
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +13.49%

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%

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 22 October 2014 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 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 +48 74 £32,500 -12.16% 8
South East - 35 £32,500 - 3
Surrey - 15 £27,500 - 2
London +7 14 £35,000 -19.54% 1
East Sussex - 10 £33,500 -
West Midlands -21 8 £24,457 -38.85%
Brighton - 7 £33,500 -
South West -12 6 - - 1
Bristol - 6 - - 1
Berkshire - 6 £34,500 -
Bracknell - 5 - -
Scotland -1 4 £32,500 -18.75%
Edinburgh -6 3 £32,500 -18.75%
East of England -22 3 £45,000 +36.36% 1
Yorkshire -28 3 £32,500 -18.75% 2
Staffordshire - 3 - -
North West - 3 £37,500 -
Romford - 3 £20,296 -
Solihull - 3 £24,457 -
Uttoxeter - 3 - -
Hertfordshire -16 2 £45,000 +57.89%
West Yorkshire -31 2 £32,500 -18.75% 2
North East - 2 - -
West Sussex - 2 £25,000 - 1
Cheshire - 2 £42,500 -
Durham - 2 - -
Wilmslow - 2 £42,500 -
Haywards Heath - 2 £25,000 -
Hertford - 2 £45,000 -
Worcestershire -5 1 £30,500 -23.75%

Senior Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 72 (48.65%) Windows
2 43 (29.05%) Active Directory
3 42 (28.38%) Microsoft
3 42 (28.38%) Windows 7
4 40 (27.03%) VMware
5 38 (25.68%) ITIL
6 36 (24.32%) MS Excel
7 32 (21.62%) Windows Server 2008
8 30 (20.27%) SQL Server
9 28 (18.92%) Firewall
10 26 (17.57%) VMware Infrastructure
11 25 (16.89%) Linux
12 24 (16.22%) DNS
13 23 (15.54%) SLA
13 23 (15.54%) Cisco
13 23 (15.54%) MS Exchange
13 23 (15.54%) Management Information System
14 22 (14.86%) Wi-Fi
14 22 (14.86%) DHCP
15 21 (14.19%) Analytical Skills
16 20 (13.51%) SAN
17 19 (12.84%) MS Office
18 17 (11.49%) Microsoft Certification
18 17 (11.49%) Windows Server 2003
19 15 (10.14%) Finance
20 14 (9.46%) Mac OS X
20 14 (9.46%) Apple
20 14 (9.46%) Service Management
20 14 (9.46%) SharePoint
21 13 (8.78%) EMC

Senior Technician
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 23 (15.54%) MS Exchange
2 14 (9.46%) SharePoint
3 11 (7.43%) IIS
4 8 (5.41%) CICS
5 7 (4.73%) Apache
6 6 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.35%) SAS
8 2 (1.35%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.35%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.68%) CMS
9 1 (0.68%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 36 (24.32%) MS Excel
2 19 (12.84%) MS Office
3 6 (4.05%) AutoCAD
4 2 (1.35%) SketchUp
4 2 (1.35%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.03%) Office 365
2 2 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (18.92%) Firewall
2 24 (16.22%) DNS
3 22 (14.86%) Wi-Fi
3 22 (14.86%) DHCP
4 20 (13.51%) SAN
5 13 (8.78%) VLAN
6 11 (7.43%) Cisco ASA
7 9 (6.08%) LAN
7 9 (6.08%) WAN
7 9 (6.08%) TCP/IP
8 7 (4.73%) Internet
8 7 (4.73%) VoIP
9 6 (4.05%) IP Telephony
9 6 (4.05%) LDAP
9 6 (4.05%) Wireless
10 5 (3.38%) Intranet
10 5 (3.38%) VPN
10 5 (3.38%) SSL
11 4 (2.70%) Network Security
12 3 (2.03%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (20.27%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (5.41%) DB2
4 6 (4.05%) MySQL
5 5 (3.38%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (2.03%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.68%) Impala
8 1 (0.68%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.68%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.68%) Big Data
8 1 (0.68%) FileMaker
8 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.68%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 9 (6.08%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (10.14%) Finance
2 13 (8.78%) Banking
3 8 (5.41%) Retail
4 5 (3.38%) Multimedia
4 5 (3.38%) Games
4 5 (3.38%) Marketing
5 4 (2.70%) Local Government
6 3 (2.03%) Legal
7 2 (1.35%) Law
7 2 (1.35%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.68%) Front Office
8 1 (0.68%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.76%) COM+
2 5 (3.38%) HTML
2 5 (3.38%) LAMP
3 1 (0.68%) Middleware
3 1 (0.68%) XML
3 1 (0.68%) COM
3 1 (0.68%) .NET
3 1 (0.68%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 23 (15.54%) Management Information System
2 21 (14.19%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.41%) Mainframe
4 5 (3.38%) Open Source
4 5 (3.38%) VLE
5 3 (2.03%) LPAR
5 3 (2.03%) iSeries
6 2 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.68%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.68%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.68%) EPoS
7 1 (0.68%) EMV
7 1 (0.68%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.68%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.68%) iPhone
7 1 (0.68%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.68%) Statistics
7 1 (0.68%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 72 (48.65%) Windows
2 42 (28.38%) Windows 7
3 32 (21.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (16.89%) Linux
5 17 (11.49%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (9.46%) Mac OS X
7 11 (7.43%) Windows XP
8 10 (6.76%) Windows 8
8 10 (6.76%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (5.41%) zOS
10 7 (4.73%) Android
11 6 (4.05%) UNIX
12 5 (3.38%) Apple iOS
12 5 (3.38%) Windows Vista
13 3 (2.03%) OS/400
14 2 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (1.35%) Solaris
15 1 (0.68%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.68%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.68%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (25.68%) ITIL
2 14 (9.46%) Service Management
3 13 (8.78%) Validation
3 13 (8.78%) Performance Management
4 11 (7.43%) Change Control
5 10 (6.76%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (5.41%) Service Delivery
6 8 (5.41%) Root Cause Analysis
6 8 (5.41%) Coaching
7 7 (4.73%) ITSM
7 7 (4.73%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (4.05%) Mentoring
9 5 (3.38%) DevOps
9 5 (3.38%) Software Deployment
9 5 (3.38%) SOA
9 5 (3.38%) Scrum
9 5 (3.38%) Unit Testing
9 5 (3.38%) Time Management
10 4 (2.70%) Line Management
11 3 (2.03%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (8.78%) SQL
2 12 (8.11%) PHP
3 11 (7.43%) PowerShell
4 6 (4.05%) Python
4 6 (4.05%) VB
5 5 (3.38%) Ruby
5 5 (3.38%) Bash Shell
6 3 (2.03%) VBScript
7 2 (1.35%) Java
8 1 (0.68%) Clojure
8 1 (0.68%) PowerHouse
8 1 (0.68%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.68%) C#
Qualifications
1 17 (11.49%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (8.78%) MCSE
3 12 (8.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 11 (7.43%) MCP
5 6 (4.05%) A+ Certification
5 6 (4.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 5 (3.38%) MCITP
7 4 (2.70%) CCNA
7 4 (2.70%) MCSA
7 4 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (2.03%) CISM
8 3 (2.03%) CISSP
8 3 (2.03%) ISEB
9 2 (1.35%) CCENT
9 2 (1.35%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.68%) RHCE
10 1 (0.68%) HND
10 1 (0.68%) CCA
10 1 (0.68%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (15.54%) SLA
2 9 (6.08%) QA
3 7 (4.73%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 43 (29.05%) Active Directory
2 26 (17.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (8.11%) Hyper-V
4 8 (5.41%) RACF
5 7 (4.73%) vSphere
5 7 (4.73%) XenApp
6 4 (2.70%) Terminal Services
7 3 (2.03%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.68%) ACF2
8 1 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.68%) FreeRADIUS
8 1 (0.68%) NFS
8 1 (0.68%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 11 (7.43%) SCCM
2 9 (6.08%) NetCrunch
2 9 (6.08%) EMC NetWorker
3 6 (4.05%) Backup Exec
4 5 (3.38%) Puppet
4 5 (3.38%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (2.03%) Nessus
6 2 (1.35%) Cacti
6 2 (1.35%) SolarWinds Orion
6 2 (1.35%) OpenView
6 2 (1.35%) CiscoWorks
6 2 (1.35%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.68%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.68%) WSUS
Vendors
1 42 (28.38%) Microsoft
2 40 (27.03%) VMware
3 23 (15.54%) Cisco
4 14 (9.46%) Apple
5 13 (8.78%) EMC
6 12 (8.11%) Splunk
7 11 (7.43%) Citrix
8 9 (6.08%) HP
9 6 (4.05%) Mitel
9 6 (4.05%) Symantec
10 5 (3.38%) Oracle
11 4 (2.70%) Websense
12 3 (2.03%) Avaya
12 3 (2.03%) Sourcefire
12 3 (2.03%) SolarWinds
13 2 (1.35%) SonicWALL
13 2 (1.35%) Polycom
13 2 (1.35%) Lotus
13 2 (1.35%) Red Hat
14 1 (0.68%) Ruckus Wireless
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