The median annual salary for a IT Technician was £22,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

IT Technician
England / North West
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 243 211 222
Rank change year-on-year -32 +11  
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Technician 4 29 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.065% 0.51% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.067% 0.52% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 3 28 32
Median salary £22,000 £22,750 £24,690
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.29% -7.85%  
90% offered a salary of more than £19,600 £19,700 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £24,400 £25,300 £30,000
UK excluding London median salary £22,074 £23,000 £23,500
% change year-on-year -4.02% -2.12%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 5952 5571 6393
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 96.88% 97.06% 96.75%
Number of salaries quoted 4981 4675 5148
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +3.75%  

IT Technician
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West that featured IT Technician in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for IT Technician in the North West

IT Technician
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing IT Technician in the North West.

Salary trend for IT Technician in the North West

IT Technician
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IT Technician within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -40 2 £25,000 +14.94% 3
Cumbria +13 1 £22,000 -15.38%
Lancashire -10 1 £19,000 +5.55% 1
IT Technician
England

IT Technician Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT Technician job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region featuring IT Technician in the job title.

1 27 (69.23%) Windows
2 21 (53.85%) Active Directory
3 17 (43.59%) Windows Server
4 14 (35.90%) Microsoft
5 10 (25.64%) VMware
5 10 (25.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (23.08%) MS Office
6 9 (23.08%) MS Excel
7 8 (20.51%) Office 365
7 8 (20.51%) Windows 7
7 8 (20.51%) Hyper-V
7 8 (20.51%) Windows 8
8 7 (17.95%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (17.95%) SharePoint
9 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (15.38%) VoIP
9 6 (15.38%) Finance
9 6 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
10 5 (12.82%) DNS
10 5 (12.82%) Cisco
10 5 (12.82%) MS Exchange
10 5 (12.82%) CRM
10 5 (12.82%) SQL
10 5 (12.82%) ITIL
11 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
11 4 (10.26%) MCSE
11 4 (10.26%) SLA
11 4 (10.26%) TCP/IP
11 4 (10.26%) VPN
11 4 (10.26%) Sage

IT Technician Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (17.95%) SharePoint
2 5 (12.82%) MS Exchange
3 3 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (7.69%) Skype for Business
4 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (23.08%) MS Excel
1 9 (23.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Line 50
1 3 (7.69%) Sage X3
2 1 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (20.51%) Office 365
2 3 (7.69%) Mimecast
2 3 (7.69%) OneDrive
3 2 (5.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.38%) VoIP
2 5 (12.82%) DNS
3 4 (10.26%) TCP/IP
3 4 (10.26%) VPN
4 3 (7.69%) BIG-IP
4 3 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (7.69%) MPLS
4 3 (7.69%) Skype
4 3 (7.69%) VLAN
4 3 (7.69%) Wireless
5 2 (5.13%) DHCP
5 2 (5.13%) Internet
5 2 (5.13%) WAN
6 1 (2.56%) Firewall
6 1 (2.56%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.69%) Power BI
2 3 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 6 (15.38%) Finance
2 4 (10.26%) Retail
3 2 (5.13%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.56%) Banking
4 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.13%) Driving Licence
1 2 (5.13%) iPad
1 2 (5.13%) iPhone
2 1 (2.56%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 27 (69.23%) Windows
2 17 (43.59%) Windows Server
3 10 (25.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (20.51%) Windows 7
4 8 (20.51%) Windows 8
5 7 (17.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (7.69%) Android
6 3 (7.69%) Apple iOS
6 3 (7.69%) Linux
7 2 (5.13%) Unix
7 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.56%) AIX
8 1 (2.56%) Windows 10
8 1 (2.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (12.82%) CRM
1 5 (12.82%) ITIL
2 4 (10.26%) Incident Management
3 3 (7.69%) Asset Management
4 2 (5.13%) E-Commerce
4 2 (5.13%) Issue Tracking
4 2 (5.13%) Server Virtualisation
4 2 (5.13%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.56%) Business Analysis
5 1 (2.56%) Change Management
5 1 (2.56%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.56%) IT Strategy
5 1 (2.56%) ITIL V3
5 1 (2.56%) Logistics
5 1 (2.56%) Mentoring
5 1 (2.56%) Project Management
5 1 (2.56%) Service Desk Management
5 1 (2.56%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.82%) SQL
2 1 (2.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (10.26%) MCITP
2 4 (10.26%) MCSE
2 4 (10.26%) MCTS
3 3 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (7.69%) Degree
3 3 (7.69%) MCP
3 3 (7.69%) MCSA
3 3 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.26%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (53.85%) Active Directory
2 8 (20.51%) Hyper-V
3 6 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.56%) vSphere
4 1 (2.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (7.69%) PaperCut
2 1 (2.56%) AirWatch
2 1 (2.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (35.90%) Microsoft
2 10 (25.64%) VMware
3 5 (12.82%) Cisco
4 4 (10.26%) Sage
5 3 (7.69%) F5
5 3 (7.69%) Meraki
5 3 (7.69%) Siemens
6 2 (5.13%) Remedy
7 1 (2.56%) Citrix
7 1 (2.56%) HP
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