Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for an IT Technician was £23,250 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 326 301 318
Rank change year-on-year -25 +17 +16
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Technician 54 60 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.41% 0.48% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.50% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 46 62 36
North West median annual salary £23,250 £22,000 £20,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.68% +7.32% -18.00%
10th Percentile £16,500 £18,500 £17,125
90th Percentile £28,750 £30,775 £25,250
England median annual salary £23,500 £23,500 £23,000
% change year-on-year - +2.17% -3.16%

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

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
North West
Permanent vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 12809 12111 12607
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.67% 96.99% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 10245 10184 10464
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,250 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

IT Technician
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings that featured IT Technician in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

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
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing IT Technician in the North West over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester 0 27 £23,500 +14.63% 5
Cheshire -45 16 £27,500 +25.00% 1
Lancashire +7 9 £17,000 -32.00% 1
Merseyside +17 1 - - 1
Cumbria - 1 £28,000 -
IT Technician
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 44 (81.48%) Windows
2 36 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 32 (59.26%) Microsoft
4 30 (55.56%) Windows Server
5 25 (46.30%) Driving Licence
5 25 (46.30%) VMware
6 22 (40.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (40.74%) VMware Infrastructure
7 21 (38.89%) Microsoft Office
7 21 (38.89%) Windows 8
8 19 (35.19%) MS Exchange
9 15 (27.78%) Windows 10
10 13 (24.07%) Exchange Server 2010
10 13 (24.07%) ITIL
11 12 (22.22%) Telecoms
12 10 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
12 10 (18.52%) Microsoft Certification
13 9 (16.67%) Cisco
13 9 (16.67%) MCSE
13 9 (16.67%) iPad
13 9 (16.67%) Degree
14 8 (14.81%) Time Management
14 8 (14.81%) Hyper-V
14 8 (14.81%) MCP
14 8 (14.81%) SQL
15 7 (12.96%) DNS
15 7 (12.96%) DHCP
15 7 (12.96%) Windows XP
16 6 (11.11%) CCNP
16 6 (11.11%) CCNA

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 19 (35.19%) MS Exchange
2 13 (24.07%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (5.56%) WordPress
Applications
1 21 (38.89%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (7.41%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (5.56%) Sage 1000
2 1 (1.85%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.11%) G Suite
2 3 (5.56%) Office 365
3 2 (3.70%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.96%) DHCP
1 7 (12.96%) DNS
2 6 (11.11%) Firewall
2 6 (11.11%) WLAN
3 3 (5.56%) VPN
4 2 (3.70%) LAN
4 2 (3.70%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.70%) VoIP
4 2 (3.70%) WAN
4 2 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (3.70%) Wireless
5 1 (1.85%) ADSL
5 1 (1.85%) Broadband
5 1 (1.85%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.85%) LDAP
5 1 (1.85%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (1.85%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Git (software)
1 2 (3.70%) JIRA
1 2 (3.70%) TeamCity
General
1 12 (22.22%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.56%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.70%) Retail
4 1 (1.85%) Back Office
4 1 (1.85%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.70%) HTML
2 1 (1.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 25 (46.30%) Driving Licence
2 9 (16.67%) iPad
3 3 (5.56%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.85%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 44 (81.48%) Windows
2 30 (55.56%) Windows Server
3 22 (40.74%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (38.89%) Windows 8
5 15 (27.78%) Windows 10
6 10 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (12.96%) Windows XP
8 6 (11.11%) Windows 7
9 4 (7.41%) Mac OS
10 3 (5.56%) Linux
10 3 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (1.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (24.07%) ITIL
2 8 (14.81%) Time Management
3 6 (11.11%) ITIL V2
4 4 (7.41%) ERP
5 3 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (5.56%) Change Management
5 3 (5.56%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (3.70%) Asset Management
6 2 (3.70%) Collaborative Working
6 2 (3.70%) Hardware Maintenance
6 2 (3.70%) ITIL V3
7 1 (1.85%) Application Packaging
7 1 (1.85%) Business Continuity
7 1 (1.85%) Document Management
7 1 (1.85%) Knowledge Management
7 1 (1.85%) Multichannel Retail
7 1 (1.85%) Network Management
7 1 (1.85%) Problem Management
7 1 (1.85%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 8 (14.81%) SQL
2 1 (1.85%) C#
2 1 (1.85%) C++
2 1 (1.85%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (18.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (16.67%) Degree
2 9 (16.67%) MCSE
3 8 (14.81%) MCP
4 6 (11.11%) A+ Certification
4 6 (11.11%) CCNA
4 6 (11.11%) CCNP
4 6 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (11.11%) DBS Check
5 2 (3.70%) Master's Degree
6 1 (1.85%) HND
6 1 (1.85%) MCITP
System Software
1 36 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 22 (40.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (14.81%) Hyper-V
4 3 (5.56%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (3.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (1.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 32 (59.26%) Microsoft
2 25 (46.30%) VMware
3 9 (16.67%) Cisco
4 6 (11.11%) Google
5 3 (5.56%) LANDesk
5 3 (5.56%) Sage
6 1 (1.85%) Apple
6 1 (1.85%) Avaya
6 1 (1.85%) Citrix
6 1 (1.85%) Dell
6 1 (1.85%) HP
6 1 (1.85%) Mitel
6 1 (1.85%) Pegasus
6 1 (1.85%) Ruckus Wireless
6 1 (1.85%) Veeam