The median annual salary for a IT Technician was £23,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IT Technician
UK
Rank 708 733 702
Rank change year-on-year +25 -31  
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Technician 149 215 260
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.21% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.22% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 134 195 210
Median salary £23,000 £23,500 £24,690
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.12% -4.81%  
90% offered a salary of more than £18,000 £19,000 £18,750
10% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £34,000
UK excluding London median salary £22,149 £23,000 £23,500
% change year-on-year -3.70% -2.12%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 81782 99209 102096
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67852 83080 83346
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

IT Technician
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Technician 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.

Salary trend for IT Technician in the UK

IT Technician
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing IT Technician over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for IT Technician in the UK

IT Technician
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IT Technician within the UK over the 3 months to 24 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
England +30 137 £23,000 -2.12% 53
South East +40 37 £22,500 - 7
London +46 31 £29,000 +7.40% 5
East of England +37 26 £21,250 -22.72% 8
West Midlands +17 17 £30,000 +30.43% 9
Hampshire +31 15 £21,000 +10.52%
Yorkshire +21 13 £18,000 -18.18% 9
West Yorkshire +24 12 £18,000 -19.10% 7
Kent +32 11 £24,000 -9.43% 1
Warwickshire +33 10 £30,000 +27.65% 1
Essex +18 9 £18,000 -34.54%
Leamington Spa -4 9 £30,000 +27.65% 1
Cambridgeshire +21 8 £22,500 -10.89% 2
Leeds +15 8 £18,000 -20.00% 4
Cambridge +14 8 £22,500 -13.46%
South West +8 7 £22,500 -4.25% 4
Chatham +5 7 £24,000 -9.43%
Hertfordshire +17 6 £22,000 - 3
Southampton +19 5 £19,500 -23.52%
Croydon - 5 £23,000 -
Northern Ireland - 5 £22,000 -
South Wales +14 4 £26,000 +15.55% 2
Basingstoke +13 4 £24,500 +75.00%
Cardiff +12 4 £26,000 +15.55% 2
Fareham +10 4 £20,250 +35.00%
Wales +7 4 £26,000 +15.55% 2
North West -40 4 £22,000 - 7
County Antrim - 4 £22,000 -
West Malling - 4 £19,000 -
City of London +47 3 £24,000 - 1

IT Technician Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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 featuring IT Technician in the job title.

1 332 (78.12%) Windows
2 233 (54.82%) Active Directory
3 197 (46.35%) Microsoft
4 156 (36.71%) Windows Server
5 136 (32.00%) Windows 7
6 113 (26.59%) VMware
7 108 (25.41%) MS Exchange
8 102 (24.00%) Windows 10
9 101 (23.76%) MS Excel
10 97 (22.82%) Windows Server 2008
11 96 (22.59%) MS Office
12 95 (22.35%) Windows Server 2012
13 90 (21.18%) Windows 8
14 74 (17.41%) Office 365
15 63 (14.82%) VMware Infrastructure
16 62 (14.59%) Hyper-V
17 61 (14.35%) WAN
18 60 (14.12%) LAN
18 60 (14.12%) Wi-Fi
19 56 (13.18%) Citrix
20 50 (11.76%) TCP/IP
21 46 (10.82%) DNS
22 45 (10.59%) ITIL
23 38 (8.94%) Cisco
24 35 (8.24%) Exchange Server 2010
25 34 (8.00%) Linux
25 34 (8.00%) Degree
26 33 (7.76%) DHCP
27 32 (7.53%) Microsoft Certification
28 30 (7.06%) Exchange Server 2013

IT Technician Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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
1 108 (25.41%) MS Exchange
2 35 (8.24%) Exchange Server 2010
3 30 (7.06%) Exchange Server 2013
4 21 (4.94%) SharePoint
5 8 (1.88%) IIS
6 6 (1.41%) Skype for Business
7 4 (0.94%) Confluence
7 4 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.47%) WordPress
9 1 (0.24%) Apache
9 1 (0.24%) CMS
9 1 (0.24%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.24%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.24%) Moodle
9 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.24%) Umbraco
Applications
1 101 (23.76%) MS Excel
2 96 (22.59%) MS Office
3 7 (1.65%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 6 (1.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.18%) Sage X3
2 4 (0.94%) Line 50
3 3 (0.71%) Sage 200
3 3 (0.71%) Sage 50
4 2 (0.47%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.24%) Infor LN
5 1 (0.24%) MFGPRO
5 1 (0.24%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.24%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 74 (17.41%) Office 365
2 12 (2.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (2.35%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (1.88%) G Suite
5 6 (1.41%) SaaS
6 5 (1.18%) Mimecast
6 5 (1.18%) OneDrive
7 4 (0.94%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 61 (14.35%) WAN
2 60 (14.12%) LAN
2 60 (14.12%) Wi-Fi
3 50 (11.76%) TCP/IP
4 46 (10.82%) DNS
5 33 (7.76%) DHCP
6 30 (7.06%) Firewall
7 29 (6.82%) VPN
8 26 (6.12%) VLAN
9 25 (5.88%) Wireless
10 17 (4.00%) Internet
10 17 (4.00%) Remote Desktop
11 16 (3.76%) SAN
12 15 (3.53%) VoIP
13 14 (3.29%) WebEx
14 6 (1.41%) Network Security
14 6 (1.41%) Skype
15 4 (0.94%) Cisco ASA
15 4 (0.94%) NAS
15 4 (0.94%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (6.59%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.94%) Crystal Reports
2 4 (0.94%) Power BI
2 4 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (0.71%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (0.47%) Ingres
4 2 (0.47%) MySQL
4 2 (0.47%) RDBMS
4 2 (0.47%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (1.18%) JIRA
2 2 (0.47%) Subversion
3 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 30 (7.06%) Manufacturing
2 18 (4.24%) Finance
2 18 (4.24%) Telecoms
3 9 (2.12%) Law
4 8 (1.88%) Marketing
4 8 (1.88%) Retail
5 7 (1.65%) Legal
5 7 (1.65%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (0.71%) Aerospace
6 3 (0.71%) Back Office
7 2 (0.47%) Advertising
7 2 (0.47%) Automotive
7 2 (0.47%) Games
8 1 (0.24%) Banking
8 1 (0.24%) Electronics
8 1 (0.24%) Local Government
8 1 (0.24%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.12%) Web Services
2 5 (1.18%) HTML
3 2 (0.47%) .NET
3 2 (0.47%) LAMP
3 2 (0.47%) Silverlight
4 1 (0.24%) Classic ASP
4 1 (0.24%) CSS
4 1 (0.24%) EDI
4 1 (0.24%) jQuery
4 1 (0.24%) JSON
4 1 (0.24%) LEMP Stack
4 1 (0.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (0.24%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (6.59%) Driving Licence
2 21 (4.94%) iPad
3 20 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (3.06%) Management Information System
5 9 (2.12%) AS400
6 7 (1.65%) iPhone
7 6 (1.41%) Client/Server
7 6 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (1.18%) Biotechnology
9 4 (0.94%) Computer Science
9 4 (0.94%) Data Centre
9 4 (0.94%) EPoS
9 4 (0.94%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.71%) CCTV
11 2 (0.47%) CMDB
11 2 (0.47%) Handset
11 2 (0.47%) Life Science
11 2 (0.47%) Replication
11 2 (0.47%) Streaming Video
12 1 (0.24%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 332 (78.12%) Windows
2 156 (36.71%) Windows Server
3 136 (32.00%) Windows 7
4 102 (24.00%) Windows 10
5 97 (22.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 95 (22.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 90 (21.18%) Windows 8
8 34 (8.00%) Linux
9 25 (5.88%) Mac OS X
10 18 (4.24%) Apple iOS
10 18 (4.24%) Windows Server 2003
11 17 (4.00%) Mac OS
12 14 (3.29%) Android
13 13 (3.06%) Unix
14 10 (2.35%) Windows XP
15 5 (1.18%) Ubuntu
16 4 (0.94%) CentOS
17 2 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 1 (0.24%) AIX
18 1 (0.24%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (10.59%) ITIL
2 20 (4.71%) Change Management
3 19 (4.47%) Root Cause Analysis
4 15 (3.53%) CRM
5 13 (3.06%) Coaching
5 13 (3.06%) Continuous Improvement
5 13 (3.06%) ERP
6 12 (2.82%) Project Management
6 12 (2.82%) Service Delivery
6 12 (2.82%) Workflow
7 10 (2.35%) Incident Management
8 9 (2.12%) Mobile Device Management
8 9 (2.12%) Time Management
9 8 (1.88%) Case Management
9 8 (1.88%) Email Filtering
9 8 (1.88%) Kalman Filter
9 8 (1.88%) Migration
10 7 (1.65%) Web Filtering
11 6 (1.41%) Line Management
11 6 (1.41%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 30 (7.06%) SQL
2 6 (1.41%) JavaScript
3 5 (1.18%) PHP
3 5 (1.18%) PowerShell
4 4 (0.94%) C
4 4 (0.94%) Python
5 3 (0.71%) VB
6 2 (0.47%) RPG
6 2 (0.47%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.47%) VBScript
7 1 (0.24%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 34 (8.00%) Degree
2 32 (7.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 25 (5.88%) MCP
4 14 (3.29%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (3.06%) MCSE
6 10 (2.35%) CCNA
7 9 (2.12%) DBS Check
7 9 (2.12%) MCSA
8 8 (1.88%) A+ Certification
9 5 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (1.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 5 (1.18%) MCTS
10 4 (0.94%) MCITP
10 4 (0.94%) Security Cleared
10 4 (0.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (0.71%) MCDST
12 2 (0.47%) HND
12 2 (0.47%) SC Cleared
13 1 (0.24%) DV Cleared
13 1 (0.24%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.71%) SLA
2 6 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.71%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.47%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 233 (54.82%) Active Directory
2 63 (14.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 62 (14.59%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.94%) Samba
5 4 (0.94%) Terminal Services
5 4 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.94%) VMware Workstation
5 4 (0.94%) vSphere
6 3 (0.71%) XenApp
7 1 (0.24%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.24%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 7 (1.65%) Backup Exec
2 5 (1.18%) NetBackup
2 5 (1.18%) PaperCut
3 4 (0.94%) SCCM
4 3 (0.71%) Jamf Pro
5 2 (0.47%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.24%) NetVault Backup
6 1 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.24%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.24%) WSUS
6 1 (0.24%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 197 (46.35%) Microsoft
2 113 (26.59%) VMware
3 56 (13.18%) Citrix
4 38 (8.94%) Cisco
5 26 (6.12%) HP
6 22 (5.18%) Apple
7 15 (3.53%) Dell
8 11 (2.59%) Juniper
9 9 (2.12%) Adobe
9 9 (2.12%) Google
9 9 (2.12%) Sage
10 6 (1.41%) Meraki
11 5 (1.18%) Red Hat
11 5 (1.18%) Remedy
12 4 (0.94%) Infor
12 4 (0.94%) SAP
12 4 (0.94%) Siemens
13 3 (0.71%) F5
13 3 (0.71%) Polycom
13 3 (0.71%) Veeam
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