Period
to 24 July 2021

The median annual salary for an IT Technician was £25,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 July 2021.

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

IT Technician
UK
6 months to
24 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 735 630 742
Rank change year-on-year -105 +112 +43
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Technician 259 170 398
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.24% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.25% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 204 154 335
10th Percentile £20,250 £19,000 £19,175
25th Percentile £21,688 £21,500 £21,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £25,000 £26,522 £25,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.74% +6.09% -
75th Percentile £29,412 £30,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £33,675 £33,500 £34,079
UK excluding London median annual salary £24,000 £26,250 £25,000
% change year-on-year -8.57% +5.00% +5.26%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 103,220 67,273 138,654
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.23% 95.03% 95.87%
Number of salaries quoted 73,547 54,887 112,038
10th Percentile £31,875 £31,250 £28,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

IT Technician
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Technician in the UK

IT Technician
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing IT Technician.

Salary trend for IT Technician in the UK

IT Technician
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing IT Technician over the 6 months to 24 July 2021.

Salary histogram for IT Technician in the UK

IT Technician
Top 16 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 6 months to 24 July 2021. 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
UK excluding London -27 238 £24,000 -8.57% 171
England -100 230 £25,000 -7.41% 170
North of England -38 68 £24,000 -4.00% 66
South East -63 52 £24,000 -12.73% 29
Midlands -39 43 £24,500 -3.92% 26
South West -44 31 £24,500 - 29
Yorkshire -50 30 £24,000 -6.34% 18
North West -26 27 £23,500 -6.00% 32
East Midlands -31 22 £25,000 +12.36% 9
West Midlands -43 21 £24,000 -16.52% 17
East of England -39 20 £27,500 -7.56% 13
Work from Home -241 20 £26,500 -3.64% 7
London -124 16 £29,844 +7.55% 7
Wales -5 12 £24,250 +16.17% 5
Scotland -51 12 £30,000 +20.00% 2
North East -12 11 £24,750 +10.00% 16

IT Technician Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 2021, IT Technician job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring IT Technician in the job title.

1 173 (66.80%) Windows
2 136 (52.51%) Active Directory
3 132 (50.97%) Microsoft
3 132 (50.97%) Microsoft 365
4 96 (37.07%) Microsoft Office
4 96 (37.07%) Windows 10
5 95 (36.68%) Social Skills
6 70 (27.03%) Windows Server
7 47 (18.15%) VMware
8 46 (17.76%) Problem-Solving
9 45 (17.37%) Hyper-V
10 39 (15.06%) ITIL
11 38 (14.67%) DNS
12 36 (13.90%) Driving Licence
13 35 (13.51%) DHCP
14 33 (12.74%) TCP/IP
15 32 (12.36%) Cisco
15 32 (12.36%) Windows Server 2012
16 31 (11.97%) VMware Infrastructure
16 31 (11.97%) Firewall
17 30 (11.58%) Windows Server 2016
18 29 (11.20%) Veeam
19 28 (10.81%) Azure
19 28 (10.81%) SQL
20 24 (9.27%) Citrix
20 24 (9.27%) Degree
21 23 (8.88%) SLA
21 23 (8.88%) Internet
21 23 (8.88%) SQL Server
21 23 (8.88%) MS Exchange

IT Technician Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 23 (8.88%) MS Exchange
2 20 (7.72%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.77%) IIS
3 2 (0.77%) WordPress
Applications
1 96 (37.07%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.93%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.77%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.39%) Dynamics GP
1 1 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.39%) MFGPRO
1 1 (0.39%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 132 (50.97%) Microsoft 365
2 28 (10.81%) Azure
3 14 (5.41%) Power Platform
4 9 (3.47%) AWS
5 8 (3.09%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (1.54%) OneDrive
7 3 (1.16%) Mimecast
7 3 (1.16%) Route 53
7 3 (1.16%) SaaS
8 2 (0.77%) Google Workspace
8 2 (0.77%) PowerApps
9 1 (0.39%) IaaS
9 1 (0.39%) Serverless
9 1 (0.39%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 38 (14.67%) DNS
2 35 (13.51%) DHCP
3 33 (12.74%) TCP/IP
4 31 (11.97%) Firewall
5 23 (8.88%) Internet
6 22 (8.49%) LAN
6 22 (8.49%) VPN
6 22 (8.49%) WAN
7 18 (6.95%) VoIP
8 16 (6.18%) SAN
9 12 (4.63%) NAS
9 12 (4.63%) VLAN
10 10 (3.86%) Wireless
11 9 (3.47%) Wi-Fi
12 6 (2.32%) Remote Desktop
13 5 (1.93%) Broadband
13 5 (1.93%) Network Security
14 4 (1.54%) MPLS
15 3 (1.16%) Cisco IOS
16 2 (0.77%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (8.88%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.25%) Power BI
3 5 (1.93%) MySQL
4 2 (0.77%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.39%) MS Access
General
1 95 (36.68%) Social Skills
2 17 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (6.56%) Organisational Skills
3 15 (5.79%) Law
3 15 (5.79%) Manufacturing
4 14 (5.41%) Finance
5 10 (3.86%) Public Sector
5 10 (3.86%) Retail
6 6 (2.32%) Legal
6 6 (2.32%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (1.93%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.54%) Automotive
8 4 (1.54%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 2 (0.77%) Documentation Skills
9 2 (0.77%) Electronics
9 2 (0.77%) Marketing
10 1 (0.39%) Advertising
10 1 (0.39%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.39%) French Language
10 1 (0.39%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.77%) HTML
1 2 (0.77%) Web Services
2 1 (0.39%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 36 (13.90%) Driving Licence
2 17 (6.56%) Management Information System
3 13 (5.02%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (2.70%) Data Centre
4 7 (2.70%) EPoS
4 7 (2.70%) iPhone
5 6 (2.32%) iPad
6 5 (1.93%) Client/Server
6 5 (1.93%) Smartphone
7 4 (1.54%) Life Science
7 4 (1.54%) Mobile Computing
7 4 (1.54%) Renewable Energy
8 3 (1.16%) CCTV
9 2 (0.77%) Animation
9 2 (0.77%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (0.77%) e-Learning
9 2 (0.77%) Handset
9 2 (0.77%) Media Streaming
9 2 (0.77%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.39%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 173 (66.80%) Windows
2 96 (37.07%) Windows 10
3 70 (27.03%) Windows Server
4 32 (12.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 30 (11.58%) Windows Server 2016
6 20 (7.72%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (7.72%) Windows Server 2019
7 17 (6.56%) Android
7 17 (6.56%) Windows 7
8 16 (6.18%) Windows 8
9 15 (5.79%) Windows XP
10 13 (5.02%) Apple iOS
11 9 (3.47%) Linux
12 5 (1.93%) Mac OS X
13 4 (1.54%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.39%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (17.76%) Problem-Solving
2 39 (15.06%) ITIL
3 20 (7.72%) Mathematics
4 16 (6.18%) ERP
5 15 (5.79%) Network Management
6 14 (5.41%) Service Delivery
7 13 (5.02%) Service Management
8 11 (4.25%) Asset Management
8 11 (4.25%) Change Management
9 10 (3.86%) IT Strategy
10 9 (3.47%) Mobile Device Management
11 8 (3.09%) Computer Science
12 7 (2.70%) Application Packaging
12 7 (2.70%) Project Delivery
12 7 (2.70%) Time Management
13 5 (1.93%) Decision-Making
13 5 (1.93%) Disaster Recovery
13 5 (1.93%) Document Management
13 5 (1.93%) Knowledge Management
13 5 (1.93%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (10.81%) SQL
2 19 (7.34%) C
3 7 (2.70%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.39%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.39%) PHP
4 1 (0.39%) Python
4 1 (0.39%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.39%) VB
4 1 (0.39%) VBA
Qualifications
1 24 (9.27%) Degree
2 9 (3.47%) ITIL Certification
3 8 (3.09%) DBS Check
3 8 (3.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (1.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 5 (1.93%) MCSE
5 3 (1.16%) CCNA
5 3 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.16%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.77%) MCP
7 1 (0.39%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.39%) MCITP
7 1 (0.39%) MCSA
7 1 (0.39%) MCTS
7 1 (0.39%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (0.39%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.39%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (8.88%) SLA
2 21 (8.11%) QA
3 11 (4.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 8 (3.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.77%) GDPR
6 1 (0.39%) COSHH
6 1 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 136 (52.51%) Active Directory
2 45 (17.37%) Hyper-V
3 31 (11.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (2.32%) Virtual Servers
4 6 (2.32%) XenApp
4 6 (2.32%) XenDesktop
5 4 (1.54%) VirtualBox
6 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.39%) pfSense
7 1 (0.39%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 13 (5.02%) SCCM
2 9 (3.47%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (1.54%) Backup Exec
4 2 (0.77%) FortiGate
4 2 (0.77%) Jamf Pro
4 2 (0.77%) SCOM
4 2 (0.77%) SCVMM
4 2 (0.77%) WSUS
5 1 (0.39%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.39%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (0.39%) PaperCut
5 1 (0.39%) SCDPM
5 1 (0.39%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 132 (50.97%) Microsoft
2 47 (18.15%) VMware
3 32 (12.36%) Cisco
4 29 (11.20%) Veeam
5 24 (9.27%) Citrix
6 18 (6.95%) Apple
7 11 (4.25%) Acronis
7 11 (4.25%) JD Edwards
7 11 (4.25%) MAPICS
8 6 (2.32%) CommVault
9 5 (1.93%) BT
9 5 (1.93%) iManage
9 5 (1.93%) Meraki
9 5 (1.93%) Sophos
10 4 (1.54%) Mitel
10 4 (1.54%) Symantec
10 4 (1.54%) Veritas
11 3 (1.16%) HP
11 3 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (1.16%) SAP