Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for an IT Technician was £23,250 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 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
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 748 765 803
Rank change year-on-year +17 +38 +88
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Technician 470 481 539
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.26% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.27% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 434 445 485
UK median annual salary £23,250 £23,000 £23,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.09% - -2.13%
10th Percentile £18,500 £18,500 £17,750
90th Percentile £30,925 £33,000 £32,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £23,000 £23,000 £22,500
% change year-on-year - +2.22% -

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 172189 180467 210956
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.78% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138171 151048 175187
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

IT Technician
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 20 November 2017.

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 20 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
England +41 441 £23,500 - 54
UK excluding London +13 398 £23,000 - 48
North of England +9 108 £22,000 - 11
South East +35 104 £22,500 -10.00% 9
London +4 62 £27,000 -3.57% 9
Midlands -30 61 £23,500 +4.44% 14
East of England +20 56 £21,500 -8.51% 7
North West -12 55 £23,000 +4.55% 6
South West +34 52 £23,500 -12.15% 4
Yorkshire +8 47 £21,250 -7.61% 4
East Midlands +34 31 £22,500 -9.09% 4
West Midlands -42 30 £25,500 +13.33% 10
Wales +11 12 £27,500 +36.29% 3
North East +1 6 £22,000 - 1
Scotland -27 6 £20,372 -5.25%
Northern Ireland - 1 £22,500 -

IT Technician Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 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 featuring IT Technician in the job title.

1 381 (81.06%) Windows
2 296 (62.98%) Active Directory
3 240 (51.06%) Microsoft
4 169 (35.96%) Windows Server
5 149 (31.70%) Microsoft Office
6 136 (28.94%) VMware
7 130 (27.66%) Windows 7
8 120 (25.53%) Windows Server 2012
9 119 (25.32%) ITIL
10 108 (22.98%) Windows 10
11 106 (22.55%) MS Exchange
12 96 (20.43%) Office 365
13 94 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
14 85 (18.09%) Windows 8
15 77 (16.38%) DNS
16 75 (15.96%) Microsoft Certification
16 75 (15.96%) VMware Infrastructure
17 73 (15.53%) DHCP
18 71 (15.11%) Firewall
19 66 (14.04%) Driving Licence
20 61 (12.98%) DBS Check
21 56 (11.91%) MCSE
22 55 (11.70%) Hyper-V
23 52 (11.06%) Cisco
23 52 (11.06%) SQL
23 52 (11.06%) Exchange Server 2010
24 48 (10.21%) CCNA
24 48 (10.21%) Cisco Certification
25 47 (10.00%) MCP
25 47 (10.00%) TCP/IP

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
1 106 (22.55%) MS Exchange
2 52 (11.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 31 (6.60%) SharePoint
4 22 (4.68%) Exchange Server 2013
5 12 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2007
6 11 (2.34%) Skype for Business
7 4 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (0.85%) WordPress
8 3 (0.64%) Moodle
9 2 (0.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.43%) IIS
9 2 (0.43%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.21%) Apache
10 1 (0.21%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.21%) nginx
Applications
1 149 (31.70%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (5.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.85%) Acrobat
4 4 (0.85%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (0.85%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.43%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.43%) Revit
5 2 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.21%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.21%) CINEMA 4D
6 1 (0.21%) Maya
Business Applications
1 4 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.64%) Sage 1000
3 2 (0.43%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.43%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.21%) Orchard Housing
4 1 (0.21%) Pegasus Opera
4 1 (0.21%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.21%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 96 (20.43%) Office 365
2 29 (6.17%) G Suite
3 7 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.64%) OneDrive
4 3 (0.64%) SaaS
5 2 (0.43%) GitHub
5 2 (0.43%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.21%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 77 (16.38%) DNS
2 73 (15.53%) DHCP
3 71 (15.11%) Firewall
4 47 (10.00%) TCP/IP
5 36 (7.66%) LAN
6 35 (7.45%) WAN
7 25 (5.32%) WLAN
8 24 (5.11%) VPN
8 24 (5.11%) Wireless
9 20 (4.26%) VoIP
10 15 (3.19%) Wi-Fi
11 14 (2.98%) VLAN
12 10 (2.13%) Internet
12 10 (2.13%) Skype
13 9 (1.91%) Remote Desktop
14 8 (1.70%) Intranet
15 7 (1.49%) SAN
16 6 (1.28%) Network Security
17 4 (0.85%) IPFIX
17 4 (0.85%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (5.96%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.28%) Relational Database
3 5 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (0.85%) RDBMS
5 3 (0.64%) MySQL
6 2 (0.43%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.21%) Big Data
7 1 (0.21%) MS Access
7 1 (0.21%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 2 (0.43%) Git (software)
1 2 (0.43%) JIRA
1 2 (0.43%) TeamCity
1 2 (0.43%) Visual Studio
General
1 25 (5.32%) Telecoms
2 20 (4.26%) Finance
3 18 (3.83%) Manufacturing
4 10 (2.13%) Retail
5 7 (1.49%) Legal
6 6 (1.28%) Marketing
7 5 (1.06%) Advertising
7 5 (1.06%) Law
8 2 (0.43%) Automotive
8 2 (0.43%) Back Office
8 2 (0.43%) Electronics
8 2 (0.43%) German Language
8 2 (0.43%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.21%) Banking
9 1 (0.21%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (1.91%) HTML
2 8 (1.70%) .NET
3 6 (1.28%) CSS
4 5 (1.06%) ASP.NET
5 4 (0.85%) Ajax
5 4 (0.85%) jQuery
5 4 (0.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (0.43%) LAMP
6 2 (0.43%) XML
7 1 (0.21%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.21%) REST
7 1 (0.21%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.21%) V-Ray
7 1 (0.21%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 66 (14.04%) Driving Licence
2 35 (7.45%) iPad
3 22 (4.68%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (3.40%) Computer Science
5 7 (1.49%) EPoS
6 6 (1.28%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.06%) Data Centre
8 4 (0.85%) AS400
8 4 (0.85%) iPhone
8 4 (0.85%) Replication
9 3 (0.64%) Blackberry
9 3 (0.64%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.64%) PlayStation
9 3 (0.64%) VLE
10 2 (0.43%) CCTV
10 2 (0.43%) CESG
10 2 (0.43%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.43%) Video Conferencing
11 1 (0.21%) Animation
11 1 (0.21%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 381 (81.06%) Windows
2 169 (35.96%) Windows Server
3 130 (27.66%) Windows 7
4 120 (25.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 108 (22.98%) Windows 10
6 94 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 85 (18.09%) Windows 8
8 36 (7.66%) Windows XP
9 33 (7.02%) Linux
10 14 (2.98%) Apple iOS
11 13 (2.77%) Android
11 13 (2.77%) Windows Server 2003
12 12 (2.55%) Ubuntu
13 11 (2.34%) CentOS
14 10 (2.13%) Mac OS X
15 8 (1.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 7 (1.49%) Mac OS
17 4 (0.85%) Debian
18 3 (0.64%) SUSE
19 2 (0.43%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (25.32%) ITIL
2 35 (7.45%) Time Management
3 25 (5.32%) ITIL V2
4 19 (4.04%) CRM
5 14 (2.98%) Hardware Maintenance
6 13 (2.77%) Asset Management
6 13 (2.77%) Incident Management
7 12 (2.55%) Network Monitoring
8 11 (2.34%) Line Management
8 11 (2.34%) Service Delivery
9 9 (1.91%) Disaster Recovery
9 9 (1.91%) ERP
9 9 (1.91%) Mobile Device Management
10 8 (1.70%) ITIL V3
10 8 (1.70%) Service Management
11 7 (1.49%) Mathematics
11 7 (1.49%) Software Deployment
12 6 (1.28%) Change Management
13 5 (1.06%) Information Security
13 5 (1.06%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 52 (11.06%) SQL
2 12 (2.55%) PowerShell
3 9 (1.91%) Bash Shell
3 9 (1.91%) C
4 6 (1.28%) C#
4 6 (1.28%) JavaScript
4 6 (1.28%) T-SQL
5 2 (0.43%) Perl
5 2 (0.43%) PHP
5 2 (0.43%) Python
5 2 (0.43%) VB
5 2 (0.43%) VBA
6 1 (0.21%) ANSI C
6 1 (0.21%) C++
6 1 (0.21%) Embedded C
6 1 (0.21%) Java
6 1 (0.21%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.21%) VB6
6 1 (0.21%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 75 (15.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 61 (12.98%) DBS Check
3 56 (11.91%) MCSE
4 48 (10.21%) CCNA
4 48 (10.21%) Cisco Certification
5 47 (10.00%) MCP
6 43 (9.15%) Degree
7 34 (7.23%) A+ Certification
8 26 (5.53%) CCNP
9 17 (3.62%) MCSA
9 17 (3.62%) Security Cleared
10 13 (2.77%) SC Cleared
11 12 (2.55%) ITIL Certification
12 8 (1.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 8 (1.70%) MCITP
13 4 (0.85%) Master's Degree
13 4 (0.85%) MCDST
13 4 (0.85%) MCTS
14 3 (0.64%) CISSP
14 3 (0.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (5.11%) SLA
2 3 (0.64%) JSP 440
3 2 (0.43%) PMO
4 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.21%) QA
System Software
1 296 (62.98%) Active Directory
2 75 (15.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 55 (11.70%) Hyper-V
4 10 (2.13%) Terminal Services
5 7 (1.49%) vSphere
6 6 (1.28%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 4 (0.85%) XenApp
8 3 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.21%) Firmware
10 1 (0.21%) NFS
10 1 (0.21%) Samba
10 1 (0.21%) Snort
10 1 (0.21%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.21%) Xen
Systems Management
1 16 (3.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 14 (2.98%) WSUS
3 12 (2.55%) SCCM
4 8 (1.70%) Backup Exec
5 4 (0.85%) vCenter Server
6 2 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.21%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.21%) MAILsweeper
7 1 (0.21%) Nagios
7 1 (0.21%) SmoothWall
7 1 (0.21%) Snorby
7 1 (0.21%) Suricata
7 1 (0.21%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 240 (51.06%) Microsoft
2 136 (28.94%) VMware
3 52 (11.06%) Cisco
4 36 (7.66%) Apple
4 36 (7.66%) Google
5 29 (6.17%) Citrix
6 21 (4.47%) HP
7 16 (3.40%) Veeam
8 12 (2.55%) Adobe
9 11 (2.34%) Sophos
10 10 (2.13%) Red Hat
11 9 (1.91%) Symantec
12 7 (1.49%) SAP
13 6 (1.28%) D-Link
14 5 (1.06%) LANDesk
14 5 (1.06%) Mitel
14 5 (1.06%) Sage
14 5 (1.06%) WatchGuard
15 4 (0.85%) Kaspersky
15 4 (0.85%) SOTI