Period
to 12 December 2017

The median annual salary for an IT Technician was £25,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 12 December 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 285 256 307
Rank change year-on-year -29 +51 -4
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Technician 27 78 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.27% 0.70% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.72% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 25 79 20
West Midlands median annual salary £25,000 £22,500 £22,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -1.10% +3.41%
10th Percentile £18,500 £18,500 £17,450
90th Percentile £32,350 £33,000 £29,250
England median annual salary £23,500 £23,500 £23,000
% change year-on-year - +2.17% -2.13%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 9711 10780 10183
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.61% 96.30% 96.84%
Number of salaries quoted 7923 8550 8483
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.06% +4.44%

IT Technician
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Technician in the West Midlands

IT Technician
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for IT Technician in the West Midlands

IT Technician
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing IT Technician in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 12 December 2017.

Salary histogram for IT Technician in the West Midlands

IT Technician
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IT Technician within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 12 December 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
Worcestershire -5 9 £25,000 +11.11% 2
Warwickshire -10 6 £23,000 +17.95% 1
Birmingham +14 4 £25,000 -24.24% 2
Staffordshire +6 2 £22,750 +5.81%
Coventry -3 2 £27,000 +19.24% 2
Walsall - 2 £21,500 - 1
IT Technician
England

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

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 West Midlands region featuring IT Technician in the job title.

1 19 (70.37%) Windows
2 17 (62.96%) Microsoft
3 12 (44.44%) Active Directory
3 12 (44.44%) Windows Server
4 10 (37.04%) Microsoft Office
5 9 (33.33%) Windows 10
5 9 (33.33%) Windows 7
6 8 (29.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (29.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (29.63%) MS Exchange
7 7 (25.93%) LAN
7 7 (25.93%) WAN
7 7 (25.93%) VMware
8 6 (22.22%) Citrix
8 6 (22.22%) Windows 8
9 5 (18.52%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (18.52%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (18.52%) Cisco
10 4 (14.81%) SQL
10 4 (14.81%) Quality Management
11 3 (11.11%) Manufacturing
11 3 (11.11%) Incident Management
11 3 (11.11%) MPLS
11 3 (11.11%) Network Security
11 3 (11.11%) QMS
11 3 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (11.11%) Office 365
12 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
12 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
12 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003

IT Technician Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 8 (29.63%) MS Exchange
2 5 (18.52%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (18.52%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.70%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (37.04%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (25.93%) LAN
1 7 (25.93%) WAN
2 3 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (11.11%) MPLS
2 3 (11.11%) Network Security
3 2 (7.41%) Firewall
3 2 (7.41%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.70%) DHCP
4 1 (3.70%) DNS
4 1 (3.70%) VoIP
4 1 (3.70%) VPN
4 1 (3.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) MySQL
General
1 3 (11.11%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.70%) Automotive
2 1 (3.70%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Legal
2 1 (3.70%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) CSS
1 2 (7.41%) HTML
2 1 (3.70%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.70%) Driving Licence
2 1 (3.70%) iPad
2 1 (3.70%) iPhone
2 1 (3.70%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 19 (70.37%) Windows
2 12 (44.44%) Windows Server
3 9 (33.33%) Windows 10
3 9 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 8 (29.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (29.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (22.22%) Windows 8
6 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (3.70%) Android
7 1 (3.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (14.81%) Quality Management
2 3 (11.11%) Incident Management
2 3 (11.11%) QMS
3 2 (7.41%) CRM
3 2 (7.41%) ITIL
4 1 (3.70%) Break/Fix
4 1 (3.70%) Business Continuity
4 1 (3.70%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (3.70%) DevOps
4 1 (3.70%) Information Security
4 1 (3.70%) Patch Management
4 1 (3.70%) Project Management
4 1 (3.70%) System Testing
4 1 (3.70%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) SQL
2 2 (7.41%) PHP
2 2 (7.41%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.70%) C#
3 1 (3.70%) Java
3 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) A+ Certification
2 1 (3.70%) MCTS
2 1 (3.70%) Network+ Certification
2 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) ISO 9001
1 1 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.70%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.70%) Terminal Services
2 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.70%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (3.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (62.96%) Microsoft
2 7 (25.93%) VMware
3 6 (22.22%) Citrix
4 5 (18.52%) Cisco
5 2 (7.41%) Apple
6 1 (3.70%) CheckPoint
6 1 (3.70%) HP
6 1 (3.70%) SAP
6 1 (3.70%) SonicWALL
6 1 (3.70%) Symantec
6 1 (3.70%) Veeam
6 1 (3.70%) WatchGuard