Period
to 20 August 2018

The median annual salary for an IT Technician was £24,500 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 20 August 2018.

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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 259 272 295
Rank change year-on-year +13 +23 +15
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Technician 37 46 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.41% 0.46% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.48% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 33 46 51
West Midlands median annual salary £24,500 £26,500 £22,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.55% +20.45% -11.11%
10th Percentile £18,250 £19,375 £16,250
90th Percentile £30,250 £31,000 £26,250
England median annual salary £25,000 £23,000 £23,000
% change year-on-year +8.70% - -

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 8,714 9,625 11,495
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.22% 96.57% 96.13%
Number of salaries quoted 6,778 8,087 9,098
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £24,000 £25,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 20 August 2018.

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 20 August 2018. 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
Warwickshire +21 7 £29,000 -3.33% 1
Worcestershire +18 7 £23,500 -14.55% 2
Shropshire +20 5 £16,500 - 2
Staffordshire +7 4 £28,500 +15.15% 1
Birmingham -2 4 £18,500 -30.19% 6
Wolverhampton - 4 £23,000 - 1
Coventry -5 3 £30,000 +31.05%
Stourbridge - 2 £21,500 -
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £18,500 -
IT Technician
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 2018, 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 across the West Midlands region featuring IT Technician in the job title.

1 27 (72.97%) Windows
2 21 (56.76%) Microsoft
2 21 (56.76%) Active Directory
3 18 (48.65%) Windows Server
4 11 (29.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (27.03%) Windows 7
5 10 (27.03%) Office 365
6 9 (24.32%) Linux
6 9 (24.32%) VMware
7 8 (21.62%) TCP/IP
8 7 (18.92%) Firewall
8 7 (18.92%) SQL
8 7 (18.92%) Microsoft Office
9 6 (16.22%) Windows 10
10 5 (13.51%) Problem-Solving
10 5 (13.51%) Degree
10 5 (13.51%) ITIL
10 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
10 5 (13.51%) VB
10 5 (13.51%) MS Exchange
10 5 (13.51%) LAN
10 5 (13.51%) WAN
10 5 (13.51%) Cisco
11 4 (10.81%) VPN
11 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (10.81%) Project Management
11 4 (10.81%) HP
11 4 (10.81%) VBScript
11 4 (10.81%) Hyper-V
11 4 (10.81%) vSphere

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 5 (13.51%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (5.41%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (18.92%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 10 (27.03%) Office 365
2 2 (5.41%) Mimecast
3 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (21.62%) TCP/IP
2 7 (18.92%) Firewall
3 5 (13.51%) LAN
3 5 (13.51%) WAN
4 4 (10.81%) VPN
5 3 (8.11%) VLAN
5 3 (8.11%) VoIP
6 2 (5.41%) DHCP
6 2 (5.41%) DNS
6 2 (5.41%) Wireless
7 1 (2.70%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Ant
General
1 3 (8.11%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) CSS
1 3 (8.11%) HTML
2 2 (5.41%) .NET
3 1 (2.70%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) Data Centre
1 3 (8.11%) Driving Licence
2 2 (5.41%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.70%) Digital Signage
3 1 (2.70%) Mobile Computing
3 1 (2.70%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 27 (72.97%) Windows
2 18 (48.65%) Windows Server
3 11 (29.73%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (27.03%) Windows 7
5 9 (24.32%) Linux
6 6 (16.22%) Windows 10
7 4 (10.81%) Windows 8
8 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (5.41%) Windows XP
10 1 (2.70%) Android
10 1 (2.70%) Apple iOS
10 1 (2.70%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (13.51%) ITIL
1 5 (13.51%) Problem-Solving
2 4 (10.81%) Project Management
3 3 (8.11%) Network Architecture
3 3 (8.11%) Problem Management
3 3 (8.11%) Web Development
4 2 (5.41%) Coaching
4 2 (5.41%) Hardware Maintenance
4 2 (5.41%) Mentoring
4 2 (5.41%) Service Management
4 2 (5.41%) Time Management
5 1 (2.70%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.70%) Break/Fix
5 1 (2.70%) Information Security
5 1 (2.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 1 (2.70%) Server Building
5 1 (2.70%) Ticket Management
5 1 (2.70%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 7 (18.92%) SQL
2 5 (13.51%) VB
3 4 (10.81%) VBScript
4 3 (8.11%) FoxPro (VFP)
4 3 (8.11%) JavaScript
4 3 (8.11%) Perl
4 3 (8.11%) PHP
5 1 (2.70%) C#
5 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (13.51%) Degree
2 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (8.11%) MCSE
4 2 (5.41%) DBS Check
5 1 (2.70%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (2.70%) MCITP
System Software
1 21 (56.76%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.81%) Hyper-V
2 4 (10.81%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 21 (56.76%) Microsoft
2 9 (24.32%) VMware
3 5 (13.51%) Cisco
4 4 (10.81%) HP
5 3 (8.11%) CheckPoint
5 3 (8.11%) Citrix
6 2 (5.41%) Apple
6 2 (5.41%) Meraki
7 1 (2.70%) ConnectWise
7 1 (2.70%) Juniper
7 1 (2.70%) Sophis
7 1 (2.70%) Veeam