Period
to 13 November 2018

The median annual salary for an IT Technician was £28,500 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 13 November 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
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 256 295 256
Rank change year-on-year +39 -39 +46
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Technician 29 34 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.34% 0.34% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.35% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 26 32 78
West Midlands median annual salary £28,500 £26,500 £22,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.55% +17.78% -9.09%
10th Percentile £20,125 £19,675 £18,750
90th Percentile £32,875 £31,000 £33,000
England median annual salary £24,000 £23,500 £23,500
% change year-on-year +2.13% - +0.86%

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 8,177 9,767 11,058
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.29% 96.41% 96.21%
Number of salaries quoted 6,340 8,058 8,761
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £24,489 £23,983 £23,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,400 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +4.40%

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 13 November 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 13 November 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
Staffordshire +26 6 £28,500 +15.15%
Wolverhampton - 5 £27,250 - 2
Coventry +8 4 £30,000 +11.11% 2
Worcestershire +7 4 £27,750 +0.91% 1
Birmingham +4 3 £32,500 +18.18% 6
Solihull - 2 £22,750 -
Stourbridge - 2 £21,500 -
Shropshire - 2 £18,750 -
Warwickshire +25 1 £30,000 +15.94%
IT Technician
England

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

For the 6 months to 13 November 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 26 (89.66%) Windows
2 16 (55.17%) Microsoft
3 15 (51.72%) Active Directory
4 14 (48.28%) Windows Server
5 12 (41.38%) Microsoft Office
6 11 (37.93%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (31.03%) LAN
7 9 (31.03%) WAN
8 8 (27.59%) VMware
9 7 (24.14%) Office 365
10 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (20.69%) Data Centre
10 6 (20.69%) Windows 10
10 6 (20.69%) Manufacturing
10 6 (20.69%) Cisco
10 6 (20.69%) HP
10 6 (20.69%) Linux
11 5 (17.24%) VoIP
11 5 (17.24%) TCP/IP
11 5 (17.24%) CheckPoint
11 5 (17.24%) Project Management
11 5 (17.24%) Firewall
11 5 (17.24%) Windows 7
11 5 (17.24%) Problem Management
12 4 (13.79%) Computer Science
12 4 (13.79%) Network Architecture
12 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (13.79%) SharePoint
12 4 (13.79%) Windows XP
12 4 (13.79%) MS Exchange

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 4 (13.79%) MS Exchange
1 4 (13.79%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.45%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (41.38%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.45%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 7 (24.14%) Office 365
2 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.45%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 9 (31.03%) LAN
1 9 (31.03%) WAN
2 5 (17.24%) Firewall
2 5 (17.24%) TCP/IP
2 5 (17.24%) VoIP
3 2 (6.90%) DHCP
3 2 (6.90%) DNS
3 2 (6.90%) VPN
4 1 (3.45%) Internet
4 1 (3.45%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) RavenDB
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 6 (20.69%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) .NET
2 1 (3.45%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Data Centre
2 4 (13.79%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.90%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.45%) Clustering
4 1 (3.45%) Driving Licence
4 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.45%) Mobile Computing
4 1 (3.45%) Replication
4 1 (3.45%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 26 (89.66%) Windows
2 14 (48.28%) Windows Server
3 11 (37.93%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (20.69%) Linux
4 6 (20.69%) Windows 10
4 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (17.24%) Windows 7
6 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (13.79%) Windows XP
7 3 (10.34%) Windows 8
8 1 (3.45%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.24%) Problem Management
1 5 (17.24%) Project Management
2 4 (13.79%) Network Architecture
3 3 (10.34%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (6.90%) Break/Fix
4 2 (6.90%) Incident Management
4 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 2 (6.90%) ITIL
4 2 (6.90%) Time Management
5 1 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.45%) ERP
5 1 (3.45%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (3.45%) Logistics
5 1 (3.45%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (3.45%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (3.45%) Server Building
5 1 (3.45%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.45%) Software Deployment
5 1 (3.45%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.34%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.45%) C#
2 1 (3.45%) SQL
2 1 (3.45%) VB
2 1 (3.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.90%) Degree
3 1 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.45%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (3.45%) MCITP
3 1 (3.45%) MCSE
System Software
1 15 (51.72%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.45%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.45%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) Rundeck
1 1 (3.45%) SCCM
1 1 (3.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 16 (55.17%) Microsoft
2 8 (27.59%) VMware
3 6 (20.69%) Cisco
3 6 (20.69%) HP
4 5 (17.24%) CheckPoint
5 2 (6.90%) SAP
5 2 (6.90%) Veeam
6 1 (3.45%) 3PAR
6 1 (3.45%) Citrix
6 1 (3.45%) Polycom