IT operations technician

IT operations technicians are responsible for the day-to-day running of IT systems and networks including the preparation of back-up systems, and for performing regular checks to ensure the smooth functioning of such systems.

Tasks

  • Acts as a liaison between users, outside suppliers, and other technical teams.
  • Performs server backup and recovery operations and restarts systems following outages.
  • Identifies problems, agrees remedial action and undertakes emergency maintenance if required.
  • Analyses systems and makes recommendations to improve performance.
  • Schedules and performs system maintenance tasks, such as loading user applications, programs and data.
  • Configures and sets up new server systems.
  • Administers, monitors and supports internal/external networks, servers, email, database and security systems.

Typical Education Level

Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 9% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers

*This is based on national data

£27,061

Average annual earnings

The current average wage for it operations technician is £27,061

3,922 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 3,922. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.

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Job Postings

Over the past year, jobs have been posted for it operations technician roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £27,061 per year. That is about £2,255 per month or £13.88 per hour. New workers generally start on £17,056, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £43,493

Is it growing or declining?

This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 3,922 people are employed in the region.

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