- Installs, tests and maintains computer-related hardware (processors, memory chips, circuit boards, displays, sensors, data storage devices, printers, etc.) according to given specifications.
- Diagnoses hardware related faults.
- Repairs or replaces defective components.
- Advises on and installs operating software and firmware and carries out upgrades.
- Maintains documentation to track and log work in progress and completed.
Typical Education Level
Entry is possible with a variety of academic qualifications and/or relevant experience. Entrants typically possess GCSEs/S grades and A levels/H grades, BTEC/SQA awards, an Advanced GNVQ/ GSVQ Level III or a degree. Training is usually provided on-the-job supplemented by specialised courses. Postgraduate and professional qualifications, and NVQs/SVQs at Levels 2 and 3 are available.
Will retirement created job openings
In the UK, 16% 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
Average annual earnings
The current average wage for it engineer is £26,988
The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 1,345. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.
Over the past year, 0 jobs have been posted for it engineer roles.
How well does it pay?
Normal pay for this occupation is £26,988 per year. That is about £2,249 per month or £13.84 per hour. New workers generally start on £17,726, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £42,062
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, 1,345 people are employed in the region.