- Maintains documentation to track and log work in progress and completed.
- Advises on and installs operating soft/firm ware and may carry out upgrades.
- Repairs or replaces defective components.
- Diagnoses hardware related faults.
- Installs, tests and maintains computer-related hardware (processors, memory chips, circuit boards, displays, sensors, data storage devices, printers, etc.) according to given specifications.
Typical Education Level
Honours, Bachelor's degree
Will retirement created job openings
In the UK, 12% 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 £28,463
The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 1,856. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.
Over the past year, jobs have been posted for it engineer roles.
How well does it pay?
Normal pay for this occupation is £28,463 per year. That is about £2,372 per month or £14.60 per hour. New workers generally start on £14,720, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £37,315
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, 1,856 people are employed in the region.