IT engineer

IT engineers install, maintain and repair the physical components of computer systems and equipment.

Tasks

  • 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, 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

£28,787

Average annual earnings

The current average wage for it engineer is £28,787

1,653 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 1,653. 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 engineer roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £28,787 per year. That is about £2,399 per month or £14.76 per hour. New workers generally start on £18,762, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £44,262

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, 1,653 people are employed in the region.

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