IT engineers

£14,560 Average salary at age 20
£35,360 Average Salary
42 Average hours per week

Description

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

Main Tasks

  • 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 soft/firm ware and may carry out upgrades;
  • Maintains documentation to track and log work in progress and completed.

Qualifications

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.

UK Prospects

35000 Workforce Size
10.47% Predicted decline 2020 - 2027
7288 Predicted Replacement 2020 - 2027

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