£21,320 Average salary at age 20
£38,480 Average Salary
42 Average hours per week


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.


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

54500 Workforce Size
4.09% Predicted decline 2024 - 2027
2765 Predicted Replacement 2024 - 2027

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