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Career spotlight

IT engineers

Average National Salaries (2017)

Age 20

£21,320 pile of coins

Age 35

£38,480 pile of coins

Age 50

£42,640 pile of coins
Average salary in the East Midlands: £28,080

What does this career do?

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

Typical 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.

Current entry requirements

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.

Percentage in work

  • Employed

  • Unemployed

Male
(2018)
Female
(2014)

Due to insufficient sample sizes, some data was excised.

Predicted employment status in 2022

  • Part-time

  • Self Employed

  • Full-time

Predicted employment levels in the East Midlands

Career related courses available at West Notts

About the statistics

Data is powered by LMI for All and is sourced from labour market statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the Institute for Employment Research, the Department for Works and Pensions, and the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.

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*Value added is a measure of a student’s progress against their starting point
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