What does an IT Specialist do?

As an IT Specialist you will work in positions using computer-based information systems. You will work with both network and software applications and computer hardware. You will design, operate and maintain technology products. You may work with any business, agency or organization that uses technology.

An ideal candidate will have a bachelor's degree in computer science or engineering with any IT certification and a minimum of 3 years in a similar role. You must be proficient in several programming languages and be experienced in writing code. You will have an expert level proficiency in MS Office Applications, including Project. You will have a previous technical support role and be familiar with a range of software and hardware. You will have a willingness to travel to client sites to complete the work required.

  • Meet with prospective clients to determine requirements
  • Engage with clients to define the scope of the project
  • Plan timeline and resources needed for project
  • Travel to client sites
  • Responsible for network management, software development and database administration
  • Define software, hardware and network requirements
  • Identify and resolve project issues
  • Prepare project status reports
  • Any IT certification, required
  • 3+ years of experience in a similar role
  • Proficient in several programming languages
  • Experienced writing code
  • Expert level in Microsoft Office Applications, including Project
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Familiar with a range of software and hardware
  • Previous technical support role
  • Willing to travel to client sites
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.6 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.4 ★
Avg. Experience5-7 years

IT Specialist Salaries

Average Base Pay

£43,857 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: £44K
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IT Specialist Career Path

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Inseev InteractiveInseev Interactive
Information Technology
7 Sep 2021

“I have a highly specialized and I appreciate the training that I got for this.”

Tractor SupplyTractor Supply
IT Generalist
8 Jul 2021

“I felt like the work I did was important and my team and I did it well.”

IT Team
25 Oct 2021

“Some of the kindest and most helpful people i have ever known in my career work here.”

Custom Business Solutions (Michigan)Custom Business Solutions (Michigan)
IT Contractor
30 Nov 2020

“I truly felt Custom had my best interest in mind and provided great insight and mentorship in the market.”

Information Technology
9 Jan 2021

“really great place to work and worked about my school schedule and let me study in my free time.”

Brady Sullivan PropertiesBrady Sullivan Properties
IT Employee
16 Mar 2021

“I received regular pay increases and the work was interesting for an entry level job.”

Ignite Marketing GroupIgnite Marketing Group
Customer Acquisition Specialist
8 Oct 2020

“They continued to focus on the teams personal and professional development which I loved to see.”

Stony Brook UniversityStony Brook University
Student Consultant At Department of Information Technology
25 Mar 2020

“I have really good bosses and I learn a lot about professionalism on the job.”

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