What does an IT Technician do?

As an IT Technician you will diagnose repair and maintain hardware and software components. You will install and configure computer hardware and provide IT support for the organization. You will routinely interact with various departments and levels and listen to their technical needs and implement IT solutions to resolve.

An ideal candidate will have an associate's degree in computer science or engineering with A+ and Linux+ certification. You must have experience troubleshooting systems and be skilled in database programming and software installation. You will be proficient with MAC and OS and be familiar with a range of software and hardware. You must have a willingness to travel to client sites to complete daily work.

What responsibilities are common for IT Technician jobs?
  • Install and configure hardware and software components
  • Repair or replace damaged hardware
  • Upgrade systems to enable compatible software
  • Install and upgrade antivirus software
  • Travel to client sites
  • Perform tests on new hardware and software
  • Define software, hardware and network requirements
  • Troubleshoot hardware and software issues
What are the typical qualifications for IT Technician jobs?
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or engineering or related field, preferred
  • A+ and Linux+ Certification, required
  • 0-2 years of experience in a similar role
  • Experience troubleshooting systems
  • Skilled in database programming and software installation
  • Proficient with MAC and OS
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Familiar with a range of software and hardware
  • Willing to travel to client sites
Work/Life Balance
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Career Opportunity
3.2 ★
Avg. Experience8+ years

IT Technician Salaries near United Kingdom

Average Base Pay

£28,584 /yr
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IT Technician Career Path

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Peloton InteractivePeloton Interactive
Comp Hardware/Software Technician
3 Oct 2022

“Good pay ($20 per hour although there are places that pay way better)”

Heartland Business SystemsHeartland Business Systems
Comp Hardware/Software Technician
29 Jan 2023

“Communication isn't the best but I've definitely been at places that have been much much worse.”

Compugen (Canada)Compugen (Canada)
IT Technician
13 Jun 2021

“Very knowledgeable and experienced staff to work with and grow in your career”

IT Technician
26 Jul 2021

“I wish a got more hours and and on the job training to make me better”

Alpha Scan
IT Technician II
11 Apr 2022

“During my employment here there was a good range of clients with differing technology stacks that kept the technical side of the job interesting.”

IT Technician
24 May 2023

“Great place to work for and pay is good.”

IT Tech
16 Nov 2021

“I work with a good team of people and enjoy (mostly) my day to day functions.”

DCS Technologies (ID)DCS Technologies (ID)
IT Technician
27 Sept 2021

“They took a chance on me and I really learned a lot from working here.”

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