Computer System and Equipment Installers and Servicers

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


New workers

New workers start around £19,497. Normal pay is £29,351 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £43,231.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 44,797 vacancies for this type of job


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Maintains documentation to track and log work in progress and completed.

  • Advises on and installs operating soft/firm ware and may carry out upgrades.

  • Repairs or replaces defective components.

  • Diagnoses hardware related faults.

  • Installs, tests and maintains computer-related hardware (processors, memory chips, circuit boards, displays, sensors, data storage devices, printers, etc.) according to given specifications.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA)

  • Hardware Architecture

  • SystemVerilog (Direct Programming Interface)

  • Printed Circuit Board

  • VHSIC Hardware Description Language (VHDL)

  • Hardware Design

  • Simulations

  • Electronic Engineering

  • Debugging

  • Python (Programming Language)

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communication

  • Problem Solving

  • Planning

  • Innovation

  • Mentorship

  • Management

  • Self-Motivation

  • Detail Oriented

  • Team Leadership

  • Leadership

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.