IT Engineers

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


New workers
£ 17,425
£ 28,429
£ 41,203

Available jobs

In the past year there were 47,723 vacancies for this type of job

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.

  • Hardware Architecture

  • Hardware Design

  • Printed Circuit Board

  • Python (Programming Language)

  • Electronic Engineering

  • Electronics

  • New Product Development

  • Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA)

  • Application Specific Integrated Circuits

  • Debugging

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.

  • Communications

  • Problem Solving

  • Management

  • Innovation

  • Customer Service

  • Research

  • Planning

  • Detail Oriented

  • Leadership

  • Troubleshooting (Problem Solving)

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.