Computer System and Equipment Installers and Servicers

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


New workers
£ 19,497
£ 29,351
£ 43,231

Available jobs

In the past year there were 44,797 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.

  • Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA)

  • Hardware Architecture

  • SystemVerilog (Direct Programming Interface)

  • Printed Circuit Board

  • VHSIC Hardware Description Language (VHDL)

  • Simulations

  • Hardware Design

  • 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

  • Management

  • Mentorship

  • 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.