What does an IT Engineer do?
IT Engineers manage computer systems within a business, including the hardware, software and networks. IT Engineers are responsible for creating, installing and supporting an entire computer system or can specialise in security infrastructure or telecommunications.
As well as managing the day to day of a computer system, the IT Engineer will also look out for areas in the technology that require improvement or overhaul in order to implement changes by designing and installing computer upgrades.
Other IT Engineer roles include IT Support Engineer, IT Field Engineer, IT Helpdesk Engineer, Field Services Engineer, IT Network Engineer, IT Projects Engineer.
What skills does an IT Engineer need?
Core skills and knowledge of security protocols, IT systems, networking infrastructures and database systems are essential for an IT Engineer role. IT Engineers also often need to create IT computer systems specific to a company’s needs, so skills in programming, scripting, configuring, testing and monitoring new systems is essential. Aside from technical skills, good project management and communication skills are also required from IT engineers to communicate complex information to a non-technological audience.
What does an IT Engineer Earn?
Earnings of an IT Engineer will depend on experience level and the employer's needs. Junior and mid-level IT Engineers can earn between £25,000 to £45,000 and senior IT Engineers can earn between £50,000 to £100,000.
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