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IT trainer Average UK Salary & Prospects

IT trainers design and teach computer courses.

  • Direct daily operations of department, analyzing workflow, establishing priorities, developing standards and setting deadlines.  
  • Meet with department heads, managers, supervisors, vendors, and others, to solicit cooperation and resolve problems.  
  • Review project plans to plan and coordinate project activity.  
  • Assign and review the work of systems analysts,
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IT trainers typically work around 37 to 39 hours per week.

As a IT trainer you will typically work evenings / weekends.

This occupation tends to be:

  • Enterprising — Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
  • Conventional — Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and
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    * from ONETonline
    Average salary
    54,040 GBP *
    per year
    20,000 GBP
    40,000 GBP
    5+ Experience
    * data taken from the Office of National Statistics (
    Average salary for IT trainer

    Men make 2% more than Women
    73% of IT trainers are men
    • 54,367 GBP
    • 53,156 GBP
    Average salary for full-time IT trainer

    • 54,040 GBP
    • 53,156 GBP
    • 54,367 GBP
    Pay over time for IT trainer

    Pay for this role has increased over time
    • 49,737 GBP
    • 52,656 GBP
    • 50,856 GBP
    • 55,101 GBP
    • 54,364 GBP
    • 54,040 GBP

    Future outlook for IT trainers

    Very good outlook
    22 000+ jobs available
    Balanced outlook
    2% yearly wage growth (on average)
    Very good outlook
    24% chance of automation in the future

    IT trainer - Your future job?

    Which qualifications do I need?

    Find out what you need to know in order to become a IT trainer and the highest average level of education for people in this role.

    In terms of people already doing this job:

    • 48% of people in this role have a Bachelor's degree
    • 26% of people in this role have a certificate of higher education or equivalent but no degree
    • 14% of people in this role have a Master's degree

    You could do a college course like a Level 3 Certificate in IT User Skills.

    A training qualification, like the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development's Level 3 Award in Learning and Development, will improve your training skills.

    Get the right qualification to begin your journey to becoming a IT trainer

    IT & Computer Skills

    What soft skills do I need?

    Rise above the competition by brushing up on the 5 most important soft skills you need to become a IT trainer.
    Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
    Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times
    Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents
    Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one
    Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action

    What technical skills do I need?

    Technical skills are programmes, softwares and things you need to know in order to be a successful IT trainer. Check that you know:
    Data base management system software Apache Hadoop
    Development environment software C; Common business oriented language COBOL
    Enterprise resource planning ERP software
    Object or component oriented development software C++
    Web platform development software Apache Tomcat
    Improve your skills today

    IT & Computer Skills

    Things to highlight for your IT trainer interview

    Attention to Detail Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks. Integrity Job requires being honest and ethical. Dependability Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. Initiative Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges. Cooperation Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.

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