Period
to 12 May 2021

The median annual salary for an IT Engineer was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 12 May 2021.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

IT Engineer
UK > England
6 months to
12 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 252 242 272
Rank change year-on-year -10 +30 +66
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Engineer 1,061 1,264 1,752
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.35% 1.39% 1.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.45% 1.46% 1.36%
Number of salaries quoted 793 1,136 1,551
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,807 £21,500
25th Percentile £27,000 £26,500 £25,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £35,000 £33,000 £32,500
Median % change year-on-year +6.06% +1.54% +4.84%
75th Percentile £45,000 £43,750 £42,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £55,000 £53,750
UK median annual salary £35,000 £33,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +6.06% +1.54% +8.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 72,935 86,490 129,287
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.62% 95.24% 96.03%
Number of salaries quoted 57,133 70,839 104,701
10th Percentile £32,000 £30,000 £28,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £39,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,101
Median % change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.20%
75th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

IT Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured IT Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for IT Engineer in England

IT Engineer
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing IT Engineer in England.

Salary trend for IT Engineer in England

IT Engineer
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing IT Engineer in England over the 6 months to 12 May 2021.

Salary histogram for IT Engineer in England

IT Engineer
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IT Engineer within the England region over the 6 months to 12 May 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Midlands +63 228 £35,000 +16.67% 55
South East -18 209 £30,000 -7.69% 27
North of England +29 201 £35,000 +12.90% 35
London -94 199 £45,000 +12.50% 39
West Midlands +69 170 £35,000 +11.11% 36
South West -17 131 £30,000 - 22
North West +34 106 £37,500 +15.38% 14
East of England -13 70 £40,000 +23.08% 19
East Midlands +1 58 £32,500 +18.18% 19
Yorkshire 0 58 £32,500 +7.44% 14
North East +25 37 £30,000 -0.83% 7
IT Engineer
UK

IT Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 12 May 2021, IT Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region featuring IT Engineer in the job title.

1 604 (56.93%) Windows
2 545 (51.37%) Microsoft
3 468 (44.11%) Active Directory
4 427 (40.25%) Microsoft 365
5 381 (35.91%) Windows Server
6 347 (32.70%) VMware
7 306 (28.84%) Azure
8 274 (25.82%) Firewall
9 260 (24.51%) Cisco
10 228 (21.49%) Linux
11 197 (18.57%) VMware Infrastructure
12 194 (18.28%) Social Skills
13 190 (17.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 186 (17.53%) DNS
15 175 (16.49%) Problem-Solving
16 157 (14.80%) ITIL
17 155 (14.61%) A+ Certification
18 154 (14.51%) Windows 10
19 153 (14.42%) Hyper-V
20 148 (13.95%) DHCP
21 134 (12.63%) MS Exchange
22 127 (11.97%) Windows Server 2012
23 125 (11.78%) Microsoft Office
24 123 (11.59%) Citrix
25 121 (11.40%) WAN
26 115 (10.84%) LAN
26 115 (10.84%) SQL
27 114 (10.74%) AWS
28 110 (10.37%) TCP/IP
29 103 (9.71%) VPN

IT Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 134 (12.63%) MS Exchange
2 79 (7.45%) SharePoint
3 48 (4.52%) IIS
4 19 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
5 17 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2010
6 15 (1.41%) Skype for Business
7 8 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2007
8 7 (0.66%) WordPress
9 5 (0.47%) Apache
9 5 (0.47%) nginx
10 3 (0.28%) Confluence
10 3 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.094%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.094%) Moodle
11 1 (0.094%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.094%) Tomcat
Applications
1 125 (11.78%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.38%) Siemens NX
3 4 (0.38%) Solid Edge
4 2 (0.19%) SOLIDWORKS
5 1 (0.094%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 5 (0.47%) Workfront
2 4 (0.38%) Teamcenter
3 2 (0.19%) BambooHR
3 2 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.094%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.094%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.094%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 427 (40.25%) Microsoft 365
2 306 (28.84%) Azure
3 114 (10.74%) AWS
4 96 (9.05%) Azure Active Directory
5 27 (2.54%) SaaS
6 24 (2.26%) Google Workspace
6 24 (2.26%) IaaS
7 22 (2.07%) OneDrive
8 18 (1.70%) Cloud Computing
9 12 (1.13%) PaaS
10 11 (1.04%) Power Platform
11 8 (0.75%) GCP
12 7 (0.66%) Mimecast
13 6 (0.57%) Azure Storage
13 6 (0.57%) Slack
14 5 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
15 4 (0.38%) Azure Data Factory
16 3 (0.28%) Dropbox
16 3 (0.28%) GitHub
16 3 (0.28%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 274 (25.82%) Firewall
2 186 (17.53%) DNS
3 148 (13.95%) DHCP
4 121 (11.40%) WAN
5 115 (10.84%) LAN
6 110 (10.37%) TCP/IP
7 103 (9.71%) VPN
8 70 (6.60%) VLAN
9 42 (3.96%) VoIP
10 41 (3.86%) SAN
11 40 (3.77%) Wireless
12 38 (3.58%) Internet
13 37 (3.49%) Intrusion Detection
14 35 (3.30%) Network Security
15 34 (3.20%) Remote Desktop
16 25 (2.36%) WLAN
17 24 (2.26%) Wi-Fi
18 17 (1.60%) Cisco ASA
18 17 (1.60%) Cisco IOS
18 17 (1.60%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (6.03%) SQL Server
2 13 (1.23%) Amazon RDS
3 9 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (0.75%) Power BI
5 6 (0.57%) MySQL
6 4 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (0.28%) MariaDB
7 3 (0.28%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.28%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.19%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.19%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.19%) SQL Server 2017
9 1 (0.094%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.094%) Blockchain
9 1 (0.094%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.094%) DB2
Development Applications
1 14 (1.32%) JIRA
2 4 (0.38%) Git (software)
2 4 (0.38%) Jenkins
2 4 (0.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 4 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.28%) GitLab
3 3 (0.28%) Subversion
4 2 (0.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.094%) Ant
General
1 194 (18.28%) Social Skills
2 85 (8.01%) Multimedia
3 74 (6.97%) Finance
4 67 (6.31%) Analytical Skills
5 38 (3.58%) Law
6 26 (2.45%) Telecoms
7 20 (1.89%) Manufacturing
8 18 (1.70%) Legal
8 18 (1.70%) Organisational Skills
9 16 (1.51%) Retail
10 14 (1.32%) Public Sector
11 13 (1.23%) Documentation Skills
12 12 (1.13%) Electronics
13 8 (0.75%) Marketing
13 8 (0.75%) Military
14 6 (0.57%) Mandarin Language
15 5 (0.47%) Advertising
15 5 (0.47%) Aerospace
16 3 (0.28%) Financial Institution
16 3 (0.28%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (6.03%) Web Services
2 18 (1.70%) SAML
3 17 (1.60%) OAuth
4 12 (1.13%) .NET
5 4 (0.38%) .NET Core
5 4 (0.38%) .NET Framework
5 4 (0.38%) HTML
5 4 (0.38%) JSON
5 4 (0.38%) REST
5 4 (0.38%) SOAP
5 4 (0.38%) XML
6 3 (0.28%) AngularJS
6 3 (0.28%) LAMP
6 3 (0.28%) LAPP Stack
6 3 (0.28%) LDAP
6 3 (0.28%) LEMP Stack
7 2 (0.19%) COM
7 2 (0.19%) CSS
7 2 (0.19%) Software Packaging
7 2 (0.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 73 (6.88%) Management Information System
2 55 (5.18%) Data Centre
3 47 (4.43%) Self-Motivation
4 44 (4.15%) Clustering
5 23 (2.17%) Driving Licence
6 21 (1.98%) Video Conferencing
7 18 (1.70%) Replication
8 13 (1.23%) FMCG
9 8 (0.75%) Client/Server
9 8 (0.75%) User Experience
10 7 (0.66%) AS400
10 7 (0.66%) CCTV
11 4 (0.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 4 (0.38%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.28%) Enterprise Storage
12 3 (0.28%) Microsoft Licensing
12 3 (0.28%) NHS
12 3 (0.28%) Private Cloud
12 3 (0.28%) Smartphone
13 2 (0.19%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 604 (56.93%) Windows
2 381 (35.91%) Windows Server
3 228 (21.49%) Linux
4 154 (14.51%) Windows 10
5 127 (11.97%) Windows Server 2012
6 85 (8.01%) Windows Server 2016
7 63 (5.94%) Windows Server 2008
8 59 (5.56%) Windows Server 2019
9 46 (4.34%) Windows 7
10 37 (3.49%) Android
11 31 (2.92%) Mac OS
12 18 (1.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 17 (1.60%) Apple iOS
14 16 (1.51%) CentOS
15 13 (1.23%) Windows 8
16 12 (1.13%) Mac OS X
17 11 (1.04%) Unix
18 9 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
19 5 (0.47%) Debian
19 5 (0.47%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (17.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 175 (16.49%) Problem-Solving
3 157 (14.80%) ITIL
4 61 (5.75%) Information Security
5 55 (5.18%) Disaster Recovery
6 54 (5.09%) Cybersecurity
7 53 (5.00%) Incident Management
8 51 (4.81%) Service Management
9 41 (3.86%) Migration
9 41 (3.86%) Service Delivery
9 41 (3.86%) SIEM
10 40 (3.77%) Computer Science
11 38 (3.58%) Project Management
12 35 (3.30%) Kalman Filter
13 34 (3.20%) Continuous Improvement
14 32 (3.02%) Data Loss Prevention
15 31 (2.92%) Project Delivery
16 29 (2.73%) Security Management
17 28 (2.64%) IT Strategy
17 28 (2.64%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 115 (10.84%) SQL
2 95 (8.95%) PowerShell
3 21 (1.98%) Bash Shell
3 21 (1.98%) C
3 21 (1.98%) Python
4 11 (1.04%) JavaScript
5 9 (0.85%) C#
5 9 (0.85%) T-SQL
6 6 (0.57%) Java
6 6 (0.57%) Ruby
6 6 (0.57%) Shell Script
7 4 (0.38%) Groovy
7 4 (0.38%) Perl
8 3 (0.28%) VB
9 1 (0.094%) C++
9 1 (0.094%) COBOL
9 1 (0.094%) PHP
9 1 (0.094%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.094%) VBA
Qualifications
1 155 (14.61%) A+ Certification
2 83 (7.82%) Network+ Certification
3 80 (7.54%) Microsoft Certification
4 74 (6.97%) CompTIA Security+
5 68 (6.41%) Linux+ Certification
5 68 (6.41%) Server+ Certification
6 60 (5.66%) Degree
7 57 (5.37%) Cisco Certification
7 57 (5.37%) MCSA
8 51 (4.81%) MCSE
9 44 (4.15%) CCNA
10 31 (2.92%) Security Cleared
11 28 (2.64%) CISSP
12 25 (2.36%) SC Cleared
13 24 (2.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 16 (1.51%) MCP
15 15 (1.41%) CCNP
16 14 (1.32%) CISM
16 14 (1.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 13 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (4.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 37 (3.49%) SLA
3 18 (1.70%) PCI DSS
4 16 (1.51%) GDPR
5 14 (1.32%) QA
6 8 (0.75%) Cyber Essentials
7 6 (0.57%) NIST
8 3 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 3 (0.28%) RMADS
9 2 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.094%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 1 (0.094%) GRC
10 1 (0.094%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.094%) ITGC
10 1 (0.094%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 468 (44.11%) Active Directory
2 197 (18.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 153 (14.42%) Hyper-V
4 71 (6.69%) VMware ESXi
5 44 (4.15%) vSphere
6 31 (2.92%) Virtual Servers
7 30 (2.83%) XenDesktop
8 18 (1.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 15 (1.41%) XenApp
10 14 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
11 8 (0.75%) Virtual Desktop
12 7 (0.66%) Docker
12 7 (0.66%) VMware NSX
13 6 (0.57%) Firmware
13 6 (0.57%) VMware Workstation
14 5 (0.47%) KVM
14 5 (0.47%) RHEV
15 4 (0.38%) VMware Server
16 3 (0.28%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 3 (0.28%) Xen
Systems Management
1 63 (5.94%) Microsoft Intune
2 59 (5.56%) SCCM
3 33 (3.11%) Microsoft Clustering
4 30 (2.83%) WSUS
5 16 (1.51%) Ansible
5 16 (1.51%) Nessus
5 16 (1.51%) NetBackup
6 15 (1.41%) Jamf Pro
7 14 (1.32%) Backup Exec
8 10 (0.94%) Norton AntiVirus
9 9 (0.85%) Terraform
10 8 (0.75%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 7 (0.66%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 7 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
11 7 (0.66%) Puppet
11 7 (0.66%) Single Sign-On
12 6 (0.57%) Failover Clustering
12 6 (0.57%) Nagios
12 6 (0.57%) SCOM
13 5 (0.47%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 545 (51.37%) Microsoft
2 347 (32.70%) VMware
3 260 (24.51%) Cisco
4 123 (11.59%) Citrix
5 49 (4.62%) Veeam
6 45 (4.24%) HP
7 35 (3.30%) Apple
8 28 (2.64%) Juniper
9 27 (2.54%) Google
9 27 (2.54%) Red Hat
10 25 (2.36%) Fortinet
10 25 (2.36%) NetApp
11 24 (2.26%) ServiceNow
12 22 (2.07%) Dell
12 22 (2.07%) Sophos
13 21 (1.98%) Meraki
13 21 (1.98%) SAP
14 20 (1.89%) SonicWALL
15 18 (1.70%) EMC
16 17 (1.60%) Symantec