Period
to 24 July 2021

The median annual salary for an IT Engineer was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 24 July 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
24 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 295 257 273
Rank change year-on-year -38 +16 +57
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Engineer 1,152 815 1,700
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.15% 1.25% 1.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.26% 1.32% 1.33%
Number of salaries quoted 922 731 1,535
10th Percentile £23,500 £23,500 £22,000
25th Percentile £27,000 £27,500 £26,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £35,000 £35,000 £32,000
Median % change year-on-year - +9.38% +1.59%
75th Percentile £45,000 £47,500 £41,250
90th Percentile £58,750 £58,750 £50,000
UK median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year - +9.38% +3.89%

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 91,309 61,889 128,247
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.05% 94.95% 95.90%
Number of salaries quoted 65,987 51,076 104,486
10th Percentile £32,060 £31,250 £28,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,750 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.77% +4.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £91,250 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 24 July 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 24 July 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
London -111 245 £45,000 - 55
North of England +33 230 £32,500 - 95
Midlands +9 221 £36,500 +12.31% 84
South East -71 217 £31,500 -4.55% 98
West Midlands +7 154 £35,000 +7.69% 48
North West +31 131 £32,500 -7.14% 56
South West -22 125 £29,750 -1.65% 51
East of England -13 96 £37,500 +15.38% 54
East Midlands -12 66 £37,500 +20.00% 36
Yorkshire -30 66 £32,500 +6.56% 24
North East 0 33 £31,250 +3.31% 15
IT Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 672 (58.33%) Windows
2 573 (49.74%) Microsoft
3 532 (46.18%) Active Directory
4 520 (45.14%) Microsoft 365
5 420 (36.46%) Windows Server
6 357 (30.99%) VMware
7 338 (29.34%) Azure
8 269 (23.35%) Firewall
9 248 (21.53%) Social Skills
10 227 (19.70%) Cisco
11 215 (18.66%) Linux
12 213 (18.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 184 (15.97%) Windows 10
13 184 (15.97%) VMware Infrastructure
14 183 (15.89%) Problem-Solving
15 176 (15.28%) DNS
16 160 (13.89%) Hyper-V
17 156 (13.54%) Microsoft Office
18 148 (12.85%) ITIL
19 143 (12.41%) DHCP
20 130 (11.28%) AWS
21 120 (10.42%) PowerShell
21 120 (10.42%) A+ Certification
22 116 (10.07%) MS Exchange
23 114 (9.90%) WAN
24 113 (9.81%) Citrix
24 113 (9.81%) SQL
25 110 (9.55%) TCP/IP
26 108 (9.38%) LAN
26 108 (9.38%) Azure Active Directory

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
1 116 (10.07%) MS Exchange
2 107 (9.29%) SharePoint
3 55 (4.77%) IIS
4 13 (1.13%) Skype for Business
5 11 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (0.78%) Confluence
7 8 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (0.52%) nginx
9 5 (0.43%) Apache
10 3 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.17%) WordPress
12 1 (0.087%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.087%) Moodle
12 1 (0.087%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.087%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.087%) Tomcat
Applications
1 156 (13.54%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (0.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.52%) Siemens NX
4 6 (0.52%) Solid Edge
5 1 (0.087%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.087%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.087%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.087%) Revit
5 1 (0.087%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 6 (0.52%) Teamcenter
2 5 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.087%) BambooHR
4 1 (0.087%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 520 (45.14%) Microsoft 365
2 338 (29.34%) Azure
3 130 (11.28%) AWS
4 108 (9.38%) Azure Active Directory
5 33 (2.86%) OneDrive
6 30 (2.60%) Google Workspace
7 21 (1.82%) IaaS
8 18 (1.56%) SaaS
9 16 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
10 14 (1.22%) Power Platform
11 11 (0.95%) PaaS
12 9 (0.78%) GCP
12 9 (0.78%) Mimecast
13 7 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
13 7 (0.61%) Slack
14 6 (0.52%) Cohesity
15 5 (0.43%) Azure Data Factory
15 5 (0.43%) Dropbox
15 5 (0.43%) Dynamics 365
16 3 (0.26%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 269 (23.35%) Firewall
2 176 (15.28%) DNS
3 143 (12.41%) DHCP
4 114 (9.90%) WAN
5 110 (9.55%) TCP/IP
6 108 (9.38%) LAN
7 103 (8.94%) VPN
8 71 (6.16%) Wireless
9 68 (5.90%) VLAN
10 56 (4.86%) VoIP
11 45 (3.91%) Wi-Fi
12 44 (3.82%) SAN
13 41 (3.56%) Internet
14 37 (3.21%) Network Security
15 31 (2.69%) MPLS
16 28 (2.43%) Remote Desktop
17 24 (2.08%) WLAN
18 22 (1.91%) Intrusion Detection
19 17 (1.48%) Cisco IOS
20 15 (1.30%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (6.16%) SQL Server
2 20 (1.74%) Amazon RDS
3 15 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (0.61%) Power BI
4 7 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (0.52%) MySQL
6 5 (0.43%) MariaDB
6 5 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (0.35%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.26%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (0.26%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.17%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.17%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.17%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.087%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.087%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 18 (1.56%) JIRA
2 11 (0.95%) Git (software)
3 6 (0.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 4 (0.35%) Tricentis qTest
5 3 (0.26%) GitLab
5 3 (0.26%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.17%) Cypress.io
6 2 (0.17%) Subversion
6 2 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 248 (21.53%) Social Skills
2 80 (6.94%) Finance
3 57 (4.95%) Analytical Skills
4 56 (4.86%) Multimedia
5 53 (4.60%) Law
6 43 (3.73%) Manufacturing
7 40 (3.47%) Retail
8 35 (3.04%) Telecoms
9 27 (2.34%) Legal
9 27 (2.34%) Organisational Skills
10 21 (1.82%) Public Sector
11 12 (1.04%) Documentation Skills
11 12 (1.04%) Marketing
12 10 (0.87%) Electronics
13 9 (0.78%) Military
14 7 (0.61%) Advertising
15 6 (0.52%) Mandarin Language
16 4 (0.35%) Banking
16 4 (0.35%) Games
16 4 (0.35%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (5.21%) Web Services
2 15 (1.30%) OAuth
3 14 (1.22%) .NET
3 14 (1.22%) REST
4 13 (1.13%) SAML
5 8 (0.69%) SOAP
6 7 (0.61%) .NET Framework
6 7 (0.61%) JSON
7 6 (0.52%) HTML
7 6 (0.52%) LAMP
7 6 (0.52%) XML
8 5 (0.43%) .NET Core
8 5 (0.43%) LAPP Stack
8 5 (0.43%) LEMP Stack
9 4 (0.35%) AngularJS
9 4 (0.35%) CSS
9 4 (0.35%) LDAP
10 3 (0.26%) React
11 2 (0.17%) Entity Framework
11 2 (0.17%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 66 (5.73%) Data Centre
2 63 (5.47%) Management Information System
3 51 (4.43%) Clustering
4 44 (3.82%) Driving Licence
5 40 (3.47%) Self-Motivation
6 20 (1.74%) Video Conferencing
7 14 (1.22%) User Experience
8 12 (1.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 11 (0.95%) CCTV
9 11 (0.95%) EPoS
9 11 (0.95%) FMCG
9 11 (0.95%) Public Cloud
9 11 (0.95%) Replication
10 8 (0.69%) AS400
10 8 (0.69%) Client/Server
11 7 (0.61%) Enterprise Storage
12 5 (0.43%) Chip and PIN
12 5 (0.43%) Hybrid Cloud
12 5 (0.43%) Microsoft Licensing
12 5 (0.43%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 672 (58.33%) Windows
2 420 (36.46%) Windows Server
3 215 (18.66%) Linux
4 184 (15.97%) Windows 10
5 103 (8.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 75 (6.51%) Windows Server 2016
7 62 (5.38%) Windows Server 2019
8 56 (4.86%) Windows 7
9 50 (4.34%) Windows Server 2008
10 37 (3.21%) Mac OS
11 31 (2.69%) Android
12 21 (1.82%) Apple iOS
13 19 (1.65%) CentOS
13 19 (1.65%) Mac OS X
14 17 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 16 (1.39%) Unix
16 14 (1.22%) Windows 8
17 7 (0.61%) Ubuntu
17 7 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
18 3 (0.26%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 213 (18.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 183 (15.89%) Problem-Solving
3 148 (12.85%) ITIL
4 81 (7.03%) Information Security
5 69 (5.99%) Migration
6 64 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
7 58 (5.03%) Incident Management
8 56 (4.86%) Cybersecurity
9 45 (3.91%) Service Delivery
10 40 (3.47%) Service Management
11 39 (3.39%) SIEM
12 38 (3.30%) Project Delivery
13 37 (3.21%) Data Loss Prevention
13 37 (3.21%) Security Management
13 37 (3.21%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 32 (2.78%) Project Management
15 31 (2.69%) Computer Science
15 31 (2.69%) Kalman Filter
16 28 (2.43%) Continuous Improvement
16 28 (2.43%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 120 (10.42%) PowerShell
2 113 (9.81%) SQL
3 35 (3.04%) Python
4 27 (2.34%) Bash Shell
5 22 (1.91%) C
6 14 (1.22%) C#
7 11 (0.95%) Java
7 11 (0.95%) JavaScript
7 11 (0.95%) T-SQL
8 9 (0.78%) Shell Script
9 5 (0.43%) Groovy
10 3 (0.26%) Ruby
10 3 (0.26%) VBA
11 2 (0.17%) PHP
11 2 (0.17%) VB
12 1 (0.087%) C++
12 1 (0.087%) COBOL
12 1 (0.087%) Perl
12 1 (0.087%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 120 (10.42%) A+ Certification
2 70 (6.08%) Network+ Certification
3 68 (5.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 67 (5.82%) CompTIA Security+
5 60 (5.21%) Degree
6 58 (5.03%) Linux+ Certification
6 58 (5.03%) Server+ Certification
7 47 (4.08%) Cisco Certification
8 38 (3.30%) CCNA
9 37 (3.21%) MCSA
10 35 (3.04%) MCSE
11 26 (2.26%) Security Cleared
12 24 (2.08%) CISSP
13 18 (1.56%) DBS Check
13 18 (1.56%) SC Cleared
14 16 (1.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 14 (1.22%) Computer Science Degree
16 13 (1.13%) CCNP
17 12 (1.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 11 (0.95%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (5.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 58 (5.03%) SLA
3 19 (1.65%) GDPR
4 14 (1.22%) Cyber Essentials
5 13 (1.13%) QA
6 10 (0.87%) PCI DSS
7 8 (0.69%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 5 (0.43%) NIST
9 3 (0.26%) COBIT
9 3 (0.26%) GRC
10 2 (0.17%) Accessibility
10 2 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 532 (46.18%) Active Directory
2 184 (15.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 160 (13.89%) Hyper-V
4 56 (4.86%) VMware ESXi
5 32 (2.78%) vSphere
6 23 (2.00%) XenDesktop
7 19 (1.65%) Virtual Machines
8 16 (1.39%) Virtual Servers
9 13 (1.13%) XenApp
10 10 (0.87%) RHEV
11 9 (0.78%) Virtual Desktop
12 7 (0.61%) Docker
13 6 (0.52%) Firmware
14 5 (0.43%) iptables
15 4 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 3 (0.26%) VMware Server
17 2 (0.17%) KVM
17 2 (0.17%) NFS
17 2 (0.17%) Terminal Services
17 2 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 71 (6.16%) SCCM
2 69 (5.99%) Microsoft Intune
3 36 (3.13%) Microsoft Clustering
4 23 (2.00%) Ansible
5 15 (1.30%) WSUS
6 14 (1.22%) Jamf Pro
7 13 (1.13%) CASB
7 13 (1.13%) Puppet
8 12 (1.04%) Nessus
9 11 (0.95%) Terraform
10 10 (0.87%) NetBackup
11 9 (0.78%) Failover Clustering
12 8 (0.69%) AirWatch
12 8 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
12 8 (0.69%) Single Sign-On
13 7 (0.61%) Backup Exec
13 7 (0.61%) Norton AntiVirus
14 6 (0.52%) Active Directory Federation Services
14 6 (0.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 4 (0.35%) QRadar
Vendors
1 573 (49.74%) Microsoft
2 357 (30.99%) VMware
3 227 (19.70%) Cisco
4 113 (9.81%) Citrix
5 59 (5.12%) Veeam
6 58 (5.03%) HP
7 49 (4.25%) Apple
8 38 (3.30%) Meraki
9 32 (2.78%) SAP
10 30 (2.60%) Google
11 26 (2.26%) NetApp
12 25 (2.17%) Juniper
13 24 (2.08%) ServiceNow
14 23 (2.00%) Dell
14 23 (2.00%) Red Hat
14 23 (2.00%) Sophos
15 18 (1.56%) SolarWinds
16 14 (1.22%) EMC
16 14 (1.22%) Mitel
16 14 (1.22%) SonicWALL