Period
to 26 February 2021

The median annual salary for an IT Engineer was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 26 February 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
26 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 228 226 285
Rank change year-on-year -2 +59 +44
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Engineer 920 1,669 1,726
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.38% 1.47% 1.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.47% 1.54% 1.28%
Number of salaries quoted 823 1,539 1,526
Median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% - +4.58%
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,250 £21,313
90th Percentile £52,500 £51,250 £53,750
UK median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year +7.69% - +4.84%

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 62,647 108,514 134,936
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.79% 95.43% 95.97%
Number of salaries quoted 51,004 88,718 110,569
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +0.96% +4.00%
10th Percentile £32,000 £29,000 £28,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £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 26 February 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 26 February 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 +61 214 £37,000 +23.33% 45
South East -6 197 £28,000 -11.11% 24
North of England +50 185 £31,000 +3.33% 59
London -84 157 £45,000 +26.76% 28
West Midlands +74 150 £40,000 +33.33% 27
South West -12 101 £30,000 - 22
North West +28 94 £37,500 +29.31% 35
Yorkshire +26 64 £31,000 -15.93% 19
East Midlands +12 64 £32,500 +18.18% 18
East of England +17 47 £35,500 +14.00% 14
North East +29 27 £30,000 +11.11% 5
IT Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 26 February 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.

1 550 (59.78%) Windows
2 468 (50.87%) Microsoft
3 417 (45.33%) Active Directory
4 376 (40.87%) Microsoft 365
5 340 (36.96%) Windows Server
6 319 (34.67%) VMware
7 274 (29.78%) Firewall
8 260 (28.26%) Azure
9 256 (27.83%) Cisco
10 207 (22.50%) VMware Infrastructure
11 188 (20.43%) DNS
12 166 (18.04%) Hyper-V
12 166 (18.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 165 (17.93%) Linux
14 158 (17.17%) ITIL
15 147 (15.98%) DHCP
16 144 (15.65%) MS Exchange
17 143 (15.54%) Windows Server 2012
17 143 (15.54%) Windows 10
18 123 (13.37%) WAN
19 120 (13.04%) TCP/IP
20 115 (12.50%) LAN
21 113 (12.28%) Problem-Solving
22 108 (11.74%) SQL
23 104 (11.30%) Microsoft Certification
23 104 (11.30%) A+ Certification
24 102 (11.09%) Microsoft Office
25 101 (10.98%) Windows Server 2016
26 98 (10.65%) Citrix
27 97 (10.54%) AWS

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
1 144 (15.65%) MS Exchange
2 60 (6.52%) SharePoint
3 36 (3.91%) Exchange Server 2010
4 29 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2013
5 26 (2.83%) IIS
6 13 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2007
7 11 (1.20%) Skype for Business
8 8 (0.87%) WordPress
9 5 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (0.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.33%) IBM Notes
11 3 (0.33%) SAS
12 2 (0.22%) Apache
13 1 (0.11%) Elasticsearch
13 1 (0.11%) nginx
13 1 (0.11%) Tomcat
Applications
1 102 (11.09%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.33%) SOLIDWORKS
5 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (0.98%) Workfront
2 4 (0.43%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.22%) BambooHR
3 2 (0.22%) Endur
4 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.11%) Shopify
4 1 (0.11%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 376 (40.87%) Microsoft 365
2 260 (28.26%) Azure
3 97 (10.54%) AWS
4 67 (7.28%) Azure Active Directory
5 27 (2.93%) SaaS
6 26 (2.83%) IaaS
7 20 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
7 20 (2.17%) G Suite
8 12 (1.30%) PaaS
9 9 (0.98%) OneDrive
10 7 (0.76%) GCP
10 7 (0.76%) Power Platform
11 4 (0.43%) PowerApps
12 3 (0.33%) Google Docs
12 3 (0.33%) Google Drive
12 3 (0.33%) Google Sheets
12 3 (0.33%) Mimecast
12 3 (0.33%) Power Automate
13 2 (0.22%) GitHub
13 2 (0.22%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 274 (29.78%) Firewall
2 188 (20.43%) DNS
3 147 (15.98%) DHCP
4 123 (13.37%) WAN
5 120 (13.04%) TCP/IP
6 115 (12.50%) LAN
7 93 (10.11%) VPN
8 67 (7.28%) VLAN
9 55 (5.98%) SAN
10 47 (5.11%) VoIP
11 46 (5.00%) Network Security
12 39 (4.24%) Internet
13 32 (3.48%) Intrusion Detection
14 26 (2.83%) Wireless
15 25 (2.72%) Remote Desktop
16 24 (2.61%) Wi-Fi
17 20 (2.17%) NAS
18 18 (1.96%) Cisco ASA
18 18 (1.96%) WLAN
19 17 (1.85%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (6.96%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.30%) MySQL
3 11 (1.20%) Amazon RDS
3 11 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (1.09%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (0.33%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (0.33%) SQL Server 2017
6 2 (0.22%) Power BI
7 1 (0.11%) DB2
7 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.11%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 5 (0.54%) JIRA
2 4 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.22%) GitLab
3 2 (0.22%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (0.22%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.11%) Ant
4 1 (0.11%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.11%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.11%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.11%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.11%) Subversion
General
1 85 (9.24%) Multimedia
2 63 (6.85%) Finance
3 21 (2.28%) Telecoms
4 19 (2.07%) Law
5 14 (1.52%) Manufacturing
6 10 (1.09%) Electronics
7 7 (0.76%) Legal
8 6 (0.65%) Marketing
8 6 (0.65%) Military
8 6 (0.65%) Public Sector
8 6 (0.65%) Retail
9 5 (0.54%) Advertising
9 5 (0.54%) German Language
9 5 (0.54%) Mandarin Language
10 4 (0.43%) Aerospace
10 4 (0.43%) Back Office
10 4 (0.43%) Publishing
11 3 (0.33%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.22%) Automotive
12 2 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (4.35%) Web Services
2 14 (1.52%) SAML
3 13 (1.41%) OAuth
4 6 (0.65%) .NET
5 4 (0.43%) Elastic Stack
5 4 (0.43%) POSIX
6 3 (0.33%) AngularJS
6 3 (0.33%) Flash
6 3 (0.33%) HTML
7 2 (0.22%) CSS
7 2 (0.22%) Software Packaging
7 2 (0.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (0.11%) ADSI
8 1 (0.11%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.11%) COM
8 1 (0.11%) Middleware
8 1 (0.11%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 56 (6.09%) Analytical Skills
2 55 (5.98%) Management Information System
3 50 (5.43%) Self-Motivation
4 49 (5.33%) Data Centre
5 31 (3.37%) Driving Licence
6 21 (2.28%) Clustering
7 19 (2.07%) Replication
8 12 (1.30%) Client/Server
9 10 (1.09%) FMCG
9 10 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
10 6 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (0.65%) User Experience
11 4 (0.43%) AS400
11 4 (0.43%) Blackberry
11 4 (0.43%) Smartphone
12 3 (0.33%) Cyberthreat
12 3 (0.33%) Linux Command Line
13 2 (0.22%) Cloud Native
13 2 (0.22%) Hedge funds
13 2 (0.22%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 550 (59.78%) Windows
2 340 (36.96%) Windows Server
3 165 (17.93%) Linux
4 143 (15.54%) Windows 10
4 143 (15.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 101 (10.98%) Windows Server 2016
6 65 (7.07%) Windows Server 2008
7 55 (5.98%) Windows 7
8 47 (5.11%) Windows Server 2019
9 27 (2.93%) Android
10 23 (2.50%) Mac OS
11 20 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 13 (1.41%) Windows 8
13 11 (1.20%) Unix
14 9 (0.98%) Apple iOS
14 9 (0.98%) Ubuntu
15 7 (0.76%) CentOS
15 7 (0.76%) Debian
15 7 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
16 5 (0.54%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (18.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 158 (17.17%) ITIL
3 113 (12.28%) Problem-Solving
4 61 (6.63%) Disaster Recovery
5 54 (5.87%) Service Management
6 43 (4.67%) ITIL V3
7 42 (4.57%) Information Security
8 41 (4.46%) Cybersecurity
9 37 (4.02%) Project Management
10 35 (3.80%) SIEM
11 34 (3.70%) Incident Management
12 32 (3.48%) Computer Science
13 30 (3.26%) IT Strategy
14 29 (3.15%) Migration
15 28 (3.04%) Continuous Improvement
15 28 (3.04%) Patch Management
15 28 (3.04%) Project Delivery
15 28 (3.04%) Service Delivery
16 27 (2.93%) Kalman Filter
17 25 (2.72%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 108 (11.74%) SQL
2 82 (8.91%) PowerShell
3 22 (2.39%) Python
4 18 (1.96%) Bash Shell
5 16 (1.74%) C
6 11 (1.20%) Java
6 11 (1.20%) T-SQL
7 8 (0.87%) Perl
7 8 (0.87%) Shell Script
8 7 (0.76%) JavaScript
9 4 (0.43%) C++
9 4 (0.43%) Ruby
10 2 (0.22%) VB
11 1 (0.11%) C#
11 1 (0.11%) PHP
11 1 (0.11%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 104 (11.30%) A+ Certification
1 104 (11.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 69 (7.50%) MCSA
3 66 (7.17%) MCSE
4 59 (6.41%) Cisco Certification
5 51 (5.54%) CCNA
6 41 (4.46%) Degree
7 37 (4.02%) MCP
8 31 (3.37%) Security Cleared
9 28 (3.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 27 (2.93%) Network+ Certification
11 25 (2.72%) MCITP
11 25 (2.72%) SC Cleared
12 23 (2.50%) CISSP
13 20 (2.17%) CompTIA Security+
14 19 (2.07%) ITIL Certification
14 19 (2.07%) Linux+ Certification
14 19 (2.07%) Server+ Certification
15 13 (1.41%) CCNP
15 13 (1.41%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (5.54%) SLA
2 37 (4.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (2.39%) PCI DSS
4 18 (1.96%) GDPR
5 12 (1.30%) Cyber Essentials
6 9 (0.98%) NIST
7 8 (0.87%) QA
8 4 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 3 (0.33%) RMADS
10 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.11%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 1 (0.11%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.11%) ITGC
System Software
1 417 (45.33%) Active Directory
2 207 (22.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 166 (18.04%) Hyper-V
4 57 (6.20%) VMware ESXi
5 53 (5.76%) vSphere
6 37 (4.02%) Virtual Servers
7 32 (3.48%) XenDesktop
8 25 (2.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 23 (2.50%) XenApp
10 12 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
11 11 (1.20%) VMware NSX
12 8 (0.87%) KVM
13 7 (0.76%) Virtual Desktop
14 6 (0.65%) Xen
15 5 (0.54%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 5 (0.54%) VMware Workstation
16 3 (0.33%) GPFS
16 3 (0.33%) NFS
17 2 (0.22%) Btrfs
17 2 (0.22%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 49 (5.33%) Microsoft Intune
2 45 (4.89%) SCCM
3 36 (3.91%) WSUS
4 20 (2.17%) Backup Exec
5 19 (2.07%) NetBackup
6 14 (1.52%) Microsoft Clustering
7 12 (1.30%) Nessus
8 11 (1.20%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 11 (1.20%) Norton AntiVirus
9 10 (1.09%) Cisco CUCM
9 10 (1.09%) SCOM
10 9 (0.98%) Jamf Pro
11 8 (0.87%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 7 (0.76%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 6 (0.65%) Ansible
13 6 (0.65%) Kubernetes
13 6 (0.65%) vCenter Server
14 5 (0.54%) Single Sign-On
15 4 (0.43%) Nagios
15 4 (0.43%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 468 (50.87%) Microsoft
2 319 (34.67%) VMware
3 256 (27.83%) Cisco
4 98 (10.65%) Citrix
5 52 (5.65%) HP
6 49 (5.33%) Veeam
7 28 (3.04%) Apple
7 28 (3.04%) Dell
7 28 (3.04%) NetApp
7 28 (3.04%) Red Hat
8 25 (2.72%) Fortinet
9 24 (2.61%) EMC
9 24 (2.61%) Juniper
9 24 (2.61%) SonicWALL
10 23 (2.50%) ServiceNow
11 20 (2.17%) Sophos
12 19 (2.07%) Google
13 18 (1.96%) Symantec
14 17 (1.85%) CheckPoint
15 14 (1.52%) Oracle