Period
to 28 October 2021

The median annual salary for an IT Engineer was £33,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 28 October 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
28 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 315 280 264
Rank change year-on-year -35 -16 +34
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Engineer 1,225 527 1,637
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.10% 1.16% 1.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.21% 1.22% 1.35%
Number of salaries quoted 1,120 470 1,457
10th Percentile £22,750 £22,500 £22,500
25th Percentile £26,250 £26,438 £25,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £33,500 £36,250 £31,500
Median % change year-on-year -7.59% +15.08% -1.56%
75th Percentile £43,750 £46,500 £40,000
90th Percentile £55,000 £53,750 £47,500
UK median annual salary £33,000 £36,500 £31,500
% change year-on-year -9.59% +15.87% -1.56%

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 101,651 43,260 121,189
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.14% 94.95% 95.70%
Number of salaries quoted 71,338 36,538 99,102
10th Percentile £32,000 £32,500 £28,125
25th Percentile £42,000 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +5.77% +4.00%
75th Percentile £76,250 £73,250 £70,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £56,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.73% +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 28 October 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 28 October 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 -109 297 £40,000 -11.11% 95
North of England +6 290 £27,500 -16.67% 150
South East -78 225 £32,500 +0.78% 101
Midlands -47 197 £37,500 - 92
North West -5 151 £30,000 -17.24% 80
West Midlands -57 120 £36,500 -2.67% 45
South West -33 116 £30,500 -15.28% 48
Yorkshire -32 107 £27,500 -8.33% 57
East of England -26 100 £35,000 +27.27% 54
East Midlands -27 75 £37,500 -6.25% 46
North East -4 32 £26,000 -28.28% 13
IT Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 October 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.

1 785 (64.08%) Windows
2 663 (54.12%) Microsoft 365
3 641 (52.33%) Active Directory
4 619 (50.53%) Microsoft
5 434 (35.43%) Windows Server
6 370 (30.20%) VMware
7 365 (29.80%) Azure
8 317 (25.88%) Social Skills
9 290 (23.67%) Firewall
10 288 (23.51%) Windows 10
11 230 (18.78%) VMware Infrastructure
12 206 (16.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 204 (16.65%) DNS
14 203 (16.57%) Hyper-V
15 195 (15.92%) Microsoft Office
16 186 (15.18%) Cisco
17 176 (14.37%) DHCP
18 163 (13.31%) ITIL
19 162 (13.22%) TCP/IP
20 154 (12.57%) Problem-Solving
21 148 (12.08%) Linux
22 145 (11.84%) LAN
23 142 (11.59%) WAN
24 140 (11.43%) VPN
25 129 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
26 128 (10.45%) MS Exchange
27 126 (10.29%) SLA
28 125 (10.20%) SQL
28 125 (10.20%) Windows Server 2016
29 121 (9.88%) SharePoint

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
1 128 (10.45%) MS Exchange
2 121 (9.88%) SharePoint
3 55 (4.49%) IIS
4 19 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2010
5 18 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
6 12 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2007
6 12 (0.98%) Skype for Business
7 10 (0.82%) Confluence
8 7 (0.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (0.33%) Apache
9 4 (0.33%) nginx
10 3 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.082%) Moodle
11 1 (0.082%) SAS
11 1 (0.082%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.082%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.082%) WordPress
Applications
1 195 (15.92%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (1.96%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (1.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.41%) Photoshop
4 5 (0.41%) Siemens NX
4 5 (0.41%) Solid Edge
5 4 (0.33%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.24%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.082%) 1Password
7 1 (0.082%) Revit
Business Applications
1 8 (0.65%) Dynamics NAV
2 5 (0.41%) Teamcenter
3 4 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.24%) Workfront
5 2 (0.16%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 663 (54.12%) Microsoft 365
2 365 (29.80%) Azure
3 121 (9.88%) AWS
4 98 (8.00%) Azure Active Directory
5 39 (3.18%) OneDrive
6 31 (2.53%) Google Workspace
7 27 (2.20%) SaaS
8 26 (2.12%) Power Platform
9 22 (1.80%) IaaS
10 14 (1.14%) PaaS
11 12 (0.98%) Mimecast
12 10 (0.82%) PowerApps
13 9 (0.73%) Cohesity
14 7 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
15 6 (0.49%) Azure Data Factory
15 6 (0.49%) Azure Stack
16 5 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
16 5 (0.41%) Dynamics 365
16 5 (0.41%) GCP
16 5 (0.41%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 290 (23.67%) Firewall
2 204 (16.65%) DNS
3 176 (14.37%) DHCP
4 162 (13.22%) TCP/IP
5 145 (11.84%) LAN
6 142 (11.59%) WAN
7 140 (11.43%) VPN
8 115 (9.39%) Wireless
9 90 (7.35%) VoIP
10 83 (6.78%) VLAN
11 80 (6.53%) Wi-Fi
12 60 (4.90%) SAN
13 48 (3.92%) Network Security
14 31 (2.53%) Internet
14 31 (2.53%) MPLS
14 31 (2.53%) Remote Desktop
15 29 (2.37%) NAS
16 26 (2.12%) WLAN
17 23 (1.88%) IP Telephony
18 22 (1.80%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (6.37%) SQL Server
2 20 (1.63%) Amazon RDS
3 15 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (0.90%) Power BI
5 8 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (0.41%) NoSQL
7 4 (0.33%) Crystal Reports
7 4 (0.33%) MariaDB
7 4 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (0.24%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.24%) SQL Server 2019
9 2 (0.16%) MySQL
9 2 (0.16%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.082%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.082%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.082%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 19 (1.55%) JIRA
2 8 (0.65%) Git (software)
3 6 (0.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 5 (0.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 5 (0.41%) Terragrunt
5 4 (0.33%) Tricentis qTest
6 2 (0.16%) Cypress.io
6 2 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.16%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.082%) Burp Suite
7 1 (0.082%) Metasploit
7 1 (0.082%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.082%) sqlmap
7 1 (0.082%) Subversion
General
1 317 (25.88%) Social Skills
2 101 (8.24%) Finance
3 78 (6.37%) Manufacturing
4 71 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
5 69 (5.63%) Retail
6 59 (4.82%) Organisational Skills
7 53 (4.33%) Telecoms
8 48 (3.92%) Law
9 32 (2.61%) Public Sector
10 25 (2.04%) Legal
11 14 (1.14%) Marketing
12 11 (0.90%) Automotive
13 10 (0.82%) Advertising
13 10 (0.82%) Back Office
14 8 (0.65%) Games
15 6 (0.49%) Banking
15 6 (0.49%) Electronics
16 4 (0.33%) Fire and Rescue
16 4 (0.33%) French Language
16 4 (0.33%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (2.86%) Web Services
2 16 (1.31%) REST
3 11 (0.90%) .NET
4 10 (0.82%) SAML
5 9 (0.73%) SOAP
6 8 (0.65%) .NET Framework
6 8 (0.65%) JSON
6 8 (0.65%) OAuth
6 8 (0.65%) XML
7 6 (0.49%) .NET Core
8 5 (0.41%) LAMP
9 4 (0.33%) EDI
9 4 (0.33%) LAPP Stack
9 4 (0.33%) LEMP Stack
10 3 (0.24%) AngularJS
10 3 (0.24%) CSS
10 3 (0.24%) HTML
11 2 (0.16%) Entity Framework
11 2 (0.16%) React
11 2 (0.16%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 93 (7.59%) Data Centre
2 77 (6.29%) Self-Motivation
3 54 (4.41%) Driving Licence
4 41 (3.35%) Clustering
5 37 (3.02%) EPoS
6 33 (2.69%) Management Information System
7 27 (2.20%) Replication
7 27 (2.20%) User Experience
8 22 (1.80%) Smartphone
9 15 (1.22%) Analytical Mindset
10 14 (1.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 13 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
12 12 (0.98%) Public Cloud
13 10 (0.82%) CCTV
13 10 (0.82%) FMCG
13 10 (0.82%) Hybrid Cloud
13 10 (0.82%) iPhone
14 9 (0.73%) CMDB
15 8 (0.65%) Microsoft Licensing
16 7 (0.57%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 785 (64.08%) Windows
2 434 (35.43%) Windows Server
3 288 (23.51%) Windows 10
4 148 (12.08%) Linux
5 129 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 125 (10.20%) Windows Server 2016
7 94 (7.67%) Windows 7
8 90 (7.35%) Windows Server 2019
9 39 (3.18%) Windows Server 2008
10 33 (2.69%) Android
10 33 (2.69%) Mac OS
11 30 (2.45%) Apple iOS
12 29 (2.37%) Mac OS X
12 29 (2.37%) Windows 8
13 18 (1.47%) Unix
14 16 (1.31%) CentOS
14 16 (1.31%) Ubuntu
15 14 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 5 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
17 4 (0.33%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 206 (16.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 163 (13.31%) ITIL
3 154 (12.57%) Problem-Solving
4 79 (6.45%) Migration
5 74 (6.04%) Disaster Recovery
6 73 (5.96%) Information Security
7 56 (4.57%) Service Delivery
8 54 (4.41%) Cybersecurity
9 49 (4.00%) Project Delivery
10 47 (3.84%) Incident Management
10 47 (3.84%) Project Management
11 41 (3.35%) Root Cause Analysis
12 40 (3.27%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 37 (3.02%) Kalman Filter
14 36 (2.94%) Business Continuity
14 36 (2.94%) Mentoring
15 35 (2.86%) DevOps
16 34 (2.78%) Service Management
17 33 (2.69%) Data Loss Prevention
18 32 (2.61%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 125 (10.20%) SQL
2 119 (9.71%) PowerShell
3 35 (2.86%) Python
4 27 (2.20%) Bash Shell
5 14 (1.14%) C
6 12 (0.98%) Shell Script
6 12 (0.98%) T-SQL
7 10 (0.82%) C#
8 6 (0.49%) Java
9 4 (0.33%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.24%) Ruby
11 2 (0.16%) PHP
11 2 (0.16%) VBA
12 1 (0.082%) AWK
12 1 (0.082%) Go
12 1 (0.082%) Groovy
12 1 (0.082%) Korn
12 1 (0.082%) Perl
Qualifications
1 85 (6.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 51 (4.16%) Degree
3 45 (3.67%) Cisco Certification
4 41 (3.35%) CCNA
5 38 (3.10%) MCSA
6 37 (3.02%) MCSE
7 23 (1.88%) MCITP
8 22 (1.80%) MCP
9 21 (1.71%) Computer Science Degree
10 19 (1.55%) Security Cleared
11 16 (1.31%) DBS Check
12 15 (1.22%) A+ Certification
13 14 (1.14%) CISSP
13 14 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
14 13 (1.06%) Network+ Certification
15 12 (0.98%) SC Cleared
16 11 (0.90%) CCNP
16 11 (0.90%) Citrix Certification
17 10 (0.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 9 (0.73%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 126 (10.29%) SLA
2 58 (4.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 25 (2.04%) Cyber Essentials
4 19 (1.55%) GDPR
5 15 (1.22%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 13 (1.06%) QA
7 12 (0.98%) PCI DSS
8 8 (0.65%) ISO 22301
8 8 (0.65%) NIST
9 3 (0.24%) COBIT
9 3 (0.24%) GRC
9 3 (0.24%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.16%) Accessibility
10 2 (0.16%) GxP
11 1 (0.082%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 1 (0.082%) NCSC
11 1 (0.082%) RMADS
11 1 (0.082%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.082%) SOC 2
System Software
1 641 (52.33%) Active Directory
2 230 (18.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 203 (16.57%) Hyper-V
4 35 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
5 31 (2.53%) vSphere
6 30 (2.45%) Virtual Servers
7 27 (2.20%) XenApp
8 20 (1.63%) XenDesktop
9 12 (0.98%) Virtual Desktop
10 11 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
11 10 (0.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 8 (0.65%) Terminal Services
13 7 (0.57%) Docker
13 7 (0.57%) Firmware
14 6 (0.49%) RHEV
15 4 (0.33%) iptables
16 3 (0.24%) Xen
17 2 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
18 1 (0.082%) DFS Replication
18 1 (0.082%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 103 (8.41%) SCCM
2 99 (8.08%) Microsoft Intune
3 24 (1.96%) Microsoft Clustering
4 22 (1.80%) WSUS
5 19 (1.55%) Ansible
5 19 (1.55%) Terraform
6 16 (1.31%) Puppet
7 14 (1.14%) SCOM
8 13 (1.06%) CASB
9 10 (0.82%) FortiGate
9 10 (0.82%) Jamf Pro
10 9 (0.73%) Backup Exec
10 9 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
10 9 (0.73%) Single Sign-On
11 8 (0.65%) CSIRT
11 8 (0.65%) NetBackup
11 8 (0.65%) vCenter Server
12 7 (0.57%) Cisco CUCM
12 7 (0.57%) Kubernetes
12 7 (0.57%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 619 (50.53%) Microsoft
2 370 (30.20%) VMware
3 186 (15.18%) Cisco
4 83 (6.78%) Citrix
5 71 (5.80%) Apple
5 71 (5.80%) Veeam
6 47 (3.84%) Dell
7 43 (3.51%) Meraki
8 40 (3.27%) HP
9 32 (2.61%) SAP
10 28 (2.29%) ServiceNow
11 26 (2.12%) Google
12 24 (1.96%) NetApp
13 23 (1.88%) SolarWinds
14 22 (1.80%) Red Hat
15 21 (1.71%) Mitel
16 16 (1.31%) Sophos
17 14 (1.14%) Okta
17 14 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
18 13 (1.06%) Veritas