Period
to 16 April 2021

The median annual salary for an IT Engineer was £38,125 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 16 April 2021.

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

IT Engineer
North West > Manchester
6 months to
16 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 134 157 187
Rank change year-on-year +23 +30 +47
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Engineer 65 70 81
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 1.75% 1.45% 1.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.82% 1.51% 1.35%
Number of salaries quoted 38 64 76
10th Percentile £21,500 £22,500 £22,250
25th Percentile £26,313 £25,000 £24,813
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £38,125 £31,000 £35,000
Median % change year-on-year +22.98% -11.43% -
75th Percentile £49,000 £33,750 £38,750
90th Percentile £52,500 £43,200 £40,000
North West median annual salary £37,500 £32,200 £31,500
% change year-on-year +16.46% +2.22% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester. 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
Manchester
Permanent vacancies in Manchester with a recognized job title 3,570 4,646 6,016
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.92% 96.09% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 3,073 3,767 4,907
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,946 £26,250
25th Percentile £38,500 £36,750 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £46,192
Median % change year-on-year - +8.25% +2.65%
75th Percentile £63,750 £60,313 £60,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £72,500
North West median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%

IT Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Engineer in Manchester

IT Engineer
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Salary trend for IT Engineer in Manchester

IT Engineer
Salary Histogram in Manchester

Salary distribution for jobs citing IT Engineer in Manchester over the 6 months to 16 April 2021.

Salary histogram for IT Engineer in Manchester

IT Engineer
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IT Engineer within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 16 April 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
Cheadle +11 4 £23,000 +2.22% 1
Bury +1 2 £31,250 +56.25%
Altrincham -11 1 £40,000 +23.08%
Sale - 1 £23,000 -
IT Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 Manchester region featuring IT Engineer in the job title.

1 31 (47.69%) Windows
2 24 (36.92%) Microsoft
2 24 (36.92%) Windows Server
3 22 (33.85%) Cisco
4 19 (29.23%) Active Directory
4 19 (29.23%) A+ Certification
5 18 (27.69%) Linux
6 17 (26.15%) Firewall
7 14 (21.54%) DNS
7 14 (21.54%) Microsoft 365
8 13 (20.00%) Azure
8 13 (20.00%) MS Exchange
8 13 (20.00%) SQL Server
8 13 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
9 12 (18.46%) SQL
9 12 (18.46%) VMware
10 11 (16.92%) Microsoft Office
10 11 (16.92%) Multimedia
10 11 (16.92%) Computer Science
10 11 (16.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 11 (16.92%) Windows 10
11 10 (15.38%) IaaS
11 10 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
11 10 (15.38%) ITIL
11 10 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (13.85%) PowerShell
12 9 (13.85%) Analytical Skills
12 9 (13.85%) Server Virtualisation
13 8 (12.31%) Server Building
13 8 (12.31%) DevOps

IT Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 13 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 8 (12.31%) IIS
3 4 (6.15%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.54%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (16.92%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.08%) SOLIDWORKS
3 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 14 (21.54%) Microsoft 365
2 13 (20.00%) Azure
3 10 (15.38%) IaaS
4 4 (6.15%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (4.62%) PaaS
6 2 (3.08%) GitHub
6 2 (3.08%) SaaS
6 2 (3.08%) Slack
7 1 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.54%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (1.54%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 17 (26.15%) Firewall
2 14 (21.54%) DNS
3 8 (12.31%) VPN
3 8 (12.31%) WLAN
4 7 (10.77%) LAN
4 7 (10.77%) SSL
4 7 (10.77%) VLAN
4 7 (10.77%) WAN
5 6 (9.23%) DHCP
5 6 (9.23%) FTP
5 6 (9.23%) IPsec
5 6 (9.23%) Network Security
6 5 (7.69%) VoIP
7 4 (6.15%) Unified Communications
8 1 (1.54%) Softphone
8 1 (1.54%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.15%) Relational Database
2 4 (6.15%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.54%) MySQL
3 1 (1.54%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 2 (3.08%) GitLab
1 2 (3.08%) JIRA
General
1 11 (16.92%) Multimedia
2 6 (9.23%) Electronics
3 2 (3.08%) Finance
3 2 (3.08%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.54%) Advertising
4 1 (1.54%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.62%) .NET
2 2 (3.08%) AngularJS
2 2 (3.08%) CSS
2 2 (3.08%) HTML
2 2 (3.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.85%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.69%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (1.54%) NHS
3 1 (1.54%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 31 (47.69%) Windows
2 24 (36.92%) Windows Server
3 18 (27.69%) Linux
4 11 (16.92%) Windows 10
5 6 (9.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (3.08%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.54%) Android
7 1 (1.54%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.54%) CentOS
7 1 (1.54%) Mac OS
7 1 (1.54%) Unix
7 1 (1.54%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.54%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
2 11 (16.92%) Computer Science
2 11 (16.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 10 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
3 10 (15.38%) ITIL
4 9 (13.85%) Server Virtualisation
5 8 (12.31%) DevOps
5 8 (12.31%) Server Building
5 8 (12.31%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (10.77%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (9.23%) Analytical Thinking
7 6 (9.23%) CRM
7 6 (9.23%) Cybersecurity
7 6 (9.23%) Project Management
7 6 (9.23%) Server Management
7 6 (9.23%) Storage Management
7 6 (9.23%) Time Management
8 5 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (7.69%) Hardware Maintenance
Programming Languages
1 12 (18.46%) SQL
2 9 (13.85%) PowerShell
3 5 (7.69%) T-SQL
4 2 (3.08%) Bash Shell
4 2 (3.08%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.08%) VB
5 1 (1.54%) C
5 1 (1.54%) C#
5 1 (1.54%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 19 (29.23%) A+ Certification
2 10 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (12.31%) CompTIA Security+
3 8 (12.31%) Linux+ Certification
3 8 (12.31%) Network+ Certification
3 8 (12.31%) Server+ Certification
4 6 (9.23%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (9.23%) MCITP
4 6 (9.23%) MCSA
4 6 (9.23%) MCSE
5 5 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (6.15%) CCNA
6 4 (6.15%) MCP
6 4 (6.15%) Microsoft Certified Architect
6 4 (6.15%) SSCP
7 2 (3.08%) Degree
8 1 (1.54%) DBS Check
System Software
1 19 (29.23%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.15%) Hyper-V
2 4 (6.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.54%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 6 (9.23%) WSUS
2 2 (3.08%) Ansible
2 2 (3.08%) Jamf Pro
2 2 (3.08%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (3.08%) Puppet
2 2 (3.08%) SCCM
3 1 (1.54%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.54%) EnCase
3 1 (1.54%) FTK
3 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.54%) Nessus
3 1 (1.54%) Terraform
Vendors
1 24 (36.92%) Microsoft
2 22 (33.85%) Cisco
3 12 (18.46%) VMware
4 6 (9.23%) Sophos
4 6 (9.23%) ZyXEL
5 2 (3.08%) Apple
5 2 (3.08%) Atlassian
5 2 (3.08%) Oracle
5 2 (3.08%) Salesforce.com