Period
to 23 January 2021

The median annual salary for an IT Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 23 January 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
23 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 125 171 222
Rank change year-on-year +46 +51 -5
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Engineer 51 71 66
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 1.62% 1.27% 0.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.68% 1.32% 1.01%
Number of salaries quoted 47 66 65
Median annual salary £42,500 £28,875 £26,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +47.19% +8.96% -5.36%
10th Percentile £24,750 £23,375 £21,250
90th Percentile £46,600 £45,000 £44,500
North West median annual salary £37,500 £28,500 £27,500
% change year-on-year +31.58% +3.64% -1.79%

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 3,039 5,394 6,546
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.69% 96.58% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 2,674 4,397 5,570
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
North West median annual salary £49,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.88%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +10 3 £23,000 -10.68%
Stockport +29 1 £23,000 -16.36%
Salford +18 1 £32,500 -18.75%
Rochdale +8 1 £30,000 +9.09%
Oldham +5 1 £27,500 - 1
Sale - 1 £23,000 - 1
IT Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 (60.78%) Windows
2 27 (52.94%) Active Directory
3 26 (50.98%) Firewall
3 26 (50.98%) Windows Server
4 23 (45.10%) Cisco
4 23 (45.10%) Microsoft
4 23 (45.10%) DNS
5 22 (43.14%) MS Exchange
6 19 (37.25%) SQL Server
7 17 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
8 16 (31.37%) Microsoft Certification
9 14 (27.45%) DHCP
9 14 (27.45%) VMware
9 14 (27.45%) Azure
10 13 (25.49%) VoIP
11 11 (21.57%) Office 365
12 10 (19.61%) Exchange Server 2010
12 10 (19.61%) Network Security
12 10 (19.61%) Computer Science
12 10 (19.61%) Cisco Certification
12 10 (19.61%) LAN
12 10 (19.61%) WAN
12 10 (19.61%) ITIL
12 10 (19.61%) Windows 10
13 9 (17.65%) SQL Server 2012
13 9 (17.65%) Relational Database
13 9 (17.65%) MCP
13 9 (17.65%) Linux
13 9 (17.65%) VPN
13 9 (17.65%) Business Intelligence

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 22 (43.14%) MS Exchange
2 10 (19.61%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (7.84%) IIS
4 1 (1.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.96%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (15.69%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.96%) SOLIDWORKS
Cloud Services
1 14 (27.45%) Azure
2 11 (21.57%) Office 365
3 5 (9.80%) AWS
4 4 (7.84%) IaaS
5 1 (1.96%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.96%) G Suite
5 1 (1.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (50.98%) Firewall
2 23 (45.10%) DNS
3 14 (27.45%) DHCP
4 13 (25.49%) VoIP
5 10 (19.61%) LAN
5 10 (19.61%) Network Security
5 10 (19.61%) WAN
6 9 (17.65%) Unified Communications
6 9 (17.65%) VPN
7 8 (15.69%) SSL
7 8 (15.69%) WLAN
8 7 (13.73%) FTP
8 7 (13.73%) IPsec
8 7 (13.73%) VLAN
9 4 (7.84%) SAN
10 3 (5.88%) IP Telephony
11 1 (1.96%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (37.25%) SQL Server
2 9 (17.65%) Relational Database
2 9 (17.65%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.96%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (5.88%) JIRA
2 1 (1.96%) Bitbucket
General
1 7 (13.73%) Electronics
2 4 (7.84%) Multimedia
3 1 (1.96%) Advertising
3 1 (1.96%) Finance
3 1 (1.96%) German Language
3 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.96%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.96%) .NET
1 1 (1.96%) AngularJS
1 1 (1.96%) CSS
1 1 (1.96%) HTML
1 1 (1.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.69%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.84%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.96%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 31 (60.78%) Windows
2 26 (50.98%) Windows Server
3 10 (19.61%) Windows 10
4 9 (17.65%) Linux
5 7 (13.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (7.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (7.84%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 10 (19.61%) Computer Science
2 10 (19.61%) ITIL
3 9 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (15.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 7 (13.73%) Analytical Thinking
5 7 (13.73%) CRM
5 7 (13.73%) Cybersecurity
5 7 (13.73%) Project Management
5 7 (13.73%) Server Virtualisation
5 7 (13.73%) Storage Management
6 6 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (7.84%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (7.84%) DevOps
7 4 (7.84%) Server Building
7 4 (7.84%) Server Management
7 4 (7.84%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (5.88%) IT Governance
8 3 (5.88%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.76%) SQL
2 4 (7.84%) T-SQL
3 3 (5.88%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.96%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.96%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (31.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (19.61%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (17.65%) CCNA
3 9 (17.65%) MCP
3 9 (17.65%) Microsoft Certified Architect
3 9 (17.65%) SSCP
4 7 (13.73%) ITIL Certification
4 7 (13.73%) MCITP
4 7 (13.73%) MCSA
4 7 (13.73%) MCSE
5 5 (9.80%) A+ Certification
6 1 (1.96%) CompTIA Security+
6 1 (1.96%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.96%) Degree
6 1 (1.96%) Linux+ Certification
6 1 (1.96%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (1.96%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.88%) GDPR
System Software
1 27 (52.94%) Active Directory
2 9 (17.65%) Hyper-V
3 4 (7.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.96%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (13.73%) WSUS
2 2 (3.92%) SCCM
3 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 23 (45.10%) Cisco
1 23 (45.10%) Microsoft
2 14 (27.45%) VMware
3 7 (13.73%) Sophos
3 7 (13.73%) ZyXEL
4 5 (9.80%) Citrix
5 4 (7.84%) Veeam
6 3 (5.88%) Avaya
6 3 (5.88%) Dell
6 3 (5.88%) EMC
6 3 (5.88%) NetApp
7 1 (1.96%) Apple
7 1 (1.96%) Aruba
7 1 (1.96%) HP
7 1 (1.96%) Juniper
7 1 (1.96%) Nimble Storage
7 1 (1.96%) Oracle