Period
to 16 August 2018

The median annual salary for an IT Engineer was £29,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 16 August 2018.

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

IT Engineer
England > North West
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 242 250 244
Rank change year-on-year +8 -6 -20
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Engineer 120 124 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.99% 0.94% 0.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.02% 0.97% 0.90%
Number of salaries quoted 99 117 87
North West median annual salary £29,000 £27,250 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.42% -0.91% +3.77%
10th Percentile £20,500 £19,000 £18,000
90th Percentile £44,500 £46,493 £47,200
England median annual salary £31,000 £30,000 £31,000
% change year-on-year +3.33% -3.23% +5.08%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Permanent vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 11,739 12,737 11,285
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.82% 96.70% 97.39%
Number of salaries quoted 9,512 10,371 9,518
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

IT Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings that featured IT Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for IT Engineer in the North West

IT Engineer
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing IT Engineer in the North West.

Salary trend for IT Engineer in the North West

IT Engineer
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing IT Engineer in the North West over the 6 months to 16 August 2018.

Salary histogram for IT Engineer in the North West

IT Engineer
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IT Engineer within the North West region over the 6 months to 16 August 2018. 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
Manchester +7 57 £27,500 - 16
Cheshire +8 51 £31,071 +24.28% 3
Lancashire +3 7 £25,750 +3.52% 1
Merseyside +13 4 £26,500 -29.33% 3
Cumbria - 1 - -
IT Engineer
England

IT Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 August 2018, 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 North West region featuring IT Engineer in the job title.

1 95 (79.17%) Windows
2 56 (46.67%) Active Directory
3 55 (45.83%) Windows Server
4 53 (44.17%) Microsoft
4 53 (44.17%) VMware
5 38 (31.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 35 (29.17%) Office 365
7 31 (25.83%) MS Exchange
8 28 (23.33%) TCP/IP
8 28 (23.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 27 (22.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 26 (21.67%) Problem-Solving
10 26 (21.67%) Hyper-V
11 25 (20.83%) Firewall
12 24 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
13 21 (17.50%) Citrix
14 20 (16.67%) Cisco
15 18 (15.00%) Microsoft Office
16 17 (14.17%) SAN
16 17 (14.17%) DNS
17 16 (13.33%) WAN
17 16 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
17 16 (13.33%) SQL
17 16 (13.33%) Linux
17 16 (13.33%) ITIL
17 16 (13.33%) SharePoint
17 16 (13.33%) Driving Licence
18 15 (12.50%) DHCP
18 15 (12.50%) Windows 7
19 14 (11.67%) LAN

IT Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 31 (25.83%) MS Exchange
2 16 (13.33%) SharePoint
3 12 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (5.83%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (5.00%) IIS
6 5 (4.17%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (2.50%) Confluence
7 3 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (2.50%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.67%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 18 (15.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.83%) NetSuite
1 1 (0.83%) Pegasus Opera
1 1 (0.83%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 35 (29.17%) Office 365
2 11 (9.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (5.83%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (5.83%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (5.00%) IaaS
5 1 (0.83%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 28 (23.33%) TCP/IP
2 25 (20.83%) Firewall
3 17 (14.17%) DNS
3 17 (14.17%) SAN
4 16 (13.33%) WAN
5 15 (12.50%) DHCP
6 14 (11.67%) LAN
7 11 (9.17%) VoIP
8 8 (6.67%) Unified Communications
8 8 (6.67%) VPN
9 7 (5.83%) Wireless
10 6 (5.00%) MPLS
11 5 (4.17%) Network Security
11 5 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (3.33%) NAS
12 4 (3.33%) Remote Desktop
13 3 (2.50%) ADSL
13 3 (2.50%) Ethernet
13 3 (2.50%) VLAN
14 2 (1.67%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.50%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (1.67%) MS Access
4 1 (0.83%) SAP HANA
4 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (2.50%) Bitbucket
1 3 (2.50%) JIRA
1 3 (2.50%) SonarQube
1 3 (2.50%) Sonatype Nexus
1 3 (2.50%) Subversion
2 2 (1.67%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.67%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (1.67%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (7.50%) Telecoms
2 7 (5.83%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.50%) Finance
4 2 (1.67%) Retail
5 1 (0.83%) Advertising
5 1 (0.83%) Games
5 1 (0.83%) Law
5 1 (0.83%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.00%) Web Services
2 3 (2.50%) CSS
2 3 (2.50%) HTML
3 2 (1.67%) .NET
3 2 (1.67%) AngularJS
3 2 (1.67%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (0.83%) HTML5
4 1 (0.83%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (13.33%) Driving Licence
2 11 (9.17%) Fat Client
2 11 (9.17%) Thin Client
3 9 (7.50%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (2.50%) Clustering
4 3 (2.50%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.50%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (1.67%) CMDB
5 2 (1.67%) iPhone
5 2 (1.67%) NHS
5 2 (1.67%) Replication
6 1 (0.83%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.83%) CCTV
6 1 (0.83%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.83%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.83%) iPad
6 1 (0.83%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.83%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.83%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 95 (79.17%) Windows
2 55 (45.83%) Windows Server
3 28 (23.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (13.33%) Linux
6 15 (12.50%) Windows 7
7 10 (8.33%) Windows 10
8 6 (5.00%) Windows 8
9 5 (4.17%) Android
9 5 (4.17%) Apple iOS
10 4 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.67%) Mac OS
11 2 (1.67%) Unix
11 2 (1.67%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.83%) CentOS
12 1 (0.83%) SUSE
12 1 (0.83%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.83%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (22.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 26 (21.67%) Problem-Solving
3 16 (13.33%) ITIL
4 8 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (6.67%) Mentoring
4 8 (6.67%) Service Delivery
5 7 (5.83%) High Availability
6 6 (5.00%) Break/Fix
7 5 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (4.17%) Coaching
7 5 (4.17%) Commercial Awareness
7 5 (4.17%) Configuration Management
7 5 (4.17%) ERP
7 5 (4.17%) Patch Management
7 5 (4.17%) Time Management
8 4 (3.33%) Business Continuity
8 4 (3.33%) Migration
8 4 (3.33%) Server Building
8 4 (3.33%) Software Engineering
8 4 (3.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 16 (13.33%) SQL
2 3 (2.50%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.67%) C#
3 2 (1.67%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.83%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.83%) C++
4 1 (0.83%) Java
4 1 (0.83%) PHP
4 1 (0.83%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.83%) Python
4 1 (0.83%) Ruby
4 1 (0.83%) VB
4 1 (0.83%) VC++
Qualifications
1 16 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (9.17%) MCSE
3 6 (5.00%) MCSA
3 6 (5.00%) MCTS
4 5 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (3.33%) Degree
5 4 (3.33%) MCITP
5 4 (3.33%) MCP
5 4 (3.33%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.67%) RHCT
7 1 (0.83%) CCNA
7 1 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.83%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.83%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.83%) SLA
2 2 (1.67%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.83%) GDPR
3 1 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 56 (46.67%) Active Directory
2 38 (31.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (21.67%) Hyper-V
4 8 (6.67%) VMware Server
5 7 (5.83%) Terminal Services
5 7 (5.83%) Virtual Servers
5 7 (5.83%) vSphere
6 5 (4.17%) Terminal Server
6 5 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (2.50%) XenApp
8 2 (1.67%) Docker
8 2 (1.67%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.67%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.83%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (3.33%) SCCM
2 3 (2.50%) AirWatch
2 3 (2.50%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (1.67%) FlexNet
3 2 (1.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.83%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.83%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.83%) vCenter Server
4 1 (0.83%) WSUS
Vendors
1 53 (44.17%) Microsoft
1 53 (44.17%) VMware
2 21 (17.50%) Citrix
3 20 (16.67%) Cisco
4 11 (9.17%) Intel
5 3 (2.50%) Blue Coat
5 3 (2.50%) Epicor
5 3 (2.50%) Fortinet
5 3 (2.50%) Lotus
5 3 (2.50%) SolarWinds
5 3 (2.50%) Veeam
6 2 (1.67%) Aerohive Networks
6 2 (1.67%) Apple
6 2 (1.67%) Avaya
6 2 (1.67%) F5
6 2 (1.67%) NetApp
6 2 (1.67%) Riverbed
7 1 (0.83%) Meraki
7 1 (0.83%) Nimble Storage
7 1 (0.83%) Ruckus Wireless