Period
to 17 January 2019

The median annual salary for an IT Engineer was £27,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 17 January 2019.

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
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 225 252 238
Rank change year-on-year +27 -14 -15
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Engineer 117 121 132
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.10% 0.96% 1.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.14% 0.99% 1.10%
Number of salaries quoted 95 98 121
North West median annual salary £27,500 £28,000 £27,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.79% +3.70% -1.82%
10th Percentile £20,500 £20,675 £19,000
90th Percentile £44,500 £46,493 £40,000
England median annual salary £32,500 £30,000 £28,500
% change year-on-year +8.33% +5.26% -5.00%

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 10,246 12,224 11,965
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.55% 96.68% 96.74%
Number of salaries quoted 8,329 9,798 10,093
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% -

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 17 January 2019.

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 17 January 2019. 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 -4 64 £26,500 -5.36% 24
Cheshire +37 35 £29,500 +31.11% 4
Merseyside +11 11 £27,500 -6.78% 2
Lancashire +12 6 £28,000 +40.00% 2
Cumbria +5 1 £14,300 -43.37%
IT Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, 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 87 (74.36%) Windows
2 62 (52.99%) Active Directory
3 49 (41.88%) Microsoft
4 46 (39.32%) VMware
5 45 (38.46%) Windows Server
6 37 (31.62%) Office 365
7 33 (28.21%) VMware Infrastructure
8 32 (27.35%) Problem-Solving
9 29 (24.79%) Windows Server 2012
10 26 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
10 26 (22.22%) MS Exchange
11 25 (21.37%) ITIL
12 24 (20.51%) TCP/IP
12 24 (20.51%) Firewall
12 24 (20.51%) Hyper-V
13 23 (19.66%) DHCP
13 23 (19.66%) DNS
13 23 (19.66%) Cisco
13 23 (19.66%) Microsoft Office
14 22 (18.80%) Windows 7
15 20 (17.09%) Microsoft Certification
16 19 (16.24%) Citrix
17 18 (15.38%) Linux
18 16 (13.68%) LAN
18 16 (13.68%) Intel
18 16 (13.68%) Thin Client
18 16 (13.68%) Fat Client
18 16 (13.68%) Windows 10
19 15 (12.82%) MCSA
19 15 (12.82%) WAN

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 26 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 10 (8.55%) SharePoint
3 9 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (3.42%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (2.56%) IIS
6 2 (1.71%) Apache
7 1 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.85%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 23 (19.66%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 37 (31.62%) Office 365
2 8 (6.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (5.13%) IaaS
4 5 (4.27%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.85%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.85%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.85%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.85%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (20.51%) Firewall
1 24 (20.51%) TCP/IP
2 23 (19.66%) DHCP
2 23 (19.66%) DNS
3 16 (13.68%) LAN
4 15 (12.82%) WAN
5 8 (6.84%) VPN
6 7 (5.98%) SAN
7 5 (4.27%) VoIP
8 4 (3.42%) VLAN
9 3 (2.56%) Network Security
9 3 (2.56%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (2.56%) Skype
9 3 (2.56%) Unified Communications
9 3 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (1.71%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (1.71%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (1.71%) MPLS
10 2 (1.71%) Wireless
11 1 (0.85%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.98%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.71%) Power BI
2 2 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.85%) DB2
3 1 (0.85%) MS Access
3 1 (0.85%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 7 (5.98%) Retail
2 4 (3.42%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.71%) Finance
3 2 (1.71%) Games
4 1 (0.85%) Back Office
4 1 (0.85%) Dutch Language
4 1 (0.85%) French Language
4 1 (0.85%) German Language
4 1 (0.85%) Law
4 1 (0.85%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.13%) Web Services
2 1 (0.85%) .NET
2 1 (0.85%) CSS
2 1 (0.85%) HTML
2 1 (0.85%) MSMQ
2 1 (0.85%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 16 (13.68%) Fat Client
1 16 (13.68%) Thin Client
2 11 (9.40%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (5.98%) EPoS
4 6 (5.13%) Driving Licence
5 3 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.56%) Replication
6 2 (1.71%) Augmented Reality
6 2 (1.71%) CMDB
6 2 (1.71%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.85%) AS400
7 1 (0.85%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.85%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.85%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.85%) iSeries
7 1 (0.85%) IVR
7 1 (0.85%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.85%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 87 (74.36%) Windows
2 45 (38.46%) Windows Server
3 29 (24.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 26 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (18.80%) Windows 7
6 18 (15.38%) Linux
7 16 (13.68%) Windows 10
8 10 (8.55%) Windows 8
9 5 (4.27%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (2.56%) Android
10 3 (2.56%) Apple iOS
10 3 (2.56%) Mac OS X
10 3 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (2.56%) Unix
11 2 (1.71%) CentOS
11 2 (1.71%) Mac OS
11 2 (1.71%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (27.35%) Problem-Solving
2 25 (21.37%) ITIL
3 12 (10.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 10 (8.55%) Break/Fix
4 10 (8.55%) Service Management
5 9 (7.69%) Data Protection
6 8 (6.84%) Coaching
6 8 (6.84%) Service Delivery
7 7 (5.98%) Information Security
7 7 (5.98%) Mentoring
8 6 (5.13%) Server Building
9 4 (3.42%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (3.42%) Analytics
9 4 (3.42%) Change Management
9 4 (3.42%) Commercial Awareness
9 4 (3.42%) Cybersecurity
9 4 (3.42%) Deployment Automation
9 4 (3.42%) Project Management
9 4 (3.42%) Server Management
9 4 (3.42%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.84%) SQL
2 3 (2.56%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.85%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.85%) Python
3 1 (0.85%) RPG
3 1 (0.85%) RPG IV
3 1 (0.85%) Ruby
3 1 (0.85%) T-SQL
3 1 (0.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 20 (17.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (12.82%) MCSA
3 9 (7.69%) MCP
3 9 (7.69%) MCSE
4 7 (5.98%) MCTS
5 5 (4.27%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (4.27%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (3.42%) CCNA
6 4 (3.42%) CCNP
6 4 (3.42%) CISSP
6 4 (3.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (2.56%) CISM
7 3 (2.56%) MCITP
8 2 (1.71%) ISSAP
8 2 (1.71%) ISSMP
8 2 (1.71%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.85%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 1 (0.85%) Degree
9 1 (0.85%) GIAC
9 1 (0.85%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.55%) GDPR
2 4 (3.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (3.42%) SLA
3 3 (2.56%) COBIT
3 3 (2.56%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.85%) PMO
4 1 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 62 (52.99%) Active Directory
2 33 (28.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (20.51%) Hyper-V
4 8 (6.84%) vSphere
5 7 (5.98%) Terminal Server
5 7 (5.98%) VMware Server
6 6 (5.13%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (3.42%) Terminal Services
7 4 (3.42%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (3.42%) XenApp
8 1 (0.85%) Docker
8 1 (0.85%) Snort
8 1 (0.85%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.85%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (4.27%) SCCM
2 3 (2.56%) vCenter Server
3 2 (1.71%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.71%) HP Fortify
3 2 (1.71%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.85%) Ansible
4 1 (0.85%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.85%) Nagios
4 1 (0.85%) Terraform
4 1 (0.85%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 49 (41.88%) Microsoft
2 46 (39.32%) VMware
3 23 (19.66%) Cisco
4 19 (16.24%) Citrix
5 16 (13.68%) Intel
6 4 (3.42%) Veeam
7 3 (2.56%) HP
7 3 (2.56%) McAfee
7 3 (2.56%) Red Hat
7 3 (2.56%) Veritas
8 2 (1.71%) Meraki
8 2 (1.71%) NetApp
8 2 (1.71%) Sage
8 2 (1.71%) Splunk
9 1 (0.85%) Google
9 1 (0.85%) Mitel
9 1 (0.85%) Nimble Storage
9 1 (0.85%) SolarWinds
9 1 (0.85%) Tableau
9 1 (0.85%) Zeacom