Period
to 19 April 2018

The median annual salary for an IT Engineer was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 19 April 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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 255 235 211
Rank change year-on-year -20 -24 +27
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Engineer 118 121 138
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.91% 0.98% 1.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.94% 1.01% 1.26%
Number of salaries quoted 87 113 128
North West median annual salary £32,500 £26,000 £27,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% -4.59% +4.81%
10th Percentile £19,750 £19,000 £18,925
90th Percentile £46,896 £38,500 £44,000
England median annual salary £30,750 £28,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year +7.89% -5.00% +7.14%

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 12,539 11,966 10,966
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.84% 96.77% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 10,214 10,026 9,224
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £66,000 £61,250 £60,000
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 19 April 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 19 April 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 -2 52 £35,000 +34.62% 26
Cheshire -31 44 £30,750 +35.16% 15
Lancashire +5 10 £21,500 - 4
Merseyside +15 9 £34,500 -0.61% 1
Cumbria -10 2 £25,250 -15.83%
IT Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 April 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 89 (75.42%) Windows
2 47 (39.83%) Windows Server
3 43 (36.44%) VMware
4 41 (34.75%) Microsoft
5 40 (33.90%) Active Directory
6 34 (28.81%) VMware Infrastructure
7 30 (25.42%) Windows Server 2012
8 28 (23.73%) Office 365
8 28 (23.73%) Windows Server 2008
9 25 (21.19%) Microsoft Office
10 24 (20.34%) Hyper-V
11 23 (19.49%) Cisco
12 20 (16.95%) SQL
13 19 (16.10%) VoIP
13 19 (16.10%) Problem-Solving
14 18 (15.25%) Firewall
15 17 (14.41%) MS Exchange
15 17 (14.41%) TCP/IP
15 17 (14.41%) DNS
15 17 (14.41%) SAN
15 17 (14.41%) SQL Server
16 16 (13.56%) Fat Client
16 16 (13.56%) Windows 7
16 16 (13.56%) ITIL
16 16 (13.56%) Intel
16 16 (13.56%) WAN
16 16 (13.56%) Thin Client
17 15 (12.71%) Citrix
17 15 (12.71%) Microsoft Certification
18 14 (11.86%) 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 17 (14.41%) MS Exchange
2 11 (9.32%) SharePoint
3 8 (6.78%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (4.24%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (4.24%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (3.39%) IBM Notes
6 3 (2.54%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 25 (21.19%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.54%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.69%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 28 (23.73%) Office 365
2 11 (9.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (8.47%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (7.63%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (3.39%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.85%) G Suite
6 1 (0.85%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 19 (16.10%) VoIP
2 18 (15.25%) Firewall
3 17 (14.41%) DNS
3 17 (14.41%) SAN
3 17 (14.41%) TCP/IP
4 16 (13.56%) WAN
5 14 (11.86%) DHCP
5 14 (11.86%) LAN
6 9 (7.63%) Wireless
7 8 (6.78%) VPN
8 7 (5.93%) Network Security
9 5 (4.24%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (3.39%) Broadband
10 4 (3.39%) NAS
10 4 (3.39%) VLAN
11 3 (2.54%) ADSL
12 2 (1.69%) Intrusion Detection
12 2 (1.69%) IPv4
12 2 (1.69%) IPv6
12 2 (1.69%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (14.41%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.54%) MS Access
3 2 (1.69%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.85%) MySQL
4 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.69%) JIRA
General
1 7 (5.93%) Finance
1 7 (5.93%) Manufacturing
2 3 (2.54%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.69%) Dutch Language
3 2 (1.69%) German Language
3 2 (1.69%) Retail
4 1 (0.85%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.93%) CSS
1 7 (5.93%) HTML
2 5 (4.24%) Web Services
3 3 (2.54%) .NET
4 2 (1.69%) AngularJS
4 2 (1.69%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.69%) COM
4 2 (1.69%) HTML5
4 2 (1.69%) jQuery
4 2 (1.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (0.85%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.85%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 16 (13.56%) Fat Client
1 16 (13.56%) Thin Client
2 11 (9.32%) NHS
3 7 (5.93%) Driving Licence
4 6 (5.08%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (4.24%) Data Centre
5 5 (4.24%) Private Cloud
6 4 (3.39%) Cyber Defence
6 4 (3.39%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (3.39%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.69%) CCTV
7 2 (1.69%) iPad
7 2 (1.69%) iPhone
8 1 (0.85%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.85%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.85%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.85%) Tandem
8 1 (0.85%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.85%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 89 (75.42%) Windows
2 47 (39.83%) Windows Server
3 30 (25.42%) Windows Server 2012
4 28 (23.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (13.56%) Windows 7
6 11 (9.32%) Linux
7 10 (8.47%) Windows 10
8 6 (5.08%) Unix
8 6 (5.08%) Windows 8
9 4 (3.39%) Mac OS X
9 4 (3.39%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.69%) Android
10 2 (1.69%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.85%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.85%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.85%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (16.10%) Problem-Solving
2 16 (13.56%) ITIL
3 12 (10.17%) Information Security
4 11 (9.32%) Release Management
5 10 (8.47%) Coaching
5 10 (8.47%) Mentoring
6 7 (5.93%) ERP
6 7 (5.93%) Patch Management
6 7 (5.93%) Penetration Testing
7 6 (5.08%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (5.08%) Cybersecurity
7 6 (5.08%) Network Architecture
7 6 (5.08%) Performance Monitoring
7 6 (5.08%) Server Building
7 6 (5.08%) Software Distribution
8 5 (4.24%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (4.24%) Commercial Awareness
8 5 (4.24%) OWASP
9 4 (3.39%) Artificial Intelligence
9 4 (3.39%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 20 (16.95%) SQL
2 6 (5.08%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.69%) C#
3 2 (1.69%) C++
3 2 (1.69%) Java
3 2 (1.69%) PHP
3 2 (1.69%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.69%) T-SQL
3 2 (1.69%) VB
3 2 (1.69%) VC++
Qualifications
1 15 (12.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (11.86%) MCSE
3 10 (8.47%) MCSA
4 5 (4.24%) CISM
4 5 (4.24%) CISSP
4 5 (4.24%) MCP
4 5 (4.24%) MCTS
4 5 (4.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (3.39%) CSSLP
5 4 (3.39%) Degree
5 4 (3.39%) RHCT
5 4 (3.39%) SANS
6 3 (2.54%) MCITP
6 3 (2.54%) Security Cleared
7 2 (1.69%) MOS
8 1 (0.85%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (10.17%) SLA
2 6 (5.08%) GDPR
3 4 (3.39%) GCP
3 4 (3.39%) HIPAA
4 3 (2.54%) PCI DSS
5 2 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.85%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 40 (33.90%) Active Directory
2 34 (28.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (20.34%) Hyper-V
4 7 (5.93%) XenApp
5 6 (5.08%) Terminal Services
5 6 (5.08%) vSphere
6 5 (4.24%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (3.39%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (2.54%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.85%) Docker
9 1 (0.85%) Firmware
9 1 (0.85%) NFS
9 1 (0.85%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.85%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (5.93%) SCCM
2 5 (4.24%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (1.69%) WSUS
5 1 (0.85%) Rancher
5 1 (0.85%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 43 (36.44%) VMware
2 41 (34.75%) Microsoft
3 23 (19.49%) Cisco
4 16 (13.56%) Intel
5 15 (12.71%) Citrix
6 6 (5.08%) Apple
7 5 (4.24%) Google
8 4 (3.39%) Fortinet
8 4 (3.39%) Lotus
8 4 (3.39%) Ruckus Wireless
8 4 (3.39%) Veracode
9 3 (2.54%) Epicor
10 2 (1.69%) Capita
10 2 (1.69%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.69%) Pegasus
10 2 (1.69%) Sage
10 2 (1.69%) WatchGuard
11 1 (0.85%) Draytek
11 1 (0.85%) SonicWALL
11 1 (0.85%) Veeam