Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 240 240 271
Rank change year-on-year 0 +31 -38
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Engineer 120 125 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.02% 0.97% 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.05% 1.00% 0.81%
Number of salaries quoted 100 116 87
North West median annual salary £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.57% +1.82% -
10th Percentile £20,500 £20,500 £18,500
90th Percentile £47,500 £46,493 £44,000
England median annual salary £31,500 £30,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year +3.28% +1.67% +3.45%

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 11,393 12,464 11,807
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.71% 96.70% 97.27%
Number of salaries quoted 9,203 9,984 9,959
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £24,950
90th Percentile £68,750 £63,750 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -14 57 £30,000 +7.14% 16
Cheshire +27 45 £31,536 +40.16% 10
Merseyside +21 12 £27,500 -32.10% 2
Lancashire +9 6 £24,000 +6.67% 2
IT Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 88 (73.33%) Windows
2 62 (51.67%) Active Directory
3 53 (44.17%) Windows Server
4 51 (42.50%) VMware
5 49 (40.83%) Microsoft
6 36 (30.00%) Office 365
7 32 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
7 32 (26.67%) Problem-Solving
8 30 (25.00%) MS Exchange
9 28 (23.33%) TCP/IP
10 25 (20.83%) Hyper-V
11 24 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
11 24 (20.00%) Firewall
11 24 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 22 (18.33%) DNS
12 22 (18.33%) ITIL
13 21 (17.50%) DHCP
14 20 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
14 20 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
15 19 (15.83%) Microsoft Certification
16 18 (15.00%) Linux
17 17 (14.17%) Citrix
18 16 (13.33%) SharePoint
19 15 (12.50%) LAN
19 15 (12.50%) Cisco
20 14 (11.67%) WAN
20 14 (11.67%) MCSE
20 14 (11.67%) Windows 7
21 13 (10.83%) Self-Motivation
22 12 (10.00%) Mentoring

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 30 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 16 (13.33%) SharePoint
3 11 (9.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (5.00%) IIS
4 6 (5.00%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (2.50%) Confluence
6 2 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 20 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.83%) NetSuite
1 1 (0.83%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 36 (30.00%) Office 365
2 10 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (7.50%) IaaS
4 6 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.83%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.83%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 28 (23.33%) TCP/IP
2 24 (20.00%) Firewall
3 22 (18.33%) DNS
4 21 (17.50%) DHCP
5 15 (12.50%) LAN
6 14 (11.67%) WAN
7 11 (9.17%) SAN
8 8 (6.67%) Unified Communications
8 8 (6.67%) VPN
9 6 (5.00%) MPLS
10 5 (4.17%) Network Security
11 4 (3.33%) VoIP
11 4 (3.33%) Wireless
12 3 (2.50%) Intrusion Detection
12 3 (2.50%) Remote Desktop
12 3 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
13 2 (1.67%) Cisco Nexus
13 2 (1.67%) Skype
13 2 (1.67%) Structured Cabling
13 2 (1.67%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.83%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (0.83%) DB2
2 1 (0.83%) Power BI
2 1 (0.83%) SAP HANA
2 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
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 8 (6.67%) Telecoms
2 3 (2.50%) Retail
3 1 (0.83%) Advertising
3 1 (0.83%) Finance
3 1 (0.83%) Games
3 1 (0.83%) Law
3 1 (0.83%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.83%) Web Services
2 1 (0.83%) CSS
2 1 (0.83%) HTML
2 1 (0.83%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.83%) Self-Motivation
2 12 (10.00%) Fat Client
2 12 (10.00%) Thin Client
3 10 (8.33%) Driving Licence
4 4 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.50%) Clustering
6 2 (1.67%) Augmented Reality
6 2 (1.67%) CMDB
6 2 (1.67%) EPoS
6 2 (1.67%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.67%) NHS
6 2 (1.67%) Replication
7 1 (0.83%) AS400
7 1 (0.83%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.83%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.83%) iPhone
7 1 (0.83%) iSeries
7 1 (0.83%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.83%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 88 (73.33%) Windows
2 53 (44.17%) Windows Server
3 24 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (15.00%) Linux
6 14 (11.67%) Windows 7
7 7 (5.83%) Windows 10
8 6 (5.00%) Windows 8
8 6 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (4.17%) Android
10 4 (3.33%) Apple iOS
11 3 (2.50%) CentOS
11 3 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.67%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.67%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.83%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.83%) SUSE
13 1 (0.83%) Unix
13 1 (0.83%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.83%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (26.67%) Problem-Solving
2 24 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 22 (18.33%) ITIL
4 12 (10.00%) Mentoring
5 10 (8.33%) Coaching
6 9 (7.50%) Break/Fix
7 8 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (6.67%) Service Management
8 7 (5.83%) Service Delivery
9 6 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (5.00%) Commercial Awareness
9 6 (5.00%) Information Security
9 6 (5.00%) Server Building
10 5 (4.17%) Configuration Management
10 5 (4.17%) Server Management
10 5 (4.17%) Time Management
11 4 (3.33%) Analytics
11 4 (3.33%) Business Continuity
11 4 (3.33%) Migration
11 4 (3.33%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (9.17%) SQL
2 1 (0.83%) Bash Shell
2 1 (0.83%) PowerShell
2 1 (0.83%) Python
2 1 (0.83%) RPG
2 1 (0.83%) RPG IV
2 1 (0.83%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 19 (15.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (11.67%) MCSE
3 10 (8.33%) MCTS
4 8 (6.67%) MCSA
5 7 (5.83%) MCITP
6 6 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (4.17%) MCP
8 3 (2.50%) CISM
8 3 (2.50%) CISSP
8 3 (2.50%) Degree
9 2 (1.67%) ISSAP
9 2 (1.67%) ISSMP
9 2 (1.67%) Security Cleared
10 1 (0.83%) CCNA
10 1 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.83%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.50%) PCI DSS
1 3 (2.50%) SLA
2 2 (1.67%) COBIT
2 2 (1.67%) GDPR
3 1 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 62 (51.67%) Active Directory
2 32 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (20.83%) Hyper-V
4 11 (9.17%) VMware Server
5 8 (6.67%) Terminal Services
5 8 (6.67%) vSphere
6 6 (5.00%) Terminal Server
6 6 (5.00%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (2.50%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (1.67%) Docker
9 2 (1.67%) XenApp
10 1 (0.83%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (3.33%) SCCM
2 3 (2.50%) AirWatch
2 3 (2.50%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (2.50%) vCenter Server
3 2 (1.67%) FlexNet
3 2 (1.67%) HP Fortify
3 2 (1.67%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.83%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.83%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.83%) Terraform
4 1 (0.83%) WSUS
Vendors
1 51 (42.50%) VMware
2 49 (40.83%) Microsoft
3 17 (14.17%) Citrix
4 15 (12.50%) Cisco
5 12 (10.00%) Intel
6 4 (3.33%) Red Hat
7 3 (2.50%) Blue Coat
7 3 (2.50%) HP
7 3 (2.50%) NetApp
7 3 (2.50%) SolarWinds
7 3 (2.50%) Veeam
8 2 (1.67%) Avaya
8 2 (1.67%) McAfee
8 2 (1.67%) Veritas
9 1 (0.83%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.83%) Dell
9 1 (0.83%) IBM
9 1 (0.83%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.83%) Sage
9 1 (0.83%) Symantec