Period
to 18 October 2021

The median annual salary for an IT Engineer was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 18 October 2021.

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

IT Engineer
England > South East
6 months to
18 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 244 180 176
Rank change year-on-year -64 -4 +52
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Engineer 220 114 456
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.23% 1.45% 1.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.32% 1.50% 1.87%
Number of salaries quoted 201 95 417
10th Percentile £21,500 £24,200 £20,850
25th Percentile £26,000 £26,000 £25,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
75th Percentile £44,750 £39,375 £41,250
90th Percentile £52,500 £47,500 £45,000
England median annual salary £34,000 £37,000 £31,500
% change year-on-year -8.11% +17.46% -1.37%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Permanent vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 16,678 7,586 24,426
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.26% 96.35% 96.01%
Number of salaries quoted 11,712 6,309 20,225
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £38,750 £38,000 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +1.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £66,000 £63,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +5.77% +4.00%

IT Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured IT Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for IT Engineer in the South East

IT Engineer
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing IT Engineer in the South East.

Salary trend for IT Engineer in the South East

IT Engineer
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing IT Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 18 October 2021.

Salary histogram for IT Engineer in the South East

IT Engineer
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IT Engineer within the South East region over the 6 months to 18 October 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
Thames Valley -56 78 £29,750 +6.25% 42
Hampshire -98 56 £32,500 - 18
Berkshire -44 35 £29,500 +5.36% 18
Surrey -57 34 £42,500 -5.56% 10
Kent -22 27 £40,000 +25.00% 18
Buckinghamshire -46 24 £34,000 +12.40% 14
Oxfordshire -19 19 £31,000 +3.33% 10
West Sussex -2 18 £40,000 +14.29% 10
East Sussex -48 5 £33,000 +1.54% 1
IT Engineer
England

IT Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 South East region featuring IT Engineer in the job title.

1 136 (61.82%) Microsoft 365
2 135 (61.36%) Windows
3 120 (54.55%) Microsoft
4 112 (50.91%) Active Directory
5 76 (34.55%) Windows Server
6 74 (33.64%) Azure
7 68 (30.91%) VMware
8 66 (30.00%) Firewall
9 60 (27.27%) Social Skills
10 51 (23.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 48 (21.82%) Hyper-V
12 45 (20.45%) Windows 10
13 40 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
13 40 (18.18%) TCP/IP
14 39 (17.73%) DNS
15 36 (16.36%) SharePoint
15 36 (16.36%) ITIL
16 34 (15.45%) Microsoft Office
16 34 (15.45%) DHCP
17 33 (15.00%) VPN
18 31 (14.09%) Cisco
19 30 (13.64%) Wireless
20 29 (13.18%) Linux
21 26 (11.82%) AWS
21 26 (11.82%) Problem-Solving
22 25 (11.36%) WAN
23 24 (10.91%) Data Centre
23 24 (10.91%) Microsoft Intune
24 23 (10.45%) MS Exchange
25 22 (10.00%) LAN

IT Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 36 (16.36%) SharePoint
2 23 (10.45%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.82%) IIS
4 2 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (0.91%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.45%) Confluence
5 1 (0.45%) Moodle
5 1 (0.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 34 (15.45%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 136 (61.82%) Microsoft 365
2 74 (33.64%) Azure
3 26 (11.82%) AWS
4 15 (6.82%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (3.18%) OneDrive
5 7 (3.18%) Power Platform
6 4 (1.82%) IaaS
7 3 (1.36%) Apigee
7 3 (1.36%) Power Automate
7 3 (1.36%) PowerApps
8 2 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.91%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.91%) PaaS
9 1 (0.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.45%) Azure Stack
9 1 (0.45%) Datadog
9 1 (0.45%) Dropbox
9 1 (0.45%) Google Workspace
9 1 (0.45%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.45%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 66 (30.00%) Firewall
2 40 (18.18%) TCP/IP
3 39 (17.73%) DNS
4 34 (15.45%) DHCP
5 33 (15.00%) VPN
6 30 (13.64%) Wireless
7 25 (11.36%) WAN
8 22 (10.00%) LAN
9 21 (9.55%) VLAN
10 18 (8.18%) MPLS
11 14 (6.36%) VoIP
12 12 (5.45%) Network Security
13 9 (4.09%) SAN
13 9 (4.09%) SSL
14 7 (3.18%) IPv4
14 7 (3.18%) IPv6
14 7 (3.18%) Wi-Fi
15 5 (2.27%) Internet
15 5 (2.27%) VPLS
16 3 (1.36%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.27%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (1.36%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.91%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.45%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.45%) MySQL
5 1 (0.45%) Power BI
5 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2019
5 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (0.91%) JIRA
2 1 (0.45%) Terragrunt
2 1 (0.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 60 (27.27%) Social Skills
2 15 (6.82%) Finance
3 14 (6.36%) Telecoms
4 12 (5.45%) Retail
5 7 (3.18%) Organisational Skills
6 6 (2.73%) Manufacturing
6 6 (2.73%) Public Sector
7 4 (1.82%) Advertising
7 4 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (0.91%) Back Office
8 2 (0.91%) Law
9 1 (0.45%) Electronics
9 1 (0.45%) Marketing
9 1 (0.45%) Military
9 1 (0.45%) Presentation Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.82%) SAML
1 4 (1.82%) Web Services
2 3 (1.36%) AngularJS
2 3 (1.36%) REST
3 2 (0.91%) .NET
4 1 (0.45%) CSS
4 1 (0.45%) HTML
4 1 (0.45%) jQuery
4 1 (0.45%) LAMP
4 1 (0.45%) LDAP
4 1 (0.45%) Node.js
4 1 (0.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (10.91%) Data Centre
2 19 (8.64%) Driving Licence
3 14 (6.36%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (3.18%) EPoS
5 6 (2.73%) Smartphone
6 4 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.82%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (1.82%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.82%) Virtual Team
7 3 (1.36%) PKI
7 3 (1.36%) Replication
7 3 (1.36%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.91%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.91%) Device Driver
8 2 (0.91%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.45%) Clustering
9 1 (0.45%) Digital Signage
9 1 (0.45%) FMCG
9 1 (0.45%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 135 (61.36%) Windows
2 76 (34.55%) Windows Server
3 45 (20.45%) Windows 10
4 29 (13.18%) Linux
5 19 (8.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (8.64%) Windows Server 2016
6 10 (4.55%) Windows 7
7 7 (3.18%) Windows Server 2019
8 6 (2.73%) Android
8 6 (2.73%) Apple iOS
8 6 (2.73%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (2.27%) Mac OS
9 5 (2.27%) Mac OS X
10 4 (1.82%) Windows 8
11 3 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (1.36%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.91%) CentOS
12 2 (0.91%) Unix
13 1 (0.45%) AIX
13 1 (0.45%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (23.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 36 (16.36%) ITIL
3 26 (11.82%) Problem-Solving
4 19 (8.64%) Migration
5 17 (7.73%) Service Delivery
6 16 (7.27%) Incident Management
6 16 (7.27%) Information Security
7 15 (6.82%) Kalman Filter
7 15 (6.82%) SIEM
8 14 (6.36%) Service Management
9 13 (5.91%) Risk Management
9 13 (5.91%) Root Cause Analysis
10 12 (5.45%) Network Management
11 11 (5.00%) IT Strategy
12 10 (4.55%) Change Management
12 10 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
12 10 (4.55%) Data Loss Prevention
12 10 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
12 10 (4.55%) Project Delivery
13 9 (4.09%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 19 (8.64%) PowerShell
2 15 (6.82%) SQL
3 7 (3.18%) C
3 7 (3.18%) Python
4 3 (1.36%) Java
5 2 (0.91%) Bash Shell
5 2 (0.91%) C#
6 1 (0.45%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.45%) PHP
6 1 (0.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 19 (8.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (5.00%) Degree
3 10 (4.55%) DBS Check
4 9 (4.09%) MCSA
5 8 (3.64%) A+ Certification
5 8 (3.64%) Network+ Certification
6 7 (3.18%) MCSE
6 7 (3.18%) Security Cleared
7 6 (2.73%) CCNA
7 6 (2.73%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (2.27%) DV Cleared
9 4 (1.82%) HND
9 4 (1.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (1.36%) MCP
11 2 (0.91%) CompTIA Security+
11 2 (0.91%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (0.91%) JNCIA
11 2 (0.91%) SC Cleared
11 2 (0.91%) TOGAF Certification
11 2 (0.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.82%) SLA
2 6 (2.73%) Cyber Essentials
3 5 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.27%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.36%) COBIT
4 3 (1.36%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 3 (1.36%) GDPR
4 3 (1.36%) GRC
4 3 (1.36%) NIST
5 2 (0.91%) QA
6 1 (0.45%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 112 (50.91%) Active Directory
2 48 (21.82%) Hyper-V
3 40 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (4.09%) RHEV
5 5 (2.27%) Docker
6 4 (1.82%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.36%) Firmware
7 3 (1.36%) vSphere
8 2 (0.91%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.91%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.45%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 24 (10.91%) Microsoft Intune
2 13 (5.91%) SCCM
3 7 (3.18%) CSIRT
4 5 (2.27%) Kubernetes
5 3 (1.36%) AirWatch
5 3 (1.36%) WSUS
6 2 (0.91%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 2 (0.91%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.91%) PowerCLI
6 2 (0.91%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.45%) Ansible
7 1 (0.45%) Grafana
7 1 (0.45%) Jamf Pro
7 1 (0.45%) Kibana
7 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.45%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.45%) Terraform
7 1 (0.45%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.45%) vRealize
Vendors
1 120 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 68 (30.91%) VMware
3 31 (14.09%) Cisco
4 18 (8.18%) Veeam
5 15 (6.82%) Meraki
6 10 (4.55%) Citrix
7 9 (4.09%) Dell
8 5 (2.27%) Adobe
8 5 (2.27%) Apple
8 5 (2.27%) Google
8 5 (2.27%) NetApp
9 4 (1.82%) Mitel
9 4 (1.82%) Oracle
10 3 (1.36%) Dell Compellent
10 3 (1.36%) Fortinet
10 3 (1.36%) Polycom
10 3 (1.36%) Sophos
11 2 (0.91%) Aerohive Networks
11 2 (0.91%) Proofpoint
11 2 (0.91%) Ruckus Wireless