Period
to 29 July 2021

The median annual salary for an IT Engineer was £32,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 29 July 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
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 236 169 176
Rank change year-on-year -67 +7 +37
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Engineer 215 198 494
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.32% 1.66% 1.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.41% 1.73% 1.94%
Number of salaries quoted 179 175 450
10th Percentile £21,000 £23,000 £21,250
25th Percentile £26,250 £26,125 £26,063
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £32,000 £33,000 £32,250
Median % change year-on-year -3.03% +2.33% +7.50%
75th Percentile £42,500 £43,750 £40,625
90th Percentile £49,000 £54,500 £45,700
England median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year - +9.38% +3.11%

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 15,297 11,430 25,454
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.59% 95.67% 96.35%
Number of salaries quoted 11,183 9,441 21,091
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £27,500
25th Percentile £38,750 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £61,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £73,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year - +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 29 July 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 29 July 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
Hampshire -55 64 £28,375 -12.69% 16
Thames Valley -51 56 £30,000 -7.69% 42
Surrey -18 49 £40,000 +6.67% 18
Buckinghamshire -21 23 £27,000 +3.85% 14
Kent -19 18 £40,000 +29.03% 8
West Sussex -5 17 £40,000 +3.90% 4
Berkshire -57 17 £30,000 -24.53% 17
Oxfordshire -11 16 £29,000 -5.69% 11
East Sussex -26 10 £32,500 - 3
IT Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 145 (67.44%) Microsoft 365
2 137 (63.72%) Windows
3 132 (61.40%) Microsoft
4 118 (54.88%) Active Directory
5 87 (40.47%) VMware
6 86 (40.00%) Windows Server
7 80 (37.21%) Azure
8 59 (27.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 55 (25.58%) Social Skills
10 52 (24.19%) Hyper-V
11 51 (23.72%) Firewall
11 51 (23.72%) Windows 10
12 48 (22.33%) VMware Infrastructure
13 44 (20.47%) SharePoint
14 43 (20.00%) MS Exchange
15 39 (18.14%) DNS
16 35 (16.28%) DHCP
17 34 (15.81%) ITIL
18 32 (14.88%) Windows Server 2016
19 31 (14.42%) Azure Active Directory
19 31 (14.42%) TCP/IP
19 31 (14.42%) Cisco
20 30 (13.95%) Migration
21 29 (13.49%) Linux
22 28 (13.02%) Windows Server 2012
23 27 (12.56%) AWS
23 27 (12.56%) Microsoft Office
23 27 (12.56%) Microsoft Certification
23 27 (12.56%) Problem-Solving
24 23 (10.70%) Citrix

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 44 (20.47%) SharePoint
2 43 (20.00%) MS Exchange
3 5 (2.33%) IIS
4 4 (1.86%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.47%) Moodle
5 1 (0.47%) Tomcat
Applications
1 27 (12.56%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 145 (67.44%) Microsoft 365
2 80 (37.21%) Azure
3 31 (14.42%) Azure Active Directory
4 27 (12.56%) AWS
5 8 (3.72%) OneDrive
6 7 (3.26%) Power Platform
7 6 (2.79%) Google Workspace
8 4 (1.86%) Dropbox
8 4 (1.86%) Slack
9 3 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (1.40%) Power Automate
9 3 (1.40%) PowerApps
10 2 (0.93%) Apigee
10 2 (0.93%) IaaS
10 2 (0.93%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.47%) Azure Storage
11 1 (0.47%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.47%) GCP
11 1 (0.47%) PaaS
11 1 (0.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (23.72%) Firewall
2 39 (18.14%) DNS
3 35 (16.28%) DHCP
4 31 (14.42%) TCP/IP
5 19 (8.84%) Wireless
6 14 (6.51%) VPN
7 12 (5.58%) MPLS
7 12 (5.58%) VoIP
8 10 (4.65%) WAN
9 9 (4.19%) LAN
9 9 (4.19%) VLAN
10 8 (3.72%) Network Security
10 8 (3.72%) SAN
11 6 (2.79%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (2.33%) Cisco IOS
12 5 (2.33%) Skype
12 5 (2.33%) VPLS
12 5 (2.33%) VSAN
13 4 (1.86%) Internet
13 4 (1.86%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.19%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.40%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (0.93%) NoSQL
3 2 (0.93%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.47%) Blockchain
4 1 (0.47%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.47%) MySQL
4 1 (0.47%) Power BI
4 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 55 (25.58%) Social Skills
2 8 (3.72%) Retail
3 7 (3.26%) Multimedia
3 7 (3.26%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.79%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (2.79%) Finance
5 5 (2.33%) Military
6 4 (1.86%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.86%) Organisational Skills
7 3 (1.40%) Electronics
7 3 (1.40%) Public Sector
8 2 (0.93%) Advertising
8 2 (0.93%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.93%) Wearables
9 1 (0.47%) Documentation Skills
9 1 (0.47%) Influencing Skills
9 1 (0.47%) Mandarin Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.40%) Web Services
2 2 (0.93%) .NET
2 2 (0.93%) AngularJS
2 2 (0.93%) REST
3 1 (0.47%) CSS
3 1 (0.47%) HTML
3 1 (0.47%) jQuery
3 1 (0.47%) LAMP
3 1 (0.47%) LDAP
3 1 (0.47%) Node.js
3 1 (0.47%) SAML
3 1 (0.47%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.44%) Driving Licence
2 14 (6.51%) Data Centre
3 12 (5.58%) Management Information System
4 8 (3.72%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (3.72%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (1.86%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (1.40%) EPoS
6 3 (1.40%) PKI
6 3 (1.40%) Virtual Team
7 2 (0.93%) Device Driver
7 2 (0.93%) FMCG
7 2 (0.93%) Robotics
8 1 (0.47%) CCTV
8 1 (0.47%) Legacy Systems
8 1 (0.47%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 137 (63.72%) Windows
2 86 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 51 (23.72%) Windows 10
4 32 (14.88%) Windows Server 2016
5 29 (13.49%) Linux
6 28 (13.02%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (6.98%) Android
8 13 (6.05%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (5.58%) Apple iOS
10 11 (5.12%) Windows 7
10 11 (5.12%) Windows Server 2019
11 8 (3.72%) Mac OS
12 6 (2.79%) Mac OS X
13 3 (1.40%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.93%) CentOS
14 2 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.93%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (27.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 34 (15.81%) ITIL
3 30 (13.95%) Migration
4 27 (12.56%) Problem-Solving
5 17 (7.91%) Service Management
6 13 (6.05%) Continuous Improvement
6 13 (6.05%) Incident Management
7 12 (5.58%) Mathematics
7 12 (5.58%) Service Delivery
8 10 (4.65%) Network Management
9 9 (4.19%) SIEM
10 8 (3.72%) Project Management
11 7 (3.26%) CRM
11 7 (3.26%) Mentoring
11 7 (3.26%) Root Cause Analysis
12 6 (2.79%) Creative Thinking
12 6 (2.79%) Cybersecurity
12 6 (2.79%) IT Strategy
12 6 (2.79%) Mobile Device Management
12 6 (2.79%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (9.77%) PowerShell
2 16 (7.44%) SQL
3 12 (5.58%) C
4 2 (0.93%) Bash Shell
4 2 (0.93%) C#
4 2 (0.93%) Java
4 2 (0.93%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.93%) Python
5 1 (0.47%) PHP
5 1 (0.47%) VBA
Qualifications
1 27 (12.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (7.91%) Degree
3 14 (6.51%) MCSE
4 13 (6.05%) A+ Certification
5 12 (5.58%) MCSA
6 10 (4.65%) CCNA
6 10 (4.65%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (4.65%) Network+ Certification
7 9 (4.19%) DBS Check
7 9 (4.19%) Security Cleared
8 8 (3.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 6 (2.79%) DV Cleared
10 5 (2.33%) SC Cleared
10 5 (2.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (1.40%) CCENT
11 3 (1.40%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (1.40%) MCP
12 1 (0.47%) CompTIA Security+
12 1 (0.47%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.44%) SLA
2 4 (1.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.40%) COBIT
3 3 (1.40%) Cyber Essentials
3 3 (1.40%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 3 (1.40%) GDPR
3 3 (1.40%) GRC
3 3 (1.40%) NIST
4 2 (0.93%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 118 (54.88%) Active Directory
2 52 (24.19%) Hyper-V
3 48 (22.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (4.65%) RHEV
5 8 (3.72%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (3.26%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (3.26%) vSphere
7 6 (2.79%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 16 (7.44%) Microsoft Intune
2 8 (3.72%) SCCM
3 7 (3.26%) Jamf Pro
4 3 (1.40%) AirWatch
4 3 (1.40%) WSUS
5 1 (0.47%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 1 (0.47%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.47%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 132 (61.40%) Microsoft
2 87 (40.47%) VMware
3 31 (14.42%) Cisco
4 23 (10.70%) Citrix
5 16 (7.44%) Meraki
6 15 (6.98%) Veeam
7 12 (5.58%) Google
8 10 (4.65%) ServiceNow
9 9 (4.19%) Sophos
10 8 (3.72%) NetApp
11 6 (2.79%) SonicWALL
12 5 (2.33%) Adobe
13 4 (1.86%) Apple
13 4 (1.86%) Dell
13 4 (1.86%) ESET
13 4 (1.86%) HP
14 3 (1.40%) Aruba
14 3 (1.40%) Oracle
14 3 (1.40%) Polycom
15 2 (0.93%) F5