Period
to 1 April 2020

The median annual salary for an IT Engineer was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 1 April 2020.

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
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 155 192 239
Rank change year-on-year +37 +47 +7
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Engineer 400 456 387
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.87% 1.72% 1.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.95% 1.78% 1.27%
Number of salaries quoted 339 441 359
Median annual salary £32,500 £32,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.56% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £21,450 £21,250 £20,000
90th Percentile £52,500 £53,750 £43,750
England median annual salary £32,500 £32,500 £31,000
% change year-on-year - +4.84% +10.71%

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 20,472 25,644 30,496
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.68% 96.67% 96.91%
Number of salaries quoted 16,679 21,207 25,413
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £68,200
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +5.26%

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 1 April 2020.

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 1 April 2020. 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 +69 129 £35,000 +27.27% 30
Hampshire +26 127 £27,750 -13.28% 18
Berkshire +44 72 £42,500 +51.79% 15
Surrey -11 57 £30,250 +0.83% 13
West Sussex +17 43 £35,000 -26.32% 3
Buckinghamshire +32 37 £30,000 +22.45% 5
East Sussex 0 24 £28,750 -52.08% 3
Oxfordshire +18 20 £30,000 +9.09% 10
Kent +5 20 £30,500 -18.67% 10
IT Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 April 2020, 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.

1 288 (72.00%) Windows
2 188 (47.00%) Microsoft
3 184 (46.00%) Windows Server
4 183 (45.75%) Active Directory
5 160 (40.00%) VMware
6 158 (39.50%) Office 365
7 119 (29.75%) Azure
8 107 (26.75%) Windows 10
9 106 (26.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 96 (24.00%) Firewall
11 83 (20.75%) Windows 7
12 80 (20.00%) Linux
13 77 (19.25%) ITIL
14 75 (18.75%) Hyper-V
15 71 (17.75%) VMware Infrastructure
15 71 (17.75%) Windows Server 2012
15 71 (17.75%) Cisco
16 70 (17.50%) PowerShell
17 63 (15.75%) MS Exchange
18 61 (15.25%) Windows Server 2016
19 60 (15.00%) SQL
20 58 (14.50%) DNS
21 50 (12.50%) Information Security
22 49 (12.25%) AWS
22 49 (12.25%) Problem-Solving
23 45 (11.25%) DHCP
24 43 (10.75%) WAN
24 43 (10.75%) Microsoft Office
25 42 (10.50%) LAN
26 41 (10.25%) SAN

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 63 (15.75%) MS Exchange
2 32 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 29 (7.25%) SharePoint
4 27 (6.75%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (1.00%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.50%) IIS
7 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.25%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 43 (10.75%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.75%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 158 (39.50%) Office 365
2 119 (29.75%) Azure
3 49 (12.25%) AWS
4 20 (5.00%) PaaS
5 12 (3.00%) Dynamics 365
6 8 (2.00%) Azure Active Directory
6 8 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (1.50%) OneDrive
8 4 (1.00%) IaaS
9 3 (0.75%) Basecamp
9 3 (0.75%) GCP
10 2 (0.50%) G Suite
10 2 (0.50%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.50%) Power Platform
10 2 (0.50%) SaaS
10 2 (0.50%) Slack
11 1 (0.25%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 96 (24.00%) Firewall
2 58 (14.50%) DNS
3 45 (11.25%) DHCP
4 43 (10.75%) WAN
5 42 (10.50%) LAN
6 41 (10.25%) SAN
7 36 (9.00%) VoIP
8 34 (8.50%) TCP/IP
9 32 (8.00%) Network Security
10 27 (6.75%) Wireless
11 25 (6.25%) NAS
12 20 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
13 16 (4.00%) VLAN
14 15 (3.75%) VPN
15 10 (2.50%) iSCSI
16 9 (2.25%) Skype
17 8 (2.00%) Cisco ASA
17 8 (2.00%) Fibre Channel
17 8 (2.00%) Internet
18 7 (1.75%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (9.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.00%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.25%) MySQL
3 1 (0.25%) Power BI
3 1 (0.25%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (0.75%) WinDbg
2 2 (0.50%) JIRA
2 2 (0.50%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.25%) Fiddler
3 1 (0.25%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.25%) IDA Disassembler
3 1 (0.25%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.25%) LINQPad
3 1 (0.25%) Postman
3 1 (0.25%) Subversion
General
1 33 (8.25%) Finance
2 20 (5.00%) Automotive
3 16 (4.00%) Games
4 13 (3.25%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.00%) Retail
6 7 (1.75%) Aerospace
6 7 (1.75%) Legal
7 5 (1.25%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.00%) Advertising
9 2 (0.50%) Electronics
9 2 (0.50%) French Language
9 2 (0.50%) German Language
9 2 (0.50%) Law
9 2 (0.50%) Public Sector
9 2 (0.50%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.25%) Banking
10 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.25%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.25%) Police
10 1 (0.25%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.00%) .NET
2 2 (0.50%) ASP.NET
2 2 (0.50%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (0.50%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 1 (0.25%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.25%) COM
3 1 (0.25%) LAMP
3 1 (0.25%) LDAP
3 1 (0.25%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 35 (8.75%) Driving Licence
2 26 (6.50%) Data Centre
3 20 (5.00%) Clustering
4 15 (3.75%) Management Information System
5 13 (3.25%) Self-Motivation
6 11 (2.75%) Private Cloud
7 9 (2.25%) CCTV
8 8 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (2.00%) NHS
8 8 (2.00%) Video Conferencing
9 7 (1.75%) EPoS
9 7 (1.75%) Hybrid Cloud
10 6 (1.50%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (1.00%) Social Network
12 3 (0.75%) BYOD
12 3 (0.75%) Handset
12 3 (0.75%) Public Cloud
12 3 (0.75%) User Experience
13 2 (0.50%) Device Driver
13 2 (0.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 288 (72.00%) Windows
2 184 (46.00%) Windows Server
3 107 (26.75%) Windows 10
4 83 (20.75%) Windows 7
5 80 (20.00%) Linux
6 71 (17.75%) Windows Server 2012
7 61 (15.25%) Windows Server 2016
8 38 (9.50%) Windows 8
9 27 (6.75%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (1.50%) CentOS
10 6 (1.50%) Windows Server 2019
11 4 (1.00%) Apple iOS
11 4 (1.00%) Debian
11 4 (1.00%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.75%) Unix
12 3 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.50%) Android
13 2 (0.50%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.25%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (26.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 77 (19.25%) ITIL
3 50 (12.50%) Information Security
4 49 (12.25%) Problem-Solving
5 24 (6.00%) DevOps
6 22 (5.50%) Change Control
7 21 (5.25%) ITIL V3
8 19 (4.75%) Cybersecurity
9 18 (4.50%) Agile Software Development
9 18 (4.50%) Collaborative Working
10 16 (4.00%) Security Patching
11 14 (3.50%) Server Management
11 14 (3.50%) Virtual Environments
12 12 (3.00%) Break/Fix
12 12 (3.00%) Decision-Making
12 12 (3.00%) Disaster Recovery
13 10 (2.50%) Business Continuity
13 10 (2.50%) CRM
14 9 (2.25%) Server Building
15 8 (2.00%) Data Privacy
Programming Languages
1 70 (17.50%) PowerShell
2 60 (15.00%) SQL
3 7 (1.75%) Java
3 7 (1.75%) JavaScript
4 6 (1.50%) VBScript
5 4 (1.00%) C
5 4 (1.00%) Python
6 3 (0.75%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.50%) C#
7 2 (0.50%) Perl
7 2 (0.50%) Ruby
8 1 (0.25%) Assembly Language
8 1 (0.25%) C++
8 1 (0.25%) Erlang
8 1 (0.25%) Haskell
8 1 (0.25%) PHP
8 1 (0.25%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.25%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.25%) VB
8 1 (0.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 21 (5.25%) Degree
2 20 (5.00%) Security Cleared
3 18 (4.50%) Cisco Certification
3 18 (4.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (3.75%) CCNA
4 15 (3.75%) SC Cleared
5 12 (3.00%) MCSE
6 10 (2.50%) CCNP
6 10 (2.50%) MCSA
7 7 (1.75%) CISSP
7 7 (1.75%) MCP
8 6 (1.50%) CISM
9 5 (1.25%) Network+ Certification
10 4 (1.00%) DBS Check
10 4 (1.00%) VCAP
10 4 (1.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (0.75%) MCITP
11 3 (0.75%) NCDA
11 3 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (0.75%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.75%) SLA
2 10 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.50%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.25%) GDPR
5 3 (0.75%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.50%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.25%) NCSC
7 1 (0.25%) NIST
System Software
1 183 (45.75%) Active Directory
2 75 (18.75%) Hyper-V
3 71 (17.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (4.75%) Virtual Machines
5 16 (4.00%) Firmware
6 15 (3.75%) VirtualBox
6 15 (3.75%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (2.25%) VMware Workstation
8 5 (1.25%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (1.00%) XenApp
10 2 (0.50%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.50%) vSphere
11 1 (0.25%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.25%) Docker
11 1 (0.25%) NFS
11 1 (0.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 37 (9.25%) SCCM
2 15 (3.75%) Ansible
3 10 (2.50%) WSUS
4 9 (2.25%) Microsoft Clustering
5 6 (1.50%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.75%) FortiGate
6 3 (0.75%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (0.75%) SCVMM
6 3 (0.75%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.50%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (0.50%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (0.50%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.50%) Puppet
7 2 (0.50%) SCOM
7 2 (0.50%) XenMobile
8 1 (0.25%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.25%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (0.25%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 188 (47.00%) Microsoft
2 160 (40.00%) VMware
3 71 (17.75%) Cisco
4 40 (10.00%) HP
5 30 (7.50%) Citrix
6 16 (4.00%) Meraki
7 15 (3.75%) Oracle
8 13 (3.25%) Dell
9 11 (2.75%) Veeam
10 10 (2.50%) SonicWALL
11 8 (2.00%) NetApp
12 7 (1.75%) Apple
12 7 (1.75%) Arista
12 7 (1.75%) Brocade
12 7 (1.75%) Emulex
12 7 (1.75%) Palo Alto
13 6 (1.50%) CheckPoint
13 6 (1.50%) McAfee
13 6 (1.50%) ProCurve
14 5 (1.25%) IBM