Period
to 19 August 2019

The median annual salary for an IT Engineer was £32,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 19 August 2019.

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
19 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 175 211 214
Rank change year-on-year +36 +3 +30
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Engineer 468 446 444
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.80% 1.51% 1.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.87% 1.56% 1.56%
Number of salaries quoted 430 412 437
South East median annual salary £32,000 £30,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +9.09% -15.38%
10th Percentile £21,250 £20,000 £21,000
90th Percentile £47,500 £47,375 £47,500
England median annual salary £32,000 £31,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -3.23%

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 25,074 28,650 28,372
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.27% 96.86% 96.72%
Number of salaries quoted 20,450 23,766 23,747
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.40% +1.11% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.00% +5.26% -

IT Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured IT Engineer in the job title as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing IT Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 19 August 2019.

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 19 August 2019. 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 +6 146 £34,114 +13.71% 60
Hampshire +15 128 £30,000 - 25
Surrey +63 119 £30,000 +15.38% 30
Berkshire -11 69 £38,000 +26.67% 22
Buckinghamshire +26 40 £33,557 +4.87% 12
Oxfordshire +26 37 £32,500 +8.33% 26
Kent +3 30 £30,000 -1.64% 14
West Sussex -4 29 £32,500 +30.00% 12
East Sussex -2 15 £42,500 -29.17% 4
Sussex +16 1 £54,000 +20.00%
IT Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 August 2019, 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.

1 320 (68.38%) Windows
2 247 (52.78%) Active Directory
3 222 (47.44%) Microsoft
4 219 (46.79%) Office 365
5 214 (45.73%) Windows Server
6 179 (38.25%) VMware
7 133 (28.42%) Hyper-V
8 130 (27.78%) Windows 10
9 128 (27.35%) VMware Infrastructure
10 115 (24.57%) MS Exchange
11 103 (22.01%) Windows Server 2012
12 99 (21.15%) Windows 7
13 97 (20.73%) Microsoft Azure
14 93 (19.87%) Cisco
14 93 (19.87%) ITIL
15 85 (18.16%) Microsoft Office
16 82 (17.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 78 (16.67%) Firewall
18 75 (16.03%) Microsoft Certification
19 73 (15.60%) Citrix
20 71 (15.17%) Windows Server 2008
21 65 (13.89%) DNS
22 64 (13.68%) Problem-Solving
23 54 (11.54%) DHCP
24 51 (10.90%) Windows 8
25 50 (10.68%) MCSE
26 47 (10.04%) Linux
27 46 (9.83%) TCP/IP
28 40 (8.55%) WAN
29 39 (8.33%) VPN

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
1 115 (24.57%) MS Exchange
2 37 (7.91%) Exchange Server 2010
3 27 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2013
4 12 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
5 11 (2.35%) SharePoint
6 6 (1.28%) Skype for Business
7 5 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (0.85%) IIS
9 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2000
9 1 (0.21%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.21%) SAS
Applications
1 85 (18.16%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.21%) Infor M3
1 1 (0.21%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 219 (46.79%) Office 365
2 97 (20.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (5.34%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.28%) Mimecast
5 4 (0.85%) SaaS
6 3 (0.64%) Power Platform
7 2 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.43%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (0.43%) PowerApps
8 1 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 78 (16.67%) Firewall
2 65 (13.89%) DNS
3 54 (11.54%) DHCP
4 46 (9.83%) TCP/IP
5 40 (8.55%) WAN
6 39 (8.33%) VPN
7 36 (7.69%) LAN
8 29 (6.20%) VoIP
9 25 (5.34%) SAN
10 21 (4.49%) Wireless
11 19 (4.06%) VLAN
12 15 (3.21%) Wi-Fi
13 14 (2.99%) Internet
14 12 (2.56%) Network Security
15 8 (1.71%) Remote Desktop
16 7 (1.50%) NAS
16 7 (1.50%) Skype
17 6 (1.28%) Cisco ASA
17 6 (1.28%) iSCSI
18 5 (1.07%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (0.64%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (0.64%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (0.43%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (0.43%) SQL Server 2017
6 1 (0.21%) MySQL
6 1 (0.21%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.21%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 12 (2.56%) JIRA
2 6 (1.28%) Git (software)
2 6 (1.28%) Subversion
3 3 (0.64%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.21%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (0.21%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (3.63%) Telecoms
2 16 (3.42%) Finance
3 15 (3.21%) Aerospace
4 5 (1.07%) Advertising
5 4 (0.85%) Marketing
6 3 (0.64%) Public Sector
6 3 (0.64%) Retail
7 2 (0.43%) Electronics
7 2 (0.43%) Law
7 2 (0.43%) Legal
7 2 (0.43%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.21%) Automotive
8 1 (0.21%) Back Office
8 1 (0.21%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.21%) Games
8 1 (0.21%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (1.71%) CSS
1 8 (1.71%) HTML
2 4 (0.85%) .NET
2 4 (0.85%) CSS3
2 4 (0.85%) HTML5
3 2 (0.43%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.21%) COM
4 1 (0.21%) WebRTC
4 1 (0.21%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 35 (7.48%) Driving Licence
2 18 (3.85%) Data Centre
3 12 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
4 9 (1.92%) NHS
5 8 (1.71%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (1.71%) Video Conferencing
6 7 (1.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 6 (1.28%) Fat Client
7 6 (1.28%) Thin Client
8 5 (1.07%) Clustering
8 5 (1.07%) FMCG
9 3 (0.64%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (0.64%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.43%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.43%) User Experience
11 1 (0.21%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.21%) EPoS
11 1 (0.21%) Fibre Optics
11 1 (0.21%) LIMS
11 1 (0.21%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 320 (68.38%) Windows
2 214 (45.73%) Windows Server
3 130 (27.78%) Windows 10
4 103 (22.01%) Windows Server 2012
5 99 (21.15%) Windows 7
6 71 (15.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 51 (10.90%) Windows 8
8 47 (10.04%) Linux
9 8 (1.71%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (1.50%) Mac OS
11 6 (1.28%) Windows XP
12 4 (0.85%) Apple iOS
12 4 (0.85%) Unix
13 3 (0.64%) Android
13 3 (0.64%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.43%) CentOS
14 2 (0.43%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.43%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (19.87%) ITIL
2 82 (17.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 64 (13.68%) Problem-Solving
4 25 (5.34%) Cybersecurity
4 25 (5.34%) Mobile Device Management
5 24 (5.13%) Project Delivery
6 18 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
6 18 (3.85%) Mentoring
7 16 (3.42%) Creative Thinking
8 15 (3.21%) Migration
8 15 (3.21%) Project Management
8 15 (3.21%) Technology Roadmap
9 14 (2.99%) Presales
9 14 (2.99%) Proactive Monitoring
9 14 (2.99%) Server Management
10 10 (2.14%) Information Security
10 10 (2.14%) SIEM
11 9 (1.92%) Service Delivery
12 8 (1.71%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (1.71%) Preventative Maintenance
Programming Languages
1 36 (7.69%) PowerShell
2 24 (5.13%) SQL
3 14 (2.99%) JavaScript
4 9 (1.92%) Bash Shell
5 8 (1.71%) Python
6 6 (1.28%) C#
6 6 (1.28%) Shell Script
7 4 (0.85%) Java
8 2 (0.43%) Ruby
8 2 (0.43%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.21%) C
9 1 (0.21%) C++
9 1 (0.21%) Fortran
9 1 (0.21%) PHP
9 1 (0.21%) VB
9 1 (0.21%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.21%) VBA
Qualifications
1 75 (16.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 50 (10.68%) MCSE
3 36 (7.69%) Security Cleared
4 33 (7.05%) Cisco Certification
5 32 (6.84%) SC Cleared
6 31 (6.62%) MCSA
7 30 (6.41%) CCNA
8 29 (6.20%) A+ Certification
9 25 (5.34%) Degree
9 25 (5.34%) MCP
10 16 (3.42%) CISSP
11 12 (2.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 11 (2.35%) MCITP
13 10 (2.14%) DBS Check
14 9 (1.92%) DV Cleared
15 8 (1.71%) CEH
15 8 (1.71%) Network+ Certification
16 7 (1.50%) CISA
16 7 (1.50%) CISM
17 3 (0.64%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.91%) SLA
2 12 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.07%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (0.64%) GDPR
5 2 (0.43%) NCSC
5 2 (0.43%) NIST
5 2 (0.43%) PMO
6 1 (0.21%) HL7
6 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 247 (52.78%) Active Directory
2 133 (28.42%) Hyper-V
3 128 (27.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (3.85%) Firmware
5 10 (2.14%) Virtual Servers
5 10 (2.14%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (1.28%) vSphere
7 4 (0.85%) Terminal Services
7 4 (0.85%) VMware NSX
7 4 (0.85%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.43%) XenApp
9 1 (0.21%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.21%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.21%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.21%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 27 (5.77%) SCCM
2 14 (2.99%) Backup Exec
3 8 (1.71%) Microsoft Intune
4 6 (1.28%) Cisco CUCM
5 4 (0.85%) WSUS
6 3 (0.64%) Ansible
6 3 (0.64%) Failover Clustering
6 3 (0.64%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (0.64%) Puppet
6 3 (0.64%) SCVMM
6 3 (0.64%) vCenter Server
7 2 (0.43%) Jamf Pro
7 2 (0.43%) Nessus
7 2 (0.43%) Perfmon
7 2 (0.43%) SCOM
8 1 (0.21%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (0.21%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.21%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.21%) SCSM
Vendors
1 222 (47.44%) Microsoft
2 179 (38.25%) VMware
3 93 (19.87%) Cisco
4 73 (15.60%) Citrix
5 37 (7.91%) Veeam
6 29 (6.20%) HP
7 22 (4.70%) Dell
8 12 (2.56%) EMC
8 12 (2.56%) NetApp
9 11 (2.35%) Sophos
10 8 (1.71%) Meraki
10 8 (1.71%) SolarWinds
11 7 (1.50%) Asigra
11 7 (1.50%) Avaya
11 7 (1.50%) SonicWALL
12 6 (1.28%) Oracle
13 4 (0.85%) Apple
13 4 (0.85%) ServiceNow
14 3 (0.64%) Samsung
14 3 (0.64%) Xerox