Period
to 13 April 2021

The median annual salary for an IT Engineer was £30,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 13 April 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
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 179 163 184
Rank change year-on-year -16 +21 +67
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Engineer 210 378 477
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.69% 1.83% 1.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.79% 1.92% 1.85%
Number of salaries quoted 161 316 435
10th Percentile £20,000 £21,500 £21,250
25th Percentile £24,000 £24,938 £25,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £30,000 £32,000 £32,500
Median % change year-on-year -6.25% -1.54% +8.33%
75th Percentile £38,750 £40,000 £42,500
90th Percentile £45,000 £51,875 £53,750
England median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year +7.69% - +4.84%

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 11,757 19,713 25,738
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.46% 95.60% 96.67%
Number of salaries quoted 9,320 16,236 21,498
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,500 £26,750
25th Percentile £38,750 £36,750 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £63,750 £62,750 £61,250
90th Percentile £75,513 £75,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

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 13 April 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 13 April 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 +13 65 £30,000 -11.11% 11
Hampshire +5 65 £23,250 -15.45% 7
Surrey +17 44 £34,000 +12.40% 8
Berkshire -8 24 £30,000 -29.41% 5
Buckinghamshire +30 21 £27,000 -10.00% 3
Oxfordshire +33 20 £36,000 +20.00% 3
West Sussex -4 14 £27,000 -22.86% 8
East Sussex +23 11 £26,500 -14.52% 2
Kent +5 11 £40,000 +31.15% 4
IT Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 13 April 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.

1 125 (59.52%) Windows
2 117 (55.71%) Microsoft
3 106 (50.48%) Microsoft 365
4 100 (47.62%) Active Directory
5 76 (36.19%) Windows Server
6 72 (34.29%) VMware
7 62 (29.52%) MS Exchange
8 54 (25.71%) Windows 10
9 52 (24.76%) Firewall
10 49 (23.33%) Azure
11 47 (22.38%) VMware Infrastructure
12 45 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
13 44 (20.95%) ITIL
14 43 (20.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 42 (20.00%) Windows Server 2016
16 35 (16.67%) Cisco
17 29 (13.81%) DNS
17 29 (13.81%) Linux
18 28 (13.33%) SharePoint
18 28 (13.33%) Hyper-V
18 28 (13.33%) Azure Active Directory
19 26 (12.38%) DHCP
19 26 (12.38%) Citrix
20 24 (11.43%) Microsoft Certification
20 24 (11.43%) Problem-Solving
21 23 (10.95%) TCP/IP
21 23 (10.95%) Migration
21 23 (10.95%) Windows Server 2008
22 22 (10.48%) VMware ESXi
23 19 (9.05%) Security Cleared

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 62 (29.52%) MS Exchange
2 28 (13.33%) SharePoint
3 9 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (4.29%) Skype for Business
4 7 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (1.90%) IIS
6 1 (0.48%) SAS
Applications
1 12 (5.71%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.48%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 106 (50.48%) Microsoft 365
2 49 (23.33%) Azure
3 28 (13.33%) Azure Active Directory
4 14 (6.67%) AWS
5 7 (3.33%) SaaS
6 5 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (2.38%) Google Workspace
7 4 (1.90%) OneDrive
8 3 (1.43%) Dropbox
8 3 (1.43%) Slack
9 1 (0.48%) BPaaS
9 1 (0.48%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.48%) GCP
9 1 (0.48%) IaaS
9 1 (0.48%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.48%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 52 (24.76%) Firewall
2 29 (13.81%) DNS
3 26 (12.38%) DHCP
4 23 (10.95%) TCP/IP
5 14 (6.67%) VoIP
6 13 (6.19%) VSAN
7 10 (4.76%) Skype
8 9 (4.29%) VPN
9 8 (3.81%) LAN
9 8 (3.81%) WAN
10 7 (3.33%) Network Security
11 4 (1.90%) Cisco IOS
11 4 (1.90%) Remote Desktop
11 4 (1.90%) Unified Communications
11 4 (1.90%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (1.90%) Wireless
12 3 (1.43%) Intrusion Detection
12 3 (1.43%) IP Telephony
12 3 (1.43%) NetScaler
12 3 (1.43%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.81%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.48%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (0.48%) Blockchain
2 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (0.48%) Ant
General
1 10 (4.76%) Finance
1 10 (4.76%) Multimedia
2 5 (2.38%) Military
3 3 (1.43%) Back Office
3 3 (1.43%) Electronics
3 3 (1.43%) German Language
3 3 (1.43%) Public Sector
3 3 (1.43%) Telecoms
4 2 (0.95%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.48%) Automotive
5 1 (0.48%) Legal
5 1 (0.48%) Mandarin Language
5 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.33%) Web Services
2 3 (1.43%) SAML
3 1 (0.48%) Flash
3 1 (0.48%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.10%) Management Information System
2 10 (4.76%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.33%) Driving Licence
3 7 (3.33%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (2.38%) Data Centre
5 2 (0.95%) CCTV
5 2 (0.95%) Replication
6 1 (0.48%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.48%) Fibre Optics
6 1 (0.48%) FMCG
6 1 (0.48%) Life Science
6 1 (0.48%) Robotics
6 1 (0.48%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 125 (59.52%) Windows
2 76 (36.19%) Windows Server
3 54 (25.71%) Windows 10
4 45 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 42 (20.00%) Windows Server 2016
6 29 (13.81%) Linux
7 23 (10.95%) Windows Server 2008
8 18 (8.57%) Windows Server 2019
9 15 (7.14%) Windows 7
10 14 (6.67%) Android
11 7 (3.33%) Apple iOS
12 5 (2.38%) CentOS
12 5 (2.38%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.95%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.48%) Data ONTAP
14 1 (0.48%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.48%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.48%) Unix
14 1 (0.48%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (20.95%) ITIL
2 43 (20.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 24 (11.43%) Problem-Solving
4 23 (10.95%) Migration
5 17 (8.10%) Continuous Improvement
5 17 (8.10%) ITIL V3
6 16 (7.62%) Service Management
7 15 (7.14%) IT Strategy
8 12 (5.71%) Mathematics
9 9 (4.29%) Cybersecurity
9 9 (4.29%) Service Delivery
10 8 (3.81%) Computer Science
10 8 (3.81%) Project Management
11 7 (3.33%) Mentoring
12 6 (2.86%) Creative Thinking
12 6 (2.86%) Incident Management
12 6 (2.86%) Proactive Management
12 6 (2.86%) SIEM
13 5 (2.38%) Change Management
13 5 (2.38%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 14 (6.67%) PowerShell
2 12 (5.71%) C
3 8 (3.81%) SQL
4 2 (0.95%) Bash Shell
4 2 (0.95%) Python
5 1 (0.48%) C++
5 1 (0.48%) Java
5 1 (0.48%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.48%) Perl
5 1 (0.48%) VBA
Qualifications
1 24 (11.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (9.05%) Security Cleared
3 17 (8.10%) MCSE
3 17 (8.10%) SC Cleared
4 14 (6.67%) Degree
5 13 (6.19%) MCSA
6 12 (5.71%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (5.24%) A+ Certification
8 9 (4.29%) CCNA
8 9 (4.29%) MCP
9 8 (3.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (2.86%) DV Cleared
11 5 (2.38%) Network+ Certification
12 4 (1.90%) CISM
12 4 (1.90%) CISSP
12 4 (1.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 3 (1.43%) CCENT
13 3 (1.43%) CCNP
13 3 (1.43%) CEH
13 3 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.62%) SLA
2 3 (1.43%) QA
2 3 (1.43%) RMADS
3 2 (0.95%) GDPR
4 1 (0.48%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.48%) GRC
4 1 (0.48%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.48%) ITGC
4 1 (0.48%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 100 (47.62%) Active Directory
2 47 (22.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (13.33%) Hyper-V
4 22 (10.48%) VMware ESXi
5 15 (7.14%) vSphere
6 9 (4.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 9 (4.29%) Virtual Servers
7 8 (3.81%) VMware NSX
8 7 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (2.38%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.95%) XenApp
10 2 (0.95%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.48%) GPFS
11 1 (0.48%) NFS
Systems Management
1 11 (5.24%) Jamf Pro
2 9 (4.29%) SCCM
3 8 (3.81%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (1.43%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.95%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (0.95%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.48%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.48%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 1 (0.48%) WSUS
Vendors
1 117 (55.71%) Microsoft
2 72 (34.29%) VMware
3 35 (16.67%) Cisco
4 26 (12.38%) Citrix
5 11 (5.24%) ServiceNow
6 10 (4.76%) Google
6 10 (4.76%) SonicWALL
7 8 (3.81%) HP
8 7 (3.33%) Fortinet
8 7 (3.33%) Sophos
9 6 (2.86%) Dell
9 6 (2.86%) Veeam
10 4 (1.90%) Apple
10 4 (1.90%) NetApp
10 4 (1.90%) Red Hat
11 3 (1.43%) Aruba
11 3 (1.43%) CommVault
11 3 (1.43%) ESET
11 3 (1.43%) SAP
11 3 (1.43%) Sun