Period
to 16 August 2017

The median annual salary for a Field Engineer was £25,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 August 2017.

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

Field Engineer
UK
6 months to
16 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 788 811 797
Rank change year-on-year +23 -14 +66
Permanent jobs requiring a Field Engineer 414 474 542
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.24% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.25% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 435 432 477
UK median annual salary £25,000 £25,500 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.96% -7.27% -
10th Percentile £19,750 £19,000 £20,700
90th Percentile £36,000 £38,750 £37,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £25,000 £24,500 £26,000
% change year-on-year +2.04% -5.77% -5.45%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 169446 191120 209618
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.90% 96.50% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 136792 160701 172474
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

Field Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Field Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Field Engineer in the UK

Field Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Field Engineer.

Salary trend for Field Engineer in the UK

Field Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Field Engineer over the 6 months to 16 August 2017.

Salary histogram for Field Engineer in the UK

Field Engineer
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Field Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 16 August 2017. 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
England +26 397 £25,000 -1.96% 37
UK excluding London +27 311 £25,000 +2.04% 32
South East +76 102 £26,500 -3.64% 6
London +14 98 £26,000 -5.45% 7
North of England +21 65 £22,750 -2.15% 5
South West +24 57 £25,000 +4.17% 2
Midlands +6 48 £31,000 +38.15% 5
North West -15 41 £22,000 -20.00% 1
East of England -12 34 £25,000 +4.71% 12
West Midlands 0 29 £31,000 +38.15% 3
Yorkshire +20 21 £24,500 +12.64% 3
East Midlands +13 21 £24,000 - 2
Scotland -2 12 £23,175 -22.75% 2
North East +27 4 £25,000 +44.93% 1
Wales +3 2 £21,000 -22.22%

Field Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 August 2017, Field Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Field Engineer in the job title.

1 242 (58.45%) Windows
2 130 (31.40%) Microsoft
3 118 (28.50%) Active Directory
4 112 (27.05%) Windows Server
5 105 (25.36%) Driving Licence
6 94 (22.71%) Microsoft Office
7 85 (20.53%) Windows Server 2008
8 83 (20.05%) LAN
9 82 (19.81%) WAN
10 70 (16.91%) VMware
11 69 (16.67%) Cisco
12 68 (16.43%) Office 365
13 58 (14.01%) Telecoms
14 56 (13.53%) Firewall
15 52 (12.56%) VMware Infrastructure
15 52 (12.56%) Windows 7
16 48 (11.59%) MS Exchange
17 46 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
18 44 (10.63%) Citrix
19 43 (10.39%) Hyper-V
20 42 (10.14%) MCSE
21 41 (9.90%) Windows Server 2003
22 39 (9.42%) Windows Server 2012
23 37 (8.94%) HP
24 35 (8.45%) TCP/IP
24 35 (8.45%) ITIL
25 34 (8.21%) Degree
25 34 (8.21%) Windows 10
26 33 (7.97%) Break/Fix
26 33 (7.97%) Security Cleared

Field Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 48 (11.59%) MS Exchange
2 16 (3.86%) Exchange Server 2013
3 14 (3.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (3.38%) Skype for Business
4 11 (2.66%) IIS
5 10 (2.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 8 (1.93%) Exchange Server 2003
7 7 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (1.69%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.48%) IBM Domino
8 2 (0.48%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.24%) CMS
9 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 94 (22.71%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.45%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.21%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.48%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.24%) AutoCAD
Cloud Services
1 68 (16.43%) Office 365
2 3 (0.72%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.72%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 83 (20.05%) LAN
2 82 (19.81%) WAN
3 56 (13.53%) Firewall
4 35 (8.45%) TCP/IP
5 28 (6.76%) DNS
5 28 (6.76%) VPN
6 26 (6.28%) DHCP
7 24 (5.80%) SAN
8 20 (4.83%) Wireless
9 18 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
10 17 (4.11%) Internet
11 15 (3.62%) RFID
11 15 (3.62%) WLAN
12 14 (3.38%) VLAN
13 11 (2.66%) VoIP
14 9 (2.17%) Skype
14 9 (2.17%) Unified Communications
15 8 (1.93%) DSL
15 8 (1.93%) Ethernet
15 8 (1.93%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (3.62%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.69%) MySQL
3 6 (1.45%) SQL Server 2000
3 6 (1.45%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (0.72%) MongoDB
4 3 (0.72%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.48%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 1 (0.24%) Oracle Forms
General
1 58 (14.01%) Telecoms
2 22 (5.31%) Retail
3 21 (5.07%) Electronics
4 10 (2.42%) Finance
4 10 (2.42%) Manufacturing
5 8 (1.93%) Marketing
6 7 (1.69%) Advertising
7 6 (1.45%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.45%) Military
8 5 (1.21%) Automotive
8 5 (1.21%) Games
8 5 (1.21%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (0.97%) Back Office
10 3 (0.72%) Billing
10 3 (0.72%) German Language
11 2 (0.48%) Banking
11 2 (0.48%) Brand Awareness
11 2 (0.48%) French Language
11 2 (0.48%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.24%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (0.97%) MAPI
2 3 (0.72%) WAP
2 3 (0.72%) Web Services
3 2 (0.48%) COM
3 2 (0.48%) XML
4 1 (0.24%) OSGi
Miscellaneous
1 105 (25.36%) Driving Licence
2 31 (7.49%) Fat Client
2 31 (7.49%) Thin Client
3 25 (6.04%) EPoS
4 19 (4.59%) iPad
5 18 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
6 15 (3.62%) Enterprise Software
6 15 (3.62%) Mobile Computing
7 11 (2.66%) Blackberry
8 8 (1.93%) Data Centre
8 8 (1.93%) Management Information System
9 7 (1.69%) Computer Science
10 6 (1.45%) Replication
10 6 (1.45%) SCADA
11 5 (1.21%) Smartphone
12 4 (0.97%) CCTV
12 4 (0.97%) Client/Server
12 4 (0.97%) Handset
12 4 (0.97%) Hedge funds
12 4 (0.97%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 242 (58.45%) Windows
2 112 (27.05%) Windows Server
3 85 (20.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 52 (12.56%) Windows 7
5 41 (9.90%) Windows Server 2003
6 39 (9.42%) Windows Server 2012
7 34 (8.21%) Windows 10
8 29 (7.00%) Windows 8
9 22 (5.31%) Windows XP
10 19 (4.59%) Android
11 18 (4.35%) Linux
12 14 (3.38%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.97%) Unix
14 3 (0.72%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.72%) Windows NT
15 2 (0.48%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.48%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.48%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.24%) Embedded Linux
16 1 (0.24%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (8.45%) ITIL
2 33 (7.97%) Break/Fix
3 26 (6.28%) Service Delivery
4 17 (4.11%) Service Management
5 15 (3.62%) Mobile Device Management
6 12 (2.90%) Time Management
7 11 (2.66%) Configuration Management
7 11 (2.66%) Information Security
7 11 (2.66%) Presales
8 8 (1.93%) Migration
8 8 (1.93%) Patch Management
8 8 (1.93%) Project Management
9 6 (1.45%) Coaching
9 6 (1.45%) Customer Requirements
9 6 (1.45%) Line Management
9 6 (1.45%) Logistics
10 5 (1.21%) High Availability
11 4 (0.97%) ITIL V3
12 3 (0.72%) Software Engineering
12 3 (0.72%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 30 (7.25%) SQL
2 7 (1.69%) Python
3 4 (0.97%) C
3 4 (0.97%) Java
4 3 (0.72%) Bash Shell
5 2 (0.48%) PHP
6 1 (0.24%) C++
6 1 (0.24%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 46 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 42 (10.14%) MCSE
3 34 (8.21%) Degree
4 33 (7.97%) Security Cleared
5 28 (6.76%) DBS Check
6 26 (6.28%) Cisco Certification
7 24 (5.80%) CCNA
8 15 (3.62%) SC Cleared
9 13 (3.14%) HND
9 13 (3.14%) MCP
9 13 (3.14%) MCSA
10 11 (2.66%) CTC Cleared
10 11 (2.66%) HNC
11 7 (1.69%) CCNP
12 6 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
12 6 (1.45%) GNVQ
12 6 (1.45%) MCITP
12 6 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (1.21%) DV Cleared
14 3 (0.72%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.38%) SLA
2 6 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 5 (1.21%) QA
4 3 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.24%) DICOM
5 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 118 (28.50%) Active Directory
2 52 (12.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (10.39%) Hyper-V
4 14 (3.38%) vSphere
5 12 (2.90%) Terminal Services
6 10 (2.42%) XenApp
7 8 (1.93%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.72%) XenServer
9 2 (0.48%) Firmware
9 2 (0.48%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 18 (4.35%) SCCM
2 15 (3.62%) AirWatch
3 9 (2.17%) Backup Exec
4 6 (1.45%) DameWare
4 6 (1.45%) Perfmon
5 3 (0.72%) Jamf Pro
6 2 (0.48%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.24%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.24%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.24%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.24%) SCOM
7 1 (0.24%) Simpana
Vendors
1 130 (31.40%) Microsoft
2 70 (16.91%) VMware
3 69 (16.67%) Cisco
4 44 (10.63%) Citrix
5 37 (8.94%) HP
6 28 (6.76%) Intel
7 27 (6.52%) Dell
8 23 (5.56%) Apple
9 17 (4.11%) IBM
10 15 (3.62%) SOTI
11 13 (3.14%) Sun
12 10 (2.42%) Oracle
13 9 (2.17%) Juniper
14 8 (1.93%) Veeam
15 7 (1.69%) NEC
15 7 (1.69%) Siemens
16 6 (1.45%) Huawei
16 6 (1.45%) Rockwell
17 4 (0.97%) Ciena
17 4 (0.97%) Xerox