Period
to 20 April 2021

The median annual salary for an IT Engineer was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 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
UK
6 months to
20 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 229 230 267
Rank change year-on-year +1 +37 +64
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Engineer 1,200 1,557 1,894
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.42% 1.42% 1.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.53% 1.48% 1.33%
Number of salaries quoted 851 1,388 1,640
10th Percentile £22,950 £22,338 £21,500
25th Percentile £26,500 £26,250 £25,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% - +8.33%
75th Percentile £43,750 £42,500 £42,500
90th Percentile £53,750 £53,750 £53,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £32,500 £30,500 £32,000
% change year-on-year +6.56% -4.69% +6.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 78,580 104,890 142,681
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.09% 95.37% 96.00%
Number of salaries quoted 61,710 85,237 114,792
10th Percentile £31,500 £30,000 £28,500
25th Percentile £40,750 £38,000 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £68,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

IT Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Engineer in the UK

IT Engineer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing IT Engineer.

Salary trend for IT Engineer in the UK

IT Engineer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing IT Engineer over the 6 months to 20 April 2021.

Salary histogram for IT Engineer in the UK

IT Engineer
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IT Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 20 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
England -1 1,048 £35,000 +7.69% 193
UK excluding London +40 962 £32,500 +6.56% 185
Midlands +67 235 £35,000 +18.64% 50
South East -14 207 £30,000 -6.25% 33
North of England +33 196 £32,500 +6.56% 47
London -81 188 £45,000 +20.00% 22
West Midlands +82 177 £35,000 +15.70% 34
Work from Home -51 142 £37,500 -21.05% 28
South West -9 125 £30,000 +3.45% 24
North West +26 100 £37,500 +17.19% 23
Scotland +41 86 £27,750 -23.45% 9
East of England +12 74 £40,000 +25.00% 17
East Midlands +1 58 £32,500 +18.18% 16
Yorkshire +2 56 £31,500 +3.28% 16
Wales +66 41 £32,500 +19.27% 3
North East +36 40 £30,000 +1.69% 8

IT Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 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 featuring IT Engineer in the job title.

1 655 (54.58%) Windows
2 598 (49.83%) Microsoft
3 520 (43.33%) Active Directory
4 476 (39.67%) Microsoft 365
5 416 (34.67%) Windows Server
6 372 (31.00%) VMware
7 326 (27.17%) Azure
8 295 (24.58%) Cisco
9 293 (24.42%) Firewall
10 267 (22.25%) Linux
11 226 (18.83%) Problem-Solving
12 218 (18.17%) VMware Infrastructure
13 209 (17.42%) A+ Certification
14 208 (17.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 197 (16.42%) DNS
16 176 (14.67%) ITIL
17 171 (14.25%) Hyper-V
18 168 (14.00%) Windows 10
19 159 (13.25%) Windows Server 2012
20 158 (13.17%) DHCP
21 152 (12.67%) MS Exchange
22 143 (11.92%) TCP/IP
23 140 (11.67%) WAN
24 132 (11.00%) Microsoft Office
25 131 (10.92%) Citrix
26 129 (10.75%) LAN
27 116 (9.67%) SQL
27 116 (9.67%) Network+ Certification
28 111 (9.25%) AWS
29 107 (8.92%) VPN

IT 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
1 152 (12.67%) MS Exchange
2 83 (6.92%) SharePoint
3 45 (3.75%) IIS
4 22 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2010
5 20 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
6 19 (1.58%) Skype for Business
7 9 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2007
8 7 (0.58%) WordPress
9 3 (0.25%) Apache
9 3 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (0.25%) IBM Notes
9 3 (0.25%) nginx
10 1 (0.083%) Confluence
10 1 (0.083%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.083%) Tomcat
Applications
1 132 (11.00%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (0.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.25%) SOLIDWORKS
5 1 (0.083%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 7 (0.58%) Workfront
2 2 (0.17%) BambooHR
2 2 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.083%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.083%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.083%) Endur
3 1 (0.083%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.083%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 476 (39.67%) Microsoft 365
2 326 (27.17%) Azure
3 111 (9.25%) AWS
4 102 (8.50%) Azure Active Directory
5 27 (2.25%) SaaS
6 23 (1.92%) IaaS
7 22 (1.83%) Google Workspace
8 21 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
9 18 (1.50%) OneDrive
10 11 (0.92%) PaaS
11 7 (0.58%) Azure Storage
11 7 (0.58%) GCP
11 7 (0.58%) Slack
12 6 (0.50%) Power Platform
13 5 (0.42%) Mimecast
14 3 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
14 3 (0.25%) Dropbox
14 3 (0.25%) PowerApps
15 2 (0.17%) Amazon ECS
15 2 (0.17%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 293 (24.42%) Firewall
2 197 (16.42%) DNS
3 158 (13.17%) DHCP
4 143 (11.92%) TCP/IP
5 140 (11.67%) WAN
6 129 (10.75%) LAN
7 107 (8.92%) VPN
8 79 (6.58%) VLAN
9 61 (5.08%) VoIP
10 50 (4.17%) SAN
11 47 (3.92%) Network Security
12 45 (3.75%) Wireless
13 34 (2.83%) Remote Desktop
14 33 (2.75%) Intrusion Detection
15 32 (2.67%) Internet
16 29 (2.42%) Wi-Fi
16 29 (2.42%) WLAN
17 21 (1.75%) Skype
18 20 (1.67%) MPLS
19 18 (1.50%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (6.08%) SQL Server
2 16 (1.33%) Amazon RDS
3 12 (1.00%) MySQL
4 7 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (0.50%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.25%) Power BI
6 3 (0.25%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (0.25%) SQL Server 2017
7 2 (0.17%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.083%) Blockchain
8 1 (0.083%) DB2
8 1 (0.083%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.083%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.083%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (0.58%) JIRA
2 4 (0.33%) Git (software)
2 4 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.25%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.25%) Subversion
4 2 (0.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (0.17%) GitLab
5 1 (0.083%) Ant
5 1 (0.083%) Visual Studio
General
1 106 (8.83%) Multimedia
2 80 (6.67%) Finance
3 28 (2.33%) Law
4 23 (1.92%) Manufacturing
4 23 (1.92%) Telecoms
5 19 (1.58%) Retail
6 13 (1.08%) Legal
7 11 (0.92%) Electronics
7 11 (0.92%) Public Sector
8 8 (0.67%) Automotive
8 8 (0.67%) Military
9 7 (0.58%) Marketing
10 6 (0.50%) Advertising
10 6 (0.50%) Mandarin Language
11 5 (0.42%) Aerospace
12 4 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.25%) Back Office
13 3 (0.25%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.25%) Local Government
13 3 (0.25%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (4.92%) Web Services
2 15 (1.25%) SAML
3 14 (1.17%) OAuth
4 11 (0.92%) .NET
5 5 (0.42%) HTML
6 3 (0.25%) AngularJS
6 3 (0.25%) LDAP
7 2 (0.17%) COM
7 2 (0.17%) CSS
7 2 (0.17%) Software Packaging
7 2 (0.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (0.17%) YAML
8 1 (0.083%) ADSI
8 1 (0.083%) Elastic Stack
8 1 (0.083%) LAMP
8 1 (0.083%) LAPP Stack
8 1 (0.083%) LEMP Stack
8 1 (0.083%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 72 (6.00%) Management Information System
2 69 (5.75%) Analytical Skills
3 54 (4.50%) Self-Motivation
4 52 (4.33%) Data Centre
5 39 (3.25%) Clustering
6 34 (2.83%) Driving Licence
7 21 (1.75%) Organisational Skills
8 20 (1.67%) Replication
9 15 (1.25%) Video Conferencing
10 13 (1.08%) Client/Server
10 13 (1.08%) FMCG
11 10 (0.83%) User Experience
12 7 (0.58%) AS400
12 7 (0.58%) Smartphone
13 6 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
14 5 (0.42%) Anti-Piracy
14 5 (0.42%) NHS
15 4 (0.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 3 (0.25%) Linux Command Line
16 3 (0.25%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 655 (54.58%) Windows
2 416 (34.67%) Windows Server
3 267 (22.25%) Linux
4 168 (14.00%) Windows 10
5 159 (13.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 103 (8.58%) Windows Server 2016
7 67 (5.58%) Windows Server 2008
8 61 (5.08%) Windows Server 2019
9 47 (3.92%) Windows 7
10 41 (3.42%) Android
10 41 (3.42%) Mac OS
11 23 (1.92%) Apple iOS
12 20 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 13 (1.08%) CentOS
13 13 (1.08%) Windows 8
14 10 (0.83%) Unix
15 9 (0.75%) Mac OS X
15 9 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
16 5 (0.42%) Debian
16 5 (0.42%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 226 (18.83%) Problem-Solving
2 208 (17.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 176 (14.67%) ITIL
4 56 (4.67%) Cybersecurity
4 56 (4.67%) Information Security
5 55 (4.58%) Service Management
6 54 (4.50%) Disaster Recovery
7 49 (4.08%) Project Management
8 46 (3.83%) Incident Management
9 45 (3.75%) Computer Science
10 44 (3.67%) Migration
11 41 (3.42%) SIEM
12 40 (3.33%) Service Delivery
13 33 (2.75%) IT Strategy
14 32 (2.67%) Continuous Improvement
15 31 (2.58%) ITIL V3
16 30 (2.50%) Kalman Filter
16 30 (2.50%) Project Delivery
17 28 (2.33%) Data Loss Prevention
17 28 (2.33%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 116 (9.67%) SQL
2 96 (8.00%) PowerShell
3 25 (2.08%) Bash Shell
4 23 (1.92%) Python
5 21 (1.75%) C
6 11 (0.92%) Java
7 9 (0.75%) JavaScript
8 8 (0.67%) Perl
9 7 (0.58%) T-SQL
10 4 (0.33%) Groovy
10 4 (0.33%) Ruby
10 4 (0.33%) Shell Script
10 4 (0.33%) VB.NET
11 3 (0.25%) C#
11 3 (0.25%) VB
12 2 (0.17%) PHP
13 1 (0.083%) C++
13 1 (0.083%) COBOL
13 1 (0.083%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.083%) VBA
Qualifications
1 209 (17.42%) A+ Certification
2 116 (9.67%) Network+ Certification
3 106 (8.83%) CompTIA Security+
4 102 (8.50%) Linux+ Certification
4 102 (8.50%) Server+ Certification
5 100 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 73 (6.08%) Degree
7 67 (5.58%) MCSA
8 66 (5.50%) Cisco Certification
9 60 (5.00%) MCSE
10 50 (4.17%) CCNA
11 31 (2.58%) CISSP
11 31 (2.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 29 (2.42%) Security Cleared
13 25 (2.08%) MCP
14 24 (2.00%) SC Cleared
15 17 (1.42%) CCNP
16 16 (1.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 16 (1.33%) MCITP
17 14 (1.17%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (4.50%) SLA
2 50 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (1.67%) PCI DSS
4 19 (1.58%) GDPR
5 13 (1.08%) QA
6 9 (0.75%) Cyber Essentials
7 8 (0.67%) NIST
8 4 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 3 (0.25%) RMADS
10 2 (0.17%) GAMP
10 2 (0.17%) HIPAA
10 2 (0.17%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.083%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 1 (0.083%) GRC
11 1 (0.083%) ITGC
11 1 (0.083%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 520 (43.33%) Active Directory
2 218 (18.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 171 (14.25%) Hyper-V
4 78 (6.50%) VMware ESXi
5 55 (4.58%) vSphere
6 36 (3.00%) Virtual Servers
7 33 (2.75%) XenDesktop
8 21 (1.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 19 (1.58%) XenApp
10 14 (1.17%) Virtual Machines
11 11 (0.92%) Virtual Desktop
12 9 (0.75%) Docker
13 8 (0.67%) VMware NSX
14 6 (0.50%) VMware Workstation
15 5 (0.42%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 5 (0.42%) Firmware
16 4 (0.33%) KVM
16 4 (0.33%) VMware Server
17 3 (0.25%) Xen
18 2 (0.17%) NFS
Systems Management
1 62 (5.17%) Microsoft Intune
2 59 (4.92%) SCCM
3 32 (2.67%) Microsoft Clustering
4 29 (2.42%) WSUS
5 18 (1.50%) NetBackup
6 16 (1.33%) Backup Exec
6 16 (1.33%) Nessus
7 15 (1.25%) Jamf Pro
8 14 (1.17%) Ansible
9 13 (1.08%) Terraform
10 12 (1.00%) Norton AntiVirus
11 9 (0.75%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 8 (0.67%) SCOM
12 8 (0.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 7 (0.58%) Kubernetes
13 7 (0.58%) Single Sign-On
14 6 (0.50%) CASB
14 6 (0.50%) Cisco CUCM
14 6 (0.50%) Nagios
15 5 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 598 (49.83%) Microsoft
2 372 (31.00%) VMware
3 295 (24.58%) Cisco
4 131 (10.92%) Citrix
5 53 (4.42%) HP
6 50 (4.17%) Veeam
7 39 (3.25%) Apple
8 33 (2.75%) Fortinet
9 32 (2.67%) Dell
10 30 (2.50%) ServiceNow
11 29 (2.42%) SonicWALL
12 27 (2.25%) Red Hat
13 26 (2.17%) Juniper
14 25 (2.08%) Google
15 24 (2.00%) Meraki
16 22 (1.83%) NetApp
16 22 (1.83%) SAP
17 21 (1.75%) EMC
17 21 (1.75%) Sophos
18 19 (1.58%) Symantec