Period
to 24 May 2019

The median annual salary for an IT Engineer was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 May 2019.

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
24 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 263 326 331
Rank change year-on-year +63 +5 +5
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Engineer 1,888 1,728 1,669
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.30% 1.00% 0.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.35% 1.04% 1.02%
Number of salaries quoted 1,651 1,557 1,535
UK median annual salary £32,500 £30,000 £28,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +5.26% -8.06%
10th Percentile £21,500 £20,000 £20,350
90th Percentile £53,250 £52,500 £46,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £32,000 £29,500 £27,500
% change year-on-year +8.47% +7.27% -5.17%

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 139,433 166,210 163,415
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.01% 96.39% 96.50%
Number of salaries quoted 110,726 135,180 135,273
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,375 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

IT Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Engineer in the UK

IT Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for IT Engineer in the UK

IT Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing IT Engineer over the 6 months to 24 May 2019.

Salary histogram for IT Engineer in the UK

IT Engineer
Top 17 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 24 May 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
England +58 1,738 £32,500 +8.33% 290
UK excluding London +67 1,360 £32,000 +8.47% 225
South East +62 505 £32,500 +8.33% 61
London +26 463 £32,500 -7.14% 73
North of England +65 290 £32,000 +16.36% 59
South West +40 188 £32,500 +22.64% 38
Midlands +12 169 £32,500 +18.18% 41
North West +57 159 £35,000 +7.69% 30
East of England +76 122 £32,000 +18.57% 18
West Midlands +17 120 £31,500 +26.00% 22
Yorkshire +8 115 £28,500 - 29
East Midlands +1 49 £35,000 +42.86% 19
Wales +29 42 £26,000 -5.45% 1
Scotland +14 39 £27,500 -1.79% 6
North East +24 16 £29,500 +155.41%
Isle of Man - 4 £45,000 - 1
Northern Ireland -29 1 £35,000 +47.37%

IT Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 featuring IT Engineer in the job title.

1 1,256 (66.53%) Windows
2 940 (49.79%) Active Directory
3 809 (42.85%) Microsoft
4 676 (35.81%) Windows Server
5 675 (35.75%) Office 365
6 543 (28.76%) VMware
7 405 (21.45%) Microsoft Office
8 403 (21.35%) Windows 10
9 370 (19.60%) Firewall
10 367 (19.44%) Windows 7
11 346 (18.33%) Cisco
12 344 (18.22%) ITIL
13 343 (18.17%) MS Exchange
14 339 (17.96%) Microsoft Azure
15 334 (17.69%) Hyper-V
16 333 (17.64%) DNS
17 318 (16.84%) VMware Infrastructure
18 307 (16.26%) Windows Server 2012
19 291 (15.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 287 (15.20%) DHCP
21 273 (14.46%) Windows Server 2008
22 256 (13.56%) Microsoft Certification
23 250 (13.24%) Problem-Solving
24 223 (11.81%) Linux
25 215 (11.39%) LAN
26 212 (11.23%) TCP/IP
27 205 (10.86%) WAN
28 194 (10.28%) PowerShell
29 186 (9.85%) Citrix
30 161 (8.53%) Finance

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
1 343 (18.17%) MS Exchange
2 135 (7.15%) Exchange Server 2010
3 91 (4.82%) SharePoint
4 86 (4.56%) Exchange Server 2013
5 53 (2.81%) IIS
6 34 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2007
7 32 (1.69%) Skype for Business
8 22 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2003
9 16 (0.85%) Apache
10 12 (0.64%) nginx
11 10 (0.53%) WebSphere
12 5 (0.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 3 (0.16%) CMS
13 3 (0.16%) Confluence
13 3 (0.16%) WordPress
14 2 (0.11%) BizTalk Server
15 1 (0.053%) Exchange Server 2000
15 1 (0.053%) GroupWise
15 1 (0.053%) SharePoint 2010
15 1 (0.053%) Site Server
Applications
1 405 (21.45%) Microsoft Office
2 39 (2.07%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (0.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 16 (0.85%) MS Visio
4 12 (0.64%) CATIA
5 4 (0.21%) Pro/ENGINEER
5 4 (0.21%) PTC Creo
6 3 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 18 (0.95%) Dynamics NAV
2 7 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.32%) Sage X3
4 2 (0.11%) Infor M3
4 2 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.11%) SAP Business One
4 2 (0.11%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.053%) assyst
5 1 (0.053%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.053%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.053%) Endur
5 1 (0.053%) Line 50
5 1 (0.053%) Line 500
5 1 (0.053%) Magento
5 1 (0.053%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 675 (35.75%) Office 365
2 339 (17.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 132 (6.99%) Amazon AWS
4 29 (1.54%) Azure Active Directory
5 25 (1.32%) SaaS
6 21 (1.11%) G Suite
6 21 (1.11%) Mimecast
7 20 (1.06%) OneDrive
8 19 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
9 11 (0.58%) IaaS
10 10 (0.53%) Google Cloud Platform
10 10 (0.53%) OpenDNS
11 9 (0.48%) Dropbox
12 6 (0.32%) Amazon S3
13 4 (0.21%) GitHub
13 4 (0.21%) PaaS
13 4 (0.21%) Power Platform
13 4 (0.21%) Serverless
13 4 (0.21%) Slack
14 3 (0.16%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 370 (19.60%) Firewall
2 333 (17.64%) DNS
3 287 (15.20%) DHCP
4 215 (11.39%) LAN
5 212 (11.23%) TCP/IP
6 205 (10.86%) WAN
7 158 (8.37%) VPN
8 120 (6.36%) SAN
9 113 (5.99%) VLAN
10 108 (5.72%) VoIP
11 105 (5.56%) Wireless
12 53 (2.81%) Wi-Fi
13 50 (2.65%) Internet
14 43 (2.28%) Skype
15 38 (2.01%) Network Security
16 37 (1.96%) Cisco ASA
17 36 (1.91%) Remote Desktop
18 26 (1.38%) NAS
18 26 (1.38%) WLAN
19 24 (1.27%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 128 (6.78%) SQL Server
2 23 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
3 17 (0.90%) MySQL
4 16 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
5 15 (0.79%) SQL Server 2014
5 15 (0.79%) SQL Server 2016
6 10 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (0.48%) SQL Server 2005
8 8 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (0.37%) Crystal Reports
10 6 (0.32%) Relational Database
11 5 (0.26%) Oracle Reports
11 5 (0.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 4 (0.21%) MS Access
12 4 (0.21%) Power BI
13 3 (0.16%) Data Warehouse
13 3 (0.16%) Oracle Database
13 3 (0.16%) SQL Server 2000
14 2 (0.11%) Big Data
14 2 (0.11%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (0.74%) Git (software)
1 14 (0.74%) JIRA
2 7 (0.37%) Subversion
3 5 (0.26%) Oracle Forms
3 5 (0.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (0.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (0.16%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.16%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (0.11%) Hudson
6 1 (0.053%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.053%) LabVIEW
6 1 (0.053%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.053%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 161 (8.53%) Finance
2 64 (3.39%) Retail
3 56 (2.97%) Telecoms
4 27 (1.43%) Banking
5 23 (1.22%) Manufacturing
6 20 (1.06%) Marketing
7 15 (0.79%) Automotive
7 15 (0.79%) Legal
8 12 (0.64%) Back Office
8 12 (0.64%) Law
9 11 (0.58%) Games
10 10 (0.53%) Advertising
10 10 (0.53%) Aerospace
11 4 (0.21%) Front Office
11 4 (0.21%) German Language
11 4 (0.21%) Military
11 4 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.21%) Publishing
12 3 (0.16%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.16%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (1.17%) .NET
2 15 (0.79%) Web Services
3 13 (0.69%) HTML
4 11 (0.58%) CSS
4 11 (0.58%) LAMP
4 11 (0.58%) LEMP Stack
5 10 (0.53%) ASP.NET
6 5 (0.26%) Ajax
7 4 (0.21%) CSS3
7 4 (0.21%) HTML5
7 4 (0.21%) SailPoint
7 4 (0.21%) WAP
8 3 (0.16%) XMPP
8 3 (0.16%) X-Windows
9 2 (0.11%) 802.1X
9 2 (0.11%) LAPP Stack
9 2 (0.11%) REST
9 2 (0.11%) Software Packaging
9 2 (0.11%) WSH
9 2 (0.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 131 (6.94%) Driving Licence
2 96 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
3 79 (4.18%) Data Centre
4 69 (3.65%) Self-Motivation
5 38 (2.01%) Fat Client
5 38 (2.01%) Management Information System
5 38 (2.01%) Thin Client
6 35 (1.85%) Clustering
6 35 (1.85%) Fintech
7 28 (1.48%) Smartphone
8 24 (1.27%) Video Conferencing
9 22 (1.17%) NHS
9 22 (1.17%) Replication
10 21 (1.11%) iPhone
11 20 (1.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 16 (0.85%) Hybrid Cloud
13 14 (0.74%) EPoS
14 11 (0.58%) AS400
14 11 (0.58%) EMC VNX
14 11 (0.58%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1,256 (66.53%) Windows
2 676 (35.81%) Windows Server
3 403 (21.35%) Windows 10
4 367 (19.44%) Windows 7
5 307 (16.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 273 (14.46%) Windows Server 2008
7 223 (11.81%) Linux
8 112 (5.93%) Windows 8
9 59 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
10 44 (2.33%) Unix
11 43 (2.28%) Apple iOS
11 43 (2.28%) Mac OS X
11 43 (2.28%) Windows XP
12 37 (1.96%) Android
13 23 (1.22%) CentOS
14 22 (1.17%) Mac OS
15 17 (0.90%) Windows 2000
16 16 (0.85%) Ubuntu
17 10 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 7 (0.37%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 344 (18.22%) ITIL
2 291 (15.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 250 (13.24%) Problem-Solving
4 107 (5.67%) Mobile Device Management
5 84 (4.45%) Cybersecurity
6 82 (4.34%) Disaster Recovery
7 75 (3.97%) Service Delivery
8 74 (3.92%) Break/Fix
9 72 (3.81%) Information Security
10 71 (3.76%) Asset Management
11 70 (3.71%) Migration
12 66 (3.50%) SIEM
13 53 (2.81%) Mentoring
13 53 (2.81%) Service Management
14 52 (2.75%) Patch Management
15 49 (2.60%) Stakeholder Management
16 46 (2.44%) Data Protection
17 45 (2.38%) Incident Management
17 45 (2.38%) Penetration Testing
18 43 (2.28%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 194 (10.28%) PowerShell
2 149 (7.89%) SQL
3 40 (2.12%) Bash Shell
4 38 (2.01%) Python
5 26 (1.38%) JavaScript
5 26 (1.38%) VBScript
6 22 (1.17%) C#
7 18 (0.95%) T-SQL
8 17 (0.90%) C
9 16 (0.85%) Ruby
10 15 (0.79%) Java
11 14 (0.74%) Perl
12 12 (0.64%) PHP
12 12 (0.64%) Shell Script
12 12 (0.64%) VB
13 8 (0.42%) VBA
14 6 (0.32%) VB.NET
15 5 (0.26%) Korn
15 5 (0.26%) PL/SQL
16 3 (0.16%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 256 (13.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 147 (7.79%) MCSA
3 130 (6.89%) MCSE
4 127 (6.73%) Degree
5 118 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
6 112 (5.93%) CCNA
7 106 (5.61%) MCP
8 85 (4.50%) Security Cleared
9 72 (3.81%) A+ Certification
10 62 (3.28%) SC Cleared
11 51 (2.70%) CISSP
12 47 (2.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 39 (2.07%) DV Cleared
14 32 (1.69%) MCITP
15 31 (1.64%) CEH
16 25 (1.32%) CISM
17 24 (1.27%) CISA
18 21 (1.11%) DBS Check
19 16 (0.85%) CCNP
20 13 (0.69%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 140 (7.42%) SLA
2 63 (3.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 61 (3.23%) GDPR
4 27 (1.43%) PCI DSS
5 17 (0.90%) Cyber Essentials
6 8 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 5 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.21%) COBIT
8 4 (0.21%) PMO
9 3 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 15288
9 3 (0.16%) PSD2
10 2 (0.11%) QA
System Software
1 940 (49.79%) Active Directory
2 334 (17.69%) Hyper-V
3 318 (16.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 70 (3.71%) VMware ESXi
5 61 (3.23%) vSphere
5 61 (3.23%) XenApp
6 40 (2.12%) Virtual Servers
7 33 (1.75%) Virtual Machines
8 32 (1.69%) Firmware
9 23 (1.22%) XenDesktop
10 18 (0.95%) Terminal Services
11 15 (0.79%) Xen
12 10 (0.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 9 (0.48%) KVM
14 6 (0.32%) BitLocker
14 6 (0.32%) VirtualBox
15 5 (0.26%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 5 (0.26%) DFS Replication
15 5 (0.26%) VMware Workstation
16 4 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 146 (7.73%) SCCM
2 49 (2.60%) WSUS
3 40 (2.12%) Backup Exec
4 19 (1.01%) SCOM
5 17 (0.90%) Microsoft Intune
6 14 (0.74%) vCenter Server
7 12 (0.64%) Cisco CUCM
7 12 (0.64%) Cisco UCCX
7 12 (0.64%) Puppet
8 11 (0.58%) Microsoft Clustering
9 10 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
10 9 (0.48%) AirWatch
10 9 (0.48%) Failover Clustering
10 9 (0.48%) SCVMM
10 9 (0.48%) vRealize
11 8 (0.42%) McAfee ePO
12 7 (0.37%) cPanel
12 7 (0.37%) NetBackup
12 7 (0.37%) Norton AntiVirus
13 6 (0.32%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 809 (42.85%) Microsoft
2 543 (28.76%) VMware
3 346 (18.33%) Cisco
4 186 (9.85%) Citrix
5 125 (6.62%) HP
6 78 (4.13%) Apple
7 76 (4.03%) Veeam
8 72 (3.81%) Dell
9 45 (2.38%) NetApp
10 43 (2.28%) Meraki
11 41 (2.17%) SonicWALL
12 40 (2.12%) EMC
13 35 (1.85%) SolarWinds
14 34 (1.80%) Symantec
15 29 (1.54%) Palo Alto
16 28 (1.48%) Intel
17 22 (1.17%) McAfee
17 22 (1.17%) Oracle
17 22 (1.17%) Red Hat
17 22 (1.17%) ServiceNow