Period
to 24 February 2020

The median annual salary for an IT Engineer was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 February 2020.

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 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 228 276 310
Rank change year-on-year +48 +34 +32
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Engineer 1,762 1,842 1,794
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.44% 1.23% 1.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.50% 1.29% 1.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1,552 1,548 1,548
UK median annual salary £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £21,275 £21,463 £20,250
90th Percentile £50,000 £53,750 £52,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £30,000 £32,500 £29,500
% change year-on-year -7.69% +10.17% +7.27%

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 117,190 143,118 168,818
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.50% 95.95% 96.37%
Number of salaries quoted 93,919 114,561 138,606
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £83,750 £80,000
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 February 2020.

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 February 2020. 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 +54 1,666 £32,500 - 544
UK excluding London +43 1,197 £30,000 -7.69% 458
London +32 534 £35,000 +7.69% 117
South East +44 429 £31,000 -7.46% 115
North of England +22 205 £30,000 - 107
Midlands +75 195 £29,000 -3.33% 77
South West +36 178 £30,000 - 60
East of England +36 126 £30,782 -5.29% 68
North West +42 123 £29,000 +5.45% 70
West Midlands +18 104 £30,000 - 40
East Midlands +84 91 £27,500 -13.39% 37
Yorkshire +23 74 £31,500 -3.08% 28
Scotland +35 43 £33,250 +9.02% 18
Wales -34 18 £36,500 +21.67% 9
North East -10 8 £27,000 -16.92% 9
Channel Islands +3 2 £33,000 +1.54%
Northern Ireland - 1 £27,500 - 4

IT Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 February 2020, 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 1,260 (71.51%) Windows
2 817 (46.37%) Active Directory
3 806 (45.74%) Microsoft
4 728 (41.32%) Office 365
5 696 (39.50%) Windows Server
6 576 (32.69%) VMware
7 456 (25.88%) Windows 10
8 455 (25.82%) Firewall
9 425 (24.12%) Azure
10 349 (19.81%) DNS
11 348 (19.75%) VMware Infrastructure
12 346 (19.64%) ITIL
13 342 (19.41%) Cisco
14 316 (17.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 303 (17.20%) Hyper-V
16 298 (16.91%) Windows Server 2012
16 298 (16.91%) DHCP
17 294 (16.69%) Linux
18 274 (15.55%) Windows 7
19 273 (15.49%) MS Exchange
20 270 (15.32%) Microsoft Office
21 259 (14.70%) WAN
22 251 (14.25%) LAN
23 237 (13.45%) Problem-Solving
24 228 (12.94%) TCP/IP
25 211 (11.98%) AWS
26 191 (10.84%) Microsoft Certification
27 186 (10.56%) PowerShell
28 184 (10.44%) SQL
29 174 (9.88%) Citrix

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
1 273 (15.49%) MS Exchange
2 121 (6.87%) Exchange Server 2010
3 116 (6.58%) SharePoint
4 80 (4.54%) Exchange Server 2013
5 24 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2007
5 24 (1.36%) IIS
6 20 (1.14%) Skype for Business
7 19 (1.08%) Confluence
8 8 (0.45%) Apache
8 8 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (0.23%) IBM Notes
10 3 (0.17%) nginx
11 1 (0.057%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.057%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.057%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.057%) Site Server
Applications
1 270 (15.32%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (1.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (0.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.23%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.23%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.057%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.057%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.17%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.11%) Elite 3E
6 1 (0.057%) assyst
6 1 (0.057%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.057%) Exchequer
6 1 (0.057%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.057%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.057%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.057%) Summit
6 1 (0.057%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 728 (41.32%) Office 365
2 425 (24.12%) Azure
3 211 (11.98%) AWS
4 62 (3.52%) Azure Active Directory
5 39 (2.21%) G Suite
6 34 (1.93%) PaaS
7 30 (1.70%) IaaS
8 26 (1.48%) SaaS
9 25 (1.42%) OneDrive
10 22 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
11 17 (0.96%) Power Platform
12 16 (0.91%) Dynamics 365
13 10 (0.57%) GCP
14 9 (0.51%) Datadog
14 9 (0.51%) PowerApps
15 5 (0.28%) Mimecast
16 3 (0.17%) Basecamp
16 3 (0.17%) Slack
17 2 (0.11%) Dropbox
17 2 (0.11%) Google Docs
Communications & Networking
1 455 (25.82%) Firewall
2 349 (19.81%) DNS
3 298 (16.91%) DHCP
4 259 (14.70%) WAN
5 251 (14.25%) LAN
6 228 (12.94%) TCP/IP
7 159 (9.02%) Wireless
8 147 (8.34%) SAN
9 143 (8.12%) VoIP
10 132 (7.49%) VPN
11 98 (5.56%) VLAN
12 89 (5.05%) Wi-Fi
13 74 (4.20%) Network Security
14 72 (4.09%) Internet
15 52 (2.95%) NAS
16 42 (2.38%) Remote Desktop
17 39 (2.21%) WLAN
18 28 (1.59%) Unified Communications
19 27 (1.53%) Ethernet
20 26 (1.48%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (7.78%) SQL Server
2 16 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (0.51%) Crystal Reports
4 9 (0.51%) MySQL
5 8 (0.45%) Power BI
5 8 (0.45%) SQL Server 2016
6 7 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (0.34%) SQL Server 2014
8 5 (0.28%) SQL Server 2017
8 5 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (0.23%) MS Access
10 3 (0.17%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.11%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (0.11%) Big Data
11 2 (0.11%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.11%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.057%) Data Mining
12 1 (0.057%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.057%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 36 (2.04%) JIRA
2 9 (0.51%) Git (software)
3 6 (0.34%) Bitbucket
3 6 (0.34%) Jenkins
3 6 (0.34%) Subversion
4 5 (0.28%) Octopus Deploy
4 5 (0.28%) WinDbg
5 3 (0.17%) Bazaar
6 2 (0.11%) GitLab
6 2 (0.11%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.11%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.057%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.057%) MSI
7 1 (0.057%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.057%) Visual Studio
General
1 166 (9.42%) Finance
2 82 (4.65%) Telecoms
3 58 (3.29%) Retail
4 48 (2.72%) Legal
5 35 (1.99%) Public Sector
6 25 (1.42%) Automotive
7 24 (1.36%) Games
8 22 (1.25%) Law
9 19 (1.08%) Advertising
9 19 (1.08%) Back Office
10 18 (1.02%) Manufacturing
11 15 (0.85%) Aerospace
12 13 (0.74%) Marketing
13 10 (0.57%) Banking
13 10 (0.57%) French Language
14 8 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (0.34%) German Language
15 6 (0.34%) Publishing
16 5 (0.28%) Local Government
17 4 (0.23%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (1.36%) .NET
2 18 (1.02%) Web Services
3 12 (0.68%) LAMP
3 12 (0.68%) LDAP
4 10 (0.57%) WSH
5 8 (0.45%) Sensu
6 6 (0.34%) Kafka
6 6 (0.34%) RabbitMQ
6 6 (0.34%) REST
7 3 (0.17%) COM
7 3 (0.17%) HTML
8 2 (0.11%) 802.1X
8 2 (0.11%) Elastic Stack
8 2 (0.11%) Middleware
9 1 (0.057%) ADSI
9 1 (0.057%) CGI
9 1 (0.057%) CSS
9 1 (0.057%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 117 (6.64%) Driving Licence
2 103 (5.85%) Data Centre
3 74 (4.20%) Analytical Skills
4 43 (2.44%) Self-Motivation
5 37 (2.10%) Management Information System
6 24 (1.36%) Clustering
7 23 (1.31%) User Experience
8 22 (1.25%) EPoS
9 20 (1.14%) CCTV
10 19 (1.08%) Replication
10 19 (1.08%) Smartphone
10 19 (1.08%) Video Conferencing
11 15 (0.85%) Client/Server
12 14 (0.79%) Private Cloud
13 13 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
13 13 (0.74%) Enterprise Storage
13 13 (0.74%) NHS
14 12 (0.68%) iPad
15 10 (0.57%) Handset
15 10 (0.57%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1,260 (71.51%) Windows
2 696 (39.50%) Windows Server
3 456 (25.88%) Windows 10
4 298 (16.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 294 (16.69%) Linux
6 274 (15.55%) Windows 7
7 173 (9.82%) Windows Server 2008
8 95 (5.39%) Windows 8
9 67 (3.80%) Unix
10 59 (3.35%) Apple iOS
11 54 (3.06%) Mac OS X
12 37 (2.10%) Windows Server 2003
13 34 (1.93%) Mac OS
14 31 (1.76%) CentOS
15 23 (1.31%) Android
16 20 (1.14%) Ubuntu
17 19 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 16 (0.91%) Debian
19 13 (0.74%) VMS
20 7 (0.40%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 346 (19.64%) ITIL
2 316 (17.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 237 (13.45%) Problem-Solving
4 111 (6.30%) Information Security
5 93 (5.28%) Mentoring
6 80 (4.54%) Service Management
7 77 (4.37%) DevOps
8 71 (4.03%) Change Management
9 66 (3.75%) Cybersecurity
9 66 (3.75%) Disaster Recovery
10 61 (3.46%) Service Delivery
11 58 (3.29%) Migration
12 54 (3.06%) Asset Management
13 50 (2.84%) Project Management
13 50 (2.84%) Server Management
14 48 (2.72%) Mobile Device Management
15 46 (2.61%) Time Management
16 44 (2.50%) Continuous Improvement
16 44 (2.50%) Decision-Making
17 39 (2.21%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 186 (10.56%) PowerShell
2 184 (10.44%) SQL
3 43 (2.44%) Python
4 25 (1.42%) Java
5 19 (1.08%) VBScript
6 16 (0.91%) Bash Shell
7 14 (0.79%) C
8 13 (0.74%) Shell Script
9 12 (0.68%) JavaScript
9 12 (0.68%) PHP
10 8 (0.45%) C#
11 7 (0.40%) VB.NET
12 6 (0.34%) C++
12 6 (0.34%) VB
13 5 (0.28%) RPG
13 5 (0.28%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.17%) Perl
14 3 (0.17%) Ruby
15 1 (0.057%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.057%) X++
Qualifications
1 191 (10.84%) Microsoft Certification
2 118 (6.70%) Degree
3 109 (6.19%) MCSE
4 108 (6.13%) Cisco Certification
5 101 (5.73%) MCSA
6 89 (5.05%) CCNA
7 75 (4.26%) Security Cleared
8 68 (3.86%) MCP
9 44 (2.50%) MCITP
10 42 (2.38%) SC Cleared
11 40 (2.27%) CISSP
12 36 (2.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 30 (1.70%) DBS Check
14 29 (1.65%) MCTS
15 23 (1.31%) CCNP
15 23 (1.31%) CISM
16 16 (0.91%) A+ Certification
16 16 (0.91%) Network+ Certification
17 14 (0.79%) DV Cleared
18 12 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 114 (6.47%) SLA
2 68 (3.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (1.02%) GDPR
4 16 (0.91%) PCI DSS
5 13 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 10 (0.57%) QA
7 9 (0.51%) ISO 9001
8 7 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials
9 6 (0.34%) NIST
10 4 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 4 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.057%) GxP
11 1 (0.057%) NCSC
System Software
1 817 (46.37%) Active Directory
2 348 (19.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 303 (17.20%) Hyper-V
4 48 (2.72%) VMware ESXi
4 48 (2.72%) XenApp
5 45 (2.55%) vSphere
6 38 (2.16%) Virtual Servers
7 32 (1.82%) Virtual Machines
8 28 (1.59%) Firmware
9 21 (1.19%) XenDesktop
10 19 (1.08%) VirtualBox
11 10 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 9 (0.51%) Docker
13 7 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
14 6 (0.34%) Terminal Services
14 6 (0.34%) VMware Server
15 2 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
15 2 (0.11%) pfSense
15 2 (0.11%) Terminal Server
15 2 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 130 (7.38%) SCCM
2 58 (3.29%) Microsoft Intune
3 41 (2.33%) WSUS
4 35 (1.99%) SCOM
5 28 (1.59%) Puppet
6 27 (1.53%) Ansible
7 16 (0.91%) Nagios
8 15 (0.85%) Jamf Pro
8 15 (0.85%) McAfee ePO
8 15 (0.85%) Microsoft Clustering
8 15 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
8 15 (0.85%) vCenter Server
9 13 (0.74%) Backup Exec
9 13 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
10 12 (0.68%) SCVMM
11 11 (0.62%) Cisco CUCM
11 11 (0.62%) Cisco Prime
11 11 (0.62%) Single Sign-On
12 10 (0.57%) Grafana
12 10 (0.57%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 806 (45.74%) Microsoft
2 576 (32.69%) VMware
3 342 (19.41%) Cisco
4 174 (9.88%) Citrix
5 109 (6.19%) HP
6 95 (5.39%) Apple
7 67 (3.80%) Veeam
8 63 (3.58%) Dell
9 61 (3.46%) Meraki
10 46 (2.61%) Oracle
11 35 (1.99%) Symantec
12 31 (1.76%) SolarWinds
13 30 (1.70%) NetApp
14 29 (1.65%) Google
14 29 (1.65%) SonicWALL
15 28 (1.59%) ServiceNow
16 26 (1.48%) Palo Alto
17 20 (1.14%) Fortinet
18 19 (1.08%) Atlassian
18 19 (1.08%) McAfee