Period
to 11 December 2019

The median annual salary for an IT Engineer was £31,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 11 December 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
11 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 234 278 305
Rank change year-on-year +44 +27 +40
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Engineer 1,842 1,970 2,008
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.38% 1.23% 1.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.44% 1.29% 1.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1,622 1,649 1,627
UK median annual salary £31,500 £32,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.08% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £21,500 £21,250 £20,500
90th Percentile £47,500 £55,000 £52,050
UK excluding London median annual salary £30,000 £31,000 £28,250
% change year-on-year -3.23% +9.73% +0.89%

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 127,641 153,114 172,629
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.66% 95.87% 96.08%
Number of salaries quoted 102,290 122,906 138,893
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.56% +2.63%
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
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 11 December 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 11 December 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 +46 1,721 £31,000 -4.62% 534
UK excluding London +51 1,256 £30,000 -3.23% 465
London -4 536 £34,000 +3.03% 103
South East +44 443 £31,500 -3.08% 119
North of England +27 240 £30,000 +7.14% 102
Midlands +86 209 £29,250 +2.63% 87
South West +2 201 £30,000 +5.26% 57
North West +57 140 £28,500 +3.64% 51
West Midlands +57 115 £28,500 +0.88% 40
East Midlands +60 94 £31,000 +6.90% 46
East of England +11 93 £27,500 -21.43% 66
Yorkshire +11 92 £31,500 +12.50% 36
Scotland +23 37 £32,500 -10.65% 25
Wales 0 28 £32,500 -7.14% 6
North East +1 8 £29,000 -59.90% 15
Northern Ireland +5 3 £28,750 +6.48% 3
Channel Islands +7 2 £33,000 +1.54%

IT Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 1,305 (70.85%) Windows
2 905 (49.13%) Active Directory
3 880 (47.77%) Microsoft
4 811 (44.03%) Office 365
5 689 (37.40%) Windows Server
6 578 (31.38%) VMware
7 520 (28.23%) Windows 10
8 430 (23.34%) Firewall
9 414 (22.48%) Azure
10 361 (19.60%) Cisco
11 357 (19.38%) Hyper-V
12 351 (19.06%) VMware Infrastructure
13 350 (19.00%) ITIL
14 348 (18.89%) DNS
15 333 (18.08%) MS Exchange
16 330 (17.92%) Windows 7
17 329 (17.86%) Microsoft Office
18 315 (17.10%) Windows Server 2012
19 309 (16.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 308 (16.72%) DHCP
21 271 (14.71%) LAN
21 271 (14.71%) Linux
22 270 (14.66%) WAN
23 246 (13.36%) Problem-Solving
24 220 (11.94%) Windows Server 2008
25 215 (11.67%) Microsoft Certification
26 207 (11.24%) AWS
27 204 (11.07%) TCP/IP
28 182 (9.88%) Citrix
28 182 (9.88%) SQL

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
1 333 (18.08%) MS Exchange
2 115 (6.24%) SharePoint
3 97 (5.27%) Exchange Server 2010
4 78 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2013
5 31 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2007
5 31 (1.68%) Skype for Business
6 25 (1.36%) IIS
7 13 (0.71%) Confluence
8 7 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2003
9 6 (0.33%) Apache
10 5 (0.27%) IBM Notes
10 5 (0.27%) Site Server
11 4 (0.22%) SAS
12 3 (0.16%) nginx
13 2 (0.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.054%) IBM Domino
14 1 (0.054%) OpenStack
14 1 (0.054%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 329 (17.86%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (1.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.43%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.11%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.054%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.054%) Autodesk Inventor
6 1 (0.054%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.16%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.11%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.054%) assyst
5 1 (0.054%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.054%) Summit
5 1 (0.054%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 811 (44.03%) Office 365
2 414 (22.48%) Azure
3 207 (11.24%) AWS
4 45 (2.44%) Azure Active Directory
5 36 (1.95%) G Suite
6 26 (1.41%) SaaS
7 25 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
8 21 (1.14%) IaaS
8 21 (1.14%) OneDrive
9 18 (0.98%) Power Platform
10 17 (0.92%) PaaS
11 15 (0.81%) Dynamics 365
12 11 (0.60%) PowerApps
13 9 (0.49%) GCP
14 8 (0.43%) Slack
15 5 (0.27%) Datadog
15 5 (0.27%) Mimecast
16 3 (0.16%) Basecamp
16 3 (0.16%) Dropbox
17 2 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 430 (23.34%) Firewall
2 348 (18.89%) DNS
3 308 (16.72%) DHCP
4 271 (14.71%) LAN
5 270 (14.66%) WAN
6 204 (11.07%) TCP/IP
7 166 (9.01%) Wireless
8 151 (8.20%) SAN
9 148 (8.03%) VPN
10 143 (7.76%) VoIP
11 101 (5.48%) VLAN
12 80 (4.34%) Wi-Fi
13 64 (3.47%) Network Security
14 56 (3.04%) Internet
15 46 (2.50%) WLAN
16 41 (2.23%) NAS
17 38 (2.06%) Remote Desktop
18 37 (2.01%) Skype
19 32 (1.74%) IPsec
20 27 (1.47%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 150 (8.14%) SQL Server
2 20 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
3 16 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (0.49%) MySQL
5 8 (0.43%) SQL Server 2014
5 8 (0.43%) SQL Server 2016
6 7 (0.38%) Crystal Reports
6 7 (0.38%) Power BI
7 6 (0.33%) Oracle Database
7 6 (0.33%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (0.27%) MS Access
8 5 (0.27%) Relational Database
9 4 (0.22%) DB2
9 4 (0.22%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.16%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (0.16%) DataStage
10 3 (0.16%) Snowflake Schema
10 3 (0.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 36 (1.95%) JIRA
2 9 (0.49%) Git (software)
3 8 (0.43%) Jenkins
4 7 (0.38%) Subversion
5 5 (0.27%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.11%) GitLab
6 2 (0.11%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (0.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (0.11%) Vagrant
6 2 (0.11%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.054%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.054%) Metasploit
7 1 (0.054%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 151 (8.20%) Finance
2 82 (4.45%) Telecoms
3 57 (3.09%) Retail
4 36 (1.95%) Public Sector
5 35 (1.90%) Legal
6 30 (1.63%) Manufacturing
7 27 (1.47%) Aerospace
8 25 (1.36%) Law
9 24 (1.30%) Marketing
10 21 (1.14%) Automotive
10 21 (1.14%) Back Office
11 14 (0.76%) Advertising
12 12 (0.65%) Games
13 10 (0.54%) Banking
13 10 (0.54%) French Language
14 9 (0.49%) Publishing
15 8 (0.43%) German Language
16 7 (0.38%) Local Government
17 4 (0.22%) Electronics
18 3 (0.16%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (1.47%) .NET
2 14 (0.76%) Web Services
3 7 (0.38%) HTML
4 6 (0.33%) 802.1X
5 5 (0.27%) CSS
5 5 (0.27%) Elastic Stack
5 5 (0.27%) jQuery
5 5 (0.27%) LAMP
5 5 (0.27%) LDAP
6 4 (0.22%) ASP.NET
6 4 (0.22%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (0.22%) COM
6 4 (0.22%) Sensu
7 2 (0.11%) EDI
8 1 (0.054%) ADSI
8 1 (0.054%) CGI
8 1 (0.054%) Flash
8 1 (0.054%) Middleware
8 1 (0.054%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (0.054%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 139 (7.55%) Driving Licence
2 99 (5.37%) Analytical Skills
3 84 (4.56%) Data Centre
4 53 (2.88%) Self-Motivation
5 35 (1.90%) Management Information System
6 27 (1.47%) Video Conferencing
7 22 (1.19%) NHS
7 22 (1.19%) User Experience
8 20 (1.09%) Clustering
8 20 (1.09%) Replication
9 18 (0.98%) CCTV
9 18 (0.98%) Smartphone
10 11 (0.60%) Fat Client
10 11 (0.60%) Thin Client
11 9 (0.49%) Client/Server
12 8 (0.43%) Cyberattack
12 8 (0.43%) FMCG
12 8 (0.43%) Hedge funds
13 6 (0.33%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (0.33%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 1,305 (70.85%) Windows
2 689 (37.40%) Windows Server
3 520 (28.23%) Windows 10
4 330 (17.92%) Windows 7
5 315 (17.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 271 (14.71%) Linux
7 220 (11.94%) Windows Server 2008
8 117 (6.35%) Windows 8
9 69 (3.75%) Mac OS X
9 69 (3.75%) Unix
10 63 (3.42%) Apple iOS
11 38 (2.06%) Android
12 37 (2.01%) Mac OS
13 36 (1.95%) Windows Server 2003
14 22 (1.19%) CentOS
15 21 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 20 (1.09%) Ubuntu
16 20 (1.09%) Windows XP
17 17 (0.92%) Debian
18 14 (0.76%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 350 (19.00%) ITIL
2 309 (16.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 246 (13.36%) Problem-Solving
4 104 (5.65%) Information Security
5 99 (5.37%) Mentoring
6 96 (5.21%) Service Management
7 82 (4.45%) Cybersecurity
8 80 (4.34%) Change Management
9 74 (4.02%) Asset Management
10 73 (3.96%) Migration
11 66 (3.58%) DevOps
12 64 (3.47%) Project Management
13 63 (3.42%) Disaster Recovery
14 59 (3.20%) Service Delivery
15 52 (2.82%) Agile Software Development
15 52 (2.82%) Mobile Device Management
16 51 (2.77%) Time Management
17 46 (2.50%) Computer Science
18 42 (2.28%) Problem Management
19 37 (2.01%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 182 (9.88%) SQL
2 144 (7.82%) PowerShell
3 37 (2.01%) Python
4 33 (1.79%) Java
5 20 (1.09%) C
6 18 (0.98%) Bash Shell
6 18 (0.98%) JavaScript
7 12 (0.65%) Shell Script
8 11 (0.60%) C#
8 11 (0.60%) T-SQL
9 10 (0.54%) VB
10 8 (0.43%) TypeScript
10 8 (0.43%) VB.NET
10 8 (0.43%) VBA
11 7 (0.38%) Ruby
12 6 (0.33%) Perl
13 5 (0.27%) C++
13 5 (0.27%) RPG
14 4 (0.22%) PHP
14 4 (0.22%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 215 (11.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 141 (7.65%) Cisco Certification
2 141 (7.65%) Degree
3 117 (6.35%) MCSE
4 115 (6.24%) CCNA
5 113 (6.13%) MCSA
6 80 (4.34%) MCP
7 66 (3.58%) Security Cleared
8 51 (2.77%) MCITP
9 35 (1.90%) SC Cleared
10 33 (1.79%) DBS Check
10 33 (1.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 27 (1.47%) CISSP
11 27 (1.47%) MCTS
12 26 (1.41%) CCNP
13 23 (1.25%) A+ Certification
14 17 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
15 15 (0.81%) DV Cleared
16 12 (0.65%) HND
16 12 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (4.99%) SLA
2 60 (3.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (0.54%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.43%) GDPR
4 8 (0.43%) ISO 9001
5 7 (0.38%) QA
5 7 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.33%) NIST
7 4 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 4 (0.22%) PMO
8 3 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.054%) GxP
9 1 (0.054%) HL7
9 1 (0.054%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.054%) NCSC
9 1 (0.054%) NIST 800
System Software
1 905 (49.13%) Active Directory
2 357 (19.38%) Hyper-V
3 351 (19.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 56 (3.04%) VMware ESXi
5 46 (2.50%) vSphere
6 44 (2.39%) Virtual Servers
7 43 (2.33%) XenApp
8 28 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
9 26 (1.41%) Firmware
10 16 (0.87%) XenDesktop
11 11 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 11 (0.60%) Terminal Services
12 9 (0.49%) VirtualBox
13 7 (0.38%) VMware NSX
14 6 (0.33%) VMware Server
15 5 (0.27%) BitLocker
15 5 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
16 3 (0.16%) Docker
16 3 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
17 2 (0.11%) Samba
Systems Management
1 127 (6.89%) SCCM
2 58 (3.15%) Microsoft Intune
3 30 (1.63%) WSUS
4 21 (1.14%) Ansible
5 20 (1.09%) SCOM
6 19 (1.03%) vCenter Server
7 18 (0.98%) Backup Exec
8 16 (0.87%) Jamf Pro
8 16 (0.87%) Puppet
9 15 (0.81%) Norton AntiVirus
10 13 (0.71%) Cisco CUCM
11 12 (0.65%) Microsoft Clustering
12 11 (0.60%) Nagios
12 11 (0.60%) SCVMM
13 8 (0.43%) FortiGate
13 8 (0.43%) Icinga
14 7 (0.38%) Failover Clustering
14 7 (0.38%) QRadar
14 7 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
15 6 (0.33%) Kibana
Vendors
1 880 (47.77%) Microsoft
2 578 (31.38%) VMware
3 361 (19.60%) Cisco
4 182 (9.88%) Citrix
5 115 (6.24%) HP
6 105 (5.70%) Apple
7 77 (4.18%) Dell
8 65 (3.53%) Veeam
9 53 (2.88%) Oracle
10 50 (2.71%) Meraki
11 39 (2.12%) Symantec
12 31 (1.68%) SonicWALL
13 26 (1.41%) NetApp
13 26 (1.41%) SolarWinds
13 26 (1.41%) Sophos
14 22 (1.19%) EMC
15 20 (1.09%) Palo Alto
15 20 (1.09%) ServiceNow
15 20 (1.09%) Veritas
16 18 (0.98%) Avaya