Period
to 24 October 2020

The median annual salary for an IT Engineer was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 October 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 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 272 259 295
Rank change year-on-year -13 +36 +4
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Engineer 567 1,753 1,911
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.16% 1.28% 1.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.22% 1.34% 1.21%
Number of salaries quoted 544 1,579 1,652
Median annual salary £37,500 £31,500 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +19.05% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £22,750 £22,500 £20,750
90th Percentile £54,625 £47,600 £55,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £30,620 £30,000
% change year-on-year +14.30% +2.07% +5.26%

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 46,381 130,574 157,847
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.99% 95.64% 95.91%
Number of salaries quoted 38,363 104,243 127,113
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 24 October 2020.

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 24 October 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 -5 524 £37,500 +19.05% 124
UK excluding London +15 417 £35,000 +14.30% 122
London +8 134 £45,000 +38.46% 13
South East +8 122 £32,500 - 25
Midlands +61 102 £40,000 +37.93% 26
North of England +33 90 £35,000 +16.67% 29
West Midlands +80 74 £40,000 +42.86% 18
Work from Home +50 54 £47,500 +5.56% 18
South West +16 54 £37,250 +18.25% 15
North West +30 44 £38,500 +32.76% 11
Yorkshire +57 39 £27,500 -10.54% 14
East Midlands +44 28 £40,000 +25.00% 8
East of England +99 21 £27,500 - 16
Scotland +79 18 £47,500 +46.15% 7
Wales +28 10 £32,000 -3.03% 4
North East +27 7 £36,250 +25.00% 4

IT Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 383 (67.55%) Windows
2 287 (50.62%) Active Directory
3 253 (44.62%) Microsoft
4 240 (42.33%) Office 365
5 221 (38.98%) Windows Server
6 202 (35.63%) VMware
7 201 (35.45%) Azure
8 138 (24.34%) Cisco
9 127 (22.40%) Firewall
10 125 (22.05%) VMware Infrastructure
11 123 (21.69%) DNS
12 111 (19.58%) Windows 10
13 102 (17.99%) ITIL
13 102 (17.99%) Hyper-V
14 100 (17.64%) PowerShell
14 100 (17.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 93 (16.40%) Windows Server 2012
16 89 (15.70%) DHCP
17 87 (15.34%) Linux
17 87 (15.34%) AWS
18 85 (14.99%) TCP/IP
19 83 (14.64%) MS Exchange
20 80 (14.11%) Problem-Solving
21 76 (13.40%) Microsoft Certification
22 68 (11.99%) Windows Server 2016
23 66 (11.64%) Microsoft Office
24 65 (11.46%) WAN
25 62 (10.93%) SQL
26 60 (10.58%) LAN
27 58 (10.23%) 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 83 (14.64%) MS Exchange
2 44 (7.76%) SharePoint
3 34 (6.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 29 (5.11%) Exchange Server 2013
5 13 (2.29%) IIS
6 11 (1.94%) Confluence
7 7 (1.23%) Skype for Business
8 5 (0.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (0.71%) Apache
9 4 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (0.53%) SAS
11 2 (0.35%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.35%) WordPress
12 1 (0.18%) OpenStack
Applications
1 66 (11.64%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (0.71%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.35%) Workfront
3 1 (0.18%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.18%) Endur
3 1 (0.18%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 240 (42.33%) Office 365
2 201 (35.45%) Azure
3 87 (15.34%) AWS
4 34 (6.00%) PaaS
5 33 (5.82%) IaaS
6 31 (5.47%) Azure Active Directory
7 26 (4.59%) SaaS
8 15 (2.65%) G Suite
9 12 (2.12%) Cloud Computing
10 11 (1.94%) Slack
11 10 (1.76%) OneDrive
12 9 (1.59%) GCP
13 5 (0.88%) Dynamics 365
13 5 (0.88%) Mimecast
14 3 (0.53%) Google Docs
14 3 (0.53%) Google Drive
14 3 (0.53%) Google Sheets
15 2 (0.35%) Power Platform
16 1 (0.18%) Dropbox
16 1 (0.18%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 127 (22.40%) Firewall
2 123 (21.69%) DNS
3 89 (15.70%) DHCP
4 85 (14.99%) TCP/IP
5 65 (11.46%) WAN
6 60 (10.58%) LAN
7 58 (10.23%) VPN
8 43 (7.58%) SAN
9 42 (7.41%) Internet
10 40 (7.05%) VoIP
11 36 (6.35%) Network Security
11 36 (6.35%) VLAN
12 29 (5.11%) Wi-Fi
13 22 (3.88%) Wireless
14 16 (2.82%) Remote Desktop
15 13 (2.29%) Unified Communications
16 9 (1.59%) WLAN
17 8 (1.41%) Cisco ASA
17 8 (1.41%) NetScaler
18 7 (1.23%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (7.05%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.29%) MySQL
3 8 (1.41%) Relational Database
4 6 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (0.88%) Amazon RDS
5 5 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.35%) Informix
6 2 (0.35%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.18%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.18%) GIS
7 1 (0.18%) MS Access
7 1 (0.18%) Power BI
7 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2019
7 1 (0.18%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 14 (2.47%) JIRA
2 9 (1.59%) Octopus Deploy
2 9 (1.59%) TeamCity
3 6 (1.06%) Bitbucket
4 3 (0.53%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.18%) Ant
5 1 (0.18%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.18%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.18%) Visual Studio
General
1 53 (9.35%) Finance
2 14 (2.47%) Telecoms
3 13 (2.29%) Law
4 9 (1.59%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.06%) German Language
5 6 (1.06%) Public Sector
5 6 (1.06%) Retail
6 5 (0.88%) Advertising
6 5 (0.88%) Electronics
7 4 (0.71%) Legal
8 3 (0.53%) Mandarin Language
8 3 (0.53%) Marketing
8 3 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.35%) Back Office
9 2 (0.35%) Banking
9 2 (0.35%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.35%) French Language
9 2 (0.35%) Norwegian Language
9 2 (0.35%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.18%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (2.82%) Web Services
2 4 (0.71%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (0.53%) .NET
3 3 (0.53%) Flash
3 3 (0.53%) HTML
3 3 (0.53%) POSIX
3 3 (0.53%) WebRTC
3 3 (0.53%) XML
4 2 (0.35%) CSS
4 2 (0.35%) REST
5 1 (0.18%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.18%) Django
5 1 (0.18%) JSON
5 1 (0.18%) Middleware
5 1 (0.18%) React
5 1 (0.18%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 34 (6.00%) Data Centre
2 23 (4.06%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (4.06%) Self-Motivation
3 22 (3.88%) Driving Licence
4 15 (2.65%) Management Information System
5 14 (2.47%) User Experience
6 12 (2.12%) Clustering
7 11 (1.94%) Replication
8 9 (1.59%) Client/Server
9 7 (1.23%) Private Cloud
9 7 (1.23%) Public Cloud
10 6 (1.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 4 (0.71%) Blackberry
11 4 (0.71%) CMDB
11 4 (0.71%) Fat Client
11 4 (0.71%) iSeries
11 4 (0.71%) Linux Command Line
11 4 (0.71%) Microsoft Licensing
11 4 (0.71%) Thin Client
12 3 (0.53%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 383 (67.55%) Windows
2 221 (38.98%) Windows Server
3 111 (19.58%) Windows 10
4 93 (16.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 87 (15.34%) Linux
6 68 (11.99%) Windows Server 2016
7 56 (9.88%) Windows 7
8 45 (7.94%) Windows Server 2008
9 32 (5.64%) Windows Server 2019
10 19 (3.35%) Windows 8
11 16 (2.82%) Unix
12 11 (1.94%) Android
13 10 (1.76%) Mac OS
14 7 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 7 (1.23%) Ubuntu
15 4 (0.71%) Apple iOS
15 4 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
16 3 (0.53%) Data ONTAP
16 3 (0.53%) SUSE
17 2 (0.35%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (17.99%) ITIL
2 100 (17.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 80 (14.11%) Problem-Solving
4 36 (6.35%) Disaster Recovery
5 27 (4.76%) DevOps
5 27 (4.76%) Fintech
5 27 (4.76%) Service Management
6 26 (4.59%) Project Delivery
7 24 (4.23%) Asset Management
7 24 (4.23%) Patch Management
8 22 (3.88%) Information Security
8 22 (3.88%) ITIL V3
9 21 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
10 20 (3.53%) Configuration Management
10 20 (3.53%) Cybersecurity
10 20 (3.53%) Task Automation
11 19 (3.35%) Computer Science
11 19 (3.35%) Mobile Device Management
12 16 (2.82%) Technical Leadership
12 16 (2.82%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 100 (17.64%) PowerShell
2 62 (10.93%) SQL
3 24 (4.23%) Python
4 14 (2.47%) Bash Shell
5 9 (1.59%) T-SQL
6 8 (1.41%) Java
7 6 (1.06%) VBScript
8 5 (0.88%) Shell Script
9 4 (0.71%) C++
9 4 (0.71%) JavaScript
9 4 (0.71%) Perl
10 3 (0.53%) C
11 2 (0.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 76 (13.40%) Microsoft Certification
2 49 (8.64%) MCSE
3 40 (7.05%) Cisco Certification
4 39 (6.88%) MCSA
5 37 (6.53%) CCNA
6 32 (5.64%) MCP
7 31 (5.47%) Degree
8 20 (3.53%) Security Cleared
9 16 (2.82%) MCITP
9 16 (2.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 14 (2.47%) ITIL Certification
10 14 (2.47%) SC Cleared
11 11 (1.94%) Computer Science Degree
12 10 (1.76%) CCNP
13 8 (1.41%) CISSP
13 8 (1.41%) MCTS
14 7 (1.23%) DBS Check
15 6 (1.06%) AWS Certification
15 6 (1.06%) DV Cleared
15 6 (1.06%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (6.88%) SLA
2 33 (5.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (2.65%) GDPR
4 8 (1.41%) QA
5 7 (1.23%) PCI DSS
6 6 (1.06%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.53%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.53%) NIST
7 3 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.35%) COBIT
8 2 (0.35%) NCSC
System Software
1 287 (50.62%) Active Directory
2 125 (22.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 102 (17.99%) Hyper-V
4 28 (4.94%) vSphere
5 23 (4.06%) VMware ESXi
6 15 (2.65%) Virtual Servers
6 15 (2.65%) XenApp
7 10 (1.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 6 (1.06%) XenDesktop
9 5 (0.88%) KVM
9 5 (0.88%) NFS
9 5 (0.88%) VMware NSX
10 4 (0.71%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 4 (0.71%) Docker
10 4 (0.71%) Firmware
10 4 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (0.53%) GPFS
11 3 (0.53%) VMware Server
11 3 (0.53%) Xen
12 2 (0.35%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 44 (7.76%) SCCM
2 28 (4.94%) Ansible
3 22 (3.88%) Microsoft Intune
3 22 (3.88%) Puppet
4 20 (3.53%) Opscode Chef
5 18 (3.17%) WSUS
6 15 (2.65%) Backup Exec
7 9 (1.59%) SCVMM
8 8 (1.41%) Terraform
9 7 (1.23%) Cisco CUCM
9 7 (1.23%) Microsoft Clustering
10 6 (1.06%) FortiGate
10 6 (1.06%) Opsgenie
10 6 (1.06%) ZABBIX
11 4 (0.71%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 4 (0.71%) XenMobile
12 3 (0.53%) Nessus
12 3 (0.53%) SCOM
12 3 (0.53%) ServiceCenter
12 3 (0.53%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 253 (44.62%) Microsoft
2 202 (35.63%) VMware
3 138 (24.34%) Cisco
4 54 (9.52%) Citrix
5 40 (7.05%) Veeam
6 35 (6.17%) HP
7 24 (4.23%) Dell
8 19 (3.35%) CheckPoint
9 17 (3.00%) Apple
9 17 (3.00%) SolarWinds
9 17 (3.00%) Sophos
10 16 (2.82%) Google
11 15 (2.65%) NetApp
12 13 (2.29%) IBM
12 13 (2.29%) Meraki
12 13 (2.29%) Oracle
13 11 (1.94%) Palo Alto
14 10 (1.76%) Avaya
14 10 (1.76%) Symantec
15 9 (1.59%) McAfee