Period
to 22 September 2019

The median annual salary for an IT Engineer was £31,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 September 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
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 256 293 305
Rank change year-on-year +37 +12 +42
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Engineer 1,818 1,885 2,025
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.31% 1.13% 1.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.36% 1.18% 1.19%
Number of salaries quoted 1,635 1,642 1,652
UK median annual salary £31,500 £31,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.61% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £22,750 £20,500 £21,000
90th Percentile £48,750 £54,900 £50,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £30,741 £30,000 £28,500
% change year-on-year +2.47% +5.26% -0.87%

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 133,226 159,922 169,652
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.04% 96.01%
Number of salaries quoted 106,023 128,869 136,019
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +44 1,676 £31,500 +1.61% 567
UK excluding London +59 1,278 £30,741 +2.47% 482
London 0 470 £32,500 -4.41% 114
South East +36 468 £32,500 +8.33% 142
North of England +40 286 £30,741 +25.47% 95
South West +18 198 £30,000 +7.14% 88
Midlands +31 175 £29,500 +13.46% 77
North West +49 161 £32,500 +12.07% 57
Yorkshire +25 119 £30,000 +20.00% 32
West Midlands +35 103 £29,000 +27.47% 47
East of England +16 80 £27,500 -3.51% 51
East Midlands +14 72 £31,500 +31.25% 30
Scotland +13 35 £31,250 +4.17% 20
Wales +10 29 £27,500 -8.33% 6
North East +9 6 £30,000 +159.74% 6
Isle of Man +4 5 £45,000 -
Northern Ireland -6 2 £30,000 +9.09% 3

IT Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 1,255 (69.03%) Windows
2 954 (52.48%) Active Directory
3 886 (48.73%) Microsoft
4 803 (44.17%) Office 365
5 722 (39.71%) Windows Server
6 577 (31.74%) VMware
7 498 (27.39%) Windows 10
8 393 (21.62%) Hyper-V
8 393 (21.62%) Microsoft Office
9 376 (20.68%) MS Exchange
10 371 (20.41%) Firewall
11 363 (19.97%) Azure
12 356 (19.58%) Cisco
13 355 (19.53%) VMware Infrastructure
14 354 (19.47%) Windows 7
15 341 (18.76%) DNS
16 334 (18.37%) Windows Server 2012
17 323 (17.77%) ITIL
18 310 (17.05%) DHCP
19 308 (16.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 263 (14.47%) Windows Server 2008
21 240 (13.20%) Microsoft Certification
22 239 (13.15%) LAN
23 233 (12.82%) WAN
24 231 (12.71%) Problem-Solving
25 219 (12.05%) Linux
26 212 (11.66%) TCP/IP
27 178 (9.79%) Citrix
28 177 (9.74%) PowerShell
29 166 (9.13%) AWS

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
1 376 (20.68%) MS Exchange
2 121 (6.66%) Exchange Server 2010
3 102 (5.61%) SharePoint
4 90 (4.95%) Exchange Server 2013
5 47 (2.59%) Skype for Business
6 40 (2.20%) IIS
7 34 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2007
8 14 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2003
9 8 (0.44%) Apache
10 6 (0.33%) Confluence
10 6 (0.33%) nginx
10 6 (0.33%) WebSphere
11 5 (0.28%) SAS
11 5 (0.28%) Site Server
12 3 (0.17%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.11%) OpenStack
14 1 (0.055%) CMS
14 1 (0.055%) Exchange Server 2000
14 1 (0.055%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 393 (21.62%) Microsoft Office
2 36 (1.98%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 12 (0.66%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.44%) CATIA
5 4 (0.22%) Pro/ENGINEER
5 4 (0.22%) PTC Creo
6 2 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.055%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.055%) Autodesk Inventor
7 1 (0.055%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 12 (0.66%) Dynamics NAV
2 6 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.17%) Infor M3
3 3 (0.17%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 2 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.055%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.055%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.055%) Line 50
5 1 (0.055%) Line 500
5 1 (0.055%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.055%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.055%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.055%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 803 (44.17%) Office 365
2 363 (19.97%) Azure
3 166 (9.13%) AWS
4 39 (2.15%) G Suite
5 31 (1.71%) SaaS
6 30 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
7 26 (1.43%) OneDrive
8 24 (1.32%) Azure Active Directory
9 19 (1.05%) IaaS
10 15 (0.83%) Mimecast
11 12 (0.66%) Power Platform
12 8 (0.44%) Amazon S3
12 8 (0.44%) PowerApps
12 8 (0.44%) Slack
13 7 (0.39%) Dynamics 365
13 7 (0.39%) PaaS
14 6 (0.33%) GCP
15 5 (0.28%) Dropbox
15 5 (0.28%) OpenDNS
16 2 (0.11%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 371 (20.41%) Firewall
2 341 (18.76%) DNS
3 310 (17.05%) DHCP
4 239 (13.15%) LAN
5 233 (12.82%) WAN
6 212 (11.66%) TCP/IP
7 143 (7.87%) SAN
7 143 (7.87%) VPN
8 123 (6.77%) Wireless
9 116 (6.38%) VoIP
10 98 (5.39%) VLAN
11 56 (3.08%) Wi-Fi
12 51 (2.81%) Skype
13 46 (2.53%) Internet
14 39 (2.15%) Remote Desktop
15 38 (2.09%) Network Security
16 37 (2.04%) NAS
17 35 (1.93%) WLAN
18 27 (1.49%) Cisco ASA
19 25 (1.38%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 155 (8.53%) SQL Server
2 23 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
3 22 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (0.77%) SQL Server 2014
4 14 (0.77%) SQL Server 2016
5 13 (0.72%) MySQL
5 13 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (0.44%) Relational Database
6 8 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (0.39%) Crystal Reports
7 7 (0.39%) Oracle Database
7 7 (0.39%) SQL Server 2005
8 6 (0.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (0.28%) MS Access
9 5 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (0.22%) DB2
10 4 (0.22%) Power BI
11 3 (0.17%) Data Lake
11 3 (0.17%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 24 (1.32%) JIRA
2 18 (0.99%) Git (software)
3 12 (0.66%) Subversion
4 5 (0.28%) Jenkins
4 5 (0.28%) Oracle Forms
4 5 (0.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (0.17%) Rational DOORS
5 3 (0.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (0.11%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.11%) Hudson
6 2 (0.11%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (0.055%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.055%) GitLab
7 1 (0.055%) LabVIEW
7 1 (0.055%) Metasploit
7 1 (0.055%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.055%) Visual Studio
General
1 135 (7.43%) Finance
2 62 (3.41%) Telecoms
3 61 (3.36%) Retail
4 33 (1.82%) Manufacturing
5 29 (1.60%) Marketing
6 26 (1.43%) Public Sector
7 22 (1.21%) Automotive
8 20 (1.10%) Aerospace
9 18 (0.99%) Law
10 15 (0.83%) Legal
11 12 (0.66%) Banking
11 12 (0.66%) Games
12 9 (0.50%) Back Office
13 8 (0.44%) French Language
14 6 (0.33%) Advertising
15 5 (0.28%) Electronics
15 5 (0.28%) German Language
15 5 (0.28%) Military
15 5 (0.28%) Publishing
16 3 (0.17%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (1.65%) .NET
2 16 (0.88%) Web Services
3 15 (0.83%) ASP.NET
3 15 (0.83%) HTML
4 14 (0.77%) CSS
5 6 (0.33%) jQuery
5 6 (0.33%) LAMP
5 6 (0.33%) LEMP Stack
6 5 (0.28%) 802.1X
6 5 (0.28%) Ajax
6 5 (0.28%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (0.22%) CSS3
7 4 (0.22%) Elastic Stack
7 4 (0.22%) HTML5
8 3 (0.17%) XMPP
9 1 (0.055%) COM
9 1 (0.055%) EDI
9 1 (0.055%) Flash
9 1 (0.055%) Ruby on Rails
9 1 (0.055%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 141 (7.76%) Driving Licence
2 99 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
3 91 (5.01%) Data Centre
4 61 (3.36%) Self-Motivation
5 36 (1.98%) Video Conferencing
6 27 (1.49%) Management Information System
7 26 (1.43%) NHS
8 25 (1.38%) Smartphone
9 16 (0.88%) Clustering
10 14 (0.77%) Replication
10 14 (0.77%) User Experience
11 13 (0.72%) Fat Client
11 13 (0.72%) Thin Client
12 12 (0.66%) Hedge funds
13 9 (0.50%) iPhone
14 8 (0.44%) CCTV
14 8 (0.44%) Hybrid Cloud
14 8 (0.44%) Public Cloud
15 7 (0.39%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 7 (0.39%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 1,255 (69.03%) Windows
2 722 (39.71%) Windows Server
3 498 (27.39%) Windows 10
4 354 (19.47%) Windows 7
5 334 (18.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 263 (14.47%) Windows Server 2008
7 219 (12.05%) Linux
8 124 (6.82%) Windows 8
9 75 (4.13%) Mac OS X
10 44 (2.42%) Unix
11 41 (2.26%) Apple iOS
12 38 (2.09%) Android
13 35 (1.93%) Windows XP
14 34 (1.87%) Windows Server 2003
15 31 (1.71%) Mac OS
16 18 (0.99%) CentOS
17 16 (0.88%) Ubuntu
18 9 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 9 (0.50%) Windows 2000
19 8 (0.44%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 323 (17.77%) ITIL
2 308 (16.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 231 (12.71%) Problem-Solving
4 84 (4.62%) Cybersecurity
5 80 (4.40%) Asset Management
6 79 (4.35%) Migration
7 72 (3.96%) Service Management
8 63 (3.47%) Disaster Recovery
8 63 (3.47%) Information Security
9 58 (3.19%) Mentoring
10 53 (2.92%) Service Delivery
11 52 (2.86%) Mobile Device Management
12 47 (2.59%) Project Management
13 46 (2.53%) Server Management
14 45 (2.48%) Agile Software Development
15 44 (2.42%) Change Management
16 42 (2.31%) Time Management
17 40 (2.20%) Break/Fix
18 39 (2.15%) Computer Science
18 39 (2.15%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 177 (9.74%) PowerShell
2 159 (8.75%) SQL
3 35 (1.93%) JavaScript
4 32 (1.76%) Python
5 29 (1.60%) Java
6 25 (1.38%) C#
7 24 (1.32%) C
8 20 (1.10%) T-SQL
9 18 (0.99%) Bash Shell
10 11 (0.61%) Ruby
10 11 (0.61%) VBA
11 10 (0.55%) Shell Script
12 9 (0.50%) PL/SQL
12 9 (0.50%) VB.NET
13 8 (0.44%) TypeScript
14 7 (0.39%) PHP
14 7 (0.39%) VB
14 7 (0.39%) VBScript
15 5 (0.28%) Perl
15 5 (0.28%) Scala
Qualifications
1 240 (13.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 143 (7.87%) Cisco Certification
3 126 (6.93%) MCSA
4 123 (6.77%) CCNA
5 122 (6.71%) Degree
6 113 (6.22%) MCSE
7 99 (5.45%) MCP
8 74 (4.07%) Security Cleared
9 56 (3.08%) SC Cleared
10 52 (2.86%) MCITP
11 43 (2.37%) A+ Certification
12 42 (2.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 31 (1.71%) CISSP
14 24 (1.32%) CCNP
15 22 (1.21%) DV Cleared
16 21 (1.16%) CEH
16 21 (1.16%) DBS Check
17 15 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
17 15 (0.83%) MCTS
18 14 (0.77%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 111 (6.11%) SLA
2 59 (3.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (0.83%) PCI DSS
4 13 (0.72%) Cyber Essentials
5 10 (0.55%) GDPR
6 8 (0.44%) NIST
7 5 (0.28%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.22%) PMO
8 4 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 15288
10 2 (0.11%) COBIT
10 2 (0.11%) HL7
10 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 2 (0.11%) NCSC
11 1 (0.055%) MiFID
11 1 (0.055%) NIST 800
System Software
1 954 (52.48%) Active Directory
2 393 (21.62%) Hyper-V
3 355 (19.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 57 (3.14%) VMware ESXi
4 57 (3.14%) vSphere
5 43 (2.37%) Virtual Servers
6 37 (2.04%) XenApp
7 34 (1.87%) Virtual Machines
8 23 (1.27%) Firmware
9 17 (0.94%) XenDesktop
10 8 (0.44%) Terminal Services
10 8 (0.44%) Virtual Desktop
10 8 (0.44%) Xen
11 7 (0.39%) BitLocker
12 6 (0.33%) Docker
12 6 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 6 (0.33%) VMware NSX
13 3 (0.17%) KVM
13 3 (0.17%) VirtualBox
13 3 (0.17%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 131 (7.21%) SCCM
2 47 (2.59%) WSUS
3 43 (2.37%) Microsoft Intune
4 31 (1.71%) Backup Exec
5 19 (1.05%) Cisco CUCM
6 18 (0.99%) SCOM
7 13 (0.72%) SCVMM
8 11 (0.61%) Jamf Pro
8 11 (0.61%) Microsoft Clustering
9 10 (0.55%) AirWatch
10 9 (0.50%) Ansible
10 9 (0.50%) Failover Clustering
11 8 (0.44%) vCenter Server
12 7 (0.39%) Cisco UCCX
12 7 (0.39%) Puppet
12 7 (0.39%) QRadar
12 7 (0.39%) vRealize
13 6 (0.33%) Nessus
13 6 (0.33%) Norton AntiVirus
14 5 (0.28%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 886 (48.73%) Microsoft
2 577 (31.74%) VMware
3 356 (19.58%) Cisco
4 178 (9.79%) Citrix
5 127 (6.99%) HP
6 87 (4.79%) Dell
7 86 (4.73%) Apple
8 83 (4.57%) Veeam
9 46 (2.53%) Oracle
10 40 (2.20%) Meraki
11 34 (1.87%) SonicWALL
12 28 (1.54%) Sophos
13 27 (1.49%) NetApp
13 27 (1.49%) SolarWinds
14 26 (1.43%) Symantec
15 24 (1.32%) EMC
16 23 (1.27%) Palo Alto
17 20 (1.10%) Avaya
18 17 (0.94%) IBM
18 17 (0.94%) SAP