Period
to 19 October 2017

The median annual salary for an IT Engineer was £30,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 October 2017.

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
19 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 291 339 370
Rank change year-on-year +48 +31 +39
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Engineer 2033 1780 1929
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.16% 0.93% 0.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.22% 0.96% 0.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1655 1685 1667
UK median annual salary £30,000 £30,000 £29,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.45% +5.45%
10th Percentile £20,750 £20,000 £20,000
90th Percentile £50,250 £54,700 £48,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £28,500 £28,500 £27,500
% change year-on-year - +3.64% -

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 167246 184514 211672
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.79% 96.44% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 133909 154629 175428
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 19 October 2017.

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 19 October 2017. 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 1928 £31,000 +3.33% 136
UK excluding London +30 1262 £28,500 - 108
London +95 750 £36,000 +10.77% 35
South East +38 416 £27,500 -15.38% 32
North of England +46 309 £30,000 - 30
Yorkshire +60 172 £32,500 - 13
East of England +23 158 £30,000 +9.09% 13
South West +14 156 £23,500 -11.32% 10
Midlands +3 148 £30,000 +14.51% 15
North West +21 126 £28,000 +1.82% 16
East Midlands +44 75 £27,500 +10.00% 7
West Midlands -41 73 £31,000 +18.33% 8
Wales +13 42 £28,250 +13.00% 3
Scotland +13 38 £48,750 +38.30% 3
North East +15 11 £27,000 +5.88% 1
Northern Ireland -17 7 £21,000 -23.64% 1
Isle of Man -5 2 - - 1

IT Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 October 2017, IT Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring IT Engineer in the job title.

1 1363 (67.04%) Windows
2 1008 (49.58%) Active Directory
3 815 (40.09%) Windows Server
4 778 (38.27%) Microsoft
5 678 (33.35%) VMware
6 555 (27.30%) Firewall
7 518 (25.48%) Office 365
8 491 (24.15%) MS Exchange
9 477 (23.46%) VMware Infrastructure
10 463 (22.77%) Windows Server 2012
11 456 (22.43%) Windows Server 2008
12 427 (21.00%) ITIL
13 418 (20.56%) Cisco
14 379 (18.64%) Finance
15 372 (18.30%) Hyper-V
16 370 (18.20%) Linux
17 351 (17.27%) Windows 7
18 324 (15.94%) DNS
19 319 (15.69%) Microsoft Office
20 305 (15.00%) TCP/IP
21 294 (14.46%) Banking
22 291 (14.31%) Microsoft Certification
22 291 (14.31%) Windows 10
23 259 (12.74%) DHCP
24 249 (12.25%) Citrix
25 248 (12.20%) SQL
26 238 (11.71%) Agile Software Development
27 236 (11.61%) Degree
28 235 (11.56%) Retail
29 228 (11.21%) Asset Management

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
1 491 (24.15%) MS Exchange
2 219 (10.77%) Exchange Server 2010
3 152 (7.48%) Exchange Server 2013
4 95 (4.67%) SharePoint
5 86 (4.23%) IIS
6 46 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2007
7 44 (2.16%) Skype for Business
8 31 (1.52%) Tomcat
9 26 (1.28%) Oracle Workflow
10 19 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2003
11 12 (0.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 10 (0.49%) Apache
13 9 (0.44%) WebSphere
14 7 (0.34%) nginx
15 6 (0.30%) JBoss
16 5 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
17 4 (0.20%) CMS
17 4 (0.20%) WordPress
18 3 (0.15%) OpenStack
19 2 (0.098%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 319 (15.69%) Microsoft Office
2 38 (1.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 26 (1.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.15%) SOLIDWORKS
5 2 (0.098%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.049%) Maya
6 1 (0.049%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.20%) SystmOne
3 3 (0.15%) Epicor Vantage
3 3 (0.15%) Magento
4 2 (0.098%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.098%) SAP Business One
4 2 (0.098%) Temenos T24
4 2 (0.098%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.049%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.049%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.049%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
5 1 (0.049%) Infor SunSystems
5 1 (0.049%) MFGPRO
5 1 (0.049%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 518 (25.48%) Office 365
2 162 (7.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 80 (3.94%) Amazon AWS
4 23 (1.13%) G Suite
5 17 (0.84%) SaaS
6 16 (0.79%) Mimecast
7 13 (0.64%) Azure Active Directory
8 12 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
9 10 (0.49%) IaaS
9 10 (0.49%) npm
10 8 (0.39%) Slack
11 7 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
12 6 (0.30%) Amazon S3
12 6 (0.30%) Force.com
13 5 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
13 5 (0.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 3 (0.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 3 (0.15%) Datadog
14 3 (0.15%) Dropbox
14 3 (0.15%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 555 (27.30%) Firewall
2 324 (15.94%) DNS
3 305 (15.00%) TCP/IP
4 259 (12.74%) DHCP
5 221 (10.87%) LAN
5 221 (10.87%) WAN
6 166 (8.17%) SAN
7 164 (8.07%) VPN
8 141 (6.94%) VoIP
9 98 (4.82%) Wireless
10 91 (4.48%) VLAN
11 82 (4.03%) Internet
12 62 (3.05%) MPLS
13 60 (2.95%) Wi-Fi
14 52 (2.56%) Network Security
15 43 (2.12%) Skype
16 38 (1.87%) Cisco ASA
17 36 (1.77%) SSL
18 24 (1.18%) SMTP
19 23 (1.13%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 200 (9.84%) SQL Server
2 27 (1.33%) MySQL
3 23 (1.13%) Neo4j
4 17 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
5 16 (0.79%) Big Data
6 15 (0.74%) Relational Database
6 15 (0.74%) SQL Server 2014
7 12 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
8 10 (0.49%) OLAP
8 10 (0.49%) Oracle OLAP
9 9 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
10 8 (0.39%) Hadoop
10 8 (0.39%) RDBMS
11 7 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
12 6 (0.30%) Crystal Reports
13 5 (0.25%) Apache Cassandra
13 5 (0.25%) Azure SQL Database
13 5 (0.25%) SQL Server 2005
14 4 (0.20%) Amazon RDS
14 4 (0.20%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 91 (4.48%) Maven
2 68 (3.34%) Jenkins
3 49 (2.41%) JIRA
4 45 (2.21%) Subversion
5 26 (1.28%) Git (software)
6 20 (0.98%) Selenium
7 16 (0.79%) TeamCity
8 13 (0.64%) Octopus Deploy
9 12 (0.59%) Sonatype Nexus
10 11 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
11 10 (0.49%) Cucumber
11 10 (0.49%) gulp
11 10 (0.49%) Liquibase
11 10 (0.49%) SpecFlow
11 10 (0.49%) WebDriver
12 7 (0.34%) Artifactory
13 6 (0.30%) Apache Ivy
13 6 (0.30%) Gradle
13 6 (0.30%) Spock
13 6 (0.30%) Vagrant
General
1 379 (18.64%) Finance
2 294 (14.46%) Banking
3 235 (11.56%) Retail
4 221 (10.87%) Investment Banking
5 220 (10.82%) Retail Banking
6 73 (3.59%) Telecoms
7 66 (3.25%) Manufacturing
8 47 (2.31%) Front Office
9 39 (1.92%) Marketing
10 31 (1.52%) Law
11 29 (1.43%) Legal
12 26 (1.28%) Advertising
13 18 (0.89%) Games
14 14 (0.69%) Electronics
15 10 (0.49%) Private Banking
16 8 (0.39%) Dutch Language
17 7 (0.34%) Publishing
18 6 (0.30%) Financial Institution
18 6 (0.30%) Local Government
19 5 (0.25%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (1.97%) Spring
2 33 (1.62%) Spring MVC
3 29 (1.43%) Spring Boot
3 29 (1.43%) XML
4 28 (1.38%) .NET
4 28 (1.38%) AngularJS
5 24 (1.18%) HTML
6 23 (1.13%) REST
7 20 (0.98%) Web Services
8 17 (0.84%) ASP.NET
9 12 (0.59%) LAMP
10 10 (0.49%) Gherkin
10 10 (0.49%) HTML5
10 10 (0.49%) Node.js
11 9 (0.44%) 802.1X
12 8 (0.39%) CSS
12 8 (0.39%) FIX Protocol
12 8 (0.39%) MSMQ
12 8 (0.39%) WebSphere MQ
13 6 (0.30%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 184 (9.05%) Analytical Skills
2 151 (7.43%) Driving Licence
3 100 (4.92%) Computer Science
3 100 (4.92%) Data Centre
4 66 (3.25%) Linux Command Line
5 58 (2.85%) Derivative
6 52 (2.56%) Equity Derivative
7 50 (2.46%) Data Protection Act
7 50 (2.46%) Management Information System
8 49 (2.41%) Clustering
9 44 (2.16%) iPad
10 34 (1.67%) Blackberry
11 26 (1.28%) iPhone
12 25 (1.23%) Replication
13 23 (1.13%) Fat Client
13 23 (1.13%) Thin Client
14 22 (1.08%) Video Conferencing
15 18 (0.89%) Virtual Team
16 15 (0.74%) CESG
17 13 (0.64%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 1363 (67.04%) Windows
2 815 (40.09%) Windows Server
3 463 (22.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 456 (22.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 370 (18.20%) Linux
6 351 (17.27%) Windows 7
7 291 (14.31%) Windows 10
8 193 (9.49%) Unix
9 173 (8.51%) Windows 8
10 97 (4.77%) Windows Server 2003
11 88 (4.33%) Mac OS X
12 75 (3.69%) Windows XP
13 42 (2.07%) Mac OS
14 40 (1.97%) Android
15 39 (1.92%) Apple iOS
16 35 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 30 (1.48%) CentOS
18 15 (0.74%) Debian
19 14 (0.69%) Ubuntu
20 8 (0.39%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 427 (21.00%) ITIL
2 238 (11.71%) Agile Software Development
3 228 (11.21%) Asset Management
4 221 (10.87%) Wealth Management
5 157 (7.72%) Software Engineering
6 105 (5.16%) DevOps
7 100 (4.92%) Cybersecurity
8 99 (4.87%) SIEM
9 90 (4.43%) Information Security
10 87 (4.28%) Penetration Testing
11 77 (3.79%) Release Management
12 75 (3.69%) Data Protection
12 75 (3.69%) Migration
13 71 (3.49%) Project Management
14 67 (3.30%) Test Automation
15 66 (3.25%) Security Architecture
16 64 (3.15%) Change Management
16 64 (3.15%) Configuration Management
16 64 (3.15%) Security Operations
17 63 (3.10%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 248 (12.20%) SQL
2 197 (9.69%) Java
3 134 (6.59%) PowerShell
4 68 (3.34%) JavaScript
5 65 (3.20%) Perl
6 59 (2.90%) C#
7 51 (2.51%) VBScript
8 46 (2.26%) VB
9 38 (1.87%) Shell Script
10 35 (1.72%) Bash Shell
11 33 (1.62%) Python
12 30 (1.48%) C
13 21 (1.03%) PL/SQL
14 20 (0.98%) C++
15 15 (0.74%) Groovy
15 15 (0.74%) T-SQL
16 10 (0.49%) R
17 8 (0.39%) PHP
18 4 (0.20%) Korn
18 4 (0.20%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 291 (14.31%) Microsoft Certification
2 236 (11.61%) Degree
3 212 (10.43%) MCSE
4 185 (9.10%) Cisco Certification
5 156 (7.67%) CCNA
6 111 (5.46%) MCSA
7 90 (4.43%) CISSP
8 83 (4.08%) MCP
9 77 (3.79%) CISM
10 66 (3.25%) Security Cleared
11 61 (3.00%) CCNP
12 43 (2.12%) Numerate Degree
13 39 (1.92%) SC Cleared
14 36 (1.77%) Computer Science Degree
15 35 (1.72%) MCITP
16 32 (1.57%) DBS Check
17 31 (1.52%) A+ Certification
18 27 (1.33%) Citrix Certification
19 21 (1.03%) SANS
20 19 (0.93%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 156 (7.67%) SLA
2 93 (4.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 77 (3.79%) QA
4 49 (2.41%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 29 (1.43%) GDPR
6 26 (1.28%) PCI DSS
7 18 (0.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 11 (0.54%) COBIT
9 7 (0.34%) ISO 9001
10 6 (0.30%) SSAE 16
11 5 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
12 1 (0.049%) ECSS
12 1 (0.049%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.049%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.049%) RMADS
System Software
1 1008 (49.58%) Active Directory
2 477 (23.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 372 (18.30%) Hyper-V
4 100 (4.92%) XenApp
5 92 (4.53%) vSphere
6 72 (3.54%) XenDesktop
7 67 (3.30%) VMware ESXi
8 50 (2.46%) VirtualBox
9 41 (2.02%) KVM
9 41 (2.02%) Xen
10 34 (1.67%) Virtual Servers
11 26 (1.28%) Docker
11 26 (1.28%) Microsoft App-V
12 17 (0.84%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 17 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
12 17 (0.84%) VMware Workstation
13 15 (0.74%) Terminal Services
14 14 (0.69%) XenServer
15 8 (0.39%) Terminal Server
15 8 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 169 (8.31%) SCCM
2 47 (2.31%) SCOM
3 45 (2.21%) PowerBroker
4 38 (1.87%) Puppet
5 34 (1.67%) Backup Exec
6 26 (1.28%) vCenter Server
6 26 (1.28%) WSUS
7 24 (1.18%) Nagios
8 23 (1.13%) Microsoft Clustering
8 23 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
9 19 (0.93%) Ansible
10 15 (0.74%) McAfee ePO
11 14 (0.69%) FortiGate
12 11 (0.54%) Cisco CUCM
13 10 (0.49%) SCDPM
13 10 (0.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 7 (0.34%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 6 (0.30%) cPanel
15 6 (0.30%) Norton AntiVirus
15 6 (0.30%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 778 (38.27%) Microsoft
2 678 (33.35%) VMware
3 418 (20.56%) Cisco
4 249 (12.25%) Citrix
5 91 (4.48%) HP
6 87 (4.28%) Apple
7 69 (3.39%) Juniper
7 69 (3.39%) Veeam
8 68 (3.34%) Oracle
9 55 (2.71%) NetApp
10 49 (2.41%) Dell
11 47 (2.31%) Google
12 36 (1.77%) Red Hat
13 34 (1.67%) F5
14 33 (1.62%) Avaya
14 33 (1.62%) EqualLogic
15 31 (1.52%) Intel
15 31 (1.52%) McAfee
15 31 (1.52%) Splunk
16 29 (1.43%) SolarWinds