Period
to 17 August 2018

The median annual salary for an IT Engineer was £30,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 August 2018.

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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 310 302 344
Rank change year-on-year -8 +42 +36
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Engineer 1,836 1,968 1,875
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.08% 1.12% 0.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.12% 1.16% 0.98%
Number of salaries quoted 1,636 1,653 1,774
UK median annual salary £30,000 £30,000 £31,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -3.23% +6.90%
10th Percentile £20,000 £20,525 £19,750
90th Percentile £53,750 £50,000 £53,925
UK excluding London median annual salary £29,500 £27,500 £29,000
% change year-on-year +7.27% -5.17% +5.45%

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 163,763 169,397 191,249
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.16% 96.08% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 131,963 136,760 160,834
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £81,250 £78,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 17 August 2018.

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 17 August 2018. 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 +6 1,725 £31,000 +3.33% 260
UK excluding London +4 1,181 £29,500 +7.27% 202
London -8 609 £35,000 - 72
South East +9 445 £30,000 +9.09% 45
North of England -18 229 £25,000 -12.28% 44
Midlands +38 181 £27,500 -3.51% 29
South West +30 162 £27,500 +17.02% 35
East of England +1 128 £29,000 -3.33% 35
North West -3 121 £29,500 +7.27% 25
West Midlands +40 103 £24,250 -19.17% 17
Yorkshire -24 96 £25,000 -16.67% 15
East Midlands +25 87 £25,750 -6.36% 12
Scotland -9 36 £29,250 -22.00% 6
Wales -1 22 £27,500 - 7
North East -20 12 £11,550 -57.22% 4
Northern Ireland +1 4 £27,500 +27.91% 1
Isle of Man -1 2 - -

IT Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 August 2018, 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 1,290 (70.26%) Windows
2 934 (50.87%) Active Directory
3 827 (45.04%) Microsoft
4 647 (35.24%) Windows Server
5 512 (27.89%) VMware
6 495 (26.96%) Office 365
7 402 (21.90%) Microsoft Office
8 378 (20.59%) Firewall
9 348 (18.95%) ITIL
10 346 (18.85%) DNS
11 340 (18.52%) MS Exchange
11 340 (18.52%) Windows 7
12 337 (18.36%) Windows Server 2012
13 332 (18.08%) Windows 10
14 330 (17.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 298 (16.23%) Cisco
16 290 (15.80%) VMware Infrastructure
17 288 (15.69%) DHCP
18 287 (15.63%) Windows Server 2008
19 282 (15.36%) TCP/IP
20 267 (14.54%) Linux
21 264 (14.38%) Hyper-V
22 243 (13.24%) Citrix
23 240 (13.07%) SQL
23 240 (13.07%) Problem-Solving
24 213 (11.60%) Microsoft Certification
25 202 (11.00%) Microsoft Azure
26 193 (10.51%) SQL Server
27 191 (10.40%) Finance
28 188 (10.24%) LAN

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
1 340 (18.52%) MS Exchange
2 129 (7.03%) Exchange Server 2010
3 114 (6.21%) SharePoint
4 100 (5.45%) Exchange Server 2013
5 53 (2.89%) Skype for Business
6 50 (2.72%) IIS
7 36 (1.96%) Apache
8 21 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2007
9 20 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2003
10 11 (0.60%) CMS
10 11 (0.60%) Confluence
10 11 (0.60%) nginx
11 10 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
12 8 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
12 8 (0.44%) Tomcat
13 5 (0.27%) OpenStack
14 4 (0.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 4 (0.22%) Cloud Foundry
14 4 (0.22%) Site Server
14 4 (0.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 402 (21.90%) Microsoft Office
2 33 (1.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (0.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.22%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.11%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.054%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.054%) Maya
8 1 (0.054%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.054%) QuarkXPress
Business Applications
1 6 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.22%) Maximo
2 4 (0.22%) TRIRIGA
3 3 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.16%) SAP Business One
4 2 (0.11%) Eikon
4 2 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.054%) C-CURE
5 1 (0.054%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.054%) Magento
5 1 (0.054%) Misys Midas
5 1 (0.054%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.054%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.054%) Pegasus Opera
5 1 (0.054%) Sage 50
5 1 (0.054%) SunGard APT
Cloud Services
1 495 (26.96%) Office 365
2 202 (11.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 101 (5.50%) Amazon AWS
4 30 (1.63%) Azure Active Directory
5 27 (1.47%) Mimecast
6 22 (1.20%) SaaS
7 18 (0.98%) IaaS
8 17 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
8 17 (0.93%) G Suite
9 13 (0.71%) OneDrive
10 11 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
11 10 (0.54%) CloudFront
12 9 (0.49%) PaaS
13 6 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 5 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
15 4 (0.22%) Amazon S3
15 4 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
15 4 (0.22%) Dynamics 365
16 3 (0.16%) Slack
16 3 (0.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 378 (20.59%) Firewall
2 346 (18.85%) DNS
3 288 (15.69%) DHCP
4 282 (15.36%) TCP/IP
5 188 (10.24%) LAN
6 181 (9.86%) VPN
7 161 (8.77%) SAN
8 159 (8.66%) WAN
9 138 (7.52%) Wireless
10 99 (5.39%) VoIP
11 67 (3.65%) VLAN
12 61 (3.32%) Internet
13 59 (3.21%) Skype
14 54 (2.94%) Wi-Fi
15 41 (2.23%) Network Security
16 35 (1.91%) Cisco ASA
17 32 (1.74%) IP Telephony
18 29 (1.58%) NAS
19 26 (1.42%) Remote Desktop
20 23 (1.25%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 193 (10.51%) SQL Server
2 43 (2.34%) MySQL
3 24 (1.31%) SQL Server 2008
4 13 (0.71%) Amazon RDS
5 11 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
6 9 (0.49%) SQL Server 2014
7 8 (0.44%) Oracle Database
7 8 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (0.38%) MongoDB
8 7 (0.38%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (0.27%) Crystal Reports
9 5 (0.27%) SQL Server 2016
10 3 (0.16%) Big Data
10 3 (0.16%) Geospatial Data
10 3 (0.16%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.11%) FileMaker
11 2 (0.11%) MS Access
11 2 (0.11%) NoSQL
12 1 (0.054%) GIS
Development Applications
1 25 (1.36%) JIRA
2 18 (0.98%) Jenkins
3 14 (0.76%) Subversion
4 12 (0.65%) Git (software)
5 7 (0.38%) GoCD
6 6 (0.33%) Bitbucket
6 6 (0.33%) Octopus Deploy
6 6 (0.33%) Sonatype Nexus
6 6 (0.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 5 (0.27%) Phabricator
8 4 (0.22%) AppScan
9 3 (0.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (0.16%) Maven
9 3 (0.16%) Selenium
9 3 (0.16%) SonarQube
9 3 (0.16%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.11%) JUnit
10 2 (0.11%) PEAR
10 2 (0.11%) PyCharm
10 2 (0.11%) Zephyr
General
1 191 (10.40%) Finance
2 93 (5.07%) Telecoms
3 70 (3.81%) Retail
4 58 (3.16%) Manufacturing
5 47 (2.56%) Legal
6 45 (2.45%) Banking
7 23 (1.25%) Advertising
7 23 (1.25%) Investment Banking
7 23 (1.25%) Marketing
8 15 (0.82%) Electronics
8 15 (0.82%) Financial Institution
8 15 (0.82%) Games
9 14 (0.76%) Automotive
10 12 (0.65%) Law
11 10 (0.54%) Back Office
12 9 (0.49%) Billing
12 9 (0.49%) Front Office
13 5 (0.27%) Aerospace
13 5 (0.27%) German Language
14 4 (0.22%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (1.74%) Web Services
2 22 (1.20%) Middleware
3 20 (1.09%) LAMP
4 18 (0.98%) HTML
5 17 (0.93%) .NET
6 14 (0.76%) CSS
7 13 (0.71%) 802.1X
8 11 (0.60%) ASP.NET
8 11 (0.60%) Flash
8 11 (0.60%) XML
9 9 (0.49%) Elastic Stack
10 7 (0.38%) LDAP
11 6 (0.33%) WAP
12 5 (0.27%) FreeSWITCH
13 3 (0.16%) SailPoint
14 2 (0.11%) AngularJS
14 2 (0.11%) Node.js
14 2 (0.11%) OpenID
14 2 (0.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 2 (0.11%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 141 (7.68%) Driving Licence
2 107 (5.83%) Data Centre
3 106 (5.77%) Self-Motivation
4 62 (3.38%) Analytical Skills
5 47 (2.56%) Fat Client
5 47 (2.56%) Management Information System
5 47 (2.56%) Thin Client
6 46 (2.51%) iPad
7 39 (2.12%) iPhone
8 36 (1.96%) Clustering
9 32 (1.74%) Computer Science
10 25 (1.36%) Replication
11 21 (1.14%) CCTV
11 21 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
12 20 (1.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 18 (0.98%) EPoS
14 17 (0.93%) Fintech
14 17 (0.93%) NHS
15 16 (0.87%) Hedge funds
16 13 (0.71%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 1,290 (70.26%) Windows
2 647 (35.24%) Windows Server
3 340 (18.52%) Windows 7
4 337 (18.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 332 (18.08%) Windows 10
6 287 (15.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 267 (14.54%) Linux
8 120 (6.54%) Windows 8
9 64 (3.49%) Mac OS X
10 53 (2.89%) Android
10 53 (2.89%) Apple iOS
11 44 (2.40%) Unix
11 44 (2.40%) Windows Server 2003
12 39 (2.12%) Mac OS
13 37 (2.02%) Windows XP
14 31 (1.69%) Ubuntu
15 19 (1.03%) CentOS
16 11 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 9 (0.49%) Debian
17 9 (0.49%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 348 (18.95%) ITIL
2 330 (17.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 240 (13.07%) Problem-Solving
4 116 (6.32%) Cybersecurity
5 83 (4.52%) Information Security
6 81 (4.41%) Project Management
7 80 (4.36%) SIEM
8 68 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
9 64 (3.49%) Service Management
10 51 (2.78%) Asset Management
11 49 (2.67%) Agile Software Development
11 49 (2.67%) Migration
11 49 (2.67%) Service Delivery
12 46 (2.51%) DevOps
13 43 (2.34%) Break/Fix
13 43 (2.34%) Incident Management
14 42 (2.29%) IT Strategy
15 41 (2.23%) Time Management
16 40 (2.18%) Mentoring
17 38 (2.07%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 240 (13.07%) SQL
2 111 (6.05%) PowerShell
3 32 (1.74%) Python
4 28 (1.53%) Bash Shell
5 22 (1.20%) Java
6 20 (1.09%) C#
7 16 (0.87%) PHP
7 16 (0.87%) Shell Script
8 13 (0.71%) T-SQL
8 13 (0.71%) VBScript
9 8 (0.44%) C
9 8 (0.44%) JavaScript
9 8 (0.44%) Perl
9 8 (0.44%) VB
10 7 (0.38%) Jython
11 5 (0.27%) Ruby
12 3 (0.16%) C++
13 1 (0.054%) Go
13 1 (0.054%) VBA
13 1 (0.054%) VC++
Qualifications
1 213 (11.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 136 (7.41%) MCSE
3 131 (7.14%) Degree
4 113 (6.15%) Cisco Certification
5 111 (6.05%) MCSA
6 102 (5.56%) CCNA
7 91 (4.96%) CISSP
8 85 (4.63%) MCP
9 64 (3.49%) Security Cleared
10 56 (3.05%) DBS Check
11 49 (2.67%) CISM
12 40 (2.18%) MCITP
13 36 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
14 35 (1.91%) CEH
15 34 (1.85%) CISA
15 34 (1.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 33 (1.80%) SC Cleared
17 32 (1.74%) MCTS
18 29 (1.58%) A+ Certification
18 29 (1.58%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 106 (5.77%) SLA
2 43 (2.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 38 (2.07%) GDPR
4 29 (1.58%) PMO
5 22 (1.20%) QA
6 18 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 16 (0.87%) PCI DSS
8 13 (0.71%) Cyber Essentials
9 4 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 3 (0.16%) GCP
10 3 (0.16%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.054%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.054%) GMP
11 1 (0.054%) GxP
11 1 (0.054%) HL7
11 1 (0.054%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.054%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 934 (50.87%) Active Directory
2 290 (15.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 264 (14.38%) Hyper-V
4 76 (4.14%) XenApp
5 68 (3.70%) vSphere
6 39 (2.12%) XenDesktop
7 36 (1.96%) Virtual Servers
8 34 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
9 33 (1.80%) Virtual Machines
10 22 (1.20%) VirtualBox
11 20 (1.09%) Docker
12 19 (1.03%) Terminal Services
13 13 (0.71%) VMware Server
14 12 (0.65%) Xen
15 11 (0.60%) Firmware
16 7 (0.38%) iptables
16 7 (0.38%) Terminal Server
17 6 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 5 (0.27%) Dovecot
18 5 (0.27%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 121 (6.59%) SCCM
2 28 (1.53%) WSUS
3 27 (1.47%) Puppet
4 22 (1.20%) Ansible
5 21 (1.14%) Backup Exec
5 21 (1.14%) Nagios
6 20 (1.09%) Failover Clustering
7 18 (0.98%) Norton AntiVirus
8 17 (0.93%) SCOM
9 16 (0.87%) Cacti
9 16 (0.87%) Microsoft Intune
10 15 (0.82%) NetBackup
11 14 (0.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 13 (0.71%) Microsoft Clustering
13 11 (0.60%) vRealize
13 11 (0.60%) ZABBIX
14 10 (0.54%) Kubernetes
14 10 (0.54%) vCenter Server
15 8 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
16 7 (0.38%) Graphite
Vendors
1 827 (45.04%) Microsoft
2 512 (27.89%) VMware
3 298 (16.23%) Cisco
4 243 (13.24%) Citrix
5 116 (6.32%) Apple
6 88 (4.79%) HP
7 58 (3.16%) Veeam
8 52 (2.83%) Dell
9 46 (2.51%) Intel
10 39 (2.12%) SolarWinds
11 34 (1.85%) NetApp
12 32 (1.74%) Sophos
13 31 (1.69%) CheckPoint
13 31 (1.69%) Oracle
14 28 (1.53%) Symantec
15 23 (1.25%) Google
15 23 (1.25%) Red Hat
16 22 (1.20%) CommVault
16 22 (1.20%) EMC
17 21 (1.14%) SonicWALL