Period
to

The median annual salary for an IT Engineer was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 August 2022.

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 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 384 320 267
Rank change year-on-year -64 -53 +3
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Engineer 1,550 1,265 739
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.93% 1.10% 1.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.01% 1.20% 1.27%
Number of salaries quoted 1,351 1,042 649
10th Percentile £24,750 £23,500 £23,677
25th Percentile £27,500 £26,500 £27,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £35,000 £34,999 £37,250
Median % change year-on-year +0.00% -6.04% +18.25%
75th Percentile £47,500 £43,750 £48,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £58,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £34,000 £32,500 £33,000
% change year-on-year +4.62% -1.52% +5.01%

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 153,117 105,830 58,330
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.96% 91.62% 94.85%
Number of salaries quoted 83,002 74,205 47,663
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £43,750 £41,250 £40,052
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%
75th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,258 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +10.53% - +5.56%

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 17 August 2022.

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 2022. 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
Jobs
England -41 1,410 £35,000 - 374
UK excluding London -25 1,101 £34,000 +4.62% 340
Work from Home -22 573 £37,500 +4.17% 99
London -58 400 £38,500 -14.44% 63
South East +41 342 £34,000 +7.94% 62
Midlands -30 249 £40,000 +6.67% 85
North of England -64 214 £31,500 +5.00% 75
West Midlands -16 166 £42,500 +21.43% 40
South West -6 143 £32,750 +5.65% 47
Yorkshire -3 97 £30,000 - 28
North West -80 96 £33,500 +9.84% 40
East Midlands +5 82 £32,500 -13.33% 45
East of England -79 70 £32,500 -13.33% 42
Scotland -68 65 £30,000 +9.09% 16
Wales -18 25 £37,250 +6.43% 12
North East -21 21 £31,000 +4.20% 7
Northern Ireland - 11 £30,000 - 1

IT Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 August 2022, IT Engineer job roles required the following 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.

1 953 (61.48%) Windows
2 842 (54.32%) Microsoft
3 741 (47.81%) Microsoft 365
4 740 (47.74%) Active Directory
5 509 (32.84%) Windows Server
6 507 (32.71%) Azure
7 428 (27.61%) Social Skills
8 411 (26.52%) Firewall
9 343 (22.13%) VMware
10 317 (20.45%) ITIL
11 299 (19.29%) Customer Service
12 282 (18.19%) DNS
13 272 (17.55%) Windows 10
14 258 (16.65%) Linux
14 258 (16.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 254 (16.39%) Problem-Solving
16 248 (16.00%) LAN
17 237 (15.29%) Cisco
17 237 (15.29%) Microsoft Office
18 228 (14.71%) WAN
19 216 (13.94%) DHCP
20 200 (12.90%) SharePoint
21 198 (12.77%) VMware Infrastructure
22 192 (12.39%) PowerShell
23 181 (11.68%) Microsoft Certification
24 176 (11.35%) SLA
25 171 (11.03%) VPN
26 168 (10.84%) TCP/IP
27 161 (10.39%) AWS
28 155 (10.00%) Hyper-V

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
1 200 (12.90%) SharePoint
2 132 (8.52%) MS Exchange
3 33 (2.13%) IIS
4 18 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2013
5 17 (1.10%) Skype for Business
6 15 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2010
7 14 (0.90%) Confluence
8 12 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2003
9 11 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2007
10 8 (0.52%) Tomcat
11 7 (0.45%) Apache
12 4 (0.26%) nginx
13 3 (0.19%) JBoss
14 2 (0.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 1 (0.065%) ArcGIS
15 1 (0.065%) SharePoint 2010
15 1 (0.065%) SharePoint 2013
15 1 (0.065%) WordPress
Applications
1 237 (15.29%) Microsoft Office
2 47 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.52%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.32%) Acrobat
6 3 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.065%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.065%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.19%) Temenos T24
2 2 (0.13%) Visualfiles
3 1 (0.065%) Aligne
3 1 (0.065%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.065%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.065%) Endur
3 1 (0.065%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.065%) RMDS
3 1 (0.065%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 741 (47.81%) Microsoft 365
2 507 (32.71%) Azure
3 161 (10.39%) AWS
4 124 (8.00%) Azure Active Directory
5 47 (3.03%) OneDrive
6 46 (2.97%) Power Platform
7 36 (2.32%) Google Workspace
7 36 (2.32%) SaaS
8 35 (2.26%) GCP
9 32 (2.06%) Mimecast
10 31 (2.00%) IaaS
11 18 (1.16%) PowerApps
12 16 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
13 13 (0.84%) PaaS
14 12 (0.77%) Google Docs
14 12 (0.77%) ShareGate
15 10 (0.65%) Azure DevOps
16 9 (0.58%) Dynamics 365
17 8 (0.52%) IBM Cloud
17 8 (0.52%) Rubrik
Communications & Networking
1 411 (26.52%) Firewall
2 282 (18.19%) DNS
3 248 (16.00%) LAN
4 228 (14.71%) WAN
5 216 (13.94%) DHCP
6 171 (11.03%) VPN
7 168 (10.84%) TCP/IP
8 129 (8.32%) Wi-Fi
9 122 (7.87%) Wireless
10 121 (7.81%) SAN
11 95 (6.13%) VLAN
12 81 (5.23%) Internet
13 67 (4.32%) Network Security
14 61 (3.94%) VoIP
15 57 (3.68%) Remote Desktop
16 43 (2.77%) WLAN
17 31 (2.00%) NAS
18 27 (1.74%) SSL
19 25 (1.61%) Unified Communications
20 24 (1.55%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (6.00%) SQL Server
2 22 (1.42%) Amazon RDS
3 19 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
3 19 (1.23%) Tableau
4 14 (0.90%) Power BI
5 12 (0.77%) Oracle Database
6 10 (0.65%) MySQL
7 9 (0.58%) Azure SQL Database
7 9 (0.58%) GIS
7 9 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
8 8 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (0.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 7 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (0.39%) Relational Database
11 5 (0.32%) DynamoDB
11 5 (0.32%) Geospatial Data
11 5 (0.32%) Oracle Database 11g
11 5 (0.32%) Oracle Database 12c
12 4 (0.26%) Power Query
Development Applications
1 47 (3.03%) JIRA
2 26 (1.68%) Bitbucket
3 18 (1.16%) Git (software)
4 12 (0.77%) Jenkins
5 8 (0.52%) GitLab
6 5 (0.32%) LINQPad
7 4 (0.26%) Cypress.io
7 4 (0.26%) git-flow
7 4 (0.26%) IBM UrbanCode
7 4 (0.26%) Lerna
7 4 (0.26%) Mercurial
7 4 (0.26%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (0.26%) Selenium
8 1 (0.065%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.065%) Subversion
8 1 (0.065%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 428 (27.61%) Social Skills
2 128 (8.26%) Analytical Skills
3 117 (7.55%) Finance
4 87 (5.61%) Legal
5 59 (3.81%) Public Sector
6 55 (3.55%) Manufacturing
7 53 (3.42%) Organisational Skills
8 49 (3.16%) Retail
9 41 (2.65%) Law
10 35 (2.26%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 35 (2.26%) Marketing
11 34 (2.19%) Advertising
11 34 (2.19%) Telecoms
12 32 (2.06%) Banking
13 26 (1.68%) Games
14 21 (1.35%) Automotive
15 16 (1.03%) Documentation Skills
16 14 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
17 11 (0.71%) Back Office
18 10 (0.65%) Fire and Rescue
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (1.81%) LDAP
1 28 (1.81%) SAML
2 16 (1.03%) XML
3 14 (0.90%) Microsoft Graph
3 14 (0.90%) Web Services
3 14 (0.90%) XSLT
4 11 (0.71%) .NET
5 10 (0.65%) REST
6 8 (0.52%) COM
6 8 (0.52%) LAMP
6 8 (0.52%) PyXLL
7 5 (0.32%) ASP.NET Web API
7 5 (0.32%) IBM Integration Bus
7 5 (0.32%) Kafka
7 5 (0.32%) Node.js
7 5 (0.32%) XMPP
8 4 (0.26%) Express
8 4 (0.26%) React
8 4 (0.26%) React Native
8 4 (0.26%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 147 (9.48%) Data Centre
2 118 (7.61%) Driving Licence
3 85 (5.48%) Self-Motivation
4 45 (2.90%) Management Information System
5 38 (2.45%) Clustering
6 37 (2.39%) NHS
7 36 (2.32%) Replication
8 35 (2.26%) Public Cloud
9 32 (2.06%) Video Conferencing
10 29 (1.87%) Smartphone
11 26 (1.68%) IoT
12 24 (1.55%) PKI
12 24 (1.55%) User Experience
13 21 (1.35%) Analytical Mindset
14 20 (1.29%) Linux Command Line
15 19 (1.23%) Data Protection Act
16 18 (1.16%) Blackberry
17 15 (0.97%) Cyberattack
18 14 (0.90%) Blog
19 12 (0.77%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 953 (61.48%) Windows
2 509 (32.84%) Windows Server
3 272 (17.55%) Windows 10
4 258 (16.65%) Linux
5 101 (6.52%) Windows Server 2019
6 76 (4.90%) Android
6 76 (4.90%) Windows Server 2016
7 75 (4.84%) Windows Server 2012
8 59 (3.81%) Mac OS
9 56 (3.61%) Windows Server 2008
10 53 (3.42%) Unix
11 52 (3.35%) Apple iOS
12 43 (2.77%) Windows 7
13 33 (2.13%) Ubuntu
14 30 (1.94%) Windows Server 2003
15 16 (1.03%) Windows 8
16 15 (0.97%) Mac OS X
17 11 (0.71%) Windows 2000 Server
18 10 (0.65%) Kali Linux
19 7 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 317 (20.45%) ITIL
2 299 (19.29%) Customer Service
3 258 (16.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 254 (16.39%) Problem-Solving
5 145 (9.35%) Service Delivery
6 112 (7.23%) Project Delivery
7 107 (6.90%) Cybersecurity
8 92 (5.94%) Agile
9 81 (5.23%) Business Continuity
10 76 (4.90%) Disaster Recovery
10 76 (4.90%) Service Management
11 72 (4.65%) Information Security
12 71 (4.58%) Migration
13 70 (4.52%) DevOps
14 67 (4.32%) Continuous Improvement
15 53 (3.42%) Change Management
15 53 (3.42%) SIEM
16 52 (3.35%) Asset Management
16 52 (3.35%) Project Management
17 51 (3.29%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 192 (12.39%) PowerShell
2 138 (8.90%) SQL
3 68 (4.39%) Python
4 30 (1.94%) Bash
5 27 (1.74%) VBA
6 18 (1.16%) Shell Script
7 15 (0.97%) T-SQL
8 10 (0.65%) C
9 8 (0.52%) C#
9 8 (0.52%) Java
10 7 (0.45%) Perl
11 6 (0.39%) JavaScript
12 5 (0.32%) Google Apps Script
12 5 (0.32%) VBScript
13 4 (0.26%) TypeScript
14 3 (0.19%) C++
14 3 (0.19%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.13%) Bicep
15 2 (0.13%) Go
15 2 (0.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 181 (11.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 140 (9.03%) Degree
3 125 (8.06%) Cisco Certification
4 112 (7.23%) CCNA
5 87 (5.61%) MCSE
5 87 (5.61%) Security Cleared
6 75 (4.84%) MCP
7 64 (4.13%) SC Cleared
8 47 (3.03%) Azure Certification
9 46 (2.97%) A+ Certification
10 34 (2.19%) CISSP
11 33 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
12 31 (2.00%) MCSA
12 31 (2.00%) Network+ Certification
13 27 (1.74%) CEH
13 27 (1.74%) DV Cleared
14 25 (1.61%) AWS Certification
15 24 (1.55%) BPSS Clearance
15 24 (1.55%) HNC
16 20 (1.29%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 176 (11.35%) SLA
2 88 (5.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 46 (2.97%) Cyber Essentials
4 22 (1.42%) GDPR
5 21 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 19 (1.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 18 (1.16%) NCSC
8 17 (1.10%) RMADS
9 14 (0.90%) QA
10 12 (0.77%) PCI DSS
11 7 (0.45%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 7 (0.45%) GxP
11 7 (0.45%) NIST
12 5 (0.32%) COBIT
12 5 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 4 (0.26%) Data Quality
14 3 (0.19%) ISO 9001
14 3 (0.19%) PMO
15 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 1 (0.065%) GRC
System Software
1 740 (47.74%) Active Directory
2 198 (12.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 155 (10.00%) Hyper-V
4 84 (5.42%) VMware ESXi
5 55 (3.55%) vSphere
6 21 (1.35%) Virtual Machines
7 17 (1.10%) XenApp
8 15 (0.97%) XenDesktop
9 13 (0.84%) Firmware
10 11 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
11 10 (0.65%) Virtual Desktop
12 9 (0.58%) Docker
13 6 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 4 (0.26%) VMware Workstation
15 3 (0.19%) BitLocker
15 3 (0.19%) EMC RecoverPoint
15 3 (0.19%) KVM
16 2 (0.13%) pfSense
16 2 (0.13%) Terminal Server
16 2 (0.13%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 136 (8.77%) SCCM
2 132 (8.52%) Microsoft Intune
3 43 (2.77%) vCenter Server
4 33 (2.13%) Jamf Pro
5 30 (1.94%) WSUS
6 24 (1.55%) Kubernetes
7 21 (1.35%) FortiGate
8 19 (1.23%) Single Sign-On
9 17 (1.10%) Nexpose
10 13 (0.84%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 12 (0.77%) Terraform
12 11 (0.71%) CASB
12 11 (0.71%) NetBackup
13 8 (0.52%) SCOM
13 8 (0.52%) vRealize
14 7 (0.45%) Backup Exec
14 7 (0.45%) Kibana
14 7 (0.45%) Microsoft Clustering
15 6 (0.39%) Avamar
16 4 (0.26%) VxRail
Vendors
1 842 (54.32%) Microsoft
2 343 (22.13%) VMware
3 237 (15.29%) Cisco
4 118 (7.61%) Citrix
5 103 (6.65%) Apple
6 70 (4.52%) Google
7 67 (4.32%) Veeam
8 63 (4.06%) HP
9 57 (3.68%) Dell
10 51 (3.29%) ServiceNow
11 49 (3.16%) Meraki
12 37 (2.39%) Sophos
13 26 (1.68%) Fortinet
13 26 (1.68%) Palo Alto
14 22 (1.42%) Red Hat
15 21 (1.35%) Splunk
15 21 (1.35%) WatchGuard
16 20 (1.29%) Oracle
17 19 (1.23%) IBM
17 19 (1.23%) Mitel