Period
to 24 May 2018

The median annual salary for an IT Engineer was £30,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 May 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 323 331 334
Rank change year-on-year +8 +3 +62
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Engineer 1,728 1,668 1,957
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.00% 0.99% 0.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.04% 1.02% 1.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1,557 1,534 1,813
UK median annual salary £30,000 £28,500 £31,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -8.06% +10.71%
10th Percentile £20,000 £20,325 £19,250
90th Percentile £52,500 £46,250 £52,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £29,500 £27,500 £29,000
% change year-on-year +7.27% -5.17% +7.41%

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 166,181 163,317 193,967
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.38% 96.45% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 135,160 135,214 162,871
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 £26,748
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
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 24 May 2018.

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 May 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 +10 1,610 £30,000 +3.45% 247
UK excluding London +1 1,165 £29,500 +7.27% 196
London +29 511 £35,000 +7.69% 68
South East -20 410 £30,000 +3.45% 47
North of England +1 237 £27,500 +1.85% 63
Midlands +52 191 £27,500 -8.33% 26
South West +18 162 £26,500 +6.00% 14
East of England -18 122 £26,988 -1.86% 29
North West +24 120 £32,500 +25.00% 35
West Midlands +26 113 £25,000 -15.97% 10
Yorkshire +8 105 £28,500 -1.72% 20
East Midlands +45 87 £24,500 -18.33% 16
Scotland -16 37 £28,000 +1.82% 13
Wales -4 26 £27,500 +4.17% 4
North East -40 12 £11,550 -57.22% 8
Northern Ireland +1 3 £23,750 +10.47%

IT Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 1,214 (70.25%) Windows
2 870 (50.35%) Active Directory
3 716 (41.44%) Microsoft
4 612 (35.42%) Windows Server
5 514 (29.75%) VMware
6 414 (23.96%) Office 365
7 386 (22.34%) Firewall
8 351 (20.31%) Windows Server 2012
9 350 (20.25%) Microsoft Office
10 337 (19.50%) Windows Server 2008
11 330 (19.10%) Windows 7
12 317 (18.34%) ITIL
13 315 (18.23%) Hyper-V
14 314 (18.17%) MS Exchange
15 302 (17.48%) VMware Infrastructure
16 287 (16.61%) Windows 10
16 287 (16.61%) DNS
17 267 (15.45%) Cisco
18 261 (15.10%) SQL
19 244 (14.12%) DHCP
20 239 (13.83%) Citrix
21 235 (13.60%) Linux
22 221 (12.79%) Problem-Solving
23 211 (12.21%) Microsoft Certification
23 211 (12.21%) TCP/IP
24 173 (10.01%) LAN
25 168 (9.72%) Microsoft Azure
26 167 (9.66%) SQL Server
27 160 (9.26%) VPN
27 160 (9.26%) Finance

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
1 314 (18.17%) MS Exchange
2 128 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 113 (6.54%) Exchange Server 2013
4 97 (5.61%) SharePoint
5 38 (2.20%) IIS
6 34 (1.97%) Skype for Business
7 25 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2007
8 22 (1.27%) Apache
9 9 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2003
9 9 (0.52%) nginx
9 9 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
10 8 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
10 8 (0.46%) IBM Notes
11 6 (0.35%) Confluence
11 6 (0.35%) OpenStack
12 5 (0.29%) Cloud Foundry
13 3 (0.17%) Apache Spark
13 3 (0.17%) CMS
13 3 (0.17%) Tomcat
14 2 (0.12%) WebLogic
Applications
1 350 (20.25%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (1.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.58%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.29%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.12%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.058%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.058%) Maya
Business Applications
1 10 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.41%) Cerner Millennium
4 3 (0.17%) SAP Business One
4 3 (0.17%) SAP Hybris
5 2 (0.12%) Pegasus Opera
5 2 (0.12%) Workfront
6 1 (0.058%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.058%) Eikon
6 1 (0.058%) Magento
6 1 (0.058%) MetaTrader
6 1 (0.058%) Orchard Housing
6 1 (0.058%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.058%) Sage 50
6 1 (0.058%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.058%) SunGard APT
6 1 (0.058%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 414 (23.96%) Office 365
2 168 (9.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 91 (5.27%) Amazon AWS
4 29 (1.68%) SaaS
5 15 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
5 15 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
6 14 (0.81%) OneDrive
7 13 (0.75%) G Suite
8 12 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
8 12 (0.69%) CloudFront
9 10 (0.58%) IaaS
10 9 (0.52%) PaaS
11 7 (0.41%) Amazon S3
12 6 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
13 5 (0.29%) Mimecast
14 4 (0.23%) Dynamics 365
14 4 (0.23%) Route 53
15 3 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Cloud
15 3 (0.17%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 2 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 386 (22.34%) Firewall
2 287 (16.61%) DNS
3 244 (14.12%) DHCP
4 211 (12.21%) TCP/IP
5 173 (10.01%) LAN
6 160 (9.26%) VPN
7 158 (9.14%) WAN
8 141 (8.16%) SAN
9 118 (6.83%) Wireless
10 95 (5.50%) VoIP
11 82 (4.75%) VLAN
12 53 (3.07%) Internet
13 47 (2.72%) Network Security
14 43 (2.49%) Cisco ASA
15 38 (2.20%) Wi-Fi
16 30 (1.74%) Remote Desktop
16 30 (1.74%) Skype
17 23 (1.33%) HTTP
17 23 (1.33%) NAS
18 21 (1.22%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 167 (9.66%) SQL Server
2 37 (2.14%) MySQL
3 18 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
4 15 (0.87%) SQL Server 2014
5 14 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
6 13 (0.75%) Amazon RDS
7 12 (0.69%) Oracle Database
8 8 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (0.46%) MongoDB
8 8 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
8 8 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (0.35%) Electronic Patient Records
10 5 (0.29%) Crystal Reports
11 4 (0.23%) Big Data
12 3 (0.17%) Apache Cassandra
12 3 (0.17%) Geospatial Data
12 3 (0.17%) GIS
12 3 (0.17%) Hadoop
12 3 (0.17%) MS Access
12 3 (0.17%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 18 (1.04%) Jenkins
2 15 (0.87%) Octopus Deploy
3 11 (0.64%) JIRA
4 8 (0.46%) GoCD
5 6 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (0.35%) TeamCity
6 5 (0.29%) Git (software)
6 5 (0.29%) Subversion
7 4 (0.23%) AppScan
7 4 (0.23%) Phabricator
7 4 (0.23%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (0.17%) Maven
8 3 (0.17%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.12%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.12%) JUnit
9 2 (0.12%) Selenium
9 2 (0.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 1 (0.058%) Artifactory
10 1 (0.058%) JIRA Agile
10 1 (0.058%) SonarQube
General
1 160 (9.26%) Finance
2 76 (4.40%) Telecoms
3 71 (4.11%) Retail
4 66 (3.82%) Manufacturing
5 39 (2.26%) Legal
6 38 (2.20%) Advertising
7 31 (1.79%) Banking
8 29 (1.68%) Marketing
9 15 (0.87%) Games
9 15 (0.87%) Investment Banking
10 12 (0.69%) Electronics
11 11 (0.64%) Back Office
11 11 (0.64%) Billing
12 10 (0.58%) Law
13 9 (0.52%) Military
14 7 (0.41%) Automotive
14 7 (0.41%) Front Office
15 5 (0.29%) Dutch Language
15 5 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.23%) Arabic Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (2.49%) Web Services
2 22 (1.27%) .NET
3 18 (1.04%) ASP.NET
4 16 (0.93%) HTML
5 13 (0.75%) CSS
6 12 (0.69%) LAMP
7 11 (0.64%) XML
8 8 (0.46%) 802.1X
8 8 (0.46%) Elastic Stack
8 8 (0.46%) LDAP
8 8 (0.46%) Middleware
9 4 (0.23%) FIX Protocol
9 4 (0.23%) Flash
9 4 (0.23%) FreeSWITCH
9 4 (0.23%) SAP CAF
9 4 (0.23%) WAP
10 3 (0.17%) Memcached
10 3 (0.17%) SailPoint
11 2 (0.12%) AngularJS
11 2 (0.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 138 (7.99%) Driving Licence
2 87 (5.03%) Self-Motivation
3 86 (4.98%) Data Centre
4 54 (3.13%) Management Information System
5 50 (2.89%) Analytical Skills
6 49 (2.84%) Fat Client
6 49 (2.84%) Thin Client
7 43 (2.49%) iPad
8 35 (2.03%) NHS
9 32 (1.85%) Computer Science
10 27 (1.56%) iPhone
11 26 (1.50%) Clustering
12 24 (1.39%) Smartphone
13 22 (1.27%) CCTV
14 20 (1.16%) Hedge funds
15 19 (1.10%) PDA
16 18 (1.04%) EPoS
16 18 (1.04%) Fintech
17 17 (0.98%) Video Conferencing
18 16 (0.93%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 1,214 (70.25%) Windows
2 612 (35.42%) Windows Server
3 351 (20.31%) Windows Server 2012
4 337 (19.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 330 (19.10%) Windows 7
6 287 (16.61%) Windows 10
7 235 (13.60%) Linux
8 120 (6.94%) Windows 8
9 65 (3.76%) Mac OS X
10 59 (3.41%) Windows Server 2003
11 46 (2.66%) Unix
12 39 (2.26%) Android
12 39 (2.26%) Apple iOS
13 33 (1.91%) Mac OS
14 26 (1.50%) Windows XP
15 21 (1.22%) Ubuntu
16 10 (0.58%) CentOS
17 9 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 8 (0.46%) Debian
19 4 (0.23%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 317 (18.34%) ITIL
2 221 (12.79%) Problem-Solving
3 107 (6.19%) Cybersecurity
4 106 (6.13%) Information Security
5 84 (4.86%) Disaster Recovery
6 69 (3.99%) SIEM
7 66 (3.82%) Project Management
8 49 (2.84%) Agile Software Development
8 49 (2.84%) Service Management
9 47 (2.72%) Penetration Testing
10 45 (2.60%) Asset Management
10 45 (2.60%) Migration
11 43 (2.49%) Patch Management
12 42 (2.43%) DevOps
13 38 (2.20%) Vulnerability Management
14 37 (2.14%) High Availability
15 35 (2.03%) Business Continuity
15 35 (2.03%) Service Delivery
16 34 (1.97%) Incident Management
16 34 (1.97%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 261 (15.10%) SQL
2 99 (5.73%) PowerShell
3 25 (1.45%) Bash Shell
3 25 (1.45%) Java
4 24 (1.39%) C#
5 19 (1.10%) Python
6 18 (1.04%) Shell Script
7 16 (0.93%) PHP
8 13 (0.75%) T-SQL
9 10 (0.58%) C
10 8 (0.46%) Jython
10 8 (0.46%) VBScript
11 7 (0.41%) JavaScript
11 7 (0.41%) Ruby
12 6 (0.35%) Perl
12 6 (0.35%) VB
13 2 (0.12%) C++
13 2 (0.12%) VC++
14 1 (0.058%) Java 8
14 1 (0.058%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 211 (12.21%) Microsoft Certification
2 146 (8.45%) MCSE
3 138 (7.99%) Degree
4 122 (7.06%) MCSA
5 109 (6.31%) Cisco Certification
6 103 (5.96%) CCNA
7 73 (4.22%) DBS Check
8 71 (4.11%) MCP
9 67 (3.88%) CISSP
10 56 (3.24%) Security Cleared
11 53 (3.07%) MCITP
12 51 (2.95%) CISM
13 40 (2.31%) MCTS
14 35 (2.03%) CISA
15 34 (1.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 30 (1.74%) A+ Certification
17 26 (1.50%) CCNP
18 25 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
19 24 (1.39%) SC Cleared
20 22 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 127 (7.35%) SLA
2 51 (2.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 34 (1.97%) GDPR
4 20 (1.16%) Cyber Essentials
5 19 (1.10%) PCI DSS
6 16 (0.93%) PMO
7 13 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 11 (0.64%) QA
9 4 (0.23%) FIPS 140-2
9 4 (0.23%) GCP
9 4 (0.23%) HIPAA
9 4 (0.23%) ISO 31000
9 4 (0.23%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 2 (0.12%) DICOM
11 2 (0.12%) HL7
11 2 (0.12%) ISO 22301
12 1 (0.058%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 1 (0.058%) GMP
12 1 (0.058%) GxP
System Software
1 870 (50.35%) Active Directory
2 315 (18.23%) Hyper-V
3 302 (17.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 88 (5.09%) XenApp
5 63 (3.65%) vSphere
6 57 (3.30%) XenDesktop
7 54 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
8 34 (1.97%) VirtualBox
9 30 (1.74%) Virtual Servers
10 23 (1.33%) Docker
11 20 (1.16%) Virtual Machines
12 19 (1.10%) Terminal Services
13 12 (0.69%) Xen
14 10 (0.58%) Firmware
15 7 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
16 6 (0.35%) iptables
17 4 (0.23%) Dovecot
17 4 (0.23%) Postfix
17 4 (0.23%) QEMU
17 4 (0.23%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 102 (5.90%) SCCM
2 36 (2.08%) WSUS
3 25 (1.45%) Puppet
4 24 (1.39%) Failover Clustering
5 22 (1.27%) Backup Exec
6 20 (1.16%) Nagios
7 18 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
8 17 (0.98%) SCOM
9 16 (0.93%) Ansible
10 13 (0.75%) Kubernetes
11 12 (0.69%) Nessus
11 12 (0.69%) vCenter Server
12 11 (0.64%) NetBackup
13 9 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 8 (0.46%) Graphite
14 8 (0.46%) Kibana
14 8 (0.46%) logstash
14 8 (0.46%) Norton AntiVirus
15 7 (0.41%) Microsoft Intune
15 7 (0.41%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 716 (41.44%) Microsoft
2 514 (29.75%) VMware
3 267 (15.45%) Cisco
4 239 (13.83%) Citrix
5 134 (7.75%) Apple
6 80 (4.63%) HP
7 55 (3.18%) Intel
8 49 (2.84%) Veeam
9 45 (2.60%) Dell
10 38 (2.20%) CheckPoint
11 25 (1.45%) Oracle
12 23 (1.33%) NetApp
13 22 (1.27%) Google
14 21 (1.22%) Avaya
15 20 (1.16%) SonicWALL
15 20 (1.16%) Sophos
15 20 (1.16%) Splunk
16 19 (1.10%) F5
17 18 (1.04%) Symantec
18 17 (0.98%) Mitel