Period
to 6 July 2020

The median annual salary for an IT Engineer was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 6 July 2020.

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
6 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 251 265 327
Rank change year-on-year +14 +62 0
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Engineer 1,004 1,896 1,831
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.27% 1.29% 1.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.34% 1.34% 1.06%
Number of salaries quoted 920 1,732 1,719
Median annual salary £35,000 £31,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £23,000 £21,250 £20,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £50,000 £52,700
UK excluding London median annual salary £32,500 £31,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year +4.84% +3.33% +9.09%

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 75,168 141,260 171,966
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.09% 95.89% 96.28%
Number of salaries quoted 60,519 112,778 139,740
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,410
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 6 July 2020.

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 6 July 2020. 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 +16 933 £35,000 +9.38% 128
UK excluding London +14 694 £32,500 +4.84% 113
London +54 287 £42,500 +30.77% 22
South East +16 252 £33,000 +4.76% 30
North of England +4 118 £30,500 -4.69% 27
Midlands +53 104 £32,000 +3.23% 24
South West +17 87 £30,000 - 16
East of England +83 82 £32,500 +8.33% 9
North West +13 69 £32,500 -7.14% 10
West Midlands +59 65 £32,500 +6.56% 16
Work from Home +59 50 £57,500 +109.09% 4
Scotland +87 41 £39,000 +30.00% 4
East Midlands +47 39 £27,500 -15.38% 8
Yorkshire +31 35 £30,000 +7.14% 12
North East +31 14 £30,250 +6.14% 5
Wales -10 9 £30,000 +15.38% 3
Isle of Man +3 1 £33,000 -26.67%

IT Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 July 2020, 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.

1 725 (72.21%) Windows
2 529 (52.69%) Active Directory
3 453 (45.12%) Microsoft
4 444 (44.22%) Windows Server
5 411 (40.94%) Office 365
6 373 (37.15%) VMware
7 303 (30.18%) Azure
8 272 (27.09%) Firewall
9 240 (23.90%) VMware Infrastructure
10 223 (22.21%) Windows 10
11 221 (22.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 221 (22.01%) DNS
12 218 (21.71%) Cisco
13 191 (19.02%) Windows Server 2012
14 187 (18.63%) Hyper-V
15 180 (17.93%) PowerShell
15 180 (17.93%) DHCP
16 161 (16.04%) ITIL
17 160 (15.94%) Linux
18 155 (15.44%) TCP/IP
19 146 (14.54%) MS Exchange
19 146 (14.54%) AWS
20 140 (13.94%) Problem-Solving
21 126 (12.55%) Windows 7
22 122 (12.15%) Microsoft Office
23 120 (11.95%) SQL
24 114 (11.35%) Windows Server 2016
25 110 (10.96%) LAN
26 106 (10.56%) Citrix
27 103 (10.26%) WAN

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
1 146 (14.54%) MS Exchange
2 79 (7.87%) SharePoint
3 69 (6.87%) Exchange Server 2010
4 49 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2013
5 37 (3.69%) IIS
6 14 (1.39%) Skype for Business
7 7 (0.70%) Apache
7 7 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (0.50%) Confluence
9 4 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (0.40%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.20%) JBoss
10 2 (0.20%) WordPress
11 1 (0.100%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.100%) Joomla!
11 1 (0.100%) MS Project Server
11 1 (0.100%) nginx
11 1 (0.100%) OpenStack
Applications
1 122 (12.15%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.30%) Abaqus
4 1 (0.100%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.100%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.100%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.20%) Elite 3E
1 2 (0.20%) FastStats
1 2 (0.20%) Relativity
1 2 (0.20%) Unica
2 1 (0.100%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.100%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.100%) Exchequer
2 1 (0.100%) Sage 50
2 1 (0.100%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.100%) Shopify
2 1 (0.100%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 411 (40.94%) Office 365
2 303 (30.18%) Azure
3 146 (14.54%) AWS
4 41 (4.08%) PaaS
5 40 (3.98%) Azure Active Directory
6 34 (3.39%) IaaS
7 27 (2.69%) SaaS
8 26 (2.59%) OneDrive
9 22 (2.19%) G Suite
10 18 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
11 13 (1.29%) GCP
12 7 (0.70%) Mimecast
12 7 (0.70%) Power Platform
13 5 (0.50%) Dynamics 365
14 2 (0.20%) Datadog
14 2 (0.20%) Dropbox
15 1 (0.100%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 272 (27.09%) Firewall
2 221 (22.01%) DNS
3 180 (17.93%) DHCP
4 155 (15.44%) TCP/IP
5 110 (10.96%) LAN
6 103 (10.26%) WAN
7 84 (8.37%) VoIP
8 81 (8.07%) Wireless
9 76 (7.57%) VPN
10 70 (6.97%) SAN
11 64 (6.37%) Internet
12 48 (4.78%) Network Security
13 47 (4.68%) Wi-Fi
14 35 (3.49%) VLAN
15 33 (3.29%) Remote Desktop
16 25 (2.49%) NAS
17 22 (2.19%) Cisco ASA
18 21 (2.09%) Wireshark
19 19 (1.89%) IP Telephony
19 19 (1.89%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (9.26%) SQL Server
2 14 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (1.10%) MySQL
4 7 (0.70%) Power BI
4 7 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (0.70%) SQL Server 2017
5 6 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (0.40%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.30%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (0.30%) DB2
8 2 (0.20%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.20%) Big Data
8 2 (0.20%) Blockchain
8 2 (0.20%) CouchDB
8 2 (0.20%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.20%) Informix
8 2 (0.20%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.20%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.20%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.100%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 11 (1.10%) Octopus Deploy
2 9 (0.90%) Git (software)
2 9 (0.90%) JIRA
3 8 (0.80%) TeamCity
4 7 (0.70%) Bitbucket
4 7 (0.70%) WinDbg
5 4 (0.40%) Bazaar
5 4 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.30%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.30%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.20%) Subversion
8 1 (0.100%) Ant
8 1 (0.100%) Fiddler
8 1 (0.100%) GitLab
8 1 (0.100%) IDA Disassembler
8 1 (0.100%) LINQPad
8 1 (0.100%) MSI
8 1 (0.100%) Postman
8 1 (0.100%) Selenium
General
1 86 (8.57%) Finance
2 41 (4.08%) Telecoms
3 34 (3.39%) Retail
4 28 (2.79%) Law
5 23 (2.29%) Legal
6 21 (2.09%) Games
7 15 (1.49%) Manufacturing
7 15 (1.49%) Public Sector
8 11 (1.10%) Automotive
9 9 (0.90%) Advertising
9 9 (0.90%) Marketing
10 6 (0.60%) Back Office
10 6 (0.60%) Banking
11 4 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.30%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.30%) Mandarin Language
13 2 (0.20%) French Language
13 2 (0.20%) German Language
13 2 (0.20%) Norwegian Language
13 2 (0.20%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (2.69%) Web Services
2 11 (1.10%) .NET
3 7 (0.70%) LAMP
4 6 (0.60%) WSH
5 5 (0.50%) LDAP
5 5 (0.50%) RabbitMQ
5 5 (0.50%) REST
5 5 (0.50%) SAML
6 4 (0.40%) HTML
6 4 (0.40%) Kafka
6 4 (0.40%) XML
7 3 (0.30%) WebRTC
8 2 (0.20%) AngularJS
8 2 (0.20%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.20%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (0.20%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 2 (0.20%) Elastic Stack
8 2 (0.20%) Node.js
8 2 (0.20%) Sensu
8 2 (0.20%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 89 (8.86%) Data Centre
2 60 (5.98%) Driving Licence
3 41 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
4 34 (3.39%) Clustering
5 30 (2.99%) Self-Motivation
6 24 (2.39%) Management Information System
7 22 (2.19%) EPoS
8 18 (1.79%) Video Conferencing
9 15 (1.49%) Replication
10 13 (1.29%) CCTV
10 13 (1.29%) Private Cloud
10 13 (1.29%) User Experience
11 11 (1.10%) iPad
12 10 (1.00%) Handset
13 9 (0.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 9 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
14 8 (0.80%) Client/Server
15 7 (0.70%) Enterprise Storage
15 7 (0.70%) Hybrid Cloud
16 6 (0.60%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 725 (72.21%) Windows
2 444 (44.22%) Windows Server
3 223 (22.21%) Windows 10
4 191 (19.02%) Windows Server 2012
5 160 (15.94%) Linux
6 126 (12.55%) Windows 7
7 114 (11.35%) Windows Server 2016
8 92 (9.16%) Windows Server 2008
9 49 (4.88%) Windows Server 2019
10 36 (3.59%) Windows 8
11 26 (2.59%) Unix
12 20 (1.99%) Mac OS X
13 19 (1.89%) Mac OS
14 17 (1.69%) Apple iOS
15 14 (1.39%) CentOS
16 10 (1.00%) Windows Server 2003
17 9 (0.90%) Android
18 8 (0.80%) Ubuntu
19 4 (0.40%) Windows XP
20 3 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 221 (22.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 161 (16.04%) ITIL
3 140 (13.94%) Problem-Solving
4 78 (7.77%) Information Security
5 59 (5.88%) DevOps
6 55 (5.48%) Disaster Recovery
7 48 (4.78%) Server Management
8 42 (4.18%) Cybersecurity
9 37 (3.69%) Agile Software Development
10 35 (3.49%) Migration
11 33 (3.29%) Continuous Improvement
12 32 (3.19%) Change Management
12 32 (3.19%) Decision-Making
12 32 (3.19%) Mentoring
13 30 (2.99%) Computer Science
14 29 (2.89%) Service Management
15 28 (2.79%) High Availability
15 28 (2.79%) Project Delivery
15 28 (2.79%) Service Delivery
16 26 (2.59%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 180 (17.93%) PowerShell
2 120 (11.95%) SQL
3 40 (3.98%) Python
4 29 (2.89%) VBScript
5 25 (2.49%) Bash Shell
6 10 (1.00%) Java
6 10 (1.00%) JavaScript
6 10 (1.00%) PHP
7 8 (0.80%) Shell Script
7 8 (0.80%) T-SQL
8 7 (0.70%) C#
9 6 (0.60%) C
9 6 (0.60%) C++
10 3 (0.30%) Perl
10 3 (0.30%) Ruby
10 3 (0.30%) VB
11 1 (0.100%) Assembly Language
11 1 (0.100%) Erlang
11 1 (0.100%) Haskell
11 1 (0.100%) Rust
Qualifications
1 101 (10.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 70 (6.97%) MCSE
3 62 (6.18%) Cisco Certification
4 61 (6.08%) Degree
5 53 (5.28%) CCNA
6 52 (5.18%) MCSA
7 50 (4.98%) Security Cleared
8 39 (3.88%) CISSP
9 36 (3.59%) SC Cleared
10 30 (2.99%) CISM
11 26 (2.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 24 (2.39%) MCITP
12 24 (2.39%) MCP
13 21 (2.09%) DBS Check
14 19 (1.89%) MCTS
15 17 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
16 14 (1.39%) CCNP
17 10 (1.00%) CWNA
18 9 (0.90%) A+ Certification
18 9 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (9.86%) SLA
2 43 (4.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (1.89%) QA
4 18 (1.79%) PCI DSS
5 17 (1.69%) GDPR
6 10 (1.00%) NIST
7 8 (0.80%) Cyber Essentials
8 5 (0.50%) COBIT
9 4 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 4 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.30%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 529 (52.69%) Active Directory
2 240 (23.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 187 (18.63%) Hyper-V
4 38 (3.78%) vSphere
5 33 (3.29%) XenApp
6 28 (2.79%) VMware ESXi
7 23 (2.29%) Virtual Machines
8 21 (2.09%) Virtual Servers
9 18 (1.79%) VirtualBox
10 14 (1.39%) Firmware
10 14 (1.39%) XenDesktop
11 13 (1.29%) Docker
12 11 (1.10%) VMware Workstation
13 9 (0.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 7 (0.70%) Terminal Server
15 6 (0.60%) VMware Server
16 4 (0.40%) KVM
16 4 (0.40%) NFS
17 3 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
17 3 (0.30%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 95 (9.46%) SCCM
2 33 (3.29%) Ansible
3 31 (3.09%) Puppet
3 31 (3.09%) WSUS
4 25 (2.49%) Opscode Chef
5 22 (2.19%) SCOM
6 21 (2.09%) Terraform
7 19 (1.89%) Microsoft Clustering
8 18 (1.79%) SCVMM
9 16 (1.59%) Backup Exec
10 14 (1.39%) Single Sign-On
11 12 (1.20%) Cisco Prime
11 12 (1.20%) McAfee ePO
11 12 (1.20%) Microsoft Intune
12 8 (0.80%) Jamf Pro
13 7 (0.70%) FortiGate
13 7 (0.70%) Grafana
13 7 (0.70%) Nagios
14 6 (0.60%) Cisco CUCM
14 6 (0.60%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 453 (45.12%) Microsoft
2 373 (37.15%) VMware
3 218 (21.71%) Cisco
4 106 (10.56%) Citrix
5 76 (7.57%) HP
6 60 (5.98%) Veeam
7 45 (4.48%) Dell
8 42 (4.18%) Apple
9 37 (3.69%) Meraki
10 25 (2.49%) SolarWinds
11 23 (2.29%) CheckPoint
12 21 (2.09%) Aruba
12 21 (2.09%) Google
12 21 (2.09%) Symantec
13 20 (1.99%) McAfee
13 20 (1.99%) Palo Alto
13 20 (1.99%) SonicWALL
14 17 (1.69%) NetApp
15 16 (1.59%) IBM
15 16 (1.59%) Juniper