Period
to 16 January 2021

The median annual salary for an IT Engineer was £34,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 January 2021.

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
16 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 250 234 279
Rank change year-on-year -16 +45 +35
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Engineer 788 1,792 1,866
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.27% 1.42% 1.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.33% 1.49% 1.29%
Number of salaries quoted 731 1,628 1,590
Median annual salary £34,500 £32,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.81% -1.54% +8.33%
10th Percentile £22,250 £21,750 £21,250
90th Percentile £51,250 £49,300 £53,775
UK excluding London median annual salary £32,500 £30,000 £31,500
% change year-on-year +8.33% -4.76% +10.53%

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 59,222 120,583 144,974
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.13% 95.60% 95.96%
Number of salaries quoted 48,138 97,595 117,341
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,250 £83,750
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 16 January 2021.

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 16 January 2021. 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 -20 711 £35,000 +9.38% 153
UK excluding London +30 633 £32,500 +8.33% 131
Midlands +56 164 £37,500 +26.29% 30
South East 0 158 £28,500 -9.52% 26
North of England +32 139 £30,500 +1.67% 43
London -79 133 £45,000 +28.57% 28
West Midlands +79 121 £37,500 +29.31% 16
South West -4 82 £32,500 +8.33% 17
Work from Home -14 80 £42,500 -5.56% 19
North West +21 67 £37,000 +29.82% 22
Yorkshire +15 51 £30,000 -17.24% 18
East Midlands +13 43 £35,000 +14.75% 14
Scotland +51 36 £40,500 +30.65% 5
East of England +32 30 £32,250 +15.18% 7
Wales +45 24 £28,750 -20.14% 1
North East +33 21 £29,000 +7.41% 3

IT Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 January 2021, 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.

1 504 (63.96%) Windows
2 386 (48.98%) Microsoft
3 378 (47.97%) Active Directory
4 333 (42.26%) Office 365
5 302 (38.32%) Windows Server
6 281 (35.66%) VMware
7 243 (30.84%) Azure
8 232 (29.44%) Firewall
9 210 (26.65%) Cisco
10 190 (24.11%) VMware Infrastructure
11 175 (22.21%) DNS
12 156 (19.80%) ITIL
13 148 (18.78%) Hyper-V
14 147 (18.65%) Windows 10
15 141 (17.89%) MS Exchange
16 140 (17.77%) DHCP
17 135 (17.13%) Windows Server 2012
18 133 (16.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 130 (16.50%) Linux
20 121 (15.36%) TCP/IP
21 114 (14.47%) WAN
22 106 (13.45%) LAN
23 101 (12.82%) Microsoft Certification
24 100 (12.69%) Windows Server 2016
25 99 (12.56%) VPN
26 98 (12.44%) Microsoft Office
27 96 (12.18%) Problem-Solving
28 95 (12.06%) SQL
29 92 (11.68%) AWS
30 79 (10.03%) PowerShell

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
1 141 (17.89%) MS Exchange
2 55 (6.98%) SharePoint
3 44 (5.58%) Exchange Server 2010
4 35 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2013
5 20 (2.54%) IIS
6 13 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2007
7 10 (1.27%) Skype for Business
8 6 (0.76%) Confluence
9 5 (0.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 5 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2003
9 5 (0.63%) WordPress
10 3 (0.38%) Apache
10 3 (0.38%) IBM Notes
10 3 (0.38%) SAS
11 1 (0.13%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.13%) nginx
11 1 (0.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 98 (12.44%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (1.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.13%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 9 (1.14%) Workfront
2 4 (0.51%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.25%) Endur
4 1 (0.13%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.13%) Shopify
4 1 (0.13%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 333 (42.26%) Office 365
2 243 (30.84%) Azure
3 92 (11.68%) AWS
4 47 (5.96%) Azure Active Directory
5 29 (3.68%) SaaS
6 28 (3.55%) IaaS
7 21 (2.66%) PaaS
8 17 (2.16%) Cloud Computing
9 14 (1.78%) G Suite
10 12 (1.52%) OneDrive
11 7 (0.89%) Mimecast
11 7 (0.89%) Power Platform
12 6 (0.76%) Slack
13 4 (0.51%) PowerApps
14 3 (0.38%) GCP
14 3 (0.38%) Google Docs
14 3 (0.38%) Google Drive
14 3 (0.38%) Google Sheets
14 3 (0.38%) Power Automate
15 2 (0.25%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 232 (29.44%) Firewall
2 175 (22.21%) DNS
3 140 (17.77%) DHCP
4 121 (15.36%) TCP/IP
5 114 (14.47%) WAN
6 106 (13.45%) LAN
7 99 (12.56%) VPN
8 61 (7.74%) VLAN
9 59 (7.49%) VoIP
10 53 (6.73%) SAN
11 50 (6.35%) Network Security
12 35 (4.44%) Internet
13 29 (3.68%) Wireless
14 24 (3.05%) Wi-Fi
15 22 (2.79%) Intrusion Detection
16 21 (2.66%) NAS
17 20 (2.54%) Unified Communications
18 17 (2.16%) Remote Desktop
18 17 (2.16%) WLAN
19 15 (1.90%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (7.87%) SQL Server
2 15 (1.90%) MySQL
3 12 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (1.40%) Amazon RDS
5 9 (1.14%) Relational Database
6 5 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.38%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (0.38%) SQL Server 2017
8 2 (0.25%) Power BI
9 1 (0.13%) DB2
9 1 (0.13%) GIS
9 1 (0.13%) MS Access
9 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.13%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 12 (1.52%) JIRA
2 4 (0.51%) Octopus Deploy
2 4 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (0.51%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.13%) Ant
3 1 (0.13%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.13%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.13%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.13%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.13%) Subversion
General
1 61 (7.74%) Finance
2 36 (4.57%) Multimedia
3 18 (2.28%) Telecoms
4 15 (1.90%) Manufacturing
5 10 (1.27%) Law
6 9 (1.14%) Electronics
7 8 (1.02%) German Language
8 7 (0.89%) Marketing
9 6 (0.76%) Advertising
9 6 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
9 6 (0.76%) Public Sector
10 5 (0.63%) Legal
10 5 (0.63%) Retail
11 4 (0.51%) Back Office
12 3 (0.38%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.38%) Automotive
12 3 (0.38%) Banking
12 3 (0.38%) Publishing
13 2 (0.25%) Games
13 2 (0.25%) Housing Association
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (3.43%) Web Services
2 8 (1.02%) SAML
3 7 (0.89%) OAuth
4 4 (0.51%) .NET
4 4 (0.51%) Elastic Stack
4 4 (0.51%) POSIX
5 3 (0.38%) Flash
6 1 (0.13%) ADSI
6 1 (0.13%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.13%) COM
6 1 (0.13%) HTML
6 1 (0.13%) Middleware
6 1 (0.13%) REST
6 1 (0.13%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 51 (6.47%) Self-Motivation
2 44 (5.58%) Management Information System
3 40 (5.08%) Data Centre
4 37 (4.70%) Analytical Skills
5 33 (4.19%) Driving Licence
6 18 (2.28%) Clustering
6 18 (2.28%) Replication
7 13 (1.65%) User Experience
8 11 (1.40%) Client/Server
9 6 (0.76%) Public Cloud
10 5 (0.63%) NHS
11 4 (0.51%) Blackberry
11 4 (0.51%) Cyberthreat
11 4 (0.51%) iSeries
11 4 (0.51%) Private Cloud
11 4 (0.51%) Video Conferencing
12 3 (0.38%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.38%) Linux Command Line
12 3 (0.38%) Smartphone
13 2 (0.25%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 504 (63.96%) Windows
2 302 (38.32%) Windows Server
3 147 (18.65%) Windows 10
4 135 (17.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 130 (16.50%) Linux
6 100 (12.69%) Windows Server 2016
7 62 (7.87%) Windows 7
8 56 (7.11%) Windows Server 2008
9 45 (5.71%) Windows Server 2019
10 23 (2.92%) Android
11 18 (2.28%) Mac OS
12 16 (2.03%) Windows 8
13 13 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 12 (1.52%) Unix
15 9 (1.14%) Ubuntu
16 8 (1.02%) Apple iOS
17 6 (0.76%) CentOS
17 6 (0.76%) Debian
17 6 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
18 4 (0.51%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (19.80%) ITIL
2 133 (16.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 96 (12.18%) Problem-Solving
4 53 (6.73%) Service Management
5 46 (5.84%) ITIL V3
6 41 (5.20%) Disaster Recovery
7 40 (5.08%) Project Management
8 33 (4.19%) Patch Management
9 32 (4.06%) Cybersecurity
10 31 (3.93%) Continuous Improvement
11 30 (3.81%) IT Strategy
12 28 (3.55%) Data Protection
12 28 (3.55%) Information Security
13 27 (3.43%) Project Delivery
13 27 (3.43%) Service Delivery
14 26 (3.30%) SIEM
15 25 (3.17%) Computer Science
16 23 (2.92%) Asset Management
17 21 (2.66%) Virtual Environments
18 20 (2.54%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 95 (12.06%) SQL
2 79 (10.03%) PowerShell
3 21 (2.66%) Python
4 14 (1.78%) Bash Shell
5 13 (1.65%) C
6 12 (1.52%) T-SQL
7 10 (1.27%) Java
8 7 (0.89%) Perl
8 7 (0.89%) Shell Script
9 4 (0.51%) VBScript
10 3 (0.38%) C++
10 3 (0.38%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 101 (12.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 62 (7.87%) MCSA
3 60 (7.61%) MCSE
4 58 (7.36%) Cisco Certification
5 52 (6.60%) CCNA
6 45 (5.71%) MCP
7 43 (5.46%) A+ Certification
8 37 (4.70%) Degree
9 26 (3.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 24 (3.05%) Security Cleared
11 21 (2.66%) SC Cleared
12 20 (2.54%) ITIL Certification
12 20 (2.54%) MCITP
13 17 (2.16%) DBS Check
14 9 (1.14%) CISSP
14 9 (1.14%) Microsoft Certified Architect
14 9 (1.14%) NCDA
14 9 (1.14%) NCIE
14 9 (1.14%) Network+ Certification
14 9 (1.14%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (6.09%) SLA
2 42 (5.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (2.41%) GDPR
3 19 (2.41%) PCI DSS
4 13 (1.65%) Cyber Essentials
5 7 (0.89%) NIST
5 7 (0.89%) QA
6 4 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 3 (0.38%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.38%) RMADS
7 3 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.25%) GAMP
8 2 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.25%) NCSC
9 1 (0.13%) HIPAA
System Software
1 378 (47.97%) Active Directory
2 190 (24.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 148 (18.78%) Hyper-V
4 51 (6.47%) VMware ESXi
5 44 (5.58%) vSphere
6 41 (5.20%) Virtual Servers
7 27 (3.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 19 (2.41%) XenApp
9 18 (2.28%) XenDesktop
10 13 (1.65%) VMware NSX
11 8 (1.02%) KVM
12 7 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
13 5 (0.63%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 5 (0.63%) Xen
14 4 (0.51%) Docker
14 4 (0.51%) VMware Workstation
15 3 (0.38%) GPFS
15 3 (0.38%) NFS
15 3 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
16 2 (0.25%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 46 (5.84%) SCCM
2 40 (5.08%) Microsoft Intune
3 37 (4.70%) WSUS
4 20 (2.54%) Backup Exec
5 11 (1.40%) Ansible
5 11 (1.40%) Cisco CUCM
5 11 (1.40%) Microsoft Clustering
6 10 (1.27%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 10 (1.27%) NetBackup
7 9 (1.14%) SCOM
8 6 (0.76%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 6 (0.76%) Jamf Pro
8 6 (0.76%) Kubernetes
8 6 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (0.63%) Nessus
9 5 (0.63%) Puppet
9 5 (0.63%) Single Sign-On
9 5 (0.63%) vCenter Server
10 4 (0.51%) Norton AntiVirus
10 4 (0.51%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 386 (48.98%) Microsoft
2 281 (35.66%) VMware
3 210 (26.65%) Cisco
4 71 (9.01%) Citrix
5 46 (5.84%) Veeam
6 40 (5.08%) HP
7 29 (3.68%) Dell
8 28 (3.55%) NetApp
9 27 (3.43%) Apple
10 26 (3.30%) CheckPoint
11 21 (2.66%) Fortinet
11 21 (2.66%) ServiceNow
12 20 (2.54%) Red Hat
12 20 (2.54%) SonicWALL
13 17 (2.16%) EMC
14 16 (2.03%) SolarWinds
14 16 (2.03%) Sophos
15 15 (1.90%) Google
15 15 (1.90%) Meraki
15 15 (1.90%) Oracle