Period
to 17 January 2019

The median annual salary for an IT Engineer was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 January 2019.

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 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 276 303 342
Rank change year-on-year +27 +39 +19
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Engineer 1,868 1,858 1,672
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.24% 1.07% 0.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.29% 1.12% 0.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1,545 1,544 1,537
UK median annual salary £32,500 £30,000 £28,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +7.14% -3.45%
10th Percentile £21,250 £20,500 £19,500
90th Percentile £53,900 £51,750 £47,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £31,500 £28,500 £27,500
% change year-on-year +10.53% +3.64% -3.51%

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 144,987 166,586 171,710
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.91% 96.18% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 115,903 135,185 143,002
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

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 January 2019.

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 17 January 2019. 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 +43 1,742 £32,500 +8.33% 298
UK excluding London +20 1,220 £31,500 +10.53% 235
London +50 605 £32,500 -7.14% 72
South East +38 413 £33,500 +15.52% 59
North of England +24 249 £28,000 -6.67% 69
South West +12 188 £28,750 +22.34% 22
East of England +27 159 £33,750 +14.41% 41
Midlands +7 133 £29,500 +3.51% 35
North West +27 117 £27,500 -1.79% 33
Yorkshire +3 107 £29,500 -13.24% 29
West Midlands +57 100 £29,500 -2.48% 24
Wales -1 41 £32,250 +9.32% 4
Scotland -2 40 £29,250 -10.00% 5
East Midlands -34 33 £31,000 +12.73% 11
North East +25 25 £52,406 +92.32% 7
Channel Islands - 2 £32,500 -

IT Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, 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 1,242 (66.49%) Windows
2 866 (46.36%) Active Directory
3 747 (39.99%) Microsoft
4 599 (32.07%) Windows Server
5 546 (29.23%) Office 365
6 510 (27.30%) VMware
7 399 (21.36%) Firewall
8 384 (20.56%) Microsoft Office
9 371 (19.86%) Windows 10
10 340 (18.20%) MS Exchange
11 338 (18.09%) Windows 7
12 311 (16.65%) Cisco
13 306 (16.38%) ITIL
14 304 (16.27%) Windows Server 2008
15 291 (15.58%) DNS
16 288 (15.42%) Linux
16 288 (15.42%) VMware Infrastructure
17 279 (14.94%) Problem-Solving
18 272 (14.56%) Windows Server 2012
19 264 (14.13%) Microsoft Azure
20 261 (13.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 241 (12.90%) Hyper-V
22 240 (12.85%) DHCP
23 209 (11.19%) TCP/IP
24 186 (9.96%) Microsoft Certification
25 184 (9.85%) LAN
26 178 (9.53%) Citrix
27 174 (9.31%) SQL
28 162 (8.67%) Finance
29 158 (8.46%) 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
1 340 (18.20%) MS Exchange
2 116 (6.21%) Exchange Server 2010
3 92 (4.93%) SharePoint
4 86 (4.60%) Exchange Server 2013
5 62 (3.32%) Skype for Business
6 31 (1.66%) IIS
7 26 (1.39%) Apache
8 23 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2003
9 17 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2007
10 15 (0.80%) nginx
11 11 (0.59%) Cloud Foundry
11 11 (0.59%) Confluence
12 9 (0.48%) CMS
13 5 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
13 5 (0.27%) WebSphere
14 4 (0.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 4 (0.21%) WebSphere Application Server
14 4 (0.21%) WebSphere Portal
14 4 (0.21%) WordPress
15 3 (0.16%) Mule
Applications
1 384 (20.56%) Microsoft Office
2 33 (1.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (0.86%) MS Visio
4 14 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.21%) AutoCAD
5 4 (0.21%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.11%) CATIA
7 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.054%) Revit
Business Applications
1 12 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
2 10 (0.54%) Maximo
3 6 (0.32%) Misys Midas
4 5 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.21%) Oracle Retail
6 2 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.11%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.054%) assyst
7 1 (0.054%) C-CURE
7 1 (0.054%) PlanetPress Connect
7 1 (0.054%) Sage 50
7 1 (0.054%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 546 (29.23%) Office 365
2 264 (14.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 127 (6.80%) Amazon AWS
4 37 (1.98%) Azure Active Directory
5 23 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
5 23 (1.23%) G Suite
6 21 (1.12%) Google Cloud Platform
7 20 (1.07%) Mimecast
8 18 (0.96%) SaaS
9 11 (0.59%) IaaS
9 11 (0.59%) IBM Cloud
10 10 (0.54%) Slack
11 8 (0.43%) OneDrive
12 7 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
13 6 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
14 5 (0.27%) Dropbox
14 5 (0.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 4 (0.21%) OpenDNS
15 4 (0.21%) SoftLayer
16 3 (0.16%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 399 (21.36%) Firewall
2 291 (15.58%) DNS
3 240 (12.85%) DHCP
4 209 (11.19%) TCP/IP
5 184 (9.85%) LAN
6 158 (8.46%) WAN
7 134 (7.17%) VPN
8 114 (6.10%) Wireless
9 101 (5.41%) VoIP
10 98 (5.25%) SAN
11 74 (3.96%) VLAN
12 64 (3.43%) Internet
13 63 (3.37%) Skype
14 48 (2.57%) Wi-Fi
15 44 (2.36%) Network Security
16 33 (1.77%) Remote Desktop
17 30 (1.61%) SSL
18 28 (1.50%) IP Telephony
19 22 (1.18%) NetScaler
20 21 (1.12%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 142 (7.60%) SQL Server
2 36 (1.93%) MySQL
3 14 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (0.59%) Oracle Database
5 10 (0.54%) Relational Database
6 9 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (0.32%) Power BI
8 6 (0.32%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (0.27%) SQL Server 2016
10 4 (0.21%) Amazon QuickSight
10 4 (0.21%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
10 4 (0.21%) Cosmos DB
10 4 (0.21%) Looker
10 4 (0.21%) OLTP
10 4 (0.21%) Oracle Database 10g
10 4 (0.21%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (0.21%) Oracle Database 12c
10 4 (0.21%) Oracle9i Database
10 4 (0.21%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 24 (1.28%) JIRA
2 16 (0.86%) Git (software)
3 15 (0.80%) Jenkins
4 9 (0.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 7 (0.37%) Subversion
6 6 (0.32%) CF BOSH
7 5 (0.27%) Rational DOORS
8 4 (0.21%) CocoaPods
8 4 (0.21%) Oracle APEX
8 4 (0.21%) PVCS
8 4 (0.21%) Toad
8 4 (0.21%) Xcode
9 3 (0.16%) Hudson
10 2 (0.11%) Android Studio
10 2 (0.11%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.11%) Mockito
10 2 (0.11%) PEAR
10 2 (0.11%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (0.11%) TortoiseSVN
10 2 (0.11%) WiX
General
1 162 (8.67%) Finance
2 91 (4.87%) Telecoms
3 66 (3.53%) Retail
4 34 (1.82%) Banking
4 34 (1.82%) Publishing
5 32 (1.71%) Manufacturing
6 28 (1.50%) Marketing
7 22 (1.18%) Legal
8 15 (0.80%) Back Office
8 15 (0.80%) French Language
9 14 (0.75%) Advertising
10 12 (0.64%) Law
11 11 (0.59%) Games
12 9 (0.48%) Aerospace
12 9 (0.48%) Electronics
12 9 (0.48%) Financial Institution
13 7 (0.37%) Investment Banking
13 7 (0.37%) Military
14 6 (0.32%) Automotive
15 5 (0.27%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (3.16%) Middleware
2 22 (1.18%) Web Services
3 18 (0.96%) .NET
4 12 (0.64%) LAMP
5 10 (0.54%) LEMP Stack
6 8 (0.43%) LDAP
7 6 (0.32%) REST
8 5 (0.27%) ASP.NET
9 4 (0.21%) Flash
9 4 (0.21%) HTML
9 4 (0.21%) Redux
9 4 (0.21%) Spring
9 4 (0.21%) WebSphere MQ
10 3 (0.16%) 802.1X
10 3 (0.16%) CSS
10 3 (0.16%) J2EE
10 3 (0.16%) jQuery
10 3 (0.16%) WSH
11 2 (0.11%) SOAP
11 2 (0.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 112 (6.00%) Data Centre
2 93 (4.98%) Analytical Skills
3 92 (4.93%) Driving Licence
4 74 (3.96%) Management Information System
5 66 (3.53%) Fat Client
5 66 (3.53%) Thin Client
6 61 (3.27%) Self-Motivation
7 39 (2.09%) Fintech
8 33 (1.77%) Clustering
9 32 (1.71%) Video Conferencing
10 30 (1.61%) EPoS
11 27 (1.45%) iPhone
12 22 (1.18%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 20 (1.07%) PDA
14 19 (1.02%) CCTV
14 19 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
15 17 (0.91%) NHS
16 13 (0.70%) Blackberry
16 13 (0.70%) Client/Server
16 13 (0.70%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1,242 (66.49%) Windows
2 599 (32.07%) Windows Server
3 371 (19.86%) Windows 10
4 338 (18.09%) Windows 7
5 304 (16.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 288 (15.42%) Linux
7 272 (14.56%) Windows Server 2012
8 111 (5.94%) Windows 8
9 98 (5.25%) Unix
10 80 (4.28%) Windows Server 2003
11 62 (3.32%) Apple iOS
12 58 (3.10%) Android
13 35 (1.87%) CentOS
14 34 (1.82%) Mac OS X
15 33 (1.77%) Mac OS
15 33 (1.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 27 (1.45%) Windows XP
17 13 (0.70%) Ubuntu
18 9 (0.48%) Windows 2000 Server
19 6 (0.32%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 306 (16.38%) ITIL
2 279 (14.94%) Problem-Solving
3 261 (13.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 129 (6.91%) Service Management
5 101 (5.41%) Project Management
6 94 (5.03%) Information Security
7 88 (4.71%) Cybersecurity
8 75 (4.01%) Agile Software Development
9 72 (3.85%) Service Delivery
10 65 (3.48%) DevOps
10 65 (3.48%) Migration
11 63 (3.37%) SIEM
12 61 (3.27%) Stakeholder Management
13 58 (3.10%) IT Strategy
14 57 (3.05%) Data Protection
15 55 (2.94%) Break/Fix
16 49 (2.62%) Continuous Improvement
17 48 (2.57%) Incident Management
18 46 (2.46%) ITSM
18 46 (2.46%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 174 (9.31%) SQL
2 141 (7.55%) PowerShell
3 46 (2.46%) Bash Shell
4 40 (2.14%) Python
5 31 (1.66%) VBScript
6 24 (1.28%) C
7 23 (1.23%) Java
7 23 (1.23%) Ruby
7 23 (1.23%) Shell Script
7 23 (1.23%) T-SQL
8 18 (0.96%) C#
8 18 (0.96%) Perl
9 14 (0.75%) PHP
10 11 (0.59%) VB
11 8 (0.43%) JavaScript
12 7 (0.37%) Korn
13 6 (0.32%) Bourne shell
14 5 (0.27%) C++
14 5 (0.27%) Go
14 5 (0.27%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 186 (9.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 134 (7.17%) Degree
3 114 (6.10%) MCSE
4 95 (5.09%) Cisco Certification
5 89 (4.76%) MCSA
6 87 (4.66%) CCNA
7 75 (4.01%) CISSP
7 75 (4.01%) Security Cleared
8 72 (3.85%) MCP
9 47 (2.52%) SC Cleared
10 43 (2.30%) CEH
11 42 (2.25%) CISM
12 39 (2.09%) DV Cleared
13 24 (1.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 23 (1.23%) CCNP
14 23 (1.23%) CISA
15 20 (1.07%) A+ Certification
16 19 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
17 17 (0.91%) MCITP
18 16 (0.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (5.62%) SLA
2 84 (4.50%) GDPR
3 56 (3.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 53 (2.84%) PMO
5 26 (1.39%) PCI DSS
6 15 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 9 (0.48%) QA
8 7 (0.37%) COBIT
9 5 (0.27%) ISO 9001
9 5 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 15288
10 3 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
10 3 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 2 (0.11%) DICOM
11 2 (0.11%) HL7
11 2 (0.11%) PSD2
11 2 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 866 (46.36%) Active Directory
2 288 (15.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 241 (12.90%) Hyper-V
4 77 (4.12%) XenApp
5 55 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
6 45 (2.41%) Virtual Machines
7 37 (1.98%) vSphere
8 26 (1.39%) Virtual Servers
9 21 (1.12%) XenDesktop
10 20 (1.07%) Terminal Services
11 15 (0.80%) VMware Workstation
12 14 (0.75%) Docker
12 14 (0.75%) VirtualBox
13 12 (0.64%) DFS Replication
14 10 (0.54%) Firmware
14 10 (0.54%) VMware Server
15 8 (0.43%) Terminal Server
16 7 (0.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 6 (0.32%) KVM
18 4 (0.21%) Xen
Systems Management
1 149 (7.98%) SCCM
2 30 (1.61%) WSUS
3 28 (1.50%) Ansible
4 24 (1.28%) Backup Exec
4 24 (1.28%) vCenter Server
5 22 (1.18%) Puppet
5 22 (1.18%) SCVMM
6 16 (0.86%) vRealize
7 14 (0.75%) SCOM
8 12 (0.64%) NetBackup
8 12 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
9 10 (0.54%) Kubernetes
9 10 (0.54%) Nagios
10 9 (0.48%) Terraform
11 8 (0.43%) IBM BigFix
11 8 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
11 8 (0.43%) Microsoft Intune
12 7 (0.37%) AirWatch
12 7 (0.37%) Cacti
12 7 (0.37%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 747 (39.99%) Microsoft
2 510 (27.30%) VMware
3 311 (16.65%) Cisco
4 178 (9.53%) Citrix
5 104 (5.57%) HP
6 69 (3.69%) Apple
7 56 (3.00%) Intel
8 51 (2.73%) Red Hat
9 50 (2.68%) SolarWinds
10 45 (2.41%) NetApp
11 44 (2.36%) Symantec
12 42 (2.25%) Google
13 40 (2.14%) Dell
13 40 (2.14%) EMC
14 39 (2.09%) Ivanti
15 38 (2.03%) Veeam
16 35 (1.87%) Oracle
17 33 (1.77%) Mitel
18 27 (1.45%) SonicWALL
19 25 (1.34%) Avaya