Period
to 25 October 2021

The median annual salary for an IT Engineer was £33,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 October 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
25 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 326 275 266
Rank change year-on-year -51 -9 +24
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Engineer 1,317 567 1,749
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.04% 1.16% 1.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.14% 1.22% 1.34%
Number of salaries quoted 1,184 495 1,546
10th Percentile £22,750 £22,500 £22,500
25th Percentile £26,250 £27,250 £25,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £33,000 £36,500 £31,500
Median % change year-on-year -9.59% +15.87% -1.56%
75th Percentile £43,750 £46,250 £40,000
90th Percentile £55,000 £53,750 £47,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £32,500 £34,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year -4.41% +13.33% -

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 115,266 46,438 130,328
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.22% 95.01% 95.66%
Number of salaries quoted 79,832 38,881 105,323
10th Percentile £31,764 £32,500 £28,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,534 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +0.97% +10.00% -
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 25 October 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 25 October 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 -33 1,214 £33,500 -8.22% 503
UK excluding London -10 1,004 £32,500 -4.41% 484
London -119 297 £40,000 -11.11% 62
North of England +10 284 £27,500 -19.71% 146
South East -70 224 £32,750 +0.77% 98
Midlands -42 199 £37,500 - 91
Work from Home -165 157 £37,500 -21.05% 48
North West -7 150 £30,000 -17.81% 78
West Midlands -58 123 £36,500 -2.67% 44
South West -44 113 £30,250 -17.41% 52
Yorkshire -35 103 £27,500 -15.38% 56
East of England -35 96 £35,000 +27.27% 54
Scotland -28 77 £27,500 -42.11% 21
East Midlands -35 74 £37,500 -6.25% 46
North East -10 31 £26,000 -28.28% 12
Wales -49 13 £30,250 +0.83% 20

IT Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 October 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.

1 834 (63.33%) Windows
2 715 (54.29%) Microsoft 365
3 679 (51.56%) Active Directory
4 663 (50.34%) Microsoft
5 477 (36.22%) Windows Server
6 393 (29.84%) VMware
7 384 (29.16%) Azure
8 331 (25.13%) Social Skills
9 321 (24.37%) Firewall
10 307 (23.31%) Windows 10
11 251 (19.06%) VMware Infrastructure
12 223 (16.93%) DNS
12 223 (16.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 215 (16.32%) Hyper-V
14 211 (16.02%) Microsoft Office
15 203 (15.41%) Cisco
16 192 (14.58%) DHCP
17 190 (14.43%) TCP/IP
18 169 (12.83%) Problem-Solving
18 169 (12.83%) ITIL
19 164 (12.45%) LAN
20 161 (12.22%) WAN
20 161 (12.22%) Linux
21 144 (10.93%) VPN
22 137 (10.40%) Windows Server 2012
23 134 (10.17%) SLA
24 130 (9.87%) SQL
24 130 (9.87%) MS Exchange
25 128 (9.72%) AWS
26 126 (9.57%) SharePoint

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
1 130 (9.87%) MS Exchange
2 126 (9.57%) SharePoint
3 57 (4.33%) IIS
4 18 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
5 17 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2013
6 11 (0.84%) Confluence
6 11 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2007
6 11 (0.84%) Skype for Business
7 6 (0.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (0.38%) Apache
8 5 (0.38%) nginx
9 3 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.076%) Moodle
10 1 (0.076%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.076%) SAS
10 1 (0.076%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.076%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.076%) WordPress
Applications
1 211 (16.02%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (2.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (1.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.38%) Photoshop
4 5 (0.38%) Siemens NX
4 5 (0.38%) Solid Edge
5 4 (0.30%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.23%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.076%) 1Password
7 1 (0.076%) Revit
Business Applications
1 8 (0.61%) Dynamics NAV
2 5 (0.38%) Teamcenter
3 4 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.23%) Workfront
5 2 (0.15%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 715 (54.29%) Microsoft 365
2 384 (29.16%) Azure
3 128 (9.72%) AWS
4 104 (7.90%) Azure Active Directory
5 43 (3.26%) OneDrive
6 31 (2.35%) Google Workspace
7 28 (2.13%) SaaS
8 26 (1.97%) Power Platform
9 23 (1.75%) IaaS
10 13 (0.99%) PaaS
11 12 (0.91%) Mimecast
12 10 (0.76%) PowerApps
13 8 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
13 8 (0.61%) Cohesity
14 7 (0.53%) GCP
15 6 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
15 6 (0.46%) Azure Data Factory
16 5 (0.38%) Azure Stack
16 5 (0.38%) Dynamics 365
16 5 (0.38%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 321 (24.37%) Firewall
2 223 (16.93%) DNS
3 192 (14.58%) DHCP
4 190 (14.43%) TCP/IP
5 164 (12.45%) LAN
6 161 (12.22%) WAN
7 144 (10.93%) VPN
8 122 (9.26%) Wireless
9 97 (7.37%) VoIP
10 91 (6.91%) VLAN
11 77 (5.85%) Wi-Fi
12 62 (4.71%) SAN
13 57 (4.33%) Network Security
14 33 (2.51%) MPLS
15 32 (2.43%) Remote Desktop
16 31 (2.35%) Internet
17 29 (2.20%) NAS
18 24 (1.82%) WLAN
19 23 (1.75%) IP Telephony
19 23 (1.75%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (6.23%) SQL Server
2 21 (1.59%) Amazon RDS
3 16 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (0.84%) Power BI
5 9 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (0.38%) MariaDB
7 5 (0.38%) NoSQL
7 5 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (0.38%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (0.30%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (0.23%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.23%) SQL Server 2019
10 2 (0.15%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.076%) Azure SQL Database
11 1 (0.076%) BusinessObjects
11 1 (0.076%) DataStage
11 1 (0.076%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 21 (1.59%) JIRA
2 10 (0.76%) Git (software)
3 6 (0.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 5 (0.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 5 (0.38%) Terragrunt
5 4 (0.30%) Tricentis qTest
6 3 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.15%) Cypress.io
7 2 (0.15%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.15%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.076%) Burp Suite
8 1 (0.076%) GitLab
8 1 (0.076%) Metasploit
8 1 (0.076%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.076%) sqlmap
8 1 (0.076%) Subversion
General
1 331 (25.13%) Social Skills
2 102 (7.74%) Finance
3 82 (6.23%) Manufacturing
4 71 (5.39%) Analytical Skills
5 65 (4.94%) Organisational Skills
5 65 (4.94%) Retail
6 55 (4.18%) Telecoms
7 50 (3.80%) Law
8 39 (2.96%) Legal
9 33 (2.51%) Public Sector
10 14 (1.06%) Marketing
11 11 (0.84%) Influencing Skills
12 10 (0.76%) Automotive
12 10 (0.76%) Back Office
13 9 (0.68%) Advertising
14 8 (0.61%) Games
15 7 (0.53%) Banking
16 6 (0.46%) Documentation Skills
16 6 (0.46%) Electronics
17 5 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (2.73%) Web Services
2 16 (1.21%) REST
3 14 (1.06%) .NET
3 14 (1.06%) SAML
4 10 (0.76%) SOAP
5 9 (0.68%) .NET Framework
6 8 (0.61%) JSON
6 8 (0.61%) OAuth
6 8 (0.61%) XML
7 6 (0.46%) .NET Core
7 6 (0.46%) LAMP
8 5 (0.38%) LAPP Stack
8 5 (0.38%) LEMP Stack
9 4 (0.30%) EDI
9 4 (0.30%) LDAP
10 3 (0.23%) AngularJS
10 3 (0.23%) CSS
10 3 (0.23%) Entity Framework
10 3 (0.23%) HTML
10 3 (0.23%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 96 (7.29%) Data Centre
2 81 (6.15%) Self-Motivation
3 58 (4.40%) Driving Licence
4 43 (3.26%) Clustering
5 34 (2.58%) EPoS
6 33 (2.51%) Management Information System
7 29 (2.20%) User Experience
8 26 (1.97%) Replication
9 22 (1.67%) Smartphone
10 15 (1.14%) Analytical Mindset
11 14 (1.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 14 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
12 12 (0.91%) Hybrid Cloud
12 12 (0.91%) Public Cloud
13 10 (0.76%) CCTV
13 10 (0.76%) iPhone
14 9 (0.68%) CMDB
14 9 (0.68%) FMCG
14 9 (0.68%) PKI
15 8 (0.61%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 834 (63.33%) Windows
2 477 (36.22%) Windows Server
3 307 (23.31%) Windows 10
4 161 (12.22%) Linux
5 137 (10.40%) Windows Server 2012
6 123 (9.34%) Windows Server 2016
7 93 (7.06%) Windows 7
8 89 (6.76%) Windows Server 2019
9 47 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
10 37 (2.81%) Mac OS
11 33 (2.51%) Android
11 33 (2.51%) Apple iOS
12 30 (2.28%) Mac OS X
13 26 (1.97%) Windows 8
14 24 (1.82%) Unix
15 17 (1.29%) CentOS
16 16 (1.21%) Ubuntu
17 14 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 5 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
19 4 (0.30%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 223 (16.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 169 (12.83%) ITIL
2 169 (12.83%) Problem-Solving
3 80 (6.07%) Migration
4 79 (6.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 77 (5.85%) Information Security
6 67 (5.09%) Cybersecurity
7 60 (4.56%) Service Delivery
8 49 (3.72%) Project Delivery
9 48 (3.64%) Project Management
10 47 (3.57%) Incident Management
11 46 (3.49%) Root Cause Analysis
12 42 (3.19%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 39 (2.96%) Mentoring
14 38 (2.89%) DevOps
15 36 (2.73%) Service Management
16 35 (2.66%) Agile Software Development
16 35 (2.66%) Data Loss Prevention
16 35 (2.66%) Kalman Filter
17 34 (2.58%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 130 (9.87%) SQL
2 126 (9.57%) PowerShell
3 39 (2.96%) Python
4 27 (2.05%) Bash Shell
5 15 (1.14%) C
6 12 (0.91%) Shell Script
6 12 (0.91%) T-SQL
7 11 (0.84%) C#
8 6 (0.46%) Java
9 5 (0.38%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.23%) Ruby
11 2 (0.15%) PHP
11 2 (0.15%) VBA
11 2 (0.15%) VBScript
12 1 (0.076%) AWK
12 1 (0.076%) Go
12 1 (0.076%) Groovy
12 1 (0.076%) Korn
12 1 (0.076%) Perl
Qualifications
1 90 (6.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 59 (4.48%) Degree
3 55 (4.18%) Cisco Certification
4 51 (3.87%) CCNA
5 42 (3.19%) MCSA
6 36 (2.73%) MCSE
7 21 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
7 21 (1.59%) MCITP
8 20 (1.52%) Security Cleared
9 18 (1.37%) MCP
10 16 (1.21%) DBS Check
11 14 (1.06%) A+ Certification
11 14 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
11 14 (1.06%) Network+ Certification
12 13 (0.99%) CISSP
13 12 (0.91%) SC Cleared
14 11 (0.84%) Citrix Certification
15 10 (0.76%) CCNP
16 9 (0.68%) DV Cleared
16 9 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 134 (10.17%) SLA
2 62 (4.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 26 (1.97%) Cyber Essentials
4 20 (1.52%) GDPR
5 15 (1.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 13 (0.99%) QA
7 11 (0.84%) PCI DSS
8 8 (0.61%) ISO 22301
8 8 (0.61%) NIST
9 3 (0.23%) COBIT
9 3 (0.23%) GRC
9 3 (0.23%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.15%) Accessibility
10 2 (0.15%) GxP
11 1 (0.076%) GAMP
11 1 (0.076%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 1 (0.076%) NCSC
11 1 (0.076%) RMADS
11 1 (0.076%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 679 (51.56%) Active Directory
2 251 (19.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 215 (16.32%) Hyper-V
4 41 (3.11%) VMware ESXi
5 34 (2.58%) Virtual Servers
6 32 (2.43%) vSphere
7 27 (2.05%) XenApp
8 20 (1.52%) XenDesktop
9 13 (0.99%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 12 (0.91%) Virtual Desktop
11 11 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
12 8 (0.61%) Docker
12 8 (0.61%) Firmware
12 8 (0.61%) RHEV
12 8 (0.61%) Terminal Services
13 5 (0.38%) iptables
14 3 (0.23%) Xen
15 2 (0.15%) KVM
15 2 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
16 1 (0.076%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 105 (7.97%) Microsoft Intune
2 101 (7.67%) SCCM
3 26 (1.97%) WSUS
4 24 (1.82%) Microsoft Clustering
5 22 (1.67%) Ansible
6 20 (1.52%) Terraform
7 17 (1.29%) Puppet
8 14 (1.06%) SCOM
9 13 (0.99%) CASB
10 12 (0.91%) Single Sign-On
11 10 (0.76%) Backup Exec
11 10 (0.76%) FortiGate
11 10 (0.76%) Jamf Pro
12 9 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
12 9 (0.68%) vCenter Server
13 8 (0.61%) CSIRT
13 8 (0.61%) NetBackup
14 7 (0.53%) Failover Clustering
14 7 (0.53%) Kubernetes
14 7 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 663 (50.34%) Microsoft
2 393 (29.84%) VMware
3 203 (15.41%) Cisco
4 90 (6.83%) Citrix
5 76 (5.77%) Apple
6 74 (5.62%) Veeam
7 48 (3.64%) Dell
8 44 (3.34%) Meraki
9 41 (3.11%) HP
10 32 (2.43%) SAP
11 28 (2.13%) ServiceNow
12 27 (2.05%) Google
13 26 (1.97%) NetApp
14 23 (1.75%) Red Hat
15 21 (1.59%) Mitel
15 21 (1.59%) SolarWinds
16 19 (1.44%) Fortinet
17 17 (1.29%) Sophos
18 14 (1.06%) Okta
18 14 (1.06%) Salesforce.com