Period
to 13 November 2018

The median annual salary for an IT Engineer was £32,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 13 November 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
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 283 292 329
Rank change year-on-year +9 +37 +40
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Engineer 1,925 2,070 1,785
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.18% 1.15% 0.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.23% 1.20% 0.98%
Number of salaries quoted 1,619 1,682 1,685
UK median annual salary £32,000 £30,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £21,000 £20,500 £19,750
90th Percentile £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £30,000 £28,500 £28,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +3.64%

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 156,168 172,304 181,848
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.89% 95.96% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 125,823 138,196 152,196
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +4.94%

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 13 November 2018.

Salary histogram for IT Engineer in the UK

IT Engineer
Top 18 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 13 November 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 +13 1,807 £32,000 +6.67% 274
UK excluding London -12 1,187 £30,000 +5.26% 216
London +18 692 £33,000 -8.33% 68
South East +2 401 £31,500 +14.55% 73
North of England +7 247 £27,500 -8.33% 42
South West +18 194 £28,000 +19.15% 23
East of England +14 155 £31,500 +5.00% 33
Midlands -1 132 £27,000 -6.09% 35
North West +1 126 £27,500 -1.79% 24
Yorkshire -26 95 £26,750 -17.69% 17
West Midlands +45 80 £25,000 -19.35% 19
East Midlands -22 54 £28,000 +1.82% 16
Scotland -15 37 £38,000 -5.00% 4
Wales -16 27 £33,500 +15.52% 6
North East +16 26 £26,500 -1.85% 1
Northern Ireland -1 3 £27,500 +15.79%
Isle of Man +10 2 - -
Channel Islands - 2 £32,500 -

IT Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 November 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 1,281 (66.55%) Windows
2 906 (47.06%) Active Directory
3 817 (42.44%) Microsoft
4 634 (32.94%) Windows Server
5 578 (30.03%) Office 365
6 515 (26.75%) VMware
7 449 (23.32%) Microsoft Office
8 409 (21.25%) Firewall
9 349 (18.13%) Windows 10
10 342 (17.77%) MS Exchange
11 338 (17.56%) ITIL
12 332 (17.25%) DNS
13 331 (17.19%) Windows 7
14 323 (16.78%) Cisco
15 317 (16.47%) Windows Server 2012
16 303 (15.74%) VMware Infrastructure
17 294 (15.27%) Problem-Solving
18 291 (15.12%) Linux
19 289 (15.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 287 (14.91%) Windows Server 2008
21 280 (14.55%) TCP/IP
22 267 (13.87%) DHCP
23 258 (13.40%) Microsoft Azure
24 229 (11.90%) Hyper-V
25 204 (10.60%) Citrix
26 200 (10.39%) SQL
27 196 (10.18%) LAN
28 183 (9.51%) SQL Server
28 183 (9.51%) Microsoft Certification
28 183 (9.51%) 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
1 342 (17.77%) MS Exchange
2 132 (6.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 108 (5.61%) SharePoint
4 93 (4.83%) Exchange Server 2013
5 72 (3.74%) Skype for Business
6 42 (2.18%) IIS
7 30 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2003
8 28 (1.45%) Apache
9 19 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2007
10 16 (0.83%) Confluence
11 14 (0.73%) CMS
12 11 (0.57%) Cloud Foundry
13 9 (0.47%) nginx
13 9 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
14 8 (0.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 6 (0.31%) Site Server
15 6 (0.31%) Tomcat
15 6 (0.31%) WebSphere
16 4 (0.21%) WebSphere Application Server
16 4 (0.21%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 449 (23.32%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (1.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (0.68%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.26%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.21%) AutoCAD
8 3 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.052%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.052%) CATIA
10 1 (0.052%) QuarkXPress
10 1 (0.052%) Revit
Business Applications
1 11 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
2 10 (0.52%) Maximo
3 6 (0.31%) Misys Midas
4 4 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.21%) Oracle Retail
4 4 (0.21%) TRIRIGA
5 3 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.10%) Eikon
6 2 (0.10%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.052%) C-CURE
7 1 (0.052%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.052%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.052%) PlanetPress Connect
7 1 (0.052%) Sage 50
7 1 (0.052%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.052%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 578 (30.03%) Office 365
2 258 (13.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 124 (6.44%) Amazon AWS
4 40 (2.08%) Azure Active Directory
5 36 (1.87%) Mimecast
6 23 (1.19%) G Suite
7 22 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
8 18 (0.94%) IaaS
9 17 (0.88%) Google Cloud Platform
10 13 (0.68%) Slack
11 11 (0.57%) SaaS
12 7 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
13 6 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
13 6 (0.31%) IBM Cloud
13 6 (0.31%) OneDrive
13 6 (0.31%) PaaS
14 5 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 4 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Cloud
16 3 (0.16%) Amazon Glacier
16 3 (0.16%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 409 (21.25%) Firewall
2 332 (17.25%) DNS
3 280 (14.55%) TCP/IP
4 267 (13.87%) DHCP
5 196 (10.18%) LAN
6 170 (8.83%) WAN
7 150 (7.79%) VPN
8 131 (6.81%) Wireless
9 129 (6.70%) SAN
10 117 (6.08%) VoIP
11 74 (3.84%) Skype
12 68 (3.53%) Internet
13 58 (3.01%) VLAN
14 56 (2.91%) Wi-Fi
15 48 (2.49%) Network Security
16 44 (2.29%) IP Telephony
17 33 (1.71%) SSL
18 29 (1.51%) Remote Desktop
19 28 (1.45%) MPLS
20 27 (1.40%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 183 (9.51%) SQL Server
2 43 (2.23%) MySQL
3 21 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (0.73%) SQL Server 2005
5 11 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (0.52%) Oracle Database
7 9 (0.47%) SQL Server 2016
8 8 (0.42%) Relational Database
9 7 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (0.36%) SQL Server 2014
10 5 (0.26%) Power BI
11 4 (0.21%) Amazon QuickSight
11 4 (0.21%) BusinessObjects
11 4 (0.21%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
11 4 (0.21%) Cosmos DB
11 4 (0.21%) Looker
11 4 (0.21%) Oracle Database 10g
11 4 (0.21%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (0.21%) Oracle Database 12c
11 4 (0.21%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 33 (1.71%) JIRA
2 18 (0.94%) Git (software)
3 12 (0.62%) Subversion
4 11 (0.57%) Jenkins
5 6 (0.31%) CF BOSH
6 5 (0.26%) Rational DOORS
6 5 (0.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 4 (0.21%) Bitbucket
7 4 (0.21%) CocoaPods
7 4 (0.21%) Oracle APEX
7 4 (0.21%) PVCS
7 4 (0.21%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (0.21%) Toad
7 4 (0.21%) Xcode
8 3 (0.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (0.16%) Phabricator
9 2 (0.10%) PEAR
9 2 (0.10%) Selenium
9 2 (0.10%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.10%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 183 (9.51%) Finance
2 95 (4.94%) Telecoms
3 71 (3.69%) Retail
4 48 (2.49%) Banking
5 33 (1.71%) Manufacturing
6 32 (1.66%) Legal
7 31 (1.61%) Publishing
8 25 (1.30%) Marketing
9 19 (0.99%) Investment Banking
10 16 (0.83%) Financial Institution
10 16 (0.83%) Law
11 15 (0.78%) Advertising
12 13 (0.68%) French Language
12 13 (0.68%) Games
13 12 (0.62%) Electronics
14 11 (0.57%) Back Office
15 8 (0.42%) Automotive
15 8 (0.42%) Front Office
16 7 (0.36%) Military
17 4 (0.21%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (3.48%) Middleware
2 28 (1.45%) Web Services
3 18 (0.94%) .NET
4 15 (0.78%) LAMP
5 10 (0.52%) HTML
6 9 (0.47%) CSS
6 9 (0.47%) Flash
7 8 (0.42%) 802.1X
8 7 (0.36%) LDAP
9 5 (0.26%) ASP.NET
9 5 (0.26%) REST
9 5 (0.26%) WebSphere MQ
10 4 (0.21%) Redux
10 4 (0.21%) Spring
10 4 (0.21%) XML
11 3 (0.16%) FreeSWITCH
11 3 (0.16%) jQuery
11 3 (0.16%) LEMP Stack
11 3 (0.16%) WAP
12 2 (0.10%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 119 (6.18%) Data Centre
2 112 (5.82%) Driving Licence
3 89 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
4 79 (4.10%) Self-Motivation
5 64 (3.32%) Fat Client
5 64 (3.32%) Thin Client
6 63 (3.27%) Management Information System
7 37 (1.92%) iPhone
8 35 (1.82%) Video Conferencing
9 32 (1.66%) Clustering
10 30 (1.56%) Computer Science
10 30 (1.56%) EPoS
10 30 (1.56%) Fintech
11 21 (1.09%) CCTV
11 21 (1.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 21 (1.09%) iPad
12 19 (0.99%) Blackberry
12 19 (0.99%) PDA
12 19 (0.99%) Replication
13 16 (0.83%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1,281 (66.55%) Windows
2 634 (32.94%) Windows Server
3 349 (18.13%) Windows 10
4 331 (17.19%) Windows 7
5 317 (16.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 291 (15.12%) Linux
7 287 (14.91%) Windows Server 2008
8 116 (6.03%) Windows 8
9 78 (4.05%) Unix
10 66 (3.43%) Android
11 64 (3.32%) Apple iOS
12 61 (3.17%) Windows Server 2003
13 38 (1.97%) Mac OS X
13 38 (1.97%) Windows XP
14 36 (1.87%) Mac OS
15 26 (1.35%) CentOS
15 26 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 25 (1.30%) Ubuntu
17 13 (0.68%) Windows 2000 Server
18 8 (0.42%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 338 (17.56%) ITIL
2 294 (15.27%) Problem-Solving
3 289 (15.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 124 (6.44%) Service Management
5 114 (5.92%) Project Management
6 106 (5.51%) Cybersecurity
7 84 (4.36%) Agile Software Development
7 84 (4.36%) Information Security
8 70 (3.64%) DevOps
8 70 (3.64%) IT Strategy
9 65 (3.38%) Disaster Recovery
10 64 (3.32%) Service Delivery
10 64 (3.32%) SIEM
11 59 (3.06%) Migration
12 47 (2.44%) Data Protection
13 46 (2.39%) Incident Management
13 46 (2.39%) Mentoring
14 44 (2.29%) Kalman Filter
15 42 (2.18%) Break/Fix
16 41 (2.13%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 200 (10.39%) SQL
2 116 (6.03%) PowerShell
3 33 (1.71%) Python
4 30 (1.56%) Bash Shell
5 24 (1.25%) Java
5 24 (1.25%) Shell Script
6 21 (1.09%) T-SQL
7 18 (0.94%) C#
8 16 (0.83%) Ruby
9 15 (0.78%) C
9 15 (0.78%) VBScript
10 14 (0.73%) PHP
11 12 (0.62%) Perl
12 11 (0.57%) JavaScript
13 5 (0.26%) PL/SQL
13 5 (0.26%) VB
14 4 (0.21%) Apple Swift
14 4 (0.21%) Go
14 4 (0.21%) Java 8
14 4 (0.21%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 183 (9.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 140 (7.27%) Degree
3 113 (5.87%) MCSE
4 103 (5.35%) Cisco Certification
5 92 (4.78%) CCNA
6 87 (4.52%) CISSP
7 79 (4.10%) MCSA
8 66 (3.43%) MCP
8 66 (3.43%) Security Cleared
9 45 (2.34%) CISM
10 42 (2.18%) CEH
11 32 (1.66%) SC Cleared
11 32 (1.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 27 (1.40%) CCNP
12 27 (1.40%) DV Cleared
12 27 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
13 26 (1.35%) MCITP
14 23 (1.19%) CISA
15 21 (1.09%) A+ Certification
16 17 (0.88%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (5.40%) SLA
2 62 (3.22%) PMO
3 48 (2.49%) GDPR
3 48 (2.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 21 (1.09%) PCI DSS
5 20 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 16 (0.83%) QA
7 6 (0.31%) COBIT
8 5 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
8 5 (0.26%) ISO 9001
8 5 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 15288
9 4 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 3 (0.16%) HL7
11 2 (0.10%) DICOM
11 2 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.052%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 906 (47.06%) Active Directory
2 303 (15.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 229 (11.90%) Hyper-V
4 70 (3.64%) XenApp
5 53 (2.75%) vSphere
6 44 (2.29%) Virtual Machines
7 37 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
8 30 (1.56%) Terminal Services
9 29 (1.51%) Virtual Servers
10 21 (1.09%) XenDesktop
11 15 (0.78%) Docker
12 14 (0.73%) VirtualBox
12 14 (0.73%) VMware Server
13 10 (0.52%) Terminal Server
14 9 (0.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 9 (0.47%) VMware Workstation
15 7 (0.36%) Firmware
16 4 (0.21%) DFS Replication
16 4 (0.21%) iptables
16 4 (0.21%) Xen
Systems Management
1 128 (6.65%) SCCM
2 23 (1.19%) WSUS
3 22 (1.14%) Ansible
4 21 (1.09%) Puppet
5 19 (0.99%) Backup Exec
6 17 (0.88%) vRealize
7 16 (0.83%) Microsoft Intune
7 16 (0.83%) SCOM
8 14 (0.73%) NetBackup
8 14 (0.73%) SCVMM
9 13 (0.68%) vCenter Server
10 12 (0.62%) Cacti
10 12 (0.62%) Norton AntiVirus
11 11 (0.57%) Microsoft Clustering
12 10 (0.52%) AirWatch
13 9 (0.47%) Nagios
13 9 (0.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 9 (0.47%) ZABBIX
14 8 (0.42%) Single Sign-On
15 6 (0.31%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 817 (42.44%) Microsoft
2 515 (26.75%) VMware
3 323 (16.78%) Cisco
4 204 (10.60%) Citrix
5 108 (5.61%) HP
6 78 (4.05%) Apple
7 51 (2.65%) Intel
8 49 (2.55%) NetApp
9 48 (2.49%) SolarWinds
9 48 (2.49%) Veeam
10 42 (2.18%) Dell
10 42 (2.18%) Red Hat
11 39 (2.03%) EMC
12 38 (1.97%) Mitel
13 36 (1.87%) Google
14 34 (1.77%) Oracle
15 32 (1.66%) Avaya
16 31 (1.61%) Symantec
17 30 (1.56%) Sophos
18 23 (1.19%) McAfee