Period
to 21 February 2018

The median annual salary for an IT Engineer was £30,056 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 February 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 312 339 339
Rank change year-on-year +27 0 +59
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Engineer 1,800 1,653 1,961
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.02% 0.94% 0.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.06% 0.97% 0.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1,552 1,538 1,784
UK median annual salary £30,056 £28,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.34% -6.67% +9.09%
10th Percentile £20,250 £19,500 £19,500
90th Percentile £52,500 £46,650 £51,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £30,000 £27,500 £28,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% -1.79% +5.66%

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 169,685 169,699 201,316
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.24% 96.47% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 139,125 141,017 168,280
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

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 21 February 2018.

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 21 February 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 +29 1,664 £31,000 +10.71% 370
UK excluding London +18 1,249 £30,000 +9.09% 308
London +53 511 £35,000 +9.38% 84
South East +13 392 £30,000 +9.09% 66
North of England -6 248 £32,000 +16.36% 75
South West +29 199 £25,250 +1.00% 45
Midlands +21 165 £30,000 - 62
East of England +24 155 £30,000 +13.21% 38
North West +4 126 £30,500 +17.31% 38
Yorkshire +7 112 £32,500 +1.56% 32
West Midlands -18 84 £31,500 +14.55% 35
East Midlands +28 81 £28,500 -28.75% 27
Wales +5 44 £29,500 +10.49% 5
Scotland -33 38 £30,000 +8.60% 15
North East -46 10 £29,000 +11.54% 5
Northern Ireland -12 8 £23,750 +7.95% 2
Isle of Man - 3 - -

IT Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 1,324 (73.56%) Windows
2 956 (53.11%) Active Directory
3 767 (42.61%) Windows Server
4 722 (40.11%) Microsoft
5 641 (35.61%) VMware
6 493 (27.39%) Office 365
7 457 (25.39%) Windows Server 2012
8 451 (25.06%) Windows Server 2008
9 445 (24.72%) Firewall
10 441 (24.50%) VMware Infrastructure
11 412 (22.89%) MS Exchange
12 372 (20.67%) Hyper-V
13 369 (20.50%) ITIL
14 366 (20.33%) Windows 7
15 350 (19.44%) Microsoft Office
16 309 (17.17%) DNS
16 309 (17.17%) Windows 10
17 308 (17.11%) Cisco
18 282 (15.67%) Citrix
19 260 (14.44%) Linux
20 257 (14.28%) Microsoft Certification
21 251 (13.94%) DHCP
22 246 (13.67%) SQL
23 244 (13.56%) TCP/IP
24 202 (11.22%) WAN
25 197 (10.94%) Finance
26 187 (10.39%) Microsoft Azure
27 186 (10.33%) LAN
28 182 (10.11%) Windows 8
29 177 (9.83%) Exchange Server 2010

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
1 412 (22.89%) MS Exchange
2 177 (9.83%) Exchange Server 2010
3 140 (7.78%) Exchange Server 2013
4 95 (5.28%) SharePoint
5 52 (2.89%) IIS
6 44 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2007
7 36 (2.00%) Skype for Business
8 17 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2003
9 16 (0.89%) Apache
10 8 (0.44%) OpenStack
11 7 (0.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 7 (0.39%) IBM Notes
11 7 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
12 6 (0.33%) CMS
12 6 (0.33%) nginx
13 5 (0.28%) Apache Spark
14 4 (0.22%) Tomcat
15 3 (0.17%) Oracle Workflow
15 3 (0.17%) WebLogic
15 3 (0.17%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 350 (19.44%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (1.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.50%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.50%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.11%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.056%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.056%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.056%) Maya
7 1 (0.056%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.39%) Cerner Millennium
3 5 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.22%) Elite 3E
4 4 (0.22%) SAP Business One
5 2 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
5 2 (0.11%) SystmOne
5 2 (0.11%) Workfront
6 1 (0.056%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.056%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
6 1 (0.056%) iTrent
6 1 (0.056%) MetaTrader
6 1 (0.056%) Orchard Housing
6 1 (0.056%) Pegasus Opera
6 1 (0.056%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.056%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.056%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 493 (27.39%) Office 365
2 187 (10.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 86 (4.78%) Amazon AWS
4 24 (1.33%) SaaS
5 16 (0.89%) Azure Active Directory
5 16 (0.89%) G Suite
6 10 (0.56%) npm
6 10 (0.56%) PaaS
7 9 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (0.50%) Mimecast
7 9 (0.50%) Slack
8 8 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
8 8 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
9 7 (0.39%) Amazon S3
9 7 (0.39%) CloudFront
10 6 (0.33%) IaaS
11 5 (0.28%) IBM Cloud
11 5 (0.28%) SoftLayer
12 4 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 3 (0.17%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 445 (24.72%) Firewall
2 309 (17.17%) DNS
3 251 (13.94%) DHCP
4 244 (13.56%) TCP/IP
5 202 (11.22%) WAN
6 186 (10.33%) LAN
7 149 (8.28%) SAN
8 139 (7.72%) VPN
9 132 (7.33%) VoIP
10 101 (5.61%) Wireless
11 98 (5.44%) VLAN
12 64 (3.56%) Internet
13 51 (2.83%) Network Security
14 47 (2.61%) Remote Desktop
15 42 (2.33%) Wi-Fi
16 38 (2.11%) Cisco ASA
17 28 (1.56%) SMS
17 28 (1.56%) SSL
18 25 (1.39%) NAS
19 24 (1.33%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 170 (9.44%) SQL Server
2 29 (1.61%) MySQL
3 18 (1.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 11 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
4 11 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (0.50%) Oracle Database
5 9 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (0.44%) Relational Database
7 7 (0.39%) Apache Cassandra
7 7 (0.39%) Big Data
7 7 (0.39%) Crystal Reports
7 7 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (0.33%) Amazon RDS
8 6 (0.33%) Electronic Patient Records
8 6 (0.33%) Hadoop
9 5 (0.28%) HBase
10 4 (0.22%) Apache Hive
10 4 (0.22%) Flink
10 4 (0.22%) Impala
Development Applications
1 36 (2.00%) Jenkins
2 34 (1.89%) Maven
3 22 (1.22%) Git (software)
4 19 (1.06%) Octopus Deploy
5 18 (1.00%) JIRA
6 14 (0.78%) Subversion
6 14 (0.78%) TeamCity
7 12 (0.67%) Selenium
8 11 (0.61%) Cucumber
8 11 (0.61%) Sonatype Nexus
9 10 (0.56%) gulp
9 10 (0.56%) Liquibase
10 9 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (0.33%) Apache Ivy
11 6 (0.33%) EasyMock
11 6 (0.33%) Gradle
11 6 (0.33%) Mockito
11 6 (0.33%) Spock
11 6 (0.33%) TestNG
11 6 (0.33%) Vagrant
General
1 197 (10.94%) Finance
2 86 (4.78%) Banking
3 69 (3.83%) Telecoms
4 61 (3.39%) Investment Banking
5 58 (3.22%) Manufacturing
6 53 (2.94%) Retail Banking
7 44 (2.44%) Retail
8 38 (2.11%) Advertising
8 38 (2.11%) Legal
9 37 (2.06%) Marketing
10 24 (1.33%) Law
11 16 (0.89%) Front Office
12 13 (0.72%) Games
13 10 (0.56%) Dutch Language
13 10 (0.56%) Electronics
14 8 (0.44%) Financial Institution
14 8 (0.44%) Military
15 7 (0.39%) Local Government
16 6 (0.33%) Arabic Language
17 5 (0.28%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (1.83%) Web Services
2 20 (1.11%) .NET
2 20 (1.11%) HTML
3 17 (0.94%) ASP.NET
3 17 (0.94%) Spring
4 11 (0.61%) HTML5
4 11 (0.61%) LDAP
4 11 (0.61%) Node.js
5 10 (0.56%) CSS
5 10 (0.56%) FIX Protocol
5 10 (0.56%) Spring MVC
6 6 (0.33%) Regular Expression
6 6 (0.33%) Spring Boot
6 6 (0.33%) Spring Integration
7 5 (0.28%) Java EE
7 5 (0.28%) Kafka
7 5 (0.28%) LAMP
7 5 (0.28%) Software Packaging
7 5 (0.28%) Spark Streaming
7 5 (0.28%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 125 (6.94%) Driving Licence
2 78 (4.33%) Analytical Skills
3 67 (3.72%) Computer Science
3 67 (3.72%) Data Centre
4 54 (3.00%) Management Information System
5 47 (2.61%) Fat Client
5 47 (2.61%) Thin Client
6 35 (1.94%) Linux Command Line
7 33 (1.83%) NHS
8 28 (1.56%) Smartphone
9 25 (1.39%) iPad
10 21 (1.17%) Clustering
10 21 (1.17%) iPhone
11 20 (1.11%) CCTV
12 18 (1.00%) Data Protection Act
13 16 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
14 15 (0.83%) Enterprise Storage
14 15 (0.83%) PDA
15 13 (0.72%) Blackberry
16 12 (0.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1,324 (73.56%) Windows
2 767 (42.61%) Windows Server
3 457 (25.39%) Windows Server 2012
4 451 (25.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 366 (20.33%) Windows 7
6 309 (17.17%) Windows 10
7 260 (14.44%) Linux
8 182 (10.11%) Windows 8
9 83 (4.61%) Unix
10 81 (4.50%) Windows Server 2003
11 64 (3.56%) Mac OS X
12 43 (2.39%) Windows XP
13 33 (1.83%) Android
14 31 (1.72%) Apple iOS
15 23 (1.28%) Mac OS
16 20 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 17 (0.94%) CentOS
18 13 (0.72%) Ubuntu
19 7 (0.39%) Debian
20 5 (0.28%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 369 (20.50%) ITIL
2 93 (5.17%) Agile Software Development
3 91 (5.06%) Information Security
4 88 (4.89%) Cybersecurity
5 81 (4.50%) Disaster Recovery
6 74 (4.11%) Migration
7 64 (3.56%) Asset Management
7 64 (3.56%) DevOps
8 57 (3.17%) Project Management
8 57 (3.17%) Wealth Management
9 54 (3.00%) Penetration Testing
10 47 (2.61%) SIEM
11 42 (2.33%) Kalman Filter
12 41 (2.28%) Vulnerability Management
13 40 (2.22%) Configuration Management
13 40 (2.22%) High Availability
14 39 (2.17%) Mentoring
14 39 (2.17%) Service Delivery
14 39 (2.17%) Software Engineering
15 36 (2.00%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 246 (13.67%) SQL
2 119 (6.61%) PowerShell
3 72 (4.00%) Java
4 35 (1.94%) JavaScript
5 31 (1.72%) Bash Shell
6 30 (1.67%) C#
7 27 (1.50%) C
7 27 (1.50%) Shell Script
8 26 (1.44%) Perl
9 25 (1.39%) Python
10 21 (1.17%) VBScript
11 20 (1.11%) T-SQL
12 15 (0.83%) PHP
13 14 (0.78%) VB
14 11 (0.61%) PL/SQL
15 9 (0.50%) C++
16 7 (0.39%) Groovy
17 5 (0.28%) Ruby
18 4 (0.22%) Korn
18 4 (0.22%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 257 (14.28%) Microsoft Certification
2 171 (9.50%) MCSE
3 150 (8.33%) Degree
4 143 (7.94%) Cisco Certification
5 138 (7.67%) CCNA
6 131 (7.28%) MCSA
7 61 (3.39%) MCP
8 58 (3.22%) Security Cleared
9 48 (2.67%) MCITP
10 44 (2.44%) CCNP
11 43 (2.39%) CISSP
12 38 (2.11%) Citrix Certification
12 38 (2.11%) Computer Science Degree
13 36 (2.00%) DBS Check
13 36 (2.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 33 (1.83%) CISM
15 25 (1.39%) SC Cleared
16 24 (1.33%) DV Cleared
17 22 (1.22%) A+ Certification
18 21 (1.17%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 140 (7.78%) SLA
2 50 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 29 (1.61%) QA
4 19 (1.06%) PCI DSS
5 18 (1.00%) GDPR
6 17 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 11 (0.61%) Cyber Essentials
8 7 (0.39%) PMO
9 4 (0.22%) FIPS 140-2
9 4 (0.22%) GCP
9 4 (0.22%) HIPAA
9 4 (0.22%) ISO 31000
10 2 (0.11%) DICOM
10 2 (0.11%) HL7
10 2 (0.11%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.11%) RMADS
11 1 (0.056%) COBIT
11 1 (0.056%) ECSS
11 1 (0.056%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 956 (53.11%) Active Directory
2 441 (24.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 372 (20.67%) Hyper-V
4 119 (6.61%) XenApp
5 79 (4.39%) XenDesktop
6 69 (3.83%) vSphere
7 65 (3.61%) VMware ESXi
8 63 (3.50%) VirtualBox
9 30 (1.67%) Docker
10 28 (1.56%) Virtual Servers
11 25 (1.39%) Terminal Services
12 19 (1.06%) Microsoft App-V
13 18 (1.00%) VMware Workstation
14 17 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
15 15 (0.83%) Virtual Desktop
16 13 (0.72%) XenServer
17 10 (0.56%) KVM
18 9 (0.50%) Xen
19 7 (0.39%) NFS
20 6 (0.33%) Samba
Systems Management
1 121 (6.72%) SCCM
2 41 (2.28%) Puppet
3 33 (1.83%) Opscode Chef
4 26 (1.44%) Backup Exec
4 26 (1.44%) WSUS
5 25 (1.39%) SCOM
6 17 (0.94%) vCenter Server
7 15 (0.83%) Ansible
8 14 (0.78%) Nagios
9 13 (0.72%) PowerBroker
10 12 (0.67%) McAfee ePO
11 10 (0.56%) Microsoft Clustering
12 9 (0.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 8 (0.44%) Nessus
13 8 (0.44%) Norton AntiVirus
14 7 (0.39%) Failover Clustering
14 7 (0.39%) FortiGate
15 6 (0.33%) Kubernetes
15 6 (0.33%) SCDPM
15 6 (0.33%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 722 (40.11%) Microsoft
2 641 (35.61%) VMware
3 308 (17.11%) Cisco
4 282 (15.67%) Citrix
5 119 (6.61%) Apple
6 87 (4.83%) HP
7 60 (3.33%) Intel
8 48 (2.67%) Dell
9 47 (2.61%) NetApp
10 45 (2.50%) Veeam
11 35 (1.94%) Avaya
12 31 (1.72%) Google
13 29 (1.61%) Oracle
14 28 (1.56%) CheckPoint
15 26 (1.44%) Symantec
16 25 (1.39%) F5
17 24 (1.33%) Juniper
17 24 (1.33%) Red Hat
18 23 (1.28%) SolarWinds
19 22 (1.22%) Meraki