Period
to 1 December 2021

The median annual salary for a Site Engineer was £82,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 1 December 2021.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Site Engineer
UK
6 months to
1 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 600 506 816
Rank change year-on-year -94 +310 +185
Permanent jobs requiring a Site Engineer 505 231 246
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.39% 0.42% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.44% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 429 206 168
10th Percentile £55,000 £48,125 £46,250
25th Percentile £65,000 £53,750 £56,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £82,500 £65,000 £72,500
Median % change year-on-year +26.92% -10.34% -
75th Percentile £105,000 £80,000 £87,500
90th Percentile £120,000 £108,750 £97,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £67,500 £60,000 £60,750
% change year-on-year +12.50% -1.23% +15.71%

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 117,947 52,535 127,626
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.33% 95.12% 95.63%
Number of salaries quoted 82,204 44,215 103,461
10th Percentile £32,000 £32,148 £28,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -
75th Percentile £76,250 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

Site Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Site Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Site Engineer in the UK

Site Engineer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Site Engineer.

Salary trend for Site Engineer in the UK

Site Engineer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Site Engineer over the 6 months to 1 December 2021.

Salary histogram for Site Engineer in the UK

Site 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 Site Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 1 December 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 -117 445 £85,000 +30.77% 91
London -113 273 £95,000 +46.15% 52
UK excluding London -122 188 £67,500 +12.50% 44
Work from Home -200 120 £88,750 +36.54% 27
South East -118 71 £70,000 +16.67% 12
North of England -111 37 £67,500 +3.85% 13
Scotland -45 31 £55,000 +32.53% 5
Midlands -96 29 £65,000 +13.04% 1
West Midlands -92 21 £75,000 +30.43%
Yorkshire -84 16 £67,500 +3.85% 7
North West -88 15 £77,000 +28.33% 6
South West -61 13 £62,500 +66.67% 5
East Midlands -60 8 £65,000 - 1
North East -19 6 £60,000 -7.69%
East of England -103 4 £70,000 +16.67% 7
Wales - 4 £71,250 - 1

Site Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 December 2021, Site 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 Site Engineer in the job title.

1 489 (96.83%) Site Reliability Engineering
2 331 (65.54%) DevOps
3 329 (65.15%) AWS
4 312 (61.78%) Kubernetes
5 289 (57.23%) Python
6 277 (54.85%) Terraform
7 237 (46.93%) Docker
8 200 (39.60%) Azure
9 182 (36.04%) Infrastructure as Code
10 162 (32.08%) Java
11 151 (29.90%) Linux
12 147 (29.11%) Go
13 136 (26.93%) GCP
14 134 (26.53%) Grafana
15 127 (25.15%) Prometheus
16 125 (24.75%) Finance
17 109 (21.58%) Serverless
18 107 (21.19%) Microservices
19 106 (20.99%) Observability
20 104 (20.59%) GitLab
21 96 (19.01%) Greenfield Project
22 94 (18.61%) Ansible
23 89 (17.62%) Jenkins
23 89 (17.62%) Web Services
24 86 (17.03%) Bash Shell
25 83 (16.44%) Software Engineering
26 82 (16.24%) Deployment Automation
26 82 (16.24%) Amazon ECS
27 78 (15.45%) Asset Management
28 74 (14.65%) Artifactory

Site 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 17 (3.37%) Elasticsearch
1 17 (3.37%) nginx
2 6 (1.19%) Cloud Foundry
3 5 (0.99%) GemFire
4 3 (0.59%) Apache
4 3 (0.59%) Confluence
5 2 (0.40%) Apache Pulsar
5 2 (0.40%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.20%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.20%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.20%) Traefik
6 1 (0.20%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (0.59%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (0.40%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 329 (65.15%) AWS
2 200 (39.60%) Azure
3 136 (26.93%) GCP
4 109 (21.58%) Serverless
5 82 (16.24%) Amazon ECS
6 62 (12.28%) SaaS
7 39 (7.72%) GitHub
8 34 (6.73%) AWS Lambda
9 28 (5.54%) Cloud Computing
10 25 (4.95%) Amazon EC2
10 25 (4.95%) Amazon S3
10 25 (4.95%) AWS CloudFormation
11 24 (4.75%) PaaS
12 21 (4.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 18 (3.56%) AWS Fargate
13 18 (3.56%) Cloudflare
13 18 (3.56%) IBM Cloud
14 17 (3.37%) Amazon SQS
14 17 (3.37%) IaaS
15 13 (2.57%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 26 (5.15%) DNS
2 15 (2.97%) TCP/IP
3 12 (2.38%) Internet
4 9 (1.78%) Firewall
5 6 (1.19%) SSL
6 5 (0.99%) Calico
6 5 (0.99%) HTTP
6 5 (0.99%) Network Security
7 4 (0.79%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (0.79%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (0.59%) AMQP
8 3 (0.59%) DHCP
8 3 (0.59%) HTTPS
8 3 (0.59%) VLAN
8 3 (0.59%) VPN
9 1 (0.20%) IP Telephony
9 1 (0.20%) SNMP
9 1 (0.20%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (6.14%) PostgreSQL
2 26 (5.15%) MySQL
3 20 (3.96%) Amazon RDS
4 19 (3.76%) Redis
4 19 (3.76%) SQL Server
5 17 (3.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 16 (3.17%) NoSQL
7 15 (2.97%) Big Data
8 11 (2.18%) Apache Cassandra
9 10 (1.98%) MongoDB
10 7 (1.39%) Amazon Aurora
10 7 (1.39%) Hadoop
11 6 (1.19%) Power BI
12 5 (0.99%) InfluxDB
13 4 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
14 3 (0.59%) ArangoDB
14 3 (0.59%) Couchbase
15 2 (0.40%) Aerospike
15 2 (0.40%) CockroachDB
15 2 (0.40%) Scylla
Development Applications
1 104 (20.59%) GitLab
2 89 (17.62%) Jenkins
3 74 (14.65%) Artifactory
4 62 (12.28%) Git (software)
5 21 (4.16%) Subversion
6 19 (3.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 17 (3.37%) Cucumber
7 17 (3.37%) Selenium
8 10 (1.98%) JIRA
9 8 (1.58%) Octopus Deploy
9 8 (1.58%) TeamCity
10 7 (1.39%) JMeter
11 6 (1.19%) Gradle
12 5 (0.99%) gulp
12 5 (0.99%) Protractor
12 5 (0.99%) Sonatype Nexus
13 2 (0.40%) Bitbucket
13 2 (0.40%) CircleCI
13 2 (0.40%) GoCD
14 1 (0.20%) Cypress.io
General
1 125 (24.75%) Finance
2 68 (13.47%) Social Skills
3 29 (5.74%) Banking
4 22 (4.36%) Law
5 16 (3.17%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 11 (2.18%) Presentation Skills
7 8 (1.58%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (1.58%) Retail
8 7 (1.39%) Games
9 6 (1.19%) Documentation Skills
9 6 (1.19%) Telecoms
10 5 (0.99%) Military
11 4 (0.79%) Publishing
12 3 (0.59%) Advertising
12 3 (0.59%) International Banking
13 2 (0.40%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.40%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.40%) Retail Finance
14 1 (0.20%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.20%) Organisational Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (17.62%) Web Services
2 40 (7.92%) Kafka
3 24 (4.75%) .NET
3 24 (4.75%) Elastic Stack
3 24 (4.75%) Node.js
4 14 (2.77%) Velocity
5 9 (1.78%) RabbitMQ
5 9 (1.78%) Spring
5 9 (1.78%) Spring Boot
6 6 (1.19%) AngularJS
6 6 (1.19%) J2EE
6 6 (1.19%) Laravel
7 5 (0.99%) gRPC
7 5 (0.99%) Spring Integration
7 5 (0.99%) WireMock
8 4 (0.79%) Loki
8 4 (0.79%) React Native
9 3 (0.59%) boto
9 3 (0.59%) React
9 3 (0.59%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 96 (19.01%) Greenfield Project
2 18 (3.56%) Data Centre
3 15 (2.97%) Public Cloud
4 12 (2.38%) Data Protection Act
5 10 (1.98%) Hedge funds
5 10 (1.98%) Linux Command Line
5 10 (1.98%) Self-Motivation
6 9 (1.78%) Internet of Things
7 7 (1.39%) Algorithms
7 7 (1.39%) Cloud Native
8 6 (1.19%) Clustering
8 6 (1.19%) Home Automation
8 6 (1.19%) Hybrid Cloud
8 6 (1.19%) Legacy Systems
8 6 (1.19%) Mobile App
8 6 (1.19%) Smart Home
9 4 (0.79%) Management Information System
9 4 (0.79%) PKI
10 3 (0.59%) Blog
10 3 (0.59%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 151 (29.90%) Linux
2 41 (8.12%) Windows
3 19 (3.76%) Unix
4 14 (2.77%) Android
5 12 (2.38%) Ubuntu
6 10 (1.98%) Apple iOS
7 6 (1.19%) CentOS
7 6 (1.19%) Windows Server
8 5 (0.99%) Debian
8 5 (0.99%) Windows 10
9 4 (0.79%) CoreOS
9 4 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.59%) Solaris
10 3 (0.59%) SUSE
11 2 (0.40%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.40%) Windows Server 2016
11 2 (0.40%) Windows Server 2019
12 1 (0.20%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 489 (96.83%) Site Reliability Engineering
2 331 (65.54%) DevOps
3 182 (36.04%) Infrastructure as Code
4 107 (21.19%) Microservices
5 106 (20.99%) Observability
6 83 (16.44%) Software Engineering
7 82 (16.24%) Deployment Automation
8 78 (15.45%) Asset Management
9 71 (14.06%) Software Deployment
10 56 (11.09%) Problem-Solving
11 53 (10.50%) Agile Software Development
12 45 (8.91%) Fintech
13 39 (7.72%) Configuration Management
14 37 (7.33%) Analytics
15 29 (5.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 29 (5.74%) Test Automation
16 26 (5.15%) Incident Management
17 22 (4.36%) Continuous Integration
18 20 (3.96%) High Availability
18 20 (3.96%) Service-Level Objective
Programming Languages
1 289 (57.23%) Python
2 162 (32.08%) Java
3 147 (29.11%) Go
4 86 (17.03%) Bash Shell
5 54 (10.69%) Ruby
6 45 (8.91%) JavaScript
7 43 (8.51%) PowerShell
7 43 (8.51%) SQL
8 23 (4.55%) C#
9 20 (3.96%) Perl
10 13 (2.57%) C++
10 13 (2.57%) Shell Script
11 11 (2.18%) PHP
12 10 (1.98%) C
13 7 (1.39%) Rust
14 3 (0.59%) TypeScript
15 1 (0.20%) Clojure
15 1 (0.20%) PHP 7
15 1 (0.20%) Scala
15 1 (0.20%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (5.15%) Degree
2 10 (1.98%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (1.19%) AWS Certification
4 5 (0.99%) OCP
4 5 (0.99%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (0.40%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.40%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.20%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.20%) LPIC
6 1 (0.20%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.20%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.20%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.77%) QA
1 14 (2.77%) SLA
2 2 (0.40%) Accessibility
2 2 (0.40%) COSHH
2 2 (0.40%) GDPR
2 2 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 237 (46.93%) Docker
2 20 (3.96%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.99%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.59%) Ceph
5 3 (0.59%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.20%) GlusterFS
6 1 (0.20%) iptables
6 1 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.20%) Xen
Systems Management
1 312 (61.78%) Kubernetes
2 277 (54.85%) Terraform
3 134 (26.53%) Grafana
4 127 (25.15%) Prometheus
5 94 (18.61%) Ansible
6 48 (9.50%) Puppet
7 40 (7.92%) Opscode Chef
8 16 (3.17%) HAProxy
9 13 (2.57%) Graphite
10 6 (1.19%) Salt
11 5 (0.99%) Kibana
11 5 (0.99%) Pingdom
11 5 (0.99%) ZABBIX
12 4 (0.79%) Graylog
12 4 (0.79%) Microsoft Intune
13 3 (0.59%) Cobbler
13 3 (0.59%) Opsgenie
13 3 (0.59%) Red Hat Satellite
14 2 (0.40%) Docker Swarm
14 2 (0.40%) Icinga
Vendors
1 59 (11.68%) Google
2 50 (9.90%) New Relic
3 22 (4.36%) Splunk
4 19 (3.76%) IBM
5 12 (2.38%) F5
6 10 (1.98%) VMware
7 9 (1.78%) Oracle
8 8 (1.58%) Cadence
8 8 (1.58%) Cisco
9 7 (1.39%) AppDynamics
9 7 (1.39%) Microsoft
10 6 (1.19%) Meraki
10 6 (1.19%) PagerDuty
10 6 (1.19%) Red Hat
11 5 (0.99%) Dynatrace
11 5 (0.99%) PayPal
12 3 (0.59%) BMC
12 3 (0.59%) Dell
12 3 (0.59%) Facebook
12 3 (0.59%) SaltStack