Period
to 24 February 2020

The median annual salary for a Technical Engineer was £39,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 February 2020.

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

Technical Engineer
UK
6 months to
24 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 627 624 666
Rank change year-on-year -3 +42 -44
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Engineer 424 562 585
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.38% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.39% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 369 494 515
UK median annual salary £39,000 £33,600 £35,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.07% -5.35% +1.43%
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,000 £21,800
90th Percentile £78,000 £61,250 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £31,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +11.11%

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 117,190 143,118 168,818
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.50% 95.95% 96.37%
Number of salaries quoted 93,919 114,561 138,606
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

Technical Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Engineer in the UK

Technical Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Technical Engineer.

Salary trend for Technical Engineer in the UK

Technical Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Engineer over the 6 months to 24 February 2020.

Salary histogram for Technical Engineer in the UK

Technical Engineer
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 24 February 2020. 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 +22 402 £39,000 +14.71% 162
UK excluding London +31 296 £35,000 +11.11% 147
London +27 125 £40,000 - 31
South East -3 98 £39,000 +30.00% 36
North of England +82 87 £32,500 +12.07% 33
Yorkshire +72 48 £23,000 -40.65% 15
South West +34 41 £31,500 -3.08% 16
North West +35 39 £42,500 +43.52% 13
Midlands +15 28 £40,000 +45.45% 25
East of England +49 24 £47,500 +15.15% 21
West Midlands +10 19 £41,250 +26.92% 15
Scotland +30 14 £28,750 -12.88% 12
East Midlands +24 9 £26,000 +9.47% 10
Northern Ireland +10 5 £30,000 +30.43% 1

Technical Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 February 2020, Technical 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 Technical Engineer in the job title.

1 213 (50.24%) Windows
2 169 (39.86%) Microsoft
3 167 (39.39%) Office 365
4 144 (33.96%) Active Directory
5 107 (25.24%) Windows Server
6 106 (25.00%) VMware
7 95 (22.41%) Azure
8 93 (21.93%) Firewall
9 68 (16.04%) Linux
10 65 (15.33%) DNS
11 64 (15.09%) Cisco
12 63 (14.86%) TCP/IP
13 62 (14.62%) VMware Infrastructure
13 62 (14.62%) Problem-Solving
14 60 (14.15%) DHCP
15 57 (13.44%) SQL
16 53 (12.50%) ITIL
17 51 (12.03%) LAN
17 51 (12.03%) Hyper-V
18 49 (11.56%) WAN
19 48 (11.32%) Citrix
19 48 (11.32%) Windows Server 2012
20 47 (11.08%) Microsoft Office
20 47 (11.08%) Wireless
21 46 (10.85%) Presales
22 44 (10.38%) Windows 10
22 44 (10.38%) Android
22 44 (10.38%) SQL Server
22 44 (10.38%) VPN
23 43 (10.14%) Microsoft Certification

Technical 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 43 (10.14%) MS Exchange
2 34 (8.02%) SharePoint
3 19 (4.48%) IIS
3 19 (4.48%) Skype for Business
4 16 (3.77%) CMS
4 16 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2013
5 14 (3.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 14 (3.30%) Headless CMS
6 13 (3.07%) Apache
6 13 (3.07%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (1.42%) Confluence
8 5 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (0.94%) Office Communications Server
10 2 (0.47%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.47%) ArcGIS
10 2 (0.47%) nginx
10 2 (0.47%) Tornado
11 1 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.24%) WebSphere
Applications
1 47 (11.08%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (2.83%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.24%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.24%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 8 (1.89%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.24%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 167 (39.39%) Office 365
2 95 (22.41%) Azure
3 38 (8.96%) AWS
4 20 (4.72%) OneDrive
5 18 (4.25%) Serverless
6 16 (3.77%) Apigee
7 14 (3.30%) Azure Active Directory
7 14 (3.30%) Boomi
8 13 (3.07%) IaaS
9 9 (2.12%) Dynamics 365
9 9 (2.12%) GCP
10 7 (1.65%) Mimecast
11 5 (1.18%) PaaS
11 5 (1.18%) SaaS
12 4 (0.94%) Amazon Cognito
12 4 (0.94%) Amazon S3
12 4 (0.94%) AWS Lambda
12 4 (0.94%) CloudFront
13 3 (0.71%) AWS CloudFormation
14 1 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 93 (21.93%) Firewall
2 65 (15.33%) DNS
3 63 (14.86%) TCP/IP
4 60 (14.15%) DHCP
5 51 (12.03%) LAN
6 49 (11.56%) WAN
7 47 (11.08%) Wireless
8 44 (10.38%) VPN
9 34 (8.02%) VLAN
10 32 (7.55%) Skype
11 26 (6.13%) Internet
12 24 (5.66%) Wi-Fi
13 23 (5.42%) SAN
14 17 (4.01%) Unified Communications
15 16 (3.77%) IPv4
16 15 (3.54%) VoIP
17 12 (2.83%) Broadband
17 12 (2.83%) Network Security
18 11 (2.59%) Remote Desktop
19 10 (2.36%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (10.38%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.12%) Amazon RDS
3 7 (1.65%) MySQL
4 5 (1.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 4 (0.94%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (0.94%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (0.71%) Big Data
6 3 (0.71%) InfluxDB
6 3 (0.71%) MariaDB
6 3 (0.71%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.47%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (0.47%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.47%) GIS
7 2 (0.47%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.47%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.47%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.47%) Redis
7 2 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 22 (5.19%) Jenkins
2 18 (4.25%) TeamCity
3 14 (3.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 14 (3.30%) JUnit
3 14 (3.30%) Mockito
3 14 (3.30%) Postman
3 14 (3.30%) Spock
3 14 (3.30%) Vagrant
4 8 (1.89%) JIRA
5 6 (1.42%) Bitbucket
6 5 (1.18%) Git (software)
7 4 (0.94%) Maven
7 4 (0.94%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.47%) MSBuild
9 1 (0.24%) Gradle
9 1 (0.24%) PHPUnit
9 1 (0.24%) Selenium
9 1 (0.24%) SonarQube
General
1 40 (9.43%) Finance
2 35 (8.25%) Telecoms
3 28 (6.60%) Public Sector
4 18 (4.25%) Marketing
5 12 (2.83%) Manufacturing
6 11 (2.59%) Electronics
7 9 (2.12%) German Language
7 9 (2.12%) Retail
8 7 (1.65%) Banking
9 5 (1.18%) French Language
10 4 (0.94%) Police
11 3 (0.71%) Back Office
11 3 (0.71%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.47%) Advertising
12 2 (0.47%) Games
12 2 (0.47%) Legal
12 2 (0.47%) Publishing
13 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.24%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (4.48%) J2EE
1 19 (4.48%) Spring
2 16 (3.77%) Spring Boot
3 14 (3.30%) Spring Integration
4 8 (1.89%) .NET
4 8 (1.89%) LDAP
5 7 (1.65%) AngularJS
6 6 (1.42%) React
6 6 (1.42%) SAML
7 5 (1.18%) Web Services
7 5 (1.18%) XML
7 5 (1.18%) XMPP
8 4 (0.94%) ASP.NET
8 4 (0.94%) ASP.NET Core
8 4 (0.94%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (0.94%) HTML
8 4 (0.94%) LAMP
8 4 (0.94%) React Native
8 4 (0.94%) RESTful
9 3 (0.71%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 26 (6.13%) Driving Licence
2 25 (5.90%) Self-Motivation
3 23 (5.42%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (5.19%) Cloud Native
5 20 (4.72%) BYOD
5 20 (4.72%) Data Centre
6 19 (4.48%) Management Information System
7 16 (3.77%) Virtual Team
8 14 (3.30%) Greenfield Project
8 14 (3.30%) iPad
8 14 (3.30%) Video Conferencing
9 12 (2.83%) CCTV
10 9 (2.12%) CMDB
10 9 (2.12%) Handset
11 7 (1.65%) Digital Signage
11 7 (1.65%) e-Learning
11 7 (1.65%) Smartphone
12 6 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (1.18%) Clustering
13 5 (1.18%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 213 (50.24%) Windows
2 107 (25.24%) Windows Server
3 68 (16.04%) Linux
4 48 (11.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 44 (10.38%) Android
5 44 (10.38%) Windows 10
6 39 (9.20%) Apple iOS
7 35 (8.25%) Windows Server 2008
8 18 (4.25%) Windows 7
9 7 (1.65%) Unix
10 5 (1.18%) Mac OS
10 5 (1.18%) Ubuntu
11 4 (0.94%) CentOS
11 4 (0.94%) Debian
12 3 (0.71%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.47%) VME
13 2 (0.47%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.47%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.47%) zOS
14 1 (0.24%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (14.62%) Problem-Solving
2 53 (12.50%) ITIL
3 46 (10.85%) Presales
4 37 (8.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 37 (8.73%) Service Management
5 35 (8.25%) Mentoring
6 29 (6.84%) Agile Software Development
6 29 (6.84%) Software Engineering
7 25 (5.90%) Microservices
7 25 (5.90%) Migration
8 23 (5.42%) DevOps
9 22 (5.19%) Scrum
10 21 (4.95%) CRM
11 20 (4.72%) Server Virtualisation
12 19 (4.48%) E-Commerce
12 19 (4.48%) Fault Analysis
12 19 (4.48%) SDLC
13 18 (4.25%) Time Management
14 16 (3.77%) Software Deployment
14 16 (3.77%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 57 (13.44%) SQL
2 36 (8.49%) Java
3 34 (8.02%) Python
4 28 (6.60%) JavaScript
5 25 (5.90%) C#
6 23 (5.42%) PowerShell
7 15 (3.54%) Ruby
8 14 (3.30%) Groovy
8 14 (3.30%) Java 8
9 13 (3.07%) Bash Shell
10 9 (2.12%) Perl
11 5 (1.18%) Shell Script
12 4 (0.94%) C++
12 4 (0.94%) COBOL
12 4 (0.94%) RPG
13 3 (0.71%) C
13 3 (0.71%) PHP
14 2 (0.47%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.47%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.47%) VBA
Qualifications
1 43 (10.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (8.49%) MCSE
3 35 (8.25%) Degree
4 21 (4.95%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (4.25%) CCNA
5 18 (4.25%) Security Cleared
6 15 (3.54%) MCSA
7 13 (3.07%) DBS Check
8 11 (2.59%) MCP
9 10 (2.36%) SC Cleared
10 8 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (1.65%) RHCE
12 6 (1.42%) RHCT
12 6 (1.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
14 4 (0.94%) CCNP
14 4 (0.94%) Network+ Certification
15 3 (0.71%) A+ Certification
15 3 (0.71%) Computer Science Degree
16 2 (0.47%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (5.66%) SLA
2 21 (4.95%) QA
3 3 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.47%) EMIR
4 2 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (0.47%) MiFID
4 2 (0.47%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.24%) GDPR
5 1 (0.24%) NCSC
5 1 (0.24%) PSD2
System Software
1 144 (33.96%) Active Directory
2 62 (14.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (12.03%) Hyper-V
4 18 (4.25%) XenApp
5 16 (3.77%) XenDesktop
6 15 (3.54%) vSphere
7 9 (2.12%) Docker
8 8 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (1.42%) BitLocker
10 5 (1.18%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
12 2 (0.47%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 2 (0.47%) Firmware
12 2 (0.47%) OpenSIPS
12 2 (0.47%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 1 (0.24%) KVM
13 1 (0.24%) LXC
13 1 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 41 (9.67%) SCCM
2 20 (4.72%) Ansible
3 17 (4.01%) Puppet
3 17 (4.01%) Terraform
4 16 (3.77%) Salt
5 15 (3.54%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (3.30%) Istio
6 14 (3.30%) Kibana
6 14 (3.30%) Knative
7 12 (2.83%) Backup Exec
7 12 (2.83%) Microsoft Intune
7 12 (2.83%) WSUS
8 6 (1.42%) AirWatch
8 6 (1.42%) cPanel
8 6 (1.42%) Kubernetes
9 5 (1.18%) Nagios
10 4 (0.94%) Cacti
11 2 (0.47%) Norton AntiVirus
11 2 (0.47%) PaperCut
11 2 (0.47%) SafeCom
Vendors
1 169 (39.86%) Microsoft
2 106 (25.00%) VMware
3 64 (15.09%) Cisco
4 48 (11.32%) Citrix
5 35 (8.25%) Dell
6 31 (7.31%) Apple
7 27 (6.37%) SAP
8 20 (4.72%) HP
8 20 (4.72%) Oracle
9 18 (4.25%) IBM
10 16 (3.77%) Salesforce.com
11 15 (3.54%) Adobe
12 14 (3.30%) Dynatrace
12 14 (3.30%) MuleSoft
12 14 (3.30%) New Relic
12 14 (3.30%) Splunk
13 12 (2.83%) Juniper
14 10 (2.36%) NetApp
14 10 (2.36%) Palo Alto
15 9 (2.12%) McAfee