The table below looks at the statistics for the Infrastructure Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Infrastructure Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Infrastructure Engineer
Rank 180 198 149
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -49
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 80 46 107
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.06% 0.68% 1.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.13% 0.72% 1.52%
Number of salaries quoted 75 40 92
Average salary £34,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.00% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,625 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £42,750 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Infrastructure Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
7088 6357 7020
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.36% 94.35% 96.76%
Number of salaries quoted 5984 5447 6026
Average salary £38,000 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.10% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Infrastructure Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer in the job title across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Infrastructure Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Infrastructure Engineer
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer across the North West region.

Infrastructure Engineer Salary Trend in the North West

Infrastructure Engineer
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer across the North West region over the 3 months to 20 October 2014.

Infrastructure Engineer Salary Histogram in the North West

Infrastructure Engineer
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer within the North West region over the 3 months to 20 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +3 38 £33,250 +6.40% 7
Cheshire +9 35 £34,000 +18.26% 5
Lancashire +3 4 £37,500 -
Cumbria - 3 £28,000 -
Merseyside -1 2 £27,250 -34.33%
Infrastructure Engineer
England

Infrastructure Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT jobs across the North West region that cited Infrastructure Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Infrastructure Engineer in their job title.

1 126 (74.12%) Windows
2 117 (68.82%) Microsoft
3 110 (64.71%) VMware
4 105 (61.76%) Active Directory
5 74 (43.53%) Microsoft Certification
6 66 (38.82%) VMware Infrastructure
6 66 (38.82%) Hyper-V
7 65 (38.24%) Citrix
8 64 (37.65%) Cisco
9 63 (37.06%) MS Exchange
10 55 (32.35%) Windows Server 2008
11 49 (28.82%) SAN
12 45 (26.47%) Windows Server 2012
13 41 (24.12%) MS Excel
14 40 (23.53%) TCP/IP
15 39 (22.94%) DNS
15 39 (22.94%) Exchange Server 2010
16 38 (22.35%) MCSA
17 36 (21.18%) MCSE
17 36 (21.18%) Windows 7
18 35 (20.59%) ITIL
18 35 (20.59%) Firewall
19 33 (19.41%) NetApp
19 33 (19.41%) LAN
19 33 (19.41%) WAN
19 33 (19.41%) XenApp
20 32 (18.82%) DHCP
20 32 (18.82%) HP
21 31 (18.24%) XenDesktop
22 30 (17.65%) vSphere

Infrastructure Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT jobs across the North West region that cited Infrastructure Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Infrastructure Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 63 (37.06%) MS Exchange
2 39 (22.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 25 (14.71%) IIS
4 19 (11.18%) Exchange Server 2007
5 17 (10.00%) SharePoint
6 14 (8.24%) Exchange Server 2003
7 13 (7.65%) Exchange Server 2013
8 10 (5.88%) Lync
9 5 (2.94%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (1.18%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (1.18%) Apache
10 2 (1.18%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.59%) WebLogic
Applications
1 41 (24.12%) MS Excel
2 19 (11.18%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (7.65%) Office 365
2 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.59%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (28.82%) SAN
2 40 (23.53%) TCP/IP
3 39 (22.94%) DNS
4 35 (20.59%) Firewall
5 33 (19.41%) LAN
5 33 (19.41%) WAN
6 32 (18.82%) DHCP
7 30 (17.65%) VPN
8 27 (15.88%) NAS
9 19 (11.18%) iSCSI
10 17 (10.00%) Network Security
11 13 (7.65%) VLAN
12 12 (7.06%) NetScaler
13 9 (5.29%) VoIP
14 8 (4.71%) Cisco ASA
14 8 (4.71%) Unified Communications
15 7 (4.12%) Cisco IOS
16 6 (3.53%) Internet
17 5 (2.94%) WLAN
17 5 (2.94%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.41%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.18%) MySQL
4 1 (0.59%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 10 (5.88%) Finance
2 5 (2.94%) Legal
3 2 (1.18%) Law
4 1 (0.59%) Billing
4 1 (0.59%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.18%) .NET
1 2 (1.18%) CSS
2 1 (0.59%) Web Services
2 1 (0.59%) Middleware
2 1 (0.59%) Application Packaging
2 1 (0.59%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.82%) Thin Client
1 15 (8.82%) Fat Client
2 9 (5.29%) CMDB
3 7 (4.12%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.53%) Clustering
5 5 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.76%) EqualLogic
7 1 (0.59%) NHS
7 1 (0.59%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.59%) Life Science
7 1 (0.59%) Celerra
7 1 (0.59%) Data Extraction
7 1 (0.59%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 126 (74.12%) Windows
2 55 (32.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 45 (26.47%) Windows Server 2012
4 36 (21.18%) Windows 7
5 26 (15.29%) Linux
6 24 (14.12%) Windows Server 2003
7 18 (10.59%) Windows XP
8 16 (9.41%) Windows 8
9 10 (5.88%) UNIX
10 8 (4.71%) Solaris
11 7 (4.12%) AIX
12 2 (1.18%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.59%) HPUX
13 1 (0.59%) Debian
13 1 (0.59%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.59%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (20.59%) ITIL
2 16 (9.41%) Disaster Recovery
3 14 (8.24%) Migration
4 12 (7.06%) Change Management
5 10 (5.88%) Project Management
6 9 (5.29%) Configuration Management
6 9 (5.29%) Information Security
7 8 (4.71%) Business Continuity
8 7 (4.12%) Service Management
9 6 (3.53%) Security Management
10 4 (2.35%) Network Architecture
10 4 (2.35%) Coaching
11 3 (1.76%) Line Management
11 3 (1.76%) Mentoring
11 3 (1.76%) Change Control
11 3 (1.76%) Vulnerability Management
11 3 (1.76%) Data Protection
11 3 (1.76%) Project Planning
12 2 (1.18%) Technical Architecture
12 2 (1.18%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (14.12%) SQL
2 13 (7.65%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.76%) VB
4 2 (1.18%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.59%) VBScript
5 1 (0.59%) Java
5 1 (0.59%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.59%) Perl
5 1 (0.59%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 74 (43.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 38 (22.35%) MCSA
3 36 (21.18%) MCSE
4 19 (11.18%) MCP
4 19 (11.18%) MCTS
5 18 (10.59%) CCA
5 18 (10.59%) Citrix Certification
6 17 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (8.82%) CCNA
7 15 (8.82%) MCITP
8 12 (7.06%) Degree
9 11 (6.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 9 (5.29%) SC Cleared
10 9 (5.29%) Security Cleared
11 4 (2.35%) A+ Certification
12 3 (1.76%) VCP4
12 3 (1.76%) CCEA
12 3 (1.76%) VCP5
13 2 (1.18%) CCNP
13 2 (1.18%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.59%) SLA
3 1 (0.59%) BS7799
3 1 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 105 (61.76%) Active Directory
2 66 (38.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 66 (38.82%) Hyper-V
3 33 (19.41%) XenApp
4 31 (18.24%) XenDesktop
5 30 (17.65%) vSphere
6 10 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (4.71%) VMware ESX
8 6 (3.53%) XenServer
9 5 (2.94%) Terminal Services
10 3 (1.76%) Firmware
10 3 (1.76%) NFS
11 1 (0.59%) SpamAssassin
11 1 (0.59%) vCloud
11 1 (0.59%) Squid
11 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.59%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.59%) Samba
Systems Management
1 15 (8.82%) SCCM
2 10 (5.88%) SCOM
3 9 (5.29%) WSUS
4 7 (4.12%) Backup Exec
5 6 (3.53%) SCVMM
5 6 (3.53%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 6 (3.53%) SCDPM
6 5 (2.94%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (2.35%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.59%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.59%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.59%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.59%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 117 (68.82%) Microsoft
2 110 (64.71%) VMware
3 65 (38.24%) Citrix
4 64 (37.65%) Cisco
5 33 (19.41%) NetApp
6 32 (18.82%) HP
7 19 (11.18%) Dell
8 10 (5.88%) Symantec
9 8 (4.71%) EMC
10 7 (4.12%) Oracle
11 5 (2.94%) Fortinet
11 5 (2.94%) ProCurve
11 5 (2.94%) Juniper
11 5 (2.94%) CommVault
12 4 (2.35%) McAfee
13 3 (1.76%) Sophos
13 3 (1.76%) IBM
13 3 (1.76%) NETGEAR
14 2 (1.18%) Avaya
14 2 (1.18%) Red Hat
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