The table below looks at the statistics for the Infrastructure Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Infrastructure Specialist
Rank 225 236 232
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -4
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Specialist 15 13 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.23% 0.18% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.19% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 14 10 17
Average salary £30,000 £46,500 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-35.48% +17.72%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.25%
Infrastructure Specialist
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
6231 6758 6890
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.33% 94.94% 94.88%
Number of salaries quoted 5080 5467 5890
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Infrastructure Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Infrastructure Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Infrastructure Specialist
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Infrastructure Specialist Salary Trend in the North West

Infrastructure Specialist
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Infrastructure Specialist across the North West region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015.

Infrastructure Specialist Salary Histogram in the North West

Infrastructure Specialist
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 Specialist within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015. 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 +19 13 £30,000 -35.48%
Cheshire +9 10 £30,000 -50.00%
Merseyside +12 8 £30,000 -40.00%
Infrastructure Specialist
England

Infrastructure Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT jobs across the North West region that cited Infrastructure Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title.

1 33 (84.62%) Microsoft
2 31 (79.49%) Windows
3 26 (66.67%) VMware
4 18 (46.15%) MS Exchange
4 18 (46.15%) SCCM
4 18 (46.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (38.46%) NetApp
6 14 (35.90%) ITIL
6 14 (35.90%) Windows 7
7 12 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2007
8 11 (28.21%) Cisco
8 11 (28.21%) Active Directory
9 10 (25.64%) SCOM
9 10 (25.64%) Hyper-V
10 9 (23.08%) Security Cleared
10 9 (23.08%) Root Cause Analysis
11 8 (20.51%) Exchange Server 2010
11 8 (20.51%) Patch Management
11 8 (20.51%) VMware Infrastructure
11 8 (20.51%) MS Excel
11 8 (20.51%) MSI
11 8 (20.51%) Blackberry
12 7 (17.95%) Change Management
12 7 (17.95%) MS Office
12 7 (17.95%) Oracle
12 7 (17.95%) HP
12 7 (17.95%) Data Centre
13 6 (15.38%) Windows 8
13 6 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
13 6 (15.38%) EMC

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT jobs across the North West region that cited Infrastructure Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 18 (46.15%) MS Exchange
2 12 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2007
3 8 (20.51%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (12.82%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (12.82%) Lync
5 4 (10.26%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (20.51%) MS Excel
2 7 (17.95%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.13%) Mimecast
2 1 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.82%) DHCP
1 5 (12.82%) DNS
2 3 (7.69%) SAN
2 3 (7.69%) WAN
3 2 (5.13%) 4G
3 2 (5.13%) ADSL
3 2 (5.13%) ISDN
3 2 (5.13%) MPLS
3 2 (5.13%) Firewall
4 1 (2.56%) IP Telephony
4 1 (2.56%) VLAN
4 1 (2.56%) Network Security
4 1 (2.56%) NAS
4 1 (2.56%) Unified Communications
4 1 (2.56%) LAN
4 1 (2.56%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (20.51%) MSI
General
1 2 (5.13%) Finance
2 1 (2.56%) Retail
2 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.51%) Blackberry
2 7 (17.95%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.56%) EMC VNX
3 1 (2.56%) Derivative
3 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 31 (79.49%) Windows
2 18 (46.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (35.90%) Windows 7
4 6 (15.38%) Windows 8
4 6 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (5.13%) Windows XP
5 2 (5.13%) Solaris
6 1 (2.56%) Linux
6 1 (2.56%) AIX
6 1 (2.56%) HPUX
6 1 (2.56%) UNIX
6 1 (2.56%) SUSE
6 1 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.90%) ITIL
2 9 (23.08%) Root Cause Analysis
3 8 (20.51%) Patch Management
4 7 (17.95%) Change Management
5 3 (7.69%) Project Management
6 2 (5.13%) Service Management
6 2 (5.13%) Business Continuity
6 2 (5.13%) BCP
6 2 (5.13%) Configuration Management
6 2 (5.13%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (5.13%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (5.13%) Project Planning
6 2 (5.13%) Problem Management
6 2 (5.13%) Data Protection
6 2 (5.13%) Network Architecture
7 1 (2.56%) Mentoring
7 1 (2.56%) Coaching
7 1 (2.56%) CRM
7 1 (2.56%) Information Security
7 1 (2.56%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.13%) R
2 1 (2.56%) sed
2 1 (2.56%) C
2 1 (2.56%) Perl
2 1 (2.56%) SQL
2 1 (2.56%) Python
2 1 (2.56%) AWK
Qualifications
1 9 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 6 (15.38%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (12.82%) MCSE
3 5 (12.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (5.13%) CCNA
4 2 (5.13%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (5.13%) Degree
5 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.56%) MCSA
5 1 (2.56%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (28.21%) Active Directory
2 10 (25.64%) Hyper-V
3 8 (20.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (5.13%) vSphere
5 1 (2.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 18 (46.15%) SCCM
2 10 (25.64%) SCOM
3 5 (12.82%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (5.13%) SCDPM
4 2 (5.13%) Backup Exec
5 1 (2.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 33 (84.62%) Microsoft
2 26 (66.67%) VMware
3 15 (38.46%) NetApp
4 11 (28.21%) Cisco
5 7 (17.95%) Oracle
5 7 (17.95%) HP
6 6 (15.38%) EMC
7 5 (12.82%) McAfee
8 3 (7.69%) Dell
9 2 (5.13%) Sophos
9 2 (5.13%) Veeam
10 1 (2.56%) AppSense
10 1 (2.56%) Brocade
10 1 (2.56%) Nokia
10 1 (2.56%) Red Hat
10 1 (2.56%) CheckPoint
10 1 (2.56%) Citrix
10 1 (2.56%) Juniper
10 1 (2.56%) CA