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 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Infrastructure Specialist
Rank 225 234 242
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +8
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Specialist 5 22 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.088% 0.33% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.091% 0.35% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 5 19 12
Average salary £37,500 £34,000 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.29% -12.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,700 £26,750 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £40,100 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,750 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+0.61% -4.11%
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
5497 6371 6840
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 97.10% 96.71% 97.04%
Number of salaries quoted 4652 5081 5504
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,690 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 1 May 2016.

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 1 May 2016. 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
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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 +6 4 £37,500 +13.63%
Cheshire +16 1 £45,000 +12.50%
Infrastructure Specialist
England

Infrastructure Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 21 (80.77%) MCSE
1 21 (80.77%) Active Directory
1 21 (80.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (53.85%) IBM
3 13 (50.00%) HP
3 13 (50.00%) Oracle
4 12 (46.15%) Skype for Business
4 12 (46.15%) DHCP
4 12 (46.15%) Dell
4 12 (46.15%) DNS
4 12 (46.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 12 (46.15%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
5 11 (42.31%) Windows
6 10 (38.46%) ITIL
6 10 (38.46%) Microsoft
7 9 (34.62%) VMware
7 9 (34.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 9 (34.62%) MCITP
7 9 (34.62%) VMware Infrastructure
7 9 (34.62%) MCSA
7 9 (34.62%) Citrix
7 9 (34.62%) Windows Server
8 8 (30.77%) Hyper-V
8 8 (30.77%) XenServer
8 8 (30.77%) CCA
8 8 (30.77%) Citrix Certification
8 8 (30.77%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (30.77%) NetApp
8 8 (30.77%) MCP
8 8 (30.77%) MCTS

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 12 (46.15%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
1 12 (46.15%) Skype for Business
2 1 (3.85%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.85%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.85%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (46.15%) DHCP
1 12 (46.15%) DNS
2 1 (3.85%) Firewall
2 1 (3.85%) SAN
2 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.85%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) JIRA
2 1 (3.85%) Cucumber
2 1 (3.85%) Jasmine
2 1 (3.85%) JBehave
2 1 (3.85%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.85%) JUnit
2 1 (3.85%) Selenium
General
1 1 (3.85%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (3.85%) Client/Server
1 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
1 1 (3.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (42.31%) Windows
2 9 (34.62%) Windows Server
3 4 (15.38%) Linux
3 4 (15.38%) Unix
4 2 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.85%) AIX
5 1 (3.85%) CentOS
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) ITIL
2 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (3.85%) B2B
3 1 (3.85%) BDD
3 1 (3.85%) Configuration Management
3 1 (3.85%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (3.85%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (3.85%) High Availability
3 1 (3.85%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (3.85%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (3.85%) Performance Engineering
3 1 (3.85%) Performance Testing
3 1 (3.85%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (3.85%) Service Management
3 1 (3.85%) TDD
3 1 (3.85%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) Java
1 1 (3.85%) Python
1 1 (3.85%) Ruby
1 1 (3.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 21 (80.77%) MCSE
1 21 (80.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (34.62%) MCITP
2 9 (34.62%) MCSA
2 9 (34.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 8 (30.77%) CCA
3 8 (30.77%) Citrix Certification
3 8 (30.77%) ITIL Certification
3 8 (30.77%) MCP
3 8 (30.77%) MCTS
4 1 (3.85%) CCNP
4 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 21 (80.77%) Active Directory
2 9 (34.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (30.77%) Hyper-V
3 8 (30.77%) XenServer
4 1 (3.85%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 12 (46.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (3.85%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 14 (53.85%) IBM
2 13 (50.00%) HP
2 13 (50.00%) Oracle
3 12 (46.15%) Dell
4 10 (38.46%) Microsoft
5 9 (34.62%) Citrix
5 9 (34.62%) VMware
6 8 (30.77%) NetApp
7 2 (7.69%) Red Hat
8 1 (3.85%) 3PAR
8 1 (3.85%) CheckPoint
8 1 (3.85%) Cisco
8 1 (3.85%) Juniper
8 1 (3.85%) SolarWinds