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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Infrastructure Specialist
Rank 243 218 220
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +2
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Specialist 13 18 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.18% 0.25% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.27% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 10 17 9
Average salary £48,250 £39,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.15% -12.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £46,100 £24,500 £44,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £53,500 £53,100
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -2.43%
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
7039 6714 7111
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.78% 94.35% 96.38%
Number of salaries quoted 5690 5774 6185
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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
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 22 August 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
Merseyside - 8 £50,000 -
Manchester -1 5 £46,500 -13.08% 1
Infrastructure Specialist
England

Infrastructure Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 19 (65.52%) SAN
2 16 (55.17%) Disaster Recovery
2 16 (55.17%) ITIL
3 14 (48.28%) SLA
3 14 (48.28%) Cisco
3 14 (48.28%) EMC
3 14 (48.28%) Firmware
3 14 (48.28%) Replication
3 14 (48.28%) NetApp
3 14 (48.28%) CLARiiON
3 14 (48.28%) EMC Centera
3 14 (48.28%) Asset Management
3 14 (48.28%) Degree
3 14 (48.28%) Computer Science
3 14 (48.28%) NAS
3 14 (48.28%) Symmetrix DMX
4 9 (31.03%) Active Directory
4 9 (31.03%) Microsoft
4 9 (31.03%) Windows
5 7 (24.14%) SharePoint
5 7 (24.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (24.14%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (17.24%) Office 365
6 5 (17.24%) SCDPM
6 5 (17.24%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 5 (17.24%) Lync
6 5 (17.24%) Unified Communications
6 5 (17.24%) SharePoint Server
6 5 (17.24%) SCCM

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 7 (24.14%) SharePoint
1 7 (24.14%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (17.24%) Lync
2 5 (17.24%) SharePoint Server
3 4 (13.79%) MS Exchange
4 3 (10.34%) Apache
5 2 (6.90%) IIS
5 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (3.45%) WebSphere
6 1 (3.45%) iPlanet
6 1 (3.45%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (3.45%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) MS PowerPoint
1 3 (10.34%) MS Excel
1 3 (10.34%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.24%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (65.52%) SAN
2 14 (48.28%) NAS
3 5 (17.24%) Unified Communications
4 4 (13.79%) DNS
5 2 (6.90%) Firewall
5 2 (6.90%) LDAP
5 2 (6.90%) VPN
5 2 (6.90%) DHCP
5 2 (6.90%) Internet
6 1 (3.45%) HTTP
General
1 5 (17.24%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (48.28%) Firmware
1 14 (48.28%) Replication
1 14 (48.28%) CLARiiON
1 14 (48.28%) EMC Centera
1 14 (48.28%) Computer Science
1 14 (48.28%) Symmetrix DMX
2 2 (6.90%) Thin Client
2 2 (6.90%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 9 (31.03%) Windows
2 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (6.90%) UNIX
3 2 (6.90%) Windows XP
3 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (55.17%) Disaster Recovery
1 16 (55.17%) ITIL
2 14 (48.28%) Asset Management
3 3 (10.34%) Business Continuity Management
3 3 (10.34%) Risk Management
3 3 (10.34%) Business Continuity
3 3 (10.34%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.90%) Java
2 1 (3.45%) Korn
2 1 (3.45%) Perl
2 1 (3.45%) Shell Script
2 1 (3.45%) Jython
Qualifications
1 14 (48.28%) Degree
2 7 (24.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (17.24%) SC Cleared
3 5 (17.24%) Security Cleared
4 3 (10.34%) MCSE
5 2 (6.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (6.90%) MCP
5 2 (6.90%) MCSA
5 2 (6.90%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (48.28%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (31.03%) Active Directory
2 5 (17.24%) Hyper-V
3 4 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (6.90%) VMware ESX
4 2 (6.90%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (17.24%) SCDPM
1 5 (17.24%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 5 (17.24%) SCCM
1 5 (17.24%) SCOM
1 5 (17.24%) SCVMM
2 2 (6.90%) Tivoli
2 2 (6.90%) HP SIM
2 2 (6.90%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 14 (48.28%) Cisco
1 14 (48.28%) EMC
1 14 (48.28%) NetApp
2 9 (31.03%) Microsoft
3 4 (13.79%) VMware
4 2 (6.90%) HP
4 2 (6.90%) ProCurve
5 1 (3.45%) JBoss
5 1 (3.45%) Oracle
5 1 (3.45%) Red Hat