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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Infrastructure Specialist
Rank 217 246 255
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +9
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Specialist 18 22 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.33% 0.32% 0.060%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.33% 0.062%
Number of salaries quoted 18 21 4
Average salary £28,000 £37,500 £46,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.33% -18.91%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £44,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -1.12%
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
5322 6686 6406
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 96.19% 96.63% 96.26%
Number of salaries quoted 4453 5632 5342
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 13 February 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
(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 +30 18 £28,000 -30.26%
Infrastructure Specialist
England

Infrastructure Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 13 February 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 23 (79.31%) MCSE
1 23 (79.31%) Active Directory
1 23 (79.31%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (55.17%) Skype for Business
2 16 (55.17%) DHCP
2 16 (55.17%) DNS
3 13 (44.83%) Windows
3 13 (44.83%) HP
3 13 (44.83%) IBM
4 12 (41.38%) Microsoft
4 12 (41.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 12 (41.38%) Dell
4 12 (41.38%) Oracle
4 12 (41.38%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
5 8 (27.59%) ITIL
6 7 (24.14%) MCP
6 7 (24.14%) MCSA
6 7 (24.14%) Citrix
6 7 (24.14%) CCA
6 7 (24.14%) Citrix Certification
6 7 (24.14%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (24.14%) NetApp
6 7 (24.14%) VMware
6 7 (24.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 7 (24.14%) MCTS
6 7 (24.14%) MCITP
6 7 (24.14%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (24.14%) Hyper-V
6 7 (24.14%) XenServer
6 7 (24.14%) Windows Server

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 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 16 (55.17%) Skype for Business
2 12 (41.38%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
3 4 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (13.79%) MS Exchange
3 4 (13.79%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (55.17%) DHCP
1 16 (55.17%) DNS
2 1 (3.45%) Firewall
2 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.45%) VPN
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) JIRA
General
1 1 (3.45%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (44.83%) Windows
2 7 (24.14%) Windows Server
3 6 (20.69%) Unix
4 5 (17.24%) Linux
4 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (13.79%) Windows 7
5 4 (13.79%) Windows 8
6 3 (10.34%) AIX
7 2 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (6.90%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (27.59%) ITIL
2 4 (13.79%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.45%) B2B
4 1 (3.45%) Change Management
4 1 (3.45%) Configuration Management
4 1 (3.45%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (3.45%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (3.45%) Service Management
4 1 (3.45%) Test Management
4 1 (3.45%) Validation
4 1 (3.45%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.45%) Python
1 1 (3.45%) Ruby
1 1 (3.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 23 (79.31%) MCSE
1 23 (79.31%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (24.14%) CCA
2 7 (24.14%) Citrix Certification
2 7 (24.14%) ITIL Certification
2 7 (24.14%) MCITP
2 7 (24.14%) MCP
2 7 (24.14%) MCSA
2 7 (24.14%) MCTS
2 7 (24.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (3.45%) CCNP
3 1 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 23 (79.31%) Active Directory
2 7 (24.14%) Hyper-V
2 7 (24.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (24.14%) XenServer
3 1 (3.45%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 12 (41.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (3.45%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 13 (44.83%) HP
1 13 (44.83%) IBM
2 12 (41.38%) Dell
2 12 (41.38%) Microsoft
2 12 (41.38%) Oracle
3 7 (24.14%) Citrix
3 7 (24.14%) NetApp
3 7 (24.14%) VMware
4 2 (6.90%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.45%) 3PAR
5 1 (3.45%) CheckPoint
5 1 (3.45%) Cisco
5 1 (3.45%) Juniper
5 1 (3.45%) SolarWinds