The table below looks at the statistics for the Infrastructure Specialist role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. 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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Infrastructure Specialist
Rank 787 805 791
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -14
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Specialist 148 132 146
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.12% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.13% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 129 116 112
Average salary £43,250 £46,500 £44,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.98% +4.49%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,900 £36,500 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £68,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,500 £44,500
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -4.49%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
97363 102681 101319
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.13% 96.46% 96.26%
Number of salaries quoted 81714 85063 81425
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Infrastructure Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Infrastructure Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Infrastructure Specialist
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Infrastructure Specialist within the UK.

Infrastructure Specialist Salary Trend in the UK

Infrastructure Specialist
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Infrastructure Specialist over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 within the UK.

Infrastructure Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Infrastructure Specialist
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 12 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
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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
England +25 136 £43,250 -7.97% 10
London +3 42 £58,500 +11.42%
South East +15 30 £42,125 -9.40% 1
Swindon +23 23 £39,421 -1.44% 5
Wiltshire +22 23 £39,421 -1.44% 5
South West +7 23 £39,421 -7.24% 5
Manchester +30 18 £28,000 -30.26%
Hampshire +29 18 £40,000 -10.11%
North West +25 18 £28,000 -27.74%
Southampton - 9 £40,000 -
East of England -4 8 £40,000 -9.09% 1
West Midlands -12 7 £38,000 -30.90% 1
East Midlands +7 6 £33,250 -39.54% 1
Scotland +7 6 £40,000 +3.89%
Nottinghamshire +12 5 £32,500 -40.90%
Nottingham +7 5 £32,500 -40.90%
Basingstoke - 5 £55,000 -
City of London +35 4 £80,000 +45.45%
Surrey +6 4 £50,000 - 1
Birmingham -1 4 - -
Suffolk -9 4 £40,000 -15.78%
Berkshire -14 4 £55,000 +37.50%
Bury St Edmunds - 4 £40,000 -
Crawley - 3 £45,000 -
West Sussex - 3 £45,000 -
Edinburgh - 3 £41,269 -
Portsmouth +12 2 £41,000 -7.86%
Winchester +9 2 £43,250 -3.88%
Reading +5 2 £33,500 -16.25%
Leeds +2 2 £34,347 -37.55% 1

Infrastructure Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK 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.

1 170 (57.43%) Windows
2 143 (48.31%) Active Directory
3 119 (40.20%) Microsoft
3 119 (40.20%) VMware
4 115 (38.85%) Windows Server
5 85 (28.72%) VMware Infrastructure
6 79 (26.69%) Finance
7 78 (26.35%) Citrix
8 71 (23.99%) DNS
9 68 (22.97%) Microsoft Certification
10 67 (22.64%) ITIL
11 65 (21.96%) MS Exchange
12 59 (19.93%) MCSE
13 58 (19.59%) Skype for Business
14 57 (19.26%) SAN
15 49 (16.55%) Windows Server 2008
16 46 (15.54%) Cisco
16 46 (15.54%) Linux
16 46 (15.54%) DHCP
16 46 (15.54%) Data Centre
17 43 (14.53%) Exchange Server 2013
17 43 (14.53%) LAN
18 42 (14.19%) MS Excel
18 42 (14.19%) WAN
18 42 (14.19%) SQL Server
18 42 (14.19%) HP
19 39 (13.18%) SQL
19 39 (13.18%) Windows Server 2012
20 38 (12.84%) EMC
21 37 (12.50%) IBM

Infrastructure Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK 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 65 (21.96%) MS Exchange
2 58 (19.59%) Skype for Business
3 43 (14.53%) Exchange Server 2013
4 31 (10.47%) Exchange Server 2010
4 31 (10.47%) SharePoint
5 24 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2007
6 16 (5.41%) WebSphere
7 14 (4.73%) IIS
8 13 (4.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 12 (4.05%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
10 9 (3.04%) BizTalk Server
11 8 (2.70%) Office Communications Server
11 8 (2.70%) WebSphere Application Server
12 7 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2003
13 6 (2.03%) Apache
13 6 (2.03%) WebSphere Process Server
14 5 (1.69%) IBM HTTP Server
15 4 (1.35%) Moodle
16 3 (1.01%) Drupal
16 3 (1.01%) nginx
Applications
1 42 (14.19%) MS Excel
2 19 (6.42%) MS Office
3 3 (1.01%) MS Project
4 1 (0.34%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.35%) Unit4 Business World
2 3 (1.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 33 (11.15%) Office 365
2 26 (8.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (8.11%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (2.03%) IaaS
4 6 (2.03%) SaaS
5 5 (1.69%) PaaS
6 4 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (1.35%) IBM SmartCloud
7 3 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (1.01%) Amazon S3
7 3 (1.01%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.34%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 71 (23.99%) DNS
2 57 (19.26%) SAN
3 46 (15.54%) DHCP
4 43 (14.53%) LAN
5 42 (14.19%) WAN
6 31 (10.47%) NAS
7 27 (9.12%) Firewall
8 24 (8.11%) TCP/IP
9 21 (7.09%) VPN
10 16 (5.41%) VoIP
11 15 (5.07%) Skype
12 12 (4.05%) LDAP
13 10 (3.38%) SSL
13 10 (3.38%) Wireless
14 9 (3.04%) HTTP
14 9 (3.04%) NetScaler
15 6 (2.03%) Cisco Nexus
15 6 (2.03%) Ethernet
15 6 (2.03%) Internet
16 5 (1.69%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (14.19%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.38%) MySQL
3 6 (2.03%) DB2
4 4 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.01%) Big Data
5 3 (1.01%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.01%) RDBMS
5 3 (1.01%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (1.69%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.35%) JIRA
3 3 (1.01%) Hudson
3 3 (1.01%) Trac
4 2 (0.68%) AnthillPro
4 2 (0.68%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.68%) Subversion
General
1 79 (26.69%) Finance
2 24 (8.11%) Banking
3 20 (6.76%) Telecoms
4 11 (3.72%) Law
5 7 (2.36%) Retail
6 4 (1.35%) Advertising
6 4 (1.35%) Legal
6 4 (1.35%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.01%) Electronics
7 3 (1.01%) Games
7 3 (1.01%) Marketing
8 2 (0.68%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.68%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.34%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (8.78%) Web Services
2 13 (4.39%) WebSphere MQ
3 12 (4.05%) Middleware
4 9 (3.04%) .NET
5 8 (2.70%) IBM Integration Bus
6 7 (2.36%) ISPF
7 6 (2.03%) J2EE
8 3 (1.01%) LAMP
8 3 (1.01%) LAPP Stack
8 3 (1.01%) XMPP
9 2 (0.68%) FIX Protocol
9 2 (0.68%) XML
9 2 (0.68%) XML Messaging
10 1 (0.34%) COM
10 1 (0.34%) EDI
10 1 (0.34%) HTML
10 1 (0.34%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 46 (15.54%) Data Centre
2 25 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (7.43%) EMC VNX
4 19 (6.42%) EMC VMAX
4 19 (6.42%) EMC VNXe
5 17 (5.74%) Clustering
6 16 (5.41%) Blackberry
7 11 (3.72%) Mainframe
8 9 (3.04%) Computer Science
8 9 (3.04%) Management Information System
9 8 (2.70%) FMCG
10 7 (2.36%) PKI
10 7 (2.36%) Replication
11 5 (1.69%) Hedge funds
12 4 (1.35%) Enterprise Storage
12 4 (1.35%) HACMP
12 4 (1.35%) Private Cloud
13 3 (1.01%) DataPower
13 3 (1.01%) Grid Computing
13 3 (1.01%) Health Informatics
Operating Systems
1 170 (57.43%) Windows
2 115 (38.85%) Windows Server
3 49 (16.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 46 (15.54%) Linux
5 39 (13.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (7.77%) Unix
7 20 (6.76%) Windows Server 2003
8 19 (6.42%) Windows 7
8 19 (6.42%) Windows 8
9 8 (2.70%) AIX
9 8 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (2.70%) Windows Mobile
10 6 (2.03%) zOS
11 4 (1.35%) Android
11 4 (1.35%) Windows Vista
12 3 (1.01%) CentOS
12 3 (1.01%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.68%) Data ONTAP
13 2 (0.68%) Solaris
13 2 (0.68%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (22.64%) ITIL
2 28 (9.46%) Disaster Recovery
2 28 (9.46%) Service Delivery
3 21 (7.09%) Continuous Improvement
4 19 (6.42%) Project Management
5 18 (6.08%) Change Management
5 18 (6.08%) Service Management
6 14 (4.73%) Information Security
7 11 (3.72%) High Availability
7 11 (3.72%) ITSM
8 10 (3.38%) Load Balancing
8 10 (3.38%) SOA
9 9 (3.04%) Asset Management
9 9 (3.04%) Technical Analysis
10 8 (2.70%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (2.70%) Configuration Management
10 8 (2.70%) Problem Management
10 8 (2.70%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (2.70%) TOGAF
11 7 (2.36%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 39 (13.18%) SQL
2 24 (8.11%) PowerShell
3 7 (2.36%) Java
3 7 (2.36%) Perl
3 7 (2.36%) Python
4 6 (2.03%) Bash Shell
4 6 (2.03%) JCL
4 6 (2.03%) VBScript
5 5 (1.69%) PHP
6 4 (1.35%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.01%) Ruby
8 2 (0.68%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.68%) KiXtart
8 2 (0.68%) VB
Qualifications
1 68 (22.97%) Microsoft Certification
2 59 (19.93%) MCSE
3 35 (11.82%) Degree
4 22 (7.43%) CCA
4 22 (7.43%) Citrix Certification
5 21 (7.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 19 (6.42%) Cisco Certification
7 18 (6.08%) ITIL Certification
8 15 (5.07%) MCSA
9 14 (4.73%) MCITP
10 13 (4.39%) CCNA
11 10 (3.38%) MCP
11 10 (3.38%) MCTS
11 10 (3.38%) VCP5
12 7 (2.36%) CCNP
13 5 (1.69%) RHCE
13 5 (1.69%) Security Cleared
14 2 (0.68%) DV Cleared
14 2 (0.68%) SAP Certification
14 2 (0.68%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (1.69%) PCI DSS
2 4 (1.35%) SLA
3 3 (1.01%) P3O
4 2 (0.68%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.68%) ISO15022
4 2 (0.68%) ISO20022
4 2 (0.68%) ISO22301
4 2 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 143 (48.31%) Active Directory
2 85 (28.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (12.50%) Hyper-V
4 33 (11.15%) vSphere
5 23 (7.77%) Microsoft App-V
6 22 (7.43%) VMware ESX
7 18 (6.08%) XenApp
7 18 (6.08%) XenDesktop
8 15 (5.07%) VMware ESXi
9 12 (4.05%) XenServer
10 9 (3.04%) Terminal Services
11 6 (2.03%) Time Sharing Option
12 5 (1.69%) PowerHA
13 4 (1.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 4 (1.35%) NFS
14 3 (1.01%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 3 (1.01%) Firmware
14 3 (1.01%) GPFS
15 2 (0.68%) EMC RecoverPoint
15 2 (0.68%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 33 (11.15%) SCCM
2 19 (6.42%) SCOM
3 17 (5.74%) Tivoli
4 14 (4.73%) Puppet
5 12 (4.05%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (4.05%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 7 (2.36%) Nagios
6 7 (2.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 5 (1.69%) Cisco CUCM
7 5 (1.69%) Control-M
8 4 (1.35%) HP Data Protector
8 4 (1.35%) NetBackup
8 4 (1.35%) OPNET
8 4 (1.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 4 (1.35%) Tivoli Monitoring
8 4 (1.35%) Tivoli NetView
8 4 (1.35%) vMotion
9 2 (0.68%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 2 (0.68%) MAILsweeper
9 2 (0.68%) WSUS
Vendors
1 119 (40.20%) Microsoft
1 119 (40.20%) VMware
2 78 (26.35%) Citrix
3 46 (15.54%) Cisco
4 42 (14.19%) HP
5 38 (12.84%) EMC
6 37 (12.50%) IBM
7 26 (8.78%) Oracle
8 24 (8.11%) NetApp
9 15 (5.07%) Dell
10 11 (3.72%) SAP
11 9 (3.04%) Palo Alto
11 9 (3.04%) Sun
12 8 (2.70%) RightFax
13 7 (2.36%) Juniper
14 6 (2.03%) CheckPoint
14 6 (2.03%) Intel Security
14 6 (2.03%) Red Hat
14 6 (2.03%) Symantec
15 5 (1.69%) BMC
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