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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Infrastructure Specialist
Rank 770 742 772
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +30
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Specialist 116 130 103
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.13% 0.095%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.13% 0.099%
Number of salaries quoted 101 98 73
Average salary £44,000 £43,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.32% -4.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £35,000 £32,750
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,150 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
-5.52% +4.93%

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
100150 98294 103682
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.81% 94.57% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 83451 79476 89033
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 23 January 2015 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 23 January 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
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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 +4 114 £44,500 +4.70% 12
London -10 45 £52,500 +22.09% 5
City of London +8 20 £55,000 +22.22% 3
South East -34 20 £42,500 -5.55% 3
North West +12 15 £36,500 -30.47% 2
Yorkshire -14 13 £40,000 +9.58%
Berkshire +7 11 £40,000 -27.27%
Surrey -9 9 £37,500 -6.25% 1
York +12 8 £40,000 -5.88%
North Yorkshire +10 8 £40,000 -5.88%
Cheshire -6 7 £35,000 -33.33%
East of England -10 7 £50,000 +11.11%
Bracknell -10 6 - -
South West -15 6 £41,250 +3.77% 1
Manchester - 6 £40,150 - 2
Staines - 6 - -
Surbiton - 6 £37,500 -
West Midlands -24 5 £55,000 +46.66% 1
West Yorkshire -13 4 £50,000 +38.88%
Essex - 4 £55,000 -
Runcorn - 4 £35,750 -
Reading +9 3 £40,000 -
Leeds -18 3 £55,000 +52.77%
Hampshire -22 3 £45,000 +1.12% 1
Wiltshire - 3 £40,000 -
East Midlands - 3 £55,000 -
Swindon - 3 £40,000 -
Warrington - 3 £35,000 -
Buckinghamshire +8 2 £48,750 +14.70%
Bristol 0 2 £48,750 +23.41% 1

Infrastructure Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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.

1 152 (60.32%) Windows
2 127 (50.40%) VMware
3 92 (36.51%) Microsoft
4 80 (31.75%) Active Directory
5 71 (28.17%) ITIL
6 67 (26.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 66 (26.19%) MS Exchange
8 64 (25.40%) Windows Server 2012
9 58 (23.02%) SAN
10 56 (22.22%) Hyper-V
11 55 (21.83%) SCCM
12 54 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
12 54 (21.43%) Cisco
13 47 (18.65%) SCOM
14 46 (18.25%) Citrix
15 45 (17.86%) Firewall
15 45 (17.86%) Finance
16 44 (17.46%) MS Excel
17 41 (16.27%) Linux
17 41 (16.27%) Exchange Server 2010
17 41 (16.27%) Exchange Server 2013
18 38 (15.08%) DNS
18 38 (15.08%) Microsoft Certification
19 37 (14.68%) Windows Server 2003
20 36 (14.29%) HP
20 36 (14.29%) Security Cleared
20 36 (14.29%) Degree
20 36 (14.29%) SCDPM
20 36 (14.29%) Office 365
21 35 (13.89%) SC Cleared

Infrastructure Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 66 (26.19%) MS Exchange
2 41 (16.27%) Exchange Server 2010
2 41 (16.27%) Exchange Server 2013
3 20 (7.94%) Exchange Server 2007
3 20 (7.94%) SharePoint
4 19 (7.54%) IIS
5 18 (7.14%) Lync
6 17 (6.75%) Apache
7 10 (3.97%) Tomcat
8 9 (3.57%) Apache Solr
9 8 (3.17%) SharePoint Server
10 5 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (1.19%) WebSphere
11 3 (1.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (1.19%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.79%) Exchange Server 5.5
12 2 (0.79%) Office Communications Server
13 1 (0.40%) SAS
Applications
1 44 (17.46%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.38%) MS Office
3 1 (0.40%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (2.38%) Maximo
2 2 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 36 (14.29%) Office 365
2 33 (13.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.59%) Google Apps
4 2 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.79%) PaaS
4 2 (0.79%) IaaS
5 1 (0.40%) SaaS
5 1 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 58 (23.02%) SAN
2 45 (17.86%) Firewall
3 38 (15.08%) DNS
4 23 (9.13%) Network Security
5 22 (8.73%) NAS
6 19 (7.54%) DHCP
7 18 (7.14%) LAN
7 18 (7.14%) WAN
8 17 (6.75%) TCP/IP
9 15 (5.95%) VoIP
10 14 (5.56%) Cisco ASA
11 12 (4.76%) BIG-IP
12 11 (4.37%) Internet
12 11 (4.37%) MPLS
13 10 (3.97%) Unified Communications
13 10 (3.97%) Fibre Channel
14 9 (3.57%) Wireless
15 8 (3.17%) SSL
16 6 (2.38%) iSCSI
17 5 (1.98%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (12.30%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.76%) MySQL
3 9 (3.57%) SQL Server 2000
4 5 (1.98%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (1.98%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.40%) Base SAS
6 1 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
General
1 45 (17.86%) Finance
2 16 (6.35%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.78%) Back Office
4 4 (1.59%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.59%) Advertising
5 3 (1.19%) Retail
6 2 (0.79%) Banking
6 2 (0.79%) Electronics
6 2 (0.79%) Automotive
6 2 (0.79%) Law
6 2 (0.79%) Legal
6 2 (0.79%) Marketing
7 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.98%) .NET
2 3 (1.19%) WebSphere MQ
2 3 (1.19%) Middleware
3 2 (0.79%) CSS
3 2 (0.79%) Web Services
4 1 (0.40%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 22 (8.73%) Clustering
2 20 (7.94%) Computer Science
3 18 (7.14%) Replication
4 15 (5.95%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (3.97%) CLARiiON
6 9 (3.57%) EMC Centera
6 9 (3.57%) Symmetrix DMX
7 7 (2.78%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.98%) Blackberry
9 4 (1.59%) Enterprise Storage
9 4 (1.59%) CMDB
10 3 (1.19%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (1.19%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.79%) DataPower
11 2 (0.79%) Open Source
11 2 (0.79%) DTV
11 2 (0.79%) Online Banking
11 2 (0.79%) CCTV
12 1 (0.40%) Fat Client
12 1 (0.40%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 152 (60.32%) Windows
2 67 (26.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 64 (25.40%) Windows Server 2012
4 41 (16.27%) Linux
5 37 (14.68%) Windows Server 2003
6 30 (11.90%) UNIX
7 22 (8.73%) Windows 7
8 10 (3.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (3.97%) Windows XP
9 9 (3.57%) Windows 8
10 8 (3.17%) Solaris
11 7 (2.78%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.79%) Debian
13 1 (0.40%) Android
13 1 (0.40%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (28.17%) ITIL
2 29 (11.51%) Service Delivery
3 26 (10.32%) Project Management
4 24 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
5 14 (5.56%) Change Management
5 14 (5.56%) Service Management
5 14 (5.56%) Problem Management
6 13 (5.16%) Migration
6 13 (5.16%) Incident Management
6 13 (5.16%) PRINCE2
7 12 (4.76%) Asset Management
8 8 (3.17%) Supplier Management
9 7 (2.78%) Risk Management
9 7 (2.78%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (2.78%) Change Control
9 7 (2.78%) Capacity Planning
10 6 (2.38%) Portfolio Management
10 6 (2.38%) People Management
10 6 (2.38%) Mentoring
10 6 (2.38%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 26 (10.32%) SQL
2 12 (4.76%) PowerShell
3 5 (1.98%) VBScript
3 5 (1.98%) Shell Script
4 3 (1.19%) VB
4 3 (1.19%) Perl
5 2 (0.79%) Bash Shell
5 2 (0.79%) Java
6 1 (0.40%) Korn
6 1 (0.40%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 38 (15.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 36 (14.29%) Degree
3 35 (13.89%) SC Cleared
4 29 (11.51%) MCSE
5 24 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (5.16%) CCNP
7 12 (4.76%) CCNA
8 10 (3.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 8 (3.17%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (3.17%) MCITP
10 6 (2.38%) MCP
11 5 (1.98%) MCSA
11 5 (1.98%) CISSP
12 4 (1.59%) CCSE
13 3 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 3 (1.19%) CCA
13 3 (1.19%) Citrix Certification
14 1 (0.40%) CCDA
14 1 (0.40%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (9.92%) SLA
2 9 (3.57%) PCI DSS
3 7 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.40%) QA
System Software
1 80 (31.75%) Active Directory
2 56 (22.22%) Hyper-V
3 54 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 30 (11.90%) vSphere
5 26 (10.32%) VMware ESX
6 23 (9.13%) XenApp
7 21 (8.33%) Forefront TMG
8 12 (4.76%) Firmware
9 10 (3.97%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (2.38%) XenDesktop
10 6 (2.38%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 4 (1.59%) DFS Replication
12 3 (1.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (1.19%) NFS
12 3 (1.19%) MetaFrame
13 2 (0.79%) UAG
13 2 (0.79%) ISA Server
13 2 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.79%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 1 (0.40%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 55 (21.83%) SCCM
2 47 (18.65%) SCOM
3 36 (14.29%) SCDPM
4 35 (13.89%) SCVMM
5 33 (13.10%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 13 (5.16%) NetBackup
7 9 (3.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 8 (3.17%) Cisco CUCM
9 6 (2.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 6 (2.38%) Tivoli
9 6 (2.38%) Backup Exec
10 5 (1.98%) WSUS
11 4 (1.59%) EMC NetWorker
12 3 (1.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 3 (1.19%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 2 (0.79%) Nagios
13 2 (0.79%) Norton AntiVirus
13 2 (0.79%) Unicenter
14 1 (0.40%) MOM
14 1 (0.40%) SCSM
Vendors
1 127 (50.40%) VMware
2 92 (36.51%) Microsoft
3 54 (21.43%) Cisco
4 46 (18.25%) Citrix
5 36 (14.29%) HP
6 31 (12.30%) NetApp
7 29 (11.51%) EMC
8 16 (6.35%) Symantec
9 14 (5.56%) IBM
9 14 (5.56%) CheckPoint
10 11 (4.37%) Blue Coat
10 11 (4.37%) Red Hat
10 11 (4.37%) SolarWinds
11 10 (3.97%) Intel
12 9 (3.57%) ProCurve
12 9 (3.57%) hybris
13 8 (3.17%) Juniper
14 7 (2.78%) F5
15 6 (2.38%) Veeam
16 5 (1.98%) SAP
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