The table below looks at the statistics for the Infrastructure Support 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 Support Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Infrastructure Support Specialist
Rank 861 913 868
Rank change year-on-year
+52 -45
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Support Specialist 41 25 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.021% 0.015%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.039% 0.022% 0.016%
Number of salaries quoted 35 24 16
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £27,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% +48.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,341 £39,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £60,000 £35,250
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £27,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +48.14%

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
104585 111653 102685
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.50% 94.55% 94.56%
Number of salaries quoted 86393 91565 85529
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Infrastructure Support Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Infrastructure Support Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Infrastructure Support Specialist
Salary Trend

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

Infrastructure Support Specialist Salary Trend in the UK

Infrastructure Support Specialist
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Infrastructure Support Specialist over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 within the UK.

Infrastructure Support Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Infrastructure Support Specialist
Top 18 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Support Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 3 July 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 +37 38 £40,750 +1.87%
South East +28 19 £44,000 +3.52%
Hampshire - 14 £44,000 -
Farnborough - 9 £44,500 -
London +21 7 £45,000 -5.26%
East of England +7 7 £37,500 -3.84%
Hemel Hempstead - 7 £37,500 -
Hertfordshire - 7 £37,500 -
Reading - 5 £23,341 -
Berkshire - 5 £23,341 -
Basingstoke - 3 £44,000 -
North West -5 2 £24,625 -58.95%
Canary Wharf - 2 £60,000 -
Manchester - 2 £24,625 -
Docklands, London - 2 £60,000 -
Caerphilly - 1 £24,000 -
South Wales - 1 £24,000 -
Wales - 1 £24,000 -

Infrastructure Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Infrastructure Support 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 Support Specialist in their job title.

1 44 (75.86%) VMware
2 38 (65.52%) Windows
3 33 (56.90%) ITIL
4 32 (55.17%) Active Directory
5 27 (46.55%) Microsoft
6 20 (34.48%) SAN
7 19 (32.76%) SQL Server
7 19 (32.76%) VMware Infrastructure
8 17 (29.31%) MS Exchange
9 16 (27.59%) EMC
10 15 (25.86%) HP
11 14 (24.14%) vSphere
12 13 (22.41%) SQL Server 2008
12 13 (22.41%) MS Excel
12 13 (22.41%) SQL Server 2012
13 12 (20.69%) VMware ESXi
13 12 (20.69%) Fibre Channel
13 12 (20.69%) Finance
14 11 (18.97%) Windows Server 2008
14 11 (18.97%) Cisco
15 10 (17.24%) Windows Server 2003
15 10 (17.24%) MS Office
15 10 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
16 9 (15.52%) Exchange Server 2010
16 9 (15.52%) SQL
16 9 (15.52%) E-Commerce
16 9 (15.52%) LAN
16 9 (15.52%) WAN
16 9 (15.52%) Internet
16 9 (15.52%) Windows 7

Infrastructure Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Infrastructure Support 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 Support Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 17 (29.31%) MS Exchange
2 9 (15.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (13.79%) Lync
4 5 (8.62%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (8.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (8.62%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.72%) IIS
5 1 (1.72%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.72%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 13 (22.41%) MS Excel
2 10 (17.24%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (5.17%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (5.17%) Office 365
4 1 (1.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (34.48%) SAN
2 12 (20.69%) Fibre Channel
3 9 (15.52%) Internet
3 9 (15.52%) LAN
3 9 (15.52%) WAN
4 5 (8.62%) TCP/IP
4 5 (8.62%) DNS
5 4 (6.90%) DHCP
6 1 (1.72%) Firewall
6 1 (1.72%) IP Telephony
6 1 (1.72%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (32.76%) SQL Server
2 13 (22.41%) SQL Server 2008
2 13 (22.41%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (8.62%) HP UFT
General
1 12 (20.69%) Finance
2 7 (12.07%) Banking
3 6 (10.34%) Retail
4 1 (1.72%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.62%) Application Packaging
2 3 (5.17%) X-Windows
2 3 (5.17%) SAP Basis
3 1 (1.72%) .NET
3 1 (1.72%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.79%) Data Centre
2 6 (10.34%) EMC VNX
3 4 (6.90%) Management Information System
4 3 (5.17%) Fat Client
4 3 (5.17%) Mobile Computing
4 3 (5.17%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.72%) Derivative
5 1 (1.72%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 38 (65.52%) Windows
2 11 (18.97%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (17.24%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (15.52%) Windows 7
5 8 (13.79%) Windows XP
6 5 (8.62%) Windows 2000
7 4 (6.90%) Linux
8 3 (5.17%) Mac OS X
8 3 (5.17%) AIX
9 2 (3.45%) Solaris
9 2 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.72%) SUSE
10 1 (1.72%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.72%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.72%) UNIX
10 1 (1.72%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (56.90%) ITIL
2 9 (15.52%) E-Commerce
3 7 (12.07%) Change Management
4 5 (8.62%) Service Delivery
4 5 (8.62%) CRM
4 5 (8.62%) Test Scripting
5 4 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (5.17%) Data Management
6 3 (5.17%) Service Management
6 3 (5.17%) ITSM
6 3 (5.17%) Business Continuity
7 2 (3.45%) Project Management
7 2 (3.45%) Problem Management
8 1 (1.72%) Logistics
8 1 (1.72%) Incident Management
8 1 (1.72%) Project Planning
8 1 (1.72%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (1.72%) Data Analytics
8 1 (1.72%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 9 (15.52%) SQL
2 5 (8.62%) VB
3 1 (1.72%) Python
3 1 (1.72%) AWK
3 1 (1.72%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.72%) sed
3 1 (1.72%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (10.34%) CCNA
1 6 (10.34%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (10.34%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (8.62%) DV Cleared
2 5 (8.62%) Security Cleared
3 4 (6.90%) SAP Certification
4 3 (5.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (3.45%) Degree
6 1 (1.72%) CCNP
6 1 (1.72%) CCDP
6 1 (1.72%) NCDA
6 1 (1.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.62%) QA
1 5 (8.62%) PCI DSS
2 4 (6.90%) ISO 9001
2 4 (6.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (5.17%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (55.17%) Active Directory
2 19 (32.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (24.14%) vSphere
4 12 (20.69%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (13.79%) VMware ESX
6 3 (5.17%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (5.17%) Terminal Server
7 1 (1.72%) XenApp
7 1 (1.72%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (10.34%) SCCM
2 3 (5.17%) Casper Suite
3 1 (1.72%) WSUS
Vendors
1 44 (75.86%) VMware
2 27 (46.55%) Microsoft
3 16 (27.59%) EMC
4 15 (25.86%) HP
5 11 (18.97%) Cisco
6 7 (12.07%) Oracle
6 7 (12.07%) SAP
6 7 (12.07%) NetApp
7 5 (8.62%) Citrix
7 5 (8.62%) RightFax
8 3 (5.17%) ServiceNow
8 3 (5.17%) AppSense
9 2 (3.45%) Red Hat
9 2 (3.45%) CheckPoint
9 2 (3.45%) Remedy
9 2 (3.45%) Altiris
10 1 (1.72%) Mitel
10 1 (1.72%) Intel
10 1 (1.72%) Nortel
10 1 (1.72%) Juniper