The table below looks at the statistics for the Infrastructure Specialist role in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands 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 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Infrastructure Specialist
Rank 221 191 195
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +4
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Specialist 4 9 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.070% 0.17% 0.064%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.074% 0.18% 0.067%
Number of salaries quoted 4 7 2
Average salary £41,750 £32,500 £36,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.46% -11.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,300 £32,500 £36,150
10% offered a salary of more than £46,500 £59,000 £37,350
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -
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 West Midlands 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
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5408 5035 4486
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.21% 95.65% 95.06%
Number of salaries quoted 4645 4302 3848
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Infrastructure Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Infrastructure Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Infrastructure Specialist
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Infrastructure Specialist across the West Midlands region.

Infrastructure Specialist Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Infrastructure Specialist
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Specialist within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 October 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
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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
Birmingham -7 2 £46,500 -22.50%
Staffordshire -8 2 £36,500 +12.30%
Infrastructure Specialist
England

Infrastructure Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 12 (85.71%) Windows
1 12 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 10 (71.43%) Active Directory
3 7 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (50.00%) SCOM
3 7 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (42.86%) Office 365
4 6 (42.86%) SCDPM
4 6 (42.86%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 6 (42.86%) SCCM
4 6 (42.86%) SCVMM
4 6 (42.86%) SC Cleared
4 6 (42.86%) Security Cleared
4 6 (42.86%) VMware
4 6 (42.86%) LAN
4 6 (42.86%) WAN
5 5 (35.71%) Cisco
5 5 (35.71%) SharePoint
5 5 (35.71%) SQL
5 5 (35.71%) SAN
5 5 (35.71%) Citrix
5 5 (35.71%) SharePoint Server
5 5 (35.71%) Lync
5 5 (35.71%) Unified Communications
6 4 (28.57%) vSphere
6 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (28.57%) VLAN
6 4 (28.57%) HP

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 6 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (35.71%) SharePoint
2 5 (35.71%) SharePoint Server
2 5 (35.71%) Lync
3 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
4 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
Cloud Services
1 6 (42.86%) Office 365
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (42.86%) LAN
1 6 (42.86%) WAN
2 5 (35.71%) SAN
2 5 (35.71%) Unified Communications
3 4 (28.57%) VLAN
4 3 (21.43%) Firewall
4 3 (21.43%) VPN
5 2 (14.29%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) MySQL
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Replication
2 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (85.71%) Windows
2 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (14.29%) Linux
6 1 (7.14%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) ITIL
2 1 (7.14%) Change Management
2 1 (7.14%) Network Design
2 1 (7.14%) Email Management
2 1 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (42.86%) SC Cleared
2 6 (42.86%) Security Cleared
3 3 (21.43%) MCSE
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (7.14%) MCITP
4 1 (7.14%) CCNA
System Software
1 10 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 7 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 4 (28.57%) vSphere
4 3 (21.43%) Terminal Server
5 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (50.00%) SCOM
2 6 (42.86%) SCDPM
2 6 (42.86%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 6 (42.86%) SCCM
2 6 (42.86%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 12 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 6 (42.86%) VMware
3 5 (35.71%) Cisco
3 5 (35.71%) Citrix
4 4 (28.57%) HP
5 2 (14.29%) Avaya
6 1 (7.14%) Juniper