Period
to 22 September 2019

The median annual salary for an Infrastructure Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 22 September 2019.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Infrastructure Engineer
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 62 114 123
Rank change year-on-year +52 +9 -19
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 98 84 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 3.67% 2.24% 2.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.79% 2.31% 2.16%
Number of salaries quoted 79 83 79
Birmingham median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £32,050 £32,500 £31,100
90th Percentile £63,750 £57,500 £50,000
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -6.25%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Birmingham
Permanent vacancies in Birmingham with a recognized job title 2,588 3,640 3,712
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.04% 96.99% 96.27%
Number of salaries quoted 2,223 2,641 3,047
Birmingham median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £26,750 £25,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £65,000
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

Infrastructure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings that featured Infrastructure Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Engineer in Birmingham

Infrastructure Engineer
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer in Birmingham.

Salary trend for Infrastructure Engineer in Birmingham

Infrastructure Engineer
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer in Birmingham over the 6 months to 22 September 2019.

Salary histogram for Infrastructure Engineer in Birmingham

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 September 2019, Infrastructure Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Birmingham region featuring Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

1 98 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 77 (78.57%) Windows
3 72 (73.47%) Active Directory
4 70 (71.43%) VMware
5 69 (70.41%) Azure
6 56 (57.14%) Windows Server
7 54 (55.10%) Hyper-V
8 51 (52.04%) Office 365
9 46 (46.94%) Microsoft
10 45 (45.92%) ITIL
11 41 (41.84%) DNS
12 40 (40.82%) DHCP
12 40 (40.82%) Cisco
12 40 (40.82%) Citrix
12 40 (40.82%) VMware Infrastructure
13 34 (34.69%) Data Centre
14 32 (32.65%) XenApp
14 32 (32.65%) HP
14 32 (32.65%) Dell
14 32 (32.65%) Firewall
15 27 (27.55%) Windows Server 2003
16 24 (24.49%) NetApp
16 24 (24.49%) Project Delivery
17 23 (23.47%) vSphere
17 23 (23.47%) SCCM
18 21 (21.43%) NAS
18 21 (21.43%) SharePoint
19 20 (20.41%) MS Exchange
20 19 (19.39%) Symantec
20 19 (19.39%) PowerShell

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 21 (21.43%) SharePoint
2 20 (20.41%) MS Exchange
3 17 (17.35%) SAS
4 13 (13.27%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (7.14%) SharePoint Server
6 6 (6.12%) IIS
7 2 (2.04%) Skype for Business
8 1 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (1.02%) JBoss
8 1 (1.02%) WildFly
Applications
1 16 (16.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (5.10%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 69 (70.41%) Azure
2 51 (52.04%) Office 365
3 18 (18.37%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (8.16%) AWS
5 7 (7.14%) IaaS
6 6 (6.12%) PaaS
7 4 (4.08%) SaaS
8 1 (1.02%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 41 (41.84%) DNS
2 40 (40.82%) DHCP
3 32 (32.65%) Firewall
4 21 (21.43%) NAS
5 18 (18.37%) iSCSI
5 18 (18.37%) VLAN
6 17 (17.35%) FCoE
6 17 (17.35%) Fibre Channel
6 17 (17.35%) Spanning Tree
7 16 (16.33%) WAN
8 15 (15.31%) SAN
9 10 (10.20%) LAN
10 6 (6.12%) TCP/IP
11 5 (5.10%) NetScaler
12 4 (4.08%) Remote Desktop
12 4 (4.08%) VPN
12 4 (4.08%) Wireless
13 3 (3.06%) Converged Networks
14 2 (2.04%) Skype
14 2 (2.04%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.24%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.10%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (5.10%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (5.10%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (5.10%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (2.04%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.02%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5 (5.10%) Banking
1 5 (5.10%) Finance
2 3 (3.06%) Public Sector
3 1 (1.02%) Advertising
3 1 (1.02%) Law
3 1 (1.02%) Legal
3 1 (1.02%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.02%) .NET
1 1 (1.02%) COM
1 1 (1.02%) JSON
1 1 (1.02%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 34 (34.69%) Data Centre
2 19 (19.39%) Clustering
3 17 (17.35%) Public Cloud
3 17 (17.35%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (4.08%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (3.06%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.02%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.02%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.02%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.02%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.02%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 77 (78.57%) Windows
2 56 (57.14%) Windows Server
3 27 (27.55%) Windows Server 2003
4 17 (17.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (13.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (6.12%) Linux
7 5 (5.10%) Windows XP
8 2 (2.04%) Windows 10
8 2 (2.04%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.02%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (1.02%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 45 (45.92%) ITIL
3 24 (24.49%) Project Delivery
4 17 (17.35%) Project Management
5 15 (15.31%) Kalman Filter
6 14 (14.29%) Patch Management
6 14 (14.29%) Web Filtering
7 12 (12.24%) Product Roadmap
7 12 (12.24%) Service Management
8 8 (8.16%) Problem-Solving
9 7 (7.14%) Network Design
10 6 (6.12%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (6.12%) Configuration Management
10 6 (6.12%) Customer Engagement
10 6 (6.12%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (6.12%) PRINCE2
10 6 (6.12%) Virtual Environments
11 5 (5.10%) Agile Project Management
11 5 (5.10%) Change Control
12 4 (4.08%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 19 (19.39%) PowerShell
2 13 (13.27%) SQL
3 4 (4.08%) Bash Shell
4 2 (2.04%) VBScript
5 1 (1.02%) C
5 1 (1.02%) Java
5 1 (1.02%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (15.31%) ITIL Certification
2 10 (10.20%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (8.16%) MCSE
4 7 (7.14%) MCSA
5 4 (4.08%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (3.06%) CCIE
6 3 (3.06%) CCNP
7 2 (2.04%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.02%) CCNA
8 1 (1.02%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.14%) COBIT
1 7 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.02%) GDPR
2 1 (1.02%) SLA
System Software
1 72 (73.47%) Active Directory
2 54 (55.10%) Hyper-V
3 40 (40.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 32 (32.65%) XenApp
5 23 (23.47%) vSphere
6 8 (8.16%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (6.12%) XenDesktop
8 5 (5.10%) Forefront TMG
9 3 (3.06%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (3.06%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (1.02%) Docker
10 1 (1.02%) KVM
10 1 (1.02%) NLBS
10 1 (1.02%) Xen
Systems Management
1 23 (23.47%) SCCM
2 14 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
3 10 (10.20%) Backup Exec
4 8 (8.16%) WSUS
5 6 (6.12%) AirWatch
5 6 (6.12%) Microsoft Intune
6 5 (5.10%) FortiGate
6 5 (5.10%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 5 (5.10%) NetBackup
7 4 (4.08%) SCOM
8 1 (1.02%) Ansible
8 1 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (1.02%) Puppet
Vendors
1 70 (71.43%) VMware
2 46 (46.94%) Microsoft
3 40 (40.82%) Cisco
3 40 (40.82%) Citrix
4 32 (32.65%) Dell
4 32 (32.65%) HP
5 24 (24.49%) NetApp
6 19 (19.39%) Symantec
7 17 (17.35%) Dell Compellent
8 16 (16.33%) McAfee
9 14 (14.29%) Forcepoint
9 14 (14.29%) IBM
10 9 (9.18%) CheckPoint
11 7 (7.14%) Meraki
11 7 (7.14%) SonicWALL
11 7 (7.14%) Veeam
12 5 (5.10%) Ivanti
12 5 (5.10%) Remedy
12 5 (5.10%) ServiceNow
13 3 (3.06%) Palo Alto