Period
to 20 January 2019

The median annual salary for an Infrastructure Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 20 January 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
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 97 111 125
Rank change year-on-year +14 +14 -6
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 91 77 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.80% 2.12% 2.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.91% 2.19% 2.06%
Number of salaries quoted 89 85 66
Birmingham median annual salary £42,500 £39,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.97% -2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,100 £27,750
90th Percentile £58,750 £53,750 £56,375
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £36,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year +17.24% -9.38% +6.67%

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 3,132 3,508 4,227
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.46% 96.67% 97.06%
Number of salaries quoted 2,228 2,659 3,172
Birmingham median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £76,913 £67,500 £66,250
West Midlands median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -

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 20 January 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 20 January 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 91 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 78 (85.71%) Windows
3 74 (81.32%) VMware
4 71 (78.02%) Active Directory
5 63 (69.23%) VMware Infrastructure
6 48 (52.75%) Windows Server
7 47 (51.65%) Microsoft
8 44 (48.35%) Data Centre
9 37 (40.66%) Dell
10 34 (37.36%) DNS
10 34 (37.36%) SCCM
11 33 (36.26%) DHCP
12 32 (35.16%) ITIL
13 30 (32.97%) HP
14 28 (30.77%) Cisco
14 28 (30.77%) Hyper-V
15 25 (27.47%) Microsoft Certification
16 24 (26.37%) Windows Server 2012
17 23 (25.27%) Linux
17 23 (25.27%) MCSE
18 22 (24.18%) Symantec
19 20 (21.98%) Norton AntiVirus
20 18 (19.78%) Microsoft Azure
21 17 (18.68%) Windows Server 2003
21 17 (18.68%) SharePoint
21 17 (18.68%) Office 365
22 16 (17.58%) Kalman Filter
22 16 (17.58%) Patch Management
22 16 (17.58%) Self-Motivation
22 16 (17.58%) Web Filtering

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 17 (18.68%) SharePoint
2 13 (14.29%) MS Exchange
3 12 (13.19%) SharePoint Server
4 7 (7.69%) Apache
5 2 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.20%) IIS
5 2 (2.20%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (9.89%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (4.40%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 18 (19.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (18.68%) Office 365
3 13 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (3.30%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (3.30%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (37.36%) DNS
2 33 (36.26%) DHCP
3 13 (14.29%) VoIP
4 10 (10.99%) Firewall
5 8 (8.79%) SAN
6 4 (4.40%) LAN
6 4 (4.40%) WAN
7 3 (3.30%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (2.20%) DMZ
8 2 (2.20%) HTTPS
8 2 (2.20%) Network Security
8 2 (2.20%) Skype
8 2 (2.20%) SSL
8 2 (2.20%) Wireless
9 1 (1.10%) TCP/IP
9 1 (1.10%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.89%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 14 (15.38%) Retail
2 9 (9.89%) Finance
3 1 (1.10%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.69%) Spring
2 3 (3.30%) Web Services
3 2 (2.20%) OLE
4 1 (1.10%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 44 (48.35%) Data Centre
2 16 (17.58%) Self-Motivation
3 8 (8.79%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (7.69%) Enterprise Storage
5 6 (6.59%) AS400
6 4 (4.40%) Replication
7 3 (3.30%) Private Cloud
8 2 (2.20%) PKI
9 1 (1.10%) Clustering
9 1 (1.10%) Driving Licence
9 1 (1.10%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 78 (85.71%) Windows
2 48 (52.75%) Windows Server
3 24 (26.37%) Windows Server 2012
4 23 (25.27%) Linux
5 17 (18.68%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (17.58%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (7.69%) Windows 7
7 7 (7.69%) Windows 8
8 3 (3.30%) Mac OS
8 3 (3.30%) SUSE
8 3 (3.30%) Ubuntu
9 2 (2.20%) Unix
9 2 (2.20%) Windows 10
9 2 (2.20%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 32 (35.16%) ITIL
3 16 (17.58%) Kalman Filter
3 16 (17.58%) Patch Management
3 16 (17.58%) Project Management
3 16 (17.58%) Web Filtering
4 12 (13.19%) Problem Management
5 11 (12.09%) Problem-Solving
6 10 (10.99%) Change Control
6 10 (10.99%) Change Management
6 10 (10.99%) Time Management
7 9 (9.89%) Configuration Management
8 8 (8.79%) Service Management
9 7 (7.69%) Incident Management
9 7 (7.69%) Proactive Monitoring
9 7 (7.69%) Process Improvement
10 6 (6.59%) Capacity Planning
10 6 (6.59%) Server Management
11 5 (5.49%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (5.49%) Network Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.79%) PowerShell
2 7 (7.69%) SQL
3 6 (6.59%) VBScript
4 5 (5.49%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 25 (27.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (25.27%) MCSE
3 16 (17.58%) ITIL Certification
4 15 (16.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 10 (10.99%) CCNA
5 10 (10.99%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (10.99%) MCSA
6 7 (7.69%) CISM
6 7 (7.69%) CISSP
7 3 (3.30%) MCITP
8 2 (2.20%) CCNP
8 2 (2.20%) MCP
8 2 (2.20%) MCTS
9 1 (1.10%) Degree
9 1 (1.10%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.69%) PCI DSS
2 4 (4.40%) GDPR
3 1 (1.10%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (1.10%) SLA
System Software
1 71 (78.02%) Active Directory
2 63 (69.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (30.77%) Hyper-V
4 8 (8.79%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (5.49%) vSphere
6 4 (4.40%) Firmware
7 3 (3.30%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (2.20%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (1.10%) XenApp
9 1 (1.10%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 34 (37.36%) SCCM
2 20 (21.98%) Norton AntiVirus
3 13 (14.29%) WSUS
4 6 (6.59%) Backup Exec
5 4 (4.40%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 4 (4.40%) NetBackup
6 2 (2.20%) AirWatch
6 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (2.20%) vMotion
7 1 (1.10%) SCOM
Vendors
1 74 (81.32%) VMware
2 47 (51.65%) Microsoft
3 37 (40.66%) Dell
4 30 (32.97%) HP
5 28 (30.77%) Cisco
6 22 (24.18%) Symantec
7 16 (17.58%) Forcepoint
7 16 (17.58%) IBM
7 16 (17.58%) McAfee
8 10 (10.99%) Citrix
8 10 (10.99%) NetApp
9 8 (8.79%) EqualLogic
10 6 (6.59%) Ivanti
10 6 (6.59%) Remedy
10 6 (6.59%) ServiceNow
10 6 (6.59%) Veeam
11 4 (4.40%) CheckPoint
12 3 (3.30%) Adobe
12 3 (3.30%) Google
12 3 (3.30%) Nimble Storage