Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for an Infrastructure Engineer was £39,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

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

Infrastructure Engineer
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 118 108 102
Rank change year-on-year -10 -6 +12
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 54 40 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.79% 1.78% 2.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.86% 1.82% 2.37%
Number of salaries quoted 33 36 67
Cheshire median annual salary £39,500 £37,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.76% -1.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £28,250 £31,250 £22,000
90th Percentile £47,500 £47,500 £44,200
North West median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. 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
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies in Cheshire with a recognized job title 2896 2192 3167
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.83% 97.29% 97.24%
Number of salaries quoted 2222 1885 2689
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £24,550 £22,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £58,750 £57,500
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

Infrastructure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Engineer in Cheshire

Infrastructure Engineer
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Salary trend for Infrastructure Engineer in Cheshire

Infrastructure Engineer
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer in Cheshire over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Infrastructure Engineer in Cheshire

Infrastructure Engineer
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +15 28 £40,000 +3.90%
Crewe -5 6 £35,000 -4.11%
Macclesfield +9 4 £32,500 -35.00%
Chester -4 4 £38,750 +19.23%
Knutsford - 2 £23,000 -
Ellesmere Port - 1 - -
Infrastructure Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, Infrastructure Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheshire region featuring Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

1 39 (72.22%) Windows
2 33 (61.11%) Active Directory
3 32 (59.26%) VMware
4 27 (50.00%) Cisco
5 26 (48.15%) Hyper-V
6 24 (44.44%) Windows Server
7 21 (38.89%) VMware Infrastructure
7 21 (38.89%) Microsoft Certification
8 20 (37.04%) NetApp
8 20 (37.04%) DNS
8 20 (37.04%) Microsoft
9 18 (33.33%) MCSA
9 18 (33.33%) Citrix
10 16 (29.63%) Change Management
11 15 (27.78%) Symantec
11 15 (27.78%) CommVault
11 15 (27.78%) Dell
11 15 (27.78%) DHCP
11 15 (27.78%) Degree
11 15 (27.78%) WSUS
11 15 (27.78%) EqualLogic
12 14 (25.93%) Data Centre
12 14 (25.93%) SCOM
12 14 (25.93%) Microsoft Azure
13 12 (22.22%) Management Information System
13 12 (22.22%) Office 365
14 11 (20.37%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 11 (20.37%) Thin Client
14 11 (20.37%) Fat Client
14 11 (20.37%) Firewall

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 9 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 6 (11.11%) Apache
2 6 (11.11%) JBoss
2 6 (11.11%) Tomcat
3 4 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (5.56%) IBM HTTP Server
4 3 (5.56%) WebSphere
4 3 (5.56%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (3.70%) IIS
6 1 (1.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 14 (25.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (22.22%) Office 365
3 9 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (5.56%) OpenShift
5 2 (3.70%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (1.85%) IaaS
6 1 (1.85%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (37.04%) DNS
2 15 (27.78%) DHCP
3 11 (20.37%) Firewall
4 7 (12.96%) SAN
5 6 (11.11%) LAN
5 6 (11.11%) WAN
6 5 (9.26%) VPN
7 4 (7.41%) TCP/IP
7 4 (7.41%) VoIP
8 3 (5.56%) HTTP
8 3 (5.56%) MPLS
9 2 (3.70%) Internet
9 2 (3.70%) LDAP
9 2 (3.70%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (3.70%) SSL
9 2 (3.70%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 9 (16.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.85%) Advertising
2 1 (1.85%) Billing
2 1 (1.85%) Retail
2 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.11%) Middleware
2 2 (3.70%) ActiveMQ
2 2 (3.70%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 14 (25.93%) Data Centre
2 12 (22.22%) Management Information System
3 11 (20.37%) Fat Client
3 11 (20.37%) Thin Client
4 9 (16.67%) Life Science
5 3 (5.56%) Computer Science
5 3 (5.56%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.85%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.85%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.85%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 39 (72.22%) Windows
2 24 (44.44%) Windows Server
3 10 (18.52%) Linux
4 7 (12.96%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (9.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (9.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (7.41%) AIX
6 4 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (5.56%) Unix
8 1 (1.85%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.85%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (29.63%) Change Management
2 4 (7.41%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (7.41%) Project Management
3 3 (5.56%) ITIL
3 3 (5.56%) Open Source
4 2 (3.70%) Acceptance Criteria
4 2 (3.70%) Business Transformation
4 2 (3.70%) Capacity Management
4 2 (3.70%) High Availability
4 2 (3.70%) Migration
4 2 (3.70%) Network Virtualisation
5 1 (1.85%) Change Control
5 1 (1.85%) Coaching
5 1 (1.85%) IT Strategy
5 1 (1.85%) ITIL V3
5 1 (1.85%) Mentoring
5 1 (1.85%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (1.85%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (1.85%) Presales
5 1 (1.85%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.11%) Java
1 6 (11.11%) PowerShell
1 6 (11.11%) Shell Script
1 6 (11.11%) SQL
2 3 (5.56%) Jython
2 3 (5.56%) Korn
2 3 (5.56%) Perl
3 2 (3.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 21 (38.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (33.33%) MCSA
3 15 (27.78%) Degree
4 5 (9.26%) MCSE
5 3 (5.56%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (3.70%) SC Cleared
6 2 (3.70%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.85%) CCA
7 1 (1.85%) CCNA
7 1 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.85%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.85%) MCITP
7 1 (1.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 33 (61.11%) Active Directory
2 26 (48.15%) Hyper-V
3 21 (38.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (5.56%) Docker
5 2 (3.70%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.85%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.85%) XenApp
6 1 (1.85%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (27.78%) WSUS
2 14 (25.93%) SCOM
3 11 (20.37%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 5 (9.26%) CA Wily
4 5 (9.26%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (5.56%) Kubernetes
5 3 (5.56%) Puppet
5 3 (5.56%) SCCM
6 2 (3.70%) BladeLogic
7 1 (1.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 32 (59.26%) VMware
2 27 (50.00%) Cisco
3 20 (37.04%) Microsoft
3 20 (37.04%) NetApp
4 18 (33.33%) Citrix
5 15 (27.78%) CommVault
5 15 (27.78%) Dell
5 15 (27.78%) EqualLogic
5 15 (27.78%) Symantec
6 7 (12.96%) IBM
7 3 (5.56%) Red Hat
8 2 (3.70%) AppDynamics
8 2 (3.70%) Avaya
8 2 (3.70%) CA
9 1 (1.85%) Google
9 1 (1.85%) Veeam