Period
to 15 August 2018

The median annual salary for an Infrastructure Support was £39,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

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

Infrastructure Support
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 155 155 130
Rank change year-on-year 0 -25 +20
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Support 11 10 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.38% 0.37% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.39% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 10 10 15
Cheshire median annual salary £39,000 £31,500 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.81% -13.70% +46.00%
10th Percentile £31,125 £25,500 £23,000
90th Percentile £50,475 £61,250 £53,750
North West median annual salary £38,000 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +16.92% -7.14% +6.06%

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 2,815 2,594 2,103
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.47% 95.79% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 2,136 2,008 1,808
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,000 £21,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £58,750 £57,500
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

Infrastructure Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Support in Cheshire

Infrastructure Support
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Salary trend for Infrastructure Support in Cheshire

Infrastructure Support
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Support in Cheshire over the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Infrastructure Support in Cheshire

Infrastructure Support
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 Support within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 15 August 2018. 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 +8 8 £39,000 +50.00% 2
Chester -5 1 £40,000 +29.03%
Northwich - 1 £50,000 -
Infrastructure Support
North West

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

For the 6 months to 15 August 2018, Infrastructure Support 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 Cheshire region featuring Infrastructure Support in the job title.

1 9 (81.82%) VMware
1 9 (81.82%) Microsoft Azure
1 9 (81.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 8 (72.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (72.73%) Windows
2 8 (72.73%) SAN
3 7 (63.64%) Windows Server
4 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
4 6 (54.55%) ITIL
4 6 (54.55%) SharePoint
5 5 (45.45%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (45.45%) Blue Coat
5 5 (45.45%) Clustering
5 5 (45.45%) HP
5 5 (45.45%) SolarWinds
5 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Clustering
5 5 (45.45%) High Availability
5 5 (45.45%) IaaS
5 5 (45.45%) AirWatch
5 5 (45.45%) Nimble Storage
6 4 (36.36%) Server Hardening
6 4 (36.36%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 4 (36.36%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (36.36%) Analytical Thinking
6 4 (36.36%) TippingPoint
6 4 (36.36%) Critical Thinking
6 4 (36.36%) Problem Management
6 4 (36.36%) Brocade

Infrastructure Support 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 6 (54.55%) SharePoint
2 2 (18.18%) IIS
3 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (81.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (45.45%) IaaS
3 2 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (72.73%) SAN
2 4 (36.36%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 4 (36.36%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 4 (36.36%) SSL
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (18.18%) DHCP
3 2 (18.18%) DNS
3 2 (18.18%) Firewall
3 2 (18.18%) LAN
3 2 (18.18%) Network Security
3 2 (18.18%) VLAN
3 2 (18.18%) WAN
4 1 (9.09%) FTP
4 1 (9.09%) HTTP
4 1 (9.09%) SMTP
4 1 (9.09%) SSH
4 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2014
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) CA Release Automation
1 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
1 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
1 1 (9.09%) JIRA
1 1 (9.09%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Clustering
2 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (72.73%) Windows
2 7 (63.64%) Windows Server
3 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (27.27%) Linux
5 2 (18.18%) AIX
5 2 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (18.18%) Unix
6 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
6 1 (9.09%) Windows 8
6 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 6 (54.55%) ITIL
3 5 (45.45%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (45.45%) High Availability
4 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (36.36%) Analytical Thinking
4 4 (36.36%) Critical Thinking
4 4 (36.36%) Penetration Testing
4 4 (36.36%) Problem Management
4 4 (36.36%) Server Hardening
5 1 (9.09%) Change Management
5 1 (9.09%) DNA
5 1 (9.09%) ITIL V3
5 1 (9.09%) Patch Management
5 1 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (9.09%) Project Management
5 1 (9.09%) Server Management
5 1 (9.09%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) MCSE
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (9.09%) CCNA
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) MCITP
2 1 (9.09%) MCSA
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 8 (72.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
3 1 (9.09%) vSphere
3 1 (9.09%) XenApp
3 1 (9.09%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (45.45%) AirWatch
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Clustering
2 4 (36.36%) Foglight
3 1 (9.09%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 9 (81.82%) VMware
2 5 (45.45%) Blue Coat
2 5 (45.45%) HP
2 5 (45.45%) Nimble Storage
2 5 (45.45%) SolarWinds
3 4 (36.36%) Brocade
3 4 (36.36%) Cisco
3 4 (36.36%) CommVault
3 4 (36.36%) F5
3 4 (36.36%) McAfee
3 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
3 4 (36.36%) NetApp
3 4 (36.36%) NetIQ
3 4 (36.36%) TippingPoint
4 2 (18.18%) Citrix