Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Head of Infrastructure was £72,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

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

Head of Infrastructure
UK > England
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1063 1038 1090
Rank change year-on-year -25 +52 +62
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Infrastructure 96 147 187
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.057% 0.082% 0.091%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.060% 0.085% 0.094%
Number of salaries quoted 78 117 155
England median annual salary £72,500 £95,000 £77,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -23.68% +22.58% +10.71%
10th Percentile £54,250 £62,500 £48,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £122,500 £133,750
UK median annual salary £72,500 £95,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year -23.68% +26.67% +7.14%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 160513 172941 198856
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.70% 96.50% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 129735 146008 166765
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

Head of Infrastructure
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Head of Infrastructure in England

Head of Infrastructure
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Head of Infrastructure in England.

Salary trend for Head of Infrastructure in England

Head of Infrastructure
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Head of Infrastructure in England over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Head of Infrastructure in England

Head of Infrastructure
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Head of Infrastructure within the England region over the 6 months to 18 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
London -38 46 £75,000 -25.00% 1
East of England +10 13 £65,000 -27.78% 2
Midlands +33 12 £72,500 -15.94% 2
South West -12 10 £66,250 - 1
North of England -4 9 £70,000 -19.54% 1
North West -12 8 £62,500 - 1
East Midlands - 8 £72,500 - 2
South East +30 5 £70,000 -
West Midlands +15 4 £70,000 -18.84%
Yorkshire +16 1 £90,000 +3.45%
Head of Infrastructure
UK

Head of Infrastructure Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, Head of Infrastructure 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 England region featuring Head of Infrastructure in the job title.

1 43 (44.79%) Finance
2 42 (43.75%) Windows
3 32 (33.33%) ITIL
4 26 (27.08%) DevOps
5 24 (25.00%) Linux
6 23 (23.96%) Stakeholder Management
7 22 (22.92%) Service Delivery
8 20 (20.83%) Microsoft
8 20 (20.83%) Microsoft Azure
8 20 (20.83%) Amazon AWS
9 18 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
10 17 (17.71%) VMware
11 16 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
11 16 (16.67%) Office 365
12 15 (15.63%) SaaS
12 15 (15.63%) Data Centre
12 15 (15.63%) Change Management
12 15 (15.63%) Firewall
13 14 (14.58%) BCP
14 13 (13.54%) SQL Server
14 13 (13.54%) Information Security
15 12 (12.50%) Supplier Management
15 12 (12.50%) Marketing
15 12 (12.50%) E-Commerce
15 12 (12.50%) Mentoring
16 11 (11.46%) Coaching
16 11 (11.46%) IT Strategy
16 11 (11.46%) Cisco
17 10 (10.42%) Business Continuity
18 9 (9.38%) Computer Science

Head of Infrastructure Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 7 (7.29%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.13%) Skype for Business
3 2 (2.08%) IIS
Business Applications
1 2 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (20.83%) Amazon AWS
1 20 (20.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (16.67%) Office 365
3 15 (15.63%) SaaS
4 8 (8.33%) IaaS
5 5 (5.21%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.04%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (15.63%) Firewall
2 9 (9.38%) VoIP
3 7 (7.29%) SAN
3 7 (7.29%) VPN
4 6 (6.25%) MPLS
5 5 (5.21%) TCP/IP
6 4 (4.17%) LAN
6 4 (4.17%) Skype
6 4 (4.17%) WAN
7 2 (2.08%) Asterisk PBX
7 2 (2.08%) BGP
7 2 (2.08%) Ethernet
7 2 (2.08%) L2TP
7 2 (2.08%) NAS
7 2 (2.08%) OSPF
7 2 (2.08%) PBX
7 2 (2.08%) SSL
8 1 (1.04%) DNS
8 1 (1.04%) Unified Communications
8 1 (1.04%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.54%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.13%) NoSQL
2 3 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (3.13%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 43 (44.79%) Finance
2 12 (12.50%) Marketing
3 6 (6.25%) Retail
3 6 (6.25%) Telecoms
4 5 (5.21%) Banking
5 1 (1.04%) Back Office
5 1 (1.04%) Electronics
5 1 (1.04%) French Language
5 1 (1.04%) Law
5 1 (1.04%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.04%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.63%) Data Centre
2 9 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (9.38%) Computer Science
3 8 (8.33%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.17%) Fintech
4 4 (4.17%) Private Cloud
4 4 (4.17%) Replication
5 3 (3.13%) Hedge funds
5 3 (3.13%) NHS
6 1 (1.04%) FMCG
6 1 (1.04%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.04%) Smart Meter
6 1 (1.04%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 42 (43.75%) Windows
2 24 (25.00%) Linux
3 7 (7.29%) Unix
3 7 (7.29%) Windows Server
4 6 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (3.13%) CentOS
5 3 (3.13%) Solaris
5 3 (3.13%) Windows 10
5 3 (3.13%) Windows 7
5 3 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.04%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (33.33%) ITIL
2 26 (27.08%) DevOps
3 23 (23.96%) Stakeholder Management
4 22 (22.92%) Service Delivery
5 18 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
6 16 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (15.63%) Change Management
8 14 (14.58%) BCP
9 13 (13.54%) Information Security
10 12 (12.50%) E-Commerce
10 12 (12.50%) Mentoring
10 12 (12.50%) Supplier Management
11 11 (11.46%) Coaching
11 11 (11.46%) IT Strategy
12 10 (10.42%) Business Continuity
13 9 (9.38%) Service Management
14 8 (8.33%) Line Management
14 8 (8.33%) Project Management
15 7 (7.29%) Capacity Planning
15 7 (7.29%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.21%) C
1 5 (5.21%) Java
1 5 (5.21%) Python
2 4 (4.17%) PowerShell
2 4 (4.17%) SQL
3 3 (3.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (5.21%) Degree
2 5 (5.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (1.04%) DBS Check
3 1 (1.04%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.25%) SLA
2 4 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (3.13%) ISO 9001
3 3 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 3 (3.13%) PCI DSS
4 2 (2.08%) PMO
5 1 (1.04%) QA
System Software
1 8 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 7 (7.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (7.29%) vSphere
3 4 (4.17%) Docker
3 4 (4.17%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.04%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 3 (3.13%) Kubernetes
1 3 (3.13%) SCCM
2 2 (2.08%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.04%) Ansible
3 1 (1.04%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (1.04%) Puppet
3 1 (1.04%) SCOM
3 1 (1.04%) SCOrch
3 1 (1.04%) SCSM
3 1 (1.04%) vMotion
Vendors
1 20 (20.83%) Microsoft
2 17 (17.71%) VMware
3 11 (11.46%) Cisco
4 5 (5.21%) Google
5 4 (4.17%) Sybase
5 4 (4.17%) Veeam
6 3 (3.13%) Capita
6 3 (3.13%) Juniper
7 2 (2.08%) Citrix
7 2 (2.08%) Dell
7 2 (2.08%) EqualLogic
7 2 (2.08%) Fortinet
7 2 (2.08%) Meraki
7 2 (2.08%) Sun
7 2 (2.08%) Symantec
8 1 (1.04%) 3PAR
8 1 (1.04%) Barracuda Networks
8 1 (1.04%) HP
8 1 (1.04%) SAP
8 1 (1.04%) WatchGuard