Period
to 22 April 2021

The median annual salary for an Infrastructure Architect was £82,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 22 April 2021.

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

Infrastructure Architect
UK > England
6 months to
22 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 613 681 869
Rank change year-on-year +68 +188 -47
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 200 253 216
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.27% 0.25% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.27% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 172 196 156
10th Percentile £60,000 £52,500 £57,250
25th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £61,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £82,000 £70,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year +17.14% - -
75th Percentile £92,500 £77,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £90,000 £93,125
UK median annual salary £82,500 £70,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year +17.86% - -

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 69,974 94,884 131,930
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.87% 95.29% 96.01%
Number of salaries quoted 55,571 77,696 107,089
10th Percentile £32,000 £30,000 £28,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £38,750 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £53,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +2.80% +1.90% +5.00%
75th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

Infrastructure Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Architect in England

Infrastructure Architect
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Infrastructure Architect in England.

Salary trend for Infrastructure Architect in England

Infrastructure Architect
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Infrastructure Architect in England over the 6 months to 22 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Infrastructure Architect in England

Infrastructure Architect
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Architect within the England region over the 6 months to 22 April 2021. 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 +133 131 £87,500 +16.67% 17
South East +33 32 £70,278 +0.40% 9
North of England +4 15 £57,500 -17.86% 2
Yorkshire -6 11 £60,000 -6.25% 1
Midlands +20 9 £65,000 -7.14% 2
East of England +61 8 £67,500 -10.00% 2
West Midlands -7 5 £60,000 -14.29% 2
East Midlands +21 4 £70,000 +30.23%
South West -6 3 £65,000 +23.81% 8
North West +21 2 £60,000 -14.29% 1
North East - 2 £56,250 -
Infrastructure Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 April 2021, Infrastructure Architect 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 England region featuring Infrastructure Architect in the job title.

1 79 (39.50%) VMware
2 76 (38.00%) Azure
3 74 (37.00%) AWS
4 60 (30.00%) Microsoft
5 58 (29.00%) Migration
6 54 (27.00%) Windows
7 50 (25.00%) Firewall
8 47 (23.50%) Data Centre
9 45 (22.50%) Active Directory
9 45 (22.50%) VMware Infrastructure
10 42 (21.00%) DevOps
11 38 (19.00%) Agile Software Development
12 37 (18.50%) Linux
12 37 (18.50%) ITIL
13 36 (18.00%) Kubernetes
14 33 (16.50%) Finance
15 32 (16.00%) Python
15 32 (16.00%) Microsoft 365
16 29 (14.50%) Docker
17 27 (13.50%) Citrix
18 25 (12.50%) Amazon RDS
18 25 (12.50%) PowerShell
18 25 (12.50%) Windows Server
19 24 (12.00%) Project Delivery
20 21 (10.50%) AWS Certification
20 21 (10.50%) Fintech
20 21 (10.50%) Data Warehouse
20 21 (10.50%) TOGAF
21 20 (10.00%) SQL
21 20 (10.00%) Business Intelligence

Infrastructure Architect 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 10 (5.00%) MS Exchange
2 7 (3.50%) IIS
2 7 (3.50%) OpenStack
3 5 (2.50%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.00%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.50%) Confluence
5 1 (0.50%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.50%) MS Visio
1 1 (0.50%) Weka
Business Applications
1 1 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 76 (38.00%) Azure
2 74 (37.00%) AWS
3 32 (16.00%) Microsoft 365
4 19 (9.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 19 (9.50%) Amazon EC2
4 19 (9.50%) Amazon ELB
4 19 (9.50%) Amazon S3
4 19 (9.50%) AWS CloudTrail
4 19 (9.50%) Route 53
4 19 (9.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 16 (8.00%) Azure Active Directory
6 14 (7.00%) GCP
7 8 (4.00%) OpenShift
8 6 (3.00%) SaaS
9 5 (2.50%) IaaS
10 4 (2.00%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (2.00%) PaaS
11 3 (1.50%) GitHub
11 3 (1.50%) Slack
12 2 (1.00%) AWS CodePipeline
Communications & Networking
1 50 (25.00%) Firewall
2 20 (10.00%) SAN
3 13 (6.50%) VSAN
4 12 (6.00%) DNS
5 7 (3.50%) DHCP
5 7 (3.50%) WAN
6 5 (2.50%) NetScaler
6 5 (2.50%) SD-WAN
7 4 (2.00%) TCP/IP
8 2 (1.00%) Internet
8 2 (1.00%) iSCSI
8 2 (1.00%) LAN
8 2 (1.00%) Skype
8 2 (1.00%) SSL
8 2 (1.00%) VPN
9 1 (0.50%) DMVPN
9 1 (0.50%) Network Security
9 1 (0.50%) OpenLDAP
9 1 (0.50%) SMTP
9 1 (0.50%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (12.50%) Amazon RDS
2 21 (10.50%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (3.50%) MongoDB
4 4 (2.00%) MySQL
4 4 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.50%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (1.00%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.00%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.50%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (0.50%) Big Data
7 1 (0.50%) DataStax
7 1 (0.50%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.50%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (0.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (4.00%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.00%) JIRA
3 3 (1.50%) Bitbucket
3 3 (1.50%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.00%) CircleCI
4 2 (1.00%) GitLab
4 2 (1.00%) Spinnaker
General
1 33 (16.50%) Finance
2 14 (7.00%) Public Sector
3 12 (6.00%) Law
4 10 (5.00%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.50%) Military
6 3 (1.50%) Retail
7 2 (1.00%) Banking
8 1 (0.50%) Advertising
8 1 (0.50%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.50%) Back Office
8 1 (0.50%) Legal
8 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.50%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.00%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.50%) .NET
2 1 (0.50%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (0.50%) AngularJS
2 1 (0.50%) LDAP
2 1 (0.50%) Middleware
2 1 (0.50%) React
2 1 (0.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 47 (23.50%) Data Centre
2 19 (9.50%) Public Cloud
3 18 (9.00%) Hybrid Cloud
4 9 (4.50%) Clustering
5 5 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.00%) Cloud Native
7 3 (1.50%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.50%) PKI
7 3 (1.50%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.00%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.50%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.50%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.50%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.50%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.50%) NHS
9 1 (0.50%) Reinsurance
9 1 (0.50%) Replication
9 1 (0.50%) User Experience
9 1 (0.50%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 54 (27.00%) Windows
2 37 (18.50%) Linux
3 25 (12.50%) Windows Server
4 15 (7.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (7.50%) Windows Server 2019
5 13 (6.50%) Unix
5 13 (6.50%) Windows Server 2016
6 8 (4.00%) Windows 10
7 7 (3.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (2.50%) CentOS
8 5 (2.50%) Ubuntu
9 4 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (1.00%) Solaris
10 2 (1.00%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (29.00%) Migration
2 42 (21.00%) DevOps
3 38 (19.00%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (18.50%) ITIL
5 24 (12.00%) Project Delivery
6 21 (10.50%) Fintech
6 21 (10.50%) TOGAF
7 20 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
7 20 (10.00%) IT Strategy
7 20 (10.00%) Requirements Gathering
8 19 (9.50%) Data Architecture
9 17 (8.50%) Problem-Solving
10 14 (7.00%) Project Management
10 14 (7.00%) Technical Leadership
11 13 (6.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 12 (6.00%) Technology Roadmap
13 10 (5.00%) Architecture Roadmap
13 10 (5.00%) Infrastructure as Code
13 10 (5.00%) Service Delivery
14 9 (4.50%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (16.00%) Python
2 25 (12.50%) PowerShell
3 20 (10.00%) SQL
4 4 (2.00%) Java
5 3 (1.50%) C
5 3 (1.50%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.00%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.00%) VB
7 1 (0.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 21 (10.50%) AWS Certification
2 10 (5.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (5.00%) TOGAF Certification
3 8 (4.00%) CISSP
4 7 (3.50%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (3.00%) CCNA
5 6 (3.00%) MCSE
5 6 (3.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (2.00%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.50%) Degree
8 2 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.50%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 1 (0.50%) CCA
9 1 (0.50%) CISM
9 1 (0.50%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.50%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.50%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.00%) GDPR
1 4 (2.00%) QA
2 1 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 1 (0.50%) ISO 22301
2 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 45 (22.50%) Active Directory
1 45 (22.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (14.50%) Docker
3 14 (7.00%) vSphere
3 14 (7.00%) XenApp
3 14 (7.00%) XenDesktop
4 12 (6.00%) VMware NSX
5 11 (5.50%) Hyper-V
6 10 (5.00%) vCloud
7 6 (3.00%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.00%) KVM
8 2 (1.00%) NFS
8 2 (1.00%) Terminal Services
8 2 (1.00%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (1.00%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.50%) Lustre
9 1 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 36 (18.00%) Kubernetes
2 17 (8.50%) Ansible
3 16 (8.00%) SCCM
4 14 (7.00%) SCOM
5 12 (6.00%) vCenter Server
6 11 (5.50%) vRealize
7 10 (5.00%) Terraform
8 7 (3.50%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (3.00%) Microsoft Intune
10 5 (2.50%) Puppet
10 5 (2.50%) SCOrch
10 5 (2.50%) Single Sign-On
11 4 (2.00%) NetBackup
12 2 (1.00%) FortiGate
13 1 (0.50%) Cacti
13 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Clustering
13 1 (0.50%) SCSM
13 1 (0.50%) vRealize Orchestrator
13 1 (0.50%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 79 (39.50%) VMware
2 60 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 27 (13.50%) Citrix
4 19 (9.50%) Cisco
5 17 (8.50%) Red Hat
6 16 (8.00%) Google
7 11 (5.50%) EMC
8 10 (5.00%) Dell
8 10 (5.00%) Fortinet
9 9 (4.50%) SolarWinds
10 7 (3.50%) Brocade
10 7 (3.50%) F5
10 7 (3.50%) NetApp
10 7 (3.50%) Oracle
11 6 (3.00%) HP
12 5 (2.50%) Riverbed
13 4 (2.00%) CommVault
13 4 (2.00%) Juniper
13 4 (2.00%) ServiceNow
13 4 (2.00%) Veritas