Period
to 12 May 2021

The median annual salary for an Infrastructure Engineer was £47,375 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 12 May 2021.

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

Infrastructure Engineer
UK > England
6 months to
12 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 160 164 176
Rank change year-on-year +4 +12 +48
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 1,626 1,945 2,799
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 2.06% 2.14% 2.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.23% 2.25% 2.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1,332 1,712 2,421
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £31,875
25th Percentile £40,000 £37,500 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,375 £47,500 £46,000
Median % change year-on-year -0.26% +3.26% +2.22%
75th Percentile £58,750 £57,500 £58,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £68,000 £70,000
UK median annual salary £47,000 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +4.44% -

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 72,935 86,490 129,287
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.62% 95.24% 96.03%
Number of salaries quoted 57,133 70,839 104,701
10th Percentile £32,000 £30,000 £28,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £39,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,101
Median % change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.20%
75th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

Infrastructure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Engineer in England

Infrastructure Engineer
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Infrastructure Engineer in England

Infrastructure Engineer
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer in England over the 6 months to 12 May 2021.

Salary histogram for Infrastructure Engineer in England

Infrastructure Engineer
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 Engineer within the England region over the 6 months to 12 May 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 -31 422 £58,000 +5.45% 94
South East +38 368 £45,000 -3.23% 79
North of England -18 338 £42,500 +2.41% 117
Midlands -11 194 £42,500 -3.95% 71
South West -23 170 £42,500 - 40
North West -24 157 £44,750 -4.28% 68
Yorkshire -12 145 £42,500 +6.25% 36
East of England +1 111 £47,500 +8.81% 44
West Midlands -27 104 £42,500 -5.56% 34
East Midlands -2 90 £40,000 -5.88% 36
North East +5 36 £46,250 +16.58% 13
Infrastructure Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 12 May 2021, 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 England region featuring Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

1 1,581 (97.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 994 (61.13%) Windows
3 948 (58.30%) Azure
4 884 (54.37%) VMware
5 834 (51.29%) Microsoft
6 829 (50.98%) Active Directory
7 689 (42.37%) Windows Server
8 683 (42.00%) Microsoft 365
9 574 (35.30%) VMware Infrastructure
10 482 (29.64%) PowerShell
11 468 (28.78%) Firewall
12 433 (26.63%) AWS
13 427 (26.26%) Linux
14 353 (21.71%) DNS
15 329 (20.23%) Hyper-V
16 319 (19.62%) Cisco
17 290 (17.84%) Social Skills
18 251 (15.44%) SAN
18 251 (15.44%) ITIL
19 247 (15.19%) Citrix
20 246 (15.13%) DHCP
21 239 (14.70%) Data Centre
22 221 (13.59%) SCCM
23 219 (13.47%) DevOps
24 212 (13.04%) WAN
25 210 (12.92%) MS Exchange
26 209 (12.85%) LAN
27 207 (12.73%) Finance
28 185 (11.38%) Ansible
29 184 (11.32%) SQL

Infrastructure Engineer 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
1 210 (12.92%) MS Exchange
2 132 (8.12%) SharePoint
3 87 (5.35%) IIS
4 51 (3.14%) Exchange Server 2010
5 39 (2.40%) Apache
6 32 (1.97%) Confluence
7 28 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2013
8 24 (1.48%) Skype for Business
9 12 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
10 10 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2003
11 8 (0.49%) Apache Spark
11 8 (0.49%) nginx
11 8 (0.49%) OpenStack
12 6 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2007
13 5 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
14 4 (0.25%) Tomcat
15 3 (0.18%) Elasticsearch
15 3 (0.18%) JBoss
15 3 (0.18%) SAS
15 3 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 106 (6.52%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.18%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.062%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.062%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (0.49%) Sentinel
2 7 (0.43%) Workfront
3 3 (0.18%) Endur
4 2 (0.12%) BambooHR
4 2 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.062%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.062%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.062%) Maximo
5 1 (0.062%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 948 (58.30%) Azure
2 683 (42.00%) Microsoft 365
3 433 (26.63%) AWS
4 180 (11.07%) Azure Active Directory
5 142 (8.73%) IaaS
6 124 (7.63%) SaaS
7 97 (5.97%) PaaS
8 72 (4.43%) GCP
9 44 (2.71%) Cloud Computing
10 41 (2.52%) OpenShift
11 34 (2.09%) Mimecast
12 33 (2.03%) OneDrive
13 27 (1.66%) Google Workspace
14 26 (1.60%) IBM Cloud
14 26 (1.60%) Serverless
15 20 (1.23%) Power Platform
16 19 (1.17%) Dynamics 365
17 14 (0.86%) Amazon EKS
18 13 (0.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 12 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 468 (28.78%) Firewall
2 353 (21.71%) DNS
3 251 (15.44%) SAN
4 246 (15.13%) DHCP
5 212 (13.04%) WAN
6 209 (12.85%) LAN
7 170 (10.46%) VLAN
8 164 (10.09%) TCP/IP
9 143 (8.79%) VPN
10 79 (4.86%) NAS
11 71 (4.37%) Wireless
12 62 (3.81%) Network Security
13 59 (3.63%) Internet
14 53 (3.26%) Wi-Fi
15 42 (2.58%) WLAN
16 41 (2.52%) MPLS
17 40 (2.46%) Fibre Channel
18 38 (2.34%) iSCSI
19 36 (2.21%) Remote Desktop
20 35 (2.15%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (7.44%) SQL Server
2 25 (1.54%) Amazon RDS
3 24 (1.48%) MySQL
4 13 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
5 12 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
6 10 (0.62%) MongoDB
7 9 (0.55%) NoSQL
7 9 (0.55%) Power BI
8 8 (0.49%) Azure SQL Database
9 7 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (0.43%) SQL Server 2014
10 6 (0.37%) Big Data
10 6 (0.37%) InfluxDB
10 6 (0.37%) SQL Server 2016
11 5 (0.31%) Relational Database
12 4 (0.25%) Apache Cassandra
12 4 (0.25%) RDBMS
12 4 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 3 (0.18%) Hadoop
14 2 (0.12%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 45 (2.77%) Jenkins
2 42 (2.58%) JIRA
3 41 (2.52%) GitLab
4 40 (2.46%) Git (software)
5 25 (1.54%) TeamCity
6 24 (1.48%) Maven
6 24 (1.48%) Subversion
7 11 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 8 (0.49%) Bitbucket
9 5 (0.31%) Sonatype Nexus
9 5 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (0.25%) Ant
10 4 (0.25%) Gradle
10 4 (0.25%) Selenium
11 3 (0.18%) Visual Studio
12 2 (0.12%) Artifactory
12 2 (0.12%) Octopus Deploy
12 2 (0.12%) Terragrunt
12 2 (0.12%) Visual Studio Team System
12 2 (0.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 290 (17.84%) Social Skills
2 207 (12.73%) Finance
3 78 (4.80%) Analytical Skills
4 70 (4.31%) Telecoms
5 41 (2.52%) Law
6 40 (2.46%) Organisational Skills
7 38 (2.34%) Retail
8 37 (2.28%) Public Sector
9 29 (1.78%) Legal
10 23 (1.41%) Banking
11 17 (1.05%) Manufacturing
11 17 (1.05%) Public Speaking
12 16 (0.98%) Documentation Skills
12 16 (0.98%) Electronics
13 14 (0.86%) Marketing
13 14 (0.86%) Presentation Skills
14 12 (0.74%) Back Office
14 12 (0.74%) Local Government
15 10 (0.62%) Military
16 7 (0.43%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (5.29%) Web Services
2 27 (1.66%) LDAP
3 23 (1.41%) Kafka
4 18 (1.11%) React
5 17 (1.05%) REST
6 13 (0.80%) SAML
7 11 (0.68%) .NET
8 9 (0.55%) COM
8 9 (0.55%) Elastic Stack
8 9 (0.55%) OAuth
8 9 (0.55%) YAML
9 8 (0.49%) RabbitMQ
10 7 (0.43%) LAMP
11 6 (0.37%) 802.1X
11 6 (0.37%) Azure Blueprints
11 6 (0.37%) JSON
12 4 (0.25%) LEMP Stack
12 4 (0.25%) Node.js
12 4 (0.25%) OpenID
12 4 (0.25%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 239 (14.70%) Data Centre
2 108 (6.64%) Public Cloud
3 47 (2.89%) Clustering
4 46 (2.83%) Hybrid Cloud
5 43 (2.64%) Private Cloud
6 42 (2.58%) Management Information System
7 36 (2.21%) Self-Motivation
8 34 (2.09%) Replication
9 22 (1.35%) Cloud Native
10 21 (1.29%) Algorithms
11 17 (1.05%) Data Structures
12 16 (0.98%) Driving Licence
13 14 (0.86%) Fat Client
13 14 (0.86%) Linux Command Line
13 14 (0.86%) PKI
13 14 (0.86%) Thin Client
14 13 (0.80%) Enterprise Storage
15 12 (0.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 12 (0.74%) FMCG
16 11 (0.68%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 994 (61.13%) Windows
2 689 (42.37%) Windows Server
3 427 (26.26%) Linux
4 183 (11.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 174 (10.70%) Windows Server 2016
6 150 (9.23%) Windows 10
7 129 (7.93%) Windows Server 2019
8 125 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
9 82 (5.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 69 (4.24%) CentOS
11 65 (4.00%) Ubuntu
12 59 (3.63%) Unix
13 58 (3.57%) Windows 7
14 20 (1.23%) Mac OS X
15 19 (1.17%) Windows Server 2003
16 17 (1.05%) Android
16 17 (1.05%) Mac OS
17 15 (0.92%) VMS
18 10 (0.62%) Apple iOS
19 9 (0.55%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,581 (97.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 251 (15.44%) ITIL
3 219 (13.47%) DevOps
4 159 (9.78%) Migration
5 138 (8.49%) Problem-Solving
6 135 (8.30%) Agile Software Development
7 133 (8.18%) Infrastructure as Code
8 95 (5.84%) Configuration Management
9 92 (5.66%) Project Management
10 91 (5.60%) Disaster Recovery
11 89 (5.47%) Project Delivery
12 85 (5.23%) Service Management
13 83 (5.10%) Continuous Improvement
13 83 (5.10%) Mentoring
14 70 (4.31%) Change Management
15 69 (4.24%) Service Delivery
16 67 (4.12%) Data Science
17 65 (4.00%) Site Reliability Engineering
18 54 (3.32%) Computer Science
19 53 (3.26%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 482 (29.64%) PowerShell
2 184 (11.32%) SQL
3 163 (10.02%) Python
4 110 (6.77%) Bash Shell
5 48 (2.95%) Go
6 41 (2.52%) Java
7 33 (2.03%) JavaScript
8 25 (1.54%) Shell Script
9 19 (1.17%) Perl
10 18 (1.11%) TypeScript
11 17 (1.05%) C++
12 14 (0.86%) Ruby
13 12 (0.74%) T-SQL
14 11 (0.68%) PHP
15 9 (0.55%) C
16 7 (0.43%) VB
17 4 (0.25%) VBA
18 3 (0.18%) C#
19 2 (0.12%) AWK
20 1 (0.062%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 128 (7.87%) Cisco Certification
2 112 (6.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 103 (6.33%) CCNA
4 94 (5.78%) Degree
5 77 (4.74%) MCSE
6 71 (4.37%) Security Cleared
7 54 (3.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 44 (2.71%) SC Cleared
9 43 (2.64%) MCSA
10 34 (2.09%) CCNP
11 29 (1.78%) Computer Science Degree
11 29 (1.78%) DV Cleared
12 28 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
13 25 (1.54%) MCITP
14 22 (1.35%) Master's Degree
15 18 (1.11%) MCP
16 11 (0.68%) RHCE
17 8 (0.49%) CISSP
18 7 (0.43%) CCENT
19 6 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (3.44%) SLA
2 36 (2.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (1.35%) GDPR
4 18 (1.11%) PCI DSS
4 18 (1.11%) QA
5 16 (0.98%) Cyber Essentials
6 15 (0.92%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 7 (0.43%) ITGC
7 7 (0.43%) PMBOK
7 7 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.25%) NIST
9 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.12%) PMO
9 2 (0.12%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.062%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.062%) Def Stans
10 1 (0.062%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 829 (50.98%) Active Directory
2 574 (35.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 329 (20.23%) Hyper-V
4 143 (8.79%) Docker
5 110 (6.77%) VMware ESXi
6 107 (6.58%) vSphere
7 71 (4.37%) XenApp
8 61 (3.75%) XenDesktop
9 59 (3.63%) Virtual Machines
10 57 (3.51%) Virtual Servers
11 36 (2.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 28 (1.72%) Terminal Server
13 24 (1.48%) Virtual Desktop
14 18 (1.11%) RHEV
15 17 (1.05%) VMware NSX
16 11 (0.68%) NFS
16 11 (0.68%) VMware Server
17 10 (0.62%) DFS Replication
17 10 (0.62%) Xen
18 9 (0.55%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 221 (13.59%) SCCM
2 185 (11.38%) Ansible
3 154 (9.47%) Kubernetes
4 132 (8.12%) Microsoft Intune
5 126 (7.75%) Terraform
6 104 (6.40%) Puppet
7 65 (4.00%) SCOM
8 46 (2.83%) vCenter Server
9 32 (1.97%) Opscode Chef
10 28 (1.72%) vRealize
11 25 (1.54%) WSUS
12 23 (1.41%) Nagios
13 21 (1.29%) Failover Clustering
14 19 (1.17%) NetBackup
15 17 (1.05%) Single Sign-On
16 16 (0.98%) SCVMM
17 15 (0.92%) AirWatch
17 15 (0.92%) Jamf Pro
17 15 (0.92%) Microsoft Clustering
18 14 (0.86%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 884 (54.37%) VMware
2 834 (51.29%) Microsoft
3 319 (19.62%) Cisco
4 247 (15.19%) Citrix
5 114 (7.01%) Veeam
6 105 (6.46%) Red Hat
7 90 (5.54%) HP
8 85 (5.23%) Meraki
9 83 (5.10%) Dell
10 73 (4.49%) NetApp
11 68 (4.18%) EMC
12 62 (3.81%) IBM
13 61 (3.75%) Oracle
14 60 (3.69%) Google
15 58 (3.57%) F5
16 45 (2.77%) Juniper
17 39 (2.40%) SolarWinds
18 34 (2.09%) CommVault
19 32 (1.97%) SonicWALL
20 31 (1.91%) CheckPoint