Period
to 24 May 2020

The median annual salary for an Infrastructure Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 24 May 2020.

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
24 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 166 168 219
Rank change year-on-year +2 +51 -2
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 1,833 2,852 2,586
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 2.14% 2.12% 1.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.25% 2.21% 1.66%
Number of salaries quoted 1,634 2,529 2,392
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £71,250 £67,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%

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 81,390 129,108 155,636
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.16% 96.03% 96.41%
Number of salaries quoted 65,881 103,466 127,428
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,500 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £81,250
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 24 May 2020.

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 24 May 2020. 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 -11 607 £55,000 -4.35% 25
North of England +39 375 £42,500 +6.25% 50
South East +26 333 £47,500 +5.56% 23
Midlands +8 213 £45,000 +5.88% 26
North West +46 204 £47,500 +11.76% 34
South West -18 167 £42,500 - 26
Yorkshire +37 144 £40,000 - 14
East of England +66 136 £43,328 +1.95% 16
West Midlands +20 125 £45,000 +5.88% 16
East Midlands +15 87 £42,500 - 10
North East -3 27 £40,000 -6.88% 2
Infrastructure Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 May 2020, 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 1,771 (96.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1,194 (65.14%) Windows
3 995 (54.28%) VMware
4 870 (47.46%) Azure
5 846 (46.15%) Active Directory
6 824 (44.95%) Microsoft
7 774 (42.23%) Windows Server
8 724 (39.50%) Office 365
9 607 (33.12%) VMware Infrastructure
10 571 (31.15%) PowerShell
11 485 (26.46%) Linux
12 465 (25.37%) Firewall
13 434 (23.68%) AWS
14 415 (22.64%) Cisco
15 402 (21.93%) Hyper-V
16 316 (17.24%) ITIL
17 310 (16.91%) Citrix
18 309 (16.86%) DNS
19 270 (14.73%) Data Centre
20 269 (14.68%) Finance
21 255 (13.91%) DHCP
21 255 (13.91%) DevOps
22 252 (13.75%) SCCM
23 242 (13.20%) Windows Server 2012
24 237 (12.93%) SAN
25 234 (12.77%) SQL Server
26 232 (12.66%) Windows Server 2016
27 209 (11.40%) WAN
28 206 (11.24%) Windows 10
29 200 (10.91%) LAN

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
1 182 (9.93%) SharePoint
2 180 (9.82%) MS Exchange
3 99 (5.40%) IIS
4 76 (4.15%) Exchange Server 2010
5 74 (4.04%) Exchange Server 2013
6 56 (3.06%) Skype for Business
7 15 (0.82%) JBoss
8 12 (0.65%) Confluence
9 11 (0.60%) Apache
9 11 (0.60%) Tomcat
10 10 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2007
11 7 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
12 6 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
12 6 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
13 5 (0.27%) Apache Spark
13 5 (0.27%) SAS
14 4 (0.22%) nginx
14 4 (0.22%) WebLogic
15 3 (0.16%) Cloud Foundry
15 3 (0.16%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 105 (5.73%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (1.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (1.09%) MS Visio
4 19 (1.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.22%) Gliffy
6 3 (0.16%) Acrobat
6 3 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.16%) Chatbot
6 3 (0.16%) InDesign
6 3 (0.16%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.16%) SOLIDWORKS
7 1 (0.055%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
3 4 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.11%) FastStats
4 2 (0.11%) Unica
5 1 (0.055%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.055%) Sage 50
5 1 (0.055%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 870 (47.46%) Azure
2 724 (39.50%) Office 365
3 434 (23.68%) AWS
4 145 (7.91%) Azure Active Directory
5 124 (6.76%) IaaS
6 99 (5.40%) PaaS
7 83 (4.53%) SaaS
8 44 (2.40%) GCP
9 42 (2.29%) Amazon EC2
10 33 (1.80%) AWS CloudFormation
10 33 (1.80%) Mimecast
11 32 (1.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 31 (1.69%) OneDrive
13 30 (1.64%) Serverless
14 26 (1.42%) Amazon S3
15 23 (1.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 22 (1.20%) OpenShift
17 19 (1.04%) Amazon ECS
18 15 (0.82%) Azure ExpressRoute
18 15 (0.82%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 465 (25.37%) Firewall
2 309 (16.86%) DNS
3 255 (13.91%) DHCP
4 237 (12.93%) SAN
5 209 (11.40%) WAN
6 200 (10.91%) LAN
7 176 (9.60%) TCP/IP
8 172 (9.38%) VPN
9 106 (5.78%) VLAN
10 84 (4.58%) VoIP
11 79 (4.31%) NAS
12 70 (3.82%) NetScaler
13 62 (3.38%) Cisco ASA
13 62 (3.38%) Network Security
14 54 (2.95%) Wireless
15 47 (2.56%) Internet
16 44 (2.40%) Wi-Fi
17 38 (2.07%) iSCSI
17 38 (2.07%) Skype
18 35 (1.91%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 234 (12.77%) SQL Server
2 38 (2.07%) MySQL
3 36 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
4 30 (1.64%) SQL Server 2016
5 29 (1.58%) Amazon RDS
6 26 (1.42%) Big Data
7 17 (0.93%) MongoDB
8 16 (0.87%) SQL Server 2014
9 15 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
10 13 (0.71%) NoSQL
11 12 (0.65%) Azure SQL Database
12 11 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
13 10 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 9 (0.49%) Power BI
15 7 (0.38%) Hadoop
16 6 (0.33%) Amazon Aurora
16 6 (0.33%) Redis
17 5 (0.27%) Oracle Database
18 3 (0.16%) Data Warehouse
18 3 (0.16%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 63 (3.44%) Git (software)
2 58 (3.16%) Jenkins
3 32 (1.75%) Bitbucket
4 29 (1.58%) JIRA
5 23 (1.25%) Octopus Deploy
6 20 (1.09%) TeamCity
7 17 (0.93%) Subversion
8 9 (0.49%) GitLab
9 8 (0.44%) Artifactory
10 7 (0.38%) WinDbg
11 6 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (0.22%) Ant
12 4 (0.22%) Gradle
12 4 (0.22%) Maven
12 4 (0.22%) RStudio
12 4 (0.22%) Sonatype Nexus
12 4 (0.22%) Visual Studio
12 4 (0.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 3 (0.16%) TestRail
13 3 (0.16%) Xcode
General
1 269 (14.68%) Finance
2 63 (3.44%) Law
3 58 (3.16%) Public Sector
4 52 (2.84%) Legal
5 37 (2.02%) Telecoms
6 30 (1.64%) Back Office
7 28 (1.53%) Retail
8 19 (1.04%) Advertising
8 19 (1.04%) Banking
9 18 (0.98%) Manufacturing
10 15 (0.82%) Aerospace
11 11 (0.60%) Local Government
11 11 (0.60%) Marketing
12 7 (0.38%) Financial Institution
12 7 (0.38%) Games
12 7 (0.38%) Police
13 6 (0.33%) Billing
13 6 (0.33%) Military
13 6 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.27%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (1.91%) Web Services
2 22 (1.20%) .NET
3 18 (0.98%) LDAP
4 16 (0.87%) REST
5 15 (0.82%) Middleware
6 13 (0.71%) SAML
7 12 (0.65%) WSH
8 10 (0.55%) JSON
9 8 (0.44%) Node.js
10 7 (0.38%) .NET Framework
10 7 (0.38%) LAMP
10 7 (0.38%) OAuth
11 6 (0.33%) SOAP
12 5 (0.27%) COM
12 5 (0.27%) Shiny
13 3 (0.16%) Android SDK
13 3 (0.16%) ASP.NET
13 3 (0.16%) iOS SDK
13 3 (0.16%) RabbitMQ
13 3 (0.16%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 270 (14.73%) Data Centre
2 102 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 67 (3.66%) Public Cloud
4 60 (3.27%) Management Information System
5 54 (2.95%) Clustering
6 53 (2.89%) Private Cloud
7 52 (2.84%) Enterprise Storage
8 45 (2.45%) Self-Motivation
9 32 (1.75%) Replication
10 31 (1.69%) User Experience
11 25 (1.36%) PKI
12 22 (1.20%) Fat Client
12 22 (1.20%) Thin Client
13 21 (1.15%) Hybrid Cloud
14 17 (0.93%) Greenfield Project
15 15 (0.82%) Cloud Native
15 15 (0.82%) Linux Command Line
15 15 (0.82%) Mobile App
16 12 (0.65%) CCTV
16 12 (0.65%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 1,194 (65.14%) Windows
2 774 (42.23%) Windows Server
3 485 (26.46%) Linux
4 242 (13.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 232 (12.66%) Windows Server 2016
6 206 (11.24%) Windows 10
7 116 (6.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 101 (5.51%) Windows Server 2019
9 69 (3.76%) Windows 7
10 68 (3.71%) CentOS
11 66 (3.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 60 (3.27%) Unix
13 41 (2.24%) Windows Server 2003
14 33 (1.80%) Ubuntu
15 29 (1.58%) Windows 8
16 16 (0.87%) Fedora
17 11 (0.60%) Mac OS
18 10 (0.55%) Apple iOS
18 10 (0.55%) Oracle Linux
19 9 (0.49%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,771 (96.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 316 (17.24%) ITIL
3 255 (13.91%) DevOps
4 176 (9.60%) Agile Software Development
5 155 (8.46%) Migration
6 152 (8.29%) Problem-Solving
7 123 (6.71%) Configuration Management
8 118 (6.44%) Disaster Recovery
9 106 (5.78%) Project Delivery
10 105 (5.73%) Change Management
11 99 (5.40%) Service Management
12 95 (5.18%) Mentoring
13 92 (5.02%) Information Security
14 84 (4.58%) High Availability
15 82 (4.47%) Cybersecurity
16 80 (4.36%) Continuous Improvement
17 79 (4.31%) Infrastructure as Code
18 78 (4.26%) Server Management
19 67 (3.66%) Infrastructure Automation
19 67 (3.66%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 571 (31.15%) PowerShell
2 193 (10.53%) Python
3 181 (9.87%) SQL
4 137 (7.47%) Bash Shell
5 67 (3.66%) VBScript
6 30 (1.64%) C
7 19 (1.04%) Ruby
8 18 (0.98%) Go
9 17 (0.93%) C#
9 17 (0.93%) Java
10 16 (0.87%) PHP
11 15 (0.82%) JavaScript
11 15 (0.82%) Perl
12 11 (0.60%) T-SQL
13 8 (0.44%) VB
14 6 (0.33%) Shell Script
15 5 (0.27%) Groovy
15 5 (0.27%) Lua
15 5 (0.27%) R
16 2 (0.11%) Natural
Qualifications
1 175 (9.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 168 (9.17%) Cisco Certification
3 146 (7.97%) CCNA
4 142 (7.75%) MCSE
5 122 (6.66%) Security Cleared
6 90 (4.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 86 (4.69%) Degree
8 71 (3.87%) MCSA
9 65 (3.55%) SC Cleared
10 59 (3.22%) DV Cleared
11 56 (3.06%) CCNP
12 42 (2.29%) CISSP
13 31 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
14 24 (1.31%) RHCE
15 23 (1.25%) MCITP
15 23 (1.25%) Network+ Certification
16 17 (0.93%) CISM
17 16 (0.87%) GIAC
17 16 (0.87%) Linux+ Certification
17 16 (0.87%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (5.13%) SLA
2 65 (3.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 44 (2.40%) PCI DSS
4 35 (1.91%) Cyber Essentials
5 25 (1.36%) GDPR
6 21 (1.15%) QA
7 15 (0.82%) COBIT
8 6 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 5 (0.27%) NIST
10 2 (0.11%) ISO 22301
10 2 (0.11%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.055%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.055%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.055%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.055%) NCSC
System Software
1 846 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 607 (33.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 402 (21.93%) Hyper-V
4 158 (8.62%) VMware ESXi
5 140 (7.64%) XenApp
6 137 (7.47%) vSphere
7 120 (6.55%) Docker
8 77 (4.20%) Virtual Servers
9 72 (3.93%) XenDesktop
10 66 (3.60%) Virtual Machines
11 24 (1.31%) Firmware
12 22 (1.20%) NFS
12 22 (1.20%) Xen
13 20 (1.09%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 20 (1.09%) Samba
14 17 (0.93%) VirtualBox
15 16 (0.87%) Virtual Desktop
15 16 (0.87%) VMware NSX
16 13 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
17 10 (0.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 252 (13.75%) SCCM
2 185 (10.09%) Ansible
3 146 (7.97%) Terraform
4 111 (6.06%) Puppet
5 99 (5.40%) Kubernetes
6 80 (4.36%) Microsoft Intune
7 77 (4.20%) SCOM
8 65 (3.55%) vCenter Server
9 52 (2.84%) Opscode Chef
10 51 (2.78%) WSUS
11 31 (1.69%) Nagios
12 22 (1.20%) Cisco CUCM
13 21 (1.15%) Single Sign-On
14 20 (1.09%) Microsoft Clustering
15 19 (1.04%) Docker Swarm
16 18 (0.98%) Backup Exec
17 16 (0.87%) OpenNMS
17 16 (0.87%) SCOrch
17 16 (0.87%) ZABBIX
18 12 (0.65%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 995 (54.28%) VMware
2 824 (44.95%) Microsoft
3 415 (22.64%) Cisco
4 310 (16.91%) Citrix
5 163 (8.89%) HP
6 114 (6.22%) NetApp
7 112 (6.11%) Dell
8 109 (5.95%) Veeam
9 108 (5.89%) Red Hat
10 78 (4.26%) CheckPoint
11 68 (3.71%) SolarWinds
12 67 (3.66%) Meraki
13 57 (3.11%) EMC
14 49 (2.67%) Google
15 42 (2.29%) Oracle
15 42 (2.29%) Palo Alto
16 40 (2.18%) Juniper
17 32 (1.75%) McAfee
18 31 (1.69%) Splunk
19 24 (1.31%) Apple