Period
to 18 January 2022

The median annual salary for an Infrastructure Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 January 2022.

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
18 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 235 176 166
Rank change year-on-year -59 -10 +35
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 1,679 1,103 2,431
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.52% 1.97% 2.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.65% 2.07% 2.19%
Number of salaries quoted 1,488 931 2,089
10th Percentile £33,865 £32,500 £31,450
25th Percentile £39,219 £38,000 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44% -4.26%
75th Percentile £59,000 £58,750 £58,750
90th Percentile £70,250 £70,000 £68,750
UK median annual salary £49,000 £46,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.95% +2.78% -4.06%

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 101,694 53,188 110,854
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.14% 95.02% 95.54%
Number of salaries quoted 70,738 44,195 90,430
10th Percentile £31,750 £32,000 £28,750
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +1.94%
75th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £70,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £87,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +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 18 January 2022.

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 18 January 2022. 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 -118 500 £60,000 +4.35% 122
North of England -30 442 £45,000 +5.88% 123
South East -79 264 £50,000 +6.38% 56
North West -25 227 £45,000 +5.88% 65
Midlands -23 198 £42,500 +1.19% 60
Yorkshire +4 196 £42,500 - 47
South West -17 152 £45,000 +12.50% 38
West Midlands -10 118 £45,000 +5.88% 34
East of England -58 101 £40,000 -14.89% 31
East Midlands -29 80 £37,750 +0.67% 26
North East -38 21 £55,000 +10.00% 11
Infrastructure Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 January 2022, 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 1,633 (97.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1,017 (60.57%) Azure
3 939 (55.93%) Windows
4 905 (53.90%) VMware
5 851 (50.68%) Active Directory
6 806 (48.00%) Microsoft
7 780 (46.46%) Microsoft 365
8 653 (38.89%) Windows Server
9 548 (32.64%) VMware Infrastructure
10 443 (26.38%) Firewall
11 442 (26.33%) Linux
12 403 (24.00%) PowerShell
13 334 (19.89%) AWS
14 329 (19.59%) Hyper-V
15 322 (19.18%) Cisco
16 317 (18.88%) Social Skills
17 313 (18.64%) ITIL
18 277 (16.50%) DNS
19 255 (15.19%) SQL
20 249 (14.83%) SCCM
21 248 (14.77%) DHCP
22 244 (14.53%) Citrix
23 241 (14.35%) Data Centre
24 240 (14.29%) WAN
25 229 (13.64%) Problem-Solving
25 229 (13.64%) Azure Active Directory
26 219 (13.04%) LAN
27 216 (12.86%) SAN
28 211 (12.57%) Finance
29 209 (12.45%) DevOps

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
1 188 (11.20%) SharePoint
2 166 (9.89%) MS Exchange
3 45 (2.68%) IIS
4 26 (1.55%) Apache
5 16 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
6 13 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2010
7 11 (0.66%) Skype for Business
8 10 (0.60%) Confluence
9 9 (0.54%) CMS
9 9 (0.54%) nginx
10 8 (0.48%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.18%) Apache Spark
11 3 (0.18%) Facebook Platform
11 3 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.18%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.12%) Elasticsearch
13 1 (0.060%) Ethereum
13 1 (0.060%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 1 (0.060%) SAS
13 1 (0.060%) WebLogic
Applications
1 98 (5.84%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (0.54%) Workfront
2 4 (0.24%) Misys Midas
3 3 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.18%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.060%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.060%) SAP Business ByDesign
4 1 (0.060%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.060%) Unica
4 1 (0.060%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 1,017 (60.57%) Azure
2 780 (46.46%) Microsoft 365
3 334 (19.89%) AWS
4 229 (13.64%) Azure Active Directory
5 202 (12.03%) IaaS
6 158 (9.41%) PaaS
7 125 (7.44%) SaaS
8 80 (4.76%) GCP
9 74 (4.41%) OneDrive
10 49 (2.92%) Cloud Computing
11 37 (2.20%) Azure Stack
12 35 (2.08%) Power Platform
13 34 (2.03%) AWS CloudFormation
14 28 (1.67%) Mimecast
15 27 (1.61%) Nutanix
16 24 (1.43%) Amazon EC2
17 22 (1.31%) Serverless
18 20 (1.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 19 (1.13%) npm
20 18 (1.07%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 443 (26.38%) Firewall
2 277 (16.50%) DNS
3 248 (14.77%) DHCP
4 240 (14.29%) WAN
5 219 (13.04%) LAN
6 216 (12.86%) SAN
7 185 (11.02%) VPN
8 120 (7.15%) TCP/IP
9 89 (5.30%) VoIP
10 87 (5.18%) Network Security
11 78 (4.65%) Wireless
12 72 (4.29%) VLAN
12 72 (4.29%) Wi-Fi
13 55 (3.28%) NAS
14 47 (2.80%) Remote Desktop
15 33 (1.97%) MPLS
15 33 (1.97%) Skype
15 33 (1.97%) SSL
16 31 (1.85%) BGP
17 28 (1.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 178 (10.60%) SQL Server
2 53 (3.16%) MySQL
3 39 (2.32%) Amazon RDS
4 24 (1.43%) MongoDB
5 18 (1.07%) Power BI
6 13 (0.77%) Azure SQL Database
7 12 (0.71%) Oracle Database
7 12 (0.71%) Relational Database
8 11 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
8 11 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
8 11 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
8 11 (0.66%) SQL Server 2019
9 8 (0.48%) NoSQL
10 7 (0.42%) InfluxDB
10 7 (0.42%) MariaDB
10 7 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (0.30%) SQL Server 2016
13 4 (0.24%) Blockchain
13 4 (0.24%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 55 (3.28%) Jenkins
2 39 (2.32%) Git (software)
3 19 (1.13%) Artifactory
4 15 (0.89%) JIRA
5 12 (0.71%) Octopus Deploy
6 10 (0.60%) Sonatype Nexus
7 8 (0.48%) Subversion
7 8 (0.48%) TeamCity
8 7 (0.42%) Codeship
9 5 (0.30%) Ant
9 5 (0.30%) GitLab
9 5 (0.30%) Maven
10 4 (0.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (0.18%) Visual Studio
12 2 (0.12%) Bitbucket
12 2 (0.12%) Mercurial
12 2 (0.12%) MSI
12 2 (0.12%) Visual Studio Team System
12 2 (0.12%) Zephyr
General
1 317 (18.88%) Social Skills
2 211 (12.57%) Finance
3 90 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
4 59 (3.51%) Manufacturing
5 58 (3.45%) Public Sector
6 45 (2.68%) Organisational Skills
7 44 (2.62%) Retail
8 38 (2.26%) Banking
8 38 (2.26%) Telecoms
9 30 (1.79%) Documentation Skills
10 29 (1.73%) Law
11 27 (1.61%) Advertising
12 23 (1.37%) Financial Institution
13 19 (1.13%) Back Office
14 17 (1.01%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 16 (0.95%) Legal
16 11 (0.66%) Games
17 10 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
18 8 (0.48%) Local Government
19 7 (0.42%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (3.04%) JSON
2 24 (1.43%) Node.js
3 18 (1.07%) LDAP
4 16 (0.95%) Web Services
5 14 (0.83%) ARM Templates
5 14 (0.83%) HTML
6 12 (0.71%) .NET
7 10 (0.60%) Django
8 8 (0.48%) Flask
8 8 (0.48%) Kafka
8 8 (0.48%) XMPP
9 7 (0.42%) Elastic Stack
10 6 (0.36%) Middleware
10 6 (0.36%) SAML
10 6 (0.36%) YAML
11 5 (0.30%) OLE
12 4 (0.24%) EDI
12 4 (0.24%) OAuth
12 4 (0.24%) React
12 4 (0.24%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 241 (14.35%) Data Centre
2 74 (4.41%) PKI
3 68 (4.05%) Clustering
3 68 (4.05%) Self-Motivation
4 54 (3.22%) Management Information System
5 48 (2.86%) Enterprise Storage
6 47 (2.80%) Public Cloud
7 45 (2.68%) Replication
8 44 (2.62%) Hybrid Cloud
9 30 (1.79%) Greenfield Project
9 30 (1.79%) Private Cloud
9 30 (1.79%) User Experience
10 28 (1.67%) Data Protection Act
11 21 (1.25%) Linux Command Line
12 20 (1.19%) Driving Licence
12 20 (1.19%) Enterprise Cloud
13 18 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
14 15 (0.89%) Mobile App
15 13 (0.77%) Video Conferencing
16 12 (0.71%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 939 (55.93%) Windows
2 653 (38.89%) Windows Server
3 442 (26.33%) Linux
4 173 (10.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 164 (9.77%) Windows Server 2019
6 160 (9.53%) Windows 10
7 158 (9.41%) Windows Server 2016
8 87 (5.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 83 (4.94%) Windows Server 2008
10 56 (3.34%) Unix
11 48 (2.86%) CentOS
12 27 (1.61%) Windows 7
13 25 (1.49%) Ubuntu
14 17 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
15 15 (0.89%) VMS
16 14 (0.83%) Android
17 12 (0.71%) SUSE
18 11 (0.66%) Windows 8
19 10 (0.60%) Debian
19 10 (0.60%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,633 (97.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 313 (18.64%) ITIL
3 229 (13.64%) Problem-Solving
4 209 (12.45%) DevOps
5 147 (8.76%) Disaster Recovery
6 144 (8.58%) Change Management
7 143 (8.52%) Migration
8 104 (6.19%) Agile Software Development
8 104 (6.19%) Configuration Management
9 88 (5.24%) Change Control
10 85 (5.06%) Infrastructure as Code
11 83 (4.94%) Cybersecurity
12 73 (4.35%) Project Delivery
13 71 (4.23%) Project Management
14 68 (4.05%) Continuous Improvement
15 67 (3.99%) Fintech
16 63 (3.75%) Load Balancing
17 59 (3.51%) Mentoring
17 59 (3.51%) Root Cause Analysis
17 59 (3.51%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 403 (24.00%) PowerShell
2 255 (15.19%) SQL
3 115 (6.85%) Python
4 79 (4.71%) Bash
5 47 (2.80%) Java
6 19 (1.13%) Perl
7 18 (1.07%) JavaScript
7 18 (1.07%) VBScript
8 17 (1.01%) Shell Script
9 16 (0.95%) Go
10 14 (0.83%) C#
11 13 (0.77%) C
12 12 (0.71%) PHP
12 12 (0.71%) T-SQL
13 11 (0.66%) C++
14 10 (0.60%) VB
15 9 (0.54%) Ruby
16 5 (0.30%) Bicep
16 5 (0.30%) Groovy
16 5 (0.30%) VBA
Qualifications
1 143 (8.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 120 (7.15%) Security Cleared
3 87 (5.18%) Cisco Certification
4 82 (4.88%) SC Cleared
5 80 (4.76%) MCSE
6 75 (4.47%) CCNA
7 63 (3.75%) MCSA
8 62 (3.69%) Degree
9 40 (2.38%) CCNP
10 37 (2.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 29 (1.73%) DV Cleared
12 24 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
13 21 (1.25%) MCTS
14 20 (1.19%) MCP
15 17 (1.01%) Computer Science Degree
16 14 (0.83%) DBS Check
17 8 (0.48%) CCDP
17 8 (0.48%) RHCE
18 7 (0.42%) Master's Degree
18 7 (0.42%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (3.87%) SLA
2 58 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 28 (1.67%) Cyber Essentials
4 26 (1.55%) GDPR
5 17 (1.01%) PCI DSS
6 11 (0.66%) QA
7 9 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 8 (0.48%) GRC
9 7 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 7 (0.42%) NIST
10 6 (0.36%) Accessibility
10 6 (0.36%) ISO 9001
10 6 (0.36%) SOC 2
11 4 (0.24%) PMO
12 3 (0.18%) COBIT
12 3 (0.18%) GxP
12 3 (0.18%) NCSC
System Software
1 851 (50.68%) Active Directory
2 548 (32.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 329 (19.59%) Hyper-V
4 112 (6.67%) vSphere
5 108 (6.43%) VMware ESXi
6 88 (5.24%) Docker
7 69 (4.11%) XenApp
8 57 (3.39%) Virtual Servers
9 47 (2.80%) Virtual Machines
10 30 (1.79%) Virtual Desktop
11 26 (1.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 26 (1.55%) XenDesktop
12 23 (1.37%) VMware NSX
13 13 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
14 12 (0.71%) Firmware
15 10 (0.60%) Ceph
16 8 (0.48%) Terminal Services
17 7 (0.42%) BitLocker
17 7 (0.42%) Citrix Hypervisor
18 6 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 249 (14.83%) SCCM
2 148 (8.81%) Microsoft Intune
3 145 (8.64%) Terraform
4 121 (7.21%) Kubernetes
5 97 (5.78%) Ansible
6 53 (3.16%) WSUS
7 51 (3.04%) SCOM
8 45 (2.68%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 40 (2.38%) Puppet
10 33 (1.97%) vCenter Server
11 31 (1.85%) SCVMM
12 30 (1.79%) Single Sign-On
13 27 (1.61%) Backup Exec
14 23 (1.37%) NetBackup
15 22 (1.31%) Istio
16 18 (1.07%) FortiGate
17 17 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
18 16 (0.95%) Grafana
19 14 (0.83%) Nagios
20 13 (0.77%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 905 (53.90%) VMware
2 806 (48.00%) Microsoft
3 322 (19.18%) Cisco
4 244 (14.53%) Citrix
5 205 (12.21%) Veeam
6 102 (6.08%) HP
7 97 (5.78%) Red Hat
8 94 (5.60%) Dell
9 61 (3.63%) EMC
9 61 (3.63%) NetApp
10 52 (3.10%) SolarWinds
11 51 (3.04%) Fortinet
11 51 (3.04%) Meraki
12 49 (2.92%) 3PAR
13 46 (2.74%) Google
14 33 (1.97%) Commvault
14 33 (1.97%) IBM
15 32 (1.91%) Apple
16 31 (1.85%) Oracle
17 30 (1.79%) Juniper