Period
to 5 December 2019

The median annual salary for an Infrastructure Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 5 December 2019.

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
5 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 164 199 227
Rank change year-on-year +35 +28 -10
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 2,604 2,711 2,647
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.09% 1.79% 1.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.18% 1.87% 1.64%
Number of salaries quoted 2,254 2,389 2,351
England median annual salary £45,000 £46,903 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.06% +10.36% -
10th Percentile £31,625 £31,600 £31,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £65,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £46,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.23% +9.41% -

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 119,437 145,313 161,332
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.66% 95.96% 95.99%
Number of salaries quoted 96,569 118,078 130,722
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £80,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%

Infrastructure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Engineer in England

Infrastructure Engineer
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Infrastructure Engineer in England

Infrastructure Engineer
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer in England over the 6 months to 5 December 2019.

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 5 December 2019. 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 +19 910 £55,000 - 121
North of England +55 516 £40,000 -3.61% 147
South East +29 464 £42,500 -5.56% 101
Midlands +45 308 £42,500 +6.25% 48
North West +85 305 £42,500 +1.19% 84
South West +25 250 £42,500 +6.25% 46
West Midlands +22 180 £45,000 +12.50% 32
Yorkshire +8 167 £40,000 - 50
East of England +30 152 £43,656 +2.72% 44
East Midlands +44 128 £40,000 +0.63% 16
North East +29 44 £39,184 -20.81% 13
Infrastructure Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 5 December 2019, 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 2,562 (98.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1,680 (64.52%) Windows
3 1,384 (53.15%) VMware
4 1,290 (49.54%) Active Directory
5 1,203 (46.20%) Microsoft
6 1,063 (40.82%) Azure
7 1,039 (39.90%) Windows Server
8 968 (37.17%) Office 365
9 841 (32.30%) VMware Infrastructure
10 658 (25.27%) Firewall
11 612 (23.50%) PowerShell
12 601 (23.08%) Cisco
13 582 (22.35%) Linux
14 577 (22.16%) Hyper-V
15 533 (20.47%) AWS
16 506 (19.43%) DNS
17 485 (18.63%) Citrix
17 485 (18.63%) ITIL
18 464 (17.82%) SCCM
19 428 (16.44%) MS Exchange
20 411 (15.78%) SAN
21 404 (15.51%) DHCP
22 397 (15.25%) Windows Server 2012
23 391 (15.02%) Data Centre
24 381 (14.63%) DevOps
25 358 (13.75%) Finance
26 321 (12.33%) Windows 10
27 300 (11.52%) Microsoft Certification
28 298 (11.44%) Agile Software Development
29 293 (11.25%) TCP/IP

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
1 428 (16.44%) MS Exchange
2 214 (8.22%) SharePoint
3 151 (5.80%) Exchange Server 2010
4 122 (4.69%) IIS
5 114 (4.38%) Skype for Business
6 104 (3.99%) Exchange Server 2013
7 25 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
8 24 (0.92%) nginx
9 20 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2007
9 20 (0.77%) SAS
10 19 (0.73%) Confluence
11 15 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
12 14 (0.54%) Apache
13 11 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
14 10 (0.38%) PowerExchange
14 10 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
15 9 (0.35%) WebLogic
16 8 (0.31%) Tomcat
17 7 (0.27%) OpenStack
18 5 (0.19%) JBoss
Applications
1 157 (6.03%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 15 (0.58%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (0.58%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.077%) Acrobat
4 2 (0.077%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.077%) InDesign
4 2 (0.077%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.077%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.038%) CATIA
5 1 (0.038%) Gliffy
Business Applications
1 8 (0.31%) Workfront
2 4 (0.15%) NetSuite
3 3 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.038%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.038%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 1,063 (40.82%) Azure
2 968 (37.17%) Office 365
3 533 (20.47%) AWS
4 185 (7.10%) IaaS
5 147 (5.65%) Azure Active Directory
6 127 (4.88%) SaaS
7 120 (4.61%) PaaS
8 72 (2.76%) GCP
9 62 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
10 55 (2.11%) AWS CloudFormation
11 45 (1.73%) Amazon EC2
12 41 (1.57%) Mimecast
12 41 (1.57%) OneDrive
13 40 (1.54%) Serverless
14 34 (1.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 30 (1.15%) Amazon S3
16 29 (1.11%) G Suite
17 27 (1.04%) AWS Lambda
17 27 (1.04%) GitHub
17 27 (1.04%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 658 (25.27%) Firewall
2 506 (19.43%) DNS
3 411 (15.78%) SAN
4 404 (15.51%) DHCP
5 293 (11.25%) TCP/IP
6 289 (11.10%) WAN
7 283 (10.87%) LAN
8 180 (6.91%) VPN
9 146 (5.61%) NAS
9 146 (5.61%) VLAN
10 116 (4.45%) Wireless
11 109 (4.19%) Skype
12 103 (3.96%) VoIP
13 101 (3.88%) iSCSI
14 91 (3.49%) Network Security
15 66 (2.53%) Internet
16 59 (2.27%) NetScaler
17 52 (2.00%) Cisco ASA
17 52 (2.00%) MPLS
18 51 (1.96%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 281 (10.79%) SQL Server
2 55 (2.11%) MySQL
3 35 (1.34%) PostgreSQL
4 33 (1.27%) Amazon RDS
5 20 (0.77%) Redis
5 20 (0.77%) SQL Server 2016
6 19 (0.73%) Big Data
6 19 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
7 14 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
8 13 (0.50%) MongoDB
8 13 (0.50%) Oracle Database
8 13 (0.50%) Power BI
9 10 (0.38%) PowerCenter
10 9 (0.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 8 (0.31%) Crystal Reports
11 8 (0.31%) NoSQL
12 7 (0.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 7 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 6 (0.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 6 (0.23%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 67 (2.57%) Git (software)
2 55 (2.11%) Jenkins
3 42 (1.61%) JIRA
4 32 (1.23%) Bitbucket
5 24 (0.92%) Visual Studio
6 19 (0.73%) MSI
7 16 (0.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 16 (0.61%) TestRail
7 16 (0.61%) Zephyr
8 15 (0.58%) Octopus Deploy
8 15 (0.58%) TeamCity
9 14 (0.54%) Visual Studio Team System
10 12 (0.46%) GitLab
11 10 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (0.23%) Subversion
12 6 (0.23%) Vagrant
12 6 (0.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 4 (0.15%) CircleCI
13 4 (0.15%) GCC
13 4 (0.15%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 358 (13.75%) Finance
2 163 (6.26%) Public Sector
3 90 (3.46%) Telecoms
4 60 (2.30%) Retail
5 53 (2.04%) Marketing
6 47 (1.80%) Banking
7 40 (1.54%) Legal
8 38 (1.46%) Aerospace
8 38 (1.46%) Law
9 33 (1.27%) Manufacturing
10 27 (1.04%) Electronics
11 26 (1.00%) Back Office
12 23 (0.88%) Advertising
12 23 (0.88%) Games
13 16 (0.61%) Billing
14 14 (0.54%) Investment Banking
15 13 (0.50%) Fire and Rescue
15 13 (0.50%) Police
16 10 (0.38%) Financial Institution
17 9 (0.35%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (1.88%) Web Services
2 38 (1.46%) JSON
3 30 (1.15%) .NET
3 30 (1.15%) REST
4 25 (0.96%) Middleware
5 24 (0.92%) RabbitMQ
6 15 (0.58%) LDAP
7 13 (0.50%) Software Packaging
8 12 (0.46%) LAMP
8 12 (0.46%) YAML
9 10 (0.38%) Elastic Stack
9 10 (0.38%) HTML
10 8 (0.31%) 802.1X
11 6 (0.23%) LEMP Stack
11 6 (0.23%) SAML
12 5 (0.19%) COM
12 5 (0.19%) Windows SharePoint Services
12 5 (0.19%) WSH
13 4 (0.15%) CSS
13 4 (0.15%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 391 (15.02%) Data Centre
2 110 (4.22%) Analytical Skills
3 109 (4.19%) Management Information System
4 95 (3.65%) Private Cloud
5 89 (3.42%) Clustering
6 84 (3.23%) Public Cloud
7 72 (2.76%) Replication
8 54 (2.07%) Driving Licence
9 44 (1.69%) Self-Motivation
10 43 (1.65%) Hybrid Cloud
11 39 (1.50%) User Experience
12 38 (1.46%) PKI
13 32 (1.23%) Greenfield Project
14 29 (1.11%) Video Conferencing
15 28 (1.08%) Enterprise Storage
16 26 (1.00%) Fat Client
16 26 (1.00%) Thin Client
17 24 (0.92%) Linux Command Line
18 22 (0.84%) Hedge funds
19 19 (0.73%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1,680 (64.52%) Windows
2 1,039 (39.90%) Windows Server
3 582 (22.35%) Linux
4 397 (15.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 321 (12.33%) Windows 10
6 269 (10.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 124 (4.76%) Windows 7
8 119 (4.57%) Unix
9 109 (4.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 72 (2.76%) Windows Server 2003
11 56 (2.15%) CentOS
12 54 (2.07%) Windows 8
13 41 (1.57%) Ubuntu
14 38 (1.46%) Mac OS
15 20 (0.77%) Apple iOS
16 19 (0.73%) Debian
17 18 (0.69%) Android
17 18 (0.69%) Solaris
18 16 (0.61%) VMS
19 12 (0.46%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,562 (98.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 485 (18.63%) ITIL
3 381 (14.63%) DevOps
4 298 (11.44%) Agile Software Development
5 247 (9.49%) Migration
6 241 (9.25%) Problem-Solving
7 222 (8.53%) Mentoring
8 170 (6.53%) Configuration Management
9 166 (6.37%) Disaster Recovery
10 165 (6.34%) Cybersecurity
11 155 (5.95%) Service Management
12 149 (5.72%) Change Management
13 129 (4.95%) Service Delivery
14 121 (4.65%) Infrastructure as Code
15 118 (4.53%) Coaching
16 111 (4.26%) Continuous Improvement
16 111 (4.26%) Project Delivery
17 105 (4.03%) Information Security
18 97 (3.73%) Infrastructure Management
19 85 (3.26%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 612 (23.50%) PowerShell
2 283 (10.87%) SQL
3 234 (8.99%) Python
4 157 (6.03%) Bash Shell
5 52 (2.00%) Java
6 51 (1.96%) PHP
7 49 (1.88%) JavaScript
8 42 (1.61%) Go
9 39 (1.50%) C#
10 35 (1.34%) C
11 30 (1.15%) Shell Script
12 26 (1.00%) Perl
13 24 (0.92%) Ruby
14 23 (0.88%) VBScript
15 20 (0.77%) C++
16 17 (0.65%) Lua
17 11 (0.42%) VB
18 10 (0.38%) Korn
18 10 (0.38%) T-SQL
19 2 (0.077%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 300 (11.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 211 (8.10%) MCSE
3 196 (7.53%) Security Cleared
4 182 (6.99%) Cisco Certification
5 144 (5.53%) MCSA
6 139 (5.34%) CCNA
7 126 (4.84%) SC Cleared
8 116 (4.45%) Degree
9 100 (3.84%) CCNP
10 77 (2.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 76 (2.92%) DV Cleared
12 39 (1.50%) Citrix Certification
12 39 (1.50%) MCP
13 37 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
14 30 (1.15%) Computer Science Degree
15 27 (1.04%) CCA
16 26 (1.00%) RHCE
17 20 (0.77%) MCITP
18 16 (0.61%) CISSP
19 14 (0.54%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 151 (5.80%) SLA
2 59 (2.27%) PCI DSS
3 55 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 23 (0.88%) COBIT
4 23 (0.88%) Cyber Essentials
5 22 (0.84%) QA
6 19 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 16 (0.61%) GDPR
8 10 (0.38%) Data Quality
9 5 (0.19%) NIST
10 4 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.12%) DICOM
11 3 (0.12%) NCSC
11 3 (0.12%) RMADS
12 1 (0.038%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 1 (0.038%) GxP
12 1 (0.038%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 1 (0.038%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.038%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1,290 (49.54%) Active Directory
2 841 (32.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 577 (22.16%) Hyper-V
4 217 (8.33%) XenApp
5 189 (7.26%) Docker
6 177 (6.80%) vSphere
7 151 (5.80%) VMware ESXi
8 107 (4.11%) XenDesktop
9 101 (3.88%) Virtual Machines
10 85 (3.26%) Virtual Servers
11 51 (1.96%) Microsoft App-V
12 35 (1.34%) Firmware
13 31 (1.19%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 23 (0.88%) Terminal Services
15 22 (0.84%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 22 (0.84%) VMware Workstation
16 20 (0.77%) Virtual Desktop
17 18 (0.69%) VMware NSX
18 17 (0.65%) NFS
19 13 (0.50%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 464 (17.82%) SCCM
2 180 (6.91%) Ansible
3 163 (6.26%) Terraform
4 143 (5.49%) Kubernetes
5 138 (5.30%) WSUS
6 134 (5.15%) SCOM
7 117 (4.49%) Puppet
8 71 (2.73%) Microsoft Intune
9 69 (2.65%) Opscode Chef
10 64 (2.46%) SCOrch
11 59 (2.27%) vCenter Server
12 55 (2.11%) Nagios
13 48 (1.84%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 38 (1.46%) NetBackup
14 38 (1.46%) SCVMM
15 37 (1.42%) Backup Exec
16 27 (1.04%) Nessus
17 24 (0.92%) vRealize
18 18 (0.69%) Salt
19 17 (0.65%) Mesos
Vendors
1 1,384 (53.15%) VMware
2 1,203 (46.20%) Microsoft
3 601 (23.08%) Cisco
4 485 (18.63%) Citrix
5 181 (6.95%) HP
5 181 (6.95%) Veeam
6 157 (6.03%) NetApp
7 137 (5.26%) Dell
8 103 (3.96%) Red Hat
9 93 (3.57%) EMC
10 79 (3.03%) Meraki
11 78 (3.00%) SolarWinds
12 75 (2.88%) CheckPoint
13 74 (2.84%) McAfee
14 71 (2.73%) Google
15 70 (2.69%) Palo Alto
16 62 (2.38%) Juniper
17 59 (2.27%) 3PAR
18 55 (2.11%) Oracle
19 48 (1.84%) Splunk