Period
to 18 December 2018

The median annual salary for an Infrastructure Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

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 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 198 228 220
Rank change year-on-year +30 -8 +36
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 2,656 2,633 2,714
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.80% 1.57% 1.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.87% 1.63% 1.62%
Number of salaries quoted 2,320 2,343 2,410
England median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% - -
10th Percentile £31,750 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £60,000
UK median annual salary £47,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +10.59% - -

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 141,802 161,131 167,697
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.93% 95.99% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 114,659 130,907 141,123
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +4.40%

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 18 December 2018.

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 December 2018. 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 +21 1,067 £55,000 +10.00% 129
South East -4 473 £44,000 +10.00% 79
North of England +34 438 £42,000 +13.51% 104
Midlands +41 270 £40,000 +6.67% 75
South West +29 210 £40,000 +3.90% 65
Yorkshire +39 203 £40,000 +8.11% 37
East of England +14 198 £42,500 -5.56% 48
North West +28 197 £42,000 +12.00% 59
West Midlands +46 176 £42,500 +13.33% 36
East Midlands +54 94 £40,000 +9.59% 39
North East +2 38 £49,482 +52.25% 8
Infrastructure Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 2018, 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 2,582 (97.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1,868 (70.33%) Windows
3 1,453 (54.71%) Active Directory
4 1,413 (53.20%) VMware
5 1,251 (47.10%) Windows Server
6 1,245 (46.88%) Microsoft
7 943 (35.50%) Microsoft Azure
8 831 (31.29%) VMware Infrastructure
9 800 (30.12%) Office 365
10 712 (26.81%) Linux
11 686 (25.83%) Firewall
12 663 (24.96%) PowerShell
13 613 (23.08%) DNS
14 569 (21.42%) Cisco
15 559 (21.05%) Hyper-V
16 554 (20.86%) Amazon AWS
17 550 (20.71%) ITIL
18 499 (18.79%) Citrix
19 493 (18.56%) SCCM
20 487 (18.34%) Windows Server 2012
21 459 (17.28%) Finance
22 441 (16.60%) DHCP
23 420 (15.81%) MS Exchange
23 420 (15.81%) Windows Server 2008
24 390 (14.68%) DevOps
25 382 (14.38%) SQL
26 375 (14.12%) SQL Server
27 360 (13.55%) Agile Software Development
28 358 (13.48%) SAN
29 348 (13.10%) Data Centre

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
1 420 (15.81%) MS Exchange
2 191 (7.19%) SharePoint
3 158 (5.95%) IIS
4 111 (4.18%) Exchange Server 2010
5 105 (3.95%) Skype for Business
6 100 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2013
7 81 (3.05%) Apache
8 31 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2007
9 29 (1.09%) nginx
10 25 (0.94%) OpenStack
10 25 (0.94%) Tomcat
11 23 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
12 17 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
13 16 (0.60%) CMS
13 16 (0.60%) Confluence
14 13 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
14 13 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2003
15 11 (0.41%) WebLogic
16 10 (0.38%) Apache Spark
16 10 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 144 (5.42%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (0.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.075%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.038%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.15%) C-CURE
4 3 (0.11%) Workfront
5 2 (0.075%) Bankmaster
5 2 (0.075%) Magento
5 2 (0.075%) PlanetPress Connect
5 2 (0.075%) Sage 50
6 1 (0.038%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.038%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 943 (35.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 800 (30.12%) Office 365
3 554 (20.86%) Amazon AWS
4 104 (3.92%) IaaS
5 101 (3.80%) Azure Active Directory
6 100 (3.77%) PaaS
7 95 (3.58%) SaaS
8 55 (2.07%) Cloud Computing
9 54 (2.03%) Google Cloud Platform
10 46 (1.73%) Amazon EC2
11 42 (1.58%) Mimecast
12 36 (1.36%) Amazon S3
13 24 (0.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 20 (0.75%) Serverless
15 19 (0.72%) Dynamics 365
15 19 (0.72%) G Suite
16 17 (0.64%) OneDrive
17 16 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
18 14 (0.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 13 (0.49%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 686 (25.83%) Firewall
2 613 (23.08%) DNS
3 441 (16.60%) DHCP
4 358 (13.48%) SAN
5 335 (12.61%) LAN
6 321 (12.09%) WAN
7 278 (10.47%) TCP/IP
8 237 (8.92%) VPN
9 133 (5.01%) Network Security
10 114 (4.29%) VLAN
11 108 (4.07%) Skype
12 98 (3.69%) VoIP
13 96 (3.61%) Internet
14 87 (3.28%) Wireless
15 86 (3.24%) NAS
15 86 (3.24%) NetScaler
16 72 (2.71%) Wi-Fi
17 70 (2.64%) iSCSI
18 66 (2.48%) MPLS
19 57 (2.15%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 375 (14.12%) SQL Server
2 77 (2.90%) MySQL
3 41 (1.54%) MongoDB
4 39 (1.47%) SQL Server 2016
5 38 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
5 38 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
6 36 (1.36%) Amazon RDS
7 31 (1.17%) Big Data
8 25 (0.94%) Relational Database
9 24 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
10 20 (0.75%) SQL Server 2014
11 19 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
12 18 (0.68%) Azure SQL Database
13 16 (0.60%) NoSQL
14 15 (0.56%) Apache Cassandra
15 12 (0.45%) Hadoop
16 7 (0.26%) Oracle Database
17 5 (0.19%) Blockchain
17 5 (0.19%) Oracle Database 11g
18 4 (0.15%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 85 (3.20%) Jenkins
2 68 (2.56%) JIRA
3 45 (1.69%) Git (software)
4 23 (0.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 17 (0.64%) MSI
6 15 (0.56%) Redmine
6 15 (0.56%) Visual Studio Team System
7 12 (0.45%) GitLab
8 11 (0.41%) Octopus Deploy
8 11 (0.41%) TeamCity
9 9 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (0.26%) Bitbucket
10 7 (0.26%) Vagrant
11 4 (0.15%) Artifactory
11 4 (0.15%) Gerrit
12 3 (0.11%) GCC
12 3 (0.11%) Maven
12 3 (0.11%) Mercurial
12 3 (0.11%) PEAR
12 3 (0.11%) Travis CI
General
1 459 (17.28%) Finance
2 85 (3.20%) Telecoms
3 75 (2.82%) Banking
4 70 (2.64%) Retail
5 58 (2.18%) Marketing
6 48 (1.81%) Manufacturing
7 39 (1.47%) Legal
8 36 (1.36%) Law
9 27 (1.02%) Games
10 25 (0.94%) Electronics
11 16 (0.60%) Back Office
11 16 (0.60%) Investment Banking
12 13 (0.49%) Financial Institution
13 11 (0.41%) Advertising
14 10 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
15 9 (0.34%) Aerospace
16 8 (0.30%) Publishing
17 6 (0.23%) Automotive
18 4 (0.15%) Local Government
19 3 (0.11%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (3.46%) Web Services
2 39 (1.47%) Middleware
3 27 (1.02%) .NET
3 27 (1.02%) LAMP
4 20 (0.75%) LEMP Stack
5 17 (0.64%) LDAP
6 12 (0.45%) Elastic Stack
6 12 (0.45%) HTML
6 12 (0.45%) RabbitMQ
7 11 (0.41%) WSH
8 10 (0.38%) Kafka
9 9 (0.34%) MEAN Stack
10 6 (0.23%) 802.1X
10 6 (0.23%) React
10 6 (0.23%) Spring
11 5 (0.19%) Flash
11 5 (0.19%) SAML
12 4 (0.15%) Ember.js
12 4 (0.15%) Sensu
12 4 (0.15%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 348 (13.10%) Data Centre
2 194 (7.30%) Analytical Skills
3 122 (4.59%) PKI
4 103 (3.88%) Clustering
5 92 (3.46%) Self-Motivation
6 86 (3.24%) Management Information System
7 64 (2.41%) Replication
8 57 (2.15%) Fintech
9 56 (2.11%) Hybrid Cloud
9 56 (2.11%) Private Cloud
10 50 (1.88%) Public Cloud
11 38 (1.43%) Enterprise Storage
12 37 (1.39%) Fat Client
12 37 (1.39%) Thin Client
13 34 (1.28%) Hedge funds
14 32 (1.20%) EMC VNX
15 29 (1.09%) Driving Licence
16 20 (0.75%) Data Protection Act
16 20 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
17 18 (0.68%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 1,868 (70.33%) Windows
2 1,251 (47.10%) Windows Server
3 712 (26.81%) Linux
4 487 (18.34%) Windows Server 2012
5 420 (15.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 287 (10.81%) Windows 10
7 182 (6.85%) Windows 7
8 132 (4.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 132 (4.97%) Windows Server 2003
9 116 (4.37%) Unix
10 73 (2.75%) CentOS
11 60 (2.26%) Windows 8
12 38 (1.43%) Ubuntu
13 22 (0.83%) Apple iOS
14 21 (0.79%) Solaris
15 20 (0.75%) Mac OS X
16 18 (0.68%) Windows 2000 Server
17 17 (0.64%) SUSE
18 16 (0.60%) Windows XP
19 15 (0.56%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,582 (97.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 550 (20.71%) ITIL
3 390 (14.68%) DevOps
4 360 (13.55%) Agile Software Development
5 290 (10.92%) Problem-Solving
6 203 (7.64%) Service Management
7 200 (7.53%) Migration
8 173 (6.51%) Disaster Recovery
9 165 (6.21%) Mentoring
10 148 (5.57%) High Availability
11 126 (4.74%) Project Management
12 121 (4.56%) Configuration Management
13 115 (4.33%) Load Balancing
14 110 (4.14%) Problem Management
15 109 (4.10%) Continuous Improvement
16 106 (3.99%) Change Management
17 104 (3.92%) Coaching
17 104 (3.92%) Information Security
18 102 (3.84%) Cybersecurity
19 100 (3.77%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 663 (24.96%) PowerShell
2 382 (14.38%) SQL
3 226 (8.51%) Python
4 186 (7.00%) Bash Shell
5 82 (3.09%) Perl
6 74 (2.79%) Ruby
7 58 (2.18%) Java
8 50 (1.88%) VBScript
9 45 (1.69%) C
10 35 (1.32%) PHP
11 34 (1.28%) Korn
12 24 (0.90%) Go
13 23 (0.87%) VB
14 19 (0.72%) T-SQL
15 18 (0.68%) Shell Script
16 17 (0.64%) C#
17 16 (0.60%) C++
18 12 (0.45%) Bourne shell
18 12 (0.45%) JavaScript
19 1 (0.038%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 325 (12.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 239 (9.00%) MCSE
3 217 (8.17%) Cisco Certification
4 180 (6.78%) CCNA
5 172 (6.48%) Security Cleared
6 151 (5.69%) Degree
7 130 (4.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 103 (3.88%) MCSA
9 84 (3.16%) DV Cleared
10 77 (2.90%) CCNP
11 75 (2.82%) CISSP
12 69 (2.60%) ITIL Certification
13 65 (2.45%) SC Cleared
14 53 (2.00%) MCP
15 50 (1.88%) Citrix Certification
16 37 (1.39%) CompTIA Security+
16 37 (1.39%) MCITP
17 35 (1.32%) CCA
18 29 (1.09%) CISM
19 23 (0.87%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 156 (5.87%) SLA
2 45 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 29 (1.09%) PCI DSS
4 26 (0.98%) GDPR
5 23 (0.87%) PMO
6 18 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 12 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials
8 9 (0.34%) QA
9 7 (0.26%) FISMA
9 7 (0.26%) GAMP
10 5 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 5 (0.19%) ISO 9001
11 4 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 3 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 2 (0.075%) COBIT
13 2 (0.075%) HIPAA
System Software
1 1,453 (54.71%) Active Directory
2 831 (31.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 559 (21.05%) Hyper-V
4 217 (8.17%) VMware ESXi
5 197 (7.42%) vSphere
5 197 (7.42%) XenApp
6 138 (5.20%) Docker
7 122 (4.59%) XenDesktop
8 109 (4.10%) Virtual Machines
9 58 (2.18%) Virtual Servers
10 52 (1.96%) Microsoft App-V
11 45 (1.69%) Virtual Desktop
12 35 (1.32%) Firmware
13 30 (1.13%) NFS
14 29 (1.09%) VMware NSX
15 26 (0.98%) Samba
16 24 (0.90%) XenServer
17 22 (0.83%) Terminal Services
18 19 (0.72%) VMware Workstation
19 18 (0.68%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 493 (18.56%) SCCM
2 200 (7.53%) Puppet
3 185 (6.97%) SCOM
4 178 (6.70%) Ansible
5 121 (4.56%) Opscode Chef
6 118 (4.44%) Terraform
7 117 (4.41%) Kubernetes
8 108 (4.07%) vCenter Server
9 97 (3.65%) Nagios
10 71 (2.67%) WSUS
11 54 (2.03%) Backup Exec
12 42 (1.58%) NetBackup
13 35 (1.32%) Failover Clustering
13 35 (1.32%) Microsoft Clustering
14 33 (1.24%) Microsoft Intune
15 32 (1.20%) McAfee ePO
15 32 (1.20%) Norton AntiVirus
16 31 (1.17%) SCVMM
17 28 (1.05%) Single Sign-On
18 24 (0.90%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 1,413 (53.20%) VMware
2 1,245 (46.88%) Microsoft
3 569 (21.42%) Cisco
4 499 (18.79%) Citrix
5 227 (8.55%) HP
6 188 (7.08%) NetApp
7 155 (5.84%) Red Hat
8 145 (5.46%) Dell
8 145 (5.46%) Veeam
9 142 (5.35%) EMC
10 96 (3.61%) SolarWinds
11 90 (3.39%) McAfee
12 78 (2.94%) Juniper
13 76 (2.86%) Google
14 75 (2.82%) Symantec
15 72 (2.71%) Oracle
16 66 (2.48%) CheckPoint
17 65 (2.45%) Meraki
18 62 (2.33%) Ivanti
19 48 (1.81%) Sophos