Period
to 21 September 2021

The median annual salary for an Infrastructure Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 September 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
21 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 211 150 169
Rank change year-on-year -61 +19 +44
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 1,764 1,006 2,768
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.64% 2.21% 2.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.80% 2.33% 2.23%
Number of salaries quoted 1,515 906 2,428
10th Percentile £34,472 £33,000 £31,250
25th Percentile £39,125 £39,000 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
75th Percentile £58,000 £60,000 £60,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £72,500 £72,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,000
% change year-on-year - +1.06% +2.17%

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 98,101 43,157 124,241
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.33% 94.74% 95.81%
Number of salaries quoted 69,294 36,080 100,931
10th Percentile £32,000 £32,500 £28,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £51,500
Median % change year-on-year - +6.80% +3.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 -126 484 £57,500 -4.17% 115
North of England -21 415 £45,000 +5.88% 129
South East -45 326 £48,000 +6.67% 61
Midlands -45 228 £42,500 - 66
North West -20 214 £46,500 +3.33% 69
Yorkshire -14 183 £45,000 +12.50% 48
South West -31 179 £45,000 +14.65% 42
East Midlands -4 115 £40,000 - 22
West Midlands -60 113 £45,000 - 44
East of England -27 112 £42,500 -5.56% 39
North East -44 20 £42,500 - 12
Infrastructure Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 1,746 (98.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1,072 (60.77%) Azure
3 979 (55.50%) Windows
4 903 (51.19%) VMware
5 889 (50.40%) Microsoft
6 885 (50.17%) Active Directory
7 762 (43.20%) Microsoft 365
8 645 (36.56%) Windows Server
9 544 (30.84%) VMware Infrastructure
10 512 (29.02%) Firewall
11 463 (26.25%) PowerShell
12 451 (25.57%) AWS
13 432 (24.49%) Linux
14 367 (20.80%) Cisco
15 349 (19.78%) Social Skills
16 339 (19.22%) Hyper-V
17 319 (18.08%) DNS
18 260 (14.74%) DHCP
18 260 (14.74%) ITIL
19 255 (14.46%) DevOps
20 242 (13.72%) Citrix
21 241 (13.66%) SAN
21 241 (13.66%) LAN
22 234 (13.27%) WAN
23 233 (13.21%) SCCM
24 227 (12.87%) Data Centre
25 214 (12.13%) Azure Active Directory
26 211 (11.96%) Windows Server 2012
27 208 (11.79%) VPN
28 204 (11.56%) MS Exchange

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
1 204 (11.56%) MS Exchange
2 147 (8.33%) SharePoint
3 55 (3.12%) IIS
4 33 (1.87%) Apache
5 23 (1.30%) Confluence
5 23 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2013
6 22 (1.25%) Skype for Business
7 20 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2010
8 15 (0.85%) nginx
9 8 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
9 8 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
9 8 (0.45%) OpenStack
9 8 (0.45%) SAS
10 7 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
10 7 (0.40%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.28%) WebSphere
12 4 (0.23%) Apache Spark
12 4 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2003
13 3 (0.17%) JBoss
14 2 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 90 (5.10%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.34%) MicroStation
3 6 (0.34%) Revit
4 4 (0.23%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.057%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (0.17%) Maximo
1 3 (0.17%) Sentinel
1 3 (0.17%) Unica
2 2 (0.11%) FastStats
2 2 (0.11%) Workfront
3 1 (0.057%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.057%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.057%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.057%) SAP Business ByDesign
3 1 (0.057%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 1,072 (60.77%) Azure
2 762 (43.20%) Microsoft 365
3 451 (25.57%) AWS
4 214 (12.13%) Azure Active Directory
5 160 (9.07%) IaaS
6 148 (8.39%) SaaS
7 122 (6.92%) PaaS
8 84 (4.76%) GCP
9 61 (3.46%) Cloud Computing
10 60 (3.40%) OneDrive
11 29 (1.64%) AWS CloudFormation
11 29 (1.64%) Power Platform
12 27 (1.53%) Mimecast
13 26 (1.47%) Amazon EC2
14 25 (1.42%) Serverless
15 20 (1.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 19 (1.08%) Azure Cosmos DB
17 16 (0.91%) Azure Stack
17 16 (0.91%) Google Workspace
18 15 (0.85%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 512 (29.02%) Firewall
2 319 (18.08%) DNS
3 260 (14.74%) DHCP
4 241 (13.66%) LAN
4 241 (13.66%) SAN
5 234 (13.27%) WAN
6 208 (11.79%) VPN
7 165 (9.35%) TCP/IP
8 125 (7.09%) VLAN
9 97 (5.50%) Wireless
10 65 (3.68%) NAS
11 56 (3.17%) Network Security
12 55 (3.12%) Wi-Fi
12 55 (3.12%) WLAN
13 52 (2.95%) VoIP
14 41 (2.32%) MPLS
15 38 (2.15%) Fibre Channel
16 37 (2.10%) Internet
17 35 (1.98%) iSCSI
18 34 (1.93%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 168 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 31 (1.76%) MySQL
3 29 (1.64%) Amazon RDS
4 15 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 14 (0.79%) MongoDB
6 12 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
6 12 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
7 10 (0.57%) SQL Server 2019
8 9 (0.51%) NoSQL
9 8 (0.45%) MariaDB
10 6 (0.34%) Azure SQL Database
10 6 (0.34%) Oracle Database
10 6 (0.34%) SQL Server 2016
11 5 (0.28%) Redis
11 5 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (0.28%) SQL Server 2014
12 4 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (0.23%) DB2
12 4 (0.23%) InfluxDB
12 4 (0.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 36 (2.04%) Jenkins
2 34 (1.93%) Git (software)
2 34 (1.93%) JIRA
3 24 (1.36%) GitLab
4 11 (0.62%) TeamCity
5 10 (0.57%) Octopus Deploy
5 10 (0.57%) Visual Studio
6 8 (0.45%) Bitbucket
6 8 (0.45%) Sonatype Nexus
7 6 (0.34%) Subversion
8 4 (0.23%) Artifactory
8 4 (0.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (0.17%) CircleCI
9 3 (0.17%) Terragrunt
9 3 (0.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 2 (0.11%) Maven
10 2 (0.11%) Selenium
10 2 (0.11%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.11%) Visual Studio Team System
11 1 (0.057%) Rational DOORS
General
1 349 (19.78%) Social Skills
2 181 (10.26%) Finance
3 111 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
4 69 (3.91%) Telecoms
5 53 (3.00%) Public Sector
6 46 (2.61%) Law
7 42 (2.38%) Manufacturing
8 41 (2.32%) Organisational Skills
8 41 (2.32%) Retail
9 23 (1.30%) Banking
9 23 (1.30%) Legal
10 20 (1.13%) Documentation Skills
11 18 (1.02%) Marketing
12 14 (0.79%) Back Office
12 14 (0.79%) Financial Institution
13 11 (0.62%) Electronics
14 9 (0.51%) Games
14 9 (0.51%) Military
15 8 (0.45%) Advertising
15 8 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (2.49%) Web Services
2 34 (1.93%) ARM Templates
2 34 (1.93%) JSON
3 17 (0.96%) LDAP
4 16 (0.91%) Kafka
5 12 (0.68%) Node.js
6 10 (0.57%) LAMP
7 9 (0.51%) COM
7 9 (0.51%) Middleware
8 8 (0.45%) Elastic Stack
8 8 (0.45%) LEMP Stack
8 8 (0.45%) PyTorch
8 8 (0.45%) RabbitMQ
8 8 (0.45%) YAML
9 7 (0.40%) .NET
9 7 (0.40%) REST
10 6 (0.34%) SAML
11 5 (0.28%) React
12 4 (0.23%) OAuth
12 4 (0.23%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 227 (12.87%) Data Centre
2 103 (5.84%) Public Cloud
3 71 (4.02%) Hybrid Cloud
4 66 (3.74%) Self-Motivation
5 53 (3.00%) Management Information System
5 53 (3.00%) Replication
6 52 (2.95%) Clustering
7 46 (2.61%) Linux Command Line
8 45 (2.55%) Enterprise Storage
9 39 (2.21%) Private Cloud
10 38 (2.15%) PKI
11 33 (1.87%) Greenfield Project
12 24 (1.36%) Cloud Native
13 23 (1.30%) Virtual Team
14 21 (1.19%) Driving Licence
15 16 (0.91%) Hedge funds
15 16 (0.91%) User Experience
16 15 (0.85%) Data Protection Act
17 13 (0.74%) Fat Client
17 13 (0.74%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 979 (55.50%) Windows
2 645 (36.56%) Windows Server
3 432 (24.49%) Linux
4 211 (11.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 152 (8.62%) Windows 10
6 146 (8.28%) Windows Server 2019
7 139 (7.88%) Windows Server 2016
8 101 (5.73%) Windows Server 2008
9 74 (4.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 50 (2.83%) Unix
11 46 (2.61%) CentOS
12 33 (1.87%) Windows 7
13 26 (1.47%) Ubuntu
14 23 (1.30%) Apple iOS
15 19 (1.08%) Android
15 19 (1.08%) Mac OS X
16 17 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
17 13 (0.74%) Mac OS
18 11 (0.62%) Windows 8
19 10 (0.57%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,746 (98.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 260 (14.74%) ITIL
3 255 (14.46%) DevOps
4 169 (9.58%) Migration
4 169 (9.58%) Problem-Solving
5 132 (7.48%) Infrastructure as Code
6 120 (6.80%) Disaster Recovery
7 116 (6.58%) Agile Software Development
8 115 (6.52%) Project Delivery
9 94 (5.33%) Configuration Management
10 93 (5.27%) Project Management
11 80 (4.54%) Mentoring
12 79 (4.48%) Continuous Improvement
13 72 (4.08%) Change Management
13 72 (4.08%) Cybersecurity
14 66 (3.74%) Service Delivery
15 60 (3.40%) Storage Management
16 57 (3.23%) Change Control
17 56 (3.17%) Incident Management
18 53 (3.00%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 463 (26.25%) PowerShell
2 198 (11.22%) SQL
3 161 (9.13%) Python
4 126 (7.14%) Bash Shell
5 38 (2.15%) Java
6 29 (1.64%) Go
6 29 (1.64%) Perl
7 24 (1.36%) T-SQL
8 23 (1.30%) PHP
9 17 (0.96%) JavaScript
10 15 (0.85%) Shell Script
11 14 (0.79%) C++
11 14 (0.79%) Ruby
12 7 (0.40%) VBScript
13 6 (0.34%) VB
14 5 (0.28%) C
14 5 (0.28%) TypeScript
15 4 (0.23%) C#
15 4 (0.23%) VBA
16 3 (0.17%) R
Qualifications
1 119 (6.75%) Cisco Certification
2 103 (5.84%) Microsoft Certification
3 94 (5.33%) Security Cleared
4 90 (5.10%) CCNA
5 83 (4.71%) Degree
6 72 (4.08%) MCSE
7 56 (3.17%) SC Cleared
8 47 (2.66%) CCNP
9 44 (2.49%) MCSA
10 41 (2.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 36 (2.04%) Computer Science Degree
12 30 (1.70%) DV Cleared
13 16 (0.91%) DBS Check
13 16 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
14 15 (0.85%) MCP
15 11 (0.62%) CISSP
16 9 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
16 9 (0.51%) RHCE
16 9 (0.51%) VCP6
17 8 (0.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (4.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 42 (2.38%) SLA
3 35 (1.98%) Cyber Essentials
4 32 (1.81%) GDPR
5 16 (0.91%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 15 (0.85%) GRC
7 12 (0.68%) QA
8 10 (0.57%) PCI DSS
9 8 (0.45%) ITGC
9 8 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 6 (0.34%) ISO 9001
11 5 (0.28%) PMO
12 3 (0.17%) NIST
13 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 2 (0.11%) NCSC
13 2 (0.11%) SOC 2
13 2 (0.11%) Solvency II
System Software
1 885 (50.17%) Active Directory
2 544 (30.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 339 (19.22%) Hyper-V
4 133 (7.54%) vSphere
5 109 (6.18%) VMware ESXi
6 106 (6.01%) Docker
7 61 (3.46%) Virtual Machines
8 54 (3.06%) XenApp
9 48 (2.72%) Virtual Servers
10 46 (2.61%) XenDesktop
11 32 (1.81%) Terminal Server
11 32 (1.81%) VMware NSX
12 25 (1.42%) Virtual Desktop
13 17 (0.96%) RHEV
14 14 (0.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 11 (0.62%) Firmware
16 10 (0.57%) BitLocker
17 9 (0.51%) NFS
18 7 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
19 6 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 233 (13.21%) SCCM
2 172 (9.75%) Microsoft Intune
3 146 (8.28%) Terraform
4 123 (6.97%) Kubernetes
5 116 (6.58%) Ansible
6 59 (3.34%) Puppet
7 48 (2.72%) SCOM
8 36 (2.04%) vCenter Server
9 30 (1.70%) Single Sign-On
10 29 (1.64%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 27 (1.53%) Failover Clustering
12 22 (1.25%) Jamf Pro
12 22 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
13 21 (1.19%) Backup Exec
14 18 (1.02%) vRealize
14 18 (1.02%) WSUS
15 17 (0.96%) AirWatch
16 11 (0.62%) Microsoft Clustering
16 11 (0.62%) NetBackup
17 10 (0.57%) Nagios
Vendors
1 903 (51.19%) VMware
2 889 (50.40%) Microsoft
3 367 (20.80%) Cisco
4 242 (13.72%) Citrix
5 145 (8.22%) Veeam
6 115 (6.52%) Meraki
7 87 (4.93%) Red Hat
8 77 (4.37%) HP
9 70 (3.97%) NetApp
10 69 (3.91%) Dell
11 66 (3.74%) Google
12 53 (3.00%) EMC
13 45 (2.55%) SolarWinds
14 41 (2.32%) IBM
15 34 (1.93%) Apple
16 33 (1.87%) 3PAR
16 33 (1.87%) Oracle
16 33 (1.87%) Palo Alto
17 32 (1.81%) CommVault
17 32 (1.81%) Juniper