Period
to 27 February 2021

The median annual salary for an Infrastructure Engineer was £46,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 170 159 187
Rank change year-on-year -11 +28 +39
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 1,277 2,447 2,600
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.92% 2.16% 1.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.04% 2.26% 1.93%
Number of salaries quoted 1,222 2,199 2,340
Median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.22% - +1.12%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,000 £31,738
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,750 £65,744
UK median annual salary £45,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.11% - +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 62,504 108,330 134,740
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.76% 95.42% 95.97%
Number of salaries quoted 50,796 88,509 110,370
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +0.96% +4.00%
10th Percentile £32,000 £29,000 £28,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -25 342 £60,000 +7.87% 91
North of England -13 298 £42,500 +6.25% 95
South East +7 285 £45,000 - 55
North West +2 156 £42,500 +2.41% 50
Midlands -36 134 £40,000 -5.88% 57
South West -8 125 £40,000 -5.88% 37
Yorkshire -7 108 £42,500 +6.25% 35
East of England +21 83 £47,500 +11.76% 35
West Midlands -35 72 £40,000 -11.11% 32
East Midlands -12 62 £39,500 -1.25% 25
North East +5 34 £52,000 +27.76% 10
Infrastructure Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 1,220 (95.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 805 (63.04%) Windows
3 740 (57.95%) VMware
4 714 (55.91%) Azure
5 629 (49.26%) Microsoft
6 611 (47.85%) Active Directory
7 555 (43.46%) Windows Server
8 515 (40.33%) Microsoft 365
9 466 (36.49%) VMware Infrastructure
10 366 (28.66%) PowerShell
11 362 (28.35%) Firewall
12 322 (25.22%) AWS
13 317 (24.82%) Linux
14 271 (21.22%) Hyper-V
15 269 (21.06%) Cisco
16 268 (20.99%) DNS
17 211 (16.52%) SAN
18 199 (15.58%) ITIL
19 185 (14.49%) WAN
20 184 (14.41%) Citrix
21 178 (13.94%) DHCP
21 178 (13.94%) DevOps
22 168 (13.16%) SCCM
23 164 (12.84%) MS Exchange
24 163 (12.76%) Data Centre
24 163 (12.76%) Windows Server 2012
25 157 (12.29%) Windows Server 2016
26 156 (12.22%) SQL
27 154 (12.06%) VLAN
28 152 (11.90%) 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
1 164 (12.84%) MS Exchange
2 102 (7.99%) SharePoint
3 78 (6.11%) IIS
4 43 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2013
5 41 (3.21%) Exchange Server 2010
6 27 (2.11%) Apache
7 24 (1.88%) Confluence
8 22 (1.72%) Skype for Business
9 9 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2003
10 7 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
10 7 (0.55%) OpenStack
11 5 (0.39%) Ethereum
11 5 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2007
11 5 (0.39%) nginx
12 4 (0.31%) Apache Spark
13 3 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
14 2 (0.16%) DNN
14 2 (0.16%) IBM Notes
14 2 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
14 2 (0.16%) Tomcat
Applications
1 89 (6.97%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.078%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (0.86%) Workfront
2 4 (0.31%) Quorum
3 3 (0.23%) Endur
4 2 (0.16%) BambooHR
5 1 (0.078%) BASE24
5 1 (0.078%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.078%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.078%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.078%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 714 (55.91%) Azure
2 515 (40.33%) Microsoft 365
3 322 (25.22%) AWS
4 128 (10.02%) Azure Active Directory
5 115 (9.01%) IaaS
6 83 (6.50%) SaaS
7 70 (5.48%) PaaS
8 57 (4.46%) GCP
9 37 (2.90%) Cloud Computing
10 28 (2.19%) Mimecast
11 23 (1.80%) OneDrive
12 22 (1.72%) IBM Cloud
12 22 (1.72%) Serverless
13 19 (1.49%) OpenShift
14 17 (1.33%) Dynamics 365
15 13 (1.02%) Amazon EKS
16 12 (0.94%) G Suite
17 11 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
17 11 (0.86%) Power Platform
18 10 (0.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 362 (28.35%) Firewall
2 268 (20.99%) DNS
3 211 (16.52%) SAN
4 185 (14.49%) WAN
5 178 (13.94%) DHCP
6 154 (12.06%) VLAN
7 152 (11.90%) LAN
8 128 (10.02%) TCP/IP
9 106 (8.30%) VPN
10 56 (4.39%) Internet
11 48 (3.76%) Wi-Fi
12 46 (3.60%) Network Security
13 41 (3.21%) MPLS
14 38 (2.98%) NAS
15 37 (2.90%) Skype
16 36 (2.82%) Wireless
17 31 (2.43%) Remote Desktop
18 30 (2.35%) Cisco ASA
18 30 (2.35%) VoIP
19 26 (2.04%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (8.77%) SQL Server
2 24 (1.88%) Amazon RDS
3 17 (1.33%) MySQL
4 10 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (0.63%) Big Data
5 8 (0.63%) Power BI
5 8 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (0.55%) Azure SQL Database
6 7 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (0.47%) InfluxDB
8 5 (0.39%) Amazon Athena
9 4 (0.31%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (0.31%) Hadoop
9 4 (0.31%) MongoDB
9 4 (0.31%) NoSQL
10 3 (0.23%) Apache Hive
10 3 (0.23%) HBase
10 3 (0.23%) Impala
10 3 (0.23%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.23%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 35 (2.74%) JIRA
2 33 (2.58%) GitLab
3 30 (2.35%) Git (software)
4 22 (1.72%) Jenkins
5 16 (1.25%) Subversion
6 6 (0.47%) Maven
7 5 (0.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (0.39%) Sonatype Nexus
7 5 (0.39%) TeamCity
8 4 (0.31%) Ant
8 4 (0.31%) Bitbucket
8 4 (0.31%) Gradle
8 4 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.16%) Artifactory
9 2 (0.16%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (0.078%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.078%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.078%) PEAR
General
1 134 (10.49%) Finance
2 43 (3.37%) Telecoms
3 38 (2.98%) Law
4 30 (2.35%) Public Sector
5 19 (1.49%) Legal
6 17 (1.33%) Banking
7 14 (1.10%) Electronics
8 13 (1.02%) Manufacturing
9 12 (0.94%) Marketing
10 11 (0.86%) Back Office
11 10 (0.78%) Local Government
12 9 (0.70%) Retail
13 8 (0.63%) Military
14 7 (0.55%) Advertising
14 7 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
15 5 (0.39%) Games
16 3 (0.23%) Publishing
17 2 (0.16%) Billing
18 1 (0.078%) Investment Banking
18 1 (0.078%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (4.62%) Web Services
2 20 (1.57%) Kafka
3 16 (1.25%) LDAP
4 13 (1.02%) REST
5 12 (0.94%) React
6 11 (0.86%) .NET
6 11 (0.86%) YAML
7 10 (0.78%) SAML
8 7 (0.55%) OAuth
9 5 (0.39%) 802.1X
9 5 (0.39%) COM
10 4 (0.31%) Elastic Stack
10 4 (0.31%) SOAP
10 4 (0.31%) Velocity
10 4 (0.31%) XMPP
11 3 (0.23%) Node.js
12 2 (0.16%) Middleware
12 2 (0.16%) OpenID
12 2 (0.16%) XML
12 2 (0.16%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 163 (12.76%) Data Centre
2 68 (5.32%) Public Cloud
3 50 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
4 46 (3.60%) Private Cloud
5 35 (2.74%) Clustering
5 35 (2.74%) Self-Motivation
6 34 (2.66%) Replication
7 29 (2.27%) Hybrid Cloud
8 28 (2.19%) Management Information System
9 20 (1.57%) Driving Licence
10 17 (1.33%) Client/Server
11 14 (1.10%) Cloud Native
12 13 (1.02%) Algorithms
12 13 (1.02%) Fat Client
12 13 (1.02%) Thin Client
13 12 (0.94%) Data Structures
13 12 (0.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 12 (0.94%) Linux Command Line
14 10 (0.78%) Greenfield Project
15 9 (0.70%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 805 (63.04%) Windows
2 555 (43.46%) Windows Server
3 317 (24.82%) Linux
4 163 (12.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 157 (12.29%) Windows Server 2016
6 112 (8.77%) Windows 10
7 100 (7.83%) Windows Server 2019
8 88 (6.89%) Windows Server 2008
9 60 (4.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 58 (4.54%) CentOS
11 52 (4.07%) Windows 7
12 49 (3.84%) Ubuntu
13 45 (3.52%) Unix
14 14 (1.10%) Android
14 14 (1.10%) Mac OS
15 13 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
16 12 (0.94%) Mac OS X
16 12 (0.94%) VMS
17 8 (0.63%) Fedora
17 8 (0.63%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,220 (95.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 199 (15.58%) ITIL
3 178 (13.94%) DevOps
4 121 (9.48%) Migration
5 100 (7.83%) Problem-Solving
6 95 (7.44%) Agile Software Development
7 91 (7.13%) Infrastructure as Code
8 90 (7.05%) Service Management
9 89 (6.97%) Configuration Management
10 71 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
10 71 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
11 69 (5.40%) Project Management
12 66 (5.17%) Project Delivery
13 58 (4.54%) Change Management
14 53 (4.15%) Site Reliability Engineering
15 50 (3.92%) Data Science
16 49 (3.84%) Mentoring
17 46 (3.60%) Software Engineering
18 39 (3.05%) Service Delivery
19 37 (2.90%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 366 (28.66%) PowerShell
2 156 (12.22%) SQL
3 141 (11.04%) Python
4 83 (6.50%) Bash Shell
5 40 (3.13%) Go
6 27 (2.11%) Shell Script
7 26 (2.04%) JavaScript
8 21 (1.64%) Java
9 12 (0.94%) C
9 12 (0.94%) TypeScript
10 10 (0.78%) Perl
11 8 (0.63%) T-SQL
12 6 (0.47%) C++
12 6 (0.47%) Ruby
13 4 (0.31%) C#
13 4 (0.31%) VBScript
14 3 (0.23%) VB
15 2 (0.16%) Groovy
15 2 (0.16%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.16%) VBA
Qualifications
1 123 (9.63%) Cisco Certification
2 113 (8.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 108 (8.46%) CCNA
4 76 (5.95%) MCSE
5 66 (5.17%) Degree
6 65 (5.09%) Security Cleared
7 55 (4.31%) MCSA
8 52 (4.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 47 (3.68%) SC Cleared
10 29 (2.27%) MCITP
11 28 (2.19%) CCNP
12 26 (2.04%) MCP
13 25 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
14 17 (1.33%) DV Cleared
14 17 (1.33%) Master's Degree
15 16 (1.25%) Computer Science Degree
16 13 (1.02%) CCSA
16 13 (1.02%) RHCE
17 8 (0.63%) Check Point Certification
18 7 (0.55%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (3.13%) SLA
2 17 (1.33%) GDPR
2 17 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (0.86%) Cyber Essentials
4 10 (0.78%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 10 (0.78%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.55%) PMBOK
5 7 (0.55%) QA
6 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.078%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.078%) NIST
System Software
1 611 (47.85%) Active Directory
2 466 (36.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 271 (21.22%) Hyper-V
4 107 (8.38%) VMware ESXi
5 99 (7.75%) Docker
6 92 (7.20%) vSphere
7 66 (5.17%) XenApp
8 57 (4.46%) Virtual Servers
9 47 (3.68%) XenDesktop
10 39 (3.05%) Virtual Machines
11 38 (2.98%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 18 (1.41%) VMware Server
13 16 (1.25%) Virtual Desktop
13 16 (1.25%) VMware NSX
14 11 (0.86%) Xen
15 9 (0.70%) DFS Replication
15 9 (0.70%) Terminal Server
16 8 (0.63%) Firmware
16 8 (0.63%) VMware Workstation
17 7 (0.55%) NFS
Systems Management
1 168 (13.16%) SCCM
2 150 (11.75%) Ansible
3 104 (8.14%) Kubernetes
4 100 (7.83%) Terraform
5 89 (6.97%) Puppet
6 78 (6.11%) Microsoft Intune
7 58 (4.54%) SCOM
8 33 (2.58%) vCenter Server
9 27 (2.11%) Nagios
9 27 (2.11%) Opscode Chef
9 27 (2.11%) WSUS
10 21 (1.64%) NetBackup
11 20 (1.57%) Microsoft Clustering
12 19 (1.49%) SCVMM
13 15 (1.17%) Backup Exec
13 15 (1.17%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 13 (1.02%) Failover Clustering
15 12 (0.94%) vRealize
16 11 (0.86%) Single Sign-On
17 10 (0.78%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 740 (57.95%) VMware
2 629 (49.26%) Microsoft
3 269 (21.06%) Cisco
4 184 (14.41%) Citrix
5 103 (8.07%) Veeam
6 90 (7.05%) HP
7 77 (6.03%) Red Hat
8 71 (5.56%) Dell
9 62 (4.86%) NetApp
10 53 (4.15%) EMC
11 50 (3.92%) Meraki
12 49 (3.84%) IBM
13 40 (3.13%) F5
14 39 (3.05%) Google
14 39 (3.05%) Oracle
14 39 (3.05%) SolarWinds
15 37 (2.90%) Juniper
16 35 (2.74%) CheckPoint
17 31 (2.43%) SonicWALL
18 26 (2.04%) Sophos