Period
to 11 May 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Infrastructure Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Infrastructure Engineering over the 6 months to 11 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Infrastructure Engineering
UK > England
6 months to
11 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 121 105 123
Rank change year-on-year -16 +18 +26
Permanent jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering 2,195 2,730 3,783
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 2.80% 2.98% 2.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.02% 3.23% 3.02%
Number of salaries quoted 1,817 2,303 3,261
10th Percentile £33,500 £31,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
75th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £61,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £75,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500

Infrastructure Engineering is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 72,704 84,495 125,351
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 92.85% 92.38% 92.33%
Number of salaries quoted 55,598 68,418 100,168
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,000 £41,000 £37,800
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £74,000 £71,250
90th Percentile £91,250 £90,000 £86,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

Infrastructure Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Infrastructure Engineering as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Engineering in England

Infrastructure Engineering
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering in England.

Salary trend for Infrastructure Engineering in England

Infrastructure Engineering
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering in England over the 6 months to 11 May 2021.

Salary histogram for Infrastructure Engineering in England

Infrastructure Engineering
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 Engineering within the England region over the 6 months to 11 May 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 -26 631 £60,000 - 146
South East +15 474 £45,000 -10.00% 111
North of England -18 429 £43,000 +3.61% 146
Midlands -25 255 £42,500 -5.56% 91
South West -32 215 £42,500 - 51
North West -26 203 £45,000 +5.88% 95
Yorkshire -22 165 £42,500 +3.66% 35
East of England +13 146 £47,500 +8.81% 51
West Midlands -22 145 £45,000 - 46
East Midlands -2 110 £41,633 -2.04% 44
North East +14 61 £50,000 +25.00% 16
Infrastructure Engineering
UK

For the 6 months to 11 May 2021, IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Infrastructure Engineering.

1 1,238 (56.40%) Windows
2 1,174 (53.49%) Azure
3 1,067 (48.61%) VMware
4 1,006 (45.83%) Active Directory
5 1,001 (45.60%) Microsoft
6 860 (39.18%) Windows Server
7 810 (36.90%) Microsoft 365
8 708 (32.26%) VMware Infrastructure
9 600 (27.33%) Linux
10 592 (26.97%) PowerShell
11 588 (26.79%) Firewall
12 576 (26.24%) AWS
13 424 (19.32%) DNS
14 402 (18.31%) Hyper-V
15 401 (18.27%) Cisco
16 380 (17.31%) DevOps
17 371 (16.90%) Social Skills
18 338 (15.40%) ITIL
19 305 (13.90%) Finance
20 302 (13.76%) SAN
21 299 (13.62%) DHCP
22 295 (13.44%) Citrix
23 289 (13.17%) WAN
24 279 (12.71%) LAN
25 278 (12.67%) SCCM
26 266 (12.12%) Data Centre
27 264 (12.03%) Ansible
28 259 (11.80%) Python
29 249 (11.34%) SQL
30 247 (11.25%) Kubernetes

Infrastructure Engineering
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
1 241 (10.98%) MS Exchange
2 177 (8.06%) SharePoint
3 99 (4.51%) IIS
4 53 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 43 (1.96%) Apache
6 41 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2013
7 35 (1.59%) Confluence
8 27 (1.23%) Skype for Business
9 19 (0.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 15 (0.68%) Apache Spark
11 14 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
12 13 (0.59%) OpenStack
13 12 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
14 11 (0.50%) nginx
15 10 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2003
15 10 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
16 5 (0.23%) WebSphere
17 4 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2007
17 4 (0.18%) Tomcat
17 4 (0.18%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 141 (6.42%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (0.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.23%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.091%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.046%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (0.55%) Sentinel
2 4 (0.18%) Workfront
3 3 (0.14%) Endur
4 2 (0.091%) BambooHR
4 2 (0.091%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.091%) Magento
4 2 (0.091%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.091%) Sage 300 ERP
4 2 (0.091%) Sage CRM
5 1 (0.046%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.046%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.046%) Maximo
5 1 (0.046%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.046%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1,174 (53.49%) Azure
2 810 (36.90%) Microsoft 365
3 576 (26.24%) AWS
4 225 (10.25%) Azure Active Directory
5 215 (9.79%) IaaS
6 157 (7.15%) PaaS
7 141 (6.42%) SaaS
8 117 (5.33%) GCP
9 61 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
10 55 (2.51%) OpenShift
11 40 (1.82%) Mimecast
12 37 (1.69%) OneDrive
13 34 (1.55%) Serverless
14 31 (1.41%) AWS CloudFormation
15 28 (1.28%) IBM Cloud
16 27 (1.23%) Google Workspace
17 26 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
17 26 (1.18%) Amazon S3
18 25 (1.14%) Power Platform
19 22 (1.00%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 588 (26.79%) Firewall
2 424 (19.32%) DNS
3 302 (13.76%) SAN
4 299 (13.62%) DHCP
5 289 (13.17%) WAN
6 279 (12.71%) LAN
7 217 (9.89%) TCP/IP
8 191 (8.70%) VLAN
8 191 (8.70%) VPN
9 96 (4.37%) Network Security
10 90 (4.10%) NAS
11 85 (3.87%) Wireless
12 81 (3.69%) Wi-Fi
13 75 (3.42%) Internet
14 69 (3.14%) VoIP
15 58 (2.64%) MPLS
16 53 (2.41%) Remote Desktop
17 50 (2.28%) Cisco ASA
18 43 (1.96%) WLAN
19 40 (1.82%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 162 (7.38%) SQL Server
2 33 (1.50%) Amazon RDS
3 28 (1.28%) MySQL
4 23 (1.05%) Tableau
5 18 (0.82%) Data Lake
5 18 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
5 18 (0.82%) Oracle ODI
5 18 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
6 17 (0.77%) Big Data
7 16 (0.73%) Azure SQL Database
7 16 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
8 14 (0.64%) MongoDB
8 14 (0.64%) NoSQL
9 12 (0.55%) InfluxDB
10 11 (0.50%) Power BI
11 9 (0.41%) DB2
11 9 (0.41%) Relational Database
11 9 (0.41%) SQL Server 2014
12 8 (0.36%) SQL Server 2016
13 7 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 99 (4.51%) Jenkins
2 83 (3.78%) Git (software)
3 54 (2.46%) JIRA
4 49 (2.23%) GitLab
5 41 (1.87%) TeamCity
6 26 (1.18%) Maven
7 24 (1.09%) Subversion
8 18 (0.82%) Bitbucket
8 18 (0.82%) Oracle APEX
9 11 (0.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 8 (0.36%) Octopus Deploy
10 8 (0.36%) Sonatype Nexus
11 7 (0.32%) Artifactory
12 6 (0.27%) Snyk
12 6 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (0.27%) Visual Studio Team System
13 5 (0.23%) Gradle
13 5 (0.23%) Rational DOORS
14 4 (0.18%) ClearQuest
14 4 (0.18%) Selenium
General
1 371 (16.90%) Social Skills
2 305 (13.90%) Finance
3 107 (4.87%) Analytical Skills
4 78 (3.55%) Telecoms
5 68 (3.10%) Law
6 46 (2.10%) Retail
7 43 (1.96%) Banking
8 42 (1.91%) Public Sector
9 39 (1.78%) Organisational Skills
10 33 (1.50%) Legal
11 27 (1.23%) Manufacturing
12 23 (1.05%) Marketing
13 18 (0.82%) Documentation Skills
14 16 (0.73%) Presentation Skills
15 15 (0.68%) Back Office
15 15 (0.68%) Electronics
16 14 (0.64%) Military
17 13 (0.59%) Advertising
17 13 (0.59%) Local Government
18 9 (0.41%) Games
Job Titles
1 1,567 (71.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 311 (14.17%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 212 (9.66%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 207 (9.43%) Azure Engineer
4 207 (9.43%) Cloud Engineer
5 193 (8.79%) IT Engineer
6 184 (8.38%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 180 (8.20%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
8 156 (7.11%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
9 145 (6.61%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
10 120 (5.47%) Support Engineer
11 112 (5.10%) DevOps Engineer
12 95 (4.33%) Infrastructure Support
13 92 (4.19%) Windows Engineer
14 91 (4.15%) Network Engineer
15 81 (3.69%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
16 75 (3.42%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
17 74 (3.37%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
18 69 (3.14%) Linux Engineer
19 64 (2.92%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (5.38%) Web Services
2 36 (1.64%) Kafka
3 33 (1.50%) Elastic Stack
4 27 (1.23%) LDAP
5 24 (1.09%) .NET
6 20 (0.91%) REST
6 20 (0.91%) YAML
7 15 (0.68%) SAML
8 11 (0.50%) Node.js
8 11 (0.50%) OAuth
9 9 (0.41%) Azure Blueprints
9 9 (0.41%) LAMP
9 9 (0.41%) RabbitMQ
9 9 (0.41%) React
9 9 (0.41%) XML
10 8 (0.36%) COM
10 8 (0.36%) Middleware
11 7 (0.32%) JSON
11 7 (0.32%) RESTful
12 6 (0.27%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 266 (12.12%) Data Centre
2 126 (5.74%) Public Cloud
3 62 (2.82%) Hybrid Cloud
4 52 (2.37%) Private Cloud
5 51 (2.32%) Management Information System
6 46 (2.10%) Clustering
7 42 (1.91%) Self-Motivation
8 40 (1.82%) Replication
9 27 (1.23%) Cloud Native
10 24 (1.09%) PKI
11 22 (1.00%) Hedge funds
11 22 (1.00%) Life Science
12 21 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
13 20 (0.91%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 18 (0.82%) Driving Licence
14 18 (0.82%) Linux Command Line
15 16 (0.73%) Enterprise Storage
16 14 (0.64%) Client/Server
16 14 (0.64%) Fat Client
16 14 (0.64%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1,238 (56.40%) Windows
2 860 (39.18%) Windows Server
3 600 (27.33%) Linux
4 244 (11.12%) Windows Server 2012
5 220 (10.02%) Windows Server 2016
6 190 (8.66%) Windows 10
7 165 (7.52%) Windows Server 2019
8 128 (5.83%) Windows Server 2008
9 96 (4.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 91 (4.15%) Unix
11 86 (3.92%) CentOS
12 68 (3.10%) Ubuntu
12 68 (3.10%) Windows 7
13 27 (1.23%) Android
14 23 (1.05%) Mac OS X
15 22 (1.00%) VMS
15 22 (1.00%) Windows Server 2003
16 20 (0.91%) Mac OS
17 15 (0.68%) Apple iOS
18 9 (0.41%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 380 (17.31%) DevOps
2 338 (15.40%) ITIL
3 246 (11.21%) Migration
4 213 (9.70%) Agile Software Development
5 189 (8.61%) Infrastructure as Code
6 179 (8.15%) Problem-Solving
7 140 (6.38%) Configuration Management
8 137 (6.24%) Project Delivery
9 125 (5.69%) Disaster Recovery
10 117 (5.33%) Project Management
11 111 (5.06%) Continuous Improvement
12 103 (4.69%) Service Management
13 102 (4.65%) Site Reliability Engineering
14 99 (4.51%) Service Delivery
15 96 (4.37%) Mentoring
16 86 (3.92%) Software Engineering
17 84 (3.83%) Change Management
18 72 (3.28%) Data Science
19 69 (3.14%) Incident Management
20 68 (3.10%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 592 (26.97%) PowerShell
2 259 (11.80%) Python
3 249 (11.34%) SQL
4 154 (7.02%) Bash Shell
5 74 (3.37%) Java
6 66 (3.01%) Go
7 56 (2.55%) Shell Script
8 46 (2.10%) Ruby
9 40 (1.82%) Perl
10 27 (1.23%) C++
11 22 (1.00%) JavaScript
12 19 (0.87%) PHP
13 16 (0.73%) VB
14 14 (0.64%) T-SQL
15 12 (0.55%) C
16 8 (0.36%) C#
17 6 (0.27%) PL/SQL
18 5 (0.23%) TypeScript
19 4 (0.18%) VBA
20 3 (0.14%) JCL
Qualifications
1 166 (7.56%) Cisco Certification
2 139 (6.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 139 (6.33%) Security Cleared
3 131 (5.97%) CCNA
4 104 (4.74%) SC Cleared
5 98 (4.46%) Degree
6 93 (4.24%) MCSE
7 62 (2.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 61 (2.78%) CCNP
9 51 (2.32%) MCSA
10 40 (1.82%) DV Cleared
11 30 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
12 27 (1.23%) MCITP
13 22 (1.00%) Computer Science Degree
14 19 (0.87%) CISSP
14 19 (0.87%) RHCE
15 18 (0.82%) MCP
16 15 (0.68%) CCENT
17 12 (0.55%) CompTIA Security+
17 12 (0.55%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (3.05%) SLA
2 40 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 27 (1.23%) GDPR
4 21 (0.96%) QA
5 20 (0.91%) PCI DSS
6 16 (0.73%) Cyber Essentials
7 15 (0.68%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 7 (0.32%) PMBOK
9 6 (0.27%) ITGC
9 6 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 5 (0.23%) PMO
11 4 (0.18%) NIST
12 2 (0.091%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 2 (0.091%) SOC 2
13 1 (0.046%) Data Quality
13 1 (0.046%) Def Stans
13 1 (0.046%) ISO 9001
13 1 (0.046%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 1 (0.046%) P3O
13 1 (0.046%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1,006 (45.83%) Active Directory
2 708 (32.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 402 (18.31%) Hyper-V
4 216 (9.84%) Docker
5 153 (6.97%) vSphere
6 123 (5.60%) VMware ESXi
7 83 (3.78%) XenDesktop
8 75 (3.42%) XenApp
9 69 (3.14%) Virtual Servers
10 63 (2.87%) Virtual Machines
11 38 (1.73%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 37 (1.69%) Virtual Desktop
13 28 (1.28%) Terminal Server
13 28 (1.28%) VMware NSX
14 22 (1.00%) KVM
15 17 (0.77%) RHEV
16 15 (0.68%) VMware Server
17 11 (0.50%) NFS
18 10 (0.46%) Firmware
18 10 (0.46%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 278 (12.67%) SCCM
2 264 (12.03%) Ansible
3 247 (11.25%) Kubernetes
4 238 (10.84%) Terraform
5 160 (7.29%) Microsoft Intune
6 154 (7.02%) Puppet
7 74 (3.37%) SCOM
8 71 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
9 51 (2.32%) vCenter Server
10 30 (1.37%) vRealize
11 28 (1.28%) Prometheus
12 27 (1.23%) Nagios
13 26 (1.18%) WSUS
14 25 (1.14%) Grafana
15 24 (1.09%) FortiGate
16 22 (1.00%) SCVMM
17 21 (0.96%) Failover Clustering
17 21 (0.96%) Packer
18 20 (0.91%) AirWatch
19 19 (0.87%) Demisto
Vendors
1 1,067 (48.61%) VMware
2 1,001 (45.60%) Microsoft
3 401 (18.27%) Cisco
4 295 (13.44%) Citrix
5 154 (7.02%) Veeam
6 130 (5.92%) Red Hat
7 120 (5.47%) Dell
8 106 (4.83%) Meraki
9 105 (4.78%) HP
10 87 (3.96%) Oracle
11 83 (3.78%) EMC
12 82 (3.74%) NetApp
13 79 (3.60%) Google
14 78 (3.55%) IBM
15 74 (3.37%) F5
16 57 (2.60%) Juniper
17 55 (2.51%) SolarWinds
18 54 (2.46%) Splunk
19 51 (2.32%) ServiceNow
20 48 (2.19%) Palo Alto