Period
to 3 March 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 3 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Infrastructure Engineering
UK > England
6 months to
3 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 121 106 140
Rank change year-on-year -15 +34 +16
Permanent jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering 1,786 3,350 3,523
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 2.63% 2.97% 2.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.84% 3.23% 2.75%
Number of salaries quoted 1,728 2,936 3,174
Median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £75,000 £72,312
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.06% -1.05% +5.56%

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 62,951 103,813 128,064
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 92.72% 92.04% 92.36%
Number of salaries quoted 49,994 83,927 103,492
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £53,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +2.80% +1.90% +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 3 March 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 3 March 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 -30 522 £60,000 +4.35% 142
South East +18 402 £47,000 -1.05% 79
North of England -13 380 £42,500 +4.04% 114
North West -15 196 £43,000 +7.50% 71
Midlands -37 190 £40,000 -5.88% 77
South West -23 167 £40,000 -5.88% 50
Yorkshire -26 126 £40,500 -4.71% 30
East of England +18 107 £47,500 +11.76% 37
West Midlands -36 107 £40,000 -11.11% 50
East Midlands -18 82 £40,000 - 27
North East +17 58 £50,000 +22.85% 13
Infrastructure Engineering
UK

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 1,009 (56.49%) Windows
2 927 (51.90%) Azure
3 905 (50.67%) VMware
4 781 (43.73%) Microsoft
5 769 (43.06%) Active Directory
6 708 (39.64%) Windows Server
7 619 (34.66%) Microsoft 365
8 583 (32.64%) VMware Infrastructure
9 481 (26.93%) Linux
10 479 (26.82%) PowerShell
11 451 (25.25%) AWS
12 442 (24.75%) Firewall
13 342 (19.15%) DNS
14 338 (18.92%) Hyper-V
15 333 (18.65%) Cisco
16 317 (17.75%) DevOps
17 281 (15.73%) ITIL
18 254 (14.22%) WAN
19 241 (13.49%) SAN
20 235 (13.16%) DHCP
20 235 (13.16%) SCCM
21 230 (12.88%) Python
22 221 (12.37%) Finance
23 219 (12.26%) Windows Server 2012
23 219 (12.26%) Ansible
24 214 (11.98%) Citrix
25 209 (11.70%) LAN
26 205 (11.48%) SQL
27 204 (11.42%) Data Centre
28 200 (11.20%) Windows Server 2016

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
1 188 (10.53%) MS Exchange
2 120 (6.72%) SharePoint
3 91 (5.10%) IIS
4 45 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2010
5 44 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2013
6 30 (1.68%) Apache
7 29 (1.62%) Skype for Business
8 26 (1.46%) Confluence
9 15 (0.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 9 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
10 9 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2003
11 8 (0.45%) Apache Spark
11 8 (0.45%) OpenStack
12 7 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
12 7 (0.39%) Ethereum
13 4 (0.22%) DNN
13 4 (0.22%) nginx
14 3 (0.17%) CMS
14 3 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2007
14 3 (0.17%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 117 (6.55%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (0.28%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.056%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 8 (0.45%) Workfront
2 6 (0.34%) Quorum
3 3 (0.17%) Endur
4 2 (0.11%) BambooHR
4 2 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.056%) BASE24
5 1 (0.056%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.056%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.056%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.056%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 927 (51.90%) Azure
2 619 (34.66%) Microsoft 365
3 451 (25.25%) AWS
4 167 (9.35%) IaaS
5 158 (8.85%) Azure Active Directory
6 115 (6.44%) PaaS
7 106 (5.94%) SaaS
8 95 (5.32%) GCP
9 55 (3.08%) Cloud Computing
10 34 (1.90%) Mimecast
11 32 (1.79%) Serverless
12 26 (1.46%) OpenShift
13 24 (1.34%) IBM Cloud
14 23 (1.29%) AWS CloudFormation
15 20 (1.12%) OneDrive
16 19 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
17 18 (1.01%) Amazon S3
17 18 (1.01%) Dynamics 365
18 13 (0.73%) Power Platform
18 13 (0.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 442 (24.75%) Firewall
2 342 (19.15%) DNS
3 254 (14.22%) WAN
4 241 (13.49%) SAN
5 235 (13.16%) DHCP
6 209 (11.70%) LAN
7 180 (10.08%) VLAN
8 172 (9.63%) TCP/IP
9 138 (7.73%) VPN
10 67 (3.75%) Internet
11 65 (3.64%) MPLS
11 65 (3.64%) Network Security
12 63 (3.53%) Wi-Fi
13 55 (3.08%) VoIP
14 46 (2.58%) Skype
15 42 (2.35%) OSPF
15 42 (2.35%) Wireless
16 41 (2.30%) NAS
17 39 (2.18%) Cisco ASA
18 38 (2.13%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 141 (7.89%) SQL Server
2 25 (1.40%) Amazon RDS
3 20 (1.12%) MySQL
4 15 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
5 14 (0.78%) Big Data
6 13 (0.73%) Azure SQL Database
7 12 (0.67%) InfluxDB
8 11 (0.62%) Power BI
9 10 (0.56%) Tableau
10 9 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
11 8 (0.45%) Data Lake
11 8 (0.45%) Oracle ODI
11 8 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
12 7 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 6 (0.34%) NoSQL
14 5 (0.28%) Amazon Athena
14 5 (0.28%) MongoDB
15 4 (0.22%) Apache Cassandra
15 4 (0.22%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 63 (3.53%) Jenkins
2 59 (3.30%) Git (software)
3 45 (2.52%) GitLab
4 42 (2.35%) JIRA
5 22 (1.23%) Subversion
6 20 (1.12%) TeamCity
7 11 (0.62%) Bitbucket
8 9 (0.50%) Maven
8 9 (0.50%) Visual Studio
9 8 (0.45%) Oracle APEX
10 7 (0.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 7 (0.39%) Sonatype Nexus
11 6 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (0.34%) Visual Studio Team System
12 5 (0.28%) Gradle
13 4 (0.22%) Ant
13 4 (0.22%) Octopus Deploy
13 4 (0.22%) Rational DOORS
14 2 (0.11%) Artifactory
14 2 (0.11%) Snyk
General
1 221 (12.37%) Finance
2 61 (3.42%) Law
3 54 (3.02%) Telecoms
4 38 (2.13%) Banking
5 37 (2.07%) Public Sector
6 22 (1.23%) Legal
7 20 (1.12%) Manufacturing
7 20 (1.12%) Marketing
8 15 (0.84%) Retail
9 14 (0.78%) Electronics
10 12 (0.67%) Back Office
11 11 (0.62%) Military
12 10 (0.56%) Local Government
13 8 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
14 7 (0.39%) Advertising
14 7 (0.39%) Games
15 5 (0.28%) Aerospace
15 5 (0.28%) Fire and Rescue
15 5 (0.28%) Publishing
16 3 (0.17%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1,242 (69.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 223 (12.49%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 170 (9.52%) IT Engineer
4 154 (8.62%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 140 (7.84%) Azure Engineer
5 140 (7.84%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
6 134 (7.50%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 134 (7.50%) Cloud Engineer
7 120 (6.72%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
8 103 (5.77%) Support Engineer
9 101 (5.66%) DevOps Engineer
10 89 (4.98%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
11 85 (4.76%) Network Engineer
12 76 (4.26%) Infrastructure Support
13 70 (3.92%) Linux Engineer
13 70 (3.92%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
14 68 (3.81%) Systems Engineer
15 67 (3.75%) Windows Engineer
16 66 (3.70%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
17 60 (3.36%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (4.48%) Web Services
2 28 (1.57%) Kafka
3 25 (1.40%) Elastic Stack
4 22 (1.23%) .NET
5 20 (1.12%) YAML
6 19 (1.06%) LDAP
7 18 (1.01%) REST
8 15 (0.84%) React
9 12 (0.67%) SAML
10 9 (0.50%) OAuth
11 8 (0.45%) Node.js
12 7 (0.39%) Ruby on Rails
13 6 (0.34%) JSON
13 6 (0.34%) Sensu
14 5 (0.28%) 802.1X
14 5 (0.28%) COM
14 5 (0.28%) Velocity
15 4 (0.22%) Middleware
15 4 (0.22%) XMPP
16 3 (0.17%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 204 (11.42%) Data Centre
2 83 (4.65%) Public Cloud
3 72 (4.03%) Analytical Skills
4 52 (2.91%) Private Cloud
5 43 (2.41%) Replication
6 41 (2.30%) Management Information System
7 38 (2.13%) Clustering
8 36 (2.02%) Self-Motivation
9 33 (1.85%) Hybrid Cloud
10 26 (1.46%) Driving Licence
11 21 (1.18%) PKI
12 20 (1.12%) Hedge funds
13 18 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
13 18 (1.01%) Greenfield Project
14 17 (0.95%) Client/Server
14 17 (0.95%) Cloud Native
14 17 (0.95%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 16 (0.90%) User Experience
16 15 (0.84%) Linux Command Line
17 11 (0.62%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 1,009 (56.49%) Windows
2 708 (39.64%) Windows Server
3 481 (26.93%) Linux
4 219 (12.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 200 (11.20%) Windows Server 2016
6 141 (7.89%) Windows 10
7 137 (7.67%) Windows Server 2019
8 103 (5.77%) Windows Server 2008
9 84 (4.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 81 (4.54%) CentOS
11 71 (3.98%) Unix
12 61 (3.42%) Ubuntu
13 59 (3.30%) Windows 7
14 18 (1.01%) Mac OS
14 18 (1.01%) VMS
15 16 (0.90%) Android
16 15 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
17 14 (0.78%) Debian
18 13 (0.73%) Mac OS X
19 12 (0.67%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 317 (17.75%) DevOps
2 281 (15.73%) ITIL
3 192 (10.75%) Migration
4 163 (9.13%) Agile Software Development
5 141 (7.89%) Problem-Solving
6 137 (7.67%) Infrastructure as Code
7 132 (7.39%) Configuration Management
8 117 (6.55%) Continuous Improvement
9 104 (5.82%) Project Delivery
10 103 (5.77%) Disaster Recovery
10 103 (5.77%) Service Management
11 97 (5.43%) Project Management
12 83 (4.65%) Site Reliability Engineering
13 74 (4.14%) Change Management
14 73 (4.09%) Software Engineering
15 62 (3.47%) High Availability
16 59 (3.30%) Service Delivery
17 54 (3.02%) Mentoring
18 53 (2.97%) Data Science
19 50 (2.80%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 479 (26.82%) PowerShell
2 230 (12.88%) Python
3 205 (11.48%) SQL
4 145 (8.12%) Bash Shell
5 54 (3.02%) Go
6 50 (2.80%) Shell Script
7 44 (2.46%) Java
8 33 (1.85%) Ruby
9 27 (1.51%) JavaScript
9 27 (1.51%) Perl
10 22 (1.23%) C++
11 19 (1.06%) C
12 13 (0.73%) C#
13 11 (0.62%) T-SQL
14 10 (0.56%) PHP
15 8 (0.45%) VB
16 7 (0.39%) PL/SQL
16 7 (0.39%) TypeScript
17 4 (0.22%) Groovy
17 4 (0.22%) Korn
Qualifications
1 161 (9.01%) Cisco Certification
2 145 (8.12%) Microsoft Certification
3 139 (7.78%) CCNA
4 120 (6.72%) Security Cleared
5 100 (5.60%) SC Cleared
6 98 (5.49%) MCSE
7 74 (4.14%) Degree
8 62 (3.47%) MCSA
8 62 (3.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 53 (2.97%) CCNP
10 32 (1.79%) MCITP
11 31 (1.74%) ITIL Certification
12 29 (1.62%) RHCE
13 26 (1.46%) MCP
14 22 (1.23%) DV Cleared
15 18 (1.01%) SSCP
16 17 (0.95%) CISSP
16 17 (0.95%) CompTIA Security+
17 15 (0.84%) RHCSA
18 13 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (3.47%) SLA
2 21 (1.18%) GDPR
2 21 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (0.78%) QA
4 13 (0.73%) PCI DSS
5 12 (0.67%) Cyber Essentials
6 11 (0.62%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 7 (0.39%) PMBOK
8 3 (0.17%) PMO
9 2 (0.11%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.056%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.056%) NIST
10 1 (0.056%) P3O
System Software
1 769 (43.06%) Active Directory
2 583 (32.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 338 (18.92%) Hyper-V
4 165 (9.24%) Docker
5 117 (6.55%) VMware ESXi
6 115 (6.44%) vSphere
7 69 (3.86%) XenApp
8 63 (3.53%) XenDesktop
9 62 (3.47%) Virtual Servers
10 57 (3.19%) Virtual Machines
11 39 (2.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 24 (1.34%) VMware Server
13 22 (1.23%) KVM
14 20 (1.12%) Virtual Desktop
14 20 (1.12%) VMware NSX
15 16 (0.90%) Xen
16 12 (0.67%) Firmware
17 10 (0.56%) Terminal Server
18 9 (0.50%) DFS Replication
18 9 (0.50%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 235 (13.16%) SCCM
2 219 (12.26%) Ansible
3 189 (10.58%) Terraform
4 187 (10.47%) Kubernetes
5 144 (8.06%) Puppet
6 86 (4.82%) Microsoft Intune
7 72 (4.03%) SCOM
8 69 (3.86%) Opscode Chef
9 37 (2.07%) vCenter Server
10 35 (1.96%) Nagios
11 28 (1.57%) SCVMM
12 26 (1.46%) Prometheus
12 26 (1.46%) WSUS
13 24 (1.34%) Grafana
14 22 (1.23%) Microsoft Clustering
15 20 (1.12%) NetBackup
16 17 (0.95%) Failover Clustering
17 15 (0.84%) CFEngine
17 15 (0.84%) Demisto
17 15 (0.84%) vRealize
Vendors
1 905 (50.67%) VMware
2 781 (43.73%) Microsoft
3 333 (18.65%) Cisco
4 214 (11.98%) Citrix
5 128 (7.17%) Veeam
6 103 (5.77%) HP
6 103 (5.77%) Red Hat
7 90 (5.04%) Dell
8 72 (4.03%) NetApp
9 66 (3.70%) EMC
10 64 (3.58%) Meraki
11 58 (3.25%) SolarWinds
12 56 (3.14%) Oracle
13 55 (3.08%) IBM
14 50 (2.80%) Google
15 46 (2.58%) ServiceNow
16 43 (2.41%) F5
17 42 (2.35%) Juniper
17 42 (2.35%) Splunk
18 39 (2.18%) CheckPoint