Period
to 1 August 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 1 August 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Infrastructure Engineering
UK > England
6 months to
1 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 136 107 110
Rank change year-on-year -29 +3 +34
Permanent jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering 2,624 1,912 3,969
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 2.62% 3.06% 3.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.79% 3.29% 3.23%
Number of salaries quoted 2,115 1,627 3,421
10th Percentile £34,500 £32,000 £31,250
25th Percentile £40,000 £38,563 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £48,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year -2.06% +2.11% +2.15%
75th Percentile £61,000 £62,500 £63,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -1.04% +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 93,979 58,121 122,765
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 93.96% 92.87% 92.68%
Number of salaries quoted 64,768 47,594 98,778
10th Percentile £32,750 £32,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £38,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £76,250 £75,000 £71,250
90th Percentile £93,750 £91,250 £87,500
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 1 August 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 1 August 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 -51 861 £60,000 - 175
South East -14 484 £45,000 -7.22% 105
North of England -16 475 £45,000 +4.65% 151
Midlands -31 305 £42,500 -5.56% 85
South West -36 258 £45,000 +16.88% 68
North West 0 249 £49,250 +2.60% 98
East of England +34 189 £45,000 - 49
Yorkshire -15 187 £42,500 +6.25% 43
West Midlands -50 168 £45,000 - 38
East Midlands +1 137 £42,500 +6.25% 47
North East -15 39 £46,250 +15.63% 10
Infrastructure Engineering
UK

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 1,427 (54.38%) Azure
2 1,371 (52.25%) Windows
3 1,164 (44.36%) Microsoft
4 1,151 (43.86%) VMware
5 1,137 (43.33%) Active Directory
6 924 (35.21%) Windows Server
7 910 (34.68%) Microsoft 365
8 737 (28.09%) VMware Infrastructure
9 713 (27.17%) AWS
10 706 (26.91%) Firewall
11 680 (25.91%) Linux
12 636 (24.24%) PowerShell
13 535 (20.39%) DevOps
14 454 (17.30%) Social Skills
15 452 (17.23%) DNS
16 438 (16.69%) Hyper-V
17 432 (16.46%) Cisco
18 365 (13.91%) Finance
19 358 (13.64%) ITIL
20 346 (13.19%) DHCP
21 335 (12.77%) LAN
22 329 (12.54%) SAN
23 328 (12.50%) WAN
24 322 (12.27%) Citrix
25 312 (11.89%) Python
26 306 (11.66%) Agile Software Development
27 295 (11.24%) Kubernetes
28 289 (11.01%) Data Centre
28 289 (11.01%) Terraform
29 284 (10.82%) Migration

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
1 266 (10.14%) MS Exchange
2 214 (8.16%) SharePoint
3 76 (2.90%) IIS
4 44 (1.68%) Apache
5 40 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2013
6 39 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
7 36 (1.37%) Confluence
8 35 (1.33%) Skype for Business
9 22 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
10 20 (0.76%) nginx
11 17 (0.65%) Tomcat
12 15 (0.57%) OpenStack
13 14 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 12 (0.46%) Apache Spark
14 12 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
14 12 (0.46%) WebSphere
15 10 (0.38%) SAS
16 9 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
17 7 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2003
17 7 (0.27%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 154 (5.87%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.23%) MicroStation
4 6 (0.23%) Revit
5 4 (0.15%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.11%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.076%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 19 (0.72%) Sentinel
2 3 (0.11%) Endur
2 3 (0.11%) Magento
2 3 (0.11%) Maximo
2 3 (0.11%) Sage 300 ERP
2 3 (0.11%) Sage CRM
2 3 (0.11%) Unica
3 2 (0.076%) Dynamics GP
3 2 (0.076%) FastStats
4 1 (0.038%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.038%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.038%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.038%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.038%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1,427 (54.38%) Azure
2 910 (34.68%) Microsoft 365
3 713 (27.17%) AWS
4 276 (10.52%) Azure Active Directory
5 266 (10.14%) IaaS
6 201 (7.66%) PaaS
7 193 (7.36%) SaaS
8 169 (6.44%) GCP
9 77 (2.93%) Cloud Computing
10 63 (2.40%) OneDrive
11 58 (2.21%) AWS CloudFormation
12 56 (2.13%) Serverless
13 50 (1.91%) OpenShift
14 39 (1.49%) Power Platform
15 38 (1.45%) Amazon S3
16 37 (1.41%) AWS Lambda
17 35 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
18 33 (1.26%) Google Workspace
19 31 (1.18%) Mimecast
20 28 (1.07%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 706 (26.91%) Firewall
2 452 (17.23%) DNS
3 346 (13.19%) DHCP
4 335 (12.77%) LAN
5 329 (12.54%) SAN
6 328 (12.50%) WAN
7 244 (9.30%) VPN
8 235 (8.96%) TCP/IP
9 156 (5.95%) VLAN
10 119 (4.54%) Wireless
11 93 (3.54%) NAS
11 93 (3.54%) VoIP
12 86 (3.28%) Network Security
13 83 (3.16%) Wi-Fi
14 74 (2.82%) Internet
15 61 (2.32%) MPLS
16 59 (2.25%) WLAN
17 53 (2.02%) Remote Desktop
18 47 (1.79%) Fibre Channel
19 40 (1.52%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 192 (7.32%) SQL Server
2 37 (1.41%) MySQL
3 33 (1.26%) Amazon RDS
4 28 (1.07%) Tableau
5 26 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
6 23 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
7 21 (0.80%) Data Lake
8 20 (0.76%) Big Data
8 20 (0.76%) Oracle ODI
9 18 (0.69%) MongoDB
10 16 (0.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 14 (0.53%) DB2
11 14 (0.53%) NoSQL
11 14 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
12 13 (0.50%) Blockchain
13 12 (0.46%) Power BI
13 12 (0.46%) Relational Database
14 11 (0.42%) SQL Server 2016
15 10 (0.38%) SQL Server 2014
15 10 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 140 (5.34%) Jenkins
2 110 (4.19%) Git (software)
3 67 (2.55%) GitLab
4 57 (2.17%) JIRA
5 52 (1.98%) TeamCity
6 27 (1.03%) Bitbucket
7 21 (0.80%) Maven
8 20 (0.76%) Oracle APEX
9 18 (0.69%) CircleCI
9 18 (0.69%) Octopus Deploy
10 17 (0.65%) Subversion
11 15 (0.57%) Travis CI
12 13 (0.50%) Cucumber
13 12 (0.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 12 (0.46%) Gatling
13 12 (0.46%) GoCD
13 12 (0.46%) JMeter
13 12 (0.46%) JUnit
13 12 (0.46%) SoapUI
13 12 (0.46%) TestNG
General
1 454 (17.30%) Social Skills
2 365 (13.91%) Finance
3 150 (5.72%) Analytical Skills
4 103 (3.93%) Telecoms
5 72 (2.74%) Public Sector
6 67 (2.55%) Law
7 61 (2.32%) Organisational Skills
7 61 (2.32%) Retail
8 45 (1.71%) Banking
9 43 (1.64%) Legal
10 38 (1.45%) Manufacturing
11 29 (1.11%) Documentation Skills
12 25 (0.95%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 22 (0.84%) Marketing
14 19 (0.72%) Advertising
15 14 (0.53%) Back Office
15 14 (0.53%) Games
16 13 (0.50%) Electronics
16 13 (0.50%) Financial Institution
16 13 (0.50%) Military
Job Titles
1 1,794 (68.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 317 (12.08%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 301 (11.47%) Azure Engineer
4 291 (11.09%) Cloud Engineer
5 252 (9.60%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 245 (9.34%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
7 216 (8.23%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 211 (8.04%) IT Engineer
9 190 (7.24%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
10 188 (7.16%) Support Engineer
11 165 (6.29%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
12 148 (5.64%) DevOps Engineer
13 143 (5.45%) Infrastructure Support
14 125 (4.76%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
15 108 (4.12%) Windows Engineer
16 98 (3.73%) Network Engineer
17 90 (3.43%) Security Engineer
18 89 (3.39%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
19 78 (2.97%) 3rd Line Support
19 78 (2.97%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (3.89%) Web Services
2 38 (1.45%) Elastic Stack
3 37 (1.41%) Kafka
4 33 (1.26%) .NET
4 33 (1.26%) RESTful
5 27 (1.03%) JSON
5 27 (1.03%) REST
6 21 (0.80%) LDAP
7 19 (0.72%) React
8 18 (0.69%) SAML
8 18 (0.69%) Spring
9 17 (0.65%) Node.js
10 14 (0.53%) OAuth
11 13 (0.50%) RabbitMQ
11 13 (0.50%) XML
12 12 (0.46%) AngularJS
12 12 (0.46%) LAMP
12 12 (0.46%) YAML
13 11 (0.42%) .NET Framework
13 11 (0.42%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 289 (11.01%) Data Centre
2 162 (6.17%) Public Cloud
3 85 (3.24%) Hybrid Cloud
4 63 (2.40%) Management Information System
5 61 (2.32%) Self-Motivation
6 59 (2.25%) Cloud Native
6 59 (2.25%) Clustering
7 51 (1.94%) Replication
8 49 (1.87%) User Experience
9 45 (1.71%) Private Cloud
10 41 (1.56%) PKI
11 39 (1.49%) Linux Command Line
12 38 (1.45%) Driving Licence
13 35 (1.33%) Enterprise Storage
13 35 (1.33%) Greenfield Project
14 30 (1.14%) Data Protection Act
15 27 (1.03%) Hedge funds
16 22 (0.84%) Life Science
17 20 (0.76%) Client/Server
17 20 (0.76%) Legacy Systems
Operating Systems
1 1,371 (52.25%) Windows
2 924 (35.21%) Windows Server
3 680 (25.91%) Linux
4 263 (10.02%) Windows Server 2012
5 228 (8.69%) Windows 10
6 201 (7.66%) Windows Server 2016
7 177 (6.75%) Windows Server 2019
8 129 (4.92%) Windows Server 2008
9 97 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 90 (3.43%) CentOS
11 87 (3.32%) Unix
12 53 (2.02%) Ubuntu
13 51 (1.94%) Windows 7
14 33 (1.26%) Android
15 30 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
16 26 (0.99%) Apple iOS
16 26 (0.99%) Mac OS X
17 18 (0.69%) VMS
18 14 (0.53%) Mac OS
19 13 (0.50%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 535 (20.39%) DevOps
2 358 (13.64%) ITIL
3 306 (11.66%) Agile Software Development
4 284 (10.82%) Migration
5 248 (9.45%) Infrastructure as Code
6 222 (8.46%) Problem-Solving
7 182 (6.94%) Configuration Management
8 174 (6.63%) Disaster Recovery
9 160 (6.10%) Project Delivery
10 137 (5.22%) Continuous Improvement
11 134 (5.11%) Mentoring
12 117 (4.46%) Project Management
13 113 (4.31%) Service Delivery
14 111 (4.23%) Site Reliability Engineering
15 106 (4.04%) Cybersecurity
16 103 (3.93%) Change Management
17 101 (3.85%) Information Security
18 95 (3.62%) Microservices
19 85 (3.24%) Service Management
20 82 (3.13%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 636 (24.24%) PowerShell
2 312 (11.89%) Python
3 280 (10.67%) SQL
4 170 (6.48%) Bash Shell
5 113 (4.31%) Java
6 78 (2.97%) Go
7 50 (1.91%) Perl
8 48 (1.83%) Ruby
9 37 (1.41%) Shell Script
10 34 (1.30%) JavaScript
11 27 (1.03%) C++
12 23 (0.88%) T-SQL
13 22 (0.84%) PHP
14 16 (0.61%) C#
14 16 (0.61%) TypeScript
15 14 (0.53%) C
16 10 (0.38%) VB
17 6 (0.23%) PL/SQL
17 6 (0.23%) VBA
18 5 (0.19%) R
Qualifications
1 147 (5.60%) Security Cleared
2 146 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
3 140 (5.34%) Degree
4 131 (4.99%) Microsoft Certification
5 106 (4.04%) SC Cleared
6 105 (4.00%) CCNA
7 75 (2.86%) MCSE
8 56 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
8 56 (2.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 53 (2.02%) CCNP
10 49 (1.87%) DV Cleared
11 48 (1.83%) MCSA
12 22 (0.84%) CISSP
12 22 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
13 20 (0.76%) MCP
14 19 (0.72%) RHCE
15 16 (0.61%) MCITP
16 13 (0.50%) CompTIA Security+
16 13 (0.50%) DBS Check
17 10 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (2.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 64 (2.44%) SLA
3 36 (1.37%) GDPR
4 32 (1.22%) QA
5 20 (0.76%) Cyber Essentials
6 17 (0.65%) ITGC
6 17 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 16 (0.61%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 14 (0.53%) PCI DSS
9 13 (0.50%) PMO
10 9 (0.34%) GRC
11 6 (0.23%) NIST
12 2 (0.076%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.076%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 2 (0.076%) Solvency II
13 1 (0.038%) Def Stans
13 1 (0.038%) SOC 2
System Software
1 1,137 (43.33%) Active Directory
2 737 (28.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 438 (16.69%) Hyper-V
4 255 (9.72%) Docker
5 179 (6.82%) vSphere
6 133 (5.07%) VMware ESXi
7 80 (3.05%) XenDesktop
8 71 (2.71%) XenApp
9 67 (2.55%) Virtual Machines
10 56 (2.13%) Virtual Servers
11 45 (1.71%) Virtual Desktop
12 42 (1.60%) Terminal Server
13 36 (1.37%) VMware NSX
14 23 (0.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 23 (0.88%) RHEV
15 19 (0.72%) NFS
16 17 (0.65%) KVM
17 12 (0.46%) Firmware
18 10 (0.38%) Forefront TMG
18 10 (0.38%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 295 (11.24%) Kubernetes
2 289 (11.01%) Terraform
3 270 (10.29%) SCCM
4 249 (9.49%) Ansible
5 203 (7.74%) Microsoft Intune
6 149 (5.68%) Puppet
7 78 (2.97%) Opscode Chef
8 60 (2.29%) SCOM
9 48 (1.83%) vCenter Server
10 29 (1.11%) AirWatch
10 29 (1.11%) Failover Clustering
10 29 (1.11%) FortiGate
11 27 (1.03%) Jamf Pro
12 25 (0.95%) Prometheus
13 24 (0.91%) vRealize
14 23 (0.88%) Active Directory Federation Services
15 22 (0.84%) Single Sign-On
16 21 (0.80%) Grafana
16 21 (0.80%) Packer
17 19 (0.72%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1,164 (44.36%) Microsoft
2 1,151 (43.86%) VMware
3 432 (16.46%) Cisco
4 322 (12.27%) Citrix
5 154 (5.87%) Veeam
6 146 (5.56%) Red Hat
7 141 (5.37%) Meraki
8 120 (4.57%) Dell
9 116 (4.42%) Google
10 114 (4.34%) HP
11 99 (3.77%) NetApp
12 80 (3.05%) EMC
13 76 (2.90%) Oracle
14 71 (2.71%) IBM
15 70 (2.67%) SolarWinds
16 68 (2.59%) Splunk
17 57 (2.17%) F5
17 57 (2.17%) Juniper
18 56 (2.13%) Palo Alto
19 44 (1.68%) CommVault