Period
to 25 January 2021

The median annual salary for an Infrastructure Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 25 January 2021.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Infrastructure Engineer
North West > Manchester
6 months to
25 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 101 96 159
Rank change year-on-year -5 +63 +42
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 73 160 130
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 2.31% 2.88% 1.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.39% 2.99% 1.99%
Number of salaries quoted 70 159 121
Median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -4.76% +12.00%
10th Percentile £35,750 £31,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £56,625 £60,000 £72,312
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,200
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.21% +12.53%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester. 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
Manchester
Permanent vacancies in Manchester with a recognized job title 3,060 5,357 6,528
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.74% 96.57% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 2,693 4,360 5,572
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,428
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.56% +0.95%
10th Percentile £31,500 £28,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
North West median annual salary £49,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.88%

Infrastructure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings that featured Infrastructure Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Engineer in Manchester

Infrastructure Engineer
Salary Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer in Manchester.

Salary trend for Infrastructure Engineer in Manchester

Infrastructure Engineer
Salary Histogram in Manchester

Salary distribution for jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer in Manchester over the 6 months to 25 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Infrastructure Engineer in Manchester

Infrastructure Engineer
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 25 January 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
Bolton +14 8 £42,500 +13.33% 2
Salford +12 4 £42,000 -26.12%
Ashton-under-Lyne - 1 £36,500 -
Bury - 1 - -
Infrastructure Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 25 January 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 Manchester region featuring Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

1 73 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 58 (79.45%) Azure
3 46 (63.01%) Windows
3 46 (63.01%) VMware
4 37 (50.68%) VMware Infrastructure
5 35 (47.95%) Active Directory
6 33 (45.21%) Windows Server
7 31 (42.47%) Microsoft
8 29 (39.73%) DNS
9 28 (38.36%) PowerShell
10 27 (36.99%) Office 365
11 20 (27.40%) DHCP
12 19 (26.03%) SQL
12 19 (26.03%) DevOps
13 17 (23.29%) SQL Server
14 16 (21.92%) Firewall
15 15 (20.55%) AWS
16 14 (19.18%) IIS
16 14 (19.18%) Linux
16 14 (19.18%) Terraform
17 13 (17.81%) WAN
17 13 (17.81%) Veeam
17 13 (17.81%) Hyper-V
18 11 (15.07%) Cisco
18 11 (15.07%) Python
18 11 (15.07%) Citrix
18 11 (15.07%) IaaS
19 10 (13.70%) Ansible
19 10 (13.70%) SAN
19 10 (13.70%) Migration

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 14 (19.18%) IIS
2 9 (12.33%) MS Exchange
3 6 (8.22%) SharePoint
4 3 (4.11%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2010
Cloud Services
1 58 (79.45%) Azure
2 27 (36.99%) Office 365
3 15 (20.55%) AWS
4 11 (15.07%) IaaS
5 7 (9.59%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (6.85%) GCP
7 4 (5.48%) OneDrive
7 4 (5.48%) SaaS
8 3 (4.11%) PaaS
8 3 (4.11%) Serverless
9 1 (1.37%) Azure Functions
9 1 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (1.37%) Mimecast
9 1 (1.37%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 29 (39.73%) DNS
2 20 (27.40%) DHCP
3 16 (21.92%) Firewall
4 13 (17.81%) WAN
5 10 (13.70%) SAN
6 7 (9.59%) MPLS
6 7 (9.59%) VoIP
7 6 (8.22%) IP Telephony
7 6 (8.22%) TCP/IP
8 5 (6.85%) Remote Desktop
9 4 (5.48%) VLAN
10 3 (4.11%) LAN
11 2 (2.74%) VPN
12 1 (1.37%) NAS
12 1 (1.37%) Network Security
12 1 (1.37%) Skype
12 1 (1.37%) Unified Communications
12 1 (1.37%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (23.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.74%) MySQL
3 1 (1.37%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (1.37%) Cosmos DB
3 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (5.48%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.37%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (4.11%) Finance
1 3 (4.11%) Public Sector
2 2 (2.74%) Housing Association
2 2 (2.74%) Marketing
3 1 (1.37%) Advertising
3 1 (1.37%) Electronics
3 1 (1.37%) Law
3 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.37%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.74%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.59%) Clustering
2 6 (8.22%) Private Cloud
3 5 (6.85%) Public Cloud
4 4 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.48%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.74%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.37%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.37%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.37%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.37%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.37%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.37%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 46 (63.01%) Windows
2 33 (45.21%) Windows Server
3 14 (19.18%) Linux
4 7 (9.59%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (9.59%) Windows Server 2016
5 5 (6.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (5.48%) Windows Server 2019
7 1 (1.37%) CentOS
7 1 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.37%) Unix
7 1 (1.37%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 19 (26.03%) DevOps
3 10 (13.70%) Migration
4 8 (10.96%) Server Building
4 8 (10.96%) Server Management
5 7 (9.59%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (9.59%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (8.22%) Project Delivery
7 5 (6.85%) Desktop Virtualisation
8 4 (5.48%) Infrastructure as Code
8 4 (5.48%) ITIL
8 4 (5.48%) Open Source
9 3 (4.11%) Configuration Management
9 3 (4.11%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (4.11%) Identity Management
10 2 (2.74%) Identity Access Management
10 2 (2.74%) Infrastructure Automation
10 2 (2.74%) Service Delivery
10 2 (2.74%) Task Automation
10 2 (2.74%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 28 (38.36%) PowerShell
2 19 (26.03%) SQL
3 11 (15.07%) Python
4 7 (9.59%) Bash Shell
4 7 (9.59%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.74%) Go
6 1 (1.37%) C#
6 1 (1.37%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 6 (8.22%) MCSA
1 6 (8.22%) MCSE
1 6 (8.22%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (8.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 5 (6.85%) RHCE
3 1 (1.37%) CCNA
3 1 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.37%) CISSP
3 1 (1.37%) HP AIS
3 1 (1.37%) HP ASE
3 1 (1.37%) HP MASE
3 1 (1.37%) JNCIS
3 1 (1.37%) MCITP
3 1 (1.37%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.11%) GDPR
2 1 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.37%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.37%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (50.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 35 (47.95%) Active Directory
3 13 (17.81%) Hyper-V
4 9 (12.33%) vSphere
5 6 (8.22%) Virtual Servers
5 6 (8.22%) VMware Server
6 5 (6.85%) Docker
7 3 (4.11%) XenApp
7 3 (4.11%) XenDesktop
8 2 (2.74%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (2.74%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (2.74%) VMware NSX
9 1 (1.37%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 14 (19.18%) Terraform
2 10 (13.70%) Ansible
2 10 (13.70%) SCCM
3 9 (12.33%) Puppet
4 5 (6.85%) Microsoft Clustering
4 5 (6.85%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (5.48%) Kubernetes
5 4 (5.48%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (2.74%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (2.74%) WSUS
7 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (1.37%) NetBackup
7 1 (1.37%) vRealize
Vendors
1 46 (63.01%) VMware
2 31 (42.47%) Microsoft
3 13 (17.81%) Veeam
4 11 (15.07%) Cisco
4 11 (15.07%) Citrix
5 7 (9.59%) NetApp
6 6 (8.22%) Nimble Storage
6 6 (8.22%) Red Hat
7 5 (6.85%) EMC
8 4 (5.48%) Dell
8 4 (5.48%) HP
9 3 (4.11%) Avaya
10 2 (2.74%) SaltStack
11 1 (1.37%) Brocade
11 1 (1.37%) Juniper
11 1 (1.37%) SAP
11 1 (1.37%) Sophos
11 1 (1.37%) Splunk
11 1 (1.37%) Wyse