Period
to 11 August 2020

The median annual salary for an Infrastructure Engineer was £48,375 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 11 August 2020.

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
11 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 91 126 175
Rank change year-on-year +35 +49 +18
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 87 165 107
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 2.79% 2.52% 1.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.91% 2.62% 1.51%
Number of salaries quoted 86 144 101
Median annual salary £48,375 £47,121 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.66% +20.82% +4.00%
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,671 £47,500
North West median annual salary £48,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% +12.50% +2.56%

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 2,985 6,295 7,068
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.21% 96.73%
Number of salaries quoted 2,509 4,884 5,905
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,750 £26,250 £24,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £67,800
North West median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%

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 11 August 2020.

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 11 August 2020. 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
Altrincham +11 6 £33,750 -3.57%
Oldham +7 1 - -
Rochdale - 1 £47,500 - 1
Infrastructure Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 11 August 2020, 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 86 (98.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 62 (71.26%) Windows
3 49 (56.32%) Linux
4 42 (48.28%) Azure
5 40 (45.98%) VMware
6 34 (39.08%) Microsoft
6 34 (39.08%) Windows Server
7 30 (34.48%) PowerShell
8 29 (33.33%) Python
8 29 (33.33%) AWS
9 28 (32.18%) Active Directory
10 26 (29.89%) VMware Infrastructure
11 25 (28.74%) Bash Shell
12 22 (25.29%) Ansible
13 21 (24.14%) ITIL
14 20 (22.99%) Puppet
15 18 (20.69%) Hyper-V
15 18 (20.69%) Microsoft Certification
15 18 (20.69%) Red Hat
16 17 (19.54%) Office 365
17 16 (18.39%) Terraform
17 16 (18.39%) Cisco
17 16 (18.39%) MCSE
18 15 (17.24%) RHCE
19 14 (16.09%) Firewall
19 14 (16.09%) MCSA
19 14 (16.09%) MS Exchange
19 14 (16.09%) DevOps
19 14 (16.09%) Private Cloud
19 14 (16.09%) Data Centre

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 (16.09%) MS Exchange
2 8 (9.20%) SharePoint
3 6 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (6.90%) Skype for Business
4 5 (5.75%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (4.60%) Confluence
5 4 (4.60%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (4.60%) IIS
6 3 (3.45%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (2.30%) Chatbot
1 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 42 (48.28%) Azure
2 29 (33.33%) AWS
3 17 (19.54%) Office 365
4 10 (11.49%) Azure Active Directory
4 10 (11.49%) GCP
5 7 (8.05%) AWS CodeBuild
5 7 (8.05%) AWS CodePipeline
6 6 (6.90%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (3.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 3 (3.45%) Amazon ECS
8 2 (2.30%) IaaS
9 1 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (1.15%) Amazon S3
9 1 (1.15%) GitHub
9 1 (1.15%) PaaS
9 1 (1.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (16.09%) Firewall
2 13 (14.94%) LAN
2 13 (14.94%) SAN
3 12 (13.79%) WAN
4 7 (8.05%) DHCP
4 7 (8.05%) DNS
5 6 (6.90%) Skype
5 6 (6.90%) TCP/IP
6 5 (5.75%) Cisco IPT
6 5 (5.75%) NetScaler
6 5 (5.75%) WebEx
6 5 (5.75%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (4.60%) Network Security
7 4 (4.60%) VoIP
8 3 (3.45%) Internet
8 3 (3.45%) VLAN
8 3 (3.45%) VPN
9 2 (2.30%) NAS
9 2 (2.30%) OSPF
9 2 (2.30%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.90%) MongoDB
2 6 (6.90%) MySQL
2 6 (6.90%) NoSQL
3 3 (3.45%) Amazon Aurora
3 3 (3.45%) Redis
4 2 (2.30%) Cosmos DB
4 2 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.15%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.15%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.15%) Data Lake
5 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (10.34%) Jenkins
2 6 (6.90%) Git (software)
2 6 (6.90%) JIRA
3 4 (4.60%) Subversion
4 2 (2.30%) Bitbucket
General
1 9 (10.34%) Law
2 6 (6.90%) Finance
3 5 (5.75%) Billing
4 4 (4.60%) Legal
4 4 (4.60%) Local Government
5 3 (3.45%) Public Sector
6 2 (2.30%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.15%) Aerospace
7 1 (1.15%) Retail
7 1 (1.15%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.05%) Web Services
2 2 (2.30%) .NET
2 2 (2.30%) .NET Framework
2 2 (2.30%) JSON
3 1 (1.15%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (1.15%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.09%) Data Centre
1 14 (16.09%) Private Cloud
2 6 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.75%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.30%) CCTV
4 2 (2.30%) Clustering
4 2 (2.30%) Derivative
4 2 (2.30%) Driving Licence
4 2 (2.30%) Internet of Things
4 2 (2.30%) Public Cloud
4 2 (2.30%) User Experience
5 1 (1.15%) Life Science
5 1 (1.15%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 62 (71.26%) Windows
2 49 (56.32%) Linux
3 34 (39.08%) Windows Server
4 8 (9.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (8.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (6.90%) Windows Server 2016
7 4 (4.60%) CentOS
7 4 (4.60%) Windows 10
8 3 (3.45%) Windows Server 2019
9 2 (2.30%) AIX
9 2 (2.30%) Solaris
9 2 (2.30%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (98.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 21 (24.14%) ITIL
3 14 (16.09%) DevOps
4 10 (11.49%) Problem-Solving
5 7 (8.05%) High Availability
5 7 (8.05%) Server Building
5 7 (8.05%) Service Management
6 6 (6.90%) Open Source
7 5 (5.75%) Change Management
7 5 (5.75%) Configuration Management
7 5 (5.75%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (5.75%) Performance Monitoring
8 4 (4.60%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (4.60%) E-Commerce
8 4 (4.60%) Infrastructure Automation
8 4 (4.60%) Knowledge Management
8 4 (4.60%) Problem Management
8 4 (4.60%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (3.45%) Dashboard Development
9 3 (3.45%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 30 (34.48%) PowerShell
2 29 (33.33%) Python
3 25 (28.74%) Bash Shell
4 7 (8.05%) SQL
5 6 (6.90%) Go
6 3 (3.45%) Ruby
6 3 (3.45%) VBScript
7 2 (2.30%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.15%) C
8 1 (1.15%) Java
8 1 (1.15%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (20.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (18.39%) MCSE
3 15 (17.24%) RHCE
4 14 (16.09%) MCSA
5 11 (12.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 10 (11.49%) Degree
7 3 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (3.45%) MCITP
7 3 (3.45%) MCTS
8 2 (2.30%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (2.30%) Security Cleared
9 1 (1.15%) AWS Certification
9 1 (1.15%) CCNA
9 1 (1.15%) CCNP
9 1 (1.15%) CCSP
9 1 (1.15%) CCVP
9 1 (1.15%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.15%) MCP
9 1 (1.15%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (2.30%) SLA
2 1 (1.15%) GDPR
2 1 (1.15%) NIST
System Software
1 28 (32.18%) Active Directory
2 26 (29.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (20.69%) Hyper-V
4 13 (14.94%) Docker
5 6 (6.90%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (5.75%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 5 (5.75%) XenApp
6 5 (5.75%) XenDesktop
7 4 (4.60%) Firmware
7 4 (4.60%) VMware NSX
8 3 (3.45%) vCloud
9 2 (2.30%) vSphere
10 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (1.15%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (1.15%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 22 (25.29%) Ansible
2 20 (22.99%) Puppet
3 16 (18.39%) Terraform
4 11 (12.64%) Kubernetes
5 8 (9.20%) SCCM
6 7 (8.05%) Cisco CUCM
7 3 (3.45%) Nagios
8 2 (2.30%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (2.30%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (2.30%) vCenter Server
9 1 (1.15%) Grafana
9 1 (1.15%) Prometheus
9 1 (1.15%) SCOM
9 1 (1.15%) WSUS
Vendors
1 40 (45.98%) VMware
2 34 (39.08%) Microsoft
3 18 (20.69%) Red Hat
4 16 (18.39%) Cisco
5 11 (12.64%) Citrix
6 7 (8.05%) NetApp
7 4 (4.60%) Dell
8 3 (3.45%) CheckPoint
8 3 (3.45%) EMC
8 3 (3.45%) Fortinet
8 3 (3.45%) SAP
9 2 (2.30%) F5
9 2 (2.30%) IBM
9 2 (2.30%) Oracle
9 2 (2.30%) Splunk
9 2 (2.30%) Veeam
10 1 (1.15%) Isilon
10 1 (1.15%) Openreach
10 1 (1.15%) Palo Alto
10 1 (1.15%) Sonus