Period
to 11 April 2021

The median annual salary for an Infrastructure Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 11 April 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
11 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 108 94 140
Rank change year-on-year -14 +46 +69
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 89 141 130
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 2.40% 2.88% 2.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.50% 3.00% 2.16%
Number of salaries quoted 81 133 117
10th Percentile £36,250 £31,050 £31,250
25th Percentile £38,750 £32,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £41,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +8.43% -2.35% +13.33%
75th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £53,000
90th Percentile £56,250 £62,250 £60,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 3,559 4,694 6,018
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.09% 95.99% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 3,064 3,798 4,923
10th Percentile £31,215 £28,750 £26,250
25th Percentile £38,000 £36,750 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £46,192
Median % change year-on-year - +8.25% +2.65%
75th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £60,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £72,500
North West median annual salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +4.65%

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 April 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 11 April 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 +9 11 £42,500 - 1
Salford +12 4 £41,000 -27.88% 1
Wigan - 3 £50,000 -
Bury - 1 - -
Infrastructure Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 11 April 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 89 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 70 (78.65%) Azure
3 62 (69.66%) Windows
4 54 (60.67%) VMware
5 50 (56.18%) Windows Server
6 47 (52.81%) Active Directory
7 42 (47.19%) Microsoft 365
8 38 (42.70%) VMware Infrastructure
9 36 (40.45%) Microsoft
10 28 (31.46%) PowerShell
11 22 (24.72%) SQL
12 21 (23.60%) DNS
12 21 (23.60%) Hyper-V
12 21 (23.60%) DevOps
13 18 (20.22%) AWS
13 18 (20.22%) Cisco
13 18 (20.22%) Linux
14 17 (19.10%) IIS
15 16 (17.98%) Firewall
16 15 (16.85%) IaaS
16 15 (16.85%) WAN
16 15 (16.85%) DHCP
16 15 (16.85%) SCCM
17 14 (15.73%) Azure Active Directory
18 13 (14.61%) SQL Server
18 13 (14.61%) SAN
19 12 (13.48%) Ansible
19 12 (13.48%) Server Management
19 12 (13.48%) Terraform
20 11 (12.36%) Veeam

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 17 (19.10%) IIS
2 9 (10.11%) MS Exchange
2 9 (10.11%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.12%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (3.37%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 70 (78.65%) Azure
2 42 (47.19%) Microsoft 365
3 18 (20.22%) AWS
4 15 (16.85%) IaaS
5 14 (15.73%) Azure Active Directory
6 9 (10.11%) SaaS
7 7 (7.87%) PaaS
8 6 (6.74%) GCP
9 4 (4.49%) Power Platform
10 3 (3.37%) Serverless
11 2 (2.25%) Mimecast
11 2 (2.25%) OneDrive
12 1 (1.12%) Azure Functions
12 1 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (1.12%) GitHub
12 1 (1.12%) Google Workspace
12 1 (1.12%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 21 (23.60%) DNS
2 16 (17.98%) Firewall
3 15 (16.85%) DHCP
3 15 (16.85%) WAN
4 13 (14.61%) SAN
5 9 (10.11%) MPLS
6 7 (7.87%) LAN
6 7 (7.87%) Remote Desktop
7 6 (6.74%) VoIP
8 5 (5.62%) TCP/IP
9 4 (4.49%) IP Telephony
9 4 (4.49%) NAS
10 3 (3.37%) Unified Communications
10 3 (3.37%) VLAN
11 2 (2.25%) VPN
12 1 (1.12%) Cisco ASA
12 1 (1.12%) Network Security
12 1 (1.12%) Skype
12 1 (1.12%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (14.61%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.62%) MySQL
3 4 (4.49%) Power BI
4 1 (1.12%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (1.12%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 2 (2.25%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.12%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.12%) GitLab
General
1 6 (6.74%) Finance
2 3 (3.37%) Public Sector
3 2 (2.25%) Law
4 1 (1.12%) Banking
4 1 (1.12%) Electronics
4 1 (1.12%) Legal
4 1 (1.12%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.12%) Marketing
4 1 (1.12%) Retail
4 1 (1.12%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.74%) OAuth
1 6 (6.74%) SAML
2 4 (4.49%) OpenID
3 2 (2.25%) OAuth2
4 1 (1.12%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.24%) Clustering
2 8 (8.99%) Private Cloud
3 5 (5.62%) Data Centre
3 5 (5.62%) Public Cloud
4 4 (4.49%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (3.37%) Driving Licence
5 3 (3.37%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (3.37%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.12%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.12%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.12%) HP Storage
6 1 (1.12%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (1.12%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.12%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 62 (69.66%) Windows
2 50 (56.18%) Windows Server
3 18 (20.22%) Linux
4 9 (10.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (7.87%) Windows Server 2019
6 5 (5.62%) Windows Server 2016
7 4 (4.49%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.12%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.12%) Unix
8 1 (1.12%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 21 (23.60%) DevOps
3 12 (13.48%) Server Management
4 11 (12.36%) Migration
5 10 (11.24%) Server Building
5 10 (11.24%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (10.11%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (6.74%) Identity Management
8 5 (5.62%) Information Security
8 5 (5.62%) Infrastructure as Code
8 5 (5.62%) Security Operations
9 4 (4.49%) API Development
9 4 (4.49%) High Availability
9 4 (4.49%) Identity Access Management
9 4 (4.49%) ITIL
9 4 (4.49%) Load Balancing
9 4 (4.49%) Open Source
9 4 (4.49%) Problem Management
9 4 (4.49%) Project Delivery
9 4 (4.49%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 28 (31.46%) PowerShell
2 22 (24.72%) SQL
3 8 (8.99%) Bash Shell
3 8 (8.99%) Python
4 7 (7.87%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.12%) Go
5 1 (1.12%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (7.87%) RHCE
2 5 (5.62%) MCSA
2 5 (5.62%) MCSE
2 5 (5.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (5.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (2.25%) CCNA
3 2 (2.25%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.25%) Degree
4 1 (1.12%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.62%) SLA
2 1 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.12%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 47 (52.81%) Active Directory
2 38 (42.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (23.60%) Hyper-V
4 10 (11.24%) vSphere
5 6 (6.74%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
5 6 (6.74%) Shibboleth
5 6 (6.74%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (6.74%) Virtual Servers
6 5 (5.62%) VMware NSX
7 4 (4.49%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (4.49%) XenApp
7 4 (4.49%) XenDesktop
8 3 (3.37%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (3.37%) VMware Server
9 2 (2.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 15 (16.85%) SCCM
2 12 (13.48%) Ansible
2 12 (13.48%) Terraform
3 10 (11.24%) Puppet
4 8 (8.99%) Failover Clustering
5 5 (5.62%) Microsoft Clustering
5 5 (5.62%) Microsoft Intune
5 5 (5.62%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (4.49%) Kubernetes
7 2 (2.25%) FortiGate
7 2 (2.25%) Jamf Pro
7 2 (2.25%) Nessus
7 2 (2.25%) NetBackup
7 2 (2.25%) vRealize
8 1 (1.12%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 54 (60.67%) VMware
2 36 (40.45%) Microsoft
3 18 (20.22%) Cisco
4 11 (12.36%) Veeam
5 10 (11.24%) Citrix
6 7 (7.87%) Nimble Storage
7 6 (6.74%) NetApp
7 6 (6.74%) Red Hat
8 5 (5.62%) EMC
8 5 (5.62%) HP
9 2 (2.25%) Darktrace
9 2 (2.25%) McAfee
9 2 (2.25%) SaltStack
10 1 (1.12%) Apple
10 1 (1.12%) CheckPoint
10 1 (1.12%) Dell
10 1 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (1.12%) Sophos
10 1 (1.12%) Veritas
10 1 (1.12%) Wyse