Period
to 20 January 2019

The median annual salary for an Infrastructure Engineer was £42,000 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

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
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 162 200 173
Rank change year-on-year +38 -27 +16
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 127 89 120
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.90% 1.20% 1.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.96% 1.23% 1.66%
Number of salaries quoted 120 85 108
Manchester median annual salary £42,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.00% - -
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,000 £27,275
90th Percentile £72,312 £49,250 £46,800
North West median annual salary £42,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +12.00% - -

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 6,464 7,207 7,237
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.51% 97.17% 97.19%
Number of salaries quoted 5,431 5,968 6,242
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £66,250 £62,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

Infrastructure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Engineer in Manchester

Infrastructure Engineer
Salary Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer in Manchester.

Salary trend for Infrastructure Engineer in Manchester

Infrastructure Engineer
Salary Histogram in Manchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer in Manchester over the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

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 20 January 2019. 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
Bury +1 4 £37,500 +15.38% 1
Wigan +1 4 £36,000 - 1
Bolton - 4 £37,500 -
Cheadle - 3 £39,000 -
Rochdale +19 2 - - 1
Sale -1 2 £37,250 +14.62%
Salford -5 2 £35,000 -7.89% 6
Altrincham - 2 £40,000 - 1
Stockport +9 1 £47,500 +17.28%
Oldham - 1 £35,500 -
Infrastructure Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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.

1 121 (95.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 91 (71.65%) VMware
3 81 (63.78%) Windows
4 63 (49.61%) Windows Server
5 57 (44.88%) Active Directory
6 50 (39.37%) Microsoft
7 45 (35.43%) Cisco
8 43 (33.86%) VMware Infrastructure
9 39 (30.71%) Mentoring
10 38 (29.92%) Linux
10 38 (29.92%) Agile Software Development
11 35 (27.56%) Coaching
12 34 (26.77%) Microsoft Azure
13 33 (25.98%) DNS
13 33 (25.98%) NetApp
14 32 (25.20%) Firewall
14 32 (25.20%) Windows Server 2012
15 31 (24.41%) DHCP
16 29 (22.83%) PowerShell
17 27 (21.26%) MS Exchange
18 25 (19.69%) ITIL
18 25 (19.69%) HP
18 25 (19.69%) Windows Server 2008
19 24 (18.90%) Office 365
19 24 (18.90%) SQL
19 24 (18.90%) Data Centre
20 22 (17.32%) Problem-Solving
21 21 (16.54%) Service Management
21 21 (16.54%) SAN
22 20 (15.75%) Amazon AWS

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 27 (21.26%) MS Exchange
2 13 (10.24%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (9.45%) IIS
4 9 (7.09%) SharePoint
5 7 (5.51%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (3.94%) Skype for Business
7 2 (1.57%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.57%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.79%) nginx
Applications
1 7 (5.51%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 34 (26.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (18.90%) Office 365
3 20 (15.75%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (3.94%) GitHub
5 2 (1.57%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.57%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.79%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.79%) Amazon Kinesis
6 1 (0.79%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.79%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.79%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.79%) CloudFront
6 1 (0.79%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.79%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 33 (25.98%) DNS
2 32 (25.20%) Firewall
3 31 (24.41%) DHCP
4 21 (16.54%) SAN
5 10 (7.87%) LAN
6 8 (6.30%) WAN
7 6 (4.72%) Network Security
7 6 (4.72%) Unified Communications
8 5 (3.94%) Skype
8 5 (3.94%) TCP/IP
9 4 (3.15%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (3.15%) VPN
10 3 (2.36%) IPsec
10 3 (2.36%) NAS
10 3 (2.36%) SSL
10 3 (2.36%) Wireless
11 2 (1.57%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (1.57%) Cisco Wireless
11 2 (1.57%) IP Telephony
11 2 (1.57%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.45%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.72%) MySQL
3 5 (3.94%) MongoDB
4 4 (3.15%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (3.15%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (2.36%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.79%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.79%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.79%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (0.79%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 7 (5.51%) Jenkins
2 5 (3.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.57%) Chocolatey
3 2 (1.57%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.79%) GitLab
General
1 8 (6.30%) Finance
2 5 (3.94%) Legal
2 5 (3.94%) Retail
2 5 (3.94%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.79%) Law
3 1 (0.79%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.36%) Web Services
2 2 (1.57%) Flash
2 2 (1.57%) Kafka
2 2 (1.57%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (0.79%) HTML
3 1 (0.79%) HTML5
3 1 (0.79%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (0.79%) Middleware
3 1 (0.79%) PHP-FPM
Miscellaneous
1 24 (18.90%) Data Centre
2 20 (15.75%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (7.09%) Replication
4 7 (5.51%) FlexPod
5 6 (4.72%) Clustering
6 3 (2.36%) Driving Licence
6 3 (2.36%) PKI
6 3 (2.36%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.57%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (1.57%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.57%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.79%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.79%) CMDB
8 1 (0.79%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 81 (63.78%) Windows
2 63 (49.61%) Windows Server
3 38 (29.92%) Linux
4 32 (25.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (19.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (14.17%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (12.60%) Windows 10
8 14 (11.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (5.51%) Data ONTAP
9 7 (5.51%) Windows 7
9 7 (5.51%) Windows 8
10 3 (2.36%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.79%) Debian
11 1 (0.79%) Solaris
11 1 (0.79%) SUSE
11 1 (0.79%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (95.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 39 (30.71%) Mentoring
3 38 (29.92%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (27.56%) Coaching
5 25 (19.69%) ITIL
6 22 (17.32%) Problem-Solving
7 21 (16.54%) Service Management
8 19 (14.96%) Analytics
9 14 (11.02%) Server Management
10 13 (10.24%) Change Management
10 13 (10.24%) DevOps
10 13 (10.24%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 9 (7.09%) Patch Management
12 7 (5.51%) Root Cause Analysis
13 6 (4.72%) Migration
13 6 (4.72%) Problem Management
13 6 (4.72%) Service Delivery
14 5 (3.94%) Continuous Integration
14 5 (3.94%) Disaster Recovery
14 5 (3.94%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 29 (22.83%) PowerShell
2 24 (18.90%) SQL
3 10 (7.87%) Bash Shell
4 5 (3.94%) Python
5 2 (1.57%) C
6 1 (0.79%) C#
6 1 (0.79%) Perl
6 1 (0.79%) PHP
6 1 (0.79%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (14.17%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (13.39%) CCNA
3 16 (12.60%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (8.66%) CCIE
4 11 (8.66%) CCNP
4 11 (8.66%) MCSE
5 8 (6.30%) MCSA
6 5 (3.94%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (3.94%) NCDA
6 5 (3.94%) VCAP
6 5 (3.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (3.15%) SC Cleared
7 4 (3.15%) Security Cleared
8 3 (2.36%) MCITP
8 3 (2.36%) MCP
8 3 (2.36%) MCTS
9 2 (1.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.79%) CCDP
10 1 (0.79%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.30%) PCI DSS
2 6 (4.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (4.72%) SLA
3 4 (3.15%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.79%) FISMA
4 1 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 57 (44.88%) Active Directory
2 43 (33.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (14.17%) Hyper-V
4 15 (11.81%) vSphere
5 8 (6.30%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (5.51%) XenDesktop
7 5 (3.94%) Docker
7 5 (3.94%) XenApp
8 4 (3.15%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (2.36%) VMware NSX
10 2 (1.57%) Terminal Services
10 2 (1.57%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (1.57%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (1.57%) VirtualBox
10 2 (1.57%) XenServer
11 1 (0.79%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 1 (0.79%) vCloud
11 1 (0.79%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 17 (13.39%) SCCM
2 9 (7.09%) Nagios
2 9 (7.09%) SCOM
3 7 (5.51%) Puppet
4 6 (4.72%) Ansible
4 6 (4.72%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (3.94%) Kubernetes
5 5 (3.94%) WSUS
6 4 (3.15%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (2.36%) SCOrch
7 3 (2.36%) Trend Micro Deep Security
8 2 (1.57%) AirWatch
8 2 (1.57%) Docker Swarm
8 2 (1.57%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (1.57%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.79%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.79%) HP SIM
9 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 1 (0.79%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.79%) vMotion
Vendors
1 91 (71.65%) VMware
2 50 (39.37%) Microsoft
3 45 (35.43%) Cisco
4 33 (25.98%) NetApp
5 25 (19.69%) HP
6 16 (12.60%) Veeam
7 14 (11.02%) Red Hat
8 13 (10.24%) Citrix
9 11 (8.66%) Fortinet
10 7 (5.51%) Dell
11 6 (4.72%) SolarWinds
12 5 (3.94%) Atlassian
12 5 (3.94%) Avaya
12 5 (3.94%) IBM
12 5 (3.94%) Ivanti
13 4 (3.15%) CheckPoint
13 4 (3.15%) Forcepoint
13 4 (3.15%) McAfee
13 4 (3.15%) Meraki
13 4 (3.15%) Nimble Storage