Period
to 2 December 2020

The median annual salary for an Infrastructure Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 2 December 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
2 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 95 103 162
Rank change year-on-year +8 +59 +33
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 68 172 139
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 2.36% 2.74% 1.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.45% 2.84% 1.97%
Number of salaries quoted 62 158 137
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% - +15.86%
10th Percentile £35,800 £31,000 £35,150
90th Percentile £59,625 £64,919 £72,312
North West median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +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 2,773 6,049 7,050
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.32% 96.34% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 2,472 4,860 5,892
Median annual salary £50,000 £46,417 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.72% +3.15% +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,750 £27,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £69,986 £72,312
North West median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +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 2 December 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 2 December 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
Bolton +15 5 £42,500 +13.33% 2
Salford +15 2 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Bury +6 1 - - 1
Ashton-under-Lyne - 1 £36,500 -
Infrastructure Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 2 December 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 68 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 51 (75.00%) Azure
3 42 (61.76%) VMware
4 41 (60.29%) Windows
5 34 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 33 (48.53%) Active Directory
7 32 (47.06%) PowerShell
8 31 (45.59%) Microsoft
9 27 (39.71%) Windows Server
10 25 (36.76%) DNS
11 24 (35.29%) Office 365
12 22 (32.35%) Linux
13 20 (29.41%) AWS
14 19 (27.94%) Python
14 19 (27.94%) Terraform
15 18 (26.47%) DHCP
16 16 (23.53%) Ansible
17 14 (20.59%) Puppet
17 14 (20.59%) Hyper-V
18 13 (19.12%) Bash Shell
18 13 (19.12%) Red Hat
19 12 (17.65%) Veeam
20 11 (16.18%) Microsoft Certification
20 11 (16.18%) Firewall
20 11 (16.18%) MCSA
20 11 (16.18%) SQL
20 11 (16.18%) SQL Server
20 11 (16.18%) DevOps
20 11 (16.18%) Private Cloud
21 10 (14.71%) MCSE

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 7 (10.29%) MS Exchange
2 6 (8.82%) IIS
3 4 (5.88%) SharePoint
4 3 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.47%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 51 (75.00%) Azure
2 24 (35.29%) Office 365
3 20 (29.41%) AWS
4 9 (13.24%) Azure Active Directory
4 9 (13.24%) GCP
5 5 (7.35%) IaaS
6 4 (5.88%) OneDrive
6 4 (5.88%) PaaS
6 4 (5.88%) SaaS
7 3 (4.41%) Serverless
8 1 (1.47%) Azure Functions
8 1 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (1.47%) Mimecast
8 1 (1.47%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 25 (36.76%) DNS
2 18 (26.47%) DHCP
3 11 (16.18%) Firewall
4 10 (14.71%) WAN
5 7 (10.29%) MPLS
5 7 (10.29%) SAN
6 6 (8.82%) TCP/IP
7 5 (7.35%) IP Telephony
7 5 (7.35%) VoIP
8 4 (5.88%) VLAN
9 3 (4.41%) LAN
9 3 (4.41%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (2.94%) NAS
10 2 (2.94%) VPN
11 1 (1.47%) Network Security
11 1 (1.47%) Skype
11 1 (1.47%) Unified Communications
11 1 (1.47%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.18%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.94%) MySQL
3 1 (1.47%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (1.47%) Cosmos DB
3 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (7.35%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.94%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (7.35%) Public Sector
2 2 (2.94%) Finance
2 2 (2.94%) Housing Association
2 2 (2.94%) Local Government
2 2 (2.94%) Marketing
3 1 (1.47%) Advertising
3 1 (1.47%) Electronics
3 1 (1.47%) Law
3 1 (1.47%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.47%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.94%) COM
2 1 (1.47%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (1.47%) JSON
2 1 (1.47%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.18%) Private Cloud
2 6 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.82%) Data Centre
3 4 (5.88%) Clustering
3 4 (5.88%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.47%) Derivative
4 1 (1.47%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.47%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.47%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 41 (60.29%) Windows
2 27 (39.71%) Windows Server
3 22 (32.35%) Linux
4 8 (11.76%) Windows Server 2016
5 5 (7.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (4.41%) Unix
8 2 (2.94%) AIX
8 2 (2.94%) Solaris
8 2 (2.94%) Windows 10
8 2 (2.94%) Windows Server 2019
9 1 (1.47%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 11 (16.18%) DevOps
3 6 (8.82%) ITIL
3 6 (8.82%) Migration
3 6 (8.82%) Project Delivery
4 5 (7.35%) Desktop Virtualisation
4 5 (7.35%) Infrastructure as Code
4 5 (7.35%) Open Source
5 4 (5.88%) Server Building
6 3 (4.41%) Configuration Management
6 3 (4.41%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (4.41%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (4.41%) Identity Management
7 2 (2.94%) Identity Access Management
7 2 (2.94%) Infrastructure Automation
7 2 (2.94%) Knowledge Management
7 2 (2.94%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (1.47%) Requirements Gathering
8 1 (1.47%) Security Operations
8 1 (1.47%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (47.06%) PowerShell
2 19 (27.94%) Python
3 13 (19.12%) Bash Shell
4 11 (16.18%) SQL
5 3 (4.41%) Go
6 2 (2.94%) Ruby
7 1 (1.47%) C#
7 1 (1.47%) Groovy
7 1 (1.47%) Java
7 1 (1.47%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (16.18%) MCSA
1 11 (16.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (14.71%) MCSE
2 10 (14.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 9 (13.24%) RHCE
4 1 (1.47%) CCNA
4 1 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.47%) CISSP
4 1 (1.47%) HP AIS
4 1 (1.47%) HP ASE
4 1 (1.47%) HP MASE
4 1 (1.47%) JNCIS
4 1 (1.47%) MCITP
4 1 (1.47%) MCP
4 1 (1.47%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.41%) GDPR
2 1 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.47%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.47%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (48.53%) Active Directory
3 14 (20.59%) Hyper-V
4 6 (8.82%) Docker
4 6 (8.82%) VMware Server
5 5 (7.35%) vSphere
6 4 (5.88%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (2.94%) XenApp
7 2 (2.94%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.47%) Firmware
8 1 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (27.94%) Terraform
2 16 (23.53%) Ansible
3 14 (20.59%) Puppet
4 9 (13.24%) SCCM
5 5 (7.35%) Kubernetes
5 5 (7.35%) Microsoft Intune
5 5 (7.35%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (2.94%) Nagios
6 2 (2.94%) WSUS
7 1 (1.47%) Grafana
7 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (1.47%) Prometheus
7 1 (1.47%) SCOM
Vendors
1 42 (61.76%) VMware
2 31 (45.59%) Microsoft
3 13 (19.12%) Red Hat
4 12 (17.65%) Veeam
5 10 (14.71%) Citrix
6 7 (10.29%) Cisco
7 5 (7.35%) NetApp
8 4 (5.88%) Nimble Storage
9 3 (4.41%) Avaya
9 3 (4.41%) Dell
9 3 (4.41%) EMC
9 3 (4.41%) HP
10 2 (2.94%) IBM
10 2 (2.94%) Oracle
10 2 (2.94%) SaltStack
11 1 (1.47%) Brocade
11 1 (1.47%) Juniper
11 1 (1.47%) SAP
11 1 (1.47%) Splunk