Period
to 28 July 2021

The median annual salary for an Infrastructure Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 28 July 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
28 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 121 91 122
Rank change year-on-year -30 +31 +58
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 104 98 170
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 2.20% 2.96% 2.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.37% 3.09% 2.73%
Number of salaries quoted 100 95 148
10th Percentile £34,250 £33,100 £30,600
25th Percentile £41,500 £37,460 £35,188
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +18.42%
75th Percentile £55,500 £56,250 £56,469
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £62,856
North West median annual salary £46,500 £48,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year -3.13% +10.34% +10.83%

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 4,383 3,174 6,235
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.78% 95.86% 96.13%
Number of salaries quoted 3,478 2,675 4,905
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £26,250
25th Percentile £38,750 £39,000 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
75th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
90th Percentile £80,075 £70,000 £70,000
North West median annual salary £47,500 £48,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -2.06% +7.78% +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 28 July 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 28 July 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 - 6 £35,500 - 2
Bury - 3 £32,500 - 1
Wigan - 3 £50,000 - 2
Infrastructure Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 104 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 69 (66.35%) Azure
3 62 (59.62%) Windows
4 57 (54.81%) Microsoft
5 53 (50.96%) VMware
6 52 (50.00%) Windows Server
7 50 (48.08%) Active Directory
8 47 (45.19%) Microsoft 365
9 43 (41.35%) PowerShell
10 39 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
11 28 (26.92%) Linux
12 27 (25.96%) Hyper-V
13 26 (25.00%) SCCM
14 25 (24.04%) Firewall
15 23 (22.12%) Failover Clustering
15 23 (22.12%) DevOps
16 22 (21.15%) Virtual Machines
17 21 (20.19%) Data Centre
17 21 (20.19%) Cisco
18 20 (19.23%) DNS
18 20 (19.23%) Azure Active Directory
19 19 (18.27%) Private Cloud
19 19 (18.27%) DHCP
20 18 (17.31%) Migration
21 17 (16.35%) Load Balancing
21 17 (16.35%) NetApp
21 17 (16.35%) AWS
22 16 (15.38%) SaaS
22 16 (15.38%) Enterprise Storage
22 16 (15.38%) VMware ESXi

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 13 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 7 (6.73%) SharePoint
3 6 (5.77%) IIS
4 2 (1.92%) OpenStack
4 2 (1.92%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.96%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.96%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 69 (66.35%) Azure
2 47 (45.19%) Microsoft 365
3 20 (19.23%) Azure Active Directory
4 17 (16.35%) AWS
5 16 (15.38%) IaaS
5 16 (15.38%) SaaS
6 14 (13.46%) PaaS
7 6 (5.77%) GCP
7 6 (5.77%) Power Platform
8 4 (3.85%) Akamai
9 3 (2.88%) Google Workspace
10 2 (1.92%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (1.92%) GitHub
10 2 (1.92%) Serverless
11 1 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.96%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.96%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.96%) Azure Functions
11 1 (0.96%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 25 (24.04%) Firewall
2 20 (19.23%) DNS
3 19 (18.27%) DHCP
4 12 (11.54%) SAN
5 11 (10.58%) WAN
6 9 (8.65%) LAN
7 8 (7.69%) MPLS
8 6 (5.77%) Wireless
9 4 (3.85%) NAS
9 4 (3.85%) Remote Desktop
9 4 (3.85%) TCP/IP
9 4 (3.85%) VoIP
10 2 (1.92%) 5G
10 2 (1.92%) IP Telephony
10 2 (1.92%) SD-WAN
10 2 (1.92%) Unified Communications
10 2 (1.92%) VPN
10 2 (1.92%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (0.96%) Cisco ASA
11 1 (0.96%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.85%) MySQL
1 4 (3.85%) Power BI
1 4 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (0.96%) GitLab
General
1 7 (6.73%) Social Skills
2 3 (2.88%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.88%) Finance
2 3 (2.88%) Retail
2 3 (2.88%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.92%) Law
4 1 (0.96%) Banking
4 1 (0.96%) Legal
4 1 (0.96%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.77%) OAuth
1 6 (5.77%) SAML
2 4 (3.85%) Node.js
2 4 (3.85%) OpenID
2 4 (3.85%) Web Services
3 2 (1.92%) OAuth2
4 1 (0.96%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (20.19%) Data Centre
2 19 (18.27%) Private Cloud
3 16 (15.38%) Enterprise Storage
4 15 (14.42%) Linux Command Line
4 15 (14.42%) Public Cloud
5 8 (7.69%) Clustering
6 4 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (2.88%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.92%) Cloud Native
8 2 (1.92%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.92%) HP Storage
8 2 (1.92%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.96%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.96%) Online Gambling
9 1 (0.96%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 62 (59.62%) Windows
2 52 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 28 (26.92%) Linux
4 8 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (4.81%) Windows Server 2019
6 2 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.92%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.96%) AIX
7 1 (0.96%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.96%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.96%) Solaris
7 1 (0.96%) Unix
7 1 (0.96%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.96%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (0.96%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 23 (22.12%) DevOps
3 18 (17.31%) Migration
4 17 (16.35%) Load Balancing
5 15 (14.42%) Infrastructure Transformation
5 15 (14.42%) Network Virtualisation
5 15 (14.42%) Storage Management
6 13 (12.50%) Infrastructure as Code
7 12 (11.54%) ITIL
8 9 (8.65%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (8.65%) Server Management
9 8 (7.69%) High Availability
9 8 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
10 7 (6.73%) Mobile Device Management
11 6 (5.77%) Identity Management
11 6 (5.77%) Infrastructure Management
11 6 (5.77%) Server Virtualisation
12 5 (4.81%) ITIL V3
12 5 (4.81%) Problem Management
12 5 (4.81%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 43 (41.35%) PowerShell
2 14 (13.46%) SQL
3 7 (6.73%) Python
4 5 (4.81%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.96%) C#
5 1 (0.96%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.96%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.96%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (4.81%) RHCE
2 4 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (3.85%) SC Cleared
2 4 (3.85%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.88%) CCNA
3 3 (2.88%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (2.88%) MCSA
3 3 (2.88%) MCSE
3 3 (2.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (1.92%) Degree
5 1 (0.96%) CEH
5 1 (0.96%) CISSP
5 1 (0.96%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.81%) SLA
2 1 (0.96%) QA
System Software
1 50 (48.08%) Active Directory
2 39 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (25.96%) Hyper-V
4 22 (21.15%) Virtual Machines
5 16 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
5 16 (15.38%) VMware NSX
6 6 (5.77%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
6 6 (5.77%) Shibboleth
7 4 (3.85%) Virtual Desktop
7 4 (3.85%) vSphere
8 3 (2.88%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (1.92%) XenApp
9 2 (1.92%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.96%) Docker
Systems Management
1 26 (25.00%) SCCM
2 23 (22.12%) Failover Clustering
3 12 (11.54%) Ansible
4 11 (10.58%) Puppet
5 10 (9.62%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 8 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (6.73%) Jamf Pro
7 7 (6.73%) Microsoft Intune
8 6 (5.77%) Terraform
9 3 (2.88%) AirWatch
9 3 (2.88%) Kubernetes
10 2 (1.92%) FortiGate
10 2 (1.92%) Nessus
11 1 (0.96%) Grafana
11 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Clustering
11 1 (0.96%) NetBackup
11 1 (0.96%) Pingdom
11 1 (0.96%) vRealize
11 1 (0.96%) WSUS
11 1 (0.96%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 57 (54.81%) Microsoft
2 53 (50.96%) VMware
3 21 (20.19%) Cisco
4 17 (16.35%) NetApp
5 16 (15.38%) EMC
6 7 (6.73%) Citrix
7 6 (5.77%) HP
7 6 (5.77%) Red Hat
8 5 (4.81%) Meraki
9 3 (2.88%) Apple
9 3 (2.88%) Google
9 3 (2.88%) Veeam
10 2 (1.92%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.92%) Darktrace
10 2 (1.92%) McAfee
10 2 (1.92%) Nimble Storage
10 2 (1.92%) WatchGuard
11 1 (0.96%) Atlassian
11 1 (0.96%) New Relic
11 1 (0.96%) Sophos