Period
to 12 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for Infrastructure Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Infrastructure Engineering over the 6 months to 12 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Infrastructure Engineering
North West > Manchester
6 months to
12 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 90 62 123
Rank change year-on-year -28 +61 +53
Permanent jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering 117 202 153
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 3.17% 4.13% 2.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.38% 4.40% 2.65%
Number of salaries quoted 107 180 135
10th Percentile £36,250 £30,000 £30,450
25th Percentile £41,250 £31,250 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £46,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +15.00% -5.88% +11.84%
75th Percentile £56,250 £52,500 £53,250
90th Percentile £61,750 £60,125 £60,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +13.33%

Infrastructure Engineering is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Manchester
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,464 4,596 5,781
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 93.80% 93.95% 92.75%
Number of salaries quoted 2,945 3,704 4,667
10th Percentile £31,500 £30,000 £28,705
25th Percentile £38,750 £37,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £63,750 £61,250 £60,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,612 £72,500
North West median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

Infrastructure Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing Infrastructure Engineering as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Engineering in Manchester

Infrastructure Engineering
Salary Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering in Manchester.

Salary trend for Infrastructure Engineering in Manchester

Infrastructure Engineering
Salary Histogram in Manchester

Salary distribution for jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering in Manchester over the 6 months to 12 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Infrastructure Engineering in Manchester

Infrastructure Engineering
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 Engineering within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 12 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
Altrincham -13 6 £42,500 +30.77%
Salford +5 3 £42,000 -16.00% 1
Wigan -6 3 £50,000 +42.86%
Stockport +17 1 £23,000 +6.98%
Bury - 1 - -
Infrastructure Engineering
North West

For the 6 months to 12 April 2021, IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Infrastructure Engineering.

1 80 (68.38%) Azure
2 76 (64.96%) Windows
3 67 (57.26%) VMware
4 60 (51.28%) Windows Server
5 55 (47.01%) Active Directory
6 49 (41.88%) Microsoft
7 45 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
8 44 (37.61%) Microsoft 365
9 41 (35.04%) PowerShell
10 36 (30.77%) DevOps
11 28 (23.93%) AWS
11 28 (23.93%) Linux
12 27 (23.08%) Hyper-V
13 23 (19.66%) Cisco
13 23 (19.66%) Firewall
14 21 (17.95%) SQL
15 20 (17.09%) DNS
15 20 (17.09%) SCCM
15 20 (17.09%) Ansible
16 19 (16.24%) vSphere
16 19 (16.24%) Migration
17 18 (15.38%) Terraform
17 18 (15.38%) SQL Server
17 18 (15.38%) SAN
18 17 (14.53%) IIS
18 17 (14.53%) WAN
18 17 (14.53%) Puppet
18 17 (14.53%) Data Centre
19 16 (13.68%) IaaS
20 15 (12.82%) Azure Active Directory

Infrastructure Engineering
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 (14.53%) IIS
2 15 (12.82%) MS Exchange
2 15 (12.82%) SharePoint
3 6 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (4.27%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.85%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (3.42%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 80 (68.38%) Azure
2 44 (37.61%) Microsoft 365
3 28 (23.93%) AWS
4 16 (13.68%) IaaS
5 15 (12.82%) Azure Active Directory
6 10 (8.55%) SaaS
7 9 (7.69%) GCP
8 7 (5.98%) PaaS
9 4 (3.42%) Power Platform
10 3 (2.56%) Serverless
11 2 (1.71%) Mimecast
11 2 (1.71%) OneDrive
11 2 (1.71%) Slack
12 1 (0.85%) Azure Functions
12 1 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.85%) GitHub
12 1 (0.85%) Google Workspace
Communications & Networking
1 23 (19.66%) Firewall
2 20 (17.09%) DNS
3 18 (15.38%) SAN
4 17 (14.53%) WAN
5 15 (12.82%) DHCP
6 12 (10.26%) Remote Desktop
6 12 (10.26%) VoIP
7 9 (7.69%) LAN
7 9 (7.69%) MPLS
7 9 (7.69%) NAS
8 6 (5.13%) Skype
8 6 (5.13%) TCP/IP
8 6 (5.13%) Wireless
9 4 (3.42%) IP Telephony
10 3 (2.56%) Unified Communications
10 3 (2.56%) VLAN
10 3 (2.56%) VPN
11 1 (0.85%) Cisco ASA
11 1 (0.85%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.84%) MySQL
3 4 (3.42%) Power BI
4 1 (0.85%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.85%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 3 (2.56%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.71%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.85%) GitLab
3 1 (0.85%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.85%) Selenium
3 1 (0.85%) TeamCity
General
1 11 (9.40%) Finance
2 6 (5.13%) Law
3 5 (4.27%) Public Sector
4 2 (1.71%) Banking
4 2 (1.71%) Retail
5 1 (0.85%) Electronics
5 1 (0.85%) Legal
5 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.85%) Marketing
5 1 (0.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 87 (74.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 20 (17.09%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 19 (16.24%) Azure Engineer
4 16 (13.68%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
5 11 (9.40%) IT Engineer
5 11 (9.40%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (8.55%) Linux Engineer
7 8 (6.84%) DevOps Engineer
7 8 (6.84%) Windows Engineer
8 7 (5.98%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 7 (5.98%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (5.98%) VMware Engineer
8 7 (5.98%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (5.98%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (5.13%) Infrastructure Manager
9 6 (5.13%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 6 (5.13%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 6 (5.13%) Senior Linux Engineer
10 5 (4.27%) Cisco Engineer
10 5 (4.27%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.13%) OAuth
1 6 (5.13%) SAML
2 4 (3.42%) OpenID
3 3 (2.56%) Web Services
4 2 (1.71%) OAuth2
4 2 (1.71%) SailPoint
5 1 (0.85%) Middleware
5 1 (0.85%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.53%) Data Centre
2 9 (7.69%) Clustering
2 9 (7.69%) Private Cloud
3 7 (5.98%) Public Cloud
4 5 (4.27%) iPad
4 5 (4.27%) iPhone
4 5 (4.27%) Linux Command Line
5 4 (3.42%) Enterprise Storage
6 3 (2.56%) Driving Licence
6 3 (2.56%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.71%) RSA SecurID
8 1 (0.85%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.85%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.85%) HP Storage
8 1 (0.85%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.85%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.85%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 76 (64.96%) Windows
2 60 (51.28%) Windows Server
3 28 (23.93%) Linux
4 13 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (10.26%) Windows Server 2019
6 9 (7.69%) Windows Server 2016
7 7 (5.98%) CentOS
8 6 (5.13%) Android
9 5 (4.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (3.42%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (1.71%) Unix
12 1 (0.85%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.85%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.85%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (30.77%) DevOps
2 19 (16.24%) Migration
3 13 (11.11%) Server Management
4 12 (10.26%) Server Building
5 10 (8.55%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (7.69%) Project Delivery
7 8 (6.84%) ITIL
8 7 (5.98%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (5.98%) Change Management
8 7 (5.98%) Configuration Management
9 6 (5.13%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (5.13%) Identity Access Management
9 6 (5.13%) Identity Management
9 6 (5.13%) Information Security
10 5 (4.27%) Asset Management
10 5 (4.27%) Infrastructure as Code
10 5 (4.27%) Proactive Maintenance
10 5 (4.27%) Proactive Monitoring
10 5 (4.27%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 41 (35.04%) PowerShell
2 21 (17.95%) SQL
3 14 (11.97%) Python
4 13 (11.11%) Bash Shell
5 7 (5.98%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.71%) Go
6 2 (1.71%) Java
7 1 (0.85%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.85%) Ruby
7 1 (0.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (9.40%) RHCE
2 8 (6.84%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (5.13%) Degree
3 6 (5.13%) MCSE
3 6 (5.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 5 (4.27%) MCSA
5 2 (1.71%) CCNA
5 2 (1.71%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.85%) CCA
6 1 (0.85%) CISSP
6 1 (0.85%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.85%) MCITP
6 1 (0.85%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.85%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.85%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.13%) SLA
2 2 (1.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.85%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 55 (47.01%) Active Directory
2 45 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (23.08%) Hyper-V
4 19 (16.24%) vSphere
5 8 (6.84%) Docker
6 7 (5.98%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (5.98%) Virtual Servers
7 6 (5.13%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
7 6 (5.13%) Shibboleth
7 6 (5.13%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (5.13%) VMware NSX
8 4 (3.42%) XenApp
8 4 (3.42%) XenDesktop
9 3 (2.56%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (2.56%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 20 (17.09%) Ansible
1 20 (17.09%) SCCM
2 18 (15.38%) Terraform
3 17 (14.53%) Puppet
4 12 (10.26%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (8.55%) Kubernetes
6 9 (7.69%) Failover Clustering
7 7 (5.98%) FortiGate
8 5 (4.27%) Microsoft Clustering
8 5 (4.27%) Microsoft Intune
8 5 (4.27%) ServiceCenter
9 3 (2.56%) NetBackup
10 2 (1.71%) Jamf Pro
10 2 (1.71%) Nessus
10 2 (1.71%) vRealize
11 1 (0.85%) AirWatch
11 1 (0.85%) Grafana
11 1 (0.85%) Prometheus
11 1 (0.85%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 67 (57.26%) VMware
2 49 (41.88%) Microsoft
3 23 (19.66%) Cisco
4 12 (10.26%) NetApp
4 12 (10.26%) Veeam
5 10 (8.55%) Citrix
5 10 (8.55%) HP
6 7 (5.98%) Nimble Storage
6 7 (5.98%) Red Hat
6 7 (5.98%) Sophos
7 6 (5.13%) Dell
7 6 (5.13%) EMC
7 6 (5.13%) Splunk
8 5 (4.27%) Polycom
8 5 (4.27%) Proofpoint
9 3 (2.56%) SolarWinds
10 2 (1.71%) CyberArk
10 2 (1.71%) McAfee
10 2 (1.71%) SaltStack
10 2 (1.71%) Veritas