Period
to 19 September 2018

The median annual salary for an Infrastructure Architect was £66,250 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 19 September 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Infrastructure Architect
England > North West
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 349 334 331
Rank change year-on-year -15 -3 -3
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 15 40 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.13% 0.30% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.31% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 14 32 11
North West median annual salary £66,250 £52,500 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +26.19% -30.00% +22.45%
10th Percentile £41,250 £47,500 £52,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £86,750 £80,000
England median annual salary £70,000 £69,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year +1.45% -1.43% +3.70%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Permanent vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 11,531 12,778 11,489
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.80% 96.65% 97.26%
Number of salaries quoted 9,337 10,309 9,722
North West median annual salary £44,000 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.32% +2.50% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £24,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%

Infrastructure Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings that featured Infrastructure Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Architect in the North West

Infrastructure Architect
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Infrastructure Architect in the North West.

Salary trend for Infrastructure Architect in the North West

Infrastructure Architect
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Architect in the North West over the 6 months to 19 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Infrastructure Architect in the North West

Infrastructure Architect
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Architect within the North West region over the 6 months to 19 September 2018. 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
Manchester -7 7 £47,500 -9.52% 3
Merseyside - 7 £77,500 -
Cheshire +1 1 £77,500 +6.90%
Infrastructure Architect
England

Infrastructure Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 2018, Infrastructure Architect 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 North West region featuring Infrastructure Architect in the job title.

1 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (46.67%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (40.00%) Privileged Access Management
4 5 (33.33%) VMware
4 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 4 (26.67%) VPN
5 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (20.00%) VLAN
6 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (20.00%) Cisco
6 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
6 3 (20.00%) SQL
6 3 (20.00%) Linux
6 3 (20.00%) Migration
6 3 (20.00%) Data Centre
6 3 (20.00%) Office 365
6 3 (20.00%) IaaS
7 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (13.33%) People Management
7 2 (13.33%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (13.33%) Skype
7 2 (13.33%) Backup Exec
7 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
7 2 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (13.33%) Firewall
7 2 (13.33%) T-SQL
7 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
7 2 (13.33%) LAN
7 2 (13.33%) WAN

Infrastructure Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.67%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 7 (46.67%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (20.00%) IaaS
3 3 (20.00%) Office 365
4 2 (13.33%) SaaS
5 1 (6.67%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (6.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) VPN
2 3 (20.00%) VLAN
3 2 (13.33%) Firewall
3 2 (13.33%) LAN
3 2 (13.33%) Skype
3 2 (13.33%) WAN
4 1 (6.67%) MPLS
4 1 (6.67%) Unified Communications
4 1 (6.67%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (6.67%) MongoDB
3 1 (6.67%) MySQL
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
1 1 (6.67%) Games
1 1 (6.67%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (13.33%) Replication
3 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.67%) PKI
3 1 (6.67%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Linux
2 2 (13.33%) Windows
3 1 (6.67%) CentOS
3 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (6.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Privileged Access Management
2 3 (20.00%) Migration
2 3 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (13.33%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (13.33%) Network Design
3 2 (13.33%) People Management
3 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
3 2 (13.33%) TOGAF
4 1 (6.67%) Application Virtualisation
4 1 (6.67%) Capacity Management
4 1 (6.67%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (6.67%) Identity Access Management
4 1 (6.67%) Logistics
4 1 (6.67%) Network Virtualisation
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (6.67%) Records Management
4 1 (6.67%) Security Architecture
4 1 (6.67%) Security Testing
4 1 (6.67%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (6.67%) Bash Shell
3 1 (6.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) CCNA
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (6.67%) MCSE
1 1 (6.67%) MCTS
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V
4 1 (6.67%) VMware NSX
4 1 (6.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Backup Exec
1 2 (13.33%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (6.67%) Ansible
2 1 (6.67%) CFEngine
2 1 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (6.67%) Puppet
2 1 (6.67%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (33.33%) VMware
3 3 (20.00%) Cisco
4 2 (13.33%) Mitel
4 2 (13.33%) Veeam
5 1 (6.67%) Citrix
5 1 (6.67%) Google
5 1 (6.67%) IBM
5 1 (6.67%) Red Hat