Period
to 24 February 2018

The median annual salary for an Infrastructure Architect was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 329 317 322
Rank change year-on-year -12 +5 -11
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 26 45 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.20% 0.36% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.38% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 17 29 11
North West median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% -15.38% +8.33%
10th Percentile £50,000 £47,250 £61,250
90th Percentile £83,000 £95,000 £87,500
England median annual salary £65,000 £70,000 £68,000
% change year-on-year -7.14% +2.94% +4.62%

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 12,287 11,988 11,578
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.82% 96.65% 96.30%
Number of salaries quoted 9,929 10,051 9,669
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 24 February 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 24 February 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 +4 15 £58,750 +6.82% 1
Cheshire -33 10 £55,000 -15.06%
Merseyside +6 1 - - 1
Infrastructure Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 11 (42.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (34.62%) IaaS
3 8 (30.77%) VMware
3 8 (30.77%) Windows
4 7 (26.92%) Finance
5 6 (23.08%) Network Design
5 6 (23.08%) Hyper-V
5 6 (23.08%) Capacity Management
5 6 (23.08%) Office 365
5 6 (23.08%) Problem Management
5 6 (23.08%) Enterprise Architecture
5 6 (23.08%) Banking
5 6 (23.08%) Risk Management
6 5 (19.23%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (19.23%) Linux
7 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
7 4 (15.38%) Investment Banking
7 4 (15.38%) Law
7 4 (15.38%) Migration
7 4 (15.38%) Wealth Management
7 4 (15.38%) DevOps
7 4 (15.38%) Virtual Team Management
7 4 (15.38%) Virtual Team
8 3 (11.54%) IT Strategy
8 3 (11.54%) Unified Communications
8 3 (11.54%) Change Control
8 3 (11.54%) SaaS
8 3 (11.54%) Performance Management
8 3 (11.54%) IBM
8 3 (11.54%) BizTalk Server

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 3 (11.54%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (3.85%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.85%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 11 (42.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (34.62%) IaaS
3 6 (23.08%) Office 365
4 5 (19.23%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (11.54%) SaaS
6 2 (7.69%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) Unified Communications
2 2 (7.69%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) MySQL
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
General
1 7 (26.92%) Finance
2 6 (23.08%) Banking
3 4 (15.38%) Investment Banking
3 4 (15.38%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) Middleware
2 1 (3.85%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Virtual Team
2 2 (7.69%) CESG
2 2 (7.69%) Cybercrime
2 2 (7.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 2 (7.69%) Smartphone
3 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (3.85%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 8 (30.77%) Windows
2 5 (19.23%) Linux
3 2 (7.69%) Unix
4 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) Capacity Management
1 6 (23.08%) Enterprise Architecture
1 6 (23.08%) Network Design
1 6 (23.08%) Problem Management
1 6 (23.08%) Risk Management
2 4 (15.38%) DevOps
2 4 (15.38%) Migration
2 4 (15.38%) Virtual Team Management
2 4 (15.38%) Wealth Management
3 3 (11.54%) Change Control
3 3 (11.54%) IT Strategy
3 3 (11.54%) Performance Management
4 2 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (7.69%) Application Virtualisation
4 2 (7.69%) DDoS Mitigation
4 2 (7.69%) Identity Access Management
4 2 (7.69%) Open Source
4 2 (7.69%) Privileged Access Management
4 2 (7.69%) Records Management
5 1 (3.85%) TOGAF
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) CISSP
1 2 (7.69%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) ISO 22301
1 1 (3.85%) ISO 9001
1 1 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (23.08%) Hyper-V
2 2 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 8 (30.77%) VMware
2 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 3 (11.54%) IBM
4 2 (7.69%) Citrix
4 2 (7.69%) Google
5 1 (3.85%) Dell
5 1 (3.85%) Oracle
5 1 (3.85%) Red Hat