Period
to 29 January 2020

The median annual salary for an Infrastructure Engineer was £42,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 29 January 2020.

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

Infrastructure Engineer
England > North West
6 months to
29 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 89 184 193
Rank change year-on-year +95 +9 0
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 280 177 178
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.22% 1.68% 1.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.34% 1.74% 1.45%
Number of salaries quoted 250 153 140
North West median annual salary £42,000 £42,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.00% -
10th Percentile £31,000 £31,250 £27,950
90th Percentile £61,250 £71,161 £52,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £46,903 £43,000
% change year-on-year -4.06% +9.08% +1.18%

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 8,383 10,196 12,292
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.43% 96.51% 96.88%
Number of salaries quoted 6,619 8,295 9,840
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £70,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.94% +2.00% +5.26%

Infrastructure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Engineer in the North West

Infrastructure Engineer
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Infrastructure Engineer in the North West

Infrastructure Engineer
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer in the North West over the 6 months to 29 January 2020.

Salary histogram for Infrastructure Engineer in the North West

Infrastructure Engineer
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 Engineer within the North West region over the 6 months to 29 January 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
Manchester +66 163 £40,000 -4.76% 43
Cheshire +56 52 £43,750 -2.78% 13
Merseyside +24 37 £50,000 +53.85% 2
Lancashire +3 28 £42,915 -4.00% 7
Infrastructure Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 North West region featuring Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

1 273 (97.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 198 (70.71%) Windows
3 140 (50.00%) VMware
4 135 (48.21%) Azure
5 131 (46.79%) Active Directory
6 125 (44.64%) Windows Server
7 112 (40.00%) Microsoft
8 93 (33.21%) Office 365
9 85 (30.36%) VMware Infrastructure
10 78 (27.86%) Firewall
11 74 (26.43%) AWS
12 73 (26.07%) Cisco
13 61 (21.79%) Linux
13 61 (21.79%) Data Centre
14 60 (21.43%) SCCM
15 59 (21.07%) ITIL
16 58 (20.71%) Agile Software Development
16 58 (20.71%) Mentoring
17 51 (18.21%) DNS
18 48 (17.14%) PowerShell
19 46 (16.43%) Citrix
20 45 (16.07%) Coaching
21 44 (15.71%) Hyper-V
22 40 (14.29%) SAN
23 39 (13.93%) NetApp
23 39 (13.93%) LAN
23 39 (13.93%) Public Sector
24 35 (12.50%) DevOps
24 35 (12.50%) Configuration Management
25 34 (12.14%) WAN

Infrastructure Engineer 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 30 (10.71%) MS Exchange
2 22 (7.86%) IIS
3 21 (7.50%) SharePoint
4 7 (2.50%) Skype for Business
5 5 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.43%) Apache
6 4 (1.43%) nginx
7 3 (1.07%) CMS
7 3 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.71%) PowerExchange
8 2 (0.71%) SAS
9 1 (0.36%) JBoss
9 1 (0.36%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.36%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 135 (48.21%) Azure
2 93 (33.21%) Office 365
3 74 (26.43%) AWS
4 28 (10.00%) IaaS
5 18 (6.43%) Azure Active Directory
6 16 (5.71%) PaaS
6 16 (5.71%) SaaS
7 15 (5.36%) Amazon ECS
8 12 (4.29%) AWS CloudFormation
9 11 (3.93%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 11 (3.93%) Amazon EC2
9 11 (3.93%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 10 (3.57%) AWS Lambda
10 10 (3.57%) Serverless
11 9 (3.21%) AWS CodeBuild
11 9 (3.21%) AWS CodePipeline
12 5 (1.79%) Mimecast
13 3 (1.07%) Amazon S3
13 3 (1.07%) WhatsApp
14 2 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 78 (27.86%) Firewall
2 51 (18.21%) DNS
3 40 (14.29%) SAN
4 39 (13.93%) LAN
5 34 (12.14%) WAN
6 29 (10.36%) TCP/IP
7 26 (9.29%) DHCP
8 24 (8.57%) VPN
9 20 (7.14%) VLAN
10 11 (3.93%) Remote Desktop
11 10 (3.57%) DMZ
12 9 (3.21%) IP Telephony
13 8 (2.86%) Network Security
13 8 (2.86%) Wi-Fi
14 7 (2.50%) Skype
14 7 (2.50%) VoIP
15 6 (2.14%) IPv4
15 6 (2.14%) NAS
16 5 (1.79%) Wireless
17 4 (1.43%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.64%) MySQL
3 9 (3.21%) MongoDB
3 9 (3.21%) NoSQL
4 5 (1.79%) Amazon Aurora
4 5 (1.79%) Redis
5 4 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.07%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.71%) PowerCenter
8 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 9 (3.21%) Git (software)
2 7 (2.50%) Bitbucket
3 6 (2.14%) Octopus Deploy
3 6 (2.14%) TeamCity
4 5 (1.79%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.43%) MSI
6 3 (1.07%) GitLab
7 2 (0.71%) JIRA
8 1 (0.36%) Bitbucket Server
8 1 (0.36%) Subversion
General
1 39 (13.93%) Public Sector
2 24 (8.57%) Finance
3 11 (3.93%) Legal
4 10 (3.57%) Fire and Rescue
4 10 (3.57%) Police
5 8 (2.86%) Telecoms
6 6 (2.14%) Law
7 5 (1.79%) Banking
7 5 (1.79%) Retail
8 2 (0.71%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.36%) Housing Association
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.57%) JSON
2 7 (2.50%) Web Services
3 3 (1.07%) LAMP
3 3 (1.07%) LEMP Stack
4 2 (0.71%) Velocity
5 1 (0.36%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 61 (21.79%) Data Centre
2 18 (6.43%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (3.93%) User Experience
4 10 (3.57%) Data Protection Act
4 10 (3.57%) Enterprise Cloud
4 10 (3.57%) Private Cloud
5 6 (2.14%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.79%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.43%) Clustering
8 3 (1.07%) CMDB
8 3 (1.07%) Replication
9 2 (0.71%) Cybercrime
9 2 (0.71%) Cyberthreat
9 2 (0.71%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.71%) FlexPod
9 2 (0.71%) IVR
9 2 (0.71%) NHS
9 2 (0.71%) PKI
9 2 (0.71%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.71%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 198 (70.71%) Windows
2 125 (44.64%) Windows Server
3 61 (21.79%) Linux
4 32 (11.43%) Windows 10
5 30 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 26 (9.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (6.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (2.50%) CentOS
9 7 (2.50%) Unix
10 5 (1.79%) Android
10 5 (1.79%) Apple iOS
11 4 (1.43%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.71%) AIX
12 2 (0.71%) HPUX
13 1 (0.36%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.36%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 273 (97.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 59 (21.07%) ITIL
3 58 (20.71%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (20.71%) Mentoring
4 45 (16.07%) Coaching
5 35 (12.50%) Configuration Management
5 35 (12.50%) DevOps
6 29 (10.36%) Service Management
7 27 (9.64%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 25 (8.93%) Problem-Solving
9 23 (8.21%) Change Management
10 17 (6.07%) Migration
10 17 (6.07%) Operational Stability
10 17 (6.07%) Problem Management
11 16 (5.71%) Analytics
12 14 (5.00%) Cybersecurity
13 13 (4.64%) Service Delivery
14 12 (4.29%) Identity Management
14 12 (4.29%) Infrastructure Automation
14 12 (4.29%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 48 (17.14%) PowerShell
2 20 (7.14%) SQL
3 16 (5.71%) Python
4 7 (2.50%) Bash Shell
5 3 (1.07%) Java
5 3 (1.07%) PHP
6 2 (0.71%) Korn
6 2 (0.71%) Ruby
6 2 (0.71%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.71%) VB
6 2 (0.71%) VBScript
7 1 (0.36%) Go
7 1 (0.36%) Perl
7 1 (0.36%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 15 (5.36%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (5.00%) Degree
4 12 (4.29%) MCSE
5 11 (3.93%) SC Cleared
6 10 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (3.57%) MCSA
7 9 (3.21%) CCNP
7 9 (3.21%) MCITP
8 8 (2.86%) CCNA
9 7 (2.50%) MCTS
9 7 (2.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (1.07%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.71%) CCDP
11 2 (0.71%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.71%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.71%) NCDA
11 2 (0.71%) NCIE
11 2 (0.71%) RHCE
12 1 (0.36%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.50%) GDPR
2 5 (1.79%) SLA
3 3 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.71%) Data Quality
System Software
1 131 (46.79%) Active Directory
2 85 (30.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (15.71%) Hyper-V
4 15 (5.36%) Docker
5 14 (5.00%) XenApp
6 13 (4.64%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (3.93%) Microsoft App-V
8 10 (3.57%) VMware Workstation
9 9 (3.21%) vSphere
10 6 (2.14%) Virtual Desktop
10 6 (2.14%) Virtual Servers
11 5 (1.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 4 (1.43%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 3 (1.07%) vCloud
13 3 (1.07%) VMware NSX
13 3 (1.07%) VMware Server
14 2 (0.71%) Firmware
14 2 (0.71%) XenDesktop
15 1 (0.36%) Terminal Services
15 1 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 60 (21.43%) SCCM
2 24 (8.57%) SCOM
3 19 (6.79%) Nagios
4 18 (6.43%) Terraform
5 13 (4.64%) WSUS
6 11 (3.93%) SCOrch
6 11 (3.93%) SCVMM
7 10 (3.57%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 10 (3.57%) Puppet
8 9 (3.21%) Microsoft Intune
9 8 (2.86%) Ansible
9 8 (2.86%) Jamf Pro
9 8 (2.86%) vRealize
10 5 (1.79%) AirWatch
10 5 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
11 4 (1.43%) Cisco CUCM
11 4 (1.43%) Single Sign-On
12 3 (1.07%) Norton AntiVirus
13 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Clustering
13 2 (0.71%) QRadar
Vendors
1 140 (50.00%) VMware
2 112 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 73 (26.07%) Cisco
4 46 (16.43%) Citrix
5 39 (13.93%) NetApp
6 31 (11.07%) HP
7 19 (6.79%) Red Hat
8 15 (5.36%) EMC
9 12 (4.29%) Palo Alto
10 11 (3.93%) SolarWinds
11 10 (3.57%) CheckPoint
12 9 (3.21%) Veeam
13 8 (2.86%) Fortinet
14 7 (2.50%) Dell
15 6 (2.14%) Avaya
16 5 (1.79%) Oracle
17 4 (1.43%) LogRhythm
17 4 (1.43%) McAfee
17 4 (1.43%) ServiceNow
18 3 (1.07%) Meraki