Period
to 18 September 2020

The median annual salary for an Infrastructure Engineer was £45,750 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 18 September 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
18 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 88 121 186
Rank change year-on-year +33 +65 -1
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 124 278 185
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 3.03% 2.64% 1.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.17% 2.75% 1.60%
Number of salaries quoted 122 246 174
Median annual salary £45,750 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.65% +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £32,000 £30,750 £32,000
90th Percentile £62,950 £61,704 £57,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500

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 3,910 10,102 11,576
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.48% 95.92% 96.81%
Number of salaries quoted 3,271 7,755 9,377
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.86% +6.71%
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,726 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £51,147 £50,000
% change year-on-year +7.53% +2.29% +4.17%

Infrastructure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings that featured Infrastructure Engineer in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer in the North West over the 6 months to 18 September 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 18 September 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 +36 78 £48,375 +12.50% 27
Cheshire +39 25 £40,000 - 6
Merseyside +12 13 £42,500 -15.00% 5
Lancashire +42 3 - - 2
Cumbria - 2 £51,250 - 1
Infrastructure Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 121 (97.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 80 (64.52%) Windows
3 71 (57.26%) VMware
4 64 (51.61%) Azure
5 61 (49.19%) Microsoft
6 57 (45.97%) Active Directory
7 53 (42.74%) VMware Infrastructure
8 51 (41.13%) Windows Server
9 48 (38.71%) Linux
10 42 (33.87%) PowerShell
11 39 (31.45%) Office 365
12 35 (28.23%) Python
13 32 (25.81%) AWS
14 31 (25.00%) Cisco
15 30 (24.19%) Ansible
16 29 (23.39%) Hyper-V
17 27 (21.77%) Puppet
17 27 (21.77%) Firewall
18 25 (20.16%) Data Centre
19 24 (19.35%) Bash Shell
20 23 (18.55%) ITIL
20 23 (18.55%) Terraform
21 22 (17.74%) SAN
22 20 (16.13%) Red Hat
22 20 (16.13%) Citrix
23 19 (15.32%) DNS
24 18 (14.52%) MS Exchange
24 18 (14.52%) Microsoft Certification
25 15 (12.10%) MCSE
25 15 (12.10%) MCSA

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 18 (14.52%) MS Exchange
2 12 (9.68%) SharePoint
3 6 (4.84%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (4.03%) Skype for Business
5 4 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (2.42%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.61%) Confluence
7 2 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.81%) Apache
8 1 (0.81%) IIS
8 1 (0.81%) JBoss
8 1 (0.81%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.81%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.81%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (1.61%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 64 (51.61%) Azure
2 39 (31.45%) Office 365
3 32 (25.81%) AWS
4 12 (9.68%) Azure Active Directory
5 11 (8.87%) GCP
6 6 (4.84%) AWS CodeBuild
6 6 (4.84%) AWS CodePipeline
7 5 (4.03%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (2.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (1.61%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (1.61%) Amazon ECS
9 2 (1.61%) Amazon S3
9 2 (1.61%) IaaS
9 2 (1.61%) PaaS
9 2 (1.61%) SaaS
9 2 (1.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.81%) G Suite
10 1 (0.81%) GitHub
10 1 (0.81%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.81%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 27 (21.77%) Firewall
2 22 (17.74%) SAN
3 19 (15.32%) DNS
4 13 (10.48%) DHCP
4 13 (10.48%) WAN
5 12 (9.68%) LAN
6 11 (8.87%) VLAN
7 7 (5.65%) Remote Desktop
7 7 (5.65%) TCP/IP
8 6 (4.84%) Skype
9 5 (4.03%) Cisco IPT
9 5 (4.03%) Network Security
9 5 (4.03%) VoIP
9 5 (4.03%) WebEx
10 4 (3.23%) Internet
10 4 (3.23%) IP Telephony
10 4 (3.23%) NetScaler
10 4 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (2.42%) Wireless
12 2 (1.61%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (11.29%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.03%) MongoDB
2 5 (4.03%) MySQL
2 5 (4.03%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.61%) Amazon Aurora
3 2 (1.61%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.61%) Redis
4 1 (0.81%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.81%) Big Data
4 1 (0.81%) Data Lake
4 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 11 (8.87%) Git (software)
2 9 (7.26%) Jenkins
3 8 (6.45%) Bitbucket
4 6 (4.84%) Octopus Deploy
4 6 (4.84%) TeamCity
5 4 (3.23%) JIRA
6 3 (2.42%) Subversion
7 1 (0.81%) CA Release Automation
General
1 8 (6.45%) Law
2 5 (4.03%) Billing
3 4 (3.23%) Finance
3 4 (3.23%) Legal
3 4 (3.23%) Local Government
4 3 (2.42%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.42%) Public Sector
5 2 (1.61%) Banking
5 2 (1.61%) Housing Association
5 2 (1.61%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.61%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.81%) Advertising
6 1 (0.81%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.81%) Marketing
6 1 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.81%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.65%) Web Services
2 4 (3.23%) .NET
2 4 (3.23%) .NET Framework
3 2 (1.61%) JSON
3 2 (1.61%) Middleware
4 1 (0.81%) COM
4 1 (0.81%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.81%) SailPoint
4 1 (0.81%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (20.16%) Data Centre
2 14 (11.29%) Private Cloud
3 10 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (6.45%) Fat Client
4 8 (6.45%) Thin Client
5 5 (4.03%) User Experience
6 4 (3.23%) Mobile App
6 4 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (2.42%) Public Cloud
7 3 (2.42%) Replication
8 2 (1.61%) CCTV
8 2 (1.61%) Derivative
8 2 (1.61%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.61%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.61%) Internet of Things
8 2 (1.61%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.61%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.81%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 80 (64.52%) Windows
2 51 (41.13%) Windows Server
3 48 (38.71%) Linux
4 11 (8.87%) Windows Server 2016
5 9 (7.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (4.84%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (4.03%) AIX
8 5 (4.03%) Solaris
8 5 (4.03%) Unix
9 4 (3.23%) CentOS
10 3 (2.42%) Windows 10
11 2 (1.61%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (97.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 23 (18.55%) ITIL
3 15 (12.10%) DevOps
3 15 (12.10%) Problem-Solving
4 14 (11.29%) High Availability
5 11 (8.87%) Disaster Recovery
6 10 (8.06%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (8.06%) Service Management
7 9 (7.26%) Continuous Improvement
7 9 (7.26%) Server Building
8 8 (6.45%) Information Security
9 7 (5.65%) Change Management
9 7 (5.65%) Commercial Awareness
9 7 (5.65%) Configuration Management
10 5 (4.03%) Cybersecurity
10 5 (4.03%) Infrastructure Automation
10 5 (4.03%) Open Source
10 5 (4.03%) Technical Leadership
11 4 (3.23%) Problem Management
11 4 (3.23%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 42 (33.87%) PowerShell
2 35 (28.23%) Python
3 24 (19.35%) Bash Shell
4 11 (8.87%) SQL
5 5 (4.03%) Go
6 3 (2.42%) Ruby
7 2 (1.61%) Java
8 1 (0.81%) C
8 1 (0.81%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.81%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (14.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (12.10%) MCSA
2 15 (12.10%) MCSE
3 12 (9.68%) RHCE
3 12 (9.68%) Security Cleared
3 12 (9.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 10 (8.06%) SC Cleared
5 5 (4.03%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (3.23%) CCNA
6 4 (3.23%) Degree
6 4 (3.23%) MCITP
7 1 (0.81%) CISM
7 1 (0.81%) CISSP
7 1 (0.81%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.81%) HP AIS
7 1 (0.81%) ISSAP
7 1 (0.81%) ISSMP
7 1 (0.81%) JNCIS
7 1 (0.81%) MCP
7 1 (0.81%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.84%) GDPR
2 3 (2.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.42%) QA
2 3 (2.42%) SLA
3 2 (1.61%) NIST
4 1 (0.81%) COBIT
4 1 (0.81%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 57 (45.97%) Active Directory
2 53 (42.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (23.39%) Hyper-V
4 12 (9.68%) Docker
5 9 (7.26%) XenApp
6 7 (5.65%) KVM
7 6 (4.84%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (4.84%) XenDesktop
8 5 (4.03%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 3 (2.42%) Firmware
9 3 (2.42%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (2.42%) VMware NSX
10 2 (1.61%) vCloud
10 2 (1.61%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.81%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.81%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 30 (24.19%) Ansible
2 27 (21.77%) Puppet
3 23 (18.55%) Terraform
4 12 (9.68%) SCCM
5 11 (8.87%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (8.06%) Kubernetes
7 6 (4.84%) Cisco CUCM
8 4 (3.23%) Microsoft Intune
8 4 (3.23%) SCOM
9 3 (2.42%) Nagios
10 2 (1.61%) Failover Clustering
10 2 (1.61%) SCVMM
10 2 (1.61%) WSUS
11 1 (0.81%) BladeLogic
11 1 (0.81%) CA Wily
11 1 (0.81%) EdgeSight
11 1 (0.81%) Grafana
11 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 1 (0.81%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 71 (57.26%) VMware
2 61 (49.19%) Microsoft
3 31 (25.00%) Cisco
4 20 (16.13%) Citrix
4 20 (16.13%) Red Hat
5 13 (10.48%) NetApp
6 11 (8.87%) Veeam
7 10 (8.06%) Dell
8 9 (7.26%) HP
9 7 (5.65%) Draytek
9 7 (5.65%) Sophos
10 6 (4.84%) IBM
11 5 (4.03%) Oracle
12 4 (3.23%) EMC
13 3 (2.42%) Aruba
13 3 (2.42%) Avaya
13 3 (2.42%) F5
13 3 (2.42%) SonicWALL
14 2 (1.61%) Nimble Storage
14 2 (1.61%) Splunk