Period
to 18 August 2018

The median annual salary for an Infrastructure Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 18 August 2018.

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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 197 191 221
Rank change year-on-year -6 +30 -28
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 183 208 132
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.50% 1.58% 1.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.55% 1.63% 1.17%
Number of salaries quoted 165 178 104
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £29,337 £30,000 £29,500
90th Percentile £54,008 £51,250 £56,250
England median annual salary £45,500 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +1.11% +2.27% +6.02%

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 11,808 12,760 11,318
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.83% 96.65% 97.42%
Number of salaries quoted 9,570 10,396 9,557
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 18 August 2018.

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 August 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 +1 104 £40,000 +6.67% 25
Cheshire -13 40 £45,000 +5.88% 8
Merseyside +18 24 £40,000 -11.11% 4
Lancashire +6 15 £28,000 -13.85% 3
Infrastructure Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 August 2018, 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.

1 180 (98.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 146 (79.78%) Windows
3 137 (74.86%) VMware
4 96 (52.46%) Windows Server
5 83 (45.36%) Active Directory
6 81 (44.26%) Microsoft
7 68 (37.16%) VMware Infrastructure
8 66 (36.07%) Linux
9 64 (34.97%) Cisco
10 58 (31.69%) Microsoft Azure
11 57 (31.15%) SAN
12 48 (26.23%) Office 365
13 47 (25.68%) Windows Server 2008
14 45 (24.59%) Hyper-V
15 44 (24.04%) Citrix
16 35 (19.13%) DNS
16 35 (19.13%) ITIL
16 35 (19.13%) Firewall
17 32 (17.49%) LAN
18 30 (16.39%) Windows Server 2012
19 28 (15.30%) Microsoft Certification
19 28 (15.30%) Amazon AWS
20 27 (14.75%) PowerShell
20 27 (14.75%) Agile Software Development
20 27 (14.75%) WAN
20 27 (14.75%) MCSE
21 26 (14.21%) SQL
21 26 (14.21%) IIS
22 25 (13.66%) SQL Server
23 24 (13.11%) MS Exchange

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 26 (14.21%) IIS
2 24 (13.11%) MS Exchange
3 12 (6.56%) SharePoint
4 10 (5.46%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (5.46%) Skype for Business
5 5 (2.73%) Apache
5 5 (2.73%) Confluence
6 2 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.09%) IBM Domino
7 1 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.55%) SAS
7 1 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 14 (7.65%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 58 (31.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 48 (26.23%) Office 365
3 28 (15.30%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (6.56%) IaaS
5 8 (4.37%) Azure Active Directory
6 6 (3.28%) GitHub
6 6 (3.28%) PaaS
7 2 (1.09%) SaaS
8 1 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.55%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.55%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 57 (31.15%) SAN
2 35 (19.13%) DNS
2 35 (19.13%) Firewall
3 32 (17.49%) LAN
4 27 (14.75%) WAN
5 22 (12.02%) TCP/IP
6 21 (11.48%) DHCP
7 17 (9.29%) VPN
8 12 (6.56%) VLAN
9 9 (4.92%) Network Security
10 8 (4.37%) HTTP
10 8 (4.37%) Skype
11 7 (3.83%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (3.83%) iSCSI
11 7 (3.83%) NAS
11 7 (3.83%) NetScaler
11 7 (3.83%) VoIP
12 6 (3.28%) SSL
13 5 (2.73%) Unified Communications
14 4 (2.19%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (13.66%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.83%) MongoDB
2 7 (3.83%) MySQL
3 5 (2.73%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (2.73%) SQL Server 2016
4 4 (2.19%) Big Data
4 4 (2.19%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (2.19%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (1.64%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (1.09%) InterSystems Cache
7 1 (0.55%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 10 (5.46%) Jenkins
2 6 (3.28%) JIRA
2 6 (3.28%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (2.19%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (1.64%) Bitbucket
4 3 (1.64%) SonarQube
4 3 (1.64%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (1.64%) Subversion
5 2 (1.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (1.09%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.55%) Chocolatey
6 1 (0.55%) GitLab
6 1 (0.55%) WiX
General
1 20 (10.93%) Finance
2 12 (6.56%) Retail
3 10 (5.46%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.73%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.19%) Law
5 4 (2.19%) Legal
6 3 (1.64%) Banking
7 1 (0.55%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.09%) OAuth
1 2 (1.09%) SAML
1 2 (1.09%) Web Services
2 1 (0.55%) COM
2 1 (0.55%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (0.55%) Flash
2 1 (0.55%) JSON
2 1 (0.55%) Middleware
2 1 (0.55%) RESTful
2 1 (0.55%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
2 1 (0.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.20%) Data Centre
2 13 (7.10%) Clustering
3 11 (6.01%) Driving Licence
4 10 (5.46%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (4.37%) Enterprise Storage
6 5 (2.73%) Public Cloud
7 4 (2.19%) EMC VNX
8 3 (1.64%) Replication
9 2 (1.09%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (1.09%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (1.09%) PKI
9 2 (1.09%) Wiki
10 1 (0.55%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.55%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.55%) FlexPod
10 1 (0.55%) HP Storage
10 1 (0.55%) iPhone
10 1 (0.55%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.55%) Video\Live Streaming
10 1 (0.55%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 146 (79.78%) Windows
2 96 (52.46%) Windows Server
3 66 (36.07%) Linux
4 47 (25.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 30 (16.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (10.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (3.28%) Unix
8 5 (2.73%) Ubuntu
8 5 (2.73%) Windows 10
9 3 (1.64%) AIX
9 3 (1.64%) Android
9 3 (1.64%) Apple iOS
9 3 (1.64%) CentOS
9 3 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (1.64%) Solaris
9 3 (1.64%) Windows 7
10 2 (1.09%) HPUX
10 2 (1.09%) SUSE
11 1 (0.55%) Debian
11 1 (0.55%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (98.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 35 (19.13%) ITIL
3 27 (14.75%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (11.48%) Mentoring
5 20 (10.93%) E-Commerce
6 19 (10.38%) DevOps
7 18 (9.84%) Disaster Recovery
8 15 (8.20%) Migration
9 13 (7.10%) PRINCE2
9 13 (7.10%) Project Management
9 13 (7.10%) Root Cause Analysis
10 10 (5.46%) Coaching
10 10 (5.46%) ITIL V3
10 10 (5.46%) Problem Management
11 9 (4.92%) High Availability
11 9 (4.92%) Information Security
12 8 (4.37%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (4.37%) Patch Management
12 8 (4.37%) Problem-Solving
13 7 (3.83%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 27 (14.75%) PowerShell
2 26 (14.21%) SQL
3 9 (4.92%) Bash Shell
4 5 (2.73%) Python
5 3 (1.64%) Perl
6 2 (1.09%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.55%) C
7 1 (0.55%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 28 (15.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (14.75%) MCSE
3 20 (10.93%) CCNA
3 20 (10.93%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (6.01%) CCNP
5 10 (5.46%) ITIL Certification
6 8 (4.37%) Degree
7 7 (3.83%) MCP
7 7 (3.83%) MCSA
7 7 (3.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (3.28%) MCITP
9 5 (2.73%) VCP5
10 4 (2.19%) MCTS
10 4 (2.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (1.09%) CCIE
11 2 (1.09%) Citrix Certification
12 1 (0.55%) Avaya Certification
12 1 (0.55%) CISSP
12 1 (0.55%) NCDA
12 1 (0.55%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (3.28%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.64%) SLA
4 2 (1.09%) FISMA
5 1 (0.55%) GDPR
5 1 (0.55%) GPG13
5 1 (0.55%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.55%) PMO
5 1 (0.55%) QA
5 1 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 83 (45.36%) Active Directory
2 68 (37.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (24.59%) Hyper-V
4 15 (8.20%) XenApp
5 12 (6.56%) vSphere
6 9 (4.92%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (4.92%) XenDesktop
7 4 (2.19%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (1.64%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (1.64%) VMware NSX
9 2 (1.09%) Docker
9 2 (1.09%) Firmware
9 2 (1.09%) Terminal Services
9 2 (1.09%) vCloud
9 2 (1.09%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (1.09%) XenServer
10 1 (0.55%) KVM
10 1 (0.55%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.55%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 22 (12.02%) SCCM
2 10 (5.46%) SCOM
3 9 (4.92%) Puppet
4 8 (4.37%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (3.83%) vCenter Server
6 5 (2.73%) AirWatch
6 5 (2.73%) Microsoft Clustering
7 4 (2.19%) Ansible
7 4 (2.19%) Nagios
7 4 (2.19%) vRealize
8 3 (1.64%) Failover Clustering
8 3 (1.64%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (1.09%) FlexNet
9 2 (1.09%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (1.09%) NetBackup
9 2 (1.09%) OpenView
9 2 (1.09%) WMI
10 1 (0.55%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.55%) Tivoli Identity Manager
10 1 (0.55%) WSUS
Vendors
1 137 (74.86%) VMware
2 81 (44.26%) Microsoft
3 64 (34.97%) Cisco
4 44 (24.04%) Citrix
5 24 (13.11%) HP
6 21 (11.48%) Veeam
7 17 (9.29%) NetApp
8 10 (5.46%) SolarWinds
9 8 (4.37%) 3PAR
10 7 (3.83%) Atlassian
10 7 (3.83%) Avaya
10 7 (3.83%) F5
11 6 (3.28%) Dell
11 6 (3.28%) EMC
11 6 (3.28%) McAfee
12 5 (2.73%) Blue Coat
12 5 (2.73%) Fortinet
12 5 (2.73%) Red Hat
13 4 (2.19%) Nimble Storage
13 4 (2.19%) Sophos