Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for an Infrastructure Engineer was £38,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 195 191 191
Rank change year-on-year -4 0 +5
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 194 189 175
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.46% 1.51% 1.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.52% 1.56% 1.40%
Number of salaries quoted 155 159 155
North West median annual salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.33% - +13.64%
10th Percentile £29,450 £29,750 £22,000
90th Percentile £53,250 £52,500 £45,000
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 12804 12127 12519
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.66% 96.98% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 10248 10191 10390
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,250 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,377
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.42% +3.06%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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 -25 107 £37,000 -1.33% 8
Cheshire -16 53 £39,500 +6.76% 3
Merseyside +17 26 £43,750 +2.94% 2
Lancashire +8 6 £32,500 -7.14%
Infrastructure Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Infrastructure Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region featuring Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

1 144 (74.23%) Windows
2 115 (59.28%) Active Directory
3 112 (57.73%) VMware
4 84 (43.30%) Windows Server
5 72 (37.11%) Cisco
6 71 (36.60%) Microsoft
7 63 (32.47%) VMware Infrastructure
7 63 (32.47%) Office 365
8 57 (29.38%) DNS
9 54 (27.84%) Hyper-V
10 52 (26.80%) Windows Server 2012
11 49 (25.26%) Citrix
12 47 (24.23%) ITIL
13 46 (23.71%) MS Exchange
14 44 (22.68%) Microsoft Certification
14 44 (22.68%) SAN
15 43 (22.16%) DHCP
16 38 (19.59%) Microsoft Azure
17 34 (17.53%) PowerShell
17 34 (17.53%) Windows Server 2008
17 34 (17.53%) Linux
18 32 (16.49%) NetApp
19 31 (15.98%) MCSA
19 31 (15.98%) Data Centre
20 29 (14.95%) Exchange Server 2010
20 29 (14.95%) Firewall
21 27 (13.92%) Amazon AWS
22 26 (13.40%) Degree
23 25 (12.89%) Cisco Certification
23 25 (12.89%) MCSE

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 46 (23.71%) MS Exchange
2 29 (14.95%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (6.19%) Exchange Server 2013
4 11 (5.67%) IBM Notes
5 9 (4.64%) SharePoint
5 9 (4.64%) Skype for Business
6 8 (4.12%) IIS
7 7 (3.61%) Apache
8 6 (3.09%) JBoss
8 6 (3.09%) Tomcat
9 4 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (1.55%) IBM HTTP Server
10 3 (1.55%) WebSphere
10 3 (1.55%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (1.03%) OpenStack
11 2 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.52%) nginx
12 1 (0.52%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (3.09%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 63 (32.47%) Office 365
2 38 (19.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (13.92%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (2.58%) OpenShift
5 4 (2.06%) Mimecast
6 3 (1.55%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (1.55%) IaaS
6 3 (1.55%) OneDrive
6 3 (1.55%) SaaS
7 2 (1.03%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (1.03%) PaaS
8 1 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 57 (29.38%) DNS
2 44 (22.68%) SAN
3 43 (22.16%) DHCP
4 29 (14.95%) Firewall
5 25 (12.89%) WAN
6 22 (11.34%) TCP/IP
7 21 (10.82%) LAN
8 13 (6.70%) VoIP
9 8 (4.12%) NetScaler
10 7 (3.61%) MPLS
10 7 (3.61%) Skype
10 7 (3.61%) VPN
11 6 (3.09%) NAS
11 6 (3.09%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (2.58%) Unified Communications
13 4 (2.06%) Cisco ASA
13 4 (2.06%) Internet
13 4 (2.06%) VLAN
14 3 (1.55%) HTTP
14 3 (1.55%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.25%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.06%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.03%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.03%) MySQL
3 2 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.52%) Big Data
4 1 (0.52%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.52%) SAS Visual Analytics
4 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (2.06%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.03%) Travis CI
3 1 (0.52%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.52%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 18 (9.28%) Finance
2 15 (7.73%) Manufacturing
3 10 (5.15%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.09%) Back Office
5 4 (2.06%) Advertising
6 3 (1.55%) Legal
6 3 (1.55%) Retail
7 2 (1.03%) Banking
7 2 (1.03%) Billing
7 2 (1.03%) Front Office
8 1 (0.52%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.09%) Middleware
2 4 (2.06%) Web Services
3 2 (1.03%) .NET
3 2 (1.03%) ActiveMQ
3 2 (1.03%) FreeSWITCH
3 2 (1.03%) JSON
4 1 (0.52%) COM
4 1 (0.52%) CSS
4 1 (0.52%) jQuery
4 1 (0.52%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (0.52%) MSMQ
4 1 (0.52%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 31 (15.98%) Data Centre
2 13 (6.70%) Fat Client
2 13 (6.70%) Thin Client
3 12 (6.19%) Management Information System
4 9 (4.64%) Life Science
4 9 (4.64%) Replication
5 7 (3.61%) Driving Licence
6 6 (3.09%) Clustering
6 6 (3.09%) Virtual Team
7 5 (2.58%) Public Cloud
7 5 (2.58%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (2.06%) iPad
9 3 (1.55%) Computer Science
10 2 (1.03%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (1.03%) PKI
10 2 (1.03%) Private Cloud
10 2 (1.03%) User Experience
11 1 (0.52%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.52%) Enterprise Storage
11 1 (0.52%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 144 (74.23%) Windows
2 84 (43.30%) Windows Server
3 52 (26.80%) Windows Server 2012
4 34 (17.53%) Linux
4 34 (17.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (9.79%) Unix
5 19 (9.79%) Windows 10
5 19 (9.79%) Windows 7
6 12 (6.19%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (5.15%) HPUX
7 10 (5.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (2.06%) AIX
8 4 (2.06%) CentOS
9 2 (1.03%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.52%) Debian
10 1 (0.52%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.52%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (24.23%) ITIL
2 23 (11.86%) Change Management
3 20 (10.31%) Disaster Recovery
4 18 (9.28%) Root Cause Analysis
5 15 (7.73%) Change Control
6 11 (5.67%) Configuration Management
6 11 (5.67%) Open Source
7 10 (5.15%) Service Delivery
8 9 (4.64%) Problem Management
9 8 (4.12%) Project Management
9 8 (4.12%) Time Management
10 7 (3.61%) DevOps
10 7 (3.61%) High Availability
10 7 (3.61%) Load Balancing
11 6 (3.09%) Infrastructure Management
11 6 (3.09%) Mentoring
11 6 (3.09%) Server Patching
11 6 (3.09%) Strategic Thinking
11 6 (3.09%) Technical Architecture
12 5 (2.58%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 34 (17.53%) PowerShell
2 22 (11.34%) SQL
3 16 (8.25%) Shell Script
4 9 (4.64%) Java
5 7 (3.61%) Python
6 4 (2.06%) Ruby
6 4 (2.06%) VB
6 4 (2.06%) VBScript
7 3 (1.55%) Jython
7 3 (1.55%) Korn
7 3 (1.55%) Perl
8 2 (1.03%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.52%) C#
9 1 (0.52%) C++
9 1 (0.52%) Go
9 1 (0.52%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.52%) Scala
9 1 (0.52%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 44 (22.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (15.98%) MCSA
3 26 (13.40%) Degree
4 25 (12.89%) Cisco Certification
4 25 (12.89%) MCSE
5 18 (9.28%) CCNA
6 9 (4.64%) CCNP
7 8 (4.12%) Citrix Certification
7 8 (4.12%) MCP
7 8 (4.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 7 (3.61%) CCA
8 7 (3.61%) Security Cleared
9 6 (3.09%) SC Cleared
10 5 (2.58%) CCIE
11 4 (2.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 4 (2.06%) NCDA
12 3 (1.55%) Computer Science Degree
12 3 (1.55%) HNC
12 3 (1.55%) HND
13 2 (1.03%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (3.09%) PCI DSS
2 6 (3.09%) SLA
3 2 (1.03%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 115 (59.28%) Active Directory
2 63 (32.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (27.84%) Hyper-V
4 20 (10.31%) VMware ESXi
5 14 (7.22%) vSphere
6 10 (5.15%) XenApp
6 10 (5.15%) XenDesktop
7 4 (2.06%) Terminal Services
7 4 (2.06%) VMware Server
8 3 (1.55%) Docker
8 3 (1.55%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (1.03%) NFS
9 2 (1.03%) PowerHA
9 2 (1.03%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.52%) Kamailio
10 1 (0.52%) KVM
10 1 (0.52%) OpenSIPS
10 1 (0.52%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 20 (10.31%) WSUS
2 16 (8.25%) SCOM
3 15 (7.73%) SCCM
4 12 (6.19%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (5.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 10 (5.15%) Puppet
7 6 (3.09%) Ansible
8 5 (2.58%) CA Wily
8 5 (2.58%) Nagios
9 4 (2.06%) Cisco CUCM
9 4 (2.06%) EMC NetWorker
9 4 (2.06%) Microsoft Clustering
10 3 (1.55%) Kubernetes
11 2 (1.03%) BladeLogic
11 2 (1.03%) CFEngine
11 2 (1.03%) EdgeSight
11 2 (1.03%) Failover Clustering
11 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Intune
11 2 (1.03%) SnapMirror
11 2 (1.03%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 112 (57.73%) VMware
2 72 (37.11%) Cisco
3 71 (36.60%) Microsoft
4 49 (25.26%) Citrix
5 32 (16.49%) NetApp
6 19 (9.79%) Red Hat
7 18 (9.28%) HP
8 17 (8.76%) Dell
8 17 (8.76%) EqualLogic
9 16 (8.25%) CommVault
10 15 (7.73%) Symantec
11 13 (6.70%) Veeam
12 11 (5.67%) Lotus
13 8 (4.12%) 3PAR
14 7 (3.61%) IBM
14 7 (3.61%) Juniper
15 6 (3.09%) EMC
15 6 (3.09%) Google
16 5 (2.58%) F5
16 5 (2.58%) Riverbed