Period
to 27 May 2018

The median annual salary for an Infrastructure Engineer was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 218 201 183
Rank change year-on-year -17 -18 -4
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 156 179 167
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.28% 1.44% 1.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.32% 1.48% 1.54%
Number of salaries quoted 132 155 129
North West median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £30,200 £26,150
90th Percentile £49,950 £51,250 £52,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +1.19%

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 11,784 12,082 10,818
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.82% 96.90% 97.04%
Number of salaries quoted 9,538 10,059 9,143
North West median annual salary £43,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.50% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £60,000
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 27 May 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 27 May 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 -8 73 £37,500 -6.25% 29
Cheshire -33 39 £43,750 +2.94% 5
Lancashire +7 23 £28,000 -13.85% 1
Merseyside +9 21 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Infrastructure Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 124 (79.49%) Windows
2 117 (75.00%) VMware
3 80 (51.28%) Microsoft
4 73 (46.79%) Active Directory
5 69 (44.23%) Windows Server
6 64 (41.03%) VMware Infrastructure
7 53 (33.97%) Hyper-V
8 49 (31.41%) Office 365
9 48 (30.77%) SAN
10 46 (29.49%) Citrix
11 44 (28.21%) SCCM
12 42 (26.92%) Cisco
13 40 (25.64%) Linux
14 39 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
15 37 (23.72%) Windows Server 2008
16 36 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
17 33 (21.15%) MCSE
17 33 (21.15%) SQL Server
18 30 (19.23%) LAN
19 28 (17.95%) HP
20 26 (16.67%) ITIL
20 26 (16.67%) E-Commerce
21 25 (16.03%) WAN
22 24 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
22 24 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
23 22 (14.10%) Windows Server 2003
23 22 (14.10%) Agile Software Development
24 21 (13.46%) Firewall
24 21 (13.46%) DNS
25 19 (12.18%) Data Centre

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 (11.54%) MS Exchange
2 12 (7.69%) IIS
3 11 (7.05%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (5.77%) Skype for Business
5 6 (3.85%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.92%) Apache
6 3 (1.92%) Confluence
7 2 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.28%) IBM Domino
7 2 (1.28%) JBoss
7 2 (1.28%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.64%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.64%) SAS
8 1 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.64%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.64%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 24 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 49 (31.41%) Office 365
2 36 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (5.77%) PaaS
5 8 (5.13%) IaaS
6 4 (2.56%) OneDrive
7 2 (1.28%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (1.28%) SaaS
8 1 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.64%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.64%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 48 (30.77%) SAN
2 30 (19.23%) LAN
3 25 (16.03%) WAN
4 21 (13.46%) DNS
4 21 (13.46%) Firewall
5 16 (10.26%) VPN
6 12 (7.69%) DHCP
6 12 (7.69%) TCP/IP
7 10 (6.41%) VoIP
8 8 (5.13%) NetScaler
8 8 (5.13%) Skype
9 7 (4.49%) VLAN
10 5 (3.21%) NAS
11 4 (2.56%) iSCSI
11 4 (2.56%) SNMP
11 4 (2.56%) SSL
11 4 (2.56%) Wireless
12 3 (1.92%) Cisco IOS
12 3 (1.92%) HTTP
12 3 (1.92%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (21.15%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.56%) Big Data
2 4 (2.56%) MySQL
2 4 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.28%) InterSystems Cache
4 1 (0.64%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.64%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.64%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 5 (3.21%) Octopus Deploy
2 3 (1.92%) JIRA
3 2 (1.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (1.28%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.64%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.64%) CA Release Automation
4 1 (0.64%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.64%) SonarQube
4 1 (0.64%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.64%) Subversion
General
1 15 (9.62%) Finance
2 6 (3.85%) Retail
3 5 (3.21%) Banking
4 4 (2.56%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.56%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.92%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.92%) Law
6 1 (0.64%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.56%) Web Services
2 3 (1.92%) Middleware
3 1 (0.64%) .NET
3 1 (0.64%) Flash
3 1 (0.64%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (0.64%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
Miscellaneous
1 19 (12.18%) Data Centre
2 11 (7.05%) Driving Licence
3 9 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.85%) Clustering
5 5 (3.21%) Public Cloud
6 3 (1.92%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.92%) Replication
7 2 (1.28%) Wiki
8 1 (0.64%) BYOD
8 1 (0.64%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.64%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.64%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.64%) FlexPod
8 1 (0.64%) HP Storage
8 1 (0.64%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.64%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.64%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.64%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 124 (79.49%) Windows
2 69 (44.23%) Windows Server
3 40 (25.64%) Linux
4 37 (23.72%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (14.10%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (3.85%) Ubuntu
8 5 (3.21%) CentOS
9 4 (2.56%) Unix
9 4 (2.56%) Windows 10
10 3 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.28%) HPUX
11 2 (1.28%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.64%) AIX
12 1 (0.64%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (0.64%) Debian
12 1 (0.64%) Fedora
12 1 (0.64%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (16.67%) E-Commerce
1 26 (16.67%) ITIL
2 22 (14.10%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (10.26%) Disaster Recovery
3 16 (10.26%) Mentoring
4 11 (7.05%) PRINCE2
5 9 (5.77%) Project Management
5 9 (5.77%) Service Management
6 8 (5.13%) DevOps
6 8 (5.13%) High Availability
6 8 (5.13%) Migration
6 8 (5.13%) Release Management
7 7 (4.49%) Coaching
7 7 (4.49%) ITIL V3
7 7 (4.49%) Problem-Solving
8 6 (3.85%) Application Packaging
8 6 (3.85%) Information Security
8 6 (3.85%) Software Delivery
9 5 (3.21%) Change Management
9 5 (3.21%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (8.33%) SQL
2 10 (6.41%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.92%) Perl
4 2 (1.28%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.64%) C
5 1 (0.64%) Java
5 1 (0.64%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.64%) Python
Qualifications
1 39 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (21.15%) MCSE
3 14 (8.97%) CCNA
3 14 (8.97%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (6.41%) MCITP
4 10 (6.41%) MCSA
5 9 (5.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 8 (5.13%) CCNP
7 6 (3.85%) MCTS
8 4 (2.56%) MCP
8 4 (2.56%) Security Cleared
9 3 (1.92%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (1.92%) Degree
9 3 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.64%) CCA
10 1 (0.64%) CISSP
10 1 (0.64%) NCDA
10 1 (0.64%) NCIE
10 1 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.64%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (3.21%) ISO 9001
2 5 (3.21%) SLA
3 1 (0.64%) GDPR
3 1 (0.64%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.64%) PMO
System Software
1 73 (46.79%) Active Directory
2 64 (41.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (33.97%) Hyper-V
4 18 (11.54%) XenApp
5 9 (5.77%) vSphere
6 7 (4.49%) XenDesktop
7 5 (3.21%) XenServer
8 3 (1.92%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (1.28%) Docker
9 2 (1.28%) Firmware
9 2 (1.28%) Terminal Services
9 2 (1.28%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (1.28%) VMware NSX
9 2 (1.28%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.64%) NFS
10 1 (0.64%) Tivoli Directory Server
10 1 (0.64%) vCloud
10 1 (0.64%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 44 (28.21%) SCCM
2 10 (6.41%) SCOM
3 4 (2.56%) Nagios
4 3 (1.92%) Failover Clustering
4 3 (1.92%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (1.92%) vCenter Server
4 3 (1.92%) WSUS
5 2 (1.28%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.28%) OpenView
5 2 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.28%) WMI
6 1 (0.64%) Ansible
6 1 (0.64%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.64%) CA Wily
6 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.64%) Puppet
6 1 (0.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.64%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.64%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 1 (0.64%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 117 (75.00%) VMware
2 80 (51.28%) Microsoft
3 46 (29.49%) Citrix
4 42 (26.92%) Cisco
5 28 (17.95%) HP
6 11 (7.05%) NetApp
7 10 (6.41%) IBM
8 9 (5.77%) 3PAR
8 9 (5.77%) Veeam
9 8 (5.13%) Dell
9 8 (5.13%) Red Hat
10 6 (3.85%) F5
11 3 (1.92%) Capita
11 3 (1.92%) Fortinet
11 3 (1.92%) McAfee
11 3 (1.92%) Mitel
11 3 (1.92%) SolarWinds
12 2 (1.28%) Remedy
12 2 (1.28%) Sage
12 2 (1.28%) Sophos