Period
to 20 October 2017

The median annual salary for an Infrastructure Engineer was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 20 October 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
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 182 192 206
Rank change year-on-year +10 +14 -1
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 208 174 180
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.63% 1.43% 1.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.69% 1.47% 1.42%
Number of salaries quoted 166 141 161
North West median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
10th Percentile £29,750 £30,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £51,875 £48,750 £45,000
England median annual salary £42,750 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +0.59% - +6.25%

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 12329 11853 12706
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.64% 97.36% 96.76%
Number of salaries quoted 9871 9982 10440
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,750 £23,075
90th Percentile £63,750 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 20 October 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 20 October 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 -5 108 £37,500 - 10
Cheshire -4 57 £40,000 +8.11%
Merseyside +11 27 £42,000 +5.00% 1
Lancashire +11 13 £32,500 -7.14%
Cumbria - 1 £26,500 -
Infrastructure Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 147 (70.67%) Windows
2 113 (54.33%) Active Directory
2 113 (54.33%) VMware
3 91 (43.75%) Windows Server
4 83 (39.90%) Cisco
5 70 (33.65%) Microsoft
6 62 (29.81%) MS Exchange
6 62 (29.81%) VMware Infrastructure
7 56 (26.92%) ITIL
8 53 (25.48%) DNS
9 52 (25.00%) Hyper-V
10 51 (24.52%) Office 365
11 49 (23.56%) Windows Server 2012
11 49 (23.56%) SAN
12 48 (23.08%) Citrix
13 46 (22.12%) Microsoft Certification
14 41 (19.71%) DHCP
15 40 (19.23%) PowerShell
16 37 (17.79%) Microsoft Azure
17 36 (17.31%) Windows Server 2008
18 33 (15.87%) NetApp
19 32 (15.38%) Linux
19 32 (15.38%) MCSA
20 31 (14.90%) Exchange Server 2010
20 31 (14.90%) Data Centre
21 30 (14.42%) WAN
22 29 (13.94%) Amazon AWS
22 29 (13.94%) Cisco Certification
23 27 (12.98%) MCSE
23 27 (12.98%) SQL

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 62 (29.81%) MS Exchange
2 31 (14.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 21 (10.10%) Exchange Server 2013
4 12 (5.77%) Skype for Business
5 10 (4.81%) IBM Notes
5 10 (4.81%) IIS
6 9 (4.33%) Apache
7 8 (3.85%) JBoss
8 7 (3.37%) Tomcat
9 4 (1.92%) SharePoint
10 3 (1.44%) IBM HTTP Server
10 3 (1.44%) OpenStack
10 3 (1.44%) WebSphere
10 3 (1.44%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.48%) Confluence
12 1 (0.48%) nginx
12 1 (0.48%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (0.96%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.48%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 51 (24.52%) Office 365
2 37 (17.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (13.94%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (3.85%) OpenShift
5 4 (1.92%) Mimecast
6 3 (1.44%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (1.44%) IaaS
6 3 (1.44%) SaaS
7 2 (0.96%) PaaS
8 1 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.48%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 53 (25.48%) DNS
2 49 (23.56%) SAN
3 41 (19.71%) DHCP
4 30 (14.42%) WAN
5 25 (12.02%) Firewall
6 20 (9.62%) LAN
6 20 (9.62%) TCP/IP
7 14 (6.73%) VoIP
8 12 (5.77%) NetScaler
9 11 (5.29%) VPN
10 10 (4.81%) MPLS
10 10 (4.81%) Unified Communications
11 9 (4.33%) Skype
12 7 (3.37%) NAS
13 6 (2.88%) Wi-Fi
14 5 (2.40%) Cisco ASA
15 4 (1.92%) Internet
15 4 (1.92%) Remote Desktop
15 4 (1.92%) VLAN
16 3 (1.44%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (10.10%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (1.44%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.96%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.96%) MySQL
4 2 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.96%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.48%) Big Data
5 1 (0.48%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.48%) SAS Visual Analytics
Development Applications
1 4 (1.92%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.96%) Travis CI
3 1 (0.48%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.48%) JIRA
3 1 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.48%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 21 (10.10%) Finance
2 15 (7.21%) Manufacturing
3 14 (6.73%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.88%) Back Office
5 5 (2.40%) Advertising
6 4 (1.92%) Legal
7 3 (1.44%) Banking
7 3 (1.44%) Retail
8 2 (0.96%) Billing
9 1 (0.48%) Front Office
9 1 (0.48%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.88%) Middleware
2 2 (0.96%) .NET
2 2 (0.96%) ActiveMQ
2 2 (0.96%) FreeSWITCH
2 2 (0.96%) JSON
2 2 (0.96%) Web Services
3 1 (0.48%) COM
3 1 (0.48%) CSS
3 1 (0.48%) jQuery
3 1 (0.48%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (0.48%) MSMQ
3 1 (0.48%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 31 (14.90%) Data Centre
2 13 (6.25%) Fat Client
2 13 (6.25%) Thin Client
3 12 (5.77%) Management Information System
4 10 (4.81%) Replication
4 10 (4.81%) Video Conferencing
5 9 (4.33%) Driving Licence
5 9 (4.33%) Life Science
6 7 (3.37%) Clustering
7 6 (2.88%) Virtual Team
8 4 (1.92%) iPad
8 4 (1.92%) Public Cloud
9 3 (1.44%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.96%) PKI
11 1 (0.48%) Analytical Skills
11 1 (0.48%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.48%) Enterprise Storage
11 1 (0.48%) User Experience
11 1 (0.48%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 147 (70.67%) Windows
2 91 (43.75%) Windows Server
3 49 (23.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 36 (17.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 32 (15.38%) Linux
6 20 (9.62%) Windows 10
7 19 (9.13%) Unix
7 19 (9.13%) Windows 7
8 17 (8.17%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (5.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (3.85%) HPUX
11 5 (2.40%) AIX
12 4 (1.92%) CentOS
13 3 (1.44%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.48%) Debian
14 1 (0.48%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.48%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (26.92%) ITIL
2 26 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 23 (11.06%) Change Management
4 22 (10.58%) Change Control
5 21 (10.10%) Root Cause Analysis
6 15 (7.21%) Configuration Management
7 13 (6.25%) Infrastructure Management
7 13 (6.25%) Open Source
8 12 (5.77%) Load Balancing
9 11 (5.29%) Project Management
9 11 (5.29%) Service Delivery
10 10 (4.81%) People Management
11 9 (4.33%) Problem Management
12 8 (3.85%) Statistics
12 8 (3.85%) Time Management
12 8 (3.85%) WAN Optimisation
13 7 (3.37%) DevOps
14 6 (2.88%) High Availability
14 6 (2.88%) Server Patching
14 6 (2.88%) Strategic Thinking
Programming Languages
1 40 (19.23%) PowerShell
2 27 (12.98%) SQL
3 15 (7.21%) Shell Script
4 10 (4.81%) Python
5 9 (4.33%) Java
6 7 (3.37%) VB
6 7 (3.37%) VBScript
7 6 (2.88%) Ruby
8 4 (1.92%) Perl
9 3 (1.44%) Jython
9 3 (1.44%) Korn
10 2 (0.96%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.48%) C#
11 1 (0.48%) C++
11 1 (0.48%) Go
11 1 (0.48%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.48%) Scala
11 1 (0.48%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 46 (22.12%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (15.38%) MCSA
3 29 (13.94%) Cisco Certification
4 27 (12.98%) Degree
4 27 (12.98%) MCSE
5 17 (8.17%) CCNA
6 14 (6.73%) CCNP
7 11 (5.29%) MCP
7 11 (5.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 10 (4.81%) CCIE
8 10 (4.81%) Citrix Certification
8 10 (4.81%) Security Cleared
9 9 (4.33%) CCA
9 9 (4.33%) SC Cleared
10 7 (3.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 4 (1.92%) MCITP
12 3 (1.44%) Computer Science Degree
12 3 (1.44%) HNC
12 3 (1.44%) HND
13 2 (0.96%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (3.37%) SLA
3 6 (2.88%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.96%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 113 (54.33%) Active Directory
2 62 (29.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (25.00%) Hyper-V
4 24 (11.54%) VMware ESXi
5 21 (10.10%) vSphere
6 12 (5.77%) XenApp
7 10 (4.81%) VMware Server
8 8 (3.85%) XenDesktop
9 5 (2.40%) Docker
9 5 (2.40%) Terminal Services
10 3 (1.44%) PowerHA
11 2 (0.96%) NFS
11 2 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.96%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.48%) Kamailio
12 1 (0.48%) KVM
12 1 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.48%) OpenSIPS
12 1 (0.48%) Varnish
12 1 (0.48%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 21 (10.10%) WSUS
2 18 (8.65%) SCOM
3 14 (6.73%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (5.77%) Puppet
5 11 (5.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 9 (4.33%) EMC NetWorker
6 9 (4.33%) SCCM
7 8 (3.85%) Ansible
8 6 (2.88%) Cisco CUCM
8 6 (2.88%) Nagios
9 5 (2.40%) CA Wily
9 5 (2.40%) Kubernetes
10 4 (1.92%) Microsoft Clustering
11 3 (1.44%) CFEngine
11 3 (1.44%) vCenter Server
12 2 (0.96%) BladeLogic
12 2 (0.96%) EdgeSight
12 2 (0.96%) SnapMirror
13 1 (0.48%) cPanel
13 1 (0.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 113 (54.33%) VMware
2 83 (39.90%) Cisco
3 70 (33.65%) Microsoft
4 48 (23.08%) Citrix
5 33 (15.87%) NetApp
6 24 (11.54%) HP
7 22 (10.58%) Red Hat
8 18 (8.65%) Dell
9 17 (8.17%) CommVault
9 17 (8.17%) EqualLogic
10 15 (7.21%) Symantec
11 14 (6.73%) Veeam
12 13 (6.25%) EMC
12 13 (6.25%) Juniper
13 11 (5.29%) Mitel
14 10 (4.81%) F5
14 10 (4.81%) Lotus
14 10 (4.81%) Riverbed
15 7 (3.37%) IBM
16 6 (2.88%) 3PAR