Period
to 20 October 2019

The median annual salary for an Infrastructure Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 20 October 2019.

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 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 115 189 185
Rank change year-on-year +74 -4 +10
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 279 188 208
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.79% 1.61% 1.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.91% 1.66% 1.68%
Number of salaries quoted 245 175 166
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £31,000 £32,000 £29,750
90th Percentile £62,856 £58,750 £51,875
England median annual salary £46,000 £47,500 £43,000
% change year-on-year -3.16% +10.47% +1.18%

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 9,581 11,302 12,346
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.95% 96.71% 96.72%
Number of salaries quoted 7,493 9,134 9,887
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,192 £68,750 £63,750
England median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +3.00% - +5.26%

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 2019.

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 2019. 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 +45 166 £42,500 +6.25% 43
Cheshire +28 42 £40,000 -11.11% 8
Merseyside +32 40 £50,000 +29.03% 14
Lancashire +11 32 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Infrastructure Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 2019, 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.

1 267 (95.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 187 (67.03%) Windows
3 172 (61.65%) Active Directory
4 146 (52.33%) VMware
5 131 (46.95%) Windows Server
6 126 (45.16%) Microsoft
7 113 (40.50%) Azure
8 94 (33.69%) Office 365
9 87 (31.18%) Firewall
10 86 (30.82%) DNS
11 77 (27.60%) Cisco
12 76 (27.24%) VMware Infrastructure
13 67 (24.01%) ITIL
14 63 (22.58%) Mentoring
15 61 (21.86%) Agile Software Development
16 59 (21.15%) Hyper-V
16 59 (21.15%) Public Sector
17 58 (20.79%) DHCP
18 57 (20.43%) AWS
19 53 (19.00%) SAN
20 52 (18.64%) Coaching
21 51 (18.28%) SCCM
22 46 (16.49%) Data Centre
23 45 (16.13%) PowerShell
23 45 (16.13%) TCP/IP
24 44 (15.77%) MS Exchange
25 43 (15.41%) Linux
26 41 (14.70%) LAN
26 41 (14.70%) Windows Server 2012
27 39 (13.98%) WAN

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 44 (15.77%) MS Exchange
2 23 (8.24%) SharePoint
3 17 (6.09%) IIS
4 12 (4.30%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (2.51%) WebSphere
6 5 (1.79%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (1.43%) Apache
7 4 (1.43%) Skype for Business
8 3 (1.08%) nginx
9 2 (0.72%) CMS
9 2 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.72%) PowerExchange
9 2 (0.72%) SAS
10 1 (0.36%) OpenStack
Applications
1 8 (2.87%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 113 (40.50%) Azure
2 94 (33.69%) Office 365
3 57 (20.43%) AWS
4 21 (7.53%) Azure Active Directory
5 19 (6.81%) IaaS
6 9 (3.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 9 (3.23%) Amazon EC2
6 9 (3.23%) Amazon ECS
6 9 (3.23%) AWS CloudFormation
6 9 (3.23%) AWS Lambda
6 9 (3.23%) AWS OpsWorks
6 9 (3.23%) Serverless
6 9 (3.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 8 (2.87%) Amazon EKS
7 8 (2.87%) Amazon ELB
7 8 (2.87%) Amazon S3
7 8 (2.87%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 8 (2.87%) PaaS
7 8 (2.87%) Route 53
8 5 (1.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 87 (31.18%) Firewall
2 86 (30.82%) DNS
3 58 (20.79%) DHCP
4 53 (19.00%) SAN
5 45 (16.13%) TCP/IP
6 41 (14.70%) LAN
7 39 (13.98%) WAN
8 22 (7.89%) VLAN
8 22 (7.89%) VPN
9 17 (6.09%) Network Security
10 13 (4.66%) Cisco ASA
11 11 (3.94%) DMZ
12 8 (2.87%) IP Telephony
12 8 (2.87%) Wireless
13 7 (2.51%) IPv4
13 7 (2.51%) Kerberos
14 6 (2.15%) NAS
14 6 (2.15%) VoIP
15 4 (1.43%) Intrusion Detection
15 4 (1.43%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (6.81%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.87%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.08%) MySQL
5 2 (0.72%) PowerCenter
6 1 (0.36%) Cosmos DB
6 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (1.79%) GitLab
1 5 (1.79%) Octopus Deploy
2 3 (1.08%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.08%) MSI
3 2 (0.72%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.72%) JIRA
3 2 (0.72%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.36%) Artifactory
4 1 (0.36%) Gerrit
4 1 (0.36%) GoCD
4 1 (0.36%) Robot Framework
4 1 (0.36%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.36%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 59 (21.15%) Public Sector
2 22 (7.89%) Finance
3 18 (6.45%) Telecoms
4 11 (3.94%) Fire and Rescue
4 11 (3.94%) Police
5 10 (3.58%) Legal
6 8 (2.87%) Banking
7 4 (1.43%) Law
8 2 (0.72%) Retail
9 1 (0.36%) Housing Association
9 1 (0.36%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.66%) Web Services
2 7 (2.51%) JSON
3 3 (1.08%) LAMP
3 3 (1.08%) LEMP Stack
4 2 (0.72%) .NET
4 2 (0.72%) ASP.NET
4 2 (0.72%) Velocity
5 1 (0.36%) HTML
5 1 (0.36%) HTML5
5 1 (0.36%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 46 (16.49%) Data Centre
2 18 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (4.30%) User Experience
4 11 (3.94%) Data Protection Act
5 9 (3.23%) Enterprise Cloud
5 9 (3.23%) Private Cloud
6 8 (2.87%) EMC VNX
7 7 (2.51%) Driving Licence
8 6 (2.15%) Public Cloud
8 6 (2.15%) Replication
9 5 (1.79%) Clustering
10 4 (1.43%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.43%) PKI
11 3 (1.08%) Cybercrime
11 3 (1.08%) Cyberthreat
11 3 (1.08%) EMC VMAX
11 3 (1.08%) Enterprise Storage
11 3 (1.08%) Hybrid Cloud
12 2 (0.72%) CMDB
12 2 (0.72%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 187 (67.03%) Windows
2 131 (46.95%) Windows Server
3 43 (15.41%) Linux
4 41 (14.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (8.96%) Windows 10
6 15 (5.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (5.02%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (3.58%) Windows 7
9 8 (2.87%) CentOS
10 7 (2.51%) Android
10 7 (2.51%) Apple iOS
10 7 (2.51%) Unix
11 6 (2.15%) AIX
12 5 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (1.08%) VMS
14 2 (0.72%) Data ONTAP
14 2 (0.72%) HPUX
14 2 (0.72%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.36%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.36%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 267 (95.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 67 (24.01%) ITIL
3 63 (22.58%) Mentoring
4 61 (21.86%) Agile Software Development
5 52 (18.64%) Coaching
6 34 (12.19%) DevOps
7 30 (10.75%) Problem-Solving
8 28 (10.04%) Service Management
9 25 (8.96%) Migration
10 22 (7.89%) Configuration Management
11 20 (7.17%) Change Management
12 19 (6.81%) Infrastructure as Code
13 17 (6.09%) Stakeholder Management
14 16 (5.73%) Disaster Recovery
14 16 (5.73%) Infrastructure Management
14 16 (5.73%) Operational Stability
15 15 (5.38%) Analytics
15 15 (5.38%) Digital Transformation Programme
15 15 (5.38%) Identity Management
15 15 (5.38%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (16.13%) PowerShell
2 27 (9.68%) SQL
3 12 (4.30%) Python
4 6 (2.15%) Bash Shell
5 4 (1.43%) Java
6 3 (1.08%) PHP
7 2 (0.72%) Korn
7 2 (0.72%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.36%) C#
8 1 (0.36%) Go
8 1 (0.36%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (6.81%) Degree
2 16 (5.73%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (5.02%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (3.94%) CCNP
4 11 (3.94%) ITIL Certification
4 11 (3.94%) MCSE
5 9 (3.23%) CCNA
6 8 (2.87%) SC Cleared
6 8 (2.87%) Security Cleared
6 8 (2.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (1.79%) MCP
8 4 (1.43%) CCDP
8 4 (1.43%) CCIE
9 2 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.36%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.36%) MCITP
10 1 (0.36%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.66%) SLA
2 5 (1.79%) GDPR
3 3 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.72%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.36%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.36%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.36%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 172 (61.65%) Active Directory
2 76 (27.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (21.15%) Hyper-V
4 31 (11.11%) vSphere
5 24 (8.60%) VMware ESXi
6 16 (5.73%) Virtual Servers
7 15 (5.38%) VMware Workstation
8 14 (5.02%) XenApp
9 8 (2.87%) Virtual Machines
10 7 (2.51%) Docker
10 7 (2.51%) Terminal Services
10 7 (2.51%) Virtual Desktop
11 6 (2.15%) Microsoft App-V
11 6 (2.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 6 (2.15%) XenDesktop
12 3 (1.08%) vCloud
12 3 (1.08%) VMware NSX
13 2 (0.72%) VMware Server
14 1 (0.36%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 51 (18.28%) SCCM
2 23 (8.24%) SCOM
3 17 (6.09%) WSUS
4 12 (4.30%) Microsoft Intune
5 11 (3.94%) Jamf Pro
5 11 (3.94%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 11 (3.94%) Nagios
6 9 (3.23%) Terraform
7 8 (2.87%) AirWatch
7 8 (2.87%) SCVMM
8 7 (2.51%) Puppet
8 7 (2.51%) SCOrch
9 5 (1.79%) McAfee ePO
9 5 (1.79%) Single Sign-On
10 4 (1.43%) Norton AntiVirus
11 3 (1.08%) Kubernetes
11 3 (1.08%) SnapMirror
11 3 (1.08%) SnapVault
11 3 (1.08%) vCenter Server
11 3 (1.08%) vMotion
Vendors
1 146 (52.33%) VMware
2 126 (45.16%) Microsoft
3 77 (27.60%) Cisco
4 38 (13.62%) Citrix
4 38 (13.62%) NetApp
5 26 (9.32%) HP
6 22 (7.89%) EMC
6 22 (7.89%) Palo Alto
7 16 (5.73%) Red Hat
8 14 (5.02%) SolarWinds
9 12 (4.30%) Veeam
10 9 (3.23%) Fortinet
11 8 (2.87%) IBM
11 8 (2.87%) McAfee
12 7 (2.51%) Dell
13 6 (2.15%) 3PAR
13 6 (2.15%) CheckPoint
13 6 (2.15%) CyberArk
13 6 (2.15%) Oracle
14 5 (1.79%) Symantec