Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 185 179 201
Rank change year-on-year -6 +22 +2
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 194 207 165
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.65% 1.63% 1.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.70% 1.68% 1.41%
Number of salaries quoted 180 166 134
North West median annual salary £40,000 £38,250 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.58% +2.00% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £29,750 £30,150
90th Percentile £58,796 £51,250 £47,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +9.20% +2.35% -

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 11,381 12,295 11,735
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.69% 96.67% 97.22%
Number of salaries quoted 9,196 9,872 9,906
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £24,901 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £63,750 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £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 15 October 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 15 October 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 +30 133 £40,000 +6.67% 29
Cheshire -8 40 £45,000 +12.50% 11
Merseyside 0 11 £40,000 +3.90% 5
Lancashire +6 10 £42,250 +30.00% 9
Infrastructure Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 15 October 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.

1 189 (97.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 152 (78.35%) Windows
3 140 (72.16%) VMware
4 117 (60.31%) Windows Server
5 94 (48.45%) Active Directory
6 74 (38.14%) Linux
7 73 (37.63%) Microsoft
8 62 (31.96%) Cisco
8 62 (31.96%) VMware Infrastructure
9 54 (27.84%) Microsoft Azure
10 53 (27.32%) DNS
11 46 (23.71%) Office 365
12 44 (22.68%) ITIL
12 44 (22.68%) Windows Server 2008
13 41 (21.13%) Agile Software Development
13 41 (21.13%) SQL
13 41 (21.13%) SAN
13 41 (21.13%) Firewall
13 41 (21.13%) Windows Server 2012
14 39 (20.10%) Mentoring
14 39 (20.10%) DHCP
15 35 (18.04%) PowerShell
16 34 (17.53%) Citrix
17 33 (17.01%) IIS
18 32 (16.49%) Coaching
19 29 (14.95%) MS Exchange
20 27 (13.92%) LAN
21 26 (13.40%) HP
21 26 (13.40%) TCP/IP
22 25 (12.89%) Microsoft Certification

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 33 (17.01%) IIS
2 29 (14.95%) MS Exchange
3 17 (8.76%) SharePoint
4 12 (6.19%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (4.64%) Skype for Business
6 5 (2.58%) Apache
7 4 (2.06%) WebLogic
8 3 (1.55%) Confluence
8 3 (1.55%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.52%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.52%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (2.58%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 54 (27.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 46 (23.71%) Office 365
3 25 (12.89%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (4.64%) GitHub
5 8 (4.12%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (3.61%) IaaS
7 1 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.52%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.52%) NuGet
7 1 (0.52%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.52%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 53 (27.32%) DNS
2 41 (21.13%) Firewall
2 41 (21.13%) SAN
3 39 (20.10%) DHCP
4 27 (13.92%) LAN
5 26 (13.40%) TCP/IP
6 20 (10.31%) WAN
7 14 (7.22%) Network Security
8 12 (6.19%) VPN
9 10 (5.15%) HTTP
9 10 (5.15%) VLAN
10 8 (4.12%) Skype
11 7 (3.61%) Unified Communications
12 6 (3.09%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (3.09%) FTP
12 6 (3.09%) SMTP
12 6 (3.09%) SSH
12 6 (3.09%) SSL
12 6 (3.09%) Wireless
13 5 (2.58%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (7.73%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.15%) MongoDB
2 10 (5.15%) MySQL
3 7 (3.61%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (3.61%) SQL Server 2016
4 6 (3.09%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (3.09%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (1.55%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.52%) Big Data
6 1 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.52%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 13 (6.70%) Jenkins
2 9 (4.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (2.06%) JIRA
4 3 (1.55%) Bitbucket
4 3 (1.55%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (1.55%) SonarQube
4 3 (1.55%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (1.55%) Subversion
5 2 (1.03%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.52%) Chocolatey
6 1 (0.52%) GitLab
6 1 (0.52%) WiX
General
1 24 (12.37%) Finance
2 15 (7.73%) Telecoms
3 12 (6.19%) Retail
4 6 (3.09%) Legal
5 3 (1.55%) Law
6 2 (1.03%) Banking
7 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.06%) HTML
1 4 (2.06%) Web Services
2 2 (1.03%) OAuth
2 2 (1.03%) SAML
3 1 (0.52%) COM
3 1 (0.52%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (0.52%) JSON
3 1 (0.52%) RESTful
3 1 (0.52%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (11.34%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (8.76%) Data Centre
3 15 (7.73%) Clustering
4 9 (4.64%) Enterprise Storage
5 5 (2.58%) PKI
6 4 (2.06%) Driving Licence
6 4 (2.06%) EMC VNX
7 3 (1.55%) Replication
8 2 (1.03%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.03%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.52%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.52%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.52%) CMDB
9 1 (0.52%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.52%) iPhone
9 1 (0.52%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.52%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.52%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.52%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 152 (78.35%) Windows
2 117 (60.31%) Windows Server
3 74 (38.14%) Linux
4 44 (22.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 41 (21.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (11.34%) Windows Server 2003
7 17 (8.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (5.67%) Windows 10
9 5 (2.58%) Ubuntu
9 5 (2.58%) Unix
10 4 (2.06%) Solaris
10 4 (2.06%) Windows 7
11 3 (1.55%) AIX
11 3 (1.55%) Android
11 3 (1.55%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.55%) CentOS
11 3 (1.55%) Windows 8
12 2 (1.03%) SUSE
13 1 (0.52%) Debian
13 1 (0.52%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (97.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 44 (22.68%) ITIL
3 41 (21.13%) Agile Software Development
4 39 (20.10%) Mentoring
5 32 (16.49%) Coaching
6 17 (8.76%) Problem-Solving
7 16 (8.25%) DevOps
7 16 (8.25%) Root Cause Analysis
7 16 (8.25%) Service Management
8 13 (6.70%) Migration
9 12 (6.19%) Disaster Recovery
9 12 (6.19%) Server Management
10 11 (5.67%) Analytics
10 11 (5.67%) Change Management
10 11 (5.67%) E-Commerce
10 11 (5.67%) Problem Management
11 10 (5.15%) Information Security
11 10 (5.15%) Test Automation
12 9 (4.64%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 9 (4.64%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (21.13%) SQL
2 35 (18.04%) PowerShell
3 14 (7.22%) Bash Shell
4 9 (4.64%) Python
5 5 (2.58%) Perl
6 4 (2.06%) Java
7 2 (1.03%) Ruby
8 1 (0.52%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 25 (12.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (12.37%) CCNA
2 24 (12.37%) Cisco Certification
3 23 (11.86%) MCSE
4 13 (6.70%) ITIL Certification
5 12 (6.19%) CCNP
6 9 (4.64%) Degree
7 7 (3.61%) CCIE
8 6 (3.09%) MCITP
8 6 (3.09%) MCP
9 5 (2.58%) MCSA
9 5 (2.58%) VCP5
9 5 (2.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (2.06%) MCTS
10 4 (2.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (1.03%) SC Cleared
11 2 (1.03%) Security Cleared
12 1 (0.52%) Avaya Certification
12 1 (0.52%) CISSP
12 1 (0.52%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (2.58%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.55%) FISMA
3 3 (1.55%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.03%) SLA
5 1 (0.52%) GDPR
5 1 (0.52%) GPG13
5 1 (0.52%) QA
5 1 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 94 (48.45%) Active Directory
2 62 (31.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (12.89%) Hyper-V
4 17 (8.76%) vSphere
5 16 (8.25%) XenApp
6 13 (6.70%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (6.70%) XenDesktop
7 8 (4.12%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (2.06%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (2.06%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (1.55%) Docker
9 3 (1.55%) Terminal Services
10 2 (1.03%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.52%) KVM
11 1 (0.52%) PowerHA
11 1 (0.52%) vCloud
11 1 (0.52%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.52%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.52%) Xen
Systems Management
1 20 (10.31%) SCCM
2 13 (6.70%) Puppet
3 12 (6.19%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (4.12%) Nagios
5 7 (3.61%) AirWatch
5 7 (3.61%) Ansible
5 7 (3.61%) SCOM
5 7 (3.61%) vCenter Server
6 6 (3.09%) Microsoft Clustering
7 4 (2.06%) vRealize
7 4 (2.06%) WSUS
8 3 (1.55%) SCOrch
8 3 (1.55%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (1.03%) FlexNet
10 1 (0.52%) CFEngine
10 1 (0.52%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.52%) Kibana
10 1 (0.52%) logstash
10 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 1 (0.52%) Terraform
Vendors
1 140 (72.16%) VMware
2 73 (37.63%) Microsoft
3 62 (31.96%) Cisco
4 34 (17.53%) Citrix
5 26 (13.40%) HP
6 20 (10.31%) NetApp
7 18 (9.28%) Red Hat
7 18 (9.28%) Veeam
8 14 (7.22%) SolarWinds
9 10 (5.15%) Atlassian
10 9 (4.64%) Avaya
10 9 (4.64%) Dell
10 9 (4.64%) Fortinet
11 8 (4.12%) F5
12 6 (3.09%) EMC
12 6 (3.09%) Nimble Storage
12 6 (3.09%) Oracle
13 5 (2.58%) Blue Coat
13 5 (2.58%) IBM
13 5 (2.58%) McAfee