Period
to 17 June 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 17 June 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
17 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 136 209 193
Rank change year-on-year +73 -16 -6
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 242 158 189
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.36% 1.29% 1.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.47% 1.33% 1.53%
Number of salaries quoted 217 136 168
North West median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £30,900 £28,000 £30,350
90th Percentile £60,000 £51,875 £51,250
England median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +2.22% +4.65% -

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 9,816 11,877 12,341
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.70% 96.91% 96.88%
Number of salaries quoted 7,393 9,665 10,181
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,050 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £66,250 £62,500
England median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £47,500
% 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 17 June 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 17 June 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 +86 156 £42,500 +13.33% 32
Cheshire +59 57 £40,500 -14.29% 14
Lancashire -8 23 £42,500 +51.79% 6
Merseyside -10 6 £57,500 +43.75% 10
Infrastructure Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 June 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.

1 227 (93.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 149 (61.57%) Windows
3 134 (55.37%) Active Directory
4 133 (54.96%) VMware
5 114 (47.11%) Microsoft
6 108 (44.63%) Windows Server
7 104 (42.98%) Microsoft Azure
8 97 (40.08%) Cisco
9 82 (33.88%) Firewall
10 73 (30.17%) Office 365
11 67 (27.69%) VMware Infrastructure
12 64 (26.45%) DNS
13 58 (23.97%) ITIL
14 53 (21.90%) TCP/IP
14 53 (21.90%) Windows Server 2012
15 52 (21.49%) SAN
16 51 (21.07%) Agile Software Development
17 50 (20.66%) DHCP
18 48 (19.83%) NetApp
19 43 (17.77%) Linux
20 42 (17.36%) MS Exchange
20 42 (17.36%) SQL
21 41 (16.94%) Hyper-V
22 40 (16.53%) Amazon AWS
22 40 (16.53%) Disaster Recovery
23 39 (16.12%) PowerShell
24 38 (15.70%) Data Centre
25 37 (15.29%) SCCM
26 36 (14.88%) vSphere
27 35 (14.46%) 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 42 (17.36%) MS Exchange
2 23 (9.50%) SharePoint
3 19 (7.85%) IIS
4 14 (5.79%) WebSphere
5 10 (4.13%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (2.48%) Skype for Business
7 3 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.24%) OpenStack
7 3 (1.24%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.83%) Apache
8 2 (0.83%) Confluence
8 2 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.41%) nginx
9 1 (0.41%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (1.65%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.41%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 104 (42.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 73 (30.17%) Office 365
3 40 (16.53%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (4.13%) Azure Active Directory
5 9 (3.72%) SaaS
6 8 (3.31%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (3.31%) Google Cloud Platform
7 6 (2.48%) IaaS
8 4 (1.65%) PaaS
9 3 (1.24%) GitHub
10 2 (0.83%) Amazon Kinesis
10 2 (0.83%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.41%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.41%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.41%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 82 (33.88%) Firewall
2 64 (26.45%) DNS
3 53 (21.90%) TCP/IP
4 52 (21.49%) SAN
5 50 (20.66%) DHCP
6 35 (14.46%) WAN
7 30 (12.40%) VLAN
8 29 (11.98%) LAN
9 28 (11.57%) VPN
10 18 (7.44%) Cisco ASA
11 15 (6.20%) MPLS
12 13 (5.37%) Wireless
13 12 (4.96%) NAS
14 9 (3.72%) Kerberos
14 9 (3.72%) Network Security
15 8 (3.31%) VoIP
16 7 (2.89%) Skype
16 7 (2.89%) Wi-Fi
17 6 (2.48%) DMZ
18 5 (2.07%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (10.74%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (2.89%) Azure SQL Database
3 7 (2.89%) SQL Server 2016
4 5 (2.07%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.83%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.41%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (0.41%) Big Data
6 1 (0.41%) Cosmos DB
6 1 (0.41%) MySQL
6 1 (0.41%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (2.89%) Git (software)
2 6 (2.48%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.65%) Octopus Deploy
3 4 (1.65%) Vagrant
4 3 (1.24%) Artifactory
4 3 (1.24%) Gerrit
4 3 (1.24%) GoCD
4 3 (1.24%) Robot Framework
4 3 (1.24%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (0.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.83%) GitLab
5 2 (0.83%) JIRA
6 1 (0.41%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.41%) eggPlant
6 1 (0.41%) Maven
6 1 (0.41%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.41%) Subversion
6 1 (0.41%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 21 (8.68%) Finance
2 19 (7.85%) Retail
3 16 (6.61%) Telecoms
4 12 (4.96%) Banking
5 7 (2.89%) Law
5 7 (2.89%) Legal
6 3 (1.24%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.41%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.48%) .NET
1 6 (2.48%) WAP
2 4 (1.65%) Middleware
3 3 (1.24%) Web Services
4 2 (0.83%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (0.83%) Flash
5 1 (0.41%) HTML
5 1 (0.41%) HTML5
5 1 (0.41%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (0.41%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 38 (15.70%) Data Centre
2 16 (6.61%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (6.61%) EMC VNX
2 16 (6.61%) Replication
3 10 (4.13%) Driving Licence
3 10 (4.13%) Self-Motivation
4 9 (3.72%) Hybrid Cloud
5 7 (2.89%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.48%) Data Protection Act
7 5 (2.07%) Smartphone
8 4 (1.65%) Enterprise Storage
8 4 (1.65%) Public Cloud
9 3 (1.24%) FlexPod
9 3 (1.24%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (1.24%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.83%) PKI
11 1 (0.41%) Clustering
11 1 (0.41%) Life Science
11 1 (0.41%) Mashup
11 1 (0.41%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 149 (61.57%) Windows
2 108 (44.63%) Windows Server
3 53 (21.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 43 (17.77%) Linux
5 25 (10.33%) Windows 7
6 24 (9.92%) Windows 10
7 14 (5.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (2.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (2.48%) Unix
8 6 (2.48%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.24%) AIX
9 3 (1.24%) Ubuntu
9 3 (1.24%) VMS
10 2 (0.83%) CentOS
10 2 (0.83%) Data ONTAP
10 2 (0.83%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.41%) Debian
11 1 (0.41%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.41%) Solaris
11 1 (0.41%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 227 (93.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 58 (23.97%) ITIL
3 51 (21.07%) Agile Software Development
4 40 (16.53%) Disaster Recovery
5 33 (13.64%) Mentoring
6 29 (11.98%) DevOps
7 27 (11.16%) Migration
8 24 (9.92%) Problem-Solving
9 21 (8.68%) Patch Management
10 20 (8.26%) Coaching
11 19 (7.85%) Continuous Integration
12 16 (6.61%) Configuration Management
13 15 (6.20%) ITIL V3
14 14 (5.79%) Continuous Delivery
14 14 (5.79%) High Availability
15 11 (4.55%) Project Management
15 11 (4.55%) Service Management
15 11 (4.55%) Software Engineering
15 11 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
16 10 (4.13%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 42 (17.36%) SQL
2 39 (16.12%) PowerShell
3 15 (6.20%) Python
4 10 (4.13%) Java
5 7 (2.89%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.24%) Go
7 2 (0.83%) C
7 2 (0.83%) C#
7 2 (0.83%) Perl
7 2 (0.83%) PHP
7 2 (0.83%) Ruby
8 1 (0.41%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (8.26%) Cisco Certification
1 20 (8.26%) Degree
1 20 (8.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (7.02%) CCNA
3 14 (5.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 13 (5.37%) CCNP
5 11 (4.55%) MCSE
6 10 (4.13%) CCIE
7 9 (3.72%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (2.89%) MCP
9 4 (1.65%) MCSA
10 3 (1.24%) CCDP
11 2 (0.83%) MCITP
12 1 (0.41%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.61%) SLA
2 7 (2.89%) Cyber Essentials
2 7 (2.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.65%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.41%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.41%) NIST
4 1 (0.41%) QA
System Software
1 134 (55.37%) Active Directory
2 67 (27.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (16.94%) Hyper-V
4 36 (14.88%) vSphere
5 31 (12.81%) VMware ESXi
6 16 (6.61%) Virtual Servers
6 16 (6.61%) XenDesktop
7 14 (5.79%) XenApp
8 12 (4.96%) VMware Workstation
9 10 (4.13%) Docker
10 5 (2.07%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 5 (2.07%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (1.65%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 3 (1.24%) VirtualBox
12 3 (1.24%) VMware NSX
13 2 (0.83%) BitLocker
13 2 (0.83%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
14 1 (0.41%) vCloud
14 1 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 37 (15.29%) SCCM
2 21 (8.68%) WSUS
3 11 (4.55%) Kubernetes
3 11 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (4.55%) SCOM
3 11 (4.55%) Terraform
4 10 (4.13%) Puppet
5 9 (3.72%) Ansible
6 7 (2.89%) McAfee ePO
7 6 (2.48%) Failover Clustering
7 6 (2.48%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 5 (2.07%) Cisco UCCX
8 5 (2.07%) Nagios
9 4 (1.65%) vCenter Server
10 3 (1.24%) Docker Swarm
10 3 (1.24%) Grafana
10 3 (1.24%) Kibana
10 3 (1.24%) Trend Micro Deep Security
11 2 (0.83%) FortiGate
11 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 133 (54.96%) VMware
2 114 (47.11%) Microsoft
3 97 (40.08%) Cisco
4 48 (19.83%) NetApp
5 30 (12.40%) Citrix
6 26 (10.74%) EMC
7 25 (10.33%) HP
8 21 (8.68%) Palo Alto
9 19 (7.85%) IBM
10 17 (7.02%) Veeam
11 16 (6.61%) Fortinet
12 10 (4.13%) Meraki
13 9 (3.72%) Dell
13 9 (3.72%) SolarWinds
14 8 (3.31%) McAfee
15 7 (2.89%) CyberArk
15 7 (2.89%) WatchGuard
16 6 (2.48%) Red Hat
17 5 (2.07%) Juniper
17 5 (2.07%) Nimble Storage