Period
to 14 December 2018

The median annual salary for an Infrastructure Engineer was £42,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 14 December 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 171 193 195
Rank change year-on-year +22 +2 +17
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 197 190 189
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.75% 1.44% 1.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.81% 1.49% 1.57%
Number of salaries quoted 178 150 155
North West median annual salary £42,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.00% - -
10th Percentile £32,000 £28,975 £29,750
90th Percentile £66,341 £52,500 £49,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.76% - -

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 10,898 12,719 12,074
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.58% 96.68% 96.89%
Number of salaries quoted 8,840 10,208 10,163
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,750 £24,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.06%

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 14 December 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 14 December 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 +31 134 £42,000 +13.51% 28
Cheshire -1 29 £39,500 +1.28% 6
Merseyside +2 19 £35,000 -17.16% 8
Lancashire +20 15 £46,903 +44.32% 12
Infrastructure Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 (95.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 138 (70.05%) VMware
3 135 (68.53%) Windows
4 110 (55.84%) Windows Server
5 101 (51.27%) Active Directory
6 78 (39.59%) Microsoft
7 66 (33.50%) VMware Infrastructure
8 64 (32.49%) Linux
9 59 (29.95%) Microsoft Azure
10 58 (29.44%) Cisco
11 54 (27.41%) Mentoring
12 53 (26.90%) DNS
13 51 (25.89%) Agile Software Development
14 49 (24.87%) Coaching
14 49 (24.87%) Windows Server 2012
15 47 (23.86%) Office 365
16 45 (22.84%) SAN
17 44 (22.34%) ITIL
18 43 (21.83%) Windows Server 2008
19 42 (21.32%) SQL
19 42 (21.32%) DHCP
20 41 (20.81%) Firewall
21 37 (18.78%) PowerShell
22 31 (15.74%) Amazon AWS
22 31 (15.74%) Citrix
23 29 (14.72%) NetApp
24 28 (14.21%) MS Exchange
25 27 (13.71%) Cisco Certification
25 27 (13.71%) Hyper-V
25 27 (13.71%) Analytical Skills

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 28 (14.21%) MS Exchange
2 23 (11.68%) IIS
3 17 (8.63%) SharePoint
4 11 (5.58%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (4.57%) Skype for Business
6 4 (2.03%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (2.03%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.02%) Apache
7 2 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.51%) Confluence
8 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.51%) nginx
8 1 (0.51%) OpenStack
Applications
1 6 (3.05%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 59 (29.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 47 (23.86%) Office 365
3 31 (15.74%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (4.06%) GitHub
5 7 (3.55%) IaaS
6 6 (3.05%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.51%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.51%) Amazon Kinesis
7 1 (0.51%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.51%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.51%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.51%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.51%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.51%) PaaS
7 1 (0.51%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 53 (26.90%) DNS
2 45 (22.84%) SAN
3 42 (21.32%) DHCP
4 41 (20.81%) Firewall
5 19 (9.64%) TCP/IP
6 18 (9.14%) LAN
7 15 (7.61%) WAN
8 11 (5.58%) Network Security
8 11 (5.58%) VPN
9 8 (4.06%) HTTP
10 7 (3.55%) NAS
10 7 (3.55%) SSL
10 7 (3.55%) Unified Communications
11 6 (3.05%) FTP
11 6 (3.05%) iSCSI
11 6 (3.05%) SMTP
11 6 (3.05%) SSH
12 5 (2.54%) Skype
12 5 (2.54%) VLAN
12 5 (2.54%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.63%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.57%) MySQL
3 8 (4.06%) MongoDB
3 8 (4.06%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (3.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (3.55%) SQL Server 2016
5 6 (3.05%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (1.02%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.02%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.51%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.51%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.51%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 11 (5.58%) Jenkins
2 8 (4.06%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.02%) Chocolatey
3 2 (1.02%) GitLab
3 2 (1.02%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.51%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.51%) JIRA
4 1 (0.51%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.51%) SonarQube
4 1 (0.51%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.51%) Subversion
General
1 25 (12.69%) Finance
2 17 (8.63%) Telecoms
3 8 (4.06%) Retail
4 7 (3.55%) Legal
5 3 (1.52%) Law
6 2 (1.02%) Banking
7 1 (0.51%) Back Office
7 1 (0.51%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.54%) HTML
2 3 (1.52%) Web Services
3 2 (1.02%) Kafka
3 2 (1.02%) Middleware
3 2 (1.02%) OAuth
3 2 (1.02%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (1.02%) SAML
4 1 (0.51%) Flash
4 1 (0.51%) HTML5
4 1 (0.51%) LEMP Stack
4 1 (0.51%) PHP-FPM
Miscellaneous
1 27 (13.71%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (8.63%) Data Centre
3 15 (7.61%) Clustering
4 12 (6.09%) Enterprise Storage
5 5 (2.54%) FlexPod
5 5 (2.54%) PKI
5 5 (2.54%) Replication
6 4 (2.03%) Driving Licence
6 4 (2.03%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (1.52%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.02%) EMC VNX
8 2 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.51%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.51%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.51%) CMDB
9 1 (0.51%) iPhone
9 1 (0.51%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.51%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.51%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.51%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 135 (68.53%) Windows
2 110 (55.84%) Windows Server
3 64 (32.49%) Linux
4 49 (24.87%) Windows Server 2012
5 43 (21.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 25 (12.69%) Windows Server 2003
7 21 (10.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 17 (8.63%) Windows 10
9 5 (2.54%) Data ONTAP
9 5 (2.54%) Windows 7
10 4 (2.03%) Solaris
10 4 (2.03%) Windows 8
11 3 (1.52%) Android
11 3 (1.52%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.52%) SUSE
11 3 (1.52%) Ubuntu
11 3 (1.52%) Unix
12 2 (1.02%) AIX
12 2 (1.02%) CentOS
13 1 (0.51%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (95.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 54 (27.41%) Mentoring
3 51 (25.89%) Agile Software Development
4 49 (24.87%) Coaching
5 44 (22.34%) ITIL
6 26 (13.20%) Service Management
7 24 (12.18%) Problem-Solving
8 21 (10.66%) Analytics
9 17 (8.63%) DevOps
9 17 (8.63%) Server Management
10 15 (7.61%) Change Management
10 15 (7.61%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 12 (6.09%) Disaster Recovery
11 12 (6.09%) Problem Management
12 11 (5.58%) Migration
13 10 (5.08%) Patch Management
13 10 (5.08%) Root Cause Analysis
14 9 (4.57%) Information Security
14 9 (4.57%) Load Balancing
15 8 (4.06%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 42 (21.32%) SQL
2 37 (18.78%) PowerShell
3 13 (6.60%) Bash Shell
4 7 (3.55%) Python
5 4 (2.03%) Java
6 3 (1.52%) Perl
7 2 (1.02%) Ruby
8 1 (0.51%) C
8 1 (0.51%) C#
8 1 (0.51%) PHP
8 1 (0.51%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 27 (13.71%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (13.20%) CCNA
2 26 (13.20%) Microsoft Certification
3 20 (10.15%) MCSE
4 13 (6.60%) CCNP
5 9 (4.57%) CCIE
5 9 (4.57%) ITIL Certification
6 8 (4.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 7 (3.55%) Degree
7 7 (3.55%) MCSA
8 6 (3.05%) SC Cleared
8 6 (3.05%) Security Cleared
9 5 (2.54%) MCP
10 4 (2.03%) NCDA
10 4 (2.03%) VCAP
10 4 (2.03%) VCP5
11 3 (1.52%) MCITP
11 3 (1.52%) MCTS
12 2 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (0.51%) Avaya Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (2.54%) PCI DSS
2 5 (2.54%) SLA
3 3 (1.52%) FISMA
4 2 (1.02%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 101 (51.27%) Active Directory
2 66 (33.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (13.71%) Hyper-V
4 21 (10.66%) vSphere
5 18 (9.14%) XenApp
6 16 (8.12%) XenDesktop
7 15 (7.61%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (3.55%) Virtual Machines
9 6 (3.05%) Virtual Desktop
10 4 (2.03%) Docker
10 4 (2.03%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (1.52%) NFS
11 3 (1.52%) Terminal Services
12 2 (1.02%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (1.02%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.51%) PowerHA
13 1 (0.51%) vCloud
13 1 (0.51%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 1 (0.51%) VirtualBox
13 1 (0.51%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 24 (12.18%) SCCM
2 12 (6.09%) Puppet
3 10 (5.08%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (4.57%) Nagios
4 9 (4.57%) SCOM
5 8 (4.06%) Microsoft Clustering
6 7 (3.55%) AirWatch
6 7 (3.55%) Ansible
7 5 (2.54%) vCenter Server
7 5 (2.54%) vRealize
8 4 (2.03%) NetBackup
8 4 (2.03%) WSUS
9 3 (1.52%) Kubernetes
9 3 (1.52%) SCOrch
9 3 (1.52%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (1.02%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (1.02%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (1.02%) vMotion
11 1 (0.51%) Foglight
11 1 (0.51%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 138 (70.05%) VMware
2 78 (39.59%) Microsoft
3 58 (29.44%) Cisco
4 31 (15.74%) Citrix
5 29 (14.72%) NetApp
6 25 (12.69%) HP
7 23 (11.68%) Red Hat
8 20 (10.15%) Veeam
9 18 (9.14%) SolarWinds
10 9 (4.57%) Fortinet
11 8 (4.06%) Atlassian
12 7 (3.55%) Avaya
13 6 (3.05%) F5
13 6 (3.05%) McAfee
13 6 (3.05%) Nimble Storage
14 5 (2.54%) Blue Coat
14 5 (2.54%) Dell
14 5 (2.54%) IBM
14 5 (2.54%) Ivanti
14 5 (2.54%) Meraki