Period
to 20 February 2018

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 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 202 181 168
Rank change year-on-year -21 -13 +33
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 180 194 197
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.40% 1.57% 1.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.44% 1.63% 1.71%
Number of salaries quoted 144 163 163
North West median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
10th Percentile £28,000 £30,000 £21,500
90th Percentile £52,125 £48,750 £47,250
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 12,457 11,909 11,498
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.81% 96.68% 96.34%
Number of salaries quoted 10,024 10,003 9,608
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £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 20 February 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 20 February 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 -13 93 £37,500 - 32
Cheshire -35 56 £37,500 - 9
Merseyside +11 20 £42,500 -10.53% 4
Lancashire +17 10 £28,000 -20.57% 1
Infrastructure Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 February 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.

1 141 (78.33%) Windows
2 118 (65.56%) VMware
3 104 (57.78%) Active Directory
4 82 (45.56%) Microsoft
5 79 (43.89%) Windows Server
6 77 (42.78%) Office 365
7 64 (35.56%) VMware Infrastructure
8 58 (32.22%) Hyper-V
9 54 (30.00%) Cisco
10 50 (27.78%) Microsoft Certification
10 50 (27.78%) Windows Server 2012
11 48 (26.67%) SAN
11 48 (26.67%) DNS
12 46 (25.56%) Citrix
13 45 (25.00%) SCCM
14 40 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
15 38 (21.11%) Windows Server 2008
16 36 (20.00%) ITIL
17 34 (18.89%) MCSE
18 32 (17.78%) MS Exchange
19 31 (17.22%) Linux
19 31 (17.22%) DHCP
20 28 (15.56%) WAN
21 27 (15.00%) LAN
22 26 (14.44%) Exchange Server 2010
23 25 (13.89%) Firewall
24 23 (12.78%) SQL
25 22 (12.22%) Cisco Certification
26 21 (11.67%) SQL Server
26 21 (11.67%) TCP/IP

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 32 (17.78%) MS Exchange
2 26 (14.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (7.22%) SharePoint
4 8 (4.44%) IIS
4 8 (4.44%) Skype for Business
5 6 (3.33%) IBM Notes
5 6 (3.33%) JBoss
5 6 (3.33%) Tomcat
6 5 (2.78%) Apache
7 4 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (2.22%) WebSphere
7 4 (2.22%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.11%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.56%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.56%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 19 (10.56%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 77 (42.78%) Office 365
2 40 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (3.89%) OneDrive
5 5 (2.78%) PaaS
6 4 (2.22%) IaaS
7 2 (1.11%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (1.11%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.56%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.56%) SaaS
8 1 (0.56%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 48 (26.67%) DNS
1 48 (26.67%) SAN
2 31 (17.22%) DHCP
3 28 (15.56%) WAN
4 27 (15.00%) LAN
5 25 (13.89%) Firewall
6 21 (11.67%) TCP/IP
7 14 (7.78%) VPN
8 10 (5.56%) VoIP
9 7 (3.89%) NetScaler
9 7 (3.89%) Skype
10 6 (3.33%) WLAN
11 4 (2.22%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (2.22%) SSL
11 4 (2.22%) Wireless
12 3 (1.67%) MPLS
12 3 (1.67%) VLAN
13 2 (1.11%) Broadband
13 2 (1.11%) HTTP
13 2 (1.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (11.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.78%) MySQL
2 5 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.56%) Big Data
4 1 (0.56%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.56%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (1.11%) Jenkins
1 2 (1.11%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (0.56%) Travis CI
General
1 20 (11.11%) Finance
2 9 (5.00%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.78%) Retail
4 3 (1.67%) Banking
4 3 (1.67%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.11%) Advertising
5 2 (1.11%) Front Office
5 2 (1.11%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.11%) Law
6 1 (0.56%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.33%) Middleware
1 6 (3.33%) Web Services
2 2 (1.11%) .NET
2 2 (1.11%) LDAP
3 1 (0.56%) Flash
3 1 (0.56%) FreeSWITCH
3 1 (0.56%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (0.56%) MSMQ
3 1 (0.56%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 21 (11.67%) Data Centre
2 8 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.44%) Driving Licence
3 6 (3.33%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.78%) Clustering
4 5 (2.78%) Fat Client
4 5 (2.78%) Replication
4 5 (2.78%) Thin Client
5 4 (2.22%) Client/Server
5 4 (2.22%) Public Cloud
6 3 (1.67%) Life Science
6 3 (1.67%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.11%) User Experience
7 2 (1.11%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.56%) BYOD
8 1 (0.56%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.56%) FlexPod
8 1 (0.56%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.56%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.56%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 141 (78.33%) Windows
2 79 (43.89%) Windows Server
3 50 (27.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 38 (21.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 31 (17.22%) Linux
6 16 (8.89%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (7.22%) Unix
7 13 (7.22%) Windows 10
8 10 (5.56%) HPUX
8 10 (5.56%) Windows 7
9 7 (3.89%) CentOS
9 7 (3.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (2.78%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.56%) AIX
11 1 (0.56%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (0.56%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.56%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (20.00%) ITIL
2 19 (10.56%) Disaster Recovery
3 13 (7.22%) Change Management
3 13 (7.22%) E-Commerce
4 11 (6.11%) Mentoring
4 11 (6.11%) Open Source
5 10 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (5.56%) High Availability
6 8 (4.44%) Coaching
6 8 (4.44%) Information Security
7 6 (3.33%) Application Packaging
7 6 (3.33%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (3.33%) Change Control
7 6 (3.33%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (3.33%) DevOps
7 6 (3.33%) Mobile Device Management
8 5 (2.78%) Load Balancing
8 5 (2.78%) Migration
8 5 (2.78%) Project Management
8 5 (2.78%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (12.78%) SQL
2 18 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 13 (7.22%) Shell Script
4 7 (3.89%) Java
5 2 (1.11%) Python
6 1 (0.56%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.56%) C
6 1 (0.56%) C++
6 1 (0.56%) Go
6 1 (0.56%) Jython
6 1 (0.56%) Korn
6 1 (0.56%) Perl
6 1 (0.56%) Scala
Qualifications
1 50 (27.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (18.89%) MCSE
3 22 (12.22%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (11.11%) MCSA
5 18 (10.00%) CCNA
6 12 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 10 (5.56%) CCNP
8 8 (4.44%) Degree
9 7 (3.89%) MCITP
9 7 (3.89%) MCP
10 5 (2.78%) CCA
10 5 (2.78%) Citrix Certification
10 5 (2.78%) NCDA
10 5 (2.78%) Security Cleared
11 4 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (1.67%) MCTS
13 2 (1.11%) CCIE
14 1 (0.56%) CISSP
14 1 (0.56%) Computer Science Degree
14 1 (0.56%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.44%) SLA
2 5 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.67%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.11%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.56%) PMO
System Software
1 104 (57.78%) Active Directory
2 64 (35.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (32.22%) Hyper-V
4 12 (6.67%) XenApp
5 10 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (5.56%) vSphere
6 8 (4.44%) XenDesktop
7 5 (2.78%) Terminal Services
8 4 (2.22%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (1.67%) XenServer
10 2 (1.11%) Docker
11 1 (0.56%) NFS
11 1 (0.56%) OpenSIPS
11 1 (0.56%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.56%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.56%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 45 (25.00%) SCCM
2 9 (5.00%) SCOM
2 9 (5.00%) WSUS
3 7 (3.89%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (2.22%) CA Wily
4 4 (2.22%) Microsoft Clustering
4 4 (2.22%) Puppet
4 4 (2.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 3 (1.67%) Ansible
5 3 (1.67%) BladeLogic
5 3 (1.67%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (1.67%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (1.11%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (1.11%) Kubernetes
6 2 (1.11%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (1.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.56%) Mesos
7 1 (0.56%) Nagios
7 1 (0.56%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.56%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 118 (65.56%) VMware
2 82 (45.56%) Microsoft
3 54 (30.00%) Cisco
4 46 (25.56%) Citrix
5 18 (10.00%) NetApp
6 17 (9.44%) HP
7 16 (8.89%) Red Hat
8 11 (6.11%) Dell
8 11 (6.11%) IBM
9 9 (5.00%) 3PAR
9 9 (5.00%) Veeam
10 7 (3.89%) CommVault
10 7 (3.89%) EqualLogic
11 6 (3.33%) Lotus
11 6 (3.33%) Symantec
12 5 (2.78%) F5
12 5 (2.78%) Google
13 3 (1.67%) CA
13 3 (1.67%) Capita
14 2 (1.11%) Remedy