Period
to 24 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Infrastructure Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Infrastructure Engineering over the 6 months to 24 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Infrastructure Engineering
England > North West
6 months to
24 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 78 64 161
Rank change year-on-year -14 +97 -8
Permanent jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering 170 361 213
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 3.53% 4.11% 2.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.77% 4.44% 2.20%
Number of salaries quoted 160 326 189
Median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -4.76% +9.80%
10th Percentile £31,925 £30,731 £31,250
90th Percentile £59,375 £60,625 £61,753
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500

Infrastructure Engineering is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,514 8,125 9,700
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 93.61% 92.59% 91.54%
Number of salaries quoted 3,819 6,511 7,889
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £73,800 £70,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

Infrastructure Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Infrastructure Engineering as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Engineering in the North West

Infrastructure Engineering
Salary Trend in the North West

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering in the North West.

Salary trend for Infrastructure Engineering in the North West

Infrastructure Engineering
Salary Histogram in the North West

Salary distribution for jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering in the North West over the 6 months to 24 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Infrastructure Engineering in the North West

Infrastructure Engineering
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 Engineering within the North West region over the 6 months to 24 January 2021. 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 -18 93 £45,500 +14.68% 35
Cheshire +11 34 £35,000 -12.50% 16
Lancashire +5 19 £42,500 - 4
Merseyside -2 19 £45,000 -10.00% 3
Cumbria +13 4 £56,500 +25.56% 2
Infrastructure Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 24 January 2021, IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Infrastructure Engineering.

1 117 (68.82%) Windows
2 113 (66.47%) VMware
3 105 (61.76%) Azure
4 76 (44.71%) VMware Infrastructure
5 70 (41.18%) Active Directory
5 70 (41.18%) Windows Server
6 69 (40.59%) Microsoft
6 69 (40.59%) Office 365
7 59 (34.71%) Cisco
8 49 (28.82%) Hyper-V
9 47 (27.65%) Firewall
10 46 (27.06%) WAN
11 45 (26.47%) DNS
12 43 (25.29%) Linux
13 40 (23.53%) AWS
14 39 (22.94%) PowerShell
15 36 (21.18%) DevOps
16 34 (20.00%) LAN
17 28 (16.47%) SAN
18 27 (15.88%) Veeam
19 26 (15.29%) SCCM
19 26 (15.29%) DHCP
19 26 (15.29%) IIS
20 25 (14.71%) Data Centre
21 24 (14.12%) Python
21 24 (14.12%) VLAN
22 23 (13.53%) SQL
22 23 (13.53%) NetApp
23 22 (12.94%) ITIL
24 21 (12.35%) SQL Server

Infrastructure Engineering
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 26 (15.29%) IIS
2 16 (9.41%) MS Exchange
3 11 (6.47%) Apache
4 6 (3.53%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (3.53%) SharePoint
5 5 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.59%) Confluence
6 1 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 105 (61.76%) Azure
2 69 (40.59%) Office 365
3 40 (23.53%) AWS
4 13 (7.65%) Mimecast
5 12 (7.06%) IaaS
6 8 (4.71%) Azure Active Directory
6 8 (4.71%) GCP
7 5 (2.94%) SaaS
8 4 (2.35%) OneDrive
8 4 (2.35%) PaaS
9 3 (1.76%) Serverless
10 1 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.59%) Azure Functions
10 1 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.59%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 47 (27.65%) Firewall
2 46 (27.06%) WAN
3 45 (26.47%) DNS
4 34 (20.00%) LAN
5 28 (16.47%) SAN
6 26 (15.29%) DHCP
7 24 (14.12%) VLAN
8 19 (11.18%) TCP/IP
9 17 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
10 15 (8.82%) Cisco Nexus
11 13 (7.65%) Wi-Fi
12 12 (7.06%) Remote Desktop
13 10 (5.88%) MPLS
14 8 (4.71%) VoIP
15 7 (4.12%) IP Telephony
16 6 (3.53%) VPN
17 5 (2.94%) Network Security
17 5 (2.94%) SSL
18 4 (2.35%) OSPF
18 4 (2.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (12.35%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.18%) Cosmos DB
2 2 (1.18%) MySQL
3 1 (0.59%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (0.59%) Big Data
3 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 7 (4.12%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.76%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.59%) JIRA
3 1 (0.59%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.59%) Selenium
3 1 (0.59%) TeamCity
General
1 12 (7.06%) Finance
1 12 (7.06%) Law
2 3 (1.76%) Public Sector
3 2 (1.18%) Banking
3 2 (1.18%) Housing Association
3 2 (1.18%) Investment Banking
3 2 (1.18%) Marketing
3 2 (1.18%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.59%) Advertising
4 1 (0.59%) Electronics
4 1 (0.59%) Local Government
4 1 (0.59%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.59%) Retail
Job Titles
1 137 (80.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 21 (12.35%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 19 (11.18%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 19 (11.18%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 16 (9.41%) Network Engineer
4 16 (9.41%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 14 (8.24%) Server Engineer
6 12 (7.06%) DevOps Engineer
6 12 (7.06%) VMware Engineer
7 11 (6.47%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
8 10 (5.88%) Azure Engineer
9 9 (5.29%) Cisco Engineer
9 9 (5.29%) IT Engineer
9 9 (5.29%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (4.71%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (4.71%) Linux Engineer
10 8 (4.71%) Windows Engineer
11 7 (4.12%) Cloud Engineer
11 7 (4.12%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 7 (4.12%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.76%) REST
1 3 (1.76%) SOAP
1 3 (1.76%) Web Services
2 2 (1.18%) COM
2 2 (1.18%) SailPoint
3 1 (0.59%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 25 (14.71%) Data Centre
2 11 (6.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 9 (5.29%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (4.71%) Clustering
5 7 (4.12%) Fat Client
5 7 (4.12%) Private Cloud
5 7 (4.12%) Replication
5 7 (4.12%) Thin Client
5 7 (4.12%) User Experience
6 6 (3.53%) Management Information System
6 6 (3.53%) Public Cloud
7 4 (2.35%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.76%) Enterprise Storage
8 3 (1.76%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (1.76%) PKI
9 2 (1.18%) RSA SecurID
10 1 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.59%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 117 (68.82%) Windows
2 70 (41.18%) Windows Server
3 43 (25.29%) Linux
4 18 (10.59%) Windows Server 2016
5 16 (9.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (7.06%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (6.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (6.47%) Windows 7
8 8 (4.71%) CentOS
9 7 (4.12%) Unix
10 6 (3.53%) Windows Server 2019
11 2 (1.18%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.59%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (21.18%) DevOps
2 22 (12.94%) ITIL
3 14 (8.24%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 13 (7.65%) E-Commerce
4 13 (7.65%) Problem-Solving
5 12 (7.06%) Change Management
5 12 (7.06%) Configuration Management
5 12 (7.06%) Disaster Recovery
6 11 (6.47%) Server Building
7 10 (5.88%) Migration
7 10 (5.88%) Project Delivery
8 8 (4.71%) Server Management
9 7 (4.12%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (4.12%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (4.12%) Information Security
9 7 (4.12%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (3.53%) Commercial Awareness
10 6 (3.53%) Cybersecurity
10 6 (3.53%) Infrastructure Automation
11 5 (2.94%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 39 (22.94%) PowerShell
2 24 (14.12%) Python
3 23 (13.53%) SQL
4 14 (8.24%) Bash Shell
5 7 (4.12%) T-SQL
6 4 (2.35%) Perl
7 3 (1.76%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.18%) Go
8 2 (1.18%) Ruby
9 1 (0.59%) C#
9 1 (0.59%) Groovy
9 1 (0.59%) Java
9 1 (0.59%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (7.65%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (7.06%) CCNA
2 12 (7.06%) RHCE
3 10 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 10 (5.88%) Security Cleared
4 9 (5.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (4.71%) Degree
5 8 (4.71%) MCSA
5 8 (4.71%) MCSE
5 8 (4.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (2.35%) CCNP
7 3 (1.76%) CCSA
7 3 (1.76%) MCITP
8 1 (0.59%) CISSP
8 1 (0.59%) HP AIS
8 1 (0.59%) HP ASE
8 1 (0.59%) HP MASE
8 1 (0.59%) JNCIS
8 1 (0.59%) MCP
8 1 (0.59%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.94%) GDPR
2 4 (2.35%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.76%) SLA
4 1 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 76 (44.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 70 (41.18%) Active Directory
3 49 (28.82%) Hyper-V
4 16 (9.41%) vSphere
5 14 (8.24%) Docker
6 7 (4.12%) VMware Server
7 6 (3.53%) KVM
7 6 (3.53%) Virtual Servers
8 5 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (2.94%) XenApp
9 4 (2.35%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (1.76%) VMware NSX
10 3 (1.76%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.59%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 26 (15.29%) SCCM
2 20 (11.76%) Terraform
3 18 (10.59%) Ansible
4 17 (10.00%) Puppet
5 14 (8.24%) Kubernetes
6 13 (7.65%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (3.53%) Failover Clustering
8 5 (2.94%) Microsoft Clustering
9 4 (2.35%) Microsoft Intune
10 3 (1.76%) FortiGate
10 3 (1.76%) vRealize
10 3 (1.76%) WSUS
11 2 (1.18%) NetBackup
11 2 (1.18%) SCOM
11 2 (1.18%) SCVMM
11 2 (1.18%) vCenter Server
12 1 (0.59%) Backup Exec
12 1 (0.59%) Cisco CUCM
12 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 113 (66.47%) VMware
2 69 (40.59%) Microsoft
3 59 (34.71%) Cisco
4 27 (15.88%) Veeam
5 23 (13.53%) NetApp
6 18 (10.59%) Citrix
6 18 (10.59%) Dell
7 17 (10.00%) HP
8 10 (5.88%) EMC
9 9 (5.29%) Red Hat
10 8 (4.71%) Sophos
10 8 (4.71%) Splunk
11 7 (4.12%) Aruba
11 7 (4.12%) SonicWALL
12 6 (3.53%) Draytek
12 6 (3.53%) Nimble Storage
12 6 (3.53%) SolarWinds
13 4 (2.35%) Avaya
13 4 (2.35%) CheckPoint
14 3 (1.76%) Palo Alto