Period
to 18 September 2019

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 18 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Infrastructure Engineering
England > North West
6 months to
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 90 144 135
Rank change year-on-year +54 -9 +54
Permanent jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering 340 270 319
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.23% 2.26% 2.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.44% 2.47% 2.65%
Number of salaries quoted 277 247 252
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £28,979 £31,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £61,143 £57,500 £53,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

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 9,897 10,933 12,041
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 93.97% 91.43% 91.62%
Number of salaries quoted 7,471 8,785 9,613
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £69,734 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -

Infrastructure Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Infrastructure Engineering as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering in the North West over the 6 months to 18 September 2019.

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 18 September 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 +40 194 £45,000 +15.38% 50
Cheshire +18 65 £40,000 -11.11% 23
Lancashire -2 44 £40,000 +10.34% 5
Merseyside +12 38 £50,000 +26.58% 21
Infrastructure Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 18 September 2019, 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.

1 210 (61.76%) Windows
2 182 (53.53%) Active Directory
3 158 (46.47%) VMware
4 151 (44.41%) Microsoft
5 140 (41.18%) Windows Server
6 131 (38.53%) Azure
7 110 (32.35%) Office 365
8 92 (27.06%) DNS
9 91 (26.76%) Firewall
10 87 (25.59%) Cisco
11 81 (23.82%) ITIL
12 80 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
13 68 (20.00%) Hyper-V
13 68 (20.00%) Linux
13 68 (20.00%) DHCP
14 65 (19.12%) Agile Software Development
15 64 (18.82%) AWS
16 60 (17.65%) PowerShell
17 59 (17.35%) SCCM
18 53 (15.59%) SAN
18 53 (15.59%) Windows Server 2012
18 53 (15.59%) DevOps
18 53 (15.59%) Mentoring
19 51 (15.00%) TCP/IP
20 50 (14.71%) MS Exchange
21 49 (14.41%) LAN
22 48 (14.12%) WAN
23 47 (13.82%) Data Centre
24 44 (12.94%) Public Sector
24 44 (12.94%) Citrix

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 50 (14.71%) MS Exchange
2 23 (6.76%) SharePoint
3 19 (5.59%) IIS
4 14 (4.12%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (2.94%) WebSphere
6 9 (2.65%) Skype for Business
7 5 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (1.47%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.88%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.59%) Apache
10 1 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.29%) CICS
10 1 (0.29%) CMS
Applications
1 8 (2.35%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.29%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 131 (38.53%) Azure
2 110 (32.35%) Office 365
3 64 (18.82%) AWS
4 21 (6.18%) IaaS
5 13 (3.82%) Azure Active Directory
6 10 (2.94%) AWS CloudFormation
7 9 (2.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 9 (2.65%) Amazon EC2
7 9 (2.65%) Amazon ECS
7 9 (2.65%) AWS Lambda
7 9 (2.65%) AWS OpsWorks
7 9 (2.65%) PaaS
7 9 (2.65%) Serverless
7 9 (2.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 8 (2.35%) Amazon EKS
8 8 (2.35%) Amazon ELB
8 8 (2.35%) Amazon S3
8 8 (2.35%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 8 (2.35%) Route 53
9 7 (2.06%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 92 (27.06%) DNS
2 91 (26.76%) Firewall
3 68 (20.00%) DHCP
4 53 (15.59%) SAN
5 51 (15.00%) TCP/IP
6 49 (14.41%) LAN
7 48 (14.12%) WAN
8 25 (7.35%) VLAN
9 20 (5.88%) VPN
10 17 (5.00%) Network Security
11 16 (4.71%) Cisco ASA
12 13 (3.82%) Wireless
13 12 (3.53%) Broadband
13 12 (3.53%) IPstream
13 12 (3.53%) LLU
14 10 (2.94%) DMZ
15 9 (2.65%) Kerberos
15 9 (2.65%) VoIP
16 8 (2.35%) IP Telephony
17 6 (1.76%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (7.35%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.35%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (1.47%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (0.88%) MongoDB
5 3 (0.88%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (0.59%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (0.59%) MySQL
7 1 (0.29%) Cosmos DB
7 1 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.29%) DataStage
7 1 (0.29%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (3.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 7 (2.06%) Jenkins
2 7 (2.06%) Octopus Deploy
3 4 (1.18%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.18%) Vagrant
4 3 (0.88%) Artifactory
4 3 (0.88%) Gerrit
4 3 (0.88%) GitLab
4 3 (0.88%) GoCD
4 3 (0.88%) MSI
4 3 (0.88%) Robot Framework
4 3 (0.88%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.59%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.59%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.29%) JIRA
6 1 (0.29%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 44 (12.94%) Public Sector
2 39 (11.47%) Finance
3 19 (5.59%) Banking
4 16 (4.71%) Retail
5 14 (4.12%) Telecoms
6 10 (2.94%) Fire and Rescue
6 10 (2.94%) Police
7 7 (2.06%) Legal
8 5 (1.47%) Law
9 4 (1.18%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.59%) German Language
10 2 (0.59%) Italian Language
10 2 (0.59%) Polish Language
10 2 (0.59%) Russian Language
10 2 (0.59%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.29%) Housing Association
11 1 (0.29%) Music Industry
11 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.29%) Portuguese Language
11 1 (0.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 262 (77.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 55 (16.18%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 46 (13.53%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 39 (11.47%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 31 (9.12%) IT Engineer
6 28 (8.24%) Cloud Engineer
7 27 (7.94%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
7 27 (7.94%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
8 25 (7.35%) DevOps Engineer
9 16 (4.71%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
10 14 (4.12%) Network Engineer
10 14 (4.12%) Support Engineer
11 13 (3.82%) AWS Engineer
12 12 (3.53%) AWS Infrastructure Engineer
12 12 (3.53%) NOC Engineer
13 11 (3.24%) Active Directory Engineer
14 10 (2.94%) Citrix Engineer
14 10 (2.94%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
14 10 (2.94%) VMware Engineer
15 9 (2.65%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.12%) Web Services
2 9 (2.65%) JSON
3 6 (1.76%) .NET
4 3 (0.88%) HTML
4 3 (0.88%) HTML5
5 2 (0.59%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.59%) SOAP
5 2 (0.59%) XML
6 1 (0.29%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.29%) Flash
6 1 (0.29%) Middleware
6 1 (0.29%) Node.js
6 1 (0.29%) SAML
6 1 (0.29%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 47 (13.82%) Data Centre
2 19 (5.59%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (5.29%) Driving Licence
4 17 (5.00%) Management Information System
5 14 (4.12%) Public Cloud
6 12 (3.53%) IPTV
7 11 (3.24%) EMC VNX
7 11 (3.24%) Self-Motivation
8 10 (2.94%) Data Protection Act
8 10 (2.94%) Private Cloud
8 10 (2.94%) User Experience
9 9 (2.65%) Enterprise Cloud
10 7 (2.06%) Hybrid Cloud
10 7 (2.06%) PKI
10 7 (2.06%) Replication
11 6 (1.76%) Clustering
11 6 (1.76%) e-Learning
12 4 (1.18%) Smartphone
12 4 (1.18%) Virtual Team
13 3 (0.88%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 210 (61.76%) Windows
2 140 (41.18%) Windows Server
3 68 (20.00%) Linux
4 53 (15.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 31 (9.12%) Windows 10
6 20 (5.88%) Windows 7
7 16 (4.71%) Unix
8 14 (4.12%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (2.06%) CentOS
11 6 (1.76%) Android
11 6 (1.76%) Apple iOS
12 5 (1.47%) AIX
12 5 (1.47%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.88%) VMS
14 2 (0.59%) HPUX
14 2 (0.59%) Solaris
14 2 (0.59%) SUSE
14 2 (0.59%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.59%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (23.82%) ITIL
2 65 (19.12%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (15.59%) DevOps
3 53 (15.59%) Mentoring
4 39 (11.47%) Coaching
5 38 (11.18%) Problem-Solving
6 36 (10.59%) Disaster Recovery
7 34 (10.00%) Migration
8 33 (9.71%) Project Delivery
9 26 (7.65%) Configuration Management
10 24 (7.06%) Service Management
11 23 (6.76%) Continuous Integration
12 20 (5.88%) Problem Management
13 19 (5.59%) Infrastructure as Code
14 18 (5.29%) Patch Management
15 17 (5.00%) Change Management
15 17 (5.00%) Project Management
16 16 (4.71%) Continuous Delivery
16 16 (4.71%) Infrastructure Management
17 15 (4.41%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 60 (17.65%) PowerShell
2 39 (11.47%) SQL
3 15 (4.41%) Python
4 11 (3.24%) Bash Shell
5 7 (2.06%) Java
6 4 (1.18%) C#
7 3 (0.88%) Go
7 3 (0.88%) PHP
8 2 (0.59%) C
8 2 (0.59%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.59%) Perl
8 2 (0.59%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.29%) COBOL
9 1 (0.29%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (8.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (7.94%) Cisco Certification
3 25 (7.35%) CCNA
4 23 (6.76%) Degree
5 20 (5.88%) CCNP
5 20 (5.88%) MCSE
6 14 (4.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 13 (3.82%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (2.65%) SC Cleared
8 9 (2.65%) Security Cleared
9 8 (2.35%) MCP
10 7 (2.06%) MCSA
11 4 (1.18%) MCITP
12 3 (0.88%) CCIE
13 1 (0.29%) Computer Science Degree
13 1 (0.29%) DBS Check
13 1 (0.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.00%) SLA
2 4 (1.18%) GDPR
3 3 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.59%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.59%) QA
5 1 (0.29%) BS7799
5 1 (0.29%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 182 (53.53%) Active Directory
2 80 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 68 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 42 (12.35%) vSphere
5 29 (8.53%) VMware ESXi
6 20 (5.88%) XenApp
7 17 (5.00%) Virtual Servers
8 14 (4.12%) VMware Workstation
9 12 (3.53%) Docker
9 12 (3.53%) Virtual Machines
10 8 (2.35%) XenDesktop
11 7 (2.06%) Terminal Services
11 7 (2.06%) Virtual Desktop
12 6 (1.76%) Microsoft App-V
12 6 (1.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (0.88%) DFS Replication
13 3 (0.88%) vCloud
13 3 (0.88%) VMware NSX
14 2 (0.59%) VMware Server
15 1 (0.29%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 59 (17.35%) SCCM
2 25 (7.35%) WSUS
3 21 (6.18%) Nagios
4 18 (5.29%) SCOM
5 17 (5.00%) Microsoft Intune
6 13 (3.82%) Puppet
7 12 (3.53%) Ansible
7 12 (3.53%) Cacti
7 12 (3.53%) Terraform
8 11 (3.24%) Opscode Chef
9 10 (2.94%) Kubernetes
9 10 (2.94%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 9 (2.65%) Jamf Pro
11 8 (2.35%) McAfee ePO
12 7 (2.06%) AirWatch
12 7 (2.06%) SCVMM
13 6 (1.76%) SCOrch
14 5 (1.47%) Failover Clustering
14 5 (1.47%) vCenter Server
15 4 (1.18%) CASB
Vendors
1 158 (46.47%) VMware
2 151 (44.41%) Microsoft
3 87 (25.59%) Cisco
4 44 (12.94%) Citrix
5 41 (12.06%) NetApp
6 27 (7.94%) HP
7 23 (6.76%) EMC
8 22 (6.47%) Palo Alto
9 18 (5.29%) Veeam
10 15 (4.41%) SolarWinds
11 13 (3.82%) IBM
12 12 (3.53%) Sonus
13 11 (3.24%) Fortinet
13 11 (3.24%) Red Hat
14 9 (2.65%) Dell
14 9 (2.65%) McAfee
15 7 (2.06%) CyberArk
16 6 (1.76%) Avaya
16 6 (1.76%) Nimble Storage
17 5 (1.47%) Juniper