Period
to 19 October 2018

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 19 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Infrastructure Engineering
England > North West
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 149 131 164
Rank change year-on-year -18 +33 +12
Permanent jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering 253 305 225
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.15% 2.38% 1.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.36% 2.62% 2.03%
Number of salaries quoted 232 241 177
North West median annual salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £58,750 £55,000 £51,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £44,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +7.95% - +3.53%

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 10,701 11,630 11,079
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 90.97% 90.92% 90.98%
Number of salaries quoted 8,568 9,232 9,250
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +5.26%

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 19 October 2018.

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 19 October 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 +6 157 £40,000 +6.67% 31
Cheshire +3 63 £45,000 +12.50% 17
Merseyside -11 17 £37,500 -11.76% 10
Lancashire -7 16 £40,000 +6.67% 10
Infrastructure Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, 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.

1 172 (67.98%) Windows
2 153 (60.47%) VMware
3 127 (50.20%) Windows Server
4 107 (42.29%) Active Directory
5 89 (35.18%) Microsoft
5 89 (35.18%) Linux
6 81 (32.02%) Cisco
7 72 (28.46%) VMware Infrastructure
8 66 (26.09%) Microsoft Azure
9 55 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
9 55 (21.74%) Office 365
9 55 (21.74%) Firewall
10 52 (20.55%) ITIL
11 51 (20.16%) DNS
12 48 (18.97%) Windows Server 2012
13 47 (18.58%) SAN
13 47 (18.58%) Agile Software Development
14 45 (17.79%) Mentoring
15 43 (17.00%) SQL
16 40 (15.81%) DHCP
16 40 (15.81%) Citrix
16 40 (15.81%) PowerShell
17 38 (15.02%) Amazon AWS
17 38 (15.02%) MS Exchange
18 34 (13.44%) Coaching
19 33 (13.04%) Finance
19 33 (13.04%) TCP/IP
20 32 (12.65%) IIS
20 32 (12.65%) Hyper-V
21 31 (12.25%) Cisco Certification

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 38 (15.02%) MS Exchange
2 32 (12.65%) IIS
3 23 (9.09%) SharePoint
4 15 (5.93%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (3.95%) Skype for Business
6 5 (1.98%) Apache
6 5 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (1.58%) SAS
7 4 (1.58%) WebLogic
8 3 (1.19%) Confluence
8 3 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (1.19%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (1.19%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.79%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.40%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 8 (3.16%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.40%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 66 (26.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 55 (21.74%) Office 365
3 38 (15.02%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (5.14%) IaaS
5 10 (3.95%) GitHub
6 8 (3.16%) Azure Active Directory
7 7 (2.77%) SaaS
8 4 (1.58%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (1.58%) Amazon S3
9 3 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.79%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.79%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.79%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.79%) PaaS
11 1 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.40%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 55 (21.74%) Firewall
2 51 (20.16%) DNS
3 47 (18.58%) SAN
4 40 (15.81%) DHCP
5 33 (13.04%) TCP/IP
6 29 (11.46%) LAN
7 27 (10.67%) WAN
8 18 (7.11%) VPN
9 16 (6.32%) Network Security
10 12 (4.74%) SSL
10 12 (4.74%) VLAN
11 10 (3.95%) MPLS
12 9 (3.56%) HTTP
13 8 (3.16%) Skype
14 7 (2.77%) Cisco Nexus
14 7 (2.77%) Intrusion Detection
14 7 (2.77%) Unified Communications
14 7 (2.77%) Wireless
15 6 (2.37%) FTP
15 6 (2.37%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (7.91%) MongoDB
1 20 (7.91%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.95%) MySQL
3 8 (3.16%) Big Data
4 7 (2.77%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (2.77%) SQL Server 2016
5 6 (2.37%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (2.37%) SQL Server 2014
6 5 (1.98%) Apache Cassandra
6 5 (1.98%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (1.58%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.19%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (1.19%) MariaDB
9 2 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.40%) InfluxDB
10 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (6.32%) Jenkins
2 11 (4.35%) Git (software)
3 9 (3.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (3.16%) Selenium
5 6 (2.37%) Travis CI
6 4 (1.58%) GoCD
6 4 (1.58%) JIRA
7 3 (1.19%) Bitbucket
7 3 (1.19%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (1.19%) SonarQube
7 3 (1.19%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (1.19%) Subversion
7 3 (1.19%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.40%) Chocolatey
8 1 (0.40%) GitLab
8 1 (0.40%) WiX
General
1 33 (13.04%) Finance
2 15 (5.93%) Telecoms
3 14 (5.53%) Retail
4 6 (2.37%) Legal
5 4 (1.58%) Banking
5 4 (1.58%) Law
5 4 (1.58%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.19%) Advertising
6 3 (1.19%) Automotive
6 3 (1.19%) Games
7 1 (0.40%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 184 (72.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 42 (16.60%) Support Engineer
3 40 (15.81%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 40 (15.81%) Infrastructure Support
4 37 (14.62%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 36 (14.23%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 25 (9.88%) IT Engineer
7 22 (8.70%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
7 22 (8.70%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 21 (8.30%) VMware Engineer
8 21 (8.30%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
9 18 (7.11%) Cisco Engineer
10 17 (6.72%) DevOps Engineer
11 13 (5.14%) Server Engineer
12 12 (4.74%) 3rd Line Support
13 11 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
14 10 (3.95%) Linux Engineer
14 10 (3.95%) Network Engineer
14 10 (3.95%) Senior Server Engineer
14 10 (3.95%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.16%) Elastic Stack
1 8 (3.16%) Web Services
2 4 (1.58%) HTML
3 2 (0.79%) Kafka
3 2 (0.79%) OAuth
3 2 (0.79%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (0.79%) SAML
4 1 (0.40%) COM
4 1 (0.40%) JSON
4 1 (0.40%) RESTful
4 1 (0.40%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (11.07%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (7.51%) Clustering
2 19 (7.51%) Data Centre
3 9 (3.56%) Enterprise Storage
4 6 (2.37%) Driving Licence
5 5 (1.98%) N-Tier
6 4 (1.58%) EMC VNX
6 4 (1.58%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (1.58%) Replication
7 3 (1.19%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.19%) PKI
7 3 (1.19%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.79%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.40%) Cloud Native
9 1 (0.40%) CMDB
9 1 (0.40%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.40%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.40%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.40%) Smart City
9 1 (0.40%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 172 (67.98%) Windows
2 127 (50.20%) Windows Server
3 89 (35.18%) Linux
4 55 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 48 (18.97%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
7 20 (7.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (5.53%) Windows 10
9 9 (3.56%) Windows 7
10 8 (3.16%) Unix
11 5 (1.98%) Android
11 5 (1.98%) Ubuntu
12 4 (1.58%) AIX
12 4 (1.58%) Apple iOS
12 4 (1.58%) Windows 8
13 3 (1.19%) CentOS
13 3 (1.19%) DC/OS
13 3 (1.19%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.79%) Solaris
14 2 (0.79%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (20.55%) ITIL
2 47 (18.58%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (17.79%) Mentoring
4 34 (13.44%) Coaching
5 24 (9.49%) DevOps
6 23 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
6 23 (9.09%) Service Management
7 20 (7.91%) Problem-Solving
7 20 (7.91%) Software Engineering
8 18 (7.11%) Problem Management
8 18 (7.11%) Test Automation
9 16 (6.32%) Analytics
9 16 (6.32%) Root Cause Analysis
10 15 (5.93%) E-Commerce
11 13 (5.14%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (5.14%) Microservices
11 13 (5.14%) Server Management
12 12 (4.74%) Change Management
12 12 (4.74%) Information Security
12 12 (4.74%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 43 (17.00%) SQL
2 40 (15.81%) PowerShell
3 25 (9.88%) Bash Shell
4 18 (7.11%) Python
5 8 (3.16%) Java
6 7 (2.77%) Perl
7 3 (1.19%) Ruby
8 1 (0.40%) C
8 1 (0.40%) C#
8 1 (0.40%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 31 (12.25%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (11.86%) CCNA
3 29 (11.46%) Microsoft Certification
4 23 (9.09%) MCSE
5 18 (7.11%) CCNP
6 13 (5.14%) ITIL Certification
7 12 (4.74%) Degree
8 10 (3.95%) MCP
9 7 (2.77%) CCIE
10 6 (2.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (1.98%) MCITP
11 5 (1.98%) MCSA
11 5 (1.98%) VCP5
12 4 (1.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 3 (1.19%) JNCIP
13 3 (1.19%) MCTS
14 2 (0.79%) Security Cleared
15 1 (0.40%) Avaya Certification
15 1 (0.40%) CISSP
15 1 (0.40%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.74%) QA
2 8 (3.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (2.77%) GDPR
4 6 (2.37%) SLA
5 5 (1.98%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.79%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.40%) COBIT
7 1 (0.40%) FISMA
7 1 (0.40%) GPG13
7 1 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 107 (42.29%) Active Directory
2 72 (28.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (12.65%) Hyper-V
4 19 (7.51%) vSphere
4 19 (7.51%) XenApp
5 14 (5.53%) XenDesktop
6 13 (5.14%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (4.74%) Docker
8 8 (3.16%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (1.98%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (1.58%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (1.19%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.79%) KVM
12 2 (0.79%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.79%) VirtualBox
12 2 (0.79%) Xen
13 1 (0.40%) PowerHA
13 1 (0.40%) vCloud
13 1 (0.40%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 1 (0.40%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 21 (8.30%) SCCM
2 20 (7.91%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (7.11%) Puppet
4 12 (4.74%) AirWatch
5 10 (3.95%) Ansible
6 9 (3.56%) Microsoft Clustering
7 8 (3.16%) Nagios
8 7 (2.77%) SCOM
8 7 (2.77%) vCenter Server
9 5 (1.98%) Foglight
10 4 (1.58%) Kubernetes
10 4 (1.58%) vRealize
10 4 (1.58%) WSUS
11 3 (1.19%) SCOrch
11 3 (1.19%) Single Sign-On
11 3 (1.19%) Terraform
12 2 (0.79%) EMC NetWorker
12 2 (0.79%) FlexNet
12 2 (0.79%) Kibana
12 2 (0.79%) Mesos
Vendors
1 153 (60.47%) VMware
2 89 (35.18%) Microsoft
3 81 (32.02%) Cisco
4 40 (15.81%) Citrix
5 27 (10.67%) HP
6 24 (9.49%) NetApp
7 21 (8.30%) Red Hat
8 20 (7.91%) Veeam
9 18 (7.11%) SolarWinds
10 11 (4.35%) F5
10 11 (4.35%) Nimble Storage
11 10 (3.95%) Atlassian
11 10 (3.95%) Dell
11 10 (3.95%) McAfee
12 9 (3.56%) Avaya
12 9 (3.56%) Blue Coat
12 9 (3.56%) EMC
12 9 (3.56%) Fortinet
13 6 (2.37%) Brocade
13 6 (2.37%) ServiceNow