Period
to 15 June 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 15 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Infrastructure Engineering
England > North West
6 months to
15 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 102 151 137
Rank change year-on-year +49 -14 +4
Permanent jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering 303 251 301
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.95% 2.05% 2.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.15% 2.22% 2.57%
Number of salaries quoted 256 221 261
North West median annual salary £43,250 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.33% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £53,250 £55,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £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 9,608 11,282 11,694
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 93.52% 92.11% 92.06%
Number of salaries quoted 7,087 9,096 9,595
North West median annual salary £45,000 £44,471 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.19% +11.18% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +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 15 June 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 15 June 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 +58 183 £45,000 +20.00% 40
Cheshire +42 73 £42,500 -1.73% 17
Lancashire -12 39 £39,000 +36.84% 6
Merseyside -18 8 £52,500 +32.91% 10
Infrastructure Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 15 June 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.

1 168 (55.45%) Windows
2 153 (50.50%) VMware
3 145 (47.85%) Active Directory
4 129 (42.57%) Microsoft
5 122 (40.26%) Microsoft Azure
6 118 (38.94%) Windows Server
7 109 (35.97%) Cisco
8 86 (28.38%) Office 365
9 83 (27.39%) Firewall
10 82 (27.06%) VMware Infrastructure
11 77 (25.41%) Linux
12 65 (21.45%) ITIL
13 63 (20.79%) DNS
14 61 (20.13%) SAN
15 58 (19.14%) SQL
16 57 (18.81%) Windows Server 2012
17 56 (18.48%) Amazon AWS
18 54 (17.82%) Agile Software Development
19 53 (17.49%) PowerShell
19 53 (17.49%) NetApp
20 50 (16.50%) DHCP
21 49 (16.17%) TCP/IP
22 48 (15.84%) DevOps
23 46 (15.18%) Disaster Recovery
23 46 (15.18%) Hyper-V
24 41 (13.53%) Data Centre
24 41 (13.53%) WAN
25 39 (12.87%) SCCM
26 38 (12.54%) Mentoring
27 37 (12.21%) vSphere

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 37 (12.21%) MS Exchange
2 24 (7.92%) SharePoint
3 20 (6.60%) IIS
4 14 (4.62%) WebSphere
5 10 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (2.64%) Skype for Business
7 3 (0.99%) Apache
7 3 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (0.99%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.99%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.66%) Confluence
8 2 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.33%) CICS
9 1 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.33%) nginx
9 1 (0.33%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (1.32%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.33%) Dynamics GP
1 1 (0.33%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 122 (40.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 86 (28.38%) Office 365
3 56 (18.48%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (3.63%) Azure Active Directory
5 10 (3.30%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (2.97%) GitHub
7 8 (2.64%) Google Cloud Platform
7 8 (2.64%) IaaS
7 8 (2.64%) SaaS
8 3 (0.99%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.99%) PaaS
9 2 (0.66%) Amazon Kinesis
9 2 (0.66%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.33%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.33%) CloudFront
10 1 (0.33%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 83 (27.39%) Firewall
2 63 (20.79%) DNS
3 61 (20.13%) SAN
4 50 (16.50%) DHCP
5 49 (16.17%) TCP/IP
6 41 (13.53%) WAN
7 37 (12.21%) LAN
8 26 (8.58%) VLAN
9 22 (7.26%) VPN
10 18 (5.94%) Cisco ASA
10 18 (5.94%) MPLS
11 16 (5.28%) NAS
12 15 (4.95%) Wireless
13 12 (3.96%) Broadband
13 12 (3.96%) IPstream
13 12 (3.96%) LLU
14 9 (2.97%) Kerberos
14 9 (2.97%) Network Security
14 9 (2.97%) Skype
14 9 (2.97%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (8.25%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (2.97%) MongoDB
4 7 (2.31%) Azure SQL Database
4 7 (2.31%) MySQL
4 7 (2.31%) SQL Server 2016
5 5 (1.65%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.33%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (0.33%) Big Data
6 1 (0.33%) Cosmos DB
6 1 (0.33%) DataStage
6 1 (0.33%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (4.62%) Jenkins
2 12 (3.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 9 (2.97%) Git (software)
4 8 (2.64%) Octopus Deploy
5 6 (1.98%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (1.32%) TeamCity
6 4 (1.32%) Vagrant
7 3 (0.99%) Artifactory
7 3 (0.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (0.99%) Gerrit
7 3 (0.99%) GoCD
7 3 (0.99%) Robot Framework
7 3 (0.99%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (0.66%) eggPlant
8 2 (0.66%) GitLab
8 2 (0.66%) JIRA
9 1 (0.33%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.33%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.33%) Subversion
9 1 (0.33%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 32 (10.56%) Finance
2 20 (6.60%) Retail
3 14 (4.62%) Banking
3 14 (4.62%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.31%) Law
4 7 (2.31%) Legal
5 2 (0.66%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.33%) Advertising
6 1 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 228 (75.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 62 (20.46%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 55 (18.15%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 47 (15.51%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 29 (9.57%) IT Engineer
6 27 (8.91%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
7 26 (8.58%) DevOps Engineer
8 20 (6.60%) Cloud Engineer
8 20 (6.60%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
8 20 (6.60%) Support Engineer
9 15 (4.95%) 3rd Line Support
9 15 (4.95%) Infrastructure Support
10 14 (4.62%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
10 14 (4.62%) Network Engineer
11 13 (4.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 13 (4.29%) NOC Engineer
11 13 (4.29%) VMware Engineer
12 11 (3.63%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
13 10 (3.30%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
14 9 (2.97%) Active Directory Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.97%) .NET
2 6 (1.98%) Middleware
2 6 (1.98%) WAP
3 5 (1.65%) Web Services
4 3 (0.99%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (0.99%) Flash
4 3 (0.99%) Node.js
5 1 (0.33%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.33%) HTML
5 1 (0.33%) HTML5
5 1 (0.33%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (0.33%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 41 (13.53%) Data Centre
2 20 (6.60%) Management Information System
3 19 (6.27%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (5.61%) Driving Licence
4 17 (5.61%) Replication
5 16 (5.28%) EMC VNX
6 14 (4.62%) Hybrid Cloud
7 13 (4.29%) Self-Motivation
8 12 (3.96%) IPTV
8 12 (3.96%) Public Cloud
9 6 (1.98%) Data Protection Act
9 6 (1.98%) PKI
10 5 (1.65%) FlexPod
11 4 (1.32%) Enterprise Storage
11 4 (1.32%) Smartphone
12 3 (0.99%) Linux Command Line
12 3 (0.99%) Private Cloud
12 3 (0.99%) Virtual Team
13 1 (0.33%) Analytical Mindset
13 1 (0.33%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 168 (55.45%) Windows
2 118 (38.94%) Windows Server
3 77 (25.41%) Linux
4 57 (18.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 27 (8.91%) Windows 7
6 26 (8.58%) Windows 10
7 22 (7.26%) Unix
8 15 (4.95%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (2.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (2.64%) Windows 8
10 5 (1.65%) AIX
11 4 (1.32%) Data ONTAP
12 3 (0.99%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.99%) VMS
13 2 (0.66%) CentOS
13 2 (0.66%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.66%) Solaris
14 1 (0.33%) Debian
14 1 (0.33%) SUSE
14 1 (0.33%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (21.45%) ITIL
2 54 (17.82%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (15.84%) DevOps
4 46 (15.18%) Disaster Recovery
5 38 (12.54%) Mentoring
6 26 (8.58%) Coaching
6 26 (8.58%) Migration
7 25 (8.25%) Problem-Solving
8 23 (7.59%) Patch Management
9 21 (6.93%) Continuous Integration
10 19 (6.27%) Configuration Management
10 19 (6.27%) Information Security
11 18 (5.94%) Problem Management
12 17 (5.61%) Test Automation
13 16 (5.28%) High Availability
13 16 (5.28%) ITIL V3
13 16 (5.28%) Root Cause Analysis
14 15 (4.95%) Security Management
14 15 (4.95%) Service Delivery
14 15 (4.95%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 58 (19.14%) SQL
2 53 (17.49%) PowerShell
3 23 (7.59%) Python
4 20 (6.60%) Bash Shell
5 10 (3.30%) Java
6 7 (2.31%) Perl
7 5 (1.65%) C#
8 4 (1.32%) C
8 4 (1.32%) Ruby
9 3 (0.99%) Go
10 2 (0.66%) PHP
10 2 (0.66%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.33%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 31 (10.23%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (9.90%) CCNA
3 26 (8.58%) Microsoft Certification
4 24 (7.92%) CCNP
5 20 (6.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 19 (6.27%) Degree
7 15 (4.95%) MCSE
8 11 (3.63%) MCSA
9 9 (2.97%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (2.64%) CCIE
10 8 (2.64%) MCP
11 4 (1.32%) MCITP
11 4 (1.32%) SC Cleared
11 4 (1.32%) Security Cleared
12 1 (0.33%) CCENT
12 1 (0.33%) Computer Science Degree
12 1 (0.33%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.33%) NCDA
12 1 (0.33%) RHCT
12 1 (0.33%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.94%) SLA
2 4 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (1.32%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.99%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (0.66%) QA
5 1 (0.33%) BS7799
5 1 (0.33%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.33%) NIST
System Software
1 145 (47.85%) Active Directory
2 82 (27.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (15.18%) Hyper-V
4 37 (12.21%) vSphere
5 30 (9.90%) VMware ESXi
6 17 (5.61%) Virtual Servers
6 17 (5.61%) XenDesktop
7 14 (4.62%) XenApp
8 13 (4.29%) Docker
9 12 (3.96%) VMware Workstation
10 6 (1.98%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 5 (1.65%) Virtual Machines
12 4 (1.32%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 3 (0.99%) VirtualBox
13 3 (0.99%) VMware NSX
14 2 (0.66%) Terminal Services
15 1 (0.33%) BitLocker
15 1 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
15 1 (0.33%) vCloud
15 1 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 39 (12.87%) SCCM
2 23 (7.59%) Opscode Chef
2 23 (7.59%) WSUS
3 22 (7.26%) Puppet
4 19 (6.27%) Ansible
5 17 (5.61%) Nagios
6 15 (4.95%) Kubernetes
7 14 (4.62%) Terraform
8 12 (3.96%) Cacti
9 11 (3.63%) SCOM
10 8 (2.64%) Failover Clustering
11 7 (2.31%) McAfee ePO
12 6 (1.98%) Cisco UCCX
12 6 (1.98%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 6 (1.98%) Salt
13 5 (1.65%) Microsoft Intune
14 4 (1.32%) CASB
14 4 (1.32%) Kibana
14 4 (1.32%) vCenter Server
15 3 (0.99%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 153 (50.50%) VMware
2 129 (42.57%) Microsoft
3 109 (35.97%) Cisco
4 53 (17.49%) NetApp
5 36 (11.88%) Citrix
6 31 (10.23%) HP
7 26 (8.58%) EMC
8 23 (7.59%) Veeam
9 21 (6.93%) Palo Alto
10 20 (6.60%) IBM
11 17 (5.61%) Fortinet
12 12 (3.96%) Meraki
12 12 (3.96%) Sonus
13 11 (3.63%) Dell
14 10 (3.30%) SolarWinds
15 8 (2.64%) McAfee
15 8 (2.64%) Nimble Storage
16 7 (2.31%) Atlassian
16 7 (2.31%) CyberArk
16 7 (2.31%) WatchGuard