Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Infrastructure Engineering
England > North West
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 151 144 159
Rank change year-on-year -7 +15 +10
Permanent jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering 247 273 258
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.18% 2.07% 2.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.40% 2.26% 2.27%
Number of salaries quoted 226 214 211
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,750 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.96% +0.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £66,402 £57,500 £48,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £43,500 £42,950
% change year-on-year +9.20% +1.28% +0.94%

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 10,303 12,088 11,344
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 91.04% 91.59% 91.68%
Number of salaries quoted 8,279 9,611 9,447
North West median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.65% +7.50% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £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 13 December 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 13 December 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 +23 159 £42,000 +13.51% 36
Cheshire 0 44 £43,500 +10.83% 8
Merseyside -1 24 £34,250 -20.35% 10
Lancashire +13 20 £40,000 +5.26% 13
Infrastructure Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 13 December 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.

1 158 (63.97%) Windows
2 150 (60.73%) VMware
3 121 (48.99%) Windows Server
4 114 (46.15%) Active Directory
5 91 (36.84%) Microsoft
6 79 (31.98%) Linux
7 74 (29.96%) Microsoft Azure
8 72 (29.15%) VMware Infrastructure
9 71 (28.74%) Cisco
10 58 (23.48%) Mentoring
11 57 (23.08%) Office 365
11 57 (23.08%) DNS
12 54 (21.86%) ITIL
13 52 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
14 51 (20.65%) SAN
14 51 (20.65%) Windows Server 2008
14 51 (20.65%) Windows Server 2012
15 49 (19.84%) Firewall
16 47 (19.03%) Coaching
17 46 (18.62%) DHCP
18 42 (17.00%) Amazon AWS
19 41 (16.60%) SQL
20 40 (16.19%) PowerShell
21 36 (14.57%) NetApp
22 35 (14.17%) MS Exchange
22 35 (14.17%) Citrix
23 32 (12.96%) Finance
23 32 (12.96%) Cisco Certification
24 31 (12.55%) CCNA
24 31 (12.55%) Service Management

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 35 (14.17%) MS Exchange
2 23 (9.31%) IIS
3 22 (8.91%) SharePoint
4 13 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (4.45%) Skype for Business
6 4 (1.62%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (1.62%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.21%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.81%) Apache
8 2 (0.81%) Confluence
8 2 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.81%) nginx
9 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.40%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.40%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (3.64%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.81%) Magento
2 1 (0.40%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 74 (29.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 57 (23.08%) Office 365
3 42 (17.00%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (4.86%) IaaS
5 9 (3.64%) GitHub
6 7 (2.83%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (2.43%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (2.02%) SaaS
9 2 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.81%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.81%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.40%) Amazon Kinesis
10 1 (0.40%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.40%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.40%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.40%) OpenDNS
10 1 (0.40%) PaaS
10 1 (0.40%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 57 (23.08%) DNS
2 51 (20.65%) SAN
3 49 (19.84%) Firewall
4 46 (18.62%) DHCP
5 26 (10.53%) TCP/IP
6 25 (10.12%) LAN
6 25 (10.12%) WAN
7 15 (6.07%) SSL
8 12 (4.86%) Network Security
8 12 (4.86%) VPN
9 8 (3.24%) HTTP
9 8 (3.24%) VLAN
10 7 (2.83%) FTP
10 7 (2.83%) iSCSI
10 7 (2.83%) MPLS
10 7 (2.83%) Skype
10 7 (2.83%) Unified Communications
10 7 (2.83%) Wireless
11 6 (2.43%) Cisco Nexus
11 6 (2.43%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.67%) MongoDB
3 11 (4.45%) MySQL
4 8 (3.24%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (2.83%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (2.83%) SQL Server 2016
6 6 (2.43%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (1.62%) Big Data
7 4 (1.62%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.81%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (0.81%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.40%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.40%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.40%) Amazon Redshift
10 1 (0.40%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.40%) InfluxDB
10 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (5.26%) Jenkins
2 10 (4.05%) Git (software)
3 8 (3.24%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (2.83%) Selenium
5 5 (2.02%) Travis CI
6 4 (1.62%) GoCD
7 2 (0.81%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.81%) Chocolatey
7 2 (0.81%) JIRA
7 2 (0.81%) SonarQube
7 2 (0.81%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.81%) Subversion
7 2 (0.81%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.40%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.40%) TeamCity
General
1 32 (12.96%) Finance
2 16 (6.48%) Telecoms
3 9 (3.64%) Retail
4 7 (2.83%) Legal
5 4 (1.62%) Banking
5 4 (1.62%) Law
6 3 (1.21%) Games
6 3 (1.21%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.81%) Automotive
7 2 (0.81%) Publishing
8 1 (0.40%) Back Office
8 1 (0.40%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 191 (77.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 38 (15.38%) Infrastructure Support
3 37 (14.98%) Support Engineer
4 34 (13.77%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 34 (13.77%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 33 (13.36%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 33 (13.36%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 20 (8.10%) IT Engineer
7 19 (7.69%) VMware Engineer
7 19 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
8 18 (7.29%) DevOps Engineer
8 18 (7.29%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
9 16 (6.48%) Server Engineer
10 14 (5.67%) Senior Server Engineer
11 13 (5.26%) Cisco Engineer
11 13 (5.26%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
11 13 (5.26%) Senior Server Support Engineer
11 13 (5.26%) Server Support
11 13 (5.26%) Server Support Engineer
12 11 (4.45%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.83%) Web Services
2 6 (2.43%) Elastic Stack
3 4 (1.62%) HTML
4 3 (1.21%) Kafka
4 3 (1.21%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (0.81%) LEMP Stack
5 2 (0.81%) Middleware
5 2 (0.81%) OAuth
5 2 (0.81%) SAML
6 1 (0.40%) PHP-FPM
Miscellaneous
1 31 (12.55%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (7.69%) Data Centre
3 16 (6.48%) Clustering
4 13 (5.26%) Enterprise Storage
5 8 (3.24%) Public Cloud
6 7 (2.83%) Hybrid Cloud
7 5 (2.02%) Driving Licence
7 5 (2.02%) N-Tier
7 5 (2.02%) Replication
8 4 (1.62%) FlexPod
9 3 (1.21%) EMC VNX
9 3 (1.21%) Fat Client
9 3 (1.21%) PKI
9 3 (1.21%) Thin Client
10 2 (0.81%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.81%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.40%) iPhone
11 1 (0.40%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.40%) Video Conferencing
11 1 (0.40%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 158 (63.97%) Windows
2 121 (48.99%) Windows Server
3 79 (31.98%) Linux
4 51 (20.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 51 (20.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 22 (8.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 22 (8.91%) Windows Server 2003
6 19 (7.69%) Windows 10
7 10 (4.05%) Windows 7
8 6 (2.43%) Android
9 5 (2.02%) Ubuntu
10 4 (1.62%) Apple iOS
10 4 (1.62%) Data ONTAP
10 4 (1.62%) Unix
10 4 (1.62%) Windows 8
11 3 (1.21%) CentOS
11 3 (1.21%) SUSE
12 2 (0.81%) AIX
12 2 (0.81%) Debian
12 2 (0.81%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (23.48%) Mentoring
2 54 (21.86%) ITIL
3 52 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
4 47 (19.03%) Coaching
5 31 (12.55%) Service Management
6 26 (10.53%) Problem-Solving
7 25 (10.12%) DevOps
8 21 (8.50%) Analytics
8 21 (8.50%) Disaster Recovery
9 19 (7.69%) Problem Management
10 18 (7.29%) Server Management
10 18 (7.29%) Software Engineering
10 18 (7.29%) Test Automation
11 16 (6.48%) Change Management
12 15 (6.07%) Digital Transformation Programme
13 14 (5.67%) Migration
14 13 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
14 13 (5.26%) Information Security
15 11 (4.45%) High Availability
15 11 (4.45%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 41 (16.60%) SQL
2 40 (16.19%) PowerShell
3 26 (10.53%) Bash Shell
4 17 (6.88%) Python
5 8 (3.24%) Java
6 7 (2.83%) Perl
7 3 (1.21%) Ruby
8 2 (0.81%) PHP
9 1 (0.40%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 32 (12.96%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (12.55%) CCNA
3 30 (12.15%) Microsoft Certification
4 22 (8.91%) MCSE
5 16 (6.48%) CCNP
6 12 (4.86%) ITIL Certification
7 10 (4.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 9 (3.64%) CCIE
8 9 (3.64%) Degree
9 8 (3.24%) MCSA
10 5 (2.02%) MCP
10 5 (2.02%) VCP5
11 4 (1.62%) NCDA
11 4 (1.62%) VCAP
12 3 (1.21%) MCITP
12 3 (1.21%) MCTS
12 3 (1.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (0.81%) JNCIP
13 2 (0.81%) Security Cleared
14 1 (0.40%) Avaya Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 9 (3.64%) QA
2 7 (2.83%) SLA
3 6 (2.43%) GDPR
3 6 (2.43%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.81%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.40%) FISMA
System Software
1 114 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 72 (29.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (11.74%) Hyper-V
4 23 (9.31%) vSphere
5 20 (8.10%) XenApp
6 16 (6.48%) XenDesktop
7 15 (6.07%) VMware ESXi
8 11 (4.45%) Docker
9 7 (2.83%) Virtual Machines
10 6 (2.43%) Virtual Desktop
11 4 (1.62%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (1.62%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (1.21%) NFS
12 3 (1.21%) Terminal Services
12 3 (1.21%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.40%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 1 (0.40%) PowerHA
13 1 (0.40%) vCloud
13 1 (0.40%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 1 (0.40%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 24 (9.72%) SCCM
2 15 (6.07%) Puppet
3 13 (5.26%) AirWatch
3 13 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (4.45%) Ansible
5 9 (3.64%) Microsoft Clustering
5 9 (3.64%) Nagios
6 8 (3.24%) SCOM
7 6 (2.43%) vCenter Server
7 6 (2.43%) vRealize
7 6 (2.43%) WSUS
8 5 (2.02%) Foglight
8 5 (2.02%) Kubernetes
9 4 (1.62%) NetBackup
9 4 (1.62%) Single Sign-On
10 3 (1.21%) SCOrch
11 2 (0.81%) EMC NetWorker
11 2 (0.81%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 2 (0.81%) FortiGate
11 2 (0.81%) Kibana
Vendors
1 150 (60.73%) VMware
2 91 (36.84%) Microsoft
3 71 (28.74%) Cisco
4 36 (14.57%) NetApp
5 35 (14.17%) Citrix
6 26 (10.53%) HP
7 23 (9.31%) Veeam
8 22 (8.91%) Red Hat
8 22 (8.91%) SolarWinds
9 12 (4.86%) McAfee
9 12 (4.86%) Nimble Storage
10 10 (4.05%) F5
11 9 (3.64%) Avaya
11 9 (3.64%) Blue Coat
11 9 (3.64%) Fortinet
12 8 (3.24%) Atlassian
13 7 (2.83%) Dell
13 7 (2.83%) EMC
13 7 (2.83%) Meraki
14 6 (2.43%) Sophos