Period
to 6 June 2020

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 6 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Infrastructure Engineering
England > North West
6 months to
6 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 70 107 157
Rank change year-on-year +37 +50 -13
Permanent jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering 234 304 260
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 3.86% 2.97% 2.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.19% 3.18% 2.29%
Number of salaries quoted 203 259 232
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £28,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £52,943
England median annual salary £48,750 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.63% +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 5,587 9,570 11,349
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 92.07% 93.56% 92.55%
Number of salaries quoted 4,428 7,067 9,104
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,000 £26,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% 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 6 June 2020.

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 6 June 2020. 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 +36 152 £41,500 -7.78% 26
Cheshire +14 51 £50,000 +17.65% 6
Merseyside +28 20 £52,000 +6.67% 3
Lancashire +23 9 £42,500 +8.97% 2
Cumbria - 1 £45,000 - 1
Infrastructure Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 6 June 2020, 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.

1 145 (61.97%) Windows
2 106 (45.30%) VMware
3 100 (42.74%) Azure
4 98 (41.88%) Microsoft
5 93 (39.74%) Windows Server
6 81 (34.62%) Active Directory
7 75 (32.05%) Linux
8 67 (28.63%) VMware Infrastructure
9 63 (26.92%) AWS
10 58 (24.79%) PowerShell
11 51 (21.79%) ITIL
12 50 (21.37%) Cisco
12 50 (21.37%) Office 365
13 49 (20.94%) Python
14 44 (18.80%) Puppet
15 43 (18.38%) Ansible
15 43 (18.38%) Firewall
16 38 (16.24%) SAN
16 38 (16.24%) Terraform
17 36 (15.38%) DevOps
17 36 (15.38%) Citrix
18 35 (14.96%) LAN
18 35 (14.96%) WAN
19 33 (14.10%) Hyper-V
20 32 (13.68%) SQL Server
20 32 (13.68%) Data Centre
21 29 (12.39%) MS Exchange
21 29 (12.39%) Git (software)
22 28 (11.97%) Microsoft Certification
22 28 (11.97%) Finance

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 29 (12.39%) MS Exchange
2 20 (8.55%) SharePoint
3 14 (5.98%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (3.85%) Skype for Business
5 7 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (2.99%) IIS
6 6 (2.56%) Apache
7 5 (2.14%) JBoss
8 4 (1.71%) Confluence
8 4 (1.71%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (1.28%) nginx
9 3 (1.28%) OpenStack
9 3 (1.28%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.85%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.85%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.85%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (2.14%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.85%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 100 (42.74%) Azure
2 63 (26.92%) AWS
3 50 (21.37%) Office 365
4 14 (5.98%) AWS CloudFormation
5 12 (5.13%) AWS CodeBuild
5 12 (5.13%) AWS CodePipeline
6 9 (3.85%) Amazon EC2
6 9 (3.85%) Amazon ECS
6 9 (3.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 8 (3.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 8 (3.42%) Azure Active Directory
7 8 (3.42%) GCP
8 6 (2.56%) Amazon S3
8 6 (2.56%) IaaS
9 4 (1.71%) OpenShift
10 3 (1.28%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (1.28%) GitHub
10 3 (1.28%) Serverless
11 1 (0.43%) Route 53
11 1 (0.43%) WhatsApp
Communications & Networking
1 43 (18.38%) Firewall
2 38 (16.24%) SAN
3 35 (14.96%) LAN
3 35 (14.96%) WAN
4 16 (6.84%) TCP/IP
5 15 (6.41%) VPN
6 14 (5.98%) DNS
7 13 (5.56%) Network Security
7 13 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
8 11 (4.70%) VLAN
9 9 (3.85%) DHCP
9 9 (3.85%) Skype
9 9 (3.85%) VoIP
10 8 (3.42%) MPLS
10 8 (3.42%) Wireless
11 7 (2.99%) Internet
11 7 (2.99%) NetScaler
11 7 (2.99%) OSPF
12 6 (2.56%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (2.56%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (13.68%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.98%) NoSQL
3 12 (5.13%) MySQL
4 11 (4.70%) MongoDB
5 6 (2.56%) Amazon Aurora
5 6 (2.56%) Amazon RDS
5 6 (2.56%) Redis
6 3 (1.28%) Big Data
6 3 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.28%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.85%) Cosmos DB
7 2 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.43%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.43%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.43%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 29 (12.39%) Git (software)
2 22 (9.40%) Octopus Deploy
2 22 (9.40%) TeamCity
3 21 (8.97%) Bitbucket
4 13 (5.56%) Jenkins
5 6 (2.56%) JIRA
5 6 (2.56%) Subversion
6 2 (0.85%) CA Release Automation
7 1 (0.43%) Bitbucket Server
General
1 28 (11.97%) Finance
2 13 (5.56%) Law
3 7 (2.99%) Marketing
4 6 (2.56%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.14%) Billing
5 5 (2.14%) Retail
6 4 (1.71%) Legal
7 2 (0.85%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.85%) Local Government
7 2 (0.85%) Public Sector
7 2 (0.85%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.43%) Back Office
8 1 (0.43%) Banking
8 1 (0.43%) Fire and Rescue
8 1 (0.43%) Police
Job Titles
1 175 (74.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 38 (16.24%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 25 (10.68%) IT Engineer
4 22 (9.40%) Cloud Engineer
4 22 (9.40%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
4 22 (9.40%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
5 17 (7.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 17 (7.26%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 17 (7.26%) AWS Engineer
5 17 (7.26%) AWS Infrastructure Engineer
5 17 (7.26%) Linux Engineer
6 16 (6.84%) Azure Engineer
6 16 (6.84%) VMware Engineer
7 15 (6.41%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
7 15 (6.41%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
8 14 (5.98%) Windows Engineer
8 14 (5.98%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
9 13 (5.56%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
10 10 (4.27%) DevOps Engineer
11 9 (3.85%) Senior Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.27%) Web Services
2 5 (2.14%) .NET
3 4 (1.71%) .NET Framework
3 4 (1.71%) JSON
4 3 (1.28%) Node.js
5 2 (0.85%) Middleware
6 1 (0.43%) LAMP
6 1 (0.43%) LDAP
6 1 (0.43%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 32 (13.68%) Data Centre
2 12 (5.13%) Driving Licence
3 10 (4.27%) Private Cloud
4 8 (3.42%) Mobile App
5 5 (2.14%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.14%) Public Cloud
6 4 (1.71%) Clustering
6 4 (1.71%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.28%) Enterprise Cloud
7 3 (1.28%) Life Science
7 3 (1.28%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (1.28%) NHS
7 3 (1.28%) User Experience
7 3 (1.28%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.85%) CCTV
8 2 (0.85%) Internet of Things
8 2 (0.85%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.43%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.43%) Derivative
9 1 (0.43%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 145 (61.97%) Windows
2 93 (39.74%) Windows Server
3 75 (32.05%) Linux
4 22 (9.40%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (9.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (7.26%) Windows Server 2016
6 13 (5.56%) Windows 10
7 10 (4.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (3.85%) CentOS
9 7 (2.99%) Unix
10 5 (2.14%) Windows 7
11 4 (1.71%) VMS
11 4 (1.71%) Windows Server 2019
12 1 (0.43%) AIX
12 1 (0.43%) Solaris
12 1 (0.43%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (21.79%) ITIL
2 36 (15.38%) DevOps
3 26 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (11.11%) High Availability
4 22 (9.40%) Problem-Solving
5 21 (8.97%) Configuration Management
6 18 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
7 17 (7.26%) Service Management
8 16 (6.84%) Time Management
9 15 (6.41%) Change Management
9 15 (6.41%) Infrastructure Automation
10 12 (5.13%) Root Cause Analysis
11 10 (4.27%) Project Management
11 10 (4.27%) Task Automation
12 9 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
12 9 (3.85%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (3.85%) E-Commerce
12 9 (3.85%) Mentoring
12 9 (3.85%) Migration
12 9 (3.85%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 58 (24.79%) PowerShell
2 49 (20.94%) Python
3 24 (10.26%) Bash Shell
4 13 (5.56%) SQL
5 10 (4.27%) Go
6 5 (2.14%) VBScript
7 3 (1.28%) C#
7 3 (1.28%) Java
7 3 (1.28%) Ruby
8 2 (0.85%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.85%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.85%) VB
9 1 (0.43%) C
9 1 (0.43%) Perl
Qualifications
1 28 (11.97%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (9.83%) MCSE
3 19 (8.12%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (8.12%) Degree
4 16 (6.84%) CCNA
5 14 (5.98%) MCSA
5 14 (5.98%) RHCE
6 11 (4.70%) Security Cleared
7 10 (4.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 9 (3.85%) CCNP
8 9 (3.85%) MCITP
9 7 (2.99%) MCTS
10 4 (1.71%) SC Cleared
11 3 (1.28%) DBS Check
12 2 (0.85%) A+ Certification
12 2 (0.85%) CCSP
12 2 (0.85%) CCVP
12 2 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.85%) NCDA
12 2 (0.85%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.42%) GDPR
1 8 (3.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (2.14%) SLA
3 2 (0.85%) QA
4 1 (0.43%) NIST
System Software
1 81 (34.62%) Active Directory
2 67 (28.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (14.10%) Hyper-V
4 25 (10.68%) Docker
5 19 (8.12%) XenApp
6 12 (5.13%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (2.99%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 7 (2.99%) XenDesktop
8 6 (2.56%) vSphere
9 5 (2.14%) Firmware
9 5 (2.14%) VMware NSX
10 4 (1.71%) vCloud
11 3 (1.28%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.85%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.43%) NFS
13 1 (0.43%) Samba
13 1 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
13 1 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.43%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 44 (18.80%) Puppet
2 43 (18.38%) Ansible
3 38 (16.24%) Terraform
4 26 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
5 18 (7.69%) Kubernetes
6 17 (7.26%) SCCM
7 12 (5.13%) Cisco CUCM
8 10 (4.27%) Nagios
9 7 (2.99%) SCOM
10 3 (1.28%) EdgeSight
10 3 (1.28%) FortiGate
10 3 (1.28%) SCOrch
10 3 (1.28%) SCVMM
11 2 (0.85%) BladeLogic
11 2 (0.85%) CA Wily
11 2 (0.85%) Failover Clustering
11 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Intune
11 2 (0.85%) vCenter Server
11 2 (0.85%) WSUS
12 1 (0.43%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 106 (45.30%) VMware
2 98 (41.88%) Microsoft
3 50 (21.37%) Cisco
4 36 (15.38%) Citrix
5 19 (8.12%) NetApp
6 18 (7.69%) Red Hat
7 13 (5.56%) HP
8 10 (4.27%) EMC
9 9 (3.85%) CheckPoint
9 9 (3.85%) Fortinet
10 6 (2.56%) Dell
10 6 (2.56%) Palo Alto
10 6 (2.56%) Veeam
11 5 (2.14%) SAP
12 4 (1.71%) Google
13 3 (1.28%) CA
13 3 (1.28%) F5
13 3 (1.28%) Hitachi
13 3 (1.28%) IBM
13 3 (1.28%) Splunk