The median annual salary for an Infrastructure Specialist was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Infrastructure Specialist
England / North West
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 267 218 238
Rank change year-on-year -49 +20  
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Specialist 2 10 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.029% 0.18% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.030% 0.18% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1 10 17
Median salary £47,500 £46,250 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.70% +54.16%  
UK excluding London median salary £39,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -3.65% +2.50%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 6598 5504 6187
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 96.66% 97.74% 96.90%
Number of salaries quoted 5394 4671 5060
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

Infrastructure Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West that featured Infrastructure Specialist in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Specialist in the North West

Infrastructure Specialist
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Infrastructure Specialist in the North West.

Salary trend for Infrastructure Specialist in the North West

Infrastructure Specialist
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 Specialist within the North West region over the 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -34 1 £47,500 -13.63%
Lancashire - 1 - -
Infrastructure Specialist
England

Infrastructure Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, Infrastructure Specialist job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region featuring Infrastructure Specialist in the job title.

1 14 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 12 (66.67%) VMware
3 11 (61.11%) Linux
4 10 (55.56%) Active Directory
5 9 (50.00%) HP
6 8 (44.44%) Windows
7 7 (38.89%) Cisco
8 6 (33.33%) SAN
8 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
9 5 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (27.78%) Windows Server
10 4 (22.22%) PowerShell
10 4 (22.22%) Mac OS
10 4 (22.22%) Windows 7
10 4 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (22.22%) IIS
10 4 (22.22%) Unix
10 4 (22.22%) HPUX
10 4 (22.22%) MS Exchange
10 4 (22.22%) Internet
10 4 (22.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 4 (22.22%) Juniper
11 3 (16.67%) AWK
11 3 (16.67%) Korn
11 3 (16.67%) SUSE
11 3 (16.67%) Firewall
11 3 (16.67%) Perl
11 3 (16.67%) ITIL
11 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Project
11 3 (16.67%) NetApp

Infrastructure Specialist Skill Set
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 4 (22.22%) IIS
1 4 (22.22%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.56%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (33.33%) SAN
2 4 (22.22%) Internet
3 3 (16.67%) Ethernet
3 3 (16.67%) Firewall
3 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 3 (16.67%) WAN
4 2 (11.11%) LAN
4 2 (11.11%) VLAN
5 1 (5.56%) NetScaler
5 1 (5.56%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Marketing
2 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Clustering
2 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.56%) Replication
2 1 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 11 (61.11%) Linux
2 8 (44.44%) Windows
3 5 (27.78%) Windows Server
4 4 (22.22%) HPUX
4 4 (22.22%) Mac OS
4 4 (22.22%) Unix
4 4 (22.22%) Windows 7
5 3 (16.67%) CentOS
5 3 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (16.67%) SUSE
6 2 (11.11%) AIX
6 2 (11.11%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (16.67%) ITIL
3 2 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (11.11%) High Availability
3 2 (11.11%) ITIL V3
4 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.56%) Health Informatics
4 1 (5.56%) Informatics
4 1 (5.56%) Load Balancing
4 1 (5.56%) Migration
4 1 (5.56%) Resource Management
4 1 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (5.56%) Service Management
4 1 (5.56%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) PowerShell
2 3 (16.67%) AWK
2 3 (16.67%) Bash Shell
2 3 (16.67%) Korn
2 3 (16.67%) Perl
2 3 (16.67%) Python
2 3 (16.67%) sed
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) CCIE
1 1 (5.56%) CCNP
1 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (5.56%) MCP
1 1 (5.56%) MCSA
1 1 (5.56%) MCSE
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 10 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 5 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (5.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 14 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 12 (66.67%) VMware
3 9 (50.00%) HP
4 7 (38.89%) Cisco
5 4 (22.22%) Juniper
6 3 (16.67%) NetApp
6 3 (16.67%) Palo Alto
6 3 (16.67%) Red Hat
6 3 (16.67%) Sun
7 1 (5.56%) Citrix
7 1 (5.56%) EMC
7 1 (5.56%) F5
7 1 (5.56%) PlateSpin
7 1 (5.56%) Riverbed
7 1 (5.56%) SAP