Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for an Infrastructure Specialist was £39,750 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 370 337 350
Rank change year-on-year -33 +13 +18
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Specialist 4 18 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.030% 0.14% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.031% 0.15% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 2 18 37
North West median annual salary £39,750 £45,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.67% +50.00% -37.82%
10th Percentile £38,175 £40,275 £27,500
90th Percentile £42,725 £62,500 £39,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £44,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +13.64% - +3.53%

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

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
North West
Permanent vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 12704 12096 12623
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.59% 97.06% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 10170 10182 10477
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

Infrastructure Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings that featured Infrastructure Specialist in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 -22 3 £38,000 -20.00%
Cheshire -24 1 £41,500 -7.78%
Infrastructure Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 4 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) Citrix Certification
2 3 (75.00%) Citrix
2 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (75.00%) XenDesktop
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (75.00%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (75.00%) NetScaler
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (50.00%) XenMobile
3 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (50.00%) OneDrive
3 2 (50.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (50.00%) Office 365
3 2 (50.00%) Wyse
3 2 (50.00%) XenApp
3 2 (50.00%) XenServer
3 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (50.00%) Dell
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) Altiris
3 2 (50.00%) Symantec
3 2 (50.00%) McAfee
4 1 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (25.00%) MCSA

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 1 (25.00%) Site Server
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Office 365
1 2 (50.00%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) NetScaler
2 1 (25.00%) SAN
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 10
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (25.00%) CCA
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) MCSA
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (25.00%) NCDA
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) GxP
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) VMware ESXi
1 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (75.00%) XenDesktop
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (50.00%) XenApp
2 2 (50.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) Citrix
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) Altiris
3 2 (50.00%) Dell
3 2 (50.00%) McAfee
3 2 (50.00%) Symantec
3 2 (50.00%) Wyse
4 1 (25.00%) NetApp