Period
to 16 December 2018

The median annual salary for an Infrastructure Support was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

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

Infrastructure Support
England > North West
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 303 341 303
Rank change year-on-year +38 -38 -25
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Support 50 29 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.45% 0.22% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.23% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 49 24 47
North West median annual salary £40,000 £31,250 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.00% -5.30% +1.54%
10th Percentile £31,000 £26,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £72,312 £45,000 £39,250
England median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -

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 10,834 12,601 12,036
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.58% 96.67% 96.85%
Number of salaries quoted 8,785 10,114 10,133
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,750 £24,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +0.53%

Infrastructure Support
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Support in the North West

Infrastructure Support
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Infrastructure Support in the North West

Infrastructure Support
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Support in the North West over the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Infrastructure Support in the North West

Infrastructure Support
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 Support within the North West region over the 6 months to 16 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 27 £49,482 +57.09% 4
Cheshire +37 14 £39,000 +20.00% 1
Merseyside - 6 £35,979 - 2
Lancashire +5 3 £49,482 +79.93% 1
Infrastructure Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 December 2018, Infrastructure Support job roles required the following IT 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 featuring Infrastructure Support in the job title.

1 41 (82.00%) Windows
1 41 (82.00%) VMware
2 38 (76.00%) Windows Server
3 37 (74.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 30 (60.00%) Active Directory
5 28 (56.00%) Linux
5 28 (56.00%) Mentoring
6 27 (54.00%) Coaching
7 26 (52.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 24 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
9 23 (46.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 22 (44.00%) HP
11 21 (42.00%) Service Management
11 21 (42.00%) Windows Server 2012
12 19 (38.00%) Analytics
12 19 (38.00%) Analytical Skills
12 19 (38.00%) Problem-Solving
13 18 (36.00%) Windows Server 2003
13 18 (36.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 16 (32.00%) Microsoft
14 16 (32.00%) ITIL
15 15 (30.00%) Red Hat
15 15 (30.00%) Server Management
16 14 (28.00%) Problem Management
17 13 (26.00%) Finance
17 13 (26.00%) Change Management
17 13 (26.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
18 12 (24.00%) Clustering
19 11 (22.00%) Disaster Recovery
19 11 (22.00%) SQL

Infrastructure Support 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 9 (18.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.00%) IIS
4 1 (2.00%) Confluence
4 1 (2.00%) nginx
Applications
1 4 (8.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 10 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (16.00%) GitHub
3 6 (12.00%) IaaS
3 6 (12.00%) Office 365
4 1 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (20.00%) SAN
2 7 (14.00%) LAN
3 5 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 5 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 5 (10.00%) Firewall
3 5 (10.00%) SSL
3 5 (10.00%) WAN
3 5 (10.00%) Wireless
4 4 (8.00%) DNS
4 4 (8.00%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (6.00%) DHCP
5 3 (6.00%) Internet
5 3 (6.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (6.00%) VPN
6 2 (4.00%) FTP
6 2 (4.00%) HTTP
6 2 (4.00%) SMTP
6 2 (4.00%) SSH
6 2 (4.00%) VLAN
7 1 (2.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (18.00%) MySQL
2 8 (16.00%) MongoDB
3 3 (6.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 9 (18.00%) Jenkins
2 8 (16.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (4.00%) GitLab
4 1 (2.00%) Bitbucket
4 1 (2.00%) JIRA
4 1 (2.00%) SonarQube
4 1 (2.00%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (2.00%) Subversion
General
1 13 (26.00%) Finance
2 2 (4.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.00%) Banking
3 1 (2.00%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.00%) Middleware
2 1 (2.00%) LEMP Stack
2 1 (2.00%) PHP-FPM
Miscellaneous
1 19 (38.00%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (24.00%) Clustering
3 4 (8.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.00%) Fat Client
4 2 (4.00%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (4.00%) NHS
4 2 (4.00%) Smartphone
4 2 (4.00%) Thin Client
5 1 (2.00%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.00%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (2.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 41 (82.00%) Windows
2 38 (76.00%) Windows Server
3 28 (56.00%) Linux
4 26 (52.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (42.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (36.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 18 (36.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (4.00%) CentOS
8 1 (2.00%) AIX
8 1 (2.00%) Debian
8 1 (2.00%) Ubuntu
8 1 (2.00%) Unix
8 1 (2.00%) Windows 10
8 1 (2.00%) Windows 7
8 1 (2.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (74.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 28 (56.00%) Mentoring
3 27 (54.00%) Coaching
4 24 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (42.00%) Service Management
6 19 (38.00%) Analytics
6 19 (38.00%) Problem-Solving
7 16 (32.00%) ITIL
8 15 (30.00%) Server Management
9 14 (28.00%) Problem Management
10 13 (26.00%) Change Management
10 13 (26.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 11 (22.00%) Disaster Recovery
12 8 (16.00%) DevOps
12 8 (16.00%) Root Cause Analysis
12 8 (16.00%) Test Automation
13 6 (12.00%) Analytical Thinking
13 6 (12.00%) High Availability
14 5 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
14 5 (10.00%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 11 (22.00%) PowerShell
1 11 (22.00%) SQL
2 9 (18.00%) Bash Shell
3 2 (4.00%) Python
4 1 (2.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 5 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (6.00%) MCSE
4 2 (4.00%) CCNA
4 2 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (4.00%) DBS Check
4 2 (4.00%) Degree
5 1 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.00%) MCITP
5 1 (2.00%) MCSA
5 1 (2.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 30 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 23 (46.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (6.00%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (6.00%) XenApp
4 2 (4.00%) vSphere
4 2 (4.00%) XenDesktop
5 1 (2.00%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 1 (2.00%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (2.00%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 10 (20.00%) Puppet
2 9 (18.00%) Microsoft Clustering
3 8 (16.00%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (12.00%) AirWatch
5 5 (10.00%) Foglight
6 2 (4.00%) vMotion
7 1 (2.00%) Backup Exec
7 1 (2.00%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (2.00%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (2.00%) FlexNet
7 1 (2.00%) NetBackup
7 1 (2.00%) Tivoli
7 1 (2.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 41 (82.00%) VMware
2 22 (44.00%) HP
3 16 (32.00%) Microsoft
4 15 (30.00%) Red Hat
5 8 (16.00%) Atlassian
6 6 (12.00%) Blue Coat
6 6 (12.00%) Cisco
6 6 (12.00%) Citrix
6 6 (12.00%) Nimble Storage
6 6 (12.00%) SolarWinds
7 5 (10.00%) Brocade
7 5 (10.00%) CommVault
7 5 (10.00%) F5
7 5 (10.00%) McAfee
7 5 (10.00%) NetApp
7 5 (10.00%) NetIQ
7 5 (10.00%) TippingPoint
8 1 (2.00%) Mitel
8 1 (2.00%) Veeam
8 1 (2.00%) WatchGuard