Period
to 22 October 2018

The median annual salary for an Infrastructure Support was £39,750 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 22 October 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 311 340 316
Rank change year-on-year +29 -24 -30
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Support 50 33 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.42% 0.26% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.27% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 46 28 44
North West median annual salary £39,750 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.31% -7.14% +6.06%
10th Percentile £33,500 £26,250 £23,000
90th Percentile £72,312 £45,000 £51,125
England median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,950
% change year-on-year +6.67% -1.19% +1.20%

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 11,388 12,349 11,804
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.71% 96.70% 97.27%
Number of salaries quoted 9,211 9,884 9,957
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 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £63,750 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 +16 30 £43,028 +32.39% 2
Cheshire +11 14 £39,000 +25.81% 3
Merseyside - 4 £37,990 - 1
Lancashire +11 2 £40,000 +45.45% 2
Infrastructure Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 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
2 40 (80.00%) VMware
2 40 (80.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 35 (70.00%) Windows Server
4 25 (50.00%) Linux
5 24 (48.00%) Active Directory
5 24 (48.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 22 (44.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (42.00%) Mentoring
8 20 (40.00%) Coaching
9 19 (38.00%) SQL
10 16 (32.00%) HP
10 16 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
11 15 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
11 15 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
11 15 (30.00%) Problem Management
11 15 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
12 13 (26.00%) SAN
12 13 (26.00%) Microsoft
13 12 (24.00%) Finance
13 12 (24.00%) Service Management
13 12 (24.00%) Disaster Recovery
13 12 (24.00%) Problem-Solving
13 12 (24.00%) Jenkins
13 12 (24.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 12 (24.00%) PowerShell
14 11 (22.00%) Amazon AWS
14 11 (22.00%) Analytics
14 11 (22.00%) Cisco
14 11 (22.00%) ITIL

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 8 (16.00%) MS Exchange
3 4 (8.00%) IIS
4 3 (6.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (4.00%) Confluence
6 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (2.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 15 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (22.00%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (20.00%) Office 365
4 9 (18.00%) GitHub
5 6 (12.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (26.00%) SAN
2 7 (14.00%) LAN
3 6 (12.00%) SSL
3 6 (12.00%) VLAN
4 5 (10.00%) DNS
4 5 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 5 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 5 (10.00%) Firewall
4 5 (10.00%) VPN
4 5 (10.00%) WAN
5 4 (8.00%) DHCP
5 4 (8.00%) Skype
5 4 (8.00%) Wireless
6 3 (6.00%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (6.00%) Network Security
6 3 (6.00%) TCP/IP
7 2 (4.00%) FTP
7 2 (4.00%) HTTP
7 2 (4.00%) Internet
7 2 (4.00%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (20.00%) MongoDB
1 10 (20.00%) MySQL
2 6 (12.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (6.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
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 12 (24.00%) Jenkins
2 9 (18.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (4.00%) Bitbucket
3 2 (4.00%) JIRA
3 2 (4.00%) SonarQube
3 2 (4.00%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (4.00%) Subversion
General
1 12 (24.00%) Finance
2 2 (4.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.00%) Law
3 1 (2.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.00%) Middleware
2 1 (2.00%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.00%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 15 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (20.00%) Clustering
3 4 (8.00%) Replication
4 2 (4.00%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.00%) Fat Client
5 1 (2.00%) Smartphone
5 1 (2.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 41 (82.00%) Windows
2 35 (70.00%) Windows Server
3 25 (50.00%) Linux
4 22 (44.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (24.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (22.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (4.00%) AIX
8 2 (4.00%) Unix
9 1 (2.00%) CentOS
9 1 (2.00%) Windows 10
9 1 (2.00%) Windows 7
9 1 (2.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (80.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 21 (42.00%) Mentoring
3 20 (40.00%) Coaching
4 16 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (30.00%) Problem Management
6 12 (24.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 12 (24.00%) Problem-Solving
6 12 (24.00%) Service Management
7 11 (22.00%) Analytics
7 11 (22.00%) ITIL
8 10 (20.00%) DevOps
8 10 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
8 10 (20.00%) Server Management
8 10 (20.00%) Test Automation
9 9 (18.00%) Change Management
9 9 (18.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 6 (12.00%) High Availability
11 5 (10.00%) Critical Thinking
11 5 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
11 5 (10.00%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (38.00%) SQL
2 12 (24.00%) PowerShell
3 10 (20.00%) Bash Shell
4 3 (6.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (6.00%) Degree
2 3 (6.00%) MCSE
3 2 (4.00%) CCNA
3 2 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.00%) MCITP
4 1 (2.00%) MCSA
4 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 24 (48.00%) Active Directory
1 24 (48.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (14.00%) Hyper-V
3 4 (8.00%) XenApp
4 2 (4.00%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (4.00%) vSphere
4 2 (4.00%) XenDesktop
5 1 (2.00%) Docker
5 1 (2.00%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 1 (2.00%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (2.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (20.00%) Puppet
2 9 (18.00%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (14.00%) Microsoft Clustering
4 6 (12.00%) AirWatch
5 5 (10.00%) Foglight
6 4 (8.00%) Backup Exec
6 4 (8.00%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (4.00%) FlexNet
8 1 (2.00%) Ansible
8 1 (2.00%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (2.00%) NetBackup
8 1 (2.00%) Tivoli
8 1 (2.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (2.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 40 (80.00%) VMware
2 16 (32.00%) HP
3 13 (26.00%) Microsoft
4 11 (22.00%) Cisco
5 10 (20.00%) Atlassian
5 10 (20.00%) Red Hat
6 7 (14.00%) Citrix
6 7 (14.00%) Nimble Storage
7 6 (12.00%) Blue Coat
7 6 (12.00%) NetApp
7 6 (12.00%) SolarWinds
8 5 (10.00%) Brocade
8 5 (10.00%) CommVault
8 5 (10.00%) F5
8 5 (10.00%) McAfee
8 5 (10.00%) NetIQ
8 5 (10.00%) TippingPoint
9 4 (8.00%) Mitel
9 4 (8.00%) Veeam
10 1 (2.00%) SaltStack