Period
to 20 June 2019

The median annual salary for an Infrastructure Support was £36,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 20 June 2019.

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
20 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 319 342 307
Rank change year-on-year +23 -35 +1
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Support 26 27 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.25% 0.22% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.23% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 21 22 54
North West median annual salary £36,000 £35,750 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.70% +10.00% +16.07%
10th Percentile £28,750 £25,925 £25,500
90th Percentile £48,112 £43,750 £51,250
England median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% -7.41% +6.58%

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 9,848 11,907 12,418
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.63% 96.92% 96.89%
Number of salaries quoted 7,426 9,690 10,252
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,531 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £66,250 £62,500
England median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.00% +5.26% -

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 20 June 2019.

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 20 June 2019. 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 +11 11 £36,750 -1.34% 4
Cheshire +36 7 £36,250 +11.54% 3
Merseyside +1 7 £35,979 +10.70% 1
Lancashire -5 1 £39,000 -2.50%
Infrastructure Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 June 2019, 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 16 (61.54%) Active Directory
2 15 (57.69%) Microsoft
2 15 (57.69%) Windows
3 14 (53.85%) Windows Server
4 13 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 13 (50.00%) VMware
5 8 (30.77%) Firewall
6 7 (26.92%) Problem-Solving
6 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (23.08%) Office 365
7 6 (23.08%) Data Centre
7 6 (23.08%) Cisco
7 6 (23.08%) ITIL
7 6 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
8 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (19.23%) VLAN
8 5 (19.23%) Finance
8 5 (19.23%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (19.23%) Linux
8 5 (19.23%) TCP/IP
8 5 (19.23%) NetApp
8 5 (19.23%) Windows 10
9 4 (15.38%) Windows 7
9 4 (15.38%) Citrix
9 4 (15.38%) LAN
9 4 (15.38%) WAN
9 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
9 4 (15.38%) SQL
9 4 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
10 3 (11.54%) VMware ESXi

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 2 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.85%) IBM Notes
2 1 (3.85%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.85%) nginx
2 1 (3.85%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.85%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (23.08%) Office 365
2 4 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (7.69%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (30.77%) Firewall
2 5 (19.23%) TCP/IP
2 5 (19.23%) VLAN
3 4 (15.38%) LAN
3 4 (15.38%) WAN
4 3 (11.54%) SAN
4 3 (11.54%) SSL
4 3 (11.54%) VPN
5 2 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (7.69%) DNS
5 2 (7.69%) Internet
5 2 (7.69%) IPsec
5 2 (7.69%) NAS
5 2 (7.69%) Wireless
6 1 (3.85%) DHCP
6 1 (3.85%) FTP
6 1 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (3.85%) MS Access
2 1 (3.85%) MySQL
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) GitLab
General
1 5 (19.23%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.85%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) Middleware
2 1 (3.85%) Flash
2 1 (3.85%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) Data Centre
2 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.69%) Clustering
3 2 (7.69%) EMC VNX
4 1 (3.85%) Driving Licence
4 1 (3.85%) Fat Client
4 1 (3.85%) FlexPod
4 1 (3.85%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.85%) Replication
4 1 (3.85%) Smartphone
4 1 (3.85%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 15 (57.69%) Windows
2 14 (53.85%) Windows Server
3 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (19.23%) Linux
4 5 (19.23%) Windows 10
4 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (15.38%) Windows 7
6 1 (3.85%) Data ONTAP
6 1 (3.85%) Debian
6 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (3.85%) Ubuntu
6 1 (3.85%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 7 (26.92%) Problem-Solving
3 6 (23.08%) ITIL
4 5 (19.23%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (11.54%) Configuration Management
5 3 (11.54%) Information Security
5 3 (11.54%) Mentoring
5 3 (11.54%) Service Delivery
5 3 (11.54%) Service Management
6 2 (7.69%) Analytical Thinking
6 2 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (7.69%) Creative Thinking
6 2 (7.69%) Incident Management
6 2 (7.69%) Migration
6 2 (7.69%) Presales
6 2 (7.69%) Problem Management
6 2 (7.69%) Process Management
6 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
6 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (3.85%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) SQL
2 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.85%) Bash Shell
3 1 (3.85%) C
3 1 (3.85%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) CCNA
1 3 (11.54%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (11.54%) MCP
2 1 (3.85%) MCSE
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 16 (61.54%) Active Directory
2 3 (11.54%) Hyper-V
2 3 (11.54%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (11.54%) vSphere
3 2 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.85%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) SCCM
2 1 (3.85%) Puppet
2 1 (3.85%) vMotion
Vendors
1 15 (57.69%) Microsoft
2 13 (50.00%) VMware
3 6 (23.08%) Cisco
4 5 (19.23%) NetApp
5 4 (15.38%) Citrix
6 2 (7.69%) Dell
6 2 (7.69%) EMC
6 2 (7.69%) HP
6 2 (7.69%) Palo Alto
7 1 (3.85%) Ivanti
7 1 (3.85%) Lotus
7 1 (3.85%) Oracle
7 1 (3.85%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.85%) SolarWinds
7 1 (3.85%) Veeam