Period
to 26 September 2018

The median annual salary for an Infrastructure Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 26 September 2018.

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

Infrastructure Engineer
England > South East
6 months to
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 185 186 169
Rank change year-on-year +1 -17 +29
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 504 520 706
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.70% 1.78% 1.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.76% 1.84% 2.03%
Number of salaries quoted 458 458 640
South East median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% +7.14%
10th Percentile £31,425 £30,750 £31,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £56,625 £58,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +9.20% +2.35% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Permanent vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 28,568 28,263 34,803
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.58% 96.74% 97.11%
Number of salaries quoted 23,770 23,547 29,397
South East median annual salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.44% - +4.23%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,150 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%

Infrastructure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Infrastructure Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Engineer in the South East

Infrastructure Engineer
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer in the South East.

Salary trend for Infrastructure Engineer in the South East

Infrastructure Engineer
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 26 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Infrastructure Engineer in the South East

Infrastructure Engineer
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer within the South East region over the 6 months to 26 September 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
Thames Valley +81 273 £47,500 +19.50% 40
Berkshire +61 191 £50,000 +25.00% 21
Surrey 0 107 £50,000 +17.65% 14
Hampshire -77 79 £37,500 -6.25% 7
Buckinghamshire +26 43 £45,000 +20.00% 9
Oxfordshire +8 40 £45,000 +2.86% 10
West Sussex -21 18 £42,500 +2.41% 1
Kent +12 14 £38,750 -8.82% 7
East Sussex -16 14 £36,250 -1.36% 2
Middlesex +14 3 £97,500 +116.67%
Infrastructure Engineer
England

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 September 2018, Infrastructure Engineer 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 South East region featuring Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

1 482 (95.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 372 (73.81%) Windows
3 298 (59.13%) VMware
4 286 (56.75%) Windows Server
5 272 (53.97%) Active Directory
6 249 (49.40%) Microsoft
7 209 (41.47%) VMware Infrastructure
8 178 (35.32%) Microsoft Azure
9 168 (33.33%) Hyper-V
10 143 (28.37%) Linux
11 137 (27.18%) Windows Server 2008
12 135 (26.79%) Firewall
13 130 (25.79%) DNS
14 126 (25.00%) Office 365
15 120 (23.81%) Cisco
16 117 (23.21%) DHCP
17 116 (23.02%) Windows Server 2012
17 116 (23.02%) PowerShell
18 99 (19.64%) ITIL
19 96 (19.05%) SQL Server
20 81 (16.07%) MS Exchange
21 80 (15.87%) Finance
22 77 (15.28%) IIS
22 77 (15.28%) Citrix
23 74 (14.68%) Windows 10
24 73 (14.48%) Amazon AWS
25 68 (13.49%) SCCM
26 67 (13.29%) LAN
27 65 (12.90%) VPN
28 64 (12.70%) WAN

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 81 (16.07%) MS Exchange
2 77 (15.28%) IIS
3 26 (5.16%) Exchange Server 2013
4 22 (4.37%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (1.98%) SharePoint
5 10 (1.98%) Tomcat
6 9 (1.79%) Apache
7 7 (1.39%) Skype for Business
8 6 (1.19%) OpenStack
9 4 (0.79%) Confluence
10 3 (0.60%) EPiServer
11 2 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.40%) JBoss
12 1 (0.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.20%) Cloud Foundry
12 1 (0.20%) Commerce Server
12 1 (0.20%) NetWeaver
12 1 (0.20%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.20%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 16 (3.17%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (0.79%) TRIRIGA
2 2 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 178 (35.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 126 (25.00%) Office 365
3 73 (14.48%) Amazon AWS
4 47 (9.33%) PaaS
5 40 (7.94%) IaaS
6 24 (4.76%) Dynamics 365
7 20 (3.97%) SaaS
8 14 (2.78%) Amazon EC2
8 14 (2.78%) Amazon Glacier
8 14 (2.78%) Amazon S3
8 14 (2.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 12 (2.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 12 (2.38%) Amazon ELB
10 11 (2.18%) Azure Active Directory
11 6 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (1.19%) OpenShift
12 5 (0.99%) Akamai
13 4 (0.79%) AWS CloudFormation
14 3 (0.60%) Cloudflare
14 3 (0.60%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 135 (26.79%) Firewall
2 130 (25.79%) DNS
3 117 (23.21%) DHCP
4 67 (13.29%) LAN
5 65 (12.90%) VPN
6 64 (12.70%) SAN
6 64 (12.70%) WAN
7 42 (8.33%) TCP/IP
8 39 (7.74%) Network Security
9 33 (6.55%) NAS
10 27 (5.36%) Internet
11 23 (4.56%) VLAN
12 21 (4.17%) Skype
13 18 (3.57%) NetScaler
14 17 (3.37%) VoIP
15 16 (3.17%) Wireless
16 13 (2.58%) Fibre Channel
17 12 (2.38%) iSCSI
18 11 (2.18%) Cisco ASA
19 9 (1.79%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.98%) MySQL
3 11 (2.18%) Amazon RDS
4 10 (1.98%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (0.99%) MongoDB
6 4 (0.79%) Relational Database
6 4 (0.79%) SQL Server 2016
7 3 (0.60%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (0.60%) Qlik Sense
8 2 (0.40%) Big Data
8 2 (0.40%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.40%) Power BI
9 1 (0.20%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.20%) DB2
9 1 (0.20%) IBM InfoSphere
9 1 (0.20%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.20%) SAP BW
9 1 (0.20%) SAP HANA
9 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (1.98%) Jenkins
2 9 (1.79%) JIRA
3 7 (1.39%) Git (software)
4 5 (0.99%) TeamCity
5 4 (0.79%) Bitbucket
5 4 (0.79%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (0.60%) Mercurial
7 2 (0.40%) Subversion
7 2 (0.40%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.20%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.20%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.20%) MSTest
8 1 (0.20%) Ranorex
8 1 (0.20%) Visual Studio
General
1 80 (15.87%) Finance
2 19 (3.77%) Retail
3 15 (2.98%) Telecoms
4 14 (2.78%) Legal
5 9 (1.79%) Banking
5 9 (1.79%) Manufacturing
5 9 (1.79%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (0.79%) Advertising
6 4 (0.79%) Back Office
6 4 (0.79%) Electronics
6 4 (0.79%) Marketing
6 4 (0.79%) Online Betting
6 4 (0.79%) Publishing
7 3 (0.60%) Law
8 1 (0.20%) Automotive
8 1 (0.20%) Games
8 1 (0.20%) Local Government
8 1 (0.20%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (4.96%) Web Services
2 6 (1.19%) .NET
3 5 (0.99%) CSS
4 4 (0.79%) LDAP
5 3 (0.60%) .NET Framework
5 3 (0.60%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (0.60%) XML
6 2 (0.40%) MEAN Stack
6 2 (0.40%) Middleware
6 2 (0.40%) PostGIS
7 1 (0.20%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.20%) CGI
7 1 (0.20%) COM
7 1 (0.20%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.20%) HTML
7 1 (0.20%) SAML
7 1 (0.20%) SAP Fiori
7 1 (0.20%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 64 (12.70%) Data Centre
2 51 (10.12%) PKI
3 45 (8.93%) Private Cloud
4 36 (7.14%) Replication
5 20 (3.97%) Analytical Skills
6 19 (3.77%) Computer Science
7 15 (2.98%) Management Information System
7 15 (2.98%) Self-Motivation
8 13 (2.58%) EMC VNX
9 9 (1.79%) Clustering
10 8 (1.59%) Life Science
11 7 (1.39%) Driving Licence
11 7 (1.39%) PMI
12 6 (1.19%) Data Protection Act
12 6 (1.19%) Enterprise Storage
12 6 (1.19%) Public Cloud
13 4 (0.79%) Fintech
14 2 (0.40%) User Experience
15 1 (0.20%) Enterprise Cloud
15 1 (0.20%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 372 (73.81%) Windows
2 286 (56.75%) Windows Server
3 143 (28.37%) Linux
4 137 (27.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 116 (23.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 74 (14.68%) Windows 10
7 34 (6.75%) Windows 7
8 24 (4.76%) Windows 8
9 20 (3.97%) Unix
10 15 (2.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (1.79%) CentOS
12 6 (1.19%) Solaris
12 6 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (0.99%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.60%) AIX
14 3 (0.60%) SUSE
15 1 (0.20%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.20%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 482 (95.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 99 (19.64%) ITIL
3 64 (12.70%) DevOps
4 50 (9.92%) Agile Software Development
5 49 (9.72%) Migration
6 46 (9.13%) Problem Management
7 45 (8.93%) Load Balancing
8 44 (8.73%) Service Management
9 39 (7.74%) Root Cause Analysis
10 38 (7.54%) Network Virtualisation
11 37 (7.34%) Scrum
12 32 (6.35%) Logistics
13 26 (5.16%) Project Management
14 25 (4.96%) Disaster Recovery
15 24 (4.76%) Change Management
15 24 (4.76%) Virtual Infrastructure
16 23 (4.56%) Business Continuity
17 22 (4.37%) Incident Management
18 20 (3.97%) Continuous Improvement
19 19 (3.77%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 116 (23.02%) PowerShell
2 59 (11.71%) SQL
3 35 (6.94%) Python
4 25 (4.96%) Bash Shell
5 24 (4.76%) Ruby
6 16 (3.17%) Java
7 15 (2.98%) Perl
8 11 (2.18%) C#
9 9 (1.79%) Shell Script
10 7 (1.39%) VBScript
11 5 (0.99%) VB
12 1 (0.20%) C
12 1 (0.20%) Go
12 1 (0.20%) Scala
12 1 (0.20%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 46 (9.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 45 (8.93%) Degree
3 38 (7.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 28 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
5 25 (4.96%) CCNA
5 25 (4.96%) MCSE
6 24 (4.76%) Security Cleared
7 17 (3.37%) CCNP
8 16 (3.17%) Citrix Certification
9 14 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
10 13 (2.58%) EMC Certification
11 12 (2.38%) MCSA
12 11 (2.18%) Computer Science Degree
12 11 (2.18%) SC Cleared
13 8 (1.59%) MCP
14 7 (1.39%) DV Cleared
14 7 (1.39%) Master's Degree
14 7 (1.39%) PMI Certification
15 6 (1.19%) MCITP
16 5 (0.99%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.96%) SLA
2 8 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.39%) GAMP
4 6 (1.19%) GDPR
5 4 (0.79%) FISMA
5 4 (0.79%) QA
6 3 (0.60%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (0.60%) PMO
7 2 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 2 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.20%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 272 (53.97%) Active Directory
2 209 (41.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 168 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 58 (11.51%) VMware ESXi
5 36 (7.14%) XenApp
6 27 (5.36%) XenDesktop
7 22 (4.37%) Virtual Machines
8 20 (3.97%) Virtual Servers
9 19 (3.77%) vSphere
10 17 (3.37%) Firmware
11 10 (1.98%) Docker
12 9 (1.79%) Samba
13 8 (1.59%) XenServer
14 5 (0.99%) VMware NSX
15 4 (0.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 3 (0.60%) VirtualBox
17 2 (0.40%) DFS Replication
17 2 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
18 1 (0.20%) ProxySG
18 1 (0.20%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 68 (13.49%) SCCM
2 47 (9.33%) vCenter Server
3 46 (9.13%) SCOM
4 25 (4.96%) Puppet
5 22 (4.37%) Ansible
6 17 (3.37%) Opscode Chef
6 17 (3.37%) vRealize
7 16 (3.17%) Cisco CUCM
8 14 (2.78%) EMC VPLEX
8 14 (2.78%) Terraform
9 13 (2.58%) vMotion
10 10 (1.98%) AirWatch
11 9 (1.79%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 9 (1.79%) vRealize Orchestrator
12 8 (1.59%) Kubernetes
12 8 (1.59%) XenMobile
13 6 (1.19%) Backup Exec
13 6 (1.19%) Microsoft Clustering
13 6 (1.19%) WSUS
14 5 (0.99%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 298 (59.13%) VMware
2 249 (49.40%) Microsoft
3 120 (23.81%) Cisco
4 77 (15.28%) Citrix
5 39 (7.74%) ServiceNow
6 37 (7.34%) BMC
7 31 (6.15%) HP
8 25 (4.96%) Veeam
9 23 (4.56%) EMC
10 21 (4.17%) Red Hat
11 19 (3.77%) Dell
12 18 (3.57%) CheckPoint
13 16 (3.17%) CommVault
13 16 (3.17%) Palo Alto
13 16 (3.17%) SolarWinds
14 15 (2.98%) Brocade
15 13 (2.58%) Isilon
16 12 (2.38%) SAP
17 11 (2.18%) Oracle
18 10 (1.98%) Meraki