Period
to 18 January 2021

The median annual salary for an Infrastructure Engineer was £47,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 18 January 2021.

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
18 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 121 144 193
Rank change year-on-year +23 +49 +7
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 226 474 460
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 2.29% 2.05% 1.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.38% 2.14% 1.78%
Number of salaries quoted 193 389 422
Median annual salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.44% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,753 £32,000
90th Percentile £76,000 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £47,000 £45,000 £46,903
% change year-on-year +4.44% -4.06% +7.82%

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 9,513 22,179 25,779
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.19% 95.86% 96.32%
Number of salaries quoted 7,705 18,267 21,605
Median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £73,750 £75,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,502
% change year-on-year +4.76% +1.94% +3.00%

Infrastructure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Infrastructure Engineer in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 18 January 2021.

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 18 January 2021. 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 +89 94 £47,500 -5.00% 17
Hampshire +19 78 £50,000 +29.87% 19
Buckinghamshire +81 44 £43,748 -12.50% 4
Surrey +19 38 £45,000 -5.76% 6
Berkshire +27 29 £50,000 -9.09% 6
Oxfordshire +54 21 £48,500 +14.12% 7
West Sussex -7 6 £45,000 +15.38% 4
East Sussex +18 5 £40,000 -20.00%
Kent +17 5 £37,500 - 7
Infrastructure Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 January 2021, 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.

1 215 (95.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 122 (53.98%) Windows
3 106 (46.90%) Microsoft
4 103 (45.58%) Active Directory
5 99 (43.81%) VMware
6 95 (42.04%) Azure
7 78 (34.51%) VMware Infrastructure
8 73 (32.30%) Windows Server
9 67 (29.65%) Linux
10 57 (25.22%) AWS
11 56 (24.78%) Office 365
12 48 (21.24%) Security Cleared
12 48 (21.24%) ITIL
12 48 (21.24%) Firewall
13 46 (20.35%) DNS
14 44 (19.47%) Windows Server 2012
15 43 (19.03%) Cisco
15 43 (19.03%) PowerShell
16 42 (18.58%) DevOps
16 42 (18.58%) Windows Server 2016
17 41 (18.14%) SC Cleared
18 40 (17.70%) MS Exchange
19 38 (16.81%) Ansible
20 37 (16.37%) VMware ESXi
20 37 (16.37%) DHCP
21 35 (15.49%) TCP/IP
21 35 (15.49%) Windows 10
22 34 (15.04%) Data Centre
23 33 (14.60%) Windows Server 2019
23 33 (14.60%) Citrix

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 40 (17.70%) MS Exchange
2 23 (10.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (8.85%) Exchange Server 2013
4 13 (5.75%) IIS
5 9 (3.98%) SharePoint
6 7 (3.10%) Apache
6 7 (3.10%) Skype for Business
7 5 (2.21%) OpenStack
8 4 (1.77%) ColdFusion
9 3 (1.33%) nginx
10 2 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 7 (3.10%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.77%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.88%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 95 (42.04%) Azure
2 57 (25.22%) AWS
3 56 (24.78%) Office 365
4 15 (6.64%) IBM Cloud
5 13 (5.75%) Cloud Computing
6 11 (4.87%) OpenShift
7 9 (3.98%) Azure Active Directory
7 9 (3.98%) PaaS
8 7 (3.10%) IaaS
9 6 (2.65%) Mimecast
10 4 (1.77%) Amazon S3
11 3 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (1.33%) Amazon EKS
11 3 (1.33%) SaaS
11 3 (1.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.44%) Amazon Glacier
12 1 (0.44%) Cloudflare
12 1 (0.44%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.44%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.44%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 48 (21.24%) Firewall
2 46 (20.35%) DNS
3 37 (16.37%) DHCP
4 35 (15.49%) TCP/IP
5 33 (14.60%) SAN
6 21 (9.29%) WAN
7 18 (7.96%) VSAN
8 17 (7.52%) LAN
8 17 (7.52%) VPN
9 16 (7.08%) VLAN
10 12 (5.31%) Network Security
11 11 (4.87%) BGP
11 11 (4.87%) NAS
12 9 (3.98%) NetScaler
13 7 (3.10%) MPLS
13 7 (3.10%) Skype
13 7 (3.10%) Wireless
14 6 (2.65%) iSCSI
14 6 (2.65%) OSPF
15 5 (2.21%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (12.83%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.10%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (2.65%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (1.77%) MySQL
5 3 (1.33%) InfluxDB
5 3 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.88%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.44%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.44%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.44%) Big Data
7 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 13 (5.75%) GitLab
2 5 (2.21%) JIRA
3 1 (0.44%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (4.42%) Telecoms
2 7 (3.10%) Back Office
2 7 (3.10%) Law
2 7 (3.10%) Military
3 6 (2.65%) Public Sector
4 5 (2.21%) Finance
5 4 (1.77%) Electronics
6 3 (1.33%) Banking
7 2 (0.88%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.88%) Marketing
8 1 (0.44%) Advertising
8 1 (0.44%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.42%) Kafka
2 6 (2.65%) LDAP
3 4 (1.77%) X-Windows
4 3 (1.33%) SAML
5 2 (0.88%) Velocity
6 1 (0.44%) .NET
6 1 (0.44%) HTML
6 1 (0.44%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 34 (15.04%) Data Centre
2 12 (5.31%) Replication
3 10 (4.42%) Hybrid Cloud
3 10 (4.42%) Private Cloud
4 9 (3.98%) Clustering
5 8 (3.54%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (2.65%) Cloud Native
7 4 (1.77%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.33%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (1.33%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (0.88%) CMDB
9 2 (0.88%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.88%) EPoS
9 2 (0.88%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.88%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.88%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.88%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 1 (0.44%) iSeries
10 1 (0.44%) NHS
10 1 (0.44%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 122 (53.98%) Windows
2 73 (32.30%) Windows Server
3 67 (29.65%) Linux
4 44 (19.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 42 (18.58%) Windows Server 2016
6 35 (15.49%) Windows 10
7 33 (14.60%) Windows Server 2019
8 18 (7.96%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (5.31%) Windows 7
10 8 (3.54%) Unix
10 8 (3.54%) Windows 8
11 7 (3.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (2.21%) CentOS
13 3 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.88%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.44%) Debian
15 1 (0.44%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.44%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 215 (95.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 48 (21.24%) ITIL
3 42 (18.58%) DevOps
4 25 (11.06%) Project Delivery
4 25 (11.06%) Service Management
5 24 (10.62%) Continuous Improvement
6 22 (9.73%) Problem-Solving
7 21 (9.29%) IT Strategy
8 20 (8.85%) ITIL V3
9 18 (7.96%) Site Reliability Engineering
10 15 (6.64%) Infrastructure as Code
11 14 (6.19%) Data Science
11 14 (6.19%) Software Engineering
12 13 (5.75%) Server Building
13 11 (4.87%) Change Management
13 11 (4.87%) Configuration Management
13 11 (4.87%) Load Balancing
13 11 (4.87%) Network Virtualisation
14 10 (4.42%) Agile Software Development
14 10 (4.42%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (19.03%) PowerShell
2 32 (14.16%) Python
3 20 (8.85%) SQL
4 13 (5.75%) Go
5 7 (3.10%) Shell Script
6 6 (2.65%) PHP
7 4 (1.77%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.44%) C
8 1 (0.44%) C#
8 1 (0.44%) C++
8 1 (0.44%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.44%) Ruby
8 1 (0.44%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.44%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 48 (21.24%) Security Cleared
2 41 (18.14%) SC Cleared
3 25 (11.06%) Microsoft Certification
4 23 (10.18%) MCSE
5 21 (9.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 19 (8.41%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (6.64%) MCSA
8 13 (5.75%) MCP
9 11 (4.87%) CCNA
9 11 (4.87%) Degree
10 8 (3.54%) CCNP
10 8 (3.54%) DV Cleared
10 8 (3.54%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (3.54%) VCP6
11 2 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.88%) CCDP
12 1 (0.44%) CCENT
12 1 (0.44%) Chartered Engineer
12 1 (0.44%) HNC
12 1 (0.44%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.21%) PCI DSS
1 5 (2.21%) PMBOK
1 5 (2.21%) SLA
2 4 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (1.77%) PMO
3 3 (1.33%) QA
4 1 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.44%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 103 (45.58%) Active Directory
2 78 (34.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (16.37%) VMware ESXi
4 31 (13.72%) Docker
5 29 (12.83%) Hyper-V
6 28 (12.39%) Virtual Servers
7 19 (8.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 18 (7.96%) VMware NSX
9 17 (7.52%) vSphere
10 12 (5.31%) XenApp
11 8 (3.54%) Virtual Machines
12 7 (3.10%) Firmware
12 7 (3.10%) XenDesktop
13 5 (2.21%) Virtual Desktop
14 3 (1.33%) DFS Replication
15 2 (0.88%) NFS
15 2 (0.88%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 38 (16.81%) Ansible
2 32 (14.16%) Kubernetes
3 30 (13.27%) SCCM
3 30 (13.27%) Terraform
4 11 (4.87%) Microsoft Intune
4 11 (4.87%) SCOM
5 8 (3.54%) Puppet
6 7 (3.10%) Backup Exec
7 6 (2.65%) HAProxy
7 6 (2.65%) SCSM
7 6 (2.65%) vRealize
8 4 (1.77%) SCVMM
9 3 (1.33%) Grafana
9 3 (1.33%) Prometheus
9 3 (1.33%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (1.33%) vCenter Server
9 3 (1.33%) WSUS
10 1 (0.44%) FortiGate
10 1 (0.44%) vMotion
10 1 (0.44%) WMI
Vendors
1 106 (46.90%) Microsoft
2 99 (43.81%) VMware
3 43 (19.03%) Cisco
4 33 (14.60%) Citrix
5 21 (9.29%) IBM
6 14 (6.19%) F5
7 13 (5.75%) Veeam
8 11 (4.87%) CheckPoint
8 11 (4.87%) Dell
8 11 (4.87%) Red Hat
9 10 (4.42%) HP
10 7 (3.10%) Oracle
11 6 (2.65%) Infoblox
11 6 (2.65%) Meraki
12 5 (2.21%) ServiceNow
12 5 (2.21%) SolarWinds
13 4 (1.77%) Palo Alto
14 3 (1.33%) CommVault
14 3 (1.33%) EMC
14 3 (1.33%) SAP