Period
to 17 June 2019

The median annual salary for an Infrastructure Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 17 June 2019.

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
17 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 168 215 171
Rank change year-on-year +47 -44 +22
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 496 440 574
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.90% 1.47% 1.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.97% 1.51% 2.03%
Number of salaries quoted 445 414 534
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,750 £31,250
90th Percentile £67,250 £65,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +2.22% +4.65% -

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 25,233 29,085 28,318
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.51% 96.99% 96.72%
Number of salaries quoted 20,592 24,334 23,627
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.00% +5.26% -

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 17 June 2019.

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 17 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
Thames Valley +52 210 £41,625 -12.37% 52
Surrey +28 107 £47,500 +5.56% 16
Berkshire +6 101 £40,000 -20.00% 19
Hampshire -6 101 £43,000 +14.67% 33
Buckinghamshire +60 72 £41,625 -7.50% 18
Oxfordshire +41 37 £48,250 +16.27% 15
East Sussex +39 25 £45,000 -6.74% 2
Kent +26 25 £42,500 +21.43% 8
West Sussex -10 25 £45,000 +24.14% 4
Infrastructure Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 June 2019, 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.

1 473 (95.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 352 (70.97%) Windows
3 301 (60.69%) VMware
4 288 (58.06%) Microsoft
5 274 (55.24%) Windows Server
6 244 (49.19%) Active Directory
7 198 (39.92%) VMware Infrastructure
8 197 (39.72%) Microsoft Azure
9 173 (34.88%) Hyper-V
10 171 (34.48%) Office 365
11 154 (31.05%) PowerShell
12 142 (28.63%) Firewall
13 130 (26.21%) Cisco
14 129 (26.01%) DNS
15 127 (25.60%) Linux
16 117 (23.59%) ITIL
17 114 (22.98%) Windows Server 2012
18 101 (20.36%) DHCP
19 100 (20.16%) Microsoft Certification
20 99 (19.96%) Citrix
21 96 (19.35%) Amazon AWS
22 88 (17.74%) MS Exchange
23 86 (17.34%) SCCM
24 82 (16.53%) TCP/IP
25 81 (16.33%) MCSE
26 79 (15.93%) DevOps
27 77 (15.52%) Security Cleared
28 72 (14.52%) Data Centre
29 70 (14.11%) WAN
30 68 (13.71%) LAN

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 88 (17.74%) MS Exchange
2 60 (12.10%) IIS
3 33 (6.65%) SharePoint
4 28 (5.65%) Skype for Business
5 19 (3.83%) Exchange Server 2010
6 18 (3.63%) Exchange Server 2013
7 16 (3.23%) nginx
8 14 (2.82%) Apache
9 5 (1.01%) OpenStack
10 4 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (0.81%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.60%) JBoss
11 3 (0.60%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.40%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.20%) Cloud Foundry
13 1 (0.20%) Confluence
13 1 (0.20%) Elasticsearch
13 1 (0.20%) WildFly
Applications
1 27 (5.44%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.40%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 197 (39.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 171 (34.48%) Office 365
3 96 (19.35%) Amazon AWS
4 29 (5.85%) IaaS
5 26 (5.24%) Google Cloud Platform
6 16 (3.23%) SaaS
7 15 (3.02%) PaaS
8 12 (2.42%) AWS CloudFormation
8 12 (2.42%) Azure Active Directory
9 10 (2.02%) GitHub
10 9 (1.81%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 9 (1.81%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (1.21%) Serverless
12 4 (0.81%) Mimecast
13 2 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
13 2 (0.40%) OneDrive
14 1 (0.20%) Amazon ELB
14 1 (0.20%) Cloudflare
14 1 (0.20%) Power Platform
14 1 (0.20%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 142 (28.63%) Firewall
2 129 (26.01%) DNS
3 101 (20.36%) DHCP
4 82 (16.53%) TCP/IP
5 70 (14.11%) WAN
6 68 (13.71%) LAN
7 55 (11.09%) VPN
8 44 (8.87%) SAN
9 38 (7.66%) IP Telephony
10 31 (6.25%) VoIP
11 29 (5.85%) BIG-IP
12 26 (5.24%) Remote Desktop
13 21 (4.23%) VLAN
13 21 (4.23%) Wireless
14 20 (4.03%) Skype
15 18 (3.63%) Internet
16 16 (3.23%) MPLS
17 13 (2.62%) Wi-Fi
18 11 (2.22%) FTP
19 9 (1.81%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (11.90%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (2.62%) Big Data
3 13 (2.62%) Redis
4 7 (1.41%) MongoDB
4 7 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (1.21%) MySQL
5 6 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (1.21%) SQL Server 2019
6 4 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.60%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.60%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (0.60%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (0.60%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (0.40%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (0.40%) Ingres
8 2 (0.40%) Oracle Exadata
8 2 (0.40%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 32 (6.45%) Jenkins
2 16 (3.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 7 (1.41%) GitLab
4 4 (0.81%) JIRA
5 3 (0.60%) Bitbucket
5 3 (0.60%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.60%) TeamCity
5 3 (0.60%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.40%) Artifactory
6 2 (0.40%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (0.40%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.20%) Hudson
7 1 (0.20%) Maven
7 1 (0.20%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 62 (12.50%) Finance
2 30 (6.05%) Electronics
3 9 (1.81%) Telecoms
4 6 (1.21%) Advertising
5 5 (1.01%) Marketing
6 4 (0.81%) Manufacturing
6 4 (0.81%) Retail
7 3 (0.60%) Legal
8 2 (0.40%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.40%) Banking
8 2 (0.40%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.20%) Games
9 1 (0.20%) Military
9 1 (0.20%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.02%) Web Services
2 11 (2.22%) JSON
3 9 (1.81%) LDAP
3 9 (1.81%) Software Packaging
4 8 (1.61%) Elastic Stack
5 7 (1.41%) YAML
6 5 (1.01%) Memcached
7 4 (0.81%) .NET
7 4 (0.81%) Middleware
8 3 (0.60%) RabbitMQ
8 3 (0.60%) Web Services Management
9 2 (0.40%) MEAN Stack
9 2 (0.40%) X-Windows
10 1 (0.20%) 802.1X
10 1 (0.20%) COM
10 1 (0.20%) CSS
10 1 (0.20%) HTML
10 1 (0.20%) Node.js
10 1 (0.20%) REST
10 1 (0.20%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 72 (14.52%) Data Centre
2 18 (3.63%) Replication
3 17 (3.43%) Clustering
4 16 (3.23%) Fat Client
4 16 (3.23%) Thin Client
5 14 (2.82%) Public Cloud
6 12 (2.42%) Data Protection Act
7 11 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (2.02%) Driving Licence
8 10 (2.02%) Hybrid Cloud
8 10 (2.02%) Management Information System
8 10 (2.02%) Semantic Web
9 8 (1.61%) EMC VNX
9 8 (1.61%) Private Cloud
10 7 (1.41%) PKI
10 7 (1.41%) Self-Motivation
11 4 (0.81%) e-Learning
11 4 (0.81%) Enterprise Storage
11 4 (0.81%) NHS
11 4 (0.81%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 352 (70.97%) Windows
2 274 (55.24%) Windows Server
3 127 (25.60%) Linux
4 114 (22.98%) Windows Server 2012
5 68 (13.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 54 (10.89%) Windows 10
7 31 (6.25%) Windows 7
8 23 (4.64%) Unix
9 16 (3.23%) Windows 8
10 13 (2.62%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (1.81%) CentOS
11 9 (1.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (1.61%) VMS
13 6 (1.21%) Windows XP
14 5 (1.01%) Mac OS
15 4 (0.81%) Apple iOS
16 3 (0.60%) Android
16 3 (0.60%) Ubuntu
17 2 (0.40%) Oracle Linux
18 1 (0.20%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 473 (95.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 117 (23.59%) ITIL
3 79 (15.93%) DevOps
4 57 (11.49%) Problem-Solving
5 51 (10.28%) Load Balancing
6 45 (9.07%) Agile Software Development
7 44 (8.87%) Business Continuity
8 41 (8.27%) High Availability
9 40 (8.06%) Configuration Management
9 40 (8.06%) Disaster Recovery
10 31 (6.25%) Infrastructure as Code
11 22 (4.44%) Performance Monitoring
12 19 (3.83%) Virtual Environments
13 18 (3.63%) Continuous Integration
13 18 (3.63%) Mentoring
13 18 (3.63%) Scrum
13 18 (3.63%) Software Engineering
14 16 (3.23%) Incident Management
14 16 (3.23%) Migration
14 16 (3.23%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 154 (31.05%) PowerShell
2 67 (13.51%) SQL
3 43 (8.67%) Bash Shell
4 34 (6.85%) Python
5 18 (3.63%) PHP
5 18 (3.63%) Ruby
6 11 (2.22%) Go
7 9 (1.81%) Java
8 6 (1.21%) C#
9 5 (1.01%) T-SQL
9 5 (1.01%) VBScript
10 3 (0.60%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.40%) VB
12 1 (0.20%) C++
Qualifications
1 100 (20.16%) Microsoft Certification
2 81 (16.33%) MCSE
3 77 (15.52%) Security Cleared
4 57 (11.49%) MCSA
5 50 (10.08%) SC Cleared
6 26 (5.24%) DV Cleared
7 23 (4.64%) Degree
8 22 (4.44%) CCNA
8 22 (4.44%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (2.82%) MCP
10 10 (2.02%) CCNP
10 10 (2.02%) Citrix Certification
10 10 (2.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 9 (1.81%) MCITP
12 8 (1.61%) RHCSA
13 6 (1.21%) CISSP
13 6 (1.21%) RHCE
14 5 (1.01%) DBS Check
15 3 (0.60%) CCDP
15 3 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (8.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 39 (7.86%) SLA
3 30 (6.05%) Cyber Essentials
4 27 (5.44%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 26 (5.24%) PMO
6 9 (1.81%) GDPR
7 7 (1.41%) PCI DSS
8 5 (1.01%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.60%) RMADS
10 2 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.20%) DICOM
11 1 (0.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.20%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.20%) PSD2
System Software
1 244 (49.19%) Active Directory
2 198 (39.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 173 (34.88%) Hyper-V
4 64 (12.90%) VMware ESXi
5 44 (8.87%) Docker
6 38 (7.66%) vSphere
7 28 (5.65%) XenApp
8 21 (4.23%) Terminal Server
8 21 (4.23%) Virtual Machines
8 21 (4.23%) XenDesktop
9 19 (3.83%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 19 (3.83%) Virtual Servers
10 12 (2.42%) DFS Replication
11 11 (2.22%) Firmware
12 9 (1.81%) Xen
13 8 (1.61%) iptables
13 8 (1.61%) VirtualBox
14 6 (1.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 5 (1.01%) EMC RecoverPoint
16 3 (0.60%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 86 (17.34%) SCCM
2 39 (7.86%) Terraform
3 34 (6.85%) SCVMM
4 32 (6.45%) Puppet
5 30 (6.05%) SCOM
6 29 (5.85%) Ansible
7 28 (5.65%) vCenter Server
8 23 (4.64%) Kubernetes
9 17 (3.43%) WSUS
10 14 (2.82%) Backup Exec
11 13 (2.62%) Microsoft Intune
12 12 (2.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 11 (2.22%) Failover Clustering
14 10 (2.02%) Opscode Chef
15 9 (1.81%) Kibana
15 9 (1.81%) NetBackup
15 9 (1.81%) XenMobile
16 8 (1.61%) Graphite
16 8 (1.61%) Nagios
16 8 (1.61%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 301 (60.69%) VMware
2 288 (58.06%) Microsoft
3 130 (26.21%) Cisco
4 99 (19.96%) Citrix
5 53 (10.69%) HP
6 36 (7.26%) Aruba
7 33 (6.65%) F5
8 29 (5.85%) Mitel
9 24 (4.84%) SolarWinds
10 23 (4.64%) Google
11 21 (4.23%) Veeam
12 15 (3.02%) Juniper
13 13 (2.62%) Dell
14 12 (2.42%) Red Hat
15 11 (2.22%) Oracle
16 10 (2.02%) EMC
16 10 (2.02%) Symantec
17 8 (1.61%) Centreon
17 8 (1.61%) NetApp
18 6 (1.21%) CheckPoint