Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 188 195 163
Rank change year-on-year +7 -32 +35
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 501 536 750
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.75% 1.75% 2.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.82% 1.81% 2.20%
Number of salaries quoted 460 450 672
South East median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,475 £29,750 £32,050
90th Percentile £62,500 £55,000 £59,763
England median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.76% - -

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 27,568 29,617 34,162
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.40% 96.70% 97.08%
Number of salaries quoted 22,928 24,738 28,636
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £26,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

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 November 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 17 November 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 +55 253 £45,000 +16.88% 31
Berkshire +59 179 £47,500 +21.79% 14
Surrey +34 114 £47,500 +9.20% 14
Hampshire -71 72 £40,000 - 22
Buckinghamshire +13 44 £42,500 +10.39% 10
West Sussex +4 34 £42,500 - 7
Oxfordshire +4 30 £46,250 +32.14% 7
East Sussex +4 16 £36,250 -9.38% 5
Kent +14 15 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Middlesex +1 1 £31,500 -33.68%
Infrastructure Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 481 (96.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 393 (78.44%) Windows
3 299 (59.68%) Active Directory
4 279 (55.69%) VMware
5 278 (55.49%) Windows Server
6 246 (49.10%) Microsoft
7 186 (37.13%) Microsoft Azure
8 185 (36.93%) VMware Infrastructure
9 160 (31.94%) Linux
10 158 (31.54%) Hyper-V
11 157 (31.34%) Office 365
12 152 (30.34%) Firewall
13 145 (28.94%) DNS
14 124 (24.75%) PowerShell
15 122 (24.35%) Windows Server 2008
16 120 (23.95%) DHCP
17 118 (23.55%) ITIL
18 112 (22.36%) Windows Server 2012
19 103 (20.56%) Cisco
20 95 (18.96%) SQL Server
21 91 (18.16%) Finance
22 86 (17.17%) Amazon AWS
22 86 (17.17%) DevOps
23 83 (16.57%) SCCM
23 83 (16.57%) IIS
24 82 (16.37%) Windows 10
25 78 (15.57%) Citrix
26 74 (14.77%) MS Exchange
27 70 (13.97%) SQL
28 68 (13.57%) 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 83 (16.57%) IIS
2 74 (14.77%) MS Exchange
3 22 (4.39%) Exchange Server 2010
3 22 (4.39%) Exchange Server 2013
4 21 (4.19%) SharePoint
5 18 (3.59%) Apache
6 9 (1.80%) Tomcat
7 8 (1.60%) OpenStack
7 8 (1.60%) Skype for Business
8 4 (0.80%) Confluence
8 4 (0.80%) GemFire
9 3 (0.60%) EPiServer
9 3 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.40%) JBoss
11 1 (0.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.20%) NetWeaver
11 1 (0.20%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 14 (2.79%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.60%) TRIRIGA
2 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 186 (37.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 157 (31.34%) Office 365
3 86 (17.17%) Amazon AWS
4 36 (7.19%) PaaS
5 30 (5.99%) IaaS
6 17 (3.39%) SaaS
7 14 (2.79%) Dynamics 365
8 10 (2.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 10 (2.00%) Amazon EC2
8 10 (2.00%) Amazon ELB
8 10 (2.00%) Amazon Glacier
8 10 (2.00%) Amazon S3
8 10 (2.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 8 (1.60%) Azure Active Directory
10 7 (1.40%) Mimecast
11 6 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (1.00%) OpenShift
13 4 (0.80%) AWS CloudFormation
14 3 (0.60%) Cloudflare
14 3 (0.60%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 152 (30.34%) Firewall
2 145 (28.94%) DNS
3 120 (23.95%) DHCP
4 68 (13.57%) LAN
5 65 (12.97%) VPN
5 65 (12.97%) WAN
6 60 (11.98%) TCP/IP
7 46 (9.18%) SAN
8 38 (7.58%) Internet
9 28 (5.59%) Network Security
10 27 (5.39%) Wireless
11 24 (4.79%) NAS
12 22 (4.39%) Skype
13 14 (2.79%) VLAN
14 13 (2.59%) NetScaler
15 12 (2.40%) VoIP
16 11 (2.20%) Ethernet
16 11 (2.20%) Fibre Channel
16 11 (2.20%) iSCSI
17 9 (1.80%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (18.96%) SQL Server
2 25 (4.99%) MySQL
3 16 (3.19%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (2.20%) MongoDB
4 11 (2.20%) Relational Database
5 9 (1.80%) Amazon RDS
6 4 (0.80%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (0.80%) MariaDB
6 4 (0.80%) Qlik Sense
7 2 (0.40%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.20%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.20%) Big Data
8 1 (0.20%) DB2
8 1 (0.20%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.20%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.20%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.20%) SAP HANA
8 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 17 (3.39%) Jenkins
2 15 (2.99%) Git (software)
3 13 (2.59%) JIRA
4 7 (1.40%) Bitbucket
5 4 (0.80%) Gerrit
5 4 (0.80%) TeamCity
6 3 (0.60%) Mercurial
6 3 (0.60%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.40%) Subversion
7 2 (0.40%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.20%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.20%) Gradle
8 1 (0.20%) Maven
8 1 (0.20%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.20%) MSTest
8 1 (0.20%) Ranorex
8 1 (0.20%) Visual Studio
General
1 91 (18.16%) Finance
2 24 (4.79%) Telecoms
3 16 (3.19%) Manufacturing
4 15 (2.99%) Electronics
5 13 (2.59%) Marketing
5 13 (2.59%) Retail
6 12 (2.40%) Legal
7 9 (1.80%) Pharmaceutical
8 7 (1.40%) Banking
9 4 (0.80%) Back Office
9 4 (0.80%) Online Betting
9 4 (0.80%) Publishing
10 2 (0.40%) Advertising
11 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.20%) Games
11 1 (0.20%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (5.19%) Web Services
2 9 (1.80%) MEAN Stack
3 5 (1.00%) .NET
4 3 (0.60%) .NET Framework
4 3 (0.60%) CSS
4 3 (0.60%) LDAP
4 3 (0.60%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (0.60%) XML
5 2 (0.40%) PostGIS
6 1 (0.20%) CGI
6 1 (0.20%) COM
6 1 (0.20%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.20%) HTML
6 1 (0.20%) LAMP
6 1 (0.20%) LAPP Stack
6 1 (0.20%) LEMP Stack
6 1 (0.20%) Middleware
6 1 (0.20%) OAuth
6 1 (0.20%) OpenID
6 1 (0.20%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 61 (12.18%) Data Centre
2 53 (10.58%) PKI
3 40 (7.98%) Private Cloud
4 29 (5.79%) Replication
5 22 (4.39%) Management Information System
6 21 (4.19%) Analytical Skills
7 18 (3.59%) Self-Motivation
8 17 (3.39%) Computer Science
9 11 (2.20%) EMC VNX
10 8 (1.60%) Clustering
11 7 (1.40%) Hybrid Cloud
11 7 (1.40%) Life Science
11 7 (1.40%) PMI
12 5 (1.00%) Driving Licence
12 5 (1.00%) EPoS
12 5 (1.00%) Public Cloud
13 4 (0.80%) Enterprise Storage
14 3 (0.60%) Fintech
14 3 (0.60%) VxBlock/Vblock
15 2 (0.40%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 393 (78.44%) Windows
2 278 (55.49%) Windows Server
3 160 (31.94%) Linux
4 122 (24.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 112 (22.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 82 (16.37%) Windows 10
7 43 (8.58%) Windows 7
8 23 (4.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 23 (4.59%) Unix
8 23 (4.59%) Windows 8
9 19 (3.79%) CentOS
10 11 (2.20%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (1.60%) Solaris
12 5 (1.00%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.80%) SUSE
14 3 (0.60%) AIX
15 2 (0.40%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.20%) Android
16 1 (0.20%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 481 (96.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 118 (23.55%) ITIL
3 86 (17.17%) DevOps
4 65 (12.97%) Agile Software Development
5 52 (10.38%) Problem Management
6 44 (8.78%) Service Management
7 43 (8.58%) Migration
7 43 (8.58%) Scrum
8 40 (7.98%) Root Cause Analysis
9 39 (7.78%) Load Balancing
10 34 (6.79%) Disaster Recovery
10 34 (6.79%) Problem-Solving
11 29 (5.79%) Continuous Improvement
12 28 (5.59%) Project Management
12 28 (5.59%) Systems Engineering
13 27 (5.39%) Network Virtualisation
14 25 (4.99%) PRINCE2
15 24 (4.79%) Logistics
16 23 (4.59%) Incident Management
17 21 (4.19%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 124 (24.75%) PowerShell
2 70 (13.97%) SQL
3 47 (9.38%) Python
4 30 (5.99%) Bash Shell
5 24 (4.79%) Ruby
6 16 (3.19%) Perl
7 12 (2.40%) Java
8 11 (2.20%) VBScript
9 10 (2.00%) T-SQL
10 9 (1.80%) PHP
11 8 (1.60%) C#
12 7 (1.40%) Shell Script
13 5 (1.00%) VB
14 1 (0.20%) Go
Qualifications
1 55 (10.98%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (7.19%) MCSE
3 34 (6.79%) Degree
4 32 (6.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 27 (5.39%) Security Cleared
6 26 (5.19%) Cisco Certification
7 25 (4.99%) ITIL Certification
8 24 (4.79%) CCNA
9 18 (3.59%) MCSA
9 18 (3.59%) SC Cleared
10 15 (2.99%) Citrix Certification
11 12 (2.40%) CCNP
12 11 (2.20%) CCA
13 9 (1.80%) Computer Science Degree
13 9 (1.80%) EMC Certification
13 9 (1.80%) RHCA
14 7 (1.40%) Master's Degree
14 7 (1.40%) MCITP
14 7 (1.40%) PMI Certification
15 5 (1.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (5.19%) SLA
2 11 (2.20%) GDPR
3 7 (1.40%) GAMP
3 7 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.00%) QA
5 4 (0.80%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (0.80%) FISMA
6 3 (0.60%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 3 (0.60%) PMO
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
1 299 (59.68%) Active Directory
2 185 (36.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 158 (31.54%) Hyper-V
4 59 (11.78%) VMware ESXi
5 35 (6.99%) XenApp
6 33 (6.59%) vSphere
7 29 (5.79%) XenDesktop
8 21 (4.19%) Virtual Machines
9 18 (3.59%) Firmware
10 13 (2.59%) Virtual Servers
11 11 (2.20%) Docker
12 7 (1.40%) Samba
13 6 (1.20%) VMware NSX
14 5 (1.00%) XenServer
15 4 (0.80%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 4 (0.80%) Terminal Server
15 4 (0.80%) Varnish
16 3 (0.60%) vCloud
16 3 (0.60%) Virtual Desktop
17 2 (0.40%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 83 (16.57%) SCCM
2 48 (9.58%) SCOM
3 43 (8.58%) vCenter Server
4 25 (4.99%) Puppet
5 22 (4.39%) Ansible
6 21 (4.19%) Opscode Chef
7 16 (3.19%) Terraform
8 14 (2.79%) Cisco CUCM
9 13 (2.59%) vRealize
10 11 (2.20%) AirWatch
11 10 (2.00%) EMC VPLEX
12 9 (1.80%) Kubernetes
12 9 (1.80%) Nagios
12 9 (1.80%) vMotion
13 7 (1.40%) Backup Exec
13 7 (1.40%) Microsoft Clustering
13 7 (1.40%) vRealize Orchestrator
14 6 (1.20%) WSUS
14 6 (1.20%) XenMobile
15 5 (1.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 279 (55.69%) VMware
2 246 (49.10%) Microsoft
3 103 (20.56%) Cisco
4 78 (15.57%) Citrix
5 38 (7.58%) ServiceNow
6 35 (6.99%) BMC
7 31 (6.19%) HP
8 29 (5.79%) Red Hat
9 23 (4.59%) Oracle
10 21 (4.19%) SAP
11 20 (3.99%) Dell
11 20 (3.99%) EMC
12 18 (3.59%) SolarWinds
13 15 (2.99%) CheckPoint
13 15 (2.99%) Veeam
14 14 (2.79%) Brocade
14 14 (2.79%) Meraki
15 12 (2.40%) CommVault
15 12 (2.40%) Ivanti
16 11 (2.20%) Symantec