Period
to 11 December 2019

The median annual salary for an Infrastructure Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 11 December 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
11 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 167 189 193
Rank change year-on-year +22 +4 -35
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 466 483 534
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.90% 1.72% 1.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.98% 1.78% 1.77%
Number of salaries quoted 375 442 452
South East median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -11.11%
10th Percentile £31,450 £31,525 £29,750
90th Percentile £66,050 £62,500 £55,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.26% +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 23,488 27,130 30,152
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.99% 96.37% 96.70%
Number of salaries quoted 19,268 22,437 25,157
South East median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,650 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £67,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +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 11 December 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 11 December 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
Hampshire +90 163 £38,500 -3.75% 24
Thames Valley -56 112 £45,000 - 40
Surrey +28 101 £47,500 +5.56% 14
Berkshire -49 75 £46,250 -2.63% 23
West Sussex +4 33 £42,500 - 7
East Sussex +22 31 £50,000 +53.85% 2
Kent +5 27 £37,500 -6.25% 10
Buckinghamshire -12 23 £50,000 +23.46% 10
Oxfordshire +14 16 £42,500 -10.53% 7
Infrastructure Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 11 December 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.

1 460 (98.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 293 (62.88%) Windows
3 261 (56.01%) Microsoft
4 233 (50.00%) VMware
5 196 (42.06%) Windows Server
6 190 (40.77%) Active Directory
7 189 (40.56%) Office 365
8 184 (39.48%) Azure
9 154 (33.05%) VMware Infrastructure
10 144 (30.90%) Firewall
11 135 (28.97%) Linux
12 130 (27.90%) Cisco
13 126 (27.04%) Hyper-V
14 118 (25.32%) PowerShell
15 106 (22.75%) Windows Server 2012
16 101 (21.67%) AWS
17 99 (21.24%) DNS
18 83 (17.81%) MS Exchange
18 83 (17.81%) ITIL
19 78 (16.74%) DHCP
20 70 (15.02%) TCP/IP
21 67 (14.38%) SAN
21 67 (14.38%) DevOps
22 66 (14.16%) Problem-Solving
23 65 (13.95%) LAN
23 65 (13.95%) WAN
24 64 (13.73%) Microsoft Certification
24 64 (13.73%) SCCM
25 59 (12.66%) Data Centre
26 58 (12.45%) Windows 10

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 (17.81%) MS Exchange
2 38 (8.15%) IIS
3 28 (6.01%) Exchange Server 2010
4 23 (4.94%) Exchange Server 2013
5 22 (4.72%) SharePoint
6 12 (2.58%) Skype for Business
7 7 (1.50%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.64%) Confluence
8 3 (0.64%) GlassFish
8 3 (0.64%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.21%) JCAPS
10 1 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 25 (5.36%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.21%) NetSuite
1 1 (0.21%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 189 (40.56%) Office 365
2 184 (39.48%) Azure
3 101 (21.67%) AWS
4 48 (10.30%) IaaS
4 48 (10.30%) SaaS
5 33 (7.08%) PaaS
6 20 (4.29%) Cloud Computing
7 18 (3.86%) Azure Active Directory
8 11 (2.36%) GCP
9 7 (1.50%) Akamai
10 6 (1.29%) GitHub
11 5 (1.07%) G Suite
12 4 (0.86%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (0.86%) Power Platform
13 3 (0.64%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 3 (0.64%) Serverless
13 3 (0.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 2 (0.43%) DigitalOcean
14 2 (0.43%) Mimecast
14 2 (0.43%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 144 (30.90%) Firewall
2 99 (21.24%) DNS
3 78 (16.74%) DHCP
4 70 (15.02%) TCP/IP
5 67 (14.38%) SAN
6 65 (13.95%) LAN
6 65 (13.95%) WAN
7 35 (7.51%) VPN
8 31 (6.65%) VoIP
9 28 (6.01%) VLAN
10 27 (5.79%) NAS
11 26 (5.58%) Network Security
12 22 (4.72%) iSCSI
13 15 (3.22%) Wireless
14 14 (3.00%) IP Telephony
15 13 (2.79%) Unified Communications
16 12 (2.58%) Remote Desktop
16 12 (2.58%) Skype
17 11 (2.36%) Ethernet
17 11 (2.36%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (9.23%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.72%) MySQL
2 8 (1.72%) Oracle Database
3 6 (1.29%) Relational Database
4 5 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (0.86%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (0.86%) Big Data
5 4 (0.86%) MongoDB
5 4 (0.86%) Power BI
6 2 (0.43%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (0.43%) Couchbase
6 2 (0.43%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.43%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.43%) Oracle9i Database
6 2 (0.43%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.43%) Redis
6 2 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.43%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (0.43%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (0.43%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 11 (2.36%) Jenkins
2 7 (1.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 7 (1.50%) JIRA
3 6 (1.29%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.07%) Visual Studio Team System
5 4 (0.86%) Bitbucket
5 4 (0.86%) Octopus Deploy
5 4 (0.86%) TeamCity
6 3 (0.64%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.43%) GitLab
7 2 (0.43%) Maven
8 1 (0.21%) Bitbucket Server
8 1 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.21%) Visual Studio
General
1 47 (10.09%) Finance
2 18 (3.86%) Aerospace
3 13 (2.79%) Retail
3 13 (2.79%) Telecoms
4 12 (2.58%) Marketing
5 8 (1.72%) Legal
6 6 (1.29%) Public Sector
7 4 (0.86%) Fire and Rescue
8 3 (0.64%) Back Office
8 3 (0.64%) Electronics
8 3 (0.64%) Games
8 3 (0.64%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.43%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.43%) Law
10 1 (0.21%) Advertising
10 1 (0.21%) Automotive
10 1 (0.21%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.58%) Middleware
2 10 (2.15%) JSON
3 9 (1.93%) .NET
4 7 (1.50%) Software Packaging
5 5 (1.07%) 802.1X
5 5 (1.07%) LDAP
6 4 (0.86%) Elastic Stack
6 4 (0.86%) Kafka
6 4 (0.86%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (0.64%) .NET Core
7 3 (0.64%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.64%) AngularJS
8 2 (0.43%) Ajax
8 2 (0.43%) JDBC
8 2 (0.43%) Memcached
8 2 (0.43%) Node.js
8 2 (0.43%) Sensu
8 2 (0.43%) YAML
9 1 (0.21%) COM
9 1 (0.21%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 59 (12.66%) Data Centre
2 25 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (3.86%) Hybrid Cloud
3 18 (3.86%) Private Cloud
4 17 (3.65%) Clustering
4 17 (3.65%) Management Information System
5 12 (2.58%) PKI
5 12 (2.58%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (1.50%) Driving Licence
6 7 (1.50%) Replication
7 6 (1.29%) NHS
8 5 (1.07%) EMC VNX
9 4 (0.86%) BYOD
9 4 (0.86%) e-Learning
9 4 (0.86%) Public Cloud
10 3 (0.64%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (0.64%) PACS
11 2 (0.43%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.43%) Fibre Optics
11 2 (0.43%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 293 (62.88%) Windows
2 196 (42.06%) Windows Server
3 135 (28.97%) Linux
4 106 (22.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 58 (12.45%) Windows 10
6 37 (7.94%) Windows Server 2008
7 29 (6.22%) Unix
8 23 (4.94%) Windows 7
9 14 (3.00%) Windows 8
10 11 (2.36%) Solaris
11 8 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (1.50%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (0.86%) CentOS
13 4 (0.86%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.43%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.43%) Fedora
14 2 (0.43%) VMS
15 1 (0.21%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.21%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.21%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 460 (98.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 83 (17.81%) ITIL
3 67 (14.38%) DevOps
4 66 (14.16%) Problem-Solving
5 47 (10.09%) Cybersecurity
6 41 (8.80%) Agile Software Development
7 33 (7.08%) Migration
8 29 (6.22%) Mentoring
9 27 (5.79%) Continuous Improvement
10 25 (5.36%) Disaster Recovery
11 18 (3.86%) Information Security
11 18 (3.86%) Project Delivery
12 17 (3.65%) Infrastructure as Code
12 17 (3.65%) Service Management
13 16 (3.43%) Capacity Planning
13 16 (3.43%) Service Delivery
14 15 (3.22%) Configuration Management
15 14 (3.00%) Load Balancing
15 14 (3.00%) Patch Management
15 14 (3.00%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 118 (25.32%) PowerShell
2 46 (9.87%) SQL
3 26 (5.58%) Python
4 23 (4.94%) Bash Shell
5 14 (3.00%) JavaScript
5 14 (3.00%) Shell Script
6 12 (2.58%) PHP
7 10 (2.15%) C#
8 9 (1.93%) C
8 9 (1.93%) VBScript
9 7 (1.50%) Ruby
10 6 (1.29%) VB
11 5 (1.07%) Java
11 5 (1.07%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.64%) Go
13 2 (0.43%) C++
13 2 (0.43%) Clojure
13 2 (0.43%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 64 (13.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 40 (8.58%) MCSE
3 37 (7.94%) Security Cleared
4 30 (6.44%) SC Cleared
5 23 (4.94%) MCSA
6 18 (3.86%) Degree
7 15 (3.22%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (2.58%) MCP
9 11 (2.36%) CCNA
9 11 (2.36%) CCNP
10 8 (1.72%) AWS Certification
11 6 (1.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (1.07%) Avaya Certification
13 4 (0.86%) DV Cleared
13 4 (0.86%) RHCE
14 3 (0.64%) VCP6
15 2 (0.43%) A+ Certification
15 2 (0.43%) CompTIA Security+
15 2 (0.43%) Computer Science Degree
15 2 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (6.22%) SLA
2 11 (2.36%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.64%) DICOM
3 3 (0.64%) QA
4 2 (0.43%) NCSC
4 2 (0.43%) NIST
4 2 (0.43%) RMADS
5 1 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 190 (40.77%) Active Directory
2 154 (33.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 126 (27.04%) Hyper-V
4 38 (8.15%) Docker
5 26 (5.58%) vSphere
6 24 (5.15%) VMware ESXi
7 20 (4.29%) Virtual Machines
8 19 (4.08%) Virtual Servers
9 15 (3.22%) Firmware
10 10 (2.15%) Terminal Services
11 7 (1.50%) ISA Server
11 7 (1.50%) XenApp
12 6 (1.29%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 6 (1.29%) VMware Server
13 5 (1.07%) NFS
14 4 (0.86%) DFS Replication
14 4 (0.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 4 (0.86%) Terminal Server
15 3 (0.64%) VMware Workstation
15 3 (0.64%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 64 (13.73%) SCCM
2 37 (7.94%) Ansible
3 32 (6.87%) Kubernetes
4 29 (6.22%) SCOM
5 24 (5.15%) Terraform
6 21 (4.51%) Puppet
7 16 (3.43%) WSUS
8 14 (3.00%) Backup Exec
9 10 (2.15%) NetBackup
10 9 (1.93%) vCenter Server
11 7 (1.50%) Nagios
12 6 (1.29%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 5 (1.07%) EMC NetWorker
13 5 (1.07%) Microsoft Intune
13 5 (1.07%) Opscode Chef
14 4 (0.86%) BMC PATROL
14 4 (0.86%) Data Guard
14 4 (0.86%) McAfee ePO
14 4 (0.86%) Oracle RMAN
15 3 (0.64%) AppManager
Vendors
1 261 (56.01%) Microsoft
2 233 (50.00%) VMware
3 130 (27.90%) Cisco
4 45 (9.66%) Citrix
5 41 (8.80%) HP
6 29 (6.22%) Veeam
7 27 (5.79%) Dell
8 24 (5.15%) Meraki
9 21 (4.51%) EMC
10 19 (4.08%) Oracle
10 19 (4.08%) Splunk
11 14 (3.00%) Avaya
11 14 (3.00%) Juniper
12 13 (2.79%) CheckPoint
13 11 (2.36%) Google
13 11 (2.36%) Red Hat
14 10 (2.15%) F5
14 10 (2.15%) NetApp
15 9 (1.93%) IBM
15 9 (1.93%) Nimble Storage