Period
to 11 April 2021

The median annual salary for an Infrastructure Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 11 April 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
11 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 117 143 175
Rank change year-on-year +26 +32 +50
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 329 435 489
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 2.64% 2.11% 1.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.80% 2.21% 1.90%
Number of salaries quoted 239 350 440
10th Percentile £32,700 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £39,688 £36,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
75th Percentile £60,000 £57,438 £55,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £65,225
England median annual salary £46,125 £46,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year -0.27% +2.78% -

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 11,763 19,675 25,737
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.49% 95.59% 96.67%
Number of salaries quoted 9,333 16,186 21,508
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,500 £26,750
25th Percentile £38,750 £36,750 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £61,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

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 11 April 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 11 April 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
Hampshire +34 110 £48,000 +12.94% 15
Thames Valley +39 98 £47,500 -5.00% 21
Surrey -8 57 £46,500 +2.20% 4
Buckinghamshire +54 48 £46,750 -6.50% 9
Kent +36 34 £38,000 +1.33% 8
Oxfordshire +31 29 £48,500 +10.86% 5
Berkshire +3 21 £47,000 -14.55% 7
West Sussex -11 18 £45,000 +16.88% 2
East Sussex +32 9 £46,750 -18.70% 1
Infrastructure Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 11 April 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.

1 329 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 164 (49.85%) VMware
3 163 (49.54%) Azure
4 162 (49.24%) Windows
5 155 (47.11%) Microsoft
5 155 (47.11%) Active Directory
6 125 (37.99%) VMware Infrastructure
7 118 (35.87%) AWS
8 102 (31.00%) Firewall
9 99 (30.09%) Windows Server
10 90 (27.36%) Microsoft 365
11 87 (26.44%) PowerShell
12 77 (23.40%) Linux
13 76 (23.10%) DNS
14 61 (18.54%) MS Exchange
14 61 (18.54%) SAN
15 59 (17.93%) DevOps
15 59 (17.93%) Data Centre
16 55 (16.72%) ITIL
17 53 (16.11%) DHCP
18 52 (15.81%) Hyper-V
19 48 (14.59%) Kubernetes
20 47 (14.29%) WAN
20 47 (14.29%) Cisco
21 46 (13.98%) Citrix
22 45 (13.68%) TCP/IP
23 42 (12.77%) LAN
23 42 (12.77%) Python
23 42 (12.77%) VLAN
23 42 (12.77%) Ansible

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 61 (18.54%) MS Exchange
2 26 (7.90%) IIS
3 21 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (3.95%) SharePoint
5 12 (3.65%) Exchange Server 2013
6 10 (3.04%) Apache
7 7 (2.13%) OpenStack
8 5 (1.52%) Skype for Business
9 4 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.30%) JBoss
11 1 (0.30%) Jetty
11 1 (0.30%) nginx
11 1 (0.30%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (1.82%) Microsoft Office
1 6 (1.82%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 163 (49.54%) Azure
2 118 (35.87%) AWS
3 90 (27.36%) Microsoft 365
4 26 (7.90%) Cloud Computing
5 25 (7.60%) IBM Cloud
6 23 (6.99%) Azure Active Directory
7 21 (6.38%) OpenShift
8 20 (6.08%) PaaS
9 17 (5.17%) IaaS
10 13 (3.95%) SaaS
11 9 (2.74%) Mimecast
12 5 (1.52%) Google Workspace
13 4 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
13 4 (1.22%) Amazon EKS
13 4 (1.22%) Amazon S3
13 4 (1.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 3 (0.91%) Power Platform
15 2 (0.61%) GCP
16 1 (0.30%) Datadog
16 1 (0.30%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 102 (31.00%) Firewall
2 76 (23.10%) DNS
3 61 (18.54%) SAN
4 53 (16.11%) DHCP
5 47 (14.29%) WAN
6 45 (13.68%) TCP/IP
7 42 (12.77%) LAN
7 42 (12.77%) VLAN
8 39 (11.85%) VPN
9 34 (10.33%) NAS
10 25 (7.60%) iSCSI
11 22 (6.69%) Wireless
12 19 (5.78%) Fibre Channel
12 19 (5.78%) Network Security
13 18 (5.47%) WLAN
14 13 (3.95%) BGP
15 11 (3.34%) MPLS
16 10 (3.04%) VSAN
17 9 (2.74%) VoIP
18 8 (2.43%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (8.21%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.04%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (2.74%) MySQL
4 7 (2.13%) Amazon RDS
5 5 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (1.22%) InfluxDB
7 2 (0.61%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.61%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.30%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.30%) Power BI
8 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 23 (6.99%) GitLab
2 3 (0.91%) JIRA
3 1 (0.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.30%) Maven
3 1 (0.30%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.30%) Subversion
General
1 25 (7.60%) Telecoms
2 13 (3.95%) Finance
3 11 (3.34%) Law
4 8 (2.43%) Back Office
5 7 (2.13%) Public Sector
6 5 (1.52%) Electronics
7 4 (1.22%) Legal
7 4 (1.22%) Local Government
8 3 (0.91%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.91%) Marketing
9 2 (0.61%) Military
9 2 (0.61%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (5.78%) Kafka
2 14 (4.26%) LDAP
3 8 (2.43%) Web Services
4 3 (0.91%) SAML
5 2 (0.61%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (0.61%) REST
5 2 (0.61%) Velocity
5 2 (0.61%) X-Windows
6 1 (0.30%) COM
6 1 (0.30%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.30%) HTML
6 1 (0.30%) JSON
6 1 (0.30%) OSGi
6 1 (0.30%) Vaadin
Miscellaneous
1 59 (17.93%) Data Centre
2 22 (6.69%) Hybrid Cloud
3 17 (5.17%) Public Cloud
4 14 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (4.26%) Replication
5 13 (3.95%) Cloud Native
5 13 (3.95%) Private Cloud
6 11 (3.34%) Clustering
7 7 (2.13%) Fat Client
7 7 (2.13%) Linux Command Line
7 7 (2.13%) Thin Client
8 3 (0.91%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.61%) Cybercrime
9 2 (0.61%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.61%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.30%) AS400
10 1 (0.30%) e-Learning
10 1 (0.30%) EPoS
10 1 (0.30%) iSeries
10 1 (0.30%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 162 (49.24%) Windows
2 99 (30.09%) Windows Server
3 77 (23.40%) Linux
4 42 (12.77%) Windows Server 2016
5 39 (11.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 37 (11.25%) Windows 10
7 28 (8.51%) Windows Server 2019
8 17 (5.17%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (4.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (3.65%) CentOS
10 12 (3.65%) Unix
11 9 (2.74%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.91%) Android
12 3 (0.91%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.91%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.61%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.61%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.30%) Debian
14 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 329 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 59 (17.93%) DevOps
3 55 (16.72%) ITIL
4 30 (9.12%) Migration
5 29 (8.81%) Site Reliability Engineering
6 28 (8.51%) Infrastructure as Code
7 27 (8.21%) Problem-Solving
7 27 (8.21%) Service Management
8 26 (7.90%) Software Engineering
9 25 (7.60%) Continuous Improvement
10 24 (7.29%) Agile Software Development
10 24 (7.29%) Data Science
10 24 (7.29%) Project Management
11 23 (6.99%) Load Balancing
12 20 (6.08%) E-Commerce
12 20 (6.08%) Network Virtualisation
13 19 (5.78%) Incident Management
13 19 (5.78%) Mentoring
14 17 (5.17%) Project Delivery
15 15 (4.56%) Desktop Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 87 (26.44%) PowerShell
2 42 (12.77%) Python
3 31 (9.42%) SQL
4 23 (6.99%) Go
5 7 (2.13%) Shell Script
6 5 (1.52%) Bash Shell
7 3 (0.91%) Java
8 2 (0.61%) C
8 2 (0.61%) C++
8 2 (0.61%) Ruby
9 1 (0.30%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.30%) PHP
9 1 (0.30%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 36 (10.94%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (9.12%) Security Cleared
3 28 (8.51%) SC Cleared
4 25 (7.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 24 (7.29%) Microsoft Certification
6 20 (6.08%) CCNA
7 16 (4.86%) CCNP
7 16 (4.86%) Degree
7 16 (4.86%) ITIL Certification
8 15 (4.56%) MCP
9 12 (3.65%) MCSA
10 9 (2.74%) MCITP
10 9 (2.74%) MCSE
11 6 (1.82%) BPSS Clearance
11 6 (1.82%) DV Cleared
12 5 (1.52%) VCP6
13 4 (1.22%) Master's Degree
14 3 (0.91%) CCENT
14 3 (0.91%) Chartered Engineer
15 2 (0.61%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.13%) PMBOK
1 7 (2.13%) SLA
2 4 (1.22%) QA
3 2 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 155 (47.11%) Active Directory
2 125 (37.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (15.81%) Hyper-V
4 32 (9.73%) VMware ESXi
5 30 (9.12%) Virtual Servers
6 24 (7.29%) Docker
7 23 (6.99%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 19 (5.78%) Terminal Server
8 19 (5.78%) vSphere
9 18 (5.47%) XenApp
10 15 (4.56%) XenDesktop
11 13 (3.95%) Virtual Machines
12 9 (2.74%) VMware NSX
13 8 (2.43%) RHEV
13 8 (2.43%) Virtual Desktop
14 7 (2.13%) DFS Replication
15 6 (1.82%) Firmware
16 4 (1.22%) NFS
17 2 (0.61%) VMware Workstation
18 1 (0.30%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 48 (14.59%) Kubernetes
2 42 (12.77%) Ansible
3 34 (10.33%) SCCM
4 29 (8.81%) Terraform
5 27 (8.21%) Microsoft Intune
6 16 (4.86%) vRealize
7 14 (4.26%) HAProxy
7 14 (4.26%) SCOM
8 10 (3.04%) Puppet
9 7 (2.13%) SCVMM
10 6 (1.82%) Nagios
11 4 (1.22%) Grafana
11 4 (1.22%) Prometheus
11 4 (1.22%) Single Sign-On
12 3 (0.91%) SCSM
12 3 (0.91%) vCenter Server
13 2 (0.61%) Failover Clustering
14 1 (0.30%) Jamf Pro
14 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Clustering
14 1 (0.30%) vMotion
Vendors
1 164 (49.85%) VMware
2 155 (47.11%) Microsoft
3 47 (14.29%) Cisco
4 46 (13.98%) Citrix
5 41 (12.46%) IBM
6 30 (9.12%) F5
7 22 (6.69%) Red Hat
8 21 (6.38%) Meraki
9 19 (5.78%) Dell
10 16 (4.86%) Oracle
11 15 (4.56%) Infoblox
12 11 (3.34%) SolarWinds
13 10 (3.04%) HP
13 10 (3.04%) NetApp
14 9 (2.74%) Veeam
15 8 (2.43%) Juniper
16 7 (2.13%) Barracuda Networks
16 7 (2.13%) ServiceNow
17 6 (1.82%) SAP
18 5 (1.52%) Palo Alto