Period
to 18 October 2021

The median annual salary for an Infrastructure Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 18 October 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 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 201 134 175
Rank change year-on-year -67 +41 +14
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 296 173 459
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.66% 2.20% 1.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.77% 2.28% 1.88%
Number of salaries quoted 234 149 377
10th Percentile £34,000 £36,250 £31,250
25th Percentile £38,750 £39,750 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -5.56%
75th Percentile £60,000 £52,500 £53,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £62,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year - +2.15% -2.11%

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 16,678 7,586 24,426
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.26% 96.35% 96.01%
Number of salaries quoted 11,712 6,309 20,225
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £38,750 £38,000 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +1.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £66,000 £63,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +5.77% +4.00%

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 October 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 October 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 -72 108 £52,250 +10.00% 26
Hampshire -109 75 £50,000 +11.11% 14
Surrey -17 69 £47,750 +6.11% 14
Berkshire -36 62 £50,000 -9.09% 16
Buckinghamshire -67 30 £55,000 +25.72% 4
Kent -25 17 £39,750 +3.92% 2
Oxfordshire -22 16 £36,000 -24.21% 6
West Sussex -4 13 £38,750 -8.82% 5
East Sussex -40 10 £57,500 +64.29% 3
Infrastructure Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 295 (99.66%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 166 (56.08%) Windows
3 165 (55.74%) Azure
4 163 (55.07%) VMware
5 160 (54.05%) Microsoft
6 147 (49.66%) Active Directory
7 140 (47.30%) Microsoft 365
8 111 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
9 103 (34.80%) Firewall
10 100 (33.78%) Windows Server
11 89 (30.07%) AWS
11 89 (30.07%) Linux
12 85 (28.72%) Social Skills
13 76 (25.68%) Hyper-V
14 66 (22.30%) Cisco
15 61 (20.61%) ITIL
16 59 (19.93%) VPN
17 55 (18.58%) DNS
18 53 (17.91%) Data Centre
19 48 (16.22%) DevOps
19 48 (16.22%) PowerShell
20 41 (13.85%) Citrix
20 41 (13.85%) SAN
21 40 (13.51%) WAN
21 40 (13.51%) Windows Server 2012
21 40 (13.51%) Meraki
22 39 (13.18%) LAN
23 38 (12.84%) DHCP
23 38 (12.84%) Cisco Certification
23 38 (12.84%) SCCM

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 36 (12.16%) MS Exchange
2 20 (6.76%) SharePoint
3 12 (4.05%) Apache
4 9 (3.04%) IIS
5 6 (2.03%) nginx
5 6 (2.03%) OpenStack
6 4 (1.35%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.01%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.01%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.68%) Confluence
8 2 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.68%) JBoss
Applications
1 20 (6.76%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.03%) MicroStation
2 6 (2.03%) Revit
3 3 (1.01%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.01%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 165 (55.74%) Azure
2 140 (47.30%) Microsoft 365
3 89 (30.07%) AWS
4 25 (8.45%) Azure Active Directory
5 22 (7.43%) IaaS
6 20 (6.76%) Cloud Computing
6 20 (6.76%) PaaS
7 14 (4.73%) SaaS
8 10 (3.38%) IBM Cloud
9 9 (3.04%) Mimecast
10 8 (2.70%) GCP
10 8 (2.70%) npm
10 8 (2.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 4 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (1.35%) GitHub
11 4 (1.35%) Serverless
12 3 (1.01%) Google Workspace
13 2 (0.68%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.68%) AWS Fargate
13 2 (0.68%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 103 (34.80%) Firewall
2 59 (19.93%) VPN
3 55 (18.58%) DNS
4 41 (13.85%) SAN
5 40 (13.51%) WAN
6 39 (13.18%) LAN
7 38 (12.84%) DHCP
8 23 (7.77%) TCP/IP
8 23 (7.77%) VLAN
9 16 (5.41%) NAS
10 15 (5.07%) Internet
10 15 (5.07%) VoIP
11 14 (4.73%) Wireless
12 13 (4.39%) Fibre Channel
12 13 (4.39%) iSCSI
13 12 (4.05%) MPLS
13 12 (4.05%) WLAN
14 11 (3.72%) Network Security
15 7 (2.36%) Remote Desktop
16 5 (1.69%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (9.12%) SQL Server
2 15 (5.07%) MySQL
3 12 (4.05%) MongoDB
4 6 (2.03%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (1.35%) DB2
5 4 (1.35%) NoSQL
5 4 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.68%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (0.68%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.68%) Redis
6 2 (0.68%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.68%) Tableau
6 2 (0.68%) Tableau Server
7 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 11 (3.72%) GitLab
2 10 (3.38%) Jenkins
2 10 (3.38%) JIRA
3 9 (3.04%) Artifactory
4 6 (2.03%) Git (software)
5 4 (1.35%) Bitbucket
5 4 (1.35%) Visual Studio
6 3 (1.01%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.68%) Ant
7 2 (0.68%) Maven
7 2 (0.68%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.68%) Subversion
8 1 (0.34%) CircleCI
8 1 (0.34%) Robot Framework
8 1 (0.34%) Selenium
8 1 (0.34%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.34%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.34%) Zephyr
General
1 85 (28.72%) Social Skills
2 29 (9.80%) Finance
3 18 (6.08%) Organisational Skills
4 15 (5.07%) Telecoms
5 14 (4.73%) Public Sector
6 11 (3.72%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (2.70%) Manufacturing
7 8 (2.70%) Marketing
8 7 (2.36%) Electronics
9 5 (1.69%) Local Government
10 4 (1.35%) Documentation Skills
10 4 (1.35%) Games
11 3 (1.01%) Advertising
11 3 (1.01%) Back Office
11 3 (1.01%) Banking
11 3 (1.01%) Financial Institution
11 3 (1.01%) Retail
12 2 (0.68%) French Language
13 1 (0.34%) Military
13 1 (0.34%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.04%) Kafka
2 8 (2.70%) Node.js
2 8 (2.70%) Web Services
3 6 (2.03%) LAMP
3 6 (2.03%) LEMP Stack
4 5 (1.69%) LDAP
4 5 (1.69%) SAML
5 4 (1.35%) RabbitMQ
5 4 (1.35%) REST
6 3 (1.01%) ARM Templates
6 3 (1.01%) JSON
6 3 (1.01%) Middleware
7 2 (0.68%) LAPP Stack
8 1 (0.34%) .NET
8 1 (0.34%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 53 (17.91%) Data Centre
2 26 (8.78%) Self-Motivation
3 18 (6.08%) Public Cloud
4 17 (5.74%) Replication
5 13 (4.39%) Hybrid Cloud
6 12 (4.05%) Clustering
7 9 (3.04%) Driving Licence
8 6 (2.03%) Cyberthreat
8 6 (2.03%) Linux Command Line
8 6 (2.03%) PKI
9 5 (1.69%) Private Cloud
10 3 (1.01%) Enterprise Storage
10 3 (1.01%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (1.01%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.68%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (0.68%) Enterprise Cloud
11 2 (0.68%) Legacy Systems
11 2 (0.68%) SCADA
12 1 (0.34%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 1 (0.34%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 166 (56.08%) Windows
2 100 (33.78%) Windows Server
3 89 (30.07%) Linux
4 40 (13.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 36 (12.16%) Windows 10
6 19 (6.42%) Windows Server 2019
7 17 (5.74%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (5.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (3.38%) Windows Server 2016
10 9 (3.04%) Windows 7
11 7 (2.36%) CentOS
12 6 (2.03%) Windows 8
13 5 (1.69%) Ubuntu
14 4 (1.35%) Android
14 4 (1.35%) Debian
14 4 (1.35%) Unix
14 4 (1.35%) VMS
15 3 (1.01%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.68%) Amazon Linux
16 2 (0.68%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 295 (99.66%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 61 (20.61%) ITIL
3 48 (16.22%) DevOps
4 30 (10.14%) Project Management
5 29 (9.80%) Problem-Solving
6 28 (9.46%) Continuous Improvement
7 22 (7.43%) Mentoring
7 22 (7.43%) Network Management
8 20 (6.76%) Agile Software Development
9 19 (6.42%) Change Management
9 19 (6.42%) Infrastructure as Code
10 18 (6.08%) Change Control
10 18 (6.08%) Migration
11 17 (5.74%) Configuration Management
11 17 (5.74%) Disaster Recovery
11 17 (5.74%) Incident Management
12 16 (5.41%) Storage Management
13 15 (5.07%) E-Commerce
14 13 (4.39%) Service Management
15 12 (4.05%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 48 (16.22%) PowerShell
2 37 (12.50%) SQL
3 35 (11.82%) Python
4 15 (5.07%) Java
5 12 (4.05%) Bash Shell
6 9 (3.04%) Go
7 7 (2.36%) Perl
8 6 (2.03%) Ruby
9 5 (1.69%) PHP
10 4 (1.35%) C++
Qualifications
1 38 (12.84%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (9.46%) Degree
3 27 (9.12%) Security Cleared
4 26 (8.78%) CCNA
5 22 (7.43%) Microsoft Certification
6 20 (6.76%) MCSE
7 16 (5.41%) CCNP
8 12 (4.05%) Computer Science Degree
8 12 (4.05%) SC Cleared
9 7 (2.36%) DBS Check
10 6 (2.03%) CISSP
10 6 (2.03%) DV Cleared
11 4 (1.35%) MCSA
12 3 (1.01%) SANS
12 3 (1.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (0.68%) HND
13 2 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.68%) Server+ Certification
13 2 (0.68%) TOGAF Certification
14 1 (0.34%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (5.74%) SLA
3 8 (2.70%) Cyber Essentials
4 5 (1.69%) QA
5 3 (1.01%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.34%) GDPR
6 1 (0.34%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.34%) NCSC
6 1 (0.34%) NIST
6 1 (0.34%) SOC 2
System Software
1 147 (49.66%) Active Directory
2 111 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 76 (25.68%) Hyper-V
4 18 (6.08%) Docker
5 13 (4.39%) RHEV
6 12 (4.05%) Terminal Server
6 12 (4.05%) Virtual Machines
6 12 (4.05%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (3.38%) vSphere
8 9 (3.04%) Virtual Servers
9 8 (2.70%) XenApp
10 4 (1.35%) VirtualBox
10 4 (1.35%) VMware NSX
10 4 (1.35%) XenDesktop
11 3 (1.01%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.68%) iptables
12 2 (0.68%) Postfix
12 2 (0.68%) Sendmail
12 2 (0.68%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (0.34%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 38 (12.84%) SCCM
2 29 (9.80%) Microsoft Intune
3 22 (7.43%) Kubernetes
4 17 (5.74%) Ansible
5 9 (3.04%) Terraform
6 8 (2.70%) Istio
6 8 (2.70%) vCenter Server
7 7 (2.36%) Single Sign-On
8 6 (2.03%) CSIRT
8 6 (2.03%) SCOM
9 5 (1.69%) vRealize
10 4 (1.35%) MobiControl
10 4 (1.35%) Puppet
11 3 (1.01%) Active Directory Federation Services
12 2 (0.68%) Galera Cluster
12 2 (0.68%) McAfee ePO
12 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Clustering
12 2 (0.68%) NetApp OnCommand
12 2 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
12 2 (0.68%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 163 (55.07%) VMware
2 160 (54.05%) Microsoft
3 66 (22.30%) Cisco
4 41 (13.85%) Citrix
5 40 (13.51%) Meraki
6 18 (6.08%) HP
7 17 (5.74%) Veeam
8 16 (5.41%) IBM
9 15 (5.07%) NetApp
9 15 (5.07%) Red Hat
10 10 (3.38%) Barracuda Networks
10 10 (3.38%) Censornet
11 9 (3.04%) Google
12 8 (2.70%) Dell
12 8 (2.70%) Dell Compellent
13 7 (2.36%) Oracle
13 7 (2.36%) SAP
14 6 (2.03%) Adobe
14 6 (2.03%) Juniper
14 6 (2.03%) Vectorworks