Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 184 194 196
Rank change year-on-year +10 +2 -17
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 448 502 508
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.74% 1.72% 1.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.81% 1.78% 1.81%
Number of salaries quoted 377 458 448
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 £31,250 £31,425 £30,566
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £43,750
% change year-on-year - +8.57% +2.94%

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 24,720 28,160 28,001
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.07% 96.60% 96.74%
Number of salaries quoted 20,127 23,430 23,343
South East median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year +2.00% +3.09% +2.11%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 +53 133 £37,500 - 28
Thames Valley -68 125 £42,500 -10.53% 27
Surrey +22 95 £52,500 +5.00% 9
Berkshire -72 70 £41,500 -17.00% 18
Buckinghamshire 0 36 £46,000 +2.22% 6
West Sussex +9 33 £42,500 - 12
East Sussex +24 31 £45,000 +24.14% 7
Kent +8 30 £42,500 +9.68% 10
Oxfordshire +20 21 £42,500 -5.56% 3
Infrastructure Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 435 (97.10%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 284 (63.39%) Windows
3 272 (60.71%) Microsoft
4 244 (54.46%) VMware
5 222 (49.55%) Windows Server
6 210 (46.88%) Active Directory
7 200 (44.64%) Azure
8 187 (41.74%) Office 365
9 184 (41.07%) VMware Infrastructure
10 152 (33.93%) Hyper-V
11 138 (30.80%) Cisco
12 136 (30.36%) Firewall
13 119 (26.56%) PowerShell
14 112 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
14 112 (25.00%) DNS
15 105 (23.44%) ITIL
16 96 (21.43%) Linux
17 92 (20.54%) DHCP
18 85 (18.97%) AWS
19 84 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
20 82 (18.30%) MS Exchange
21 79 (17.63%) TCP/IP
21 79 (17.63%) Citrix
22 72 (16.07%) WAN
23 71 (15.85%) SAN
24 70 (15.63%) LAN
25 66 (14.73%) Windows 10
26 61 (13.62%) SCCM
27 58 (12.95%) Data Centre
28 57 (12.72%) DevOps

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 82 (18.30%) MS Exchange
2 46 (10.27%) IIS
3 41 (9.15%) SharePoint
4 33 (7.37%) Skype for Business
5 25 (5.58%) Exchange Server 2010
6 23 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (2.01%) nginx
8 5 (1.12%) Apache
9 4 (0.89%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.67%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.45%) GlassFish
11 2 (0.45%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.22%) Confluence
12 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 27 (6.03%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.45%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.22%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 200 (44.64%) Azure
2 187 (41.74%) Office 365
3 85 (18.97%) AWS
4 40 (8.93%) IaaS
5 19 (4.24%) SaaS
6 18 (4.02%) GCP
7 17 (3.79%) Cloud Computing
7 17 (3.79%) PaaS
8 15 (3.35%) Azure Active Directory
9 12 (2.68%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 9 (2.01%) AWS CloudFormation
11 5 (1.12%) GitHub
11 5 (1.12%) Serverless
12 4 (0.89%) Mimecast
13 3 (0.67%) G Suite
13 3 (0.67%) OneDrive
14 2 (0.45%) Dynamics 365
15 1 (0.22%) Amazon ELB
15 1 (0.22%) Power Platform
15 1 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 136 (30.36%) Firewall
2 112 (25.00%) DNS
3 92 (20.54%) DHCP
4 79 (17.63%) TCP/IP
5 72 (16.07%) WAN
6 71 (15.85%) SAN
7 70 (15.63%) LAN
8 54 (12.05%) VPN
9 36 (8.04%) VoIP
10 29 (6.47%) VLAN
11 23 (5.13%) Wireless
12 21 (4.69%) Skype
13 17 (3.79%) MPLS
13 17 (3.79%) NAS
14 15 (3.35%) FTP
14 15 (3.35%) Internet
14 15 (3.35%) SMTP
15 13 (2.90%) Network Security
16 12 (2.68%) Software-Defined Networking
17 11 (2.46%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.01%) Redis
3 7 (1.56%) Oracle Database
4 6 (1.34%) Big Data
5 4 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.67%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (0.67%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.45%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (0.45%) Couchbase
7 2 (0.45%) Ingres
7 2 (0.45%) MySQL
7 2 (0.45%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.45%) Oracle Exadata
7 2 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.45%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 21 (4.69%) Jenkins
2 9 (2.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 7 (1.56%) TeamCity
4 6 (1.34%) Git (software)
4 6 (1.34%) Octopus Deploy
4 6 (1.34%) Visual Studio Team System
5 5 (1.12%) GitLab
5 5 (1.12%) JIRA
6 4 (0.89%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 53 (11.83%) Finance
2 18 (4.02%) Public Sector
3 8 (1.79%) Telecoms
4 6 (1.34%) Aerospace
4 6 (1.34%) Electronics
5 5 (1.12%) Advertising
5 5 (1.12%) Fire and Rescue
5 5 (1.12%) Marketing
6 4 (0.89%) Financial Institution
6 4 (0.89%) Games
6 4 (0.89%) Legal
6 4 (0.89%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.45%) Publishing
7 2 (0.45%) Retail
8 1 (0.22%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.13%) JSON
2 11 (2.46%) LDAP
3 9 (2.01%) Software Packaging
4 7 (1.56%) .NET
4 7 (1.56%) Elastic Stack
5 5 (1.12%) 802.1X
5 5 (1.12%) Memcached
5 5 (1.12%) Middleware
5 5 (1.12%) YAML
6 4 (0.89%) Kafka
7 3 (0.67%) .NET Core
7 3 (0.67%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.67%) AngularJS
7 3 (0.67%) Web Services
7 3 (0.67%) Web Services Management
8 2 (0.45%) COM
8 2 (0.45%) X-Windows
9 1 (0.22%) CSS
9 1 (0.22%) Django
9 1 (0.22%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 58 (12.95%) Data Centre
2 17 (3.79%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (3.13%) Private Cloud
4 13 (2.90%) Replication
5 12 (2.68%) Management Information System
6 9 (2.01%) Data Protection Act
6 9 (2.01%) Driving Licence
6 9 (2.01%) Fat Client
6 9 (2.01%) Thin Client
7 8 (1.79%) Hybrid Cloud
8 7 (1.56%) Clustering
9 5 (1.12%) e-Learning
9 5 (1.12%) NHS
10 4 (0.89%) BYOD
10 4 (0.89%) EMC VNX
11 3 (0.67%) Enterprise Storage
11 3 (0.67%) Linux Command Line
11 3 (0.67%) PACS
11 3 (0.67%) PKI
11 3 (0.67%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 284 (63.39%) Windows
2 222 (49.55%) Windows Server
3 112 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 96 (21.43%) Linux
5 66 (14.73%) Windows 10
6 46 (10.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 32 (7.14%) Windows 7
8 24 (5.36%) Unix
9 20 (4.46%) Windows 8
10 8 (1.79%) Solaris
11 5 (1.12%) CentOS
11 5 (1.12%) Mac OS
11 5 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (1.12%) VMS
11 5 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (0.89%) Apple iOS
12 4 (0.89%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.45%) Fedora
13 2 (0.45%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.22%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 435 (97.10%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 105 (23.44%) ITIL
3 57 (12.72%) DevOps
4 52 (11.61%) Problem-Solving
5 36 (8.04%) Cybersecurity
6 35 (7.81%) Agile Software Development
7 31 (6.92%) Disaster Recovery
8 29 (6.47%) Project Delivery
9 25 (5.58%) Continuous Improvement
10 22 (4.91%) Load Balancing
11 21 (4.69%) Mentoring
12 20 (4.46%) Configuration Management
13 19 (4.24%) Migration
13 19 (4.24%) Performance Monitoring
14 18 (4.02%) Infrastructure as Code
15 16 (3.57%) High Availability
16 14 (3.13%) Continuous Integration
17 13 (2.90%) Data Protection
17 13 (2.90%) Information Security
17 13 (2.90%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 119 (26.56%) PowerShell
2 46 (10.27%) SQL
3 20 (4.46%) Bash Shell
4 12 (2.68%) Python
5 9 (2.01%) C
6 8 (1.79%) C#
7 7 (1.56%) Go
8 6 (1.34%) Ruby
8 6 (1.34%) Shell Script
9 5 (1.12%) Java
10 3 (0.67%) VBScript
11 2 (0.45%) PHP
11 2 (0.45%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.45%) VB
12 1 (0.22%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 84 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 56 (12.50%) MCSE
3 50 (11.16%) Security Cleared
4 33 (7.37%) MCSA
5 30 (6.70%) SC Cleared
6 19 (4.24%) Cisco Certification
7 18 (4.02%) Degree
8 15 (3.35%) CCNA
8 15 (3.35%) DV Cleared
9 13 (2.90%) CCNP
9 13 (2.90%) MCP
10 7 (1.56%) Citrix Certification
11 6 (1.34%) CISSP
12 4 (0.89%) RHCE
13 3 (0.67%) CISM
13 3 (0.67%) CISMP
14 2 (0.45%) CCDP
14 2 (0.45%) CCIE
14 2 (0.45%) CCIE Routing and Switching
14 2 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (7.81%) SLA
2 11 (2.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.79%) PCI DSS
4 6 (1.34%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (0.89%) GDPR
5 4 (0.89%) RMADS
6 3 (0.67%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 3 (0.67%) DICOM
6 3 (0.67%) QA
7 2 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.45%) PMO
8 1 (0.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.22%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.22%) NCSC
8 1 (0.22%) NIST
8 1 (0.22%) PSD2
8 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 210 (46.88%) Active Directory
2 184 (41.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 152 (33.93%) Hyper-V
4 45 (10.04%) VMware ESXi
5 33 (7.37%) Docker
6 31 (6.92%) vSphere
7 24 (5.36%) Virtual Machines
8 20 (4.46%) Terminal Server
9 15 (3.35%) Virtual Servers
9 15 (3.35%) XenApp
10 13 (2.90%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 13 (2.90%) Firmware
11 11 (2.46%) DFS Replication
11 11 (2.46%) XenDesktop
12 5 (1.12%) iptables
12 5 (1.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 5 (1.12%) VirtualBox
12 5 (1.12%) Xen
13 4 (0.89%) Microsoft App-V
13 4 (0.89%) NFS
Systems Management
1 61 (13.62%) SCCM
2 28 (6.25%) SCOM
2 28 (6.25%) Terraform
2 28 (6.25%) vCenter Server
3 25 (5.58%) Ansible
4 24 (5.36%) Backup Exec
5 16 (3.57%) Kubernetes
5 16 (3.57%) Puppet
5 16 (3.57%) WSUS
6 10 (2.23%) NetBackup
6 10 (2.23%) SCVMM
7 9 (2.01%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 8 (1.79%) Kibana
8 8 (1.79%) Microsoft Intune
9 7 (1.56%) XenMobile
10 6 (1.34%) Opscode Chef
11 5 (1.12%) Data Guard
11 5 (1.12%) Graphite
11 5 (1.12%) Nagios
11 5 (1.12%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 272 (60.71%) Microsoft
2 244 (54.46%) VMware
3 138 (30.80%) Cisco
4 79 (17.63%) Citrix
5 44 (9.82%) Veeam
6 38 (8.48%) HP
7 21 (4.69%) Dell
8 19 (4.24%) Aruba
8 19 (4.24%) SolarWinds
9 18 (4.02%) Google
9 18 (4.02%) Oracle
10 15 (3.35%) F5
11 12 (2.68%) EMC
12 11 (2.46%) Juniper
12 11 (2.46%) Meraki
13 10 (2.23%) Red Hat
13 10 (2.23%) Splunk
14 7 (1.56%) NetApp
14 7 (1.56%) ServiceNow
14 7 (1.56%) Symantec