Period
to 14 June 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 14 June 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
14 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 123 154 176
Rank change year-on-year +31 +22 +44
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 391 292 498
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 2.63% 1.95% 1.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.80% 2.05% 1.97%
Number of salaries quoted 289 240 444
10th Percentile £34,200 £33,725 £32,500
25th Percentile £38,500 £37,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £47,375 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.01% +5.28% +5.88%
75th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £56,438
90th Percentile £67,750 £63,750 £67,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,741
% change year-on-year - +1.62% +3.87%

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 13,948 14,271 25,306
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.96% 95.43% 96.54%
Number of salaries quoted 10,324 11,711 20,918
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £27,500
25th Percentile £38,750 £37,500 £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 £63,750 £61,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £75,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year - +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 14 June 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 14 June 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 +16 129 £45,000 - 21
Thames Valley +5 109 £51,125 +2.25% 14
Surrey -1 68 £45,750 -16.82% 17
Buckinghamshire +43 56 £55,000 +10.00% 7
Kent +25 47 £38,000 +8.57% 7
Berkshire -26 32 £48,000 -12.73% 7
Oxfordshire +5 21 £60,000 +33.33%
West Sussex -12 21 £43,125 +9.87% 1
East Sussex +5 13 £53,500 -10.83% 1
Infrastructure Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 14 June 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.

1 390 (99.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 211 (53.96%) Microsoft
3 202 (51.66%) Azure
4 200 (51.15%) Active Directory
5 196 (50.13%) VMware
6 191 (48.85%) Windows
7 150 (38.36%) Firewall
7 150 (38.36%) VMware Infrastructure
8 142 (36.32%) AWS
9 128 (32.74%) Microsoft 365
10 116 (29.67%) Windows Server
11 115 (29.41%) Linux
12 107 (27.37%) PowerShell
13 94 (24.04%) DNS
13 94 (24.04%) Social Skills
14 86 (21.99%) Hyper-V
15 81 (20.72%) SAN
16 79 (20.20%) DevOps
17 73 (18.67%) Data Centre
18 69 (17.65%) MS Exchange
18 69 (17.65%) DHCP
19 63 (16.11%) Cisco
20 61 (15.60%) ITIL
21 60 (15.35%) WAN
22 59 (15.09%) VPN
23 55 (14.07%) LAN
24 52 (13.30%) VLAN
25 51 (13.04%) Python
26 48 (12.28%) Citrix
27 47 (12.02%) Meraki

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 69 (17.65%) MS Exchange
2 27 (6.91%) IIS
3 18 (4.60%) SharePoint
4 16 (4.09%) Exchange Server 2010
5 15 (3.84%) Apache
6 9 (2.30%) OpenStack
7 7 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (1.53%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (1.02%) nginx
9 4 (1.02%) Skype for Business
9 4 (1.02%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.77%) JBoss
10 3 (0.77%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.26%) Confluence
11 1 (0.26%) Jetty
Applications
1 8 (2.05%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.28%) MicroStation
2 5 (1.28%) Revit
3 3 (0.77%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.77%) Maximo
2 1 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 202 (51.66%) Azure
2 142 (36.32%) AWS
3 128 (32.74%) Microsoft 365
4 32 (8.18%) PaaS
5 30 (7.67%) Cloud Computing
6 29 (7.42%) Azure Active Directory
7 28 (7.16%) IaaS
8 23 (5.88%) SaaS
9 22 (5.63%) IBM Cloud
10 19 (4.86%) OpenShift
11 13 (3.32%) Mimecast
12 5 (1.28%) GCP
12 5 (1.28%) Google Workspace
13 3 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
13 3 (0.77%) Amazon EKS
13 3 (0.77%) Amazon S3
13 3 (0.77%) GitHub
13 3 (0.77%) Power Platform
13 3 (0.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 2 (0.51%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 150 (38.36%) Firewall
2 94 (24.04%) DNS
3 81 (20.72%) SAN
4 69 (17.65%) DHCP
5 60 (15.35%) WAN
6 59 (15.09%) VPN
7 55 (14.07%) LAN
8 52 (13.30%) VLAN
9 47 (12.02%) NAS
10 44 (11.25%) TCP/IP
11 36 (9.21%) Wireless
12 35 (8.95%) iSCSI
13 32 (8.18%) Fibre Channel
14 31 (7.93%) WLAN
15 17 (4.35%) MPLS
16 16 (4.09%) Network Security
17 14 (3.58%) VoIP
18 11 (2.81%) Internet
19 8 (2.05%) OSPF
20 7 (1.79%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.07%) MySQL
2 12 (3.07%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (2.05%) Amazon RDS
4 6 (1.53%) MongoDB
4 6 (1.53%) NoSQL
5 4 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (0.77%) DB2
7 2 (0.51%) InfluxDB
7 2 (0.51%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.51%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.26%) Power BI
8 1 (0.26%) Redis
8 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.26%) Tableau
8 1 (0.26%) Tableau Server
Development Applications
1 22 (5.63%) GitLab
2 9 (2.30%) JIRA
3 3 (0.77%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.77%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.51%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.26%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.26%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.26%) CircleCI
5 1 (0.26%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.26%) Maven
5 1 (0.26%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.26%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.26%) Robot Framework
5 1 (0.26%) Subversion
5 1 (0.26%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.26%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 94 (24.04%) Social Skills
2 31 (7.93%) Organisational Skills
3 27 (6.91%) Telecoms
4 21 (5.37%) Finance
5 15 (3.84%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (3.84%) Public Sector
6 12 (3.07%) Law
7 7 (1.79%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.53%) Electronics
8 6 (1.53%) Local Government
8 6 (1.53%) Marketing
9 5 (1.28%) Presentation Skills
10 4 (1.02%) Legal
11 2 (0.51%) Back Office
11 2 (0.51%) Documentation Skills
11 2 (0.51%) Military
11 2 (0.51%) Retail
12 1 (0.26%) Digital Economy
12 1 (0.26%) Games
12 1 (0.26%) Influencing Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (4.86%) Kafka
2 14 (3.58%) LDAP
2 14 (3.58%) Web Services
3 6 (1.53%) RabbitMQ
3 6 (1.53%) REST
4 4 (1.02%) Middleware
5 3 (0.77%) LAMP
5 3 (0.77%) LEMP Stack
5 3 (0.77%) SAML
6 2 (0.51%) JSON
7 1 (0.26%) .NET
7 1 (0.26%) COM
7 1 (0.26%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.26%) HTML
7 1 (0.26%) LAPP Stack
7 1 (0.26%) OSGi
7 1 (0.26%) Vaadin
Miscellaneous
1 73 (18.67%) Data Centre
2 27 (6.91%) Public Cloud
3 26 (6.65%) Hybrid Cloud
4 13 (3.32%) Cloud Native
4 13 (3.32%) Clustering
4 13 (3.32%) Private Cloud
5 10 (2.56%) Linux Command Line
6 9 (2.30%) Replication
7 8 (2.05%) Driving Licence
8 7 (1.79%) Fat Client
8 7 (1.79%) Thin Client
9 5 (1.28%) PKI
10 3 (0.77%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.51%) Cybercrime
11 2 (0.51%) Cyberthreat
11 2 (0.51%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.51%) SCADA
11 2 (0.51%) Self-Motivation
12 1 (0.26%) e-Learning
12 1 (0.26%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 191 (48.85%) Windows
2 116 (29.67%) Windows Server
3 115 (29.41%) Linux
4 46 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 35 (8.95%) Windows 10
6 32 (8.18%) Windows Server 2016
7 26 (6.65%) Windows Server 2019
8 25 (6.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 19 (4.86%) Windows Server 2008
10 16 (4.09%) CentOS
11 12 (3.07%) Ubuntu
11 12 (3.07%) Unix
12 3 (0.77%) Android
12 3 (0.77%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.77%) Debian
12 3 (0.77%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.51%) Solaris
13 2 (0.51%) VMS
14 1 (0.26%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 390 (99.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 79 (20.20%) DevOps
3 61 (15.60%) ITIL
4 41 (10.49%) Project Management
5 38 (9.72%) Agile Software Development
5 38 (9.72%) Mentoring
6 37 (9.46%) Migration
7 36 (9.21%) Infrastructure as Code
8 35 (8.95%) Service Management
9 34 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
10 32 (8.18%) Incident Management
11 28 (7.16%) E-Commerce
12 27 (6.91%) Problem-Solving
13 25 (6.39%) Change Management
14 24 (6.14%) Load Balancing
14 24 (6.14%) Site Reliability Engineering
15 23 (5.88%) Network Management
16 21 (5.37%) Data Science
16 21 (5.37%) Proactive Monitoring
17 20 (5.12%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 107 (27.37%) PowerShell
2 51 (13.04%) Python
3 41 (10.49%) SQL
4 21 (5.37%) Go
5 10 (2.56%) Bash Shell
5 10 (2.56%) Java
6 8 (2.05%) Ruby
7 6 (1.53%) C++
8 5 (1.28%) Perl
8 5 (1.28%) PHP
9 4 (1.02%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.77%) C
11 1 (0.26%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 43 (11.00%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (7.67%) Degree
2 30 (7.67%) Security Cleared
3 25 (6.39%) Microsoft Certification
4 23 (5.88%) SC Cleared
5 21 (5.37%) CCNA
6 18 (4.60%) CCNP
7 16 (4.09%) ITIL Certification
8 15 (3.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 12 (3.07%) MCP
10 10 (2.56%) DV Cleared
11 9 (2.30%) Computer Science Degree
11 9 (2.30%) MCITP
11 9 (2.30%) MCSA
12 8 (2.05%) MCSE
13 6 (1.53%) BPSS Clearance
14 3 (0.77%) CCENT
14 3 (0.77%) CISSP
14 3 (0.77%) Master's Degree
15 2 (0.51%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 9 (2.30%) SLA
2 7 (1.79%) PMBOK
3 5 (1.28%) QA
4 3 (0.77%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.26%) GDPR
System Software
1 200 (51.15%) Active Directory
2 150 (38.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 86 (21.99%) Hyper-V
4 32 (8.18%) Terminal Server
5 26 (6.65%) Docker
6 23 (5.88%) RHEV
7 21 (5.37%) vSphere
8 20 (5.12%) VMware ESXi
9 19 (4.86%) Virtual Servers
10 18 (4.60%) Virtual Machines
11 15 (3.84%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 13 (3.32%) XenApp
13 11 (2.81%) XenDesktop
14 8 (2.05%) Virtual Desktop
15 7 (1.79%) DFS Replication
16 4 (1.02%) NFS
17 3 (0.77%) Postfix
17 3 (0.77%) VMware NSX
18 2 (0.51%) iptables
18 2 (0.51%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 42 (10.74%) Kubernetes
2 39 (9.97%) Ansible
2 39 (9.97%) SCCM
3 35 (8.95%) Microsoft Intune
4 31 (7.93%) Terraform
5 17 (4.35%) vRealize
6 13 (3.32%) SCOM
7 11 (2.81%) HAProxy
7 11 (2.81%) Puppet
8 8 (2.05%) vCenter Server
9 7 (1.79%) SCVMM
10 6 (1.53%) Nagios
11 3 (0.77%) Tivoli
12 2 (0.51%) Failover Clustering
12 2 (0.51%) HP Data Protector
12 2 (0.51%) McAfee ePO
12 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Clustering
12 2 (0.51%) NetApp OnCommand
12 2 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
12 2 (0.51%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 211 (53.96%) Microsoft
2 196 (50.13%) VMware
3 63 (16.11%) Cisco
4 48 (12.28%) Citrix
5 47 (12.02%) Meraki
6 41 (10.49%) IBM
7 26 (6.65%) F5
8 25 (6.39%) Red Hat
9 19 (4.86%) NetApp
9 19 (4.86%) Oracle
10 15 (3.84%) Dell
10 15 (3.84%) HP
11 13 (3.32%) Juniper
12 12 (3.07%) Infoblox
12 12 (3.07%) SolarWinds
13 9 (2.30%) Veeam
14 8 (2.05%) SAP
15 7 (1.79%) Barracuda Networks
16 6 (1.53%) Google
16 6 (1.53%) ServiceNow