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The median annual salary for an Infrastructure Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 1 July 2022.

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
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 193 132 153
Rank change year-on-year -61 +21 +18
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 408 391 277
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.81% 2.50% 1.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.93% 2.66% 2.08%
Number of salaries quoted 280 291 231
10th Percentile £31,250 £34,250 £35,000
25th Percentile £37,500 £38,500 £38,375
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
75th Percentile £55,000 £60,000 £56,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £72,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +2.15%

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 21,138 14,679 13,309
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.73% 93.71% 95.49%
Number of salaries quoted 12,484 10,738 10,962
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £29,000
25th Percentile £40,000 £38,750 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £63,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £75,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +5.77%

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 1 July 2022.

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 1 July 2022. 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
Jobs
Hampshire -19 132 £47,500 - 16
Thames Valley -42 101 £51,250 +2.50% 24
Surrey -41 83 £47,500 +5.56% 11
Buckinghamshire -40 48 £48,000 -12.73% 6
Kent -63 44 £42,500 +11.84% 6
Berkshire -3 37 £62,500 +28.87% 14
East Sussex +1 28 £42,500 -20.56% 4
West Sussex -10 19 £39,000 -13.33% 2
Oxfordshire -33 16 £53,750 -10.42% 4
Infrastructure Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 July 2022, Infrastructure Engineer job roles required the following 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.

1 371 (90.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 209 (51.23%) Active Directory
3 186 (45.59%) VMware
4 177 (43.38%) Microsoft
4 177 (43.38%) Windows
5 165 (40.44%) Azure
6 163 (39.95%) Microsoft 365
7 137 (33.58%) Windows Server
8 126 (30.88%) Linux
9 124 (30.39%) VMware Infrastructure
10 122 (29.90%) Social Skills
11 113 (27.70%) DNS
11 113 (27.70%) Firewall
12 96 (23.53%) Finance
13 92 (22.55%) Security Cleared
14 90 (22.06%) DHCP
15 87 (21.32%) DevOps
16 85 (20.83%) SC Cleared
17 79 (19.36%) Cisco
17 79 (19.36%) ITIL
18 69 (16.91%) Kubernetes
19 66 (16.18%) VMware ESXi
19 66 (16.18%) PowerShell
20 61 (14.95%) Inclusion and Diversity
21 60 (14.71%) Agile
22 59 (14.46%) SQL
23 58 (14.22%) VPN
23 58 (14.22%) Problem-Solving
24 55 (13.48%) Organisational Skills
25 54 (13.24%) vCenter Server

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 48 (11.76%) MS Exchange
2 38 (9.31%) SharePoint
3 23 (5.64%) Apache
4 17 (4.17%) IIS
5 11 (2.70%) Apache Airflow
5 11 (2.70%) Apache Solr
6 7 (1.72%) Jetty
7 6 (1.47%) Confluence
8 5 (1.23%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.74%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.49%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 22 (5.39%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 165 (40.44%) Azure
2 163 (39.95%) Microsoft 365
3 47 (11.52%) AWS
4 34 (8.33%) Azure Active Directory
4 34 (8.33%) IaaS
5 32 (7.84%) SaaS
6 25 (6.13%) PaaS
7 16 (3.92%) Azure Cosmos DB
7 16 (3.92%) GitHub
7 16 (3.92%) OpenShift
8 13 (3.19%) Google Workspace
9 12 (2.94%) AWS CloudFormation
9 12 (2.94%) npm
10 11 (2.70%) Slack
11 10 (2.45%) Azure DevOps
12 9 (2.21%) Azure Pipelines
12 9 (2.21%) Power Platform
13 3 (0.74%) Azure Storage
13 3 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
14 2 (0.49%) Azure Sentinel
Communications & Networking
1 113 (27.70%) DNS
1 113 (27.70%) Firewall
2 90 (22.06%) DHCP
3 58 (14.22%) VPN
4 53 (12.99%) SAN
5 50 (12.25%) LAN
6 49 (12.01%) WAN
7 35 (8.58%) TCP/IP
8 34 (8.33%) Network Security
9 32 (7.84%) VLAN
10 23 (5.64%) NAS
11 17 (4.17%) Fibre Channel
11 17 (4.17%) iSCSI
11 17 (4.17%) WLAN
12 16 (3.92%) SNMP
13 14 (3.43%) VoIP
14 11 (2.70%) PBX
14 11 (2.70%) Unified Communications
15 9 (2.21%) Internet
15 9 (2.21%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (6.13%) SQL Server
2 18 (4.41%) PostgreSQL
3 17 (4.17%) MySQL
4 14 (3.43%) MongoDB
5 11 (2.70%) HBase
6 9 (2.21%) Power BI
7 3 (0.74%) DB2
7 3 (0.74%) MariaDB
8 2 (0.49%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.49%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 32 (7.84%) Git (software)
2 21 (5.15%) Jenkins
3 16 (3.92%) GitLab
4 15 (3.68%) Bitbucket
5 12 (2.94%) Artifactory
6 9 (2.21%) JIRA
7 2 (0.49%) Clang
7 2 (0.49%) CMake
7 2 (0.49%) GCC
7 2 (0.49%) Mercurial
7 2 (0.49%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 122 (29.90%) Social Skills
2 96 (23.53%) Finance
3 61 (14.95%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 55 (13.48%) Organisational Skills
5 50 (12.25%) Analytical Skills
6 25 (6.13%) Retail
7 20 (4.90%) Manufacturing
8 19 (4.66%) Public Sector
9 17 (4.17%) Law
10 16 (3.92%) Banking
10 16 (3.92%) Local Government
11 14 (3.43%) Marketing
12 6 (1.47%) Military
13 5 (1.23%) Advertising
14 3 (0.74%) Legal
14 3 (0.74%) Mandarin Language
15 2 (0.49%) Games
15 2 (0.49%) Telecoms
16 1 (0.25%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.19%) Kafka
2 12 (2.94%) Node.js
2 12 (2.94%) Play Framework
3 11 (2.70%) Core Data
3 11 (2.70%) LAPP Stack
4 9 (2.21%) JSON
5 6 (1.47%) Middleware
6 5 (1.23%) COM
7 4 (0.98%) WF
8 3 (0.74%) Elastic Stack
8 3 (0.74%) RabbitMQ
8 3 (0.74%) REST
9 2 (0.49%) Azure Blueprints
9 2 (0.49%) Dojo
9 2 (0.49%) LDAP
9 2 (0.49%) Spring
10 1 (0.25%) LAMP
10 1 (0.25%) SAML
10 1 (0.25%) SOAP
10 1 (0.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 42 (10.29%) Cyberattack
2 35 (8.58%) Cybercrime
3 29 (7.11%) Linux Command Line
4 28 (6.86%) Cyber Defence
4 28 (6.86%) PKI
5 25 (6.13%) Data Centre
6 21 (5.15%) Driving Licence
7 16 (3.92%) Greenfield Project
7 16 (3.92%) NHS
8 12 (2.94%) Self-Motivation
9 11 (2.70%) Blog
9 11 (2.70%) Social Media
10 9 (2.21%) Replication
11 6 (1.47%) Management Information System
12 5 (1.23%) Hybrid Cloud
12 5 (1.23%) IoT
13 4 (0.98%) CCTV
13 4 (0.98%) CMDB
13 4 (0.98%) User Experience
13 4 (0.98%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 177 (43.38%) Windows
2 137 (33.58%) Windows Server
3 126 (30.88%) Linux
4 43 (10.54%) Windows Server 2019
5 28 (6.86%) Ubuntu
6 23 (5.64%) Kali Linux
7 20 (4.90%) Unix
8 18 (4.41%) Windows Server 2016
9 17 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
10 14 (3.43%) Mac OS
10 14 (3.43%) Windows Server 2012
11 10 (2.45%) CentOS
11 10 (2.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 9 (2.21%) Windows 10
12 9 (2.21%) Windows XP
13 5 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
14 4 (0.98%) Windows 7
15 2 (0.49%) Android
16 1 (0.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 371 (90.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 87 (21.32%) DevOps
3 79 (19.36%) ITIL
4 60 (14.71%) Agile
5 58 (14.22%) Problem-Solving
6 48 (11.76%) Cybersecurity
7 44 (10.78%) Project Delivery
8 42 (10.29%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
8 42 (10.29%) Threat Intelligence
9 41 (10.05%) Service Delivery
10 37 (9.07%) Load Balancing
11 32 (7.84%) Project Management
12 31 (7.60%) Information Security
13 30 (7.35%) Disaster Recovery
14 28 (6.86%) Open Source
14 28 (6.86%) Test Automation
15 27 (6.62%) Analytics
15 27 (6.62%) Computer Science
15 27 (6.62%) Infrastructure as Code
15 27 (6.62%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 66 (16.18%) PowerShell
2 59 (14.46%) SQL
3 45 (11.03%) Java
4 41 (10.05%) Python
5 26 (6.37%) Shell Script
6 24 (5.88%) Bash
7 18 (4.41%) C
8 16 (3.92%) T-SQL
9 15 (3.68%) Go
9 15 (3.68%) Groovy
10 13 (3.19%) C++
11 11 (2.70%) Rust
12 2 (0.49%) C#
13 1 (0.25%) Perl
13 1 (0.25%) PHP
Qualifications
1 92 (22.55%) Security Cleared
2 85 (20.83%) SC Cleared
3 47 (11.52%) Degree
4 46 (11.27%) Cisco Certification
4 46 (11.27%) Microsoft Certification
5 45 (11.03%) CCNA
6 17 (4.17%) DV Cleared
7 13 (3.19%) ITIL Certification
7 13 (3.19%) MCP
7 13 (3.19%) MCSE
8 11 (2.70%) Computer Science Degree
9 9 (2.21%) MCITP
10 6 (1.47%) CCNP
10 6 (1.47%) Network+ Certification
11 5 (1.23%) JNCIA
12 3 (0.74%) MCSA
12 3 (0.74%) MCTS
12 3 (0.74%) Oracle Certification
13 2 (0.49%) HND
13 2 (0.49%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.92%) GRC
2 14 (3.43%) SLA
3 6 (1.47%) GDPR
4 4 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.98%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.98%) PMO
5 2 (0.49%) Accessibility
6 1 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 209 (51.23%) Active Directory
2 124 (30.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 66 (16.18%) VMware ESXi
4 44 (10.78%) vSphere
5 39 (9.56%) Hyper-V
6 31 (7.60%) Docker
7 17 (4.17%) Terminal Server
8 13 (3.19%) XenApp
9 7 (1.72%) BitLocker
10 6 (1.47%) Firmware
11 5 (1.23%) Virtual Desktop
11 5 (1.23%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.49%) pfSense
12 2 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
13 1 (0.25%) KVM
13 1 (0.25%) VMware NSX
13 1 (0.25%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 69 (16.91%) Kubernetes
2 54 (13.24%) vCenter Server
3 46 (11.27%) SCCM
4 42 (10.29%) Terraform
5 33 (8.09%) Ansible
6 26 (6.37%) Microsoft Intune
7 16 (3.92%) Single Sign-On
8 15 (3.68%) Opscode Chef
9 12 (2.94%) Istio
9 12 (2.94%) SolarWinds Orion
10 11 (2.70%) FortiGate
10 11 (2.70%) WSUS
11 8 (1.96%) EMC NetWorker
12 6 (1.47%) Nagios
12 6 (1.47%) ZABBIX
13 5 (1.23%) VxRail
14 4 (0.98%) CA Spectrum
14 4 (0.98%) Opsview
14 4 (0.98%) SCOM
15 3 (0.74%) Puppet
Vendors
1 186 (45.59%) VMware
2 177 (43.38%) Microsoft
3 79 (19.36%) Cisco
4 43 (10.54%) Citrix
5 42 (10.29%) Veeam
6 24 (5.88%) SolarWinds
7 20 (4.90%) NetApp
8 17 (4.17%) Red Hat
9 16 (3.92%) 3PAR
10 15 (3.68%) IBM
11 11 (2.70%) Brandwatch
11 11 (2.70%) Dell
12 10 (2.45%) HP
12 10 (2.45%) Splunk
13 8 (1.96%) Juniper
13 8 (1.96%) Meraki
13 8 (1.96%) Oracle
14 7 (1.72%) Zerto
15 6 (1.47%) Fortinet
16 5 (1.23%) WatchGuard