Period
to 2 August 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Infrastructure Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Infrastructure Engineering over the 6 months to 2 August 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Infrastructure Engineering
England > South East
6 months to
2 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 121 95 134
Rank change year-on-year -26 +39 -12
Permanent jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering 482 373 674
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 2.93% 3.19% 2.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.13% 3.47% 2.78%
Number of salaries quoted 374 299 554
10th Percentile £34,250 £35,000 £31,500
25th Percentile £40,000 £39,750 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £48,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -7.22% +7.78% -
75th Percentile £56,000 £60,000 £57,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £71,250 £66,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year -2.06% +2.11% +2.15%

Infrastructure Engineering is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 15,395 10,755 24,286
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 93.60% 91.95% 91.76%
Number of salaries quoted 10,896 8,823 19,842
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £28,250
25th Percentile £40,000 £38,750 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.96% +1.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £76,250 £75,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

Infrastructure Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Infrastructure Engineering as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Engineering in the South East

Infrastructure Engineering
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering in the South East.

Salary trend for Infrastructure Engineering in the South East

Infrastructure Engineering
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering in the South East over the 6 months to 2 August 2021.

Salary histogram for Infrastructure Engineering in the South East

Infrastructure Engineering
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 Engineering within the South East region over the 6 months to 2 August 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 -36 155 £45,000 - 26
Thames Valley -46 133 £52,250 +4.50% 38
Surrey -16 95 £45,000 -10.00% 21
Buckinghamshire +9 71 £55,000 +10.00% 12
Kent -8 47 £38,000 -36.67% 10
Berkshire -63 44 £46,750 -18.70% 18
West Sussex -2 27 £40,000 - 5
Oxfordshire -17 18 £60,000 +26.32% 8
East Sussex -23 17 £43,250 -21.36% 2
Infrastructure Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 2 August 2021, IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering also mentioned 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 with a requirement for Infrastructure Engineering.

1 247 (51.24%) Windows
1 247 (51.24%) Azure
2 240 (49.79%) Microsoft
3 239 (49.59%) VMware
4 228 (47.30%) Active Directory
5 179 (37.14%) Firewall
5 179 (37.14%) Microsoft 365
6 178 (36.93%) VMware Infrastructure
7 161 (33.40%) Windows Server
8 160 (33.20%) AWS
9 132 (27.39%) Linux
10 117 (24.27%) Hyper-V
11 107 (22.20%) Social Skills
12 94 (19.50%) DNS
13 91 (18.88%) DevOps
14 89 (18.46%) SAN
15 88 (18.26%) PowerShell
16 87 (18.05%) ITIL
17 77 (15.98%) Cisco
18 74 (15.35%) VPN
19 73 (15.15%) WAN
20 68 (14.11%) MS Exchange
20 68 (14.11%) LAN
21 65 (13.49%) Migration
22 64 (13.28%) Data Centre
23 62 (12.86%) DHCP
24 61 (12.66%) Meraki
25 60 (12.45%) Windows Server 2012
26 54 (11.20%) Python
27 53 (11.00%) Citrix

Infrastructure Engineering
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 68 (14.11%) MS Exchange
2 35 (7.26%) SharePoint
3 14 (2.90%) Apache
3 14 (2.90%) IIS
4 12 (2.49%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (1.66%) WebSphere
6 7 (1.45%) nginx
6 7 (1.45%) OpenStack
7 6 (1.24%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (1.04%) WebSphere Application Server
9 4 (0.83%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (0.62%) JBoss
11 2 (0.41%) Confluence
11 2 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.21%) Jetty
12 1 (0.21%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 16 (3.32%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.24%) MicroStation
2 6 (1.24%) Revit
3 5 (1.04%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.62%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.62%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 247 (51.24%) Azure
2 179 (37.14%) Microsoft 365
3 160 (33.20%) AWS
4 49 (10.17%) Azure Active Directory
5 39 (8.09%) Cloud Computing
6 36 (7.47%) IaaS
7 31 (6.43%) PaaS
8 28 (5.81%) SaaS
9 20 (4.15%) IBM Cloud
10 13 (2.70%) Mimecast
11 11 (2.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 10 (2.07%) GCP
13 8 (1.66%) Google Workspace
14 7 (1.45%) OpenShift
15 6 (1.24%) Amazon EC2
16 5 (1.04%) GitHub
17 4 (0.83%) Amazon S3
17 4 (0.83%) Serverless
18 3 (0.62%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 3 (0.62%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 179 (37.14%) Firewall
2 94 (19.50%) DNS
3 89 (18.46%) SAN
4 74 (15.35%) VPN
5 73 (15.15%) WAN
6 68 (14.11%) LAN
7 62 (12.86%) DHCP
8 47 (9.75%) VLAN
9 42 (8.71%) NAS
10 40 (8.30%) TCP/IP
11 32 (6.64%) Fibre Channel
11 32 (6.64%) iSCSI
12 30 (6.22%) Wireless
12 30 (6.22%) WLAN
13 25 (5.19%) VoIP
14 22 (4.56%) MPLS
15 21 (4.36%) Network Security
16 18 (3.73%) Internet
17 8 (1.66%) OSPF
17 8 (1.66%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (5.60%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.28%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (2.07%) MySQL
4 9 (1.87%) Amazon RDS
4 9 (1.87%) DB2
5 7 (1.45%) Relational Database
6 6 (1.24%) MongoDB
6 6 (1.24%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.41%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.41%) Redis
7 2 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.41%) Tableau
7 2 (0.41%) Tableau Server
8 1 (0.21%) Blockchain
8 1 (0.21%) InfluxDB
8 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 23 (4.77%) GitLab
2 12 (2.49%) JIRA
3 8 (1.66%) Jenkins
4 7 (1.45%) Git (software)
5 6 (1.24%) Bitbucket
6 5 (1.04%) ClearQuest
7 4 (0.83%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.62%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (0.62%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.41%) Maven
10 1 (0.21%) Artifactory
10 1 (0.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.21%) CircleCI
10 1 (0.21%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.21%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.21%) Postman
10 1 (0.21%) Rational DOORS
10 1 (0.21%) Selenium
10 1 (0.21%) Subversion
10 1 (0.21%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 107 (22.20%) Social Skills
2 38 (7.88%) Finance
3 31 (6.43%) Organisational Skills
4 30 (6.22%) Telecoms
5 17 (3.53%) Public Sector
6 16 (3.32%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (2.28%) Manufacturing
8 10 (2.07%) Local Government
8 10 (2.07%) Marketing
9 9 (1.87%) Electronics
10 7 (1.45%) Law
11 5 (1.04%) Military
11 5 (1.04%) Retail
12 4 (0.83%) Games
12 4 (0.83%) Presentation Skills
13 3 (0.62%) Automotive
13 3 (0.62%) Legal
14 2 (0.41%) Banking
14 2 (0.41%) Documentation Skills
14 2 (0.41%) French Language
Job Titles
1 360 (74.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 80 (16.60%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 73 (15.15%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 57 (11.83%) IT Engineer
5 48 (9.96%) Support Engineer
6 46 (9.54%) Cloud Engineer
7 41 (8.51%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
7 41 (8.51%) DevOps Engineer
8 39 (8.09%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
9 33 (6.85%) Infrastructure Support
9 33 (6.85%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 32 (6.64%) Azure Engineer
10 32 (6.64%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
11 31 (6.43%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
12 26 (5.39%) IT Support
13 24 (4.98%) IT Support Engineer
14 23 (4.77%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
15 22 (4.56%) 3rd Line Support
15 22 (4.56%) Network Engineer
16 19 (3.94%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (4.36%) Web Services
2 19 (3.94%) Kafka
3 11 (2.28%) LDAP
4 7 (1.45%) SAML
5 6 (1.24%) LAMP
5 6 (1.24%) LEMP Stack
5 6 (1.24%) RabbitMQ
5 6 (1.24%) REST
6 5 (1.04%) RESTful
6 5 (1.04%) SOAP
6 5 (1.04%) Spring
6 5 (1.04%) WebSphere MQ
6 5 (1.04%) XML
6 5 (1.04%) XML Schema
7 4 (0.83%) Middleware
7 4 (0.83%) OAuth
8 2 (0.41%) .NET
8 2 (0.41%) ARM Templates
8 2 (0.41%) JSON
8 2 (0.41%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 64 (13.28%) Data Centre
2 40 (8.30%) Public Cloud
3 27 (5.60%) Hybrid Cloud
4 19 (3.94%) PKI
5 15 (3.11%) Clustering
5 15 (3.11%) Driving Licence
6 14 (2.90%) Replication
7 13 (2.70%) Self-Motivation
8 8 (1.66%) Linux Command Line
9 6 (1.24%) Private Cloud
10 5 (1.04%) Cyberthreat
11 3 (0.62%) Cloud Native
11 3 (0.62%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 3 (0.62%) Fat Client
11 3 (0.62%) Greenfield Project
11 3 (0.62%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.62%) Thin Client
11 3 (0.62%) User Experience
11 3 (0.62%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (0.62%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 247 (51.24%) Windows
2 161 (33.40%) Windows Server
3 132 (27.39%) Linux
4 60 (12.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 51 (10.58%) Windows 10
6 40 (8.30%) Windows Server 2016
7 31 (6.43%) Windows Server 2019
8 22 (4.56%) Windows Server 2008
9 21 (4.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 16 (3.32%) CentOS
11 12 (2.49%) Unix
12 10 (2.07%) Ubuntu
13 7 (1.45%) Windows 7
14 5 (1.04%) Apple iOS
15 4 (0.83%) Android
15 4 (0.83%) Mac OS
15 4 (0.83%) VMS
15 4 (0.83%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.41%) Amazon Linux
16 2 (0.41%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (18.88%) DevOps
2 87 (18.05%) ITIL
3 65 (13.49%) Migration
4 48 (9.96%) Agile Software Development
4 48 (9.96%) Project Management
5 40 (8.30%) Continuous Improvement
6 38 (7.88%) Mentoring
7 36 (7.47%) E-Commerce
7 36 (7.47%) Incident Management
8 35 (7.26%) Infrastructure as Code
9 32 (6.64%) Change Management
10 31 (6.43%) Proactive Monitoring
11 30 (6.22%) Service Management
12 28 (5.81%) Configuration Management
13 26 (5.39%) Problem-Solving
14 25 (5.19%) Site Reliability Engineering
15 24 (4.98%) Network Management
16 21 (4.36%) Information Security
17 19 (3.94%) Data Science
18 18 (3.73%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 88 (18.26%) PowerShell
2 54 (11.20%) Python
3 34 (7.05%) SQL
4 22 (4.56%) Go
5 17 (3.53%) Java
6 16 (3.32%) Bash Shell
7 10 (2.07%) Ruby
8 7 (1.45%) Perl
9 6 (1.24%) C++
9 6 (1.24%) PHP
10 2 (0.41%) C
10 2 (0.41%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.21%) C#
11 1 (0.21%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.21%) JCL
11 1 (0.21%) Korn
11 1 (0.21%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 44 (9.13%) Degree
2 41 (8.51%) Cisco Certification
3 40 (8.30%) Security Cleared
4 33 (6.85%) SC Cleared
5 28 (5.81%) Microsoft Certification
6 24 (4.98%) CCNA
7 15 (3.11%) CCNP
8 12 (2.49%) Computer Science Degree
8 12 (2.49%) MCSE
9 11 (2.28%) DV Cleared
9 11 (2.28%) ITIL Certification
10 10 (2.07%) MCSA
11 9 (1.87%) MCITP
11 9 (1.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 6 (1.24%) CISSP
12 6 (1.24%) DBS Check
12 6 (1.24%) MCP
13 3 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
13 3 (0.62%) Master's Degree
13 3 (0.62%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.90%) SLA
2 13 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.45%) QA
4 3 (0.62%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (0.62%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (0.21%) GDPR
5 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 228 (47.30%) Active Directory
2 178 (36.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 117 (24.27%) Hyper-V
4 31 (6.43%) Docker
4 31 (6.43%) Terminal Server
5 22 (4.56%) RHEV
6 20 (4.15%) vSphere
7 17 (3.53%) VMware ESXi
8 14 (2.90%) Virtual Machines
9 12 (2.49%) XenApp
10 11 (2.28%) Virtual Servers
11 10 (2.07%) Virtual Desktop
11 10 (2.07%) XenDesktop
12 7 (1.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 5 (1.04%) VMware NSX
14 4 (0.83%) VirtualBox
15 3 (0.62%) DFS Replication
15 3 (0.62%) NFS
15 3 (0.62%) Postfix
16 2 (0.41%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 41 (8.51%) Microsoft Intune
2 38 (7.88%) SCCM
3 34 (7.05%) Kubernetes
4 32 (6.64%) Ansible
5 25 (5.19%) Terraform
6 13 (2.70%) vRealize
7 11 (2.28%) SCOM
8 9 (1.87%) vCenter Server
9 7 (1.45%) Puppet
10 6 (1.24%) HAProxy
11 5 (1.04%) CSIRT
12 3 (0.62%) FortiGate
12 3 (0.62%) McAfee ePO
12 3 (0.62%) Nagios
12 3 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
12 3 (0.62%) SCVMM
12 3 (0.62%) Single Sign-On
12 3 (0.62%) Tivoli
13 2 (0.41%) HP Data Protector
13 2 (0.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 240 (49.79%) Microsoft
2 239 (49.59%) VMware
3 77 (15.98%) Cisco
4 61 (12.66%) Meraki
5 53 (11.00%) Citrix
6 41 (8.51%) IBM
7 27 (5.60%) NetApp
8 23 (4.77%) Red Hat
9 20 (4.15%) Veeam
10 18 (3.73%) HP
11 17 (3.53%) Oracle
12 16 (3.32%) F5
13 14 (2.90%) Dell
14 13 (2.70%) Google
15 10 (2.07%) Juniper
15 10 (2.07%) SAP
16 9 (1.87%) EMC
16 9 (1.87%) ServiceNow
17 7 (1.45%) Apple
17 7 (1.45%) Infoblox