Period
to 5 May 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 5 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Infrastructure Engineering
England > South East
6 months to
5 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 77 95 149
Rank change year-on-year +18 +54 +5
Permanent jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering 471 569 608
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 3.62% 3.05% 2.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.94% 3.35% 2.50%
Number of salaries quoted 361 440 530
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £40,000 £38,750 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% +5.88%
75th Percentile £57,500 £58,750 £57,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £68,750 £68,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500

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 11,960 16,992 24,289
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 91.87% 91.08% 91.85%
Number of salaries quoted 9,216 13,842 19,858
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,775 £28,000
25th Percentile £41,000 £37,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.00% - +11.11%
75th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £73,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +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 5 May 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 5 May 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 +42 169 £45,000 -5.26% 25
Thames Valley +11 127 £48,000 -8.57% 44
Surrey -7 87 £50,000 - 14
Buckinghamshire +37 60 £48,000 -12.73% 17
Kent +6 45 £38,000 -27.62% 12
Oxfordshire +29 36 £60,000 +26.32% 8
Berkshire -33 31 £47,000 -18.26% 20
West Sussex -17 30 £45,000 +12.50% 6
East Sussex +8 10 £40,000 -20.00% 1
Infrastructure Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 5 May 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.

1 231 (49.04%) Windows
1 231 (49.04%) Microsoft
2 230 (48.83%) Azure
3 226 (47.98%) VMware
4 216 (45.86%) Active Directory
5 180 (38.22%) VMware Infrastructure
6 162 (34.39%) AWS
7 156 (33.12%) Windows Server
8 149 (31.63%) Firewall
9 137 (29.09%) Microsoft 365
10 118 (25.05%) Linux
11 115 (24.42%) PowerShell
12 105 (22.29%) DNS
13 93 (19.75%) DevOps
14 91 (19.32%) Hyper-V
15 90 (19.11%) ITIL
16 85 (18.05%) SAN
16 85 (18.05%) Social Skills
17 80 (16.99%) Data Centre
18 78 (16.56%) MS Exchange
19 70 (14.86%) DHCP
20 68 (14.44%) WAN
20 68 (14.44%) Cisco
21 62 (13.16%) LAN
21 62 (13.16%) Windows Server 2016
22 58 (12.31%) Windows Server 2012
23 57 (12.10%) Security Cleared
24 55 (11.68%) Kubernetes
24 55 (11.68%) Python
25 54 (11.46%) TCP/IP

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 78 (16.56%) MS Exchange
2 33 (7.01%) IIS
3 25 (5.31%) SharePoint
4 21 (4.46%) Exchange Server 2010
5 16 (3.40%) Apache
6 10 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (1.70%) OpenStack
8 5 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (1.06%) Skype for Business
9 4 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (0.64%) JBoss
10 3 (0.64%) nginx
11 2 (0.42%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.42%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.42%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (0.21%) Confluence
12 1 (0.21%) Jetty
Applications
1 10 (2.12%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.49%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.64%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 230 (48.83%) Azure
2 162 (34.39%) AWS
3 137 (29.09%) Microsoft 365
4 43 (9.13%) Azure Active Directory
5 37 (7.86%) PaaS
6 32 (6.79%) Cloud Computing
6 32 (6.79%) IaaS
7 30 (6.37%) SaaS
8 23 (4.88%) IBM Cloud
9 21 (4.46%) OpenShift
10 12 (2.55%) Mimecast
11 7 (1.49%) Cloudflare
12 5 (1.06%) Google Workspace
12 5 (1.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 4 (0.85%) Power Platform
14 3 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
14 3 (0.64%) Amazon S3
14 3 (0.64%) GCP
15 2 (0.42%) Amazon EKS
16 1 (0.21%) Azure Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 149 (31.63%) Firewall
2 105 (22.29%) DNS
3 85 (18.05%) SAN
4 70 (14.86%) DHCP
5 68 (14.44%) WAN
6 62 (13.16%) LAN
7 54 (11.46%) TCP/IP
8 52 (11.04%) VLAN
8 52 (11.04%) VPN
9 45 (9.55%) NAS
10 32 (6.79%) iSCSI
11 30 (6.37%) Wireless
12 27 (5.73%) Fibre Channel
12 27 (5.73%) Network Security
13 26 (5.52%) WLAN
14 14 (2.97%) BGP
14 14 (2.97%) MPLS
15 13 (2.76%) VSAN
16 12 (2.55%) Internet
17 11 (2.34%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (8.07%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.97%) MySQL
3 11 (2.34%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (1.70%) Amazon RDS
5 5 (1.06%) MongoDB
5 5 (1.06%) NoSQL
6 4 (0.85%) Relational Database
6 4 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.64%) DB2
7 3 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.42%) InfluxDB
8 2 (0.42%) Power BI
8 2 (0.42%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.21%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.21%) Blockchain
9 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.21%) Tableau
9 1 (0.21%) Tableau Server
Development Applications
1 23 (4.88%) GitLab
2 7 (1.49%) JIRA
3 5 (1.06%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.64%) Bitbucket
4 3 (0.64%) Maven
5 2 (0.42%) ClearQuest
5 2 (0.42%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (0.42%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.21%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.21%) Subversion
General
1 85 (18.05%) Social Skills
2 29 (6.16%) Telecoms
3 26 (5.52%) Finance
3 26 (5.52%) Organisational Skills
4 20 (4.25%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (3.61%) Law
6 11 (2.34%) Public Sector
7 8 (1.70%) Back Office
8 7 (1.49%) Military
9 6 (1.27%) Electronics
9 6 (1.27%) Influencing Skills
9 6 (1.27%) Local Government
9 6 (1.27%) Manufacturing
10 5 (1.06%) Legal
11 4 (0.85%) Marketing
11 4 (0.85%) Presentation Skills
12 3 (0.64%) Retail
13 1 (0.21%) Banking
13 1 (0.21%) Digital Economy
13 1 (0.21%) Games
Job Titles
1 360 (76.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 91 (19.32%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 85 (18.05%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 52 (11.04%) DevOps Engineer
5 48 (10.19%) IT Engineer
6 40 (8.49%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
7 34 (7.22%) Support Engineer
8 28 (5.94%) Azure Engineer
8 28 (5.94%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
8 28 (5.94%) Infrastructure Support
9 26 (5.52%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 24 (5.10%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
11 22 (4.67%) Cloud Engineer
11 22 (4.67%) Windows Engineer
12 20 (4.25%) VMware Engineer
13 19 (4.03%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
14 17 (3.61%) 3rd Line Support
14 17 (3.61%) IT Support
15 16 (3.40%) Design Engineer
15 16 (3.40%) Infrastructure Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (4.25%) Kafka
2 19 (4.03%) Web Services
3 14 (2.97%) LDAP
4 7 (1.49%) .NET
5 5 (1.06%) RabbitMQ
5 5 (1.06%) React
5 5 (1.06%) REST
6 4 (0.85%) LAMP
7 3 (0.64%) SAML
7 3 (0.64%) X-Windows
8 2 (0.42%) LEMP Stack
8 2 (0.42%) RESTful
8 2 (0.42%) SOAP
8 2 (0.42%) Spring
8 2 (0.42%) Velocity
8 2 (0.42%) WebSphere MQ
8 2 (0.42%) XML
8 2 (0.42%) XML Schema
9 1 (0.21%) COM
9 1 (0.21%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 80 (16.99%) Data Centre
2 30 (6.37%) Public Cloud
3 29 (6.16%) Hybrid Cloud
4 17 (3.61%) Private Cloud
5 14 (2.97%) Replication
6 13 (2.76%) Cloud Native
6 13 (2.76%) PKI
7 11 (2.34%) Clustering
8 9 (1.91%) Linux Command Line
9 7 (1.49%) Driving Licence
9 7 (1.49%) Fat Client
9 7 (1.49%) Thin Client
10 4 (0.85%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.42%) CMDB
11 2 (0.42%) Cybercrime
11 2 (0.42%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 2 (0.42%) NHS
11 2 (0.42%) Self-Motivation
11 2 (0.42%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.42%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 231 (49.04%) Windows
2 156 (33.12%) Windows Server
3 118 (25.05%) Linux
4 62 (13.16%) Windows Server 2016
5 58 (12.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 52 (11.04%) Windows 10
7 44 (9.34%) Windows Server 2019
8 22 (4.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 20 (4.25%) Windows Server 2008
10 19 (4.03%) CentOS
11 18 (3.82%) Unix
12 12 (2.55%) Ubuntu
13 5 (1.06%) Debian
14 4 (0.85%) Apple iOS
15 3 (0.64%) Android
15 3 (0.64%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.64%) Windows 7
16 2 (0.42%) Amazon Linux
16 2 (0.42%) Solaris
17 1 (0.21%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (19.75%) DevOps
2 90 (19.11%) ITIL
3 52 (11.04%) Migration
4 45 (9.55%) Agile Software Development
5 42 (8.92%) Infrastructure as Code
6 40 (8.49%) Service Management
7 39 (8.28%) Project Management
8 38 (8.07%) Problem-Solving
9 37 (7.86%) Continuous Improvement
10 35 (7.43%) E-Commerce
11 34 (7.22%) Mentoring
12 33 (7.01%) Incident Management
12 33 (7.01%) Software Engineering
13 29 (6.16%) Proactive Monitoring
14 28 (5.94%) Project Delivery
14 28 (5.94%) Site Reliability Engineering
15 26 (5.52%) Load Balancing
16 25 (5.31%) Change Management
16 25 (5.31%) Data Science
16 25 (5.31%) Tech Ops
Programming Languages
1 115 (24.42%) PowerShell
2 55 (11.68%) Python
3 38 (8.07%) SQL
4 22 (4.67%) Go
5 11 (2.34%) Java
6 10 (2.12%) Bash Shell
7 7 (1.49%) Ruby
7 7 (1.49%) Shell Script
8 5 (1.06%) C++
9 4 (0.85%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.64%) C
10 3 (0.64%) TypeScript
11 2 (0.42%) C#
11 2 (0.42%) Korn
11 2 (0.42%) PHP
12 1 (0.21%) JCL
12 1 (0.21%) Perl
Qualifications
1 57 (12.10%) Security Cleared
2 52 (11.04%) SC Cleared
3 43 (9.13%) Cisco Certification
4 29 (6.16%) Microsoft Certification
4 29 (6.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 28 (5.94%) Degree
6 26 (5.52%) CCNA
7 19 (4.03%) CCNP
8 18 (3.82%) ITIL Certification
9 16 (3.40%) MCSA
10 15 (3.18%) MCP
11 13 (2.76%) BPSS Clearance
12 11 (2.34%) DV Cleared
13 10 (2.12%) MCITP
14 8 (1.70%) MCSE
15 5 (1.06%) VCP6
16 4 (0.85%) Master's Degree
17 3 (0.64%) CCENT
17 3 (0.64%) Chartered Engineer
17 3 (0.64%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.91%) SLA
2 7 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (1.49%) PMBOK
2 7 (1.49%) QA
3 2 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (0.42%) GDPR
4 1 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 216 (45.86%) Active Directory
2 180 (38.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 91 (19.32%) Hyper-V
4 39 (8.28%) VMware ESXi
5 36 (7.64%) Docker
6 32 (6.79%) Virtual Servers
7 30 (6.37%) vSphere
8 27 (5.73%) Terminal Server
9 23 (4.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 17 (3.61%) RHEV
10 17 (3.61%) Virtual Machines
10 17 (3.61%) XenApp
11 15 (3.18%) XenDesktop
12 11 (2.34%) VMware NSX
13 10 (2.12%) Virtual Desktop
14 7 (1.49%) DFS Replication
15 5 (1.06%) Firmware
16 4 (0.85%) NFS
17 3 (0.64%) Postfix
18 2 (0.42%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 55 (11.68%) Kubernetes
2 52 (11.04%) Ansible
3 50 (10.62%) SCCM
4 45 (9.55%) Terraform
5 40 (8.49%) Microsoft Intune
6 19 (4.03%) vRealize
7 14 (2.97%) HAProxy
7 14 (2.97%) SCOM
7 14 (2.97%) SCVMM
8 13 (2.76%) Puppet
9 7 (1.49%) vCenter Server
10 6 (1.27%) Grafana
10 6 (1.27%) Nagios
10 6 (1.27%) Prometheus
11 5 (1.06%) SCSM
12 4 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
12 4 (0.85%) Single Sign-On
13 3 (0.64%) McAfee ePO
14 2 (0.42%) FortiGate
14 2 (0.42%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 231 (49.04%) Microsoft
2 226 (47.98%) VMware
3 68 (14.44%) Cisco
4 50 (10.62%) Citrix
5 44 (9.34%) IBM
6 40 (8.49%) Meraki
7 31 (6.58%) F5
8 27 (5.73%) Red Hat
9 24 (5.10%) Dell
9 24 (5.10%) Veeam
10 20 (4.25%) Oracle
11 19 (4.03%) HP
12 16 (3.40%) NetApp
13 15 (3.18%) Infoblox
14 14 (2.97%) SolarWinds
15 12 (2.55%) EMC
15 12 (2.55%) ServiceNow
16 8 (1.70%) Juniper
16 8 (1.70%) SAP
17 7 (1.49%) Sophos