Period
to 26 November 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 26 November 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Infrastructure Engineering
England > South East
6 months to
26 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 169 99 120
Rank change year-on-year -70 +21 +16
Permanent jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering 384 263 680
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 2.07% 3.01% 2.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.22% 3.29% 2.99%
Number of salaries quoted 310 220 556
10th Percentile £34,000 £34,875 £31,250
25th Percentile £40,250 £40,563 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £48,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.09% +7.78% -
75th Percentile £58,750 £58,750 £57,500
90th Percentile £70,250 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - -

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 17,320 7,991 22,751
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 93.57% 91.43% 91.10%
Number of salaries quoted 11,647 6,639 18,711
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,250 £28,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £51,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.94% +2.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £63,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% -

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 26 November 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 26 November 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
Thames Valley -51 144 £50,000 - 38
Hampshire -90 103 £50,000 +11.11% 25
Surrey -24 88 £48,000 -4.00% 9
Berkshire -27 86 £55,000 -4.35% 16
Buckinghamshire -53 36 £55,000 +13.40% 9
Oxfordshire -25 22 £36,000 -37.39% 13
East Sussex -41 14 £50,000 +1.70% 5
Kent -44 13 £40,000 +4.58% 13
West Sussex -7 11 £40,000 -5.88% 5
Infrastructure Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 26 November 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.

1 218 (56.77%) Azure
2 217 (56.51%) Windows
3 193 (50.26%) VMware
4 172 (44.79%) Microsoft 365
5 167 (43.49%) Active Directory
6 164 (42.71%) Microsoft
7 137 (35.68%) Windows Server
8 124 (32.29%) VMware Infrastructure
9 111 (28.91%) Firewall
10 107 (27.86%) Linux
11 97 (25.26%) Hyper-V
12 90 (23.44%) AWS
13 81 (21.09%) ITIL
14 79 (20.57%) Cisco
15 77 (20.05%) Social Skills
16 71 (18.49%) DevOps
17 62 (16.15%) Data Centre
18 60 (15.63%) VPN
19 58 (15.10%) WAN
20 55 (14.32%) PowerShell
21 54 (14.06%) Windows 10
22 52 (13.54%) LAN
23 51 (13.28%) Citrix
24 50 (13.02%) Finance
25 49 (12.76%) DNS
25 49 (12.76%) Problem-Solving
26 47 (12.24%) Azure Active Directory
27 45 (11.72%) Cisco Certification
28 44 (11.46%) Windows Server 2012
28 44 (11.46%) SCCM

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 41 (10.68%) SharePoint
2 35 (9.11%) MS Exchange
3 8 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (1.82%) Apache
4 7 (1.82%) OpenStack
5 6 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (1.04%) IIS
7 3 (0.78%) nginx
8 2 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.26%) Confluence
9 1 (0.26%) Tomcat
Applications
1 25 (6.51%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.30%) MicroStation
2 5 (1.30%) Revit
3 4 (1.04%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.26%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 218 (56.77%) Azure
2 172 (44.79%) Microsoft 365
3 90 (23.44%) AWS
4 47 (12.24%) Azure Active Directory
5 29 (7.55%) IaaS
6 19 (4.95%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 18 (4.69%) GCP
8 17 (4.43%) Cloud Computing
9 16 (4.17%) PaaS
10 15 (3.91%) SaaS
11 14 (3.65%) npm
12 13 (3.39%) Amazon ECS
12 13 (3.39%) Amazon S3
12 13 (3.39%) AWS CloudFormation
13 10 (2.60%) AWS Lambda
14 8 (2.08%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 7 (1.82%) Amazon EC2
15 7 (1.82%) Azure Storage
16 6 (1.56%) IBM Cloud
16 6 (1.56%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 111 (28.91%) Firewall
2 60 (15.63%) VPN
3 58 (15.10%) WAN
4 52 (13.54%) LAN
5 49 (12.76%) DNS
6 41 (10.68%) SAN
7 33 (8.59%) DHCP
8 24 (6.25%) TCP/IP
8 24 (6.25%) VoIP
9 15 (3.91%) Network Security
9 15 (3.91%) Wi-Fi
10 14 (3.65%) Internet
10 14 (3.65%) VLAN
11 12 (3.13%) MPLS
12 9 (2.34%) VSAN
13 7 (1.82%) Fibre Channel
13 7 (1.82%) Wireless
14 6 (1.56%) iSCSI
14 6 (1.56%) NAS
15 5 (1.30%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (6.77%) SQL Server
2 21 (5.47%) MySQL
3 15 (3.91%) Amazon RDS
4 14 (3.65%) MongoDB
5 4 (1.04%) Big Data
5 4 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.78%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (0.78%) DB2
6 3 (0.78%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (0.78%) Tableau
7 2 (0.52%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (0.52%) Data Lake
7 2 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.52%) DTS
7 2 (0.52%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.52%) Oracle ODI
7 2 (0.52%) Redis
7 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 26 (6.77%) Jenkins
2 15 (3.91%) Artifactory
2 15 (3.91%) GitLab
3 11 (2.86%) Git (software)
4 9 (2.34%) JIRA
5 5 (1.30%) Ant
5 5 (1.30%) Maven
5 5 (1.30%) Subversion
6 4 (1.04%) Bitbucket
6 4 (1.04%) Sonatype Nexus
6 4 (1.04%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.78%) Zephyr
8 2 (0.52%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (0.52%) Selenium
9 1 (0.26%) CircleCI
9 1 (0.26%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.26%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.26%) Postman
9 1 (0.26%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.26%) Terragrunt
General
1 77 (20.05%) Social Skills
2 50 (13.02%) Finance
3 22 (5.73%) Telecoms
4 16 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (3.91%) Public Sector
6 14 (3.65%) Organisational Skills
7 9 (2.34%) Marketing
8 8 (2.08%) Documentation Skills
8 8 (2.08%) Electronics
8 8 (2.08%) Local Government
8 8 (2.08%) Manufacturing
9 7 (1.82%) Retail
10 5 (1.30%) Law
11 4 (1.04%) Back Office
11 4 (1.04%) Games
11 4 (1.04%) Legal
12 3 (0.78%) Advertising
12 3 (0.78%) Automotive
12 3 (0.78%) Banking
12 3 (0.78%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 277 (72.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 46 (11.98%) IT Engineer
3 39 (10.16%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 37 (9.64%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
4 37 (9.64%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 37 (9.64%) Support Engineer
5 36 (9.38%) Network Engineer
6 32 (8.33%) Cloud Engineer
7 29 (7.55%) DevOps Engineer
8 25 (6.51%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
9 24 (6.25%) Azure Engineer
10 23 (5.99%) Infrastructure Support
10 23 (5.99%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
11 20 (5.21%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
12 17 (4.43%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 15 (3.91%) AWS Engineer
14 14 (3.65%) Architect
15 13 (3.39%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
15 13 (3.39%) Consultant
16 12 (3.13%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.65%) Node.js
2 5 (1.30%) Kafka
2 5 (1.30%) SAML
2 5 (1.30%) Web Services
3 4 (1.04%) 802.1X
3 4 (1.04%) XMPP
4 3 (0.78%) ARM Templates
4 3 (0.78%) LAMP
4 3 (0.78%) LEMP Stack
5 2 (0.52%) .NET
5 2 (0.52%) JSON
5 2 (0.52%) LDAP
5 2 (0.52%) Middleware
5 2 (0.52%) OAuth
5 2 (0.52%) RxJava
5 2 (0.52%) Spring
6 1 (0.26%) .NET Core
6 1 (0.26%) LAPP Stack
6 1 (0.26%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 62 (16.15%) Data Centre
2 30 (7.81%) Self-Motivation
3 16 (4.17%) Public Cloud
3 16 (4.17%) Replication
4 13 (3.39%) Hybrid Cloud
5 12 (3.13%) PKI
6 11 (2.86%) Driving Licence
7 10 (2.60%) Clustering
7 10 (2.60%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 6 (1.56%) Cyberthreat
9 6 (1.56%) Greenfield Project
9 6 (1.56%) Private Cloud
10 5 (1.30%) Linux Command Line
11 4 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (1.04%) Enterprise Storage
11 4 (1.04%) Legacy Systems
12 3 (0.78%) Enterprise Cloud
12 3 (0.78%) User Experience
12 3 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 217 (56.51%) Windows
2 137 (35.68%) Windows Server
3 107 (27.86%) Linux
4 54 (14.06%) Windows 10
5 44 (11.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (5.99%) Windows Server 2008
7 22 (5.73%) Windows Server 2016
8 20 (5.21%) Windows Server 2019
9 17 (4.43%) Windows 7
10 10 (2.60%) Windows 8
11 9 (2.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (1.56%) Ubuntu
13 5 (1.30%) CentOS
13 5 (1.30%) Debian
13 5 (1.30%) Unix
14 4 (1.04%) Android
14 4 (1.04%) SUSE
15 3 (0.78%) Apple iOS
15 3 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
15 3 (0.78%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (21.09%) ITIL
2 71 (18.49%) DevOps
3 49 (12.76%) Problem-Solving
4 38 (9.90%) Migration
5 30 (7.81%) Disaster Recovery
6 27 (7.03%) Information Security
6 27 (7.03%) Project Delivery
7 25 (6.51%) Agile Software Development
8 24 (6.25%) Project Management
9 23 (5.99%) Infrastructure as Code
10 18 (4.69%) Configuration Management
10 18 (4.69%) Continuous Improvement
10 18 (4.69%) Microservices
11 17 (4.43%) Change Control
12 16 (4.17%) Proactive Monitoring
12 16 (4.17%) Storage Management
13 14 (3.65%) Requirements Analysis
13 14 (3.65%) Site Reliability Engineering
14 13 (3.39%) Service Management
14 13 (3.39%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 55 (14.32%) PowerShell
2 43 (11.20%) SQL
3 36 (9.38%) Python
4 18 (4.69%) Bash Shell
5 17 (4.43%) Java
6 6 (1.56%) Go
6 6 (1.56%) Perl
7 4 (1.04%) PHP
8 2 (0.52%) Kotlin
9 1 (0.26%) C#
9 1 (0.26%) Ruby
9 1 (0.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 45 (11.72%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (10.16%) Security Cleared
3 35 (9.11%) CCNA
4 30 (7.81%) Microsoft Certification
5 28 (7.29%) MCSE
6 27 (7.03%) Degree
7 23 (5.99%) SC Cleared
8 16 (4.17%) CCNP
9 10 (2.60%) Computer Science Degree
10 7 (1.82%) DV Cleared
10 7 (1.82%) MCSA
11 6 (1.56%) CISSP
12 5 (1.30%) DBS Check
13 4 (1.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 3 (0.78%) HND
14 3 (0.78%) SANS
15 2 (0.52%) HNC
15 2 (0.52%) MCITP
15 2 (0.52%) Server+ Certification
15 2 (0.52%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (4.69%) SLA
3 8 (2.08%) Cyber Essentials
4 4 (1.04%) PMO
4 4 (1.04%) QA
5 3 (0.78%) NIST
5 3 (0.78%) SOC 2
6 2 (0.52%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.26%) NCSC
System Software
1 167 (43.49%) Active Directory
2 124 (32.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 97 (25.26%) Hyper-V
4 20 (5.21%) Docker
4 20 (5.21%) VMware ESXi
5 14 (3.65%) Virtual Machines
5 14 (3.65%) Virtual Servers
6 12 (3.13%) vSphere
7 8 (2.08%) XenApp
8 7 (1.82%) VMware NSX
9 4 (1.04%) Terminal Server
9 4 (1.04%) VirtualBox
9 4 (1.04%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.78%) Firmware
10 3 (0.78%) RHEV
10 3 (0.78%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.52%) DFS Replication
11 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.52%) NFS
11 2 (0.52%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 44 (11.46%) SCCM
2 30 (7.81%) Microsoft Intune
2 30 (7.81%) Terraform
3 29 (7.55%) Kubernetes
4 27 (7.03%) Ansible
5 15 (3.91%) Single Sign-On
6 14 (3.65%) Istio
7 10 (2.60%) SCOM
7 10 (2.60%) vCenter Server
8 7 (1.82%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 6 (1.56%) Backup Exec
9 6 (1.56%) CSIRT
10 5 (1.30%) Galera Cluster
10 5 (1.30%) WSUS
11 4 (1.04%) MobiControl
11 4 (1.04%) PowerCLI
12 3 (0.78%) Microsoft Clustering
12 3 (0.78%) NetBackup
12 3 (0.78%) Puppet
12 3 (0.78%) QRadar
Vendors
1 193 (50.26%) VMware
2 164 (42.71%) Microsoft
3 79 (20.57%) Cisco
4 51 (13.28%) Citrix
5 29 (7.55%) Veeam
6 24 (6.25%) Meraki
7 21 (5.47%) Dell
8 20 (5.21%) HP
9 14 (3.65%) IBM
10 12 (3.13%) NetApp
11 11 (2.86%) EMC
11 11 (2.86%) Red Hat
12 10 (2.60%) Barracuda Networks
12 10 (2.60%) Censornet
12 10 (2.60%) F5
12 10 (2.60%) Google
13 8 (2.08%) Dell Compellent
13 8 (2.08%) Juniper
13 8 (2.08%) Palo Alto
14 7 (1.82%) SAP