Period
to 10 August 2020

The median annual salary for an Infrastructure Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the UK excluding London during the 6 months to 10 August 2020.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Infrastructure Engineer
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 124 138 196
Rank change year-on-year +14 +58 -6
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 894 2,079 1,700
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 2.50% 2.51% 1.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.61% 2.61% 1.81%
Number of salaries quoted 815 1,848 1,504
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £29,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £62,500 £57,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London. 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
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies in the UK excluding London with a recognized job title 34,226 79,710 94,111
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.81% 96.29% 96.83%
Number of salaries quoted 27,416 62,785 75,842
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £28,250 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

Infrastructure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings that featured Infrastructure Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Engineer in the UK excluding London

Infrastructure Engineer
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Infrastructure Engineer in the UK excluding London

Infrastructure Engineer
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 10 August 2020.

Salary histogram for Infrastructure Engineer in the UK excluding London

Infrastructure Engineer
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 10 August 2020. 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
North of England +25 269 £43,000 +3.61% 50
South East +21 206 £45,000 +1.69% 44
North West +39 147 £48,000 +6.67% 27
Midlands -4 141 £45,000 +5.88% 29
South West -32 122 £40,000 -5.88% 27
Yorkshire +40 101 £40,000 - 18
West Midlands -4 84 £45,000 +5.88% 10
East of England +35 76 £45,000 - 18
East Midlands +17 56 £42,500 -5.56% 19
Scotland +83 47 £50,000 +11.11% 3
Wales +29 34 £38,500 -3.14% 5
North East +2 21 £38,750 -5.96% 5
Northern Ireland +6 2 £51,250 -21.15%
Infrastructure Engineer
UK

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London

For the 6 months to 10 August 2020, 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 UK excluding London region featuring Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

1 867 (96.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 590 (66.00%) Windows
3 499 (55.82%) VMware
4 445 (49.78%) Azure
5 430 (48.10%) Microsoft
6 405 (45.30%) Active Directory
7 359 (40.16%) Windows Server
8 345 (38.59%) Office 365
9 316 (35.35%) VMware Infrastructure
10 262 (29.31%) PowerShell
11 241 (26.96%) Linux
12 216 (24.16%) Cisco
13 207 (23.15%) Firewall
14 205 (22.93%) Hyper-V
15 193 (21.59%) AWS
16 158 (17.67%) Citrix
17 154 (17.23%) ITIL
18 124 (13.87%) SQL Server
19 119 (13.31%) WAN
20 116 (12.98%) SCCM
21 114 (12.75%) SAN
22 110 (12.30%) LAN
23 108 (12.08%) Windows Server 2012
24 107 (11.97%) DNS
25 106 (11.86%) Windows Server 2016
26 100 (11.19%) Microsoft Certification
27 97 (10.85%) Problem-Solving
27 97 (10.85%) Windows 10
28 96 (10.74%) Python
28 96 (10.74%) SQL

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 82 (9.17%) SharePoint
2 79 (8.84%) MS Exchange
3 38 (4.25%) Exchange Server 2013
3 38 (4.25%) IIS
4 37 (4.14%) Exchange Server 2010
5 36 (4.03%) Skype for Business
6 8 (0.89%) Confluence
7 4 (0.45%) ColdFusion
7 4 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (0.45%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.34%) Apache
8 3 (0.34%) Cloud Foundry
8 3 (0.34%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.22%) JBoss
9 2 (0.22%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.22%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.11%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 42 (4.70%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.78%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.34%) SOLIDWORKS
6 2 (0.22%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.11%) NetSuite
1 1 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 445 (49.78%) Azure
2 345 (38.59%) Office 365
3 193 (21.59%) AWS
4 55 (6.15%) Azure Active Directory
5 44 (4.92%) IaaS
6 39 (4.36%) GCP
7 38 (4.25%) SaaS
8 36 (4.03%) PaaS
9 19 (2.13%) OneDrive
10 13 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
11 12 (1.34%) AWS CloudFormation
12 9 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
13 7 (0.78%) AWS CodeBuild
13 7 (0.78%) AWS CodePipeline
13 7 (0.78%) Power Platform
14 6 (0.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 6 (0.67%) Amazon S3
14 6 (0.67%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 6 (0.67%) GitHub
15 5 (0.56%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 207 (23.15%) Firewall
2 119 (13.31%) WAN
3 114 (12.75%) SAN
4 110 (12.30%) LAN
5 107 (11.97%) DNS
6 88 (9.84%) DHCP
7 69 (7.72%) TCP/IP
8 63 (7.05%) VPN
9 48 (5.37%) VLAN
10 39 (4.36%) VoIP
11 34 (3.80%) NAS
12 31 (3.47%) Skype
13 28 (3.13%) Wireless
14 27 (3.02%) NetScaler
15 22 (2.46%) Unified Communications
16 21 (2.35%) Wi-Fi
17 20 (2.24%) Remote Desktop
18 18 (2.01%) Network Security
19 16 (1.79%) iSCSI
20 13 (1.45%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (13.87%) SQL Server
2 23 (2.57%) MySQL
3 21 (2.35%) SQL Server 2012
4 20 (2.24%) SQL Server 2014
5 16 (1.79%) SQL Server 2016
6 11 (1.23%) MongoDB
7 10 (1.12%) Amazon RDS
7 10 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
8 9 (1.01%) NoSQL
9 7 (0.78%) Azure SQL Database
10 6 (0.67%) Oracle Database
11 5 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (0.56%) Redis
12 4 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
12 4 (0.45%) Power BI
13 3 (0.34%) Amazon Aurora
13 3 (0.34%) SQL Server 2017
13 3 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 2 (0.22%) Cosmos DB
14 2 (0.22%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 29 (3.24%) Git (software)
2 25 (2.80%) Jenkins
3 16 (1.79%) Octopus Deploy
4 15 (1.68%) Bitbucket
5 14 (1.57%) TeamCity
6 12 (1.34%) JIRA
7 9 (1.01%) Subversion
8 4 (0.45%) Ant
8 4 (0.45%) Artifactory
8 4 (0.45%) Maven
9 3 (0.34%) GitLab
10 2 (0.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (0.22%) Bitbucket Server
10 2 (0.22%) CA Release Automation
10 2 (0.22%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.22%) Visual Studio Team System
11 1 (0.11%) Hudson
11 1 (0.11%) Mercurial
11 1 (0.11%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.11%) WinDbg
General
1 92 (10.29%) Finance
2 44 (4.92%) Public Sector
3 27 (3.02%) Law
4 22 (2.46%) Telecoms
5 16 (1.79%) Legal
6 12 (1.34%) Back Office
6 12 (1.34%) Local Government
7 8 (0.89%) Retail
8 7 (0.78%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.67%) Billing
10 5 (0.56%) Marketing
11 4 (0.45%) Banking
11 4 (0.45%) Military
12 3 (0.34%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.34%) Games
13 2 (0.22%) Advertising
13 2 (0.22%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.22%) Automotive
13 2 (0.22%) Norwegian Language
14 1 (0.11%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (1.79%) Web Services
2 9 (1.01%) .NET
3 8 (0.89%) LDAP
3 8 (0.89%) Node.js
4 6 (0.67%) JSON
5 5 (0.56%) COM
5 5 (0.56%) WebRTC
6 4 (0.45%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.34%) REST
7 3 (0.34%) SAML
7 3 (0.34%) YAML
8 2 (0.22%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.22%) LAMP
8 2 (0.22%) Middleware
8 2 (0.22%) OAuth
8 2 (0.22%) SailPoint
8 2 (0.22%) SOAP
8 2 (0.22%) Velocity
8 2 (0.22%) WSH
8 2 (0.22%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 82 (9.17%) Data Centre
2 36 (4.03%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (3.80%) Private Cloud
4 30 (3.36%) Clustering
5 21 (2.35%) Self-Motivation
6 20 (2.24%) Public Cloud
7 14 (1.57%) PKI
8 12 (1.34%) Management Information System
9 11 (1.23%) Enterprise Storage
10 10 (1.12%) User Experience
11 8 (0.89%) Fat Client
11 8 (0.89%) Thin Client
12 7 (0.78%) Cybercrime
12 7 (0.78%) Driving Licence
12 7 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
13 6 (0.67%) Greenfield Project
14 5 (0.56%) Hybrid Cloud
14 5 (0.56%) Mobile App
14 5 (0.56%) NHS
14 5 (0.56%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 590 (66.00%) Windows
2 359 (40.16%) Windows Server
3 241 (26.96%) Linux
4 108 (12.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 106 (11.86%) Windows Server 2016
6 97 (10.85%) Windows 10
7 67 (7.49%) Windows Server 2008
8 56 (6.26%) Windows 7
9 44 (4.92%) Windows Server 2019
10 28 (3.13%) Unix
11 24 (2.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 24 (2.68%) Windows 8
12 23 (2.57%) CentOS
13 16 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
14 10 (1.12%) Solaris
15 9 (1.01%) Mac OS
16 7 (0.78%) AIX
17 6 (0.67%) HPUX
18 5 (0.56%) Apple iOS
18 5 (0.56%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 867 (96.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 154 (17.23%) ITIL
3 97 (10.85%) Problem-Solving
4 93 (10.40%) DevOps
5 68 (7.61%) Disaster Recovery
6 64 (7.16%) Agile Software Development
6 64 (7.16%) Project Delivery
7 50 (5.59%) Migration
8 45 (5.03%) Service Management
9 40 (4.47%) High Availability
10 38 (4.25%) Server Management
11 37 (4.14%) Change Management
11 37 (4.14%) Information Security
12 36 (4.03%) Mentoring
13 35 (3.91%) Continuous Improvement
14 33 (3.69%) Proactive Monitoring
15 31 (3.47%) Cybersecurity
16 30 (3.36%) Infrastructure as Code
17 29 (3.24%) Infrastructure Automation
17 29 (3.24%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 262 (29.31%) PowerShell
2 96 (10.74%) Python
2 96 (10.74%) SQL
3 74 (8.28%) Bash Shell
4 20 (2.24%) VBScript
5 11 (1.23%) Go
5 11 (1.23%) Ruby
6 10 (1.12%) C
7 7 (0.78%) Java
7 7 (0.78%) PHP
8 5 (0.56%) JavaScript
9 4 (0.45%) TypeScript
10 3 (0.34%) C#
11 2 (0.22%) Elixir
11 2 (0.22%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.22%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.11%) C++
12 1 (0.11%) VB
Qualifications
1 100 (11.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 83 (9.28%) MCSE
3 78 (8.72%) Security Cleared
4 74 (8.28%) Cisco Certification
5 64 (7.16%) CCNA
6 62 (6.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 47 (5.26%) SC Cleared
8 42 (4.70%) MCSA
9 37 (4.14%) Degree
10 32 (3.58%) DV Cleared
11 23 (2.57%) RHCE
12 21 (2.35%) CCNP
13 10 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
14 8 (0.89%) CCA
14 8 (0.89%) Citrix Certification
14 8 (0.89%) CWNA
14 8 (0.89%) MCP
15 6 (0.67%) CISSP
16 5 (0.56%) DBS Check
16 5 (0.56%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (4.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 28 (3.13%) SLA
3 15 (1.68%) PCI DSS
4 14 (1.57%) GDPR
5 9 (1.01%) Cyber Essentials
6 7 (0.78%) COBIT
7 6 (0.67%) ISO 9001
7 6 (0.67%) QA
8 5 (0.56%) NIST
9 4 (0.45%) PMO
10 1 (0.11%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.11%) NCSC
System Software
1 405 (45.30%) Active Directory
2 316 (35.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 205 (22.93%) Hyper-V
4 59 (6.60%) Docker
4 59 (6.60%) vSphere
5 58 (6.49%) VMware ESXi
6 40 (4.47%) XenApp
7 39 (4.36%) Virtual Machines
8 30 (3.36%) Virtual Servers
9 25 (2.80%) XenDesktop
10 15 (1.68%) Virtual Desktop
11 12 (1.34%) Firmware
12 8 (0.89%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 8 (0.89%) VMware NSX
13 6 (0.67%) Microsoft App-V
13 6 (0.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 5 (0.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 5 (0.56%) KVM
14 5 (0.56%) VMware Server
15 4 (0.45%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 116 (12.98%) SCCM
2 79 (8.84%) Ansible
3 72 (8.05%) Terraform
4 64 (7.16%) Puppet
5 38 (4.25%) Kubernetes
6 37 (4.14%) Microsoft Intune
7 27 (3.02%) Opscode Chef
7 27 (3.02%) SCOM
8 18 (2.01%) SCVMM
9 17 (1.90%) Backup Exec
10 13 (1.45%) vCenter Server
11 11 (1.23%) Nagios
11 11 (1.23%) WSUS
12 10 (1.12%) Cisco CUCM
13 9 (1.01%) Microsoft Clustering
14 8 (0.89%) Single Sign-On
15 7 (0.78%) Failover Clustering
15 7 (0.78%) PowerCLI
15 7 (0.78%) SCOrch
15 7 (0.78%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 499 (55.82%) VMware
2 430 (48.10%) Microsoft
3 216 (24.16%) Cisco
4 158 (17.67%) Citrix
5 66 (7.38%) Veeam
6 59 (6.60%) HP
7 53 (5.93%) Red Hat
8 42 (4.70%) Dell
9 39 (4.36%) NetApp
10 27 (3.02%) Meraki
11 23 (2.57%) CheckPoint
11 23 (2.57%) Google
12 20 (2.24%) Oracle
13 15 (1.68%) SolarWinds
14 14 (1.57%) SonicWALL
15 13 (1.45%) EMC
16 11 (1.23%) Symantec
17 10 (1.12%) Juniper
17 10 (1.12%) McAfee
17 10 (1.12%) Palo Alto