Period
to 7 December 2019

The median annual salary for an Infrastructure Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in the UK excluding London during the 6 months to 7 December 2019.

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
7 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 139 181 192
Rank change year-on-year +42 +11 -2
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 1,748 1,710 1,784
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 2.31% 1.90% 1.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.40% 1.98% 1.83%
Number of salaries quoted 1,481 1,465 1,556
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £31,000 £30,500 £29,463
90th Percentile £61,250 £60,000 £56,250
UK median annual salary £45,000 £46,903 £42,500
% change year-on-year -4.06% +10.36% -

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 72,799 86,568 97,354
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.23% 96.42% 96.96%
Number of salaries quoted 57,905 68,944 79,635
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year - +2.04% +3.16%

Infrastructure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings that featured Infrastructure Engineer in the job title as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 7 December 2019.

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 7 December 2019. 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 +57 508 £40,000 -4.76% 145
South East +29 464 £42,500 -5.56% 102
Midlands +38 307 £42,500 +6.25% 52
North West +71 302 £42,500 +1.19% 81
South West +23 249 £42,500 +6.25% 44
West Midlands +12 180 £45,000 +12.50% 35
Yorkshire -2 164 £40,000 - 50
East of England +25 151 £43,656 +2.72% 44
East Midlands +45 127 £40,000 - 17
North East +25 42 £39,429 -20.32% 14
Scotland +26 38 £41,000 -13.68% 16
Wales -33 28 £40,000 +6.67% 10
Northern Ireland +9 5 - - 1
Channel Islands +5 1 £65,000 -
Infrastructure Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 7 December 2019, 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 1,715 (98.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1,166 (66.70%) Windows
3 977 (55.89%) VMware
4 870 (49.77%) Microsoft
5 865 (49.49%) Active Directory
6 728 (41.65%) Windows Server
7 716 (40.96%) Azure
8 630 (36.04%) Office 365
9 608 (34.78%) VMware Infrastructure
10 431 (24.66%) Cisco
11 428 (24.49%) Firewall
12 425 (24.31%) Linux
13 422 (24.14%) Hyper-V
14 383 (21.91%) PowerShell
15 366 (20.94%) ITIL
16 347 (19.85%) DNS
17 340 (19.45%) SCCM
18 310 (17.73%) Windows Server 2012
19 306 (17.51%) MS Exchange
20 302 (17.28%) Citrix
21 292 (16.70%) AWS
22 277 (15.85%) DHCP
23 273 (15.62%) Data Centre
24 259 (14.82%) SAN
25 215 (12.30%) Agile Software Development
26 212 (12.13%) DevOps
27 210 (12.01%) Windows 10
28 209 (11.96%) WAN
29 206 (11.78%) Microsoft Certification
30 194 (11.10%) TCP/IP

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
1 306 (17.51%) MS Exchange
2 154 (8.81%) SharePoint
3 122 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2010
4 97 (5.55%) IIS
4 97 (5.55%) Skype for Business
5 81 (4.63%) Exchange Server 2013
6 17 (0.97%) SAS
7 15 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
8 14 (0.80%) Confluence
9 11 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
9 11 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
10 10 (0.57%) Apache
10 10 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
11 9 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
11 9 (0.51%) WebLogic
12 7 (0.40%) nginx
12 7 (0.40%) PowerExchange
13 4 (0.23%) CMS
13 4 (0.23%) Tomcat
13 4 (0.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 100 (5.72%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (0.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.34%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.057%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 8 (0.46%) Workfront
2 4 (0.23%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.057%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.057%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 716 (40.96%) Azure
2 630 (36.04%) Office 365
3 292 (16.70%) AWS
4 133 (7.61%) IaaS
5 112 (6.41%) SaaS
6 105 (6.01%) Azure Active Directory
7 85 (4.86%) PaaS
8 36 (2.06%) OneDrive
9 32 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
10 27 (1.54%) AWS CloudFormation
11 26 (1.49%) GCP
12 25 (1.43%) Serverless
13 22 (1.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 21 (1.20%) Azure Stack
15 20 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
16 19 (1.09%) AWS Lambda
17 18 (1.03%) Amazon ECS
18 17 (0.97%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 15 (0.86%) OpenShift
20 13 (0.74%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 428 (24.49%) Firewall
2 347 (19.85%) DNS
3 277 (15.85%) DHCP
4 259 (14.82%) SAN
5 209 (11.96%) WAN
6 194 (11.10%) TCP/IP
7 192 (10.98%) LAN
8 135 (7.72%) VPN
9 104 (5.95%) VLAN
10 94 (5.38%) NAS
11 88 (5.03%) Skype
12 82 (4.69%) Wireless
13 68 (3.89%) VoIP
14 67 (3.83%) Network Security
15 46 (2.63%) iSCSI
16 45 (2.57%) Remote Desktop
17 35 (2.00%) NetScaler
18 29 (1.66%) Fibre Channel
19 27 (1.54%) Unified Communications
20 26 (1.49%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 182 (10.41%) SQL Server
2 21 (1.20%) MySQL
3 19 (1.09%) Amazon RDS
4 15 (0.86%) Oracle Database
5 13 (0.74%) Big Data
5 13 (0.74%) MongoDB
6 10 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
7 8 (0.46%) Crystal Reports
7 8 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (0.46%) SQL Server 2016
8 7 (0.40%) NoSQL
8 7 (0.40%) PowerCenter
9 6 (0.34%) Power BI
9 6 (0.34%) Relational Database
10 5 (0.29%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (0.29%) SQL Server 2014
10 5 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (0.23%) Redis
12 3 (0.17%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 36 (2.06%) Jenkins
2 32 (1.83%) JIRA
3 30 (1.72%) Git (software)
4 23 (1.32%) Visual Studio
5 16 (0.92%) TestRail
5 16 (0.92%) Zephyr
6 14 (0.80%) Visual Studio Team System
7 13 (0.74%) Octopus Deploy
8 10 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (0.51%) TeamCity
10 8 (0.46%) GitLab
11 7 (0.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 7 (0.40%) Bitbucket
12 5 (0.29%) Sonatype Nexus
13 4 (0.23%) GCC
13 4 (0.23%) MSI
13 4 (0.23%) Vagrant
14 3 (0.17%) WinDbg
15 2 (0.11%) CircleCI
15 2 (0.11%) Gerrit
General
1 185 (10.58%) Finance
2 162 (9.27%) Public Sector
3 68 (3.89%) Telecoms
4 45 (2.57%) Marketing
4 45 (2.57%) Retail
5 31 (1.77%) Manufacturing
6 30 (1.72%) Aerospace
7 27 (1.54%) Electronics
8 22 (1.26%) Legal
9 14 (0.80%) Advertising
10 13 (0.74%) Banking
10 13 (0.74%) Fire and Rescue
11 11 (0.63%) Back Office
11 11 (0.63%) Law
12 9 (0.51%) Games
12 9 (0.51%) Police
12 9 (0.51%) Publishing
13 7 (0.40%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.23%) Military
15 3 (0.17%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (2.12%) Web Services
2 34 (1.95%) JSON
3 25 (1.43%) Middleware
4 14 (0.80%) .NET
5 13 (0.74%) Software Packaging
6 8 (0.46%) 802.1X
6 8 (0.46%) Elastic Stack
6 8 (0.46%) HTML
6 8 (0.46%) LDAP
7 7 (0.40%) YAML
8 5 (0.29%) RabbitMQ
9 4 (0.23%) CSS
9 4 (0.23%) CSS3
9 4 (0.23%) HTML5
9 4 (0.23%) Kafka
9 4 (0.23%) LAMP
10 3 (0.17%) .NET Framework
10 3 (0.17%) AngularJS
10 3 (0.17%) COM
10 3 (0.17%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 273 (15.62%) Data Centre
2 84 (4.81%) Analytical Skills
3 80 (4.58%) Management Information System
4 57 (3.26%) Public Cloud
5 56 (3.20%) Private Cloud
6 50 (2.86%) Clustering
7 41 (2.35%) Driving Licence
8 38 (2.17%) Hybrid Cloud
9 34 (1.95%) Self-Motivation
10 30 (1.72%) PKI
11 27 (1.54%) Replication
11 27 (1.54%) User Experience
12 24 (1.37%) Enterprise Storage
13 21 (1.20%) Fat Client
13 21 (1.20%) Thin Client
14 20 (1.14%) EMC VNX
15 19 (1.09%) Enterprise Cloud
16 13 (0.74%) CMDB
17 12 (0.69%) NHS
18 11 (0.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1,166 (66.70%) Windows
2 728 (41.65%) Windows Server
3 425 (24.31%) Linux
4 310 (17.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 210 (12.01%) Windows 10
6 183 (10.47%) Windows Server 2008
7 95 (5.43%) Unix
8 74 (4.23%) Windows 7
9 67 (3.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 64 (3.66%) Windows Server 2003
11 49 (2.80%) Windows 8
12 43 (2.46%) CentOS
13 28 (1.60%) Mac OS
13 28 (1.60%) Ubuntu
14 14 (0.80%) Solaris
15 12 (0.69%) Apple iOS
16 10 (0.57%) Android
16 10 (0.57%) Fedora
17 8 (0.46%) Debian
18 6 (0.34%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,715 (98.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 366 (20.94%) ITIL
3 215 (12.30%) Agile Software Development
4 212 (12.13%) DevOps
5 188 (10.76%) Mentoring
6 163 (9.32%) Problem-Solving
7 142 (8.12%) Migration
8 123 (7.04%) Cybersecurity
9 115 (6.58%) Configuration Management
9 115 (6.58%) Service Management
10 112 (6.41%) Change Management
11 111 (6.35%) Coaching
12 109 (6.24%) Disaster Recovery
13 85 (4.86%) Project Delivery
14 77 (4.41%) Service Delivery
15 68 (3.89%) Analytics
16 64 (3.66%) Continuous Improvement
16 64 (3.66%) Patch Management
17 60 (3.43%) High Availability
18 59 (3.38%) Digital Transformation Programme
Programming Languages
1 383 (21.91%) PowerShell
2 175 (10.01%) SQL
3 126 (7.21%) Python
4 102 (5.84%) Bash Shell
5 37 (2.12%) PHP
6 34 (1.95%) C
7 31 (1.77%) JavaScript
8 25 (1.43%) Ruby
8 25 (1.43%) Shell Script
9 23 (1.32%) Perl
10 21 (1.20%) VBScript
11 17 (0.97%) C#
12 15 (0.86%) Go
13 13 (0.74%) Java
14 9 (0.51%) C++
15 8 (0.46%) VB
16 7 (0.40%) Korn
17 6 (0.34%) T-SQL
18 3 (0.17%) PL/SQL
19 2 (0.11%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 206 (11.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 172 (9.84%) Security Cleared
3 132 (7.55%) MCSE
4 118 (6.75%) Cisco Certification
5 107 (6.12%) SC Cleared
6 97 (5.55%) MCSA
7 88 (5.03%) CCNA
8 69 (3.95%) DV Cleared
9 64 (3.66%) Degree
10 63 (3.60%) CCNP
11 45 (2.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 32 (1.83%) MCP
13 31 (1.77%) Citrix Certification
14 28 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
15 23 (1.32%) RHCE
16 20 (1.14%) CCA
17 8 (0.46%) AWS Certification
17 8 (0.46%) CCDP
17 8 (0.46%) MCITP
18 6 (0.34%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 113 (6.46%) SLA
2 43 (2.46%) PCI DSS
3 34 (1.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 24 (1.37%) COBIT
5 23 (1.32%) Cyber Essentials
6 18 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 13 (0.74%) GDPR
8 7 (0.40%) Data Quality
9 6 (0.34%) QA
10 3 (0.17%) DICOM
11 2 (0.11%) NCSC
11 2 (0.11%) NIST
11 2 (0.11%) RMADS
12 1 (0.057%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 1 (0.057%) GxP
12 1 (0.057%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.057%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.057%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 865 (49.49%) Active Directory
2 608 (34.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 422 (24.14%) Hyper-V
4 130 (7.44%) XenApp
5 120 (6.86%) vSphere
6 102 (5.84%) Docker
7 101 (5.78%) VMware ESXi
8 90 (5.15%) Virtual Machines
9 70 (4.00%) Virtual Servers
10 48 (2.75%) Microsoft App-V
11 45 (2.57%) XenDesktop
12 31 (1.77%) Firmware
13 22 (1.26%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 21 (1.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 21 (1.20%) Terminal Services
15 16 (0.92%) VMware NSX
16 15 (0.86%) Virtual Desktop
17 14 (0.80%) VMware Workstation
18 10 (0.57%) ISA Server
18 10 (0.57%) NFS
Systems Management
1 340 (19.45%) SCCM
2 110 (6.29%) WSUS
3 104 (5.95%) SCOM
4 92 (5.26%) Ansible
5 76 (4.35%) Kubernetes
6 73 (4.18%) Puppet
7 67 (3.83%) Terraform
8 61 (3.49%) SCOrch
9 52 (2.97%) Microsoft Intune
10 47 (2.69%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 43 (2.46%) Nagios
12 35 (2.00%) NetBackup
13 34 (1.95%) vCenter Server
14 27 (1.54%) Backup Exec
14 27 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
15 26 (1.49%) Nessus
16 23 (1.32%) SCVMM
16 23 (1.32%) vRealize
17 11 (0.63%) Jamf Pro
17 11 (0.63%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 977 (55.89%) VMware
2 870 (49.77%) Microsoft
3 431 (24.66%) Cisco
4 302 (17.28%) Citrix
5 143 (8.18%) HP
6 134 (7.67%) NetApp
7 120 (6.86%) Veeam
8 80 (4.58%) Dell
9 73 (4.18%) Red Hat
10 71 (4.06%) EMC
11 56 (3.20%) Palo Alto
11 56 (3.20%) SolarWinds
12 54 (3.09%) 3PAR
13 52 (2.97%) McAfee
14 49 (2.80%) Meraki
15 46 (2.63%) Oracle
16 42 (2.40%) Splunk
17 38 (2.17%) Juniper
18 35 (2.00%) CheckPoint
19 31 (1.77%) Avaya