Period
to 19 December 2018

The median annual salary for an Infrastructure Support Engineer was £38,500 in advertised job vacancies in the UK excluding London during the 6 months to 19 December 2018.

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

Infrastructure Support Engineer
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 681 688 684
Rank change year-on-year +7 -4 +70
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Support Engineer 194 234 277
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.22% 0.23% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.24% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 179 206 256
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,500 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £29,740 £26,250 £27,750
90th Percentile £72,312 £48,750 £45,000
UK median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,475
% change year-on-year +6.67% -2.53% +9.93%

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 85,113 97,693 104,157
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.38% 96.93% 97.04%
Number of salaries quoted 67,442 79,886 85,698
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%
10th Percentile £26,007 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +4.40%

Infrastructure Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Support Engineer in the UK excluding London

Infrastructure Support 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 Support Engineer in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Infrastructure Support Engineer in the UK excluding London

Infrastructure Support Engineer
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Support Engineer in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 19 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Infrastructure Support Engineer in the UK excluding London

Infrastructure Support 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 Support Engineer within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 19 December 2018. 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 +59 67 £49,482 +52.25% 6
South East -33 42 £36,250 -5.23% 2
East of England +37 41 £45,000 +2.86% 3
North West +46 36 £49,482 +60.92% 3
Midlands +28 29 £33,750 -3.57% 1
East Midlands +30 20 £33,750 -3.57%
North East +16 17 £72,312 +117.48%
Yorkshire +24 14 £37,500 +11.11% 3
South West +5 12 £35,000 +7.69% 6
West Midlands +16 9 £32,500 -4.41% 1
Scotland +1 3 - -
Wales +1 1 £30,600 +5.52%
Infrastructure Support Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2018, Infrastructure Support 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 Support Engineer in the job title.

1 169 (87.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 148 (76.29%) Windows
3 140 (72.16%) VMware
4 122 (62.89%) Active Directory
5 108 (55.67%) Windows Server
6 97 (50.00%) Microsoft
7 78 (40.21%) Windows Server 2012
8 63 (32.47%) Office 365
8 63 (32.47%) VMware Infrastructure
8 63 (32.47%) Windows Server 2008
8 63 (32.47%) Microsoft Azure
9 53 (27.32%) Linux
10 52 (26.80%) MS Exchange
11 50 (25.77%) PowerShell
12 45 (23.20%) Service Management
13 44 (22.68%) HP
13 44 (22.68%) Amazon AWS
14 43 (22.16%) Mentoring
15 42 (21.65%) Coaching
15 42 (21.65%) Problem-Solving
16 41 (21.13%) ITIL
17 40 (20.62%) Firewall
18 39 (20.10%) Windows Server 2003
18 39 (20.10%) Agile Software Development
19 37 (19.07%) Analytics
20 36 (18.56%) Hyper-V
21 35 (18.04%) TCP/IP
22 34 (17.53%) DNS
22 34 (17.53%) Cisco
22 34 (17.53%) SQL

Infrastructure Support 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 52 (26.80%) MS Exchange
2 24 (12.37%) Exchange Server 2013
3 17 (8.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (5.67%) Skype for Business
5 9 (4.64%) IIS
6 8 (4.12%) SharePoint
7 5 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (2.06%) Apache
8 4 (2.06%) Tomcat
9 3 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (1.55%) nginx
10 1 (0.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.52%) Confluence
10 1 (0.52%) OpenStack
Applications
1 23 (11.86%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) Magento
1 1 (0.52%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 63 (32.47%) Microsoft Azure
1 63 (32.47%) Office 365
2 44 (22.68%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (6.19%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (3.61%) GitHub
5 5 (2.58%) IaaS
5 5 (2.58%) SaaS
6 4 (2.06%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.03%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (20.62%) Firewall
2 35 (18.04%) TCP/IP
3 34 (17.53%) DNS
4 33 (17.01%) SAN
5 26 (13.40%) VPN
6 25 (12.89%) DHCP
7 24 (12.37%) LAN
8 19 (9.79%) Wireless
9 18 (9.28%) WAN
10 14 (7.22%) Skype
11 11 (5.67%) VLAN
12 10 (5.15%) VoIP
13 8 (4.12%) NAS
14 4 (2.06%) MPLS
14 4 (2.06%) NetScaler
14 4 (2.06%) SSL
14 4 (2.06%) Wi-Fi
14 4 (2.06%) WLAN
15 3 (1.55%) Cisco ASA
15 3 (1.55%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (14.43%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.70%) MySQL
3 7 (3.61%) MongoDB
4 6 (3.09%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.03%) Big Data
5 2 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.03%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (1.03%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 9 (4.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (4.12%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.55%) GitLab
3 3 (1.55%) Subversion
4 2 (1.03%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.52%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.52%) JIRA
5 1 (0.52%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.52%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 34 (17.53%) Finance
2 18 (9.28%) Telecoms
3 15 (7.73%) Marketing
4 11 (5.67%) Manufacturing
5 9 (4.64%) Electronics
5 9 (4.64%) Legal
6 2 (1.03%) Retail
7 1 (0.52%) Banking
7 1 (0.52%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.06%) .NET
1 4 (2.06%) Web Services
1 4 (2.06%) WSH
2 2 (1.03%) LDAP
2 2 (1.03%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (0.52%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (0.52%) PHP-FPM
Miscellaneous
1 32 (16.49%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (8.76%) Clustering
3 15 (7.73%) Hybrid Cloud
4 14 (7.22%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (4.12%) PKI
6 7 (3.61%) Data Centre
6 7 (3.61%) Public Cloud
6 7 (3.61%) Self-Motivation
7 6 (3.09%) EMC VNX
8 5 (2.58%) HP Storage
9 4 (2.06%) iPhone
10 3 (1.55%) Client/Server
10 3 (1.55%) Driving Licence
11 2 (1.03%) BYOD
11 2 (1.03%) Enterprise Storage
11 2 (1.03%) Private Cloud
11 2 (1.03%) Replication
12 1 (0.52%) Blackberry
12 1 (0.52%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 148 (76.29%) Windows
2 108 (55.67%) Windows Server
3 78 (40.21%) Windows Server 2012
4 63 (32.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 53 (27.32%) Linux
6 39 (20.10%) Windows Server 2003
7 33 (17.01%) Windows 10
8 28 (14.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 21 (10.82%) Windows 7
10 14 (7.22%) Windows 8
11 4 (2.06%) CentOS
12 2 (1.03%) Android
12 2 (1.03%) Ubuntu
12 2 (1.03%) Unix
12 2 (1.03%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.52%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (87.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 45 (23.20%) Service Management
3 43 (22.16%) Mentoring
4 42 (21.65%) Coaching
4 42 (21.65%) Problem-Solving
5 41 (21.13%) ITIL
6 39 (20.10%) Agile Software Development
7 37 (19.07%) Analytics
8 29 (14.95%) Server Management
9 26 (13.40%) Change Management
10 25 (12.89%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 24 (12.37%) DevOps
12 17 (8.76%) Load Balancing
13 9 (4.64%) Business Intelligence
13 9 (4.64%) Digital Marketing
13 9 (4.64%) Problem Management
13 9 (4.64%) Programme Management
14 8 (4.12%) Data Protection
14 8 (4.12%) Migration
14 8 (4.12%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 50 (25.77%) PowerShell
2 34 (17.53%) SQL
3 21 (10.82%) Bash Shell
4 5 (2.58%) C#
5 4 (2.06%) Python
5 4 (2.06%) VBScript
6 1 (0.52%) C
6 1 (0.52%) Java
6 1 (0.52%) PHP
Qualifications
1 20 (10.31%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (8.76%) Security Cleared
3 16 (8.25%) SC Cleared
4 13 (6.70%) Degree
5 10 (5.15%) CCNA
5 10 (5.15%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (3.09%) CCNP
6 6 (3.09%) MCSA
6 6 (3.09%) MCSE
7 5 (2.58%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.55%) MCITP
9 2 (1.03%) DBS Check
9 2 (1.03%) VCAP
9 2 (1.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.52%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.52%) CCA
10 1 (0.52%) CCAA
10 1 (0.52%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.52%) CompTIA Security+
10 1 (0.52%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.12%) SLA
2 2 (1.03%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 2 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.03%) QA
3 1 (0.52%) GDPR
System Software
1 122 (62.89%) Active Directory
2 63 (32.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (18.56%) Hyper-V
4 19 (9.79%) VMware ESXi
5 17 (8.76%) vSphere
6 15 (7.73%) Docker
7 5 (2.58%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (2.58%) XenApp
7 5 (2.58%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.03%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 2 (1.03%) LXC
8 2 (1.03%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.52%) vCloud
9 1 (0.52%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 18 (9.28%) SCCM
2 16 (8.25%) Puppet
3 13 (6.70%) Ansible
4 11 (5.67%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (5.67%) vCenter Server
5 7 (3.61%) Microsoft Clustering
6 6 (3.09%) Backup Exec
6 6 (3.09%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (2.06%) NetBackup
7 4 (2.06%) SCOM
7 4 (2.06%) WSUS
8 3 (1.55%) vMotion
9 2 (1.03%) AirWatch
9 2 (1.03%) HAProxy
9 2 (1.03%) Icinga
9 2 (1.03%) Kubernetes
9 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (1.03%) Terraform
9 2 (1.03%) WhatsUp Gold
9 2 (1.03%) yum
Vendors
1 140 (72.16%) VMware
2 97 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 44 (22.68%) HP
4 34 (17.53%) Cisco
5 32 (16.49%) Citrix
6 30 (15.46%) Red Hat
7 16 (8.25%) Veeam
8 10 (5.15%) SAP
9 9 (4.64%) Dell
9 9 (4.64%) McAfee
10 8 (4.12%) EMC
10 8 (4.12%) SonicWALL
11 7 (3.61%) 3PAR
11 7 (3.61%) Atlassian
12 6 (3.09%) Apple
12 6 (3.09%) Isilon
12 6 (3.09%) NetApp
13 5 (2.58%) Avaya
13 5 (2.58%) Mitel
14 4 (2.06%) Juniper