Period
to 23 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Head of Infrastructure was £72,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

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

Head of Infrastructure
UK
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1058 1057 1060
Rank change year-on-year -1 +3 +97
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Infrastructure 118 136 199
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.068% 0.077% 0.096%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.070% 0.080% 0.099%
Number of salaries quoted 99 103 180
UK median annual salary £72,500 £87,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.67% +16.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £54,547 £66,250 £50,775
90th Percentile £100,000 £114,500 £126,625
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £86,000 £67,000
% change year-on-year -18.60% +28.36% -4.29%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 167,793 169,672 200,153
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.11% 96.47% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 136,587 141,257 167,368
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

Head of Infrastructure
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Head of Infrastructure in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Head of Infrastructure in the UK

Head of Infrastructure
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Head of Infrastructure.

Salary trend for Head of Infrastructure in the UK

Head of Infrastructure
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Head of Infrastructure over the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Head of Infrastructure in the UK

Head of Infrastructure
Top 12 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Head of Infrastructure within the UK over the 6 months to 23 January 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
England -23 113 £72,500 -16.67% 13
UK excluding London +16 83 £70,000 -18.60% 10
London -49 36 £80,000 -15.79% 3
East of England +18 22 £65,000 -38.10%
South East +23 18 £75,000 -5.96% 6
Midlands +20 15 £72,500 -14.71% 2
North West +7 14 £75,000 - 2
North of England -4 14 £75,000 -12.79% 2
East Midlands +25 12 £72,500 -3.33% 1
South West -1 10 £47,500 -40.63%
Scotland -38 4 £58,750 -
West Midlands -15 3 £72,500 -14.71% 1

Head of Infrastructure Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, Head of Infrastructure 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 featuring Head of Infrastructure in the job title.

1 44 (37.29%) Windows
2 40 (33.90%) Finance
3 39 (33.05%) VMware
4 36 (30.51%) ITIL
5 32 (27.12%) Linux
6 31 (26.27%) Data Centre
7 30 (25.42%) Firewall
8 24 (20.34%) Cisco
8 24 (20.34%) VMware Infrastructure
9 23 (19.49%) DevOps
9 23 (19.49%) Microsoft
10 19 (16.10%) Retail
10 19 (16.10%) Active Directory
10 19 (16.10%) Microsoft Azure
11 18 (15.25%) Stakeholder Management
11 18 (15.25%) Change Management
12 17 (14.41%) Amazon AWS
13 16 (13.56%) Degree
13 16 (13.56%) WAN
13 16 (13.56%) SQL Server
13 16 (13.56%) MS Exchange
13 16 (13.56%) VoIP
13 16 (13.56%) IT Strategy
14 15 (12.71%) LAN
14 15 (12.71%) High Availability
14 15 (12.71%) Office 365
15 14 (11.86%) Marketing
15 14 (11.86%) Business Continuity
15 14 (11.86%) Information Security
16 12 (10.17%) SLA

Head of Infrastructure Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 16 (13.56%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (3.39%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.39%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.69%) IIS
4 1 (0.85%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (1.69%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 19 (16.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (14.41%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (12.71%) Office 365
4 5 (4.24%) SaaS
5 4 (3.39%) IaaS
6 1 (0.85%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.85%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (25.42%) Firewall
2 16 (13.56%) VoIP
2 16 (13.56%) WAN
3 15 (12.71%) LAN
4 10 (8.47%) DNS
4 10 (8.47%) Unified Communications
5 9 (7.63%) SAN
6 8 (6.78%) TCP/IP
7 7 (5.93%) MPLS
7 7 (5.93%) VPN
7 7 (5.93%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (5.08%) DHCP
9 5 (4.24%) VLAN
10 4 (3.39%) NAS
11 3 (2.54%) Skype
11 3 (2.54%) SMTP
11 3 (2.54%) SNMP
11 3 (2.54%) VPLS
11 3 (2.54%) Wireless
12 2 (1.69%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.56%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.39%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.54%) NoSQL
3 3 (2.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.69%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (1.69%) JIRA
General
1 40 (33.90%) Finance
2 19 (16.10%) Retail
3 14 (11.86%) Marketing
4 8 (6.78%) Telecoms
5 5 (4.24%) Banking
6 3 (2.54%) Electronics
6 3 (2.54%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.85%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.69%) Web Services
2 1 (0.85%) .NET
2 1 (0.85%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.85%) jQuery
2 1 (0.85%) LDAP
2 1 (0.85%) React
2 1 (0.85%) Underscore.js
Miscellaneous
1 31 (26.27%) Data Centre
2 9 (7.63%) Private Cloud
3 7 (5.93%) NHS
4 6 (5.08%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.39%) Replication
6 3 (2.54%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.54%) Hedge funds
7 2 (1.69%) Fintech
8 1 (0.85%) Clustering
8 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (0.85%) Handset
8 1 (0.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 44 (37.29%) Windows
2 32 (27.12%) Linux
3 11 (9.32%) Windows Server
4 7 (5.93%) CentOS
5 5 (4.24%) Unix
5 5 (4.24%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (3.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (2.54%) Solaris
7 3 (2.54%) Windows 10
7 3 (2.54%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.69%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (30.51%) ITIL
2 23 (19.49%) DevOps
3 18 (15.25%) Change Management
3 18 (15.25%) Stakeholder Management
4 16 (13.56%) IT Strategy
5 15 (12.71%) High Availability
6 14 (11.86%) Business Continuity
6 14 (11.86%) Information Security
7 11 (9.32%) People Management
7 11 (9.32%) Service Delivery
7 11 (9.32%) Supplier Management
8 10 (8.47%) BCP
8 10 (8.47%) Capacity Planning
8 10 (8.47%) Line Management
9 9 (7.63%) Demand Management
9 9 (7.63%) E-Commerce
9 9 (7.63%) Infrastructure Monitoring
9 9 (7.63%) Project Management
9 9 (7.63%) Service Management
10 8 (6.78%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (7.63%) SQL
2 4 (3.39%) C
2 4 (3.39%) T-SQL
3 3 (2.54%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.85%) C#
4 1 (0.85%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.85%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 16 (13.56%) Degree
2 5 (4.24%) CCNA
2 5 (4.24%) CCNP
2 5 (4.24%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (4.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (2.54%) Master's Degree
3 3 (2.54%) MCP
3 3 (2.54%) MCSE
3 3 (2.54%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (2.54%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.69%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.85%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (10.17%) SLA
2 11 (9.32%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.69%) ISO 22301
4 2 (1.69%) PMO
4 2 (1.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 24 (20.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (16.10%) Active Directory
3 12 (10.17%) vSphere
4 7 (5.93%) Hyper-V
4 7 (5.93%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (3.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (1.69%) Docker
6 2 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.85%) NFS
7 1 (0.85%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (5.93%) SCCM
2 2 (1.69%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.85%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.85%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 39 (33.05%) VMware
2 24 (20.34%) Cisco
3 23 (19.49%) Microsoft
4 7 (5.93%) SAP
5 6 (5.08%) Capita
5 6 (5.08%) Citrix
6 5 (4.24%) Oracle
6 5 (4.24%) Veeam
7 4 (3.39%) Dell
7 4 (3.39%) EqualLogic
7 4 (3.39%) Fortinet
7 4 (3.39%) Meraki
7 4 (3.39%) Sybase
8 2 (1.69%) F5
8 2 (1.69%) Juniper
8 2 (1.69%) Sun
8 2 (1.69%) Symantec
9 1 (0.85%) 3PAR
9 1 (0.85%) Avaya
9 1 (0.85%) NetApp