Period
to 21 June 2018

The median annual salary for an Infrastructure Architect was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 June 2018.

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

Infrastructure Architect
UK
6 months to
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 852 728 719
Rank change year-on-year -124 -9 -111
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 349 505 616
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.29% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.30% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 226 392 483
UK median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
10th Percentile £45,200 £46,250 £50,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% -3.85% +4.00%

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 166,189 166,064 194,291
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.33% 96.24% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 135,115 136,769 163,202
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%

Infrastructure Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Architect in the UK

Infrastructure Architect
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Infrastructure Architect in the UK

Infrastructure Architect
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Architect over the 6 months to 21 June 2018.

Salary histogram for Infrastructure Architect in the UK

Infrastructure Architect
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Architect within the UK over the 6 months to 21 June 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 -111 340 £70,000 - 46
UK excluding London -25 233 £65,000 +4.00% 33
South East +57 112 £70,000 +7.69% 14
London -134 110 £77,500 +6.90% 18
North of England -28 46 £65,000 - 11
East of England +3 30 £65,000 +11.11% 1
North West -1 26 £77,500 +40.91% 6
South West -9 23 £71,250 +38.35% 1
West Midlands +20 21 £54,000 -6.09% 1
Midlands +8 21 £54,000 +27.06% 1
Yorkshire -30 11 £65,000 -7.14% 3
North East -18 9 £62,500 -9.42% 2
Scotland -49 2 £62,500 -10.71% 5
Wales - 1 £50,000 -

Infrastructure Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 June 2018, Infrastructure Architect 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 Infrastructure Architect in the job title.

1 159 (45.56%) Microsoft
2 158 (45.27%) VMware
3 131 (37.54%) Microsoft Azure
4 121 (34.67%) Windows
5 112 (32.09%) VMware Infrastructure
6 110 (31.52%) Active Directory
7 105 (30.09%) Data Centre
8 92 (26.36%) Amazon AWS
9 81 (23.21%) Cisco
10 78 (22.35%) IaaS
11 70 (20.06%) LAN
12 68 (19.48%) Linux
13 63 (18.05%) Windows Server
14 62 (17.77%) WAN
15 61 (17.48%) DNS
16 59 (16.91%) Finance
17 58 (16.62%) PaaS
18 56 (16.05%) DHCP
18 56 (16.05%) SAN
19 55 (15.76%) ITIL
19 55 (15.76%) Security Cleared
20 54 (15.47%) Hyper-V
21 51 (14.61%) TOGAF
22 50 (14.33%) vSphere
23 49 (14.04%) Windows Server 2012
24 47 (13.47%) VMware ESXi
24 47 (13.47%) Firewall
24 47 (13.47%) IBM
25 45 (12.89%) SCCM
26 44 (12.61%) SC Cleared

Infrastructure Architect 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 18 (5.16%) Oracle Service Bus
2 17 (4.87%) MS Exchange
3 12 (3.44%) Exchange Server 2013
3 12 (3.44%) IIS
4 11 (3.15%) JBoss
4 11 (3.15%) OpenStack
5 10 (2.87%) SharePoint
6 9 (2.58%) Apache
6 9 (2.58%) Tomcat
7 6 (1.72%) WebLogic
8 5 (1.43%) Confluence
8 5 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (1.15%) Skype for Business
9 4 (1.15%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.57%) GlassFish
11 2 (0.57%) MQSeries
11 2 (0.57%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.29%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (2.29%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (1.72%) Oracle EBS R12
1 6 (1.72%) Oracle ERP
1 6 (1.72%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 131 (37.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 92 (26.36%) Amazon AWS
3 78 (22.35%) IaaS
4 58 (16.62%) PaaS
5 42 (12.03%) Office 365
6 38 (10.89%) SaaS
7 26 (7.45%) IBM Cloud
8 22 (6.30%) Google Cloud Platform
9 10 (2.87%) Serverless
10 6 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (1.72%) OneDrive
11 5 (1.43%) GitHub
12 4 (1.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 4 (1.15%) Azure Active Directory
13 3 (0.86%) Akamai
13 3 (0.86%) AWS CloudFormation
14 2 (0.57%) Dynamics 365
14 2 (0.57%) OpenShift
15 1 (0.29%) Amazon Glacier
15 1 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 70 (20.06%) LAN
2 62 (17.77%) WAN
3 61 (17.48%) DNS
4 56 (16.05%) DHCP
4 56 (16.05%) SAN
5 47 (13.47%) Firewall
6 18 (5.16%) VPN
7 15 (4.30%) VSAN
8 14 (4.01%) NetScaler
9 12 (3.44%) DWDM
10 11 (3.15%) TCP/IP
11 9 (2.58%) Network Security
11 9 (2.58%) Wireless
12 8 (2.29%) DMZ
12 8 (2.29%) Internet
13 6 (1.72%) NAS
13 6 (1.72%) Skype
14 5 (1.43%) IP Telephony
14 5 (1.43%) Reverse Proxy
14 5 (1.43%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (10.03%) Big Data
2 20 (5.73%) SQL Server
3 10 (2.87%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (2.58%) Blockchain
5 7 (2.01%) MongoDB
5 7 (2.01%) NoSQL
6 6 (1.72%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (1.43%) MySQL
7 5 (1.43%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.57%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.57%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.57%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.29%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.29%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.29%) OLTP
9 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 13 (3.72%) Jenkins
2 11 (3.15%) Git (software)
3 9 (2.58%) Maven
3 9 (2.58%) Visual Studio
3 9 (2.58%) Visual Studio Team System
4 5 (1.43%) JIRA
4 5 (1.43%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.57%) Subversion
General
1 59 (16.91%) Finance
2 25 (7.16%) Marketing
3 9 (2.58%) Banking
3 9 (2.58%) Games
4 7 (2.01%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.43%) Electronics
5 5 (1.43%) French Language
5 5 (1.43%) German Language
5 5 (1.43%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.43%) Swedish Language
5 5 (1.43%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.15%) Local Government
7 3 (0.86%) Retail
8 2 (0.57%) Law
9 1 (0.29%) Advertising
9 1 (0.29%) Front Office
9 1 (0.29%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (12.32%) Middleware
2 10 (2.87%) JSON
3 9 (2.58%) Web Services
4 8 (2.29%) EDI
4 8 (2.29%) RabbitMQ
5 5 (1.43%) .NET
5 5 (1.43%) ActiveMQ
5 5 (1.43%) Kafka
6 3 (0.86%) Node.js
7 2 (0.57%) EJB
7 2 (0.57%) EJB 3.0
7 2 (0.57%) Elastic Stack
7 2 (0.57%) HornetQ
7 2 (0.57%) Java EE
7 2 (0.57%) Java SE
7 2 (0.57%) JMS
7 2 (0.57%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (0.29%) CGI
8 1 (0.29%) Flash
8 1 (0.29%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 105 (30.09%) Data Centre
2 38 (10.89%) Public Cloud
3 30 (8.60%) Self-Motivation
4 29 (8.31%) Hybrid Cloud
5 23 (6.59%) Private Cloud
6 18 (5.16%) Analytical Skills
6 18 (5.16%) IBM Mainframe
6 18 (5.16%) Mainframe
7 13 (3.72%) Cloud Native
8 12 (3.44%) Replication
9 9 (2.58%) Bitcoin
9 9 (2.58%) Clustering
10 8 (2.29%) Enterprise Storage
11 7 (2.01%) Management Information System
12 5 (1.43%) Enterprise Cloud
13 4 (1.15%) Fat Client
13 4 (1.15%) Greenfield Project
13 4 (1.15%) Smartphone
13 4 (1.15%) Thin Client
14 3 (0.86%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 121 (34.67%) Windows
2 68 (19.48%) Linux
3 63 (18.05%) Windows Server
4 49 (14.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (4.01%) Unix
6 13 (3.72%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (3.15%) CentOS
8 10 (2.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (2.58%) Solaris
10 4 (1.15%) Windows 10
11 3 (0.86%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.86%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.57%) AIX
12 2 (0.57%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.29%) SUSE
13 1 (0.29%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.29%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (15.76%) ITIL
2 51 (14.61%) TOGAF
3 44 (12.61%) Migration
4 37 (10.60%) Service Delivery
5 34 (9.74%) Agile Software Development
5 34 (9.74%) IT Strategy
5 34 (9.74%) Stakeholder Management
6 32 (9.17%) Disaster Recovery
6 32 (9.17%) Enterprise Architecture
7 31 (8.88%) DevOps
8 30 (8.60%) Problem-Solving
9 27 (7.74%) Presales
10 26 (7.45%) Continuous Improvement
11 25 (7.16%) Analytics
11 25 (7.16%) Technical Architecture
12 24 (6.88%) Strategic Thinking
13 23 (6.59%) Test Automation
14 20 (5.73%) Big Data Analytics
14 20 (5.73%) Data Analytics
15 18 (5.16%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 36 (10.32%) PowerShell
2 23 (6.59%) SQL
3 17 (4.87%) Python
4 9 (2.58%) Java
5 5 (1.43%) C
6 4 (1.15%) Bash Shell
6 4 (1.15%) C#
7 3 (0.86%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.57%) AWK
8 2 (0.57%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.57%) PHP
8 2 (0.57%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.29%) Erlang
9 1 (0.29%) F#
9 1 (0.29%) Go
9 1 (0.29%) Perl
9 1 (0.29%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 55 (15.76%) Security Cleared
2 44 (12.61%) SC Cleared
3 21 (6.02%) TOGAF Certification
4 16 (4.58%) Degree
5 8 (2.29%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (1.72%) CCNA
6 6 (1.72%) DV Cleared
6 6 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (1.43%) MCSE
8 3 (0.86%) CCIE
8 3 (0.86%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.57%) AWS Certification
9 2 (0.57%) CCDP
9 2 (0.57%) CCENT
9 2 (0.57%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.29%) JNCIE
10 1 (0.29%) MCTS
10 1 (0.29%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (1.15%) QA
3 2 (0.57%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (0.57%) GDPR
4 1 (0.29%) COBIT
4 1 (0.29%) ISO 22301
4 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.29%) SEPA
4 1 (0.29%) SLA
System Software
1 112 (32.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 110 (31.52%) Active Directory
3 54 (15.47%) Hyper-V
4 50 (14.33%) vSphere
5 47 (13.47%) VMware ESXi
6 37 (10.60%) VMware NSX
7 30 (8.60%) Virtual Servers
8 27 (7.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 25 (7.16%) Docker
10 20 (5.73%) NFS
11 8 (2.29%) Virtual Desktop
12 4 (1.15%) KVM
13 3 (0.86%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 3 (0.86%) Microsoft App-V
14 2 (0.57%) LXC
14 2 (0.57%) VMware GSX
14 2 (0.57%) Xen
15 1 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
15 1 (0.29%) Varnish
15 1 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 45 (12.89%) SCCM
2 32 (9.17%) SCOM
3 18 (5.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 18 (5.16%) vCenter Server
4 14 (4.01%) Kubernetes
5 13 (3.72%) FortiGate
6 11 (3.15%) SCOrch
7 10 (2.87%) SCVMM
7 10 (2.87%) vRealize
8 7 (2.01%) Puppet
9 6 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (1.72%) Terraform
10 5 (1.43%) Ansible
11 4 (1.15%) Microsoft Intune
12 2 (0.57%) Grafana
12 2 (0.57%) Graphite
12 2 (0.57%) Graylog
12 2 (0.57%) Kibana
12 2 (0.57%) logstash
12 2 (0.57%) Salt
Vendors
1 159 (45.56%) Microsoft
2 158 (45.27%) VMware
3 81 (23.21%) Cisco
4 47 (13.47%) IBM
5 41 (11.75%) Oracle
6 31 (8.88%) Citrix
7 26 (7.45%) CommVault
7 26 (7.45%) Google
7 26 (7.45%) NetApp
8 25 (7.16%) HP
8 25 (7.16%) Juniper
9 21 (6.02%) Veeam
10 18 (5.16%) Intel
11 16 (4.58%) SAP
12 14 (4.01%) F5
13 13 (3.72%) Atlassian
13 13 (3.72%) EMC
14 8 (2.29%) Salesforce.com
15 7 (2.01%) Dell
15 7 (2.01%) LogRhythm