Period
to 16 January 2021

The median annual salary for an Infrastructure Architect was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 January 2021.

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
16 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 564 786 813
Rank change year-on-year +222 +27 +25
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 187 259 319
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.21% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.21% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 165 186 245
Median annual salary £80,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% +7.69% -3.70%
10th Percentile £52,500 £48,750 £50,925
90th Percentile £97,500 £92,500 £113,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year -14.81% +3.85% +7.44%

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 59,222 120,583 144,974
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.13% 95.60% 95.96%
Number of salaries quoted 48,138 97,595 117,341
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,250 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Infrastructure Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Architect in the UK

Infrastructure Architect
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Infrastructure Architect.

Salary trend for Infrastructure Architect in the UK

Infrastructure Architect
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Infrastructure Architect over the 6 months to 16 January 2021.

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 16 January 2021. 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 +236 182 £80,000 +14.29% 22
London +251 120 £85,000 - 9
UK excluding London +101 59 £57,500 -14.81% 16
South East +102 22 £70,000 - 5
North of England +79 18 £55,000 -8.33% 2
Work from Home -46 18 £85,000 -5.56% 3
East of England +112 9 £67,500 +12.50% 1
Midlands +70 9 £70,000 +3.70% 3
East Midlands +58 7 £70,000 +27.27% 1
Yorkshire +27 7 £55,000 +10.00% 1
North East - 6 £57,500 - 1
North West +78 5 £52,500 -19.23%
West Midlands +61 2 £58,900 -14.33% 2
South West +74 1 £55,000 -35.29% 1

Infrastructure Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 January 2021, 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 77 (41.18%) Azure
2 69 (36.90%) VMware
3 67 (35.83%) AWS
4 60 (32.09%) Microsoft
5 52 (27.81%) Windows
6 50 (26.74%) Active Directory
7 43 (22.99%) Migration
8 39 (20.86%) Firewall
9 38 (20.32%) Data Centre
10 34 (18.18%) Kubernetes
11 33 (17.65%) DevOps
11 33 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
12 32 (17.11%) Python
13 29 (15.51%) Agile Software Development
13 29 (15.51%) Office 365
13 29 (15.51%) Windows Server
14 27 (14.44%) PowerShell
14 27 (14.44%) ITIL
15 26 (13.90%) Finance
16 24 (12.83%) IT Strategy
17 23 (12.30%) Amazon RDS
18 22 (11.76%) vSphere
18 22 (11.76%) Citrix
18 22 (11.76%) Cisco
18 22 (11.76%) SAN
18 22 (11.76%) Project Delivery
19 19 (10.16%) AWS Certification
19 19 (10.16%) Docker
19 19 (10.16%) SCCM
19 19 (10.16%) Dell

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 11 (5.88%) SharePoint
2 7 (3.74%) OpenStack
3 6 (3.21%) IIS
4 2 (1.07%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.53%) Confluence
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.53%) Red Hat Fuse
5 1 (0.53%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.53%) MS Visio
1 1 (0.53%) Weka
Cloud Services
1 77 (41.18%) Azure
2 67 (35.83%) AWS
3 29 (15.51%) Office 365
4 18 (9.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 17 (9.09%) Amazon ELB
5 17 (9.09%) GCP
5 17 (9.09%) Route 53
6 16 (8.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 16 (8.56%) Amazon EC2
6 16 (8.56%) Amazon S3
6 16 (8.56%) AWS CloudTrail
7 13 (6.95%) Azure Active Directory
8 12 (6.42%) OpenShift
9 10 (5.35%) IaaS
10 7 (3.74%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (3.74%) PaaS
11 4 (2.14%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (2.14%) SaaS
12 2 (1.07%) Amazon EKS
12 2 (1.07%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 39 (20.86%) Firewall
2 22 (11.76%) SAN
3 14 (7.49%) VSAN
4 11 (5.88%) Wireless
5 10 (5.35%) DHCP
5 10 (5.35%) DNS
6 6 (3.21%) NetScaler
7 2 (1.07%) NAS
7 2 (1.07%) Skype
8 1 (0.53%) Internet
8 1 (0.53%) Network Security
8 1 (0.53%) OpenLDAP
8 1 (0.53%) SSL
8 1 (0.53%) VoIP
8 1 (0.53%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (12.30%) Amazon RDS
2 16 (8.56%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (2.67%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.60%) Azure SQL Database
4 3 (1.60%) MySQL
4 3 (1.60%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.07%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.53%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (0.53%) DataStax
6 1 (0.53%) Power BI
6 1 (0.53%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.53%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.53%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (4.28%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.14%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.60%) Bitbucket
3 3 (1.60%) GitLab
4 2 (1.07%) CircleCI
4 2 (1.07%) Spinnaker
5 1 (0.53%) JIRA
General
1 26 (13.90%) Finance
2 13 (6.95%) Public Sector
3 9 (4.81%) Telecoms
4 8 (4.28%) Law
5 3 (1.60%) Military
6 2 (1.07%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.07%) Banking
6 2 (1.07%) Retail
7 1 (0.53%) Games
7 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.60%) LDAP
2 2 (1.07%) Web Services
3 1 (0.53%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 38 (20.32%) Data Centre
2 18 (9.63%) Public Cloud
3 11 (5.88%) Hybrid Cloud
4 8 (4.28%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (3.74%) Private Cloud
6 5 (2.67%) Cloud Native
7 4 (2.14%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.60%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.60%) PKI
8 3 (1.60%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.53%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.53%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.53%) NHS
9 1 (0.53%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 52 (27.81%) Windows
2 29 (15.51%) Windows Server
3 16 (8.56%) Linux
4 14 (7.49%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (7.49%) Windows Server 2016
4 14 (7.49%) Windows Server 2019
5 5 (2.67%) Unix
5 5 (2.67%) Windows 10
6 4 (2.14%) VMS
7 2 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.53%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (22.99%) Migration
2 33 (17.65%) DevOps
3 29 (15.51%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (14.44%) ITIL
5 24 (12.83%) IT Strategy
6 22 (11.76%) Project Delivery
7 19 (10.16%) Problem-Solving
8 18 (9.63%) Requirements Gathering
9 17 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
9 17 (9.09%) TOGAF
10 16 (8.56%) Data Architecture
11 15 (8.02%) Enterprise Architecture
11 15 (8.02%) Fintech
12 14 (7.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 12 (6.42%) Presales
13 12 (6.42%) Project Management
13 12 (6.42%) Stakeholder Management
14 11 (5.88%) Architecture Roadmap
15 10 (5.35%) Technical Leadership
16 9 (4.81%) DevSecOps
Programming Languages
1 32 (17.11%) Python
2 27 (14.44%) PowerShell
3 17 (9.09%) SQL
4 3 (1.60%) VB
5 2 (1.07%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.07%) C#
5 2 (1.07%) C++
5 2 (1.07%) Go
5 2 (1.07%) Java
5 2 (1.07%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.07%) Ruby
6 1 (0.53%) C
Qualifications
1 19 (10.16%) AWS Certification
2 11 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (4.81%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (3.74%) CISSP
4 7 (3.74%) MCSE
4 7 (3.74%) Security Cleared
5 6 (3.21%) CCNA
6 4 (2.14%) SC Cleared
6 4 (2.14%) TOGAF Certification
7 3 (1.60%) Degree
7 3 (1.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (1.07%) CCNP
9 1 (0.53%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 1 (0.53%) CCA
9 1 (0.53%) CISM
9 1 (0.53%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.53%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.14%) QA
2 3 (1.60%) GDPR
3 1 (0.53%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.53%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 1 (0.53%) ISO 22301
3 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 50 (26.74%) Active Directory
2 33 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (11.76%) vSphere
4 19 (10.16%) Docker
5 18 (9.63%) XenApp
5 18 (9.63%) XenDesktop
6 16 (8.56%) VMware NSX
7 14 (7.49%) vCloud
8 11 (5.88%) Forefront TMG
8 11 (5.88%) ISA Server
9 6 (3.21%) Hyper-V
10 2 (1.07%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (1.07%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.53%) KVM
11 1 (0.53%) Lustre
11 1 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 34 (18.18%) Kubernetes
2 19 (10.16%) SCCM
3 17 (9.09%) vRealize
4 16 (8.56%) Ansible
5 15 (8.02%) vCenter Server
6 11 (5.88%) SCOM
6 11 (5.88%) Terraform
7 10 (5.35%) Microsoft Intune
8 6 (3.21%) SCOrch
8 6 (3.21%) Single Sign-On
9 4 (2.14%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (1.60%) Puppet
11 2 (1.07%) HAProxy
12 1 (0.53%) Mesos
12 1 (0.53%) OPNET
12 1 (0.53%) Salt
12 1 (0.53%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 69 (36.90%) VMware
2 60 (32.09%) Microsoft
3 22 (11.76%) Cisco
3 22 (11.76%) Citrix
4 19 (10.16%) Dell
5 15 (8.02%) Google
6 14 (7.49%) EMC
6 14 (7.49%) Fortinet
7 9 (4.81%) Red Hat
8 8 (4.28%) SolarWinds
9 5 (2.67%) HP
9 5 (2.67%) Oracle
10 4 (2.14%) Veeam
11 3 (1.60%) SaltStack
12 2 (1.07%) F5
12 2 (1.07%) IBM
12 2 (1.07%) Infoblox
12 2 (1.07%) Juniper
13 1 (0.53%) Okta