Period
to 23 October 2018

The median annual salary for an Infrastructure Architect was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 801 761 705
Rank change year-on-year -40 -56 +4
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 361 460 592
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.26% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.27% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 250 374 456
UK median annual salary £67,500 £67,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -3.57% +3.70%
10th Percentile £46,250 £50,075 £53,250
90th Percentile £112,625 £87,500 £93,188
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year +8.33% -11.11% +12.50%

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 158,028 168,578 183,103
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.91% 95.95% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 127,272 135,008 153,428
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 23 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Infrastructure Architect in the UK

Infrastructure Architect
Top 15 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 23 October 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 -35 343 £70,000 +3.70% 72
UK excluding London +1 232 £65,000 +8.33% 57
London -33 125 £90,000 +24.14% 24
South East +21 91 £65,000 +8.33% 17
East of England +42 45 £82,500 +37.50% 2
North of England -30 37 £52,500 -23.91% 14
South West +1 22 £67,500 +17.39% 7
Midlands +25 19 £65,000 +16.07% 8
West Midlands +50 18 £67,500 +18.94% 5
Scotland -1 17 £42,250 -37.41% 6
Yorkshire -6 17 £52,500 -25.00% 4
North West -28 13 £52,500 - 9
North East -20 7 £65,000 -5.80% 1
Wales +6 1 £50,000 -13.04% 2
East Midlands -8 1 £55,000 +29.41% 3

Infrastructure Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 164 (45.43%) Windows
2 160 (44.32%) Amazon AWS
3 158 (43.77%) VMware
4 154 (42.66%) Microsoft
5 150 (41.55%) Microsoft Azure
6 111 (30.75%) Linux
7 104 (28.81%) VMware Infrastructure
8 103 (28.53%) Active Directory
9 79 (21.88%) Office 365
10 77 (21.33%) Data Centre
11 75 (20.78%) IaaS
12 72 (19.94%) Finance
13 69 (19.11%) Windows Server 2012
14 62 (17.17%) PaaS
14 62 (17.17%) Hybrid Cloud
14 62 (17.17%) Cisco
15 55 (15.24%) Windows Server
16 54 (14.96%) vSphere
17 53 (14.68%) Migration
18 52 (14.40%) SaaS
19 51 (14.13%) WAN
20 50 (13.85%) SCCM
21 48 (13.30%) LAN
21 48 (13.30%) DNS
21 48 (13.30%) Disaster Recovery
22 44 (12.19%) IBM
23 42 (11.63%) VPN
23 42 (11.63%) ITIL
23 42 (11.63%) Firewall
24 40 (11.08%) TOGAF

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 33 (9.14%) OpenStack
2 21 (5.82%) JBoss
3 20 (5.54%) MS Exchange
4 18 (4.99%) WebLogic
5 17 (4.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 17 (4.71%) WebSphere
6 15 (4.16%) GlassFish
6 15 (4.16%) MQSeries
7 12 (3.32%) SharePoint
8 6 (1.66%) Tomcat
9 5 (1.39%) Apache
10 4 (1.11%) Skype for Business
11 3 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
12 2 (0.55%) IIS
12 2 (0.55%) WebSphere Application Server
13 1 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
13 1 (0.28%) IBM Connections
13 1 (0.28%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (1.11%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.39%) Oracle EBS R12
1 5 (1.39%) Oracle ERP
1 5 (1.39%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (0.55%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 160 (44.32%) Amazon AWS
2 150 (41.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 79 (21.88%) Office 365
4 75 (20.78%) IaaS
5 62 (17.17%) PaaS
6 52 (14.40%) SaaS
7 23 (6.37%) Google Cloud Platform
8 18 (4.99%) AWS CloudFormation
9 15 (4.16%) Serverless
10 10 (2.77%) GitHub
11 6 (1.66%) Azure Active Directory
12 5 (1.39%) Amazon EC2
12 5 (1.39%) Amazon S3
13 4 (1.11%) IBM Cloud
13 4 (1.11%) OneDrive
14 3 (0.83%) AWS CloudTrail
14 3 (0.83%) AWS Lambda
14 3 (0.83%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 2 (0.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 1 (0.28%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 51 (14.13%) WAN
2 48 (13.30%) DNS
2 48 (13.30%) LAN
3 42 (11.63%) Firewall
3 42 (11.63%) VPN
4 31 (8.59%) TCP/IP
5 29 (8.03%) SAN
6 27 (7.48%) DHCP
6 27 (7.48%) Internet
7 24 (6.65%) Reverse Proxy
8 20 (5.54%) VSAN
9 13 (3.60%) NetScaler
10 11 (3.05%) Wireless
11 7 (1.94%) NAS
12 6 (1.66%) FCoE
12 6 (1.66%) Fibre Channel
12 6 (1.66%) iSCSI
12 6 (1.66%) Multicast
12 6 (1.66%) Skype
13 5 (1.39%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (5.82%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.32%) Big Data
2 12 (3.32%) Relational Database
3 8 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (1.39%) Blockchain
5 4 (1.11%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (1.11%) MySQL
6 2 (0.55%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.55%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.28%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.28%) DB2
7 1 (0.28%) OLTP
7 1 (0.28%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 15 (4.16%) Jenkins
2 5 (1.39%) Maven
3 3 (0.83%) AdminStudio
3 3 (0.83%) InstallShield
4 2 (0.55%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.28%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.28%) Subversion
5 1 (0.28%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.28%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 72 (19.94%) Finance
2 29 (8.03%) Banking
3 20 (5.54%) Investment Banking
4 16 (4.43%) French Language
4 16 (4.43%) German Language
4 16 (4.43%) Swedish Language
5 9 (2.49%) Marketing
6 7 (1.94%) Advertising
6 7 (1.94%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.94%) Retail
6 7 (1.94%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.83%) Electronics
7 3 (0.83%) Games
7 3 (0.83%) Private Banking
7 3 (0.83%) Publishing
8 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.28%) Korean Language
8 1 (0.28%) Legal
8 1 (0.28%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (8.59%) Web Services
2 18 (4.99%) ActiveMQ
3 16 (4.43%) JSON
4 15 (4.16%) EJB
4 15 (4.16%) EJB 3.0
4 15 (4.16%) HornetQ
4 15 (4.16%) Java EE
4 15 (4.16%) Java SE
4 15 (4.16%) JMS
4 15 (4.16%) WebSphere MQ
5 9 (2.49%) Middleware
6 5 (1.39%) RabbitMQ
7 4 (1.11%) CGI
8 3 (0.83%) Kafka
8 3 (0.83%) LDAP
9 1 (0.28%) LAMP
9 1 (0.28%) SAML
9 1 (0.28%) ServiceStack
Miscellaneous
1 77 (21.33%) Data Centre
2 62 (17.17%) Hybrid Cloud
3 35 (9.70%) Public Cloud
4 34 (9.42%) Self-Motivation
5 27 (7.48%) Replication
6 24 (6.65%) Enterprise Cloud
7 15 (4.16%) Linux Command Line
8 13 (3.60%) Private Cloud
9 11 (3.05%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (2.22%) Computer Science
11 6 (1.66%) Clustering
11 6 (1.66%) NHS
12 5 (1.39%) Bitcoin
13 4 (1.11%) Blackberry
13 4 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (1.11%) Management Information System
14 3 (0.83%) New Media
14 3 (0.83%) W3C
15 2 (0.55%) Cloud Native
15 2 (0.55%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 164 (45.43%) Windows
2 111 (30.75%) Linux
3 69 (19.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 55 (15.24%) Windows Server
5 36 (9.97%) Unix
6 25 (6.93%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (4.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (3.60%) Windows 10
9 10 (2.77%) Solaris
9 10 (2.77%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (1.66%) CentOS
11 4 (1.11%) AIX
12 3 (0.83%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (14.68%) Migration
2 48 (13.30%) Disaster Recovery
3 42 (11.63%) ITIL
4 40 (11.08%) TOGAF
5 39 (10.80%) Presales
6 36 (9.97%) Enterprise Architecture
7 35 (9.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 35 (9.70%) IT Strategy
8 33 (9.14%) DevOps
9 31 (8.59%) Agile Software Development
10 28 (7.76%) Service Delivery
11 27 (7.48%) Problem-Solving
12 25 (6.93%) SOA
13 21 (5.82%) Stakeholder Management
14 19 (5.26%) Technical Architecture
15 17 (4.71%) Cybersecurity
15 17 (4.71%) Project Management
16 16 (4.43%) Deployment Automation
17 13 (3.60%) ITIL V3
17 13 (3.60%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 34 (9.42%) PowerShell
2 33 (9.14%) Python
3 22 (6.09%) SQL
4 20 (5.54%) Java
5 18 (4.99%) Bash Shell
6 17 (4.71%) Shell Script
7 13 (3.60%) AWK
8 2 (0.55%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.28%) Erlang
9 1 (0.28%) PHP
Qualifications
1 36 (9.97%) Security Cleared
2 33 (9.14%) AWS Certification
3 28 (7.76%) SC Cleared
4 23 (6.37%) Degree
5 20 (5.54%) Microsoft Certification
6 19 (5.26%) MCSE
7 11 (3.05%) TOGAF Certification
7 11 (3.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 10 (2.77%) MCITP
8 10 (2.77%) RHCE
9 8 (2.22%) Master's Degree
10 7 (1.94%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (1.94%) MCSA
11 6 (1.66%) Computer Science Degree
12 4 (1.11%) CCIE
12 4 (1.11%) DV Cleared
13 3 (0.83%) CCNA
14 2 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.55%) MCP
14 2 (0.55%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.11%) SLA
2 3 (0.83%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.55%) Government Security Classifications
3 2 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.55%) PMO
4 1 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.28%) IASME
4 1 (0.28%) QA
4 1 (0.28%) SEPA
System Software
1 104 (28.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 103 (28.53%) Active Directory
3 54 (14.96%) vSphere
4 39 (10.80%) Hyper-V
5 36 (9.97%) Docker
6 30 (8.31%) Virtual Servers
7 27 (7.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 23 (6.37%) VMware ESXi
9 19 (5.26%) VMware NSX
10 6 (1.66%) KVM
10 6 (1.66%) NFS
10 6 (1.66%) SRDF
10 6 (1.66%) Xen
11 5 (1.39%) Microsoft App-V
11 5 (1.39%) Virtual Desktop
12 3 (0.83%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 3 (0.83%) BitLocker
12 3 (0.83%) Ceph
13 2 (0.55%) VMware GSX
14 1 (0.28%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 50 (13.85%) SCCM
2 32 (8.86%) SCOM
3 20 (5.54%) Kubernetes
4 19 (5.26%) Puppet
5 18 (4.99%) Opscode Chef
5 18 (4.99%) vRealize
6 16 (4.43%) Ansible
6 16 (4.43%) SCOrch
6 16 (4.43%) SCVMM
7 5 (1.39%) FortiGate
8 4 (1.11%) Single Sign-On
8 4 (1.11%) Terraform
9 3 (0.83%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 3 (0.83%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (0.55%) Backup Exec
10 2 (0.55%) Failover Clustering
10 2 (0.55%) Grafana
10 2 (0.55%) Prometheus
11 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Clustering
11 1 (0.28%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 158 (43.77%) VMware
2 154 (42.66%) Microsoft
3 62 (17.17%) Cisco
4 44 (12.19%) IBM
5 37 (10.25%) Oracle
6 29 (8.03%) Google
7 27 (7.48%) EMC
8 25 (6.93%) Juniper
9 20 (5.54%) Citrix
10 19 (5.26%) SAP
11 16 (4.43%) NetApp
12 13 (3.60%) Red Hat
13 8 (2.22%) Intel
14 6 (1.66%) F5
14 6 (1.66%) HP
15 5 (1.39%) Atlassian
15 5 (1.39%) Hyperion
15 5 (1.39%) MuleSoft
15 5 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
15 5 (1.39%) Siebel