Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for an Infrastructure Architect was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 693 592 638
Rank change year-on-year -101 +46 -94
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 560 800 831
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.42% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.44% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 469 637 653
UK median annual salary £67,500 £72,500 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.90% +7.41% +3.85%
10th Percentile £51,250 £55,000 £49,681
90th Percentile £86,250 £95,000 £93,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £70,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year -7.14% +12.00% +4.17%

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 173309 182267 209632
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.79% 96.49% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 139088 152628 174119
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017. 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 -115 509 £68,500 -5.52% 39
UK excluding London -108 320 £65,000 -7.14% 30
London -64 212 £70,000 -6.67% 13
North of England -33 110 £69,000 +6.15% 10
South East -5 94 £60,000 -11.11% 9
Yorkshire -45 52 £70,000 - 5
Midlands +18 47 £70,000 -6.67% 3
North West +13 46 £57,500 +9.52% 4
West Midlands +22 39 £70,000 - 2
East of England -3 27 £60,000 -17.24% 1
Scotland -21 21 £57,500 -4.17% 4
South West -41 17 £57,500 -28.13% 3
North East +17 12 £69,000 -4.83% 1
East Midlands +17 8 £60,000 -20.00% 1
Wales - 4 £57,500 -

Infrastructure Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, Infrastructure Architect job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Infrastructure Architect in the job title.

1 205 (36.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 200 (35.71%) Microsoft
3 171 (30.54%) VMware
4 163 (29.11%) Finance
5 159 (28.39%) Windows
6 121 (21.61%) Amazon AWS
7 112 (20.00%) TOGAF
8 108 (19.29%) IT Strategy
9 106 (18.93%) VMware Infrastructure
10 101 (18.04%) Active Directory
11 99 (17.68%) IaaS
12 95 (16.96%) Linux
13 93 (16.61%) Data Centre
14 91 (16.25%) Agile Software Development
15 90 (16.07%) WAN
16 89 (15.89%) Cisco
16 89 (15.89%) DevOps
17 84 (15.00%) Presales
18 82 (14.64%) Office 365
18 82 (14.64%) Enterprise Architecture
19 71 (12.68%) Migration
20 69 (12.32%) SQL Server
20 69 (12.32%) Hyper-V
21 64 (11.43%) PaaS
21 64 (11.43%) ITIL
22 63 (11.25%) Windows Server
23 62 (11.07%) LAN
24 61 (10.89%) SAN
25 57 (10.18%) Firewall
26 56 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management

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 31 (5.54%) MS Exchange
2 18 (3.21%) WebLogic
3 16 (2.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 15 (2.68%) BizTalk Server
4 15 (2.68%) Tomcat
5 14 (2.50%) Documentum
5 14 (2.50%) IIS
5 14 (2.50%) Skype for Business
6 13 (2.32%) Exchange Server 2010
7 12 (2.14%) SharePoint
8 11 (1.96%) Apache
9 10 (1.79%) OpenStack
10 9 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2013
11 5 (0.89%) Cloud Foundry
11 5 (0.89%) CloudStack
11 5 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
11 5 (0.89%) nginx
12 3 (0.54%) CMS
12 3 (0.54%) Confluence
12 3 (0.54%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (2.32%) MS Visio
2 6 (1.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.54%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (1.25%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.36%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.18%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 205 (36.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 121 (21.61%) Amazon AWS
3 99 (17.68%) IaaS
4 82 (14.64%) Office 365
5 64 (11.43%) PaaS
6 49 (8.75%) SaaS
7 14 (2.50%) GitHub
8 11 (1.96%) Google Cloud Platform
9 7 (1.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 7 (1.25%) AWS CloudFormation
9 7 (1.25%) Azure Active Directory
10 6 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.36%) Akamai
11 2 (0.36%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.36%) Oracle Service Cloud
12 1 (0.18%) Bluemix
12 1 (0.18%) IBM Cloud
12 1 (0.18%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.18%) Slack
12 1 (0.18%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 90 (16.07%) WAN
2 62 (11.07%) LAN
3 61 (10.89%) SAN
4 57 (10.18%) Firewall
5 34 (6.07%) DNS
6 27 (4.82%) Unified Communications
7 24 (4.29%) VPN
8 23 (4.11%) TCP/IP
9 18 (3.21%) Network Security
10 16 (2.86%) VoIP
11 14 (2.50%) NAS
12 13 (2.32%) Wireless
13 12 (2.14%) Cisco ASA
13 12 (2.14%) Cisco IOS
14 11 (1.96%) Cisco Nexus
14 11 (1.96%) DHCP
14 11 (1.96%) Wi-Fi
15 10 (1.79%) Skype
16 9 (1.61%) Remote Desktop
16 9 (1.61%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (12.32%) SQL Server
2 30 (5.36%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (2.50%) Oracle Reports
4 12 (2.14%) Hadoop
4 12 (2.14%) MongoDB
5 11 (1.96%) Apache Cassandra
5 11 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
6 9 (1.61%) MySQL
7 8 (1.43%) Redis
7 8 (1.43%) Relational Database
8 7 (1.25%) NoSQL
9 6 (1.07%) RDBMS
9 6 (1.07%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (0.89%) Big Data
10 5 (0.89%) MariaDB
10 5 (0.89%) Oracle Database
10 5 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (0.54%) Blockchain
11 3 (0.54%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (0.54%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 35 (6.25%) Git (software)
2 33 (5.89%) Jenkins
3 14 (2.50%) Selenium
4 6 (1.07%) JIRA
5 5 (0.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (0.54%) Bitbucket
6 3 (0.54%) GitLab
6 3 (0.54%) MSI
6 3 (0.54%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.36%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.18%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.18%) Psake
8 1 (0.18%) Subversion
8 1 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.18%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 163 (29.11%) Finance
2 40 (7.14%) Banking
3 19 (3.39%) Retail
4 13 (2.32%) Telecoms
5 12 (2.14%) Marketing
6 11 (1.96%) Manufacturing
7 10 (1.79%) Back Office
8 8 (1.43%) Games
9 7 (1.25%) Advertising
10 3 (0.54%) Electronics
11 2 (0.36%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.36%) Law
12 1 (0.18%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (7.50%) Web Services
2 32 (5.71%) Middleware
3 21 (3.75%) .NET
4 14 (2.50%) REST
4 14 (2.50%) SOAP
5 10 (1.79%) SAML
6 8 (1.43%) XMPP
7 6 (1.07%) LAMP
8 5 (0.89%) LAPP Stack
8 5 (0.89%) LEMP Stack
8 5 (0.89%) SAP Basis
9 4 (0.71%) Elastic Stack
9 4 (0.71%) J2EE
9 4 (0.71%) MSMQ
10 3 (0.54%) 802.1X
10 3 (0.54%) Oracle GoldenGate
10 3 (0.54%) RabbitMQ
11 2 (0.36%) CSS3
11 2 (0.36%) EDI
11 2 (0.36%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 93 (16.61%) Data Centre
2 47 (8.39%) Management Information System
3 33 (5.89%) Public Cloud
4 26 (4.64%) Hybrid Cloud
5 25 (4.46%) Private Cloud
6 15 (2.68%) Analytical Skills
6 15 (2.68%) PKI
7 13 (2.32%) Clustering
8 12 (2.14%) Greenfield Project
9 11 (1.96%) Enterprise Cloud
10 10 (1.79%) Replication
11 9 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (1.25%) BYOD
13 6 (1.07%) Computer Science
13 6 (1.07%) FlexPod
13 6 (1.07%) Mainframe
13 6 (1.07%) Taxonomies
13 6 (1.07%) User Experience
14 5 (0.89%) Freedom of Information
15 4 (0.71%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 159 (28.39%) Windows
2 95 (16.96%) Linux
3 63 (11.25%) Windows Server
4 39 (6.96%) Unix
5 16 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (2.68%) Windows 10
7 14 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (2.14%) Mac OS
9 10 (1.79%) CentOS
9 10 (1.79%) Ubuntu
9 10 (1.79%) Windows 7
9 10 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (1.25%) Windows 8
11 6 (1.07%) Debian
11 6 (1.07%) Solaris
11 6 (1.07%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.54%) HPUX
13 2 (0.36%) AIX
13 2 (0.36%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (20.00%) TOGAF
2 108 (19.29%) IT Strategy
3 91 (16.25%) Agile Software Development
4 89 (15.89%) DevOps
5 84 (15.00%) Presales
6 82 (14.64%) Enterprise Architecture
7 71 (12.68%) Migration
8 64 (11.43%) ITIL
9 56 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 52 (9.29%) High Availability
11 48 (8.57%) Technical Architecture
12 37 (6.61%) Project Management
13 36 (6.43%) Analytics
14 35 (6.25%) Asset Management
14 35 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
14 35 (6.25%) SOA
15 34 (6.07%) Information Security
15 34 (6.07%) Infrastructure Management
15 34 (6.07%) Mentoring
15 34 (6.07%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 29 (5.18%) SQL
2 18 (3.21%) Python
3 16 (2.86%) PowerShell
4 13 (2.32%) Bash Shell
4 13 (2.32%) Java
5 8 (1.43%) Perl
6 7 (1.25%) Ruby
7 6 (1.07%) C
8 5 (0.89%) Go
9 3 (0.54%) C++
9 3 (0.54%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.36%) Korn
11 1 (0.18%) Bourne shell
11 1 (0.18%) C#
Qualifications
1 33 (5.89%) Microsoft Certification
1 33 (5.89%) Security Cleared
2 28 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (5.00%) MCSE
3 25 (4.46%) Degree
4 20 (3.57%) CCNA
5 17 (3.04%) SC Cleared
6 13 (2.32%) ITIL Certification
7 12 (2.14%) CISSP
8 11 (1.96%) CITP
9 8 (1.43%) MCSA
10 6 (1.07%) CCNP
11 5 (0.89%) MCSD
12 4 (0.71%) CCIE
13 3 (0.54%) CCDE
13 3 (0.54%) ISEB
13 3 (0.54%) ISSAP
13 3 (0.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 2 (0.36%) DV Cleared
14 2 (0.36%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.57%) SLA
2 14 (2.50%) Disclosure Scotland
2 14 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (2.50%) PCI DSS
3 10 (1.79%) ISO 9001
4 6 (1.07%) GCP
4 6 (1.07%) QA
5 4 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.54%) COBIT
6 3 (0.54%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.36%) GDPR
8 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.18%) MiFID
8 1 (0.18%) PMO
System Software
1 106 (18.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 101 (18.04%) Active Directory
3 69 (12.32%) Hyper-V
4 24 (4.29%) Docker
5 18 (3.21%) XenApp
6 15 (2.68%) vSphere
7 14 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
8 11 (1.96%) XenDesktop
9 6 (1.07%) LXC
9 6 (1.07%) Virtual Desktop
10 5 (0.89%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (0.89%) Varnish
11 4 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
12 3 (0.54%) Terminal Services
12 3 (0.54%) vCloud
12 3 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
13 2 (0.36%) BitLocker
13 2 (0.36%) DFS Replication
13 2 (0.36%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 55 (9.82%) Puppet
2 32 (5.71%) SCCM
3 29 (5.18%) Ansible
4 23 (4.11%) ZABBIX
5 22 (3.93%) Opscode Chef
6 12 (2.14%) SCOM
7 11 (1.96%) Kubernetes
8 10 (1.79%) Microsoft Intune
9 6 (1.07%) Grafana
9 6 (1.07%) Graphite
9 6 (1.07%) Graylog
9 6 (1.07%) Kibana
9 6 (1.07%) logstash
9 6 (1.07%) Munin
10 5 (0.89%) HAProxy
11 4 (0.71%) Microsoft Clustering
11 4 (0.71%) Terraform
12 3 (0.54%) Consul
12 3 (0.54%) Marathon
12 3 (0.54%) rkt
Vendors
1 200 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 171 (30.54%) VMware
3 89 (15.89%) Cisco
4 47 (8.39%) Citrix
5 46 (8.21%) Oracle
6 40 (7.14%) HP
7 27 (4.82%) EMC
8 24 (4.29%) NetApp
8 24 (4.29%) SAP
9 20 (3.57%) Dell
10 19 (3.39%) F5
11 17 (3.04%) Red Hat
12 16 (2.86%) Capita
13 15 (2.68%) CheckPoint
14 14 (2.50%) Pega
15 12 (2.14%) 3PAR
15 12 (2.14%) EqualLogic
15 12 (2.14%) IBM
16 10 (1.79%) Google
17 9 (1.61%) BMC