Period
to 21 August 2017

The median annual salary for an Infrastructure Architect was £69,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 August 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 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 656 623 577
Rank change year-on-year -33 -46 +25
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 591 766 989
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.39% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.40% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 462 611 795
UK median annual salary £69,000 £70,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.43% - +1.45%
10th Percentile £47,500 £51,250 £51,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £95,000 £97,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,500 £70,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year -10.71% +12.00% -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 168775 190147 210577
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.89% 96.49% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 136047 159941 173454
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 21 August 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 August 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 -30 545 £70,000 - 35
UK excluding London -30 306 £62,500 -10.71% 21
London +12 257 £72,500 +3.57% 15
North of England -54 96 £69,000 +6.15% 12
South East +31 69 £60,000 -14.29% 4
Midlands +18 57 £63,750 -8.93% 1
Yorkshire -25 57 £70,000 +7.69% 5
West Midlands -2 42 £70,000 +7.69% 1
East of England +18 36 £60,000 - 1
South West -35 30 £58,250 -22.33% 2
North West -27 29 £52,500 -32.26% 6
East Midlands +32 15 £42,500 -44.08%
Scotland -9 14 £70,000 +14.75% 1
North East +25 10 £69,000 +8.99% 1
Wales +17 4 £57,500 -23.33%

Infrastructure Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 230 (38.92%) VMware
2 222 (37.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 211 (35.70%) Microsoft
4 170 (28.76%) Windows
5 160 (27.07%) Amazon AWS
6 153 (25.89%) VMware Infrastructure
7 134 (22.67%) Active Directory
8 130 (22.00%) Finance
9 117 (19.80%) TOGAF
9 117 (19.80%) Linux
10 101 (17.09%) IaaS
11 97 (16.41%) SQL Server
11 97 (16.41%) Office 365
11 97 (16.41%) Enterprise Architecture
12 93 (15.74%) ITIL
13 92 (15.57%) SAN
14 91 (15.40%) Oracle
15 90 (15.23%) Cisco
15 90 (15.23%) Data Centre
16 88 (14.89%) IT Strategy
17 84 (14.21%) Agile Software Development
18 82 (13.87%) Presales
19 81 (13.71%) Hyper-V
20 80 (13.54%) Firewall
21 71 (12.01%) DevOps
22 70 (11.84%) Puppet
23 69 (11.68%) Stakeholder Management
24 66 (11.17%) Citrix
25 65 (11.00%) WAN
25 65 (11.00%) PaaS

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 32 (5.41%) SharePoint
2 29 (4.91%) MS Exchange
3 27 (4.57%) WebLogic
4 21 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2010
4 21 (3.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 20 (3.38%) Tomcat
6 18 (3.05%) Apache
7 17 (2.88%) Skype for Business
8 13 (2.20%) OpenStack
8 13 (2.20%) WebSphere
9 12 (2.03%) BizTalk Server
9 12 (2.03%) Documentum
10 11 (1.86%) JBoss
11 10 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2013
12 9 (1.52%) IIS
13 5 (0.85%) CloudStack
13 5 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
13 5 (0.85%) MQSeries
13 5 (0.85%) nginx
13 5 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 10 (1.69%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (2.03%) Oracle Retail
2 8 (1.35%) Oracle Financials
2 8 (1.35%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 7 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (1.02%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (1.02%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.68%) Oracle BPM
5 4 (0.68%) Oracle CRM
6 2 (0.34%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.17%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.17%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.17%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 222 (37.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 160 (27.07%) Amazon AWS
3 101 (17.09%) IaaS
4 97 (16.41%) Office 365
5 65 (11.00%) PaaS
6 49 (8.29%) SaaS
7 19 (3.21%) Cloud Computing
8 13 (2.20%) Azure Active Directory
9 12 (2.03%) GitHub
10 10 (1.69%) AWS CloudFormation
11 8 (1.35%) Google Cloud Platform
12 7 (1.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 4 (0.68%) Bluemix
13 4 (0.68%) IBM Cloud
14 3 (0.51%) SoftLayer
15 2 (0.34%) Akamai
15 2 (0.34%) Amazon S3
16 1 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
16 1 (0.17%) CloudFront
16 1 (0.17%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 92 (15.57%) SAN
2 80 (13.54%) Firewall
3 65 (11.00%) WAN
4 56 (9.48%) DNS
5 50 (8.46%) LAN
6 31 (5.25%) NAS
7 27 (4.57%) TCP/IP
8 23 (3.89%) VPN
9 20 (3.38%) DHCP
10 15 (2.54%) iSCSI
11 14 (2.37%) Internet
12 13 (2.20%) Remote Desktop
12 13 (2.20%) Unified Communications
12 13 (2.20%) VoIP
13 12 (2.03%) Cisco IOS
13 12 (2.03%) Cisco Nexus
13 12 (2.03%) Skype
14 11 (1.86%) DMZ
15 10 (1.69%) HTTP
15 10 (1.69%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (16.41%) SQL Server
2 29 (4.91%) Apache Cassandra
3 26 (4.40%) MongoDB
4 23 (3.89%) Data Warehouse
5 22 (3.72%) NoSQL
5 22 (3.72%) SQL Server 2008
6 18 (3.05%) Oracle Database
7 17 (2.88%) SQL Server 2012
8 13 (2.20%) RDBMS
8 13 (2.20%) Relational Database
9 12 (2.03%) Hadoop
9 12 (2.03%) MySQL
9 12 (2.03%) Oracle Reports
10 11 (1.86%) PostgreSQL
11 10 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
12 9 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
12 9 (1.52%) Redis
12 9 (1.52%) SQL Server 2016
13 7 (1.18%) Big Data
14 5 (0.85%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 42 (7.11%) Git (software)
2 29 (4.91%) Jenkins
3 12 (2.03%) Selenium
4 7 (1.18%) JIRA
5 6 (1.02%) Bitbucket
6 5 (0.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (0.51%) MSI
7 3 (0.51%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.34%) MorphX
9 1 (0.17%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (0.17%) Subversion
General
1 130 (22.00%) Finance
2 43 (7.28%) Retail
3 41 (6.94%) Banking
4 24 (4.06%) Marketing
5 17 (2.88%) Telecoms
6 16 (2.71%) Games
7 12 (2.03%) Law
8 6 (1.02%) Back Office
9 4 (0.68%) Legal
10 3 (0.51%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.34%) Advertising
11 2 (0.34%) Publishing
11 2 (0.34%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.17%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.17%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (10.15%) Web Services
2 44 (7.45%) Middleware
3 19 (3.21%) .NET
4 18 (3.05%) SAML
5 12 (2.03%) REST
5 12 (2.03%) SOAP
6 10 (1.69%) Elastic Stack
6 10 (1.69%) XMPP
7 7 (1.18%) Oracle Fusion
8 6 (1.02%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 5 (0.85%) LAMP
9 5 (0.85%) LAPP Stack
9 5 (0.85%) LEMP Stack
9 5 (0.85%) WebSphere MQ
10 4 (0.68%) ActiveMQ
10 4 (0.68%) EJB
10 4 (0.68%) EJB 3.0
10 4 (0.68%) JMS
10 4 (0.68%) MSMQ
10 4 (0.68%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 90 (15.23%) Data Centre
2 42 (7.11%) Management Information System
3 29 (4.91%) Hybrid Cloud
4 24 (4.06%) Public Cloud
5 22 (3.72%) PKI
6 20 (3.38%) Analytical Skills
6 20 (3.38%) Private Cloud
7 19 (3.21%) Clustering
8 17 (2.88%) FlexPod
9 10 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
9 10 (1.69%) User Experience
10 8 (1.35%) Computer Science
11 7 (1.18%) BYOD
11 7 (1.18%) Fintech
11 7 (1.18%) Linux Command Line
12 6 (1.02%) Enterprise Storage
12 6 (1.02%) Replication
13 5 (0.85%) Greenfield Project
13 5 (0.85%) Video Conferencing
14 4 (0.68%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 170 (28.76%) Windows
2 117 (19.80%) Linux
3 63 (10.66%) Windows Server
4 43 (7.28%) Unix
5 23 (3.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (3.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (2.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (2.20%) Windows 10
7 13 (2.20%) Windows 7
8 12 (2.03%) Solaris
9 10 (1.69%) CentOS
10 7 (1.18%) Debian
10 7 (1.18%) Mac OS
10 7 (1.18%) Ubuntu
11 6 (1.02%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.51%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.34%) HPUX
15 1 (0.17%) AIX
15 1 (0.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (19.80%) TOGAF
2 97 (16.41%) Enterprise Architecture
3 93 (15.74%) ITIL
4 88 (14.89%) IT Strategy
5 84 (14.21%) Agile Software Development
6 82 (13.87%) Presales
7 71 (12.01%) DevOps
8 69 (11.68%) Stakeholder Management
9 62 (10.49%) Migration
10 60 (10.15%) High Availability
11 51 (8.63%) E-Commerce
12 42 (7.11%) Technical Architecture
13 41 (6.94%) Load Balancing
14 40 (6.77%) SOA
15 34 (5.75%) Project Management
16 32 (5.41%) Information Security
16 32 (5.41%) Risk Management
17 31 (5.25%) Scrum
18 30 (5.08%) Business Intelligence
19 29 (4.91%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 60 (10.15%) SQL
2 28 (4.74%) PowerShell
3 22 (3.72%) Bash Shell
4 16 (2.71%) Python
5 11 (1.86%) Java
5 11 (1.86%) Perl
6 9 (1.52%) Shell Script
7 5 (0.85%) Ruby
8 4 (0.68%) AWK
9 3 (0.51%) C
9 3 (0.51%) C#
9 3 (0.51%) JavaScript
9 3 (0.51%) Korn
10 2 (0.34%) X++
Qualifications
1 38 (6.43%) Degree
2 37 (6.26%) Security Cleared
3 35 (5.92%) Cisco Certification
4 34 (5.75%) Microsoft Certification
5 33 (5.58%) MCSE
6 20 (3.38%) SC Cleared
7 19 (3.21%) CCNP
8 16 (2.71%) CCNA
8 16 (2.71%) ITIL Certification
9 13 (2.20%) CISSP
9 13 (2.20%) ISEB
10 10 (1.69%) CITP
10 10 (1.69%) MCITP
11 6 (1.02%) CCDP
11 6 (1.02%) MCSA
12 5 (0.85%) CCIE
12 5 (0.85%) DV Cleared
12 5 (0.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 4 (0.68%) AWS Certification
13 4 (0.68%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (4.40%) PCI DSS
2 15 (2.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (2.54%) SLA
3 12 (2.03%) Disclosure Scotland
4 10 (1.69%) ISO 9001
5 8 (1.35%) QA
6 5 (0.85%) GCP
7 4 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.51%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.34%) PMO
10 1 (0.17%) GDPR
System Software
1 153 (25.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 134 (22.67%) Active Directory
3 81 (13.71%) Hyper-V
4 37 (6.26%) vSphere
5 35 (5.92%) Docker
6 30 (5.08%) XenApp
7 21 (3.55%) VMware ESXi
8 19 (3.21%) XenDesktop
9 11 (1.86%) vCloud
9 11 (1.86%) Virtual Desktop
10 10 (1.69%) Oracle RAC
11 6 (1.02%) LXC
12 5 (0.85%) Varnish
13 3 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
14 2 (0.34%) BitLocker
14 2 (0.34%) NFS
14 2 (0.34%) Terminal Services
14 2 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
14 2 (0.34%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 70 (11.84%) Puppet
2 39 (6.60%) SCCM
3 25 (4.23%) Opscode Chef
4 24 (4.06%) ZABBIX
5 23 (3.89%) Ansible
6 17 (2.88%) SCOM
7 14 (2.37%) Kubernetes
8 13 (2.20%) Microsoft Clustering
9 11 (1.86%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 10 (1.69%) Microsoft Intune
10 10 (1.69%) SCSM
11 6 (1.02%) Consul
11 6 (1.02%) Grafana
11 6 (1.02%) Graphite
11 6 (1.02%) Graylog
11 6 (1.02%) Kibana
11 6 (1.02%) logstash
11 6 (1.02%) Packer
11 6 (1.02%) Rsyslog
11 6 (1.02%) Terraform
Vendors
1 230 (38.92%) VMware
2 211 (35.70%) Microsoft
3 91 (15.40%) Oracle
4 90 (15.23%) Cisco
5 66 (11.17%) Citrix
6 39 (6.60%) NetApp
7 26 (4.40%) EMC
7 26 (4.40%) F5
8 22 (3.72%) HP
9 20 (3.38%) Red Hat
10 19 (3.21%) Brocade
10 19 (3.21%) Google
11 17 (2.88%) Dell
12 16 (2.71%) IBM
12 16 (2.71%) SAP
13 14 (2.37%) SolarWinds
14 12 (2.03%) Pega
14 12 (2.03%) Rackspace
15 11 (1.86%) CA
16 10 (1.69%) BMC