Period
to 18 February 2018

The median annual salary for an Infrastructure Architect was £66,750 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 February 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
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 825 655 766
Rank change year-on-year -170 +111 -188
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 378 596 598
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.34% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.35% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 298 460 465
UK median annual salary £66,750 £70,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.64% +3.70% +3.85%
10th Percentile £50,875 £47,950 £48,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £97,750 £93,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,500 £64,750 £62,500
% change year-on-year -3.47% +3.60% +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 167,654 168,474 203,619
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.23% 96.47% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 137,274 139,969 170,246
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +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 18 February 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 18 February 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 -173 355 £66,000 -5.71% 62
UK excluding London -71 223 £62,500 -3.47% 48
London -132 139 £75,000 - 18
South East +14 108 £65,000 -3.70% 15
North of England -40 70 £62,500 - 13
Yorkshire -22 30 £62,500 - 8
North West -29 30 £60,000 +9.09% 3
East of England -15 16 £55,000 -24.14% 5
Midlands -9 12 £54,000 -10.00% 5
West Midlands +11 10 £54,000 -28.00% 3
North East -19 10 £63,750 -12.07% 2
Scotland -37 10 £58,750 -18.97% 4
South West -18 8 £52,655 +9.70% 6
East Midlands +10 2 £52,500 -12.50% 2
Wales +9 1 - -

Infrastructure Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 February 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.

1 148 (39.15%) Microsoft
2 145 (38.36%) VMware
3 134 (35.45%) Windows
4 133 (35.19%) Microsoft Azure
5 117 (30.95%) Finance
6 106 (28.04%) Data Centre
7 101 (26.72%) VMware Infrastructure
8 89 (23.54%) IT Strategy
9 87 (23.02%) Active Directory
10 81 (21.43%) Linux
11 77 (20.37%) WAN
12 67 (17.72%) LAN
12 67 (17.72%) SAN
12 67 (17.72%) Amazon AWS
13 66 (17.46%) IaaS
14 62 (16.40%) Windows Server
15 61 (16.14%) Cisco
16 60 (15.87%) Hyper-V
17 58 (15.34%) DevOps
18 56 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
19 49 (12.96%) PaaS
20 45 (11.90%) SQL Server
21 44 (11.64%) ITIL
21 44 (11.64%) DNS
21 44 (11.64%) Enterprise Architecture
22 42 (11.11%) TOGAF
23 37 (9.79%) Office 365
24 36 (9.52%) Firewall
25 35 (9.26%) Technical Architecture
25 35 (9.26%) Citrix

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 20 (5.29%) MS Exchange
2 12 (3.17%) SharePoint
3 10 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (2.12%) IIS
4 8 (2.12%) Oracle Service Bus
4 8 (2.12%) WebLogic
5 7 (1.85%) Confluence
6 6 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (1.32%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (1.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 5 (1.32%) Tomcat
8 4 (1.06%) Apache
8 4 (1.06%) Documentum
9 2 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.53%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.53%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.53%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.26%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.26%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.26%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 2 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (0.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 133 (35.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 67 (17.72%) Amazon AWS
3 66 (17.46%) IaaS
4 49 (12.96%) PaaS
5 37 (9.79%) Office 365
6 31 (8.20%) SaaS
7 11 (2.91%) IBM Cloud
8 10 (2.65%) Bluemix
9 8 (2.12%) GitHub
10 5 (1.32%) Dynamics 365
11 4 (1.06%) Akamai
11 4 (1.06%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 3 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
13 2 (0.53%) Google Cloud Platform
13 2 (0.53%) OneDrive
14 1 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
14 1 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
14 1 (0.26%) IBM PureFlex
14 1 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 77 (20.37%) WAN
2 67 (17.72%) LAN
2 67 (17.72%) SAN
3 44 (11.64%) DNS
4 36 (9.52%) Firewall
5 30 (7.94%) DHCP
6 16 (4.23%) Unified Communications
7 15 (3.97%) TCP/IP
8 12 (3.17%) VPN
9 11 (2.91%) Network Security
10 10 (2.65%) NetScaler
11 8 (2.12%) NAS
11 8 (2.12%) VoIP
12 7 (1.85%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (1.85%) DWDM
13 5 (1.32%) IP Telephony
14 4 (1.06%) VSAN
14 4 (1.06%) Wi-Fi
15 3 (0.79%) DMZ
15 3 (0.79%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (11.90%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.97%) Big Data
3 7 (1.85%) NoSQL
4 6 (1.59%) Apache Cassandra
4 6 (1.59%) Hadoop
4 6 (1.59%) MongoDB
5 5 (1.32%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (0.79%) Blockchain
7 3 (0.79%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.53%) MySQL
8 2 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.26%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.26%) EDRMS
9 1 (0.26%) OLTP
9 1 (0.26%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 14 (3.70%) Jenkins
2 9 (2.38%) Git (software)
3 8 (2.12%) JIRA
4 7 (1.85%) TeamCity
5 4 (1.06%) Selenium
6 2 (0.53%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.26%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.26%) Maven
7 1 (0.26%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.26%) Psake
7 1 (0.26%) Subversion
7 1 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.26%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 117 (30.95%) Finance
2 12 (3.17%) Banking
2 12 (3.17%) Retail
3 10 (2.65%) Games
3 10 (2.65%) Marketing
4 8 (2.12%) Back Office
5 5 (1.32%) Advertising
5 5 (1.32%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.06%) Law
6 4 (1.06%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.79%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.53%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.26%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.26%) Electronics
9 1 (0.26%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (8.20%) Middleware
2 14 (3.70%) Web Services
3 13 (3.44%) .NET
4 6 (1.59%) Elastic Stack
5 4 (1.06%) REST
5 4 (1.06%) SAP Basis
5 4 (1.06%) SOAP
6 2 (0.53%) EDI
6 2 (0.53%) J2EE
6 2 (0.53%) Kafka
6 2 (0.53%) Node.js
7 1 (0.26%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.26%) ASP.NET Core
7 1 (0.26%) Flash
7 1 (0.26%) Java EE
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 1 (0.26%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.26%) SAML
7 1 (0.26%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (0.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 106 (28.04%) Data Centre
2 25 (6.61%) Public Cloud
3 19 (5.03%) Hybrid Cloud
3 19 (5.03%) Private Cloud
4 16 (4.23%) Greenfield Project
5 15 (3.97%) Clustering
6 14 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (3.70%) Management Information System
7 12 (3.17%) Mainframe
8 11 (2.91%) Enterprise Cloud
9 8 (2.12%) IBM Mainframe
10 6 (1.59%) Replication
11 5 (1.32%) Enterprise Storage
12 4 (1.06%) Computer Science
12 4 (1.06%) Derivative
12 4 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (1.06%) Virtual Team
13 3 (0.79%) FMCG
13 3 (0.79%) NHS
13 3 (0.79%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 134 (35.45%) Windows
2 81 (21.43%) Linux
3 62 (16.40%) Windows Server
4 32 (8.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (6.35%) Unix
6 17 (4.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (2.91%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (1.85%) Solaris
8 7 (1.85%) Ubuntu
9 6 (1.59%) Mac OS
10 5 (1.32%) CentOS
11 4 (1.06%) Windows 10
11 4 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.79%) HPUX
12 3 (0.79%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.53%) AIX
13 2 (0.53%) Kali Linux
13 2 (0.53%) SUSE
13 2 (0.53%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.26%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (23.54%) IT Strategy
2 58 (15.34%) DevOps
3 56 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (11.64%) Enterprise Architecture
4 44 (11.64%) ITIL
5 42 (11.11%) TOGAF
6 35 (9.26%) Technical Architecture
7 32 (8.47%) Migration
7 32 (8.47%) Service Delivery
8 31 (8.20%) High Availability
9 26 (6.88%) Presales
9 26 (6.88%) Project Management
10 22 (5.82%) Open Source
10 22 (5.82%) Stakeholder Management
11 21 (5.56%) Configuration Management
11 21 (5.56%) Mentoring
12 20 (5.29%) Continuous Improvement
13 19 (5.03%) Strategic Thinking
14 18 (4.76%) Change Management
14 18 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 18 (4.76%) PowerShell
2 12 (3.17%) Java
3 11 (2.91%) SQL
4 10 (2.65%) C
4 10 (2.65%) Python
5 3 (0.79%) C#
6 2 (0.53%) Bourne shell
6 2 (0.53%) Go
6 2 (0.53%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.53%) Perl
6 2 (0.53%) Ruby
7 1 (0.26%) F#
Qualifications
1 25 (6.61%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (6.35%) Security Cleared
3 22 (5.82%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (5.56%) MCSE
5 17 (4.50%) CCNA
5 17 (4.50%) SC Cleared
6 13 (3.44%) Degree
7 6 (1.59%) MCSA
8 5 (1.32%) CCNP
9 4 (1.06%) CISSP
9 4 (1.06%) MCSD
10 3 (0.79%) CCIE
11 2 (0.53%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (0.53%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.53%) ISSAP
11 2 (0.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.53%) RHCE
11 2 (0.53%) RHCSA
11 2 (0.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.26%) CCIE Routing and Switching
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (1.85%) SLA
3 6 (1.59%) GDPR
3 6 (1.59%) QA
4 5 (1.32%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (1.06%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.79%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.26%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.26%) GCP
7 1 (0.26%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 101 (26.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 87 (23.02%) Active Directory
3 60 (15.87%) Hyper-V
4 31 (8.20%) vSphere
5 26 (6.88%) VMware ESXi
6 20 (5.29%) Virtual Servers
7 14 (3.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 10 (2.65%) NFS
8 10 (2.65%) VMware NSX
9 8 (2.12%) Virtual Machines
10 7 (1.85%) Docker
11 3 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.79%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.53%) Xen
12 2 (0.53%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.26%) LXC
13 1 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.26%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.26%) XenApp
13 1 (0.26%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 31 (8.20%) SCCM
2 23 (6.08%) SCOM
3 17 (4.50%) Puppet
4 16 (4.23%) Ansible
5 9 (2.38%) Microsoft Clustering
5 9 (2.38%) Terraform
6 8 (2.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 8 (2.12%) vCenter Server
7 5 (1.32%) Salt
7 5 (1.32%) ZABBIX
8 4 (1.06%) Kubernetes
9 3 (0.79%) Consul
9 3 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.79%) Packer
10 2 (0.53%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (0.53%) Nagios
10 2 (0.53%) Nessus
10 2 (0.53%) Nmap
10 2 (0.53%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.53%) yum
Vendors
1 148 (39.15%) Microsoft
2 145 (38.36%) VMware
3 61 (16.14%) Cisco
4 35 (9.26%) Citrix
5 32 (8.47%) HP
6 31 (8.20%) Oracle
7 20 (5.29%) NetApp
8 19 (5.03%) IBM
9 15 (3.97%) CommVault
9 15 (3.97%) Red Hat
10 14 (3.70%) Capita
11 13 (3.44%) Dell
11 13 (3.44%) F5
12 12 (3.17%) 3PAR
13 11 (2.91%) EMC
13 11 (2.91%) Veeam
14 10 (2.65%) Juniper
15 8 (2.12%) CheckPoint
15 8 (2.12%) EqualLogic
15 8 (2.12%) Intel