Period
to 20 April 2018

The median annual salary for an Infrastructure Architect was £66,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 April 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 835 687 765
Rank change year-on-year -148 +78 -174
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 382 532 579
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.31% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.32% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 271 412 455
UK median annual salary £66,000 £72,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.97% +3.57% +7.69%
10th Percentile £50,000 £46,275 £46,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £90,850
UK excluding London median annual salary £64,750 £62,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +3.60% -3.85% +8.33%

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 171,222 166,598 197,717
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.46% 96.55% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 140,041 138,371 165,893
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +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 20 April 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 20 April 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 -124 364 £65,000 -10.34% 42
UK excluding London -15 241 £64,750 +3.60% 31
London -161 128 £75,000 - 13
South East +47 106 £65,000 - 9
North of England -12 72 £65,000 +8.33% 7
Yorkshire +9 35 £63,750 +2.00% 2
North West -13 28 £77,500 +40.91% 4
East of England -5 20 £60,000 -2.04% 5
Midlands -8 20 £50,000 +17.65% 3
West Midlands +2 18 £47,500 -20.83% 3
South West -31 17 £75,000 +56.25% 5
North East -20 9 £62,500 - 1
Scotland -44 7 £55,000 -24.14% 2
East Midlands -15 2 £52,500 +23.53%
Wales +4 1 - -

Infrastructure Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 168 (43.98%) Microsoft
2 158 (41.36%) VMware
3 131 (34.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 126 (32.98%) Windows
5 113 (29.58%) VMware Infrastructure
6 109 (28.53%) Data Centre
7 101 (26.44%) Active Directory
8 97 (25.39%) Finance
9 81 (21.20%) Amazon AWS
10 78 (20.42%) LAN
11 74 (19.37%) WAN
11 74 (19.37%) IaaS
12 73 (19.11%) IT Strategy
13 72 (18.85%) Linux
14 69 (18.06%) Cisco
15 63 (16.49%) SAN
16 62 (16.23%) Hyper-V
17 60 (15.71%) Windows Server
18 57 (14.92%) DNS
19 54 (14.14%) PaaS
20 53 (13.87%) ITIL
21 47 (12.30%) TOGAF
22 46 (12.04%) Firewall
22 46 (12.04%) DHCP
23 45 (11.78%) Agile Software Development
24 43 (11.26%) Office 365
25 42 (10.99%) VMware ESXi
25 42 (10.99%) Public Cloud
25 42 (10.99%) Migration
25 42 (10.99%) Enterprise Architecture

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 18 (4.71%) MS Exchange
2 17 (4.45%) Oracle Service Bus
3 10 (2.62%) Exchange Server 2013
3 10 (2.62%) IIS
4 9 (2.36%) SharePoint
5 6 (1.57%) Confluence
6 5 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (1.05%) Apache
7 4 (1.05%) JBoss
7 4 (1.05%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.79%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.52%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.26%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.26%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.26%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.26%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 7 (1.83%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 131 (34.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 81 (21.20%) Amazon AWS
3 74 (19.37%) IaaS
4 54 (14.14%) PaaS
5 43 (11.26%) Office 365
6 31 (8.12%) SaaS
7 24 (6.28%) IBM Cloud
8 20 (5.24%) Bluemix
9 11 (2.88%) Google Cloud Platform
10 10 (2.62%) Serverless
11 6 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (1.31%) Dynamics 365
12 5 (1.31%) GitHub
13 4 (1.05%) Akamai
13 4 (1.05%) Azure Active Directory
14 3 (0.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 2 (0.52%) Amazon S3
15 2 (0.52%) OneDrive
15 2 (0.52%) OpenShift
16 1 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 78 (20.42%) LAN
2 74 (19.37%) WAN
3 63 (16.49%) SAN
4 57 (14.92%) DNS
5 46 (12.04%) DHCP
5 46 (12.04%) Firewall
6 11 (2.88%) TCP/IP
7 10 (2.62%) NetScaler
7 10 (2.62%) Network Security
8 9 (2.36%) DMZ
8 9 (2.36%) DWDM
8 9 (2.36%) NAS
8 9 (2.36%) VPN
8 9 (2.36%) VSAN
9 8 (2.09%) VoIP
10 7 (1.83%) IP Telephony
10 7 (1.83%) Unified Communications
11 4 (1.05%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (0.79%) Skype
12 3 (0.79%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (9.42%) SQL Server
2 33 (8.64%) Big Data
3 7 (1.83%) NoSQL
4 6 (1.57%) Apache Cassandra
4 6 (1.57%) MongoDB
5 5 (1.31%) Hadoop
5 5 (1.31%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.05%) Blockchain
6 4 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.26%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.26%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.26%) MySQL
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.26%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.26%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 13 (3.40%) Jenkins
2 12 (3.14%) Git (software)
3 9 (2.36%) Visual Studio
3 9 (2.36%) Visual Studio Team System
4 6 (1.57%) JIRA
5 5 (1.31%) TeamCity
6 4 (1.05%) Maven
7 1 (0.26%) Subversion
General
1 97 (25.39%) Finance
2 26 (6.81%) Marketing
3 9 (2.36%) Retail
4 8 (2.09%) Games
5 7 (1.83%) Banking
6 5 (1.31%) Back Office
6 5 (1.31%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.31%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.05%) Electronics
7 4 (1.05%) Law
7 4 (1.05%) Local Government
7 4 (1.05%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.52%) Advertising
8 2 (0.52%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.26%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (10.21%) Middleware
2 11 (2.88%) .NET
3 10 (2.62%) Web Services
4 8 (2.09%) EDI
5 5 (1.31%) Elastic Stack
6 4 (1.05%) JSON
7 3 (0.79%) Node.js
7 3 (0.79%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (0.79%) SAP Basis
8 2 (0.52%) Kafka
9 1 (0.26%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 109 (28.53%) Data Centre
2 42 (10.99%) Public Cloud
3 27 (7.07%) Hybrid Cloud
4 26 (6.81%) Private Cloud
5 23 (6.02%) Self-Motivation
6 17 (4.45%) IBM Mainframe
6 17 (4.45%) Mainframe
7 14 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
7 14 (3.66%) Management Information System
8 13 (3.40%) Cloud Native
8 13 (3.40%) Greenfield Project
9 11 (2.88%) Clustering
10 8 (2.09%) Enterprise Cloud
10 8 (2.09%) Replication
11 7 (1.83%) Enterprise Storage
12 4 (1.05%) Bitcoin
12 4 (1.05%) Fat Client
12 4 (1.05%) Smartphone
12 4 (1.05%) Thin Client
12 4 (1.05%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 126 (32.98%) Windows
2 72 (18.85%) Linux
3 60 (15.71%) Windows Server
4 34 (8.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (2.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (2.62%) Unix
6 8 (2.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (1.83%) CentOS
8 6 (1.57%) Mac OS
8 6 (1.57%) Solaris
8 6 (1.57%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.52%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.52%) SUSE
9 2 (0.52%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.26%) AIX
10 1 (0.26%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.26%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (19.11%) IT Strategy
2 53 (13.87%) ITIL
3 47 (12.30%) TOGAF
4 45 (11.78%) Agile Software Development
5 42 (10.99%) Enterprise Architecture
5 42 (10.99%) Migration
6 40 (10.47%) DevOps
7 38 (9.95%) Service Delivery
8 35 (9.16%) Presales
9 32 (8.38%) Technical Architecture
10 29 (7.59%) Strategic Thinking
11 28 (7.33%) Disaster Recovery
12 27 (7.07%) High Availability
13 26 (6.81%) Problem-Solving
14 24 (6.28%) Analytics
14 24 (6.28%) Stakeholder Management
15 23 (6.02%) Continuous Improvement
15 23 (6.02%) Test Automation
16 19 (4.97%) Big Data Analytics
16 19 (4.97%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 32 (8.38%) PowerShell
2 15 (3.93%) SQL
3 14 (3.66%) Python
4 9 (2.36%) Java
5 5 (1.31%) C
6 4 (1.05%) C#
7 3 (0.79%) Go
8 2 (0.52%) Bourne shell
8 2 (0.52%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.26%) F#
9 1 (0.26%) Perl
9 1 (0.26%) PHP
9 1 (0.26%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 42 (10.99%) Security Cleared
2 33 (8.64%) SC Cleared
3 17 (4.45%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (4.19%) TOGAF Certification
5 15 (3.93%) CCNA
5 15 (3.93%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (3.66%) Degree
7 13 (3.40%) MCSE
8 5 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (1.05%) CCIE
9 4 (1.05%) DV Cleared
9 4 (1.05%) MCSA
10 3 (0.79%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (0.52%) CCNP
11 2 (0.52%) MCSD
12 1 (0.26%) CCDP
12 1 (0.26%) CCIE Routing and Switching
12 1 (0.26%) CISSP
12 1 (0.26%) JNCIE
12 1 (0.26%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (1.83%) QA
3 5 (1.31%) Cyber Essentials
3 5 (1.31%) GDPR
4 2 (0.52%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.26%) COBIT
5 1 (0.26%) ISO 22301
5 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.26%) SLA
System Software
1 113 (29.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 101 (26.44%) Active Directory
3 62 (16.23%) Hyper-V
4 42 (10.99%) VMware ESXi
5 40 (10.47%) vSphere
6 29 (7.59%) VMware NSX
7 22 (5.76%) Virtual Servers
8 19 (4.97%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 19 (4.97%) NFS
9 14 (3.66%) Docker
10 7 (1.83%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (1.05%) KVM
11 4 (1.05%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.52%) LXC
12 2 (0.52%) Xen
13 1 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.26%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.26%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 33 (8.64%) SCCM
2 23 (6.02%) SCOM
3 17 (4.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 17 (4.45%) vCenter Server
4 13 (3.40%) Ansible
5 9 (2.36%) Puppet
5 9 (2.36%) Terraform
6 8 (2.09%) Kubernetes
7 7 (1.83%) FortiGate
7 7 (1.83%) Microsoft Clustering
8 5 (1.31%) Salt
9 4 (1.05%) SCOrch
9 4 (1.05%) SCVMM
9 4 (1.05%) vRealize
10 2 (0.52%) Consul
10 2 (0.52%) Graylog
10 2 (0.52%) Kibana
10 2 (0.52%) logstash
10 2 (0.52%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 168 (43.98%) Microsoft
2 158 (41.36%) VMware
3 69 (18.06%) Cisco
4 38 (9.95%) Citrix
5 31 (8.12%) IBM
6 29 (7.59%) Oracle
7 28 (7.33%) HP
8 25 (6.54%) NetApp
9 22 (5.76%) CommVault
10 18 (4.71%) Veeam
11 17 (4.45%) Intel
12 15 (3.93%) Google
13 14 (3.66%) Capita
13 14 (3.66%) Juniper
14 12 (3.14%) F5
15 10 (2.62%) SAP
16 9 (2.36%) Dell
17 8 (2.09%) 3PAR
17 8 (2.09%) Atlassian
18 7 (1.83%) Red Hat