Period
to 21 October 2017

The median annual salary for an Infrastructure Architect was £69,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 October 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 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 660 604 610
Rank change year-on-year -56 +6 -38
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 577 778 891
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.41% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.42% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 469 619 701
UK median annual salary £69,000 £70,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.43% +3.70% +2.27%
10th Percentile £50,200 £55,000 £49,681
90th Percentile £87,500 £94,100 £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 166694 184283 211352
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.76% 96.44% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 133468 154425 175167
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,771 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £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 October 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 October 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 -63 533 £70,000 -3.45% 23
UK excluding London -56 326 £65,000 -7.14% 17
London -38 224 £72,500 - 9
North of England -34 104 £69,000 -1.43% 8
South East +9 94 £60,500 -13.57% 3
Midlands +25 53 £70,000 -3.45% 1
North West 0 46 £52,500 -19.23% 1
Yorkshire -45 46 £70,000 - 7
West Midlands +20 44 £70,000 +9.38% 1
East of England +27 35 £60,000 -17.24% 1
South West -48 22 £58,250 -24.84% 1
Scotland -19 14 £68,750 +14.58% 3
North East +26 12 £69,000 -4.83%
East Midlands +22 9 £58,750 -21.67%
Wales +24 4 £57,500 +4.55%

Infrastructure Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 221 (38.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 205 (35.53%) Microsoft
3 193 (33.45%) VMware
4 162 (28.08%) Windows
5 140 (24.26%) Finance
6 138 (23.92%) Amazon AWS
7 123 (21.32%) TOGAF
8 122 (21.14%) VMware Infrastructure
9 116 (20.10%) Active Directory
10 108 (18.72%) IaaS
11 107 (18.54%) Linux
12 99 (17.16%) Data Centre
12 99 (17.16%) Cisco
13 90 (15.60%) Enterprise Architecture
14 88 (15.25%) WAN
14 88 (15.25%) IT Strategy
15 86 (14.90%) Agile Software Development
16 84 (14.56%) Presales
17 83 (14.38%) DevOps
18 78 (13.52%) SAN
19 76 (13.17%) Office 365
20 75 (13.00%) Hyper-V
21 73 (12.65%) SQL Server
22 71 (12.31%) ITIL
23 70 (12.13%) Migration
24 67 (11.61%) Puppet
25 66 (11.44%) PaaS
26 65 (11.27%) Oracle
27 61 (10.57%) Stakeholder Management
27 61 (10.57%) Firewall

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 27 (4.68%) MS Exchange
2 23 (3.99%) WebLogic
3 22 (3.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 18 (3.12%) SharePoint
5 16 (2.77%) BizTalk Server
5 16 (2.77%) Exchange Server 2010
5 16 (2.77%) Skype for Business
5 16 (2.77%) Tomcat
6 15 (2.60%) Documentum
7 14 (2.43%) OpenStack
8 13 (2.25%) IIS
9 12 (2.08%) Apache
10 9 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2013
11 7 (1.21%) WebSphere
12 6 (1.04%) MQSeries
13 5 (0.87%) Cloud Foundry
13 5 (0.87%) CloudStack
13 5 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
13 5 (0.87%) nginx
14 4 (0.69%) GlassFish
Applications
1 13 (2.25%) MS Visio
2 4 (0.69%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (1.39%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.35%) Oracle CRM
2 2 (0.35%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.17%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 221 (38.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 138 (23.92%) Amazon AWS
3 108 (18.72%) IaaS
4 76 (13.17%) Office 365
5 66 (11.44%) PaaS
6 50 (8.67%) SaaS
7 15 (2.60%) GitHub
8 11 (1.91%) AWS CloudFormation
8 11 (1.91%) Google Cloud Platform
9 8 (1.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 7 (1.21%) Azure Active Directory
11 6 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (0.52%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.52%) Bluemix
12 3 (0.52%) IBM Cloud
13 2 (0.35%) Akamai
13 2 (0.35%) Oracle Service Cloud
13 2 (0.35%) SoftLayer
14 1 (0.17%) AWS OpsWorks
14 1 (0.17%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 88 (15.25%) WAN
2 78 (13.52%) SAN
3 61 (10.57%) Firewall
4 60 (10.40%) LAN
5 42 (7.28%) DNS
6 26 (4.51%) TCP/IP
6 26 (4.51%) VPN
7 24 (4.16%) Unified Communications
8 21 (3.64%) NAS
9 16 (2.77%) Network Security
10 14 (2.43%) Cisco IOS
10 14 (2.43%) iSCSI
10 14 (2.43%) VoIP
11 13 (2.25%) Cisco Nexus
11 13 (2.25%) DHCP
12 11 (1.91%) Skype
12 11 (1.91%) Wireless
13 10 (1.73%) Internet
13 10 (1.73%) Software-Defined Networking
14 9 (1.56%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (12.65%) SQL Server
2 30 (5.20%) Data Warehouse
3 22 (3.81%) Apache Cassandra
4 20 (3.47%) MongoDB
5 16 (2.77%) NoSQL
6 15 (2.60%) Oracle Reports
7 12 (2.08%) Hadoop
7 12 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
7 12 (2.08%) Relational Database
8 10 (1.73%) MySQL
8 10 (1.73%) RDBMS
9 9 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
10 8 (1.39%) Oracle Database
10 8 (1.39%) Redis
11 6 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
12 5 (0.87%) Big Data
12 5 (0.87%) MariaDB
13 4 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
14 3 (0.52%) SAP HANA
14 3 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 44 (7.63%) Git (software)
2 33 (5.72%) Jenkins
3 15 (2.60%) Selenium
4 7 (1.21%) JIRA
5 5 (0.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (0.69%) Bitbucket
7 3 (0.52%) GitLab
7 3 (0.52%) MSI
7 3 (0.52%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.35%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.17%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.17%) Psake
9 1 (0.17%) Subversion
9 1 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.17%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 140 (24.26%) Finance
2 45 (7.80%) Banking
3 20 (3.47%) Retail
4 18 (3.12%) Marketing
5 17 (2.95%) Games
5 17 (2.95%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.56%) Back Office
7 8 (1.39%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.21%) Advertising
9 3 (0.52%) Electronics
9 3 (0.52%) Law
10 2 (0.35%) Publishing
10 2 (0.35%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.17%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.17%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (9.36%) Web Services
2 36 (6.24%) Middleware
3 22 (3.81%) .NET
4 15 (2.60%) REST
4 15 (2.60%) SOAP
5 12 (2.08%) SAML
6 10 (1.73%) XMPP
7 6 (1.04%) LAMP
7 6 (1.04%) WebSphere MQ
8 5 (0.87%) Java EE
8 5 (0.87%) LAPP Stack
8 5 (0.87%) LEMP Stack
9 4 (0.69%) 802.1X
9 4 (0.69%) ActiveMQ
9 4 (0.69%) EJB 3.0
9 4 (0.69%) Elastic Stack
9 4 (0.69%) HornetQ
9 4 (0.69%) Java SE
9 4 (0.69%) JMS
9 4 (0.69%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 99 (17.16%) Data Centre
2 41 (7.11%) Management Information System
3 28 (4.85%) Public Cloud
4 25 (4.33%) Hybrid Cloud
5 21 (3.64%) Private Cloud
6 18 (3.12%) Clustering
6 18 (3.12%) PKI
7 17 (2.95%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
9 10 (1.73%) FlexPod
9 10 (1.73%) Replication
10 8 (1.39%) Computer Science
11 7 (1.21%) BYOD
11 7 (1.21%) User Experience
12 6 (1.04%) Mainframe
13 5 (0.87%) Cybercrime
13 5 (0.87%) Video Conferencing
14 4 (0.69%) Enterprise Cloud
14 4 (0.69%) Freedom of Information
14 4 (0.69%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 162 (28.08%) Windows
2 107 (18.54%) Linux
3 56 (9.71%) Windows Server
4 52 (9.01%) Unix
5 16 (2.77%) Windows 10
6 15 (2.60%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (2.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (2.43%) Windows 7
8 11 (1.91%) CentOS
8 11 (1.91%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (1.73%) Solaris
10 9 (1.56%) Mac OS
10 9 (1.56%) Ubuntu
11 8 (1.39%) Windows 8
12 6 (1.04%) Debian
13 5 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.52%) HPUX
15 2 (0.35%) AIX
15 2 (0.35%) Kali Linux
15 2 (0.35%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (21.32%) TOGAF
2 90 (15.60%) Enterprise Architecture
3 88 (15.25%) IT Strategy
4 86 (14.90%) Agile Software Development
5 84 (14.56%) Presales
6 83 (14.38%) DevOps
7 71 (12.31%) ITIL
8 70 (12.13%) Migration
9 61 (10.57%) Stakeholder Management
10 58 (10.05%) High Availability
11 45 (7.80%) SOA
12 38 (6.59%) Information Security
13 37 (6.41%) Analytics
14 36 (6.24%) Business Intelligence
15 35 (6.07%) Technical Architecture
16 34 (5.89%) Asset Management
16 34 (5.89%) Infrastructure Management
16 34 (5.89%) Load Balancing
16 34 (5.89%) Mentoring
17 32 (5.55%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (6.76%) SQL
2 21 (3.64%) PowerShell
3 18 (3.12%) Bash Shell
4 17 (2.95%) Python
5 15 (2.60%) Java
6 9 (1.56%) Perl
6 9 (1.56%) Shell Script
7 7 (1.21%) C
7 7 (1.21%) Ruby
8 4 (0.69%) AWK
8 4 (0.69%) Go
9 3 (0.52%) C++
9 3 (0.52%) Korn
10 1 (0.17%) C#
Qualifications
1 36 (6.24%) Security Cleared
2 33 (5.72%) Degree
3 32 (5.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 29 (5.03%) MCSE
5 27 (4.68%) Cisco Certification
6 17 (2.95%) SC Cleared
7 15 (2.60%) CCNA
7 15 (2.60%) CISSP
7 15 (2.60%) ITIL Certification
8 11 (1.91%) CCNP
8 11 (1.91%) CITP
9 10 (1.73%) ISEB
10 5 (0.87%) AWS Certification
10 5 (0.87%) MCSA
11 4 (0.69%) CCIE
11 4 (0.69%) DV Cleared
11 4 (0.69%) Master's Degree
12 3 (0.52%) ISSAP
12 3 (0.52%) MCITP
12 3 (0.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (4.16%) PCI DSS
2 20 (3.47%) SLA
3 15 (2.60%) Disclosure Scotland
4 14 (2.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (1.73%) ISO 9001
6 6 (1.04%) GCP
6 6 (1.04%) QA
7 4 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.52%) COBIT
8 3 (0.52%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.52%) GDPR
9 2 (0.35%) PMO
10 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 122 (21.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 116 (20.10%) Active Directory
3 75 (13.00%) Hyper-V
4 31 (5.37%) Docker
5 21 (3.64%) XenApp
6 20 (3.47%) vSphere
7 19 (3.29%) VMware ESXi
8 16 (2.77%) XenDesktop
9 7 (1.21%) Oracle RAC
9 7 (1.21%) Virtual Desktop
10 6 (1.04%) LXC
11 5 (0.87%) Microsoft App-V
11 5 (0.87%) Varnish
12 4 (0.69%) vCloud
12 4 (0.69%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.35%) BitLocker
13 2 (0.35%) DFS Replication
13 2 (0.35%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
13 2 (0.35%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 67 (11.61%) Puppet
2 31 (5.37%) SCCM
3 26 (4.51%) Ansible
4 25 (4.33%) Opscode Chef
4 25 (4.33%) ZABBIX
5 14 (2.43%) Kubernetes
5 14 (2.43%) SCOM
6 10 (1.73%) Microsoft Clustering
6 10 (1.73%) Microsoft Intune
7 6 (1.04%) Grafana
7 6 (1.04%) Graphite
7 6 (1.04%) Graylog
7 6 (1.04%) Kibana
7 6 (1.04%) logstash
7 6 (1.04%) Munin
8 5 (0.87%) HAProxy
9 4 (0.69%) Packer
9 4 (0.69%) Rsyslog
9 4 (0.69%) Terraform
9 4 (0.69%) yum
Vendors
1 205 (35.53%) Microsoft
2 193 (33.45%) VMware
3 99 (17.16%) Cisco
4 65 (11.27%) Oracle
5 53 (9.19%) Citrix
6 40 (6.93%) HP
7 32 (5.55%) NetApp
8 31 (5.37%) EMC
9 28 (4.85%) F5
10 27 (4.68%) Dell
11 22 (3.81%) SAP
12 19 (3.29%) Red Hat
13 16 (2.77%) Brocade
14 15 (2.60%) IBM
14 15 (2.60%) Pega
15 12 (2.08%) CheckPoint
16 11 (1.91%) EqualLogic
16 11 (1.91%) Google
17 10 (1.73%) BMC
17 10 (1.73%) Rackspace