Period
to 15 December 2018

The median annual salary for an Infrastructure Architect was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 15 December 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
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 794 826 696
Rank change year-on-year +32 -130 +50
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 345 412 601
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.23% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.24% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 245 349 457
UK median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.85% -7.14% +4.48%
10th Percentile £49,250 £51,050 £51,250
90th Percentile £115,000 £92,500 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% -7.69% +7.00%

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 151,510 172,360 178,969
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.84% 96.05% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 121,415 138,723 149,394
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.03%

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 15 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Infrastructure Architect in the UK

Infrastructure Architect
Top 14 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 15 December 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 +20 324 £70,000 +7.69% 56
UK excluding London +52 218 £62,500 +4.17% 40
London +6 122 £80,000 +14.29% 19
South East 0 70 £65,000 +8.33% 12
North of England -20 44 £57,500 -11.54% 10
East of England +63 37 £77,500 +19.23% 3
Midlands +58 25 £62,500 +11.61% 6
West Midlands +63 22 £66,250 +18.30% 3
Yorkshire +20 22 £52,500 -16.00% 2
South West +19 21 £68,750 +22.22% 6
Scotland +17 21 £42,250 -28.09% 2
North West -3 14 £57,500 - 7
North East -3 8 £65,000 -5.80% 1
East Midlands +21 3 £59,000 +7.27% 3

Infrastructure Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 December 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.

1 153 (44.35%) Windows
1 153 (44.35%) Microsoft
2 151 (43.77%) Amazon AWS
3 149 (43.19%) VMware
4 148 (42.90%) Microsoft Azure
5 105 (30.43%) Active Directory
6 103 (29.86%) Linux
7 98 (28.41%) VMware Infrastructure
8 77 (22.32%) Office 365
9 71 (20.58%) Data Centre
10 65 (18.84%) Finance
11 59 (17.10%) Windows Server 2012
12 58 (16.81%) IaaS
12 58 (16.81%) Hybrid Cloud
12 58 (16.81%) Migration
12 58 (16.81%) ITIL
13 57 (16.52%) WAN
14 52 (15.07%) LAN
15 50 (14.49%) Windows Server
16 49 (14.20%) Public Cloud
17 48 (13.91%) SCCM
17 48 (13.91%) TOGAF
18 47 (13.62%) PaaS
19 45 (13.04%) Cisco
19 45 (13.04%) Disaster Recovery
20 44 (12.75%) Enterprise Architecture
20 44 (12.75%) Presales
21 43 (12.46%) vSphere
21 43 (12.46%) Firewall
22 42 (12.17%) IT Strategy

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 26 (7.54%) OpenStack
2 18 (5.22%) MS Exchange
3 15 (4.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 15 (4.35%) WebSphere
4 14 (4.06%) JBoss
5 13 (3.77%) GlassFish
5 13 (3.77%) MQSeries
5 13 (3.77%) WebLogic
6 6 (1.74%) SharePoint
7 3 (0.87%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.29%) IBM Connections
8 1 (0.29%) IIS
8 1 (0.29%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (1.45%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.58%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 151 (43.77%) Amazon AWS
2 148 (42.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 77 (22.32%) Office 365
4 58 (16.81%) IaaS
5 47 (13.62%) PaaS
6 39 (11.30%) SaaS
7 16 (4.64%) AWS CloudFormation
7 16 (4.64%) Serverless
8 15 (4.35%) Google Cloud Platform
9 13 (3.77%) GitHub
10 6 (1.74%) Azure Active Directory
11 5 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (1.45%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.87%) AWS CloudTrail
12 3 (0.87%) AWS Lambda
12 3 (0.87%) IBM Cloud
12 3 (0.87%) OpenShift
12 3 (0.87%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 2 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
14 1 (0.29%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 57 (16.52%) WAN
2 52 (15.07%) LAN
3 43 (12.46%) Firewall
4 41 (11.88%) DNS
5 37 (10.72%) SAN
6 36 (10.43%) VPN
7 27 (7.83%) TCP/IP
8 23 (6.67%) DHCP
8 23 (6.67%) Reverse Proxy
9 20 (5.80%) Internet
10 13 (3.77%) NAS
10 13 (3.77%) VSAN
11 11 (3.19%) NetScaler
12 6 (1.74%) FCoE
12 6 (1.74%) Fibre Channel
12 6 (1.74%) iSCSI
12 6 (1.74%) Multicast
12 6 (1.74%) Network Security
12 6 (1.74%) Unified Communications
12 6 (1.74%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (7.25%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.06%) Relational Database
3 9 (2.61%) Big Data
4 7 (2.03%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (1.74%) Amazon RDS
6 5 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (1.16%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.87%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.58%) MariaDB
9 2 (0.58%) MySQL
9 2 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.58%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.29%) Data Lake
10 1 (0.29%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 14 (4.06%) Jenkins
2 3 (0.87%) AdminStudio
2 3 (0.87%) InstallShield
3 2 (0.58%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.29%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.29%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.29%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 65 (18.84%) Finance
2 31 (8.99%) Banking
3 21 (6.09%) Investment Banking
4 12 (3.48%) French Language
4 12 (3.48%) German Language
4 12 (3.48%) Swedish Language
5 9 (2.61%) Advertising
6 8 (2.32%) Retail
7 7 (2.03%) Publishing
7 7 (2.03%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.74%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.87%) Private Banking
10 2 (0.58%) Back Office
10 2 (0.58%) Electronics
10 2 (0.58%) Games
10 2 (0.58%) Korean Language
10 2 (0.58%) Law
10 2 (0.58%) Marketing
11 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.29%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (9.57%) Web Services
2 13 (3.77%) ActiveMQ
2 13 (3.77%) EJB
2 13 (3.77%) EJB 3.0
2 13 (3.77%) HornetQ
2 13 (3.77%) Java EE
2 13 (3.77%) Java SE
2 13 (3.77%) JMS
2 13 (3.77%) WebSphere MQ
3 10 (2.90%) JSON
4 6 (1.74%) Middleware
5 4 (1.16%) CGI
6 3 (0.87%) LDAP
7 2 (0.58%) ServiceStack
Miscellaneous
1 71 (20.58%) Data Centre
2 58 (16.81%) Hybrid Cloud
3 49 (14.20%) Public Cloud
4 30 (8.70%) Self-Motivation
5 23 (6.67%) Replication
6 19 (5.51%) Enterprise Cloud
7 13 (3.77%) Linux Command Line
8 8 (2.32%) NHS
9 7 (2.03%) Private Cloud
10 6 (1.74%) PKI
11 5 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (1.45%) Management Information System
12 4 (1.16%) Client/Server
12 4 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (0.87%) Greenfield Project
13 3 (0.87%) Mainframe
14 2 (0.58%) Cloud Native
14 2 (0.58%) Clustering
14 2 (0.58%) CMDB
14 2 (0.58%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 153 (44.35%) Windows
2 103 (29.86%) Linux
3 59 (17.10%) Windows Server 2012
4 50 (14.49%) Windows Server
5 32 (9.28%) Unix
6 22 (6.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (4.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (3.77%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (3.48%) Windows 10
10 7 (2.03%) Solaris
11 5 (1.45%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.87%) AIX
13 2 (0.58%) CentOS
13 2 (0.58%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (16.81%) ITIL
1 58 (16.81%) Migration
2 48 (13.91%) TOGAF
3 45 (13.04%) Disaster Recovery
4 44 (12.75%) Enterprise Architecture
4 44 (12.75%) Presales
5 42 (12.17%) IT Strategy
6 38 (11.01%) Agile Software Development
7 37 (10.72%) DevOps
7 37 (10.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 27 (7.83%) Project Management
9 26 (7.54%) Thought Leadership
10 23 (6.67%) SOA
11 21 (6.09%) Cybersecurity
11 21 (6.09%) Problem-Solving
12 20 (5.80%) Service Delivery
13 17 (4.93%) Service Management
14 16 (4.64%) Technical Architecture
15 15 (4.35%) Mentoring
15 15 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (8.41%) Python
2 28 (8.12%) PowerShell
3 26 (7.54%) SQL
4 17 (4.93%) Java
5 14 (4.06%) Bash Shell
5 14 (4.06%) Shell Script
6 11 (3.19%) AWK
7 3 (0.87%) C
8 1 (0.29%) C#
8 1 (0.29%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 35 (10.14%) AWS Certification
2 25 (7.25%) MCSE
2 25 (7.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (7.25%) Security Cleared
3 20 (5.80%) Degree
4 18 (5.22%) SC Cleared
5 15 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 14 (4.06%) RHCE
7 13 (3.77%) MCITP
8 10 (2.90%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (2.90%) MCSA
9 8 (2.32%) TOGAF Certification
10 7 (2.03%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (1.74%) CCNA
11 6 (1.74%) Computer Science Degree
11 6 (1.74%) Master's Degree
12 4 (1.16%) CCIE
12 4 (1.16%) CCNP
12 4 (1.16%) MCP
13 3 (0.87%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (1.45%) PCI DSS
2 4 (1.16%) SLA
3 2 (0.58%) Government Security Classifications
3 2 (0.58%) PMO
4 1 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.29%) IASME
4 1 (0.29%) QA
System Software
1 105 (30.43%) Active Directory
2 98 (28.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (12.46%) vSphere
4 39 (11.30%) Hyper-V
5 30 (8.70%) Docker
6 24 (6.96%) Virtual Servers
7 21 (6.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 19 (5.51%) VMware ESXi
9 12 (3.48%) VMware NSX
10 6 (1.74%) KVM
10 6 (1.74%) NFS
10 6 (1.74%) SRDF
10 6 (1.74%) Xen
11 5 (1.45%) Virtual Desktop
12 3 (0.87%) BitLocker
12 3 (0.87%) Ceph
12 3 (0.87%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.58%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.58%) XenDesktop
14 1 (0.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 48 (13.91%) SCCM
2 27 (7.83%) SCOM
3 24 (6.96%) Ansible
4 21 (6.09%) Puppet
5 19 (5.51%) Kubernetes
6 14 (4.06%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (4.06%) vRealize
7 12 (3.48%) SCVMM
8 9 (2.61%) SCOrch
9 7 (2.03%) Single Sign-On
10 6 (1.74%) Microsoft Clustering
11 5 (1.45%) Terraform
12 3 (0.87%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 2 (0.58%) Failover Clustering
13 2 (0.58%) Grafana
13 2 (0.58%) Prometheus
14 1 (0.29%) Rundeck
14 1 (0.29%) Stealthwatch
14 1 (0.29%) vCenter Server
14 1 (0.29%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 153 (44.35%) Microsoft
2 149 (43.19%) VMware
3 45 (13.04%) Cisco
4 34 (9.86%) IBM
5 31 (8.99%) Oracle
6 27 (7.83%) Citrix
7 25 (7.25%) EMC
8 21 (6.09%) Google
9 20 (5.80%) NetApp
10 16 (4.64%) Juniper
10 16 (4.64%) Red Hat
11 10 (2.90%) SAP
12 8 (2.32%) Intel
13 5 (1.45%) Dell
13 5 (1.45%) MuleSoft
14 4 (1.16%) F5
14 4 (1.16%) HP
15 3 (0.87%) Aruba
16 2 (0.58%) RightScale
16 2 (0.58%) Snow