Period
to 17 February 2019

The median annual salary for an Infrastructure Engineer was £46,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 February 2019.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Infrastructure Engineer
UK
6 months to
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 191 221 226
Rank change year-on-year +30 +5 +13
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 2,707 2,735 2,721
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.81% 1.56% 1.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.89% 1.62% 1.60%
Number of salaries quoted 2,354 2,454 2,377
UK median annual salary £46,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.24% - -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £67,425 £65,000 £61,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +10.39% -3.75% +3.90%

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 143,371 168,664 169,573
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.89% 96.30% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 114,682 138,131 140,900
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

Infrastructure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Infrastructure Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Engineer in the UK

Infrastructure Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer.

Salary trend for Infrastructure Engineer in the UK

Infrastructure Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer over the 6 months to 17 February 2019.

Salary histogram for Infrastructure Engineer in the UK

Infrastructure Engineer
Top 18 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 17 February 2019. 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 +35 2,547 £46,500 +9.41% 650
UK excluding London +17 1,607 £42,500 +10.39% 499
London +29 1,041 £55,000 +10.00% 183
South East +12 441 £45,000 +12.50% 127
North of England +57 404 £40,000 +8.11% 146
Midlands +36 273 £42,500 +13.33% 85
South West +31 235 £40,000 - 70
North West +50 185 £42,000 +12.00% 77
West Midlands +46 178 £42,500 +18.06% 49
Yorkshire +40 167 £37,750 +2.03% 56
East of England -22 153 £42,500 -5.56% 40
East Midlands +22 95 £42,500 +16.44% 36
Wales +23 59 £39,000 +4.00% 14
North East +37 52 £47,778 +47.01% 13
Scotland -35 34 £47,500 +26.67% 16
Northern Ireland -12 4 £37,500 -9.09% 2
Channel Islands - 3 - -
Isle of Man - 2 £37,500 -

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 February 2019, Infrastructure Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 2,614 (96.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1,871 (69.12%) Windows
3 1,453 (53.68%) VMware
4 1,443 (53.31%) Active Directory
5 1,308 (48.32%) Microsoft
6 1,222 (45.14%) Windows Server
7 936 (34.58%) Microsoft Azure
8 851 (31.44%) Office 365
9 819 (30.25%) VMware Infrastructure
10 716 (26.45%) Firewall
11 682 (25.19%) Linux
12 646 (23.86%) PowerShell
13 634 (23.42%) Hyper-V
14 631 (23.31%) Cisco
15 619 (22.87%) Amazon AWS
16 571 (21.09%) ITIL
17 570 (21.06%) DNS
18 542 (20.02%) Windows Server 2012
19 488 (18.03%) Citrix
20 471 (17.40%) SCCM
21 428 (15.81%) MS Exchange
22 422 (15.59%) Finance
23 419 (15.48%) Windows Server 2008
24 415 (15.33%) DHCP
25 378 (13.96%) SQL Server
26 376 (13.89%) DevOps
27 368 (13.59%) Data Centre
28 367 (13.56%) SAN
29 363 (13.41%) Microsoft Certification
30 359 (13.26%) SQL

Infrastructure Engineer 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
1 428 (15.81%) MS Exchange
2 215 (7.94%) SharePoint
3 180 (6.65%) IIS
4 110 (4.06%) Exchange Server 2010
5 104 (3.84%) Skype for Business
6 81 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2013
7 80 (2.96%) Apache
8 29 (1.07%) nginx
9 25 (0.92%) OpenStack
10 21 (0.78%) Tomcat
11 20 (0.74%) Confluence
12 19 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
13 15 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2003
13 15 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
14 14 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
15 13 (0.48%) Apache Spark
16 12 (0.44%) CMS
16 12 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2007
16 12 (0.44%) IBM Domino
17 11 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 173 (6.39%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
3 8 (0.30%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.074%) CATIA
5 2 (0.074%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.037%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.15%) Workfront
4 3 (0.11%) Magento
5 2 (0.074%) Bankmaster
5 2 (0.074%) ENOVIA
5 2 (0.074%) PlanetPress Connect
5 2 (0.074%) Sage 50
5 2 (0.074%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.037%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.037%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 936 (34.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 851 (31.44%) Office 365
3 619 (22.87%) Amazon AWS
4 106 (3.92%) Azure Active Directory
5 105 (3.88%) SaaS
6 96 (3.55%) IaaS
7 72 (2.66%) PaaS
8 62 (2.29%) Cloud Computing
9 59 (2.18%) Google Cloud Platform
10 55 (2.03%) Mimecast
11 36 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
12 30 (1.11%) Amazon S3
13 22 (0.81%) Serverless
14 21 (0.78%) AWS CloudFormation
15 20 (0.74%) OneDrive
16 18 (0.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 15 (0.55%) AWS Lambda
17 15 (0.55%) G Suite
18 11 (0.41%) Amazon SQS
19 10 (0.37%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 716 (26.45%) Firewall
2 570 (21.06%) DNS
3 415 (15.33%) DHCP
4 367 (13.56%) SAN
5 303 (11.19%) WAN
6 295 (10.90%) LAN
7 270 (9.97%) TCP/IP
8 185 (6.83%) VPN
9 134 (4.95%) VLAN
10 124 (4.58%) VoIP
11 119 (4.40%) Network Security
12 96 (3.55%) Skype
13 94 (3.47%) Wireless
14 90 (3.32%) NetScaler
15 84 (3.10%) MPLS
16 79 (2.92%) Internet
17 74 (2.73%) NAS
18 72 (2.66%) Wi-Fi
19 64 (2.36%) iSCSI
20 59 (2.18%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 378 (13.96%) SQL Server
2 59 (2.18%) MySQL
3 44 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 36 (1.33%) MongoDB
5 33 (1.22%) Big Data
6 32 (1.18%) Amazon RDS
6 32 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
7 30 (1.11%) NoSQL
7 30 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
8 24 (0.89%) SQL Server 2016
9 18 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
10 15 (0.55%) Apache Cassandra
10 15 (0.55%) SQL Server 2014
11 14 (0.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 14 (0.52%) Relational Database
12 11 (0.41%) Hadoop
13 9 (0.33%) Azure SQL Database
14 7 (0.26%) Oracle Database
15 6 (0.22%) Blockchain
16 5 (0.18%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 76 (2.81%) Jenkins
2 59 (2.18%) JIRA
3 47 (1.74%) Git (software)
4 26 (0.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 16 (0.59%) MSI
5 16 (0.59%) Octopus Deploy
6 14 (0.52%) Bitbucket
7 10 (0.37%) Redmine
7 10 (0.37%) TeamCity
8 9 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (0.33%) Visual Studio Team System
9 7 (0.26%) GitLab
10 4 (0.15%) Gerrit
10 4 (0.15%) Maven
10 4 (0.15%) Visual Studio
11 3 (0.11%) Hudson
11 3 (0.11%) Subversion
11 3 (0.11%) Travis CI
11 3 (0.11%) Vagrant
12 2 (0.074%) TestRail
General
1 422 (15.59%) Finance
2 95 (3.51%) Telecoms
3 75 (2.77%) Retail
4 58 (2.14%) Manufacturing
5 55 (2.03%) Marketing
6 46 (1.70%) Electronics
7 43 (1.59%) Banking
8 37 (1.37%) Law
9 29 (1.07%) Legal
10 22 (0.81%) Games
11 18 (0.66%) Aerospace
12 11 (0.41%) Back Office
13 10 (0.37%) Advertising
14 7 (0.26%) Financial Institution
15 6 (0.22%) Front Office
16 5 (0.18%) Local Government
17 4 (0.15%) Automotive
17 4 (0.15%) Publishing
18 3 (0.11%) Investment Banking
18 3 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (2.81%) Web Services
2 39 (1.44%) Middleware
3 27 (1.00%) .NET
4 22 (0.81%) LAMP
5 21 (0.78%) LEMP Stack
6 18 (0.66%) RabbitMQ
7 16 (0.59%) WSH
8 15 (0.55%) LDAP
9 11 (0.41%) Elastic Stack
9 11 (0.41%) HTML
9 11 (0.41%) JSON
10 10 (0.37%) Kafka
11 9 (0.33%) MEAN Stack
12 7 (0.26%) Spring
13 6 (0.22%) React
13 6 (0.22%) YAML
14 5 (0.18%) SailPoint
15 4 (0.15%) AngularJS
15 4 (0.15%) Ember.js
15 4 (0.15%) ServiceStack
Miscellaneous
1 368 (13.59%) Data Centre
2 196 (7.24%) Analytical Skills
3 111 (4.10%) Clustering
4 102 (3.77%) Management Information System
5 97 (3.58%) PKI
6 82 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
7 69 (2.55%) Hybrid Cloud
8 64 (2.36%) Public Cloud
8 64 (2.36%) Replication
9 50 (1.85%) Fintech
10 45 (1.66%) Driving Licence
11 43 (1.59%) Fat Client
11 43 (1.59%) Thin Client
12 35 (1.29%) Hedge funds
12 35 (1.29%) Private Cloud
13 33 (1.22%) EMC VNX
14 32 (1.18%) Enterprise Storage
15 18 (0.66%) HP Storage
16 16 (0.59%) Video Conferencing
17 14 (0.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 1,871 (69.12%) Windows
2 1,222 (45.14%) Windows Server
3 682 (25.19%) Linux
4 542 (20.02%) Windows Server 2012
5 419 (15.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 289 (10.68%) Windows 10
7 161 (5.95%) Windows 7
8 131 (4.84%) Windows Server 2003
9 117 (4.32%) Unix
10 115 (4.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 90 (3.32%) CentOS
12 43 (1.59%) Ubuntu
13 39 (1.44%) Windows 8
14 21 (0.78%) Apple iOS
15 19 (0.70%) Mac OS X
16 18 (0.66%) Data ONTAP
17 17 (0.63%) Solaris
18 16 (0.59%) SUSE
19 11 (0.41%) Debian
19 11 (0.41%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,614 (96.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 571 (21.09%) ITIL
3 376 (13.89%) DevOps
4 337 (12.45%) Agile Software Development
5 330 (12.19%) Problem-Solving
6 183 (6.76%) Service Management
7 181 (6.69%) Mentoring
8 177 (6.54%) Disaster Recovery
9 166 (6.13%) High Availability
10 164 (6.06%) Migration
11 152 (5.62%) Configuration Management
12 134 (4.95%) Continuous Improvement
13 125 (4.62%) Service Delivery
14 111 (4.10%) Change Management
15 109 (4.03%) Load Balancing
16 105 (3.88%) Project Management
17 98 (3.62%) Cybersecurity
18 96 (3.55%) Coaching
19 94 (3.47%) Information Security
20 89 (3.29%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 646 (23.86%) PowerShell
2 359 (13.26%) SQL
3 191 (7.06%) Python
4 157 (5.80%) Bash Shell
5 66 (2.44%) Perl
6 64 (2.36%) Java
7 60 (2.22%) PHP
7 60 (2.22%) VBScript
8 58 (2.14%) Ruby
9 43 (1.59%) C
10 32 (1.18%) Go
11 28 (1.03%) Korn
12 24 (0.89%) T-SQL
13 23 (0.85%) VB
14 20 (0.74%) C++
15 18 (0.66%) C#
16 12 (0.44%) Bourne shell
17 10 (0.37%) Shell Script
18 6 (0.22%) JavaScript
19 3 (0.11%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 363 (13.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 274 (10.12%) MCSE
3 207 (7.65%) Cisco Certification
4 178 (6.58%) Security Cleared
5 155 (5.73%) CCNA
6 134 (4.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 133 (4.91%) Degree
8 127 (4.69%) MCSA
9 93 (3.44%) SC Cleared
10 80 (2.96%) DV Cleared
11 71 (2.62%) CCNP
12 66 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
13 52 (1.92%) MCP
14 49 (1.81%) Citrix Certification
15 46 (1.70%) MCITP
16 41 (1.51%) CISSP
17 34 (1.26%) CCA
17 34 (1.26%) CCIE
18 20 (0.74%) AWS Certification
18 20 (0.74%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 188 (6.94%) SLA
2 61 (2.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 35 (1.29%) PCI DSS
4 34 (1.26%) PMO
5 33 (1.22%) GDPR
6 32 (1.18%) Cyber Essentials
7 20 (0.74%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 8 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 7 (0.26%) QA
10 5 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
11 3 (0.11%) FISMA
11 3 (0.11%) ISO 9001
11 3 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 2 (0.074%) HIPAA
12 2 (0.074%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 1 (0.037%) GAMP
System Software
1 1,443 (53.31%) Active Directory
2 819 (30.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 634 (23.42%) Hyper-V
4 213 (7.87%) vSphere
5 200 (7.39%) VMware ESXi
6 169 (6.24%) XenApp
7 123 (4.54%) Docker
8 121 (4.47%) XenDesktop
9 95 (3.51%) Virtual Machines
10 58 (2.14%) Virtual Servers
11 53 (1.96%) Microsoft App-V
12 49 (1.81%) Virtual Desktop
13 39 (1.44%) Firmware
14 33 (1.22%) NFS
15 28 (1.03%) VMware NSX
16 25 (0.92%) VMware Workstation
17 19 (0.70%) BitLocker
17 19 (0.70%) XenServer
18 17 (0.63%) Terminal Services
19 14 (0.52%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 471 (17.40%) SCCM
2 176 (6.50%) Ansible
3 170 (6.28%) Puppet
4 158 (5.84%) SCOM
5 139 (5.13%) Terraform
6 112 (4.14%) Opscode Chef
7 105 (3.88%) Kubernetes
8 103 (3.80%) Nagios
9 82 (3.03%) vCenter Server
10 70 (2.59%) WSUS
11 55 (2.03%) Failover Clustering
12 54 (1.99%) Backup Exec
13 50 (1.85%) SCVMM
14 48 (1.77%) Microsoft Intune
14 48 (1.77%) NetBackup
15 36 (1.33%) Norton AntiVirus
16 33 (1.22%) Microsoft Clustering
17 28 (1.03%) McAfee ePO
17 28 (1.03%) Single Sign-On
18 20 (0.74%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 1,453 (53.68%) VMware
2 1,308 (48.32%) Microsoft
3 631 (23.31%) Cisco
4 488 (18.03%) Citrix
5 313 (11.56%) HP
6 222 (8.20%) NetApp
7 153 (5.65%) Red Hat
8 133 (4.91%) Dell
9 125 (4.62%) Veeam
10 117 (4.32%) EMC
11 99 (3.66%) Juniper
12 88 (3.25%) SolarWinds
13 81 (2.99%) Symantec
14 75 (2.77%) McAfee
15 73 (2.70%) Meraki
16 68 (2.51%) Google
17 67 (2.48%) CheckPoint
17 67 (2.48%) F5
18 66 (2.44%) IBM
19 58 (2.14%) Oracle