Period
to 23 September 2020

The median annual salary for an Infrastructure Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 September 2020.

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
23 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 147 168 209
Rank change year-on-year +21 +41 +10
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 1,080 2,917 2,788
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.18% 2.08% 1.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.30% 2.18% 1.76%
Number of salaries quoted 1,029 2,603 2,543
Median annual salary £47,500 £47,000 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.06% +1.08% +3.33%
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,462 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%

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 46,861 134,077 158,753
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 95.77% 96.03%
Number of salaries quoted 38,279 106,766 127,890
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Infrastructure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Engineer in the UK

Infrastructure Engineer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer.

Salary trend for Infrastructure Engineer in the UK

Infrastructure Engineer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer over the 6 months to 23 September 2020.

Salary histogram for Infrastructure Engineer in the UK

Infrastructure Engineer
Top 17 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 23 September 2020. 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 +9 999 £47,500 - 209
UK excluding London +5 679 £45,000 +5.88% 189
London +26 368 £60,000 +4.35% 31
North of England +17 213 £43,000 +7.50% 78
South East +45 170 £45,000 +2.27% 39
North West +31 117 £45,000 +5.88% 46
Midlands +7 105 £43,750 -1.69% 28
Work from Home +87 90 £50,000 +1.52% 23
South West -19 88 £40,000 -5.88% 24
Yorkshire +32 71 £40,000 - 24
West Midlands +5 67 £45,000 +5.88% 16
East of England +31 41 £47,000 +9.46% 9
Wales +48 38 £39,500 -1.25% 8
East Midlands +10 38 £40,000 -11.11% 11
Scotland +66 25 £48,750 +8.33% 3
North East +9 25 £42,500 -1.07% 8
Northern Ireland +5 2 £51,250 -

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 2020, 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 1,034 (95.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 708 (65.56%) Windows
3 581 (53.80%) VMware
4 573 (53.06%) Azure
5 548 (50.74%) Microsoft
6 523 (48.43%) Active Directory
7 438 (40.56%) Office 365
8 437 (40.46%) Windows Server
9 362 (33.52%) VMware Infrastructure
10 322 (29.81%) PowerShell
11 315 (29.17%) Linux
12 275 (25.46%) Cisco
13 269 (24.91%) AWS
14 239 (22.13%) Firewall
15 220 (20.37%) Hyper-V
16 219 (20.28%) ITIL
17 204 (18.89%) Citrix
18 165 (15.28%) WAN
19 152 (14.07%) DNS
19 152 (14.07%) SAN
20 149 (13.80%) Windows Server 2012
21 147 (13.61%) DevOps
21 147 (13.61%) SCCM
22 144 (13.33%) Finance
23 142 (13.15%) LAN
24 131 (12.13%) Windows Server 2016
25 127 (11.76%) Python
26 124 (11.48%) SQL
27 122 (11.30%) Microsoft Certification
28 118 (10.93%) DHCP

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
1 103 (9.54%) MS Exchange
2 102 (9.44%) SharePoint
3 41 (3.80%) Skype for Business
4 40 (3.70%) IIS
5 31 (2.87%) Exchange Server 2013
6 24 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
7 18 (1.67%) Tomcat
8 13 (1.20%) Apache
9 12 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
10 9 (0.83%) Confluence
11 6 (0.56%) Apache Spark
12 5 (0.46%) ColdFusion
13 4 (0.37%) OpenStack
14 3 (0.28%) Cloud Foundry
14 3 (0.28%) nginx
14 3 (0.28%) Site Server
15 2 (0.19%) Ethereum
15 2 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
16 1 (0.093%) Hyperledger
16 1 (0.093%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 68 (6.30%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.37%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.19%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 3 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.19%) FastStats
2 2 (0.19%) Quorum
2 2 (0.19%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.19%) Unica
2 2 (0.19%) Workfront
3 1 (0.093%) BASE24
3 1 (0.093%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.093%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.093%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.093%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 573 (53.06%) Azure
2 438 (40.56%) Office 365
3 269 (24.91%) AWS
4 109 (10.09%) Azure Active Directory
5 72 (6.67%) IaaS
6 52 (4.81%) SaaS
7 51 (4.72%) GCP
8 42 (3.89%) PaaS
9 31 (2.87%) OneDrive
10 23 (2.13%) Amazon EC2
11 21 (1.94%) Amazon S3
12 16 (1.48%) AWS CloudFormation
13 15 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
14 12 (1.11%) Amazon ECS
14 12 (1.11%) Route 53
14 12 (1.11%) Serverless
15 11 (1.02%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 11 (1.02%) Mimecast
15 11 (1.02%) OpenShift
15 11 (1.02%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 239 (22.13%) Firewall
2 165 (15.28%) WAN
3 152 (14.07%) DNS
3 152 (14.07%) SAN
4 142 (13.15%) LAN
5 118 (10.93%) DHCP
6 80 (7.41%) VPN
7 72 (6.67%) TCP/IP
8 49 (4.54%) VLAN
9 46 (4.26%) Skype
10 45 (4.17%) NetScaler
11 44 (4.07%) VoIP
12 34 (3.15%) Network Security
12 34 (3.15%) Remote Desktop
12 34 (3.15%) Unified Communications
13 28 (2.59%) Internet
14 26 (2.41%) Wireless
15 22 (2.04%) Wi-Fi
16 18 (1.67%) Cisco ASA
16 18 (1.67%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (10.93%) SQL Server
2 20 (1.85%) MySQL
3 15 (1.39%) Hadoop
4 13 (1.20%) Azure SQL Database
5 12 (1.11%) Amazon RDS
6 10 (0.93%) SQL Server 2014
7 9 (0.83%) Big Data
7 9 (0.83%) NoSQL
7 9 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
8 8 (0.74%) MongoDB
8 8 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
8 8 (0.74%) SQL Server 2016
9 6 (0.56%) Amazon Athena
9 6 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (0.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 4 (0.37%) Oracle Database
10 4 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (0.37%) Redis
11 3 (0.28%) Relational Database
12 2 (0.19%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 49 (4.54%) Jenkins
2 39 (3.61%) Git (software)
3 17 (1.57%) JIRA
4 12 (1.11%) Octopus Deploy
5 11 (1.02%) GitLab
6 10 (0.93%) Sonatype Nexus
6 10 (0.93%) TeamCity
7 9 (0.83%) Bitbucket
8 8 (0.74%) Artifactory
9 6 (0.56%) RStudio
10 4 (0.37%) CircleCI
10 4 (0.37%) Subversion
11 3 (0.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (0.28%) Maven
12 2 (0.19%) Bitbucket Server
12 2 (0.19%) Visual Studio Team System
12 2 (0.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 1 (0.093%) Ant
13 1 (0.093%) CA Release Automation
13 1 (0.093%) Visual Studio
General
1 144 (13.33%) Finance
2 40 (3.70%) Law
3 39 (3.61%) Telecoms
4 34 (3.15%) Public Sector
5 29 (2.69%) Banking
6 22 (2.04%) Legal
7 12 (1.11%) Advertising
7 12 (1.11%) Back Office
7 12 (1.11%) Local Government
8 10 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
9 8 (0.74%) Marketing
10 7 (0.65%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.65%) Military
10 7 (0.65%) Retail
11 6 (0.56%) Billing
12 4 (0.37%) Housing Association
12 4 (0.37%) Investment Banking
13 3 (0.28%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.19%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.19%) Norwegian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (2.78%) Web Services
2 24 (2.22%) LDAP
3 13 (1.20%) .NET
4 8 (0.74%) COM
4 8 (0.74%) Shiny
5 6 (0.56%) .NET Framework
5 6 (0.56%) Elastic Stack
5 6 (0.56%) JMS
5 6 (0.56%) WebRTC
5 6 (0.56%) WSH
5 6 (0.56%) YAML
6 5 (0.46%) JSON
7 4 (0.37%) Middleware
7 4 (0.37%) Node.js
8 3 (0.28%) XMPP
9 2 (0.19%) Kafka
9 2 (0.19%) SailPoint
9 2 (0.19%) SAML
9 2 (0.19%) Velocity
9 2 (0.19%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 109 (10.09%) Data Centre
2 40 (3.70%) Private Cloud
3 34 (3.15%) Public Cloud
4 33 (3.06%) Analytical Skills
5 27 (2.50%) Clustering
6 24 (2.22%) Self-Motivation
7 22 (2.04%) Replication
8 19 (1.76%) PKI
9 17 (1.57%) Fat Client
9 17 (1.57%) Management Information System
9 17 (1.57%) Thin Client
9 17 (1.57%) User Experience
10 15 (1.39%) Client/Server
11 13 (1.20%) Hybrid Cloud
11 13 (1.20%) NHS
12 12 (1.11%) Cybercrime
12 12 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
13 11 (1.02%) Driving Licence
13 11 (1.02%) Enterprise Storage
14 10 (0.93%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 708 (65.56%) Windows
2 437 (40.46%) Windows Server
3 315 (29.17%) Linux
4 149 (13.80%) Windows Server 2012
5 131 (12.13%) Windows Server 2016
6 103 (9.54%) Windows 10
7 71 (6.57%) Windows Server 2008
8 58 (5.37%) Windows Server 2019
9 56 (5.19%) Windows 7
10 40 (3.70%) Unix
11 39 (3.61%) CentOS
12 31 (2.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 17 (1.57%) Windows 8
14 11 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
15 9 (0.83%) Solaris
15 9 (0.83%) VMS
16 8 (0.74%) Debian
16 8 (0.74%) Ubuntu
17 5 (0.46%) Android
17 5 (0.46%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,034 (95.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 219 (20.28%) ITIL
3 147 (13.61%) DevOps
4 110 (10.19%) Problem-Solving
5 95 (8.80%) Project Delivery
6 76 (7.04%) Disaster Recovery
7 74 (6.85%) Mentoring
7 74 (6.85%) Migration
7 74 (6.85%) Service Management
8 70 (6.48%) Agile Software Development
9 64 (5.93%) Configuration Management
10 57 (5.28%) Infrastructure as Code
11 55 (5.09%) Continuous Improvement
12 45 (4.17%) Change Management
12 45 (4.17%) ITSM
13 40 (3.70%) Information Security
13 40 (3.70%) Proactive Monitoring
14 37 (3.43%) Task Automation
15 35 (3.24%) Business Continuity
16 34 (3.15%) Infrastructure Automation
Programming Languages
1 322 (29.81%) PowerShell
2 127 (11.76%) Python
3 124 (11.48%) SQL
4 79 (7.31%) Bash Shell
5 23 (2.13%) Ruby
6 20 (1.85%) Go
6 20 (1.85%) Shell Script
7 12 (1.11%) VBScript
8 10 (0.93%) Java
8 10 (0.93%) JavaScript
9 8 (0.74%) PHP
9 8 (0.74%) R
10 7 (0.65%) C
11 6 (0.56%) Groovy
11 6 (0.56%) Perl
11 6 (0.56%) TypeScript
12 4 (0.37%) C#
12 4 (0.37%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.28%) Elixir
14 1 (0.093%) C++
Qualifications
1 122 (11.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 92 (8.52%) Security Cleared
3 88 (8.15%) MCSE
4 75 (6.94%) Cisco Certification
5 70 (6.48%) CCNA
6 67 (6.20%) SC Cleared
7 62 (5.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 52 (4.81%) MCSA
9 38 (3.52%) Degree
10 28 (2.59%) DV Cleared
11 27 (2.50%) RHCE
12 16 (1.48%) MCP
13 13 (1.20%) MCITP
14 9 (0.83%) CCA
14 9 (0.83%) CCNP
14 9 (0.83%) Citrix Certification
15 8 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
15 8 (0.74%) MCT
16 7 (0.65%) CCSA
16 7 (0.65%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (5.09%) SLA
2 23 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (0.83%) GDPR
3 9 (0.83%) ISO 9001
3 9 (0.83%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.46%) PMO
4 5 (0.46%) QA
5 4 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (0.37%) NIST
6 2 (0.19%) COBIT
7 1 (0.093%) NCSC
System Software
1 523 (48.43%) Active Directory
2 362 (33.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 220 (20.37%) Hyper-V
4 84 (7.78%) Docker
5 71 (6.57%) vSphere
6 61 (5.65%) VMware ESXi
7 56 (5.19%) XenApp
8 43 (3.98%) Virtual Desktop
9 39 (3.61%) Virtual Machines
10 33 (3.06%) Virtual Servers
11 30 (2.78%) XenDesktop
12 10 (0.93%) VMware Server
13 9 (0.83%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 9 (0.83%) Terminal Services
13 9 (0.83%) VMware NSX
14 8 (0.74%) KVM
14 8 (0.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 7 (0.65%) Firmware
16 6 (0.56%) Samba
17 3 (0.28%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 147 (13.61%) SCCM
2 112 (10.37%) Ansible
2 112 (10.37%) Terraform
3 80 (7.41%) Puppet
4 76 (7.04%) Microsoft Intune
5 66 (6.11%) Kubernetes
6 33 (3.06%) Opscode Chef
7 31 (2.87%) SCOM
8 29 (2.69%) WSUS
9 25 (2.31%) Microsoft Clustering
9 25 (2.31%) SCVMM
10 21 (1.94%) Backup Exec
11 15 (1.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 14 (1.30%) vCenter Server
13 12 (1.11%) Single Sign-On
14 9 (0.83%) Jamf Pro
14 9 (0.83%) Nagios
15 8 (0.74%) NetBackup
15 8 (0.74%) vRealize Orchestrator
16 7 (0.65%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 581 (53.80%) VMware
2 548 (50.74%) Microsoft
3 275 (25.46%) Cisco
4 204 (18.89%) Citrix
5 81 (7.50%) Veeam
6 77 (7.13%) HP
7 72 (6.67%) Red Hat
8 60 (5.56%) Dell
9 36 (3.33%) NetApp
10 33 (3.06%) CheckPoint
11 30 (2.78%) Google
11 30 (2.78%) Sophos
12 26 (2.41%) Meraki
12 26 (2.41%) Symantec
13 24 (2.22%) EMC
13 24 (2.22%) SolarWinds
14 23 (2.13%) Oracle
14 23 (2.13%) Palo Alto
15 22 (2.04%) F5
16 20 (1.85%) CommVault