Period
to 9 July 2020

The median annual salary for an Infrastructure Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 9 July 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
9 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 162 167 213
Rank change year-on-year +5 +46 +2
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 1,681 3,139 2,899
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.16% 2.13% 1.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.27% 2.22% 1.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1,534 2,799 2,645
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £33,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £71,300 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% -

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 74,068 141,117 170,919
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.09% 95.88% 96.23%
Number of salaries quoted 59,680 112,643 138,569
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £81,250
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 9 July 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 9 July 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 +1 1,576 £47,500 +3.26% 193
UK excluding London +24 1,115 £43,500 +2.35% 156
London -1 532 £60,000 - 44
North of England +31 319 £42,500 +6.25% 53
South East +24 278 £45,000 - 40
Midlands +5 193 £45,000 +5.88% 17
North West +38 172 £47,750 +11.27% 28
South West -18 147 £42,500 - 25
Yorkshire +40 127 £40,000 +5.96% 20
West Midlands +15 115 £45,000 +5.88% 13
East of England +50 100 £43,816 +2.04% 13
East Midlands +26 77 £42,500 +6.25% 4
Work from Home +47 66 £50,000 +11.11% 15
Scotland +77 52 £50,000 +16.28% 1
Wales +12 27 £38,500 -3.75% 9
North East -4 20 £37,500 -5.06% 5
Northern Ireland +5 2 £51,250 +36.67%

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 July 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 1,616 (96.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1,105 (65.73%) Windows
3 925 (55.03%) VMware
4 827 (49.20%) Azure
5 787 (46.82%) Active Directory
6 759 (45.15%) Microsoft
7 703 (41.82%) Windows Server
8 700 (41.64%) Office 365
9 564 (33.55%) VMware Infrastructure
10 523 (31.11%) PowerShell
11 434 (25.82%) Linux
12 416 (24.75%) AWS
13 407 (24.21%) Firewall
14 387 (23.02%) Cisco
15 370 (22.01%) Hyper-V
16 299 (17.79%) Citrix
17 276 (16.42%) ITIL
18 258 (15.35%) DNS
19 242 (14.40%) Finance
20 232 (13.80%) Windows Server 2012
21 227 (13.50%) SCCM
22 217 (12.91%) DHCP
23 214 (12.73%) SAN
24 209 (12.43%) Data Centre
25 204 (12.14%) DevOps
26 202 (12.02%) WAN
27 201 (11.96%) SQL Server
28 198 (11.78%) Windows Server 2016
29 191 (11.36%) LAN
30 187 (11.12%) Windows 10

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
1 172 (10.23%) MS Exchange
2 158 (9.40%) SharePoint
3 80 (4.76%) IIS
4 69 (4.10%) Exchange Server 2010
5 67 (3.99%) Exchange Server 2013
6 47 (2.80%) Skype for Business
7 11 (0.65%) Tomcat
8 10 (0.59%) Confluence
9 8 (0.48%) Apache
10 6 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
10 6 (0.36%) JBoss
10 6 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (0.30%) Apache Spark
11 5 (0.30%) SAS
12 4 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
12 4 (0.24%) OpenStack
13 3 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.18%) Cloud Foundry
13 3 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2003
13 3 (0.18%) WebLogic
Applications
1 103 (6.13%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (1.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (1.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (0.95%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.24%) Gliffy
6 3 (0.18%) Chatbot
6 3 (0.18%) SOLIDWORKS
7 1 (0.059%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
1 6 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.12%) FastStats
3 2 (0.12%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.12%) Sentinel
3 2 (0.12%) Unica
4 1 (0.059%) Sage 50
4 1 (0.059%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 827 (49.20%) Azure
2 700 (41.64%) Office 365
3 416 (24.75%) AWS
4 141 (8.39%) Azure Active Directory
5 104 (6.19%) IaaS
6 81 (4.82%) PaaS
7 71 (4.22%) SaaS
8 52 (3.09%) GCP
9 35 (2.08%) Amazon EC2
10 34 (2.02%) Mimecast
11 32 (1.90%) OneDrive
12 25 (1.49%) Amazon S3
13 24 (1.43%) Serverless
14 23 (1.37%) AWS CloudFormation
14 23 (1.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 21 (1.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 17 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
17 13 (0.77%) Amazon ECS
17 13 (0.77%) Azure ExpressRoute
17 13 (0.77%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 407 (24.21%) Firewall
2 258 (15.35%) DNS
3 217 (12.91%) DHCP
4 214 (12.73%) SAN
5 202 (12.02%) WAN
6 191 (11.36%) LAN
7 159 (9.46%) VPN
8 150 (8.92%) TCP/IP
9 90 (5.35%) VLAN
10 80 (4.76%) VoIP
11 66 (3.93%) Network Security
12 61 (3.63%) NetScaler
13 60 (3.57%) NAS
13 60 (3.57%) Wireless
14 49 (2.91%) Cisco ASA
15 42 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
16 40 (2.38%) Internet
16 40 (2.38%) Skype
17 33 (1.96%) iSCSI
17 33 (1.96%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 201 (11.96%) SQL Server
2 32 (1.90%) MySQL
3 30 (1.78%) SQL Server 2012
4 28 (1.67%) Amazon RDS
5 24 (1.43%) SQL Server 2016
6 18 (1.07%) SQL Server 2014
7 17 (1.01%) Big Data
8 15 (0.89%) Azure SQL Database
8 15 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
9 14 (0.83%) MongoDB
10 12 (0.71%) NoSQL
11 10 (0.59%) Hadoop
12 7 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
12 7 (0.42%) Power BI
13 6 (0.36%) Oracle Database
13 6 (0.36%) Redis
13 6 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 5 (0.30%) Amazon Aurora
15 4 (0.24%) Relational Database
16 3 (0.18%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 66 (3.93%) Git (software)
2 51 (3.03%) Jenkins
3 22 (1.31%) Bitbucket
4 21 (1.25%) JIRA
4 21 (1.25%) Octopus Deploy
5 18 (1.07%) TeamCity
6 15 (0.89%) Subversion
7 12 (0.71%) GitLab
8 11 (0.65%) Artifactory
9 7 (0.42%) Sonatype Nexus
9 7 (0.42%) WinDbg
10 6 (0.36%) RStudio
11 4 (0.24%) Ant
11 4 (0.24%) Maven
11 4 (0.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 3 (0.18%) CircleCI
12 3 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
13 2 (0.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 2 (0.12%) Visual Studio
13 2 (0.12%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 242 (14.40%) Finance
2 58 (3.45%) Law
3 47 (2.80%) Public Sector
4 42 (2.50%) Telecoms
5 40 (2.38%) Legal
6 25 (1.49%) Banking
7 20 (1.19%) Back Office
8 16 (0.95%) Advertising
9 15 (0.89%) Local Government
9 15 (0.89%) Manufacturing
10 13 (0.77%) Retail
11 11 (0.65%) Aerospace
12 9 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
13 8 (0.48%) Marketing
14 6 (0.36%) Billing
14 6 (0.36%) Games
15 5 (0.30%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.30%) Investment Banking
15 5 (0.30%) Military
16 4 (0.24%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (2.08%) Web Services
2 26 (1.55%) LDAP
3 14 (0.83%) .NET
4 11 (0.65%) JSON
5 10 (0.59%) Node.js
6 9 (0.54%) Middleware
6 9 (0.54%) REST
7 8 (0.48%) Shiny
8 7 (0.42%) .NET Framework
8 7 (0.42%) OAuth
9 6 (0.36%) SAML
9 6 (0.36%) SOAP
9 6 (0.36%) WebRTC
9 6 (0.36%) WSH
10 5 (0.30%) COM
10 5 (0.30%) LAMP
11 4 (0.24%) YAML
12 3 (0.18%) ASP.NET
12 3 (0.18%) Software Packaging
13 2 (0.12%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 209 (12.43%) Data Centre
2 72 (4.28%) Analytical Skills
3 57 (3.39%) Public Cloud
4 46 (2.74%) Private Cloud
5 43 (2.56%) Management Information System
6 42 (2.50%) Clustering
7 41 (2.44%) Self-Motivation
8 30 (1.78%) Enterprise Storage
9 26 (1.55%) PKI
10 25 (1.49%) User Experience
11 24 (1.43%) Replication
12 17 (1.01%) Fat Client
12 17 (1.01%) Hybrid Cloud
12 17 (1.01%) Thin Client
13 16 (0.95%) NHS
14 13 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
15 12 (0.71%) Cybercrime
15 12 (0.71%) Mobile App
16 10 (0.59%) Cloud Native
17 9 (0.54%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1,105 (65.73%) Windows
2 703 (41.82%) Windows Server
3 434 (25.82%) Linux
4 232 (13.80%) Windows Server 2012
5 198 (11.78%) Windows Server 2016
6 187 (11.12%) Windows 10
7 122 (7.26%) Windows Server 2008
8 87 (5.18%) Windows Server 2019
9 81 (4.82%) Windows 7
10 63 (3.75%) Unix
11 59 (3.51%) CentOS
12 47 (2.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 32 (1.90%) Windows Server 2003
14 30 (1.78%) Windows 8
15 14 (0.83%) Ubuntu
16 12 (0.71%) Solaris
17 11 (0.65%) Mac OS
17 11 (0.65%) Oracle Linux
18 10 (0.59%) Apple iOS
19 8 (0.48%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,616 (96.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 276 (16.42%) ITIL
3 204 (12.14%) DevOps
4 153 (9.10%) Problem-Solving
5 135 (8.03%) Migration
6 120 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
7 110 (6.54%) Disaster Recovery
8 109 (6.48%) Project Delivery
9 95 (5.65%) Configuration Management
10 81 (4.82%) Server Management
11 79 (4.70%) Information Security
12 78 (4.64%) Change Management
13 74 (4.40%) Service Management
14 71 (4.22%) Continuous Improvement
15 70 (4.16%) Cybersecurity
16 68 (4.05%) Infrastructure as Code
16 68 (4.05%) Mentoring
17 66 (3.93%) High Availability
18 55 (3.27%) Infrastructure Automation
19 49 (2.91%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 523 (31.11%) PowerShell
2 167 (9.93%) Python
3 166 (9.88%) SQL
4 125 (7.44%) Bash Shell
5 50 (2.97%) VBScript
6 23 (1.37%) Ruby
7 21 (1.25%) Go
8 15 (0.89%) C
9 11 (0.65%) Java
9 11 (0.65%) PHP
10 10 (0.59%) Perl
11 9 (0.54%) JavaScript
11 9 (0.54%) T-SQL
12 8 (0.48%) R
13 7 (0.42%) C#
14 6 (0.36%) Groovy
15 4 (0.24%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.24%) TypeScript
16 3 (0.18%) Elixir
16 3 (0.18%) VB
Qualifications
1 150 (8.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 144 (8.57%) Cisco Certification
3 121 (7.20%) CCNA
4 117 (6.96%) MCSE
5 99 (5.89%) Security Cleared
6 86 (5.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 75 (4.46%) Degree
8 57 (3.39%) SC Cleared
9 56 (3.33%) MCSA
10 42 (2.50%) CCNP
11 39 (2.32%) DV Cleared
12 31 (1.84%) CISSP
13 24 (1.43%) RHCE
14 23 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
15 16 (0.95%) MCP
16 15 (0.89%) MCITP
17 14 (0.83%) DBS Check
18 13 (0.77%) CISM
19 11 (0.65%) MCT
20 10 (0.59%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (4.64%) SLA
2 67 (3.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 31 (1.84%) Cyber Essentials
4 30 (1.78%) PCI DSS
5 23 (1.37%) GDPR
6 14 (0.83%) QA
7 12 (0.71%) COBIT
8 9 (0.54%) ISO 9001
9 6 (0.36%) NIST
9 6 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 2 (0.12%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.059%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.059%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.059%) NCSC
11 1 (0.059%) PMO
System Software
1 787 (46.82%) Active Directory
2 564 (33.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 370 (22.01%) Hyper-V
4 127 (7.56%) vSphere
5 117 (6.96%) VMware ESXi
6 109 (6.48%) XenApp
7 80 (4.76%) Docker
8 68 (4.05%) Virtual Servers
9 63 (3.75%) XenDesktop
10 58 (3.45%) Virtual Machines
11 23 (1.37%) Firmware
11 23 (1.37%) Virtual Desktop
12 16 (0.95%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 12 (0.71%) Terminal Services
14 10 (0.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 10 (0.59%) Samba
14 10 (0.59%) VMware NSX
14 10 (0.59%) Xen
15 7 (0.42%) DFS Replication
15 7 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 227 (13.50%) SCCM
2 150 (8.92%) Ansible
3 134 (7.97%) Terraform
4 91 (5.41%) Puppet
5 82 (4.88%) Microsoft Intune
6 62 (3.69%) Kubernetes
7 59 (3.51%) SCOM
8 48 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
9 43 (2.56%) vCenter Server
10 37 (2.20%) WSUS
11 26 (1.55%) Microsoft Clustering
12 20 (1.19%) Nagios
13 19 (1.13%) Backup Exec
13 19 (1.13%) Cisco CUCM
14 15 (0.89%) SCVMM
14 15 (0.89%) Single Sign-On
15 12 (0.71%) PowerCLI
15 12 (0.71%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 11 (0.65%) SCOrch
17 10 (0.59%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 925 (55.03%) VMware
2 759 (45.15%) Microsoft
3 387 (23.02%) Cisco
4 299 (17.79%) Citrix
5 142 (8.45%) HP
6 96 (5.71%) Veeam
7 94 (5.59%) Red Hat
8 86 (5.12%) Dell
9 76 (4.52%) NetApp
10 60 (3.57%) Meraki
11 57 (3.39%) CheckPoint
12 52 (3.09%) Google
13 47 (2.80%) Oracle
14 41 (2.44%) EMC
14 41 (2.44%) SolarWinds
15 39 (2.32%) Palo Alto
16 26 (1.55%) Juniper
17 22 (1.31%) Symantec
18 20 (1.19%) CommVault
19 18 (1.07%) SonicWALL