Period
to 20 October 2019

The median annual salary for an Infrastructure Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 October 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
20 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 165 209 216
Rank change year-on-year +44 +7 +5
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 2,780 2,767 2,908
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.04% 1.69% 1.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.14% 1.76% 1.74%
Number of salaries quoted 2,413 2,450 2,558
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £43,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +9.83% +1.76%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,675
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £66,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 130,140 156,813 167,354
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.66% 95.92% 95.97%
Number of salaries quoted 103,794 126,329 133,994
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 20 October 2019.

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 20 October 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 +44 2,655 £46,000 -3.16% 493
UK excluding London +46 1,822 £42,500 - 382
London +25 916 £57,500 +4.55% 137
North of England +54 507 £40,000 - 119
South East +18 455 £42,500 -5.56% 103
Midlands +63 341 £42,500 +6.25% 46
South West +41 281 £42,500 +6.25% 51
North West +74 279 £42,500 +6.25% 68
West Midlands +49 201 £42,500 +6.25% 24
Yorkshire +11 193 £39,184 -2.04% 38
East of England +31 154 £43,720 -2.84% 37
East Midlands +63 140 £40,000 +1.27% 21
Scotland +22 43 £42,500 -7.61% 10
North East +24 35 £46,741 -6.52% 13
Wales -35 30 £40,000 - 13
Northern Ireland - 13 - - 3
Channel Islands - 1 £65,000 -

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 2,705 (97.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1,816 (65.32%) Windows
3 1,508 (54.24%) VMware
4 1,412 (50.79%) Active Directory
5 1,304 (46.91%) Microsoft
6 1,219 (43.85%) Azure
7 1,148 (41.29%) Windows Server
8 1,069 (38.45%) Office 365
9 931 (33.49%) VMware Infrastructure
10 712 (25.61%) Firewall
11 682 (24.53%) PowerShell
11 682 (24.53%) Hyper-V
12 665 (23.92%) Cisco
13 613 (22.05%) Linux
14 611 (21.98%) DNS
15 597 (21.47%) ITIL
16 574 (20.65%) Citrix
16 574 (20.65%) AWS
17 530 (19.06%) SCCM
18 498 (17.91%) DHCP
19 473 (17.01%) MS Exchange
20 472 (16.98%) SAN
21 440 (15.83%) Windows Server 2012
22 433 (15.58%) Data Centre
23 377 (13.56%) Finance
24 367 (13.20%) Microsoft Certification
25 365 (13.13%) DevOps
26 361 (12.99%) TCP/IP
27 355 (12.77%) WAN
27 355 (12.77%) SQL Server

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
1 473 (17.01%) MS Exchange
2 260 (9.35%) SharePoint
3 167 (6.01%) Exchange Server 2010
4 145 (5.22%) Skype for Business
5 136 (4.89%) IIS
6 110 (3.96%) Exchange Server 2013
7 36 (1.29%) Confluence
8 31 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
9 29 (1.04%) SAS
10 26 (0.94%) Apache
10 26 (0.94%) nginx
11 19 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
11 19 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
12 10 (0.36%) OpenStack
12 10 (0.36%) PowerExchange
12 10 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
13 9 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
14 7 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
14 7 (0.25%) WebLogic
14 7 (0.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 171 (6.15%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.25%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.11%) CATIA
6 2 (0.072%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (0.29%) Workfront
2 4 (0.14%) NetSuite
3 3 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.11%) ENOVIA
4 1 (0.036%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.036%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 1,219 (43.85%) Azure
2 1,069 (38.45%) Office 365
3 574 (20.65%) AWS
4 188 (6.76%) IaaS
5 167 (6.01%) Azure Active Directory
6 123 (4.42%) SaaS
7 114 (4.10%) PaaS
8 83 (2.99%) GCP
9 62 (2.23%) Cloud Computing
10 60 (2.16%) AWS CloudFormation
11 57 (2.05%) OneDrive
12 45 (1.62%) Mimecast
13 43 (1.55%) Amazon EC2
14 40 (1.44%) Serverless
15 36 (1.29%) Amazon S3
15 36 (1.29%) GitHub
16 35 (1.26%) Azure Stack
16 35 (1.26%) G Suite
17 29 (1.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 28 (1.01%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 712 (25.61%) Firewall
2 611 (21.98%) DNS
3 498 (17.91%) DHCP
4 472 (16.98%) SAN
5 361 (12.99%) TCP/IP
6 355 (12.77%) WAN
7 333 (11.98%) LAN
8 217 (7.81%) VPN
9 164 (5.90%) VLAN
10 158 (5.68%) NAS
11 140 (5.04%) Skype
12 124 (4.46%) Wireless
13 114 (4.10%) VoIP
14 112 (4.03%) Network Security
15 104 (3.74%) iSCSI
16 86 (3.09%) NetScaler
17 77 (2.77%) Internet
18 65 (2.34%) MPLS
19 61 (2.19%) Cisco ASA
20 54 (1.94%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 355 (12.77%) SQL Server
2 56 (2.01%) MySQL
3 41 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
4 33 (1.19%) Amazon RDS
5 23 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
6 22 (0.79%) Big Data
7 21 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
8 20 (0.72%) MongoDB
8 20 (0.72%) Redis
9 18 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
9 18 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
9 18 (0.65%) SQL Server 2016
10 12 (0.43%) Oracle Database
11 10 (0.36%) Power BI
11 10 (0.36%) PowerCenter
11 10 (0.36%) SQL Server 2014
11 10 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 8 (0.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 6 (0.22%) Apache Cassandra
13 6 (0.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 77 (2.77%) Git (software)
2 58 (2.09%) Jenkins
3 55 (1.98%) JIRA
4 34 (1.22%) Visual Studio
5 25 (0.90%) Bitbucket
5 25 (0.90%) TestRail
5 25 (0.90%) Zephyr
6 21 (0.76%) Octopus Deploy
7 19 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 18 (0.65%) TeamCity
9 16 (0.58%) GitLab
10 15 (0.54%) Visual Studio Team System
11 14 (0.50%) MSI
12 12 (0.43%) Vagrant
13 8 (0.29%) Subversion
13 8 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
14 5 (0.18%) Sonatype Nexus
14 5 (0.18%) WinDbg
15 4 (0.14%) GCC
16 3 (0.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 377 (13.56%) Finance
2 207 (7.45%) Public Sector
3 100 (3.60%) Telecoms
4 59 (2.12%) Banking
5 55 (1.98%) Retail
6 50 (1.80%) Marketing
7 37 (1.33%) Legal
8 33 (1.19%) Manufacturing
9 32 (1.15%) Law
10 31 (1.12%) Games
11 28 (1.01%) Electronics
12 25 (0.90%) Advertising
13 22 (0.79%) Aerospace
14 15 (0.54%) Back Office
14 15 (0.54%) Billing
14 15 (0.54%) Fire and Rescue
15 14 (0.50%) Investment Banking
16 11 (0.40%) Police
16 11 (0.40%) Publishing
17 7 (0.25%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (1.69%) Web Services
2 38 (1.37%) JSON
3 28 (1.01%) RabbitMQ
4 27 (0.97%) .NET
5 25 (0.90%) Software Packaging
6 22 (0.79%) Middleware
6 22 (0.79%) REST
7 20 (0.72%) LDAP
8 15 (0.54%) HTML
9 11 (0.40%) Elastic Stack
10 10 (0.36%) 802.1X
10 10 (0.36%) YAML
11 9 (0.32%) LAMP
12 8 (0.29%) .NET Core
12 8 (0.29%) CSS
12 8 (0.29%) LEMP Stack
13 6 (0.22%) COM
13 6 (0.22%) Kafka
14 5 (0.18%) HTML5
14 5 (0.18%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 433 (15.58%) Data Centre
2 124 (4.46%) Management Information System
3 110 (3.96%) Analytical Skills
4 101 (3.63%) Clustering
5 85 (3.06%) Public Cloud
6 82 (2.95%) Private Cloud
7 74 (2.66%) Replication
8 61 (2.19%) Self-Motivation
9 55 (1.98%) Driving Licence
10 45 (1.62%) Hybrid Cloud
11 33 (1.19%) Hedge funds
12 32 (1.15%) User Experience
13 30 (1.08%) Fat Client
13 30 (1.08%) Thin Client
14 29 (1.04%) Video Conferencing
15 27 (0.97%) EMC VNX
15 27 (0.97%) Enterprise Storage
16 22 (0.79%) Greenfield Project
16 22 (0.79%) PKI
17 21 (0.76%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1,816 (65.32%) Windows
2 1,148 (41.29%) Windows Server
3 613 (22.05%) Linux
4 440 (15.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 315 (11.33%) Windows 10
6 313 (11.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 148 (5.32%) Windows 7
8 146 (5.25%) Unix
9 115 (4.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 95 (3.42%) Windows Server 2003
11 77 (2.77%) CentOS
12 59 (2.12%) Ubuntu
13 58 (2.09%) Windows 8
14 53 (1.91%) Mac OS
15 25 (0.90%) Apple iOS
16 23 (0.83%) Android
17 22 (0.79%) Debian
18 18 (0.65%) VMS
19 16 (0.58%) Fedora
20 15 (0.54%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,705 (97.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 597 (21.47%) ITIL
3 365 (13.13%) DevOps
4 308 (11.08%) Agile Software Development
5 256 (9.21%) Migration
6 246 (8.85%) Problem-Solving
7 216 (7.77%) Mentoring
8 180 (6.47%) Disaster Recovery
9 166 (5.97%) Service Management
10 160 (5.76%) Configuration Management
11 148 (5.32%) Project Delivery
12 144 (5.18%) Cybersecurity
13 127 (4.57%) Change Management
14 115 (4.14%) High Availability
15 114 (4.10%) Continuous Improvement
16 113 (4.06%) Service Delivery
17 112 (4.03%) Coaching
18 109 (3.92%) Infrastructure as Code
19 100 (3.60%) Patch Management
20 99 (3.56%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 682 (24.53%) PowerShell
2 305 (10.97%) SQL
3 248 (8.92%) Python
4 168 (6.04%) Bash Shell
5 80 (2.88%) Java
6 56 (2.01%) C
7 54 (1.94%) Go
7 54 (1.94%) Ruby
8 48 (1.73%) PHP
9 47 (1.69%) Perl
10 46 (1.65%) JavaScript
11 43 (1.55%) Shell Script
12 37 (1.33%) C++
13 35 (1.26%) C#
14 16 (0.58%) VBScript
15 15 (0.54%) Lua
16 11 (0.40%) Korn
17 8 (0.29%) MATLAB
18 7 (0.25%) T-SQL
19 6 (0.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 367 (13.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 248 (8.92%) MCSE
3 222 (7.99%) Cisco Certification
4 203 (7.30%) Security Cleared
5 164 (5.90%) CCNA
6 162 (5.83%) MCSA
7 147 (5.29%) Degree
8 121 (4.35%) CCNP
9 107 (3.85%) SC Cleared
10 85 (3.06%) DV Cleared
11 82 (2.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 59 (2.12%) MCP
13 56 (2.01%) ITIL Certification
14 47 (1.69%) Citrix Certification
15 35 (1.26%) CCA
16 32 (1.15%) RHCE
17 30 (1.08%) MCITP
18 28 (1.01%) Computer Science Degree
19 17 (0.61%) CISSP
20 14 (0.50%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 159 (5.72%) SLA
2 78 (2.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 43 (1.55%) PCI DSS
4 30 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 20 (0.72%) COBIT
6 18 (0.65%) Cyber Essentials
7 12 (0.43%) QA
8 10 (0.36%) Data Quality
9 9 (0.32%) GDPR
10 4 (0.14%) NIST
10 4 (0.14%) RMADS
10 4 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.11%) DICOM
12 2 (0.072%) NCSC
13 1 (0.036%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 1 (0.036%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 1 (0.036%) ISO 14001
13 1 (0.036%) ISO 9001
13 1 (0.036%) JSP 440
13 1 (0.036%) PSD2
System Software
1 1,412 (50.79%) Active Directory
2 931 (33.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 682 (24.53%) Hyper-V
4 255 (9.17%) XenApp
5 204 (7.34%) vSphere
6 201 (7.23%) Docker
7 189 (6.80%) VMware ESXi
8 132 (4.75%) XenDesktop
9 115 (4.14%) Virtual Machines
10 100 (3.60%) Virtual Servers
11 62 (2.23%) Microsoft App-V
12 32 (1.15%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 30 (1.08%) Firmware
14 29 (1.04%) Terminal Services
14 29 (1.04%) VMware Workstation
15 24 (0.86%) Virtual Desktop
16 23 (0.83%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 22 (0.79%) VirtualBox
18 20 (0.72%) NFS
19 18 (0.65%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 530 (19.06%) SCCM
2 193 (6.94%) Ansible
3 159 (5.72%) Terraform
4 152 (5.47%) SCOM
5 151 (5.43%) Kubernetes
5 151 (5.43%) Puppet
6 132 (4.75%) WSUS
7 83 (2.99%) Opscode Chef
8 74 (2.66%) Microsoft Intune
9 70 (2.52%) SCOrch
10 68 (2.45%) vCenter Server
11 61 (2.19%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 59 (2.12%) Nagios
13 47 (1.69%) Backup Exec
14 39 (1.40%) NetBackup
15 38 (1.37%) SCVMM
16 27 (0.97%) Nessus
17 26 (0.94%) Norton AntiVirus
18 24 (0.86%) vRealize
19 21 (0.76%) Salt
Vendors
1 1,508 (54.24%) VMware
2 1,304 (46.91%) Microsoft
3 665 (23.92%) Cisco
4 574 (20.65%) Citrix
5 219 (7.88%) Veeam
6 218 (7.84%) HP
7 166 (5.97%) Dell
8 164 (5.90%) NetApp
9 107 (3.85%) Red Hat
10 100 (3.60%) EMC
11 88 (3.17%) SolarWinds
12 86 (3.09%) Google
13 84 (3.02%) Meraki
14 71 (2.55%) CheckPoint
14 71 (2.55%) Palo Alto
15 70 (2.52%) McAfee
16 69 (2.48%) Symantec
17 60 (2.16%) 3PAR
18 59 (2.12%) Juniper
19 54 (1.94%) Oracle