Period
to 11 May 2021

The median annual salary for an Infrastructure Engineer was £46,750 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 11 May 2021.

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
11 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 163 171 179
Rank change year-on-year +8 +8 +44
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 1,788 2,078 2,957
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.03% 2.09% 2.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.19% 2.20% 2.10%
Number of salaries quoted 1,460 1,818 2,553
10th Percentile £32,750 £32,500 £31,875
25th Percentile £38,500 £37,500 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £46,750 £47,125 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -0.80% +4.72% -
75th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £58,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,870 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.58% - +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 81,761 94,601 140,805
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.77% 95.31% 96.03%
Number of salaries quoted 63,171 76,834 113,065
10th Percentile £31,500 £30,000 £28,500
25th Percentile £41,000 £38,750 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% -

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 11 May 2021.

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 11 May 2021. 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 +3 1,612 £47,250 -0.53% 448
UK excluding London +2 1,277 £44,870 +5.58% 365
London -37 417 £58,000 +5.45% 96
South East +32 364 £45,000 -3.23% 80
North of England -16 336 £42,500 - 116
Work from Home +6 277 £48,500 -3.00% 64
Midlands -20 193 £42,500 - 71
South West -21 167 £42,500 - 41
North West -22 155 £43,000 -8.02% 67
Yorkshire -13 144 £42,500 +6.25% 36
East of England +8 112 £47,500 +9.63% 44
West Midlands -18 104 £42,500 -5.56% 33
East Midlands -1 89 £40,000 -5.88% 37
Scotland -11 52 £47,500 -5.00% 6
Wales +49 42 £35,000 -0.71% 6
North East +7 37 £47,500 +19.24% 13
Northern Ireland - 8 £45,000 - 1
Channel Islands - 3 - -

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 May 2021, 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 1,732 (96.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1,087 (60.79%) Windows
3 1,034 (57.83%) Azure
4 966 (54.03%) VMware
5 912 (51.01%) Active Directory
6 896 (50.11%) Microsoft
7 747 (41.78%) Windows Server
8 745 (41.67%) Microsoft 365
9 624 (34.90%) VMware Infrastructure
10 511 (28.58%) PowerShell
11 507 (28.36%) Firewall
12 471 (26.34%) Linux
13 466 (26.06%) AWS
14 379 (21.20%) DNS
15 366 (20.47%) Hyper-V
16 359 (20.08%) Cisco
17 316 (17.67%) Social Skills
18 281 (15.72%) ITIL
19 273 (15.27%) SAN
20 268 (14.99%) Citrix
20 268 (14.99%) DHCP
21 248 (13.87%) Data Centre
22 241 (13.48%) WAN
23 238 (13.31%) DevOps
24 236 (13.20%) LAN
25 232 (12.98%) SCCM
26 217 (12.14%) MS Exchange
26 217 (12.14%) Finance
27 201 (11.24%) SQL
28 200 (11.19%) Azure Active Directory

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
1 217 (12.14%) MS Exchange
2 140 (7.83%) SharePoint
3 97 (5.43%) IIS
4 52 (2.91%) Exchange Server 2010
5 43 (2.40%) Apache
6 32 (1.79%) Confluence
7 31 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2013
8 27 (1.51%) Skype for Business
9 14 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
10 11 (0.62%) OpenStack
11 10 (0.56%) Apache Spark
11 10 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2003
11 10 (0.56%) nginx
12 7 (0.39%) Tomcat
13 6 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2007
14 5 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
15 3 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
15 3 (0.17%) JBoss
15 3 (0.17%) SAS
15 3 (0.17%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 109 (6.10%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.17%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.056%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.056%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (0.50%) Sentinel
2 7 (0.39%) Workfront
3 3 (0.17%) Endur
3 3 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.11%) BambooHR
5 1 (0.056%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.056%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.056%) Maximo
5 1 (0.056%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1,034 (57.83%) Azure
2 745 (41.67%) Microsoft 365
3 466 (26.06%) AWS
4 200 (11.19%) Azure Active Directory
5 155 (8.67%) IaaS
6 128 (7.16%) SaaS
7 112 (6.26%) PaaS
8 74 (4.14%) GCP
9 48 (2.68%) Cloud Computing
10 46 (2.57%) OpenShift
11 35 (1.96%) Mimecast
12 34 (1.90%) OneDrive
13 30 (1.68%) Serverless
14 29 (1.62%) Google Workspace
15 26 (1.45%) IBM Cloud
16 24 (1.34%) Power Platform
17 19 (1.06%) Dynamics 365
18 15 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
18 15 (0.84%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 14 (0.78%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 507 (28.36%) Firewall
2 379 (21.20%) DNS
3 273 (15.27%) SAN
4 268 (14.99%) DHCP
5 241 (13.48%) WAN
6 236 (13.20%) LAN
7 181 (10.12%) VLAN
8 176 (9.84%) TCP/IP
9 153 (8.56%) VPN
10 84 (4.70%) Wireless
11 82 (4.59%) NAS
12 73 (4.08%) Network Security
13 58 (3.24%) Internet
14 53 (2.96%) Wi-Fi
15 49 (2.74%) MPLS
16 45 (2.52%) Fibre Channel
17 43 (2.40%) iSCSI
17 43 (2.40%) VoIP
18 42 (2.35%) WLAN
19 41 (2.29%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (7.72%) SQL Server
2 28 (1.57%) MySQL
3 27 (1.51%) Amazon RDS
4 18 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
5 16 (0.89%) MongoDB
6 13 (0.73%) NoSQL
7 12 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
8 10 (0.56%) Azure SQL Database
8 10 (0.56%) Power BI
9 9 (0.50%) Big Data
10 8 (0.45%) Relational Database
11 7 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
11 7 (0.39%) SQL Server 2014
11 7 (0.39%) SQL Server 2016
12 6 (0.34%) InfluxDB
12 6 (0.34%) RDBMS
13 5 (0.28%) Hadoop
14 4 (0.22%) Apache Cassandra
14 4 (0.22%) Impala
14 4 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 46 (2.57%) Git (software)
1 46 (2.57%) Jenkins
2 45 (2.52%) JIRA
3 42 (2.35%) GitLab
4 27 (1.51%) Subversion
5 25 (1.40%) TeamCity
6 24 (1.34%) Maven
7 11 (0.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 8 (0.45%) Bitbucket
9 5 (0.28%) Sonatype Nexus
9 5 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (0.22%) Ant
10 4 (0.22%) Artifactory
10 4 (0.22%) Gradle
10 4 (0.22%) Selenium
10 4 (0.22%) Visual Studio
11 3 (0.17%) Travis CI
11 3 (0.17%) Visual Studio Team System
12 2 (0.11%) Octopus Deploy
12 2 (0.11%) Terragrunt
General
1 316 (17.67%) Social Skills
2 217 (12.14%) Finance
3 86 (4.81%) Analytical Skills
4 76 (4.25%) Telecoms
5 47 (2.63%) Law
6 45 (2.52%) Retail
7 44 (2.46%) Organisational Skills
8 43 (2.40%) Public Sector
9 29 (1.62%) Legal
10 28 (1.57%) Banking
11 21 (1.17%) Manufacturing
12 17 (0.95%) Public Speaking
13 16 (0.89%) Documentation Skills
14 15 (0.84%) Electronics
14 15 (0.84%) Presentation Skills
15 13 (0.73%) Marketing
16 12 (0.67%) Back Office
16 12 (0.67%) Local Government
16 12 (0.67%) Military
17 10 (0.56%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (4.98%) Web Services
2 30 (1.68%) LDAP
3 27 (1.51%) Kafka
4 19 (1.06%) REST
5 18 (1.01%) React
6 14 (0.78%) Middleware
7 13 (0.73%) SAML
8 12 (0.67%) RabbitMQ
9 11 (0.62%) .NET
9 11 (0.62%) Elastic Stack
10 9 (0.50%) COM
10 9 (0.50%) LAMP
10 9 (0.50%) OAuth
10 9 (0.50%) YAML
11 8 (0.45%) JSON
12 6 (0.34%) 802.1X
12 6 (0.34%) Azure Blueprints
12 6 (0.34%) LEMP Stack
13 4 (0.22%) Velocity
13 4 (0.22%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 248 (13.87%) Data Centre
2 112 (6.26%) Public Cloud
3 50 (2.80%) Hybrid Cloud
4 48 (2.68%) Clustering
4 48 (2.68%) Private Cloud
5 47 (2.63%) Management Information System
6 42 (2.35%) Self-Motivation
7 34 (1.90%) Replication
8 25 (1.40%) Cloud Native
9 21 (1.17%) Algorithms
10 18 (1.01%) PKI
11 17 (0.95%) Data Structures
11 17 (0.95%) Driving Licence
12 16 (0.89%) Linux Command Line
13 14 (0.78%) Enterprise Storage
13 14 (0.78%) Fat Client
13 14 (0.78%) Thin Client
14 13 (0.73%) Client/Server
15 12 (0.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 12 (0.67%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 1,087 (60.79%) Windows
2 747 (41.78%) Windows Server
3 471 (26.34%) Linux
4 197 (11.02%) Windows Server 2012
5 191 (10.68%) Windows Server 2016
6 157 (8.78%) Windows 10
7 139 (7.77%) Windows Server 2008
7 139 (7.77%) Windows Server 2019
8 94 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 77 (4.31%) CentOS
10 72 (4.03%) Ubuntu
11 66 (3.69%) Unix
12 60 (3.36%) Windows 7
13 26 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
14 20 (1.12%) Mac OS X
14 20 (1.12%) VMS
15 17 (0.95%) Android
16 16 (0.89%) Mac OS
17 10 (0.56%) Solaris
18 9 (0.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,732 (96.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 281 (15.72%) ITIL
3 238 (13.31%) DevOps
4 191 (10.68%) Migration
5 154 (8.61%) Agile Software Development
6 151 (8.45%) Problem-Solving
7 141 (7.89%) Infrastructure as Code
8 102 (5.70%) Configuration Management
9 99 (5.54%) Project Management
10 98 (5.48%) Disaster Recovery
11 96 (5.37%) Service Management
12 92 (5.15%) Continuous Improvement
12 92 (5.15%) Project Delivery
13 86 (4.81%) Mentoring
14 79 (4.42%) Service Delivery
15 68 (3.80%) Change Management
16 67 (3.75%) Data Science
17 66 (3.69%) Site Reliability Engineering
18 61 (3.41%) Computer Science
19 58 (3.24%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 511 (28.58%) PowerShell
2 201 (11.24%) SQL
3 178 (9.96%) Python
4 116 (6.49%) Bash Shell
5 48 (2.68%) Go
6 42 (2.35%) Java
7 33 (1.85%) JavaScript
8 25 (1.40%) Shell Script
9 20 (1.12%) Perl
10 18 (1.01%) C++
10 18 (1.01%) Ruby
10 18 (1.01%) TypeScript
11 12 (0.67%) T-SQL
12 11 (0.62%) PHP
12 11 (0.62%) VB
13 9 (0.50%) C
14 4 (0.22%) C#
14 4 (0.22%) VBA
15 2 (0.11%) AWK
15 2 (0.11%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 143 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
2 116 (6.49%) Microsoft Certification
3 111 (6.21%) CCNA
4 108 (6.04%) Degree
5 80 (4.47%) MCSE
6 77 (4.31%) Security Cleared
7 56 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 50 (2.80%) SC Cleared
9 46 (2.57%) MCSA
10 37 (2.07%) CCNP
11 31 (1.73%) Computer Science Degree
11 31 (1.73%) DV Cleared
12 28 (1.57%) ITIL Certification
13 26 (1.45%) MCITP
14 22 (1.23%) Master's Degree
15 19 (1.06%) MCP
16 11 (0.62%) RHCE
17 8 (0.45%) CISSP
18 7 (0.39%) CCENT
19 6 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (3.30%) SLA
2 41 (2.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 23 (1.29%) GDPR
4 19 (1.06%) QA
5 17 (0.95%) PCI DSS
6 16 (0.89%) Cyber Essentials
7 14 (0.78%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 10 (0.56%) PMBOK
9 6 (0.34%) ITGC
9 6 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.22%) NIST
11 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 2 (0.11%) PMO
12 1 (0.056%) Data Quality
12 1 (0.056%) Def Stans
12 1 (0.056%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 1 (0.056%) IEC 61131
12 1 (0.056%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.056%) Solvency II
System Software
1 912 (51.01%) Active Directory
2 624 (34.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 366 (20.47%) Hyper-V
4 153 (8.56%) Docker
5 124 (6.94%) VMware ESXi
5 124 (6.94%) vSphere
6 73 (4.08%) XenApp
7 65 (3.64%) XenDesktop
8 64 (3.58%) Virtual Machines
9 57 (3.19%) Virtual Servers
10 36 (2.01%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 28 (1.57%) Terminal Server
11 28 (1.57%) Virtual Desktop
12 20 (1.12%) RHEV
13 18 (1.01%) VMware NSX
14 11 (0.62%) NFS
14 11 (0.62%) VMware Server
15 10 (0.56%) DFS Replication
15 10 (0.56%) Xen
16 9 (0.50%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 232 (12.98%) SCCM
2 190 (10.63%) Ansible
3 160 (8.95%) Kubernetes
4 142 (7.94%) Microsoft Intune
5 136 (7.61%) Terraform
6 104 (5.82%) Puppet
7 67 (3.75%) SCOM
8 53 (2.96%) vCenter Server
9 35 (1.96%) vRealize
10 31 (1.73%) Opscode Chef
11 27 (1.51%) Nagios
11 27 (1.51%) WSUS
12 21 (1.17%) Failover Clustering
13 19 (1.06%) NetBackup
14 17 (0.95%) SCVMM
15 16 (0.89%) AirWatch
15 16 (0.89%) Single Sign-On
16 15 (0.84%) Jamf Pro
16 15 (0.84%) Microsoft Clustering
17 14 (0.78%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 966 (54.03%) VMware
2 896 (50.11%) Microsoft
3 359 (20.08%) Cisco
4 268 (14.99%) Citrix
5 140 (7.83%) Veeam
6 115 (6.43%) Red Hat
7 95 (5.31%) HP
8 92 (5.15%) Meraki
9 88 (4.92%) Dell
10 77 (4.31%) NetApp
11 70 (3.91%) EMC
11 70 (3.91%) Oracle
12 64 (3.58%) Google
12 64 (3.58%) IBM
13 57 (3.19%) F5
14 46 (2.57%) Juniper
15 43 (2.40%) SolarWinds
16 38 (2.13%) SonicWALL
17 34 (1.90%) CommVault
18 33 (1.85%) Palo Alto