Period
to 20 January 2020

The median annual salary for an Infrastructure Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 January 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
20 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 166 200 220
Rank change year-on-year +34 +20 +5
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 2,563 2,673 2,756
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.04% 1.79% 1.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.14% 1.86% 1.65%
Number of salaries quoted 2,156 2,337 2,470
UK median annual salary £45,000 £46,903 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.06% +10.36% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,950 £30,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £68,750 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £39,479
% change year-on-year - +7.65% -1.30%

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 119,829 143,469 166,598
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.58% 95.92% 96.23%
Number of salaries quoted 95,868 114,667 135,349
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £80,000
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 January 2020.

Salary histogram for Infrastructure Engineer in the UK

Infrastructure Engineer
Top 16 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 January 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 +32 2,433 £45,000 -4.26% 490
UK excluding London +53 1,674 £42,500 - 396
London -3 822 £55,000 - 117
South East +45 476 £43,772 -2.73% 97
North of England +51 472 £40,000 -4.76% 125
Midlands +47 290 £42,500 - 56
North West +87 279 £42,500 +1.19% 63
South West +18 208 £40,000 - 52
West Midlands +15 169 £42,500 - 32
East of England +60 159 £42,500 -2.86% 43
Yorkshire +10 157 £40,000 - 53
East Midlands +42 121 £40,000 -5.88% 24
Scotland +47 45 £37,500 -21.05% 14
North East -4 36 £40,351 -19.30% 9
Wales -37 24 £40,000 - 6
Channel Islands +2 1 £65,000 - 1

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 2,521 (98.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1,658 (64.69%) Windows
3 1,348 (52.59%) VMware
4 1,206 (47.05%) Active Directory
5 1,189 (46.39%) Microsoft
6 1,082 (42.22%) Azure
7 1,024 (39.95%) Windows Server
8 967 (37.73%) Office 365
9 826 (32.23%) VMware Infrastructure
10 669 (26.10%) Firewall
11 615 (24.00%) PowerShell
12 609 (23.76%) Linux
13 584 (22.79%) Cisco
14 539 (21.03%) AWS
15 527 (20.56%) Hyper-V
16 504 (19.66%) DNS
17 442 (17.25%) Citrix
18 439 (17.13%) SCCM
19 429 (16.74%) ITIL
20 400 (15.61%) Data Centre
21 398 (15.53%) DHCP
22 393 (15.33%) SAN
23 385 (15.02%) Windows Server 2012
24 384 (14.98%) DevOps
25 373 (14.55%) MS Exchange
26 356 (13.89%) Finance
27 316 (12.33%) TCP/IP
28 303 (11.82%) WAN
29 302 (11.78%) Windows 10
30 290 (11.31%) LAN

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
1 373 (14.55%) MS Exchange
2 212 (8.27%) SharePoint
3 148 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2010
4 139 (5.42%) IIS
5 109 (4.25%) Skype for Business
6 104 (4.06%) Exchange Server 2013
7 27 (1.05%) nginx
8 21 (0.82%) Apache
9 19 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
10 18 (0.70%) SAS
11 17 (0.66%) Confluence
11 17 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2007
12 14 (0.55%) WebLogic
13 13 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
14 11 (0.43%) JBoss
15 10 (0.39%) PowerExchange
15 10 (0.39%) Tomcat
16 7 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
17 6 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
18 5 (0.20%) OpenStack
Applications
1 149 (5.81%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (0.55%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.12%) Acrobat
5 3 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.12%) InDesign
5 3 (0.12%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.039%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.039%) Gliffy
Business Applications
1 5 (0.20%) Workfront
2 4 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.078%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.078%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.078%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.039%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 1,082 (42.22%) Azure
2 967 (37.73%) Office 365
3 539 (21.03%) AWS
4 177 (6.91%) IaaS
5 154 (6.01%) Azure Active Directory
6 143 (5.58%) SaaS
7 132 (5.15%) PaaS
8 64 (2.50%) GCP
9 56 (2.18%) Cloud Computing
10 51 (1.99%) Amazon EC2
11 47 (1.83%) Mimecast
12 44 (1.72%) AWS CloudFormation
13 41 (1.60%) OpenShift
14 38 (1.48%) Serverless
15 35 (1.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 34 (1.33%) OneDrive
17 29 (1.13%) Amazon S3
18 26 (1.01%) Amazon ECS
19 20 (0.78%) AWS Lambda
19 20 (0.78%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 669 (26.10%) Firewall
2 504 (19.66%) DNS
3 398 (15.53%) DHCP
4 393 (15.33%) SAN
5 316 (12.33%) TCP/IP
6 303 (11.82%) WAN
7 290 (11.31%) LAN
8 191 (7.45%) VPN
9 162 (6.32%) VLAN
10 147 (5.74%) NAS
11 113 (4.41%) Wireless
12 107 (4.17%) VoIP
13 103 (4.02%) Skype
14 95 (3.71%) iSCSI
15 75 (2.93%) Network Security
16 67 (2.61%) NetScaler
17 63 (2.46%) Cisco ASA
17 63 (2.46%) Internet
18 51 (1.99%) Wi-Fi
19 49 (1.91%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 270 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 52 (2.03%) MySQL
3 28 (1.09%) Amazon RDS
4 26 (1.01%) Big Data
5 24 (0.94%) PostgreSQL
5 24 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
5 24 (0.94%) SQL Server 2016
6 17 (0.66%) Oracle Database
6 17 (0.66%) Redis
7 15 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
8 13 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
9 12 (0.47%) MongoDB
10 10 (0.39%) PowerCenter
11 8 (0.31%) Crystal Reports
11 8 (0.31%) Power BI
11 8 (0.31%) SQL Server 2014
11 8 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 7 (0.27%) NoSQL
13 6 (0.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 5 (0.20%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 60 (2.34%) Git (software)
2 53 (2.07%) Jenkins
3 37 (1.44%) JIRA
4 28 (1.09%) Bitbucket
5 19 (0.74%) MSI
6 15 (0.59%) Visual Studio
7 13 (0.51%) TeamCity
8 12 (0.47%) Subversion
9 11 (0.43%) GitLab
10 9 (0.35%) Octopus Deploy
10 9 (0.35%) TestRail
10 9 (0.35%) Zephyr
11 8 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (0.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 6 (0.23%) Sonatype Nexus
12 6 (0.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 5 (0.20%) Vagrant
13 5 (0.20%) Visual Studio Team System
14 4 (0.16%) Gradle
14 4 (0.16%) WinDbg
General
1 356 (13.89%) Finance
2 130 (5.07%) Public Sector
3 80 (3.12%) Telecoms
4 68 (2.65%) Retail
5 57 (2.22%) Legal
6 46 (1.79%) Law
7 44 (1.72%) Marketing
8 42 (1.64%) Aerospace
9 41 (1.60%) Banking
10 33 (1.29%) Back Office
11 29 (1.13%) Manufacturing
12 28 (1.09%) Advertising
13 21 (0.82%) Games
14 19 (0.74%) Electronics
15 15 (0.59%) Police
16 14 (0.55%) Billing
17 13 (0.51%) Fire and Rescue
17 13 (0.51%) Investment Banking
18 10 (0.39%) Financial Institution
18 10 (0.39%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (1.72%) Web Services
2 33 (1.29%) REST
3 32 (1.25%) .NET
4 31 (1.21%) Middleware
5 26 (1.01%) JSON
6 18 (0.70%) LDAP
6 18 (0.70%) RabbitMQ
7 13 (0.51%) LAMP
7 13 (0.51%) SAML
7 13 (0.51%) Software Packaging
8 11 (0.43%) WSH
9 9 (0.35%) HTML
10 8 (0.31%) Elastic Stack
10 8 (0.31%) YAML
11 7 (0.27%) 802.1X
12 5 (0.20%) LEMP Stack
12 5 (0.20%) Windows SharePoint Services
13 4 (0.16%) CSS
13 4 (0.16%) CSS3
13 4 (0.16%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 400 (15.61%) Data Centre
2 122 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 103 (4.02%) Private Cloud
4 99 (3.86%) Management Information System
5 86 (3.36%) Clustering
6 74 (2.89%) Replication
7 71 (2.77%) Public Cloud
8 59 (2.30%) Self-Motivation
9 51 (1.99%) Driving Licence
10 41 (1.60%) Enterprise Storage
11 39 (1.52%) Hybrid Cloud
12 35 (1.37%) User Experience
13 34 (1.33%) Greenfield Project
14 29 (1.13%) PKI
15 28 (1.09%) Fat Client
15 28 (1.09%) Linux Command Line
15 28 (1.09%) Thin Client
15 28 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
16 21 (0.82%) CCTV
17 18 (0.70%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 1,658 (64.69%) Windows
2 1,024 (39.95%) Windows Server
3 609 (23.76%) Linux
4 385 (15.02%) Windows Server 2012
5 302 (11.78%) Windows 10
6 259 (10.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 107 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 106 (4.14%) Windows 7
9 100 (3.90%) Unix
10 67 (2.61%) Windows Server 2003
11 60 (2.34%) CentOS
12 52 (2.03%) Windows 8
13 47 (1.83%) Ubuntu
14 24 (0.94%) Mac OS
15 23 (0.90%) VMS
16 20 (0.78%) Solaris
17 17 (0.66%) Android
17 17 (0.66%) Apple iOS
17 17 (0.66%) Fedora
18 15 (0.59%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,521 (98.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 429 (16.74%) ITIL
3 384 (14.98%) DevOps
4 287 (11.20%) Agile Software Development
5 231 (9.01%) Migration
6 202 (7.88%) Problem-Solving
7 194 (7.57%) Mentoring
8 166 (6.48%) Configuration Management
9 151 (5.89%) Service Management
10 150 (5.85%) Disaster Recovery
11 148 (5.77%) Cybersecurity
12 134 (5.23%) Change Management
13 119 (4.64%) Information Security
14 115 (4.49%) Continuous Improvement
14 115 (4.49%) Service Delivery
15 108 (4.21%) Coaching
16 106 (4.14%) Infrastructure as Code
17 100 (3.90%) Project Delivery
18 97 (3.78%) Infrastructure Management
19 86 (3.36%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 615 (24.00%) PowerShell
2 252 (9.83%) SQL
3 236 (9.21%) Python
4 161 (6.28%) Bash Shell
5 56 (2.18%) Java
6 46 (1.79%) VBScript
7 44 (1.72%) JavaScript
8 43 (1.68%) C
8 43 (1.68%) PHP
9 40 (1.56%) C#
10 36 (1.40%) Go
11 28 (1.09%) Perl
12 27 (1.05%) Shell Script
13 24 (0.94%) Ruby
14 19 (0.74%) C++
15 15 (0.59%) Lua
16 12 (0.47%) VB
17 10 (0.39%) Korn
18 9 (0.35%) T-SQL
19 3 (0.12%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 281 (10.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 208 (8.12%) MCSE
3 186 (7.26%) Cisco Certification
4 184 (7.18%) Security Cleared
5 145 (5.66%) CCNA
6 141 (5.50%) MCSA
7 115 (4.49%) SC Cleared
8 111 (4.33%) Degree
9 93 (3.63%) CCNP
10 75 (2.93%) DV Cleared
11 70 (2.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 32 (1.25%) CISSP
13 31 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
14 30 (1.17%) MCP
15 27 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
16 26 (1.01%) Citrix Certification
17 25 (0.98%) RHCE
18 23 (0.90%) MCITP
19 21 (0.82%) Network+ Certification
20 19 (0.74%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 136 (5.31%) SLA
2 71 (2.77%) PCI DSS
3 63 (2.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 41 (1.60%) Cyber Essentials
5 28 (1.09%) QA
6 25 (0.98%) COBIT
6 25 (0.98%) GDPR
7 13 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 10 (0.39%) Data Quality
9 7 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 5 (0.20%) NIST
11 4 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 3 (0.12%) NCSC
12 3 (0.12%) RMADS
13 2 (0.078%) DICOM
14 1 (0.039%) GxP
14 1 (0.039%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 1 (0.039%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1,206 (47.05%) Active Directory
2 826 (32.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 527 (20.56%) Hyper-V
4 201 (7.84%) XenApp
5 189 (7.37%) vSphere
6 179 (6.98%) Docker
7 176 (6.87%) VMware ESXi
8 106 (4.14%) Virtual Servers
9 104 (4.06%) Virtual Machines
10 86 (3.36%) XenDesktop
11 35 (1.37%) Microsoft App-V
12 30 (1.17%) Firmware
13 25 (0.98%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 24 (0.94%) NFS
15 22 (0.86%) VMware NSX
16 20 (0.78%) Terminal Services
17 18 (0.70%) VMware Workstation
17 18 (0.70%) Xen
18 17 (0.66%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 17 (0.66%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 439 (17.13%) SCCM
2 186 (7.26%) Ansible
3 154 (6.01%) Terraform
4 147 (5.74%) Kubernetes
5 141 (5.50%) WSUS
6 129 (5.03%) SCOM
7 117 (4.56%) Puppet
8 81 (3.16%) vCenter Server
9 74 (2.89%) Microsoft Intune
10 65 (2.54%) Nagios
11 63 (2.46%) Opscode Chef
12 48 (1.87%) SCOrch
13 39 (1.52%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 31 (1.21%) SCVMM
15 27 (1.05%) NetBackup
16 24 (0.94%) Nessus
17 20 (0.78%) Backup Exec
18 18 (0.70%) ZABBIX
19 17 (0.66%) Single Sign-On
19 17 (0.66%) vRealize
Vendors
1 1,348 (52.59%) VMware
2 1,189 (46.39%) Microsoft
3 584 (22.79%) Cisco
4 442 (17.25%) Citrix
5 184 (7.18%) HP
6 165 (6.44%) Veeam
7 156 (6.09%) NetApp
8 137 (5.35%) Dell
9 112 (4.37%) Red Hat
10 97 (3.78%) EMC
11 90 (3.51%) SolarWinds
12 75 (2.93%) McAfee
13 74 (2.89%) Meraki
14 71 (2.77%) CheckPoint
15 68 (2.65%) Google
15 68 (2.65%) Palo Alto
16 58 (2.26%) Oracle
17 54 (2.11%) 3PAR
17 54 (2.11%) Juniper
18 46 (1.79%) Splunk