Period
to 25 November 2020

The median annual salary for an Infrastructure Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 November 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
25 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 166 169 203
Rank change year-on-year +3 +34 +18
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 1,132 2,678 2,810
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.07% 1.99% 1.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.17% 2.08% 1.83%
Number of salaries quoted 1,104 2,354 2,536
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.18% - +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 52,132 128,964 153,286
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.11% 95.60% 95.88%
Number of salaries quoted 43,454 103,194 123,472
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +3.09%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £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 25 November 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 25 November 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 +3 1,045 £47,500 +5.56% 298
UK excluding London +11 723 £43,000 +1.18% 269
London +20 371 £60,000 +8.60% 50
North of England +14 233 £42,500 +6.25% 91
South East +32 184 £45,000 +5.88% 55
Work from Home +58 132 £50,000 +5.26% 33
North West +12 126 £45,000 +8.93% 42
South West +18 112 £38,500 -9.41% 35
Midlands -31 93 £40,000 -5.88% 47
Yorkshire +20 80 £40,000 - 41
West Midlands -11 56 £42,500 -5.03% 22
Wales +58 42 £39,500 - 8
East of England +44 40 £45,000 +1.52% 19
East Midlands -2 37 £40,000 - 25
North East +7 27 £45,000 +14.84% 8
Scotland +52 18 £45,000 +9.76% 13
Northern Ireland +20 4 £52,500 - 1

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 1,084 (95.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 719 (63.52%) Windows
3 623 (55.04%) Azure
4 611 (53.98%) VMware
5 574 (50.71%) Microsoft
6 534 (47.17%) Active Directory
7 461 (40.72%) Windows Server
8 456 (40.28%) Office 365
9 381 (33.66%) VMware Infrastructure
10 294 (25.97%) Cisco
11 293 (25.88%) PowerShell
12 284 (25.09%) Linux
13 269 (23.76%) AWS
14 264 (23.32%) Firewall
15 212 (18.73%) Hyper-V
16 207 (18.29%) ITIL
17 189 (16.70%) WAN
18 180 (15.90%) Citrix
19 177 (15.64%) DevOps
20 176 (15.55%) DNS
21 169 (14.93%) SAN
22 167 (14.75%) Windows Server 2012
23 162 (14.31%) SCCM
24 151 (13.34%) Finance
25 145 (12.81%) LAN
25 145 (12.81%) Windows Server 2016
26 133 (11.75%) SQL
27 130 (11.48%) MS Exchange
28 127 (11.22%) DHCP
29 125 (11.04%) Microsoft Certification

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
1 130 (11.48%) MS Exchange
2 98 (8.66%) SharePoint
3 43 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2013
3 43 (3.80%) IIS
4 38 (3.36%) Skype for Business
5 33 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2010
6 21 (1.86%) Apache
6 21 (1.86%) Tomcat
7 12 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
8 10 (0.88%) Apache Spark
9 8 (0.71%) Confluence
10 7 (0.62%) nginx
11 5 (0.44%) ColdFusion
11 5 (0.44%) Site Server
12 4 (0.35%) Ethereum
13 3 (0.27%) OpenStack
13 3 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
14 2 (0.18%) Apache Pulsar
14 2 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
14 2 (0.18%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 72 (6.36%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.27%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.088%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (0.53%) Workfront
2 4 (0.35%) Quorum
3 1 (0.088%) BASE24
3 1 (0.088%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.088%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.088%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.088%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.088%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 623 (55.04%) Azure
2 456 (40.28%) Office 365
3 269 (23.76%) AWS
4 101 (8.92%) Azure Active Directory
5 83 (7.33%) IaaS
6 59 (5.21%) SaaS
7 54 (4.77%) GCP
8 46 (4.06%) PaaS
9 30 (2.65%) Cloud Computing
9 30 (2.65%) OneDrive
10 25 (2.21%) Amazon EC2
11 23 (2.03%) Amazon S3
12 17 (1.50%) Mimecast
13 15 (1.33%) Serverless
14 14 (1.24%) AWS CloudFormation
15 12 (1.06%) Amazon ECS
15 12 (1.06%) Route 53
15 12 (1.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 11 (0.97%) IBM Cloud
16 11 (0.97%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 264 (23.32%) Firewall
2 189 (16.70%) WAN
3 176 (15.55%) DNS
4 169 (14.93%) SAN
5 145 (12.81%) LAN
6 127 (11.22%) DHCP
7 79 (6.98%) VPN
8 78 (6.89%) VLAN
9 71 (6.27%) TCP/IP
10 51 (4.51%) Skype
11 44 (3.89%) VoIP
12 43 (3.80%) NetScaler
13 39 (3.45%) Network Security
14 34 (3.00%) Unified Communications
15 32 (2.83%) Internet
16 31 (2.74%) Wi-Fi
17 29 (2.56%) Remote Desktop
18 25 (2.21%) MPLS
19 24 (2.12%) Wireless
20 22 (1.94%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (9.98%) SQL Server
2 23 (2.03%) MySQL
3 13 (1.15%) Hadoop
4 11 (0.97%) Amazon Athena
5 10 (0.88%) Amazon RDS
6 9 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
7 8 (0.71%) Azure SQL Database
7 8 (0.71%) MongoDB
7 8 (0.71%) NoSQL
7 8 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (0.62%) SQL Server 2014
9 6 (0.53%) Big Data
10 5 (0.44%) Oracle Database
10 5 (0.44%) SQL Server 2016
11 4 (0.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 4 (0.35%) InfluxDB
11 4 (0.35%) Relational Database
11 4 (0.35%) SQL Server 2005
12 3 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 42 (3.71%) Jenkins
2 29 (2.56%) Git (software)
3 24 (2.12%) GitLab
4 15 (1.33%) JIRA
5 8 (0.71%) Sonatype Nexus
5 8 (0.71%) TeamCity
6 6 (0.53%) Octopus Deploy
7 5 (0.44%) Artifactory
8 4 (0.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (0.27%) Bitbucket
9 3 (0.27%) CircleCI
10 2 (0.18%) Maven
10 2 (0.18%) RStudio
10 2 (0.18%) Subversion
10 2 (0.18%) Travis CI
11 1 (0.088%) Bitbucket Server
11 1 (0.088%) Spinnaker
11 1 (0.088%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.088%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.088%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 151 (13.34%) Finance
2 44 (3.89%) Telecoms
3 41 (3.62%) Public Sector
4 29 (2.56%) Law
5 27 (2.39%) Banking
6 14 (1.24%) Advertising
7 13 (1.15%) Legal
8 12 (1.06%) Military
9 10 (0.88%) Local Government
9 10 (0.88%) Manufacturing
10 9 (0.80%) Marketing
10 9 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
11 7 (0.62%) Electronics
12 6 (0.53%) Retail
13 5 (0.44%) Back Office
14 4 (0.35%) Housing Association
15 3 (0.27%) Investment Banking
15 3 (0.27%) Publishing
16 1 (0.088%) Aerospace
16 1 (0.088%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (2.39%) Web Services
2 13 (1.15%) LDAP
3 12 (1.06%) Kafka
4 9 (0.80%) .NET
4 9 (0.80%) Elastic Stack
4 9 (0.80%) YAML
5 8 (0.71%) JMS
6 6 (0.53%) WSH
7 5 (0.44%) XMPP
8 4 (0.35%) COM
8 4 (0.35%) JSON
8 4 (0.35%) REST
8 4 (0.35%) X-Windows
9 3 (0.27%) RabbitMQ
9 3 (0.27%) Shiny
9 3 (0.27%) SOAP
9 3 (0.27%) WebRTC
9 3 (0.27%) XML
10 2 (0.18%) LAMP
10 2 (0.18%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 108 (9.54%) Data Centre
2 46 (4.06%) Private Cloud
3 32 (2.83%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (2.83%) Public Cloud
4 31 (2.74%) Clustering
5 29 (2.56%) Replication
6 28 (2.47%) Self-Motivation
7 21 (1.86%) Management Information System
8 20 (1.77%) Client/Server
8 20 (1.77%) Driving Licence
9 18 (1.59%) Fat Client
9 18 (1.59%) Thin Client
10 15 (1.33%) Hybrid Cloud
10 15 (1.33%) PKI
11 12 (1.06%) NHS
12 10 (0.88%) User Experience
13 9 (0.80%) BYOD
14 7 (0.62%) Greenfield Project
14 7 (0.62%) Hedge funds
15 6 (0.53%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 719 (63.52%) Windows
2 461 (40.72%) Windows Server
3 284 (25.09%) Linux
4 167 (14.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 145 (12.81%) Windows Server 2016
6 108 (9.54%) Windows 10
7 74 (6.54%) Windows Server 2008
7 74 (6.54%) Windows Server 2019
8 56 (4.95%) Windows 7
9 49 (4.33%) CentOS
10 38 (3.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 31 (2.74%) Unix
12 18 (1.59%) Windows 8
13 16 (1.41%) Ubuntu
14 11 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
15 9 (0.80%) Debian
15 9 (0.80%) VMS
16 8 (0.71%) Android
16 8 (0.71%) Solaris
17 7 (0.62%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,084 (95.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 207 (18.29%) ITIL
3 177 (15.64%) DevOps
4 103 (9.10%) Problem-Solving
5 93 (8.22%) Project Delivery
6 85 (7.51%) Migration
7 76 (6.71%) Service Management
8 74 (6.54%) Disaster Recovery
9 72 (6.36%) Configuration Management
10 69 (6.10%) Infrastructure as Code
11 67 (5.92%) Continuous Improvement
11 67 (5.92%) Mentoring
12 61 (5.39%) Agile Software Development
13 43 (3.80%) Proactive Monitoring
14 42 (3.71%) ITSM
15 41 (3.62%) Change Management
15 41 (3.62%) Service Delivery
16 40 (3.53%) Patch Management
17 38 (3.36%) Business Continuity
17 38 (3.36%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 293 (25.88%) PowerShell
2 133 (11.75%) SQL
3 119 (10.51%) Python
4 52 (4.59%) Bash Shell
5 30 (2.65%) Go
6 29 (2.56%) Shell Script
7 26 (2.30%) Ruby
8 10 (0.88%) C
8 10 (0.88%) Java
8 10 (0.88%) JavaScript
9 8 (0.71%) Perl
9 8 (0.71%) PHP
10 6 (0.53%) TypeScript
10 6 (0.53%) VBScript
11 4 (0.35%) C#
12 3 (0.27%) Elixir
12 3 (0.27%) Groovy
12 3 (0.27%) R
13 2 (0.18%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.18%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 125 (11.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 91 (8.04%) MCSE
3 85 (7.51%) Cisco Certification
4 84 (7.42%) Security Cleared
5 78 (6.89%) CCNA
6 64 (5.65%) SC Cleared
7 62 (5.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 57 (5.04%) MCSA
9 44 (3.89%) Degree
10 27 (2.39%) RHCE
11 24 (2.12%) MCP
12 16 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
12 16 (1.41%) MCITP
13 15 (1.33%) CCNP
14 14 (1.24%) DV Cleared
15 11 (0.97%) CCSA
16 8 (0.71%) Check Point Certification
17 7 (0.62%) CCA
17 7 (0.62%) CISSP
17 7 (0.62%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (3.98%) SLA
2 25 (2.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (0.88%) GDPR
4 9 (0.80%) ISO 9001
5 7 (0.62%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.44%) PMO
6 5 (0.44%) QA
7 4 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.088%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 534 (47.17%) Active Directory
2 381 (33.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 212 (18.73%) Hyper-V
4 100 (8.83%) Docker
5 83 (7.33%) vSphere
6 72 (6.36%) VMware ESXi
7 57 (5.04%) XenApp
8 42 (3.71%) Virtual Servers
9 38 (3.36%) Virtual Machines
10 32 (2.83%) Virtual Desktop
11 30 (2.65%) XenDesktop
12 18 (1.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 17 (1.50%) VMware Server
14 12 (1.06%) VMware NSX
15 10 (0.88%) KVM
16 7 (0.62%) Firmware
17 5 (0.44%) oVirt
17 5 (0.44%) Slurm Workload Manager
18 3 (0.27%) BitLocker
18 3 (0.27%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 162 (14.31%) SCCM
2 112 (9.89%) Terraform
3 109 (9.63%) Ansible
4 91 (8.04%) Kubernetes
5 81 (7.16%) Puppet
6 73 (6.45%) Microsoft Intune
7 39 (3.45%) SCOM
8 37 (3.27%) Opscode Chef
9 32 (2.83%) WSUS
10 27 (2.39%) SCVMM
11 26 (2.30%) Microsoft Clustering
12 23 (2.03%) Nagios
13 22 (1.94%) Backup Exec
14 21 (1.86%) vCenter Server
15 12 (1.06%) NetBackup
15 12 (1.06%) Prometheus
15 12 (1.06%) Single Sign-On
16 10 (0.88%) Grafana
17 8 (0.71%) Failover Clustering
17 8 (0.71%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 611 (53.98%) VMware
2 574 (50.71%) Microsoft
3 294 (25.97%) Cisco
4 180 (15.90%) Citrix
5 95 (8.39%) Veeam
6 90 (7.95%) HP
7 71 (6.27%) Red Hat
8 67 (5.92%) Dell
9 47 (4.15%) NetApp
10 37 (3.27%) Sophos
11 36 (3.18%) CheckPoint
11 36 (3.18%) Google
12 34 (3.00%) EMC
12 34 (3.00%) Meraki
13 30 (2.65%) IBM
14 29 (2.56%) SolarWinds
15 24 (2.12%) Palo Alto
16 22 (1.94%) F5
17 19 (1.68%) CommVault
17 19 (1.68%) Oracle