Period
to 24 July 2021

The median annual salary for an Infrastructure Engineer was £47,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 July 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
24 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 194 160 165
Rank change year-on-year -34 +5 +54
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 2,022 1,531 3,091
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.79% 2.16% 2.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.96% 2.28% 2.23%
Number of salaries quoted 1,681 1,370 2,696
10th Percentile £33,125 £33,000 £31,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £38,250 £36,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median % change year-on-year -1.05% +3.26% +2.22%
75th Percentile £57,500 £58,750 £60,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £71,250 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +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 103,220 67,273 138,654
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.23% 95.03% 95.87%
Number of salaries quoted 73,547 54,887 112,038
10th Percentile £31,875 £31,250 £28,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 -32 1,850 £47,500 - 424
UK excluding London -25 1,404 £45,000 +2.27% 342
London -74 518 £58,000 -3.33% 103
South East -6 376 £45,000 - 69
North of England -26 362 £45,000 +4.65% 121
Work from Home -48 342 £47,500 -5.00% 80
Midlands -31 233 £40,000 -11.11% 61
South West -25 204 £42,500 +2.41% 40
North West -15 188 £45,500 -5.21% 79
Yorkshire -28 145 £42,500 +6.25% 37
East of England +4 127 £45,000 +0.82% 29
West Midlands -43 118 £40,000 -11.11% 29
East Midlands -7 115 £40,000 -3.03% 32
Scotland -58 52 £47,193 -5.62% 16
Wales -3 44 £38,000 -1.30% 6
North East -14 29 £45,000 +12.50% 5
Northern Ireland -32 4 £43,750 -14.63%
Channel Islands - 3 - -

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 1,983 (98.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1,198 (59.25%) Azure
3 1,181 (58.41%) Windows
4 1,048 (51.83%) VMware
5 1,037 (51.29%) Microsoft
6 1,033 (51.09%) Active Directory
7 831 (41.10%) Microsoft 365
8 782 (38.67%) Windows Server
9 671 (33.18%) VMware Infrastructure
10 594 (29.38%) Firewall
11 563 (27.84%) PowerShell
12 532 (26.31%) Linux
13 520 (25.72%) AWS
14 399 (19.73%) Hyper-V
15 393 (19.44%) Cisco
16 383 (18.94%) DNS
17 358 (17.71%) Social Skills
18 305 (15.08%) DHCP
19 303 (14.99%) ITIL
20 294 (14.54%) DevOps
21 291 (14.39%) SAN
22 290 (14.34%) Citrix
23 280 (13.85%) LAN
24 267 (13.20%) Data Centre
25 261 (12.91%) WAN
26 252 (12.46%) Azure Active Directory
27 241 (11.92%) SCCM
28 237 (11.72%) Finance
29 234 (11.57%) MS Exchange
30 214 (10.58%) SQL

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
1 234 (11.57%) MS Exchange
2 157 (7.76%) SharePoint
3 73 (3.61%) IIS
4 44 (2.18%) Apache
5 37 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2010
6 34 (1.68%) Confluence
7 29 (1.43%) Skype for Business
8 25 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2013
9 17 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
10 16 (0.79%) nginx
10 16 (0.79%) Tomcat
11 15 (0.74%) Apache Spark
12 12 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
13 10 (0.49%) OpenStack
14 9 (0.45%) SAS
15 6 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2007
16 5 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2003
16 5 (0.25%) WebSphere
17 4 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
18 3 (0.15%) JBoss
Applications
1 103 (5.09%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.30%) MicroStation
3 6 (0.30%) Revit
4 4 (0.20%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.099%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.049%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (0.54%) Sentinel
2 3 (0.15%) Endur
2 3 (0.15%) Maximo
3 2 (0.099%) Dynamics GP
3 2 (0.099%) FastStats
3 2 (0.099%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.099%) Unica
4 1 (0.049%) BambooHR
4 1 (0.049%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.049%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.049%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.049%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1,198 (59.25%) Azure
2 831 (41.10%) Microsoft 365
3 520 (25.72%) AWS
4 252 (12.46%) Azure Active Directory
5 183 (9.05%) IaaS
6 157 (7.76%) SaaS
7 139 (6.87%) PaaS
8 103 (5.09%) GCP
9 56 (2.77%) Cloud Computing
10 55 (2.72%) OneDrive
11 48 (2.37%) OpenShift
12 35 (1.73%) Power Platform
13 34 (1.68%) Google Workspace
14 30 (1.48%) Mimecast
14 30 (1.48%) Serverless
15 29 (1.43%) AWS CloudFormation
16 22 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
17 21 (1.04%) IBM Cloud
18 16 (0.79%) AWS Lambda
19 15 (0.74%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 594 (29.38%) Firewall
2 383 (18.94%) DNS
3 305 (15.08%) DHCP
4 291 (14.39%) SAN
5 280 (13.85%) LAN
6 261 (12.91%) WAN
7 210 (10.39%) VPN
8 173 (8.56%) TCP/IP
9 159 (7.86%) VLAN
10 105 (5.19%) Wireless
11 77 (3.81%) NAS
12 71 (3.51%) Network Security
13 68 (3.36%) VoIP
14 64 (3.17%) WLAN
15 61 (3.02%) Internet
16 57 (2.82%) Wi-Fi
17 52 (2.57%) MPLS
18 50 (2.47%) Fibre Channel
19 42 (2.08%) iSCSI
20 37 (1.83%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 162 (8.01%) SQL Server
2 35 (1.73%) MySQL
3 24 (1.19%) Amazon RDS
4 22 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
5 13 (0.64%) MongoDB
6 10 (0.49%) Hadoop
6 10 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (0.45%) SQL Server 2016
7 9 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (0.40%) MariaDB
8 8 (0.40%) NoSQL
8 8 (0.40%) Power BI
8 8 (0.40%) SQL Server 2014
9 6 (0.30%) Redis
9 6 (0.30%) SQL Server 2019
10 5 (0.25%) DB2
11 4 (0.20%) Azure SQL Database
11 4 (0.20%) Big Data
11 4 (0.20%) Relational Database
11 4 (0.20%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 56 (2.77%) Jenkins
2 49 (2.42%) JIRA
3 47 (2.32%) Git (software)
4 34 (1.68%) GitLab
5 29 (1.43%) TeamCity
6 20 (0.99%) Maven
6 20 (0.99%) Subversion
7 13 (0.64%) Visual Studio
8 11 (0.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 11 (0.54%) Bitbucket
9 6 (0.30%) Sonatype Nexus
10 4 (0.20%) Octopus Deploy
10 4 (0.20%) Selenium
11 3 (0.15%) CircleCI
11 3 (0.15%) Terragrunt
11 3 (0.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 2 (0.099%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (0.099%) Visual Studio Team System
13 1 (0.049%) Eclipse
13 1 (0.049%) MSI
General
1 358 (17.71%) Social Skills
2 237 (11.72%) Finance
3 116 (5.74%) Analytical Skills
4 91 (4.50%) Telecoms
5 56 (2.77%) Organisational Skills
6 50 (2.47%) Law
7 49 (2.42%) Retail
8 45 (2.23%) Public Sector
9 38 (1.88%) Legal
10 32 (1.58%) Banking
11 29 (1.43%) Manufacturing
12 23 (1.14%) Documentation Skills
13 21 (1.04%) Advertising
14 16 (0.79%) Marketing
14 16 (0.79%) Public Speaking
15 11 (0.54%) Electronics
16 10 (0.49%) Back Office
16 10 (0.49%) Financial Institution
16 10 (0.49%) Military
16 10 (0.49%) Presentation Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (3.86%) Web Services
2 27 (1.34%) JSON
3 26 (1.29%) LDAP
4 20 (0.99%) Kafka
5 18 (0.89%) React
6 16 (0.79%) SAML
7 15 (0.74%) Elastic Stack
8 14 (0.69%) Middleware
9 13 (0.64%) REST
10 11 (0.54%) COM
10 11 (0.54%) LAMP
10 11 (0.54%) RabbitMQ
11 10 (0.49%) .NET
11 10 (0.49%) JMS
11 10 (0.49%) Node.js
11 10 (0.49%) YAML
12 9 (0.45%) OAuth
13 8 (0.40%) LEMP Stack
13 8 (0.40%) PyTorch
14 5 (0.25%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 267 (13.20%) Data Centre
2 143 (7.07%) Public Cloud
3 66 (3.26%) Hybrid Cloud
4 55 (2.72%) Clustering
5 52 (2.57%) Management Information System
6 49 (2.42%) Self-Motivation
7 41 (2.03%) Private Cloud
7 41 (2.03%) Replication
8 37 (1.83%) Linux Command Line
9 33 (1.63%) Enterprise Storage
10 29 (1.43%) Cloud Native
11 28 (1.38%) PKI
12 22 (1.09%) Driving Licence
12 22 (1.09%) Greenfield Project
13 21 (1.04%) Algorithms
13 21 (1.04%) Virtual Team
14 18 (0.89%) Client/Server
14 18 (0.89%) Data Structures
15 15 (0.74%) BYOD
15 15 (0.74%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 1,181 (58.41%) Windows
2 782 (38.67%) Windows Server
3 532 (26.31%) Linux
4 213 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 171 (8.46%) Windows 10
6 168 (8.31%) Windows Server 2016
7 147 (7.27%) Windows Server 2019
8 121 (5.98%) Windows Server 2008
9 92 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 83 (4.10%) CentOS
11 59 (2.92%) Unix
12 56 (2.77%) Ubuntu
13 43 (2.13%) Windows 7
14 29 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
15 21 (1.04%) Mac OS X
16 19 (0.94%) Android
16 19 (0.94%) Apple iOS
17 18 (0.89%) VMS
18 15 (0.74%) Mac OS
19 13 (0.64%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,983 (98.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 303 (14.99%) ITIL
3 294 (14.54%) DevOps
4 206 (10.19%) Migration
5 158 (7.81%) Agile Software Development
5 158 (7.81%) Problem-Solving
6 145 (7.17%) Infrastructure as Code
7 139 (6.87%) Disaster Recovery
8 129 (6.38%) Project Delivery
9 107 (5.29%) Mentoring
10 106 (5.24%) Configuration Management
11 103 (5.09%) Continuous Improvement
12 94 (4.65%) Project Management
13 81 (4.01%) Service Management
14 75 (3.71%) Service Delivery
15 71 (3.51%) Cybersecurity
16 69 (3.41%) Change Management
17 68 (3.36%) Computer Science
18 62 (3.07%) Incident Management
19 61 (3.02%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 563 (27.84%) PowerShell
2 214 (10.58%) SQL
3 205 (10.14%) Python
4 142 (7.02%) Bash Shell
5 53 (2.62%) Java
6 49 (2.42%) Go
7 33 (1.63%) Perl
8 31 (1.53%) JavaScript
9 23 (1.14%) PHP
10 21 (1.04%) Shell Script
11 19 (0.94%) C++
11 19 (0.94%) T-SQL
12 17 (0.84%) TypeScript
13 14 (0.69%) Ruby
14 8 (0.40%) C
15 7 (0.35%) VB
15 7 (0.35%) VBA
16 4 (0.20%) C#
16 4 (0.20%) VBScript
17 2 (0.099%) R
Qualifications
1 125 (6.18%) Cisco Certification
2 121 (5.98%) Degree
3 117 (5.79%) Microsoft Certification
4 91 (4.50%) CCNA
5 88 (4.35%) Security Cleared
6 71 (3.51%) MCSE
7 56 (2.77%) SC Cleared
8 52 (2.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 48 (2.37%) MCSA
10 46 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
11 38 (1.88%) DV Cleared
12 35 (1.73%) CCNP
13 22 (1.09%) MCP
14 21 (1.04%) RHCE
15 20 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
15 20 (0.99%) Master's Degree
16 18 (0.89%) MCITP
17 15 (0.74%) CISSP
18 10 (0.49%) DBS Check
19 8 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (3.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 47 (2.32%) SLA
3 28 (1.38%) GDPR
4 19 (0.94%) QA
5 16 (0.79%) Cyber Essentials
6 14 (0.69%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 12 (0.59%) PCI DSS
8 8 (0.40%) GRC
8 8 (0.40%) ITGC
8 8 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 6 (0.30%) NIST
10 5 (0.25%) PMO
11 2 (0.099%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 2 (0.099%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 2 (0.099%) PMBOK
11 2 (0.099%) Solvency II
12 1 (0.049%) Def Stans
12 1 (0.049%) IEC 61131
System Software
1 1,033 (51.09%) Active Directory
2 671 (33.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 399 (19.73%) Hyper-V
4 164 (8.11%) Docker
5 152 (7.52%) vSphere
6 129 (6.38%) VMware ESXi
7 78 (3.86%) XenApp
8 76 (3.76%) XenDesktop
9 69 (3.41%) Virtual Machines
10 44 (2.18%) Virtual Servers
11 42 (2.08%) Terminal Server
12 31 (1.53%) Virtual Desktop
13 26 (1.29%) RHEV
13 26 (1.29%) VMware NSX
14 19 (0.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 10 (0.49%) Forefront TMG
15 10 (0.49%) Terminal Services
16 9 (0.45%) VMware Server
17 8 (0.40%) Firmware
17 8 (0.40%) NFS
Systems Management
1 241 (11.92%) SCCM
2 179 (8.85%) Microsoft Intune
3 168 (8.31%) Kubernetes
4 150 (7.42%) Ansible
5 137 (6.78%) Terraform
6 99 (4.90%) Puppet
7 56 (2.77%) SCOM
8 52 (2.57%) vCenter Server
9 30 (1.48%) Jamf Pro
10 29 (1.43%) Failover Clustering
11 26 (1.29%) vRealize
12 25 (1.24%) AirWatch
12 25 (1.24%) Opscode Chef
13 24 (1.19%) Active Directory Federation Services
14 22 (1.09%) WSUS
15 20 (0.99%) Nagios
16 19 (0.94%) FortiGate
16 19 (0.94%) Single Sign-On
17 16 (0.79%) Backup Exec
17 16 (0.79%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 1,048 (51.83%) VMware
2 1,037 (51.29%) Microsoft
3 393 (19.44%) Cisco
4 290 (14.34%) Citrix
5 146 (7.22%) Veeam
6 129 (6.38%) Red Hat
7 123 (6.08%) Meraki
8 100 (4.95%) HP
9 90 (4.45%) Google
10 89 (4.40%) NetApp
11 87 (4.30%) Dell
12 69 (3.41%) EMC
13 55 (2.72%) Juniper
14 53 (2.62%) IBM
14 53 (2.62%) Oracle
15 52 (2.57%) SolarWinds
16 50 (2.47%) F5
17 37 (1.83%) Palo Alto
18 34 (1.68%) Nimble Storage
18 34 (1.68%) SonicWALL