Period
to 22 October 2017

The median annual salary for an Infrastructure Engineer was £43,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 October 2017.

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
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 215 218 249
Rank change year-on-year +3 +31 +29
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 2902 3020 2863
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.67% 1.59% 1.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.74% 1.65% 1.36%
Number of salaries quoted 2554 2690 2621
UK median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.18% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £30,575 £31,250 £28,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £58,750 £59,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -

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 166897 182928 210949
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.76% 96.45% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 133624 153285 174869
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 22 October 2017.

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 22 October 2017. 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 -5 2642 £42,750 +0.59% 105
UK excluding London +1 1762 £40,000 - 80
London +26 1099 £50,000 +5.26% 30
South East -26 509 £40,000 -11.11% 29
North of England +26 441 £37,500 - 18
East of England 0 213 £47,500 +11.76% 2
North West +18 208 £37,500 - 13
Yorkshire +24 207 £37,500 - 4
Midlands -58 204 £37,500 -6.25% 17
South West +24 177 £42,000 +14.29% 9
West Midlands -42 138 £37,500 -6.25% 7
Wales +62 113 £40,000 +7.38% 4
Scotland +8 98 £52,500 +50.00% 1
East Midlands -29 60 £41,250 +3.13% 10
North East +30 27 £33,250 +10.83% 1
Northern Ireland -15 11 £47,500 +72.73%

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 2017, Infrastructure Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

1 2086 (71.88%) Windows
2 1812 (62.44%) VMware
3 1529 (52.69%) Active Directory
4 1448 (49.90%) Microsoft
5 1437 (49.52%) Windows Server
6 1108 (38.18%) VMware Infrastructure
7 896 (30.88%) Cisco
8 801 (27.60%) Windows Server 2012
9 784 (27.02%) SAN
10 768 (26.46%) MS Exchange
11 741 (25.53%) Linux
12 722 (24.88%) Firewall
12 722 (24.88%) Windows Server 2008
13 716 (24.67%) Hyper-V
13 716 (24.67%) ITIL
14 701 (24.16%) Microsoft Azure
15 692 (23.85%) Office 365
16 680 (23.43%) Citrix
17 629 (21.67%) DNS
18 611 (21.05%) PowerShell
19 538 (18.54%) SQL Server
20 501 (17.26%) Microsoft Certification
21 482 (16.61%) SCCM
22 478 (16.47%) DHCP
23 466 (16.06%) Amazon AWS
24 436 (15.02%) Finance
24 436 (15.02%) SQL
25 408 (14.06%) WAN
26 357 (12.30%) MCSE
27 352 (12.13%) 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
1 768 (26.46%) MS Exchange
2 322 (11.10%) Exchange Server 2010
3 217 (7.48%) SharePoint
4 213 (7.34%) Exchange Server 2013
5 203 (7.00%) IIS
6 193 (6.65%) Skype for Business
7 91 (3.14%) Apache
8 59 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2007
9 54 (1.86%) OpenStack
10 51 (1.76%) nginx
11 48 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2003
12 37 (1.27%) Tomcat
13 35 (1.21%) Confluence
14 26 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
15 24 (0.83%) JBoss
16 23 (0.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 22 (0.76%) Cloud Foundry
18 13 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
18 13 (0.45%) WebSphere
19 12 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 144 (4.96%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (0.41%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.21%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.14%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.069%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.034%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.034%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.034%) InCopy
7 1 (0.034%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 10 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.10%) Teamcenter
3 3 (0.10%) Workfront
4 2 (0.069%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.034%) Infor SunSystems
5 1 (0.034%) Magento
5 1 (0.034%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.034%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.034%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.034%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 701 (24.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 692 (23.85%) Office 365
3 466 (16.06%) Amazon AWS
4 158 (5.44%) IaaS
5 131 (4.51%) PaaS
6 74 (2.55%) Azure Active Directory
6 74 (2.55%) SaaS
7 42 (1.45%) Mimecast
8 33 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
9 31 (1.07%) AWS CloudFormation
10 30 (1.03%) Google Cloud Platform
11 24 (0.83%) OpenShift
12 17 (0.59%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 15 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 10 (0.34%) OneDrive
15 9 (0.31%) G Suite
16 7 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
17 6 (0.21%) Amazon S3
18 4 (0.14%) Dynamics 365
19 3 (0.10%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 784 (27.02%) SAN
2 722 (24.88%) Firewall
3 629 (21.67%) DNS
4 478 (16.47%) DHCP
5 408 (14.06%) WAN
6 352 (12.13%) LAN
7 294 (10.13%) TCP/IP
8 257 (8.86%) VPN
9 190 (6.55%) VoIP
10 187 (6.44%) NAS
11 164 (5.65%) VLAN
12 136 (4.69%) Skype
13 125 (4.31%) Internet
14 99 (3.41%) Cisco ASA
15 96 (3.31%) MPLS
16 89 (3.07%) iSCSI
17 82 (2.83%) NetScaler
18 81 (2.79%) Wireless
19 71 (2.45%) SSL
20 65 (2.24%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 538 (18.54%) SQL Server
2 84 (2.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 78 (2.69%) MySQL
4 57 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
5 44 (1.52%) NoSQL
5 44 (1.52%) SQL Server 2005
6 35 (1.21%) MongoDB
6 35 (1.21%) SQL Server 2014
7 31 (1.07%) PostgreSQL
8 26 (0.90%) Big Data
9 23 (0.79%) SQL Server 2016
10 21 (0.72%) Amazon RDS
11 20 (0.69%) Hadoop
12 13 (0.45%) Relational Database
13 9 (0.31%) Oracle Database
14 8 (0.28%) HBase
15 7 (0.24%) InfluxDB
16 6 (0.21%) Azure SQL Database
16 6 (0.21%) Blockchain
16 6 (0.21%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 125 (4.31%) Jenkins
2 55 (1.90%) Git (software)
3 50 (1.72%) JIRA
4 36 (1.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 34 (1.17%) Octopus Deploy
6 20 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
7 18 (0.62%) Maven
8 16 (0.55%) Artifactory
9 12 (0.41%) MSI
10 11 (0.38%) GitLab
11 8 (0.28%) Redmine
11 8 (0.28%) Vagrant
12 7 (0.24%) Rational DOORS
12 7 (0.24%) SonarQube
12 7 (0.24%) Subversion
12 7 (0.24%) Visual Studio Team System
13 6 (0.21%) TeamCity
13 6 (0.21%) Travis CI
14 5 (0.17%) NuGet
14 5 (0.17%) Ranorex
General
1 436 (15.02%) Finance
2 137 (4.72%) Telecoms
3 70 (2.41%) Banking
4 57 (1.96%) Manufacturing
5 47 (1.62%) Legal
6 46 (1.59%) Retail
7 33 (1.14%) Law
8 31 (1.07%) Advertising
8 31 (1.07%) Games
9 28 (0.96%) Back Office
9 28 (0.96%) Marketing
10 24 (0.83%) Electronics
11 12 (0.41%) Dutch Language
12 11 (0.38%) Financial Institution
12 11 (0.38%) Investment Banking
13 10 (0.34%) Automotive
14 9 (0.31%) Front Office
14 9 (0.31%) Spanish Language
15 8 (0.28%) Aerospace
15 8 (0.28%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (3.24%) Web Services
2 68 (2.34%) .NET
3 39 (1.34%) LAMP
4 22 (0.76%) Middleware
5 18 (0.62%) LAPP Stack
6 17 (0.59%) XMPP
7 16 (0.55%) 802.1X
7 16 (0.55%) Software Packaging
8 15 (0.52%) LEMP Stack
9 13 (0.45%) HTML
9 13 (0.45%) Sensu
10 11 (0.38%) CSS
10 11 (0.38%) SAML
11 10 (0.34%) Kafka
12 9 (0.31%) Elastic Stack
12 9 (0.31%) RabbitMQ
13 8 (0.28%) ActiveMQ
14 7 (0.24%) WAP
15 6 (0.21%) REST
16 5 (0.17%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 316 (10.89%) Data Centre
2 129 (4.45%) Clustering
3 116 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
4 92 (3.17%) Computer Science
5 82 (2.83%) Hedge funds
6 79 (2.72%) Management Information System
6 79 (2.72%) Replication
7 65 (2.24%) Public Cloud
8 52 (1.79%) Driving Licence
9 51 (1.76%) Enterprise Storage
10 42 (1.45%) Hybrid Cloud
11 41 (1.41%) PKI
11 41 (1.41%) Virtual Team
12 36 (1.24%) Fat Client
12 36 (1.24%) Thin Client
13 35 (1.21%) EMC VNX
14 29 (1.00%) Blackberry
15 26 (0.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 25 (0.86%) Video Conferencing
17 22 (0.76%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 2086 (71.88%) Windows
2 1437 (49.52%) Windows Server
3 801 (27.60%) Windows Server 2012
4 741 (25.53%) Linux
5 722 (24.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 329 (11.34%) Windows 10
7 326 (11.23%) Windows 7
8 165 (5.69%) Unix
9 162 (5.58%) Windows Server 2003
10 128 (4.41%) Windows 8
11 118 (4.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 76 (2.62%) CentOS
13 43 (1.48%) Debian
14 39 (1.34%) Ubuntu
15 35 (1.21%) Windows 2000 Server
16 27 (0.93%) Apple iOS
16 27 (0.93%) Solaris
17 26 (0.90%) Android
18 23 (0.79%) Mac OS X
19 22 (0.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 716 (24.67%) ITIL
2 257 (8.86%) DevOps
3 220 (7.58%) Disaster Recovery
4 184 (6.34%) Change Management
5 172 (5.93%) Service Delivery
6 170 (5.86%) Agile Software Development
7 136 (4.69%) High Availability
8 123 (4.24%) Configuration Management
9 117 (4.03%) Migration
10 112 (3.86%) Problem Management
11 104 (3.58%) Continuous Integration
12 97 (3.34%) Project Management
13 96 (3.31%) Server Virtualisation
14 92 (3.17%) Mentoring
15 88 (3.03%) Service Management
16 86 (2.96%) Kalman Filter
17 84 (2.89%) Cybersecurity
18 81 (2.79%) ITIL V3
19 78 (2.69%) Continuous Delivery
19 78 (2.69%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 611 (21.05%) PowerShell
2 436 (15.02%) SQL
3 168 (5.79%) Python
4 135 (4.65%) Bash Shell
5 119 (4.10%) Java
6 68 (2.34%) Perl
7 53 (1.83%) Ruby
8 46 (1.59%) Shell Script
8 46 (1.59%) VBScript
9 36 (1.24%) T-SQL
10 34 (1.17%) C
10 34 (1.17%) JavaScript
11 30 (1.03%) C#
12 23 (0.79%) PHP
13 18 (0.62%) C++
14 16 (0.55%) VB
15 13 (0.45%) Korn
16 9 (0.31%) Go
17 8 (0.28%) AWK
17 8 (0.28%) sed
Qualifications
1 501 (17.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 357 (12.30%) MCSE
3 334 (11.51%) Cisco Certification
4 293 (10.10%) CCNA
5 214 (7.37%) Degree
5 214 (7.37%) MCSA
6 177 (6.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 140 (4.82%) Security Cleared
8 126 (4.34%) CCNP
9 80 (2.76%) SC Cleared
10 78 (2.69%) MCP
11 70 (2.41%) MCITP
12 58 (2.00%) Citrix Certification
13 49 (1.69%) CCA
13 49 (1.69%) DV Cleared
14 37 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
15 30 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
16 29 (1.00%) CISSP
17 24 (0.83%) MCTS
18 22 (0.76%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 116 (4.00%) SLA
2 73 (2.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 35 (1.21%) PCI DSS
4 13 (0.45%) QA
5 12 (0.41%) GDPR
6 11 (0.38%) GCP
7 10 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
8 9 (0.31%) PMO
9 8 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 7 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (0.14%) ISO 9001
11 4 (0.14%) SAS 70
12 3 (0.10%) COBIT
12 3 (0.10%) ISO 22301
13 1 (0.034%) Data Quality
13 1 (0.034%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1529 (52.69%) Active Directory
2 1108 (38.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 716 (24.67%) Hyper-V
4 345 (11.89%) vSphere
5 304 (10.48%) VMware ESXi
6 283 (9.75%) XenApp
7 202 (6.96%) XenDesktop
8 102 (3.51%) Docker
9 91 (3.14%) Virtual Machines
10 83 (2.86%) Virtual Servers
11 55 (1.90%) XenServer
12 54 (1.86%) Microsoft App-V
13 43 (1.48%) Terminal Services
14 35 (1.21%) Virtual Desktop
15 33 (1.14%) VMware Workstation
16 28 (0.96%) VirtualBox
16 28 (0.96%) VMware Server
17 27 (0.93%) Firmware
18 24 (0.83%) NFS
18 24 (0.83%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 482 (16.61%) SCCM
2 214 (7.37%) SCOM
3 193 (6.65%) Puppet
4 149 (5.13%) Ansible
5 123 (4.24%) WSUS
6 99 (3.41%) Backup Exec
6 99 (3.41%) Opscode Chef
7 83 (2.86%) vCenter Server
8 77 (2.65%) Nagios
9 59 (2.03%) Terraform
10 51 (1.76%) Microsoft Clustering
11 47 (1.62%) Kubernetes
12 40 (1.38%) NetBackup
13 34 (1.17%) SCVMM
14 32 (1.10%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 28 (0.96%) ZABBIX
16 24 (0.83%) Cisco CUCM
16 24 (0.83%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
16 24 (0.83%) Tivoli
17 22 (0.76%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 1812 (62.44%) VMware
2 1448 (49.90%) Microsoft
3 896 (30.88%) Cisco
4 680 (23.43%) Citrix
5 338 (11.65%) HP
6 319 (10.99%) NetApp
7 189 (6.51%) Dell
8 163 (5.62%) Veeam
9 153 (5.27%) Red Hat
10 144 (4.96%) EMC
11 122 (4.20%) Juniper
12 101 (3.48%) Symantec
13 96 (3.31%) IBM
14 85 (2.93%) SolarWinds
15 69 (2.38%) McAfee
16 66 (2.27%) Avaya
17 64 (2.21%) F5
17 64 (2.21%) Splunk
18 61 (2.10%) 3PAR
19 59 (2.03%) EqualLogic