Period
to 22 October 2018

The median annual salary for an Infrastructure Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

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 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 209 218 221
Rank change year-on-year +9 +3 +32
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 2,786 2,903 3,020
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.69% 1.66% 1.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.76% 1.73% 1.65%
Number of salaries quoted 2,468 2,555 2,690
UK median annual salary £47,500 £43,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.47% +1.18% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,600 £31,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £58,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +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 158,054 167,354 183,138
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.91% 95.94% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 127,348 133,989 153,460
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 2018.

Salary histogram for Infrastructure Engineer in the UK

Infrastructure Engineer
Top 15 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 2018. 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 +15 2,630 £47,500 +10.47% 513
UK excluding London +5 1,666 £42,500 +6.25% 379
London +13 1,069 £55,000 +10.00% 168
South East +6 501 £45,000 +12.50% 73
North of England -7 404 £40,000 +6.67% 99
Midlands +56 251 £40,000 +6.67% 60
East of England +16 205 £45,000 -5.26% 44
South West +14 203 £40,000 -4.76% 69
North West +3 189 £40,000 +6.67% 50
Yorkshire +2 185 £40,000 +6.67% 41
West Midlands +44 163 £40,000 +6.67% 45
East Midlands +17 88 £39,500 -4.24% 15
Wales -30 70 £40,000 - 14
Scotland -61 35 £46,000 -12.38% 17
North East -9 30 £47,500 +42.86% 8

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, 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 2,686 (96.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1,931 (69.31%) Windows
3 1,537 (55.17%) VMware
4 1,462 (52.48%) Active Directory
5 1,371 (49.21%) Windows Server
6 1,280 (45.94%) Microsoft
7 988 (35.46%) Microsoft Azure
8 914 (32.81%) VMware Infrastructure
9 828 (29.72%) Linux
10 824 (29.58%) Office 365
11 688 (24.69%) PowerShell
12 686 (24.62%) Firewall
13 612 (21.97%) Hyper-V
14 602 (21.61%) DNS
15 586 (21.03%) Cisco
16 554 (19.89%) Amazon AWS
17 530 (19.02%) ITIL
18 520 (18.66%) Windows Server 2012
19 515 (18.49%) Citrix
20 494 (17.73%) Finance
21 483 (17.34%) SCCM
22 478 (17.16%) MS Exchange
23 469 (16.83%) Windows Server 2008
24 462 (16.58%) DHCP
25 443 (15.90%) SAN
26 409 (14.68%) SQL Server
27 405 (14.54%) SQL
28 404 (14.50%) DevOps
29 371 (13.32%) LAN
30 357 (12.81%) WAN

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
1 478 (17.16%) MS Exchange
2 194 (6.96%) IIS
3 155 (5.56%) SharePoint
4 139 (4.99%) Exchange Server 2010
5 133 (4.77%) Exchange Server 2013
6 104 (3.73%) Skype for Business
7 62 (2.23%) Apache
8 40 (1.44%) OpenStack
9 39 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2007
9 39 (1.40%) Tomcat
10 23 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2003
11 20 (0.72%) nginx
12 18 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
13 17 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
14 15 (0.54%) Confluence
15 14 (0.50%) JBoss
15 14 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
16 12 (0.43%) WebLogic
17 10 (0.36%) Apache Spark
18 7 (0.25%) CMS
Applications
1 156 (5.60%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (0.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 4 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.072%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.036%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.036%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 17 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.14%) C-CURE
2 4 (0.14%) TRIRIGA
3 3 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.072%) Bankmaster
4 2 (0.072%) Maximo
4 2 (0.072%) PlanetPress Connect
4 2 (0.072%) Sage 50
4 2 (0.072%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.072%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.036%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.036%) Magento
5 1 (0.036%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.036%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 988 (35.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 824 (29.58%) Office 365
3 554 (19.89%) Amazon AWS
4 112 (4.02%) PaaS
5 108 (3.88%) IaaS
6 97 (3.48%) Azure Active Directory
7 76 (2.73%) SaaS
8 56 (2.01%) Cloud Computing
9 48 (1.72%) Google Cloud Platform
10 44 (1.58%) Amazon EC2
11 32 (1.15%) Dynamics 365
12 28 (1.01%) Amazon S3
13 27 (0.97%) Mimecast
14 20 (0.72%) OneDrive
14 20 (0.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 18 (0.65%) G Suite
15 18 (0.65%) OpenShift
16 15 (0.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 15 (0.54%) GitHub
17 14 (0.50%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 686 (24.62%) Firewall
2 602 (21.61%) DNS
3 462 (16.58%) DHCP
4 443 (15.90%) SAN
5 371 (13.32%) LAN
6 357 (12.81%) WAN
7 281 (10.09%) VPN
8 268 (9.62%) TCP/IP
9 145 (5.20%) VLAN
10 137 (4.92%) Network Security
11 121 (4.34%) Skype
11 121 (4.34%) VoIP
12 99 (3.55%) NAS
13 94 (3.37%) Internet
14 79 (2.84%) Wireless
15 75 (2.69%) Cisco ASA
16 74 (2.66%) iSCSI
17 71 (2.55%) NetScaler
18 68 (2.44%) Fibre Channel
19 65 (2.33%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 409 (14.68%) SQL Server
2 84 (3.02%) MySQL
3 53 (1.90%) MongoDB
4 49 (1.76%) SQL Server 2008
5 46 (1.65%) SQL Server 2016
6 39 (1.40%) PostgreSQL
7 36 (1.29%) SQL Server 2012
8 34 (1.22%) Big Data
9 30 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
10 26 (0.93%) Amazon RDS
11 22 (0.79%) NoSQL
12 21 (0.75%) Relational Database
12 21 (0.75%) SQL Server 2014
13 20 (0.72%) Azure SQL Database
14 18 (0.65%) Hadoop
15 17 (0.61%) Apache Cassandra
16 15 (0.54%) Oracle Database
17 12 (0.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 6 (0.22%) Oracle Database 11g
19 4 (0.14%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 92 (3.30%) Jenkins
2 63 (2.26%) JIRA
3 52 (1.87%) Git (software)
4 18 (0.65%) TeamCity
5 17 (0.61%) Octopus Deploy
6 16 (0.57%) Visual Studio Team System
7 15 (0.54%) Redmine
8 14 (0.50%) Subversion
9 13 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
10 11 (0.39%) GitLab
11 9 (0.32%) Bitbucket
11 9 (0.32%) MSI
12 7 (0.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 7 (0.25%) Vagrant
13 6 (0.22%) Artifactory
13 6 (0.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 5 (0.18%) GCC
14 5 (0.18%) Maven
14 5 (0.18%) Phabricator
14 5 (0.18%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 494 (17.73%) Finance
2 98 (3.52%) Banking
3 91 (3.27%) Retail
4 84 (3.02%) Telecoms
5 54 (1.94%) Manufacturing
6 48 (1.72%) Marketing
7 41 (1.47%) Legal
8 34 (1.22%) Law
9 28 (1.01%) Games
10 24 (0.86%) Back Office
10 24 (0.86%) Investment Banking
11 19 (0.68%) Electronics
12 16 (0.57%) Advertising
13 15 (0.54%) Financial Institution
14 11 (0.39%) Automotive
15 10 (0.36%) Publishing
16 9 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
17 6 (0.22%) Aerospace
18 4 (0.14%) Billing
18 4 (0.14%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (3.63%) Web Services
2 37 (1.33%) Middleware
3 26 (0.93%) .NET
3 26 (0.93%) LDAP
4 21 (0.75%) LAMP
5 15 (0.54%) Elastic Stack
5 15 (0.54%) WSH
6 14 (0.50%) 802.1X
7 12 (0.43%) HTML
7 12 (0.43%) RabbitMQ
8 11 (0.39%) LEMP Stack
9 10 (0.36%) COM
10 9 (0.32%) LAPP Stack
11 8 (0.29%) Flash
11 8 (0.29%) Kafka
12 7 (0.25%) CSS
12 7 (0.25%) X-Windows
13 6 (0.22%) MEAN Stack
13 6 (0.22%) SAML
13 6 (0.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 347 (12.46%) Data Centre
2 172 (6.17%) Analytical Skills
3 127 (4.56%) PKI
4 123 (4.41%) Clustering
5 95 (3.41%) Self-Motivation
6 81 (2.91%) Replication
7 76 (2.73%) Private Cloud
8 71 (2.55%) Management Information System
9 63 (2.26%) Fintech
10 55 (1.97%) Public Cloud
11 46 (1.65%) Computer Science
12 40 (1.44%) Hybrid Cloud
13 38 (1.36%) Hedge funds
14 35 (1.26%) Enterprise Storage
15 34 (1.22%) EMC VNX
16 24 (0.86%) Data Protection Act
16 24 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
16 24 (0.86%) Fat Client
16 24 (0.86%) Thin Client
17 22 (0.79%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 1,931 (69.31%) Windows
2 1,371 (49.21%) Windows Server
3 828 (29.72%) Linux
4 520 (18.66%) Windows Server 2012
5 469 (16.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 245 (8.79%) Windows 10
7 160 (5.74%) Windows 7
8 128 (4.59%) Unix
9 121 (4.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 104 (3.73%) Windows Server 2003
11 74 (2.66%) CentOS
12 62 (2.23%) Windows 8
13 58 (2.08%) Ubuntu
14 32 (1.15%) Solaris
15 24 (0.86%) Windows 2000 Server
16 20 (0.72%) Windows XP
17 17 (0.61%) Android
18 16 (0.57%) Mac OS
18 16 (0.57%) SUSE
19 14 (0.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,686 (96.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 530 (19.02%) ITIL
3 404 (14.50%) DevOps
4 345 (12.38%) Agile Software Development
5 291 (10.45%) Problem-Solving
6 205 (7.36%) Migration
7 182 (6.53%) Disaster Recovery
8 180 (6.46%) Service Management
9 143 (5.13%) Project Management
10 135 (4.85%) Load Balancing
11 128 (4.59%) Mentoring
12 118 (4.24%) Problem Management
13 109 (3.91%) High Availability
14 106 (3.80%) Configuration Management
14 106 (3.80%) Continuous Improvement
15 105 (3.77%) Information Security
16 100 (3.59%) Root Cause Analysis
17 99 (3.55%) Cybersecurity
18 94 (3.37%) Scrum
19 92 (3.30%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 688 (24.69%) PowerShell
2 405 (14.54%) SQL
3 224 (8.04%) Python
4 183 (6.57%) Bash Shell
5 82 (2.94%) Java
5 82 (2.94%) Perl
6 64 (2.30%) Ruby
7 49 (1.76%) C
8 39 (1.40%) VBScript
9 29 (1.04%) PHP
10 26 (0.93%) Go
10 26 (0.93%) Korn
11 21 (0.75%) C#
11 21 (0.75%) JavaScript
11 21 (0.75%) Shell Script
12 16 (0.57%) VB
13 14 (0.50%) C++
14 11 (0.39%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.072%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.072%) Scala
Qualifications
1 316 (11.34%) Microsoft Certification
2 241 (8.65%) MCSE
3 211 (7.57%) Cisco Certification
4 186 (6.68%) CCNA
5 180 (6.46%) Degree
6 152 (5.46%) Security Cleared
7 137 (4.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 117 (4.20%) MCSA
9 84 (3.02%) CISSP
10 79 (2.84%) CCNP
11 70 (2.51%) DV Cleared
12 57 (2.05%) ITIL Certification
13 54 (1.94%) MCP
14 52 (1.87%) MCITP
15 50 (1.79%) SC Cleared
16 39 (1.40%) Citrix Certification
17 38 (1.36%) CompTIA Security+
18 33 (1.18%) CISM
19 24 (0.86%) Computer Science Degree
20 23 (0.83%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 173 (6.21%) SLA
2 70 (2.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 27 (0.97%) PCI DSS
4 25 (0.90%) PMO
5 23 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 17 (0.61%) GDPR
7 13 (0.47%) QA
8 9 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
9 7 (0.25%) FISMA
9 7 (0.25%) GAMP
10 4 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 4 (0.14%) ISO 9001
11 3 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 2 (0.072%) COBIT
12 2 (0.072%) Disclosure Scotland
12 2 (0.072%) HIPAA
12 2 (0.072%) ISO 22301
12 2 (0.072%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 1 (0.036%) GPG13
13 1 (0.036%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 1,462 (52.48%) Active Directory
2 914 (32.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 612 (21.97%) Hyper-V
4 278 (9.98%) VMware ESXi
5 210 (7.54%) vSphere
6 190 (6.82%) XenApp
7 134 (4.81%) Docker
8 124 (4.45%) Virtual Machines
9 121 (4.34%) XenDesktop
10 69 (2.48%) Virtual Servers
11 40 (1.44%) XenServer
12 39 (1.40%) NFS
13 38 (1.36%) VMware NSX
14 37 (1.33%) Virtual Desktop
15 32 (1.15%) Firmware
16 31 (1.11%) Microsoft App-V
17 30 (1.08%) Terminal Services
18 29 (1.04%) Samba
19 24 (0.86%) Xen
20 19 (0.68%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 483 (17.34%) SCCM
2 207 (7.43%) SCOM
3 200 (7.18%) Puppet
4 178 (6.39%) Ansible
5 146 (5.24%) vCenter Server
6 105 (3.77%) Opscode Chef
7 98 (3.52%) Terraform
8 95 (3.41%) Kubernetes
9 89 (3.19%) Nagios
10 75 (2.69%) WSUS
11 54 (1.94%) Failover Clustering
12 51 (1.83%) Backup Exec
13 39 (1.40%) Single Sign-On
14 33 (1.18%) McAfee ePO
14 33 (1.18%) SCVMM
14 33 (1.18%) vRealize
15 31 (1.11%) NetBackup
16 30 (1.08%) Microsoft Intune
17 27 (0.97%) AirWatch
18 25 (0.90%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 1,537 (55.17%) VMware
2 1,280 (45.94%) Microsoft
3 586 (21.03%) Cisco
4 515 (18.49%) Citrix
5 216 (7.75%) HP
6 185 (6.64%) NetApp
7 168 (6.03%) Veeam
8 163 (5.85%) Red Hat
9 160 (5.74%) EMC
10 144 (5.17%) Dell
11 99 (3.55%) SolarWinds
12 90 (3.23%) Oracle
13 88 (3.16%) McAfee
14 78 (2.80%) Google
15 62 (2.23%) Meraki
16 61 (2.19%) CheckPoint
17 55 (1.97%) Juniper
17 55 (1.97%) ServiceNow
18 53 (1.90%) CommVault
19 50 (1.79%) Sophos