Period
to 26 February 2021

The median annual salary for an Infrastructure Engineer was £45,750 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 26 February 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
26 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 176 167 194
Rank change year-on-year -9 +27 +29
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 1,427 2,584 2,755
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.92% 2.10% 1.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.04% 2.20% 1.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1,368 2,302 2,486
Median annual salary £45,750 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.67% - +4.65%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £66,652
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 69,869 117,563 145,242
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.92% 95.48% 95.96%
Number of salaries quoted 56,047 95,344 117,772
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £31,986 £29,000 £28,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £83,750
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 26 February 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 26 February 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 -4 1,281 £46,000 +2.22% 361
UK excluding London -2 1,022 £42,500 - 290
London -34 344 £60,000 +7.87% 90
North of England -17 300 £42,500 +6.25% 94
South East +14 285 £45,000 - 52
Work from Home +18 208 £46,000 -8.00% 62
North West 0 158 £42,500 +2.64% 49
Midlands -31 134 £40,000 -5.88% 54
South West -8 124 £40,000 -5.88% 38
Yorkshire -11 108 £42,500 +6.25% 35
East of England +24 84 £47,500 +11.76% 34
West Midlands -35 72 £40,000 -11.11% 33
East Midlands -12 62 £39,500 -1.25% 21
Wales +67 46 £35,000 -12.50% 7
Scotland +9 39 £50,000 +26.58% 12
North East +3 34 £52,000 +27.76% 10
Northern Ireland - 8 £52,500 -
Channel Islands - 2 - -

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 1,358 (95.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 883 (61.88%) Windows
3 816 (57.18%) VMware
4 791 (55.43%) Azure
5 682 (47.79%) Active Directory
6 680 (47.65%) Microsoft
7 607 (42.54%) Windows Server
8 567 (39.73%) Microsoft 365
9 512 (35.88%) VMware Infrastructure
10 395 (27.68%) PowerShell
11 393 (27.54%) Firewall
12 360 (25.23%) Linux
13 347 (24.32%) AWS
14 303 (21.23%) Cisco
15 301 (21.09%) Hyper-V
16 291 (20.39%) DNS
17 231 (16.19%) SAN
18 228 (15.98%) ITIL
19 212 (14.86%) WAN
20 202 (14.16%) Citrix
21 200 (14.02%) DevOps
22 199 (13.95%) DHCP
23 178 (12.47%) Windows Server 2012
24 177 (12.40%) LAN
25 173 (12.12%) SCCM
25 173 (12.12%) Data Centre
26 172 (12.05%) MS Exchange
27 171 (11.98%) SQL
27 171 (11.98%) Windows Server 2016
28 167 (11.70%) Ansible

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
1 172 (12.05%) MS Exchange
2 106 (7.43%) SharePoint
3 84 (5.89%) IIS
4 46 (3.22%) Exchange Server 2013
5 42 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
6 36 (2.52%) Apache
7 25 (1.75%) Skype for Business
8 23 (1.61%) Confluence
9 13 (0.91%) Tomcat
10 12 (0.84%) Apache Spark
11 10 (0.70%) OpenStack
12 9 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2003
13 8 (0.56%) nginx
14 7 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
15 6 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
16 5 (0.35%) Ethereum
16 5 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2007
16 5 (0.35%) Site Server
17 3 (0.21%) Apache Pulsar
17 3 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 95 (6.66%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.070%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (0.77%) Workfront
2 4 (0.28%) Quorum
3 3 (0.21%) Endur
4 2 (0.14%) BambooHR
4 2 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.070%) BASE24
5 1 (0.070%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.070%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.070%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 791 (55.43%) Azure
2 567 (39.73%) Microsoft 365
3 347 (24.32%) AWS
4 139 (9.74%) Azure Active Directory
5 121 (8.48%) IaaS
6 84 (5.89%) SaaS
7 77 (5.40%) PaaS
8 59 (4.13%) GCP
9 41 (2.87%) Cloud Computing
10 30 (2.10%) Mimecast
11 29 (2.03%) OpenShift
12 25 (1.75%) Serverless
13 23 (1.61%) OneDrive
14 22 (1.54%) IBM Cloud
15 17 (1.19%) Dynamics 365
16 16 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
17 15 (1.05%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 13 (0.91%) Amazon EKS
19 12 (0.84%) Amazon S3
19 12 (0.84%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 393 (27.54%) Firewall
2 291 (20.39%) DNS
3 231 (16.19%) SAN
4 212 (14.86%) WAN
5 199 (13.95%) DHCP
6 177 (12.40%) LAN
7 157 (11.00%) VLAN
8 141 (9.88%) TCP/IP
9 115 (8.06%) VPN
10 58 (4.06%) Network Security
11 56 (3.92%) Internet
12 50 (3.50%) Wi-Fi
13 48 (3.36%) MPLS
14 44 (3.08%) NAS
14 44 (3.08%) Wireless
15 40 (2.80%) Skype
16 38 (2.66%) VoIP
17 37 (2.59%) Remote Desktop
18 31 (2.17%) Cisco ASA
19 29 (2.03%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (8.69%) SQL Server
2 25 (1.75%) Amazon RDS
3 22 (1.54%) MySQL
4 13 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
5 12 (0.84%) Hadoop
6 10 (0.70%) Big Data
7 9 (0.63%) MongoDB
7 9 (0.63%) Power BI
8 8 (0.56%) Azure SQL Database
8 8 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
10 6 (0.42%) InfluxDB
10 6 (0.42%) NoSQL
11 5 (0.35%) Amazon Athena
11 5 (0.35%) Impala
11 5 (0.35%) RDBMS
11 5 (0.35%) Relational Database
12 4 (0.28%) Apache Cassandra
12 4 (0.28%) SQL Server 2016
13 3 (0.21%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 36 (2.52%) GitLab
2 34 (2.38%) JIRA
3 32 (2.24%) Git (software)
3 32 (2.24%) Jenkins
4 18 (1.26%) Subversion
5 6 (0.42%) Maven
5 6 (0.42%) TeamCity
6 5 (0.35%) Artifactory
6 5 (0.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (0.35%) Sonatype Nexus
6 5 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (0.28%) Ant
7 4 (0.28%) Bitbucket
7 4 (0.28%) Gradle
8 3 (0.21%) Travis CI
8 3 (0.21%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.070%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.070%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.070%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.070%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 147 (10.30%) Finance
2 50 (3.50%) Telecoms
3 44 (3.08%) Law
4 32 (2.24%) Public Sector
5 22 (1.54%) Banking
6 19 (1.33%) Legal
7 17 (1.19%) Manufacturing
8 16 (1.12%) Advertising
9 14 (0.98%) Electronics
9 14 (0.98%) Retail
10 12 (0.84%) Marketing
11 11 (0.77%) Back Office
12 10 (0.70%) Local Government
12 10 (0.70%) Military
13 9 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.35%) Games
15 3 (0.21%) Publishing
16 2 (0.14%) Billing
17 1 (0.070%) Investment Banking
17 1 (0.070%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (4.13%) Web Services
2 25 (1.75%) Kafka
3 16 (1.12%) LDAP
4 13 (0.91%) REST
5 12 (0.84%) .NET
5 12 (0.84%) React
6 11 (0.77%) YAML
7 10 (0.70%) Middleware
7 10 (0.70%) SAML
8 7 (0.49%) Elastic Stack
8 7 (0.49%) OAuth
9 6 (0.42%) JMS
10 5 (0.35%) 802.1X
10 5 (0.35%) COM
11 4 (0.28%) RabbitMQ
11 4 (0.28%) SOAP
11 4 (0.28%) Velocity
11 4 (0.28%) XMPP
12 3 (0.21%) LAMP
12 3 (0.21%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 173 (12.12%) Data Centre
2 72 (5.05%) Public Cloud
3 60 (4.20%) Analytical Skills
4 51 (3.57%) Private Cloud
5 40 (2.80%) Clustering
6 39 (2.73%) Self-Motivation
7 35 (2.45%) Replication
8 34 (2.38%) Management Information System
9 30 (2.10%) Hybrid Cloud
10 21 (1.47%) Driving Licence
11 17 (1.19%) Client/Server
11 17 (1.19%) Cloud Native
12 15 (1.05%) Linux Command Line
13 13 (0.91%) Algorithms
13 13 (0.91%) Fat Client
13 13 (0.91%) Thin Client
14 12 (0.84%) Data Structures
14 12 (0.84%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 12 (0.84%) PKI
15 10 (0.70%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 883 (61.88%) Windows
2 607 (42.54%) Windows Server
3 360 (25.23%) Linux
4 178 (12.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 171 (11.98%) Windows Server 2016
6 119 (8.34%) Windows 10
7 111 (7.78%) Windows Server 2019
8 103 (7.22%) Windows Server 2008
9 75 (5.26%) CentOS
10 70 (4.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 57 (3.99%) Ubuntu
12 52 (3.64%) Windows 7
13 47 (3.29%) Unix
14 18 (1.26%) Windows Server 2003
15 16 (1.12%) VMS
16 15 (1.05%) Android
17 14 (0.98%) Mac OS
18 12 (0.84%) Mac OS X
19 8 (0.56%) Fedora
19 8 (0.56%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,358 (95.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 228 (15.98%) ITIL
3 200 (14.02%) DevOps
4 143 (10.02%) Migration
5 116 (8.13%) Problem-Solving
6 108 (7.57%) Agile Software Development
7 102 (7.15%) Service Management
8 98 (6.87%) Infrastructure as Code
9 95 (6.66%) Configuration Management
10 83 (5.82%) Disaster Recovery
11 80 (5.61%) Continuous Improvement
12 75 (5.26%) Project Delivery
13 73 (5.12%) Project Management
14 58 (4.06%) Change Management
15 55 (3.85%) Site Reliability Engineering
16 52 (3.64%) Mentoring
17 49 (3.43%) Data Science
18 48 (3.36%) Service Delivery
19 46 (3.22%) Software Engineering
20 41 (2.87%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 395 (27.68%) PowerShell
2 171 (11.98%) SQL
3 145 (10.16%) Python
4 83 (5.82%) Bash Shell
5 42 (2.94%) Go
6 29 (2.03%) Shell Script
7 28 (1.96%) JavaScript
8 21 (1.47%) Java
9 12 (0.84%) C
9 12 (0.84%) TypeScript
10 11 (0.77%) Ruby
11 10 (0.70%) Perl
12 9 (0.63%) T-SQL
13 6 (0.42%) C++
13 6 (0.42%) VB
13 6 (0.42%) VBScript
14 4 (0.28%) C#
15 2 (0.14%) PHP
15 2 (0.14%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 132 (9.25%) Cisco Certification
2 115 (8.06%) Microsoft Certification
3 110 (7.71%) CCNA
4 78 (5.47%) Degree
5 76 (5.33%) MCSE
6 70 (4.91%) Security Cleared
7 56 (3.92%) MCSA
8 53 (3.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 52 (3.64%) SC Cleared
10 31 (2.17%) CCNP
11 29 (2.03%) MCITP
12 26 (1.82%) MCP
13 25 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
14 19 (1.33%) Computer Science Degree
14 19 (1.33%) RHCE
15 17 (1.19%) DV Cleared
15 17 (1.19%) Master's Degree
16 13 (0.91%) CCSA
17 8 (0.56%) Check Point Certification
17 8 (0.56%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (3.01%) SLA
2 25 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (1.33%) GDPR
4 11 (0.77%) Cyber Essentials
5 10 (0.70%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 10 (0.70%) PCI DSS
5 10 (0.70%) PMBOK
6 7 (0.49%) QA
7 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.070%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.070%) NIST
System Software
1 682 (47.79%) Active Directory
2 512 (35.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 301 (21.09%) Hyper-V
4 123 (8.62%) Docker
4 123 (8.62%) VMware ESXi
5 105 (7.36%) vSphere
6 76 (5.33%) XenApp
7 57 (3.99%) Virtual Servers
7 57 (3.99%) XenDesktop
8 44 (3.08%) Virtual Machines
9 38 (2.66%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 18 (1.26%) Virtual Desktop
10 18 (1.26%) VMware Server
11 16 (1.12%) VMware NSX
12 12 (0.84%) Xen
13 9 (0.63%) DFS Replication
13 9 (0.63%) Terminal Server
14 8 (0.56%) Firmware
14 8 (0.56%) RHEV
14 8 (0.56%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 173 (12.12%) SCCM
2 167 (11.70%) Ansible
3 126 (8.83%) Kubernetes
4 118 (8.27%) Terraform
5 98 (6.87%) Puppet
6 81 (5.68%) Microsoft Intune
7 58 (4.06%) SCOM
8 42 (2.94%) vCenter Server
9 31 (2.17%) Nagios
10 28 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
10 28 (1.96%) WSUS
11 21 (1.47%) Microsoft Clustering
11 21 (1.47%) NetBackup
12 19 (1.33%) SCVMM
13 16 (1.12%) vRealize
14 15 (1.05%) Backup Exec
14 15 (1.05%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 14 (0.98%) Failover Clustering
16 11 (0.77%) Prometheus
16 11 (0.77%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 816 (57.18%) VMware
2 680 (47.65%) Microsoft
3 303 (21.23%) Cisco
4 202 (14.16%) Citrix
5 122 (8.55%) Veeam
6 92 (6.45%) HP
6 92 (6.45%) Red Hat
7 77 (5.40%) Dell
8 66 (4.63%) NetApp
9 60 (4.20%) Meraki
10 58 (4.06%) EMC
11 51 (3.57%) IBM
12 47 (3.29%) Oracle
13 46 (3.22%) F5
14 44 (3.08%) Google
15 43 (3.01%) SolarWinds
16 37 (2.59%) Juniper
17 35 (2.45%) CheckPoint
18 34 (2.38%) SonicWALL
19 27 (1.89%) Sophos