Period
to 14 August 2018

The median annual salary for an Infrastructure Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 209 210 224
Rank change year-on-year +1 +14 +32
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 2,813 3,014 3,174
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.66% 1.70% 1.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.72% 1.77% 1.65%
Number of salaries quoted 2,504 2,719 2,818
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,750 £31,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £58,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 163,107 170,225 191,964
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.17% 96.10% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 131,422 137,390 161,434
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £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 14 August 2018.

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 14 August 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 2,657 £45,500 +2.25% 445
UK excluding London -6 1,685 £40,000 - 336
London -4 1,081 £55,000 +10.00% 140
South East -12 495 £45,000 +12.50% 79
North of England -6 391 £40,000 +6.67% 79
Midlands +33 269 £39,500 -1.25% 64
East of England +43 229 £45,000 -5.26% 36
South West +28 195 £36,750 -3.29% 47
Yorkshire +6 186 £40,000 +6.67% 37
North West -6 186 £40,000 - 39
West Midlands +26 159 £39,000 +2.63% 38
East Midlands +25 110 £40,000 -9.09% 26
Wales -30 59 £40,210 +0.52% 16
Scotland -52 41 £38,500 -23.00% 14
North East -22 19 £35,000 -9.68% 3
Northern Ireland -3 7 £42,500 -22.73%
Channel Islands -4 2 £43,750 -30.00%

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 2,727 (96.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1,998 (71.03%) Windows
3 1,633 (58.05%) VMware
4 1,471 (52.29%) Active Directory
5 1,399 (49.73%) Windows Server
6 1,310 (46.57%) Microsoft
7 1,020 (36.26%) VMware Infrastructure
8 992 (35.26%) Microsoft Azure
9 828 (29.43%) Office 365
10 800 (28.44%) Linux
11 685 (24.35%) Firewall
12 662 (23.53%) Cisco
13 651 (23.14%) PowerShell
14 645 (22.93%) Hyper-V
15 597 (21.22%) DNS
16 563 (20.01%) ITIL
17 558 (19.84%) Citrix
18 546 (19.41%) SAN
19 535 (19.02%) Amazon AWS
20 514 (18.27%) Windows Server 2008
21 508 (18.06%) MS Exchange
22 487 (17.31%) Windows Server 2012
23 467 (16.60%) SCCM
24 463 (16.46%) DHCP
25 459 (16.32%) Finance
26 437 (15.54%) SQL Server
27 408 (14.50%) WAN
28 397 (14.11%) LAN
29 362 (12.87%) DevOps
29 362 (12.87%) Data Centre

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
1 508 (18.06%) MS Exchange
2 208 (7.39%) Exchange Server 2013
3 182 (6.47%) Exchange Server 2010
4 164 (5.83%) IIS
5 145 (5.15%) SharePoint
6 121 (4.30%) Skype for Business
7 52 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2007
8 38 (1.35%) Apache
9 30 (1.07%) Tomcat
10 27 (0.96%) nginx
11 24 (0.85%) OpenStack
12 22 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2003
13 18 (0.64%) JBoss
14 14 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
15 12 (0.43%) Confluence
16 11 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
17 9 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
18 8 (0.28%) Site Server
18 8 (0.28%) WebLogic
19 5 (0.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 198 (7.04%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.036%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.14%) C-CURE
3 4 (0.14%) TRIRIGA
4 2 (0.071%) Maximo
4 2 (0.071%) Teamcenter
4 2 (0.071%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.036%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.036%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 992 (35.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 828 (29.43%) Office 365
3 535 (19.02%) Amazon AWS
4 112 (3.98%) IaaS
5 100 (3.55%) PaaS
6 91 (3.23%) Azure Active Directory
7 69 (2.45%) SaaS
8 35 (1.24%) Dynamics 365
9 34 (1.21%) Amazon EC2
10 30 (1.07%) Mimecast
11 29 (1.03%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 29 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
12 28 (1.00%) Google Cloud Platform
13 22 (0.78%) Amazon S3
14 21 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
14 21 (0.75%) Serverless
15 20 (0.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 19 (0.68%) OpenShift
17 18 (0.64%) OneDrive
18 16 (0.57%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 685 (24.35%) Firewall
2 597 (21.22%) DNS
3 546 (19.41%) SAN
4 463 (16.46%) DHCP
5 408 (14.50%) WAN
6 397 (14.11%) LAN
7 294 (10.45%) VPN
8 275 (9.78%) TCP/IP
9 145 (5.15%) Network Security
10 138 (4.91%) VLAN
11 126 (4.48%) VoIP
12 111 (3.95%) Cisco ASA
13 108 (3.84%) NAS
14 102 (3.63%) Skype
15 100 (3.55%) MPLS
16 84 (2.99%) NetScaler
17 75 (2.67%) Wireless
18 72 (2.56%) Internet
19 61 (2.17%) WLAN
20 55 (1.96%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 437 (15.54%) SQL Server
2 73 (2.60%) MySQL
3 49 (1.74%) SQL Server 2008
4 43 (1.53%) PostgreSQL
4 43 (1.53%) SQL Server 2016
5 33 (1.17%) MongoDB
6 32 (1.14%) Big Data
7 27 (0.96%) Amazon RDS
8 25 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
9 23 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
10 21 (0.75%) SQL Server 2014
11 15 (0.53%) Azure SQL Database
12 14 (0.50%) Relational Database
13 12 (0.43%) Hadoop
14 11 (0.39%) Blockchain
14 11 (0.39%) NoSQL
14 11 (0.39%) Oracle Database
15 8 (0.28%) Apache Cassandra
16 6 (0.21%) Oracle Database 11g
17 5 (0.18%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 108 (3.84%) Jenkins
2 60 (2.13%) Git (software)
3 50 (1.78%) JIRA
4 26 (0.92%) TeamCity
5 25 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
6 22 (0.78%) Subversion
7 19 (0.68%) Octopus Deploy
8 15 (0.53%) Visual Studio Team System
9 11 (0.39%) Maven
9 11 (0.39%) Redmine
10 9 (0.32%) GitLab
11 8 (0.28%) Vagrant
12 7 (0.25%) Bitbucket
13 6 (0.21%) Artifactory
13 6 (0.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 5 (0.18%) GCC
14 5 (0.18%) Phabricator
14 5 (0.18%) SonarQube
14 5 (0.18%) Sonatype Nexus
15 3 (0.11%) MSBuild
General
1 459 (16.32%) Finance
2 108 (3.84%) Retail
3 103 (3.66%) Banking
4 74 (2.63%) Telecoms
5 55 (1.96%) Legal
6 47 (1.67%) Marketing
7 46 (1.64%) Manufacturing
8 41 (1.46%) Law
9 32 (1.14%) Back Office
10 28 (1.00%) Advertising
11 27 (0.96%) Investment Banking
12 18 (0.64%) Billing
12 18 (0.64%) Games
13 14 (0.50%) Automotive
13 14 (0.50%) Financial Institution
14 10 (0.36%) Aerospace
15 8 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
15 8 (0.28%) Publishing
16 6 (0.21%) Local Government
17 4 (0.14%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (3.38%) Web Services
2 39 (1.39%) Middleware
3 33 (1.17%) .NET
4 20 (0.71%) LAMP
5 19 (0.68%) LDAP
6 14 (0.50%) 802.1X
6 14 (0.50%) Elastic Stack
7 11 (0.39%) CSS
7 11 (0.39%) WSH
8 10 (0.36%) .NET Framework
8 10 (0.36%) Flash
8 10 (0.36%) REST
9 9 (0.32%) COM
9 9 (0.32%) LAPP Stack
10 8 (0.28%) X-Windows
11 7 (0.25%) LEMP Stack
11 7 (0.25%) RESTful
12 6 (0.21%) Apache CXF
12 6 (0.21%) WCF
12 6 (0.21%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 362 (12.87%) Data Centre
2 172 (6.11%) Analytical Skills
3 115 (4.09%) Clustering
3 115 (4.09%) Self-Motivation
4 85 (3.02%) Replication
5 84 (2.99%) PKI
6 70 (2.49%) Public Cloud
7 64 (2.28%) Management Information System
8 61 (2.17%) Private Cloud
9 60 (2.13%) Computer Science
10 50 (1.78%) Driving Licence
11 46 (1.64%) Fintech
12 39 (1.39%) Hybrid Cloud
13 37 (1.32%) Enterprise Storage
14 34 (1.21%) EMC VNX
15 33 (1.17%) Hedge funds
16 32 (1.14%) Linux Command Line
17 26 (0.92%) Data Protection Act
18 25 (0.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
19 19 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1,998 (71.03%) Windows
2 1,399 (49.73%) Windows Server
3 800 (28.44%) Linux
4 514 (18.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 487 (17.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 236 (8.39%) Windows 10
7 191 (6.79%) Windows 7
8 123 (4.37%) Unix
9 105 (3.73%) Windows Server 2003
10 98 (3.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 86 (3.06%) Windows 8
12 57 (2.03%) CentOS
13 43 (1.53%) Ubuntu
14 32 (1.14%) Solaris
15 27 (0.96%) Windows 2000 Server
16 26 (0.92%) Mac OS
17 23 (0.82%) Windows XP
18 20 (0.71%) Android
19 16 (0.57%) Apple iOS
20 12 (0.43%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,727 (96.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 563 (20.01%) ITIL
3 362 (12.87%) DevOps
4 280 (9.95%) Problem-Solving
5 256 (9.10%) Agile Software Development
6 206 (7.32%) Migration
7 199 (7.07%) Disaster Recovery
8 153 (5.44%) Load Balancing
9 149 (5.30%) Service Management
10 137 (4.87%) Configuration Management
11 130 (4.62%) Project Management
12 122 (4.34%) Problem Management
13 97 (3.45%) Continuous Integration
14 94 (3.34%) Information Security
15 93 (3.31%) Patch Management
16 92 (3.27%) Cybersecurity
17 91 (3.23%) Mentoring
18 87 (3.09%) High Availability
19 86 (3.06%) Service Delivery
20 85 (3.02%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 651 (23.14%) PowerShell
2 359 (12.76%) SQL
3 209 (7.43%) Python
4 182 (6.47%) Bash Shell
5 73 (2.60%) Ruby
6 61 (2.17%) Java
7 58 (2.06%) Perl
8 50 (1.78%) C
9 40 (1.42%) C#
10 35 (1.24%) JavaScript
11 34 (1.21%) Shell Script
12 32 (1.14%) VBScript
13 16 (0.57%) Go
13 16 (0.57%) Korn
13 16 (0.57%) PHP
14 13 (0.46%) VB
15 4 (0.14%) C++
16 3 (0.11%) T-SQL
17 1 (0.036%) PL/SQL
17 1 (0.036%) Scala
Qualifications
1 347 (12.34%) Microsoft Certification
2 260 (9.24%) MCSE
3 240 (8.53%) Cisco Certification
4 222 (7.89%) Degree
5 211 (7.50%) CCNA
6 153 (5.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 138 (4.91%) Security Cleared
8 124 (4.41%) MCSA
9 97 (3.45%) CCNP
10 79 (2.81%) MCITP
11 77 (2.74%) CISSP
12 62 (2.20%) MCP
13 52 (1.85%) DV Cleared
14 45 (1.60%) Citrix Certification
15 43 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
16 42 (1.49%) SC Cleared
17 36 (1.28%) CompTIA Security+
18 35 (1.24%) Computer Science Degree
19 30 (1.07%) CISM
20 24 (0.85%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 148 (5.26%) SLA
2 78 (2.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 25 (0.89%) PCI DSS
4 20 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 18 (0.64%) QA
6 15 (0.53%) GDPR
7 10 (0.36%) PMO
8 8 (0.28%) ISO 9001
9 6 (0.21%) GAMP
9 6 (0.21%) GCP
10 4 (0.14%) FISMA
11 3 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 3 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 2 (0.071%) COBIT
12 2 (0.071%) Cyber Essentials
12 2 (0.071%) ISO 22301
13 1 (0.036%) Disclosure Scotland
13 1 (0.036%) GPG13
13 1 (0.036%) HIPAA
13 1 (0.036%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 1,471 (52.29%) Active Directory
2 1,020 (36.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 645 (22.93%) Hyper-V
4 273 (9.70%) VMware ESXi
5 265 (9.42%) vSphere
6 204 (7.25%) XenApp
7 128 (4.55%) XenDesktop
8 117 (4.16%) Docker
9 88 (3.13%) Virtual Machines
10 82 (2.92%) Virtual Servers
11 49 (1.74%) Virtual Desktop
12 45 (1.60%) VMware NSX
12 45 (1.60%) XenServer
13 29 (1.03%) BitLocker
13 29 (1.03%) Firmware
13 29 (1.03%) Terminal Services
14 27 (0.96%) Samba
15 24 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
16 23 (0.82%) NFS
16 23 (0.82%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 467 (16.60%) SCCM
2 198 (7.04%) Puppet
3 195 (6.93%) SCOM
4 179 (6.36%) Ansible
5 148 (5.26%) vCenter Server
6 97 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
7 88 (3.13%) Terraform
7 88 (3.13%) WSUS
8 78 (2.77%) Kubernetes
9 61 (2.17%) Failover Clustering
10 55 (1.96%) vRealize
11 51 (1.81%) Nagios
12 42 (1.49%) Backup Exec
13 36 (1.28%) Single Sign-On
14 32 (1.14%) McAfee ePO
15 30 (1.07%) AirWatch
16 29 (1.03%) Microsoft Intune
17 28 (1.00%) NetBackup
17 28 (1.00%) SCOrch
18 27 (0.96%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 1,633 (58.05%) VMware
2 1,310 (46.57%) Microsoft
3 662 (23.53%) Cisco
4 558 (19.84%) Citrix
5 210 (7.47%) HP
6 204 (7.25%) Veeam
7 154 (5.47%) NetApp
8 150 (5.33%) EMC
9 145 (5.15%) Dell
10 115 (4.09%) Red Hat
11 97 (3.45%) SolarWinds
12 95 (3.38%) McAfee
13 90 (3.20%) CheckPoint
14 73 (2.60%) ServiceNow
15 72 (2.56%) Splunk
16 71 (2.52%) F5
16 71 (2.52%) Google
17 60 (2.13%) Oracle
18 56 (1.99%) Sophos
19 54 (1.92%) Fortinet