Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for an Infrastructure Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 November 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
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 215 213 254
Rank change year-on-year -2 +41 +19
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 2938 3022 2860
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.63% 1.60% 1.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.70% 1.66% 1.36%
Number of salaries quoted 2595 2690 2616
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £30,283 £30,750 £29,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,250
% change year-on-year - +4.58% +2.00%

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 172577 182568 211044
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138473 152713 175380
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.11% +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 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 24 November 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 24 November 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 2665 £42,500 - 181
UK excluding London +3 1808 £40,000 - 101
London +29 1090 £50,000 +5.26% 86
South East -21 539 £40,000 -11.11% 26
North of England +8 413 £37,000 -1.33% 27
Midlands -45 218 £37,500 -7.98% 18
East of England +27 217 £47,000 +13.25% 15
North West -6 194 £38,000 +1.33% 18
South West +36 189 £40,000 +11.11% 9
Yorkshire +12 185 £37,000 -1.33% 9
West Midlands -30 150 £37,500 -6.25% 11
Wales +72 112 £40,000 +14.29%
Scotland +11 111 £47,500 +26.67% 5
East Midlands -50 60 £40,000 -5.88% 7
North East +26 35 £32,500 +8.33%
Northern Ireland -14 13 £47,500 +58.33% 1

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 2152 (73.25%) Windows
2 1855 (63.14%) VMware
3 1561 (53.13%) Active Directory
4 1502 (51.12%) Windows Server
5 1452 (49.42%) Microsoft
6 1141 (38.84%) VMware Infrastructure
7 893 (30.39%) Cisco
8 833 (28.35%) Windows Server 2012
9 776 (26.41%) MS Exchange
10 758 (25.80%) Firewall
11 753 (25.63%) SAN
12 748 (25.46%) Office 365
13 741 (25.22%) Hyper-V
14 723 (24.61%) Microsoft Azure
15 711 (24.20%) Citrix
16 709 (24.13%) Windows Server 2008
17 699 (23.79%) ITIL
17 699 (23.79%) Linux
18 647 (22.02%) DNS
19 617 (21.00%) PowerShell
20 568 (19.33%) SQL Server
21 506 (17.22%) DHCP
22 503 (17.12%) SCCM
23 486 (16.54%) Microsoft Certification
24 467 (15.90%) SQL
25 452 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
26 446 (15.18%) Finance
27 423 (14.40%) WAN
28 379 (12.90%) LAN
29 357 (12.15%) MCSE

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
1 776 (26.41%) MS Exchange
2 312 (10.62%) Exchange Server 2010
3 224 (7.62%) SharePoint
4 220 (7.49%) Exchange Server 2013
5 203 (6.91%) IIS
6 188 (6.40%) Skype for Business
7 85 (2.89%) Apache
8 53 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2007
9 49 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2003
10 45 (1.53%) OpenStack
11 39 (1.33%) nginx
11 39 (1.33%) Tomcat
12 32 (1.09%) Confluence
13 20 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 19 (0.65%) Cloud Foundry
15 17 (0.58%) JBoss
15 17 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
16 12 (0.41%) IBM Notes
17 11 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
17 11 (0.37%) SAS
Applications
1 165 (5.62%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (0.37%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.20%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.068%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.068%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.068%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.034%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.034%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.034%) InCopy
5 1 (0.034%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 6 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.10%) Teamcenter
3 3 (0.10%) Workfront
4 2 (0.068%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.068%) 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%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 748 (25.46%) Office 365
2 723 (24.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 452 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
4 140 (4.77%) IaaS
5 118 (4.02%) PaaS
6 78 (2.65%) Azure Active Directory
7 72 (2.45%) SaaS
8 48 (1.63%) Mimecast
9 34 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
10 28 (0.95%) AWS CloudFormation
10 28 (0.95%) Google Cloud Platform
11 20 (0.68%) OpenShift
12 15 (0.51%) OneDrive
12 15 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 13 (0.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 9 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
15 7 (0.24%) Amazon S3
16 5 (0.17%) Dynamics 365
17 4 (0.14%) G Suite
17 4 (0.14%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 758 (25.80%) Firewall
2 753 (25.63%) SAN
3 647 (22.02%) DNS
4 506 (17.22%) DHCP
5 423 (14.40%) WAN
6 379 (12.90%) LAN
7 299 (10.18%) TCP/IP
8 248 (8.44%) VPN
9 180 (6.13%) VoIP
10 172 (5.85%) VLAN
11 162 (5.51%) NAS
12 139 (4.73%) Skype
13 113 (3.85%) Cisco ASA
14 110 (3.74%) Internet
15 80 (2.72%) MPLS
16 75 (2.55%) iSCSI
16 75 (2.55%) NetScaler
17 74 (2.52%) Network Security
17 74 (2.52%) Wireless
18 66 (2.25%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 568 (19.33%) SQL Server
2 82 (2.79%) MySQL
3 72 (2.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 63 (2.14%) SQL Server 2012
5 45 (1.53%) NoSQL
6 43 (1.46%) SQL Server 2014
7 37 (1.26%) SQL Server 2005
8 33 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
9 27 (0.92%) MongoDB
10 24 (0.82%) SQL Server 2016
11 23 (0.78%) Big Data
12 21 (0.71%) Amazon RDS
13 12 (0.41%) DB2
13 12 (0.41%) Hadoop
14 9 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 8 (0.27%) Relational Database
15 8 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 6 (0.20%) Azure SQL Database
16 6 (0.20%) Blockchain
17 4 (0.14%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 119 (4.05%) Jenkins
2 57 (1.94%) Git (software)
3 50 (1.70%) JIRA
4 33 (1.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 31 (1.06%) Octopus Deploy
6 18 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
7 17 (0.58%) Maven
8 16 (0.54%) Artifactory
9 12 (0.41%) MSI
10 11 (0.37%) GitLab
10 11 (0.37%) Subversion
11 9 (0.31%) Redmine
11 9 (0.31%) Vagrant
12 7 (0.24%) Rational DOORS
12 7 (0.24%) SonarQube
12 7 (0.24%) Visual Studio Team System
13 6 (0.20%) CircleCI
13 6 (0.20%) Travis CI
14 5 (0.17%) Phabricator
14 5 (0.17%) TeamCity
General
1 446 (15.18%) Finance
2 125 (4.25%) Telecoms
3 66 (2.25%) Banking
4 64 (2.18%) Manufacturing
5 51 (1.74%) Retail
6 40 (1.36%) Legal
7 37 (1.26%) Law
8 32 (1.09%) Back Office
8 32 (1.09%) Marketing
9 27 (0.92%) Advertising
10 26 (0.88%) Electronics
11 18 (0.61%) Games
12 16 (0.54%) Financial Institution
13 13 (0.44%) Aerospace
13 13 (0.44%) Dutch Language
14 12 (0.41%) Automotive
14 12 (0.41%) Publishing
15 11 (0.37%) Front Office
16 10 (0.34%) Investment Banking
17 9 (0.31%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (3.34%) Web Services
2 67 (2.28%) .NET
3 28 (0.95%) LAMP
4 24 (0.82%) Middleware
5 19 (0.65%) Software Packaging
6 18 (0.61%) XMPP
7 15 (0.51%) 802.1X
8 11 (0.37%) LAPP Stack
9 9 (0.31%) HTML
9 9 (0.31%) LEMP Stack
9 9 (0.31%) SAML
10 8 (0.27%) REST
10 8 (0.27%) WAP
11 7 (0.24%) Elastic Stack
11 7 (0.24%) jQuery
12 6 (0.20%) CSS
12 6 (0.20%) Kafka
12 6 (0.20%) RabbitMQ
12 6 (0.20%) Sensu
13 5 (0.17%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 326 (11.10%) Data Centre
2 129 (4.39%) Analytical Skills
3 117 (3.98%) Clustering
4 93 (3.17%) Computer Science
5 81 (2.76%) Replication
6 79 (2.69%) Management Information System
7 72 (2.45%) Public Cloud
8 71 (2.42%) Hedge funds
9 48 (1.63%) Driving Licence
10 45 (1.53%) PKI
11 44 (1.50%) Enterprise Storage
12 40 (1.36%) Hybrid Cloud
12 40 (1.36%) Virtual Team
13 36 (1.23%) Fat Client
13 36 (1.23%) Thin Client
14 35 (1.19%) EMC VNX
15 31 (1.06%) Blackberry
16 28 (0.95%) Fintech
17 27 (0.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
18 25 (0.85%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2152 (73.25%) Windows
2 1502 (51.12%) Windows Server
3 833 (28.35%) Windows Server 2012
4 709 (24.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 699 (23.79%) Linux
6 350 (11.91%) Windows 10
7 332 (11.30%) Windows 7
8 154 (5.24%) Windows Server 2003
9 148 (5.04%) Unix
10 137 (4.66%) Windows 8
11 100 (3.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 77 (2.62%) CentOS
13 46 (1.57%) Ubuntu
14 40 (1.36%) Debian
15 35 (1.19%) Windows 2000 Server
16 32 (1.09%) Mac OS X
17 29 (0.99%) Solaris
18 23 (0.78%) Windows XP
19 20 (0.68%) Android
20 18 (0.61%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 699 (23.79%) ITIL
2 248 (8.44%) DevOps
3 234 (7.96%) Disaster Recovery
4 191 (6.50%) Change Management
5 186 (6.33%) Service Delivery
6 179 (6.09%) Agile Software Development
7 122 (4.15%) Configuration Management
8 119 (4.05%) High Availability
9 115 (3.91%) Migration
10 109 (3.71%) Problem Management
11 103 (3.51%) Continuous Integration
12 101 (3.44%) Server Virtualisation
13 96 (3.27%) Kalman Filter
14 93 (3.17%) Cybersecurity
15 92 (3.13%) Project Management
16 91 (3.10%) Service Management
17 88 (3.00%) ITIL V3
17 88 (3.00%) Mentoring
18 78 (2.65%) Patch Management
19 76 (2.59%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 617 (21.00%) PowerShell
2 467 (15.90%) SQL
3 143 (4.87%) Python
4 116 (3.95%) Bash Shell
5 115 (3.91%) Java
6 59 (2.01%) Shell Script
7 58 (1.97%) Perl
8 51 (1.74%) VBScript
9 43 (1.46%) T-SQL
10 38 (1.29%) Ruby
11 34 (1.16%) C
12 30 (1.02%) JavaScript
13 28 (0.95%) C#
14 18 (0.61%) C++
15 17 (0.58%) PHP
16 14 (0.48%) Korn
16 14 (0.48%) VB
17 9 (0.31%) Go
18 6 (0.20%) AWK
18 6 (0.20%) sed
Qualifications
1 486 (16.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 357 (12.15%) MCSE
3 354 (12.05%) Cisco Certification
4 315 (10.72%) CCNA
5 217 (7.39%) Degree
6 208 (7.08%) MCSA
7 168 (5.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 151 (5.14%) Security Cleared
9 119 (4.05%) CCNP
10 84 (2.86%) SC Cleared
11 76 (2.59%) MCITP
12 72 (2.45%) Citrix Certification
13 64 (2.18%) MCP
14 62 (2.11%) CCA
14 62 (2.11%) DV Cleared
15 41 (1.40%) Computer Science Degree
16 28 (0.95%) CISSP
17 21 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
18 20 (0.68%) MCTS
18 20 (0.68%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 113 (3.85%) SLA
2 78 (2.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 31 (1.06%) PCI DSS
4 14 (0.48%) QA
5 11 (0.37%) GCP
5 11 (0.37%) GDPR
6 9 (0.31%) PMO
7 8 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 7 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
9 4 (0.14%) SAS 70
10 3 (0.10%) ISO 22301
10 3 (0.10%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.068%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.034%) Data Quality
12 1 (0.034%) Disclosure Scotland
12 1 (0.034%) HIPAA
System Software
1 1561 (53.13%) Active Directory
2 1141 (38.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 741 (25.22%) Hyper-V
4 313 (10.65%) vSphere
5 311 (10.59%) VMware ESXi
6 302 (10.28%) XenApp
7 222 (7.56%) XenDesktop
8 100 (3.40%) Virtual Servers
9 90 (3.06%) Docker
10 86 (2.93%) Virtual Machines
11 58 (1.97%) Microsoft App-V
11 58 (1.97%) XenServer
12 41 (1.40%) Virtual Desktop
13 37 (1.26%) VirtualBox
14 35 (1.19%) Terminal Services
15 31 (1.06%) VMware NSX
16 30 (1.02%) VMware Workstation
17 25 (0.85%) Firmware
18 23 (0.78%) vCloud
19 21 (0.71%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 503 (17.12%) SCCM
2 225 (7.66%) SCOM
3 183 (6.23%) Puppet
4 138 (4.70%) Ansible
5 113 (3.85%) WSUS
6 98 (3.34%) vCenter Server
7 96 (3.27%) Backup Exec
8 92 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
9 75 (2.55%) Nagios
10 52 (1.77%) Terraform
11 47 (1.60%) Microsoft Clustering
12 46 (1.57%) NetBackup
13 43 (1.46%) Kubernetes
14 34 (1.16%) SCVMM
15 28 (0.95%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
16 25 (0.85%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
17 24 (0.82%) Cisco CUCM
17 24 (0.82%) McAfee ePO
17 24 (0.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
18 23 (0.78%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 1855 (63.14%) VMware
2 1452 (49.42%) Microsoft
3 893 (30.39%) Cisco
4 711 (24.20%) Citrix
5 313 (10.65%) HP
6 285 (9.70%) NetApp
7 193 (6.57%) Dell
8 161 (5.48%) Veeam
9 152 (5.17%) EMC
10 150 (5.11%) Red Hat
11 109 (3.71%) Juniper
12 102 (3.47%) IBM
13 96 (3.27%) Symantec
14 94 (3.20%) SolarWinds
15 76 (2.59%) 3PAR
16 61 (2.08%) Avaya
17 60 (2.04%) McAfee
18 59 (2.01%) CheckPoint
19 58 (1.97%) F5
20 57 (1.94%) Splunk