Period
to 14 December 2018

The median annual salary for an Infrastructure Engineer was £47,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 14 December 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 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 197 217 221
Rank change year-on-year +20 +4 +34
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 2,822 2,914 2,932
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.77% 1.62% 1.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.85% 1.69% 1.64%
Number of salaries quoted 2,456 2,582 2,600
UK median annual salary £47,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.59% - -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £31,160
90th Percentile £68,750 £63,750 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £39,625 £40,000
% change year-on-year +7.26% -0.94% +1.27%

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 152,660 172,531 179,238
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.84% 96.04% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 122,387 138,781 149,637
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,750 £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% - +3.03%

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 December 2018.

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 14 December 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 +30 2,665 £47,500 +11.76% 498
UK excluding London +11 1,693 £42,500 +7.26% 383
London +29 1,067 £55,000 +10.00% 137
South East -7 477 £44,500 +11.25% 80
North of England +40 439 £42,000 +13.51% 101
Midlands +50 271 £40,000 +6.67% 73
South West +33 213 £40,000 - 60
Yorkshire +35 204 £40,000 +8.11% 37
East of England +5 198 £42,500 -5.56% 48
North West +22 197 £42,000 +12.00% 56
West Midlands +54 178 £41,500 +10.67% 36
East Midlands +47 93 £40,000 +9.59% 37
Wales -27 61 £38,000 -5.00% 10
North East +4 38 £49,482 +52.25% 8
Scotland -82 29 £47,500 +5.56% 9
Channel Islands - 3 - -
Isle of Man - 2 £37,500 -
Northern Ireland -16 1 £67,500 +50.00% 3

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 2,728 (96.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1,955 (69.28%) Windows
3 1,511 (53.54%) Active Directory
4 1,494 (52.94%) VMware
5 1,317 (46.67%) Windows Server
6 1,304 (46.21%) Microsoft
7 986 (34.94%) Microsoft Azure
8 889 (31.50%) VMware Infrastructure
9 855 (30.30%) Office 365
10 791 (28.03%) Linux
11 719 (25.48%) Firewall
12 684 (24.24%) PowerShell
13 637 (22.57%) DNS
14 604 (21.40%) Amazon AWS
15 595 (21.08%) Hyper-V
15 595 (21.08%) Cisco
16 563 (19.95%) ITIL
17 526 (18.64%) Citrix
18 512 (18.14%) SCCM
19 511 (18.11%) Windows Server 2012
20 486 (17.22%) Finance
21 462 (16.37%) DHCP
22 449 (15.91%) Windows Server 2008
23 444 (15.73%) MS Exchange
24 413 (14.64%) SQL
25 407 (14.42%) DevOps
26 402 (14.25%) SQL Server
26 402 (14.25%) SAN
27 384 (13.61%) Agile Software Development
28 359 (12.72%) 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
1 444 (15.73%) MS Exchange
2 202 (7.16%) SharePoint
3 173 (6.13%) IIS
4 118 (4.18%) Exchange Server 2010
5 108 (3.83%) Skype for Business
6 105 (3.72%) Exchange Server 2013
7 83 (2.94%) Apache
8 32 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2007
8 32 (1.13%) nginx
8 32 (1.13%) OpenStack
9 30 (1.06%) Tomcat
10 23 (0.82%) SharePoint 2010
11 18 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
12 17 (0.60%) Confluence
12 17 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
13 16 (0.57%) CMS
13 16 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2003
14 12 (0.43%) Apache Spark
15 11 (0.39%) WebLogic
16 9 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 154 (5.46%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.071%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.035%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.14%) C-CURE
4 2 (0.071%) Bankmaster
4 2 (0.071%) Magento
4 2 (0.071%) PlanetPress Connect
4 2 (0.071%) Sage 50
4 2 (0.071%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.071%) Workfront
5 1 (0.035%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.035%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 986 (34.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 855 (30.30%) Office 365
3 604 (21.40%) Amazon AWS
4 111 (3.93%) IaaS
5 109 (3.86%) Azure Active Directory
6 106 (3.76%) PaaS
7 96 (3.40%) SaaS
8 69 (2.45%) Cloud Computing
9 54 (1.91%) Google Cloud Platform
10 49 (1.74%) Amazon EC2
11 42 (1.49%) Mimecast
12 34 (1.20%) Amazon S3
13 22 (0.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 21 (0.74%) Dynamics 365
15 19 (0.67%) G Suite
16 18 (0.64%) OneDrive
16 18 (0.64%) Serverless
17 14 (0.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 14 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
17 14 (0.50%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 719 (25.48%) Firewall
2 637 (22.57%) DNS
3 462 (16.37%) DHCP
4 402 (14.25%) SAN
5 358 (12.69%) LAN
6 344 (12.19%) WAN
7 286 (10.13%) TCP/IP
8 256 (9.07%) VPN
9 143 (5.07%) Network Security
10 123 (4.36%) VLAN
11 111 (3.93%) Skype
12 103 (3.65%) VoIP
13 99 (3.51%) Internet
14 95 (3.37%) NAS
15 93 (3.30%) Wireless
16 90 (3.19%) NetScaler
17 78 (2.76%) iSCSI
18 73 (2.59%) Fibre Channel
19 72 (2.55%) Wi-Fi
20 71 (2.52%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 402 (14.25%) SQL Server
2 81 (2.87%) MySQL
3 46 (1.63%) MongoDB
4 42 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
5 41 (1.45%) SQL Server 2016
6 39 (1.38%) SQL Server 2012
7 35 (1.24%) Big Data
8 34 (1.20%) Amazon RDS
8 34 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
9 29 (1.03%) NoSQL
10 25 (0.89%) Relational Database
10 25 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
11 21 (0.74%) SQL Server 2014
12 18 (0.64%) Azure SQL Database
13 16 (0.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 15 (0.53%) Apache Cassandra
15 14 (0.50%) Hadoop
16 11 (0.39%) Oracle Database
17 5 (0.18%) Blockchain
17 5 (0.18%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 88 (3.12%) Jenkins
2 68 (2.41%) JIRA
3 51 (1.81%) Git (software)
4 23 (0.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 17 (0.60%) MSI
6 15 (0.53%) Redmine
6 15 (0.53%) Visual Studio Team System
7 12 (0.43%) GitLab
7 12 (0.43%) Octopus Deploy
7 12 (0.43%) TeamCity
8 10 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (0.28%) Bitbucket
10 7 (0.25%) Vagrant
11 4 (0.14%) Artifactory
11 4 (0.14%) Gerrit
11 4 (0.14%) Subversion
12 3 (0.11%) Maven
12 3 (0.11%) Mercurial
12 3 (0.11%) PEAR
12 3 (0.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 486 (17.22%) Finance
2 90 (3.19%) Telecoms
3 86 (3.05%) Retail
4 76 (2.69%) Banking
5 60 (2.13%) Marketing
6 53 (1.88%) Manufacturing
7 41 (1.45%) Legal
8 38 (1.35%) Law
9 27 (0.96%) Games
10 25 (0.89%) Electronics
11 18 (0.64%) Back Office
11 18 (0.64%) Investment Banking
12 13 (0.46%) Financial Institution
13 11 (0.39%) Advertising
13 11 (0.39%) Aerospace
14 10 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
15 8 (0.28%) Publishing
16 7 (0.25%) Automotive
17 4 (0.14%) Local Government
18 3 (0.11%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (3.40%) Web Services
2 39 (1.38%) Middleware
3 28 (0.99%) .NET
4 27 (0.96%) LDAP
5 26 (0.92%) LAMP
6 23 (0.82%) LEMP Stack
7 15 (0.53%) RabbitMQ
8 12 (0.43%) Elastic Stack
8 12 (0.43%) HTML
9 11 (0.39%) WSH
10 10 (0.35%) Kafka
11 9 (0.32%) MEAN Stack
12 6 (0.21%) 802.1X
12 6 (0.21%) React
12 6 (0.21%) Spring
13 5 (0.18%) Flash
13 5 (0.18%) SAML
14 4 (0.14%) Ember.js
14 4 (0.14%) Sensu
14 4 (0.14%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 359 (12.72%) Data Centre
2 201 (7.12%) Analytical Skills
3 125 (4.43%) PKI
4 112 (3.97%) Clustering
5 95 (3.37%) Self-Motivation
6 87 (3.08%) Management Information System
7 78 (2.76%) Replication
8 58 (2.06%) Private Cloud
9 57 (2.02%) Fintech
10 55 (1.95%) Hybrid Cloud
11 51 (1.81%) Public Cloud
12 42 (1.49%) Enterprise Storage
12 42 (1.49%) Fat Client
12 42 (1.49%) Thin Client
13 33 (1.17%) Hedge funds
14 31 (1.10%) EMC VNX
15 28 (0.99%) Driving Licence
16 21 (0.74%) Data Protection Act
17 20 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
18 19 (0.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 1,955 (69.28%) Windows
2 1,317 (46.67%) Windows Server
3 791 (28.03%) Linux
4 511 (18.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 449 (15.91%) Windows Server 2008
6 296 (10.49%) Windows 10
7 191 (6.77%) Windows 7
8 141 (5.00%) Unix
9 140 (4.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 137 (4.85%) Windows Server 2003
11 81 (2.87%) CentOS
12 61 (2.16%) Windows 8
13 40 (1.42%) Ubuntu
14 29 (1.03%) Solaris
15 21 (0.74%) Apple iOS
16 20 (0.71%) Mac OS X
16 20 (0.71%) Windows 2000 Server
17 19 (0.67%) SUSE
18 15 (0.53%) Mac OS
18 15 (0.53%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,728 (96.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 563 (19.95%) ITIL
3 407 (14.42%) DevOps
4 384 (13.61%) Agile Software Development
5 313 (11.09%) Problem-Solving
6 214 (7.58%) Migration
7 203 (7.19%) Service Management
8 186 (6.59%) Disaster Recovery
9 166 (5.88%) Mentoring
10 151 (5.35%) High Availability
11 135 (4.78%) Continuous Improvement
12 133 (4.71%) Project Management
13 125 (4.43%) Configuration Management
14 124 (4.39%) Load Balancing
15 116 (4.11%) Problem Management
16 113 (4.00%) Cybersecurity
17 112 (3.97%) Service Delivery
18 109 (3.86%) Information Security
19 108 (3.83%) Change Management
20 105 (3.72%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 684 (24.24%) PowerShell
2 413 (14.64%) SQL
3 230 (8.15%) Python
4 189 (6.70%) Bash Shell
5 88 (3.12%) Perl
6 75 (2.66%) Java
6 75 (2.66%) Ruby
7 50 (1.77%) PHP
8 49 (1.74%) VBScript
9 46 (1.63%) C
10 38 (1.35%) Go
11 34 (1.20%) Korn
12 23 (0.82%) VB
13 21 (0.74%) T-SQL
14 19 (0.67%) Shell Script
15 16 (0.57%) C#
15 16 (0.57%) C++
16 15 (0.53%) JavaScript
17 12 (0.43%) Bourne shell
18 1 (0.035%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 342 (12.12%) Microsoft Certification
2 251 (8.89%) MCSE
3 220 (7.80%) Cisco Certification
4 185 (6.56%) CCNA
5 178 (6.31%) Security Cleared
6 164 (5.81%) Degree
7 138 (4.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 109 (3.86%) MCSA
9 86 (3.05%) DV Cleared
10 77 (2.73%) CCNP
10 77 (2.73%) CISSP
11 67 (2.37%) ITIL Certification
12 66 (2.34%) SC Cleared
13 56 (1.98%) MCP
14 50 (1.77%) Citrix Certification
15 38 (1.35%) MCITP
16 36 (1.28%) CompTIA Security+
17 34 (1.20%) CCA
18 32 (1.13%) CISM
19 24 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 183 (6.48%) SLA
2 60 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 29 (1.03%) PCI DSS
4 27 (0.96%) GDPR
5 23 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 23 (0.82%) PMO
6 12 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
7 11 (0.39%) QA
8 7 (0.25%) FISMA
8 7 (0.25%) GAMP
9 5 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 5 (0.18%) ISO 9001
10 4 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
11 3 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 2 (0.071%) COBIT
12 2 (0.071%) HIPAA
System Software
1 1,511 (53.54%) Active Directory
2 889 (31.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 595 (21.08%) Hyper-V
4 244 (8.65%) VMware ESXi
5 206 (7.30%) XenApp
6 205 (7.26%) vSphere
7 141 (5.00%) Docker
8 125 (4.43%) XenDesktop
9 119 (4.22%) Virtual Machines
10 62 (2.20%) Virtual Servers
11 51 (1.81%) Microsoft App-V
12 45 (1.59%) Virtual Desktop
13 41 (1.45%) NFS
14 38 (1.35%) Firmware
15 30 (1.06%) VMware NSX
16 28 (0.99%) Samba
16 28 (0.99%) Terminal Services
17 25 (0.89%) XenServer
18 23 (0.82%) VMware Workstation
19 18 (0.64%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 512 (18.14%) SCCM
2 210 (7.44%) Puppet
3 190 (6.73%) SCOM
4 181 (6.41%) Ansible
5 132 (4.68%) Terraform
6 123 (4.36%) vCenter Server
7 122 (4.32%) Opscode Chef
8 119 (4.22%) Kubernetes
9 102 (3.61%) Nagios
10 76 (2.69%) WSUS
11 55 (1.95%) Backup Exec
12 42 (1.49%) NetBackup
13 38 (1.35%) Failover Clustering
14 37 (1.31%) Single Sign-On
15 36 (1.28%) Microsoft Clustering
16 35 (1.24%) McAfee ePO
17 34 (1.20%) Microsoft Intune
18 32 (1.13%) Norton AntiVirus
18 32 (1.13%) SCVMM
19 24 (0.85%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 1,494 (52.94%) VMware
2 1,304 (46.21%) Microsoft
3 595 (21.08%) Cisco
4 526 (18.64%) Citrix
5 241 (8.54%) HP
6 203 (7.19%) NetApp
7 179 (6.34%) Red Hat
8 157 (5.56%) Dell
9 153 (5.42%) EMC
10 152 (5.39%) Veeam
11 99 (3.51%) SolarWinds
12 96 (3.40%) McAfee
13 79 (2.80%) Juniper
13 79 (2.80%) Oracle
14 75 (2.66%) Symantec
15 74 (2.62%) Google
16 67 (2.37%) Meraki
17 66 (2.34%) CheckPoint
18 62 (2.20%) Ivanti
19 50 (1.77%) Sophos