Period
to 19 June 2019

The median annual salary for an Infrastructure Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 June 2019.

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
19 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 166 220 210
Rank change year-on-year +54 -10 +11
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 3,008 2,769 2,837
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.09% 1.61% 1.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.18% 1.67% 1.71%
Number of salaries quoted 2,619 2,492 2,581
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.65% +1.18%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,138
90th Percentile £72,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

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 137,840 165,873 165,929
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.92% 96.35% 96.35%
Number of salaries quoted 109,724 134,909 136,591
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 19 June 2019.

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 19 June 2019. 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 +57 2,867 £46,000 +2.22% 592
UK excluding London +54 1,992 £42,500 +6.25% 480
London +36 983 £59,300 +7.82% 142
North of England +80 521 £40,000 +6.67% 127
South East +42 499 £45,000 +1.69% 123
South West +70 368 £42,500 +7.59% 60
Midlands +44 342 £42,500 +13.33% 73
North West +80 239 £42,500 +13.33% 70
Yorkshire +32 234 £37,500 - 49
West Midlands +40 217 £42,500 +13.33% 47
East of England +14 153 £42,500 -5.56% 67
East Midlands +32 124 £40,000 - 26
Scotland +19 59 £43,000 +11.69% 9
North East +46 48 £42,915 +32.05% 8
Wales -11 34 £40,000 -0.52% 18
Northern Ireland -14 17 £37,500 -11.76% 1

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 June 2019, 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 2,895 (96.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1,982 (65.89%) Windows
3 1,667 (55.42%) VMware
4 1,499 (49.83%) Active Directory
5 1,436 (47.74%) Microsoft
6 1,342 (44.61%) Windows Server
7 1,194 (39.69%) Microsoft Azure
8 1,025 (34.08%) VMware Infrastructure
9 1,008 (33.51%) Office 365
10 848 (28.19%) Hyper-V
11 828 (27.53%) Cisco
12 827 (27.49%) PowerShell
13 738 (24.53%) Firewall
14 722 (24.00%) Linux
15 709 (23.57%) ITIL
16 685 (22.77%) DNS
17 635 (21.11%) Amazon AWS
18 561 (18.65%) Citrix
19 560 (18.62%) SCCM
20 548 (18.22%) Windows Server 2012
21 535 (17.79%) DHCP
22 495 (16.46%) MS Exchange
23 473 (15.72%) Finance
24 459 (15.26%) Data Centre
25 436 (14.49%) SQL Server
26 430 (14.30%) SAN
27 428 (14.23%) Microsoft Certification
28 387 (12.87%) Windows Server 2008
29 382 (12.70%) DevOps
30 378 (12.57%) SQL

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
1 495 (16.46%) MS Exchange
2 277 (9.21%) SharePoint
3 194 (6.45%) IIS
4 138 (4.59%) Exchange Server 2010
5 129 (4.29%) Skype for Business
6 99 (3.29%) Exchange Server 2013
7 61 (2.03%) Apache
8 53 (1.76%) Confluence
9 26 (0.86%) nginx
10 24 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
11 20 (0.66%) SharePoint Server
12 18 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2007
13 17 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2003
14 15 (0.50%) OpenStack
14 15 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
14 15 (0.50%) WebSphere
15 13 (0.43%) SAS
15 13 (0.43%) Tomcat
16 8 (0.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 6 (0.20%) JBoss
Applications
1 218 (7.25%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 13 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
4 10 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (0.23%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.13%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 7 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.13%) ENOVIA
2 4 (0.13%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.066%) Workfront
4 1 (0.033%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.033%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.033%) Magento
4 1 (0.033%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.033%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 1,194 (39.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 1,008 (33.51%) Office 365
3 635 (21.11%) Amazon AWS
4 173 (5.75%) IaaS
5 127 (4.22%) Azure Active Directory
6 102 (3.39%) PaaS
7 90 (2.99%) SaaS
8 85 (2.83%) AWS CloudFormation
9 83 (2.76%) Google Cloud Platform
10 64 (2.13%) Azure Stack
11 62 (2.06%) OneDrive
12 52 (1.73%) Serverless
13 47 (1.56%) GitHub
14 39 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
15 38 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
16 37 (1.23%) AWS Lambda
17 35 (1.16%) Amazon S3
18 34 (1.13%) Mimecast
19 24 (0.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
20 20 (0.66%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 738 (24.53%) Firewall
2 685 (22.77%) DNS
3 535 (17.79%) DHCP
4 430 (14.30%) SAN
5 373 (12.40%) WAN
6 357 (11.87%) TCP/IP
7 332 (11.04%) LAN
8 236 (7.85%) VPN
9 163 (5.42%) VLAN
10 157 (5.22%) VoIP
11 133 (4.42%) NetScaler
11 133 (4.42%) Skype
12 121 (4.02%) Wireless
13 114 (3.79%) NAS
14 109 (3.62%) Network Security
15 97 (3.22%) MPLS
16 74 (2.46%) Cisco ASA
17 66 (2.19%) Remote Desktop
18 63 (2.09%) Wi-Fi
19 60 (1.99%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 436 (14.49%) SQL Server
2 57 (1.89%) MySQL
3 50 (1.66%) SQL Server 2008
4 48 (1.60%) PostgreSQL
5 42 (1.40%) MongoDB
6 33 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
7 31 (1.03%) Amazon RDS
8 30 (1.00%) Big Data
9 23 (0.76%) NoSQL
10 21 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
11 18 (0.60%) SQL Server 2016
12 15 (0.50%) Apache Cassandra
13 13 (0.43%) Redis
13 13 (0.43%) SQL Server 2014
14 9 (0.30%) Azure SQL Database
15 8 (0.27%) Oracle Database
16 7 (0.23%) Power BI
17 6 (0.20%) SQL Server 2019
17 6 (0.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 5 (0.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 105 (3.49%) Jenkins
2 82 (2.73%) Git (software)
3 71 (2.36%) JIRA
4 41 (1.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 40 (1.33%) Visual Studio
6 38 (1.26%) Bitbucket
7 35 (1.16%) Octopus Deploy
8 34 (1.13%) TestRail
8 34 (1.13%) Zephyr
9 31 (1.03%) TeamCity
10 20 (0.66%) GitLab
11 16 (0.53%) Vagrant
12 14 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
13 8 (0.27%) Subversion
13 8 (0.27%) Travis CI
14 7 (0.23%) MSI
15 5 (0.17%) Artifactory
16 4 (0.13%) gulp
16 4 (0.13%) Sonatype Nexus
16 4 (0.13%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 473 (15.72%) Finance
2 138 (4.59%) Retail
3 111 (3.69%) Banking
4 85 (2.83%) Telecoms
5 54 (1.80%) Electronics
6 36 (1.20%) Law
6 36 (1.20%) Manufacturing
7 35 (1.16%) Legal
8 33 (1.10%) Marketing
9 24 (0.80%) Games
10 20 (0.66%) Aerospace
11 16 (0.53%) Advertising
12 10 (0.33%) Automotive
12 10 (0.33%) Financial Institution
13 9 (0.30%) Back Office
13 9 (0.30%) Front Office
14 5 (0.17%) Investment Banking
14 5 (0.17%) Military
14 5 (0.17%) Publishing
15 3 (0.100%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (2.19%) Web Services
2 32 (1.06%) JSON
3 29 (0.96%) .NET
4 27 (0.90%) Middleware
5 23 (0.76%) RabbitMQ
6 21 (0.70%) LDAP
7 17 (0.57%) Elastic Stack
8 15 (0.50%) Software Packaging
9 11 (0.37%) YAML
10 9 (0.30%) WSH
11 8 (0.27%) Apache Flex
11 8 (0.27%) FreeSWITCH
11 8 (0.27%) LAMP
11 8 (0.27%) WAP
12 7 (0.23%) HTML
12 7 (0.23%) Kafka
13 6 (0.20%) LAPP Stack
13 6 (0.20%) LEMP Stack
13 6 (0.20%) Node.js
14 5 (0.17%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 459 (15.26%) Data Centre
2 168 (5.59%) Analytical Skills
3 121 (4.02%) Clustering
4 115 (3.82%) Management Information System
5 91 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
6 90 (2.99%) Public Cloud
7 81 (2.69%) Hybrid Cloud
8 74 (2.46%) Replication
9 50 (1.66%) Driving Licence
10 42 (1.40%) Enterprise Storage
11 40 (1.33%) EMC VNX
11 40 (1.33%) Hedge funds
12 38 (1.26%) Fat Client
12 38 (1.26%) Thin Client
13 37 (1.23%) PKI
14 33 (1.10%) Private Cloud
15 32 (1.06%) Data Protection Act
16 19 (0.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
17 18 (0.60%) Smartphone
18 17 (0.57%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 1,982 (65.89%) Windows
2 1,342 (44.61%) Windows Server
3 722 (24.00%) Linux
4 548 (18.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 387 (12.87%) Windows Server 2008
6 271 (9.01%) Windows 10
7 142 (4.72%) Windows 7
8 139 (4.62%) Unix
9 102 (3.39%) Windows Server 2003
10 91 (3.03%) CentOS
11 86 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 71 (2.36%) Ubuntu
13 50 (1.66%) Windows 8
14 49 (1.63%) Mac OS
15 31 (1.03%) Apple iOS
16 28 (0.93%) Windows XP
17 19 (0.63%) Debian
18 18 (0.60%) Android
19 12 (0.40%) VMS
19 12 (0.40%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,895 (96.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 709 (23.57%) ITIL
3 382 (12.70%) DevOps
4 375 (12.47%) Agile Software Development
5 332 (11.04%) Problem-Solving
6 266 (8.84%) Disaster Recovery
7 256 (8.51%) Migration
8 218 (7.25%) High Availability
9 205 (6.82%) Configuration Management
10 180 (5.98%) Continuous Integration
11 171 (5.68%) Mentoring
12 156 (5.19%) Service Management
13 132 (4.39%) Service Delivery
14 120 (3.99%) Software Engineering
15 117 (3.89%) Load Balancing
16 108 (3.59%) Infrastructure as Code
17 103 (3.42%) Project Management
18 101 (3.36%) Patch Management
19 97 (3.22%) Continuous Delivery
20 96 (3.19%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 827 (27.49%) PowerShell
2 378 (12.57%) SQL
3 297 (9.87%) Python
4 212 (7.05%) Bash Shell
5 95 (3.16%) Ruby
6 74 (2.46%) Java
7 70 (2.33%) PHP
8 55 (1.83%) C
9 54 (1.80%) Go
10 49 (1.63%) Perl
11 44 (1.46%) JavaScript
12 32 (1.06%) C#
13 30 (1.00%) C++
13 30 (1.00%) Shell Script
13 30 (1.00%) VBScript
14 17 (0.57%) MATLAB
15 16 (0.53%) Lua
16 11 (0.37%) VB
17 10 (0.33%) T-SQL
18 3 (0.100%) Elixir
Qualifications
1 428 (14.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 325 (10.80%) MCSE
3 261 (8.68%) Cisco Certification
4 244 (8.11%) Security Cleared
5 208 (6.91%) Degree
6 203 (6.75%) CCNA
7 187 (6.22%) MCSA
8 126 (4.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 120 (3.99%) DV Cleared
10 104 (3.46%) CCNP
11 99 (3.29%) SC Cleared
12 75 (2.49%) MCP
13 68 (2.26%) ITIL Certification
14 64 (2.13%) MCITP
15 52 (1.73%) Citrix Certification
16 37 (1.23%) CCA
17 35 (1.16%) RHCE
18 31 (1.03%) CCIE
19 23 (0.76%) AWS Certification
19 23 (0.76%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 174 (5.78%) SLA
2 109 (3.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 54 (1.80%) Cyber Essentials
4 40 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 38 (1.26%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 37 (1.23%) PMO
7 35 (1.16%) PCI DSS
8 27 (0.90%) GDPR
9 6 (0.20%) ISO 9001
10 4 (0.13%) QA
11 3 (0.100%) COBIT
11 3 (0.100%) Disclosure Scotland
11 3 (0.100%) RMADS
12 2 (0.066%) PSD2
13 1 (0.033%) DICOM
13 1 (0.033%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 1 (0.033%) JSP 440
13 1 (0.033%) NIST
System Software
1 1,499 (49.83%) Active Directory
2 1,025 (34.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 848 (28.19%) Hyper-V
4 265 (8.81%) vSphere
5 249 (8.28%) XenApp
6 247 (8.21%) VMware ESXi
7 215 (7.15%) Docker
8 153 (5.09%) XenDesktop
9 99 (3.29%) Virtual Servers
10 90 (2.99%) Virtual Machines
11 67 (2.23%) Microsoft App-V
12 47 (1.56%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 42 (1.40%) Virtual Desktop
14 32 (1.06%) Firmware
15 28 (0.93%) BitLocker
16 26 (0.86%) VMware Workstation
17 24 (0.80%) Xen
18 22 (0.73%) Terminal Server
18 22 (0.73%) VirtualBox
18 22 (0.73%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 560 (18.62%) SCCM
2 244 (8.11%) Ansible
3 206 (6.85%) Puppet
4 193 (6.42%) Terraform
5 184 (6.12%) SCOM
6 161 (5.35%) Kubernetes
7 122 (4.06%) Opscode Chef
8 121 (4.02%) WSUS
9 90 (2.99%) vCenter Server
10 86 (2.86%) SCVMM
11 65 (2.16%) Nagios
12 62 (2.06%) SCOrch
13 61 (2.03%) Microsoft Intune
14 54 (1.80%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 45 (1.50%) Failover Clustering
16 39 (1.30%) Backup Exec
17 34 (1.13%) NetBackup
18 31 (1.03%) Norton AntiVirus
19 23 (0.76%) Microsoft Clustering
19 23 (0.76%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 1,667 (55.42%) VMware
2 1,436 (47.74%) Microsoft
3 828 (27.53%) Cisco
4 561 (18.65%) Citrix
5 313 (10.41%) HP
6 195 (6.48%) Veeam
7 171 (5.68%) NetApp
8 166 (5.52%) Dell
9 118 (3.92%) Juniper
10 114 (3.79%) EMC
11 111 (3.69%) Red Hat
12 100 (3.32%) F5
13 91 (3.03%) SolarWinds
14 74 (2.46%) Symantec
15 73 (2.43%) Aruba
15 73 (2.43%) IBM
16 71 (2.36%) Google
16 71 (2.36%) McAfee
17 68 (2.26%) Meraki
18 65 (2.16%) Splunk