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The median annual salary for an Infrastructure Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 May 2022.

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
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 275 165 170
Rank change year-on-year -110 +5 +7
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 2,352 1,874 1,959
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.44% 2.04% 2.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.56% 2.21% 2.21%
Number of salaries quoted 1,733 1,530 1,718
10th Percentile £33,150 £32,750 £32,500
25th Percentile £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +6.38% -1.05% +5.56%
75th Percentile £61,250 £57,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 150,788 84,974 88,529
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.52% 92.51% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 81,859 64,813 71,897
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,469 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,000 £39,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £88,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 23 May 2022.

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 23 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -105 2,003 £50,000 +5.26% 369
UK excluding London -70 1,348 £45,000 - 294
Work from Home -75 974 £50,000 +3.09% 117
London -79 783 £60,000 +3.45% 93
North of England -53 379 £42,500 -1.16% 98
South East -83 354 £47,500 +5.56% 55
Midlands -57 192 £45,000 +12.50% 64
Yorkshire -17 174 £42,500 - 39
North West -71 170 £42,500 -5.56% 49
South West -27 161 £45,000 +5.88% 28
West Midlands -17 143 £45,000 +5.88% 35
East of England -80 122 £42,750 -10.00% 29
Wales -12 70 £46,250 +23.33% 5
Scotland -57 52 £45,000 -5.26% 8
East Midlands -72 45 £46,000 +15.00% 29
North East -19 32 £42,500 -8.11% 10
Northern Ireland +2 27 £37,500 -16.67% 7
Isle of Man - 1 £45,000 -

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, Infrastructure Engineer job roles required the following 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 2,233 (94.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1,253 (53.27%) Azure
3 1,249 (53.10%) Windows
4 1,180 (50.17%) Active Directory
5 1,088 (46.26%) Microsoft
6 1,070 (45.49%) VMware
7 906 (38.52%) Microsoft 365
8 871 (37.03%) Windows Server
9 695 (29.55%) VMware Infrastructure
10 630 (26.79%) Linux
11 629 (26.74%) PowerShell
11 629 (26.74%) AWS
12 597 (25.38%) Firewall
13 562 (23.89%) DNS
14 511 (21.73%) Social Skills
15 464 (19.73%) ITIL
16 450 (19.13%) Cisco
16 450 (19.13%) Finance
17 417 (17.73%) DevOps
18 389 (16.54%) DHCP
19 365 (15.52%) Azure Active Directory
20 354 (15.05%) Hyper-V
21 341 (14.50%) Problem-Solving
22 329 (13.99%) Terraform
23 328 (13.95%) Python
24 314 (13.35%) Agile
25 307 (13.05%) SQL
25 307 (13.05%) Citrix
26 306 (13.01%) SCCM
27 302 (12.84%) Kubernetes

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
1 241 (10.25%) SharePoint
2 213 (9.06%) MS Exchange
3 111 (4.72%) IIS
4 68 (2.89%) Apache
5 28 (1.19%) Skype for Business
6 27 (1.15%) CMS
6 27 (1.15%) Tomcat
7 26 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
8 23 (0.98%) Confluence
9 18 (0.77%) Apache Airflow
10 12 (0.51%) Apache Spark
10 12 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
10 12 (0.51%) OpenStack
10 12 (0.51%) WebSphere
11 9 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
12 8 (0.34%) Apache Solr
12 8 (0.34%) nginx
13 7 (0.30%) Jetty
14 6 (0.26%) ArcGIS
14 6 (0.26%) Ethereum
Applications
1 119 (5.06%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (0.51%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.17%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 16 (0.68%) Sentinel
2 4 (0.17%) Visualfiles
3 3 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.13%) Workfront
4 2 (0.085%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.085%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.043%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 1,253 (53.27%) Azure
2 906 (38.52%) Microsoft 365
3 629 (26.74%) AWS
4 365 (15.52%) Azure Active Directory
5 267 (11.35%) IaaS
6 215 (9.14%) PaaS
7 183 (7.78%) SaaS
8 133 (5.65%) GCP
9 85 (3.61%) OneDrive
10 83 (3.53%) Amazon EC2
11 80 (3.40%) Cloud Computing
12 65 (2.76%) AWS CloudFormation
13 55 (2.34%) Serverless
14 54 (2.30%) GitHub
15 49 (2.08%) Power Platform
16 47 (2.00%) Amazon S3
17 39 (1.66%) Amazon EKS
18 36 (1.53%) Mimecast
19 34 (1.45%) OpenShift
20 30 (1.28%) Cloudflare
Communications & Networking
1 597 (25.38%) Firewall
2 562 (23.89%) DNS
3 389 (16.54%) DHCP
4 297 (12.63%) SAN
5 287 (12.20%) WAN
6 268 (11.39%) LAN
7 263 (11.18%) VPN
8 176 (7.48%) TCP/IP
9 105 (4.46%) Wireless
10 104 (4.42%) Network Security
11 100 (4.25%) VLAN
12 78 (3.32%) VoIP
13 68 (2.89%) NAS
14 60 (2.55%) HTTP
15 57 (2.42%) BGP
15 57 (2.42%) SSL
16 56 (2.38%) Internet
17 53 (2.25%) Wi-Fi
18 52 (2.21%) Fibre Channel
18 52 (2.21%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 269 (11.44%) SQL Server
2 82 (3.49%) PostgreSQL
3 75 (3.19%) MySQL
4 57 (2.42%) Amazon RDS
5 39 (1.66%) Relational Database
6 38 (1.62%) MongoDB
7 32 (1.36%) Redis
8 24 (1.02%) Big Data
9 21 (0.89%) Electronic Patient Records
9 21 (0.89%) Power BI
10 14 (0.60%) MariaDB
11 13 (0.55%) Azure SQL Database
12 12 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
12 12 (0.51%) Hadoop
13 11 (0.47%) InfluxDB
14 10 (0.43%) GIS
15 9 (0.38%) Apache Cassandra
15 9 (0.38%) CockroachDB
15 9 (0.38%) NoSQL
15 9 (0.38%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 116 (4.93%) Git (software)
2 115 (4.89%) Jenkins
3 60 (2.55%) JIRA
4 31 (1.32%) GitLab
5 21 (0.89%) Spinnaker
5 21 (0.89%) Travis CI
6 15 (0.64%) Artifactory
6 15 (0.64%) Bitbucket
7 14 (0.60%) SonarQube
8 12 (0.51%) Visual Studio
9 11 (0.47%) Chocolatey
10 9 (0.38%) Gradle
10 9 (0.38%) Snyk
11 8 (0.34%) CircleCI
12 6 (0.26%) Octopus Deploy
13 5 (0.21%) Sonatype Nexus
14 4 (0.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 4 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
15 3 (0.13%) Mercurial
15 3 (0.13%) Subversion
General
1 511 (21.73%) Social Skills
2 450 (19.13%) Finance
3 156 (6.63%) Analytical Skills
4 135 (5.74%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 114 (4.85%) Organisational Skills
6 112 (4.76%) Banking
7 92 (3.91%) Advertising
8 84 (3.57%) Public Sector
9 79 (3.36%) Retail
10 68 (2.89%) Legal
11 61 (2.59%) Law
12 59 (2.51%) Manufacturing
13 33 (1.40%) Telecoms
14 30 (1.28%) Financial Institution
15 27 (1.15%) Marketing
16 23 (0.98%) Games
17 20 (0.85%) Documentation Skills
18 15 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
19 13 (0.55%) Billing
19 13 (0.55%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (2.08%) Elastic Stack
2 46 (1.96%) Node.js
3 45 (1.91%) Web Services
4 42 (1.79%) Middleware
5 41 (1.74%) .NET
6 40 (1.70%) LDAP
7 38 (1.62%) Kafka
8 36 (1.53%) HTML
9 26 (1.11%) COM
10 23 (0.98%) JSON
11 20 (0.85%) SAML
12 18 (0.77%) LAPP Stack
13 16 (0.68%) Django
14 13 (0.55%) OLE
15 12 (0.51%) ARM Templates
15 12 (0.51%) JMS
16 10 (0.43%) React
16 10 (0.43%) Spring
17 9 (0.38%) Flask
17 9 (0.38%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 295 (12.54%) Data Centre
2 120 (5.10%) PKI
3 116 (4.93%) Public Cloud
4 93 (3.95%) Clustering
5 87 (3.70%) Self-Motivation
6 82 (3.49%) Linux Command Line
7 73 (3.10%) Management Information System
8 72 (3.06%) Cloud Native
9 70 (2.98%) Private Cloud
10 66 (2.81%) Replication
11 48 (2.04%) Cyberattack
12 43 (1.83%) Greenfield Project
13 40 (1.70%) User Experience
14 34 (1.45%) IoT
15 33 (1.40%) Cyber Defence
16 31 (1.32%) Hybrid Cloud
17 28 (1.19%) Cybercrime
18 27 (1.15%) Hedge funds
19 24 (1.02%) Mobile App
20 22 (0.94%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 1,249 (53.10%) Windows
2 871 (37.03%) Windows Server
3 630 (26.79%) Linux
4 184 (7.82%) Windows 10
5 178 (7.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 168 (7.14%) Windows Server 2016
7 152 (6.46%) Windows Server 2019
8 92 (3.91%) Unix
9 90 (3.83%) Windows Server 2008
10 72 (3.06%) CentOS
11 71 (3.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 59 (2.51%) Ubuntu
13 50 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
14 28 (1.19%) Android
14 28 (1.19%) Mac OS
15 27 (1.15%) Windows XP
16 25 (1.06%) Windows 7
17 23 (0.98%) SUSE
18 21 (0.89%) VMS
19 18 (0.77%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,233 (94.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 464 (19.73%) ITIL
3 417 (17.73%) DevOps
4 341 (14.50%) Problem-Solving
5 314 (13.35%) Agile
6 234 (9.95%) Infrastructure as Code
7 201 (8.55%) Disaster Recovery
8 192 (8.16%) CI/CD
9 187 (7.95%) Change Management
10 173 (7.36%) Project Delivery
11 172 (7.31%) Cybersecurity
12 170 (7.23%) Mentoring
13 152 (6.46%) Migration
14 142 (6.04%) Service Delivery
15 129 (5.48%) Project Management
16 127 (5.40%) Load Balancing
17 122 (5.19%) High Availability
18 116 (4.93%) Continuous Improvement
19 115 (4.89%) Information Security
20 111 (4.72%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 629 (26.74%) PowerShell
2 328 (13.95%) Python
3 307 (13.05%) SQL
4 148 (6.29%) Bash
5 117 (4.97%) Java
6 74 (3.15%) Go
7 52 (2.21%) Ruby
8 39 (1.66%) C
9 37 (1.57%) Shell Script
10 36 (1.53%) Perl
11 31 (1.32%) Groovy
12 30 (1.28%) JavaScript
12 30 (1.28%) TypeScript
12 30 (1.28%) VBScript
13 27 (1.15%) VB
14 25 (1.06%) Scala
15 21 (0.89%) C#
16 20 (0.85%) C++
17 18 (0.77%) PHP
18 16 (0.68%) VBA
Qualifications
1 225 (9.57%) Security Cleared
2 210 (8.93%) Microsoft Certification
3 169 (7.19%) SC Cleared
4 160 (6.80%) Cisco Certification
5 144 (6.12%) Degree
6 135 (5.74%) CCNA
7 126 (5.36%) MCSE
8 74 (3.15%) MCSA
9 71 (3.02%) DV Cleared
10 53 (2.25%) CCNP
11 46 (1.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 40 (1.70%) MCP
13 34 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
14 31 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
15 24 (1.02%) RHCE
16 22 (0.94%) MCITP
17 21 (0.89%) MCTS
18 19 (0.81%) AWS Certification
19 15 (0.64%) JNCIA
19 15 (0.64%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 156 (6.63%) SLA
2 42 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 27 (1.15%) QA
4 19 (0.81%) Cyber Essentials
5 16 (0.68%) GDPR
5 16 (0.68%) PCI DSS
6 13 (0.55%) GRC
7 12 (0.51%) Accessibility
8 7 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 6 (0.26%) NCSC
10 5 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 5 (0.21%) JSP 440
11 4 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 4 (0.17%) NIST
11 4 (0.17%) PMO
12 3 (0.13%) HIPAA
13 2 (0.085%) DICOM
13 2 (0.085%) HL7
13 2 (0.085%) ISO 9001
14 1 (0.043%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1,180 (50.17%) Active Directory
2 695 (29.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 354 (15.05%) Hyper-V
4 205 (8.72%) Docker
5 191 (8.12%) vSphere
6 165 (7.02%) VMware ESXi
7 98 (4.17%) XenApp
8 63 (2.68%) Virtual Desktop
9 60 (2.55%) Virtual Servers
10 58 (2.47%) XenDesktop
11 52 (2.21%) Virtual Machines
12 35 (1.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 28 (1.19%) Terminal Services
14 23 (0.98%) BitLocker
15 18 (0.77%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 13 (0.55%) GlusterFS
17 11 (0.47%) Firmware
18 10 (0.43%) DFS Replication
18 10 (0.43%) VMware NSX
19 9 (0.38%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 329 (13.99%) Terraform
2 306 (13.01%) SCCM
3 302 (12.84%) Kubernetes
4 237 (10.08%) Ansible
5 189 (8.04%) Microsoft Intune
6 114 (4.85%) vCenter Server
7 85 (3.61%) Puppet
8 80 (3.40%) SCOM
9 69 (2.93%) WSUS
10 61 (2.59%) Single Sign-On
11 58 (2.47%) Packer
12 51 (2.17%) Active Directory Federation Services
13 46 (1.96%) Grafana
14 30 (1.28%) Microsoft Clustering
14 30 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
15 28 (1.19%) FortiGate
16 25 (1.06%) Backup Exec
16 25 (1.06%) Nagios
17 22 (0.94%) Jamf Pro
17 22 (0.94%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 1,088 (46.26%) Microsoft
2 1,070 (45.49%) VMware
3 450 (19.13%) Cisco
4 307 (13.05%) Citrix
5 241 (10.25%) Veeam
6 140 (5.95%) HP
7 119 (5.06%) Red Hat
8 113 (4.80%) Dell
9 99 (4.21%) SolarWinds
10 68 (2.89%) Google
11 66 (2.81%) Juniper
12 65 (2.76%) 3PAR
12 65 (2.76%) NetApp
12 65 (2.76%) Oracle
13 64 (2.72%) Meraki
14 60 (2.55%) F5
15 59 (2.51%) EMC
16 55 (2.34%) Fortinet
17 48 (2.04%) Splunk
18 46 (1.96%) ServiceNow