Period
to 9 April 2020

The median annual salary for an Infrastructure Engineer was £46,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 9 April 2020.

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
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 164 182 218
Rank change year-on-year +18 +36 +2
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 2,425 2,869 2,788
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.11% 1.93% 1.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.21% 2.01% 1.63%
Number of salaries quoted 2,127 2,520 2,566
Median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £32,325 £31,875 £29,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 109,825 143,040 170,956
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.37% 95.98% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 88,088 114,076 139,951
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +2.35%

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 9 April 2020.

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 9 April 2020. 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 +19 2,288 £47,000 +4.44% 266
UK excluding London +37 1,607 £42,500 - 219
London +1 756 £56,750 +3.18% 60
North of England +56 464 £42,500 +3.66% 58
South East +37 446 £45,000 - 40
Midlands +1 255 £42,500 - 41
North West +72 253 £42,500 - 38
South West -6 197 £42,500 +6.25% 41
Yorkshire +32 167 £40,000 - 12
East of England +52 164 £43,328 +1.95% 26
West Midlands +3 140 £45,000 +5.88% 25
East Midlands +35 114 £42,500 - 16
Work from Home +11 70 £50,000 +11.11% 9
Scotland +50 59 £47,500 +11.76% 8
North East 0 44 £40,701 +1.75% 8
Wales -29 22 £37,000 -3.90% 6

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 April 2020, 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 2,346 (96.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1,571 (64.78%) Windows
3 1,294 (53.36%) VMware
4 1,129 (46.56%) Active Directory
5 1,086 (44.78%) Azure
6 1,084 (44.70%) Microsoft
7 1,025 (42.27%) Windows Server
8 904 (37.28%) Office 365
9 793 (32.70%) VMware Infrastructure
10 675 (27.84%) PowerShell
11 639 (26.35%) Firewall
12 611 (25.20%) Linux
13 559 (23.05%) Cisco
14 548 (22.60%) AWS
15 503 (20.74%) Hyper-V
16 433 (17.86%) DNS
17 374 (15.42%) Citrix
18 366 (15.09%) DevOps
19 364 (15.01%) ITIL
20 352 (14.52%) SCCM
21 349 (14.39%) Data Centre
22 347 (14.31%) DHCP
23 340 (14.02%) Finance
24 338 (13.94%) Windows Server 2012
25 326 (13.44%) SAN
26 309 (12.74%) Windows Server 2016
27 278 (11.46%) WAN
28 272 (11.22%) MS Exchange
29 271 (11.18%) TCP/IP
30 268 (11.05%) Windows 10

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
1 272 (11.22%) MS Exchange
2 204 (8.41%) SharePoint
3 132 (5.44%) IIS
4 117 (4.82%) Exchange Server 2010
5 99 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2013
6 71 (2.93%) Skype for Business
7 17 (0.70%) JBoss
8 16 (0.66%) Apache
9 15 (0.62%) SAS
10 14 (0.58%) Confluence
11 13 (0.54%) Tomcat
12 11 (0.45%) nginx
13 10 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
13 10 (0.41%) PowerExchange
13 10 (0.41%) WebLogic
14 9 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
15 7 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
16 5 (0.21%) Apache Spark
16 5 (0.21%) WebSphere
17 4 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 136 (5.61%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 25 (1.03%) MS Visio
4 21 (0.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.21%) Gliffy
6 3 (0.12%) Acrobat
6 3 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.12%) InDesign
6 3 (0.12%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.12%) SOLIDWORKS
7 1 (0.041%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.041%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.082%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.082%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.082%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.041%) Sage 50
5 1 (0.041%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.041%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 1,086 (44.78%) Azure
2 904 (37.28%) Office 365
3 548 (22.60%) AWS
4 177 (7.30%) IaaS
5 148 (6.10%) PaaS
6 141 (5.81%) SaaS
7 138 (5.69%) Azure Active Directory
8 53 (2.19%) GCP
9 52 (2.14%) Amazon EC2
10 46 (1.90%) AWS CloudFormation
11 44 (1.81%) Mimecast
12 43 (1.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 39 (1.61%) Serverless
14 32 (1.32%) Amazon S3
14 32 (1.32%) OneDrive
15 31 (1.28%) OpenShift
16 30 (1.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 25 (1.03%) Amazon ECS
18 23 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
19 16 (0.66%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 639 (26.35%) Firewall
2 433 (17.86%) DNS
3 347 (14.31%) DHCP
4 326 (13.44%) SAN
5 278 (11.46%) WAN
6 271 (11.18%) TCP/IP
7 267 (11.01%) LAN
8 216 (8.91%) VPN
9 157 (6.47%) VLAN
10 115 (4.74%) NAS
10 115 (4.74%) VoIP
11 100 (4.12%) Wireless
12 77 (3.18%) Network Security
13 74 (3.05%) NetScaler
14 70 (2.89%) Cisco ASA
15 63 (2.60%) iSCSI
16 54 (2.23%) Wi-Fi
17 53 (2.19%) Skype
18 51 (2.10%) Internet
19 47 (1.94%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 260 (10.72%) SQL Server
2 49 (2.02%) MySQL
3 41 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
4 37 (1.53%) Amazon RDS
5 33 (1.36%) SQL Server 2016
6 29 (1.20%) Big Data
7 22 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
8 19 (0.78%) SQL Server 2014
9 17 (0.70%) MongoDB
9 17 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
10 14 (0.58%) Power BI
11 13 (0.54%) Oracle Database
11 13 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 12 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
12 12 (0.49%) NoSQL
13 10 (0.41%) PowerCenter
13 10 (0.41%) Redis
14 8 (0.33%) Azure SQL Database
15 7 (0.29%) Amazon Aurora
16 6 (0.25%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 66 (2.72%) Git (software)
1 66 (2.72%) Jenkins
2 36 (1.48%) JIRA
3 34 (1.40%) Bitbucket
4 19 (0.78%) TeamCity
5 18 (0.74%) Octopus Deploy
6 15 (0.62%) Subversion
7 10 (0.41%) GitLab
7 10 (0.41%) MSI
8 9 (0.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 8 (0.33%) Visual Studio
10 7 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (0.29%) WinDbg
11 5 (0.21%) Artifactory
11 5 (0.21%) Maven
12 4 (0.16%) Ant
12 4 (0.16%) Gradle
12 4 (0.16%) Sonatype Nexus
12 4 (0.16%) TestRail
12 4 (0.16%) Zephyr
General
1 340 (14.02%) Finance
2 79 (3.26%) Public Sector
3 65 (2.68%) Legal
4 64 (2.64%) Law
5 51 (2.10%) Telecoms
6 45 (1.86%) Retail
7 34 (1.40%) Aerospace
7 34 (1.40%) Back Office
8 24 (0.99%) Advertising
8 24 (0.99%) Banking
9 22 (0.91%) Manufacturing
10 18 (0.74%) Marketing
11 12 (0.49%) Financial Institution
12 11 (0.45%) Games
12 11 (0.45%) Military
12 11 (0.45%) Police
13 5 (0.21%) Automotive
13 5 (0.21%) Fire and Rescue
13 5 (0.21%) Investment Banking
13 5 (0.21%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (1.77%) Web Services
2 29 (1.20%) .NET
3 27 (1.11%) Middleware
3 27 (1.11%) REST
4 19 (0.78%) JSON
5 15 (0.62%) LDAP
6 14 (0.58%) SAML
7 13 (0.54%) WSH
8 12 (0.49%) LAMP
9 9 (0.37%) Node.js
10 8 (0.33%) OAuth
11 7 (0.29%) RabbitMQ
11 7 (0.29%) SOAP
12 5 (0.21%) Software Packaging
12 5 (0.21%) YAML
13 4 (0.16%) COM
14 3 (0.12%) 802.1X
14 3 (0.12%) Android SDK
14 3 (0.12%) ASP.NET
14 3 (0.12%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 349 (14.39%) Data Centre
2 131 (5.40%) Analytical Skills
3 83 (3.42%) Public Cloud
4 80 (3.30%) Management Information System
5 73 (3.01%) Private Cloud
6 70 (2.89%) Clustering
7 60 (2.47%) Enterprise Storage
8 57 (2.35%) Self-Motivation
9 46 (1.90%) Replication
10 41 (1.69%) PKI
11 32 (1.32%) Hybrid Cloud
12 30 (1.24%) Greenfield Project
12 30 (1.24%) User Experience
13 28 (1.15%) Linux Command Line
14 22 (0.91%) Fat Client
14 22 (0.91%) Thin Client
15 21 (0.87%) Driving Licence
16 20 (0.82%) Cloud Native
17 18 (0.74%) Mobile App
18 17 (0.70%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 1,571 (64.78%) Windows
2 1,025 (42.27%) Windows Server
3 611 (25.20%) Linux
4 338 (13.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 309 (12.74%) Windows Server 2016
6 268 (11.05%) Windows 10
7 188 (7.75%) Windows Server 2008
8 102 (4.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 96 (3.96%) Windows Server 2019
10 89 (3.67%) Windows 7
11 80 (3.30%) Unix
12 78 (3.22%) CentOS
13 52 (2.14%) Windows Server 2003
14 46 (1.90%) Windows 8
15 41 (1.69%) Ubuntu
16 16 (0.66%) Fedora
16 16 (0.66%) Mac OS
17 14 (0.58%) Debian
17 14 (0.58%) VMS
18 12 (0.49%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,346 (96.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 366 (15.09%) DevOps
3 364 (15.01%) ITIL
4 252 (10.39%) Agile Software Development
5 213 (8.78%) Migration
6 207 (8.54%) Problem-Solving
7 168 (6.93%) Configuration Management
8 162 (6.68%) Mentoring
9 148 (6.10%) Disaster Recovery
10 137 (5.65%) Change Management
11 119 (4.91%) Cybersecurity
12 117 (4.82%) Service Management
13 111 (4.58%) Information Security
14 109 (4.49%) Project Delivery
15 108 (4.45%) Server Management
16 107 (4.41%) Service Delivery
17 104 (4.29%) Infrastructure as Code
18 99 (4.08%) Continuous Improvement
19 91 (3.75%) Coaching
20 83 (3.42%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 675 (27.84%) PowerShell
2 234 (9.65%) SQL
3 230 (9.48%) Python
4 155 (6.39%) Bash Shell
5 73 (3.01%) VBScript
6 34 (1.40%) C
7 31 (1.28%) C#
7 31 (1.28%) Java
8 30 (1.24%) PHP
9 26 (1.07%) Go
9 26 (1.07%) JavaScript
10 25 (1.03%) Ruby
11 20 (0.82%) Perl
12 14 (0.58%) Shell Script
13 13 (0.54%) T-SQL
14 12 (0.49%) VB
15 10 (0.41%) Korn
15 10 (0.41%) Lua
16 7 (0.29%) C++
17 3 (0.12%) R
Qualifications
1 217 (8.95%) Cisco Certification
2 213 (8.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 179 (7.38%) CCNA
4 175 (7.22%) MCSE
5 155 (6.39%) Security Cleared
6 106 (4.37%) Degree
7 88 (3.63%) MCSA
8 86 (3.55%) SC Cleared
8 86 (3.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 80 (3.30%) CCNP
10 66 (2.72%) DV Cleared
11 42 (1.73%) CISSP
12 36 (1.48%) ITIL Certification
13 25 (1.03%) MCITP
14 23 (0.95%) Network+ Certification
15 22 (0.91%) MCP
16 17 (0.70%) DBS Check
17 16 (0.66%) CompTIA Security+
17 16 (0.66%) Linux+ Certification
17 16 (0.66%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 120 (4.95%) SLA
2 80 (3.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 60 (2.47%) PCI DSS
4 47 (1.94%) Cyber Essentials
5 35 (1.44%) GDPR
6 27 (1.11%) QA
7 20 (0.82%) COBIT
8 10 (0.41%) Data Quality
9 7 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 6 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 6 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 5 (0.21%) NIST
12 2 (0.082%) ISO 22301
12 2 (0.082%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.082%) NCSC
13 1 (0.041%) GxP
13 1 (0.041%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 1 (0.041%) ISO 14001
13 1 (0.041%) RMADS
System Software
1 1,129 (46.56%) Active Directory
2 793 (32.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 503 (20.74%) Hyper-V
4 192 (7.92%) VMware ESXi
5 182 (7.51%) vSphere
6 168 (6.93%) XenApp
7 151 (6.23%) Docker
8 108 (4.45%) Virtual Servers
9 87 (3.59%) Virtual Machines
10 77 (3.18%) XenDesktop
11 27 (1.11%) Firmware
12 23 (0.95%) Xen
13 22 (0.91%) Microsoft App-V
14 21 (0.87%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 20 (0.82%) NFS
16 19 (0.78%) VMware NSX
17 17 (0.70%) Samba
17 17 (0.70%) VirtualBox
18 16 (0.66%) Terminal Services
19 14 (0.58%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 352 (14.52%) SCCM
2 200 (8.25%) Ansible
3 165 (6.80%) Terraform
4 121 (4.99%) Kubernetes
5 112 (4.62%) Puppet
6 110 (4.54%) SCOM
7 97 (4.00%) WSUS
8 91 (3.75%) vCenter Server
9 81 (3.34%) Microsoft Intune
10 60 (2.47%) Opscode Chef
11 54 (2.23%) Nagios
12 31 (1.28%) SCOrch
13 22 (0.91%) Single Sign-On
14 21 (0.87%) Backup Exec
14 21 (0.87%) Microsoft Clustering
14 21 (0.87%) SCVMM
15 19 (0.78%) Cisco CUCM
16 17 (0.70%) ZABBIX
17 16 (0.66%) OpenNMS
17 16 (0.66%) vRealize
Vendors
1 1,294 (53.36%) VMware
2 1,084 (44.70%) Microsoft
3 559 (23.05%) Cisco
4 374 (15.42%) Citrix
5 204 (8.41%) HP
6 140 (5.77%) NetApp
7 131 (5.40%) Dell
8 128 (5.28%) Veeam
9 115 (4.74%) Red Hat
10 90 (3.71%) CheckPoint
11 89 (3.67%) SolarWinds
12 86 (3.55%) EMC
13 70 (2.89%) Meraki
14 63 (2.60%) Palo Alto
15 59 (2.43%) Google
16 58 (2.39%) Juniper
17 57 (2.35%) Oracle
18 51 (2.10%) McAfee
19 38 (1.57%) Splunk
20 30 (1.24%) 3PAR