Period
to 23 August 2017

The median annual salary for an Infrastructure Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 August 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
23 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 208 216 254
Rank change year-on-year +8 +38 +44
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 3013 3129 2845
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.71% 1.59% 1.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.79% 1.65% 1.36%
Number of salaries quoted 2702 2792 2605
UK median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.65% +4.88% +2.50%
10th Percentile £31,000 £31,250 £28,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £58,750 £58,150
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.04%

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 168714 189810 208926
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.87% 96.47% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 135862 159661 172073
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 23 August 2017.

Salary histogram for Infrastructure Engineer in the UK

Infrastructure Engineer
Top 17 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 August 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 +10 2749 £45,000 +2.27% 144
UK excluding London +7 1794 £40,000 - 99
London +30 1170 £50,000 +4.17% 51
South East -10 509 £40,000 -11.11% 38
North of England +39 455 £37,500 - 37
Midlands -15 244 £40,000 +3.23% 9
Yorkshire +20 225 £37,500 - 10
North West +27 208 £40,000 +6.67% 25
East of England -17 198 £47,500 +11.76% 4
South West +15 172 £40,000 - 5
West Midlands -15 162 £38,750 +2.11% 5
Wales +46 121 £40,210 +11.69% 3
Scotland +21 88 £51,250 +46.43% 3
East Midlands -19 83 £43,000 +7.50% 4
North East +29 22 £37,500 +25.00% 2
Northern Ireland -8 9 £55,000 +62.96%
Channel Islands - 1 £62,500 -

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 August 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 2138 (70.96%) Windows
2 1808 (60.01%) VMware
3 1587 (52.67%) Active Directory
4 1509 (50.08%) Windows Server
5 1497 (49.68%) Microsoft
6 1084 (35.98%) VMware Infrastructure
7 894 (29.67%) Cisco
8 847 (28.11%) Linux
9 815 (27.05%) Windows Server 2012
10 796 (26.42%) SAN
11 780 (25.89%) MS Exchange
12 758 (25.16%) Hyper-V
13 748 (24.83%) ITIL
14 744 (24.69%) Windows Server 2008
15 694 (23.03%) Firewall
16 692 (22.97%) Microsoft Azure
17 666 (22.10%) Office 365
18 612 (20.31%) PowerShell
19 602 (19.98%) Citrix
20 596 (19.78%) DNS
21 548 (18.19%) SQL Server
22 526 (17.46%) Microsoft Certification
23 516 (17.13%) Amazon AWS
24 463 (15.37%) SCCM
25 455 (15.10%) DHCP
26 434 (14.40%) Finance
27 432 (14.34%) SQL
28 385 (12.78%) WAN
29 383 (12.71%) vSphere
30 372 (12.35%) 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
1 780 (25.89%) MS Exchange
2 346 (11.48%) Exchange Server 2010
3 228 (7.57%) IIS
4 219 (7.27%) SharePoint
5 212 (7.04%) Skype for Business
6 211 (7.00%) Exchange Server 2013
7 115 (3.82%) Apache
8 69 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2007
9 67 (2.22%) OpenStack
10 58 (1.92%) nginx
11 50 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2003
12 44 (1.46%) Tomcat
13 29 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
14 28 (0.93%) JBoss
15 25 (0.83%) Confluence
16 24 (0.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 20 (0.66%) Cloud Foundry
18 17 (0.56%) IBM Notes
19 16 (0.53%) SAS
20 14 (0.46%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 143 (4.75%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (0.37%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.13%) InfoPath
3 4 (0.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.066%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.033%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.033%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.033%) InCopy
5 1 (0.033%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 10 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.17%) Workfront
4 2 (0.066%) Magento
4 2 (0.066%) SAP Business One
4 2 (0.066%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.033%) Infor SunSystems
5 1 (0.033%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.033%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.033%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.033%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 692 (22.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 666 (22.10%) Office 365
3 516 (17.13%) Amazon AWS
4 187 (6.21%) IaaS
5 151 (5.01%) PaaS
6 92 (3.05%) SaaS
7 57 (1.89%) Azure Active Directory
8 42 (1.39%) AWS CloudFormation
9 36 (1.19%) Google Cloud Platform
10 34 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
11 29 (0.96%) OpenShift
12 25 (0.83%) Mimecast
13 23 (0.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 13 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 11 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
16 8 (0.27%) Amazon S3
17 7 (0.23%) G Suite
18 5 (0.17%) OneDrive
19 4 (0.13%) Dynamics 365
19 4 (0.13%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 796 (26.42%) SAN
2 694 (23.03%) Firewall
3 596 (19.78%) DNS
4 455 (15.10%) DHCP
5 385 (12.78%) WAN
6 347 (11.52%) LAN
7 291 (9.66%) TCP/IP
8 271 (8.99%) VPN
9 218 (7.24%) VoIP
10 196 (6.51%) NAS
11 157 (5.21%) Skype
11 157 (5.21%) VLAN
12 138 (4.58%) Internet
13 99 (3.29%) MPLS
14 91 (3.02%) iSCSI
15 89 (2.95%) Cisco ASA
16 83 (2.75%) Wireless
17 82 (2.72%) Network Security
18 77 (2.56%) NetScaler
19 54 (1.79%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 548 (18.19%) SQL Server
2 113 (3.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 76 (2.52%) MySQL
4 62 (2.06%) SQL Server 2012
5 61 (2.02%) SQL Server 2005
6 39 (1.29%) PostgreSQL
7 37 (1.23%) MongoDB
8 36 (1.19%) SQL Server 2014
9 29 (0.96%) NoSQL
10 27 (0.90%) Big Data
11 24 (0.80%) Hadoop
12 14 (0.46%) Oracle Database
12 14 (0.46%) SQL Server 2016
13 12 (0.40%) HBase
13 12 (0.40%) Relational Database
14 11 (0.37%) Amazon RDS
15 9 (0.30%) InfluxDB
16 8 (0.27%) Azure SQL Database
17 7 (0.23%) SQL Server 2000
18 6 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 133 (4.41%) Jenkins
2 43 (1.43%) Git (software)
3 32 (1.06%) JIRA
4 25 (0.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 25 (0.83%) Octopus Deploy
5 20 (0.66%) Maven
6 18 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
7 16 (0.53%) Artifactory
8 15 (0.50%) MSI
9 11 (0.37%) GitLab
10 9 (0.30%) Vagrant
11 8 (0.27%) Visual Studio Team System
12 7 (0.23%) PhpStorm
13 6 (0.20%) NuGet
13 6 (0.20%) TeamCity
13 6 (0.20%) WinDbg
14 5 (0.17%) CMake
14 5 (0.17%) MSBuild
14 5 (0.17%) Rational DOORS
14 5 (0.17%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 434 (14.40%) Finance
2 167 (5.54%) Telecoms
3 91 (3.02%) Banking
4 67 (2.22%) Legal
5 46 (1.53%) Retail
6 43 (1.43%) Manufacturing
7 38 (1.26%) Games
8 34 (1.13%) Back Office
9 30 (1.00%) Advertising
10 28 (0.93%) Electronics
10 28 (0.93%) Law
10 28 (0.93%) Marketing
11 19 (0.63%) Investment Banking
12 11 (0.37%) Automotive
13 8 (0.27%) Front Office
14 5 (0.17%) Military
14 5 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.17%) Publishing
14 5 (0.17%) Spanish Language
15 4 (0.13%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (3.55%) Web Services
2 57 (1.89%) .NET
3 51 (1.69%) LAMP
4 40 (1.33%) Middleware
5 28 (0.93%) Software Packaging
6 27 (0.90%) LAPP Stack
7 18 (0.60%) Sensu
8 17 (0.56%) ActiveMQ
9 16 (0.53%) XMPP
10 15 (0.50%) 802.1X
11 14 (0.46%) HTML
11 14 (0.46%) LEMP Stack
12 13 (0.43%) Kafka
13 12 (0.40%) Apache Flex
13 12 (0.40%) Elastic Stack
14 11 (0.37%) CSS
14 11 (0.37%) JMS
14 11 (0.37%) SAML
15 10 (0.33%) RabbitMQ
16 8 (0.27%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 319 (10.59%) Data Centre
2 130 (4.31%) Clustering
3 108 (3.58%) Analytical Skills
4 99 (3.29%) Hedge funds
5 91 (3.02%) Computer Science
6 80 (2.66%) Management Information System
7 55 (1.83%) Hybrid Cloud
8 52 (1.73%) Replication
9 51 (1.69%) Driving Licence
10 49 (1.63%) Public Cloud
11 46 (1.53%) PKI
12 44 (1.46%) Enterprise Storage
13 41 (1.36%) EMC VNX
13 41 (1.36%) Virtual Team
14 31 (1.03%) Private Cloud
15 28 (0.93%) Fat Client
15 28 (0.93%) Thin Client
16 27 (0.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 27 (0.90%) Fintech
16 27 (0.90%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2138 (70.96%) Windows
2 1509 (50.08%) Windows Server
3 847 (28.11%) Linux
4 815 (27.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 744 (24.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 323 (10.72%) Windows 7
7 294 (9.76%) Windows 10
8 200 (6.64%) Unix
9 195 (6.47%) Windows Server 2003
10 159 (5.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 105 (3.48%) Windows 8
12 89 (2.95%) CentOS
13 48 (1.59%) Solaris
14 45 (1.49%) Debian
15 39 (1.29%) Ubuntu
16 32 (1.06%) Apple iOS
17 29 (0.96%) Windows 2000 Server
18 28 (0.93%) Android
19 22 (0.73%) Windows XP
20 21 (0.70%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 748 (24.83%) ITIL
2 260 (8.63%) DevOps
3 227 (7.53%) Disaster Recovery
4 171 (5.68%) Agile Software Development
5 165 (5.48%) Service Delivery
6 159 (5.28%) Change Management
7 145 (4.81%) High Availability
7 145 (4.81%) Migration
8 123 (4.08%) Configuration Management
8 123 (4.08%) Problem Management
9 104 (3.45%) Mentoring
10 102 (3.39%) Project Management
11 99 (3.29%) Server Virtualisation
12 89 (2.95%) Service Management
13 84 (2.79%) Root Cause Analysis
14 83 (2.75%) E-Commerce
15 79 (2.62%) Continuous Improvement
16 78 (2.59%) Continuous Integration
17 77 (2.56%) Load Balancing
18 75 (2.49%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 612 (20.31%) PowerShell
2 432 (14.34%) SQL
3 240 (7.97%) Python
4 165 (5.48%) Bash Shell
5 125 (4.15%) Java
6 85 (2.82%) Perl
7 67 (2.22%) Ruby
8 59 (1.96%) VBScript
9 35 (1.16%) JavaScript
9 35 (1.16%) Shell Script
10 29 (0.96%) C#
10 29 (0.96%) VB
11 28 (0.93%) C
12 21 (0.70%) PHP
13 19 (0.63%) C++
14 17 (0.56%) T-SQL
15 7 (0.23%) AWK
15 7 (0.23%) sed
16 6 (0.20%) Go
16 6 (0.20%) Korn
Qualifications
1 526 (17.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 372 (12.35%) MCSE
3 329 (10.92%) Cisco Certification
4 275 (9.13%) CCNA
5 242 (8.03%) MCSA
6 223 (7.40%) Degree
7 212 (7.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 153 (5.08%) CCNP
9 140 (4.65%) Security Cleared
10 103 (3.42%) SC Cleared
11 91 (3.02%) MCITP
12 83 (2.75%) MCP
13 46 (1.53%) RHCE
14 43 (1.43%) Citrix Certification
15 37 (1.23%) CCA
15 37 (1.23%) Computer Science Degree
16 35 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
17 29 (0.96%) RHCA
18 27 (0.90%) DV Cleared
19 25 (0.83%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 132 (4.38%) SLA
2 73 (2.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 45 (1.49%) PCI DSS
4 17 (0.56%) GDPR
5 15 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials
5 15 (0.50%) QA
6 11 (0.37%) GCP
6 11 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 8 (0.27%) PMO
8 6 (0.20%) COBIT
9 4 (0.13%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.13%) SAS 70
10 3 (0.100%) ISO 22301
11 2 (0.066%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.033%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1587 (52.67%) Active Directory
2 1084 (35.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 758 (25.16%) Hyper-V
4 383 (12.71%) vSphere
5 286 (9.49%) VMware ESXi
6 259 (8.60%) XenApp
7 175 (5.81%) XenDesktop
8 91 (3.02%) Virtual Machines
9 89 (2.95%) Docker
10 80 (2.66%) Virtual Servers
11 60 (1.99%) Terminal Services
12 48 (1.59%) Microsoft App-V
12 48 (1.59%) XenServer
13 45 (1.49%) VMware Workstation
14 37 (1.23%) Virtual Desktop
15 36 (1.19%) VMware Server
16 28 (0.93%) Firmware
17 26 (0.86%) vCloud
18 24 (0.80%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 23 (0.76%) KVM
Systems Management
1 463 (15.37%) SCCM
2 217 (7.20%) Puppet
3 195 (6.47%) SCOM
4 166 (5.51%) Ansible
5 133 (4.41%) WSUS
6 108 (3.58%) Opscode Chef
7 91 (3.02%) Backup Exec
8 83 (2.75%) vCenter Server
9 79 (2.62%) Nagios
10 64 (2.12%) Terraform
11 47 (1.56%) Microsoft Clustering
12 45 (1.49%) Kubernetes
13 42 (1.39%) NetBackup
14 35 (1.16%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 33 (1.10%) Tivoli
15 33 (1.10%) ZABBIX
16 30 (1.00%) SCVMM
17 28 (0.93%) Failover Clustering
18 26 (0.86%) Cisco CUCM
19 24 (0.80%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1808 (60.01%) VMware
2 1497 (49.68%) Microsoft
3 894 (29.67%) Cisco
4 602 (19.98%) Citrix
5 363 (12.05%) HP
6 356 (11.82%) NetApp
7 201 (6.67%) Red Hat
8 164 (5.44%) Dell
9 134 (4.45%) Juniper
10 130 (4.31%) Veeam
11 127 (4.22%) EMC
12 95 (3.15%) SolarWinds
13 89 (2.95%) IBM
14 88 (2.92%) Symantec
15 76 (2.52%) Oracle
16 74 (2.46%) Avaya
17 64 (2.12%) CheckPoint
17 64 (2.12%) Splunk
18 63 (2.09%) McAfee
19 60 (1.99%) F5