Period
to 30 November 2021

The median annual salary for an Infrastructure Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 30 November 2021.

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
30 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 240 166 176
Rank change year-on-year -74 +10 +31
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 1,860 1,125 2,690
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.44% 2.06% 2.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.58% 2.16% 2.09%
Number of salaries quoted 1,650 989 2,312
10th Percentile £34,000 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £37,883 £38,250 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £46,250 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% -2.17%
75th Percentile £58,000 £58,750 £58,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £71,250 £69,425
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,624 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.15% +2.64% -

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 117,933 52,029 128,561
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.33% 95.12% 95.63%
Number of salaries quoted 82,126 43,783 104,256
10th Percentile £32,000 £32,250 £28,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -
75th Percentile £76,250 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 30 November 2021.

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 30 November 2021. 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 -70 1,687 £47,500 +0.53% 450
UK excluding London -39 1,306 £45,000 +3.15% 361
London -148 465 £57,500 - 127
North of England -19 445 £45,000 +5.88% 124
Work from Home -77 363 £45,000 -10.00% 71
South East -65 277 £50,000 +11.11% 67
North West -19 236 £45,000 +5.88% 58
Midlands -11 223 £42,500 +4.29% 68
Yorkshire -4 190 £43,500 +8.75% 54
South West -32 149 £45,000 +15.71% 38
West Midlands -50 112 £45,000 +5.88% 47
East Midlands +1 111 £38,500 -3.75% 21
East of England -50 106 £40,000 -8.57% 25
Scotland -25 66 £45,943 +2.09% 19
Wales -44 44 £45,000 +5.88% 12
North East -39 21 £55,000 +23.60% 12
Northern Ireland -44 4 £36,500 -30.48% 8
Isle of Man - 1 £45,000 -

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 November 2021, 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 1,823 (98.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1,134 (60.97%) Azure
3 1,048 (56.34%) Windows
4 962 (51.72%) VMware
5 924 (49.68%) Active Directory
6 884 (47.53%) Microsoft
7 811 (43.60%) Microsoft 365
8 685 (36.83%) Windows Server
9 580 (31.18%) VMware Infrastructure
10 493 (26.51%) Firewall
11 490 (26.34%) Linux
12 473 (25.43%) PowerShell
13 423 (22.74%) AWS
14 392 (21.08%) Hyper-V
15 351 (18.87%) Cisco
16 339 (18.23%) Social Skills
17 316 (16.99%) ITIL
18 300 (16.13%) DNS
19 271 (14.57%) WAN
20 267 (14.35%) Data Centre
21 260 (13.98%) DHCP
22 259 (13.92%) DevOps
23 255 (13.71%) SCCM
24 252 (13.55%) LAN
24 252 (13.55%) Citrix
25 250 (13.44%) SQL
26 241 (12.96%) SAN
27 226 (12.15%) Azure Active Directory
28 216 (11.61%) VPN
29 206 (11.08%) Finance

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
1 198 (10.65%) SharePoint
2 182 (9.78%) MS Exchange
3 49 (2.63%) IIS
4 35 (1.88%) Apache
5 22 (1.18%) Confluence
6 20 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2013
7 17 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
7 17 (0.91%) Tomcat
8 16 (0.86%) Apache Spark
8 16 (0.86%) Skype for Business
9 14 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
10 8 (0.43%) nginx
11 7 (0.38%) OpenStack
12 5 (0.27%) SAS
13 3 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.16%) Facebook Platform
13 3 (0.16%) SharePoint 2013
14 2 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2007
14 2 (0.11%) WebSphere
15 1 (0.054%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 90 (4.84%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.22%) MicroStation
3 4 (0.22%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.22%) Revit
4 3 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.054%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.054%) Weka
Business Applications
1 6 (0.32%) Workfront
2 4 (0.22%) Misys Midas
3 3 (0.16%) Unica
4 2 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.11%) FastStats
4 2 (0.11%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.11%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.054%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.054%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.054%) SAP Business ByDesign
5 1 (0.054%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 1,134 (60.97%) Azure
2 811 (43.60%) Microsoft 365
3 423 (22.74%) AWS
4 226 (12.15%) Azure Active Directory
5 194 (10.43%) IaaS
6 155 (8.33%) PaaS
7 139 (7.47%) SaaS
8 94 (5.05%) GCP
9 71 (3.82%) OneDrive
10 55 (2.96%) Cloud Computing
11 38 (2.04%) AWS CloudFormation
12 37 (1.99%) Amazon EC2
13 32 (1.72%) Power Platform
14 29 (1.56%) Azure Stack
15 28 (1.51%) Serverless
16 27 (1.45%) Mimecast
16 27 (1.45%) OpenShift
17 25 (1.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 23 (1.24%) AWS Lambda
19 19 (1.02%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 493 (26.51%) Firewall
2 300 (16.13%) DNS
3 271 (14.57%) WAN
4 260 (13.98%) DHCP
5 252 (13.55%) LAN
6 241 (12.96%) SAN
7 216 (11.61%) VPN
8 155 (8.33%) TCP/IP
9 105 (5.65%) VoIP
10 101 (5.43%) VLAN
11 90 (4.84%) Network Security
12 89 (4.78%) Wireless
13 73 (3.92%) Wi-Fi
14 56 (3.01%) NAS
15 49 (2.63%) MPLS
16 45 (2.42%) IPsec
17 41 (2.20%) Remote Desktop
17 41 (2.20%) SSL
18 34 (1.83%) NetScaler
19 33 (1.77%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 182 (9.78%) SQL Server
2 44 (2.37%) Amazon RDS
2 44 (2.37%) MySQL
3 22 (1.18%) MongoDB
4 16 (0.86%) Hadoop
5 14 (0.75%) SQL Server 2019
6 13 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 12 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
8 11 (0.59%) Azure SQL Database
8 11 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
8 11 (0.59%) Relational Database
9 10 (0.54%) Redis
10 9 (0.48%) Power BI
11 8 (0.43%) MariaDB
11 8 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
12 7 (0.38%) Oracle Database
13 6 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 5 (0.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 5 (0.27%) NoSQL
14 5 (0.27%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 65 (3.49%) Jenkins
2 31 (1.67%) Git (software)
2 31 (1.67%) JIRA
3 16 (0.86%) Sonatype Nexus
4 15 (0.81%) Artifactory
4 15 (0.81%) GitLab
5 13 (0.70%) TeamCity
6 12 (0.65%) Octopus Deploy
7 8 (0.43%) Bitbucket
8 7 (0.38%) Codeship
8 7 (0.38%) Subversion
9 5 (0.27%) Ant
9 5 (0.27%) Gradle
9 5 (0.27%) Maven
9 5 (0.27%) Postman
10 4 (0.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (0.22%) Visual Studio
11 3 (0.16%) MSI
12 2 (0.11%) CircleCI
12 2 (0.11%) Zephyr
General
1 339 (18.23%) Social Skills
2 206 (11.08%) Finance
3 104 (5.59%) Analytical Skills
4 68 (3.66%) Public Sector
5 65 (3.49%) Manufacturing
6 56 (3.01%) Telecoms
7 45 (2.42%) Retail
8 38 (2.04%) Law
9 37 (1.99%) Organisational Skills
10 34 (1.83%) Banking
11 33 (1.77%) Documentation Skills
12 27 (1.45%) Advertising
13 22 (1.18%) Back Office
14 18 (0.97%) Financial Institution
14 18 (0.97%) Marketing
15 17 (0.91%) Games
16 16 (0.86%) Legal
17 14 (0.75%) Inclusion and Diversity
18 10 (0.54%) Electronics
19 9 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (3.01%) JSON
2 28 (1.51%) ARM Templates
2 28 (1.51%) Node.js
2 28 (1.51%) Web Services
3 26 (1.40%) LDAP
4 15 (0.81%) .NET
5 13 (0.70%) JMS
6 12 (0.65%) Kafka
7 11 (0.59%) YAML
8 9 (0.48%) SAML
9 8 (0.43%) PyTorch
10 7 (0.38%) Elastic Stack
11 6 (0.32%) HTML
12 5 (0.27%) Middleware
12 5 (0.27%) React
12 5 (0.27%) XMPP
13 4 (0.22%) LAMP
13 4 (0.22%) OAuth
13 4 (0.22%) Vue.js
14 3 (0.16%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 267 (14.35%) Data Centre
2 76 (4.09%) Public Cloud
3 70 (3.76%) Self-Motivation
4 69 (3.71%) Clustering
5 57 (3.06%) Hybrid Cloud
6 55 (2.96%) Enterprise Storage
7 54 (2.90%) Replication
8 53 (2.85%) Management Information System
8 53 (2.85%) PKI
9 44 (2.37%) Greenfield Project
10 43 (2.31%) Linux Command Line
11 40 (2.15%) Private Cloud
12 29 (1.56%) User Experience
13 27 (1.45%) Data Protection Act
14 26 (1.40%) Driving Licence
15 21 (1.13%) Enterprise Cloud
16 14 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
17 13 (0.70%) Hedge funds
17 13 (0.70%) HP Storage
17 13 (0.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1,048 (56.34%) Windows
2 685 (36.83%) Windows Server
3 490 (26.34%) Linux
4 199 (10.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 168 (9.03%) Windows Server 2019
6 157 (8.44%) Windows Server 2016
7 156 (8.39%) Windows 10
8 81 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 80 (4.30%) Windows Server 2008
10 66 (3.55%) Unix
11 62 (3.33%) CentOS
12 32 (1.72%) Windows 7
13 26 (1.40%) Ubuntu
14 17 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
15 16 (0.86%) Android
16 15 (0.81%) VMS
17 14 (0.75%) Windows 8
18 13 (0.70%) Mac OS X
19 11 (0.59%) Apple iOS
20 10 (0.54%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,823 (98.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 316 (16.99%) ITIL
3 259 (13.92%) DevOps
4 197 (10.59%) Problem-Solving
5 178 (9.57%) Migration
6 161 (8.66%) Disaster Recovery
7 116 (6.24%) Project Delivery
8 109 (5.86%) Change Management
8 109 (5.86%) Infrastructure as Code
9 106 (5.70%) Agile Software Development
10 101 (5.43%) Configuration Management
11 86 (4.62%) Project Management
12 80 (4.30%) Continuous Improvement
13 78 (4.19%) Change Control
13 78 (4.19%) Cybersecurity
14 67 (3.60%) Load Balancing
15 63 (3.39%) Patch Management
16 61 (3.28%) High Availability
17 60 (3.23%) Storage Management
18 59 (3.17%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 473 (25.43%) PowerShell
2 250 (13.44%) SQL
3 152 (8.17%) Python
4 121 (6.51%) Bash Shell
5 40 (2.15%) Java
6 28 (1.51%) Go
7 27 (1.45%) Perl
8 25 (1.34%) T-SQL
9 17 (0.91%) PHP
9 17 (0.91%) VBScript
10 13 (0.70%) Ruby
10 13 (0.70%) Shell Script
11 12 (0.65%) JavaScript
12 8 (0.43%) C#
12 8 (0.43%) C++
13 6 (0.32%) C
14 5 (0.27%) Bicep
14 5 (0.27%) Groovy
14 5 (0.27%) VB
15 4 (0.22%) Scala
Qualifications
1 136 (7.31%) Microsoft Certification
2 103 (5.54%) Cisco Certification
3 100 (5.38%) Security Cleared
4 83 (4.46%) CCNA
4 83 (4.46%) MCSE
5 79 (4.25%) Degree
6 67 (3.60%) SC Cleared
7 66 (3.55%) MCSA
8 49 (2.63%) CCNP
8 49 (2.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 28 (1.51%) Computer Science Degree
10 22 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
11 19 (1.02%) DBS Check
12 18 (0.97%) DV Cleared
12 18 (0.97%) RHCE
13 17 (0.91%) MCP
13 17 (0.91%) MCTS
14 11 (0.59%) CCDP
15 10 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
16 9 (0.48%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (4.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 63 (3.39%) SLA
3 32 (1.72%) Cyber Essentials
4 31 (1.67%) GDPR
5 23 (1.24%) PCI DSS
6 14 (0.75%) GRC
7 10 (0.54%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 9 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 8 (0.43%) ISO 9001
9 8 (0.43%) NIST
10 6 (0.32%) PMO
10 6 (0.32%) SOC 2
11 5 (0.27%) QA
12 3 (0.16%) COBIT
12 3 (0.16%) GxP
13 2 (0.11%) NCSC
14 1 (0.054%) Accessibility
14 1 (0.054%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 924 (49.68%) Active Directory
2 580 (31.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 392 (21.08%) Hyper-V
4 140 (7.53%) vSphere
5 119 (6.40%) VMware ESXi
6 111 (5.97%) Docker
7 78 (4.19%) XenApp
8 55 (2.96%) Virtual Machines
9 50 (2.69%) XenDesktop
10 49 (2.63%) Virtual Servers
11 29 (1.56%) VMware NSX
12 24 (1.29%) Virtual Desktop
13 15 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
14 13 (0.70%) Firmware
15 12 (0.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 12 (0.65%) Terminal Server
16 7 (0.38%) BitLocker
16 7 (0.38%) Ceph
17 6 (0.32%) NFS
18 4 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 255 (13.71%) SCCM
2 160 (8.60%) Terraform
3 149 (8.01%) Microsoft Intune
4 127 (6.83%) Kubernetes
5 114 (6.13%) Ansible
6 57 (3.06%) SCOM
7 50 (2.69%) Puppet
8 45 (2.42%) WSUS
9 39 (2.10%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 28 (1.51%) vCenter Server
11 27 (1.45%) SCVMM
11 27 (1.45%) Single Sign-On
12 22 (1.18%) Backup Exec
13 19 (1.02%) Failover Clustering
13 19 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
14 18 (0.97%) NetBackup
15 17 (0.91%) FortiGate
15 17 (0.91%) Istio
16 14 (0.75%) Nagios
17 13 (0.70%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 962 (51.72%) VMware
2 884 (47.53%) Microsoft
3 351 (18.87%) Cisco
4 252 (13.55%) Citrix
5 185 (9.95%) Veeam
6 113 (6.08%) HP
7 111 (5.97%) Dell
8 107 (5.75%) Red Hat
9 70 (3.76%) NetApp
10 68 (3.66%) Meraki
11 62 (3.33%) Google
12 54 (2.90%) EMC
13 51 (2.74%) SolarWinds
14 44 (2.37%) Aruba
15 37 (1.99%) IBM
16 34 (1.83%) Apple
17 33 (1.77%) 3PAR
18 32 (1.72%) CommVault
19 29 (1.56%) F5
19 29 (1.56%) Fortinet