Period
to 27 May 2018

The median annual salary for an Infrastructure Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 27 May 2018.

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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 210 213 222
Rank change year-on-year +3 +9 +19
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 2,764 2,770 3,176
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.60% 1.62% 1.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.67% 1.68% 1.64%
Number of salaries quoted 2,485 2,510 2,795
UK median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +1.19%
10th Percentile £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year - +1.27% +5.33%

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 165,992 164,539 193,821
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.36% 96.44% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 134,872 136,181 162,722
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 27 May 2018.

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 27 May 2018. 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 -6 2,589 £45,000 +4.65% 418
UK excluding London -3 1,645 £40,000 - 317
London +3 1,066 £54,000 +8.00% 132
South East -58 410 £42,500 +2.41% 80
North of England -2 350 £37,500 - 70
Midlands +32 293 £37,500 -6.25% 55
East of England +39 247 £45,000 +8.43% 38
South West +54 225 £39,500 +12.56% 43
West Midlands +23 177 £37,500 -6.25% 27
Yorkshire +6 170 £37,500 - 25
North West -17 156 £37,500 -6.25% 38
East Midlands +11 116 £37,500 -11.76% 28
Scotland -28 60 £37,500 -16.67% 12
Wales 0 52 £40,210 +11.33% 17
North East -29 27 £32,500 +8.33% 7
Northern Ireland +3 9 £40,000 -27.27% 1
Channel Islands +5 2 £43,750 -30.00% 1

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 2018, 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 1,971 (71.31%) Windows
2 1,680 (60.78%) VMware
3 1,453 (52.57%) Active Directory
4 1,406 (50.87%) Windows Server
5 1,308 (47.32%) Microsoft
6 1,063 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
7 839 (30.35%) Microsoft Azure
8 743 (26.88%) Office 365
9 733 (26.52%) Cisco
10 718 (25.98%) Firewall
11 698 (25.25%) Hyper-V
12 693 (25.07%) Linux
13 600 (21.71%) DNS
14 594 (21.49%) ITIL
15 581 (21.02%) Citrix
16 564 (20.41%) Windows Server 2012
17 562 (20.33%) SAN
18 550 (19.90%) PowerShell
19 535 (19.36%) Windows Server 2008
20 534 (19.32%) MS Exchange
21 485 (17.55%) SCCM
22 478 (17.29%) DHCP
23 465 (16.82%) SQL Server
24 464 (16.79%) Amazon AWS
25 406 (14.69%) WAN
26 403 (14.58%) Microsoft Certification
27 396 (14.33%) Finance
28 389 (14.07%) LAN
29 374 (13.53%) Data Centre
30 355 (12.84%) 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
1 534 (19.32%) MS Exchange
2 241 (8.72%) Exchange Server 2010
3 214 (7.74%) Exchange Server 2013
4 142 (5.14%) SharePoint
5 140 (5.07%) IIS
6 119 (4.31%) Skype for Business
7 42 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2007
8 28 (1.01%) nginx
9 26 (0.94%) Apache
10 24 (0.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 18 (0.65%) OpenStack
11 18 (0.65%) Tomcat
12 17 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2003
13 13 (0.47%) JBoss
14 11 (0.40%) Confluence
14 11 (0.40%) SAS
15 8 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
15 8 (0.29%) Site Server
16 3 (0.11%) BizTalk Server
16 3 (0.11%) Commerce Server
Applications
1 233 (8.43%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (0.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.036%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.072%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.072%) Maximo
3 2 (0.072%) Teamcenter
3 2 (0.072%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.036%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.036%) Shopify
4 1 (0.036%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 839 (30.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 743 (26.88%) Office 365
3 464 (16.79%) Amazon AWS
4 101 (3.65%) IaaS
5 91 (3.29%) SaaS
6 90 (3.26%) PaaS
7 66 (2.39%) Azure Active Directory
8 34 (1.23%) Mimecast
9 30 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
10 27 (0.98%) AWS CloudFormation
11 24 (0.87%) Google Cloud Platform
12 19 (0.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 19 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
13 18 (0.65%) Amazon S3
14 17 (0.62%) OneDrive
14 17 (0.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 16 (0.58%) Dynamics 365
16 13 (0.47%) Amazon Glacier
17 12 (0.43%) G Suite
17 12 (0.43%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 718 (25.98%) Firewall
2 600 (21.71%) DNS
3 562 (20.33%) SAN
4 478 (17.29%) DHCP
5 406 (14.69%) WAN
6 389 (14.07%) LAN
7 305 (11.03%) TCP/IP
8 231 (8.36%) VPN
9 174 (6.30%) Network Security
10 145 (5.25%) VLAN
11 119 (4.31%) MPLS
12 110 (3.98%) VoIP
13 109 (3.94%) Cisco ASA
14 90 (3.26%) Wireless
15 79 (2.86%) NAS
16 78 (2.82%) Skype
17 58 (2.10%) NetScaler
18 56 (2.03%) VSAN
19 55 (1.99%) SSL
19 55 (1.99%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 465 (16.82%) SQL Server
2 68 (2.46%) MySQL
3 55 (1.99%) PostgreSQL
4 53 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
5 36 (1.30%) SQL Server 2014
6 32 (1.16%) SQL Server 2016
7 26 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
8 18 (0.65%) Big Data
8 18 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
9 15 (0.54%) Amazon RDS
10 14 (0.51%) MongoDB
11 13 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
11 13 (0.47%) NoSQL
11 13 (0.47%) Oracle Database
12 12 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 11 (0.40%) Hadoop
13 11 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 10 (0.36%) Blockchain
15 5 (0.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 4 (0.14%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 86 (3.11%) Jenkins
2 47 (1.70%) Git (software)
3 37 (1.34%) JIRA
4 27 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
5 21 (0.76%) Subversion
5 21 (0.76%) TeamCity
6 19 (0.69%) Octopus Deploy
7 11 (0.40%) Maven
7 11 (0.40%) Visual Studio
7 11 (0.40%) Visual Studio Team System
8 10 (0.36%) Redmine
9 6 (0.22%) Phabricator
10 3 (0.11%) Sonatype Nexus
10 3 (0.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 3 (0.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 2 (0.072%) Bitbucket
11 2 (0.072%) GCC
11 2 (0.072%) Rational DOORS
11 2 (0.072%) SonarQube
11 2 (0.072%) Vagrant
General
1 396 (14.33%) Finance
2 113 (4.09%) Retail
3 80 (2.89%) Banking
4 76 (2.75%) Telecoms
5 55 (1.99%) Legal
6 48 (1.74%) Law
7 43 (1.56%) Manufacturing
8 41 (1.48%) Marketing
9 28 (1.01%) Advertising
10 27 (0.98%) Back Office
11 24 (0.87%) Billing
12 16 (0.58%) Games
12 16 (0.58%) Investment Banking
13 11 (0.40%) Aerospace
14 10 (0.36%) Financial Institution
15 8 (0.29%) Automotive
16 6 (0.22%) Local Government
17 5 (0.18%) Military
17 5 (0.18%) Publishing
18 4 (0.14%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (3.36%) Web Services
2 36 (1.30%) .NET
2 36 (1.30%) Middleware
3 23 (0.83%) LDAP
4 17 (0.62%) LAMP
5 16 (0.58%) Elastic Stack
6 10 (0.36%) Software Packaging
7 9 (0.33%) LAPP Stack
7 9 (0.33%) REST
7 9 (0.33%) RESTful
8 8 (0.29%) Apache CXF
8 8 (0.29%) CSS
8 8 (0.29%) SOAP
8 8 (0.29%) WCF
9 7 (0.25%) .NET Framework
9 7 (0.25%) 802.1X
9 7 (0.25%) Flash
9 7 (0.25%) X-Windows
10 6 (0.22%) HTML
11 5 (0.18%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 374 (13.53%) Data Centre
2 216 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
3 112 (4.05%) Clustering
4 109 (3.94%) Self-Motivation
5 71 (2.57%) Management Information System
6 70 (2.53%) Driving Licence
7 63 (2.28%) Replication
8 56 (2.03%) Computer Science
9 54 (1.95%) PKI
10 53 (1.92%) Public Cloud
11 46 (1.66%) Hedge funds
12 40 (1.45%) Private Cloud
13 30 (1.09%) Hybrid Cloud
14 29 (1.05%) CESG
14 29 (1.05%) Fintech
15 27 (0.98%) Blackberry
15 27 (0.98%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 26 (0.94%) Enterprise Storage
16 26 (0.94%) Linux Command Line
17 23 (0.83%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 1,971 (71.31%) Windows
2 1,406 (50.87%) Windows Server
3 693 (25.07%) Linux
4 564 (20.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 535 (19.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 213 (7.71%) Windows 10
6 213 (7.71%) Windows 7
7 137 (4.96%) Windows Server 2003
8 102 (3.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 100 (3.62%) Windows 8
10 97 (3.51%) Unix
11 64 (2.32%) CentOS
12 40 (1.45%) Ubuntu
13 25 (0.90%) Android
13 25 (0.90%) Mac OS
14 21 (0.76%) Solaris
15 20 (0.72%) Debian
16 17 (0.62%) Windows XP
17 13 (0.47%) Windows 2000 Server
18 11 (0.40%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 594 (21.49%) ITIL
2 279 (10.09%) Problem-Solving
3 275 (9.95%) DevOps
4 216 (7.81%) Disaster Recovery
5 167 (6.04%) Agile Software Development
6 147 (5.32%) Migration
7 135 (4.88%) Configuration Management
8 115 (4.16%) Service Management
9 112 (4.05%) Change Management
10 110 (3.98%) Project Management
11 107 (3.87%) Load Balancing
12 103 (3.73%) Problem Management
13 101 (3.65%) Service Delivery
14 100 (3.62%) Patch Management
15 92 (3.33%) Continuous Integration
16 85 (3.08%) Asset Management
16 85 (3.08%) High Availability
17 83 (3.00%) E-Commerce
18 81 (2.93%) Cybersecurity
18 81 (2.93%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 550 (19.90%) PowerShell
2 355 (12.84%) SQL
3 168 (6.08%) Python
4 137 (4.96%) Bash Shell
5 55 (1.99%) Ruby
6 51 (1.85%) Java
7 50 (1.81%) Perl
8 45 (1.63%) Shell Script
9 44 (1.59%) C
10 38 (1.37%) C#
11 28 (1.01%) JavaScript
12 25 (0.90%) VBScript
13 16 (0.58%) Go
14 14 (0.51%) PHP
15 13 (0.47%) Korn
16 10 (0.36%) VB
17 7 (0.25%) C++
18 5 (0.18%) T-SQL
19 1 (0.036%) PL/SQL
19 1 (0.036%) Scala
Qualifications
1 403 (14.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 297 (10.75%) Cisco Certification
3 293 (10.60%) MCSE
4 256 (9.26%) CCNA
5 194 (7.02%) Degree
6 153 (5.54%) Security Cleared
7 144 (5.21%) MCSA
8 138 (4.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 122 (4.41%) MCITP
10 96 (3.47%) CCNP
11 80 (2.89%) SC Cleared
12 71 (2.57%) MCP
13 54 (1.95%) CISSP
14 52 (1.88%) DV Cleared
15 45 (1.63%) Citrix Certification
16 34 (1.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 33 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
18 30 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
19 28 (1.01%) CCA
20 24 (0.87%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 148 (5.35%) SLA
2 82 (2.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 25 (0.90%) PCI DSS
4 14 (0.51%) PMO
4 14 (0.51%) QA
5 11 (0.40%) GDPR
6 9 (0.33%) ISO 9001
7 7 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
8 4 (0.14%) GCP
8 4 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 3 (0.11%) HIPAA
9 3 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.072%) ISO 14001
10 2 (0.072%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.036%) Disclosure Scotland
11 1 (0.036%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 1,453 (52.57%) Active Directory
2 1,063 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 698 (25.25%) Hyper-V
4 282 (10.20%) vSphere
5 231 (8.36%) VMware ESXi
6 208 (7.53%) XenApp
7 122 (4.41%) XenDesktop
8 75 (2.71%) Virtual Machines
9 72 (2.60%) Virtual Servers
10 69 (2.50%) Docker
11 61 (2.21%) Virtual Desktop
12 48 (1.74%) VMware NSX
13 40 (1.45%) BitLocker
14 32 (1.16%) VMware Workstation
14 32 (1.16%) XenServer
15 31 (1.12%) VirtualBox
15 31 (1.12%) VMware Server
16 23 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
17 20 (0.72%) NFS
18 19 (0.69%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 485 (17.55%) SCCM
2 203 (7.34%) SCOM
3 139 (5.03%) Ansible
4 138 (4.99%) Puppet
5 129 (4.67%) vCenter Server
6 95 (3.44%) WSUS
7 77 (2.79%) Failover Clustering
8 65 (2.35%) Opscode Chef
9 62 (2.24%) Terraform
10 53 (1.92%) Nagios
11 49 (1.77%) SCVMM
12 42 (1.52%) Backup Exec
13 39 (1.41%) Single Sign-On
13 39 (1.41%) vRealize
14 37 (1.34%) Kubernetes
15 36 (1.30%) FortiGate
16 30 (1.09%) SCOrch
17 27 (0.98%) Microsoft Intune
18 25 (0.90%) NetBackup
19 23 (0.83%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 1,680 (60.78%) VMware
2 1,308 (47.32%) Microsoft
3 733 (26.52%) Cisco
4 581 (21.02%) Citrix
5 232 (8.39%) HP
6 191 (6.91%) NetApp
7 161 (5.82%) Veeam
8 125 (4.52%) Dell
9 114 (4.12%) Red Hat
10 101 (3.65%) EMC
11 95 (3.44%) CheckPoint
12 75 (2.71%) Splunk
13 73 (2.64%) SolarWinds
14 71 (2.57%) F5
15 70 (2.53%) Google
16 64 (2.32%) McAfee
17 63 (2.28%) Palo Alto
18 60 (2.17%) 3PAR
19 58 (2.10%) Meraki
20 54 (1.95%) ServiceNow