Period
to 20 February 2018

The median annual salary for an Infrastructure Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 221 223 235
Rank change year-on-year +2 +12 +10
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 2,752 2,704 3,091
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.56% 1.55% 1.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.62% 1.60% 1.53%
Number of salaries quoted 2,468 2,364 2,805
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £29,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £60,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year -3.75% +3.90% +2.67%

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 170,110 168,598 202,590
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.24% 96.48% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 139,266 140,109 169,391
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

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 20 February 2018.

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 20 February 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 -2 2,578 £42,500 - 449
UK excluding London -8 1,715 £38,500 -3.75% 316
London +42 1,000 £50,000 +5.26% 146
South East -49 486 £40,000 -6.35% 70
North of England -11 374 £37,000 -1.33% 89
Midlands -3 267 £37,000 -7.50% 72
East of England +39 247 £45,000 +12.50% 39
South West +54 207 £40,000 +14.29% 33
North West -21 180 £37,500 - 43
Yorkshire -3 168 £37,000 -1.33% 39
West Midlands +1 165 £36,000 -10.00% 41
East Midlands -15 94 £36,500 -8.75% 31
Scotland -30 81 £37,500 -6.25% 6
Wales +15 50 £37,500 +15.38% 7
North East -22 30 £32,500 +8.33% 7
Northern Ireland -21 7 £41,250 +17.86%

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 2,069 (75.18%) Windows
2 1,787 (64.93%) VMware
3 1,470 (53.42%) Windows Server
4 1,465 (53.23%) Active Directory
5 1,322 (48.04%) Microsoft
6 1,129 (41.02%) VMware Infrastructure
7 813 (29.54%) Cisco
8 760 (27.62%) Office 365
9 752 (27.33%) Firewall
10 738 (26.82%) Windows Server 2012
11 699 (25.40%) Hyper-V
12 692 (25.15%) Citrix
13 686 (24.93%) MS Exchange
14 655 (23.80%) Microsoft Azure
15 633 (23.00%) DNS
16 630 (22.89%) SAN
17 621 (22.57%) ITIL
18 610 (22.17%) Linux
19 585 (21.26%) Windows Server 2008
20 538 (19.55%) SQL Server
21 525 (19.08%) PowerShell
22 515 (18.71%) SCCM
23 505 (18.35%) DHCP
24 446 (16.21%) Microsoft Certification
25 440 (15.99%) SQL
26 410 (14.90%) WAN
27 402 (14.61%) Finance
28 389 (14.14%) LAN
29 371 (13.48%) Cisco Certification
30 361 (13.12%) Amazon AWS

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
1 686 (24.93%) MS Exchange
2 298 (10.83%) Exchange Server 2010
3 208 (7.56%) Exchange Server 2013
4 186 (6.76%) SharePoint
5 140 (5.09%) Skype for Business
6 130 (4.72%) IIS
7 51 (1.85%) Apache
8 38 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2003
9 30 (1.09%) Tomcat
10 28 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2007
11 23 (0.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 22 (0.80%) Confluence
12 22 (0.80%) nginx
13 18 (0.65%) OpenStack
14 13 (0.47%) JBoss
15 12 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
15 12 (0.44%) SAS
16 9 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
17 7 (0.25%) WebSphere
18 6 (0.22%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 206 (7.49%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.036%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.036%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.036%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.073%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.073%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.036%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.036%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 760 (27.62%) Office 365
2 655 (23.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 361 (13.12%) Amazon AWS
4 91 (3.31%) IaaS
5 79 (2.87%) PaaS
6 66 (2.40%) Azure Active Directory
7 65 (2.36%) SaaS
8 41 (1.49%) Mimecast
9 35 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
10 18 (0.65%) OneDrive
11 17 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
12 15 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
12 15 (0.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 11 (0.40%) Amazon S3
14 9 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
15 6 (0.22%) GitHub
16 5 (0.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 5 (0.18%) Amazon Glacier
16 5 (0.18%) OpenShift
17 4 (0.15%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 752 (27.33%) Firewall
2 633 (23.00%) DNS
3 630 (22.89%) SAN
4 505 (18.35%) DHCP
5 410 (14.90%) WAN
6 389 (14.14%) LAN
7 326 (11.85%) TCP/IP
8 204 (7.41%) VPN
9 166 (6.03%) VLAN
10 146 (5.31%) Network Security
11 132 (4.80%) VoIP
12 98 (3.56%) NAS
13 96 (3.49%) Skype
14 93 (3.38%) Cisco ASA
14 93 (3.38%) Wireless
15 90 (3.27%) MPLS
16 74 (2.69%) Internet
17 72 (2.62%) SSL
18 56 (2.03%) iSCSI
19 50 (1.82%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 538 (19.55%) SQL Server
2 79 (2.87%) MySQL
3 62 (2.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 55 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 52 (1.89%) SQL Server 2014
6 45 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
7 36 (1.31%) SQL Server 2005
8 29 (1.05%) NoSQL
9 28 (1.02%) SQL Server 2016
10 21 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 19 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 15 (0.55%) Amazon RDS
13 14 (0.51%) Big Data
13 14 (0.51%) DB2
14 13 (0.47%) MongoDB
15 11 (0.40%) Oracle Database
16 10 (0.36%) Hadoop
17 9 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
18 5 (0.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 4 (0.15%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 67 (2.43%) Jenkins
2 49 (1.78%) JIRA
3 48 (1.74%) Git (software)
4 22 (0.80%) Octopus Deploy
5 20 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
6 19 (0.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 14 (0.51%) Redmine
8 13 (0.47%) Visual Studio
9 12 (0.44%) Subversion
10 9 (0.33%) TeamCity
11 7 (0.25%) Vagrant
11 7 (0.25%) Visual Studio Team System
12 5 (0.18%) MSI
13 4 (0.15%) Rational DOORS
13 4 (0.15%) Sonatype Nexus
13 4 (0.15%) Travis CI
14 3 (0.11%) CircleCI
14 3 (0.11%) Maven
15 2 (0.073%) eggPlant
15 2 (0.073%) Hudson
General
1 402 (14.61%) Finance
2 83 (3.02%) Telecoms
3 82 (2.98%) Retail
4 59 (2.14%) Banking
5 46 (1.67%) Law
6 41 (1.49%) Manufacturing
7 39 (1.42%) Legal
8 26 (0.94%) Marketing
9 23 (0.84%) Financial Institution
10 22 (0.80%) Back Office
11 21 (0.76%) Advertising
12 17 (0.62%) Aerospace
13 14 (0.51%) Games
14 12 (0.44%) Publishing
15 11 (0.40%) Billing
15 11 (0.40%) Dutch Language
15 11 (0.40%) Investment Banking
16 7 (0.25%) Military
17 5 (0.18%) Automotive
17 5 (0.18%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (3.31%) Web Services
2 46 (1.67%) .NET
3 41 (1.49%) LDAP
4 21 (0.76%) Middleware
5 18 (0.65%) Software Packaging
6 14 (0.51%) LAMP
7 11 (0.40%) Elastic Stack
8 8 (0.29%) 802.1X
9 7 (0.25%) LAPP Stack
9 7 (0.25%) XMPP
10 6 (0.22%) jQuery
10 6 (0.22%) REST
10 6 (0.22%) RESTful
10 6 (0.22%) SOAP
11 5 (0.18%) HTML
11 5 (0.18%) Java EE
11 5 (0.18%) LEMP Stack
11 5 (0.18%) WAP
12 4 (0.15%) .NET Core
12 4 (0.15%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 332 (12.06%) Data Centre
2 204 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
3 95 (3.45%) Clustering
4 80 (2.91%) Replication
5 78 (2.83%) Management Information System
6 77 (2.80%) Computer Science
7 63 (2.29%) Driving Licence
8 55 (2.00%) Hedge funds
9 40 (1.45%) PKI
10 39 (1.42%) Public Cloud
11 37 (1.34%) Enterprise Storage
12 33 (1.20%) Blackberry
13 32 (1.16%) Hybrid Cloud
14 27 (0.98%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 26 (0.94%) CESG
15 26 (0.94%) Fat Client
15 26 (0.94%) Thin Client
16 25 (0.91%) Fintech
17 20 (0.73%) Video Conferencing
18 19 (0.69%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2,069 (75.18%) Windows
2 1,470 (53.42%) Windows Server
3 738 (26.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 610 (22.17%) Linux
5 585 (21.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 288 (10.47%) Windows 10
7 285 (10.36%) Windows 7
8 154 (5.60%) Windows Server 2003
9 127 (4.61%) Windows 8
10 97 (3.52%) Unix
11 84 (3.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 75 (2.73%) CentOS
13 49 (1.78%) Ubuntu
14 28 (1.02%) Debian
15 27 (0.98%) Mac OS X
16 23 (0.84%) Android
17 21 (0.76%) Solaris
18 17 (0.62%) Windows XP
19 15 (0.55%) Windows 2000 Server
20 14 (0.51%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 621 (22.57%) ITIL
2 224 (8.14%) Disaster Recovery
3 192 (6.98%) DevOps
4 163 (5.92%) Change Management
5 137 (4.98%) Service Delivery
6 136 (4.94%) Agile Software Development
7 105 (3.82%) Configuration Management
8 103 (3.74%) High Availability
8 103 (3.74%) Problem Management
9 102 (3.71%) Migration
10 87 (3.16%) Capacity Planning
11 84 (3.05%) Service Management
12 83 (3.02%) Cybersecurity
12 83 (3.02%) Mentoring
12 83 (3.02%) Project Management
13 81 (2.94%) Virtual Environments
14 79 (2.87%) Patch Management
14 79 (2.87%) PRINCE2
15 77 (2.80%) Continuous Integration
16 74 (2.69%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 525 (19.08%) PowerShell
2 440 (15.99%) SQL
3 120 (4.36%) Python
4 103 (3.74%) Bash Shell
5 73 (2.65%) Java
6 67 (2.43%) Shell Script
7 44 (1.60%) Perl
8 38 (1.38%) C
9 34 (1.24%) T-SQL
10 30 (1.09%) Ruby
10 30 (1.09%) VBScript
11 26 (0.94%) C#
12 17 (0.62%) JavaScript
12 17 (0.62%) Korn
13 16 (0.58%) Go
14 14 (0.51%) PHP
15 13 (0.47%) C++
16 9 (0.33%) VB
17 5 (0.18%) Objective-C
18 2 (0.073%) Scala
Qualifications
1 446 (16.21%) Microsoft Certification
2 371 (13.48%) Cisco Certification
3 332 (12.06%) CCNA
4 320 (11.63%) MCSE
5 181 (6.58%) Degree
6 178 (6.47%) Security Cleared
7 161 (5.85%) MCSA
8 145 (5.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 108 (3.92%) MCITP
10 102 (3.71%) CCNP
11 100 (3.63%) SC Cleared
12 79 (2.87%) DV Cleared
13 71 (2.58%) Citrix Certification
14 63 (2.29%) CCA
14 63 (2.29%) MCP
15 47 (1.71%) CISSP
16 38 (1.38%) Computer Science Degree
17 30 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
18 29 (1.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 25 (0.91%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 129 (4.69%) SLA
2 79 (2.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 25 (0.91%) PCI DSS
4 14 (0.51%) PMO
5 12 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials
6 11 (0.40%) QA
7 8 (0.29%) GDPR
7 8 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 4 (0.15%) HIPAA
8 4 (0.15%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.073%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.073%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.036%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1,465 (53.23%) Active Directory
2 1,129 (41.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 699 (25.40%) Hyper-V
4 282 (10.25%) vSphere
5 270 (9.81%) XenApp
6 260 (9.45%) VMware ESXi
7 163 (5.92%) XenDesktop
8 83 (3.02%) Virtual Servers
9 70 (2.54%) Docker
10 64 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
11 49 (1.78%) Virtual Desktop
12 47 (1.71%) VirtualBox
13 42 (1.53%) Microsoft App-V
13 42 (1.53%) VMware NSX
14 41 (1.49%) BitLocker
15 40 (1.45%) XenServer
16 36 (1.31%) VMware Workstation
17 29 (1.05%) Samba
18 23 (0.84%) DFS Replication
19 22 (0.80%) iptables
Systems Management
1 515 (18.71%) SCCM
2 212 (7.70%) SCOM
3 127 (4.61%) Puppet
4 118 (4.29%) vCenter Server
5 93 (3.38%) Ansible
6 86 (3.13%) WSUS
7 66 (2.40%) Backup Exec
8 64 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
9 61 (2.22%) Nagios
10 54 (1.96%) SCVMM
11 38 (1.38%) NetBackup
12 34 (1.24%) Failover Clustering
12 34 (1.24%) Terraform
13 29 (1.05%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 26 (0.94%) FortiGate
14 26 (0.94%) Single Sign-On
15 25 (0.91%) SCOrch
16 23 (0.84%) Kubernetes
16 23 (0.84%) Microsoft Clustering
17 21 (0.76%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 1,787 (64.93%) VMware
2 1,322 (48.04%) Microsoft
3 813 (29.54%) Cisco
4 692 (25.15%) Citrix
5 262 (9.52%) HP
6 253 (9.19%) NetApp
7 173 (6.29%) Dell
8 140 (5.09%) Veeam
9 138 (5.01%) Red Hat
10 130 (4.72%) EMC
11 85 (3.09%) 3PAR
12 84 (3.05%) SolarWinds
13 80 (2.91%) Juniper
14 76 (2.76%) CheckPoint
15 74 (2.69%) Symantec
16 63 (2.29%) McAfee
17 59 (2.14%) F5
17 59 (2.14%) IBM
18 57 (2.07%) Meraki
19 48 (1.74%) Google