Period
to 21 October 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Infrastructure Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Infrastructure Engineering over the 6 months to 21 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Infrastructure Engineering
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 110 117 143
Rank change year-on-year +7 +26 +16
Permanent jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering 1,417 3,826 3,914
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.90% 2.79% 2.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.14% 3.03% 2.60%
Number of salaries quoted 1,337 3,341 3,389
Median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £75,763 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

Infrastructure Engineering is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 45,168 126,311 150,373
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.41% 92.22% 91.93%
Number of salaries quoted 37,232 99,403 119,673
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,750 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.89% - +5.88%

Infrastructure Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Infrastructure Engineering as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Engineering in the UK

Infrastructure Engineering
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering.

Salary trend for Infrastructure Engineering in the UK

Infrastructure Engineering
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering over the 6 months to 21 October 2020.

Salary histogram for Infrastructure Engineering in the UK

Infrastructure Engineering
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 Engineering within the UK over the 6 months to 21 October 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 +8 1,329 £47,500 - 334
UK excluding London +9 900 £45,000 +5.88% 281
London 0 475 £60,000 - 62
North of England +4 267 £45,000 +12.50% 109
South East +26 248 £47,500 +5.56% 58
North West +4 145 £46,250 +8.82% 58
South West +9 144 £37,500 -11.76% 45
Midlands -18 133 £44,000 +3.53% 42
Work from Home +38 128 £50,000 -9.09% 39
Yorkshire +21 95 £40,000 - 34
West Midlands -6 91 £45,000 +1.12% 25
Wales +47 44 £39,500 -1.25% 3
East Midlands 0 42 £38,750 -3.13% 17
East of England 0 41 £45,000 - 18
North East -2 27 £42,750 +6.88% 17
Scotland +52 24 £47,500 +5.56% 5
Northern Ireland +16 2 £51,250 -39.71% 1

For the 6 months to 21 October 2020, IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for Infrastructure Engineering.

1 846 (59.70%) Windows
2 706 (49.82%) VMware
3 704 (49.68%) Azure
4 653 (46.08%) Microsoft
5 620 (43.75%) Active Directory
6 537 (37.90%) Windows Server
7 504 (35.57%) Office 365
8 443 (31.26%) VMware Infrastructure
9 405 (28.58%) Linux
10 368 (25.97%) PowerShell
11 336 (23.71%) AWS
12 332 (23.43%) Cisco
13 290 (20.47%) Firewall
14 258 (18.21%) ITIL
14 258 (18.21%) Hyper-V
15 245 (17.29%) DevOps
16 229 (16.16%) WAN
17 222 (15.67%) Finance
18 216 (15.24%) Citrix
19 202 (14.26%) DNS
20 195 (13.76%) LAN
21 184 (12.99%) Python
21 184 (12.99%) Windows Server 2012
22 181 (12.77%) SCCM
23 172 (12.14%) SAN
24 167 (11.79%) Windows Server 2016
25 149 (10.52%) DHCP
26 146 (10.30%) SQL
27 143 (10.09%) Terraform
28 140 (9.88%) Problem-Solving

Infrastructure Engineering
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
1 133 (9.39%) MS Exchange
2 103 (7.27%) SharePoint
3 51 (3.60%) Skype for Business
4 39 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2013
5 33 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 33 (2.33%) IIS
6 20 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
7 17 (1.20%) Tomcat
8 15 (1.06%) Apache
9 14 (0.99%) Apache Spark
9 14 (0.99%) Confluence
10 6 (0.42%) Ethereum
11 5 (0.35%) ColdFusion
11 5 (0.35%) OpenStack
11 5 (0.35%) Site Server
12 3 (0.21%) Apache Synapse
12 3 (0.21%) DNN
13 2 (0.14%) IBM HTTP Server
13 2 (0.14%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.14%) WordPress
Applications
1 83 (5.86%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.28%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.14%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.071%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 6 (0.42%) Quorum
2 2 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.14%) Workfront
3 1 (0.071%) BASE24
3 1 (0.071%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.071%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.071%) FastStats
3 1 (0.071%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.071%) Maximo
3 1 (0.071%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.071%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.071%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.071%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 704 (49.68%) Azure
2 504 (35.57%) Office 365
3 336 (23.71%) AWS
4 121 (8.54%) Azure Active Directory
5 90 (6.35%) IaaS
6 75 (5.29%) GCP
7 71 (5.01%) SaaS
8 57 (4.02%) PaaS
9 33 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
10 30 (2.12%) OneDrive
11 26 (1.83%) Amazon S3
12 24 (1.69%) AWS CloudFormation
13 22 (1.55%) Amazon EC2
14 15 (1.06%) Serverless
15 14 (0.99%) Power Platform
16 13 (0.92%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 13 (0.92%) Mimecast
16 13 (0.92%) OpenShift
16 13 (0.92%) Route 53
17 12 (0.85%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 290 (20.47%) Firewall
2 229 (16.16%) WAN
3 202 (14.26%) DNS
4 195 (13.76%) LAN
5 172 (12.14%) SAN
6 149 (10.52%) DHCP
7 100 (7.06%) TCP/IP
8 95 (6.70%) VPN
9 79 (5.58%) VLAN
10 59 (4.16%) Skype
11 47 (3.32%) NetScaler
11 47 (3.32%) VoIP
12 45 (3.18%) Unified Communications
13 42 (2.96%) Wireless
14 38 (2.68%) Network Security
15 35 (2.47%) MPLS
16 34 (2.40%) Wi-Fi
17 32 (2.26%) Internet
18 31 (2.19%) Remote Desktop
19 29 (2.05%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (8.96%) SQL Server
2 26 (1.83%) MySQL
3 19 (1.34%) Hadoop
4 16 (1.13%) Big Data
5 13 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
5 13 (0.92%) SQL Server 2014
6 12 (0.85%) Amazon RDS
6 12 (0.85%) MongoDB
7 11 (0.78%) Data Lake
7 11 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (0.64%) Power BI
9 8 (0.56%) Azure SQL Database
9 8 (0.56%) NoSQL
9 8 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (0.49%) CouchDB
10 7 (0.49%) Oracle Database
10 7 (0.49%) Relational Database
10 7 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (0.49%) SQL Server 2016
10 7 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 60 (4.23%) Jenkins
2 45 (3.18%) Git (software)
3 26 (1.83%) JIRA
4 22 (1.55%) GitLab
5 16 (1.13%) TeamCity
6 12 (0.85%) Bitbucket
7 11 (0.78%) Octopus Deploy
7 11 (0.78%) Visual Studio
8 8 (0.56%) Sonatype Nexus
9 7 (0.49%) Subversion
10 5 (0.35%) Artifactory
10 5 (0.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (0.28%) RStudio
12 2 (0.14%) Bitbucket Server
12 2 (0.14%) Maven
12 2 (0.14%) Selenium
12 2 (0.14%) SonarQube
13 1 (0.071%) CircleCI
13 1 (0.071%) Gatling
13 1 (0.071%) Mercurial
General
1 222 (15.67%) Finance
2 49 (3.46%) Law
3 46 (3.25%) Telecoms
4 44 (3.11%) Banking
5 39 (2.75%) Public Sector
6 16 (1.13%) Legal
7 14 (0.99%) Advertising
7 14 (0.99%) Local Government
8 11 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
9 9 (0.64%) Retail
10 8 (0.56%) Back Office
11 7 (0.49%) Marketing
11 7 (0.49%) Military
12 5 (0.35%) Front Office
12 5 (0.35%) Norwegian Language
13 4 (0.28%) Aerospace
13 4 (0.28%) Billing
13 4 (0.28%) Games
13 4 (0.28%) Housing Association
14 3 (0.21%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1,023 (72.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 224 (15.81%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 109 (7.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 103 (7.27%) Support Engineer
5 102 (7.20%) Azure Engineer
6 101 (7.13%) IT Engineer
7 92 (6.49%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 90 (6.35%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
9 87 (6.14%) Linux Engineer
10 86 (6.07%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
11 85 (6.00%) DevOps Engineer
11 85 (6.00%) Network Engineer
12 82 (5.79%) Cloud Engineer
13 70 (4.94%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
14 69 (4.87%) Infrastructure Support
15 68 (4.80%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
15 68 (4.80%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
16 66 (4.66%) VMware Engineer
17 57 (4.02%) Windows Engineer
18 54 (3.81%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (2.47%) Web Services
2 23 (1.62%) .NET
3 21 (1.48%) LDAP
4 14 (0.99%) JSON
5 13 (0.92%) WebRTC
6 11 (0.78%) Elastic Stack
7 10 (0.71%) Kafka
7 10 (0.71%) React
8 8 (0.56%) JMS
9 6 (0.42%) .NET Framework
9 6 (0.42%) COM
9 6 (0.42%) Sensu
9 6 (0.42%) WSH
10 5 (0.35%) Shiny
10 5 (0.35%) YAML
11 4 (0.28%) .NET Core
11 4 (0.28%) Middleware
11 4 (0.28%) REST
11 4 (0.28%) XML
12 3 (0.21%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 122 (8.61%) Data Centre
2 49 (3.46%) Public Cloud
3 46 (3.25%) Analytical Skills
4 44 (3.11%) Clustering
4 44 (3.11%) Private Cloud
5 28 (1.98%) Replication
6 26 (1.83%) User Experience
7 25 (1.76%) Management Information System
7 25 (1.76%) Self-Motivation
8 24 (1.69%) PKI
9 22 (1.55%) Video Conferencing
10 18 (1.27%) Client/Server
11 17 (1.20%) Driving Licence
12 16 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
12 16 (1.13%) Fat Client
12 16 (1.13%) Thin Client
13 14 (0.99%) NHS
14 13 (0.92%) Hybrid Cloud
15 12 (0.85%) Greenfield Project
16 10 (0.71%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 846 (59.70%) Windows
2 537 (37.90%) Windows Server
3 405 (28.58%) Linux
4 184 (12.99%) Windows Server 2012
5 167 (11.79%) Windows Server 2016
6 137 (9.67%) Windows 10
7 91 (6.42%) Windows Server 2008
8 78 (5.50%) Windows Server 2019
9 62 (4.38%) Windows 7
10 55 (3.88%) CentOS
11 45 (3.18%) Unix
12 44 (3.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 26 (1.83%) Ubuntu
14 20 (1.41%) Windows 8
15 15 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
16 14 (0.99%) Debian
17 11 (0.78%) Solaris
18 10 (0.71%) VMS
19 8 (0.56%) AIX
19 8 (0.56%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 258 (18.21%) ITIL
2 245 (17.29%) DevOps
3 140 (9.88%) Problem-Solving
4 117 (8.26%) Project Delivery
5 115 (8.12%) Agile Software Development
6 105 (7.41%) Service Management
7 104 (7.34%) Migration
8 101 (7.13%) Mentoring
9 96 (6.77%) Disaster Recovery
10 93 (6.56%) Configuration Management
10 93 (6.56%) Continuous Improvement
11 65 (4.59%) Infrastructure as Code
12 59 (4.16%) ITSM
13 58 (4.09%) Information Security
14 52 (3.67%) Task Automation
15 51 (3.60%) Incident Management
15 51 (3.60%) Proactive Monitoring
16 49 (3.46%) Project Management
17 48 (3.39%) Business Continuity
18 46 (3.25%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 368 (25.97%) PowerShell
2 184 (12.99%) Python
3 146 (10.30%) SQL
4 109 (7.69%) Bash Shell
5 38 (2.68%) Ruby
6 31 (2.19%) Shell Script
7 30 (2.12%) Go
8 27 (1.91%) JavaScript
9 22 (1.55%) C
10 20 (1.41%) Java
11 13 (0.92%) C++
12 12 (0.85%) VBScript
13 11 (0.78%) PHP
14 10 (0.71%) C#
14 10 (0.71%) Perl
14 10 (0.71%) TypeScript
15 7 (0.49%) Groovy
15 7 (0.49%) T-SQL
16 6 (0.42%) PL/SQL
17 5 (0.35%) R
Qualifications
1 136 (9.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 96 (6.77%) MCSE
3 94 (6.63%) Cisco Certification
4 92 (6.49%) Security Cleared
5 84 (5.93%) CCNA
6 70 (4.94%) SC Cleared
7 69 (4.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 56 (3.95%) MCSA
9 54 (3.81%) Degree
10 43 (3.03%) RHCE
11 30 (2.12%) CCNP
12 21 (1.48%) DV Cleared
13 19 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
13 19 (1.34%) MCP
14 16 (1.13%) CISSP
15 14 (0.99%) Computer Science Degree
15 14 (0.99%) MCITP
16 11 (0.78%) CompTIA Security+
16 11 (0.78%) RHCSA
17 10 (0.71%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (4.80%) SLA
2 32 (2.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (1.55%) GDPR
4 15 (1.06%) QA
5 14 (0.99%) ISO 9001
6 11 (0.78%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.42%) Data Quality
8 5 (0.35%) PMO
8 5 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.071%) COBIT
10 1 (0.071%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.071%) NIST
System Software
1 620 (43.75%) Active Directory
2 443 (31.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 258 (18.21%) Hyper-V
4 133 (9.39%) Docker
5 82 (5.79%) VMware ESXi
6 80 (5.65%) vSphere
7 65 (4.59%) XenApp
8 54 (3.81%) Virtual Machines
9 39 (2.75%) Virtual Servers
9 39 (2.75%) XenDesktop
10 38 (2.68%) Virtual Desktop
11 14 (0.99%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 13 (0.92%) VMware Server
13 12 (0.85%) VMware NSX
14 11 (0.78%) Xen
15 10 (0.71%) KVM
16 9 (0.64%) Firmware
17 8 (0.56%) VMware Workstation
18 6 (0.42%) Ceph
19 5 (0.35%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 181 (12.77%) SCCM
2 143 (10.09%) Terraform
3 136 (9.60%) Ansible
4 116 (8.19%) Kubernetes
5 98 (6.92%) Puppet
6 81 (5.72%) Microsoft Intune
7 53 (3.74%) Opscode Chef
8 45 (3.18%) SCOM
9 29 (2.05%) WSUS
10 28 (1.98%) SCVMM
11 24 (1.69%) Microsoft Clustering
11 24 (1.69%) Nagios
12 22 (1.55%) Backup Exec
12 22 (1.55%) vCenter Server
13 18 (1.27%) FortiGate
14 14 (0.99%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 12 (0.85%) Failover Clustering
15 12 (0.85%) Prometheus
16 10 (0.71%) Single Sign-On
17 9 (0.64%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 706 (49.82%) VMware
2 653 (46.08%) Microsoft
3 332 (23.43%) Cisco
4 216 (15.24%) Citrix
5 95 (6.70%) HP
6 88 (6.21%) Veeam
7 85 (6.00%) Red Hat
8 73 (5.15%) Dell
9 52 (3.67%) NetApp
10 49 (3.46%) Palo Alto
11 44 (3.11%) Google
12 40 (2.82%) Meraki
13 36 (2.54%) Oracle
14 35 (2.47%) Sophos
15 34 (2.40%) CheckPoint
16 27 (1.91%) EMC
16 27 (1.91%) SolarWinds
17 25 (1.76%) Symantec
18 22 (1.55%) CommVault
18 22 (1.55%) IBM