Period
to 21 October 2021

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 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Infrastructure Engineering
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 164 112 120
Rank change year-on-year -52 +8 +27
Permanent jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering 2,816 1,421 3,830
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.23% 2.90% 2.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.37% 3.12% 3.02%
Number of salaries quoted 2,324 1,234 3,262
10th Percentile £34,500 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £40,000 £38,313 £36,816
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - -
75th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 118,881 45,537 126,912
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 94.22% 93.08% 92.61%
Number of salaries quoted 78,633 38,036 101,210
10th Percentile £32,750 £32,750 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £37,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £70,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.04% +8.89% -

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 2021.

Salary histogram for Infrastructure Engineering in the UK

Infrastructure Engineering
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 Engineering within the UK over the 6 months to 21 October 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 -49 2,554 £50,000 +5.26% 688
UK excluding London -22 1,843 £45,000 - 533
London -84 811 £60,000 - 193
North of England -4 574 £46,500 +3.33% 176
Work from Home -41 533 £50,000 - 99
South East -52 409 £49,500 +7.32% 108
North West -4 316 £48,000 +3.78% 89
Midlands -21 304 £42,500 -2.30% 94
Yorkshire -5 233 £45,000 +12.50% 68
South West -35 212 £45,000 +20.00% 64
East of England +19 204 £40,000 -11.11% 52
West Midlands -53 160 £47,500 +5.56% 59
East Midlands +3 144 £39,000 +4.00% 35
Scotland -14 98 £50,000 +5.26% 21
Wales -45 51 £45,000 - 20
North East -26 27 £47,500 +11.76% 19
Northern Ireland -49 1 £50,000 -2.44%
Isle of Man - 1 £45,000 -

For the 6 months to 21 October 2021, 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 1,569 (55.72%) Azure
2 1,343 (47.69%) Windows
3 1,166 (41.41%) Microsoft
4 1,131 (40.16%) VMware
5 1,121 (39.81%) Active Directory
6 979 (34.77%) Microsoft 365
7 856 (30.40%) Windows Server
8 775 (27.52%) AWS
9 709 (25.18%) VMware Infrastructure
10 706 (25.07%) Linux
11 659 (23.40%) Firewall
12 643 (22.83%) DevOps
13 612 (21.73%) PowerShell
14 544 (19.32%) Social Skills
15 480 (17.05%) Hyper-V
16 463 (16.44%) Cisco
17 414 (14.70%) DNS
18 392 (13.92%) ITIL
19 383 (13.60%) Finance
20 382 (13.57%) WAN
21 376 (13.35%) Python
22 371 (13.17%) LAN
23 358 (12.71%) Terraform
24 333 (11.83%) Data Centre
25 331 (11.75%) Agile Software Development
26 330 (11.72%) DHCP
27 329 (11.68%) SQL
28 315 (11.19%) Migration
29 306 (10.87%) SAN
30 297 (10.55%) Azure Active Directory

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
1 232 (8.24%) SharePoint
2 231 (8.20%) MS Exchange
3 74 (2.63%) IIS
4 57 (2.02%) Apache
5 39 (1.38%) Elasticsearch
6 33 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2013
6 33 (1.17%) Skype for Business
7 31 (1.10%) Confluence
7 31 (1.10%) Tomcat
8 26 (0.92%) Apache Spark
9 22 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
10 19 (0.67%) nginx
10 19 (0.67%) OpenStack
11 12 (0.43%) WebSphere
12 8 (0.28%) SAS
12 8 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
13 7 (0.25%) WebSphere Application Server
14 5 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
14 5 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2007
15 4 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 120 (4.26%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (0.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (0.21%) MicroStation
4 6 (0.21%) Photoshop
4 6 (0.21%) Revit
5 4 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.14%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.071%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 15 (0.53%) Sentinel
2 3 (0.11%) Maximo
2 3 (0.11%) Unica
3 2 (0.071%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.071%) FastStats
3 2 (0.071%) Magento
3 2 (0.071%) Sage 300 ERP
3 2 (0.071%) Sage CRM
3 2 (0.071%) Workfront
4 1 (0.036%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.036%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.036%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.036%) SAP Business ByDesign
4 1 (0.036%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.036%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 1,569 (55.72%) Azure
2 979 (34.77%) Microsoft 365
3 775 (27.52%) AWS
4 297 (10.55%) Azure Active Directory
5 283 (10.05%) IaaS
6 237 (8.42%) PaaS
7 234 (8.31%) SaaS
8 191 (6.78%) GCP
9 93 (3.30%) Cloud Computing
10 87 (3.09%) AWS CloudFormation
11 78 (2.77%) OneDrive
12 66 (2.34%) Serverless
13 58 (2.06%) AWS Lambda
14 55 (1.95%) Amazon EC2
15 54 (1.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 52 (1.85%) Amazon S3
17 45 (1.60%) OpenShift
18 41 (1.46%) Amazon ECS
19 39 (1.38%) Power Platform
20 34 (1.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 659 (23.40%) Firewall
2 414 (14.70%) DNS
3 382 (13.57%) WAN
4 371 (13.17%) LAN
5 330 (11.72%) DHCP
6 306 (10.87%) SAN
7 257 (9.13%) TCP/IP
8 255 (9.06%) VPN
9 138 (4.90%) VLAN
10 136 (4.83%) Wireless
11 117 (4.15%) VoIP
12 108 (3.84%) Network Security
13 81 (2.88%) Wi-Fi
14 65 (2.31%) NAS
15 57 (2.02%) MPLS
16 56 (1.99%) IPsec
17 49 (1.74%) Unified Communications
18 45 (1.60%) SSL
19 44 (1.56%) Remote Desktop
20 43 (1.53%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 226 (8.03%) SQL Server
2 57 (2.02%) Amazon RDS
3 46 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
4 40 (1.42%) MySQL
5 39 (1.38%) Tableau
6 36 (1.28%) Big Data
7 35 (1.24%) Oracle ODI
8 32 (1.14%) Data Lake
9 25 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
10 20 (0.71%) MongoDB
11 19 (0.67%) Azure SQL Database
12 18 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 16 (0.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 16 (0.57%) Relational Database
14 15 (0.53%) Hadoop
15 14 (0.50%) Blockchain
15 14 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
16 13 (0.46%) MariaDB
16 13 (0.46%) SQL Server 2019
17 12 (0.43%) DB2
Development Applications
1 164 (5.82%) Jenkins
2 115 (4.08%) Git (software)
3 74 (2.63%) GitLab
4 53 (1.88%) JIRA
5 42 (1.49%) TeamCity
6 35 (1.24%) Octopus Deploy
7 25 (0.89%) Oracle APEX
8 21 (0.75%) Bitbucket
9 20 (0.71%) CircleCI
10 19 (0.67%) Cucumber
11 18 (0.64%) JMeter
11 18 (0.64%) Travis CI
11 18 (0.64%) Visual Studio
12 15 (0.53%) GoCD
13 14 (0.50%) Artifactory
13 14 (0.50%) Gatling
13 14 (0.50%) JUnit
13 14 (0.50%) SoapUI
13 14 (0.50%) Sonatype Nexus
13 14 (0.50%) TestNG
General
1 544 (19.32%) Social Skills
2 383 (13.60%) Finance
3 173 (6.14%) Analytical Skills
4 106 (3.76%) Public Sector
5 99 (3.52%) Telecoms
6 67 (2.38%) Retail
7 64 (2.27%) Law
8 63 (2.24%) Organisational Skills
9 60 (2.13%) Manufacturing
10 39 (1.38%) Banking
11 38 (1.35%) Legal
12 37 (1.31%) Documentation Skills
13 35 (1.24%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 34 (1.21%) Advertising
15 27 (0.96%) Games
16 26 (0.92%) Marketing
17 25 (0.89%) Back Office
18 18 (0.64%) Financial Institution
18 18 (0.64%) Influencing Skills
19 12 (0.43%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1,841 (65.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 334 (11.86%) Cloud Engineer
3 288 (10.23%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 285 (10.12%) Azure Engineer
5 221 (7.85%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
6 218 (7.74%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
6 218 (7.74%) IT Engineer
7 207 (7.35%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 202 (7.17%) Support Engineer
9 171 (6.07%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 163 (5.79%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
11 146 (5.18%) Infrastructure Support
12 140 (4.97%) DevOps Engineer
13 131 (4.65%) Network Engineer
14 117 (4.15%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
15 102 (3.62%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
16 94 (3.34%) VMware Engineer
17 84 (2.98%) Architect
17 84 (2.98%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
17 84 (2.98%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (2.45%) Web Services
2 57 (2.02%) .NET
3 56 (1.99%) JSON
4 47 (1.67%) RESTful
5 43 (1.53%) ARM Templates
6 36 (1.28%) Node.js
7 34 (1.21%) Kafka
8 28 (0.99%) LDAP
8 28 (0.99%) REST
9 27 (0.96%) React
10 24 (0.85%) .NET Framework
11 23 (0.82%) .NET Core
11 23 (0.82%) Elastic Stack
11 23 (0.82%) Spring
12 21 (0.75%) YAML
13 17 (0.60%) SAML
14 14 (0.50%) AngularJS
14 14 (0.50%) JMS
15 13 (0.46%) LAMP
15 13 (0.46%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 333 (11.83%) Data Centre
2 150 (5.33%) Public Cloud
3 99 (3.52%) Hybrid Cloud
4 88 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
5 82 (2.91%) Clustering
6 73 (2.59%) Management Information System
7 68 (2.41%) User Experience
8 67 (2.38%) Cloud Native
8 67 (2.38%) Replication
9 61 (2.17%) PKI
10 55 (1.95%) Private Cloud
11 54 (1.92%) Driving Licence
12 51 (1.81%) Data Protection Act
13 50 (1.78%) Enterprise Storage
14 47 (1.67%) Linux Command Line
15 42 (1.49%) Greenfield Project
16 38 (1.35%) Legacy Systems
16 38 (1.35%) Life Science
17 29 (1.03%) Hedge funds
18 27 (0.96%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1,343 (47.69%) Windows
2 856 (30.40%) Windows Server
3 706 (25.07%) Linux
4 242 (8.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 218 (7.74%) Windows 10
6 174 (6.18%) Windows Server 2019
7 156 (5.54%) Windows Server 2016
8 115 (4.08%) Windows Server 2008
9 112 (3.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 96 (3.41%) Unix
11 87 (3.09%) CentOS
12 38 (1.35%) Windows 7
13 33 (1.17%) Ubuntu
14 29 (1.03%) Android
15 25 (0.89%) Apple iOS
16 23 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
17 20 (0.71%) Mac OS X
18 17 (0.60%) VMS
19 16 (0.57%) Mac OS
20 15 (0.53%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 643 (22.83%) DevOps
2 392 (13.92%) ITIL
3 331 (11.75%) Agile Software Development
4 315 (11.19%) Migration
5 281 (9.98%) Problem-Solving
6 273 (9.69%) Infrastructure as Code
7 213 (7.56%) Disaster Recovery
8 187 (6.64%) Configuration Management
9 184 (6.53%) Project Delivery
10 144 (5.11%) Cybersecurity
11 142 (5.04%) Mentoring
12 139 (4.94%) Continuous Improvement
13 133 (4.72%) Change Management
14 130 (4.62%) Project Management
15 115 (4.08%) Information Security
16 102 (3.62%) Microservices
16 102 (3.62%) Service Management
17 101 (3.59%) Service Delivery
18 93 (3.30%) Data Protection
19 92 (3.27%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 612 (21.73%) PowerShell
2 376 (13.35%) Python
3 329 (11.68%) SQL
4 191 (6.78%) Bash Shell
5 99 (3.52%) Java
6 61 (2.17%) Go
7 45 (1.60%) Perl
8 41 (1.46%) C#
9 35 (1.24%) JavaScript
10 32 (1.14%) Ruby
11 31 (1.10%) PHP
12 25 (0.89%) T-SQL
13 20 (0.71%) TypeScript
14 17 (0.60%) Shell Script
15 14 (0.50%) C
16 13 (0.46%) VBScript
17 12 (0.43%) C++
18 7 (0.25%) Groovy
19 6 (0.21%) R
19 6 (0.21%) VB
Qualifications
1 166 (5.89%) Cisco Certification
2 161 (5.72%) Degree
3 152 (5.40%) Security Cleared
4 149 (5.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 130 (4.62%) CCNA
6 102 (3.62%) SC Cleared
7 95 (3.37%) MCSE
8 73 (2.59%) CCNP
9 66 (2.34%) MCSA
10 64 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
11 53 (1.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 44 (1.56%) DV Cleared
13 28 (0.99%) RHCE
14 25 (0.89%) MCP
15 22 (0.78%) CISSP
15 22 (0.78%) MCITP
16 20 (0.71%) DBS Check
17 18 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
18 15 (0.53%) Master's Degree
18 15 (0.53%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (3.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 73 (2.59%) SLA
3 52 (1.85%) GDPR
4 47 (1.67%) Cyber Essentials
5 31 (1.10%) QA
6 20 (0.71%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 15 (0.53%) GRC
7 15 (0.53%) PCI DSS
7 15 (0.53%) PMO
8 13 (0.46%) ITGC
8 13 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 11 (0.39%) NIST
10 10 (0.36%) ISO 9001
11 5 (0.18%) NCSC
12 4 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 3 (0.11%) SOC 2
14 2 (0.071%) GxP
14 2 (0.071%) Solvency II
15 1 (0.036%) EMIR
15 1 (0.036%) MiFID
System Software
1 1,121 (39.81%) Active Directory
2 709 (25.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 480 (17.05%) Hyper-V
4 232 (8.24%) Docker
5 190 (6.75%) vSphere
6 136 (4.83%) VMware ESXi
7 83 (2.95%) XenApp
8 76 (2.70%) XenDesktop
9 70 (2.49%) Virtual Machines
10 57 (2.02%) Virtual Servers
11 39 (1.38%) Virtual Desktop
12 36 (1.28%) VMware NSX
13 22 (0.78%) Terminal Server
14 17 (0.60%) NFS
15 15 (0.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 14 (0.50%) Firmware
16 14 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
17 11 (0.39%) RHEV
18 5 (0.18%) DFS Replication
18 5 (0.18%) KVM
Systems Management
1 358 (12.71%) Terraform
2 295 (10.48%) Kubernetes
3 281 (9.98%) SCCM
4 270 (9.59%) Ansible
5 219 (7.78%) Microsoft Intune
6 113 (4.01%) Puppet
7 63 (2.24%) Opscode Chef
8 57 (2.02%) SCOM
9 40 (1.42%) WSUS
10 35 (1.24%) vCenter Server
11 34 (1.21%) Active Directory Federation Services
12 33 (1.17%) Single Sign-On
13 28 (0.99%) Failover Clustering
14 23 (0.82%) FortiGate
15 22 (0.78%) Jamf Pro
16 21 (0.75%) Backup Exec
16 21 (0.75%) SCVMM
17 20 (0.71%) Nagios
17 20 (0.71%) Prometheus
18 19 (0.67%) Grafana
Vendors
1 1,166 (41.41%) Microsoft
2 1,131 (40.16%) VMware
3 463 (16.44%) Cisco
4 277 (9.84%) Citrix
5 185 (6.57%) Veeam
6 147 (5.22%) Red Hat
7 118 (4.19%) HP
8 109 (3.87%) Meraki
9 97 (3.44%) Google
10 90 (3.20%) Dell
11 84 (2.98%) NetApp
12 76 (2.70%) Oracle
13 68 (2.41%) SolarWinds
14 57 (2.02%) Palo Alto
15 56 (1.99%) EMC
16 49 (1.74%) IBM
17 48 (1.70%) Splunk
18 45 (1.60%) Apple
19 44 (1.56%) Aruba
20 42 (1.49%) CommVault