Period
to 25 September 2018

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 25 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Infrastructure Engineering
UK
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 142 157 158
Rank change year-on-year +15 +1 +33
Permanent jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering 4,023 4,107 4,176
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.40% 2.33% 2.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.64% 2.54% 2.40%
Number of salaries quoted 3,399 3,605 3,721
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% +1.12% +4.71%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,750 £30,750
90th Percentile £72,312 £69,900 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%

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 152,515 161,529 173,960
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.04% 91.56% 90.88%
Number of salaries quoted 121,393 127,449 145,145
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

Infrastructure Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Engineering in the UK

Infrastructure Engineering
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering.

Salary trend for Infrastructure Engineering in the UK

Infrastructure Engineering
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering over the 6 months to 25 September 2018.

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 25 September 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 +18 3,797 £47,500 +6.74% 631
UK excluding London +16 2,407 £42,500 +6.25% 485
London +17 1,537 £55,000 +4.76% 191
South East +19 745 £45,000 +12.50% 101
North of England -4 559 £40,000 +6.67% 149
Midlands +39 361 £40,000 +9.59% 72
East of England +53 334 £47,500 -5.00% 37
North West -19 270 £40,000 +1.27% 80
South West +17 265 £37,500 -11.76% 81
Yorkshire +7 262 £40,000 +6.67% 61
West Midlands +16 226 £40,000 +9.59% 49
East Midlands +52 135 £40,000 - 23
Wales -24 89 £39,500 -15.51% 22
Scotland -69 58 £45,750 -6.15% 21
North East -6 27 £35,000 +7.69% 8
Northern Ireland -10 4 - - 2
Channel Islands -6 2 £43,750 -30.00%

For the 6 months to 25 September 2018, 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 2,592 (64.43%) Windows
2 1,991 (49.49%) VMware
3 1,846 (45.89%) Active Directory
4 1,755 (43.62%) Windows Server
5 1,675 (41.64%) Microsoft
6 1,279 (31.79%) Microsoft Azure
7 1,205 (29.95%) Linux
8 1,197 (29.75%) VMware Infrastructure
9 1,153 (28.66%) Office 365
10 944 (23.47%) Firewall
11 829 (20.61%) DNS
11 829 (20.61%) PowerShell
12 828 (20.58%) Cisco
13 799 (19.86%) Amazon AWS
14 789 (19.61%) Hyper-V
15 721 (17.92%) Windows Server 2012
16 700 (17.40%) Citrix
17 675 (16.78%) Finance
18 659 (16.38%) DevOps
19 644 (16.01%) ITIL
20 625 (15.54%) Windows Server 2008
21 622 (15.46%) SAN
22 616 (15.31%) DHCP
22 616 (15.31%) MS Exchange
23 595 (14.79%) SQL
24 570 (14.17%) SQL Server
25 547 (13.60%) SCCM
26 488 (12.13%) Data Centre
27 484 (12.03%) Agile Software Development
28 480 (11.93%) WAN

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
1 616 (15.31%) MS Exchange
2 218 (5.42%) IIS
3 210 (5.22%) SharePoint
4 193 (4.80%) Exchange Server 2010
5 190 (4.72%) Exchange Server 2013
6 141 (3.50%) Skype for Business
7 102 (2.54%) Apache
8 64 (1.59%) OpenStack
9 56 (1.39%) Tomcat
10 54 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2007
11 45 (1.12%) nginx
12 35 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
13 33 (0.82%) JBoss
14 27 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2003
15 19 (0.47%) Confluence
16 18 (0.45%) Apache Spark
16 18 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
17 16 (0.40%) Oracle Service Bus
18 13 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
18 13 (0.32%) WordPress
Applications
1 240 (5.97%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (0.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.099%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (0.075%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.075%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.050%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.050%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.050%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.025%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.025%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 22 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.15%) assyst
3 4 (0.099%) C-CURE
3 4 (0.099%) TRIRIGA
4 2 (0.050%) Maximo
4 2 (0.050%) PlanetPress Connect
4 2 (0.050%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.050%) Sage 200
4 2 (0.050%) Sage 50
4 2 (0.050%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.050%) SimCorp Dimension
4 2 (0.050%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.025%) Bankmaster
5 1 (0.025%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.025%) Magento
5 1 (0.025%) Quorum
5 1 (0.025%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 1,279 (31.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 1,153 (28.66%) Office 365
3 799 (19.86%) Amazon AWS
4 167 (4.15%) IaaS
5 146 (3.63%) PaaS
6 123 (3.06%) SaaS
7 111 (2.76%) Azure Active Directory
8 75 (1.86%) Amazon EC2
9 72 (1.79%) Google Cloud Platform
10 71 (1.76%) Cloud Computing
11 60 (1.49%) Mimecast
12 52 (1.29%) Amazon S3
13 47 (1.17%) AWS CloudFormation
14 44 (1.09%) Dynamics 365
15 36 (0.89%) G Suite
16 35 (0.87%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 30 (0.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 28 (0.70%) OpenShift
19 25 (0.62%) OneDrive
20 24 (0.60%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 944 (23.47%) Firewall
2 829 (20.61%) DNS
3 622 (15.46%) SAN
4 616 (15.31%) DHCP
5 480 (11.93%) WAN
6 459 (11.41%) LAN
7 439 (10.91%) TCP/IP
8 355 (8.82%) VPN
9 172 (4.28%) Network Security
10 162 (4.03%) VLAN
11 158 (3.93%) VoIP
12 146 (3.63%) NAS
12 146 (3.63%) Skype
13 121 (3.01%) MPLS
14 120 (2.98%) Cisco ASA
15 119 (2.96%) Internet
16 109 (2.71%) Wireless
17 108 (2.68%) Wi-Fi
18 95 (2.36%) BGP
18 95 (2.36%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 570 (14.17%) SQL Server
2 125 (3.11%) MySQL
3 107 (2.66%) Big Data
4 67 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
5 65 (1.62%) Oracle Database
6 64 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
7 62 (1.54%) MongoDB
8 59 (1.47%) SQL Server 2016
9 56 (1.39%) Amazon RDS
10 46 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
11 33 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
12 27 (0.67%) NoSQL
13 24 (0.60%) Hadoop
14 22 (0.55%) Azure SQL Database
15 21 (0.52%) Relational Database
16 20 (0.50%) Apache Cassandra
17 19 (0.47%) SQL Server 2014
18 17 (0.42%) Blockchain
19 11 (0.27%) DB2
19 11 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 183 (4.55%) Jenkins
2 149 (3.70%) Git (software)
3 77 (1.91%) JIRA
4 57 (1.42%) Subversion
5 48 (1.19%) TeamCity
6 38 (0.94%) Octopus Deploy
7 36 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
8 29 (0.72%) Visual Studio Team System
9 22 (0.55%) Selenium
10 21 (0.52%) Vagrant
11 19 (0.47%) GitLab
12 18 (0.45%) Maven
13 17 (0.42%) Hudson
13 17 (0.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 16 (0.40%) Redmine
15 13 (0.32%) Travis CI
16 12 (0.30%) MSTest
17 11 (0.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 11 (0.27%) MSI
17 11 (0.27%) NUnit
General
1 675 (16.78%) Finance
2 134 (3.33%) Retail
3 133 (3.31%) Banking
4 99 (2.46%) Telecoms
5 82 (2.04%) Legal
6 74 (1.84%) Law
7 72 (1.79%) Manufacturing
8 65 (1.62%) Marketing
9 49 (1.22%) Investment Banking
10 44 (1.09%) Games
11 30 (0.75%) Advertising
11 30 (0.75%) Back Office
12 26 (0.65%) Financial Institution
13 19 (0.47%) Automotive
14 18 (0.45%) Publishing
15 17 (0.42%) Electronics
16 11 (0.27%) Billing
17 9 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
18 8 (0.20%) Military
19 7 (0.17%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 2,722 (67.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 423 (10.51%) Support Engineer
3 409 (10.17%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 358 (8.90%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 332 (8.25%) Infrastructure Support
6 310 (7.71%) IT Engineer
7 299 (7.43%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 296 (7.36%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
9 254 (6.31%) DevOps Engineer
10 249 (6.19%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
11 244 (6.07%) Cloud Engineer
12 226 (5.62%) Windows Engineer
13 210 (5.22%) VMware Engineer
14 209 (5.20%) Linux Engineer
15 190 (4.72%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
16 185 (4.60%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
17 178 (4.42%) Network Engineer
18 174 (4.33%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
19 172 (4.28%) Azure Engineer
20 162 (4.03%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 160 (3.98%) Web Services
2 79 (1.96%) .NET
3 74 (1.84%) Middleware
4 42 (1.04%) LDAP
5 40 (0.99%) HTML
6 35 (0.87%) CSS
7 34 (0.85%) AngularJS
8 32 (0.80%) Elastic Stack
9 30 (0.75%) .NET Framework
10 28 (0.70%) RabbitMQ
11 25 (0.62%) LAMP
12 23 (0.57%) REST
13 22 (0.55%) 802.1X
14 18 (0.45%) HTML5
15 16 (0.40%) ASP.NET
16 15 (0.37%) XML
17 14 (0.35%) WSH
17 14 (0.35%) XMPP
18 13 (0.32%) ASP.NET MVC
18 13 (0.32%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 488 (12.13%) Data Centre
2 234 (5.82%) Analytical Skills
3 167 (4.15%) Self-Motivation
4 148 (3.68%) Clustering
5 140 (3.48%) PKI
6 133 (3.31%) Management Information System
7 120 (2.98%) Computer Science
8 112 (2.78%) Private Cloud
8 112 (2.78%) Public Cloud
9 104 (2.59%) Fintech
10 99 (2.46%) Replication
11 66 (1.64%) Hybrid Cloud
12 58 (1.44%) Hedge funds
13 48 (1.19%) EMC VNX
14 43 (1.07%) Enterprise Storage
15 42 (1.04%) Linux Command Line
15 42 (1.04%) Security Operations Centre
16 41 (1.02%) Driving Licence
17 38 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
17 38 (0.94%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2,592 (64.43%) Windows
2 1,755 (43.62%) Windows Server
3 1,205 (29.95%) Linux
4 721 (17.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 625 (15.54%) Windows Server 2008
6 372 (9.25%) Windows 10
7 266 (6.61%) Windows 7
8 230 (5.72%) Unix
9 198 (4.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 114 (2.83%) Windows Server 2003
11 108 (2.68%) CentOS
12 99 (2.46%) Windows 8
13 88 (2.19%) Ubuntu
14 42 (1.04%) Solaris
15 30 (0.75%) Mac OS
15 30 (0.75%) Windows 2000 Server
16 29 (0.72%) Windows XP
17 26 (0.65%) Fedora
18 24 (0.60%) Android
19 23 (0.57%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 659 (16.38%) DevOps
2 644 (16.01%) ITIL
3 484 (12.03%) Agile Software Development
4 424 (10.54%) Problem-Solving
5 280 (6.96%) Migration
6 241 (5.99%) Disaster Recovery
7 222 (5.52%) Configuration Management
8 187 (4.65%) Cybersecurity
9 186 (4.62%) Service Management
10 184 (4.57%) Project Management
11 178 (4.42%) Continuous Integration
11 178 (4.42%) Mentoring
12 173 (4.30%) Load Balancing
13 161 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
14 158 (3.93%) Service Delivery
15 148 (3.68%) High Availability
16 144 (3.58%) Information Security
17 137 (3.41%) Problem Management
18 126 (3.13%) Scrum
19 124 (3.08%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 829 (20.61%) PowerShell
2 595 (14.79%) SQL
3 428 (10.64%) Python
4 310 (7.71%) Bash Shell
5 156 (3.88%) Ruby
6 143 (3.55%) Java
7 123 (3.06%) Perl
8 104 (2.59%) C#
9 100 (2.49%) C
10 89 (2.21%) JavaScript
11 60 (1.49%) Shell Script
12 45 (1.12%) Go
13 42 (1.04%) VBScript
14 40 (0.99%) Korn
14 40 (0.99%) PHP
15 26 (0.65%) C++
16 22 (0.55%) VB
17 14 (0.35%) Bourne shell
18 12 (0.30%) T-SQL
19 7 (0.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 414 (10.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 295 (7.33%) MCSE
3 293 (7.28%) Cisco Certification
4 271 (6.74%) Degree
5 243 (6.04%) CCNA
6 178 (4.42%) Security Cleared
7 175 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 158 (3.93%) MCSA
9 139 (3.46%) CCNP
10 109 (2.71%) CISSP
11 97 (2.41%) Computer Science Degree
12 85 (2.11%) MCITP
13 81 (2.01%) DV Cleared
14 78 (1.94%) MCP
15 65 (1.62%) Citrix Certification
15 65 (1.62%) SC Cleared
16 64 (1.59%) GIAC
17 62 (1.54%) CISM
18 60 (1.49%) SSCP
19 59 (1.47%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 197 (4.90%) SLA
2 102 (2.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 48 (1.19%) QA
4 39 (0.97%) PCI DSS
5 35 (0.87%) GDPR
6 20 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 17 (0.42%) PMO
8 8 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
8 8 (0.20%) ISO 9001
9 7 (0.17%) GAMP
10 4 (0.099%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 4 (0.099%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.075%) COBIT
12 2 (0.050%) Disclosure Scotland
12 2 (0.050%) FISMA
12 2 (0.050%) ISO 22301
12 2 (0.050%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 1 (0.025%) GPG13
13 1 (0.025%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 1,846 (45.89%) Active Directory
2 1,197 (29.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 789 (19.61%) Hyper-V
4 388 (9.64%) VMware ESXi
5 295 (7.33%) vSphere
6 259 (6.44%) Docker
7 248 (6.16%) XenApp
8 176 (4.37%) XenDesktop
9 139 (3.46%) Virtual Machines
10 92 (2.29%) Virtual Servers
11 58 (1.44%) VMware NSX
12 49 (1.22%) XenServer
13 44 (1.09%) Virtual Desktop
14 43 (1.07%) NFS
15 40 (0.99%) Microsoft App-V
16 35 (0.87%) Firmware
17 34 (0.85%) Samba
17 34 (0.85%) Terminal Services
18 28 (0.70%) Xen
19 26 (0.65%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 547 (13.60%) SCCM
2 348 (8.65%) Puppet
3 304 (7.56%) Ansible
4 231 (5.74%) SCOM
5 196 (4.87%) Opscode Chef
6 182 (4.52%) Kubernetes
7 173 (4.30%) vCenter Server
8 163 (4.05%) Terraform
9 101 (2.51%) Nagios
10 88 (2.19%) WSUS
11 64 (1.59%) Backup Exec
12 58 (1.44%) Failover Clustering
13 45 (1.12%) Single Sign-On
13 45 (1.12%) vRealize
14 38 (0.94%) Microsoft Intune
14 38 (0.94%) SCVMM
14 38 (0.94%) ZABBIX
15 37 (0.92%) Cisco CUCM
16 35 (0.87%) NetBackup
16 35 (0.87%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 1,991 (49.49%) VMware
2 1,675 (41.64%) Microsoft
3 828 (20.58%) Cisco
4 700 (17.40%) Citrix
5 267 (6.64%) HP
6 265 (6.59%) Red Hat
7 229 (5.69%) Veeam
8 210 (5.22%) NetApp
9 207 (5.15%) EMC
10 196 (4.87%) Dell
11 174 (4.33%) Oracle
12 142 (3.53%) SolarWinds
13 126 (3.13%) Google
14 105 (2.61%) Juniper
15 103 (2.56%) McAfee
16 93 (2.31%) Symantec
17 87 (2.16%) Sophos
18 84 (2.09%) CheckPoint
19 81 (2.01%) ServiceNow
20 76 (1.89%) F5