Period
to 11 December 2019

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 11 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Infrastructure Engineering
UK
6 months to
11 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 113 141 159
Rank change year-on-year +28 +18 -2
Permanent jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering 3,719 3,926 4,146
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.79% 2.46% 2.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.03% 2.67% 2.50%
Number of salaries quoted 3,137 3,324 3,563
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.20% +2.35%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 122,812 146,926 165,749
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.04% 91.99% 92.25%
Number of salaries quoted 97,323 116,436 131,690
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% +3.09%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,650 £28,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +2.35%

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 11 December 2019.

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 11 December 2019. 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 +29 3,532 £47,500 - 681
UK excluding London +26 2,357 £42,500 - 549
London +8 1,275 £57,500 +4.55% 178
South East +19 673 £45,000 - 148
North of England +52 651 £40,000 -3.61% 162
Midlands +33 406 £42,500 +2.41% 78
North West +84 384 £42,500 +6.25% 83
South West +14 315 £42,500 +6.25% 56
West Midlands +21 256 £42,500 +3.66% 51
Yorkshire -2 212 £40,000 -2.44% 64
East of England +12 208 £42,500 -10.53% 59
East Midlands +33 150 £40,000 -3.61% 27
Scotland +31 60 £41,000 -10.87% 29
North East +27 55 £39,092 -13.13% 15
Wales -26 44 £40,000 +6.67% 16
Northern Ireland +5 2 £30,000 -55.56% 1
Channel Islands +5 1 £65,000 -

For the 6 months to 11 December 2019, 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 2,242 (60.29%) Windows
2 1,782 (47.92%) VMware
3 1,658 (44.58%) Active Directory
4 1,596 (42.91%) Microsoft
5 1,514 (40.71%) Azure
6 1,369 (36.81%) Windows Server
7 1,306 (35.12%) Office 365
8 1,107 (29.77%) VMware Infrastructure
9 886 (23.82%) Linux
10 831 (22.34%) AWS
11 828 (22.26%) Firewall
12 814 (21.89%) PowerShell
13 754 (20.27%) Hyper-V
14 739 (19.87%) Cisco
15 711 (19.12%) ITIL
16 644 (17.32%) DNS
17 619 (16.64%) DevOps
18 600 (16.13%) Citrix
19 569 (15.30%) SCCM
20 554 (14.90%) Finance
21 548 (14.74%) Windows Server 2012
22 542 (14.57%) MS Exchange
23 506 (13.61%) DHCP
24 502 (13.50%) Data Centre
25 499 (13.42%) SAN
26 477 (12.83%) Agile Software Development
27 429 (11.54%) Windows 10
28 405 (10.89%) TCP/IP
29 401 (10.78%) WAN
30 392 (10.54%) LAN

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
1 542 (14.57%) MS Exchange
2 279 (7.50%) SharePoint
3 177 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 153 (4.11%) IIS
5 140 (3.76%) Exchange Server 2013
5 140 (3.76%) Skype for Business
6 32 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
6 32 (0.86%) nginx
7 28 (0.75%) OpenStack
8 24 (0.65%) Confluence
9 23 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2007
10 22 (0.59%) Apache
11 20 (0.54%) SAS
12 16 (0.43%) JBoss
12 16 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
13 15 (0.40%) Tomcat
13 15 (0.40%) WebLogic
14 13 (0.35%) WebSphere
15 11 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
16 10 (0.27%) PowerExchange
Applications
1 232 (6.24%) Microsoft Office
2 33 (0.89%) MS Visio
3 23 (0.62%) Microsoft Excel
4 15 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.11%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.054%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.054%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.054%) InDesign
8 1 (0.027%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.027%) Gliffy
Business Applications
1 8 (0.22%) Workfront
2 5 (0.13%) NetSuite
3 4 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.054%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.054%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.054%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.054%) Sage 200
4 2 (0.054%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.027%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1,514 (40.71%) Azure
2 1,306 (35.12%) Office 365
3 831 (22.34%) AWS
4 240 (6.45%) IaaS
5 185 (4.97%) Azure Active Directory
6 182 (4.89%) PaaS
7 164 (4.41%) SaaS
8 129 (3.47%) GCP
9 93 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
10 74 (1.99%) AWS CloudFormation
11 65 (1.75%) Serverless
12 62 (1.67%) Amazon S3
13 55 (1.48%) Amazon EC2
14 53 (1.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 51 (1.37%) AWS Lambda
16 50 (1.34%) OneDrive
17 47 (1.26%) Mimecast
18 41 (1.10%) OpenShift
19 36 (0.97%) GitHub
20 35 (0.94%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 828 (22.26%) Firewall
2 644 (17.32%) DNS
3 506 (13.61%) DHCP
4 499 (13.42%) SAN
5 405 (10.89%) TCP/IP
6 401 (10.78%) WAN
7 392 (10.54%) LAN
8 237 (6.37%) VPN
9 193 (5.19%) VLAN
10 174 (4.68%) NAS
11 145 (3.90%) VoIP
12 143 (3.85%) Wireless
13 134 (3.60%) Skype
14 124 (3.33%) Network Security
15 118 (3.17%) iSCSI
16 89 (2.39%) Internet
17 77 (2.07%) MPLS
18 75 (2.02%) NetScaler
19 69 (1.86%) Wi-Fi
20 67 (1.80%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 374 (10.06%) SQL Server
2 75 (2.02%) MySQL
3 55 (1.48%) PostgreSQL
4 50 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
5 47 (1.26%) Big Data
6 46 (1.24%) Amazon RDS
7 34 (0.91%) NoSQL
8 28 (0.75%) SQL Server 2016
9 27 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
10 26 (0.70%) MongoDB
10 26 (0.70%) Power BI
11 25 (0.67%) Relational Database
12 22 (0.59%) Redis
12 22 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 18 (0.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 18 (0.48%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 17 (0.46%) Oracle Database
15 16 (0.43%) Data Lake
15 16 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
16 13 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 132 (3.55%) Git (software)
2 120 (3.23%) Jenkins
3 69 (1.86%) JIRA
4 41 (1.10%) Bitbucket
4 41 (1.10%) Visual Studio
5 38 (1.02%) Visual Studio Team System
6 37 (0.99%) TeamCity
7 34 (0.91%) Octopus Deploy
8 30 (0.81%) Maven
9 25 (0.67%) Gradle
10 24 (0.65%) MSI
11 18 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
12 17 (0.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 16 (0.43%) Zephyr
14 15 (0.40%) GitLab
14 15 (0.40%) gulp
14 15 (0.40%) TestRail
15 10 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 9 (0.24%) CircleCI
17 8 (0.22%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 554 (14.90%) Finance
2 207 (5.57%) Public Sector
3 122 (3.28%) Telecoms
4 120 (3.23%) Retail
5 86 (2.31%) Banking
6 65 (1.75%) Marketing
7 56 (1.51%) Legal
8 48 (1.29%) Aerospace
8 48 (1.29%) Law
9 46 (1.24%) Manufacturing
10 32 (0.86%) Electronics
11 31 (0.83%) Back Office
12 27 (0.73%) Games
13 25 (0.67%) Advertising
14 22 (0.59%) Billing
15 15 (0.40%) Investment Banking
15 15 (0.40%) Police
16 14 (0.38%) Financial Institution
16 14 (0.38%) Fire and Rescue
17 9 (0.24%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 2,653 (71.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 482 (12.96%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 351 (9.44%) Cloud Engineer
4 345 (9.28%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 309 (8.31%) IT Engineer
6 280 (7.53%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
7 263 (7.07%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 258 (6.94%) Support Engineer
9 255 (6.86%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
10 214 (5.75%) DevOps Engineer
11 183 (4.92%) Infrastructure Support
12 170 (4.57%) Windows Engineer
13 165 (4.44%) Azure Engineer
14 154 (4.14%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
15 153 (4.11%) Analyst
16 146 (3.93%) VMware Engineer
17 133 (3.58%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
18 130 (3.50%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
19 128 (3.44%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
20 126 (3.39%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (2.04%) Web Services
2 56 (1.51%) Middleware
3 51 (1.37%) JSON
4 47 (1.26%) .NET
5 30 (0.81%) REST
6 27 (0.73%) LDAP
6 27 (0.73%) RabbitMQ
7 18 (0.48%) Elastic Stack
8 16 (0.43%) LAMP
9 14 (0.38%) 802.1X
9 14 (0.38%) Software Packaging
10 13 (0.35%) Node.js
10 13 (0.35%) React
10 13 (0.35%) YAML
11 12 (0.32%) COM
11 12 (0.32%) HTML
12 9 (0.24%) LEMP Stack
12 9 (0.24%) SAML
13 8 (0.22%) Kafka
13 8 (0.22%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 502 (13.50%) Data Centre
2 169 (4.54%) Analytical Skills
3 152 (4.09%) Public Cloud
4 151 (4.06%) Management Information System
5 130 (3.50%) Private Cloud
6 117 (3.15%) Clustering
7 85 (2.29%) Replication
8 70 (1.88%) Driving Licence
9 67 (1.80%) Self-Motivation
10 65 (1.75%) Hybrid Cloud
11 52 (1.40%) User Experience
12 44 (1.18%) PKI
13 36 (0.97%) Hedge funds
14 35 (0.94%) Cloud Native
14 35 (0.94%) Greenfield Project
14 35 (0.94%) Video Conferencing
15 34 (0.91%) Enterprise Storage
16 31 (0.83%) EMC VNX
17 30 (0.81%) CCTV
18 29 (0.78%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 2,242 (60.29%) Windows
2 1,369 (36.81%) Windows Server
3 886 (23.82%) Linux
4 548 (14.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 429 (11.54%) Windows 10
6 360 (9.68%) Windows Server 2008
7 179 (4.81%) Windows 7
8 154 (4.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 150 (4.03%) Unix
10 88 (2.37%) CentOS
11 78 (2.10%) Windows Server 2003
12 67 (1.80%) Windows 8
13 62 (1.67%) Ubuntu
14 43 (1.16%) Mac OS
15 29 (0.78%) Apple iOS
15 29 (0.78%) Debian
16 25 (0.67%) VMS
17 24 (0.65%) Android
18 23 (0.62%) Solaris
19 20 (0.54%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 711 (19.12%) ITIL
2 619 (16.64%) DevOps
3 477 (12.83%) Agile Software Development
4 367 (9.87%) Problem-Solving
5 320 (8.60%) Migration
6 301 (8.09%) Mentoring
7 221 (5.94%) Cybersecurity
7 221 (5.94%) Disaster Recovery
8 218 (5.86%) Configuration Management
9 213 (5.73%) Service Management
10 202 (5.43%) Change Management
11 192 (5.16%) Service Delivery
12 165 (4.44%) Coaching
12 165 (4.44%) Infrastructure as Code
13 154 (4.14%) Continuous Improvement
14 151 (4.06%) Project Delivery
15 136 (3.66%) Information Security
16 126 (3.39%) Project Management
17 124 (3.33%) Analytics
18 117 (3.15%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 814 (21.89%) PowerShell
2 390 (10.49%) SQL
3 387 (10.41%) Python
4 230 (6.18%) Bash Shell
5 101 (2.72%) Java
6 99 (2.66%) JavaScript
7 72 (1.94%) Ruby
8 69 (1.86%) Perl
9 65 (1.75%) Go
10 63 (1.69%) PHP
11 60 (1.61%) C#
12 45 (1.21%) C
13 43 (1.16%) Shell Script
14 30 (0.81%) C++
14 30 (0.81%) VBScript
15 23 (0.62%) T-SQL
16 17 (0.46%) Lua
17 13 (0.35%) Groovy
18 12 (0.32%) VB
19 11 (0.30%) Korn
Qualifications
1 364 (9.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 257 (6.91%) Cisco Certification
3 244 (6.56%) MCSE
4 227 (6.10%) Security Cleared
5 192 (5.16%) CCNA
6 184 (4.95%) MCSA
7 173 (4.65%) Degree
8 147 (3.95%) SC Cleared
9 127 (3.41%) CCNP
10 86 (2.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 83 (2.23%) DV Cleared
12 56 (1.51%) ITIL Certification
13 44 (1.18%) Citrix Certification
14 42 (1.13%) Computer Science Degree
15 41 (1.10%) MCP
16 29 (0.78%) RHCE
17 28 (0.75%) CCA
18 24 (0.65%) MCITP
19 22 (0.59%) CISSP
20 20 (0.54%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 242 (6.51%) SLA
2 92 (2.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 76 (2.04%) PCI DSS
4 48 (1.29%) QA
5 40 (1.08%) GDPR
6 31 (0.83%) Cyber Essentials
7 28 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 24 (0.65%) COBIT
9 14 (0.38%) Data Quality
10 11 (0.30%) ISO 9001
11 6 (0.16%) NIST
12 4 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 3 (0.081%) DICOM
13 3 (0.081%) NCSC
13 3 (0.081%) RMADS
14 2 (0.054%) PMO
15 1 (0.027%) BS7799
15 1 (0.027%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 1 (0.027%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 1 (0.027%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 1,658 (44.58%) Active Directory
2 1,107 (29.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 754 (20.27%) Hyper-V
4 305 (8.20%) Docker
5 264 (7.10%) XenApp
6 236 (6.35%) vSphere
7 184 (4.95%) VMware ESXi
8 134 (3.60%) XenDesktop
9 116 (3.12%) Virtual Machines
10 109 (2.93%) Virtual Servers
11 53 (1.43%) Microsoft App-V
12 52 (1.40%) Firmware
13 36 (0.97%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 33 (0.89%) VMware NSX
15 28 (0.75%) Virtual Desktop
16 26 (0.70%) Terminal Services
17 25 (0.67%) NFS
18 24 (0.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 24 (0.65%) VMware Workstation
19 19 (0.51%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 569 (15.30%) SCCM
2 312 (8.39%) Ansible
3 241 (6.48%) Terraform
4 227 (6.10%) Kubernetes
5 214 (5.75%) Puppet
6 169 (4.54%) WSUS
7 165 (4.44%) Opscode Chef
8 162 (4.36%) SCOM
9 101 (2.72%) Microsoft Intune
10 77 (2.07%) Nagios
10 77 (2.07%) vCenter Server
11 65 (1.75%) SCOrch
12 49 (1.32%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 46 (1.24%) NetBackup
14 44 (1.18%) Backup Exec
14 44 (1.18%) SCVMM
15 35 (0.94%) vRealize
16 28 (0.75%) Microsoft Clustering
17 27 (0.73%) Salt
18 25 (0.67%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1,782 (47.92%) VMware
2 1,596 (42.91%) Microsoft
3 739 (19.87%) Cisco
4 600 (16.13%) Citrix
5 228 (6.13%) Veeam
6 223 (6.00%) HP
7 191 (5.14%) NetApp
8 163 (4.38%) Dell
9 148 (3.98%) Red Hat
10 115 (3.09%) EMC
11 102 (2.74%) CheckPoint
11 102 (2.74%) SolarWinds
12 101 (2.72%) Google
13 88 (2.37%) Meraki
13 88 (2.37%) Oracle
14 87 (2.34%) Palo Alto
15 81 (2.18%) McAfee
16 80 (2.15%) Juniper
17 61 (1.64%) 3PAR
18 59 (1.59%) Symantec