Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Infrastructure Engineering
UK
6 months to
24 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 107 139 156
Rank change year-on-year +32 +17 +2
Permanent jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering 3,532 3,696 3,950
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.88% 2.48% 2.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.13% 2.69% 2.45%
Number of salaries quoted 2,946 3,177 3,412
UK median annual salary £46,500 £47,500 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.11% +10.47% +1.18%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £68,750
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 112,773 137,575 161,519
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.90% 92.23% 92.20%
Number of salaries quoted 89,440 108,618 131,539
UK median annual salary £53,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.90% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,947 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +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 24 February 2020.

Salary histogram for Infrastructure Engineering in the UK

Infrastructure Engineering
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 Engineering within the UK over the 6 months to 24 February 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 +32 3,354 £47,500 - 761
UK excluding London +42 2,287 £42,500 - 620
London -10 1,165 £57,500 +4.55% 184
South East +38 675 £47,500 +5.56% 138
North of England +52 641 £40,000 - 198
Midlands +24 382 £42,500 - 88
North West +90 362 £40,000 -4.76% 100
South West +12 281 £42,500 +6.25% 88
West Midlands +16 238 £45,000 +5.88% 62
Yorkshire +22 224 £41,000 +2.50% 77
East of England +40 203 £42,500 -5.56% 65
East Midlands +27 143 £40,000 -5.88% 26
Scotland +57 68 £40,000 -3.03% 26
North East +11 55 £40,701 -12.26% 21
Wales -35 35 £40,000 +5.26% 13
Northern Ireland +8 2 £30,000 -53.85% 3

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 2,142 (60.65%) Windows
2 1,730 (48.98%) VMware
3 1,533 (43.40%) Microsoft
4 1,516 (42.92%) Active Directory
5 1,500 (42.47%) Azure
6 1,329 (37.63%) Windows Server
7 1,250 (35.39%) Office 365
8 1,090 (30.86%) VMware Infrastructure
9 942 (26.67%) Linux
10 857 (24.26%) PowerShell
11 846 (23.95%) AWS
12 814 (23.05%) Firewall
13 713 (20.19%) Cisco
14 668 (18.91%) Hyper-V
15 643 (18.20%) DevOps
16 580 (16.42%) DNS
17 572 (16.19%) ITIL
18 554 (15.69%) Finance
19 514 (14.55%) SCCM
20 507 (14.35%) Citrix
21 498 (14.10%) Data Centre
22 495 (14.01%) Windows Server 2012
23 475 (13.45%) SAN
24 452 (12.80%) Agile Software Development
25 446 (12.63%) DHCP
26 423 (11.98%) MS Exchange
27 412 (11.66%) WAN
28 390 (11.04%) LAN
29 389 (11.01%) Windows 10
30 382 (10.82%) TCP/IP

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
1 423 (11.98%) MS Exchange
2 251 (7.11%) SharePoint
3 168 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 163 (4.61%) IIS
5 140 (3.96%) Exchange Server 2013
6 106 (3.00%) Skype for Business
7 32 (0.91%) Apache
8 28 (0.79%) OpenStack
9 26 (0.74%) Confluence
9 26 (0.74%) JBoss
10 25 (0.71%) nginx
11 22 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2007
12 20 (0.57%) Cloud Foundry
13 19 (0.54%) SAS
14 16 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
15 15 (0.42%) WebLogic
16 13 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
17 12 (0.34%) Tomcat
18 10 (0.28%) PowerExchange
19 7 (0.20%) WebSphere
Applications
1 218 (6.17%) Microsoft Office
2 46 (1.30%) MS Visio
3 39 (1.10%) Microsoft Excel
4 25 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (0.31%) Photoshop
6 7 (0.20%) Gliffy
6 7 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.085%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.085%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.085%) FileZilla
7 3 (0.085%) InDesign
8 2 (0.057%) SOLIDWORKS
9 1 (0.028%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 9 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
3 4 (0.11%) Workfront
4 3 (0.085%) NetSuite
4 3 (0.085%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.057%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.057%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.028%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1,500 (42.47%) Azure
2 1,250 (35.39%) Office 365
3 846 (23.95%) AWS
4 220 (6.23%) IaaS
5 203 (5.75%) PaaS
6 185 (5.24%) SaaS
7 182 (5.15%) Azure Active Directory
8 145 (4.11%) GCP
9 84 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
10 71 (2.01%) OpenShift
11 65 (1.84%) AWS CloudFormation
12 64 (1.81%) Amazon EC2
13 60 (1.70%) Serverless
14 58 (1.64%) Mimecast
15 57 (1.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 49 (1.39%) Amazon S3
17 35 (0.99%) GitHub
17 35 (0.99%) OneDrive
18 34 (0.96%) AWS Lambda
19 27 (0.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 814 (23.05%) Firewall
2 580 (16.42%) DNS
3 475 (13.45%) SAN
4 446 (12.63%) DHCP
5 412 (11.66%) WAN
6 390 (11.04%) LAN
7 382 (10.82%) TCP/IP
8 263 (7.45%) VPN
9 215 (6.09%) VLAN
10 165 (4.67%) NAS
11 150 (4.25%) VoIP
12 123 (3.48%) Wireless
13 98 (2.77%) iSCSI
13 98 (2.77%) Skype
14 89 (2.52%) Cisco ASA
15 88 (2.49%) Network Security
16 79 (2.24%) NetScaler
17 71 (2.01%) MPLS
18 63 (1.78%) Internet
19 61 (1.73%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 338 (9.57%) SQL Server
2 67 (1.90%) MySQL
3 45 (1.27%) Amazon RDS
3 45 (1.27%) Big Data
4 41 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
5 36 (1.02%) NoSQL
6 35 (0.99%) SQL Server 2016
7 30 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
8 22 (0.62%) Oracle Database
8 22 (0.62%) Relational Database
8 22 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
9 20 (0.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 18 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 17 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
11 17 (0.48%) MongoDB
11 17 (0.48%) Power BI
12 15 (0.42%) Redis
12 15 (0.42%) SQL Server 2014
13 10 (0.28%) PowerCenter
14 6 (0.17%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 130 (3.68%) Git (software)
2 118 (3.34%) Jenkins
3 62 (1.76%) JIRA
4 42 (1.19%) Bitbucket
5 39 (1.10%) TeamCity
6 35 (0.99%) Octopus Deploy
7 34 (0.96%) Visual Studio Team System
8 28 (0.79%) Visual Studio
9 27 (0.76%) Gradle
9 27 (0.76%) Maven
10 23 (0.65%) MSI
11 20 (0.57%) GitLab
12 18 (0.51%) Subversion
13 17 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
14 14 (0.40%) gulp
15 11 (0.31%) CircleCI
15 11 (0.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 9 (0.25%) Zephyr
17 8 (0.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 8 (0.23%) TestRail
General
1 554 (15.69%) Finance
2 151 (4.28%) Public Sector
3 131 (3.71%) Retail
4 103 (2.92%) Telecoms
5 78 (2.21%) Legal
6 77 (2.18%) Banking
7 64 (1.81%) Law
8 57 (1.61%) Marketing
9 46 (1.30%) Manufacturing
10 41 (1.16%) Aerospace
11 35 (0.99%) Advertising
12 33 (0.93%) Back Office
13 25 (0.71%) Automotive
14 21 (0.59%) Electronics
14 21 (0.59%) Games
15 17 (0.48%) Billing
15 17 (0.48%) Investment Banking
16 15 (0.42%) Financial Institution
16 15 (0.42%) Police
17 12 (0.34%) Military
Job Titles
1 2,524 (71.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 440 (12.46%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 321 (9.09%) Cloud Engineer
4 316 (8.95%) IT Engineer
5 294 (8.32%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 259 (7.33%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
7 258 (7.30%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
8 243 (6.88%) Support Engineer
9 227 (6.43%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 197 (5.58%) DevOps Engineer
11 185 (5.24%) Infrastructure Support
12 159 (4.50%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
13 145 (4.11%) Network Engineer
14 140 (3.96%) Azure Engineer
15 132 (3.74%) VMware Engineer
16 129 (3.65%) Analyst
17 128 (3.62%) Windows Engineer
18 122 (3.45%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
19 119 (3.37%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
20 115 (3.26%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (1.78%) Middleware
2 57 (1.61%) Web Services
3 49 (1.39%) .NET
4 36 (1.02%) JSON
5 35 (0.99%) REST
6 28 (0.79%) LDAP
7 20 (0.57%) LAMP
8 16 (0.45%) OAuth
8 16 (0.45%) RabbitMQ
9 14 (0.40%) SAML
9 14 (0.40%) WSH
10 13 (0.37%) Node.js
11 12 (0.34%) Elastic Stack
11 12 (0.34%) React
12 10 (0.28%) Kafka
13 9 (0.25%) Software Packaging
13 9 (0.25%) Spring
14 8 (0.23%) .NET Core
14 8 (0.23%) AngularJS
15 7 (0.20%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 498 (14.10%) Data Centre
2 177 (5.01%) Analytical Skills
3 142 (4.02%) Public Cloud
4 128 (3.62%) Management Information System
5 110 (3.11%) Clustering
6 98 (2.77%) Private Cloud
7 77 (2.18%) Replication
8 75 (2.12%) Self-Motivation
9 70 (1.98%) Hybrid Cloud
10 59 (1.67%) Driving Licence
11 58 (1.64%) Enterprise Storage
12 47 (1.33%) Cloud Native
12 47 (1.33%) User Experience
13 40 (1.13%) Greenfield Project
14 37 (1.05%) Linux Command Line
14 37 (1.05%) PKI
15 34 (0.96%) CCTV
16 31 (0.88%) EMC VNX
17 27 (0.76%) Hedge funds
18 26 (0.74%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 2,142 (60.65%) Windows
2 1,329 (37.63%) Windows Server
3 942 (26.67%) Linux
4 495 (14.01%) Windows Server 2012
5 389 (11.01%) Windows 10
6 320 (9.06%) Windows Server 2008
7 156 (4.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 131 (3.71%) Windows 7
9 126 (3.57%) Unix
10 96 (2.72%) CentOS
11 68 (1.93%) Windows Server 2003
12 65 (1.84%) Ubuntu
13 64 (1.81%) Windows 8
14 30 (0.85%) VMS
15 28 (0.79%) Mac OS
16 26 (0.74%) Solaris
17 24 (0.68%) Apple iOS
18 23 (0.65%) Debian
19 19 (0.54%) Android
19 19 (0.54%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 643 (18.20%) DevOps
2 572 (16.19%) ITIL
3 452 (12.80%) Agile Software Development
4 330 (9.34%) Migration
5 320 (9.06%) Problem-Solving
6 262 (7.42%) Mentoring
7 203 (5.75%) Configuration Management
8 185 (5.24%) Disaster Recovery
9 184 (5.21%) Cybersecurity
10 177 (5.01%) Project Delivery
11 176 (4.98%) Change Management
11 176 (4.98%) Service Delivery
12 175 (4.95%) Service Management
13 157 (4.45%) Infrastructure as Code
14 156 (4.42%) Information Security
15 145 (4.11%) Continuous Improvement
16 141 (3.99%) Coaching
17 136 (3.85%) Project Management
18 119 (3.37%) Infrastructure Automation
19 118 (3.34%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 857 (24.26%) PowerShell
2 369 (10.45%) Python
3 310 (8.78%) SQL
4 221 (6.26%) Bash Shell
5 100 (2.83%) Java
6 84 (2.38%) JavaScript
7 78 (2.21%) Ruby
8 67 (1.90%) Go
9 60 (1.70%) C#
10 59 (1.67%) VBScript
11 57 (1.61%) PHP
12 49 (1.39%) Perl
13 45 (1.27%) C
14 29 (0.82%) Shell Script
15 21 (0.59%) T-SQL
16 17 (0.48%) Groovy
17 16 (0.45%) C++
18 13 (0.37%) Scala
18 13 (0.37%) VB
19 11 (0.31%) Korn
Qualifications
1 287 (8.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 265 (7.50%) Cisco Certification
3 214 (6.06%) MCSE
4 208 (5.89%) CCNA
5 190 (5.38%) Security Cleared
6 170 (4.81%) Degree
7 131 (3.71%) MCSA
8 123 (3.48%) CCNP
9 119 (3.37%) SC Cleared
10 98 (2.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 73 (2.07%) DV Cleared
12 53 (1.50%) CISSP
12 53 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
13 32 (0.91%) MCP
14 31 (0.88%) Computer Science Degree
15 28 (0.79%) Network+ Certification
16 27 (0.76%) MCITP
16 27 (0.76%) RHCE
17 25 (0.71%) AWS Certification
18 24 (0.68%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 189 (5.35%) SLA
2 127 (3.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 85 (2.41%) PCI DSS
4 57 (1.61%) QA
5 55 (1.56%) Cyber Essentials
6 48 (1.36%) GDPR
7 24 (0.68%) COBIT
7 24 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 14 (0.40%) ISO 9001
9 12 (0.34%) Data Quality
9 12 (0.34%) NIST
10 9 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 6 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 3 (0.085%) NCSC
12 3 (0.085%) RMADS
13 2 (0.057%) ISO 22301
13 2 (0.057%) NIST 800
14 1 (0.028%) EMIR
14 1 (0.028%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 1 (0.028%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1,516 (42.92%) Active Directory
2 1,090 (30.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 668 (18.91%) Hyper-V
4 290 (8.21%) Docker
5 234 (6.63%) vSphere
5 234 (6.63%) XenApp
6 230 (6.51%) VMware ESXi
7 127 (3.60%) Virtual Servers
8 116 (3.28%) Virtual Machines
9 106 (3.00%) XenDesktop
10 44 (1.25%) Firmware
11 33 (0.93%) NFS
12 31 (0.88%) VMware NSX
13 27 (0.76%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 25 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
14 25 (0.71%) Xen
15 19 (0.54%) Terminal Services
16 18 (0.51%) DFS Replication
16 18 (0.51%) Samba
16 18 (0.51%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 514 (14.55%) SCCM
2 299 (8.47%) Ansible
3 266 (7.53%) Terraform
4 237 (6.71%) Kubernetes
5 220 (6.23%) Puppet
6 174 (4.93%) SCOM
7 170 (4.81%) WSUS
8 159 (4.50%) Opscode Chef
9 105 (2.97%) vCenter Server
10 98 (2.77%) Microsoft Intune
11 66 (1.87%) Nagios
12 44 (1.25%) SCOrch
13 38 (1.08%) Docker Swarm
14 35 (0.99%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 34 (0.96%) Backup Exec
15 34 (0.96%) SCVMM
16 31 (0.88%) NetBackup
17 30 (0.85%) Single Sign-On
18 26 (0.74%) Cisco CUCM
18 26 (0.74%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 1,730 (48.98%) VMware
2 1,533 (43.40%) Microsoft
3 713 (20.19%) Cisco
4 507 (14.35%) Citrix
5 222 (6.29%) HP
6 204 (5.78%) NetApp
7 181 (5.12%) Veeam
8 167 (4.73%) Dell
8 167 (4.73%) Red Hat
9 125 (3.54%) Google
10 122 (3.45%) EMC
11 112 (3.17%) SolarWinds
12 98 (2.77%) CheckPoint
13 97 (2.75%) Oracle
14 88 (2.49%) McAfee
15 82 (2.32%) Palo Alto
16 80 (2.27%) Meraki
17 76 (2.15%) Juniper
18 59 (1.67%) Splunk
19 54 (1.53%) 3PAR