Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Infrastructure Engineering
UK
6 months to
25 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 105 120 146
Rank change year-on-year +15 +26 +15
Permanent jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering 2,664 4,060 4,111
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.89% 2.80% 2.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.13% 3.03% 2.56%
Number of salaries quoted 2,269 3,613 3,596
Median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £72,600 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,632 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.02% +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 85,057 133,895 160,542
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.23% 92.27% 92.31%
Number of salaries quoted 67,499 104,899 129,205
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £29,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
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 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 25 May 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 25 May 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 +14 2,525 £48,750 +2.63% 212
UK excluding London +22 1,783 £44,632 +5.02% 185
London -26 835 £60,000 - 33
South East +44 513 £50,000 +11.11% 31
North of England +33 495 £42,500 +6.25% 68
Midlands +20 280 £45,000 +5.88% 30
North West +47 265 £44,077 +3.71% 44
South West -1 245 £41,250 -0.60% 30
Yorkshire +25 188 £42,500 +6.25% 18
West Midlands +19 173 £47,250 +11.18% 19
East of England +17 157 £43,656 -2.99% 18
East Midlands +10 106 £42,500 - 11
Work from Home +5 79 £52,500 - 12
Scotland +55 69 £42,500 -1.16% 4
North East +5 42 £41,000 -6.82% 6
Wales -18 25 £35,750 -10.63% 5

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 1,634 (61.34%) Windows
2 1,333 (50.04%) VMware
3 1,209 (45.38%) Azure
4 1,187 (44.56%) Microsoft
5 1,173 (44.03%) Active Directory
6 1,064 (39.94%) Windows Server
7 944 (35.44%) Office 365
8 813 (30.52%) VMware Infrastructure
9 725 (27.21%) PowerShell
10 708 (26.58%) Linux
11 668 (25.08%) AWS
12 613 (23.01%) Firewall
13 559 (20.98%) Cisco
14 525 (19.71%) Hyper-V
15 460 (17.27%) DevOps
16 427 (16.03%) Finance
17 423 (15.88%) ITIL
18 406 (15.24%) Citrix
18 406 (15.24%) DNS
19 363 (13.63%) Data Centre
20 347 (13.03%) Windows Server 2012
21 332 (12.46%) Windows Server 2016
22 331 (12.42%) SCCM
23 328 (12.31%) WAN
24 326 (12.24%) SAN
25 323 (12.12%) DHCP
26 305 (11.45%) SQL Server
27 303 (11.37%) LAN
28 289 (10.85%) Python
29 284 (10.66%) Agile Software Development

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
1 245 (9.20%) MS Exchange
2 208 (7.81%) SharePoint
3 111 (4.17%) IIS
4 92 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
5 90 (3.38%) Exchange Server 2010
6 81 (3.04%) Skype for Business
7 22 (0.83%) Confluence
8 21 (0.79%) JBoss
9 20 (0.75%) Apache
9 20 (0.75%) Cloud Foundry
10 19 (0.71%) OpenStack
11 15 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2007
12 12 (0.45%) Tomcat
13 9 (0.34%) Apache Spark
13 9 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
14 8 (0.30%) nginx
15 6 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
15 6 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
16 5 (0.19%) SAS
16 5 (0.19%) WebLogic
Applications
1 165 (6.19%) Microsoft Office
2 37 (1.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 34 (1.28%) MS Visio
4 24 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 15 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
6 10 (0.38%) Photoshop
7 7 (0.26%) Gliffy
8 3 (0.11%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.11%) Chatbot
8 3 (0.11%) FileZilla
8 3 (0.11%) InDesign
8 3 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 8 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
3 4 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.075%) FastStats
5 2 (0.075%) Maximo
5 2 (0.075%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.075%) Unica
6 1 (0.038%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.038%) Sage 50
6 1 (0.038%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 1,209 (45.38%) Azure
2 944 (35.44%) Office 365
3 668 (25.08%) AWS
4 178 (6.68%) Azure Active Directory
5 161 (6.04%) IaaS
6 134 (5.03%) PaaS
7 121 (4.54%) SaaS
8 115 (4.32%) GCP
9 50 (1.88%) Amazon EC2
10 49 (1.84%) OpenShift
11 46 (1.73%) AWS CloudFormation
12 40 (1.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 38 (1.43%) Serverless
14 35 (1.31%) Mimecast
15 32 (1.20%) Amazon S3
16 31 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
17 30 (1.13%) OneDrive
18 29 (1.09%) GitHub
19 26 (0.98%) Amazon CloudWatch
20 23 (0.86%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 613 (23.01%) Firewall
2 406 (15.24%) DNS
3 328 (12.31%) WAN
4 326 (12.24%) SAN
5 323 (12.12%) DHCP
6 303 (11.37%) LAN
7 246 (9.23%) TCP/IP
8 226 (8.48%) VPN
9 152 (5.71%) VLAN
10 104 (3.90%) VoIP
11 98 (3.68%) NAS
12 93 (3.49%) Network Security
13 89 (3.34%) Cisco ASA
14 79 (2.97%) NetScaler
15 76 (2.85%) Wireless
16 65 (2.44%) Skype
17 57 (2.14%) Wi-Fi
18 54 (2.03%) Internet
19 50 (1.88%) MPLS
20 42 (1.58%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 305 (11.45%) SQL Server
2 49 (1.84%) SQL Server 2016
3 44 (1.65%) Big Data
3 44 (1.65%) MySQL
4 40 (1.50%) SQL Server 2012
5 37 (1.39%) Amazon RDS
6 31 (1.16%) MongoDB
7 29 (1.09%) NoSQL
8 26 (0.98%) SQL Server 2014
9 21 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
10 18 (0.68%) Relational Database
11 14 (0.53%) Azure SQL Database
12 12 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
13 11 (0.41%) Oracle Database
13 11 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 10 (0.38%) Power BI
15 8 (0.30%) Cosmos DB
15 8 (0.30%) Hadoop
16 7 (0.26%) Data Warehouse
16 7 (0.26%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 96 (3.60%) Git (software)
2 87 (3.27%) Jenkins
3 48 (1.80%) JIRA
4 39 (1.46%) Bitbucket
4 39 (1.46%) Octopus Deploy
5 36 (1.35%) TeamCity
6 21 (0.79%) Visual Studio Team System
7 18 (0.68%) Subversion
7 18 (0.68%) Visual Studio
8 16 (0.60%) GitLab
9 14 (0.53%) Maven
10 13 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
11 11 (0.41%) Gradle
12 9 (0.34%) Artifactory
13 8 (0.30%) CircleCI
14 7 (0.26%) WinDbg
15 6 (0.23%) gulp
16 5 (0.19%) Ant
17 4 (0.15%) Sonatype Nexus
17 4 (0.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 427 (16.03%) Finance
2 85 (3.19%) Public Sector
3 75 (2.82%) Retail
4 66 (2.48%) Law
5 62 (2.33%) Legal
6 44 (1.65%) Banking
6 44 (1.65%) Telecoms
7 29 (1.09%) Back Office
8 26 (0.98%) Manufacturing
8 26 (0.98%) Marketing
9 22 (0.83%) Automotive
10 21 (0.79%) Advertising
11 16 (0.60%) Aerospace
12 13 (0.49%) Financial Institution
12 13 (0.49%) Local Government
13 12 (0.45%) Billing
14 11 (0.41%) Games
15 9 (0.34%) Military
16 8 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
17 6 (0.23%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1,874 (70.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 359 (13.48%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 277 (10.40%) IT Engineer
4 219 (8.22%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
5 216 (8.11%) Cloud Engineer
6 188 (7.06%) Support Engineer
7 175 (6.57%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
8 168 (6.31%) DevOps Engineer
9 159 (5.97%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 139 (5.22%) Infrastructure Support
11 135 (5.07%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
12 130 (4.88%) Network Engineer
13 128 (4.80%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
14 125 (4.69%) Azure Engineer
15 115 (4.32%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
16 103 (3.87%) Windows Engineer
17 102 (3.83%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
18 97 (3.64%) VMware Engineer
19 96 (3.60%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
20 89 (3.34%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (1.69%) Web Services
2 36 (1.35%) Middleware
3 30 (1.13%) .NET
4 24 (0.90%) LDAP
4 24 (0.90%) Node.js
5 20 (0.75%) JSON
6 18 (0.68%) REST
7 13 (0.49%) SAML
8 12 (0.45%) COM
8 12 (0.45%) WSH
9 11 (0.41%) LAMP
9 11 (0.41%) OAuth
10 9 (0.34%) SOAP
11 8 (0.30%) D3.js
11 8 (0.30%) Django
11 8 (0.30%) Google Chart
12 7 (0.26%) .NET Framework
12 7 (0.26%) Spring
13 6 (0.23%) Kafka
14 5 (0.19%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 363 (13.63%) Data Centre
2 132 (4.95%) Analytical Skills
3 119 (4.47%) Public Cloud
4 97 (3.64%) Management Information System
5 74 (2.78%) Clustering
6 72 (2.70%) Private Cloud
7 63 (2.36%) Self-Motivation
8 60 (2.25%) Enterprise Storage
9 44 (1.65%) Replication
10 41 (1.54%) Hybrid Cloud
11 37 (1.39%) PKI
12 32 (1.20%) User Experience
13 28 (1.05%) Driving Licence
13 28 (1.05%) Greenfield Project
14 27 (1.01%) Cloud Native
15 22 (0.83%) Fat Client
15 22 (0.83%) Thin Client
16 21 (0.79%) Linux Command Line
17 20 (0.75%) CMDB
17 20 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1,634 (61.34%) Windows
2 1,064 (39.94%) Windows Server
3 708 (26.58%) Linux
4 347 (13.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 332 (12.46%) Windows Server 2016
6 274 (10.29%) Windows 10
7 205 (7.70%) Windows Server 2008
8 122 (4.58%) Windows 7
9 118 (4.43%) Windows Server 2019
10 100 (3.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 90 (3.38%) Unix
12 77 (2.89%) CentOS
13 61 (2.29%) Windows Server 2003
14 60 (2.25%) Ubuntu
15 47 (1.76%) Windows 8
16 16 (0.60%) Fedora
17 15 (0.56%) Mac OS
18 14 (0.53%) Debian
18 14 (0.53%) VMS
19 12 (0.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 460 (17.27%) DevOps
2 423 (15.88%) ITIL
3 284 (10.66%) Agile Software Development
4 237 (8.90%) Problem-Solving
5 220 (8.26%) Migration
6 174 (6.53%) Information Security
7 165 (6.19%) Project Delivery
8 162 (6.08%) Disaster Recovery
9 154 (5.78%) Configuration Management
10 148 (5.56%) Mentoring
11 137 (5.14%) Service Management
12 135 (5.07%) Cybersecurity
13 134 (5.03%) Change Management
14 130 (4.88%) Project Management
15 114 (4.28%) Continuous Improvement
16 113 (4.24%) Infrastructure Automation
17 104 (3.90%) Service Delivery
18 102 (3.83%) High Availability
18 102 (3.83%) Infrastructure as Code
19 97 (3.64%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 725 (27.21%) PowerShell
2 289 (10.85%) Python
3 241 (9.05%) SQL
4 185 (6.94%) Bash Shell
5 72 (2.70%) VBScript
6 50 (1.88%) Java
7 47 (1.76%) Go
8 43 (1.61%) JavaScript
9 42 (1.58%) Ruby
10 38 (1.43%) C#
11 34 (1.28%) C
12 30 (1.13%) Perl
13 21 (0.79%) PHP
14 13 (0.49%) Groovy
14 13 (0.49%) Scala
14 13 (0.49%) Shell Script
14 13 (0.49%) T-SQL
15 9 (0.34%) C++
15 9 (0.34%) VB
16 8 (0.30%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 225 (8.45%) Cisco Certification
2 212 (7.96%) Microsoft Certification
3 189 (7.09%) CCNA
4 170 (6.38%) MCSE
5 147 (5.52%) Security Cleared
6 115 (4.32%) Degree
7 110 (4.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 86 (3.23%) MCSA
9 81 (3.04%) CCNP
10 80 (3.00%) SC Cleared
11 68 (2.55%) DV Cleared
12 56 (2.10%) CISSP
13 39 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
14 28 (1.05%) RHCE
15 26 (0.98%) MCITP
15 26 (0.98%) Network+ Certification
16 20 (0.75%) Linux+ Certification
16 20 (0.75%) MCP
17 19 (0.71%) GIAC
18 17 (0.64%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 123 (4.62%) SLA
2 113 (4.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 59 (2.21%) PCI DSS
4 49 (1.84%) GDPR
4 49 (1.84%) QA
5 42 (1.58%) Cyber Essentials
6 18 (0.68%) NIST
7 13 (0.49%) COBIT
7 13 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 12 (0.45%) ISO 9001
9 6 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 6 (0.23%) NIST 800
10 5 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.075%) ISO 22301
12 1 (0.038%) EMIR
12 1 (0.038%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 1 (0.038%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.038%) NCSC
System Software
1 1,173 (44.03%) Active Directory
2 813 (30.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 525 (19.71%) Hyper-V
4 205 (7.70%) Docker
5 200 (7.51%) VMware ESXi
6 173 (6.49%) vSphere
6 173 (6.49%) XenApp
7 98 (3.68%) Virtual Servers
8 94 (3.53%) XenDesktop
9 81 (3.04%) Virtual Machines
10 26 (0.98%) NFS
11 25 (0.94%) Xen
12 24 (0.90%) Firmware
13 23 (0.86%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 21 (0.79%) Samba
15 20 (0.75%) VMware Workstation
16 19 (0.71%) VMware NSX
17 18 (0.68%) Virtual Desktop
18 17 (0.64%) VirtualBox
19 15 (0.56%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 331 (12.42%) SCCM
2 241 (9.05%) Ansible
3 217 (8.15%) Terraform
4 181 (6.79%) Kubernetes
5 175 (6.57%) Puppet
6 115 (4.32%) SCOM
7 112 (4.20%) Opscode Chef
8 95 (3.57%) WSUS
9 89 (3.34%) Microsoft Intune
10 72 (2.70%) vCenter Server
11 41 (1.54%) Nagios
12 35 (1.31%) Docker Swarm
13 29 (1.09%) Backup Exec
14 25 (0.94%) Single Sign-On
15 23 (0.86%) Cisco CUCM
15 23 (0.86%) Microsoft Clustering
16 16 (0.60%) OpenNMS
16 16 (0.60%) vRealize
16 16 (0.60%) ZABBIX
17 15 (0.56%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 1,333 (50.04%) VMware
2 1,187 (44.56%) Microsoft
3 559 (20.98%) Cisco
4 406 (15.24%) Citrix
5 215 (8.07%) HP
6 147 (5.52%) NetApp
7 145 (5.44%) Red Hat
8 139 (5.22%) Dell
9 135 (5.07%) Veeam
10 95 (3.57%) Google
11 83 (3.12%) Meraki
12 80 (3.00%) CheckPoint
13 74 (2.78%) EMC
14 73 (2.74%) Palo Alto
15 71 (2.67%) SolarWinds
16 66 (2.48%) Juniper
17 61 (2.29%) Oracle
18 53 (1.99%) McAfee
19 48 (1.80%) Splunk
20 35 (1.31%) F5