Period
to 13 April 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 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Infrastructure Engineering
UK
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 120 109 136
Rank change year-on-year -11 +27 +15
Permanent jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering 2,212 3,313 3,880
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.66% 2.91% 2.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.88% 3.16% 2.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1,823 2,799 3,325
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
25th Percentile £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
75th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £74,800 £73,287
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 76,792 104,892 137,408
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.47% 92.14% 92.30%
Number of salaries quoted 59,116 84,257 109,289
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -

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 13 April 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 13 April 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 -22 2,003 £47,500 - 499
UK excluding London -5 1,508 £45,000 +5.88% 387
London -39 575 £60,000 - 129
South East +12 437 £45,000 -5.26% 76
North of England -22 396 £42,500 +2.41% 115
Work from Home +45 371 £50,000 - 86
Midlands -16 230 £42,500 - 70
South West -24 205 £42,500 - 63
North West -26 191 £45,000 +5.88% 65
Yorkshire -30 146 £42,500 +3.66% 35
East of England +16 130 £47,500 +8.81% 42
West Midlands -14 128 £42,500 -5.56% 49
East Midlands -5 101 £41,250 -2.94% 21
North East +18 59 £50,000 +22.85% 15
Scotland -4 52 £47,500 +15.15% 11
Wales +44 48 £35,000 -12.50% 10
Northern Ireland +9 7 £45,000 - 1
Channel Islands - 3 - -

For the 6 months to 13 April 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 1,259 (56.92%) Windows
2 1,177 (53.21%) Azure
3 1,117 (50.50%) VMware
4 1,002 (45.30%) Active Directory
5 992 (44.85%) Microsoft
6 882 (39.87%) Windows Server
7 803 (36.30%) Microsoft 365
8 746 (33.73%) VMware Infrastructure
9 604 (27.31%) Linux
10 588 (26.58%) PowerShell
11 576 (26.04%) AWS
12 570 (25.77%) Firewall
13 433 (19.58%) Hyper-V
14 415 (18.76%) Cisco
15 411 (18.58%) DNS
16 368 (16.64%) DevOps
17 332 (15.01%) ITIL
18 303 (13.70%) SAN
19 296 (13.38%) WAN
20 290 (13.11%) DHCP
21 287 (12.97%) Finance
22 285 (12.88%) Citrix
23 282 (12.75%) Migration
24 268 (12.12%) Python
25 265 (11.98%) LAN
26 260 (11.75%) SCCM
27 259 (11.71%) Data Centre
28 252 (11.39%) SQL
29 249 (11.26%) Ansible
30 245 (11.08%) Windows Server 2012

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
1 228 (10.31%) MS Exchange
2 167 (7.55%) SharePoint
3 108 (4.88%) IIS
4 53 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2010
5 45 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2013
6 44 (1.99%) Skype for Business
7 35 (1.58%) Apache
8 34 (1.54%) Confluence
9 19 (0.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 17 (0.77%) Apache Spark
11 13 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
12 10 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2003
12 10 (0.45%) OpenStack
13 8 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
14 7 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
15 6 (0.27%) nginx
16 5 (0.23%) Tomcat
17 4 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2007
18 3 (0.14%) CMS
18 3 (0.14%) Ethereum
Applications
1 137 (6.19%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (0.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.23%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.045%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (0.54%) Sentinel
2 6 (0.27%) Workfront
3 4 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.14%) Endur
5 2 (0.090%) BambooHR
5 2 (0.090%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.090%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.090%) Quorum
6 1 (0.045%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.045%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.045%) Magento
6 1 (0.045%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.045%) Sage 300 ERP
6 1 (0.045%) Sage CRM
6 1 (0.045%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1,177 (53.21%) Azure
2 803 (36.30%) Microsoft 365
3 576 (26.04%) AWS
4 216 (9.76%) Azure Active Directory
5 209 (9.45%) IaaS
6 151 (6.83%) PaaS
7 131 (5.92%) SaaS
8 125 (5.65%) GCP
9 64 (2.89%) Cloud Computing
10 48 (2.17%) OpenShift
11 38 (1.72%) Mimecast
12 33 (1.49%) Serverless
13 32 (1.45%) Google Workspace
14 31 (1.40%) IBM Cloud
15 30 (1.36%) AWS CloudFormation
16 29 (1.31%) OneDrive
17 26 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
18 25 (1.13%) Amazon S3
18 25 (1.13%) Power Platform
19 21 (0.95%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 570 (25.77%) Firewall
2 411 (18.58%) DNS
3 303 (13.70%) SAN
4 296 (13.38%) WAN
5 290 (13.11%) DHCP
6 265 (11.98%) LAN
7 206 (9.31%) TCP/IP
8 197 (8.91%) VLAN
9 178 (8.05%) VPN
10 102 (4.61%) Network Security
11 80 (3.62%) VoIP
12 75 (3.39%) NAS
13 70 (3.16%) Internet
13 70 (3.16%) Wi-Fi
13 70 (3.16%) Wireless
14 68 (3.07%) MPLS
15 65 (2.94%) Skype
16 55 (2.49%) Remote Desktop
17 52 (2.35%) Cisco ASA
18 40 (1.81%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 186 (8.41%) SQL Server
2 30 (1.36%) Amazon RDS
2 30 (1.36%) MySQL
3 23 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
4 20 (0.90%) Big Data
4 20 (0.90%) Tableau
5 16 (0.72%) Data Lake
5 16 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
5 16 (0.72%) Oracle ODI
6 15 (0.68%) Azure SQL Database
6 15 (0.68%) MongoDB
6 15 (0.68%) NoSQL
7 14 (0.63%) InfluxDB
8 11 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
9 10 (0.45%) Power BI
10 8 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
11 7 (0.32%) SQL Server 2016
12 6 (0.27%) Hadoop
12 6 (0.27%) Relational Database
12 6 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 82 (3.71%) Git (software)
1 82 (3.71%) Jenkins
2 52 (2.35%) JIRA
3 48 (2.17%) GitLab
4 40 (1.81%) TeamCity
5 27 (1.22%) Subversion
6 26 (1.18%) Maven
7 16 (0.72%) Oracle APEX
8 12 (0.54%) Bitbucket
9 10 (0.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 10 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (0.45%) Visual Studio Team System
10 8 (0.36%) Octopus Deploy
10 8 (0.36%) Sonatype Nexus
11 6 (0.27%) Gradle
12 5 (0.23%) Rational DOORS
12 5 (0.23%) Selenium
12 5 (0.23%) Visual Studio
13 4 (0.18%) Ant
13 4 (0.18%) Snyk
General
1 287 (12.97%) Finance
2 79 (3.57%) Telecoms
3 72 (3.25%) Law
4 51 (2.31%) Banking
5 45 (2.03%) Public Sector
6 43 (1.94%) Retail
7 28 (1.27%) Manufacturing
8 26 (1.18%) Marketing
9 25 (1.13%) Legal
10 15 (0.68%) Military
11 14 (0.63%) Electronics
12 12 (0.54%) Advertising
12 12 (0.54%) Back Office
12 12 (0.54%) Local Government
13 8 (0.36%) Publishing
14 7 (0.32%) Aerospace
14 7 (0.32%) Games
14 7 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
15 5 (0.23%) Fire and Rescue
16 4 (0.18%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1,574 (71.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 306 (13.83%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 205 (9.27%) IT Engineer
4 195 (8.82%) Cloud Engineer
5 189 (8.54%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 186 (8.41%) Azure Engineer
7 173 (7.82%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
8 164 (7.41%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
9 163 (7.37%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
10 143 (6.46%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
11 116 (5.24%) DevOps Engineer
12 115 (5.20%) Support Engineer
13 92 (4.16%) Network Engineer
14 91 (4.11%) Infrastructure Support
15 79 (3.57%) Linux Engineer
15 79 (3.57%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
16 78 (3.53%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
16 78 (3.53%) Windows Engineer
17 72 (3.25%) VMware Engineer
18 66 (2.98%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (5.38%) Web Services
2 34 (1.54%) Kafka
3 28 (1.27%) Elastic Stack
4 25 (1.13%) LDAP
4 25 (1.13%) YAML
5 22 (0.99%) .NET
6 21 (0.95%) REST
7 16 (0.72%) Middleware
8 14 (0.63%) SAML
9 13 (0.59%) React
10 11 (0.50%) Node.js
10 11 (0.50%) OAuth
11 8 (0.36%) Ruby on Rails
12 7 (0.32%) RabbitMQ
13 6 (0.27%) Velocity
14 5 (0.23%) 802.1X
14 5 (0.23%) SOAP
14 5 (0.23%) XML
15 4 (0.18%) OpenID
15 4 (0.18%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 259 (11.71%) Data Centre
2 110 (4.97%) Public Cloud
3 105 (4.75%) Analytical Skills
4 58 (2.62%) Private Cloud
5 57 (2.58%) Clustering
6 49 (2.22%) Management Information System
7 44 (1.99%) Hybrid Cloud
7 44 (1.99%) Replication
7 44 (1.99%) Self-Motivation
8 27 (1.22%) Cloud Native
9 26 (1.18%) PKI
10 24 (1.08%) Driving Licence
11 23 (1.04%) BYOD
11 23 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
12 19 (0.86%) Life Science
13 17 (0.77%) Hedge funds
14 16 (0.72%) Client/Server
14 16 (0.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 16 (0.72%) Linux Command Line
15 15 (0.68%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 1,259 (56.92%) Windows
2 882 (39.87%) Windows Server
3 604 (27.31%) Linux
4 245 (11.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 231 (10.44%) Windows Server 2016
6 182 (8.23%) Windows 10
7 165 (7.46%) Windows Server 2019
8 123 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
9 114 (5.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 92 (4.16%) CentOS
11 86 (3.89%) Unix
12 68 (3.07%) Ubuntu
12 68 (3.07%) Windows 7
13 29 (1.31%) Android
14 25 (1.13%) Windows Server 2003
15 23 (1.04%) VMS
16 20 (0.90%) Mac OS X
17 19 (0.86%) Mac OS
18 12 (0.54%) Apple iOS
19 9 (0.41%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 368 (16.64%) DevOps
2 332 (15.01%) ITIL
3 282 (12.75%) Migration
4 208 (9.40%) Agile Software Development
5 174 (7.87%) Problem-Solving
6 159 (7.19%) Infrastructure as Code
7 138 (6.24%) Configuration Management
8 131 (5.92%) Project Delivery
9 120 (5.42%) Disaster Recovery
9 120 (5.42%) Project Management
10 112 (5.06%) Continuous Improvement
11 105 (4.75%) Service Management
12 97 (4.39%) Site Reliability Engineering
13 90 (4.07%) Service Delivery
14 77 (3.48%) Change Management
14 77 (3.48%) Software Engineering
15 71 (3.21%) Mentoring
16 70 (3.16%) High Availability
17 69 (3.12%) Data Science
18 66 (2.98%) Infrastructure Automation
Programming Languages
1 588 (26.58%) PowerShell
2 268 (12.12%) Python
3 252 (11.39%) SQL
4 157 (7.10%) Bash Shell
5 67 (3.03%) Go
6 66 (2.98%) Java
7 60 (2.71%) Shell Script
8 46 (2.08%) Ruby
9 34 (1.54%) Perl
10 23 (1.04%) C++
10 23 (1.04%) JavaScript
11 18 (0.81%) PHP
12 16 (0.72%) VB
13 15 (0.68%) C
14 12 (0.54%) T-SQL
15 10 (0.45%) C#
16 9 (0.41%) TypeScript
17 6 (0.27%) PL/SQL
18 4 (0.18%) VBA
18 4 (0.18%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 184 (8.32%) Cisco Certification
2 163 (7.37%) Microsoft Certification
3 143 (6.46%) CCNA
4 138 (6.24%) Security Cleared
5 113 (5.11%) SC Cleared
6 110 (4.97%) MCSE
7 99 (4.48%) Degree
8 72 (3.25%) MCSA
8 72 (3.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 65 (2.94%) CCNP
10 44 (1.99%) MCITP
11 35 (1.58%) MCP
12 33 (1.49%) DV Cleared
13 30 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
14 22 (0.99%) RHCE
15 18 (0.81%) CISSP
16 15 (0.68%) MCTS
17 14 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
18 13 (0.59%) CCENT
18 13 (0.59%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (3.21%) SLA
2 38 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (0.99%) QA
4 21 (0.95%) GDPR
5 16 (0.72%) PCI DSS
6 14 (0.63%) Cyber Essentials
7 13 (0.59%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 10 (0.45%) PMBOK
9 5 (0.23%) PMO
10 3 (0.14%) NIST
10 3 (0.14%) SOC 2
11 2 (0.090%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.045%) Data Quality
12 1 (0.045%) Def Stans
12 1 (0.045%) GRC
12 1 (0.045%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 1 (0.045%) IEC 61131
12 1 (0.045%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.045%) ITGC
12 1 (0.045%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1,002 (45.30%) Active Directory
2 746 (33.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 433 (19.58%) Hyper-V
4 202 (9.13%) Docker
5 153 (6.92%) vSphere
6 143 (6.46%) VMware ESXi
7 76 (3.44%) XenApp
7 76 (3.44%) XenDesktop
8 69 (3.12%) Virtual Servers
9 60 (2.71%) Virtual Machines
10 41 (1.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 34 (1.54%) Virtual Desktop
12 24 (1.08%) KVM
12 24 (1.08%) VMware NSX
13 22 (0.99%) VMware Server
14 21 (0.95%) Terminal Server
15 14 (0.63%) Firmware
16 11 (0.50%) RHEV
16 11 (0.50%) VMware Workstation
17 10 (0.45%) Xen
Systems Management
1 260 (11.75%) SCCM
2 249 (11.26%) Ansible
3 222 (10.04%) Kubernetes
3 222 (10.04%) Terraform
4 156 (7.05%) Puppet
5 138 (6.24%) Microsoft Intune
6 76 (3.44%) SCOM
7 75 (3.39%) Opscode Chef
8 54 (2.44%) vCenter Server
9 32 (1.45%) vRealize
10 31 (1.40%) Nagios
11 29 (1.31%) Prometheus
11 29 (1.31%) WSUS
12 26 (1.18%) Grafana
12 26 (1.18%) SCVMM
13 24 (1.08%) FortiGate
14 19 (0.86%) CFEngine
14 19 (0.86%) Demisto
14 19 (0.86%) Failover Clustering
14 19 (0.86%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 1,117 (50.50%) VMware
2 992 (44.85%) Microsoft
3 415 (18.76%) Cisco
4 285 (12.88%) Citrix
5 169 (7.64%) Veeam
6 141 (6.37%) Red Hat
7 122 (5.52%) Dell
8 110 (4.97%) HP
9 102 (4.61%) Oracle
10 93 (4.20%) Meraki
11 87 (3.93%) Google
12 80 (3.62%) EMC
13 78 (3.53%) NetApp
14 70 (3.16%) IBM
15 66 (2.98%) F5
16 59 (2.67%) SolarWinds
17 55 (2.49%) ServiceNow
18 52 (2.35%) Juniper
19 48 (2.17%) SonicWALL
19 48 (2.17%) Splunk