Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Infrastructure Engineering
UK
6 months to
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 115 143 159
Rank change year-on-year +28 +16 +2
Permanent jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering 3,980 4,006 4,103
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.86% 2.41% 2.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.11% 2.62% 2.52%
Number of salaries quoted 3,396 3,384 3,605
UK median annual salary £47,500 £46,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +1.12%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £72,250 £69,000
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 128,133 152,793 163,107
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.11% 91.76% 92.31%
Number of salaries quoted 100,524 121,643 128,866
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +26 3,764 £47,500 - 663
UK excluding London +38 2,582 £42,500 - 538
London +17 1,322 £60,000 +9.09% 164
North of England +44 686 £40,000 - 171
South East -2 652 £45,000 - 132
Midlands +34 428 £42,500 +6.25% 69
South West +56 417 £42,500 +13.33% 76
North West +54 342 £42,500 +6.25% 102
Yorkshire 0 289 £40,000 - 57
West Midlands +41 271 £42,500 +6.25% 46
East of England +24 260 £45,000 -5.26% 51
East Midlands +29 157 £40,000 - 22
Scotland +33 79 £45,000 -1.91% 19
North East +48 55 £39,500 +12.86% 12
Wales -21 50 £40,000 - 19
Northern Ireland +3 12 £85,000 - 1
Channel Islands +6 1 £65,000 +48.57%

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 2,378 (59.75%) Windows
2 1,898 (47.69%) VMware
3 1,821 (45.75%) Active Directory
4 1,750 (43.97%) Microsoft
5 1,644 (41.31%) Azure
6 1,544 (38.79%) Windows Server
7 1,361 (34.20%) Office 365
8 1,206 (30.30%) VMware Infrastructure
9 958 (24.07%) Hyper-V
10 939 (23.59%) PowerShell
11 928 (23.32%) Linux
12 911 (22.89%) AWS
13 882 (22.16%) ITIL
14 848 (21.31%) Firewall
15 830 (20.85%) Cisco
15 830 (20.85%) DNS
16 742 (18.64%) Citrix
17 661 (16.61%) DHCP
18 657 (16.51%) SCCM
19 637 (16.01%) Finance
20 621 (15.60%) DevOps
21 606 (15.23%) MS Exchange
22 595 (14.95%) Windows Server 2012
23 574 (14.42%) Agile Software Development
24 557 (13.99%) Data Centre
25 540 (13.57%) SAN
26 486 (12.21%) SQL
27 485 (12.19%) Microsoft Certification
28 484 (12.16%) WAN
29 482 (12.11%) SQL Server

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
1 606 (15.23%) MS Exchange
2 339 (8.52%) SharePoint
3 186 (4.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 182 (4.57%) Skype for Business
5 177 (4.45%) IIS
6 149 (3.74%) Exchange Server 2013
7 59 (1.48%) nginx
8 58 (1.46%) Apache
9 56 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
10 52 (1.31%) Confluence
11 40 (1.01%) OpenStack
12 38 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2007
13 23 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
14 22 (0.55%) SAS
15 18 (0.45%) Tomcat
16 14 (0.35%) Cloud Foundry
16 14 (0.35%) WebSphere
17 13 (0.33%) CloudStack
18 12 (0.30%) Apache Spark
19 11 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 247 (6.21%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 20 (0.50%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
5 6 (0.15%) CATIA
5 6 (0.15%) Photoshop
5 6 (0.15%) Sketch
6 2 (0.050%) FrameMaker
7 1 (0.025%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 9 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.20%) Workfront
3 6 (0.15%) NetSuite
4 4 (0.10%) Dynamics GP
5 3 (0.075%) Sage 200
6 2 (0.050%) Distributed Ledger
6 2 (0.050%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.050%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.025%) Elite 3E
7 1 (0.025%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.025%) Sage 1000
7 1 (0.025%) SAP CCM
Cloud Services
1 1,644 (41.31%) Azure
2 1,361 (34.20%) Office 365
3 911 (22.89%) AWS
4 271 (6.81%) IaaS
5 197 (4.95%) Azure Active Directory
6 163 (4.10%) PaaS
7 139 (3.49%) GCP
8 138 (3.47%) SaaS
9 110 (2.76%) AWS CloudFormation
10 95 (2.39%) Cloud Computing
11 77 (1.93%) Serverless
12 75 (1.88%) OneDrive
13 69 (1.73%) Amazon S3
14 62 (1.56%) AWS Lambda
15 57 (1.43%) GitHub
16 54 (1.36%) Amazon EC2
17 53 (1.33%) Azure Stack
18 39 (0.98%) Amazon ECS
19 38 (0.95%) Mimecast
20 35 (0.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 848 (21.31%) Firewall
2 830 (20.85%) DNS
3 661 (16.61%) DHCP
4 540 (13.57%) SAN
5 484 (12.16%) WAN
6 453 (11.38%) LAN
7 445 (11.18%) TCP/IP
8 282 (7.09%) VPN
9 203 (5.10%) VLAN
10 181 (4.55%) Skype
11 167 (4.20%) VoIP
12 164 (4.12%) NAS
13 155 (3.89%) Wireless
14 144 (3.62%) Network Security
15 134 (3.37%) NetScaler
16 112 (2.81%) iSCSI
17 98 (2.46%) MPLS
18 91 (2.29%) Wi-Fi
19 86 (2.16%) Cisco ASA
20 82 (2.06%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 482 (12.11%) SQL Server
2 110 (2.76%) MySQL
3 78 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
4 62 (1.56%) MongoDB
5 59 (1.48%) Big Data
6 44 (1.11%) NoSQL
7 40 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
8 38 (0.95%) Amazon RDS
9 36 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
10 30 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
11 27 (0.68%) Redis
12 24 (0.60%) Apache Cassandra
13 23 (0.58%) Power BI
13 23 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 20 (0.50%) SQL Server 2016
15 19 (0.48%) Relational Database
16 18 (0.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 18 (0.45%) Presto
16 18 (0.45%) SQL Server 2005
17 17 (0.43%) Amazon Athena
Development Applications
1 146 (3.67%) Jenkins
2 140 (3.52%) Git (software)
3 87 (2.19%) JIRA
4 60 (1.51%) Visual Studio
5 57 (1.43%) TeamCity
6 55 (1.38%) Octopus Deploy
7 40 (1.01%) TestRail
7 40 (1.01%) Zephyr
8 36 (0.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 30 (0.75%) Bitbucket
10 27 (0.68%) Visual Studio Team System
11 24 (0.60%) GitLab
12 23 (0.58%) Vagrant
13 21 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
14 20 (0.50%) Maven
15 15 (0.38%) Sonatype Nexus
16 14 (0.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 13 (0.33%) Gradle
17 13 (0.33%) MSI
18 9 (0.23%) Subversion
General
1 637 (16.01%) Finance
2 229 (5.75%) Public Sector
3 170 (4.27%) Retail
4 154 (3.87%) Banking
5 116 (2.91%) Telecoms
6 52 (1.31%) Marketing
7 47 (1.18%) Manufacturing
8 42 (1.06%) Legal
9 41 (1.03%) Law
10 32 (0.80%) Electronics
11 28 (0.70%) Games
12 26 (0.65%) Advertising
13 23 (0.58%) Aerospace
14 16 (0.40%) Back Office
14 16 (0.40%) Fire and Rescue
14 16 (0.40%) Publishing
15 14 (0.35%) Billing
15 14 (0.35%) Investment Banking
16 13 (0.33%) Automotive
17 12 (0.30%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 2,799 (70.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 530 (13.32%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 349 (8.77%) Cloud Engineer
4 347 (8.72%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 308 (7.74%) IT Engineer
6 276 (6.93%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 268 (6.73%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
8 256 (6.43%) Support Engineer
9 253 (6.36%) DevOps Engineer
10 247 (6.21%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
11 210 (5.28%) Windows Engineer
12 188 (4.72%) Azure Engineer
13 185 (4.65%) Systems Engineer
14 177 (4.45%) Linux Engineer
15 175 (4.40%) Infrastructure Support
16 162 (4.07%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
17 161 (4.05%) Analyst
18 154 (3.87%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
19 149 (3.74%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
20 143 (3.59%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (2.39%) Web Services
2 45 (1.13%) .NET
3 43 (1.08%) JSON
4 37 (0.93%) LDAP
5 31 (0.78%) Middleware
6 30 (0.75%) RabbitMQ
7 29 (0.73%) Kafka
8 27 (0.68%) HTML
9 23 (0.58%) Elastic Stack
9 23 (0.58%) LEMP Stack
10 22 (0.55%) Software Packaging
11 20 (0.50%) Node.js
11 20 (0.50%) REST
12 19 (0.48%) Pandas
12 19 (0.48%) PySpark
13 17 (0.43%) CSS
13 17 (0.43%) pytest
14 15 (0.38%) LAMP
15 14 (0.35%) COM
15 14 (0.35%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 557 (13.99%) Data Centre
2 181 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 162 (4.07%) Management Information System
4 139 (3.49%) Public Cloud
5 119 (2.99%) Clustering
6 116 (2.91%) Private Cloud
7 91 (2.29%) Self-Motivation
8 83 (2.09%) Replication
9 80 (2.01%) Driving Licence
10 69 (1.73%) Hybrid Cloud
11 50 (1.26%) PKI
12 46 (1.16%) User Experience
13 43 (1.08%) Hedge funds
14 40 (1.01%) Fat Client
14 40 (1.01%) Thin Client
15 38 (0.95%) Data Protection Act
16 34 (0.85%) EMC VNX
17 30 (0.75%) Enterprise Storage
18 28 (0.70%) Virtual Team
19 27 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2,378 (59.75%) Windows
2 1,544 (38.79%) Windows Server
3 928 (23.32%) Linux
4 595 (14.95%) Windows Server 2012
5 404 (10.15%) Windows Server 2008
6 402 (10.10%) Windows 10
7 206 (5.18%) Windows 7
8 201 (5.05%) Unix
9 154 (3.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 125 (3.14%) CentOS
11 103 (2.59%) Ubuntu
11 103 (2.59%) Windows Server 2003
12 76 (1.91%) Windows 8
13 64 (1.61%) Mac OS
14 36 (0.90%) Apple iOS
15 33 (0.83%) Debian
16 31 (0.78%) AIX
17 29 (0.73%) Windows XP
18 23 (0.58%) Android
19 22 (0.55%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 882 (22.16%) ITIL
2 621 (15.60%) DevOps
3 574 (14.42%) Agile Software Development
4 375 (9.42%) Migration
5 361 (9.07%) Problem-Solving
6 297 (7.46%) Disaster Recovery
7 295 (7.41%) Project Delivery
8 251 (6.31%) Mentoring
9 240 (6.03%) Continuous Integration
10 238 (5.98%) Configuration Management
11 203 (5.10%) Service Management
12 184 (4.62%) Cybersecurity
13 180 (4.52%) Change Management
13 180 (4.52%) Continuous Improvement
14 174 (4.37%) Software Engineering
15 173 (4.35%) Service Delivery
16 163 (4.10%) High Availability
17 153 (3.84%) Infrastructure as Code
18 127 (3.19%) Information Security
19 126 (3.17%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 939 (23.59%) PowerShell
2 486 (12.21%) SQL
3 454 (11.41%) Python
4 244 (6.13%) Bash Shell
5 112 (2.81%) Java
6 101 (2.54%) Ruby
7 96 (2.41%) JavaScript
8 84 (2.11%) PHP
9 83 (2.09%) Perl
10 77 (1.93%) Go
11 66 (1.66%) C#
12 64 (1.61%) C
13 60 (1.51%) Shell Script
14 54 (1.36%) C++
15 28 (0.70%) VBScript
16 19 (0.48%) T-SQL
17 18 (0.45%) Lua
18 10 (0.25%) MATLAB
19 8 (0.20%) Clojure
20 6 (0.15%) R
Qualifications
1 485 (12.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 312 (7.84%) MCSE
3 307 (7.71%) Cisco Certification
4 255 (6.41%) Security Cleared
5 252 (6.33%) CCNA
6 246 (6.18%) MCSA
7 236 (5.93%) Degree
8 135 (3.39%) CCNP
9 117 (2.94%) SC Cleared
10 114 (2.86%) DV Cleared
11 110 (2.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 88 (2.21%) ITIL Certification
13 77 (1.93%) MCP
14 69 (1.73%) Citrix Certification
15 44 (1.11%) CCA
16 43 (1.08%) MCITP
17 41 (1.03%) Computer Science Degree
17 41 (1.03%) RHCE
18 23 (0.58%) CISSP
19 18 (0.45%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 219 (5.50%) SLA
2 89 (2.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 56 (1.41%) PCI DSS
4 46 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 32 (0.80%) GDPR
6 29 (0.73%) QA
7 19 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials
8 15 (0.38%) COBIT
9 7 (0.18%) ISO 9000
10 6 (0.15%) Data Quality
11 4 (0.10%) ISO 9001
11 4 (0.10%) PMO
11 4 (0.10%) RMADS
11 4 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 3 (0.075%) DICOM
13 2 (0.050%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 2 (0.050%) ISO 22301
13 2 (0.050%) NIST
13 2 (0.050%) PSD2
14 1 (0.025%) NCSC
System Software
1 1,821 (45.75%) Active Directory
2 1,206 (30.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 958 (24.07%) Hyper-V
4 335 (8.42%) Docker
5 324 (8.14%) XenApp
6 273 (6.86%) vSphere
7 220 (5.53%) VMware ESXi
8 181 (4.55%) XenDesktop
9 121 (3.04%) Virtual Machines
10 110 (2.76%) Virtual Servers
11 84 (2.11%) Microsoft App-V
12 41 (1.03%) Virtual Desktop
13 40 (1.01%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 34 (0.85%) Firmware
14 34 (0.85%) VirtualBox
15 31 (0.78%) Xen
16 29 (0.73%) DFS Replication
16 29 (0.73%) VMware Workstation
17 26 (0.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 26 (0.65%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 657 (16.51%) SCCM
2 349 (8.77%) Ansible
3 298 (7.49%) Puppet
4 260 (6.53%) Terraform
5 248 (6.23%) Kubernetes
6 206 (5.18%) Opscode Chef
7 187 (4.70%) SCOM
8 151 (3.79%) WSUS
9 99 (2.49%) Microsoft Intune
10 88 (2.21%) Nagios
11 85 (2.14%) vCenter Server
12 84 (2.11%) SCOrch
13 75 (1.88%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 56 (1.41%) Backup Exec
15 51 (1.28%) SCVMM
16 39 (0.98%) NetBackup
17 36 (0.90%) Salt
18 32 (0.80%) Norton AntiVirus
19 30 (0.75%) vRealize
20 28 (0.70%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 1,898 (47.69%) VMware
2 1,750 (43.97%) Microsoft
3 830 (20.85%) Cisco
4 742 (18.64%) Citrix
5 271 (6.81%) Veeam
6 262 (6.58%) HP
7 196 (4.92%) Dell
8 177 (4.45%) NetApp
9 150 (3.77%) Red Hat
10 114 (2.86%) Google
11 110 (2.76%) EMC
12 103 (2.59%) Meraki
12 103 (2.59%) SolarWinds
13 97 (2.44%) Oracle
14 87 (2.19%) CheckPoint
15 82 (2.06%) Symantec
16 81 (2.04%) Palo Alto
17 78 (1.96%) Juniper
18 77 (1.93%) Splunk
19 69 (1.73%) McAfee