Period
to 5 August 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 5 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Infrastructure Engineering
UK
6 months to
5 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 106 113 141
Rank change year-on-year +7 +28 +25
Permanent jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering 1,986 4,169 4,120
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.01% 2.92% 2.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.26% 3.16% 2.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1,747 3,707 3,569
Median annual salary £48,001 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £77,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%

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 60,945 131,863 157,652
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.25% 92.22% 91.96%
Number of salaries quoted 48,645 103,883 125,817
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +1.01%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £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 5 August 2020.

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 5 August 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 +4 1,872 £48,750 +2.63% 261
UK excluding London +11 1,286 £45,000 +5.88% 207
London -4 655 £60,000 - 67
South East +38 358 £47,500 +5.56% 42
North of England +17 341 £43,000 +3.61% 63
Midlands +13 216 £45,000 +5.88% 38
South West -5 199 £38,000 -10.59% 31
North West +23 178 £48,000 +6.67% 35
West Midlands +17 139 £45,000 +5.88% 16
Yorkshire +18 132 £40,000 - 20
Work from Home +40 101 £50,000 -9.09% 23
East of England -9 89 £45,000 -5.26% 20
East Midlands +13 76 £41,250 -2.94% 22
Scotland +62 48 £47,500 +5.56% 6
Wales +15 37 £38,500 -3.75% 7
North East -2 31 £40,000 +1.27% 8
Northern Ireland +7 2 £51,250 -39.71%

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 1,227 (61.78%) Windows
2 1,008 (50.76%) VMware
3 933 (46.98%) Azure
4 891 (44.86%) Microsoft
5 884 (44.51%) Active Directory
6 790 (39.78%) Windows Server
7 711 (35.80%) Office 365
8 612 (30.82%) VMware Infrastructure
9 531 (26.74%) Linux
10 524 (26.38%) PowerShell
11 498 (25.08%) AWS
12 451 (22.71%) Cisco
13 438 (22.05%) Firewall
14 400 (20.14%) Hyper-V
15 331 (16.67%) Finance
16 329 (16.57%) ITIL
17 323 (16.26%) Citrix
18 315 (15.86%) DevOps
19 286 (14.40%) DNS
20 283 (14.25%) WAN
21 264 (13.29%) LAN
22 263 (13.24%) Windows Server 2012
23 242 (12.19%) SCCM
24 237 (11.93%) SQL Server
25 236 (11.88%) DHCP
26 231 (11.63%) Python
27 225 (11.33%) Windows Server 2016
28 212 (10.67%) SAN
29 206 (10.37%) SQL
30 203 (10.22%) Windows 10

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
1 183 (9.21%) MS Exchange
2 153 (7.70%) SharePoint
3 78 (3.93%) IIS
4 73 (3.68%) Skype for Business
5 64 (3.22%) Exchange Server 2010
6 62 (3.12%) Exchange Server 2013
7 18 (0.91%) Confluence
8 13 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
9 11 (0.55%) Tomcat
10 10 (0.50%) Apache Spark
11 7 (0.35%) Apache
11 7 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2007
12 6 (0.30%) Cloud Foundry
12 6 (0.30%) OpenStack
12 6 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
13 5 (0.25%) WebSphere
14 4 (0.20%) ColdFusion
14 4 (0.20%) JBoss
15 3 (0.15%) SAS
15 3 (0.15%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 104 (5.24%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (1.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (0.76%) MS Visio
4 13 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.25%) Gliffy
7 3 (0.15%) SOLIDWORKS
8 2 (0.10%) Chatbot
8 2 (0.10%) FileZilla
9 1 (0.050%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
1 3 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.10%) FastStats
2 2 (0.10%) Maximo
2 2 (0.10%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.10%) Unica
3 1 (0.050%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.050%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.050%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.050%) Sage 50
3 1 (0.050%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 933 (46.98%) Azure
2 711 (35.80%) Office 365
3 498 (25.08%) AWS
4 139 (7.00%) Azure Active Directory
5 120 (6.04%) IaaS
6 98 (4.93%) GCP
7 88 (4.43%) PaaS
8 85 (4.28%) SaaS
9 41 (2.06%) Amazon EC2
10 36 (1.81%) Amazon S3
11 33 (1.66%) AWS CloudFormation
11 33 (1.66%) OneDrive
12 26 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
13 25 (1.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 25 (1.26%) Mimecast
14 24 (1.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 23 (1.16%) Serverless
16 19 (0.96%) GitHub
17 17 (0.86%) Power Platform
18 16 (0.81%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 438 (22.05%) Firewall
2 286 (14.40%) DNS
3 283 (14.25%) WAN
4 264 (13.29%) LAN
5 236 (11.88%) DHCP
6 212 (10.67%) SAN
7 183 (9.21%) VPN
8 158 (7.96%) TCP/IP
9 93 (4.68%) VLAN
10 86 (4.33%) Network Security
11 81 (4.08%) VoIP
12 71 (3.58%) Skype
13 67 (3.37%) Wireless
14 60 (3.02%) Cisco ASA
15 58 (2.92%) NetScaler
16 47 (2.37%) NAS
17 46 (2.32%) Internet
18 45 (2.27%) Unified Communications
18 45 (2.27%) Wi-Fi
19 36 (1.81%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 237 (11.93%) SQL Server
2 38 (1.91%) SQL Server 2016
3 34 (1.71%) MySQL
4 31 (1.56%) Big Data
5 29 (1.46%) SQL Server 2014
6 28 (1.41%) Amazon RDS
7 27 (1.36%) SQL Server 2012
8 26 (1.31%) MongoDB
9 17 (0.86%) Azure SQL Database
10 15 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
10 15 (0.76%) NoSQL
10 15 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
11 14 (0.70%) Hadoop
11 14 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
12 13 (0.65%) Data Lake
13 12 (0.60%) Relational Database
14 11 (0.55%) Power BI
15 8 (0.40%) Cosmos DB
15 8 (0.40%) Oracle Database
15 8 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 65 (3.27%) Jenkins
2 61 (3.07%) Git (software)
3 37 (1.86%) JIRA
4 26 (1.31%) Octopus Deploy
4 26 (1.31%) TeamCity
5 22 (1.11%) Bitbucket
6 17 (0.86%) GitLab
7 11 (0.55%) Artifactory
8 10 (0.50%) Visual Studio
9 9 (0.45%) Sonatype Nexus
9 9 (0.45%) Subversion
10 7 (0.35%) Maven
11 6 (0.30%) Ant
11 6 (0.30%) RStudio
12 4 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (0.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 3 (0.15%) CircleCI
13 3 (0.15%) Mercurial
13 3 (0.15%) Selenium
13 3 (0.15%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 331 (16.67%) Finance
2 66 (3.32%) Law
3 65 (3.27%) Public Sector
4 59 (2.97%) Telecoms
5 54 (2.72%) Banking
6 34 (1.71%) Legal
7 27 (1.36%) Retail
8 20 (1.01%) Local Government
9 15 (0.76%) Back Office
10 14 (0.70%) Marketing
11 12 (0.60%) Games
12 11 (0.55%) Manufacturing
13 8 (0.40%) Automotive
13 8 (0.40%) Military
13 8 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
14 7 (0.35%) Billing
15 6 (0.30%) Advertising
15 6 (0.30%) Financial Institution
15 6 (0.30%) Investment Banking
16 5 (0.25%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 1,376 (69.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 296 (14.90%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 189 (9.52%) IT Engineer
4 148 (7.45%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
5 139 (7.00%) Support Engineer
6 134 (6.75%) Cloud Engineer
7 126 (6.34%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 124 (6.24%) DevOps Engineer
9 119 (5.99%) Network Engineer
10 118 (5.94%) Azure Engineer
11 109 (5.49%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
12 105 (5.29%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
12 105 (5.29%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
13 95 (4.78%) VMware Engineer
14 85 (4.28%) Infrastructure Support
15 83 (4.18%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
16 81 (4.08%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
16 81 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
17 79 (3.98%) Windows Engineer
18 72 (3.63%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (2.32%) Web Services
2 28 (1.41%) LDAP
3 20 (1.01%) .NET
3 20 (1.01%) Node.js
4 18 (0.91%) Middleware
5 16 (0.81%) JSON
6 12 (0.60%) WebRTC
7 11 (0.55%) COM
8 8 (0.40%) Elastic Stack
8 8 (0.40%) REST
8 8 (0.40%) Shiny
8 8 (0.40%) SOAP
9 7 (0.35%) .NET Framework
9 7 (0.35%) Kafka
10 5 (0.25%) .NET Core
10 5 (0.25%) OAuth
10 5 (0.25%) RabbitMQ
10 5 (0.25%) Velocity
10 5 (0.25%) WSH
11 4 (0.20%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 202 (10.17%) Data Centre
2 90 (4.53%) Public Cloud
3 78 (3.93%) Analytical Skills
4 60 (3.02%) Management Information System
5 54 (2.72%) Clustering
6 51 (2.57%) Private Cloud
7 37 (1.86%) PKI
7 37 (1.86%) Self-Motivation
8 27 (1.36%) Video Conferencing
9 25 (1.26%) User Experience
10 24 (1.21%) Hybrid Cloud
11 23 (1.16%) Replication
12 21 (1.06%) Enterprise Storage
12 21 (1.06%) Greenfield Project
13 19 (0.96%) NHS
14 16 (0.81%) Driving Licence
14 16 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
15 14 (0.70%) Fat Client
15 14 (0.70%) Thin Client
16 13 (0.65%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 1,227 (61.78%) Windows
2 790 (39.78%) Windows Server
3 531 (26.74%) Linux
4 263 (13.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 225 (11.33%) Windows Server 2016
6 203 (10.22%) Windows 10
7 155 (7.80%) Windows Server 2008
8 109 (5.49%) Windows 7
9 85 (4.28%) Windows Server 2019
10 76 (3.83%) Unix
11 52 (2.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 49 (2.47%) CentOS
13 40 (2.01%) Windows 8
14 37 (1.86%) Windows Server 2003
15 32 (1.61%) Ubuntu
16 14 (0.70%) Mac OS
17 12 (0.60%) Solaris
18 10 (0.50%) Apple iOS
19 9 (0.45%) Debian
19 9 (0.45%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 329 (16.57%) ITIL
2 315 (15.86%) DevOps
3 194 (9.77%) Problem-Solving
4 180 (9.06%) Agile Software Development
5 153 (7.70%) Migration
6 139 (7.00%) Information Security
7 132 (6.65%) Project Delivery
8 130 (6.55%) Mentoring
9 125 (6.29%) Disaster Recovery
10 111 (5.59%) Configuration Management
11 108 (5.44%) Service Management
12 100 (5.04%) Cybersecurity
13 90 (4.53%) Continuous Improvement
14 89 (4.48%) Infrastructure as Code
15 87 (4.38%) Project Management
16 74 (3.73%) Change Management
17 72 (3.63%) Server Management
17 72 (3.63%) Service Delivery
18 65 (3.27%) Continuous Integration
18 65 (3.27%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 524 (26.38%) PowerShell
2 231 (11.63%) Python
3 206 (10.37%) SQL
4 136 (6.85%) Bash Shell
5 40 (2.01%) VBScript
6 33 (1.66%) Go
6 33 (1.66%) Java
6 33 (1.66%) JavaScript
7 30 (1.51%) Ruby
8 22 (1.11%) C
9 21 (1.06%) C#
10 18 (0.91%) Shell Script
11 15 (0.76%) Perl
12 13 (0.65%) C++
13 12 (0.60%) PHP
14 9 (0.45%) T-SQL
15 8 (0.40%) R
16 7 (0.35%) PL/SQL
16 7 (0.35%) TypeScript
17 6 (0.30%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 169 (8.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 158 (7.96%) Cisco Certification
3 132 (6.65%) CCNA
4 131 (6.60%) MCSE
5 115 (5.79%) Security Cleared
6 93 (4.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 84 (4.23%) Degree
8 71 (3.58%) SC Cleared
9 58 (2.92%) CCNP
10 54 (2.72%) MCSA
11 46 (2.32%) DV Cleared
12 43 (2.17%) CISSP
13 27 (1.36%) RHCE
14 23 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
15 17 (0.86%) MCITP
16 16 (0.81%) MCP
17 15 (0.76%) Computer Science Degree
18 12 (0.60%) CISM
19 11 (0.55%) Master's Degree
19 11 (0.55%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (5.04%) SLA
2 82 (4.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 39 (1.96%) QA
4 36 (1.81%) GDPR
5 28 (1.41%) PCI DSS
6 19 (0.96%) ISO 9001
7 17 (0.86%) Cyber Essentials
8 13 (0.65%) NIST
9 10 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 8 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 7 (0.35%) COBIT
12 6 (0.30%) Data Quality
13 4 (0.20%) NIST 800
13 4 (0.20%) PMO
14 1 (0.050%) ISO 22301
14 1 (0.050%) NCSC
System Software
1 884 (44.51%) Active Directory
2 612 (30.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 400 (20.14%) Hyper-V
4 141 (7.10%) Docker
5 129 (6.50%) vSphere
6 126 (6.34%) VMware ESXi
7 107 (5.39%) XenApp
8 68 (3.42%) XenDesktop
9 64 (3.22%) Virtual Machines
10 60 (3.02%) Virtual Servers
11 34 (1.71%) Virtual Desktop
12 18 (0.91%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 17 (0.86%) Firmware
14 16 (0.81%) VMware Workstation
15 15 (0.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 13 (0.65%) Xen
17 10 (0.50%) Samba
17 10 (0.50%) Terminal Services
18 9 (0.45%) VMware NSX
19 8 (0.40%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 242 (12.19%) SCCM
2 162 (8.16%) Terraform
3 155 (7.80%) Ansible
4 123 (6.19%) Kubernetes
5 107 (5.39%) Puppet
6 87 (4.38%) Microsoft Intune
7 67 (3.37%) SCOM
8 60 (3.02%) Opscode Chef
9 44 (2.22%) WSUS
10 34 (1.71%) vCenter Server
11 32 (1.61%) Backup Exec
12 30 (1.51%) SCVMM
13 28 (1.41%) Microsoft Clustering
14 23 (1.16%) Nagios
15 20 (1.01%) Single Sign-On
16 17 (0.86%) FortiGate
17 15 (0.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
18 12 (0.60%) Failover Clustering
18 12 (0.60%) PowerCLI
19 11 (0.55%) vRealize
Vendors
1 1,008 (50.76%) VMware
2 891 (44.86%) Microsoft
3 451 (22.71%) Cisco
4 323 (16.26%) Citrix
5 157 (7.91%) HP
6 104 (5.24%) Veeam
7 95 (4.78%) Dell
8 92 (4.63%) Red Hat
9 82 (4.13%) NetApp
10 65 (3.27%) Palo Alto
11 63 (3.17%) Google
12 57 (2.87%) Meraki
13 53 (2.67%) Oracle
14 46 (2.32%) CheckPoint
15 39 (1.96%) EMC
15 39 (1.96%) Sophos
16 35 (1.76%) Symantec
17 34 (1.71%) SolarWinds
18 32 (1.61%) Juniper
19 29 (1.46%) CommVault