Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Infrastructure Engineering
UK
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 137 155 161
Rank change year-on-year +18 +6 +23
Permanent jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering 3,719 3,993 3,815
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.46% 2.30% 2.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.68% 2.50% 2.36%
Number of salaries quoted 3,180 3,449 3,296
UK median annual salary £47,500 £43,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.20% +2.35% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,750 £29,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £66,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 138,851 159,672 161,947
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.68% 91.80% 91.33%
Number of salaries quoted 109,503 128,276 133,965
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
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 18 January 2019.

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 18 January 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 +24 3,539 £47,500 +7.95% 670
UK excluding London +13 2,142 £42,500 +6.25% 510
London +22 1,514 £55,000 +4.76% 200
South East +10 629 £45,000 +12.50% 122
North of England +24 505 £41,500 +10.67% 144
Midlands +38 370 £42,500 +18.06% 91
South West +39 288 £40,000 - 66
West Midlands +43 249 £42,500 +20.57% 55
Yorkshire +34 243 £40,000 +6.67% 56
East of England -24 235 £47,500 +5.56% 47
North West -7 210 £42,000 +10.53% 78
East Midlands +35 121 £42,500 +16.44% 36
Wales -15 67 £38,750 -3.13% 16
North East +7 52 £49,624 +52.69% 10
Scotland -62 49 £45,000 +5.88% 18
Northern Ireland -16 5 £35,000 +29.63% 6
Channel Islands - 3 - -
Isle of Man - 2 £37,500 -

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 2,367 (63.65%) Windows
2 1,719 (46.22%) Active Directory
3 1,718 (46.20%) VMware
4 1,587 (42.67%) Microsoft
5 1,464 (39.37%) Windows Server
6 1,197 (32.19%) Microsoft Azure
7 1,086 (29.20%) Linux
8 1,017 (27.35%) Office 365
9 1,016 (27.32%) VMware Infrastructure
10 876 (23.55%) Amazon AWS
11 873 (23.47%) Firewall
12 805 (21.65%) PowerShell
13 742 (19.95%) Cisco
14 741 (19.92%) DNS
15 678 (18.23%) Hyper-V
16 670 (18.02%) DevOps
17 667 (17.93%) ITIL
18 633 (17.02%) Windows Server 2012
19 625 (16.81%) Finance
20 579 (15.57%) SQL
21 573 (15.41%) Citrix
22 562 (15.11%) Agile Software Development
23 551 (14.82%) SCCM
24 525 (14.12%) DHCP
25 518 (13.93%) SQL Server
26 505 (13.58%) MS Exchange
27 493 (13.26%) Windows Server 2008
28 483 (12.99%) Data Centre
29 445 (11.97%) SAN
30 434 (11.67%) Python

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
1 505 (13.58%) MS Exchange
2 248 (6.67%) SharePoint
3 199 (5.35%) IIS
4 141 (3.79%) Exchange Server 2010
5 131 (3.52%) Apache
6 123 (3.31%) Skype for Business
7 105 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2013
8 62 (1.67%) nginx
9 45 (1.21%) OpenStack
10 43 (1.16%) Tomcat
11 42 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
12 29 (0.78%) CMS
13 27 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2007
14 22 (0.59%) Confluence
14 22 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
15 16 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
16 15 (0.40%) JBoss
16 15 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
17 14 (0.38%) Apache Spark
18 12 (0.32%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 191 (5.14%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (0.13%) Photoshop
4 5 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 4 (0.11%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.027%) CATIA
6 1 (0.027%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 17 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.22%) Exstream
3 7 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.11%) Workfront
5 3 (0.081%) C-CURE
5 3 (0.081%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.081%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.081%) Magento
5 3 (0.081%) Quorum
6 2 (0.054%) Bankmaster
6 2 (0.054%) PlanetPress Connect
6 2 (0.054%) Sage 50
6 2 (0.054%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.027%) assyst
7 1 (0.027%) ENOVIA
7 1 (0.027%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.027%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 1,197 (32.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 1,017 (27.35%) Office 365
3 876 (23.55%) Amazon AWS
4 164 (4.41%) SaaS
5 161 (4.33%) IaaS
6 138 (3.71%) Azure Active Directory
7 115 (3.09%) PaaS
8 104 (2.80%) Cloud Computing
9 90 (2.42%) Google Cloud Platform
10 65 (1.75%) Mimecast
11 63 (1.69%) AWS CloudFormation
12 62 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
13 54 (1.45%) Amazon S3
14 42 (1.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 35 (0.94%) Serverless
16 31 (0.83%) G Suite
17 23 (0.62%) GitHub
18 21 (0.56%) OneDrive
19 20 (0.54%) Amazon ELB
20 18 (0.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 873 (23.47%) Firewall
2 741 (19.92%) DNS
3 525 (14.12%) DHCP
4 445 (11.97%) SAN
5 428 (11.51%) WAN
6 426 (11.45%) LAN
7 393 (10.57%) TCP/IP
8 284 (7.64%) VPN
9 167 (4.49%) VLAN
10 161 (4.33%) Network Security
11 155 (4.17%) VoIP
12 128 (3.44%) Skype
13 125 (3.36%) Internet
14 122 (3.28%) Wireless
15 119 (3.20%) Wi-Fi
16 106 (2.85%) MPLS
17 95 (2.55%) NetScaler
18 90 (2.42%) NAS
19 89 (2.39%) iSCSI
20 86 (2.31%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 518 (13.93%) SQL Server
2 113 (3.04%) MySQL
3 81 (2.18%) Big Data
4 61 (1.64%) Amazon RDS
5 58 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
6 55 (1.48%) MongoDB
7 53 (1.43%) Oracle Database
8 48 (1.29%) SQL Server 2012
9 45 (1.21%) NoSQL
9 45 (1.21%) SQL Server 2016
10 41 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
11 26 (0.70%) Relational Database
12 23 (0.62%) SQL Server 2014
13 22 (0.59%) Apache Cassandra
14 21 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
15 17 (0.46%) Hadoop
16 13 (0.35%) Azure SQL Database
17 10 (0.27%) Blockchain
18 9 (0.24%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 8 (0.22%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 153 (4.11%) Jenkins
2 108 (2.90%) Git (software)
3 85 (2.29%) JIRA
4 34 (0.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 32 (0.86%) Vagrant
6 31 (0.83%) TeamCity
7 27 (0.73%) MSI
8 25 (0.67%) Subversion
9 23 (0.62%) GitLab
9 23 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
10 22 (0.59%) Octopus Deploy
11 16 (0.43%) Selenium
12 14 (0.38%) Redmine
13 13 (0.35%) Visual Studio Team System
14 12 (0.32%) Bitbucket
14 12 (0.32%) Visual Studio
15 11 (0.30%) Travis CI
16 9 (0.24%) Protractor
17 8 (0.22%) NUnit
17 8 (0.22%) PEAR
General
1 625 (16.81%) Finance
2 126 (3.39%) Telecoms
3 111 (2.98%) Retail
4 100 (2.69%) Banking
5 68 (1.83%) Manufacturing
6 67 (1.80%) Marketing
7 61 (1.64%) Law
8 50 (1.34%) Legal
9 41 (1.10%) Electronics
10 36 (0.97%) Games
11 33 (0.89%) Back Office
12 22 (0.59%) Investment Banking
13 16 (0.43%) Publishing
14 11 (0.30%) Advertising
14 11 (0.30%) Aerospace
14 11 (0.30%) Financial Institution
15 8 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
16 7 (0.19%) Front Office
17 6 (0.16%) Automotive
18 5 (0.13%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2,616 (70.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 432 (11.62%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 348 (9.36%) Support Engineer
4 294 (7.91%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 278 (7.48%) Infrastructure Support
6 260 (6.99%) IT Engineer
7 250 (6.72%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 245 (6.59%) Cloud Engineer
9 241 (6.48%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 239 (6.43%) DevOps Engineer
11 232 (6.24%) Windows Engineer
12 223 (6.00%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
13 218 (5.86%) Linux Engineer
14 200 (5.38%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
15 180 (4.84%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
16 175 (4.71%) Azure Engineer
17 158 (4.25%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
18 154 (4.14%) Network Engineer
19 152 (4.09%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
20 148 (3.98%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 156 (4.19%) Web Services
2 53 (1.43%) Middleware
3 52 (1.40%) .NET
4 39 (1.05%) LDAP
5 33 (0.89%) Elastic Stack
5 33 (0.89%) LAMP
6 23 (0.62%) Kafka
7 22 (0.59%) LEMP Stack
8 19 (0.51%) HTML
9 18 (0.48%) RabbitMQ
9 18 (0.48%) Spring
10 16 (0.43%) React
11 15 (0.40%) Node.js
12 14 (0.38%) WSH
13 13 (0.35%) Software Packaging
14 11 (0.30%) AngularJS
15 9 (0.24%) JSON
15 9 (0.24%) MEAN Stack
15 9 (0.24%) REST
15 9 (0.24%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 483 (12.99%) Data Centre
2 250 (6.72%) Analytical Skills
3 154 (4.14%) Management Information System
4 147 (3.95%) Self-Motivation
5 134 (3.60%) Clustering
6 124 (3.33%) PKI
7 112 (3.01%) Public Cloud
8 87 (2.34%) Replication
9 85 (2.29%) Fintech
10 79 (2.12%) Hybrid Cloud
11 76 (2.04%) Private Cloud
12 64 (1.72%) Hedge funds
13 60 (1.61%) Fat Client
13 60 (1.61%) Thin Client
14 56 (1.51%) EMC VNX
15 46 (1.24%) Enterprise Storage
16 44 (1.18%) Driving Licence
17 35 (0.94%) Linux Command Line
18 18 (0.48%) HP Storage
18 18 (0.48%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 2,367 (63.65%) Windows
2 1,464 (39.37%) Windows Server
3 1,086 (29.20%) Linux
4 633 (17.02%) Windows Server 2012
5 493 (13.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 378 (10.16%) Windows 10
7 247 (6.64%) Windows 7
8 213 (5.73%) Unix
9 200 (5.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 138 (3.71%) CentOS
11 131 (3.52%) Windows Server 2003
12 99 (2.66%) Ubuntu
13 73 (1.96%) Windows 8
14 34 (0.91%) Mac OS X
15 30 (0.81%) Apple iOS
16 28 (0.75%) Solaris
17 21 (0.56%) Windows XP
18 19 (0.51%) Fedora
18 19 (0.51%) SUSE
19 18 (0.48%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 670 (18.02%) DevOps
2 667 (17.93%) ITIL
3 562 (15.11%) Agile Software Development
4 402 (10.81%) Problem-Solving
5 274 (7.37%) Migration
6 265 (7.13%) Configuration Management
7 248 (6.67%) Mentoring
8 224 (6.02%) Service Management
9 222 (5.97%) High Availability
10 221 (5.94%) Disaster Recovery
11 185 (4.97%) Information Security
12 182 (4.89%) Continuous Improvement
13 180 (4.84%) Cybersecurity
14 173 (4.65%) Project Management
14 173 (4.65%) Service Delivery
15 151 (4.06%) Continuous Integration
16 149 (4.01%) Change Management
17 146 (3.93%) Coaching
18 132 (3.55%) Scrum
19 131 (3.52%) Systems Engineering
Programming Languages
1 805 (21.65%) PowerShell
2 579 (15.57%) SQL
3 434 (11.67%) Python
4 316 (8.50%) Bash Shell
5 153 (4.11%) Java
6 147 (3.95%) Perl
6 147 (3.95%) Ruby
7 97 (2.61%) C
8 83 (2.23%) PHP
9 71 (1.91%) Go
10 66 (1.77%) VBScript
11 53 (1.43%) C#
12 42 (1.13%) JavaScript
13 41 (1.10%) Korn
14 39 (1.05%) Shell Script
15 33 (0.89%) VB
16 31 (0.83%) C++
17 28 (0.75%) T-SQL
18 18 (0.48%) Bourne shell
19 7 (0.19%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 402 (10.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 299 (8.04%) MCSE
3 271 (7.29%) Cisco Certification
4 240 (6.45%) Degree
5 210 (5.65%) CCNA
6 208 (5.59%) Security Cleared
7 151 (4.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 143 (3.85%) MCSA
9 98 (2.64%) SC Cleared
10 96 (2.58%) CCNP
10 96 (2.58%) DV Cleared
11 91 (2.45%) CISSP
12 86 (2.31%) ITIL Certification
13 73 (1.96%) Computer Science Degree
14 60 (1.61%) MCP
15 52 (1.40%) MCITP
16 51 (1.37%) CompTIA Security+
17 48 (1.29%) SSCP
18 47 (1.26%) Citrix Certification
19 42 (1.13%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 209 (5.62%) SLA
2 70 (1.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 54 (1.45%) QA
4 52 (1.40%) PCI DSS
5 45 (1.21%) GDPR
6 24 (0.65%) PMO
7 21 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials
8 10 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 9 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 8 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 6 (0.16%) GAMP
12 5 (0.13%) ISO 9001
13 4 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
14 3 (0.081%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 2 (0.054%) HIPAA
16 1 (0.027%) COBIT
System Software
1 1,719 (46.22%) Active Directory
2 1,016 (27.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 678 (18.23%) Hyper-V
4 270 (7.26%) Docker
5 236 (6.35%) VMware ESXi
6 235 (6.32%) vSphere
7 188 (5.06%) XenApp
8 126 (3.39%) Virtual Machines
9 125 (3.36%) XenDesktop
10 66 (1.77%) Virtual Servers
11 58 (1.56%) Microsoft App-V
12 49 (1.32%) NFS
13 48 (1.29%) Virtual Desktop
14 36 (0.97%) Firmware
15 34 (0.91%) VMware NSX
16 25 (0.67%) Xen
16 25 (0.67%) XenServer
17 24 (0.65%) Terminal Services
18 22 (0.59%) Samba
18 22 (0.59%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 551 (14.82%) SCCM
2 329 (8.85%) Ansible
3 322 (8.66%) Puppet
4 236 (6.35%) Kubernetes
5 231 (6.21%) Terraform
6 211 (5.67%) SCOM
7 203 (5.46%) Opscode Chef
8 138 (3.71%) Nagios
9 111 (2.98%) vCenter Server
10 78 (2.10%) WSUS
11 73 (1.96%) Backup Exec
12 55 (1.48%) Norton AntiVirus
13 48 (1.29%) Failover Clustering
14 42 (1.13%) NetBackup
15 40 (1.08%) EMC NetWorker
15 40 (1.08%) Microsoft Intune
15 40 (1.08%) ZABBIX
16 39 (1.05%) McAfee ePO
17 37 (0.99%) Microsoft Clustering
17 37 (0.99%) Salt
Vendors
1 1,718 (46.20%) VMware
2 1,587 (42.67%) Microsoft
3 742 (19.95%) Cisco
4 573 (15.41%) Citrix
5 329 (8.85%) HP
6 254 (6.83%) Red Hat
7 250 (6.72%) NetApp
8 192 (5.16%) EMC
9 191 (5.14%) Dell
10 179 (4.81%) Veeam
11 140 (3.76%) Oracle
12 138 (3.71%) Google
13 127 (3.41%) SolarWinds
14 118 (3.17%) Juniper
15 105 (2.82%) Symantec
16 102 (2.74%) McAfee
17 90 (2.42%) CheckPoint
17 90 (2.42%) Meraki
18 68 (1.83%) IBM
19 60 (1.61%) F5