Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Infrastructure Engineering
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 123 110 137
Rank change year-on-year -13 +27 +23
Permanent jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering 1,657 3,532 3,748
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.59% 2.80% 2.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.80% 3.04% 2.68%
Number of salaries quoted 1,614 3,084 3,359
Median annual salary £47,500 £46,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.15% -2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £73,750 £72,350
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 59,138 116,142 140,050
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.35% 92.11% 92.23%
Number of salaries quoted 47,696 93,062 111,895
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.52% +2.22% -

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 22 January 2021.

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 January 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 -15 1,508 £47,500 - 400
UK excluding London -9 1,103 £45,000 +5.88% 321
London -18 477 £60,000 +4.35% 101
North of England -10 339 £42,500 +6.25% 112
South East +18 315 £50,000 +7.53% 77
Work from Home +27 233 £50,000 +5.26% 49
North West -13 170 £42,500 +6.25% 54
Midlands -33 147 £42,500 - 53
South West -14 128 £40,000 -5.88% 24
Yorkshire -14 117 £40,000 -2.44% 44
East of England +24 86 £47,500 +11.76% 33
West Midlands -37 83 £42,500 -5.56% 25
East Midlands -3 63 £37,500 -6.25% 28
North East +26 52 £45,000 +12.50% 14
Wales +56 49 £40,000 - 9
Scotland +24 35 £45,000 +9.76% 11
Northern Ireland +16 4 £45,000 +50.00% 4

For the 6 months to 22 January 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.

1 955 (57.63%) Windows
2 898 (54.19%) Azure
3 842 (50.81%) VMware
4 754 (45.50%) Microsoft
5 730 (44.06%) Active Directory
6 660 (39.83%) Windows Server
7 550 (33.19%) Office 365
8 544 (32.83%) VMware Infrastructure
9 440 (26.55%) PowerShell
10 421 (25.41%) Linux
11 406 (24.50%) AWS
12 390 (23.54%) Firewall
13 376 (22.69%) Cisco
14 325 (19.61%) DNS
15 318 (19.19%) Hyper-V
16 309 (18.65%) DevOps
17 283 (17.08%) ITIL
18 256 (15.45%) WAN
19 229 (13.82%) DHCP
20 227 (13.70%) SAN
21 226 (13.64%) SCCM
21 226 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
22 221 (13.34%) Finance
23 212 (12.79%) Python
24 207 (12.49%) Ansible
25 204 (12.31%) LAN
26 202 (12.19%) Citrix
27 195 (11.77%) Windows Server 2016
28 188 (11.35%) SQL
29 187 (11.29%) Terraform

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
1 173 (10.44%) MS Exchange
2 106 (6.40%) SharePoint
3 78 (4.71%) IIS
4 49 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2013
5 47 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2010
6 43 (2.60%) Skype for Business
7 34 (2.05%) Apache
8 20 (1.21%) Apache Spark
9 18 (1.09%) Confluence
10 16 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
11 15 (0.91%) Tomcat
12 8 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2003
13 7 (0.42%) Ethereum
13 7 (0.42%) OpenStack
14 6 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
15 5 (0.30%) Site Server
16 4 (0.24%) DNN
16 4 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
17 3 (0.18%) CMS
17 3 (0.18%) nginx
Applications
1 100 (6.04%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.42%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.060%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 8 (0.48%) Workfront
2 6 (0.36%) Quorum
3 3 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.060%) BambooHR
5 1 (0.060%) BASE24
5 1 (0.060%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 898 (54.19%) Azure
2 550 (33.19%) Office 365
3 406 (24.50%) AWS
4 143 (8.63%) IaaS
5 131 (7.91%) Azure Active Directory
6 97 (5.85%) SaaS
7 92 (5.55%) PaaS
8 83 (5.01%) GCP
9 50 (3.02%) Cloud Computing
10 31 (1.87%) OpenShift
11 30 (1.81%) Mimecast
12 28 (1.69%) OneDrive
12 28 (1.69%) Serverless
13 24 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
14 23 (1.39%) AWS CloudFormation
15 22 (1.33%) Amazon S3
16 19 (1.15%) IBM Cloud
17 15 (0.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 13 (0.78%) Dynamics 365
18 13 (0.78%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 390 (23.54%) Firewall
2 325 (19.61%) DNS
3 256 (15.45%) WAN
4 229 (13.82%) DHCP
5 227 (13.70%) SAN
6 204 (12.31%) LAN
7 160 (9.66%) TCP/IP
8 155 (9.35%) VLAN
9 125 (7.54%) VPN
10 61 (3.68%) Network Security
10 61 (3.68%) Skype
11 60 (3.62%) Wi-Fi
12 57 (3.44%) VoIP
13 55 (3.32%) MPLS
14 43 (2.60%) Remote Desktop
15 37 (2.23%) BGP
15 37 (2.23%) Internet
15 37 (2.23%) OSPF
15 37 (2.23%) Unified Communications
16 36 (2.17%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 175 (10.56%) SQL Server
2 24 (1.45%) Amazon RDS
3 19 (1.15%) MySQL
4 15 (0.91%) Big Data
4 15 (0.91%) Hadoop
5 14 (0.84%) Azure SQL Database
6 13 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
6 13 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
7 11 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
8 10 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (0.60%) Tableau
9 9 (0.54%) InfluxDB
9 9 (0.54%) SQL Server 2014
10 8 (0.48%) Data Lake
10 8 (0.48%) Power BI
11 7 (0.42%) Amazon Athena
11 7 (0.42%) Oracle ODI
11 7 (0.42%) Relational Database
12 6 (0.36%) Impala
Development Applications
1 64 (3.86%) Jenkins
2 47 (2.84%) Git (software)
3 41 (2.47%) GitLab
4 31 (1.87%) JIRA
5 18 (1.09%) TeamCity
6 12 (0.72%) Subversion
6 12 (0.72%) Visual Studio
7 9 (0.54%) Octopus Deploy
8 8 (0.48%) Bitbucket
9 7 (0.42%) Oracle APEX
10 6 (0.36%) Sonatype Nexus
10 6 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (0.36%) Visual Studio Team System
11 5 (0.30%) Gradle
11 5 (0.30%) Maven
12 4 (0.24%) Ant
12 4 (0.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 2 (0.12%) Artifactory
13 2 (0.12%) SonarQube
14 1 (0.060%) PEAR
General
1 221 (13.34%) Finance
2 52 (3.14%) Law
3 46 (2.78%) Telecoms
4 44 (2.66%) Public Sector
5 27 (1.63%) Banking
6 26 (1.57%) Marketing
7 15 (0.91%) Advertising
8 13 (0.78%) Electronics
8 13 (0.78%) Manufacturing
9 12 (0.72%) Military
10 11 (0.66%) Retail
11 10 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
12 9 (0.54%) Back Office
12 9 (0.54%) Legal
13 8 (0.48%) Local Government
14 7 (0.42%) Aerospace
14 7 (0.42%) Games
15 5 (0.30%) Fire and Rescue
15 5 (0.30%) Publishing
16 4 (0.24%) Housing Association
Job Titles
1 1,182 (71.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 205 (12.37%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 137 (8.27%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 137 (8.27%) IT Engineer
4 123 (7.42%) Azure Engineer
5 116 (7.00%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
6 115 (6.94%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 114 (6.88%) Cloud Engineer
8 106 (6.40%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
9 101 (6.10%) DevOps Engineer
10 96 (5.79%) Support Engineer
11 92 (5.55%) Linux Engineer
12 90 (5.43%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
13 79 (4.77%) Network Engineer
14 72 (4.35%) Infrastructure Support
15 71 (4.28%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
16 67 (4.04%) Windows Engineer
17 65 (3.92%) VMware Engineer
18 64 (3.86%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
19 61 (3.68%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (3.32%) Web Services
2 26 (1.57%) Kafka
3 25 (1.51%) .NET
4 21 (1.27%) YAML
5 17 (1.03%) LDAP
6 16 (0.97%) React
7 14 (0.84%) REST
8 10 (0.60%) Elastic Stack
9 8 (0.48%) JMS
9 8 (0.48%) JSON
10 7 (0.42%) COM
10 7 (0.42%) Middleware
10 7 (0.42%) Sensu
11 6 (0.36%) Node.js
11 6 (0.36%) WSH
12 5 (0.30%) Ruby on Rails
12 5 (0.30%) Velocity
12 5 (0.30%) XMPP
13 4 (0.24%) 802.1X
14 3 (0.18%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 182 (10.98%) Data Centre
2 77 (4.65%) Public Cloud
3 56 (3.38%) Analytical Skills
3 56 (3.38%) Clustering
4 52 (3.14%) Private Cloud
5 45 (2.72%) Replication
6 36 (2.17%) Management Information System
7 35 (2.11%) Self-Motivation
8 27 (1.63%) Driving Licence
9 22 (1.33%) Hybrid Cloud
10 21 (1.27%) Client/Server
10 21 (1.27%) PKI
11 18 (1.09%) Hedge funds
11 18 (1.09%) User Experience
12 17 (1.03%) BYOD
12 17 (1.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 16 (0.97%) Fat Client
13 16 (0.97%) Greenfield Project
13 16 (0.97%) Thin Client
14 15 (0.91%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 955 (57.63%) Windows
2 660 (39.83%) Windows Server
3 421 (25.41%) Linux
4 226 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 195 (11.77%) Windows Server 2016
6 130 (7.85%) Windows 10
7 119 (7.18%) Windows Server 2019
8 109 (6.58%) Windows Server 2008
9 77 (4.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 68 (4.10%) CentOS
11 63 (3.80%) Unix
12 60 (3.62%) Windows 7
13 42 (2.53%) Ubuntu
14 17 (1.03%) Debian
15 15 (0.91%) VMS
16 14 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
17 13 (0.78%) Mac OS
17 13 (0.78%) Windows 8
18 12 (0.72%) Android
19 10 (0.60%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 309 (18.65%) DevOps
2 283 (17.08%) ITIL
3 170 (10.26%) Migration
4 143 (8.63%) Problem-Solving
5 126 (7.60%) Project Delivery
6 125 (7.54%) Agile Software Development
7 111 (6.70%) Continuous Improvement
8 110 (6.64%) Configuration Management
9 108 (6.52%) Infrastructure as Code
10 104 (6.28%) Disaster Recovery
11 95 (5.73%) Service Management
12 80 (4.83%) Project Management
13 64 (3.86%) Mentoring
14 61 (3.68%) Site Reliability Engineering
15 57 (3.44%) High Availability
16 56 (3.38%) Change Management
17 55 (3.32%) Patch Management
18 51 (3.08%) Infrastructure Automation
19 49 (2.96%) Service Delivery
20 45 (2.72%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 440 (26.55%) PowerShell
2 212 (12.79%) Python
3 188 (11.35%) SQL
4 126 (7.60%) Bash Shell
5 50 (3.02%) Shell Script
6 45 (2.72%) Go
7 33 (1.99%) Ruby
8 31 (1.87%) JavaScript
9 24 (1.45%) PHP
10 20 (1.21%) C
11 19 (1.15%) Java
12 14 (0.84%) T-SQL
13 13 (0.78%) C++
13 13 (0.78%) Perl
14 11 (0.66%) C#
15 8 (0.48%) TypeScript
16 7 (0.42%) VB
17 5 (0.30%) Groovy
17 5 (0.30%) PL/SQL
17 5 (0.30%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 154 (9.29%) Cisco Certification
2 153 (9.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 131 (7.91%) CCNA
4 116 (7.00%) MCSE
5 105 (6.34%) Security Cleared
6 83 (5.01%) SC Cleared
7 78 (4.71%) MCSA
8 63 (3.80%) Degree
8 63 (3.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 40 (2.41%) CCNP
10 35 (2.11%) MCITP
10 35 (2.11%) MCP
11 34 (2.05%) RHCE
12 30 (1.81%) ITIL Certification
13 17 (1.03%) DV Cleared
14 16 (0.97%) CCSA
15 12 (0.72%) CompTIA Security+
15 12 (0.72%) RHCSA
15 12 (0.72%) SSCP
16 11 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (3.44%) SLA
2 25 (1.51%) GDPR
3 24 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.84%) PCI DSS
5 10 (0.60%) Cyber Essentials
5 10 (0.60%) QA
6 9 (0.54%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 6 (0.36%) PMBOK
8 3 (0.18%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.18%) PMO
9 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.060%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.060%) P3O
System Software
1 730 (44.06%) Active Directory
2 544 (32.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 318 (19.19%) Hyper-V
4 167 (10.08%) Docker
5 128 (7.72%) vSphere
6 110 (6.64%) VMware ESXi
7 73 (4.41%) XenApp
8 64 (3.86%) Virtual Servers
9 59 (3.56%) XenDesktop
10 56 (3.38%) Virtual Machines
11 35 (2.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 23 (1.39%) Virtual Desktop
12 23 (1.39%) VMware Server
13 22 (1.33%) VMware NSX
14 15 (0.91%) Xen
15 14 (0.84%) Firmware
16 12 (0.72%) KVM
17 8 (0.48%) DFS Replication
18 7 (0.42%) VMware Workstation
19 6 (0.36%) oVirt
Systems Management
1 226 (13.64%) SCCM
2 207 (12.49%) Ansible
3 187 (11.29%) Terraform
4 167 (10.08%) Kubernetes
5 118 (7.12%) Puppet
6 90 (5.43%) Microsoft Intune
7 62 (3.74%) SCOM
8 56 (3.38%) Opscode Chef
9 38 (2.29%) vCenter Server
10 34 (2.05%) SCVMM
10 34 (2.05%) WSUS
11 28 (1.69%) Nagios
12 25 (1.51%) Microsoft Clustering
13 23 (1.39%) Prometheus
14 21 (1.27%) Grafana
15 19 (1.15%) Backup Exec
16 18 (1.09%) Failover Clustering
17 16 (0.97%) Red Hat Satellite
17 16 (0.97%) vRealize
18 14 (0.84%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 842 (50.81%) VMware
2 754 (45.50%) Microsoft
3 376 (22.69%) Cisco
4 202 (12.19%) Citrix
5 138 (8.33%) Veeam
6 98 (5.91%) HP
7 97 (5.85%) Red Hat
8 92 (5.55%) Dell
9 71 (4.28%) NetApp
10 56 (3.38%) EMC
10 56 (3.38%) Meraki
10 56 (3.38%) Oracle
11 51 (3.08%) CheckPoint
12 50 (3.02%) Google
13 49 (2.96%) SolarWinds
14 45 (2.72%) IBM
15 41 (2.47%) F5
16 40 (2.41%) Palo Alto
16 40 (2.41%) Sophos
17 32 (1.93%) CommVault