Period
to 16 November 2018

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 16 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Infrastructure Engineering
UK
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 140 156 156
Rank change year-on-year +16 0 +34
Permanent jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering 3,971 4,099 4,249
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.44% 2.27% 2.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.67% 2.49% 2.45%
Number of salaries quoted 3,364 3,524 3,737
UK median annual salary £47,500 £43,500 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.20% - +2.35%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,750 £30,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £65,000
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 148,561 164,877 173,396
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.13% 91.48% 90.94%
Number of salaries quoted 118,099 130,403 144,189
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £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 16 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Infrastructure Engineering in the UK

Infrastructure Engineering
Top 16 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 16 November 2018. 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 +23 3,765 £47,500 +9.20% 692
UK excluding London +14 2,347 £42,500 +6.25% 493
London +22 1,551 £55,000 +4.76% 229
South East +21 697 £45,000 +12.50% 117
North of England +12 548 £40,000 +6.67% 136
Midlands +42 372 £40,000 +11.11% 89
South West +28 298 £40,000 - 66
East of England +22 298 £46,250 -2.63% 57
Yorkshire +16 256 £40,000 +8.11% 56
North West -13 250 £40,000 +3.90% 71
West Midlands +27 249 £40,000 +14.29% 52
East Midlands +43 123 £40,000 +9.59% 37
Wales -17 89 £37,500 -10.18% 9
Scotland -66 51 £46,500 +3.33% 18
North East +4 42 £45,000 +38.46% 9
Isle of Man - 2 £37,500 -

For the 6 months to 16 November 2018, 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 2,544 (64.06%) Windows
2 1,882 (47.39%) VMware
3 1,827 (46.01%) Active Directory
4 1,649 (41.53%) Microsoft
5 1,642 (41.35%) Windows Server
6 1,262 (31.78%) Microsoft Azure
7 1,210 (30.47%) Linux
8 1,141 (28.73%) VMware Infrastructure
9 1,068 (26.89%) Office 365
10 911 (22.94%) Firewall
11 873 (21.98%) Amazon AWS
12 844 (21.25%) PowerShell
13 812 (20.45%) DNS
14 797 (20.07%) Cisco
15 743 (18.71%) Hyper-V
16 696 (17.53%) Finance
17 695 (17.50%) ITIL
18 689 (17.35%) DevOps
19 684 (17.22%) Windows Server 2012
20 651 (16.39%) Citrix
21 626 (15.76%) SQL
22 587 (14.78%) SCCM
23 582 (14.66%) DHCP
24 573 (14.43%) SQL Server
25 569 (14.33%) Agile Software Development
26 560 (14.10%) Windows Server 2008
27 558 (14.05%) MS Exchange
28 530 (13.35%) SAN
29 495 (12.47%) WAN
30 494 (12.44%) LAN

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
1 558 (14.05%) MS Exchange
2 224 (5.64%) SharePoint
3 200 (5.04%) IIS
4 172 (4.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 143 (3.60%) Exchange Server 2013
6 141 (3.55%) Skype for Business
7 130 (3.27%) Apache
8 63 (1.59%) Tomcat
9 62 (1.56%) OpenStack
10 54 (1.36%) nginx
11 42 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
12 40 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2007
13 27 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
14 26 (0.65%) JBoss
15 25 (0.63%) Confluence
16 22 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
17 20 (0.50%) CMS
18 19 (0.48%) Apache Spark
18 19 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
19 14 (0.35%) WebLogic
Applications
1 200 (5.04%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (0.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (0.13%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (0.076%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.050%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.025%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.025%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.025%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 26 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.10%) C-CURE
3 4 (0.10%) TRIRIGA
4 3 (0.076%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.076%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.076%) Exstream
5 2 (0.050%) assyst
5 2 (0.050%) Bankmaster
5 2 (0.050%) PlanetPress Connect
5 2 (0.050%) Quorum
5 2 (0.050%) Sage 200
5 2 (0.050%) Sage 50
5 2 (0.050%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.025%) Magento
6 1 (0.025%) Maximo
6 1 (0.025%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.025%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.025%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 1,262 (31.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 1,068 (26.89%) Office 365
3 873 (21.98%) Amazon AWS
4 169 (4.26%) IaaS
5 141 (3.55%) PaaS
5 141 (3.55%) SaaS
6 122 (3.07%) Azure Active Directory
7 93 (2.34%) Cloud Computing
8 91 (2.29%) Google Cloud Platform
9 68 (1.71%) Mimecast
10 62 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
11 48 (1.21%) Amazon S3
12 46 (1.16%) AWS CloudFormation
13 42 (1.06%) G Suite
14 35 (0.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 33 (0.83%) Dynamics 365
16 27 (0.68%) GitHub
17 24 (0.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 24 (0.60%) OpenShift
17 24 (0.60%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 911 (22.94%) Firewall
2 812 (20.45%) DNS
3 582 (14.66%) DHCP
4 530 (13.35%) SAN
5 495 (12.47%) WAN
6 494 (12.44%) LAN
7 435 (10.95%) TCP/IP
8 367 (9.24%) VPN
9 185 (4.66%) Network Security
10 176 (4.43%) VLAN
11 148 (3.73%) Skype
11 148 (3.73%) VoIP
12 141 (3.55%) Internet
13 129 (3.25%) NAS
14 119 (3.00%) Wi-Fi
15 113 (2.85%) MPLS
15 113 (2.85%) Wireless
16 106 (2.67%) BGP
17 103 (2.59%) NetScaler
18 102 (2.57%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 573 (14.43%) SQL Server
2 131 (3.30%) MySQL
3 109 (2.74%) Big Data
4 69 (1.74%) Oracle Database
5 68 (1.71%) MongoDB
6 60 (1.51%) SQL Server 2016
7 58 (1.46%) SQL Server 2008
8 55 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
9 53 (1.33%) Amazon RDS
10 50 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
11 43 (1.08%) NoSQL
12 37 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
13 32 (0.81%) Relational Database
14 28 (0.71%) Hadoop
15 24 (0.60%) Apache Cassandra
15 24 (0.60%) SQL Server 2014
16 20 (0.50%) Azure SQL Database
17 12 (0.30%) Blockchain
18 10 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 9 (0.23%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 186 (4.68%) Jenkins
2 141 (3.55%) Git (software)
3 96 (2.42%) JIRA
4 44 (1.11%) TeamCity
5 38 (0.96%) Subversion
6 32 (0.81%) Octopus Deploy
7 31 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
7 31 (0.78%) Vagrant
8 29 (0.73%) MSI
9 27 (0.68%) GitLab
10 26 (0.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 19 (0.48%) Selenium
12 16 (0.40%) Bitbucket
12 16 (0.40%) Visual Studio Team System
13 14 (0.35%) Redmine
14 13 (0.33%) Maven
15 10 (0.25%) Hudson
15 10 (0.25%) PEAR
15 10 (0.25%) Travis CI
15 10 (0.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 696 (17.53%) Finance
2 131 (3.30%) Banking
3 127 (3.20%) Retail
4 113 (2.85%) Telecoms
5 74 (1.86%) Manufacturing
6 69 (1.74%) Marketing
7 63 (1.59%) Law
8 60 (1.51%) Legal
9 44 (1.11%) Investment Banking
10 40 (1.01%) Games
11 33 (0.83%) Electronics
12 32 (0.81%) Back Office
13 23 (0.58%) Publishing
14 21 (0.53%) Financial Institution
15 16 (0.40%) Advertising
16 11 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
17 10 (0.25%) Automotive
18 8 (0.20%) Aerospace
19 5 (0.13%) Online Betting
20 3 (0.076%) Military
Job Titles
1 2,747 (69.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 439 (11.06%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 379 (9.54%) Support Engineer
4 309 (7.78%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 304 (7.66%) Infrastructure Support
6 291 (7.33%) IT Engineer
7 275 (6.93%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 262 (6.60%) DevOps Engineer
9 253 (6.37%) Cloud Engineer
10 252 (6.35%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
11 245 (6.17%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
12 243 (6.12%) Windows Engineer
13 239 (6.02%) Linux Engineer
14 201 (5.06%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
15 188 (4.73%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
16 187 (4.71%) VMware Engineer
17 183 (4.61%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
18 182 (4.58%) Network Engineer
19 174 (4.38%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
20 172 (4.33%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 163 (4.10%) Web Services
2 68 (1.71%) .NET
3 49 (1.23%) LDAP
3 49 (1.23%) Middleware
4 36 (0.91%) LAMP
5 34 (0.86%) Elastic Stack
6 25 (0.63%) Kafka
7 24 (0.60%) HTML
8 23 (0.58%) RabbitMQ
9 20 (0.50%) LEMP Stack
10 19 (0.48%) .NET Framework
11 18 (0.45%) AngularJS
12 16 (0.40%) Spring
13 15 (0.38%) CSS
14 14 (0.35%) COM
14 14 (0.35%) React
14 14 (0.35%) Software Packaging
15 13 (0.33%) REST
15 13 (0.33%) WSH
16 12 (0.30%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 484 (12.19%) Data Centre
2 250 (6.30%) Analytical Skills
3 155 (3.90%) Self-Motivation
4 145 (3.65%) PKI
5 133 (3.35%) Management Information System
6 126 (3.17%) Computer Science
7 124 (3.12%) Clustering
8 113 (2.85%) Public Cloud
9 108 (2.72%) Private Cloud
10 107 (2.69%) Replication
11 105 (2.64%) Fintech
12 74 (1.86%) Hybrid Cloud
13 67 (1.69%) Hedge funds
14 58 (1.46%) Enterprise Storage
15 52 (1.31%) EMC VNX
16 51 (1.28%) Fat Client
16 51 (1.28%) Thin Client
17 43 (1.08%) Security Operations Centre
18 35 (0.88%) Linux Command Line
19 33 (0.83%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 2,544 (64.06%) Windows
2 1,642 (41.35%) Windows Server
3 1,210 (30.47%) Linux
4 684 (17.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 560 (14.10%) Windows Server 2008
6 359 (9.04%) Windows 10
7 263 (6.62%) Windows 7
8 238 (5.99%) Unix
9 220 (5.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 142 (3.58%) CentOS
11 136 (3.42%) Windows Server 2003
12 104 (2.62%) Ubuntu
13 81 (2.04%) Windows 8
14 44 (1.11%) Solaris
15 35 (0.88%) Mac OS X
16 28 (0.71%) Fedora
17 24 (0.60%) Windows 2000 Server
18 23 (0.58%) Android
19 22 (0.55%) AIX
20 21 (0.53%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 695 (17.50%) ITIL
2 689 (17.35%) DevOps
3 569 (14.33%) Agile Software Development
4 410 (10.32%) Problem-Solving
5 296 (7.45%) Migration
6 246 (6.19%) Configuration Management
7 235 (5.92%) Service Management
8 234 (5.89%) Disaster Recovery
9 219 (5.51%) Mentoring
10 211 (5.31%) Cybersecurity
11 198 (4.99%) High Availability
12 192 (4.84%) Project Management
13 190 (4.78%) Continuous Integration
14 189 (4.76%) Information Security
15 188 (4.73%) Continuous Improvement
16 170 (4.28%) Service Delivery
17 158 (3.98%) Load Balancing
18 151 (3.80%) Problem Management
19 147 (3.70%) Scrum
20 132 (3.32%) Systems Engineering
Programming Languages
1 844 (21.25%) PowerShell
2 626 (15.76%) SQL
3 467 (11.76%) Python
4 332 (8.36%) Bash Shell
5 178 (4.48%) Java
6 159 (4.00%) Ruby
7 151 (3.80%) Perl
8 108 (2.72%) C
9 77 (1.94%) C#
10 72 (1.81%) Go
11 70 (1.76%) PHP
12 55 (1.39%) JavaScript
13 54 (1.36%) Shell Script
14 49 (1.23%) VBScript
15 44 (1.11%) Korn
16 34 (0.86%) C++
17 29 (0.73%) VB
18 23 (0.58%) T-SQL
19 21 (0.53%) Bourne shell
20 9 (0.23%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 381 (9.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 285 (7.18%) MCSE
3 281 (7.08%) Cisco Certification
4 276 (6.95%) Degree
5 229 (5.77%) CCNA
6 217 (5.46%) Security Cleared
7 162 (4.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 132 (3.32%) MCSA
9 122 (3.07%) CISSP
10 121 (3.05%) CCNP
11 108 (2.72%) DV Cleared
12 93 (2.34%) Computer Science Degree
13 79 (1.99%) SC Cleared
14 75 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
15 67 (1.69%) GIAC
16 66 (1.66%) SSCP
17 63 (1.59%) CISM
18 62 (1.56%) CompTIA Security+
18 62 (1.56%) MCP
19 54 (1.36%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 204 (5.14%) SLA
2 89 (2.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 59 (1.49%) QA
4 49 (1.23%) GDPR
5 47 (1.18%) PCI DSS
6 24 (0.60%) PMO
7 19 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 11 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
9 7 (0.18%) GAMP
9 7 (0.18%) ISO 9001
10 5 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 5 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.076%) COBIT
11 3 (0.076%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 2 (0.050%) Disclosure Scotland
12 2 (0.050%) FISMA
12 2 (0.050%) HIPAA
12 2 (0.050%) ISO 22301
13 1 (0.025%) GPG13
13 1 (0.025%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 1,827 (46.01%) Active Directory
2 1,141 (28.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 743 (18.71%) Hyper-V
4 326 (8.21%) VMware ESXi
5 292 (7.35%) Docker
6 248 (6.25%) vSphere
7 232 (5.84%) XenApp
8 151 (3.80%) XenDesktop
9 144 (3.63%) Virtual Machines
10 71 (1.79%) Virtual Servers
11 56 (1.41%) Microsoft App-V
12 53 (1.33%) Virtual Desktop
13 47 (1.18%) NFS
14 40 (1.01%) VMware NSX
15 39 (0.98%) Firmware
16 36 (0.91%) Terminal Services
16 36 (0.91%) XenServer
17 32 (0.81%) Xen
18 30 (0.76%) Samba
19 23 (0.58%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 587 (14.78%) SCCM
2 348 (8.76%) Puppet
3 321 (8.08%) Ansible
4 235 (5.92%) Kubernetes
5 231 (5.82%) SCOM
6 207 (5.21%) Opscode Chef
7 206 (5.19%) Terraform
8 146 (3.68%) vCenter Server
9 132 (3.32%) Nagios
10 75 (1.89%) WSUS
11 69 (1.74%) Backup Exec
12 53 (1.33%) Single Sign-On
13 49 (1.23%) Norton AntiVirus
14 48 (1.21%) ZABBIX
15 41 (1.03%) McAfee ePO
15 41 (1.03%) Microsoft Intune
15 41 (1.03%) SCVMM
16 40 (1.01%) NetBackup
17 37 (0.93%) EMC NetWorker
18 35 (0.88%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 1,882 (47.39%) VMware
2 1,649 (41.53%) Microsoft
3 797 (20.07%) Cisco
4 651 (16.39%) Citrix
5 293 (7.38%) Red Hat
6 278 (7.00%) HP
7 241 (6.07%) NetApp
8 217 (5.46%) Veeam
9 215 (5.41%) Dell
9 215 (5.41%) EMC
10 174 (4.38%) Oracle
11 154 (3.88%) Google
12 146 (3.68%) SolarWinds
13 126 (3.17%) Juniper
14 117 (2.95%) McAfee
15 105 (2.64%) Symantec
16 92 (2.32%) Meraki
17 90 (2.27%) Sophos
18 83 (2.09%) CheckPoint
19 63 (1.59%) CommVault