Period
to 31 July 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 31 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Infrastructure Engineering
UK
6 months to
31 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 138 108 117
Rank change year-on-year -30 +9 +30
Permanent jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering 2,918 2,031 4,210
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.57% 2.99% 2.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.74% 3.22% 3.16%
Number of salaries quoted 2,344 1,723 3,630
10th Percentile £34,472 £32,050 £31,250
25th Percentile £40,000 £38,375 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £48,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year -1.04% +1.05% +5.56%
75th Percentile £61,250 £61,250 £63,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £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 106,498 63,099 133,223
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 93.75% 92.77% 92.67%
Number of salaries quoted 72,630 51,079 106,320
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,000 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 31 July 2021.

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 31 July 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 -29 2,640 £47,500 -2.06% 636
UK excluding London -18 1,866 £45,000 - 493
London -58 866 £60,000 - 177
Work from Home -4 514 £50,000 - 106
South East -20 489 £45,000 -7.22% 104
North of England -12 476 £45,000 +4.65% 151
Midlands -28 307 £42,500 -5.56% 84
South West -33 259 £45,000 +16.88% 68
North West +4 249 £49,250 +2.60% 98
East of England +32 189 £45,000 - 49
Yorkshire -21 188 £42,500 +6.25% 43
West Midlands -45 169 £45,000 - 38
East Midlands -2 138 £42,500 +6.25% 46
Scotland -27 85 £50,000 +5.26% 26
Wales -3 60 £37,750 -4.43% 10
North East -16 39 £46,250 +15.63% 10
Northern Ireland -31 4 £43,750 -14.63% 1
Channel Islands - 3 - -

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 1,586 (54.35%) Azure
2 1,515 (51.92%) Windows
3 1,271 (43.56%) Microsoft
4 1,269 (43.49%) VMware
5 1,262 (43.25%) Active Directory
6 1,017 (34.85%) Windows Server
7 1,007 (34.51%) Microsoft 365
8 828 (28.38%) VMware Infrastructure
9 805 (27.59%) AWS
10 771 (26.42%) Firewall
11 768 (26.32%) Linux
12 694 (23.78%) PowerShell
13 610 (20.90%) DevOps
14 515 (17.65%) Hyper-V
15 500 (17.14%) Social Skills
16 487 (16.69%) Cisco
17 481 (16.48%) DNS
18 404 (13.85%) ITIL
19 386 (13.23%) Finance
20 372 (12.75%) DHCP
21 369 (12.65%) LAN
22 365 (12.51%) Python
23 362 (12.41%) WAN
24 356 (12.20%) SAN
25 346 (11.86%) Migration
26 345 (11.82%) Agile Software Development
27 340 (11.65%) Citrix
28 318 (10.90%) Data Centre
28 318 (10.90%) Azure Active Directory
29 317 (10.86%) 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
1 279 (9.56%) MS Exchange
2 234 (8.02%) SharePoint
3 85 (2.91%) IIS
4 56 (1.92%) Apache
5 48 (1.64%) Skype for Business
6 41 (1.41%) Confluence
6 41 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
7 39 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2010
8 32 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
9 28 (0.96%) Tomcat
10 25 (0.86%) Apache Spark
11 20 (0.69%) nginx
12 17 (0.58%) OpenStack
13 15 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 12 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
14 12 (0.41%) WebSphere
15 11 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
16 10 (0.34%) SAS
17 7 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2003
17 7 (0.24%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 154 (5.28%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (0.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.21%) MicroStation
4 6 (0.21%) Revit
5 4 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.14%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.14%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 25 (0.86%) Sentinel
2 3 (0.10%) Endur
2 3 (0.10%) Magento
2 3 (0.10%) Maximo
2 3 (0.10%) Sage 300 ERP
2 3 (0.10%) Sage CRM
2 3 (0.10%) Unica
3 2 (0.069%) Dynamics GP
3 2 (0.069%) FastStats
4 1 (0.034%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.034%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.034%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.034%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.034%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1,586 (54.35%) Azure
2 1,007 (34.51%) Microsoft 365
3 805 (27.59%) AWS
4 318 (10.90%) Azure Active Directory
5 299 (10.25%) IaaS
6 240 (8.22%) PaaS
7 218 (7.47%) SaaS
8 182 (6.24%) GCP
9 91 (3.12%) Cloud Computing
10 68 (2.33%) OneDrive
11 67 (2.30%) OpenShift
12 66 (2.26%) AWS CloudFormation
13 59 (2.02%) Serverless
14 47 (1.61%) Power Platform
15 41 (1.41%) Amazon S3
16 40 (1.37%) Google Workspace
17 39 (1.34%) AWS Lambda
18 38 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
19 34 (1.17%) Mimecast
20 28 (0.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 771 (26.42%) Firewall
2 481 (16.48%) DNS
3 372 (12.75%) DHCP
4 369 (12.65%) LAN
5 362 (12.41%) WAN
6 356 (12.20%) SAN
7 257 (8.81%) VPN
8 247 (8.46%) TCP/IP
9 171 (5.86%) VLAN
10 137 (4.69%) Wireless
11 117 (4.01%) VoIP
12 105 (3.60%) Network Security
13 95 (3.26%) NAS
14 85 (2.91%) Wi-Fi
15 75 (2.57%) Internet
16 66 (2.26%) MPLS
17 61 (2.09%) WLAN
18 57 (1.95%) Remote Desktop
19 50 (1.71%) Fibre Channel
19 50 (1.71%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 224 (7.68%) SQL Server
2 39 (1.34%) MySQL
2 39 (1.34%) Tableau
3 34 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
4 33 (1.13%) Amazon RDS
5 31 (1.06%) Oracle ODI
6 30 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
7 29 (0.99%) Data Lake
8 24 (0.82%) Big Data
9 20 (0.69%) MongoDB
10 16 (0.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 16 (0.55%) NoSQL
11 14 (0.48%) DB2
11 14 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
12 13 (0.45%) Blockchain
12 13 (0.45%) Relational Database
13 12 (0.41%) Power BI
14 11 (0.38%) Azure SQL Database
14 11 (0.38%) Hadoop
14 11 (0.38%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 159 (5.45%) Jenkins
2 126 (4.32%) Git (software)
3 67 (2.30%) GitLab
4 66 (2.26%) JIRA
5 53 (1.82%) TeamCity
6 28 (0.96%) Bitbucket
6 28 (0.96%) Oracle APEX
7 21 (0.72%) Maven
8 19 (0.65%) Octopus Deploy
9 18 (0.62%) CircleCI
9 18 (0.62%) Subversion
10 15 (0.51%) Travis CI
11 14 (0.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 13 (0.45%) Cucumber
12 13 (0.45%) Visual Studio
13 12 (0.41%) GoCD
13 12 (0.41%) JMeter
13 12 (0.41%) JUnit
13 12 (0.41%) SoapUI
13 12 (0.41%) TestNG
General
1 500 (17.14%) Social Skills
2 386 (13.23%) Finance
3 166 (5.69%) Analytical Skills
4 123 (4.22%) Telecoms
5 88 (3.02%) Public Sector
6 72 (2.47%) Retail
7 71 (2.43%) Law
8 64 (2.19%) Organisational Skills
9 52 (1.78%) Banking
10 44 (1.51%) Legal
10 44 (1.51%) Manufacturing
11 32 (1.10%) Advertising
12 30 (1.03%) Documentation Skills
13 26 (0.89%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 26 (0.89%) Marketing
14 14 (0.48%) Back Office
14 14 (0.48%) Games
14 14 (0.48%) Military
15 13 (0.45%) Electronics
15 13 (0.45%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 1,973 (67.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 365 (12.51%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 341 (11.69%) Cloud Engineer
4 320 (10.97%) Azure Engineer
5 267 (9.15%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 260 (8.91%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
7 230 (7.88%) IT Engineer
8 228 (7.81%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
9 220 (7.54%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
10 201 (6.89%) Support Engineer
11 180 (6.17%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
12 159 (5.45%) DevOps Engineer
13 152 (5.21%) Infrastructure Support
14 134 (4.59%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
15 112 (3.84%) Windows Engineer
16 111 (3.80%) Network Engineer
17 95 (3.26%) Security Engineer
18 91 (3.12%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
19 89 (3.05%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
20 86 (2.95%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (4.25%) Web Services
2 42 (1.44%) Elastic Stack
3 40 (1.37%) Kafka
4 36 (1.23%) .NET
5 34 (1.17%) RESTful
6 31 (1.06%) JSON
6 31 (1.06%) REST
7 25 (0.86%) LDAP
8 20 (0.69%) React
8 20 (0.69%) SAML
9 19 (0.65%) Node.js
10 18 (0.62%) Middleware
10 18 (0.62%) Spring
11 15 (0.51%) RabbitMQ
12 14 (0.48%) OAuth
13 13 (0.45%) XML
13 13 (0.45%) YAML
14 12 (0.41%) .NET Framework
14 12 (0.41%) AngularJS
14 12 (0.41%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 318 (10.90%) Data Centre
2 181 (6.20%) Public Cloud
3 92 (3.15%) Hybrid Cloud
4 71 (2.43%) Clustering
5 68 (2.33%) Cloud Native
5 68 (2.33%) Management Information System
6 67 (2.30%) Self-Motivation
7 52 (1.78%) Replication
7 52 (1.78%) User Experience
8 51 (1.75%) Private Cloud
9 43 (1.47%) Driving Licence
10 42 (1.44%) PKI
11 39 (1.34%) Linux Command Line
12 36 (1.23%) Greenfield Project
13 35 (1.20%) Enterprise Storage
14 33 (1.13%) Legacy Systems
14 33 (1.13%) Life Science
15 30 (1.03%) Data Protection Act
16 29 (0.99%) BYOD
17 28 (0.96%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 1,515 (51.92%) Windows
2 1,017 (34.85%) Windows Server
3 768 (26.32%) Linux
4 275 (9.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 236 (8.09%) Windows 10
6 213 (7.30%) Windows Server 2016
7 188 (6.44%) Windows Server 2019
8 134 (4.59%) Windows Server 2008
9 128 (4.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 106 (3.63%) CentOS
11 98 (3.36%) Unix
12 53 (1.82%) Ubuntu
13 51 (1.75%) Windows 7
14 37 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
15 34 (1.17%) Android
16 26 (0.89%) Apple iOS
16 26 (0.89%) Mac OS X
17 23 (0.79%) VMS
18 14 (0.48%) Mac OS
19 13 (0.45%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 610 (20.90%) DevOps
2 404 (13.85%) ITIL
3 346 (11.86%) Migration
4 345 (11.82%) Agile Software Development
5 272 (9.32%) Infrastructure as Code
6 238 (8.16%) Problem-Solving
7 203 (6.96%) Configuration Management
8 199 (6.82%) Disaster Recovery
9 181 (6.20%) Project Delivery
10 152 (5.21%) Continuous Improvement
10 152 (5.21%) Mentoring
11 133 (4.56%) Cybersecurity
12 126 (4.32%) Project Management
13 119 (4.08%) Service Delivery
14 114 (3.91%) Site Reliability Engineering
15 111 (3.80%) Service Management
16 110 (3.77%) Information Security
17 107 (3.67%) Change Management
18 97 (3.32%) Microservices
19 92 (3.15%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 694 (23.78%) PowerShell
2 365 (12.51%) Python
3 308 (10.56%) SQL
4 185 (6.34%) Bash Shell
5 120 (4.11%) Java
6 80 (2.74%) Go
7 57 (1.95%) Perl
8 53 (1.82%) Ruby
9 38 (1.30%) Shell Script
10 37 (1.27%) JavaScript
11 29 (0.99%) C++
12 26 (0.89%) PHP
13 23 (0.79%) T-SQL
14 20 (0.69%) C#
15 16 (0.55%) TypeScript
16 15 (0.51%) C
17 12 (0.41%) VB
18 6 (0.21%) PL/SQL
18 6 (0.21%) VBA
19 5 (0.17%) R
Qualifications
1 166 (5.69%) Security Cleared
2 162 (5.55%) Cisco Certification
3 159 (5.45%) Degree
4 153 (5.24%) Microsoft Certification
5 122 (4.18%) SC Cleared
6 117 (4.01%) CCNA
7 95 (3.26%) MCSE
8 66 (2.26%) MCSA
9 61 (2.09%) DV Cleared
10 60 (2.06%) CCNP
11 58 (1.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 56 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
13 35 (1.20%) MCP
14 32 (1.10%) MCITP
15 30 (1.03%) RHCE
16 27 (0.93%) CISSP
17 22 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
18 17 (0.58%) CompTIA Security+
19 16 (0.55%) MCTS
20 14 (0.48%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (2.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 71 (2.43%) SLA
3 44 (1.51%) GDPR
4 34 (1.17%) QA
5 28 (0.96%) Cyber Essentials
6 19 (0.65%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 17 (0.58%) ITGC
7 17 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 14 (0.48%) PCI DSS
9 13 (0.45%) PMO
10 9 (0.31%) GRC
10 9 (0.31%) NIST
11 2 (0.069%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 2 (0.069%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.069%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 2 (0.069%) PMBOK
11 2 (0.069%) Solvency II
12 1 (0.034%) Def Stans
12 1 (0.034%) IEC 61131
12 1 (0.034%) SOC 2
System Software
1 1,262 (43.25%) Active Directory
2 828 (28.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 515 (17.65%) Hyper-V
4 274 (9.39%) Docker
5 204 (6.99%) vSphere
6 145 (4.97%) VMware ESXi
7 91 (3.12%) XenDesktop
8 81 (2.78%) XenApp
9 72 (2.47%) Virtual Machines
10 58 (1.99%) Virtual Servers
11 51 (1.75%) Virtual Desktop
12 42 (1.44%) Terminal Server
13 38 (1.30%) VMware NSX
14 26 (0.89%) RHEV
15 23 (0.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 19 (0.65%) NFS
17 18 (0.62%) KVM
18 12 (0.41%) Firmware
19 10 (0.34%) Forefront TMG
19 10 (0.34%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 317 (10.86%) Terraform
2 314 (10.76%) Kubernetes
3 294 (10.08%) SCCM
4 282 (9.66%) Ansible
5 220 (7.54%) Microsoft Intune
6 163 (5.59%) Puppet
7 80 (2.74%) Opscode Chef
8 71 (2.43%) SCOM
9 52 (1.78%) vCenter Server
10 35 (1.20%) AirWatch
11 33 (1.13%) FortiGate
11 33 (1.13%) Jamf Pro
12 29 (0.99%) Failover Clustering
13 28 (0.96%) vRealize
13 28 (0.96%) WSUS
14 26 (0.89%) Prometheus
15 23 (0.79%) Active Directory Federation Services
15 23 (0.79%) Single Sign-On
16 22 (0.75%) Grafana
16 22 (0.75%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1,271 (43.56%) Microsoft
2 1,269 (43.49%) VMware
3 487 (16.69%) Cisco
4 340 (11.65%) Citrix
5 173 (5.93%) Veeam
6 168 (5.76%) Red Hat
7 148 (5.07%) Meraki
8 125 (4.28%) Google
9 124 (4.25%) Dell
10 121 (4.15%) HP
11 105 (3.60%) NetApp
11 105 (3.60%) Oracle
12 83 (2.84%) EMC
13 75 (2.57%) SolarWinds
14 72 (2.47%) IBM
14 72 (2.47%) Splunk
15 67 (2.30%) F5
16 64 (2.19%) Juniper
17 59 (2.02%) Palo Alto
18 46 (1.58%) SonicWALL