Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Infrastructure Engineering
UK
6 months to
23 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 115 144 158
Rank change year-on-year +29 +14 +7
Permanent jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering 4,029 4,073 3,709
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.80% 2.37% 2.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.05% 2.58% 2.40%
Number of salaries quoted 3,468 3,475 3,370
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,750 £29,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
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 132,159 157,888 154,780
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.76% 91.87% 91.48%
Number of salaries quoted 103,299 127,202 126,944
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,250 £27,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £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 23 May 2019.

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 23 May 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 +28 3,809 £47,500 +5.56% 709
UK excluding London +32 2,526 £42,500 +6.25% 557
London +26 1,436 £60,000 +9.09% 191
North of England +34 645 £40,000 +6.67% 182
South East +8 623 £45,000 +5.88% 120
South West +65 435 £41,750 +4.38% 65
Midlands +34 431 £42,500 +13.33% 93
North West +48 297 £42,500 +13.33% 87
Yorkshire +30 291 £37,500 - 86
West Midlands +48 271 £42,500 +13.33% 59
East of England -3 246 £45,000 -5.26% 59
East Midlands +20 159 £42,500 +6.25% 34
Scotland +8 79 £43,000 +7.50% 21
North East +18 57 £44,000 +25.71% 9
Wales +8 52 £40,000 -0.52% 15
Northern Ireland -12 22 £85,000 +112.50% 3
Channel Islands +5 2 - -

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 2,482 (61.60%) Windows
2 1,926 (47.80%) VMware
3 1,768 (43.88%) Active Directory
4 1,752 (43.48%) Microsoft
5 1,586 (39.36%) Windows Server
6 1,481 (36.76%) Microsoft Azure
7 1,218 (30.23%) Office 365
8 1,190 (29.54%) VMware Infrastructure
9 1,059 (26.28%) Linux
10 981 (24.35%) PowerShell
11 972 (24.13%) Hyper-V
12 937 (23.26%) Cisco
13 933 (23.16%) Amazon AWS
14 887 (22.02%) Firewall
15 855 (21.22%) ITIL
16 841 (20.87%) DNS
17 667 (16.55%) Windows Server 2012
18 649 (16.11%) Citrix
19 646 (16.03%) DevOps
20 629 (15.61%) SCCM
21 627 (15.56%) Finance
22 611 (15.17%) DHCP
23 560 (13.90%) Data Centre
24 559 (13.87%) MS Exchange
25 520 (12.91%) Agile Software Development
26 512 (12.71%) SQL
26 512 (12.71%) SQL Server
27 506 (12.56%) SAN
28 500 (12.41%) Microsoft Certification
29 469 (11.64%) WAN

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
1 559 (13.87%) MS Exchange
2 336 (8.34%) SharePoint
3 232 (5.76%) IIS
4 153 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2010
5 146 (3.62%) Skype for Business
6 115 (2.85%) Exchange Server 2013
7 103 (2.56%) Apache
8 67 (1.66%) nginx
9 55 (1.37%) Confluence
10 44 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
11 38 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2007
12 27 (0.67%) OpenStack
13 26 (0.65%) Tomcat
14 21 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2003
14 21 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
14 21 (0.52%) SharePoint Server
15 19 (0.47%) WebSphere
16 15 (0.37%) Apache Spark
17 11 (0.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 11 (0.27%) Documentum
Applications
1 274 (6.80%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
3 23 (0.57%) Microsoft Excel
4 16 (0.40%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.25%) CATIA
6 9 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 6 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
7 6 (0.15%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.15%) Sketch
8 2 (0.050%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 14 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.099%) Exstream
2 4 (0.099%) Workfront
3 3 (0.074%) Magento
4 2 (0.050%) Distributed Ledger
4 2 (0.050%) Dynamics GP
4 2 (0.050%) ENOVIA
5 1 (0.025%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.025%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.025%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.025%) Quorum
5 1 (0.025%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.025%) Sage 1000
5 1 (0.025%) SAP CCM
5 1 (0.025%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 1,481 (36.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 1,218 (30.23%) Office 365
3 933 (23.16%) Amazon AWS
4 251 (6.23%) IaaS
5 164 (4.07%) Azure Active Directory
6 145 (3.60%) PaaS
7 141 (3.50%) SaaS
8 129 (3.20%) AWS CloudFormation
9 126 (3.13%) Google Cloud Platform
10 97 (2.41%) Cloud Computing
11 72 (1.79%) Serverless
12 70 (1.74%) GitHub
13 67 (1.66%) Amazon EC2
14 61 (1.51%) Azure Stack
15 60 (1.49%) OneDrive
16 54 (1.34%) Amazon S3
17 50 (1.24%) AWS Lambda
18 47 (1.17%) Mimecast
19 40 (0.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
20 26 (0.65%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 887 (22.02%) Firewall
2 841 (20.87%) DNS
3 611 (15.17%) DHCP
4 506 (12.56%) SAN
5 469 (11.64%) WAN
6 424 (10.52%) LAN
7 413 (10.25%) TCP/IP
8 273 (6.78%) VPN
9 203 (5.04%) VLAN
10 181 (4.49%) VoIP
11 153 (3.80%) Network Security
12 144 (3.57%) MPLS
13 143 (3.55%) Skype
14 140 (3.47%) NetScaler
15 129 (3.20%) Wireless
16 120 (2.98%) NAS
17 104 (2.58%) Cisco ASA
18 100 (2.48%) Wi-Fi
19 86 (2.13%) iSCSI
20 83 (2.06%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 512 (12.71%) SQL Server
2 100 (2.48%) MySQL
3 65 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
4 57 (1.41%) MongoDB
5 56 (1.39%) Big Data
6 54 (1.34%) PostgreSQL
7 47 (1.17%) Amazon RDS
8 38 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
9 30 (0.74%) NoSQL
10 23 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
11 21 (0.52%) Apache Cassandra
12 18 (0.45%) SQL Server 2016
13 17 (0.42%) Redis
14 16 (0.40%) Oracle Database
15 14 (0.35%) Hadoop
16 12 (0.30%) SQL Server 2014
17 10 (0.25%) Blockchain
18 9 (0.22%) Azure SQL Database
18 9 (0.22%) Power BI
19 8 (0.20%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 168 (4.17%) Jenkins
2 107 (2.66%) Git (software)
3 80 (1.99%) JIRA
4 58 (1.44%) TeamCity
5 57 (1.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 55 (1.37%) Octopus Deploy
7 42 (1.04%) Visual Studio
8 36 (0.89%) Bitbucket
9 33 (0.82%) TestRail
10 32 (0.79%) Zephyr
11 29 (0.72%) GitLab
12 24 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
13 20 (0.50%) Vagrant
14 17 (0.42%) Travis CI
15 13 (0.32%) Subversion
16 11 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 10 (0.25%) Sonatype Nexus
18 7 (0.17%) MSI
19 6 (0.15%) Artifactory
19 6 (0.15%) Hudson
General
1 627 (15.56%) Finance
2 175 (4.34%) Banking
3 158 (3.92%) Retail
4 110 (2.73%) Telecoms
5 64 (1.59%) Law
6 55 (1.37%) Electronics
7 54 (1.34%) Legal
8 44 (1.09%) Manufacturing
9 41 (1.02%) Marketing
10 34 (0.84%) Back Office
11 26 (0.65%) Aerospace
11 26 (0.65%) Games
12 24 (0.60%) Advertising
13 18 (0.45%) Automotive
13 18 (0.45%) Front Office
14 12 (0.30%) Financial Institution
15 10 (0.25%) Investment Banking
15 10 (0.25%) Publishing
16 6 (0.15%) Local Government
17 5 (0.12%) Military
Job Titles
1 2,869 (71.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 557 (13.82%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 338 (8.39%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 309 (7.67%) Cloud Engineer
5 291 (7.22%) IT Engineer
6 285 (7.07%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 275 (6.83%) Support Engineer
8 265 (6.58%) DevOps Engineer
9 227 (5.63%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
9 227 (5.63%) Windows Engineer
10 225 (5.58%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
11 209 (5.19%) Systems Engineer
12 194 (4.82%) Azure Engineer
12 194 (4.82%) Infrastructure Support
12 194 (4.82%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
13 188 (4.67%) Linux Engineer
14 180 (4.47%) AWS Engineer
15 176 (4.37%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
16 172 (4.27%) VMware Engineer
17 167 (4.14%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (3.18%) Web Services
2 42 (1.04%) Middleware
3 40 (0.99%) .NET
4 36 (0.89%) LDAP
5 33 (0.82%) JSON
6 23 (0.57%) HTML
7 22 (0.55%) Elastic Stack
7 22 (0.55%) Kafka
8 20 (0.50%) LAMP
8 20 (0.50%) LEMP Stack
9 18 (0.45%) Node.js
10 17 (0.42%) CSS
10 17 (0.42%) RabbitMQ
10 17 (0.42%) Software Packaging
11 15 (0.37%) Velocity
12 12 (0.30%) COM
13 11 (0.27%) WSH
14 10 (0.25%) jQuery
15 9 (0.22%) REST
15 9 (0.22%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 560 (13.90%) Data Centre
2 223 (5.53%) Analytical Skills
3 172 (4.27%) Management Information System
4 145 (3.60%) Clustering
5 130 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
6 120 (2.98%) Public Cloud
7 96 (2.38%) Fintech
7 96 (2.38%) Replication
8 95 (2.36%) Hybrid Cloud
9 74 (1.84%) Driving Licence
10 59 (1.46%) EMC VNX
11 53 (1.32%) Data Protection Act
11 53 (1.32%) PKI
12 51 (1.27%) Private Cloud
13 48 (1.19%) Hedge funds
14 44 (1.09%) Fat Client
14 44 (1.09%) Thin Client
15 42 (1.04%) Enterprise Storage
16 32 (0.79%) Linux Command Line
17 29 (0.72%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2,482 (61.60%) Windows
2 1,586 (39.36%) Windows Server
3 1,059 (26.28%) Linux
4 667 (16.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 464 (11.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 348 (8.64%) Windows 10
7 203 (5.04%) Unix
8 188 (4.67%) Windows 7
9 142 (3.52%) CentOS
10 134 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 105 (2.61%) Windows Server 2003
12 100 (2.48%) Ubuntu
13 58 (1.44%) Windows 8
14 50 (1.24%) Windows XP
15 49 (1.22%) Mac OS
16 47 (1.17%) Apple iOS
17 29 (0.72%) AIX
18 27 (0.67%) Debian
19 18 (0.45%) Android
20 17 (0.42%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 855 (21.22%) ITIL
2 646 (16.03%) DevOps
3 520 (12.91%) Agile Software Development
4 407 (10.10%) Problem-Solving
5 320 (7.94%) Disaster Recovery
6 311 (7.72%) Migration
7 307 (7.62%) Configuration Management
8 245 (6.08%) High Availability
9 230 (5.71%) Mentoring
10 222 (5.51%) Continuous Integration
11 188 (4.67%) Service Management
12 178 (4.42%) Service Delivery
12 178 (4.42%) Software Engineering
13 172 (4.27%) Continuous Improvement
14 149 (3.70%) Load Balancing
15 147 (3.65%) Change Management
16 145 (3.60%) Server Management
17 143 (3.55%) Business Continuity
18 142 (3.52%) Cybersecurity
18 142 (3.52%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 981 (24.35%) PowerShell
2 512 (12.71%) SQL
3 450 (11.17%) Python
4 295 (7.32%) Bash Shell
5 152 (3.77%) Ruby
6 117 (2.90%) Java
7 96 (2.38%) Perl
8 95 (2.36%) PHP
9 75 (1.86%) Go
10 65 (1.61%) C
10 65 (1.61%) JavaScript
11 62 (1.54%) VBScript
12 58 (1.44%) C#
13 50 (1.24%) C++
13 50 (1.24%) Shell Script
14 18 (0.45%) Clojure
14 18 (0.45%) T-SQL
15 17 (0.42%) MATLAB
15 17 (0.42%) VB
16 13 (0.32%) Lua
Qualifications
1 500 (12.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 361 (8.96%) MCSE
3 315 (7.82%) Cisco Certification
4 282 (7.00%) Degree
4 282 (7.00%) Security Cleared
5 248 (6.16%) CCNA
6 237 (5.88%) MCSA
7 162 (4.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 132 (3.28%) DV Cleared
9 126 (3.13%) SC Cleared
10 107 (2.66%) CCNP
11 96 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
12 83 (2.06%) MCP
13 73 (1.81%) Citrix Certification
14 69 (1.71%) MCITP
15 59 (1.46%) CISSP
16 47 (1.17%) CCIE
17 43 (1.07%) CCA
18 38 (0.94%) AWS Certification
19 36 (0.89%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 211 (5.24%) SLA
2 124 (3.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 57 (1.41%) PCI DSS
4 56 (1.39%) Cyber Essentials
5 55 (1.37%) GDPR
6 38 (0.94%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 38 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 38 (0.94%) PMO
7 24 (0.60%) QA
8 9 (0.22%) ISO 9000
9 7 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 6 (0.15%) ISO 9001
11 4 (0.099%) Data Quality
11 4 (0.099%) PSD2
12 3 (0.074%) Disclosure Scotland
12 3 (0.074%) RMADS
12 3 (0.074%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 2 (0.050%) COBIT
13 2 (0.050%) ISO 22301
14 1 (0.025%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 1,768 (43.88%) Active Directory
2 1,190 (29.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 972 (24.13%) Hyper-V
4 298 (7.40%) vSphere
5 294 (7.30%) Docker
6 256 (6.35%) VMware ESXi
7 253 (6.28%) XenApp
8 161 (4.00%) XenDesktop
9 107 (2.66%) Virtual Servers
10 103 (2.56%) Virtual Machines
11 77 (1.91%) Microsoft App-V
12 45 (1.12%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 45 (1.12%) Virtual Desktop
13 37 (0.92%) Firmware
14 34 (0.84%) BitLocker
15 26 (0.65%) VMware NSX
16 24 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 23 (0.57%) Xen
18 22 (0.55%) NFS
19 21 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 629 (15.61%) SCCM
2 368 (9.13%) Ansible
3 362 (8.98%) Puppet
4 265 (6.58%) Terraform
5 227 (5.63%) Kubernetes
6 226 (5.61%) Opscode Chef
7 210 (5.21%) SCOM
8 121 (3.00%) WSUS
9 98 (2.43%) vCenter Server
10 95 (2.36%) Nagios
11 88 (2.18%) SCVMM
12 69 (1.71%) Microsoft Intune
13 59 (1.46%) Failover Clustering
14 54 (1.34%) SCOrch
15 52 (1.29%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
16 51 (1.27%) Backup Exec
17 40 (0.99%) Norton AntiVirus
18 39 (0.97%) Salt
19 36 (0.89%) Microsoft Clustering
19 36 (0.89%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 1,926 (47.80%) VMware
2 1,752 (43.48%) Microsoft
3 937 (23.26%) Cisco
4 649 (16.11%) Citrix
5 391 (9.70%) HP
6 222 (5.51%) Veeam
7 202 (5.01%) Dell
8 194 (4.82%) NetApp
9 160 (3.97%) Red Hat
10 140 (3.47%) EMC
11 139 (3.45%) Juniper
12 113 (2.80%) Google
13 107 (2.66%) F5
14 103 (2.56%) SolarWinds
15 97 (2.41%) IBM
16 89 (2.21%) CheckPoint
17 88 (2.18%) Oracle
18 86 (2.13%) Symantec
19 78 (1.94%) Meraki
20 77 (1.91%) Splunk