Period
to 25 September 2018

The median annual salary for an Infrastructure Manager was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 September 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Infrastructure Manager
UK
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 515 511 448
Rank change year-on-year -4 -63 -77
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Manager 885 952 1,308
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.53% 0.54% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.56% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 734 824 1,083
UK median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.55% -
10th Percentile £42,500 £40,000 £41,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £79,625 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 160,851 169,319 184,843
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.02% 95.98% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 129,634 135,625 155,306
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

Infrastructure Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Infrastructure Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Manager in the UK

Infrastructure Manager
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Infrastructure Manager.

Salary trend for Infrastructure Manager in the UK

Infrastructure Manager
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Manager over the 6 months to 25 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Infrastructure Manager in the UK

Infrastructure Manager
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Manager within the UK over the 6 months to 25 September 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 -22 827 £57,500 - 92
UK excluding London +22 553 £55,000 +4.76% 64
London -8 321 £69,500 +6.92% 30
South East +3 153 £60,000 +2.56% 25
North of England +38 145 £52,500 +5.00% 11
Midlands +33 106 £55,000 +4.76% 12
West Midlands +42 83 £55,000 +4.76% 11
Yorkshire +28 79 £55,000 +11.68% 5
East of England +14 65 £60,000 +18.81% 10
North West +24 62 £46,000 -8.00% 6
Scotland +13 46 £52,500 +10.53% 2
South West +10 37 £50,000 - 4
East Midlands +11 23 £50,000 -4.76% 1
Wales -5 8 £44,250 -6.84%
North East -14 4 £46,250 -19.57%

Infrastructure Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 2018, Infrastructure Manager job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Infrastructure Manager in the job title.

1 382 (43.16%) Project Management
2 259 (29.27%) Windows
3 254 (28.70%) Finance
4 234 (26.44%) PRINCE2
5 208 (23.50%) Data Centre
6 193 (21.81%) Microsoft
7 185 (20.90%) Active Directory
8 176 (19.89%) VMware
9 170 (19.21%) Stakeholder Management
10 161 (18.19%) ITIL
11 153 (17.29%) Microsoft Azure
12 149 (16.84%) Office 365
13 145 (16.38%) Agile Software Development
14 136 (15.37%) Windows Server
15 117 (13.22%) Cisco
16 116 (13.11%) Firewall
17 105 (11.86%) Amazon AWS
17 105 (11.86%) Problem-Solving
18 103 (11.64%) Citrix
19 102 (11.53%) VMware Infrastructure
20 96 (10.85%) WAN
21 93 (10.51%) Linux
22 89 (10.06%) LAN
23 87 (9.83%) SQL
23 87 (9.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 84 (9.49%) Degree
25 83 (9.38%) Service Delivery
26 82 (9.27%) Migration
27 74 (8.36%) SAN
28 68 (7.68%) SQL Server

Infrastructure Manager Skill Set
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 47 (5.31%) MS Exchange
2 31 (3.50%) SharePoint
3 22 (2.49%) Skype for Business
4 16 (1.81%) IIS
5 14 (1.58%) JBoss
6 13 (1.47%) Apache
6 13 (1.47%) WebLogic
7 12 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2013
8 11 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2010
9 9 (1.02%) Confluence
10 8 (0.90%) OpenStack
11 5 (0.56%) Oracle Workflow
12 4 (0.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 4 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2003
12 4 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2007
12 4 (0.45%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.34%) MS Project Server
14 2 (0.23%) MQSeries
14 2 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
15 1 (0.11%) WebSphere
Applications
1 55 (6.21%) Microsoft Project
2 39 (4.41%) Microsoft Office
3 31 (3.50%) Microsoft Excel
4 17 (1.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (1.36%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.11%) Maya
7 1 (0.11%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.11%) Markit EDM
1 1 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (0.11%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 153 (17.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 149 (16.84%) Office 365
3 105 (11.86%) Amazon AWS
4 31 (3.50%) Cloud Computing
5 17 (1.92%) IaaS
6 10 (1.13%) Google Cloud Platform
7 9 (1.02%) PaaS
8 8 (0.90%) SaaS
9 4 (0.45%) Mimecast
10 3 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (0.34%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.23%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 116 (13.11%) Firewall
2 96 (10.85%) WAN
3 89 (10.06%) LAN
4 74 (8.36%) SAN
5 44 (4.97%) TCP/IP
6 41 (4.63%) VPN
7 38 (4.29%) Skype
8 36 (4.07%) DNS
9 31 (3.50%) MPLS
10 29 (3.28%) Unified Communications
11 24 (2.71%) DHCP
12 20 (2.26%) Cisco ASA
12 20 (2.26%) VLAN
12 20 (2.26%) VoIP
13 18 (2.03%) NAS
13 18 (2.03%) Network Security
13 18 (2.03%) Wi-Fi
14 10 (1.13%) Ethernet
14 10 (1.13%) Internet
14 10 (1.13%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (7.68%) SQL Server
2 15 (1.69%) Big Data
3 11 (1.24%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (1.13%) MySQL
4 10 (1.13%) SQL Server 2014
5 7 (0.79%) Oracle Database
5 7 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (0.68%) SQL Server 2016
6 6 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (0.56%) Hadoop
7 5 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (0.45%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (0.45%) Blockchain
9 3 (0.34%) Electronic Patient Records
10 2 (0.23%) KDB
10 2 (0.23%) Kdb+
10 2 (0.23%) QlikView
10 2 (0.23%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.23%) Tick Data
Development Applications
1 16 (1.81%) JIRA
2 3 (0.34%) Git (software)
2 3 (0.34%) Jenkins
2 3 (0.34%) Vagrant
3 2 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.23%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.11%) CA Release Automation
4 1 (0.11%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.11%) Trac
4 1 (0.11%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.11%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 254 (28.70%) Finance
2 68 (7.68%) Banking
3 48 (5.42%) Telecoms
4 36 (4.07%) Legal
5 27 (3.05%) Back Office
5 27 (3.05%) Law
6 25 (2.82%) Retail
7 24 (2.71%) Investment Banking
8 13 (1.47%) Marketing
9 12 (1.36%) Manufacturing
10 11 (1.24%) Advertising
11 10 (1.13%) Financial Institution
11 10 (1.13%) Games
12 8 (0.90%) Publishing
13 6 (0.68%) Front Office
14 5 (0.56%) Electronics
15 4 (0.45%) Billing
16 3 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
17 1 (0.11%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (4.41%) Middleware
2 9 (1.02%) mod_perl
3 6 (0.68%) LDAP
4 5 (0.56%) ADSI
5 4 (0.45%) MAPI
5 4 (0.45%) Web Services
5 4 (0.45%) WSH
6 3 (0.34%) COM
6 3 (0.34%) LAMP
6 3 (0.34%) Node.js
7 2 (0.23%) CGI
8 1 (0.11%) JSON
8 1 (0.11%) REST
8 1 (0.11%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 208 (23.50%) Data Centre
2 48 (5.42%) PMI
3 47 (5.31%) Analytical Skills
4 27 (3.05%) Management Information System
5 25 (2.82%) Replication
6 22 (2.49%) Self-Motivation
7 18 (2.03%) Virtual Team
8 17 (1.92%) Hedge funds
9 12 (1.36%) Private Cloud
10 10 (1.13%) Hybrid Cloud
11 9 (1.02%) Clustering
11 9 (1.02%) Fat Client
11 9 (1.02%) Public Cloud
11 9 (1.02%) Thin Client
12 8 (0.90%) Computer Science
13 7 (0.79%) Client/Server
13 7 (0.79%) EMC VNX
13 7 (0.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 7 (0.79%) Online Games
14 6 (0.68%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 259 (29.27%) Windows
2 136 (15.37%) Windows Server
3 93 (10.51%) Linux
4 64 (7.23%) Unix
5 59 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 49 (5.54%) Windows 10
7 45 (5.08%) Windows Server 2008
8 20 (2.26%) Windows 7
9 18 (2.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 17 (1.92%) Solaris
11 13 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
12 9 (1.02%) AIX
13 8 (0.90%) CentOS
14 7 (0.79%) Windows 8
15 6 (0.68%) Ubuntu
16 4 (0.45%) VMS
17 3 (0.34%) Debian
18 2 (0.23%) Android
18 2 (0.23%) FreeBSD
18 2 (0.23%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 382 (43.16%) Project Management
2 234 (26.44%) PRINCE2
3 170 (19.21%) Stakeholder Management
4 161 (18.19%) ITIL
5 145 (16.38%) Agile Software Development
6 105 (11.86%) Problem-Solving
7 87 (9.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 83 (9.38%) Service Delivery
9 82 (9.27%) Migration
10 54 (6.10%) Decision-Making
11 53 (5.99%) Risk Management
12 52 (5.88%) Waterfall
13 51 (5.76%) Programme Management
13 51 (5.76%) Service Management
14 50 (5.65%) Line Management
15 49 (5.54%) Continuous Improvement
16 47 (5.31%) Change Management
17 45 (5.08%) Coaching
17 45 (5.08%) IT Strategy
18 42 (4.75%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 87 (9.83%) SQL
2 24 (2.71%) PowerShell
3 14 (1.58%) C
4 11 (1.24%) Perl
4 11 (1.24%) Python
5 7 (0.79%) T-SQL
6 5 (0.56%) C#
7 4 (0.45%) Shell Script
7 4 (0.45%) VB
8 3 (0.34%) Bash Shell
8 3 (0.34%) Go
8 3 (0.34%) Ruby
9 2 (0.23%) Java
Qualifications
1 84 (9.49%) Degree
2 67 (7.57%) PMI Certification
3 40 (4.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 33 (3.73%) PMP
5 30 (3.39%) Cisco Certification
6 29 (3.28%) Microsoft Certification
7 28 (3.16%) MCSE
8 21 (2.37%) CCNA
8 21 (2.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 14 (1.58%) CISM
9 14 (1.58%) CISSP
10 13 (1.47%) Security Cleared
11 11 (1.24%) CISA
11 11 (1.24%) SC Cleared
12 10 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
12 10 (1.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 9 (1.02%) CRISC
14 7 (0.79%) CCNP
14 7 (0.79%) ISEB
14 7 (0.79%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (4.86%) PMO
2 22 (2.49%) SLA
3 17 (1.92%) QA
4 16 (1.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (1.81%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.79%) Cyber Essentials
6 6 (0.68%) PMBOK
7 5 (0.56%) GDPR
8 4 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.23%) COBIT
10 1 (0.11%) GxP
10 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 185 (20.90%) Active Directory
2 102 (11.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 62 (7.01%) Hyper-V
4 46 (5.20%) XenApp
5 33 (3.73%) XenDesktop
6 30 (3.39%) vSphere
7 25 (2.82%) VMware ESXi
8 13 (1.47%) Virtual Machines
9 12 (1.36%) Docker
10 8 (0.90%) Virtual Servers
11 5 (0.56%) Virtual Desktop
12 4 (0.45%) KVM
12 4 (0.45%) MetaFrame
12 4 (0.45%) XenServer
13 2 (0.23%) Squid
14 1 (0.11%) Ceph
14 1 (0.11%) Firmware
14 1 (0.11%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.11%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 20 (2.26%) SCCM
2 12 (1.36%) Backup Exec
3 11 (1.24%) Kubernetes
4 9 (1.02%) Puppet
5 8 (0.90%) vCenter Server
6 7 (0.79%) Failover Clustering
6 7 (0.79%) SCOM
7 6 (0.68%) Ansible
7 6 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (0.68%) Terraform
8 5 (0.56%) Microsoft Clustering
9 4 (0.45%) Microsoft Intune
9 4 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (0.45%) Prometheus
10 3 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 2 (0.23%) SCDPM
11 2 (0.23%) vRealize
12 1 (0.11%) Grafana
12 1 (0.11%) Simpana
12 1 (0.11%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 193 (21.81%) Microsoft
2 176 (19.89%) VMware
3 117 (13.22%) Cisco
4 103 (11.64%) Citrix
5 56 (6.33%) Oracle
6 24 (2.71%) CheckPoint
6 24 (2.71%) Veeam
7 19 (2.15%) HP
8 17 (1.92%) EMC
9 16 (1.81%) TOWER Software
10 15 (1.69%) F5
11 14 (1.58%) Dell
11 14 (1.58%) Google
12 13 (1.47%) SAP
13 12 (1.36%) Avaya
13 12 (1.36%) NetApp
14 11 (1.24%) Juniper
15 10 (1.13%) Solace
16 9 (1.02%) Red Hat
16 9 (1.02%) Riverbed