Period
to 27 May 2020

The median annual salary for an Infrastructure Manager was £61,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 27 May 2020.

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
27 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 533 551 510
Rank change year-on-year +18 -41 -32
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Manager 386 713 937
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.42% 0.50% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.52% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 324 646 833
Median annual salary £61,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.67% +9.09% -
10th Percentile £44,475 £42,500 £40,000
90th Percentile £88,375 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +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 86,602 138,216 166,036
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.23% 96.02% 96.37%
Number of salaries quoted 69,471 109,780 134,896
Median annual salary £53,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,375 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Infrastructure Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Manager in the UK

Infrastructure Manager
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Infrastructure Manager.

Salary trend for Infrastructure Manager in the UK

Infrastructure Manager
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Infrastructure Manager over the 6 months to 27 May 2020.

Salary histogram for Infrastructure Manager in the UK

Infrastructure Manager
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 Manager within the UK over the 6 months to 27 May 2020. 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 +9 366 £61,250 +2.08% 18
UK excluding London +10 215 £57,500 +4.55% 15
London +55 166 £67,500 +3.05% 4
South East +25 72 £60,000 +4.35% 5
North of England +73 57 £52,500 +5.00% 3
Midlands +35 49 £62,500 +8.70% 1
North West +65 39 £55,000 +10.00%
West Midlands +38 38 £62,500 +8.70%
Work from Home +22 19 £57,500 +12.75% 2
East of England +50 13 £48,125 -19.79% 3
South West +68 12 £50,000 +1.52% 2
East Midlands +36 11 £61,000 +22.00% 1
North East +15 10 £45,000 -28.41% 3
Yorkshire +74 8 £47,500 -2.06%
Scotland +60 7 £55,000 +12.82%
Wales +8 7 £40,000 -15.79% 1

Infrastructure Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 2020, 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.

1 130 (33.68%) Project Management
2 121 (31.35%) Finance
3 101 (26.17%) Microsoft
4 99 (25.65%) Windows
5 97 (25.13%) Data Centre
6 90 (23.32%) VMware
7 85 (22.02%) Agile Software Development
8 83 (21.50%) Azure
9 74 (19.17%) Cisco
10 73 (18.91%) Problem-Solving
11 70 (18.13%) Office 365
12 65 (16.84%) Project Delivery
13 62 (16.06%) Stakeholder Management
14 61 (15.80%) VMware Infrastructure
15 59 (15.28%) PRINCE2
16 57 (14.77%) ITIL
17 55 (14.25%) Migration
18 51 (13.21%) WAN
19 48 (12.44%) Firewall
20 47 (12.18%) Active Directory
21 46 (11.92%) Windows Server
22 45 (11.66%) AWS
23 43 (11.14%) Line Management
24 40 (10.36%) LAN
25 37 (9.59%) Linux
26 36 (9.33%) Analytical Skills
26 36 (9.33%) Decision-Making
27 33 (8.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
28 32 (8.29%) Citrix
29 31 (8.03%) DevOps

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 16 (4.15%) MS Exchange
2 10 (2.59%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.30%) Confluence
4 4 (1.04%) IIS
5 2 (0.52%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.26%) Apache
6 1 (0.26%) Drupal
6 1 (0.26%) SAS
Applications
1 23 (5.96%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (2.85%) Microsoft Project
3 8 (2.07%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (1.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (1.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.26%) HealthRoster
1 1 (0.26%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 83 (21.50%) Azure
2 70 (18.13%) Office 365
3 45 (11.66%) AWS
4 14 (3.63%) IaaS
4 14 (3.63%) PaaS
5 7 (1.81%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (1.81%) Amazon S3
5 7 (1.81%) AWS CloudFormation
5 7 (1.81%) GCP
5 7 (1.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 6 (1.55%) SaaS
7 5 (1.30%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (1.30%) GitHub
8 4 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.52%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.26%) G Suite
10 1 (0.26%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.26%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 51 (13.21%) WAN
2 48 (12.44%) Firewall
3 40 (10.36%) LAN
4 18 (4.66%) Wi-Fi
5 17 (4.40%) SAN
6 15 (3.89%) VoIP
7 13 (3.37%) DNS
7 13 (3.37%) VPN
8 11 (2.85%) DHCP
9 10 (2.59%) MPLS
9 10 (2.59%) Network Security
9 10 (2.59%) Skype
9 10 (2.59%) Unified Communications
10 8 (2.07%) TCP/IP
10 8 (2.07%) VLAN
11 7 (1.81%) Wireless
12 6 (1.55%) Ethernet
13 4 (1.04%) Internet
13 4 (1.04%) NetScaler
14 3 (0.78%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (4.92%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.59%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (1.04%) MySQL
4 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.26%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.26%) DB2
5 1 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.26%) Power BI
5 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (2.07%) JIRA
2 1 (0.26%) MSI
General
1 121 (31.35%) Finance
2 20 (5.18%) Banking
3 17 (4.40%) Telecoms
4 16 (4.15%) Retail
5 13 (3.37%) Public Sector
6 8 (2.07%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.81%) Advertising
7 7 (1.81%) Games
8 5 (1.30%) Investment Banking
9 4 (1.04%) Back Office
9 4 (1.04%) Law
10 3 (0.78%) Police
11 2 (0.52%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.52%) Legal
12 1 (0.26%) Local Government
12 1 (0.26%) Marketing
12 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.26%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.55%) Middleware
2 2 (0.52%) Web Services
3 1 (0.26%) COM
3 1 (0.26%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 97 (25.13%) Data Centre
2 36 (9.33%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (6.74%) Management Information System
4 14 (3.63%) Public Cloud
5 12 (3.11%) PMI
6 11 (2.85%) Self-Motivation
7 9 (2.33%) Client/Server
7 9 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (1.81%) e-Learning
8 7 (1.81%) Hybrid Cloud
8 7 (1.81%) Virtual Team
9 6 (1.55%) Enterprise Storage
9 6 (1.55%) Life Science
10 3 (0.78%) IVR
10 3 (0.78%) NHS
11 2 (0.52%) Clustering
11 2 (0.52%) Fat Client
11 2 (0.52%) Replication
11 2 (0.52%) Thin Client
12 1 (0.26%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 99 (25.65%) Windows
2 46 (11.92%) Windows Server
3 37 (9.59%) Linux
4 11 (2.85%) Windows 10
4 11 (2.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (1.55%) Unix
5 6 (1.55%) Windows 7
6 5 (1.30%) HPUX
7 4 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.04%) Windows Server 2019
8 2 (0.52%) CentOS
8 2 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.52%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (0.26%) AIX
9 1 (0.26%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.26%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.26%) Solaris
9 1 (0.26%) VMS
9 1 (0.26%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (33.68%) Project Management
2 85 (22.02%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (18.91%) Problem-Solving
4 65 (16.84%) Project Delivery
5 62 (16.06%) Stakeholder Management
6 59 (15.28%) PRINCE2
7 57 (14.77%) ITIL
8 55 (14.25%) Migration
9 43 (11.14%) Line Management
10 36 (9.33%) Decision-Making
11 33 (8.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 31 (8.03%) DevOps
13 28 (7.25%) IT Strategy
13 28 (7.25%) Mentoring
13 28 (7.25%) Programme Management
13 28 (7.25%) Service Delivery
13 28 (7.25%) Service Management
14 27 (6.99%) Information Security
14 27 (6.99%) Infrastructure Management
14 27 (6.99%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (2.85%) PowerShell
2 9 (2.33%) SQL
3 5 (1.30%) Bash Shell
3 5 (1.30%) Python
4 2 (0.52%) C
Qualifications
1 21 (5.44%) PMI Certification
2 17 (4.40%) Degree
3 12 (3.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (3.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 11 (2.85%) PMP
5 10 (2.59%) MCSE
6 8 (2.07%) CIPD
7 7 (1.81%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (1.81%) Security Cleared
8 6 (1.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (1.30%) CCNA
9 5 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (1.30%) SC Cleared
10 4 (1.04%) CISA
10 4 (1.04%) MCSA
10 4 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (0.78%) BICSI RCDD
11 3 (0.78%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.78%) MBA
12 2 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.18%) GDPR
2 15 (3.89%) PMO
2 15 (3.89%) SLA
3 11 (2.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (1.81%) PCI DSS
5 4 (1.04%) QA
6 3 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.26%) COBIT
7 1 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.26%) IASME
System Software
1 61 (15.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 47 (12.18%) Active Directory
3 16 (4.15%) Hyper-V
4 9 (2.33%) Virtual Desktop
4 9 (2.33%) XenApp
5 7 (1.81%) Docker
5 7 (1.81%) vSphere
6 5 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (1.30%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.78%) BitLocker
7 3 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.26%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 1 (0.26%) Shibboleth
8 1 (0.26%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 5 (1.30%) Ansible
1 5 (1.30%) Puppet
2 4 (1.04%) SCCM
3 3 (0.78%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (0.52%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.52%) Terraform
5 1 (0.26%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.26%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.26%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.26%) vCenter Server
5 1 (0.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 101 (26.17%) Microsoft
2 90 (23.32%) VMware
3 74 (19.17%) Cisco
4 32 (8.29%) Citrix
5 20 (5.18%) HP
6 19 (4.92%) Meraki
7 14 (3.63%) McAfee
8 12 (3.11%) Oracle
9 11 (2.85%) CheckPoint
9 11 (2.85%) NetApp
10 10 (2.59%) Brocade
10 10 (2.59%) Riverbed
11 9 (2.33%) Google
11 9 (2.33%) Veeam
12 7 (1.81%) Dell
13 6 (1.55%) EqualLogic
14 5 (1.30%) SaltStack
15 4 (1.04%) Avaya
16 3 (0.78%) Palo Alto
17 2 (0.52%) EMC