Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for an Infrastructure Specialist was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

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

Infrastructure Specialist
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 961 999 1029
Rank change year-on-year +38 +30 -40
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Specialist 250 223 296
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.12% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.12% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 186 170 255
UK median annual salary £50,000 £43,275 £43,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.54% +0.06% +1.76%
10th Percentile £32,000 £32,438 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,375 £64,900
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,750 £41,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year -0.61% - -3.53%

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 172577 182568 211044
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138473 152713 175380
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

Infrastructure Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Specialist in the UK

Infrastructure Specialist
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Infrastructure Specialist in the UK

Infrastructure Specialist
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Specialist over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Infrastructure Specialist in the UK

Infrastructure Specialist
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Specialist within the UK over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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 +70 237 £50,000 +13.64% 10
London +64 127 £55,000 - 5
UK excluding London +14 117 £40,750 -0.61% 5
East of England +42 37 £32,000 -32.63%
North of England +23 37 £38,000 -13.64% 1
Yorkshire +44 32 £38,000 -2.56% 1
South East +15 20 £47,500 +15.85% 1
Midlands 0 10 £33,743 -15.64% 2
West Midlands -8 9 £34,871 -0.37%
South West +23 7 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Scotland -4 7 £47,500 +46.15%
North West -31 4 £39,750 -10.67%
East Midlands +23 1 £32,346 -27.31% 2
North East +5 1 £27,500 -15.38%

Infrastructure Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, Infrastructure Specialist job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Infrastructure Specialist in the job title.

1 143 (57.20%) VMware
2 140 (56.00%) Windows
3 138 (55.20%) Microsoft
4 117 (46.80%) Active Directory
5 111 (44.40%) VMware Infrastructure
6 93 (37.20%) Windows Server
7 92 (36.80%) Finance
8 64 (25.60%) SAN
9 62 (24.80%) ITIL
10 55 (22.00%) Office 365
11 54 (21.60%) Windows Server 2012
11 54 (21.60%) SQL Server
12 52 (20.80%) Degree
13 51 (20.40%) Firewall
13 51 (20.40%) NetApp
13 51 (20.40%) Microsoft Azure
14 50 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
14 50 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
15 49 (19.60%) SCCM
16 47 (18.80%) IBM
16 47 (18.80%) SQL
16 47 (18.80%) VPN
17 46 (18.40%) Cisco
17 46 (18.40%) Microsoft Certification
18 43 (17.20%) Citrix
18 43 (17.20%) HP
18 43 (17.20%) Linux
19 40 (16.00%) DNS
20 38 (15.20%) SLA
20 38 (15.20%) PowerShell

Infrastructure Specialist 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 26 (10.40%) MS Exchange
2 21 (8.40%) CMS
3 17 (6.80%) Confluence
4 14 (5.60%) SharePoint
5 13 (5.20%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (4.00%) IIS
6 10 (4.00%) Skype for Business
7 6 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (1.60%) Site Server
9 3 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.80%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.80%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.40%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.40%) Mule
11 1 (0.40%) Mule ESB
11 1 (0.40%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 10 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.40%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 55 (22.00%) Office 365
2 51 (20.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (8.80%) IaaS
3 22 (8.80%) PaaS
4 18 (7.20%) Azure Active Directory
5 13 (5.20%) Amazon AWS
6 10 (4.00%) OneDrive
7 5 (2.00%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (2.00%) SaaS
8 4 (1.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 4 (1.60%) Amazon S3
8 4 (1.60%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (1.60%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 4 (1.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.80%) Oracle CX
10 1 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 64 (25.60%) SAN
2 51 (20.40%) Firewall
3 47 (18.80%) VPN
4 40 (16.00%) DNS
5 30 (12.00%) DHCP
5 30 (12.00%) WAN
6 17 (6.80%) DMZ
6 17 (6.80%) TCP/IP
7 14 (5.60%) NetScaler
8 13 (5.20%) LAN
8 13 (5.20%) NAS
9 10 (4.00%) Skype
10 8 (3.20%) HTTP
11 7 (2.80%) Reverse Proxy
11 7 (2.80%) SSL
12 6 (2.40%) Cisco ASA
13 5 (2.00%) Internet
14 4 (1.60%) Intrusion Detection
14 4 (1.60%) MPLS
14 4 (1.60%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (21.60%) SQL Server
2 20 (8.00%) MySQL
3 7 (2.80%) Azure SQL Database
4 6 (2.40%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.60%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (1.60%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.80%) SAP HANA
6 2 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.40%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.40%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.40%) OLAP
7 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (7.20%) Git (software)
1 18 (7.20%) JIRA
2 17 (6.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 17 (6.80%) Octopus Deploy
3 5 (2.00%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (0.80%) AdminStudio
4 2 (0.80%) AutoIt
4 2 (0.80%) InstallShield
4 2 (0.80%) MSI
5 1 (0.40%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.40%) Subversion
5 1 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 92 (36.80%) Finance
2 30 (12.00%) Banking
3 24 (9.60%) Investment Banking
3 24 (9.60%) Retail Banking
4 19 (7.60%) Back Office
4 19 (7.60%) Military
5 13 (5.20%) Publishing
6 6 (2.40%) Law
7 5 (2.00%) Advertising
8 4 (1.60%) Legal
8 4 (1.60%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.20%) Financial Institution
9 3 (1.20%) Retail
10 1 (0.40%) Billing
10 1 (0.40%) Local Government
10 1 (0.40%) Marketing
10 1 (0.40%) Prime Brokerage
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (7.20%) .NET
2 5 (2.00%) Middleware
2 5 (2.00%) Web Services
3 2 (0.80%) SAP Basis
3 2 (0.80%) XMPP
4 1 (0.40%) Hibernate
4 1 (0.40%) ISAPI
4 1 (0.40%) J2EE
4 1 (0.40%) Java EE
4 1 (0.40%) JSON
4 1 (0.40%) RESTful
4 1 (0.40%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.40%) Spring
4 1 (0.40%) Struts
4 1 (0.40%) XML
4 1 (0.40%) XSL
4 1 (0.40%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 32 (12.80%) Data Centre
2 26 (10.40%) Virtual Team
3 20 (8.00%) Clustering
4 19 (7.60%) Client/Server
5 10 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (3.60%) Blackberry
6 9 (3.60%) EMC VNX
7 8 (3.20%) CLARiiON
8 6 (2.40%) Celerra
9 4 (1.60%) EMC VMAX
9 4 (1.60%) Fintech
9 4 (1.60%) iPad
9 4 (1.60%) Replication
10 3 (1.20%) Enterprise Storage
10 3 (1.20%) PKI
10 3 (1.20%) Public Cloud
10 3 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.80%) HP Storage
11 2 (0.80%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.80%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 140 (56.00%) Windows
2 93 (37.20%) Windows Server
3 54 (21.60%) Windows Server 2012
4 50 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 43 (17.20%) Linux
6 25 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 24 (9.60%) Unix
8 22 (8.80%) Windows 10
9 19 (7.60%) Windows Server 2003
10 18 (7.20%) Windows 7
11 4 (1.60%) Apple iOS
12 3 (1.20%) Mac OS
12 3 (1.20%) Solaris
12 3 (1.20%) VMS
12 3 (1.20%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.80%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (24.80%) ITIL
2 34 (13.60%) Incident Management
3 32 (12.80%) Disaster Recovery
4 31 (12.40%) Service Delivery
5 29 (11.60%) High Availability
6 28 (11.20%) Agile Software Development
7 24 (9.60%) Asset Management
7 24 (9.60%) Infrastructure Transformation
7 24 (9.60%) Wealth Management
8 23 (9.20%) Network Management
9 21 (8.40%) Document Management
10 20 (8.00%) Change Management
10 20 (8.00%) Release Management
11 19 (7.60%) DevOps
11 19 (7.60%) Process Improvement
11 19 (7.60%) Root Cause Analysis
12 18 (7.20%) Service Design
13 17 (6.80%) BDD
13 17 (6.80%) Continuous Delivery
13 17 (6.80%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 47 (18.80%) SQL
2 38 (15.20%) PowerShell
3 18 (7.20%) Java
4 9 (3.60%) Shell Script
5 6 (2.40%) VBScript
6 4 (1.60%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.80%) C#
8 1 (0.40%) Perl
8 1 (0.40%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.40%) Python
8 1 (0.40%) VB
8 1 (0.40%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 52 (20.80%) Degree
2 46 (18.40%) Microsoft Certification
3 27 (10.80%) MCSE
4 16 (6.40%) MCSA
5 12 (4.80%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (4.80%) Citrix Certification
6 7 (2.80%) CCNP
6 7 (2.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (2.40%) CCNA
8 3 (1.20%) CISSP
8 3 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.20%) MCITP
9 2 (0.80%) CCA
9 2 (0.80%) CCDP
9 2 (0.80%) MCP
10 1 (0.40%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.40%) MCTS
10 1 (0.40%) NCDA
10 1 (0.40%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.40%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (15.20%) SLA
2 26 (10.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (7.60%) ISO 9001
4 4 (1.60%) GxP
5 3 (1.20%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.80%) GDPR
6 2 (0.80%) ISO 22301
6 2 (0.80%) PA-DSS
6 2 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.80%) SAS 70
System Software
1 117 (46.80%) Active Directory
2 111 (44.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
4 32 (12.80%) vSphere
5 30 (12.00%) XenApp
6 27 (10.80%) XenDesktop
7 24 (9.60%) Hyper-V
7 24 (9.60%) Microsoft App-V
8 17 (6.80%) Docker
9 13 (5.20%) DFS Replication
10 12 (4.80%) XenServer
11 7 (2.80%) iptables
11 7 (2.80%) Xen
12 5 (2.00%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 3 (1.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 3 (1.20%) KVM
13 3 (1.20%) MetaFrame
13 3 (1.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (1.20%) Virtual Servers
14 2 (0.80%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 49 (19.60%) SCCM
2 24 (9.60%) SCOM
3 19 (7.60%) Puppet
3 19 (7.60%) XenMobile
4 15 (6.00%) SCOrch
5 10 (4.00%) WSUS
6 9 (3.60%) Backup Exec
7 7 (2.80%) SCDPM
8 6 (2.40%) EMC NetWorker
9 5 (2.00%) Ansible
9 5 (2.00%) FortiGate
9 5 (2.00%) NetBackup
10 4 (1.60%) Cisco CUCM
10 4 (1.60%) Microsoft Intune
10 4 (1.60%) vCenter Server
11 3 (1.20%) HP Data Protector
11 3 (1.20%) vMotion
11 3 (1.20%) vRealize
12 2 (0.80%) HP SIM
12 2 (0.80%) SafeCom
Vendors
1 143 (57.20%) VMware
2 138 (55.20%) Microsoft
3 51 (20.40%) NetApp
4 47 (18.80%) IBM
5 46 (18.40%) Cisco
6 43 (17.20%) Citrix
6 43 (17.20%) HP
7 29 (11.60%) Red Hat
8 28 (11.20%) Oracle
9 22 (8.80%) EMC
10 20 (8.00%) Dell
10 20 (8.00%) Veeam
11 19 (7.60%) Adobe
11 19 (7.60%) Splunk
11 19 (7.60%) Xerox
12 17 (6.80%) Veritas
13 14 (5.60%) AppSense
14 12 (4.80%) Hitachi
14 12 (4.80%) McAfee
14 12 (4.80%) ServiceNow