The median annual salary for a Infrastructure Specialist was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 March 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 742 760 793
Rank change year-on-year +18 +33  
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Specialist 110 190 161
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.18% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.19% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 88 165 130
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +13.63%  
90% offered a salary of more than £36,050 £37,700 £34,100
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,700 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,938 £40,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +7.34% -6.97%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 82231 100619 103475
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.28% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 68306 84262 84520
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +3.75%  

Infrastructure Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Infrastructure Specialist in the job title.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Infrastructure Specialist in the UK

Infrastructure Specialist
Top 30 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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +4 101 £51,250 +5.12% 5
London +31 38 £61,250 +2.94%
North West -1 16 £45,000 +20.00%
City of London +48 15 £65,000 +8.33%
South East +57 13 £52,500 +16.66% 4
South West -9 11 £40,382 +2.43% 1
West Midlands +34 10 £40,000 +1.26%
Wiltshire -16 9 £47,691 +20.98%
Swindon -19 9 £47,691 +20.98%
Birmingham +26 7 £40,000 -22.33%
East Midlands +6 7 £42,500 +13.33%
Berkshire +42 6 £52,500 -4.54% 1
Yorkshire +39 6 £43,000 +7.50%
West Yorkshire - 6 £43,000 -
Manchester -29 5 - -
Cheshire - 5 £45,000 -
Lancashire - 4 £32,500 -
Leeds - 4 £43,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 4 £42,500 -
Maidenhead - 4 £52,500 -
Burnley - 4 £32,500 -
Nottingham - 4 £42,500 -
Surrey +40 3 £51,250 +7.89%
Hampshire +20 3 - - 1
Cobham - 3 £51,250 -
Warrington - 3 £45,000 -
Reading +34 2 £135,000 +154.71% 1
Scotland +12 2 £32,500 -31.57%
Derbyshire +8 2 £42,875 +14.33%
Liverpool - 2 £46,250 -

Infrastructure Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 134 (60.63%) Windows
2 105 (47.51%) VMware
3 101 (45.70%) Active Directory
4 99 (44.80%) Microsoft
5 83 (37.56%) Windows Server
6 68 (30.77%) Linux
7 56 (25.34%) SAN
8 54 (24.43%) VMware Infrastructure
9 51 (23.08%) Citrix
10 44 (19.91%) Finance
11 43 (19.46%) SQL Server
11 43 (19.46%) MS Exchange
12 39 (17.65%) NetApp
13 38 (17.19%) Cisco
13 38 (17.19%) ITIL
14 35 (15.84%) Data Centre
15 31 (14.03%) Disaster Recovery
16 30 (13.57%) PowerShell
17 29 (13.12%) Firewall
17 29 (13.12%) MS Excel
17 29 (13.12%) Office 365
18 28 (12.67%) Windows Server 2012
18 28 (12.67%) SCCM
19 27 (12.22%) LAN
20 26 (11.76%) High Availability
20 26 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
21 25 (11.31%) Problem Management
21 25 (11.31%) Windows Server 2008
22 24 (10.86%) DNS
22 24 (10.86%) Unix

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 43 (19.46%) MS Exchange
2 15 (6.79%) SharePoint
3 14 (6.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 12 (5.43%) Skype for Business
5 10 (4.52%) IIS
6 8 (3.62%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.45%) Apache
8 1 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.45%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.45%) JBoss
8 1 (0.45%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.45%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (0.45%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.45%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.45%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.45%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 29 (13.12%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.36%) MS Project
3 1 (0.45%) MS Office
3 1 (0.45%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.36%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 29 (13.12%) Office 365
2 22 (9.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (4.52%) IaaS
4 7 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (2.71%) PaaS
6 2 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.90%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.45%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 56 (25.34%) SAN
2 29 (13.12%) Firewall
3 27 (12.22%) LAN
4 24 (10.86%) DNS
5 19 (8.60%) DHCP
6 17 (7.69%) WAN
7 13 (5.88%) Skype
7 13 (5.88%) VLAN
8 12 (5.43%) VoIP
9 10 (4.52%) NAS
10 9 (4.07%) Internet
10 9 (4.07%) Multicast
10 9 (4.07%) Network Security
11 6 (2.71%) NetScaler
11 6 (2.71%) VPN
12 5 (2.26%) Wireless
13 4 (1.81%) TCP/IP
14 3 (1.36%) Ethernet
15 2 (0.90%) PBX
15 2 (0.90%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (19.46%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.52%) Oracle Database
3 9 (4.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (4.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (2.26%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (1.36%) DB2
6 1 (0.45%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.45%) Big Data
6 1 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.45%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (0.45%) Vagrant
General
1 44 (19.91%) Finance
2 7 (3.17%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.26%) Banking
3 5 (2.26%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.81%) Retail
5 2 (0.90%) Aerospace
5 2 (0.90%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.45%) Advertising
6 1 (0.45%) Legal
6 1 (0.45%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.81%) Middleware
2 3 (1.36%) POSIX
2 3 (1.36%) Web Services
3 2 (0.90%) .NET
4 1 (0.45%) CSS
4 1 (0.45%) HTML
4 1 (0.45%) J2EE
4 1 (0.45%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 35 (15.84%) Data Centre
2 23 (10.41%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (6.79%) CMDB
4 10 (4.52%) HACMP
5 9 (4.07%) Clustering
5 9 (4.07%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (3.17%) PKI
7 6 (2.71%) NHS
7 6 (2.71%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (2.26%) Fintech
9 4 (1.81%) EMC VNX
10 3 (1.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (1.36%) Online Banking
11 2 (0.90%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.90%) Computer Science
11 2 (0.90%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (0.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 2 (0.90%) EMC VMAX
11 2 (0.90%) EMC VNXe
11 2 (0.90%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 134 (60.63%) Windows
2 83 (37.56%) Windows Server
3 68 (30.77%) Linux
4 28 (12.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (11.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 24 (10.86%) Unix
7 16 (7.24%) AIX
8 14 (6.33%) Solaris
9 11 (4.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (4.98%) Windows 7
10 8 (3.62%) Windows 10
11 6 (2.71%) OpenVMS
11 6 (2.71%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (1.81%) CentOS
12 4 (1.81%) HPUX
12 4 (1.81%) Mac OS
13 3 (1.36%) SUSE
14 1 (0.45%) Android
14 1 (0.45%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (17.19%) ITIL
2 31 (14.03%) Disaster Recovery
3 26 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
3 26 (11.76%) High Availability
4 25 (11.31%) Problem Management
5 22 (9.95%) Service Management
6 21 (9.50%) Line Management
7 20 (9.05%) Service Delivery
8 16 (7.24%) Migration
9 15 (6.79%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (5.88%) DevOps
11 11 (4.98%) ITIL V3
11 11 (4.98%) ITSM
12 9 (4.07%) Performance Tuning
13 8 (3.62%) Change Management
13 8 (3.62%) Data Protection
13 8 (3.62%) PRINCE2
14 7 (3.17%) Incident Management
14 7 (3.17%) Information Security
14 7 (3.17%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (13.57%) PowerShell
2 22 (9.95%) SQL
3 7 (3.17%) Perl
4 5 (2.26%) Python
5 4 (1.81%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.36%) AWK
6 3 (1.36%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.36%) Java
6 3 (1.36%) Korn
6 3 (1.36%) sed
7 1 (0.45%) C#
7 1 (0.45%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.45%) Ruby
7 1 (0.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (8.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (3.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 7 (3.17%) MCSA
4 6 (2.71%) Degree
4 6 (2.71%) MCSE
5 5 (2.26%) Citrix Certification
6 4 (1.81%) CCA
7 3 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.36%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (0.90%) CCNA
8 2 (0.90%) CEH
8 2 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.90%) MCITP
8 2 (0.90%) MCP
9 1 (0.45%) CCNP
9 1 (0.45%) CISSP
9 1 (0.45%) GCIA
9 1 (0.45%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.45%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.45%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 101 (45.70%) Active Directory
2 54 (24.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (9.95%) Hyper-V
4 8 (3.62%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (3.17%) XenApp
6 6 (2.71%) XenDesktop
7 5 (2.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 5 (2.26%) VMware ESX
7 5 (2.26%) vSphere
8 4 (1.81%) Firmware
8 4 (1.81%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (1.36%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 3 (1.36%) Xen
10 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.45%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.45%) OpenSIPS
11 1 (0.45%) vCloud
11 1 (0.45%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.45%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 28 (12.67%) SCCM
2 10 (4.52%) SCOM
3 8 (3.62%) Puppet
4 7 (3.17%) Red Hat Satellite
5 4 (1.81%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 4 (1.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (1.81%) Tivoli
6 3 (1.36%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (1.36%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 3 (1.36%) Tivoli Configuration Manager
6 3 (1.36%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 3 (1.36%) Tivoli NetView
6 3 (1.36%) WSUS
7 2 (0.90%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (0.90%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (0.90%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.90%) QRadar
8 1 (0.45%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.45%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 105 (47.51%) VMware
2 99 (44.80%) Microsoft
3 51 (23.08%) Citrix
4 39 (17.65%) NetApp
5 38 (17.19%) Cisco
6 17 (7.69%) Oracle
7 13 (5.88%) Red Hat
8 12 (5.43%) EMC
8 12 (5.43%) HP
8 12 (5.43%) Veritas
9 8 (3.62%) CommVault
10 7 (3.17%) Dell
11 6 (2.71%) Brocade
12 5 (2.26%) CheckPoint
12 5 (2.26%) Juniper
12 5 (2.26%) LANDesk
12 5 (2.26%) Nimble Storage
12 5 (2.26%) Sun
12 5 (2.26%) Veeam
13 4 (1.81%) 3PAR
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