Infrastructure Specialist Jobs

Infrastructure Specialist
UK

The median Infrastructure Specialist salary in the UK is £55,000 per year according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months to 27 February 2024.

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

6 months to
27 Feb 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 656 933 1026
Rank change year-on-year +277 +93 -239
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Specialist 169 70 117
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.063% 0.084%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.067% 0.088%
Number of salaries quoted 114 57 79
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,150 £35,750
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
75th Percentile £62,875 £65,250 £60,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £71,000 £81,600
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% +13.64% -2.22%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 74,467 104,389 133,620
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.88% 94.01% 95.58%
Number of salaries quoted 55,959 65,552 83,161
10th Percentile £28,559 £32,750 £32,000
25th Percentile £39,420 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.33% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £73,750 £82,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

Infrastructure Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Specialist in the UK

Infrastructure Specialist
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Infrastructure Specialist in the UK

Infrastructure Specialist
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Infrastructure Specialist over the 6 months to 27 February 2024.

Salary histogram for Infrastructure Specialist in the UK

Infrastructure Specialist
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 Specialist within the UK over the 6 months to 27 February 2024. 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
Jobs
UK excluding London +210 145 £55,000 +10.00% 17
England +277 143 £55,000 +4.76% 22
North of England +127 60 £55,000 +23.60% 8
Work from Home +174 52 £55,000 -12.00% 6
South East +105 33 £55,000 +17.02% 2
Yorkshire +114 24 £55,000 +31.74% 5
South West +35 21 £30,385 -43.73% 4
North East +21 21 - - 3
London +193 19 £57,500 -2.13% 5
North West +55 15 £50,000 -4.76% 1
Midlands +72 14 £41,500 -33.06% 2
West Midlands +80 11 £41,500 -33.06% 2
Northern Ireland - 6 £65,000 -
Wales - 6 £41,598 -
Scotland - 5 £47,557 - 1
East Midlands - 1 £65,000 -

Infrastructure Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities

For the 6 months to 27 February 2024, Infrastructure Specialist job roles required the following skills and capabilities in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Infrastructure Specialist in the job title.

1 61 (36.09%) Windows
2 50 (29.59%) Microsoft
2 50 (29.59%) Active Directory
2 50 (29.59%) Azure
3 49 (28.99%) Windows Server
4 48 (28.40%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 33 (19.53%) Security Cleared
6 31 (18.34%) Microsoft 365
6 31 (18.34%) ITIL
7 28 (16.57%) VMware
7 28 (16.57%) Self-Motivation
7 28 (16.57%) Windows Server 2016
8 27 (15.98%) Oracle
9 26 (15.38%) CSS
9 26 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
10 25 (14.79%) SCCM
11 23 (13.61%) Service Management
11 23 (13.61%) Social Skills
12 21 (12.43%) Customer Service
12 21 (12.43%) Finance
12 21 (12.43%) Windows 10
13 20 (11.83%) Problem-Solving
13 20 (11.83%) SAN
14 19 (11.24%) DV Cleared
14 19 (11.24%) Windows Server 2019
15 18 (10.65%) Sysprep
15 18 (10.65%) Deployment Automation
15 18 (10.65%) Degree
15 18 (10.65%) WSUS
15 18 (10.65%) Firmware

Infrastructure Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (4.73%) Microsoft Exchange
2 6 (3.55%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.59%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 50 (29.59%) Azure
2 31 (18.34%) Microsoft 365
3 17 (10.06%) Entra ID
4 13 (7.69%) OneDrive
5 8 (4.73%) AWS
6 4 (2.37%) SaaS
7 3 (1.78%) PaaS
8 2 (1.18%) Power Automate
8 2 (1.18%) Power Platform
8 2 (1.18%) PowerApps
9 1 (0.59%) Azure Monitor
9 1 (0.59%) IaaS
9 1 (0.59%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.59%) Nutanix
9 1 (0.59%) OCI
Communications & Networking
1 20 (11.83%) SAN
2 16 (9.47%) Wireless
3 12 (7.10%) Firewall
3 12 (7.10%) LAN
4 10 (5.92%) DNS
4 10 (5.92%) WAN
5 6 (3.55%) DHCP
5 6 (3.55%) Structured Cabling
6 5 (2.96%) TCP/IP
7 4 (2.37%) VPN
8 3 (1.78%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (1.78%) NAS
8 3 (1.78%) Network Security
9 2 (1.18%) BGP
9 2 (1.18%) Cisco Wireless
9 2 (1.18%) EIGRP
9 2 (1.18%) OSPF
9 2 (1.18%) Unified Communications
9 2 (1.18%) VLAN
9 2 (1.18%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.18%) Power BI
2 1 (0.59%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.59%) Fiddler
1 1 (0.59%) Visual Studio
General
1 23 (13.61%) Social Skills
2 21 (12.43%) Finance
3 8 (4.73%) Law
4 7 (4.14%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.96%) Presentation Skills
5 5 (2.96%) Retail
6 4 (2.37%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 3 (1.78%) Local Government
7 3 (1.78%) Police
8 2 (1.18%) Banking
8 2 (1.18%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.59%) Advertising
9 1 (0.59%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (15.38%) CSS
2 2 (1.18%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.59%) .NET
3 1 (0.59%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.59%) Apache NiFi
3 1 (0.59%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 1 (0.59%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 28 (16.57%) Self-Motivation
2 11 (6.51%) Data Centre
3 10 (5.92%) Driving Licence
4 9 (5.33%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.96%) Mainframe
5 5 (2.96%) Security Operations Centre
6 4 (2.37%) Replication
7 3 (1.78%) Cyber Threat
7 3 (1.78%) Onboarding
7 3 (1.78%) Smart Energy
8 2 (1.18%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.18%) Operational Technology
8 2 (1.18%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.59%) Clustering
9 1 (0.59%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 61 (36.09%) Windows
2 49 (28.99%) Windows Server
3 28 (16.57%) Windows Server 2016
4 26 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 21 (12.43%) Windows 10
6 19 (11.24%) Windows Server 2019
7 18 (10.65%) Windows NT
8 14 (8.28%) Linux
9 5 (2.96%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (1.78%) Kali Linux
10 3 (1.78%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.59%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (28.40%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 31 (18.34%) ITIL
3 23 (13.61%) Service Management
4 21 (12.43%) Customer Service
5 20 (11.83%) Problem-Solving
6 18 (10.65%) Deployment Automation
7 15 (8.88%) Roadmaps
8 12 (7.10%) Cybersecurity
8 12 (7.10%) Disaster Recovery
9 10 (5.92%) Mentoring
9 10 (5.92%) Migration
10 8 (4.73%) Agile
10 8 (4.73%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
10 8 (4.73%) Data Protection
10 8 (4.73%) Network Virtualisation
10 8 (4.73%) Root Cause Analysis
10 8 (4.73%) Threat Intelligence
11 7 (4.14%) Decision-Making
11 7 (4.14%) Project Management
12 6 (3.55%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 13 (7.69%) PowerShell
2 6 (3.55%) VBScript
3 2 (1.18%) Python
4 1 (0.59%) ActionScript
4 1 (0.59%) Bash
4 1 (0.59%) C
4 1 (0.59%) C++
4 1 (0.59%) VB
Qualifications
1 33 (19.53%) Security Cleared
2 19 (11.24%) DV Cleared
3 18 (10.65%) Degree
4 17 (10.06%) SC Cleared
5 6 (3.55%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (2.37%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (1.78%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.18%) CCIE
8 2 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.59%) CCNA
9 1 (0.59%) CCNP
9 1 (0.59%) MCP
9 1 (0.59%) MCSE
9 1 (0.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.73%) GDPR
2 5 (2.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.78%) NIST
4 2 (1.18%) QA
4 2 (1.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.18%) SLA
5 1 (0.59%) Accessibility
5 1 (0.59%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.59%) SOC 2
System Software
1 50 (29.59%) Active Directory
2 18 (10.65%) Firmware
3 16 (9.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (5.92%) Hyper-V
5 5 (2.96%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.78%) Terminal Services
6 3 (1.78%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (1.78%) vSphere
7 2 (1.18%) BitLocker
7 2 (1.18%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.59%) Docker
8 1 (0.59%) OpenSSH
8 1 (0.59%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.59%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 25 (14.79%) SCCM
2 18 (10.65%) Sysprep
2 18 (10.65%) WSUS
3 17 (10.06%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (1.78%) SCVMM
4 3 (1.78%) SELinux
4 3 (1.78%) vCenter Server
5 2 (1.18%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 2 (1.18%) Ansible
5 2 (1.18%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.18%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.59%) Consul
6 1 (0.59%) IBM BigFix
6 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.59%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.59%) PowerCLI
6 1 (0.59%) Progress Chef
6 1 (0.59%) Puppet
6 1 (0.59%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.59%) Terraform
Vendors
1 50 (29.59%) Microsoft
2 28 (16.57%) VMware
3 27 (15.98%) Oracle
4 18 (10.65%) IBM
5 14 (8.28%) Cisco
6 7 (4.14%) Citrix
7 3 (1.78%) NetApp
8 2 (1.18%) Extreme Networks
8 2 (1.18%) F5
8 2 (1.18%) Fortinet
8 2 (1.18%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.18%) Veeam
8 2 (1.18%) Veritas
9 1 (0.59%) Capita
9 1 (0.59%) Infoblox
9 1 (0.59%) Juniper
9 1 (0.59%) Mellanox
9 1 (0.59%) Meraki
9 1 (0.59%) Palo Alto
9 1 (0.59%) SaltStack