Period
to 25 September 2018

The median annual salary for an Infrastructure Support Engineer was £38,000 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 Support Engineer
UK
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 846 819 840
Rank change year-on-year -27 +21 +43
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Support Engineer 318 385 432
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.22% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.23% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 290 330 393
UK median annual salary £38,000 £37,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.33% -1.32% +8.57%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,700 £27,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £51,750 £52,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% -5.41% +8.82%

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 Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Support Engineer in the UK

Infrastructure Support Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Infrastructure Support Engineer in the UK

Infrastructure Support Engineer
Salary Histogram

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

Salary histogram for Infrastructure Support Engineer in the UK

Infrastructure Support Engineer
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 Support Engineer 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 -39 301 £39,750 +6.00% 21
UK excluding London -5 203 £37,500 +7.14% 17
London +8 103 £45,000 +5.88% 5
North of England +30 53 £38,000 +8.57% 7
South East -45 48 £35,000 -6.67% 5
East of England +24 39 £50,000 +14.29% 1
Midlands +31 35 £35,500 +12.70% 2
North West +19 29 £38,000 +18.75% 5
East Midlands +32 27 £35,500 +29.09% 2
South West +8 23 £34,500 +5.34% 1
Yorkshire +24 20 £37,500 +5.63% 1
West Midlands +19 8 £35,000 +11.11%
North East -12 4 £72,312 +112.68% 1
Scotland -9 3 - -
Wales 0 2 £33,300 +4.06% 1

Infrastructure Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 2018, Infrastructure Support Engineer 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 Support Engineer in the job title.

1 299 (94.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 253 (79.56%) Windows
3 208 (65.41%) Active Directory
4 203 (63.84%) VMware
5 188 (59.12%) Windows Server
6 179 (56.29%) Microsoft
7 121 (38.05%) Office 365
8 120 (37.74%) VMware Infrastructure
9 106 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
10 98 (30.82%) MS Exchange
11 91 (28.62%) SAN
11 91 (28.62%) Windows Server 2008
12 89 (27.99%) Windows Server 2012
13 87 (27.36%) PowerShell
14 83 (26.10%) Firewall
15 82 (25.79%) Citrix
16 79 (24.84%) DNS
17 69 (21.70%) Cisco
17 69 (21.70%) WAN
18 66 (20.75%) SCCM
19 65 (20.44%) Finance
20 64 (20.13%) LAN
21 62 (19.50%) Amazon AWS
22 61 (19.18%) ITIL
23 60 (18.87%) Linux
24 59 (18.55%) DHCP
25 57 (17.92%) Hyper-V
26 55 (17.30%) SQL
27 54 (16.98%) TCP/IP
28 52 (16.35%) Problem-Solving

Infrastructure Support Engineer 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 98 (30.82%) MS Exchange
2 36 (11.32%) Exchange Server 2013
3 28 (8.81%) Exchange Server 2010
4 17 (5.35%) IIS
5 12 (3.77%) Skype for Business
6 11 (3.46%) Exchange Server 2007
7 8 (2.52%) Tomcat
8 7 (2.20%) SharePoint
9 5 (1.57%) Apache
10 3 (0.94%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.63%) Confluence
11 2 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.31%) nginx
Applications
1 43 (13.52%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.26%) TRIRIGA
2 2 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.63%) Maximo
2 2 (0.63%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 121 (38.05%) Office 365
2 106 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 62 (19.50%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (5.35%) Azure Active Directory
5 9 (2.83%) GitHub
6 8 (2.52%) SaaS
7 7 (2.20%) IaaS
8 3 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.94%) PaaS
9 2 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.63%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.63%) G Suite
9 2 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.63%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.63%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.31%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 91 (28.62%) SAN
2 83 (26.10%) Firewall
3 79 (24.84%) DNS
4 69 (21.70%) WAN
5 64 (20.13%) LAN
6 59 (18.55%) DHCP
7 54 (16.98%) TCP/IP
8 35 (11.01%) VPN
9 29 (9.12%) VLAN
10 27 (8.49%) VoIP
11 25 (7.86%) Wireless
12 17 (5.35%) Skype
13 11 (3.46%) WLAN
14 9 (2.83%) Cisco ASA
14 9 (2.83%) Internet
14 9 (2.83%) NetScaler
15 8 (2.52%) NAS
16 6 (1.89%) IPsec
16 6 (1.89%) Network Security
16 6 (1.89%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (15.41%) SQL Server
2 23 (7.23%) MySQL
3 10 (3.14%) MongoDB
4 9 (2.83%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (1.26%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (1.26%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (0.94%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.63%) Big Data
7 2 (0.63%) QlikView
8 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 16 (5.03%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (3.77%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.26%) JIRA
3 4 (1.26%) Subversion
4 2 (0.63%) Bitbucket
4 2 (0.63%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.63%) SonarQube
4 2 (0.63%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.31%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 65 (20.44%) Finance
2 25 (7.86%) Telecoms
3 20 (6.29%) Marketing
4 15 (4.72%) Legal
5 14 (4.40%) Manufacturing
6 9 (2.83%) Electronics
7 8 (2.52%) Law
8 7 (2.20%) Advertising
8 7 (2.20%) Banking
9 6 (1.89%) Retail
10 5 (1.57%) Back Office
11 2 (0.63%) French Language
11 2 (0.63%) Front Office
11 2 (0.63%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.31%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.20%) Web Services
1 7 (2.20%) WSH
2 5 (1.57%) .NET
3 4 (1.26%) X-Windows
4 2 (0.63%) COM
4 2 (0.63%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.31%) LAMP
5 1 (0.31%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (0.31%) SOAP
5 1 (0.31%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (7.23%) Clustering
3 17 (5.35%) Hybrid Cloud
4 16 (5.03%) Data Centre
4 16 (5.03%) Enterprise Software
5 14 (4.40%) Self-Motivation
6 10 (3.14%) Public Cloud
7 9 (2.83%) PKI
8 7 (2.20%) Driving Licence
8 7 (2.20%) HP Storage
8 7 (2.20%) iPhone
8 7 (2.20%) Replication
9 6 (1.89%) Computer Science
9 6 (1.89%) EMC VMAX
9 6 (1.89%) EMC VNX
9 6 (1.89%) Hedge funds
9 6 (1.89%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.26%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (0.94%) Fintech
11 3 (0.94%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 253 (79.56%) Windows
2 188 (59.12%) Windows Server
3 91 (28.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 89 (27.99%) Windows Server 2012
5 60 (18.87%) Linux
6 42 (13.21%) Windows 10
7 37 (11.64%) Windows 7
8 16 (5.03%) Windows Server 2003
9 15 (4.72%) Windows 8
10 9 (2.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (1.57%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.94%) CentOS
13 2 (0.63%) AIX
13 2 (0.63%) Android
13 2 (0.63%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.63%) Unix
13 2 (0.63%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 299 (94.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 61 (19.18%) ITIL
3 52 (16.35%) Problem-Solving
4 35 (11.01%) DevOps
5 23 (7.23%) Disaster Recovery
5 23 (7.23%) Mentoring
6 19 (5.97%) Load Balancing
6 19 (5.97%) Server Management
7 18 (5.66%) Migration
8 17 (5.35%) Network Monitoring
8 17 (5.35%) Root Cause Analysis
9 16 (5.03%) Coaching
9 16 (5.03%) Service Management
9 16 (5.03%) Time Management
10 15 (4.72%) Incident Management
10 15 (4.72%) Problem Management
11 14 (4.40%) Agile Software Development
11 14 (4.40%) ITIL V3
12 13 (4.09%) Patch Management
13 11 (3.46%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 87 (27.36%) PowerShell
2 55 (17.30%) SQL
3 27 (8.49%) Bash Shell
4 8 (2.52%) Python
5 7 (2.20%) VBScript
6 6 (1.89%) C#
7 4 (1.26%) Java
8 3 (0.94%) C
9 1 (0.31%) Perl
9 1 (0.31%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (9.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (7.23%) Degree
3 20 (6.29%) MCSE
4 16 (5.03%) MCSA
5 15 (4.72%) CCNA
5 15 (4.72%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (1.89%) CCNP
6 6 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (1.57%) HNC
7 5 (1.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (1.26%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (0.94%) MCITP
10 2 (0.63%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.63%) MCP
10 2 (0.63%) VCAP
11 1 (0.31%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.31%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.31%) CompTIA Security+
11 1 (0.31%) MCTS
11 1 (0.31%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.40%) SLA
2 12 (3.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.94%) GDPR
4 2 (0.63%) ISO 22301
4 2 (0.63%) QA
5 1 (0.31%) PMO
System Software
1 208 (65.41%) Active Directory
2 120 (37.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 57 (17.92%) Hyper-V
4 41 (12.89%) vSphere
5 29 (9.12%) XenApp
6 26 (8.18%) VMware ESXi
7 20 (6.29%) XenDesktop
8 17 (5.35%) Docker
9 12 (3.77%) XenServer
10 10 (3.14%) Virtual Machines
11 8 (2.52%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (0.94%) Terminal Services
12 3 (0.94%) vCloud
13 1 (0.31%) KVM
13 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.31%) NFS
13 1 (0.31%) PowerDNS
13 1 (0.31%) QEMU
13 1 (0.31%) Xen
Systems Management
1 66 (20.75%) SCCM
2 18 (5.66%) vCenter Server
3 17 (5.35%) Ansible
4 16 (5.03%) SCOM
4 16 (5.03%) WSUS
5 15 (4.72%) Puppet
6 12 (3.77%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (2.83%) McAfee ePO
8 8 (2.52%) HP Data Protector
9 6 (1.89%) Failover Clustering
10 5 (1.57%) HP SIM
10 5 (1.57%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 5 (1.57%) Microsoft Intune
11 4 (1.26%) AirWatch
11 4 (1.26%) Single Sign-On
12 3 (0.94%) Backup Exec
12 3 (0.94%) FortiGate
12 3 (0.94%) HAProxy
12 3 (0.94%) SCVMM
13 2 (0.63%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 203 (63.84%) VMware
2 179 (56.29%) Microsoft
3 82 (25.79%) Citrix
4 69 (21.70%) Cisco
5 36 (11.32%) HP
6 27 (8.49%) Dell
7 24 (7.55%) Veeam
8 14 (4.40%) CheckPoint
8 14 (4.40%) McAfee
9 13 (4.09%) 3PAR
9 13 (4.09%) Apple
9 13 (4.09%) EMC
10 10 (3.14%) Atlassian
10 10 (3.14%) Mitel
10 10 (3.14%) NetApp
11 9 (2.83%) Juniper
11 9 (2.83%) Red Hat
11 9 (2.83%) SAP
12 8 (2.52%) EqualLogic
12 8 (2.52%) SonicWALL