Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for an Infrastructure Support Specialist was £41,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

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

Infrastructure Support Specialist
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1163 1190 1261
Rank change year-on-year +27 +71 +12
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Support Specialist 26 29 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.014% 0.016% 0.023%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.015% 0.016% 0.024%
Number of salaries quoted 17 25 46
UK median annual salary £41,500 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.67% - -3.85%
10th Percentile £32,250 £33,500 £27,188
90th Percentile £70,000 £60,000 £51,161
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £36,750 £37,500
% change year-on-year +2.04% -2.00% -3.85%

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 172189 180467 210956
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.78% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138171 151048 175187
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +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 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

Infrastructure Support Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Support Specialist in the UK

Infrastructure Support Specialist
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Infrastructure Support Specialist in the UK

Infrastructure Support Specialist
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Support Specialist over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Infrastructure Support Specialist in the UK

Infrastructure Support Specialist
Top 11 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Support Specialist within the UK over the 6 months to 20 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 +44 26 £41,500 +10.67%
UK excluding London +31 16 £37,500 +2.04%
North of England +14 10 £27,500 -29.49%
London -4 10 £57,500 +49.35%
Yorkshire +13 8 - -
South East +38 3 £40,000 +37.93%
East of England +4 3 £37,500 -21.05%
Midlands +12 1 £27,500 -21.43%
West Midlands +7 1 £27,500 -21.43%
North West -10 1 £41,500 +12.93%
North East - 1 £27,500 -

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Infrastructure Support 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 Support Specialist in the job title.

1 16 (61.54%) Finance
1 16 (61.54%) Windows
2 14 (53.85%) ITIL
2 14 (53.85%) Windows Server
3 13 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 12 (46.15%) Active Directory
5 11 (42.31%) VMware
6 9 (34.62%) Release Management
6 9 (34.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (34.62%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (34.62%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (30.77%) Root Cause Analysis
7 8 (30.77%) Linux
7 8 (30.77%) Service Design
8 6 (23.08%) SQL
8 6 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (23.08%) Change Management
8 6 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (19.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (19.23%) Office 365
9 5 (19.23%) ITIL V3
9 5 (19.23%) Firewall
9 5 (19.23%) Red Hat
10 4 (15.38%) HP
10 4 (15.38%) DNS
10 4 (15.38%) MCSE
10 4 (15.38%) Financial Institution
10 4 (15.38%) Hitachi
10 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
10 4 (15.38%) Problem Management

Infrastructure Support 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 2 (7.69%) IIS
2 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (3.85%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.85%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (3.85%) Site Server
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (19.23%) Office 365
2 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (7.69%) SaaS
4 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (19.23%) Firewall
2 4 (15.38%) DNS
3 2 (7.69%) SAN
3 2 (7.69%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.85%) DHCP
4 1 (3.85%) HTTP
4 1 (3.85%) Internet
4 1 (3.85%) NAS
4 1 (3.85%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (3.85%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (3.85%) SSL
4 1 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.85%) Blockchain
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 16 (61.54%) Finance
2 4 (15.38%) Banking
2 4 (15.38%) Financial Institution
3 3 (11.54%) Retail
4 1 (3.85%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) Hibernate
1 1 (3.85%) J2EE
1 1 (3.85%) Java EE
1 1 (3.85%) Spring
1 1 (3.85%) Struts
1 1 (3.85%) XML
1 1 (3.85%) XSL
1 1 (3.85%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Fintech
2 2 (7.69%) Clustering
2 2 (7.69%) HP Storage
3 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Cloud
3 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (3.85%) PKI
3 1 (3.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (61.54%) Windows
2 14 (53.85%) Windows Server
3 9 (34.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (34.62%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (30.77%) Linux
5 5 (19.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (11.54%) Windows 10
7 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
7 1 (3.85%) Unix
7 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (53.85%) ITIL
2 9 (34.62%) Release Management
3 8 (30.77%) Root Cause Analysis
3 8 (30.77%) Service Design
4 6 (23.08%) Change Management
5 5 (19.23%) ITIL V3
6 4 (15.38%) Fault Analysis
6 4 (15.38%) Problem Management
7 3 (11.54%) BCP
7 3 (11.54%) ITSM
7 3 (11.54%) Load Balancing
7 3 (11.54%) Project Management
7 3 (11.54%) Service Management
8 2 (7.69%) Configuration Management
8 2 (7.69%) Migration
9 1 (3.85%) Capacity Planning
9 1 (3.85%) High Availability
9 1 (3.85%) Incident Management
9 1 (3.85%) Information Management
9 1 (3.85%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (23.08%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) Java
2 1 (3.85%) PL/SQL
2 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (15.38%) MCSE
3 2 (7.69%) MCSA
4 1 (3.85%) Degree
4 1 (3.85%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.85%) MCITP
4 1 (3.85%) MCP
4 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) SLA
2 2 (7.69%) GDPR
3 1 (3.85%) GxP
System Software
1 12 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 9 (34.62%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (7.69%) Firmware
5 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.85%) iptables
5 1 (3.85%) UAG
5 1 (3.85%) vSphere
5 1 (3.85%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) SCCM
2 3 (11.54%) Ansible
2 3 (11.54%) FortiGate
2 3 (11.54%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (11.54%) Puppet
2 3 (11.54%) SCDPM
2 3 (11.54%) SCOM
3 1 (3.85%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (42.31%) VMware
3 5 (19.23%) Red Hat
4 4 (15.38%) Hitachi
4 4 (15.38%) HP
5 3 (11.54%) Bloomberg
5 3 (11.54%) Reuters
5 3 (11.54%) Veeam
6 2 (7.69%) Cisco
6 2 (7.69%) Sophos
7 1 (3.85%) Citrix
7 1 (3.85%) Oracle
7 1 (3.85%) Veritas