Period
to 17 November 2018

The median annual salary for an IT Infrastructure Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 November 2018.

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

IT Infrastructure Engineer
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 902 916 942
Rank change year-on-year +14 +26 +80
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Infrastructure Engineer 253 290 291
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.16% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.17% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 224 261 270
UK median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £36,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% +3.45% +3.57%
10th Percentile £28,500 £28,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £58,750 £50,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year +14.29% -2.78% +2.86%

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 155,234 173,013 183,695
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.88% 95.95% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 124,965 138,802 153,718
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,170 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.80% +1.41% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
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% - +4.94%

IT Infrastructure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Infrastructure Engineer in the UK

IT Infrastructure Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for IT Infrastructure Engineer in the UK

IT Infrastructure Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing IT Infrastructure Engineer over the 6 months to 17 November 2018.

Salary histogram for IT Infrastructure Engineer in the UK

IT Infrastructure 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 IT Infrastructure Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 17 November 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 +9 235 £45,000 +20.00% 45
UK excluding London +6 180 £40,000 +14.29% 37
London +39 69 £47,500 +13.10% 11
South East +10 58 £40,000 +14.29% 8
North of England +19 44 £43,750 +25.00% 6
South West +20 24 £40,000 - 4
East of England +33 20 £50,000 +25.00% 7
Midlands +19 20 £37,500 +15.38% 9
North West +15 18 £39,500 +21.54% 3
Yorkshire +19 17 £35,000 -1.41% 3
West Midlands +35 13 £37,000 - 7
North East -5 9 £72,312 +178.12%
Scotland -15 9 £47,500 -17.39%
East Midlands +12 7 £43,250 +44.17% 2
Wales -11 5 £40,000 +26.98% 3

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 2018, IT Infrastructure 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 IT Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

1 241 (95.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 197 (77.87%) Windows
3 163 (64.43%) Active Directory
4 156 (61.66%) VMware
5 139 (54.94%) Windows Server
6 118 (46.64%) Microsoft
7 89 (35.18%) Firewall
8 80 (31.62%) VMware Infrastructure
9 77 (30.43%) Office 365
10 72 (28.46%) Microsoft Azure
10 72 (28.46%) MS Exchange
11 71 (28.06%) Cisco
12 70 (27.67%) Linux
13 66 (26.09%) ITIL
14 63 (24.90%) DNS
15 58 (22.92%) Windows Server 2012
16 57 (22.53%) SQL
17 51 (20.16%) Hyper-V
18 47 (18.58%) Windows Server 2008
18 47 (18.58%) SQL Server
18 47 (18.58%) VPN
19 46 (18.18%) Citrix
20 45 (17.79%) DHCP
21 41 (16.21%) LAN
22 40 (15.81%) WAN
23 39 (15.42%) SCCM
24 36 (14.23%) Problem-Solving
25 35 (13.83%) Amazon AWS
25 35 (13.83%) TCP/IP
25 35 (13.83%) Service Management

IT Infrastructure 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 72 (28.46%) MS Exchange
2 30 (11.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 25 (9.88%) Skype for Business
4 24 (9.49%) Exchange Server 2013
5 19 (7.51%) SharePoint
6 12 (4.74%) Exchange Server 2007
6 12 (4.74%) IIS
7 9 (3.56%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (1.98%) Apache
9 4 (1.58%) nginx
9 4 (1.58%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.79%) CMS
10 2 (0.79%) Confluence
10 2 (0.79%) JBoss
10 2 (0.79%) WordPress
11 1 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.40%) SAS
Applications
1 22 (8.70%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.19%) TRIRIGA
2 2 (0.79%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.40%) C-CURE
Cloud Services
1 77 (30.43%) Office 365
2 72 (28.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (13.83%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (5.14%) Cloud Computing
5 10 (3.95%) Azure Active Directory
6 8 (3.16%) Google Cloud Platform
7 7 (2.77%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (2.77%) Mimecast
8 6 (2.37%) IaaS
9 5 (1.98%) AWS CloudFormation
9 5 (1.98%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 3 (1.19%) Amazon ELB
10 3 (1.19%) Amazon Glacier
10 3 (1.19%) Amazon S3
10 3 (1.19%) Route 53
11 2 (0.79%) CloudFront
11 2 (0.79%) SaaS
12 1 (0.40%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 89 (35.18%) Firewall
2 63 (24.90%) DNS
3 47 (18.58%) VPN
4 45 (17.79%) DHCP
5 41 (16.21%) LAN
6 40 (15.81%) WAN
7 35 (13.83%) TCP/IP
8 29 (11.46%) SAN
9 21 (8.30%) Wireless
10 19 (7.51%) Skype
11 18 (7.11%) VoIP
12 15 (5.93%) Network Security
13 9 (3.56%) Wi-Fi
14 8 (3.16%) VLAN
15 7 (2.77%) MPLS
16 5 (1.98%) Internet
16 5 (1.98%) IPsec
16 5 (1.98%) iSCSI
16 5 (1.98%) SSL
16 5 (1.98%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (18.58%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.35%) MySQL
2 11 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (2.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (2.77%) SQL Server 2016
4 4 (1.58%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.79%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.40%) Aerospike
Development Applications
1 4 (1.58%) Jenkins
1 4 (1.58%) Subversion
1 4 (1.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.79%) Bitbucket
2 2 (0.79%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.79%) JIRA
2 2 (0.79%) PEAR
2 2 (0.79%) Phabricator
2 2 (0.79%) SonarQube
2 2 (0.79%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.40%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.40%) TeamCity
General
1 22 (8.70%) Finance
2 12 (4.74%) Legal
3 10 (3.95%) Telecoms
4 9 (3.56%) Banking
4 9 (3.56%) Investment Banking
4 9 (3.56%) Manufacturing
5 8 (3.16%) Financial Institution
6 7 (2.77%) Retail
7 5 (1.98%) Automotive
8 4 (1.58%) Back Office
8 4 (1.58%) Publishing
9 3 (1.19%) Marketing
10 2 (0.79%) Law
11 1 (0.40%) Advertising
11 1 (0.40%) Electronics
11 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.95%) Middleware
2 6 (2.37%) Web Services
3 5 (1.98%) 802.1X
3 5 (1.98%) Flash
4 4 (1.58%) LAMP
5 2 (0.79%) .NET
5 2 (0.79%) FreeSWITCH
5 2 (0.79%) LDAP
5 2 (0.79%) LEMP Stack
6 1 (0.40%) Apache Axis
6 1 (0.40%) COM
6 1 (0.40%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 24 (9.49%) Data Centre
2 18 (7.11%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (5.14%) Fintech
4 11 (4.35%) Self-Motivation
5 10 (3.95%) Management Information System
6 9 (3.56%) Data Protection Act
7 8 (3.16%) Clustering
7 8 (3.16%) iSeries
7 8 (3.16%) Mainframe
8 7 (2.77%) Driving Licence
9 6 (2.37%) Private Cloud
10 5 (1.98%) Replication
11 4 (1.58%) AS400
12 3 (1.19%) Video Conferencing
13 2 (0.79%) Computer Science
13 2 (0.79%) Fat Client
13 2 (0.79%) Handset
13 2 (0.79%) Hybrid Cloud
13 2 (0.79%) iPhone
13 2 (0.79%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 197 (77.87%) Windows
2 139 (54.94%) Windows Server
3 70 (27.67%) Linux
4 58 (22.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 47 (18.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 33 (13.04%) Windows 10
7 26 (10.28%) Windows 7
8 20 (7.91%) Unix
8 20 (7.91%) Windows Server 2003
9 19 (7.51%) Windows 8
10 14 (5.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 11 (4.35%) Windows 2000 Server
12 9 (3.56%) Apple iOS
12 9 (3.56%) Ubuntu
13 7 (2.77%) Windows XP
14 5 (1.98%) Android
15 2 (0.79%) CentOS
15 2 (0.79%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.79%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.79%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 241 (95.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 66 (26.09%) ITIL
3 36 (14.23%) Problem-Solving
4 35 (13.83%) Service Management
5 24 (9.49%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (8.70%) IT Strategy
7 19 (7.51%) Disaster Recovery
8 18 (7.11%) Change Management
8 18 (7.11%) Cybersecurity
9 15 (5.93%) Project Management
10 14 (5.53%) Data Protection
10 14 (5.53%) DevOps
10 14 (5.53%) High Availability
10 14 (5.53%) Information Security
10 14 (5.53%) Mentoring
10 14 (5.53%) Server Management
11 13 (5.14%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 12 (4.74%) Analytics
12 12 (4.74%) Coaching
13 10 (3.95%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 57 (22.53%) SQL
2 28 (11.07%) PowerShell
3 9 (3.56%) VBScript
4 6 (2.37%) C#
5 5 (1.98%) Java
6 3 (1.19%) PHP
6 3 (1.19%) Python
7 2 (0.79%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.79%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.40%) Bourne shell
8 1 (0.40%) Korn
8 1 (0.40%) Perl
8 1 (0.40%) Ruby
8 1 (0.40%) VB
Qualifications
1 30 (11.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (9.09%) MCSE
3 16 (6.32%) MCSA
4 15 (5.93%) CCNA
4 15 (5.93%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (5.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 13 (5.14%) Degree
7 11 (4.35%) Security Cleared
8 10 (3.95%) CISSP
9 9 (3.56%) CISM
9 9 (3.56%) MCITP
10 7 (2.77%) CCNP
11 4 (1.58%) CCA
11 4 (1.58%) Citrix Certification
11 4 (1.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 3 (1.19%) MCP
12 3 (1.19%) MCTS
13 2 (0.79%) DBS Check
13 2 (0.79%) SC Cleared
13 2 (0.79%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (7.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (5.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 11 (4.35%) PMO
3 11 (4.35%) SLA
4 8 (3.16%) GDPR
5 2 (0.79%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (0.79%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 163 (64.43%) Active Directory
2 80 (31.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (20.16%) Hyper-V
4 33 (13.04%) XenApp
5 22 (8.70%) Virtual Machines
5 22 (8.70%) vSphere
6 16 (6.32%) Virtual Servers
6 16 (6.32%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 4 (1.58%) Terminal Services
8 3 (1.19%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.79%) Docker
9 2 (0.79%) Dovecot
9 2 (0.79%) Firmware
9 2 (0.79%) iptables
9 2 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.79%) Postfix
9 2 (0.79%) QEMU
9 2 (0.79%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.79%) Xen
Systems Management
1 39 (15.42%) SCCM
2 10 (3.95%) SCVMM
3 7 (2.77%) Single Sign-On
4 6 (2.37%) Microsoft Intune
4 6 (2.37%) NetBackup
4 6 (2.37%) SCOM
4 6 (2.37%) WSUS
5 5 (1.98%) Microsoft Clustering
5 5 (1.98%) Puppet
6 4 (1.58%) AirWatch
6 4 (1.58%) Backup Exec
7 3 (1.19%) Ansible
7 3 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.19%) vCenter Server
8 2 (0.79%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (0.79%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (0.79%) IBM BigFix
8 2 (0.79%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.79%) Proxmox
8 2 (0.79%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 156 (61.66%) VMware
2 118 (46.64%) Microsoft
3 71 (28.06%) Cisco
4 46 (18.18%) Citrix
5 33 (13.04%) HP
6 18 (7.11%) EMC
7 17 (6.72%) Red Hat
7 17 (6.72%) Veeam
8 14 (5.53%) NetApp
9 12 (4.74%) SolarWinds
10 11 (4.35%) Sophos
11 10 (3.95%) CommVault
11 10 (3.95%) Juniper
12 9 (3.56%) Dell
13 8 (3.16%) Avaya
13 8 (3.16%) Google
13 8 (3.16%) Oracle
14 7 (2.77%) Apple
14 7 (2.77%) Symantec
15 6 (2.37%) CheckPoint