Period
to 6 December 2019

The median annual salary for an IT Infrastructure Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 6 December 2019.

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
6 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 803 890 935
Rank change year-on-year +87 +45 +15
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Infrastructure Engineer 258 258 300
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.16% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.17% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 229 229 274
UK median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +20.00% +2.74%
10th Percentile £28,825 £29,950 £28,500
90th Percentile £57,600 £65,000 £58,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% +14.29% -2.78%

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 129,033 155,544 172,995
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.65% 95.88% 96.06%
Number of salaries quoted 103,377 125,123 139,087
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 6 December 2019.

Salary histogram for IT Infrastructure Engineer in the UK

IT Infrastructure Engineer
Top 14 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 6 December 2019. 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 +92 250 £40,000 -11.11% 47
UK excluding London +64 168 £38,000 -5.00% 44
London +91 85 £50,000 +5.26% 6
South East +64 85 £38,000 -8.43% 11
North of England +36 38 £35,000 -17.65% 14
North West +54 21 £35,000 -11.39% 9
South West +10 18 £41,000 +2.50% 2
Yorkshire +27 16 £36,250 +3.57% 5
Midlands +29 14 £37,500 +0.67% 6
East of England +53 10 £37,500 -25.00% 8
East Midlands +26 10 £37,500 +3.45% 3
West Midlands +19 4 £38,000 +2.01% 3
Scotland +15 3 £30,500 -35.79% 2
North East +9 1 £31,000 -57.13%

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

For the 6 months to 6 December 2019, 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.

1 255 (98.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 187 (72.48%) Windows
3 158 (61.24%) Microsoft
4 151 (58.53%) VMware
5 148 (57.36%) Active Directory
6 135 (52.33%) Office 365
7 128 (49.61%) Windows Server
8 104 (40.31%) Azure
9 100 (38.76%) Firewall
10 94 (36.43%) Cisco
11 79 (30.62%) VMware Infrastructure
12 71 (27.52%) Hyper-V
13 69 (26.74%) DNS
14 68 (26.36%) Windows Server 2012
15 66 (25.58%) SAN
16 60 (23.26%) MS Exchange
17 59 (22.87%) ITIL
17 59 (22.87%) PowerShell
18 57 (22.09%) TCP/IP
18 57 (22.09%) DHCP
19 56 (21.71%) Windows 10
20 49 (18.99%) AWS
21 45 (17.44%) VLAN
22 44 (17.05%) Citrix
23 43 (16.67%) WAN
23 43 (16.67%) Linux
24 40 (15.50%) Problem-Solving
25 39 (15.12%) LAN
26 36 (13.95%) SQL
27 35 (13.57%) SharePoint

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 60 (23.26%) MS Exchange
2 35 (13.57%) SharePoint
3 19 (7.36%) Exchange Server 2010
4 17 (6.59%) Exchange Server 2013
5 15 (5.81%) Skype for Business
6 4 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (1.16%) IIS
8 2 (0.78%) Apache
8 2 (0.78%) nginx
9 1 (0.39%) Confluence
Applications
1 18 (6.98%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.39%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 135 (52.33%) Office 365
2 104 (40.31%) Azure
3 49 (18.99%) AWS
4 13 (5.04%) Azure Active Directory
5 9 (3.49%) PaaS
6 5 (1.94%) GCP
7 4 (1.55%) IaaS
7 4 (1.55%) SaaS
8 1 (0.39%) G Suite
8 1 (0.39%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 100 (38.76%) Firewall
2 69 (26.74%) DNS
3 66 (25.58%) SAN
4 57 (22.09%) DHCP
4 57 (22.09%) TCP/IP
5 45 (17.44%) VLAN
6 43 (16.67%) WAN
7 39 (15.12%) LAN
8 25 (9.69%) VoIP
9 24 (9.30%) VPN
9 24 (9.30%) Wireless
10 18 (6.98%) NAS
11 14 (5.43%) IPsec
11 14 (5.43%) OpenVPN
11 14 (5.43%) Skype
12 13 (5.04%) Network Security
13 10 (3.88%) iSCSI
14 9 (3.49%) NetScaler
15 7 (2.71%) IPv6
15 7 (2.71%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (10.85%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.16%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.39%) MySQL
3 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (0.78%) JIRA
1 2 (0.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.39%) Jenkins
General
1 29 (11.24%) Finance
2 16 (6.20%) Back Office
3 13 (5.04%) Aerospace
4 12 (4.65%) Telecoms
5 11 (4.26%) Legal
6 8 (3.10%) Retail
7 5 (1.94%) Public Sector
8 4 (1.55%) Publishing
9 2 (0.78%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.39%) Banking
10 1 (0.39%) Front Office
10 1 (0.39%) Games
10 1 (0.39%) Law
10 1 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.55%) 802.1X
1 4 (1.55%) LAMP
2 1 (0.39%) .NET
2 1 (0.39%) ADSI
2 1 (0.39%) COM
2 1 (0.39%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 34 (13.18%) Data Centre
2 13 (5.04%) Replication
3 7 (2.71%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (2.71%) Driving Licence
4 6 (2.33%) Clustering
5 5 (1.94%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.55%) Fat Client
6 4 (1.55%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.16%) Blog
7 3 (1.16%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.16%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (0.78%) CMDB
8 2 (0.78%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (0.78%) User Experience
8 2 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.39%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.39%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.39%) Mobile Computing
9 1 (0.39%) PKI
9 1 (0.39%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 187 (72.48%) Windows
2 128 (49.61%) Windows Server
3 68 (26.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 56 (21.71%) Windows 10
5 43 (16.67%) Linux
6 26 (10.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (6.59%) CentOS
7 17 (6.59%) Windows 7
8 16 (6.20%) Ubuntu
9 15 (5.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 14 (5.43%) Debian
11 12 (4.65%) Windows 8
12 10 (3.88%) VMS
13 6 (2.33%) Mac OS
14 5 (1.94%) Unix
15 3 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
16 2 (0.78%) Mac OS X
17 1 (0.39%) Android
17 1 (0.39%) Apple iOS
17 1 (0.39%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 255 (98.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 59 (22.87%) ITIL
3 40 (15.50%) Problem-Solving
4 30 (11.63%) Cybersecurity
5 28 (10.85%) Information Security
6 24 (9.30%) Service Management
7 20 (7.75%) Disaster Recovery
8 19 (7.36%) DevOps
9 14 (5.43%) Migration
10 13 (5.04%) Mentoring
10 13 (5.04%) Project Management
11 12 (4.65%) Kalman Filter
11 12 (4.65%) Network Design
11 12 (4.65%) Service Delivery
12 11 (4.26%) Change Management
13 10 (3.88%) Data Management
13 10 (3.88%) ITIL V3
14 9 (3.49%) Agile Software Development
14 9 (3.49%) Project Delivery
14 9 (3.49%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 59 (22.87%) PowerShell
2 36 (13.95%) SQL
3 4 (1.55%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.39%) C
4 1 (0.39%) Perl
4 1 (0.39%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 30 (11.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (11.24%) Cisco Certification
3 22 (8.53%) Security Cleared
4 18 (6.98%) SC Cleared
5 17 (6.59%) CCNA
6 15 (5.81%) MCSA
6 15 (5.81%) MCSE
7 13 (5.04%) CCNP
7 13 (5.04%) Degree
8 8 (3.10%) MCITP
9 4 (1.55%) MCP
10 3 (1.16%) CCA
10 3 (1.16%) CISSP
10 3 (1.16%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (1.16%) MCTS
10 3 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 3 (1.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.78%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.04%) SLA
2 9 (3.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.94%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.16%) QA
5 1 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.39%) GDPR
5 1 (0.39%) GxP
System Software
1 148 (57.36%) Active Directory
2 79 (30.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 71 (27.52%) Hyper-V
4 12 (4.65%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (3.88%) Virtual Servers
5 10 (3.88%) XenApp
6 9 (3.49%) vSphere
7 5 (1.94%) Firmware
7 5 (1.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 4 (1.55%) BitLocker
8 4 (1.55%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (1.16%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (1.16%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.39%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.39%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 32 (12.40%) SCCM
2 9 (3.49%) SCOM
3 8 (3.10%) Ansible
4 7 (2.71%) Microsoft Intune
4 7 (2.71%) WSUS
5 6 (2.33%) Backup Exec
5 6 (2.33%) SCVMM
6 5 (1.94%) Microsoft Clustering
6 5 (1.94%) XenMobile
7 4 (1.55%) NetBackup
8 3 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (1.16%) vCenter Server
9 2 (0.78%) Icinga
9 2 (0.78%) Nessus
9 2 (0.78%) Puppet
10 1 (0.39%) Avamar
10 1 (0.39%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.39%) EMC NetWorker
10 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 1 (0.39%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 158 (61.24%) Microsoft
2 151 (58.53%) VMware
3 94 (36.43%) Cisco
4 44 (17.05%) Citrix
5 27 (10.47%) Veeam
6 18 (6.98%) Dell
6 18 (6.98%) Meraki
7 15 (5.81%) NetApp
8 14 (5.43%) HP
9 13 (5.04%) Veritas
10 8 (3.10%) EMC
11 6 (2.33%) Apple
11 6 (2.33%) CheckPoint
11 6 (2.33%) Nimble Storage
12 5 (1.94%) 3PAR
12 5 (1.94%) Google
13 4 (1.55%) Intel
13 4 (1.55%) Juniper
13 4 (1.55%) Oracle
13 4 (1.55%) SolarWinds