Period
to 20 January 2019

The median annual salary for an IT Infrastructure Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 January 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
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 890 919 938
Rank change year-on-year +29 +19 +26
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Infrastructure Engineer 228 261 257
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.15% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.16% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 205 247 234
UK median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% +4.17% +2.86%
10th Percentile £30,200 £29,450 £26,075
90th Percentile £65,000 £56,750 £50,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year +21.43% -2.78% +10.77%

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 143,426 166,518 170,931
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.89% 96.18% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 114,631 135,294 142,300
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

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 20 January 2019.

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 20 January 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 +61 214 £45,000 +20.00% 40
UK excluding London +38 165 £42,500 +21.43% 35
London +53 61 £49,000 +2.08% 9
South East +17 54 £45,000 +28.57% 9
North of England +37 36 £42,500 +20.57% 12
South West +30 23 £40,000 +23.08% 2
Midlands +13 23 £40,000 +23.08% 3
East of England +38 17 £50,000 +17.65% 5
Yorkshire +30 17 £35,000 -1.41% 7
West Midlands +31 13 £42,500 +30.77% 2
North West +23 10 £42,500 +21.43% 4
East Midlands +16 10 £37,500 +15.38% 1
North East +20 9 £72,312 +178.12% 1
Scotland +6 7 £47,500 -17.39% 2
Wales -1 5 £40,000 +26.98% 2

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 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.

1 216 (94.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 179 (78.51%) Windows
3 155 (67.98%) Active Directory
4 127 (55.70%) VMware
5 126 (55.26%) Windows Server
6 92 (40.35%) Microsoft
7 85 (37.28%) Firewall
8 70 (30.70%) Linux
9 69 (30.26%) MS Exchange
10 68 (29.82%) VMware Infrastructure
11 66 (28.95%) Office 365
12 64 (28.07%) Cisco
13 62 (27.19%) Windows Server 2012
14 60 (26.32%) Microsoft Azure
15 59 (25.88%) Windows Server 2008
16 54 (23.68%) DNS
17 51 (22.37%) Hyper-V
18 45 (19.74%) DHCP
18 45 (19.74%) ITIL
19 42 (18.42%) Citrix
20 41 (17.98%) LAN
21 39 (17.11%) Service Management
22 38 (16.67%) SCCM
23 37 (16.23%) PowerShell
23 37 (16.23%) WAN
23 37 (16.23%) SQL Server
23 37 (16.23%) SQL
23 37 (16.23%) Windows 10
24 33 (14.47%) Amazon AWS
24 33 (14.47%) Windows 7

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 69 (30.26%) MS Exchange
2 26 (11.40%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 18 (7.89%) Skype for Business
5 11 (4.82%) SharePoint
6 7 (3.07%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (3.07%) nginx
7 6 (2.63%) Apache
7 6 (2.63%) IIS
8 5 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.44%) SAS
Applications
1 20 (8.77%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.88%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.44%) C-CURE
Cloud Services
1 66 (28.95%) Office 365
2 60 (26.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (14.47%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (4.82%) Azure Active Directory
4 11 (4.82%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (3.95%) Mimecast
6 7 (3.07%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (3.07%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (1.32%) Amazon ELB
7 3 (1.32%) Amazon Glacier
7 3 (1.32%) Amazon S3
7 3 (1.32%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (1.32%) Route 53
7 3 (1.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.44%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 85 (37.28%) Firewall
2 54 (23.68%) DNS
3 45 (19.74%) DHCP
4 41 (17.98%) LAN
5 37 (16.23%) WAN
6 24 (10.53%) VPN
7 20 (8.77%) SAN
7 20 (8.77%) TCP/IP
7 20 (8.77%) Wireless
8 19 (8.33%) VoIP
9 15 (6.58%) Network Security
10 14 (6.14%) Skype
11 10 (4.39%) Wi-Fi
12 7 (3.07%) NetScaler
13 5 (2.19%) VLAN
13 5 (2.19%) WLAN
14 4 (1.75%) Cisco ASA
14 4 (1.75%) Internet
14 4 (1.75%) SSL
15 3 (1.32%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (16.23%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.95%) MySQL
3 6 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (2.19%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (1.75%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.44%) Aerospike
6 1 (0.44%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (2.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 6 (2.63%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 23 (10.09%) Finance
2 14 (6.14%) Telecoms
3 9 (3.95%) Banking
4 8 (3.51%) Legal
4 8 (3.51%) Manufacturing
4 8 (3.51%) Marketing
5 7 (3.07%) Financial Institution
5 7 (3.07%) Retail
6 3 (1.32%) Automotive
6 3 (1.32%) Back Office
6 3 (1.32%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.88%) Publishing
8 1 (0.44%) Advertising
8 1 (0.44%) Electronics
8 1 (0.44%) Law
8 1 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.95%) Middleware
2 7 (3.07%) LEMP Stack
3 6 (2.63%) LAMP
3 6 (2.63%) Web Services
4 3 (1.32%) .NET
5 2 (0.88%) Flash
5 2 (0.88%) SailPoint
6 1 (0.44%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.44%) Apache Axis
6 1 (0.44%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 24 (10.53%) Data Centre
2 18 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (5.70%) Fintech
4 10 (4.39%) Management Information System
5 8 (3.51%) Driving Licence
6 7 (3.07%) Clustering
6 7 (3.07%) Data Protection Act
6 7 (3.07%) iSeries
6 7 (3.07%) Mainframe
6 7 (3.07%) Self-Motivation
7 6 (2.63%) AS400
7 6 (2.63%) Marketing Technology
8 4 (1.75%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.88%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.88%) Handset
9 2 (0.88%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.88%) iPhone
9 2 (0.88%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 179 (78.51%) Windows
2 126 (55.26%) Windows Server
3 70 (30.70%) Linux
4 62 (27.19%) Windows Server 2012
5 59 (25.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 37 (16.23%) Windows 10
7 33 (14.47%) Windows 7
8 29 (12.72%) Windows Server 2003
9 23 (10.09%) Unix
10 19 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 17 (7.46%) Windows 8
12 13 (5.70%) Apple iOS
13 6 (2.63%) CentOS
13 6 (2.63%) Windows 2000 Server
14 4 (1.75%) Mac OS X
14 4 (1.75%) Windows XP
15 3 (1.32%) Mac OS
15 3 (1.32%) Ubuntu
16 2 (0.88%) Android
17 1 (0.44%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 216 (94.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 45 (19.74%) ITIL
3 39 (17.11%) Service Management
4 33 (14.47%) Problem-Solving
5 22 (9.65%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (8.33%) High Availability
7 18 (7.89%) Change Management
8 17 (7.46%) DevOps
9 16 (7.02%) IT Strategy
10 14 (6.14%) Information Security
11 13 (5.70%) Analytics
11 13 (5.70%) Continuous Improvement
11 13 (5.70%) Cybersecurity
11 13 (5.70%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 13 (5.70%) Mentoring
11 13 (5.70%) Project Management
11 13 (5.70%) Runbook
11 13 (5.70%) Stakeholder Management
12 12 (5.26%) Coaching
12 12 (5.26%) Remediation Plan
Programming Languages
1 37 (16.23%) PowerShell
1 37 (16.23%) SQL
2 16 (7.02%) VBScript
3 9 (3.95%) Bash Shell
4 7 (3.07%) PHP
5 6 (2.63%) Bourne shell
5 6 (2.63%) Korn
5 6 (2.63%) Perl
5 6 (2.63%) Python
5 6 (2.63%) Ruby
5 6 (2.63%) VB
6 5 (2.19%) C#
6 5 (2.19%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (10.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (7.89%) MCSE
3 12 (5.26%) Degree
3 12 (5.26%) MCSA
4 8 (3.51%) CCNA
4 8 (3.51%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (3.07%) CISSP
5 7 (3.07%) MCITP
6 6 (2.63%) Security Cleared
7 5 (2.19%) MCP
7 5 (2.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (1.75%) CISM
8 4 (1.75%) SC Cleared
9 3 (1.32%) CCNP
9 3 (1.32%) CEH
9 3 (1.32%) CISMP
9 3 (1.32%) CompTIA Security+
9 3 (1.32%) MCTS
9 3 (1.32%) SSCP
10 2 (0.88%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (6.58%) GDPR
3 11 (4.82%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 10 (4.39%) SLA
5 9 (3.95%) PMO
6 2 (0.88%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.88%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 155 (67.98%) Active Directory
2 68 (29.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (22.37%) Hyper-V
4 28 (12.28%) XenApp
5 20 (8.77%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (4.82%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (4.39%) Virtual Servers
8 7 (3.07%) vSphere
9 4 (1.75%) Firmware
10 3 (1.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.88%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.88%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.44%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.44%) Docker
12 1 (0.44%) LXC
12 1 (0.44%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 38 (16.67%) SCCM
2 10 (4.39%) SCVMM
2 10 (4.39%) WSUS
3 7 (3.07%) Puppet
4 6 (2.63%) Ansible
4 6 (2.63%) IBM BigFix
4 6 (2.63%) Kubernetes
4 6 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (2.63%) Terraform
5 5 (2.19%) Backup Exec
5 5 (2.19%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (2.19%) Microsoft Clustering
6 4 (1.75%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (1.32%) NetBackup
7 3 (1.32%) SCOM
8 2 (0.88%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (0.88%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (0.88%) Nessus
8 2 (0.88%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 127 (55.70%) VMware
2 92 (40.35%) Microsoft
3 64 (28.07%) Cisco
4 42 (18.42%) Citrix
5 29 (12.72%) HP
6 19 (8.33%) Red Hat
7 16 (7.02%) SolarWinds
7 16 (7.02%) Symantec
8 14 (6.14%) Ivanti
9 13 (5.70%) NetApp
10 12 (5.26%) Apple
10 12 (5.26%) Juniper
11 11 (4.82%) EMC
12 10 (4.39%) Google
13 9 (3.95%) ServiceNow
13 9 (3.95%) Sophos
14 8 (3.51%) Veeam
15 7 (3.07%) CheckPoint
16 6 (2.63%) NETGEAR
17 5 (2.19%) SonicWALL