Period
to 18 August 2019

The median annual salary for a Senior Infrastructure Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 August 2019.

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

Senior Infrastructure Engineer
UK
6 months to
18 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 579 755 714
Rank change year-on-year +176 -41 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Infrastructure Engineer 609 448 530
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.43% 0.26% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.27% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 545 401 496
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +10.53% -5.00%
10th Percentile £37,500 £39,750 £35,688
90th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £73,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.01% +10.00% -5.26%

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 135,917 163,728 170,335
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.82% 96.17% 96.09%
Number of salaries quoted 108,362 131,910 137,565
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,125 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £78,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Infrastructure Engineer in the UK

Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Senior Infrastructure Engineer in the UK

Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Infrastructure Engineer over the 6 months to 18 August 2019.

Salary histogram for Senior Infrastructure Engineer in the UK

Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Infrastructure Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 18 August 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 +185 581 £55,000 +4.76% 84
UK excluding London +173 442 £50,000 +1.01% 66
London +68 161 £65,000 +1.56% 22
Midlands +98 109 £55,000 +22.22% 6
North of England +63 109 £53,625 +12.89% 16
South West +50 90 £45,000 -10.00% 13
West Midlands +73 87 £55,000 +15.79% 5
South East +60 80 £55,000 +4.76% 17
North West +90 65 £50,000 +17.65% 11
East of England +91 34 £55,000 -6.38% 10
Yorkshire -25 31 £55,000 +17.02% 4
East Midlands +31 22 £47,500 +5.56% 1
North East +31 13 £57,831 +10.15% 1
Wales +8 12 £40,000 -5.88% 4
Scotland +6 9 £70,900 +41.80%
Channel Islands - 1 £65,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 18 August 2019, Senior 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 Senior Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

1 590 (96.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 366 (60.10%) Windows
3 327 (53.69%) VMware
4 310 (50.90%) Microsoft
5 297 (48.77%) Active Directory
6 275 (45.16%) Microsoft Azure
7 236 (38.75%) Office 365
8 229 (37.60%) Windows Server
9 186 (30.54%) Cisco
10 183 (30.05%) VMware Infrastructure
11 176 (28.90%) PowerShell
12 171 (28.08%) DNS
13 156 (25.62%) Hyper-V
14 154 (25.29%) ITIL
15 133 (21.84%) Firewall
16 130 (21.35%) DHCP
17 124 (20.36%) Citrix
18 123 (20.20%) SCCM
19 120 (19.70%) Microsoft Certification
20 113 (18.56%) Data Centre
21 110 (18.06%) Agile Software Development
22 99 (16.26%) Problem-Solving
23 94 (15.44%) Amazon AWS
24 93 (15.27%) MS Exchange
25 91 (14.94%) WAN
25 91 (14.94%) Linux
26 90 (14.78%) MCSE
27 84 (13.79%) SQL
27 84 (13.79%) SAN
28 81 (13.30%) Finance

Senior 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 93 (15.27%) MS Exchange
2 59 (9.69%) SharePoint
3 34 (5.58%) IIS
4 27 (4.43%) Exchange Server 2010
5 15 (2.46%) Apache
5 15 (2.46%) SAS
6 12 (1.97%) Confluence
6 12 (1.97%) SharePoint Server
6 12 (1.97%) Skype for Business
7 9 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.49%) JBoss
9 3 (0.49%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.49%) WildFly
10 2 (0.33%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.16%) CMS
11 1 (0.16%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 19 (3.12%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 275 (45.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 236 (38.75%) Office 365
3 94 (15.44%) Amazon AWS
4 55 (9.03%) Azure Active Directory
5 33 (5.42%) IaaS
6 19 (3.12%) OneDrive
6 19 (3.12%) PaaS
7 15 (2.46%) Google Cloud Platform
7 15 (2.46%) SaaS
8 13 (2.13%) Azure Stack
9 11 (1.81%) Cloud Computing
10 9 (1.48%) Mimecast
11 6 (0.99%) GitHub
12 5 (0.82%) OpenShift
13 3 (0.49%) CloudFront
13 3 (0.49%) Serverless
13 3 (0.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 2 (0.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 2 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
14 2 (0.33%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 171 (28.08%) DNS
2 133 (21.84%) Firewall
3 130 (21.35%) DHCP
4 91 (14.94%) WAN
5 84 (13.79%) SAN
6 75 (12.32%) LAN
7 60 (9.85%) TCP/IP
8 41 (6.73%) VLAN
9 40 (6.57%) VPN
10 37 (6.08%) Network Security
11 33 (5.42%) NAS
11 33 (5.42%) Wireless
12 31 (5.09%) NetScaler
13 29 (4.76%) MPLS
14 28 (4.60%) BIG-IP
15 27 (4.43%) iSCSI
15 27 (4.43%) Remote Desktop
16 24 (3.94%) Skype
17 22 (3.61%) IP Telephony
18 21 (3.45%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (11.33%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.81%) MySQL
3 7 (1.15%) MongoDB
4 4 (0.66%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (0.33%) Big Data
5 2 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.33%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.16%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (0.16%) Power BI
6 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 12 (1.97%) JIRA
2 11 (1.81%) TestRail
2 11 (1.81%) Visual Studio
2 11 (1.81%) Zephyr
3 10 (1.64%) Git (software)
4 8 (1.31%) Jenkins
5 6 (0.99%) Visual Studio Team System
6 4 (0.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (0.66%) MSI
6 4 (0.66%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (0.49%) Artifactory
7 3 (0.49%) Bitbucket
7 3 (0.49%) Gerrit
7 3 (0.49%) GoCD
7 3 (0.49%) Robot Framework
7 3 (0.49%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.33%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.33%) TeamCity
General
1 81 (13.30%) Finance
2 63 (10.34%) Public Sector
3 39 (6.40%) Banking
4 34 (5.58%) Retail
5 24 (3.94%) Telecoms
6 21 (3.45%) Electronics
7 9 (1.48%) Publishing
8 8 (1.31%) Advertising
8 8 (1.31%) Aerospace
8 8 (1.31%) Law
9 7 (1.15%) Games
9 7 (1.15%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.82%) Marketing
11 2 (0.33%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.33%) Front Office
12 1 (0.16%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (2.13%) Software Packaging
2 11 (1.81%) Web Services
3 10 (1.64%) JSON
4 9 (1.48%) RabbitMQ
5 5 (0.82%) FreeSWITCH
6 4 (0.66%) Apache Flex
7 3 (0.49%) WPF
8 2 (0.33%) .NET
8 2 (0.33%) LAMP
8 2 (0.33%) LDAP
8 2 (0.33%) LEMP Stack
8 2 (0.33%) MEAN Stack
8 2 (0.33%) YAML
9 1 (0.16%) 802.1X
9 1 (0.16%) COM
9 1 (0.16%) CSS
9 1 (0.16%) CSS3
9 1 (0.16%) HTML
9 1 (0.16%) HTML5
9 1 (0.16%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 113 (18.56%) Data Centre
2 45 (7.39%) Clustering
3 38 (6.24%) Analytical Skills
4 33 (5.42%) Public Cloud
5 28 (4.60%) Self-Motivation
6 25 (4.11%) Management Information System
7 20 (3.28%) Hybrid Cloud
8 14 (2.30%) Enterprise Storage
9 13 (2.13%) Replication
10 11 (1.81%) Hedge funds
11 9 (1.48%) Fat Client
11 9 (1.48%) Thin Client
12 7 (1.15%) Driving Licence
12 7 (1.15%) User Experience
12 7 (1.15%) Virtual Team
13 6 (0.99%) Linux Command Line
13 6 (0.99%) Private Cloud
14 5 (0.82%) Smartphone
15 4 (0.66%) e-Learning
15 4 (0.66%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 366 (60.10%) Windows
2 229 (37.60%) Windows Server
3 91 (14.94%) Linux
4 79 (12.97%) Windows Server 2012
5 65 (10.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 47 (7.72%) Windows 10
7 27 (4.43%) Windows Server 2003
8 21 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 16 (2.63%) Unix
10 15 (2.46%) CentOS
11 13 (2.13%) Mac OS
12 12 (1.97%) Ubuntu
12 12 (1.97%) Windows 7
13 7 (1.15%) Android
14 6 (0.99%) Data ONTAP
15 5 (0.82%) Apple iOS
16 4 (0.66%) AIX
16 4 (0.66%) Debian
16 4 (0.66%) Windows 8
17 1 (0.16%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 590 (96.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 154 (25.29%) ITIL
3 110 (18.06%) Agile Software Development
4 99 (16.26%) Problem-Solving
5 81 (13.30%) Migration
6 70 (11.49%) Disaster Recovery
7 57 (9.36%) Mentoring
8 51 (8.37%) Continuous Integration
9 48 (7.88%) DevOps
10 44 (7.22%) Continuous Delivery
11 40 (6.57%) Change Management
11 40 (6.57%) Performance Management
12 39 (6.40%) Service Management
13 38 (6.24%) Coaching
14 37 (6.08%) Project Management
15 36 (5.91%) Configuration Management
16 35 (5.75%) Software Engineering
17 34 (5.58%) High Availability
18 31 (5.09%) Load Balancing
19 30 (4.93%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 176 (28.90%) PowerShell
2 84 (13.79%) SQL
3 39 (6.40%) Python
4 31 (5.09%) Bash Shell
5 18 (2.96%) PHP
6 14 (2.30%) JavaScript
7 9 (1.48%) Java
8 7 (1.15%) C
9 6 (0.99%) C#
9 6 (0.99%) Ruby
10 4 (0.66%) Perl
11 3 (0.49%) Go
11 3 (0.49%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.49%) VB
12 2 (0.33%) C++
12 2 (0.33%) VBScript
13 1 (0.16%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.16%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 120 (19.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 90 (14.78%) MCSE
3 65 (10.67%) Cisco Certification
4 59 (9.69%) MCSA
5 54 (8.87%) Security Cleared
6 43 (7.06%) CCNA
7 40 (6.57%) CCNP
8 39 (6.40%) Degree
9 38 (6.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 30 (4.93%) ITIL Certification
11 25 (4.11%) SC Cleared
12 22 (3.61%) DV Cleared
13 17 (2.79%) RHCE
14 16 (2.63%) CCA
15 15 (2.46%) MCP
16 14 (2.30%) Citrix Certification
17 13 (2.13%) CCIE
18 6 (0.99%) CCIE Security
18 6 (0.99%) MCITP
19 5 (0.82%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (7.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (3.28%) Cyber Essentials
3 18 (2.96%) SLA
4 16 (2.63%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 16 (2.63%) PMO
5 13 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 5 (0.82%) COBIT
7 3 (0.49%) GDPR
7 3 (0.49%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 297 (48.77%) Active Directory
2 183 (30.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 156 (25.62%) Hyper-V
4 76 (12.48%) XenApp
5 61 (10.02%) vSphere
6 38 (6.24%) XenDesktop
7 31 (5.09%) VMware ESXi
8 25 (4.11%) Microsoft App-V
9 24 (3.94%) Docker
10 14 (2.30%) Virtual Machines
11 9 (1.48%) BitLocker
12 7 (1.15%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 7 (1.15%) KVM
12 7 (1.15%) Terminal Services
13 6 (0.99%) Virtual Servers
14 5 (0.82%) DFS Replication
15 4 (0.66%) oVirt
15 4 (0.66%) vCloud
15 4 (0.66%) Xen
16 3 (0.49%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 123 (20.20%) SCCM
2 32 (5.25%) SCOM
3 27 (4.43%) SCOrch
4 21 (3.45%) Puppet
5 19 (3.12%) Ansible
6 17 (2.79%) Kubernetes
7 16 (2.63%) Microsoft Intune
7 16 (2.63%) SCVMM
8 15 (2.46%) Terraform
9 14 (2.30%) Failover Clustering
9 14 (2.30%) Opscode Chef
9 14 (2.30%) WSUS
10 13 (2.13%) Norton AntiVirus
11 12 (1.97%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 7 (1.15%) Microsoft Clustering
13 6 (0.99%) HAProxy
13 6 (0.99%) SolarWinds Orion
14 5 (0.82%) AirWatch
15 4 (0.66%) Kibana
15 4 (0.66%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 327 (53.69%) VMware
2 310 (50.90%) Microsoft
3 186 (30.54%) Cisco
4 124 (20.36%) Citrix
5 80 (13.14%) HP
6 57 (9.36%) Dell
7 56 (9.20%) NetApp
8 48 (7.88%) Veeam
9 37 (6.08%) F5
10 36 (5.91%) Juniper
11 29 (4.76%) CheckPoint
12 26 (4.27%) Meraki
12 26 (4.27%) Red Hat
13 24 (3.94%) SonicWALL
14 23 (3.78%) EMC
15 21 (3.45%) Atlassian
15 21 (3.45%) Dell Compellent
15 21 (3.45%) SolarWinds
16 19 (3.12%) Mitel
17 18 (2.96%) Google