Period
to 17 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Infrastructure Engineer was £54,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 October 2018.

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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 760 734 683
Rank change year-on-year -26 -51 +159
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Infrastructure Engineer 418 479 640
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.27% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.29% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 377 449 584
UK median annual salary £54,000 £49,039 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.12% -1.92% +11.11%
10th Percentile £38,900 £35,750 £36,250
90th Percentile £74,400 £71,250 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +10.47%

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 157,752 168,024 185,269
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.92% 95.95% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 127,078 134,582 155,346
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
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% - +6.25%

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 17 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Senior Infrastructure Engineer in the UK

Senior 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 Senior Infrastructure Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 17 October 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 +23 388 £55,000 +15.79% 99
UK excluding London +1 265 £50,000 +11.11% 78
London +11 151 £65,000 +4.00% 30
North of England +34 74 £52,500 +33.76% 17
Midlands +52 57 £45,000 +5.88% 15
South East -33 47 £52,500 +8.81% 16
West Midlands +49 40 £47,500 +8.57% 12
Yorkshire +25 37 £50,000 +27.39% 7
South West +25 35 £50,000 +17.65% 9
East of England +19 24 £50,000 +5.26% 12
North West -1 22 £59,206 +50.84% 9
Wales -23 19 £45,000 -8.24% 6
East Midlands 0 17 £45,000 +5.88% 3
North East - 15 £72,312 - 1
Scotland +6 9 £47,500 +39.71% 3

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

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, 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.

1 411 (98.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 267 (63.88%) Windows
3 256 (61.24%) VMware
4 212 (50.72%) Active Directory
5 201 (48.09%) Microsoft
6 182 (43.54%) Windows Server
7 162 (38.76%) Microsoft Azure
8 160 (38.28%) VMware Infrastructure
9 141 (33.73%) Linux
10 120 (28.71%) Office 365
11 106 (25.36%) PowerShell
12 92 (22.01%) Amazon AWS
13 90 (21.53%) Citrix
14 86 (20.57%) Data Centre
15 81 (19.38%) DNS
16 80 (19.14%) Cisco
17 79 (18.90%) Hyper-V
18 73 (17.46%) Windows Server 2012
19 69 (16.51%) ITIL
19 69 (16.51%) Microsoft Certification
20 65 (15.55%) DHCP
21 64 (15.31%) SAN
22 61 (14.59%) HP
23 60 (14.35%) MS Exchange
23 60 (14.35%) Finance
24 58 (13.88%) Firewall
24 58 (13.88%) SCCM
25 57 (13.64%) SQL Server
26 56 (13.40%) Agile Software Development
27 55 (13.16%) Windows Server 2008

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 60 (14.35%) MS Exchange
2 30 (7.18%) IIS
3 25 (5.98%) Exchange Server 2013
4 21 (5.02%) Exchange Server 2010
5 16 (3.83%) SharePoint
6 15 (3.59%) Skype for Business
7 12 (2.87%) Apache
8 8 (1.91%) OpenStack
9 6 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2007
9 6 (1.44%) Tomcat
10 5 (1.20%) Apache Spark
10 5 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.72%) Apache Solr
11 3 (0.72%) CMS
11 3 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (0.72%) Oracle Workflow
12 2 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.48%) Commerce Server
12 2 (0.48%) JBoss
12 2 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 11 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.24%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 162 (38.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 120 (28.71%) Office 365
3 92 (22.01%) Amazon AWS
4 21 (5.02%) IaaS
5 20 (4.78%) PaaS
5 20 (4.78%) SaaS
6 17 (4.07%) Cloud Computing
7 14 (3.35%) Azure Active Directory
8 8 (1.91%) OneDrive
9 7 (1.67%) Mimecast
9 7 (1.67%) OpenShift
10 6 (1.44%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.48%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.48%) CloudFront
12 2 (0.48%) G Suite
13 1 (0.24%) Amazon SQS
13 1 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.24%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 81 (19.38%) DNS
2 65 (15.55%) DHCP
3 64 (15.31%) SAN
4 58 (13.88%) Firewall
5 42 (10.05%) WAN
6 39 (9.33%) VPN
7 38 (9.09%) LAN
8 23 (5.50%) VoIP
9 21 (5.02%) NAS
10 19 (4.55%) NetScaler
10 19 (4.55%) TCP/IP
11 14 (3.35%) Skype
12 13 (3.11%) MPLS
12 13 (3.11%) Network Security
13 10 (2.39%) Cisco Nexus
13 10 (2.39%) Internet
13 10 (2.39%) VLAN
14 8 (1.91%) Fibre Channel
15 7 (1.67%) BGP
16 6 (1.44%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.11%) MySQL
3 12 (2.87%) MongoDB
4 7 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (1.67%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.20%) Hadoop
6 4 (0.96%) Big Data
6 4 (0.96%) SQL Server 2016
7 3 (0.72%) Apache Hive
7 3 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.48%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.48%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.48%) KDB
8 2 (0.48%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.24%) Power BI
9 1 (0.24%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 10 (2.39%) Jenkins
2 9 (2.15%) JIRA
3 8 (1.91%) TeamCity
4 7 (1.67%) Git (software)
5 6 (1.44%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (0.96%) Maven
7 2 (0.48%) Artifactory
7 2 (0.48%) MSBuild
7 2 (0.48%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.48%) Subversion
8 1 (0.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.24%) GitLab
8 1 (0.24%) MSTest
8 1 (0.24%) Ranorex
8 1 (0.24%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.24%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 60 (14.35%) Finance
2 14 (3.35%) Retail
3 6 (1.44%) Marketing
4 5 (1.20%) Games
4 5 (1.20%) Telecoms
5 3 (0.72%) Banking
6 2 (0.48%) Advertising
6 2 (0.48%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.48%) Automotive
6 2 (0.48%) Legal
7 1 (0.24%) Electronics
7 1 (0.24%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.24%) Law
7 1 (0.24%) Local Government
7 1 (0.24%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.11%) .NET
2 9 (2.15%) Web Services
3 5 (1.20%) MEAN Stack
4 4 (0.96%) COM
4 4 (0.96%) Kafka
4 4 (0.96%) Spring
5 3 (0.72%) .NET Framework
5 3 (0.72%) Middleware
5 3 (0.72%) XMPP
6 2 (0.48%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (0.48%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.48%) JSON
6 2 (0.48%) LAPP Stack
6 2 (0.48%) LDAP
6 2 (0.48%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (0.48%) Sensu
6 2 (0.48%) X-Windows
7 1 (0.24%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.24%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.24%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 86 (20.57%) Data Centre
2 38 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (5.98%) Clustering
4 16 (3.83%) Self-Motivation
5 12 (2.87%) Enterprise Storage
5 12 (2.87%) PKI
6 11 (2.63%) Fintech
6 11 (2.63%) Management Information System
6 11 (2.63%) Replication
7 10 (2.39%) Hybrid Cloud
8 9 (2.15%) Computer Science
9 8 (1.91%) Hedge funds
10 6 (1.44%) Public Cloud
11 5 (1.20%) Driving Licence
11 5 (1.20%) iPhone
11 5 (1.20%) Linux Command Line
11 5 (1.20%) NHS
12 4 (0.96%) AS400
12 4 (0.96%) Reinsurance
12 4 (0.96%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 267 (63.88%) Windows
2 182 (43.54%) Windows Server
3 141 (33.73%) Linux
4 73 (17.46%) Windows Server 2012
5 55 (13.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 29 (6.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 25 (5.98%) Windows Server 2003
8 19 (4.55%) Windows 10
9 18 (4.31%) CentOS
10 9 (2.15%) Unix
11 8 (1.91%) Windows 7
12 7 (1.67%) Windows 8
13 4 (0.96%) SUSE
14 3 (0.72%) Debian
14 3 (0.72%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.48%) Data ONTAP
15 2 (0.48%) VME
16 1 (0.24%) Android
16 1 (0.24%) HPUX
16 1 (0.24%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 411 (98.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 69 (16.51%) ITIL
3 56 (13.40%) Agile Software Development
4 55 (13.16%) DevOps
4 55 (13.16%) Problem-Solving
5 37 (8.85%) Mentoring
6 30 (7.18%) Coaching
7 28 (6.70%) Project Management
7 28 (6.70%) Service Management
8 26 (6.22%) Migration
9 24 (5.74%) Change Management
9 24 (5.74%) Disaster Recovery
10 23 (5.50%) Analytics
10 23 (5.50%) Server Management
10 23 (5.50%) Tech Ops
11 22 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
12 21 (5.02%) Load Balancing
12 21 (5.02%) Server Building
13 19 (4.55%) Digital Transformation Programme
13 19 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 106 (25.36%) PowerShell
2 28 (6.70%) Python
3 26 (6.22%) SQL
4 23 (5.50%) Bash Shell
5 12 (2.87%) Perl
6 9 (2.15%) Java
7 5 (1.20%) VB
8 4 (0.96%) C
8 4 (0.96%) PHP
8 4 (0.96%) Ruby
9 3 (0.72%) C#
9 3 (0.72%) Korn
10 2 (0.48%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.48%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.48%) VBScript
11 1 (0.24%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.24%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 69 (16.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 49 (11.72%) MCSE
3 26 (6.22%) Cisco Certification
4 25 (5.98%) MCSA
5 22 (5.26%) Degree
6 18 (4.31%) CCNA
6 18 (4.31%) Security Cleared
6 18 (4.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 11 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (1.91%) CCNP
8 8 (1.91%) Citrix Certification
9 6 (1.44%) MCITP
9 6 (1.44%) MCP
9 6 (1.44%) SC Cleared
10 5 (1.20%) AWS Certification
10 5 (1.20%) CISM
10 5 (1.20%) CISSP
10 5 (1.20%) RHCA
11 4 (0.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 4 (0.96%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (5.26%) SLA
2 10 (2.39%) PCI DSS
3 9 (2.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.96%) PMO
5 3 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 2 (0.48%) QA
7 1 (0.24%) GDPR
7 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 212 (50.72%) Active Directory
2 160 (38.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 79 (18.90%) Hyper-V
4 45 (10.77%) VMware ESXi
5 39 (9.33%) vSphere
6 35 (8.37%) XenApp
7 26 (6.22%) XenDesktop
8 19 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
9 12 (2.87%) Docker
10 9 (2.15%) Microsoft App-V
11 8 (1.91%) Virtual Servers
12 5 (1.20%) VMware NSX
13 4 (0.96%) BitLocker
13 4 (0.96%) KVM
14 3 (0.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 3 (0.72%) VMware Server
14 3 (0.72%) Xen
15 2 (0.48%) DFS Replication
15 2 (0.48%) Firmware
15 2 (0.48%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 58 (13.88%) SCCM
2 22 (5.26%) Puppet
3 19 (4.55%) Ansible
4 18 (4.31%) SCOM
5 17 (4.07%) Terraform
6 14 (3.35%) Single Sign-On
7 13 (3.11%) WSUS
8 12 (2.87%) Kubernetes
9 8 (1.91%) Microsoft Intune
9 8 (1.91%) SCOrch
9 8 (1.91%) vCenter Server
10 7 (1.67%) Failover Clustering
10 7 (1.67%) SCVMM
11 6 (1.44%) Norton AntiVirus
11 6 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
11 6 (1.44%) XenMobile
12 5 (1.20%) Backup Exec
12 5 (1.20%) NetBackup
13 4 (0.96%) HP Data Protector
13 4 (0.96%) SCSM
Vendors
1 256 (61.24%) VMware
2 201 (48.09%) Microsoft
3 90 (21.53%) Citrix
4 80 (19.14%) Cisco
5 61 (14.59%) HP
6 41 (9.81%) Red Hat
7 25 (5.98%) Dell
8 20 (4.78%) NetApp
9 18 (4.31%) Ivanti
9 18 (4.31%) Veeam
10 15 (3.59%) EMC
10 15 (3.59%) McAfee
11 13 (3.11%) Oracle
12 12 (2.87%) Symantec
13 8 (1.91%) 3PAR
14 7 (1.67%) Brocade
14 7 (1.67%) Fortinet
14 7 (1.67%) Shavlik
15 6 (1.44%) F5
15 6 (1.44%) Nimble Storage