Period
to 19 February 2020

The median annual salary for a Senior Infrastructure Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 February 2020.

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
19 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 606 682 776
Rank change year-on-year +76 +94 -66
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Infrastructure Engineer 449 484 455
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.32% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.33% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 378 422 407
UK median annual salary £52,500 £54,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.78% +2.86% +5.00%
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £36,550
90th Percentile £72,312 £74,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,750 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -2.50% +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 118,486 145,343 169,165
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.51% 95.91% 96.35%
Number of salaries quoted 94,965 116,355 138,546
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £83,750 £80,000
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 19 February 2020.

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 19 February 2020. 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 +87 423 £55,000 - 98
UK excluding London +43 297 £48,750 -2.50% 80
London +111 142 £60,000 - 23
South East +32 87 £60,000 +14.29% 11
North of England +70 81 £50,000 -15.55% 34
Midlands +23 54 £45,000 -2.70% 10
North West +59 45 £53,000 -11.67% 15
South West +19 39 £40,000 -15.79% 8
West Midlands +14 29 £47,500 +1.06% 9
Yorkshire +26 26 £42,500 -15.00% 11
East Midlands +37 25 £42,500 -5.56% 1
East of England +67 18 £40,000 -8.57% 12
Scotland +45 14 £39,500 -16.84% 2
North East +8 10 £67,584 -6.54% 8
Wales -16 4 £48,000 +1.05% 2

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

For the 6 months to 19 February 2020, 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.

1 434 (96.66%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 300 (66.82%) Windows
3 248 (55.23%) VMware
4 222 (49.44%) Microsoft
5 221 (49.22%) Azure
6 202 (44.99%) Active Directory
7 198 (44.10%) Windows Server
8 191 (42.54%) Office 365
9 118 (26.28%) VMware Infrastructure
10 102 (22.72%) AWS
11 99 (22.05%) Firewall
12 98 (21.83%) Cisco
13 97 (21.60%) PowerShell
13 97 (21.60%) Hyper-V
13 97 (21.60%) Data Centre
14 92 (20.49%) Linux
15 79 (17.59%) Citrix
16 65 (14.48%) ITIL
17 64 (14.25%) SQL
18 61 (13.59%) DNS
18 61 (13.59%) SCCM
19 58 (12.92%) DevOps
20 56 (12.47%) IaaS
21 53 (11.80%) SAN
22 52 (11.58%) Migration
22 52 (11.58%) Windows Server 2012
22 52 (11.58%) Problem-Solving
23 51 (11.36%) Microsoft Certification
24 49 (10.91%) Azure Active Directory
25 45 (10.02%) 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 29 (6.46%) SharePoint
2 26 (5.79%) MS Exchange
3 20 (4.45%) Exchange Server 2013
4 15 (3.34%) IIS
5 10 (2.23%) Skype for Business
6 9 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (1.11%) Apache
8 4 (0.89%) OpenStack
8 4 (0.89%) SAS
9 3 (0.67%) nginx
10 2 (0.45%) CMS
10 2 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 24 (5.35%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.89%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 221 (49.22%) Azure
2 191 (42.54%) Office 365
3 102 (22.72%) AWS
4 56 (12.47%) IaaS
5 49 (10.91%) Azure Active Directory
6 39 (8.69%) PaaS
7 35 (7.80%) SaaS
8 16 (3.56%) GCP
9 10 (2.23%) OpenShift
9 10 (2.23%) Power Platform
10 5 (1.11%) AWS CloudFormation
10 5 (1.11%) Mimecast
11 4 (0.89%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.89%) GitHub
12 3 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.67%) OneDrive
12 3 (0.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 2 (0.45%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 2 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
13 2 (0.45%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 99 (22.05%) Firewall
2 61 (13.59%) DNS
3 53 (11.80%) SAN
4 38 (8.46%) DHCP
5 36 (8.02%) VPN
6 34 (7.57%) TCP/IP
7 30 (6.68%) WAN
8 28 (6.24%) VLAN
9 26 (5.79%) LAN
10 17 (3.79%) Internet
10 17 (3.79%) IPsec
11 15 (3.34%) MPLS
11 15 (3.34%) NAS
12 14 (3.12%) iSCSI
13 12 (2.67%) Network Security
13 12 (2.67%) Unified Communications
13 12 (2.67%) Wireless
14 11 (2.45%) OpenVPN
15 10 (2.23%) Wi-Fi
16 9 (2.00%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (8.24%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.12%) SQL Server 2012
2 14 (3.12%) SQL Server 2016
3 10 (2.23%) Power BI
3 10 (2.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (1.56%) Amazon RDS
5 5 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (0.89%) Big Data
7 3 (0.67%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.45%) Adabas
9 1 (0.22%) Amazon Aurora
9 1 (0.22%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.22%) MySQL
9 1 (0.22%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.22%) Redis
9 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 9 (2.00%) Git (software)
2 6 (1.34%) Jenkins
3 4 (0.89%) Subversion
3 4 (0.89%) TeamCity
4 3 (0.67%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (0.67%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (0.67%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.22%) Bazaar
5 1 (0.22%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.22%) Bitbucket Server
5 1 (0.22%) GitLab
5 1 (0.22%) JIRA
5 1 (0.22%) MSI
General
1 38 (8.46%) Finance
2 28 (6.24%) Public Sector
3 14 (3.12%) Law
4 13 (2.90%) Back Office
4 13 (2.90%) Legal
4 13 (2.90%) Retail
5 11 (2.45%) Aerospace
6 10 (2.23%) Advertising
7 6 (1.34%) Games
7 6 (1.34%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.89%) Banking
8 4 (0.89%) Front Office
8 4 (0.89%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.67%) Marketing
10 2 (0.45%) Housing Association
11 1 (0.22%) Automotive
11 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.23%) Web Services
2 7 (1.56%) LAMP
3 6 (1.34%) JSON
4 3 (0.67%) .NET
4 3 (0.67%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (0.45%) .NET Core
5 2 (0.45%) .NET Framework
5 2 (0.45%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.22%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.22%) LDAP
6 1 (0.22%) SAML
6 1 (0.22%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 97 (21.60%) Data Centre
2 38 (8.46%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (4.68%) Private Cloud
4 20 (4.45%) Public Cloud
5 15 (3.34%) Clustering
6 14 (3.12%) Hybrid Cloud
7 11 (2.45%) Management Information System
7 11 (2.45%) User Experience
8 7 (1.56%) Cloud Native
8 7 (1.56%) Virtual Team
9 6 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (1.34%) PKI
9 6 (1.34%) Self-Motivation
10 5 (1.11%) Fat Client
10 5 (1.11%) Greenfield Project
10 5 (1.11%) Replication
10 5 (1.11%) Thin Client
11 4 (0.89%) CCTV
11 4 (0.89%) CMDB
11 4 (0.89%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 300 (66.82%) Windows
2 198 (44.10%) Windows Server
3 92 (20.49%) Linux
4 52 (11.58%) Windows Server 2012
5 45 (10.02%) Windows Server 2008
6 41 (9.13%) Windows 10
7 21 (4.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 20 (4.45%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (2.90%) CentOS
10 12 (2.67%) Debian
10 12 (2.67%) Ubuntu
10 12 (2.67%) Windows 7
11 11 (2.45%) Windows 8
12 5 (1.11%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.67%) Android
13 3 (0.67%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.45%) VMS
15 1 (0.22%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.22%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 434 (96.66%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 65 (14.48%) ITIL
3 58 (12.92%) DevOps
4 52 (11.58%) Migration
4 52 (11.58%) Problem-Solving
5 40 (8.91%) Mentoring
6 38 (8.46%) Cybersecurity
7 37 (8.24%) Agile Software Development
8 33 (7.35%) Change Management
8 33 (7.35%) Service Management
9 28 (6.24%) Coaching
10 26 (5.79%) Disaster Recovery
11 22 (4.90%) Information Security
12 20 (4.45%) Configuration Management
13 19 (4.23%) Project Delivery
14 18 (4.01%) Service Delivery
14 18 (4.01%) Vulnerability Management
15 17 (3.79%) Digital Transformation Programme
15 17 (3.79%) Project Management
16 14 (3.12%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 97 (21.60%) PowerShell
2 64 (14.25%) SQL
3 36 (8.02%) Python
4 23 (5.12%) Bash Shell
5 11 (2.45%) JavaScript
5 11 (2.45%) PHP
6 9 (2.00%) VB
7 8 (1.78%) T-SQL
8 3 (0.67%) C#
8 3 (0.67%) Java
8 3 (0.67%) Perl
9 2 (0.45%) Natural
9 2 (0.45%) VBScript
10 1 (0.22%) C
10 1 (0.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 51 (11.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 44 (9.80%) Cisco Certification
3 39 (8.69%) MCSE
4 33 (7.35%) CCNA
5 25 (5.57%) CCNP
5 25 (5.57%) SC Cleared
5 25 (5.57%) Security Cleared
6 22 (4.90%) MCSA
7 19 (4.23%) Degree
8 18 (4.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 10 (2.23%) RHCE
10 9 (2.00%) CISSP
10 9 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
11 8 (1.78%) CISM
12 7 (1.56%) AWS Certification
12 7 (1.56%) VCP6
13 5 (1.11%) DV Cleared
14 3 (0.67%) CCDP
15 2 (0.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 2 (0.45%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.45%) SLA
2 16 (3.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.56%) QA
4 4 (0.89%) GDPR
4 4 (0.89%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.67%) NIST
6 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.22%) NCSC
System Software
1 202 (44.99%) Active Directory
2 118 (26.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 97 (21.60%) Hyper-V
4 39 (8.69%) vSphere
5 36 (8.02%) VMware ESXi
6 31 (6.90%) XenApp
7 21 (4.68%) Docker
8 18 (4.01%) XenDesktop
9 8 (1.78%) Ceph
10 7 (1.56%) KVM
10 7 (1.56%) oVirt
11 6 (1.34%) Virtual Machines
12 5 (1.11%) DFS Replication
13 3 (0.67%) Terminal Server
14 2 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
15 1 (0.22%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 1 (0.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 1 (0.22%) IAG
15 1 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
15 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 61 (13.59%) SCCM
2 30 (6.68%) Microsoft Intune
3 27 (6.01%) Kubernetes
4 26 (5.79%) Terraform
5 23 (5.12%) Ansible
6 15 (3.34%) Puppet
6 15 (3.34%) SCOM
7 14 (3.12%) Opscode Chef
8 13 (2.90%) vCenter Server
9 11 (2.45%) Cisco CUCM
10 10 (2.23%) WSUS
11 6 (1.34%) NetBackup
11 6 (1.34%) Single Sign-On
12 5 (1.11%) SCOrch
13 3 (0.67%) Avamar
13 3 (0.67%) FortiGate
13 3 (0.67%) Jamf Pro
13 3 (0.67%) PowerCLI
13 3 (0.67%) SolarWinds Orion
14 2 (0.45%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 248 (55.23%) VMware
2 222 (49.44%) Microsoft
3 98 (21.83%) Cisco
4 79 (17.59%) Citrix
5 41 (9.13%) HP
6 29 (6.46%) Veeam
7 27 (6.01%) NetApp
8 26 (5.79%) Dell
9 20 (4.45%) Red Hat
10 14 (3.12%) CheckPoint
10 14 (3.12%) Meraki
11 11 (2.45%) F5
12 9 (2.00%) EMC
12 9 (2.00%) Google
13 8 (1.78%) McAfee
13 8 (1.78%) SolarWinds
14 7 (1.56%) Ivanti
14 7 (1.56%) Nimble Storage
14 7 (1.56%) ServiceNow
15 5 (1.11%) Dell Compellent