Period
to 23 October 2021

The median annual salary for a Senior Infrastructure Engineer was £53,313 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 October 2021.

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
23 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 752 446 645
Rank change year-on-year -306 +199 +134
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Infrastructure Engineer 290 247 513
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.50% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.53% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 252 227 446
10th Percentile £38,500 £40,000 £37,375
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £53,313 £49,000 £54,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.80% -9.26% +2.86%
75th Percentile £63,750 £58,125 £65,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £67,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - -5.00% -

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 114,570 46,710 130,810
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.22% 95.00% 95.66%
Number of salaries quoted 79,299 39,109 105,694
10th Percentile £31,764 £32,500 £28,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +0.91% +10.00% -
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Infrastructure Engineer in the UK

Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Senior Infrastructure Engineer.

Salary trend for Senior Infrastructure Engineer in the UK

Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Senior Infrastructure Engineer over the 6 months to 23 October 2021.

Salary histogram for Senior Infrastructure Engineer in the UK

Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Top 17 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 23 October 2021. 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 -279 255 £54,000 +10.20% 90
UK excluding London -217 190 £47,500 - 76
London -241 83 £60,000 - 20
North of England -116 66 £52,500 +9.95% 25
Work from Home -249 44 £53,000 -3.64% 9
Midlands -121 40 £47,500 - 16
North West -84 33 £52,500 +5.00% 13
South East -191 33 £59,000 +21.65% 9
Yorkshire -86 32 £52,500 +16.67% 9
West Midlands -105 22 £47,500 - 7
East Midlands -67 18 £46,250 -2.63% 9
South West -84 17 £45,000 +12.50% 10
Wales -47 16 £45,000 - 3
East of England -99 10 £55,000 +16.40% 10
Scotland -79 7 £47,500 +5.56% 4
North East -31 1 £55,000 -15.38% 3
Northern Ireland -46 1 £50,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 23 October 2021, 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.

1 287 (98.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 193 (66.55%) Azure
3 175 (60.34%) Windows
4 160 (55.17%) VMware
5 145 (50.00%) Active Directory
6 126 (43.45%) Microsoft 365
7 104 (35.86%) Microsoft
8 102 (35.17%) Windows Server
9 97 (33.45%) AWS
10 94 (32.41%) Linux
11 91 (31.38%) VMware Infrastructure
12 86 (29.66%) PowerShell
13 80 (27.59%) Firewall
14 69 (23.79%) ITIL
15 65 (22.41%) Hyper-V
16 64 (22.07%) Cisco
17 63 (21.72%) DevOps
18 58 (20.00%) WAN
19 50 (17.24%) LAN
20 48 (16.55%) Social Skills
21 43 (14.83%) DNS
21 43 (14.83%) Data Centre
22 42 (14.48%) Terraform
23 41 (14.14%) Citrix
24 40 (13.79%) Finance
25 36 (12.41%) Kubernetes
26 35 (12.07%) Microsoft Intune
26 35 (12.07%) Infrastructure as Code
27 34 (11.72%) Veeam
28 33 (11.38%) SQL

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 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 20 (6.90%) MS Exchange
3 19 (6.55%) Apache
4 13 (4.48%) IIS
5 11 (3.79%) Tomcat
6 8 (2.76%) Apache Spark
6 8 (2.76%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (1.72%) Confluence
7 5 (1.72%) Skype for Business
8 4 (1.38%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (1.03%) SAS
10 2 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 17 (5.86%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.03%) Unica
2 2 (0.69%) FastStats
3 1 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.34%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 193 (66.55%) Azure
2 126 (43.45%) Microsoft 365
3 97 (33.45%) AWS
4 31 (10.69%) Azure Active Directory
5 15 (5.17%) SaaS
6 14 (4.83%) Power Platform
7 13 (4.48%) OneDrive
8 11 (3.79%) AWS CloudFormation
9 10 (3.45%) GCP
10 9 (3.10%) Mimecast
10 9 (3.10%) OpenShift
11 8 (2.76%) IaaS
12 7 (2.41%) PaaS
13 6 (2.07%) Amazon EC2
13 6 (2.07%) AWS Lambda
13 6 (2.07%) npm
13 6 (2.07%) Serverless
13 6 (2.07%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 5 (1.72%) Amazon EKS
15 4 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 80 (27.59%) Firewall
2 58 (20.00%) WAN
3 50 (17.24%) LAN
4 43 (14.83%) DNS
5 31 (10.69%) DHCP
6 30 (10.34%) VPN
7 27 (9.31%) SAN
8 21 (7.24%) VLAN
9 19 (6.55%) TCP/IP
10 16 (5.52%) VoIP
10 16 (5.52%) Wi-Fi
11 15 (5.17%) Unified Communications
12 14 (4.83%) NetScaler
13 12 (4.14%) MPLS
13 12 (4.14%) Wireless
14 6 (2.07%) Cisco IOS
14 6 (2.07%) Network Security
14 6 (2.07%) Remote Desktop
15 5 (1.72%) Cisco ASA
15 5 (1.72%) Cisco Firepower
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (8.62%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.14%) Amazon RDS
3 9 (3.10%) MongoDB
3 9 (3.10%) MySQL
4 8 (2.76%) Hadoop
5 5 (1.72%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (1.72%) Redis
6 4 (1.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 3 (1.03%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.69%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (0.69%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.69%) Power BI
9 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.34%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 19 (6.55%) Jenkins
2 7 (2.41%) Git (software)
2 7 (2.41%) JIRA
3 6 (2.07%) Artifactory
3 6 (2.07%) TeamCity
4 5 (1.72%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (1.38%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (1.03%) Gradle
6 3 (1.03%) Postman
7 2 (0.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.69%) GitLab
General
1 48 (16.55%) Social Skills
2 40 (13.79%) Finance
3 19 (6.55%) Manufacturing
4 14 (4.83%) Public Sector
4 14 (4.83%) Telecoms
5 10 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (2.76%) Advertising
7 7 (2.41%) Pharmaceutical
8 6 (2.07%) Law
8 6 (2.07%) Marketing
9 4 (1.38%) Banking
9 4 (1.38%) Retail
10 3 (1.03%) Documentation Skills
11 2 (0.69%) Electronics
11 2 (0.69%) French Language
11 2 (0.69%) Organisational Skills
11 2 (0.69%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.34%) Fire and Rescue
12 1 (0.34%) Games
12 1 (0.34%) Police
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.14%) JSON
2 9 (3.10%) Node.js
3 8 (2.76%) JMS
4 3 (1.03%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (1.03%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (1.03%) REST
4 3 (1.03%) Web Services
4 3 (1.03%) YAML
5 1 (0.34%) ARM Templates
5 1 (0.34%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 43 (14.83%) Data Centre
2 16 (5.52%) Hybrid Cloud
3 12 (4.14%) Replication
4 10 (3.45%) Self-Motivation
5 9 (3.10%) Greenfield Project
6 7 (2.41%) Clustering
6 7 (2.41%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.41%) Private Cloud
7 5 (1.72%) Analytical Mindset
7 5 (1.72%) Public Cloud
8 4 (1.38%) Driving Licence
8 4 (1.38%) Enterprise Storage
9 3 (1.03%) Blog
9 3 (1.03%) CMDB
9 3 (1.03%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.69%) EFT
10 2 (0.69%) Enterprise Cloud
10 2 (0.69%) Legacy Applications
11 1 (0.34%) Housing Association
Operating Systems
1 175 (60.34%) Windows
2 102 (35.17%) Windows Server
3 94 (32.41%) Linux
4 31 (10.69%) Windows Server 2019
5 30 (10.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 25 (8.62%) Windows 10
7 22 (7.59%) Windows Server 2016
8 15 (5.17%) CentOS
9 13 (4.48%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (3.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (3.10%) Unix
11 8 (2.76%) Mac OS X
12 4 (1.38%) Android
12 4 (1.38%) VMS
12 4 (1.38%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.69%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.34%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.34%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 287 (98.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 69 (23.79%) ITIL
3 63 (21.72%) DevOps
4 35 (12.07%) Infrastructure as Code
5 31 (10.69%) Disaster Recovery
6 26 (8.97%) Problem-Solving
7 25 (8.62%) Project Delivery
8 23 (7.93%) Agile Software Development
8 23 (7.93%) Continuous Improvement
8 23 (7.93%) Migration
9 21 (7.24%) Cybersecurity
9 21 (7.24%) Service Delivery
10 17 (5.86%) Information Security
11 15 (5.17%) Change Management
11 15 (5.17%) Configuration Management
11 15 (5.17%) Patch Management
11 15 (5.17%) Project Management
12 13 (4.48%) Business Continuity
12 13 (4.48%) Service Management
13 12 (4.14%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 86 (29.66%) PowerShell
2 33 (11.38%) SQL
3 28 (9.66%) Bash Shell
3 28 (9.66%) Python
4 16 (5.52%) Java
5 8 (2.76%) Go
6 6 (2.07%) VBScript
7 5 (1.72%) Perl
8 3 (1.03%) C++
8 3 (1.03%) R
8 3 (1.03%) Ruby
8 3 (1.03%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.69%) Groovy
9 2 (0.69%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.34%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 25 (8.62%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (7.93%) Microsoft Certification
3 20 (6.90%) MCSA
3 20 (6.90%) MCSE
4 19 (6.55%) Security Cleared
5 16 (5.52%) CCNA
6 14 (4.83%) CCNP
6 14 (4.83%) Degree
6 14 (4.83%) RHCE
7 12 (4.14%) SC Cleared
8 10 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (2.07%) DV Cleared
10 5 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (1.72%) MCP
11 4 (1.38%) CCDP
11 4 (1.38%) DBS Check
11 4 (1.38%) TOGAF Certification
12 3 (1.03%) CISM
12 3 (1.03%) CISSP
12 3 (1.03%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (2.41%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.03%) Cyber Essentials
3 3 (1.03%) GDPR
3 3 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 3 (1.03%) QA
4 2 (0.69%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.69%) SLA
5 1 (0.34%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.34%) PMO
System Software
1 145 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 91 (31.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 65 (22.41%) Hyper-V
4 32 (11.03%) vSphere
5 29 (10.00%) Docker
6 15 (5.17%) VMware ESXi
6 15 (5.17%) XenApp
7 12 (4.14%) XenDesktop
8 8 (2.76%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (1.03%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.34%) GPFS
10 1 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.34%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 42 (14.48%) Terraform
2 36 (12.41%) Kubernetes
3 35 (12.07%) Microsoft Intune
4 32 (11.03%) SCCM
5 29 (10.00%) Ansible
6 17 (5.86%) Puppet
7 11 (3.79%) WSUS
8 9 (3.10%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 7 (2.41%) Backup Exec
10 6 (2.07%) Istio
11 4 (1.38%) vCenter Server
12 3 (1.03%) Nessus
12 3 (1.03%) Packer
12 3 (1.03%) SCOM
12 3 (1.03%) Single Sign-On
12 3 (1.03%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 3 (1.03%) vRealize
13 2 (0.69%) Failover Clustering
13 2 (0.69%) HAProxy
14 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 160 (55.17%) VMware
2 104 (35.86%) Microsoft
3 64 (22.07%) Cisco
4 41 (14.14%) Citrix
5 34 (11.72%) Veeam
6 28 (9.66%) Dell
7 23 (7.93%) Red Hat
8 12 (4.14%) HP
9 10 (3.45%) Dell Compellent
10 9 (3.10%) F5
11 8 (2.76%) SolarWinds
11 8 (2.76%) Splunk
12 5 (1.72%) CheckPoint
12 5 (1.72%) CommVault
12 5 (1.72%) EMC
12 5 (1.72%) Juniper
12 5 (1.72%) McAfee
12 5 (1.72%) Oracle
12 5 (1.72%) ServiceNow
12 5 (1.72%) SonicWALL