The median annual salary for a Infrastructure Specialist was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Infrastructure Specialist
England / West Midlands
Rank 199 231 216
Rank change year-on-year +32 -15  
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Specialist 11 6 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.23% 0.098% 0.020%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.10% 0.021%
Number of salaries quoted 5 4 1
Median salary £40,000 £38,750 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.22% +10.71%  
UK excluding London median salary £43,000 £40,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year +7.50% -8.04%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4568 5904 4865
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 96.86% 96.34% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 3763 4801 4148
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Infrastructure Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands that featured Infrastructure Specialist in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Specialist in the West Midlands

Infrastructure Specialist
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Infrastructure Specialist in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Infrastructure Specialist in the West Midlands

Infrastructure Specialist
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Specialist in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Infrastructure Specialist in the West Midlands

Infrastructure Specialist
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Specialist within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +18 8 £40,000 -22.33%
Staffordshire +11 1 - -
Worcestershire -7 1 £39,500 +5.33%
Coventry - 1 £60,000 -
Infrastructure Specialist
England

Infrastructure Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, Infrastructure Specialist job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region featuring Infrastructure Specialist in the job title.

1 18 (69.23%) Data Centre
2 16 (61.54%) Citrix
3 15 (57.69%) Service Delivery
3 15 (57.69%) CMDB
3 15 (57.69%) Line Management
3 15 (57.69%) Continuous Improvement
4 10 (38.46%) Windows
5 8 (30.77%) Microsoft
5 8 (30.77%) Windows Server
6 7 (26.92%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (23.08%) VMware
7 6 (23.08%) Active Directory
7 6 (23.08%) Office 365
7 6 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
8 5 (19.23%) Cisco
8 5 (19.23%) SAN
9 4 (15.38%) LAN
9 4 (15.38%) WAN
10 3 (11.54%) MCSE
10 3 (11.54%) SharePoint
10 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
10 3 (11.54%) VLAN
10 3 (11.54%) Windows 10
11 2 (7.69%) Presales
11 2 (7.69%) Hyper-V
11 2 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
11 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (7.69%) Skype for Business
11 2 (7.69%) Skype
11 2 (7.69%) Migration

Infrastructure Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 3 (11.54%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.69%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
1 2 (7.69%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (23.08%) Office 365
2 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (19.23%) SAN
2 4 (15.38%) LAN
2 4 (15.38%) WAN
3 3 (11.54%) VLAN
4 2 (7.69%) DHCP
4 2 (7.69%) DNS
4 2 (7.69%) Firewall
4 2 (7.69%) PBX
4 2 (7.69%) Skype
5 1 (3.85%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (3.85%) Cisco ISE
5 1 (3.85%) RFID
5 1 (3.85%) Unified Communications
5 1 (3.85%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 1 (3.85%) Finance
1 1 (3.85%) Legal
1 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
1 1 (3.85%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) .NET
1 1 (3.85%) CSS
1 1 (3.85%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (69.23%) Data Centre
2 15 (57.69%) CMDB
3 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.85%) Clustering
3 1 (3.85%) FMCG
3 1 (3.85%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 10 (38.46%) Windows
2 8 (30.77%) Windows Server
3 3 (11.54%) Windows 10
4 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.85%) Linux
5 1 (3.85%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.85%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (57.69%) Continuous Improvement
1 15 (57.69%) Line Management
1 15 (57.69%) Service Delivery
2 2 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (7.69%) ITIL
2 2 (7.69%) Migration
2 2 (7.69%) Presales
2 2 (7.69%) Project Management
3 1 (3.85%) Business Analysis
3 1 (3.85%) Business Continuity
3 1 (3.85%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (3.85%) Data Management
3 1 (3.85%) E-Commerce
3 1 (3.85%) ERP
3 1 (3.85%) High Availability
3 1 (3.85%) Server Virtualisation
3 1 (3.85%) Service Management
3 1 (3.85%) Software Engineering
3 1 (3.85%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) C#
2 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (26.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (11.54%) MCSE
3 2 (7.69%) CCNA
3 2 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (7.69%) MCITP
4 1 (3.85%) CCNP
4 1 (3.85%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (3.85%) Degree
4 1 (3.85%) MCSA
4 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.69%) Hyper-V
2 2 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 16 (61.54%) Citrix
2 8 (30.77%) Microsoft
3 6 (23.08%) VMware
4 5 (19.23%) Cisco
5 2 (7.69%) NetApp
6 1 (3.85%) 3PAR
6 1 (3.85%) CheckPoint
6 1 (3.85%) Dell
6 1 (3.85%) HP
6 1 (3.85%) Nimble Storage
6 1 (3.85%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.85%) SAP