Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for an Infrastructure Specialist was £34,871 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

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

Infrastructure Specialist
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 320 304 314
Rank change year-on-year -16 +10 -2
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Specialist 9 33 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.089% 0.29% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.092% 0.30% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 8 7 9
West Midlands median annual salary £34,871 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.37% -6.67% -16.67%
10th Percentile £26,250 £31,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £44,375 £38,300 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £44,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year +13.64% -1.12% +3.49%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 9736 10875 10545
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.42% 96.15% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 7999 8616 8763
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

Infrastructure Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings that featured Infrastructure Specialist in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
Birmingham 0 6 £40,000 +23.08%
Staffordshire +6 1 £27,500 -24.14%
Worcestershire - 1 £32,000 -
Solihull - 1 - -
Infrastructure Specialist
England

Infrastructure Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
3 6 (66.67%) Office 365
4 5 (55.56%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (55.56%) Finance
4 5 (55.56%) VMware
5 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (44.44%) ITIL
5 4 (44.44%) MCSE
5 4 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (44.44%) Windows 7
5 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
6 3 (33.33%) Windows 10
6 3 (33.33%) Citrix
6 3 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 3 (33.33%) Service Management
7 2 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (22.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
8 1 (11.11%) Nimble Storage
8 1 (11.11%) ISO 22301
8 1 (11.11%) Presales
8 1 (11.11%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 1 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (11.11%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (11.11%) Proactive Management
8 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
8 1 (11.11%) Skype for Business

Infrastructure Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 1 (11.11%) IBM Notes
1 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
1 1 (11.11%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (66.67%) Office 365
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (11.11%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (11.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) DHCP
1 1 (11.11%) DNS
1 1 (11.11%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (11.11%) Firewall
1 1 (11.11%) iSCSI
1 1 (11.11%) NAS
1 1 (11.11%) SAN
1 1 (11.11%) Skype
1 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
General
1 5 (55.56%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
3 1 (11.11%) CMDB
3 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
3 1 (11.11%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Windows 7
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
3 3 (33.33%) Windows 10
4 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
4 1 (11.11%) Linux
4 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) ITIL
2 3 (33.33%) Service Management
3 1 (11.11%) Application Packaging
3 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (11.11%) CRM
3 1 (11.11%) DNA
3 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
3 1 (11.11%) Line Management
3 1 (11.11%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (11.11%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 1 (11.11%) Presales
3 1 (11.11%) Proactive Management
3 1 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
3 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) MCSE
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (22.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (11.11%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (11.11%) Degree
3 1 (11.11%) MCITP
3 1 (11.11%) MCP
3 1 (11.11%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) ISO 22301
1 1 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (11.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
3 1 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Server
3 1 (11.11%) vSphere
3 1 (11.11%) XenApp
3 1 (11.11%) XenDesktop
3 1 (11.11%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) SCCM
1 1 (11.11%) SCOM
1 1 (11.11%) SCVMM
1 1 (11.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 5 (55.56%) VMware
3 3 (33.33%) Citrix
4 1 (11.11%) BMC
4 1 (11.11%) Brocade
4 1 (11.11%) CommVault
4 1 (11.11%) Dell
4 1 (11.11%) EMC
4 1 (11.11%) F5
4 1 (11.11%) Fortinet
4 1 (11.11%) HP
4 1 (11.11%) IBM
4 1 (11.11%) Lotus
4 1 (11.11%) NetApp
4 1 (11.11%) Nimble Storage
4 1 (11.11%) Veeam