What does an Infrastructure Engineer do?

Infrastructure engineers use their computer science expertise to build, maintain, and coordinate digital networks and systems that support network communities. They help clients understand potential opportunities for energy-efficient improvements to their structures and install and maintain operating environments and closely monitor them to respond speedily to any problems or concerns.

Infrastructure engineers maintain a professional demeanor with clients and colleagues, provide training and support for the systems, and ensure that the operating environments stay safe and secure. When necessary, they also update software and hardware. Infrastructure engineers document reported malfunctions and actions taken in response. They work with numerous software programs as well as clients and other technical staff. They are also often called upon to do field analysis and perform maintenance tasks. Infrastructure engineers need a minimum bachelor's degree in technology or computer science and relevant work experience.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.7 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.6 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Infrastructure Engineer Salaries

Average Base Pay

£43,114 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: £43K
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Infrastructure Engineer Career Path

Learn how to become an Infrastructure Engineer, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

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Infrastructure Engineer Insights

Read what Infrastructure Engineer professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 Nov 2020

“If you are looking to learn an grow your career then Mphasis is not at all a good option.”

Smile Direct ClubSmile Direct Club
Director of Global Infrastructure
4 Mar 2021

“It is a great place to start your career as well as take yourself to new heights.”

Infrastructure Engineer
13 Nov 2019

“Every employee is expected to take full ownership end to end on domain they lead.”

Infrastructure Lead
21 Sep 2021

“Good and Nice to work with!”

Allica BankAllica Bank
Senior Infrastructure Engineer
17 Feb 2021

“life balance and encourages professional and personal development”

Sopra SteriaSopra Steria
Infrastructure Engineer
27 Jul 2021

“Great work balance and good in skill development s”

Logista Solutions
Infrastructure Engineer
12 Feb 2021

“Business is good and everyone i worked with was very nice.”

Lead Infrastructure Engineer
21 Jan 2022

“late appraisal and hike not good.”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of an infrastructure engineer

When working as an infrastructure engineer, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Windows Azure, Cloud, PowerShell, Operating Systems and Microsoft Active Directory.

The most similar professions to infrastructure engineer are:
  • Devops Engineer
  • Cloud Engineer
  • Architect
  • Enterprise Architect

The most common qualifications to become an infrastructure engineer is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.