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Better infrastructure, a brighter future

The transformation of IT infrastructure is accelerating, and it’s skills like yours that are making the rapid move to the cloud  and the overhaul of legacy systems possible.

Businesses need innovative, forward-looking strategies – and the right people to realise them. We’re talking – every day – to organisations of all sizes, in all sectors, who want to unlock the possibilities of a truly agile, responsive infrastructure.  

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We understand what matters to IT infrastructure professionals so we’re perfectly placed to secure the permanent and contract roles that will help to fast track your future.

We take the time to consult. To question. To develop exclusive relationships with a wide range of employers. And then to secure the right role for you. Our understanding of what you value most in a role means we can match you to the best opportunities – ones that you wouldn’t find elsewhere.
 

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Your IT infrastructure job questions, answered

Are there lots of IT infrastructure jobs available in Australia?  

Yes, definitely. The shift to remote and hybrid working means there has been a spike in demand for cloud infrastructure skills, in services such as AWS, Azure and Google Cloud. 
 
Also in the spotlight? Contractor infrastructure specialists, who are needed due to the continued building of new equipment, and second line desktop support experts, who have increased in strategic importance as cloud services continue to be rolled out. There will, after all, always be teething issues when implementing something new. 

Which industries are hiring for infrastructure jobs in Australia?  

Not surprisingly, the tech industry has a strong demand for IT infrastructure talent, particularly managed service providers. The public sector has prioritised infrastructure hiring over the past year. Cracks in the digital infrastructure of many organisations were exposed by the Covid-19 pandemic, accelerating the roll out of transformation programmes to meet service needs and access operational data.
 
As a network engineer, infrastructure engineer, infrastructure manager or infrastructure architect you’ll be in a strong position to secure a new opportunity. 

Are there both temporary and permanent jobs available in infrastructure? 

As a rule, there tend to be more permanent opportunities in IT infrastructure. Its focus on consistent, robust service delivery and business continuity means opportunities are often longer term rather than project based.
 
But, the increasing number of digital transformation initiatives means contractor roles are also available for migrations and other one-off projects, particularly if you have niche expertise.    

What salary can I earn in IT infrastructure in Australia? 

This will depend on the role, location and company. At the more junior end, Service Desk Analysts can expect a typical salary ranging from $53,000 to $61,000 whilst 2nd Line Support Analysts might see a typical salary of $63,000-$71,000. 

At the more experienced end of the scale, a salary for a Network Engineer might range from $76,000 to $140,000 dependent on experience and location, with an average salary of $100,000. 

A Systems Engineer can expect an typical salary of $105,000 and an Infrastructure Architect can expect a typical salary of $180,000 and above in Sydney and Melbourne. 

Which infrastructure skills are in demand? 

Cloud skills have seen sustained demand since the pivot to remote working and will continue to do so. Cyber security skills are also sought after, and if you’re an infrastructure engineer looking to upskill, you might consider moving into a network security or security specialist role. 
 
Whilst technical skills remain essential, softer ones such as stakeholder engagement also help an infrastructure manager secure buy-in on changes and new initiatives from varying audiences. 

What qualifications will help me get a job in IT infrastructure? 

If you’re a network engineer you should consider Cisco qualifications such as CCNA, CCNP and CCIE. Infrastructure engineers working on remote servers would find VMware certifications useful. 
 
If you’re looking to better understand how business objectives and digital and IT capabilities inform each other, you could consider a move into service management. Both IT and infrastructure aligned, industry-standard service management qualification ITIL uses a systematic approach. It covers both continuous improvement and service strategies and will help you to adapt infrastructures at your own organisation and give you the agility to react quickly to change. 
 

And of course, with the acceleration of cloud strategies, Azure and AWS certifications are highly regarded.