Infrastructure Engineer

Average Salary
Job Forecast
Currently Employed in Scotland

What is a Infrastructure Engineer

You could be working on any digital infrastructure that businesses and public institutions rely on, including systems that manage hospitals, transportation, commerce, public safety and energy.

Top 3 job tasks:

  • Maintaining critical computer systems through system updates, repairs and stress testing
  • Assessing potential network risks and developing appropriate contingency plans
  • Providing technical assistance and advice to system users

Getting in and Qualifications


You can become qualified for Infrastructure Engineer roles through a number of different routes.

Useful Subjects:

  • Physics
  • Design and Technology
  • Computer Science

A Foundation Apprenticeship in Hardware and System Support can provide valuable practical knowledge alongside regular study in S5/S6.

Entry requirements for courses can change. Always contact the college, university or training provider to check exactly what you will need.


A Modern Apprenticeship in ICT and Telecommunications can develop practical experience in the industry while training and earning a wage.

Relevant HNC, HND and degree subjects include:

  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Information Science
  • Network Technologies

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