Infrastructure and systems recruiter

Infrastructure & Systems

Are you considering your next IT career move as a specialist in Infrastructure or Systems? Gravitas is an industry-leading niche specialist in permanent and contract recruitment. 

We are looking for talented technology professionals to work with our clients working across the Public Sector (education, NHS and housing), as well as the innovative areas of Greentech, Insurtech, Healthtech, and Fintech.

Our expert consultants provide job seekers with guidance on career paths, skillset development, along with salary and benefits advice. Our team will help highlight the hottest jobs in the technology market and what businesses are looking for to help you get hired. 

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Top Infrastructure & Systems job niches in demand


Housing associations, also known as social housing, are not-for-profit organisations, working closely with local authorities to deliver affordable housing. Being a technology professional in these organisations you will be delivering solutions that improve efficiency, improve customer experience, and ensure these organisations can support as many vulnerable people as possible. Some of the key roles we are recruiting for include: 

  • Infrastructure Engineer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Application Support Analyst
  • Migration and Integration Specialist
  • Project/ Programme Manager
  • Business Analyst

Across these roles, it is beneficial to understand Housing Management Systems such as Civica CX, Northgate, OPENHousing, MIS ActiveH and Aareon QL. 


The NHS is one of the greatest areas of technology and digital transformation, digitalising patient data, reducing administrative tasks and improving quality of healthcare services. IT professionals in the NHS will play a role in significant projects ultimately shaping the future of healthcare. The most in demand technical roles include: 

  • Integration Developer/Architect
  • Configuration Specialist
  • Systems Trainer
  • Business/Systems Analyst
  • Project/Programme Manager 

The types of technical specialists working with the NHS might have knowledge in EMR, EHR, EPR, PAS, and Laboratory Information Management systems (LIMS) and Picture Archiving Communications System (PACS).  


Higher Education organisations are continuously delivering projects to their core Student Systems, with the overall aim of optimising the student experience, improving retention, and making their education more accessible to the population. Job requirements for these projects vary, including:

  • Student Systems Developer/Consultant/Analyst
  • Integration Specialist/Architect
  • Statutory Returns Specialists (e.g. HESA, HESES etc.) 
  • Business Analyst
  • Project/Programme Manager
  • VLE Specialists

Student systems, statutory returns, admissions, registry and virtual learning environments (VLE) may vary between universities, but some common systems or specialisms include SITS, Ellucian Banner, PeopleSoft, Moodle, Blackboard and Admission Systems. 

Public Sector

Providing support and service to the general public, public sector organisations can include local/central government, charities and blue light services. Technology is a vital part in keeping these organisations running and innovation enables them to improve public services and support the population. Popular roles in developing these organisation’s IT systems can include:

  • Project/Programme Managers
  • Implementation Consultant
  • Business Analyst
  • Change Analyst/Manager
  • System Specialists

As a technical specialist in the public sector, it is advantageous to have skills and experience around core Public Services. These include Adult’s and Children’s Social Care (e.g. LiquidLogic), back-office functions (e.g. ERP systems, finance/HR & Payroll), Revs & Bens and Document Management Systems (e.g. Sharepoint/M365).

IT Infrastructure & Networking

Underpinning these core systems is the IT Infrastructure of these organisations. This enables systems to function as required and is vital for continuity of services. Given the importance of the services, innovation in infrastructure and networking within public sector organisations ensure they run efficiently and minimise vulnerability to cyber threats. Our clients requirements vary, with keys roles including: 

  • Infrastructure Engineer
  • Network Engineer
  • Project / Programme Manager
  • Cyber Security / SOC Analyst / Engineer / Lead
  • Infrastructure / Network Architect 
  • Service Desk Analyst / Lead

As a specialist in Infrastructure and Networking, it’s helpful to have experience with EUC technologies (e.g. O365, Win11), Network Technologies (e.g. Cisco, WAN/SD-WAN, LAN), Server Side infrastructure, Cyber Security and ITIL.

Top tips to get hired in Infrastructure or Systems

Expert advice from Business Manager, Ben McKay

Proactively network 

Networking has become more important than ever to establish yourself in the technology industry. Join relevant community groups and attend webinars/industry events, to gain valuable advice and insights for your career development, as well as grow your reputation in the market. New connections may even recommend you for new opportunities or give you an idea of the best organisations to work with. 

Build valuable relationships with recruiters

IT Recruiters have extensive understanding of the tech market, recruit for exclusive opportunities and know what skillsets are mostly in demand. Don’t miss out on this advantage! Find the most suitable recruiter for you by looking into specialist agencies, ask your colleagues or find recruiter profiles on LinkedIn. The top recruiter profiles should have testimonials that LinkedIn is a great source in looking at testimonials given to recruiters as well, so you can find the best consultant for you!

Continuously improve on your CV and LinkedIn profile

A good CV and LinkedIn profile is key for you to stand out in the IT crowd and open further doors for new opportunities. It should be clear and concise, but most importantly, show your key achievements and outputs. Employers like to see the impact you’ve made, so be proud and show off! Each time you visit your CV or profile, also make sure your skills and experiences highlighted are still relevant. 

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