Period
to 19 October 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Data Centre in permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Data Centre over the 6 months to 19 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Center
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
19 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 73 85 25
Rank change year-on-year +12 -60 -17
Permanent jobs citing Data Centre 110 7 211
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Birmingham 3.34% 0.76% 7.99%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.79% 2.69% 22.76%
Number of salaries quoted 63 5 190
10th Percentile £41,250 £42,800 £41,250
25th Percentile £46,875 £47,000 £51,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% -23.08% +13.04%
75th Percentile £72,500 £51,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £107,000 £52,650 £77,500
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £41,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +21.95% -28.70% -

Data Centre is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Birmingham
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1,412 260 927
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 42.85% 28.35% 35.10%
Number of salaries quoted 1,161 229 792
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £29,825
25th Percentile £41,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +12.24% +3.16% -5.00%
75th Percentile £72,500 £60,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £72,500 £75,000
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -

Data Centre
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Data Centre as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Data Centre in Birmingham

Data Centre
Salary Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Data Centre in Birmingham.

Salary trend for Data Centre in Birmingham

Data Centre
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Salary distribution for jobs citing Data Centre in Birmingham over the 6 months to 19 October 2021.

Salary histogram for Data Centre in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 19 October 2021, IT jobs citing Data Centre also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Data Centre.

1 53 (48.18%) Microsoft
2 44 (40.00%) Azure
3 42 (38.18%) VMware
4 36 (32.73%) SC Cleared
4 36 (32.73%) Security Cleared
5 34 (30.91%) Public Cloud
6 32 (29.09%) Cisco
7 31 (28.18%) VMware Infrastructure
8 28 (25.45%) AWS
8 28 (25.45%) Microsoft Certification
9 27 (24.55%) MCP
9 27 (24.55%) MCSE
10 23 (20.91%) Management Information System
11 22 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 22 (20.00%) MCSA
11 22 (20.00%) vSphere
11 22 (20.00%) DV Cleared
11 22 (20.00%) Server Management
11 22 (20.00%) Legacy Systems
12 21 (19.09%) Migration
13 16 (14.55%) Microsoft 365
14 15 (13.64%) PaaS
14 15 (13.64%) Presales
15 14 (12.73%) Finance
16 13 (11.82%) Firewall
16 13 (11.82%) Juniper
16 13 (11.82%) WAN
16 13 (11.82%) Cybersecurity
17 12 (10.91%) Self-Motivation
17 12 (10.91%) Windows

Data Centre
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 8 (7.27%) OpenStack
2 5 (4.55%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.73%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.91%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 44 (40.00%) Azure
2 28 (25.45%) AWS
3 16 (14.55%) Microsoft 365
4 15 (13.64%) PaaS
5 9 (8.18%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (6.36%) IaaS
6 7 (6.36%) SaaS
7 2 (1.82%) Azure Stack
7 2 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.91%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.91%) Cohesity
8 1 (0.91%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 13 (11.82%) Firewall
1 13 (11.82%) WAN
2 11 (10.00%) LAN
3 9 (8.18%) BGP
3 9 (8.18%) MPLS
4 8 (7.27%) Wireless
5 7 (6.36%) Cisco Nexus
5 7 (6.36%) Unified Communications
6 6 (5.45%) VXLAN
7 5 (4.55%) SD-WAN
7 5 (4.55%) VPN
8 4 (3.64%) BIG-IP
8 4 (3.64%) OSPF
8 4 (3.64%) SAN
9 3 (2.73%) DNS
9 3 (2.73%) Internet
9 3 (2.73%) RSVP
9 3 (2.73%) VoIP
9 3 (2.73%) VPLS
9 3 (2.73%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.36%) Azure SQL Database
1 7 (6.36%) SQL Server
1 7 (6.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (0.91%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (0.91%) Couchbase
2 1 (0.91%) Metadata
2 1 (0.91%) MySQL
General
1 14 (12.73%) Finance
2 11 (10.00%) Social Skills
3 8 (7.27%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 7 (6.36%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.82%) Banking
5 2 (1.82%) Law
5 2 (1.82%) Organisational Skills
6 1 (0.91%) Fire and Rescue
6 1 (0.91%) Legal
6 1 (0.91%) Marketing
6 1 (0.91%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 55 (50.00%) Architect
2 27 (24.55%) Infrastructure Architect
2 27 (24.55%) Technical Architect
3 22 (20.00%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
3 22 (20.00%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
4 21 (19.09%) Network Engineer
5 10 (9.09%) Cloud Architect
5 10 (9.09%) Migration Architect
6 9 (8.18%) Cloud Consultant
6 9 (8.18%) Consultant
6 9 (8.18%) Technical Consultant
7 7 (6.36%) Azure SQL DBA
7 7 (6.36%) Data Centre Engineer
7 7 (6.36%) DBA
7 7 (6.36%) IP Engineer
7 7 (6.36%) Lead Architect
7 7 (6.36%) Senior DBA
7 7 (6.36%) Senior SQL DBA
7 7 (6.36%) SQL DBA
8 6 (5.45%) IP Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.36%) Middleware
2 1 (0.91%) .NET
2 1 (0.91%) ISPF
2 1 (0.91%) Kafka
2 1 (0.91%) OAuth
2 1 (0.91%) OAuth2
2 1 (0.91%) Spring
2 1 (0.91%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 34 (30.91%) Public Cloud
2 23 (20.91%) Management Information System
3 22 (20.00%) Legacy Systems
4 12 (10.91%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (4.55%) Private Cloud
6 4 (3.64%) Fibre Optics
7 2 (1.82%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.91%) Clustering
8 1 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.91%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.91%) Replication
8 1 (0.91%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.91%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.91%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 12 (10.91%) Windows
2 11 (10.00%) Windows Server
3 8 (7.27%) Linux
4 4 (3.64%) Windows 10
5 3 (2.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.73%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (20.00%) Server Management
2 21 (19.09%) Migration
3 15 (13.64%) Presales
4 13 (11.82%) Cybersecurity
5 11 (10.00%) Cost Reduction
6 10 (9.09%) DevOps
6 10 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
6 10 (9.09%) Software Licensing
7 9 (8.18%) Network Management
7 9 (8.18%) Requirements Gathering
8 8 (7.27%) Technical Leadership
9 7 (6.36%) Coaching
9 7 (6.36%) Community of Practice
9 7 (6.36%) Time Management
10 6 (5.45%) IT Strategy
11 5 (4.55%) Customer Engagement
11 5 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 4 (3.64%) Decision-Making
12 4 (3.64%) Project Delivery
13 3 (2.73%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 7 (6.36%) SQL
2 3 (2.73%) PowerShell
2 3 (2.73%) Python
3 1 (0.91%) C
3 1 (0.91%) Java
3 1 (0.91%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.91%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 36 (32.73%) SC Cleared
1 36 (32.73%) Security Cleared
2 28 (25.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 27 (24.55%) MCP
3 27 (24.55%) MCSE
4 22 (20.00%) DV Cleared
4 22 (20.00%) MCSA
4 22 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 7 (6.36%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (5.45%) CCNP
7 5 (4.55%) Degree
8 4 (3.64%) JNCIE
9 3 (2.73%) CCNA
9 3 (2.73%) JNCIP
10 1 (0.91%) CCIE
10 1 (0.91%) CISA
10 1 (0.91%) CISM
10 1 (0.91%) CISSP
10 1 (0.91%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.91%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (28.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (20.00%) vSphere
3 11 (10.00%) Active Directory
4 9 (8.18%) Hyper-V
5 4 (3.64%) KVM
6 1 (0.91%) Docker
6 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.91%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.91%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 9 (8.18%) Microsoft Intune
2 5 (4.55%) Active Directory Federation Services
2 5 (4.55%) Single Sign-On
3 4 (3.64%) SCCM
4 3 (2.73%) Ansible
4 3 (2.73%) Salt
5 1 (0.91%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.91%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.91%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.91%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.91%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.91%) Puppet
5 1 (0.91%) SCOM
5 1 (0.91%) Terraform
Vendors
1 53 (48.18%) Microsoft
2 42 (38.18%) VMware
3 32 (29.09%) Cisco
4 13 (11.82%) Juniper
5 10 (9.09%) Adobe
5 10 (9.09%) Apple
6 9 (8.18%) Aruba
7 7 (6.36%) Oracle
8 4 (3.64%) Citrix
8 4 (3.64%) F5
8 4 (3.64%) Fortinet
8 4 (3.64%) Veeam
9 3 (2.73%) SaltStack
10 2 (1.82%) Dell
10 2 (1.82%) Mitel
10 2 (1.82%) Palo Alto
11 1 (0.91%) Avaya
11 1 (0.91%) CheckPoint
11 1 (0.91%) HP
11 1 (0.91%) Informatica