Period
to 31 July 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Data Centre in permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Data Centre over the 6 months to 31 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Center
Central London > City of London
6 months to
31 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 162 105 139
Rank change year-on-year -57 +34 +21
Permanent jobs citing Data Centre 83 131 231
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 1.47% 2.49% 2.26%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.85% 6.51% 6.14%
Number of salaries quoted 72 103 204
10th Percentile £40,007 £56,500 £42,875
25th Percentile £56,250 £71,875 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £77,000 £85,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year -9.41% +30.77% -7.14%
75th Percentile £91,563 £91,875 £77,500
90th Percentile £106,125 £112,500 £84,625
Central London median annual salary £77,500 £85,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year -8.82% +30.77% -

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 the City of London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
City of London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 2,158 2,013 3,763
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 38.32% 38.31% 36.78%
Number of salaries quoted 1,898 1,774 3,293
10th Percentile £42,500 £41,325 £37,500
25th Percentile £56,250 £52,500 £49,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70% +3.85%
75th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £85,000
90th Percentile £110,000 £107,500 £100,000
Central London median annual salary £72,500 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +3.57% +7.69% -

Data Centre
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Data Centre as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Data Centre in the City of London

Data Centre
Salary Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Data Centre in the City of London.

Salary trend for Data Centre in the City of London

Data Centre
Salary Histogram in the City of London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Data Centre in the City of London over the 6 months to 31 July 2021.

Salary histogram for Data Centre in the City of London

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 City of London region with a requirement for Data Centre.

1 28 (33.73%) Cisco
2 26 (31.33%) VMware
2 26 (31.33%) Azure
3 24 (28.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (27.71%) AWS
4 23 (27.71%) Windows
4 23 (27.71%) Python
5 22 (26.51%) Microsoft
6 21 (25.30%) Firewall
7 20 (24.10%) Finance
7 20 (24.10%) LAN
7 20 (24.10%) Kubernetes
7 20 (24.10%) Social Skills
8 19 (22.89%) WAN
9 18 (21.69%) Analytics
10 17 (20.48%) Degree
11 15 (18.07%) Public Cloud
11 15 (18.07%) Docker
12 14 (16.87%) Terraform
12 14 (16.87%) PowerShell
12 14 (16.87%) Computer Science
13 13 (15.66%) Agile Software Development
13 13 (15.66%) TCP/IP
13 13 (15.66%) Active Directory
13 13 (15.66%) Linux
13 13 (15.66%) Ansible
14 12 (14.46%) Capacity Planning
14 12 (14.46%) SQL
14 12 (14.46%) Software Engineering
14 12 (14.46%) SolarWinds

Data Centre
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 5 (6.02%) MS Exchange
2 4 (4.82%) Apache Airflow
2 4 (4.82%) Apache Spark
3 3 (3.61%) IIS
4 2 (2.41%) Confluence
4 2 (2.41%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.20%) Apache
5 1 (1.20%) ejabberd
5 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.20%) nginx
5 1 (1.20%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.20%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (8.43%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.20%) Acrobat
3 1 (1.20%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 26 (31.33%) Azure
2 23 (27.71%) AWS
3 10 (12.05%) Microsoft 365
4 9 (10.84%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (10.84%) SaaS
5 8 (9.64%) GCP
5 8 (9.64%) PaaS
6 6 (7.23%) IaaS
7 4 (4.82%) Amazon EKS
8 3 (3.61%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (1.20%) Amazon ECS
9 1 (1.20%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (1.20%) AWS Fargate
9 1 (1.20%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (1.20%) Cohesity
9 1 (1.20%) Google Compute Engine
9 1 (1.20%) Matillion
9 1 (1.20%) Mimecast
9 1 (1.20%) Serverless
9 1 (1.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 21 (25.30%) Firewall
2 20 (24.10%) LAN
3 19 (22.89%) WAN
4 13 (15.66%) TCP/IP
5 11 (13.25%) Ethernet
6 10 (12.05%) Network Security
7 8 (9.64%) SD-WAN
8 7 (8.43%) BGP
8 7 (8.43%) Cisco Firepower
8 7 (8.43%) Cisco ISE
9 6 (7.23%) DHCP
9 6 (7.23%) OSPF
10 5 (6.02%) Broadband
10 5 (6.02%) DNS
10 5 (6.02%) Internet
11 4 (4.82%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (4.82%) Cisco Nexus
11 4 (4.82%) Multicast
11 4 (4.82%) SAN
11 4 (4.82%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.05%) Big Data
2 7 (8.43%) Azure SQL Database
2 7 (8.43%) SQL Server
3 5 (6.02%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (6.02%) Relational Database
4 4 (4.82%) Amazon Aurora
4 4 (4.82%) Data Lake
4 4 (4.82%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (4.82%) Metadata
5 2 (2.41%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.20%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.20%) BigQuery
6 1 (1.20%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.20%) MySQL
6 1 (1.20%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (4.82%) Moq
1 4 (4.82%) NUnit
2 3 (3.61%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (2.41%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.41%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.20%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (24.10%) Finance
1 20 (24.10%) Social Skills
2 8 (9.64%) Banking
3 5 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.02%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.61%) Advertising
4 3 (3.61%) Front Office
4 3 (3.61%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.41%) Games
5 2 (2.41%) Police
5 2 (2.41%) Public Sector
5 2 (2.41%) Retail
6 1 (1.20%) Fire and Rescue
6 1 (1.20%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 1 (1.20%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 18 (21.69%) Architect
2 8 (9.64%) Analyst
2 8 (9.64%) Network Engineer
3 7 (8.43%) Network Architect
4 6 (7.23%) Software Engineer
5 5 (6.02%) Developer
5 5 (6.02%) Solutions Architect
5 5 (6.02%) Storage Engineer
5 5 (6.02%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (4.82%) .NET Developer
6 4 (4.82%) AWS Engineer
6 4 (4.82%) Backup Engineer
6 4 (4.82%) Consultant
6 4 (4.82%) IT Manager
6 4 (4.82%) Storage and Backup Engineer
6 4 (4.82%) VMware Engineer
7 3 (3.61%) Azure Architect
7 3 (3.61%) Java Engineer
7 3 (3.61%) Kubernetes Engineer
7 3 (3.61%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.84%) .NET
1 9 (10.84%) JSON
2 8 (9.64%) .NET Core
3 7 (8.43%) React
4 4 (4.82%) CSS
4 4 (4.82%) Kafka
4 4 (4.82%) LESS
4 4 (4.82%) Redux
4 4 (4.82%) Sass
5 3 (3.61%) Vert.x
5 3 (3.61%) WebRTC
6 2 (2.41%) 802.1X
6 2 (2.41%) Regular Expression
6 2 (2.41%) YAML
7 1 (1.20%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (1.20%) Flash
7 1 (1.20%) RESTful
7 1 (1.20%) Spark Streaming
7 1 (1.20%) Vue.js
7 1 (1.20%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (18.07%) Public Cloud
2 10 (12.05%) Enterprise Storage
3 8 (9.64%) Client/Server
3 8 (9.64%) Management Information System
4 5 (6.02%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (4.82%) Data Structures
5 4 (4.82%) EMC VNXe
5 4 (4.82%) FlexPod
5 4 (4.82%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (4.82%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 3 (3.61%) Private Cloud
6 3 (3.61%) Social Media
7 2 (2.41%) EMC VNX
7 2 (2.41%) Fibre Optics
7 2 (2.41%) Hedge funds
7 2 (2.41%) Replication
7 2 (2.41%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (1.20%) Derivative
8 1 (1.20%) Equities
8 1 (1.20%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 23 (27.71%) Windows
2 13 (15.66%) Linux
3 9 (10.84%) Windows Server
4 8 (9.64%) Windows 10
5 5 (6.02%) Windows 7
6 4 (4.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (4.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (4.82%) Windows Server 2016
7 3 (3.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.41%) Ubuntu
8 2 (2.41%) Unix
9 1 (1.20%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (21.69%) Analytics
2 14 (16.87%) Computer Science
3 13 (15.66%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (14.46%) Capacity Planning
4 12 (14.46%) Software Engineering
5 11 (13.25%) Change Management
5 11 (13.25%) DevOps
6 9 (10.84%) Data Pipeline
7 8 (9.64%) Artificial Intelligence
7 8 (9.64%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (8.43%) Coaching
8 7 (8.43%) Infrastructure as Code
8 7 (8.43%) ITIL
8 7 (8.43%) Mentoring
8 7 (8.43%) Network Design
8 7 (8.43%) Scrum
9 6 (7.23%) Data Engineering
9 6 (7.23%) IT Strategy
9 6 (7.23%) Microservices
9 6 (7.23%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 23 (27.71%) Python
2 14 (16.87%) PowerShell
3 12 (14.46%) SQL
4 9 (10.84%) C#
4 9 (10.84%) Java
5 3 (3.61%) Bash Shell
5 3 (3.61%) Go
5 3 (3.61%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.61%) Perl
6 1 (1.20%) C
6 1 (1.20%) PHP
6 1 (1.20%) Scala
Qualifications
1 17 (20.48%) Degree
2 11 (13.25%) Security Cleared
3 10 (12.05%) SC Cleared
4 5 (6.02%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (6.02%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (4.82%) CCNP
5 4 (4.82%) Master's Degree
6 2 (2.41%) CCIE
6 2 (2.41%) CCNA
6 2 (2.41%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.20%) AWS Certification
7 1 (1.20%) BICSI RCDD
7 1 (1.20%) CCSA
7 1 (1.20%) CCSE
7 1 (1.20%) CCVP
7 1 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (1.20%) RIBA
7 1 (1.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.82%) SLA
2 3 (3.61%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.20%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.20%) QA
System Software
1 24 (28.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (18.07%) Docker
3 13 (15.66%) Active Directory
4 7 (8.43%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (8.43%) VMware NSX
4 7 (8.43%) XenDesktop
5 5 (6.02%) vSphere
5 5 (6.02%) XenApp
6 3 (3.61%) KVM
7 2 (2.41%) Hyper-V
8 1 (1.20%) iptables
8 1 (1.20%) Kamailio
8 1 (1.20%) NFS
8 1 (1.20%) Postfix
8 1 (1.20%) QEMU
8 1 (1.20%) Terminal Server
8 1 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 20 (24.10%) Kubernetes
2 14 (16.87%) Terraform
3 13 (15.66%) Ansible
4 7 (8.43%) FortiGate
4 7 (8.43%) Puppet
5 4 (4.82%) NetBackup
5 4 (4.82%) vCenter Server
6 3 (3.61%) Consul
6 3 (3.61%) Grafana
6 3 (3.61%) Packer
6 3 (3.61%) Prometheus
6 3 (3.61%) SCCM
7 2 (2.41%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (2.41%) Rundeck
7 2 (2.41%) SCOM
7 2 (2.41%) ZABBIX
8 1 (1.20%) Galera Cluster
8 1 (1.20%) HAProxy
8 1 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 28 (33.73%) Cisco
2 26 (31.33%) VMware
3 22 (26.51%) Microsoft
4 12 (14.46%) SolarWinds
5 10 (12.05%) Citrix
6 9 (10.84%) Fortinet
6 9 (10.84%) NetApp
7 7 (8.43%) CA
7 7 (8.43%) Dell
7 7 (8.43%) EMC
8 6 (7.23%) HP
9 5 (6.02%) Juniper
10 4 (4.82%) Arista
10 4 (4.82%) F5
10 4 (4.82%) Google
10 4 (4.82%) Isilon
10 4 (4.82%) Palo Alto
10 4 (4.82%) Rapid7
11 3 (3.61%) CommVault
11 3 (3.61%) SonicWALL