Period
to

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Data Centre in permanent job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Data Centre over the 6 months to 1 July 2022 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Center
UK > England
6 months to
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 210 187 125
Rank change year-on-year -23 -62 +1
Permanent jobs citing Data Centre 2,792 1,778 1,912
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.86% 1.87% 2.63%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.03% 4.68% 7.15%
Number of salaries quoted 1,681 1,334 1,484
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% -4.35% +4.55%
75th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £73,212
90th Percentile £92,500 £85,000 £87,500
UK median annual salary £59,167 £55,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +7.58% -4.35% +4.55%

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

All Generic Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 69,363 37,965 26,731
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 46.18% 40.03% 36.75%
Number of salaries quoted 30,625 23,759 21,328
10th Percentile £34,000 £32,836 £32,000
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £41,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
75th Percentile £84,750 £80,000 £77,500
90th Percentile £104,806 £97,500 £97,500
UK median annual salary £61,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +6.09% +4.55% +0.13%

Data Centre
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Centre in England

Data Centre
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Data Centre in England

Data Centre
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Data Centre in England over the 6 months to 1 July 2022.

Salary histogram for Data Centre in England

Data Centre
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Data Centre within the England region over the 6 months to 1 July 2022. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Jobs
London -19 1,251 £68,000 +4.62% 113
South East -41 469 £55,000 +4.76% 51
North of England -20 394 £50,000 +5.26% 68
Midlands +5 346 £47,500 -5.00% 44
West Midlands -8 234 £46,500 -7.00% 30
North West -25 211 £50,000 +11.11% 32
East of England +12 207 £50,000 -9.09% 26
Yorkshire -35 134 £50,000 +5.26% 33
South West -46 131 £47,603 -9.33% 32
East Midlands -31 80 £50,000 - 14
North East +14 49 £35,000 -6.67% 3
Data Centre
UK

For the 6 months to 1 July 2022, 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 England region with a requirement for Data Centre.

1 1,004 (35.96%) Microsoft
2 875 (31.34%) Azure
3 801 (28.69%) AWS
4 662 (23.71%) Cisco
5 652 (23.35%) Windows
6 649 (23.24%) VMware
7 616 (22.06%) Social Skills
8 602 (21.56%) Firewall
9 579 (20.74%) Finance
10 546 (19.56%) Cybersecurity
11 496 (17.77%) WAN
12 474 (16.98%) Linux
13 462 (16.55%) Active Directory
14 461 (16.51%) VMware Infrastructure
15 460 (16.48%) Agile
16 397 (14.22%) Microsoft 365
17 389 (13.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 379 (13.57%) ITIL
19 360 (12.89%) Public Cloud
20 349 (12.50%) LAN
21 348 (12.46%) Cisco Certification
22 343 (12.29%) Problem-Solving
23 329 (11.78%) DevOps
24 325 (11.64%) DNS
25 324 (11.60%) Apple
26 309 (11.07%) Project Management
27 308 (11.03%) Python
28 306 (10.96%) Adobe
29 305 (10.92%) Software Licensing
30 296 (10.60%) Degree

Data Centre
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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
1 132 (4.73%) SharePoint
2 89 (3.19%) OpenStack
3 73 (2.61%) IIS
4 40 (1.43%) MS Exchange
5 23 (0.82%) IBM Notes
6 20 (0.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 20 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
7 19 (0.68%) Apache
8 17 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
8 17 (0.61%) Skype for Business
9 14 (0.50%) Apache Spark
9 14 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2007
9 14 (0.50%) Tomcat
10 13 (0.47%) Cloud Foundry
11 9 (0.32%) CMS
11 9 (0.32%) nginx
11 9 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
12 7 (0.25%) Confluence
13 4 (0.14%) SAS
13 4 (0.14%) WildFly
Applications
1 177 (6.34%) Microsoft Office
2 76 (2.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 54 (1.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 23 (0.82%) Microsoft Project
5 18 (0.64%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
6 9 (0.32%) Zemax
7 3 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 25 (0.90%) Fidessa
2 9 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (0.25%) SAP GTS
4 3 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.072%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.072%) Visualfiles
6 1 (0.036%) Cloudability
6 1 (0.036%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.036%) Kondor
6 1 (0.036%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.036%) Primavera
6 1 (0.036%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
6 1 (0.036%) RMDS
6 1 (0.036%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 875 (31.34%) Azure
2 801 (28.69%) AWS
3 397 (14.22%) Microsoft 365
4 223 (7.99%) IaaS
5 177 (6.34%) Cloud Computing
6 174 (6.23%) SaaS
7 171 (6.12%) GCP
8 167 (5.98%) PaaS
9 112 (4.01%) Azure Active Directory
10 55 (1.97%) Serverless
11 53 (1.90%) AWS CloudFormation
12 51 (1.83%) Power Platform
13 46 (1.65%) Amazon EC2
14 39 (1.40%) Amazon EKS
15 37 (1.33%) Mimecast
16 34 (1.22%) Amazon S3
16 34 (1.22%) AWS Lambda
17 30 (1.07%) Datadog
18 24 (0.86%) WhatsApp
19 23 (0.82%) Azure Sentinel
Communications & Networking
1 602 (21.56%) Firewall
2 496 (17.77%) WAN
3 349 (12.50%) LAN
4 325 (11.64%) DNS
5 276 (9.89%) VPN
6 207 (7.41%) DHCP
7 203 (7.27%) Wireless
8 196 (7.02%) Network Security
9 194 (6.95%) TCP/IP
10 181 (6.48%) SAN
11 170 (6.09%) MPLS
12 166 (5.95%) Wi-Fi
13 165 (5.91%) BGP
14 161 (5.77%) SD-WAN
15 121 (4.33%) OSPF
16 117 (4.19%) Cisco Nexus
17 104 (3.72%) Cisco ASA
17 104 (3.72%) VoIP
18 87 (3.12%) Internet
18 87 (3.12%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (4.37%) SQL Server
2 42 (1.50%) Data Warehouse
3 39 (1.40%) NoSQL
4 38 (1.36%) Big Data
5 32 (1.15%) MySQL
5 32 (1.15%) Relational Database
6 29 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
7 27 (0.97%) Couchbase
8 24 (0.86%) Amazon RDS
8 24 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
9 23 (0.82%) Metadata
10 20 (0.72%) Data Lake
11 19 (0.68%) RDBMS
11 19 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 18 (0.64%) Power BI
13 14 (0.50%) MongoDB
14 13 (0.47%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 12 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 10 (0.36%) Hadoop
17 9 (0.32%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 72 (2.58%) Jenkins
2 51 (1.83%) Git (software)
3 34 (1.22%) JIRA
4 20 (0.72%) Visual Studio
5 16 (0.57%) TeamCity
6 14 (0.50%) Bitbucket
7 11 (0.39%) Burp Suite
7 11 (0.39%) Cucumber
8 10 (0.36%) JUnit
8 10 (0.36%) RSpec
9 9 (0.32%) Eclipse
9 9 (0.32%) Octopus Deploy
9 9 (0.32%) Robot Framework
9 9 (0.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 9 (0.32%) WebSpeed
10 7 (0.25%) GitLab
11 6 (0.21%) HP UFT
11 6 (0.21%) Selenium
11 6 (0.21%) Subversion
12 5 (0.18%) webpack
General
1 616 (22.06%) Social Skills
2 579 (20.74%) Finance
3 282 (10.10%) Analytical Skills
4 196 (7.02%) Banking
5 183 (6.55%) Telecoms
6 142 (5.09%) Public Sector
7 136 (4.87%) Presentation Skills
8 118 (4.23%) Legal
9 103 (3.69%) Law
10 96 (3.44%) Marketing
11 77 (2.76%) Organisational Skills
12 65 (2.33%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 61 (2.18%) Retail
14 52 (1.86%) Investment Banking
15 51 (1.83%) Influencing Skills
16 33 (1.18%) Manufacturing
17 28 (1.00%) Documentation Skills
18 26 (0.93%) Esports
19 20 (0.72%) Financial Institution
20 18 (0.64%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 575 (20.59%) Architect
2 371 (13.29%) Solutions Architect
3 361 (12.93%) Network Engineer
4 274 (9.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 167 (5.98%) Cloud Architect
5 167 (5.98%) Project Manager
6 151 (5.41%) Cloud Engineer
7 124 (4.44%) Cloud Solutions Architect
8 119 (4.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 116 (4.15%) IT Engineer
10 109 (3.90%) Software Engineer
11 108 (3.87%) Support Engineer
12 106 (3.80%) Cisco Engineer
12 106 (3.80%) Infrastructure Manager
13 100 (3.58%) Azure Architect
14 95 (3.40%) Cisco Network Engineer
15 85 (3.04%) DevOps Engineer
16 84 (3.01%) Senior Network Engineer
17 81 (2.90%) IT Manager
18 76 (2.72%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (3.30%) RESTful
2 83 (2.97%) .NET
3 54 (1.93%) Node.js
4 44 (1.58%) JSON
5 33 (1.18%) Web Services
6 32 (1.15%) REST
7 31 (1.11%) Middleware
8 30 (1.07%) Spring
9 28 (1.00%) React
10 27 (0.97%) LDAP
11 24 (0.86%) Socket.IO
11 24 (0.86%) WebRTC
12 20 (0.72%) SAML
13 19 (0.68%) DirectX
13 19 (0.68%) HTML
13 19 (0.68%) OpenCL
13 19 (0.68%) Vulkan
13 19 (0.68%) XML
14 18 (0.64%) Spring Boot
15 17 (0.61%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 360 (12.89%) Public Cloud
2 139 (4.98%) Management Information System
3 126 (4.51%) Self-Motivation
4 99 (3.55%) IoT
5 98 (3.51%) Cloud Native
6 95 (3.40%) Hybrid Cloud
7 79 (2.83%) Private Cloud
8 72 (2.58%) Replication
9 59 (2.11%) Legacy Applications
10 57 (2.04%) Driving Licence
11 55 (1.97%) Clustering
12 50 (1.79%) Virtual Team
13 44 (1.58%) Linux Command Line
13 44 (1.58%) PKI
14 42 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
15 40 (1.43%) Blockchain
15 40 (1.43%) User Experience
16 38 (1.36%) Hackathon
16 38 (1.36%) iPhone
17 37 (1.33%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 652 (23.35%) Windows
2 474 (16.98%) Linux
3 292 (10.46%) Windows Server
4 110 (3.94%) Windows 10
5 106 (3.80%) Unix
6 82 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 77 (2.76%) Windows Server 2016
8 70 (2.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 67 (2.40%) Windows Server 2019
10 61 (2.18%) Windows 7
11 46 (1.65%) Windows Server 2008
12 42 (1.50%) CentOS
13 31 (1.11%) Mac OS
13 31 (1.11%) Ubuntu
14 22 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
15 15 (0.54%) SUSE
16 14 (0.50%) Mac OS X
17 11 (0.39%) Kali Linux
18 10 (0.36%) VMS
19 9 (0.32%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 546 (19.56%) Cybersecurity
2 460 (16.48%) Agile
3 389 (13.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 379 (13.57%) ITIL
5 343 (12.29%) Problem-Solving
6 329 (11.78%) DevOps
7 309 (11.07%) Project Management
8 305 (10.92%) Software Licensing
9 293 (10.49%) Migration
10 283 (10.14%) Service Delivery
11 276 (9.89%) Mentoring
12 249 (8.92%) Project Delivery
13 218 (7.81%) CI/CD
14 213 (7.63%) Customer Engagement
15 211 (7.56%) Information Security
16 202 (7.23%) Presales
17 201 (7.20%) Computer Science
18 175 (6.27%) Collaborative Working
19 174 (6.23%) Coaching
20 164 (5.87%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 308 (11.03%) Python
2 202 (7.23%) SQL
3 152 (5.44%) PowerShell
4 151 (5.41%) Java
5 92 (3.30%) C
6 84 (3.01%) Go
7 76 (2.72%) JavaScript
8 72 (2.58%) Bash
9 54 (1.93%) C++
10 49 (1.76%) C#
11 46 (1.65%) Ruby
12 29 (1.04%) Shell Script
13 24 (0.86%) PHP
14 20 (0.72%) Perl
15 18 (0.64%) T-SQL
16 13 (0.47%) Scala
17 12 (0.43%) Rust
18 10 (0.36%) Embedded C
19 9 (0.32%) Embedded C++
19 9 (0.32%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 348 (12.46%) Cisco Certification
2 296 (10.60%) Degree
3 238 (8.52%) CCNP
4 219 (7.84%) Security Cleared
5 169 (6.05%) SC Cleared
6 136 (4.87%) CCNA
7 117 (4.19%) CCIE
8 104 (3.72%) Microsoft Certification
9 97 (3.47%) Computer Science Degree
10 70 (2.51%) CISSP
11 67 (2.40%) MCSE
12 51 (1.83%) CISM
13 45 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
13 45 (1.61%) MCSA
14 42 (1.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 39 (1.40%) PMI Certification
16 36 (1.29%) AWS Certification
17 34 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 32 (1.15%) DV Cleared
19 30 (1.07%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 151 (5.41%) SLA
2 109 (3.90%) GDPR
3 86 (3.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 49 (1.76%) PCI DSS
5 45 (1.61%) Cyber Essentials
6 39 (1.40%) NIST
7 36 (1.29%) PMO
8 28 (1.00%) QA
9 20 (0.72%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 18 (0.64%) GxP
11 17 (0.61%) ISO 9001
12 16 (0.57%) Data Quality
13 14 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 10 (0.36%) NCSC
15 7 (0.25%) GRC
16 6 (0.21%) NIST 800
17 3 (0.11%) Accessibility
17 3 (0.11%) HIPAA
17 3 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
17 3 (0.11%) JSP 440
System Software
1 462 (16.55%) Active Directory
2 461 (16.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 214 (7.66%) Docker
4 159 (5.69%) Hyper-V
5 108 (3.87%) vSphere
6 88 (3.15%) Virtual Desktop
7 86 (3.08%) VMware ESXi
8 41 (1.47%) Virtual Machines
9 39 (1.40%) VMware NSX
10 23 (0.82%) Firmware
11 22 (0.79%) Virtual Servers
12 21 (0.75%) XenApp
13 19 (0.68%) Terminal Services
14 14 (0.50%) XenDesktop
15 13 (0.47%) KVM
15 13 (0.47%) LXC
16 11 (0.39%) ProxySG
17 10 (0.36%) NFS
17 10 (0.36%) Slurm Workload Manager
18 9 (0.32%) Xen
Systems Management
1 258 (9.24%) Kubernetes
2 164 (5.87%) Ansible
3 163 (5.84%) Terraform
4 91 (3.26%) SCCM
5 59 (2.11%) Microsoft Intune
6 51 (1.83%) Nagios
6 51 (1.83%) Opscode Chef
7 49 (1.76%) Puppet
8 48 (1.72%) vCenter Server
9 43 (1.54%) SCOM
10 37 (1.33%) FortiGate
11 33 (1.18%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 33 (1.18%) WSUS
12 32 (1.15%) Microsoft Clustering
13 30 (1.07%) Grafana
14 26 (0.93%) Cisco CUCM
15 23 (0.82%) Salt
16 21 (0.75%) Norton AntiVirus
16 21 (0.75%) vRealize
17 19 (0.68%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 1,004 (35.96%) Microsoft
2 662 (23.71%) Cisco
3 649 (23.24%) VMware
4 324 (11.60%) Apple
5 306 (10.96%) Adobe
6 225 (8.06%) Citrix
7 146 (5.23%) Palo Alto
8 139 (4.98%) Juniper
9 136 (4.87%) F5
10 133 (4.76%) HP
11 124 (4.44%) Dell
12 122 (4.37%) CheckPoint
13 112 (4.01%) Fortinet
14 94 (3.37%) Red Hat
15 92 (3.30%) SolarWinds
16 81 (2.90%) IBM
16 81 (2.90%) Meraki
17 76 (2.72%) EMC
18 68 (2.44%) Google
18 68 (2.44%) Veeam