Period
to 21 January 2020

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 21 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Center
UK > England
6 months to
21 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 125 121 130
Rank change year-on-year -4 +9 -45
Permanent jobs citing Data Centre 3,073 3,917 4,164
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.63% 2.79% 2.59%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.79% 7.03% 6.61%
Number of salaries quoted 2,356 2,636 3,131
England median annual salary £57,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.64% - +10.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £56,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +1.82% - +10.00%

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 England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 45,243 55,718 63,002
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 38.75% 39.75% 39.13%
Number of salaries quoted 34,915 42,731 48,801
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £28,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

Data Centre
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Centre in England

Data Centre
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Data Centre in England.

Salary trend for Data Centre in England

Data Centre
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Data Centre in England over the 6 months to 21 January 2020.

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 21 January 2020. 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
Job
Vacancies
London +2 1,195 £65,000 - 185
South East +2 676 £56,500 +13.00% 130
Midlands -23 457 £52,500 -4.55% 85
North of England -36 368 £43,000 -1.72% 116
West Midlands -31 314 £52,500 -4.55% 63
North West +28 197 £42,500 -5.56% 59
East of England +23 196 £45,000 - 31
South West +2 170 £50,000 - 34
Yorkshire -34 156 £46,000 +9.52% 40
East Midlands +34 143 £47,500 -5.00% 22
North East -30 15 £42,500 -22.73% 17
Data Centre
UK

For the 6 months to 21 January 2020, 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 1,094 (35.60%) Windows
2 1,084 (35.27%) Microsoft
3 1,026 (33.39%) Azure
4 924 (30.07%) VMware
5 908 (29.55%) Cisco
6 766 (24.93%) Firewall
7 759 (24.70%) Active Directory
8 719 (23.40%) AWS
9 654 (21.28%) VMware Infrastructure
10 653 (21.25%) Linux
11 639 (20.79%) Cisco Certification
12 619 (20.14%) Finance
13 592 (19.26%) WAN
14 578 (18.81%) LAN
15 561 (18.26%) ITIL
16 513 (16.69%) Windows Server
17 503 (16.37%) Office 365
18 474 (15.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 459 (14.94%) CCNP
20 451 (14.68%) Migration
21 401 (13.05%) Citrix
22 392 (12.76%) Agile Software Development
23 383 (12.46%) DevOps
24 360 (11.71%) VPN
25 347 (11.29%) TCP/IP
26 336 (10.93%) Hyper-V
27 328 (10.67%) DNS
27 328 (10.67%) SAN
28 325 (10.58%) SQL
29 319 (10.38%) SCCM

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
1 200 (6.51%) SharePoint
2 172 (5.60%) MS Exchange
3 109 (3.55%) Skype for Business
4 88 (2.86%) IIS
5 62 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2010
6 37 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
7 33 (1.07%) Confluence
8 28 (0.91%) Apache
9 22 (0.72%) OpenStack
9 22 (0.72%) Tomcat
10 17 (0.55%) Apache Spark
11 15 (0.49%) WebSphere
12 10 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
13 7 (0.23%) Apache Airflow
14 6 (0.20%) CMS
14 6 (0.20%) Mule
15 5 (0.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 5 (0.16%) JBoss
15 5 (0.16%) nginx
15 5 (0.16%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 176 (5.73%) Microsoft Office
2 86 (2.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 36 (1.17%) MS Visio
4 17 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 13 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.16%) AutoCAD
7 4 (0.13%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.098%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.033%) Abaqus
9 1 (0.033%) Maya
9 1 (0.033%) NUKE
9 1 (0.033%) Revit
9 1 (0.033%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (0.26%) Elite 3E
3 5 (0.16%) Workfront
4 2 (0.065%) Bloomberg TOMS
4 2 (0.065%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.065%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.033%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.033%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.033%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.033%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.033%) Sage X3
5 1 (0.033%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.033%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 1,026 (33.39%) Azure
2 719 (23.40%) AWS
3 503 (16.37%) Office 365
4 195 (6.35%) IaaS
5 191 (6.22%) PaaS
6 142 (4.62%) Azure Active Directory
7 118 (3.84%) SaaS
8 113 (3.68%) GCP
9 96 (3.12%) Cloud Computing
10 48 (1.56%) AWS CloudFormation
11 37 (1.20%) OneDrive
12 36 (1.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 30 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
14 29 (0.94%) Amazon S3
15 26 (0.85%) Serverless
16 23 (0.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 22 (0.72%) Azure ExpressRoute
18 21 (0.68%) Power Platform
19 18 (0.59%) Amazon ECS
20 17 (0.55%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 766 (24.93%) Firewall
2 592 (19.26%) WAN
3 578 (18.81%) LAN
4 360 (11.71%) VPN
5 347 (11.29%) TCP/IP
6 328 (10.67%) DNS
6 328 (10.67%) SAN
7 315 (10.25%) Wireless
8 280 (9.11%) BGP
9 266 (8.66%) OSPF
10 233 (7.58%) DHCP
11 227 (7.39%) Network Security
12 215 (7.00%) MPLS
13 206 (6.70%) Internet
14 201 (6.54%) Cisco Nexus
15 165 (5.37%) Cisco ASA
16 133 (4.33%) Wi-Fi
17 131 (4.26%) VLAN
18 114 (3.71%) VoIP
19 111 (3.61%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 276 (8.98%) SQL Server
2 62 (2.02%) Big Data
3 53 (1.72%) MySQL
4 49 (1.59%) Azure SQL Database
5 37 (1.20%) Amazon RDS
6 33 (1.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 33 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 31 (1.01%) Relational Database
8 30 (0.98%) SQL Server 2016
9 28 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
9 28 (0.91%) NoSQL
9 28 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 24 (0.78%) SQL Server 2014
11 22 (0.72%) RDBMS
12 21 (0.68%) Power BI
12 21 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
13 18 (0.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 16 (0.52%) DB2
14 16 (0.52%) Hadoop
15 15 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 77 (2.51%) Jenkins
2 61 (1.99%) Git (software)
3 44 (1.43%) JIRA
4 27 (0.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 14 (0.46%) Sonatype Nexus
6 13 (0.42%) TeamCity
7 10 (0.33%) Maven
8 9 (0.29%) RSpec
8 9 (0.29%) Visual Studio
9 8 (0.26%) git-flow
9 8 (0.26%) Visual Studio Team System
10 7 (0.23%) Bitbucket
10 7 (0.23%) Octopus Deploy
10 7 (0.23%) SonarQube
11 6 (0.20%) Artifactory
11 6 (0.20%) Moq
11 6 (0.20%) NUnit
11 6 (0.20%) Vagrant
12 5 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
13 4 (0.13%) CircleCI
General
1 619 (20.14%) Finance
2 269 (8.75%) Telecoms
3 218 (7.09%) Banking
4 202 (6.57%) Public Sector
5 154 (5.01%) Retail
6 54 (1.76%) Marketing
7 53 (1.72%) Law
8 41 (1.33%) Legal
9 34 (1.11%) Back Office
10 31 (1.01%) Games
11 29 (0.94%) Financial Institution
12 28 (0.91%) Manufacturing
13 23 (0.75%) Local Government
14 22 (0.72%) Police
15 17 (0.55%) Billing
15 17 (0.55%) Electronics
15 17 (0.55%) Fire and Rescue
15 17 (0.55%) German Language
16 13 (0.42%) Aerospace
17 11 (0.36%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 479 (15.59%) Architect
2 459 (14.94%) Network Engineer
3 380 (12.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 222 (7.22%) Analyst
5 187 (6.09%) Consultant
6 170 (5.53%) Senior Network Engineer
7 135 (4.39%) Solutions Architect
8 134 (4.36%) Infrastructure Manager
9 123 (4.00%) Technical Architect
10 122 (3.97%) Project Manager
10 122 (3.97%) Support Engineer
11 88 (2.86%) DevOps Engineer
12 87 (2.83%) Cloud Engineer
13 86 (2.80%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 85 (2.77%) IT Engineer
14 85 (2.77%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
15 84 (2.73%) Cloud Architect
16 78 (2.54%) Cisco Engineer
16 78 (2.54%) Data Centre Engineer
17 74 (2.41%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (3.12%) Web Services
2 83 (2.70%) .NET
3 43 (1.40%) 802.1X
4 42 (1.37%) Middleware
5 34 (1.11%) REST
6 31 (1.01%) LDAP
7 28 (0.91%) .NET Framework
7 28 (0.91%) CSS
7 28 (0.91%) Elastic Stack
7 28 (0.91%) JSON
8 27 (0.88%) Kafka
9 23 (0.75%) ASP.NET Web API
10 22 (0.72%) ASP.NET
10 22 (0.72%) XML
11 21 (0.68%) Node.js
12 20 (0.65%) .NET Core
13 19 (0.62%) Entity Framework
13 19 (0.62%) React
13 19 (0.62%) SAML
14 18 (0.59%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 243 (7.91%) Public Cloud
2 171 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 151 (4.91%) Management Information System
4 134 (4.36%) Hybrid Cloud
5 126 (4.10%) Self-Motivation
6 119 (3.87%) Private Cloud
7 92 (2.99%) Driving Licence
8 81 (2.64%) Enterprise Software
9 75 (2.44%) Replication
10 68 (2.21%) Clustering
11 55 (1.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 53 (1.72%) User Experience
13 51 (1.66%) Cloud Native
14 41 (1.33%) Enterprise Storage
15 38 (1.24%) Virtual Team
16 35 (1.14%) Greenfield Project
17 31 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
18 30 (0.98%) CCTV
18 30 (0.98%) Mobile App
18 30 (0.98%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1,094 (35.60%) Windows
2 653 (21.25%) Linux
3 513 (16.69%) Windows Server
4 181 (5.89%) Windows 10
5 141 (4.59%) Unix
6 124 (4.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 117 (3.81%) Windows Server 2008
8 115 (3.74%) Windows 7
9 58 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 49 (1.59%) CentOS
11 46 (1.50%) Windows Server 2003
12 39 (1.27%) Windows 8
13 31 (1.01%) Ubuntu
14 25 (0.81%) Mac OS
15 23 (0.75%) Mac OS X
16 19 (0.62%) Apple iOS
17 18 (0.59%) VMS
18 13 (0.42%) Solaris
19 12 (0.39%) Android
20 10 (0.33%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 561 (18.26%) ITIL
2 474 (15.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 451 (14.68%) Migration
4 392 (12.76%) Agile Software Development
5 383 (12.46%) DevOps
6 290 (9.44%) Presales
7 287 (9.34%) Project Management
8 283 (9.21%) Problem-Solving
9 247 (8.04%) Load Balancing
10 243 (7.91%) Service Delivery
11 232 (7.55%) Project Delivery
12 222 (7.22%) Mentoring
13 211 (6.87%) Disaster Recovery
14 197 (6.41%) Configuration Management
14 197 (6.41%) PRINCE2
15 188 (6.12%) Change Management
16 186 (6.05%) Service Management
17 159 (5.17%) Information Security
18 146 (4.75%) Continuous Improvement
19 141 (4.59%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 325 (10.58%) SQL
2 296 (9.63%) PowerShell
3 195 (6.35%) Python
4 102 (3.32%) Bash Shell
5 67 (2.18%) C#
6 64 (2.08%) Java
6 64 (2.08%) Ruby
7 63 (2.05%) JavaScript
8 38 (1.24%) Go
9 37 (1.20%) Perl
10 34 (1.11%) C
11 24 (0.78%) C++
12 23 (0.75%) T-SQL
13 21 (0.68%) PHP
14 20 (0.65%) Shell Script
15 13 (0.42%) XPath
16 11 (0.36%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 11 (0.36%) Scala
17 10 (0.33%) Fortran
18 9 (0.29%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 639 (20.79%) Cisco Certification
2 459 (14.94%) CCNP
3 298 (9.70%) CCNA
4 269 (8.75%) Degree
5 192 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
6 172 (5.60%) CCIE
7 165 (5.37%) Security Cleared
8 138 (4.49%) MCSE
9 98 (3.19%) SC Cleared
10 84 (2.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 63 (2.05%) CCDP
11 63 (2.05%) MCSA
12 61 (1.99%) JNCIS
13 56 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
14 47 (1.53%) AWS Certification
14 47 (1.53%) Computer Science Degree
15 42 (1.37%) CCSA
15 42 (1.37%) CCSE
16 38 (1.24%) DV Cleared
17 36 (1.17%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 219 (7.13%) SLA
2 48 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 37 (1.20%) QA
4 32 (1.04%) PMO
5 24 (0.78%) GDPR
6 15 (0.49%) Data Quality
6 15 (0.49%) PCI DSS
7 14 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials
8 12 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 12 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 11 (0.36%) ISO 9001
9 11 (0.36%) NIST
10 10 (0.33%) COBIT
11 4 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 3 (0.098%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 3 (0.098%) NCSC
12 3 (0.098%) Solvency II
13 2 (0.065%) ISO 14001
13 2 (0.065%) ISO 22301
14 1 (0.033%) BS7799
System Software
1 759 (24.70%) Active Directory
2 654 (21.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 336 (10.93%) Hyper-V
4 162 (5.27%) Docker
4 162 (5.27%) XenApp
5 137 (4.46%) Virtual Machines
6 121 (3.94%) vSphere
7 113 (3.68%) VMware ESXi
8 62 (2.02%) XenDesktop
9 61 (1.99%) Virtual Servers
10 51 (1.66%) Firmware
11 35 (1.14%) VMware NSX
12 24 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
13 19 (0.62%) KVM
14 16 (0.52%) NFS
15 15 (0.49%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 12 (0.39%) VMware Workstation
17 11 (0.36%) oVirt
17 11 (0.36%) ProxySG
18 10 (0.33%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 319 (10.38%) SCCM
2 154 (5.01%) Ansible
3 132 (4.30%) Puppet
4 127 (4.13%) Kubernetes
5 112 (3.64%) SCOM
6 99 (3.22%) WSUS
7 88 (2.86%) Terraform
8 76 (2.47%) Opscode Chef
9 61 (1.99%) Nagios
10 52 (1.69%) SCVMM
11 44 (1.43%) Microsoft Intune
12 39 (1.27%) NetBackup
13 38 (1.24%) Cisco CUCM
13 38 (1.24%) Cisco Prime
14 33 (1.07%) vCenter Server
14 33 (1.07%) vRealize
15 28 (0.91%) Microsoft Clustering
16 27 (0.88%) EMC NetWorker
17 25 (0.81%) Cisco UCCX
18 23 (0.75%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 1,084 (35.27%) Microsoft
2 924 (30.07%) VMware
3 908 (29.55%) Cisco
4 401 (13.05%) Citrix
5 233 (7.58%) Juniper
6 204 (6.64%) Palo Alto
7 193 (6.28%) CheckPoint
8 176 (5.73%) HP
8 176 (5.73%) NetApp
9 175 (5.69%) SolarWinds
10 167 (5.43%) F5
11 120 (3.90%) Meraki
12 102 (3.32%) Dell
12 102 (3.32%) EMC
13 95 (3.09%) Google
14 86 (2.80%) Red Hat
15 83 (2.70%) Veeam
16 80 (2.60%) Oracle
17 75 (2.44%) Brocade
18 72 (2.34%) McAfee