Period
to 2 July 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 2 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Center
UK > England
6 months to
2 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 121 122 125
Rank change year-on-year +1 +3 +1
Permanent jobs citing Data Centre 1,916 3,784 4,511
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 2.63% 2.80% 2.74%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.68% 7.10% 6.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1,558 2,956 3,239
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £54,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +0.92% +3.81%
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,750 £80,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% -

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 28,701 53,278 64,553
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 39.44% 39.48% 39.15%
Number of salaries quoted 22,344 40,255 49,916
Median annual salary £55,412 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,775 £28,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +4.17%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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 +9 791 £65,000 +1.83% 41
South East +14 438 £55,000 - 37
North of England -17 272 £45,000 +12.50% 35
Midlands -18 219 £45,000 -14.29% 20
West Midlands -27 155 £45,000 -18.18% 19
North West +33 125 £50,000 +16.51% 21
Yorkshire -1 124 £45,000 +28.57% 11
South West +58 115 £55,000 +15.79% 16
East of England -8 80 £50,000 +5.26% 15
East Midlands +21 64 £47,500 -5.00% 1
North East -22 23 £37,500 -16.67% 3
Data Centre
UK

For the 6 months to 2 July 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.

1 753 (39.30%) Microsoft
2 674 (35.18%) Cisco
3 603 (31.47%) VMware
4 584 (30.48%) Windows
5 534 (27.87%) Azure
6 506 (26.41%) Firewall
7 490 (25.57%) Active Directory
8 440 (22.96%) WAN
9 412 (21.50%) Linux
10 404 (21.09%) AWS
11 403 (21.03%) VMware Infrastructure
12 393 (20.51%) Finance
13 371 (19.36%) Cisco Certification
14 348 (18.16%) LAN
15 310 (16.18%) Windows Server
16 301 (15.71%) ITIL
17 291 (15.19%) Office 365
18 284 (14.82%) DNS
19 278 (14.51%) Migration
20 275 (14.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 268 (13.99%) SAN
22 261 (13.62%) Hyper-V
23 249 (13.00%) DevOps
24 248 (12.94%) CCNP
25 234 (12.21%) TCP/IP
26 233 (12.16%) DHCP
27 232 (12.11%) Citrix
28 231 (12.06%) SQL
29 227 (11.85%) BGP
30 206 (10.75%) 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 91 (4.75%) SharePoint
2 78 (4.07%) MS Exchange
3 60 (3.13%) Skype for Business
4 48 (2.51%) IIS
5 47 (2.45%) Confluence
6 32 (1.67%) OpenStack
7 31 (1.62%) Apache
8 29 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2013
9 25 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2010
10 19 (0.99%) CMS
11 15 (0.78%) Tomcat
12 10 (0.52%) Cloud Foundry
12 10 (0.52%) CloudStack
13 9 (0.47%) Apache Spark
14 8 (0.42%) Apache Airflow
14 8 (0.42%) Luigi
14 8 (0.42%) WebSphere
15 7 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
15 7 (0.37%) WebLogic
16 5 (0.26%) nginx
Applications
1 106 (5.53%) Microsoft Office
2 52 (2.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 26 (1.36%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.21%) AutoCAD
8 3 (0.16%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.052%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 14 (0.73%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.21%) assyst
2 4 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (0.16%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.052%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.052%) Relativity
4 1 (0.052%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 534 (27.87%) Azure
2 404 (21.09%) AWS
3 291 (15.19%) Office 365
4 138 (7.20%) IaaS
5 123 (6.42%) PaaS
6 96 (5.01%) SaaS
7 74 (3.86%) Azure Active Directory
8 66 (3.44%) GCP
9 31 (1.62%) Amazon EC2
10 28 (1.46%) AWS CloudFormation
11 26 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
11 26 (1.36%) Power Platform
12 16 (0.84%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 16 (0.84%) Amazon S3
12 16 (0.84%) Azure Data Factory
13 14 (0.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 13 (0.68%) Serverless
15 12 (0.63%) Azure Stack
15 12 (0.63%) OneDrive
16 10 (0.52%) DigitalOcean
Communications & Networking
1 506 (26.41%) Firewall
2 440 (22.96%) WAN
3 348 (18.16%) LAN
4 284 (14.82%) DNS
5 268 (13.99%) SAN
6 234 (12.21%) TCP/IP
7 233 (12.16%) DHCP
8 227 (11.85%) BGP
9 202 (10.54%) Wireless
10 198 (10.33%) VPN
11 195 (10.18%) OSPF
12 192 (10.02%) MPLS
13 144 (7.52%) Network Security
14 139 (7.25%) Cisco ASA
15 132 (6.89%) Cisco Nexus
16 117 (6.11%) Internet
17 99 (5.17%) Wi-Fi
18 94 (4.91%) VoIP
19 90 (4.70%) VLAN
20 70 (3.65%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 173 (9.03%) SQL Server
2 61 (3.18%) MySQL
3 40 (2.09%) Amazon RDS
4 39 (2.04%) Azure SQL Database
5 32 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
6 31 (1.62%) Relational Database
7 22 (1.15%) MariaDB
7 22 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
8 20 (1.04%) Power BI
8 20 (1.04%) SQL Server 2016
8 20 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 19 (0.99%) Big Data
9 19 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
9 19 (0.99%) Oracle Database
10 18 (0.94%) NoSQL
10 18 (0.94%) RDBMS
10 18 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 13 (0.68%) Hadoop
12 11 (0.57%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 11 (0.57%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 71 (3.71%) Git (software)
2 41 (2.14%) JIRA
3 34 (1.77%) Jenkins
4 17 (0.89%) Bitbucket
5 13 (0.68%) Vagrant
6 11 (0.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 11 (0.57%) git-flow
6 11 (0.57%) RSpec
7 10 (0.52%) GitLab
8 9 (0.47%) Sonatype Nexus
9 7 (0.37%) WinDbg
10 6 (0.31%) Moq
10 6 (0.31%) NUnit
10 6 (0.31%) TeamCity
11 3 (0.16%) Selenium
12 2 (0.10%) ClearQuest
12 2 (0.10%) Subversion
12 2 (0.10%) Visual Studio
12 2 (0.10%) Visual Studio Team System
12 2 (0.10%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 393 (20.51%) Finance
2 160 (8.35%) Telecoms
3 74 (3.86%) Banking
4 63 (3.29%) Retail
5 58 (3.03%) Public Sector
6 28 (1.46%) Legal
7 24 (1.25%) Financial Institution
8 21 (1.10%) Law
9 17 (0.89%) Marketing
10 15 (0.78%) Back Office
11 14 (0.73%) Games
12 12 (0.63%) Publishing
13 11 (0.57%) Military
14 9 (0.47%) Investment Banking
14 9 (0.47%) Japanese Language
15 8 (0.42%) Aerospace
16 7 (0.37%) German Language
16 7 (0.37%) Local Government
17 6 (0.31%) Front Office
17 6 (0.31%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 351 (18.32%) Network Engineer
2 222 (11.59%) Architect
3 205 (10.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 124 (6.47%) Senior Network Engineer
5 123 (6.42%) Consultant
6 92 (4.80%) Analyst
7 86 (4.49%) Infrastructure Manager
8 85 (4.44%) Administrator
9 83 (4.33%) IT Engineer
10 80 (4.18%) Project Manager
11 75 (3.91%) Support Engineer
12 68 (3.55%) Systems Administrator
13 61 (3.18%) Systems Engineer
14 58 (3.03%) Infrastructure Architect
14 58 (3.03%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
15 54 (2.82%) Solutions Architect
16 51 (2.66%) Cisco Engineer
16 51 (2.66%) IT Manager
17 49 (2.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
17 49 (2.56%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (2.09%) 802.1X
2 30 (1.57%) .NET
2 30 (1.57%) REST
3 26 (1.36%) Elastic Stack
4 23 (1.20%) Web Services
5 22 (1.15%) Middleware
6 19 (0.99%) LDAP
7 18 (0.94%) YAML
8 16 (0.84%) Kafka
9 15 (0.78%) CSS
10 14 (0.73%) XMPP
11 13 (0.68%) LAMP
12 9 (0.47%) .NET Core
12 9 (0.47%) Laravel
13 8 (0.42%) Redux
13 8 (0.42%) Spark Streaming
14 7 (0.37%) HTML
14 7 (0.37%) JSON
14 7 (0.37%) Spring
15 6 (0.31%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 145 (7.57%) Public Cloud
2 89 (4.65%) Self-Motivation
3 79 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
4 76 (3.97%) Private Cloud
5 72 (3.76%) Hybrid Cloud
6 69 (3.60%) Management Information System
7 53 (2.77%) Video Conferencing
8 49 (2.56%) Clustering
9 46 (2.40%) Driving Licence
10 42 (2.19%) Replication
11 35 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
12 33 (1.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 24 (1.25%) PKI
14 21 (1.10%) Cloud Native
14 21 (1.10%) Greenfield Project
15 20 (1.04%) EMC VNX
16 19 (0.99%) Enterprise Storage
17 18 (0.94%) Fat Client
17 18 (0.94%) Thin Client
17 18 (0.94%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 584 (30.48%) Windows
2 412 (21.50%) Linux
3 310 (16.18%) Windows Server
4 104 (5.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 98 (5.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 94 (4.91%) Windows Server 2016
7 67 (3.50%) Unix
8 65 (3.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 58 (3.03%) Windows 10
10 55 (2.87%) CentOS
11 43 (2.24%) Windows Server 2003
12 39 (2.04%) Ubuntu
13 32 (1.67%) Windows 7
14 26 (1.36%) Windows Server 2019
15 17 (0.89%) AIX
16 16 (0.84%) Debian
16 16 (0.84%) Solaris
17 14 (0.73%) Windows 8
18 12 (0.63%) FreeBSD
18 12 (0.63%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 301 (15.71%) ITIL
2 278 (14.51%) Migration
3 275 (14.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 249 (13.00%) DevOps
5 187 (9.76%) Problem-Solving
6 183 (9.55%) Agile Software Development
7 178 (9.29%) Project Management
8 173 (9.03%) Project Delivery
9 162 (8.46%) Disaster Recovery
10 150 (7.83%) Presales
11 131 (6.84%) Change Management
12 121 (6.32%) Load Balancing
13 112 (5.85%) Service Delivery
14 103 (5.38%) Network Design
15 100 (5.22%) Mentoring
16 85 (4.44%) Continuous Improvement
17 82 (4.28%) Cybersecurity
18 81 (4.23%) Information Security
19 79 (4.12%) Configuration Management
20 76 (3.97%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 231 (12.06%) SQL
2 187 (9.76%) PowerShell
3 183 (9.55%) Python
4 84 (4.38%) Bash Shell
5 57 (2.97%) Java
6 46 (2.40%) PHP
7 45 (2.35%) Ruby
8 30 (1.57%) C++
9 29 (1.51%) Perl
10 22 (1.15%) C#
11 21 (1.10%) JavaScript
12 20 (1.04%) Go
13 17 (0.89%) C
14 13 (0.68%) Scala
15 10 (0.52%) Shell Script
16 9 (0.47%) PL/SQL
17 7 (0.37%) VBScript
18 6 (0.31%) T-SQL
19 3 (0.16%) ES6
20 2 (0.10%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 371 (19.36%) Cisco Certification
2 248 (12.94%) CCNP
3 178 (9.29%) Degree
4 155 (8.09%) CCNA
5 145 (7.57%) Security Cleared
6 115 (6.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 106 (5.53%) CCIE
8 80 (4.18%) MCSE
9 79 (4.12%) SC Cleared
10 52 (2.71%) DV Cleared
11 50 (2.61%) MCSA
12 43 (2.24%) ITIL Certification
13 41 (2.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 34 (1.77%) Computer Science Degree
15 31 (1.62%) JNCIA
16 28 (1.46%) Server+ Certification
17 27 (1.41%) CISSP
18 24 (1.25%) CISM
19 22 (1.15%) CCDP
19 22 (1.15%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 127 (6.63%) SLA
2 73 (3.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 40 (2.09%) PCI DSS
4 35 (1.83%) GDPR
5 17 (0.89%) Cyber Essentials
6 15 (0.78%) QA
7 7 (0.37%) HIPAA
8 6 (0.31%) COBIT
8 6 (0.31%) ISO 9001
9 5 (0.26%) NIST
9 5 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.21%) BS25999
10 4 (0.21%) ISO 14001
11 3 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 3 (0.16%) PMO
12 2 (0.10%) PA-DSS
13 1 (0.052%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 1 (0.052%) Data Quality
13 1 (0.052%) ISO 22301
13 1 (0.052%) NCSC
System Software
1 490 (25.57%) Active Directory
2 403 (21.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 261 (13.62%) Hyper-V
4 104 (5.43%) Docker
5 92 (4.80%) vSphere
6 63 (3.29%) Virtual Machines
7 60 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
8 49 (2.56%) XenApp
9 34 (1.77%) Virtual Servers
10 33 (1.72%) XenDesktop
11 31 (1.62%) VMware NSX
12 27 (1.41%) KVM
13 21 (1.10%) Firmware
14 18 (0.94%) Microsoft App-V
15 17 (0.89%) Terminal Server
16 14 (0.73%) vCloud
17 13 (0.68%) Virtual Desktop
18 12 (0.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 11 (0.57%) NFS
20 8 (0.42%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 206 (10.75%) SCCM
2 149 (7.78%) Ansible
3 111 (5.79%) SCOM
4 91 (4.75%) Terraform
5 89 (4.65%) Kubernetes
6 75 (3.91%) SCVMM
7 70 (3.65%) Puppet
8 60 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
9 55 (2.87%) WSUS
10 45 (2.35%) Cisco Prime
11 43 (2.24%) NetBackup
12 31 (1.62%) Cisco CUCM
12 31 (1.62%) vCenter Server
13 29 (1.51%) Microsoft Intune
14 27 (1.41%) Microsoft Clustering
15 22 (1.15%) EMC NetWorker
15 22 (1.15%) Packer
16 21 (1.10%) McAfee ePO
17 18 (0.94%) FortiGate
18 17 (0.89%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 753 (39.30%) Microsoft
2 674 (35.18%) Cisco
3 603 (31.47%) VMware
4 232 (12.11%) Citrix
5 163 (8.51%) Juniper
6 161 (8.40%) HP
7 154 (8.04%) CheckPoint
8 133 (6.94%) Palo Alto
9 117 (6.11%) F5
10 97 (5.06%) SolarWinds
11 94 (4.91%) NetApp
12 92 (4.80%) EMC
13 84 (4.38%) Dell
14 77 (4.02%) Red Hat
15 69 (3.60%) Oracle
16 64 (3.34%) Meraki
17 62 (3.24%) Fortinet
18 55 (2.87%) Google
19 54 (2.82%) Brocade
20 52 (2.71%) IBM