Period
to 19 January 2021

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 19 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Center
UK > England
6 months to
19 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 162 126 120
Rank change year-on-year -36 -6 +9
Permanent jobs citing Data Centre 1,164 3,018 3,921
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 2.04% 2.62% 2.80%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.28% 6.76% 7.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1,131 2,521 2,854
Median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £36,250 £31,828 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -

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 22,034 44,629 55,685
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 38.62% 38.78% 39.76%
Number of salaries quoted 17,506 34,855 43,368
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £87,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

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 19 January 2021.

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 19 January 2021. 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 -12 469 £75,000 +15.38% 84
South East +6 274 £60,000 +9.09% 52
North of England -5 179 £47,500 +5.56% 39
North West +28 121 £45,000 +5.88% 21
Midlands -77 103 £42,500 -19.05% 44
West Midlands -64 72 £42,500 -19.05% 31
South West -1 71 £48,750 -2.50% 15
East of England -2 61 £57,500 +27.78% 20
Yorkshire -59 47 £55,000 +15.79% 8
East Midlands -23 30 £42,500 -10.53% 13
North East +18 13 £55,000 +32.53% 10
Data Centre
UK

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 England region with a requirement for Data Centre.

1 427 (36.68%) VMware
2 391 (33.59%) Microsoft
3 370 (31.79%) Azure
4 321 (27.58%) Windows
5 296 (25.43%) Cisco
6 270 (23.20%) VMware Infrastructure
7 268 (23.02%) AWS
8 252 (21.65%) Firewall
9 246 (21.13%) Active Directory
10 237 (20.36%) Linux
11 218 (18.73%) Finance
12 209 (17.96%) WAN
13 206 (17.70%) Cisco Certification
14 205 (17.61%) ITIL
15 187 (16.07%) Office 365
16 186 (15.98%) Migration
17 182 (15.64%) DNS
18 181 (15.55%) DevOps
19 179 (15.38%) Windows Server
20 169 (14.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 169 (14.52%) PowerShell
21 161 (13.83%) LAN
22 154 (13.23%) Hyper-V
23 142 (12.20%) Python
24 138 (11.86%) SQL
25 133 (11.43%) SAN
25 133 (11.43%) Ansible
26 132 (11.34%) Public Cloud
27 128 (11.00%) Problem-Solving
27 128 (11.00%) Agile Software Development

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 44 (3.78%) MS Exchange
2 39 (3.35%) SharePoint
3 21 (1.80%) Apache
4 20 (1.72%) Skype for Business
5 19 (1.63%) Elasticsearch
6 14 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
6 14 (1.20%) IIS
7 12 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2007
8 11 (0.95%) WordPress
9 10 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2013
10 9 (0.77%) Confluence
11 8 (0.69%) Tomcat
12 6 (0.52%) Apache Spark
12 6 (0.52%) OpenStack
13 4 (0.34%) Apache Airflow
13 4 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 4 (0.34%) Luigi
14 3 (0.26%) Apache Solr
14 3 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2003
14 3 (0.26%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 51 (4.38%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (2.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (1.29%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (0.77%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.17%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.17%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.086%) Revit
Business Applications
1 11 (0.95%) Workfront
2 5 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.086%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.086%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.086%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 370 (31.79%) Azure
2 268 (23.02%) AWS
3 187 (16.07%) Office 365
4 124 (10.65%) IaaS
5 111 (9.54%) PaaS
6 85 (7.30%) SaaS
7 66 (5.67%) GCP
8 48 (4.12%) Azure Active Directory
9 25 (2.15%) Cloud Computing
10 19 (1.63%) AWS CloudFormation
11 17 (1.46%) Serverless
12 12 (1.03%) Dynamics 365
12 12 (1.03%) OpenShift
13 11 (0.95%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 10 (0.86%) Power Platform
15 8 (0.69%) Amazon S3
15 8 (0.69%) GitHub
15 8 (0.69%) Mimecast
16 7 (0.60%) AWS Lambda
17 6 (0.52%) BPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 252 (21.65%) Firewall
2 209 (17.96%) WAN
3 182 (15.64%) DNS
4 161 (13.83%) LAN
5 133 (11.43%) SAN
6 111 (9.54%) BGP
7 109 (9.36%) TCP/IP
8 105 (9.02%) Network Security
9 102 (8.76%) OSPF
10 97 (8.33%) DHCP
11 95 (8.16%) VPN
12 93 (7.99%) Wireless
13 69 (5.93%) Cisco ASA
14 64 (5.50%) MPLS
15 62 (5.33%) VLAN
16 54 (4.64%) Cisco Nexus
17 51 (4.38%) Wi-Fi
18 44 (3.78%) Internet
19 40 (3.44%) Multicast
19 40 (3.44%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (9.79%) SQL Server
2 37 (3.18%) Big Data
3 28 (2.41%) PostgreSQL
4 18 (1.55%) NoSQL
5 17 (1.46%) Amazon RDS
5 17 (1.46%) MongoDB
6 15 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
6 15 (1.29%) MariaDB
7 12 (1.03%) Apache Cassandra
7 12 (1.03%) Hadoop
7 12 (1.03%) Relational Database
8 10 (0.86%) Power BI
9 8 (0.69%) MySQL
10 7 (0.60%) Blockchain
10 7 (0.60%) SQL Server 2014
10 7 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (0.52%) Oracle Database
11 6 (0.52%) Oracle Database 12c
12 5 (0.43%) Amazon Athena
12 5 (0.43%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 56 (4.81%) Jenkins
2 28 (2.41%) Git (software)
3 16 (1.37%) Bitbucket
4 15 (1.29%) JIRA
5 10 (0.86%) GitLab
5 10 (0.86%) Sonatype Nexus
6 7 (0.60%) Visual Studio Team System
7 6 (0.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (0.43%) Ant
8 5 (0.43%) Gradle
8 5 (0.43%) Maven
8 5 (0.43%) Octopus Deploy
9 4 (0.34%) Selenium
9 4 (0.34%) Visual Studio
10 3 (0.26%) JMeter
10 3 (0.26%) JUnit
10 3 (0.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 3 (0.26%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.26%) WebDriver
11 2 (0.17%) IBM UrbanCode
General
1 218 (18.73%) Finance
2 108 (9.28%) Telecoms
3 63 (5.41%) Banking
4 43 (3.69%) Public Sector
5 26 (2.23%) Law
6 21 (1.80%) Retail
7 16 (1.37%) Marketing
8 12 (1.03%) Manufacturing
9 9 (0.77%) Electronics
9 9 (0.77%) Front Office
10 8 (0.69%) Digital Economy
10 8 (0.69%) Legal
10 8 (0.69%) Police
11 7 (0.60%) Advertising
11 7 (0.60%) Aerospace
11 7 (0.60%) Games
11 7 (0.60%) Local Government
11 7 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
12 6 (0.52%) Back Office
12 6 (0.52%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 153 (13.14%) Network Engineer
2 142 (12.20%) Architect
3 133 (11.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 100 (8.59%) Consultant
5 75 (6.44%) Analyst
6 62 (5.33%) Senior Network Engineer
7 47 (4.04%) Support Engineer
8 46 (3.95%) DevOps Engineer
9 44 (3.78%) Network Architect
10 42 (3.61%) IT Manager
11 40 (3.44%) IT Engineer
11 40 (3.44%) Linux Engineer
12 38 (3.26%) Infrastructure Architect
13 37 (3.18%) Infrastructure Manager
14 36 (3.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 34 (2.92%) Systems Administrator
16 33 (2.84%) Systems Engineer
17 32 (2.75%) Azure Architect
18 31 (2.66%) Cloud Engineer
18 31 (2.66%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (1.89%) Web Services
2 21 (1.80%) LDAP
3 18 (1.55%) JSON
4 15 (1.29%) .NET
5 12 (1.03%) Kafka
6 11 (0.95%) LAMP
6 11 (0.95%) LAPP Stack
6 11 (0.95%) Middleware
7 10 (0.86%) React
8 9 (0.77%) 802.1X
8 9 (0.77%) REST
8 9 (0.77%) Vert.x
9 8 (0.69%) Apache Thrift
9 8 (0.69%) FIX Protocol
10 7 (0.60%) Spring
11 6 (0.52%) .NET Core
11 6 (0.52%) Elastic Stack
11 6 (0.52%) Gherkin
12 5 (0.43%) Lucene
12 5 (0.43%) Protocol Buffers
Miscellaneous
1 132 (11.34%) Public Cloud
2 73 (6.27%) Hybrid Cloud
2 73 (6.27%) Private Cloud
3 68 (5.84%) Analytical Skills
4 50 (4.30%) Management Information System
5 27 (2.32%) Self-Motivation
6 22 (1.89%) Driving Licence
6 22 (1.89%) Enterprise Cloud
6 22 (1.89%) Replication
7 18 (1.55%) Clustering
7 18 (1.55%) Virtual Team
8 17 (1.46%) Video Conferencing
9 16 (1.37%) CMDB
10 13 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
10 13 (1.12%) Enterprise Storage
10 13 (1.12%) Fat Client
10 13 (1.12%) Thin Client
11 12 (1.03%) Client/Server
12 11 (0.95%) PKI
12 11 (0.95%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 321 (27.58%) Windows
2 237 (20.36%) Linux
3 179 (15.38%) Windows Server
4 68 (5.84%) Windows Server 2016
5 56 (4.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 44 (3.78%) Windows Server 2019
7 42 (3.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 42 (3.61%) Unix
8 41 (3.52%) Windows Server 2008
9 38 (3.26%) Windows 10
10 28 (2.41%) CentOS
11 26 (2.23%) Windows 7
12 16 (1.37%) Fedora
13 11 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
14 9 (0.77%) VMS
15 6 (0.52%) Solaris
16 4 (0.34%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.34%) Windows Vista
17 3 (0.26%) Apple iOS
17 3 (0.26%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 205 (17.61%) ITIL
2 186 (15.98%) Migration
3 181 (15.55%) DevOps
4 169 (14.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 128 (11.00%) Agile Software Development
5 128 (11.00%) Problem-Solving
6 114 (9.79%) Project Management
7 100 (8.59%) Service Delivery
8 97 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
9 93 (7.99%) Project Delivery
10 88 (7.56%) Presales
11 66 (5.67%) Change Management
11 66 (5.67%) Mentoring
11 66 (5.67%) PRINCE2
12 59 (5.07%) Information Security
13 57 (4.90%) Infrastructure as Code
13 57 (4.90%) Service Management
14 55 (4.73%) Configuration Management
15 51 (4.38%) Load Balancing
16 48 (4.12%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 169 (14.52%) PowerShell
2 142 (12.20%) Python
3 138 (11.86%) SQL
4 53 (4.55%) Java
5 48 (4.12%) Bash Shell
6 41 (3.52%) Shell Script
7 19 (1.63%) C
8 16 (1.37%) C#
9 15 (1.29%) Perl
10 14 (1.20%) C++
11 13 (1.12%) Ruby
12 12 (1.03%) Go
13 10 (0.86%) PHP
13 10 (0.86%) R
14 7 (0.60%) Clojure
14 7 (0.60%) JavaScript
15 4 (0.34%) Scala
15 4 (0.34%) VBA
16 3 (0.26%) AWK
16 3 (0.26%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 206 (17.70%) Cisco Certification
2 122 (10.48%) CCNP
3 113 (9.71%) Degree
4 110 (9.45%) Security Cleared
5 99 (8.51%) CCNA
6 98 (8.42%) SC Cleared
7 95 (8.16%) Microsoft Certification
8 60 (5.15%) CCIE
9 51 (4.38%) MCSE
10 40 (3.44%) MCSA
11 38 (3.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 31 (2.66%) ITIL Certification
13 28 (2.41%) BPSS Clearance
14 24 (2.06%) CISSP
14 24 (2.06%) Computer Science Degree
15 22 (1.89%) MCITP
16 17 (1.46%) AWS Certification
16 17 (1.46%) CISM
16 17 (1.46%) DV Cleared
17 14 (1.20%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (6.01%) SLA
2 25 (2.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (1.80%) GDPR
4 9 (0.77%) BS25999
4 9 (0.77%) ISO 9001
4 9 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 7 (0.60%) NIST
5 7 (0.60%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.60%) QA
6 6 (0.52%) PMO
7 5 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (0.26%) COBIT
9 3 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 2 (0.17%) ITGC
10 2 (0.17%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.086%) NCSC
11 1 (0.086%) SAS 70
System Software
1 270 (23.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 246 (21.13%) Active Directory
3 154 (13.23%) Hyper-V
4 75 (6.44%) Docker
5 59 (5.07%) vSphere
6 38 (3.26%) VMware ESXi
7 33 (2.84%) Virtual Machines
8 31 (2.66%) Virtual Servers
9 30 (2.58%) VMware NSX
10 28 (2.41%) XenApp
10 28 (2.41%) XenDesktop
11 25 (2.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 16 (1.37%) Firmware
12 16 (1.37%) KVM
13 15 (1.29%) vCloud
14 13 (1.12%) Virtual Desktop
15 12 (1.03%) Xen
16 9 (0.77%) DFS Replication
17 5 (0.43%) Apache ZooKeeper
17 5 (0.43%) oVirt
Systems Management
1 133 (11.43%) Ansible
2 125 (10.74%) SCCM
3 80 (6.87%) Kubernetes
4 79 (6.79%) Terraform
5 71 (6.10%) Microsoft Intune
6 63 (5.41%) Puppet
7 45 (3.87%) vCenter Server
8 34 (2.92%) NetBackup
8 34 (2.92%) vRealize
9 30 (2.58%) SCVMM
10 27 (2.32%) Opscode Chef
10 27 (2.32%) SCOM
11 22 (1.89%) HAProxy
12 17 (1.46%) Grafana
13 16 (1.37%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 16 (1.37%) WSUS
14 15 (1.29%) Cisco CUCM
15 12 (1.03%) Icinga
15 12 (1.03%) Nagios
16 10 (0.86%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 427 (36.68%) VMware
2 391 (33.59%) Microsoft
3 296 (25.43%) Cisco
4 107 (9.19%) Citrix
5 82 (7.04%) F5
6 80 (6.87%) Dell
7 76 (6.53%) HP
8 66 (5.67%) EMC
9 65 (5.58%) Juniper
10 61 (5.24%) SolarWinds
11 58 (4.98%) Red Hat
12 55 (4.73%) CheckPoint
13 53 (4.55%) Oracle
14 52 (4.47%) Palo Alto
15 51 (4.38%) Google
16 47 (4.04%) Veeam
17 45 (3.87%) Fortinet
17 45 (3.87%) ServiceNow
18 38 (3.26%) Splunk
19 36 (3.09%) IBM