Period
to 21 January 2022

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 2022 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Center
UK > England
6 months to
21 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 195 171 127
Rank change year-on-year -24 -44 -2
Permanent jobs citing Data Centre 2,098 1,152 3,075
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.89% 2.02% 2.63%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.63% 5.69% 7.46%
Number of salaries quoted 1,443 915 2,388
10th Percentile £31,250 £35,525 £31,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £43,750 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £60,000 £57,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.33% +5.26% +3.64%
75th Percentile £76,250 £76,250 £72,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £56,000
% change year-on-year -8.33% +7.14% +1.82%

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 45,289 20,255 41,227
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 40.69% 35.59% 35.29%
Number of salaries quoted 27,299 16,257 32,295
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,500 £30,782
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £39,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
75th Percentile £83,750 £77,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £102,500 £95,000 £95,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 -65 793 £71,250 -5.00% 184
South East -38 399 £50,250 -12.61% 77
North of England -24 352 £47,500 +4.97% 72
Midlands +5 263 £47,000 +17.50% 74
North West -12 215 £50,000 +17.65% 39
West Midlands -2 165 £45,000 +9.09% 55
East of England -12 151 £42,500 -24.11% 32
South West 0 122 £45,000 -5.26% 21
Yorkshire -10 118 £40,500 -25.78% 24
East Midlands +1 92 £47,500 +18.75% 18
North East -28 20 £47,500 -13.64% 9
Data Centre
UK

For the 6 months to 21 January 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.

1 861 (41.04%) Microsoft
2 681 (32.46%) Azure
3 621 (29.60%) Windows
4 552 (26.31%) Cisco
5 534 (25.45%) VMware
6 491 (23.40%) Linux
7 484 (23.07%) Finance
8 475 (22.64%) Active Directory
9 466 (22.21%) Firewall
10 461 (21.97%) Social Skills
11 459 (21.88%) Microsoft 365
12 405 (19.30%) AWS
13 392 (18.68%) VMware Infrastructure
14 385 (18.35%) WAN
15 379 (18.06%) ITIL
16 369 (17.59%) Windows Server
17 331 (15.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 324 (15.44%) LAN
19 315 (15.01%) Presales
20 292 (13.92%) VPN
21 288 (13.73%) Migration
22 281 (13.39%) Cisco Certification
22 281 (13.39%) Project Management
23 280 (13.35%) Degree
24 269 (12.82%) Public Cloud
25 265 (12.63%) DNS
26 262 (12.49%) Cybersecurity
27 251 (11.96%) Agile Software Development
28 227 (10.82%) Problem-Solving
29 212 (10.10%) Hyper-V

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 87 (4.15%) SharePoint
2 78 (3.72%) MS Exchange
3 39 (1.86%) OpenStack
4 30 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
5 26 (1.24%) Apache Spark
5 26 (1.24%) Confluence
6 21 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 17 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
7 17 (0.81%) IIS
8 16 (0.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 16 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2007
9 13 (0.62%) Apache Airflow
10 12 (0.57%) Skype for Business
11 10 (0.48%) Apache
12 9 (0.43%) CMS
12 9 (0.43%) WordPress
13 7 (0.33%) WebSphere
14 6 (0.29%) SAS
15 3 (0.14%) IBM Notes
15 3 (0.14%) nginx
Applications
1 133 (6.34%) Microsoft Office
2 44 (2.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 35 (1.67%) Microsoft Project
4 25 (1.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 23 (1.10%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.14%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.095%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.095%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.048%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.048%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 10 (0.48%) Workfront
2 4 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.14%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.095%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.095%) SAP MDG
5 1 (0.048%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.048%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.048%) Magento
5 1 (0.048%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.048%) Primavera
5 1 (0.048%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.048%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.048%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 681 (32.46%) Azure
2 459 (21.88%) Microsoft 365
3 405 (19.30%) AWS
4 161 (7.67%) IaaS
5 157 (7.48%) Azure Active Directory
6 142 (6.77%) SaaS
7 119 (5.67%) PaaS
8 87 (4.15%) GCP
9 68 (3.24%) Cloud Computing
10 41 (1.95%) OneDrive
11 37 (1.76%) Nutanix
12 18 (0.86%) Serverless
13 17 (0.81%) Azure Data Factory
13 17 (0.81%) Mimecast
13 17 (0.81%) Power Platform
14 13 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
14 13 (0.62%) Google Compute Engine
15 12 (0.57%) GitHub
16 11 (0.52%) Amazon EKS
16 11 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 466 (22.21%) Firewall
2 385 (18.35%) WAN
3 324 (15.44%) LAN
4 292 (13.92%) VPN
5 265 (12.63%) DNS
6 199 (9.49%) DHCP
7 147 (7.01%) SAN
8 142 (6.77%) Wireless
9 141 (6.72%) MPLS
10 137 (6.53%) BGP
11 135 (6.43%) Network Security
12 133 (6.34%) TCP/IP
13 130 (6.20%) Wi-Fi
14 111 (5.29%) OSPF
15 93 (4.43%) VLAN
16 78 (3.72%) SD-WAN
17 72 (3.43%) Internet
17 72 (3.43%) Unified Communications
18 66 (3.15%) IPsec
19 64 (3.05%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 128 (6.10%) SQL Server
2 42 (2.00%) MySQL
3 38 (1.81%) Big Data
4 28 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
4 28 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
5 24 (1.14%) NoSQL
6 20 (0.95%) Data Lake
7 19 (0.91%) Couchbase
7 19 (0.91%) MongoDB
8 18 (0.86%) Azure SQL Database
9 17 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 16 (0.76%) Apache Cassandra
10 16 (0.76%) MariaDB
10 16 (0.76%) Relational Database
11 15 (0.71%) Power BI
12 13 (0.62%) Amazon RDS
13 11 (0.52%) DB2
14 9 (0.43%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 9 (0.43%) BigQuery
15 8 (0.38%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 58 (2.76%) Git (software)
2 55 (2.62%) JIRA
3 38 (1.81%) Jenkins
4 14 (0.67%) Maven
5 13 (0.62%) Gradle
6 11 (0.52%) Ant
7 7 (0.33%) Bitbucket
8 6 (0.29%) JUnit
8 6 (0.29%) Sonatype Nexus
9 5 (0.24%) Cucumber
9 5 (0.24%) GitLab
9 5 (0.24%) RSpec
10 4 (0.19%) eggPlant
10 4 (0.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 3 (0.14%) Artifactory
11 3 (0.14%) LoadRunner
11 3 (0.14%) SonarQube
11 3 (0.14%) Zephyr
12 2 (0.095%) RStudio
12 2 (0.095%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 484 (23.07%) Finance
2 461 (21.97%) Social Skills
3 157 (7.48%) Analytical Skills
4 119 (5.67%) Telecoms
5 88 (4.19%) Public Sector
6 67 (3.19%) Retail
7 64 (3.05%) Presentation Skills
8 61 (2.91%) Organisational Skills
9 54 (2.57%) Banking
9 54 (2.57%) Marketing
10 50 (2.38%) Legal
11 42 (2.00%) Law
12 41 (1.95%) Manufacturing
13 28 (1.33%) Influencing Skills
13 28 (1.33%) Pharmaceutical
14 27 (1.29%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 26 (1.24%) Documentation Skills
16 13 (0.62%) Aerospace
16 13 (0.62%) Electronics
17 12 (0.57%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 362 (17.25%) Architect
2 250 (11.92%) Network Engineer
3 235 (11.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 167 (7.96%) Solutions Architect
5 164 (7.82%) Consultant
6 107 (5.10%) Infrastructure Manager
7 104 (4.96%) IT Engineer
7 104 (4.96%) Support Engineer
8 103 (4.91%) Project Manager
9 102 (4.86%) Cloud Consultant
10 96 (4.58%) Technical Consultant
11 93 (4.43%) Analyst
12 81 (3.86%) Cloud Architect
13 73 (3.48%) Cloud Engineer
14 67 (3.19%) Senior Network Engineer
15 61 (2.91%) IT Manager
16 60 (2.86%) IT Support
16 60 (2.86%) Microsoft 365 Architect
17 57 (2.72%) Cisco Engineer
18 55 (2.62%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (1.86%) JSON
2 36 (1.72%) .NET
3 35 (1.67%) Kafka
4 30 (1.43%) RESTful
5 25 (1.19%) Spring
5 25 (1.19%) Spring Boot
6 20 (0.95%) OAuth
7 18 (0.86%) React
8 17 (0.81%) OAuth2
9 14 (0.67%) HTML
9 14 (0.67%) XML
10 13 (0.62%) Node.js
11 12 (0.57%) ARM Templates
11 12 (0.57%) Elastic Stack
11 12 (0.57%) Middleware
11 12 (0.57%) Web Services
12 11 (0.52%) CSS
13 10 (0.48%) LAMP
13 10 (0.48%) LDAP
13 10 (0.48%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 269 (12.82%) Public Cloud
2 120 (5.72%) Self-Motivation
3 95 (4.53%) Management Information System
4 76 (3.62%) Private Cloud
5 64 (3.05%) Replication
6 54 (2.57%) User Experience
7 50 (2.38%) Hybrid Cloud
8 49 (2.34%) PKI
9 47 (2.24%) Enterprise Storage
10 42 (2.00%) Virtual Team
11 35 (1.67%) Algorithms
12 29 (1.38%) Greenfield Project
13 28 (1.33%) Cloud Native
13 28 (1.33%) Driving Licence
13 28 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
14 22 (1.05%) Linux Command Line
15 20 (0.95%) Clustering
15 20 (0.95%) Fibre Optics
16 19 (0.91%) Blackberry
16 19 (0.91%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 621 (29.60%) Windows
2 491 (23.40%) Linux
3 369 (17.59%) Windows Server
4 152 (7.24%) Windows 10
5 84 (4.00%) Windows Server 2016
6 83 (3.96%) Windows Server 2012
7 73 (3.48%) Unix
8 58 (2.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 57 (2.72%) Windows Server 2019
10 35 (1.67%) Windows 7
11 33 (1.57%) CentOS
12 32 (1.53%) Windows Server 2008
13 25 (1.19%) Ubuntu
14 23 (1.10%) Mac OS X
15 19 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
16 17 (0.81%) Android
17 16 (0.76%) VMS
18 12 (0.57%) AIX
18 12 (0.57%) Debian
19 11 (0.52%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 379 (18.06%) ITIL
2 331 (15.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 315 (15.01%) Presales
4 288 (13.73%) Migration
5 281 (13.39%) Project Management
6 262 (12.49%) Cybersecurity
7 251 (11.96%) Agile Software Development
8 227 (10.82%) Problem-Solving
9 182 (8.67%) DevOps
10 168 (8.01%) Computer Science
11 165 (7.86%) Software Licensing
12 157 (7.48%) Service Delivery
13 155 (7.39%) Project Delivery
14 151 (7.20%) Disaster Recovery
15 123 (5.86%) Mentoring
16 121 (5.77%) Business Continuity
17 120 (5.72%) Information Security
18 118 (5.62%) Network Design
19 114 (5.43%) CI/CD
20 103 (4.91%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 188 (8.96%) Python
2 138 (6.58%) SQL
3 124 (5.91%) PowerShell
4 76 (3.62%) Java
5 64 (3.05%) Bash
6 55 (2.62%) JavaScript
7 53 (2.53%) Go
8 34 (1.62%) Shell Script
9 26 (1.24%) TypeScript
10 22 (1.05%) C
10 22 (1.05%) C#
10 22 (1.05%) Perl
11 15 (0.71%) C++
11 15 (0.71%) Ruby
12 11 (0.52%) Rust
12 11 (0.52%) T-SQL
13 9 (0.43%) Scala
14 6 (0.29%) PHP
15 4 (0.19%) Tcl
16 3 (0.14%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 281 (13.39%) Cisco Certification
2 280 (13.35%) Degree
3 208 (9.91%) CCNP
4 180 (8.58%) Security Cleared
5 146 (6.96%) Microsoft Certification
6 138 (6.58%) SC Cleared
7 116 (5.53%) CCNA
8 97 (4.62%) CCIE
9 92 (4.39%) MCSE
10 86 (4.10%) MCP
11 72 (3.43%) Computer Science Degree
12 61 (2.91%) MCSA
13 41 (1.95%) DV Cleared
14 29 (1.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 23 (1.10%) PMI Certification
16 22 (1.05%) DBS Check
16 22 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
16 22 (1.05%) MCITP
17 19 (0.91%) CISSP
18 18 (0.86%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 129 (6.15%) SLA
2 46 (2.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 34 (1.62%) Cyber Essentials
4 30 (1.43%) QA
5 27 (1.29%) PMO
6 22 (1.05%) NIST
7 17 (0.81%) GDPR
7 17 (0.81%) PCI DSS
8 14 (0.67%) NCSC
9 12 (0.57%) GxP
10 10 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 10 (0.48%) HIPAA
10 10 (0.48%) ISO 9001
11 7 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 5 (0.24%) Data Quality
13 4 (0.19%) COBIT
13 4 (0.19%) Government Security Classifications
14 3 (0.14%) Accessibility
14 3 (0.14%) SOC 2
15 1 (0.048%) HL7
System Software
1 475 (22.64%) Active Directory
2 392 (18.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 212 (10.10%) Hyper-V
4 158 (7.53%) Docker
5 105 (5.00%) vSphere
6 77 (3.67%) VMware ESXi
7 53 (2.53%) Virtual Servers
8 41 (1.95%) Virtual Machines
9 36 (1.72%) XenApp
10 33 (1.57%) VMware NSX
11 31 (1.48%) Firmware
12 30 (1.43%) XenDesktop
13 27 (1.29%) KVM
14 23 (1.10%) Virtual Desktop
15 16 (0.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 15 (0.71%) BitLocker
17 13 (0.62%) VMware Workstation
18 12 (0.57%) Slurm Workload Manager
19 7 (0.33%) NFS
20 6 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 160 (7.63%) Kubernetes
2 153 (7.29%) SCCM
3 147 (7.01%) Terraform
4 138 (6.58%) Microsoft Intune
5 109 (5.20%) Ansible
6 76 (3.62%) Puppet
7 69 (3.29%) Single Sign-On
8 53 (2.53%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 43 (2.05%) Nagios
10 41 (1.95%) Cisco CUCM
10 41 (1.95%) WSUS
11 40 (1.91%) SCOM
12 39 (1.86%) Opscode Chef
13 28 (1.33%) Cisco Prime
13 28 (1.33%) Grafana
13 28 (1.33%) NetBackup
14 27 (1.29%) Icinga
15 23 (1.10%) vCenter Server
16 18 (0.86%) Backup Exec
17 17 (0.81%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 861 (41.04%) Microsoft
2 552 (26.31%) Cisco
3 534 (25.45%) VMware
4 192 (9.15%) Apple
5 169 (8.06%) Adobe
6 121 (5.77%) Citrix
7 117 (5.58%) HP
8 114 (5.43%) Juniper
9 112 (5.34%) Palo Alto
10 106 (5.05%) SolarWinds
11 98 (4.67%) Dell
11 98 (4.67%) Veeam
12 84 (4.00%) NetApp
13 78 (3.72%) Red Hat
14 76 (3.62%) EMC
15 74 (3.53%) CheckPoint
15 74 (3.53%) Fortinet
16 71 (3.38%) IBM
17 63 (3.00%) Aruba
18 62 (2.96%) ServiceNow