Period
to 26 July 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 26 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Center
UK > England
6 months to
26 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 190 122 127
Rank change year-on-year -68 +5 0
Permanent jobs citing Data Centre 1,848 1,712 3,677
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.85% 2.63% 2.74%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.69% 7.35% 7.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1,380 1,332 2,766
10th Percentile £32,225 £32,800 £29,875
25th Percentile £41,250 £42,500 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £53,625 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -6.74% +4.55% -
75th Percentile £70,000 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £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 39,381 23,301 47,506
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 39.48% 35.79% 35.38%
Number of salaries quoted 24,154 18,700 36,583
10th Percentile £32,625 £32,000 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,500 £38,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,105 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.07% +3.83% +4.76%
75th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £73,750
90th Percentile £97,500 £97,500 £90,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £53,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +3.77% +0.95%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 -86 691 £65,000 -3.70% 134
South East -62 372 £50,000 -9.09% 73
North of England -29 304 £47,500 -0.52% 94
Midlands -28 263 £50,000 +13.64% 74
North West -4 179 £47,500 -5.00% 58
West Midlands -40 173 £50,000 +17.65% 43
South West -37 125 £52,500 -3.85% 26
Yorkshire -33 114 £47,500 -2.69% 23
East of England -12 91 £52,500 +5.00% 31
East Midlands -9 90 £50,000 - 31
North East -17 17 £35,375 -5.67% 13
Data Centre
UK

For the 6 months to 26 July 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.

1 670 (36.26%) Azure
2 614 (33.23%) Microsoft
3 575 (31.11%) VMware
4 572 (30.95%) Cisco
5 558 (30.19%) Windows
6 495 (26.79%) Firewall
7 439 (23.76%) Linux
8 419 (22.67%) VMware Infrastructure
9 410 (22.19%) Active Directory
10 398 (21.54%) AWS
11 395 (21.37%) Social Skills
12 331 (17.91%) Windows Server
13 310 (16.77%) ITIL
14 305 (16.50%) LAN
15 300 (16.23%) WAN
16 287 (15.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 285 (15.42%) Microsoft 365
18 283 (15.31%) Cisco Certification
19 277 (14.99%) DevOps
20 274 (14.83%) Agile Software Development
21 273 (14.77%) Finance
22 261 (14.12%) Python
23 259 (14.02%) Migration
24 243 (13.15%) Kubernetes
25 237 (12.82%) Degree
26 236 (12.77%) DNS
27 227 (12.28%) SQL
28 223 (12.07%) Docker
29 219 (11.85%) Public Cloud
30 216 (11.69%) PowerShell

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
1 127 (6.87%) SharePoint
2 80 (4.33%) IIS
3 79 (4.27%) MS Exchange
4 45 (2.44%) nginx
5 42 (2.27%) Apache
6 24 (1.30%) Tomcat
7 21 (1.14%) Confluence
7 21 (1.14%) OpenStack
8 20 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
8 20 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2013
9 14 (0.76%) Skype for Business
10 13 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
11 12 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 11 (0.60%) ejabberd
12 11 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
13 8 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
14 7 (0.38%) WordPress
15 5 (0.27%) Apache Spark
15 5 (0.27%) WebLogic
16 4 (0.22%) Apache Airflow
Applications
1 63 (3.41%) Microsoft Office
2 36 (1.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (1.30%) MS Visio
4 16 (0.87%) Microsoft Project
5 12 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.11%) InDesign
7 2 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
7 2 (0.11%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.054%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.054%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 5 (0.27%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.054%) Eikon
3 1 (0.054%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.054%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 670 (36.26%) Azure
2 398 (21.54%) AWS
3 285 (15.42%) Microsoft 365
4 201 (10.88%) IaaS
5 166 (8.98%) SaaS
6 159 (8.60%) PaaS
7 132 (7.14%) GCP
8 104 (5.63%) Azure Active Directory
9 63 (3.41%) Cloud Computing
10 49 (2.65%) GitHub
11 38 (2.06%) OpenShift
12 35 (1.89%) OneDrive
13 31 (1.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 28 (1.52%) Serverless
15 25 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
16 22 (1.19%) Power Platform
17 17 (0.92%) Amazon EKS
17 17 (0.92%) AWS Lambda
18 14 (0.76%) AWS CloudFormation
19 13 (0.70%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 495 (26.79%) Firewall
2 305 (16.50%) LAN
3 300 (16.23%) WAN
4 236 (12.77%) DNS
5 161 (8.71%) SAN
6 153 (8.28%) TCP/IP
7 149 (8.06%) VPN
8 146 (7.90%) Network Security
9 145 (7.85%) MPLS
10 138 (7.47%) DHCP
11 137 (7.41%) BGP
12 132 (7.14%) Internet
13 124 (6.71%) Wireless
14 101 (5.47%) OSPF
15 85 (4.60%) Wi-Fi
16 83 (4.49%) SD-WAN
17 81 (4.38%) VLAN
18 74 (4.00%) Cisco ASA
19 68 (3.68%) Cisco Nexus
19 68 (3.68%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 196 (10.61%) SQL Server
2 55 (2.98%) MongoDB
3 51 (2.76%) NoSQL
4 47 (2.54%) MySQL
5 38 (2.06%) PostgreSQL
6 32 (1.73%) Big Data
7 29 (1.57%) Azure SQL Database
8 17 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
8 17 (0.92%) Power BI
9 16 (0.87%) Tableau
10 14 (0.76%) Relational Database
11 13 (0.70%) Metadata
11 13 (0.70%) SQL Server 2016
12 11 (0.60%) SQL Server 2014
13 10 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
13 10 (0.54%) MariaDB
14 9 (0.49%) SQL Server 2005
14 9 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
15 8 (0.43%) Blockchain
15 8 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 124 (6.71%) Jenkins
2 103 (5.57%) Git (software)
3 36 (1.95%) Maven
4 27 (1.46%) JIRA
5 26 (1.41%) TeamCity
6 25 (1.35%) Sonatype Nexus
7 20 (1.08%) GitLab
7 20 (1.08%) Visual Studio
8 16 (0.87%) Postman
9 15 (0.81%) Selenium
10 13 (0.70%) Cucumber
11 12 (0.65%) Bitbucket
11 12 (0.65%) SoapUI
11 12 (0.65%) webpack
12 10 (0.54%) Vagrant
13 9 (0.49%) GDB
13 9 (0.49%) Valgrind
14 8 (0.43%) NUnit
15 6 (0.32%) Artifactory
15 6 (0.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 395 (21.37%) Social Skills
2 273 (14.77%) Finance
3 144 (7.79%) Telecoms
4 132 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
5 83 (4.49%) Retail
6 63 (3.41%) Presentation Skills
7 56 (3.03%) Banking
8 53 (2.87%) Public Sector
9 48 (2.60%) Law
10 41 (2.22%) Documentation Skills
10 41 (2.22%) Manufacturing
11 40 (2.16%) Organisational Skills
12 36 (1.95%) Marketing
13 33 (1.79%) Financial Institution
13 33 (1.79%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 32 (1.73%) Games
15 29 (1.57%) Influencing Skills
16 28 (1.52%) Public Speaking
17 23 (1.24%) Legal
18 21 (1.14%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 250 (13.53%) Architect
2 242 (13.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 242 (13.10%) Network Engineer
3 125 (6.76%) Analyst
4 109 (5.90%) Consultant
5 98 (5.30%) Infrastructure Architect
6 80 (4.33%) Cloud Engineer
7 73 (3.95%) Infrastructure Manager
8 71 (3.84%) Developer
9 65 (3.52%) IT Engineer
10 64 (3.46%) Senior Network Engineer
10 64 (3.46%) Support Engineer
11 59 (3.19%) Azure Engineer
12 58 (3.14%) IT Manager
13 57 (3.08%) Project Manager
14 54 (2.92%) Technical Architect
15 51 (2.76%) Data Centre Engineer
16 50 (2.71%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
17 49 (2.65%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
17 49 (2.65%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (4.33%) React
2 58 (3.14%) Web Services
3 54 (2.92%) Node.js
4 46 (2.49%) .NET
4 46 (2.49%) JSON
5 41 (2.22%) REST
6 39 (2.11%) Kafka
7 32 (1.73%) Spring
8 29 (1.57%) Spring Boot
9 28 (1.52%) .NET Core
10 24 (1.30%) HTML
11 23 (1.24%) AngularJS
12 22 (1.19%) CSS
12 22 (1.19%) XML
13 19 (1.03%) 802.1X
13 19 (1.03%) Elastic Stack
14 17 (0.92%) Apache Camel
15 16 (0.87%) LDAP
15 16 (0.87%) Redux
15 16 (0.87%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 219 (11.85%) Public Cloud
2 87 (4.71%) Hybrid Cloud
3 81 (4.38%) Private Cloud
4 79 (4.27%) Self-Motivation
5 77 (4.17%) Management Information System
6 51 (2.76%) Enterprise Storage
7 45 (2.44%) Data Structures
8 41 (2.22%) Greenfield Project
9 40 (2.16%) Driving Licence
9 40 (2.16%) Linux Command Line
10 39 (2.11%) Algorithms
11 36 (1.95%) Replication
12 34 (1.84%) Virtual Team
13 32 (1.73%) Fibre Optics
14 31 (1.68%) PKI
15 29 (1.57%) Clustering
15 29 (1.57%) CMDB
16 27 (1.46%) Security Operations Centre
17 24 (1.30%) Legacy Systems
18 21 (1.14%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 558 (30.19%) Windows
2 439 (23.76%) Linux
3 331 (17.91%) Windows Server
4 85 (4.60%) Unix
5 80 (4.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 74 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 72 (3.90%) Windows Server 2016
8 70 (3.79%) Windows 10
9 62 (3.35%) Windows Server 2019
10 57 (3.08%) Windows Server 2008
11 45 (2.44%) CentOS
12 25 (1.35%) Android
12 25 (1.35%) Windows 7
12 25 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
13 24 (1.30%) Debian
14 20 (1.08%) AIX
15 15 (0.81%) Ubuntu
16 13 (0.70%) Mac OS X
17 12 (0.65%) Apple iOS
18 11 (0.60%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 310 (16.77%) ITIL
2 287 (15.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 277 (14.99%) DevOps
4 274 (14.83%) Agile Software Development
5 259 (14.02%) Migration
6 192 (10.39%) Problem-Solving
7 189 (10.23%) Mentoring
8 188 (10.17%) Project Management
9 166 (8.98%) Project Delivery
10 132 (7.14%) Computer Science
11 131 (7.09%) Presales
12 124 (6.71%) Disaster Recovery
13 115 (6.22%) Information Security
14 107 (5.79%) Load Balancing
15 104 (5.63%) Service Delivery
16 90 (4.87%) Software Engineering
17 86 (4.65%) Coaching
18 85 (4.60%) Microservices
18 85 (4.60%) PRINCE2
19 84 (4.55%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 261 (14.12%) Python
2 227 (12.28%) SQL
3 216 (11.69%) PowerShell
4 144 (7.79%) Java
5 108 (5.84%) Bash Shell
6 90 (4.87%) JavaScript
7 82 (4.44%) Go
8 62 (3.35%) C
9 57 (3.08%) TypeScript
10 56 (3.03%) Perl
11 53 (2.87%) C#
12 43 (2.33%) PHP
13 35 (1.89%) C++
14 28 (1.52%) Shell Script
15 25 (1.35%) Ruby
16 20 (1.08%) VB
17 10 (0.54%) VB.NET
18 9 (0.49%) VBScript
19 8 (0.43%) Rust
20 7 (0.38%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 283 (15.31%) Cisco Certification
2 237 (12.82%) Degree
3 202 (10.93%) CCNP
4 162 (8.77%) Security Cleared
5 151 (8.17%) CCNA
6 125 (6.76%) SC Cleared
7 107 (5.79%) Microsoft Certification
8 94 (5.09%) Computer Science Degree
9 77 (4.17%) MCSE
10 76 (4.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 71 (3.84%) CCIE
12 44 (2.38%) DV Cleared
13 43 (2.33%) MCSA
14 35 (1.89%) Master's Degree
15 34 (1.84%) JNCIA
16 29 (1.57%) CISSP
17 24 (1.30%) MCP
18 21 (1.14%) CISM
18 21 (1.14%) DBS Check
19 20 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 124 (6.71%) SLA
2 34 (1.84%) PCI DSS
3 32 (1.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 25 (1.35%) QA
5 22 (1.19%) NIST
6 16 (0.87%) Data Quality
7 11 (0.60%) GDPR
8 5 (0.27%) Accessibility
8 5 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
8 5 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 5 (0.27%) NCSC
8 5 (0.27%) PMO
9 4 (0.22%) GRC
9 4 (0.22%) HIPAA
10 2 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 2 (0.11%) PSD2
11 1 (0.054%) GLBA
11 1 (0.054%) GxP
11 1 (0.054%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.054%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 419 (22.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 410 (22.19%) Active Directory
3 223 (12.07%) Docker
4 133 (7.20%) Hyper-V
5 114 (6.17%) vSphere
6 72 (3.90%) VMware ESXi
7 59 (3.19%) VMware NSX
8 45 (2.44%) Virtual Machines
9 38 (2.06%) KVM
10 35 (1.89%) XenApp
10 35 (1.89%) XenDesktop
11 22 (1.19%) Virtual Desktop
12 21 (1.14%) Virtual Servers
13 17 (0.92%) Firmware
13 17 (0.92%) iptables
13 17 (0.92%) QEMU
14 11 (0.60%) Kamailio
14 11 (0.60%) Postfix
15 9 (0.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 8 (0.43%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 243 (13.15%) Kubernetes
2 171 (9.25%) Ansible
3 116 (6.28%) Terraform
4 114 (6.17%) SCCM
5 87 (4.71%) Puppet
6 49 (2.65%) Microsoft Intune
7 48 (2.60%) HAProxy
8 38 (2.06%) Opscode Chef
9 35 (1.89%) FortiGate
10 33 (1.79%) vCenter Server
11 30 (1.62%) vRealize
12 29 (1.57%) SCOM
12 29 (1.57%) ZABBIX
13 23 (1.24%) Grafana
14 22 (1.19%) Galera Cluster
15 21 (1.14%) Failover Clustering
16 20 (1.08%) Microsoft Clustering
16 20 (1.08%) Nagios
17 19 (1.03%) NetBackup
18 18 (0.97%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 614 (33.23%) Microsoft
2 575 (31.11%) VMware
3 572 (30.95%) Cisco
4 150 (8.12%) Citrix
5 146 (7.90%) HP
6 121 (6.55%) Juniper
7 112 (6.06%) Dell
8 99 (5.36%) Palo Alto
9 98 (5.30%) Oracle
10 91 (4.92%) F5
10 91 (4.92%) NetApp
11 90 (4.87%) SolarWinds
12 84 (4.55%) Red Hat
13 83 (4.49%) CheckPoint
14 80 (4.33%) IBM
15 77 (4.17%) EMC
16 76 (4.11%) Veeam
17 70 (3.79%) Google
18 61 (3.30%) ServiceNow
19 60 (3.25%) Fortinet