Period
to 22 November 2019

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 22 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Center
UK > England
6 months to
22 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 122 121 132
Rank change year-on-year -1 +11 -47
Permanent jobs citing Data Centre 3,430 4,175 4,335
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.75% 2.75% 2.57%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.99% 6.93% 6.39%
Number of salaries quoted 2,577 2,799 3,219
England median annual salary £55,500 £55,000 £53,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.91% +3.77% +6.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

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 49,037 60,285 67,803
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 39.26% 39.76% 40.14%
Number of salaries quoted 37,559 46,615 50,893
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,500 £27,750
90th Percentile £91,250 £87,500 £82,500
UK median annual salary £53,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.95% +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 22 November 2019.

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 22 November 2019. 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 -5 1,234 £65,000 - 187
South East +18 797 £55,000 +10.00% 126
Midlands -20 506 £52,500 -4.55% 80
North of England +7 457 £42,500 -5.56% 110
West Midlands -27 364 £52,500 -4.55% 57
East of England +29 245 £45,000 -5.26% 48
Yorkshire -14 213 £45,000 - 27
North West +53 210 £42,500 - 71
South West -35 172 £47,500 -4.76% 43
East Midlands +31 142 £52,500 +16.67% 23
North East +20 34 £39,750 -38.85% 12
Data Centre
UK

For the 6 months to 22 November 2019, 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 1,180 (34.40%) Windows
2 1,124 (32.77%) Cisco
3 1,098 (32.01%) Microsoft
4 1,082 (31.55%) VMware
5 1,064 (31.02%) Azure
6 872 (25.42%) Cisco Certification
7 871 (25.39%) Firewall
8 823 (23.99%) Active Directory
9 807 (23.53%) AWS
10 783 (22.83%) VMware Infrastructure
11 731 (21.31%) Linux
12 687 (20.03%) WAN
13 680 (19.83%) LAN
14 660 (19.24%) Finance
15 655 (19.10%) ITIL
16 565 (16.47%) Windows Server
17 561 (16.36%) CCNP
18 524 (15.28%) Office 365
19 505 (14.72%) Agile Software Development
20 483 (14.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 482 (14.05%) Migration
22 480 (13.99%) Citrix
23 441 (12.86%) CCNA
24 432 (12.59%) DevOps
25 389 (11.34%) Wireless
26 381 (11.11%) Presales
27 378 (11.02%) VPN
28 369 (10.76%) Hyper-V
29 356 (10.38%) Project Management
30 349 (10.17%) DNS

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
1 206 (6.01%) MS Exchange
2 190 (5.54%) SharePoint
3 117 (3.41%) Skype for Business
4 96 (2.80%) IIS
5 81 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2010
6 48 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2013
7 38 (1.11%) OpenStack
8 32 (0.93%) Confluence
9 19 (0.55%) Tomcat
10 18 (0.52%) Apache
10 18 (0.52%) Apache Spark
11 17 (0.50%) WebSphere
12 12 (0.35%) Cloud Foundry
13 11 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
14 9 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
15 7 (0.20%) JBoss
15 7 (0.20%) Mule
16 6 (0.17%) nginx
17 5 (0.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 4 (0.12%) SAS
Applications
1 155 (4.52%) Microsoft Office
2 60 (1.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 53 (1.55%) MS Visio
4 19 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
5 15 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.12%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.058%) Abaqus
7 2 (0.058%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.029%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 10 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
1 10 (0.29%) Workfront
2 5 (0.15%) Elite 3E
3 4 (0.12%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 4 (0.12%) Cisco SocialMiner
4 2 (0.058%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.058%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (0.058%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.029%) Distributed Ledger
5 1 (0.029%) Magento
5 1 (0.029%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.029%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.029%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 1,064 (31.02%) Azure
2 807 (23.53%) AWS
3 524 (15.28%) Office 365
4 209 (6.09%) IaaS
5 187 (5.45%) PaaS
6 134 (3.91%) Azure Active Directory
7 118 (3.44%) SaaS
8 107 (3.12%) GCP
9 95 (2.77%) Cloud Computing
10 63 (1.84%) AWS CloudFormation
11 48 (1.40%) Power Platform
12 36 (1.05%) OneDrive
13 34 (0.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 33 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
14 33 (0.96%) GitHub
15 32 (0.93%) Amazon S3
16 29 (0.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 25 (0.73%) Amazon ECS
17 25 (0.73%) Serverless
18 23 (0.67%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 871 (25.39%) Firewall
2 687 (20.03%) WAN
3 680 (19.83%) LAN
4 389 (11.34%) Wireless
5 378 (11.02%) VPN
6 349 (10.17%) DNS
7 342 (9.97%) TCP/IP
8 320 (9.33%) SAN
9 319 (9.30%) Network Security
10 316 (9.21%) BGP
11 300 (8.75%) OSPF
12 259 (7.55%) Cisco Nexus
13 251 (7.32%) MPLS
14 241 (7.03%) DHCP
15 210 (6.12%) Internet
16 199 (5.80%) Cisco ASA
17 191 (5.57%) VoIP
18 149 (4.34%) Wi-Fi
19 148 (4.31%) VLAN
20 122 (3.56%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 310 (9.04%) SQL Server
2 69 (2.01%) Big Data
3 54 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
4 53 (1.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 52 (1.52%) Azure SQL Database
6 50 (1.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 48 (1.40%) Power BI
7 48 (1.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 47 (1.37%) MySQL
9 46 (1.34%) Amazon RDS
9 46 (1.34%) DB2
10 35 (1.02%) SQL Server 2016
11 27 (0.79%) Relational Database
12 25 (0.73%) SQL Server 2014
13 24 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
14 23 (0.67%) NoSQL
15 22 (0.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 19 (0.55%) RDBMS
17 18 (0.52%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
18 16 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 101 (2.94%) Jenkins
2 72 (2.10%) Git (software)
3 52 (1.52%) JIRA
4 33 (0.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 30 (0.87%) MSI
6 21 (0.61%) Sonatype Nexus
7 18 (0.52%) Maven
8 12 (0.35%) Visual Studio
9 11 (0.32%) SonarQube
9 11 (0.32%) Visual Studio Team System
10 10 (0.29%) GitLab
10 10 (0.29%) TeamCity
11 8 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (0.20%) Bitbucket
12 7 (0.20%) JUnit
13 6 (0.17%) Artifactory
13 6 (0.17%) Gradle
13 6 (0.17%) Mockito
13 6 (0.17%) Octopus Deploy
14 5 (0.15%) CircleCI
General
1 660 (19.24%) Finance
2 281 (8.19%) Telecoms
3 261 (7.61%) Banking
4 243 (7.08%) Public Sector
5 156 (4.55%) Retail
6 68 (1.98%) Marketing
7 65 (1.90%) Manufacturing
8 45 (1.31%) Law
9 35 (1.02%) Back Office
10 34 (0.99%) Legal
11 33 (0.96%) Financial Institution
12 32 (0.93%) German Language
13 25 (0.73%) Games
14 24 (0.70%) Italian Language
15 23 (0.67%) Billing
15 23 (0.67%) Local Government
16 22 (0.64%) Electronics
17 21 (0.61%) Police
18 20 (0.58%) Fire and Rescue
19 12 (0.35%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 566 (16.50%) Architect
2 515 (15.01%) Network Engineer
3 390 (11.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 277 (8.08%) Analyst
5 244 (7.11%) Consultant
6 190 (5.54%) Senior Network Engineer
7 162 (4.72%) Solutions Architect
8 148 (4.31%) Technical Architect
9 138 (4.02%) Infrastructure Manager
10 125 (3.64%) Project Manager
11 107 (3.12%) DevOps Engineer
12 104 (3.03%) Cloud Engineer
13 103 (3.00%) Support Engineer
14 102 (2.97%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 95 (2.77%) Infrastructure Architect
16 93 (2.71%) Systems Engineer
17 91 (2.65%) Cloud Architect
18 87 (2.54%) IT Manager
19 85 (2.48%) Support Analyst
20 84 (2.45%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (3.85%) Web Services
2 85 (2.48%) .NET
3 39 (1.14%) JSON
3 39 (1.14%) Middleware
4 34 (0.99%) Node.js
5 33 (0.96%) REST
6 32 (0.93%) 802.1X
6 32 (0.93%) LDAP
7 31 (0.90%) CSS
8 30 (0.87%) Kafka
9 28 (0.82%) SAML
10 26 (0.76%) HTML
11 25 (0.73%) HTML5
11 25 (0.73%) OAuth
12 23 (0.67%) .NET Framework
12 23 (0.67%) React
13 22 (0.64%) Elastic Stack
13 22 (0.64%) J2EE
14 19 (0.55%) ASP.NET Web API
14 19 (0.55%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 285 (8.31%) Public Cloud
2 223 (6.50%) Analytical Skills
3 184 (5.36%) Management Information System
4 155 (4.52%) Self-Motivation
5 128 (3.73%) Hybrid Cloud
6 97 (2.83%) Private Cloud
7 90 (2.62%) Replication
8 84 (2.45%) Driving Licence
9 81 (2.36%) Clustering
10 66 (1.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 59 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
12 58 (1.69%) User Experience
13 52 (1.52%) Virtual Team
14 40 (1.17%) CCTV
15 38 (1.11%) Mobile App
16 37 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
17 35 (1.02%) Cloud Native
18 33 (0.96%) Enterprise Storage
19 32 (0.93%) NHS
20 28 (0.82%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1,180 (34.40%) Windows
2 731 (21.31%) Linux
3 565 (16.47%) Windows Server
4 194 (5.66%) Unix
5 178 (5.19%) Windows 10
6 152 (4.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 130 (3.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 105 (3.06%) Windows 7
9 65 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 55 (1.60%) CentOS
11 43 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
12 36 (1.05%) Windows 8
13 29 (0.85%) Mac OS
14 24 (0.70%) Apple iOS
15 23 (0.67%) Android
16 22 (0.64%) Ubuntu
17 21 (0.61%) Solaris
18 18 (0.52%) AIX
19 17 (0.50%) Mac OS X
20 16 (0.47%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 655 (19.10%) ITIL
2 505 (14.72%) Agile Software Development
3 483 (14.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 482 (14.05%) Migration
5 432 (12.59%) DevOps
6 381 (11.11%) Presales
7 356 (10.38%) Project Management
8 333 (9.71%) Problem-Solving
9 314 (9.15%) Service Delivery
10 281 (8.19%) Disaster Recovery
11 277 (8.08%) Mentoring
12 253 (7.38%) Load Balancing
13 239 (6.97%) Configuration Management
14 232 (6.76%) Project Delivery
15 209 (6.09%) PRINCE2
16 206 (6.01%) Change Management
17 190 (5.54%) Service Management
18 187 (5.45%) TOGAF
19 184 (5.36%) Information Security
20 174 (5.07%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 318 (9.27%) SQL
2 291 (8.48%) PowerShell
3 206 (6.01%) Python
4 96 (2.80%) Bash Shell
5 75 (2.19%) Ruby
6 68 (1.98%) C#
7 66 (1.92%) JavaScript
8 62 (1.81%) Java
9 60 (1.75%) C
10 36 (1.05%) Go
10 36 (1.05%) Perl
11 29 (0.85%) T-SQL
12 26 (0.76%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 23 (0.67%) Shell Script
14 19 (0.55%) PHP
15 17 (0.50%) C++
16 14 (0.41%) Java 8
17 11 (0.32%) Kotlin
18 10 (0.29%) Fortran
18 10 (0.29%) Scala
Qualifications
1 872 (25.42%) Cisco Certification
2 561 (16.36%) CCNP
3 441 (12.86%) CCNA
4 348 (10.15%) Degree
5 268 (7.81%) Microsoft Certification
6 226 (6.59%) CCIE
7 204 (5.95%) MCSE
8 159 (4.64%) Security Cleared
9 135 (3.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 91 (2.65%) SC Cleared
11 81 (2.36%) AWS Certification
11 81 (2.36%) CCDP
12 67 (1.95%) MCSA
13 66 (1.92%) CCSE
14 65 (1.90%) MCITP
15 64 (1.87%) JNCIS
16 58 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
17 51 (1.49%) CISSP
18 49 (1.43%) CCSA
18 49 (1.43%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 259 (7.55%) SLA
2 95 (2.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 55 (1.60%) ISO 9001
4 45 (1.31%) PMO
5 34 (0.99%) QA
6 27 (0.79%) PCI DSS
7 25 (0.73%) GDPR
8 19 (0.55%) COBIT
9 17 (0.50%) Data Quality
9 17 (0.50%) ISO 22301
10 11 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 10 (0.29%) NIST
12 8 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 6 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 5 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
15 4 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 3 (0.087%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 3 (0.087%) NCSC
16 3 (0.087%) Solvency II
17 2 (0.058%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 823 (23.99%) Active Directory
2 783 (22.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 369 (10.76%) Hyper-V
4 202 (5.89%) Docker
5 159 (4.64%) XenApp
6 125 (3.64%) vSphere
7 117 (3.41%) Virtual Machines
8 115 (3.35%) VMware ESXi
9 73 (2.13%) XenDesktop
10 64 (1.87%) Virtual Servers
11 61 (1.78%) VMware NSX
12 47 (1.37%) Microsoft App-V
13 39 (1.14%) Firmware
14 22 (0.64%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 22 (0.64%) NFS
15 19 (0.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 14 (0.41%) EMC RecoverPoint
17 11 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
18 10 (0.29%) KVM
18 10 (0.29%) Xen
Systems Management
1 332 (9.68%) SCCM
2 184 (5.36%) Ansible
3 163 (4.75%) Kubernetes
4 148 (4.31%) Puppet
5 112 (3.27%) SCOM
6 110 (3.21%) Terraform
7 96 (2.80%) WSUS
8 83 (2.42%) Opscode Chef
9 60 (1.75%) Cisco CUCM
9 60 (1.75%) Nagios
10 47 (1.37%) Microsoft Intune
11 46 (1.34%) SCVMM
12 44 (1.28%) NetBackup
13 36 (1.05%) Cisco UCCX
14 32 (0.93%) EMC NetWorker
14 32 (0.93%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 31 (0.90%) Cisco Prime
15 31 (0.90%) Microsoft Clustering
15 31 (0.90%) vCenter Server
15 31 (0.90%) vRealize
Vendors
1 1,124 (32.77%) Cisco
2 1,098 (32.01%) Microsoft
3 1,082 (31.55%) VMware
4 480 (13.99%) Citrix
5 271 (7.90%) Juniper
6 233 (6.79%) CheckPoint
7 211 (6.15%) Palo Alto
8 201 (5.86%) HP
9 187 (5.45%) F5
10 184 (5.36%) NetApp
11 166 (4.84%) Meraki
12 153 (4.46%) SolarWinds
13 143 (4.17%) Dell
14 138 (4.02%) EMC
15 103 (3.00%) Veeam
16 100 (2.92%) Fortinet
17 97 (2.83%) Aruba
18 95 (2.77%) IBM
19 93 (2.71%) Symantec
20 92 (2.68%) Red Hat