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

Data Center
UK > England
6 months to
19 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 192 139 119
Rank change year-on-year -53 -20 +5
Permanent jobs citing Data Centre 2,080 1,072 3,490
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.89% 2.41% 2.77%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.60% 6.74% 7.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1,468 827 2,697
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £57,500 £55,500
Median % change year-on-year -4.35% +3.60% +0.91%
75th Percentile £73,750 £73,750 £71,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000

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 45,176 15,903 44,727
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 40.95% 35.73% 35.51%
Number of salaries quoted 27,451 13,266 34,543
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,750 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
75th Percentile £81,250 £78,750 £75,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £100,000 £91,250
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £54,111
% change year-on-year +4.35% +6.26% +3.07%

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 October 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 October 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 -76 760 £70,000 -3.45% 132
South East -63 415 £50,000 - 86
North of England -10 394 £47,500 +5.56% 70
Midlands -9 292 £50,000 +21.95% 53
North West -16 251 £49,250 +9.44% 38
West Midlands -37 190 £50,000 +21.95% 37
Yorkshire -30 134 £47,500 - 18
East of England -46 115 £54,750 +6.83% 43
South West -39 112 £47,500 -5.00% 22
East Midlands 0 102 £46,250 - 16
North East -21 16 £47,500 -13.64% 14
Data Centre
UK

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 757 (36.39%) Azure
2 748 (35.96%) Microsoft
3 637 (30.63%) Windows
4 595 (28.61%) VMware
5 594 (28.56%) Cisco
6 495 (23.80%) Active Directory
7 477 (22.93%) Social Skills
8 475 (22.84%) Linux
9 455 (21.88%) Firewall
10 450 (21.63%) VMware Infrastructure
11 423 (20.34%) AWS
12 401 (19.28%) Microsoft 365
13 386 (18.56%) Finance
14 384 (18.46%) Windows Server
15 368 (17.69%) ITIL
16 327 (15.72%) WAN
17 316 (15.19%) Migration
18 301 (14.47%) LAN
19 295 (14.18%) Cisco Certification
20 294 (14.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 284 (13.65%) Public Cloud
22 281 (13.51%) DevOps
23 262 (12.60%) Agile Software Development
24 258 (12.40%) Project Management
24 258 (12.40%) Degree
25 243 (11.68%) DNS
26 233 (11.20%) Presales
27 221 (10.63%) Python
28 213 (10.24%) VPN
29 202 (9.71%) CCNP

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
1 135 (6.49%) SharePoint
2 82 (3.94%) MS Exchange
3 51 (2.45%) IIS
4 29 (1.39%) Confluence
5 27 (1.30%) Apache
6 23 (1.11%) nginx
7 21 (1.01%) OpenStack
8 18 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
8 18 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2013
9 12 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 12 (0.58%) Skype for Business
9 12 (0.58%) WordPress
10 11 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
11 10 (0.48%) CMS
12 8 (0.38%) Apache Spark
12 8 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
13 7 (0.34%) Apache Airflow
13 7 (0.34%) SAS
14 6 (0.29%) Tomcat
15 5 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 95 (4.57%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 31 (1.49%) Microsoft Project
4 17 (0.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (0.48%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.14%) Acrobat
6 3 (0.14%) AutoCAD
6 3 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
6 3 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.048%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.048%) InDesign
7 1 (0.048%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (0.14%) Workfront
2 2 (0.096%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.096%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.096%) SAP MDG
3 1 (0.048%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.048%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.048%) Eikon
3 1 (0.048%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 757 (36.39%) Azure
2 423 (20.34%) AWS
3 401 (19.28%) Microsoft 365
4 197 (9.47%) IaaS
5 192 (9.23%) Azure Active Directory
6 156 (7.50%) SaaS
7 153 (7.36%) PaaS
8 103 (4.95%) GCP
9 59 (2.84%) Cloud Computing
9 59 (2.84%) OneDrive
10 52 (2.50%) GitHub
11 34 (1.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 27 (1.30%) Serverless
13 26 (1.25%) Amazon EC2
14 25 (1.20%) Amazon EKS
15 20 (0.96%) AWS CloudFormation
16 17 (0.82%) AWS Lambda
16 17 (0.82%) Mimecast
17 14 (0.67%) OpenShift
18 13 (0.63%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 455 (21.88%) Firewall
2 327 (15.72%) WAN
3 301 (14.47%) LAN
4 243 (11.68%) DNS
5 213 (10.24%) VPN
6 162 (7.79%) SAN
7 161 (7.74%) DHCP
8 160 (7.69%) MPLS
9 135 (6.49%) Network Security
10 131 (6.30%) BGP
11 130 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
12 129 (6.20%) TCP/IP
13 124 (5.96%) Wireless
14 108 (5.19%) Internet
15 101 (4.86%) OSPF
16 92 (4.42%) VLAN
17 71 (3.41%) SD-WAN
18 65 (3.13%) VoIP
19 61 (2.93%) Unified Communications
20 59 (2.84%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 188 (9.04%) SQL Server
2 52 (2.50%) MySQL
3 47 (2.26%) NoSQL
4 46 (2.21%) PostgreSQL
5 43 (2.07%) MongoDB
6 34 (1.63%) Big Data
7 31 (1.49%) Azure SQL Database
8 20 (0.96%) MariaDB
9 19 (0.91%) Relational Database
10 18 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
11 17 (0.82%) Amazon RDS
12 15 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 13 (0.63%) Data Lake
14 9 (0.43%) Metadata
14 9 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
14 9 (0.43%) SQL Server 2014
15 8 (0.38%) Amazon Aurora
15 8 (0.38%) BigQuery
15 8 (0.38%) RDBMS
15 8 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 119 (5.72%) Git (software)
2 99 (4.76%) Jenkins
3 54 (2.60%) JIRA
4 23 (1.11%) GitLab
5 20 (0.96%) Maven
6 15 (0.72%) Sonatype Nexus
7 14 (0.67%) Cucumber
7 14 (0.67%) Visual Studio
8 13 (0.63%) Postman
9 12 (0.58%) Selenium
9 12 (0.58%) webpack
10 11 (0.53%) Bitbucket
11 10 (0.48%) Vagrant
12 9 (0.43%) SoapUI
13 8 (0.38%) NUnit
14 7 (0.34%) GDB
14 7 (0.34%) TeamCity
14 7 (0.34%) Valgrind
15 6 (0.29%) Gradle
15 6 (0.29%) SonarQube
General
1 477 (22.93%) Social Skills
2 386 (18.56%) Finance
3 148 (7.12%) Telecoms
4 123 (5.91%) Analytical Skills
5 112 (5.38%) Retail
6 66 (3.17%) Presentation Skills
7 56 (2.69%) Banking
8 54 (2.60%) Public Sector
9 52 (2.50%) Manufacturing
10 39 (1.88%) Documentation Skills
10 39 (1.88%) Legal
10 39 (1.88%) Organisational Skills
11 38 (1.83%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 38 (1.83%) Law
12 35 (1.68%) Marketing
13 34 (1.63%) Influencing Skills
14 29 (1.39%) Financial Institution
15 25 (1.20%) Games
16 24 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
17 18 (0.87%) Billing
Job Titles
1 309 (14.86%) Architect
2 236 (11.35%) Network Engineer
3 229 (11.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 183 (8.80%) Consultant
5 103 (4.95%) Cloud Consultant
5 103 (4.95%) Infrastructure Manager
6 101 (4.86%) Analyst
6 101 (4.86%) Technical Consultant
7 97 (4.66%) Infrastructure Architect
8 93 (4.47%) IT Engineer
9 90 (4.33%) Project Manager
10 80 (3.85%) Support Engineer
11 67 (3.22%) Solutions Architect
12 65 (3.13%) Technical Architect
13 60 (2.88%) Cloud Architect
13 60 (2.88%) Cloud Engineer
14 59 (2.84%) IT Manager
14 59 (2.84%) Senior Network Engineer
15 54 (2.60%) Developer
16 53 (2.55%) Data Centre Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (3.32%) Web Services
2 51 (2.45%) Node.js
3 48 (2.31%) React
4 46 (2.21%) .NET
5 41 (1.97%) JSON
6 35 (1.68%) Spring
6 35 (1.68%) Spring Boot
7 34 (1.63%) Kafka
8 33 (1.59%) REST
9 30 (1.44%) ARM Templates
10 28 (1.35%) CSS
10 28 (1.35%) XML
11 26 (1.25%) .NET Core
12 22 (1.06%) Elastic Stack
12 22 (1.06%) HTML
13 21 (1.01%) RESTful
14 20 (0.96%) AngularJS
14 20 (0.96%) LAMP
15 19 (0.91%) LAPP Stack
16 17 (0.82%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 284 (13.65%) Public Cloud
2 132 (6.35%) Self-Motivation
3 98 (4.71%) Management Information System
4 80 (3.85%) Private Cloud
5 65 (3.13%) Hybrid Cloud
6 62 (2.98%) Enterprise Storage
7 52 (2.50%) Replication
8 48 (2.31%) Virtual Team
9 46 (2.21%) Driving Licence
10 42 (2.02%) User Experience
11 37 (1.78%) Linux Command Line
12 33 (1.59%) Fibre Optics
12 33 (1.59%) Greenfield Project
12 33 (1.59%) PKI
13 25 (1.20%) Algorithms
13 25 (1.20%) Cloud Native
13 25 (1.20%) Clustering
14 22 (1.06%) Legacy Systems
15 21 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
16 18 (0.87%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 637 (30.63%) Windows
2 475 (22.84%) Linux
3 384 (18.46%) Windows Server
4 141 (6.78%) Windows 10
5 79 (3.80%) Unix
5 79 (3.80%) Windows Server 2012
6 73 (3.51%) Windows Server 2016
7 66 (3.17%) Windows Server 2019
8 61 (2.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 52 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
10 47 (2.26%) CentOS
11 32 (1.54%) Android
12 22 (1.06%) AIX
12 22 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
13 21 (1.01%) Mac OS X
14 19 (0.91%) Windows 7
15 16 (0.77%) Debian
16 14 (0.67%) Apple iOS
17 13 (0.63%) Solaris
17 13 (0.63%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 368 (17.69%) ITIL
2 316 (15.19%) Migration
3 294 (14.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 281 (13.51%) DevOps
5 262 (12.60%) Agile Software Development
6 258 (12.40%) Project Management
7 233 (11.20%) Presales
8 182 (8.75%) Problem-Solving
9 176 (8.46%) Mentoring
10 171 (8.22%) Cybersecurity
11 161 (7.74%) Project Delivery
12 157 (7.55%) Disaster Recovery
13 115 (5.53%) Computer Science
14 113 (5.43%) Service Delivery
15 112 (5.38%) Information Security
16 102 (4.90%) Coaching
17 101 (4.86%) PRINCE2
18 96 (4.62%) Network Design
18 96 (4.62%) Stakeholder Management
19 94 (4.52%) Requirements Gathering
Programming Languages
1 221 (10.63%) Python
2 183 (8.80%) SQL
3 171 (8.22%) PowerShell
4 108 (5.19%) Java
5 101 (4.86%) Bash Shell
6 70 (3.37%) JavaScript
7 62 (2.98%) Go
8 52 (2.50%) C
9 49 (2.36%) Perl
10 45 (2.16%) C#
11 40 (1.92%) Shell Script
12 33 (1.59%) PHP
13 31 (1.49%) C++
14 28 (1.35%) Ruby
14 28 (1.35%) TypeScript
15 17 (0.82%) VB
16 15 (0.72%) Rust
17 10 (0.48%) VB.NET
18 6 (0.29%) T-SQL
18 6 (0.29%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 295 (14.18%) Cisco Certification
2 258 (12.40%) Degree
3 202 (9.71%) CCNP
4 174 (8.37%) Security Cleared
5 141 (6.78%) SC Cleared
6 138 (6.63%) CCNA
7 135 (6.49%) Microsoft Certification
8 100 (4.81%) CCIE
9 99 (4.76%) MCSE
10 62 (2.98%) Computer Science Degree
11 60 (2.88%) MCSA
12 59 (2.84%) MCP
13 48 (2.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 40 (1.92%) DV Cleared
15 36 (1.73%) DBS Check
16 29 (1.39%) JNCIA
17 27 (1.30%) CISSP
17 27 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
18 24 (1.15%) CCDP
19 16 (0.77%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 136 (6.54%) SLA
2 45 (2.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 38 (1.83%) PCI DSS
4 29 (1.39%) QA
5 28 (1.35%) Cyber Essentials
6 25 (1.20%) NIST
7 22 (1.06%) GDPR
8 15 (0.72%) Data Quality
9 10 (0.48%) HIPAA
10 9 (0.43%) PMO
11 8 (0.38%) NCSC
11 8 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 6 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 5 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 4 (0.19%) GxP
15 3 (0.14%) ISO 9001
16 2 (0.096%) Accessibility
16 2 (0.096%) PSD2
17 1 (0.048%) GRC
17 1 (0.048%) SOC 2
System Software
1 495 (23.80%) Active Directory
2 450 (21.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 187 (8.99%) Docker
4 166 (7.98%) Hyper-V
5 125 (6.01%) vSphere
6 94 (4.52%) VMware ESXi
7 52 (2.50%) VMware NSX
8 50 (2.40%) Virtual Machines
9 46 (2.21%) Virtual Servers
10 34 (1.63%) KVM
11 29 (1.39%) XenApp
12 28 (1.35%) Virtual Desktop
13 27 (1.30%) XenDesktop
14 24 (1.15%) Firmware
15 21 (1.01%) BitLocker
16 13 (0.63%) VMware Workstation
17 8 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
18 6 (0.29%) NFS
19 4 (0.19%) OpenSSH
19 4 (0.19%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 196 (9.42%) Kubernetes
2 164 (7.88%) SCCM
3 152 (7.31%) Microsoft Intune
4 143 (6.88%) Terraform
5 134 (6.44%) Ansible
6 96 (4.62%) Puppet
7 65 (3.13%) Single Sign-On
8 52 (2.50%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 44 (2.12%) Opscode Chef
10 41 (1.97%) Nagios
11 36 (1.73%) SCOM
12 28 (1.35%) HAProxy
13 26 (1.25%) WSUS
14 24 (1.15%) Cisco CUCM
14 24 (1.15%) Failover Clustering
15 23 (1.11%) Grafana
16 22 (1.06%) NetBackup
17 20 (0.96%) vCenter Server
18 19 (0.91%) vRealize
19 18 (0.87%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 748 (35.96%) Microsoft
2 595 (28.61%) VMware
3 594 (28.56%) Cisco
4 133 (6.39%) Dell
5 131 (6.30%) HP
6 102 (4.90%) Citrix
6 102 (4.90%) IBM
6 102 (4.90%) Palo Alto
7 101 (4.86%) SolarWinds
8 99 (4.76%) NetApp
9 98 (4.71%) Apple
9 98 (4.71%) Juniper
10 86 (4.13%) EMC
11 82 (3.94%) Adobe
11 82 (3.94%) Aruba
12 80 (3.85%) Veeam
13 70 (3.37%) Oracle
14 68 (3.27%) CheckPoint
14 68 (3.27%) F5
15 67 (3.22%) Red Hat