Period
to 14 April 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 14 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Center
UK > England
6 months to
14 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 170 128 123
Rank change year-on-year -42 -5 +4
Permanent jobs citing Data Centre 1,422 2,683 3,756
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.92% 2.57% 2.72%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.83% 6.61% 6.87%
Number of salaries quoted 1,128 2,055 2,683
10th Percentile £35,175 £32,000 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £40,596
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £57,500 £54,860
Median % change year-on-year - +4.81% -0.26%
75th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £70,250
90th Percentile £87,650 £87,500 £83,750
UK median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £54,000
% change year-on-year - +6.48% -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 29,434 40,585 54,660
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 39.71% 38.90% 39.59%
Number of salaries quoted 21,343 31,768 42,084
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £29,750
25th Percentile £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £88,000
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 14 April 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 14 April 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 -42 552 £70,000 +7.69% 92
South East -10 311 £55,000 -2.65% 62
North of England -52 197 £45,000 +3.04% 64
Midlands -68 159 £45,000 -10.00% 46
North West -11 116 £45,000 -10.00% 39
West Midlands -44 111 £45,000 -14.29% 32
South West -21 110 £54,625 +9.25% 25
East of England +8 75 £57,500 +15.00% 25
Yorkshire -73 66 £45,000 +5.88% 21
East Midlands -40 47 £45,000 - 14
North East -1 15 £57,500 +53.33% 4
Data Centre
UK

For the 6 months to 14 April 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.

1 493 (34.67%) Microsoft
2 488 (34.32%) Azure
3 483 (33.97%) VMware
4 402 (28.27%) Windows
5 399 (28.06%) Cisco
6 370 (26.02%) Firewall
7 329 (23.14%) AWS
7 329 (23.14%) VMware Infrastructure
8 326 (22.93%) Active Directory
9 285 (20.04%) Linux
10 262 (18.42%) ITIL
11 256 (18.00%) Finance
12 255 (17.93%) Microsoft 365
13 252 (17.72%) Windows Server
14 248 (17.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 241 (16.95%) WAN
16 224 (15.75%) DNS
17 214 (15.05%) Cisco Certification
18 211 (14.84%) LAN
19 209 (14.70%) Migration
20 207 (14.56%) Python
21 201 (14.14%) PowerShell
22 196 (13.78%) Problem-Solving
23 195 (13.71%) Agile Software Development
24 190 (13.36%) DevOps
25 185 (13.01%) Ansible
25 185 (13.01%) Degree
26 184 (12.94%) Public Cloud
27 179 (12.59%) SQL
28 171 (12.03%) Kubernetes

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 57 (4.01%) SharePoint
2 55 (3.87%) MS Exchange
3 40 (2.81%) IIS
4 30 (2.11%) Apache
5 24 (1.69%) nginx
6 19 (1.34%) Elasticsearch
6 19 (1.34%) Tomcat
7 16 (1.13%) Skype for Business
8 12 (0.84%) ejabberd
9 11 (0.77%) Confluence
9 11 (0.77%) OpenStack
10 10 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2010
11 7 (0.49%) Apache Spark
11 7 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2013
12 5 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
12 5 (0.35%) WordPress
13 4 (0.28%) Apache Airflow
13 4 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2007
13 4 (0.28%) Luigi
14 3 (0.21%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 59 (4.15%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (2.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (1.62%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (0.63%) Workfront
2 5 (0.35%) Sentinel
3 2 (0.14%) SAP MDG
4 1 (0.070%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.070%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.070%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.070%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 488 (34.32%) Azure
2 329 (23.14%) AWS
3 255 (17.93%) Microsoft 365
4 169 (11.88%) IaaS
5 148 (10.41%) SaaS
6 137 (9.63%) PaaS
7 104 (7.31%) GCP
8 72 (5.06%) Azure Active Directory
9 43 (3.02%) Cloud Computing
10 35 (2.46%) OpenShift
11 24 (1.69%) Power Platform
12 22 (1.55%) Serverless
13 18 (1.27%) Dynamics 365
14 17 (1.20%) AWS CloudFormation
15 14 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
16 11 (0.77%) GitHub
17 10 (0.70%) Azure ExpressRoute
18 9 (0.63%) Mimecast
18 9 (0.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 7 (0.49%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 370 (26.02%) Firewall
2 241 (16.95%) WAN
3 224 (15.75%) DNS
4 211 (14.84%) LAN
5 144 (10.13%) TCP/IP
6 136 (9.56%) SAN
7 132 (9.28%) Network Security
8 118 (8.30%) DHCP
9 108 (7.59%) VPN
10 106 (7.45%) BGP
10 106 (7.45%) Internet
11 101 (7.10%) Wireless
12 87 (6.12%) Cisco ASA
13 84 (5.91%) MPLS
14 82 (5.77%) OSPF
14 82 (5.77%) VLAN
15 75 (5.27%) SD-WAN
16 61 (4.29%) Cisco Nexus
17 51 (3.59%) VoIP
18 45 (3.16%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (10.69%) SQL Server
2 35 (2.46%) Big Data
3 25 (1.76%) NoSQL
4 24 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
4 24 (1.69%) Power BI
5 23 (1.62%) MongoDB
6 17 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
7 16 (1.13%) Tableau
8 14 (0.98%) Amazon RDS
8 14 (0.98%) Azure SQL Database
8 14 (0.98%) MySQL
9 13 (0.91%) Apache Cassandra
9 13 (0.91%) Relational Database
10 10 (0.70%) Hadoop
11 8 (0.56%) Blockchain
11 8 (0.56%) MariaDB
11 8 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
12 7 (0.49%) Amazon Redshift
12 7 (0.49%) Cosmos DB
12 7 (0.49%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 77 (5.41%) Jenkins
2 26 (1.83%) Maven
3 22 (1.55%) Git (software)
4 19 (1.34%) TeamCity
5 16 (1.13%) Sonatype Nexus
6 13 (0.91%) JIRA
7 11 (0.77%) Visual Studio
8 10 (0.70%) Bitbucket
9 9 (0.63%) Gradle
10 6 (0.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 5 (0.35%) Ant
12 4 (0.28%) Artifactory
12 4 (0.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 4 (0.28%) GitLab
12 4 (0.28%) Selenium
13 2 (0.14%) Cucumber
13 2 (0.14%) GCC
13 2 (0.14%) GDB
13 2 (0.14%) SoapUI
13 2 (0.14%) Valgrind
General
1 256 (18.00%) Finance
2 116 (8.16%) Telecoms
3 61 (4.29%) Banking
4 54 (3.80%) Public Sector
5 36 (2.53%) Law
6 29 (2.04%) Marketing
7 25 (1.76%) Retail
8 22 (1.55%) Manufacturing
9 17 (1.20%) Electronics
10 16 (1.13%) Games
11 15 (1.05%) Aerospace
11 15 (1.05%) Military
12 11 (0.77%) Local Government
13 9 (0.63%) Legal
13 9 (0.63%) Publishing
14 7 (0.49%) Advertising
14 7 (0.49%) Back Office
14 7 (0.49%) Digital Economy
15 5 (0.35%) Automotive
16 4 (0.28%) Billing
Job Titles
1 219 (15.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 204 (14.35%) Network Engineer
3 160 (11.25%) Architect
4 101 (7.10%) Consultant
5 100 (7.03%) Analyst
6 71 (4.99%) Cloud Engineer
7 65 (4.57%) Senior Network Engineer
8 53 (3.73%) Infrastructure Manager
9 52 (3.66%) DevOps Engineer
10 50 (3.52%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 50 (3.52%) Systems Engineer
11 49 (3.45%) IT Engineer
12 48 (3.38%) Infrastructure Architect
12 48 (3.38%) IT Manager
13 44 (3.09%) Support Engineer
14 43 (3.02%) Administrator
15 41 (2.88%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
15 41 (2.88%) Developer
15 41 (2.88%) Project Manager
15 41 (2.88%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (3.45%) React
2 26 (1.83%) JSON
2 26 (1.83%) Web Services
3 23 (1.62%) .NET
3 23 (1.62%) LDAP
4 21 (1.48%) REST
5 19 (1.34%) Kafka
6 15 (1.05%) XMPP
7 14 (0.98%) 802.1X
8 10 (0.70%) .NET Core
8 10 (0.70%) HTML
9 9 (0.63%) FIX Protocol
9 9 (0.63%) Gherkin
10 7 (0.49%) Spring
10 7 (0.49%) XML
11 6 (0.42%) Node.js
12 5 (0.35%) Apache Flex
12 5 (0.35%) Elastic Stack
12 5 (0.35%) LAMP
12 5 (0.35%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 184 (12.94%) Public Cloud
2 113 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
3 81 (5.70%) Hybrid Cloud
4 70 (4.92%) Private Cloud
5 57 (4.01%) Management Information System
6 55 (3.87%) Data Structures
7 37 (2.60%) Algorithms
8 35 (2.46%) Self-Motivation
9 33 (2.32%) CMDB
10 32 (2.25%) Replication
11 27 (1.90%) Greenfield Project
12 26 (1.83%) Enterprise Storage
13 25 (1.76%) Driving Licence
14 24 (1.69%) Enterprise Cloud
15 22 (1.55%) Virtual Team
16 21 (1.48%) Clustering
17 19 (1.34%) Security Operations Centre
18 17 (1.20%) Fibre Optics
18 17 (1.20%) PKI
19 16 (1.13%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 402 (28.27%) Windows
2 285 (20.04%) Linux
3 252 (17.72%) Windows Server
4 85 (5.98%) Windows Server 2012
4 85 (5.98%) Windows Server 2016
5 66 (4.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 62 (4.36%) Unix
6 62 (4.36%) Windows Server 2019
7 49 (3.45%) Windows 10
8 43 (3.02%) Windows Server 2008
9 30 (2.11%) CentOS
10 27 (1.90%) Windows 7
11 21 (1.48%) Windows Server 2003
12 17 (1.20%) Debian
13 11 (0.77%) Ubuntu
14 9 (0.63%) Android
15 7 (0.49%) Fedora
16 6 (0.42%) AIX
16 6 (0.42%) VMS
16 6 (0.42%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 262 (18.42%) ITIL
2 248 (17.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 209 (14.70%) Migration
4 196 (13.78%) Problem-Solving
5 195 (13.71%) Agile Software Development
6 190 (13.36%) DevOps
7 148 (10.41%) Project Management
8 140 (9.85%) Project Delivery
9 129 (9.07%) Mentoring
10 121 (8.51%) Disaster Recovery
11 119 (8.37%) Service Delivery
12 118 (8.30%) Computer Science
13 112 (7.88%) Presales
14 92 (6.47%) Load Balancing
15 79 (5.56%) Information Security
16 77 (5.41%) Change Management
17 76 (5.34%) Service Management
18 70 (4.92%) Coaching
19 69 (4.85%) Analytics
19 69 (4.85%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 207 (14.56%) Python
2 201 (14.14%) PowerShell
3 179 (12.59%) SQL
4 101 (7.10%) Java
5 72 (5.06%) Bash Shell
6 55 (3.87%) Go
7 46 (3.23%) JavaScript
8 45 (3.16%) TypeScript
9 33 (2.32%) C
10 28 (1.97%) Perl
11 27 (1.90%) C#
12 22 (1.55%) PHP
13 21 (1.48%) C++
14 18 (1.27%) Shell Script
15 13 (0.91%) Ruby
16 11 (0.77%) R
17 8 (0.56%) Clojure
18 5 (0.35%) Scala
18 5 (0.35%) VB
19 4 (0.28%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 214 (15.05%) Cisco Certification
2 185 (13.01%) Degree
3 156 (10.97%) CCNP
4 119 (8.37%) Security Cleared
5 96 (6.75%) CCNA
5 96 (6.75%) SC Cleared
6 84 (5.91%) Computer Science Degree
7 80 (5.63%) Microsoft Certification
8 59 (4.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 48 (3.38%) CCIE
9 48 (3.38%) MCSE
10 36 (2.53%) Master's Degree
11 29 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
11 29 (2.04%) MCSA
12 26 (1.83%) BPSS Clearance
12 26 (1.83%) CISSP
13 19 (1.34%) CISM
14 18 (1.27%) DV Cleared
15 17 (1.20%) CISA
15 17 (1.20%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (6.68%) SLA
2 20 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (1.27%) QA
4 14 (0.98%) GDPR
5 9 (0.63%) NIST
5 9 (0.63%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.56%) BS25999
6 8 (0.56%) ISO 9001
6 8 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 6 (0.42%) Data Quality
7 6 (0.42%) PMO
8 3 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 3 (0.21%) GRC
8 3 (0.21%) NCSC
8 3 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.070%) COBIT
9 1 (0.070%) GLBA
System Software
1 329 (23.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 326 (22.93%) Active Directory
3 162 (11.39%) Hyper-V
4 144 (10.13%) Docker
5 48 (3.38%) vSphere
6 40 (2.81%) XenDesktop
7 39 (2.74%) Virtual Servers
7 39 (2.74%) VMware ESXi
8 37 (2.60%) Virtual Machines
9 34 (2.39%) XenApp
10 32 (2.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 29 (2.04%) VMware NSX
12 28 (1.97%) KVM
13 21 (1.48%) Firmware
14 15 (1.05%) iptables
14 15 (1.05%) Postfix
14 15 (1.05%) QEMU
15 14 (0.98%) Virtual Desktop
15 14 (0.98%) Xen
16 12 (0.84%) Kamailio
Systems Management
1 185 (13.01%) Ansible
2 171 (12.03%) Kubernetes
3 129 (9.07%) SCCM
4 95 (6.68%) Terraform
5 76 (5.34%) Puppet
6 58 (4.08%) Microsoft Intune
7 42 (2.95%) SCVMM
8 39 (2.74%) HAProxy
9 32 (2.25%) Opscode Chef
10 31 (2.18%) vCenter Server
11 28 (1.97%) SCOM
11 28 (1.97%) vRealize
12 26 (1.83%) FortiGate
12 26 (1.83%) NetBackup
13 24 (1.69%) ZABBIX
14 18 (1.27%) Galera Cluster
15 16 (1.13%) EMC NetWorker
16 15 (1.05%) Failover Clustering
16 15 (1.05%) WSUS
17 14 (0.98%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 493 (34.67%) Microsoft
2 483 (33.97%) VMware
3 399 (28.06%) Cisco
4 154 (10.83%) Citrix
5 113 (7.95%) HP
6 104 (7.31%) F5
7 96 (6.75%) Oracle
8 90 (6.33%) Juniper
9 89 (6.26%) Red Hat
10 81 (5.70%) Dell
11 75 (5.27%) ServiceNow
12 73 (5.13%) Palo Alto
12 73 (5.13%) Veeam
13 71 (4.99%) SolarWinds
14 67 (4.71%) CheckPoint
15 66 (4.64%) Google
16 61 (4.29%) EMC
17 52 (3.66%) NetApp
18 49 (3.45%) IBM
19 36 (2.53%) Fortinet