Period
to 30 September 2020

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 30 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Center
UK > England
6 months to
30 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 126 117 123
Rank change year-on-year -9 +6 +15
Permanent jobs citing Data Centre 1,127 3,589 4,149
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 2.54% 2.79% 2.71%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.49% 7.11% 6.83%
Number of salaries quoted 965 2,855 3,004
Median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £32,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%

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 17,376 50,487 60,727
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 39.21% 39.21% 39.63%
Number of salaries quoted 13,955 38,176 46,786
Median annual salary £57,500 £54,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.48% +2.86% +5.00%
10th Percentile £33,000 £29,750 £29,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £90,000 £86,250
UK median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.52% - +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 30 September 2020.

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 30 September 2020. 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 +2 462 £70,000 +7.69% 49
South East +17 278 £55,000 -1.79% 43
North of England +4 175 £48,001 +20.00% 40
North West +48 116 £50,000 +20.82% 28
Midlands -40 113 £45,000 -18.18% 26
West Midlands -32 90 £42,098 -26.79% 22
Yorkshire -14 56 £55,000 +57.14% 9
East of England +11 53 £53,750 +13.16% 22
South West +16 52 £52,500 +10.53% 29
East Midlands -3 23 £55,000 +4.76% 4
North East -8 7 £55,000 +35.11% 3
Data Centre
UK

For the 6 months to 30 September 2020, 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.

1 423 (37.53%) Microsoft
2 357 (31.68%) Windows
3 356 (31.59%) VMware
4 344 (30.52%) Cisco
5 300 (26.62%) Azure
6 268 (23.78%) Active Directory
7 265 (23.51%) Firewall
8 261 (23.16%) Linux
9 247 (21.92%) WAN
10 227 (20.14%) Cisco Certification
11 224 (19.88%) AWS
12 216 (19.17%) VMware Infrastructure
13 206 (18.28%) LAN
14 205 (18.19%) Finance
15 195 (17.30%) ITIL
16 182 (16.15%) Windows Server
17 181 (16.06%) DNS
18 177 (15.71%) Migration
19 173 (15.35%) BGP
20 172 (15.26%) DevOps
21 158 (14.02%) OSPF
22 157 (13.93%) Office 365
23 150 (13.31%) SQL
24 149 (13.22%) SAN
25 147 (13.04%) DHCP
26 145 (12.87%) CCNP
27 144 (12.78%) PowerShell
28 135 (11.98%) Python
29 134 (11.89%) Hyper-V
30 133 (11.80%) Security Cleared

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 40 (3.55%) MS Exchange
2 38 (3.37%) SharePoint
3 36 (3.19%) IIS
4 25 (2.22%) Confluence
5 21 (1.86%) Apache
6 19 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
7 17 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2010
7 17 (1.51%) OpenStack
8 15 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2013
8 15 (1.33%) Skype for Business
9 11 (0.98%) Tomcat
10 10 (0.89%) Apache Airflow
10 10 (0.89%) Apache Spark
10 10 (0.89%) Luigi
11 9 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2007
12 7 (0.62%) WordPress
13 6 (0.53%) Cloud Foundry
13 6 (0.53%) CloudStack
14 4 (0.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 4 (0.35%) nginx
Applications
1 64 (5.68%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (2.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (1.51%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.53%) Acrobat
5 6 (0.53%) AutoCAD
6 5 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.089%) Revit
Business Applications
1 12 (1.06%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
2 3 (0.27%) Temenos T24
3 2 (0.18%) Workfront
4 1 (0.089%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 300 (26.62%) Azure
2 224 (19.88%) AWS
3 157 (13.93%) Office 365
4 98 (8.70%) IaaS
5 80 (7.10%) PaaS
6 54 (4.79%) SaaS
7 36 (3.19%) Azure Active Directory
8 34 (3.02%) GCP
9 21 (1.86%) Amazon EC2
10 20 (1.77%) Power Platform
11 15 (1.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 13 (1.15%) AWS CloudFormation
13 12 (1.06%) Amazon S3
14 10 (0.89%) Amazon EMR
14 10 (0.89%) BPaaS
14 10 (0.89%) Logic Apps
15 9 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
15 9 (0.80%) Serverless
15 9 (0.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 7 (0.62%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 265 (23.51%) Firewall
2 247 (21.92%) WAN
3 206 (18.28%) LAN
4 181 (16.06%) DNS
5 173 (15.35%) BGP
6 158 (14.02%) OSPF
7 149 (13.22%) SAN
8 147 (13.04%) DHCP
9 131 (11.62%) TCP/IP
10 108 (9.58%) Wireless
11 104 (9.23%) VPN
12 99 (8.78%) MPLS
13 84 (7.45%) Cisco Nexus
14 81 (7.19%) Network Security
15 68 (6.03%) Cisco ASA
16 61 (5.41%) Multicast
17 57 (5.06%) VLAN
18 56 (4.97%) EIGRP
18 56 (4.97%) Fibre Channel
19 52 (4.61%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (8.43%) SQL Server
2 35 (3.11%) Amazon RDS
3 34 (3.02%) PostgreSQL
4 29 (2.57%) MySQL
5 24 (2.13%) Big Data
5 24 (2.13%) Relational Database
6 22 (1.95%) Azure SQL Database
7 20 (1.77%) MariaDB
8 19 (1.69%) NoSQL
9 18 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
10 16 (1.42%) MongoDB
11 15 (1.33%) Hadoop
12 14 (1.24%) Apache Cassandra
12 14 (1.24%) Power BI
13 13 (1.15%) Oracle Database
14 12 (1.06%) RDBMS
15 11 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 10 (0.89%) Amazon Redshift
16 10 (0.89%) Azkaban
16 10 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 44 (3.90%) Git (software)
2 34 (3.02%) Jenkins
3 30 (2.66%) JIRA
4 18 (1.60%) Bitbucket
5 13 (1.15%) Sonatype Nexus
6 11 (0.98%) Visual Studio Team System
7 8 (0.71%) GitLab
7 8 (0.71%) Vagrant
8 7 (0.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (0.44%) Octopus Deploy
9 5 (0.44%) Selenium
10 4 (0.35%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.18%) IBM UrbanCode
11 2 (0.18%) SonarQube
11 2 (0.18%) Subversion
11 2 (0.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 1 (0.089%) InstallShield
12 1 (0.089%) JMeter
12 1 (0.089%) JUnit
12 1 (0.089%) MSI
General
1 205 (18.19%) Finance
2 80 (7.10%) Telecoms
3 40 (3.55%) Banking
4 29 (2.57%) Financial Institution
5 25 (2.22%) Public Sector
6 21 (1.86%) Retail
7 15 (1.33%) Law
8 8 (0.71%) Back Office
9 7 (0.62%) Legal
9 7 (0.62%) Marketing
9 7 (0.62%) Military
9 7 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
10 6 (0.53%) Front Office
10 6 (0.53%) Korean Language
10 6 (0.53%) Police
11 5 (0.44%) Aerospace
12 4 (0.35%) Electronics
12 4 (0.35%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.27%) Games
13 3 (0.27%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 193 (17.13%) Network Engineer
2 132 (11.71%) Architect
3 95 (8.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 93 (8.25%) Senior Network Engineer
5 81 (7.19%) Analyst
6 72 (6.39%) Consultant
7 49 (4.35%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 47 (4.17%) Network Architect
9 45 (3.99%) Support Engineer
10 39 (3.46%) IT Engineer
11 38 (3.37%) Administrator
12 37 (3.28%) IT Manager
13 36 (3.19%) Cisco Engineer
13 36 (3.19%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 36 (3.19%) Systems Administrator
14 30 (2.66%) Infrastructure Architect
15 29 (2.57%) 3rd Line Support
15 29 (2.57%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 29 (2.57%) Systems Engineer
16 28 (2.48%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (1.77%) JSON
1 20 (1.77%) Web Services
2 19 (1.69%) 802.1X
3 18 (1.60%) Kafka
3 18 (1.60%) Middleware
4 17 (1.51%) Elastic Stack
4 17 (1.51%) LDAP
5 15 (1.33%) YAML
6 13 (1.15%) LAMP
6 13 (1.15%) REST
7 10 (0.89%) Spark Streaming
8 9 (0.80%) React
9 8 (0.71%) Spring
10 7 (0.62%) .NET
10 7 (0.62%) LAPP Stack
11 6 (0.53%) CSS
11 6 (0.53%) Vert.x
11 6 (0.53%) XMPP
12 5 (0.44%) Apache Thrift
12 5 (0.44%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 100 (8.87%) Public Cloud
2 57 (5.06%) Private Cloud
3 56 (4.97%) Hybrid Cloud
4 53 (4.70%) Self-Motivation
5 52 (4.61%) Analytical Skills
6 51 (4.53%) Management Information System
7 31 (2.75%) Clustering
8 23 (2.04%) PKI
8 23 (2.04%) Video Conferencing
9 20 (1.77%) Replication
10 19 (1.69%) Driving Licence
11 16 (1.42%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 16 (1.42%) Fat Client
11 16 (1.42%) Thin Client
12 15 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
13 13 (1.15%) Data Structures
13 13 (1.15%) Greenfield Project
14 12 (1.06%) CMDB
14 12 (1.06%) Security Operations Centre
15 11 (0.98%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 357 (31.68%) Windows
2 261 (23.16%) Linux
3 182 (16.15%) Windows Server
4 77 (6.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 64 (5.68%) Windows Server 2016
6 49 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 41 (3.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 36 (3.19%) Unix
9 33 (2.93%) CentOS
10 24 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
11 23 (2.04%) Windows 10
12 21 (1.86%) Windows Server 2019
13 17 (1.51%) Windows 7
14 14 (1.24%) Ubuntu
15 10 (0.89%) VMS
16 9 (0.80%) Oracle Linux
17 7 (0.62%) Fedora
18 6 (0.53%) AIX
18 6 (0.53%) FreeBSD
18 6 (0.53%) FreeNAS
Processes & Methodologies
1 195 (17.30%) ITIL
2 177 (15.71%) Migration
3 172 (15.26%) DevOps
4 125 (11.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 120 (10.65%) Agile Software Development
6 91 (8.07%) Change Management
7 90 (7.99%) Problem-Solving
8 89 (7.90%) Project Management
9 88 (7.81%) Disaster Recovery
10 87 (7.72%) Project Delivery
11 69 (6.12%) Presales
12 56 (4.97%) Information Security
13 55 (4.88%) Service Delivery
14 49 (4.35%) Configuration Management
15 48 (4.26%) ITIL V3
16 47 (4.17%) Infrastructure as Code
17 44 (3.90%) Cybersecurity
17 44 (3.90%) High Availability
18 42 (3.73%) Continuous Improvement
18 42 (3.73%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 150 (13.31%) SQL
2 144 (12.78%) PowerShell
3 135 (11.98%) Python
4 55 (4.88%) Bash Shell
5 53 (4.70%) Java
6 31 (2.75%) Shell Script
7 20 (1.77%) C++
8 18 (1.60%) PHP
9 16 (1.42%) C
10 14 (1.24%) JavaScript
10 14 (1.24%) Ruby
11 12 (1.06%) Perl
12 10 (0.89%) Scala
13 8 (0.71%) Go
14 4 (0.35%) C#
15 3 (0.27%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.27%) VBA
16 2 (0.18%) ES6
16 2 (0.18%) T-SQL
16 2 (0.18%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 227 (20.14%) Cisco Certification
2 145 (12.87%) CCNP
3 133 (11.80%) Security Cleared
4 107 (9.49%) CCNA
5 99 (8.78%) Degree
5 99 (8.78%) Microsoft Certification
6 81 (7.19%) SC Cleared
7 76 (6.74%) CCIE
8 60 (5.32%) MCSA
9 56 (4.97%) MCSE
10 47 (4.17%) DV Cleared
11 34 (3.02%) Server+ Certification
12 30 (2.66%) ITIL Certification
13 27 (2.40%) JNCIA
14 25 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 19 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
16 16 (1.42%) AWS Certification
17 15 (1.33%) BPSS Clearance
17 15 (1.33%) CISSP
18 14 (1.24%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (6.30%) SLA
2 32 (2.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (1.77%) PCI DSS
4 15 (1.33%) GDPR
5 14 (1.24%) QA
6 5 (0.44%) NIST
7 4 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (0.35%) HIPAA
7 4 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.27%) COBIT
9 2 (0.18%) ITGC
9 2 (0.18%) JSP 440
9 2 (0.18%) PMO
10 1 (0.089%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.089%) NCSC
10 1 (0.089%) PA-DSS
10 1 (0.089%) SAS 70
System Software
1 268 (23.78%) Active Directory
2 216 (19.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 134 (11.89%) Hyper-V
4 78 (6.92%) vSphere
5 62 (5.50%) Docker
6 28 (2.48%) VMware NSX
7 26 (2.31%) XenApp
8 25 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
9 21 (1.86%) Virtual Machines
10 19 (1.69%) KVM
10 19 (1.69%) vCloud
11 16 (1.42%) Virtual Desktop
12 15 (1.33%) XenDesktop
13 12 (1.06%) Virtual Servers
14 9 (0.80%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 9 (0.80%) NFS
15 7 (0.62%) Firmware
16 5 (0.44%) DFS Replication
17 4 (0.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
17 4 (0.35%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 105 (9.32%) SCCM
2 89 (7.90%) Ansible
3 61 (5.41%) Terraform
4 48 (4.26%) Kubernetes
5 46 (4.08%) Microsoft Intune
6 42 (3.73%) Puppet
6 42 (3.73%) SCOM
7 38 (3.37%) vCenter Server
8 37 (3.28%) SCVMM
9 36 (3.19%) NetBackup
10 27 (2.40%) Opscode Chef
10 27 (2.40%) vRealize
11 21 (1.86%) WSUS
12 20 (1.77%) Grafana
13 18 (1.60%) EMC NetWorker
14 16 (1.42%) Nagios
15 14 (1.24%) PowerCLI
16 12 (1.06%) Single Sign-On
17 11 (0.98%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
18 10 (0.89%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 423 (37.53%) Microsoft
2 356 (31.59%) VMware
3 344 (30.52%) Cisco
4 121 (10.74%) Citrix
5 95 (8.43%) CheckPoint
6 79 (7.01%) Palo Alto
7 78 (6.92%) HP
8 77 (6.83%) F5
9 75 (6.65%) Juniper
10 70 (6.21%) EMC
10 70 (6.21%) Fortinet
11 55 (4.88%) Dell
12 50 (4.44%) Red Hat
13 49 (4.35%) SolarWinds
14 46 (4.08%) Oracle
15 35 (3.11%) IBM
15 35 (3.11%) Splunk
16 34 (3.02%) Meraki
17 32 (2.84%) Brocade
18 31 (2.75%) Infoblox