Period
to 14 May 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Data Centre in permanent job vacancies advertised in London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Data Centre over the 6 months to 14 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Center
England > London
6 months to
14 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 207 146 162
Rank change year-on-year -61 +16 -11
Permanent jobs citing Data Centre 584 960 1,315
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 1.73% 2.37% 2.25%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.37% 6.30% 6.11%
Number of salaries quoted 463 759 957
10th Percentile £42,600 £42,500 £40,615
25th Percentile £53,792 £53,750 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% -
75th Percentile £85,000 £80,625 £80,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £95,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +9.52% -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 London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 13,352 15,244 21,512
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 39.64% 37.68% 36.75%
Number of salaries quoted 9,415 12,154 17,034
10th Percentile £42,500 £38,750 £36,250
25th Percentile £53,750 £51,250 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £72,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.86% +7.69% +8.33%
75th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £112,500 £115,000 £100,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £56,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +2.68% +1.82% +7.84%

Data Centre
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Data Centre as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Data Centre in London

Data Centre
Salary Trend in London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Data Centre in London.

Salary trend for Data Centre in London

Data Centre
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Data Centre in London over the 6 months to 14 May 2021.

Salary histogram for Data Centre in London

Data Centre
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Data Centre within the London region over the 6 months to 14 May 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
Central London -37 80 £77,000 -0.65% 34
West London +41 36 £60,000 +33.33% 13
South London -25 8 £72,500 +2.29% 2
East London +6 7 £65,000 +12.07% 8
North London +22 1 £87,500 +33.59%
Data Centre
England

For the 6 months to 14 May 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 London region with a requirement for Data Centre.

1 204 (34.93%) Azure
2 180 (30.82%) AWS
3 179 (30.65%) Microsoft
4 166 (28.42%) VMware
5 157 (26.88%) Linux
6 153 (26.20%) Windows
7 144 (24.66%) Cisco
8 143 (24.49%) Finance
9 124 (21.23%) Firewall
10 122 (20.89%) Python
11 108 (18.49%) Kubernetes
12 107 (18.32%) Docker
12 107 (18.32%) GCP
13 106 (18.15%) DevOps
14 104 (17.81%) Migration
15 101 (17.29%) VMware Infrastructure
16 99 (16.95%) Agile Software Development
17 94 (16.10%) Active Directory
18 92 (15.75%) Social Skills
19 86 (14.73%) Degree
20 85 (14.55%) Microsoft 365
21 83 (14.21%) PowerShell
21 83 (14.21%) WAN
22 80 (13.70%) Ansible
23 78 (13.36%) LAN
24 76 (13.01%) Windows Server
25 69 (11.82%) Presales
26 66 (11.30%) Analytical Skills
26 66 (11.30%) IaaS
27 65 (11.13%) Public Cloud

Data Centre
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 31 (5.31%) Apache
2 28 (4.79%) IIS
3 27 (4.62%) nginx
4 21 (3.60%) Elasticsearch
4 21 (3.60%) SharePoint
5 19 (3.25%) Tomcat
6 18 (3.08%) MS Exchange
7 13 (2.23%) ejabberd
8 9 (1.54%) OpenStack
9 7 (1.20%) Apache Spark
10 6 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 4 (0.68%) Skype for Business
12 3 (0.51%) Apache Airflow
12 3 (0.51%) Apache Solr
12 3 (0.51%) WordPress
13 1 (0.17%) CMS
13 1 (0.17%) Confluence
13 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 21 (3.60%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (3.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (2.05%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.34%) InDesign
5 2 (0.34%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.86%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.17%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 204 (34.93%) Azure
2 180 (30.82%) AWS
3 107 (18.32%) GCP
4 85 (14.55%) Microsoft 365
5 66 (11.30%) IaaS
6 61 (10.45%) SaaS
7 52 (8.90%) PaaS
8 21 (3.60%) Azure Active Directory
9 20 (3.42%) Cloud Computing
10 18 (3.08%) AWS CloudFormation
10 18 (3.08%) OpenShift
11 17 (2.91%) Power Platform
12 15 (2.57%) Serverless
13 13 (2.23%) GitHub
14 11 (1.88%) Amazon EC2
15 10 (1.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 7 (1.20%) Azure Sentinel
16 7 (1.20%) OneDrive
17 6 (1.03%) Amazon EKS
17 6 (1.03%) Kong
Communications & Networking
1 124 (21.23%) Firewall
2 83 (14.21%) WAN
3 78 (13.36%) LAN
4 59 (10.10%) TCP/IP
5 57 (9.76%) Network Security
6 53 (9.08%) DNS
7 52 (8.90%) BGP
8 44 (7.53%) Internet
9 40 (6.85%) VPN
10 36 (6.16%) MPLS
11 35 (5.99%) SD-WAN
12 27 (4.62%) OSPF
13 24 (4.11%) DHCP
14 23 (3.94%) SAN
15 22 (3.77%) Wireless
16 21 (3.60%) VoIP
17 20 (3.42%) HTTP
17 20 (3.42%) IPv4
18 19 (3.25%) Cisco ASA
18 19 (3.25%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (8.90%) SQL Server
2 31 (5.31%) Big Data
3 25 (4.28%) NoSQL
4 24 (4.11%) MongoDB
5 20 (3.42%) PostgreSQL
6 17 (2.91%) MySQL
6 17 (2.91%) Power BI
7 14 (2.40%) Data Warehouse
8 11 (1.88%) Tableau
9 8 (1.37%) Azure SQL Database
9 8 (1.37%) MariaDB
9 8 (1.37%) Relational Database
10 7 (1.20%) Blockchain
10 7 (1.20%) Hadoop
11 6 (1.03%) Amazon RDS
11 6 (1.03%) Apache Cassandra
11 6 (1.03%) BigQuery
11 6 (1.03%) Data Lake
12 5 (0.86%) OLTP
13 4 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 63 (10.79%) Jenkins
2 25 (4.28%) Git (software)
3 23 (3.94%) Maven
4 16 (2.74%) TeamCity
5 9 (1.54%) GitLab
6 8 (1.37%) Sonatype Nexus
7 7 (1.20%) Gradle
8 5 (0.86%) Bitbucket
9 4 (0.68%) Ant
9 4 (0.68%) GDB
9 4 (0.68%) Vagrant
9 4 (0.68%) Valgrind
10 2 (0.34%) GCC
10 2 (0.34%) JIRA
10 2 (0.34%) Moq
10 2 (0.34%) NUnit
10 2 (0.34%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (0.34%) REST Assured
10 2 (0.34%) Selenium
10 2 (0.34%) Visual Studio
General
1 143 (24.49%) Finance
2 92 (15.75%) Social Skills
3 66 (11.30%) Analytical Skills
4 56 (9.59%) Telecoms
5 37 (6.34%) Banking
6 25 (4.28%) Organisational Skills
7 15 (2.57%) Presentation Skills
7 15 (2.57%) Retail
8 14 (2.40%) Games
9 11 (1.88%) Influencing Skills
10 10 (1.71%) Documentation Skills
11 9 (1.54%) Financial Institution
12 8 (1.37%) Law
12 8 (1.37%) Public Sector
13 7 (1.20%) Manufacturing
14 6 (1.03%) Electronics
14 6 (1.03%) Marketing
15 5 (0.86%) Advertising
15 5 (0.86%) Public Speaking
16 4 (0.68%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 99 (16.95%) Architect
2 71 (12.16%) Network Engineer
3 55 (9.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 33 (5.65%) Analyst
4 33 (5.65%) Consultant
5 32 (5.48%) DevOps Engineer
6 31 (5.31%) Infrastructure Architect
7 30 (5.14%) Developer
8 28 (4.79%) Systems Engineer
9 26 (4.45%) Cloud Engineer
10 25 (4.28%) Cloud Architect
11 23 (3.94%) Senior Architect
11 23 (3.94%) Senior Network Engineer
12 22 (3.77%) Infrastructure Manager
13 20 (3.42%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 20 (3.42%) Systems Administrator
14 19 (3.25%) Security Architect
15 18 (3.08%) Network Architect
16 17 (2.91%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
17 16 (2.74%) Azure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (3.25%) Kafka
1 19 (3.25%) REST
1 19 (3.25%) Web Services
2 18 (3.08%) .NET
3 15 (2.57%) .NET Core
3 15 (2.57%) JSON
3 15 (2.57%) XMPP
4 14 (2.40%) React
5 13 (2.23%) Node.js
6 11 (1.88%) XML
7 10 (1.71%) Elastic Stack
7 10 (1.71%) HTML
7 10 (1.71%) Spring
8 9 (1.54%) Gherkin
9 8 (1.37%) LAMP
9 8 (1.37%) LAPP Stack
10 7 (1.20%) Spring Boot
11 6 (1.03%) 802.1X
11 6 (1.03%) Apache Camel
11 6 (1.03%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 65 (11.13%) Public Cloud
2 27 (4.62%) Management Information System
3 26 (4.45%) Hybrid Cloud
4 21 (3.60%) Virtual Team
5 20 (3.42%) Cloud Native
6 17 (2.91%) Fibre Optics
7 16 (2.74%) Data Structures
7 16 (2.74%) Private Cloud
8 15 (2.57%) Enterprise Storage
9 13 (2.23%) CMDB
10 10 (1.71%) Self-Motivation
11 9 (1.54%) Enterprise Cloud
11 9 (1.54%) PKI
12 8 (1.37%) Client/Server
12 8 (1.37%) EMC VNXe
12 8 (1.37%) FlexPod
12 8 (1.37%) Replication
12 8 (1.37%) VxBlock/Vblock
13 7 (1.20%) Clustering
13 7 (1.20%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 157 (26.88%) Linux
2 153 (26.20%) Windows
3 76 (13.01%) Windows Server
4 27 (4.62%) Unix
5 24 (4.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 20 (3.42%) CentOS
6 20 (3.42%) Debian
6 20 (3.42%) Windows 10
7 14 (2.40%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (2.23%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (2.05%) Windows Server 2016
10 10 (1.71%) Windows 7
11 5 (0.86%) Ubuntu
12 4 (0.68%) VMS
12 4 (0.68%) Windows Server 2019
13 3 (0.51%) Fedora
13 3 (0.51%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.34%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.34%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.34%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (18.15%) DevOps
2 104 (17.81%) Migration
3 99 (16.95%) Agile Software Development
4 69 (11.82%) Presales
5 65 (11.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 65 (11.13%) ITIL
5 65 (11.13%) Problem-Solving
6 63 (10.79%) Project Delivery
7 59 (10.10%) Mentoring
8 57 (9.76%) Computer Science
9 53 (9.08%) Analytics
10 52 (8.90%) Service Delivery
11 51 (8.73%) Microservices
12 43 (7.36%) Load Balancing
12 43 (7.36%) Project Management
13 39 (6.68%) Open Source
14 35 (5.99%) Fintech
15 34 (5.82%) Information Security
16 33 (5.65%) Disaster Recovery
16 33 (5.65%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 122 (20.89%) Python
2 83 (14.21%) PowerShell
3 65 (11.13%) SQL
4 63 (10.79%) Java
5 45 (7.71%) Bash Shell
6 33 (5.65%) C#
7 31 (5.31%) C
8 30 (5.14%) Go
8 30 (5.14%) Perl
9 24 (4.11%) PHP
10 22 (3.77%) JavaScript
11 15 (2.57%) C++
12 14 (2.40%) Ruby
13 12 (2.05%) TypeScript
14 10 (1.71%) Shell Script
15 9 (1.54%) R
16 7 (1.20%) Clojure
17 4 (0.68%) VB
17 4 (0.68%) VB.NET
18 3 (0.51%) AWK
Qualifications
1 86 (14.73%) Degree
2 56 (9.59%) Cisco Certification
3 44 (7.53%) Computer Science Degree
4 39 (6.68%) CCNP
5 25 (4.28%) CCNA
6 21 (3.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 20 (3.42%) CISSP
7 20 (3.42%) Security Cleared
8 19 (3.25%) CCIE
9 18 (3.08%) SC Cleared
10 16 (2.74%) CISM
11 13 (2.23%) CISA
12 12 (2.05%) JNCIA
13 10 (1.71%) Microsoft Certification
14 8 (1.37%) TOGAF Certification
15 7 (1.20%) AWS Certification
16 6 (1.03%) JNCIP
16 6 (1.03%) MCITP
16 6 (1.03%) MCSA
16 6 (1.03%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (5.31%) SLA
2 10 (1.71%) PCI DSS
3 8 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.37%) NIST
4 6 (1.03%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.68%) QA
6 2 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.17%) COBIT
7 1 (0.17%) GDPR
7 1 (0.17%) GLBA
7 1 (0.17%) PMO
System Software
1 107 (18.32%) Docker
2 101 (17.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 94 (16.10%) Active Directory
4 30 (5.14%) KVM
5 27 (4.62%) Hyper-V
6 18 (3.08%) iptables
6 18 (3.08%) QEMU
7 16 (2.74%) Postfix
7 16 (2.74%) vSphere
8 14 (2.40%) VMware ESXi
9 13 (2.23%) Kamailio
9 13 (2.23%) VMware NSX
10 12 (2.05%) XenDesktop
11 11 (1.88%) Virtual Machines
12 6 (1.03%) Firmware
13 4 (0.68%) Terminal Server
13 4 (0.68%) Virtual Desktop
13 4 (0.68%) XenApp
14 3 (0.51%) qmail
14 3 (0.51%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 108 (18.49%) Kubernetes
2 80 (13.70%) Ansible
3 58 (9.93%) Terraform
4 49 (8.39%) Puppet
5 32 (5.48%) SCCM
6 27 (4.62%) HAProxy
7 24 (4.11%) Galera Cluster
8 22 (3.77%) Opscode Chef
9 21 (3.60%) ZABBIX
10 11 (1.88%) EMC NetWorker
10 11 (1.88%) FortiGate
10 11 (1.88%) Packer
10 11 (1.88%) vCenter Server
11 9 (1.54%) Microsoft Intune
12 8 (1.37%) SCOM
13 6 (1.03%) Docker Swarm
14 5 (0.86%) Cisco CUCM
14 5 (0.86%) Failover Clustering
14 5 (0.86%) Grafana
15 4 (0.68%) Icinga
Vendors
1 179 (30.65%) Microsoft
2 166 (28.42%) VMware
3 144 (24.66%) Cisco
4 62 (10.62%) Citrix
5 55 (9.42%) Google
6 53 (9.08%) HP
7 46 (7.88%) Juniper
8 37 (6.34%) Red Hat
9 29 (4.97%) Oracle
10 28 (4.79%) Palo Alto
11 24 (4.11%) SolarWinds
12 23 (3.94%) EMC
12 23 (3.94%) ServiceNow
13 22 (3.77%) CheckPoint
14 21 (3.60%) Dell
14 21 (3.60%) Percona
15 20 (3.42%) Mitel
16 19 (3.25%) SonicWALL
17 18 (3.08%) GENBAND
17 18 (3.08%) NetApp