Period
to 30 July 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 30 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Center
England > London
6 months to
30 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 232 146 156
Rank change year-on-year -86 +10 0
Permanent jobs citing Data Centre 708 687 1,276
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 1.56% 2.41% 2.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.58% 6.16% 6.00%
Number of salaries quoted 519 529 897
10th Percentile £40,000 £50,000 £41,250
25th Percentile £51,250 £57,500 £51,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.70% +3.85% +4.00%
75th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £80,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £96,250 £95,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £58,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -5.17% +5.45% -

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 19,773 11,151 21,269
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 43.63% 39.17% 37.24%
Number of salaries quoted 11,696 8,963 16,970
10th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £36,250
25th Percentile £53,750 £52,500 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £72,500 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.57% +7.69% +4.00%
75th Percentile £92,500 £91,250 £85,000
90th Percentile £112,500 £115,000 £102,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.64% +4.76%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -53 97 £77,500 -8.82% 41
West London -4 39 £55,000 - 12
East London +7 15 £65,000 +12.07% 20
South London -34 8 £50,000 -13.04% 4
North London +15 1 £87,500 +66.67% 1
Data Centre
England

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 248 (35.03%) Azure
2 212 (29.94%) Linux
3 190 (26.84%) Windows
4 185 (26.13%) Microsoft
5 180 (25.42%) Cisco
6 176 (24.86%) AWS
7 166 (23.45%) Kubernetes
8 160 (22.60%) Finance
9 157 (22.18%) Social Skills
10 156 (22.03%) Docker
11 153 (21.61%) Python
12 148 (20.90%) VMware
13 143 (20.20%) Firewall
14 135 (19.07%) DevOps
15 121 (17.09%) Active Directory
16 120 (16.95%) Degree
17 119 (16.81%) Migration
18 112 (15.82%) Agile Software Development
19 101 (14.27%) Microsoft 365
20 100 (14.12%) VMware Infrastructure
21 97 (13.70%) Windows Server
22 96 (13.56%) GCP
22 96 (13.56%) LAN
23 95 (13.42%) WAN
24 89 (12.57%) Public Cloud
25 88 (12.43%) ITIL
26 85 (12.01%) Java
26 85 (12.01%) SQL
26 85 (12.01%) SaaS
27 81 (11.44%) Cisco Certification

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 45 (6.36%) SharePoint
2 42 (5.93%) IIS
3 41 (5.79%) nginx
4 32 (4.52%) Apache
5 19 (2.68%) Elasticsearch
5 19 (2.68%) MS Exchange
6 17 (2.40%) Tomcat
7 11 (1.55%) ejabberd
8 9 (1.27%) Confluence
8 9 (1.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 6 (0.85%) OpenStack
10 5 (0.71%) Apache Airflow
10 5 (0.71%) Apache Spark
11 4 (0.56%) CMS
11 4 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
12 3 (0.42%) Skype for Business
13 2 (0.28%) Drupal
13 2 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2003
13 2 (0.28%) WordPress
Applications
1 26 (3.67%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (2.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (1.98%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.85%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.28%) InDesign
6 2 (0.28%) OmniGraffle
6 2 (0.28%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.14%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.14%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 5 (0.71%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.28%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.14%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 248 (35.03%) Azure
2 176 (24.86%) AWS
3 101 (14.27%) Microsoft 365
4 96 (13.56%) GCP
5 85 (12.01%) SaaS
6 70 (9.89%) IaaS
7 60 (8.47%) PaaS
8 42 (5.93%) Azure Active Directory
8 42 (5.93%) GitHub
9 24 (3.39%) Cloud Computing
10 23 (3.25%) OpenShift
11 22 (3.11%) OneDrive
11 22 (3.11%) Serverless
11 22 (3.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 19 (2.68%) Amazon EC2
13 16 (2.26%) AWS Lambda
14 15 (2.12%) Amazon EKS
15 13 (1.84%) Amazon S3
16 12 (1.69%) Power Platform
17 10 (1.41%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 143 (20.20%) Firewall
2 96 (13.56%) LAN
3 95 (13.42%) WAN
4 68 (9.60%) TCP/IP
5 67 (9.46%) BGP
6 61 (8.62%) DNS
7 59 (8.33%) VPN
8 53 (7.49%) HTTP
9 51 (7.20%) Internet
10 50 (7.06%) MPLS
11 45 (6.36%) Network Security
12 41 (5.79%) OSPF
13 30 (4.24%) Multicast
13 30 (4.24%) VoIP
14 26 (3.67%) SD-WAN
15 23 (3.25%) SAN
15 23 (3.25%) SNMP
16 22 (3.11%) Wi-Fi
17 21 (2.97%) Wireless
18 20 (2.82%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (8.90%) SQL Server
2 42 (5.93%) NoSQL
3 40 (5.65%) MongoDB
4 33 (4.66%) MySQL
5 28 (3.95%) PostgreSQL
6 26 (3.67%) Big Data
7 15 (2.12%) Azure SQL Database
8 13 (1.84%) Relational Database
9 12 (1.69%) Power BI
10 11 (1.55%) Tableau
11 10 (1.41%) Amazon RDS
11 10 (1.41%) Metadata
12 9 (1.27%) BigQuery
12 9 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
13 6 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
13 6 (0.85%) Data Lake
14 5 (0.71%) Blockchain
14 5 (0.71%) Hadoop
14 5 (0.71%) RDBMS
14 5 (0.71%) Redis
Development Applications
1 80 (11.30%) Jenkins
2 72 (10.17%) Git (software)
3 30 (4.24%) Maven
4 18 (2.54%) TeamCity
5 15 (2.12%) GitLab
6 13 (1.84%) Sonatype Nexus
7 12 (1.69%) JIRA
7 12 (1.69%) webpack
8 9 (1.27%) Bitbucket
8 9 (1.27%) GDB
8 9 (1.27%) Vagrant
8 9 (1.27%) Valgrind
9 5 (0.71%) SonarQube
9 5 (0.71%) Visual Studio Code
10 4 (0.56%) Moq
10 4 (0.56%) NUnit
11 3 (0.42%) Gradle
11 3 (0.42%) Postman
12 2 (0.28%) eggPlant
12 2 (0.28%) GCC
General
1 160 (22.60%) Finance
2 157 (22.18%) Social Skills
3 66 (9.32%) Analytical Skills
4 54 (7.63%) Telecoms
5 32 (4.52%) Financial Institution
6 31 (4.38%) Documentation Skills
7 25 (3.53%) Banking
8 24 (3.39%) Retail
9 23 (3.25%) Organisational Skills
10 19 (2.68%) Games
11 13 (1.84%) Influencing Skills
12 10 (1.41%) Law
12 10 (1.41%) Presentation Skills
13 8 (1.13%) Billing
13 8 (1.13%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 7 (0.99%) Advertising
15 6 (0.85%) iGaming
15 6 (0.85%) Public Speaking
16 5 (0.71%) Marketing
17 4 (0.56%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 87 (12.29%) Architect
2 73 (10.31%) Network Engineer
3 62 (8.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 56 (7.91%) Developer
5 36 (5.08%) Analyst
6 34 (4.80%) Consultant
7 31 (4.38%) Cloud Engineer
8 28 (3.95%) Infrastructure Manager
9 26 (3.67%) DevOps Engineer
9 26 (3.67%) Infrastructure Architect
10 25 (3.53%) Cloud Architect
11 22 (3.11%) Project Manager
12 21 (2.97%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 21 (2.97%) Senior Network Engineer
12 21 (2.97%) Software Engineer
12 21 (2.97%) Solutions Architect
13 20 (2.82%) Senior Developer
13 20 (2.82%) Systems Engineer
14 19 (2.68%) Java Developer
14 19 (2.68%) NOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (6.07%) React
2 41 (5.79%) Node.js
3 36 (5.08%) Web Services
4 34 (4.80%) Kafka
5 32 (4.52%) .NET
5 32 (4.52%) JSON
5 32 (4.52%) Spring
6 31 (4.38%) REST
7 29 (4.10%) Spring Boot
8 23 (3.25%) .NET Core
8 23 (3.25%) XML
9 21 (2.97%) CSS
10 19 (2.68%) HTML
11 18 (2.54%) Elastic Stack
12 17 (2.40%) Apache Camel
12 17 (2.40%) RESTful
13 16 (2.26%) Redux
14 15 (2.12%) PyTorch
14 15 (2.12%) TensorFlow
15 12 (1.69%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 89 (12.57%) Public Cloud
2 30 (4.24%) Management Information System
3 28 (3.95%) Hybrid Cloud
4 23 (3.25%) Virtual Team
5 21 (2.97%) Fibre Optics
5 21 (2.97%) Self-Motivation
6 20 (2.82%) Private Cloud
7 18 (2.54%) Cloud Native
7 18 (2.54%) Data Structures
8 16 (2.26%) Algorithms
8 16 (2.26%) Enterprise Storage
8 16 (2.26%) Linux Command Line
9 14 (1.98%) Greenfield Project
9 14 (1.98%) Replication
10 13 (1.84%) Driving Licence
10 13 (1.84%) Hedge funds
10 13 (1.84%) PKI
11 12 (1.69%) Client/Server
12 11 (1.55%) CMDB
13 9 (1.27%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 212 (29.94%) Linux
2 190 (26.84%) Windows
3 97 (13.70%) Windows Server
4 39 (5.51%) Unix
5 37 (5.23%) Windows 10
6 33 (4.66%) CentOS
7 32 (4.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 22 (3.11%) Debian
9 14 (1.98%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (1.69%) Apple iOS
11 11 (1.55%) Windows Server 2016
12 10 (1.41%) Android
13 8 (1.13%) SUSE
13 8 (1.13%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (1.13%) Windows Server 2019
14 7 (0.99%) Ubuntu
14 7 (0.99%) Windows 7
15 4 (0.56%) Mac OS
15 4 (0.56%) VMS
16 2 (0.28%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (19.07%) DevOps
2 119 (16.81%) Migration
3 112 (15.82%) Agile Software Development
4 88 (12.43%) ITIL
5 76 (10.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 75 (10.59%) Project Delivery
7 74 (10.45%) Computer Science
7 74 (10.45%) Microservices
8 69 (9.75%) Analytics
9 65 (9.18%) Presales
10 64 (9.04%) Project Management
11 58 (8.19%) Software Engineering
12 57 (8.05%) Mentoring
13 54 (7.63%) Problem-Solving
14 46 (6.50%) Disaster Recovery
15 45 (6.36%) Artificial Intelligence
15 45 (6.36%) Information Security
16 44 (6.21%) Load Balancing
16 44 (6.21%) Open Source
17 43 (6.07%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 153 (21.61%) Python
2 85 (12.01%) Java
2 85 (12.01%) SQL
3 67 (9.46%) PowerShell
4 58 (8.19%) Bash Shell
5 52 (7.34%) Go
5 52 (7.34%) JavaScript
6 41 (5.79%) C#
7 37 (5.23%) C
8 35 (4.94%) Perl
9 25 (3.53%) PHP
10 22 (3.11%) C++
10 22 (3.11%) Shell Script
11 19 (2.68%) Ruby
12 17 (2.40%) TypeScript
13 9 (1.27%) VB
13 9 (1.27%) VB.NET
14 8 (1.13%) Rust
15 5 (0.71%) Clojure
16 3 (0.42%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 120 (16.95%) Degree
2 81 (11.44%) Cisco Certification
3 64 (9.04%) CCNP
4 51 (7.20%) Computer Science Degree
5 41 (5.79%) CCNA
6 29 (4.10%) CCIE
7 23 (3.25%) JNCIA
8 20 (2.82%) Security Cleared
9 18 (2.54%) SC Cleared
9 18 (2.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 15 (2.12%) CISSP
11 12 (1.69%) Master's Degree
12 11 (1.55%) CISA
12 11 (1.55%) CISM
13 9 (1.27%) CCDP
14 8 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
14 8 (1.13%) RHCE
14 8 (1.13%) TOGAF Certification
15 7 (0.99%) RHCSA
16 6 (0.85%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (5.65%) SLA
2 23 (3.25%) PCI DSS
3 16 (2.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (1.98%) NIST
5 9 (1.27%) Data Quality
6 8 (1.13%) QA
7 4 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (0.56%) GDPR
7 4 (0.56%) PMO
8 2 (0.28%) PSD2
9 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.14%) GLBA
9 1 (0.14%) GRC
9 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 156 (22.03%) Docker
2 121 (17.09%) Active Directory
3 100 (14.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 32 (4.52%) vSphere
5 26 (3.67%) KVM
6 19 (2.68%) VMware ESXi
7 17 (2.40%) iptables
7 17 (2.40%) QEMU
7 17 (2.40%) VMware NSX
8 16 (2.26%) XenDesktop
9 15 (2.12%) Hyper-V
10 14 (1.98%) Virtual Machines
11 13 (1.84%) XenApp
12 11 (1.55%) Kamailio
12 11 (1.55%) Postfix
13 9 (1.27%) Virtual Desktop
14 8 (1.13%) BitLocker
15 6 (0.85%) Firmware
16 4 (0.56%) Terminal Server
17 3 (0.42%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 166 (23.45%) Kubernetes
2 76 (10.73%) Ansible
3 68 (9.60%) Puppet
3 68 (9.60%) Terraform
4 35 (4.94%) HAProxy
5 32 (4.52%) Opscode Chef
6 30 (4.24%) SCCM
7 25 (3.53%) ZABBIX
8 22 (3.11%) Galera Cluster
9 20 (2.82%) Grafana
10 16 (2.26%) Microsoft Intune
10 16 (2.26%) SCOM
11 15 (2.12%) Nagios
12 12 (1.69%) FortiGate
12 12 (1.69%) Prometheus
13 11 (1.55%) EMC NetWorker
13 11 (1.55%) NetBackup
14 10 (1.41%) Packer
15 7 (0.99%) Docker Swarm
16 6 (0.85%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 185 (26.13%) Microsoft
2 180 (25.42%) Cisco
3 148 (20.90%) VMware
4 66 (9.32%) Citrix
5 60 (8.47%) Juniper
6 55 (7.77%) HP
7 51 (7.20%) Google
8 37 (5.23%) Dell
8 37 (5.23%) Red Hat
9 35 (4.94%) Palo Alto
10 34 (4.80%) Oracle
11 33 (4.66%) SolarWinds
12 30 (4.24%) ServiceNow
13 28 (3.95%) IBM
14 22 (3.11%) CheckPoint
14 22 (3.11%) Mitel
14 22 (3.11%) Percona
15 21 (2.97%) EMC
15 21 (2.97%) SonicWALL
16 20 (2.82%) NetApp