Period
to 24 September 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Data Centre in permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Data Centre over the 6 months to 24 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Center
North West > Manchester
6 months to
24 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 101 97 140
Rank change year-on-year -4 +43 +61
Permanent jobs citing Data Centre 158 65 137
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 2.91% 2.50% 2.07%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.49% 7.50% 5.82%
Number of salaries quoted 138 61 124
10th Percentile £36,750 £31,500 £28,946
25th Percentile £41,500 £38,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £49,250 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -1.50% +11.11% +7.14%
75th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £61,039
90th Percentile £75,750 £65,000 £78,969
North West median annual salary £49,250 £45,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +8.24% +7.06% -10.53%

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 Manchester with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Manchester
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 2,110 867 2,354
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 38.81% 33.40% 35.63%
Number of salaries quoted 1,504 749 1,759
10th Percentile £31,750 £32,500 £27,500
25th Percentile £40,220 £40,000 £35,875
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
75th Percentile £67,500 £60,250 £60,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £70,000 £70,000
North West median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

Data Centre
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Centre in Manchester

Data Centre
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Salary trend for Data Centre in Manchester

Data Centre
Salary Histogram in Manchester

Salary distribution for jobs citing Data Centre in Manchester over the 6 months to 24 September 2021.

Salary histogram for Data Centre in Manchester

Data Centre
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Data Centre within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 24 September 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
Altrincham - 9 £42,500 -
Salford -2 4 £47,250 +22.30% 1
Bolton - 4 £27,500 - 1
Wigan - 3 £47,500 - 1
Stockport 0 2 £58,250 +66.43% 1
Cheadle - 2 - -
Oldham -3 1 £45,000 -18.52%
Data Centre
North West

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Data Centre.

1 93 (58.86%) Microsoft
2 89 (56.33%) Azure
3 70 (44.30%) VMware
4 61 (38.61%) VMware Infrastructure
5 49 (31.01%) Active Directory
6 48 (30.38%) Migration
7 46 (29.11%) Cisco
7 46 (29.11%) Windows
8 45 (28.48%) Windows Server
8 45 (28.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 41 (25.95%) Linux
10 39 (24.68%) NetApp
10 39 (24.68%) Firewall
11 37 (23.42%) DevOps
12 35 (22.15%) Public Cloud
12 35 (22.15%) Presales
12 35 (22.15%) SCCM
12 35 (22.15%) AWS
13 33 (20.89%) IaaS
14 32 (20.25%) Enterprise Storage
14 32 (20.25%) EMC
15 30 (18.99%) Agile Software Development
15 30 (18.99%) Microsoft 365
16 24 (15.19%) Finance
16 24 (15.19%) IBM
16 24 (15.19%) ARM Templates
17 23 (14.56%) Dell
17 23 (14.56%) PowerShell
18 20 (12.66%) Hyper-V
18 20 (12.66%) Azure Active Directory

Data Centre
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 12 (7.59%) SharePoint
2 8 (5.06%) MS Exchange
3 6 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (3.80%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (2.53%) OpenStack
5 3 (1.90%) CICS
6 1 (0.63%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.63%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 89 (56.33%) Azure
2 35 (22.15%) AWS
3 33 (20.89%) IaaS
4 30 (18.99%) Microsoft 365
5 20 (12.66%) Azure Active Directory
6 13 (8.23%) PaaS
7 7 (4.43%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (4.43%) SaaS
8 6 (3.80%) OneDrive
9 4 (2.53%) Azure Logic Apps
10 3 (1.90%) GCP
11 1 (0.63%) Azure Data Factory
11 1 (0.63%) Azure Synapse Analytics
11 1 (0.63%) GitHub
11 1 (0.63%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 39 (24.68%) Firewall
2 19 (12.03%) WAN
3 18 (11.39%) LAN
3 18 (11.39%) Wireless
4 16 (10.13%) SAN
5 13 (8.23%) Network Security
6 12 (7.59%) DNS
6 12 (7.59%) VPN
7 10 (6.33%) DHCP
8 8 (5.06%) Skype
9 7 (4.43%) MPLS
9 7 (4.43%) NAS
9 7 (4.43%) Remote Desktop
9 7 (4.43%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (3.80%) Internet
10 6 (3.80%) SD-WAN
10 6 (3.80%) Unified Communications
10 6 (3.80%) VoIP
11 5 (3.16%) Cisco Nexus
12 4 (2.53%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.43%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.53%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (1.90%) DataStage
4 1 (0.63%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 2 (1.27%) Jenkins
1 2 (1.27%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.63%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.63%) GitLab
2 1 (0.63%) Postman
2 1 (0.63%) Selenium
General
1 24 (15.19%) Finance
2 15 (9.49%) Social Skills
3 11 (6.96%) Public Sector
4 7 (4.43%) Retail
5 6 (3.80%) Banking
5 6 (3.80%) Law
6 5 (3.16%) Organisational Skills
6 5 (3.16%) Presentation Skills
7 4 (2.53%) Manufacturing
7 4 (2.53%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.90%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (1.90%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 3 (1.90%) Influencing Skills
8 3 (1.90%) Legal
9 2 (1.27%) Local Government
10 1 (0.63%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 30 (18.99%) Azure Engineer
2 27 (17.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 20 (12.66%) Consultant
4 16 (10.13%) Cloud Consultant
4 16 (10.13%) Cloud Specialist
4 16 (10.13%) Data Centre Specialist
5 15 (9.49%) Architect
5 15 (9.49%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
6 14 (8.86%) Infrastructure Manager
7 13 (8.23%) IT Manager
7 13 (8.23%) Migration Engineer
8 12 (7.59%) IT Infrastructure Manager
8 12 (7.59%) Technical Consultant
9 11 (6.96%) Team Leader
10 8 (5.06%) Cloud Engineer
10 8 (5.06%) IT Engineer
10 8 (5.06%) Network Team Leader
11 7 (4.43%) Microsoft Engineer
11 7 (4.43%) Network Engineer
12 6 (3.80%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (15.19%) ARM Templates
2 5 (3.16%) LDAP
3 3 (1.90%) Middleware
4 1 (0.63%) D3.js
4 1 (0.63%) Django
4 1 (0.63%) Flask
4 1 (0.63%) JSON
4 1 (0.63%) React
4 1 (0.63%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 35 (22.15%) Public Cloud
2 32 (20.25%) Enterprise Storage
3 18 (11.39%) Private Cloud
4 16 (10.13%) Linux Command Line
5 13 (8.23%) Hybrid Cloud
6 7 (4.43%) Self-Motivation
7 6 (3.80%) Clustering
7 6 (3.80%) iPad
7 6 (3.80%) iPhone
8 4 (2.53%) Fat Client
8 4 (2.53%) Thin Client
9 3 (1.90%) BYOD
9 3 (1.90%) Mainframe
9 3 (1.90%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.90%) NHS
9 3 (1.90%) Security Operations Centre
9 3 (1.90%) VSAM
10 2 (1.27%) Internet of Things
10 2 (1.27%) PKI
10 2 (1.27%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 46 (29.11%) Windows
2 45 (28.48%) Windows Server
3 41 (25.95%) Linux
4 13 (8.23%) Unix
5 10 (6.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (6.33%) Windows Server 2016
5 10 (6.33%) Windows Server 2019
6 8 (5.06%) AIX
7 7 (4.43%) Windows 10
8 6 (3.80%) Android
8 6 (3.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (3.80%) Solaris
9 1 (0.63%) HPUX
9 1 (0.63%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.63%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.63%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (30.38%) Migration
2 45 (28.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 37 (23.42%) DevOps
4 35 (22.15%) Presales
5 30 (18.99%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (12.03%) Load Balancing
7 17 (10.76%) Infrastructure Transformation
7 17 (10.76%) Storage Management
8 16 (10.13%) Network Virtualisation
8 16 (10.13%) Project Management
8 16 (10.13%) Sales Enablement
9 13 (8.23%) Change Control
9 13 (8.23%) Coaching
9 13 (8.23%) Collaborative Working
9 13 (8.23%) Project Delivery
10 12 (7.59%) Requirements Gathering
11 11 (6.96%) Continuous Improvement
11 11 (6.96%) Cybersecurity
11 11 (6.96%) Proactive Monitoring
11 11 (6.96%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 23 (14.56%) PowerShell
2 8 (5.06%) Python
3 4 (2.53%) SQL
4 3 (1.90%) COBOL
5 1 (0.63%) Java
5 1 (0.63%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (8.23%) Security Cleared
2 11 (6.96%) SC Cleared
3 9 (5.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (3.80%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (3.16%) CCNP
5 5 (3.16%) MCSE
6 4 (2.53%) MCP
7 3 (1.90%) CCNA
7 3 (1.90%) DBS Check
8 2 (1.27%) CISSP
8 2 (1.27%) Degree
9 1 (0.63%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.63%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.63%) CCIE
9 1 (0.63%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.63%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.63%) MCITP
9 1 (0.63%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.33%) SLA
2 4 (2.53%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.63%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.63%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 1 (0.63%) QA
System Software
1 61 (38.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 49 (31.01%) Active Directory
3 20 (12.66%) Hyper-V
4 19 (12.03%) VMware NSX
5 16 (10.13%) Virtual Machines
5 16 (10.13%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (5.06%) Virtual Desktop
6 8 (5.06%) vSphere
7 4 (2.53%) KVM
8 2 (1.27%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 35 (22.15%) SCCM
2 16 (10.13%) Failover Clustering
3 12 (7.59%) Microsoft Intune
4 8 (5.06%) Ansible
5 7 (4.43%) FortiGate
6 6 (3.80%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 6 (3.80%) ServiceCenter
6 6 (3.80%) Single Sign-On
7 4 (2.53%) Salt
7 4 (2.53%) SCOM
8 2 (1.27%) Terraform
8 2 (1.27%) vCenter Server
8 2 (1.27%) vRealize
8 2 (1.27%) WSUS
9 1 (0.63%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 93 (58.86%) Microsoft
2 70 (44.30%) VMware
3 46 (29.11%) Cisco
4 39 (24.68%) NetApp
5 32 (20.25%) EMC
6 24 (15.19%) IBM
7 23 (14.56%) Dell
8 16 (10.13%) Aruba
9 11 (6.96%) Apple
10 10 (6.33%) Adobe
11 8 (5.06%) HP
12 7 (4.43%) Red Hat
13 6 (3.80%) Polycom
13 6 (3.80%) Proofpoint
13 6 (3.80%) Sophos
14 5 (3.16%) Citrix
14 5 (3.16%) Meraki
14 5 (3.16%) WatchGuard
15 4 (2.53%) CA
15 4 (2.53%) SaltStack