Period
to 21 January 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Data Centre in permanent job vacancies advertised in the Midlands. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Data Centre over the 6 months to 21 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Center
England > Midlands
6 months to
21 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 130 57 34
Rank change year-on-year -73 -23 +48
Permanent jobs citing Data Centre 105 457 723
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 1.89% 4.33% 6.03%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.25% 11.11% 14.92%
Number of salaries quoted 106 370 436
Median annual salary £42,500 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -19.05% -4.55% +22.22%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £77,500 £71,250
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +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 the Midlands with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 2,001 4,113 4,845
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 35.95% 38.98% 40.43%
Number of salaries quoted 1,540 3,315 3,402
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,429
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.62% +8.57%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £24,750
90th Percentile £71,250 £72,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

Data Centre
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Centre in the Midlands

Data Centre
Salary Trend in the Midlands

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

Salary trend for Data Centre in the Midlands

Data Centre
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing Data Centre in the Midlands over the 6 months to 21 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Data Centre in the Midlands

Data Centre
Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Data Centre within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 21 January 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
West Midlands -67 73 £42,500 -19.05% 31
East Midlands -31 31 £42,500 -10.53% 8
Data Centre
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Data Centre.

1 47 (44.76%) VMware
2 40 (38.10%) Windows
3 35 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 33 (31.43%) Azure
5 31 (29.52%) ITIL
6 29 (27.62%) Microsoft
7 28 (26.67%) Linux
7 28 (26.67%) WAN
7 28 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
8 27 (25.71%) LAN
9 26 (24.76%) Cisco
10 25 (23.81%) Office 365
10 25 (23.81%) Windows Server
11 23 (21.90%) AWS
12 22 (20.95%) SCCM
13 20 (19.05%) Hyper-V
13 20 (19.05%) ServiceNow
13 20 (19.05%) SQL
13 20 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
13 20 (19.05%) SAN
13 20 (19.05%) Firewall
14 19 (18.10%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 18 (17.14%) Microsoft Office
15 18 (17.14%) MCSA
15 18 (17.14%) Change Control
16 15 (14.29%) Project Management
16 15 (14.29%) Security Cleared
16 15 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 14 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
18 13 (12.38%) Virtual Environments

Data Centre
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 3 (2.86%) Confluence
1 3 (2.86%) Elasticsearch
1 3 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (2.86%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 18 (17.14%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (10.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (7.62%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.86%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (1.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (10.48%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 33 (31.43%) Azure
2 25 (23.81%) Office 365
3 23 (21.90%) AWS
4 10 (9.52%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (3.81%) GCP
6 3 (2.86%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 3 (2.86%) Amazon S3
6 3 (2.86%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (2.86%) AWS CloudTrail
6 3 (2.86%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (2.86%) IaaS
6 3 (2.86%) Serverless
7 2 (1.90%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.90%) Cloudflare
7 2 (1.90%) GitHub
7 2 (1.90%) SaaS
8 1 (0.95%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (26.67%) WAN
2 27 (25.71%) LAN
3 20 (19.05%) Firewall
3 20 (19.05%) SAN
4 10 (9.52%) NAS
4 10 (9.52%) VPN
5 9 (8.57%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (8.57%) Wi-Fi
6 8 (7.62%) BGP
6 8 (7.62%) Cisco Nexus
6 8 (7.62%) DNS
6 8 (7.62%) OSPF
7 7 (6.67%) DHCP
8 6 (5.71%) Fibre Channel
8 6 (5.71%) Network Security
8 6 (5.71%) WLAN
9 5 (4.76%) Cisco IOS
9 5 (4.76%) iSCSI
9 5 (4.76%) TCP/IP
10 3 (2.86%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.86%) Amazon RDS
1 3 (2.86%) SQL Server
1 3 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (2.86%) Bitbucket
1 3 (2.86%) JIRA
2 2 (1.90%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 12 (11.43%) Telecoms
2 4 (3.81%) Law
3 3 (2.86%) Finance
3 3 (2.86%) Games
3 3 (2.86%) Public Sector
3 3 (2.86%) Publishing
4 2 (1.90%) Aerospace
4 2 (1.90%) Banking
5 1 (0.95%) Electronics
5 1 (0.95%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.95%) Military
5 1 (0.95%) Police
5 1 (0.95%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (18.10%) Analyst
2 16 (15.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 16 (15.24%) IT Engineer
3 13 (12.38%) Network Engineer
4 11 (10.48%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
5 10 (9.52%) Storage Engineer
5 10 (9.52%) Systems Engineer
6 8 (7.62%) Design Engineer
6 8 (7.62%) IT Analyst
7 7 (6.67%) Architect
7 7 (6.67%) Data Centre Engineer
8 6 (5.71%) Network Analyst
9 5 (4.76%) IT Support
9 5 (4.76%) Network Architect
9 5 (4.76%) Operations Analyst
9 5 (4.76%) Senior Network Engineer
10 4 (3.81%) Data Centre Manager
10 4 (3.81%) Senior Architect
10 4 (3.81%) Senior Network Architect
10 4 (3.81%) Service Desk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.86%) Elastic Stack
1 3 (2.86%) Kafka
2 2 (1.90%) .NET
3 1 (0.95%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.57%) Driving Licence
2 7 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.71%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (4.76%) Public Cloud
5 3 (2.86%) CMDB
5 3 (2.86%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (2.86%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (2.86%) Replication
5 3 (2.86%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (1.90%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.95%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.95%) Fibre Optics
7 1 (0.95%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 40 (38.10%) Windows
2 28 (26.67%) Linux
3 25 (23.81%) Windows Server
4 15 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (7.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (4.76%) Unix
7 3 (2.86%) Windows Server 2016
8 2 (1.90%) Solaris
8 2 (1.90%) SUSE
8 2 (1.90%) Windows Server 2019
9 1 (0.95%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.95%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (29.52%) ITIL
2 19 (18.10%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 18 (17.14%) Change Control
4 15 (14.29%) Project Management
5 14 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
6 13 (12.38%) Configuration Management
6 13 (12.38%) Service Management
6 13 (12.38%) Virtual Environments
7 12 (11.43%) Root Cause Analysis
8 11 (10.48%) Mentoring
9 9 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (8.57%) Data Analysis
9 9 (8.57%) Network Design
9 9 (8.57%) Service Delivery
9 9 (8.57%) Strategic Planning
10 8 (7.62%) Incident Management
10 8 (7.62%) Infrastructure as Code
10 8 (7.62%) Project Delivery
11 7 (6.67%) ITSM
11 7 (6.67%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (19.05%) SQL
2 8 (7.62%) PowerShell
3 6 (5.71%) Python
4 5 (4.76%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.90%) C
5 2 (1.90%) Korn
6 1 (0.95%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 20 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (17.14%) MCSA
3 15 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 12 (11.43%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (11.43%) MCSE
4 12 (11.43%) SC Cleared
5 9 (8.57%) CCNA
5 9 (8.57%) CCNP
6 7 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (5.71%) CCENT
8 5 (4.76%) DV Cleared
8 5 (4.76%) Server+ Certification
9 3 (2.86%) AWS Certification
9 3 (2.86%) DBS Check
9 3 (2.86%) Degree
10 2 (1.90%) CCDA
10 2 (1.90%) CCIE
10 2 (1.90%) MCITP
11 1 (0.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.62%) SLA
2 3 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.90%) QA
System Software
1 35 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 28 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (19.05%) Hyper-V
4 12 (11.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 12 (11.43%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.95%) Firmware
6 1 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.95%) XenApp
6 1 (0.95%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 22 (20.95%) SCCM
2 10 (9.52%) SCOM
3 9 (8.57%) Backup Exec
3 9 (8.57%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 9 (8.57%) NetBackup
3 9 (8.57%) WSUS
4 6 (5.71%) Ansible
5 5 (4.76%) Kubernetes
5 5 (4.76%) Terraform
6 3 (2.86%) Nagios
7 2 (1.90%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.90%) Puppet
8 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.95%) OPNET
8 1 (0.95%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.95%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 47 (44.76%) VMware
2 29 (27.62%) Microsoft
3 26 (24.76%) Cisco
4 20 (19.05%) ServiceNow
5 13 (12.38%) Citrix
6 12 (11.43%) Oracle
6 12 (11.43%) Red Hat
7 11 (10.48%) Ivanti
7 11 (10.48%) NetApp
7 11 (10.48%) Remedy
8 10 (9.52%) EMC
9 7 (6.67%) Juniper
10 6 (5.71%) SolarWinds
11 5 (4.76%) Dell
11 5 (4.76%) HP
11 5 (4.76%) Tanium
12 4 (3.81%) CheckPoint
13 3 (2.86%) Atlassian
13 3 (2.86%) IBM
13 3 (2.86%) Sun