Period
to 27 January 2022

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 27 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Center
England > Midlands
6 months to
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 121 139 59
Rank change year-on-year +18 -80 -23
Permanent jobs citing Data Centre 272 102 445
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 2.59% 1.79% 4.27%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.79% 5.49% 12.08%
Number of salaries quoted 202 74 320
10th Percentile £34,242 £31,250 £31,250
25th Percentile £41,000 £33,125 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £46,500 £40,000 £52,250
Median % change year-on-year +16.25% -23.44% -5.00%
75th Percentile £57,500 £50,000 £67,875
90th Percentile £68,625 £56,750 £77,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £57,000
% change year-on-year -8.33% +5.26% +3.64%

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 4,003 1,858 3,683
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 38.05% 32.64% 35.34%
Number of salaries quoted 2,707 1,449 2,943
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
75th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £58,750
90th Percentile £79,550 £72,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -

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 27 January 2022.

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 27 January 2022. 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
Jobs
West Midlands +7 175 £45,000 +5.88% 54
East Midlands +5 89 £47,500 +18.75% 19
Data Centre
England

For the 6 months to 27 January 2022, 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.

1 107 (39.34%) Microsoft
2 101 (37.13%) Azure
3 95 (34.93%) VMware
4 94 (34.56%) Windows
5 80 (29.41%) Cisco
6 73 (26.84%) Active Directory
7 72 (26.47%) Windows Server
8 70 (25.74%) Microsoft 365
9 63 (23.16%) Firewall
10 60 (22.06%) WAN
11 59 (21.69%) VMware Infrastructure
11 59 (21.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 57 (20.96%) Linux
12 57 (20.96%) ITIL
13 55 (20.22%) LAN
14 54 (19.85%) Hyper-V
15 52 (19.12%) AWS
16 51 (18.75%) Finance
17 46 (16.91%) Microsoft Certification
18 44 (16.18%) Problem-Solving
19 41 (15.07%) DNS
20 38 (13.97%) Migration
21 37 (13.60%) Social Skills
22 35 (12.87%) Service Delivery
22 35 (12.87%) DHCP
23 33 (12.13%) Cisco Certification
23 33 (12.13%) Disaster Recovery
23 33 (12.13%) Public Cloud
24 32 (11.76%) SQL
24 32 (11.76%) MCSE

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 9 (3.31%) MS Exchange
1 9 (3.31%) OpenStack
2 4 (1.47%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.10%) Apache Spark
3 3 (1.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (1.10%) IIS
4 2 (0.74%) Confluence
Applications
1 15 (5.51%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.47%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (3.68%) Workfront
2 1 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.37%) Magento
2 1 (0.37%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 101 (37.13%) Azure
2 70 (25.74%) Microsoft 365
3 52 (19.12%) AWS
4 26 (9.56%) PaaS
5 25 (9.19%) Azure Active Directory
6 18 (6.62%) SaaS
7 15 (5.51%) IaaS
8 11 (4.04%) Mimecast
9 9 (3.31%) GCP
10 5 (1.84%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (1.47%) Azure Monitor
12 3 (1.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 3 (1.10%) AWS CloudTrail
12 3 (1.10%) Cohesity
12 3 (1.10%) Dynamics 365
12 3 (1.10%) Rubrik
13 2 (0.74%) Azure Data Factory
13 2 (0.74%) Azure Stack
13 2 (0.74%) Azure Storage
13 2 (0.74%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 63 (23.16%) Firewall
2 60 (22.06%) WAN
3 55 (20.22%) LAN
4 41 (15.07%) DNS
5 35 (12.87%) DHCP
6 31 (11.40%) VPN
7 27 (9.93%) SAN
8 24 (8.82%) TCP/IP
9 23 (8.46%) Wireless
9 23 (8.46%) WLAN
10 22 (8.09%) SD-WAN
11 19 (6.99%) Wi-Fi
12 18 (6.62%) NAS
13 17 (6.25%) BGP
13 17 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
14 16 (5.88%) MPLS
15 15 (5.51%) Cisco ASA
16 14 (5.15%) Network Security
16 14 (5.15%) OSPF
17 12 (4.41%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (10.29%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.04%) Azure SQL Database
3 9 (3.31%) MySQL
4 7 (2.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (1.47%) SQL Server 7
6 3 (1.10%) Amazon Aurora
6 3 (1.10%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (1.10%) Couchbase
6 3 (1.10%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.10%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.74%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.74%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.74%) Big Data
7 2 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.74%) Metadata
7 2 (0.74%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.37%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (1.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (1.10%) JIRA
General
1 51 (18.75%) Finance
2 37 (13.60%) Social Skills
3 17 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (6.25%) Manufacturing
4 12 (4.41%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 11 (4.04%) Public Sector
5 11 (4.04%) Retail
6 10 (3.68%) Law
7 9 (3.31%) Telecoms
8 8 (2.94%) Back Office
9 6 (2.21%) Presentation Skills
10 4 (1.47%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (1.10%) Influencing Skills
11 3 (1.10%) Marketing
12 2 (0.74%) Automotive
12 2 (0.74%) Documentation Skills
12 2 (0.74%) Italian Language
12 2 (0.74%) Organisational Skills
13 1 (0.37%) Banking
Job Titles
1 47 (17.28%) Network Engineer
2 43 (15.81%) Architect
3 37 (13.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 29 (10.66%) IT Engineer
5 21 (7.72%) Cloud Engineer
5 21 (7.72%) Solutions Architect
6 18 (6.62%) Analyst
7 17 (6.25%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
8 15 (5.51%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 14 (5.15%) Infrastructure Manager
10 13 (4.78%) Consultant
10 13 (4.78%) DBA
10 13 (4.78%) Technical Consultant
11 12 (4.41%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
11 12 (4.41%) Storage Engineer
12 11 (4.04%) SQL DBA
13 10 (3.68%) Cisco Engineer
13 10 (3.68%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 10 (3.68%) Network Analyst
13 10 (3.68%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.31%) .NET
1 9 (3.31%) Middleware
1 9 (3.31%) RESTful
2 4 (1.47%) EDI
3 3 (1.10%) Kafka
3 3 (1.10%) OAuth
3 3 (1.10%) OAuth2
3 3 (1.10%) Spring
3 3 (1.10%) Spring Boot
4 2 (0.74%) COM
4 2 (0.74%) Node.js
4 2 (0.74%) Web Services
5 1 (0.37%) .NET Core
5 1 (0.37%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.37%) OpenAPI
5 1 (0.37%) React
5 1 (0.37%) React Native
5 1 (0.37%) REST
5 1 (0.37%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 33 (12.13%) Public Cloud
2 13 (4.78%) Management Information System
3 9 (3.31%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (2.94%) PKI
4 8 (2.94%) Replication
5 7 (2.57%) Legacy Systems
6 6 (2.21%) Fibre Optics
7 5 (1.84%) EMC VNX
7 5 (1.84%) Enterprise Cloud
7 5 (1.84%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (1.47%) Clustering
8 4 (1.47%) Data Protection Act
8 4 (1.47%) Private Cloud
8 4 (1.47%) Security Operations Centre
9 3 (1.10%) Driving Licence
9 3 (1.10%) FMCG
9 3 (1.10%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (1.10%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.74%) FlexPod
10 2 (0.74%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 94 (34.56%) Windows
2 72 (26.47%) Windows Server
3 57 (20.96%) Linux
4 22 (8.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (5.88%) Windows Server 2019
6 12 (4.41%) Windows Server 2016
7 7 (2.57%) Windows 10
7 7 (2.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (2.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.74%) Unix
9 2 (0.74%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.37%) AIX
10 1 (0.37%) Android
10 1 (0.37%) CentOS
10 1 (0.37%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (21.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 57 (20.96%) ITIL
3 44 (16.18%) Problem-Solving
4 38 (13.97%) Migration
5 35 (12.87%) Service Delivery
6 33 (12.13%) Disaster Recovery
7 30 (11.03%) Presales
8 29 (10.66%) Agile Software Development
9 28 (10.29%) Cybersecurity
10 26 (9.56%) Change Control
11 24 (8.82%) Software Licensing
12 23 (8.46%) Information Security
13 20 (7.35%) Project Management
14 18 (6.62%) Root Cause Analysis
14 18 (6.62%) Service Management
14 18 (6.62%) Systems Engineering
15 16 (5.88%) DevOps
15 16 (5.88%) Mentoring
16 15 (5.51%) Business Continuity
17 13 (4.78%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 32 (11.76%) SQL
2 12 (4.41%) PowerShell
3 11 (4.04%) Java
4 10 (3.68%) Python
5 8 (2.94%) Go
6 3 (1.10%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.10%) TypeScript
7 2 (0.74%) Bash
7 2 (0.74%) C
8 1 (0.37%) C#
8 1 (0.37%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 46 (16.91%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (12.13%) Cisco Certification
3 32 (11.76%) MCSE
4 24 (8.82%) MCSA
5 22 (8.09%) MCP
6 19 (6.99%) Degree
7 16 (5.88%) CCNA
7 16 (5.88%) CCNP
8 15 (5.51%) Security Cleared
9 14 (5.15%) SC Cleared
10 11 (4.04%) Computer Science Degree
10 11 (4.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 8 (2.94%) CCIE
12 7 (2.57%) CCDP
12 7 (2.57%) DV Cleared
13 6 (2.21%) CCIE Security
13 6 (2.21%) CISM
13 6 (2.21%) CISSP
14 5 (1.84%) MCITP
15 4 (1.47%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (8.82%) SLA
2 7 (2.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.84%) PMO
4 4 (1.47%) Cyber Essentials
4 4 (1.47%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 73 (26.84%) Active Directory
2 59 (21.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (19.85%) Hyper-V
4 19 (6.99%) VMware ESXi
4 19 (6.99%) vSphere
5 16 (5.88%) Virtual Servers
6 15 (5.51%) Docker
7 12 (4.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 4 (1.47%) VMware Workstation
9 3 (1.10%) Forefront TMG
9 3 (1.10%) NFS
9 3 (1.10%) XenApp
9 3 (1.10%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.74%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 2 (0.74%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.37%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.37%) Firmware
11 1 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.37%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 26 (9.56%) SCCM
2 24 (8.82%) WSUS
3 19 (6.99%) NetBackup
4 17 (6.25%) Kubernetes
5 14 (5.15%) Microsoft Intune
6 13 (4.78%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 13 (4.78%) Backup Exec
7 11 (4.04%) SCOM
8 10 (3.68%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 7 (2.57%) FortiGate
9 7 (2.57%) Single Sign-On
10 6 (2.21%) Cisco Prime
10 6 (2.21%) Terraform
11 5 (1.84%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 4 (1.47%) Cisco CME
12 4 (1.47%) Failover Clustering
12 4 (1.47%) Microsoft Clustering
13 3 (1.10%) Opsgenie
13 3 (1.10%) Puppet
13 3 (1.10%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 107 (39.34%) Microsoft
2 95 (34.93%) VMware
3 80 (29.41%) Cisco
4 25 (9.19%) Apple
5 24 (8.82%) Adobe
6 23 (8.46%) NetApp
7 22 (8.09%) SolarWinds
8 16 (5.88%) Juniper
8 16 (5.88%) Veeam
9 13 (4.78%) CheckPoint
9 13 (4.78%) Meraki
9 13 (4.78%) ServiceNow
10 12 (4.41%) Avaya
10 12 (4.41%) EMC
11 11 (4.04%) Ivanti
11 11 (4.04%) Oracle
11 11 (4.04%) Palo Alto
12 10 (3.68%) Remedy
13 9 (3.31%) Fortinet
13 9 (3.31%) LogicMonitor