Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Center
England > Midlands
6 months to
25 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 99 93 55
Rank change year-on-year -6 -38 -21
Permanent jobs citing Data Centre 308 116 533
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 2.99% 3.00% 4.60%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.92% 9.25% 12.98%
Number of salaries quoted 220 90 437
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £34,900
25th Percentile £40,938 £33,750 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £49,000 £42,098 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +16.39% -19.81% -4.55%
75th Percentile £60,000 £49,602 £67,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £57,500 £72,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -8.70% +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 3,888 1,254 4,105
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 37.69% 32.48% 35.46%
Number of salaries quoted 2,783 1,002 3,095
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £26,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £67,500 £71,250
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +9.09% +4.76%

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 25 September 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 25 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
West Midlands -27 202 £50,000 +21.95% 35
East Midlands -2 106 £47,500 -13.64% 14
Data Centre
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Data Centre.

1 131 (42.53%) VMware
2 119 (38.64%) Microsoft
3 116 (37.66%) Windows
4 111 (36.04%) Cisco
5 108 (35.06%) Azure
6 91 (29.55%) VMware Infrastructure
7 86 (27.92%) Active Directory
8 84 (27.27%) Firewall
9 82 (26.62%) Windows Server
10 67 (21.75%) Microsoft 365
11 64 (20.78%) WAN
12 63 (20.45%) LAN
13 59 (19.16%) Linux
14 58 (18.83%) ITIL
14 58 (18.83%) Social Skills
15 51 (16.56%) Public Cloud
15 51 (16.56%) AWS
16 50 (16.23%) Microsoft Certification
16 50 (16.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 48 (15.58%) Cisco Certification
18 47 (15.26%) Security Cleared
19 45 (14.61%) Hyper-V
20 42 (13.64%) SC Cleared
21 41 (13.31%) DNS
22 40 (12.99%) MCSA
22 40 (12.99%) CCNP
23 39 (12.66%) MCSE
23 39 (12.66%) Migration
24 37 (12.01%) SAN
25 36 (11.69%) vSphere

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 18 (5.84%) SharePoint
2 13 (4.22%) MS Exchange
3 10 (3.25%) OpenStack
4 7 (2.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 6 (1.95%) IIS
6 2 (0.65%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (1.95%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.97%) Workfront
2 1 (0.32%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 108 (35.06%) Azure
2 67 (21.75%) Microsoft 365
3 51 (16.56%) AWS
4 26 (8.44%) PaaS
4 26 (8.44%) SaaS
5 23 (7.47%) Azure Active Directory
6 17 (5.52%) IaaS
7 10 (3.25%) OneDrive
8 8 (2.60%) AWS CloudFormation
8 8 (2.60%) GCP
8 8 (2.60%) GitHub
9 7 (2.27%) Amazon EKS
9 7 (2.27%) AWS CodeCommit
9 7 (2.27%) AWS CodePipeline
9 7 (2.27%) Azure Pipelines
9 7 (2.27%) OpenShift
10 6 (1.95%) Power Automate
10 6 (1.95%) Power Platform
10 6 (1.95%) PowerApps
11 5 (1.62%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 84 (27.27%) Firewall
2 64 (20.78%) WAN
3 63 (20.45%) LAN
4 41 (13.31%) DNS
5 37 (12.01%) SAN
6 35 (11.36%) DHCP
7 31 (10.06%) Wi-Fi
8 20 (6.49%) Wireless
9 17 (5.52%) BGP
10 15 (4.87%) Cisco Nexus
10 15 (4.87%) MPLS
11 14 (4.55%) VLAN
12 13 (4.22%) Internet
12 13 (4.22%) NAS
12 13 (4.22%) TCP/IP
12 13 (4.22%) VPN
13 12 (3.90%) Cisco ISE
14 9 (2.92%) Cisco ASA
14 9 (2.92%) SD-WAN
15 8 (2.60%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.25%) MySQL
3 9 (2.92%) MongoDB
3 9 (2.92%) NoSQL
3 9 (2.92%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (2.60%) Azure SQL Database
5 6 (1.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.65%) Amazon Aurora
6 2 (0.65%) Big Data
6 2 (0.65%) Metadata
6 2 (0.65%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.65%) UniData
7 1 (0.32%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.32%) DB2
7 1 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (2.27%) Git (software)
1 7 (2.27%) GitLab
1 7 (2.27%) Jenkins
1 7 (2.27%) Vagrant
2 4 (1.30%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.32%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 58 (18.83%) Social Skills
2 29 (9.42%) Telecoms
3 24 (7.79%) Retail
4 23 (7.47%) Finance
5 15 (4.87%) Manufacturing
6 14 (4.55%) Presentation Skills
7 13 (4.22%) Law
8 9 (2.92%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 8 (2.60%) Organisational Skills
10 7 (2.27%) Banking
11 6 (1.95%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (1.95%) Automotive
11 6 (1.95%) Legal
11 6 (1.95%) Public Sector
12 4 (1.30%) Back Office
13 3 (0.97%) Influencing Skills
13 3 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.65%) Italian Language
15 1 (0.32%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.32%) Military
Job Titles
1 58 (18.83%) Architect
2 47 (15.26%) Network Engineer
3 39 (12.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 30 (9.74%) Analyst
5 29 (9.42%) Technical Architect
6 27 (8.77%) Infrastructure Architect
7 26 (8.44%) IT Engineer
8 22 (7.14%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
8 22 (7.14%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
9 20 (6.49%) Consultant
9 20 (6.49%) Technical Consultant
10 17 (5.52%) Infrastructure Manager
11 14 (4.55%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
12 13 (4.22%) Cloud Consultant
13 12 (3.90%) IT Manager
13 12 (3.90%) Senior Analyst
14 11 (3.57%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
15 10 (3.25%) Data Centre Engineer
15 10 (3.25%) Server Analyst
16 9 (2.92%) Virtualisation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.22%) .NET
2 8 (2.60%) Web Services
3 7 (2.27%) .NET Core
3 7 (2.27%) AngularJS
3 7 (2.27%) ASP.NET
3 7 (2.27%) Django
3 7 (2.27%) Express
3 7 (2.27%) MEAN Stack
3 7 (2.27%) Node.js
3 7 (2.27%) Ruby on Rails
4 6 (1.95%) Middleware
5 4 (1.30%) HTML
6 1 (0.32%) ARM Templates
6 1 (0.32%) HTML5
6 1 (0.32%) ISPF
6 1 (0.32%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 51 (16.56%) Public Cloud
2 31 (10.06%) Management Information System
3 22 (7.14%) Legacy Systems
4 14 (4.55%) Self-Motivation
5 12 (3.90%) Fibre Optics
6 11 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
6 11 (3.57%) Security Operations Centre
7 9 (2.92%) HP Storage
7 9 (2.92%) Private Cloud
8 8 (2.60%) HP Superdome
9 6 (1.95%) Client/Server
9 6 (1.95%) User Experience
10 4 (1.30%) Driving Licence
10 4 (1.30%) PKI
11 3 (0.97%) Clustering
11 3 (0.97%) Fat Client
11 3 (0.97%) Thin Client
11 3 (0.97%) Virtual Team
12 2 (0.65%) FMCG
12 2 (0.65%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 116 (37.66%) Windows
2 82 (26.62%) Windows Server
3 59 (19.16%) Linux
4 28 (9.09%) Unix
5 15 (4.87%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (4.55%) Windows Server 2019
7 11 (3.57%) AIX
8 10 (3.25%) Windows 10
8 10 (3.25%) Windows Server 2016
9 9 (2.92%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (2.60%) HPUX
11 4 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.65%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.65%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.65%) Solaris
12 2 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.32%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (18.83%) ITIL
2 50 (16.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 39 (12.66%) Migration
4 31 (10.06%) Information Security
5 30 (9.74%) Server Management
6 27 (8.77%) DevOps
7 23 (7.47%) Cybersecurity
7 23 (7.47%) Problem-Solving
8 22 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
9 19 (6.17%) Presales
10 17 (5.52%) Project Management
11 15 (4.87%) Capacity Planning
11 15 (4.87%) Disaster Recovery
11 15 (4.87%) SIEM
12 14 (4.55%) Project Delivery
12 14 (4.55%) Service Delivery
13 13 (4.22%) Computer Architecture
13 13 (4.22%) Infrastructure as Code
13 13 (4.22%) IT Strategy
14 12 (3.90%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 35 (11.36%) PowerShell
2 31 (10.06%) SQL
3 16 (5.19%) Python
4 15 (4.87%) C
5 14 (4.55%) Bash Shell
6 11 (3.57%) C#
7 9 (2.92%) Perl
8 8 (2.60%) Java
9 7 (2.27%) C++
9 7 (2.27%) JavaScript
9 7 (2.27%) PHP
9 7 (2.27%) Ruby
9 7 (2.27%) VB
9 7 (2.27%) VB.NET
10 6 (1.95%) Korn
11 2 (0.65%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 50 (16.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 48 (15.58%) Cisco Certification
3 47 (15.26%) Security Cleared
4 42 (13.64%) SC Cleared
5 40 (12.99%) CCNP
5 40 (12.99%) MCSA
6 39 (12.66%) MCSE
7 33 (10.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 30 (9.74%) MCP
9 22 (7.14%) DV Cleared
10 21 (6.82%) CCNA
11 15 (4.87%) Degree
12 13 (4.22%) CCDP
13 10 (3.25%) CCIE
14 9 (2.92%) CISM
14 9 (2.92%) CISSP
14 9 (2.92%) NCSIE
15 8 (2.60%) CCIE Security
16 7 (2.27%) DBS Check
17 6 (1.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.49%) SLA
2 4 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.97%) PMO
4 1 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (0.32%) GDPR
System Software
1 91 (29.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 86 (27.92%) Active Directory
3 45 (14.61%) Hyper-V
4 36 (11.69%) vSphere
5 21 (6.82%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (3.25%) Docker
7 8 (2.60%) KVM
8 7 (2.27%) Virtual Servers
9 5 (1.62%) NFS
10 4 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (1.30%) VMware Workstation
11 3 (0.97%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.65%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.32%) BitLocker
13 1 (0.32%) Firmware
13 1 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (0.32%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 30 (9.74%) SCCM
2 21 (6.82%) Ansible
3 19 (6.17%) Microsoft Intune
4 13 (4.22%) Terraform
4 13 (4.22%) WSUS
5 12 (3.90%) Single Sign-On
6 11 (3.57%) Kubernetes
7 10 (3.25%) SCOM
8 9 (2.92%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 8 (2.60%) Backup Exec
9 8 (2.60%) Cisco Prime
9 8 (2.60%) HP Data Protector
10 7 (2.27%) NetBackup
10 7 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
10 7 (2.27%) Puppet
11 6 (1.95%) vRealize
12 3 (0.97%) McAfee ePO
12 3 (0.97%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 3 (0.97%) Salt
13 2 (0.65%) Oracle Statspack
Vendors
1 131 (42.53%) VMware
2 119 (38.64%) Microsoft
3 111 (36.04%) Cisco
4 29 (9.42%) SolarWinds
5 25 (8.12%) Aruba
6 22 (7.14%) HP
6 22 (7.14%) NetApp
7 20 (6.49%) Juniper
8 18 (5.84%) Oracle
9 15 (4.87%) ServiceNow
10 14 (4.55%) Veeam
11 13 (4.22%) Dell
11 13 (4.22%) EMC
12 12 (3.90%) Adobe
12 12 (3.90%) Citrix
12 12 (3.90%) Meraki
13 11 (3.57%) Apple
13 11 (3.57%) Sun
14 10 (3.25%) McAfee
15 9 (2.92%) IBM