Period
to 17 September 2019

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 17 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Center
England > Midlands
6 months to
17 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 54 32 62
Rank change year-on-year -22 +30 -18
Permanent jobs citing Data Centre 522 814 619
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 4.46% 5.99% 4.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 11.43% 15.95% 10.97%
Number of salaries quoted 426 428 367
Midlands median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.55% +22.22% -5.26%
10th Percentile £35,500 £31,250 £26,700
90th Percentile £72,500 £78,750 £60,650
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +3.96%

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 4,568 5,105 5,645
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 39.05% 37.59% 37.58%
Number of salaries quoted 3,439 3,783 4,529
Midlands median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,190 £25,000 £24,733
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £61,250
England median annual salary £53,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.90% +5.00% -

Data Centre
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Centre in the Midlands

Data Centre
Salary Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Data Centre in the Midlands.

Salary trend for Data Centre in the Midlands

Data Centre
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Data Centre in the Midlands over the 6 months to 17 September 2019.

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 17 September 2019. 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 -23 388 £55,000 -4.35% 48
East Midlands +26 134 £50,000 +17.65% 24
Data Centre
England

For the 6 months to 17 September 2019, 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.

1 186 (35.63%) Microsoft
2 179 (34.29%) Azure
3 169 (32.38%) Windows
4 161 (30.84%) VMware
5 158 (30.27%) Cisco
6 125 (23.95%) VMware Infrastructure
7 122 (23.37%) Firewall
8 112 (21.46%) Active Directory
9 110 (21.07%) ITIL
9 110 (21.07%) Service Delivery
10 106 (20.31%) AWS
11 98 (18.77%) SCCM
12 90 (17.24%) Cisco Certification
13 89 (17.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 88 (16.86%) Citrix
15 86 (16.48%) Hyper-V
16 83 (15.90%) Linux
17 77 (14.75%) Public Cloud
18 75 (14.37%) Self-Motivation
18 75 (14.37%) WAN
19 74 (14.18%) Wireless
20 71 (13.60%) Migration
20 71 (13.60%) SQL
21 66 (12.64%) CCNP
22 60 (11.49%) SAN
23 59 (11.30%) Agile Software Development
24 58 (11.11%) Project Management
24 58 (11.11%) LAN
25 57 (10.92%) Windows Server
26 55 (10.54%) Disaster Recovery

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 48 (9.20%) MS Exchange
2 41 (7.85%) SharePoint
3 23 (4.41%) Skype for Business
4 8 (1.53%) IIS
4 8 (1.53%) SharePoint Server
5 6 (1.15%) Apache
5 6 (1.15%) JBoss
6 5 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (0.77%) Confluence
8 3 (0.57%) iPlanet
8 3 (0.57%) nginx
8 3 (0.57%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.57%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.57%) WildFly
9 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 24 (4.60%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (3.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.72%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.38%) Abaqus
4 2 (0.38%) AutoCAD
4 2 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (1.53%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 179 (34.29%) Azure
2 106 (20.31%) AWS
3 55 (10.54%) Office 365
4 34 (6.51%) IaaS
5 31 (5.94%) Azure Active Directory
6 29 (5.56%) Amazon EC2
7 28 (5.36%) Cloud Computing
7 28 (5.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 27 (5.17%) Amazon S3
8 27 (5.17%) AWS CloudFormation
9 25 (4.79%) PaaS
10 21 (4.02%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 21 (4.02%) Amazon ECS
11 11 (2.11%) SaaS
12 10 (1.92%) GCP
13 7 (1.34%) Amazon Glacier
14 4 (0.77%) IBM Cloud
14 4 (0.77%) Serverless
15 3 (0.57%) OpenShift
16 2 (0.38%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 122 (23.37%) Firewall
2 75 (14.37%) WAN
3 74 (14.18%) Wireless
4 60 (11.49%) SAN
5 58 (11.11%) LAN
6 47 (9.00%) OSPF
7 40 (7.66%) VPN
8 39 (7.47%) Cisco ASA
9 35 (6.70%) DNS
10 30 (5.75%) Network Security
11 27 (5.17%) Wi-Fi
12 26 (4.98%) NAS
13 25 (4.79%) Intrusion Detection
13 25 (4.79%) MPLS
14 24 (4.60%) BGP
14 24 (4.60%) DHCP
15 20 (3.83%) Cisco Nexus
16 19 (3.64%) EIGRP
16 19 (3.64%) IPsec
17 17 (3.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (4.60%) SQL Server
2 21 (4.02%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 21 (4.02%) Amazon RDS
2 21 (4.02%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (0.57%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (0.38%) Big Data
4 2 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.38%) DB2
5 1 (0.19%) OLAP
5 1 (0.19%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 6 (1.15%) JIRA
2 5 (0.96%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (0.38%) Bazaar
4 2 (0.38%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.38%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (0.38%) SonarQube
4 2 (0.38%) Subversion
5 1 (0.19%) Visual Studio
General
1 48 (9.20%) Finance
2 37 (7.09%) Telecoms
3 31 (5.94%) Retail
4 29 (5.56%) Public Sector
5 3 (0.57%) Back Office
6 2 (0.38%) Automotive
6 2 (0.38%) Games
6 2 (0.38%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.19%) Billing
7 1 (0.19%) Law
7 1 (0.19%) Local Government
7 1 (0.19%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 131 (25.10%) Architect
2 80 (15.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 71 (13.60%) Network Engineer
4 41 (7.85%) Technical Architect
5 39 (7.47%) Senior Network Engineer
6 35 (6.70%) Infrastructure Manager
7 33 (6.32%) Solutions Architect
8 29 (5.56%) Cloud Architect
8 29 (5.56%) Cloud Engineer
8 29 (5.56%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 27 (5.17%) Security Architect
10 25 (4.79%) Analyst
11 20 (3.83%) .NET Developer
11 20 (3.83%) Developer
11 20 (3.83%) Network Architect
12 19 (3.64%) C# .NET Developer
12 19 (3.64%) C# Developer
13 18 (3.45%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
14 17 (3.26%) Storage Engineer
14 17 (3.26%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (10.15%) Web Services
2 22 (4.21%) .NET
3 21 (4.02%) SAML
4 20 (3.83%) HTML
4 20 (3.83%) HTML5
4 20 (3.83%) J2EE
4 20 (3.83%) Node.js
4 20 (3.83%) OAuth
5 7 (1.34%) YAML
6 3 (0.57%) Middleware
7 2 (0.38%) .NET Core
7 2 (0.38%) 802.1X
7 2 (0.38%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.38%) LAMP
7 2 (0.38%) SailPoint
8 1 (0.19%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 77 (14.75%) Public Cloud
2 75 (14.37%) Self-Motivation
3 42 (8.05%) Virtual Team
4 34 (6.51%) Analytical Skills
5 29 (5.56%) Management Information System
6 28 (5.36%) Private Cloud
7 23 (4.41%) Hybrid Cloud
8 12 (2.30%) CCTV
8 12 (2.30%) Driving Licence
9 9 (1.72%) AS400
9 9 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
10 8 (1.53%) Security Operations Centre
11 7 (1.34%) Clustering
12 6 (1.15%) Digital TV
12 6 (1.15%) e-Learning
12 6 (1.15%) Fat Client
12 6 (1.15%) Thin Client
13 5 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (0.96%) Internet of Things
13 5 (0.96%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 169 (32.38%) Windows
2 83 (15.90%) Linux
3 57 (10.92%) Windows Server
4 22 (4.21%) Windows 7
5 20 (3.83%) Unix
6 19 (3.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (3.07%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (2.49%) Solaris
9 11 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (1.92%) SUSE
10 10 (1.92%) Windows 10
11 6 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.57%) AIX
12 3 (0.57%) CentOS
12 3 (0.57%) Data ONTAP
12 3 (0.57%) Fedora
13 2 (0.38%) CatOS
13 2 (0.38%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.38%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (21.07%) ITIL
1 110 (21.07%) Service Delivery
2 89 (17.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 71 (13.60%) Migration
4 59 (11.30%) Agile Software Development
5 58 (11.11%) Project Management
6 55 (10.54%) Disaster Recovery
7 54 (10.34%) Presales
8 51 (9.77%) Load Balancing
9 47 (9.00%) Service Management
10 43 (8.24%) Information Security
11 42 (8.05%) Product Roadmap
12 39 (7.47%) Line Management
13 35 (6.70%) Technical Architecture
14 34 (6.51%) Root Cause Analysis
15 33 (6.32%) TOGAF
16 32 (6.13%) Mentoring
17 31 (5.94%) Computer Science
17 31 (5.94%) Problem-Solving
18 29 (5.56%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 71 (13.60%) SQL
2 28 (5.36%) PowerShell
3 22 (4.21%) C#
4 20 (3.83%) JavaScript
5 13 (2.49%) Python
6 6 (1.15%) Java
7 3 (0.57%) Perl
7 3 (0.57%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.38%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.38%) C
8 2 (0.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 90 (17.24%) Cisco Certification
2 66 (12.64%) CCNP
3 50 (9.58%) CCNA
4 43 (8.24%) Degree
5 34 (6.51%) Microsoft Certification
6 33 (6.32%) MCSE
7 31 (5.94%) ITIL Certification
8 21 (4.02%) MCSA
9 20 (3.83%) Master's Degree
10 19 (3.64%) Security Cleared
11 14 (2.68%) CCIE
12 12 (2.30%) CISM
12 12 (2.30%) CISSP
12 12 (2.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 11 (2.11%) CRISC
14 9 (1.72%) CCDA
14 9 (1.72%) CISA
14 9 (1.72%) ISEB
14 9 (1.72%) SC Cleared
15 7 (1.34%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (4.98%) SLA
2 18 (3.45%) PCI DSS
3 13 (2.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (1.72%) ISO 9001
5 6 (1.15%) COBIT
5 6 (1.15%) GDPR
6 5 (0.96%) PMO
7 4 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 4 (0.77%) NIST
System Software
1 125 (23.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 112 (21.46%) Active Directory
3 86 (16.48%) Hyper-V
4 50 (9.58%) Virtual Machines
5 27 (5.17%) Virtual Servers
5 27 (5.17%) XenApp
6 26 (4.98%) Docker
7 16 (3.07%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 10 (1.92%) XenDesktop
9 9 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.77%) vSphere
11 3 (0.57%) NLBS
11 3 (0.57%) Postfix
11 3 (0.57%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.57%) Xen
12 2 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.19%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 1 (0.19%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 98 (18.77%) SCCM
2 32 (6.13%) WSUS
3 23 (4.41%) Kubernetes
4 18 (3.45%) SCOM
5 15 (2.87%) Norton AntiVirus
6 12 (2.30%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 9 (1.72%) Cisco IPCC
7 9 (1.72%) NetBackup
8 8 (1.53%) Backup Exec
8 8 (1.53%) Cisco CUCM
8 8 (1.53%) Cisco UCCX
9 6 (1.15%) Ansible
9 6 (1.15%) Cisco Prime
10 5 (0.96%) McAfee ePO
11 4 (0.77%) Microsoft Intune
12 3 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
12 3 (0.57%) SCVMM
13 2 (0.38%) Cacti
13 2 (0.38%) Icinga
13 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 186 (35.63%) Microsoft
2 161 (30.84%) VMware
3 158 (30.27%) Cisco
4 88 (16.86%) Citrix
5 43 (8.24%) F5
5 43 (8.24%) McAfee
6 42 (8.05%) CheckPoint
7 38 (7.28%) HP
8 31 (5.94%) Juniper
9 30 (5.75%) IBM
9 30 (5.75%) NetApp
10 26 (4.98%) Fortinet
10 26 (4.98%) Palo Alto
11 24 (4.60%) Forcepoint
12 21 (4.02%) 3PAR
13 20 (3.83%) ForgeRock
13 20 (3.83%) SolarWinds
14 16 (3.07%) Trend Micro
15 15 (2.87%) Dell
15 15 (2.87%) Symantec