Period
to 3 June 2020

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 3 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Center
England > Midlands
6 months to
3 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 76 52 37
Rank change year-on-year -24 -15 +26
Permanent jobs citing Data Centre 239 556 816
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 3.48% 4.75% 5.65%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.95% 11.58% 15.68%
Number of salaries quoted 199 385 399
Median annual salary £47,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.48% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £30,500 £36,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £68,750
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%

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 2,670 4,801 5,204
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 38.93% 40.98% 36.06%
Number of salaries quoted 2,099 3,297 3,847
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,000 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +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 3 June 2020.

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 3 June 2020. 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 -32 155 £47,500 -9.52% 23
East Midlands +37 84 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Data Centre
England

For the 6 months to 3 June 2020, 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.

1 114 (47.70%) Microsoft
2 105 (43.93%) VMware
3 98 (41.00%) Windows
4 86 (35.98%) Cisco
5 78 (32.64%) Azure
6 73 (30.54%) VMware Infrastructure
7 70 (29.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 66 (27.62%) Active Directory
9 62 (25.94%) Firewall
10 57 (23.85%) SAN
11 46 (19.25%) NetApp
12 45 (18.83%) Hyper-V
12 45 (18.83%) AWS
13 43 (17.99%) SCOM
14 42 (17.57%) SCCM
14 42 (17.57%) Linux
15 39 (16.32%) Citrix
15 39 (16.32%) LAN
16 38 (15.90%) WAN
16 38 (15.90%) ITIL
16 38 (15.90%) Windows Server
17 36 (15.06%) DNS
18 34 (14.23%) SLA
19 33 (13.81%) Disaster Recovery
20 32 (13.39%) Telecoms
21 31 (12.97%) Service Delivery
21 31 (12.97%) Project Delivery
22 30 (12.55%) SQL
22 30 (12.55%) SQL Server
23 29 (12.13%) Security Cleared

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 16 (6.69%) MS Exchange
2 15 (6.28%) SharePoint
3 12 (5.02%) Skype for Business
4 7 (2.93%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (1.67%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.84%) Apache
7 2 (0.84%) IIS
7 2 (0.84%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.84%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.84%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.42%) Confluence
8 1 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.42%) OpenStack
Applications
1 9 (3.77%) MS Visio
2 6 (2.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.42%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 78 (32.64%) Azure
2 45 (18.83%) AWS
3 24 (10.04%) Office 365
4 15 (6.28%) SaaS
5 7 (2.93%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 6 (2.51%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (1.67%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (1.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 3 (1.26%) Amazon S3
8 3 (1.26%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (1.26%) GCP
9 2 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.84%) Amazon ECS
9 2 (0.84%) Azure Data Factory
9 2 (0.84%) IaaS
10 1 (0.42%) AWS CloudTrail
10 1 (0.42%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.42%) Cloudflare
10 1 (0.42%) G Suite
10 1 (0.42%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 62 (25.94%) Firewall
2 57 (23.85%) SAN
3 39 (16.32%) LAN
4 38 (15.90%) WAN
5 36 (15.06%) DNS
6 26 (10.88%) Internet
7 25 (10.46%) Wireless
8 21 (8.79%) Cisco Nexus
9 19 (7.95%) OSPF
10 18 (7.53%) BGP
10 18 (7.53%) NAS
11 15 (6.28%) MPLS
12 13 (5.44%) DHCP
12 13 (5.44%) TCP/IP
12 13 (5.44%) VPN
12 13 (5.44%) Wi-Fi
13 11 (4.60%) EIGRP
13 11 (4.60%) Spanning Tree
14 10 (4.18%) Cisco ASA
14 10 (4.18%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (12.55%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.77%) Azure SQL Database
3 7 (2.93%) Data Mining
4 3 (1.26%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (0.84%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (0.84%) Data Lake
5 2 (0.84%) DB2
5 2 (0.84%) MySQL
5 2 (0.84%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.84%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (0.84%) Oracle9i Database
5 2 (0.84%) PolyBase
5 2 (0.84%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (0.84%) WinDbg
2 1 (0.42%) Bitbucket
2 1 (0.42%) JIRA
General
1 32 (13.39%) Telecoms
2 24 (10.04%) Retail
3 13 (5.44%) Public Sector
4 12 (5.02%) Law
5 9 (3.77%) Finance
6 6 (2.51%) Banking
7 2 (0.84%) Legal
8 1 (0.42%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 36 (15.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 33 (13.81%) Network Engineer
3 32 (13.39%) Analyst
4 26 (10.88%) NOC Engineer
5 25 (10.46%) Support Engineer
6 21 (8.79%) IT Engineer
7 18 (7.53%) Architect
7 18 (7.53%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 13 (5.44%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 13 (5.44%) Senior Network Engineer
9 12 (5.02%) IT Support
10 11 (4.60%) IT Support Engineer
11 10 (4.18%) IT Manager
11 10 (4.18%) Systems Engineer
12 9 (3.77%) Data Centre Engineer
12 9 (3.77%) Infrastructure Manager
12 9 (3.77%) Storage Engineer
12 9 (3.77%) Virtualisation Engineer
13 8 (3.35%) Cloud Architect
13 8 (3.35%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.93%) Web Services
2 3 (1.26%) LDAP
2 3 (1.26%) Middleware
3 2 (0.84%) .NET
3 2 (0.84%) ADO.NET
3 2 (0.84%) iBATIS
3 2 (0.84%) REST
3 2 (0.84%) Spring
3 2 (0.84%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (0.42%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.42%) Kafka
4 1 (0.42%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (10.88%) Public Cloud
2 18 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (6.69%) Management Information System
4 10 (4.18%) CCTV
5 9 (3.77%) Fat Client
5 9 (3.77%) Thin Client
6 7 (2.93%) Clustering
6 7 (2.93%) User Experience
7 6 (2.51%) Enterprise Storage
7 6 (2.51%) Fibre Optics
7 6 (2.51%) Hybrid Cloud
7 6 (2.51%) Private Cloud
8 5 (2.09%) AS400
8 5 (2.09%) IBM Mainframe
8 5 (2.09%) Mainframe
9 4 (1.67%) Digital TV
9 4 (1.67%) Replication
10 3 (1.26%) e-Learning
10 3 (1.26%) Self-Motivation
11 2 (0.84%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 98 (41.00%) Windows
2 42 (17.57%) Linux
3 38 (15.90%) Windows Server
4 19 (7.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (6.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (6.28%) Windows 10
7 14 (5.86%) Ubuntu
7 14 (5.86%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (5.02%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (5.02%) Windows Server 2016
9 8 (3.35%) Windows 7
10 7 (2.93%) Unix
11 6 (2.51%) Solaris
12 4 (1.67%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.42%) AIX
13 1 (0.42%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (29.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 38 (15.90%) ITIL
3 33 (13.81%) Disaster Recovery
4 31 (12.97%) Project Delivery
4 31 (12.97%) Service Delivery
5 24 (10.04%) Change Control
6 22 (9.21%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (8.37%) Migration
8 19 (7.95%) Change Management
8 19 (7.95%) Service Management
9 18 (7.53%) Multichannel Retail
10 16 (6.69%) Problem-Solving
11 15 (6.28%) Continuous Improvement
12 14 (5.86%) Operational Acceptance Testing
12 14 (5.86%) Software Engineering
13 13 (5.44%) Business Continuity
13 13 (5.44%) Network Design
13 13 (5.44%) Storage Management
13 13 (5.44%) Technical Leadership
14 12 (5.02%) Preventative Maintenance
Programming Languages
1 30 (12.55%) SQL
2 24 (10.04%) PowerShell
3 5 (2.09%) JCL
4 2 (0.84%) Java
4 2 (0.84%) U-SQL
4 2 (0.84%) VBScript
5 1 (0.42%) C
5 1 (0.42%) Python
5 1 (0.42%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 29 (12.13%) Security Cleared
2 28 (11.72%) SC Cleared
3 27 (11.30%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (7.95%) CCNP
5 12 (5.02%) CCIE
5 12 (5.02%) CCNA
6 9 (3.77%) Degree
6 9 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (2.93%) MCSE
8 6 (2.51%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 6 (2.51%) MCSA
9 4 (1.67%) AWS Certification
9 4 (1.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (1.26%) CCA
10 3 (1.26%) CISSP
10 3 (1.26%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (1.26%) DV Cleared
10 3 (1.26%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.84%) CISM
11 2 (0.84%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (14.23%) SLA
2 14 (5.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (3.35%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.84%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (0.84%) GDPR
4 2 (0.84%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.42%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 73 (30.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 66 (27.62%) Active Directory
3 45 (18.83%) Hyper-V
4 21 (8.79%) Virtual Machines
5 19 (7.95%) VMware ESXi
6 15 (6.28%) XenApp
7 13 (5.44%) Virtual Servers
8 7 (2.93%) VMware NSX
9 6 (2.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 5 (2.09%) ProxySG
10 5 (2.09%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 4 (1.67%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (1.26%) DFS Replication
12 3 (1.26%) Virtual Desktop
12 3 (1.26%) vSphere
13 2 (0.84%) Firmware
13 2 (0.84%) vCloud
14 1 (0.42%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 43 (17.99%) SCOM
2 42 (17.57%) SCCM
3 23 (9.62%) Cisco Prime
4 21 (8.79%) McAfee ePO
5 18 (7.53%) WSUS
6 8 (3.35%) SCVMM
7 7 (2.93%) NetBackup
8 5 (2.09%) Tivoli
9 4 (1.67%) Cisco CUCM
9 4 (1.67%) Failover Clustering
9 4 (1.67%) Microsoft Clustering
9 4 (1.67%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 4 (1.67%) ZABBIX
10 3 (1.26%) SCDPM
10 3 (1.26%) SCSM
11 2 (0.84%) Cisco CME
11 2 (0.84%) Kubernetes
11 2 (0.84%) Nagios
11 2 (0.84%) SCOrch
12 1 (0.42%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 114 (47.70%) Microsoft
2 105 (43.93%) VMware
3 86 (35.98%) Cisco
4 46 (19.25%) NetApp
5 39 (16.32%) Citrix
6 28 (11.72%) HP
6 28 (11.72%) McAfee
7 26 (10.88%) Juniper
8 23 (9.62%) SolarWinds
9 22 (9.21%) Google
10 20 (8.37%) Red Hat
11 17 (7.11%) Veeam
12 16 (6.69%) Dell
13 15 (6.28%) CheckPoint
14 10 (4.18%) EMC
14 10 (4.18%) Palo Alto
15 9 (3.77%) CommVault
15 9 (3.77%) Meraki
16 7 (2.93%) arcserve
16 7 (2.93%) Fortinet