Period
to 14 December 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Data Centre in permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Data Centre over the 6 months to 14 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Center
England > North West
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 176 141 109
Rank change year-on-year -35 -32 +21
Permanent jobs citing Data Centre 192 296 356
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.70% 2.25% 2.86%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.32% 5.94% 7.18%
Number of salaries quoted 142 193 234
North West median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% -15.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £26,250 £29,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £69,350 £64,625
England median annual salary £55,000 £54,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.85% +8.00% -

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 North West with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 4,444 4,987 4,955
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 39.38% 37.91% 39.76%
Number of salaries quoted 3,538 3,857 4,137
North West median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.65% +7.50% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,075 £67,500 £61,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +2.04%

Data Centre
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Centre in the North West

Data Centre
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Data Centre in the North West

Data Centre
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Data Centre in the North West over the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Data Centre in the North West

Data Centre
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Data Centre within the North West region over the 6 months to 14 December 2018. 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
Manchester -37 104 £45,626 -3.95% 32
Cheshire +4 68 £40,000 -1.23% 9
Merseyside -17 15 £48,500 +14.12% 7
Lancashire +6 4 £47,500 - 4
Data Centre
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 2018, 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 North West region with a requirement for Data Centre.

1 81 (42.19%) Cisco
2 70 (36.46%) LAN
3 68 (35.42%) WAN
4 62 (32.29%) Cisco Certification
5 61 (31.77%) Windows
6 54 (28.13%) Firewall
7 51 (26.56%) VMware
8 50 (26.04%) Microsoft
8 50 (26.04%) CCNP
9 43 (22.40%) ITIL
10 41 (21.35%) Active Directory
11 34 (17.71%) CCNA
11 34 (17.71%) Citrix
12 33 (17.19%) Wireless
13 29 (15.10%) VMware Infrastructure
14 27 (14.06%) SAN
14 27 (14.06%) Windows Server
15 25 (13.02%) CheckPoint
15 25 (13.02%) Service Delivery
16 21 (10.94%) Change Management
16 21 (10.94%) Agile Software Development
16 21 (10.94%) Presales
16 21 (10.94%) Cisco ASA
17 20 (10.42%) Network Security
17 20 (10.42%) F5
17 20 (10.42%) Problem-Solving
17 20 (10.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 19 (9.90%) DNS
19 18 (9.38%) Fortinet
20 17 (8.85%) Stakeholder Management

Data Centre
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 13 (6.77%) IIS
1 13 (6.77%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (2.08%) Apache
3 4 (2.08%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (2.08%) Tomcat
3 4 (2.08%) WebLogic
4 3 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.04%) nginx
5 2 (1.04%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.52%) CMS
6 1 (0.52%) JBoss
6 1 (0.52%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.52%) WordPress
Applications
1 17 (8.85%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.56%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.04%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 16 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (5.73%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (5.73%) Office 365
3 7 (3.65%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (2.60%) IaaS
5 4 (2.08%) PaaS
6 3 (1.56%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (1.04%) SaaS
8 1 (0.52%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 70 (36.46%) LAN
2 68 (35.42%) WAN
3 54 (28.13%) Firewall
4 33 (17.19%) Wireless
5 27 (14.06%) SAN
6 21 (10.94%) Cisco ASA
7 20 (10.42%) Network Security
8 19 (9.90%) DNS
9 16 (8.33%) BGP
9 16 (8.33%) Cisco IOS
9 16 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
9 16 (8.33%) OSPF
10 15 (7.81%) VoIP
11 13 (6.77%) Cisco Firepower
11 13 (6.77%) VPN
12 12 (6.25%) NX-OS
13 11 (5.73%) Cisco Wireless
13 11 (5.73%) MPLS
13 11 (5.73%) Wi-Fi
14 8 (4.17%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (7.81%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.60%) NoSQL
2 5 (2.60%) Relational Database
2 5 (2.60%) Riak
3 4 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.56%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (1.04%) MySQL
6 1 (0.52%) Big Data
6 1 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
General
1 16 (8.33%) Finance
2 7 (3.65%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.08%) Legal
4 3 (1.56%) Games
5 2 (1.04%) Banking
5 2 (1.04%) Local Government
5 2 (1.04%) Marketing
6 1 (0.52%) Back Office
6 1 (0.52%) Law
Job Titles
1 32 (16.67%) Network Engineer
2 28 (14.58%) Architect
3 21 (10.94%) Cisco Engineer
4 17 (8.85%) Analyst
4 17 (8.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 14 (7.29%) Active Directory Analyst
5 14 (7.29%) IT Analyst
5 14 (7.29%) Project Manager
6 13 (6.77%) Help Desk Analyst
7 11 (5.73%) Infrastructure Manager
7 11 (5.73%) Senior Network Engineer
8 10 (5.21%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 10 (5.21%) Data Centre Engineer
8 10 (5.21%) Solutions Architect
8 10 (5.21%) VMware Engineer
8 10 (5.21%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
9 9 (4.69%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 9 (4.69%) Service Manager
9 9 (4.69%) Support Engineer
10 8 (4.17%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.73%) Middleware
2 10 (5.21%) .NET
3 7 (3.65%) Vue.js
4 4 (2.08%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.04%) Ajax
5 2 (1.04%) AngularJS
5 2 (1.04%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (1.04%) jQuery
5 2 (1.04%) LEMP Stack
6 1 (0.52%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.52%) Apache Flex
6 1 (0.52%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.52%) Flash
6 1 (0.52%) Java EE
6 1 (0.52%) PHP-FPM
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.73%) Public Cloud
2 11 (5.73%) Self-Motivation
3 8 (4.17%) Clustering
4 5 (2.60%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 5 (2.60%) FlexPod
5 4 (2.08%) Driving Licence
5 4 (2.08%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (2.08%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.56%) Cyberthreat
6 3 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.56%) PMI
7 2 (1.04%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.04%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (1.04%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.04%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.04%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.52%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.52%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 61 (31.77%) Windows
2 27 (14.06%) Windows Server
3 15 (7.81%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (5.73%) Linux
5 9 (4.69%) Unix
5 9 (4.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (2.60%) Data ONTAP
7 3 (1.56%) Mac OS
7 3 (1.56%) Windows 10
8 2 (1.04%) Debian
8 2 (1.04%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (22.40%) ITIL
2 25 (13.02%) Service Delivery
3 21 (10.94%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (10.94%) Change Management
3 21 (10.94%) Presales
4 20 (10.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 20 (10.42%) Problem-Solving
5 17 (8.85%) Stakeholder Management
6 16 (8.33%) Load Balancing
6 16 (8.33%) Mentoring
7 15 (7.81%) DevOps
7 15 (7.81%) Disaster Recovery
8 13 (6.77%) Service Management
9 12 (6.25%) Data Protection
9 12 (6.25%) Migration
9 12 (6.25%) PRINCE2
10 11 (5.73%) Change Control
10 11 (5.73%) Project Management
10 11 (5.73%) Technical Leadership
11 10 (5.21%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 14 (7.29%) SQL
2 12 (6.25%) C#
3 9 (4.69%) JavaScript
3 9 (4.69%) PowerShell
4 6 (3.13%) Go
4 6 (3.13%) T-SQL
5 5 (2.60%) TypeScript
6 4 (2.08%) VBScript
7 3 (1.56%) C
7 3 (1.56%) Java
8 2 (1.04%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.04%) PHP
8 2 (1.04%) VB
8 2 (1.04%) VBA
9 1 (0.52%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 62 (32.29%) Cisco Certification
2 50 (26.04%) CCNP
3 34 (17.71%) CCNA
4 15 (7.81%) CCIE
5 9 (4.69%) Degree
5 9 (4.69%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (4.17%) CCDP
6 8 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (2.60%) MCITP
7 5 (2.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (2.08%) MCSA
8 4 (2.08%) NCDA
8 4 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (2.08%) SC Cleared
8 4 (2.08%) Security Cleared
8 4 (2.08%) VCAP
9 3 (1.56%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (1.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (1.56%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.52%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.77%) GDPR
2 12 (6.25%) SLA
3 6 (3.13%) PMO
4 4 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 4 (2.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (1.04%) QA
6 1 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.52%) Data Quality
System Software
1 41 (21.35%) Active Directory
2 29 (15.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (5.21%) Hyper-V
4 6 (3.13%) VMware NSX
5 5 (2.60%) vSphere
6 4 (2.08%) pfSense
6 4 (2.08%) PowerHA
7 3 (1.56%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (1.56%) XenApp
7 3 (1.56%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.52%) Docker
9 1 (0.52%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 12 (6.25%) FortiGate
2 5 (2.60%) Cisco Prime
3 4 (2.08%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (2.08%) Cisco UCCX
3 4 (2.08%) Nagios
3 4 (2.08%) Stealthwatch
4 3 (1.56%) Backup Exec
4 3 (1.56%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (1.56%) SQL Sentry
5 2 (1.04%) Cacti
5 2 (1.04%) OpenNMS
5 2 (1.04%) OpenView
5 2 (1.04%) SCOM
6 1 (0.52%) CASB
6 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.52%) Puppet
6 1 (0.52%) QRadar
6 1 (0.52%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 81 (42.19%) Cisco
2 51 (26.56%) VMware
3 50 (26.04%) Microsoft
4 34 (17.71%) Citrix
5 25 (13.02%) CheckPoint
6 20 (10.42%) F5
7 18 (9.38%) Fortinet
8 15 (7.81%) NetApp
8 15 (7.81%) Veeam
9 11 (5.73%) Meraki
9 11 (5.73%) Palo Alto
10 9 (4.69%) Juniper
11 8 (4.17%) HP
12 7 (3.65%) Forcepoint
13 6 (3.13%) IBM
14 5 (2.60%) Aruba
15 4 (2.08%) IronPort
15 4 (2.08%) Nortel
15 4 (2.08%) SolarWinds
16 3 (1.56%) Symantec