Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Center
England > North West
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 185 140 117
Rank change year-on-year -45 -23 -16
Permanent jobs citing Data Centre 203 290 290
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.66% 2.21% 2.50%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.45% 5.25% 6.09%
Number of salaries quoted 132 209 216
North West median annual salary £46,250 £44,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.11% -12.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,100 £31,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £70,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +0.96% +4.00%

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 4,562 5,523 4,764
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 37.40% 42.04% 41.05%
Number of salaries quoted 3,605 4,377 4,044
North West median annual salary £44,500 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.95% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £60,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 17 August 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 17 August 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 -32 93 £41,500 -12.63% 24
Cheshire 0 91 £51,250 +31.41% 4
Merseyside -15 11 £53,750 +26.47% 3
Lancashire +4 5 £40,000 -33.33% 2
Data Centre
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 82 (40.39%) Microsoft
2 71 (34.98%) Cisco
3 65 (32.02%) Windows
4 58 (28.57%) VMware
5 54 (26.60%) ITIL
6 51 (25.12%) WAN
7 50 (24.63%) LAN
8 44 (21.67%) Cisco Certification
9 40 (19.70%) Active Directory
9 40 (19.70%) Windows Server
10 35 (17.24%) Presales
10 35 (17.24%) VMware Infrastructure
11 34 (16.75%) Firewall
12 31 (15.27%) Service Delivery
13 30 (14.78%) VPN
14 29 (14.29%) Citrix
14 29 (14.29%) CCNP
14 29 (14.29%) SAN
15 27 (13.30%) Microsoft Azure
16 25 (12.32%) HP
16 25 (12.32%) Disaster Recovery
16 25 (12.32%) Information Security
16 25 (12.32%) Problem-Solving
17 24 (11.82%) Finance
17 24 (11.82%) Amazon AWS
17 24 (11.82%) Hyper-V
17 24 (11.82%) Network Security
18 23 (11.33%) Windows Server 2008
18 23 (11.33%) CCNA
18 23 (11.33%) CheckPoint

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 14 (6.90%) IIS
2 13 (6.40%) MS Exchange
3 10 (4.93%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (4.43%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (1.48%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.99%) JBoss
7 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.49%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (5.91%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 27 (13.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (11.82%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (10.84%) Office 365
4 14 (6.90%) IaaS
5 9 (4.43%) SaaS
6 8 (3.94%) PaaS
7 7 (3.45%) Google Cloud Platform
8 6 (2.96%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.49%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 51 (25.12%) WAN
2 50 (24.63%) LAN
3 34 (16.75%) Firewall
4 30 (14.78%) VPN
5 29 (14.29%) SAN
6 24 (11.82%) Network Security
7 21 (10.34%) DNS
8 17 (8.37%) Wireless
9 13 (6.40%) Internet
9 13 (6.40%) WLAN
10 10 (4.93%) TCP/IP
11 9 (4.43%) BGP
11 9 (4.43%) OSPF
11 9 (4.43%) Unified Communications
12 8 (3.94%) VoIP
13 7 (3.45%) Cisco IOS
13 7 (3.45%) Cisco Wireless
13 7 (3.45%) MPLS
14 6 (2.96%) Cisco ASA
14 6 (2.96%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.43%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.46%) MySQL
3 4 (1.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (1.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.48%) Big Data
4 3 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.48%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.49%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.49%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 4 (1.97%) Jenkins
1 4 (1.97%) Octopus Deploy
2 3 (1.48%) Bitbucket
2 3 (1.48%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.48%) TeamCity
3 2 (0.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (0.99%) Subversion
3 2 (0.99%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.49%) ScriptRunner
4 1 (0.49%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 24 (11.82%) Finance
2 11 (5.42%) Law
2 11 (5.42%) Legal
2 11 (5.42%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.46%) Marketing
4 3 (1.48%) Banking
4 3 (1.48%) Games
4 3 (1.48%) Investment Banking
4 3 (1.48%) Local Government
4 3 (1.48%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.99%) Advertising
5 2 (0.99%) Back Office
5 2 (0.99%) Publishing
6 1 (0.49%) Billing
Job Titles
1 31 (15.27%) Architect
2 26 (12.81%) Network Engineer
3 16 (7.88%) Solutions Architect
4 15 (7.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 14 (6.90%) Analyst
6 13 (6.40%) Security Architect
6 13 (6.40%) Security Solutions Architect
7 12 (5.91%) Information Architect
7 12 (5.91%) Information Security Architect
8 11 (5.42%) Data Centre Engineer
8 11 (5.42%) Project Manager
9 10 (4.93%) Data Centre Manager
9 10 (4.93%) Infrastructure Manager
9 10 (4.93%) IT Analyst
10 9 (4.43%) Support Engineer
10 9 (4.43%) VMware Engineer
11 8 (3.94%) IT Manager
11 8 (3.94%) Senior Network Engineer
11 8 (3.94%) Transition Manager
12 7 (3.45%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.46%) Web Services
2 3 (1.48%) .NET
2 3 (1.48%) Flash
3 2 (0.99%) .NET Framework
3 2 (0.99%) Java EE
3 2 (0.99%) Middleware
4 1 (0.49%) Ajax
4 1 (0.49%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.49%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (0.49%) COM
4 1 (0.49%) iOS SDK
4 1 (0.49%) jQuery
4 1 (0.49%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.37%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (7.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 15 (7.39%) Public Cloud
4 12 (5.91%) Computer Science
4 12 (5.91%) Cyberthreat
5 11 (5.42%) Management Information System
6 8 (3.94%) Self-Motivation
7 6 (2.96%) Clustering
8 4 (1.97%) Driving Licence
8 4 (1.97%) Enterprise Storage
8 4 (1.97%) HP Storage
9 3 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.48%) FlexPod
9 3 (1.48%) Internet of Things
9 3 (1.48%) Replication
10 2 (0.99%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.99%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.99%) Thin Client
11 1 (0.49%) Online Games
11 1 (0.49%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 65 (32.02%) Windows
2 40 (19.70%) Windows Server
3 23 (11.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (10.34%) Linux
5 19 (9.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (4.43%) Windows 10
7 8 (3.94%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.48%) Data ONTAP
8 3 (1.48%) Unix
9 2 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.49%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.49%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (26.60%) ITIL
2 35 (17.24%) Presales
3 31 (15.27%) Service Delivery
4 25 (12.32%) Disaster Recovery
4 25 (12.32%) Information Security
4 25 (12.32%) Problem-Solving
5 22 (10.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 20 (9.85%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (9.36%) Service Management
8 18 (8.87%) SIEM
9 17 (8.37%) PRINCE2
10 15 (7.39%) Stakeholder Management
11 14 (6.90%) DevOps
11 14 (6.90%) Load Balancing
12 13 (6.40%) Incident Management
13 12 (5.91%) Malware Detection/Protection
13 12 (5.91%) Project Management
13 12 (5.91%) Software Optimisation
13 12 (5.91%) Vulnerability Management
14 11 (5.42%) Due Diligence
Programming Languages
1 14 (6.90%) SQL
2 5 (2.46%) C
2 5 (2.46%) Java
2 5 (2.46%) PowerShell
2 5 (2.46%) Python
3 4 (1.97%) T-SQL
4 2 (0.99%) C#
4 2 (0.99%) Perl
4 2 (0.99%) Ruby
5 1 (0.49%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.49%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.49%) Objective-C
5 1 (0.49%) PHP
5 1 (0.49%) VB
5 1 (0.49%) VBA
Qualifications
1 44 (21.67%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (14.29%) CCNP
3 23 (11.33%) CCNA
4 20 (9.85%) Degree
5 16 (7.88%) ITIL Certification
6 12 (5.91%) CCDP
7 11 (5.42%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (5.42%) SC Cleared
7 11 (5.42%) Security Cleared
8 9 (4.43%) Computer Science Degree
9 8 (3.94%) ISEB
9 8 (3.94%) ISEB Practitioner
9 8 (3.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 6 (2.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (2.46%) MCITP
11 5 (2.46%) MCSA
12 4 (1.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 3 (1.48%) CCIE
13 3 (1.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 2 (0.99%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.88%) SLA
2 15 (7.39%) GDPR
3 7 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.97%) GCP
5 3 (1.48%) COSHH
5 3 (1.48%) PMO
5 3 (1.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.49%) COBIT
6 1 (0.49%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.49%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 40 (19.70%) Active Directory
2 35 (17.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (11.82%) Hyper-V
4 7 (3.45%) XenApp
5 6 (2.96%) vSphere
6 5 (2.46%) Docker
6 5 (2.46%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (2.46%) Xen
6 5 (2.46%) XenDesktop
7 4 (1.97%) pfSense
7 4 (1.97%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (1.97%) VMware NSX
8 2 (0.99%) NFS
9 1 (0.49%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.49%) KVM
9 1 (0.49%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.49%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.49%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (2.96%) Cisco CUCM
1 6 (2.96%) SCOM
2 5 (2.46%) Kubernetes
3 4 (1.97%) Cisco UCCX
3 4 (1.97%) FortiGate
3 4 (1.97%) SCCM
4 3 (1.48%) Backup Exec
4 3 (1.48%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (1.48%) Nagios
4 3 (1.48%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.48%) Puppet
4 3 (1.48%) SQL Sentry
4 3 (1.48%) Terraform
5 2 (0.99%) Cacti
5 2 (0.99%) OpenNMS
6 1 (0.49%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.49%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.49%) SmoothWall
6 1 (0.49%) WSUS
Vendors
1 82 (40.39%) Microsoft
2 71 (34.98%) Cisco
3 58 (28.57%) VMware
4 29 (14.29%) Citrix
5 25 (12.32%) HP
6 23 (11.33%) CheckPoint
7 21 (10.34%) Juniper
8 15 (7.39%) Fortinet
8 15 (7.39%) Veeam
9 12 (5.91%) Forcepoint
9 12 (5.91%) Tufin
10 7 (3.45%) F5
10 7 (3.45%) Meraki
11 6 (2.96%) Dell
11 6 (2.96%) Palo Alto
12 5 (2.46%) EMC
13 4 (1.97%) Ericsson
13 4 (1.97%) Huawei
13 4 (1.97%) NetApp
13 4 (1.97%) Nortel