Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Center
England > North West
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 176 145 124
Rank change year-on-year -31 -21 -21
Permanent jobs citing Data Centre 209 280 306
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.78% 2.20% 2.54%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.55% 5.39% 6.10%
Number of salaries quoted 140 191 228
North West median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -6.25%
10th Percentile £30,900 £25,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +2.94% +2.00%

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 4,590 5,195 5,019
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 38.99% 40.85% 41.58%
Number of salaries quoted 3,650 4,065 4,236
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £24,063
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £61,250
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 15 October 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 15 October 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 -21 99 £42,000 -11.58% 23
Cheshire +9 94 £52,500 +29.63% 5
Merseyside -22 8 £44,548 +4.82% 5
Lancashire +5 6 £47,500 -20.83% 4
Data Centre
England

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 79 (37.80%) Cisco
2 71 (33.97%) Windows
3 68 (32.54%) Microsoft
4 67 (32.06%) WAN
4 67 (32.06%) LAN
5 54 (25.84%) ITIL
5 54 (25.84%) VMware
6 52 (24.88%) Cisco Certification
7 47 (22.49%) Firewall
8 45 (21.53%) Active Directory
9 44 (21.05%) Windows Server
10 38 (18.18%) Presales
10 38 (18.18%) Citrix
11 37 (17.70%) CCNP
12 31 (14.83%) VPN
12 31 (14.83%) Network Security
13 30 (14.35%) Service Delivery
14 27 (12.92%) SAN
14 27 (12.92%) CCNA
14 27 (12.92%) Fortinet
14 27 (12.92%) VMware Infrastructure
15 25 (11.96%) CheckPoint
16 24 (11.48%) Disaster Recovery
16 24 (11.48%) Agile Software Development
16 24 (11.48%) Wireless
17 23 (11.00%) DNS
17 23 (11.00%) Microsoft Azure
18 22 (10.53%) Juniper
18 22 (10.53%) Load Balancing
19 21 (10.05%) Finance

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 (6.22%) IIS
2 12 (5.74%) MS Exchange
3 6 (2.87%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (1.44%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.96%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.48%) CMS
7 1 (0.48%) JBoss
7 1 (0.48%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 17 (8.13%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 23 (11.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (8.61%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (6.22%) Office 365
4 10 (4.78%) IaaS
5 7 (3.35%) PaaS
6 6 (2.87%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (1.91%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (1.91%) SaaS
8 1 (0.48%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 67 (32.06%) LAN
1 67 (32.06%) WAN
2 47 (22.49%) Firewall
3 31 (14.83%) Network Security
3 31 (14.83%) VPN
4 27 (12.92%) SAN
5 24 (11.48%) Wireless
6 23 (11.00%) DNS
7 15 (7.18%) Cisco ASA
7 15 (7.18%) WLAN
8 14 (6.70%) BGP
8 14 (6.70%) Internet
8 14 (6.70%) OSPF
8 14 (6.70%) VoIP
9 13 (6.22%) MPLS
10 10 (4.78%) TCP/IP
11 9 (4.31%) Cisco Nexus
11 9 (4.31%) Unified Communications
12 8 (3.83%) RIP
12 8 (3.83%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.74%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.39%) MySQL
3 4 (1.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (1.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.44%) Big Data
4 3 (1.44%) NoSQL
4 3 (1.44%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.44%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.44%) Riak
4 3 (1.44%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.44%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.48%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.48%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.48%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 4 (1.91%) Jenkins
1 4 (1.91%) Octopus Deploy
2 3 (1.44%) Bitbucket
2 3 (1.44%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.44%) TeamCity
3 2 (0.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (0.96%) Subversion
3 2 (0.96%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.48%) ScriptRunner
4 1 (0.48%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 21 (10.05%) Finance
2 10 (4.78%) Legal
3 8 (3.83%) Telecoms
4 7 (3.35%) Law
5 3 (1.44%) Banking
5 3 (1.44%) Games
5 3 (1.44%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.96%) Local Government
6 2 (0.96%) Marketing
7 1 (0.48%) Back Office
7 1 (0.48%) Billing
7 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 36 (17.22%) Architect
2 33 (15.79%) Network Engineer
3 17 (8.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 17 (8.13%) Solutions Architect
4 15 (7.18%) Cisco Engineer
4 15 (7.18%) Security Architect
4 15 (7.18%) Security Solutions Architect
5 14 (6.70%) Analyst
6 12 (5.74%) Information Architect
6 12 (5.74%) Information Security Architect
6 12 (5.74%) Infrastructure Manager
6 12 (5.74%) Project Manager
7 11 (5.26%) IT Manager
8 10 (4.78%) Active Directory Analyst
8 10 (4.78%) Data Centre Manager
8 10 (4.78%) Help Desk Analyst
8 10 (4.78%) IT Analyst
9 9 (4.31%) Data Centre Engineer
9 9 (4.31%) VMware Engineer
10 8 (3.83%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.35%) .NET
2 4 (1.91%) Vue.js
3 3 (1.44%) Middleware
4 2 (0.96%) .NET Framework
4 2 (0.96%) Ajax
4 2 (0.96%) AngularJS
4 2 (0.96%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (0.96%) jQuery
5 1 (0.48%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.48%) Apache Flex
5 1 (0.48%) COM
5 1 (0.48%) iOS SDK
5 1 (0.48%) Java EE
5 1 (0.48%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.61%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (8.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 13 (6.22%) Cyberthreat
3 13 (6.22%) Public Cloud
4 9 (4.31%) Computer Science
4 9 (4.31%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (3.35%) Clustering
5 7 (3.35%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.91%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.44%) Internet of Things
8 2 (0.96%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (0.96%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.96%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.48%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.48%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.48%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.48%) PMI
9 1 (0.48%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.48%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 71 (33.97%) Windows
2 44 (21.05%) Windows Server
3 20 (9.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (8.61%) Linux
5 16 (7.66%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (4.31%) Windows 10
7 8 (3.83%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.48%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.48%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.48%) Unix
8 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (25.84%) ITIL
2 38 (18.18%) Presales
3 30 (14.35%) Service Delivery
4 24 (11.48%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (11.48%) Disaster Recovery
5 22 (10.53%) Load Balancing
6 21 (10.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 20 (9.57%) Information Security
8 18 (8.61%) Problem-Solving
9 17 (8.13%) DevOps
10 15 (7.18%) PRINCE2
10 15 (7.18%) Service Management
10 15 (7.18%) SIEM
10 15 (7.18%) Stakeholder Management
11 13 (6.22%) Incident Management
11 13 (6.22%) Malware Detection/Protection
11 13 (6.22%) Software Optimisation
11 13 (6.22%) Vulnerability Management
12 11 (5.26%) Data Protection
13 10 (4.78%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 13 (6.22%) SQL
2 6 (2.87%) C#
2 6 (2.87%) JavaScript
3 5 (2.39%) Python
3 5 (2.39%) T-SQL
4 4 (1.91%) Go
4 4 (1.91%) Java
4 4 (1.91%) PowerShell
5 3 (1.44%) C
5 3 (1.44%) Ruby
5 3 (1.44%) TypeScript
6 2 (0.96%) Perl
7 1 (0.48%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.48%) Objective-C
7 1 (0.48%) PHP
7 1 (0.48%) VB
7 1 (0.48%) VBA
Qualifications
1 52 (24.88%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (17.70%) CCNP
3 27 (12.92%) CCNA
4 15 (7.18%) Degree
4 15 (7.18%) ITIL Certification
5 14 (6.70%) CCDP
6 11 (5.26%) SC Cleared
6 11 (5.26%) Security Cleared
7 8 (3.83%) CCIE
8 6 (2.87%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (1.91%) ISEB
9 4 (1.91%) ISEB Practitioner
9 4 (1.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (1.91%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 3 (1.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (1.44%) MCITP
10 3 (1.44%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.96%) CISSP
12 1 (0.48%) OCP
12 1 (0.48%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.66%) GDPR
1 16 (7.66%) SLA
2 7 (3.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.96%) PMO
3 2 (0.96%) QA
4 1 (0.48%) COBIT
4 1 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.48%) Data Quality
System Software
1 45 (21.53%) Active Directory
2 27 (12.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (7.18%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.39%) Docker
4 5 (2.39%) pfSense
4 5 (2.39%) VMware NSX
4 5 (2.39%) vSphere
4 5 (2.39%) XenApp
4 5 (2.39%) XenDesktop
5 3 (1.44%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (1.44%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.96%) Xen
7 1 (0.48%) KVM
7 1 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.48%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.48%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 12 (5.74%) FortiGate
2 5 (2.39%) Cisco CUCM
2 5 (2.39%) Cisco UCCX
3 4 (1.91%) Kubernetes
3 4 (1.91%) Nagios
4 3 (1.44%) Backup Exec
4 3 (1.44%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.44%) Puppet
4 3 (1.44%) SQL Sentry
5 2 (0.96%) Cacti
5 2 (0.96%) OpenNMS
5 2 (0.96%) SCOM
5 2 (0.96%) Terraform
6 1 (0.48%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.48%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.48%) OpenView
6 1 (0.48%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.48%) QRadar
Vendors
1 79 (37.80%) Cisco
2 68 (32.54%) Microsoft
3 54 (25.84%) VMware
4 38 (18.18%) Citrix
5 27 (12.92%) Fortinet
6 25 (11.96%) CheckPoint
7 22 (10.53%) Juniper
8 17 (8.13%) Forcepoint
8 17 (8.13%) HP
9 13 (6.22%) Tufin
9 13 (6.22%) Veeam
10 10 (4.78%) Meraki
11 9 (4.31%) Palo Alto
12 8 (3.83%) F5
13 7 (3.35%) NetApp
14 6 (2.87%) Aruba
15 5 (2.39%) SolarWinds
16 4 (1.91%) Huawei
16 4 (1.91%) Nortel
16 4 (1.91%) Symantec