Period
to 22 September 2019

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

Data Center
England > North West
6 months to
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 152 186 141
Rank change year-on-year +34 -45 -23
Permanent jobs citing Data Centre 202 194 290
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.95% 1.64% 2.21%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.97% 4.64% 5.84%
Number of salaries quoted 177 130 202
North West median annual salary £42,500 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.53% +11.76% -9.57%
10th Percentile £30,375 £30,000 £25,047
90th Percentile £69,990 £78,750 £67,500
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 North West with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 4,063 4,180 4,970
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 39.28% 35.25% 37.88%
Number of salaries quoted 2,836 3,294 3,877
North West median annual salary £44,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.22% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,370 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £69,250 £68,750 £65,000
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 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 22 September 2019.

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 22 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
Manchester +55 135 £45,000 +7.78% 30
Cheshire -34 26 £36,500 -30.48% 21
Lancashire -10 21 £40,133 -5.57% 2
Merseyside +7 19 £37,500 -23.66% 19
Data Centre
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 North West region with a requirement for Data Centre.

1 98 (48.51%) Cisco
2 90 (44.55%) VMware
3 85 (42.08%) Windows
4 82 (40.59%) Microsoft
5 67 (33.17%) Azure
6 62 (30.69%) Active Directory
6 62 (30.69%) WAN
7 61 (30.20%) Office 365
8 60 (29.70%) ITIL
9 58 (28.71%) LAN
9 58 (28.71%) VMware Infrastructure
10 51 (25.25%) Windows Server
11 50 (24.75%) Cisco Certification
12 48 (23.76%) Public Sector
13 47 (23.27%) DNS
13 47 (23.27%) Firewall
13 47 (23.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 44 (21.78%) AWS
15 40 (19.80%) NetApp
16 38 (18.81%) Project Delivery
17 37 (18.32%) Migration
18 35 (17.33%) Disaster Recovery
19 33 (16.34%) Project Management
20 32 (15.84%) HP
20 32 (15.84%) Agile Software Development
20 32 (15.84%) Presales
21 31 (15.35%) DHCP
21 31 (15.35%) Linux
22 30 (14.85%) Network Security
23 28 (13.86%) Hyper-V

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 25 (12.38%) SharePoint
2 19 (9.41%) IIS
3 15 (7.43%) MS Exchange
4 5 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (0.99%) Apache
5 2 (0.99%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (0.99%) CloudStack
5 2 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.99%) nginx
5 2 (0.99%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.50%) CICS
Applications
1 7 (3.47%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.49%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.98%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.50%) Magento
2 1 (0.50%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 67 (33.17%) Azure
2 61 (30.20%) Office 365
3 44 (21.78%) AWS
4 12 (5.94%) Power Platform
5 10 (4.95%) IaaS
6 9 (4.46%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (1.98%) SaaS
8 3 (1.49%) G Suite
8 3 (1.49%) GCP
9 2 (0.99%) Amazon ECS
9 2 (0.99%) PaaS
10 1 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.50%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.50%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 62 (30.69%) WAN
2 58 (28.71%) LAN
3 47 (23.27%) DNS
3 47 (23.27%) Firewall
4 31 (15.35%) DHCP
5 30 (14.85%) Network Security
6 28 (13.86%) VPN
7 25 (12.38%) BGP
8 24 (11.88%) OSPF
9 23 (11.39%) TCP/IP
10 22 (10.89%) Wireless
11 19 (9.41%) Cisco Nexus
11 19 (9.41%) SAN
11 19 (9.41%) VLAN
12 17 (8.42%) IPv6
13 16 (7.92%) Internet
14 14 (6.93%) MPLS
15 13 (6.44%) Cisco ASA
15 13 (6.44%) HSRP
16 12 (5.94%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.94%) Power BI
2 4 (1.98%) Amazon RDS
2 4 (1.98%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.99%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (0.99%) Hadoop
3 2 (0.99%) MariaDB
3 2 (0.99%) MongoDB
3 2 (0.99%) MySQL
3 2 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (0.99%) Redis
3 2 (0.99%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.50%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.50%) DataStage
4 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (1.98%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (0.99%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.99%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 48 (23.76%) Public Sector
2 27 (13.37%) Telecoms
3 16 (7.92%) Finance
4 11 (5.45%) Fire and Rescue
4 11 (5.45%) Police
5 5 (2.48%) Banking
5 5 (2.48%) Housing Association
6 4 (1.98%) Local Government
7 3 (1.49%) Retail
8 1 (0.50%) International Banking
8 1 (0.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 46 (22.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 27 (13.37%) Network Engineer
3 19 (9.41%) Analyst
3 19 (9.41%) Consultant
4 15 (7.43%) Architect
5 14 (6.93%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 12 (5.94%) Bid Manager
6 12 (5.94%) Data Centre Engineer
6 12 (5.94%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
7 10 (4.95%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 9 (4.46%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 9 (4.46%) Cisco Engineer
9 8 (3.96%) Field Engineer
9 8 (3.96%) Field Service Engineer
9 8 (3.96%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 8 (3.96%) Principal Consultant
9 8 (3.96%) Senior Field Engineer
9 8 (3.96%) Senior Field Service Engineer
10 7 (3.47%) Cloud Engineer
11 6 (2.97%) IP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (6.93%) Web Services
2 13 (6.44%) Flash
3 7 (3.47%) Middleware
4 2 (0.99%) LAMP
4 2 (0.99%) LAPP Stack
4 2 (0.99%) LEMP Stack
4 2 (0.99%) Sensu
5 1 (0.50%) .NET
5 1 (0.50%) COM
5 1 (0.50%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 23 (11.39%) Public Cloud
2 18 (8.91%) FlexPod
3 16 (7.92%) Replication
4 14 (6.93%) Management Information System
5 12 (5.94%) Hybrid Cloud
5 12 (5.94%) Virtual Team
6 11 (5.45%) Data Protection Act
7 9 (4.46%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (3.47%) Clustering
9 6 (2.97%) Smartphone
10 5 (2.48%) Fat Client
10 5 (2.48%) Self-Motivation
10 5 (2.48%) Thin Client
11 4 (1.98%) Private Cloud
12 3 (1.49%) Cloud Native
12 3 (1.49%) Driving Licence
12 3 (1.49%) HP Storage
13 2 (0.99%) CMDB
14 1 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
14 1 (0.50%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 85 (42.08%) Windows
2 51 (25.25%) Windows Server
3 31 (15.35%) Linux
4 27 (13.37%) Windows 10
5 17 (8.42%) Unix
5 17 (8.42%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (6.44%) Data ONTAP
7 8 (3.96%) Windows 7
8 7 (3.47%) CentOS
8 7 (3.47%) Debian
9 4 (1.98%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (1.49%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.99%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.50%) AIX
12 1 (0.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (29.70%) ITIL
2 47 (23.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 38 (18.81%) Project Delivery
4 37 (18.32%) Migration
5 35 (17.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 33 (16.34%) Project Management
7 32 (15.84%) Agile Software Development
7 32 (15.84%) Presales
8 27 (13.37%) Change Management
8 27 (13.37%) PRINCE2
9 24 (11.88%) Coaching
10 19 (9.41%) Mentoring
11 18 (8.91%) Network Design
12 17 (8.42%) Service Management
12 17 (8.42%) Validation
13 16 (7.92%) Data Protection
13 16 (7.92%) Problem-Solving
14 15 (7.43%) Business Intelligence
15 13 (6.44%) Continuous Improvement
15 13 (6.44%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 14 (6.93%) C
2 13 (6.44%) Python
3 7 (3.47%) PowerShell
4 6 (2.97%) SQL
5 2 (0.99%) Bash Shell
5 2 (0.99%) Java
5 2 (0.99%) Ruby
6 1 (0.50%) COBOL
6 1 (0.50%) PHP
6 1 (0.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 50 (24.75%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (10.40%) CCNA
3 20 (9.90%) Degree
4 18 (8.91%) CCNP
5 15 (7.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 14 (6.93%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (5.94%) APMP
8 11 (5.45%) CCIE
9 9 (4.46%) VCAP
10 8 (3.96%) SC Cleared
10 8 (3.96%) Security Cleared
11 5 (2.48%) CCDP
11 5 (2.48%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (2.48%) MCITP
11 5 (2.48%) MCSE
11 5 (2.48%) NCDA
11 5 (2.48%) NCIE
12 4 (1.98%) JNCIA
12 4 (1.98%) MCSA
13 3 (1.49%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.92%) PMO
2 8 (3.96%) SLA
3 2 (0.99%) GDPR
4 1 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 62 (30.69%) Active Directory
2 58 (28.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (13.86%) Hyper-V
4 23 (11.39%) VMware NSX
5 12 (5.94%) NFS
6 11 (5.45%) VMware Workstation
7 5 (2.48%) Virtual Desktop
8 4 (1.98%) XenDesktop
9 3 (1.49%) Docker
9 3 (1.49%) vCloud
9 3 (1.49%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (1.49%) vSphere
9 3 (1.49%) XenApp
10 2 (0.99%) Varnish
11 1 (0.50%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 25 (12.38%) SCCM
2 12 (5.94%) Cisco CUCM
3 11 (5.45%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 11 (5.45%) SCOM
4 5 (2.48%) FortiGate
5 4 (1.98%) Nexpose
6 3 (1.49%) Nagios
7 2 (0.99%) Ansible
7 2 (0.99%) Graphite
7 2 (0.99%) Graylog
7 2 (0.99%) HAProxy
7 2 (0.99%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.99%) logstash
7 2 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.99%) Puppet
7 2 (0.99%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.50%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.50%) OpenNMS
8 1 (0.50%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 98 (48.51%) Cisco
2 90 (44.55%) VMware
3 82 (40.59%) Microsoft
4 40 (19.80%) NetApp
5 32 (15.84%) HP
6 22 (10.89%) Citrix
6 22 (10.89%) Veeam
7 20 (9.90%) Palo Alto
8 18 (8.91%) Juniper
9 16 (7.92%) Dell
9 16 (7.92%) SolarWinds
10 11 (5.45%) Meraki
11 10 (4.95%) Fortinet
12 9 (4.46%) CheckPoint
12 9 (4.46%) F5
12 9 (4.46%) IBM
13 7 (3.47%) Arista
13 7 (3.47%) ServiceNow
14 6 (2.97%) Red Hat
15 4 (1.98%) Remedy