Period
to 2 April 2020

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

Data Center
England > North West
6 months to
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 138 133 171
Rank change year-on-year -5 +38 -61
Permanent jobs citing Data Centre 174 235 240
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 2.16% 2.32% 1.85%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.76% 5.66% 5.06%
Number of salaries quoted 140 192 164
Median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +7.78% +2.27%
10th Percentile £30,950 £32,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £75,000 £68,750
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +6.08%

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 3,020 4,155 4,745
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 37.48% 41.07% 36.48%
Number of salaries quoted 2,300 3,080 3,638
Median annual salary £47,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,200 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,312 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +1.01%

Data Centre
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Data Centre as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Data Centre in the North West over the 6 months to 2 April 2020.

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 2 April 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
Manchester +21 124 £42,500 -22.73% 28
Cheshire -8 23 £45,000 +20.00% 2
Merseyside -3 15 £54,000 +11.34% 3
Lancashire +20 9 £55,000 +15.79% 2
Cumbria -21 2 £40,500 +24.62% 2
Data Centre
England

For the 6 months to 2 April 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 North West region with a requirement for Data Centre.

1 74 (42.53%) VMware
2 73 (41.95%) Azure
3 68 (39.08%) Microsoft
4 66 (37.93%) Windows
5 62 (35.63%) Cisco
6 52 (29.89%) VMware Infrastructure
6 52 (29.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 47 (27.01%) WAN
8 44 (25.29%) Firewall
9 43 (24.71%) LAN
10 42 (24.14%) AWS
11 41 (23.56%) Agile Software Development
12 40 (22.99%) DevOps
13 39 (22.41%) Active Directory
14 36 (20.69%) Linux
15 35 (20.11%) Migration
15 35 (20.11%) SCCM
16 34 (19.54%) Windows Server
17 27 (15.52%) Private Cloud
17 27 (15.52%) Finance
18 25 (14.37%) Cisco Certification
19 24 (13.79%) SAN
19 24 (13.79%) DNS
20 23 (13.22%) ITIL
20 23 (13.22%) Configuration Management
20 23 (13.22%) Public Sector
21 22 (12.64%) TCP/IP
21 22 (12.64%) Office 365
22 21 (12.07%) SQL Server
23 20 (11.49%) NetApp

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 20 (11.49%) MS Exchange
2 17 (9.77%) SharePoint
3 11 (6.32%) IIS
4 9 (5.17%) Apache
5 8 (4.60%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.15%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.15%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.57%) Confluence
7 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (1.72%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (4.02%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 73 (41.95%) Azure
2 42 (24.14%) AWS
3 22 (12.64%) Office 365
4 17 (9.77%) PaaS
5 12 (6.90%) IaaS
5 12 (6.90%) SaaS
6 7 (4.02%) Serverless
7 5 (2.87%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (2.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 4 (2.30%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (1.72%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (1.72%) Amazon ECS
9 3 (1.72%) Amazon S3
9 3 (1.72%) AWS CodeBuild
9 3 (1.72%) AWS CodePipeline
9 3 (1.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (1.15%) GitHub
11 1 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.57%) GCP
11 1 (0.57%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 47 (27.01%) WAN
2 44 (25.29%) Firewall
3 43 (24.71%) LAN
4 24 (13.79%) DNS
4 24 (13.79%) SAN
5 22 (12.64%) TCP/IP
6 16 (9.20%) VPN
7 15 (8.62%) Wireless
8 12 (6.90%) VLAN
9 11 (6.32%) Cisco Nexus
9 11 (6.32%) Network Security
10 10 (5.75%) NetScaler
11 9 (5.17%) BGP
11 9 (5.17%) OSPF
11 9 (5.17%) SMTP
11 9 (5.17%) Wi-Fi
12 8 (4.60%) Unified Communications
13 7 (4.02%) NAS
14 6 (3.45%) Cisco ASA
14 6 (3.45%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (12.07%) SQL Server
2 14 (8.05%) MySQL
3 9 (5.17%) MariaDB
4 7 (4.02%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (4.02%) Snowflake Schema
4 7 (4.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 7 (4.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (4.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (4.02%) Star Schema
5 3 (1.72%) Amazon Aurora
5 3 (1.72%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (1.72%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.72%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.72%) Redis
6 2 (1.15%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (1.15%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 15 (8.62%) Git (software)
2 11 (6.32%) Jenkins
3 7 (4.02%) GitLab
4 2 (1.15%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.57%) JIRA
General
1 27 (15.52%) Finance
2 23 (13.22%) Public Sector
3 20 (11.49%) Law
4 16 (9.20%) Retail
5 13 (7.47%) Legal
6 7 (4.02%) Fire and Rescue
7 5 (2.87%) Banking
7 5 (2.87%) Police
8 3 (1.72%) Marketing
8 3 (1.72%) Telecoms
9 2 (1.15%) Billing
9 2 (1.15%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.57%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 47 (27.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 21 (12.07%) Developer
3 18 (10.34%) Network Engineer
4 15 (8.62%) Cloud Engineer
5 12 (6.90%) Architect
6 9 (5.17%) Analyst
6 9 (5.17%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
6 9 (5.17%) Infrastructure Manager
6 9 (5.17%) Senior Network Engineer
6 9 (5.17%) Support Engineer
6 9 (5.17%) Systems Engineer
7 7 (4.02%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 7 (4.02%) Full Stack Developer
7 7 (4.02%) VMware Engineer
7 7 (4.02%) Windows Engineer
7 7 (4.02%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (3.45%) Applications Developer
8 6 (3.45%) DevOps Engineer
8 6 (3.45%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (3.45%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.47%) .NET
1 13 (7.47%) ASP.NET
1 13 (7.47%) REST
1 13 (7.47%) XML
1 13 (7.47%) XSLT
2 12 (6.90%) Web Services
3 9 (5.17%) LAMP
3 9 (5.17%) LDAP
4 7 (4.02%) .NET Framework
4 7 (4.02%) AngularJS
4 7 (4.02%) MDX
4 7 (4.02%) SOAP
5 6 (3.45%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 6 (3.45%) COM+
5 6 (3.45%) JSON
5 6 (3.45%) Node.js
5 6 (3.45%) WCF
5 6 (3.45%) XML Schema
6 1 (0.57%) COM
6 1 (0.57%) JBoss Seam
Miscellaneous
1 27 (15.52%) Private Cloud
2 11 (6.32%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (6.32%) Hybrid Cloud
3 7 (4.02%) Public Cloud
4 6 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (3.45%) User Experience
5 5 (2.87%) Cloud Native
5 5 (2.87%) CMDB
5 5 (2.87%) Data Protection Act
5 5 (2.87%) Data Structures
5 5 (2.87%) NHS
5 5 (2.87%) Wiki
6 4 (2.30%) Life Science
7 3 (1.72%) AS400
7 3 (1.72%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.72%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.15%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (1.15%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.15%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 66 (37.93%) Windows
2 36 (20.69%) Linux
3 34 (19.54%) Windows Server
4 11 (6.32%) Windows 10
4 11 (6.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (5.17%) CentOS
6 7 (4.02%) HPUX
7 6 (3.45%) Apple iOS
8 5 (2.87%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (2.87%) Windows Server 2016
9 4 (2.30%) Unix
10 3 (1.72%) Mac OS
10 3 (1.72%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (29.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 41 (23.56%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (22.99%) DevOps
4 35 (20.11%) Migration
5 23 (13.22%) Configuration Management
5 23 (13.22%) ITIL
6 18 (10.34%) High Availability
6 18 (10.34%) Problem-Solving
7 16 (9.20%) Mentoring
7 16 (9.20%) Service Delivery
8 14 (8.05%) Continuous Improvement
9 13 (7.47%) Incident Management
9 13 (7.47%) Practice Management
10 12 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
11 11 (6.32%) Business Intelligence
11 11 (6.32%) Coaching
12 10 (5.75%) Performance Monitoring
13 9 (5.17%) Security Patching
13 9 (5.17%) Server Building
13 9 (5.17%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 15 (8.62%) SQL
2 14 (8.05%) Python
3 13 (7.47%) C#
3 13 (7.47%) XPath
4 11 (6.32%) Bash Shell
5 10 (5.75%) PowerShell
6 7 (4.02%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 7 (4.02%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.57%) C
7 1 (0.57%) C++
7 1 (0.57%) ES6
7 1 (0.57%) PHP
7 1 (0.57%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 25 (14.37%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (11.49%) Degree
3 17 (9.77%) CCNP
4 12 (6.90%) CCNA
5 8 (4.60%) CCDP
6 6 (3.45%) CCIE
6 6 (3.45%) Security Cleared
7 5 (2.87%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (1.72%) HNC
8 3 (1.72%) HND
8 3 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.72%) MCSE
8 3 (1.72%) SC Cleared
9 2 (1.15%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 2 (1.15%) CASP
9 2 (1.15%) CISM
9 2 (1.15%) CISSP
9 2 (1.15%) MCSA
9 2 (1.15%) NCDA
9 2 (1.15%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.17%) PCI DSS
2 7 (4.02%) GDPR
3 5 (2.87%) SLA
4 4 (2.30%) PMO
5 3 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.57%) COBIT
6 1 (0.57%) NIST
6 1 (0.57%) QA
System Software
1 52 (29.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 39 (22.41%) Active Directory
3 20 (11.49%) VMware ESXi
4 15 (8.62%) Docker
4 15 (8.62%) Hyper-V
5 13 (7.47%) vSphere
6 9 (5.17%) NFS
6 9 (5.17%) Samba
6 9 (5.17%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (4.60%) VMware NSX
7 8 (4.60%) XenApp
7 8 (4.60%) XenDesktop
8 5 (2.87%) VMware Workstation
9 4 (2.30%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 4 (2.30%) Firmware
10 3 (1.72%) vCloud
11 2 (1.15%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.57%) KVM
Systems Management
1 35 (20.11%) SCCM
2 15 (8.62%) Nagios
3 13 (7.47%) Kubernetes
4 12 (6.90%) Ansible
4 12 (6.90%) vRealize
5 11 (6.32%) WSUS
6 10 (5.75%) Cacti
7 9 (5.17%) Galera Cluster
7 9 (5.17%) HAProxy
7 9 (5.17%) Puppet
7 9 (5.17%) Terraform
8 8 (4.60%) Cisco CUCM
8 8 (4.60%) SCOM
9 6 (3.45%) Istio
10 5 (2.87%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 3 (1.72%) Backup Exec
11 3 (1.72%) Cisco Prime
11 3 (1.72%) Failover Clustering
11 3 (1.72%) Jamf Pro
11 3 (1.72%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 74 (42.53%) VMware
2 68 (39.08%) Microsoft
3 62 (35.63%) Cisco
4 20 (11.49%) NetApp
5 17 (9.77%) Citrix
6 15 (8.62%) HP
7 14 (8.05%) Palo Alto
8 12 (6.90%) Fortinet
8 12 (6.90%) Meraki
9 9 (5.17%) CheckPoint
9 9 (5.17%) SAP
10 8 (4.60%) McAfee
11 7 (4.02%) EMC
11 7 (4.02%) Intapp
11 7 (4.02%) Oracle
12 6 (3.45%) Apple
13 5 (2.87%) SolarWinds
14 4 (2.30%) ServiceNow
15 3 (1.72%) Dynatrace
15 3 (1.72%) Snow