Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Center
England > North West
6 months to
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 168 123 110
Rank change year-on-year -45 -13 -27
Permanent jobs citing Data Centre 217 319 284
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.77% 2.58% 2.55%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.57% 5.94% 6.36%
Number of salaries quoted 138 237 190
North West median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% -12.00% +8.70%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,100 £33,400
90th Percentile £75,000 £68,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,188
% change year-on-year +4.76% +2.56% +2.38%

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 4,745 5,367 4,467
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 38.79% 43.38% 40.17%
Number of salaries quoted 3,657 4,386 3,717
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,750 £22,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £61,250 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.01% -1.00% +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 24 May 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 24 May 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 -37 123 £42,500 - 18
Cheshire -14 78 £50,375 +32.57% 12
Merseyside -24 11 £53,750 +1.42% 5
Lancashire -6 2 £40,000 -33.33%
Data Centre
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 84 (38.71%) Cisco
2 81 (37.33%) Microsoft
3 68 (31.34%) Windows
4 63 (29.03%) VMware
5 53 (24.42%) Cisco Certification
6 48 (22.12%) ITIL
7 47 (21.66%) WAN
7 47 (21.66%) Firewall
8 46 (21.20%) LAN
9 41 (18.89%) Microsoft Azure
10 37 (17.05%) Windows Server
11 35 (16.13%) Active Directory
12 34 (15.67%) Amazon AWS
13 33 (15.21%) CCNP
13 33 (15.21%) SAN
14 32 (14.75%) HP
15 31 (14.29%) CCNA
15 31 (14.29%) Citrix
15 31 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
16 30 (13.82%) Office 365
16 30 (13.82%) VPN
16 30 (13.82%) Linux
17 28 (12.90%) Problem-Solving
18 27 (12.44%) Hyper-V
19 24 (11.06%) Presales
19 24 (11.06%) SQL
19 24 (11.06%) Wireless
19 24 (11.06%) Disaster Recovery
20 23 (10.60%) Agile Software Development
20 23 (10.60%) Project 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 11 (5.07%) MS Exchange
2 10 (4.61%) IIS
2 10 (4.61%) SharePoint
3 9 (4.15%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (3.69%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (1.38%) SharePoint Server
5 3 (1.38%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.92%) JBoss
7 1 (0.46%) Apache
7 1 (0.46%) OpenStack
Applications
1 12 (5.53%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.46%) Revit
Cloud Services
1 41 (18.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (15.67%) Amazon AWS
3 30 (13.82%) Office 365
4 14 (6.45%) IaaS
4 14 (6.45%) SaaS
5 9 (4.15%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (3.23%) OneDrive
7 5 (2.30%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (2.30%) Amazon Kinesis
7 5 (2.30%) Amazon SQS
7 5 (2.30%) AWS Lambda
7 5 (2.30%) PaaS
7 5 (2.30%) Serverless
8 3 (1.38%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.92%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.46%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 47 (21.66%) Firewall
1 47 (21.66%) WAN
2 46 (21.20%) LAN
3 33 (15.21%) SAN
4 30 (13.82%) VPN
5 24 (11.06%) Wireless
6 22 (10.14%) DNS
7 18 (8.29%) Network Security
8 16 (7.37%) VoIP
9 14 (6.45%) BGP
10 12 (5.53%) Cisco ASA
10 12 (5.53%) Ethernet
10 12 (5.53%) Internet
10 12 (5.53%) OSPF
10 12 (5.53%) TCP/IP
10 12 (5.53%) VLAN
11 11 (5.07%) MPLS
12 10 (4.61%) Wi-Fi
12 10 (4.61%) WLAN
13 9 (4.15%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (7.83%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.69%) MySQL
3 7 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (2.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (2.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 5 (2.30%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (2.30%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (1.84%) SQL Server 2016
7 3 (1.38%) Big Data
7 3 (1.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 3 (1.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.92%) MS Access
9 1 (0.46%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.46%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 8 (3.69%) Jenkins
2 7 (3.23%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.84%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (1.38%) Bitbucket
4 3 (1.38%) GoCD
4 3 (1.38%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.38%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.92%) Subversion
5 2 (0.92%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.46%) ScriptRunner
6 1 (0.46%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 20 (9.22%) Finance
2 12 (5.53%) Law
3 11 (5.07%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.69%) Games
5 5 (2.30%) Legal
5 5 (2.30%) Publishing
6 4 (1.84%) Marketing
7 3 (1.38%) Banking
7 3 (1.38%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.38%) Local Government
7 3 (1.38%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.92%) Advertising
8 2 (0.92%) Back Office
8 2 (0.92%) Retail
9 1 (0.46%) Billing
9 1 (0.46%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 28 (12.90%) Network Engineer
2 24 (11.06%) Analyst
2 24 (11.06%) Architect
3 19 (8.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 15 (6.91%) IT Analyst
4 15 (6.91%) Solutions Architect
5 13 (5.99%) Support Engineer
6 11 (5.07%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 10 (4.61%) Data Centre Engineer
7 10 (4.61%) Senior Network Engineer
7 10 (4.61%) VMware Engineer
8 9 (4.15%) IT Infrastructure Analyst
9 8 (3.69%) Administrator
9 8 (3.69%) Information Architect
9 8 (3.69%) Information Security Architect
9 8 (3.69%) IT Manager
9 8 (3.69%) Security Architect
9 8 (3.69%) Security Solutions Architect
9 8 (3.69%) Systems Administrator
9 8 (3.69%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.61%) Web Services
2 6 (2.76%) .NET
3 5 (2.30%) Flash
3 5 (2.30%) RabbitMQ
4 4 (1.84%) 802.1X
5 3 (1.38%) ASP.NET
5 3 (1.38%) CSS
5 3 (1.38%) CSS3
5 3 (1.38%) HTML
5 3 (1.38%) HTML5
5 3 (1.38%) jQuery
5 3 (1.38%) REST
6 2 (0.92%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.92%) Java EE
6 2 (0.92%) ODBC
7 1 (0.46%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 15 (6.91%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.07%) Replication
3 9 (4.15%) Computer Science
3 9 (4.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 8 (3.69%) Cyberthreat
4 8 (3.69%) Enterprise Storage
4 8 (3.69%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.76%) Public Cloud
6 5 (2.30%) FlexPod
7 4 (1.84%) Clustering
7 4 (1.84%) HP Storage
7 4 (1.84%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (1.84%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.38%) Enterprise Cloud
9 2 (0.92%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.92%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.92%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.92%) Internet of Things
9 2 (0.92%) PKI
9 2 (0.92%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 68 (31.34%) Windows
2 37 (17.05%) Windows Server
3 30 (13.82%) Linux
4 19 (8.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (8.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (5.53%) Windows 10
7 10 (4.61%) Data ONTAP
7 10 (4.61%) Windows 7
8 7 (3.23%) CentOS
8 7 (3.23%) Unix
9 3 (1.38%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.46%) Debian
10 1 (0.46%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.46%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (22.12%) ITIL
2 28 (12.90%) Problem-Solving
3 24 (11.06%) Disaster Recovery
3 24 (11.06%) Presales
4 23 (10.60%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (10.60%) Project Management
5 17 (7.83%) Information Security
6 16 (7.37%) Load Balancing
7 15 (6.91%) DevOps
7 15 (6.91%) Service Delivery
7 15 (6.91%) Service Management
8 14 (6.45%) Migration
8 14 (6.45%) PRINCE2
8 14 (6.45%) SIEM
9 13 (5.99%) Configuration Management
10 12 (5.53%) Mentoring
11 9 (4.15%) Change Management
11 9 (4.15%) IT Strategy
11 9 (4.15%) Microservices
11 9 (4.15%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (11.06%) SQL
2 14 (6.45%) Python
3 11 (5.07%) Perl
4 9 (4.15%) Bash Shell
5 7 (3.23%) PowerShell
6 6 (2.76%) C
7 5 (2.30%) PHP
8 4 (1.84%) Java
9 3 (1.38%) JavaScript
9 3 (1.38%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.92%) Ruby
10 2 (0.92%) VBA
Qualifications
1 53 (24.42%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (15.21%) CCNP
3 31 (14.29%) CCNA
4 23 (10.60%) Microsoft Certification
5 22 (10.14%) Degree
6 16 (7.37%) MCSA
7 10 (4.61%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (4.15%) CCDP
8 9 (4.15%) MCSE
8 9 (4.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 8 (3.69%) ISEB
9 8 (3.69%) ISEB Practitioner
9 8 (3.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 7 (3.23%) MCITP
11 6 (2.76%) Computer Science Degree
12 4 (1.84%) CCENT
12 4 (1.84%) NCDA
12 4 (1.84%) RHCT
13 3 (1.38%) SC Cleared
13 3 (1.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.83%) SLA
2 10 (4.61%) GDPR
2 10 (4.61%) PCI DSS
3 5 (2.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.30%) PMO
4 3 (1.38%) COSHH
4 3 (1.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.46%) COBIT
5 1 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.46%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 35 (16.13%) Active Directory
2 31 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (12.44%) Hyper-V
4 11 (5.07%) Docker
5 8 (3.69%) XenApp
6 4 (1.84%) vSphere
6 4 (1.84%) XenDesktop
7 3 (1.38%) NFS
7 3 (1.38%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.38%) Xen
8 2 (0.92%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (0.92%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.46%) pfSense
9 1 (0.46%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.46%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.46%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (6.91%) SCCM
2 12 (5.53%) Puppet
3 9 (4.15%) SCOM
4 8 (3.69%) Kubernetes
5 5 (2.30%) Cisco CUCM
5 5 (2.30%) Nagios
6 4 (1.84%) Cacti
6 4 (1.84%) OpenNMS
6 4 (1.84%) RANCID
7 3 (1.38%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (1.38%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.38%) SQL Sentry
8 2 (0.92%) FortiGate
8 2 (0.92%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.92%) SmoothWall
8 2 (0.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.92%) Terraform
8 2 (0.92%) WSUS
9 1 (0.46%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.46%) PowerBroker
Vendors
1 84 (38.71%) Cisco
2 81 (37.33%) Microsoft
3 63 (29.03%) VMware
4 32 (14.75%) HP
5 31 (14.29%) Citrix
6 23 (10.60%) Juniper
7 20 (9.22%) CheckPoint
8 15 (6.91%) NetApp
9 13 (5.99%) Veeam
10 12 (5.53%) F5
11 11 (5.07%) Dell
12 9 (4.15%) EMC
12 9 (4.15%) Fortinet
13 8 (3.69%) Forcepoint
13 8 (3.69%) Tufin
14 7 (3.23%) Ericsson
15 6 (2.76%) Aruba
15 6 (2.76%) Huawei
15 6 (2.76%) Red Hat
16 5 (2.30%) 3PAR