Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Center
England > North West
6 months to
19 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 133 173 141
Rank change year-on-year +40 -32 -35
Permanent jobs citing Data Centre 238 208 302
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.31% 1.70% 2.36%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.55% 4.78% 5.83%
Number of salaries quoted 177 136 230
North West median annual salary £40,266 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.52% - -10.00%
10th Percentile £30,375 £27,500 £26,925
90th Percentile £68,366 £78,750 £68,750
England median annual salary £54,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -1.82% +4.76% +0.96%

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 4,292 4,354 5,179
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 41.72% 35.50% 40.51%
Number of salaries quoted 2,959 3,370 4,181
North West median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,925 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +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 19 June 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 19 June 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 +51 151 £45,000 +6.51% 8
Cheshire -3 47 £37,500 -28.57% 2
Merseyside +13 18 £35,979 -40.04% 3
Lancashire +2 17 £47,500 +18.75%
Cumbria - 4 £32,500 -
Data Centre
England

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 95 (39.92%) Cisco
2 83 (34.87%) Microsoft
3 77 (32.35%) Windows
4 67 (28.15%) VMware
5 61 (25.63%) WAN
6 60 (25.21%) Cisco Certification
7 59 (24.79%) LAN
8 57 (23.95%) Microsoft Azure
9 54 (22.69%) VMware Infrastructure
10 53 (22.27%) ITIL
11 49 (20.59%) Firewall
12 47 (19.75%) Office 365
13 44 (18.49%) Windows Server
14 42 (17.65%) Active Directory
15 40 (16.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 39 (16.39%) NetApp
17 38 (15.97%) Disaster Recovery
18 37 (15.55%) DNS
19 36 (15.13%) CCNP
20 35 (14.71%) Amazon AWS
21 34 (14.29%) Project Management
21 34 (14.29%) VPN
22 32 (13.45%) CCNA
22 32 (13.45%) Presales
23 30 (12.61%) Network Security
23 30 (12.61%) Agile Software Development
24 29 (12.18%) HP
24 29 (12.18%) BGP
25 28 (11.76%) OSPF
25 28 (11.76%) Wireless

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 18 (7.56%) MS Exchange
2 17 (7.14%) IIS
3 15 (6.30%) SharePoint
4 8 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (2.10%) Apache
5 5 (2.10%) nginx
6 4 (1.68%) Cloud Foundry
6 4 (1.68%) CloudStack
6 4 (1.68%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (1.68%) OpenStack
7 3 (1.26%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.42%) CICS
9 1 (0.42%) JBoss
9 1 (0.42%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.42%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.42%) WordPress
Applications
1 16 (6.72%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.42%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 57 (23.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 47 (19.75%) Office 365
3 35 (14.71%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (5.88%) SaaS
5 11 (4.62%) IaaS
6 10 (4.20%) Cloud Computing
6 10 (4.20%) Power Platform
7 5 (2.10%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (1.68%) Amazon ECS
8 4 (1.68%) Amazon S3
9 3 (1.26%) PaaS
10 1 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.42%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.42%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 61 (25.63%) WAN
2 59 (24.79%) LAN
3 49 (20.59%) Firewall
4 37 (15.55%) DNS
5 34 (14.29%) VPN
6 30 (12.61%) Network Security
7 29 (12.18%) BGP
8 28 (11.76%) OSPF
8 28 (11.76%) Wireless
9 22 (9.24%) Cisco Nexus
10 20 (8.40%) Cisco Firepower
10 20 (8.40%) Internet
10 20 (8.40%) TCP/IP
11 19 (7.98%) Cisco ASA
11 19 (7.98%) DHCP
11 19 (7.98%) MPLS
11 19 (7.98%) VLAN
12 18 (7.56%) IPv6
13 14 (5.88%) SAN
14 13 (5.46%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (8.40%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.62%) SQL Server 2008
2 11 (4.62%) SQL Server 2016
3 10 (4.20%) Power BI
4 6 (2.52%) Azure SQL Database
4 6 (2.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (2.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (2.10%) MySQL
6 4 (1.68%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (1.68%) Hadoop
6 4 (1.68%) MariaDB
6 4 (1.68%) MongoDB
6 4 (1.68%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (1.68%) Redis
7 2 (0.84%) Big Data
7 2 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.42%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.42%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (0.42%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 4 (1.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 4 (1.68%) Git (software)
1 4 (1.68%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 26 (10.92%) Finance
1 26 (10.92%) Telecoms
2 10 (4.20%) Banking
2 10 (4.20%) Retail
3 3 (1.26%) Billing
4 2 (0.84%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.42%) Back Office
5 1 (0.42%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.42%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.42%) Law
5 1 (0.42%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 38 (15.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 36 (15.13%) Network Engineer
3 20 (8.40%) Architect
4 19 (7.98%) Analyst
4 19 (7.98%) Consultant
5 11 (4.62%) Data Centre Engineer
5 11 (4.62%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 11 (4.62%) Project Manager
6 10 (4.20%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 10 (4.20%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (4.20%) Service Manager
6 10 (4.20%) Unix Engineer
7 9 (3.78%) Bid Manager
7 9 (3.78%) Cisco Engineer
7 9 (3.78%) Developer
7 9 (3.78%) Infrastructure Manager
7 9 (3.78%) Technical Manager
7 9 (3.78%) VMware Engineer
8 8 (3.36%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 8 (3.36%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.46%) Flash
1 13 (5.46%) Middleware
2 11 (4.62%) .NET
2 11 (4.62%) Web Services
3 6 (2.52%) WAP
4 5 (2.10%) LEMP Stack
5 4 (1.68%) Ajax
5 4 (1.68%) CSS
5 4 (1.68%) HTML
5 4 (1.68%) HTML5
5 4 (1.68%) LAMP
5 4 (1.68%) LAPP Stack
5 4 (1.68%) RESTful
5 4 (1.68%) Sensu
6 1 (0.42%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 26 (10.92%) Public Cloud
2 18 (7.56%) FlexPod
3 16 (6.72%) Replication
4 15 (6.30%) Clustering
4 15 (6.30%) Management Information System
5 14 (5.88%) Hybrid Cloud
6 12 (5.04%) Smartphone
7 11 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (3.78%) Virtual Team
9 8 (3.36%) Self-Motivation
10 7 (2.94%) Fat Client
10 7 (2.94%) Thin Client
11 6 (2.52%) Data Protection Act
11 6 (2.52%) Private Cloud
12 3 (1.26%) Blackberry
12 3 (1.26%) Driving Licence
13 1 (0.42%) Enterprise Software
13 1 (0.42%) Mainframe
13 1 (0.42%) Video Conferencing
13 1 (0.42%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 77 (32.35%) Windows
2 44 (18.49%) Windows Server
3 26 (10.92%) Unix
4 25 (10.50%) Linux
4 25 (10.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (6.72%) Windows 10
6 13 (5.46%) Data ONTAP
7 9 (3.78%) Debian
7 9 (3.78%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (3.36%) CentOS
9 6 (2.52%) Windows 7
10 3 (1.26%) Android
11 1 (0.42%) AIX
11 1 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.42%) Solaris
11 1 (0.42%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.42%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (22.27%) ITIL
2 40 (16.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 38 (15.97%) Disaster Recovery
4 34 (14.29%) Project Management
5 32 (13.45%) Presales
6 30 (12.61%) Agile Software Development
7 28 (11.76%) Change Management
8 27 (11.34%) Migration
9 23 (9.66%) DevOps
9 23 (9.66%) PRINCE2
10 21 (8.82%) Problem-Solving
10 21 (8.82%) Validation
11 19 (7.98%) Configuration Management
12 18 (7.56%) Data Protection
13 17 (7.14%) Mentoring
13 17 (7.14%) Service Delivery
14 16 (6.72%) Network Design
15 15 (6.30%) Coaching
15 15 (6.30%) Continuous Improvement
16 14 (5.88%) Tech Ops
Programming Languages
1 21 (8.82%) SQL
2 17 (7.14%) Python
3 15 (6.30%) C
4 10 (4.20%) Java
5 6 (2.52%) JavaScript
5 6 (2.52%) T-SQL
6 5 (2.10%) Bash Shell
6 5 (2.10%) C#
6 5 (2.10%) PowerShell
7 4 (1.68%) Ruby
8 1 (0.42%) COBOL
8 1 (0.42%) PHP
8 1 (0.42%) VB
8 1 (0.42%) VBA
8 1 (0.42%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 60 (25.21%) Cisco Certification
2 36 (15.13%) CCNP
3 32 (13.45%) CCNA
4 19 (7.98%) Degree
5 15 (6.30%) CCIE
6 13 (5.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 11 (4.62%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (3.78%) APMP
8 9 (3.78%) SC Cleared
8 9 (3.78%) Security Cleared
8 9 (3.78%) VCAP
9 6 (2.52%) JNCIA
9 6 (2.52%) MCSE
10 4 (1.68%) CCDP
10 4 (1.68%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 4 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (1.68%) MBA
10 4 (1.68%) MCP
10 4 (1.68%) NCDA
10 4 (1.68%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.14%) PMO
2 9 (3.78%) SLA
3 7 (2.94%) GDPR
4 3 (1.26%) ISO 14001
4 3 (1.26%) ISO 22301
4 3 (1.26%) ISO 9000
4 3 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 3 (1.26%) QA
5 1 (0.42%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 54 (22.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 42 (17.65%) Active Directory
3 19 (7.98%) Hyper-V
4 17 (7.14%) VMware NSX
5 10 (4.20%) NFS
5 10 (4.20%) PowerHA
6 6 (2.52%) VMware Workstation
6 6 (2.52%) XenDesktop
7 5 (2.10%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 5 (2.10%) Docker
7 5 (2.10%) Virtual Desktop
8 4 (1.68%) Varnish
9 3 (1.26%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.84%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.42%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.42%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (5.88%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (2.94%) SCCM
3 6 (2.52%) FortiGate
3 6 (2.52%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 6 (2.52%) SCOM
4 5 (2.10%) Cisco Prime
4 5 (2.10%) Microsoft Clustering
4 5 (2.10%) Stealthwatch
5 4 (1.68%) Ansible
5 4 (1.68%) Graphite
5 4 (1.68%) Graylog
5 4 (1.68%) HAProxy
5 4 (1.68%) Kubernetes
5 4 (1.68%) logstash
5 4 (1.68%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (1.68%) Puppet
5 4 (1.68%) SQL Sentry
5 4 (1.68%) ZABBIX
6 3 (1.26%) Cisco CME
7 1 (0.42%) OpenNMS
Vendors
1 95 (39.92%) Cisco
2 83 (34.87%) Microsoft
3 67 (28.15%) VMware
4 39 (16.39%) NetApp
5 29 (12.18%) HP
6 22 (9.24%) Veeam
7 21 (8.82%) Dell
8 20 (8.40%) Juniper
9 18 (7.56%) Palo Alto
10 15 (6.30%) Citrix
10 15 (6.30%) F5
10 15 (6.30%) IBM
11 9 (3.78%) Fortinet
12 8 (3.36%) Arista
12 8 (3.36%) CheckPoint
12 8 (3.36%) IronPort
12 8 (3.36%) Meraki
13 7 (2.94%) SolarWinds
14 5 (2.10%) CA
14 5 (2.10%) Darktrace