Period
to 8 August 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 8 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Center
England > North West
6 months to
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 103 157 184
Rank change year-on-year +54 +27 -34
Permanent jobs citing Data Centre 123 208 203
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 2.46% 1.97% 1.66%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.50% 4.80% 4.80%
Number of salaries quoted 137 166 141
Median annual salary £52,500 £42,708 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.93% -5.09% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £72,500 £78,750
England median annual salary £58,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +5.45% - +4.76%

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 1,893 4,334 4,225
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 37.87% 41.01% 34.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1,496 2,927 3,304
Median annual salary £50,000 £44,000 £44,486
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.64% -1.09% +7.19%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,250 £26,075
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £53,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +3.77% +0.95% +5.00%

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 8 August 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 8 August 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 +36 72 £52,000 +15.56% 7
Cheshire +49 24 £35,000 -6.67% 2
Merseyside +22 14 £55,000 +46.67%
Cumbria - 6 £50,000 -
Lancashire +48 3 £50,000 +5.26% 1
Data Centre
England

For the 6 months to 8 August 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 66 (53.66%) Cisco
2 53 (43.09%) WAN
3 49 (39.84%) LAN
3 49 (39.84%) VMware
4 39 (31.71%) Microsoft
5 36 (29.27%) SAN
5 36 (29.27%) Windows
6 35 (28.46%) Firewall
7 31 (25.20%) Active Directory
8 30 (24.39%) Fortinet
9 27 (21.95%) Azure
9 27 (21.95%) OSPF
9 27 (21.95%) BGP
9 27 (21.95%) Cisco Nexus
9 27 (21.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 24 (19.51%) Wireless
10 24 (19.51%) Linux
11 22 (17.89%) TCP/IP
11 22 (17.89%) Cisco Certification
12 21 (17.07%) ITIL
12 21 (17.07%) AWS
12 21 (17.07%) VMware Infrastructure
13 20 (16.26%) CheckPoint
13 20 (16.26%) Change Management
13 20 (16.26%) Palo Alto
14 19 (15.45%) MPLS
15 18 (14.63%) Kubernetes
16 17 (13.82%) Configuration Management
17 16 (13.01%) NAS
17 16 (13.01%) Cisco ASA

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 9 (7.32%) MS Exchange
2 7 (5.69%) SharePoint
3 5 (4.07%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (4.07%) OpenStack
4 2 (1.63%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.81%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (5.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (4.88%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.63%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 27 (21.95%) Azure
2 21 (17.07%) AWS
3 13 (10.57%) Office 365
4 5 (4.07%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 4 (3.25%) Amazon ECS
5 4 (3.25%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (3.25%) AWS CodeBuild
5 4 (3.25%) AWS CodePipeline
6 3 (2.44%) AWS IoT
7 2 (1.63%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.81%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.81%) GCP
8 1 (0.81%) IaaS
8 1 (0.81%) PaaS
8 1 (0.81%) Route 53
8 1 (0.81%) SaaS
8 1 (0.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 53 (43.09%) WAN
2 49 (39.84%) LAN
3 36 (29.27%) SAN
4 35 (28.46%) Firewall
5 27 (21.95%) BGP
5 27 (21.95%) Cisco Nexus
5 27 (21.95%) OSPF
6 24 (19.51%) Wireless
7 22 (17.89%) TCP/IP
8 19 (15.45%) MPLS
9 16 (13.01%) Cisco ASA
9 16 (13.01%) NAS
10 15 (12.20%) DNS
11 13 (10.57%) Cisco Wireless
11 13 (10.57%) iSCSI
12 12 (9.76%) DHCP
13 11 (8.94%) EIGRP
14 10 (8.13%) VXLAN
15 9 (7.32%) Fibre Channel
16 8 (6.50%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.88%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.25%) Amazon Aurora
2 4 (3.25%) MongoDB
2 4 (3.25%) MySQL
2 4 (3.25%) NoSQL
2 4 (3.25%) Redis
3 1 (0.81%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 9 (7.32%) GitLab
2 7 (5.69%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.44%) JIRA
4 1 (0.81%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (7.32%) Retail
2 6 (4.88%) Finance
3 5 (4.07%) Law
4 4 (3.25%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.44%) Electronics
5 3 (2.44%) Public Sector
6 2 (1.63%) Banking
6 2 (1.63%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 36 (29.27%) Network Engineer
2 25 (20.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 21 (17.07%) Senior Network Engineer
4 12 (9.76%) Analyst
5 10 (8.13%) Architect
5 10 (8.13%) Cloud Engineer
5 10 (8.13%) Security Engineer
5 10 (8.13%) Senior Security Engineer
6 9 (7.32%) Network Security Engineer
6 9 (7.32%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 8 (6.50%) Infrastructure Manager
8 7 (5.69%) Security Manager
9 6 (4.88%) DevOps Engineer
10 5 (4.07%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 5 (4.07%) Support Engineer
10 5 (4.07%) Technical Engineer
11 4 (3.25%) Configuration Manager
11 4 (3.25%) Design Engineer
11 4 (3.25%) Linux Engineer
11 4 (3.25%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.88%) Web Services
2 3 (2.44%) AngularJS
2 3 (2.44%) Ember.js
2 3 (2.44%) Laravel
2 3 (2.44%) React
2 3 (2.44%) Vue.js
3 2 (1.63%) LDAP
4 1 (0.81%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.81%) JSON
4 1 (0.81%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.32%) Private Cloud
2 8 (6.50%) Hybrid Cloud
3 5 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.07%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 4 (3.25%) Fat Client
4 4 (3.25%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.25%) N-Tier
4 4 (3.25%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (3.25%) Thin Client
4 4 (3.25%) User Experience
5 3 (2.44%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.44%) Industrial Internet of Things
5 3 (2.44%) Internet of Things
5 3 (2.44%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.44%) PKI
6 2 (1.63%) CMDB
6 2 (1.63%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.63%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (0.81%) NHS
7 1 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 36 (29.27%) Windows
2 24 (19.51%) Linux
3 12 (9.76%) Windows Server
4 10 (8.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (6.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (6.50%) Unix
6 6 (4.88%) HPUX
7 5 (4.07%) AIX
7 5 (4.07%) Solaris
7 5 (4.07%) Windows Server 2016
8 4 (3.25%) Windows 10
8 4 (3.25%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (2.44%) CentOS
10 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (21.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 21 (17.07%) ITIL
3 20 (16.26%) Change Management
4 17 (13.82%) Configuration Management
5 15 (12.20%) DevOps
6 13 (10.57%) Incident Management
6 13 (10.57%) Problem-Solving
7 11 (8.94%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (8.94%) Root Cause Analysis
7 11 (8.94%) WAN Optimisation
8 10 (8.13%) Problem Management
9 9 (7.32%) Technical Leadership
10 7 (5.69%) Asset Management
10 7 (5.69%) Coaching
10 7 (5.69%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (5.69%) Mentoring
11 6 (4.88%) Project Management
11 6 (4.88%) Risk Management
11 6 (4.88%) Statistics
11 6 (4.88%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (8.13%) Python
2 5 (4.07%) JavaScript
2 5 (4.07%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.44%) Bash Shell
3 3 (2.44%) C
3 3 (2.44%) C++
3 3 (2.44%) ES6
3 3 (2.44%) PHP
4 2 (1.63%) Java
4 2 (1.63%) SQL
5 1 (0.81%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 22 (17.89%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (9.76%) CCNP
3 11 (8.94%) CCNA
4 10 (8.13%) MCSA
4 10 (8.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (8.13%) SC Cleared
4 10 (8.13%) Security Cleared
5 9 (7.32%) MCSE
5 9 (7.32%) Server+ Certification
6 8 (6.50%) CCIE
7 5 (4.07%) CCDP
8 4 (3.25%) Degree
8 4 (3.25%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (2.44%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (2.44%) CISM
9 3 (2.44%) CISSP
10 2 (1.63%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 2 (1.63%) CASP
10 2 (1.63%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 2 (1.63%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.32%) PCI DSS
2 8 (6.50%) GDPR
2 8 (6.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.44%) QA
4 2 (1.63%) COBIT
5 1 (0.81%) NIST
System Software
1 31 (25.20%) Active Directory
2 21 (17.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (9.76%) Hyper-V
4 8 (6.50%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (5.69%) Docker
6 6 (4.88%) VMware NSX
7 4 (3.25%) KVM
7 4 (3.25%) vCloud
8 3 (2.44%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 3 (2.44%) Firmware
8 3 (2.44%) XenApp
8 3 (2.44%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.63%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.81%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 18 (14.63%) Kubernetes
2 15 (12.20%) Ansible
3 13 (10.57%) SCCM
4 12 (9.76%) Terraform
5 6 (4.88%) Istio
6 4 (3.25%) Cisco CUCM
7 3 (2.44%) Cisco Prime
7 3 (2.44%) Nagios
7 3 (2.44%) Puppet
8 2 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (1.63%) Stealthwatch
8 2 (1.63%) WSUS
9 1 (0.81%) CA Spectrum
9 1 (0.81%) Cacti
9 1 (0.81%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.81%) Grafana
9 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.81%) OpenView
9 1 (0.81%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.81%) SCOM
Vendors
1 66 (53.66%) Cisco
2 49 (39.84%) VMware
3 39 (31.71%) Microsoft
4 30 (24.39%) Fortinet
5 20 (16.26%) CheckPoint
5 20 (16.26%) Palo Alto
6 15 (12.20%) Citrix
7 14 (11.38%) F5
8 11 (8.94%) Oracle
9 10 (8.13%) HP
10 8 (6.50%) Siemens
11 7 (5.69%) Meraki
11 7 (5.69%) ServiceNow
12 6 (4.88%) Juniper
12 6 (4.88%) McAfee
12 6 (4.88%) NetApp
12 6 (4.88%) Red Hat
13 5 (4.07%) IBM
13 5 (4.07%) Sophos
14 4 (3.25%) Draytek