Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Center
England > North West
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 140 117 123
Rank change year-on-year -23 +6 +40
Permanent jobs citing Data Centre 293 332 329
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.20% 2.67% 2.54%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.61% 6.63% 7.13%
Number of salaries quoted 192 231 166
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -8.16% +8.89%
10th Percentile £26,000 £31,250 £28,500
90th Percentile £68,625 £65,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -

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 5226 5008 4616
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 39.20% 40.26% 35.67%
Number of salaries quoted 4084 4177 3668
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £25,325 £25,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £65,250 £61,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017. 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 -63 143 £47,000 +4.44% 16
Cheshire +12 92 £40,500 +9.46% 5
Merseyside +20 51 £42,500 -22.73% 5
Lancashire +8 7 - - 1
Data Centre
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT jobs citing Data Centre also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Data Centre.

1 102 (34.81%) Windows
2 93 (31.74%) Cisco
3 83 (28.33%) ITIL
4 75 (25.60%) Active Directory
5 74 (25.26%) WAN
6 69 (23.55%) Finance
7 68 (23.21%) Firewall
8 67 (22.87%) VMware
8 67 (22.87%) Windows Server
9 65 (22.18%) Cisco Certification
10 64 (21.84%) LAN
11 59 (20.14%) Citrix
12 56 (19.11%) DNS
13 50 (17.06%) VPN
14 48 (16.38%) DHCP
15 47 (16.04%) Microsoft
16 46 (15.70%) SAN
17 45 (15.36%) BGP
18 44 (15.02%) Project Management
19 43 (14.68%) Wireless
19 43 (14.68%) Degree
20 40 (13.65%) Microsoft Certification
21 39 (13.31%) CCNP
22 38 (12.97%) Network Security
23 37 (12.63%) Linux
23 37 (12.63%) Service Delivery
24 36 (12.29%) Change Management
25 34 (11.60%) VMware Infrastructure
26 33 (11.26%) SCOM
26 33 (11.26%) MPLS

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 14 (4.78%) MS Exchange
2 11 (3.75%) SharePoint
3 9 (3.07%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (1.71%) Apache
6 4 (1.37%) Confluence
6 4 (1.37%) Skype for Business
7 3 (1.02%) IIS
8 2 (0.68%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.34%) nginx
Applications
1 8 (2.73%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.39%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.68%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.34%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 23 (7.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (7.51%) IaaS
3 15 (5.12%) Office 365
4 14 (4.78%) SaaS
5 12 (4.10%) Amazon AWS
6 11 (3.75%) PaaS
7 5 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.68%) Amazon Kinesis
8 2 (0.68%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (0.68%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (0.68%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.68%) Serverless
9 1 (0.34%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 74 (25.26%) WAN
2 68 (23.21%) Firewall
3 64 (21.84%) LAN
4 56 (19.11%) DNS
5 50 (17.06%) VPN
6 48 (16.38%) DHCP
7 46 (15.70%) SAN
8 45 (15.36%) BGP
9 43 (14.68%) Wireless
10 38 (12.97%) Network Security
11 33 (11.26%) MPLS
12 32 (10.92%) Cisco ASA
13 31 (10.58%) EIGRP
14 30 (10.24%) IPsec
15 26 (8.87%) OSPF
15 26 (8.87%) SSL
15 26 (8.87%) VoIP
16 22 (7.51%) VLAN
17 20 (6.83%) Cisco IOS
18 19 (6.48%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.07%) MySQL
1 9 (3.07%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (1.37%) Big Data
4 2 (0.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 2 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.68%) Hadoop
4 2 (0.68%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (1.37%) JIRA
2 3 (1.02%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.68%) GoCD
3 2 (0.68%) Jenkins
General
1 69 (23.55%) Finance
2 30 (10.24%) Manufacturing
3 24 (8.19%) Banking
4 13 (4.44%) Telecoms
5 12 (4.10%) Retail
6 8 (2.73%) Investment Banking
7 6 (2.05%) Back Office
7 6 (2.05%) Legal
8 5 (1.71%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.71%) Law
9 3 (1.02%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (0.68%) Games
11 1 (0.34%) Billing
11 1 (0.34%) Marketing
11 1 (0.34%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.34%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 46 (15.70%) Network Engineer
2 30 (10.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 24 (8.19%) Active Directory Engineer
4 22 (7.51%) Project Manager
5 19 (6.48%) Support Engineer
6 17 (5.80%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 17 (5.80%) Architect
6 17 (5.80%) Systems Engineer
7 16 (5.46%) Cisco Engineer
7 16 (5.46%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 16 (5.46%) Citrix Engineer
7 16 (5.46%) Development Manager
7 16 (5.46%) Infrastructure Manager
8 15 (5.12%) Analyst
8 15 (5.12%) VMware Engineer
9 14 (4.78%) Network Security Engineer
9 14 (4.78%) Security Engineer
9 14 (4.78%) Senior Network Engineer
10 13 (4.44%) Business Development Manager
10 13 (4.44%) Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.39%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (0.68%) iOS SDK
2 2 (0.68%) Middleware
2 2 (0.68%) ODBC
2 2 (0.68%) REST
2 2 (0.68%) SOAP
3 1 (0.34%) COM
3 1 (0.34%) Swagger
3 1 (0.34%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 23 (7.85%) Virtual Team
2 17 (5.80%) Computer Science
3 15 (5.12%) Management Information System
4 14 (4.78%) Fat Client
4 14 (4.78%) Life Science
4 14 (4.78%) Thin Client
5 11 (3.75%) Video Conferencing
6 10 (3.41%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (2.39%) Greenfield Project
7 7 (2.39%) iSeries
8 6 (2.05%) Mobile App
8 6 (2.05%) Public Cloud
9 5 (1.71%) Cloud Native
9 5 (1.71%) NHS
9 5 (1.71%) PMI
10 4 (1.37%) CCTV
10 4 (1.37%) iPad
11 3 (1.02%) Contactless
11 3 (1.02%) Social Media
11 3 (1.02%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 102 (34.81%) Windows
2 67 (22.87%) Windows Server
3 37 (12.63%) Linux
4 20 (6.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (5.80%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (2.39%) Unix
7 6 (2.05%) Debian
7 6 (2.05%) Ubuntu
8 4 (1.37%) CentOS
9 3 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.68%) Android
10 2 (0.68%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.68%) Data ONTAP
10 2 (0.68%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.68%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.34%) AIX
11 1 (0.34%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (28.33%) ITIL
2 44 (15.02%) Project Management
3 37 (12.63%) Service Delivery
4 36 (12.29%) Change Management
5 28 (9.56%) Disaster Recovery
6 25 (8.53%) PRINCE2
7 24 (8.19%) Load Balancing
8 20 (6.83%) Risk Management
9 19 (6.48%) Business Development
9 19 (6.48%) Proactive Monitoring
10 18 (6.14%) Stakeholder Management
11 17 (5.80%) Agile Software Development
11 17 (5.80%) Cybersecurity
11 17 (5.80%) DevOps
11 17 (5.80%) Information Security
12 16 (5.46%) Infrastructure Management
12 16 (5.46%) Penetration Testing
13 14 (4.78%) Analytics
14 13 (4.44%) People Management
14 13 (4.44%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (8.19%) PowerShell
2 16 (5.46%) SQL
3 7 (2.39%) Go
4 5 (1.71%) C
4 5 (1.71%) Python
4 5 (1.71%) Ruby
5 3 (1.02%) Perl
5 3 (1.02%) PHP
6 2 (0.68%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.68%) Erlang
6 2 (0.68%) Haskell
6 2 (0.68%) Scala
6 2 (0.68%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.34%) Java
Qualifications
1 65 (22.18%) Cisco Certification
2 43 (14.68%) Degree
3 40 (13.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 39 (13.31%) CCNP
5 32 (10.92%) MCSA
6 25 (8.53%) CCNA
7 12 (4.10%) MCITP
8 11 (3.75%) CCIE
9 10 (3.41%) MCSE
10 9 (3.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 8 (2.73%) CCENT
12 7 (2.39%) CCIE Routing and Switching
12 7 (2.39%) CISSP
13 6 (2.05%) Computer Science Degree
14 5 (1.71%) APMP
14 5 (1.71%) Citrix Certification
14 5 (1.71%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (1.71%) PMI Certification
14 5 (1.71%) Security Cleared
14 5 (1.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (6.48%) PMO
2 5 (1.71%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (1.71%) SLA
3 4 (1.37%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.68%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (0.68%) GDPR
4 2 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 75 (25.60%) Active Directory
2 34 (11.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (10.58%) XenApp
4 29 (9.90%) Hyper-V
5 11 (3.75%) Docker
5 11 (3.75%) XenDesktop
6 6 (2.05%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (2.05%) vSphere
7 5 (1.71%) ProxySG
8 3 (1.02%) Firmware
8 3 (1.02%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (1.02%) VMware NSX
9 2 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.34%) GPFS
10 1 (0.34%) KVM
10 1 (0.34%) PowerHA
10 1 (0.34%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.34%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 33 (11.26%) SCOM
2 24 (8.19%) Nagios
3 18 (6.14%) EdgeSight
4 14 (4.78%) WSUS
5 13 (4.44%) SCCM
6 11 (3.75%) Puppet
6 11 (3.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 10 (3.41%) Cacti
8 9 (3.07%) Kubernetes
9 7 (2.39%) Mesos
10 5 (1.71%) Ansible
10 5 (1.71%) Docker Swarm
10 5 (1.71%) systemd
11 3 (1.02%) McAfee ePO
11 3 (1.02%) OpenNMS
11 3 (1.02%) RANCID
11 3 (1.02%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 2 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
12 2 (0.68%) SCOrch
13 1 (0.34%) cPanel
Vendors
1 93 (31.74%) Cisco
2 67 (22.87%) VMware
3 59 (20.14%) Citrix
4 47 (16.04%) Microsoft
5 29 (9.90%) F5
6 20 (6.83%) NetApp
7 19 (6.48%) Dell
8 16 (5.46%) Juniper
9 15 (5.12%) EqualLogic
9 15 (5.12%) Symantec
10 14 (4.78%) CommVault
11 13 (4.44%) IronPort
12 11 (3.75%) Cadence
12 11 (3.75%) Polycom
12 11 (3.75%) Red Hat
13 10 (3.41%) Siemens
14 9 (3.07%) EMC
14 9 (3.07%) Riverbed
15 7 (2.39%) Brocade
15 7 (2.39%) CheckPoint