Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Center
England > North West
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 154 105 125
Rank change year-on-year -49 +20 -30
Permanent jobs citing Data Centre 258 368 293
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.01% 2.97% 2.47%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.20% 7.16% 6.77%
Number of salaries quoted 175 239 167
North West median annual salary £43,500 £44,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.14% -12.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £26,750 £30,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £68,750 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% -

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 4,963 5,142 4,326
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 38.69% 41.51% 36.45%
Number of salaries quoted 3,835 4,220 3,467
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £23,248
90th Percentile £67,500 £61,250 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 February 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 21 February 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 -59 147 £45,000 +5.88% 25
Cheshire -10 76 £40,500 +5.19% 13
Merseyside -12 30 £45,000 -18.18% 1
Lancashire +7 3 - - 2
Data Centre
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 87 (33.72%) Windows
2 83 (32.17%) Cisco
3 75 (29.07%) WAN
4 68 (26.36%) Microsoft
5 66 (25.58%) LAN
6 62 (24.03%) ITIL
7 61 (23.64%) Firewall
8 60 (23.26%) VMware
9 59 (22.87%) Active Directory
10 57 (22.09%) Cisco Certification
11 51 (19.77%) Citrix
11 51 (19.77%) Windows Server
12 50 (19.38%) SAN
13 45 (17.44%) VPN
14 44 (17.05%) DNS
14 44 (17.05%) Microsoft Azure
15 41 (15.89%) Linux
16 38 (14.73%) BGP
16 38 (14.73%) Microsoft Certification
17 37 (14.34%) CCNP
18 34 (13.18%) Wireless
19 32 (12.40%) DHCP
19 32 (12.40%) Amazon AWS
20 30 (11.63%) Office 365
20 30 (11.63%) CCNA
21 29 (11.24%) Project Management
21 29 (11.24%) MCSA
21 29 (11.24%) Hyper-V
22 28 (10.85%) VMware Infrastructure
23 27 (10.47%) 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 14 (5.43%) SharePoint
2 12 (4.65%) MS Exchange
3 8 (3.10%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (2.33%) Apache
4 6 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (2.33%) IIS
5 5 (1.94%) Skype for Business
6 3 (1.16%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (0.78%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.78%) Confluence
8 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.39%) JBoss
8 1 (0.39%) OpenStack
Applications
1 10 (3.88%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.39%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.39%) Revit
Business Applications
1 1 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 44 (17.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (12.40%) Amazon AWS
3 30 (11.63%) Office 365
4 10 (3.88%) OneDrive
5 8 (3.10%) SaaS
6 7 (2.71%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (2.71%) Amazon Kinesis
6 7 (2.71%) Amazon SQS
6 7 (2.71%) AWS Lambda
6 7 (2.71%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (2.71%) IaaS
6 7 (2.71%) Serverless
7 3 (1.16%) PaaS
8 2 (0.78%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.39%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 75 (29.07%) WAN
2 66 (25.58%) LAN
3 61 (23.64%) Firewall
4 50 (19.38%) SAN
5 45 (17.44%) VPN
6 44 (17.05%) DNS
7 38 (14.73%) BGP
8 34 (13.18%) Wireless
9 32 (12.40%) DHCP
10 27 (10.47%) Cisco ASA
11 26 (10.08%) VoIP
12 24 (9.30%) EIGRP
12 24 (9.30%) OSPF
13 21 (8.14%) MPLS
13 21 (8.14%) Network Security
14 19 (7.36%) TCP/IP
15 18 (6.98%) Ethernet
15 18 (6.98%) IPsec
16 17 (6.59%) VLAN
17 16 (6.20%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (5.81%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.26%) MySQL
3 7 (2.71%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 5 (1.94%) Big Data
4 5 (1.94%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (1.94%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (1.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.16%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 3 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.78%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.78%) MS Access
7 2 (0.78%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.39%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.39%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 7 (2.71%) Jenkins
2 6 (2.33%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.94%) GoCD
4 3 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.78%) JIRA
General
1 24 (9.30%) Finance
2 11 (4.26%) Manufacturing
2 11 (4.26%) Telecoms
3 8 (3.10%) Games
4 7 (2.71%) Legal
5 6 (2.33%) Banking
6 5 (1.94%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.94%) Retail
7 4 (1.55%) Publishing
8 2 (0.78%) Local Government
9 1 (0.39%) Back Office
9 1 (0.39%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.39%) Law
9 1 (0.39%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 39 (15.12%) Network Engineer
2 30 (11.63%) Analyst
3 21 (8.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 18 (6.98%) Cisco Engineer
4 18 (6.98%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 15 (5.81%) Architect
5 15 (5.81%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 15 (5.81%) Infrastructure Manager
5 15 (5.81%) Senior Network Engineer
6 13 (5.04%) IT Analyst
6 13 (5.04%) Support Engineer
7 12 (4.65%) Project Manager
8 11 (4.26%) Citrix Engineer
8 11 (4.26%) Systems Engineer
8 11 (4.26%) Team Leader
8 11 (4.26%) Technical Manager
9 10 (3.88%) Network Security Engineer
9 10 (3.88%) Platform Engineer
9 10 (3.88%) Security Engineer
9 10 (3.88%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.65%) RabbitMQ
2 9 (3.49%) Web Services
3 5 (1.94%) .NET
4 4 (1.55%) 802.1X
5 3 (1.16%) ASP.NET
5 3 (1.16%) CSS
5 3 (1.16%) CSS3
5 3 (1.16%) Flash
5 3 (1.16%) HTML
5 3 (1.16%) HTML5
5 3 (1.16%) jQuery
5 3 (1.16%) REST
6 2 (0.78%) iOS SDK
6 2 (0.78%) ODBC
7 1 (0.39%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.39%) COM
7 1 (0.39%) Java EE
7 1 (0.39%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.43%) Computer Science
2 9 (3.49%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.49%) Replication
3 8 (3.10%) Fat Client
3 8 (3.10%) Life Science
3 8 (3.10%) Public Cloud
3 8 (3.10%) Thin Client
4 7 (2.71%) Management Information System
4 7 (2.71%) Video Conferencing
5 6 (2.33%) Greenfield Project
5 6 (2.33%) NHS
5 6 (2.33%) Virtual Team
6 5 (1.94%) Cloud Native
6 5 (1.94%) Enterprise Storage
7 4 (1.55%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.16%) Enterprise Cloud
8 3 (1.16%) FlexPod
9 2 (0.78%) BYOD
9 2 (0.78%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.78%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 87 (33.72%) Windows
2 51 (19.77%) Windows Server
3 41 (15.89%) Linux
4 16 (6.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (3.88%) CentOS
5 10 (3.88%) Data ONTAP
5 10 (3.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (2.71%) Ubuntu
7 6 (2.33%) Debian
7 6 (2.33%) Unix
8 5 (1.94%) Windows 10
9 3 (1.16%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.78%) Android
10 2 (0.78%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.39%) AIX
11 1 (0.39%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.39%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (24.03%) ITIL
2 29 (11.24%) Project Management
3 27 (10.47%) Change Management
4 23 (8.91%) DevOps
4 23 (8.91%) Disaster Recovery
5 21 (8.14%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (7.36%) Configuration Management
7 17 (6.59%) Load Balancing
8 16 (6.20%) Service Delivery
9 15 (5.81%) PRINCE2
10 14 (5.43%) Mentoring
10 14 (5.43%) Network Monitoring
11 12 (4.65%) Migration
12 10 (3.88%) Network Architecture
12 10 (3.88%) Patch Management
12 10 (3.88%) Software Engineering
12 10 (3.88%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (3.88%) Workflow
13 9 (3.49%) Network Design
13 9 (3.49%) Proactive Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 26 (10.08%) SQL
2 20 (7.75%) PowerShell
3 12 (4.65%) Python
4 11 (4.26%) Perl
5 9 (3.49%) Bash Shell
6 7 (2.71%) Go
7 6 (2.33%) PHP
8 5 (1.94%) Ruby
9 4 (1.55%) C
10 3 (1.16%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.78%) Erlang
11 2 (0.78%) Haskell
11 2 (0.78%) Java
11 2 (0.78%) Scala
11 2 (0.78%) VBA
12 1 (0.39%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 57 (22.09%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (14.73%) Microsoft Certification
3 37 (14.34%) CCNP
4 30 (11.63%) CCNA
5 29 (11.24%) MCSA
6 21 (8.14%) Degree
7 15 (5.81%) MCSE
8 13 (5.04%) MCITP
9 8 (3.10%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (2.33%) CCENT
10 6 (2.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (1.94%) CCDP
12 4 (1.55%) CCA
12 4 (1.55%) Citrix Certification
12 4 (1.55%) Computer Science Degree
12 4 (1.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 3 (1.16%) JNCIA
13 3 (1.16%) NCDA
14 2 (0.78%) CEH
14 2 (0.78%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.43%) PCI DSS
1 14 (5.43%) PMO
2 11 (4.26%) SLA
3 5 (1.94%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (1.55%) GDPR
5 1 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 59 (22.87%) Active Directory
2 29 (11.24%) Hyper-V
3 28 (10.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (8.14%) XenApp
5 19 (7.36%) Docker
6 10 (3.88%) XenDesktop
7 4 (1.55%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (1.55%) VMware NSX
7 4 (1.55%) vSphere
8 3 (1.16%) Firmware
9 2 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.78%) NFS
9 2 (0.78%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.39%) GPFS
10 1 (0.39%) PowerHA
10 1 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.39%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 22 (8.53%) SCCM
2 19 (7.36%) Puppet
2 19 (7.36%) SCOM
3 15 (5.81%) Kubernetes
4 14 (5.43%) Nagios
5 12 (4.65%) Cacti
6 8 (3.10%) EdgeSight
7 7 (2.71%) Mesos
8 6 (2.33%) Ansible
8 6 (2.33%) OpenNMS
8 6 (2.33%) RANCID
8 6 (2.33%) WSUS
9 5 (1.94%) Docker Swarm
9 5 (1.94%) systemd
9 5 (1.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 4 (1.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 3 (1.16%) Cisco CUCM
12 2 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
12 2 (0.78%) SCOrch
13 1 (0.39%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 83 (32.17%) Cisco
2 68 (26.36%) Microsoft
3 60 (23.26%) VMware
4 51 (19.77%) Citrix
5 23 (8.91%) F5
6 22 (8.53%) NetApp
7 19 (7.36%) Juniper
8 16 (6.20%) HP
9 14 (5.43%) Red Hat
9 14 (5.43%) Veeam
10 13 (5.04%) Dell
11 11 (4.26%) CheckPoint
11 11 (4.26%) IronPort
12 9 (3.49%) Brocade
12 9 (3.49%) CommVault
12 9 (3.49%) Ericsson
12 9 (3.49%) Foundry
13 7 (2.71%) EMC
13 7 (2.71%) Polycom
13 7 (2.71%) Siemens