Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Center
England > North West
6 months to
19 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 139 113 108
Rank change year-on-year -26 -5 +36
Permanent jobs citing Data Centre 290 305 370
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.19% 2.58% 2.83%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.50% 6.51% 7.72%
Number of salaries quoted 203 220 232
North West median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £25,094 £31,250 £27,550
90th Percentile £69,500 £65,000 £78,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +3.96% +1.00% -

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 5277 4685 4790
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 39.93% 39.66% 36.60%
Number of salaries quoted 4149 3969 3844
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 September 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 19 September 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 -67 140 £47,500 +5.56% 10
Cheshire +4 96 £40,500 -4.71% 4
Merseyside +3 44 £42,500 -29.17% 2
Lancashire +1 11 £60,000 +103.39% 5
Data Centre
England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 96 (33.10%) Cisco
2 92 (31.72%) Windows
2 92 (31.72%) VMware
3 80 (27.59%) ITIL
4 71 (24.48%) Cisco Certification
5 69 (23.79%) Finance
6 65 (22.41%) Firewall
6 65 (22.41%) Active Directory
7 60 (20.69%) Citrix
8 59 (20.34%) WAN
9 56 (19.31%) Windows Server
10 52 (17.93%) LAN
10 52 (17.93%) Microsoft
11 50 (17.24%) VPN
12 49 (16.90%) DNS
12 49 (16.90%) SAN
13 44 (15.17%) Service Delivery
13 44 (15.17%) VMware Infrastructure
14 43 (14.83%) Degree
15 41 (14.14%) CCNP
15 41 (14.14%) Wireless
16 40 (13.79%) DHCP
17 39 (13.45%) Project Management
18 34 (11.72%) Disaster Recovery
18 34 (11.72%) Microsoft Certification
19 33 (11.38%) MPLS
19 33 (11.38%) Hyper-V
20 32 (11.03%) Change Management
21 31 (10.69%) BGP
21 31 (10.69%) CCNA

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 (4.83%) MS Exchange
2 11 (3.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (2.41%) IIS
4 7 (2.41%) SharePoint
5 5 (1.72%) Apache
5 5 (1.72%) nginx
6 4 (1.38%) Confluence
7 3 (1.03%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.34%) OpenStack
Applications
1 7 (2.41%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (1.38%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.03%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 26 (8.97%) IaaS
2 18 (6.21%) SaaS
3 14 (4.83%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (3.79%) PaaS
5 7 (2.41%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (2.41%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (1.72%) Office 365
7 4 (1.38%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.69%) Amazon Kinesis
8 2 (0.69%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.69%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (0.69%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.69%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.34%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 65 (22.41%) Firewall
2 59 (20.34%) WAN
3 52 (17.93%) LAN
4 50 (17.24%) VPN
5 49 (16.90%) DNS
5 49 (16.90%) SAN
6 41 (14.14%) Wireless
7 40 (13.79%) DHCP
8 33 (11.38%) MPLS
9 31 (10.69%) BGP
9 31 (10.69%) Network Security
10 24 (8.28%) Cisco ASA
11 22 (7.59%) EIGRP
11 22 (7.59%) IPsec
11 22 (7.59%) OSPF
11 22 (7.59%) SSL
12 21 (7.24%) Ethernet
12 21 (7.24%) VLAN
13 19 (6.55%) VoIP
14 16 (5.52%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (5.52%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.14%) MySQL
3 3 (1.03%) MariaDB
4 2 (0.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 2 (0.69%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.34%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (2.07%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.38%) JIRA
3 2 (0.69%) GoCD
3 2 (0.69%) Jenkins
General
1 69 (23.79%) Finance
2 22 (7.59%) Banking
2 22 (7.59%) Manufacturing
3 16 (5.52%) Retail
4 14 (4.83%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.07%) Back Office
5 6 (2.07%) Investment Banking
5 6 (2.07%) Law
6 5 (1.72%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.38%) Billing
8 3 (1.03%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.69%) Games
10 1 (0.34%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.34%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 42 (14.48%) Network Engineer
2 35 (12.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 25 (8.62%) Support Engineer
4 24 (8.28%) Active Directory Engineer
5 19 (6.55%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 19 (6.55%) Project Manager
6 18 (6.21%) Architect
7 17 (5.86%) Systems Engineer
8 14 (4.83%) Citrix Engineer
8 14 (4.83%) VMware Engineer
9 13 (4.48%) Security Manager
9 13 (4.48%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 13 (4.48%) Server Engineer
10 12 (4.14%) Business Development Manager
10 12 (4.14%) Business Manager
10 12 (4.14%) Cisco Engineer
10 12 (4.14%) Compliance Manager
10 12 (4.14%) Development Manager
11 11 (3.79%) Account Director
11 11 (3.79%) Services Director
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.07%) LAMP
2 3 (1.03%) Middleware
3 2 (0.69%) 802.1X
3 2 (0.69%) Google Maps API
3 2 (0.69%) jQuery
3 2 (0.69%) LEMP Stack
3 2 (0.69%) ODBC
3 2 (0.69%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (0.69%) REST
3 2 (0.69%) SAML
3 2 (0.69%) Smarty
3 2 (0.69%) SOAP
3 2 (0.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (0.34%) .NET
4 1 (0.34%) COM
4 1 (0.34%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (6.90%) Virtual Team
2 15 (5.17%) Management Information System
3 13 (4.48%) iSeries
4 11 (3.79%) Fat Client
4 11 (3.79%) Thin Client
5 10 (3.45%) Computer Science
6 9 (3.10%) iPad
6 9 (3.10%) Life Science
7 6 (2.07%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (2.07%) PMI
7 6 (2.07%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (1.38%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (1.03%) Contactless
9 3 (1.03%) HP Storage
9 3 (1.03%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.03%) Social Media
9 3 (1.03%) User Experience
10 2 (0.69%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.69%) FlexPod
10 2 (0.69%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 92 (31.72%) Windows
2 56 (19.31%) Windows Server
3 29 (10.00%) Linux
4 27 (9.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (8.62%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (3.79%) CentOS
7 8 (2.76%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (2.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (2.41%) Unix
9 6 (2.07%) Debian
10 4 (1.38%) Data ONTAP
10 4 (1.38%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.69%) AIX
11 2 (0.69%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.69%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.34%) HPUX
12 1 (0.34%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.34%) Solaris
12 1 (0.34%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (27.59%) ITIL
2 44 (15.17%) Service Delivery
3 39 (13.45%) Project Management
4 34 (11.72%) Disaster Recovery
5 32 (11.03%) Change Management
6 25 (8.62%) Load Balancing
7 21 (7.24%) Risk Management
8 20 (6.90%) Business Development
8 20 (6.90%) Mentoring
9 19 (6.55%) Presales
10 18 (6.21%) Proactive Monitoring
10 18 (6.21%) Stakeholder Management
11 17 (5.86%) Analytics
11 17 (5.86%) Information Security
11 17 (5.86%) PRINCE2
12 16 (5.52%) Service Management
13 15 (5.17%) Cybersecurity
13 15 (5.17%) DevOps
13 15 (5.17%) Penetration Testing
13 15 (5.17%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 19 (6.55%) PowerShell
2 16 (5.52%) SQL
3 9 (3.10%) Perl
4 7 (2.41%) Python
5 6 (2.07%) C
5 6 (2.07%) PHP
6 5 (1.72%) Bash Shell
7 3 (1.03%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.69%) Java
8 2 (0.69%) PHP 5
8 2 (0.69%) PHP 7
9 1 (0.34%) VB
Qualifications
1 71 (24.48%) Cisco Certification
2 43 (14.83%) Degree
3 41 (14.14%) CCNP
4 34 (11.72%) Microsoft Certification
5 31 (10.69%) CCNA
6 26 (8.97%) MCSA
7 19 (6.55%) CCIE
8 17 (5.86%) CISSP
9 9 (3.10%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 9 (3.10%) MCITP
10 8 (2.76%) MCSE
10 8 (2.76%) Security Cleared
11 7 (2.41%) CCENT
11 7 (2.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 7 (2.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 6 (2.07%) PMI Certification
13 5 (1.72%) APMP
13 5 (1.72%) CCSE
13 5 (1.72%) Check Point Certification
13 5 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.52%) PMO
2 7 (2.41%) SLA
3 6 (2.07%) Cyber Essentials
3 6 (2.07%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.72%) GDPR
4 5 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.34%) QA
System Software
1 65 (22.41%) Active Directory
2 44 (15.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (11.38%) Hyper-V
4 28 (9.66%) XenApp
5 8 (2.76%) XenDesktop
6 7 (2.41%) vSphere
7 6 (2.07%) Virtual Servers
8 5 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (1.38%) ProxySG
10 3 (1.03%) Docker
10 3 (1.03%) KVM
10 3 (1.03%) Terminal Services
10 3 (1.03%) Varnish
11 2 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.34%) GPFS
12 1 (0.34%) NFS
12 1 (0.34%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 30 (10.34%) SCOM
2 21 (7.24%) Nagios
3 14 (4.83%) EdgeSight
4 13 (4.48%) WSUS
5 10 (3.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 9 (3.10%) SCCM
7 7 (2.41%) Cacti
7 7 (2.41%) Puppet
8 4 (1.38%) OpenNMS
8 4 (1.38%) RANCID
9 3 (1.03%) cPanel
9 3 (1.03%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (1.03%) Plesk
10 2 (0.69%) Kubernetes
10 2 (0.69%) SCOrch
11 1 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
11 1 (0.34%) SCDPM
11 1 (0.34%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 96 (33.10%) Cisco
2 92 (31.72%) VMware
3 60 (20.69%) Citrix
4 52 (17.93%) Microsoft
5 24 (8.28%) F5
5 24 (8.28%) NetApp
6 19 (6.55%) Juniper
7 18 (6.21%) Dell
8 16 (5.52%) EqualLogic
9 14 (4.83%) Symantec
10 13 (4.48%) CommVault
10 13 (4.48%) Red Hat
11 12 (4.14%) EMC
11 12 (4.14%) Infor
12 11 (3.79%) Cadence
12 11 (3.79%) CheckPoint
12 11 (3.79%) Riverbed
13 10 (3.45%) HP
14 6 (2.07%) Brocade
14 6 (2.07%) Polycom