Period
to 14 May 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Data Centre in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Data Centre over the 6 months to 14 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Center
England > South East
6 months to
14 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 123 108 115
Rank change year-on-year -15 +7 -1
Permanent jobs citing Data Centre 347 486 712
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 2.60% 2.75% 2.73%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.85% 8.76% 8.54%
Number of salaries quoted 262 362 524
10th Percentile £32,625 £31,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £38,750 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
75th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £72,500
90th Percentile £73,625 £77,500 £80,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +9.52% -4.55%

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 South East with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 4,419 5,551 8,335
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 33.06% 31.46% 31.99%
Number of salaries quoted 3,013 4,499 6,431
10th Percentile £31,500 £31,250 £29,000
25th Percentile £40,000 £37,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £51,518 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.91% +3.04% +11.11%
75th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £77,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £56,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +2.68% +1.82% +7.84%

Data Centre
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Data Centre as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Data Centre in the South East

Data Centre
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Data Centre in the South East.

Salary trend for Data Centre in the South East

Data Centre
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Data Centre in the South East over the 6 months to 14 May 2021.

Salary histogram for Data Centre in the South East

Data Centre
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Data Centre within the South East region over the 6 months to 14 May 2021. 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
Thames Valley +16 150 £57,500 +4.55% 28
Surrey -4 94 £62,500 - 12
Berkshire -17 70 £57,500 +4.55% 16
Buckinghamshire +30 54 £51,250 +7.89% 4
Hampshire -37 51 £45,000 -10.00% 12
Oxfordshire +40 29 £60,000 +26.32% 8
West Sussex +1 24 £57,500 +9.52% 1
Kent -4 15 £43,000 -28.33% 4
East Sussex +7 12 £33,250 -48.85% 8
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Data Centre
England

For the 6 months to 14 May 2021, 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 South East region with a requirement for Data Centre.

1 152 (43.80%) Microsoft
2 137 (39.48%) VMware
3 119 (34.29%) Active Directory
4 117 (33.72%) VMware Infrastructure
5 111 (31.99%) Windows
6 110 (31.70%) Cisco
7 109 (31.41%) ITIL
8 100 (28.82%) Azure
9 94 (27.09%) Firewall
10 93 (26.80%) Windows Server
11 90 (25.94%) DNS
12 84 (24.21%) AWS
13 83 (23.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 79 (22.77%) Cisco Certification
15 73 (21.04%) Linux
15 73 (21.04%) PowerShell
16 71 (20.46%) SQL
17 70 (20.17%) IaaS
18 67 (19.31%) SAN
19 66 (19.02%) SQL Server
20 63 (18.16%) PaaS
21 62 (17.87%) Microsoft 365
22 61 (17.58%) TCP/IP
23 58 (16.71%) DHCP
24 56 (16.14%) Hyper-V
25 55 (15.85%) Security Cleared
26 53 (15.27%) CCNP
26 53 (15.27%) Telecoms
27 52 (14.99%) WAN
28 51 (14.70%) Social Skills

Data Centre
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 31 (8.93%) SharePoint
2 17 (4.90%) IIS
3 13 (3.75%) MS Exchange
4 7 (2.02%) Confluence
5 6 (1.73%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (1.44%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.86%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.29%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (1.73%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.15%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.86%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 100 (28.82%) Azure
2 84 (24.21%) AWS
3 70 (20.17%) IaaS
4 63 (18.16%) PaaS
5 62 (17.87%) Microsoft 365
6 37 (10.66%) SaaS
7 26 (7.49%) Azure Active Directory
8 17 (4.90%) Cloud Computing
9 15 (4.32%) OpenShift
10 6 (1.73%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 5 (1.44%) Power Platform
12 4 (1.15%) Azure Data Factory
12 4 (1.15%) Mimecast
13 3 (0.86%) Azure App Service
13 3 (0.86%) Azure Cosmos DB
13 3 (0.86%) Azure Synapse Analytics
13 3 (0.86%) Cloudflare
13 3 (0.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 2 (0.58%) Dynamics 365
14 2 (0.58%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 94 (27.09%) Firewall
2 90 (25.94%) DNS
3 67 (19.31%) SAN
4 61 (17.58%) TCP/IP
5 58 (16.71%) DHCP
6 52 (14.99%) WAN
7 46 (13.26%) VPN
8 45 (12.97%) Network Security
9 37 (10.66%) LAN
10 34 (9.80%) Cisco ASA
11 31 (8.93%) VLAN
12 30 (8.65%) BGP
12 30 (8.65%) OSPF
13 29 (8.36%) Internet
14 27 (7.78%) Wireless
15 26 (7.49%) MPLS
16 24 (6.92%) Cisco Nexus
17 19 (5.48%) NAS
17 19 (5.48%) Wi-Fi
18 17 (4.90%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (19.02%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.59%) Azure SQL Database
3 8 (2.31%) MongoDB
4 6 (1.73%) NoSQL
5 5 (1.44%) MySQL
5 5 (1.44%) Power BI
5 5 (1.44%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (1.44%) SQL Server 2016
6 4 (1.15%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (1.15%) Tableau
7 2 (0.58%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.29%) Big Data
8 1 (0.29%) Blockchain
8 1 (0.29%) RavenDB
8 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (2.31%) JIRA
2 6 (1.73%) Jenkins
3 5 (1.44%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.86%) Bitbucket
5 2 (0.58%) Artifactory
5 2 (0.58%) Gradle
5 2 (0.58%) Maven
5 2 (0.58%) NUnit
5 2 (0.58%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.29%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.29%) JMeter
6 1 (0.29%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 53 (15.27%) Telecoms
2 51 (14.70%) Social Skills
3 38 (10.95%) Finance
4 20 (5.76%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (5.19%) Banking
6 17 (4.90%) Marketing
7 16 (4.61%) Presentation Skills
8 12 (3.46%) Manufacturing
9 11 (3.17%) Public Sector
10 10 (2.88%) Influencing Skills
11 9 (2.59%) Organisational Skills
12 8 (2.31%) Electronics
13 7 (2.02%) Documentation Skills
14 6 (1.73%) Digital Economy
15 5 (1.44%) Back Office
15 5 (1.44%) Billing
15 5 (1.44%) Retail
16 3 (0.86%) Advertising
16 3 (0.86%) Law
16 3 (0.86%) Military
Job Titles
1 72 (20.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 63 (18.16%) Network Engineer
3 34 (9.80%) Consultant
4 20 (5.76%) Analyst
4 20 (5.76%) Architect
5 19 (5.48%) Administrator
6 18 (5.19%) Cloud Consultant
6 18 (5.19%) Data Centre Manager
7 17 (4.90%) Senior Network Engineer
8 16 (4.61%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 16 (4.61%) Infrastructure Manager
9 15 (4.32%) Design Engineer
10 14 (4.03%) Data Centre Engineer
10 14 (4.03%) Data Manager
10 14 (4.03%) Infrastructure Design Engineer
10 14 (4.03%) Project Manager
11 13 (3.75%) Azure Infrastructure Lead
12 12 (3.46%) Cloud Infrastructure Consultant
12 12 (3.46%) IT Manager
13 11 (3.17%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (4.61%) LDAP
2 10 (2.88%) 802.1X
2 10 (2.88%) Web Services
3 6 (1.73%) RabbitMQ
3 6 (1.73%) REST
4 4 (1.15%) .NET
5 3 (0.86%) JSON
6 2 (0.58%) .NET Core
7 1 (0.29%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.29%) Middleware
7 1 (0.29%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 48 (13.83%) Public Cloud
2 44 (12.68%) Hybrid Cloud
3 42 (12.10%) Private Cloud
4 15 (4.32%) PKI
5 14 (4.03%) CMDB
6 13 (3.75%) Driving Licence
6 13 (3.75%) Self-Motivation
7 10 (2.88%) Management Information System
7 10 (2.88%) User Experience
8 9 (2.59%) Clustering
9 8 (2.31%) Replication
10 6 (1.73%) Linux Command Line
11 5 (1.44%) Acoustics
11 5 (1.44%) Cybercrime
11 5 (1.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 5 (1.44%) Fat Client
11 5 (1.44%) Social Media
11 5 (1.44%) Thin Client
12 4 (1.15%) Data Structures
13 2 (0.58%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 111 (31.99%) Windows
2 93 (26.80%) Windows Server
3 73 (21.04%) Linux
4 43 (12.39%) Windows Server 2016
5 37 (10.66%) Windows Server 2012
6 36 (10.37%) Windows Server 2019
7 23 (6.63%) Unix
7 23 (6.63%) Windows Server 2008
8 21 (6.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 14 (4.03%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (1.73%) Windows 10
11 4 (1.15%) CentOS
11 4 (1.15%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.86%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.86%) VMS
12 3 (0.86%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.58%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.58%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (31.41%) ITIL
2 83 (23.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 50 (14.41%) DevOps
4 40 (11.53%) Problem-Solving
5 36 (10.37%) Migration
6 35 (10.09%) Service Management
7 34 (9.80%) Data Centre Operations
8 33 (9.51%) Project Management
9 32 (9.22%) Agile Software Development
9 32 (9.22%) Load Balancing
10 30 (8.65%) PRINCE2
11 27 (7.78%) Configuration Management
11 27 (7.78%) Network Virtualisation
12 25 (7.20%) Disaster Recovery
12 25 (7.20%) Project Delivery
13 24 (6.92%) Change Management
14 23 (6.63%) Service Delivery
15 22 (6.34%) Stakeholder Management
16 21 (6.05%) Infrastructure as Code
16 21 (6.05%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 73 (21.04%) PowerShell
2 71 (20.46%) SQL
3 46 (13.26%) Python
4 15 (4.32%) Bash Shell
4 15 (4.32%) Java
5 13 (3.75%) C++
6 6 (1.73%) Ruby
6 6 (1.73%) Shell Script
7 5 (1.44%) C
7 5 (1.44%) VB
8 3 (0.86%) Perl
8 3 (0.86%) VBScript
9 2 (0.58%) C#
9 2 (0.58%) PHP
9 2 (0.58%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.58%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 79 (22.77%) Cisco Certification
2 55 (15.85%) Security Cleared
3 53 (15.27%) CCNP
4 47 (13.54%) CCNA
5 45 (12.97%) SC Cleared
6 37 (10.66%) Degree
7 26 (7.49%) Microsoft Certification
8 20 (5.76%) BPSS Clearance
9 18 (5.19%) MCSE
10 17 (4.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 10 (2.88%) CCIE
12 8 (2.31%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (1.73%) CISSP
13 6 (1.73%) Computer Science Degree
13 6 (1.73%) DBS Check
13 6 (1.73%) DV Cleared
14 5 (1.44%) CISA
14 5 (1.44%) JNCIP
14 5 (1.44%) JNCIS
14 5 (1.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (12.39%) SLA
2 8 (2.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.73%) BS25999
3 6 (1.73%) GDPR
3 6 (1.73%) ISO 9001
3 6 (1.73%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 6 (1.73%) QA
4 4 (1.15%) NCSC
4 4 (1.15%) NIST
5 3 (0.86%) GRC
6 2 (0.58%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 119 (34.29%) Active Directory
2 117 (33.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (16.14%) Hyper-V
4 25 (7.20%) Virtual Servers
5 20 (5.76%) vSphere
5 20 (5.76%) XenApp
6 19 (5.48%) VMware ESXi
7 18 (5.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 16 (4.61%) XenDesktop
9 14 (4.03%) Firmware
10 12 (3.46%) Virtual Machines
11 8 (2.31%) VMware NSX
12 6 (1.73%) Docker
13 4 (1.15%) NFS
14 2 (0.58%) DFS Replication
14 2 (0.58%) KVM
14 2 (0.58%) Terminal Server
15 1 (0.29%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 49 (14.12%) Ansible
2 43 (12.39%) SCCM
3 41 (11.82%) Microsoft Intune
4 32 (9.22%) SCVMM
5 30 (8.65%) Kubernetes
6 23 (6.63%) vCenter Server
7 22 (6.34%) vRealize
8 16 (4.61%) HAProxy
8 16 (4.61%) Terraform
9 15 (4.32%) Microsoft Clustering
10 12 (3.46%) Puppet
11 10 (2.88%) SCOrch
12 4 (1.15%) PowerCLI
12 4 (1.15%) WSUS
13 3 (0.86%) FortiGate
13 3 (0.86%) SCOM
13 3 (0.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 2 (0.58%) McAfee ePO
14 2 (0.58%) NetApp OnCommand
14 2 (0.58%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 152 (43.80%) Microsoft
2 137 (39.48%) VMware
3 110 (31.70%) Cisco
4 45 (12.97%) F5
5 36 (10.37%) Red Hat
6 33 (9.51%) Dell
7 31 (8.93%) Citrix
8 29 (8.36%) Veeam
9 28 (8.07%) Oracle
10 27 (7.78%) CheckPoint
11 26 (7.49%) IBM
12 23 (6.63%) Palo Alto
13 21 (6.05%) ServiceNow
14 20 (5.76%) Juniper
15 19 (5.48%) HP
16 16 (4.61%) Infoblox
17 13 (3.75%) McAfee
18 12 (3.46%) SolarWinds
19 9 (2.59%) Blue Coat
20 8 (2.31%) NetApp