Period
to 3 April 2020

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 3 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Center
England > South East
6 months to
3 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 113 116 116
Rank change year-on-year +3 0 -34
Permanent jobs citing Data Centre 567 727 866
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 2.67% 2.73% 2.74%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.58% 7.51% 7.69%
Number of salaries quoted 448 545 714
Median annual salary £57,500 £51,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.75% +2.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £31,850 £32,500 £28,500
90th Percentile £79,125 £80,000 £73,375
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +5.77%

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 7,485 9,675 11,264
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 35.26% 36.40% 35.65%
Number of salaries quoted 5,881 7,419 9,059
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £70,050
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +1.01%

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 3 April 2020.

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 3 April 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
Thames Valley -16 199 £57,500 +21.05% 32
Berkshire -5 139 £60,000 +26.32% 23
Hampshire +66 138 £50,000 -2.44% 25
Surrey +15 132 £63,750 +15.91% 21
West Sussex -7 48 £53,750 +2.38% 3
Buckinghamshire -9 40 £47,500 -26.92% 3
East Sussex +10 27 £65,000 +30.00% 1
Oxfordshire -4 16 £47,500 +27.01% 6
Kent +1 12 £40,000 -15.79% 4
Sussex - 6 £55,000 -
Middlesex +5 2 £34,000 -43.33% 1
Data Centre
England

For the 6 months to 3 April 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 South East region with a requirement for Data Centre.

1 207 (36.51%) Microsoft
2 203 (35.80%) Cisco
3 182 (32.10%) Windows
3 182 (32.10%) VMware
3 182 (32.10%) Azure
4 173 (30.51%) Active Directory
5 171 (30.16%) Firewall
6 160 (28.22%) Cisco Certification
7 133 (23.46%) VMware Infrastructure
8 129 (22.75%) Linux
9 119 (20.99%) CCNP
10 115 (20.28%) Windows Server
11 107 (18.87%) WAN
12 103 (18.17%) Finance
13 101 (17.81%) AWS
14 97 (17.11%) SQL
15 96 (16.93%) Hyper-V
16 95 (16.75%) Office 365
17 93 (16.40%) DNS
18 90 (15.87%) CCNA
18 90 (15.87%) Migration
19 89 (15.70%) Juniper
19 89 (15.70%) LAN
20 86 (15.17%) Wireless
20 86 (15.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 80 (14.11%) ITIL
22 76 (13.40%) DHCP
23 71 (12.52%) SAN
23 71 (12.52%) BGP
24 68 (11.99%) Citrix

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 35 (6.17%) SharePoint
2 29 (5.11%) Skype for Business
3 16 (2.82%) MS Exchange
4 6 (1.06%) Apache
5 5 (0.88%) IIS
6 4 (0.71%) Confluence
6 4 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (0.71%) Office Communications Server
7 3 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.35%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.35%) WebSphere Process Server
9 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.18%) JBoss
9 1 (0.18%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.18%) nginx
9 1 (0.18%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 21 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (3.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.23%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.71%) assyst
2 4 (0.71%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.18%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.18%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 182 (32.10%) Azure
2 101 (17.81%) AWS
3 95 (16.75%) Office 365
4 66 (11.64%) Azure Active Directory
5 56 (9.88%) IaaS
6 54 (9.52%) PaaS
7 41 (7.23%) SaaS
8 21 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
9 11 (1.94%) GCP
10 9 (1.59%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 6 (1.06%) Power Platform
12 5 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
12 5 (0.88%) Azure Data Factory
12 5 (0.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 2 (0.35%) Amazon ELB
13 2 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (0.35%) Cloudflare
13 2 (0.35%) OneDrive
13 2 (0.35%) Route 53
13 2 (0.35%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 171 (30.16%) Firewall
2 107 (18.87%) WAN
3 93 (16.40%) DNS
4 89 (15.70%) LAN
5 86 (15.17%) Wireless
6 76 (13.40%) DHCP
7 71 (12.52%) BGP
7 71 (12.52%) SAN
8 67 (11.82%) TCP/IP
9 66 (11.64%) VPN
10 65 (11.46%) OSPF
11 49 (8.64%) Cisco Nexus
12 48 (8.47%) MPLS
13 43 (7.58%) Cisco ASA
14 41 (7.23%) VoIP
15 36 (6.35%) Network Security
16 35 (6.17%) IPsec
17 30 (5.29%) Internet
18 25 (4.41%) Ethernet
19 24 (4.23%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (10.93%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.29%) MySQL
3 10 (1.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (1.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 8 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (1.23%) Azure SQL Database
5 7 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (1.06%) DTS
6 6 (1.06%) Power BI
6 6 (1.06%) SQL Server 2014
6 6 (1.06%) SQL Server 2016
7 5 (0.88%) MariaDB
8 4 (0.71%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (0.71%) QlikView
9 2 (0.35%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.18%) Big Data
10 1 (0.18%) Couchbase
10 1 (0.18%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 16 (2.82%) Git (software)
2 7 (1.23%) Jenkins
2 7 (1.23%) JIRA
3 3 (0.53%) WinDbg
4 2 (0.35%) Artifactory
4 2 (0.35%) Chocolatey
4 2 (0.35%) ClearCase
4 2 (0.35%) ClearQuest
4 2 (0.35%) Gradle
4 2 (0.35%) Maven
4 2 (0.35%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.35%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.35%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.18%) CircleCI
5 1 (0.18%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.18%) JMeter
5 1 (0.18%) MagicDraw
5 1 (0.18%) Subversion
5 1 (0.18%) TeamCity
General
1 103 (18.17%) Finance
2 39 (6.88%) Telecoms
3 21 (3.70%) Public Sector
4 14 (2.47%) Retail
5 13 (2.29%) Banking
5 13 (2.29%) Games
6 9 (1.59%) Back Office
7 7 (1.23%) Aerospace
8 6 (1.06%) Advertising
8 6 (1.06%) Legal
9 5 (0.88%) Local Government
10 4 (0.71%) Billing
10 4 (0.71%) Digital Economy
10 4 (0.71%) Law
11 3 (0.53%) Marketing
12 2 (0.35%) Electronics
12 2 (0.35%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.18%) Avionics
13 1 (0.18%) Czech Language
13 1 (0.18%) Military
Job Titles
1 131 (23.10%) Network Engineer
2 96 (16.93%) Architect
3 69 (12.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 41 (7.23%) Senior Network Engineer
5 38 (6.70%) Consultant
6 28 (4.94%) Solutions Architect
6 28 (4.94%) Support Engineer
7 26 (4.59%) Project Manager
8 25 (4.41%) IT Engineer
9 24 (4.23%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 23 (4.06%) Infrastructure Architect
10 23 (4.06%) Technical Architect
11 22 (3.88%) Operations Engineer
11 22 (3.88%) Server Engineer
12 21 (3.70%) Cloud Engineer
13 20 (3.53%) Data Centre Engineer
14 19 (3.35%) Cisco Engineer
14 19 (3.35%) Cisco Network Engineer
15 18 (3.17%) Network Architect
16 17 (3.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (2.82%) Middleware
2 5 (0.88%) 802.1X
3 4 (0.71%) CSS
3 4 (0.71%) jQuery
3 4 (0.71%) RESTful
3 4 (0.71%) Web Services
4 3 (0.53%) .NET
4 3 (0.53%) JSON
5 2 (0.35%) LAMP
5 2 (0.35%) X-Windows
6 1 (0.18%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.18%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.18%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.18%) HTML
6 1 (0.18%) LEMP Stack
6 1 (0.18%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.18%) Web Services Management
6 1 (0.18%) XML
6 1 (0.18%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 59 (10.41%) Private Cloud
2 45 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
3 44 (7.76%) Public Cloud
4 39 (6.88%) Hybrid Cloud
5 34 (6.00%) Self-Motivation
6 28 (4.94%) Management Information System
7 20 (3.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 15 (2.65%) Enterprise Software
9 14 (2.47%) Driving Licence
9 14 (2.47%) Video Conferencing
10 10 (1.76%) Clustering
10 10 (1.76%) Replication
11 8 (1.41%) PKI
12 7 (1.23%) Fibre Optics
12 7 (1.23%) Handset
12 7 (1.23%) Virtual Team
12 7 (1.23%) Wiki
13 6 (1.06%) Reinsurance
14 5 (0.88%) BYOD
14 5 (0.88%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 182 (32.10%) Windows
2 129 (22.75%) Linux
3 115 (20.28%) Windows Server
4 42 (7.41%) Unix
5 35 (6.17%) Windows Server 2016
6 25 (4.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (3.35%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (2.82%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (2.29%) Windows 10
10 10 (1.76%) Debian
11 9 (1.59%) CentOS
11 9 (1.59%) Windows 7
12 8 (1.41%) AIX
12 8 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (1.06%) Mac OS X
13 6 (1.06%) Windows 8
14 4 (0.71%) Solaris
15 3 (0.53%) Fedora
16 2 (0.35%) Ubuntu
17 1 (0.18%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (15.87%) Migration
2 86 (15.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 80 (14.11%) ITIL
4 65 (11.46%) Load Balancing
5 61 (10.76%) Problem-Solving
6 60 (10.58%) Presales
7 50 (8.82%) DevOps
8 45 (7.94%) Mentoring
8 45 (7.94%) Project Management
9 44 (7.76%) Configuration Management
10 43 (7.58%) Continuous Improvement
11 36 (6.35%) Service Delivery
12 29 (5.11%) Change Management
13 27 (4.76%) IT Strategy
13 27 (4.76%) PRINCE2
14 26 (4.59%) Data Centre Operations
14 26 (4.59%) Server Management
14 26 (4.59%) Validation
15 25 (4.41%) Disaster Recovery
16 24 (4.23%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 97 (17.11%) SQL
2 54 (9.52%) PowerShell
3 41 (7.23%) Python
4 25 (4.41%) PHP
5 20 (3.53%) JavaScript
6 16 (2.82%) Bash Shell
7 12 (2.12%) Java
8 10 (1.76%) Perl
9 6 (1.06%) T-SQL
10 5 (0.88%) C
10 5 (0.88%) Ruby
11 4 (0.71%) C++
12 3 (0.53%) VBScript
13 2 (0.35%) C#
14 1 (0.18%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 160 (28.22%) Cisco Certification
2 119 (20.99%) CCNP
3 90 (15.87%) CCNA
4 67 (11.82%) Security Cleared
5 62 (10.93%) Degree
6 39 (6.88%) SC Cleared
7 38 (6.70%) Microsoft Certification
8 33 (5.82%) JNCIS
9 32 (5.64%) CCIE
10 25 (4.41%) MCSE
11 24 (4.23%) JNCIA
12 23 (4.06%) DV Cleared
13 15 (2.65%) Computer Science Degree
13 15 (2.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 13 (2.29%) ITIL Certification
14 13 (2.29%) JNCIP
15 12 (2.12%) AWS Certification
16 10 (1.76%) A+ Certification
16 10 (1.76%) CCDP
16 10 (1.76%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.88%) SLA
2 12 (2.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (2.12%) PCI DSS
3 10 (1.76%) GDPR
4 5 (0.88%) ISO 14001
4 5 (0.88%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.71%) HIPAA
5 4 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 3 (0.53%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.35%) QA
7 2 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
System Software
1 173 (30.51%) Active Directory
2 133 (23.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 96 (16.93%) Hyper-V
4 23 (4.06%) Virtual Machines
5 18 (3.17%) Firmware
6 15 (2.65%) VMware ESXi
6 15 (2.65%) vSphere
7 10 (1.76%) Virtual Servers
8 8 (1.41%) Docker
8 8 (1.41%) Microsoft App-V
8 8 (1.41%) VMware NSX
9 7 (1.23%) KVM
9 7 (1.23%) XenApp
10 6 (1.06%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.71%) NFS
12 3 (0.53%) VMware Server
13 2 (0.35%) LXC
13 2 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
14 1 (0.18%) ISA Server
14 1 (0.18%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 60 (10.58%) SCCM
2 32 (5.64%) WSUS
3 26 (4.59%) SCOM
4 22 (3.88%) NetBackup
5 21 (3.70%) Ansible
6 18 (3.17%) SCVMM
7 17 (3.00%) EMC NetWorker
8 15 (2.65%) Cisco Prime
9 11 (1.94%) Microsoft Intune
10 9 (1.59%) FortiGate
10 9 (1.59%) SolarWinds Orion
10 9 (1.59%) Terraform
11 8 (1.41%) Cisco CUCM
11 8 (1.41%) Microsoft Clustering
11 8 (1.41%) Puppet
12 6 (1.06%) BMC PATROL
12 6 (1.06%) Kubernetes
13 4 (0.71%) Amdocs OSS
13 4 (0.71%) Icinga
13 4 (0.71%) vRealize
Vendors
1 207 (36.51%) Microsoft
2 203 (35.80%) Cisco
3 182 (32.10%) VMware
4 89 (15.70%) Juniper
5 68 (11.99%) Citrix
6 44 (7.76%) F5
6 44 (7.76%) HP
7 39 (6.88%) CheckPoint
8 38 (6.70%) SolarWinds
9 33 (5.82%) Palo Alto
10 32 (5.64%) Brocade
11 28 (4.94%) Dell
11 28 (4.94%) EMC
12 25 (4.41%) NetApp
13 20 (3.53%) Symantec
14 19 (3.35%) Meraki
15 16 (2.82%) Arista
16 13 (2.29%) Remedy
16 13 (2.29%) ServiceNow
17 12 (2.12%) 3PAR