Period
to 3 March 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 3 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Center
England > South East
6 months to
3 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 121 107 110
Rank change year-on-year -14 +3 +2
Permanent jobs citing Data Centre 282 652 731
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 2.43% 2.91% 2.75%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.65% 8.22% 7.58%
Number of salaries quoted 256 555 547
Median annual salary £60,000 £57,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +14.00% -
10th Percentile £38,438 £33,550 £32,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £79,500 £78,750
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +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 4,239 7,934 9,639
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 36.59% 35.36% 36.30%
Number of salaries quoted 3,037 6,322 7,608
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £77,500 £75,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

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 March 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 3 March 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 +6 117 £60,000 +9.09% 31
Surrey +9 69 £65,000 - 13
Berkshire -12 66 £60,000 +4.35% 13
Hampshire -14 50 £45,000 -10.00% 20
Buckinghamshire +49 37 £60,000 +6.67% 11
West Sussex -34 21 £57,500 +0.88% 3
Oxfordshire +35 17 £60,000 +42.05% 7
Kent +35 15 £42,250 -8.65% 4
East Sussex +11 5 £55,000 -15.38% 2
Home Counties - 2 £48,750 -
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Data Centre
England

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

1 116 (41.13%) Microsoft
2 109 (38.65%) VMware
3 95 (33.69%) Active Directory
4 90 (31.91%) ITIL
5 84 (29.79%) VMware Infrastructure
6 83 (29.43%) Azure
6 83 (29.43%) Cisco
7 80 (28.37%) Windows
8 69 (24.47%) DNS
8 69 (24.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 67 (23.76%) Windows Server
10 63 (22.34%) Cisco Certification
10 63 (22.34%) Firewall
10 63 (22.34%) AWS
11 61 (21.63%) Hyper-V
12 59 (20.92%) SAN
13 51 (18.09%) PowerShell
14 50 (17.73%) IaaS
15 48 (17.02%) PaaS
15 48 (17.02%) TCP/IP
16 46 (16.31%) DHCP
16 46 (16.31%) SQL
16 46 (16.31%) Public Cloud
17 45 (15.96%) SQL Server
17 45 (15.96%) SCCM
18 44 (15.60%) WAN
19 43 (15.25%) Security Cleared
19 43 (15.25%) Ansible
19 43 (15.25%) Microsoft 365
20 41 (14.54%) Private Cloud

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 21 (7.45%) SharePoint
2 16 (5.67%) MS Exchange
3 8 (2.84%) Skype for Business
4 3 (1.06%) Confluence
4 3 (1.06%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.71%) Apache
6 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.35%) IIS
6 1 (0.35%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.35%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (3.55%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.42%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 83 (29.43%) Azure
2 63 (22.34%) AWS
3 50 (17.73%) IaaS
4 48 (17.02%) PaaS
5 43 (15.25%) Microsoft 365
6 25 (8.87%) SaaS
7 24 (8.51%) Azure Active Directory
8 14 (4.96%) OpenShift
9 6 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (1.77%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 4 (1.42%) GCP
12 3 (1.06%) Power Platform
13 2 (0.71%) Azure Data Factory
13 2 (0.71%) Mimecast
14 1 (0.35%) Dynamics 365
14 1 (0.35%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 69 (24.47%) DNS
2 63 (22.34%) Firewall
3 59 (20.92%) SAN
4 48 (17.02%) TCP/IP
5 46 (16.31%) DHCP
6 44 (15.60%) WAN
7 32 (11.35%) Cisco ASA
7 32 (11.35%) VPN
8 31 (10.99%) LAN
9 29 (10.28%) Wireless
10 23 (8.16%) BGP
11 22 (7.80%) Cisco Nexus
11 22 (7.80%) OSPF
12 21 (7.45%) MPLS
12 21 (7.45%) VLAN
13 20 (7.09%) Network Security
14 18 (6.38%) Internet
15 17 (6.03%) NAS
16 13 (4.61%) IPsec
17 12 (4.26%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (15.96%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.77%) Azure SQL Database
2 5 (1.77%) Big Data
2 5 (1.77%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.06%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (1.06%) Cosmos DB
3 3 (1.06%) MongoDB
3 3 (1.06%) NoSQL
3 3 (1.06%) Power BI
4 2 (0.71%) BigQuery
4 2 (0.71%) MySQL
4 2 (0.71%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (0.71%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (0.71%) RDBMS
4 2 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.35%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (1.42%) JIRA
2 3 (1.06%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.71%) Artifactory
3 2 (0.71%) Bitbucket
3 2 (0.71%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.71%) Gradle
3 2 (0.71%) Maven
4 1 (0.35%) Burp Suite
4 1 (0.35%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.35%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 37 (13.12%) Telecoms
2 34 (12.06%) Finance
3 12 (4.26%) Banking
3 12 (4.26%) Marketing
4 8 (2.84%) Digital Economy
5 6 (2.13%) Public Sector
6 5 (1.77%) Back Office
7 4 (1.42%) Electronics
7 4 (1.42%) Law
7 4 (1.42%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.06%) Advertising
8 3 (1.06%) Legal
8 3 (1.06%) Military
9 2 (0.71%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.71%) Billing
9 2 (0.71%) Korean Language
9 2 (0.71%) Retail
Job Titles
1 51 (18.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 42 (14.89%) Network Engineer
3 34 (12.06%) Consultant
4 18 (6.38%) Data Centre Manager
5 17 (6.03%) Analyst
5 17 (6.03%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 15 (5.32%) Data Manager
6 15 (5.32%) Project Manager
7 14 (4.96%) Architect
7 14 (4.96%) IT Manager
7 14 (4.96%) Technical Leader
8 13 (4.61%) Azure Infrastructure Lead
8 13 (4.61%) Infrastructure Manager
9 12 (4.26%) Administrator
9 12 (4.26%) Cloud Consultant
9 12 (4.26%) DevOps Engineer
10 11 (3.90%) Azure Consultant
11 10 (3.55%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 10 (3.55%) Senior Network Engineer
12 9 (3.19%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.96%) LDAP
2 8 (2.84%) 802.1X
3 3 (1.06%) JSON
4 2 (0.71%) Apache NiFi
5 1 (0.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 46 (16.31%) Public Cloud
2 41 (14.54%) Private Cloud
3 34 (12.06%) Hybrid Cloud
4 10 (3.55%) Management Information System
5 9 (3.19%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (3.19%) Clustering
5 9 (3.19%) Driving Licence
6 7 (2.48%) CMDB
6 7 (2.48%) PKI
6 7 (2.48%) User Experience
6 7 (2.48%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (2.13%) Replication
8 5 (1.77%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (1.42%) Linux Command Line
9 4 (1.42%) Social Media
10 3 (1.06%) Cybercrime
10 3 (1.06%) Fat Client
10 3 (1.06%) Fibre Optics
10 3 (1.06%) Thin Client
11 2 (0.71%) EMC VNXe
Operating Systems
1 80 (28.37%) Windows
2 67 (23.76%) Windows Server
3 37 (13.12%) Linux
4 34 (12.06%) Windows Server 2016
5 29 (10.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 28 (9.93%) Windows Server 2019
7 14 (4.96%) Unix
7 14 (4.96%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (3.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (3.19%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (1.06%) CentOS
10 3 (1.06%) Ubuntu
10 3 (1.06%) VMS
10 3 (1.06%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.71%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.35%) Kali Linux
12 1 (0.35%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (31.91%) ITIL
2 69 (24.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 38 (13.48%) Problem-Solving
4 35 (12.41%) DevOps
4 35 (12.41%) Project Management
5 32 (11.35%) Disaster Recovery
6 31 (10.99%) PRINCE2
7 27 (9.57%) Service Management
8 22 (7.80%) Load Balancing
9 20 (7.09%) Agile Software Development
9 20 (7.09%) Analytics
9 20 (7.09%) Configuration Management
9 20 (7.09%) Migration
10 18 (6.38%) ITIL V3
10 18 (6.38%) Presales
10 18 (6.38%) Stakeholder Management
11 16 (5.67%) ITSM
11 16 (5.67%) Network Virtualisation
11 16 (5.67%) Service Delivery
12 15 (5.32%) Data Centre Operations
Programming Languages
1 51 (18.09%) PowerShell
2 46 (16.31%) SQL
3 30 (10.64%) Python
4 8 (2.84%) Shell Script
5 7 (2.48%) Bash Shell
6 4 (1.42%) Java
7 3 (1.06%) VB
8 2 (0.71%) C++
8 2 (0.71%) Perl
9 1 (0.35%) Clojure
9 1 (0.35%) PHP
9 1 (0.35%) R
9 1 (0.35%) Ruby
9 1 (0.35%) VBA
9 1 (0.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 63 (22.34%) Cisco Certification
2 43 (15.25%) Security Cleared
3 39 (13.83%) SC Cleared
4 38 (13.48%) CCNP
5 33 (11.70%) CCNA
6 27 (9.57%) Degree
7 25 (8.87%) Microsoft Certification
8 23 (8.16%) BPSS Clearance
9 18 (6.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 16 (5.67%) MCSE
11 12 (4.26%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (2.48%) MOS
13 6 (2.13%) CCIE
13 6 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
13 6 (2.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 5 (1.77%) DV Cleared
14 5 (1.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 4 (1.42%) CISSP
15 4 (1.42%) MCP
16 3 (1.06%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (9.22%) SLA
2 12 (4.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (3.90%) GDPR
4 9 (3.19%) BS25999
4 9 (3.19%) ISO 9001
4 9 (3.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 7 (2.48%) QA
6 2 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.35%) COBIT
7 1 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.35%) NCSC
7 1 (0.35%) NIST
7 1 (0.35%) PMO
System Software
1 95 (33.69%) Active Directory
2 84 (29.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 61 (21.63%) Hyper-V
4 22 (7.80%) Virtual Servers
5 16 (5.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 15 (5.32%) Virtual Machines
6 15 (5.32%) XenApp
7 14 (4.96%) vSphere
7 14 (4.96%) XenDesktop
8 9 (3.19%) Firmware
8 9 (3.19%) VMware NSX
9 8 (2.84%) Docker
10 5 (1.77%) vCloud
11 4 (1.42%) NFS
11 4 (1.42%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.71%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.71%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.35%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 45 (15.96%) SCCM
2 43 (15.25%) Ansible
3 38 (13.48%) Microsoft Intune
4 31 (10.99%) Kubernetes
5 30 (10.64%) SCVMM
6 20 (7.09%) vRealize
7 17 (6.03%) Terraform
8 15 (5.32%) Puppet
9 14 (4.96%) HAProxy
10 12 (4.26%) vCenter Server
11 7 (2.48%) NetBackup
12 6 (2.13%) Microsoft Clustering
12 6 (2.13%) SCOM
12 6 (2.13%) SCOrch
13 5 (1.77%) WSUS
14 4 (1.42%) EMC NetWorker
15 2 (0.71%) Failover Clustering
15 2 (0.71%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 2 (0.71%) Oracle RMAN
16 1 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 116 (41.13%) Microsoft
2 109 (38.65%) VMware
3 83 (29.43%) Cisco
4 37 (13.12%) F5
5 28 (9.93%) Citrix
6 27 (9.57%) Dell
6 27 (9.57%) Oracle
6 27 (9.57%) Red Hat
7 21 (7.45%) Veeam
8 19 (6.74%) IBM
9 18 (6.38%) ServiceNow
10 15 (5.32%) EMC
10 15 (5.32%) SolarWinds
11 14 (4.96%) CheckPoint
11 14 (4.96%) HP
11 14 (4.96%) Infoblox
11 14 (4.96%) Juniper
12 13 (4.61%) Palo Alto
13 6 (2.13%) Blue Coat
13 6 (2.13%) McAfee