Period
to 30 July 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 30 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Center
England > South East
6 months to
30 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 154 84 110
Rank change year-on-year -70 +26 +11
Permanent jobs citing Data Centre 379 398 792
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 2.30% 3.36% 3.00%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.53% 10.42% 9.20%
Number of salaries quoted 283 282 596
10th Percentile £31,050 £31,250 £32,500
25th Percentile £37,500 £35,525 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £55,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year -9.09% -4.35% +21.05%
75th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £81,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £58,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -5.17% +5.45% -

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 5,807 3,820 8,605
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 35.25% 32.22% 32.56%
Number of salaries quoted 3,619 3,143 6,708
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £29,000
25th Percentile £40,000 £38,750 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £51,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.94% +3.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £77,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.64% +4.76%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -15 184 £52,500 +5.00% 38
Surrey -11 89 £55,000 -12.00% 11
Berkshire -46 83 £57,500 +4.55% 11
Buckinghamshire -11 60 £50,000 +14.94% 12
Hampshire -120 56 £45,000 -5.26% 12
Oxfordshire +31 41 £50,000 -20.00% 15
West Sussex -4 20 £52,500 -25.00% 4
East Sussex -32 16 £33,250 -32.14% 6
Kent -32 12 £41,250 -31.25% 3
Data Centre
England

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 157 (41.42%) VMware
2 154 (40.63%) Microsoft
3 144 (37.99%) Windows
4 127 (33.51%) Active Directory
4 127 (33.51%) VMware Infrastructure
5 124 (32.72%) Azure
6 123 (32.45%) Cisco
7 114 (30.08%) Firewall
8 102 (26.91%) ITIL
9 101 (26.65%) Linux
10 98 (25.86%) Windows Server
11 82 (21.64%) DNS
11 82 (21.64%) AWS
12 77 (20.32%) Cisco Certification
12 77 (20.32%) Microsoft 365
13 76 (20.05%) SQL
14 71 (18.73%) SQL Server
15 69 (18.21%) Social Skills
16 67 (17.68%) PowerShell
17 64 (16.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 60 (15.83%) IaaS
18 60 (15.83%) DHCP
19 58 (15.30%) WAN
20 55 (14.51%) CCNA
20 55 (14.51%) SAN
21 54 (14.25%) VPN
21 54 (14.25%) PaaS
22 53 (13.98%) LAN
23 52 (13.72%) Security Cleared
24 49 (12.93%) Telecoms

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 34 (8.97%) SharePoint
2 24 (6.33%) MS Exchange
3 23 (6.07%) IIS
4 9 (2.37%) OpenStack
5 7 (1.85%) Confluence
6 6 (1.58%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.26%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.26%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (2.64%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.58%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.06%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 124 (32.72%) Azure
2 82 (21.64%) AWS
3 77 (20.32%) Microsoft 365
4 60 (15.83%) IaaS
5 54 (14.25%) PaaS
6 33 (8.71%) Azure Active Directory
7 26 (6.86%) SaaS
8 21 (5.54%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (1.85%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 7 (1.85%) OpenShift
10 5 (1.32%) Cloudflare
10 5 (1.32%) Mimecast
10 5 (1.32%) Power Platform
11 4 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (1.06%) Azure Data Factory
11 4 (1.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 3 (0.79%) AWS CloudFormation
12 3 (0.79%) Azure Synapse Analytics
12 3 (0.79%) IBM Cloud
12 3 (0.79%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 114 (30.08%) Firewall
2 82 (21.64%) DNS
3 60 (15.83%) DHCP
4 58 (15.30%) WAN
5 55 (14.51%) SAN
6 54 (14.25%) VPN
7 53 (13.98%) LAN
8 48 (12.66%) Network Security
9 47 (12.40%) MPLS
10 44 (11.61%) TCP/IP
11 35 (9.23%) BGP
11 35 (9.23%) Internet
12 30 (7.92%) OSPF
13 28 (7.39%) VLAN
14 25 (6.60%) Cisco ASA
15 23 (6.07%) Cisco Nexus
16 22 (5.80%) Wireless
17 21 (5.54%) IPsec
18 20 (5.28%) Wi-Fi
19 17 (4.49%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (18.73%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.90%) MySQL
3 10 (2.64%) Azure SQL Database
4 9 (2.37%) MongoDB
5 6 (1.58%) Amazon RDS
5 6 (1.58%) NoSQL
6 5 (1.32%) SQL Server 2016
7 4 (1.06%) MariaDB
7 4 (1.06%) Power BI
7 4 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (1.06%) Tableau
8 1 (0.26%) OLAP
8 1 (0.26%) OLTP
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle OLAP
8 1 (0.26%) RavenDB
8 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (2.37%) Jenkins
2 8 (2.11%) JIRA
3 6 (1.58%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.06%) NUnit
4 4 (1.06%) TeamCity
5 3 (0.79%) Bitbucket
5 3 (0.79%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.53%) Artifactory
6 2 (0.53%) Gradle
6 2 (0.53%) Maven
7 1 (0.26%) GitLab
7 1 (0.26%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.26%) JMeter
7 1 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 69 (18.21%) Social Skills
2 49 (12.93%) Finance
2 49 (12.93%) Telecoms
3 28 (7.39%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (5.01%) Banking
5 17 (4.49%) Manufacturing
5 17 (4.49%) Presentation Skills
5 17 (4.49%) Public Sector
6 16 (4.22%) Marketing
7 11 (2.90%) Electronics
7 11 (2.90%) Influencing Skills
8 10 (2.64%) Documentation Skills
9 9 (2.37%) Retail
10 6 (1.58%) Legal
11 5 (1.32%) Billing
12 3 (0.79%) Law
13 2 (0.53%) Automotive
13 2 (0.53%) Games
13 2 (0.53%) Local Government
13 2 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 67 (17.68%) Network Engineer
2 57 (15.04%) Architect
2 57 (15.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 30 (7.92%) Analyst
4 26 (6.86%) Consultant
4 26 (6.86%) Infrastructure Architect
5 20 (5.28%) Support Engineer
6 18 (4.75%) Senior Network Engineer
7 17 (4.49%) Data Centre Engineer
8 16 (4.22%) Cloud Consultant
8 16 (4.22%) Infrastructure Manager
9 15 (3.96%) Administrator
9 15 (3.96%) Senior Architect
10 14 (3.69%) IT Engineer
10 14 (3.69%) IT Manager
11 13 (3.43%) Cloud Engineer
12 11 (2.90%) Network Architect
13 10 (2.64%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
13 10 (2.64%) Solutions Architect
13 10 (2.64%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.17%) Web Services
2 8 (2.11%) LDAP
3 7 (1.85%) 802.1X
3 7 (1.85%) REST
4 6 (1.58%) .NET
4 6 (1.58%) RabbitMQ
5 4 (1.06%) .NET Core
5 4 (1.06%) JSON
6 3 (0.79%) Middleware
7 1 (0.26%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.26%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.26%) Flash
7 1 (0.26%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 40 (10.55%) Public Cloud
2 28 (7.39%) Hybrid Cloud
3 27 (7.12%) Private Cloud
4 19 (5.01%) Self-Motivation
5 13 (3.43%) CMDB
5 13 (3.43%) Replication
6 12 (3.17%) PKI
7 10 (2.64%) Clustering
7 10 (2.64%) Management Information System
8 9 (2.37%) Driving Licence
9 8 (2.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 8 (2.11%) User Experience
10 6 (1.58%) Legacy Applications
10 6 (1.58%) Linux Command Line
11 5 (1.32%) Acoustics
12 4 (1.06%) Cybercrime
12 4 (1.06%) Cyberthreat
12 4 (1.06%) Data Structures
12 4 (1.06%) Social Media
13 3 (0.79%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 144 (37.99%) Windows
2 101 (26.65%) Linux
3 98 (25.86%) Windows Server
4 33 (8.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 29 (7.65%) Windows Server 2016
6 24 (6.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 22 (5.80%) Windows Server 2012
8 19 (5.01%) Windows Server 2019
9 18 (4.75%) Windows 10
10 12 (3.17%) Windows Server 2003
11 11 (2.90%) Unix
12 6 (1.58%) Mac OS X
12 6 (1.58%) Windows 7
13 5 (1.32%) Android
14 4 (1.06%) CentOS
15 3 (0.79%) Solaris
15 3 (0.79%) Windows 2000 Server
16 2 (0.53%) VMS
17 1 (0.26%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (26.91%) ITIL
2 64 (16.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 44 (11.61%) Project Management
4 42 (11.08%) Agile Software Development
5 41 (10.82%) DevOps
6 40 (10.55%) Mentoring
6 40 (10.55%) Migration
7 33 (8.71%) Configuration Management
8 32 (8.44%) Service Management
9 30 (7.92%) Problem-Solving
10 29 (7.65%) Project Delivery
11 28 (7.39%) Data Centre Operations
11 28 (7.39%) PRINCE2
12 27 (7.12%) Presales
12 27 (7.12%) Stakeholder Management
13 25 (6.60%) Load Balancing
14 24 (6.33%) Infrastructure as Code
14 24 (6.33%) Network Virtualisation
15 23 (6.07%) Service Delivery
16 22 (5.80%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 76 (20.05%) SQL
2 67 (17.68%) PowerShell
3 42 (11.08%) Python
4 23 (6.07%) Bash Shell
5 15 (3.96%) Java
6 12 (3.17%) C++
7 11 (2.90%) PHP
8 9 (2.37%) Perl
9 7 (1.85%) C
10 6 (1.58%) Ruby
11 5 (1.32%) C#
11 5 (1.32%) T-SQL
12 4 (1.06%) TypeScript
13 3 (0.79%) VB
13 3 (0.79%) VBScript
14 2 (0.53%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.26%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 77 (20.32%) Cisco Certification
2 55 (14.51%) CCNA
3 52 (13.72%) Security Cleared
4 45 (11.87%) Degree
5 41 (10.82%) CCNP
6 39 (10.29%) SC Cleared
7 33 (8.71%) Microsoft Certification
8 24 (6.33%) MCSE
9 15 (3.96%) CCIE
10 12 (3.17%) DBS Check
11 9 (2.37%) CISSP
11 9 (2.37%) Computer Science Degree
11 9 (2.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 8 (2.11%) JNCIP
13 7 (1.85%) JNCIA
13 7 (1.85%) JNCIE
14 6 (1.58%) BPSS Clearance
14 6 (1.58%) DV Cleared
14 6 (1.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 5 (1.32%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (12.66%) SLA
2 9 (2.37%) QA
3 8 (2.11%) NIST
3 8 (2.11%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.32%) Accessibility
4 5 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.32%) NCSC
5 4 (1.06%) HIPAA
6 3 (0.79%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (0.79%) GRC
7 2 (0.53%) GDPR
8 1 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 127 (33.51%) Active Directory
1 127 (33.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (8.71%) Hyper-V
3 24 (6.33%) vSphere
4 23 (6.07%) VMware ESXi
5 14 (3.69%) Virtual Servers
5 14 (3.69%) VMware NSX
6 12 (3.17%) XenApp
7 10 (2.64%) Firmware
8 8 (2.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 8 (2.11%) XenDesktop
9 7 (1.85%) Docker
10 4 (1.06%) OpenSSH
10 4 (1.06%) Virtual Desktop
10 4 (1.06%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (0.79%) KVM
11 3 (0.79%) NFS
11 3 (0.79%) Terminal Server
12 2 (0.53%) pfSense
13 1 (0.26%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 37 (9.76%) SCCM
2 28 (7.39%) Ansible
2 28 (7.39%) Microsoft Intune
3 18 (4.75%) vCenter Server
4 16 (4.22%) vRealize
5 15 (3.96%) Kubernetes
6 13 (3.43%) Microsoft Clustering
6 13 (3.43%) SCVMM
7 10 (2.64%) Terraform
8 8 (2.11%) HAProxy
9 7 (1.85%) SCOrch
10 6 (1.58%) FortiGate
10 6 (1.58%) PowerCLI
11 4 (1.06%) CSIRT
12 3 (0.79%) Active Directory Federation Services
12 3 (0.79%) Failover Clustering
12 3 (0.79%) Single Sign-On
12 3 (0.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 3 (0.79%) Tivoli
12 3 (0.79%) WSUS
Vendors
1 157 (41.42%) VMware
2 154 (40.63%) Microsoft
3 123 (32.45%) Cisco
4 36 (9.50%) Dell
5 33 (8.71%) Citrix
5 33 (8.71%) F5
6 30 (7.92%) CheckPoint
6 30 (7.92%) Juniper
7 25 (6.60%) IBM
7 25 (6.60%) Red Hat
8 24 (6.33%) Oracle
9 23 (6.07%) HP
9 23 (6.07%) Palo Alto
10 22 (5.80%) Veeam
11 15 (3.96%) Meraki
11 15 (3.96%) ServiceNow
12 11 (2.90%) SolarWinds
13 10 (2.64%) Hitachi
13 10 (2.64%) NetApp
13 10 (2.64%) SAP